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Of blasphemy against MATTHEW,

the Holy Ghost. whom my soul is well pleased :/ 29 Or else, how can one enter I will put my Spirit upon him, into a strong man's house, and and he shall shew judgment to spoil his goods, except he first the Gentiles.

bind the strong man? and then 19 He shall not strive, nor he will spoil his house. cry; neither shall any man hear 30 He that is not with me, is his voice in the streets against me; and he that gather

20 A bruised reed shall he eth not with me, scattereth not break, and smoking flax abroad. shall he not quench, till he send 31 | Wherefore I say unto forth judgment unto victory. you, All manner of sin and

21 And in his name shall the blasphemy shall be forgiven Gentiles trust.

unto men: but the blasphemy 22 Then was brought unto against the Holy Ghost shall not him one possessed with a devil, be forgiven unto men. blind and dumb; and he healed 32 And whosoever speaketh him, insomuch that the blind a word against the Son of man, and dumb both spake and saw. it shall be forgiven him: but

23 And all the people were whosoever speaketh against the amazed, and said, Is not this Holy Ghost, it shall not be the son of David ?

forgiven him, neither in this 24 But when the Pharisees world, neither in the world to heard it, they said, This fellow come. doth not cast out devils, but by 33 Either make the tree good, Beelzebub the prince of the and his fruit good; or else make devils.

the tree corrupt, and his fruit 25 And Jesus knew their corrupt: for the tree is known thoughts, and said unto them, by his fruit. Every kingdom divided against 34 0 generation of vipers, itself, is brought to desolation; how can ye, being evil, speak and every city or house divided good things ? for out of the against itself, shall not stand. abundance of the heart, the

26 And if Satan cast out mouth speaketh. Satan, he is divided against 35 A good man, out of the himself; how shall then his good treasure of the heart, bringkingdom stand ?

eth forth good things: and an 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast evil man, out of the evil treasure, out devils, by whon do your bringeth forth evil things. children cast them out there- 36 But I say unto you, That fore they shall be your judges. every idle word that men shall

28 But if I cast out devils by speak, they shall give account the Spirit of God, then the king- thereof in the day of judgment, dom of God is come unto you. 37 For by thy words thou

The sign of Jonas.

CHAP. XII. Who are Christ's brethren. shalt be justified, and by thy self, and they enter in and dwell words thou shalt be condemned. there : and the last state of that

38 | Then certain of the man is worse than the first. scribes and of the Pharisees Even so shall it be also unto answered, saying, Master, we this wicked generation. would see a sign from thee. 46 T While he yet talked to

39 But he answered and said the people, behold, his mother to them, An evil and adulterous and his brethren stood without, generation seeketh after a sign, desiring to speak with him. and there shall no sign be given 47 Then one said unto him, to it, but the sign of the prophet Behold, thy mother and thy Jonas.

brethren stand without, desir40 For as Jonas was three ing to speak with thee. days and three nights in the 48 But he answered and said whale's belly : so shall the Son unto him that told him, Who of man be three days and three is my mother? and who are my nights in the heart of the earth. brethren?

41 The men of Nineveh shall 49 And he stretched forth rise in judgment with this gene- his hand toward his disciples, ration, and shall condemn it: and said, Behold my mother because they repented at the and my brethren! preaching of Jonas; and behold, 50 For whosoever shall do a greater than Jonas is here. the will of my Father which is

42 The queen of the south in heaven, the same is my broshall rise up in the judgment ther, and sister, and mother. with this generation, and shall

CHAP. XIII. condemn it: for she came from Of the sower and the seed. the uttermost parts of the earth THE same day went Jesus to hear the wisdom of Solomon; 1 out of the house, and sat and behold, a greater than So- by the sea-side... lomon is here.

2 And great multitudes were 43 When the unclean spirit gathered together unto him, so is gone out of a man, he walketh that he went into a ship, and through dry places, seeking sat; and the whole multitude rest, and findeth none.. stood on the shore.

44 Then he saith, I will re- 3 And he spake many things turn into my house from whence unto them in parables, saying, I came out; and when he is Behold, a sower went forth to come, he findeth it empty, swept, sow; and garnished.

4 And when he sowed, some 45 Then goeth he, and ta- seeds fell by the way-side, and keth with himself seven other the fowls came and devoured spirits more wicked than him- them up :

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Of blasphemy against MATTHEW,

the Holy Ghost. whom my soul is well pleased :/ 29 Or else, how can one enter I will put my Spirit upon him, into a strong man's house, and and he shall shew judgment to spoil his goods, except he first the Gentiles.

bind the strong man? and then 19 He shall not strive, nor he will spoil his house. cry; neither shall any man hear 30 He that is not with me, is his voice in the streets. against me; and he that gather

20 A bruised reed shall he eth not with me, scattereth not break, and smoking flax abroad. shall he not quench, till he send 31 | Wherefore I say unto forth judgment unto victory. you, All manner of sin and

21 And in his name shall the blasphemy shall be forgiven Gentiles trust.

unto men: but the blasphemy 22 Then was brought unto against the Holy Ghost shall not him one possessed with a devil, be forgiven unto men. blind and dumb; and he healed 32 And whosoever speaketh him, insomuch that the blind a word against the Son of man, and dumb both spake and saw. it shall be forgiven him: but

23 And all the people were whosoever speaketh against the amazed, and said, Is not this Holy Ghost, it shall not be the son of David ?

