New Testament Revision 2
New Testament Revision 2, ca. 4 Apr. 1831–24 Mar. 1832 and 20–31 July 1832; handwriting of , , , and an unidentified scribe; 206 pages; CCLA.The Bible revision manuscripts remained in JS’s possession throughout his life—except during a brief period in 1838 and another in 1839. Upon the death of JS, the manuscript was in possession of his wife for over twenty years, until 1867 when she gave it to her son in order for the RLDS Church to publish The Holy Scriptures.Note: The transcript of New Testament Revision 2 presented here is used with generous permission of the Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center. It was published earlier, with some differences in style, in Scott H. Faulring, Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds., Joseph Smith's New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004), 229–581.
As noted in the introduction to Old Testament Revision 1, in June 1830, JS and began recording a revelation related to Moses and other prominent Old Testament figures. (See Visions of Moses, June 1830 [Moses 1].) Eventually this work expanded into what is now designated as the Book of Moses and a complete revelatory re-reading, reviewing, and revising of the Bible, an endeavor that came to be known as JS’s “New Translation,” or Bible revision. By March 1831, JS and his scribes created a sixty-one-page manuscript containing a narrative account of the visions of Moses and a revised version of the Old Testament book of Genesis, from the beginning to chapter 24, verse 41. (See Old Testament Revision 1.)JS set that work aside when instructed in a March 1831 revelation to instead begin work on the New Testament. (Revelation, ca. 7 Mar. 1831 [D&C 45:60–61].) He and began the new document on 8 March 1831, titling it “A Translation of the New Testament translated by the power of God.” It is currently designated as New Testament Revision 1. , who had been directed by revelation to “write & keep a regulal [regular] history & assist my servant Joseph in Transcribing all things which shall be given him,” (Revelation, ca. 8 Mar. 1831–B [D&C 47:1]) began in early April 1831 to copy New Testament Revision 1 through Matthew 26:1, stopping a little short of where JS and Sidney Rigdon left off before they traveled to in June 1831. (JS History, vol. A-1, 126.)When JS resumed the revision of the New Testament, he did so using ’s copy, currently designated New Testament Revision 2. He began with Matthew 26:1, though he had previously translated through Matthew 26:71 in New Testament Revision 1. Work continued on the rest of the New Testament through late July 1832. In addition to , JS was assisted by John Whitmer, , and .New Testament Revision 2, presented here, consists of 203 pages. Work on this manuscript was completed in and , Ohio. During the revision project, JS adopted an abbreviated format for annotating the changes to be made to the New Testament. Previously, JS dictated the entire Bible text to his scribe, revising verses as he read from the Bible. But beginning after John 5, JS marked his copy of the Bible as he read in it, indicating where a change should be made. In the manuscript, the scribes wrote the scripture reference and the specifics of the revisions. Thus, the Bible and manuscript together now constituted the text of the revision project.In total, JS made changes to about 2,100 New Testament verses (Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 5). He introduced a number of significant changes to the King James New Testament text in New Testament Revision 2. Among the more prominent clarifications and corrections were those in Matthew 24 and Mark 13 related to Jesus’s discourse on the Mount of Olives, as well as those in the beginning verses of the Gospel of John. (See, Faulring et al., Joseph Smith’s New Translation of the Bible, 234, 303, and 424–425.)Note: The transcript of New Testament Revision 2 presented here is used with generous permission of the Brigham Young University Religious Studies Center. It was published earlier, with some differences in style, in Scott H. Faulring, Kent P. Jackson, and Robert J. Matthews, eds., Joseph Smith's New Translation of the Bible: Original Manuscripts (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2004), 229–581.
Geauga Ohio April 4th 1831 A Translation of the New Testament by Joseph Smith Jr
The testimony of St Mathew
Chapter <I> giving the Genealogy from Abraham untill the coming of Christ
<1/> The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the <2/> Son of Abraham. <2/> Abraham begat Isaac; & Isaac begat Jacob; & And Jacob begat Judas & his brethren; And Judas begat Phares & Tara Zara of Thamar; And Phares begat Ezrom; & Esrom begat Aram; & Aram begat Aminadab; & Aminadab begat Naasson; & Naasson begat Salmon; & salmon begat Booz of Rachab; & Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; & Jesse <3/> begat David the King. & <And> <3/> David the King begat Solomon of her whom David had taken of Urias; & Solomon begat Roboam; & Roboam begat Abia; & Abia begat Asa; <And> Asa begat Josaphat; <&> Josaphat begat Joram; & Joram begat Ozias; & Ozias begat Joatham; & Joatham begat Achas; & Achas begat Ezekias; & Ezekias begat Manasses; & Manasses begat Aman <Amon;> & Amon begat Josias; & Josias begat Jeconias And his brethren, about <4/> the time they were caried away to Babylon. <4/> And after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconias begat Salathiel; & Salathiel begat Zorobabel; & Zorobabel begat Abiud; & Abiud begat Eleakim; & Eliakim begat Azor; & Azor begat Sadock ; & Sadock begat Achim; & Achim begat Eliud; & Eliud begat Eleazar; & Eleazar begat Matthan; & Matthan begat Jacob; & Jacob begat Joseph & Joseph the husbandman of Mary, of whom was born <5/> Jesus, As the Prophets have written, who is called Christ. <5/> So all all the generation from Abraham to David, were fourteen generations; & from David untill the carrying of Christ away into Babylon, were fourteen generations; & from the carrying away into Babylon, untill Christ, were fourteen generations.
Chapter II giving a history of the birth of Christ &c
<1/> Now, <as it is written,> the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise. when <After> his mother Mary, was espoused to Joseph, (as it is written) before they <2/> came together, she was found with Child of the Holy Ghost. <2/> Then [p. 1 (first numbering)] Joseph, her husband, being a Just one <man,> & not willing to make her <2 <3> > a publick example, was minded to put her away privily; <2 <3> > But while he thought on these things, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream <vision,> Saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that <4> which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost. <3 <4> > and she shall bring forth a son, & thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he <5/> shall save his people from their sins. <5/> Now all this was done <took place,> that it <all things> might be fulfilled, which was spoken of the Lord, by <6> the Prophets, saying, <6> Behold, a virgin shall be with Child, & shall bring forth a Son, & they shall call his name Eman<4<7>/> uel, (which being interpereted is, God with us.) <4<7>/> Then Joseph, being raised from sleep <awaking out of his vision,> did as the Angel of the Lord had <8> biden him, And took unto him his wife; <8> and knew her not untill she had brought forth her first born son; and he <they> called his name Jesus.
Chapter III Joseph being warned in a dream to flee to Egypt. Johns mission, he baptized Jesus &c
<1/> Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the King, Behold, there came wise men from <2> the East to Jerusalem, <2> Saying, Where is he <they> <the child> that is born King <the> <Massiah> of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the East, and have <2 <3>/> come to worship him. <2><3> When Herod the King had heard of the <4> Child, he was troubled, & all Jerusalem with him. <4> And when he had gethered all the chief Priests & Scribes of the People together, he demanded of them, saying <*> where is <the place that> it <is> written <of> that <5> Christ should be born <5> For he greatly feared, yet he believed <5/> not the Prophets. <5/> And they said unto him, It is written by the Prophets, that he should be born in Bethlehem <of> Judea; for thus <6> have they said, <6> The word of the Lord came unto them <us,> saying, & <And> thou Bethlehem, which layeth in the land of Judea, in thee shall be born a Prince, which art not the least among the Princes of Judea; for out of thee shall come a governer that <the Massiah, who> shall <4<7>/> rule <save> my people Israel. <4<7>/> Then Herod, when he had called the wise men Plainly <prively>, enquired of them dilligently what time <8> what time the star appeared. <8> And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go & search dilligently for the young child; And when ye have found the Child, bring me word again, that I may come [p. 2 (first numbering)] *Where is the place that is written of by the Prophets in which christ should be born? <5<9>/> and worship him also. <5<9>/> When they had heard the King, they departed; & Lo, Lo! the star which they saw in the East, went before them, until it came & stood over where the young Child was. <10> When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great Joy. <11> And when they were come into the House, they saw the young Child, with Mary his Mother, and fell down & worshiped him.
And when they had opened their treasures, they precented unto <12> him gifts; Gold, & Frankincense, & myrrh. <(12)> And being warned of God in a Dream that they should not return to Herod, they <6<13>/> departed unto <into> their own Country another way. <6<13>/> And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream <vision>, saying, Arise, & take the young child & his Mother; & flee into Egypt; And tarry thou there untill I bring thee word; again for Herod will seek the young Child to destroy it <(14)> him. <(14)> And when <when> then <then> he arose, & took the young child, & his <th childs> <(15)> mother, by night, & departed into Egypt; <(15)> and was there untill the death of Herod, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord, by the Prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called <7<16>/> my son. <7<16>/> Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, he was exceeding wroth; and sent forth & slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, & all the coast thereof, from two years old & under, according to the time which he <(17)> had dilligently enquired of the wise men. <(17)> Then was fulfilled that <(18)> which was spoken by Jeremiah the Prophet, Saying, <(18)> In Ramah there was a voice heard, lamentation, & weeping, and great mourning; Rachael weeping for the loss of her Children, & would <8<19>/> not be comforted because they are <were> not. <8<19>/> But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto Jos in a dream <vision> <(20)> to Joseph in Egypt, <(20)> Saying, Arise, and take the young child & his Mother, and go into the land of Israel; for they are dead who <(21)> sought the young Childs life. <(21)> &<And> he arose, & took the young child <(22)> & his mother, and came into the land of Israel, <(22)> But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea, in the stead of his father Hearod, he was afraid to go thither; but notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream<vision>, he went into the Eastern parts <(23)> of Gallilee; <(23)> and he came & dwelt in a City called Nazareth,— <that it might be fulfilled> which was spoken by the Prophets, he<He> shall be called a Nazeren<9<24>/>ene. <9<24>/> And it came to pass, <that> Jesus grew <up> with his brethren, & waxed <strong,> & waited upon the Lord for the time of his ministery [p. 3 (first numbering)] <(25)> to come. <(25)> And he served under his father, & he spake not as other men, neither could he be taught; for he needed not that <1<26>/> any man should teach him. <26/> And after many years, the hour of <(27)> his ministery drew nigh. <(27)> &<And> in those days came John the <(28)> Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, <(28)> & saying, Repent <(29)> ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand; <(29)> For I am he that<who> was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, Saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Gord<Lord>, <30/> & make his paths strait. <30/> And the same John had his raiment of Camels hair, & a leatheren girdel about his loins; & <1<31>/> his meat<food> was locusts & wild Honey. <1<31>/> Then went out to him Jerusalem, & all Judea, and all the region round about <32> Jordan, <(32)> and many were baptized of him in Jordan, confessi<12<33>/>ng their sins. <12<33>/> But when he saw many of the Prarisees, & Saddusees come to his Baptism, he said unto them, Oh! generation of vipers!, who hath warned you to flee from the <w>rath to <(34)> come? <(34)> Why is it, that ye receive not the preaching of him whom God hath sent? If ye receive not this in your hearts, ye receive not me; & if ye receive not me, ye receive not him of whom I am sent to bear record; and for your sins ye have <(35)> no cloak. <(35)> Repent therefore, & bring forth fruits met<meet> for repen<(36)>tance; <(36)> and think not to say within your selves, We are the children of Abraham, and we only, have power to bring seed unto our father Abraham; for I say unto you, that God is able, to <of> <(37)> these stones, to raise up children unto Abraham. <(37)> And now also, the as <ax> is laid unto the root of the trees; therefore evry tree which bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be hewn down & <(38)> cast into the fire. <(38)> I indeed baptize you with water, upon your repentance; and when he of whom I bear record cometh, who is mighter than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear, (or whose tracks <place> I am not able to fill,) as I said, I indeed baptize you before he cometh, that when he cometh he may baptize you <(39)> with the Holy Ghost & with fire. <(39)> And it is he of whom I shall bear record, whose fan shall be in his hand, & he will thoroughly purge his floor, & gether his wheat into the garner; but in the fulness of his own time <he> will burn up the chaf wit <13<40>/> with unquenchable fire. <13<40>/> Thus came John, preaching, & Baptizing in the river of Jordan; bearing record, that he who was coming after him; had power to baptize with the [p. 4 (first numbering)]<14<41>/> Holy Ghost & fire. <14<41>/> And then cometh Jesus from Galilee <42/> to Jordan, unto John, to be baptized of him; <42/> But John refused him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, & why <43/> comest thou to me? <43/> And Jesus answering, said unto him, Suffer me to be baptized of me thee, for thus it becometh <44/> us to fulfill all righteousness, Then he suffered him. <44/> And <45/> John went down into the water, and Baptized him. <45/> And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straitway out of the water; and John saw, &<and> Lo! the Heavens were opened unto him, (John) & he saw the spirit of God decending like a <46/> dove, & lighting upon Jesus; <46/> and Lo! he heard a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.
Chapter IV Christ being led away by the spirit & the <1/> Devil came tempting him commencement of his ministery &c
<1/> Then Jesus was led up of the spirit, into the wilderness, to be <(2)> with God. <(2)> & <And> when he had fasted forty days & forty nights, and had communed with God, he was afterwards an hungered, & was <2<3>/> left to be tempted of the Devil. <2<3>/> And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be a<the> Son of God, command that these stones <4/> be made bread. <4/> But Jesus answered & said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that procedeth <3<5>/> out of the mouth of God. <3<5>/> Then Jesus was taken up into the Holy City, and the spirit seteth him on the pinacle of the Temple. <6/> Then the Devil came unto him & saith<said>, unto him If thou be a <the> Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is written, He shall give his Angels charge concerning thee, and in thy <their> hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. <7/> Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt <4<8>/> the Lord thy God. <4<8>/> And again, Jesus was taken in the spirit and the spirit <it> taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, & sheweth him all the Kingdoms of the world & the glory of <9/> them. <9/> And the Devil came unto him again, and saith<said>, All these things will I give unto thee, if thou wilt fall down & <10/> worship me. <10/> Then saith <said> Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, & him <5<11>/> only shalt thou serve. Then the Devil laveth him. <5<11>/> And now Jesus knew that John was cast into prison, and he sent angels, [p. 5 (first numbering)] <6<12>/> and behold, they came & ministered unto him. <(John)/> <6<12>/> And Jesus departed in to gallilee, and leaveing Nazareth, <in Zebulon,> he came & dwelt in Capurnaum, which is upon the Sea coast, in the borders of <13/> Zebulon & Nephthalim ; <13/> That it might be fulfilled which was <14/> spoken by Esaias, the Prophet, saying, <14/> The land of Zebulon, & the Land of Nephthalim, in the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, <15/> Gallilee of the Gentiles; <15/> The people which sat in darkness saw a great light, & unto them that <sat> in the region & shadow of death, <7<16>/> light is sprung up. <7<16>/> From that time, Jesus began to preach, <8<17>/> & to say, Repent; for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. <8<17>/> & Jesus walking by the sea of Gallilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the <18/> Sea; for they were fishers. <18/> And he saith<said> unto them, I am he of whom it is written by the Prophets; follow me, and I <19/> will make you fishers of men. <19/> And they, believeing on his <9<20>/> words, left their net & straitway followed him. <9<20>/> And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James, & John his brother, the sons of Zebedee, in a Ship with Zebedee their <21/> father, mending their net;/ And he called them. <21/> &<And> they immediate<10<22>/>ly left their father in the Ship, & followed him. <10<22>/> And Jesus went about all Gallilee, teaching in their synegogues, & preaching the Gospel of the Kingdom; And healing all manner of sickness, & all manner of deceeses <deiseases/>, among the people which believed on <11<23>/> his name. <11<23>/> And his fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with diverse diseases, & torments, and those who were possessed with Devils, & those who were lunatic, & those that had the <12<24>/> palsy; And he healed them. <12<24>/> And there followed him great multitudes of people, from Gallilee, and Decapolis, & Jerusalem, & Judea, & beyond Jordan.
Chapter V The commencement of Christs teaching on the mountain &c
<1/> And Jesus seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain; &<and> when he was set down, his Deciples came unto him; <2/> and he <2/> opened his mouth, & taught them, saying, <2/> Blessed are they who <3/> shall believe on me; and again, more blessed are they who shall believe on your words, when ye shall testify that ye have seen <4/> me, & that I am;/ <4/> yea, blessed are they that <who> shall believe on your [p. 6 (first numbering)] words, and come down into the depth of humility, & be baptized in my name; for they shall be visited with fire & the Holy <2<5>/> Ghost, and shall receive a remisshion of their sins. <2<5>/> Yea, blessed are the poor in spirit, which cometh unto me; for theirs <3<6>/> is the kingdom of Heaven. <3<6>/> And again, blessed are all they that <4<7>/> mourn; that mourn for they shall be comforted. <4<7>/> And blessed <5<8>/> are the meek; for for they shall inherit the Earth. <5<8>/> And blessed are all they that <do> hunger & thirst after righteousness; for they <6<9>/> shall be filled with the Holy Ghost. <6<9>/> And blessed are the mercyful; <7<10>/> for they shall obtain mercy. <7<10>/> And blessed are all the pure in heart; <8<11>/> for they shall see God. <8<11>/> And blessed are all the peacemakers; for <9<12>/> they shall be called the Children of God. <9<12>/> And blessed are all they which <that> are persecuted for my name’s sake; for theirs is the King <10<13>/>dom of Heaven. <10<13>/> And blessed are ye, when men shall revile you & persecute you, & shall say all manner of evil against <14/> you, falsly, for my names sake; <14/> for ye shall have great Joy; and be exceedingly glad; for great shall be your reward in Heaven; for so persecuted they the Prophets which<who> were before <11<15>/> you. <11<15>/> Verily, Verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the salt of the Earth; but if the salt shall loose its saveiour, wherewith shall the Earth be Salted? the salt shall be thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, & to be troden under <12<16>/> feet<foot> of men. <12<16>/> Verily, Verily, I say unto you, I give unto you to be the light of the world; a city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. <17/> Behold, do men light a candle & put it under a bushel? <Nay> but on a candlestick; and it giveth light to all that are in the <18/> house. <18/> Therefore let your lights so shine before this world, that they may see your good works, & glorify your Father which <who> is <13<19>/> in Heaven. <13<19>/> Think not that I <am> come to destroy the law, or the Prophets; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. <20/> For Verily I say <20/> unto you, Heaven & Earth must pass away, but one Jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law untill <all>l be fulfilled. <14<21>/> Whosoeve<r> therefore, shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so to do, he shall in no wise be save<d> in the Kingdom of Heaven; but whosoever shall do, & teach these commandments of the law untill it be fulfilled, the same shall be called great, in the Kingdom of Heaven & shall be <22/> saved in the Kingdom of Heaven. <22/> For I say unto you, except your righteousness shall exceed that of the scribes & Praricees, ye [p. 7 (first numbering)] <15<23>/> shall in no case enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. <15<23>/> Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, that, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the <24/> Judgement of God. <24/> But I say unto you, that whosoever is angery with his brother, shall be in danger of his Judgement; & whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, or Rabcha, shall be in danger of the Council; and whosoever shall say to hiss <his> brother, Thou fool, <25/> shall be in <danger of> hell fire. <25/> Therefore, if ye shall come unto me, or shall desire to come unto me, or if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath <26/> aught against thee, <26/> Leave thou thy gift before the altar, and go thy way unto thy brother, & first be reconciled to thy <16<27>/> brother, and then come & offer thy gift. <16<27>/> Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; lest at any time thine adversary deliver thee to the Judge, and the Judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. <28/> Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no means come out <17<29>/> thence, untill thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. <17<29>/> Behold it is written by them of old time, that, Thou shalt not commit <30/> Adultery. <30/> But I say unto you, that whosoever looketh<lookest> upon <on> a woman to leust <lust> after her, hath commited adultery <18<31>/> with her in his heart already, in his heart. <18<31>/> Behold, I give unto you a commandment, that ye suffer none of these things to enter into your heart, for it is better that ye should deny yourselves of these things, wherein ye will take up your <19<32>/> cross, then that you <ye> should be cast into hell. <19<32>/> Wherefore, if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out & cast it from thee; for it is propheble<prophifitable> for thee, that one of thy members should perish, <33/> and not that thy wholl body should be cast into hell. <33/> Or if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off & cast it from the<e>; for it is profitable for thee, that one of thy members <should> perish, and <34/> not that thy whole body should be cast uno <into> Hell. <34/> And now this I speak, a parable concerning your sins; wherefore, cast them from you, that ye may not be cast hewn down & cast <20<35>/> into the fire. <20<35>/> It hath been written, that, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement. <36/> Verily, Verily, I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saveing for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery; and whosoever shall mary<eth> her her that [p. 8 (first numbering)] <21<37>> is divorced, commiteth adultery. <21<37>> Again, it hath been written by them of old time, Thou shalt not foreswear thyself, but shall per<38/>form unto the Lord thine oaths. <38/> But I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by Heaven, for it is Gods throne; nor by the Earth, for it is his footstool; neither by Jerusalem, for it is the City of the great King; neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white <39/> or black. <39/> But let your communications be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay; <22<40>> for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. <22<40>> You have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a thoth <tooth> <41/> for a thoth <tooth>. <41/> But I say unto you, that ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on the<thy> one right cheek, <42/> turn to him the other also. <42/> And if any man will sue thee at the law & take away thy coat, let him have it; and if <43/> he sue thee again, let him <have> thy cloak also. <43/> And whosoever shall compell thee to go a mile, go with him a mile; and whosoever shall compell thee to go with him twain, <thou shalt> go with <44/> him twain. <44/> Give to him that asketh of thee; & from him that <23<45>> would borrow of thee, turn <not> thou not away. <23<45>> Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy Neibour, & hate thine <46/> enemy. <46/> But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, & pray for them <47/> that which dispitefully use you & <and> persecute you; <47/> That ye may be the children of your Father which <who> is in Heaven; for he maketh his Sun to rise on the evil and on the good, & sendeth rain <48/> on the Just & on the unjust. <48/> For it <if> ye love your only them which love you, what reward have you? Do not even the publi<49/>cans the same? <49/> And if ye salute your brethren only, what do you more then others? Do not even the publicans the same? <50/> Ye <50/> are therefore commanded to be perfect, even as your Father which <who> is in Heaven is perfect.
Chapter VI Christ’s teaching, continued.
And it came to pass, as Jesus taught his Deciples, he said unto them, Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which <who> is in Heaven. Wherefore <Therefore>, if <when> thou doest alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrits do, in the [p. 9 (first numbering)] synegogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest alms, lett it be unto thee as thy left hand not knowing what thy right hand doeth; that thine alms may be in secret & thy Father which <who> seeth in secret; himself shall reward <2/> thee openly. <2/> And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrite; for they love to pray standing in the synegogue & in the corners of the streets, that they may be heard seen of men; for, Verily I say unto you, they have thir reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy Closet, & when thou hast shut thy <the> door, pray to thy Father which <who> is in secret; & thy <3/> Father which <who> seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. <3/> But when ye pray, use not vain repetition, as the hypocrites; for they thin think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Therefore be ye not like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. Therefore after this manner ye shall pray, saying, Our Father who art in Heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy will be done on Earth, as it is <done> in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread. And for give us our trespasses, as we for give them who for trespass against us.— <And> suffer us not to be led into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the Kingdom, & the <4/> power, and the glory, forever, & ever. Amen. <4/> For if ye forgive men their trespasses, who trespass against you, your Heavenly Father will also for give you; but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your heavenly father <5/> forgive you your trespasses. <5/> Moreover, when you fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenances; for they disfiger their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou fasteth <fastest>, anoint thy head & wash thy feet <face>; that thou appear not unto men to fast, <but> unto thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. <6/> Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon Earth, where moth & rust doth corrupt, & where thieves break throug & steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in Heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, & where thieves do not break through & <nor> steal; for where your heart <treasure> is, there will your heart <7/> be also. <7/> The light of the body is the eye; if therefore thine [p. 10 (first numbering)] eye be single to the glory of God, thine <thy> whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil; thy whole body shall body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that <which> is <8/> in thee be darkness, how great shall be that darkness <be.> <8/> No man man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, & love the other; or else he will hold to the other one, & <9//> dispise the other. Ye cannot serve God & mamon. <9//> And again, I say unto you, go ye into the world & care not for the World; for the world will hate you, and will persecute you, and will turn you out of their Synegougs; nevertheless, ye shall go forth from house to house, teaching the people; and I will go before you; and your Heavenly Father will provide for you, whatsoever things ye need for food, <&> what you shall eat; & for raiment, what ye shall wear or put on. Therefore I say unto you, take no thought <for your life,> what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your bodies, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than <10/> meat, & the body than raiment? <10/> Behold the fowls of the air, for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gether into barn barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much moreer <better> than they? How much more will he not feed you? Wherefore take not no thought for these things, but keep my commandments wherewith I have commanded you. For which of you by takeing thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lillies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like <11/> one of these. <11/> Wherefore, if God so clothes the grass <of the field,> which to day is, & to morrow is cast into the Oven, how much more will he not provide for you, O ye of little faith <if ye are not of little faith.> Therefore take no thought, what ye <saying>, What shall we eat? Or, What <12/> shall we drink? or, Wherewithall shall we be clothed? <12/> Why is it that ye murmer among yourselves, saying, We cannot obey your <thy> word; because ye have not all these things; and seek to excuse yourselves, Saying, that, After all these things do the gentiles seek? <13/> Behold, I say unto you, that your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. Wherefore, seek not the things of this world, but seek ye first to build up the [p. 11 (first numbering)] Kingdom of God, and to establish his righteousness, and all these things shall be aded unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow, for the morrow for the shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day shall be the evil thereof.
Chapter VII Christ teaching his Deciples what to teach unto the World. &c &c
Now these are the words which Jesus taught his Deciples that they should say unto the people. Judge not unrighteously, that ye be not Judged; but Judge righteous Judgement, for with what Judgement <ye> shall Judge, ye shall be Judged; and with what measure ye shall mete, it shall be measured <2/> to you again. <2/> And again, ye shall say unto them, Why is it that thou beholdest the mote that is in thy brothers eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote that is in <out of> thine eye; and canst not behold a beam <3/> in thine own eye? <3/> And Jesus said unto his Deciples, beholdest thou the Scribes, & the Pharicees, and the Priests, & the levites? they teach in their Synegouges but do not observe the Law; nor the commandments; and all have gone out of the way, and are under sin. Go thou & say unto them, Why teach ye men the Law and the commandments, when ye yourselves are the children of corruption? Say unto them, Ye hypocrites, first cast out the beam, out of thine own eyes, and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote <4/> out of thy brother’s eye. <4/> Go ye into the world, saying unto all, Repent, for the Kingdom of Heavn has come nigh unto you. And the mysteries of the Kingdom ye shall keep within yourselves; for it is not meet <to> give that which is holy unto the dogs; neither cast ye your pearl<s> unto the swine, lest they trample them under their feet; for the world cannot receive that which ye yourselves are not able to bear; Wherefore ye shall not cast <give> your pearl<s> before unto them, lest they turn <5/> again & rend you. <5/> <Say unto them, Ask of God; ask, & it shall be given you;> Seek, & ye shall find; knock, & it shall be opened unto you; for every one thet asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and unto him that knocketh, it shall be opened. <6/> And then said his Deciples unto him, They will say unto us, [p. 12 (first numbering)] We ourselves are righteous And need not that any man should teach us; God we know, he and <heard> Moses, & some of <some> the Prophets; but us they <he> will not hear. And <they will say,> We have the Law <7/> for our Salvation, and that is sufficient for us. <7/> Then Jesus ansered, & said unto his Deciples, Thus shall ye say unto them, What man among you, having a son, and he shall be standing out, and shall say, Father open thy house that I may come in & sup with thee; will he not say, Come in my Son; for mine is thine, & thine is mine? Or, what man is there among you, when <who,>, if his Son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or, if he ask a fish, will he give <8/> him a serpent? <8/> If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your Children, how much more shall your Father who is in Heaven, give good things of <to> them that ask him? Wherefore <Therefore>, all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is thee the <9/> Law & the prophets. <9/> Repent therefore, and enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, & broad <is> the way that leadeth to distruction <death<destructin,>> and many there be who go in there at; Because strait is the gate, and narrow the path <way> that <10/> leadeth <un>to life, and few there be that find it. <10/> And again, beware of false Prophets, that come to you in sheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits; for do men gether grapes of thorns, or figgs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree, bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire. <11/> Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. <10<1>/> Verily I say unto you, it is not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, that shall inter into the Kingdom of Heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in Heaven. For the day soon cometh, that men shall come before me to Judge <12/> ment, to be Judged according to their works. <12/> And many will say unto me in that day, Lord, Lord, have <we> not prophecied in thy name; and in thy name have cast <out> Devils; and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I say, Ye never knew me; depart from me, ye that work [p. 13 (first numbering)] <13/> Iniquity. <13/> Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, & doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon a rock; and the rain decended, & the floods came, & the winds blew & beat upon that house; & it fell not; for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand; and the rain decended, and the floods came, and the winds blew & beat upon that house; & it fell; & great was the fall of it. And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings with his Deciples, the people were astonished at his doctrine; for he taught them as one having authority from God, & not as having authority from the Scribes.
Chapter VIII Jesus came down from the Mountain & did many mighty works sent the Deveils into swin &c
<1/> And when Jesus was come down from the Mountain, great <2/> multitudes followed him. <2/> And behold, there came a leper & worshiped <worshiping> him, saying, Lord if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean; and Jesus put forth his hand & touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprousy was cleansed. And Jesus said unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, & shew thyself to the Priests, and offer the <3/> gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. <3/> & <And> when Jesus was entered into Capurnium, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servent lieth at home sick of the palsey, grieveously tormented. And Jesus saith <said> unto him, I will come & heal him. The centurion answered & said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, & my servent shall be healed; for I am a man under authority, having Soldiers under me; and I say to this man, go, & he goeth; and to another, come, & he cometh; and to <4/> my servent, do this, & he doeth it. <4/> & <And> when they that followed him heard this they marveled. And when Jesus heard this, he said unto them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel; and I say unto you; that many shall come from the East, & <the> west, & shall sit down [p. 14 (first numbering)] with Abraham, & Isaac, & Jacob in the Kingdom of Heaven; But <but> the Children of the Kingdom <wicked one> shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping, & gnashing of theth <teeth>. <5/> And Jesus said unto the centurion, go thy way, & as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servent was heal<6/>ed in the self same hour. <6/> And when Jesus was come into Peters house, he saw his wife’s mother laid, & sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, & the fever left her; and she arose <7/> & ministered unt[o] them. <7/> Now when the evening was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with Devils; And he cast out the evil spirits with the <a> <the> words<,> & healed them all that were sick; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the Prophet, saying, Himself <9<8>/> took our infirmities, and bear our sickness<es>. <9<8>/> Now when Jesus saw great mutitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side <of the sea.> And a certain Scribe came unto him and Said, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith <said> unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the <10/> son of man hath not where to lay his head. <10/> And another of his Deciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go & bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; <10/> & let the dead bury their dead. <10/> And when he was entered into a <the> Ship, his Decipless followed <came unto> him. And behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the Ship was covered with the waves; but he was asleep. & <And> his Deciples came unto him and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us; else we perish. And he saith <said> unto them, Why are ye fearfull, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, & rebuked the wind waves <winds,> and the sea; & there was a great calm. But the men marveled, saying, What manner of man is <11/> this, that even the winds & the sea obey him? <11/> And when he was come on <to> the other side, into the country of the gargasenes <Gergasenes>, there met him two <a> men <man> possessed of <with> Devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might <could> pass <by> that way. </> And Behold, they <he> cried with <out>, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? Art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them a heard [p. 15 (first numbering)] of many swine, feeding. So the Devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go into the heard of swine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the heard of swine; and, Behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down an <a> steep <12/> place into the sea, & perished in the waters. <12/> And they that kept them fled, & went their way into the City, & told every thing <which took place,> & what was befallen the possessed of the Devils. And Behold, the whole City came out to meet Jesus; and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their Cosst <Coast>.
