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Philippians 4:8

8 Furthermore brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things pertain to love, whatsoever things are of honest report, if there be any virtuous thing, if there be any laudable thing, those same have ye in your mind,

Ephesians 5:1-33

1 Be ye followers of God as dear children, 2 and walk in love even as Christ loved us, and gave himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice of a sweet savour to God. 3 So that fornication, and all uncleanness or covetousness, be not once named among you, as it becometh saints: 4 neither filthiness, neither foolish talking, neither jestings, which are not comely: but rather giving of thanks. 5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, either unclean person, or covetous person, which is the worshipper of images, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. 6 Let no man deceive you with vain words. For through such things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of unbelief. 7 Be not, therefore, companions with them. 8 Ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord. Walk as children of light. 9 For the fruit of the spirit is, in all goodness, righteousness, and truth. 10 Accept that which is pleasing to the Lord, 11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness: but rather rebuke them. 12 For it is shame even to name those things which are done of them in secret: 13 but all things, when they are rebuked of the light, are manifest. For whatsoever is manifest, that same is light. 14 Wherefore he saith, "Awake thou that sleepest, and stand up from death, and Christ shall give thee light." 15 Take heed therefore that ye walk circumspectly — not as fools, but as wise - 16 redeeming the time: for the days are evil. 17 Wherefore, be ye not unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess: but be fulfilled with the spirit, 19 speaking unto yourselves in psalms, and hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks always for all things unto God the father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: 21 submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. 22 Women: submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. 23 For the husband is the wife's head, even as Christ is the head of the congregation, and the same is the saviour of the body. 24 Therefore as the congregation is in subjection to Christ, likewise let the wives be in subjection to their husbands in all things. 25 Husbands: love your wives, even as Christ loved the congregation, and gave himself for it, 26 to sanctify it, and cleansed it in the fountain of water through the word, 27 to make it unto himself a glorious congregation without spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing: but that it should be holy and without blame. 28 So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet, hated his own flesh; but nourisheth, and cherisheth it: even as the Lord doth the congregation. 30 For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. 31 "For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall continue with his wife, and two shall be made one flesh." 32 This is a great secret, but I speak between Christ and the congregation. 33 Nevertheless, do ye so that every one of you love his wife truly even as himself: And let the wife see that she fear her husband.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Do ye not remember how that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived. For neither fornicators, neither worshippers of images, neither whoremongers, neither weaklings, neither abusers of themselves with mankind, 10 neither thieves, neither the covetous, neither drunkards, neither cursed speakers, neither extortioners shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were ye verily: but ye are washed, ye are sanctified, ye are justified by the name of the Lord Jesus: And by the spirit of our God.

Matthew 5:28-19:2

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a wife lusting after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 Wherfore if thy right eye offend thee, pluck him out, and cast him from thee: better it is for thee that one of thy members perish, than that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30 Also: if thy right hand offend thee, cut him off, and cast him from thee: better it is that one of thy members perish than that all thy body should be cast into hell. 31 It is said, Whosoever put away his wife let him give her a testimonial also of the divorcement. 32 But I say unto you, Whosoever put away his wife, except it be for fornication, causeth her to break matrimony. And whosoever marryeth her that is divorced breaketh wedlock. 33 "Again, ye have heard how it was said to them of old time, 'Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform thine oath to God': 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's seat: 35 nor yet by the earth; for it is His footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of that great King: 36 neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one white hair or black: 37 But your communication shall be, 'Yea, Yea; Nay, nay': for whatsoever is more than that cometh of evil. 38 "Ye have heard how it is said, 'An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.' 39 But I say to you, That ye resist not wrong. But whosoever give thee a blow on thy right cheek, turn to him the other. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. 41 And whosoever will compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42 Give to him that asketh, and from him that would borrow, turn not away. 43 "Ye have heard how it is said, 'Thou shalt love thine neighbor, and hate thine enemy.' 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies. Bless them that curse you. Do good to them that hate you. Pray for them which do you wrong and persecute you; 45 that ye may be the children of your father that is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to arise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth his rain on the just and unjust. 46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward shall ye have? Do not the Publicans even so? 47 And if ye be friendly to your brethren only, what singular thing do ye? Do not the Publicans likewise? 48 Ye shall therefore be perfect even as your father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 6:1-19:2

