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CHAP. which I am to be baptized; but to and as soon as ye enter into it ye CHAP A. sit on my right hand, and on my will find a colt tied, on which no 40 left hand, is not mine to give, unless man ever sat, loose it and bring

to those for whom it is prepared.” it. And if any one say unto 3 41 And when the ten heard it, they you, "Why do ye this?' say, The true were moved with indignation against The master hath need of it;' and Christ's

of James and John ; but Jesus called immediately he will send it hither." disciples. the twelve to him, and said unto So they went and found the colt 4

42 them, “ Ye know that the rulers of tied by a door without in the open

the Gentiles exercise a harsh au- street, and they loose it. And 5

thority, and their princes lord it some of those who were standing 43 over them; but let it not be so with there said unto them, " What are

you ; but whosoever wisheth to be ye about, loosing the colt?” And 6

greatest among you, let him be your they said unto the man as Jesus 41 minister; and whosoever wisheth had commanded : so the men suf

to be first of you, let him become fered them. And the disciples 7
45 a servant of all. For even the son brought the colt to Jesus, and cast

of man came not so much to be their garments on it, and set him
served as to serve, and to give his thereon. And many spread their &
life a ransom for many."

garments in the road, and others
46 And they come to Jericho; and cut boughs from the trees, and
A blind as he was going out of Jericho strewed them in the road. And 9
ee with his disciples and a great mul- those who went before, and those

titude, blind Bartimeus was sitting who followed, cried out, saying, 47 by the road-side, begging. And“ Save now! blessed be he who

when he heard that it was Jesus cometh in the name of the Lord. 10 of Nazareth, he began to cry out, Blessed be the kingdom of our Father

saying, “ Jesus, thou son of David, which cometh in the name
48 David, have pity on me.” And of the Lord : Save now thou who

many charged him to keep silence: dwellest in the highest heavens!
but he cried out so much the more, And Jesus went into Jerusalem ; 11

56 Thou son of David, have pity and after looking about upon every The barre 49 on me.” Then Jesus stood still, thing, when the evening was now hig-free.

and commanded him to be called: come, he went out to Bethany with
and they call the blind man, say- the twelve. And on the morrow 12

ing unto him, “ Take courage; as they went from Bethany, he was
50 arise, he calleth thee.” And he hungry; and seeing a fig-tree at a 13

threw off his garment, and arose distance with leaves on, he went,
51 and went to Jesus. And Jesus if perhaps he might find some

saith unto him, “What dost thou fruit upon it, for the season of gaa
wish me to do for thee?” Theblind thering figs was not yet arrived;

man said unto him, “ Master, but when he was come to it he
52 to give me my sight." Then Jesus found nothing but leaves. Then 14

saith unto him," Go thy way; Jesus said unto it, “ Let no one
thy faith hath restored thee.” And eat fruit of thee any more for ever;"
he received his sight immediately, and his disciples heard it.

and followed Jesus in the way. And they come to Jerusalem ; 15 CHAP. Now as Jesus and his disciples and Jesus went into the temple, and Jesus cle

se come near to Jerusalem, at Beth- turned out those who were selling the tem Jesus en- phage and Bethany, by the mount and buying in the temple, and 16 lem in tri- 9

Så of Olives, he sendeth two of his overthrew the tables of the moneyumph. " disciples, saying unto them, “Go changers, and the seats of them

2 into ihe village over against you, that sold doves; and suffered no

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CHAP. one to carry any vessel through the tism of John from heaven, or from CHAP.

temple. And he taught, saying men? Answer me.” And they rea- Xll. 17 unto them, “ Is it not written, soned among themselves, saying,

My house shall be called an house “ If we answer, From heaven,' he 31 of prayer for all nations ?' but ye will say, "Why then did ye not be

have made it a den of robbers." | lieve him?' And if we say, “From 32 18 And the scribes, and the chief men,' we are in danger from the

priests heard, and sought how they people ;" for they all held John to
might destroy him ; for they feared | be a prophet indeed. And they 33

him, because all the multitude was answered Jesus, “We cannot tell." 19 astonished at his doctrine. And in And Jesus answered them, “ Nei.

the evening, he went as usual out ther do I tell you by what authority
of the city.

