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1 dumb devil Chap. xi.

cast out. my children are with me in Beelzebub, the chief of the bed; I cannot rise and give devils. thee.

16 And others, tempting 8 I say unto you, Though him, sought of him a sign from he will not rise and give him heaven. because he is his friend ; yet 17 But he, knowing their because of his importunity b thoughts, said unto them, Evehe will rise and give him as ry kingdom divided against itmany as he needeth.

self is brought to desolation; 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and a house divided against a and it shall be given you; seek, house falleth. and ye shall find; knock, and 18 If Satan also be divided it shall be opened unto you.

against himself, how shall his 10 For every one that ask. kingdom stand ? because ye eth receiveth; and he that say that I cast out devils seeketh, findeth ; and to him through Beelzebub. that knocketh, it shall be open-, 19 And if I by Beelzebub

cast out devils, by whom do 11 If a son shall ask bread your sons cast them out ? thereof any of you that is a father, fore shall they be your judges. will he give him a stone ? or,

20 But if I with the finger if he ask a fish, will he for a of God cast out devils, no doubt fish give him a serpent ? the kingdom of God is come

12 Or, if he shall ask an upon you, eşs,

will he offer him a scor 21 When a strong man armpion ?

ed keepeth his palace, his 13 If ye then, being evil, know goods are in peace : how to give good gifts unto 22 But when a stronger than your children; how much he shall come upon him, and more shall your heavenly Fa overcome him, he taketh from ther give the Holy Spirit to him all his armour wherein he them that ask him ?

trusted, & divideth his spoils. 14 | And he was casting

23 He that is not with me out a devil, and it was dumb.c is against me; and he that gaAnd it came to pass, when the thereth not with me scattereth. devil was gone out the dumb 24 When the unclean spiritd spake; and the people won


gone out of a man, he walkdered.

eth through dry places, seek15 But some of them said, ing rest; and, finding none, he He casteth out devils through saith, I will return unto my

house whence I came out. 6 Importunity. Incessant solicitation or asking.

c And it was dumb, which caused d When the unclean spirit, &See dumbness.

Matt. xii. 43.

Christ preacheth, S. Luke. and reprehendeth

25 And when he cometh he the preaching of Jonas; and, findeth it swept and garnished. behold, a greater than Jonas is

26 Then goeth he, and tak- here. eth to him seven other spirits 33 No man, when he hath more wicked than himself; & lighted a candle, putteth it in a they enter in, and dwell there; secret place, neither under a and the last state of that man bushel, but on a candlestick, is worse than the first.

that they which come in may 27 4 And it came to pass, as see the light he spake these things, a cer 34 The light of the body is tain woman of the company

the eye; therefore when thine lifted up her voice, and said eye is single, f thy whole body unto him, Blessed is the womb also is full of light; but when that bare thee, and the paps thine eye is evil,g thy body also which thou hast sucked. is full of darkness.

28 But he said, Yea, rather, 35 Take heed, therefore, blessed are they that hear the that the light which is in thee word of God, and keep it.

be not darkness. 29 1 And, when the people 36 If thy whole body, therewere gathered thick together, fore, be full of light, having no he began to say, This is an evil part dark, the whole shall be generation; they seek a sign; full of light, as when the bright and there skall no sign be give shining of a candle doth give en it, but the sign of Jonas the

thee light. prophet.

37 And, as he spake, a 30 For as Jonas was a sign certain Pharisee besought him unto the Ninevites, so shall to dine with him; and he went also the Son of man be to this in, and sat down to meat. generation.

38 And when the Pharisee 31 The

of the south e

saw it, he marvelled that he shall rise up in the judgment had not first washed before with the men of this


dinner. tion, and condemn them; for 39 And the Lord said unto she came from the utmost parts him, Now do ye Pharisees of the earth to hear the wisdom make clean the outside of the of Solomon; and, behold, a cup and the platter; but your greater than Solomon is here. inward partħ is full of raven

32 The men of Nineve shall ing and wickedness. rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall con

f If thine eye be sound. See Matt. demn it; for they repented at

g If thine eye be disordered. See

Matt. vi. 23. e The queen of the south. In the Old b But ye are inwardly full of vioTestament, Sheba

lence and wickedness.

Vi. 22.

unto you.


the Pharisees

Chap. xi. xii.

and the lawyers. 40 Ye fuols! did not he that them, and ye

build their sepulmade that, which is without, chres. make that which is within also? 49 Therefore also said the

41 But rather give alms of wisdom of God, I will send such things as ye have; and, them prophets and apostles, behold, all things are clean and some of them they shall

slay and persecute; 42 But wo unto Phari 50 That the blood of all the sees! for ye tithe i mint, and prophets, which was shed from rue, and all manner of herbs, the foundation of the world, and pass over judgment & the may be required of this genelove of God; these ought ye ration; to have done, and not to leave 51 From the blood of Abel, the ot!ier undone.

unto the blood of Zacharias, 43 Wo unto you, Pharisees! which perished between the for ye love the uppermost seats altar and the temple; verily I in the synagogues, and greet- say unto you, It shall be reings in the markets.j

quired of this generation. 44 Wo unto you, scribes and 52 Wo unto you, lawyers ! Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye for ye have taken away the are as graves which appear key of knowledge ;k ye enternot, & the men that walk over ed not in yourselves, and them them are not aware of them. that were entered in ye hin

