The Bread of Life and the
Iesus Rebuketh the Thoughtless Driver.
1. AGAIN Iesus said, I am the true Bread and the
living Vine. Your fathers did eat manna in the wilderness and are dead.
This is the food of God which cometh down from heaven, that whosoever
eat thereof shall not die. I am the living food which came down from
heaven, if any eat of this food they shall live for ever; and the bread
that I will give is My truth and the wine which I will give is my life.
2. And the Jews strove amongst themselves, saying,
How can this man give us himself for food? Then Iesus said, Think ye
that I speak of the eating of flesh, which ye ignorantly do in the
Temple of God?
3. Verily my body is the substance of God, and this
is meat indeed, and my blood is the life of God and this is drink
indeed. Not as your ancestors, who craved for flesh, and God gave them
flesh in his wrath, and they ate of corruption till it stank in their
nostrils, and their carcases fell by the thousand in the wilderness by
reason of the plague.
4. Of such it is written, They shall wander nine and
forty years in the wilderness till they are purified from their lusts,
ere they enter into the land of rest, yea, seven times seven years
shall they wander because they have not known My ways, neither obeyed
5. But They who eat this flesh and drink this blood
dwell in me and I in them. As the Father- Mother of life hath sent me,
and by Whom I live, so they that eat of me who am the truth and the
life, even they shall live by me.
6. This is that living bread which coming down from
heaven giveth life to the world. Not as your ancestors did eat manna
and are dead. They that eat of this bread and this fruit, shall live
for ever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he taught in
Capernaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they heard this, said,
This is an hard saying, who can receive it?
7. When Iesus knew in himself that his disciples
murmured at it, he said unto them, Doth this offend you? What and if ye
shall see the Son and Daughter of man ascend to where they were
before? It is the spirit that quickeneth, the flesh and blood
profiteth nothing. The words that I speak unto you, they are spirit and
they are life.
8. But there are some of you that believe not, For
Iesus knew from the beginning who they were who should believe not, and
who should betray him. Therefore said he unto them. No one can come
unto me, except it were given from above.
9. From that time many of his disciples went back
and walked no more with him. Then said Iesus unto the twelve, Will ye
also go away ?
10. Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord to whom
shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life. And we believe and we
are sure that thou art that Christ, a Son of the living God.
11. Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you
Twelve, and one also who is a traitor ? He spake of Judas
Iscariot son of Simon the Levite, for he it was that should
12. AND Iesus was travelling to Jerusalem, and there
came a camel heavy laden with wood. and the camel could not drag it up
the hill whither he went for the weight thereof, and the driver beat
him and cruelly ill-treated him, but he could make him go no further.
13. And Iesus seeing this, said unto him, Wherefore
beatest thou thy brother? And the man answered, I wot not that he is my
brother, is he not a beast of burden and made to serve me?
14. And Iesus said, Hath not the same God made of
the same substance the camel and thy children who serve thee, and have
ye not one breath of life which ye have both received from God ?
15. And the man marvelled much at this saying, and
he ceased from beating the camel, and took off some of the burden and
the camel walked up the hill as Iesus went before him, and stopped no
more till he ended his journey.
16. And the camel knew Iesus, having felt of the
love of God in him. And the man inquired further of the doctrine, and
Jesus taught him gladly and he became his disciple.
LECTION 31. 4. -Iesus quoted from a more ancient
version than we now possess.
God the Food and Drink of
1. AND it came to pass as he sat at supper with his
disciples one of them said unto him: Master, how sayest thou that thou
wilt give thy flesh to eat and thy blood to drink, for it is a hard
saying unto many?
2. And Jesus answered and said: The words which I
spake unto you are Spirit and they are Life. To the ignorant and the
carnally minded they savour of bloodshed and death, but blessed are
they who understand.
3. Behold the corn which groweth up into ripeness
and is cut down, and ground in the mill, and baked with fire into
bread! of this bread is my body made, which ye see: and lo the grapes
which grow on the vine unto ripeness, and are plucked and crushed in
the winepress and yield the fruit of the vine! of this fruit of the
vine and of water is made my blood.
4. For of the fruits of the trees and the seeds of
the herbs alone do I partake, and these are changed by the Spirit into
my flesh and my blood. Of these alone and their like shall ye eat who
believe in me, and are my disciples, for of these, in the Spirit come
life and health and healing unto man.
