New Testament Revision 1

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The First Book of the New Testament translated by the Gift of god [p. [1]]
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The Book of Matthew
Daniel Came in the Lions den [p. [1]]
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<​March 8th 1831​>
A Translation of the New Testament translated by the power of God
Matthew, Chapter 1
The book of the genaration of Jesus christ the son of David the son of Abraham Abraham begat Isaac and Isaac begat Jacob and Jacob begat Judas and his breatheren and Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar and Phares begat Esrom and Esrom begat Aram and Aram begat Aminadab and Aminadab begat Naasson and Naasson begat Salmon and Salmon begat Booze Booz of Rechab and Booz begat Obed of Ruth and Obed begat Jesse and Jesse begat David the King and David the King begat Solomon of her that had been the wife <​whom David had taken​> of Urias and Solomon begat Roboam and Roboam begat Abia and Abia begat Assa and Assa begat Josaphat and Josaphat begat Joram and Joram begat Ozias and Ozias begat Joatham and Joatham begat Achaz and Achas begat Ezekias and Ezekias begat Mnesses Manasses and Manasses begat Amon and Amon begat Josias and Josias begat Jechonias and his breatheren about the time they were carried carriad away to Babylon and after they were brought to Babylon Jechonias begat Salathial and Salathial begat Ze Zorobabel and Zorobable begat Abiud and Abiud begat Eleakim and Eleakim begat Azor and Azor begat Sadoc and Sadoc begat Achim and Achim begat Eliud and Eliud begat Eleazar and Eleazar begat Matthan and Matthan begat Jacob and Jacob begat Joseph the Husband of Mary of whom was born Jesus as the Prophets have written who is called [p. 1] christ so all the generations from Abraham to David were fourteen generations and from David until the carrying away into Babylon were fourteen genarations and from the carrying away into Babylon until <​unto​> christ were fourteen generations. Now the
Now the birth of christ Jesus Christ was on this wise when his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph as it is written <​by us that​> before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Ghost then Joseph her husband being a just just one and not willing to make her a publick exam example was minded to put her away privaly but while he thought on these things behold the Angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a feild <​dream​> saying Joseph thou son of David fear not to take unto the<​e​> Mary thy wife for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost and she shall bring forth a Son and thou shalt call his name Jesus for he shall save his people from their sins now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet saying behold a Virgin shall be with child and shall bring forth a son and <​they​> shall call his name Emanuel which being interpreted is God with us then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the Angel of the Lord had bidden him and took unto him his wife and knew her not till she had brought forth her first born son and he called his name Jesus.
Matthew, Chapter 2
Now when Jesus was born in bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the King bhold there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem saying where is he that [p. 2] is born King of the Jews for we have seen his star in the east and have come to worship him. When Herod the King had heard of <​the​> child he was troubled and all Jerusalem with him and when he had gethered all the cheif Priest and Scribes of the people and together he demanded of them saying where is it written that christ should be born for he greatly feared yet he beleived not the Prophets and they said unto him it is written by the Prophet that he should be born in Bethlehem of Judea for thus have they said the word of the Lord came unto them 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 shall rule my people Israel then Herod when he had prively called the wise men prively enquired of them dillegently what time the star appeared and he sent them to Bethlehem and he said go <​and​> search dillegently for the young child and when ye have found the child bring me word again that I may come and worship him also when they had heard the King they departed and Lo! Lo! the star which they saw in the east went before them till it came and stood over where the young child was when they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy and when they were come into the house they saw the young child with Mary his mother and fell down and worshiped him and when they had opened their treasures they presented unto him gifts gold and frankincense myrr <​and​> myrrh and being warned of God in a dream that they should <​not​> return to Herod they departed into their own country in another way and when they were departed behold the Angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream saying arise and take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt and tarry thou there untill I bring thee word for he Herod will seek the young child to destroy him then and when he arose he took the young child and his <​the childs​> [p. 3] mother and departed into Egypt by night and departed into Egypt and was there till <​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 my son then Herod <​when he​> saw that he was mocked of the wise men was exceeding wroth and sent forth and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem and all the coasts thereof from two years old and under according to the time which he had dillegently enquired of the wise men then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the Prophet saying in Ramah there was a voice heard lamentation and weeping and great mourning Rachel weeping for the loss of her children and would not be comforted because they are not but when Herod was dead behold an Angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt saying arise and take the young child and his mother and go into the land of Israel for they are dead who sought the young child’s life and he arose and took the young child and his <​the childs​> mother and came into the land of Israel but when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the ro[o]m of his father Herod he was affraid to go thither <​but​> notwithstanding <​having​> being <​been​> warned of God in a dream he turened aside <​went​> into the <​eastern​> parts of Gallilee and he came and dwelt in a City called Nazareth that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophets he shall be called a Nazarene.
Matthew, Chapter 3
And it came to pass that he <​Jesus​> grew up with his breatheren and waxed strong and waited on <​upon​> the Lord untill <​for​> the time of his ministry should <​to​> come and he served under his father and he spake not as other men neither could he be taught for he needed not that any man should teach him and after many years the hour of his ministry drew nigh and in those days came John the [p. 4] Baptist preaching in the willderness of Judeah and saying repent ye for the Kingdom of heaven is at hand for this is <​I am​> he that was spoken of by the Prophet Esaias saying the voice of one crying in the willderness saying prepare ye the way of the Lord and make his paths straight and the same John had his raiment of Camels hair and a leatheren girdle about his loines and his meet was locusts and wild honey then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea and all the region round about Jordan and <​many​> were Baptised of him in Jordan confessing their sins but when she saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees Sedducees come to his Baptism he said unto them Oh genaration of Vipers who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come 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 and if ye receive not me ye receive not him of whom I am sent to bear record and for your sins ye have no cloak repent therefore and bring forth fruits meet for repentence and think not to say within yourselves 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 of these stones to raise up children into <​unto​> Abraham and no now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit shall be hewn down and cast into the fire I indeed Baptise you with watter upon your repentence and when he of whom I bear record cometh after me who is mightier that I than I whose shoes I am not worthy to bear (or whose trach <​tracks​> I am not able to fill) <​as I said​> I <​indeed​> Baptise you before he cometh that when he cometh he may Baptise you with the Holy Ghost and [p. 5] fire and it is he of whom I shall bear record whose fan shall be in his hand and he will thoroughly purge his floor and gather his wheat into the garner but in the fullness of his own time will burn up the chaff with unquenchable <​fire​>. Thus came John preaching and Baptising in the river Jordan bearing record that he who coming after him had power to Baptise with the Holy Ghost and fire And <​then​> cometh Jesus to John from Gallilee to Jordan unto John to be Baptised of him but John refused him saying I have need to be Baptised of thee and why comest thou to me and Jesus answering said unto him suffer me to be Baptised of thee for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness then he suffered him and John went down into the watter and Baptised him and Jesus when he was Baptised went up straightway out of the watter and John saw and Lo the heavens were opened unto him (John) and he saw the spirit of <​God​> decending like a dove and lighting upon Jesus and Lo he heard a voice from heaven saying this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased hear ye him.
Matthew, Chapter 4
Then Jesus was led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be with God and when he had fasted forty days and forty nights and had communed with God he was afterwerd an hungered as <​and​> was left to be tempted of the Devil and when the tempter came to him he said if thou be a son of God command that these stones be made bread but Jesus answered and said it is written man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God then Jesus was taken up into the holy City and the spirit setteth him on a pinacle of the temple then the Devil came unto him [p. 6] and saith if thou be a son of God cast thyself down for it is written he shall give his Angels charge concerning thee and in that thou shalt not fall and <​in thy hands​> they shall bear thee up lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him it is written again thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God and again Jesus was taken in the spirit and it taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain and sheweth him all the Kingdoms of the world and the glory of them and the Devil came unto him again and saith all these things will I give thee if thou wilt fall down and worship me then saith Jesus unto him get the hence Satan for it is written thou shalt worship the Lord thy God and him only shalt thou serve then the Devil leaveth him and behold Angels came and m now Jesus new that John was cast into prison and he sent Angels and <​behold​> they came and <​behold​> ministerd unto him (John) and Jesus departed into Gallilee and leaving Nazereth he came and dwelt in Capernaum which is upon the sea coast in the borders <​of​> Zebulon and Nephthalim that it might be fulfilled which <​was​> spoken by Esaias the Prophet saying the land of Zebulon and the land of Nephthalim in the way of the see beyond Jordan Gallilee of the Gentiles. The people which sat in darkness saw a great light and unto <​them​> that sat in the reag region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach and <​to​> say repent for the Kingdom of heaven of heaven is at hand and Jesus walking by the sea of Gallilee saw two breatheren Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother <​casting a net into the sea for they were fishers​> and he saith unto them I am he of whom it is written by the Prophets follow me and I will make you fishers of men and they believing [p. 7] on his words left their nets and straightway followed him and going on from thence he saw other two breatheren James and John his brother the sons of Zebedee in a ship with Zebedee their father mending their nets and he called them and they immediately left their father in the ship and followed him and Jesus went about all Gallilee teaching in their Sinegogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people which beleived on his name and his fame went throughout all Syria and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments and those who were possessed with Devils and those who were lunatic and those that had the palsey and he healed them and there followed him great multitudes of people from Gallilee and D[e]capolis and Jerusalem and Judea and beyond Jordan Jordan.
