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Esaias the prophet, saying. The land of Zabulon, and the land of
Nephthalim. by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, (Jalilee of the

Gentiles; tl)C jjcople ttiljicl) sat in barkncss sau) great Ugl)!;
and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death, light is
sprung up.

^rom tijat time lesns began to preaci), anb to san, He-
pent; for tl)e kingbom of Ijeaiicn is at Ijanb.

And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren,
Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the
sea ; for they were fishers. And he saith unto them. Follow me,
and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left
their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, he saw
other two brethren, James the son''of Zebedee, and John his brother,
in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he
called them. And they immediately left the ship, and their father,
and followed him.

^nb Jesns went about all ©alilec, teadjing in tljeir
srtnagogncs, anb prcacl)ing tl]e gospel of tl]e kingbom, anb
Ijcaling all manner of 0icliness,~anb all manner of bisease
among tlje people.

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up :
and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sab-
bath-day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto
him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened
the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the
Lord 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
deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to
set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year
of the Lord.

And he closed the book, and lie gave it again to the minister,
and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the syna-
gogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, (jjjis

ban is tl)is scripture fulfilleb iu nour ears, "^^nb all bare
l)im iBitness, anb u)oubereb at tl)e gracious ujorbs roljicl) pro-
ceebeb out of Ijis mOUtl). And tiiey said, Is not this Joseph's son?
And he said iinlo tiiein. Ye will surely say unto me this prov-
erb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in
Capernaum, do also here in thy country. And he said, Verily I
say unto you. No prophet is accepted in his own country.



Matthew,

iv. la-'js.



I.uke,
iv. 1G-'J4.



408



CHRIST'S PROPHETIC OFFICE.



Mark,
L 35-39.



Luke, V. 1-3,



Luke,
V. 31, 32.



Mark, ii. 1,2.



Matthew,
xii. 14-21.



Matt. xi. 1-5.



Matt V. 1, 2.



And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he
went out and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed. And
Simon, and 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, Cet US go into tIjC ItCXt tOtDllS,

tijat S raaj} prcaci) tijere also : for tijcrcforc came S fort!).

^nb l)c ^ireacljcb in tljeir sjinagoigucs tl)rounl]out all
©olilcc, aiib rast ont bcuils.

And it came to pass, that as the people pressed upon liira to
hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret, and
saw two ships standing by the lake : but the fishermen were gone
out of them, and were washing their nets. And he enteredinto
one of the ships, which was Simon's, and prayed him that he would
thrust out a little from the land. Qtub IjC Sat botDH, Onb taugl)t

t!)c people out of t\]c 0l)ip.

And Jesus answering, said unto them. They that are whole
need not a physician ; but they that are sick. Jf ramc not tO call

tlje rigfjteous, but sinners to repentance.

And again he entered into Capernaum, after some days ; and
it was noised that he was in the house. And straightway many
were gathered together, insomuch that there was no room to receive
them, no, not so much as about the door: ariii l)c preacl)cb tl)e

tDorb unto tl)em.

Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him,
how they might destroy him. But when Jesus knew it, he with-
drew himself from thence : and great multitudes followed him, and
he healed them all ; and charged them that they should not make
him known : that it might be fulfilled wllich was spoken by Esaias

the prophet, saying, !3el)ol5 mn seryaut, wljom 3 \yavc cljoscn;
uin beloueb, in toljom mn soul is ujcll pleaseb : J raill put mn
spirit upon l)im, anh l)c sljall sljcra jubgment to tl)c ©entiles"

lie shall not strive, nor cry ; neither shall any man hear his voice
in the streets. A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking
fiax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

And it came to pass when Jesus had made an end of com-
manding his twelve disciples, he departed thence to tead) (ixib to
preacl) in tl)eir cities.

Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Chiist,
he sent two of his disciples, and said unto him, Art thou l)c tl)at
sl)Onlb come, or do we look for another? Jesus answered and
•said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do

hear and see: ®1), bliub receiue tlje'ir sigl)t, anb tl)e lame toalk,
tl)c lepers are cleanseb, anb tlje beaf Ijear, tl)e hcah are raiseb
up, anb tl)c poor l)ui)e tl)e gospel preacl)eb to tl)em.

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when he was set, his disciples came unto liim ^ub l)C 0)]Cttcb
IjiS moiltl), arib taugljt tljcm, (see chapters 5, 6, 7.)

And it came to pass tliat 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 widow : and much people of the city was with her. And
when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto
her. Weep not. And he came and touched the bier : and they that
bare him stood still. And he said. Young man, I say unto thee.
Arise. And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak : and he
delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all : and

they glorified God, saying, Sljat a grcnt propljct is riscii tip
among us ; and, ®|)at &oh l)ati) uisitcb l)is people. And this
rumour of him went forth throughout all Judea, and throughout
all the region round about.

He went throughout every city and village, prccicljing fltlb

sljetoing tl)e glab tibings of ll)e kingbom of (Sob : and the
twelve were with him.

And when the people were gathered thick together, he began
to say. This is an evil generation : they seek a sign ; and there
shall no sign be given it, 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 queen of the south shall rise up
in the judgment with the men of this generation, aitb COUbcmil

tl)cm : for sl)c came from tl)c utmost parts of tl)c cavil), to
l)ear tl)e toisbom of Solomon; anb bcljolb, a greater tljan

Solomon is [)CVC. The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the
judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for tl)Ctl

repenteb at tl)e preacl)ing of Jonas : anh bel)olb, a greater
tl) an Jonas is l)crc.

The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the
sea side. And great multitudes were gathered together unto him,
so that he went into a ship and sat ; and the whole multitude

stood on the shore, ^nb \)c spake mauii tl)ings unto tljem in

parables, saying. Behold, a sower went forth to sow ; and when
he sowed, some seeds fell by the way-side, and the fowls came and
devoured them up ; some fell upon stony places, where they had
not much earth : and forthwith they sprung up, because they had
no deepness of earth : and when the sun was up, they were
scorched ; and because they had no root, they withered away.
And some fell among thorns ; and the thorns sprung up, and
choked them : but other fell into good ground, and brought forth
fruit, some an hundred-fold, some sixty-fold, some thirty-fold.

tt)l)o IjatI) ears to l)car, let l)im l)ear.

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



Luke,
vii. 11-17



Luke, viii. 1.



Luke,
xi. 2U-3-2.



Matthew,
xiii. 1-9.



Matthew,
xiii. a4-35.



410



CHRIST'S PROPHETIC OFFICE.



Matthew,
xiii. 53-58.



Matt, ix, 35.



Matt. xi. 1.



T.iikp,
ix. 10, U.



field : but wliile men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among
the wheat, and went liis way. But when the blade was sprur)g
up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also. So the
servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not
tliou sow good seed in thy field ? from whence then hath it tares ?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said
unto liim. Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up ? But
he said, Nay ; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also
the wheat with them. Let both grow together until the harvest :
and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye
together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them :
but gather the wheat into my barn.

Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The king-
dom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard-seed, which a man
took, and sowed in his field : which indeed is the least of all seeds :
but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and be-
cometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the
branches thereof.

Another parable spake he unto them ; The kingdom of heaven
is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three meas-
ures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

':AU tl)cse tilings spake Jesus unto tl)c multitude in par-
oblcs ; anh mitljont a pm-ablc spake l)e not unto tl)em : tl)at
it migl)t be fultlUeb U)l)icl) teas spoken bn tl)e propl)ct, san-
ing, J u)iU open mu moutli in parables ; 3 uiill utter tl)ings
U)l)icl) l)aiie been kept secret from tl)efonnbation of tlje roorlb.

