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Lu. 9; 23.
Lu. 12: 9.
Matt. 17: 1.
he said : is any man willing to come under my guidance ? Let bim renounce himself, and take up his cross and follow
For whosoever would save his life, shall lose it; and whosoever will lose his life, for my sake and the gospel's, shall
36 save it. What would it profit a man, if he should gain the Matt.10: 33. 37 whole world with the forfeit of his life? or what will a man not
38 give in ransom for his life? For whosoever shall be ashamed
of me, and of my words, in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him likewise the Son of Man will be ashamed, when
he shall come in the glory of his father, accompanied by the IX.holy messengers. He added, Verily I say unto you, there are
some standing here, who shall not taste death until they see the
reign of God ushered in with power. 2 AFTER six days Jesus took Peter, and James, and John,
apart to the top of a high mountain, and was transfigured in 3 their presence.
His garments became glittering, and were, like snow, of such a whiteness as no fuller on the earth could 4 imitate. There appeared to them also Elijah and Moses, who 5 were conversing with Jesus. Then Peter said to Jesus: Rab
bi, it is good for us to stay here : let us make three booths, 6 one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: for he 7 knew not what he said, they were so terrified. And there came
a cloud which covered them; and out of the cloud issued a 8 voice, which said : This is my beloved Son, hear ye him. And
instantly looking about, they saw, nobody but Jesus and them
selves. 9 As they went down from the mountain, he charged them not
to relate to any body what they had seen, until the Son of 10 Man were risen from the dead. And they took notice of that
expression, and inquired among themselves what the rising 11 from the dead could inean. Then they asked him, saying: 12 Why do the scribes affirm that Elijah must come first? He
answered : Elijalı, lo consummate the whole, must come first,
and (as it is written of the Son of Man) inust likewise suffer 13 inany things, and be contemned. But I tell you, that Elijah
too is come, as was predicted, and they have treated him as
they pleased. Matt. 17: 14. 14
WHEN he returned to the other disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and some scribes disputing with them. 15 As soon as the people saw him, they were all struck with awe, 16 and ran to salute him. And he asked the scribes: About what 17 do ye dispute with them? One of the people answering said :
Rabbi, I have brought thee my son who hath a dumb spirit; 18 wheresoever it seizeth him, it dasheth him on the ground,
where he continueth foaming, and grinding his teeth, till his strength is exhausted. And I spoke to thy disciples to expel
2 Pet. 1, 17. ch. 1; 1. Matt. 3: 17. Lu. 3: 22
Matt. 17: 9.
19 the demon, but they were not able. Jesus thereupon said : 0
unbelieving generation, how long shall I be with you? How 20 long shall I suffer you ? Bring him to me. Accordingly they
brought him: and no sooner did he see him, than the spirit
threw him into convulsions; so that he foamed and rolled upon 21 the ground. Jesus asked the father : How long is it since this 22 first befel him? He answered: From his infancy, and often
hath it thrown him both into the fire, and into the water, to de
stroy him : but if thou canst do anything, have compassion 23 upon us, and help us. Jesus replied: If thou canst believe ; 24 all things are practicable for him who believeth. The boy's
father, crying out immediately, said with tears : I believe ; 25 Master, supply thou the defects of my faith. When Jesus saw
that the people came crowding upon him, he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him : Thou dumb and deaf spirit, come
out of him, I command thee, and enter no more into him. 26 Then the demon having cried aloud, and severely convulsed
him, came out; and he appeared as one dead, insomuch that 27 many said: He is dead. But Jesus taking him by the hand, raised him, and he stood up.
