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MATTHEW XVIII.

MARK IX. At the same time came the 33 And being in the house, disciples unto Jesus, say he asked them;

What ing; Who is the greatest in was it that ye disputed 2 the kingdom of heaven? And

among yourselves by the Jesus called a little child un- 34 way? But they held their to him, and set him in the peace; for by the way 3 midst of them, and said ; Ver they had disputed among

ily I say unto you, except ye themselves, who should be be converted, and become as 35 the greatest. And he sat little children, ye shall not down, and called the twelve,

enter into the kingdom of and saith unto them; any 4 heaven. Whosoever there man desire to be first, the

fore shall humble himself as same shall be last of all, and this little child, the saine is 36 servant of all. And he

greatest in the kingdom of took a child, and set him in 5 heaven. And whoso shall the midst of them, and when

receive one such little child he had taken him in his in my name, receiveth me. arms, he said unto them;

37 Whosoever shall receive one of such children in

my name, receiveth

and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth not me, but

him that sent me.
38 And John answered him,

saying; Master,
one casting out devils in thy
name; and we forbade him,

because he followeth not us. 39 But Jesus said; Forbid him not.

For there is no man which shall do a miracle in my name, that can

lightly speak evil of me. 40 For he that is not against

you, is on your part.

me ;

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MATTHEW XVIII.

MARK IX. 8 But whoso shall offend one 41 For whosoever shall give you of these little ones which be a cup of water to driok for lieve in me, it were better the reason that ye belong to for him that a millstone were Christ, verily I say unto

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MATTHEW XVIII.

MARK IX. hanged about his neck, and you, he shall not lose his

that he were drowned in the 42 reward. And whosoev7 depth of the sea. Woe er shall offend one of these unto the world because of little ones that believe in me,

MATTHEW XVIII.

MARK IX. offences! For it must needs it is better for him that a be that offences come; but millstone were hanged about

woe to that man by whom his neck, and he were cast 8 the offence cometh! Where- 43 into the sea. And if thy

fore, if thy hand or thy foot hand offend thee, cut it off; offend thee, cut them off, it is better for thee to enter and cast them from thee ; it into life maimed, than hayis better for thee to enter ing two hands to go into into life halt or maimed, hell, into the fire that never rather than having two hands, 44 shall be quenched, where

or two feet, to be cast into their worm dieth not, and 9 everlasting fire. And if thine the fire is not quenched.

eye offend thee, pluck it out, 45 And if thy foot offend thee, and cast it from thee; it is cut it off; it is better for better for thee to enter into thee to enter halt into life, life with one eye, rather than than having two feet to be having two eyes to be cast cast into hell, into the fire into hell-fire.

that never shall be quench46 ed, where their worm dieth

not, and the fire is not 47 quenched. And if thine eye

offend thee, pluck it out ; it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with

one eye, than haying two eyes to be cast into 48 hell-fire, where their worm

dieth not, and the fire is not quenched.

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MARK IX. For every one shall be salted with fire; and every sacrifice 50 shall be salted with salt. Salt is good ; but if the salt

have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.

MATTHEW XVIII. Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold 11 the face of my Father which is in heaven. For the Son of 12 man is come to save that which was lost. How think ye?

if a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray; doth he not leave the ninety and nine upon the moun

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MATTHEW XVIII. tains, and goeth and seeketh that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoic

eth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which 14 went not astray. Even so, it is not the will of

your

Father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.

Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone. If he 16 shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother ; but if he will

not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more; that

in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may 17 be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them,

tell it unto the church ; but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publi

Verily I say unto you, whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven ; and whatsoever ye 19 shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say

unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching

any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my 20 Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are

gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Then came Peter to him, and said ; Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him ? till seven 22 times ? Jesus saith unto him; Not, I say unto thee, until 23 seven times, but until seventy times seven. Therefore is

the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which 24 would take account of his servants. And when he had be

gun to reckon, one was brought unto him which owed him 25 ten thousand talents.

But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and chil26 dren, and all that he had, and payment to be made. The

servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying; 27 Lord have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. Then

the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and 28 loosed him, and forgave him the debt. But the same ser

vant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, which owed him an hundred pence; and he laid hands on him, and

took him by the throat, saying ; Pay me that thou owest. 29 And his fellow-servant fell down and besought him, saying ; 30 Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all. And he

would not ; but went and cast him into prison, til he should 31 pay the debt.

So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were very sorry; and came and told unto their

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MATTHEW XVIII. 32 lord all that was done. Then his lord, after that he had

called him, said unto him ; 0 thou wicked servant, I forgave 33 thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me; shouldest not

thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as 34 I had pity on thee? And his lord was wroth, and delivered

him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due un35 to him,

So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother.

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