Chapter IX Jesus rejecteth the Jews with their baptism & sheweth them the parable of the wine & bottles &c
<1/> And Jesus entered into a Ship & passed over, & came into his own country City, and behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsey, laying on a bed; & Jesus, knowing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsey, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee; go thy way and sin nomore. <2/> And behold, certain of the scribes said with in them selves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts, said, wherfore is it that ye think evil in yours in your hearts? For is it not easieer to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; then to say, Arise, & walk? But I said this that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on Earth to forgive sins. Then Jesus saith <said> unto the Sick of the palsey, Arise, take up thy bed, & go unto thy house. & <And> he immediately arose & departed to his house. But when the multitude saw it, they marveled, & glorifi <3/> ed God, which <who> had given such power unto men. <3/> & <And> as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man named Mathew, siting at the receipt of customs <place <*> where they receved tributes as> <*> saith <said> unto him, Follow me. & <And> he arose & followed <4> him. <4/> & <And> it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meet <meat> in the house, behold, many Publicans & Sinners came & set down with him <him, & with> his Deciples. & <And> when the Pharicees saw them, they said unto his Deciples, Why eateth your master with Publicans & Sinners? But when Jesus heard them, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a Phycician, but they that are sick. But go ye, & learn what this meaneth, I will have mercy, & not Sacrifice; for I am not come to call the righteous, but Sinners [p. 16 (first numbering)]
*where they received tribute, as was customary in those days; and he
<5/> to repentance. <5/> & <And> while he was thus teaching, there came to him the Deciples of John, saying, Why do we & the Pharicees fast oft, but thy Deciples fast not? &<And> Jesus said unto them, Can the children <children of the bridechambr> mourn, as long as the Bridegroom is with them? But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, <&> then Shall they fast. Then said the Pharicees unto him, Why will ye not receive us with our baptism, seing we keep the whole law? But Jesus said unto them, Ye keep not the law. If ye had kept the law, ye would have received me; for I am he that gave the law. I receive not you with your baptism, because it profiteth you nothing. For when that which is new is come, the old is ready to be put away. For no man puteth a piece of new is come the old is ready to be put away for no man puteth a piece of new <new> <cloth on an old garment for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment & th rent is made worse> Choth <Cloth> on an old garment; for that which is put in to fill it up, takeeth from the garment, & the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles; else the bottles brake, & the wine runeth out, and the bottles perish; but they put new wine into new <6/> bottles, & both are preserved. <6/> While he spake this <these> things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler & worshiped him; Saying, My daughter is even now dead <dying>; but come & lay thy hand upon her, & she shall live. & <And> Jesus arose, & followed him, & also his Deciples, <7/> <and much people thronged him.> & <And> behold, a woman which was diseased with an isue of blood twelve years, came behind him, & touched the hem of his garment; for she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turned him about, & when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. <8/> & <And> the woman was made whole from that hour. <8/> & <And> when Jesus came into the rulers house, & saw the ministrels & the People makeing a noise, he said unto them, Give place; for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. & <And> they laughed him to scorn. But when the People were put forth, he went in, & took her by the hand, & the maid arose. <9/> & <And> the fame of Jesus went abroad into all that land. <9/> & <And> when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, & saying, Jesus thou Son of David, have mercy on us. & <And> when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him; & Jesus saith <said> unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then touched he their eyes, Saying, According to your faith, be it unto you. & <And> their eyes were opened; & straitly he charged them, saying Keep my commandments, & see thou tell no man [p. 17 (first numbering)] in this place that no man know it. But they, when they were <10/> departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. <10/> & <And> as they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a Devil; & <And> when the Devil was cast out, the dumb man spake. & <And> the multitude marveled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. But the Pharicees said, He casteth out the Devels, through the Prince of the Devels. & <And> Jeses went about all the Cities, & Vileges, teaching in their Synegogues, & preaching the Gospel of the kingdom, & <11/> healing every sickness & every disease among the people. <11/> But when he saw the multitude, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, & were Scatered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. Then saith he unto his Diciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Chapter X Christ calleth the twelve, & giveth them power over unclean spirits, & sendeth them forth & telleth them what to do &c.
<1/> And when he had called unto him his twelve Deciples, he gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, & to heal all man <2/> ner of sickness, & all manner of diseases. <2/> Now the names of the twelve Apostles, are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, & Andrew his brother; James the Son of Zebedee, & John his brother; Philip, & Bartholomew; Thomas, & Mathew the Publican; James the Son of Alpheus, & Lebeus, whose sir name was Thadius; Simon the Canaan <3/> ite, & Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. <3/> These twelve Jesus sent forth, & commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, & enter ye not into any city of the Samaritans; but rather go to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. & <And> as ye go, preah, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast <out> Devils; freely ye <4/> have received, freely give. <4/> Provide neither gold, nor Silver, nor brass in your purses; nor Scrip for your Journey, neither two Coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves; for the workman is worthy of his meat. & <And> into whatsoever Town or City ye shall enter, enquire who in it is worthy, & there abide till ye go thence. <& <And> when ye come into a house, salute it. & <And> if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it;> but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. & <And> whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house, or City, shake off the dust of your feet for a testimony against them. & <And> verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom & [p. 18 (first numbering)] <5/> Gomorrah, in the day of Judgement, than for that City. <5/> Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise Servents, & as harmless as Doves. But beware of men; for they will deliver you up to the Councils, & they will scourge you in their synegogues; & ye shall be brought before governors & Kings for <6/> my names sake, for a testimony against them & the gentiles. <6/> But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak; for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak; for it is not ye that speak, but the spirit of your Fath <7/> er which speaketh in you. <7/> & <And> the brother shall deliver up the brother to death; & the father the Child, & the Children Shall raise rise up against their parents, & cause them to be put to death. & <And> ye shall be hated of all the world for my names sake; but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. But when they persecute you in this <one> City, flee ye into another; for verily I say unto you, ye shall not have gone over the Citties of Israel till <8/> the son of man be <has> come. <8/> Remember, the Deciple is not above his master, nor the Servent above his Lord. It is enough that the Deciple be as his master, & the servent as his Lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Fear them not therefore; for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; & hid, that <9/> shall not be known. <9/> What I tell you in darkness, preach ye in light; & what ye hear in the ear, preach ye upon the house tops. & <And> fear not them which are able to kill the body, but are not able to kill the Soul; but rather fear him which is able to destroy both <10/> soul & body in hell. <10/> are <Are> not two sparrows sold for a farthing? & <And> one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father knoweth it. & <And> the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear <ye> <11/> not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. <11/> Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father who is in heaven; but whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father who is in heaven. <12/> Think not that I am come to send peace on Earth; I come not to send peace, but a sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, & the daughter against her mother, & the daughterinlaw against her motherinlaw; & a mans foes <13/> are <will be> they of his own household. <13/> He that <who> loveth father or mother more then me is not worthy of me; & he that <who> loveth son or [p. 19 (first numbering)] Daughter more than me is not worthy of me. & <And> he that <who> taketh not his cross, & followeth after me, is not worthy of me. He that <who> findeth <seeketh to save> his life shall loose it; & he that <who> looseth his life for <14/> my sake shall find it. <14/> He that <who> receiveth you; receiveth me; & he that <who> receiveth me, receiveth him that <who> sent me. He that receiveth a prophet, in the name of a prophet, shall receive a Prophet’s reward; & he that receiveth a righteous man, in the name of a righteous man; shall receive a righteous man’s reward. & <And> whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold watter only, in the name of a Deciple, Verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise loose his reward.
Chapter XI John sendeth his Deciples to Christ the testimony of Christ concerning John &c
<1/> And it came to pass, when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve Deciples, he departed thence to teach & to preach in their Cities. <2/> Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his deciples, & said unto him, Art thou he of whom it is written in the prophets that should come, or do we look for an other? <3/> Jesus answered & said unto them, Go & tell John again of those things which ye <do> hear & See; how the blind receive their sight, & the lame walk, & the lepers are cleansed, & the deaf hear, & the dead are raised up, & the poor have the Gospel preached unto them. & <And> blessed is John, <4/> & whosoever shall not be offended in me. <4/> & <And> as they departed, Jesus began to say unto the multitudes concerning John, What went ye out into the wilderness to see? Was it a reed shaken with the wind? And they answered him, No. & <And> he said, But what went ye out for to see? Was it a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they that wear soft raiment are in Kings Houses. But what went ye out for to see? A Prophet? <yea> I say unto you, & more than a prophet. For this is the one of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare they <thy> way before thee. Verily I say unto you, among them that are born of women, there hath not a risen a greater than John the Baptist; notwithstanding, he that is least in the Kingdom of Heaven, is <5/> greater than he. <5/> And from the days of John the Baptist, untill now the Kingdom of Heaven suffereth violence, & the violent take it by force. But the days will come, when the violent will <shall> have no power; for all the Prophets & the law prophecied, that it should be thus untill John. Yea, as many as have prophecied, have [p. 20 (first numbering)] foretold of these days. And if ye will receive <*> me I am Elias <this verily this is Elias <behold > I am the masiah> <it, verily he was the Elias,*> which <who> was for to come <and prepare all things.>. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. <6/> But whereunto shall I liken this generation? It is like unto children sitting in the markets, & calling unto their fellows, & saying, We have piped unto you, & ye have not danced; we have mourned for you, & ye have not lamented. For John came neither eating nor drinking, & they say, He hath a devil. The Son of man came eating & Drinking, & they Say, Behold a gluttenous man & a wine bibber, & <a> friend of publicans & Sinners. But I say unto you, wisdom is Just <7/> ified of her children. <7/> Then began he to upbraid the Cities wherein most of his mighty works were done; because they repented not. Wo. unto thee, Chorazin! wo. unto thee Bethsaida! <for> if the mighty works which were done in you, had been done in Tyre & Sidon, they would have repented long since in sackcloth & ashes. But I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Tyre & Sidon at the <8/> day of Judgement, than for you. <8/> & <And> thou, Capurneum, which art exhalted unto Heaven, shalt be brought down to Hell; for if the mighty works which <which> have been done in thee, had been done in Sidom <Sodom>, it would have beenained <remained> untill this day. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of Judgement, <9/> then <than> for you <thee>. <9/> And at that time, there came a voice out of Heaven; & Jesus answered & said, I thank thee, Oh. Father, Lord of Heaven & Earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise & prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes. Even so, father; <for so> it seemed good in thy <10/> sight! <10/> All things are delivered unto me of my father; and no man knoweth the father Son, but the father; neither knoweth any man the <11/> father, save the Son, & to whomsoever the Son will reveal himself, <they shall see the father also.> <11/> then spake Jesus, saying, Come unto me all you that labour & are heavy laden, & I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, & learn of me; for I am meek & lowly of <in> heart; & ye shall find rest unto your souls, for my yoke is easy & my burden is light.
Chapter XII Jesus teaches the Scribes & Pharisees. Restoreth <Restores> a withered hand, on the sabath day. &c
<1/> At that time Jesus went on the sabath day through the corn; & his Deciples were an hungered, & begin <began> to pluck the ears of corn, & to eat. But when the Pharicees saw them, they said unto him, Behold, thy Deciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabath day. But he said unto them, Have ye not said <read> what David [p. 21 (first numbering)] did when he was anhungered, & they that were with him; how he entered into the house of God, & did eat the shew bread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them that where with him; but only for the priests? Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the Sabath days the Priests in the temple profane the Sabath, & <ye say they> are blameless? But I say unto you that in this place is one greater then the Temple. But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy , & not Sacrifice, ye would not have commanded condemned the guiltless. For the son of man is <2/> Lord even of the Sabath. day <2/> And when he was departed thence, he went into their Synegogues; & behold, there was a man which had a whithered hand. & <And> they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabath days? that they might accuse him. & <And> he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, & if it fall into a pitt on the sabath day, will he not lay hold on it, & lift it out? How much then <is a man> better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabath days. Then saith<said> he to the man, stretch forth thy hand; & and he stretched it forth; and <3/> it was restored <whole,> like unto the other. <3> Then the Pharisees went out & held a council against him, how they might destroy him. But Jesus knew when they took counsel, & he withdrew himself from thence; And great multitudes followed him, & he healed them all <their sick;> & charged them that that they should not make him known; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophets Isaiah <Esaias,> Saying, Behold my servent, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom I am <my soul is> well pleased; I will put my spirit upon him, & he shall shew Judgement to the gentiles; he shall not strive, nor cry; nether shall any man hear his voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, & Smokeing flax shall he not quench, till he send forth Judgement into victory, <4/> & <And> in his name shall the gentiles trust. <4/> Then was brought unto him, one possessed with a Devil, blind, & Dumb; & he healed him, insomuch that they the blind, & dumb, both spake & saw. & <And> all the people <5/> were amazed, & said, Is this the Son of David. <5/> But when the Pharisees heard that he had cast out the Devil, they said, This man doth not cast out Devils, but by Beelzebub the princes of Devels. & <And> Jesus knew their thoughts, & said unto them, Every Kingdom divided against itself <is brought to desolation; & every City or house divided against itself,> shall not stand. &<And> if Satan cast out satan, he is divided against himself; how then Shall his kingdom stand? & <And> if I by Beelzebub cast out Devels, by whom do your Children cast out [p. 22 (first numbering)] Devils? therefore they shall be your Judges. But if I cast out Devils by the spirit of God, then the Kingdom of God is come unto you, <for the> <for they also cast out devils by the spirit of god,> for unto them is given power over Devils that they may cast them out. Or else, how can one enter into a strong man’s houses, & spoil his goods, except he first bind the strongmaman <strongman>? & <And> then he will <6/> spoil his house. <6/> He that is not with me is against me; & he that gethereth not with me scattereth abroad. Wherefore I say unto you, all manner of sin & blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men, who receive me & repenteth<repent><;> but the blasphemy against the holy Ghost, <it> shall not be forgiven unto men. and <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. Either make the tree good, & his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, & <7/> & his fruit corrupt; for the tree is known by the fruit. <7/> And Jesus said, O ye generations of Vipers; how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. A good man, out of the good treasure of the heart, bringeth forth good things; & an evil man, out of the evil treasure, bringeth <8/> forth evil things. <8/> And again, I say unto you, that every Idle word that <which> men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of Judgement. For by thy words thou shalt be Justified, & by thy <9> words thou shalt be condemned. <9/> Then certain of the Scribes & of the Pharisees answered, s saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee. But he answered & said unto them, An evil & adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; & there shall no sign be given <to> it, but the sign of the Prophet Jonas; for as Jonas was three days & three nights in the Whales belly; so shall the son of man be three days & three nights in the heart of the Earth. The men of Ninevah shall rise up in Judgement with this generation, & shall condemn it; because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and ye, behold, a greater than Jonas is here. The Queen of the south shall rise up in the day of Judgement with this generation, & shall condemn it; for she came from the uttermost parts of the Earth, to hear the wisdom <10/> of Solomon; & <and> ye, behold, a greater than Solomon is here. <10/> Then came some of the Scribes & said unto him, Master, it is written, that, Every sin shall be forgiven; but ye say, Whosoever speaketh against the holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven. & <And> they asked him, saying, How can these things be? & <And> he said unto them, When the unclean spirit [p. 23 (first numbering)] Is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, & findeth none; but when a man speaketh against the Holy Ghost, then he saith, I will return unto <into> my house from whence I came out; & when he is come, he findeth him emty, swept & garnished; for the good spirit leaveth him unto himself. Then goeth the evil spirit, & taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, & they enter in & dwell there; & the last end of that man is worse then the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. <11/> & While he yet talked to the people, behold his mother & brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. Then one said unto him; Behold, thy mother & thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. But he answered & said unto the man that told him, Who is my mother? & who are my brethren. & <And> he stretched forth his hand toward his Deciples, & said, behold my mother & my brethren! & <And> he gave them charge concerning her, saying, I go my way for my father hath sent me, and whosoever shall do the will of my father which <who> is in heaven, the same is my brother, & sister, & mother.
Chapter XIII Jesus went into a Ship & teaches the multitude in <by> parables. The parable of the Sower, & of the tares & of the grain of musterd <seed> &c
<1/> And it came to pass the same day, Jesus went out of the house, & sat by the Sea side. & <And> great multitudes were gathered together unto him, So that he went into a ship & sat; & the whole multitude stood on the <2/> shore. & <And> he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, behold, a sower went forth to sow; & when he sowed, some <seeds> fell by the wayside, & the fowls came & devoured them up; some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth, & forthwith they sprung up, and when the Sun was up they were scorched, because they had no deepness of earth; & because they had no root they withered away. And some fell among thorns; & the thorns sprung up, & choked them; but others fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit; some an hundred fold, some Sixty fold, & some thirty fold. Who hath ears to hear, let him <3/> hear. <3/> Then the Deciples came, & said unto him, Why speakest thou in parables unto them unto them in parables? He answered, & 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; for whosoever hath <receiveth,> to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance; but whosoever hath <continueth> not <to> <receiveth <receive,>> from him shall be taken away even that he hath. Therefore I speak unto <to> them in parables; because they seeing [p. 24 (first numbering)] see not; and hearing, <they> hear not; neither do they understand. & <And> in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias concerning them, which saith, By hearing, ye shall hear, and shall not understand; & seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. For this people’s heart is waxed gross, & 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, & should understand with their hearts, and should be converted, & I should hear <heal> <4/> them. <4/> But blessed are your eyes, for they see; & your ears, for they hear. And blessed are you because these things are come unto you, that you might understand them. And verily I say unto you, many righteous Prophets have desired to see these days which you see. & have not seen them; and to hear that which you hear, & have not <5/> heard. them <5/> Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. When any one heareth the word of the Kingdom, & understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, & catcheth it away that which was sown in his heart; this <6/> is he who received seed by the way side. <6/> But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word & readily with Joy receiveth it, yet he hath not root in himself & endureth but for a while; for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the <7/> word, by & by he is offended. <7/> He also who received seed among <the> thorns, is he that heareth the word; & the care of this world and the deceitfulness <8/> of riches, choke the word, & he becometh unfruitful. <8/> But he who received seed into the good ground, is he that heareth the word And understandeth & endureth; which also beareth fruit, & bringeth forth, some <9/> an hundred fold, some sixty & some thirty. <9/> Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The Kingdom of Heaven is likened unto a man which <who> sowed good seed in his field; but while he slept, his enemy came & sowed tears <tares> among the wheat, & went his way. But when the blade sprung up & brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the servents of the householder came & said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field; whence then hath it tares? He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. And the Servents said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go & gether them up? But he said, Nay, <least> while ye gether up the tares ye root up also the wheat with them. Let both grow together untill the harvest, & in the time of harvest, I will say to the reapers, gether ye together first the tares & bind them in bundles to burn them but gether the wheat into my Barn* <10/> Another parable put he forth unto them, Saying, the Kingdom of Heaven is like to a grain of musterdseed, which a man took and [p. 25 (first numbering)]
*gather ye together first the wheat into my barns, and the tares are bound in bundles to be burned.
sowed in his fiel[d]; which indeed is the least of all seeds; but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, & becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come & lodge in the branches <11/> thereof. <11/> Another parable spake he unto them, The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took & hid in three <12/> measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. <12/> All these things spake Jesus into <unto> the multitudes in parables; & without a parable spake he not unto them; that that <it> might be fulfilled which was spoken by the people prophets, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept <13/> Secret from the foundation of the world. <13/> Then Jesus sent the <13/> multitude away, & went into the house. <13/> & <And> his Deciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field. He answered & said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man; The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the Kingdom; but the tares are the children of the wicked; the enemy that sowed them is the Devil; the Harvest is the end of the world, or the distruction of the wicked; the reapers are the angels, or the messengers sent of Heaven. As therefore the tares are gethered and burned in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world, or the distructions of the wicked. For in that day, before the Son of man shall come, the Son of man <he> shall send forth his Angels, & messengers of Heaven, and they shall gether out of his <king>dom all things that offend, & them which do iniquity & shall cast them, <*> into a furnace of fire their shall be wailing & gnashing of theth<teeth> <‡> Then shall the righteous shine forth as the Sun, in the Kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let <14/> them hear. <14/> Again the Kingdom of Heaven is is like unto a treasure which is hid he hideth it hid in a field. And when a man hath found a treasure which is hid, he hideth <he secureth> it, and straitway for Joy thereof, <15/> goeth & selleth all that he hath, & buyeth that field. <15/> Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a Merchant man, seeking goodly pearls; who, when he had found one pearl of great price, he went <16/> & sold all that he had, & bought it. <16/> Again, the Kingdom of Heaven is like a net unto a Net, that was cast into the Sea & gethered of every kind; which, when it was full, they drew to shore, & set <sat> down & gethered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away; so shall it be at the end of the world; & the world is the children of the wicked. The Angels shall come forth & Sever the wicked from among the Just, & shall cast them <out> into a <the> furnace of fire <world to be burned;> there shall be wailing & gnashing of [p. 26 (first numbering)]
*out among the wicked; and there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth for they the earth <world> shall be burned with <‡> fire.
Teeth. Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things? <17/> They say unto him, Yea Lord. <17/> Then said he unto them, Every Scribe well instructed in the things of the Kingdom of Heaven, is like unto a householder; a man therefore, which bringeth forth out of his treasure <18/> treasure that which is new & old. <18/> And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. And when he was come unto his own Country, he taught them in their Syenegogues, insomuch that they were astonished, & said, Whence hath this Jesus this wisdom, & <these> mighty works? Is not this the Carpenters Son? Is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren James, & Joses, & Simon, & Judas, & his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath <19/> this man all these things, And they were offended at him. <19/> But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, & in his own house. & <And> he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.
Chapter XIV Herod Beheaded John the Baptist a multitude maraculously fed &c &c &c
<1/> At that time, Herod, the Tetrarch, heard of the fame of Jesus, & said unto his servents, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead, & therefore <2/> mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. <2/> For Herod had laid hands on John, & bound him, & put him in prison for Herodia’s sake, his brothers Philip’s wife; for John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. And when he had put would have put him to death he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. But when Herods birth day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them & pleased Herod. Whereupon he promised with an oath, to give her whatsoever she would ask. And she being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here, John Baptist’s head in a charger. And the King was sorry; nevertheless for the oath’s sake, & them that sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given. And he sent & beheaded John in the Prison; & his head was brought in a charger, & given to the Damsel; & she brought it to her mother. And his Deciples came & took <3/> up his <the> body, & buried it; & went & told Jesus. <3/> When Jesus heard that John was beheaded, he departed thence by Ship into a desert place apart; and when the people had heard of him, they followed him on foot out of the Cities. & <And> Jesus went forth, & saw a great multitude, & was mooved with compassion toward them, & he [p. 27 (first numbering)] <4> healed their sick, <4/> & <And> when it was evening, his deciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, & the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the vilages, & buy themselves victuals. But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. & <And> they said unto him, We have here but five loaves & two fishes. He said, Bring them hither to me. & <And> he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass; & he took the five loaves, & the two fishes; & looking up to Heaven, he blessed, & brake, & gave the loaves to the Deciples; & the Deciples to the multitudes; & they did all eat , & were filled. And they took up of the fragments that remained, twelve baskets <basketfuls>. & <And> they that had eaten were about <5/> five thousand men, besides women & children. <5/> And straitway Jesus constrained his Deciples to get into a ship, & to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. & <And> when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart, to <6/> pray. <6/> And when the evening was come, he was there alone. but the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tosed with the waves; for the wind was contrary. And in the fourth watch of the night, Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea. & <And> when the Deciples saw him walking on the Sea, they were in troubled, Saying, It is a spirit; & they cried out, for fear. But straitway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I, be of good not afraid. And Peter answered him & said, Lord if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. & <And> he said, Come. & <And> when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; & begining to seek to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand & caught him, & said unto him, Oh! thou of little faith; wherefore didst thou doubt? & <And> when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. Then they <that> were in the ship came & worshiped him, <7/> saying, Of a truth, thou art the Son of God. <7/> And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Geneserat. And when the man <men> of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, & brought into him all that were diseased; & besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment; & as many as touched, him were made perfectly whole.
Chapter XV Christ goeth toto <into> the cosst of Tye & Sidon & great multitudes gethered themselves tog <came to Jesus & he> healed their lame & dumb blind &c [p. 28 (first numbering)]
<1/> Then came to Jesus Scribes & Pharisees which were of Jerusalem, saying, Why do they <thy> Deciples transgress the traditions of of their the Elder? For, they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answered & said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father & mother; & he that curseth father or mother, let him die the death which Moses shall appoint. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to Father or Mother, By whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me it is a gift from me, <& honour not his father or Mother, it is well.> Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none affect by your traditions. O! ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophecy of your <you>, Saying, This people draw nigh unto me with their mouth, & honoureth me with their lips; but their hearts <heart> are <is> far from me. But in vain do they worship me, teach <2/> ing the Doctrines & the commandments of men. <2/> & <And> he called the multitude & said unto them, Hear, & understand; not that which goeth out into the mouth defileth the man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth the man. Then came his Deciples & said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees <were> offended, after they heard this saying? But he answered & said, Every plant, <which my Heavenly hath not planted,> shall be rooted up. Let them alone; they be blind leaders of the blind; & if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. <3/> Then answered Peter & Said unto him, Declare unto us this Parable. & <And> Jesus said, Are ye also yet without understanding? Do you not yet understand that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, & is cast into the drought? But those things which proceed out of the mouth, come forth from the heart; & they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adultery, fornication, thefts, false witness, blasphemy; these are things which defile a man; but but to eat with unwashen <4/> hands defileth a not a man. <4/> Then Jesus went thence, & departed into the cossts <coasts> of Tyre & Sidon. And Behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, of <&> cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grieveously vexed with a devil. But he answered her not a word. & <And> his Deciples came & besought him, Saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us. But He answered, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Then came she & worshiped him, saying, Lord help me; But he answered & said, It is not meet to take to take the children’s bread, & to cast it to dogs. And she said, Truth, Lord; yet the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the Master’s table. Then Jesus answered & said unto [p. 29 (first numbering)] her, Oh woman, great is thy faith; be it unto thee even as thou <5/> wilt. &<And> her daughter was made whole from that very hour. <5/> And Jesus departed from thence, & came nigh unto the Sea of Gallilee; and went up into a mountain, & sat down there. went <&<And>> great multitudes came unto him, having with them some lame, blind dumb, maimed, & many others, and cast them down at Jesus feet; & he healed them; insomuch that the multitude wondered when they saw the dumb to speak, & the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, & the blind to see. And they glorified the God <6/> of Israel. <6/> Then Jesus called his Desiples & said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three <three> days, & have nothing to eat; & I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. And his Deciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread, in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? And Jesus saith unto them<,> How many loves <7/> have ye? &<And> they said seven & a few little fishes. <7/> And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, & the fishes, & gave thanks, & brake the bread, & gave to his Deciples, & the Deciples to the multitude; & they did all eat & were filled. And they took up of the broken meat, seven baskets <basketfuls>. And they that did eat, were four thousand men, besides women & children. And he sent away the multitude, & took Ship, & came into the cosst <coast> of Magdala.
Chapter XVI Jesus cometh to the coast of Ceserea Philipi & asketh this<his> Apostles <Deciples> who men say that hewas & Who they say that he was &c & delivered unto Peter the keys of the Kingdom &c &c
The Pharisees also, with the Sadusees came, & <and,> tempted <tempting> him Jesus, desired him that he would shew them a sign from Heaven. & <And> he answered & said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, The whether is foul to day <fair; & in the morning, ye say, The whether is foul to day;> for the sky is red & lowring lowering. O ye hypocrites; you can dicern the face of the sky; but ye cannot tell the signs of the times. a <Ans> wicked & adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; & there shall no sign be given <unto> it, but the sign of the <2/> Prophet Jonas. And he left them & departed. <2/> & <and> <And> when his deciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed & beware of the leaven <3/> of the Pharisees & of the Saducees. <3/> And they reasoned among themselves, saying, He said this because we have taken no bread. And when they reasoned among themselves, Jesus perceived it; [p. 30 (first numbering)] and & he said unto them, O ye of little faith, Why reason ye among yourselves, bcause because ye have brought no bread? Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up? Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, & how many baskets ye took up? How is it that ye do not understand, that I spake not unto you concerning bread, that <4/> ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharicees & of the Saducees? <4/> Then understood they, how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of <4/> bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees & of the Saducees. <4/> And when Jesus came unto <into> the coasts of Ceserea Philipi, he asked his Deciples, saying, Whom do men say that I, the Son of man, am? And they said, Some say, John the Baptist; some, Elias; & others, <5> Jeremias, or one of the Prophets. <5/> He saith <said> unto them, but whom say ye, that I am? And Simon Peter answered, & said, Thou art the Christ, the son of the living God. And Jesus anserred & said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjonah; for flesh & blood hath not revealed this unto thee, but my father which <who> is in Heaven And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter; & upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. & <And> I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven; & whatsoever thou shalt bind on Earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever thou shalt bind <loose> on Earth, shall be loosed in Heaven, Then charged he his Deciples that they should tell no man that he was <6/> Jesus, the Christ. <6/> From that time forth bgan Jesus to shew unto his Deciples, how that he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the Elders & chief priests. & Scribes, & be killed, & be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, & began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord; this shall not be done unto thee. Lord But he turned & said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan; thou art an offence unto me; for thou savourest not things that be of God, but those <7/> that be of men. <7/> Then said Jesus unto his deciples, If any will come after me, let him deny himself, & take up his cross, & follow me. And now for a man to take up his cross, is to deny himself from all ungodliness, & from evry worldly lust, and keep my commandments. Brake not my commandments, for to save your lives; for whosoever will save his life in this world, shall loose it in the world to come; and whosoever will loose his life <in this world,> for my sake, shall find it in the <8/> World to come. <8/> Therefore, <forsake> the world, & save your Souls; for what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world , & loose his [p. 31 (first numbering)] own Soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his father, with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. Verily I say unto you, there be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the son of man comeing in his kingdom.
Chapter XVII Christ transfigered upon the Mountain &c
<1/> And after six days, Jesus taketh Peter, James, & John his brother, & bringeth them up into an high Mountain apart, & was transfigered before them; and his face did shine as the Sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And behold, there appeared unto them Moses & Elias <2/> talking with him. <2/> Then ansered Peter, & said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here; if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, one for Moses, & one for Elias. While he yet spake, behold, a light cloud overshadowed them; & Behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, <3/> in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him. <3/> & <And> when the Deciples heard the voice, they fell on their faces, & were sore afraid. & <And> Jesus came & touched them, & said, Arise, & be not afraid. & <And> when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save <4/> Jesus only. <4/> & <And> as they came down from the mountain, Jesus Charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, untill the son of man be risen again from the dead. & <And> his deciples asked him, saying, Why then say the Scribes that Elias must first come? & <And> Jesus answered & said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, & restore all things. as the Prophets have written & again I say unto you that <that> Elias is <has> come already <concerning whom it <is> written, Behold I will send my messenger and he shall prepare the way before me> & they knew him not & have done unto him whatsoever they listed* Likewise shall also the Son of man suffer of them. But I say unto you, Who is Elias? Behold, this is Elias whom I send to prepare the way before me. Then the Deciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist, & also of another which should come <5/> & restore all things, as they were <it is> written by the Prophets. <5/> & <And> when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a man kneeling down to him, & saying, Lord, have mercy on my Son; for he is Lunatick, & Sore vexed; for oft times he falleth into the fire, & oft into the water; & I brought him to thy Deciples, & they could not cure him. Then Jesus ansered & said, O! faithless & perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring [p. 32 (first numbering)]
*as the Prophets have written. And again I say unto you that, that Elias has alcome already, concerning whom it is written, Behold I will send my messenger, and he shall and he shall prepare the way before me; and they knew him not, and have done unto him, whatsoever they listed. him hither to me. & <And> Jesus rebuked the Devil, & he departed out of him; <6/> & the Child was cured from that very hour. <6/> Then came the Deciples to Jesus apart, & said, Why could not we cast him out? & <And> Jesus said unto unto them, Because of your unbelief; for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of musterdseed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove to yonder place, & it shall move; & nothing shall be imposable unto you. How be it, this kind goeth not out but by prayer <7/> & fasting. <7/> & <And> while they abode in Gallilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of sinners <men; &> they shall kill him, & the third day he shall be raised again. & <And> they were exceeding <8/> sorry. <8/> & <And> when they were come to Capurnium, they that received tribute came to Peter, & said, Doth not your master pay tribute? He saith <said>, Yea; & <And> when he was come into the house Jesus rebuked him, saying, What thinkest thou Simon? Of whom do the Kings of the Earth take custom, or tribute? Of their own Children, or of strangers? Peter saith <said> unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith <said> unto him, Then are the Children free. Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the Sea, & cast a hook, & take up the fish that first cometh up; & when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find a piece of money; that take, & give unto them for me & thee.
Chapter XVIII the parable of the Lord & his Servents, likened unto the kingdom of Heaven. &c
<1/> At the same time came the Deciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. & <And> Jesus called a little child unto him, & set him in the midst of them, & said, verily I say unto you, except you be converted & become as little children, ye cannot <Shall not> enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whosoever therefore, shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven. & <And> whoso shall receive one such little child in my name, receiveth me; but whoso shall offend one of these little ones, which believe in me, it were better for him that a milstone was hanged about his <2/> neck & he was drownded in the depth of the sea. <2/> Wo, unto the world, because of offences! For it must needs be that offences come; but wo! to that man by whom the offence cometh! Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut it off & cast it from thee; for it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather then having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. & <And> if thine eye offend thee, pluck it <out> & cast it from thee; it is [p. 33 (first numbering)] Better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather then having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. & <And> a man’s hand is his friend, & his foot also; & a mans eye, are they of his own house <3/> hold. <3/> Take heed that ye dispise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, that in Heaven their angels do always behold the face of my father who is in Heaven. For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost, & to call sinners to repentance; but those little ones have no need of repentance, & I will save <4/> them. <4/> How think ye? If a man have a Hundred sheep, & one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety & nine & goeth into the Mountains, & Seeketh that which is gone astray? & <And> if it so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more over that which was lost, then over the ninety & nine which went not astray; even so, it is not the will of your father which is in Heaven, <5/> that one of these little ones should perish. <5/> Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go not<&> till <tell> him his fault between thee & him alone; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother; but if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two moree, that in the mouth of two or three witnessess every word may be established; & if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the Church; but if he neglect to hear the Church, let him <6/> be unto you as a heathen man & a publican. <6/> verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye <shall> bind on Earth, shall be bound in Heaven; & whatsoever <ye> shall loose on Earth, shall be loosed in Heaven. <7/> Again, I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, that they may not ask amiss, it shall be done for them of my father which is in heaven. For where two or three are agreed <gethered> together in my name, there am <8/> I in the midst of them. <8> Then came Peter to him, & said, Lord, how oft shall my brother Sin against me, & I forgive him? Till seven times? Jesus saith <said> unto him, I say not unto thee, untill seven times; but, untill Seventy times Seven. Therefore is the Kingdom of Heaven likened unto a certain King, who would take account of his Servents. & <And> when he had begun to recon, one was brought unto him who owed him ten thousand tallents; but, for as much as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, & his wife, & children, & all that he had, & payment to be made. & <And> the servent besought him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, & I will pay thee all. Then the Lord of that Servent was moved [p. 34 (first numbering)] with compassion, & loosed him, & forgave him the debt. The servent therefore, fell down & worshiped him. But the same Servent went out, & found one of his fellow servents, which owed him a hundred pence; & he laid hands on him, & took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. & <And> his fellow servent fell down at his feet, & besought him, saying, Have patience with me, & I will pay thee all; & he would not; but went & cast him into Prison, till he should pay the debt. So when his fellow servents saw what was done, they ware very sorry, & came & told it unto their Lord all that was done. Then his Lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servent, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me, shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow servent, even as I had pity on thee? & his Lord was wroth, & delivered him to the tormenters, till he should pay all that was due unto him. So likewise shall my heavenly father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.
