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him, answered : Master, ibe multitude throng and press thee, 46 and dost thou say, "Who touched me?' Jesus replied:

Somebody bath touched me; for I am sensible that my power 47 was just now exerted. Then the woman perceiving that she

was discovered, came trembling, and baving thrown herself prostrate, declared to him, before all the people, why she had touch

ed nim, and how she had been immediately healed ; and he said 48 to her : Daughter, take courage, thy faith bath cured thee; go in peace.

While he was yet speaking, one came from the house of the director of the synagogue, who said : Thy daughter is dead,

50 trouble not the Teacher. Jesus hearing this, said to Jairus : Matt. I. 23. 51 Fear not; only believe, and she shall be well. Being come

to the bouse, be allowed nobody to enter with him, except Pe

ter and John and James, and the maiden's father and mother. 52 And all wept and lamented her. But he said: Weep not ; 53 she is not dead, but asleep. And they derided him, knowing 54 that she was dead. But he, having made them all retire, took 55 ber by the hand, and called, saying: Maiden, arise. And her

spirit returned, and she arose immediately, and he commanded 56 to give her food. And her parents were astonished; but he

charged them not to mention to any body what had happened. Matt.10.1. IX. JESUS having convened the twelve, gave them power and

authority over all the demons, and to cure diseases, and 2 commissioned them to proclaim the reign of God, and to heal 3 the sick. And he said to them : Provide nothing for your

journey ; nor staves, nor bay, nor bread, nor silver, nor two Matt. 10.11. 4 coats a-piece ; and continue in whatever house ye are received

5 into, until ye leave the place. And wheresoever they will not

receive you, shake even the dust off your feet, as a protestation 6 against them. They accordingly departed, and travelled through

the villages, publishing the good tidings, and performing cures

every-where.

7 Now Herod the tetrarch having heard of all that Jesus had Mar. 6. 14.

done, was perplexed, because some said : John is risen from the 8 dead ; some : Elijah hath appeared ; and others : One of the 9 ancient prophets is risen again. And Herod said: John I

beheaded; but who is this of whom I hear such things ? And

he was desirous to see bim. Matt. 14. 13. 10 Now the apostles being returned, reported to Jesus all that

they had done : and he, taking them with bim, retired privately 11 to a desert belonging to the city of Bethsaida. When the mul

titude knew it, they followed him; and he receiving them, spoke to them concerning the reign of God, and healed those

who had need of healing. Matt. 14. 15 12

When the day began to decline, the twelve accosting him,

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said : Dismiss the people, that they may go to the nearest your...

towns and villages, and provide themselves in lodging and 13 food; for we are here in a desert. He answered: Supply

them yourselves with food. They replied: We have only five

loaves and two fishes ; unless we go and buy victuals for all this 14 people. For they were about five thousand men. Then he

said to his disciples : Make them lie down in parties, fifty in a 15. party. And they did so, making them all lie down. Then he

took the five loaves and two fishes; and looking up to heaven,

he blessed and brake them, and gave them to his disciples to 17 set before the multitude. When all had eaten, and were satis

fied, they took up twelve baskets full of fragments.

SECTION VII.-THE TRANSFIGURATION.

18 AFTERWARDS, Jesus, having withdrawn from the mul- Matt. 19.2.3.

titude to pray apart with his disciples, asked them, saying: 19 Who do the people say that I am ? They answered : John

the Baptist; others say, Elijah; and others, that one of the 20 ancient prophets is risen again. He said to them: But who

say ye that I am ? Peter answered: The Messiah of God. 21 Then having strictly charged them, he prohibited them from 22 telling this to any body, adding: The Son of Man must suffer

many things, and be rejected by the elders, and chief priests,

and scribes, and be killed, and rise again the third day. 23 Then he said to all the people: If any man will come under Matt. 10. 38,

my guidance, let hiin renounce himself, and take his cross daily, Mar. d. 34. 24 and follow me. For whosoever would save his life, shall lose & 17. 33.

