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Calling of Levi (Matthew) ***
Foxes have holes / Let the dead bury their dead * *
Zacchaeus climbs the sycamore tree *
The Sabbath ***
Curing the blind and the dumb **
The disciples of Jesus ***
Jesus is accused of casting out devils using Beelzebub ***
The family of Jesus ***
Follow Jesus, not family *
The parable of the sower ***
Light under a bushel ***
The parable of the mustard seed ***
The storm ***
The Gadarene swine ***
Woman with issue of blood / girl brought back from death ***
Jesus in Nazareth ****
Instructions to disciples ***
The death of John the Baptist ***

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Calling of Levi (Matthew)

Matthew 9.9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, and followed him. Mark 2.14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the receipt of custom, and said unto him, Follow me. And he arose and followed him. Luke 5.27 And after these things he went forth, and saw a publican, named Levi, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he said unto him, Follow me. 5.28 And he left all, rose up, and followed him.

1599-1600 The Calling of Saint Matthew (detail) by Caravaggio (1571-1610)

Matthew 9.10 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 his disciples. 9.11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? 9.12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. 9.13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 9.14 Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? 9.15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. 9.16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. 9.17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved. Mark 2.15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus sat at meat in his house, many publicans and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for there were many, and they followed him. 2.16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eat with publicans and sinners, they said unto his disciples, How is it that he eateth and drinketh with publicans and sinners? 2.17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 2.18 And the disciples of John and of the Pharisees used to fast: and they come and say unto him, Why do the disciples of John and of the Pharisees fast, but thy disciples fast not? 2.19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast. 2.20 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days. 2.21 No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse. 2.22 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles. Luke 5.29 And Levi made him a great feast in his own house: and there was a great company of publicans and of others that sat down with them. 5.30 But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners? 5.31 And Jesus answering said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. 5.32 I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. 5.33 And they said unto him, Why do the disciples of John fast often, and make prayers, and likewise the disciples of the Pharisees; but thine eat and drink? 5.34 And he said unto them, Can ye make the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? 5.35 But the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken away from them, and then shall they fast in those days. 5.36 And he spake also a parable unto them; No man putteth a piece of a new garment upon an old; if otherwise, then both the new maketh a rent, and the piece that was taken out of the new agreeth not with the old. 5.37 And no man putteth new wine into old bottles; else the new wine will burst the bottles, and be spilled, and the bottles shall perish. 5.38 But new wine must be put into new bottles; and both are preserved. 5.39 No man also having drunk old wine straightway desireth new: for he saith, The old is better.

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Foxes have holes / Let the dead bury their dead

Matthew 8.18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. 8.19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 8.20 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. 8.21 And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 8.22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead. Luke 9.57 And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. 9.58 And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. 9.59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 9.60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God. 9.61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house. 9.62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

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Zacchaeus climbs the sycamore tree

Luke 19.1 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 19.2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. 19.3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. 19.4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. 19.5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. 19.6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 19.7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. 19.8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. 19.9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. 19.10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

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The Sabbath

Matthew 12.1 At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. 12.2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. 12.3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; 12.4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? 12.5 Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless? 12.6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple. 12.7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 12.8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day. Mark 2.23 And it came to pass, that he went through the corn fields on the sabbath day; and his disciples began, as they went, to pluck the ears of corn. 2.24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Behold, why do they on the sabbath day that which is not lawful? 2.25 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? 2.26 How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests, and gave also to them which were with him? 2.27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: 2.28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath. Luke 6.1 And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that he went through the corn fields; and his disciples plucked the ears of corn, and did eat, rubbing them in their hands. 6.2 And certain of the Pharisees said unto them, Why do ye that which is not lawful to do on the sabbath days? 6.3 And Jesus answering them said, Have ye not read so much as this, what David did, when himself was an hungred, and they which were with him; 6.4 How he went into the house of God, and did take and eat the shewbread, and gave also to them that were with him; which it is not lawful to eat but for the priests alone? 6.5 And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.
Matthew 12.9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue: 12.10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him. 12.11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out? 12.12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. 12.13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other. 12.14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him. 12.15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; 12.16 And charged them that they should not make him known: 12.17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 12.18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles. 12.19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 12.20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory. 12.21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust. Mark 3.1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there was a man there which had a withered hand. 3.2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might accuse him. 3.3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered hand, Stand forth. 3.4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill? But they held their peace. 3.5 And when he had looked round about on them with anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as the other. 3.6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might destroy him. Luke 6.6 And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. 6.7 And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. 6.8 But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. 6.9 Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? 6.10 And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. 6.11 And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.

