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AND when he called together the twelve, he gave them ch. power and authority over all the demons, and to heal ix. diseases. And he sent them forth to preach the kingdom of 2 God, and to cure, and said unto them, Take nothing for 3 the journey, neither staff, nor scrip, nor bread, nor silver ; and not to have two coats apiece. And into whatsoever 4 house ye may have entered, there abide, and go out thence. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye depart from that 5 city, shake off even the dust from your feet for a testimony against them. And they went out and were journeying 6 through the villages, preaching the gospel, and healing

every where.

Now Herod the tetrarch heard all that was taking place: 7 and he was perplexed, because it was said by some that John was raised from the dead, and by some that Elijah appeared, 8 and by others that one of the old prophets rose up. And 9 Herod said, John I beheaded; but who is this, of whom I hear such things ? And he was seeking to see him.

And the apostles returned, and told him what they 10 did. And he took them, and went aside apart into a city called Bethsaida. But the multitudes knew and followed 11 him; and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and cured them that had need of healing. And the day began to decline: and the twelve came and 12 said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages and fields round about, and lodge and get food : for we are here in a desert place. But he said 13 unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they said, We have no more than five loaves and two fishes; unless we should go and buy victuals for all this people. And they were 14 about five thousand men. And he said to his disciples, Make them sit down in companies of fifty. And they did 15 so, and made them all sit down. And when he took the 16 five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. And they did eat, and were all 17 satisfied; and there was taken up that which remained to them of fragments, twelve baskets.



And it came to pass, as he was in solitude praying, the disciples were with him, and he asked them, saying, 19 Who do the multitudes say that I am ? And they answer

ing said, John the Baptist; and others, Elijah; and others, 20 That one of the old prophets is risen up. And he said unto

them, But who say ye that I am ? And Peter answered and 21 said, The Christ of God. And he charged and commanded 22 them to tell no one this, saying, The Son of man must

suffer much, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.

And he said to all, If any one desires to come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow 24 me. For whosoever desires to save his life will lose it; and

whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, the same will save 25 it. For what is a man profited by having gained the whole 26 world, but lost or forfeited himself ? For whosoever shall

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

man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and 27 the Father's, and that of the holy angels. But I say unto

you of a truth, There are some of those standing in this place who will not taste of death till they see the kingdom of God.

And it came to pass, about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter and John and James, and 29 went up unto the mountain to pray. And as he prayed, the

form of his countenance was altered, and his raiment became 30 white and glistering. And, behold, two men were talking 31 with him, who were Moses and Elijah : who appeared in

glory, and were speaking of his decease which he was about to 32 fulfil in Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him

were weighed down with sleep: and when they fully awoke

they saw his glory, and the two men standing with him. 33 And it came to pass, as they parted from him, Peter said

unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here, and let us make three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for

Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said. 31 But as he was saying this, there came a cloud and over

shadowed them; and they feared as they entered into the


cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud saying, 35 This is my chosen Son; hear him. And when the voice 36 was past, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.

And it came to pass on the next day, that when they 37 came down from the mountain, a great multitude met him. And, behold, a man from the multitude cried out, saying, 38 Teacher, I beseech thee, look upon my son, for he is mine only one. And, behold, a spirit seizes him and suddenly 39 cries and tears him with foaming, and hardly departs from him bruising him. And I supplicated thy 40 disciples to cast it out, and they could not. But Jesus 41 answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. And as he was yet coming, the demon rent him, 42 and convulsed him; but Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and cured the boy, and gave him back to his father. And 43 they were all astonished at the mighty power of God.

But while all were marvelling at all things which he was doing, he said unto his disciples, Let these sayings sink 44 into your ears; for the Son of man is about to be delivered up

into the hands of men. But they understood not this 45 saying, and it was hid from them, that they might not perceive it: and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

And there entered among them a reasoning, which of 46 them should be greater. But Jesus, knowing the reasoning 47 of their heart, took hold of a little child, and set him by his side, and said unto them, Whosoever will receive this 48 little child in my name receives me: and whosoever will receive me receives him that sent me: for he that is least among you all, the same is great. And John answered and 49 said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in thy name; and we forbad him, because he follows not with us.

But 50 Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not; for he that is not against you is for you.

And it came to pass, when the days were being accom- 51 plished that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his

52 face to go to Jerusalem, and sent messengers before his

face. And they went, and entered into a village of the 53 Samaritans to make ready for him; and they did not

receive him, because his face was as though he would go to 54 Jerusalem. And when the disciples James and John saw

it they said, Lord, wilt thou that we bid fire come down 55 from heaven and consume them ? But he turned and 56 rebuked them. And they went to another village. 57 And as they were going in the way, one said unto him, 58 I will follow thee whithersover thou mayest go. And Jesus

said unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air

haunts; but the Son of man has not where he may lay his 59 head. And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, 60 Permit me first to go away and bury my father. But he

said to him, Leave the dead to bury their own dead: but 61 go thou and announce the kingdom of God. And another

also said, Lord, I will follow thee, but first permit me to 62 bid farewell to those at my house. And Jesus said unto

him, No one having put his hand to the plough and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

AFTER these things the Lord appointed seventy others also, and sent them two and two before his face into every 2 city and place, whither he himself was about to come. And

he said unto them, The harvest is plenteous, but the

labourers few: pray therefore the Lord of the harvest, 3 that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Go:

behold, I send you as lambs in the midst of wolves. 4 Bear neither purse, nor scrip, nor sandals : salute no one 5 by the way. And into whatsoever house ye may have 6 entered, first say, Peace be to this house. And if a son of

peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: otherwise, it 7 shall return to you. And in the same house abide, eating

and drinking such things as they give; for the labourer is 8 worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. And

into whatsoever city ye enter and they receive you, eat 9 what is set before you, and heal the infirm that are

therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is 10 come nigh unto you. But into whatsoever city ye may

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have entered, and they receive you not, go out into the streets of the same and say, Even the dust of your city, 11 which cleaved to us on our feet, we wipe off to you: yet know this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh. But 12 I say unto you, that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. Woe unto thee, Chorazin! 13 woe unto thee, Bethsaida ! for if the mighty works which were done in you had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it will be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon 14 in the judgment than for you.

And thou, Capernaum, 15 shalt thou be exalted unto heaven ? thou shalt be thrust down to hades. He that hears you hears me; and he that 16 rejects you rejects me; and he that rejects me rejects him that sent me.

And the seventy returned with joy, saying, Lord, even 17 the demons are subjected unto us in thy name. And he 18 said unto them, I beheld Satan falling as lightning out of heaven. Behold, I have given unto you authority to tread 19 on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Not- 20 withstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subjected unto you; but rejoice that your names have been written in heaven.

In that hour he exulted in the Holy Spirit and said, I 21 praise thee, O Father, Lord of the heaven and the earth, that thou didst hide these things from wise and prudent, and didst reveal them unto babes. Yea, Father, for such was thy good pleasure. And he turned him to the dis- 22 ciples and said, All things were delivered up unto me by my Father and none knows who the Son is but the Father ; and who the Father is but the Son, and he to whom the Son may wish to reveal him. And having turned to 23 the disciples, he said apart, Blessed are the eyes wmen see the things that ye see. For I say unto you, that many 24 prophets and kings desired to see those things which ye behold, and did not see them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and did not hear.

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