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of the Gergesenes, there mot him two possessed with devils, coming-
out of the tombs, exceeding tierce, so that no man might pass by
that way. And behold, they cried out, saying, U3l)at l)atic tDC tO

bo luitl) tl)cc, 5csus, tliou Son of ©ob ? art tijon come l)itl)cr
to torment us before tl)e time ? And there was a good way ofi'



Matt. xii. a

Matthew,
xi. a7-30.



Matthew,

xiii. 24-3U.

3G-41.



Matthew,
viii. 28-3iJ.



382



CHRIST ADMINISTERS THE



Matthew,
X. 21-25.



Jolin,
vi. 37-a9.



Matthew,
xvi. 13-19.



Mnllhow,
xvi. -Si, 28.



John, X. 1-5.



from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils besought
him, saying, 3f tljoit cast US oiit, suffcr US to go atoaj] into tl)C
l)ci-I> ofsujinc. ^nb l)c saib unto tl)cm, (&0. And when they
were come out, they went into the herd of swine : and behokl,
the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the
sea, and perished in the waters.

The brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the
father the child : and the childi-en shall rise up against their pa-
rents, and cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated
of all men for my name's sake : but he that endureth to the end
shall be saved.

But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another :
for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities
of Israel till the Son of man be come. The disciple is not above
his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the
disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If
they have called ll)C master of tl)C [)OUSC Beelzebub, how much
more shall they call them of his household ?

All that the Father giuctl) mc shall come to me ; and Ijint
tl)at COmctI) to mc I will in no wise cast out. For I came down
from heaven, not to do mine ow^n will, but the will of him that sent
me. And this is tlie Father's will whieli liatli sent me, that of

all u)l)icl) l)c l)atl) giocn mc, 3 sl)ouib lose notl)ing, but should

raise it up again at the last day.

AVhen Jesus came into the coasts of Ctesarea Philippi, he
asked his disciples, saying. Whom do men say that I the Son of
man am ? And they said, Some say that thou art John the Bap-
tist ; some, Elias ; and others, Jereraias, or one of the prophets.
He saith unto them. But whom say ye that I am ?

And Simon Peter answered and said. Thou art tl)C Cl)rist,
the Son of the living God.

And Jesus answered and said unto bira. Blessed art thou, Simon
Barjona : for flesh and blood hath not i-evealed it unto thee, but
my Father which is in heaven. And I nay also unto thee, That
thou art Peter, and upon this rock J uJlU builb lUTl cl)Urcl) : and
the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And J u)ill giuc
unto tl)cc tl)e kens of tl)e kingiiom of Ijenneu; and whatsoever

tlioii shall bind on cartii, shall bt; hound in heaven: and what-
soever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.

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 tljCg SCC tl)C Soit of man
coming in l]is kingbom.

N'i'rily, verily, 1 say unto you, ITc that entereth not by the
door into the sheepfold, but cliinbeth up some other way, the



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same is a thief and a robber. But lie that entereth in by the
door is tl)c sl)Cpl)Crb of tl)C sljccp. To him the porter openeth ;
and the slieep hear his voice : anh 1)C callctl) l)is OUJU sljccp bS
name, anh IcnbctI) tijcm out. And when he putteth forth his
own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him : for
they know his voice. And a stranger will they not follow, but
will flee from him : for they know not the voice of strangers.

T am the good shepherd, nitb kitotD mn sljecp, a\ib am
knovuU of mine. As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the
Father : and Hay down ray life for the sheep. And other sheep J
l)fiyc, which are not of this fold : them also I must bring, and
they shall hear my voice ; and there shall be one fold, and one
shepherd.

Then answered Peter, and said unto him, Behold, we have
forsaken all, and folloAved thee ; what shall we have thei'efore ?
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you. That ye which
have followed me, in the regeneration u)l)en tl)C Son of mun sljilU
sit in tl)C tijrouc of llis Qlorw, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones,
judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children, with
her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
And he said unto her, What wilt thou ? She saith unto him,
Grant that these my two sons may sit, tllC OUC on tl)T) rigl)t

lianb, mib ll)c otljcr on tljc left, in tljn Uingbom. But Jesus

answered and said. Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink
of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the bap-
tism that I am baptized with ? They say unto him. We are able.
And he saith unto them. Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and
be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with : but to
sit on my right hand, and on ray left, is not mine to give, but it
shall be given to them for wliom it is prepared of ray Father.

