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the people, When ye see a cloud | hold, there was a woman which rise out of the west, straightway had a spirit of infirmity eighteen ye say, There cometh a shower; years, and was bowed together, and so it is. And when ye see the and could in no wise lift up hersouth wind blow, ye say, There self. And when Jesus saw her, he will be heat; and it cometh to called her to him, and said unpass. Ye hypocrites, ye can dis- to her, Woman, thou art loosed cern the face of the sky and of the from thine infirmity. And he laid earth; but how is it that ye do his hands on her : and immenot discern this time? Yea, and diately she was made straight, why even of yourselves judge ye and glorified God. And the ruler not what is right? When thou of the synagogue answered with goest with thine adversary to the indignation, because that Jesus magistrate, as thou art in the way, had healed on the sabbath day, give diligence that thou mayest and said unto the people, There be delivered from him; lest he are six days in which men ought bale thee to the judge, and the to work : in them therefore come judge deliver thee to the officer, and be healed, and not on the and the officer cast thee into pri- sabbath day. The Lord then an. son. I tell thee, thou shalt not swered him, and said, Thou hypodepart thence, till thou hast paid crite, doth not each one of you the very last mite.

on the sabbath loose his ox or his

ass from the stall, and lead him CHAP. XIII.

away to watering? And ought March 2, July 1, Oct. 27.

not this woman, being a daughter

of Abraham, whom Satan hath were present at that bound, lo, these eighteen years, season some that told him of be loosed from this bond on the the Galilæans, whose blood Pilate sabbath day? And when he had had mingled with their sacrifices. said these things, all his adverAnd Jesus answering said unto saries were ashamed: and all the them, Suppose ye that these Ga- people rejoiced for all the glorious lilæans were sinners above all the things that were done by him. Galilæans, because they suffered Then said he, Unto what is the such things? I tell you, Nay: but, kingdom of God like? and whereexcept ye repent, ye shall all like unto shall I resemble it? It is like wise perish. Or those eighteen, a grain of mustard seed, which a upon whom the tower in Siloam man took, and cast into his garfell, and slew them, think ye that den

; and it grew, and waxed a they were sinners above all men great tree; and the fowls of the that dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell air lodged in the branches of it. you, Nay: but, except ye repent, And again he said, Whereunto ye shall all likewise perish. He shall I liken the kingdom of God? spake also this parable; A certain It is like leaven, which a woman man had a fig tree planted in his took and hid in three measures of vineyard; and he came and sought meal, till the whole was leavened. fruit thereon, and found none. And he went through the cities Then said he unto the dresser of and villages, teaching, and jour. his vineyard, Behold, these three neying toward Jerusalem. Then years I come seeking fruit on said one unto him, Lord, are there this fig tree, and find none: cut few that be saved? And he said it down; why cumbereth it the unto them, Strive to enter in at ground?' And he answering said the strait gate: for many, I say unto him, Lord, let it alone this unto you, will seek to enter in, year also, till I shall dig about it, and shall not be able. When once and dung it: and if it bear fruit, the master of the house is risen well: and if not, then after that up, and hath shut to the door, thou shalt cut it down. And he and ye begin to stand without, was teaching in one of the syna- and to knock at the door, saying, gogues on the sabbath. And, be- Lord, Lord, open unto us; and

