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THE SYROPHENICIAN'S DAUGHTER IS HEALED [The borders of Tyre and Sidon]
MATTHEW 15
21Then Jesus went from there, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon. 22And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried to him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, you Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23But he did not answer her a word. And his disciples came and asked of him, saying, Send her away; for she cries after us. 24But he answered and said, I am not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25Then she came and worshiped him, saying, Lord, help me. 26But he answered and said, It is not fit to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs. 27And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table. 28Then Jesus answered and said to her, O woman, great is your faith: be it done to you even as you will. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
MARK 7
24And from there he arose, and went into the borders of Tyre and Sidon, and entered into a house, and would have no man know it : but he could not be hidden. 25For a certain woman, whose young daughter had an unclean spirit, heard of him, and came and fell at his feet: 26 The woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by nation; and she besought him that he would cast the devil out of her daughter. 27But Jesus said to her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not fitting to take the children's bread, and to cast it to the dogs. 28And she answered and said to him, Yes, Lord: yet the dogs under the table eat of the children's crumbs. 29And he said to her, For this saying go your way; the demon is gone out of your daughter. 30And when she came to her house, she found the demon gone out, and her daughter laid on the bed.

RETURNS TO DECAPOLIS

DEAF AND DUMB CURED - 4,000 PLUS WOMEN AND CHILDREN WERE FED WITH 7 LOAVES AND A FEW FISHES -
MATTHEW 15
29And Jesus departed from there, and came near to the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
MARK 7
31And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came to the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis.
MARK 7
32And they brought to him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they besought him to put his hand on him. 33And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; 34And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. 35And immediately his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. 36And he charged those that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it ; 37And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
MATTHEW 15
30And great multitudes came to him, having with them those who were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them: 31So that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
MATTHEW 15
32Then Jesus called his disciples to him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way. 33And his disciples said to him, From where should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude? 34And Jesus said to them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven, and a few little fish. 35And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground. 36And he took the seven loaves and the fish, and gave thanks, and broke them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37And they all ate and were filled: and they took up of the broken food that was left seven baskets full. 38And those who ate were four thousand men, beside women and children.
MARK 8
1In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him , and said to them, 2I have compassion on the multitude, because they have been with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: 3And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for many of them came from far. 4And his disciples answered him, From where can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness? 5And he asked them, How many loaves have you? And they said, Seven. 6And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and broke, and gave to his disciples to set before them ; and they set them before the people. 7And they had a few small fish: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them . 8So they ate, and were filled: and they took up seven baskets of the broken food that was left. 9And those who had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away..

THE PHARISEES ASK FOR A SIGN FROM HEAVEN  [From Decapolis to Magdala in Dalmanutha]
MATTHEW 15
39And he sent away the multitude, and took a ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.

MATTHEW 16
1The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting him desired him that he would show them a sign from heaven. 2 He answered and said to them, When it is evening, you say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red. 3And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O you hypocrites, you can discern the face of the sky; but you can not discern the signs of the times? 4a A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonah.

MARK 8
10And immediately he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha. 11And the Pharisees came out, and began to question with him, seeking a sign from heaven from him, tempting him. 12And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and said, Why does this generation seek after a sign? verily I say to you, no sign shall be given to this generation.

LEFT MAGDALA BY BOAT "TO THE OTHER SIDE"

A diseased woman cured
MATTHEW 16
4b And he left them, and departed.

5And when his disciples came to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread. 6Then Jesus said to them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees. 7And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have not taken bread. 8Which when Jesus perceived, he said to them, O you of little faith, why do you reason among yourselves, because you have brought no bread? 9Do you not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 10Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets you took up? 11How is it that you do not understand that I spoke to you not concerning bread, but that you should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees? 12Then they understood how that he bade them not to beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

MARK 8
13And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side. 14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they more than one loaf in the ship with them. 15And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod. 16And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread. 17And when Jesus knew it , he said to them, Why do you reason because you have no bread? Do you not perceive yet, neither understand? have you your heart yet hardened? 18Having eyes, do you not see? and having ears, do you not hear? and do you not remember? 19When I broke the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take you up? They said to him, Twelve. 20And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments did you take up? And they said, Seven. 21And he said to them, How is it that you do not understand?

