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or offences. Of for- THEN said he únto the disciples, It is impossible but 17 reness of mones that offences will come : but wo unto him through whom
ix. 42. they come! It were better for him that a millstone were 2 hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves ! If thy 3 brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in 4 a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent ; thou shalt forgive him.
of faith. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. 5 (Matt. xvii. 20.) And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard- 6 seed, ye might say unto this sycamine-tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea ; and it should obey you. Difference between But which of you having a servant plowing, or feed- 7
merit and lavor. ing cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat ? and will not rather say unto 8 him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken ; and afterward thou shalt eat and drink? Doth he thank that servant, because he did the things that were com- 9 manded him ? I trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all 10 those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants : we have done that which was our duty to do."
AND it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he 11 Christ journeys towards Jerusalem. passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. (ix. 51.)
AND as he entered into a certain village, there met him 12 He heals ten lepers. ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: and they 13 lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us! And 14 when he saw them, he said unto them, Go show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with 15 a loud voice glorified God,' and fell down on his face at his feet, giving 16 him thanks : and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering, said, Were 17 there not ten cleansed ? but where are the nine? There are not found 18 that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto 19 him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole.
the AND when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when 20 In answer to the Pharisees, Christ de-the kingdom of God should come, he answered them, and clares the lowliness said. The kingdom of God cometh not with observation. of his kingdom; and the destruction of Neither shall they say, “Lo here!' or "Lo there!' for, 21 Jerusalem.
behold, the kingdom of God is within you. And he 22 said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they 23 shall say to you, · See here!' or . See there!' go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning that lighteneth out of the one part under 24 heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected 25 of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also 26 in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married 27 wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as 28 it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded: but the same day that Lot went out of 29 Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all : 'even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. ' In 30 that day, he which shall be upon the house-top, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away; and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife. 'Whosoever 32 shall seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life, shall preserve it. I tell you, In that night there shall be two men in one 34 bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall 35 be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men 36 shall be in the field ; the one shall be taken, and the other left. And 37 they answered and said unto him, Where, Lord ? And he said unto, them, Wheresoever the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered together. He teaches impor- And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that 18
tunity in prayer. men ought always to pray, and not to faint; saying, There 2 was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man. And 3 there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while: but afterward he 4 said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet, be- 5 cause this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge 6 saith. And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night 7 unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge 8 them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? Parable of the Phar- And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in 9
isce and Publican. themselves that they were righteous, and despised others : Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the 10 other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself; 11 God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give 12 tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would 13 not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner! I tell you, This man went down 14 to his house, justified rather than the other : for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased ; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Christ receives and · AND they brought unto him also infants, that he would 15 dren. Matt. xxi. 15. touch them : but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked · Mark xi. 13. them. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer 16 little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily, I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive 17 the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter therein.
The conduct of the AND a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, 18 young ruler. Christ what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said 19 cautions his disciples against wealth. Matt.unto him, Why callest thou me good ? none is good, save
xix. 16. Mark x. 17. one, that is God. Thou knowest the commandments, 20 “ Do not commit adultery," " Do not kill,” 66 Do not steal,” “ Do not bear false witness," - Honor thy father and thy mother.” And he 21 said, All these hạve I kept from my youth up. Now, when Jesus heard 22 these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven : and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very 23 sorrowful : for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he was 24 very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a 25 needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. | And they that heard it, said, Who then can be saved ? And he said, The 26 things which are impossible with men, are possible with God. Then 28 Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee. And he said unto 29 them, Verily, I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
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who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the 30 world to come life everlasting.
