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Matt. viii. 5-13.
but speak the word only,
and my servant shall be healed.
9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh ; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it.
10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled,
Luke vii. 1-10. I myself worthy to come unto thee : but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed.
8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers : and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth, and to another, Come, and he cometh: and to my servant, Doʻthis, and he doeth it.
9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.
and said to them that followed, Verily, I say unto you,
I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 11 And I
That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven.
12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness : there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.
10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found
Matt. viii, 5-13.
Luke vii. 1-10. the servant whole that had been sick.
in the self-same hour.
Luke vii. 11-17. 11 And it came to pass the and they that bare him stood day after, that he went into a still. And he said, Young man, city called Nain *; and many I say
unto thee, Arise. 15 And of his disciples went with he that was dead sat up, and him, and much people. 12 Now began to speak. And he dewhen he came nigh to the livered him to his mother. gate of the city, behold, there 16 And there came a fear on was a dead man carried out, all: and they glorified God, the only son of his mother, saying, That a great prophet and she was a widow: and is risen up among us; and, much people of the city was That God hath visited his with her. 13 And when the people. 17 And this rumour Lord saw her, he had com- of him went forth throughout passion on her, and said unto all Judea, and throughout all ber, Weep not.
14 And he
the region round about. came and touched the bier ;
THE MESSAGE FROM JOHN IN PRISON.
Luke xvii. 18—28. ? Now when John had heard
18 And the disciples of in the prison the works of John shewed him of all these Christ ,
* See Vol. Ministry, p. 98.
+ See Vol. Ministry, p. 109.
Matt. xi. 2-15.
he sent two of his disciples,
3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?
Luke xvii. 18-28. 19 And John calling unto him two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come, or look we for another?
20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come, or look we for another?
21 And in the same hour, he cured many of their infirmities, and plagues, and of evil spirits, and unto many that were blind he gave sight.
22 Then Jesus, answering, said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard,
how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached.
23 And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in
4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see.
• The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.
6 And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me.
7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken with the wind?
24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind ?
Matt. xi. 2-15. 8 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing
Luke vii. 18-28. 25 But what went ye out for to see ? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings' courts.
26 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet.
27 This is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he that is least in the kingdom of
God greater than he.
are in kings' houses.
9 But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, And more than a prophet.
10 For this is he of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. Verily I
say unto you, Among them that are born of women, there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
2 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.
13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.
14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias which
for come. 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Luke vii. 29–35.
31 And the Lord said, 16 But whereunto
Whereunto shall I liken
then shall I liken the men of this generation ?
this generation ?
and to what are they like? It is like unto chil- 32 They are like unto children sitting in the markets, dren sitting in the marketand calling unto their
place, and calling one to fellows,
another, 17 And saying,
and saying, We have piped unto you,
We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced : we and ye have not danced: we have mourned unto you, and have mourned to
and ye have not lamented.
ye have not wept.
18 For John 33 For John the Baptist came neither eating
came neither eating bread, nor drinking, and they nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.
say, He hath a devil. 19 The Son of man came
34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking, and they eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold, a man gluttonous, say, Behold, a gluttonous man, and a wine-bibber, a friend of and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and sinners.
publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified
35 But wisdom is justified of her children.
of all her children.