Matthew, Chapter 5
And Jesus seeing the multitudes he went up into a mountain and when he was set down his disciples came unto him and he opened his mouth and taught them saying Blessed are they who shall beleive on me, and again more blessed are they who shall beleive on your words when ye shall testify that ye have seen me and that I am. Yea blessed are they that shall beleive on your words and come down into the depts of deph depths of humility and be Baptised in my name for they shall be visited with fire and with the Holy Ghost and shall receive remission of their sins. Yea Blessed are the poor in spirit which cometh unto me for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. And again blessed are all they that mourn for they shall be comforted and blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth and blessed are all they that do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled with the Holy Ghost [p. 8] And blessed are the mercifull for they shall obtain mercy and blessed are all the pure in heart for they shall see God and blessed are all the peace makers for they shall be called the children of God. And blessed are all that <​they​> which are persecuted for my names sake for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven. And blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute and shall say all manner <​of​> evil against you falsly for my sake, for ye shall have great joy and be exceeding glad for great shall be your reward in heaven for so persecuted they the Prophets which were before you Verily Verily I say unto you I give unto you to be the salt of the earth but if the salt shall loose its savor wherewith shall the earth be salted the salt shall be thence forth good for nothing but <​to​> be cast out and to be troden under foot of men. 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 Behold do men light a candle to <​and​> put it under a bushel nay but on a candlestick and <​it​> giveth light to all that are in the house therefore let your light so shine before this world that they may see your good works and gloryf glorify your father which is in heaven think not that I am come to destroy the law or the Prophets I am not come to destroy but to fulfill for verily I say unto you till the heaven and earth pass must pass away but one jot or one title tittle shall in no wise pass from the law till all be fulfilled whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments and shall teach men so to do he shall in no wise be saved in the Kingdom of heaven but whosoever shall do and teach these commandments of the law untill it be fulfilled the same shall be called great and shall be saved in the Kingdom of heaven, for I say unto you except your righteousness shall exceed that of the Scribes and Pharasees ye shall in no case enter into the Kingdom of heaven ye have heard that it hath been said of <​by​> them of old time that thou shalt no[t] kill and [p. 9] whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement of God, but I say unto you that whosoever is angry with his brother shall be in danger of his judgement and whosoever shall shall say to his brother Raca or Rabcha shall be in danger of the council and whosoever shall say to his brother thou fool shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if ye shall desire come unto me or shall desire to come unto me or if tho thou bring thy gift to the Alter and there rememberest that thy brother has <​hath​> aught against thee leave there thy gift before the Alter and go thy way unto thy brother and first be reconciled to thy brother and then come and offer thy gift agree with thine adversary quickly while thou art in the way with him lest at any time thine <​thee​> <​thine​> adversary deliver the[e] to the judge and the judge deliver thee to the officer and thou be cast into prison Verily I say unto thee thou shalt by no means come out thence untill thou hast paid the uttermost farthing ye have heard that is was by them of old time
Behold it is written by them of old time that thou shalt not commit adultry. but I say unto you that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultry with her already in his heart 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 cross that <​than​> that ye should be cast into hell. Wherefore if thine <​thy​> right eye offend thee pluck it out and cast it from thee for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell <​or​> <​*​> It hath been written that whosoever shall put away his wife let him give her a writing of divorcement. Verily Verily I say unto you [p. 10] <​* or if thy right hand offend the[e] cut it off and cast it from thee for it is proff profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell and now this I speak a parable concerning your sins wherefore cast them from you that ye may not hewn be hewn and cast into the fire​> that whosoever shall put away his wife saving for the cause of fornication causeth her to commit adulty adultry <​and whosoever <​shall​> marrieth <​marry​> <​her​> that is divo[r]ced commtteth adultry​>. Again it hath been written by them of old time thou shalt not foresware thyself but shall perform unto the Lord thine oaths 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 or black but let your communication be yea, yea, nay, nay for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil you have heard that it hath been said an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. but I say unto you that ye resist not evil but whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek turn to him the other also and if any man <​will​> sue the[e] at the law and take away thy coat let him have a cloak also <​it​> <​and if he sue the[e] again let him have thy cloak also​> and whosoever shall compel thee to go with him a mile go with him twain <​a mile and whosoever shall compel thee to go with him twain thou shalt g[o] with him twain​> give to him that asketh of the<​e​> and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away ye have heard that it hath been said you thou shalt love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy but I say unto you love the your enemies bless them that curse <​you​> do good to them that hate you and pray for them which dispitefully use you and persecute you that ye may be the children of your father which is in heaven for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust [p. 11] for <​if​> ye love <​only​> them which love you what reward have you you do not even the publicans the same and if ye salute your breatheren only what do you more than others do not even the publicans the same ye are therefore commanded to be perfect <​even​> as your father <​which is​> in heaven is perfect.
Matthew, Chapter 6
And it came to pass as Jesus taught his disciples he said unto them take heed that you do not your alms to be seen of them before men to be seen of them otherwise ye have no reward of your father which is in heaven therefore when thou doest alms do not sound a trumpet before thee as the hypocrits do in the Sinegogues 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 let it be unto thee as thy left hand not kno[w]ing what thy right hand doeth that thine alms may be in secret and thy father which seeeth in secret <​himself​> shall reward thee openly and when thou prayest thou shalt not be as the hypocrites for they love to pray standing in the Sinegogues and in the corners of the streets that they may be seen of men for verily I say unto you they have their reward but thou when thou prayest enter into thy closet and when thou hast shut thy door pray to thy father which is in secret and thy father which seeth in secret shall reward the[e] openly but when ye pray use not vain repetitions as the hypocrits <​for​> they the 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 [p. 12] 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 forgive us our tresspasses as we forgive them who trespass against us and suffer us not to be led into temptation but deliver us from evil for thine is the Kingdom and the power and the glory forever and forever Amen for if ye forgive men their trespasses who trespass against you your heavenly father will also forgive you but if ye forgive not men their trespasses neither will your heavenly father for give <​you​> your trespasses moreover when ye fast be not as the hypocrits of a sad countinence for they disfigure their faces that they may appear unto men to fast Verily I say unto you they have have their reward but thou when thou fasteth anoint thy head and wash thy face that thou appear not unto men to fast but to <​unto​> thy father who is in secret and thy father who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly <​X​> lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth where moth and rust doth corrupt and where theives do break through and steal but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt and where theives do not break through nor steal for where your treasure is there will your heart be also the light of the body is the eye if therefore <​if​> thine 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 be full of darkness if therefore the <​light​> that is in thee be darkness how great shall be that darkness [p. 13] No man 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 the other ye cannot serve God and mamon the and again I say unto you go ye into the world and care not for the world for the world will hate you and will persecute you and will turn you out of their Sinegogues 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 thing<​s​> ye need for food or what ye shall eat and 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 body what ye shall put on is not the life more than meat and the body more than raiment behold the fowls of the air for they sow not neither do they reap and <​nor​> gether into barns yet your heavenly father feedeth them are ye not much better than they how much more will he not feed you wherefore take no thought for these things but keep my commandments wherewith I have commanded you for which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to <​unto​> his stature and why take ye thought for raiment consider the lilies of the feild how they grow they toil not neither do the spin and yet I say unto <​you​> that <​even​> Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed arrayed like one of these wherefore if God so cloth[e] the grass of the feild which to day is and tomorrow is cast into the oven how much more will he not provide for you Oh ye of little fath faith therefore take no thought [p. 14] saying what shall we eat or what shall we drink <​or wherewith all shall we be clothed​> why it is it that ye murmer among yourselves saying we cannot obay thy word because ye have not all these things and seek to excuse yourselves saying that after all these things do the Gentiles seek 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 Kingdom of God and to establish his righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you take therefore no thought for the morrow for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself sufficient unto the day shall be the evil thereof. <​7​>
Matthew, Chapter 7
Now these are the words which Jesus taught his disciples that the<​y​> should say unto the people Judge not that ye be not unrighteously that ye be not judged but judge righteous judgement for with what judgement ye judge ye shall be judged and with what measure you <​ye​> mete it shall be measured to you again 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 out of thine eye and cannot behold a beam in thine own eye And Jesus said unto his disciples beholdest thou the Scribes and the Pharasees and the Priests and the Levites they teach in their Sinegogues but do not observe the law nor the commandments and all have gone out of the way and are under sin go thou and say unto them why teach ye men the law and the commandments when ye yourselves are the children of corruption say unto them thou hypocrites first cast out the beam out of thine own eys and then shalt thou see clearly to cast [p. 15] out the mote out of thy brothers eyes go ye into the world saying unto all repent for the Kingdom of heaven has come nigh unto you and the misteries of the Kingdom you <​ye​> sh shall keep within yourselves for it is not meet to give that which is holy into the dogs neither cast ye your pearls unto swine lest you 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 your pearls unto them lest they turn again and rend you say unto them, ask of God; ask, and it shall be given you; seek and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. for every one that asketh receiveth and he that seeketh findeth and to him that knocketh it shall be opened and then said his disciples unto him they will say in unto us we ourselves are righteous and need not that any man should teach us God we know heard Moses and some of the Prophets but us he will not hear and we have the law for our salvation and that is sufficient for us then Jesus answered and said unto them <​his disciples​> thus shall ye say unto them what man among you having a son and <​he​> shall be a standing out and shall say father open thy house that I may come in and sup with thee will he not say come in my son for mine is <​are​> thine and thine is <​are​> mine or what man is there among you whom if his son ask bread will he give him a stone or if he ask a fish will he give him a serpent 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 unto them that ask him [p. 16] Therefore all things that <​whatsoever​> ye would that men should <​do​> to you do ye even so to them for this is the law and the prophets enter ye in at the repent therefore and enter ye in at the straight gate for wide is the gate and broad the <​way​> that leads <​leadeth​> to destruction and many there be which who go in there at because straight is the gate and narrow the way that leadeth unto life and few there be that find it and again beware of fals Prophets that come to you in sheeps clothing ye shall know them by their fruits but inwardly they are ravening wolves. ye shall know them by their fruits for do men gather grapes of thorns of <​or​> figs of thisles 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 wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them V[e]rily I say unto you it is not every one that saith unto me Lord Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of heaven but he that doeth the will of my father who is in heaven for they day soon cometh that men shall come before me to judge ment to be judged according to their works and many will say to 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 wonderfull works and then will I say unto them ye never knew me depart from me ye that work iniquity therefore whosoever heareth these saying of mine and doeth them I will liken him unto a [p. 17] wise man who built his house upon a rock and the rain decended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house and and it fell not for it was founded upon a rock And every one that heareth these saying<​s​> of mine and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man which <​who​> built his house upon the sand and the rain decended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house and it fell and great was the fall of it and it came to pass when Jesus had ended these saying<​s​> with his disciples the people were astonished at his doctrine for he taught them as one having Authority from God and not as having authority from the Scribes. <​Chapter 8​>