· forgiven him, neither in this 24 But when the Pharisees world, neither in the world to heard it, they said, This fellow come. doth not cast out devils, but by 33 Either make the tree good, Beelzebub the prince of the and his fruit good; or else make devils.

the tree corrupt, and his fruit 25 And Jesus knew their corrupt: for the tree is known thoughts, and said unto them, by his fruit. Every kingdom divided against 34 O generation of vipers, itself, is brought to desolation; how can ye, being evil, speak and every city or house divided good things ? for out of the against itself, shall not stand. abundance of the heart, the

26 And if Satan cast out mouth speaketh. Satan, he is divided against 35 A good man, out of the himself; how shall then his good treasure of the heart, bringkingdom stand ?

eth forth good things: and an 27 And if I by Beelzebub cast evil man, out of the evil treasure, out devils, by whom do your bringeth forth evil things. children cast them out there- 36 But I say unto you, That fore they shall be your judges. every idle word that men shall

28 But if I cast out devils by speak, they shall give account the Spirit of God, then the king- thereof in the day of judgment. dom of God is come unto you. 37 For by thy words thou

The sign of Jonas.

CHAP. XIII. Who are Christ's brethren. shalt be justified, and by thy self, and they enter in and dwell words thou shalt be condemned. there : and the last state of that

38 | Then certain of the man is worse than the first. scribes and of the Pharisees Even so shall it be also unto answered, saying, Master, we this wicked generation. would see a sign from thee. 46 T While he yet talked to

39 But he answered and said the people, behold, his mother to them, An evil and adulterous and his brethren stood without, generation seeketh after a sign, desiring to speak with him. and there shall no sign be given 47 Then one said unto him, to it, but the sign of the prophet Behold, thy mother and thy Jonas.

brethren stand without, desir40 For as Jonas was threeing to speak with thee. days and three nights in the 48 But he answered and said whale's belly : so shall the Son unto him that told him, Who of man be three days and three is my mother? and who are my nights in the heart of the 'earth. brethren ?

41 The men of Nineveh shall 49 And he stretched forth rise in judgment with this gene- his hand toward his disciples, ration, and shall condemn it: and said, Behold my mother because they repented at the and my brethren! preaching of Jonas; and behold, 50 For whosoever shall do a greater than Jonas is here. the will of my Father which is

42 The queen of the south in heaven, the same is my broshall rise up in the judgment ther, and sister, and mother. with this generation, and shall

CHAP. XIIJ. condemn it: for she came from Of the sower and the seed. the uttermost parts of the earth THE same day went Jesus to hear the wisdom of Solomon; 1 out of the house, and sat and behold, a greater than So- by the sea-side. , lomon is here.

2 And great multitudes were 43 When the unclean spirit gathered together unto him, so is gone out of a man, he walketh that he went into a ship, and through dry places, seeking sat; and the whole multitude rest, and findeth none.. stood on the shore.

44 Then he saith, I will re- 3 And he spake many things turn into my house from whence unto them in parables, saying, I came out; and when he is Behold, a sower went forth to come, he findeth it empty, swept, sow; and garnished.

14 And when he sowed, some 45 Then goeth he, and ta- seeds fell by the way-side, and keth with himself seven other the fowls came and devoured spirits more wicked than him-/them up :

· Parable of the sower, MATTHEW,

and its exposition. 5 Some fell upon stony places, waxed gross, and their ears are where they had not much earth: dull of hearing, and their eyes and forthwith they sprung up, they have closed ; lest at any because they had not deepness time they should see with their of earth:

leyes, and hear with their ears, 6 And when the sun was up, and should understand with they were scorched; and be- their heart, and should be concause they had no root, they verted, and I should heal them. withered away.

T 16 But blessed are your eyes, 7 And some fell among thorns; for they see : and your ears, for and the thorns sprung up, and they hear. choked them:

17 For, verily, I say unto you, 8 But other fell into good That many prophets and rightground, and brought forth fruit. eous men have desired to see some a hundred-fold, some those things which ye see, and sixty-fold, some thirty-fold. have not seen them; and to hear

9 Who hath ears to hear, let those things which ye hear, and him hear.

have not heard them. 10 And the disciples came, 18 | Hear ye therefore the and said unto him, Why speak- parable of the sower. est thou unto them in parables: 19 When any one heareth

11 He answered and said uw- the word of the kingdom, and to them, Because it is given un- understandeth it not, then comto you to know the mysteries of eth the wicked one, and catchthe kingdom of heaven, but to eth away that which was sown them it is not given.

Jin his heart. This is he which 12 For whosoever hath, to received seed by the way. him shall be given, and he shall side. have more abundance: but who- 20 But he that received the soever hath not, from him shall seed into stony places, the same be taken away even that he hath. is he that heareth the word, and

13 Therefore speak I to them anon with joy receiveth it; in parables : because they see-l 21 Yet hath he not root in ing, see not; and hearing, they himself, but dureth for a while : hear not; neither do they un- for when tribulation or persecuderstand.

tion ariseth because of the word, 14 And in them is fulfilled by and by he is offended. the prophecy of Esaias, which 22 He also that received seed saith, By hearing ye shall hear, among the thorus is he that and shall not understand; and heareth the word; and the care seeing ye shall see, and shall of this world, and the deceitfulnot perceive:

Iness of riches choke the word, 15 For this people's heart is and he becometh unfruitful.

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