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ableness of prayer.
“No man can serve two masters; splinter in thy brother's eye,
and CHAP. VII. for either he will hate the one, and considerest not the beam in thine
love the other, or at least will hold own eye? Or how canst thou 4
cannot serve God and Wealth. the splinter out of thine eye,' and
Is not life better and then thou wilt see clearly to
air, they neither sow, nor reap, “Give not that food which is 6
in teaching your heavenly Father feedeth them. before swine, lest the swine tram
Are not much better than they? ple them under their feet, and the 27 And which of you, with all his dogs turn about and tear you.
anxiety, can add a single 'cubit to ir Ask and it will be given you; ? 28 his life? And why are ye anxious seek and ye will find ; knock and Reason
about raiment ? Consider how the it will be opened to you : for every
lilies of the field grow ; they toil one that * asketh receiveth, and he 29 not, neither do they spin ; yet I say who seeketh, findeth ; and to him 8
unto you that even Solomon in all who knocketh it will be opened.
his glory was not arrayed like one. Who among you, if his son ask 9
grass of the field, which flourisheth Orif he ask for a fish will give him 10
more clothe you, Oye of little unto your children, how much
saying, 'What shall we eat, or heaven give good things to them
what shall we drink, or what shall that ask him. All things therefore 12
things do the Gentiles seek) be should do unto you, do ye even so
eth that you have need of all these was one principal object of the law
of God, and the righteousness re- “ Enter in by the strait gate ; 13
quired by him, and all these things for wide is the gate and broad is Road to life 34 shall be added unto you. Be not the way, which leadeth to destruc
therefore anxious about the mor- tion, and there are many that enter
which cach day is the trouble thereof. leadeth to life ; and how few there
Judge not, that ye be not are that find it !
judged; for as ye judge, ye will be “ Beware of those false teachers 15 Against judged, and the measure that you that come to you in sheep's cloth- Caution jging. give will be given to you again. ing, but inwardly are
ravenous 3 But why dost thou behold the wolves. Ye may know them by teachers.
" A small measure or portion of time.
• Be not willing to pass an unfavou able sentence upon
others. 3 By splinter and beam, are meant slight
and great faults.
+ Provided he ask for proper things in a proper manner.
CHAP: their fruits. Are grapes gathered saying, “Master! if thou wilt, CHAP. VII. from thorns, or figs from thistles ? thou canst make me clean;" and 17 So every good tree beareth good Jesus stretched out his hand, and 3
fruit, but a bad tree beareth bad touched him, saying, “ I will, be 18 fruit. A good tree cannot bring thou clean ;” and immediately his
forth bad fruit, nor a bad tree bear leprosy was cleansed; and Jesus % 20 good fruit : Wherefore by their saith unto him, “See thou tell no fruits
ye may know them. man, but go, show thyself to the 21 “No man for saying, · Master, priest, and offer the gift which True quali- master,' shall enter into the king-Moses appointed for a testiinony fication for dom of heaven, but for doing the unto them." the kingdom of will of
Father who is in heaven. And as he went into Capernaum, 5 heaven. Many will say to me in that ® day, a Centurion came to himn, beseech-a
Centari. 22 · Have we not taught in thy name, ing him, and saying: “Sirmyom a passo
and in thy name cast out demons, servant lieth at home ill with the
and in thy name done many won- palsy, grievously afflicted.” Jesus 7
clare unto them, I never knew cure him ;” and the Centurion an- 8
that thou shouldest come under my 24 “Whosoever therefore heareth roof; but speak a word only, and Who are
these words of mine, and doeth my servant will be well. For even 9 wise and whese them, I will liken him unto a wise I who am a man under * authority,
man, who built his house upon a have soldiers under myself ; and I
the floods came, and the winds to another, come, and he cometh,
but it fell not, for it was founded he doeth it." When Jesus heard 10
eth these words of mine, and doeth those about him, “Verily I have
Israel. And I say unto you, many 11
and the floods came, and the and shall be guests with Abraham,
the kingdom shall be cast out into
at his teaching, for he taught them said Jesus to the Centurion, “Go,
done unto thee.” And his servant CHAP.
