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tude away, that they may go into the villages and country round about, and lodge, and get provision for we are here in a desert place." 13 But he said to them, "Give ye them to eat." And they said, "We have no more than five loaves and two fishes; unless we should go and buy food for all this people." 14 For they were about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, "Make them place themselves on the ground, by fifties in a company."

15 And they did so; and made them all place themselves. 16 And taking the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed them, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And all ate, and were filled and what remained to them of the fragments was taken up, even twelve panniers.

18 AND it came to pass, that while he was in a retired place, praying, his disciples being with him he asked them, saying, "Whom do the multitudes say that I am?" 12 They answering, said, "John the Baptist; but some Elijah; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again." 20 And he said to them, "But whom say ye that I am?" And Peter answering, said, "The Christ of God." 21 Then strictly charging them, he commanded them to tell no one that thing, 22 saying, "The Son of man

must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief-priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day."

23 And he said to all, "If any one would come after me, let him deny himself, [and take up his cross [daily]] and follow me. 24 For whosoever would save his life, shall lose it: but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, he shall save it. 25 For what is a man profited, if he gain the whole world, and lose [or forfeit] himself? *

26 For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, of him the Son of man will be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in that of his Father, and of the holy angels. 27 But I tell you truly, There are some of those who stand here, who shall not taste of death, till they have seen the reign of God."

28 AND it was about eight days after this discourse, that, taking with him Peter, and John, and James, he went up a mountain to pray. 20 And it came to pass that, as he prayed, the appearance of his countenance was changed, and his raiment appeared white and shining. 30 And, lo, there talked with him two men, who were Moses and Elijah: 31 they appearing in glory, spake of his departure which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.

32 But Peter, and those that were with him, were heavy

* The words [or forfeit] in brackets are probably a marginal gloss. Newcome's note.

with sleep and awaking, they saw his glory, and the two men who were standing with him. 33 And it came to pass, as they were parted from him, that Peter said to Jesus "Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah :" not knowing what he said.

34 And while he was thus speaking, a cloud came and overshadowed them: and they feared, as those men entered the cloud. 35 And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son: hear ye him." 36 And the voice being past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silence, and told no one, in those days, any of the things which they had seen.

37 AND it came to pass that, on the next day, when they were come down from the mountain, a great multitude met him. 38 And, lo, a man of the multitude cried out, saying, "Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child. 39 And, lo, a spirit seizeth him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it convulseth him so that he foameth, and, bruising him, hardly departeth from him. 40 And I besought thy disciples to cast it out; but they could not."

41 And Jesus answering, said, "O unbelieving and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and endure you? Bring thy son [hither]." 42 And as he was now coming, the

demon dashed him down, and convulsed him. Then Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, and cured the child, and delivered him to his father. 43 And all were amazed at the mighty power of God.

BUT while all wondered at all the things which [Jesus] did, he said to his disciples, 44 "Let these words sink down into your ears: for the Son of man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men." 45 But they understood not this saying, and it was hidden from them; so that they did not perceive it: and they were afraid to ask him concerning this saying.

46 And there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest. 47 And Jesus perceiving the thought of their heart, took a little child, whom he set by himself, 48 and said to them, "Whosoever shall receive this little child, in my name, receiveth me; and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth him who sent me for he that is least among you all, he shall be great."

49 Then John speaking, said, "Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not with us." 50 And Jesus said to him, " Forbid him not: for he that is not against you, is for you."

51 NOW it came to pass, that when the days were fulfilled that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem; 52 and sent

messengers before him and they went and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him: 53 but they would not receive him, because they perceived he was going to Jerusalem. 54 And when his disciples, James and John, saw this, they said," Master, is it thy will that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, [even as Elijah did]?" 55 But turning about, he rebuked them, [and said, "Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.]"* 56 And they went to another village.

57 It also came to pass, as they were going on the way, that a certain man said to him, "[Sir,] I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest." 58 And Jesus said to him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have places of shelter, but the Son of man hath not where to rest his head."

59 He said also to another, "Follow me." But he said, "Sir, permit me to go first and bury my father." 60 And [Jesus] said to him, "Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou, and publish the reign of God."

61 And another also said, "Sir, I will follow thee; but permit me first to take leave of my family." 62 But Jesus said to him, "No one having put his hand to the plough, and

looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God."

