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The Pharisees reproved.

What defileth a man. hands oft, eat not, holding the more to do ought for his father tradition of the elders.

or his mother: 4 And when they come from 13 Making the word of God the market, except they wash of none effect through your trathey eat not. And many other dition, which ye have delivered: things there be which they have and many such like things do ye. received to hold, as the washing 14 And when he had called of cups,


pots, brazen vessels, all the people unto him, he said and of tables.

unto them, Hearken unto me 5 Then the Pharisees and every oneof you, and understand. scribes asked him, Why walk 15 There is nothing from not thy disciples according to without a man, that entering the tradition of the elders, but into him, can defile him: but the eat bread with unwashen hands? things which come out of him,

6 He answered and said unto those are they that defile the them, Well hath Esaias prophe- man. sied of you hypocrites, as it is 16 If any man have ears to written, This people honoureth hear, let him hear. me with their lips, but their 17 And when he was entered heart is far from me.

into the house from the people, 7 Howbeit, in vain do they his disciples asked him concernworship me, teaching for doc- ing the parable. trines the commandments of - 18 And he saith unto them, men.

Are ye so without understanding 8 For laying aside the com- also? Do ye not perceive, that mandment of God, ye hold the whatsoever thing from without tradition of men, as the washing entereth into the man, it cannot of pots and cups: and many defile him ; other such like things ye do. 19 Because it entereth not

9 And he said unto them, into his heart, but into the belly, Full well ye reject the com- and goeth out into the draught, mandment of God, that ye may purging all meats ? keep your own tradition.

20 And he said, That which 10 For Moses said, Honour cometh out of the man, that thy father and thy mother; and, defileth the man. Whoso curseth father or mother, 21 For from within, out of let him die the death:

the heart of men, proceed evil 11 But ye say, If a man shall thoughts, adulteries, fornications, say to his father or mother, It is murders, Corban, that is to say, a gift, by 22 Thefts, covetousness, wickwhatsoever thou mightest be edness, deceit, lasciviousness, an profited by me: he shall be free. evil eye, blasphemy, pride, fool

12 And ye suffer him no ishness:


The Canaanite's daughter,

MARK, and the deaf and dumb healed. 23 All these evil things come 33 And he took him aside from within, and defile the man. from the multitude, and put his

24 And from thence he fingers into his ears, and he spit, arose, and went into the borders and touched his tongue; of Tyre and Sidon, and entered 34 And looking up to heaven, into an house, and would have he sighed, and saith unto him, no man know it; but he could Ephphatha, that is, Be not be hid.

35 And straightway his ears 25 For a certain woman,whose were opened, and the string of young daughter had an unclean his tongue was loosed, and he spirit, heard of him, and came spake plain. and fell at his feet:

36 And he charged them that 26 The woman was a Greek, they should tell no man: but a Syrophenician by nation: and the more he charged them, so she besought him that he would much the more a great deal cast forth the devil out of her they published it; daughter.

37 And were beyond measure 27 But Jesus said unto her, astonished, saying, He hath done Let the children first be filled : all things well : he maketh both for it is not meet to take the the deaf to hear, and the dumb children's bread, and to cast it to speak. unto the dogs.

CHAP. VIII. 28 And she answered and said Four thousand miraculously fed. , :

the dogs under table eat children's crumbs.

nothing to eat, Jesus called his 29 And he said unto her, For disciples unto him, and saith this saying go thy way; the devil unto them, is gone out of thy daughter. 2 I have compassion on the

30 And when she was come to multitude, because they have her house, she found the devil now been with me three days, gone out, and her daughter laid and have nothing to eat: upon the bed.

3 And if I send them away 31 | And again, departing fasting to their own houses, they from the coasts of Tyre and will faint by the way: for divers Sidon, he came unto the sea of of them came from far. Galilee, through the midst of the 4 And his disciples answered coasts of Decapolis.

him, From whence can a man 32 And they bring unto him satisfy these men with bread one that was deaf, and had an here in the wilderness? impediment in his speech; and 5 And he asked them, How they beseech him to put his many loaves have ye? And they hand upon him.

said, Seven.


Christ feedeth four thousand,

and giveth sight to the blind. 6 And he commanded the 16 And they reasoned among peopleto sit down on the ground: themselves, saying, It is because and he took the seven loaves, we have no bread. and gave thanks, and brake, and 17 And when Jesus knew it, gave to his disciples to set before he saith unto them, Why reason them; and they did set them ye because ye have no bread? before the people.

perceive ye not yet, neither 7 And they had a few small understand? have ye your heart fishes: and he blessed, and yet hardened? commanded to set them also 18 Having eyes, see ye not? before them.

and having ears, hear ye not? 8 So they did eat, and were and do ye not remember, filled : and they took up of the 19 When I brake the five broken meat that was left seven loaves among five thousand, baskets.

how many baskets full of frag9 And they that had eaten ments took_ye up? They say were about four thousand: and unto him, Twelve. he sent them away.

20 And when the seven among 10 And straightway he four thousand, how many baskets entered" into a ship with his full of fragments took ye up? disciples, and came into the parts And they said, Seven. of Dalmanutha.