45 Then answered one of dered. the lawyers, and said unto 53 And as he said these him, Master, thus saying thou things unto them, the scribes & reproachest us also.

the Pharisees began to urge 46 And he said, Wo unto him vehemently, & to provoke you also, ye lawyers ! for ye him to speak of many things; lade men with burdens grievous 54 Laying wait for him, and to be borne, and ye yourselves seeking to catch something out touch not the burdens with one of his mouth, that they might of your fingers.

accuse him. 47 Wo unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the

CHAP. XII. prophets, & your fathers killed 1 To avoid hypocrisy. 13 To them.

beware of covetousness. 42 48 Truly ye bear witness, The faithful f-wise steward. that

allow the deeds of

your IN the mean time, when fathers; for they indeed killed there were gathered together

k re have taken away the key of i Tithe. See Matt. xxiii. 16. knowledge by taking upon you to be į Greetings in the market. See Malt: the only interpreters of the law or


xxiij, 7.


Cautions against

S. Luke.

hypocrisy, 8c. an innumerable multitude of 10 And whosoever shall people, insomuch that they speak a word against the Son trode one upon another, he be- of man, it shall be forgiven gan to say unto his disciples him; but unto him that blasfirst of all, Beware ye of the phemeth against the Holy leaven of the Pharisees, which Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. is hypocrisy.

11 And when they bring you 2 For there is nothing cov unto the synagogues, and unto ered that shall not be reveal- magistrates and powers, take ed; neither hid that shall not ye no thought how or what be known.

thing ye shall answer, or what 3 Therefore, whatsoever ye ye shall say; have spoken in darkness shall 12 For the Holy Ghost shall be heard in the light; and that teach you in the same hour which ye have spoken in the what ye ought to say. ear in closets shall be pro

13 | And one of the compaclaimed

the house tops.

ny said unto him, Master, 4 And I say unto you, my speak to my brother, that he friends, Be not afraid of them divide the inheritance a with that kill the body, and after that have no more that they 14 And he said unto him,

Man, who made me a judge or 5 But I will forewarn you

a divider over you? whom ye shall fear; Fear him 15 And he said unto them, which, aftar he hath killed, Take heed, and beware of cohath power to cast into hell; vetousness; for a man's life yea, I say unto you, Fear him. consisteth not in the abun

6 Are not five sparrows sold dance of the things which he for two farthings, and not one possesseth. of them is forgotten before 16 | And he spake a paraGod?

ble b unto them, saying, The ✓ But even the very hairs ground of a certain rich man of your head are all numbered. brought forth plentifully: Fear not, therefore; ye are of 17 And he thought within more value than many spar- himself, saying, What shall I

do, because I have no room 8 Also I say unto you, Who- where to bestow my fruits ? soever shall confess me before 18 And he said, 'This will I men, him shall the Son of man do; I will pull down my barns, also confess before the angels and build greater; and there of God.

will I bestow all

my 9 But he that denieth me my goods. before men, shall be denied

a Inheritance, an estate. before the angels of God.

b Parable. See Matt. xii, 18.

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fruits and

be merry:

Of anxiety.

Chap. xii. Of giving alms, &c. 19 And I will say to my

28 If then God so clothe the soul, Soul, thou hast much grass, which is to-day in the goods laid


many years; field, and to-morrow is cast take thine ease, eat, drink, and into the oven; how much more

will he clothe



of lit20 But God said unto him, tle faith? Thou fool, this night thy soul 29 And seek not ye what ye shall be required of thee; then shall eat, or what ye shall whose shall those things be drink, neither be ye of doubtwhich thou bast provided ? ful mind.e

21 So is he that layeth up 30 For all these things do treasure for himself, and is not the nations of the world seek rich towards God.

after; and your Father know22 And he said unto his eth that ye have need of these disciples, Therefore I say unto things. you, Take no thought c for 31 But rather seek


the your life, what ye shall eat; kingdom of God; and all these neither for the body, what ye things shall be added unto you. shall put on.

32 Fear not little flock; for 23 The life is more than it is your Father's good pleameat, and the body is more sure to give you the kingdom. than raiment.

33 Sell that ye have, and 24 Consider the ravens; for give alms; provide yourselves they neither sow nor reap; bags,f which wax not old, a which neither have storehouse treasure in the heavens that nor barn; and God feedeth faileth not, where no thief

apthem; how much more are ye proacheth, neither moth corbetter than the fowls ?

rupteth. 25 And which of

with 34 For where


treasure taking thought, can add to his is, there will your heart be stature one cubit ?d

ye then be not able to 35 Let


loins be girded do that thing which is least, about, and your lights burning; why take ye thought for the 36 And ye yourselves like rest?

unto men that wait for their 27 Consider the lilies how lord, when he will return from they grow; they toil not, they the wedding; that, when he spin not; and yet I say unto cometh & knocketh, they may you, That Solomon in all his open unto him immediately. glory was not arrayed like one 37 Blessed are those serof these.

e Neither be ye of loubtful mind. < Take no thought, be not anxious. Neither distrust the providence of

d Can add to his stature one cubit? God. Can add to his life a single day? of Bags, purses.

26 If

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