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a 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, I w 14 Wo unto you, scribes and Sit thou on my right hand, till I Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye demake thine enemies thy footstool ?/vour widows' houses, and for a

45 If David then call him Lord, pretence make long prayer: therehow is he his son ?

fore ye shall receive the greater f 46 And no man was able to an- damnation. swer him a word, neither durst w 15 Wo unto you, scribes and any man, from that day forth ask Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye comhim any more questions.

pass sea and land to make one proCHAP. XXIII.

selyte; and when he is made, ye THEN spake Jesus to the mul- make him two-fold more the child II titude, and to his disciples, of hell than yourselves.

2 Saying, The scribes and the w 16 Wounto you, ye blind guides, Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: which say, Whosoever shall swear d 3 All therefore whatsoever they by the temple, it is nothing; but bid you observe, that observe and whosoever shall swear by the gold do: but do not ye after their works: of the temple, he is a debtor. for they say, and do not.

w 17 Ye fools, and blind ! for whe4 For they bind heavy burdens, ther is greater, the gold, or the and grievous to be borne, and lay temple that sanctifieth the gold ? them on men's shoulders; but they 18 And whosoever shall swear themselves will not move them with by the altar, it is nothing ; but one of their fingers.

whosoever sweareth by the gift c 5 But all their works they do for that is upon it, he is guilty. to be seen of men: they make w 19 Ye fools, and blind! for whe. broad their phylacteries, and en-ther is greater, the gift, or the large the borders of their garments, altar that sanctifieth the gift?

6 And love the uppermost rooms 20 Whoso therefore shall swear at feasts, and the chief seats in the by the altar, sweareth by it, and synagogues,

by all things thereon. 7 And greetings in the markets, 21 And whoso shall swear by and to be called of men, Rabbi, the temple, sweareth by it, and by Rabbi.

him that dwelleth therein. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi : t 22 And he that shall swear by for one is your Master, even Christ; heaven, sweareth by the throne of and all ye are brethren.

God, and by him that sitteth 9 And call no man your father thereon. upon the earth : for one is your w 23 Wo unto you, scribes and Father which is in heaven. Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay

10 Neither be ye called masters: tithe of mint, and anise, and cumfor one is your Master, even Christ. min, and have omitted the weighd 11 But he that is greatest among tier matters of the law, judgment, you, shall be your servant. mercy, and faith : these ought ye * 12 And whosoever shall exalt to have done, and not to leave the himself, shall be abased ; and he other undone. that shall humble himself, shall be w 24 Ye blind guides, which strain exalted.

at a gnat, and swallow a camel. w 13 ( But wo unto you, scribes w 25 Wo unto you, scribes and and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make shut up the kingdom of heaven clean the outside of the cup and of against men: for ye neither go in the platter, but within they are full yourselves, neither suffer ye them of extortion and excess. " that are entering, to go in.

1d 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse Erst that which is within the cuplunder her wings and ye would not! and platter, that the outside of 38 Behold, your house is left them may be clean also.

unto you desolate. w 27 Wo unto you, scribes and 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are not see me henceforth, till ye shall like unto whited sepulchres, which say, Blessed is he that cometh in indeed appear beautiful outward, the name of the Lord. but are within full of dead men's

CHAP. XXIV. bones, and of all uncleanness. If AND Jesus went out, and de

28 Even so ye also outwardly A parted from the temple: and appear righteous unto men, but his disciples came to him for to shew within ye are full of hypocrisy and him the buildings of the temple. iniquity.

r 2 And Jesus said unto them, See w 29 Wo unto you, scribes and ye not all these things? verily I say Pharisees hypocrites! because ye unto you, There shall not be left build the tombs of the prophets, here one stone upon another, that and garnish the sepulchres of the shall not be thrown down. righteous,

1f31 And as he sat upon the 30 And say, If we had been in mount of Olives, the disciples came the days of our fathers, we would unto him privately, saying. Tellus, not have been partakers with them when shall these things be? and in the blood of the prophets. what shall be the sign of thy coming,

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses and of the end of the world? unto yourselves, that ye are the d 4 And Jesus answered and said children of them which killed the unto them, Take heed that no man prophets.

deceive you. 32 Fill ye up then the measure 5 For many shall come in my of your fathers.

name, saying, I am Christ; and w 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of shall deceive many. vipers, how can ye escape the r 6 And ye shall hear of wars, and damnation of hell?

