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CHAP. what is thine and go thy way. I them. But let it not be SO CHA?. XX. choose to give unto this last even among you, but whosoever desir15 as unto thee. May I not do what cth to be greatest among you, let

I will with my own. Art thou en-him be your minister; and whoso-27

vious because I am bountiful?" ever desireth to be chief among
16 Thus the last will be first, and the you, let him be your servant: even 28
' first last.”

as the son of man came not to be
17 And as Jesus was going up to ministered unto, but to minister,
Jesus fore- Jerusalem, he took unto him the and to give his life a ransom for
tells his

s twelve disciples privately on the many.

way, and said unto them, “ Behold And as they were going from 29 13 we are going up to Jerusalem, and Jericho, a great multitude accom- Jesus cures

the son of man will be delivered up panied him. And behold! two

to the chief priests and scribes, who blind men sitting by the road,
19 will sentence him to death, and deli- when they heard that Jesus was 30

ver him up to the Gentiles to mock, passing by, cried out, “ Have pity
and to scourge, and to crucify him ; on uns, Sir, thou son of David.”

and the third day hewill rise again.” And the multitude charged them to 31

20 Then the mother of the sons of keep silence, but they cried the Answers Zebedee came to him, together more, saying, "Have pity on us, Salome, and cautions will

ons with her sons, doing him obeisance, Sir, thou son of David.” And Je- 32 his disciples and asking something of him. And sus stopt, and called them, and said, against he said unto her, “What dost" What do you wish me to do for ambition.

thou desire ?” She saith unto you?They say unto him, 33
him, “ Grant that these my two “ Master, that our eyes inay be
sons may sit, the one on thy right opened.” And Jesus took pity on 34

hand, and the other on the left in them, and touched their eyes, and
22 thy kingdom.” But Jesus an immediately their eyes received

swered, addressing himself to the sight, and they went with him.
two brothers, 6 Ye know not what And when they drew near to Je- CHAP.
ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup rusalem, and were come to Beth-
that I am going to drink of?" phage, to the mount of olives, Enters into

They say unto him, “ We can." then Jesus sent two disciples, say-

riding on 23 Then he saith unto them, “ Yeing unto them, “Go into that an ass.

will indeed drink of my cup; but to village over against you, and imme- 2
sit on my right hand, and on my diately you will find an ass tied,
left is not mine to give, unless to and a colt with her, loose them
those for whom it is prepared by and bring them unto me. And if 3
my Father.”

any one say ought unto you, tell
24 And when the ten heard this, him that the master hath need of
. they were moved with indignation them, and immediately he will send
25 against the two brethren. But them. Thus was fulfilled the wordt

Jesus called them to him, and said, of the prophet, saying, “ Tell ye 5
Ye know that the rulers of the the daughter of Sion ; behold! thy Zech.
Gentiles exercise an harsh autho-king cometh unto thee, meek, and "x. g..
rity, and their princes lord it over riding upon an ass, even a colt, the



* Thus the Gentiles will be first, and the pression, for suffering death or affliction: Jews who will reject the gospel, because its 3 The usual substitute for the horse in benefits are proposed to the Gentiles will Judea. Exod. xx. 17. and on which mabe last.

gistrates, and those of the royal household • To drink of a cup is a figurative ex- I formerly rode. Judg. v. 10...

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CHAP. foal of an ass.” And the disci-| them, and went out of the city to CHAP. XXI.

ples went and did as Jesus com- Bethany, and lodged there. 7 manded them; and brought the As he was returning to the city 18 ass and colt, and put on one of early in the morning, he was hun- Causes a then their clothes and set him gry, and seeing a fig-tree by the

wither on 8 thereon. And the greater part of road, he went to it, and found no- account of

the multitude spread their gar- thing upon it but leaves. Upon its unfruit. ments in the road, and others cut which he saith to it, “ Let no fruit fulness,

down branches from the trees, and I grow on thee henceforward for 9 strewed them in the road. And ever ;” and immediately it withered the multitudes that went before and away. And when the disciples 20 behind, kept crying out, “ 2 Ho-saw it, they were amazed, and said, sanna to the son of David ! " How soon hath the fig-tree wiblessed is he that cometh in the thered away!” Jesus answered, 21.