When Jesus was come down was well from that very moment.
from the mountain, great multi- And when Jesus was come un- Peter's Jesus cures tudes followed him, and behold! a to Peter's house, he saw his wife's
ther of a leper came, and did him obeisance, mother lying on a bed ill of a fever, fever,
1 A bad man cannot heartily recommend miraculous cure, which they themselves true virtue and goodness to others. acknowledge to be perfect. * Any day or time, in which it shall
ap- 4 Much more might Jesus command, pear who are the true disciples of Christ, who was under no authority of that sort. and who not.
5 So strong a belief of my power to work 3. To work conviction in the priests and miracles. others, when they shall know the author of a
CHAP. and he took hold of her hand, and Gergesenes, there met him two CHAP. VIII.
the fever left her : and she arose demoniacs, coming out from 15 and ministered unto him.
amongst the tombs, exceedingly Tranfers 16. Now when evening was come, fierce, so that no man could pass from two and many many possessed with demons were that way, and behold! they cried men into
brought unto him, and he cast out out, saying, “What hast thou to a herd of persons.
the spirits with a word, and cured all do with us, Jesus thou Son of God swine.
17 that were sick. Thus was fulfilled Art thou come hither to torment us Isa. liii. 4. the word of Isaiah, saying, He before the time !" Now there was 30
took away our infirmities and re-at some distance from them a herd
of many swine feeding. And the 31 18 Now when Jesus saw great mul- men supposing themselves to be Jesus cau- titudes about him, he gave orders possessed with demons besought tions some
to go to the other side of the lake; him, saying in their name, If who wished to be his and a certain scribe came up, and thou cast us out, send us into that disciples. said unto him, “ Teacher, I will herd of swine.” And he said unto 32
accompany thee whithersoever thou them, “Go,” and when they were 20 goest.' And Jesus saith unto him, come out, they went into the
* The foxes have holes, and the swine. And lo! the whole herd of
son of man hath not where to rest place into the lake, and * perished in
ing to be one of his disciples, said them fled away into the city Ga22 unto him, “ Master, suffer me first dara, and told every thing, and
to go and bury my father;” but Jesus what had happened to the demonisaid unto him, “Come with me, and acs. And lo! the whole city came 34 let the spiritually dead bury their out to meet Jesus; and when they naturally dead.
saw him, they besought him to 23 And when he was gone into the leave their country. Stills a vessel, his disciples followed him, Then he went into the vessel, CHAP. tempest. and behold! a great tempest arose and passed over to his own city,
in the lake, so that the vessel was Capernaum. And behold! there Cures anbeginning to be covered with the was brought unto him a man with other man
of a palsy. 25 waves; but he was asleep. And a palsy, lying on a couch ; and Je
his disciples came to him and sus seeing their faith, said to him
awoke him, saying, “ Master, save that had the palsy: “ Take cou-
unto thein, “Why are ye fearful, thee.” And behold! some of the 3
and rebuked the wind and the sea, " This man speaketh profanely."
the men wondered, saying, “What and said, " Why think ye evil in
winds, and the sea obey him !” say, 'Thy sins are forgiven thee,' or
other side, into the country of the that ye may know, that the son of
* No fixed place of residence.
the Jews keeping swine in contempt of the · Or madmen.
law. 3 The madness of the men was miracu- 5 Hence it is not necessary to suppose that lously transferred to the swine.
the man's sins were forgiven in a moral sense. * Probably this was done in punishment of
CHAP. man hath power gy nted to him but they put new wine into new CHAP.
here on earth to forgive sins,” skins, and both are preserved.”
