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The twelve apostles sent out.

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bim; and when he heard him, he did many CHAP. VI.

tbiogs, and heard him gladly. 1 Christ is contemned of his countrymen, 27 21 And when a convenient day was come, John Baptist beheaded.

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ND he went out from thence, and came to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of

into bis own country, and his disciples Galilee; follow him,

22 And when the daughter of the said Hero 2 And when the sabbath-day was come, he djas came in, and danced, and pleased Herod, began to teach in the synagogue: and many and them that sat with him, the king said unto bearing him were astonished, saying, From the damsel, Ask of me wbatsoever thou wilt, whence hath this man these things ? aud what and I will give it thee. wisdom is this which is given unto him, that 23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou even such mighty works are wrought by his shalt ask me, I will give it thee, unto the ball bands !

of my kingdom. 3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, 24 And she went forth, and said unto her the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda mother, What shall l'ask? And she said, 'The and Sinon? and are not his sisters here with head of John the Baptist. us? And they were offended at him.

25 And she came in straight way with haste 4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that without honour, but in his own country, and thou give me by and by in a charger the head among his own kin, and in his own house. of John the Baptist.

5 And he could there do no mighty work, 26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk for his oath's sake, and for their sakes wbich and healed them.

sat with him, he would not reject her. 6 And he marvelled because of their unbe- 27 And immediately the king sent ab exelief. And he went round about the villages cutioner, and commanded his head to be teaching.

brought : and he went and be headed him in 11 And he calleth unto him the twelve, the prison ; and began to send them forth by two and 29 Add brought bis head in a charger, and two; and gave them power over unclean gave it to the damsel : and the damsel gave it spirits ;

to her mother. 8 And commanded them that they should 29 And when his disciples heard of it, they take Aothing for their journey, save a staff came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a only, no scrip, no bread, no money in their tomb. purse:

30 | Apu the apostles gathered themselves 9 But be shod with sandals; and not put od together unto Jesus, and told him all things, two coats.

both what they had done, and what they bad 10 And he said unto them, In what place taught. soever ye enter into an house, there abide till 31 And he said unto them, Come ye your ye depart from that place.

selves apart into a desert place, and rest & 11 And whosoever shall not receive you, while: for there were many coming and going, por hear you, when ye depart thence, shake and they had no leisure so much as to eat. off the dust under your feet for a testimony 32 And they departed into a desert place by against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall sbip privately. be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomor 33. And the people saw them departing, and rah in the day of judgment, thań for that many knew bim, and ran afoot thither out of city.

all cities, and outwent them, and came to 12 And they went out, and preached that gether unto him. men should repent.

34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much 13 And they cast out many devils, and people, and was moved with compassion toanointed with oil many that were sick, and ward them, because they were as sheep not diealed them.

having a sbepherd : and he began to teach thera 14 And king Herod heard of him: (for his many things. name was spread abroad :) and he said, That 35 And when the day was pow far spent, his John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and disciples came unto him, and said, This is a therefore mighty works do shew forth them- desert place, and now the time is far passed; selves in him.

36 Send them away, that they may go into 15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others the country round about, and into the villages, said. That it is a prophet, or as one of the pro- and buy themselves bread: for they have nophets.

thing to eat. 16 But when Herod heard thereof he said, It: 37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye is John, whom I beheaded : he is risen from them to eat And they say untr him, Shall the dead.

we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of 17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid bread, and give them to eat? hold upon Joho, and bound him in prison for 38 He saith unto them, How many loaves Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife'; for have ye? go and see. And when they knew, he had married her.

they say, Five, and two fishes. 18 For Juho had said unto Aerod, It is 39 And he commanded them to make all sit Bot Jawful for thee to have thy brother's down by companies upon the green grass.

40 and they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, -19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against and by fifties. him, and would have killed him; but she could 41 And when he had taken the five loaves

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What defilela a man to his disciples to set before them, and the two teaching for doctrines the commandments of fishes divided he among them all.

men. 42 Anil they did all eat, and were filled. 8 For laying aside the commandment of God,

43 And they took up twelve baskets full of ye hold the tradition of inen, as the washing of the fragments, and of the fishes.

pots and cups: and many other such like things 44 And they that did eat of the loaves were ye do. about five thousand men.