he shall answer and say unto you, to heal on the sabbath day? And I know you not whence ye are : they held their peace. And he then shall ye begin to say, We took him, and healed him, and have eaten and drunk in thy pre- let him go; and answered them, sence, and thou hast taught in saying, Which of you shall have our streets. But he shall say, I an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, tell you, I know you not whence and will not straightway pull him ye are; depart from me, all ye out on the sabbath day? And workers of iniquity. There shall they could not answer him again be weeping and gnashing of teeth, to these things. And he put forth when ye shall see Abraham, and a parable to those which were Isaac, and Jacob, and all the pro- bidden, when he marked how they phets, in the kingdom of God, chose out the chief rooms; saying and you yourselves thrust out. unto them, When thou art bidden And they shall come from the of any man to a wedding, sit not east, and from the west, and from down in the highest room; lest the north, and from the south, a more honourable man than thou and shall sit down in the kingdom be bidden of him; and he that of God. And, behold, there are bade thee and him come and say last which shall be first, and there to thee, Give this man place; and are first which shall be last. The thou begin with shame to take same day there came certain of the lowest room. But when thou the Pharisees, saying unto him, art bidden, go and sit down in the Get thee out, and depart hence: lowest room; that when he that for Herod will kill thee. And he bade thee cometh, he may say said unto them, Go ye, and tell unto thee, Friend, go up higher: that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, then shalt thou have worship in and I do cures to day and to mor- the presence of them that sit at row, and the third day I shall be meat with thee. For whosoever perfected. Nevertheless I must exalteth himself shall be abased ; walk to day, and to morrow, and and he that humbleth himself the day following: for it cannot shall be exalted. Then said he be that a prophet perish out of also to him that bade him, When Jerusalem.

0 Jerusalem, Jeru- thou makest a dinner or a supper, salem, which killest the prophets, call not thy friends, nor thy breand stonest them that are sent thren, neither thy kinsmen, nor unto thee; how often would I thy rich neighbours; lest they also have gathered thy children toge- bid thee again, and a recompence ther, as a hen doth gather her be made thee. But when thou brood under her wings, and ye makest a feast, call the poor, the would not ! Behold, your house maimed, the lame, the blind and is left_unto you desolate: and thou shalt be blessed; for they yerily I say unto you, Ye shall cannot recompense thee: for thou not see me, until the time come shalt be recompensed at the rewhen ye shnll say, Blessed is lie surrection of the just. And when that cometh in the name of the one of them that sat at meat with Lord.

him heard these things, he said

unto him, Blessed is he that shall CHAP. XIV.

eat bread in the kingdom of God.

Then said he unto him, A certain March 3, July 2, Oct. 28.

man made a great supper, and

bade many: and sent his servant went into the house of one of at supper time to say to them that the chief Pharisees to eat bread were bidden, Come; for all things on the sabbath day, that they are now ready. And they all with watched him. And, behold, there one consent began to make excuse. was a certain man before him The first said unto him, I have which had the dropsy. And Jesus bought a piece of ground, and I answering spake unto the lawyers must needs go and see it: I pray and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful thee have me excused. And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them:

CHAP. XV. I pray thee bave me excused. And another said, I have married a

March 4, July 3, Oct. 29. wife, and therefore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed all the publicans and sinners his lord these things. Then the for to hear him. And the Phanaster of the house being angry risees and scribes murmured, saysaid to his servant, Go out quickly ing, This man receiveth sinners, into the streets and lanes of the and eateth with them. And he city, and bring in hither the poor, spake this parable unto them, and the maimed, and the halt, saying, What man of you, havand the blind. And the servant ing an hundred sheep, if he lose said, Lord, it is done as thou hast one of them, doth not leave the commanded, and yet there is room. ninety and nine in the wilderAnd the lord said unto the ser- ness, and go after that which is vant, Go out into the highways lost, until he find it? And when and hedges, and compel them to he hath found it, he layeth it come in, that my house may be on his shoulders, rejoicing. And filled. For I say unto you, That when he cometh home, he calleth none of those men which were together his friends and neighbidden shall taste of my supper. bours, saying unto them, Rejoice And there went great multitudes with me; for I have found my with him: and he turned, and sheep which was lost. I say unto said unto them, If any man come you, that likewise joy shall be in to me, and hate not his father, heaven over one sinner that reand mother, and wife, and chil- penteth, more than over ninety dren, and brethren, and sisters, and nine just persons, which need yea, and his own life also, he can- no repentance. Either what wonot be my disciple. And whoso- man having ten pieces of silver, ever doth not bear his cross, and if she lose one piece, doth not come after me, cannot be my dis- light a candle, and sweep the ciple. For which of

