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John Baptist beheaded. Chap.vi. Miracle of the loaves. and asked, saying, I will that 34 And Jesus, when he came thou give me by and by, in a out, saw much people, and was charger,e the head of John the moved with compassion toward Baptist.

them, because they were as 26 And the king was exceed. sheep not having a shepherd; ing sorry; yet for his oath's and he began to teach them sake, and for their sakes which many things. sat with him, he would not re 35 And when the day was ject her.

now far spent, his disciples 27 And immediately the came unto him, and said, 'This king sent an executioner, and is a desert place, and now the commanded his head to be time is far passed ;f brought; and he went and be 36 Send them away, that headed him in the prison; they may go into the country

28 And brought his head in round about, and into the vila charger, and gave it to the lages, and buy themselves damsel; and the damsel gave bread; for they have nothing it to her mother.

to eat. 29 And when his disciples 37 He answered and said heard of it, they came and took unto them, Give ye them to eat. up his corpse, and laid it in a And they say unto him, Shall tomb.

we go and buy two hundred 30 1 And the apostles ga- pennyworth of bread, and give thered themselves together un

them to eat ? to Jesus, and told him all 38 He saith unto them, How things, both what they had many loaves have ye? go and done, and what they had see. And when they knew, taught.

they say, Five, and two fishes. 31 And he said unto them, 89 And he commanded them

ye yourselves apart into to make all sit down by comadesert place, and rest a while; panies upon the green grass. for there were many coming

40 And they sat down in and going, and they had no lei- ranks, by hundreds, and by sure so much as to eat.

fifties. 32 And they departed into 41 And when he had taken a desert place by ship private- the five loaves and the two ly.

fishes, he looked


to heaven, 33 And the people saw them and blessed, and brake the departing; and many knew loaves, and gave them to his him, and ran a-foot thither disciples to set before them; out of all cities, and outwent and the two fishes divided he them, and came together unto among them all.

cop The time, &c. The day is far. + Charger, a basin.




Christ walketh

S. Mark.

on the sea.

sand men.

42 And they did all eat and 52 For they considered not were filled.

the miracle of the loaves; for 43 And they took up twelve their heart was hardened. baskets full of the fragments, 53 And when they had pasand of the fishes.

sed over, they came into the 44 And they that did eat of land of Gennesaret, and drew the loaves were about five thou to the shore.

54 And when they were 45 And straightway he con come out of the ship, straightstrained his disciples to get in- way they knew him, to the ship, and to go to the 55 And ran through that other side before unto Bethsai. whole region round about, and da, while he sent away the began to carry about in beds people.

those that were sick, where 46 And when he had sent they heard he was. them away he departed into a 56 And whithersoever he mountain to pray.

entered, into villages, or cities, 47 And when even was come

or country, they laid the sick the ship was in the midst of the in the streets and besought him sea, and he alone on the land. that they might touch if it were

48 And he saw them toil- but the border of his garment; ing in rowing; (for the wind and as many as touched him was contrary unto them ;) and were made whole. about the fourth watch of the night g he cometh unto them

CHAP. VII. walking upon the sea, and 1 The Pharisees find fault with would have passed by them. his disciples for eating with

49 But when they saw him unwashen hands. 14 Meat walking upon the sea, they defileth not the man. supposed it had been a spirit, THEN came together unto and cried out:

him the Pharisees, and certain 50 (For they all saw him, of the scribes, which, and were troubled ; and im- from Jerusalem. mediately he talked with them, 2 And when they saw some and saith unto them, Be of of his disciples eat bread with good cheer; it is I; be not defiled (that is to say, with un. afraid.

washen) hands, they found 51 And he went up unto fault. them into the ship, and the 3 For the Pharisees, and all wind ceased; and they were the Jews, except they wash sore amazed in themselves be- their hands oft, eat not, holdyond measure, and wondered. ing the tradition of the elders. a

& Fourth watch, &c. Between 3 md 6 in the morning.

a Tradition, &c. See Mat. XV. 20.


16 If

Of men's traditions. Chap. vii.

What defileth a man. 4 And when they come from 12 And ye suffer him no the market, except they wash more to do ought for his father they eat not. And

maný other or his mother; things there be which they 13 Making the word of God have received to hold, b as the of none effect through yourtrawashing of cups, and pots, bra- dition which ye haye deliversen vessels, and of tables. ed; and many such like things

5 Then the Pharisees and do ye. seribes asked him, Why walk 14 And when he had calnot thy disciples according led all the people unto him, he to the tradition of the elders, said unto them, Hearken unto but eat bread with unwashen me every one of you, and unhands?

derstand. 6 He answered, and said un 15 There is nothing from to them, Well hath Esaias without a man that entering prophesied of you hypocrites, into him can defile him ; but as it is written, This people the things which come out of bonoureth me with their lips, him, those are they that defile but their heart is far from me.