Chapter XIX The Pharisees tempted Christ asked him whether it were lawful to put away a wife &c
<1/> And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Gallilee, & came into the coast of Judea beyond Jordan. & <And> great multitudes followed him; & many believed on him, & he healed them. there. <2/> The Pharisees came also unto him, tempting him, & saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause? & <And> he answered & said unto them, Have ye not read, that he who made man at the begining, made thim <him> male & female, & said, For this cause shall a man leave father & mother, & shall cleave to his wife; & they twain shall be one flesh? Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath put Joined together, let not man put assunder. <3/> They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, & to put her away? He saith <said> unto them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives; but from the begining it was not so. & <And> I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, & shall marry an other, commiteth adultery; & whoso marieth her that is put away, doth com<4/> mit adultery. <4/> His Deciples say unto him, If the case of <the> man be so with a wife, it is not good to mary. But he said unto them, all cannot receive this saying; It is not for them save to whom it is given; for there are some Eunuchs, which were so <born> from their mothers womb; & there are some Eunuchs, which were made Eunuchs of men; [p. 35 (first numbering)] and there be Eunuchs, which have made themselves Eunuchs, for the Kingdom of Heavens sake. He that is able to receive, let him receive <5/> my sayings. <5/> Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put hands on them & pray. & <And> the deciples rebuked them, saying, There is no need, for Jesus hath said such shall be saved. But Jesus said, Suffer little children to come unto me, & forbid them not, for of such is the Kingdom of Heaven. & <And> he laid hands on them, <6/> & departed thence. <6/> And behold, one came & said, Good Master; what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? & <And> he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God; but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments, He saith unto him, which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder <not kill;> Thou shalt not commit adultery; Thou shalt not steal; Thou shalt not bear false witness; Honour thy father & mother; & Thou shalt love thy neighbour, as thy self. The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up; what lack I yet? Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go sell that thou hast, & give to the poor, & thou shalt have treasure in Heaven; & come & follow me. But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorro<7/> wful; for he had great possessions. <7/> Then said Jesus unto his deciples, verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. & <And> again I say unto you, It is easier for a Camel to go through the eye of a needle , then for a rich man <8/> to enter into the Kingdom of Heaven God. <8/> When his Deciples heard this they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved? But Jesus beheld their thoughts, & said unto them, With men this is imposable; but if they will forsake all things for my <9> sake, with God, whatsoever <things> I speak, are posible. <9/> Then answered Peter & said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, & followed thee<;> What shall we have therefore? & <And> Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, shall, in the resurrection, when the son of man shall come sitting in <on> the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, Judgeing the twelve tribes of Iisrael. & <And> every one that have forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my names sake, shall receive a hundred fold; & shall inherit everlasting life. But many of the first, shall be last, & the last first.
Chaptr XX the Kingdom of Heaven compared like unto a man hireing labourers in his vineyard &c [p. 36 (first numbering)]
<2/> For the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a man, an householder, who went, out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard & & <And> when he had agreed with them <the> labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. & <And> he went out about the third hour, & some <saw> <found> other standing Idle in the market place, & said unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, & whatsoever is right I will give you; & they went their way. & <And> again he went out, about the third <sixth> hour & ninth hour, & did likewise. & <And> about the eleventh hour he went out, & found others standing Idle, & saith <said> unto them, Why stand ye here all the day Idle? They say unto him, because no man hath hired us. He saith <said> unto them, Go ye also into <2/> the vineyard; & whatsoever is right ye shall receive. <2/> So when even was come, the lord of the vinyard saith <said> unto his steward, Call the labourers & give them their hire, begining at <from> the last unto the first. & <And> when they came that began about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; & they likewise received every man a peny; & when they had received a penny, they murmerred against the good man of the house, saying, These last have wrought one hour only, & thou hast made them equal unto us who have borne the burden & the heat of the day. But he answered one of them, & said, Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst not thou agree with me for a penny? Take thine & go thy way; I will give unto this last even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good? So the last shall be first, & the first last; for <&> <3/> <and> many are called, but few chosen. <3/> & <And> Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve Deciples apart in the way, & said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, & the son of man shall be betrayed unto the Chief Priests, & unto the Scribes, & they shall condemn him to death; & <And> shall deliver him to the gentiles to mock, & to scourge, & to crusify; & <And> <4/> the third day he shall rise again. <4/> Then came to him the mother of Zebedees Children with her sons, worshiping Jesus, & desiring a certain thing of him. & <And> he said unto her, What wilt thou that I shall <should> do? & <And> she saith <said> unto him, Grant, that these my two Sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, & the other on thy left , in thy Kingdom. But Jesus answered & said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, & to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. & <And> he saith <said> unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, & be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to set on my right hand, [p. 37 (first numbering)] and on my left, is not mine to for whom it is prepared of my father, <5/> but not mine to give. <5/> & <And> when the ten heard this, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. But Jesus called them & said, Ye know that the times <Princes> of the gentiles exercise dominion over them, & they that are great exercise authority upon them; but it shall not be so among you; but whosoever will be great among you, lest <let> him be your minister; & whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servents <servent>; even as the Son of man, came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, & to give his life a ransom for <6/> many. <6/> And as they departed from Jerico, a great multitude followed him. & <And> behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David . & <And> the multitude rebuked them, saying, they they should hold their peace; but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David. & <And> Jesus stood still, & called them, & said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had compassion & touched their eyes; & immediately their eyes received sight, & they followed him.
C[h]apter XXI Christ rideth to Jerusalem on a Colt the foal of an Ass &c
<1/> And when Jesus drew nigh unto Jerusalem, & they were come to Bethp[h]age, unto <on> the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two Deciples, <saying> unto them, Go into the villege over against you, & straitway you shall find an ass <Colt> tied; & a colt with her loose the ass & the colt & bring them <it> <and bring it> unto me; & if any shall say ought unto you, ye shall say, The lord hath need of them <it;> & straitway he <2/> will send them <it. /> <2/> All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophets, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy king cometh unto the[e], <&> he is meek, & he is sitting upon an ass, & a <3/> colt the foal of an ass. <3/> And the deciples <went> did as Jesus commanded them, & & brought the ass & the colt, & put on them <their> <it> their clothes; & Jesus took the colt & sat thereon; & they followed him. & <And> a very great multitude followed him spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees & strewed in the way. & <And> the multitudes that went before, & also that followed after, cried, saying, Hozannah to the Son of David; Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord; <4/> Hozannah in the highest. <4/> & <And> when he was come into Jerusalem, all the City was moved, saying, Who is this? & <And> the multitude said, This is <5/> Jesus of Nazereth, the the Prophet of Gallilee <5/> & <And> Jesus went into the [p. 38 (first numbering)] Temple <of God, & cast out all them that sold & bought in the Temple,> & overthrew the tables of me <the> money changers, & the seats of them that sold doves, & said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called <6/> the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves. <6/> & <And> the blind, & the lame, came to him in the Temple; & he healed them. & <And> when the Chief Priests & Scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, & the children of the Kingdom crying in the temple, & saying, Hozannah to the son of David; they were sore displeased, & said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? & <And> Jesus said unto them, Yea; Have ye never read the Scriptures which saith, Out of the mouths of babe’s & suckling’s, O <7/> Lord, thou hast perfected praise? <7/> & <And> he left them, & went out of the City <7/> into Bethany, & he lodged there. <7/> Now in the morning, as he returned into the City, he hungered; & when he saw a Figtree in the way, he came to it, & found nothing thereon <there was not any fruit on it,> but leaves only; & he said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever; & presently the Figtree whithered away. & <And> when the Desiples saw this, they marveled & said, How soon is the Figtree whithered away! Jesus answered & said unto them, Verily I say unto you, if ye have faith, & doubt not, ye shall not only do this to the Figtree, but also, if ye shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, & be thou cast into the Sea; it shall be done. & <And> all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, in faith believeing, ye <8/> shall receive. <8/> And When he was come into the Temple, the chief priests Priests & the Elders of the People, came unto him as he was teaching & said, By what authority dost thou these things? & <And> who gave thee this authority? & <And> Jesus answered & said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, Which, if ye <tell> me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things. The Baptism of John, whence was it? From Heaven, or of men? & <And> they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From Heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the People; for all People hold John as a Prophet. & <And> they answered Jesus & said, We cannot tell. <9/> & <And> he said, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. <9> But what think ye? A man had two Sons; & he came to the first, <saying,> Son, go work today in my vineyard. He answered & said, I will not; but afterwards he repented & went. & <And> he came to the Second, & said likewise. & <And> he answered & said, I will serve; & went not. Whether of these twain did the will of their father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith <said> unto them Verily I say unto you, that the Publicans & Harlotts shall go into the Kingdom of God before you; for John came unto you in the way of righteousness, & bore record of me, & ye believed him not; but [p. 39 (first numbering)] the Publicans & the Harlotts believed him; & ye, afterward, when ye had seen me, repented not, that ye might believe him; for he that believed not John concerning me, cannot believe me, except he first repent; & except ye repent, the preaching of John shall condemn you in the <10/> day of Judgement. <10/> & <And> again, hear another parable; for unto you that believe not, I speak in parables; that your unrighteousness may be rewarded unto you. Behold, there was a certain Householder, who planted a vineyard, & hedged it round about, & diged a winepress in it, & & built a Tower, & let it out to husbandmen, & went into a far country; & when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servents to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. & <And> the husbandmen took his Servents, & beat one, & healed <killed> another, & stoned another. Again he sent other servents more then the first; & they did unto them likewise. But last of all, he sent unto them his son, Saying, They will reverence my Son. But when the husbandmen saw the Son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, & let us Seize on his inheritance. & <And> they caught him & cast him out of the vinyard, & slew him. & <And> Jesus said unto them, When the Lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto them <those> husbandmen? They say unto him, He will destroy those miserable wicked men, & will let out the vinyard unto other husbandmen, who shall render him the fruits <11/> in their Seasons. <11/> Jesus saith <said> unto them, did ye never read in the scriptures, the stone which the builder rejected, the same is <to> become the head of the corners; this is the Lord’s doings, & it is marvelous in our eyes? Therefore say <I> unto you, the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you, & given to a Nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. & <For> whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall be broken ; but on whomsoever it shall <12/> fall, it will grind him to powder. <12/> & when the Chief Priests & Pharisees had heard his parables they perceived that he spake of them. & <And> they said among themselves, Shall this man think that he alone can spoil this great Kingdom? & <And> they were angery with him. But when they sought to lay hands on him, they fearred <feared> the multitude, because that <13/> they learned that the multitude took him for a Prophet. <13/> & now his Deciples came to him, & Jesus saith <said> unto them, Marvel ye at the <words or the> parable which I spake unto them? Verily I say unto you, I am the stone, & those wicked ones reject me. I am the head of the corner. These Jews shall fall upon me, & shall be broken; & the Kingdom of God shall be taken from them, & shall be given to a Nation bringing forth the fruits thereof; (meaning the gentiles.) Wherefore [p. 40 (first numbering)] on whomsoever this stone shall fall, it shall grind him to powder. & <And> when the Lord therefore of the Vineyard cometh, he will destroy those miserable, wicked men, & will let again his vineyard unto other husbandmen; even in the last days, which shall render him the fruits <14/> in their seasons. <14/> & <And> then understood they the parable which he spake unto them, that the gentiles should be destroyed <also,> when the Lord should decend out of Heaven to reign in his vineyard, which is the Earth & the inhabitants thereof.
Chapter XXII the parable of the Marriage supper &c
<1/> And Jesus answered the People again, & spake unto them in parables, & said, The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a certain King, who made a marriage for his Son. & <And> when the marriage was ready, he sent forth his Servents to call them that were bidden to the wedding; & they would not come. <2/> Again he Sent forth other Servents, <saying,> Tell them that are bidden, Behold I have prepared my oxen, & my fatlings have been killed, & my dinner is ready, & all things are prepared; therefore come unto the marriage. But they made light of the Servents, & went their ways; one to his farm, & another to his Merchandize; & the remnant took his Servents, & entreated them spitefully, & slew them. But when the King heard that his servents were dead, he was wroth; & he sent forth his armies <3/> & destroyed those murderers, & burnt up their City. <3/> Then saith <said> he to his servents, The wedding is ready; but they who were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, & as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servents went out into the highways, & gethered together all, as many as they found, both bad & good; & <4/> the weding was furnished with guests. <4/> But when the King came in to See the guests, he saw there a man who had not a weding garment; & he saith <said> unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a weding garment? & <And> he was speechless. Then said the King unto his Servents, Bind him hand & foot, & take & cast him away into outer darkness; there shall be weeping & gnashing of teeth; for many are called, but few <5/> Chosen; wherefore all do not have on the wedding garment. <5/> Then went the Pharisees & took council how they might entangle him in his talk. & <And> they sent out unto him their deciples with the Herrodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, & teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any; for thou regardest not the person of men; tell us therefore, what thinkest theou <thou?> Is it lawful to give [p. 41 (first numbering)] Tribute unto Ceaser or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, & said, Ye hypocrites, Why tempt ye me? Shew me the tribute money; & they brought unto him a penny. He said unto them, Whose image is this, & superscription? They say <said> unto him, Ceaser’s. Then saith <said> he unto them, Render therefore unto Ceasar, the things which are Ceasar’s, & unto God, the things which are Gods. & <And> when they had heard him <6/> say these words, they marveled, & left him & went their way. <6/> The same day came the Sadusees to him who say that there is no resurrection, & asked him, saying, Master, Moses said, if a man die, having no Children, his brother shall marry his wife & raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were with us, seven brethren; & the first, when he had married a wife, deceased; &, having no isue, he left his wife unto his brother. Likewise the second also, & the third, & even unto the seventh. & <And> last of all the woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seven? <7/> For they all had her. <7/> Jesus answered & said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures, nor the power of God; for in the resurrection, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels of God in Heaven. But as touching the resurrection of the dead, Have ye not read that which was spoken unto you of God, saying, I am the God of Abraham, & the God of Isaac, & the God of Jacob? God <8/> is not the God of the dead, but of the living. <8/> & <And> when the multitude heard him, they were astonished at his doctrine. But when the Pharisees heard him <that> he had put the Sadusees to silence, they were gethered to gether. Then one of them, a lawyer, tempting him, asked, saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the Law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, & with all thy soul, & with all thy mind. This is the first & great commandment. & <And> the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all <9/> the Law & the Prophets. <9/> While the Pharisees were gathered to gether, Jesus asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? Whose son is he? They say unto him, The Son of David. He saith <said> unto them, How then Doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool? If David then called him Lord, How is he his Son? & no man was able to answer this question him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
Chapter XXIII Christ upbraideth the Scribs for their hypocracy [p. 42 (first numbering)] & weepeth over Jerusalem &c
<1st> Then spake Jesus to the multitude, & to his Deciples, saying, The Scribes & the Pharisees sit in Moses seat. All therefore, whatsoever they bid you observe, they will make you observe & do; for they are ministers of the Law, & they make themselves your Judges; but do not ye after their works; for they say, & do not. For they bind heavy burdens & lay on mens Shoulders, & they are grieveious to be born; but they will not move them with <2/> one of their fingers. & <And> all their works they do to be seen of men. <2/> They make broad thirs Phylacteries, & enlarge the borders of their garments, & love love the uppermost rooms at feasts, & the chief seats in the synegouges, & greetings in the markets, & to be called of men, Rabi, Rabi, (which is master.) But be not ye called Rabi; for one is your master, which is Christ; & all ye are brethren. & <And> call non one your Creator upon the Earth, for <or> your Heavenly father; for one is your Creator & Heavenly father, even him <he> who is in heaven. Neither be ye called, Master; for one is your master, even him <he> <he> whom your Heavenly father sent, which is Christ; for he hath sent him among you, that ye might have life. But he that is greatest among you shall be your Servent. & <And> whosoever shall exhalt himself, shall be abased of him; & he that shall humble <3/> himself, shall be exhalted of him. <3/> But wo unto you, Scribes & Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the Kingdom of Heaven against men; for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering, to <4/> go in. <4/> Wo unto you, Scribes & Pharisees, for ye are hypocrites! Ye devour widows houses, & for a pretence make long prayers; therefore <5/> you shall receive the greater damnation <punishmet.> <5/> Wo! unto you, Scribes & Pharisees, hypocrites! For you compass sea & land to make one prosolite; & when he is made, you make him ten <two>fold more the child <6/> of Hell then he was before, like unto yourselves. <6> Wo! unto you, blind guides, who say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple, he commiteth sin, & is a debtor. You are fools, & blind; for which is the greatest, the gold, or the Temple that sanctifieth the gold? & <And> ye say, Whosoever sweareth by the Altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift, that is upon it, he is guilty. O fools, & blind; for which is the greatest, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Verily I say unto you, whosoever <therefore,> sweareth by it, sweareth by the altar, & by all things thereon. & <And> whoso shall swear by the Temple, sweareth by it, & by him who dwelleth therein. & <And> he that shall swear by Heaven, sweareth by the stone throne of God, & by him who <7/> sitteth thereon. <7/> Wo! unto you, Scribes & pharisees, hypocrites! For you [p. 43 (first numbering)] pay tithe of mint, & annese, & cummim; & have omitted the waighter things of the law, & of Judgement, mercy & faith; these ought ye to have done, & not to leave the other undone. You blind guides, who strain at a gnat, & swallow a Camel; who make yourselves appear unto men that you would not commit the least sin, & yet you yourselves transg<8> ress the whole Law. <8/> Wo! unto you, Scribes & Pharisees, hypocrites! For you make clean the out side of the cup, & of the Platter; but within they are full of extortion, & excess. You blind Pharisees, cleanse first the cup & platter within, that the outside of them may be clean also. <9/> Wo! unto you, Scribes & Pharisees, hypocrites! For you are like unto whited Sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward<ly,> but are within, full of the bones of the dead & of all uncleanness; even so, you also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within you are full of <10/> hypocracy & iniquity. <10/> Wo! unto you, scribes & pharisees, hypocrites! Because you build the tombs of the Prophets, & garnish the Sepulchres of the righteous, & say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakes <partakers> with them in the blood of the Prophets. Wherefore, you are witnesses unto yourselves, of your own wickedness; & you are the children of them who killed the prophets; & will fill up the measure then of your fathers; for you yourselves kill the Prophets like unto your fathers. <11/> You serpents, & generation of vipers, how can you escape the damnation of Hell? Wherefore behold, I send unto you Prophets, & wise men, & Scribes; & of them you shall kill & crusify; & of them you shall scourge in your Synegouges & persecute from City to City, that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the Earth, from the blood of righteous Abel, unto the blood of Zacharius, Son of Borachius, whom <12/> ye slew between the Temple & the Altar. <12/> Verily I say unto you, all these things shall come upon this generation. You bear testimony against your fathers, when you yourselves are partakers of the same wickedness. Behold your fathers done it through ignerance, but you do not; where <13/> fore their sins shall be upon your heads. <13/> Then Jesus began to weep over Jerusalem, saying, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem! You who will kill the Prophets, & will stone them who are sent unto you; how often would I have gethered your children under <together>, even as a hen gethereth <gatheres> her chickeens under her wings, & you would not! Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you, that you shall not see me hence forth, & know & kow that I am he of whom it is written by the Prophets, until you shall say, Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord, in the clouds of Heaven, & all the Holy Angels with him. [p. 44 (first numbering)]
Chapter XXIV Christ foretelleth the distruction of Jerusalem & the end of the wicked &c
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<14/> Then understood his deciples, that he should come again on the Earth, after that he was glorified & crowned on the right hand of God. & <1/> <And> Jesus went out & departed from the Temple; & his deciples came to him for to hear him, saying, Master, shew us concerning the buildings of the Temple; as thou hast said, They shall be thrown down & left <2/> unto you desolate. <2//> & <And> Jesus said unto them, See you not all these things? & <And> do yeu not understand them? Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here upon this temple, one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. & <And> Jesus left them & went upon the <3/> Mount of Olives. <3/> & <And> as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, the Deciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us when shall these things be which thou hast said concerning the distruction of the Temple, & the Jews; & what is the sign of thy coming; & of the end of the World, (or the distruction of the wicked, which is the end of the <4/> World.) <4/> & <And> Jesus answered & said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; & shall deceive many. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, & shall kill you; & you shall be hated of all Nations for my name’s sake. & <And> then shall many be offended, & shall betray one another. & <And> many false Prophets shall arise, & shall deceive many. & <And> because iniquity shall abound, the love of many Shall was <wax> cold. But he that shall <5/> endure unto the end <remaineth stedfast, and is not overcome,> the same Shall be Saved. <5/> When you therefore, shall see the abominations of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, concerning the distruction of Jerusalem, then you shall stand in the holy place; (whoso readeth let him understand;) then let them who be <are> in Judea, flee into the Mountains; let him who is on the house top, not come down <flee and not return to> to take any thing out of his house; neither let him who is in the field, <not> return back to take his Clothes. & <And> wo unto them that are with child, & unto them that give suck in those days! Therefore, pray you <ye> the Lord, that your flight be not in thee Winter, neither on the Sabath day; for then, in those days, shall be great tribulations on the Jews & upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; such as was not before sent upon Israel of the world <God,> since the begining of their reign <kingdom> till this time; <6/> no, nor ever shall be sent again upon Israel. <6/> all these things <which have befalen them, <are> only the begining of the sorrows which shall come upon them;> are the beginings of sorrows &, except those days should be shortened, there should no <none of their> flesh be saved. But for the elect’s sake, according to the covenant, those days shall be shortened. Behold those things I have spoken unto [p. 45 (first numbering)] <7/> you concerning the Jews, <7> & then immediately <again,> after the tribulation of those days which shall come upon Jerusalem, if any man shall say unto you, Lo! here is Christ, or there; believe him not; for in those days there shall also arise false Christs, & false Prophets, & shall shew great signs & wonders; insomuch, that if Posable, they shall deceive the verry Elect, who are the Elect according to the covenant. Behold I speak these things unto you for the Elects sake. & <And> you also shall hear of wars, <& rumours of wars;> see that ye be not troubled; for all I have told you must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Behold I have told you before; wherefore, if they shall say unto you, Behold he is in the desert, go not forth. Behold he is in the Secret Chambers, believe it not. For as the light of the morning cometh out of the East, & shineth even unto the West, & covereth <8/> the whole Earth; so shall also the comeing of the Son of man be. <8 /> And now I shew unto you a parable. Behold, wheresoever the carcas is, there there will the Eagles be gethered together; So likewise shall mine elect be gethered to gether from the four quarters of the Earth; & <And> they shall hear of wars & rumours of wars. Behold, I speak unto you for mine elects sake. For Nation shall rise against Nation, & Kingdom gainst Kingdom; there shall be famine & pestilences, & Earthquakes in diverse places. & <And> again, because iniquity shall abound, the love of men shall wax cold; but he that shall endure unto the end <not be overcome,> the same shall be <9/> saved <9/> <&> <And> again, this Gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the World, for a witness unto <all> Nations; & then shall the end come, or <10/> the distruction of the wicked. <10/> & again, shall the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, be fulfilled. & <And> immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkened, & the moon shall not give her light, & the stars shall fall from Heaven, & the powers of <11/> Heaven shall be shaken. <11/> Verily I say unto you, this generation shall<in> thee which these things shall be shewn forth, shall not pass away till all these <I have told you shall> be fulfilled. Although the days will come that heaven & Earth shall pass <12/> away, but <yet> my words shall not pass away; but all shall be fulfilled. <12/> & <And> as I said before, after the tribulations of those days, & the powers of the heavens shall be shaken, then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; & then shall all the tribes of the Earth mourn; & they shall see the son of man coming in the clouds of Heaven, with power & great glory. & whoso treasureth up my words, shall not be deceived; for the Son of man Shall come, & he shall send his Angels before him with the gereat sound of a trumpet, & they shall gether together <the remainder of> his elect from the four winds; from one end of Heaven to the other. [p. 46 (first numbering)] <13/> Now learn a parable of the figgtree. When his <its> branchs is <are> yet tender, & it <begins to> puteth forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh at hand. So likewise, mine elect, when they shall see all these things, <they> shall know that he is near, even at the doors. But of that day & hour no one knoweth; no, not the Angels of <God in> Heaven, but my Father only. But as it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be also at the coming of the son of man, For it shall be with them as it was in the days that <which> were before the flood; <for> untill the day that Noah entered into the ark, they were eating & drinking, marrying & giving in marriage, & know not untill the flood came & took them all away; so Shall also the coming of the Son of <14/> man be. <14/> Then shall be fulfilled that which is written, That in the last days, two shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, & the other left. Two shall be grinding at the mill; the one taken, & the other left. & <And> what I say unto one, I say unto all men; Watch therefore, for ye know not at what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, & would not have suffered his house to have been broken up; but would have been ready. Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as <15/> you think not, the son of man cometh. <15/> Who then is a faithful & wise servent, whom his Lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in [due] season? Blessed is that servent, whom his Lord when he cometh shall find so doing. & <And> verily I say unto you he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But if that evil servent shall say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his comeing; & shall begin to smite his fellow servents, & to eat & drink with the drunken; the Lord of that Servent shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, & in an hour that he is not aware of, & shall cut him assunder, & shall appoint him his portion with the hypocrites; <16/> there shall be weeping & gnashing of teeth. <16/> & <And> thus cometh the end of the wicked according to the prophecy of Moses, saying, They should be cut off from among the people; but the end of the Earth is not yet, but by & by.
Chapter XXV The Parable of the ten virgines &c
<1/> And then at that day, when <before> the son of man shall come <comes,> the Kingdom of Heaven shall be likened unto ten virgins, which <who> took their lamps & went forth to meet the bridegroom. & <And> five of them were wise, & five of them were foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, & took no oil with them; <2/> but the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps. <2/> While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered & Slept. & <And> at midnight theyre<there> was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; Go ye out to meet him. Then all [p. 47 (first numbering)] those virgines arose, & trimmed their lamps. & <And> the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out. But the wise answered, saying, Lest there be not enough for us & you, go you rather to them that sell, & buy for yourselves. & <And> while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; & they that were ready went in with him to the marriage; & the door was shut. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us. But he answered & said, Verily I say unto you, I <3/> know you <know me> not. <3/> Watch therefore; for you know neither the day nor the <3/> hour, wherein the Son of man cometh. <3/> Now I will liken these things unto a parable. For it is like as a man traveling into a far country, who called his own servents, & delivered unto them his goods. & <And> unto one he gave five talents, to another two, & to another one; to every man <4/> according to his several ability; <&> straightway went on his Journy. <4/> Then he that had received the five talents, went & traded with the same, & gained other five talents. & <And> likewise he who received two tallents, he also gained other two. he <But he> that had received one, went & digged in the Earth <5/> & hid his Lord’s money. <5/> After a long time the Lord of theose Servents cometh, & reckeneth with them. & <And> so he that had received the five tallents came & brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five tallents; behold I have gained besides them, other fives talents more. His Lord said unto him, Well done, good & faithful servent; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee <6/> ruler over many things; enter thou into the Joy of thy Lord. <6/> He also that had received two talents came & said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two tallents; behold I have gained two talents besides them. His lord said unto him, Well done, good & faithful servent; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over <7/> many things; enter thou into the Joy of thy Lord. <7/> Then he who had received the one talent came & said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, & gethered where thou hast not Scattered; & I was afraid, & went & hid thy talent in the Earth; & lo, here is thine <thy> tallent; take it from me as thou hast from thine other servents, for it is thine. His Lord answered & said unto him, O wicked & slothfull servent; thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, & gethered where I have not scattered. Having known this therefore, thou oughtest to have put my money to the exchangers, & at my coming I should have received mine own with usuary. I will take therefore the talent from you, & give it unto him who hath ten tallents. For unto every one who hath obtained other tallents, shall be <given> given, & he shall have in abundance. [p. 48 (first numbering)] But from him that hath not obtained other tallents, shall be taken away, even that which he hath received. & <And> his lord shall say unto his servents, Cast ye the unprofitable servent unto outer darkness; there <8/> shall be weeping & gnashing of theeth. <8/> When the son of man shall come in his glory, & all the Holy Angels with him, then he shall sit upon the throne of his glory; & before him shall be gethered <of> all Nations; & <And> he shall seperate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth sheep from the goats, the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left. <9/> & <And> he shall sit upon his throne, & the twelve apostles with him. <9/> & then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my Father, inherit the Kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was anhungered, & you gave me meat; I was thirsty, & you gave me drink; I was a stranger, & you took me in; naked, & ye clothed me; I was sick, & ye visited me; I was <10/> in prison, & ye came unto me. <10/> Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee anhungered, & fed thee? Or thirsty, & gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, & took thee in; or naked & clothed thee? Or, when saw we thee sick, or in prison, & came unto thee? & <And> the King shall say answer & say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of <11/> these my Brethren, ye have done it unto me. <11/> Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil & his angels. For I was anhungered, & you gave me not no meat; I was thirsty, & you gave me no drink; I was a stranger, & you took me not in; naked, & you clothed me not; <12/> sick, & in prison, & you visited me not. <12/> Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee anhungered, or a thirst, or as a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in Prison, & did not minister unto thee? <13> Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as you done <did> it not to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it not unto me. & <And> these Shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal.