9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject 45 And s-raightway he constrained his disci- the commandment of God, that ye may keep ples to get into the ship, and to go to the other your own tradition. side before into Bethsaida, while he sent away 10 For Moses said, Honour thy father and the people.

thy mother; and, Whoso curseth father or 46 And when he had sent them away, he de- mother, let him die the death; parted into a mountain to pray.

!! Bir ye say, If a man shall say to his fa47 And when even was corne, the ship was ther or mother, It is Corban, that is to say, A in the midst of the sea, and he alone on the zist, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by land.

me; he shall be free. 48 And he saw them toiling in rowing: (for 12 And ye suffer him no more to do aught for the wind was contrary unto them:) and about his father or his mother; the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto 13 Making the word of God of none effect them, walking upon the sea, and would have through your tradition, which ye have deliverpassed by them.

ej: and many such like things do ye. 49 But when they saw him walking upon the 14 9 And when he had called all the people sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, and unto him, he said unto them, Hearken unto me cried out:

every one of you, and unterstand: 50 (For they all saw him, and were trou- 15 There is nothing irom without a man, that bled :) and immediately he talked with them, entering into him can desile him; but the things and waits unto them, Be of good cheer: it is 1; whith come out of him, those tre they that debe not afraid.

file the man. 51 And he went up unto them into the ship : 16 If any man have ears to hear, let him and the wind ceased: and they were sore hear. amazed in themselves beyond measure, and 17 And when he was entered into the house wondered.

from the people, his disciples asked him con52 For they considered not the miracle of the cerning the parable. logves: for their heart was hardened.

18 And he saith unto them, Are ye so with53 And when they had passed over, they out understanding also? Do ye not perceive, came into the land of Gennesaret, and drew to that whatsoever thing from without enteretha the shore.

into the man, it cannot defile him: 54 And wher, they were come out of the ship, 19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but straight way they knew him,

into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, 55 And ran through that whole region round purging all meats? about, and began to carry about in beds those 20 And he said, 'That which cometh out of that were sick, where they hear! he was. the man, that defileth the man.

56 And whithersoever he entered, into vil. 21 For from within, out of the heart of men, lages, or cities, or country, they laid the sick proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, in the streets, and besought him that they murders, might touch if it were but the border of his 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, garment: and as many as touched him were lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, made whole.

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23 All these evil things come from within, 1 The Pharisees find fau't with his disciples and defile the man. for eating with unwashen hands. 14 Meat 24 T And from thence he arose, and went d flrth not the man.

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sees, and certain of the scribes, which know it. but he could not be híd. came from Jerusalem.

25 For a certain woman whose young daugh2 And when they saw some of his disciples ter had an uaclean spirit, heard of bim, and eat bread with defile (That is to say, with un-came and fell at his feet; washen hands, they found fault

26 (The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenici3 For the Pharisees, and all the Jews, es- an by nation ;) and she besought him that he cept they wash their hands oft, eat not, holding would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. the tradition of the elders.

27 But Jesus said unto her, Let the children 4 And when they come from the market, ex- first be filled : for it is not meet to take the cept they wash they eat not. And many other children's bread. and to cast it unto the dors. things there be which they have received to 28 And she answered and said unto him. Yeg hold, as the washing of cups, and pots, and of Lord. yet the dogs under the table eat of the bracen vessels, an itables.

children's crumbs. • 5 Then the Pharisees and scribes asked him, 29 And he said unto her, For this saying go Why walk not thy disciples according to the thy way; the devil is gone out of thy daughter, tra lition of the elders, but eat bread with un- 30 And whe? she was come to her house, un hands?

she found the devil gone out, and her daughter answered and said unto them, Well laid upon the bed.

prophesied of you hypocrites, as 31 And again, departing from the coasta This people honoureth me with of 'Tyre and Silon, he came unto tie sea of heir heart is far from me. Galilee, through the widst of the coasts of

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Chap. viii.

