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Parable of the ten virgins, CHAP. XXV.

and of the talents. and took them all away: so shall also the 11 Afterward came also the other vircoming of the Son of man be.

gins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 40 Then shall two be in the field ; the 12 But he answered and said, Verily I one shall be taken, and the other left. say unto you, I know you not.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither mill; the one shall be taken, and the other the day nor the hour wherein the Son of left.

man cometh. 42 | Watch therefore ; for ye know not 14 f For the kingdom of heaven is as a what hour your Lord doth come.

man travelling into a far country, who call43 But know this, that if the good man ed his own servants, and delivered unto of the house had known in what watch the them his goods. thief would come, he would have watched, 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to and would not have suffered his house to be another two, and to another one; to every broken up.

man according to his several ability; and 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in straight way took his journey. such an hour as ye think not, the Son of 16 Then he that had received the five man cometh.

talents, went and traded with the same, and 45 Who then is a faithful and wise ser- made them other five talents. vant, whom his lord hath made ruler over 17 And likewise he that had received two, his household, to give them meat in due he also gained other two. season?

18 But he that had received one, went 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing. money.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall 19 After a long time the lord of those make him ruler over all his goods.

servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 48 But and if that evil servant shall 20 And so he that had received five tasay in his heart, My lord delayeth his com- lents, came and brought other five talents, ing;

saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five 49 And shall begin to smite his fellow- talents : behold, I have gained beside them servants, and to eat and drink with the five talents more. drunken;

1 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, 50 The lord of that servant shall come in thou good and faithful servant; thou hast a day when he looketh not for him, and in been faithful over a few things, I will make an hour that he is not aware of,

thee ruler over many things: enter thou 51 And shall cut him asunder, and ap- into the joy of thy lord. point him his portion with the hypocrites: 22 He also that had received two talents there shall be weeping and gnashing of came, and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unteeth.

to me two talents: behold, I have gained CHAP. XXV.

two other talents beside them. THEN shall the kingdom of heaven be 23 His lord said unto him, Well done,

I likened unto ten virgins, which took good and faithful servant; thou hast been their lamps, and went forth to meet the faithful over a few things, I will make thee bridegroom.

ruler over many things: enter thou into the 2 And five of them were wise, and five joy of thy lord. toere foolish.

24 Then he which had received the one 3 They that were foolish took their talent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee lamps, and took no oil with them:

that thou art an hard man, reaping where 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels thou hast not sown, and gathering where with their lamps.

thou hast not strewed : 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid slumbered and slept.

thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast 6 And at midnight there was a cry that is thine. made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh ; 26 His lord answered and said unto him, go ye out to meet him.

Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou 7 Then all those virgins arose, and knewest that I reap where I gowed not, and trimmed their lamps.

gather where I have not strewed : 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put Give us of your oil: for our lamps are gone my money to the exchangers, and then at out.

my coming I should have received mine 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not own with usury. so; lest there be not enough for us and 28 Take therefore the talent from him, you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and give it unto him which hath ten taand buy for yourselves.

lents. 10 And while they went to buy, the 29 For unto every one that hath shall be bridegroom came; and they that were given, and he shall have abundance : but ready, went in with him to the marriage: from him that hath not, shall be taken away and the door was shut.

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Description of the last judgment. S. MATTHEW. Christ eats the passover.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant priests, and the scribes, and the elders of into utter darkness : there shall be weeping the people, unto the palace of the high and gnashing of teeth.

priest, who was called Caiaphas, 31 I When the Son of man shall come 4 And consulted that they might take in his glory, and all the holy angels with Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. him, then shall he sit upon the throne of 5 But they said, Not on the feast-day, his glory:

llest there be an uproar among the people. 32 And before him shall be gathered all 6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, nations: and he shall separate them one in the house of Simon the leper, from another, as a shepherd divideth his 7 There came unto him a woman having sheep from the goats:

an alabaster-box of very precious ointment, 33 And he shall set the sheep on his and poured it on his head as he sat at right hand, but the goats on the left. meat.

