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have ve never read, Out of the mouth of near, he sent his servants to the bustanmen, babes and sucklings thou hast perfected that they might receive the fruits of it.. praise?

35 Ain the husbandinen took his scrvants. 17 | And he left them, and went out of and beat one, and killed another, and somed the city into Berbany; and he lodged there. another.

!3 Now in the inorning, as he returned 36 Again, he sent other servants more ieto the city, he hungered.

that the first: and they did unto them like19 And when he saw a fig-tree in the way, wise. he came to it, and found nothing thereon, 37 But last of all he sent unto them bis but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit son, saying, They will reverence my son. grow on thee henceforward for ever. And 38 But when the husbandmen saw this son, presently the tig-free withered away. they said among themselves, This is the heir;

20 And when the disciples saw it, they come, let us kill him, and let us seize on lis marvelled, saying, Ilow soon is the tig-tree inheritance: withrred away!

39 And they caught him, and cast luin olla 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ve- of the vineyard, and slew him. ily I say unto you, li ye have faith, and doubt 40 When the Lord therefore of the vine. aoi, ye shall not only do this which is done yard cometh, what will be do unto those to the lig-tree, but also, it ye shall say unto husbandmen? this mountain, Be thon removed, and be 41 They say unto him, He will miserably thou cast into the sca; it shall be done. destroy those wicked men, and will let out

22 And all things, whatsoever ye shall his vineyard unto other husbandmen, u bich ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. shall render him the fruits in their seasons.

23 4 Aid when he was come into the tem 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never ple, the chief priests and the eliers of the read in the scriptures, The stone which the people came unto him as he was teaching, builders rejected, the same is become the and said, By what authority doest thou these head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing: things and who gave thee this authority? and it is marvellous in our eyes?

24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, 43 Therefore say I umo yon, The king. I also will ask you one thing, which is ye tell dom of God shall be taken from you, and me, I in likewise will tell you by what au- given to a nation bringing forth ihe fruits thority I do these things.

thereof. 25 The baptism of John, whence was it? 44 And whosoever shall all on this stone from heaven, or of men ? And they reasoned shall be hroken: but on whomsoever it shall with themselves, saying, If we shall say, lall, it will grind him 10 powder. From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did 45 And when the chief priests and Phari. ye not then believe him?"

sees had heard his parables, they perceived 26 But if we shall say, or men ; we fear that he spake of them. the people: for all hold John as a prophet. 46 Bui when they sought to lay hands op

27 And they answered Jesus, and said, him, they feared the multitude, because they We cannot tell. And he said unto them, took him for a prophet. Neither tell l you by what authority I do

CHAP. XXII. these things.

ND Jesus answered, and spake unto 28 But what think ye? A certain man them again by parables, and said, had two sons; and he caine to the first, and 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard. certain king, which made a marriage for bis

29 He answered and said, I will not; but son, afterward be repented, and went.

3 And sent forth; his servants to call them 30 And he came to The second, and said that were bidden to the wedding: and they likewise. And he answered and said, logo, would not come. sir; and went not.

4 Again, he sent forth other servants. say: 31 Whether of them twain did the will of ing, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I his father. They say unto him, The first. have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, failings are killed, and all things are ready That the publicans and the harlots go into come unto the marriage. the kingdom of God before you.

5 But they made light of il, and went their 32 For John came untu you in the way of tons, one to his farm, another to his merrigeneousness, and ye believed him not : Darlise: but the publicans and the harlots believed 6 And the remnant took bis servants, and bim: and xe, when y'e had seen it, repented entreated them spitefully, and slew them. not afterward, that ye might believe him. 7 But when the king heard thereof, he was

33 f Hear another parable; There was a wroth: and he sexi forth his armies, and de. certain householder, which planted a vine-stroved those murderers, and burned up yard, and hergerit round about, and digged their city. a wine-press in it, and built a tower, and let 8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedit out to husbandmen, and went into a far ding is ready, but they which were bidder mountry.