CH. X. 1 NOW after these occurrences, the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two and two before him, into every city and place whither he himself was about to come.

2 He said therefore to them, "The harvest indeed is plenteous, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 3 Go ye: behold, I send you as lambs amidst wolves. 4 Carry neither purse, nor bag, nor sandals; and salute no one on the way. 5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say,

Peace be to this house.' 6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: but if not, it shall turn back to yourselves. 7 And remain in the same house, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his wages. Go not from house to house.

8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. 9 And cure the sick that are therein; and say to them, 'The reign of God draweth near to you.' 10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go forth into the streets of it, and say, 11 Even the dust, which

*" and said, "Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of; for the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them." These words are wanting in the Alex. Vat. Ephr. and in most other MSS. and versions. The Camb. retains the words of the first clause, but omits the rest." Im. Vtr. note.

cleaveth to us from your city, | wise and learned, yet thou hast we wipe off against you: not-revealed them to babes: yes, withstanding, know this, that Father; for so it hath seemed the reign of God draweth near. good in thy sight. 22 All things 12 I assure you that Sodom, on have been delivered to me by my that day, shall be more tole- Father: and none knoweth who rable, than that city. the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son chooseth to reveal him."

13"Alas for thee, Chorazin! Alas for thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which have been done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 14 Wherefore Tyre and Sidon shall be more tolerable in the judgment, than you. 15 And thou, Capernaum, which hast been exalted to heaven, shalt be brought down to hades.

sent me."

23 And turning to his disciples, he said privately, "Blessed are the eyes which see what ye see: 24 for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see the things which ye see, and have not seen them; and hear the things which ye hear, and have not heard them."

25 AND, behold, a certain teacher of the law rose up, try

16"He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that rejectething him, and saying, "Teacher, you, rejecteth me; and he that what shall I do to inherit aionirejecteth me, rejecteth him that an life?" 26 And Jesus said to him, "What is written in the law? how readest thou?" 27 And he answering, said, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind: and thy neighbour as thyself."

17 AND the seventy returned with joy, saying, "Master, even the demons are subject to us, through thy name." 18 And he said to them, "I beheld the adversary fall like lightning from heaven. 19 Behold, I give you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the strength of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 20 Nevertheless, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rejoice that your names are written in heaven."

21 In that hour, Jesus greatly rejoiced in spirit, and said, "I adore thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the

28 Then Jesus said to him, "Thou hast answered right: do this, and thou shalt live." 29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbour?"

30 And Jesus replying, said, "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed; leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance, a certain priest

came down that way; and seeing him, he passed by on the other side. 32 In like manner a Levite also, when he reached the place, [came,] and seeing him, he passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was and seeing him, had compassion on him, 34 and going up to him, bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

35 "And on the morrow, [as he was going,] he took out two denarii, and giving them to the host, he said to him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, on my return I will repay thee.' 36 Now which of these three thinkest thou was neighbour to him who fell among the robbers?" 37 And he said, "He who showed pity to him." [Then] Jesus replied, "Go, and do thou in like manner."

38 And it came to pass, as they journeyed, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman, named Martha, received him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary; who sat also at the feet of Jesus, and heard his words. 40 But Martha, being harassed by much attendance, came and said, "Master, carest thou not that my sister hath left me to attend alone? Bid her therefore, that she assist me." 41 And

Jesus answering, said to her, "Martha, Martha, thou art anxious, and troubled about many things; 42 one indeed is useful:* but Mary hath chosen the good part, which shall not be taken from her."

CH. XI. 1 AND it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said to him, "Master, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples." 2 And he said to them, "When ye pray, say, O Father, hallowed be thy name. Thy reign come. 3 Give us each day our daily bread; 4 and forgive us our sins; for even we forgive all who offend us; and abandon us not to temptation." "

5 Moreover he said to them, "Should any one of you have a friend, and go to him at midnight, and say to him, 'Friend, lend me three loaves; 6 for a friend [of mine] is come off his journey to see me, and I have nothing to set before him: 7 and he answering from within, should say, 'Do not disturb me the door is now locked; and my children, as well as I, are in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.' 8 I tell you, though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.

9"I likewise tell you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock,

*See Bishop Pearce: q. d. " there is need of one dish only for me to eat of." Some good copies read, "there is need only of few, or even of one."

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