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good ground, is he that heareth | is the greatest of herbs, and becometh a tree; so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches."

the word, and considereth it; who likewise beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundred fold, and some sixty, and some thirty."

33 He spake to them another parable: "The kingdom of heaven is like leaven, which a woman took and mixed with three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened."

24 He put forth to them another parable, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field: 25 but while men slept, his enemy came and sow-spake to the multitudes in para

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31 He gave them another parable, saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard-seed, which a man took and sowed in his field: 32 which indeed is the least of all seeds: but, when it is grown, it

36 THEN [Jesus] sent away the multitude, and went into a house: and his disciples came to him, saying, "Explain to us the parable of the darnel of the field; 37 And he answering said to them, "He who soweth the good seed is the Son of man and the field is the world: and the good seed are the sons of the kingdom: and the darnel are the sons of the evil one: and 29 the enemy that sowed them : and the harvest is the end of the age: and the reapers are the angels. 40 As therefore the darnel are gathered up, and burnt in the fire; so will it be in the end of [this] age: 41 the Son of man will send forth his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all the causes of offence,

The principle of evil personified. "Sons of the evil one" are wicked men. Old Testament are called sons of Belial, or worthlessness: i. e. worthless men. 1 Kings xxi. 10. See 2 Cor. vi. 15. Mark iv. 15, note.

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and the workers of iniquity; 42 | when Jesus had ended these parables, he departed thence.

and will cast them into a furnace of fire: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then will the righteous shine forth as the sun, in the kingdom of their Father. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 44 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field; which when a man hath found, he keepeth it secret, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

45 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchantman, seeking goodly pearls: 46 who, having found one very costly pearl, went and sold all all that he had and bought it. 47" Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a net cast into the sea, that inclosed fishes of every kind: 48 which, when it was filled, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. 49 So will it be in the end of the age: the angels will come forth, and separate the wicked from among the righteous, 50 and will cast them into a furnace of fire: there will be weeping, and gnashing of teeth." 51 [Jesus said to them,] "Understand ye all these things?" They answered him, "Yes [Master]." 52 Then he said to them, "Therefore every scribe, instructed in the reign of heaven, is like a householder, who bringeth forth, out of his store-house, things new and old."

53 And it came to pass that,

54 AND being come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue; so that they were amazed, and said, "Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 56 and are not all his sisters with us? Whence therefore hath this man all these things?" 57 And they were confounded at him. But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honour, except in his own country, and in his own house." 58 And he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.

CH. XIV. 1 AT that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus; 2 and said to his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works are wrought by him."

3 (For Herod had apprehended John, and bound him, and put him in prison, because of Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. 4 For John had said to him "It is not lawful for thee to have her." 5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they accounted him as a prophet. 6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them and pleased Herod. 7 Upon which he promised with an oath to give her whatever

to the multitudes. 20 And they all ate, and were filled and they took up the remainder of the fragments, twelve panniers full. 21 And those that had eaten were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

she should ask. 8 And she, having been before instructed by her mother, said, "Give me here the head of John the Baptist in a basin." 9 And the king was sorry; yet, because of his oaths, and of his guests, he commanded it to be given; 10 and sent and beheaded John in the prison. 11 And his head was brought in a basin, and given to the damsel: 12 and she brought it to her mother. And his disciples came and took up the body, and buried it: and went and told Jesus). 13 And when Jesus heard of it, he with-ing, he was yet there, alone. 24 drew from thence by ship into a desert place privately: and when the people heard of it, they followed him by land from

the cities.

14 AND [Jesus] went out, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion towards them, and cured their sick. 15 And in the evening, his disciples came to him, saying, "This is a desert place, and the day is now advanced; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and buy themselves food." 16 But Jesus said to them, "They need not go give ye them to eat." 17 And they said to him, "We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.” 18 And he said, "Bring them hither to me."

19 And commanding the multitudes to place themselves on the grass, he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed God, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples; and the disciples

22 AND immediately he compelled the disciples to get into a ship, and go before him to the other side, until he sent away the multitudes. 22 And having sent the multitudes away, he retired by himself to a mountain to pray and in the even

But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed by the waves: for the wind was contrary. 25 And in the fourth watch of the night, he went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And the disciples seeing him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is an apparition:" and they cried out through fear. 27 But Jesus immediately spake to them, saying, "Take courage: it is I; be not afraid." 28 And Peter answering him, said, "Master, if it be thou, bid me come to thee on the water." 29 And he said, "Come." Then Peter went down out of the ship, and walked on the water, that he might go to Jesus. 30 But seeing the wind strong, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried out, saying, "Master, save me." 31 And Jesus immediately stretched forth his hand, and took hold of him, and said to him, “O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt ?" 32 And on

their coming into the ship, the | ing for doctrines the command

wind ceased. 33 Then those in the ship came and did him obeisance, saying, "Truly thou art a son of God."

ments of men."" 10 And calling to him the multitude, he said to them, "Hear, and understand. 11 Not that which entereth into the mouth defileth a man: but that which proceedeth out of the mouth, this defileth a man."

