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8 So when even Whs come, the lord drink indeed of my cup, and be bapof the vineyard sailh unto his steward, tized with Uie baptism that 1 am bupCall the labourers, and give them f/ieij- tized with; but to sit on my right lure, beginning from the last unto the hand, and on my left, is not mine to first give; but it shall be given to them foi

9 And when they carne that viere whom it is prepared of my Father. hired about the eleventh hour, they 2-1 And when the ten heard it, they

were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

25 Bm Jesus called them unto him and aaid, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise autlmrity upon them.

26 But it shall not be so amongyou: but whosoever will be great among 3'ou, let him be your minister;

27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:

23 Even aj the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 2y II And as they departed from Jen;ho, a great multitude followed hirn.

30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way-side, when they he;u-d that Jesus px^sed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou sou of David.

31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, 0 Lord, thou son of David.

'.'/I And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that 1 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 bim.

CHAP. XXI.
A ND when they drew nigh unto
J\. Jerusalem, and were come to
Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives,
then sent Jesus two disciples,

2 Saying unto them, Go into the vil lage over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, anu a colt with her: loose them, ana bring than

into me.

3 And if any man say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he wilj send them.

AH this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet-, saying, ^

received every man a penny

10 But when the lirst came, they sup posed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man ?. penny.

11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the good man of the house,

12 Saying, These last have wrougln but one hour, and thou hast made '.hem ei(ual unto us, wluch have borne tne burden and heat of the day.

13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny? I

14 Take that thine is, mid go thy way: I will give unto this last, even j as unto thee.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do wlm I will with mine own? Is thine cy evil because 1 am good?

16 So the last shall be first, and the j first last: for many be called, but f chosen.

17 TT And Jesus going; up to Jeruna- > lem, look 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 sdiall deliver him to the Gcn•ilcs to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify 'ti't: and Use Uiird day he shall rise again.

20 U Then came to him the molher| of Zcbedee's children with her sous, worshipping him, and desiring i certain thing of him.

2t And he said unto her, What wilt! thou? She saitli unto him, Grant that| Iheee my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the oUier on the leit, in thy kingdom.

22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what jS ask. Are ye ablej to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized wiUi the baptism that lam baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

23 And Ik> sa.it.li unto Uicm, Yc shall,

Hosannas to Christ. CHAP. XXI.

5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy king cometli unto thee, meek, and sittuig upon an ass, mid a colt the foal of an ass.

6 Aim the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.

8 And a very great multitude spread their garments ui the way; others cut down branches from Use trees, and etrewed them in the way.

9 And the multitudes'that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord ; Hosanua in the highest

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

H And the multitude sa.d, Tins is Jesus the prophet of .Nazareth of Galilee.

12 IT .And Jesus went into the teoipli uf God, and cast out all them that 6old and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the changers, and the seats of them that 6old doves,

1:3 And said unto them, It is written. My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den ot

I'arable of the two Sons. they niai celled, saying, How soon is die fig-tree withered away!

21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily, I say unto you, if ye

faith, and doubt not, ye shai! nly do this which v done to the fig-tree, but also, if ye shall say unto riountai'u, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

22 And all tilings, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

23 TT Ami when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as ie was teaching, and said, By what luthority doest Thou these things? and' vho gave thee this authority?

24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I al;o will ask you one thing,

bich if ye tell nie, 1 in like wise ill tell you by what authority 1 do

thieves.

14 And the blind and the la to him in the temple; and he healed them.

16 TT And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in 1 lie' "temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,

16 And said unto him, Hoarest thou what these say? And Jesus saitli unto them, Yea, have ye never read, Oui of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?

17 TT And he left thein, and went out of the city into Bethany ; and he lodged there.

18 Now in the morning, as he re turned into fihe city, he hungered.

19 And when he saw a iig-trce in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruitgrow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the tig-tree withered away.

20 And when Uie disciples saw ic,

15 The baptism of John, whence as it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, aying, if we shall say, From heaven; ie will say nine us, Whj' did ye uol hen believe him?

26 But if we shall say Of men; we fear the people: for all hold Join as a prophet.

27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I youby what authority 1 do these things.

28 TT But what think ye? A certain 1 two sons; and he came to and said, Son, go work to

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30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, 1 go, sir, and went not.

31 Whether of them twain did th-i will oC his father? They say unto him, The first Jesus saith unto them, Verily 1 say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of Gcd before you.

32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not; but the publicans and tin; harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that, ye might believe him.

33 IT Hear another parabk; Then Parable <>/ the Vineyard. S. MATTHEW. The wedding Jetut.

2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage fi>r his son,

was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a wine-press m it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.

34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his sen-ants to the ausbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.

35 And Uip husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.

37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They wiJl reverence my son.

38 But when the husbandmen saw Hie son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew

10 When the lord therefore of tin vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?

•11 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render bim die fruits in their seasons.

42 Jesu3 saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The Btone which the builders rejected, the fearne is become the head of the corner: This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.

46 But w'len they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, oecause they took him for a prophet.

CHAP XXII.

AND Jesus answered, and spake . unto tbt-ra again by parables, and taid,

3 And" sent forth his sen\mts to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.

4 Again,he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and my fallings are killed, and all tilings are ready; come unto the marriage.

5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:

6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated l/tem spitefully, and slew them.

