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6 cause it had not depth of earth. But when the sun was

risen, it was scorched ; and, because it had not root, it 7 withered. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns 8 grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. And

other fell on good ground, and yielded fruit, which

sprang up, and increased, and brought forth, some thirty 9 fold, and some sixty, and some an hundred.” Then he • said, “ He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.” 10 And when he was apart, those that were about him, 11 and the Twelve, asked him concerning the parable. And

he said unto them, “ Unto you [it] is given [to know]

the mystery of the kingdom of God : but unto those that 12 are without, all things are spoken in parables ; so that see

ing they see, and do not perceive ; and hearing they hear,

and do not understand, neither are they converted and 13 forgiven.” And he saith unto them, “ Know ye not this 14 parable ? how then will ye know all parables? The sower 15 soweth the word. And these are they by the way-side,

where the word is sown : now when they have heard, Sa

tan* cometh immediately, and taketh away the word which 16 was sown in their hearts. And these are they in like

manner that are sown on stony places ; who, when they

have heard the word, immediately receive it with joy ; 17 yet have not root in themselves, but endure for a short

time : and afterward when affliction or persecution ariseth 18 because of the word, they immediately tfall away. And

these are they that are sown among thorns ; who hear the 19 word, and the anxious cares of the world, and the de.

ceitfulness of riches, and the desires of other things en

tering in, choke the word ; and it becometh unfruitful. 20 And these are they that are sown on good ground ; who

hear the word, and receive it ; and bear fruit, some thirty

fold, some sixty, and some an hundred.” 21. He said also unto them, “ Is a lamp brought to be put under a measure, or under a couch ? and not to be set on 22 a stand? For there is nothing hidden, which is not to be

* i.e. the enemics of truth and goodness.

† N. m. offend, n. t.

manifested ; nor hath any thing been kept secret, but 23 that it should come abroad. If any man have ears to hear,

let him hear." 24 He said also unto them, “ Take heed concerning what

ye hear : with what measure ye deal out, it shall be mea25 sured to you *. For whosoever hath much, to him shall

be given : and whosoever hath little, from him shall be

taken even that which he hath.” 26 He said also, “ So is the kingdom of God, as if a 27 man should cast seed into the ground ; and should sleep

and rise, night and day; and the seed should spring and 28 grow up, he knoweth not how. ([For] the earth bring

eth forth fruit of itself; first the blade, then the ear, 29 then the full corn in the ear.) But when the grain ap

peareth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because

the harvest is come.” 30 He said also, “ Whereunto may we liken the kingdom

of God? or with what comparison may we compare it ? 31 It is like a grain of mustard-seed, which, when it is sown

in the ground, is less than all the seeds that are in the 32 ground. But when it is sown, it shooteth up, and be

cometh the greatest of all herbs, and spreadeth out great branches ; so that the fowls of the air can lodge under its

shadow." 33 And in many such parables he spake the word unto 34 them, as they were capable of hearing it. But without

a parable he spake not unto them: and in private he ex

plained all things to his disciples. 35 Now on that day, when the evening was come, he

saith unto them, “ Let us pass over to the other side of 36 the lake.And when they had sent away the multitude,

they take him, even as he was, into a ship. And there

* The received text adds, and to you that bear shall more be given."

37 were with him other ships also. And a great storm of

wind riseth : and the waves beat into the ship, so that it 38 was now filled with water. And he was in the hinder part

of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him,

and say unto him, “ Teacher*, carest thou not that we 39 perish ?" And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said

to the sea, “Be silent, be still.” And the wind ceased, 40 and there was a great calm. And he said unto them,

" Why are ye so fearful ? how is it that ye have not 41 faith ?” And they feared greatly, and said one to another,

“Who is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him ?” CH. v. And they came to the other side of the lake, into the 2 country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out

of the ship, immediately there met him out of the sepul3 chres a man with an unclean spirit t, who had his dwell· ing among the tombs; and no man was able to bind him, 4 not even with chains : for he had been often bound with

fetters and chains, and the chains had been rent asunder

by him, and the fetters broken : nor was any man able to 5 tame him. And he was always, night and day, in the

tombs, and in the mountains, crying out, and cutting 6 himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus at a distance, 7 he ran and did him obeisance ; and cried out with a loud

voice, and said, “ What' have I to do with thee, Jesus,

thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, 8 that thou torment me not.” (For Jesus had said unto 9 him, “ Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit.”) Then

Jesus asked him, “What is thy name?” And he saith unto 10 Jesus, “My name is Legion ; for we are many." And he

besought Jesus much, that he would not send them away Il out of the country. Now a [great] herd of swine was 12 feeding there, toward the mountain. And the demons be

sought him, saying, “Send us into the swine, that we

* Master, N.