BACK TO BETHSAIDA
[Where the 5,000 were fed. Luke 9:10-17]

THE BLIND MAN CURED
MARK 8
22And he came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to him, and besought him to touch him. 23And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands on him, he asked him if he saw anything. 24And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking. 25After that he put his hands again on his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly. 26And he sent him away to his house, saying, Do not go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

WENT NORTH TO THE VICINITY OF CAESAREA PHILIPPI

WHO AM I ?
MATTHEW 16
13When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? 14And they said, Some say that you are John the Baptist: some, Elijah;@ and others, Jeremiah, or one of the prophets. 15He said to them, But whom do you say that I am? 16And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17And Jesus answered and said to him, You% are blest, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood has not revealed it to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18And I say also to you,% That you1 are Peter*, and on this rock# I will build my church; and the gates of hades shall not prevail against it. 19And I will give to you% the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and what ever you% shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and what ever you% shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 20Then  he charged his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
[@"Malachi 4:5. %singular pronoun refering to Peter only. *Greek petron here and in John 1:42, #Greek petroV]
MARK 8
27And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying to them, Whom do men say that I am? 28And they answered, John the Baptist: but some say , Elijah; and others, One of the prophets. 29And he said to them, But whom do you say that I am? And Peter answered and said to him, You are the Christ. 30And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.
LUKE 9
18And it came to pass, as he was alone praying, his disciples were with him: and he asked them, saying, Whom do the people say that I am? 19They answering said, John the Baptist; but some say, Elijah; and others say, that one of the old prophets is risen again. 20 He said to them, But whom do you say that I am? Peter answering said, The Christ of God. 21And he straitly charged them, and commanded them to tell no man that thing;

THE LORD PREDICTS HIS PASSION
MATTHEW 16
21From that time on Jesus began to show to his disciples, how he must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
MARK 8
31And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32aAnd he spoke that saying openly.
LUKE 9
22Saying, The Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
MATTHEW 16
22Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from you1, Lord: this shall not be to you1. 23But he turned, and said to Peter, Get behind me, Satan (= obstructionist): you1 are an offence to me: for you1 do not savour (relish) the things that are of God, but those that are of men.
MARK 8
32b And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him. 33But when he had turned about and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get you behind me, Satan: for you savor not the things that are of God, but the things that are of men.
MATTHEW 16
24 Then [Greek: tote] Jesus said to his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
MARK 8
34And when he had called the people to him with his disciples also, he said to them, whoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
LUKE 9
23And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.
MATTHEW 16
25For who ever will save his life shall lose it: and who ever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.
MARK 8
35For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
LUKE 9
24For whoever will save his life shall lose it: but whoever will lose his life for my sake, the same shall save it.
Luke 17 [Similar Topic]
33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
Matthew 10 [Similar Topic]
39 He who finds his life shall lose it: and he who loses his life for my sake shall find it.
John 12 [Similar Topic]
25 He who loves his life shall lose it; and he who hates his life in this world shall keep it to life eternal.
MATTHEW 16
26For what does it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
MARK 8
36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? 37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
LUKE 9
25For what is a man advantaged if he gain the whole world, and lose himself, or be cast away?
MATTHEW 16
27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.
MARK 8
38Whoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he comes into the glory of his Father with the holy angels.
LUKE 9
26For whoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father's, and of the holy angels.
MATTHEW 16
28Verily I say to you, There are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.
MARK 9
1And he said to them, Verily I say to you, That there are some of those who stand here, who shall not taste of death, till they have seen the kingdom of God come with power.
Luke 9
27But I tell you of a truth, there are some standing here, who shall not taste of death, till they see the kingdom of God.
Matthew 24
[Similar topic]
34 Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.
Mark 13
[Similar topic]
30 Verily I say to you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things are done.
Luke 21
[Similar topic]
32 Verily I say to you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