it; and whosoever will lose his life for my sake, shall save it. Maile. 2.. 25 What will it profit a man to gain the whole world, with the for- Tim. 2. 12. 26 feit or ruin of himself ? For whosoever shall be ashamed of

me and of my words, of him the Son of Man will be ashamed,

when he shall come in his own glory, and in that of the Father, 27 and of the holy messengers. I certify you, that there are some

standing here who shall not taste death until they see the reign

of God. 28

ABOUT eight days after this discourse, he took with him Matt. 17. 1. Peter, and John, and James, and went ụp upon a mountain to 29 pray. While he prayed, the appearance of his countenance

was changed, and his raiment contracted a dazzling whiteness. 30 And behold iwo men of a glorious aspect, Moses and Elijah, 31 conversed with him, and spoke of the departure which he was 32 to accomplish at Jerusalem. Now Peter, and those that were

with him, were overpowered with sleep; but when they awoke, 33 they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him. As VOL. II.

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these were removing from Jesus, Peter said to him, not knowing what he said : Master, it is good for us to stay here: let us

then make three booths, one for thee, one for Moses, and one 34 for Elijah. While he was speaking, a cloud came and covered

them, and the disciples feared when those men entered the 35 cloud: from the cloud a voice came, which said : This is my 36 beloved Son, hear him. While the voice was uttered, Jesus

was found alone. And this they kept secret, telling nobody in

those days aught of what they had seen. 37

The next day, when they were come down from the moun38 tain, great multitude met him. And one of the crowd cried

out, saying : Rabbi, I beseech thee, take pity on my son; for 39 he is my only child. And, lo, a spirit seizeth bim, making him

instantly cry out, and fall into convulsions : so that he foameth; 40 and after he is much bruised, hardly leaveth him. And I be

sought thy disciples to expel the demon; but they were not 41 able. Then Jesus answering, said : 0 incredulous and per

verse generation ; how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? 42 Bring thy son hither. And as he was coming, the demon dash

ed him down in convulsions. And Jesus rebuked the unclean

spirit; and having cured the child, delivered him to his father. 43 And they were all amazed at the great power of God.

While all were admiring every thing which Jesus did, he Mar.9.3.22. 44 said to his disciples : Mark diligently these words : 'The Son

45 of Man is to be delivered into the hands of men. But they

understood not this language : it was veiled to them, that they might not apprehend it; and they were afraid to ask him con

cerning it. Matt. 18. 1. 46 And there arose a debate among them, which of them should

47 be the greatest. But Jesus who perceived the thought of their

heart, took a child, and placing bim near himself, said to them : 48 Whosoever shall receive this child for my sake, receiveth me;

and whosoever shall receive me, receiveth him who sent nie:

for he who is least amongst you all shall be greatest. Mar. 9. 38. 49 Then John said: Master, we saw one expelling demons in

thy name, and we forbade him, because he consorteth not with

Jesus answered : Forbid not such, for whoever is not against us, is for us. 51 NOW as the time of his removal approached, he set out

resolutely for Jerusalem, and sent messengers before, who went 52 into a village of the Samaritans to make preparation for him. 53 But they would not admit him, because they perceived he was 54 going to Jerusalem. His disciples James and John, observing

this, said : Master, wilt thou that we call down fire from heaven 55 to consume them, as Elijah did ? But he turned and rebuked 56 them, saying: Ye know not what spirit ye are of; for the Son

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of Man is come, not to destroy men, but to save them. Then

they went to another village. 57 As they were on the way, one said to him : Master, I will Matt. 8. 19. 58 follow thee whithersoever thou goest. Jesus answered : The

foxes have caverns, and the birds of the air have places of shel

ter, but the Son of Man hath not where to repose his head. 59 He said to another: Follow me. He answered: Sir, permit Matt. 8. 21. 60 me first to go and bury my father. Jesus replied: Let the

dead bury their dead, but go thou and publish the reign of

God. 61 Another likewise said: I will follow thee, Sir, but first per62 mit me to take leave of my family. Jesus answered: No man

who, having put his band to the plough, looketh behind him, is

fit for the kingdom of God. X. AFTERWARDS the Lord appointed seventy others also,

and sent them two and two before him, into every city and 2 place wbither he intended to go. And he said to them: The Matt. 9. 37.

harvest is plentiful, but the reapers are few : pray, therefore,

the Lord of the harvest, that he would send laborers to reap it. 3 Go, then; behold I send you forth as lambs amongst wolves. Matt. 10. 16. 4 Carry no purse, nor bag, nor shoes, and salute no person by the Mar. 6. 8.