7 But when the king heard thc\ eqf, ie was wroth: and he sent forth his

armies, and destroyed those murder ers, and burned up their city. S Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy.

9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to 'lie marriage.

10 So those sen-ants went out into he highways, and gathered together II, as many as they found, both bad

and good: and the wedding was fur lished with guests.

11 IT And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man

hich had not on a wedding-garment: 1-2 And he saith unto him, Friend, ow earnest thou in hither, not having wedding-garment? And he was speechless

13 Then said the king to the servants. Bind him hand and foot, and take him

ay and cast Aim into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

15 IT Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any mem; for thou regardest not the person of men

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or not?

IS But Jesus perceived their wicked

Thefuture state. CHAP. ues3, and said, Why tempt yc me, ye \ hypocrites? I

19 Show me Uie tribute-money. And tliey brought unto him a penny. I

20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription?

521 They say unto him,Cesar's. Then saith he unto" them, Render therefore unto Cesar the things which are Cesar's; and unto God the things that| are God's.

22 When they had heard these word?, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

23 1F The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,

2-1 Saying, Master, Moses said, If aj man die, having no cluldren, his brother shall marry liis wife and raise up seed unto his brother.

25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when lie had married a wife, deceased; and, having no issue, left his wife, unto his brother:

26 Likewise the second also, and the Uiird, unto the seventh.

27 And last of all the woman died also.

28 Therefore in the resurrection Cvhose wife shall she be of the seven? tor they all had her.

29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage but are as the angels of God in hea

31 But as touching the resurrection of| Uie dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, say

32 1 am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not Uie God of the dead, but of the living.

33 And when Uie multitude heard Uiis, they were astonished at his doc trine.

34 IT But when Uie Pharisees had heard Uiat he had put Uie Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

3(5 Master, which is the great comniandinent in the law?

37 J ecus said unto him, Thou shall love the Lord thy God with ai! thy

XXIII. ^.ftc two great commands. heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy inuid.

3S This is the first and great com mandmenL

39 And ths second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as Uiy self.

40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

41 IT "While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,

42 Saying.What think ye of Christ i* whose son is he? They sa}' unto him, The son of David.

43 He saith unto them, How the,i doth David in Spirit call him Lord,

44 The Loed said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

45 If David then call him Lord, bowis he his son?

46 And no man was able to answer him a word; neither durst any man, from that day forth, ask him any more questions.

CHAP XXHI.

THEN spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,

2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sitili Moses' seat:

3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, thai observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

"For they bind heavy burdens, and jvous to be borne, and lay tUem Oq men's shoulders; but they themselves will not moveUicm with one of-their lingers.

5 But all Uicir works Uiey do for lo se seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,

6 And love Uie uppermost rooms a t feasts, and the chief seats in the eyn agogucs,

7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

8 But be notyc called Rabbi: for one is your master, even Christ; and ail ye are brethren.

9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ

11 Hut he that is greatest among you sha'l be your servant.

Marks of hypocrisy. S. MATTHEW. Pionshment of hypocrtw

And whosoever shall exalt Mm-iter, that the outside of them inav'l* fll shall be abased; and he that shall clean also Y lumble himself shall be exalted. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Phan

13 1T But woe unto you, scribes and I sees, hypocrites 1 for ye are like to'

Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up ihe kingdom of heaven against men for yc neither go in youiselves, neithei sutler ye them that are entering, to go in.

1-1 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites I for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

15 Woe unto 3-ou, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor I

17 Ye fools, and blind! for whether Ih greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

IS And, whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whoso

ever sweareth by the gilt that is upon kill and

to whited sepulchres, whicn indeed appear beautiful outward, but arcwithin full of dead wen's bones, and of all uncleanness. 2S Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29 Woe unto you, scribes and Phari sees,hypocrites 1 because ye build the lomb3 of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not. have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto ourselves, t hat ye are the children of hem which killed the prophets.

32 Fill ye up then the measure of our fathers.

33 Yc serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can yc escape the damna lion of hell?

34 TI Wherefore, behold, I send unto ou nrophets, and wise men, and

of them ye shall

it, lie

19 Ye fools, and blind! for w is greater, the gift, or the altaj sanctifieth the gilt?

20 Whoso therefore shall swear by Ihe altar, sweareth by it, and by a" tilings thereon.

21 And whoso shall swear by th temple, sweareth by it, and by )iin that dwelieth therein.

22 And he that shall swear by hen ven, sweareth by the throne of God and by him that sitteth thereon.

23 Woe unto you, scribes and Phari sees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint, and annise, and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters c the law, judgment, mercy, and faith these ought ye to have done, and nc to leave the other undone.

24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a| gnat, and swallow a camel.

25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean die outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extor-j tion and excess. j

26 Thau blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and plat-'

cify; and some of them

shall ye scourge in yo and persecute them liom city to city:

35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from ihe blaod of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

36 Verily 1 say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

37 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonesi them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gatheretli her chickens under her wings, and yc would not!

38 Behold, your house is left unto ,'ou desolate.

39 For I say unto you, Ye shall. not see me henceforth, till ye shall eay, Blessed is he thatcomelh in the name of the Lord.

CHAP. XXIV. ND Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples carae to him, for to show him the buiklings of the temple. 2 And Jesus said untothem, See ye

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