1 Take heed to your alms, that ye give it not in the sight of men, to the intent that ye would be seen of them: or else ye get no reward of your father which is in heaven. 2 Whensoever therefore thou givest thine alms, thou shalt not make a trumpet to be blown before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues, and in the streets, for to be praised of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 3 But when thou doest thine alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 that thine alms may be secret: and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, because they would be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 6 But when thou prayest, enter into thy chamber, and shut thy door to thee, and pray to thy father which is in secret; and thy father which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 7 "And when ye pray, babble not much, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard, for their much babbling's sake. 8 Be ye not like them therefore: for your father knoweth whereof ye have need, before ye ask of him. 9 After this manner, therefore, pray ye: O our father, which art in heaven hallowed be thy name. 10 Let thy kingdom come. Thy will be fulfilled, as well in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our trespasses, even as we forgive our trespassers. 13 Lead us not into temptation: but deliver us from evil, For thine is the kingdom and the power, and the glory for ever. Amen. 14 For and if ye shall forgive other men their trespasses, your heavenly father shall also forgive you. 15 But and if ye will not forgive men their trespasses, no more shall your father forgive your trespasses. 16 "Moreover, when ye fast, be not sad as the hypocrites are: for they disfigure their faces, that they might be seen of men how they fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. 17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face, 18 that it appear not unto men how that thou fastest, but unto thy father which is in secret: and thy father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 19 "See that ye gather not treasure together upon the earth, where rust and moths corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But gather ye treasures together in heaven, where neither rust, nor yet moths corrupt: and where thieves neither break up, nor yet steal. 21 For wheresoever your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is thine eye: wherefore if thine eye be single, all thy body shall be full of light. 23 But and if thine eye be wicked, then all thy body shall be full of darkness. Wherefore if the light that is in thee, be darkness: how great is that darkness? 24 No man can serve two masters: For either he shall hate the one, and love the other; or else he shall lean to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, be not careful for your life what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what raiment ye shall put on. Is not the life more worth than meat? and the body more of value than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither reap, nor yet carry into the barns, and yet your heavenly father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you, though he took thought therefore, could put one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why care ye then for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow. They labor not, neither spin: 29 And yet for all that, I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his royalty, was not arrayed like unto one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and tomorrow shall be cast into the furnace, shall he not much more do the same unto you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, 'What shall we eat?' Or. 'What shall we drink?' Or, 'Wherewith shall we be clothed?' 32 After all these things seek the gentiles: For your heavenly father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. 33 But rather, seek ye first the kingdom of heaven, and the righteousness thereof; and all these things shall be ministered unto you. 34 Care not then for the morrow: but let the morrow care for itself. For the day present hath ever enough of his own trouble.

Matthew 7:1-19:2

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For as ye judge, so shall ye be judged: and with what measure ye mete, with the same shall it be measured to you again. 3 Why seest thou a mote in thy brother's eye, and perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or why sayest thou to thy brother, 'Suffer me to pluck out the mote out of thine eye'; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye. 5 "Hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to pluck out the mote out of thy brother's eye. 6 Give not that which is holy to dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they tread them under their feet, and the other turn again and all to rend you. 7 "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For whosoever asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. 9 Is there any man among you which, if his son asked him bread, would offer him a stone? 10 Or if he asked fish, would he proffer him a serpent? 11 If ye then, which are evil, can give to your children good gifts, how much more shall your father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask of him? 12 "Therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, even so do ye to them: this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 But strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. 15 "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns? Or figs of thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit: nor yet a bad tree can bring forth good fruit. 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 21 "Not all they that say unto me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter in to the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth my father's will which is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, 'Lord, Lord, have we not in thy name prophesied? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name have done many miracles?' 23 And then will I knowledge unto them, that I never knew them: 'Depart from me, ye workers of iniquity.' 24 "Whosoever heareth of me these sayings, and doeth the same, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house on a rock: 25 And abundance of rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that same house, and it fell not: because it was grounded on the rock. 26 And whosoever heareth of me these sayings, and doeth them not the same, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And abundance of rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28 And it came to pass, that when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: 29 For he taught them as one having power, and not as the scribes.

Matthew 8:1-19:2

1 When he was come down from the mountain, much people followed him. 2 And, lo, there came a leper and worshipped him saying, "Master, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean." 3 And Jesus put forth his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be thou clean." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus said unto him, "See thou tell no man; but go, and show thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, to be offered in witness to them." 5 When Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a certain Centurion, and besought him, 6 saying, "Master, my servant lieth sick at home of the palsy, and is grievously pained." 7 And Jesus said unto him, "I will come and heal him." 8 The Centurion answered and said, "Sir, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I also myself am a man under power, and have soldiers under me: and I say to one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it." 10 When Jesus heard that, he marveled, and said to them that followed him, "Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith: no, not in Israel. 11 I say therefore unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall rest with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven; 12 And the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into the utter darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." 13 Then Jesus said unto the Centurion, "Go thy way; and as thou believest, so be it unto thee." And his servant was healed the selfsame hour. 14 And then Jesus went to Peter's house, and saw his wife's mother lying, sick of a fever. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. 16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick: 17 to fulfill that which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, "He took on him our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." 18 When Jesus saw much people about him, he commanded to go over the water. 19 And there came a scribe, and said unto him, "Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest." 20 And Jesus said unto him, "The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the son of the man hath not whereon to rest his head." 21 Another that was one of his Disciples said unto him, "Master, suffer me first, to go and bury my father." 22 But Jesus said unto him, "Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead." 23 And he entered into a ship, and his Disciples followed him. 24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with waves, and he was asleep. 25 And his Disciples came unto him, and awoke him, saying, "Master, save us: we perish." 26 And he said unto them, "Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith?" Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there followed a great calm. 27 And the men marveled and said, "What man is this, that both winds and sea obey him?" 28 And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesites, there met him two possessed of devils, which came out of the graves, and were out of measure fierce, so that no man might go by that way. 29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, "O Jesus, the son of God, what have we to do with thee? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time be come?" 30 And there was, a good way off from them, a great herd of swine feeding. 31 Then the devils besought him saying, "If thou cast us out, suffer us to go our way into the herd of swine." 32 And he said unto them, "Go your ways." Then went they out, and departed into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine was carried with violence headlong into the sea, and perished in the water. 33 Then the herdsmen fled and went their ways into the city, and told everything, and what had fortuned unto them that were possessed of the devils. 34 And, behold, all the city came out, and met Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him to depart out of their coasts.