name of the Lord ! Hosanna in " Verily I say unto you, if ye have 10 the highest heavens.And when faith and doubt not, ye shall not

he was come into Jerusalem, the only do what hath been done to

whole city was moved, saying, the fig-tree, but even if ye say to 11 “Who is this?” And the multi-this mountain, “Be thou removed

tudes said, " This is the prophet, and cast into the sea,' it shall be

Jesus of Nazareth in Galilee.”. done. And whatsoever ye shall ask 22

12 And Jesus went into the temple in prayer with faith, yeshall receive." Drives the of God, and drove out all that were. And when he was come into the 23 buyers and sellers out

selling and buying in the temple, temple, the chief priests and elders Refuses to of the and overthrew the tables of the of the people came to him as he

Horect answer temple. money-changers, and the seats of was teaching, and said, “By what to those

13 those that sold doves, and saith authority doest thou these things, who asked sa. Ivi. 7. unto them, “ It is written, « This and who gave thee this authority?".

wthority by what due

1 thority be house of mine shall be a house of Jesus answered, “I will ask you acted. prayer, but ye have made it a den one thing, which if ye tell me, I of robbers'.'"

will also tell you by what authority 14 And blind and lame people came I do these things. Whence was 25 Replies to to him in the temple, and he re- tlie baptism by John ? from heathe chief priests.

stored them. But when the chief ven, or from men?” And they

priests and scribes saw the wonders reasoned with themselves, saying, 15 which he did, and those who were If we say, "From heaven,' he with him, crying in the temple, will say, 5 Why then did ye not

Hosanna to the son of David,' believe him? But if we say, 26

they were moved with indignation, From men,' we are afraid of the 16 and said unto him, “ Dost thou multitude ; for all hold John as a

hear what they say?" And Jesus prophet.” And they answered Jesus, 27
saith unto them, “ Yes. Have “ We cannot tell." . Then he said
ye never read, “Out of the mouths unto them, “ 5. Neither will I tell

of babcs and sucklings thou hast you by what authority I do these VII. 2.

prepared praise'.” And he left things,

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tles to work them. The promises here
- Hosauna literally signifies, • Save now,' | made by Christ, are confined to the aposto-
and denotes an earnest prayer and wish for lical times.
the welfare and prosperity of any one.

5 The Jews might have known from what
3 Humble, meek, and innocent persons. they had seen and heard, by what authority

- Faith in the power of God to work mi- Jesus acted, if they had been candid and im. racles, and his readiness to assist the apos- partial,

the two sons.

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CHAP. « But what think ye? A cer. Imen? He will miserably destroy CHAP XXI.

le tain man had two sons, and he those wicked men, and will let out i Parable of came to the first and said, Son, the vineyard to other husbandmen

go work to-day in my vineyard.') who will render him the fruits in 29 And he answered, I will not;' their seasons." When the people

but afterwards he changed his mind, heard this, they said, “ May no Luke 30 and went. And he came to the such thing come to pass.”

other, and said so to him. And And Jesus saith unto them, 42

he answered, I will, Sir,' but went “ Haye ye never read in the scrip- Danger of 31 not: which of these two did the tures, The stone which the

Christo will of his father ?” They say unto builders rejected is become the head him, “ The first.” Jesus saith of the corner. This was the unto them, “ Verily I say unto Lord's doing, and it is wonderful you, the taxgatherers and harlots go in our eyes. And whosoever shall 44 :

before you into the kingdom of fall on this stone will be broken,
32 God. For John came to you who and on whomsoever it shall fall, it

profess to walk in righteousness, will grind him to powder.” And 45
and ye believed him not, but the when the chief priests and Phari.
taxgatherers and harlots did believe sees had heard his parables, they .
him. And, when ye saw this, ye perceived that he was speaking of
did not afterwards change your them. But when they wished to 46
mind, and believe him.”