34 AND having passed over, they came into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And the men of that place knowing him again, they sent into all that country round about, and brought to him all the diseased; 36 and they besought him that they might only touch the tuft of his mantle and as many as touch-ery plant which my heavenly ed were perfectly cured. Father hath not planted, shall

12 Then his disciples coming, they said to him, "Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended on hearing the word ?" 13 But he answering said, "Ev

CH. XV. 1 THEN Scribes be rooted up. 14 Regard them and Pharisees approached Je-not: they are blind leaders of sus from Jerusalem, saying, the blind: and if the blind lead "Why do thy disciples trans-the blind, both will fall into the gress the tradition of the elders? ditch." 15 Then Peter answerfor they wash not their hands ing, said to him, " Explain to us when they eat bread." 3 But that saying." 16 And Jesus he answering, said to them, said, "Are ye also still without "Why do ye also transgress the understanding? do ye not yet commandment of God by your perceive that whatsoever entertradition? For God command- eth into the mouth goeth into ed, saying, 'Honour thy father the belly, and is cast out into and mother' and, 'He who re- the vault? 18 But those things vileth father or mother, let him which proceed out of the mouth surely die.' 5 But ye say, come forth from the heart; 'Whosoever shall say to his fa- and they defile a man. 19 For ther or mother, That is devoted, out of the heart proceed evil whatever of mine that might thoughts, murders, adulteries, have profited thee; 6 [and] 80 fornications, thefts, false-witshall not honour his father or nesses, evil-speaking. 20 These his mother; it is well. Thus are the things which defile a ye have made the command-man: but to eat with unwashen ment of God of none effect by hands defileth not a man." your tradition.

7" Ye hypocrites, well hath Isaiah prophesied of you, say ing, 8This people honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me: 9 but in vain do they worship me, teach

21 THEN Jesus went thence, and withdrew into the parts about Tyre and Sidon. 22 And, behold, a Canaanitish woman came out of those borders, and cried unto him, saying, "Have pity on me Sir, thou son of Da

vid: my daughter is grievously | fasting, lest they grow faint on

afflicted by a demon." 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples approaching, besought him, saying, "Send her away, for she crieth after us." 24 Then he answering, said, "I am not sent but to the lost sheep of the house of Israel." 25 Then she came and did him obeisance, saying, "Sir, help me." 26 But he answering said, "It is not right to take the children's bread, and cast it to dogs." 27 And she said, "True, Sir: and yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their Master's

table." 28 Then Jesus answering said to her, "Woman! great is thy faith: be it unto thee as thou desirest." And her daughter was cured from that hour.

29 AND Jesus departing thence, came near the sea of Galilee; and ascending a mountain, he sat down there. 30 And great multitudes flocked to him, having with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others; and laid them down at Jesus' feet: and he Icured them: 31 so that the multitudes wondered, when they perceived that the dumb spake, the maimed were whole, the lame walked, and the blind saw: and they glorified the God of Israel.

the way." 33 And his disciples said to him, "Whence should we have so many loaves in the desert, as to satisfy so great a multitude ?" 34 And Jesus asked them, "How many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven; and a few small fishes."

35 And he commanded the multitudes to place themselves on the ground. 36 When taking the seven loaves and the fishes, and having given thanks, he brake, and gave to his disciples; and the disciples to the multitude. 37 And they all ate, and were satisfied: and they took up that which remained of the fragments, seven baskets full. 38 Now they that ate were four thousand men, besides women and children. 39 And he sent away the multitudes, and went into a ship, and came into the borders of Magdala.

CH. XVI. 1 THE Pharisees, and Sadducees, also, came; and, trying Jesus, desired him to show them a sign from heaven. 2 And he answering said to them, "When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red;' 3 and in the morning,' It will be stormy weather to-day, for the sky is red and lowering.' [Hypocrites!] ye know how to discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4

32 Then Jesus calling to him his disciples, said, "I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now continu-An evil and adulterous generaed with me three days, and have nothing to eat: and I am unwilling to send them away

tion seeketh after a sign; and a sign shall not be given it, except the sign of [the prophet]

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