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Christ teaches meekness. S. MATTHEW. He rides into Jerusalem.

3 And he went out about the third hour, am baptized with? They say unto him, and saw others standing idle in the market- We are able. place,

1 23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall 4 And said unto them, Go ve also into drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, I with the baptism that I am baptized with: will give you. And they went their way. but to sit on my right hand, and on my

5 Again he went out about the sixth and left, is not mine to give, but it shall be giver minth hour, and did likewise.

to them for whom it is prepared of my 6 And about the eleventh hour he went Father. out, and found others standing idle, and 24 And when the ten heard it, they were saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the moved with indignation against the two day idle?

brethren. 7 They say unto him, Because no man 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and hath hired us. Ile saith unto them, Go ye said, Ye know that the princes of the Genalso into the vineyard; and whatsoever is tiles exercise dominion over them, and they right, that shall ye receive.

that are great exercise authority upon them. 8 So when evening was come, the lord 26 But it shall not be so among you: of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call but whosoever will be great among you, let the labourers, and give them their hire, be- him be your minister; ginning from the last unto the first. I 27 And whosoever will be chief among

9 And when they came that were hired you, let him be your servant: about the eleventh hour, they received 28 Even as the Son of man came not to every man a penny.

be ministered unto, but to minister, and to 10 But when the first came, they sup- give his life a ransom for many. posed that they should have received more; 29 (And as they departed from Jericho, and they likewise received every man a a great multitude followed him. penny.

l 30 And behold, two blind men sitting 11 And when they had received it, they by the way-side, when they heard that murmured against the good man of the Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have house,

mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. 12 Saying, These last have wrought but 31 And the multitude rebuked them, beone hour, and thou hast made them equal cause they should hold their peace : but unto us, which have borne the burden and they cried the more, saying, Have mercy heat of the day.

on us, O Lord, thou son of David. 13 But he answered one of them, and 32 And Jesus stood still, and called said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not them, and said, What will ye that I shall do thou agree with me for a penny ?

unto you? 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way : 33 They say unto him, Lord, that our I will give unto this last, even as unto thee. eyes may be opened.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I 34 So Jesus had compassion on them, will with mine own? is thine eye evil be- and touched their eyes: and immediately cause I am good ?

their eyes received sight, and they fol16 So the last shall be first, and the first lowed him. last: for many be called, but few chosen.

CHAP. XXI. 17 | And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, AND when they drew nigh unto Jerutook the twelve disciples apart in the way, fl salem, and were come to Bethphage, and said unto them,

Junto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus 18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and two disciples, the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the 2 Saying unto them, Go into the village chief priests, and unto the scribes, and over against you, and straightway ye shall they shall condemn him to death,

find an ass tied, and a colt with her : loose 19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles them, and bring them unto me. to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify 3 And if any man say ought unto you, him : and the third day he shall rise again. ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them;

20 | Then came to him the mother of and straightway he will send them. Zebedee's children, with her sons, wor- 4 All this was done, that it might be shipping him, and desiring a certain thing fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, of him.

saving, 21 And he said unto her, What wilt 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thou ? She saith unto him, Grant that these thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and my two sons may sit, the one on thy right sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of hand, and the other on the left, in thy an ass. kingdom.

7 6 And the disciples went, and did as Je 22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye sus commanded them, know not what ye ask. Are ye able to ✓ And brought the ass and the colt, and drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and put on them their clothes, and they set him to be baptized with the baptism that thereon.

The fig-trec cursed.

CHAP. XXI.

Parable of the vineyard. 8 And a very great multitude spread it? from heaven, or of men? And they their garments in the way; others cut reasoned with themselves, saying, If we down branches from the trees, and strewed shall say, From heaven; he will say unto them in the way.

us, Why did ye not then believe him? 9 And the multitudes that went before, 26 But if we shall say, Of men ; we fear and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna the people: for all hold John as a prophet. to the son of David: Blessed is he that 27 And they answered Jesus, and said, cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna We cannot tell. And he said unto them, in the highest.

Neither tell I you by what authority I do 10 And when he was come into Jerusa- these things. Jem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is 28 | But what think ye? A certain man this?

Thad two sons; and he came to the first, 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus and said, Son, go work to-day in my vinethe prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. yard.

