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51 [Jesus saith unto them, ] “Understand ye all these 52 things?” They say unto him, “Yes, Master.” Then

said he unto them, “Therefore every scribe, instructed in * the kingdom of heaven, is like an householder, who bringeth forth out of his treasure-house things new and

old.” 53 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these pa. 54 rables, that he departed thence. And when he was come

to Nazareth, his own country, he taught them in their sy

nagogues ; so that they were amazed, and said, “Whence 55 hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is í not this the son of the carpenter ? is not his mother called

Mary ? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, 56 and Judas ? and are not all his sisters with us? Whence 57 therefore hath this man all these things ?” And he was

to them a cause of offending. But Jesus'said unto them,

" A prophet is not without honour, except in his own 58 country, and in his own house.” And he did not many

mighty works there, because of their unbelief. CH. XIV. At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame 2 of Jesus ; and said to his servants, “ This is John the

Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty 3 works are wrought by him.” (For Herod had apprehend

ed John, and bound him, and put him in prison, because 4 of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. For John had

said unto him, “It is not lawful for thee to have her.” 5 And when Herod would have put him to death, he feared

the multitude, because they accounted John as a prophet. 6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of 7 Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. Upon

which he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever 8 she should ask. And she, having been before instructed

by her mother, saith, “ Give me here the head of John 9 the Baptist in a basin.” And the king was grieved; yet

* made a disciple to, N.

because of his oaths, and of his guests, he commanded it 10 to be given her; and sent and beheaded John in the 11 prison. And his head was brought in a basin, and given 12 to the damsel : and she brought it to her mother. And

his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried 13 it: and went and told Jesus). And when Jesus heard of

is, he withdrew thence by ship into a desert place privately: and when the people heard of it, they followed

him by land from the cities. 14 And Jesus went out, and saw a great multitude, and

was moved with compassion toward them, and cured their 15 sick. And when it was evening, his disciples came to

him, saying, “This is a desert place, and the day is now

advanced ; send the multitudes away, that they may go 16 to the towns, and buy themselves food.” But Jesus

said unto them, “ They need not go : give ye them food 17 to eat.” And they say unto him, “ We have here but five 18 loaves, and two fishes.” And he said, “ Bring them hither 19 to me." And when he had commanded the multitudes

to place themselves on the grass, he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looked up to heaven, and blessed,

and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples; and the 20 disciples gave them to the multitudes. And they all ate,

and were filled : and the disciples took up the remainder 21 of the fragments, twelve panniers full. And those that

had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women

and children. 22 And immediately Jesus compelled his disciples to get

into a ship, and to go before him to the other side, until 23 he sent the multitudes away. And when he had sent the

multitudes away, he went up a mountain apart to pray ; 24 and when evening came, he was there alone. But the

ship was now in the midst of the lake, tossed by the 25 waves : for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth

watch of the night, Jesus went to them, walking on the 26 lake. And when the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were troubled, saying ; “ It is an apparition :" 27 and they cried out through fear. But Jesus immediately

spake unto them, saying, “ Take courage : it is I; be 28 not afraid." And Peter answered him and said, “ Master, 29 if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the water.” And

he said, “Come.” Then Peter went down out of the

ship, and walked on the water, that he might go to 30 Jesus. But seeing the wind strong, he was afraid ; and

when he began to sink, he cried out, saying, “ Master, 31 save me.” And Jesus immediately stretched forth his

hand, and took hold of him, and saith unto him, “O 32 thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?” And · when they had entered into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then those who were in the ship came and did him

obeisance, saying, “ Truly thou art a son * of God.” 34 And when they had passed over, they came into the 35 land of Gennesaret. And when the men of that place

knew him again, they sent into all that country round 36 about, and brought to him all who were diseased ; and

these besought him that they might only touch the border of his garment: and as many as touched it were perfectly

cured. Ch. xv. Then come near to Jesus scribes and Pharisees from 2 Jerusalem, saying, “Why do thy disciples transgress the

tradition of their forefathers ? for they wash not their 3 hands when they eat bread.” But he answered and said

unto them, “Why do ye also transgress the command4 ment of God by your tradition ? For God commanded,

saying, “Honour thy father and mother:' and, “He who 5 revileth father or mother, let him surely die.' But ye

say, “Whosoever shall say to his father or mother, It is 6 a gift, whereby thou mightest be profited by me; and

shall not honour his father or his mother; it is well.' Thus ye have made the commandment of God of none

* the son, N.

7 effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well hath Isaiah & prophesied of you, saying, " This people honoureth me 9 with their lips * ; but their heart is far from me: but in

vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines which are 10 the commandments of men.'” And he called to him the

multitude, and said unto them, “ Hear, and understand. 11 Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth a man :

but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth

a man.” 12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, “ Know

est thou that the Pharisees were estranged from thee, 13 when they had heard thy discourse ?" But he answered

and said, “ Every plant which my heavenly Father hath 14 not planted, shall be rooted up. Regard them not : they

are blind leaders of the blind : and if the blind lead the 15 blind, both will fall into the ditch.” Then answered

Peter, and said unto him, “ Explain to us that saying." 16 And Jesus said, “ Are ye also still without understand17 ing? do ye not yet perceive that whatsoever entereth into

the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the 18 vault? But those things which proceed out of the mouth 19 come forth from the heart; and they defile a man. For

out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adul

teries, fornications, thefts, false-witness, evil-speaking. 20 These are the things which defile a man : but to eat with

unwashen hands defileth not a man.” 21 Then Jesus went thence, and withdrew into the parts 22 about Tyre and Sidon. And, behold, a Canaanitish wo

man came out of those borders, and cried unto him,

saying, “ Have pity on me, Sir, thou son of David : 23 my daughter is grievously afflicted by a demon.” But

he answered her not a word. And his disciples came

near and besought him, saying, “Send her away, for she 24 crieth after us." Then he answered and said, “ I am not 25 sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Then she came, and did him obeisance, saying, “ Sir, help 26 me." But he answered and said, “ It is not right to take 27 the children's bread, and cast it to dogs.” And she said,

* This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me, etc. R. T. he sent away the multitudes, and went into a ship, and came into the borders of Magdala.

“ True *, Sir : and yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which 28 fall from their Master's table.” Then Jesus answered

and said unto her, “ Woman, great is thy faith : be it unto thee as thou desirest.” And her daughter was cured

from that hour. 29 And Jesus departed thence, and came near the lake

of Galilee ; and went up a mountain, and sat down there. 30 And great multitudes came near to him, having with

them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and

many others; and laid them down at Jesus's feet : and he 31 cured them : so that the multitudes wondered, when they

perceived that the dumb spake, the maimed were whole, the lame walked, and the blind saw : and they glorified

the God of Israel. 32 Then Jesus called to him his disciples, and said, “I

have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continued with me three days, and have nothing to eat :

and I am unwilling to send them away fasting, lest they 33 grow faint on the way.” And his disciples say unto him,

“ Whence should we have so many loaves in the desert, 34 as to satisfy so great a multitude ?” And Jesus saith unto

them,“ How many loaves have ye?” And they said, “Sev35 en; and a few small fishes.” And he commanded the mul36 titudes to place themselves on the ground. And he took

the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and

brake them, and gave to his disciples ; and the disciples 37 gave to the multitude. And they all ate, and were sa

tisfied : and they took up that which remained of the 38 fragments, seven baskets full. Now they that ate were 39 four thousand men, besides women and children. And

* Truth, N.

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