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Curing the blind and the dumb

Matthew 9.27 And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying, and saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy on us. 9.28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. 9.29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. 9.30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it. 9.31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. 9.32 As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with a devil. 9.33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 9.34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils. Mark 3.7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, 3.8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and from beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did, came unto him. 3.9 And he spake to his disciples, that a small ship should wait on him because of the multitude, lest they should throng him. 3.10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues. 3.11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God. 3.12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

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The disciples of Jesus

Matthew 10.1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. 10.2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 10.3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphaeus, and Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; 10.4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. Mark 3.13 And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he would: and they came unto him. 3.14 And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, 3.15 And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils: 3.16 And Simon he surnamed Peter; 3.17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder: 3.18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, 3.19 And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him: and they went into an house. Luke 6.12 And it came to pass in those days, that he went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 6.13 And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples: and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles; 6.14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, 6.15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called Zelotes, 6.16 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

8.1 And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, 8.2 And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, 8.3 And Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto him of their substance.

Jesus is accused of casting out devils using Beelzebub

Matthew 12.22 Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and saw. 12.23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is not this the son of David? 12.24 But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 12.25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 12.26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand? 12.27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges. 12.28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you. 12.29 Or else how can one enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he first bind the strong man? and then he will spoil his house. 12.30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad. 12.31 Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. 12.32 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. 12.33 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. 12.34 O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh. 12.35 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. 12.36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. 12.37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. Mark 3.20 And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 3.21 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself. 3.22 And the scribes which came down from Jerusalem said, He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. 3.23 And he called them unto him, and said unto them in parables, How can Satan cast out Satan? 3.24 And if a kingdom be divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 3.25 And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 3.26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. 3.27 No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house. 3.28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: 3.29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation: 3.30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit. Luke 11.14 And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered. 11.15 But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils. 11.16 And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven. 11.17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth. 11.18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. 11.19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges. 11.20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. 11.21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: 11.22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils. 11.23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

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The family of Jesus

Matthew 12.46 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 12.47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 12.48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 12.49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 12.50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Mark 3.31 There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, sent unto him, calling him. 3.32 And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren without seek for thee. 3.33 And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren? 3.34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 3.35 For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. Luke 8.19 Then came to him his mother and his brethren, and could not come at him for the press. 8.20 And it was told him by certain which said, Thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to see thee. 8.21 And he answered and said unto them, My mother and my brethren are these which hear the word of God, and do it.

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Follow Jesus, not family

Luke 14.25 And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them, 14.26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. 14.27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple. 14.28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? 14.29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him, 14.30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish. 14.31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 14.32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 14.33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

