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sea and land to make one prose- with them in the blood of the prolyte, and when he is made, ye phets. Wherefore ye be witnesses make him twofold more the child unto yourselves, that ye are the of hell than yourselves. Woe unto children of them which killed the you, ye blind guides, which say, prophets. Fill ye up then the meaWhosoever shall swear by the tem- sure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ple, it is nothing; but whosoever ye generation of vipers, how can shall swear by the gold of the tem- ye escape the damnation of hell ? ple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and Wherefore, behold, I send unto blind: for whether is greater, the you prophets, and wise men, and gold, or the temple that sancti- scribes : and some of them ye shall fieth the gold ? And, Whosoever kill and crucify; and some of them shall swear by the altar, it is no- shall ye scourge in your synathing; but whosoever sweareth gogues, and persecute them from by the gift that is upon it, he is city to city: that upon you may guilty. Ye fools and blind: for come all the righteous blood shed whether is greater, the gift, or upon the earth, from the blood of the altar that sanctifieth the gift? righteous Abel unto the blood of Whoso therefore shall swear by Zacharias son of Barachias, whom the altar, sweareth by it, and by ye slew between the temple and all things thereon. And whoso the altar. Verily I say unto you, shall swear by the temple, swear- All these things shall come upon eth by it, and by him that dwell- this generation. O Jerusalem, Jeeth therein. And he that shall rusalem, thou that killest the proswear by heaven, sweareth by the phets, and stonest them which are throne of God, and by him that sent unto thee, how often would I sitteth thereon. Woe unto you, have gathered thy children togescribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! ther, even as a hen gathereth her for ye pay tithe of mint and anise chickens under her wings, and ye and cummin, and have omitted would not! Behold, your house the weightier matters of the law, is left unto you desolate. For I judgment, mercy, and faith: these say unto you, Ye shall not see me ought ye to have done, and not to henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessleave the other undone. Ye blind ed is he that cometh in the name guides, which strain at a gnat, of the Lord. and swallow a camel. Woe unto
CHAP. XXIV. you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye make clean the out- Jan. 27, May 26, Sept. 23. side within tupande fitheo platter: Appleste mente ut, rand der but they full
parted from temple: and tion and excess. Thou blind Pha- his disciples came to him for to risee, cleanse first that which is shew him the buildings of the within the cup and platter, that temple. And Jesus said unto the outside of them may be clean them, See ye not all these things ? also. Woe unto you, scribes and verily I say unto you, There shall Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are not be left here one stone upon like unto whited sepulchres, which another, that shall not be thrown indeed appear beautiful outward, down. And as he sat upon the but are within full of dead men's mount of Olives, the disciples bones, and of all uncleanness. Even came unto him privately, saying, so ye also outwardly appear righ- Tell us, when shall these things teous unto men, but within ye be ? and what shall be the sign of are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. thy coming, and of the end of the Woe unto you, scribes and Pha- world? And Jesus answered and risees, hypocrites ! because ye
said unto them, Take heed that build the tombs of the prophets, no man deceive you. For many and garnish the sepulchres of the shall come in my name, saying, righteous, and say, If we had I am Christ; and shall deceive been in the days of our fathers, many. And ye shall hear of wars we would not have been partakers and rumours of wars : see that
ye be not troubled: for all these bers; believe it not. For as the things must come to pass, but the lightning cometh out of the east, end is not yet. For nation shall and shineth even unto the west; rise against nation, and kingdom so shall also the coming of the Son against kingdom: and there shall of man be. For wheresoever the be famines, and pestilences, and carcase is, there will the eagles be earthquakes, in divers places. All gathered together. Immediately these are the beginning of sor- after the tribulation of those days rows. Then shall they deliver you shall the sun be darkened, and up to be afflicted, and shall kill the moon shall not give her light, you: and ye shall be hated of all and the stars shall fall from heanations for my name's sake. And ven, and the powers