12 1 And Jesus went into the temple of 29 He answered and said, I will not; but God, and cast out all them that sold and afterward he repented, and went. bought in the temple, and overthrew the 30 And he came to the second, and said tables of the money-changers, and the seats likewise. And he answered and said, I go, of them that sold doves,

sir: and went not. 13 And said unto them. It is written, 31 Whether of them twain did the will My house shall be called the house of of his father? They say unto him, The first. prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto

14 And the blind and the lame came to you, That the publicans and the harlots go him in the temple; and he healed them into the kingdom of God before you.

15 q And when the chief priests and 32 For John came unto you in the way scribes saw the wonderful things that he of righteousness, and ye believed him not : did, and the children crying in the temple, but the publicans and the harlots believed and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repentthey were sore displeased,

ed not afterward, that ye might believe him. 16 And said unto him, Hearest thou 33 | Hear another parable; There was what these say? And Jesus saith unto a certain householder, which planted a them, Yea: have ye never read, Out of vineyard, and hedged it round about, and the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast digged a wine-press in it, and built a tower, perfected praise ?

and let it out to husbandmen, and went into 17 1 And he left them, and went out of a far country: the city into Bethany, and he lodged there. 34 And when the time of the fruit drew

18 Now in the morning, as he returned near, he sent his servants to the husbandinto the city, he hungered.

men, that they might receive the fruits of it. 19 And when he saw a fig-tree in the 35 And the husbandmen took his serway, he came to it, and found nothing vants, and beat one, and killed another, thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, and stoned another. Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward 36 Again, he sent other servants more for ever. And presently the fig-tree wither than the first: and they did unto them likeed away.

wise. 20 And when the disciples saw it, they 37 But last of all, he sent unto them his marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig-tree son, saying, They will reverence my son. withered away!

1 38 But when the husbandmen saw the 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, son, they said among themselves, This is Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us doubt not, ye shall not only do this which seize on his inheritance. is done to the fig-tree, but also, if ye shall 39 And they caught him, and cast him say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, out of the vineyard, and slew him. and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be 40 When the lord therefore of the vinedone.

yard cometh, what will he do unto those 22 And all things whatsoever ye shall husbandmen? ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. 41 They say unto him, He will misera

23 [ And when he was come into the bly destroy those wicked men, and will let temple, the chief priests and the elders of out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, the people came unto him as he was teach- which shall render him the fruits in their ing, and said, By what authority doest seasons. thou these things ? and who gave thee this 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never authority ?

read in the scriptures, The stone which 24 And Jesus answered and said unto the builders rejected, the same is become them, I also will ask you one thing, which the head of the corner: this is the Lord's if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? what authority I do these things.

43 Therefore say I unto you, The king25 The baptism of John, whence was dom of God shall be taken from you, and The wedding-garment. S. MATTHEW. Concerning the resurrection. given to a nation bringing forth the fruits 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thereof.

thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Ce 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone, sar, or not? shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedfall, it will grind him to powder.

ness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypo 45 And when the chief priests and Pha- crites ? risees had heard his parables, they perceiv-. 19 Shew me the tribute-money. And ed that he spake of them.

they brought unto him a penny. 46 But when they sought to lay hands 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is on him, they feared the multitude, because this image, and superscription ! they took him for a prophet.

| 21 They say unto him, Cesar's. Then CHAP. XXII.

saith he unto them, Render therefore unto AND Jesus answered and spake unto Cesar, the things which are Cesar's; and A them again by parables, and said, unto God, the things that are God's.

2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a 22 When they had heard these words, certain king, which made a marriage for they marvelled, and left him, and went their his son,

way. 3 And sent forth his servants to call them! 23 1 The same day came to him the that were bidden to the wedding: and they Sadducees, which say that there is no rewould not come.

surrection, and asked him, 4 Again, he sent forth other servants. 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man saying, Tell them which are bidden, Be-die, having no children, his brother shall hold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his and my fatlings are killed, and all things brother. are ready: coine unto the marriage.