| lay hold on him, they feared the 33 Hear another parable. A cer-I multitudes, because they regarded • Parable of tain householder planted a vine- him as a prophet. the vineWoodete our yard, and put a fence about it, and Jesus spake to them again in CHA! to hus- dug a wine-vat in it, and built a parables, saying ; “ The kingdom bandmen. tower, and let it out to husband of heaven is like a king, who made Parable of

da king wha 34 men, and went from home. And a marriage-feast for his son, and made a feast

when the fruit-season was at hand, | sent his servants to call them who at the mar

he sent his servants to the husband who had been invited to the feast, riage of his 35 men to receive his fruit. And the and they would not come. Again . • husbandmen took his servants, and he sent other servants, saying, tell

beat one, and threw stones at an- | them who were invited, ' Behold! 36 other, and killed another. Again I have - prepared my dinner ; my · he sent other servants more ho- oxen and fatted beasts are killed, nourable than the first, and they and all things are ready ; come to

did unto them in the same manner. the feast.' But they made light of 5 i 37 Last of all he sent unto them his it, and went away, one to his farm

son, saying, “They will reverence and another to his merchandize,
38 my son.' But when the husband and the rest took the king's ser-6.

men saw the son, they said among vants, and ill-treated them, and
themselves, " This is the heir, killed them. When the king heard 7

come, let us kill him, and seize his of it, he was enraged, and resolved
39 inheritance. And they took him to send his armies and destroy

and cast him out of the vineyard those murderers, and burn up their
40 and slew him. When therefore city. Then he saith to his ser- 8

the owner of the vineyard cometh, vants, ' The feast is ready, but they
what will he do to the husband who had been invited were not

! As the effects are less dreadful when a those who now reject my preaching will man falls on a large stone, than when the be inferior to that which I shall inflict on stone falls on him, so the punishment of your nation by the Romans.

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CHAP, worthy: go ye therefore into the “ Cesars." Then saith he unto CHAP.
Alle bye-roads, and as many as ye find them, “ Render therefore unto
10 invite to the feast.' So those ser-Cesar the things which are Cesar's,

vants went out into the roads, and and unto God the things which
gathered together all whom they are God's.” When they heard 22

found, both bad and good, and the this, they wondered ; and left him 11 feast was filled with guests. Now, and went away.

when the king came in to see the The same day came to him the 23 guests, he beheld there a man who Sadducees, who say, there is no Another by

had not on a wedding-garment; resurrection, and questioned him, the Sa Į 12 and he said to him, "Friend, how saying, “ Master, Moses said, “If a

eamest thou in hither without a a man die without children, his

wedding-garment?' And he could brother shalt marry his wife, and
13 not say a word for himself, Then raise up children to his brother!

said the king to his servants, Now there were with us seven 25
• Bind him hand and foot, and take brethren, and the first married,
him away, and cast him into the and dying without issue, left his

outer darkness, there will be wife to his brother. In like manner 26
14 weeping and gnashing of teeth,' the second also, and the third to

For many are called, but few the seven. Last of all the woman 27
s chosen.”

died also. At the resurrection, 28
15 Then the Pharisees went out therefore, whose wife shall she be
Insidious and consulted how they might en- of the seven; for they all married
question of anor
of snare him


by questions. And her ?” Jesus answered them; “ Ye 29 Sees and they sent out to him their disciples deceive yourselves, not considering Herodians: with the* Herodians, saying, “Mas- the scriptures, and the power of

ter, we know that thou art true, God. For at the resurrection 30
and teachest the way of God in persons will neither marry, nor be
truth, and carest not for any man, given in marriage, but be as the

for thou regardest not the person angels of God in heaven.'
17 of men. Tell us, therefore, what “ But concerning the resurrec-31

thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tion of the dead, have ye not read Argument 18 tribute to Cesar, or not?" But that which God spake unto you,

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ou, in favour Jesus knowing their malice, said, saying, I am the God of Abra of a resur

“ Why do ye try me, ye hypocrites? ham, and the God of Isaac, and rection. 19 Show me the tribute-money." the God of Jacob? God is not a

And they brought to him a dena- | God of the dead, but of the liv-
20 rius. And he saith unto them, ing.” And when the-multitudes 33

“ Whose is this image and this in- heard this, they were astonished at
scription ?” They say unto him, his doctrine.


