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John Baptist beheaded.

Chap. xiv.

Five thousand fed. 4 For John said unto him, and was moved with compasIt is not lawful for thee to sion toward them, and he have her.

healed their sick. 5 And when he would have 15 T And when it was evput him to death he feared the ening his disciples came to multitude, because they count.. him, saying, This is a desert ed him as a prophet.

place, and the time is now 6 But when Herod's birth- past ;e send the multitude aday was kept, the daughter of way, that they may go into the Herodias danced before them, villages, and buy themselves and pleased Herod.

victuals. 7 Whereupon he promised 16 But Jesus said unto with an oath to give her what them, They need not depart; soever she would ask.

give ye them to eat. 8 And she, being before in 17 And they say unto him, structed of her mother, said, We have here but five loaves Give me here John Baptist's and two fishes. head in a charger.c

18 He said, Bring them hi9 And the king was sorry; ther to me. nevertheless, for the oath's 19 And he commanded the sake, and them which sat multitude to sit down on the with him at meat, he com- grass, and took the five loaves manded it to be given her. and the two fishes, and, look

10 And he sent and behead- ing up to heaven, he blessed, ed John in the prison. and brake, and gave the loavęs 11 And his

head was

to his disciples, and the discibrought in a charger, and ples to the multitude. given to the damsel ; and she 20 And they did all eat, and brought it to her mother. were filled; and they took

up 12 And his disciples came, of the fragments that remain


the body, and bu- ed twelve baskets full. ried it, and went and told Je 21 And they that had eaten

were about five thousand men, 13 | When Jesus heard of besides women and children. it he departed thence by ship 22 And straightway f Jeinto a desert place apart;d sus constrained his disciples to and, when the people had get into a ship, and to go beheard thereof, they followed fore him unto the other side,

foot out of the cities. while he sent the multitudes 14 And Jesus went forth, away. and saw a great multitude,

e The time is now past, the day is Charger, a basin. Apart, alone.

f Straightway, immediately,

and took




far spent.

Christ walketh on the sea. S. Matthew. Of men's traditions.

23 And when he had sent 33 Then they that were in the multitudes away, he went the ship came and worshipped up into a mountain apart to him, saying, Of a truth thou pray; and when the evening art the Son of God. was come he was there alone. 34 T And when they were

24 But the ship was now in gone over, they came into the the midst of the sea tossed land of Gennesaret. with waves; for the wind was 35 And when the men of contrary.

that place had knowledge of 25 And in the fourth watch him, they sent out into all of the nightg Jesus went unto that country round about, and them walking on the sea. brought unto him all that were

26 And when the disciples diseased. saw him walking on the sea 36 And besought him that they were troubled, saying, It they might only touch the hem is a spirit; and they cried out of his garment; and as many for fear.

as touched were inade per27 But straightway Jesus fectly whole. spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is 1; be not

CHAP. XV. afraid.

2 God's commandments, and 28 And Peter answered men's traditions. 10 What him, and said, Lord, if it be defileth a man. thou, bid me come unto thee THEN came to Jesus scribes on the water.

and Pharisees, which were of 29 And he said, Come. Jerusalem, saying, And when Peter was

2 Why do thy disciples down out of the ship, he walk- transgress the tradition a of the ed on the water, to go to Jesus. elders; b for they wash not

30 But when he saw the 'their hands when they eat wind boisterous he was afraid; bread. and, beginning to sink, he

3 But he answer

vered, and said cried, saying, Lord, save me. unto them, Why do ye also

31 And immediately Jesus transgress the commandment stretched forth his hand, and of God by your tradition ? caught him, and said unto 4 For Gil commanded, sayo him, o thou of little faith, ing, Hour thy father and mowherefore didst thou doubt? 32 And when they were

a Tradition, something handed come into the ship the wind dowų from age to age without being

committed to writing ; laws of the ceased.

Jews not recorded in the Old Testag Fourth watch, &c. between three and six in the morning, or after mid b Elders, the ancients; ancient night.

rulers or officers; ancestors.



fited by me,

The scribes reproved. Chap. xv. What defileth a man. ther; and, He that curseth fa- said, Every plant which my ther or mother, let him die the heavenly Father hath not plandeath.

ted shall be rooted up. 5 But ye say, c Whosoever 14 Let them alone; they shall say to his father or his be blind leaders of the blind. mother, It is a gift, by what. And if the blind lead the blind, soever thou mightest be pro

both shall fall into the ditch.

15 Then answered Peter, 6 And honour not his father and said unto him, Declare unor his mother, he shall be free. to us this parable. Thus have


made the com 16 And Jesus said, Are ye mandment of God of none effect also yet without understandby your tradition.

ing? 7 Ye hypocrites! well did E 17 Do not ye yet understand, saias d prophesy of you,saying, that whatsoever entereth in at

8 This people draweth nigh the mouth goeth into the belly, unto me with their mouth, and and is cast out into the draught: honoureth me with their lips ; 18 But those things which but their heart is far from me. proceed out of the mouth

9 But in vain they do wor come forth from the heart, and ship me, teaching for doctrines they defile the man ? the commandments of men. 19 For out of the heart pro

10 1 And he called the mul- ceed evil thoughts, murders, titude, and said unto them, adulteries, fornications, thefts, Hear, and understand : false witness, blasphemies;

11 Not that which goeth 20 These are the things into the mouth defileth a man; which defile a man; but to eat but that which cometh out of with unwashen hands defileth the mouth, this defileth a man. not a man.

