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thorns, denoteth those who 30 He said also,“ Whereunto hear the word ; 19 and the may we liken the kingdom of anxious cares of the age, and God? or with what comparison the deceitfulness of riches, and may we compare it? 31 Ii is like the desire of other things en a grain of mustard-seed, which, tering in, choke the word ; and when it is sown in the ground, it becometh unfruitful. 20 And is less than all the seeds that
ound on which some are in the ground. 32 But when grains yielded thirty, some six- it is sown, it shooteth up, and ty, and some a hundred fold, becometh the greatest of all denoteth those who hear the herbs, and spreadeth out great word, and retain it, and produce branches ; so that the fowls of the fruit thereof."
the air can lodge under its sha21 He said also to them, dow." "Is a lamp brought to be 33 And in [many] such paput under a measure, or un- rables he spake the word to der a couch ? and not to be them, as they were capable of set on a light-stand ? 22 For hearing it. 34 But without a there is no secret which is not parable he told them nothing : to be made manifest; nor was and in private he explained all any thing hidden, but that things to his disciples. it should be made public. 23 35 NOW on that day, the If any one have ears to hear, evening being come, he said to let him hear.”
them, “ Let us pass over to the 24 He said also to them, other side.” 36 And having dis“ Consider what ye hear: with missed the multitude, they took what measure ye deal out, it him, as he was, into the vessel. shall be measured to you. 25 And there were with him other For whosoever hath improved, small vessels also. 37 And a to him shall be given : and great storm of wind arose: and whosoever hath not improved, the waves beat into the ship, so from him shall be taken, even that it was now filled with water. that which he hath."
38. And he was in the stern, 26 He said also, “ So is the asleep on a pillow: and they kingdom of God, as if a man awoke him, saying, “Teacher, should cast seed into the carest thou not that we perish?" ground; 27 and should sleep by 39 Then arising; he rebuked night, and rise by day; and the the wind, and said to the sea, seed should spring up and “Peace, be still.” And the grow, he knoweth not how. wind ceased, and there was a 28 (For the earth bringeth forth great calm. 40 And he said to fruit of itself; first the blade, them, “ Why are ye so fearful? then the ear, then the full corn how is it that ye have not faith ?” in the ear.) 29 But when the 41 And they feared greatly, and grain appeareth, immediately said one to another, “Who is he putteth in the sickle, be- I this, that even the wind and the cause the harvest is come.”
sea obey him ?"
Ch. V. 1 Then they passed, ter into them.” 13 And immeover to the other side of the diately [Jesus] gave them leave. sea, into the country of the And the impure spirits went Gadarenes. 2 And as he went out, and entered into the swine: out of the ship, immediately, and the herd ran violently down there met him, out of the a steep place, into the sea, tombs, a man with an impure ([now they were] about two spirit,* 3 who had his dwelling thousand,) and were drowned among the tombs ; and no man in the sea. 14 And those who was able to bind him, not even kept them fled, and told it in with chains; 4 for he had been the city, and in the country. often bound with fetters and And the people went out to see chains, and the chains had been what had been done. 15 And rent asunder by him, and the they came to Jesus; and saw fetters broken : nor was any the demoniac, [who had the le. man able to tame him. 5 And gion,] sitting, [and] clothed, he was always, night and day, and in his right mind : and in the tombs, and in the moun- they were afraid. 16 And those tains, crying out, and cutting who saw it, told them how it himself with stones. • But see- had befallen the demoniac ; and ing Jesus afar off, he ran and also concerning the swine. 17 did him obeisance ; 7 and cried And they began to entreat him out with a loud voice, and said, to depart out of their borders. “ What hast thou to do with 18 And on his entering into me, Jesus, Son of the most high the ship, he who had been posGod? I adjure thee, by God, sessed, besought Jesus that he that thou torment me not.” 8 might be with him : 19 yet he (For Jesus had said to him, suffered him not; but said to him “ Come out of the man, thou“ Go home to thy friends, and impure spirit.")
tell them what great things the 9 Then he asked him, Lord hath done for thee, and 6 What is thy name?” And he that he hath had pity on thee.” replied « My name is Legion ; 20 And he departed, and be. for we are many.” 10 And he gan to publish in Decapolis besought him greatly, that he what great things Jesus had would not send them away, out done for him : and all were of the country.
