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so that they were near sinking. | every village of Galilee, and 8 Now when Simon Peter saw from Judea, and Jerusalem; and it, he fell down at the knees of Jesus, saying, "Depart from me, Master, for I am a sinful


9 For the draught of fish which they had taken, had filled him and all that were with him, with astonishment; 10 particularly James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon "Fear not; henceforth thou shalt catch men." 11 And having brought their ships to land, they left all, and followed him.


12 AND it being near one of their cities, lo, a man full of leprosy, on his seeing Jesus, fell on his face, and entreated him, saying, Master, if thou wilt, thou canst cleanse me." 13 And Jesus extending his hand, touched him, saying, "I will: Be thou cleansed." And immediately the leprosy departed from him. 14 And he commanded him to tell no one: but, said he, go and show thyself to the priest, and offer for thy cleansing as Moses commanded; for a testimony to them." 15 But the report concerning him went abroad so much the more: and great multitudes came together to hear, and be cured [by him] of their infirmities. 16 But he withdrew into desert places, and prayed.


17 AND it came to pass, on one of these days, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come from

the power of the Lord was present to heal them. 18 And, behold, there were men bringing on a bed a man who was sick with the palsy : and they sought how to bring him in, and to place him in his sight. 19 But finding no way to bring him in, because of the crowd, they went up to the roof, and let him down through the tiling, with his couch, into the midst, before Jesus. 20 And seeing their faith, he said, "Man, thy sins are forgiven thee."

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21 Then the scribes and the Pharisees began to reason, saying, "Who is this that speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins, but God alone?" 22 But when Jesus perceived their reasonings, he addressed them and said, "Why reason ye in your hearts? 23 Which is easier? to say, Thy sins are forgiven thee?" or to say, 'Arise and walk?' 24 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (he said to the paralytic,)' I say to thee, Arise, and take up thy couch, and go home."" 25 And rising up instantly before them, he took up that whereon he lay, and departed to his house, glorifying God. 26 And amazement struck all, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, "We have seen strange things to-day."

27 AND after these things Jesus went forth and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the toll-office: and he said to

fors king all, he rose up, and followed him.

him, "Follow me." 28 And | ed. 38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; [and both will be preserved.] 39 No one also, having drunk old wine, immediately desireth new: for

29 And Levi made him a great feast, in his own house: and there was a great multi-he saith The old is better."" tude of publicans, and of others, who were at meat with them. 30 But the scribes and the Pharisees among them murmured against his disciples, saying, "Why do you eat and drink with the publicans and sinners?" 31 And Jesus answering, said to them, "The whole need not a physician; but the sick. 32 I came not to call the righteous to a reformation, but sinners."

33 And some said to him, "Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers; and in like manner the disciples of the Pharisees : but thine eat and drink?” 34 And he said to them, "Can ye make the companions of the bridegroom to fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 But the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them then they will fast in those days."

36 And he spake also a parable to them: "No one putteth | a piece of a new garment upon an old one: otherwise, both the


maketh a rent, and [the piece that was taken from the new agreeth not with the old 37 And no one putteth new wine into old leathern bottles: otherwise, the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles will be destroy

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CH. VI. 1 AND it came to pass on the first sabbath* after the second day of unleavened bread, that he went through the corn-fields: and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and ate, rubbing them with their hands. 2 But some of the Pharisees said [to them,] Why do ye that which it is not lawful to do on the sabbath?". 3 And Jesus answering, said to them," Have ye not even read what David did, when both he himself and those that were with him hungered: 4 How he entered into the house of God, and [took, and] ate the loaves of the presence, and gave also to those that were with him: which it is not lawful for any to eat, except the priests?" 5 And he said to them, "The Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath."

6" AND it came to pass, on another sabbath also, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and a man was there, whose right hand was withered: 7 and the scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the sabbath; that they might find an accusation against him. 8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man that had the

* On the sabbath called second-prime, Campbell. The sense of the original is very obscure. Some good copies omit the word deurigongwrw first after the second.

withered hand, "Arise, and stand in the midst." And he arose, and stood.

9 Then Jesus said to them, “I will ask you What is lawful on the sabbath? to do good or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?” 10 And having looked round about on them all, he said to him, "Stretch forth thy hand." And he did so and his hand was restored [as the other]. 11 And they were filled with madness; and consulted with one another what they should do to Jesus.

a power went out from him, and healed them all.

20 THEN lifting up his eyes on his disciples, he said, 21 " Happy ye poor; for yours is the kingdom of God. 22 Happy ye that hunger now; for ye shall be filled. Happy ye that weep now; for ye shall laugh. Happy are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from them, and shall reproach and defame you, for the sake of the Son of man. 23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven; for in like manner did their fathers treat the prophets.