34 Then shall the King say unto them 8 But when his disciples saw it, they on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my had indignation, saying, To what purpose Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for is this waste ? you from the foundation of the world : 9 For this ointment might have been

35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave sold for much, and given to the poor. me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me 10 When Jesus understood it, he said drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me unto them, Why trouble ye the woman?

for she hath wrought a good work upon me. 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was 11 For ye have the poor always with sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, you; but me ye have not always. and ye came unto me.

T 12 For in that she hath poured this oint37 Then shall the righteous answer him, ment on my body, she did it for my burial. saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hun- 13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever gered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave this gospel shall be preached in the whole thee drink?

world, there shall also this, that this woman 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and hath done, be told for a memorial of her. took thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee? 14 | Then one of the twelve, called Ju.

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in das Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, prison, and came unto thee?

15 And said unto them, What will ve 40 And the King shall answer and say give me, and I will deliver him unto you? unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inas. And they covenanted with him for thirty much as ye have done it unto one of the pieces of silver. least of these my brethren, ye have done it 16 And from that time he sought opporunto me.

tunity to betray him. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on 17 Now the first day of the feast of the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jeinto everlasting fire, prepared for the devil sus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that and his angels :

we prepare for thee to eat the passover ! 42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave 18 And he said, Go into the city to such me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, me no drink :

My time is at hand; I will keep the pass 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not over at thy house with my disciples. in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had and in prison, and ye visited me not. appointed them; and they made ready the

44 Then shall they also answer him, passover. saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hun- 20 Now when the even was come, he sai gered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or down with the twelve. sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto 21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily thee?

I say unto you, That one of you shall be 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, tray me. Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did 22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, it not to one of the least of these, ye did it and began every one of them to say unto not to me.

him, Lord, is it I? 46 And these shall go away into everlast- 23 And he answered and said, He that ing punishment : but the righteous into life dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the eternal.

same shall betray me. CHAP. XXVI.

1 24 The Son of man goeth, as it is write AND it came to pass, when Jesus had ten of him : but wo unto that man by whom A finished all these sayings, he said un- the Son of man is betrayed! it had been to his disciples,

good for that man if he had not been born. 2 Ye know that after two days is the 25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, feast of the passover, and the Son of man answered and said, Master, is it I? He is betraved to be crucified.

said unto him, Thou hast said. 3 1 Then assembled together the chief 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took

Christ prays at Gethsemane. CHAP. XXVI. He is betrayed by Judas. bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and 46 Rise, let us be going : behold, he is gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, at hand that doth betray me. eat; this is my body.

| 47 | And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, 27 And he took the cup, and gave one of the twelve, came, and with him a thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink great multitude with swords and staves, ye all of it;

from the chief priests and elders of the 28 For this is my blood of the new tes-people. I tament, which is shed for many for the 48 Now he that betrayed him, gave them remission of sins.

la sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink that same is he; hold him fast. henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until 49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and that day when I drink it new with you in said, Hail, Master; and kissed him. my Father's kingdom.

50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend. 30 1 And when they had sung an hymn, wherefore art thou come? Then came they. they went out into the mount of Olives. and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye 51 | And behold, one of them which shall be offended because of me this night : were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and drew his sword, and struck a servant and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered of the high priest, and smote off his ear. abroad.

| 52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up 32 But after I am risen again, I will go again thy sword into his place : for all they before you into Galilee.

that take the sword, shall perish with the 33 Peter answered and said unto him, sword. Though all men shall be offended because 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now of thee, yet will I never be offended. pray to my Father, and he shall presently

34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say un- give me more than twelve legions of angels ? to thee. That this night, before the cock 54 But how then shall the scriptures be crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

fulfilled, that thus it must be ? 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should 55 In that same hour said Jesus to the die with thee, yet will not I deny thee. multitudes, Are ye come out as against a Likewise also said all the disciples. thief with swords and staves for to take me?

36 1 Then cometh Jesus with them unto I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto and ye laid no hold on me. the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and 56 But all this was done, that the scrippray yonder.

tures of the prophets might be fulfilled. 37 And he took with him Peter, and the Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled. two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sor- 57 1 And they that had laid hold on Jerowful and very heavy..

sus, led him away to Caiaphas the high 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is priest, where the scribes and the elders exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : tar-were assembled. ry ye here, and watch with me.

| 58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto 39 And he went a little further, and fell the high priest's palace, and went in, and on his face, and prayed, saying, O my sat with the servants to see the end. Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass 59 Now the chief priests and elders, and from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as all the council, sought false witness against thou wilt.