THE TRANSFIGURATION
[Mount Herman is the nearest high mountain to Caesarea Phillipi]
MATTHEW 17
1 And after [Greek: meq] six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and brought them up into a high mountain apart, 2And was transfigured before them: and his face shone as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3And, behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with him. 4Then Peter answered, and said to Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if you will, let us make here three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah.
MARK 9
2 And after [Greek: meq] six days Jesus took with him Peter, and James, and John, and led them up into a high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them. 3And his clothes became shining, exceedingly white as snow; such as no fuller on earth can whiten them. 4And Elijah with Moses appeared to them: and they were talking with Jesus. 5And Peter answered and said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah. 6For he did not know what to say; for they were sore afraid.
LUKE 9
28 And it came to pass about [Greek: 'wsei] eight days after these sayings, he took Peter and John and James, and went up into a mountain to pray. 29And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was altered, and his clothes were white and glistering. 30And, behold, two men talked with him, who were Moses and Elijah: 31Who appeared in glory, and spoke of his decease which he should accomplish at Jerusalem. 32But Peter and those who were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him. 33And it came to pass, as they departed from him, Peter said to Jesus, Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles; one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah: not knowing what he said.
MATTHEW 17
5a While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said,
MARK 9
7a And there was a cloud that overshadowed them: and a voice came out of the cloud, saying,
LUKE 9
34While he thus spoke, there came a cloud, and overshadowed them: and they feared as they entered into the cloud. 35a And there came a voice out of the cloud, saying,
Matthew 3 [Similar topic]
16And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up immediately out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and  alighting on him: 17a And lo a voice from heaven, saying,
Mark 1 [Similar topic]
10And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending on him: 11a And there came a voice from heaven, saying ,
Luke 3 [Similar topic]
21b. that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened, 22a And the Holy Spirit descended in a bodily shape like a dove on him, and a voice came from heaven, which said,
5b This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; you hear him. 7b This is my beloved Son: hear him. 35b This is my beloved Son: hear him.  17b This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 11b You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. 22b You are my beloved Son; in you I am well pleased.
MATTHEW 17
6And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid. 7And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and do not be afraid. 8And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, except Jesus only.
MARK 9
8And suddenly, when they had looked round about, they saw no man any more, except Jesus only with themselves.
LUKE 9
36a And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone.
MATTHEW 17
9And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man is risen again from the dead.
MARK 9
9And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man was risen from the dead.
MARK 9
10 And they kept that saying with themselves, questioning one another what the rising from the dead should mean.
LUKE 9
36b And they kept it close, and told no man in those days any of those things which they had seen.
MATTHEW 17
10And his disciples asked him, saying, Why then do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? 11And Jesus answered and said to them, Elijah truly does come first, and restores all things. 12But I say to you, That Elijah has come already, and they did not know him, but have done to him what ever they wished. Likewise shall the Son of man also suffer of them. 13Then the disciples understood that he spoke to them of John the Baptist.
MARK 9
11And they asked him, saying, Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first? 12And he answered and told them, Elijah verily does come first, and restores all things; and how it is written of the Son of man, that he must suffer many things, and be set at naught. 13But I say to you, That Elijah indeed came, and they have done to him what ever they wanted, as it is written of him.
Malachi 4 
[The prediction]
5Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: 6And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a curse
Matthew 11 [Similar topic]
12And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force. 13For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John. 14And if you will receive it, this is Elijah, who was to come. 15He who has ears to hear, let him hear.
Luke 1 [Similar topic]
17And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.

THE EPILEPTIC SON CURED
MATTHEW 17
14And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying, 15Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is a lunatic, and sore vexed: for often times he falls into the fire, and often into the water. 16And I brought him to your disciples, but they could not cure him. 17Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him here to me. 18And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour. 19Then the disciples came to Jesus apart, and said, Why could we not cast him out? 20And Jesus said to them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say to you, If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Remove from here to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible to you. 21Howbeit this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
MARK 9
14And when he came to his disciples, he saw a great multitude about them, and the scribes questioning with them. 15And when they beheld him immediately all the people were greatly amazed, and running to him , they saluted him. 16And he asked the scribes, What do you question with them? 17And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought to you my son, who has a dumb spirit; 18And where ever he takes him, he tears him: and he foams, and gnashes with his teeth, and pines away: and I spoke to your disciples so that they might cast him out; and they could not. 19He answered him, and said, O faithless generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him to me. 20And they brought him to him: and when he saw him, immediately the spirit tore him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming. 21And he asked his father, How long ago is it since this came on him? And he said, Of a child. 22And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us, and help us. 23 Jesus said to him, If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes. 24And immediately the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help you my unbelief. 25When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying to him, You dumb and deaf spirit, I charge you, come out of him, and enter no more into him. 26And the spirit cried, and tearing him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; so that many said, He is dead. 27But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. 28And when he was come into the house, his disciples asked him privately, Why could we not cast him out? 29And he said to them, This kind can come out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting.
LUKE 9
37 And it came to pass, that on the next day, when they had come down from the hill, many people met him. 38And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech you, look on my son: for he is my only child. 39And, lo, a spirit takes him, and he suddenly cries out; and it tears him so that he foams again, and bruising him hard departs from him. 40And I besought your disciples to cast him out; and they could not. 41And Jesus answering said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you, and suffer you? Bring your son here. 42And as he was yet coming, the demon threw him down, and tore him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.

THEY RESORTED TO GALILEE
MATTHEW 17
22And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men: 23And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again. And they were exceedingly sorry.
MARK 9
30And they departed from there, and passed through Galilee; and he would not that any man should know it . 31For he taught his disciples, and said to them, The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, and they shall kill him; and after that he is killed, he shall rise the third day. 32But they did not understand that saying, and were afraid to ask him.
LUKE 9
43 And they were all amazed at the mighty power of God. But whilst every one of them wondered at all the things which Jesus did, he said to his disciples, 44Let these sayings sink down into your ears: for the Son of man shall be delivered into the hands of men. 45But they did not understand this saying, and it was hidden from them, so that they did not perceive it: and they were afraid to ask him of that saying.