On the next day, much people that were come to the feast,
when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches
of palm-trees, and went forth to meet hiin, and cried, i^OS^nnrt ;

BlcsQcb is tl)c liing of Jsrael that cometl) in tl)c name of tl)c

iJorb. And .Jesus, when he had found a 3'oung ass, sat thereon;

as it is written, fear not, i)angl]tcr of Gion : beijolii, tl)ii Uing

cometl), sitting on an ass's colt- These things understood not
his discijtk's at the fii'st : but when Jesus was glorified, then re-
membered they tliat these things were written of him, and that
they had done these things unto him.

And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of
the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to
rejoice and praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works
that they had seen ; saying, l^lessed be the King that cometh in
the name of the Lord : Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.



Jolin,
X. 14-16.



Matthew,
xix. -.n, '-'8.



Mattliew,
XX. 2t)-23.



John,
xii. 12-16.



Luke,
xix. 37-40.



384



CHEIST ADMINISTERS THE



Matthew,
xxi. 1-11.



Mark,
xi. 27-33.



Matthew,
TCxHi. 5-10.



And some of the Pharisees from among the muUitude said
unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said
unto them, I tell you, that if these should hold their peace, the
stones would immediately cry out.

And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to
Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straight-
way ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her : loose them, and
bring them unto me. And if any man say aught unto you, ye
shall say, The Lord hath need of them ; and straightway he will
send them.

All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken
by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy
King Cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt
the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus com-
manded them, and brought the ass and the colt, and put on them
their clothes, and they set him thereon. And a very great multi-
tude spread their garments in the way ; others cut down branches
from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes
that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the
Son of David : Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord :
Hosanna in the hisfhest.

And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
saying. Who is this ? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the
prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

And they come again to Jerusalem : and as he w\ns walking in
the temple there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and
the elders, and say 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, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I
do these things. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of
men ? answer me. And they reasoned with themselves, saying,
If we shall say, From heaven ; he will say, AVhy then did ye not
believe him ? but if we shall say. Of men ; they feared the people :
for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. And they
answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. Ami Jesus answer-
ing saith unto them, Neitljcr bo 3 tcll jiou bji u)l)iU autljorltn 3
bo tl)cse tljings.

All their works they do for to be seen of men : they make
broad their pliylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the
synagogues, and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men,
Kablji, Kabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi : for OUC is JlOlir
itlilStcr, cncn (ri)rist; an<l all ye are brethren. And call no
man y.ur father upon the earth : for one is your Father, which Is



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in heaven. Neither be ye called masters : for OUC IG JlOUt illcis-

tcr, even QTIjrist.

Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun
be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars
shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be
shaken : and then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven :
and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see
the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and
great glory. And |)C sljnll SCUb l)is illigcls with a great sound
of a trumpet, and they shall gather together l)is cicft from the four
winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virofins,
which took their lamps, and went forth to ttlCCt tijc bribcgroont.
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish. They that were
foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them : but the wise
took oil in their vessels with their lamps. While the bridegroom
tarried, they all slumbered and slept. And at midnight there was
a cry made. Behold, the bridegroom coineth ; go ye out to meet
him. Then all those virgins arose, and 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. Not so ; lest there
be not enough for us and you : but go ye rather to them that sell,
and buy for yourselves. And while they went to buy, the bride-
groom came ; and they that were ready, went in with him to the
marriage : and the door was shut. Afterward came also the other
virgins, saying. Lord, Lord, open to us. But he answered and said,
Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour
wherein tljC SoiT of tnnit COItlCtl).

Of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels
which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Fathei-. Take ye
heed, w^atch and pray : for ye know not when the time is. For the

Son of man is as a man taking a far journcn, toljo left l)is l)onsc,
anb gauc autI)oritn to l^is scnnmts, a\\b to eucrn man l)is
tDOrk ; and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore ;
for ye know not when tl}C master of tl)C l)OUSC cometh, at even,
or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning: lest
coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you
I say unto all, Watch.

When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy

angels with him, tl)cn sl)aU l)c sit u^jon tl)c tl)ronc of l)is glorji :

And before |)im shall be gathered all nations; and [)C shall separate
them one from anc^ther, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the
goats : and he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats
on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand.
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kindom prepared for
you from the foundation of the world :



Matthew,
xxiv. 29-31.



Matthew,
XXV. 1-13.



Mark,
xiii. 3^-37.



Matthew,
XXV. 31-34.



25



886



CHRIST ADMINISTERS THE



John,

xiii. '2-5,

12-15.



Luke,
xxii. i25^0.



Jolin,
Kiv. 13-15.



John,
XV. 1-6.