Matthew, Chapter 8
And when Jesus was come down from the Moutain great multitudes followed him and behold there came a leper and worshiped him saying Lord if thou wilt thou canst make me clean and Jesus put forth his hand and touched him saying I will be thou clean and imediately his leprosy was cleansed and Jesus saith unto him see thou tell no man but go thy way shew thyself to the Priests and offer the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony unto them and when Jesus was entered into Capernaum there came unto <​him​> a centurion bseeching him and saying Lord my servents layeth <​lieth​> at home sick of the palsly greiveously tormented and Jesus saith unto him I will come and heal him the centurion answered and <​said​> lord I am not worthy that thou shouldst come under my roof but speak the word only only and my servent shall be healed for I am a man under authority having Soldiers under me and I say to this man go and he goeth and to another come and [p. 18] he cometh and to my servent do this and he doeth it when Jesus heard this 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 Isreal Israel and I say unto you that many shall come from the east and west and shall sit down with Abraham <​and​> Isaac and Jacob in the Kingdom of heaven but the children of the Kingdom shall be cast out into outter <​outer​> darkness there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth and Jesus said unto the centurion go thy way and as thou hast beleived be it done unto thee and his serven[t] was healed in the self same hour and when Jesus was come into Peters house saw <​he​> saw his wife’s mother laid <​and​> sick of a fever and <​he​> touched her hand and the fever left her and she arose and ministered unto them when the even was come they brought unto him many that was <​were​> possessed with Devils and he cast out the evil spirits with a <​the​> word and healed all that were sick that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the Prophet saying himself took our infirmities and bear sicknesses. now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him he gave commandment to depart on <​unto​> the other side and a certain Scribe came unto him and said master I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest and Jesus saith unto him the foxes have holes and the birds of the air have nests but the son of man hath not where to lay his head and another of his disciples said unto him Lord suffer me first to go and bury my father but Jesus said unto him follow me and let the dead bury their dead [p. 19] And when he was entered into a ship his disciples followed 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 disciples came unto unto him and awoke him and said <​saying​> lord save us else we perish and he saith unto them why are ye fearfull O ye of little faith then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sa sea and there was a great calm but the men marveled saying what manner of man is this that even the winds and the sea obay him and when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes there met him two men possessed of Devils coming out of the tombs exceeding feirce so that no man might pass by that way and bhold they cryed cried out saying thou what hea 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 herd of <​many​> swine feeding so the Devils besought him saying if thou cast us out suffer us to go away into the herd of swine and he said unto them go and when they were come out they went into the herd of swine and behold the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea and perished in the watters and they that kept them fled and went their way into the City and told every thing and what was befallen <​to​> the possessed of the Devils and bhold the whole City came out to meet Jesus and when they saw him they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. [p. 20]
Matthew, Chapter 9
And Jesus entered into a ship and passed over and came into his own City <​Thus far Transscribed April 7th 1831​>
<​April 7th))​> And behold they brought to him a m man sick of the palsy laying on a bed and 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 no more and bhold certain of the scribes said within themselves this man blasphemeth and Jesus knowing their thoughts said wherefore is it that ye think evil in your hearts for is it not easier to say thy sins be forgiven thee or <​than​> to say arise and walk but I said it <​this​> that ye may know that the son of man hath power on earth to forgive sines then Jesus saith unto the sick of the palsey arise take up thy bed and go unto thy house and he immediately arose and went <​departed​> to his house but when the multitude saw it they marveled and glorified God which had given such power unto men and as Jesus passed forth from thence he saw a man named Mathew sitting at the receipt of custom and he saith unto him follow me and he arose and followed him and it came to pass as Jesus sat at meat in the house behold many publicans and sinners came and sat down with him and with his disciples and when the Pharasees saw them they said unto [p. 21] his disciples why eateth your master with publicans and sinners but when Jesus heard them he said unto them they that be whole need not a Phisician but they that are sick but go ye and learn what this meaneth I will have mercy and not sacrafice for I am not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance and while he was thus teaching there came to him they the disciples of John saying why do we and thy <​the​> disciples Pharasees fast oft but thy disciples fast not and Jesus said unto them can the children of the bride chamber mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them but the days will come when they the bridegroom shall be taken from <​them​> and then shall they fast then said the Pharasees unto him why will ye not receive us with our baptism seeing 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 cloth on an old garment for that which is put in to fill it up take taketh from the garment and the rent is made worse neither do men put new wine into old bottles else the bottles break and the wine runeth out and the bottles perish but they put new wine into new bottles and both are preserved while he spake these things unto them behold there came a certain ruler and worshiped him saying my daughter is even now dead [p. 22] but come and lay thy hand upon her and she shall live and Jesus arose and followed him and also his disciples and behold a woman which was diseased of <​with​> an ishue of blood twelve years came behind him and 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 and when he saw her he said daughter be of good comfort thy faith hath made thee whole and the woman was made whole from that hour and when Jesus came into the rulers house and saw the minstrals and the people making a noise she he said unto them give place for the maid is not dead but sleepeth and they laughed him to scorne but when the people were put forth he went in and took her by the hand and the maid arose and the fame of Jesus went abroad into all that land and when Jesus departed thence two blind men followed him crying and saying Jesus thou son of David have mercy on us and when he was come into the house they the blind men came to him and Jesus saith unto them beleive 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 and straightly he charged them saying keep my commandments and see thou tell no man in this place that no man know it but they when they were departed abroad spread abroad his fame in all that country as the [p. 23] 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 Pharasees said he casteth out the Devils throught the prince of the Devils and Jesus went about all the Cities and the vileges teaching in their Synegogues and preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and healing every sickness and every disease among the people but when he saw the multitude he was moved with compassion on them because they fainted and were scattered abroad as sheep having no Shepperd then saith he unto his Disciples the harvest truely is plenteous but the labourers are few pray ye therefore the lord of the harvest that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.
Matthew, Chapter 10
10) And when he had called unto him his twelve Disciples he gave them power over unclean spirits to cast them out and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Now the names of the twelve apostle are these the first Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother James the son of Zebedee and John his brother Philip and Bartholomew Thomas and Mathew the publican James the son of Alpheus and Lebeus whose Sirname was Thaddeus Simon the Canaanite and Judas Iscariot who also betrayed him these twelve Jesus sent forth and commanded them saying go not into the way of the Gentiles and 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 preach saying the Kingdom of heaven is at hand heal the sick cleans the lepers raise the dead cast out Devils [p. 24] freely ye have received freely give provide neither gold nor silver nor brass in your purses nor scrip for your journey neither two coates neither shoes nor yet stalves for the workman is worthy of his meat and into whatsoever town or City ye shall enter inquire who in it is worthy and 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​> 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 tolarable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgement than for that City. behold I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves be ye therefore wise as Servents and as harmless as doves but beware of men for they will deliver you up to <​the​> councils <​and​> they will scourge you in their Synegogues and ye shall be brought before governers and Kings for my sake for a testimoney against <​them​> and the Gentiles but when they diliver 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 the <​your​> father which speaketh in you and the brother shall deliver up the brother to death and the father the child and the children shall rise up against their parents and 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 City flee ye to <​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 remme remember the disciple is not above his master nor the Serven[t] above his lord it is enuff [p. 25] that the disciple be as his master and the Serven[t] as his lord if they have called the master of the house Beelzebub how much more th shall they call them of his house hold fear them not therefore for there is nothing covered that shall not be revealed nor nothing <​and​> hid that shall not be known what I tell you in darkness speak ye in light and what ye hear in the ear preach ye upon the house tops and fear not them which are able to kill the body and <​but​> are not able to kill the soul but rather fear him which is able to distroy both soul and body in hell are not two sparrows sold for a farthing and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your father knoweth it but <​and​> the very haires of your head are all numbered fear ye not therefore ye are of more value that <​than​> many sparows whosoever therefore will <​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 think not that I am come to send peace on earth I came not to send peace but a sword for I am come to set a man at varience against his father and the daughter against her mother and the daughterinlaw against her motherinlaw and a mans foes are they of his own household he that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me and he that taketh not his cross and followeth after me is not [p. 26] worth<​y​> of me he that findeth his life shall loose it and he that looseth his life for my sake shall find it he that receiveth you receiveth me and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me he that receiveth a Prophet in the name of a Prophet shall receive a Propets Prophets reward and <​he​> that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous mans reward and whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little <​ones​> a cup of cold watter only in the name of a Disciple verily I say unto you he shall in no wise loose his reward.