Agtveth a blind man sight. 32 And they bring unto him one that was fears, hear ye not? and to ye not remember? deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; 19 When I brake the five loaves among five and they beseech him to put his hand upon thousand, how many baskets full of fragments him.

cook ye up! They say unto him, Twelve. 33 And he took him aside from the multitude, 20 And when the seven among four thousand, and put his fingers into his ears, and ne spit, how many baskets full of fragments took ye and touched his tongue;

up? And they said, Seven. 34 And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and 21 And he said unto them, How is it that ye saith unto him. Ephphatha, that is, be opened. do not understand ?

35 And straiyniway his ears were opened, 22 | And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he bring a blind man unto him, and besought him spake plain.

to touch him. 36 And he charged them that they should tell 23 And he took the blind man by the hand, no man: but the more he charged them, so and led him out of the town; and when he had much the more a great deal they published it; spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he

37 And were beyond measure astonished, asked him if he saw aught, saying, He hath done all things weil: he 24 And he looked up, and said, I sec men, as maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to trees, walking. speak.

25 After that he put his hands again upon his CHAP. VIII.

eyes, and made him look up: and he was re2 Christ feedeth the people miraculously, 10 and stored, and saw every man clearly.

Tefuseth to give a sign to the Pharisees. 26 And he sent him away to his houst, sayIN N those days, the multitude being very ing, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any

great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus in the town. called his disciples unto him, and saith unto 27 And Je us went out, and his disciples, them,

into the towns of Cesarea Philippi: and by the 2 I have compassiou on the multitude, be- way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, cause they have now been with me three days, Wiom do nen say that I am ? and have nothing to eat;

28 And they answered, John the Baptist : 3 And if I send them away fasting to their but some say, Elias; and others, One of the own houses, they will faint by the way: for prophets. divers of them came from far.

29 And he saith unto them, But whom say ye 4 And his disciples answered him, From that I ain? And Peter answeretb and saith unto whence can a man satisiy these men with bread him, Thou art the Christ. here in the wilderness?

30 And he charged them that they should tell 5 And he asked thein, How many loaves no man of him. have ye? And they saidh, Seven

31 And he began to teach them, that the 6 And he commanded the people to sit down Son of man must suier many things, and be on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his dis- and scribes, and be killed; and after three days ciples to set before them; and they did set rise again. them before the people.

32 And he spake that saying openly. And 7 And they had a few small fishes: and he Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. blessed, and commanded to set thein also before 33 But when he had turjed about, and looked them.

on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get 8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they thee behind me, -atan : for thod savourest not took up of the broken meat that was left seven the things that be of God, but the things that be baskets

9 And they that had eaten were about four 34 And when he had called the people thousand; and he sent them away.

unto him, with his disciples also, he said unto 10 T. And straightway he entered into a ship them, Whosoever will come after me, lei nim with his disciples, and came into the parts of deny himself, and take up bis cross, and follow Dalmanutha.

11 And the Pharisees came forth, and began 35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose to question with him, seeking of him a sign it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my from heaven, tempting him.

sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it. 12 And he sighed Jeeply in his spirit, and 36 For what shall it pro'it a man, if he saith, Why doth this generation seek after a shall gain the whole world, and lose his own siyn? Verily I say unto you, There shall no soul? sign be given to this generation.

37 Or what sball a man give in exchange for 13 And he left them, and entering into the his soul? ship again, departed to the other side.

38 Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of 14 | Now lhe disciples had forgotten to take me and of my words, in this adulterous ani' sinbread, ueither hail they in the ship with them ful generation, of him also shall the Son of mau more than one loaf.

be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of bis 15 And he charged them, saying, Take heed, Father, with the holy angels. beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of

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2 Jesus transfigured: 30 he foretelletk his death 16 And they reasoned among themselves and resurrection, 38 and giveth divers in. saying, Il is because we have no bread.

structions to his disciples 17 And when Jesus line with the saith unto Abe said unter the Year or them breal? perceive ye not yot, neither understand here, which shall not taste of death till stan i? hare ye your heart yet hardened? they have seen the kingdom of God come 18 Having eyes, see ve not? and having with power.