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as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 33 And when the mu.titude heard this,

10 So those servants went out into the high-, they were astonished at his doctrine. ways, and gathered together all, as many as SA I But when the Pharisees had heard they found, both bad and good : and the that he had put the Sadducees to silence, wedding was furnished with guests they were gathered together.

11 And when the king came in to see 35 Thenone of them, which was a lawyer, the guests, he saw there a man which had asked him a question, tempting biin, and not on a wedding-garment :

saying, L 12 And he saith unto him, Fond, how 36 Master, which is the great commandcamest thou in hither, not having tedding- ment in the law ? garment ? And he was speechless

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the 13 Then said the king to the servants, Lind Lord thy God with all ihy heart, and with Lim hand and foot, and take niin away, and all thy soul, and with all thy mind. cast him into outer darkness; there shall be 33 This is the first and great commandweepin? and glashing of teeth. 11 for many are called, but few are cho 39 And the second is like into it, 'Thou shalt

love thy neighbour as thyself. 15 | Then went the Pharisees, and look 40 On these two cominandments hang all counsei how they might entangle him in his the law and the prophets. talk.

41 | While the Pharisees were gathered 16 And they sent out unto him their dis- together, Jesus ashed :hem, ciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, 12 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose we know that thou art true, and teaches! the son is lie? They say unto him, The son of way of God in truth, neither carest thou for David. any man ; for thou regardest not the person 43 He saith unto them, How then doth

David in spirit call hiro Lord, saying, 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou ? 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or you? on my right hand, till I make thine enemies

18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, thy footstool ? and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is ho

19 Shew me the tribute-money. And they his son ? brought unto him a penny.

46 And no man was able to answer him a 20° And he saith unto them, Whose is this word; neither durst any man, from that day image and superscriptiou?

forth, ask him any more questions. 21 They say unto him, Cesar's. Then

CHAP. XXIII. saith he unto them, Render therefore unto THEN spake Jesus to the multitude, and Cesar the things which are Cesar's; and to his disciples, unto God the things that are God's. 1.2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees

22 When they had heard these words, they sit in Moses' seat : marvelled, and left him, and went their way. 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you

23 T The same day cane to him the Sad- observe, thuc observe and do ; but do noi ye ducees, which say that there is no resurrec- alter their works: for they say, and do not. tion, and asked him,

4 For they bind heavy burdens, and grie241 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man vous to be borne, and lay them on men's die, having no children, bis brother shall shoulders ; but they themselves will not move marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his them with one of their fingers. brother.

5 But all their works ihey do for to be seen 25 Now there were with us scven breth-of men: they make brow their phylacteries, ren: and the first, when he had married a and enlarge the borders of their garments, wise, deceased, and, having no issue, leit his 6 And love the uppermost rooms at leasts, wife unto his brother :

and the chief seats in the synagogues, 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be unto the seventh.

called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi 27 And last of all the woman died also. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi; for one is your 23 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 9 And call no man your father upon the

29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye earth : for one is your Father, which is in do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the heaven. power of God.

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is 30 For in the resurrection they neither your Master, eren Christ. marry, nor are given in marriage, but are 11 But he that is greatest among you shall as the angels of God in heaven.

be your servant. 31 But as touching the resurrection of the 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself shall dead, have ye not read that which was spo-be abased; and be that shall humble himself ken unto you by God, saying,

shall be exalted. 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God 13 1 But woe unto you, scribes and Pha. of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not risces, hypocrites! for ye shut up the king. the God of the dead, but of the living. Jom or heaven against men for ye uviiher

gu in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that how can ye escape the damnation of hell are entering lo go in.