11 Now a amazed. [great] herd of swine was feed 21 And Jesus having again ing there, [toward the moun- passed over, in the ship, to the tain.] 12 And [the demons] be- other side, a great crowd gasought him, saying, “Send us thered around him, while he was into the swine, that we may en on the shore. 22 And, [lo !]
* This man was raving mad, and imagined himself possessed by a legion of demons, whose organ he was compelled to be. When healed, he is said, ver. 15, to be in his right mind ; which implies that his disorder was insanity. See Farmer on Dem. p. 100.
there came one of the rulers of " Daughter, thy faith hath resthe synagogue, [named Jairus; tored thee: go in peace, and and seeing him, he fell down at be freed from thy disease.” his feet, 23 and besought him
m 35 While he yet spake, nesgreatly, saying, “ My little sengers came from the ruler of daughter lieth at the point of the synagogue's house, saying, death : I pray that thou wouldst" Thy daughter is dead : why come and put thine hands on troublest thou the Teacher, any her, that she may be cured, and further p" 36 But Jesus, hearing she will live.” 24 And he went this message delivered, [immewith him ; and a great multi- diately] said to the ruler of the tude followed him, and crowd- synagogue,
« Be not afraid ; ed upon him.
only believe.” 37 And he suf25 And a [certain] woman, fered no one to follow him, but having an issue of blood twelve Peter, and James, and John the years, 26 who had suffered many brother of James. 38 And havthings of many physicians, and ing come to the house of the had spent all she had, and was ruler of the synagogue, and in no degree relieved, but, on perceiving a tumult, and the the contrary, had become worse, people weeping and wailing im27 having heard of Jesus, came moderately, 39 he said to them in the crowd, behind him, and as he entered, “Why do ye touched his mantle. 28 (For weep and make a tumult? the she said, “If I may but touch child is not dead, but sleepeth." his clothes, I shall be healed.") 40 And they derided him. But 29 And immediately, the foun- having sent them all out, he took tain of her blood was dried up; the father and the mother of the and she knew, in her body, that child, and those who were with she was cured of that disease. him, and entered in where the
30 And Jesus immediately child was. knew, in himself, the power 41 And having taken the child which had proceeded from him, by the hand, he said to her, “Taand turning about in the crowd, litha cumi ;” which is, being said, 66 Who touched my interpreted, “ Damsel," (I say clothes?” 31 And his disci- to thee) “ arise.” 42 And imples said to him, “ Thou seest mediately, the damsel arose the crowd thronging thee; and and walked: for she was twelve sayest thou, Who touched years old. And they were ex
32 And he looked ceedingly astonished. 43 And round about, to see her who he charged them, strictly, that had done this thing. 33 But the no one should know it; and woman, fearing and trembling, ordered something to be given knowing what had been done her to eat. in her, came and fell down be CH. VI. 1 AND he went out fore him, and told him all the thence, and came to his own truth. 34 And he said to her, I country, accompanied by his dis.
ciples 2And it being the sabbath, part from that place. 11 And he began to teach in the syna- whosoever shall not receive gogue: and many hearing, were you, nor hear you,
de. astonished, saying “ Whence part from that place, shake off hath this man these things ? and the dust under your feet, for a what wisdom is this which hath | testimony against them.” 12 And been given to him? and how is it, having departed, they preached that such miracles are wrought to the people, that they should by his hands ? 3 Is not this the reform : 13 and they cast out carpenter, the son of Mary; many demons, and also cured and the brother of James, and of many that were sick, anointing Joses, and of Judah, and of Si- them with oil. mon ? and are not his sisters 14 And king Herod heard of here with us?” And they were him, (for his name had become confounded* at him.
famous, and said, “John the 4 But Jesus said to them, Baptist is risen from the dead; “ A prophet is not without hon- and, therefore, miracles our, except in his own country, wrought by him.” 15 Others and among his own kindred, said, “ He is Elijah.” And and in his own house.” 5 And others said, “ He is a prophet; he could do no miracle there, or as one of the prophets.' except curing a few sick, by 16 But Herod hearing it, said, laying his hands upon them. 61“ It is [John] whom I beheadAnd he wondered at their un-ed: he is risen from the dead." belief.
