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twelve years. And they were amazed with great amaze43 ment. And he charged them strictly that no man should

know it; and commanded that food should be given her. Ch. vi. And he went out thence, and came to Nazareth, his 2 own country; and his disciples follow him. And when

the sabbath was come, he began to teach in the synagogue : and many, as they heard him, were amazed, saying, “Whence hath this man these things ? and what wisdom is this which hath been given to him ; and whence 3 are such mighty works wrought by his hands ? Is not this

the carpenter, the son of Mary; and the brother of James, and of Joses, and of Judah, and of Simon ? and are not his sisters here with us?” And he was unto them 4 a cause of offending. But Jesus said unto them, “ A prophet is not without honour, except in his own coun

try, and among his own kindred, and in his own house." 5 And he would* not do any mighty work there, except

that he put his hands upon a few sick, and cured them. 6 And he wondered because of their unbelief. 7 And he went round about the towns, teaching. And

he calleth unto him the Twelve, and began to send them

forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean 8 spirits ; and commanded them that they should take no

thing for their journey, except a staff only ; no bag, no 9 food, no money in their purse ; but to be shod with san10 dals: “and put ye not on two coats.” And he said unto

them, “ In what place soever ye enter into an house, 11 there remain till ye depart from that place. And who

soever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye de

part from that place shake off the dust under your feet, 12 for a testimony unto themt.” And they went out, and 13 preached that men should repent : and they cast out many

• N. m. could, N. t. Symonds, p. 127.

+ The received text adds, "Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for So. dom and Gomorrha in the day of judgement than for that city." These worls are omitted in the Vat. Eph. and Canb. MSS., and were probably a margival addition from Matt. X. 15.

demons, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and

cured them. 14 And king Herod heard of Jesus, (for his name had be? come famous,) and he said, “ John the Baptist is risen

from the dead ; and therefore mighty works are wrought 15 by him.” And others said, “ He is Elijah.” And others

said, “He is a prophet*, even as one of the prophets." 16 But when Herod heard of him, he said, “ It is [John] 17 whom I beheaded : he is risen from the dead.” For this

Herod had sent and apprehended John, and had bound

him in prison, because of Herodias, his brother Philip's 18 wife : for Herod had married her. For John had said to

Herod, “ It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's 19 wife.” Herodias therefore was greatly incensed against 20 him, and would have killed him ; but could not. For

Herod reverenced John, knowing that he was a righteous and holy man, and protectedt him; and did many

things after having heard him, and heard him gladly. 21 And a fit day being come, when Herod on his birth-day

made a supper for his great men, and commanders, and 22 chiefs of Galilee ; and the daughter of this Herodias hav.

ing entered in, and danced, and pleased Herod and his

guests ; the king said to the damsel, “ Ask of me whatso23 ever thou wilt, and I will give it thee.” And he sware

unto her, “Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give 24 it thee, to the half of my kingdom.” And she went out,

and said to her mother, “What shall I ask?” And she 25 said, “ The head of John the Baptist.” And she imme

diately came in with haste to the king, and asked, saying,

“ I desire that thou straightway give me in a basin the 26 head of John the Baptist.” And the king was much

grieved ; yet because of his oaths, and of his guests, he 27 would not reject her. And immediately the king sent

an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought :

• "He is a prophet, or, as one of the prophets." R, T.
tregarded, or preserved, N. t. and me

28 and he went and beheaded John in the prison, and

brought his head in a basin, and gave it to the damsel : 29 and the damsel gave it to her mother. And when his dis

ciples heard of it, they came and took up his dead body,

and laid it in a sepulchre. 30 Then the apostles gather themselves together unto Je

sus; and told him all things, both what they had done, 31 and what they had taught. And he said unto them,

