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1 Or, servant

and to scourge, and to crucify: and the third day he shall be raised up.

Then came to him the mother of the sons of 20 Zebedee with her sons, worshipping him, and asking a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, 21 What wouldest thou? She saith unto him, Command that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left hand, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not 22 what ye ask. Are ye able to drink the cup that I am about to drink? They say unto him, We are able. He saith unto them, My cup indeed ye shall 23 drink: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give, but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared of my Father. And 24 when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation concerning the two brethren. But Jesus call- 25 ed them unto him, and said, Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Not so shall it 26 be among you: but whosoever would become great

among you shall be your {minister; and whosoever 27 2 Gr. Bondservant. would be first among you shall be your 'servant:

even as the Son of man came not to be ministered 28 unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

And as they went out from Jericho, a great mul- 29 titude followed him. And behold, two blind men 30 sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David. And the multitude re- 31 buked them, that they should hold their peace: but they cried out the more, saying, Lord, have mercy on us, thou son of David. And Jesus stood still, 32 and called them, and said, What will ye that I should do unto you? They say unto him, Lord, 33 that our eyes may be opened. And Jesus, being 34 moved with compassion, touched their eyes : and straightway they received their sight, and followed him.

And when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and21 came unto Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying unto them, Go 2 into the village that is over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.

And if any 3 one say aught unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send

2 Many ancient 10


4 them. Now this is come to pass, that it might be

fulfilled which was spoken 'by the prophet, saying, 10r, through 5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion,

Behold, thy King cometh unto thee,
Meek, and riding upon an ass,

And upon a colt the foal of an ass.
6 And the disciples went, and did even as Jesus ap-
7 pointed them, and brought the ass, and the colt, and

put on them their garments; and he sat thereon. 8 And the most part of the multitude spread their

garments in the way; and others cut branches from 9 the trees, and spread them in the way. And the multitudes that went before him, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed

is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna 10 in the highest. And when he was come into Jeru

salem, alĩ the city was stirred, saying, Who is this? 11 And the multitudes said, This is the prophet, Jesus,

from Nazareth of Galilee. 12 And Jesus entered into the temple ?of God, and thorities

cast out all them that sold and bought in the tem- of God.

ple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, 13 and the seats of them that sold the doves; and he

saith unto them, It is written, My house shall be

called a house of prayer: but ye make it a den of 14 robbers. And the blind and the lame came to him 15 in the temple: and he healed them. But when the

chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children that were cry

ing in the temple and saying, Hosanna to the son 16 of David; they were moved with indignation, and

said unto him, Hearest thou what these are saying? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea: did ye never read,

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast 17 perfected praise? And he left them, and went forth

out of the city to Bethany, and lodged there. 18 Now in the morning as he returned to the city, he 19 hungered. And seeing 'a fig tree by the way side, 3 Or, a single

he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only; and he saith unto it, Let there be no fruit from

thee henceforward for ever. And immediately the 20 fig tree withered away.

And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How did the fig tree 21 immediately wither away? And Jesus answered

and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do what is done to the fig tree, but even if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the

1 Gr. word.

2 Gr. Child.

sea, it shall be done. And all things, whatsoever 22 ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

And when he was come into the temple, the chief 23 priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things ? and who gave thee this authority? And Jesus answered and said unto them, I 24 also will ask you one 'question, which if ye tell me, I likewise will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, whence was it? from 25 heaven or from men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why then did ye not believe him? But if we shall say, From men; we fear the 26 multitude; for all hold John as a prophet. And 27 they answered Jesus, and said, We know not. He also said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. But what think ye? A 28 man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, 'Son, go work to-day in the vineyard. And 29 he answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented himself, and went. And he came to the 30 second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of the 31 twain did the will of his father? They say, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you 32 in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye saw it, did not even repent yourselves afterward, that ye might believe him.

