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25. Then he put them all out of the Room, except the Young Womans Parents and fome of his own Disciples: And he took her by the Hand, and fhe rofe up, and was cured perfectly.

26. And tho' he commanded them, not to publish the thing abroad; yet the Fame of fo extraordinary a Miracle presently spread over all the Country.

27. Now when Jefus departed from thence, two blind Men, who had heard of his wonderful Works, followed him, crying out; O thou Son of David, we believe thee to be the expected Meffiah, we beseech thee have pity on us.

28. And when he was come into the Houfe, the blind Men came to him. And Jefus, to inculcate perpetually the neceffity of Faith and the evil of Unbelief, asked them; Do ye indeed believe that I am fent of God, and have Power to do these things? And they answered, Yes.

29. Then he laid his Hands upon their Eyes, and faid; As ye have believed, fo be it done to you.

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26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

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29 Then touched he their eyes, faying, According to your faith, be it unto you.

30 And their eyes were opened, and Jefus ftraitly charged them; faying, See

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30. And their Sight was immediately reftored to them. But Jefus having already done many Miracles; and either knowing that the unbelieving Pharifees would be provoked to apprehend him before his time; or that the admiring Multitude would be ftrongly moved to come together feditiously, and make him (according to their falfe Notions of the Meffias) a temporal King; or elfe that he might set an Example of Humility, and how we ought not to be defirous of receiving Glory for our good Actions; flraitly charged the blind Men, that they fhould not divulge this Miracle abroad.

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32. When these Men were gone, the People brought to Jefus a Man that was dumb, and poffeffed with a Devil.

33. And Jefus caft out the Devil, and the dumb Man presently fpake. And the People, seeing that all manner of incurable Diseases were with equal eafe healed by Jefus with only a Word fpeaking, faid; Certainly this Man must be the Meffias; for there never arose a Prophet in Ifrael, that did so many and fo great Miracles in fuch a

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