Matthew, Chapter 11
11st) And it came to pass when Jesus had made an end of commanding his twelve disciples he departed thence to teach and to preach in their Cities. Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ he sent two of his disciples and said unto him. Art thou him that him <​he​> of whom it is written in the prophets that should <​come​> or do we look for another. Jesus answered and said unto them go and tell John again of those things which ye do hear and see how the blind receive their sight the <​&​> the lame walk and the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear & the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached unto them and blessed is John and whosoever shall not be offended in me. And as they departed Jesus began to say unto the multitude<​s​> 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 were soft raiment are in Kings houses. but what went ye out for to see a prophet yea I say unto you and 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 thy way before thee Verily I say unto you among [p. 27] them that are born of women there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist notwithstanding he that is least in the Kingdom of heaven is greater than he and from the days of John the Baptist untill now the Kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent take it by force but the days will come when the violent shall have no power for all the prophets and the law prophecied that it should be thus untill John yea as many as have prophecied have foretold of these days and if ye will receive me I am Elias which was for to come he that hath ears to hear let him hear but whereunto shall I liken this genaration it is like unto children sitting in their <​the​> markets and calling unto their fellows and saying we have piped unto you and ye have not danced we have mourned for you and ye have not lamented for John came neither eating nor drinking and they say he hath a devil the son of man came eating and drinking and they say behold a gluttonous man and a wine biber bibber a friend of publicans and sinner but I say unto you wisdom is justified of her children. Then began he to upbraid the Cities wherein most of his mighty workes were done because they repented not Wo! unto thee Corazin Chorazin Wo unto thee Bethsaida for if the mighty works which were done in you were <​had been​> done in Tyre and and Sidon they would have repented long since in sack cloth and ashes but I say unto you it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgement than for you and thou Capernaum which art <​are​> exalted unto heaven shall be brought down to hell for it <​if​> the mighty works which have been done in thee had been done in Sodom it would have remained untill this day but I say unto you that it shall be more tollerable tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment than for thee. And at that time there came a voice out of heaven and Jesus answered and said I thank thee oh father Lord of [p. 28] heaven and earth because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent and hast revealed them unto babes even so father for so it seemed good in thy sight all things are deliveerd unto me of my father and no man knoweth the son but the father neither knoweth any man the father save <​the​> son and to whomsoever the son will reveal himself then spake Jesus saying Come unto me all you that labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest take my yoke upon me <​you​> and learn of me for I am meek and lowly of <​in​> heart and ye shall find rest unto your souls for my yoke is easy and my burden is light
Matthew, Chapter 12
12th) At that time Jesus went on the Sabath day through the corn and his disciples were an hungered and began to pluck the ears of corn and to eat but when the Pharasees saw them they said unto him behold thy disciples do that which is not lawfull on <​to do upon​> the Sabath day but he said unto them have ye not read what David did when he was an hungered and they that were with him how he entered into the house of God and did eat the shew bread which was not lawfull for him to eat nor <​neither for​> them that were with him but only for the preists or have ye not read in the law how that on the sabath days the preists in the Temple profane the sabath and are blameless but I say unto you <​that​> in this place is one greater than the Temple but if ye had known what this meaneth I will have mercy and not sacrafice ye would not have condemned the guiltless for the son of man is Lord even of the sabath day and when he was departed thence he went into their Synegogues and behold there was a man which had a withered hand and they asked him saying is it lawfull to heal on the Sabath days that they might accuse him and he said unto them what man shall there be among you [p. 29] that shall have one sheep and if it fall into a pit on the Sabath day will he not lay hold on it and lift it out how much then is a man better than a sheep wherefore it is lawfull to do well on the sabath days then saith he to the man stretch forth thy hand and he stretched it forth and it was restored whole like as the other then the Pharasees went out and held a council against him how they might destroy him but Jesus knew when they took council and he withdrew himself from thence and great multitudes followed him and he healed them all and charged him <​them​> that they should not make him known that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet Isaias saying Behold my servent whom I have chosen my beloved in whom my soul was <​is​> well pleased I will put my spirit upon him and he shall shew judgement to the Gentiles he shall not strive nor cry neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets a b[r]uised reed shall he not break and smoking flax shall he not quench till he send forth judgement into Victory and in his name shall the Gentiles trust. Then was brought unto him one possessed of <​with​> a Devil blind and dumb and he healed him insomuch that they the blind and dumb both spake and saw and all the people were amazed and said is this the son of David but when the Pharasees heard that he had cast out the Devil they said this man doth not cast out Devils but by Beelzabub the prince of the Devils and Jesus knew their thoughts and said unto them every Kingdom [p. 30] divided against itself is brought to desolation and every City or house divided against itself shall not stand and if Satan cast out Satan he is divided against himself how shall then shall his Kingdom stand and if I by Beelzabub cast out Devils by whom do your children cast out 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 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 mans house and spoil his goods except he first bind the strong man and then he will spoil his house he that is not with me is against me a <​&​> he that gathereth not with me scatereth abroad wherefore I say unto you all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men who receive me and repenteth but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men 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 and his fruit good or else make the tree corrupt and his fruit corrupt for the tree is known by his fruit and Jesus said Oh ye genaration 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 and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things And again I say unto you that every idel idle word that men shall speak they shall give account thereof in the day of judg judgement for by thy words thou shalt be justified and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. [p. 31]
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 one said unto him behold thy mother and thy breatheren stand without desiring to speak with thee but he answered and said unto the man that told him who are <​is​> my mother and who are my breatheren and he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples and said behold my mother and my breatheren for whosoever 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 is in heaven the same is my brother and sister and mother.
Matthew, Chapter 13
13th) And it came to pass the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea side and great multitudes were gethered together unto him so that he went into a ship and sat and the whole multitude stood on the shore and he spake many things unto them 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 and when the Sun was up they were scorched because they had no deepness of earth and because they had no root they withered away and some fell among thorns and the thorns sprung up and choked them but others fell into good ground and brought forth fruit some an Hudred fold some Sixty fold <​and​> some thirty fold who hath ears to hear let him hear.
Then the disciples came and said unto him why speakest thou <​unto them​> in parables he answered and said unto them because it is given unto you to know the misteries of the Kingdom of heaven but to them it is not given for whosoever hath to him shall be given and he shall have more abundence but whosoever hath not from him shall be taken away even that he hath therefore I speak to them in parables because they seeing 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 and seeing ye shall see and shall not perceive for this peoples heart is waxed gross and their ears are dull of [p. 33] hearing and their eyes they have closed lest at any time they should see with their eyes and hear with their ears and should understand with their hearts and should be converted and I should heal them but blessed are your eyes for they see and your ears for they hear for and blessed are you because these things are come unto you that you might understand them and verily I say unto you that many righteous prophets have desired to see these days which you see and have not seen them and to hear that which you hear and have not heard them
Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower when any one heareth the word of the Kingdom and understandeth not then cometh the wicked one and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart this is he who received seed by the way side but <​he​> that received the seed unto <​into​> stony places the same is hear he that heareth the word and readily with joy receiveth <​it​> yet he hath root in himself and endureth but for a while for when tribilathon or persecution ariseth because of the word by and by he is offended he also who received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word and the care of this world and the deceitfullness of riches choke the word and it <​he​> become<​th​> unfruitfull but he who received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word and understandeth <​it​> and endureth which also beareth fruit and bringeth <​forth​> some an Hundred fold some Sixty and some Thirty. Another parable put he forth unto them saying the Kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field but while he slept his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat and went his way but when the blade was sprung up and brought forth fruit then appeared the tares also. So the servents of the householder came and said unto him Sir didst not thou sow good seed in thy field from 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 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 till <​untill​> 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 [p. 34]
Another parable put he forth unto them saying the Kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustardseed which a man took & sowed in his field which indeed is the least of all seeds but when it is grown it is the greatest among herbs and becometh 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 measures of meal till the whole was leavend All these things spake Jesus unto the multitudes in parables and without a parable spake he not unto them that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet saying I will open my mouth in parables I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world. Then Jesus sent the multitude away and went into the house and his disciples came unto him saying declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field he answered and 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 Angles or the messengers sent of heaven as therefore the tares are gathered and burned in the fire so shall it be in the end of this world or the destruction of the wicked for in that day before the son of man shall <​come​> the son of man shall send forth his Angles and messengers of heaven and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that shall offend and them which do iniquity and shall cast them into a furnace of fire there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the Kingdom of their father. who hath ears to hear let him hear. Again the Kingdom <​of heaven​> is like unto a treasure hid in a feild. and when a man hath found the treasure which is hid he straightway hideth it, and straightway for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath and goeth and buyeth that feild Again the Kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man seeking goodly pearles who when he had found one pearl of great price he went [p. 35] and sold all that he had and bought it. Again the Kingdom of heaven is like unto a net net that was cast into the sea and gathered of every kind which when it was full they drew to shore and sat down and gathered <​the​> good into vessals but cast the good bad away so shall it be at the end of the world and the world is the children of the wicked the Angles shall come forth and sever the wicked from among the just and shall cast them into the furnace of fire there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth Jesus saith unto them have ye understood all these things they say unto him yea Lord. then
Then said he unto them every scribe well instructed in the things of the Kingdom of heaven is like unto a house holder a man therefore which bringeth forth out of his treasure <​that​> which is new and old. And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these parables he departed thence and when he was come into his own country he taught them in their Synegogue insomuch that they were astonished and said whence hath this Jesus this wisdom and mighty works is not this the carpenters son is not his mother called Mary and his breatheren 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 at him but Jesus said unto them a prophet is not without honour save in his own country and in his own house and he did not many mighty workes there because of their unbeleif
Matthew, Chapter 14
14th) At that time Herod the Tetrear Tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus and said unto his servents this is John the Baptist he is risen from the dead <​and​> therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him for Herod had laid hold on John <​and bound him​> and put him in prison for Herodias’ sake his brother Philip’s wife for John said unto him it is not lawfull for thee to have her and when he 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 and 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 Baptists’s head in a charger and the King was sorry nevertheless for the oaths saak and sake and them that <​were <​sat​>​> with him at meat he commanded it to be given and he sent and beheaded John in the prison and his <​head​> was brought in a charger and given [p. 36] to the damsel and she brought it to her mother and his disciples came and took up the body and buried it and went and told Jesus 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 and saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion toward them and he healed their sick and when it was evening his disciples came to him saying this is a desert place and the time is now past send the multitude away that they may go into the Villages and buy themselves Victuals but Jesus said unto them they need not depart but <​give​> ye them to eat and they say unto him we have here but five loaves and two fishes he said bring them hither to me and he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass and <​he​> took the five loaves and the two fishes and looking up to heaven he blessed and break and gave the loaves to the disciples and the disciples to the multitude and they did all eat and were filled and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve basketsfull and they that had eaten were about five thousand men besides women and children and straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship and to go before to <​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 pray and when the evening was come he was there alone but the ship was now in the midst of the sea tossed 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 disciples saw him walking on the sea they were troubled saying it is a spirit and they cried of out for fear but straightway Jesus spake unto them saying be of good cheer it is I be not affraid and Peter answered him and said lord if it be thou bid me come unto thee on the watter and he said come and when Peter was come down out of the ship he walked on the watter to go [p. 37] [to?] Jesus but when he saw the wind boistrous he was affraid and begining to sink he cried <​saying​> lord save me and immediately Jesus tretched forth his hand and caught him and 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 and worshiped him saying of a truth thou art the son of God and when they were gone over the came into the land of Genesar Genesaret and when the men of that place had knowledge of him they sent out into all that country round about and brought unto him all that were diseased and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment and as many as touched were made perfectly whole