5. Verily shall my Presence be with you in the
Substance and Life of God, manifested in this body, and this blood; and
of these shall ye all eat and drink who believe in me.
6. For in all places I shall be lifted up for the
life of the world, as it is written in the prophets; From the rising up
of the sun unto the going down of the same, in every place a pure
Oblation with incense shall be offered unto my Name.
7. As in the natural so in the spiritual. My
doctrine and my life shall be meat and drink unto you, —the Bread of
Life and the Wine of Salvation.
8. As the corn and the grapes are transmuted into
flesh and blood, so must your natural minds be changed into spiritual.
Seek ye the Transmutation of the natural into the Spiritual.
9. Verily I say unto you, in the beginning, all
creatures of God did find their sustenance in the herbs and the fruits
of the earth alone, till the ignorance and the selfishness of man
turned many of them from the use which God had given them to that which
was contrary to their original use, but even these shall yet
return to their natural food, as it is written in the prophets, and
their words shall not fail.
10. Verily God ever giveth of the Eternal Life
and Substance to renew the forms of the universe. It is therefore
of the flesh and blood, even the Substance and Life of the Eternal,
that ye are partakers unto life, and my words are spirit and they are
11. And if ye keep My commandments and live the life
of the righteous, happy shall ye be in this life, and in that which is
to come. Marvel not therefore that I said unto you, Except ye eat of
the flesh and drink the blood of God, ye have no life in you.
12. And the disciples answered saying: Lord,
evermore give us to eat of this bread, and to drink of this cup, for
thy words are meat and drink indeed;. By thy Life and by thy Substance
may we live forever.
LECTION 32. 4,5, 8. -The true significance of the
bread and the wine in the Holy Eucharist is here taught by anticipation
-the substance and life of the Eternal One given and shed for the
sustenance of the universe, and this does not exclude, but contains,
all other mystical significations which piety suggests, as good,
beautiful, and true -each in its place.
By The Shedding of Blood
of Others is No Remission of Sins.
1. IESUS was teaching his disciples in the outer
court of the Temple and one of them said unto him: Master, it is said
by the priests that without shedding of blood there is no remission.
Can then the blood offering of the law take away sin?
2. And Iesus answered: No blood offering, of beast
or bird, or man, can take away sin, for how can the conscience be
purged from sin by the shedding of innocent blood? Nay, it will
increase the condemnation.
3. The priests indeed receive such offering as a
reconciliation of the worshippers for the trespasses against the law of
Moses, but for sins against the Law of God there can be no remission,
save by repentance and amendment.
4. Is it not written in the prophets, Put your blood
sacrifices to your burnt offerings, and away with them, and cease ye
from the eating of flesh, for I spake not to your fathers nor commanded
them, when I brought them out of Egypt, concerning these things? But
this thing I commanded saying:
5, Obey my voice and walk in the ways that I have
commanded you, and ye shall be my people, and it shall be well with
you. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear.
6. And what doth the Eternal command you but to do
justice, love mercy and walk humbly with your God? Is it not written
that in the beginning God ordained the fruits of the trees and the
seeds and the herbs to be food for all flesh?
7. But they have made the House of Prayer a den of
thieves, and for the pure Oblation with Incense, they have polluted my
altars with blood, and eaten of the flesh of the slain.
8. But I say unto you: Shed no innocent blood nor
eat ye flesh. Walk uprightly, love mercy, and do justly, and your days
shall be long in the land.
9. The corn that groweth from the earth with the
other grain, is it not transmuted by the Spirit into my flesh? The
grapes of the vineyard, with the other fruits are they not transmuted
by the Spirit into my blood? Let these, with your bodies and souls be
your Memorial to the Eternal.
10. In these is the presence of God manifest as the
Substance and as the Life of the world. Of these shall ye eat and drink
for the remission of sins, and for eternal life, to all who obey my
11. Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market, a
pool which is called Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a
great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for
the moving of the waters.
12. For at a certain season, an angel went down into
the pool and troubled the waters; whosoever went first into the waters
was made whole of whatever disease he had. And a man impotent from his
birth was there.
13. And Iesus said unto him. Bring not the waters
healing? He said unto him. Yea, Lord, but I have no man when the water
is troubled to put me in, and while I am trying to come another
steppeth down before me. And Jesus said to him, Arise, take up thy bed
and walk. And immediately he rose and walked. And on the same day was
14. The Jews therefore said to him, It is the
Sabbath it is not lawful for thee to carry thy bed. And he that was
healed wist not that it was Iesus. And Iesus had conveyed himself away,
a multitude being in that place.
