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Why Christ taught in paralles. S. MATTHEW. The parable of the tar es, some an hundred-fold, some six- | have not seen them; and to 1v-fold, some thirty-fold. hear those things which ye hear, 9 Who hath ears to hear, let and have not heard them. him hear.
18 | Hear ye therefore the 10 And the disciples came, parable of the sower. and said unto him, Why speak- 19 When any one heareth the est thou unto them in parables? | word of the kingdom, and un
11 He answered and said understandeth it not, then cometh to them, Because it is given un- the wicked one, and catcheth to you to know the mysteries of away that which was sown in the kingdom of heaven, but to his heart. This is he which rethem it is not given.
ceived seed by the way-side. 12 For whosoever hath, to 20 But he that received the him shall be given, and he shall seed into stony places, the same have more abundance: but who is he that heareth the word, and soever hath not, from himn shall anon with joy receiveth it; be taken away even that he 21 Yet hath he not root in hath.
himself, but dureth for a while : 13 Therefore speak I to them for when tribulation or persecuin parables: because they seeing, tion ariseth because of the word, see not; and hearing, they hear by and by he is offended. not; neither do they understand. 22 He also that received seed
14 And in them is fulfilled among the thorns is he that the prophecy of Esaias, which heareth the word ; and the care saith, By hearing ye shall hear, of this world, and the deceitfuland shall not understand ; andness of riches choke the word, seeing ye shall see, and shall and he becometh unfruitful. not perceive :
23 But he that received seed 15 For this people's heart is into the good ground is he that waxed gross, and their ears are heareth the word, and underdull of hearing, and their eyes standeth it; which also beareth they have closed ; lest at any fruit, and bringeth forth, some time they should see with their an hundred-fold, some sixty, eyes, and hear with their ears, some thirty. and should understand with their 24 Another parable put he heart, and should be converted, forth unto them, saying, The and I should heal them.
kingdom of heaven is likened 16 But blessed are your eyes, unto a man which sowed good for they see: and your ears, for seed in his field:
25 But while men slept, his 17 For, verily, I say unto you, enemy came and sowed tares that many prophets and righte- among the wheat, and went his ous men have desired to see way. those things which ye see, and 26 But when the blade was
of the mustard-seed, CHAP. XIII.
and of the leaven. sprung up, and brought forth ( unto the multitude in parables ; fruit
, then appeared the tares and without a parable spake he also.
not unto them: 27 So the servants of the house- 35 That it might be fulfilholder came and said unto him, led which was spoken by the Sir, didst not thou sow good prophet, saying, I will open my seed in thy field ? from whence mouth in parables ; I will utter then hath it tares ?
things which have been kept 28 He said unto them, An secret from the foundation of enemy hath done this. The ser- the world. vants said unto him, Wilt thou 36 Then Jesus sent the multhen that we go and gather titude away, and went into the them up?
house : and his disciples came 29 But he said, Nay; lest unto him, saying, Declare unto while ye gather up the tares,
the tares, us the parable of the tares of ye root up also the wheat with the field. them.
37 He answered and said unto 30 Let both grow together them, He that soweth the good until the harvest : and in the seed is the Son of man; time of harvest I will say to the 38 The field is the world ; the reapers, Gather ye together first good seed are the children of the the tares, and bind them in bun- kingdom ; but the tares are the dles to burn them : but gather children of the wicked one ; the wheat into my barn.
39 The enemy that sowed 31 | Another parable put he them is the devil; the harvest forth unto them, saying, The is the end of the world; and kingdom of heaven is like to the reapers are the angels. a grain of mustard-seed, which 40 As therefore the tares are a man took, and sowed in his gathered and burned in the fire; field:
so shall it be in the end of this 32 Which indeed is the least world. of all seeds : but when it is 41 The Son of man shall send grown, it is the greatest among forth his angels, and they shall herbs, and becometh a tree, so gather out of his kingdom all that the birds of the air come things that offend, and them and lodge in the branches there which do iniquity ; of.
42 And shall cast them into 33 Another parable spake a furnace of fire: there shall be he unto them; The kingdom wailing and gnashing of teeth. of heaven is like unto leaven, 43 Then shall the righteous which a woman took, and hid shine forth as the sun in the in three measures of meal, till kingdom of their Father. Who the whole was leavened.
hath ears to hear, let him hear. 34 All these things spake Jesus 44 Again, the kingdom of
Parable of the hidden Treasure. S. MATTHEW. Herod's opinion of Christ. heaven is like unto treasure hid into his own country, he taught in a field; the which when a them in their synagogue, insoman hath found, he hideth, and much that they were astonishfor joy thereof goeth and sell-ed, and said, Whence hath this eth all that he hath, and buyeth man this wisdom, and these that field.
mighty works? 45 | Again, the kingdom of 55 Is not this the carpenter's heaven is like unto a merchant- son? is not his mother called man seeking goodly pearls : Mary ? and his brethren, James,
46 Who, when he had found and Joses, and Simon, and Juone pearl of great price, went das? and sold all that he had, and 56 And his sisters, are they bought it.
not all with us? Whence then. 47 | Again, the kingdom of hath this man all these things? heaven is like unto a net, that 57 And they were offended in was cast into the sea, and gath- him. But Jesus said unto them, ered of every kind :
A prophet is not without honour, 48 Which, when it was full, save in his own country, and in they drew to shore, and sat down, his own house. and gathered the good into ves- 58 And he did not many sels, but cast the bad away. mighty works there, because of
49 So shall it be at the end of their unbelief. the world: the angels shall come
CHAP. XIV. forth, and sever the wicked from
1 Herod's opinion of Christ. 3 Wherefore John among the just,
Buptist was behcaded. 13 Jesus departeth 50 And shall cast them into into a desert place : 15 where he feedeth five the furnace of fire: there shall
thousand men with five loaves and two fishes :
22 he walketh on the sca to his disciples : 34 be wailing and gnashing of and landing at Gennesaret, healeth the sick by
the touch of the hem of his garment. teeth. 51 Jesus saith
T that time Herod the teHave understood
of the of things? They say unto him, Jesus, Yea, Lord.