you, intend- house, and seek diligently till she ing to build a tower, sitteth not find it? And when she hath found down first, and counteth the cost, it, she calleth her friends and her whether he have sufficient to finish neighbours together, saying, Reit? Lest haply, after he hath laid joice with me, for I have found the foundation, and is not able to the piece which I had lost. Likefinish it, all that behold it begin wise, I say unto you, there is joy to mock him, saying, This man in the presence of the angels of began to build, and was not able God over one sinner that repentto finish. Or what king, going to eth. And he said, A certain man make war against another king, had two sons: and the younger sitteth not down first, and con- of them said to his father, Father, sulteth whether he be able with give me the portion of goods that ten thousand to meet him that falleth to me. And he divided cometh against him with twenty unto them his living. And not thousand? Or else, while the many days after the younger son other is yet a great way off, he gathered all together, and took sendeth an ambassage, and de- his journey into a far country, sireth conditions of peace. So like- and there wasted his substance wise, whosoever he be of you that with riotous living. And when he forsaketh not all that he hath, he had spent all, there arose a mighty cannot be my disciple. Salt is famine in that land; and he begood: but if the salt have lost gan to be in want. And he went his savour, wherewith shall it be and joined himself to a citizen of seasoned ? It is neither fit for the that country; and he sent him land, nor yet for the dunghill ; into his fields to feed swine. And but men cast it out. He that hath he would fain have filled his belly ears to hear, let him hear.

with the husks that the swine did

eat: and no man gave unto him.

CHAP. XVI. And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of

March 5, July 4, Oct. 30. my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with AND he said also unto his dis

ciples, There was a certain hunger! I will arise and go to rich man, which had a steward; my father, and will say unto him, and the same was accused unto Father, I have sinned against him that he had wasted his goods. heaven, and before thee, and am And he called him, and said unto no more worthy to be called thy him, Ilow is it that I hear this son: make me as one of thy hired of thee? give an account of thy servants. And he arosa, and came stewardship; for thou mayest be to his father. But when he was no longer steward. Then the stew. yet a great way off, his father saw ard said within himself, What him, and had compassion, and shall I do? for my lord taketh ran, and fell on his neck, and away from me the stewardship: kissed him. And the son said I cannot dig; to beg I am ashamunto him, Father, I have sinned ed. I am resolved what to do, against heaven, and in thy sight, that, when I am put out of the and am no more worthy to be stewardship, they may receive me called thy son. But the father into their houses. So he called said to his servants, Bring forth every one of his lord's debtors the best robe, and put it on him; unto him, and said unto the first, and put a ring on his hand, and How much owest thou unto my shoes on his feet: and bring hither lord? And he said, An lundred the fatted calf, and kill it, and measures of oil. And he said unto let us eat, and be merry: for this him, Take thy bill, and sit down my son was dead, and is alive quickly, and write fifty. Then again; he was lost, and is found. said he to another, And how much And they began to be merry. Now owest thou? And he said, An his elder son was in the field : hundred measures of wheat. And and as he came and drew nigh to he said unto him, Take thy bill, the house, he heard musick and and write fourscore. And the lord dancing. And he called one of the commended the unjust steward, servants, and asked what these because he had done wisely : for things meant. And he said unto the children of this world are in him, Thy brother is come; and their generation wiser than the thy father hath killed the fatted children of light. And I say unto calf, because he hath received you, Make to yourselves friends him safe and sound. And he was of the mammon of unrighteousangry, and would not go in : ness; that, when ye fail, they may therefore came his father out, and receive you into everlasting habiintreated him. And he answering tations. He that is faithful in that said to his father, Lo, these many which is least is faithful also in years do I serve thee, neither much: and he that is unjust in transgressed I at any time thy com- the least is unjust also in much. mandment: and yet thou never If therefore ye have not been gavest me a kid, that I might faithful in the unrighteous mammake merry with my friends: but mon, who will commit to your as soon as this thy son was come, trust the true riches ? And if ye which hath devoured thy living have not been faithful in that with harlots, thou hast killed for which is another man's, who shall him the fatted calf. And he said give you that which is your own? unto him, Son, thou art ever No servant can serve two maswith me, and all that I have is ters : for either he will hate the thine. It was meet that we should one, and love the other; or else make merry, and be glad: for he will hold to the one, and dethis thy brother was dead, and spise the other. Ye cannot serve is alive again; and was lost, and God and mammon. And the Phais found.