Chapter XXVI Christ betrayed & crusified &c
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<Ch 26> Septembr 26th 1831 C[h]apt 26 <matt>
<1/> And it came to pass, when Jesus had finshed all these sayings, he said unto his deciples, Ye know that after two days is the <2/> passover; & <then> the Son of man is betrayed & to be crucified. <2/> then assembelled together the chief Priests, & the Scribes, & the Elders of the people, unto the palace of the high Priest, who was called Caiaphas, & consulted that they might take Jesus by Subtility, & kill him. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an <3/> uproar among the people. <3/> Now when Jesus was in Bethlehem <Bethany,> in the house of siomon the Leper, there came unto him a woman, having an alabasterbox of very precious ointment, & poured <4/> it on his head, as he sat in the house, <4/> But when his Deciples saw <some saw> this, they had indignation, saying, Unto what purpose is this waste? For this o[i]ntment might be have been sold for much, <5/> & given to the poor. <5/> When they had said thus, Jesus understood them, & he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? For she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the poor alwa always with you; but me ye have not always. For she hath poured this o[i]ntment on my body, for my burial. & <And> in this thing that <what<that>> she hath done, she shall be blessed; for verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, this thing that this woman hath done, shall also be told for a mem<6/> morial of her. <6/> Then one of the Twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief Priests & said, What will ye give me & I will deliver him unto you? & <And> they covenanted with him for thirty Peices of silver. & <And> from that time he sought opportunity to betray <7> him <Jesus.>, <7/> Now on the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the Deciples came unto Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover? & <And> he said, Go into the city to such a man, & say unto him, The master <master> saith, my time is at hand; I will keep the pasover at thy house with my Deciples. <8/> & <And> the Deciples did as Jesus appointed them & they made ready the <8/> passover. <8/> Now when the evening was come, he sat down with the twelve. & <And> as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto <you,> that one of you shall betray me. & <And> they were exceeding sorrowfull, & began every one of them to say <unto him,> Lord, is it I? & <And> he answered & said, He that dipeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall [p. 1 (second numbering)] betray me. But the son of man goeth as it is written of him; but wo unto that man by whom the son of man is betrayed! <9/> It had been good for that man if he had not been born. <9/> Then Judas, who betrayed him, answered & said, Master, is it I? He said unto <10/> him, Thou hast said. <10/> & <And> as they were eating, Jesus took bread & break it & blessed it, & gave to his deciples & said, Take, eat; this is in rememberance of my body & <which> I give <gave> <a ransom for your sins> unto you a commandment that ye shall observe to do <even> the thi even the thing which ye & <And> he took the cup, & gave thanks, & gave it to them, said <saying,> Drink ye all, of it. For this is in rememberance of my blood of the new testament, which is shed for as many as shall believe <11/> on my name ; for the remission of their sins. <11/> & <And> I give unto you a commandment, that ye shall observe to do the things which ye have seen me do, & bear record of me even unto the end. But I say unto you, I will not drink of the <henceforth of this> fruit of the vine, untill that day that <when> I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom. <11/> & <And> when they had sung an <a> hymn, they went out upon the into the <12/> mount of Olives. <12/> Then saith <said> Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night; for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, & the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. But <after> I am risen <13/> again, I will go before you into Gallilee. <13/> Peter answered & said unt[o] him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, I will never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I <14/> not deny thee. Likewise <also> said all the Deciples. <14/> Then cometh Jesus <with> them unto a place called Gethsemane & saith <said> unto the Deciples, Sit ye here while I go & pray yonder. & <And> he took with him Peter & the two sons of Zebedee, & began to be sorry <sorrow> full & very heavy. Then said he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorry <sorrowfull>, <even> unto death, tarry ye here & watch with me. & <And> he went a little farther, & fell on his face, saying & prayed, saying, Oh! my father, if it be posible let this cup pass from me; nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. & <And> he cometh unto the Deciples & findeth them asleep, & he saith <said> unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? Watch & pray <you,> that ye enter not into temptation; the <15/> spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. <15 /> He went away [p. 2 (second numbering)]again the Second time, & <prayed,> saying, Oh my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. & <And> he <16/> came & found them asleep again; for their eyes were heavy. <16/> & <And> he left them, & went <away> again, praying saying these same words & prayed the third time, saying, the same words. Then cometh he unto his deciples, & sayeth <saith <said>> unto them, Sleep on now, & take rest; behold the hour is at hand, & the son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners. & <And> after they had slept he sayith <said> unto them, Arise, & let us be going; behold, <17/> he is at hand that doth betray me. <17> & <And> while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, & with him a great multitude with <18/> swords & staves, from the chief Priests & Elders of the People. <18/> Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shal shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast. & <And> forthwith he came to Jesus, & saith <said>, Hail, Master; & kissed him, & <And> Jesus said unto him, Judas, wherefore art thou come to betray me with a kiss? Then came they, & <19/> laid hands on Jesus, & took him. <19/> & <And> behold, one of them which were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, & drew his sword, & struck a servent of the high Priest & smote off his ear. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place; for all they that take the sword shall perish with the wword <sword>. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my father, & he shall presently give me more then twelve legions of Angels? <But> how then shall the scriptures <20/> be fulfilled, that thus it must be. <20/> & <In> that same hour said Jesus unto the multitudes, Are ye come out against me as as a against a thief with swords & staves for to take me? I sat daily <with you> in the temple, with you teaching, & ye laid no hold on me. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the Prophets might be fulfilled. Then <21/> all the deciples forsook him, & fled. <21> & <And> they that had laid hold on Jesus, led him away to Caiphas the high Priests, where the Scribes <22/> & the Elders were assembelled. <22/> But Peter followed him afar off unto the high Priests Palace, & went <in,> & sat with the servents, to <22/> see the end. <22> Now the chief Priests, & Elders, & all the coucil, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death but found none; yea, though many false witnesses came, they found none that could accuse him. At the last came two false witnesses, & said, This man said this man said, I am able to destroy the temple of <23/> God, & to build it in three days. <23/> & <And> the high Priest arose & said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? [p. 3 (second numbering)] knowest <thou> what these witness against thee? But Jesus held his peace. & <And> the high Priest answered <& said unto him,> I adjure the by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God. Jesus sayeth <said> unto him, Thou hast said; nevertheless, I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the son of man siting on the right hand of <24/> power, & coming in the clouds of heaven. <24/> Then the high Priest rent his clothes, saying, He has <hath> spoken blaspheme; what further need have we of witnesses? Behold now ye have heard his blasphemy; What think ye? They answered & said, he is guilty <and worthy> of death. Then did they spit in his face, & buffiteded him; & others smote him with the palms of their hands, saying, Prophecy unto us, thou <25/> christ, who is it that smote? Thee? <25> Now peter sat without in the Pallace; & a Damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Gallilee. But he denyed before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest. & <And> when he was gone out into the Porch, another saw him, & said unto them, that were there, This man was also with Jesus of Nazereth. & <And> again he denied with an oath, saying, I do not know the man. & <And> after a while came they that stood by, & said to Peter, Surely thou also art one of them; for thy speech betrayeth thee. Then began he to curse & to swear, saying, I know not the man. & <And> immediately the cock crew. & <And> Peter remembered the words of Jesus, which <he> said unto him, Before the Cock Crow thou shalt deny me thrice. & <And> he went out & wept bitterly
<27> <1/> When the morning was come, all the Chief priests & Elders of the People took council against Jesus, to put him to death. & <And> when they had bound him, they led him away, & delivered him to Pontius Pilate <2/> the Govenor. <2/> Then Judas, which <who> had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, & brought again the thirty three pieces of silver silve[r] to the chief Priests & Elders, saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innosent blood. & <And> they said unto him, What is that to us? See thou to it; thy sins be upon thee. & <And> he cast down the pieces of silver in the Temple, & departed, & went & hanged himself on a tree. & <And> straitway he fell down, & his bowels gushed out, & he died. <3/> & <And> the Chief Priests took the Silver pieces, & said, It is not lawfull <for> to put them into the treasuery, because it is the price of blood. & <And> they took council, & bought with them the potters field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field [p. 4 (second numbering)] <4> of blood, unto this day. <4/> Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeramiah <Jeremy> the Prophet, saying, & <And> they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, the price of whom they of <the> Children <of Israel> did value; <& therefore they took the pieces of silver,> & gave them for the Potters field, as the Lord <5/> appointed me by the mouth of Jeremy. <5/> & <And> Jesus stood before the governor; & the governor asked him, saying, art <Art> thou the King of the Jews? & <And> Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest truly, for thus it is written of <6/> me. <6/> & <And> when he was accused of the Chief Priests & Elders, he answered nothing. Then saith <said> Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? & <And> he answered them him not to his questions; yea, never a word, insomuch that the governor <7/> marvelled greatly. <7/> Now at the feast the governor wast wont to releas unto the People a Prisoner, whom they would. & <And> they had there <then> a noteable Prisoner, whom they called Barrabas. Therefore when they were gethered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I releas unto you? Barrabas, or Jesus, which is called Christ For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. then saith <8/> Pilate hearest thou not how many things <8/> When he was set down on the Judgement seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that Just man; <for> I <for> have suffered many things this day <in a dream <vision>> because of him. But the chief Priests & Elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barrabas, & destroy Jesus. & <And> the governor said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barrabas, Pilate said unto them, whts <What> shall I do with Jesus, which is called Christ? & <And> all said unto him, Let him be crusified. & <And> the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? <9/> But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crusified. <9/> When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but rather a tumult was made, he took water, & washed this <his> hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this Just person; see that ye <10/> do nothing unto him. <10> Then answered all the People, & said, His blood come on us, & our children. Then released he Barrabas unto them; & when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crusified. <11/> Then the Soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, & gethered unto him the whole band; & they striped [stripped?] him, & put on him a Scarlett <purple> robe. & <And> when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, & a reed in his right hand; [p. 5 (second numbering)] And they bowed the knee before him, & they mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! & <And> they spit upon him, & took the reed, & smote him on the head. & <And> after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, & took his <put his> own raiment on him, & led him away to crusify him & <him. And> as they came out, they found a man from <of> Syrene <Cyrene>, Simon by name; him they compelled to bear his cross. <12> & <And> when they had <were> come unto a place called Golgotha , (that is to say, a place of ascull <burial,>) they gave him vinegar to drink mingelled with <gall;> & when he had tasted the vinegar, he would not drink. & <And> they crusified him, & parted his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which is as <was> spoken by the Prophet, They parted my garments among them, & for my vesture they did cast lots. & <And> sitting down they <13/> watched him there. <13> & <And> Pilate wrote a title, & put it on the cross, & the writing was, Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews; in Letters of Greek, & Lattin, & Hebrew. & <And> the chief Priest said unto Pilate; It should be written, & set <up> over his head, his accusation, This is he that said, <he was> Jesus the King of the Jews. but <But> Pilate answered & said, What I have <14> written I have <written;> let it alone. <14/> Then there were there two thieves crusified with him; one on the right hand, & an other on the left. & <And> they that passed by reviled him, wagging their heads, & saying, Thou that destroyest the Temple , & buildist it again in three days, save thyself, <15/> If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. <15> Likewise also the chief Priests mocking with the scribes of the <&> Elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, & we will believe him. He trusted in god; lest <let> him deliver him now; if he will save <16/> him, let him save him; for he said, I am the son of Go. <16/> One of the thieves <also> which were crusified with him, cast the same in his teeth. & <But> the other rebuked him, saying, Dost thou not fear God, seeing thou art under the same condemnation; & this man is Just & hath not sinned; & he cried unto the Lord, that he would save him. & <And> the <17/> lord said unto him, This day thou shalt be with me in Paradse. <17> now <Now> from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the Ninth hour. & <And> about the Ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli! Eli! Lama Sabacthani? (That is to say, My God, my God, why <18> hast thou forsaken me?) <18> Some of them that stood there, when they [p. 6 (second numbering)] heard him , said, This man calleth for Elias. & <And> straitway one of them ran, & took a sponge, & filled it with vinegar, & put it on a reed, & gave him to drink. The rest said, Let him be, let us see whe<19/> ther Elias will come to save him. <19 > Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, saying, Father, it is finished; thy will is done, <20/> & he yielded up the ghost. <20> & <And> behold, the veil of the Temple was rent in twain brom <from> the top to the bottom; & the Earth did quake, & the Rocks wrant; & the graves were opened; & the bodies of the saints whic saints which slept, arose, & there <who> were many, & came out of the graves & after his resurrection, went into the Holy City, & appeared <21/> unto many. <21/> Now when the centurions, <&> they <&> that were with him, watching him <Jesus,> saw <heard> the Earth quake, & <saw> those things that <which> were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the son of God. & <22> <And> many women were there beholding afar of, which followed Jesus from Gallilee, ministering unto him for his burial; among whom was mary magdalene, & mary the Mother of James & <23/> Joses, & the Mother of Zebedees Children. <23> When <the> evening was come, there came a rich man of Aramathea named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ Deciple; he went to Pilate & beged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be deliverd. <& <And>> when Joseph had taken the body, he wraped it in a clean linen cloth, & laid it in his own <new> tomb, which he had hewn out of a <in the> rock; & he <24/> rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, & departed. <24/> & <And> there was Mary Magdalene, & the other Mary, sitting over against the <25/> Sepulchre. <25> Now the next day that followed the day of the Preperation, the Chief Priests & Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember that that <that> deceiver said while he was yet alive, in <After> three days I will rise again. Command therefore, that the Sepulchre be made sure untill the third day, lest his deciples come by night, & steal him away, & say unto the People, He <is> risen from the dead; so the <this> last error shall <imposter will> be greater <worse> then the first. <26/> Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch; go your way, make <it> as shure as you can. So they went & made the sepulchre shure, sealing the stone, <&> set seting a watch.
<1/> In the end of the Sabath day, as it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, early in the morning, came Mary Magdale<2/> ne, & the other Mary to see the sepulchre. <2/> & <And> behold there was a <had been> [p. 7 (second numbering)] great Earthquak[e]; for the <two> Angel<s> of the Lord decended from heaven, & came & rolled back the stone from the door, & set <sat> upon it. & <and> his <their> countenance was as <like> lightning, & his <their> raiment white as snow. & <And> for fear of him <them> the keepers did shake, & became as though they were dead. & <And> the Angel<s> ansered & said unto the women, Fear not ye; for I <we> know that ye seek Jesus who was crusified. He is not here; for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay; & go quickly & tell his Deciples <that> he is risen from the dead; & <And,> <Behold,> he goeth before you into gallilee; there shall ye see him; Lo! I <3/> have told you. <3/> & they departed quickly from the Sepulchre, with fear & great Joy; & did run to bring his Deciples word. & <And> as they went to tell his D[i]ciples, <behold> Jesus met them, saying, All hail! & They came & held him by the feet, & worshiped him. Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid; go tell my brethren that they go into <4/> Gallilee, & there shall they seem see me. <4/> Now when they were going, <Behold> some of the watch came into the City, & shewed unto the chief Priests all the things that were done. & <And> when they were assembelled with the Elders, & had taken coun[c]il, they gave large money unto the Soldiers, saying, Say ye, his Deciples came by night, & stole him while we slept. & <And> if this come to the governors ears, we will persuade him, & secure you. So they took the money, & did as they were taught; & this saying is commonly reported among <5/> the Jews untill this day. <5/> Then the Eleven Deciples went away into Gallilee, into a Mountain where Jesus had appointed them, & <And> when they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. <6> <& <And>> Jesus came & spake unto them, <saying,> All power is given unto me <them saying> <me> in heaven, & in <on> earth. Go ye therefore; & teach all Nations, baptizing them in the name of the father, & of the Son, & of the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; &, Lo, I am with you always unto the end of the World. Amen.
The Gospel of <according to> St Mark (C[h]apter) (first)
<1 > The begining of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God; as it is written in the Prophets, Behold, I send my Messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. The voice of one crying in the Wilderness, Prepare ye <the way of the Lord,> make his paths <straight,> [p. 8 (second numbering)] <2/> John did Baptize in the Wilderness, & & preached the Baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. & <And> there went out unto him all the land of Judea, & <they of> Jerusalem, & were all <many were> baptized <of him> in the river <3/> Jordan, confessing their sins. <3/> & <And> John Was clothed with camel’s hair, & with a girdle of Skin about his loins; & he did eat Locusts & wild honey; & Preached, saying, There cometh one mighter then I after me, the latchets of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down & unlose. I indeed have baptized you with water; but he shall not <only> bap<4/>tize you with water but with fire & the Holy Ghost. <4/> & <And> it came to pass that Je in those days, that Jesus came from Nazereth of Gallilee, & was baptized of John in Jordan. & <And> straitway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, & the spirit like a dove decending upon him; & <And> there came a voice from heaven, saying, Thou art my beloved son, in whom thou art <I am> well pleased. & <And> John bear record of <5/> it. & <And> immediately the Spirit driveth <took> him into the wilderness. & <And> he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan <Satan Seaking to tempt him;> & was with the <6/> wild beasts; & the angels ministered unto him. <6/> Now after that John was put into Prison, Jesus came <in>to Gallilee Preaching the gospel of <the kingdom of> God, & saying, The time is fulfilled, & the kingdom of God is at hand; <7/> repent ye, & believe the gospel. <7> & <And> now as he walked by the sea of Gallilee, he saw Simon & Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers. & <And> Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, & I will make you to become fishers of men. & <And> straitway they forsook their nets, & follow<8/> ed him. <8/> & <And> when he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the Son of Zebedee, & John his brother, who also were in the Ship, mending their nets. & followed him & when he <And he called them;> <&> straitway he called them & they left their father Zebedee in the Ship with the hired Servents, and <9/> went after him. <9/> & <And> they went into Capurneum <on> <the> <Sab>; & straitway on the Sabath day, he entered into the Synagogue, & taught. & <And> they were astonished at his doctrine; & they <for he> taught them as one that had auth<10>ority, & not as the Scribes. <10/> & <And> there was in their Synagogues a man with an unclean Spirit; & he cried out, saying, Let us alone; what have we 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. & <And> Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, & come out of him. & <And> when the unclean spirit had torne him, & cried with a loud <11/> voice, he came out of him. <11/> & <And> they were all amazed, insomuch [p. 9 (second numbering)] that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? What new doctrin[e] is this? For with authority commandeth he, even the unclean spirits, & they do obey him. & <And> immediately his fame spread abroad throughout all the regions round <12/> about Gallilee. <12/> & <And> forthwith when they were come out of the Synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon & Andrew, with James & John. & <And> Simon’s <wife’s> mother lay sick of a fever; & anon anon they tell <besought> him of <for> her. & <And> he came & took her by the hand, & lifted her up; & the <im>mediately the fever left her, & she came <13/> & minnistered unto them. <13/> & <And> at evening, when the <after> sun did set, they brought unto him all that were diseased, & them that were possessed with devils, & all the City was gethered together at the door. & <And> he healed many that were sick of diverse diseases, & cast out many Devils; & suffered not the devils to speak, <14/> because they knew him. <14/> & <And> in the morninig, rising up a great while before day, he went out & departed into a solitary place, & there prayed. & <And> Simon, & they that were with him, followed after him. & <And> when they had found him, they said unto him, All men seek for thee. & <And> he said unto them, Let us go into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for therefore came <15/> I forth. <15/> & <And> he Preached in their synagogues throughout all Gallilee, <15/> & cast out Devils. <15/> & <And> there came a leper to him, beseeching him, & kneeling down to him, & said, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. & <And> Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand & healed him touched him, <& said <saith> unto him,> I will; be thou clean. & <And> as soon as he had spoken, <immediately> the leprousey departed from him, & he was cleansed. & <And> he straitly charged him, & forthwith sent him away; & saith <said> unto him, See thou say nothing to any man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the Priests, & offer <for thy cleansing,> those things which moses commanded, for a testimony <un>to them. But he went out, & began to publish <it> & much, & to blaze abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the City, but was without in desert <Solatary> places; & they came to him from every quarter.
<1/> And again, he entered into capurnium after many days; and it was noised <abroad> that he was in the house. & <And> straitway many [p. 10 (second numbering)] were gethered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive the multitude, no, not so much as about the door; & he preached the <2/> word unto them. <2/> & <And> they came unto him, with bringing one Sick of the Palsey, which <was> borne of four <Persons.> & <And> when they could not come nigh unto him, for the press, they uncovered the roof where he was; & when they had broken it up, they let down the bed wherein the sick of the Palsey lay. When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the <3/> Palsey, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. <3/> But there were certain of the Scribes sitting there, <&> reasoning in their hearts, Why doth this man thus speak blasphemyes? Who can forgive sins but God only? & <And> immediatealy, when Jesus perceived in the <his> spirit, that they so reasoned within themselves, he said unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts? Is it not easier to say to the sick of the Palsey, Thy sins be forgiven thee; then to say, Arise, <&> take up thy bed & walk? But that ye may <know> that the Son of man hath power on Earth to forgive sins, (he saith <said> to the sick of the Palsey,) I say unto thee, Arise, & take up thy bed & go thy way & go in <into> thy house. & <And> immediately he arose, took up the bed, & went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, & <many> glorified God, saying <saying>, We never saw the power of God an <4/> after this manner. <4/> & <And> he <Jesus> went forth again by the sea side, & all the <5/> multitude resorted unto him, & he taught them. <5/> & <And> as he pased by, he saw Levi the Son of Alpheus, sitting at the receipt of custom <place where they receve tribute, as was customary in those days,> & <he> said <5/> unto him, Follow me; & arose <he arose> & followed him. <5/> & <And> it came to pass, as that <as> Jesus sat at meet <meat> at <in> his house, many Publicans & sinners sat also, together with Jesus <him,> & with his deciples; for there were many, & they followed him. & <And> when the Scribes & Pharisees saw him eat with Publicans & sinners, they said unto him his Deciples, How is it that he eateth & drinketh with Publicans & sinner? When Jesus heard this, he saith <sayeth> <s[a]ith> unto them, They that are whole have no need of the Physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to <6/> repentance. <6/> & <And> they came & saith <said> unto him, The Deciples of John & of the Pharisees used to fast; & they <why> do the Deciples of John & of the Pharisees fast, but thy deciples fast not? & <And> Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? As long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. but <But> this <thes[e]> days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from <7/> them, & then shall they fast in those days. <7/> No man also seweth [p. 11 (second numbering)] a piece of new cloth on an old garment; else the new piece take that filled it up taketh away from the old, & the wrent is made worse. & <And> no man puteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine doth burst the bottles, & the wine is spilled, & the bottles will be marred; but new wine must be put into New bottles. <8/> & <And> it came to pass, that he went through the cornfields on the Sabath day; & his deciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of Corn. & <And> the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they <thy Disciples> on the Sabath day that which is not lawful? & <And> he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, & <was a> hungered, he, & they that <who> were with him? How he went into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the high Priest, & did eat the shew bread, which is not lawfull to eat but for the Priests, & gave also to them <9/> which were with him? <9/> & <And> he said unto them, The sabath was maid for man, & not man for the Sabath. Wherefore the sabath was given unto man for a day of rest; & also that man should gloryfy God, & not that man should not eat; for the Son of man made the Sabath day, therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the Sabath.
<1/> And he entered again into the Synegouge; & there was a man there that had a withered hand. & <And> they watched him to see whether he would <heal> him on the Sabathday; that they might accuse him. & <And> he saith <said> unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. & <And> he saith <said> unto them, Is it Lawful to do good on the Sabath days, or to do evil? To save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. & <And> when he had looked round about on them <with> anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith <said> unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. & <And> he stretched <2/> out his hand; & his hand was restored whole as the other. <2> & <And> the P[h]arisees went forth, & straitway took counil with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. But Jesus withdrew himself, with his Deciples, to the seeea <Sea>; & a great multitude from Gallilee followed him, & from Jeudea, & from Jerusalem, & from Idumea, & from beyond Jordan; & they about Tyre & Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, <3/> came unto him. <3/> & <And> he spake unto his Deciples, that a small ship should wait on him, because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. For he had healed many; in somuch that they pressed [p. 12 (second numbering)] upon him for to touch him. As many as had plagues & unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, & cried, saying, <4/> Thou art the Son of God. & <And> he strictly charged them that they should <4/> not make him known. <4/> & <And> he goeth up into a Mountain, & calleth whom he would; & they came unto him. & <And> he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, & that he might send them forth to preach, & to have power to heal Sicknesses, & to cast out Devils. & <And> Simon he sirneamed Peter; & James the Son of Zebedee, & John the Brother of James; & he Sirnamed them Boanerges, which is the Sons of thunder; & Andrew, & Philip, & Bartholomew, & Mathew, & Thomas, & James the Son of Alpheus, & Thadius, & Simon the Canaanite, & Judas <5/> Iscariot, which also betrayed him; & they went into a house. <5/> & <And> the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. & <And> when his friends heard him <speak,> they went out to lay hold on <6/> him; for they said, He is beside himself. <6/> & <And> the Scribes which came down from Jerusalem, said, He hath Beelzebub, & by the Prince of the Devils he casteth out Devils. Now Jesus knew this, & he called them, & he said unto them in Parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? & <And> if a Kingdom be divided against itself, how can that Kingdom stand? & <And> if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand? & <And> if Satan rise up against himself, & be divided, he cannot stand; but Spe[e]dily hath an end. No man can enter [i]nto a strong mans house, & spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; & then he will spoil his <7/> house. <7/> & <And> then came certain men unto him, accusing him, saying, Why do ye receive sinners, seeing thou makest thysslf the Son of God? But he answered them, & saith <said>, Verily I say unto you, All sins which men have committed, when they repent, shall be forgiven them; for I came to preach repentance unto the sons of men. & <And> blasphemies wherewithsoever they shall blaspheme, shall be for given them that come unto me & do the works which they see me do. But there is a sin which shall not be forgiven, He that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost, hath never forgivness; but is in danger of being cut down out of the World. & <And> they shall inherit eternal damnation. & <And> this he said because <unto> them because <8/> they said, He hath an unclean spirit. <8> While he was yet with them, & while he was yet speaking, there came then some of his brethren; & his mother; <&>, standing without, said <sent> unto him, calling unto him. & <And> the multitude sthat sat about him, <& th[e]y> said unto him, [p. 13 (second numbering)] Behold they <thy> Mother & thy Brethren <without> seek for thee. & <And> he answered them, saying, Who is <are> my Mother, or <who are> my Brethren? & <And> he looked round about on them & said <whi> which sat about him, & said, Behold my mother & my Brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my Mother & Sister & Brother Brother, & my Sist[e]r, & Mother.
<1/> And he began again to teach by the sea side; & there was gethered unto him a great Multitude, So that he entered into a Ship & Sat in the Sea; & the <2/> whole multitude was by the sea on the Land. <2/> & <And> he taught them many things by Parables. & <And> he said unto them by doctrine in his doctrine, Hearken; behold, there went out a Sower to Sow; & it came to pass as he sowed, some fell by the way side, & the fowls of the air came & devoured it up. &<And> some fell on stony ground, where it had not much Earth; & immediately it sprang up, <&> because it had no depth of Earth but when the Sun was up, it was scorched; <&> because it had no root, & it withered away. & <And> some fell among thorns, & the thorns grew up & choked it; & it yielded no fruit. & <And> other seed fell on good ground, & did yield fruit, that sprang up & increased, & brought forth, some thirty <fold>, <&> some & sixty, & some a hundred. & <And> he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear <3/> let him hear. <3/> & <And> when he was alone they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the Parable <& <wi>th the Deciples> with the twelve & they that believed in him, <thy> <they> that were about him with the twelve, asked of him the Parable. & <And> he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God; but unto them that are without, all things are done in Parables; that seeing, they may see & not perceive; & hearing, they may hear & not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, <4> & their shons <sins> should be forgiven them. <4/> & <And> he said unto them, know ye not this Parable? & <And> how then will ye know all Parables? & The sower soweth the word. & <And> these are they by the wayside, where the word is sowed; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately & taketh away the word that was sowed in their hearts. & <And> these are they likewise which <who> were sown <receve the word> on stony ground; Who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness, & have no root in themselves, & so endure but for a time; <&> afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the words sake, immediately they are offended. & <And> these are they which <who> are sown <receive the word> among thorns; such as hear the word, & the cares of this world, & the deceitfulness of riches, & the lusts of other things [p. 14 (second numbering)] entering in, choke the word, & it becometh unfruitfull. & <And> these are they which <who> are sowed <Sown> <receive the word> on good ground; such as hear the word, & hear it receive it, & bring forth <fruit;> some thirty fold, some Sixty, & some a hundred. <5/> & <And> he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, & not <to be> set on a candlestick? I say unto you, Nay; for there is nothing hid, which shall not be manafested; neither was any thing kept Secret, but that it should in due time come abroad. If any man <6/> have ears to hear, lest <let> him hear. <6/> & <And> he said unto them, Take heed what you hear; for with what measure you mete, it shall be measured to you; & unto you that <continue to> receive, shall more be given; for he that hath <doth receiveth,> to him shall be given; & <but> he that hath <continueth> not <to receive,> from him shall be taken <7/> even that which he hath. <7/> & <And> he says <said,> So is the Kingdom of God; as if a man should cast seed into the ground; & should sleep & rise, night & day, & the seed should spring & grow up, he knoweth not how; for the Earth bringeth forth fruit of herself, first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he puteth in the Sickle, because <8/> the harvest is come. <8/> & <And> he said, Where unto shall I liken the Kingdom of God? Or with what comparison shall we compare it? It is like a grain of Musterdseed, <which,> when it is sown in the Earth, it is less then all the seeds that be in the Earth; but, when it is sown it groweth up, & becometh greater then all herbs, & shooteth out greater branch<9/>es; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. <9/> & <And> with many such Parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear <bear>; but without a Parable spake he not unto them. & <And> when they were <10/> alone, he expounded all things unto his deciples. <10/> & <And> the same day, when the even was come, he saith <said> unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. & <And> when they had sent away the multitude, they sent <took> him even as he was in the Ship. & <And> there were also with him other little <11/> Ships. <11/> & <And> there arose a great storm of wind, & the waves beat <over> into the ship; so that it was now full & he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow; & they awoke him, & say <said> unto him, Master, carest <thou> not thou that we perish? & <And> he arose & rebuked the wind, & said unto the sea, Peace, be still. & <And> the wind ceased & there was a great calm. & <And> he said unto them, Why are ye so fearfull? How is it that ye have no faith? & <And> they feared exceedingly, & said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind & the sea obey him? [p. 15 (second numbering)]
<1/> And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the Country of the Gaderenes, & <And> when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him <out of the tombs> a man out of the tombs <a man> with an unclean spirit, who had been dwelling among the tombs; & no man could bind him, not no, not with chains; because that he had been often bound with fetters & chains, & the chains had been plucked asunder by him, & the fetters broken in pieces; neither could any man tame him. & <And> always, night & day, he was in the mountains, & in the tombs, crying, & cutting himself with stones. But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran & worshiped him, & cried with a loud voice, & said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus thou son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. For he said unto him, come out of the man, unclean spirit. & <And> he asked <comanded> him, saying, what is <Declare> thy name. & <And> he answered, saying, My name is Legion; for we are many. & <And> he besought him much, that <2/> he would not send them away out of the countery. <2/> Now there was there, nigh unto the Mountains, a great herd of swine feeding. & <And> all the Devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine that we may enter into them. & <And> forth with Jesus gave them leave. & <And> the unclean spirits went out, & entered into the swine; & the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, <&> they <3/> were about two thousand, & were choked in the sea. <3/> & <And> they that fed the swine fled, & told <the people> in the City, & in the Country, all that was done unto the swine. & <And> they went out to see what it was that was done. & <And> they came to Jesus, & see <saw> him that was possessed with the Devil, & had the Legion, <sitting, &> Clothed, & in his right mind; & they <4/> were afraid. <4/> & <And> they that saw the Maricle [miracle], they <told> them that came out, how it befell the man <him> that was possessed <and> with the devil, to have him <and how the Devil was> cast out, & concerning the swine. & <And> they began immediately to <5/> pray him to depart out of their cosst <coast>. <5/> & <And> when he was come into the ship, he that was <had been> possessed with the Devil,<,> Spake to Jesus, & prayed him that he might be with him. Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but said unto him, Go home to thy friends & tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, & hath had compassion on thee. & <And> he departed, & began to publish in Decapolis, how great things Jesus had done for him; & all that heard him did marvel. [p. 16 (second numbering)] <6/> And when Jesus had passed over again on the other <by Ship> unto the other side, much people gethered unto him; & he was nigh unto the Sea. & <And> Behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the Synnaguge, Jairus by name; & when he saw him he fell at his feet, & besought him greatly, saying My little daughter lieth at the Point of Death; come & lay thy hands on her that she may be healed; & she shall live. & <And> he went with him, <7/> & much People followed him & thronged him. <7/> & <And> a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, & had suffered many things of many Physicians, & had spent all that <she> hat <had>, & was nothing better but rether grew worse; when she had heard of Jesus, she came in the press & behind, & touched his garment; for she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. & <And> straitway the fountain of her blood was dried up, & she felt in body that she was healed of that plague. <8> & <And> Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press & said, Who touched my clothes? & <And> his Deciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, & sayest thou, Who touched me? & <And> he looked round about to <see> her that had done this thing; but the woman, fearing & trembling, knowing what was done in her, came & fell down <before him,> & told him all the truth. & <And> he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in <9> peace, & be whole of thy plague. <9/> While he yet spake, there came of <from> the ruler of the Synnagogue’s <house,> a man which said, Thy daughter is dead; why troublest thou the master any further? as <As> soon as he spake, Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith <said> unto the ruler of the Synnagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. & <And> he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, & James, & John the Brother of James. & <And> he cometh to the house of the ruler of the Synnagogue, & seeth the tumult, & them that wept & wailed greatly. & <And> when he was come in, he said unto them, Why make ye this ado, & weep? The Damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. & <And> they laughed him to scorn. but <But> when he had put them all out, he taketh the Father, & the Mother of the Damsel, & them that were with him, & entereth in where the Damsel was lying; & he took the Damsel by the hand & said unto her, Taliatha cumi; which is, being interperted, Damsel, I say unto thee, Arise. & <And> straitway the Damsel arose & walked; for she was twelve years old. & <And> they were astonished with a great astonishment. & <And> he charged them straitly that no man should know it; [p. 17 (second numbering)] and commanded that something should be givein her to eat.
<1/> And he went out from thence, & came into his own country; & his <Deciples> followed him. & <And> when the Sabath day was come, he began to teach in the Synnagogue; & many hearing, were astonished at his words, saying, From whence hath this man these things? & <And> what wisdom is this that is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the Son of Mary, the brother of James & Joses, & of Judah & Simon? & <And> are not his sisters here with us? <2/> & <And> they were offended at him. <2/> But Jesus said unto them, A Prophet is not without honour, but <except> <save> in his own country, & among his own kin, & in his own house. & <And> he could then do no mighty works <there,> save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folks, & they were healed. & <And> he marvelled because of their unbelief. & <And> he went round about the villiges, <3/> teaching. <3/> & <And> he called the twelve, & began to send them forth by two, & two; & gave them power over unclean spirits; & commanded them that they should take nothing <for their Journey,> save a Staff <only>; no Scrip, nor bread, <4/> <nor mony in their purse;> but should be shod with Sandals, & not put on <take> two Coats. <4/> & <And> he said unto them, In <to> whatsoever <whatsoever> place <soever> ye enter into <into> a house, there abide till ye depart from that place. & <And> whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you; when ye depart thence, shake off the dust of your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, it shall be more tolerable for Sodom & Gomorah in the day of Judgement, than <5/> for that City. <5/> & <And> they went out, & preached, that men should repent. & <And> they cast out many Devils, & annointed with oil many that were <6/> sick, & they were healed. <6/> & <And> King Herod heard of Jesus; for his name was spread abroad; & he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the Dead, & therefore, mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. Others said, That it is Elias; & others said, That it is a Prophet, or as one <7/> of the prophets. <7/> But when Herod heard of him, he said, It is John whom I beheaded; he is risen from the dead. For Heored himself had sent forth & laid hold upon John, & bound him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brothers Philip’s wife; for he had married her. For John had said <un>to Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brothers wife. Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, & would have killed him; but she could not; for Herod feared John, knowing that he was a Just man, & a holy man, & <one who> feared God & observed [p. 18 (second numbering)] to worship him; & when he heard him he did <done> many things <for him,> & heard <8/> him gladly. <8> & <But> when the <a> coven<i>ant day was come that Herods on his birth day <was come, he> made a supper to <for> his Lords, high Captains, & <the> chief Priests of Gallilee; & the covenant day was come that Herod on his birth made & when the dauter of the said Herodias came in, & danced, & pleased Herod & them that sat with him, the King said unto the Damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, & I will give <thee.> & <And> he swear unto her, Whatsoever thou wilt <shalt> ask of me, I will give <thee,> unto the half of my kingdom. & <And> she went forth, & said unto her mother, What shall I ask? & <And> she said, The head of John the Baptist. & <And> she came in straitway with haste unto the king, & asked, saying, I will <that thou> <that thou> give me, by & by, in a Charger, the head <9/> of John the Baptist. <9/> & <And> the king was exceeding sorry; <but> for his oaths sake, & for their sakes which sat with him, & he would not reject her. & <And> immediately the King sent an executioner, & commanded his head to be brought; & he went & beheaded him in the Prison, & brought his head in a charger, & gave it to the Damsel; & the Damsel gave it to her Mother. & <And> when his <John’s> Deciples heard of it, <they> came & took up his Corpse <10/> & laid it in a tomb. <10/> & <Now> the Apostles gethered themselves to gether to <unto> Jesus, & told him all things; both what they had done, & what they had taught. & <And> he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert <Soletary> place, & rest a while; for there were many coming & going, & they had no leisure, <11/> <not> so much as to eat. <11/> & <And> they departed into a Desert <solatary> place by ship privately. & <And> the People saw them Departing; & many knew him <Jesus,> & ran a foot thither out of all Cities, & out went <ran> them, & came together unto him. & <And> Jesus, when he came out, saw much People, & was moved with compassion towards them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd; <12> & he began to teach them many things. <12/> & <And> when the day was now far spent, his Deciples came unto him & said, This is a desert <solitary> place. & now the time for Departure is passed <come,> send them away, that they may go in<to> the Country round about, & into the villeges, & buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat. & <And> he answered & said unto them, Give ye them to eat. & <And> they say unto him, Shall we go & buy two hundred penny worth <of bred,> & give them to eat? He saith <said> unto them, How many lo[a]ves have ye? Go & see. & <And> when they knew they say, Five, & two fishe <13/> fishes. <13> & <And> he commanded them to make all to sit down by companies, upon the green grass. & <And> they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, & by fifties. & <And> when he had taken the five lo[a]ves & two fishes [p. 19 (second numbering)] he looked up to heaven, & blessed, & break the lo[a]ves, & gave to his Deciples to set before the <multitude;> & the two fishes divided he among them all. & <And> they did all eat & were filled. & <And> they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, & of the fishes. & <And> they that did eat of the loves, were about <14/> five thousand men. <14/> & <And> straitway he constrained his Diciples to <get> into the Ship, <&> to go to the other side before him, unto bethsaida, while he sent away the People. & <And> when he had sent them away, he departed into a Mou<15/>ntain to pray. <15/> & <And> when even was come, the ship was in the midst of the sea, & he alone on the Land, & he saw them toiling in rowing; for the wind was contrary unto them. & <And> about the fourth watch of the night he cometh unto them, walking upon the sea, as if he would have passed by them. & <And> when they saw him walking upon the sea, they supposed it had been a spirit, & cried out; for they all saw him & were troubled. & <And> immediately he talked with them, & saith <said> <unto them,> Be of good Cheer; it is I; be not afraid. & <And> he went up unto them into the Ship; & the wind ceased; & they were sore amased in themselves beyond measure, & wondered. For they <16/> considered not of the lo[a]ves, for their hearts were hardened. <16/> & <And> when they had passed over, they came into the land of Gennessaret, & drew to the shore & <And> when they were come out of the ship, straitway they <the people> knew him, & ran through that whole region round about, & began to carry about in beds, those that were sick, where they heard he was. <17> & <And> whithersoever he <17/> entered, into viliges, or Cities, or Country, they laid the sick in the streets, & besought him that they might but touch if it were but the border of his garments; & as many as touched him, were made whole.