rumours of wars : see that ye be 34 I Wherefore behold, I send not troubled : for all these things unto you prophets, and wise men, must come to pass, but the end is and scribes; and some of them ye not yet. shall kill and crucify, and some of 7 For nation shall rise against them shall ye scourge in your nation, and kingdom against kingsynagogues, and persecute them dom: and there shall be famines. from city to city:

and pestilences, and earthquakes 35 That upon you may come all in divers places. the righteous blood shed upon the 8 All these are the beginning of earth, from the blood of righteous sorrows. Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias, r 9 Then shall they deliver you up son of Barachias, whom ye slew be- to be afflicted, and shall kit you: tween the temple and the altar. and ye shall be hated of all nations

36 Verily I say unto you, all for my name's sake. these things shall come upon this 10 And then shall many be of. generation.

fended, and shall betray one anoK 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thouther and shall hate one another. that killest the prophets, and r 11 And many false prophets stonest them which are sent unto shall rise, and shall deceive many. thee. how often would I have ga- 12 And because iniquity shall thered thy children together, even abound, the love of many shall as a hen gathereth her chickens / wax cold.

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d 13 But he that shall endure unto is, there will the eagles be gather. the end, the same shall be saved. led together.

14 And this gospel of the king- 29 | Immediately after the tridom shall be preached in all the bulation of those days, shall the world, for a witness unto all na- sun be darkened, and the moon tions; and then shall the end come. shall not give her light, and the

15 When ye therefore shall see stars shall fall from heaven, and the abomination of desolation, spo- the powers of the heavens shall be ken of by Daniel the prophet, stand shaken: in the holy place, (whoso readeth, t 30 And then shall appear the let him understand :)

sign of the Son of man in heaven: d 16 Then let them which be in and then shall all the tribes of the Judea flee into the mountains : earth mourn, and they shall see

17 Let him which is on the the Son of man coming in the clouds house-top not come down to take of heaven with power and great any thing out of his house : glory.

18 Neither let him which is in t 31 And he shall send his angels the field return back to take his with a great sound of a trumpet, clothes.

and they shall gather together his 19 And wo unto them that are elect from the four winds, from one with child, and to them that give end of heaven to the other. suck in those days !

132 Now learn a parable of the 20 But pray ye that your flight fig-tree; When his branch is yet be not in the winter, neither on tender, and putteth forth leaves, the sabbath-day :

ye know that summer is nigh: 21 For then shall be great tri- 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall bulation, such as was not since the see all these things, know that it beginning of the world to this time, is near, even at the doors. no, nor ever shall be.

T 34 Verily I say unto you, This t 22 And except those days should generation shall not pass, till all be shortened, there should no flesh these things be fulfilled. be saved: but for the elect's sake 35 Heaven and earth shall pass those days shall be shortened away, but my words shall not pass

23 Then if any man shall say away. unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or t 36 But of that day and hour there; believe it not.

knoweth no man, no, not the an24 For there shall arise false gels of heaven, but my Father only. Christs, and false prophets, and 37 But as the days of Noe were, shall shew great signs and won-so shall also the coming of the Son ders; insomuch that, if it were pos- of man be. sible, they shall deceive the very 38 For as in the days that were elect.

before the flood, they were eating 25 Behold, I have told you before. and drinking, marrying and giving d 26 Wherefore, if they shall say in marriage, until the day that Noe anto you, Behold, he is in the de-lentered into the ark, sert ; go not forth : behold, he is in 39 And knew not until the flood the secret chambers ; believe it came, and took them all away, so not.

· shall also the coming of the Son of t 27 For as the lightning cometh man be. out of the east, and shineth 'even 40 Then shall two be in the unto the west, so shall also the field ; the one shall be taken, and coming of the son of man be.. the other left. 28 For wheresoever the carcasso 41 Two women shall be grinding

at the mill; the one shall be taken, cry made, Behold, the bridegroome and the other left.

cometh ; go ye out to meet him. d 42 Watch therefore; for ye 7 Then all those virgins arose, know not what hour your Lord and trimmed their lamps. doth come.

8 And the foolish said unto the 43 But know this, that if the wise, Give us of your oil; for our good man of the house had known lamps are gone out. in what watch the thief would 9 But the wise answered, saycome, he would have watched, and ing, Nof so ; lest there be not would not have suffered his house enough for us and you : but go ve to be broken up.

rather to them that sell, and buy d 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for yourselves. for in such an hour as ye think t 10 And while they went to bay, not, the Son of man cometh. the bridegroom came ; and they

45 Who then is a faithful and that were ready, went in with hin wise servant, whom his lord hath to the marriage : and the door was made ruler over his household, to shut. give them meat in due season? | 11 Afterward came also the ŏ 46 Blessed is that servant, other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, whom his lord, when he cometh, open to us. shall find so doing.