risees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they prophets; let them hear them. derided him. And he said unto And he said, Nay, father Abrathem, Ye are they which justify ham: but if one went unto them yourselves before men; but God from the dead, they will repent. knoweth your hearts: for that And he said unto him, If they which is highly esteemed among hear not Moses and the prophets, men is abomination in the sight neither will they be persuaded, of God. The law and the pro- though one rose from the dead. phets were until John: since ihat time the kingdom of God is prcach

CHAP. XVII. ed, and every man presseth into it. And it is easier for heaven and

March 6, July 5, Oct. 31. eart ha to pass than hogee virtlebut. TEN said he usstole he discit law to fail. Whosoever

ples, It impossible but that teth away his wife, and marrieth offences will come: but woe unto another, committeth adultery: and him, through whom they come! whosoever marrieth her that is It were better for him that a put away from her husband com- millstone were hanged about his mitteth adultery. There was a neck, and he cast into the sea, certain rich man, which was cloth- than that he should offend one of ed in purple and fine linen, and these little ones. Take heed to fared sumptuously every day: and yourselves: If thy brother tresthere was a certain beggar named pass against thee, rebuke him; Lazarus, which was laid at his and if he repent, forgive him. gate, full of sores, and desiring to And if he trespass against thee be fed with the crumbs which fell

seven times in a day, and seven from the rich man's table: more- times in a day turn again to thee, over the dogs came and licked his saying, I repent; thou shalt forsores. And it came to pass, that give him. And the apostles said the beggar died, and was carried unto the Lord, Increase our faith. by the angels into Abraham's And the Lord said, If ye had faith bosom: the rich man al died, as a grain of my urd

ye and was buried; and in hell he might say unto this sycamine tree, - lift up his eyes, being in torments, Be thou plucked up by the root, and secth Abraham afar off, and and be thou planted in the sea; Lazarus in his bosom. And he and it should obey you. But cried and said, Father Abraham, which of you, having a servant have mercy on me, and send plowing or feeding cattle, will say Lazarus, that he may dip the tip unto him by and by, when he is of his finger in water, and cool come from the field, Go and sit my tongue; for I am tormented down to meat ? and will not rain this flame. But Abraham said, ther say unto him, Make reatly Son, remember that thou in thy wherewith I may sup, and girl lifetime receivedst thy good things, thyself, and serve me, till I have and likewise Lazarus evil things : eaten and drunken; and afterbut now he is comforted, and ward thou shalt eat and drink? thou art tormented. And beside Doth he thank that servant beall this, between us and you there cause he did the things that were is a great gulf fixed : so that they commanded him? I trow not. So which would pass from hen to likewise ye, when ye shall have you cannot; neither can they pass done all those things which are to us, that would come from commanded you, say, We are thence. Then he said, I pray unprofitable servants: we have thee therefore, father, that thou done that which was our duty to wouldest send him to my father's do. And it came to pass, as he house: for I have five brethren; went to Jerusalem, that he passed that he may testify unto them, through the midst of Samaria and lest they also come into this place Galilee. And as he entered into a of torment. Abraham saith unto certain village, there met him ten him, They have Moses and the men that were lepers, which stood

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