LECTION 33. 4. -Here is given the true significance
of Ier. vii. 22, or as it should be rendered in that place, " Ye add
burnt sacrifice to burnt offering and ye eat flesh. But I spake not to
your fathers nor commanded them concerning these things," etc. Else, as
translated in the A. V. it is inimical to the sense, see Numbers xi.
Love of Iesus for All
1. WHEN Jesus knew how the Pharisees had murmured
and complained because he made and baptized more disciples than John,
he left Judea, and departed unto Galilee.
2. AND Jesus came to a certain Tree and abode
beneath it many days. And there came Mary Magdalene and other women and
ministered unto him of their substance, and he taught daily all that
came unto him.
3. And the birds gathered around him, and welcomed
him with their song, and other living creatures came unto his feet, and
he fed them, and they ate out of his hands.
4. And when he departed he blessed the women who
shewed love unto him, and turning to the fig tree, he blessed it also,
saying. Thou hast given me shelter and shade from the burning heat, and
withal thou hast given me food also.
5. Blessed be thou, increase and be fruitful, and
let all who come to thee, find rest and shade and food, and let the
birds of the air rejoice in thy branches.
6. And behold the tree grew and flourished
exceedingly, and its branches took root downward, and sent shoots
upward, and it spread mightily, so that no tree was like unto it for
its size and beauty, and the abundance and goodness of its fruit.
7. AND as Jesus entered into a certain village he
saw a young cat which had none to care for her, and she was hungry and
cried unto him, and he took her up, and put her inside his garment, and
she lay in his bosom.
8. And when he came into the village he set food and
drink before the cat, and she ate and drank, and shewed thanks unto
him. And he gave her unto one of his disciples, who was a widow, whose
name was Lorenza, and she took care of her.
9. And some of the people said, This man careth for
all creatures, are they his brothers and sisters that he should love
them ? And he said unto them, Verily these are your fellow creatures of
the great Household of God, yea, they are your brethren and sisters,
having the same breath of life in the Eternal.
10. And whosoever careth for one of the least of
these, and giveth it to eat and drink in its need, the same doeth it
unto me, and whoso willingly suffereth one of these to be in want, and
defendeth it not when evilly entreated, suffereth the evil as done unto
me; for as ye have done in this life, so shall it be done unto you in
the life to come.
LECTION 34. 2. -This beautiful incident does not
stand alone in history, a similar story is related of Buddha, the
Enlightener of India, the "Light of the East"; nor is it by any means
irreverent to suppose that similar things should happen to persons of
The Good Law. Mary
1. AND behold a certain lawyer stood up and tempted
him, saying, Master, what shall I do to gain eternal life? He said unto
him, What is written in the law ? how readest thou ?
2. And he answering, said, Thou shalt not do unto
others, as thou wouldst not that they should do unto thee. Thou shalt
love thy God with all thy heart and all thy soul and all thy mind. Thou
shalt do unto others, as thou wouldst not that they should do unto thee.
3. And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right,
this do and thou shalt live; on these three commandments hang all the
law and the prophets, for who loveth God, loveth his Neighbour also.
4. But he, willing to justify himself, said unto
Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said, A certain man
went down from Jesusalem to Jericho, and fell among, thieves, which
stripped him of his raiment and wounded him and departed leaving him
5. And by chance there came down a certain priest
that way, and when he saw him he passed by on the one side. And
likewise a Levite also came and looked on him, and passed by on the
6. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came
where he was, and when he saw him he had compassion on him. And went to
him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on
his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him.
7. And on the morrow when he departed he took out
two pence, and gave them to the host, and said, Take care of him and
whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
8. Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was
neighbour unto him that fell among thieves? And he said. He that shewed
mercy on him. Then said Iesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
9. Now it came to pass, as they went, that he
entered into a certain village, and a woman named Martha received him
into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who also sat at
Iesus, feet, and heard his word.
10. But Martha was cumbered about much serving and
came to him saying, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left
me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she may help me.
11. And Iesus answered and said unto her, Martha,
Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things, but one thing
is needful, and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be
taken away from her.
12. AGAIN, as Iesus sat at supper with his disciples
in a certain city, he said unto them, As a Table set upon twelve
pillars, so am I in the midst of you.
