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and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, save Naaman the Syrian.

SEC. XVI.

28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath.

29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill, whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way.

JESUS INCREASES HIS LABOURS
AND LABOURERS.

MATTHEW IV. MARK I. LUKE IV.

1 Christ resorts to Capernaum-for protection-to answer prophecy.

MATTHEW IV.

12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee :

MARK I.

CAPER-
NAUM.

LUKE IV. 31 And

14 Now after that John was put in pri- c a me 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Ca- son, Jesus came in- DOWN to pernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of to Galilee, PREACH- CAPERZabulon and Nephthalim:

the

ING THE GOSPEL OF NAUM, A

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by THE KINGDOM OF CITY of Esaias the prophet, saying, GOD, Galilee. 15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by 15 And saying, way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; THE TIME IS FULFIL16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; LED, and the kingand to them which sat in the region and shadow of death dom of God is at light has sprung up. hand: repent ye,

17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, AND BELIEVE THE Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

GOSPEL.

2 Thus preaches more clearly, having lost the aid of John, and calls more disciples.

MATTHEW IV.

18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

MARK I.

16 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

18 And straightway they forsook their nets, and followed him.

19 And when he had gone, A LITTLE FUR21 And going on from thence, he saw THER THENCE, he saw James the son of other two brethren, James the son of Ze- Zebedee, and John his brother, who also bedee, and John his brother, in a ship were in the ship mending their nets. with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

20 And straightway he called them and they left their father Zebedee in the ship 22 And they immediately left the ship WITH THE HIRED SERVANTS, and went after and their father, and followed him.

SEC. XVII.

him.

A SABBATH'S TOIL.
MATTHEW VIII. MARK I. LUKE IV.
1 Christ's first visit to the synagogue at Capernaum.

MARK I.

21 And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught. 22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

CAPERNAUM.

LUKE IV.

31 And taught them on the sabbath days.

32 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for HIS

WORD WAS WITH POWER.

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23 And there was in their synagogue a 33 And in the synagoguge there was a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, man, which Lad a spirit oF AN UNCLEAN 24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we DEVIL, and cried out WITH A LOUD Voice, to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

34 Saying, Let us alone; what have ve to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God.

25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. 26 And when the unclean spirit had torn thy peace, and come out of him. 35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold him, and cried with a loud voice, he came when THE DEVIL HAD THROWN HIM IN THE

out of him.

And

27 And they were all amazed, insomuch MIDST, he came out of him, AND HURT HIM that they questioned among themselves,

NOT.

saying, What thing is this? what new doc- 36 And they were all amazed, and spake trine is this? for with authority command- among themselves, saying, WHAT A WORD eth he even the unclean spirits, and they IS THIS! for with authority and power he do obey him. commandeth the unclean spirits, and they

28 And immediately his fame abroad throughout all the region about Galilee.

spread come out.

round 37 And the fame of him went out into
every place of the country round about

3 The mother of Peter's wife cured of a fever: by a command.
MARK I.

LUKE IV.

MATTHEW VIII.

29 And forthwith, when they were 38 And he AROSE OUT of 14 And when come out of the synagogue, they entered the synagogue, and entered Jesus was come into the house of Simon and Andrew, into Simon's house. And Si- into Peter's house, with James and John. mon's wife's mother WAS he saw his wife's

30 But Simon's wife's mother lay sick TAKEN WITH A GREAT FE- mother laid, and of a fever, and anon they tell him of VER; and they BESOUGHT sick of a fever.

her.

HIM FOR HER.
39 AND HE

15 And he touch31 And he came and took her by the HER, AND REBUKED THE FE- the fever left her: STOOD OVER ed her hand, and hand, and lifted her up; and imme- VER; and it left her: and and she arose, and diately the fever left her, and she min- immediately she arose and ministered istered unto them.

LUKE IV.

ministered unto them.

4 The day closed with divers miracles.

MARK I.

them.

MATTHEW VIII.

unto

40 Now when the sun was 32 And at even, when the sun 16 When the even was setting, all they that had any did set, they brought unto come, they brought unto sick with divers diseases him all that were diseased, AND him many that were posbrought them unto him; THEM THAT WERE POSSESSED sessed with devils: and he and he laid his hands on WITH DEVILS. cast out the spirits WITH every one of them, and healHIS WORD, and healed all that were sick :

ed them.

33 AND ALL THE CITY WAS GATHERED TOGETHER AT THE DOOR.

17 THAT IT MIGHT BE FULFILLED WHICH WAS

41 And devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art Christ the 34 And he healed many that SPOKEN BY ESAIAS THE Son of God. And he rebuk- were sick of divers diseases, and PROPHET, SAYING, HIMing them suffered them not cast out many devils; and suf- SELF TOOK OUR INFIRMIto speak for they knew fered not the devils to speak, TIES, AND BARE OUR SICKthat he was Christ.

SEC. XVIII.

because they knew him.

NESSES.

FIRST GENERAL CIRCUIT.

MATTHEW IV. MARK I. LUKE IV.

1 Prepares, by secret and early devotions, for extending his labours.

MARK I.

TOWNS OF
GALILEE.

LUKE. IV

35 And in the morning, rising up a great while 42 And when it was day he before day he went out, and departed into a solitary departed, and went into a deser place, and there prayed.

place

2 A wide field of exertion planned, entered upon, and accomplished:

MARK I.

36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him.

37 And when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee.

LUKE IV.

MATTHEW IV. 42 And THE PEOPLE SOUGHT 23 And Jesus WENT HIM, AND CAME UNTO HIM, AND ABOUT ALL GALILEE, STAYED HIM, THAT HE SHOULD teachingin their synNOT DEPART FROM THEM. agogues, and PREACH43 AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, ING THE GOSPEL OF 38 And he said unto them, Let us go I MUST PREACH THE KING- THE KINGDOM, AND into the next towns, that I may preach DOM OF GOD TO OTHER CITIES HEALING ALL MANthere also for therefore came I forth. ALSO FOR THEREFORE AM NER OF SICKNESS AND 39 And he preached in their syna- I SENT. ALL MANNER OF DISgogues throughout all Galilee, and 44 And he preached in EASE AMONG THE cast out devils. the synagogues of Galilee. PEOPLE.

3 His great popularity: many and marvellous miracles.

MATTHEW IV.

24 And his fame went throughout all Syria and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatick, and those

SEC. XIX.

that had the palsy; and he healed them.

25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judæa, and from beyond Jordan.

SERMON ON THE MOUNT.

MATTHEW V. 1-48.

1 First part-the Beatitudes enumerated.
MATTHEW V.

1 AND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

NEAR CAPER-
NAUM.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake,

:

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

2 Second part-Christian character illustrated.

MATTHEW V.

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that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least

in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the SEC. XX.

cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths.

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right check, turn to him the other also.

40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

44 But I say unto you, Love your ene mies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute

you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

SERMON ON THE MOUNT. MATTHEW VI. VII. & VIII. 1 Third part-Christian duty enforced.

MATTHEW VI.

1 TAKE heed that ye do not your alms before meu, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

NEAR CAPERNAUM.

2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory

of men. Verliy I say unto you, They have [ their reward.

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine almıs may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And 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 if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 Moreover, when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to 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 thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal;

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment.

26 Behold the fowls of the air for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith?

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

2 Fourth part-Christian danger disclosed. MATTHEW VII. AND VIII.; I.

1 JUDGE not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother,

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