Matthew 9:1-19:2

1 And then he entered into a ship: and passed over and came into his own city. 2 And, lo, they brought unto him a man sick of the palsy, lying in his bed: and when Jesus saw the faith of them, he said to the sick of the palsy, "Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee." 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes said in themselves, "This man blasphemeth." 4 And when Jesus saw their thoughts, he said, "Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? 5 Whether is easier to say, thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, arise and walk? 6 That ye may know that the son of man hath power to forgive sins in earth" — then said he unto the sick of the palsy - "Arise, take up thy bed, and go home to thine house." 7 And he arose and departed to his own house. 8 And when the people saw it, they marveled and glorified God, which had given such power to men. 9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence he saw a man sit at the receipt of custom, named Matthew: and said to him, "Follow me." And he arose, and followed him. 10 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sinners came and sat down also with Jesus, and his disciples. 11 When the Pharisees saw that, they said unto his disciples, "Why eateth your master with publicans and sinners?" 12 When Jesus heard that, he said unto them, "The whole need not the physician, but they that are sick. 13 Go and learn, what that meaneth: 'I have pleasure in mercy, and not in offering.' For I am not come to call the righteous, but the sinners to repentance." 14 Then came the disciples of John to him, saying, "Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?" 15 And Jesus said unto them, "Can the wedding children mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them? The time will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. 16 No man pieceth an old garment with a piece of new cloth. For then taketh he away the piece again from the garment, and the rent is made greater. 17 Neither do men put new wine into old vessels: for then the vessels break, and the wine runneth out, and the vessels perish: but they pour new wine into new vessels, and so are both saved together." 18 While he thus spake unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him saying, "My daughter is even now deceased: but come and lay thy hand on her, and she shall live." 19 And Jesus arose and followed him, with his disciples. 20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him and touched the hem of his vesture: 21 For she said in herself, "If I may touch but even his vesture only I shall be safe." 22 Then Jesus turned him about, and beheld her, saying, "Daughter, be of good comfort, thy faith hath made thee safe." And she was made whole even that same hour. 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people raging, 24 he said unto them, "Get you hence, for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth." And they laughed him to scorn. 25 As soon as the people were put forth adoors, he went in and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 26 And this was noised throughout all that land. 27 And as Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him crying, and saying, "O thou son of David, have mercy on us." 28 And when he was come into the home, the blind came to him: and Jesus said unto them, "Believe ye that I am able to do this?" And they said unto him, "Yea, Lord." 29 Then touched he their eyes saying, "According to your faith, be it unto you." 30 And their eyes were opened. And Jesus charged them, saying, "See that no man know of it." 31 But they, as soon as they were departed, spread abroad his name throughout all the land. 32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed of a devil. 33 And as soon as the devil was cast out, the dumb spake. And the people marveled, saying, "It was never so seen in Israel." 34 But the Pharisees said, "He casteth out devils, by the power of the chief devil." 35 And Jesus went about all cities and towns, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom, and healing all manner sickness and disease among the people. 36 But when he saw the people, he had compassion on them, because they were pined away, and scattered abroad, even as sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then said he to his disciples, "The harvest is great, but the laborers are few: 38 Wherefore, pray the Lord of the harvest to send forth laborers into his harvest."

Matthew 10:1-19:2

1 And he called his twelve disciples unto him, and gave them power over all unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sicknesses, and all manner of diseases. 2 The names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon which is called also Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, otherwise called Thaddeus; 4 Simon of Canaan, and Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him. 5 These twelve did Jesus send, and commanded them, saying, "Go not into the ways that lead to the Gentiles, and in to the cities of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 Go and preach, saying that the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out the devils: Freely ye have received, freely give again. 9 Possess not gold, nor silver, nor brass in your girdles, 10 nor yet scrip towards your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet a staff: for the workman is worthy to have his meat. 11 Into whatsoever city, or town ye shall come, enquire who is worthy in it, and there abide till ye go thence. 12 And when ye come into a house, salute the same. 13 And if the house be worthy, your peace shall come upon it: but if it be not worthy, your peace shall return to you again. 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor will hear your preaching, when ye depart out of that house, or that city, shake off the dust of your feet. 15 Truly I say unto you, it shall be easier for the land of Sodom, and Gomorra, in the day of judgment, than for that city. 16 "Behold, I send you forth as sheep among wolves: Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and innocent as doves. 17 Beware of men: for they shall deliver you up to the councils, and shall scourge you in their synagogues; 18 And ye shall be brought to the head rulers and kings for my sake, in witness to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought, how, or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you even in that same hour, what ye shall say. 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your father which speaketh in you. 21 The brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son: and the children shall arise against their fathers, and mothers, and shall put them to death, 22 and ye shall be hated of all men, for my name: but he that shall endureth unto the end, shall be saved. 23 When they persecute you in one city, fly into another: I tell you for a truth, ye shall not finish all the cities of Israel, till the son of man be come. 24 The disciple is not above his Master, nor yet the servant above his Lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple to be as his Master is, and that the servant be as his Lord is. If they have called the Lord of the house Beelzebub: how much more shall they call them of his household so? 26 Fear them not therefore: there is nothing so close, that shall not be opened; and nothing so secret, that shall not be known. 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye on the housetops. 28 And fear ye not them which kill the body, and be not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body into hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? And none of them doth light on the ground, without your father. 30 And now are all the hairs of your heads numbered. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 32 Whosoever therefore shall knowledge me before men, him will I knowledge also before my father which is in heaven. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my father which is in heaven. 34 Think not, that I am come to send peace into the earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law: 36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth his father or mother more than me, is not meet for me: and he that loveth his son or daughter more than me, is not meet for me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross and followeth me, is not meet for me. 39 He that findeth his life, shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake, shall find it. 40 He that receiveth you, receiveth me; and he that receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me. 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man, shall receive the reward of a righteous man. 42 And whosoever shall give unto one of these little ones, to drink a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, I tell you of a truth, he shall not lose his reward."