Jolia,
XV. lU, 17



John, XV. 20



And supper being ended, tlie devil having now put it into the
lieart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betra}^ him, Jesus kiiOU)-

ing tijat tl)c i^at!)cr l)ab igiuen all tljings into l]is linnbs, and

that he was coine from (jrod, and went to God ; he liseth from sup-
per, and hiid aside his ganiients ; and took a towel and girded liim-
self. After that, he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash
the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith lie

was girded So after he had washed their feet,

and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto
them, Know ye wliat I have done to you ? Ye call me Master, and
Lord : aiib i}c sag toell; for so I am. If I then, jiour toxh
aub fllastCV, have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash one
another's feet. For I have given you an example, that ye should
do as I have done to you.

And he said unto them. The kings of the Gentiles exercise
lordship over them ; and they that exercise authority upon them
are called benefactors. But ye shall not be so : but he that is
greatest among you, let him be as the younger ; and he that is
chief, as he that doth serve. For whether is greater, he that sitteth
at meat, or he that serveth ? is not he that sitteth at meat ? but I
am among you as he that serveth. Ye are they which have con-
tinued with me in my temptations. And I appoint unto you a

kingdom, as mo i^atljcr l)atl) a^ipointcb xtiito me; that ye may

eat and drink at mil tabic ill ttljl Uiugbom, and sit on thrones,
judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that Avill jJ do, that the
Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my
name, 3 will do it. If ye love me, keep mi] COmmaubmciUS.

I am the true vine, and my Fiither is the husbandman. Every
branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away : and every branch
that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fi'uit.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.
Abide in me, aitb 3 ilt JIOU. As the branch cannot bear fruit of
itself, except it alnde in the vine: no moi'C can nc, CXCCpt JIC

abibc in mc. J am tl)c oinc, jic arc tljc brancijcs; he that

abidcth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for roitljOUt mc JIC can bo notljing. If a man abide not in me,
he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered ; and men gather them,
and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.

Ye have not chosen me, but 3 I)aiiC cljOSCn lion, anb or-
baincb JlOU, that ye should go and bring fortli fruit, and that your
fruit should temain : tliat whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in
my name, he may give it you. These things J commanb t}OU,
that ye love one another.

Kemembt-r the word that I said unto vou, The servant is not
greater tl)au 1)15 tovb. If they have persecuted me, they will also
persecute you : if they have kept my saying, they will keep youis also.



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When he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into
all truth : for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall
hear, tliat shall he speak : and he will shew you things to come.
He shall glorify IttC : for he shall receive of millC, and shall shew

it unto you. QIU tilings tl^at tl)c i^atljcr l]atl) arc mine : there-
fore said I, that he shall take of mine, ;ind sliall shew it unto you.

These words spake Jesus, and lifted up liis eyes to heaven, and
said. Father, the hour is. come ; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also
may glorify thee : iis tlioit liiist giucit l)im poujcr ODCr all flcsl),
tl]at l)c sl)0ul5 giuc eternal life to as manfi as tl)ou l)ast giuen
l)im.

I pray for them : I pray not for the world, hut for them toljid)
tl]OU Ijast qiwen mC; for they are thine. And all mine are thine,
onb tl)ine arc mine ; and I am glorified in them.

As thou liast sent me into the world, eocn S0 \)CIVC 3 Cliso
sent tl)Cm into the world.

And the glory which thou gavest me, Jf !)at)e giocn tl)em;
that they may be one, even as we are one.

And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the
mount of Olives. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be
oft'ended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite tl)C
Sl)epl)erb, and the sheep of the tlock shall be scattered abroad.

And Jesus stood before the governor : and the sfovernor asked
him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? ^nb Jcsus saib

nnto l)im, iZTlion sanest.

Then Pilate entered into the judgment-liall again, and called
Jesus, and said unto him. Art thou the King of the Jews? Jesus
answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it
thee of me? Pilate answered. Am I a Jew? Thine own nation,
and the chief pi-iests, have delivered thee unto me. What hast thou
done? Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my
kingdom Avere of this world, then would my servants fight, that I
should not be delivered to the Jews : but now is my kingdom not
from hence. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then ?
Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I
born, and for this cause came I into the woild, that I should bear
witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth
my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth ?

And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the
place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha : where
they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and
Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the
cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING
OF THE JEWS.

This title then read many of the Jews : for the place where
Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city : and it was written in



John,
xvi. 13-15.



John,
xvii. 1, 2.



John,
xvii. 9, 10.



John,
xvii. 18.



John,
xvii. m.



Matthew,
xxvi. 30, 31.