25 Now there were with us seven bre5 But they made light of it, and went thren: and the first, when he had married a their ways, o'ne to his farm, another to his wife, deceased; and having no issue, left merchandise.

his wife unto his brother. 6 And the remnant took his servants, 26 Likewise the second also, and the and entreated them spitefully, and slew third, unto the seventh. them.

| 27 And last of all the woman died also. 7 But when the king heard thereof, he 28 Therefore in the resurrection, whose was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, wife shall she be of the seven ? for they all and destroyed those murderers, and burned had her. up their city.

129 Jesus answered and said unto them, 8 Then saith he to his servants, The Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor wedding is ready, but they which were the power of God. bidden were not worthy.

1 30 For in the resurrection they neither 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, marry, nor are given in marriage, but are and as many as ye shall find, bid to the as the angels of God in heaven. marriage.

31 But as touching the resurrection of 10 So those servants went out into the the dead, have ye not read that which was highways, and gathered together all as ma- spoken unto you by God, saying, ny as they found, both bad and good : and 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the the wedding was furnished with guests. God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God

11 And when the king came in to see is not the God of the dead, but of the living. the guests, he saw there a man which had 33 And when the multitude heard this not on a wedding-garment :

they were astonished at his doctrine. 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how 34 | But when the Pharisees had heard camest thou in hither, not having a wed- that he had put the Sadducees to silence, ding-garment? And he was speechless. they were gathered together.

13 Then said the king to the servants, 35 Then one of them which was a lay. Bind him hand and foot, and take him yer, asked him a question, tempting him, away, and cast him into utter darkness : and saying, there shall be weeping and gnashing of 36 Master, which is the great commandteeth.

ment in the law ? 14 For many are called, but few are 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love chosen.

the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and 15 | Then went the Pharisees, and took with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. counsel how they might entangle him in 38 This is the first and great commandhis talk.

ment. 16 And they sent out unto him their dis- 39 And the second is like unto it. Thou ciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. we know that thou art true, and teachest 40 On these two commandments hang the way of God in truth, neither carest thou all the law and the prophets. for any man : for thou regardest not the 41 l While the Pharisees were gathered person of men.

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Christ exposes the Pharisees. CHAP. XXIII. Destruction of Jerusalem.

42 Saying, What think ye of Christ ? greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctiwhose son is ne? They say unto him, The fieth the gold ? son of David.

1 18 And whosoever shall swear by the 43 He saith unto them, How then doth altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Siti 19 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is thou on my right hand, till I make thine greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth enemies thy footstool ?

the gift? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is 20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the he his son?

altar, sweareth by it, and by all things 46 And no man was able to answer him thereon. a word, neither durst any man, from that 21 And whoso shall swear by the temday forth, ask him any more questions. ple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwellCHAP. XXIII.

eth therein. THEN spake Jesus to the multitude, 22 And he that shall swear by heaven, 1 and to his disciples,

sweareth by the throne of God, and by him 2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees that sitteth thereon. sit in Moses' seat:

123 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you hypocritesfor ye pay tithe of mint, and observe, that observe and do: but do not anise, and cummin, and have omitted the ye after their works : for they say, and do weightier matters of the law, judgment,

mercy, and faith : these ought ye to have 4 For they bind heavy burdens, and done, and not to leave the other undone. grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's 24 Ye blind gnides, which strain at a shoulders; but they themselves will not gnat, and swallow a camel. move them with one of their fingers.

25 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, 5 But all their works they do for to be hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside seen of men: they make broad their phy- of the cup and of the platter, but within lacteries, and enlarge the borders of their they are full of extortion and excess. garments,

| 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, that which is within the cup and platter, and the chief seats in the synagogues, that the outside of them may be clean also.

7 And greetings in the markets, and to 27 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited 8 But be not ye called Rabbi : for one is sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful your Master, even Christ; and all ye are outward, but are within full of dead men's brethren.

bones, and of all uncleanness. 9 And call no man your father upon the 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear earth: for one is your Father which is in righteous unto men, but within ye are full

of hypocrisy and iniquity. 10 Neither be ye called masters : for one 29 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, is your Master, even Christ.

hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of 11 But he that is greatest among you, the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres shall be your servant.

of the righteous, 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself, 30 And say, If we had been in the days shall be abased; and he that shall humble of our fathers, we would not have been himself, shall be exalted.

partakers with them in the blood of the 13 | But wo unto you, scribes and Pha- prophets. risees, hypocrites ! for ye shut up the king- 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourdom of heaven against men : for ye neither selves, that ye are the children of them go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them which killed the prophets. that are entering, to go in.

