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New Testament Revision 1

  • Source Note
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Then certain of the Scribes and of the Pharasees answered saying master we would see a sign from thee but he answered and said to them an evil and adulteress genaration seeketh after a sign and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign of the prophet Jonas for as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whales belly so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth the men of Ninevah shall rise up in judgement with <​this​> genaration and shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonas and ye behold a greater than Jonas here The Queen of the south shall rise up in the day of judgement with this genaration and shall condemn it for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon and ye behold a greater than Solomon here. Then came some of the Scribes and said unto him master it is written that every sin shall be forgiven but ye say whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven and they asked him saying how can these things be and he said unto them when the unclean spirit is gone out of a man he walketh through dry places seeking rest and findeth none but when a man speaketh against the Holy Ghost then he saith I will return into mine <​my​> hoouse from whence I came out and when he is come he findeth him empty swept and garnished for the good spirit leaveth him unto himself then goeth he and take the evil spirit and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself and they enter in and dwell th there and the last end of that man is worse that <​than​> the first even so shall it be also unto this wicked genaration and while he yet talked to the people behold his mother and breatheren stood without desiring to speak with him [p. 32]
Then certain of the Scribes and of the Pharasees answered saying master we would see a sign from thee but he answered and said to them an evil and adulteress genaration seeketh after a sign and there shall no sign be given to it but the sign of the prophet Jonas for as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whales belly so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth the men of Ninevah shall rise up in judgement with this genaration and shall condemn it because they repented at the preaching of Jonas and ye behold a greater than Jonas here The Queen of the south shall rise up in the day of judgement with this genaration and shall condemn it for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon and ye behold a greater than Solomon here. Then came some of the Scribes and said unto him master it is written that every sin shall be forgiven but ye say whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven and they asked him saying how can these things be and he said unto them when the unclean spirit is gone out of a man he walketh through dry places seeking rest and findeth none but when a man speaketh against the Holy Ghost then he saith I will return into my hoouse from whence I came out and when he is come he findeth him empty swept and garnished for the good spirit leaveth him unto himself then goeth the evil spirit and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself and they enter in and dwell there and the last end of that man is worse than the first even so shall it be also unto this wicked genaration and while he yet talked to the people behold his mother and breatheren stood without desiring to speak with him [p. 32]
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