of the heathen shall many be offended, and vens shall be shaken: and then shall betray one another, and shall appear the sign of the Son shall hate one another. And many of man in heaven: and then shall false prophets shall rise, and shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, deceive many. And because ini- and they shall see the Son of man quity shall abound, the love of coming in the clouds of heaven many shall wax cold. But he that with power and great glory. And shall endure unto the end, the same he shall send his angels with a shall be saved. And this gospel great sound of a trumpet, and of the kingdom shall be preached they shall gather together his elect in all the world for a witness unto from the four winds, from one end all nations; and then shall the of heaven to the other. Now learn end come. When ye therefore a parable of the fig tree; When shall see the abomination of de- his branch is yet tender, and putsolation, spoken of by Daniel the teth forth leaves, ye know that prophet, stand in the holy place, summer is nigh: so likewise ye, (whoso readeth, let him under- when ye shall see all these things, stand :) then let them which be know that it is near, even at the in Judæa flee into the mountains : doors. Verily I say unto you, This let him which is on the housetop generation shall not pass, till all not come down to take any thing these things be fulfilled. Heaven out of his house: neither let him and earth shall pass away, but my which is in the field return back words shall not pass away. But to take his clothes. And woe unto of that day and hour knoweth no them that are with child, and to man, no, not the angels of heathem that give suck in those ven, but my Father only. But as days! But pray ye that your the days of Noe were, so shall also flight be not in the winter, nei- the coming of the Son of man be. ther on the sabbath day: for then For as in the days that were beshall be great tribulation, such as fore the flood they were eating was not since the beginning of the and drinking, marrying and give world to this time, no, nor ever ing in marriage, until the day that shall be. And except those days Noe entered into the ark, and should be shortened, there should knew not until the flood came, no flesh be saved: but for the and took them all away; so shall elect's sake those days shall be also the coming of the Son of man shortened. Then if any man shall be. Then shall two be in the field; say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, the one shall be taken, and the or there; believe it not. For there other left. Two women shall be shall arise false Christs, and false grinding at the mill; the one prophets, and shall shew great shall be taken, and the other left. signs and wonders; insomuch Watch therefore: for ye know not that, if it were possible, they shall what hour your Lord doth come. deceive the very elect. Behold, I But know this, that if the goodhave told you before. Wherefore man of the house had known in if they shall say unto you, Behold, what watch the thief would come, he is in the desert; go not forth: he would have watched, and would behold, he is in the secret cham- not have suffered his house to be
broken up. Therefore be ye also ther the day nor the hour wherein ready: for in such an hour as ye the Son of man cometh. For the think not the Son of man cometh kingdom of heaven is as a man Who then is a faithful and wise travelling into a far country, who servant, whom his lord hath made called his own servants, and deliruler over his household, to give vered unto them his goods. And them meat in due season? Bless- unto one he gave five talents, to ed is that servant, whom his lord another two, and to another one; when he cometh shall find so do- to every man according to his ing. Verily I say unto you, That several ability; and straightway he shall make him ruler over all took his journey. Then he that his goods. But and if that evil had received the five talents went servant shall say in his heart, My and traded with the same, and lord delayeth his coming; and made them other five talents. And shall begin to smite his fellowser- likewise he that had received two, vants, and to eat and drink with he also gained other two. But he the drunken ; the lord of that ser- that had received one went and vant shall come in a day when he digged in the earth, and hid his looketh not for him, and in an lord's money. After a long time hour that he is not aware of, and the lord of those servants cometh, shall cut him asunder, and ap- and reckoneth with them. And so point him his portion with the he that had received five talents hypocrites: there shall be weep- came and brought other five taing and gnashing of teeth.
lents, saying, Lord, thou deliver
edst unto me five talents: behold, CHAP. XXV.
