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And one of the Pharisees (k) defired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee's 37 house, and sat down to meat. And behold, a

woman in the city, which was a finner, when the

knew that Jesus fat at meat in the Pharisee's house, 38 brought an alabafter-box of ointment, And stood

at his (1) feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the

hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed 39 them with the ointment (m). Now when the Pha

risee which had bidden him, saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who, and what manner of wo

inan, this is that toucheth him : for she is a sinner, 40 And Jesus answering, said unto him, Simon, I have

somewhat to say unto thee. And he faith, Master, 41 say on.

There was a certain creditor, which had two debtors : the one owed five hundred pence, and 42 the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay,

he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, 43 which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose that he to whom he for

And he said unto hiin, Thou hast 44 rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and

faid unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered

gave moit.

(k) Whose name was Simon. See Verse 40.

(?) The Jews did not fit on chairs at their meals, but lay along on their side upon couches; and as they first took off their íhoes, and wore no stockings, their feet were bare, and either resed on the couch, or hung down backward a little beyond the edge of it; and in either of these positions a person ftanding behind, and leaning a little forward, might easily handle them. See John xiii. 23.

(m) This anointing appears in several respects to differ from that which is related by the other Evangelists. That was done by Mary, an excellent holy woman; this by one who had been notorious for her bad life. That was at Bethany, and this in Galilee. That

gave occasion to our Lord's vindication and praise of the woman; whereas here he reproves his host for disrespect. See Matt. xxvi. Mark xiv. John xii.

into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my

feet : but she hath washed my feet with tears, and 45 wiped them with the hairs of her head, Thou

gavest me no (12) kiss : but this woman, since the time I came in, hath not ceased to kiss


feet. 46 Mine head with oil thou didft not anoint: but this

woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her fins, which are

many, are forgiven for the loved much : but to 48 whom little is forgiven, the fame loveth little. And 49 he said unto her, Thy fins are forgiven. And they

that fat at meat with him, began to say within

themselves, Who is this that forgiveth fins also ? 50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved

thee; go in peace (0).

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ND it came to pass afterward, that he went

throughout every city and village, preaching, and shewing the glad (a) tidings of the kingdom of God: 2 and the twelve were with him ;. And certain wonen

which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmi

ties, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went 3 feven devils, And Joanna the wife of Chuza He

rod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which

ministered unto him of their substance. 4

And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake 5 by a parable: A lower went out to low his feed :

and as he sowed, some fell by the way-side, and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air de

(n) See Matt. xxvi. 49. Note.

(o) This woman approacheth Christ with deep contrition for her fins, and in full assurance of faith in him; and is therefore prou nounced to be in a state of salvation. (a) The glad tidings of the gospel covenant. See Matt. iii. 2. 5

6 voured

6 voured it. And some fell upon a rock, and as soon

as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it 7 lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns, and 8 the thorns {prang up with it, and choked it. And

other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundred fold. And when he had said

these things, he cried, (b) He that hath ears to ear, 9

let him hear. And his disciples asked him, saying, 10 What might this parable be? And he said, Unto

you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables ; that (c) seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not un

derstand. Now the parable is this: The feed is 12 the word of God. Those by the way-fide, are they

that hear : then cometh the devil, and taketh away

the word out of their hearts, left they should believe 13 and be saved. They on the rock, are they, which

when they hear, receive the word with joy; and

these have no root, which for a while believe, and 14 in time of temptation fall away. And that which

fell among thorns, are they, which when they have heard, go forth and are choked with cares and

riches, and pleafures of this life, and bring no fruit 15 to perfection. But that on the good ground, are

they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with

patience. 26 No man when he hath lighted a candle, cover

eth it with a (d) vessel, or putteth it under a bed :

(6) See Matt. xi. 15.

(c) Because though they fee, they will not attend, and though they hear, they will not be convinced. See Miatt. xii. 14. Note:

d) As every ihing in common life is to be put to its proper use, fo is my doctrine, which I have now explained, that'you may profit the better by it. For the ule of hearing and reading the word of God is to improve by what we learn; and if our hearts and lives be not improved thereby, we shall be condemned for neglecting the opporuiities which God is pleased to afford us for thaž purpose.




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but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter 17 in may see the light. For nothing is secret, that

shall not be made manifest : neither any thing hid, 18 that shall not be known and come abroad. Take

heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath,
to hiin shall be given; and whosoever hath not,
from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth

to have
19 Then came to him his mother and his (e) bre-
26 thren, and could not come at him for the press. And

it was told hun by certain, which faid, Thy mother

and thy brethren Itand without, defiring to see thee. 21 And he answered and said unto them (S), My mother

and my brethren are these which hear the word of
God, and do it are the

Now it came to pass on a certain day,
went into a fhip with his disciples, and he said unto

them, Let us go over unto the other side of the 23 lake. And they launched forth. But as they failed,

he fell asleep and there came down a form of

wind on the lake, and they were filled with water, 24 and were in jeopardy. And they came to him,

and awoke hiin, saying, Master, master, we perifh.
Then he arose, and rebuked the wind, and the

raging of the water and they ceased, and there 25 was a calm. And he faid, unto them, Where is

your faith And they being afraid, wondered, faying
one to another, What manner of mon is this for
he commandech even the winds and water, and they
obey him.

And they arrived at the country of the Gada-
27 renes, which is over against Galilee. And when

he went forth to land, there met him out of the
city, a certain man which had devils long time,
and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house,

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28 but in the tombs. When he saw Jefus, he cried

out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus,

thou son of God most High? I befeech thcetor29 ment me not. (For he had commanded the unclean

spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him and he was kept bound with chains,

and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was 30 driven of the devil into the wilderness.) And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said,

(8) Legion because many devils were entered into 31 him. And they befought him that he would not

command them to go out into the deep: And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain : and they besought him that he would fuffer them to enter into (b) them. And he suffered them. Then went the devils" out of the man, and entered into the swine; and the herd ran'violently

down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. 34 When they that fed them faw what was done, they

Aed, and went and told it in the city and in the 35 country. Then they went out to fee what was

done, and came to Jesus, and found the man out st of whom the devils were departed, fitting at the feet 90% of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they 36 were afraid. They also which faw it, told them

by what means he that was postesled of the devils,

was healed. 37 34 L. Then the whole multitude of the country of the

Gadarenes round about, (i) befought him to depart

from them; for they were taken with great fear : 11. Mand he went up into the ship, and returned back 38 again. Now the man out of whom the devils were

departed, besought him that he might be with him : soft sids (8) See Matt. xxvi. 53. Note. (h) See Matt, viii. 32. Note. 6) See Chap. V. 8. Note,

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