17 For this Herod had sent and 7 And he went through the seized John, and had bound him neighbouring villages, teaching. in prison, because of Herodias, And having called to him the his brother Philip's wife, whom twelve, he began to send them he had married. 18 For John forth, by two and two ; and gave had said to Herod, “ It is not them power over impure spirits; lawful for thee to have thy bro8 and commanded them, that ther's wife.” 19 Herodias they should take nothing for therefore, was greatly incensed their journey, except only, a against him, and would have staff; no bag, no bread, no killed him ; but could not. 20 money in their girdle; 9 but to For Herod respected John, be shod with sandals : and not knowing him to be a righteous to put on two coats.
and holy man, and protected 10 And he said to them, “In him; and having heard him, did what place soever ye enter into many things, and heard him a house, there remain, till ye de- with pleasure.
* Gr. “scandalized.” Thomson, “ stumbled.” Wakefield,“ revolted.” Scarlett, 5 took offence,” &c. q. d. “ they were prejudiced against him.” The Greek word oxardaniw, is from oxavdanov, which signifies, “properly, that piece of wood in a mouse trap, or pit for wild beasts, which, being trodden upon by them, makes them fall into the trap or pit.” In the N. T. these words are used only figuratively. See Parkhurst.
21 And a fit day having arri-desert place, and rest a short ved, when Herod, on his birth- time:" for many were coming day, made a supper for his great and going, and they had not leimen, and commanders, and sure even to eat. 32 And they chiefs of Galilee; 22 and the returned to a solitary place, by daughter of this Herodias hav- ship, privately. 33 But many ing entered in, and danced, and saw them departing, and knew pleased Herod and his guests; him; and they ran by land out the king said to the damsel, of all the cities, and came thi" Ask of me whatsoever thou ther. wilt, and I will give it thee." 34 And Jesus went out of the 23 And he sware unto her, ship, and saw a great multitude, 6 Whatsoever thou shalt ask and was moved with compas[of me,] I will give it thee, to sion towards them, because they the half of my kingdom.” 24 were as sheep not having a And she went out, and said to shepherd; and he began to teach her mother, “What shall I them many things. 35 And the ask ?" And she said, " The day being now far spent, his head of John the Baptist.” 25 disciples came to him, saying, And coming in [immediately] “This is a desert place, and with haste, to the king, she ask- the day is now far spent. 36 Send ed, saying, “I will that thou them away, that they may go straightway give me, in a basin, into the country and villages the head of John the Baptist.” round about, and buy for them
26 And the king was much selves bread: for they have grieved; yet, because of his nothing to eat.” 37 But he anoaths, and of his guests, he swering, said to them, “ Give would not reject her. 27 And ye them to eat.” And they immediately, the king sent an said to him, “ Shall we go and executioner, and commanded give two hundred denarii for his head to be brought: accord-bread, and give them to eat ?" ingly, he went and beheaded him 38 Then he said to them, in the prison, 28 and brought "How many loaves have ye? his head in a basin, and gave it go [and] see.” And having asto the damsel: and the damsel certained, they said, “ Five, and gave it to her mother. 29 And two fishes." 39 And he comhis disciples hearing of this, manded them to make all the came and took up his corpse, multitude place themselves in and laid it in a tomb.
divisions, upon the green grass. 30 Now the apostles assem- 40 And they placed themselves bled themselves together a- in rows; by hundreds and by round Jesus; and told him all fifties. 41 And taking the five things, [both] what they had loaves and the two fishes, he done, and what they had taught. looked up to heaven, blessed 31 And he said to them,“Come God, and brake the loaves, and ye yourselves, privately, to a gave them to his disciples that