Matthew, Chapter 15
15th) Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharasees which were of Jerusalem saying why do thy disciples transgreess they 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 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 and honour not his father or his mother it is well thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition o ye hypocrites well did Esias Esaias prophecy of you saying this people draw nigh unto me with their mouth and honereth me with lips but their heart is far from me but in vain do they worship me teaching <​the​> doctrines and the commandments of men And he called the multitude and said unto them hear and understand not that which goeth into the mouth defileth the man but that which cometh out of the man <​mouth this​> defileth the man. Then came his disciples and said unto him knowest thou that the Pharasees were offended after they heard this saying but he answered and said every plant which my heavenly father hath not planted shall be rooted up let them alone they be blind leaders of the blind and if they blind lead the blind both <​shall​> fall into the ditch Then answered [p. 38] Peter and said unto him declare unto us this parable and Jesus said are <​ye​> also yet without understanding do ye not yet understand that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly and is cast out into the draught but those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart and they defile the man for out of the heart proceed evil thoughts murders adulteries fornication thefts fals wittness blasphemies These are things which defile a man but to eat with unwash<​en​> hands defileth not a man Then Jesus went thence and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon and behold a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts and cried unto him saying have mercy on me o Lord thou son of David my daughter is greiveously vexed with a devil but he answered her not a word and his disciples came and besought him saying send her away for she crieth after us but he answered and said I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel then came she and worshiped him saying Lord help me but he answered and said it is not meet to take the childrens bread and to cast it to dogs and she said truth lord yet the dogs eat of the crumbs that fall from their masters table then Jesus answered and said unto her o woman great is thy faith be it unto the[e] even as thou wilt and her daughter was made whole from that very hour and Jesus departed from thence and came nigh unto the sea of Gallilee and went up into a mountain and sat there down there and great multitudes came unto him having with them some lame blind dumb maimed and many others and cast them down at Jesus feet and he healed them insomuch that the multitude wondered when they saw the dumb to speak and the maimed to be whole the lame to walk and they blind to see and they glorified the God of Israel Then Jesus called his disciples and said I have compassion on the multitude because they continue with me now three days and have nothing to eat and I will not send them away fasting lest they faint in the way and his disciples say unto unto him whence should we have so <​so​> much bread in the willderness as to fill so great a multitude and Jesus saith unto them how many loaves have ye and they said seven and a few little fishes and he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground and he took the seven [p. 39] loaves and the fishes and gave thanks and brake the bread and gave to his disciples and the disciples to the multitude and they did all eat and were filled and they took up of the broken meat seven basketsfull and they that did eat were four thousand men besides women and children and he sent away the multitude and took ship and came into the coasts of Magdala
Matthew, Chapter 16
16th) The Pharasees also with the Saducees came and tempting Jesus desired <​him​> that he would shew them a sign from heaven and he answered and said unto them when it is evening ye say the weather is fair for the sky is red and in the morning ye say the weather is foul to day for the sky is red and louring o hypocrites ye can desern the face of the sky but ye cannot tell the signs of the times a wicked and adulteres generation seeketh after a sign and there shall no sign <​be​> given unto it but the sign of the prophet Jonas and he left them and departed and when his disciples were come to the other side they had forgotten to take bread then Jesus said unto <​them​> beware and take heed of the leaven of the Pharasees and Saducees them take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharasees and Saducees of the Saducees and they reasoned among themselves saying he said this because we have taken no bread and when they reasoned among themselves Jesus perceived it and he said unto them o ye of little faith why reason ye among yourselves because ye have brought no bread do ye not yet understed neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand and how many baskets ye took up neither the seven loaves of the four thousand and how many baskets ye took up how is <​it​> that ye do not understand that I spake not unto you concerning bread that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharasees and <​of​> the Saducees. Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread but of the doctrine of the Pharasees and of the Saducees. And when Jesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi he asked his disciples saying who <​whom​> do men say that I the son of man am and they said some say John the Baptist some Elias and others Jeremias or one of the prophets he saith unto them but whom say ye that I am and Simon Peter ansered and said thou art the christ the son of the living God and Jesus answered and said unto him blessed art thou Simon Barjona for flesh and blood hath not reveled revealed this unto thee but my father which is in heaven and I say also unto thee that thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail a against it and I will give unto thee the keys of the King [p. 40]dom of heaven and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the christ from that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples how that he must go unto Jerusalem and suffer many things of the Elders and chief preists and Scribes and be killed and be raised again the third day then Peter took him and began to rebuke him saying be it far from thee lord this shall not be done unto thee but he turned and said unto Peter be get thee behind me Satan thou art an offence unto me for <​thou​> savourest not the things that be of God but those that be of men
Then said Jesus unto his disciples if any will come after me let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me and now for a man to take up his cross is to deny himself from all ungodliness and from every worldly lust and keep my commandments break not my commandments for to save your lives for whosoever will save his life shall loose it 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 world to come therefore forsake the world and save your souls for what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and loose his 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 Angles and then he shall award <​reward​> every man according to his works Very <​Verily​> Verily I say unto you there be some standing here which shall not taste of death till they see the son of man coming in his kingdom. and after
Matthew, Chapter 17
17th) And after Six days Jesus taketh Peter James and John his brother and bringeth them up into an high Mountain apart and was transfigured before them and his face did shine as the sun and his rig raimen[t] was white as the light and behold there appeared unto <​them​> Moses and Elias talking with him then answered Peter and said unto Jesus lord it is good for us to be here if thou wilt let us make here three tabernicles one for thee and one for Moses and one for Elias while he yet spake behold a bright cloud overshawdo<​ed​> <​them​> and behold a voice out of the cloud which said this is my beloved son in whom I am well pleased hear ye him and when the disciples heard the voice they fell on their faces and were sore affraid and Jesus came and touched them and said arise and be not affraid and when they had lifted up their eyes they [p. 41] saw no man save Jesus only 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 disciples asked him saying why then say the Scribes that Elias must first come and Jesus answered and said unto them Elias truely shall first come and restore all things as the prophets have written and again I say unto you that Elias is come allready and they knew him not and have done unto him as they <​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 who I send to prepare the way before me Then the Disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist and also of another which should come and restore all things as they were written by the prophets and when they were come to the multitude there came <​to him​> a man kneeling down to him and saying lord have mercy on my son for his <​he is​> lunatick and sore vexed for oftimes he falleth into the fire and oft into the watter and I brought him to thy disciples and they could not cure him Then Jesus <​answered and​> said o faithless and perverse generation how long shall I be with you how long shall I suffer you bring him hither to me and Jesus rebuked the Devil and he departed out of him and the child was cured from that very hour then came the disciples to Jesus apart and said why could not we cast him out and Jesus said unto them because of your unbeleif for verily I say unto you if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed ye shall say unto this mountain remove to yonder place and it it shall remove and nothing shall be impossable unto you how be it this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting and while they abode in Gallilee Jesus said unto them the son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men and they shall kill him and the third day they he shall be raised again and they were exceeding sorry and when they were come to Capenaum they that received tribute came to Peter and said doth not your master pay tribute he saith yes 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 unto him of strangers Jesus sath saith unto him then are the children free [p. 42] notwithstanding lest we should offend them go thou to the sea and cast a hook and take up the fish that first cometh up and when thou hast opened his mouth thou shalt find a peice of money that take and give for me and thee unto them for me and thee
Matthew, Chapter 18
18th) At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus saying who is the greatest in the Kingdom of heaven and Jesus called a little child unto him and set him in the midst of them and said verily I say unto you except you be converted and become as little children ye shall not enter into the Kingdom of heaven whoso <​whosoever​> therefore shall humble himself as this little child the same is greatest in the Kingdom of heaven and whoso receiveth <​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 were <​was​> hanged abu about his neck and he was drowned in the depth of the sea 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 them <​it​> off and cast them <​it​> from thee <​for it​> is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting <​fire​> and if thine eye offend the[e] pluck it out and cast it from thee it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye reather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire and a mans hand is his friend and his feet also and a mans eye are they of his own household take heed that ye despise not one of these little <​ones​> for I say unto you that in heaven their Angles do allways behold the face of my father which <​who​> is in heaven for the son of man is come to save that which was lost and to call sinners to repentance but those little ones have no need of repentance and I will save them how think ye if a man have a Hundred sheep and one one of them be gone astray doth he not leave the ninety and nine and goeth into the Mountains and seeketh that which was <​is​> gone astray [p. 43] and if it so be that he find <​it​> verily I say unto you he rejoiceth more over that which was lost than over the ninety and nine which went not astray even so it is not the will of your father which is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee go and tell him his fault between thee and 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 more that in the mouth of two or three wittnesses every word may be established and if he shall neglect to hear them tell it unto the church but if he neglect to hear the church let him be unto thee <​you​> <​thee​> as a heathen man and a publican <​Verily I say unto you​> whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 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 where two or three are gethered in my name together in my name there am I in the midst of them
Then came Peter to him and said lord how oft shall my brother sin against <​me​> and I forgive him till seven times Jesus saith 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​> began <​begun​> to recon one was brought unto him who owed him ten thousand tallants but for as much as he had not to pay his Lord commanded him to be [p. 44] sold and his wife and children and all that he had <​and payment to be made​> and the servent cried unto <​besought​> him saying lord have patience with me and I will pay thee all then the lord of that servent was moved with compassion and loosed him and forgave him the debt but the same servent went out and found one of his fellow servents the servent therefore fell down and worshiped him but the same servent went out and found one of his fellow servents which owed him a Hundred pence and he laid hands on him and took him by the throat saying pay me that thou owest and his fellow servent fell down at his feet saying and besought him saying have paitience with me and I will pay thee all and he would not but went and cast him into prison till he should pay the debt so when his fellow servents saw what was done they were very sorry and came and told 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 shouldst <​not​> thou also <​have​> had compassion on thy fellow servent even as I had pity on thee and his lord was wroth and 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 tresspasses
Matthew, Chapter 19
19th) And it came to pass when Jesus had finished these sayings he departed from Gallilee and came into the coast of Judea beyond Jordan and great multitudes followed him and many beleived on him and he healed them there the Pharasees came also unto him tempting him and saying unto him is it lawfull for a man to put away his wife for every cause and he answered and said unto them have ye not read that he who made man at the begining made him male and female and said for this cause shall a man leave father and mother and shall cleave to his wife and they twain shall be one flesh wherefore they are no more twain but one flesh what therefore God hath joined together let not man put assunder they say unto him why did mo Mosess <​then​> command to give a writing of divorcement and to put her away he saith unto them Mosess 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 and sh[a]ll marry another committeth adultry and whoso marieth [p. 45] marrieth her that is put away <​doth​> committeth adultry his disciples say unto him if the case of the man be so with a wife it is not good to marry 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 enuchus eunuchs which were so born from their mothers womb and there are some eunuchs which were made eunuchs of men and there be eunuchs which have made themselves eunuchs for the Kingdom of heavens sake he that is able to receive let him receive my sayings then were there brought unto him little children that he should put hands on them and pray but <​and​> the disciples 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 and forbid them not for of such is the Kingdom of heaven and he laid hands on them and departed thence and behold one came and said unto him 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 thou shalt not commit adultry thou shalt not steal thou shalt not bear fals wittness honour thy father and mother and thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself 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 and give to the poor and thou shalt have treasure in heaven and come and follow me but when the young man heard that saying he went away sorowfull for he had great possessions then said Jesus unto his disciples 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 than for a rich man to enter into the Kingdom of God when his disciples heard this they were exceedingly amazed saying who then can be saved but Jesus beheld their thoughts and said unto them with men this is impossable but if they will forsake all things for my sake with God whatsoever things I speak are possable then answered Peter and said unto him behold we have forsaken all [p. 46] and followed thee what shall we have therefore and Jesus sai said unto them verily I say unto you that ye who have followed me shall in the first resurection when the son of man shall come sitting in the throne of his glory ye also shall set upon twelve thrones judgeing the twelve tribes of Israel and every one that that have forsaken houses or breatheren or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands for my names sake shall receive a hundred fold and shall inherit everlasting life but many of the first shall be last and the last first.