When Jesus was come into the house, his disciples asked Matt. 17: 19. 29 him privately; Why could not we expel the demon ? He an
swered, This kind cannot be dislodged unless by prayer and
fasting. 30 Having left that place, they passed through Galilee, and he
was desirous that nobody should know it, for he was instructing Matt. 17: 22. 32 his disciples. And he said to them: The Son of Man will
soon be delivered into the hands of men, who will kill him ; 32 and after he is killed, he will rise again the third day. But
they understood not what he meant, and were shy to ask him. 33 When he was come to Capernaum, being in the house, he Matt. 18: .
asked them : What were ye debating among yourselves by 34 the way? But they were silent; for they had debated among 35 themselves by the way who should be greatest. Then having
sat down, he called the iwelve, and said to them: If any man
would be first, he shall be the last of all, and the servant of 26 all. And he took a child, and, placed it in the midst of them, 37 and holding him in his arms, said to them: Whosoever shall
receive one such child on my account, receiveth me; and who-
Then John said to him: Rabbi, we saw one expelling de- Lu. 9: 49. mons in thy name, who followeth not us, and we forbade him, 39 because he doth not follow us. Jesus answered: Forbid him
not; for there is none who worketh a miracle in my name, that 40 can readily speak evil of me. For whoever is not against you,
Lu. 17: 1. Matt. 5: 29. & 18: .
Lov. 2: 13.
Matt. 10: 42. 41 is for you. For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to
drink on my account, because ye are Christ's ; verily I say un
to you, he shall not lose his reward. Matt. 18: 6. 42 But whosoever shall ensnare any of the little ones who be
lieve in me, it were better for him that a millstone were fasten43 ed to his neck, and that he were thrown into the sea. Moreom
ver, if thy hand insnare thee, cut it off; it is better for thee to
enter maimed into lise, than having two hands to go into hell, Eccle: 79:7. 44 into the unquenchable fire ; where their worm dieth not, and Judith, 16:
45 their fire is not quenched. And if thy foot insnare thee,
cut it off; it is better for thee to enter lame into life, than hav
ing two feet to be cast into hell, into the unquenchable fire, 46 where their worm dieth not, and their fire is not quenched. 47 And if thine eye ensnare thee, pull it out; it is better for thee
to enter one-eyed into the kingdom of God, than having two 48 eyes to be cast into hell-fire ; where their worm dieth not, and 49 their fire is not quenched: for every one shall be seasoned with 50 fire; as every sacrifice is seasoned with salt. Salt is good;
but if the salt become tasteless, wherewith will ye season it? Preserve salt in yourselves, and maintain peace with one an
other. Matt. 19; 1. X. Then he arose and came into the confines of Judea, through
the country upon the Jordan. Again multitudes resorted to
him: and again as his custom was, he taught them. 2 And some Pharisees came, who, to try him, asked him : Is it 3 lawful for the husband to divorce his wife? He answering,
said to them : What precept hath Moses given you on this sub4 ject? They replied: Moses hath permitted us to write her a 5 bill of divorcement, and dismiss her. Jesus answering, said to
them: Because of your untractable disposition, Moses gave you 6 this permission. But from the beginning, at the creation, God 7 made them a male and a female. For this reason a man sball
leave his father and mother, and shall adhere to his wife, and 8 they two shall be one flesh. They are, therefore, no longer 9 two, but one flesh. What God then hath conjoined, let not man
separate. 10 And in the house his disciples asked him anew concerning this 11 matter. He said to them: Whosoever divorceth his wife and 12 marrieth another, committeth adultery against her; and if a wo
man divorce her husband, and marry another, she committeth
adultery. Matt. 19; 13 13
Then they brought children to him, that he might touch 14 them ; but the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Je
sus perceiving this, was offended, and said: Allow the chil
dren to come unto me, and do not hinder them : for of such Matt. 18: 1. 15 is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever will
not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall never enter it.
Matt. 19: 3.
Deut. 24: 1.
Gen. ]: 27.
Matt. 5; 32.
Lu. 18: 15.
Matt. 19; 16.
Lu, 18; 24.
16 Then taking them up in his arms, and laying his hands upon
them, he blessed them. 17 As he went out into the road, one came running to him, who, La. 18; 28.
kneeling, asked him : Good teacher, what must I do to inherit 18 eternal life? Jesus answered: Why callest thou me good ? Ex. 20: 12. 19 God alone is good. Thou knowest the commandments : do Deut. 5: 16.
not commit adultery ; do not commit murder; do not steal ;
do not give false testimony; do no injury; honor thy father 20 and mother. The other replied: Rabbi, I have observed all 21 these from my childhood. Jesus, looking upon him, loved him,
and said to him : In one thing, nevertheless, thou art deficient. Go, sell all that thou hast, and give the price to the poor, and
thou shalt have treasure in heaven; then come and follow me, 22 carrying the cross. But he was troubled at this answer, and
went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions. 28 Then Jesus looking around him, said to his disciples : How Matt. 19:23.
