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20 When the men were come unto him, they said, John 4 Jesus answered and said Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that unto them, Go and shew should come? ar look we for another? John again those things 21 And, in that same hour he cured many of their infir- which ye do hear and see: mities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many 5 The blind receive their that were blind, he gave sight. sight, and the lame walk, the

22 Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, lepers are cleansed, and the and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how deaf hear, the dead are raised that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed. up, and the poor have the the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel gospel preached to them is preached 6 And blessed is he who23 And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in soever shall not be offended

me.

in me.

3 Jesus takes occasion to discourse of John: greater than a prophet.

MATTHEW XI.

7 And as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? a reed shaken with the wind?

8 But what went ye out for 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? 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 them

that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force. 13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias which was for to come.

15 Hethat hath ears to hear, let him hear.

LUKE VII.

24 And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness for to see? A reed shaken with the wind?

25 But what went ye out for to see? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which ARE GORGEOUSLY APPARELLED, AND

live delicately, are in kings' courts.

26 But what went ye out for to see? A Prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and MOCH more than a prophet.

27 This is he, of whom it is written, Be

hold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

28 For I say unto you, Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.

29 AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT HEARD him, AND THE PUBLICANS, JUSTIFIED GOD, BEING

BAPTIZED WITH THE BAPTISM OF JOHN.

30 BUT THE PHARISEES AND LAWYERS REJECTED THE COUNCIL OF GOD AGAINST THEMSELVES, BEING NOT BAPTIZED OF HIM.

4 God's mercy is frustrated, whenever his messengers are rejected.

LUKE VII.

31 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? and to what are they like?

32 They are like unto children sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned to you, and ye have not wept.

33 For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.

34 The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners!

35 But wisdom is justified of all her children.

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MATTHEW XI.

16 But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, and calling un-. to their fellows.

17 And saying, We have piped unto you, and ye have not danced: we have mourned unto you, and ye have not lamented.

18 For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil.

19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children.

5 Unfaithful cities, warned of sin, yet invited to mercy.

MATTHEW XI.

20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:

21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! 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 in sackcloth and ashes.

22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

23 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been doue in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

SEC. XXX.

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25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

27 All things are delivered 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 whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you

rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

REMARKABLE CONVERTS:
SECOND CIRCUIT.

MARK II. LUKE VII. & VIII.

1 One convert invites his Lord to eat; godliness is hospitable, v. 36.

NAIN.

2 Another convert anoints her Lord's feet with costly ointment; piety is liberal, v. 87-50.

LUKE VII.

36 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went unto the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat.

$7 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of ointment,

33 And stood at his feet behind him weeping, and began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the hairs of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment.

39 Now when the Pharisoes which had bidden him saw it. he spake within himself, saying. This man, if he wore a prophot, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him

for she is a sinner.

40 And Jesus answering said unto him, Simon, 1 have somewhat to say unto thee. And he saith, Master, say on.

41 There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty.

42 And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both.

therefore, which of them will love him most?

43 Simon answered and said, suppose that he to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast rightly.judged.

44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.

45 Thou gavest me no kiss: but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.

46 My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment.

47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

48 Aud he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven.

49 And they that sat at meat with htm began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also?

50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith Tell me hath saved thee: go in peace.

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AND it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and HOUSE. shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,

20 AND THE MULTITUDE COMETH TOGETHER AGAIN, SO THAT THEY

2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, COULD NOT SO MUCH AS EAT BREAD. out of whom went seven devils,

21 AND WHEN HIS FRIENDS

3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, HEARD of it, THEY WENT OUT TO and Susanna, and many others, which ministered LAY HOLD ON HIM: FOR THEY unto him of their substance. SAID, HE IS BESIDE HIMSELF.

SEC. XXXI.

GREAT CURE: GREAT SIN;
GREAT SIGN.

MATTHEW XII. MARK III.

1 The blind and dumb demoniac healed: to the amazement of all.
MATTHEW XII.

22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the

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blind and dumb both spake and saw. 23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 2 The blasphemy against the Holy Ghost: its nature and guilt. MATTHEW XII

24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.

25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?

27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your Judges.

28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.