Matthew, Chapter 20
20th) For the Kingdom heaven is like unto a man an householder who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vinyard and when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day he sent them into his vinyard and he went out about the third hour and saw others standing idle in the market place and said unto them go ye also into the vinyard and whatsoever is right I will give you and they went their way again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour and did likewise and about the eleventh hour he went out and found others standing idle as <​and​> saith unto them why stand ye here all the day idle they say unto him because no man hath hired us he saith unto them go ye also into the vinyard and whatsoever is right ye shall receive so when even was come the lord of the vinyard saith unto his steward call the labourers and give them their hire begining with <​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 and they likewise received every man a penny and when they had received a penny they murmered against the good man of the house saying these last have wrought one hour only and thou hast made them equel unto us who have born the burden and the heat of the day but he answered one of them and said friend I do the[e] no rong wrong didst not thou agree with me for a penny take thine and go thy way I will give unto this last ev even as unto <​thee​> is it not lawfull for me to do as <​what​> I will with mine own is thine eye evil because I am good so the last shall be first and the first last for many are called but few chosen and Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way and said unto them behold we go up to Jerusalem and the son of man sha [p. 47] shall be betrayed unto the cheif Preists and unto the Scribes and they shall condemn him to death and shall deliver him to the gentiles to mock and to scourge and to crucify and the third day he shall rise again then came to him the mother of Zebedees children <​with her sons​> worshiping Jesus and desiring a certain thing of him and he said unto her what wilt thou that I should do and she saith unto him grant that these my two sons may sit the one on thy right hand and the <​other​> on the left in thy Kingdom 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 Baptised with the Baptism that I am Baptised with they say unto him we are able and he saith unto them ye shall drink indeed of my cup and be Baptised with the Baptism that I am Baptised with but to sit on my right hand and on my left is for whom for whom it is prepared of my father but not mine to give and when the ten heard this they were moved with indignation against the two breatheren but Jesus called them and said ye know that the Princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them and they that are great exercise authority upon them but it shall not be so among you but whosoever will be great among you let him be your minister and whosoever will be cheif among you let him be your servent even as the son of man came not to be ministered unto but to minister and to give his life a ransom for many and as they departed from Jericho 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 son of David and the multitude rebuked them saying they should hold their peace but the[y] cried the more saying have mercy on us o Lord son of David and Jesus stood still and called them and 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 and touched their eyes and imediately their eyes received sight and <​they​> followed him.
Matthew, Chapter 21
21st) And when Jesus draw drew nigh unto Jerusalem and they were came come to Bethpage unto the Mount of Olives [p. 48] then Jesus sent two disciples saying unto them go into the Village over against you and straightw[a]y you shall find an ass tied and a colt with her loose the <​Ass and the​> colt and bring him <​them​> unto me and if any shall say aught unto you ye shall say the lord hath need of him <​them​> and straightway he will send him <​them​> all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet saying tell tell ye the daughter <​of​> Zion behold thy King cometh unto thee and he is meek and he is sitt sitting upon the coat <​an Ass and a​> colt the foal of an Ass and the disciples went and did as Jesus commanded them and brought the Ass and the colt and put on them their cloths clothes and they sat thereon Jesus took the colt and set thereon and they followed him and a very great multitude spread their garments in the way others cut down branches from the trees and strawed in the way and the multitudes that went before and also that followed after cried saying Hosanah to the son of David blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord Hosanah in the higest highest and when he was come into Jerusalem all the City was moved saying who is this and the multitude said this is Jesus of Nazareth the prophet of Gallilee and Jesus went into the Temple of God and cast out all them that sold and bought in the Temple and over threw the tables of the money changers and the seats of them that sold doves and said unto them it is written my house shall be called a <​the​> house of prayer but ye have made it a den of theives and the blind and the lame came to <​him​> in the Temple and he healed them and when the cheif priest and Scribes saw the wonderfull things that he did and the children of the Kingdom crying in the Temple and saying Hosanah to the son of David they were sore displeased and said unto him hearest thou what these say and Jesus said unto them yea have ye never read the Schriptures which saith out of the mouths of babes and sucklings o Lord thou hast perfected praise and he left them and went out of the City into Bethany and he lodged there. Now in the morning as he returned into the City he hungered and when he saw a figtree in the way he came to it and found nothing thereon but leaves only and he said unto it let no fruit grow on thee henceforward forever and presently the figtree withered away and when the disciples saw [p. 49] this they marveled and said <​saying​> how soon is the figtree withered away Jesus answered and said unto them verily I say unto you if ye have faith and doubt not ye shall not only do this to the figtree but also if ye shall say unto this Mountain be thou removed and be thou cast into the se sea it shall be done and all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer in faith beleiving ye shall receive and when he was come into the Temple the cheif preists and the Elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching and said by what authority doest thou these things and who gave thee this authority and Jesus answered and 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 beleive him but if we shall say of men we fear the people for all people hold John as a prophet and they answered Jesus and said we cannot tell and he said into <​unto​> them neither tell I you by what authority I do these things but what think ye a man had two sons and he came to the first and said son go work to day in my Vinyard he answered <​and​> said I will not but afterward he repented and went and he came to the second and said likewise and he answered said I will serve and went serve not wheather of those twain did the will of their father they say unto him the first Jesus saith unto them Verily I say unto you that the Publicans and <​the​> Harlots shall go into the Kingdom of heaven <​God​> before you for John came unto you in the way of righteousness and <​bore record of me and​> ye beleived him not but the Publicans and He <​the​> Harlots beleived him and ye when afterward when ye had seen me repented not that ye might beleive him for he that beleived not John concerning me cannot beleive me except he first repent and except ye repent the preaching of John shall condemn you in the day of judgement and again hear another parable for unto you that beleive not I speak in parables that your unrighteousness may be rewarded unto you behold there was a certain house holder who planted a Vinyard and hedged it round about and dig[g]ed a winepress in it and built a Tower and let it out [p. 50] to husbandmen and went into a far country and when the time of the fruit drew near he sent his servents to the husband men that they might receive the fruits of it and the husbandmen took his servents and beat one and killed another and stoned another again he sent other servents more than the first and 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 the<​y​> said among themselves this is the heir come let us kill him and let us seize on his inheritence and they caught him and cast him out of the Vinyard and slew him and <​Jesus said unto them​> when the lord therefore of of the Vinyard cometh what will he do to <​unto​> these <​those​> husband men they say unto him he will distroy those misrably wicked men and will let out the Vinyard unto other husbandmen who will <​shall​> render him the fruits in their seasons Jesus saith saith unto them did ye never read in the Schriptures the stone which the builders rejected the same has <​is​> become the head of the corner this is the Lord’s doings and it is marvelous in our eyes therefore say I unto you the Kingdom of God shall be taken from you and given to a Nation bringing forth the fruits thereof and whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken but on whomsoever it shall fall it shall <​will​> grind him to powder and when the cheif priests and Pharasees 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 angry with him but when they sought to lay hands on them <​him​> they feared they the multitude feared the multitude because that they learned that the multitude took him for a prophet and now his disciples came to him and Jesus saith unto them marvel ye at the words or the parable which I spake unto them Verily I say unto you I am the stone and those wicked ones reject me I am the head of the corner these Jews shall fall upon me and shall be broken and the Kingdom of God shall be taken from them and shall be given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof meaning the gentiles wherefore on whomsoever this stone shall fall it shall grind him to powder and when the lord therefore of the Vinyard therefore [p. 51] cometh he will distroy those misrable wicked men and will let again his vinyard unto other husbandmen even in the last days which shall render him the fruits in their seasons and then understood they the parable which they <​he​> spake unto them that the gentiles should be distroyed also when the lord 22nd) should descend out of heaven to reign in his vinyard which is the earth and the inhabitants thereof—
Matthew, Chapter 22
22nd And Jesus answered the people again and spake unto them again in parables and said the Kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain King which 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 and they would not come again he sent forth other servents saying tell them that are bidden behold I have prepared my Oxen and my fatling<​s​> have been killed and my dinner is ready and all things are prepared therefore come unto the marriage but they made light of the servents and went their ways one to his farm and another to his merchantdize and the remnant took his servents and entreated them spitefully and slew them but when the King heard that his servents were dead he was wroth and he sent forth his armies and destroyed these <​those​> murderers and burnt up their City then saith he to his servents the wedding is ready but they which <​who​> were bidden were not worthy go ye therefore into the highways and as many as ye shall find bid to the weddings marriage so those servents went out into the highways and gathered together all as many as they found both bad and good and the wedding was furnashed with guests but when the King came in to see the guests he saw there a man whic <​who​> had not on a wedding garment and he saith unto them <​him​> friend how cometh <​camest​> thou in hither not having a wedding garment and he was speechless. Then said the King unto his servents bind him hand and foot and take and cast him away into outer darkness there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth for many are called but few chosen wherefore not <​all​> do not have on the wedding garment. Then went the Pharasees <​and took council​> how they might entangle them <​him​> in talk and they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodeans saying master we know that thou art true and teaches the way of God in truth neither carest thou for any for thou reguardest not [p. 52] the person of men tell us therefore what thinkest thou is it lawfull to give tribute to <​unto​> Ceaser or not but Jesus perceived their wickedness and said ye hypocrites why tempt ye me shew me the trbute money and they brought unto him a penny he saith unto them whose image is this and superscription they say unto him Ceasers: then saith he unto them render to <​therefore unto​> Ceaser the things which are Ceasers and unto God the things which are Gods and when they had heard him say these words they marveled and left him and went their way the same day came the Saducees to him who say that there is no resurection and asked him saying master Moses said if a man die having no children his brother shall marry his wife and raise up seed to <​unto​> his brother now there were with us seven breatheren and the first when he had married a wife deceased and having no isue he left his wife unto his brother likewise the second also and the third and even to <​unto​> the seventh and last of all the woman died also therefoore in the resurection whose wife shall she be of the seven for they all had her Jesus answered and said unto them ye do err not knowing the Schriptures nor the power of God for in the resurection thy <​they​> neither marry nor are given in marriage but are as the Angles of God in heaven but as touching the resurection of the dead have ye not read that which was spoken unto you of God saying I am the God of Abraham and the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob God is not the God of the dead but of the living and when the multitude heard him they were astonished at his doctrine but when the Pharasees heard that he had put the Saducees to silence they were gatherd together 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 and with all thy soul and with all thy mind this is the first and great commandment and the second is like unto it thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself upon these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets while the Pharasees were getherd together Jesus asked them saying what think ye of christ whose son is he they say unto him the son of David he saith unto them how doth then doth David in spirit call him Lord saying the [p. 53] Lord said unto my Lord sit thou on my right hand till I make thine enemies thy footstool if David then call him Lord how is then <​he​> his son and no man was able to answer him him a word neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
