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CHAP. XVIII. 1 Christ teacheth to be humble. 7 Touching offences, 21

und forgiving one another. AT

T the same time ca:ne the disciples unto Jesus, saying,

Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,

3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in miy name, keceiveth me.

6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me,

it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the


7 Wo unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but wo to that man by whom the offence cometh!

8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands, or two feet, to be cast into everlasting tire.

9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

10 Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones : for I say unto you, that in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my father which is in heaven,

11 For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.

12 How think yet if a man have an hundred steep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the


and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seekoth that which is gone astray? 13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, lie

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rejoiceth rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.

14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

15 g Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.

18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven : and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.

19 Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth, as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be. done for theın of my Father which is in heaven.

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my pame, there am

I in the inidst of them. 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him ? till seven times?

22 Jesus said unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times ; but until seventy times seven.

23 | Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king which would take account of his servants.

24 And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto bim which owed him ten thousand talents.

25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be niade.

26 The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, liave patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.


28 But the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.

29 And his fellow-servant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.

31 So when his fellow-servants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:

33 Shouldst not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee?

34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should


all that was due unto him. 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.

CHAP. XIX. 9. Christ healeth the sick, 3 answereth the Pharisees, touch

ing divorcement, 16 and sheweth how to attain ever

lasting life. AND it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these

sayings, he departed froin Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan;

2 And great multitudes followed him, and he healed them there.

3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife every

? 4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning, made thein male and female. 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and S 4




mother, and shall cleave to his wife : and they twain shall be one flesh.

6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one fesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let 110 man put asunder.

7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her

away? 8 He said unto them, Moses, because of the hardness of your bearts, suffered you to put away your wives : but from the beginning it was not so.

9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth coins mit adultery.

10 9 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.

12 For there are some emiuchs, which were so born from their mothers' womb: and there are some eunuchs, which are made eunuchs of men and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

13 | Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.

14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not to come unto me : for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence,

16 | And behold, one came and said unto him, Good master, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good there is none good but one, thut is God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18 He said unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

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19 Honour thy father and thy mother : and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have ! kept from my youth up : what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, if thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven : and come and follow me.

29 But when the young man heard that saying, he went. away sorrowful : for he had great possessions.

23 , Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the


of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

05 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved ?

26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is in possible ; but with God all things are possible.

27 Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed me in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

So But many that are first, shall be last; and the last shall be first.

CHAP. XX. 2 Of the labourers in the vineyard. 20 Christ teacheth his

disciples to be lowly. FOR the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an

housholder, which went out early in the morning to hire Jabourers into his vineyard.

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