THE TRIBUTE MONEY FOUND IN THE FISH'S MOUTH  [Capernaum]
MATTHEW 17
24And when they were come to Capernaum, those who received tribute money came to Peter, and said, does your master not pay tribute? 25He said, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus went before him, saying, What do you think, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers? 26Peter said to him, Of strangers. Jesus said to him, Then are the children free. 27But, lest we should offend them, go to the sea, and cast in a hook, and take up the first fish that comes up; and when you* have opened his mouth, you *will find a piece of money: that take, and give it to them for me and you* [*singular - i.e. Peter].
MARK 9
33a And he came to Capernaum:

WHO SHOULD BE GREATEST ?
MATTHEW 18
1At the same time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2And Jesus called a little child to him, and set him in the midst of them, 3And said, Verily I say to you, Except you be converted, and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven. 4Who ever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5And who ever shall receive one such little child in my name receives me. 6But who ever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it would be better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.

7Woe to the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence comes! 8Therefore if your hand or your foot offend you, cut them off, and cast them from you: it is better for you to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire. 9And if your eye offend you, pluck it out, and cast it from you: it is better for you to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

MARK 9
33b and being in the house he asked them, What was it that you disputed among yourselves by the way? 34But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. 35And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said to them, If any man desires to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all. 36And he took a child, and set him in the midst of them: and when he had taken him in his arms, he said to them, 37whoever shall receive one of such children in my name, receives me: and whoever shall receive me, receives not me, but him who sent me. 38And John answered him, saying, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name, and he does not follow us: and we forbade him, because he was not following us. 39But Jesus said, Do not forbid him: for there is no man who shall do a miracle in my name, who can lightly speak evil of me. 40For he who is not against us is on our side.

41For whoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because you belong to Christ, verily I say to you, he shall not lose his reward. 42And whoever shall offend one of these little ones who believe in me, it is better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea. 43And if your hand offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched: 44Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. 45And if your foot offend you, cut it off: it is better for you to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched: 46Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched. 47And if your eye offend you, pluck it out: it is better for you to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire: 48Where their worm dies not, and the fire is not quenched.A 49For every one shall be salted with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt.B 50Salt is good: but if the salt has lost its saltiness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another. [A Isaiah 66:24.  B Leviticus 2:13 cp.Malachi 3:2]

LUKE 9
46 But [Greek: de] there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be the greatest. 47And Jesus, perceiving the thought of their heart, took a child, and set him by him, 48And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives me: and whoever shall receive me receives him who sent me: for he who is least among you all, the same shall be great. 49And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he did not follow with us. 50And Jesus said to him, Do not forbid him: for he who is not against us is for us.
MATTHEW 18
10Take heed that you despise not one of these little ones; for I say to you, That in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 12What do you think? if a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them is gone astray, does he not leave the ninety nine, and go into the mountains, and seek that which is gone astray? 13And if he finds it, verily I say to you, he rejoices more for that sheep, than for the ninety nine who did not go astray. 14Even so it is not the will of your Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

15Moreover if your brother shall trespass against you, go and tell him his fault between you and him alone: if he shall hear you, you have gained your brother. 16But if he will not hear you, then take with you one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. 17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it to the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be to you as a heathen man and a publican. 18Verily I say to you, What ever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and what ever you shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19Again I say to you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father who is in heaven. 20For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

21Then Peter came to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times?* 22Jesus said to him, I say to you not until seven times: but, until seventy times seven. 23Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, who would take account of his servants. 24And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, who owed him ten thousand talents. 25But because he had nothing to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made. 26The servant therefore fell down, and worshiped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay you all. 27Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt. 28But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow servants, who owed him a hundred pennnies: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me what you owe. 29And his fellow servant fell down at his feet, and begged him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay you all. 30And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31So when his fellow servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told to their lord all that was done. 32Then his lord, after he had called him, said to him, O you wicked servant, I forgave you all that debt, because you desired me: 33Should you not also have had compassion on your fellow servant, even as I had pity on you? 34And his lord was angry, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due to him. 35So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also to you, if you from your hearts do not forgive every one his brother their trespasses. [*Luke 17:4ff]

THE LORD LEAVES GALILEE FOR THE EAST SIDE OF THE JORDON VALLEY
MATTHEW 19
1And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond the Jordan; 2And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
MARK 10
1 And he arose from there, and came into the coasts of Judea by the farther side of the Jordan: and the people resorted to him again; and, as he was used to, he taught them again.

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