Matthew 11:1-19:2

1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples, that he departed thence, to teach and preach in their cities. 2 When John, being in prison, heard the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples and said unto him, 3 "Art thou he that shall come? or, shall we look for another?" 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, "Go and show John what ye have heard and seen: 5 The blind see, the halt go, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are risen again, and the glad tidings is preached to the poor. 6 And blessed is he that is not offended by me." 7 And as they departed, Jesus began to speak unto the people, of John, "What for to see went ye out into the wilderness? Went ye to see a reed shaken in the wind? 8 Other, what went ye out for to see? Went ye to see a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. 9 But what went ye out for to see? Went ye out to see a prophet? Yea I say unto you, and more than a prophet. 10 For this is he, of whom it is written, 'Behold, I send my messenger before thy face which shall prepare thy way before thee.' 11 Verily I say unto you, Among the children of women arose there not a greater than John the Baptist: Notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of heaven, is greater than he. 12 From the time of John Baptist, hitherto, the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, 13 and they that go to it with violence pluck it unto them. For all the prophets and the law prophesied unto the time of John. 14 And also if ye will receive it, this is Elijah, which should come. 15 He that hath ears to hear withal, let him hear. 16 "But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children, which sit in the market, and call unto their fellows, 17 and say, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced; We have mourned unto you, and ye have not sorrowed. 18 For John came, neither eating nor drinking, and they say, he hath the devil. 19 The son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a glutton, and drinker of wine, and a friend unto publicans, and sinners. And neverthelater, wisdom is justified of her children." 20 Then began he to upbraid the cities, in which most of his miracles were done, because they repented not: 21 "Woe be to thee, Chorazsin! Woe be to thee, Bethsaida! for if the miracles, which were showed in you, had been done in Tyre and in Sidon: they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 Nevertheless I say to you, it shall be easier for Tyre and Sidon, at the day of judgment, than for you. 23 And thou, Capernaum, which art lift up unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the miracles, which have been done in thee, had been showed in Sodom, they had remained to this day. 24 Nevertheless, I say unto you, It shall be easier for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee." 25 At that time, Jesus answered and said, "I praise thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast opened them unto babes, 26 Even so, father: for so it pleased thee. 27 All things are given unto me of my father: And no man knoweth the son, but the father; neither knoweth any man the father, save the son, and he to whom the son will open him. 28 Come unto me all ye that labor, and are laden, and I will ease you. 29 Take my yoke on you, and learn of me; for I am meek, and lowly of heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."