And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these par-
ables, he departed thence. And when he was come into his own

country, [)c taugl)t tl)em in tl)eir snnagogue, insomuci) tljat
tl)en were astoni5l)e6, anb saib, tUljence Ijatl) tl)is man tijis

toisDom, an5 tl)ese migl)tjl roorks ? Is not this the carpenter's
son I is not his mother called Mary i and his brethren, James, and
Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all
with us ? Whence then hath this man all these things ? And
they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet
is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own
house.

QVnb Jesus went about all tl)e cities anb uillages, teacl)-
ing in tl)eir snnagogues, axib preacljing tl)e gospel of tl)e
kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease among the
people.

And it came to pass, wlien Jesus had made an end of com-
manding his twelve disciples, he departed thence tO teacl) an5 tO
pread) in tljeir cities.

And the apostles, when tliey were returned, told him all that
thoy had done. And ho took them, and went aside privately into
a desert place, belonging to the city called Bethsaida. And the peo-



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pie wlien tlicy knew it, followed liini : and lie received them, nub
spaUc unto tl)cm of tlje kingdom of ©ob, and healed them that
had need of healing.

After these things Jesus went over the sea of Gahlee, which
is the sea of Tiberias. And a great multitude followed him, be-
cause they saw his miracles which he did on them that were dis-
eased. And Jesus went up into a mountain, and there he sat with
his disciples. And the passover, a feast of the Jews, was nigh.

When Jesus then lifted up his eyes, and saw a great company
come unto him, he saith nnto Philip, Whence shall we buy bread
that these may eat ? And this he said to prove him : for he him-
self knew what he would do. Philip answered him. Two hundred
pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of
them may take a little. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Pe-
ter's brother, saith unto him. There is a lad here, which hath five
barley -loaves, and two small fishes : but what are they among so
many ? And Jesus said. Make the men sit down. Now there was
much grass in the place. So the men sat down in number about
five thousand. And Jesus took the loaves ; and when he had given
thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them
that were set down ; and likewise of the fishes as much as thev
would. When they were filled, he said unto his disciples. Gather
up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost. Therefore they
gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with the fragments
of the five barley-loaves, which remained over and above unto them
that had eaten. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle

that Jesus did, said, QI\)\q ie of a truti) tl)at |3ro})l)ct tl)at sl)oulb
come into tl)c roorlb.

Many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with
him. Then said .Jesus unto the twelve. Will ye also go away?
Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go ?
tl)on l)ast t!)c roovbs of eternal life.

Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jeru-
salem, saying. Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the
elders ? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But
he answered and said unto them. Why do ye also transgress the
commandment of God by your tradition ? For God commanded,
saying. Honour thy father and mother : and, He that curseth father
or mother, let him die the death. But ye say. Whosoever shall
say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou
mightest be profited by me ; and honour not his father or his
mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment
of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did
Esaias prophesy of you, saying. This people ch'aweth nigh unto
me with their mouth, and honoureth rae with their lips ; but their
heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching
for doctrines the commandments of men.



John,
vi. 1-14.



John,
vi. m-68.



Matthew,
XV. 1-lJ.



412



CHRIST'S PROPHETIC OFFICE.



John,
Vii. 14-18.



John,
vii. 37-52.



John,
viii. ], 2.



John,
Tlii. ia-18.



And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and
understand : not that which goetli into the mouth defileth a man :
but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

Now about the midst of the feast, jjesus tDCtU 1X\i illtO tl)C
temple anh taugljt. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How
knoweth this man letters, having never learned ? Jesus answered

them, and said, fUti boctriitc is ttot tninc, but l)is tliat sent
me. Jff ann man toill 5o l)is toill, l)e sball knoro of tl)e boc-
trine, u)l)etl)er it be of (f5ob, or tDl)etl)er 3 sneak of mnself.

He that speaketh of himself, seeketh his own gioiy : but he that
seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unright-
eousness is in him.