I do these things. 20 And in the morning, as they were Now Jesus began to speak unto CHAP. with in passing by, they saw the fig-tree them in parables. “A man planted a x od read withered away from the roots; and vineyard, and put a fence about it, Parable of

Peter recollecting the circumstance, and dug a wine-vat, and built a the labour91 said unto him, “ Master, behold ! tower, and let it out to husband- vineyard.

this fig-tree which thou didst de- men, and went from home. And 2

vote to destruction is withered at the proper season he sent to the 22 away." And Jesus answering, husbandmen a servant, to receive

saith unto them, “ Have' faith in from them the fruit of the vineyard. 23 God. For verily I say unto you, But they took him and beat him, 3 · Whosoever shall say to this moun- and sent him away empty. Again, 3

tain, Be thou removed and cast he sent unto them another servant;
into the sea,' and shall not doubt in and at him they cast stones, and
his heart, but believe that what he wounded him in the head, and sent
saith will come to pass, he will him away shamefully treated. And 5

have whatever he shall say done again, he sent another; and him 24 unto him. Concerning this point, they slew : and of inany others,

I say unto you, what things soever some they beat, and some they
ye ask for yourselves, when ye pray, slew. Now, having still one son 6

believe that ye will receive them, beloved by him, he sent him also 25 and ye shall have them. And when | last unto them, saying, “o They

ye pray, forgive, if ye have aught will reverence my son.” But those 7
against any one, that your Father, husbandmen said among them-
who is in heaven, may also forgive selves, “ This is the heir, come let
you your offences.”

us kill him, and the inheritance 27 And they return to Jerusalem ; I will be ours.” So they took him, 8 sus vin- and as he was walking about in the and killed him, and cast him out of oduct. temple, the chief priests, and the the vineyard. What therefore will 9

scribes, and the elders, come to him, the owner of the vineyard do? He 28 and say, “ By what authority doest will come and destroy those hus

thou these things, and who gave bandmen, and give the vineyard to

thee this authority to do them?" be occupied by others. 29 Then Jesus answered, “I will alsol" Have ye not read this scrip- 10

ask you one thing, and if ye answer ture, The stone which the build- Applied to me, I will tell you by what authori-ers rejected, is become the head of the

ution of the 30 ty I do these things. Was the bap- the corner : this is the Lord's do-jews.

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CHAP. ing, and it is wonderful in our her.” Then Jesus answered, and CHAP,
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And they sought to appre-said unto them, “Do ye not err con- * Psal. hend him, but feared the people ; cerning this matter, from not con- 24 cxviii. 22. for they knew that he had spoken sidering the scriptures nor the pow

12 this parable against them ; but they er of God? For when the dead rise 25

feared the multitude, so they left again, there will be no marrying,
him and went away.

nor giving in marriage, but they 13 Then they send unto him some will be as the angels that are ini Questions of the Pharisees and the Herodians | heaven. Now concerning the dead, 26 about pay. to catch him by questions. And that they are to be raised, have ye ing tribute.

' when they were come, they say un-| not read in the book of Moses, how
14 to him, “ Master, we know that at the bush God spake to him, say-

thou art true, and fearest no one, / ing, “I am the God of Abraham,
for thou regardest not the persons and the God of Isaac, and the God
of men, but teachest the way of God of Jacob ?' He is not the God of 27
in truth: Is it lawful to give tri- the ' dead, but of the 2 living. Ye
bute to Cesar or not. Should we therefore greatly err.”

give, or should we not give ?". Then one of the scribes came 28 15 But he perceiving their hypocrisy, near, and having heard them rea

said unto them, “Why are ye try: soning together, and perceiving

ing me? Bring me a denarius, that that Jesus had answered them well,
16 I may see it.” Then they brought | asked him, “ Which is the first

une ; and he saith unto them, commandment of all ?” And Jesus 29
“ Whose is this image and super answered, “ The first of all the com-
scription?And they said unto mandments is, Hear, O Israel !
him, “ Cesar's.” And Jesus answer- The Lord our God is the only Lord; 30
ed, 6 Render to Cesar the things and thou shalt love the Lord thy Deut.
that are Cesar's, and to God the God with all thine heart, and with V. 4o
things that are God's.” And they all thy soul, and with all thy mind,
wondered at him.

and with all thy strength.' This is 18 Then the Sadducees come to the first commandment. And the 31 Of the re- him, who say there is no resurrec-second is like unto it: 'Thou shalt Lev. rrection. tion, and they asked him, saying, I love thy neighbour as thyself.' XIX. 18.