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The parable of the sower

Matthew 13.1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. 13.2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore. 13.3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Behold, a sower went forth to sow; 13.4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up: 13.5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: 13.6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root, they withered away. 13.7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: 13.8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold. 13.9 Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. 13.10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables? 13.11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. 13.12 For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. 13.13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand. 13.14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive: 13.15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them. 13.16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear. 13.17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them. 13.18 Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower. 13.19 When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. 13.20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; 13.21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended. 13.22 He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful. 13.23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty. Mark 4.1 And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude was by the sea on the land. 4.2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine, 4.3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a sower to sow: 4.4 And it came to pass, as he sowed, some fell by the way side, and the fowls of the air came and devoured it up. 4.5 And some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and immediately it sprang up, because it had no depth of earth: 4.6 But when the sun was up, it was scorched; and because it had no root, it withered away. 4.7 And some fell among thorns, and the thorns grew up, and choked it, and it yielded no fruit. 4.8 And other fell on good ground, and did yield fruit that sprang up and increased; and brought forth, some thirty, and some sixty, and some an hundred. 4.9 And he said unto them, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 4.10 And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable. 4.11 And he said unto them, Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God: but unto them that are without, all these things are done in parables: 4.12 That seeing they may see, and not perceive; and hearing they may hear, and not understand; lest at any time they should be converted, and their sins should be forgiven them. 4.13 And he said unto them, Know ye not this parable? and how then will ye know all parables? 4.14 The sower soweth the word. 4.15 And these are they by the way side, where the word is sown; but when they have heard, Satan cometh immediately, and taketh away the word that was sown in their hearts. 4.16 And these are they likewise which are sown on stony ground; who, when they have heard the word, immediately receive it with gladness; 4.17 And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word's sake, immediately they are offended. 4.18 And these are they which are sown among thorns; such as hear the word, 4.19 And the cares of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful. 4.20 And these are they which are sown on good ground; such as hear the word, and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some thirtyfold, some sixty, and some an hundred. Luke 8.4 And when much people were gathered together, and were come to him out of every city, he spake by a parable: 8.5 A sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured it. 8.6 And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. 8.7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it. 8.8 And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 8.9 And his disciples asked him, saying, What might this parable be? 8.10 And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of God: but to others in parables; that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand. 8.11 Now the parable is this: The seed is the word of God. 8.12 Those by the way side are they that hear; then cometh the devil, and taketh away the word out of their hearts, lest they should believe and be saved. 8.13 They on the rock are they, which, when they hear, receive the word with joy; and these have no root, which for a while believe, and in time of temptation fall away. 8.14 And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. 8.15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.

Light under a bushel

Matthew 5.14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 5.15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 5.16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Mark 4.21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? 4.22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested; neither was any thing kept secret, but that it should come abroad. 4.23 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear. Luke 8.16 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, covereth it with a vessel, or putteth it under a bed; but setteth it on a candlestick, that they which enter in may see the light. 8.17 For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad. 8.18 Take heed therefore how ye hear: for whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have.

The parable of the mustard seed

Matthew 13.31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 13.32 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. 13.33 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 leavened. 13.34 All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them: 13.35 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. Mark 4.24 And he said unto them, Take heed what ye hear: with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you: and unto you that hear shall more be given. 4.25 For he that hath, to him shall be given: and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath. 4.26 And he said, So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground; 4.27 And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how. 4.28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear. 4.29 But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he putteth in the sickle, because the harvest is come. 4.30 And he said, Whereunto shall we liken the kingdom of God? or with what comparison shall we compare it? 4.31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth: 4.32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; so that the fowls of the air may lodge under the shadow of it. 4.33 And with many such parables spake he the word unto them, as they were able to hear it. 4.34 But without a parable spake he not unto them: and when they were alone, he expounded all things to his disciples. Luke 13.18 Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? 13.19 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it. 13.20 And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? 13.21 It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 13.22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

The storm

Matthew 8.23 And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him. 8.24 And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 8.25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. 8.26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. 8.27 But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

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Mark 4.35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. 4.36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships. 4.37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full. 4.38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? 4.39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. 4.40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? 4.41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him? Luke 8.22 Now it came to pass on a certain day, that he went into a ship with his disciples: and he said unto them, Let us go over unto the other side of the lake. And they launched forth. 8.23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. 8.24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm. 8.25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.