<11/> Then came together <unto him,> the Pharisees, & certain of the Scribes, which came from Jerusalem. & <And> when they saw some of his Deciples eat bread with defiled, (that is to say with unwashen hands;) they found fault. For the Pharisees, & all the Jews, except they wash hands oft, eat not; & many<holding> the tradition of the Elders. & <And> when they came from the market, except they wash <their bodies,> they eat not. & <And> many other things there be; which they have received to hold, as the washing of Cups, & potts, brasen vessels, & of <2/> Tables. <2/> & <And> the Pharisees & Scribes, asked him, Why walk not thy Deciples according to the traditions of the Elders, but eat bread with unwashen hands? He answered & said <unto them,> Well hath Isa[i]ah Prophesied of you hypocrites as it is written, This People hounereth me with <their> lips but their heart is far from me. howbeit, in vain do they [p. 20 (second numbering)] Worship me, teaching the Doctrines & commandments of men. For laying aside the commandment <of God,> ye hold the tradition of men; the washing of Potts, & of Cups; & many <other> such like things ye do. & <And> he said unto them, full well <yea, altogether> ye reject the commandment of God that ye may keep your own traditions. Full well is it written of you, by the Prophets whom ye have rejected. They testified these things of a truth, & their blood shall be upon you. Ye have kept not the ordinances of God; for Moses said, Honour thy father & thy Mother; & whoso curseth father or mother, let him die the death of the sinner <Transgressor,> as it is written in your law; but ye keep not the Law. Ye say, If a man shall say to his father or Mother, Corban Corban, that is to say, <a> gift by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me, he is of age; & he <ye> suffereth <him> no more to do aught to <for> his Father or his Mother; makeing the word of God of none affect <effect> through your tradition which ye have delivered & many such like <13/> things do ye. <3/> & <And> when he had called all the People, he said unto them, Hearken unto me every one, & understand; there is nothing from with without, a man <that> entering into <him> <a man,> can defile a man him, which is food; but the things which come out of him; those are they that defile the man, that proceedeth forth out of the heart. If any man have ears <4/> ears to hear let him hear. <4/> & <And> when he was entered into the house from among the People, his deciples asked him concerning the Parable. & <And> he saith <said> unto them, Are ye without understanding also? Do ye not perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth into the man, cannot defile him; because it entereth not into his hearts, but into the belly, & goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? & <And> he said, That which cometh out of a man, defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart<s> of man <men>, proceed evil thoughts, adultries, fornications, Murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, Blasphemy, Pride, foolishness; all these evil things come from within, <5/> & defile the man. <5/> & <And> from thence he arose, & went into the borders of Tyre & Sidon, & entered into a house, & would that no man should come unto him. But he could not deny them, for he had compassion upon all men. For a woman whose young Daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, & came & fell at his feet. The woman was a Greek, a Syrophenecian by Nation; & she besought him, that he would cast forth the Devil out of her Daughter. But Jesus said unto her, [p. 21 (second numbering)] Let the children of the kingdom first be filled; for it is not meat for to take the childrens bread, & to <unto> <to> cast <it> unto the dogs. & <And> she answered & said unto him, Yes, Lord; thou sayest truly, yet the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs. & <And> he said unto her, For this saying go thy way; the Devil is gone out of thy daughter. & <And> when she was come to her house, she found that the devil had gone out, & her daughter lay <6/> and <she was> laid upon the bed. <6/> & <And> again, departing from the Coast of tire <Tyre> & Sidon, he came unto the Sea of Gallilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. & <And> they bring unto him one that was deaf, & had an impediment in his speach; & they beseach him to put his hand upon him. & <And> he took him aside from the Multitude, & put his finger into his ears, & he spat <spit>, & touched his tongue; & looking up to Heaven, he sighed, & saith <said> unto him, Ephpatha, that is, Be opened. & <And> straitway his ears were opened, & the string of his tongue was loosed, & he spake plain. & <And> he charged them that they should tell no man; but the more he charged them, so much the more a great <d>eal <deal> the more they published it him; & were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, & the dumb to speak.
<2/> In those days, the Multitude being very great, & having nothing to eat, Jesus calleth <called> his Deciples, & saith <said> unto them, I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days & have nothing to eat; & if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will <2/> faint by the way; for divers cam[e] <of> them came from afar. <2/> & <And> his deciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these so great a multitude, <with bread,> here in the wilderness? & <And> he asked them, How many lo[a]ves have ye? & <And> they said, Seven. & <And> he commanded the People to sit down on the ground; & he took the seven lo[a]ves, & gave thanks, & break, & gave to his Deciples to set before the People; & they did set them before the People. & <And> they had a few small fishes; & he blessed them, & commanded to set them also before the People, & <that> they should eat. So they did eat, & were filled; & they took up of <the> broken bread <that was left,> seven baskets. & <And> they that had eaten were <3/> about four thousand; & he sent them away. <3/> & <And> straitway he entered into a shop [ship] with his Deciples, & came into the Ports of Dalmanutha & <And> the Pharisees came forth, & began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him. & <And> <he> sighed deeply in [p. 22 (second numbering)] his spirit, & saith <said>, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? Verily I say unto you, there shall no sign be given unto this generation, save the sign of the Prophet Jonah; for as Jonah was three days & three nights in the Whales belly, so likewise <4/> shall the son of man be buried in the bowels of the Earth. <4/> & <And> he left them, & entering <into> the ship again, <he> departed unto to the other side. Now the Multitude had forgotten to take bread; neither had they, in the Ship, with them, more than one loaf. & <And> he charged them, saying, Take heed, of the & beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, & the leaven of Herod. & <And> they reasoned among themselves, saying, He hath <5/> thus said <this,> because we have no bread. </> <5/> & <And> when they said this among themselves, Jesus knew it, & he saith <said> unto them, Why reason ye because ye have no bread? Perceive ye not yet, neither understand <ye?> have ye <Are> your hearts yet hardened? Having eyes, yee <see> ye not? & <And> having ears, hear ye not? & <And> do ye not remember when I break the five lo[a]ves among the five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve. & <And> when the seven among the five <four> thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? & <And> they said, Seven. & <And>, he said unto them, How is it that ye do not unde<6/> rstand? <6/> & <And> he cometh to Bethsaida; & they bring a blind man unto him, & besought him to touch him. & <And> he took the blind man by the hand, & led him out of the town; & when he had spit upon his eyes, & put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw aught? & <And> he looked up, & he said, I see men as trees walking. After that, he put his hands again upon his eyes, & made him look up; & he was restored, & saw every man clearly. & he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell what is done, to any in <7> the Town. <7/> & <And> Jesus went out, <& his deciples,> into the towns of Cesara <&> Philipi; & by the way he asked his Deciples, saying into <unto> them, Whom do men say that I am? & <And> they answered, John the Baptist; but <But> some say Elias; & others, one of the Prophits. & <And> he saith <said> unto them, But whom say ye that I am. & <And> Peter answereth <answered> <&> saith <unto him,> Thou art the Christ, the son of the Living God. & <And> he charged them that they should tell no man of him. <8/> & <And> he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, & be rejected of the Elders, & the Chief Priests, & Scribes, & be killed, & after three days rise again. & <And> he spoke that saying openly. & <And> Peter took him, & began to rebuke him. But when he had turned about [p. 23 (second numbering)] & looked upon his deciples, he rebuked Peter, Saying, Get theee behind me, Satan; for thou saverest not the things that be of God, but the <9/> things that be of Satan men. <9/> & <And> when he had called the People, with his Deciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, & take up his cross, & follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall loose it; or whosoever will save his life, shall be willing to lay it down for my sake; & if he is not willing to day <lay> it down for my sake, he shall loose it; but whosoever shall <be willing to> loose his life for my sake, & the gospel’s, <the same> shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he <shall> gain the whole world, & loose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? & wherefore <Therefore> deny yourselves of these, & be not ashamed of me. Whosoever shall be ashamed of me, & of my words, in this adulterous & sinful generation, of him also shall the Son of men <man> be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his father with the holy Angels. & <And> they shall not have part in that resurrection when he cometh. For verily I say unto you, that he shall come; & he that layeth down his life for my sake & the Gospels, shall come with him, & shall be clothed with his glory, in the cloud, on the right hand of the <10/> son of man. <10/> & <And> he said unto them again, Verily I say unto you, that there be some of them that stand here, which shall not taste of death, till they have seeen the Kingdom of God come with power.
And after Six days Jesus taketh Peter, and James, and John, who asked him many questions concerning his saying; and Jesus leadeth them up into a high Mountain apart by them selves, And he was transfigured before them. And his raiment be came shining, exceeding white, as snow, so <white> as no fuller on earth could whiting <white> them. And there appeared unto them Elaas<Elias> Elias with Moses, or in other words, John the baptist and Moses; and they were talking with Jesus. and Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernicles; one of for thee, <&> one for Moses, and one for Elias. For he knew not what to say, for they were sore affraid. And there was a cloud that overshadowed [p. 24 (second numbering)] them; and a voice came out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved son; hear him. And suddenly, when they had had looked round about with great astonishment, they saw no man any more, save Jesus only with <2/> themselves. <2/> and immediately they departed </> <2/> And as they came down from the Mountan, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the son of man was risen from the dead. And they kept that saying with themselves, questoning one with another what the rising from the dead should <3/> mean. <3/> And they asked him, saying, Why say the Scribes that Elias must first come? And he answered and told them, that <saying,> Elias verily cometh first, and prepareth all things; and teacheth you of the prophets; how it is written of the son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at naught. Again, I say unto you, that Elias is indeed come; but they have done unto him whatsoever they listed; and even as it is written of him; and he bore record of me, and you <they> <14<4>/> received him not. Verily this was Elias. <4/> And when he came to the Disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the Scribes questioning with them. And straightway all the people, when they beheld him, were <5/> greatly amazed, and runing to him saluted him. <5/> And <Jesus > asked the Scribes, What questioned ye with them? And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto thee my son, who hath a dumb spirit which <that> is a Devil; and wheresoever <when> he taketh <ceaseth<seizeth>> him, he tareth him; and he foameth and gnasheth with his teethe, and pineth away; and I spake to thy Disciples that <they> might cast him out, and they could not. he answereth them Jesus spake unto him and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I suffer you? Bring him unto me. And they brought him unto Jesus. And when he <the man> saw him, immediately he was torn by the spirit; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. And Jesus asked his father, [p. 25 (second numbering)] how long a time is it since this came unto him? And his father said, When a a child; and ofttimes he it hath cast him into the fire, and into the watters, to destroy him; but if thou canst, I ask thee to have compassion on us, and help us. Jesus said unto him, If thou wert wilt beleive all things I shall say unto you, this is possable to him that beleiveth. And immediately the father of the child cryeth <cryed> out, and said with teares, Lord, I beleive; help thou mine unbeleif. When Jesus saw that the people came runing together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, I charge thee to come out of him, and enter no more into him. Now the dumb and deaf spirit cryed, and rent him sore, and came out of him; and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him <6/> up; and he arose. <6/> When Jesus was come into the house, his Disciples asked him privately, Why could not we cast him out? And he said unto them, This kind can <7/> come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting. <7/> And they departed thence, and passed through Gallilee <privitely;> for he would not that any man should know him it. for <And> he taught his Disciples, and said unto them, The son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. But they understood <8/>not that saying, and were affraid to ask him. <8/> And he came to Capernaim; and being in the house, he asked them, what <why> was it <that> <ye> disputed among yourselves by the way? But they held their peace; being affraid; for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who was the greatest among them. Now Jesus sat down and called the twelve, and said unto them, If any man desire to be <9/> first, he shall be last of all, and servent of all. <9/> And he took a child, and sat in the midst of them; and when he had taken him <the child> in his arms, he said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in my name humble himself like one of these children, <and receiveth me,> ye shall receive them in my name. And whosoever receiveth shall receiveth me, receiveth not me only, [p. 26 (second numbering)] <10/> but him that sent me, even the father. <10/> And John answered <spake unto> him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out Devils in thy name, and he followed not us; and we forbade him, because he followeth not us. But Jesus said, Forbid him not; for there is no man which shall do a miricle in my name, that can speak evil of me. For he that is not against us, is on our part; <11/> for <And> whosoever shall give you a cup of watter to drink, in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not loose his reward. And whosoever shall offend one of these little ones that beleive <in me,> it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. and <12/> Therefore if thy hand offend thee, cut it off; or if thy brother off end thee, and confess not, he shall and forsake <not,> he shall be cut off. It is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell; for it is better for thee to enter into life without thy brother, than for thee and thy brother to be cast into hell; into the fire that never shall be quenched, where their worm dieth not, and the fire <13/> is not quenched. <13/> And again, if thy foot offend thee, cut it off; for he that is thy standard, by whom thou walkedst, if he be come a transgressor, he shall be cut off. It is better for thee to enter hott <holt> into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell; into the fire that never shall be quenched. Therefore, let every man stand, or fall by himself, and <14/> not for another; or not trusting another. <14/> Seek unto my Father, and it shall be done in that very moment what ye shall ask, if ye ask in faith, beleiving that ye shall receive, And if thine eyes which seeth for thee, him that is appointed to watch over thee to shew thee light, offend become a transgressor and offend thee, pluck him out. It is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire. For it is better that thyself should be saved, than to be cast into hell with thy brother, where their worm dieth not, and where the fire is not quenched. For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrafice shall be salted with salt; but the [p. 27 (second numbering)] satt <salt> must be good. For if the salt has <have> lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it, or (the sacrafice;) Therefore it must needs be, that ye have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.
<1/> And he arose from thence, and cometh into the coasts of Judea by the farther side of Jordan; and the people resort unto him again; and, as he was accostomed to teach, he also taught them <2/> again. <2/> And the Pharisees came to him and asked him, Is it lawfull for a man to put away his wife? This they said, thinking to tempt him. And he answered and said unto them, What did Moses command you? And they said, Moses suffered to write a bill of divorcement, and to put <her> away. Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your hearts he wrote you this precept; but from the begining of the Creation, God made them male and female. For this cause shall a man leave his father and Mother, and cleave to his wife; and they twain <two> shall be one flesh; so then they are no more two, but one flesh; what therefore, God hath joined <3/> <together,> let not man put assunder. <3/> And in the house his Disciples asked him again of the same matter, And he said unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultry against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, <4/> she committeth adultry. <4/> And they brought young children to him, that he should touch them; And the Disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw <and heard> them, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. And he took them up in <5/> his arms, <and> put his hands upon them, and blessed them. <5/> and when he was gone forth into the way, there came one run[n]ing, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good master, What shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus [p. 28 (second numbering)] said unto him, Why callest thou me good? None are <is> good but one, who <that> is God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultry; Do not kill; Do not steal; Do not bear fals wittness; Defraud not; Honour thy father and Mother. And he <the man> answered and said unto him, <Master,> all these have I kept <observed> from my <youth.> Then Jesus beholding him, loved him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest; go thy way; sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, take up the cross, and follow me. And the man was sad at that saying, and <6/> went away grieved; for he had great possessions. <6/> And Jesus looked round about and saith <said> unto his Disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God <my father.> And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus spake again and saith <said> unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that <who> trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God. an It is easier for a Camal to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into <7> the kingdom of God. <7/> And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved? And Jesus, looking upon them, said saith <said>, With men that trust in riches, it is impossable; but not impossable with men who trust in God, and leave all for my sake; for with such, all these things <8> are possable. <8> Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo we have left all, and <have> followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, there is no man that hath left house, or breatheren, or sisters, or father, or Mother; or wife, or children, or lands; for my sake and the gospel’s, but ye <he> shall receive an hundred fold now in this time, houses, and breatheren, and sisters, and Mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come, eternal life. But there are many who make themselves first, who <that> shall be last; <and the last first.> This he said, rebuking Peter; and they were in the way going up to Jerusalam; and Jesus went before, and they were amazed; and as the <they> followed, <9> they were affraid. <9/> And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,<.> [p. 29 (second numbering)] <And> Jesus said, Behold we go up to Jerusalam, and the son of man shall be delivered unto the cheif Priests, and unto the Scribes; and they shall condemn him to death; and shall deliver him to the gentiles;<,> and they shall mock him, and <shall> scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him; and the third <10/> <day> he shall rise again. <10/> And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldst do for us whatsoever we shall desire. And he said unto them, What will ye that I should do unto you. They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and one <the other> on thy left hand, in thy glory. But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? And be baptised with the baptism that I am baptised with? And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and be baptised with that <the> baptism that I am baptised with; but <to> sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give; but they shall receive it for whom it is <11/> prepared. <11> And when the ten heard, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them, and saith <said> unto them, we <Ye> know that they who are appointed to rule over the gentiles; exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you; but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister. And whosoever among of <you> will be the cheifests, shall be servent of all. For even the son of man came not to <be> ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for <12/> many. </> <12> And they came to Jericho; and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimeaus, the son of Timeus , sat by the highway side begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazereth, he began to cry out <and say,> Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace; but he cryed cried the more exceedingly, saying, Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood [p. 30 (second numbering)] still, and commanded him to be called. And they called the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, arise, he calleth thee. And he, casting away his garment, arose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? And the blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith has made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus in the way.
<1/> And when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethpage and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and saith <said> unto them, Go your way into the Village over against you; and as soon as ye are <have> entered into it, ye shall find a colt tyed, whereon never a no man ever ever sat; loose him him, and bring him to me. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this. Say ye, that the Lord hath need of him; and straight <2/> way he will send him hither. <2/> And thee <they> went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without, in a place where two ways met; and they loosed him. And certain of them who stood by, said unto them the disciples, Why loose ye the colt? and they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded; and they let them <3/> go. <3> And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him it; and Jesus sat upon it. And many spread their garments in the way; and others cut down branches off of the the trees and strewed them in the way. And they that went before <him>, and they that followed after, cryed, saying, Hosanah; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; That bringeth the kingdom of our father David; Blessed is he that cometh <4/> in the name of the Lord; Hosanah in the highest. <4/> And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the Temple. And when he had looked round about upon all things, and blessed the disciples, the even tide was come; <and> he went out unto Bethany with the twelve. <5/> And on the morrow, when they came from Bethany, he was hungary; and seeing a fig tree affar off having leaves, he came to it with his [p. 31 (second numbering)]disciples; and as they supposed, he came to it to see if he could <might> <find> any thing thereon. And when he came to it, he found <there was> nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not come <as yet the figgs were not ripe.> And Jesus spake and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter, forever. And his disciples heard him. <6/> And they came to Jerusalem. And Jesus went into the Temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the Temple, and overthrew the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them who sold doves; and would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the Temple. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations a <the> house <7/> of prayer? But ye have made it a den of theives. <7/> And the Scribes and cheif priest heard him, and sought how they might distoy him; for they feared him, because all the people was <were> astonished at his doctrine. And when even was come, he went out <8/> of the City. <8> And in the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling <to> remembrence, saith <said> unto him, <Master,> behold the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus spake and saith <said> unto him, Have faith in in God. For verily I say unto you, that whosoever shall say unto this Mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall beleive that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith fulfilled. Therefore I say unto you, whatsoever things ye desire, when ye pray, beleive that ye receive, and ye shall <have> whatsoever ye ask. And when ye stand praying, forgive if ye have aught against any; that your father also who is in heaven, may forgive you your tresspasses. But if you do not forgive, neither <9> <will> your father who is in heaven forgive you your tresspasses. <9/> And they came again to Jerusalem; and as he was walking in the Temple, there came to him the cheif Priest, and the Scribes, and the Elders, and Jesus spake and said unto them I said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? And who gave thee this authority to do these things? And Jesus answered, and said unto them, I will also ask <of> you one question, answer me, and <then> I will tell you by what authority I do these things. was the Baptism of John from heaven, or of men? Answer <8> [p. 32 (second numbering)] men me And they reasoning <reasoned> with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not beleive him? But if we shall say, Of men; we shall offend the people. Therefore they feared the people; for all people beleived John, that he was a prophet indeed. And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith <said> unto them, Neither <do I> tell I you by what authority I do these things.
<1/> And Jesus began to speak unto them by parables, saying, A man planted a vinyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged the wine <vat>, and built a Tower, and let it out to husbandmen, <2/> and went into a far country. <2/> And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servent, that he might receive of <from> the husbandmen of the fruit of the vinyard. And they caught the servent and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servent; and at him they cast stones and wounded him in the head, and sent him <away> shamefully handled. And again he sent another; and him they killed; and many oth<3/>ers; beating some, and killing some. <3/> Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent <him> last unto sent him also last unto them, <saying, They will reverence my son.> But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritence shall be ours. And they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vinyard <and killed him.> What shall therefore the Lord of the vinyard do? Lo; he will come and distroy the husbandmen, and <will> give <4/> the vinyard unto others. <4/> Again have ye not read this Schripture; The stone which the builders rejected is become the head of the corner; this was the Lords doing; and it is marvelous in our eyes? And now they were angry when they heard these words; and they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people; for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them; and they left him and went their way. <5/> And <they> sent unto him certain of the Pharasees, and of the Herodians, to catch him in words. And when they were come, they said unto him, <him> Master, we know that thou art true and [p. 33 (second numbering)] carest for no man; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawfull to give tribute to Ceaser, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he knowing their hypocracy, said <unto them,> Why Tempt ye me? Bring me a penny that I may see it. And they brought the penny; and he saith <said> unto them, Whose image and superscription is this? And they said unto him, Ceasers. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Ceaser the things which are Ceasers; and <6/> to God the things that are Gods. And they marveled at it. <6/> Then came unto him the Saducees, who say that there is no resurection; and they asked him, saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, in his law, If a mans brother die and leave a wife, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were seven breatheren; the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed; and the third likewise. And the seven had her, and left no seed; Last of all the woman died also. In the resurection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them, for the seven had <7> her to wife? <7/> And Jesus answering said unto them, Ye do ere err therefore, because ye know not and understand not the Schriptures, neither the power of God; for when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the Angels of God who are in heaven. And as touching the dead, that they rise; have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush I the God of Abraham how in the bush, God spake unto him, saying, I <am> the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? will raise the dead and they shall live He is not therefore the God of the dead, but the God of the living; for he raiseth them <8> up out of their graves. Ye therefore do greatly err. <8> And one of the Scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving <that> he had answered them well, asked him, Which <9> is the first commandment of all? <9> And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments are <is,> Hearken, and hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord; And thou shalt love the Lord thy [p. 34 (second numbering)] God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. And the second is like this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. <10/> There is none other commandments greater than these. <10> And the Scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth; for there is one God; and there is none other but him; and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrafices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And <11/> no man after that durst ask him, saying, Who art thou. <11/> And Jesus spake and said, while he taught in the Temple, How said <say> the Scribes that Christ is the son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, untill I make thine enemies thy footstool. David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he his son? And the common people heard him gladly; but the high <12/> priest and the Elders were offended at him. <12/> and he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the Scribes which love to go in long clothing, and have salutations in the market places, and the cheif seats in the Synegogues, and the uppermost rooms in <at> the feasts. Who devour widows houses, and for a pretence make <13> long prayers; these shall receive greater damnation. <13> And after this, Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how <the> people cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widdow, and she cast in two mites, which make a farthing. And Jesus called his disciples, and saith <said> unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widdow hath cast more in, than all they who have cast into the treasury; for all the rich did cast in of <their> abundence; but she of her want notwithstanding her want, did cast in all that she had; yea, <even> all her living.
Chapter 13th [p. 35 (second numbering)]
<1> And as Jesus went out of the Temple, his disciples came to him for to hear him, saying, Master, shew us concernings the buildings of the Temple. And he said unto them, Behold <ye> these stones of the Temple, and all this great work, and buildings of the Temple? Verily I say unto you, they shall be thr <2/> own down and left unto the Jews desolate. <2/> And Jesus said unto them, See you not all these things, and do you not understand them? Verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here upon this Temple, one stone <2/> upon another, that shall not be thrown down. <2/> And Jesus left them and went upon the mount of Olives. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privitely, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be which thou hast said, concerning the distruction of the Temple, and the Jews? And what is the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world, (or the distuction of the wicked, which is the <3/> end of the world </><?>) And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you; for many shall come in my name, saying, I am christ, and shall deceive many. Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you, and ye shall be hat[e]d of all Nations for my names sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another; and many false Prophets shall arise, and shall deceve many; and because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold; but he that shall indure unto <4> the end, the same shall be saved. <4> When you therefore shall <See> the abominations of dessolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet concerning the distruction of Jerusalem, then you shall stand in the holy <5/> place. Whoso readeth, let him understand. <5/> Then let them who be in Judeah flee into the mountains; let him who is on the housetop flee, and not return to take any thing out of his house; neither <6> let him who is in the field, return back to take his cloaths. <6/> And wo unto them that are with child, and unto them who give suck in those <days!> Therefore pray you <ye> the Lord, that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath day. For then, in those days, shall be great tribulations on the Jews, and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem; such as was not before sent upon Israel, of the world <God,> since the begining of their reign <kingdom> (for it is written their enemies shall scatter them) untill this time; no, nor ever shall be sent again upon Israel. All these things are the beginings of sorrows. And except those days [p. 36 (second numbering)] should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved; but for the elects sake, according to the covenents, those day<s> shall be shortened. Behold these <7/> things I have spoken unto you Concerning the Jews. <7/> And then immediately after the tribilation of those days which shall come upon Jerusalem, if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is christ; or there; beleive him not. For in those days there shall also arise false christs, and fals prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch, that if possable, they shall deceive the very elect, who are the elect according to the covenentt. <8> Behold, I speak these things unto you for the elects sake. <8> And you also shall hear of wars, and rumour of wars; see that ye be not troubled; for all I have told you must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Behold, I have told you before, wherefore If they shall say unto you, Behold he is in the desert; Go not forth; Behold, he is in the secret chambers; Beleive it not. For as the light of the morning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west, and covereth the whole earth, so shall also the <9/> coming of the son of man be. <9> And now I shew unto you a parable, Behold, wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together; so likewise, shall mine elect be gathered from the four quarters of the earth. And they shall hear of wars and rumours of wars. Behold I speak unto you for mine elects sake. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earth quakes in dvers [diverse] places. And again because iniquity shall abound, the love of men shall wax cold; but he who shall indure unto the end <not be overcome,> <10> the same shall be saved. <10> And again this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a wittness <un>to all nations, and then shall the end come, or the distruction of the wicked. And again shall the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, be fulfilled. <11> And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun shall be darkend, and the Moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of heaven shall be shaken. Verily <Verily> I say unto you, this generation in the which these things shall be shewn forth, shall not pass away, till all these I have told <you> shall be fulfilled. Although the days will come that heaven and earth shall pass away, but <yet> my words shall not pass away, but <12/> all shall be fulfilled. <12> And as I said before, Aftr the tribulations of those days, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken, then shall appear the sign of the son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, [p. 37 (second numbering)] and they shall see the son of man coming in the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory, And whoso treasureth up my word shall not be deceived; for the son of man shall come; and he shall send his angles before him with the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four <13/> winds, from one end of heaven to the other. <13/> Now learn a parable of the fig tree. When his branches are yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, you know that summer is nigh at hand. So likewise, mine elect, when they shall see all these things, they shall know that he is near even at the doors But of that day and hour, knoweth no man <one> knoweth; no, not the angles of God in heaven, but my father only. But as it was in the days of Noah, so it shall be also at the coming of the son of man; For it shall be with them as it was in the days / which were before the flood. Untill the day that Noah entered into the Ark, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, and knew not untill the flood came and took them all away; So shall also the coming of <14/> the son of man be. <14/> Then shall be fulfilled that which is written, That in the last days, two shall be in the field; one shall be taken, and the other left. Two shall be grinding at the mill; the one taken, and the other left. And what I say unto one, I say unto all men. Watch therefore, for ye know not at what hour your Lord doth come. But know this, if the good man of the house had <known> in what watch the theif would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to have been broken up; but would have been ready. Therefore, be ye also ready, for in such an hour as you think not, the son <15/> of man cometh. <15/> Who then is a faithfull and wise servent, whom has Lord hath made ruler over his housse hold, to give them meet in due season? Blessed is that servent whom his Lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing. And verily I say unto you, he shall make him ruler over all his goods. But if that evil servent shall say in his heart, My Lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to smite his fellow servents, and to eat and drink with the drunken; the Lord of that servent shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of, and shall cut him assunder, and shall appoint him his portion with the hypocrites. there shall be weping & gnashing of teeth; and thus cometh the end.