34 1 Wherefore, behold, I serx! unto you 14 Woc unto you, seribes and Pharisees, 'prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, some of them ye shall kill and crucily; and and for a pretence make long prayer: there some of them shall ye scourge in your syna fore ye shall receive the greater damnation.gogues, and persecute them from city to city

15 lloc unto you, scribes and Pharisees, 35 That upon you may come all the righhypocrites ! for ye conipass sea and land to tecus blood slied upon the earth, from the make one preselyte; and when he is made, blood of-righteous Abel unto the blood of. ye make him two-fold more the child of nell Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye siew ihan yourselves.

between the temple and the altar. 16 Woe unto you, pe blind guides, which 36 Verily I say unto you, all these things say, Whosoever shall swear by die temple, it shall come upon this generation. is nothing ; but whosoever shall swear hy ihe 37 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that kill. gold of the temple, he is a debtor! est the prophets, and stouest them which are

17 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is sent unto thee, how often would I have ga greater, the gold, or the temple that sancti-thered thy children together, even as a bei fieth the gold?

gathereth her chickens under her wings, an 18 And, Whosoever shall swcar by the al- ye would not! tar, it is nothing ; but whosoever sweareth 38 Behold, your house is left unto you de by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. solate.

19 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me greater, the gift, ir the altar that sanctifieth henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he thai the gift?

cometh in the naine of the Lord. 20 TV hoso therefore shall swear by the altar,

CHAP. XXIV. su careth by it, and by all things thercon. ND Jesus went out, and departed from

21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, the temple: and his disciples came 16 sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth him, for to slew him the buildings of the therein,

temple. 92 And he that shall swear by heaven, 2 And Jesus said unto them, Sep ye not all sweareth by the hrone of God, and by hin these things ? Verily I say unto you, There that sitteth thereon.

shall not be left here one stone upon another, 23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, that shall not be thrown doni. hypocrites ! for ye pay tithe of inint, and 31 And as be sat upon the mount of Olives, anise, and cuininin, and bave omitted the the disciples came unto hin privately, saying, weightier matters of the law, judgment, mery Tell us, when shall these things be: audi u hal cy, and faith · these ouglit ye to bave dont shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the and not to leave the other undone. rend of the world?

24 Ye blind guides, which strain at agnat, 4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, and swallow a camel.

Take heed that no man deceive you. 25 Woe urto you, scribcs and Pharisees, 5 For many shall come in my name, say. hypocrites ! for ye make clean the outside ing, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. of the cup and of the platter, but within 6 And ye shall hear of wars, and rumours they are full of extortion and excess. of wars; see that ye be not troubled: for

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that all these things must come to pass, but the which is within the cup and platter, that the end is not yet.. outside of them may be clean also.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, kingdon against kingdom: and there shall hypocrites ! for ve are like unto whited se- be lamines, and prsijlences, and earthquakes, pulchres, which indeed appear beautiful out-in divers places. ward, but are within full of dead men's bones, 8 All these are the beginning of scrrous. and of all uncleanness.

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be af. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appcar righ-flicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hateous unto men, but within ye are full of hy- red of all nations for my name's sake. pocrisy and iniquity.

10 And then shall many be offended, and 29 Woe into you, scribes and Pharisees, shall betray one another, and shall bale one hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of another, the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of 11 And many false prophets shall rise, and the righteous,

shall deceive many; 30 And say, If we had been in the days of 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the our fathers, we would not have bceri parta- love of many shall wax cold. kers with them in the blood of the prophets.. 13 But he that shall endere unto the end,

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto your the same shall be savedl. selves, that ye are the children of them which 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be killed the prophets.

preached in all the world, for a witness unto 32 Fill je up then the measure of your fa-all nations; and then shall the end come, thers.

15 When ye therefore shall see the abomi 33 Ve serpents, we

prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso read- look them all away; so shall also the coming ou let him understand,

of the Son of man be. 16 Then let them which be in Judea flee 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one mto the mountains:

shall be taken, and the other left. 17- Let him which is on the house-top nou 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill, come down to take any thing out of his house: the ove shall be taken, and the other left.

