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afar off: and they lifted up their his stuff in the house, let him not voices, and said, Jesus, Master, come down to take it away: and have mercy on us. And when he he that is in the field, let him saw them, he said unto them, Go likewise not return back. Re. shew yourselves unto the priests. member Lot's wife. Whosoever And it came to pass, that, as they shall seek to save his life shall lose went, they were cleansed. And it; and whosoever shall lose his one of them, when he saw that he life shall preserve it. I tell you, was healed, turned back, and with in that night there shall be two a loud voice glorified God, and men in one bed; the one shall be fell down on his face at his feet, taken, and the other shall be left. giving him thanks: and he was a Two women shall be grinding toSamaritan. And Jesus answering gether; the one shall be taken, said, Were there not ten cleansed? and the other left. Two men shall but where are the nine? There be in the field; the one shall be are not found that returned to taken, and the other left. And give glory to God, save this stran- they answered and said unto him, ger. And he said unto him, Arise, Where, Lord? And he said unto go thy way: thy faith hath made them, Wheresoever the body is, thee whole. And when he was thither will the eagles be gathered demanded of the Pharisees, when together. the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The
CHAP. XVIII. kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they
March 7, July 6, Nov. 2. behold, the kingdom of God is them to this end, that men within you.
And he said unto ought always to pray, and not to the disciples, The days will come, faint; saying, There was in a city when ye shall desire to see one a judge, which feared not God, of the days of the Son of man, neither regarded man; and there and ye shall not see it. And they was a widow in that city; and shall say to you, See here; or, she came unto him, saying, A. see there: go not after them, nor venge me of mine adversary. And follow them. For as the lightning, he would not for a while : but that lighteneth out of the one part afterward he said within himself, under heaven, shineth unto the Though I fear not God, nor reother part under heaven; so shall gard man; yet because this widow also the Son of man be in his day. troubleth me, I will avenge her, But first must he suffer many lest by her continual coming she things, and be rejected of this weary me. And the Lord said, generation. And as it was in the Hear what the unjust judge saith. days of Noe, so shall it be also in And shall not God avenge his the days of the Son of man. They own elect, which cry day and did eat, they drank, they married night unto him, though he bear wives, they were given in mar- long with them? I tell you that riage, until the day that Noe en- he will avenge them speedily. tered into the ark, and the flood Nevertheless when the Son of came, and destroyed them all. man cometh, shall he find faith Likewise also as it was in the on the earth? And he spake this days of Lot; they did eat, they parable unto certain which trusted drank, they bought, they sold, in themselves that they were righthey planted, they builded; but teous, and despised others: Two the same day that Lot went out men went up into the temple to of Sodom it rained fire and brim- pray; the one a Pharisee, and stone from heaven, and destroyed the other a publican. The Phathem all. Even thus shall it be in risee stood and prayed thus with the day when the Son of man is himself, God, I thank thee, that revealed. In that day, he which I am not as other men are, exshall be upon the housetop, and tortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice There is no man that hath left in the week, I give tithes of all house, or parents, or brethren, that! possess. And the publican, or wife, or children, for the standing afar off, would not lift kingdom of God's sake, who shall up so much as his eyes unto hea- not receive manifold more in this ven, but smote upon his breast, present time, and in the world saving, God be merciful to me a to come life everlasting. Then he sinner. I tell you, this man went took unto him the twelve, and down to his house justified rather said unto them, Behold, we go than the other: for every one up to Jerusalem, and all things that exalteth himself shall be that are written by the prophets abased; and he that humbleth concerning the Son of man shall himself shall be exalted. And they be accomplished. For he shall be brought unto him also infants, delivered unto the Gentiles, and that he would touch them: but shall be mocked, and spitefully when his disciples saw it, they entreated, and spitted on: and rebuked them. But Jesus called they shall scourge him, and put them unto him, and said, Suffer him to death: and the third day little children to come unto me, he shall rise again. And they unand forbid them not: for of such derstood none of these things : is the kingdom of God. Verily I and this saying was hid from say unto you, Whosoever shall them, neither knew they the not receive the kingdom of God things which were spoken. And as a little child shall in no wise it came to pass, that as he was enter therein. And a certain ruler come nigh unto Jericho, a cerasked him, saying, Good Master, tain blind man sat by the way what shall I do to inherit eternal side begging: and hearing the life? And Jesus said unto him, multitude pass by, he asked what Whiy callest thou me good ? none it meant. And they told him, that is good, save one, that is, God. Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. Thou knowest the command- And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou ments, Do not commit adultery, son of David, have mercy on me. Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not And they which went before rebear false witness, Ilonour thy buked him, that he should hold father and thy mother. And he his peace: but he cried so much said, All these have I kept from the more, Thou son of David, my youth up. Now when Jesus have mercy on me.