Matthew, Chapter 23
23) Then spake Jesus to the multitude and to his disciples saying the Scribes and <​the​> Pharasees sit in Moses seat all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe and do but <​do​> not ye after their works for they say and do not for they bind heavy burdens and lay on mens sholders and greiveous to be born but they will not touch them with one of their finger
Then spake Jesus to the multitude and to his disciples saying the Scribes sit <​and​> the Pharasees sit in Moses seat all therefore whatsoever they bid you observe they will make you observe and do for they <​are​> ministers of the law and they make themselves your judges but <​do​> not ye after their works for they say and do not for they bind heavy burdens and lay on mens sholders and they are grevious to be born but they will not move them with one of their fingers and all their works they do to be seen of men they make broad their Phylacteries and enlarge the borders of their garments and love the uppermost rooms at feasts and the cheif seats in the Synegogues and greetings in the markets and to be called of men Rabi Rabi (which is master) but be not ye called Rabi for one is your master which is christ and all ye are breatheren and call no one your creator upon the earth for or your heavenly father for one is your creator and heavenly father even him who is in heaven neither be ye called masters for one is your master even him 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 exalt himself shall be abased of him and he that <​shall​> humbleth himself shall be exalted of him but wo unto you Scribes and Pharasees 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 go in Wo unto you scribes and Pharasees for you are hypocrites ye d[e]vour widows houses and for a pretence make long prayers therefore you shall receive the greater damnation wo unto you Scribes and Pharasees hypocrites for you compass sea and land to make one prosolite and when he is made you [p. 54] make him twofold more the child of hell than he was before like unto yourselves wo unto you blind guides which <​who say​> whosoever <​shall​> swear by the Temple it is nothing but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the Temple he hath committed sin and is a debtor you are fools and blind for which is the greatest the gold or the Temple that sanctyfieth <​the gold​> and ye say whosoever shall swear by the Alter it is nothing but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon <​it​> he is guilty o fools and blind for which is the greatest the gift or the Alter that san[c]tifieth the gift verily I say unto you whoso therefore shall swear by it sweareth by the Alter and by all things thereon and whoso shall swear by the Temple sweareth by it and <​by​> him who dwelleth therein and he that shall swear by heaven sweareth by the throne of God and by him who sitteth thereon wo unto you Scribes and Pharasees hypocrites for you pay tiithe tithe of mint and annes and cummim and have omitted the weigtier weightier things of the law and of judgement mercy and faith these ought ye to have done and not to leave the others undone you blind guides who strain at a gnat and swallow a Camel which <​who​> make yourselves appear unto men that ye wou you would not commit the least sin and yet you yourselves transgress the whole law Wo unto you Scribes and Pharasees hypocrites for you make clean the out side of the cup and of the platter but within they are full of extortion and excees you blind Pharasees cleanse first that within the cup and platter within that the outside of them may be clean also Wo unto you Scribes and Pharasees hypocrites for you are like unto whited Sepulchres which indeed appear beautifull outward but are within full of the bones of the dead and of all uncleanness even so you also app outwarly outwardly appear righteous unto men but within you are full of hyprocicy hypocrecy and iniquity Wo unto you Scribes and Pharasees hypocrites because you build the tombs of the prophets and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous and say if we had been in the days of our fathers we would not have have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets wherefore you are wittnesses unto yourselves of your own wickedness and you are the children of them who killed the prophets and will fill up the measure then of your fathers for you yours [p. 55]elves kill the prophets like unto your fathers you Serpents a generation of Vipers how can you escape the damnation of hell Wherefore <​behold​> I send unto you prophets and wise men and scribes and all <​of​> them ye <​you​> shall kill and crucify and of all <​of​> them ye <​you​> shall sourge scourge in your Synagouges and 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 Zacharias son of Barachias whom you slew between the Temple and the Alter verily I say unto you all these things shall come upon this generation you bear testimoney against your fathers when you yourselves are partakers of the same wickedness behold your fathers done it through ignorence but you do not wherefore their sin shall be upon your heads then Jesus began to weep over Jerusalem say <​saying​> o Jerusalem Jerusalem you who <​will​> killest the prophets and <​will​> stonest them who are sent unto you how often would I have gethered your children together even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings and ye <​you​> would not behold your house is left unto you dessolate for I say unto you, <​that​> ye <​you​> shall not see me henceforth and know that I am <​and​> he of whom it is written by the prophets untill you shall say blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord in the clouds of heaven withall with and all the holy Angles with him.
Matthew, Chapter 24
24th) Then understood his disciples that he should come again on the earth after that he was gloryfyed gloryfied and crowned on the right hand of God and Jesus went out and departed from the Temple and his disciples 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 and left unto you dessolate and Jesus said unto them see you not all these things and do ye 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 and went up on the Mount of Olives and as he sat upon the Mount of Olives the disciples came unto him privately 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 distruction of the wicked which is the end of the world and Jesus answered and said unto them take heed that no man deceive you for many shall come in [p. 56[a]] my name saying I am Christ, and shall deceive many then shall they deliver you up to <​be​> afflicted and shall kill you and you shall be hated of all men <​nations​> for my names sake and then shall many be offended and shall betray one another and shall hate one another and many fals prophets shall arise and <​shall​> deceive many and because iniquity shall abound the love of many shall wax cold but he that shall endure unto the end the same shall be saved. When you therefore shall <​see​> the abomination 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 which <​who​> be in<​to​> Judea flee to <​into​> the Mountaines let him who is on the house top not come down to take any thing thing out of the <​his​> house neither let him who is in the feild return back to take his clothes cloaths and wo unto them that are with child and unto them that give suck in those days and <​therefore​> pray ye <​you​> the Lord that your flight be not in the winter neither on the Sabath day for then in those <​days​> there shall be great tribulation on the Jews <​and upon​> the inhabitants of Jarusalem such as was not before <​sent​> <​upon Israel of the world​> since the begining of the world to <​their reign till​> this time no nor ever shall be and except those days should be shortened <​sent agait [again] upon Israel​> all these things are the beginings of sorrows and except those days should be shortened there should <​no​> flesh be saved but for the elects sake <​according to the covenent​> those days shall be shortened behold these things I have spoken unto you concerning the Jews and then immedeately <​after​> the tribelation 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 fals 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 covenent behold I speak these things unto you for the elects sake and you also shall hear of wars and 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 beleive it not for as the light of the morning cometh out of the east and shineth even unto the west a <​and​> covereth the whole earth so shall also the coming of the son of man be and now I shew unto you a parable behold wheresoever the carcase is there will the Eagles be gathered together so likewise [p. 57[a]] shall mine elect be gathered from the four quarters of the earth and they shall hear of wars and rumours of wars b[e]hold 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 divers places places and again because iniquity shall abound the love of men shall wax cold but he that <​shall​> endure unto the end the same shall be saved and again this gospel of the Kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a wittness unto all nations and then shall the end come <​or the distruction of the wicked​> and <​a​>gain shall the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel the prophet be fulfilled and immedeately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun shall be darkened and the moon shall not give her light and the stars shall fall from heaven and the powers of heaven shall be shaken verily I say unto you this generation in the which these things shall be shewn forth shall not pass away till all these things be fulfilled altho <​although​> the days will come that heaven and earth shall pass away but my words shall not pass away but all shall be fulfilled and as I said before after the tribulation 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 and they shall <​see​> the son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory and whoso treasureth up my words shall not be deceived for the son of man shall come <​with the​> 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 winds from one end of heaven to the other now learn a parable of the fig tree when his branch is yet tender and puteth forth leaves you no [know] that summer is nigh at hand so likewise mine elect when they shall see all these things shall know that he is near even at the doors but of that day and hour no one knoweth no not the Angels of 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 be for <​it shall be with them​> as it was in the days that were before the flood untill the day that Noah entered into the ark they were eating and drinking marrying [p. 56[b]] and given in marriage and knew not till <​untill​> the flood came and took them all away so shall also the coming of the son of man be then shall be fulfilled that which is written that in the last days two shall be in the feild the 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 l 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 ye <​you​> think not the son of man cometh who then is a faithfull and wise servent whom his Lord hath made ruler over his household 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 the my Lord delayeth his coming and shall begin to smite his fellow servents and to eat and drink with the drunken drunken the Lord of that Servent shall come in a day when he looketh not for it <​him​> and in an hour that he is not aware of and shall cut him assunder and shall appoint him his place his portion with the hypocrites there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth and thus cometh the end of the world <​wicked according to the prophcy of Moses saying they should be cut off from among the people​> but the end of the earth is not yet but by and by.