13. Verily I say unto you, Wisdom buildeth her house
and heweth out her twelve pillars. She doth prepare her bread and her
oil, and mingle her wine. She doth furnish her table.
14. And she standeth upon the high places of the
city, and crieth to the sons and the daughters of men! Whosoever will,
let them turn in hither, let them eat of my bread and take of my oil,
and drink of my wine.
15. Forsake the foolish and live, and go in the way
of understanding. The veneration of God is the beginning of wisdom, and
the knowledge of the holy One is understanding. By me shall your days
be multiplied, and the years of your life shall he increased.
LECTION 35. 2. -Although these words do not occur as
they stand verbatim in any version of the Law of Moses as commonly
received, the spirit of them certainly is there to be found, and in the
original copy of the law (the best portion of which has been recovered
by spiritual revelation) the very words also. And this original version
was doubtless known to this young lawyer, as it evidently was to Iesus,
when afterwards he gave the new law to his disciples on the holy Mount
when he was transfigured before them in the company of Moses and Elias,
the representatives of the old law, which was itself transfigured into
v. 9. -" But one thing is needful " has been interpreted by some, not
without reason or probability, as meaning that there were flesh and
non-flesh food at the feast, and so he said to Martha, " but one thing
(dishes or food) is needful, and Mary hath chosen the better portion."
Meaning also, in the spiritual plane, the pure food of heavenly wisdom
for the soul. It may have been spoken against luxurious multiplicity of
dishes in general. (See Dr. A. Clarke i,1, loco.)
The Woman Taken in
1. ON a certain day, early in the morning, Iesus
came again into the temple, and all the people came unto him, and he
sat down and taught them.
2. And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a
woman taken in adultery, and when they had set her in the midst, they
said unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very
acts. Now Moses in the law commanded us that such should be stoned, but
what sayest thou?
3. This they said, tempting him, that they might
have to accuse him. But Iesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote
on the ground, as though he heard them not.
4. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up
himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him
cast the first stone at her.
5. And again he stooped down and wrote on the
ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own
conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the
last; and Iesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
6. When Iesus had lifted up himself, and saw none
but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers?
hath no man condemned thee? She said unto him, No man, Lord. And Iesus
said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee. From henceforth sin no more;
go in peace.
7. AND he spake this parable unto certain which
trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
Two men went up into the Temple to pray; the one a rich Pharisee,
learned in the law, and the other a taxgatherer, who was a sinner.
8. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself;
God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners,
unjust, adulterers, or even as this taxgatherer. I fast twice in the
week, 1 give tithes of all that I possess,
9. And the taxgatherer, standing afar off, would not
lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breath,
saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
10. I tell you, this man went down to his house
justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself
shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
LECTION 36. 2-6. -This beautiful story, so
characteristic of Iesus, has been most unjustifiably pronounced by
modern revisers as an interpolation. It is a parable of human life,
ever true, never old. "Let him who is without sin amongst you cast the
The Regeneration of The
1. IESUS sat in the porch of the Temple, and some
came to learn his doctrine, and one said unto him, Master, what
teachest thou concerning life?
2. And he said unto them, Blessed are they who
suffer many experiences, for they shall be made perfect through
suffering: they shall be as the angels of God in Heaven and shall die
no more, neither shall they be born any more, for death and birth have
no more dominion over them.
3. They who have suffered and overcome shall be made
Pillars in the Temple of my God, and they shall go out no more. Verily
I say unto you, except ye be born again of water and of fire, ye cannot
see the kingdom of God.
4. And a certain Rabbi (Nicodemus) came unto him by
night for fear of the Jews, and said unto him. How can a man be born
again when he is old? can he enter a second time into his mother's womb
and be born again ?
5. Iesus answered, Verily I say unto you except a
man be born again of flesh and of spirit, he cannot enter into the
kingdom of God. The wind bloweth where it listeth, and ye hear the
sound thereof, but cannot tell whence it cometh or whither it goeth.
6. The light shineth from the East even unto the
West; out of the darkness, the Sun ariseth and goeth down into darkness
again; so is it with man, from the ages unto the ages.
7. When it cometh from the darkness, it is that he
hath lived before, and when it goeth down again into darkness, it is
that he may rest for a little, and thereafter again exist.
8. So through many changes must ye be made perfect,
as it is written in the book of Job, I am a wanderer, changing place
after place and house after house, until I come unto the City and
Mansion which is eternal.