And Jesus heard these things, he said unto stood, and commanded him to him, Yet lackest thou one thing: be brought unto him: and when sell all that thou hast, and dis- he was come near, he asked him, tribute unto the poor, and thou saying, What wilt thou that I shalt have treasure in heaven: shall do unto thee? And he said, and come, follow me. And when Lord, that I may receive my sight. he heard this, he was very sor- And Jesus said unto him, Receive rowful: for he was very rich. And thy sight: thy faith hath saved when Jesus saw that he was very thee. And immediately he resorrowful, he said, How hardly ceived his sight, and followed shall they that have riches enter him, glorifying God; and all the into the kingdom of God! For people, when they saw it, gave it is easier for a camel to go
praise unto God. through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the
CHAP. XIX. kingdom of God. And they that heard it said, Who then can be
March 8, July 7, Nov. 3. saved? And he said, The things ND Jesus entered and passwhich are inipossible with men ed through Jericho. And, are possible with God. Then Pe- behold, there was a man named ter said, Lo, we have left all, Zacchæus, which was the chief and followed thee. And he said among the publicans, and he was unto them, Verily I say unto you, rich. And he sought to see Jesus
who he was; and could not for likewise to him, Be thou also the press, because he was little over five cities. And another of stature. And he ran before, came, saying, Lord, behold, here and climbed up into a sycomore is thy pound, which I have kept tree to see him: for he was to laid up in a napkin: for I seared pass that way. And when Jesus thee, because tliou art an austere came to the place, he looked up, man: thou takest up that thou and saw him, and said unto him, lavedst not down, and reapest Zacchæus, make haste, and come that thou didst not sow. And he down; for to day I must abide saith unto him, Out of thine own at thy house. And he made haste, mouth will I judge thee, thoil and came down, and received him
wicked scrvant. Thou knewest joyfully. And when they saw it,
that I was
an alistere man, they all murmured, saying, That taking up that I laid not down, he was gone to be guest with a and reaping that I did not sow: man that is a sinner. And Zac- wherefore then gavest not thou chæus stood, and said unto the my money into the bank, that Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of at my coming I might have remy goods I give to the poor; and quired mine own with usury? if I have taken any thing from And he said unto them that any man by false accusation, I stood by, Take from him the restore him fourfold. And Jesus pound, and give it to him that said unto him, This day is salva- hath ten pounds. (And they said tion come to this house, forso- unto him, Lord, he hath ten much as he also is a son of A
pounds.) For I say unto you, braham. For the Son of man is That unto every one which hath come to seek and to save that shall be given; and from him which was lost. And as they that hath not, even that he hath heard these things, he added and shall be taken away from him. spake a parable, because he was But those mine enemies, which nigh to Jerusalem, and because would not that I should reign they thought that the kingdom over them, bring hither, and slay of God should immediately ap- them before me. And when he pear. He said therefore, & cer- had thus spoken, he went before, tain nobleman went into a far
ascending up to Jerusalem. And country to receive for himself a
it came to pass, when he was kingdom, and to return. And he come nigh to Bethplage and called his ten servants, and deli- Bethany, at the mount called the vered them ten pounds, and said mount of Olives, he sent two of unto them, Occupy till I come. his disciples, saying, Go ye into But his citizens hated him, and the village over against you ; in sent a message after him, saying, the which at your entering ye We will not have this man to shall find a colt tied, whereon yet reign over us. And it came to never man sat: loose him, and pass, that when he was returned, bring him hither. And if any man having received the kingdom, ask you, Why do ye loose him? then he commanded these ser- thus shall ye say unto him, Bevants to be called unto him, to cause the Lord hath need of him. whom he had given the money, And they that were sent went that he might know how much their way, and found even as lie every man had gained by trad- had said unto them. And as they ing. Then came the first, saying, were loosing the colt, the owners Lord, thy pound hath gained ten thereof said unto them, Why loose pounds. And he said unto him, ye the colt? And they said, The Well, thou good servant: because Lord hath need of him. And they thou hast been faithful in a very brought him to Jesus: and they little, have thou authority over cast their garments upon the colt, ten cities. And the second came, and they set Jesus thereon. And saying, Lord, thy pound hath as he went, they sprcad their gained five pounds. And he said clothes in the way. And when he was come nigh, even now at the said unto them, I will also ask descent of the mount of Olives, you one thing; and answer me: the whole multitude of the dis- The baptism of John, was it from ciples began to rejoice and praise heaven, or of men? And they God with a loud voice for all the reasoned with themselves, saying, mighty works that they had seen; If we shall say, From heaven; saying, Blessed be the King that he will say, Why then believed cometh in the name of the Lord : ye him not? But and if we say, peace in heaven, and glory in the of men; all the people will stone highest. And some of the Pha- us: for they be persuaded that risees from among the multitude John was a prophet. And they said unto him, Master, rebuke thy answered, that they could not disciples. And he answered and tell whence it was. And Jesus said unto them, I tell you that, said unto them, Neither tell I if these should hold their peace, you by what authority I do these the stones would immediately cry things. Then began he to speak out. And when he was come near, to the people this parable; A cerhe beheld the city, and wept over tain man planted a vineyard, and it, saying, If thou liadst known, let it forth to husbandinen, and even thou, at least in this thy went into a far country for a long day, the things which belong unto time. And at the season he sent thy peace! but now they are hid a servant to the husbandmen, from thine eyes.