Matthew 12:1-19:2

1 In that time went Jesus, on the Sabbath day, through the corn; and his disciples were a hungered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 2 When the Pharisees saw that, they said unto him, "Behold: thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the Sabbath day." 3 He said unto them, "Have ye not read what David did, when he was a hungered, and they also which were with him? 4 How he entered into the house of God, and ate the hallowed loaves, which were not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests. 5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that the priests in the temple break the Sabbath day, and yet are blameless? 6 But I say unto you, that here is one greater than the temple. 7 Wherefore if ye had wist, what this saying meaneth, 'I require mercy and not sacrifice,' ye would never have condemned innocents. 8 For the son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath day." 9 And he departed thence, and went into their synagogue, 10 and behold, there was a man, which had his hand dried up. And they asked him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal upon the Sabbath days?" Because they might accuse him. 11 And he said unto them, "Which of you would it be, if he had a sheep fallen into a pit on the Sabbath day, that would not take him and lift him out? 12 And how much is a man better then a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do a good deed on the Sabbath day." 13 Then said he to the man, "Stretch forth thy hand." And he stretched it forth, and it was made whole again like unto the other. 14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. 15 When Jesus knew that, he departed thence. And much people followed him, and he healed them all; 16 and charged them, that they should not make him known: 17 to fulfill that which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, which sayeth, 18 "Behold my child, whom I have chosen, my beloved in whom my soul delighteth: I will put my spirit on him, and he shall show judgment to the Gentiles. 19 He shall not strive, he shall not cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and flax that beginneth to burn he shall not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust." 22 Then was brought to him one possessed with a devil, which was both blind and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that he which was blind and dumb, both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, "Is not this the son of David?" 24 But when the Pharisees heard that, they said, "This fellow driveth the devils no other wise out, but by the help of Beelzebub the chief of the devils." 25 But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them, "Every kingdom divided within itself shall be brought to nought. Neither shall any city or household divided against itself, continue. 26 So if Satan cast out Satan, then is he at variance within himself. How shall then his kingdom endure? 27 Also, if I, by the help of Beelzebub, cast out devils: by whose help do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. 28 But if I cast out the devils by the spirit of God, then is the kingdom of God come on you? 29 Either how can a man enter into a strong man's house, and violently take away his goods, except he first bind the strong man, and then spoil his house? 30 He that is not with me, is against me: And he that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad. 31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, but the blasphemy of the spirit shall not be forgiven unto men. 32 And whosoever speaketh a word against the son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the holy ghost, it shall not be forgiven him: no, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good also, or else make the tree evil, and his fruit evil also. For the tree is known by his fruit. 34 O generation of vipers, how can ye say well, when ye yourselves are evil? For of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaketh. 35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth good things. And an evil man out of his evil treasure, bringeth forth evil things. 36 But I say unto you, that of every idle word, that men shall have spoken, they shall give accounts at the day of judgment. 37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified: and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." 38 Then answered certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees saying, "Master, we would fain see a sign of thee." 39 He answered them saying, "The evil and adulterous generation seeketh a sign; but there shall no sign be given to them, but the sign of the prophet Jonah: 40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 The men of Nineveh shall rise at the day of judgment with this nation, and condemn them: for they amended at the preaching of Jonah. And behold, a greater than Jonah is here. 42 The queen of the south shall rise at the day of judgment with this generation, and shall condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the world, to hear the wisdom of Solomon. And behold, a greater than Solomon is here. 43 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh throughout dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 Then he sayeth, 'I will return again into my house, from whence I came out.' And when he is come, he findeth the house empty and swept, and garnished. 45 Then he goeth his way, and taketh unto him seven other spirits worse than himself, and so enter they in and dwell there. And the end of that man is worse than the beginning. Even so shall it be with this evil nation." 46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without the doors, desiring to speak with him. 47 Then one said unto him, "Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee." 48 He answered and said to him that told him, "Who is my mother? Or who are my brethren?" 49 And he stretched forth his hand over his disciples, and said, "Behold my mother and my brethren. 50 For whosoever doth my father's will which is in heaven, the same is my brother, my sister, and my mother."

Matthew 13:1-19:2

1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the seaside. 2 And much people resorted unto him; so greatly that he went and sat in a ship, and all the people stood on the shore. 3 And he spake many things to them in similitudes, saying, "Behold, the sower went forth to sow. 4 And as he sowed, some fell by the wayside, and the fowls came, and devoured it up. 5 Some fell upon stony ground where it had not much earth, and anon it sprung up, because it had no depth of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, it caught heat, and for lack of rooting withered away. 7 Some fell among thorns, and the thorns sprung up and choked it. 8 Part fell in good ground, and brought forth good fruit: some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 9 Whosoever hath ears to hear, let him hear." 10 And the disciples came, and said to him, "Why speakest thou to them in parables?" 11 He answered, and said unto them, "It is given unto you to know the secrets of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given: and he shall have abundance. But whosoever hath not: from him shall be taken away even that same that he hath. 13 Therefore speak I to them in similitudes: For though they see, they see not; and hearing, they hear not, neither understand. 14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, which prophecy saith, 'With the ears ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and with the eyes ye shall see, and shall not perceive." 15 For this people's hearts are waxed gross. And their ears were dull of hearing, and their eyes have they closed, lest they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their hearts, and should turn, that I might heal them. 16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see, and your ears, for they hear. 17 "Verily I say unto you, that many prophets and perfect men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. 18 Hear ye therefore the similitude of the sower. 19 Whosoever heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, there cometh the evil man, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. And this is he which was sown by the wayside. 20 But he that was sown in the stony ground, is he which heareth the word of God, and anon with joy receiveth it, 21 yet hath no roots in himself, and therefore dureth but a season: for as soon as tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he falleth. 22 He that was sown among thorns, is he that heareth the word of God, but the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches choke the word, and so is he made unfruitful. 23 He which is sown in the good ground, is he, that heareth the word and understandeth it, which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some a hundredfold, some sixtyfold, and some thirtyfold." 24 Another similitude put he forth, unto them saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like unto a man which sowed good seed in his field. 25 But while men slept, there came his foe, and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 When the blade was sprung up, and had brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. 27 The servants then came to the householder, and said unto him, 'Sir, sowest not thou good seed in thy close, from whence then hath it tares?' 28 But he said to them, 'The envious man hath done this.' Then the servants said unto him, 'Wilt thou then that we go and weed them out?' 29 But he said, 'Nay, lest while ye go about to weed out the tares, ye pluck up also with them the wheat by the roots. 30 Let both grow together till harvest come: and in time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, Gather ye first the tares, and bind them in sheaves to be burnt: but gather the wheat into my barn.'" 31 Another parable he put forth unto them saying, "The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man taketh and soweth in his field, which is the least of all seeds. 32 But when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and it is a tree: so that the birds of the air come, and build in the branches of it." 33 Another similitude said he to them, "The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven which a woman taketh and hideth in three pecks of meal, till all be leavened." 34 All these things spake Jesus unto the people by similitudes, and with out similitudes spake he nothing to them, 35 to fulfill that which was spoken by the prophet saying, "I will open my mouth in similitudes, and will speak forth things which have been kept secret from the beginning of the world." 36 Then sent Jesus the people away, and came to house. And his disciples came unto him, saying, "Declare unto us the similitude of the tares in the field." 37 Then answered he and said to them, "He that soweth the good seed, is the son of man, 38 and the field is the world. And the children of the kingdom, they are the good seed. And the tares are the children of the wicked. 39 And the enemy that soweth them is the devil. The harvest is the end of the world. And the reapers be the angels. 40 For even as the tares are gathered, and burnt in the fire, so shall it be in the end of this world. 41 The son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that do offend, and all them which do iniquity, 42 and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then shall the just men shine as bright as the sun in the kingdom of their father. Whosoever hath ears to hear, let him hear. 44 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in the field, the which a man findeth and hideth it: and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field. 45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant, that seeketh good pearls, 46 which when he had found one precious pearl, went and sold all that he had, and bought it. 47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net cast into the sea, that gathereth of all kinds: 48 the which when it is full, men draw to land, and sit and gather the good into their vessels, and cast the bad away. 49 So shall it be at the end of the world. The angels shall go out and sever the bad from the good, 50 and shall cast them into a furnace of fire. There shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth." 51 Jesus said unto them, "Understand ye all these things?" They said, "Yea, Lord." 52 Then said he unto them, "Therefore every scribe which is taught unto the kingdom of heaven, is like a householder, which bringeth forth, out of his treasure, things both new and old." 53 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these similitudes, that he departed thence, 54 and came in to his own country, and taught them in their synagogues, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, "Whence cometh all this wisdom and power unto him? 55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And his brethren be called, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 And are not his sisters all here with us? Whence hath he all these things?" 57 And they were offended by him. Then Jesus said unto them, "A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and among his own kin." 58 And he did not many miracles there, for their unbelief's sake.