I have gained beside them five
talents more. His lord said unto Jan. 28, May 27, Sept. 24.
him, Well done, thou good and HEN shall the kingdom of faithful servant: thou hast been
faithful over a few things, I will virgins, which took their lamps, make thee ruler over many things: and went forth to meet the bride- enter thou into the joy of thy lord. groom. And five of them were He also that had received two tawise, and five were foolish. They lents came and said, Lord, thou that were foolish took their lamps, deliveredst unto me two talents: and took no oil with them: but behold, I have gained two other the wise took oil in their vessels talents beside them. His lord said with their lamps. While the bride- unto him, Well done, good and groom tarried, they all slumbered faithful servant; thou hast been and slept. And at midnight there faithful over a few things, I will was a cry made, Behold, the bride- make thee ruler over many things: groom cometh; go ye out to meet enter thou into the joy of thy lord. him. Then all those virgins arose, Then he which had received the and trimmed their lamps. And one talent came and said, Lord, I the foolish said unto the wise, knew thee that thou art an hard Give us of your oil; for our lamps man, reaping where thou hast not are gone out. But the wise an- sown, and gathering where thou swered, saying, Not s0; lest there hast not strawed: and I was afraid, be not enough for us and you: and went and hid thy talent in but go ye rather to them that sell, the earth: lo, there thou hast that and buy for yourselves. And while is thine. His lord answered and they went to buy, the bridegroom said unto him, Thou wicked and came; and they that were ready slothful servant, thou knewest that went in with him to the mar- I reap where I sowed not, and gariage: and the door was shut. Af- ther where I have not strawed: terward came also the other vir- thou oughtest therefore to have gins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. put my money to the exchangers, But he answered and said, Verily and then at my coming I should I say unto you, I know you not. have received mine own with Watch therefore, for ye know nei- usury. Take therefore the talent
from him, and give it unto him thee? Then shall he answer them, which hath ten talents. For unto saying, Verily I say unto you, Inevery one that hath shall be given, asmuch as ye did it not to one of and he shall have abundance: but the least of these, ye did it not to from him that hath not shall be me. And these shall go away into taken away even that which he everlasting punishment: but the hath. And cast ye the unprofit- righteous into life eternal. able servant into outer darkness : there shall be weeping and gnash
CHAP. XXVI. ing of teeth. When the son of man shall come in his glory, and Jan. 29, May 28, Sept. 25. all the holy angels with him, then
Sixth Sunday in Lent, Morning. shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: and before him shall ND it came to pass, when be gathered all nations : and he
Jesus had finished all these shall separate them one from an- sayings, he said unto his disciples, other, as a shepherd divideth his Ye know that after two days is sheep from the goats: and he shall the feast of the passover, and the set the sheep on his right hand, Son of man is betrayed to be but the goats on the left. Then crucified. Then assembled togeshall the King say unto them on ther the chief priests, and the his right hand, Come, ye blessed scribes, and the elders of the peoof my Father, inherit the king- ple, unto the palace of the high dom prepared for you from the priest, who was called Caiaphas, foundation of the world : for I was and consulted that they might an hungred, and ye gave me meat: take Jesus by subtilty, and kill I was thirsty, and ye gave me
him. But they said, Not on the drink: I was a stranger, and ye feast day, lest there be an uproar took me in: naked, and ye cloth- among the people. Now when Jeed me: I was sick, and ye visited sus was in Bethany, in the house me: I was in prison, and ye came of Simon the leper, there came unto me. Then shall the right- unto him a woman having an alaeous answer him, saying, Lord, baster box of very precious ointwhen saw we thee an hungred, ment, and poured it on his head, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave as he sat at meat. But when his thee drink? When saw we thee disciples saw it, they had indiga stranger, and took thee in? or nation, saying, To what purpose naked, and clothed thee? or when is this waste? for this ointment saw we thee sick, or in prison, and might have been sold for much, came unto thee? And the King and given to the poor. When Jeshall answer and say unto them, sus understood it, he said unto Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch them, Why trouble ye the woman? as ye have done it unto one of the for she hath wrought a good work least of these my brethren, ye have upon me. For ye have the poor done