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fpirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But while they wondered every one at all things which Jefus did, he faid unto his difciples,

44 Let thefe fayings fink down into your ears: for the Son of man fhall be delivered into the hands of men.

45 But they underflood not this faying, and it was hid from them that they perceived it not: and they feared to afk him of that faying.

46¶ Then there arofe a reafoning among them, which of them fhould be greatest.

47 And Jefus perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and fet him by him,

48 And faid unto them, Whofoever fhall receive this child in my name receiveth me; and whofoever fhall receive me receiveth him that fent me: for he that is leaft among you all, the fame fhall be great.

49 And John anfwered and faid, Mafter, we faw one cafting out devils in thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.

50 And Jefus faid unto him, Forbid him not: for

he that is not against us is for us.

51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he fhould be received up, he ftedfaftly fet his face to go to Jerufalem,

52 And fent meffengers before his face and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans to make ready for him.

53 And they did not re ceive him, because his facé was as though he would go to Jerufalem.

54 And when his disciples James and John faw this, they faid, Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and confume them, even as Elias did?

55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and faid, Ye know not what manner of fpirit ye are of.

56 For the Son of man is not come to deftroy men's lives, but to fave them. And they went to another village.

57 And it came to pass, that as they went in the way, a certain man faid unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whitherfoever thou goeft.

58 And Jefus faid unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the 'Son of man hath not


where to lay his head.

59 And he faid unto another, Follow me. But he faid, Lord, fuffer me firft to go and bury my father.

60 Jefus faid unto him, Let the dead bury their dead; but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell which are at home at my house.

62 And Jefus faid unto him, No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.



HEN drew near unto him all the publicans and finners for to hear him.

2 And the Pharifees and fcribes murmured, faying, This man receiveth finners, and eateth with them.

3 And he spake this parable unto them, faying,

ders rejoicing.

6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, faying unto them, Rejoice with me: for I have found my fheep which was lost.

7 I fay unto you, that likewife joy fhall be in heaven over one finner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons which need no repentance.

8 Either what woman having ten pieces of filver, if the lofe one piece, doth not light a candle, and fweep the house, and seek diligently till fhe find it?

9 And when she hath found it, fhe calleth her friends and her neighbours together, faying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had loft.

10 Likewise I fay unto you, There is joy in the prefence of the angels of God over one finner that repenteth.

II¶And he faid, A cer4 What man of you hav-tain man had two fons: ing an hundred sheep, if he lofe one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is loft until he find it?

12 And the younger_of them faid to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to And he divided unto them his living.


5 And when he hath found 13 And not many days it, he layeth it on his fhoul-after the younger fon ga


thered all together, and took | fight, and am no more wor→ thy to be called thy son.

his journey into a far country, and there wasted his subftance with riotous living. 14 And when he had spent all, there arofe a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he fent him into his fields to feed fwine.

16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the hufks that the fwine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

17 And when he came to himfelf, he faid, How many hired fervants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!


18 I will arife, and go to my father, and will fay unto him, Father, I have finned against heaven and before thee,

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy fon: make me as one of thy hired fervants.

20 And he arofe, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father faw him, and had compaffion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kiffed him.

21 And the fon faid unto him, Father, I have finned against heaven and in thy

22 But the father faid to his fervants, Bring forth the beft robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and fhoes on his feet:

23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it: and let us eat, and be merry:

24. For this my fon was dead, and is alive again; he was loft, and is found. And they began to be merry.

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25 Now his elder fon was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard mufick and dancing.

26 And he called one of the fervants, and asked what these things meant?

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27 And he faid unto him, Thy brother is come: and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him fafe and found.

28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.

29 And he answering faid to his father, Lo, thefe many years do I ferve thee, neither tranfgreffed I at any time thy commandment; and yet thou never gaveft me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:

30 But as foon as this thy fon was come, which hath D devoured

devoured thy living with much oweft thou unto my harlots, thou haft killed for lord? E1 5 03. 1 him the fatted calf.

31 And he faid unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. 32 It was meet that we fhould make merry and be glad for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was loft, and is found.


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6 And he faid, An hundred meafures of oil. And he faid unto him, Take thy bill, and fit down quickly, and write fifty.

7 Then faid he to another, And how much oweft thou? And he faid, An hundred measures of wheat. And he faid unto him, Take thy billy

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8. And the lord commendND he said also unto ed the unjuft fteward, be

A his difciples. There caufe, he had done wifely

was a certain rich man which had a fteward; and the fame was accufed unto him, that he had wafted his goods.

2 And he called him, and faid unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy ftewardship: for thou mayeft be no longer fteward..

3. Then the fteward faid within himself, What shall I do? for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig, to beg I am afhamed.

4 I am refolved what to do, that, when I am put out of the ftewardship, they may receive me into their houses.

5 So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and faid unto the firft, How

for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.

9 And Ifay unto you, Make to yourfelves friends of the mammon of unrighteoufnefs, that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlafting habitations.

10 He that is faithful im that which is leaft is faithfuls alfo in much and he that is unjust in the leaft is unjust alfo in much.

11 If therefore ye have: not been faithful in the un~ righteous mammon, who will: commit to your truft the true riches?

12 And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who fhall give you that which is your own?

13 No fervant can ferve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other or elfe he will hold to the one, and defpife the other. Ye cannot ferve God and mammon.

14 ¶ And the Pharifees alfo, who were covetous, heard all these things, and they derided him.

15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which juftify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the fight of God. 16 The law and the prophets were until John: fince that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every man preffeth into it.

17 And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail.

which was laid at his gate full of fores,

21 And defiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his fores.

22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bofom. The rich man also died, and was buried;

23 And in hell he lifted up his eyes being in torments, and feeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bofom.

24 And he cried, and faid, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and fend Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue: for I am tormented in this flame.

25 But Abraham faid, Son, remember that thou in thy life-time receivedft thy'good 18 Whofoever putteth things, and likewife Lazarus away his wife and marrieth evil things: but now he is another, committeth adul- comforted, and thou art tortery and whofoever mar-mented. rieth her that is put away from her husband, committeth adultery.

19¶ There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared fumptuoufly every day:

20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus,

26 And befide all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: fo that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pafs to us that would come from thence.

27 Then he faid, I pray thee therefore, father, that D 2 thou

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