" Come ye yourselves privately to a desert place, and rest

a short time :” for many were coming and going, and 32 they had not leisure even to eat. And they departed into 33 a desert place by ship privately. And the multitudes saw

them departing; and many knew him, and ran by land 34 out of all the cities,* and came thither. And Jesus went

out of the ship, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as

sheep not having a shepherd; and he began to teach them 35 many things. And when the day was now far spent, his

disciples came to him, and say, “ This is a desert place, 36 and the day is now far spent. Send them away, that they

may go into the country and towns round about, and buy

for themselves (bread: for they have nothing to eat.”] 37 But he answered and said unto them, “ Give ye them

food to eat.' And they say unto him, “ Shall we go and

buy bread for two hundred denarii, and give them to 38 eat ?" Then he saith unto them, “ How many loaves

have ye? go [and] see.” And when they knew, they 39 say, “ Five, and two fishes.” And he commanded them

to make all place themselves in divisions upon the green 40 grass. And they placed themselves in ranges; by hun41 dreds and by fifties. And when he had taken the five

loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his dis. ciples that they might set before them; and the two fishes 42 he parted among them all. And they all ate, and were 43 filled. And they took up twelve panniers full of the frag44 ments, and of the fishes. And those that ate of the loaves

* and outwent them, and came together to him." R. T.

45 And immediately he compelled his disciples to get into

a ship, and to go before unto the other side toward Beth46 saida, while he sent away the people. And when he had 47 dismissed them*, he went up a mountain to pray. And

when evening was come, the ship was in the midst of the 48 sea, and he was alone on the land. And he saw them

distressed in rowing ; for the wind was contrary to them : and about the fourth watch of the night he cometh to

them, walking on the sea, and would have passed by 49 them. But when they saw him walking on the sea, they 50 supposed that it was an apparition, and cried out. (For

they all saw him, and were troubled.) And immediately

he talked with them and saith unto them, “ Take cou51 rage : It is I; be not afraid.” And he went up to them

into the ship; and the wind ceased : and they were

[greatly) amazed in themselves (beyond measure, and 52 wondered.] But they considered not the miracle of the

loaves : for their heart was hardened. 53 And when they had passed over, they came to the coun54 try of Gennesaret, and brought the ship to land. And · when they were come out of the ship, the people imme55 diately knew him again, and ran through all the country

round about, and began to carry about on couches those 56 who were diseased, when they heard that he was there. And

whithersoever he entered, into towns, or cities, or country, they laid the sick in the market-places, and these besought him that they might touch if it were but the border of his garment: and as many as touched it were

cured. Ch. yii. Then the Pharisees, and some of the scribes, who 2 had come from Jerusalem, resort * unto him. And they

* bidden the people farewel, N.

saw some of his disciples eating bread with defiled 3 (that is, with unwashen) hands t. (For the Phari

sees, and all the Jews, unless they wash their hands

diligently, eat not; holding the tradition of their fore4 fathers. And when they come from the market-place, un

less they wash | their hands, they eat not. And many other things there are, which they have received to hold, as the washings of cups, and of pots, and of brazen vessels, and 5 of couches. Then the Pharisees and the scribes ask him,

“Why walk not thy disciples according to the tradition 6 of the elders; but eat bread with defiled hands ?” And he

answered and said unto them,' « Well hath Isaiah prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, “This people

honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from 7 me. But in vain do they worship me, teaching doctrines 8 which are the commandments of men.' For ye lay aside

the commandments of God, and hold the tradition of men ; as the washings of pots and of cups : and many other 9 such like things ye do." He said also unto them, “ Well

do ye make void the commandment of God, that ye may 10 keep your own tradition. For Moses said, "Honour thy

father and thy mother :' and, “He who curseth father or Il mother, let him surely die.' But ye say, “If a man shall

say to his father or his mother, It is Corban,' (that is, a

gift,) whereby thou mightest be profited by me; it is 12 well.' And ye suffer him not thenceforth to do aught 13 for his father or his mother ; making the word of God of

none effect through your tradition which ye deliver: and 14 many such like things ye do.” And when he had called

unto him all the multitude, he said unto them, “ Hearken 15 unto me, every one of you, and understand. There is

nothing from without a man which, entering into him, can defile him : but the things which proceed out of him,

are gathered together, N. See w.

R. T. adds, “they found fault.”

Gr. dipa,

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