9. And Nicodemus said unto him, How can these things
be? And Iesus answered and said unto him, Art thou a teacher in Israel,
and understandeth not these things? Verily we speak that which we do
know, and bear witness to that which we have seen, and ye receive not
10. If I have told you of earthly things and ye
believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of Heavenly things? No
man hath ascended into Heaven, but he that descended out of Heaven,
even the Son-Daughter of man which is in Heaven.
LECTION 37. 8. -That our Lord spoke here
primarily of a physical rebirth as the great aid of the spiritual
re-birth, there can be no doubt, for he distinctly declares he had been
telling Nicodemus of "earthly things" in the preceding words, albeit as
the analogies and correspondences of spiritual things, as his usual
method was. To interpret this dialogue, even as in the A. V.,
exclusively of the spiritual re-birth, is contrary to the plain meaning
of the words.
Iesus Condemneth the
Ill-Treatment of Animals.
1. AND some of his disciples came and told him of a
certain Egyptian, a son of Belial, who taught that it was lawful to
torment animals, if their sufferings brought any profit to men.
2. And Iesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you,
they who partake of benefits which are gotten by wronging one of God's
creatures, cannot be righteous: nor can they touch holy things, or
teach the mysteries of the kingdom, whose hands are stained With blood,
or whose mouths are defiled with flesh.
3. God giveth the grains and the fruits of the earth
for food: and for righteous man truly there is no other lawful
sustenance for the body.
4. The robber who breaketh into the house made by
man is guilty, but they who break into the house made by God, even of
the least of these are the greater sinners. Wherefore I say unto all
who desire to be my disciples, keep your hands from bloodshed and let
no flesh meat enter your mouths, for God is just and bountiful,
who ordaineth that man shall live by the fruits and seeds of the earth
5. But if any animal suffer greatly, and if its life
be a misery unto it. or if it be dangerous to you, release it from its
life quickly, and with as little pain as you can, Send it forth in love
and mercy, but torment it not, and God the Father-Mother will shew
mercy unto you, as ye have shown mercy unto those given into your hands.
6. And whatsoever ye do unto the Cast of these my
children, ye do it unto me. For I am in them and they are in me, Yea, I
am in all creatures and all creatures are in me. In all their joys I
rejoice, in all their afflictions I am afflicted. Wherefore I say unto
you: Be ye kind one to another, and to all the creatures of God.
7. AND it came to pass the day after, that he came
into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and
8. 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.
9. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on
her, and said unto her, Weep not, thy son sleepeth. And he came and
touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said,
Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
10. And he that was esteemed dead sat up, and began
to speak. And he delivered him to his mother. And there came an awe
upon all: and they glorified God, saying, A great prophet is risen up
among us; and God hath visited his people.
LECTION 38. -"Death" here, as in other cases, is a
state of trance or suspended animation, not easily distinguishable from
death even by the physician. A circumstance often leading to the
revolting fact of burial alive -a fate, however, not so utterly
hopeless in the East, where the dead are buried earth to earth in their
shrouds, as in the countries of the West, with the modern and barbarous
custom of closed coffins, with covers fastened down, and seven feet of
earth over them. It is now ascertained by the more advanced and
enlightened medical men, and others, and their official reports, that
five per 1,000 must, in these English countries, come to this terrible
fate, as there are yet no efforts made to prevent it, as in France,
Holland, and other countries, where more rational and civilized
practices prevail, and where it is found that five per 1,000 come to
life, before actual interment, or show signs of premature burial after,
Seven Parables of the The
Kingdom of Heaven.
1. AGAIN Iesus was sitting under the Fig tree, and
his disciples gathered round him, and, round them came a multitude of
people to hear him, and said unto them, Whereunto shall I liken the
Kingdom of Heaven ?
2. AND he spake this parable, saying. The kingdom of
Heaven is like to a certain seed, small among seeds, which a man taketh
and soweth in his field, but when it is grown it becometh a great tree
which sendeth forth its branches all around, which again, shooting
downward into the earth take root and grow upward, till the field is
covered by the tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the
branches thereof and the creatures of the earth find shelter beneath it.
3. ANOTHER parable put he forth unto them, saying,
The kingdom of Heaven is like unto a great treasure hid in a field, the
which when a man findeth he hideth it, and for joy thereof goeth and
selleth all that he hath and buyeth that field, knowing how great will
be the wealth therefrom,
4. AGAIN is the kingdom of Heaven like to one pearl
of great price, which is found by a merchant seeking goodly pearls, and
the merchant finding it, selleth all that he hath and buyeth it knowing
how many more times it is worth than that which he gave for it.