difficult it is for the wealthy to enter the kingdom of God! 24 The disciples were astonished at his words : but Jesus resum
ing the discourse, said : Children, how difficult is it for them who 25 confide io wealth, to enter the kingdom of God ! It is easier
for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a 26 rich man to enter the kingdom of God. At this they were
still more amazed, and said one to another: Who then can be 27 saved? Jesus looking upon them said : To men it is impossible, but not to God : for to God all things are possible.
Then Peter took occasion to say : As for us, we have forsa- Matt: 19; 27. 29 ken all and followed thee. Jesus answering, said : Verily I say
unto you, there is none who shall have forsaken his bouse, or
brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wise, or children, 30 lands, for my sake and the gospel's, who shall not receive now
in this world a hundred-fold, houses, and brothers, and sisters,
and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in Lu. 13:30. 31 the future state eternal life. But many shall be first who are
last, and last who are first.
Lu. 18; 28.
SECTION VI.-THE ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM.
32 AS they were on the road to Jerusalem, Jesus walking Matt. 20; 17.
before them, a panic seized them, and they followed him with
terror. Then taking the twelve aside, he told them again what 33 would befal him. Behold, sayeth he, we are going to Jerusa
lem, where the Son of Man shall be delivered to the chief
priests, who will condemn him to die, and consigo him to the 34 Gentiles; who will mock bim, and scourge him, and spit upon
him, and kill bim ; but the third day he shall rise again.
Phil. 2; 7.
Matt. 20; 20. 35
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, accosted him, saying: Rabbi, we beg thou wouldst grant us what we propose 36 to ask. He said to them: What would ye have me grant 37 you? They answered: That when thou shalt have attained
thy glory, one of us may sit at thy right hand and the other 38 at thy left. Jesus replied: Ye know not what ye ask. Can
ye drink such a cup as I am to drink; and undergo an immer39 sion like that which I must undergo ? They answered, we can.
Jesus said unto thern: Ye shall indeed drink such a cup as I
am to drink; and undergo an immersion like that which I must 40 undergo ; but to sit at my right hand, and at my left, I cannot
give, unless to those for whom it is appointed. Matt. 20; 24. 41 The ten hearing this, conceived indignation against James
42 and John. But Jesus having called them together, said to
them : Ye know that those who are accounted the princes of
the nations domineer over them; and their great ones exercise 43 their authority upon them: but it must not be so amongst
you. On the contrary, whosoever would be great amongst 44 you, shall be your servant; and whosoever would be the chief, 45 shall be the slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not
to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for
many. Matt. 20: 29. 46
Then they came to Jericho. Afterwards, as he was departing thence, with his disciples and a great crowd, blind Barti47 meus son of Timeus, who sat by the way-side begging, hearing
that it was Jesus the Nazarine, cried, saying : Jesus, thou Son 48 of David, have pity upon me. Many charged him to be silent, but he cried still the louder : Son of David, have pity upon
Jesus stopping, ordered them to call him. Accordingly they called the blind man, saying to him: Take courage, arise, 50 be calleth thee. Then throwing down his mantle, he sprang 51 up, and went to Jesus. Jesus addressing him, said : What
dost thou wish me to do for thee? Rabboni, answered the blind 52 man, to give me my sight. Jesus said to him: Go; thy faith
hath cured thee. Iminediately he recovered his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.
As they approached Jerusalem, being come as far as BethLu. 19; 29.
phage and Bethany, near the mount of Olives, he sent two of 2 his disciples, and said to them: Go into the village over against
you, and just as ye enter it, ye will find a colt tied, whereon no 3 man ever rode ; loose him, and bring him. And if any body
• Wherefore do ye this ?' say, “The master need4 eth him, and he will instantly send him hither. Accordingly
they went, and finding the colt tied before a door, where two 5 ways met, they loosed him. Some of the people present said 6 to them : Wherefore loose ye the colt? They having answer
Matt. 21: 1. XI.