Hear another parable: There was a man that was 33 a householder, which planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and

went into another country. And when the season 34 Gr. bondservants. of the fruits drew near, he sent his servants to the 4 Or, the fruits of husbandmen, to receive “his fruits. And the hus- 35

bandmen took his 'servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again, he sent other 36 Sservants more than the first: and they did unto them in like manner. But afterward he sent unto 37 them his son, saying, They will reverence my son, But the husbandmen, when they saw the soñ, said 38 among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and take his inheritance. And they took him, 39 and cast him forth out of the vineyard, and killed



ver. 44.

40 him. When therefore the lord of the vineyard

shall come, what will he do unto those husband41 men? They say unto him, He will miserably de

stroy those miserable men, and will let out the vine

yard unto other husbandmen, which shall render 42 him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures,

The stone which the builders rejected,
The same was made the head of the corner:
This was from the Lord,

And it is marvellous in our eyes?
43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God

shall be taken away from you, and shall be given 1 Some ancient au44 to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And thorities

he that falleth on this stone shall be broken to

pieces: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will scat45 ter him as dust. And when the chief priests and

the Pharisees heard his parables, they perceived that 46 he spake of them. And when they sought to lay

hold on him, they feared the multitudes, because

they took him for a prophet. 22 Ånd Jesus answered and spake again in parables 2 unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened

unto a certain king, which made a marriage feast 3 for his son, and sent forth his 'servants to call them 2 Gr. bondservante.

that were bidden to the marriage feast: and they 4 would not come. Again he sent forth other 'ser

vants, saying, Tell them that are bidden, Behold, I have made ready my dinner: my oxen and my fat

lings are killed, and all things are ready: come to 5 the marriage feast. But they made light of it, and

went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his 6 merchandise: and the rest laid hold on his 'servants,

and entreated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 But the king was wroth; and he sent his armies,

and destroyed those murderers, and burned their 8 city. Then saith he to his 'servants, The wedding

is ready, but they that were bidden were not worthy. 9 Go ye therefore unto the partings of the highways,

and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage 10 feast. And those 'servants went out into the high

ways, and gathered together all as many as they

found, both bad and good : and the wedding was 11 filled with guests. But when the king came in to

behold the guests, he saw there a man which had 12 not on a wedding-garment: and he saith unto him,

Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a 13 wedding-garment? And he was speechless. Then

2 Or, Teacher

3 See


1 Or, ministers the king said to the 'servants, Bind him hand and

foot, and cast him out into the outer darkness; there shall be the weeping and gnashing of teeth. For 14 many are called, but few chosen.

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how 15 they might ensnare him in his talk. And they send 16 to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, ?Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, and carest not for any one: for thou regardest not the person of men. Teil 17 us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cæsar, or not? But Jesus per-18 ceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye

me, ye hypocrites ? Shew me the tribute money. 19 marginal note on ch. xviii. And they brought unto him a 'penny. And he saith 20

unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? They say unto him, Cæsar's. Then saith he unto 21 them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things that are Cæsar's; and unto God the things that are God's. And when they heard it, they marvelled, and left 22

him, and went their way. 4 Gr. saying.* On that day there came to him Sadducees, 'which 23

say that there is no resurrection : and they asked 5 . perform the duty or hun him, saying, ?Master, Moses said, If a man die, hav- 24 band's brother to ing no children, his brother 'shall marry his wife, pare

and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were 25 with us seven brethren: and the first married and deceased, and having no seed left his wife unto his brother; in like manner the second also, and the 26 third, unto the seventh. And after them all the 27 woman died. In the resurrection therefore whose 28 wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. But Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, 29

not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 7 Many ancient au

For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are 30 thorities add of given in marriage, but are as angels? in heaven. But 31

as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye
not read that which was spoken unto you by God,
saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of 32
Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God
of the dead, but of the living. And when the mul- 33
titudes heard it, they were astonished at his teaching;

But the Pharisees, when they heard that he had 34 put the Sadducees to silence, gathered themselves together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a 35

Compare Deut. xxv.

6 Gr, seven.

* For marg. 4 read “Many ancient authoritics read saying."-Am. Com.

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