Jesus, to put him to death; 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, 60 But found none : yea, though many and findeth them asleep, and saith unto false witnesses came, yet found they none. Peter, What! could ye not watch with me At the last came two false witnesses, one hour ?

| 61 And said, This fellow said, I am able 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not to destroy the temple of God, and to build into temptation : the spirit indeed is willing, it in three days. but the flesh is weak.

62 And the high priest arose, and said 42 He went away again the second time, unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this is it which these witness against thee? cup may not pass away from me, except I 63 But Jesus held his peace. And the drink it, thy will be done.

high priest answered and said unto him, I 43 And he came and found them asleep adjure thee by the living God, that thou again : for their eyes were heavy.

tell us whether thou be the Christ the Son 44 And he left them, and went away of God. again, and prayed the third time, saying 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: the same words.

nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall 45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and ye see the Son of man sitting on the right saith unto thein, Sleep on now, and take hand of power, and coming in the clouds your rest : behold, the hour is at hand, and of heaven. the Son of man is betrayed into the hands 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes. of sinners.

saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what Christ is delivered to Pilate. S. MATTHEW. He is crooned with thorns. further need have we of witnesses ? behold, and the governor asked him, saying, Art now ye have heard his blasphemy.

thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said 66 What think ye? They answered and unto him, Thou sayest. said, He is guilty of death.

I 12 And when he was accused of the 67 Then did they spit in his face, and chief priests and elders, he answered no buffeted him; and others smote him with thing. the palms of their hands,

1 13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou thou not how many things they witness Christ, Who is he that smote thee? against thee?

69 Now Peter sat without in the pa- 14 And he answered him to never a lace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, word; insomuch that the governor marvelThou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. led greatly.

70 But he denied before them all, saying, 15 Now at that feast, the governor was I know not what thou sayest.

wont to release unto the people a prisoner, 71 And when he was gone out into the whom they would. porch, another maid saw him, and said unto 16 And they had then a notable prisoner, them that were there. This fellow was also called Barabbas. with Jesus of Nazareth.

17 Therefore when they were gathered 72 And again he denied with an oath, I together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will do not know the man.

ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or 73 And after a while came unto him they Jesus, which is called Christ? that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely 18 (For he knew that for envy they had thou also art one of them; for thy speech delivered him.) bewrayeth thee.

| 19 4 When he was set down on the 74 Then began he to curse and to swear, judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saysaying, I know not the man. And imme- ing, Have thou nothing to do with that just diately the cock crew.

man: for I have suffered many things this 75 And Peter remembered the word of day in a dream, because of him. Jesus, which said unto him, Before the 20 ? But the chief priests and elders percock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. suaded the multitude that they should ask And he went out, and wept bitterly. Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. CHAP. XXVII.

21 The governor answered and said W HEN the morning was come, all the unto them, Whether of the twain will re

V chief priests and elders of the people that I release unto you? They said, Batook counsel against Jesus to put him to rabbas. death,

22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I 2 And when they had bound him, they do then with Jesus, which is called Christ? led him away, and delivered him to Pontius They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. Pilate the governor.

23 And the governor said, Why? what 3 [ Then Judas, which had betrayed evil hath he done? But they cried out the him, when he saw that he was condemned, more, saying, Let him be crucified. repented himself, and brought again the 24 When Pilate saw that he could prethirty pieces of silver to the chief priests vail nothing, but that rather a tumult was and elders,

made, he took water, and washed his hands 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have before the multitude, saying, I am innocent betrayed the innocent blood. And they of the blood of this just person : see ye to said, What is that to us? see thou to that. it. . 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver 25 Then answered all the people, and in the temple, and departed, and went and said, His blood be on us, and on our chulhanged himself.

dren. 6. And the chief priests took the silver 26 Then released he Barabbas unto pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them: and when he had scourged Jesus, them into the treasury, because it is the he delivered him to be crucified. price of blood.

| 27 | Then the soldiers of the governor 7 And they took counsel, and bought took Jesus into the common hall, and g2with them the potter’s field, to bury stran- thered unto him the whole band of soldiers. gers in.

