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Matthew 12:1-21

1A.(1) At that time Jesus went on the sabbath day through the corn; and his disciples were an hungred, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. (2) But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon the sabbath day.

1B. (3) But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he was an hungred, and they that were with him; (4) How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but only for the priests? (5) Or have ye not read in the law, how that on the sabbath days the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and are blameless?

1C. (6) But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

1D.(7) But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

1C’. (8) For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

1B’.(9) And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue:

1A’/2A. (10) And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse him.

2B.(11) And he said unto them, What man shall there be among you, that shall have one sheep,

2C. and if it fall into a pit on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it out?

2B’. (12) How much then is a man better than a sheep?

2A’.  Wherefore it is lawful to do well on the sabbath days. (13) Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, like as the other.

3A. 14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.

3B. 15 But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence:

3C. and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all; 16 And charged them that they should not make him known:

3D. 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 18 Behold my servant, whom I have chosen; my beloved, in whom my soul is well pleased:

3C’. I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew judgment to the Gentiles.

3B’. 19 He shall not strive, nor cry; neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 A bruised reed shall he not break, and smoking flax shall he not quench, till he send forth judgment unto victory.

3A’. 21 And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.

 

 

Matthew 20:17-21:1

In this proposal the two disciples are paralleled with the two blind men!

A.(17) And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them, (18) Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death, (19) And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him:and the third day he shall rise again.

B.(20) Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. (21) And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom. (22) But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. (23) And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with:but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

C.(24) And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. (25) But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

D.(26) But it shall not be so among you:but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

E. (27) And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

D’.(28) Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

C’.(29) And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. (30) And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David. (31) And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace:but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.

B’.(32) And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? (33) They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. (34) So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes:and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

A’.(21:1)  And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples …

Matthew 2:1-12

A.(1) Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king,  behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

B.(2) Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

C.(3) When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. (4) And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

D.(5) And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea:

F. for thus it is written by the prophet, (6) And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

D’.(7) Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.(8) And he sent them to Bethlehem,

C’. and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. (9) When they had heard the king, they departed;

B’. and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. (10) When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. (11) And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

A’.(12) And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

Matthew 3:13-17

A.(13) Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan 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?

B.(15) And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now:

C. for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness.

B’. Then he suffered him.

A’.(16) And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: (17) and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

Matthew 16:28-17:9

A.(28) Verily I say unto you, There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom. (1) And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into an high mountain apart, (2) And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.

B.(3) And, behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.

C. (4) Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles; one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.

D.(5) While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said,

E. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

D’.(6) And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.

C’. (7) And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

B’.(8) And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.

A’.(9) And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.

Matthew 16:24-27

A.(24) Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

B.(25) For whosoever will save his life shall lose it:

C. and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

B’.(26) For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

A’.(27) For 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.

Matthew 16:4-17

A. (4) A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.  (5) And he left them, and departed.

B. And when his disciples were come to the other side,

C. they had forgotten to take bread.

D. (6) Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

E. (7) And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread. (8) Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread? (9) Do ye not yet understand,

F. neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

F’.(10) Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?

E’.(11) How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread,

D’. that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?

C’.(12) Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

B’. (13) When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am? (14) And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist:some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. (15) He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?

A’. (16) And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. (17) And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.

Matthew 5:22-48

this ambitious proposal is from JLB – thoughts?

A1: (22) Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:

B1: (23) But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

C1: Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; (24) Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

C1′: (25) Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

B1′: (26) Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

A2: (27) Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

B2: (28) But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

C2: (29) And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

C2′: (30) And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

A3: (31) It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

B3. (32) But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

A4: (33) Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

B4: (34) But I say unto you,

C4. Swear not at all;

D4:

i. neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne:

ii.(35) Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool:

 iii. neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King.

 iv. (36) Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou    canst not make one hair white or black.

C4′.: But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

A5: (38) Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

B5: (39) But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also.

C5: (40) And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also.

C5′: (41) And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

B5′: (42) Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

A6: (43) Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.

B6: (44) But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

C6. (45) That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:  for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

A6′: (46) For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?  (47) And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

C6′: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 15:1-9

A.(1) Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, (2) Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.

B.(3) But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

C.(4) For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.

C’.(5) But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; (6) And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free.

B’. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.

A’.(7) Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, (8) This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. (9) But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.