24" But alas for you that are rich! for ye have received your comfort. 25 Alas for you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Alas [for you] that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. 26 Alas for you, when men shall speak well of you! for in like manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

12 AND it came to pass, in those days, that he retired to a mountain to pray; and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, he called to him his disciples: and from them he chose twelve, whom he also named apostles: 14 (Simon whom he had also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; 15 Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes; 16 Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who also was a traitor;) 17 and he came down with them, and stood in the plain; and there was a multitude of his disciples, and a great number of the people, from all Ju-him who taketh away thy mandea, and Jerusalem, and the tle, withhold not thy coat also. sea-coast of Tyre and Sidon, 30 And give to every one who who came to hear him, and to asketh of thee; and of him that be cured of their diseases; 18 taketh away what is thine, ask and those that were troubled by it not again. 31 And as ye would impure spirits and they were that men should do to you, do healed. 19 And the whole mul-ye also to them, in like manner. titude sought to touch him: for 32 "And if ye love those

27" But I say to you that hear; Love your enemies; do good to those that hate you, 28 bless those that curse you, and pray for those that injuriously treat you. 29 To him who smiteth thee on the one cheek, offer the other also: and from

who love you, what thanks have ye? for sinners, also, love those who love them. 33 And if ye do good to those who do good to you, what thanks have ye? for sinners, also, do the same. 34 And if ye lend to those from whom ye hope to receive, what thanks have ye e? for sinners, also, lend to sinners, that they may receive an equal return. 35 But love your enemies; and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward will be great, and ye will be the sons of the Most High: for he is kind to the unthankful, and to the evil.

36 "Be ye [therefore] compassionate, as your Father also is compassionate. 37 And judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: 38 give, and it shall be given to you: good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall be given into your lap. For with the same measure with which ye deal out, it shall be measured to you again."

39 He spake also a parable to them; "Can the blind lead the blind? will they not both fall into a ditch?

40 "The disciple is not above his teacher: but every one that is perfected, shall be as his teacher.

41" And why observest thou the mote in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam in thine own eye? 42 Or how canst thou say to thy brother; Brother, let me take out the

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mote which is in thine eye;' not considering, that there is a beam in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite! first take the beam out of thine own eye, and then thou wilt see clearly to take out the mote which is in thy brother's eye.

43" For there is no good tree which bringeth forth corrupt fruit; nor a corrupt tree which bringeth forth good fruit. 44 For every tree is known by its own fruit: from thorns men do not gather figs, nor from a bramble-bush do they cut grapes. 45 A good man, out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil [man,] out of the evil [treasure of his heart,] bringeth forth that which is evil: for out of the abundance of his heart [his] mouth speaketh.

46" And why call ye me Lord, Lord,' and do not the things which I say?

47 "Whosoever cometh to

me, and heareth my words, and doth them, I will show you to whom he is like. 48 He is like a man who, in building a house, digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock and when the flood rose, the stream dashed with violence upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded on a rock. 49 But he that heareth, and doth not, is like a man who, without laying a foundation, built a house upon the earth; against which the stream dashed with violence, and immediately it fell: and the ruin of that house was great."

CH. VII. 1 NOW when he, the day after, that he went into a city called Nain: and [many of] his disciples went with him, also a great crowd. 12 Now as he approached the gate of the city, behold, the people were carrying out a dead man, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and many people of the city [were] with her. 13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, "Weep not." 14 Then advancing, he touched the bier; (now the bearers stood still ;) and said, "Young man, I say to thee, Arise."

had ended all his discourses, in the hearing of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear to his master, was sick, and ready to die. 3 And having heard of Jesus, the centurion sent to him some elders of the Jews, to beseech him that he would come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they entreated him earnestly, saying, "He is worthy, for whom thou wilt do this: 5 for he loveth our nation; and he hath built us a synagogue."

6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, to say to him, "Master, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof. 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come to thee: but command by word, and my servant will be cured. 8 For even I, who am a man placed under authority, yet having soldiers under me, say to this man, 'Go,' and he goeth; and to another, 'Come,' and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this,' and he doth it."

15 Then he that had been dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. 16 And fear seized on all and they glorified God, saying, "A great prophet is risen up among us ;" and, " God hath regarded his people." 17 And this report concerning him, went forth through all Judea, and through all the country round about.

18 AND the disciples of John told him of all these things. 19 Then John called unto him two of his disciples, and sent to Jesus, saying, "Art thou he that was to come? or do we look for another?" 20 And the men, coming to him, said,

9 And when Jesus heard these words, he wondered at him; and turning, said to the multi-"John the Baptist hath sent us tude that followed him, "I as- to thee, saying, Art thou he sure you, I have not found so that was to come? or do we great faith, even in Israel." 10 look for another?" " And those who were sent, on returning to the house, found the servant who had been sick, perfectly well.

11 AND it came to pass, on

21 (Now in that very hour he had cured many of diseases and grievous maladies, and of evil spirits; and to many that were blind he had given sight.)

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