The Gadarene swine

Matthew 8.28 And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. 8.29 And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? 8.30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. 8.31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine. 8.32 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 waters. 8.33 And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. 8.34 And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts. 9.1 And he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. Mark 5.1 And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the country of the Gadarenes. 5.2 And when he was come out of the ship, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit, 5.3 Who had his dwelling among the tombs; and no man could bind him, no, not with chains: 5.4 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces: neither could any man tame him. 5.5 And always, night and day, he was in the mountains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones. 5.6 But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and worshipped him, 5.7 And cried with a loud voice, and said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of the most high God? I adjure thee by God, that thou torment me not. 5.8 For he said unto him, Come out of the man, thou unclean spirit. 5.9 And he asked him, What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many. 5.10 And he besought him much that he would not send them away out of the country. 5.11 Now there was there nigh unto the mountains a great herd of swine feeding. 5.12 And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that we may enter into them. 5.13 And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in the sea. 5.14 And they that fed the swine fled, and told it in the city, and in the country. And they went out to see what it was that was done. 5.15 And they come to Jesus, and see him that was possessed with the devil, and had the legion, sitting, and clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 5.16 And they that saw it told them how it befell to him that was possessed with the devil, and also concerning the swine. 5.17 And they began to pray him to depart out of their coasts. 5.18 And when he was come into the ship, he that had been possessed with the devil prayed him that he might be with him. 5.19 Howbeit Jesus suffered him not, but saith unto him, Go home to thy friends, and tell them how great things the Lord hath done for thee, and hath had compassion on thee. 5.20 And he departed, and began to publish in Decapolis how great things Jesus had done for him: and all men did marvel. Luke 8.26 And they arrived at the country of the Gadarenes, which is over against Galilee. 8.27 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes, neither abode in any house, but in the tombs. 8.28 When he saw Jesus, he cried out, and fell down before him, and with a loud voice said, What have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God most high? I beseech thee, torment me not. 8.29 (For he had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For oftentimes it had caught him: and he was kept bound with chains and in fetters; and he brake the bands, and was driven of the devil into the wilderness.) 8.30 And Jesus asked him, saying, What is thy name? And he said, Legion: because many devils were entered into him. 8.31 And they besought him that he would not command them to go out into the deep. 8.32 And there was there an herd of many swine feeding on the mountain: and they besought him that he would suffer them to enter into them. And he suffered them. 8.33 Then went the devils out of the man, and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep place into the lake, and were choked. 8.34 When they that fed them saw what was done, they fled, and went and told it in the city and in the country. 8.35 Then they went out to see what was done; and came to Jesus, and found the man, out of whom the devils were departed, sitting at the feet of Jesus, clothed, and in his right mind: and they were afraid. 8.36 They also which saw it told them by what means he that was possessed of the devils was healed. 8.37 Then the whole multitude of the country of the Gadarenes round about besought him to depart from them; for they were taken with great fear: and he went up into the ship, and returned back again. 8.38 Now the man out of whom the devils were departed besought him that he might be with him: but Jesus sent him away, saying, 8.39 Return to thine own house, and shew how great things God hath done unto thee. And he went his way, and published throughout the whole city how great things Jesus had done unto him.

Woman with issue of blood / girl brought back from death

Matthew 9.18 While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 9.19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples. 9.20 And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: 9.21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 9.22 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. 9.23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise, 9.24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn. 9.25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose. 9.26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land. Mark 5.21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea. 5.22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet, 5.23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. 5.24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him. 5.25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, 5.26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, 5.27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. 5.28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole. 5.29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. 5.30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes? 5.31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 5.32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. 5.33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. 5.34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague. 5.35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further? 5.36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe. 5.37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James. 5.38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly. 5.39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. 5.40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying. 5.41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise. 5.42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment. 5.43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat. Luke 8.40 And it came to pass, that, when Jesus was returned, the people gladly received him: for they were all waiting for him. 8.41 And, behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue: and he fell down at Jesus' feet, and besought him that he would come into his house: 8.42 For he had one only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she lay a dying. But as he went the people thronged him. 8.43 And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any, 8.44 Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and immediately her issue of blood stanched. 8.45 And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me? 8.46 And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me. 8.47 And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for what cause she had touched him and how she was healed immediately. 8.48 And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace. 8.49 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master. 8.50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole. 8.51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden. 8.52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth. 8.53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead. 8.54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise. 8.55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat. 8.56 And her parents were astonished: but he charged them that they should tell no man what was done.

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Matthew 13.54 And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? 13.55 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? 13.56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? 13.57 And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. 13.58 And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief. Mark 6.1 And he went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow him. 6.2 And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing him were astonished, saying, From whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even such mighty works are wrought by his hands? 6.3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him. 6.4 But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. 6.5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. 6.6 And he marvelled because of their unbelief. And he went round about the villages, teaching. Luke 4.16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. 4.17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 4.18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, 4.19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. 4.20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. 4.21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. 4.22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? 4.23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. 4.24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. 4.25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land; 4.26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. 4.27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. 4.28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath, 4.29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong. 4.30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way, John 4.43 Now after two days he departed thence, and went into Galilee. 4.44 For Jesus himself testified, that a prophet hath no honour in his own country. 4.45 Then when he was come into Galilee, the Galilaeans received him, having seen all the things that he did at Jerusalem at the feast: for they also went unto the feast.