the palsy) “ Arise, take up thy things to them, behold! there came Is applied 7 couch, and go home." So he a certain ' ruler and did him obei- to by a ru. S arose, and went home. But when sance, saying, “ My daughter is his daugh
the multitude saw it, they wonder- just at the point of death; but ter,
she will live,” And Jesus arose and 19
sitting at the place where custom ruler's house, and perceived the which he was paid ; and he saith unto him, minstrels and the people making a
was at table in Matthew's house, but asleep.” And they derided 25
thens came and sat down with sent out, he went in, and took her
Pharisees saw this, they said to his And the fame of this went abroad 26
master with publicans and 'sin- And as Jesus passed on thence, 27
said unto them, “ They who are ing out and saying, “ Thou son of blind men,
well need not a physician, but they David, have pity on us.". And 28
better than sacrifice;' for I came and Jesus saith unto them, “ Dó
this ?” They say unto him, " Yes
, 14 Then the disciples of John came Master.” Then he touched their Assigns a to him, saying, “ Why do we eyes, saying, “ According to your 29 season why his disci
and the Pharisees fast much, but faith be it done unto you." And
sus said unto them, “Can the Jesus strictly charged them, say-
depart from them; and then they And as they were going out, 32
33 for the piece ivhich filleih it up the demon was cast out, the dumb
taketh from the garment, and a spake; and the multitudes were 17 worse rent is made. Nor do men astonished, saying, “It was never
put new wine into old · skins ; if seen thus in Israel.” But the Pha- 34
i He means himself. · Or leathern bottles. 3 Ruler of a synagogue. • Called Beelzebub and Satan, Matt. xii.
24, 26. Beelzebub signifies the god of flies, a name given in contempt to an imaginary god of the Philistines.
CHAP. And Jesus went about all the ly give. Provide neither gold, nor CHAP.
cities and villages, teaching in their silver, nor brass, in your purses ; synagogues, and preaching the nor bag for your journey, nor two 10 glad tidings of his kingdom, and coats, nor sandals, besides what
multitudes, he had compassion on nance.
abroad and neglected, like sheep town ye enter, enquire what wor- Rules for 37 without a shepherd. Then he thy person there is in it, and remain their con
duct. saith to his disciples, “ The har- with him till ye leave that place. And
vest indeed is plenteous, but the when ye enter into an house, salute 12 38 labourers are few : Pray ye there the family by wishing it peace.
fore the owner of the harvest to And if the house be worthy, the 13 furnish labourers for this harvest.” peace
wish will come СНАР. And when he had called to him upon it; but if it be not worthy,
his twelve disciples, he gave them your peace will return unto you. Names of power over unclean spirits to cast And whosoever shall not receive 14 the twelve them out, and to heal every disease, you, nor hear your words, when Apostles.
and every infirmity. Now the you leave that house, or city, or
feet. Verily I say unto you, it 15
city. 3 5. Philip;
6. Behold! I send you forth as 16 6. Bartholomew ;
sheep amidst wolves, be ye there- Directs 7. Thomas;
fore wise as serpents, and harmless them how 8. Matthew, the publican ; as doves. Beware of your country-17 9. James, the son of Alpheus; men, for they will deliver you up 10. 'Lebbeus, surnamed Thad- to councils, and scourge you in deus;
their synagogues, and ye will be 18 11. Simon, the 2 Canaanite. brought before governors and
12. Judas Iscariot, who also de-kings, that you may bear your livered Jesus up.
testimony to the truth of the gos5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, pel before them, and the Gentiles.
and commanded them, saying, But when they deliver you up, be 19 “ Go not into the way of the Gen- not anxious how or what shall
tiles, nor enter into any of the ci-, speak. For ye are not in effect the 20 6 ties of the Samaritans, but go rather speakers, but the spirit of your
Now the brother will deliver
21 ing, The kingdom of heaven is at the brother to death, and the father How his 8 hand.' Cure the sick, cleanse the the child, and children will rise up would be
lepers, raise the dead, cast out de- against their parents and cause abused. mons: freely ye have received, free them to be put to death. And ye 22
. Called also Judas, or Jude, the brother of James.
Called also Zelotes, from his zealous disposition.
3 Your wish for the welfare of that family will return on yourselves.
* To show that you disclaim all intercourse with them.