21 And he said unto them, 11 And the Pharisees came How is it that ye do not underforth, and began to question stand? -with him, seeking of him a sign 22 And he cometh to Bethfrom heaven, tempting him. saida ; and they bring a blind

12 And he sighed deeply in man unto him, and besought his spirit, and saith, Why doth him to touch him. this generation seek after a sign? 23 And he took the blind man Verily I say unto you, There by the hand, and led him out of shall no sign be given unto this the town: and when he had spit generation.

on his eyes, and put his hands 13 And he left them, and, upon him, he asked him if he entering into the ship again, saw ought? departed to the other side.

24 And he looked up, and said, 14 Now the disciples had I see men, as trees, walking. forgotten to take bread, neither 25 After that he put his hands had they in the ship with them again upon his eyes, and made more than one loaf.

him look up: and he was 15 And he charged them, restored, and saw every man saying, Take heed, beware of clearly. the leaven of the Pharisees, and 26° And he sent him away to of the leaven of Herod. his house, saying, Neither go

Peter's confession of Christ. MARK,

Christ transfigured. into the town, nor tell it to any | ever shall lose his life for my in the town.

sake and the gospel's, the same 27 And Jesus went out, shall save it. and his disciples, into the towns 36 For what shall it profit a of Cesarea Philippi: and by the man, if he shall gain the whole way he asked his disciples, saying world, and lose his own soul? unto them, Whom do men say 37 Or what shall a man give that I am?

in exchange for his soul? 28 And they answered, John 38 Whosoever therefore shall the Baptist: but some say, be ashamed of me and of my Elias; and others, One of the words in this adulterous and prophets.

sinful generation, of him also 29 And he saith unto them, shall the Son of man be ashamed, But whom say ye that I am when he cometh in the glory of And Peter answereth and saith his Father with the holy angels. unto him, Thou art the Christ.

CHAP. IX. they should tell no man of him. I A Verily I say. 30 And he charged them that The transfiguration of Christ.

ND he said unto them, 31 And he began to teach

unto you,

that them that the Son of man must there be some of them that stand suffer many things, and be re- here which shall not taste of jected of the elders, and of the death, till they have seen the chief priests, and scribes, and kingdom of God come with be killed; and after three days power. rise again.

2 And after six days Jesus 32 And he spake that saying taketh with him Peter, and openly. And Peter took him, James, and John, and leadeth and began to rebuke him. them up into an high mountain

33 But when he had turned apart by themselves: and he was about and looked on his disciples, transfigured before them. he rebuked Peter, saying, Get 3 And his raiment became thee behind me, Satan: for thou shining, exceeding white as savourest not the things that be snow; so as no fuller on earth of God, but the things that be can white them. of men.

4 And there appeared unto 34 And when he had called them Elias with Moses; and the people unto him, with his they were talking with Jesus. disciples also, he said unto them, 5 And Peter answered and Whosoever will come after me, said to Jesus, Master, it is good let him deny himself, and take for us to be here: and let us up his cross, and follow me. make three tabernacles; one for

35 For whosoever will save thee, and one for Moses, and his life shall lose it; but whoso- one for Elias.



Of the coming of Elias.

Deaf and dumb spirit cast out. 6 For he wist not what to 16 And he asked the scribes, say; for they were sore afraid. What question ye with them?

7 And there was a cloud that 17 And one of the multitude overshadowed them: and a voice answered and said, Master, I came out of the cloud, saying, have brought unto thee my son, This is my beloved Son; hear which hath a dumb spirit : him.

18 And wheresoever he taketh 8 And suddenly, when they him, he teareth him; and he had looked round about, they foameth, and gnasheth with his saw no man any more, save teeth, and pineth away: and Jesus only with themselves. I spake to thy disciples that

9 And as they came down they should cast him out; and from the mountain, he charged they could not. them that they should tell no 19 He answereth him and man what things they had seen, saith, O faithless generation! till the Son of man were risen how long shall I be with you? from the dead.

how long shall I suffer you ? 10 And they kept that saying bring him unto me. with themselves, questioning one 20 And they brought him with another what the rising unto him: and when he saw from the dead should mean. him, straightway the spirit tare

11 | And they asked him, him; and he fell on the ground, saying, Why say the scribes that and wallowed foaming. Elias must first come?

21 And he asked his father, 12 And he answered and told How long is it ago since this them, Elias verily cometh first, came unto him?

came unto him? And he said, and restoreth all things; and Of a child : how it is written of the Son of 22 And ofttimes it hath cast man, that he must suffer many him into the fire, and into the things, and be set at nought. waters, to destroy him: but if

13 But I say unto you, That thou canst do any thing, have Elias is indeed come, and they compassion on us, and help us. have done unto him whatsoever 23 Jesus said unto him, If they listed, as it is written of thou canst believe, all things are him.

possible to him that believeth. 14 And when he came to 24 And straightway the father his disciples, he saw a great of the child cried out, and said multitude about them, and the with tears, Lord, I believe; help scribes questioning with them. thou mine unbelief.

15 And straightway all the 25 When Jesus saw that the people, when they beheld him, people came running together, were greatly amazed, and run- he rebuked the foul spirit, saying ning to him saluted him. unto him, Thou dumb and deaf

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