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JOHN. CHAP. XII. wind blow, ye say, There will be heat ? and it cometh to pass.

56 Ye, hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, and of the earth; but how is it that

ye do not discern this time?

57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

58 | When thou goest with thine adversary to themagistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him ; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

Ø 48. The Calamities of cer-
tain Galileans a warning to the

THERE were present at that
season some that told him of the
Galileans,whose blood Pilate had
mingled with their sacrifices.

2 And Jesus answering, said
unto them, Suppose ye that these
Galileans were sinners above all
the Galileans, because they suf-
fered such things ?

3 I tell you, Nay:but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.



6 He spake also this parable ; A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard ; and he came and sought fruit thereon, & found none.

7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground?

8 And he answering, said unto him, Lord, let it alone this

year also,till I shall dig about it, and dung it :

9 And if it bear fruit, well : and if not, then after that thou shalt cut

it down. $ 49. Parables. The Reason why Jesus used them. An Explanation of one.

THE same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat

AND he began again to teach

C. VIII. by the sea-side. by the sea-side :

2 And and there was 4 | And when

* Place.... The Lake of Gennesareth ; or, the Sea of Galilee.



JOHN CHAP. XIII. CHAP. IV CHAP. VIII. great multitudes a great multitude,

much people were gathered to

gathered were gathered together unto him,

unto him gether,

and were come to him out of every ,

city, so that he went so that he entered into a ship, & sat; into a ship, & sat

on the sea; and the whole and the whole multitude

multitude stood

was by the sea on the shore. on the land. 3 And he 2 And he

he spake taught them

spake many things

many things
unto them in
parables, saying, by parables,& said by a parable :

unto them in his

3 Hearken; Behold,

Behold, there a sower went forth went out a sower 5 Asower went out to sow; to sow:

to sow

his seed;
4 And
4 And

it came to pass, as

as he sowed, some he sowed, some he sowed, some

seeds fell by the way- fell by the way- fell by the wayside, side,


and it was trod

en down,
and the fowls And the fowls and the fowls
of the air

of the air came & devoured came & devoured


it. 5 Some fell 5 And some fell 6 And some fell upon stony places, on stony ground, upon a rock: where they hadnot where it had not much earth: and much earth; and forthwith they

immediately it sprung up,

sprang up, because they had because it had


them up:

it up.

Place..... The Sea of Galilee.


LUKE. JOHN. CHAP. XIII. CHAP. IV. CHAP. VIII. no deepness of no depth of earth:

earth. 6 And when 6 But when and as soon as the sun was up, the sun

was up, it was sprung up, they were scorch- it was scorched; ed; and because and because they had no root, it had no root they withered it withered

it withered away. away.


because it lack

ed moisture. 7 And some

And some 7 And some fell among thorns; fell among thorns, fell among thorns; and the thorns and the thorns and the thorns sprung up, grew up

sprang up with it, and choked them. and choked it, and choked it.

and it yielded

no fruit. 8 But other fell 8 And other fell

8 And other fell into good ground, on good ground, on good ground,

and did yield fruit

that sprang up and sprang up, and and increased, and

and brought forth fruit brought forth,

bare fruit, some an hundred- some thirty, and fold, some sixty- some sixty, and fold, some thirty- some an hundred. an hundred-fold. fold.

9 And he

And when he

had said these said unto them, things, he cried, 9 Who hath He that hath He that hath ears to hear, let ears to hear, let ears to hear, let him hear. him hear.

him hear. 10 And 10 And when he

9 And was alone, * they

that were about the disciples came, him


the his disciples and said unto him, twevleaskedofhim asked him, saying,

Why speakest thou unto them in parables ?

• Place....Capernaum.





in para

bles ;


the What might this parable.

parable be? 11 He answered

and said 11 And he said 10 And he said, unto them, unto them, Becauseit is given Unto you it is Unto you it is unto you to know given to know given to know the mysteries of the mystery of the mysteries of the kingdom of the kingdom of the kingdom of heaven, but to God :

but unto

God: but to them

them that arewith- others
out all these things
are done in para-

bles : it is not given.

12 For whoso. ever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance : but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables : because they 'see

12 That seeing,

ing they may see, ing they might see not; and not perceive ; not see, and hearing, they and hearing they and hearing they

that see

may hear,

hear not, neither do they

and not might not

lest at any time
theyshould be con-
verted, and their
sins should be for-

given them.
14 And in them
is fulfilled the pro-
phecy of Esaias,
which saith, By
hearing ye shall
hear, and shall not

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