<1> After two days was the passover, and <the feast> of unleavened bread. And the cheif Priests, and the Scribes, sought how thy <they> might take Jesus by craft, [p. 38 (second numbering)] and put him to death. But they said among themselves, Let us not take <2/> him on the feast day, lest there be an uproar among the people. <2> And Jesus being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the lepper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alibaster box of <ointment of> spiknard, very precious; and she brake the box, <3/> and poured it <the ointment> on his head. <3/> There were some among the disciples who had indignation among <within> themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made? For it might have been sold for more than threehundred pence, and <have been> given to <4/> the poor. And they murmered against her. <4/> And Jesus said unto them, Let her alone; Why trouble ye her? For she hath wrought a good work on me. Ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever you will, you may do them good; but me ye have not always, She has done what she could, and this which she has done unto me, shall be had in rememberence in generations to come, wheresoever my gospel is <shall be> preached; for verily, the she has come affore <before> hand to anoit my body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached through out the whole world, what she hath done shall be spoken of <5/> also for a memmorial of her. </5> And <now> the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare, that thou mayest eat the passover? And he sendeth forth two of his disciples and saith unto them, Go ye into the City, and there shall <meet you> a man meet you bearing a pitcher of watter; follow him; and wheresoever he shall go in, say <ye> to the good man of the house, The master saith, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? And he will shew <you> a large upper room furnished and prepared; <6/> there make ready for us. <6/> And his disciples went forth, and came into the City and found and as he had said unto them; and they made ready the passo<7/>ver. <7/> And in the evening he cometh withe the twelve. And as they sat <and did eat,> Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you who eatheth with me shall betray me. And they all began to be very sorrowfull, and began to say unto him one by one, Is it I? And another said, Is it I? and he answered and said <unto them,> It <it> is one of the twelve who dippeth with me in the dish. The son of man indeed goeth as it is written of him; but wo to that man by whom the Son of man <8/> is betrayed! Good were it for that man if he had never been born. <8> And as they did eat, Jesus took bread and blessed it, and break, and gave to them, and said, Take it, and eat; Behold, this is for you to do in rememberence of my body; for as oft as ye do this you will remember this hour <9/> that I was with you. <9/> And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave <it to> them; to drink and they all drank of it. And he said [p. 39 (second numbering)] unto them, This is in rememberence of my blood which is shed for many, and the newtestament which I give unto you; for of me, ye shall bear record unto all the world. And as oft as ye do this ordinence, you will remmember me in this hour that I was with you, and drank with you of this cup, even the last time in my ministry. Verily I say unto you, Of this ye shall bear record; for I will no more drink of the fruit of the vine with you, untill that day that I drink it <10/> new in the kingdom of God. <10/> and now they were grieved, and wept <10/> over him. </> <10/> And when they had sung a hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. And Jesus saith <said> unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night; for it <is> written, I will smite the Shepperd and the sheep shall be scattered. But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Gallilee. And he saith <said> unto Judas Iscariot, <11/> what thou doest, do quickly; but beware of innocint blood. <11/> Nevertheless, Judas Iscariot, <even> one of the twelve, went unto the cheif Priests to betray Jesus unto them; for he turned away from him, and was offended because of his words. And when the cheif Priests heard of him they were glad, and promised to give him money; and he sough <12/> how he might conveniently betray Jesus. <12> But Peter said unto Jesus, Although all men shall be offended with thee, yet I will never be offended. And Jesus saith <said> unto him, Verily I say unto thee, <That> at this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. But he spake the more vehemently, though <If> I should die with thee, yet will I not dny thee in <13/> any wise. Likewise also said they all. </> <13/> And the <they> came to a place which was named Gethsemane, which was a garden; and the disciples began to be sore amazed, and to be <very> <very> heavy, and to complain in their hearts, wondering if this be the Messiah. And Jesus knowing their hearts said <he saith <said> to his disciples,> Sit you here while I shall pray. And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and rebuked them, and saith unto them, my <My> soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death; tary tarry ye here, and watch watch. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed, <that,> If it were possable the hour might pass from him; and he said, Abba, father, all things are possable unto thee; take away this cup from me; nevertheless not my will, but <14> thine be done. <14/> And he cometh and finding <findeth> them sleeping, and <saith unto> [p. 40 (second numbering)] Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? Couldest thou not watch one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into tempptation temptation. and they said unto him, The spirit truely <15/> is ready, but the flesh is weak. <15/> and again he went away and prayed, and spake then the same words. And when he returned, he found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy; <16/> neither knew they what to answer him. <16/> when <And he> cameth <to them> the third time and he saith unto them, Sleep on <now> and take rest; it is enuff, the hour is come; behold the son of man is betrayed into the hand of sinners. And after they had finished their sleep, he <said,> Rise up, let us go; lo, he who b[e]trayeth me <17/> is at hand. <17> And immediately while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude, with swords and staves, from the cheif Priests, and the Scribes, and the Elders. And he who betrayed him, had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. And <as> soon as he was come, he went <goeth> straightway to him and saith <said> master, master, and kissed him. <18> And they laid ther hands on him, and took him. <18> And one of them who stood by, drew his sword, and smote a servent of the high Priest, and cut off his ear. But Jesus commanded him to return his sword, saying, He who taketh the sword shall perish with the sword. And <19/> he put forth his finger, and healed the servent of the high Priest. <19/> And Jesus answered and said unto them, have <Are> ye come out as against a theif, with swords and staves to take me? I was daily with you in the Temple teaching, and ye took me not; but the Schripture must be fulfill<20/>ed <20> And the disciples, when they heard this saying, they all forsook him and fled. And there followed him a certain young man, <a disciple,> having a linnen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid <hold> on him, and he left the linnen cloth and fled from them naked, and saved him <21/> self out of their hands. <21/> And they led Jesus away to the high Priest, and with him were assembled all the cheif Priests, and the Elders, and the Scribes. And Peter followed him affar off, even into the pallace of the high Priest; and he sat with the servents and warmed himself at the <22> fire. <22<3>> And the cheif Preist and all the council, sought for wittness against <Jesus,> to put him to death; but found none; for <though> many bear fals wittness against him, but <yet> their wittness agreed not together. And there arose certain men, and bear <fals> wittness against him, saying, We heard him say, I will destroy this Temple that is made with hands, and in <within> three days I will build another made without hands; but neither did their wittness agree together. [p. 41 (second numbering)] And the high Priest stood up in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? Knowest thou <not> what these wittness against thee? and But he held <23> his peace, and answered nothing. <23> Again the high Preist asked him and said unto him, Art thou the christ, the son of the blessed? And Jesus said, I am; and ye shall see the son of man sitting on the right hand with <of> power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high Priest rent his cloaths and said <saith <said>> What need we of any farther wittnesses? Ye have heard the blasphemy; what <24> think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. <24> And some began to spit on him, and <to> cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophecy; and the servents did strike him with the palms of their hands. <25> And as Peter was beneath in the pallace, there cameth one of the maids of the high Priest, and when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him and said, Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazereth. But he denyed, and <saying,> I know not, neither understand I what thou saith. And he went out into the poarch; and the cock crew. And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them who stood by, This is one of them. And he denied it again. And a little after, they who stood by, said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them; for thou art a Gallileean, thy speech agreeth with thereto. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know <not> this man of whom ye speak. And the second time the cock crew; and Peter called to mind the word<s> which Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and fell upon his face, & wept bitterly.
<1> And straightway in the morning, the cheif Priests held a consultation with the Elders and Scribes; and the whole council condemned him, and bound him, and carried him away and delivered <2/> him to Pilate. <2> And Pilate asked him, Art thou the king of the Jews? <2> And Jesus answering said unto him, I am even as thou sayest. <2> And the cheif Priests accused him of many things; but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? Behold how many things they wittness against thee?<.> But Jesus yet answered no <3/> thing; so that Pilate marveld. <3/> now <it was common> at the feast, <for> Pilate <unto> released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. <unto them one prisoner whomsoever they desired> And there was a man named Barabbas, bound <with> them who hade made insurection with him, who had committed murder in the insurection. And the [p. 42 (second numbering)] multitude, crying aloud, began to desire him to deliver Jesus unto them. But Pilate answered unto them, saying, Will ye that I release unto you the king of the Jews? For he knew that the Cheif Priest had delivered him for envy. But the Cheif Priests moved the people that he should rather release Barabbas unto them, as he had before done unto them. And Pilate spake unto again <them and said unto them,> What will ye <then> that I shall do with <him> whom ye call the king of the Jews? And they cryed out again, Deliver him unto us to be crucified. Away with him. Crucify him. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done? But <4/> the cryed out the more exceedingly, Crucify him. <4/> And now, Pilate, willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to <be> crucified. And the soldiers led him away into the hall, called Pretorium; and they called together the whole band; and the<y> clothed him with purple <Scarlot> <purple,> and platted a crown of thorns and put it upon his head; and began to salute him, <saying,> Hail, king of the Jews. And the <they> smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshiped him. And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple <Scarlet> <purple> from him, and put on his own cloaths <on him,> and <5/> led him out to crucify him. <5> and <they> compelled one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexandria and Ruffus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the place called golgotha, which is, (being interpreted) the place of a burial. And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh vinigar mingled with gall; and when he had tasted <the viniger,> he would not drink. <6/> And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what <7/> every man should take. And it was the third hour, when they crucified him. <7/> And the supers Pilate wrote his accusation, and put it upon the cross, THE KING OF THE JEWS. There were certain of the high Priests who stood by, that said unto Pilate, Write that he said, I am the king of the Jews. But Pila<8>te said unto them, What I have written, I have written. <8/> And with him they crucified two thieves the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the Schripture was fulfilled, which saith <said>, And he was numbered with <9> the transgressors. <9/> And the <they> who passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and say<ing,> Ah! Thou who distroyest the Temple and buildest it in three days, save thyself, and come down from the cross. Likewise also, the cheif Priests said a mocking, said among themselves with the Scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save. Let christ, the king of Israel, decend now from <10> the cross, that we may see and beleive. <10> And one of them who was crucified with him, reviled him also, saying, If thou art the christ, save thyself and [p. 43 (second numbering)] <11/> and us, <11/> And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land, untill the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, Lama, Sabacthani? Which <12/> is (being interpreted) My God, My God, Why hast thou forsaken me? <12> <And> some of them who stood by, s when they heard him, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinigar, and put on a reed, and gave him to drink; others spake, saying, Let him alone; let <13/> us see whether Elias will come to take him down. <13> And Jesus cryed with a loud voice, and gave up the Ghost. And the vail of the Temple was rent <14/> in twain, from the top to the bottom. <14> And when the centurion who stood over against him, saw that he so cried out and gave up the Ghost, he said, Truely, this man is the son of God. There were also women looking on affar <afar> off, among whom was Mary Magdelene, and Mary the mother of James the younger, of and of Joses, and Salome; who also when he was in Gallilee, followed him and ministered <un>to <him;> and many other <15/> women who came with him unto Jerusalem. </> <15/> And now, when the even was come; because it was the preparation day, that is, the day before the Sabbath, Joseph of Aramathea, an honorable councellor, who also <also> waited for the kingdom of God, came and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. And Pilate marveled that and asked him, if he were already dead? And calling the Centurion, he asked him, if <if> <wheather> he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, he <16/> gave the body to Joseph. <16> And Joseph bought fine linnen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linnen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. And Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Joses, beheld where he was laid.
Chapter 16th <1>
And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought swet spices that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the Sepulchre at the rising of the sun; and they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? and <but> when they looked the saw that the stone was rolled away, for it was very great <and for behold> and entering into the sepulchre they saw a young man sitting on <there was a great earth quake and the angle of the Lord <had> decended from heaven and came> [p. 44 (second numbering)]
But when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away, (for it was very great;) and two angels sitting thereon, cloathed in long white garments; and they were affrighted. But the angels said unto them, Be not affrighted; ye seek Jesus of Nazereth, who was crucified; he is risen; he is not here; behold the place where they laid him; and entering into the sepulchre the saw and go your way, tell his disciples and Peter, that he goeth before you into Gallilee; <2/> there shall you see him, as he said unto you. <2/> And they, entering into the sepulchre, saw the place where they laid Jesus. right side <and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it, <&> <&> his countenece was like lightning and he clothed in> <was> clothed in a long white garment <even white as snow> and they were affrighted <afrighted> and they said unto them be not afrighted ye seek Jesus of Nazereth who was crucified he is risen he is not here behold the place where they laid him but go your way tell his disciples and Peter that he goeth before you into Gallilee there shall ye see him as he said unto you And they went out quickly, and fled from the Sepulche; for they trembled, and were amazed; neither said they any thing to any man, for they were <3/> affraid. <3/> Now when Jesus was risen, early <on> the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdelane, out of whom he had cast seven Devils; <And> she went and told them who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they heard that he was alive, and <had> been seen of <4/> her, beleived not. <4> After that, he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked and went into the country; and they went <5> and told <it> unto the residue; neither beleived they them. <5/> Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief, and hardness of heart, because they beleived not them who <6/> had seen him after he was risen. <6/> And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. He that beleiveth and is baptized, shall be saved; but he that beleiveth not, shall be <7/> damned. <7/> And these signs shall follow them that beleive; in my name shall they cast out Devils; they shall speak with new toungues; they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any dedly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. <8/> So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into <9> heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. <9/> And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen—
Luke Chapter 1st
As I am a messenger of Jesus Christ, and knowing that many have taken in hand to set forth in order a decleration of those things which are most surely beleived among us even as they delivered them unto us who from the begining were eye wittnesses and ministers of the word It seemed good to me also having had perfect understanding of all things from the very first to write unto <thee> in order, most excellent Theophelus, that thou [p. 45 (second numbering)] mighest know the certainty of those things wherein thou hast been instructed. There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judeah, a certain Priest named Zackarias, of the cours of Abia; and his wife being of the daughters of Aron, and her name Elizabeth, were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances blameless of the Lord blameless; and they had no child. Elizabeth was barren, and they were both well stricken in years. and while he executed the priests office before God, in the order of his course <priesthood,> according to the law, (his lot was to burn incence when he went into the Temple of the Lord,) the whole multitude of the people were praying without, in <at> the time of incence. <And> there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the alter of incence. And when Zackarias saw the Angel, he was troubled and fear fell upon him<.> But the Angel said unto him, fear not, Zackarias, for thy prayer is heard, and thy wife Elizebeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. Thou shalt have joy and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth for he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall neither drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mothers womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord his <their> God; and he shall go before the Lord in the spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedeint to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people <5/> prepared for the Lord. <5/> and Zackarias said unto the angel, whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife <is> well <well> stricken in years. And the angel answering, said unto him, I am Gabrial, who stand in the presence of God, and am sent to speak unto thee, these glad tidings and to shew thee these glad tidings. and behold thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak untill the day that these things shall be performed, because thou beleivedst not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season <season> <6/> And the people waited for Zackarias, and marveled that he tarried so long in the Temple. And when he came out, he could not speak unto them; and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the Temple <7/> for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless, <7/> and it [p. 46 (second numbering)] that as soon as the days of his ministration was <were> accomplished, <7/> he departed to his own house. <7/> and after those days, his wife Elizebeth conceived, and hid herself five Months, saying, thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away <8/> my reproach <from> among men. <8/> and in the Sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God, unto a City of Gallilee, named Nazereth, to a Virgin, espoused to an man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the Virgins name was mary. <9/> and the angel came in unto her and said, hell <hail>, thou virgin who art highly favoured of the Lord. The Lord is with thee, <for> thou art chosen and blessed among women. And when she saw the angel, she was troubled at his saying, and pondered in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said unto her, fear not Mary; for thou hast found favour with God. And behold, thou shalt conceive, and bring forth a son, and shall call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the son of the highest, and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David, and he shall reighn over the housse house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there shall be no end. <10/> Then said Mary unto the Angel, how can this be? And the angel answered and said unto her, of the Holy Ghost, and the power of the highest. Therefore also, that holy child that shall be born of thee shall be called the son of God. And behold, thy couzen Elizabeth, she hath also conceived a son, in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her who is called barren; for with God nothing can be impossable. And Mary said; behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it <11/> unto me according to thy word. and the Angel departed from her. <11/> and in those days, Mary went into the hill country with haste, into a City <of> Juda, and entered into the house of Zackarias, and saluted Elizebeth. And it came to pass, <that> when Elizebeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb. And Elizebeth was filled with the holy Ghost, and she spake out with a loud voice, and said, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this <that> thou hast come to me why it is it that this blessing is upon me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? for lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. And blessed art thou who beleived, for those things which were told the of the angel of the Lord, shall be fulfilled. <12/> and Mary said [p. 47 (second numbering)] my soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit rejoiceth in God my saviour. For he hath reguarded the low estate of his handmaiden; for behold, from henceforth all nations <generations> shall call me blessed. For he who is mighty hath done to me great things; and I will magnify his holy name, for his mercy on those who fear him from generation to generation. He hath shewed strenght with his arm; he hath sattered the proud in the imagenation of their hearts. He hath put down the mighty from their high seats and exalted them of low degree. He hath filled the hungery with goods <things;> but the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath helped <his> servent Israel in rememberence of mercy, as he spake to our fathers <13/> to Abraham, and, <to> his seed forever. <13/> and Mary abode with Elizebeth about three months, and returned to her own house. And now Elizebeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. and her neghbours, and her Couzens heard how the Lord <14/> had shewed great mercy upon <unto> her, and they rejoiced with her. <14/> And it came to pass, <that> on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zackarias, after the name of his father. And his mother answered and said; not so, but he shall be called John. And they said unto her, there is none of thy k[i]ndred that is called by this name. and they made signs to his father, and asked him how he would have him called. and he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, his name is John. And they all marveled. and his mo[u]th was opened immediately, and he spake with his toungue and praised God <15/> and fear came on all who dwelt <round> about them. And all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judeah. And all they that heard them, laid them up in their hearts, saying, what manner of child shall this be? and the hand of the Lord was with it and its father, Zackarias, was filled with the Holy Ghost, and prophecied saying, Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, and hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servent David, as he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets ever since the world began, that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of <all> those who hate us; to perform the mercy <promised> to our fathers and to remember his holy covenent; the oath which he sware to our father Abraham, that he would grant unto us, that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without fear [p. 48 (second numbering)] <*> <Luke> <16/> in holiness and righteousness <before him> all the days of our lives <16/> and thou child shalt be called the prophet of the highest, for thou shalt go before the <face of> Lord to prepare his ways; to give knowledge of salvation unto his people, by baptism for the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God whereby the day spring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace. and the child grew and waxed strong in the spirit, and was in the deserts <un>till the day of his shewing unto Israel.
Chapter 2nd <Luke>
And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Ceaser Augustus, that all his empire should be taxed. This <same> taxing was when Cyrenius was governer of Syria. And all went to be taxed, every one in his own City. and Joseph also went up from Gallilee, out of the City of Nazereth, into Judeah, unto the City of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and leneage of David,) to be taxed, with Mary his espoused wife, she being great with child. <2/> and so it was, that while they were there, they the days were accomplished that she should be deliverd. And she brought forth her first born son, and wraped him him in swadling cloths, and laid him in a manger, because there was none to give room for them in the inns. <3/> And there were in the same country, shepperds adiding <abiding> in the feild, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo, the <an> angel of the Lord came upon <apeared unto> them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore affraid. and But the Angel said unto them, fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the City of David, a Saviour, who is ch[r]ist the Lord. And this is a sign unto <the way you> you ye shall find the babe, <he is> wrapped in swadling cloaths, <and is> laying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly hosts, praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest; and on earth, peace; good will towards men. <4/> and it came to pass, when the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepperds said one to another, let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord has made known unto us. and the <they> came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe laying in a manger. and when they [p. 49 (second numbering)] had seen, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. All they who heard it, wondered at it those things which were told them by the shepperds; but Mary kept all those things and pondered them in her heart. <5/> and the shepperds returned, gloryfying and praising God for all the things which they had heard and seen, as it was told <they were manefested> unto them. <5/> and when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived. and when they the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplised, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; as at <it> <is> written in the law of the Lord, every male which openeth the womb shall be <called> holy to the Lod; and to offer a sacrafice according to that which is written in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons. <6/> and behold, there was a man <at> Jerusalem whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Lords christ. And he came by the spirit into the Temple; and when the parents brought in the child, even Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, then took he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now lestest thy servent depart in peace; according to thy word for mine eyes have have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared bbefore the face of all people; a light to enlighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. <7/> And Joseph and his Mother <Mary> marveled at those things those things which were spoken of the child. And Simeon blessed them them and said unto Mary, the childs mother behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against, yea, a sword <spear> shall peirce throught thine own soul also and thine own soul also shall be afflicted that the thoughts <him> to the wounding of thine own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. <8/> and there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Ashur. she was of great age, and had lived with a husband only seven years, whom she married in her youth, and she lived a widow about four four score and four years; who departed not from <the> Temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. and she coming in that instant, likewise gave thanks <likewise> unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them who looked for redemption in Jerusalem. <9/> and when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, [p. 50 (second numbering)] they returned into Gallilee, into <unto> their own City, Nazereth. and the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, being filled with wisdom, and the grace of God was upon him. <10/> Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year to <at> the feast of the passover. and when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom, of the <to the> feast. and when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem: and Joseph and his mother knew not that he tarried; but they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a days journey; and they sought him among his kinsfolks <kindred> and acquantence. and when they found him not, they turned back again seeking him to Jerusalem, seeking <him.> <11/> and it came to pass, after three days they found him in the Temple, sitting in the midst of the Doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions and they were hearing him, and asking him questions. and all who heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. <12/> and when his parents saw him they were amazed; and his Mother said unto him, son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? Behold thy father and I have saught thee sorrowing. and he said unto them, why is it that ye saught me? knew ye not that I <must> be about my Fathers business and they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. <13/> and he went down with them, and he came to Nazereth, and was subject unto them. but <and> his Mother kept all these sayings in her heart. and Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
Now in the fifteenth year of the reighn of reign of Tiberius Ceaser, Ponteus Pilate being governer of Judeah, and Herod being Tetrach Tetrarch of Gallilea, and his brother Phillip Tetrearch of Ituriah and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the Tetrarch of Abilene, Annas and Caiaphas being Priest the high Priests. <2/> </> Now, in this same year, the word of God came unto Jonhn John, the son of Zacharias, in the willderness. and he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentence, for the rimission of sins, as it is written in the book of the prophet Esais; and these are the words saying the voice of an one crying in the willderness, prepare ye the way of the Lord, and make his paths straight. <3/> For behold, and lo, he shall come as it is written in the book of the prophets, to take away the [p. 51 (second numbering)] the sins of the world, and to bring salvation unto the heathen nations; togather together those who are lost, which are of the sheep fold of Israel; yea, even her dispersed and afflicted; and also to prepare <the> away, and make possable the preaching of the Gospel unto the gentiles. <4/> and to <be> a light unto all who sit in darkness, unto the uttermost parts of the earth; to bring to pass the resurection from the dead, and to asend upon high, to dwell on the right hand of the Father, untils the fulness of time, and the law and the testimony shall be sealed, and the keys of the kingdom shall be delivered up again unto the Father; to administer justice unto all; to come down in judgement upon all, and to convince all the ungodly of their ungodly deeds, which they have ungodly committed; and all this in the day that he shall come, for it is a day of power; yea, every vally shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall <be> brought low; the croocked shall be made straight, and the roughf ways made smooth and all flesh shall see the salvation of God. <5/> Then said John to the multitud that came forth to be baptized of him, crying against them with a loud voice, saying, O generation of Vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentence, and begin not to say within yourselves, Abraham is our father; we have kept the commandments of God, and none can inherit the promises but the seed <children> of Abraham: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. and <now> also, the ax is laid at unto the root of the trees; eve every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be hewn down, and cast into the fire. <6/> and the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then? he <He> answereth and saith unto them, he that hath two coats, let him impart to him who hath none; and he that hath meet, let him do likewise. <7/> Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, master, what shall we do? and he said unto them, exact no more than that which is appointed unto you. <8/> For it is well known unto you, Theophelus, that after the manner of the Jews, and according to the custom of their law, in receiving money in the treasury, that out of the abundince which was received was appointed unto the poor, every man his portion; and after this manner did the publicans also, wherefore John said unto them, exact no more than that which is appointed you. <8/> and the Soldiers likewise demanded [p. 52 (second numbering)] of him, saying <&> what shall we do? and he said unto them, do violence to no man, neither accuse them <any> falsly; and be content with your wages. <9/> and as the people were in expectation, and all <men> mused in their hearts of John, wheather he were the Christ, or not; John answered, and said <saying> unto all, I indeed baptize you with watter, but there cometh one mightyer than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose; he shall baptise you with the holy Ghost, and with fire; whose fan is in his hand, and he will thougrely purge his floor, and <will> gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable. and many other things in his exortation preached he unto the people. <10/> But Herod the Tetrarch, being reproved of him for Herodias, his brother Philips wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done, added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison. <11/> Now, when all the people were baptized, it came to pass that Jesus also came unto John; and being baptized of him, and praying, the heavens was opened, and the holy ghost decended in bodily shape like a dove, upon him; and a voice came from heaven, which said, thou art my beloved son, in thee I am well pleased. <12/> and Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, having lived with his father, being, as was supposed of the world, the son of Joseph, which <who> was from the loines of Hili <Heli>, who was from the loines of Matthat, who was the son of Levi, who was a decendent of Melchi, and of Levi and of Jana Janna, and of Joseph, and of Mattathias, and of Amos, of and of Naum, and of Esli, and of Nagge, and of Maath, and of Mattathias, and of Semai <Semei>, and of Joseph, and of Judah, and of Joanna, and of Rhesa, and of Zorobable, and of Salathiel, and who was the son of Neri, who was a decendent of Melchi, and of Addi, and of Cosam, and of Elmodam, and of Er, and of Jose, and of Eleazer Eliezer, and of Jorim and of Matthat, and of Levi of<,> and of Simeon, and of Judah, and of Joseph, and of Jonan, and of Eliakim, and of Melea, and of Menan Menan, and of Mattatha, and of Nathan, and of David, and of Jessee, and of Obed and of Booz, and of Salmon, and of Naasson, and of Aminidab and of Aram, and of Ezrom Esrom, and of Phares, and of Judah, and of Jacob, and of Isaac, and of Abraham, and Thara, and of Nachor, and of Saruch, and of Ragau and of Phaelc Phalec and of Heber and of Sala, and of Cainan and of Arphaxed, and Sem and of Shem, and of Noah and of Lamack Lamech, and of Mathusala [p. 53 (second numbering)] and of Enock and of Jared and of Malelleel and of Cainan and of Enos and of Seth and of Adam, who was formed of God; and the first man upon the earth.
And Jesus, being full of the holy Ghost, returned from jorden, and was led by the spirit into the willderness. being and after forty days, the Devil came unto him, to tempt him. </2/> and in those days, he did eat nothing; and when they were ended, he afterwards hungered. and the Devil said unto him, If thou be the son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. and Jesus answered him, saying, <it is written,> that man shall not live by bread alone but by every word of God. <3/> and the spirit taketh him up into a high Mountain, and he beheld all the kingdoms of the world, in moment of time. and the Devil came unto him, and said unto him, all this power will I give <unto> thee, and the glory of them; for they are delivered unto me, and to whomsoever I will, <I> give them. If thou, therefore, wilt worship me, all shall be thine. Jesus answered and said unto him, get thee behind me, Satan; for it is written, thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. <4/> and he brought the spirit brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinicle of the Temple. and the Devil came unto him, and said unto him, If thou be the son of God, cast thyself down from hence; for it is written, he shall give his angels over thee charge over thee, to keep thee and in his hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. and Jesus answering, said unto him, it is written, thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. and when the Devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season. <5/> and Jesus returned in the power of the spirit, into Gallilee. and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about; and he taught in their Synegoue synegogues, being gloryfied of all who beleived on his name. <6/> and he came to Nazereth, where he had been brought up; and as his custom was, he went into the synegogue on the sabbath day, and stood up <for> to <for> read. and there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esias <&> when he [p. 54 (second numbering)] had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, the spirit of the Lord was <is> upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverence to the captives, and the recove[r]ing of sight to the blind; to set at liberty them who are brusid; to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. and he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and he sat down. <7/> and they the eyes of all them those who were in the synegogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, this day is this schipture fulfilled in your ears. and <all> bear him wittness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Josephs son? and <all> he said unto them, ye will surely say unto me this proverb: Physician heal thyself; whatsoever we have heard was done in capernaum, do also hear <here> in thy country. <8/> and he said, verily I say unto you, no prophet is excepted <accepted> in his own country. But I tell you the truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six Months, and great famine was throughout all the land; but unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Serepta, of Sidon, unto a woman who was a widow. and many leppers were in Israel, in the time of Elisheus Eliseus the prophet; and none of them were cleansed, save Naaman the Syrian. <9/> and all they in the Synegogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 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. But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way, and came down to Capernaum, a City of Gallilee, and taught them on the sabbaths days. And they were astonished at his doctrine, for his words were <was <were>> with power. And in the Synegogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean Devil, and he Cryed out with a loud voice, saying, let us alone, what have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazereth? art thou come to destroy us? before I know thee, who thou art, the holy one of God. Jesus rebuked him, saying, hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the Devil had thrown him in the midst, he came out of him, and hurt him not. And they were all amazed, and spake amongst themselves, saying, What a word is <this> for with authority and power he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. <10/> And the fame of him went went out in every place round about. <10/> and he arose <and went> out of the synegogeue, and entered into Simons house. and Simons wifes Mother was taken with a [p. 55 (second numbering)] great fever; and they besought him for her, to heal her. and he stood over her, and rebuked the fever, and it left her; and immediately she arose and administerd unto them. <11/> Now, when the sun was setting, all they who had any sick with divers diseases, brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. and Devils also came out of many, <crying out and> saying, Thou art Christ; the son of God. <and he,> anebuk <arebuk>ing them, <&> suffered them not to speak; for they knew that he was chist. <12/> and when it was day, he departed, and went into a desert <Solatary> place; and the people sought him, and came unto him; and desired him that he should not depart from them. but she <he> said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other Cities, also, for therefore am I sent. and he preached in the Synegouges Synegogues of Gallilee.
And it came to pass, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the Lake of Gennesaret, and saw two ships standing on the Lake; but the fisher men wer gone out of them, and were washing <wetting> their nets. And he entered into one of the ships, which was Simons, and prayed him that he would thrust out a little from the land. and he sat down, and taught the people <out> of the ship. <2/> Now, when he had done speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. And Simon answering, said unto him, <Master,> we have toiled all the night and have taken nothing, nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net. And when they had done this, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes; and their net brake, and the <they> beconed unto parteners who were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. and the <they> came and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw the Multitude of fishes, he fell down at Jesus knees, saying, depart from me; for a I am a sinfull man, O Lord. For he was astonished, and all who were with him, at the draught of <the> fishes, which they had taken; and so <were> also James and John, the sons of Zebedee, who <who were> partners with Simon. and Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not from henceforth, for thou shalt catch men. <3/> and when they had brought their ships to land, the fors[o]ok all, and followed him. <3/> and it came to pass, when he was in a [p. 56 (second numbering)] certain City, behold, a man full of leprosy, who, seeng Jesus, feel <fell> on his face and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt thou canst make me clean. And he put forth his hand and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediatly the leprosy departed from him. and he charged him to tell no man; but said <unto> him; go and shew thyself to the priests, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. But so much the more there went <went there> a fame abroad abroad of him; and great multitudes came together to hear, him & to be heald <by him> of their infirmities. </> And he withdrew himself into the willderness, and prayed. <4/> and it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharasees, and Doctors of the law sitting by, who were come out of every town of Gallilee, and Judeah, and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was present to heal them. And behold, men brought in a bed, a man who was taken in <with> a palsey; and they sought to bring him in, and to lay him before Jesus. and when they could not find <found> that they could not bring him in for the multitude, they went upon the house top; and let him down throught <the> tiling, with his couch, into the midst. before Jesus. Now he saw their faith, and said unto the man, Thy sins are forgiven thee. <5/> and the Scribes and Pharasees began to reason, saying, who is this who <that> speaketh blasphemies? Who can forgive sins but God alone? But Jesus perceived their thoughts, and he said unto them, what reason ye in your hearts? is it not easier to say thy sins be forgiven thee <does it require more <more> power to forgive sins> than to say arise up and <make the sick rise up and> walk? but, that ye me know that the son of man hath power upon earth to firgive sins, I <he> said unto the sick of the palsey thy sins beforgiven thee I said it. And he said unto the sick of the palsey, I say unto thee, arise, and take up thy couch, and go into thy house. and immediately he arose up and took before them, and took up that whereon he lay & departed to his own house, gloryfying God. <6/> And they were all amazed, and they gloryfied God, and were filled with fear, saying, we have seen strange things to day, <6/> And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi sitting at the place where they recived costom; and he said unto him, follow me. And he left all, and rose up, and followed him. <7/> and Levi made him a great feast in his own house; and there was a great company of publicans and <of> others that sat down with them but the there <their> S[c]ribes, and Pharasees, murmered against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat with publicans and sinners and drink with publicans and sinners? Jesus [p. 57 (second numbering)] answering said unto them, They that are hole need not a phisician, but they who are sick. I came not to call the righteous to repentence but sinners to repentence. <8/> and they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often <and make prayer> and likwise the disciples of the Pharasees; but thine eat and drink? And he said unto them, can ye make the Children of the brde chamber fast while the bridegrom is with them? but the days will come when the bridegrom shall be taken away from them; and then shall they fast in those days <9/> then <& he> spake also a parable unto them, saying, No man putteth a peice of new garment <cloth> upon an old if otherwise garment; If so, then the new maketh a rent, and agreeth not with the old. And no man putteth new wine wine into old bottles; else the new wine <will> burst the bottles and the wine wine be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. But new wine must be put into new bottles, and both are preserved. No man also having drank old wine desireth new, for he saith, the old is better.