5. AGAIN, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a woman
who taketh of the incorruptible leaven and hideth it in three measures
of meal, till the whole is leavened, and being baked by fire, becometh
one loaf. Or, again, to one who taketh a measure of pure wine, and
poureth it into two or four measures of water, till the whole being
mingled becometh the fruit of the vine.
6. AGAIN, the Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a City
built foursquare on the top of a high hill, and established on a rock,
and strong in its surrounding wall, and its towers and its gates, which
lie to the north, and to the south, and to the east, and to the
west. Such a city falleth not, neither can it be hidden, and its gates
are open unto all, who, having the keys, will enter therein.
7. AND he spake another parable, saying: The Kingdom
of Heaven is like unto good seed that man sowed in his field, but in
the night, while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares also among
the wheat, and went his way. But when the blade sprung up and brought
forth fruit in the ear, there appeared the tares also.
8. And the servants of the householder came unto him
and said, Sir, didst thou not sow good seed in thy field, whence then
hath it tares? And he said unto them, An enemy hath done this.
9. And the servants said unto him, Wilt thou then
that we go and gather them up ? But he said, Nay, lest haply while ye
gather up the tares, ye root up the good wheat with them.
10. Let both grow together until the harvest, and in
the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers,
Gather up first the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them and
enrich the soil, but gather the wheat into my barn.
11. AND again he spake, saying, The kingdom of
Heaven is like unto the sowing of seed. Behold a sower went forth to
sow, and as he sowed, some seeds fell by the wayside, and the fowls of
the air came and devoured them.
12. And others fell upon rocky places without much
earth, and straightway they sprang up because they had no deepness of
earth, and when the sun was risen they were scorched, and because they
had no root they whithered away.
13. And others fell among thorns, and the thorns
grew up and choked them. And others fell upon good ground, ready
prepared, and yielded fruit, some a hundredfold, some sixty, some
thirty. They who have ears to hear let them hear.
Iesus Expounds His Inner
Teaching to the Twelve.
1. AND the disciples came and said unto him, Why
speakest thou unto the multitude in parables? He answered and said unto
them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom
of Heaven, but to them it is not given.
2. For whosoever hath to him shall be given and he
shall have more abundance; but whosoever hath not, from him shall be
taken away even that which he seemeth to have.
3. Therefore speak I to them in parables because
they seeing see not, and hearing they hear not, neither do they
4. For in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias.
which saith, Hearing ye shall hear and shall not understand and
seeing ye shall see and shall not perceive; for this people's heart is
waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing and their eyes they
have closed, lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear
with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be
converted and I should heal them.
5. But blessed are your eyes for they see, and your
ears for they hear, and your hearts for they understand. For verily I
say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see
those things which ye See, and have not seen them, and hear those
things which ye hear, and have not heard them.
6. THEN Iesus sent the multitude away and his
disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the
field; and he answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed
Is the Son of man; the field is the world, the good seed are the
children of the kingdom, but the tares are the children of the wicked
one. The enemy that sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of
the world, and the reapers are the angels.
7. As therefore the tares are gathered and burned in
the fire so shall it be in the end of this world. The Son of man shall
send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all
things that offend, and them which do iniquity, and shall cast them
into a furnace of fire, and they who will not be purified shall be
utterly consumed. Then shall the righteous shine forth as the Sun in
the kingdom of Heaven.
8. HEAR ye also the parable of the sower. The seed
that fell by the wayside is like as when any hear the word of the
kingdom, and understand it not, then cometh the wicked one and catcheth
away that which was sown in their heart. These are they which received
seed by the wayside.
9. And they that received the seed into stony
places, the same are they that hear the Word and anon with joy receive
it. Yet have they not root in themselves but endure only a while, for
when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the Word, by and by
they are offended.
10. They also that received seed among the thorns
are they that hear the Word, and the cares of this world and the
deceitfulness of riches choke the Word, and they become unfruitful.
11. But they that receive the seed into the good
ground, are they that hear the Word and understand it, who also bear
fruit and bring forth, some thirty, some sixty, some a hundred fold.
12. These things I declare unto you of the inner
circle; but to those of the outer in parables. Let them hear who have
ears to hear.
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