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14 Then the disciples of John' came to him,

saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast of 15 ten, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said

unto them, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bride

groom shall be taken from them, and then shall 16 they fast. No man putteth a piece of new

cloth unto an old garment : for that which is

put in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, 17 and the rent is made worse. * Neither do men

put new wine into old bottles: else the bot. tles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish : but they put new wine into new

bottles, and both are preserved. * 18 While he spake these things unto them, be

hold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead : :

but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she 19 shall live. And Jesus arose, and followed

him, and so did his disciples.' 20 (And behold, a woman, which was diseased

with an issue of blood twelve years, came be

hind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch 22 his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turn

ed him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath

made thee whole. And the woman was made 23 whole from that hour.) And when Jesus came

* In these verses, Christ recommends consistency of con. duct-that it was sometimes proper to rejoice, and at other times there was less reason for it, &c. &c.

into the ruler's house, and saw the servants, 24 and the people making a noise, he said unto

them, Give place: for the maid is not dead,

but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 25 But when the people were put forth, he went

in, and took her by the hand, and the maid 26 arose. And the fame of this miracle went

abroad into all that land. 27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind

men followed him, crying and saying, Thou son 28 of David, have mercy on us.* . And when he

was come into the house, the blind men came to him : and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye

that I am able to do this? They said unto him, 29 Yea, Lord. Then he touched their eyes, saying, 30 According to your faith be it unto you. Aud

their eyes were opened; and Jesus strictly

charged them, saying, See that no man know 31 it. But when they were departed, they spread

abroad his fame in all that country. 32 As they went out, behold, they brought to

to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb

spake; and the multitudes marvelled, saying, 34 It was never so seen in Israel. But the Phar

isees said, † He casteth out the devils through 35 the prince of the devils. And Jesus went

about all the cities and villages, teaching in their

synagogues, and preaching the gospel of Sce chap. i. rer. 1. The Jews expectel Christ would spring from the stock of David, and they called him the Son of David-that was one of his titles.

† A proof of their wilful and determined opposition to Christ--for the idea implies a palpable absurdity.

the kingdom of heaven,* and healing every

sickness and every disease among the people. 36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was

moved with compassion on them, because

they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as 37 sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he

unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plen38 teous, but the laborers are few. Pray ye

therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth laborers into his harvest.


1 AND when he had called unto him his

twelve disciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits,t to cast them out, and to heal

all manner of sickness, and all manner of dis2 ease. Now the names of the twelve apostles

are these : The first Simon, who is called Pe.

ter, and Andrew his brother; James the son 3 of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and

Bartholomew ; Thomas, and Matthew the

publican ; James the son of Alpheus, and 4 Lebbeus, whose surname was Thaddeus : Si.

mon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who 5 also betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent

forth, and coinmanded them, saying, Go not

• A new and spiritual kingdom.
+ That is, evil spirits or persons possessed.

| For an account of the twelve apostles, see appendix at the end of the volume.

into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city 6 of the Samaritans enter ye not. But go rather 7 to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. And

as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of 8 heavent is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the

lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils : freely 9 ye have received, freely give. Provide neither

gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses ; 10 nor scrip for your journey, neither two

coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves; (for the il workman is worthy of his meat.) And into

whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire

who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go 12 thence. And when ye come into an house, 13 salute it. And if the house be worthy, let

your peace come upon it: but if it be not 14 worthy, let your perice return to you. And

whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your

words, when ye depart out of that house, or 15 city, shake off the dust of your feet. Verily,


say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah, in the day

of judgment, thian for that city. 16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the

midst of wolves : be ye therefore wise as ser17 pents, and harmless as doves. But beware of

men : for they will deliver you up to the

councils, and they will scourge you in their 18 synagogues. And ye sliall be brought before

governors and kings for my sake, for a testi19 mony against them and the gentiles. But

when they deliver you up, take no thought

That is, the kingdom of the Messiah.


how or what ye shall speak : for it shall be

given you in that same hour what ye shall 20 speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the

Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.* 21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother

to death, and the father the child; and the

children shall rise up against their parents, and 22 cause them to be put to death. And ye shall

be hated of all men for my name's "sake: but

he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye

into another. For verily I say unto yoll,

shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, 24 till the Son of man be come.t

The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above 25 his Lord. It is enough for the disciple that

he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the

house Beelzebub, how much more shall they 26 call them of his household ? Fear them not

therefore : for there is nothing covered, that

shall not be revealed ; and hid, that shall not 27 be known. What I tell you in darkness, that

speak ye in light : and what ye hear in the car, 28 that preach ye upon the house-tops. And

fear not them who kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul : but rather fear him who

is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing ? and

• Evidently extraordinary assistance and direction as apostles.

† Alluding to his judgments upon Jerusalem; particularly its destruction by the Romans. See chap. xvi. 28, xxiv. 3. 14.

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