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The Pharisees Charge of Sabbath Breaking in the Corn Field Matt. 12:1-8, Mark 2:23-28, Luke 6:1-5 The Withered Hand Healed on the Sabbath Matt. 12:9-14, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:6-11 Jesus Heals Many Matt. 12:15-21,Mark 3:7-12 Ordaining the Twelve Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-16 The Sermon on the Mount Matt. 5:1 - Matt 8:1, Luke 6:17-49 Healing the Centurion's Servant Matt. 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-10 The Son of the Widow of Nain Luke 7:11-17 The Blind See, the Dumb Speak Matt. 9:27-34 Second Galilean Tour Matt. 9:35, Luke 8:1-3 Casting out a Devil from a Blind and Dumb Man Matt. 12:22-45,Mark 3:20-30, Luke 11:14-32 "Who Is My Mother,..." Matt. 12:46-50,Mark 3:31-35, Luke 8:19-21 Introduction to the Parables in the Sermon by the Sea Matt. 13:1-2, Mark 4:1-2, Luke 8:4 The Sower Matt. 13:3-9, Mark 4:3-9, Luke 8:5-8 The Wheat and Tares Matt. 13:24-30 The Mustard Seed Matt. 13:31-32,Mark 4:30-32, Luke 13:18-19 The Leaven Matt. 13:33, Luke 13:20-21 The Hidden Treasure Matt. 13:44 The One Goodly Pearl Matt. 13:45-46 The Net Matt. 13:47-50 The Candle Mark 4:21-25, Luke 8:16-18

The Pharisees Charge of Sabbath Breaking in the Corn Field DA 281 (Matt. 12:1-8, Mark 2:23-28, Luke 6:1-5)

And it came to pass on the second sabbath after the first, that Jesus went through the corn fields; and His disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, rubbing {them} in {their} hands, and to eat. 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." And Jesus answering them said, "Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; how he entered into the house of God, in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did take and eat the showbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests alone? 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? 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 sacrifice,' [Hosea 6:6] ye would not have condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day." And He said unto them, "The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath."
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The Withered Hand Healed on the Sabbath DA 286 (Matt. 12:9-14, Mark 3:1-6, Luke 6:6-11)

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. And the scribes and Pharisees asked Him, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days?" And they watched Him, whether He would heal him on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against Him. 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. 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? How much then is a man better than a sheep? 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 kill?" But they held their peace. 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 it was restored whole, like as the other. Then the Pharisees went out filled with madness; and straightway took counsel with the Herodians and communed one with another and held a council against Him, how they might destroy Him.
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Jesus Heals Many DA --- (Matt. 12:15-21, Mark 3:7-12)

But when Jesus knew {it}, He withdrew himself with His disciples to the sea: and a great multitude from Galilee followed Him, and from Judaea, 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, and He healed them all. And He spake to His disciples, that a small ship should wait on Him because of the multitude, lest they should throng Him. For He had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon Him for to touch Him, as many as had plagues. And unclean spirits, when they saw Him, fell down before Him, and cried, saying, "Thou art the Son of God." And He straitly charged the multitude that they should not make Him known. That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, "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 show judgment to the Gentiles. He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear His voice in the streets. A bruised reed shall He not break, and smoking flax shall He not quench, till He send forth judgment unto victory. And in His name shall the Gentiles trust." [Isaiah 42:1-3,6]
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Ordaining the Twelve DA 290 (Mark 3:13-19, Luke 6:12-16)

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. And when it was day, He calleth {unto Him} whom He would: and they came unto Him. And of them He chose twelve, whom also He named apostles. And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach, and to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. And [He ordained] Simon, (whom He also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, and James the {son} of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and He surnamed them Boanerges, which is, "The sons of thunder": Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the {son} of Alphaeus, and Simon the Canaanite, called "Zelotes", and Judas {the brother} of James [also known as] Thaddaeus, and Judas Iscariot, the traitor, which also betrayed Him: and they went into an house.
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The Sermon on the Mount DA 298 (Matt. 5:1 - Matt 8:1, Luke 6:17-49)

