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2 And the Pharisees and scribes land ; and he began to be in want murmured, saying, This man re- 15 And he went and joined him ceiveth sinners, and eateth with self to a citizen of that country: them.
and he sent him into his fields to i 3 1 And he spake this parable feed swine. unto them,
16 And he would fain have filled 4 What man of you having a his belly with the husks that the hundred sheep, if he lose one of swine did eat; and no man gave them, doth not leave the ninety unto him. and nine in the wilderness, and go c 17 And when he came to him after that which is lost, until he self, he said, How many hired ser. find it?
vants of my father's have bread 5 And when he hath found it, enough and to spare, and I perish he layeth it on his shoulders, re- with hunger! joicing.
| 18 I will arise and go to my i 6 And when he cometh home, father, and will say unto hir, be calleth together his friends and Father, I have sinined against neighbours, saying unto them, Re- heaven, and before thee, joice with me; for I have found my! 19 And am no more worthy to sheep which was lost
be called thy son : make me as one t7 I say unto you, that likewise of thy bired servants. joy shall be in heaven over one h 20 And he arose, and came 10 sinner that repenteth, more than his father. But when he was yet a over ninety and nine just persons great way off, his father saw him, which need no repentance. and had compassion, and ran, and i 8 1 Either what woman having fell on his neck, and kissed him. ten pieces of silver, if she lose one c 21 And the son said unto him, piece, doth not light a candle, and Father, I have sinned against Hea. sweep the house, and seek dili- ven, and in thy sight, and am no gently till she find it?
more worthy to be called thy son. 9 And when she hath found it, 22 But the father said to his sershe calleth her friends and her vants, Bring forth the best robe, neighbours together, saying, Re- and put it on him; and put a ring joice with me ; for I have found on his hand, and shoes on his feet the piece which I had lost.
23 And bring hither the fatted * 10 Likewise, I say unto you, calf, and kill it; and let us eat There is joy in the presence of the and be merry : . angels of God over one sinner that| 24 For this my son was dead repenteth.
and is alive again ; he was lost. i ii f And he said, A certain man and is found. And they began to had two sons :
be merry. 12 And the younger of them 25 Now his elder son was in the said to his father, Father, give me field : and as he came and drew the portion of goods that falleth tonigh to the house, he heard music me. And he divided unto them his and dancing. living.
26 And he called one of the ser. 13 And not many days after, the vants, and asked what these things younger son gathered all together, meant. and took his journey into a far 27 And he said unto him, Thy country, and there wasted his sub-brother is come ; and thy father stance with riotous living.
hath killed the fatted calf, because 14 And when he had spent all, he hath received him safe and there arose a mighty famine in that I sound.
© 28 And he was angry, and would And he said unto him, Take thy not go in; therefore came his fa- bill, and write four-score.in ther out, and entreated him.
8 And the lord commended the 29 And he answering, said to his unjust steward, because he had father, Lo, these many years do Idone wisely : for the children of serve thee, neither transgressed 1 this world are in their generation at any time thy commandment ; wiser than the children of light. and yet thou never gavest me a d 9 And I say unto you, Make to kid, that I might make merry with yourselves friends of the mammon my friends :
of unrighteousness that when ye - 30 But as soon as this thy son was fail, they may receive you into come, which hath devoured thy everlasting habitations. living with harlots, thou hast killed 10 He that is faithful in that for him the fatted calf.
which is least, is faithful also in 31 And he said unto him, Son, much ; and he that is unjust in the thou art ever with me ; and all least, is unjust also in much. that I have is thine.
111 If therefore ye have not been 32 It was meet that we should faithful in the unrighteous mammake merry, and be glad : for mon, who will commit to your this thy brother was dead, and is trust the true riches ? alive again ; and was lost, and is 12 And if ye have not been found.
faithful in that which is another CHAP. XVI.
man's, who shall give you that ¿ AND he said also unto his dis- which is your own?
A ciples, There was a certain t 13 | No servant can serve two rich man which had a steward; masters : for either he will hate and the same was accused unto the one, and love the other ; or him that he had wasted his goods. else he will hold to the one, and
2 And he called him, and said despise the other. Ye cannot serve unto him, How is it that I hear God and mammon. this of thee? give an account of c 14 And the Pharisees also, who thy stewardship : for thou mayest were covetous, heard all these be no longer steward.
things, and they derided him, the steward said within t 15 And he said unto them, Ye himself, What shall I do? for my are they which justify yourselves lord taketh away from me the before men ; but God knoweth stewardship : I cannot dig ; to beg your hearts : for that which is I am ashamed.