Mattliew,
xxvii. 11.



Jolin,
xviii. 33-38.



John,
xix. 17-22.



388



CHEIST ADMINISTERS THE



Rfatthew,
xxvii. 35-37.



Luke,
xxiii. 39-43.



John,

xxi. 1, 2,

15-17.



Matthew,
xxviii. \S-'S



Act.s
ii. 29-3»).



Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the
Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews ; but that he said,
I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written, I
have written.

They crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots :
that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet ; They
parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they
cast lots. And sitting down, they watched him there : and set up
over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING
OF THE JEWS.

And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on
him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the other
answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou 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, £orb, rcmcmbcr mc rDl]en tl]0«
comcst into t[)i} kingbom. ^n^ Jcsns saib nnto liim, llcr-
iln J sag nnto'll)ct% So-bag sl)rtlt tl)Ou be tnitl) me in jiara-
bfse.

After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disci-
ples at the sea of Tiberias ; and on this wise shewed he himself.
There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus,
and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and

two other of his disciples So when they had

dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou
me more than these ? He saith unto him. Yea, Lord : thou know-
est that I love thee. He saith unto him, £cch mn lambs. He
saith to him again the second time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou
me ? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord : thou knowest that I love thee.
He saith unto him, £cc^ mn sl)CCp. He saith unto him the third
time, Simon son of Jonas, lovest thou me ? Peter was gi-ieved
because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me ? And
he said unto him. Lord, thou knowest all things ; thou knowest that
I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, iTccb mn sl)ccp.

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, '^U potDCr is

gioen nnto me in licancn arib in carti).

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the
name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
teachinof them to observe all thinjjs whatsoever I have commanded
you : and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.
Amen.

Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch
David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us
unto this day. Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God
had sworn with an oath to him, tljilt of ll)C frnit of 1)15 loins,

accorbing to tl)c flcsl), l)c tooulb raise up Cl)rist to sit on Ijis



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tl)iroue ; lie seeing this before, spake of the resurrection of Christ,
that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corrup-
tion.

This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having re-
ceived of the Father the promise of the Iloly Ghost, |)C hath shed
forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended
into the heavens, but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord,
Sit thou on my right hand, until I make thy foes my footstool.
Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath
made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, boti) Cotb ClTlb

ari)ri6t.

The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God
of our Fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus ; whom ye delivered up,
and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined
to let him go. But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and de-
sired a murderer to be granted unto you; and killed tl)C PriltCC
of life, whom God hath raised from the dead ; whereof we are wit-
nesses.

And when they heard that, they lifted up their voice to God
with one accord, and said. Lord, thou art God, which hast made
heaven, and' earth, and the sea, and all that in them is ; who by the
mouth of thy servant David hast said, Why did the heathen rage,
and the people imagine vain things ? The kings of the earth stood
up, and the rulers were gathered together against tl)C t!orb, anb
aqainst llis Qri)rist. For of a truth against thy holy child
Jesus, tDl)Om tl)OU Ijast anointcb, both Herod and Pontius
Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered
together.

The God of our fathers raised up Jesus, whom ye slew and
hanged on a tree : him hath God exalted with his right hand tO
be a Prince a\\b a Sauionr, for to give repentance to Israel, and
forgiveness of sins.

The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preach-
ing peace by Jesus Christ : (he is Lord of all :) that word, I say
ye know, which was published throughout ail Judea, and began
from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached ; how God
anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power:
who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of
the devil ; for God w;is with him And he com-
manded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it is he
which was ordained of God to bc tl)C Jubgc of quick (iwh

beab.

James answered, saying. Men and brethren, hearken unto me.
Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to
take out of them a people for his name. And to this agree the
words of the prophets ; as it is written. After this I will return, axib



Acts,
iii. 13-15.



Acts,
iv. i!4-27.



Acts,
V. 30, 31.



Acts,
X. 36-3S, 42.



Acts,
XV. 13-17.



390



CHEIST ADMINISTEES THE



Acts,
xvii. 30, 31.



Acts,
xviii. 8-10.



Acts, XX. 24.



Acts,
xxii. 17-ai.



Acts,
xxvi. 'J-17



roill builb again tl)c tabernacle of Daoib mind) is fallen homi;
anh J u)ill bnilb again tlje ruins tl)creof, anb M vdUI set it

up ; that tlie residue of men miglit seek after the Lord, and all
the (lentiles, upon whom my name is called, saith the Lord, who
doeth all these things.

The times of this ignorance God winked at; but now com-
mandeth all men everywhere to repent : because he hath appointed



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