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ST. MARK His death and resurreclion forefold. 2 And after six days Jesus taketh with 24 And straightway the father of the child kim Peter, and James, an'i John, and leadeth cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; them up into an high mountain apart by help thou mine unbelief. themselves : and he was transfigured before 25 When Jesus saw that the people came them.

running together, he rebukea the foul spirit, 3 And his raiment became shining, exceed- saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I ing white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can charge thee come out of him, and enter no white them.

more into him. 4 And there appeared unto them Elias 26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, with Moses; and they were talking with and came out of him: and he was as ede dead; Jesus.

insomuch that many said, He is dead. 5 And Peter answered and said to Jesus, 27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us him up, and he arose. make three cabernacles; one for thee, and one 28 And when he was come into the house, for Moses, and one for Elias.

his disciples asked him privately, Why could 6 For he wist not what to say; for they were not we cast him out? sore afraid

29 And he said unto them, This kind can 7 And there was a cloud that oversha-i come forth by nothing but by prayer and dowed them: and a voice came out of the fasting. cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son, hear 30 And they departed thence, and passed him.

through Galilee; and he would not that any 8 And suddenly, when they had looked man should know it. round about, they saw no man any more, save 31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto Jesus only with themselves.

them, The Son of man is delivered into the 9 And as they came down from the moun-1 hands of men, and they shall kill him; and tain, he charged them that they should tell no after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day: man what things they had seen, till the Son of 32 But they understood not that saying, and man were risen from the dead.

were afraid to ask him. 10 And they kept that saying with them- 33 And he came to Capernaum: and beselves, questioning one with another what the ing in the house, he asked them, What was it rising from the dead should mean.

that ye disputed among yourselves by the 11 T Anil they asked him, saying, Why say way? the scribes chat Elias must first come!

34 But they held their peace: for by the 12 And he answered and told them, Elias way they had disputed among themselves who verily cometh first, and restoreth all things; should be the greatest. an! how it is written of the Son of mar, that 35 And he sat down, and called the twelve, he mast suffer many things, and be set at and saith unto them, If any man desire to be nought.

first, the same shall be last of all, and servant 13 But I say unto yon, that Elias is indeed of all. come, and they have done unto him whatsoever 36 And he took a child, and set him in the they listed, as it is written of him.

midst of them: and when he had taken bim in 14 | And when he came to his disciples, he his arms, he said unto them, saw a great multitude about them, and the 37 Whosoever shall receive one of such scribes questioning with them.'

children in my name, receiveth me: and who 15 And straightway all the people, when they soever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but beheld him, were greatly amazed, and running him tliat sent me. to him, saluted him.

38 | And John answered him, saying, Masa 16 And he asked the scribes, What question ter, we saw one casting out devils in thy naibe, ye with them!

and he followeth not us; and we forbad him 17 And one of the multitude answered and because he followeth not us. saic, Master, i have brought unto thee my son, 39 But Jesus said, Forbid him not: for there which hath a dumb spirit:

is no man which shall' do a miracle in my name, 18 And wheresoever be taketh him, he that can lightly speak evil of me. teareth him; and he foameth, and gnasheth with 40 For he that is not against'us is on our part his teeth, and pineth away; and I spake to thy 41 For whosoever shall give you a cup of disciples that they should cast him out; and water to drink in my name, because ye belong they could not.

to Christ, verily I say unto you, He shall not 19 He answered him, and saith, O faithless lose his reward. generation! how long shall I be with you? 42 And whosoever shall offend one of these how long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto little ones that believe in me, it is better for

him that a millstone were hanged about his 20 Aod they brought him unto bim: and neck, and he were cast into the sca. when he saw him, straightway the spirit taro 43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off him, and he fell on the ground, and wallowed, it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, foaming.

than having two hands to go into hell, into the 21 And he asked his father, How long is it fire that ne shall be quenched; ago since this came unto him? Aud he said, 44 Wheri their worm dieth not, and the fire Or a child.

is not quenched. 2? And oft-times it hath cast him into the 45 And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it fire, and into the waters, to detsroy him: but is better for thee to enter hall into life, than if thou canst do any thing, have compassion on having two feet to be cast into bell, into the us, and help us.

tire that never shall be quenched; 23 Jesus said unto him, If thou canst be- 46 Where their worm dieth not, anc-lhe firo lieve, all tbings are possible to him that be- is not quenched. vethe

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Of divorcement

Chap. I

The danger of ricker. out: it is better for thee to enter into the sure in heaven; and come, take up the crost, kingdom of God with one eye, than having two and follow me. eyes to be cast into hell fire;

22 And he was sad at that saying, and went 48 Where their worm dieth not, and the away grieved: for he had great possessions. øre is noi quenched.