" Master, Moses gave us this law. There is no other commandment 19 If a man's brother die, and leave a greater than these.” And the 32

wife without children, his brother scribe said unto him, “ In trutlı,

shall take his wife, and raise up master, thou had said well, for there 20 children for his brother. Now is one God, and there is none other

there were seven brethren, and the but he ; and to love him with all 33

first took a wife, and died without the heart, and with all the under21 issue; when the second took her, standing, and all the soul, and with 22 and died also without issue; and the all the strength, and to love our

third likewise, and all the seven, neighbour as ourself, is better than

and left no issue. Last of all the all whole burnt-offerings, and sacri-
23 woman died also. In the resurrec-fices.” And Jesús seeing that he 34

tion therefore, when they return to answered wisely, said unto him,
life, whose wife of them all will “ Thou art not far from the king-
she be? for all the seven married | dom of God.” And no man durst

surrection

? So dead as never to rise from the grave. of the resurrection.

* Must mean, those who are designed to Or want much of being a complcie live again, otherwise this would be no proof Christian.

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CHAP. ought not (let him who readeth, I generation will not pass away, till CHAP

understand), then let those who are all these things be accomplished. 31

in Judea, flee to the mountains ; The heaven and the earth will 31 15 and let not him who is on the roof sooner pass away, than these words

go down into the house, nor enter of mine pass away.

in to take any thing out of his “ But the very day and hour no 32' 16 house ; and let not him that is in one knoweth, except the Father Time

the field turn back to take away his only, not even the angels that are in 17 garment. But alas ! for them who in heaven, nor the son. Take heed,

are with child, and for them who watch and pray, for ye know not 33 18 give suck in those days! And pray when the time will be. For the 34

that your flight be not in the win- son of man is as one going into
19 ter. For the affliction of those another country, wholeft his house,

days will be such as hath not been and gave authority to his servants
since the beginning of God's cre- over it, and to every man his work,

ation, until now, nor ever will be. and commanded the porter to
20 And unless the Lord had appointed watch. Watch therefore, for ye 35

those days to be short, no one could know not when the master of the
be preserved ; but because of the house cometh, in the evening, or
elect whom he hath chosen, he hath at midnight, or at the cock-crow-

appointed those days to be short. ing, or early in the morning ; lest 36 2166 And then if any one say unto he come suddenly, and find you

you, · Lo ! here is the Christ,' or sleeping. But what I say unto you 37 22 ilo! there,' believe him not; for I say unto all, · Watch,"

false Christs, and false prophets Now, two days after was the pass. CHAP, will rise, and will propose signs and over, and the time of unleaven- u.

wonders, so as to draw away, if ed bread; and the chief priests, and Conspira 23 they can, even the elect. But do scribes were contriving how they agamst

ye beware: lo! I have told you all might take Jesus, privately, and
these things before-hand

kill him. But, they said, “ Not 2
24 “ But in those days, after that during the festival, jest there be an
Downfall' affliction, the sun will be darkened, uproar of the people."
Jewish go-

and the moon will not give her And when he was in Bethany, 3 veriment: light, and the stars of heaven will in the house of Simon the leper, as Precious 25 fall, and the 'powers in the hea- he was at table, a woman came, o

* poured or '26 vens will be shaken. And then will having an alabaster box of mixed his head ; be seen the son of man coming in perfumes, a pure, and very costly

the clouds with great power and ointment; and after shaking the box 27 glory; and then he will send his together, poured the ointment out

messengers, and will gather toge- upon his head.

ther his elect from the four winds. Then some expressed their indig- 4

28 “But learn a comparison from nation to each other, saying, “ To which How the the fig-tree: when its branch is now what purpose was this waste of the man

ng of tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye ointment ? for it might have been man is to know that the summer is near; so sold for above three hundred dena- 5 be krown. likewise when ye see these things rii, and given to the poor; and they *29 accomplishing, know that the son murmured against her. But Jesus 6

of man is near, even at the doors. said, " Let her alone, why do ye 30 Verily I say unto you, This very trouble her? She hath done a

ey, Jesus.

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causes murmurs

? The same as is expressed, Mat, xxiv. 29. 1. Not in person, but in the execution of by the firmament of heaven.

divine judgment.

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