And it came to pass, that on the second sabbath after this, that he went through the cornfields; and his disciples plucked the corn ears of the corn, and did eat, rubing them in their hands. <2/> and certain of the Pharasees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawfull to do on the Sabbath days? Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did when he himself was anhungered <ahungered>, and they who were with him, how he went into the house of God and did take and eat the shew bread, and gave also to them who were with him, which it is not lawfull to eat but for the priests alone? and he said unto them <that> the son of man is Lord also of the Sabbath. <3/> And it came to pass also on another Sabbath, that he entered into the synegogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered; and the Scribes and Pharasees watched him, wheather he would heal on the Sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man who had their the withered hand rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he rose, and stood forth. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; is it lawfull on the Sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to distroy? and looking round about upon them all, he said [p. 58 (second numbering)] unto the man, stretch forth thine <thy> hand. and he did so, and the <his> hand was restored as whole as the other. and they were filled with madness; and <4/> communed one with another what they might do with <to> Jesus. <4/> and it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a Mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called his disciples; and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named Apostles. Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who also was the traitor. <5/> and he came down with them and stood in the plain, and the company of his disciples; and a great multitude of people out of all Judeah and Jerusalem, and from the sea coasts of Tyre and Sidon, who came to hear him, and to be healed of thier diseases; and they who were vexed with unclean spirits; and they were healed. and the whole multitude sought to touch him; for there went Virtue out of him, and healed them all. <6/> and he lifted up his eyes on his disciples and said, Blessed are the poor; for theirs is is the kingdom of God. Bless<ed> are they who hunger now; for they shall be filled. Blessed are they who weep now; for they shall laughf. Blessed are you when men shall hate you, and when they shall seperate you <from> among them, & shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil evil; for the Son of mans sake. Rejoice ye in that day, and leep for joy; for behold you your reward shall be great in heaven; for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets. <7/> But wo unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Wo unto you who are full! for ye shall hunger. Wo unto you who laughf now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Wo unto you when all men shall speak evill of you! for <so> did their fathers to the false prophets. <8/> But I say unto you <who> hear my words, love your enemies, do good to them who hate you, bless them who curse you, and pray for them who dispitefully use <you and persecute you,> And unto him who smiteth thee on the cheek offor also the other; or in other words, it is better to offer the other, than to revile again. And him who taketh away thy cloak, forbid not to take thy coat also. For it is better that thou suffer thine enemy to take these things than to contend with him. Verily I say unto you, Your heavenly father, who seeth in secret, shall bring [p. 59 (second numbering)] that wicked one into judgement. therefore give to every man who asketh of thee, and of him who take<th> away thy goods ask <them> not again. <9/> and as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likwise. For if you love them only who love you, what reward have you? for sinners also do even the same. <10/> and if <ye> lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what reward have ye <you>? for sinners also give <lend> to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again and your reward shall be great, for he is and ye shall be the childred [children] of the highest; for he is king <kind> unto the unthankfull and the evil. Be ye therefore mercifull as your Father also is mercifull. <11/> judge not, and ye shall not be judged; condem not, and ye shall not be condemned; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and runing over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete to others <with all> it s <it> shall be measured to you again. <12/> and he spake a parable unto them, Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? A disciple is not above his master; but every<one> that is per<13/>fect shall be as his master. <13/> And why beholdest thou the mote which is in thy brothers eye, but perceivest not the beam which is in thine own eye? Again, how canst thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote that is in thine eye, when thou thyself beholdest not the beam which is in thine own eye? Thou hypocite, cast out first the beam which is in <out of> thine own eye, and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote which is in thy brothers eye. For a good tree bringeth not forth corrupt fruit; neither doth a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit; for every tree is known by his <own> fruit. For of thorns men do not gather figgs, not <nor> of a bramble bush do they gather <they> grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart, bringeth forth that which is evil; for of <14/> the abundinc [abundance] of the heart, his mouth speaketh. <14/> And why call ye me; Lord, <Lord,> and do not the things which I say? Whosoever cometh to me and heareth my sayings and doeth them, I will shew <you> to whom he is like. he is like a man who built a house, and digged deep and laid the foundation on a rock; and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it; for it was funded on <upon> a rock. <15/> But he who heareth, and doeth is not, is like a man that without [p. 60 (second numbering)] a foundation, built a house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
<1/> Now, when he had ended all these saying<s> in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. And a certain centurion’s servent, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the Elders of the jews Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servent. And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he <2/> should do this; for he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synegogue. <2/> Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the Centurion sent friends to him, saying <unto him,> Lord, trouble not thyself; for I am not worthy that thou shouldst enter under my roof. Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee; but say the word, and my servent shall be healed. For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and <3/> to my servent, do <Do> this, and he doeth it. <3/> When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and tuned him about, and said unto the people who followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And they who were sent, returning to the house, found <4/> the servent whole who had been sick. <4/> And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a City called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people. Now, when he came nigh to the gate of the City, behold, there was a dead man carried <out> the only son of his mother, and she was a widdow; and much <many> people of the City was <were> with her. and now the Lord saw her, and he had compassin on her, and he said weep not unto her, Weep not. And he came and touched the heir; and they who bear it stood still. And he said; Young man, I say unto thee, Arise. And he who was dead sat up, and began to speak; and he delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all; and they gloryfied God, saying, That a great prophet is risen up among us; and, that God hath visited his people. and this rumour of him went forth throug<5/>hout all Judeah and throughout all the region round about. <5/> and the disciples of John shewed him of all these things. And John calling two of his disciples, sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come; or look we for another? When the men were come unto him [p. 61 (second numbering)] they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he who should come; or look we for another? And in the same hour he cured many of infirmities, and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto <6/> many blind he gave sight. <6/> Then Jesus answering, said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the leppers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and to the poor the gospel is preachd; <7/> And blessed are they, who shall not be offended in me. <7/> And when the messengers of John were departed, he began to speak unto the people concerning John, What went ye out into the willderness to see? A reed shakeng with the wind? Or a man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, the <they> who are gorgeously appereled, and live delicately, are in king<s> courts. But <what> went you <out> for to see? <A> prophet? Yea, I say unto you, and much more than a prophet. This is the one of whom it is written, Behold I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee. For I say unto you, Among those who are born of women, there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is <8> greater than he. <8/> And all the people who heard him, and the publicans, who heard him justifyed God, being Baptized with the Baptism of John. But the Pharasees and Lawyers rejected the council of God against themselves, not being not Baptised of him. <9/> And the Lord said; Whereunto then shall I liken the men of this generation? And to what are they like? They are like unto children sitting in the market place, and calling one to another, and saying, we <We> have piped for you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned for you, and ye have not wept. For John the Baptis came neither eating bread, nor drinking wine; and ye say; He hath a Devil. The son of man is come; eating and drinking, and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a wine bibber; a friend of publicans and sinners! But wisdom is justifyed of all her children. <10/> And one of the Pharasees desired him, that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharasee’s house, and he sat down to meet <meat>. And behold the <a> woman in the City, who was a sinner, when shee knew that Jesus sat at meat, in the Pharasees house, brought an allabaster box of ointment, and stood at his feet weeping, and [p. 62 (second numbering)] began to wash his feet with tears, and did wipe them with the haires of her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with the ointment. <11> Now, when the Pharasee who had bidden him, saw this, he spake within himself, saying, This man if he were a prophet, would have known who, or what manner of woman this is who toucheth him; for she is a sinner. And Jesus Jesus answering, said unto him, <Simon,> I have some what to say unto thee, <and he saith, Master, say on. and Jesus said,> There was a certain creditor, who had two debtors; the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing <he> found they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? Simon answered and said, I suppose the man to whom he forgave most. And he said unto him; Thou hast rightly judged. And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thy house, thou gavest me no watter for my feet; but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss; but this woman, since the time I came in, has <hath> not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint; but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. 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. and he said unto her, Thy sins <12/> are forgiven. <12/> And they who sat at meat meat with him, began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved the <thee>; go in peace.
<1/> And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every City and Village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God; and the twelve who were ordained of him, were with him. And certain women, who had been healed of evil spirits and infirmeties, Mary called Magdelene, of out of whom went seven Devils, and Joanna the wife of Chusa, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others, who ministered unto him <2/> with their substance. <2/> And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every City, he spake by a parable <saying,> A sower went out to sow his seed; and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it [p. 63 (second numbering)] lacked moister [moisture]. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. And others fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bear fruit an hundred fold. And when he had said these things, he <3/> cried, He who hath ears to hear, let him hear. <3/> And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? And he saith <said;> Unto you it is given to know the misteries of the kingdom of God; but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing, they mig<4/>ht not understand. <4/> Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. those <That which fell> by the way side are those <they> who hear; then cometh <and> the Devil <cometh> and taketh <away> the word out of their hearts, lest they should beleive and be saved. they <That which fell> on the rock rock, are they who, when they hear, receve the word with joy; an <and> but they have no root, but for a while believe, and in a time of temptation fall away. And that which fell among thorns are they, <who,> when they have heard, go forth and are cholked <choked> with cares, and riches, and pleasures of life, and bring no fruit to perfection. But that which fell on the good ground are they, who receive the word in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keepeth what they hear, and bringeth forth <5/> fruit with patience. <5/> For no man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a Vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but sitteth it on a candlestick, that they who enter in may see the light. For nothing is secret, which shall not be made manefest; neither hid, which shall not be made known and go abroad. Take heed therefore how ye hear; for whosoever hath <receiveth,> to him shall be given; and whosoever receiveth not, from him shall be taken even that which he <6/> seemeth to have. <6/> Then came to him his Mother and his breatheren, and could not speak to him for the multitude. And it was told him of <some> some of them who stood by, saying <said unto him,> They <They> Mother and thy breatheren stand without, desiring to see thee. And he answered and said unto them, My Mother and my breatheren <7/> are those who hear the word of God, and do it. <7/> Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples; and he said unto them, Let us go over <un>to the other side of the Lake. And the <they> launched forth. But as they sailed he fell asleep; and there came down a storm of wind on the Lake; and they were filled with fear, and were in danger. And they came to him, and awoke him, saying; Master, Master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the watter; and they ceased, and there was a calm. And he said unto them; Where is your faith? And they, being affraid said <wondered, saying> one to another, What manner of man is this? For he commandeth [p. 64 (second numbering)] <8/> even the winds and the watters, and they obay him. <8> And they arived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Gallilee. And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the City a certain man, who had Devils <for a long time,> and he <would> ware no cloaths, neither abode in a house, but in the Tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. (for he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man) For oft times it had caught him; and he was kept bound with chaines, & in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was drived <driven> of the Devil into the willderness. <9/> Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, leag Legion; because many Devils had <were> entered into him. and they besought him And there was there a herd of many swine feeding on the mountain. And they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them the swine, and he suffered them; and they besought him also, that he would not command them to go out into the deep. And he said unto them, Come out of the man. Then went the Devils out of the man, and entered into the swine; and the herd <10/> ran violently <down> a steep place into the Lake, and were choked. <10/> When they who fed the swine saw what was done, they fled, and went and told the people in the City and in the country. Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man out of whom the Devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind; and they were affraid. They also, who saw the miricle, told them by what meanes he who was possessed of the Devils, was healed. Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes <round about,> besought Jesus to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear. and Jesu<11/>s went up into the ship, and returned back again. <11/> Now, the man out of whom the Devils were departed, besought him that he might be with him. But Jesus sent him away, saying, Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published <12/> through out the whole City, how great things Jesus had done unto him. <12/> and it came to pass, <that> when Jesus was returned, that the people received him; for they were all waiting for him. And behold there came a man named Jairas, and he was a ruler of the Synegogue; and he fell down at Jesus feet, and besought him that he would come into his house; for he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. And the <a> woman having an issue of blood twelve [p. 65 (second numbering)] years, who had spent all her living upon Physicians, neither could be healed of any, came behind Jesus, and touched the border of his garment; and immediately her issue of blood staunched. And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter, master the and they who were with him, said, Master, the multitude throng thee, and press upon thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? And Jesus said; Some person <one> hath touched me; for I perceive <that> virtue has <is> gone out of me. And when the woman found t that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him, before all the people, for what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. And he said unto her; Daughter, be of Good <good> comfort; thy faith hath made <13> thee whole; go in peace. <13> While he yet spake, there cometh one for from the ruler of the Synegogue’s <house>, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the master. But Jesus heard him; and he answered him saying <said unto the ruler of Synegogue,> Fear not; beleive only, and she shall be made whole. And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the Mother of the maiden. And all wept and and bewailed her; but he said, Weep not; for she is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughfed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. And he put them all out, and he took her by the hand, and he said <called, saying,> Maid arise. And her spirit came again, and she arose straight way; and he commanded to give her meat. And her parents were astonished; but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.
<1/> Then he called his twelve disciples together, and he gave them power and authority over all Devils, and to cure diseases. And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats a pea piece. And <into> whatsoever house ye enter, into there abide untill ye depart thence. And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that City, shake off the dust <2/> very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. <2/> And the <they> departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every <2> where. <2/> Now Herod the tetra tetrarch heard of all that was done by him <Jesus;> and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that [p. 66 (second numbering)] John was risen from the dead; and of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. And Herod said, John have have I beheaded; but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desi<3/>red to see him. <3/> And the apostles, when they returned, told Jesus all that they had done. And he took them and went aside privately, into a desert <solatary> place, belonging to the City called Bethsaida. And the people when they knew it, followed him; and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them who had need of healing. <4/> And when the day began to ware <wear> away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go in to the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals; for we are here in a desert <Solatary> place. But he said unto them, Give ye the them to eat. And they said, We have but five loaves and two fishes; and except we should go and by <buy> meat, we can no<t> more provide food for no more food for all this multitude; for they were in number about five thousand men. And Jesus said unto his disciples, Make them set down in <by> fifties in a company. And they did so, and made them all sit down. Then he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed them, and brake, and gave to the disciples to set before the multitude. And they did eat and were all filled. And there was <were> taken of up of fragments which remained, twelve baskets. <5/> And it came to pass, as he was alone praying his went alone with his disciples to pray he asked them, saying, Whom Who say the people that I am? They answering said, Some say, John the Baptist; but others say, Elias; and others, That one of the old prophets is risen again. He said unto them; <But> whom who say ye that I am? Peter answering, <said,> The Christ, the son of God. And he straightly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man of him, saying, The son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the Elders, and cheif Priests, and Scribes; and be slain, and be raised <6/> the third day. <6/> And he said unto them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life, shall <must> be willing to loose it for my sake; but <and> whosoever will be willing to loose his life for my sake, the same shall save it. For is a man what doth it proffet <proffet> a man if he gain the whole world, and yet he receive him not whom God hath ordained, and he loose his own soul, and he himself be a cast away? For whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, of him shall the [p. 67 (second numbering)] son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own kingdom, clothed in the glory of his Father, with thee holy angels. but Verily, I tell you there of a truth, there are some standing here who shall not taste of death, untill they see the kingdom of God com<7/>ing <in power.> <7/> And it came to pass, eight days after these sayings, that he took Peter, and John, and James, and he went up into a Mountain to pray. And as he prayed the fashion of his coutenence was changed, and his raiment became white and glittering. And behold, there came and talked with him two men, even Moses and Elias, who appeared, in glory, and spake of his decease or in a death, and also his resurection, which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. But Peter, and they who were with him, were heavy with sleep; and when they were awake the saw his glory, and the two men who were <stood> with him. And it came to as <after> the two men departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three tabernecles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias; not knowing what he said. While he thus spoke <spake>, there came a cloud and overshowd overshadowed him <them> <all;> and they feared as they entered into the cloud. And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved son; hear him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And these things they kept close, and <they> told no man in those <days,> any of those <the things> <8/> which they had seen. <8/> And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they were come down from the hill, much people met him And behold, a man of the company cryed cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son; for he is mine only child. And lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and it tareth him, that he foameth, and brusing him hardly, departeth from him. And I besaught thy disciples to cast him out, and they could not. And Jesus answering, said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring thy son hither. And as he was coming, the Devil threw him down, and tare him again. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father. And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. <10<9>/> But while they wondered every one at all the things which Jesus did, he said unto his disciples, Let these sayings sink down into your hearts; for the son of man shall be delivered into the hands of man. But they understood not this [p. 68 (second numbering)] saying, and it was hid from them that they perceived it not; and the feared to ask <10/> him of that saying. <10/> Then there arose a reasoning among them, who <of them> should be greatest. And Jesus perceiving the thoughts of their hearts, took a child and set him in the midst; and said unto them, whosoever shall receive this child in my name, receiveth me; and whosoever <shall> receiveth me, receiveth him that sent me; for he <11/> who is least among you all, the same shall be greatest. <11/> and John spake and <said,> Master, we saw one casting out Devils in thy name; and we forbade him, because he followeth not us with us. And Jesus said unto him, For <12/> bid not any; for <he> that is not against us is for us. <12/> and it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he <stedfastly> set his face steadfastly to go to Jerusalem; and sent messengers before his face; and they went and entered into a Village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him. And they <the> Samaritans did <would> not receive him, because his <face> was turned as though he would go to Jerusalem. And when his disciples, James and John, saw that they would not receive him, they <said,> Lord, wilt thou that we command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, even as Elias did? But he turned and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of. For the son of man is not come to distroy mens lives, <13/> but to save them. And they went to another Village. <13/> And it came to pass, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee wheathersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him Foxes have holes, and birds of the air nests; but the son of man hath <14/> not where to lay his head. <14/> And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead; But go thou and prea<15/>ch the kingdom of God. <15/> And another also said: <Lord,> I will follow thee; but let me first go and bid them farewell, who are at my house. And Jesus said unto him, No man having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.
After these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two, before his face, into every City and place, where he himself would come. And he said unto them; The harvest truely is great, but the labourers few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers <2/> into his harvest. <2/> Go your ways. Behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves, [p. 69 (second numbering)] carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes; nor salute no <any> man by the way. And into whatsoever house you enter, first say, Peace to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it; if not it shall turn to you again. And in the same house whatsoever house they receive you, rem in, eating and drinking such things as they give; for the labourer is worthy of <3/> his hire. Go not from house to house. <3/> And into whatsoever City you enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you. And heal the sick that are there in, and say, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But into whatsoever City you enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, Even the very dust of your City which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you; notwiths[t]anding, be sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. But I say unto you, that it shall be more tollarable in the <4/> day of judgement, for Sodom than for that City. <4/> Then began he to upbraid the people in every city wherein his mighty works were done, who received him not, saying, wo <Wo> unto thee, Chorazin! wo <Wo> unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they would have repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. But it shall be more tollarable for Tyre and Sidon, in the day of judgement, than for you. And thou, Caperneum, which <5/> art exalted to heaven, shall be cast down to hell. he that <5/> And he said unto his disciples, He that heareth you, heareth me; and he that despiseth you, despiseth me; and he that despiseth me, desp<6/>eth him who sent me. <6/> And the seventy returned again with joy, sayin, Lord, even the Devils are subject to us through thy name. And he said unto them, As lightning falleth from heaven, I beheld satan also falling. Behold, I <will> give unto you power over serpents and scorpeons, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Notwithstanding, in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; <7/> but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. <7/> In that that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, o Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hid those <these> things from them who think they are wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes; even so, Father; for so it seemed good in thy sight. All things are delivered to me of my Father; and no man knoweth that the son is the Father, and that the Father is the son, <8/> but him to whom the son will reveal it. <8/> And he turned him unto the [p. 70 (second numbering)] disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things which that ye see; for I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things <9/> which ye hear, and have not heard them. <9/> And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? He said unto him, What is written in the law? How readest thou? and he answering, said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strenght, and with all thy mind, and thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right; this do, and thou shalt live. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? and Jesus answering, said, a certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among theives, who stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance, there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side of the way. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked upon him, and passed by on the other side of the way; for they desired in their hearts that it might not be made known that they had seen him. But a certain Samaritan, when he <as he journeyed,> came where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out money and gave to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him, and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I I come again, I will repay thee. Which <who> now of these three, thinkest <thou,> was neighbour <un>to him who fell among the theives? And he said, he <He> who shewed mercy on him. Then said <10/> Jesus unto him, go <Go>, and do likewise. <10/> Now it came to pass, as they went, that they entered into a certain village; and a certain woman named Martha, received them <him> into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at Jesus feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about with much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? Bid her therefore that she help me. And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art carefull and troubled about many things; but one thing is needfull; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. [p. 71 (second numbering)]
And it came to pass, as Jesus was praying in a certain place, when he ceased one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father who art in heaven; hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; thy will be done <as> in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one who is indebted to us. And let us not be led unto temptation; but deliver us from evil; for thine is the <2/> kingdom, and power. Amen. <2/> And he said unto them, Your heavenly Father <2/> will not fail to give unto you whatsoever ye ask of him. <2/> And he spake a parable, saying, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him, at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend <a> friend of mine has come to me in his journey, and I have nothing to set before him; and he from within shall <answer and> say, Trouble me not, the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed, and I cannot rise and give thee? I say unto you, though he will not rise and give him because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity, he will rise and give him as many as he ne[e]deth. And I say unto <you,> ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one who asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you who is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will <he> offer <him> a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give <3/> good gifts, through the holy Spirit, to them who ask him. <3/> And he was casting out a Devil and it was dum and it came out of a man, and he was dumb. And it came to pass, when the Devil was gone out, the dum spake, and the people wondered. But some of them said, he <He> casteth <4/> out Devils through Beelzebub the cheif of <the> Devils. <4/> And others tempting, sought of him a sign from heaven. But he knowing their thoughts, said unto <them,> Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; And a house divided ag cannot stand, but falleth. If Satan also be divided against himself, how can his kingdom stand? a <I> say this because you say I cast out Devils though Beelzebub. And <if> I, by Beelzebub, cast out Devils, by whom do your [p. 72 (second numbering)] sons cast out Devils? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I, with the finger of God cast out Devils, no doubt the kingdom of God has come <5/> upon you. <5/> When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace; but when a stronger than he shall come upon him and over come him, he taketh from <him> all <6/> his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoiles goods. he <He> that is not <6/> with me, is against me; and he who gathereth not with me, scattereth. <6/> When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, it walketh through dry places seeking rest; and finding none, it saith, saith I will return into mine house whence I came out. And when it cometh, it findeth the house swept and garnished. Then goeth the evil spirit, and taketh seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last end <7/> of that man is worse than the first. <7/> And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company, lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb which bear thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked. And <said> <he said,> <8/> yea, And blessed are all they who hear the word of God, and keep it. <8/> When the people were gathered thick together, he bagan to say, This is an evil generation; they seek a sign, but <and there shall> no sign shall be given them, but the sign of Jonas the prophet. For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the son of man be to this generation. The qeen of the south shall rise up in the day of judgement with the men of this generation, and condemn them; for she come came from the utmost parts of the earth, to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here. The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the day of judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it; for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is <9/> here. <9/> No man when he hath lighted a candle, putteth in it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candle stick, that they who cometh <10/> in may see the light. <10/> The light of the body is the eye; therefore, when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore, that the light which is in thee be not darkness. If thy whole body therefore is full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle lighteneth a room, and doth give thee <11/> light in all the room. <11/> And as he spake, a certain Pharasee besought him to dine with him. And he went in and sat down to meat. And when the Pharasee saw him, he marveled that he had not first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him, Now do you Pharasees [p. 73 (second numbering)] make clean the out side of the cup and <the> platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. O, fools, did not he who made that which is without, make that which is within also? But if ye would rather give alms of such things as ye have, then behold all these things and observe to do all things which I have commanded you, then would your inward parts be clean also, But I say unto you, Wo be unto you, Pharasees! For ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgement, and the love of God; these ought <ye> to have done and not to leave the other undone. wo <Wo> unto you, Pharasees! For you love the uppermost seats in the Synegogues, and greetings in the markets. Wo unto you, Scribes and Pharasees, hypocrites! For ye are graves which appear not, and the men who walk over are not aware of them. <12/> Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, <Master,> thus saying, thou reprochest us also. And he said, Wo unto you, lawyers, also! For ye leade men with burdens grieveous to be born borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Wo unto you! For you build the Sepulches of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truely you <ye> bear wittness that ye love <allow> the deeds of your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute; that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; unto from the blood of Abel <un>to the blood of Zacharias, who perished betwen the Alter and the Temple. Verily I say unto <you,> it shall be requred of this generation. Wo unto you, lawyers! For ye have taken away the key of knowledge, the fullness of the Schriptures. Ye enter not in yourselves into the kingdom; and them who were entering you <in, ye> hindered. <13/> And as he said these things unto them, the Scribes and Pharasees began to be angry, and to urge vehemently, endeavouring to provoke him to speak of many things; laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
Chapter 12th [p. 74 (second numbering)] <Ch 12>
In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumarable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharasees, which is hypocracy. For there is nothing covered that <which> shall not be revealed; nor <neither> hid; which shall not be made known. Therefore, whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear, in closets, shall <2/> be proclaimed upon the house tops. <2/> And I say unto you, my friends, Be not affraid of them who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. but I will forewarn you who<m> ye shall fear; fear him, who after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say <3/> unto you; fear him. <3/> Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. <3/> also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the son of man also confess before the holy angles [angels?] of God; but he who denyeth me before men, shall be denyed before the angels of God. and whosoever shall <4/> speak <4/> Now his disciples knew that he said this, because they had spoken evil against him before the people; for they were affraid to confess him before men. And they reasoned among themselves, saying, he <He> knoweth our hearts, and he speaketh to our condemnation, and we shall not be forgiven But he answered them, and said unto them, Whosoever shall speak a word against the son of man, and repenteth, it shall be forgiven him; but unto <him> who blasphemeth against <5/> the holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him. <5/> And again I say unto you, They shall bring you unto the Synegogues, and before magestrates, and powers; take ye no thought when they do this, take ye no thought, how, or what <thing> ye shall answer, or what ye shall say; for the holy Ghost will <shall> teach <6/> you in the same hour what ye ought to say. <6/> And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother [p. 75 (second numbering)] that he divide the inheritence with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge, or a dividor over you? And he said unto them, Take heed and beware of covetousness, for a mans life consisteth not in the abundence of the things whi<7/>ch he possesseth. <7/> And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully; and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits? and he said, This will I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my goods and fruits <fruits,> and my goods. And I will say to my soul; Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said, unto him, Thou fool! this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided? So shall it be with him who layeth <8/> up treasure to <for> himself, and is not rich toward God. <8/> And <he> said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. For the life is more than meat, and the body than raiment. Consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; nevertheless God feedeth them how much more are ye not better than the fowls? And which <who> of you by taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not able to do that thing wich is least, why take ye thought for the rest? Consider the lillies lilies, how they grow; they toil not, the spin not; And yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God so cloth the grass, which is to day in the feild, and tomorrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he provide for you, if ye are not of little faith? Therefore seek not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubt full mind: for all these things do the nations of the world seek after and your Father who art <is> in heaven knoweth that ye have <need> of these things. And ye are sent unto them to be their ministers, and the labourer is worthy of his hire; for the law saith, that [p. 76 (second numbering)] a man shall not muzzle the the ox that treadeth out the corn. Therefore, seek ye <to bring forth> the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Fathers good pleasure to <9/> give you the kingdom. <9/> This he spake unto his disciples, saying, <Sell> that you have, and give alms; provide not for youselves bags which wax old, but rather provide a treasure in the heavens that faileth not; where no theif approacheth, nor <neither> moth corrupteth; for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let your loines be girded about, and have your lights burning; that ye yourselves may be like unto men who wait for their Lord; when he will return from the wedding; that, when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immidiately. Verily I say ble say unto <you,> Blessed are those servents, whom the Lord when he cometh shall find watching; for he shall gird himself, and make them sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. For behold, he cometh in the first watch of the night, and he shall also come in the second watch, and again he shall come in the third watch. And verily I say unto you; he hath already <come> as it is written of him; and again, if <when> he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, blessed are those servents when he cometh, that he shall find so doing; for the Lord of those servents shall gird himself, and make them to sit down and eat to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And now, verily I say these things unto you, that ye may know this, that the coming of the Lord is as a theif in the night; and it is like unto a man who is an house holder, who, if he watcheth not his goods, the the theif cometh in an hour <of which> he is not aware, of and taketh his goods, and divideth the <them> spoil among his fellows. And they said among themselves, If the good man of the house had know<n> what hour the theif would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be brokn through, and the loss of his goods. be ye therefore And he saith unto them, be a <I> say unto yo Verily I say unto you, be ye ready therefore ready also; for the son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not. <10/> Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakethspeakest thou this parable unto us, or unto all? And the Lord said, I speak unto those whom the Lord shall make ruler<s> over his household, to give his children their portion of meat in due season. And they said, Who then is [p. 77 (second numbering)] that faithfull and wise servent? and the Lord said unto them, it is that Servent who watcheth, to impart his portion of meat in due season. Blessed be that servent, whom his Lord shall find, when he cometh so doing. Of a truth, I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. and <But> the evil servent is he who is not found watching. And if that servent is not found watching, he will say in his heart; My Lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the man servents, and the maidens, and to be drunken to eat and drink, and to be drunken. The Lord of that servent will come in a day he looketh not for, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him down, and <will> appoint him his portion with the unbeleivers. <&> that servent which <who> knew his Lords will, and prepared not for his Lords coming; neither done <did> according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes: he <But> <he> that knew not his Lords will, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few. For unto whomsoever much is given, there s <of him> shall be much required; and of to whom men have<s> com <the Lord has> committed much, of him men will ask the more; for they are not well pleased with the Lords doings. Therefore I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I is it <11/> to you if I will that it be already kindled? <11/> But I have a baptism to be baptised with; and how am I straightened untill it be accomplished? Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, nay; but rather division; for from henceforth there shall be five in one house, divided, three against two, and two against three; the father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; Mother against the daughter, and daughter against the Mother, the motherinlaw against her daughterinlaw, and the daughterinlaw against <12/> her motherinlaw. <12/> And he said also unto the people, when ye see a cloud rise out of the west, ye say, straightway; There cometh a shower; and so it is. and when the south wind blows ye say there will be heat; and it cometh to pass. O hypocrites! ye ye can descern the face of the sky, and of the earth; but how is it that you do not descern this time? yea; <&> why even of you yourselves judge ye not what is right? why goest thou to [p. 78 (second numbering)] thine adversary for a Magestrate, when thou art in the way with thine enemy? why not give dilegence that thou mayest be delivered from him; let lest he hale the to the judge, and the judge deliver the <thee> to the officer, and the officer cast the <thee> into prison? I tell thee, thou shalt not depart hence <thence>, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
And there were present at that time, some who spake unto him of the Gallileeans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrafices. And Jesus said unto them, so Suppose ye that these gallileeans were sinners above all <the> Gallileeans, because they suffered such things? I tell you, Nay; but except you repent, you shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, on whom the tower of <in> Siloam fell, and slew them; think ye that they were sinners above all men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, <2/> nay; but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. <2/> he <He> spake also this parable, A certain husbandman had a fig tree planted in his vinyard. He came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said he unto the dresser of his vinyard; Behold, these three years I came seeking fruit on this fig tree, and finding none. Cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about and dung it; and if it bear fruit, well the tree is saved; And if not, after that thou shalt cut it down. And <3/> many other parables spake he unto the people. <3/> And after this, as he was teaching in one of the Synegogues, on the sabbath; behold, there was a woman which <who> had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise straighten up. And when Jesus saw her, he called and said unto her, Woman, Thou art loosed from thine infirmities, And he laid hands on her, and immediately she was <4/> made straight, and gloryfied God. <4/> And the ruler of the Synegogue was filled with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, <&> said unto the people; There are six days in which men ought to work; in them <therefore> come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then said unto him, O, hypocite! Doth not each one of you on the sabbath, loose his ox or an ass to from the stall, and lead them <him> away to wattering? and ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, [p. 79 (second numbering)] be loosed from this bond on the sabbath day? And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed; and all his disciples rejoiced for all the glories glorious things which were done by <5> by <him.> <5> Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and where unto shall I resemble it? It is like a grain of mustard which a man took, and put <cast> into his garden; and it grew, and waxed agreat tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches <6> of it. <6/> And again he said, where unto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three mea<7>sures of meal, till the whole was leavened. <7> And he went through the cities and Villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem <8> And there said one unto him, Lord, are there few only that be saved? And said unto he answered him and said, strove strive to enter in at the straight gate; for I say unto you, many shall seek to enter <in,> and shall not be able; for the Lord shall not allways strive with man. Therefore, When once the Lord of the kingdom is risen up, and hath shut to the door of the kingdom, and ye begin to <then ye shall> stand without, and <begin> to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us, and he shall But the Lord shall answer and say unto you; I will not receive you, for ye know not from whence ye are. Then shall ye begin to say, We have eat <eaten> and drank drank in thy preasence, and thou hast taught in our streets. But he shall say, I tell you, ye know not from whence ye are; depart from me, all workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth among you, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you are thrust out And verily I say unto you, They shall come from the east, and the west <&> from the north and from the south, and shall <sit> down t in the kingdom of God. And behold, there <are> last which shall be first, and <there are> first which <9> shall be last, and shall be saved therein. <9> And as he was thus teaching there came to him certain of the Pharasees, saying unto him, Get thee out and depart hence; for Herod will kill thee. And he said unto them, Go ye and tell Herod, Behold, I cast out Devils, and do cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. Nevertheless I must walk today, and tomorrow, and the third day; for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. This he spake [p. 80 (second numbering)] <10> signifying of his death. <10> And in this very hour, he began to weep over Jerusalem, saying, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou who killest the prophets, and stonest them who are sent into unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, as hen her brood under her wings, and ye would not. Behold, your house is left unto you dessolate. And verily I say unto you, Ye shall not know me, untill ye have received from the hand of the Lord a just recompence for all your sins; untill the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord.
And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharasees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man before him, who had the dropsey. And Jesus spake unto the Pharasees <Lawyers,> and Lawyers <Pharasees,> saying, it <Is> is <it> lawfull to heal on the sabbath day? And they held their peace. And he took the man, and healed him, and let him go; and spake unto them again, saying, Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, <and> will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath day? And they could not answer him to these things. <2> And he put forth a parable unto them, concerning those who were bidding to a wedding; for he knew how they chose out of the cheif rooms, and exalted themselves one above another; Wherefore he spake unto them, saying, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in a higest room, lest a more honorable man than thou be bidden of him; and he who bade thee with him who is more honarable, come and say to thee; Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the lowest lowest room. that <But> when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room, that when he <who> bade thee, cometh, he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher; then shalt thou have honor of God, in the presence of them who sit at meet with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he who humbleth himself shall <3> be exalted. <3> Then said he also concerning him who bade to the wedding, When thou makest a dinner, or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy breatheren, neither thy kinsman, nor rch rich neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. But [p. 81 (second numbering)] when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the blind lame, the blind, and thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompence thee; for thou shalt be recompenced at the resurection <4> of the just. <4> And when one of them who sat at meat <with him,> heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed he is he who shall eat meat <bread> in the kingdom of God. Then said he unto him, a certain man made a great supper, and bade many; and sent his servents at supper time, to say to them who were bidden, come, for all things are now ready. and the <they> all with one consent , began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a peice of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee have me excused. and another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them, I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, therefore I cannot come. So that servent came and shewed his Lord these things. Then the master of the house being angry, said to his servents, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the City, and bring hither the poor, and the maimed, the halt, and the blind. And the servent said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room. The Lord said unto his servent, Go out into the high ways, and the hedges, and compel men to come in, that my house may be filled; for I say unto you, that none of those men who were bidden, shall taste of my <5> supper. <5> And when he had finished these sayings, he departed thence, and there went great multitudes with him, and he turned and said unto them, If any one come to me, and hate not his father, and Mother, and wife, and children, and breatheren, and sisters or husband, yea, and their own life also; or in other words, is not afraid to lay down their life for my sake, cannot be my disciple and whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. Wherefore, settle this in your hearts, that ye do the will do the things which I shall teach and command you. For which of you, intending to build a tower sitteth <not> down first, and counteth the cost, wheather ye <he> have <has> money to finish your his work? Lest unhaply <unhappily>, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish his work, and all that <who> begin to behold, begin to mock him, saying, <6> This man began to build, and was not able to finish. <6> And this [p. 82 (second numbering)] he said, signifying there should not any man follow him, unless he was able to continue; saying, Or, what king going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth wheather he be able with ten thousand, to meet him who cometh against him with twenty thousand? Or else, while the other is <yet> a great way off, he sendeth an embassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So likewise, whosoever whosoever of you forsaketh <not> all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple. <7> Then certain of them came to him, saying, Good master we have Moses and the Prophets, and whosoever shall live by them, shall he not have life? and Jesus answered, saying, Ye know not Moses, neither the prophets, for if ye had known them ye would have beleived on me; for to this intent they were written. For I am sent that ye might have life. Therefore I will liken it unto salt which is good; but if the salt has lost its saveour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dung hill; men cast it out. he <He> who hath ears to hear to hear let him hear. These things he said, signifying; That which was written verily must all be fulfilled.