Matthew 14:1-19:2

1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 2 and said unto his servants, "This is John the Baptist; he is risen again from death, and therefore are such miracles wrought by him." 3 For Herod had taken John and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. 4 For John said unto him, "It is not lawful for thee to have her." 5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the people, because they counted him as a prophet. 6 But when Herod's birthday was come, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. 7 Wherefore he promised with an oath, that he would give her whatsoever she would ask. 8 And she, being informed of her mother before, said, "Give me here John Baptist's head in a platter." 9 And the King sorrowed: nevertheless for his oath's sake, and for their sakes, which sat also at the table, he commanded it to be given her. 10 And sent and beheaded John in the prison, 11 and his head was brought in a platter, and given to the damsel, and she brought it to her mother. 12 And his disciples came, and took up his body, and buried it: And went and told Jesus. 13 When Jesus had heard that, he departed thence by ship into a desert place out of the way. And when the people had heard thereof, they followed him afoot out of their cities. 14 And Jesus went forth and saw much people: and his heart did melt upon them, and he healed of them those that were sick. 15 When even was come, his disciples came to him saying, "This is a desert place, and the day is spent, let the people depart that they may go in to the towns, and buy them victuals." 16 But Jesus said unto them, "They have no need to go away: Give ye them to eat." 17 Then said they unto him, "We have here but five loaves, and two fishes." 18 And he said, "Bring them hither to me." 19 And he commanded the people to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 And they did all eat, and were sufficed. And they gathered up of the gobbets that remained twelve baskets full. 21 And they that ate were in number about five thousand men, besides women and children. 22 And straightway Jesus made his disciples enter into a ship, and to go over before him, while he sent the people away. 23 And as soon as he had sent the people away, he went up into a mountain alone to pray. And when night was come he was there himself alone. 24 And the ship was now in the midst of the sea, and was tossed with waves, for it was a contrary wind. 25 In the fourth watch of the night, Jesus came unto them, walking on the sea: 26 and when his disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, "It is some spirit," and cried out for fear. 27 And straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, "Be of good cheer, it is I, be not afraid." 28 Peter answered him, and said, "Master, if thou be he, bid me come unto thee on the water." 29 And he said, "Come." And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. 30 But when he saw a mighty wind, he was afraid. And as he began to sink, he cried, saying, "Master save me." 31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said to him, "O thou of little faith: wherefore didst thou doubt?" 32 And as soon as they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, "Of a truth thou art the son of God." 34 And when they were come over, they went into the land of Gennesaret. 35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were sick, 36 and besought him, that they might touch the hem of his vesture only. And as many as touched it, were made whole.