23 | Aod Jesus looked round about, and 49 For every one shall be salted with fire, saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. that have riches enter into the kingdom of

50 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his God! saltness, wherewith will ve season it! Have 24 And the disciples were astonished at his Balt in yourselves, and have peace one with words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith another.

unto them, Children, how hard is it for them CHAP. X.

that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom 2 Touching divorcement. 13 Little children of God! brought to Christ. 23 The danger of riches. 25 It is easier for a camel to go through the into the coasts of Judea, by the further into the kingdom of God.

, a rich map to enter side of Jordan; and the people resort unto 26 And they were astonished out of measure, him again: and, as he was wont, he taught saying among themselves, Who then can be them again.

saved? 2 And the Pharisees came to him, and 27 And Jesus, looking upon them, saith asked him, Is it lawful for a man to put away With men it is impossible, but not with God: dis wife? tempting him.

for with God all things are possible. 3 And he answered and said unto them, 28 1 Then Peter began to say unto him, What did Moses command you

Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. 4 And they said, Moses suffered to write a 29 And Jesus answered and said, Verily ! bill of divorcement, and to put her away. say unto you, There is no man tbat bath left

5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or For the hardness of your heart he wrote you mother, or wife, or children, or lands, or my this precept:

sake, and the gospel's, 6 But from the beginning of the creation

30 But he shall receive an hundred-fold now God made them male and female.

in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, 7 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mothers, and children, and lands, with per and mother and cleave to his wife;

secutions; and in the world to come eternal 8 And they twain shall be one Aesh: so then life. they are no more twain, but one fesh.

31 But many that are first shall be last; and 9 What therefore God hath joined together, the last årst. let not man put asunder.

32 [ And they were in the way going up to 10 And in the house bis disciples asked him. Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and again of the same matter.

they were amazed ; and as they followed, they 11 And he saith unto them, Whosoever were afraid. And he took again the twelve, shull put away his wife, and marry another, and began to tell them what things should committeth adultery against her.

happen unto him, 12 And if a woman shall put away her hus- 33 Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; band, and be married to another, she commit- and the Son of man shall be delivered unto teth adultery.

the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and 13 | And they brought young children to they shall condemd him to death, and shall him, that he should touch them; and his disci-deliver him to the Gentiles: ples rebuked those that brought them:

34 And they shall mock him, and shall 11 But when Jesus saw it, he was much dis- scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shald pleased, and said unto them. Sufter the little kill him; and the third day he shall rise again. chilitren to come unto me, and forbid them 35 T Adil James and John, the sons of ZeDot for of such is the king lom of God bedee, come unto him, saying, Master, wo

15 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever Dot receive the kingdom of God as a little we shall desire. child, he shall not enter therein.

36 And he said unto them, What would yo 16 And he took them up in his arms, put that I should do for you? dis hands upon them, and blessed them.

37 They said unto him, Grant unto us that 17 | And when he was gone forth into the we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the wav, there came one running, and kneeled to other on thy left hand, in thy glory. him, and asked him. Good Master, what shall 38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not I do that I inav inherit eternal life?

what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I 18 And Jesus said unto him. Why callest drink of? and he baptized with the baptis thou me good ? there is none good but one, that I am baptized with? that is, God.

39 And they said unto him, We can. And 19 Thou knowest the commandments, lo Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not of the cup that I drink of; and with the Ateal, Do uot bear false witness, Defraud not, baptism that I am baptized withal shall yo Honour thy father and mother.

be baptized: 20 And he answered and said unto him, 40 But to sit on my right hand and on my Master, all these have I observed from my left hand, is not mine to give; but it shall be

given to them for whom it is prepared. ('Then Jesus, beholding him, loved him, 41 And when the ten heard it, they began vid unto him, One thing thou lackest : to be much displeased with Jamez and John. tav, sell whatsoes thou hast, and 42 But Jesus called them to him, ani saith

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