the Ph

* This guest was inexcusably guilty of ance.
contemptuous behaviour, because the master 4 Friends of Herod, strenuous supporters
of the feast himself furnished the proper of the Roman power.
garments. This parable was intended chiefly 5 As the money which they showed him
to show the Jews, that the offers of mercy | confessedly was, by bearing his image and in-
which they rejected should be made to the scription.
Gentiles. But the latter part of it might So great and glorious a being as God
be meant to check the presumption of all would not call himself the God of those
pretenders to God's favour, without endea who were to have no existence beyond this
vouring to deserve it. :

life. He would be ashamed to be called
* To the belief of the gospel.

their God, if he had not prepared for them a Few are objects, of God's final accept' a continuing city.

the Phar


hom ingce son is he?" un saith unto kingaor in yourselves, no es

CHAP.. When the Pharisees heard that , do to be seen by men ; they make CHAP. XXI. he had silenced the Sadducees, broad their phylacteries, and en

XXII. A third they came together for the same large the borders of their garments, question by

by purpose of making trial of him. and love the first place at feasts, 6

w *** Then one of them, a teacher and the first seats in the synagogues,

of the law, asked this question : and salutations in the streets, and 7
36“ Master, which is the great com- to be called by men, " Teacher!
37 mandment in the law?” Jesus | Teacher !' But be not any of 8

saith unto him, " Thou shalt love you called "Teacher;' for one is
the Lord thy God with all thine your teacher, even Christ. And 9

heart, and with all thy soul, and call no man your father on earth;
38 with all thy mind.' This is the for one is your Father who is in

first and great commandment. heaven, and ye are all brethren.
39 And the second is like unto it. Nor be ye called leaders; for one is 10

- Thou shalt love thy neighbour as your leader, even Christ. But let 11
40 thyself.' On these two command the greatest among you be your ser-

ments depend all the law and the vant. For whosoever exalteth 12

himself shall be brought low, and
41 Now while the Pharisees were whosoever humbleth himself shall.
Jesus puts together, Jesus asked them, say- be exalted.
a question :

stron ing, “What think ye of the Christ? 16 Alas! for you scribes and Pha-13 to them which they whose son is he?They say unto risees, hypocrites ! for ye shut the Laments could not him, “ David's." He saith unto kingdom of heaven against men; ye

y practices answer them, " Why then doth David in go not in yourselves, nor suffer of the

the spirit of prophecy call him those who are going in to enter. Pharisees ;

44 Lord, saying, “Jehovah said to Alas! for you scribes and Phari- 15 Psalm cx.1. my Lord, sit thou on my right- sees, hypocrites! for ye traverse

hand till I make thy enemies sea and land to gain one proselyte,
45 thy foot-stool. Since therefore and then make him a child of hell,

David calleth him Lord, how more deceitful than yourselves.
46 can he be his 'son?” And no Alas! for you, ye blind guides! 16

man was able to answer him a who say, whosoever sweareth by
word, neither durst any one from the temple, it is nothing; but.
that day ask him another insidious whosoever sweareth by the temple

is bound by the oath. Ye blind 17 CHAP.

Then said Jesus to the multi- and foolish men! which is greater? XXIII.

tudes and to his disciples, “ The the gold, or the temple which renInstructs scribes and Pharisees sit in the seat ders the gold sacred? And who-18 ples to ob

Line of Moses; whatsoever therefore they soever swears by the altar, it is noServe the bid you observe that is ugreeable thing; but whosoever sweareth by good doc. to the law of God, observe and do, the gift upon it, is bound by the Pharisees,

of the but do ye not according to their oath. Ye blind and foolish men !
Cut to shun works : for they say, and do not. which is greater, the gift, or the
their ways For they bind on men's shoulders altar that renders the gift sacred ?
ad practi- burdens heavy, and hard to bear, He, therefore, who sweareth by the 20

but refuse to touch them with a altar, sweareth not only by it, but
5 finger. And all their works they also by every thing upon it. And 21

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1 Jesus was the son of David, by natural Lord of Lords.
descent from him, and his Lord by the office Scrolls of parchment, with sentences of
of Christ or Messiah, which made him by the law written on them, worn by the Jews
God's appointment King of Kings, and on their foreheads and arms.

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