13 Neither let hiin which is in the field re 42 s Watch therefore; for ye know not turn back to take his clothes.

what hour your Lord doth come. 19 And woe unto them that are with child, 43 Bucknow this, that if the good man of and to them that give suck, in these days! the house had known in what watch th:

20 But pray ye that your flight be not in thief would come, he would have watched, the winter, neither on the sabbath-day: and would not have suffered his house to be

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such broken up. as was not since the beginning of the world 44 Therefore be ye also ready : for in such to this time, no, nor ever shall be. an hour as yo think not the Son of man

12 And except those days should be short-cometh ened, there should no flesh be saved: but for 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, the elect's sake those days shall be short-whoin his lord hath inade rulerover his house ened.

holi, to give their meat in due season 23 Then if any man sball say unto you, Lo, 46 Blessed is that servant whom b's lore bere is Christ, or there; believe it not. when he council, shall find so doing,

? | For there shall arise false Christs, and 47 Verily I say unto you, Thai he shall false prophets, and shall slew great signs and make him ruler over al. his gnos. wonders; insomuch that, if it were possille, 43 But and is that evil servant shall say in They sha!! deceive the very elect.

bis heart, My lord delayeth his coming ; 25 Behold, I have told you beforc. 49 and shall begin to smite his fellow-ser.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, vanis, and to eat and drink with the drunkea, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth : 50 The lord of that servant shall come in behold, he is in the secret chainbers; believe a clay when he looketh not for him, ard in it jiol.

an hour that lie is not aware of, 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the 31 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint east, and shineth even unto the west ; su shall him his portiou with the hypocrites: there also the coming of the Sou of man be. shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there

CUAP. XXV. will the eagles be gathered together.

UEY shall the kingdom of heaven be 29 f Iminediately after the tribulation of likened unto tcu virgins, which took those days shall the sun be darkened, and their liumps, and went forth to meet the bride the moon shall not give ber light, and the sroon. stars shall fall from learen, the powers ? And five of them were wise, and five of the beavens shall be shaken:

rece loolish. 30 And then shall appear the sign of the 3 They thagorere foolish took their lamps, Son of man in heaven; and then shall all thc and look no oil with them : tribes of the earth inourn, and they shall see 4 Lut the wisc took oil in their vessels with le Son of man coming in the clouds oílica-lheir lainps. ven with power and great glory.

5 lühile the bridegroom tarried, they all 31 And he still send his angels with a great sumbered and stopt. sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather to t; And at midnight there was a cry made, gether his eleci from the four winds, from Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye oui Our end of heaven to the other.

to melom. 32" Now learn a parable of the fig tree. 7. Then all those virgins arose, and trim. When bis hraurhis yet tender, and putteth med their lamps. forth leaves, ye koniy that suinmer is nigh: 8 $1.6i the fuolish said unto the wise, Give

33 Sulikewise ye, when ye shall see all these us cf your oil; for our lamps are gone oul. abinys, know that it is neer erer at the doors. 9 Bu the wise answered, saving, Vot so

34 Verily I say unto you. This generation lest lirere be ant enough for us and you : but sball not pass, till all these things he fultilied. go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for

S3 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but yourselves. my words shall not pass away.

10 And while they went to buy, the bride36 1 But of that day and hour knoweth no groom came ; and they that were ready went man, no, not the angels of licaven, but my bn with h m to the marriage: and the door Father only:

ns slut. A7 But as the dars of Noe were, so shallax Il Alierward came also the other virgins,

coming of the Son of manlıc. Asaying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

38 For as in the days that were before the 12 But be answered and said, Verily I say flcod, they were eating and drinking, mar- uno you, I know you not. rying and giving in marriage, until the day! 13 Iwich therefore; kur ye know neither that Noe enterer into the ark,

the darrer the Lour wherein the Son of

141 For the kingdom of beuren is as a man 33 And he shall set the sheep on his rig! It travelling into a far country, who called his hand, but the goa's on the left. own: servants, and delivered into tbein his 34 Then shall the king say unto them on gooris.