Whatever house ye enter, say, first, ' Peace be to this 6 house.' And if a son of peace be there, your peace shall rest Matt. 10. 12. 7 upon him; if not, it shall return upon yourselves. But remain

in the same house, eating and drinking such things as it affordeth;

for the workman is worthy of his wages: go not from house to 8 house. And whatever city ye enter, if they receive you, eat

such things as are set before you ; cure the sick, and 9 them, · The reign of God cometh upon you.' But whatever Acts, 13. 51. 10 city ye enter, if they do not receive you, go out into the streets 11 and say, 'The very dirt of your streets, which cleaveth to us,

we wipe off against you : know, however, that the reign of God 12 cometh upon you.' I assure you, that the condition of Sodom

shall be more tolerable on that day, than the condition of that

city. 13 Wo unto thee Chorazin; wo unto thee Bethsaida ; for if Matt. 11. 21.

the miracles which have been performed in you, had been per

formed in Tyre and Sidon, they had repented long ago, sitting 14 in sackcloth and ashes. Wherefore the condition of Tyre and

Sidon shall be more tolerable in the judgment than yours. 15 And thou, Capernaum, which hast been exalted to heaven, shalt 16 be thrown down to hades. He that heareth you, heareth me; Matt. 10. 40.

and he that rejecteth you, rejecteth me; and he that rejecteth

me, rejecteth him who sent me. 17 And the seventy returned with joy, saying: Master, even the 18 demons are subject unto us, through thy name. He said to them :

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19 I beheld Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Lo, I empower

you to tread on serpents and scorpions, and all the might of the 20 enemy; and nothing shall hurt you. Nevertheless, rejoice not

in this, that the spirits are subject unto you ; but rejoice that Matt. 11. 25. 21 your names are enrolled in heaven. At that time Jesus was

joyful in spirit, and said: I adore thee, O Father, Lord of

heaven and earth, because having hidden these things from sa22 ges and the learned, thou hast revealed them unto babes. Yes,

Father, because such is thy pleasure. My Father hath imparted every thing to me; and none knoweth who the Son is, ex

cept the Father ; nor who ibe Father is, except the Son, and Matt. 31. 16. 23 he to whom the Son will reveal him. Then turning, he said

24 apart to his disciples : Blessed are the eyes which see what ye

see: For I assure you that many prophets and kings liave wished to see the things which ye see, but have not seen them, and

to hear the things which ye hear, but have not heard them. Matt. 22. 35. 25 THEN a lawyer stood up, and said, trying himn : Rabbi,

26 what must I do to obtain eternal life? Jesus said unto him

What doth the law prescribe? What readest thou there? Maur. 12. 28. 27 He answered: “Thou shalt love the Lord* thy God with all

thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and 28 with all thy mind, and thy neighbor as thyself.” Jesus re

plied: Thou hast answered right. Do this, and thou shalt live. 29 But he, desirous to appear blameless, said to Jesus: Who 30 is my neighbor ? Jesus said in return : A man of Jerusalem

travelling to Jericho, fell among robbers, who having stripped 31 and wounded him, went away, leaving him half dead. A priest

accidentally going that way, and seeing him, passed by on the 32 further side. Likewise a Levite on the road, when he came 33 near the place and saw himn, passed by on the further side. But

a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was, and

when he saw him he had compassion, and went up to him, and 34 having poured oil and wine into bis wounds, he bound them

up. Then he set him on bis own beast, brought bim to an inn, 35 and took care of him. On the morrow, when he was going

away, he took out two denarii,t and giving them to the host,

said, "Take care of this man, and whatever thou spendest more, 36 when I return, I will repay thee.” Now which of these three,

thinkest thou, was neighbor to him who fell among the robbers ? 37 The lawyer answered : He who took pity upon him. Then

said Jesus: Go thou, and do in like manner. 38 AND as they travelled he went into a village,f where a wo39 man nained Martha entertained him at her house. She had

a sister called Mary, who sat at the feet of Jesus, listening to

* Jehoyah.

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| To wit Bethany.

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