Matthew, Chapter 25
25th) And then at that day when the son of man shall come the Kingdom of heaven shall be likened unto ten vergins which took their lamps and went forth to meet the bridegrom and five of them were wise and five of them 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 bridegrom tarried they all slumbered and slept and at midnight there was a cry made behold the bridegroom cometh go ye <​you​> out to meet him but the then all those virgins arose and trim[m]ed 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 enuff for us and you go ye <​you rather​> to them that sell [p. 57[b]] and buy for youselves <​and​> while they went to buy the bridegroom 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 unto us but he answered and said verily I say unto you I know you not watch therefore for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the son of man comes <​cometh​> for <​now I wil liken these things unto a parable for it <​is​> like as a man​> as a man traveling into a far country <​who​> called his own servents and delivered unto him <​them​> his own goods and unto one he gave five tallants to another two and to another one to every man according to his several ability and straightway took <​on​> <​went on​> his journey then he that had received the five tallents went and traded with the same and made <​gained​> other five tallents and likewise he who received two tallents he also gained other two but <​he​> that received one went and dig[g]ed in the earth and hid his Lords money after a long time the Lord of those servents cometh and reconeth with them and so he that had received the five tallents came and brought other five tallents saying Lord thou delveredst unto me five tallents behold I have gained besides them five tallents more his Lord said unto him well done good and faithfull servent thou hast been faithfull over a few things I will make thee ruler over many things enter thou into the joy of thy Lord he also that had received two tallents came and said Lord thou deliveredst unto me two tallents behold I have gained two other tallents besides them his Lord said unto him well done good and faithfull servent thou hast been faithfull over a few things I will make thee ruler over many things enter thou into the joy of thy Lord then he who had received the one tallent came and said Lord I knew thee that thou art a hard man reaping where thou hast not sown and gathering where thou hast not scattered and I was affraid and went and hid thy tallent in the earth and lo lo here is thy tallent take it from me as thou hast from thine other servents for it is thine his Lord answered and said unt unto him o wicked and slothfull servent thou knewes[t] that I reap where I sowed not and gather where I have not scattered <​having known this therefore​> thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers and at my coming I should <​have​> receive<​d​> mine own with usuary I will take therefore the tallent from you and give to <​it unto​> him who [p. 58]hath the ten tallents for unto every <​one​> who hath shall be given one who hath obtained other tallents shall be given and he shall have great abundence but from him that hath not obtained other tallents shall be taken away even that which he hath received <​and his Lord *​> and <​* shall say unto his servents​> cast ye the unprofitable servent into outer darkness there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. When the son of man shall come in his glory and all the holy Angels with him then he shall set upon the throne of his glory and before him shall be gethered all nations and he shall seperate them one from another as a shepperd divideth sheep from the goates the sheep on his right hand but the goats on his left and he shall set upon his throne and the twelve Apostles with him and 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 an hungered and you gave me meet I was thirsty and you gave me drink I was a stranger and ye took me in naked and ye clothed me I was sick and ye visited me I was in prison and ye came unto me then shall the righteous say unto him <​answer him saying,​> lord when saw we thee an hungerd and fed the[e] or thirsty and gave thee drink when saw we thee a stranger and took thee <​in​> or naked and cloathed thee or when saw we the<​e​> sick or in prison and came unto thee and the King shall answer and say unto them verily I say unto you inasmuch as ye have done it to the <​unto​> one of the least of these my breatheren ye have done it unto me then shall he say also to <​unto​> them on the left hand depart from me ye cursed into everlasting fire prepared for the Devil and his Angels for I was an hungered and ye <​you​> gave me no meat I was thirsty and you gave me no drink I was a stranger and ye <​you​> took me not in naked and ye <​you​> cloathed me not sick and in prison and ye <​you​> visited me not then shall they also answer him saying Lord when saw we thee an hungered or a thirst or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison and did not minister unto thee then shall he answer them saying verily I say unto you inasmuch as <​ye <​you​>​> done it not to one of the least of these <​my breatheren​> ye <​you​> did it not <​unto​> me and these shall go away into everlasting punishment but the righteous unto life eternal.
Matthew, Chapter 26
26th) And it came to pass when Jesus had finished all these sayings [p. 59] he said unto his disciples you know that after two days is the passover and the son is to be betrayed and crucified and then assembled together the cheif preists and the Scribes and the Elders of the people unto the pallace of the High Preist who is called Caiaphas and consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty and kill him that they might put and end to his work but they said lest there be an uproar among the people let us not do it on the feast day now when Jesus was in Bethany in the house of Simon the Leper there came unto him a woman having an Alabaster box of very precious ointment and poured it on his head as he sat in the house but when his disciples saw her they had indignation against her saying to what purpose is this waste for this ointment might have been sold for much and given to the poor and when they had thus reasoned among themselves and understood not Jesus knowing their hearts he said unto them why trouble you the women woman and from whence is this evil in your hearts for verily I say unto you she hath wrought a good work upon me for the poor you have allways with you but me you have not allways this woman hath poured this ointment on my body for my buriel verily I say unto <​you​> wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world shall this that this woman hath done be told for a memorial of her for in that she hath done for me she hath obtained a blessing of my father then one of the twelve called Judas Iscariot went unto the Cheif Preists and said what will you give me and I will deliver him unto you and the[y] covenented with him for thirty peices of silver now when th and from that time he sought oppertunity to betray him now on the first day of the unleavened bread the disciples came to 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 and say unto him the master saith my time is at hand I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples and the disciples did as Jesus had commanded them and they made ready the passover Now when the even 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 and began every one of them to say unto him Lord is it I and he answered <​and said​> he that dipeth his hand with we <​me​> in the dish the same shall betray me the son of man goeth as it is written of him but wo unto that man by whom the son of man is betrayed it had been good for that man if had not been born then Judas which betrayed him answered and said master is it I [p. 60] he said unto him thou hast said truely for thou art the man and as they were eating Jesus took bread and blessed it and break it and gave it to the disciples and said take eat eat of it it and a commandment I give unto you and this is the commandment which I give unto you that as you see me do you shall do likewise in rememberence of my body and he took the cup and gave thanks and blessed the cup and gave to them saying drink of it all of you for this you shall do in remembrance of my blood— this is the new testimony which you shall unto all meny of my blood which is shed for <​as​> many as shall beleive on my name for the remission of their sins but I say unto you I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine untill that day when I shall come and drink drink it new with you in my fathers Kingdom and when they had sung a hym a hymn they went out into the Mount of Olives then saith Jesus unto them all you shall be offended because of me this night for it is written I will smite the Shepperd and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad but after I am risen again I will go before you into Gallilee but but Peter answered and said unto him though all my breatheren should 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 I will not deny thee likewise also said all the disciples then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsamane and saith unto the disciples sit you here while I go yonder and pray and he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee and began to be sorrowfull and very heavy then saith he unto them my soul is exceeding sorrowfull even unto death tarry you here and watch with me and he went a little farther and fell on his face saying and prayed saying o my father if it be possable that <​let​> this cup pass from me nevertheless not as I will but as thou wilt and he cometh unto the disciples and findeth them asleep and saith unto Peter what could you not watch with me one hour watch and pray that you enter not into temptation they <​he​> said unto him <​them​> the spiri spirit indeed is willing but is the flesh is weak he went away again the second time and prayed and said <​saying​> o my father if this cup may not pass away from me except I drink it thy will be done and he came and found them asleep again for their eyes were heavy and he left them and went away again <​and​> prayed the third time saying the same words then cometh he to his disciples and saith unto them sleep on now and take rest rest and they did so and when they awoke Jesus saith unto them behold the hour is at hand and the son of [p. 61] man is betrayed into the hands of sinners arise let us be going behold he is at hand that dothe betray me and while he yet spake behold Judas one of the twelve came and with him a great multitude with swords and staves having authority from the cheif Preists and the Elders of the people now he that betrayed him gave them a sign saying whosoever I shall kiss the same is he hold him fast and forthwith he came to Jesus and said hail master and kissed him and Jesus said unto him Judas betrayest thou the son of man with a kiss and Jesus also said unto the captain friend wherefore art thou come and then they came and laid hands on Jesus and took him and behold one of them who was with Jesus drew his sword and stretched out his hand and struck a servent of the High Preist and smote off his ear then said Jesus unto him put up thy sword into its place for all they who take the sword shall perish by <​with​> the sword thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my father and he shall preasently give me more than twelve legions of angels but how than <​then​> shall the scriptures be fulfilled that thus it must be and he put forth his hand and touched the servents ear and it was healed in that same hour Jesus said to the multiitude are you come out as against a theif with swords and staves to take me and yet when I sat daily with you teaching teaching in the Temple you laid no hold on me but all this was done that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled then all the disciples forsook him and fled and they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphes the High Preist where the Scribes and the Elders had <​were​> assembled but Peter followed him affar off unto the High Preists pallace and went in and sat with the servents to see the end now the Cheif Preists and Elders sought council against Jesus to put him to death but found none yea though many fals wittenesses came yet they found none to put him to death at the last came two fals wittnesses and said this Jesus said I am able to destroy the Temple of God and to build it in three days and the High Preist arose and said unto him seeest thou what these wittness against thee what sayest thou for thyself but Jesus held his peace and the High Preist said unto him answerest thou nothing but he answered nothing and the High Preist said unto him I adjure thee by the living God that thou tell us wheather thou be the [p. 62] Christ the son of the God Jesus saith unto him thou hast said nevertheless I say unto you hereafter you shall see the son of man sitting on the right hand of power and coming in the clouds of heaven then the High Preist rent his cloaths saying he hath spoken blasphemy what farther need have we of wittnesses behold now you have heard his blasphemy what think ye they answered and said he is guilty of death then did they spit in his face and buffeted him and others smote him with the palms of their hands saying prophecy unto us thou christ who is he that smote thee now Peter sat without in the pallace and a damsel came unto him saying thou also was<​t​> with Jesus of Gallilee but he denied before all the people saying I know what thou sayest and when he was gone out into the porch another saw him [remainder of page blank] [p. 63]
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