112 But he answered and said, Ve 47 Verily I say unto you, That (rily I say unto you, I know you not. he shall make him ruler over all d 13 Watch therefore, for ve know his goods.

neither the day nor the hour 48 But and if that evil servant wherein the Son of man cometh. shall say in his heart, My lord de- i 14 f For the kingdom of heaven layeth his coming;

is as a man travelling into a far 49 And shall begin to smite his country, who called his own serfellow-servants, and to eat and vants, and delivered unto them his drink with the drunken;

goods. 50 The lord of that servant shall 15 And unto one he gave five come in a day when he looketh talents, to another two, and to anonot for him, and in an hour that he ther one; to every man according is not aware of,

to his several ability; and straightW 51 And shall cut him asunder, way took his journey and appoint him his portion with t 16 Then he that had received the hypocrites: there shall be the five talents, went and traded weeping and gnashing of teeth. with the same, and made them CHAP. XXV.

other five talents. iMTIHEN shall the kingdom of d 17 And likewise he that had re

I heaven be likened unto ten ceived two, he also gained other two. virgins, which took their lamps, and t 18 But he that had received one. went forth to meet the bridegroom. went and digged in the earth, and c 2 And five of them were wise, hid his lord's money. and five were foolish.

19 After a long time the lord of 3 They that were foolish took those servants conteth, and reck their lamps, and took no oil with soneth with them. them;

20 And so he that had received [ 4 But the wise took oil in their five talents, came and brought vessels with their lamps. other five talents, saying, Lord,

5 While the bridegroom tarried, thou deliveredst unto me five tathey all slumbered and slept.

lents: behold, I have gained be 6 And at midnight there was a sides them five talents more.

8 21 His lord said unto him. Well thered all nations : and he shall done, thout good and faithful ser- separate them one from another vant: thou hast been faithful over as a shepherd divideth his sheep a few things, I will make thee ru- from the goats: ler over many things : enter thou 33 And he shall set the shee> into the joy of thy lord.

on his right hand, but the goats on 22 He also that had received two the left. talents came, and said, Lord, thou 6 34 Then shall the King say unto deliveredst unto me two talents : them on his right hand, Come, ye behold, I have gained two other blessed of my Father, inherit the talents besides them.

kingdom prepared for you from 6 23 His lord said unto him, Well the foundation of the world : done, good and faithful servant ;| 35 For I was a hungered, and thou hast been faithful over a few ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, things, I will make thee ruler over and ye gave me drink : I was a many things : enter thou into the stranger, and ye took me in : joy of thy lord.

36 Naked, and ye clothed me : C 24 Then he which had received I was sick, and ye visited me; I the one talent came, and said, Lord, was in prison, and ye came unto me. I knew thee that thou art a hard 37 Then shall the righteous anman, reaping where thou hast not swer him, saying, Lord, when saw sown, and gathering where thou we thee a hungered, and fed thee? hast not strewed:

or thirsty, and gave thee drink ? 25 And I was afraid, and went 38 When saw we thee a stranand hid thy talent in the earth : ger, and took thee in? or naked, lo, there thou hast that is thine. and clothed thee? w 26 His lord answered and said 39 Or when saw we thee sick, unto him, Thou wicked and sloth-or in prison, and came unto thee? ful servant, thou knewest that I 40 And the king shall answer reap where I sowed not, and and say unto them, Verily I say gather where I have not strewed: unto you, Inasmuch as ye have

27 Thou oughtest therefore to done it unto one of the least of have put my money to the ex- these my brethren, ye have done changers, and then at my coming it unto me. I should have received mine own t 41 Then shall he say also unto with usury.

them on the left hand, depart from 28 Take therefore the talent me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, from him, and give it unto him prepared for the devil and his anwhich hath ten talents.

gels : t 29 For unto every one that hath 42 For I was a hungered, and shall be given, and he shall have ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, abundance : but from him that and ye gave me no drink : hath not, shall be taken away even 43 I was a stranger, and ye took that which he hath.

me not in: naked, and ye clothed t 30 And cast ye the unprofitable me not : sick, and in prison, and servant into outer darkness: there ye visited me not. shall be weeping and gnashing of 44 Then shall they also answer teeth.

him, saying, Lord, when saw we ¢ 31 When the Son of man shall thee a hungered, or athirst, or a come in his glory, and all the holy stranger, or naked, or sick, or in angels with him, then shall he sit prison, and did not minister unto upon the throne of his glory: thee? 32 And before him shall be ga-l 45 Then shall he answer them

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