And He came down with them, and stood in the plain, and the company of His disciples, and a great multitude of people out of all Judaea and Jerusalem, and from the sea coast of Tyre and Sidon, which came to hear Him, and to be healed of their diseases; and they that were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch Him: for there went virtue out of Him, and healed {them} all. And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came unto Him: and He lifted up His eyes on His disciples, and He opened His mouth, and taught them, saying, "Blessed {are} the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed {are} they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. "Blessed {are ye} that weep now: for ye shall laugh. "Blessed {are} the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. "Blessed {are} they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. "Blessed {are} the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. "Blessed {are} the pure in heart: for they shall see God. "Blessed {are} the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. "Blessed {are} they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are ye, when {men} shall revile you, and persecute {you}, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, blessed are ye when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you {from their company}, and shall reproach {you}, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man's sake. "Rejoice ye in that day, and be exceeding glad, and leap for joy: for great {is} your reward in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers persecuted the prophets which were before you. "But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation. Woe unto you that are full! for ye shall hunger. Woe unto you that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep. Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false prophets. "Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. "Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 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. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and 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 fulfil. For verily I say unto you, till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one 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, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach {them}, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed {the righteousness} of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: but I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, `raca', shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, `thou fool', shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. "Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee 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, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. "Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, `Thou shalt not commit adultery' [Exodus 20:14], but I say unto you, that whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. "And if 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. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, 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. "It hath been said, `Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement' [Deut. 24:1]: but I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery. "Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, `Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths' [Lev. 19:12]: but I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's 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. "Ye have heard that it hath been said, `An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth' [Ex. 21:24, Lev. 24:20, Deut. 19:21]: but I say unto you, that ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have {thy} cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask {them} not again. "Ye have heard that it hath been said, `Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy' [Lev. 19:18]. But I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. "And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise: 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. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? Do not even the publicans [and] sinners also love those that love them? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more {than others}? do not even the publicans so? "And if ye do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do even the same. And if ye lend {to them} of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for He is kind unto the unthankful and {to} the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father also is merciful, [and] be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. "Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest {thine} alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues 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 not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret Himself shall reward thee openly. "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites {are}: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. 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 thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen {do}: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask Him. "After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as {it is} in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: for Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. "For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. "Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves 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 thine eye be single, 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 {is} that darkness! "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 despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. "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 than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? "Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, {shall He} not much more {clothe} you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, `What shall we eat?' or, `What shall we drink?' or, `Wherewithal shall we be clothed?' (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and 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 {is} the evil thereof. "Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: for with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's 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; when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote out of thy brother's eye. "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. 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. Or what man is there of 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 which is in heaven give good things to them that ask Him?" And He spake a parable unto them, "Can the blind lead the blind? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his Master: but every one that is perfect shall be as His Master. "Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. 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 {can} 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. "For of thorns men do not gather figs, nor of a bramble bush gather they grapes. A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. Therefore all things 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 strait gate: for wide {is} the gate, and broad {is} the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait {is} the gate, and narrow {is} the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. "And why call ye Me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say? 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 which is in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, `Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Thy name? and in Thy name have cast out devils? and in Thy name done many wonderful works?' And then will I profess unto them, `I never knew you: depart from Me, ye that work iniquity.' "Whosoever cometh to Me, and heareth My sayings, and doeth them, I will show you to whom he is like: he is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and the rain descended, and the winds blew, and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. "And every one that heareth these sayings of Mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, [and] against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at His doctrine: for He taught them as {One} having authority, and not as the scribes. When He was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed Him.
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Healing the Centurion's Servant DA 315 (Matt. 8:5-13, Luke 7:1-10)

Now when He had ended all His sayings in the audience of the people, He entered into Capernaum. And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto Him the elders of the Jews, beseeching Him that He would come and heal his servant. And when they came to Jesus, they besought Him instantly, saying, that he was worthy for whom he should do this: for he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. Then Jesus went with them. And when He was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to Him, saying unto Him, "Lord, trouble not Thyself: for I am not worthy that Thou shouldest enter under my roof: wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto Thee: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I also am a man under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, `Go', and he goeth; and to another, `Come', and he cometh; and to my servant, `Do this', and he doeth {it}." When Jesus heard these things, He marvelled at him, and turned Him about, and said unto the people that followed Him, "I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in 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 outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth." And Jesus said unto they that were sent, "Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, {so} be it done unto thee." And they that were sent, returning to the house, found his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
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The Son of the Widow of Nain DA 315 (Luke 7:11-17)

And it came to pass the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and much people. Now when He came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her. And when the Lord saw her, He had compassion on her, and said unto her, "Weep not" And He came and touched the bier: and they that bare {him} stood still. And He said, "Young man, I say unto thee, Arise." And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And He delivered him to his mother. And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying, that a great Prophet is risen up among us; and, that God hath visited His people. And this rumour of Him went forth throughout all Judaea, and throughout all the region round about.
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The Blind See, the Dumb Speak DA 262 (Matt. 9:27-34)

