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22 But Jefus faid unto him, Follow me, and let the dead bury their dead.

22. But Jefus answered him; You have forfaken all your earthly Relations and Fortunes, to become a Preacher of Righteousness; and if your Heart look back to any of thofe temporal Things, you are not worthy of this facred Ministry. No; Do you continue to follow me; and let others, who have not taken upon them this holy Office, take care to bury their own Dead.

23 And when he was entred into a

23. By this time the Difciples had

fhip, his difciples fol- provided Jefus a Boat, and he went into it together with his Difciples.

lowed him.

24 And behold, there arose a great tempeft in the fea, infomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 And his difciples came to him, and awoke him, faying, Lord fave us : we perish.

26 And he faith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arofe, and rebuked the winds and the fea, and there was a great calm.

27 But the men marvelled, faying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the fea obey him? And when

24. And as they were rowing over the Lake, a great ftorm of Wind arose, so that the Water grew rough, and the Billows beat into the Boat, But Jefus himself was afleep.

25. And the Disciples ran to him in a great Fright and waked him, faying; Lord, help us, we are juft finking.

26. But Jefus defigning to inure them to bear all hardfhips couragioufly and without fear, answered: O ye fearful and diftruftful Men! Have ye thus long heard my Doctrine and feen my Miracles, and dare ye not yet truft your felves to the Providence of God? However, he rofe up, and commanded the Winds to ceafe, and the Waters of the Lake to be ftill; and there was fuddenly a very great Calm.

27. At which both the Men of the Boat, and the Difciples themselves were exceedingly furprized, faying, How great is this Man? And how extraordinary is his Power? That even the Winds and the Waters obey him.

28 he was come to the other fide, in

28. Now when Jefus had croffed the Lake, and was landed on the o

to the country of ther fide in the Country of the Gerge

fenes, there met him two poffeffed Men, which used to wander in defart Places,

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* Whether our Saviour permitted this, to fhow the great power of evil Spirits, and how terrible the effects of their Malice would be upon Men, if they were not restrained by God: Or whether it was to punifh the Gergefenes for keeping these Beafts which were a Snare and Offence to the Jews, their Flesh not being permitted to be eaten: Or, for whatever other wife Reason it was: Certain it is, that this is the only Miracle our Saviour worked, whereby any Man fuffered damage.

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came into his own city.

33. At which the Keepers of the Swine, greatly terrified, fled presently had befel their Swine, and how the into the City, and told what misfortune two poffeffed Men were fuddenly cured and restored to their right Minds.

2 And behold they brought to him a man fick of

34. Whereupon almost all the Men of the City came out to fee Jefus. And being more terrified with the Power of Jefus, and vexed at the lofs of the Swine, than pleased with his Goodness in the Prefervation of the Men; they defired him to depart out of their Country.

CHA P. IX.

A Palfie cured; and Christ's Power of remitting Sins, occafionally afferted, ver. 1. The calling of Matthew, and Chrift's eating with Publicans and Sinners, ver. 9. The Difciples not fafting, defended, ver. 14. A Woman raised from the dead, and a Bloody-flux cured, ver. 18. Two blind Men cured, ver. 27. A dumb Man curea, ver. 32, The want of good Minifters, ver. 35.

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AND he entred I. ESUS perceiving hereby their difpofition of Mind, and their unpreparedness to receive his Doctrine, went again into the Boat, and croffed over the Lake, and returned into his own City Capernaum.

2. And while he was there, they brought to him a Man fo ill of the Palfie, that he was forced to be carried

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6. But I expreffed my felf thus, that ye might fee that the Meffiah has Power upon Earth to forgive Sins; God confirming my Sentence of Abfolution, by the vifible Miracle of healing the Man's Difeafe. Then Jefus turning himself to the fick Man, faid; Arife, take up your Bed, and go home.

7. And the Man was immediately healed, and the ufe of his Limbs returned to him entirely; fo that he took up his Bed and carried it Home.

8. And the Multitude being convinced by fo undeniable a Miracle, of the Divine Power refiding in Chrift, glorified God for having fent to them a

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