1 Jesus the Lord of the sabbath
1 At that time Deut. 23:25;Mark 2:23;Luke 6:1Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were a hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat.
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.
3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read 1 Sam. 21:6what David did, when he was a hungred, and they that were with him;'
4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat Ex. 25:30;Lev. 24:5the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, Ex. 29:32;Lev. 8:31;& 24:9but only for the priests?'
5 Or have ye not read in the Num. 28:9;John 7:22law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?'
6 But I say unto you, That in this place is 2 Chr. 6:18;Mal. 3:1one greater than the temple.'
7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, Hos. 6:6;Mic. 6:6-8;ch. 9:13I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.'
8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.'
9 Mark 3:1;Luke 6:6And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:
10 And behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Luke 13:14;& 14:3;John 9:16Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.
11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep, and if See Ex. 23:4,5;Deut. 22:4it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?'
12 How much then is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days.'
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.
14 Jesus heals many
15 But when Jesus knew it, See ch. 10:23;Mark 3:7he withdrew himself from thence: ch. 19:2and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all,
16 And ch. 9:30charged them that they should not make him known:
17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
18 Is. 42:1Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, ch. 3:17;& 17:5in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.
19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets.
20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.
21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.
22 The Pharisees' slander
22 See ch. 9:32;Mark 3:11;Luke 11:14Then 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.
23 And all the people were amazed, and said, Is this the son of David?
25 And Jesus ch. 9:4;John 2:25;Rev. 2:23knew 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:'
26 And if Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom stand?'
27 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? therefore they shall be your judges.'
28 But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then Dan. 2:44;& 7:14;Luke 1:33;& 11:20;& 17:20,21the kingdom of God is come unto you.'
29 Is. 49:24;Luke 11:21-23Or 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.'
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.'
31 Wherefore I say unto you, Mark 3:28;Luke 12:10;Heb. 6:4;& 10:26,29;1 John 5:16All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: Acts 7:51but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.'
32 And whosoever ch. 11:19;& 13:55;John 7:12,52speaketh a word against the Son of man, 1 Tim. 1:13it 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.'
33 Either make the tree good, and ch. 7:17;Luke 6:43his fruit good; or else make the tree corrupt, and his fruit corrupt: for the tree is known by his fruit.'
34 O ch. 3:7;& 23:33generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? Luke 6:45for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.'
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.'
36 But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.'
37 For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.'
38 Warning against seeking signs
38 ch. 16:1;Mark 8:11;Luke 11:16;John 2:18;1 Cor. 1:22Then certain of the scribes and of the Pharisees answered, saying, Master, we would see a sign from thee.
39 But he answered and said to them, An evil and Is. 57:3;ch. 16:4;Mark 8:38;John 4:48adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:'
40 Jonah 1:17For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.'
41 Luke 11:32The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and See Jer. 3:11;Ezek. 16:51;Rom. 2:27shall condemn it: Jonah 3:5because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and behold, a greater than Jonas is here.'
42 1 Ki. 10:1;2 Chr. 9:1;Luke 11:31The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the uttermost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.'
43 Luke 11:24When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, Job 1:7;1 Pet. 5:8he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.'
44 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.'
45 Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: Heb. 6:4;& 10:26;2 Pet. 2:20-22and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.'
46 Jesus' true family
46 While he yet talked to the people, Mark 3:31;Luke 8:19-21behold, his mother and ch. 13:55;Mark 6:3;John 2:12;& 7:3,5;Acts 1:14;1 Cor. 9:5;Gal. 1:19his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.
47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.
48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?'
49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren.'
50 For See John 15:14;Gal. 5:6;& 6:15;Col. 3:11;Heb. 2:11whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.'
51 The parable of the sower
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