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31 Insomuch that the multitude wondred when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see : and they glorified the God of Israel.

32 * Then Jesús called his disciples unto 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, left they faint in the way. 33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude 2 .

34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? and they said,Seven, and a few little fishes.

35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.

36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples , and the disciples to the multitude.

37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left, seven baskets full.

38 And they that did eat, were four thousand men, beside Women and children.

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Loaves of Bread, and a few

small Fishes. 35, & 36. Then Jesus, commanding the People to sit down in Ranks upon the Ground, took the Bread and Fish in his Hands; and when he had given Thanks to God and blessed them, he brake and gave them to the Disciples, and the Disciples distributed them to the multitude. 37, & 38. And though the Number of People that did eat, was not less than four thousand Men, besides Women and Children, yet such was the efficacy of the divine Power evidenced in the increase of the Bread and Fish, upon Christ's giving his Blessing, that not only all this multitude had enough and were satisfied, but there remained moreover as many Fragments, as when they # , , were

were gathered pp, filled seven Bread-baskets. 39. After this, Jesus sent away the People ; and went himself by Water into the Country of Magdala.

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him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.


2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather : for the sky is red. 3 And in the morning, it will be foul weather to day: for

the sky is red and

lowring. O ye bypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, but can ye not

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ler Matters, to observe the Signs and Tokens of Things that are to happen 5 ye can guess by the Face and Colour of the Sky, what Weather is like to be the next Morning or Evening; Why then will you not take pains in Affairs of greater concern, to observe the Periods and Revolutions of Things 2 Why can you not study to learn from the Predićtions of the Prophets, and from the Things which ye see accordingly come to pass, to know the Time and the Person of the Messiar. 4. But ye are a degenerate and perverse Generation of Men. Yehave seen many of the things, which were foretold of the Messias, already accomplished in me 3 and yet ye will not understand nor believe. Ye have seen me already work many and great Miracles before your Faces, and yet nothing will convince you but more Signs. I tell you, God will not vouchsafe any more Signs to this Generation,but

discern the signs of the times 2

4. A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign, and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the fign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

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