highly esteemed among men, is 4 I am resolved what to do, that abomination in the sight of God. when I am put out of the steward- 16 The law and the prophets ship, they may receive me into were until John : since that time their houses.
the kingdom of God is preached, c 5 So he called every one of his and every man presseth into it. lord's debtors unto him, and said t 17 And it is easier for heaven unto the first, How much owest and earth to pass, than one tittle thou unto my lord ?
of the law to fail. 6 And he said, A hundred mea- p 18 Whosoever putteth away his sures of oil. And he said unto wife, and marrieth another, comhim, Take thy bill, and sit down mitteth adultery; and whosoever quickly, and write fifty.
marrieth her that is put away from 77 Then said he to another, And her husband, committeth adúltery. how muchowest thou? And he said, i 19 I There was a certain rich A hundred measures of wheat./man, which was clothed in purple
and fine linen, and fared sumptu-||
CHAP. XVII. ously every day :
W THEN said he unto the disci20 And there was a certain beg- 1 ples, It is impossible but that gar named Lazarus,which was laid offences will come : but wo unto at his gate, full of sores,
him through whom they come! : 21 And desiring to be fed with 2 It were better for him that a the crumbs which fell from the millstone were hanged about his rich man's table : moreover, the neck, and he cast into the sea, dogs came and licked his sores. than that he should offend one of t 22 And it came to pass, that the these little ones. beggar died, and was carried by I 3 | Take heed to yourselves : the angels into Abraham's bosom. If thy brother trespass against thee, The rich man also died, and was rebuke him; and if he repent, for: buried :
give him. t 23 And in hell he lifted up his * 4 And if he trespass against thee eves, being in torments, and seeth seven times in a day, and seven Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in times in a day turn again to thee, his bosom.
saying, I repent; thou shalt for24 And he cried, and said, Fa- give bim. ther Abraham, have mercy on me, d 5 And the apostles said unto and send Lazarus, that he may dip the Lord, Increase our faith. the tip of his finger in water, and 6 And the Lord said, If ye had cool my tongue: for I am torment-faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ed in this flame.
ye might say unto this sycamine• 25 But Abraham said, Son, re-tree, Be thou plucked up by the member that thou in thy lifetime root, and be thou planted in the receivedst thy good things, and sea, and it should obey you. likewise Lazarus evil things : but 7 But which of you having a now he is comforted, and thou art servant ploughing, or feeding cattormented.
tle, will say unto him by and by, ** 26 And besides all this, between when he is come from the field, Go us and you there is a great gulf and sit down to meat ? fixed : so that they which would 8 And will not rather say unto pass from hence to you, cannot ; him, Make ready wherewith I may neither can they pass to us, that sup, and gird thyself, and serve me, would come from thence.
I tili I have eaten and drunken: and 27 Then he said, I pray thee afterward thou shalt eat and drink? therefore, father, that thou would- 9 Doth he thank that servant, est send him to my father's house: because he did the things that were ** 28 For I have five brethren ; commanded him? I trow not. that he may testify unto them, lest d 10 So likewise ye, when ye shall they also come into this place of have done all those things which torment.
are commanded you, say, We are 29 Abraham saith unto him, unprofitable servants : we have They have Moses and the pro- done that which was our duty to do. phets ; let them hear them. Ig 11 | And it came to pass, as he
30 And he said, Nay, father Abra- went to Jerusalem, that he passed ham : but if one went unto them through the midst of Samaria and from the dead. they will repent. · Galilee. t 31 And he said unto him, If they f 12 And as he entered into a hear not Moses and the prophets, certain village, there met him ten neither will they be persuaded, men that were lepers, which stood though one rose from the dead. Jafar off :
13 And they lifted up their they married wives, they were voices, and said, Jesus, Master, given in marriage, until the day have mercy on us.
that Noe entered into the ark, and n 14 And when he saw them, he the flood came, and destroyed them said unto them, Go shew ycur- all. selves unto the priests. And it 28 Likewise also as it was in the came to pass, that, as they went, days of Lot : they did eat, they they were cleansed.
drank, they bought, they sold, they d 15 And one of them, when he planted, they builded; saw that he was healed, turned 29 But the same day that Lot back, and with a loud voice glori- went out of Sodom, it rained fire fied God,
and brimstone from heaven, and 16 And fell down on his face at destroyed them all : his feet, giving him thanks : and her 30 Even tbus shall it be in the day was a Samaritan.
when the Son of man is revealed. 17 And Jesus answering, said, 31 In that day, he which shall Were there not ten cleansed? but be upon the house-top, and his where are the nine ? :
stuff in the house, let him not come c 18 There are not found that re- down to take it away: and he that turned to give glory to God, save is in the field, let him likewise not this stranger.
return back. 19 And he said unto him, Arise, w 32 Remember Lot's wife. go thy way: thy faith hath made 33 Whosoever shall seek to save thee whole.
