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Jonah." And leaving them, he | God." 17 And Jesus answering, departed.

said to him, "Happy art thou, 5 NOW when his disciples Simon, son of Jonah: for flesh were come to the other side, and blood hath not revealed it they had forgotten to take bread. to thee, but my Father in hea6 Then Jesus said to them, ven. 18 And I also tell thee, "Take heed, and beware of the that thou art named Rock * ; and leaven of the Pharisees and upon this rock I will build my Sadducees." 7 And they rea-church; and the gates of hades soned among themselves, say-shall not prevail against it. 19 ing, "It is because we have And I will give to thee the keys taken no bread." 8 But Jesus of the kingdom of heaven; and perceiving this, said, "O ye of whatsoever thou shalt bind on little faith, why reason ye among earth shall be bound in heaven; yourselves, because ye have ta- and whatsoever thou shalt loose ken no bread? 9 Do ye not yet on earth shall be loosed in heaperceive; nor remember the ven." 20 Then he commanded five loaves of the five thousand, his disciples to tell no one that and how many panniers ye took he was the Christ. up? 10 nor the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? 11 How is it that ye do not perceive that I spake not to you concerning bread, Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees?" 12 Then they understood that he did not bid them beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees.

13 NOW Jesus coming into the parts of Cesarea in the dominion of Philip, he asked his disciples, saying, "Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am?" 14 And they said, "Some, John the Baptist; some, Elijah; and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets." 15 He said to them, "But whom say ye that I am?" 16 Simon Peter answering, said, "Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living

21 From that time Jesus began to tell his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised on the third day. 22 Then Peter taking him aside, began to reprove him, saying, "Be it far from thee, Master: this shall by no means befal thee." 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get thee hence, adversary! thou art an offence to me: for thou regardest not the things of God, but the things of men."

24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If any one will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life, for my sake, shall gain it. 26 For what has a man profited, if he

* The meaning of the word Пrgos Peter.

shall gain the whole world, and forfeit his own life? or what would a man give in exchange for his life? 27 For the Son of man shall come, in the glory of his Father, with his angels; and then he will render to every man according to his deeds. 28 Verily I tell you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they have seen the Son of man coming in his reign."

Son of man be risen again from the dead." 10 And his disciples asked him, saying, "Why then say the scribes, that Elijah must come first?" 11 And" [Jesus] answering, said to them,

Elijah indeed doth come [first], and restore all things. 12 But I tell you, that Elijah is come already; and they did not acknowledge him, but did to him whatsoever they pleased: thus the Son of man also is about to suffer from them." 13 Then the disciples understood that he spake to them of John the Baptist.

14 AND on their coming to the multitude, a man approached him, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15 "Sir, have pity on my son; for he is a lunatic, and grievously suffereth: for often, he falleth into the fire, and often, into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they were not able to cure him." 17 Then Jesus answering, said, "O unbelieving and perverse generation,

CH. XVII. 1 NOW, after six days, Jesus took Peter, and James, and John his brother, and brought them up a high mountain, privately; and was transfigured before them and his face shone as the sun, and his raiment became white as the light. 3 And, lo! there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. 4 Then Peter, addressing Jesus, said, "Master, it is good for us to be here : if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 5 While he yet spake, lo! a bright cloud overshadow-how long shall I be with you? ed them and, lo! a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased: hear ye him." 6 And the disciples hearing this, fell on their face, and feared greatly. 7 And Jesus ap19 Then the disciples approaching, touched them, and proaching Jesus, privately, said, said, "Arise, and fear not." 8" Why could not we cast him And lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus only. 9 And on their coming down from the mountain, Jesus commanded them, saying, "Tell the vision to no one, until the

how long shall I endure you ? Bring him hither to me." 18 And Jesus rebuked him, and the demon departed from him; and the child was cured from that hour.

out?" 20 And Jesus said to them, "Because of your unbelief: for verily I tell you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustardseed, ye shall say to this mountain, Remove hence, yonder,'

and it shall remove; and no- | Unless ye be changed, and be. thing shall be impossible to you. come as children, ye cannot en21 [However, this kind of pow-ter into the kingdom of heaven. er goeth not forth but by pray-4 Whosoever, therefore, shall er and fasting."]* humble himself as this child, he is the greatest in the reign of heaven. 5 And whosoever shall receive one such child, in my name, receiveth me. 6 But whosoever shall insnare one of these little ones, who believe in me, it were better for him that an upper mill-stone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

22 DURING their abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, "The Son of man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men; 23 and they will kill him, and the third day he will be raised." And they were much grieved.