+ This man was raving mad, and imagined himself possessed by a legion of demons, whose organ he was coinpelled to be. Wben healed, he is said, ver. 15, to be in his right mind; which implies that his disorder was insanity. See Farmer on Dem. p. 100.

13 may enter into them.” And [immediately Jesus] gave

them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and en- . tered into the swine : and the herd ran violently down

a steep place into the lake, ([now they were] about two 14 thousand,) and were drowned in the lake. And those

who kept the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the

country. And the preople went out to see what had been 15 done. And they come to Jesus ; and see him, who before

had the demons*, sitting, and clothed, and in his right 16 mind : and they were afraid. And those who saw it told

them how it had befallen him that had the demons; and 17 also concerning the swine. And they began to entreat 18 Jesus that he would depart out of their borders. And

when Jesus had gone into the ship, he who before had the 19 demons, besought Jesus that he might be with him. Yet

Jesus suffered him not; but saith unto him, “ Go home to

thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath 20 done unto thee, and that he hath had pity on thee.” And

he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done unto him : and all men won

dered. 21 And when Jesus had again passed over in the ship to

the other side, a great multitude gathered together unto 22 him : and he was near the lake. And, behold, there

cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, named Jairus ; 23 and when he saw Jesus, he falleth down at his feet, and

besought him greatly, saying, “ My little daughter lieth at the point of death : 1 pray that thou wouldst come

and put thine hands on her, that she may be cured, and 24 she will live.” And Jesus went with him ; and a great 25 multitude followed him, and thronged bim. And a [cer26 tain) woman, having an issue of blood twelve years, and

that had suffered many things by many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was in no wise relieved,

• The received text adds, - and had the Legion." This clause was probably a marginal note: it is omitted in the Cambridge manascript.

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27 but rather became worse, when she had heard of Jesus,

came in the crowd behind him, and touched his garment. 28 For she said, “If I may touch but his garments, I shall 29 be well.” And immediately the fountain of her blood

was dried up; and she knew in her body that she was 30 cured of that disease. And Jesus immediately knew in

himself the power which had gone out of him, and turn

ed about in the crowd, and said, “Who touched my 31 garments ?” And his disciples said unto him, “ Thou

seest the multitude thronging thee ; and sayest thou, 32 “Who touched me?"" And he looked round about, to 33 see her that had done this thing. But the woman, fearing

and trembling, knowing what had been done in her,

came and fell down before hiin, and told him all the 34 truth. And he said unto her, “ Daughter, thy faith hath

made thee well : go in peace, and be freed from thy dis35 ease.” While he yet spake, messengers come from the

ruler of the synagogue's house, saying, “ Thy daughter

is dead : why troublest thou the Teacher* any further ?" 36 But when Jesus heard the words which were spoken, he

saith [immediately) to the ruler of the synagogue, “ Be 37 not afraid ; only believe." And he suffered no one to

follow him, but Peter, and James, and John the brother 38 of James. Then he cometh to the house of the ruler of

the synagogue, and perceiveth a disturbance ; and those 39 who wept and wailed greatly. And when he had enter

ed in, he saith unto them, “ Why make ye a disturbance, 40 and weep? the child is not dead, but sleepeth.” And

they derided him : but when he had sent them all out, he taketh the father 'and the mother of the child, and those

who were with him, and entereth in where the child was. 41 And when he had taken the child by the hand, he saith

unto her, “ Talitha cumi ;” which is, being interpreted, 42 “ Damsel,” (I say unto thee) “ arise." And immediately

the damsel arose, and walked : for she was of the age of

N. m. Master, N. t.

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