<1/> Then drew near all <unto him, many of> the publicans and sinners, for to hear him. And the Pharasees and Scribes murmered, saying, This man receiveth sinners and eate<2/>th with them. <2/> And he spake this parable unto them, saying, What man of you having an hundred sheep, if he loose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine, and go in<to> the willderness after that which is lost, until he find it? And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he cometh home, he calleth his together his friends and neighbours, and saith unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you, <that> likewise that joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, who needeth no rep<3/>entence. <3/> Either, what woman having ten peices of silver, an if she loose one peice, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek dilligenly till she find it? And when she hath found <it,> she calleth friends and neighbours together, saying, Rejoce with me; for I have found the peice which I had lost. Likewise, I say unto <you,> there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who rep<4/>enteth. <4/> And he said, A certain man had two sons; and the younger [p. 83 (second numbering)] of them said to his father, Father give me the portion of goods which falleth to me. And he divided unto thim <him> his living. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with roitous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went, and joined himself to a Citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks which the swine did eat; and no man gave unto him. And when <he> came to himself, he said, How many hired servents of my father’s have bread enuff and to spare, and I perish with hunger! I will arise and go to my father, and <will> say unto him, Father I have sinned against heaven, and before thee; And am no more worthy to be called thy son; make me as one of thy <5/> hired servents. <5/> And he arose arose and came to his father. But and when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and feel <fell> on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son. But the father said unto his servents, Bring forth the best robe, and put on him; and put a rig ring on his finger, and shoes on his feet; and bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry; for this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. and the <they> began to be merry. <6> Now his elder son was in the field; and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing. And he called one of the servents, and asked what these things meant. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound. And he was angry, and would not go in; therefore came his father out and entreated him. And he answering, said to his father, lo <Lo>, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgress<ed> I at any time thy commandment; and thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends; but as soon as this thy son is <was> come, who hath delivered devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. he And he [p. 84 (second numbering)] said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me; and all I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and glad; for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; was lost, and is found.
<1> And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man who had a steward; and the same was accused unto him, that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? Give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward. Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? For my Lord taketh away from me my <the> stewardship. I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. I am resolved what to do; that, when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses. So he called every one of his lord’s debtors, and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my Lord? And he said, A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him; Take thy bill, and set down quickly, and write fifty. Then said he to another; And how much owest thou? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write four score. And the Lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely; for the children of this world are wiser in their generation, of light than the chil<2/>dren of light. <2/> And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends, of the mamon of unrighteousness; that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. He who is faithfull in that which is least is faithfull also in much; and he who is unjust <in> the least is also unjust in much. If therefore, ye have not been faithfull in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches? And if ye have not been faithfull in that which is another man’s, who shall give unto you that which is your own own? No servent can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and dispise <2<3>/> the other. Ye cannot serve God and Mammon. <2<3>/> And the Pharasees also, who were covetous, heard all these things; and they derided him. And he said unto them, Ye are they who justify yourselves before men; but God knoweth your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men, is an abomination in the sight of God. and they said unto him, we <We> have the law and the prophets, [p. 85 (second numbering)] but as for this man we will not receive him to be our ruler; <4/> for he maketh himself to be a judge over us. <4/> Then said Jesus unto them, The law and the prophets testify of me; Yea, and all the prophets who have written, even untill John, have foretold of these days. Since that time, the kingdom of God is preached, and every man who seeketh truth, presseth into it. And as it <is> easier for heaven and earth to pass, than for one title tittle of the law to fail. And why teach ye the law, and deny deny that which is written; and condemn him who the Father hath sent to fulfill the law, that you might all be redeemed? O fools! For you have said in your hearts, <that> There is no God. And you pervert the right way; and the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence violence of you; and you persecute the meek; and in your violence you seek to destroy the kingdom; and ye take the children of the kingdom by force. wo <Wo> unto you, ye addulterers <5/> adulterers! <5/> And they reviled him again, being angry for the <5/> saying, that they were adulterers. <5/> But he continued, saying, Whosoever putteth away his wife, and marrieth another, committeth adultry; and whosoever marrieth her who is put away from her <6/> husband, committeth adultry. <6/> Verily I say unto you I will liken you unto the rich man. For there was a certain rich man, who was clothed in purple and fine linnen, and fared sumptiously every day. And there was a certain begger named Lazarus, full of sores laid at his door who was laid at his gate, full of sores; and desiring to be fed from <with> the crumbs which fell from the rich mans table; moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores, And it it came to pass, that the begger died, and was carried of the angels into Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he cryed and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in watter, and cool my toungue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy life time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And besides all this, [p. 86 (second numbering)] between us and you there is a great gulf fixed; so that they who would pass from hence to you, cannot; neither can they pass to us that would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee, therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house; for I have five breatheren, that he may testify unto them, lest they <also> come into this place of torment. Abraham said <sat> <saith> unto him, They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham; but if one <went> unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one should rise from the dead.
<1/> Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossable but <that> offences will come; but wo to him through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that <2/> he should offend one of these little ones. <2/> Take heed to yourselves If your brother tresspass against you, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him, And if he tresspass against you seven times in a day, and seven times in a <3/> day return to you again, saying, I repent; you shall forgive him. <3/> And the apostles said unto him, Lord, increase our faith. And the Lord said, If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you might say unto this sycamore tree, Be thou plucked up by the root<s>, and be thou planted in the <4/> sea; and it should obay you. <4/> But which <who> of you, having a servent plowing, or feeding cattle, will say unto him when he is come from the feild, Go and set down to meat? Will he not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird yourself, <and> serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward, by and by, you shall eat and drink? Does <doth> he thank that servent because he doth <doeth> the things which are <were> commanded him? I say unto nay you, Nay. so <So> likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, we <We> are unprofitable servents. We have done that which was <no more than> our duty to <5> do. <5/> It came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria <Gallilee> and Gallilee <Samaria.> And as he entered into a certain Village, there met him ten men who were leapers lepers, who stood affar off; and they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. And he said unto them, go <Go>, shew yourselves unto the priests. [p. 87 (second numbering)] And it came to pass, as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was cleansed <healed,> turned back, and with a loud voice gloryfied God, and feel <fell> down on his face at Jesus face <feet>, giving him thanks; and he was <a> Samaritan. And Jesus answering, said, Were there not ten cleansed cleansed? But where are the nine? There <are> not found that return to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy <6/> way; thy faith hath made the whole. <6/> And when he was demanded of the Pharasees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them, and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation; neither shall they say, lo, here! Or, Lo, there! For, behold, the kingdom of God has <7/> already come unto you. <7/> And he said unto his disciples, The days will come, when they will desire to see one of the days of the son of man, and they shall not see it. And <if> they shall say to you, See here! or, See there! Go not after them, nor follow them. For as the light of the morning that lightineth shineth out of the one part under heaven, and lighteneth to the other part under heaven, so shall <also> the son of man be in his day. But first must he <he must> suffer <8/> many things, and be rejected of the <this> generation. <8/> And as it was in the days <of Noe;> so shall it be also in the days of the son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, untill the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and <9/> destroyed them all. <9/> Likewise also, as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went of out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the son of man is revealed. In that day, the disciple who shall be on the house top, and the his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away; and he who is in the feild, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot’s wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life, shall loose it; and whosoever <10/> shall loose his life, shall preserve it. <10/> I tell you, in that night there shall be two in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other lift <left>. Two shall be in the feild; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answered, and said unto him, Where, Lord, shall the <they> be taken? And he said unto [p. 88 (second numbering)] them, Wheresoever the body is gathered; or, in other words, whithersoever the saints are gathered, thither will the eagles be gathered together; or, thither will the remainder be gathered together. This he spake signifying the gathering of his saints; and of Angels descending and gathering the remainder unto them; the one from the bed, the other from the grinding, and the other from the feild, whithersoever he listeth. For verily there shall be new heavens where and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness. And there shall be no unclean thing; for the earth becoming old, even as a garment, having waxed in corruption, wherefore it vanisheth away, and the footstool remaineth sanctifyed, cleansed from all sin.
<1> And he spake a parable unto them, saying, Men ought always to pray and not faint, Saying, There was in a City a judge, which feared not God, nor regarded <man,> And there was a widow in that City; and she came unto him, saying, avenge Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while; but afterward, he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet, because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her; let <lest>, by her continual coming, she <2/> weary me. <2/> And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, who cry day and night unto <him,> though he bear long with them <men?> I tell you, <that> he will <come; and when deos does come, he will> avenge them<his><his saints> speedily. Nevertheless, when the <3/> son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? <3/> He spake this parable unto certain men who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and dispised others. Two men went up into the Temple to pray; the one a Pharasee, the other a publican. The Pharasee stood and prayed thus with himself; Lord <God,> I thank thee that I am not as other men, extortioners, unjust, dulterers; or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I possess. And <But> the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be mercifull mercifull to me a sinner. I tell <you,> this man went down to his house justifyed, rather than the other; for every one who exalteth himself, shall be abased; and he who humbleth <4/> himself, shall be exalted. <4/> And they brought unto him also, infants, that he might touch them; but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked him them. But Jesus called them, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God. [p. 89 (second numbering)] Verily I say unto you, Whosoever will not receive the kingdom of God as a <5/> little child, shall in no wise enter there in. <6<5>> And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? and he <Jesus> said unto him, Why callest thou me good? None is good, save one, that is God. Thou knowest the commandments; Do not commit adultry. Do not kill. Do not steal. do <Do> not bear fals wittness. Honor thy father and thy Mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, <Yet> thou lackest one thing; sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowfull; for he was very rich. And <when> Jesus saw that he was very sorrowfull, he said, How hardly shall they who have riches enter in to the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a Camel to go through a needels eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they who heard, said unto him, Who then can be saved? And he said unto them, It is impossable for them who trust in riches, to enter into the kingdom of God; but he who forsaketh the things which <6/> are of this world, it is possable with God, that he should enter in. <6/> Then Peter said; <Lo!> we have lift <left> all, and followed thee. And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, there is no man who has left house, of <or> parents, or breatheren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s shake <sake>, who shall not receive many fold more in this present time; and <in> the <7/> world to come, life everlasting. <7/> Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things <which are> written by the Prophets concerning the son of man, shall be accomplished, For he shall be delivered unto the gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spit<ed> upon spitted on; and they shall scourge and put him to death; and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these sayings things; and this saying was hid from them; neither remembered they the things which were spoken. <8/> And it came to pass, as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging. And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him that Jesus of Nazereth passed by. And he cryed, saying, Jesus, son of David, have mercy on me. And they who went before, rebuked him, telling him, that he should hold his peace; but he [p. 90 (second numbering)] cried so much the more, saying, Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him; and when he was come near, he asked him, saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight; thy faith has saved thee. And immediately he received his sight; and he followed him, gloryfying God. And all the Desciples, when they saw this, gave praise unto God.
<1/> And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, who was cheif among the Publicans; and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus, who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up in <into> a Sycamore tree to see <him;> for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaus, make haste and come down; for today I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and came down; and received him joyfully. And when the disciples saw it, they all murmered, <2/> saying, <that> he is <was> <gone> to be a guest with a man who is a sinner. <2/> And Zacchaus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by fals acqusation <unjust meanes,> I restore four fold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, for as much also as he <also> is the <a> son of Abraham; for the son of <3/> man is come to seek, and to save that which was lost. <3/> And as the <they> heard these these things, he spake added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they <the Jews> taught that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servents, and he delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them; <4/> Occupy till I come. <4/> But his citizens hated him, and sent a messenger <5/> after him, saying, We will not have this man to rule <reign> over us. <5/> And it came to pass, <that> when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commended this <these> servents to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know <how> much every man had gained by trading trading. Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pound pounds. And he said unto him, Well done, thou good servent; because thou hast been faithfull in a very little, have thou authority over ten Cities. And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five [p. 91 (second numbering)]
pounds. And he said likewise to him; Be thou <also> over five Cities. And another came, saying, Lord, behold thy pound, which I have kept laying <laid> up in a napkin; for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man; thou takest up that thou laidest not down, and reapest that which thou didst not sow. And he saith <said> unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, o wicked servent. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow. Wherefore then, gavest <thou> not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have received my own with usuary usury? And he said unto them who stood by, Take from him the pound, and give to him who hath ten pounds. and they said unto him Lord he hath ten pounds For I say unto <you,> to <That unto> every one who hath <occupieth,> shall be given; and from him who hath <occupieth> not, even that he hath received shall be taken away from him. <6/> But those mine enemies, who would not thy <that> I should reign over them, <7/> bring <them> hither, and slay <them> before me. <7/> And when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethpage, and Bethany, at the Mount called the Mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, saying, Go ye into the Village over against you, in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat; loose him, and bring him to me And if any man ask you, Why do you loose the colt? Thus shall ye <8> say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him. <8/> And they who were sent, went their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord has <hath> need of him. And they brought him to Jesus; and the <they> cast their garments upon the colt and they set Jesus thereon. And as he, went, they spread their cloaths in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the decent of the Mount of Olives, be the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works which they had seen, saying, Blessed is the King who cometh in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven and glory in the highest! And some of the Pharasees from among the multitude, said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples And he answered and said in unto them, If these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. [p. 92 (second numbering)]
<9> And when he was come near, he beheld the City, and wept over it; saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! But now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass the <thee> round, and keep thee <in> on every side, and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee. And they shall <not> leave in <thee,> one stone upon another; because thou knewest not <10> the time of thy visittation. <10> And he went into the Temple, and began to them <cut> <cast> out <them> who sold therein therein, and them who bought, saying unto them, It is written, My house is a house of prayer; but you <11> have made it a den of thieves. <11/> And he taught daily in the Temple. But the cheif Priests, and the Scribes, and the cheif of the people sought to destroy him, and could not find what they might do; for all the people were very attentive to hear him.
Chapter 20th <Luke>
And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the cheif Priest and the Scribes, came upon him with the Elders, and spake unto him, saying, Tell us by what authority doest thou those <these> things? Or, who is he who gave thee this authority? And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask thee <you> one thing answer me, The baptism of John; was it from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven, he will say, Why then beleived ye him not? And if we say, Of men, All the people will stone us; for they are persuaded that John was a prophet. And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you, by what authority I do those things <2> Then began he to speak to the people, this parable. A certain man planted a vinyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. And at the season of the harvest, he sent his servent to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vinyard; but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent another servent; and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And again he sent a third; and the <they> wounded him also, and cast him out. Then said the Lord of the vinyard; What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be, they will reveren[ce] him, when they see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, th[ey] reasoned among themselves, saying; This is the heir; come, let u[s] [kill?] him, that the inheritence may be ours. So the <they> cast him ou[t] [of the?] [p. 93 (second numbering)] Vinyard, and killed him. What, therefore, shall the Lord of the Vinyard do unto them? he <He> shall come and distroy these husbandmen, and come and <shall> give the vinyard to others. And when they heard this, they <3> said, God forbid! <3> And he beheld them, and said, What is this then which is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? Whosoever shall fall upon that stone, shall be broken! but on whomsoever it shall fall, it shall grind <4> him to powder. <4> And the cheif Priests, and the Scribes, the <same> hour, sought to lay hands on him; but they feared the people; for they perceived that they had spoken this parable against <5> them. <5> And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which <who> should fain themslves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so doing, they might deliver him <un>to the power and authority of the Governer. And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly; neither regardest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truely. Is it lawfull for us to give tribute unto Ceaser, or no? But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered, and said, Cesars. And <he> said unto them; therefore Render <therefore> unto Cesar; the things which be Cesars; and unto God, the things which be God’s. And they could not take hold of his words before the people. And they marveled at his answer, <6> and held their peace. <6> Then came <un>to him certain of the Saducees, who deny that there is any resurection; and they asked him, saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, saying, If any mans brother die, and leave a wife having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. There were therefore seven breatheren. The first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the third took her in like manner; and the seven also; and they left no children, and died. And last of all, the womand died also. Therefore, in the resurection, whose wife <of them> is she; for the seven had her to wife And Jesus answering, said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage; but they who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the <through> resurection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; neither can they [di]e any more; for they are equal unto the angels; and are the chil[dren] of God, being the children of the resurection. and now that <now that> [p. 94 (second numbering)] the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth God <the Lord,> the God of Abraham, the God of Iaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not a God of the dead; but of the living; for all <a> live unto him. Then certain of the Scribes answering, said, Master, thou hast well said. And after <7> that they darst not ask him any question at all. <7> And he said unto them, How say they that christ is Davids son? and David <said> himself said, in the book of Psalms, The Lord said <un>to my Lord, sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies, thy footstool. David <8> therefore calleth him Lord, How is he therefore <then> his son? <8> Then in the audience of all the people, he said unto his disciples, Beware of the Scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and <the> high<est> seats in the Synegogues, and the chiefrooms at feasts; Who devour widows houses, and for a shew make long prayers; the same shall receive greater damnation.
And he looked up, and saw the rich men casting in their gifts into the treasury; And saw also a certain poor widdow casting in thither to two mites, And s he said, Of a truth I say unto you that this poor widdow hath cast in more than they all; for all these have of their abbundence, cast in unto the offerings of God; but she of her penury, has cast in all the living that she had. <2> and <2> As some spake of the Temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones, and gifts, he said, These <things> which ye behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another, <3> which shall not be thrown down. <3> And the disciples asked him, saying, Master, when shall these things be? and what sine sign <4> wilt thou shew when these things <shall> come to pass? <4> And he said, The time draweth near, and therefore take heed that ye be not deceived; for many shall come in my name, saying, I am christ: Go ye not therefore <not> after them. but <and> when ye shall hear of of wars and commotions, be not terefied; for these things must first come to pass; but this is not the end. Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and and great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestelences; and fearfull sights and great signs shall there be from heaven. But before all these things shall come, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you; and deliver<ing> you up to the Synegogues, and in to prisons; being brought before kings and rulers for my na[me’s] [p. 95 (second numbering)] sake. Settle this therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist. And it shall turn to you for a testimoney. And ye shall <be> betrayed both by parents, and breatheren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all the world for my names sake. But there shall not a hair of your head perish. In your patience, possess ye your souls. And when ye shall yourselves <see Jerusalem> compassed with armies, then know that the dessolation thereof is nigh. Then let them who are <in> Judeah flee to the mountains; and let them who are in the midst of it, depart out; and let not them who are in the countries, <return to> enter thereunto <into> the City. For these be the days of vengence, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But wo unto them who are with child and to them who give suck in those days! For there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations; and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles <5> untill the time<s> of the gentiles be fulfilled. <5> Now these things he spake unto them concerning the distruction of Jerusalem. <5> And then his disciples asked him, saying, Master, tell us concerni<6>ng thy coming. <6> And he answered them, and said, In the generation <in> which the times of the gentiles shall be fulfilled, there shall be signs in the Sun, and in the Moon, and in the Stars; and upon the earth distress of nations with perplexity, like the sea and the waves roaring. The earth also shall be troubled, and the watters of the great deep; mens hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth. For the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads, for the day of your redemption draweth nigh. And then shall they see the son of <7> man coming in a cloud, with power and great glory. <7> And he spake to them a parable, saying, Behold the fig tree, and all the trees, When they now shoot forth, ye now see and know of your own selves, that summer is now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know <ye> that the kingdom of God is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, this generation the generation when the times of the gentiles be fulfilled, shall [no]t pass away till all be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass [p. 96 (second numbering)] away; but my words shall not pass away. Let my disciples therefore take heed to themselves, lest at any time their hearts be over charged with surfeting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and that day come upon them unawares. For as a snare it shall come on all them who dwell on all the face of the whole earth. And what I say unto one, I say unto all, Watch ye therefore, and pray always, and keep my commandments, that ye may be counted worthy to escape all the these things which shall come to pass, and to stand before the son of man when he shall come clothed in the glory of his <8> father. <8> And in the day time, he was teaching in the Temple; and at night, he <went> out and abode in the mount <that is> called Olives. And the people came early in the morning, to him in the Temple, for to hear him
Now the feast of the unleavend bread drew nigh, which is called the passover. And the cheif Priests and the Scribes, sought how they might <2> kill him; but they feared the people <2> Then entered Satan into Judas, Sirnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the cheif Priests and Captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenented to give him money. And he promised them, and sought oppertunity to betray him <3> unto them in the absence of the multitude. <3> Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed. And he <sent> Peter and John, saying, Go, and prepare us the passover, that we may eat. And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare? And he said unto them, Behold, when ye have entered into the City, there will <shall> a man meet <you> bearing a pitcher of watter; follow him into the house where he entereth in. And ye shall say unto the good man of the house, The master saith <unto> you, Where is the guest chamber, where I shall a eat the passover with my disciples? And he shall shew you a large upper room furneshed; there make ready. And they went, and found as he <had> said unto them; and there <they> made ready the passover <4> And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve Apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer; for I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, untill it be fulfilled, which is written in the prophets concerning me. Then I will partake with you, in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide am[ong] [p. 97 (second numbering)] yourselves; for I say unto <you,> that I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, untill the kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread and gave thanks, and gave break, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you; this do in rememberence of me Likewise also the cup, after supper, saying, This cup is the new <5> testament in my blood which is shed for you. <5> But behold, the hand of him who betrayeth me is with me on the table. And truely the son of man goeth as <it> was determined; but wo unto that man by whom he is betrayed! And they began to inquire among themselves, who of them it was who should do this thing. <6> There was also a strife among them, who <of them> should be <a>counted the greatest. And he said unto them, The kings of the gentiles exercise Lordship over them; and they who exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. But it ought not to be so with you; but he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he who is cheif, as he who doth serve. For wheather is he greater, who sitteth eat meat, or he who serveth? I am not as he who sitteth at meat, but I am among you as he who serveth. Ye are they who have continued with me in my temptations, and I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father <hath> appointeth <appointed> unto me; that you may eat and drink at my table, in my kingdom; and set on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. <7> And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired you, that he may sift the children of the kingdom as wheat But I have prayed for you, that your faith fail not; and when you are converted, strenghten your breatheren. And he said unto him, being agreived, Lord, I am ready to go with <you,> both into prison, and unto death. And the Lo[r]d said, I tell you Peter that the cock shall not crow this day, before that you <8> will thrice deny that you know me. <8> And he said unto them When I sent you without purse and scrip, or shoes, lacked ye any thing? And they said, Nothing. Then said he unto them, I say unto you again, he who hath a purse, let him take it, <and> likewise a Scrip; and he who hath no sword, let him sell his garment and buy one, For I say unto you, this that is written, must yet be accomplished in me; And he was recconed among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end. and they said, Lord, behold, here are two swords. And he said [p. 98 (second numbering)] <9> unto them, It is enuf. <9> and he came out, and went as he was accostomed, to the Mount of Olives; and his disciples followed him. And when he was at the plaic, he said unto them, Pray that ye enter not into temptation. And he was withdrawn from them about a stones cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, saying, Father, if thou be willing to remove this cup from me; nevertheless, not my will, but thine be done. And there appeared <an> Angel unto him from heaven, strenghtening him. And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly; and he sweat as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground. And when he rose up from prayer, and <was> came <come> to his disciples, he found them sleeping; for they were filled with sorrow; and said unto them, Why sleep ye? Rise, and pray, lest you <10> enter into temptation. <10> And while he yet spake, behold, a multitude, and he <who> was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus, to kiss him. But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the son of man with a kiss? When they who were about him, saw what would follow, they <said> unto him, Lord, shall <11> we smite with a sword? <11> and one of them smote the servent of the high Priest, and cut off his right ear. And Jesus answered, and <12> <said,> Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him. <12> Then Jesus said unto the cheif Priests, and Captaines of the Temple, and Elders, who were come to him, Are ye come out as against a theif, with swords and Staves? When I was daily with you in the Temple, ye stretched forth no hands against me; but this is your hour <13> and the power of darkness. <13> Then took they him, and led him, and brought him into the high Priests house; and Peter follow<14>ed affar off afar off. <14> And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were sat down together, Peter sat down among them. But a certain maid beheld him as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looked upon him, and said, This man was also with him. And he denyed him, saying, woman, I know him not. And after a little <while> another saw him, and said, Thou art also of them And Peter said, Man, I am not, And about the space of one hour, another confidently affirmed, saying, Of a truth, this man was also with him: for he is a Gallileean. And Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt <15> deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. <15> and [p. 99 (second numbering)] the men who held Jesus, mocked him, and smote him. And when they had blindfolded him, they struck him on the face, and said <asked him, saying,> Prophecy, who is it who smote thee? And many other <16> things, blasphmeously spake they against him. <16> And as soon as it was day, the Elders of the people, and the cheif Priests, and the Scribes came together, and led him into their council, saying, art thou the christ? Tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, you <ye> will not believe. And if I also ask you, <you> will not answer me, nor let me go. Hereafter shall shall the son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. Then they said they all, Art thou <then> the son of God? and he said unto them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What need we of any further wittness? for we ourselves have head <o> from <of> his own mouth.
And the whole multitude of them arose, and led him into <unto> Pilate And the <they> began to accuse him, saying, We found this man perveerting the nation, and forbiding to give tribute to Ceaser, saying, that he himself is christ, a king. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the king of the Jews? and he answered him, and said, yea, thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the cheif Priests and people, I find no fault in this man. And they were the more feirce, saying, He stireth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewery, begining from Gallilee, to this place. When Pilate heard of Gallilee, he asked wheather the man were a Gallileean. And as soon as he know <knew> that he belonged unto Herods jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who <2> himself <also> was also at Jerusalem at that time. <2> And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad; for he was desirous to see him, of a long time, because he had heard many things of him; And he hoped to have seen some miricle done by him. Then he questoned <with> him in many words; but he answered him nothing. And the cheif Priest and Scribes stood and vehemently accused him. And Herod with his men of war set him at naught, and mocked <him,> and arrayed him in a gorgeous <3> robe, and sent him again to Pilate. <3> And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together; for before this, they were at <4> enmity between themselves. <4> And Pilate, when he had called together the cheif Priest, and <the> rulers, and the people, said unto them You have brought this man unto me, <as> one who preverteth the people [p. 100 (second numbering)] and, behold, I, having examined him before you <&> have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accused him. No, nor yet Herod; for I sent you to him; and lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him I will therefore chastise him and release him. For of necessity, he must release one unto them at the feast. But they cryed out all at once, saying, Away with this man, and release unto us Barabbas; who for a certain sedition made in the City, and for murder, was cast into prison. Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them. But the <they> cried, saying Crucify him, Crucify him. And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done! I have found no cause of death in him; I will therefore chastise him, and let him go. And they were instant in loud voices, requiring that he might be crucified; And the voices of them, and the cheif Priests, prevailed. And Pilate gave sentence <5> that it should be as they required. <5> And he released unto them, him, who for sedition and murder, was cast into prison, whom they had desired; and deliverd Jesus to their will. And as they led him away, the <they> laid hold of <upon> one Simon a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him <6> they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. <6> And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, who also bewailed and lamented him. But Jesus turned unto them, <and> said, Daughters of Jerrusalem, weep not for me, but weep <not> for yourselves, and for your children; for behold, the days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the wombs which never bear, and the paps which never gave suck. Then shall the <they> begin to say to the Mountains; Fall on us; and to Hills; Cover us. for <and> if they are these things <are done> in a <the> green tree, what shall be done a <in the> dry tree? This he spake, signifying the scattering of Israel, and the desolati<7>on of the heathen, or in other words, the gentiles. <7> And there were also two others, malefactors, led with him to be put do death. And when they were come to the place which is called calvary, there they crucified him, and the mallefactors; one on the right hand, and the other on the <8> left. <8> Then said Jesus; Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. (Meaning the Soldiers who crucified him) And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the people stood beholding. And the Rulers also with <them> derided, saying, he <He> saved others, let him save himself, if he be christ, the chosen of God. And Soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him viniger <9> and saying, If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself. <9> And a Superscription also was written over him, in letters of greek [p. 101 (second numbering)] <10> and latten, and Hebrew, This is the King of the Jews. <10> And one of the mallefactors who was <crucified with him> hanged <railed> on him, saying, If thou be the christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, dost Doest thou <not> fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him thee him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt <11> thou be with me in paradice. <11> And it was about the Sixth hour; and there was a darkness over all the earth untill the nine <ninth> hour. And the son <sun> was darkened, and the vail of the Temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And <11<12>> having said thus, he gave up the ghost. <11<12>> Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorifyed God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people who came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintence, and women who followed him from Gallilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. And behold a man named Joseph, a counceller; a good man, and a just one; the same day had not consented to the council and deed of them; a man of Aramathea, a City of the Jews; who also <himself> waited for the kingdom of God. who He went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped in <it> in linnen, and laid it <in> a sepulchre which was <12<14>> hewed in a stone, wherein never man before was laid. <14> And that day was the preperation, and the sabbath drew on, And the women also, who came with him from Gallilee, and followed after; and beheld the Sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.
Now upon the first day of the week very early in the morning they <women> came unto the Sepulchre bringing the spicies which they had prepared and certan things <others were> with them and they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre and they entered in and found not the body of the Lord Jesus, and it came to pass as they were much perplexed and stood wondering behold two Angels decended from heaven and stood by them clothed in shining garments and as they were [p. 102 (second numbering)] Now upon the firs first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women came unto the Sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone roled away from the Sepulchre, and two angels standing there by <it> in shining garments. And they entered into the sepulchre, and not finding the [bo]dy of the Lord Jesus, they were much perplexed there [a]bout; but the angels said and were affrighted, and bowed down their faces to the ground earth, <But> behold, the angels said unto them; affraid and bowed down their faces to the earth they said unto them Why seek ye the living among the dead? he <He> is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spake unto you, when he was yet in Gallilee, saying, The son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinfull men, and be crucified, and the third day raise again? And they remembered his words, and returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdelene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women who were with them, who told these things unto the Apostles. And thus <their> words seemed <3> to them as idle tales, and they beleived them not. <3> Then arose Peter, and ran unto the Sepulchre, and stooping down <went in, and> he beheld the linnen cloths chloaths laid by themselves, and he departed, wondering in himself at <4> that which was come to pass. <4> And behold, two of them went that same day to a Village which was called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were holden, or covered, that they could not know him, And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these which you have, one with another, as ye walk, and are sad? And one of them whose name was Cleopas, answering, said unto him, Art <thou> a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days? And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazereth, who was a prophet indeed before God and mighty in word before all the people mighty indeed and word before God and all the people; And how the cheif Priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had <had> been he who should redeem Israel have redeemed Israel. And besides all this, to day is the third day since these things were done; yea, and certain women also of our company made us astoneshed who were early at the sepulchre; and when they found not his body, they came, saying, That they had also seen a vision of Angels who said that he was alive. And certain of them who were with us went to the sepulchre, and found <5> even so as the women had said; but him they saw not. <5> Then he said unto them, O fools, and Slow of heart to beleive all <that> the prophets have spoken, Ought not christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory? And begining at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the schriptures [p. 103 (second numbering)] the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village wheather they went, and he made as though he would have gone farther, But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry <6> with them. <6> and it came to pass, as he sat at meet with them, he took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he was taken up out of their sight. And they said one to another, Did not our hearts burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he <7> opened to us the Schriptures? <7> And they rose up the same hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them, saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things they saw and heard in the way, and how he was known to them, in breaki<8>ng of bread; <8> And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith <said> unto them, Peace be unto you, But they were terrefied and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I, myself; handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and feet. <9> and while they yet wondered, and beleived not for joy, he said unto them, Have ye here any meet <meat>, <&> they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and a honey comb. And he took it, and did eat before them, and he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the Schripture<s>, and said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day; and that repentence and remission of sins, should be preached in his name among all nations, begining at Jerusalem. And we <ye> are wittnesses of these things. And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but tarry ye in the City of Jerusalem, untill ye be endewed with power from on high, <10> And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them, And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he [p. 104 (second numbering)] was taken from them and carried up into heaven. And thy <they> worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy And were continually in the Temple, blessing <praising> and praising <blessing> God. Amen.
The testimoney of John
In the begining was the gospel preached and the through the son. And the gospel was the word, and the word was with the Son, and the son was with God, and the Son was <of> God. The same was in the begining with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made which was made. In him was the gospel, and the gospel was the life, and the life was the light of men; and the light shineth in the world, and the world perceiveth it not. there <2> There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came into the world for a wittness, to bear wittness of the light, to preach <bear record of> the gospel <through the son,> unto all, that through him men might beleive. he <He> was not that light, but bear came to bear wittness of that light which was the true light, which lighteth every man who cometh into the world. Even the Son of God. He who was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. he <He> came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God; only to them who beleive on his on his name. he <He> was born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the same word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the Only Begotten of the Father, full of <3> grace and truth. <3> John bear wittness of him, and cried, saying; This was <is> he of whom I spake; he who cometh after <me,> is prefered before me; for he was before me. For in the begining was the word, even the son, which <who> is made flesh, and sent unto us by the will of the Father. And as many as receive him of beleive on his name shall receive of his fullness. And of his fullness have