In the last day, that great day of the feast, JfcSttS Stoob Clixb

crieb, saning, Jf ans man tl]irst, let l)im come unto me, anla
brink, pc tl)at belieoetl) on me, us t!)e scripture l)atl) saib,
out of l)is belli] sl)all flora rioers of lining mater. (But this

spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should re-
ceive, for the Holy Ghost was not yet given, because that Jesus was
not yet glorified.)

Many of the people therefore, when they heard this saying,
said, (Df atrutl) tl}is is tlje HJropliet. Others said, ®l]is is tl)e
Qlljrist. But some said, Shall Christ come out of Galilee ? Hath
not the scripture said, That Christ cometh of the seed of David,
and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was ? So there
was a division among the people because of him. And some of
them would have taken him ; but no man laid hands on him.

Then came the ofiicers to the chief priests and Pharisees ;
and they said unto them. Why have ye not brought him ? QL\)C

officers ansmereb, Nener man spake like tl]is man. Then

answered them the Pharisees, Ai-e ye also deceived ? Have any
of the rulers, or of the Pharisees believed on him ? But this
people who knoweth not the law are cursed. Nicodemus saith unto
them, (he that came to Jesus by night, being one of them,) Doth
our law judge any man before it hear him, and know what he
doeth ? They answered and said unto liira. Art thou also of Gali-
lee? Search, and look : for otttof (Kulilce arisetl) no propl)et.

Jesus went unto the mount of Olives : and early in the morn-
ing he came again into the temple, and all the people came unto
him ; anb l)e sat boron anb taugl)t tl)em.

Tlien spake Jesus again unto them, saying, 3 am l\)C Ugtjtof

tl)e roorlb : l)c that foUoroetl) me sl)all not roalk in barkness,
but sliall Ijaiic tl)e ligl)t of life.

The Pharisees therefore said unto him, Thou bearest record of
thyself; thy record is not true.

Jesus answered and said unto them. Though I bear record of
myself, yet my record is true : for T know whence I came and
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go. Ye judge after the flesh, I judge no man. And yet if I judge,
my judgment is true : for I am not alone, but I and the Father
that sent me. It is also written in your law that the testimony

of two men is true. J[ am oiTc tl)nt bear toitncse of ntneclf, and

the Father that sent me beareth witness of me.

Then said they unto him. Who art thou ? And Jesus saith
unto them, Even the same that I said unto you from the begin-
ning. I have many things to say and to judge of you : but he

that sent me is true ; an% 3 Speak to tl)e TOorib tl)ose lljings
rDl)icl) 3 \)avc l)carb of l)im.

Tliey understood not that he spake to them of the Father.

Then said Jesus unto them. When ye have lifted up the Son
of man, then shall ye know that I am he, anb tijat 3 bo notl)ing

of mgeclf; but as mn i^atljcr l)atl) taugl)! me, 3 speak tl)ese
tl)ini9s.

I know that ye are Abraham's seed ; but ye seek to kill me,

because mg ujorb IjatI) no place in ^oon. 3 speak tijat tDl)icl)

3 [)<XVC seen toitl) mn i^atljer : and ye do that which ye have seen
with your father. They answered and said unto him, Abraham is
our father. Jesus saith unto them. If ye were Abraham's children,
ye would do the works of Abraham. But now ye seek to kill me,
a man t\)at \)at\] tolb ^on tl)e truti}, mljicl) 3 Ijaoe l^earb of

©ob : this did not Abraham.

Then answered the Jews, and said unto him. Say we not well
that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil ? Jesus answered, I
have not a devil ; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour
me. And I seek not mine own glory : there is one that seeketh
and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep mg
saving, he shall never see death.

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day :
the night cometh, when no man can work, ^g long US 3 am

in tl)e morlb, 3 am tlje Ugl)t of tl}e toorlb-

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 ; aiiby US l)e toas tDOUt, l)e taugljt tl)em again.

And he went through the cities and villages, teacl)ing, and
journeying toward Jerusalem.

There came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get
thee out, and depart hence ; for Ilerod will kill thee.