Matthew 15:1-19:2

1 Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees from Jerusalem, saying, 2 "Why do thy disciples transgress the traditions of the elders? For they wash not their hands, when they eat bread." 3 He answered, and said unto them, "Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God, through your traditions? 4 For God commanded, saying, 'Honour thy father and mother,' and, 'He that curseth father or mother, shall suffer death.' 5 But ye say, 'Every man shall say to his father or mother: That which thou desirest of me to help thee with, is given God.' 6 And so shall he not honour his father or his mother. And thus have ye made, that the commandment of God is without effect, through your traditions. 7 Hypocrites; well prophesied of you Isaiah, saying, 8 'This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouths, and honoureth me with their lips, howbeit their hearts are far from me: 9 But in vain they worship me, teaching doctrines which are nothing but men's precepts.'" 10 And he called the people unto him, and said to them, "Hear and understand. 11 That which goeth into the mouth, defileth not the man: but that which cometh out of the mouth, defileth the man." 12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, "Perceivest thou not, how that the Pharisees are offended in hearing this saying?" 13 He answered, and said, "All plants which my heavenly father hath not planted, shall be plucked up by the roots. 14 Let them alone, they be the blind leaders of the blind. If the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch." 15 Then answered Peter and said to him, "Declare unto us this parable." 16 Then said Jesus, "Are ye yet without an understanding? 17 Perceive ye not, that whatsoever goeth in at the mouth, descendeth down into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? 18 But those things which proceed out of the mouth come from the heart, and they defile the man. 19 For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, breaking of wedlock, whoredom, theft, false witness-bearing, blasphemy. 20 These are the things which defile a man. But to eat with unwashen hands, defileth not a man." 21 And Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22 And behold, a woman which was a Canaanite came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, "Have mercy on me Lord, thou son of David, my daughter is piteously vexed with a devil." 23 And he gave her never a word to answer. Then came to him his disciples, and besought him saying, "Send her away, for she followeth us crying." 24 He answered, and said, "I am not sent, but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel." 25 Then she came and worshipped him, saying, "Master, help me." 26 He answered and said, "It is not good to take the children's bread, and to cast it to whelps." 27 She answered and said, "It is truth, nevertheless the whelps eat of the crumbs, which fall from their masters' table." 28 Then Jesus answered, and said unto her, "O woman great is thy faith, be it to thee, even as thou desirest." And her daughter was made whole even at that same hour. 29 Then Jesus went away from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee, and went up in to a mountain, and sat down there. 30 And much people came unto him, having with them halt, blind, dumb, maimed, and other many: and cast them down at Jesus' feet. And he healed them, 31 insomuch that the people wondered, to see the dumb speak, the maimed whole; and the halt to go, the blind to see. And they glorified the God of Israel. 32 Then Jesus called his disciples to him and said, "I have compassion on the people, because they have continued with me now three days, and have nought to eat: and I will not let them depart fasting lest they perish in the way." 33 And his disciples said unto him, "Whence should we get so much bread in the wilderness as should suffice so great a multitude?" 34 And Jesus said unto them, "How many loaves have ye?" And they said, "Seven, and a few little fishes." 35 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground; 36 And took the seven loaves, and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 37 And they did all eat, and were sufficed. And they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full. 38 And yet they that ate were four thousand men, beside women and children. 39 And he sent away the people, and took ship and came into the parts of Magdala.

Matthew 16:1-19:2

1 Then came to him the Pharisees with the Sadducees also, and did tempt him, desiring him to show them some sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said unto them, "At even ye say, 'We shall have fair weather,' and that because the sky is red: 3 And in the morning, ye say, 'Today shall be foul weather,' and that because the sky is cloudy and red. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the fashion of the sky: and can ye not discern the signs of the times? 4 The forward nation, and adulterous, seeketh a sign: and there shall none other sign be given unto them, but the sign of the prophet Jonah." So left he them and departed. 5 And when his disciples were come to the other side of the water, they had forgotten to take bread with them. 6 Then Jesus said unto them, "Take heed, and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees." 7 And they thought in themselves, saying, "Because we have brought no bread with us." 8 When Jesus understood that, he said unto them, "O ye of little faith, why are your minds cumbered because ye have brought no bread? 9 Do ye not yet perceive, neither remember those five loaves, when there were five thousand men, and how many baskets took ye up? 10 Neither the seven loaves, when there were four thousand, and how many baskets took ye up? 11 Why perceive ye not, then, that I spake not unto you of bread, when I said, 'Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?'" 12 Then understood they, how that he bade not them beware of the leaven of bread: but of the doctrine of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees. 13 When Jesus came into the coasts of the city which is called Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples saying, "Whom do men say that I, the son of man, am?" 14 They said, "Some say that thou art John Baptist, some Elijah, some Jeremiah, or one of the prophets." 15 He said unto them, "But whom say ye that I am?" 16 Simon Peter answered, and said, "Thou art Christ, the son of the living God." 17 And Jesus answered, and said to him, "Happy art thou, Simon the son of Jonas, for flesh and blood hath not opened unto thee that, but my father which is in heaven. 18 And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter. And upon this rock, I will build my congregation: and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatsoever thou bindest upon earth, it shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou loosest on earth, it shall be loosed in heaven." 20 Then he charged his disciples, that they should tell no man that he was Jesus Christ. 21 From that time forth, Jesus began to show unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders, and of the high priests, and of the scribes; and must be killed, and rise again the third day. 22 But Peter took him aside, and began to rebuke him saying, "Master, favor thyself, this shall not come unto thee." 23 Then turned he about, and said unto Peter, "Come after me, Satan: thou offendest me, because thou savourest not Godly things, but worldly things." 24 Jesus then said to his disciples. "If any man will follow me, let him forsake himself, and take up his cross and follow me. 25 For whosoever will save his life, shall lose it. And whosoever shall lose his life for my sake, shall find it. 26 What shall it profit a man, though he should win all the whole world, if he lose his own soul? Or else, what shall a man give to redeem his soul again withal? 27 For the son of man shall come in the glory of his father, with his angels, and then shall he reward every man according to his deeds. 28 Verily I say unto you, some there be among them that here stand, which shall not taste of death, till they shall have seen the son of man come in his kingdom."