.29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will 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 against the Holy Ghost 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, neither in this world, neither in the world to come. 33 Either make the tree good, and his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.

34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.

35 A good man out of the good treasure of the heart bringeth forth good things: and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things.

36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37 For by thy words thon shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

MARK III.

22 And THE SCRIBES WHICH CAME DOWN FROM JÉRUSALEM SAID, HE HATH BEELZEBUB, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils.

23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them IN PARABLES, HOW CAN SATAN CAST OUT SATAN? 24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end,

27 No man can enter in

to a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house.

28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies WHERE WITH SOEVER THEY SHALL BLAS

PHEME:

29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never for riveness, BUT IS IN DANGE OF ETERNAL DAMNATION:

30 BECAUSE THEY SID, HE HATH AN UNCL CAN

SPIRIT.

3 The sign; unbelievers condemned by Nineveh; by the Queen of Sheba.

MATTHEW XII.

38 Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.

39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet

Jonas:

40 For as Jonas 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 in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth 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 through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44 Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he his come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.

42 The queen of the south shall rise up
4 Jesus decides who are his nearest relatives; those who love and obey him.

MATTHEW XII.

46 While he yet talked to the people, benold, his mother and his brethren stood without, 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 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren !

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

SEC. XXXII.

MARK III.

31 There came then his brethren, and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him.

32 AND THE MULTITUDE SAT ABOUT HIM, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

34 And HE LOOKED ROUND ABOUT ON THEM WHICH SAT ABOUT HIM, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

35 For whosoever shall do THE WILL OF Gop, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

A SERMON IN PARABLES. MATTHEW XIII, MARK IV. LUKE VIII. 1 Preaches from a ship to a crowd on the shore.

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THE LAKE.

LUKE VIII.

AND he began again to teach by THE SAME DAY WENT JESUS OUT 4 And when the sea-side and there was gather- OF THE HOUSE, AND SAT BY THE SEA much people ed unto him a great multitude, so SIDE.

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were gathered

that he entered into a ship, and sat 2 And great multitudes were ga- together, and in the soa; and the whole multitude thered together unto him, so that he were come to was by the sea on the land. went into a ship, and sat; and the him OUT OF whole multitude stood on the shore. EVERY CITY, 3 And he spake many things unto he spake by a them in parables, saying, parable:

2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,

2 Parable of the sower: wayside, stony ground, among thorns, and good ground hearers.

MARK IV.

3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow :

4 And it came to pass, as he sow.

MATTHEW XIII.

3 Behold, a sower went forth to sow;

LUKE VIII.

5 A sower went out to sow his seed:

4 And when he sowed, some and as he sowed,

ed, some fell by the way side, seeds fell by the way side, and some fell by the way and the fowls of the air came the fowls came and devoured side; and it was trodden and devoured it up. them up: down, and the fowls of the air devoured it.

5 And some fell on stony 5 Some fell upon stony ground, where it had not much places, where they had not earth; and immediately it much earth and forthwith sprang up, because it had no they sprung up, because they depth of earth: had no deepness of earth: 6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away.

6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away.

7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and 7 And some fell among choked it, and it yielded no fruit. thorns; and the thorns 8 And other fell on good ground, sprung up, and choked them: and did yield fruit that sprang 8 But other fell into good up and increased; and brought ground, and brought forth forth, some thirty, and some fruit, some an hundredfold, sixty, and some an hundred. some sixtyfold, some thirty9 And he said unto them, He fold. that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

6 And some fell UPON A ROCK: and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture.

7 And some fell a mong thorns; and the thorns SPRANG UP WITH IT, and choked it.

8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundred fold. AND WHEN HE HAD SAID

THESE THINGS, HE CRIED, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

3 Why he spake in Parables; to seal the self-hardened; to fulfil prophecy.
MATTHEW XIII.

10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?

11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries 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 more adundance; but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall

4 Other Parables: the tares and wheat;

hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous 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.

ungodly spared for the sake of the godly. MATTHEW XIII.

24 Another parable put he forth unto thern, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:

25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.

26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.

27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?

29 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?

29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.

30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them but gather the wheat into my barn.

5 The prosperous husbandman; good seed grows, though imperceptibly.

MARK IV.

26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground;

27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.

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