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* I am the Way, the Tratly, and the Life"
WHAT JESUS SAID
BEING A COLLECTION OF THE
SELECTED LITERALLY FROM THE GOSPELS
In the following pages it has been attempted to present the sayings of Jesus Christ in a compact and isolated form, so that they may stand out alone, free from the interruption of the narrative portion of the Gospels. By this arrangement, it is believed, the divine words speak with new impressiveness and beauty; and thus, in a humble way, it may help to a more extended appreciation of them. When it is considered that the purport of the New Testament is the teachings of Christ, and that, whether for doctrine, for guidance, for edification, or for consolation, the words He uttered are those which most evoke the holier affections and appeal to heart and mind, the bringing together these words within a small compass, and in a shape suitable for easy reference, may prove useful as an incentive to the devout and thoughtful of all creeds.
Considerable attention has been directed to the way most likely to combine advantages of arrangement. The selections are placed in the same order as that of the gospels ; those from St Matthew first, then those from St Mark, St Luke, and St John. In some cases portions of different chapters are brought together where the same theme is under treatment, so that all spoken on that subject may be seen at once. However, as the chapter and verse are indicated in the margin, the attempts at classification need cause no inconvenience. With regard to the marginal words and sentences, they are chosen principally as “catch words," to arrest the eye, and guide it instantly to the place where particular topics may be found. In some other respects, it is hoped that the manner in which the compilation is arranged will add to its usefulness.
1 In those days came John the Baptist, preach- Chapter ing in the wilderness of Judæa,
2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of fore-se heaven is at hand.
13 9 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jor-| dan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?
15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.
1 Then was Jesus led up of the spirit into the Chapter wilderness to be tempted of the devil.
3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, tempted. If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of