his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Fa15 And unto one he gave five talents, to i her, inherit the kingdom prepared for you another two, a 10 another one ; to every from the foundation of the world: Macrording to his several ability; and 35 For I was an hungered, and ye ga re straighway look lois journey.

me meal: I was thirsty, and ye gave me 10 Thenihe that had received the five tal- drink: I was a stranger, and ye look me in: ents went and traded with the same, and 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, made them other five talents.

and ye visited me: I was in prison, and re 17 Aud likewise be that had received two, came unto me. ne also gained other two.

37 Then shall the righteous answer hina, 18 But he that had received one went and saying, Lord,when saw wethee an hung, rert, digged in the earth, and hid bis lord's money and led thee or thirsty,and gave the drink?

19 Alier a long time the lord of those ser 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and vants cometh, and reckoneth with them. took thee in? or naked, and clothed !hee

20 And so he that had received five talents 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison. came and brought other five talents, saying, and came unto thee? Lord, thou deliveredat uuto ine five talents: 40 And the king shall answer and say unbehold, I have gained besides thera fire ta- to them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmucia: lents more.

ye bave done it unto one of the least of 9.1 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou ihese my brethren, ye have dove i unto good and faithful servamı; thou hast been me. Fathul over a few things, I will make thee 41 Then shall he say also unto them on ruler over many things: enter thou into the the left hand, Depart from me, ye curse, jos of thy lord."

into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil 22 He also that had received two talents and his angels : came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto 42 For 1 was an hungered, and ye gave me two talents : behold, I ha gained two me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave nie other talents besides them.

no drink; 23 llis lord said unto him, Well done, 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me nint good and faithful servant; thou hast been in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sich, and Tathilul over a few things, I will make thee in prison, and ye visited me not. ruler over many things : enter thou into the 44 Then shall they also answer him, sar. joy of thy lord.

ing, Lord, when saw we thee ou hungeret, 21 Then he which had received the one or athirst, or a stranger, or maked, or sick, talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee iva in prison, and did not minister unto thee thou art an hard mall, reaping where the 15 Then shall he answer them, saying, has not sown, and gathering where wou hart Verily, I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did tiet strewed:

it not to one of the least of these, ye ild it 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy nobo me. li lent in the earth; !o, there thou hast thut is 16 An: We se shall go away into everlastthine.

Mg punishvneni: but the righteous into life 26 His lord answered and said unto hiin, eternal. Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou

CHAP. XXVI. knewest that I reap where I sowed not, ancil ND it came to pass, when Jesus had gather where I have not strewed;

1 finished all these savings, he said unto 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put his disciples, my morley to the exchangers, and then av 2 Ye know that after two days is the fest my coming I should have received minc own of the passover, and the Son oi man is bewh rsury:

iraved to be crucified. 23 Take therefore the talent from him, 3 Then assembled together the cniel and give it unto hin which hath ten talents. priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the

23 For unto every one that hath shall be people, unto the palace of the nigh priest, given, and he shall have abundance : butinho was called Caiaphas, from him that hath noi, shall be taken away 4 And consulted that they might take Je. even that which he hai.

sus by subully, and kill him. 30 An casi ye the unprofitable servant 5 But they said, Not on the seast-duy, lest into outer darkness: there shall be weeping there be an uproar among the people. and gnashing of teeth.

6 1 Now, when Jesus was in Bethany, in 31 9 When the Son of man shas come in the house of Simon tke leper, his glory, and all the holy angels with him, 7. There came unto him a woman having dhen shall he sit upon the throne of his glory! an alabaster-box of very precious ointment

34 And before him shall be gathered all and poured it on his head, as he sat ol meal nations; and he shall separate them one 8 But when his disciples saw it, they had from another, as a shepherd divide th his indignation, saying, To whal purpose is this slepljom the goals:


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