And when Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed Him, crying, and saying, "{Thou} son of David, have mercy on us." 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". Then touched He their eyes, saying, "According to your faith be it unto you". And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, "See {that} no man know {it}". But they, when they were departed, spread abroad His fame in all that country. 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 spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, "It was never so seen in Israel". But the Pharisees said, "He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils".
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Second Galilean Tour DA --- (Matt. 9:35, Luke 8:1-3)

And it came to pass afterward, that Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people, and the twelve {were} with Him. And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils, and Joanna the wife of Chuza Herod's steward, and Susanna, and many others, which ministered unto Him of their substance.
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Casting out a Devil from a Blind and Dumb Man DA 321 (Matt. 12:22-45, Mark 3:20-30, Luke 11:14-32)

And the multitude cometh together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. Then was brought unto Him one possessed with a devil, blind, and dumb: and He healed him. And it came to pass that the blind and dumb both spake and saw; and the people wondered, and were amazed, and said, "Is not this the Son of David"? But when the Pharisees heard {it}, they went out to lay hold on Him: for they said, "He is beside Himself. He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils". And others, tempting {Him}, sought of Him a sign from heaven. And Jesus knew their thoughts, and He called them and said unto them in parables, "Every kingdom 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 his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast {them} out? 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. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: no man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and then he will spoil his house. He that is not with Me is against Me; and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth abroad. "Verily I say unto you, all manner of sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme: but he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation": because they said, "He hath an unclean spirit." "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. "O generation 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. But I say unto you, that every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned." Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, "Master, we would see a sign from Thee". And when the people were gathered thick together, He answered and said unto them, "An evil and adulterous generation 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 whale's belly [and it] was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a Greater than Jonas {is} here. "The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a Greater than Solomon {is} here. "When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, `I will return into my house from whence I came out'; and when he is come, he findeth {it} empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last {state} of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation." And it came to pass, as He spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto Him, "Blessed {is} the womb that bare Thee, and the paps which Thou hast sucked". But He said, "Yea rather, blessed {are} they that hear the word of God, and keep it".
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"Who Is My Mother,..." DA 321 (Matt. 12:46-50, Mark 3:31-35, Luke 8:19-21)

While He yet talked to the people, behold, {His} mother and His brethren stood without, desiring to speak with Him, and could not come at Him for the press, and, standing without, sent unto Him, calling Him. And the multitude sat about Him, and they said unto Him, "Behold, Thy mother and Thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with Thee". But He answered and said unto him that told Him, "Who is My mother? and who are My brethren"? And He looked round about on them which sat about Him, and He stretched forth His hand toward His disciples, and said, "Behold My mother and My brethren! For whosoever shall hear the word of God, and do the will of My Father which is in heaven, the same is My brother, and My sister, and mother".
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Introduction to the Parables in the

Sermon by the Sea DA --- (Matt. 13:1-2, Mark 4:1-2, Luke 8:4)

The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea side. And He began again to teach: and there was gathered unto Him a great multitude, come to Him out of every city, so that He entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and the whole multitude stood on the shore by the sea on the land. And He taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in His doctrine:
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The Sower DA --- (Matt. 13:3-9, Mark 4:3-9, Luke 8:5-8)

"Behold, a sower went out to sow his seed: and as he sowed, some {seeds} fell by the way side; and it was trodden down, and the fowls of the air devoured them up: some fell on stony ground, where it had not much earth; and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth: and when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had no root [and] lacked moisture, they withered away. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them: and it yielded no fruit. But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold." And when He had said these things, He said unto them, "He that hath ears to hear, let him hear".
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The Wheat and Tares DA --- (Matt. 13:24-30)

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 men 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 servants 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.' "The servants 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 until the harvest': and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, `Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.'"
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The Mustard Seed DA --- (Matt. 13:31-32, Mark 4:30-32, Luke 13:18-19)

Another parable put He forth unto them, saying, "Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it? or with what comparison shall we compare it? The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is sown, it groweth up, and becometh greater than all herbs, and shooteth out great branches; and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it."
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The Leaven DA --- (Matt. 13:33, Luke 13:20-21)

Another parable spake He unto them; "Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God? The kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
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The Hidden Treasure DA --- (Matt. 13:44)

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.
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The One Goodly Pearl DA --- (Matt. 13:45-46)

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
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The Net DA --- (Matt. 13:47-50)

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a 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 vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels 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."
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The Candle DA --- (Mark 4:21-25, Luke 8:16-18)

And He said unto them, "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. For nothing is kept secret, that shall not be known and come abroad." 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. For whosoever hath, to him shall be given; and whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he seemeth to have. If any man have ears to hear, let him hear."
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