24 AND on their coming to Capernaum, those who received the didrachmat came to Peter, and said, "Doth 7 "Alas for the world on acnot your master pay the di- count of snares! for it must drachma ?" 25 He said, "Yes." needs be that snares come; but Being come into the house, Je- alas for that man by whom the sus spake before him, saying, snare cometh! 8 But if thy "What thinkest thou, Simon ? hand, or thy foot, insnare thee, from whom do the kings of the cut them off and cast them earth take tribute, or custom? from thee: it is better for thee from their own sons, or from to enter into life lame, or maimstrangers?" 26 [Peter] said to ed, than, having two hands or him, "From strangers." Jesus two feet, to be cast into the aiosaid to him, "Then are the sons nian fire. 9 And if thine eye infree. 27 Notwithstanding, lest snare thee, pluck it out, and we should offend them, go to cast it from thee: it is better for the sea and cast a hook, and thee to enter into life with one take the fish which first cometh eye, than, having two eyes, to up; and, when thou hast open-be cast into the burning of Geed its mouth, thou wilt find a henna. stater that take, and give them for me and thee."

10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones: for CH. XVIII. 1 AT that time I tell you, that their angels in the disciples came to Jesus, say- heaven, continually behold the ing, "Who is greatest in the face of my heavenly Father. 11 reign of heaven?" 2 Whereup-[For the Son of man is come to on Jesus calling to him a child, save that which was lost.] 12 placed him in the midst of them, | What think ye? If a man have 3 and said, "Verily I tell you, a hundred sheep, and one of

*This verse is omitted by Wakefield. See his note, Value, half a crown.

+ About 28 cents.

and I forgive him? till seven times ?" 22 Jesus said to him, "I do not say to thee, Till seven times:' but Till seventy times seven.'

them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine on the mountains, and go and seek that which is gone astray? 13 And if it happen that he find it, verily I tell you, that he re- 23"Therefore the kingdom joiceth more for that sheep, than of heaven is like a king, who for the ninety and nine which chose to reckon with his serwent not astray. 14 In like vants. 24 And when he had manner, it is not the will of your begun to reckon, one was Father in heaven, that one of brought to him, that owed him these little ones should be lost. ten thousand talents.* 25 But 15 "Moreover, if thy bro- he being unable to pay, his masther shall sin against thee, go ter commanded him to be sold, and reprove him, between thee and his wife and children, and and him alone: if he shall hear all that he had; and payment thee, thou hast gained thy bro-to be made. 26 The servant ther. 16 But if he will not therefore fell down and did him hear, take with thee one or two obeisance, saying, Sir, have more; that by the mouth of patience with me, and I will two or three witnesses every pay thee all.' 27 Then the thing may be ascertained. master of that servant was movAnd if he shall neglect to hear ed with compassion, and sent them, tell it to the congrega-him away, and forgave him the tion: but if he shall neglect to hear the congregation also, let him be unto thee as a heathen and a publican. 18 Verily I tell you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth, shall be owest.' loosed in heaven. 19 Again, I tell you, that if two of you shall agree, on earth, concerning any thing, which they shall ask, it shall be done for them, by my Father in heaven: 20 for where two or three are gathered together, in my name, there am I in the midst of them."


21 THEN Peter approaching him, said, "Master, how often shall my brother sin against me,

* About 625,000. of silver.


28"But that servant went out, and met with one of his fellowservants, that owed him a hundred denarii: † and seizing him, he took him by the throat, saying, Pay [me] what thou 29 His fellow-servant therefore falling down, besought him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay thee [all].' 30 And he would not: and went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 His fellow-servants seeing what was done, they were very sorry; and came and told their master all that was done.

32 "Then his master calling him, said to him, Thou wick

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ed servant! I forgave thee all
that debt, because thou desir-
edst me. 33 Oughtest not thou
also, to have had pity on thy
fellow-servant, even as I had
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him over to the jailors, till he
should pay all that was due to
him. 35 In like manner, my
heavenly Father, also, will do
unto you, if from your hearts
ye forgive not every one his

CH. XIX. 1 AND it came to pass, that, when Jesus had ended these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders of Judea, by the side of Jordan. 2 And great multitudes followed him; and he cured them there.

3 THEN the Pharisees came to him, trying him, and saying [to him,] "Is it lawful that a man should put away. his wife for every cause ?" 4 And he answering, said to them, "Have ye not read, that he who made them from the beginning, made them a male and a female? 5 and said, 'For this reason, a man shall leave father and mother, and adhere to his wife and they two shall be one flesh :' 6 so that they are no more two; but one flesh. What, therefore, God hath joined together, let no man put asunder."


7 They said to him, "Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away " 8 He said to them, "Moses, because of the perverseness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your

Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for whoredom, and shall marry another, commitadultery; and he who marrieth her that is put away committeth adultery." 10 His disciples said to him, "If the condition of a man be so, with his wife, it is not good to marry." 11 But he said to them, "All men cannot receive these words; but they only to whom it is given. 12 For there are eunuchs, who were so from their birth; and there are eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. Let him receive this, who can receive it.

13 THEN were brought to him little children, that he might put his hands on them, and pray for them: and the disciples rebuked those who brought them. 14 But Jesus said, "Suffer the little children, and forbid them not, to come to me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven." 15 And he put his hands on them, and departed thence.

16 AND, lo! one approach. ing, said to him, "Good] Teacher, what good thing shall I do, that I may have aionian life?" 17 And he said to him,

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Why askest thou me concerning good? One only is good. But if thou desire to enter into life, keep the commandments." 18 He said to him, "Which?” And Jesus said "These, Thou

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