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Matthew 10.5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 10.6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 10.7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. 10.8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give. 10.9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses, 10.10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat. 10.11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence. 10.12 And when ye come into an house, salute it. 10.13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you. 10.14 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. 10.15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. 10.16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 10.17 But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; 10.18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. 10.19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. 10.20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. 10.21 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. 10.22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 10.23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 10.24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 10.25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Mark 6.7 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; 6.8 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse: 6.9 But be shod with sandals; and not put on two coats. 6.10 And he said unto them, In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. 6.11 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear you, when ye depart thence, shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. 6.12 And they went out, and preached that men should repent. 6.13 And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them. Luke 9.1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases. 9.2 And he sent them to preach the kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. 9.3 And he said unto them, Take nothing for your journey, neither staves, nor scrip, neither bread, neither money; neither have two coats apiece. 9.4 And whatsoever house ye enter into, there abide, and thence depart. 9.5 And whosoever will not receive you, when ye go out of that city, shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them. 9.6 And they departed, and went through the towns, preaching the gospel, and healing every where.

Luke 10.1 After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come. 10.2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest. 10.3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves. 10.4 Carry neither purse, nor scrip, nor shoes: and salute no man by the way. 10.5 And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. 10.6 And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again. 10.7 And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house. 10.8 And into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you, eat such things as are set before you: 10.9 And heal the sick that are therein, and say unto them, The kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 10.10 But into whatsoever city ye enter, and they receive you not, go your ways out into the streets of the same, and say, 10.11 Even the very dust of your city, which cleaveth on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be ye sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come nigh unto you. 10.12 But I say unto you, that it shall be more tolerable in that day for Sodom, than for that city. 10.13 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes. 10.14 But it shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the judgment, than for you. 10.15 And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell. 10.16 He that heareth you heareth me; and he that despiseth you despiseth me; and he that despiseth me despiseth him that sent me. 10.17 And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. 10.18 And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. 10.19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you. 10.20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in heaven. 10.21 In that hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that 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. 10.22 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him. 10.23 And he turned him unto his disciples, and said privately, Blessed are the eyes which see the things that ye see: 10.24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

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The death of John the Baptist

Matthew 14.1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 14.2 And said unto his servants, This is John the Baptist; he is risen from the dead; and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 14.3 For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife. 14.4 For John said unto him, It is not lawful for thee to have her. 14.5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, because they counted him as a prophet. 14.6 But when Herod's birthday was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced before them, and pleased Herod. 14.7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask. 14.8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger. 14.9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oath's sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her. 14.10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison. 14.11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother. 14.12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus. 14.13 When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities. Mark 6.14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him. 6.15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets. 6.16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead. 6.17 For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. 6.18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. 6.19 Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: 6.20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly. 6.21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to his lords, high captains, and chief estates of Galilee; 6.22 And when the daughter of the said Herodias came in, and danced, and pleased Herod and them that sat with him, the king said unto the damsel, Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, and I will give it thee. 6.23 And he sware unto her, Whatsoever thou shalt ask of me, I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. 6.24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist. 6.25 And she came in straightway with haste unto the king, and asked, saying, I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist. 6.26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for his oath's sake, and for their sakes which sat with him, he would not reject her. 6.27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison, 6.28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. 6.29 And when his disciples heard of it, they came and took up his corpse, and laid it in a tomb. Luke 9.7 Now Herod the tetrarch heard of all that was done by him: and he was perplexed, because that it was said of some, that John was risen from the dead; 9.8 And of some, that Elias had appeared; and of others, that one of the old prophets was risen again. 9.9 And Herod said, John have I beheaded: but who is this, of whom I hear such things? And he desired to see him.

c. 1607 Salome with the Head of St John the Baptist by Caravaggio (1571-1610)