132 Fill ye up then the measure of your 14 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, fathers. hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, and for a pretence make long prayer : how can ye escape the damnation of hell? therefore ye shall receive the greater dam- 34 Wherefore behold, I send unto you nation.

prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and 15 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, some of them ye shall kill and crucify, and hypocrites ! for ye compass sea and land some of them shall ye scourge in your synato make one proselyte; and when he is gogues, and persecute them from city to made, ye make him two-fold more the child city : of hell than yourselves.

135 That upon you may come all the 16 Wo unto you, ye blind guides, which righteous blood shed upon the earth, from say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, the blood of righteous Abel, unto the blood it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor. slew between the temple and the altar. 17 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is 36 Verily I say unto you, All these

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S. MATTHEW. destruction of the temple. things shall come upon this generation. 19 And wo unto them that are with child,

37 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that and to them that give suck in those days! killest the prophets, and stonest them 20 But pray ye that your flight be not which are sent unto thee, how often would in the winter, neither on the sabbath-day: I have gathered thy children together, even 21 For then shall be great tribulation, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her such as was not since the beginning of the wings, and ye would not !

world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 38 Behold, your house is left unto you 22 And except those days should be desolate.

| shortened, there should no flesh be saved: 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see but for the elect's sake those days shall be me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed shortened. is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, CHAP. XXIV.

Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it AND Jesus went out, and departed from not. A the temple: and his disciples came 24 For there shall arise false Christs, to him for to shew him the buildings of the and false prophets, and shall shew great temple.

signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not were possible, they shall deceive the very all these things ? verily I say unto you, elect. There shall not be left here one stone upon 25 Behold, I have told you before. another, that shall not be thrown down. 26 Wherefore, if they shall say unto

3 [ And as he sat upon the mount of you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not Olives, the disciples came unto him private-forth : behold, he is in the secret chambers; ly, saying, Tell us, when shall these things believe it not. be? and what shall be the sign of thy 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the coming, and of the end of the world ? east, and shineth even unto the west ; so

4 And Jesus answered and said unto shall also the coming of the Son of man them, Take heed that no man deceive you.be.

5 For many shall come in my name, 28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive will the eagles be gathered together. many.

| 29 Immediately after the tribulation of 6 And ye shall hear of wars, and ru- those days, shall the sun be darkened, mours of wars : see that ye be not troubled : and the moon shall not give her light, and for all these things must come to pass, but the stars shall fall from heaven, and the the end is not yet.

powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 7 For nation shall rise against nation, 30 And then shall appear the sign of and kingdom against kingdom: and there the Son of man in heaven: and then shall shall be famines, and pestilences, and all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they earthquakes in divers places.

shall see the Son of man coming in the 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. clouds of heaven with power and great

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be glory. afflicted, and shall kill you : and ye shall 31 And he shall send his angels with a be hated of all nations for my name's sake. great sound of a trumpet, and they shall

10 And then shall many be offended, and gather together his elect from the four shall betray one another, and shall hate one winds, from one end of heaven to the other. another.

| 32 | Now learn a parable of the fig11 And many false prophets shall rise, tree; When his branch is yet tender, and and shall deceive many.

Trutteth forth leaves, ye know that summer 12 And because iniquity shall abound, lis nigh: the love of many shall wax cold.

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all 13 But he that shall endure unto the these things, know that it is near, even at end, the same shall be saved.

the doors. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall 34 Verily I say unto you, This generabe preached in all the world, for a witness tion shall not pass, till all these things be unto all nations; and then shall the end fulfilled. come.

| 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, 15 When ye therefore shall see the abo- but my words shall not pass away. mination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel 36 But of that day and hour knoweth the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but readeth, let him understand:)

my Father only. 16 Then let them which be in Judea 37 But as the days of Noe rere, so shall flee into the mountains :

also the coming of the Son of man be. 17 Let him which is on the house-top 38 For as in the days that were before not come down to take any thing out of his the flood, they were eating and drinking, house :

marrying and giving in marriage, until the 18 Neither let him which is in the field day that Noe entered into the ark, return back to take his clothes.

| 39 And knew not until the flood came,

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