128 And they stripped him, and put on 8 Wherefore that field was called, The him a scarlet robe. field of blood, unto this day.

29 And when they had platted a crown 9 Then was fulfilled that which was of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, reed in his right hand: and they bowed And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the knee before him, and mocked him, sarthe price of him that was valued, whom ing, Hail, King of the Jews! they of the children of Israel did value; L 30 And they spit upon him, and took the

10 And gave them for the potter's field, reed, and smote him on the head. as the Lord appointed me.

131 And after that they had mocked him, 11 And Jesus stood before the governor . they took the robe off from him, and put Christ is crucified.

CHAP. XXVIII. His death and burial. his own raiment on him, and led him away resurrection, and went into the holy city, to crucify him.

and appeared unto many. 32 And as they came out, they found a 54 Now when the centurion, and they man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw compelled to bear his cross.

the earthquake, and those things that were 33 [ And when they were come unto a done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly place called Golgotha, that is to say, A this was the Son of God. place of a skull,

155 And many women were there (be34 They gave him vinegar to drink, min- holding afar off) which followed Jesus from gled with gall : and when he had tasted Galilee, ministering unto him: Thereof, he would not drink.

156 Among which was Mary Magdalene, 35 And they crucified him, and parted and Mary the mother of James and Joses, his garments, casting lots : that it might be and the mother of Zebedee's children. fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, 57 | When the even was come, there They parted my garments among them, came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joand upon my vesture did they cast lots. seph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple :

36 And sitting down, they watched him 58 He went to Pilate, and begged the there :

| body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded 37 And set up over his head his accu- the body to be delivered. sation written, THIS IS JESUS THE 59 Ănd when Joseph had taken the KING OF THE JEWS.

body, he wrapped it in a clean linen 38 Then were there two thieves cruci-cloth, fied with him: one on the right hand, and 60° And laid it in his own new tomb, another on the left.

which he had hewn out in the rock; and 39 | And they that passed by, reviled he rolled a great stone to the door of the him, wagging their heads,

sepulchre, and departed. 40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the 61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and temple, and buildest it in three days, save the other Mary, sitting over against the sethyself. If thou be the Son of God, come pulchre. down from the cross.

62 | Now the next day that followed the 41 Likewise also the chief priests mock- day of the preparation, the chief priests ing him, with the scribes and elders, and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, said,

163 Saying, Sir, we remember that that 42 He saved others; himself he cannot deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After save. If he be the King of Israel, let him three days I will rise again. now come down from the cross, and we will 64 Command therefore that the sepulbelieve him.

chre be made sure until the third day, lest 43 He trusted in God; let him deliver his disciples come by night, and steal him him now if he will have him: for he said, I away, and say unto the people, He is risen am the Son of God.

from the dead: so the last error shall be 44 The thieves also which were cruci- worse than the first. fied with him, cast the same in his teeth. 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a

45 | Now from the sixth hour there was watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye darkness over all the land unto the ninth can. hour.

66 So they went and made the sepulchre 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch. with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama

CHAP. XXVIII. sabachthani ? that is to say, My God, my TN the end of the sabbath, as it began to God, why hast thou forsaken me? 11 dawn toward the first day of the week,

47 Some of them that stood there, when came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mathey heard that, said, This man calleth for ry to see the sepulchre. Elias.

12 And behold, there was a great earth48 And straightway one of them ran, quake: for the angel of the Lord descendand took a spunge, and filled it with vine-ed from heaven, and came and rolled back gar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to the stone from the door, and sat upon it. drink.

1 3 His countenance was like lightning, 49 The rest said, Let be, let us see and his raiment white as snow. whether Elias will come to save him. 14 And for fear of him the keepers did

50 Jesus, when he had cried again with shake, and became as dead men. a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

5 And the angel answered and said un51 [ And behold, the vail of the temple to the women, Fear not ye: for I know that was rent in twain from the top to the bot-ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. tom: and the earth did quake, and the 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he rocks rent;

said. Come, see the place where the Lord 52 And the graves were opened, and lay. many bodies of saints which slept, arose, 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples, 53 And came out of the graves after his that he is risen from the dead, and behold,

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