Matthew 17:1-19:2

1 And after six days Jesus took Peter and James and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain out of the way, 2 and was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his clothes were as white as the light. 3 And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elijah talking with him. 4 Then answered Peter, and said to Jesus, "Master here is good being for us. If thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles, one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." 5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud shadowed them. And behold, there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, "This is my dear son, in whom I delight; hear him." 6 And when the disciples heard that, they fell on their faces, and were sore afraid. 7 And Jesus came and touched them, and said, "Arise and be not afraid." 8 Then lift they up their eyes, and when they looked up, they saw no man, save Jesus only. 9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, "See that ye tell the vision to no man, till the son of man be risen again from death." 10 And his disciples asked of him, saying, "Why then say the scribes, that Elijah must first come?" 11 Jesus answered, and said unto them, "Elijah shall first come, and restore all things. 12 And I say unto you, that Elijah is come already: And they knew him not, but have done unto him whatsoever they lusted. In likewise shall also the son of man suffer of them." 13 Then the disciples perceived that he spake unto them of John Baptist. 14 And when they were come to the people, there came to him a certain man; and kneeled down to him, and said, 15 "Master have mercy on my son, for he is lunatic, and is sore vexed. And ofttimes, he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not heal him." 17 Jesus answered and said, "O generation faithless, and crooked: how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him hither to me." 18 And Jesus rebuked the devil, and he came out of him: and the child was healed even that same hour. 19 Then came the disciples to Jesus secretly, and said, "Why could not we cast him out?" 20 Jesus said unto them, "Because of your unbelief. For I say verily unto you, if ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye should say unto this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and he should remove: Neither should any thing be impossible for you to do. 21 Howbeit, this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting." 22 As they passed the time in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, "The son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men, 23 and they shall kill him, and the third day he shall rise again." And they sorrowed greatly. 24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that were wont to gather poll money, came to Peter and said, "Doth your Master pay tribute?" 25 He said, "Yea." And when he was come into the house, Jesus spake first to him, saying, "What thinkest thou Simon? Of whom do the kings of the earth take tribute, or poll money? Of their children, or of strangers?" 26 Peter said unto him, "Of strangers." Then said Jesus unto him again, "Then are the children free. 27 Nevertheless, lest we should offend them, go to the sea and cast in thine angle, and take the fish that first cometh up: and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of twenty pence: that take, and pay for me and thee."

Matthew 18:1-19:2

1 The same time the disciples came to Jesus saying, "Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?" 2 Jesus called a child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, "Verily, I say unto you, Except ye turn, and become as children, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whosoever receiveth such a child in my name, receiveth me. 6 But whosoever offend one of these little ones, which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Woe be unto the world because of evil offenses! Howbeit, it cannot be avoided but that offenses shall be given. Nevertheless, woe be to the man, by whom the offense cometh. 8 "Wherefore if thy hand, or thy foot, offend thee, cut him off, and cast him from thee. It is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed; rather than thou shouldest, having two hands or two feet, be cast in to everlasting fire. 9 And if also thine eye offend thee, pluck him out and cast him from thee. It is better for thee to enter in to life with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hellfire. 10 See that ye despise not one of these little ones. For I say unto you, that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my father, which is in heaven. 11 Yea, and the son of man is come to save that which is lost. 12 How think ye? If a man have a hundred sheep, and one of them should be gone astray, doth he not leave ninety and nine in the mountains, and go and seek that one which is gone astray? 13 If it happen that he find him, verily I say unto you, He rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine, which went not astray. 14 Even so, it is not the will of your father in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. 15 "Moreover, if thy brother trespass against thee, Go and tell him his fault between him and thee alone. If he hear thee, thou hast won thy brother: 16 But if he hear thee not, then take yet with thee one or two, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses, all things may be established. 17 If he hear not them, tell it unto the congregation: if he hear not the congregation, take him as a heathen man, and as a publican. 18 Verily I say unto you whatsoever ye bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven. And whatsoever ye loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again, I say unto you that if two of you shall agree, in earth, upon any manner thing, whatsoever they shall desire; it shall be given them of my father which is in heaven. 20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them." 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, "Master, how oft shall I forgive my brother, if he sin against me? Shall I forgive him seven times?" 22 Jesus said unto him, "I say not unto thee seven times: but seventy times seven times. 23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain King, which would take accounts of his servants. 24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents: 25 Whom, because he had nought to pay, his Master commanded him to be sold: and his wife, and his children, and all that he had; and payment to be made. 26 The servant fell down and besought him saying, 'Sir, give me respite, and I will pay it every whit.' 27 Then had the Lord pity on that servant, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28 And the said servant went out and found one of his fellows, which owed him a hundred pence. And laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, 'Pay me that thou owest.' 29 And his fellow fell down, and besought him, saying, 'Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.' 30 And he would not, but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 When his other fellows saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their Lord all that had happened. 32 Then his Lord called him, and said unto him, 'O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou praydest me: 33 Was it not mete also, that thou shouldest have had compassion on thy fellow, even as I had pity on thee?' 34 And his Lord was wroth, and delivered him to the jailers, till he should pay all that was due to him. 35 So like wise shall my heavenly father do unto you, except ye forgive with your hearts, each one to his brother their trespasses."

Matthew 19:1-2

1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished those sayings, he got him from Galilee, and came in to the coasts of Jewry beyond Jordan; 2 and much people followed him, and he healed them there.

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