This life, shall lose it; and whoso20 1 And when he was demand-ever shall lose his life, shall preed of the Pharisees, when the king-serve it. dom of God should come, he an-1 34 I tell you, in that night there swered them and said, The king-shall be two men in one bed; the dom of God cometh not with ob- one shall be taken, and the other servation.
shall be left. t 21 Neither shall they say, Lol 35 Two women shall be grinding here! or, Lo there! for behold, the together; the one shall be taken, kingdom of God is within you and the other left.
22 And he said unto the disci- 36 Two men shall be in the field; ples, The days will come, when ye the one shall be taken, and the shall desire to see one of the days other left. of the Son of man, and ye shall not 37 And they answered and said see it.
unto him, Where, Lord ? And he 23 And they shall say to you, said unto them, Wheresoever the See here! or, See there! go not body is, thither will the eagles be after them, nor follow them. gathered together. 24 For as the lightning that light.
CHAP. XVIII. eneth out of the one part under d AND he spake a parable unto heaven, shineth unto the other part A them to this end, that men under heaven; so shall also the ought always to pray, and not, to Son of man he in his day.
faint; 25 But first must he suffer many c 2 Saying, There was in a city a things, and be rejected of this ge- judge, which feared not God, nei. neration.
ther regarded man.. 26 And as it was in the days of 3 And there was a widow in that Noe, so shall it be also in the days city ; and she came unto him, say of the Son of man.
Jing, Avenge me of mine adversary. 27 They did eat, they drank,/ 4 And he would not for a while :
but afterward he said within him-dom of God as a little child, shall self, Though I fear not God, nor in no wise enter therein. *, regard man;
18 And a certain ruler asked 5 Yet because this widow trou-him, saying, Good Master, what bleth me, I will avenge her, lest by shall I do to inherit eternal life? her continual coming she weary t 19 And Jesus said unto him, me.
| Why callest thou me good ? none 6 And the Lord said, Hear what is good, save one, that is God. the unjust judge saith.
d 20 Thou knowest the commandt 7 And shall not God avenge his ments, Do not commit adultery, own elect, which cry day and night Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not unto him, though he bear long with bear false witness, Honour thy fa them?
ther and thy mother. 8 I tell you that he will avenge 21 And he said, All these have them speedily. Nevertheless, when I kept from my youth up. the Son of man cometh, shall he d 22 Now, when Jesus heard these tind faith on the earth ?
things, he said unto him, Yet lack ¿ 9 And he spake this parable un-est thou one thing: sell all that to certain which trusted in them- thou hast, and distribute unto the selves that they were righteous, poor, and thou shalt have treasure and despised others :
| in heaven : and come, follow me. 10 Two men went up into the 23 And when he heard this, he temple to pray; the one a Phari- was very sorrowful : for he was see, and the other a publican. very rich. c 11 The Pharisee stood and pray- w 24 And when Jesus saw that he ed thus with himself, God, I thank was very sorrowful, he said, How thee, that I am not as other men hardly shall they that have riches
are, extortioners, unjust, adulte- enter into the kingdom of God! · rers, or even as this publican. I 25 For it is easier for a camel to
12 I fast twice in the week, I go through a needle's eye, than for give tithes of all that I possess a rich man to enter into the king. à 13 And the publican, standing dom of God. afar off, would not lift up so much 26 And they that heard it, said, as his eyes unto heaven, but smote Who then can be saved ? upon his breast, saying, God be t 27 And he said, The things which merciful to me a sinner.
| are impossible with men, are pos14 I tell you, this man went sible with God. down to his house justified rather d 28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have than the other : for every one that left all, and followed thee. exalteth himself shall be abased ; 29 And he said unto them, Ve. and he that humbleth himself shall rily I say unto you, There is no be exalted.
man that hath left house, or paf* 15 And they brought unto him rents, or brethren, or wife, or chil. also infants, that he would touch dren, for the kingdom of God's sake, them: but when his disciples saw 6 30 Who shall not receive maniit, they rebuked them
fold more in this present time,and in t 16 But Jesus called them unto the world to come life everlasting. him, and said, Suffer little children g 31 T Then he took unto him the to come unto me, and forbid them twelve, and said unto them, Benot: for of such is the kingdom of hold, we go up to Jerusalem, and God.
all things that are written by the d 17 Verily I say unto you, Who- prophets concerning the Son of soever shall not receive the king- man shall be accomplished.