And he said unto them, Go ye and tell that fox. Behold, I cast
out devils, and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third
day I shall be perfected. JCet^CrtllcU'SS 3 muSt toalk tO-bug,

anb to-morrotD, anb tlje ban foUoroing : for it cannot be tl)at
a propljct perisli out of Jerusalem.

And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
and brought the ass and the colt, and put on them their clothes.



John,
viii. 25-iJ8.



John,
viii. 37-40.



John,
viii. 48-51.



John, ix. 4, 5.



Mark, x. 1.



Luke,
xiii. 22.



Luke,
xiii. 31-33.



Matthew,
xxi. 6-11.



4:14:



CHRIST'S PROPHETIC OFFICE,



Luke,
xxi. 37, 38.



Luke,
XX. 1, 2.



John,
xii. 35, 36.



John,
xii. 44-50.



Matthew,
xxiv. 1-35.



and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their
garments in the way : others cut down branches from the trees, and
strewed tliem in their way. And the muUitudes 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 highest.

And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved,
saying, Who is this? '^nh tl)c multitude sciib, diljis is ilcsus
tl)c propl)ct of •X'ti^arctl) of (5olUcc.

In the day-time |)C tDtlS tcacl)ing lit tl)C tcmplc ; and at

night he Avent out, and abode in the mount that is called the mount

of Olives. QVnb all tl}c people came carln in tl)e morniuig to
l)im in tl)e temple, for to Ijear l)im.

And it came to pass, that on one of those days, as l)C taugtjt

tl)c people in ll)c temple, anh preacljeb tlje gospel, the chief

priests and the scribes came upon him, with the elders, and spake
unto him, saying. Tell us, by what authority doest thou these
things ?

Then Jesus said unto them, |}et a little U)l)ilc is tl)e ligl)t
toitl) JIOU. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon
you : for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he go-
eth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the
children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did
hide himself from them.

Jesus cried and said. He that believeth on me, believeth not on
me, but on him that sent me : and he that seeth me, seeth him
that sent me. 3 am COmc a ligl)t into tlje inorlb, that whoso-
ever believeth on me should not abide in darkness. And if any man
l)ear m^ inorbs, and believe not, I judge him not: for I came not
to judge the world, but to save the world. He that rejecteth me,
and receitietl) not mn roorbs, hath one that judgeth him : tl)e

tDorb ll}at 3 l)aiie spoken, tl)e same sliall jnbgc l)im in tlje
last ban. £ov 3 l)(ivc not spoken of mnself; but tlje i'atljer
tDliicI) s^ent me, l)c gawc me a commandment, ujljat 3 sljonlb

san, anb U)l)at 3 Sljonlb speak. And 1 know tlial his com-
mandment is life everlasting: roljatsoener 3 speak, tijerefore,
cwen as tl)c i^atl)er saib nnto me, so 3 speak.

And Jesus went out, and dei)arted from the temple : and liis
disciples came to him fur to shew him the buildings of the temple.

^nb 5csns saib unto tljem, See ne not all tl)ese tljings '?
ueriln 3 san nnto jiou, Sljere sljall not be left l)ere one stone
upon anotlfer, tl)at"sl)all not be tlirown boron.

And as he sat upon the iiKnnit of Olives, the disciples came
unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be ?
and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the
world ?



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415



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. And ye shall hear of vpars, and
rumours of wars : see that ye be not troubled : for all these things
must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise
against nation, and kingdom against kingdom : and there shall be
famines, and pestilences, and eailhquakes in divers places. All
these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you
up to be afflicted, and shall kill you : and ye shall be hated of all
nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and
shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many
false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because ini-
quity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But he that
shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this gos-
pel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness
unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

When ye, therefore, shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the piophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso
readeth, let him understand :) then let them which be in Judea flee
into the mountains : let him which is on the house top not come
down to take anything out of his house : neither let him which is
in the field return back to take his clothes. And wo unto them
that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days ! But
pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath-
day : for then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the
beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And ex-
cept those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved :



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