it unto me. Then shall he always with you; but me ye have say also unto them on the left not always. For in that she hath hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, poured this ointment on my body, into everlasting fire, prepared for she did it for my burial. Verily I the devil and his angels : for I say unto you, Wheresoever this was an hungred, and ye gave me gospel shall be preached in the no meat: I was thirsty, and ye whole world, there shall also this, gave me no drink: I was a stran- that this woman hath done, be ger, and ye took me not in: na- told for a memorial of her. Then ked, and ye clothed me not: sick, one of the twelve, called Judas Isand in prison, and ye visited me cariot, went unto the chief priests, not. Then shall they also answer and said unto them, What will yé him, saying, Lord, when saw we give me, and I will deliver him thee an hungred, or athirst, or a unto you? And they covenanted stranger, or naked, or sick, or in with him for thirty pieces of silver. prison, and did not minister unto And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him. Now Verily I say unto thee, That this the first day of the feast of unlea- night, before the cock crow, thou vened bread the disciples came shalt deny me thrice. Peter said to Jesus, saying unto him, Where unto him, Though I should die wilt thou that we prepare for thee with thee, yet will I not deny thee. to eat the passover? And he said, Likewise also said all the disci. Go into the city to such a man, ples. Then cometh Jesus with and say unto him, The Master them unto a place called Gethsesaith, My time is at hand; I will mane, and saith unto the discikeep the passover at thy house ples, Sit ye here, while I go and with my disciples. And the disci- pray yonder. And he took with ples did as Jesus had appointed him Peter and the two sons of them; and they made ready the Zebedee, and began to be sorrowpassover. Now when the even ful and very heavy. Then saith he was come, he sat down with the unto them, My soul is exceeding twelve. And as they did eat, he sorrowful, even unto death: tarry said, Verily I say unto you, that ye here, and watch with me. And one of you shall betray me. And he went a little farther, and fell they were exceeding sorrowful, on his face, and prayed, saying, and began every one of them to O my Father, if it be possible, let say unto him, Lord, is it I? And this cup pass from me: neverthehe answered and said, He that less not as I will, but as thou wilt. dippeth his hand with me in the And he cometh unto the discidish, the same shall betray me. ples, and findeth them asleep, and The Son of man goeth as it is saith unto Peter, What, could ye written of him : but woe unto that not watch with me one hour ? man by whom the Son of man is Watch and pray, that ye enter betrayed ! it had been good for not into temptation : the spirit that man if he had not been born. indeed is willing, but the flesh is Then Judas, which betrayed him, weak. He went away again the answered and said, Master, is it second
time, and prayed, saying, I? He said unto him, Thou hast O my Father, if this cup may not said. And as they were eating, pass away from me, except I drink Jesus took bread, and blessed it, it, thy will be done. And he came and brake it, and gave it to the and found them asleep again: for disciples, and said, Take, eat; this their eyes were heavy. And he is my body. And he took the cup, left them, and went away again, and gave thanks, and gave it to and prayed the third time, saying them, saying, Drink ye all of it; the same words. Then cometii he for this is my blood of the new to his disciples, and saith unto testament, which is shed for many them, Sleep on now, and take for the remission of sins. But I your rest : behold, the hour is at say unto you, I will not drink | hand, and the Son of man is behenceforth of this fruit of the trayed into the hands of sinners. vine, until that day when I drink Rise, let us be going: behold, he it new with you in my Father's is at hand that doth betray me. kingdom. And when they had And while he yet spake, lo, Jusung an hymn, they went out into das, one of the twelve, came, and the mount of Olives. Then saith with him a great multitude with Jesus unto them, All ye shall be swords and staves, from the chief offended because of me this night: priests and elders of the people. for it is written, I will smite the Now he that betrayed him gave shepherd, and the sheep of the them a sign, saying, Whomsoever flock shall be scattered abroad. I shall kiss, that same is he: hold But after I am risen again, I will him fast. And forthwith he came go before you into Galileé. Pe- to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; ter answered and said unto him, and kissed him. And Jesus said Though all men shall be offended unto him, Friend, wherefore art because of thee, yet will I never thou come? Then came they, and be offended. Jesus said unto him, laid hands on Jesus, and took