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15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come when the bridegroom shall be taken from them,and then shall they fast.

16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment : for that which is put in to fill it up, taketh from the garment,and the rent is made worse.

17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth

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ing while they have the enjoyment of my immediate Presence. - 17. And as it is very improper to put new Wine into old Bottles, which will thereby be in danger, f to

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very improper, to put my Disciples upon Fasting and Austerities, while I am giving them the first Instru&ions for their Ministry: But all such things ought to be accommodated, to the Conditions of the Persons, and to the Circumstances of the Time. 18. W While Jesus was speaking these things, there came a Ruler of the Synagogue, and fell down before him, and intreated him, faying ; Lord, I have a Daughter lying now in my House so very ill, that by this time I fear she may even be dead. Yet by the greatness of your Power and the Miracles which I have heard of, I am convinced that if you will please to come down and lay your Hand upon her, you can cause her to recover. 19. Jesus, as he was always willing to do good to those who desired any thing of him with Faith and Sincerity, immediately went down with the Man

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new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

18 of While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

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23. By this time, Jesus was come near the Rulers House : And when he went in, he found the young Wo. man dead, and her Relations tumultuously lament

ing and bewailing over .

her. 24. But knowing the Power of God, and what he intended to do; he told them the young Woman was not dead, but asleep; and bad them all go out. But they, knowing certainly that she was dead, laughed at him and derided him, 25. Then he put them all out of the Room, except the young Womans Parents and some of his own Disciples: And he took her by the Hand, and she rose up, and was cured perfectly. 26. And tho' he commanded them, not to publish the thing abroad, yet the Fame of so extraordinary a Miracle presently spread over all the Country.

23 And when Jesus came into the rulers house,and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

24 He said unto them, Give place, for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

25 But when the people were put forth, he went in,and took her by the hand, and the maid aroses

26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all the land.

27 "And when Jesus departed thence,two blind men followed him, crying, and saying,Thou son of David, have mercy on lls,

28 And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believeye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it unto you.

3o And their eyes were opened,and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know 4t.

27. W Now when Jesus departed from thence, two blind Men, who had heard of his wonderful Works, followed him crying out ; Q thou Son of David, we believe thee to be the expected Messiah, we beseech thee have pity on us.

28. And when he was

come into the House, the

blind Men came to him, And Jesus, to inculcate perpetually the necessity of Faith and the evil of Llnbelief, asked them; Do ye indeed believe that I am sent of God and have Power to do these things And

they answered, Yes. 29. Then he laid his Hands upon their Eyes, and said: As ye have believed,

so be it done to you. 30. And their Sight was immediately restored to them. But Jesus, having already done many Miracles; and either knowing that the unbelieving Pharifees,would be much provoked to apprehend him before his time; or that the admiring Mul

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