12 Then eame his disciples, 21 | Then Jesus went thence, and said unto him, Knowest and departed into the coast of thou that the Pharisees were Tyre and Sidón. offended after they heard this 22 And, behold, a woman saying?

of Canaan came out of the 13 But he answered, and same coasts, and cried unto

him, saying, Have mercy on - Verses 5 and 6. But ye say, if a

me, O Lord, thou son of David; man say to his distressed father or my daughter is grievously vexmother, “ I give or devote to the al- ed with a devil. tar whatsoever of mine might be 23 But he answered her not appropriated to thy relief,” he shall not afterwards be under obligation

a word. And his disciples to honour or relieve them by his as

came and besought him, say

ing, Send her away; for she Esaias, Isaiah.

crieth after us.



Christ healeth multitudes. S. Matthew. Fourthousand fed.

24 But he answered, and to walk, and the blind to see; said, I am not sent but unto the and they glorified the God of lost sheep of the house of Israel. Israel.

32 | Then Jesus called his 25 Then came she and wor- disciples unto him, and said, I shipped him, saying, Lord help have compassion on the multi

tude, because they continue 26 But he answered, and with me now three days, and said, It is not meet to take the have nothing to eat; and I will children's bread, and to cast it not send them away fasting, to dogs. e

lest they faint in the way. 27 And she said, Truth, 33 And his disciples say Lord; yet the dogs eat of the unto him, Whence should we crumbs which fall from their have so much bread in the master's table.

wilderness as to fill so great a 28 Then Jesus answ

swered, multitude ? and said unto her, 0 woman,

34 And Jesus saith unto great is thy faith ; be it unto them,


loaves have thee even as thou wilt. And ye?' And they said, Seven, her daughter was made whole and a few little fishes. from that


35 And he commanded the 29 4 And Jesus departed multitude to sit down on the from thence, and came nigh ground. unto the sea of Galilee, and 36 And he took the seven went up into a mountain, and loaves and the fishes, and gave sat down there.

thanks, and brake them, and 30 And great multitudes gave to his disciples, and the came unto him, having with disciples to the multitude. them those that were lame, 37 And they did all eat, blind, dumb, maimed, and ma- and were filled; and they took ny others, and cast them down up of the broken meat that was at Jesus' feet, and he healed left seven baskets full. them;

38 And they that did eat 31 Insomuch that the mul. were four thousand men, betitude wondered, when they sides women and children." saw the dumb to speak, the 39 And he sent away the maimed to be whole, the lame multitude, and took ship, and

came into the coasts of Mage Jesus in order to exercise the dala. faith of this Gentile woman, address

CHAP. XVI. ed her, as if he were under the same

1 The Pharisees desire a sign. prejudice as other Jews, who regarded the Gentiles as unworthy the bles

6 The leaven of the Pharisees sings of God, and deserving no better

and of the Sadducees. 21 treatment than dogs:


foreshoweth his death.

Christ warns his disciples. Chap. xvi. Opinions of Christ.

THE Pharisees also, with cause we have taken no bread. the Sadducees, came, and

8 Which when Jesus pertempting, desired him that he ceived, he said unto them, 0 would shew them a sign from ye of little faith, why reason heaven.a

ye among yourselves, because 2 He answered, and said ye have brought no bread ? unto them, When it is evening, 9 Do ye not yet understand, ye say, It will be fair weather, neither remember the five for the sky is red:

loaves of the five thousand, 3 And in the morning, It and how many baskets ye took will be foul weather to-day, up ? forthe sky is red and lowering. 10 Neither the seven loaves O ye hypocrites! ye can dis- of the four thousand, and how cern the face of the sky; but many



took up? can ye not discern the signs of 11 How is it that ye do not thie times ? 6

understand that I spake it not 4 A wicked and adulterous to you concerning bread, that generation seeketh after a sign; ye should beware of the leaven and there shall no sign be giv. of the Pharisees, and of the en unto it, but the sign of the Sadducees? prophet Jonas. And he left 12 Then understood they them, and departed.

how that he bade them not be5 And when his disciples ware of the leaven of bread, were come to the other side but of the doctrine of the Phathey had forgotten to take risees and of the Sadducees. bread.

13 9 When Jesus came into 6 1 Then Jesus said unto the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, them, Take heed, and beware he asked his disciples, saying, of the leaven of the Pharisees, Whom do men say that I, the and of the Sadducees.

Son of man, am ? 7 And they reasoned among 14 And they said, Some say themselves, saying, It is be- that thou art John the Baptist;

some, Elias;c and others, Jea A sign from beaven, a miracle ; remias,d or one of the prothey wished to see our Saviour Plon phets. duce some wonderful appearance in the heavens.

45 He saith unto them, But 6 Signs of the times ; Do you not whom say ye that I am ? perceive, by comparing the present

16 And Simon Peter anstate of the world with prophecy, swered and said, Thou art the and by the correspondence of my Christ, the Son of the living miracles with those, which should God. be performed by the Messiah, that this is the time of his coming, and that I am indeed the very person,

c Elias, Elijah. your long expected Saviour?

d Jeremias, Jeremiah.

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