For the days that they should give him of the shall come upon thee, that thine fruit of the vineyard : but the enemies shall cast a trench about husbandmen beat him, and sent thee, and compass thee round, him away empty. And again he and keep thee in on every side, sent another servant: and they and shall lay thee even with the beat him also, and entreated him ground, and thy children within shamefully, and sent him away thee; and they shall not leave in empty. And again he sent a third : thee one stone upon another; be- and they wounded him also, and cause thiou knewest not the time cast him out. Then said the lord of thy visitation. And he went of the vineyard, What shall I do? into the temple, and began to I will send my beloved son: it cast out them that sold therein, may be they will reverence him and them that bought; saying when they see him. But when the unto them, It is written, My husbandmen saw him, they reahouse is the house of prayer: but soned among themselves, saying, ye have made it a den of thieves. This is the heir: come, let us kill And he tauglit daily in the tem- him, that the inheritance may be ple. But the chief priests and the our's. So they cast him out of the scribes and the chief of the peo- vineyard, and killed him. What ple sought to destroy him, and therefore shall the lord of the could not find what they might vineyard do unto them? He shall do: for all the people were very
come and destroy these husband. attentive to hear him.
men, and shall give the vineyard
to others. And when they heard CHAP. XX.
it, they said, God forbid. And he
beheld them, and said, What is March 9, July 8, Nov. 4.
this then that is written, The ND it came to pass, that on stone which the builders rejected,
one of those days, as he the same is become the head of taught the people in the temple, the corner? Whosoever shall fall and preached tlie gospel, the chief upon that stone shall be broken ; priests and the scribes came upon but on whomsoever it shall fall, him with the elders, and spake it will grind him to powder. And unto him, saying, Tell us, by what the chief priests and the scribes authority doest thou these things? the same hour sought to lay hands or who is he that gave thee this on him; and they feared the peoauthority? And he answered and ple: for they perceived that he
had spoken this parable against bush, when he calleth the Lord them. And they watched him, the God of Abraham, and the and sent forth spies, which should God of Isaac, and the God of feign themselves just men, that Jacob. For he is not a God of they might take hold of his words, the dead, but of the living: for that so they might deliver him all live unto him. Then certain unto the power and authority of of the scribes answering said, the governor. And they asked Master, thou hast well said. And him, saying, Master, we know after that they durst not ask him that thou sayest and teachest any question at all. And he said rightly, neither acceptest thou the unto them, How say they that person of any, but teachest the Christ is David's son? And Dita way of God truly: Is it lawful for vid himself saith in the book of us to give tribute unto Cæsar, or Psalms, The LORD said unto my no? But he perceived their craf- Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, tiness, and said unto them, Why till I make thine enemies thy tempt ye me? Shew me a penny. footstool. David therefore calleth Whose image and superscription him Lord, how is he then his hath it? They answered and said, son? Then in the audience of all Cæsar's. And he said unto them, the people he said unto his disRender therefore unto Cæsar the ciples, Beware of the scribes, things which be Cæsar's, and unto which desire to walk in long God the things which be God's. robes, and love greetings in the And they could not take hold of markets, and the highest seats his words before the people: and in the synagogues, and the chief they marvelled at his answer, rooms at feasts; which devour and held their peace. Then came widows' houses, and for a shew to him certain of the Sadducees, make long prayers: the same which deny that there is any re- shall receive greater damnation. surrection; and they asked him,
CHAP. XXI. saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, March 10, July 9, Nov. 5. having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should the rich men casting their take his wife, and raise up seed gifts into the treasury. And he unto his brother.
There were saw also a certain poor widow therefore seven brethren: and the casting in thither two mites. And first took a wife, and died without he said, Of a truth I say unto children. And the second took her you, that this poor widow hath to wife, and he died childless. And cast in more than they all: for the third took her; and in like all these have of their abundance manner the seven also: and they cast in unto the offerings of God: left no children, and died. Last of but she of her penury hath cast all the woman died also. Therefore in all the living that she had. in the resurrection whose wife And as some spake of the temple, of them is she? for seven had how it was adorned with goodly her to wife. And Jesus answering stones and gifts, he said, As for said unto them, The children of these things which ye behold, the this world marry, and are given days will come, in the which there in marriage: but they which shall shall not left one stone upon be accounted worthy to obtain another, that shall not be thrown that world, and the resurrection down. And they asked him, sayfrom the dead, neither marry, ing, Master, but when shall these nor are given in marriage: nei- things be? and what sign will ther can they die any more: for there be when these things shall they are equal unto the angels; come to pass ? And he said, Take and are the children of God, heed that ye be not deceived: being the children of the resur- for many shall come in my name, rection. Now that the dead are saying, I am Christ; and the raised, even Moses shewed at the time draweth near : go ye not