the man. 7 Howbeit, in vain do they any man have ears to worship me, teaching for doc- hear, let him hear. trines the commandments of 15 And when he was enter

ed into the house from the peo8 For laying aside the com- ple, his disciples asked him mandment of God, ye hold the concerning the parable. tradition of men, as the washing 18 And he saith unto them, of pots and cups; and many Are ye so without understandother such like things ye do. ing also ? Do ye not perceivę, 9. And he said unto them, that whatsoever thing from reject the com

without entereth into the man, mandment of God, that ye may it cannot defile him; keep your own tradition. 19 Because it entereth not

10 For Moses said, Honour into his heart, but into the belthy father and thy mother; ly, and goeth out into the and, Whoso curseth father or draught, purging all meats ? mother, let him die the death : 20 And he said, That which

11 But ye say, If a man shall cometh out of the man, that say to his father or his mother, defileth the man. It is Corban, that is to


A 21 For from within, out of gift, by whatsoever thou might- the heart of men, proceed evil est be profited by me; he shall thoughts, adulteries, fornica

tions, murders, b To bold, to observe.

22 Thefts, covetousness, For an explanation of this verse wickedness, deceit, lascivious


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see Matt. xv.5-6.

An unclean spirit cast out. S. Mark. A deaf man healed. ness, an evil eye, blasphemy, impediment in his speech; pride, foolishness :

and they beseech him to put 23 All these evil things his hand upon him. come from within, and defile 33 And he took him aside the man.

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

35 And straightway his ears 25 For a certain woman, were opened, and the string of whose young daughter had an his tongue was loosed, and he anelean spirit, heard of him, spake plain. and came and fell at his feet; 36 And he charged them

26 (The woman was a that they should tell no man: Greek, a Syrophenician by na- but the more he charged them, tion ;) and she besought him so much the more a great deal that he would cast forth the they published it; devil out of her daughter. 37 And were beyond mea

27 But Jesus said unto her, sure astonished, saying, He Let the children first be filled; hath done all things well: he for it is not meet to take the maketh both the deaf to hear, children's bread, and to cast it and the dumb to speak. unto the dogs. 28 And she answered and

CHAP. VIII. said unto him, Yes, Lord; yet 1 Christ feedeth the people mithe dogs under the table eat of raculously, 10 and refuseth the children's crumbs.

to give a sign to the Phari29 And he said unto her, for this saying go thy way; IN those days, the multitude the devil is gone out of thy being very great, and having daughter,

nothing to eat, Jesus called his 30 And when she was come disciples unto him, and saith to her house she found the unto them, devil gone out, and her daugh 2 I have compassion on the ter laid upon the bed. multitude, because they have

31 And again, departing now been with me three days, from the coasts of Tyre and and have nothing to eat ; Sidon, he came unto the sea 3 And if I send them away of Galilee, through the midst fasting to their own houses of the coasts of Decapolis. they will faint by the way:

32 And they bring unto him for divers of them came from one that was deaf, and had an far.


Christ refuseth a sign. Chap. viii. The apostles admonished.

4 And his disciples answer 14 | Now, the disciples had ed him, From whence can a forgotten to take bread, neither man satisfy these men with had they in the ship with them bread here in the wilderness ? more than one loaf.

5 And he asked them, How 15 And he charged them, many loaves have ye? And saying, Take heed, beware of they said, Seven.

the leaven of the Pharisees, 6 And he commanded the and of the leaven of Herod. people to sit down on the 16 And they reasoned among ground; and he took the seven themselves, saying, It is beloaves, and gave thanks, and cause we have no bread. brake, and gave to his disciples 17 And when Jesus knew it to set before them; and they he saith unto them, Why readid set them before the people. son ye because ye have no

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

18 Having eyes, see ye not ? 8 So they did eat, and were and having ears,



not? filled: and they took up of the and do ye not remember, broken meat that was left sey 19 When I brake the five en baskets.

loaves among five thousand, 9 And they that had eaten how many baskets full of fragwere about four thousand; and ments took ye up? They say he sent them away:

unto him, Twelve. 10 4 And straightway he 20 And when the seven a. entered into a ship with his mong four thousand, how many diseiples, and came into the baskets full of fragments took parts of Dalmanutha.

ye up.

p? And they said, Seven. · 11 And the Pharisees came 21 And he said unto them, forth; and began to question How is it that ye do not under with him, seeking of him a stand ? signa from heaven, tempting 22 And he cometh to Bethhim.

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

had spit on his eyes, and put 13 And he left them, and, his hands upon him, he asked, entering into the ship again, him if he saw ought? departed to the other side. 24 And he looked up, and a Sign, miracle.

6 Ougbt, any thing

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