2 And said unto his servants, 52 Then said he unto them, This is John the Baptist; he is Therefore every scribe which is risen from the dead; and thereinstructed unto the kingdom of fore mighty works do shew heaven, is like unto a man that forth themselves in him. is an householder, which bring- 3 For Herod had laid hold eth forth out of his treasure on John, and bound him, and things new and old.
put him in prison for Herodias' 53 | And it came to pass, that sake, his brother Philip's wife. when Jesus had finished these 4 For John said unto him, It parables, he departed thence. is not lawful for thee to have 54 And when he was come her.
John Baptist beheaded.
CHAP. XIV. Christ feedeth five thousand. 5 And when he would have the multitude away, that they put him to death, he feared the may go into the villages, and multitude, because they counted buy themselves victuals. him as a prophet.
16 But Jesus said unto them, 6 But when Herod's birth-day They need not depart; give ye was kept, the daughter of He- them to eat. rodias danced before them, and 17 And they say unto him, pleased Herod.
We have here but five loaves, 7 Whereupon he promised and two fishes. with an oath to give her what- 18 He said, Bring them hither soever she would ask.
to me. 8 And she, being before in- 19 And he commanded the structed of her mother, said, multitude to sit down on the Give me here John Baptist's grass, and took the five loaves, heat in a charger.
and the two fishes, and looking 9 And the king was sorry : up to heaven, he blessed, and nevertheless for the oath's sake, brake, and gave the loaves to and them which sat with him his disciples, and the disciples at meat, he commanded it to be to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat, and 10 And he sent, and beheaded were filled : and they took up John in the prison.
of the fragments that remained 11 And his head was brought twelve baskets full. in a charger, and given to the 21 And they that had eaten damsel: and she brought it to were about five thousand men, her mother.
besides women and children. 12 And his disciples came, 22 | And straightway Jesus and took up the body, and constrained his disciples to get buried it, and went and told into a ship, and to go before Jesus.
him unto the other side, while 13 | When Jesus heard of it, he sent the multitudes away. he departed thence by ship into 23 And when he had sent the a desert place apart: and when multitudes away, he went up the people had heard thereof, into a mountain apart to pray: they followed him on foot out and when the evening was come, of the cities.
he was there alone. 14 And Jesus went forth, and 24 But the ship was now in saw a great multitude, and was the midst of the sea, tossed moved with compassion toward with waves : for the wind was them, and he healed their sick. contrary. 15 | And when it was even
25 And in the fourth watch ing, his disciples came to him, of the night Jesus went unto saying, This is a desert place, them, walking on the sea. and the time is now past; send 26 And when the disciples
their oron traditions: 11 teacheth how that
Christ walketh on the sea. S. MATTHEW. The Pharisees reproved. saw him walking on the sea,
CHAP. XV. they were troubled, saying, It 3 Christ reproveth the scribes and Pharisees for
transgressing God's commandments through is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
which goeth into the mouth doch nol de file a
21 He hcaleth the daughter of the 27 But straightway Jesus spake woman of Canaan, 30 and other greai mulunto them, saying, Be of good
titudes : 32 anul with seven loaves and a few
little fishes feedeh four thousand men, beside cheer; it is I; be not afraid. women and children. 28 And Peter answered him THEN came to Jesus scribes
THEN and said, Lord, if it be thou, and Pharisees, which were bid me come unto thee on the of Jerusalem, saying, water.
2 Why do thy disciples trans 29 And he said, Come. And gress the tradition of the elders? when Peter was come down out for they wash not their hands of the ship, he walked on the when they eat bread. water, to go to Jesus.
3 But he answered and said 30 But when he saw the wind unto them, Why do ye also boisterous, he was afraid; and transgress the commandment of beginning to sink, he cried, say God by your tradition? ing, Lord, save me.
4 For God commanded, saying, 31 And immediately Jesus Honour thy father and mother: stretched forth his hand, and and, He that curseth father or caught him, and said unto him, mother, let him die the death. Othou of little faith, where- 5 But ye say, Whosoever shall fore didst thou doubt?
say to his father or his mother, 32 And when they were come It is a gift, by whatsoever thou into the ship, the wind ceased. mightest be profited by me;
33 Then they that were in the 6 And honour not his father ship came and worshipped him, or his mother, he shall be free. saying, Of a truth thou art the Thus have ye made the comSon of God.
mandment of God of none ef34 And when they were fect by your tradition. gone over, they came into the 7 Ye hypocrites, well did Esaland of Gennesaret.
ias prophesy of you, saying, 35 And
when the men of that 8 This people draweth "nigh place had knowledge of him, unto me with their mouth, and they sent out into all that coun- honoureth me with their lips; try round about, and brought but their heart is far from me. unto him all that were diseas- 9 But in vain they do worship ed ;
me, teaching for doctrines the 36 And besought him that commandments of men. they might only touch the hem 10 And he called the mulof his garment: and as many titude, and said unto them, as touched were made perfectly Hear, and understand : whole.
11 Not that which goeth into