THEN he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, 31 He again predicts his death. Matt. Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are xx. 17. Mark x. 32. written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall 32 be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on; and they shall 33 scourge him, and put him to death : and the third day he shall rise again. And they understood none of these things : and this saying was hid from 34 them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
Two blind men AND it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto 35 cured near Jericho Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way-side begging ; Matt. xx. 29. Mark
X. 46. and hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it 36 meant. ' And they told him that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. ' And he 37 cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me! And they 39 which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace : but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me! And 40 Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him, saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto 41 thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight. · And Jesus said 42 unto him, Receive thy sight; thy faith hath saved thee. And immediately 43 he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God : and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God. Conversion of AND Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. 'And 19
Zaccheus. behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus 3 who he was; and could not for the press, for he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore-tree to see him ; for 4 he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked 5 up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come down : for to-day I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and 6 came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all 7 murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zaccheus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half 8 of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto 9 him, This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that 10 which was lost. Parable of the And as they heard these things, he added and spake a 11
pounds. parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. He 12 said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and 13 delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But 14 his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that when he was 15 returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came 16 the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said 17 unto him, Well, thou good servant : because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities. And the second.came, 18 saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And he said, likewise 19 to him, Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying, Lord, 20 behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin: for I 21
feared thee, because thou art an austere man : thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he saith unto 22 him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: wherefore then gavest not thou my 23 money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury? And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the 24 pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds. (And they said unto him, 25 Lord, he hath ten pounds.) For I say unto you, That unto every one 26 which hath, shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. But those mine enemies, which would 27 not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.
Christ prepares to AND when he had thus spoken, he went before, ascend- 28 Matt. xxi. 1. Mark
Mark ing up to Jerusalem. And it came to pass, when he was 29 xi. 1. John xii. 12. come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 'saying, Go ye into 30 the village over against you ; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him ? thus shall ye say unto 31 him, Because the Lord hath need of him. And they that were sent went 32 their way, and found even as he had said unto them. And as they were 33 loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? And they said, The Lord hath need of him. And they brought 34 him to Jesus : and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way. 36 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of 37 Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works that they had seen ;
saying, • Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the LORD! 38 Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!' And some of the Pharisees 39 from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you, that if these should hold 40 their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.
His lamentation And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and 41 over Jerusalem and wept over it, ' saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at 42 prophecy of its
destruction. least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall come 43 upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,' and shall lay thee even with 44 the ground, and thy children within thee: and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another: because thou knowest not the time of thy visitation.
Christ enters the AND he went into the temple, and began to cast 45 temple, and casts out out them that sold therein, and them that bought, 'saying 46
the merchants. Matt. xxi. 12. Mark unto them, It is written, “ My house is the house of
prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.” And he 47 taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes, and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, and could not find what 48 they might do : for all the people were very attentive to hear him. He answers those AND it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he 20 Mauthority. Mains taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, xxi. 23. Mark xi. 27. the chief priests and the scribes came upon him, with the elders, ' and spake unto him, saying, Tell us, By what authority doest 2 thou these things ? or who is he that gave thee this authority? And he 3 answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing ; and answer
me : ! The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men ? ' And they 4,5 reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not? But and if we say, Of men; all the 6 people will stone us : for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.
And they answered, That they could not tell whence it was. 'And Jesus 7,8 said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.
De of the THEN began he to speak to the people this parahle: 9 The parable of the vineyard. Matt. A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husul. 33. Mark sil. d. bandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. And at the season he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should 10 give him of the fruit of the vineyard : but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent another servant: and they 11 beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. And again he sent a third : and they wounded him also, and cast him 12 out. Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send 13 my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, 14 saying, This is the heir : come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What 15 therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them? He shall come 16 and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid. ' And he beheld them, 17 and said, What is this then that is written, “ The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner ?”. Whosoever shall 18 fall upon that stone, shall be broken : but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. And the chief priests and the scribes the same 19 hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people : for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.
And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which 20 Christ answers the Herodians. Matt. should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold xxii. 15. Mark xij.
Mark xii. 13. of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. And they asked him, saying, 21 Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly: Is it lawful 22 for us to give tribute unto Cesar, or no? But he perceived their crafti- 23 ness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? Show me a penny. Whose 24 image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Cesar's. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Cesar the things which 25 be Cesar's, and unto God the things which be God's. And they could 26 not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at bis answer, and held their peace.
THEN came to him certain of the Sadducees (which deny 27 He silences the Sad ducees. Mati. xxli. that there is any resurrection) and they asked him, 'Say- 28
Ill. 28. ing, Master, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. There were therefore 29 seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. "And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. ' And the third 30 took her; and in like manner the seven also : and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also. Therefore in the resur- 32 rection, whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife. And 34 Jesus answering, said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage : but they which shall be accounted worthy to ob- 35 tain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage : 'neither can they die any more: for they are 36 equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children