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the Design of my coming sent,but unto the loft into the World, is to make sheep of the house
of Israel. the first offers of Mercy to the Jews, who are the peculiar People of God; to convince them by my Miracles, and to reform them by my Freaching 25. The Woman then
25 Then came she came up to him, and knee- and worshipped him, ling down before
before him, saying, Lord, help faid; Lord, do not reject me, but grant me this one Favour. 26. Jesus answered: It
25 But he answer is not fit to take that 'Bread, ed and said, It is not which God has designed for
meet to take the his own Children, and give cast it to dogs.
childrens bread, and it to the Dogs ; I must not dispose of those Favours to Gentiles and Strangers, which God has sent me to bestow among
his own People the Jews.
27. The Woman repli 27 And she said, cd : 'Tis true, Lord ; yet as
Truth, Lord: yet
the dogs eat of the the Dogs are every where
crumbs which fall suffered, to eat the Crumbs from their masters that fall from their Master's table. Table; fo out of that boun. tcous Liberality, wherewith you difpenfe among the Jews the abundance of God's
Mercy, I beg you would not deny me this one small Pe
tition, 28 Then Jesus an
28. At this Answer, Jeswered and said unto sus, as it were surprized her, woman, great is thy faith; be it and vanquished with the unto thee even as greatness and constancy of thou wilt. And her the Womans Faith, said ; O daughter was made Woman, very extraordinary whole from that ve
is your Faith and Trust in
very inftant. 29 And Jesus de 29. After this, Jesus parted from thence departed from the Borders and came nigh unto of Tyre and Sidon, and rethe fea of Galilee, and went up into a turned towards the Lake mountain, and fat of Galilee ; and he went up, , down there. and sat upon the top of a
Hill. 30 And great muil 30. And the People who titudes came him, having with had seen his former Mira. them those that were cles, gathered again lame, blind, dumb, bout him, and brought to maimed, and many him all manner of diseased others, and caft them down at Jefus, feet, Persons, whether they were and he healed themlame, or blind, or dumb, or maimed, or whatever other
Infirmity they laboured under; and he healed them every one.
31. Insomuch that the 31 Insomuch that Multitude were astonished the multitude won
dred when they saw beyond measure, seeing those the dumb to speak, that had been lame and the maimed to be maimed, to walk ; those whole, the lame to that had been blind, to see; to fee : and they
walk, and the blind those that had been dumb, glorified the God of to speak ; and all sorts of Israel. Diseases healed with Word. And they gave Praise and Glory to the God of Ifrael,who had sent amongst them so great a Prophet. 32. Then Jesus calling to
32 ( Then Jesus
called his disciples him his Disciples, said ; I
unto him, and said, pity these poor People, who I have compassion on have nothing to eat: If i the multitude, beshould send them away fast- cause they continue
with me now three ing, some that have far to days
, and have nogo, would be in danger of thing to eat: and I fainting before they could will not send them
away fafting, left 33. The Disciples, forget- way.
they faint in the
. ting how he had lately fed 33 And his discimiraculously five thousand ples say unto him, Men, seemed surprized and have so much bread
Whence should we said ; Which way can we
way can we in the wilderness, as get Victuals enough in this to fill so great a muldesert place, to fatisfie fo titude ? great a multitude ?
34 And Jesus faith 34. Jesus knowing his unto them, How many loaves have ye? intended to do, faid; How
own power", and what he and they said, Seven, and few little much have you amongst you? fishes.
They answered ; Only seven
small Fishes. 35 And he com
35, & 36. Then Jesus, manded the multi commanding the People to tude to sit down on the ground.
sit down in Ranks upon the 30 And he took Ground, took the Bread and the seven loaves and Fish in his Hands; and when the fishes, and gave he had given Thanks to God thanks, and brake them, and gave to his and blessed them, he brake disciples, and the and gave them to the Discidisciples to the mul- ples, and the Disciples dititude.
Itributed them to the multi
tude. 37 And they did all eat, and were fil the Number of People that
37, & 38. And though led : and they took up of the broken did eat, was not less than meat that was left, four thousand Men, besides feven baskets full.
Women and Children, yet 38 And they that did eat, were four such was the efficacy of the thousand men, beside divine Power evidenced in women and children.' the increase of the Bread and
Fish, upon Christ's giving his Blessing, that not only all this multitude had enough and were satisfied, but there remained moreover as many Fragments, as when they