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Not to despise little ones:

Chap. xviii.

How oft to forgive. life with one eye, rather than hav-(of my Father which is in heaven. ing two eyes to be cast into hell 20 For where two or three are fire. gathered together in my name,

10 Take heed that ye despise there am I in the midst of them. not one of these little ones: for I 21 ¶ Then came Peter to him, say unto you, That in heaven their and said, Lord, how oft shall my angels do always behold the face brother sin against me, and I forof my Father which is in heaven. give him? till seven times? 11 For the Son of man is come 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say to save that which was lost. not unto thee, Until seven times;

12 How think ye? if a man but, until seventy times seven. have an hundred sheep, and one 23 ¶ Therefore is the kingdom of them be gone astray, doth he of heaven likened unto a certain not leave the ninety and nine, and king, which would take account goeth into the mountains, and of his servants.

seeketh that which is gone astray? 24 And when he had begun to 13 And if so be that he find it, reckon, one was brought unto. verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth him, which owed him ten thoumore of that sheep, than of the sand talents.

ninety and nine which went not 25 But forasmuch as he had not astray. to pay, his Lord commanded him 14 Even so it is not the will of to be sold, and his wife, and your Father which is in heaven, children, and all that he had, and that one of these little ones should payment to be made.

perish. 26 The servant, therefore, fell 15 ¶ Moreover, if thy brother down, and worshipped him, sayshall trespass against thee, go and ing, Lord, have patience with me, tell him his fault between thee and I will pay thee all.

and him alone: if he shall hear 27 Then the Lord of that serthee, thou hast gained thy brother. vant was moved with compassi16 But if he will not hear thee, on, and loosed him, and forgave then take with thee one or two him the debt. more, that in the mouth of two or 28 But the same servant went three witnesses every word may out, and found one of his fellowbe established. servants, which owed him an

17 And if he shall neglect to hundred pence: and he laid hands hear them, tell it unto the church: on him, and took him by the but if he neglect to hear the throat, saying, Pay me that thou church, let him be unto thee as owest. en heathen man and a publican.

29 And his fellow-servant fell 18 Verily I say unto you, down at his feet, and besought Whatsoever ye shall bind on him, saying, Have patience with earth, shall be bound in heaven ;me, and I will pay thee all. and whatsoever ye shall loose on 30 And he would not; but earth, shall be loosed in heaven. went and cast him into prison, till 19 Again I say unto you, That he should pay the debt.

if two of you shall agree on earth! 31 So when his fellow-servants as touching any thing that they saw what was done, they were shall ask, it shall be done for them very sorry, and came and told

Of divorcement.

S. Matthew.

How to attain unto their lord all that was done. 8 He saith unto them, Moses, 32 Then his lord, after that he because of the hardness of your had called him, said unto him, Ohearts, suffered you to put away thou wicked servant! I forgave your wives: but from the beginthee all that debt, because thou ning it was not so.

desiredst me:


9 And I say unto you, Whoso33 Shouldest not thou also have ever shall put away his wife, exhad compassion on thy fellow-cept it be for fornication, and shall servant, even as I had pity on marry another, committeth adultery and whoso marrieth her 34 And his lord was wroth, and which is put away doth commit delivered him to the tormentors, adultery. till he should pay all that was due 10 T His disciples say unto him, unto him. If the case of the man be so with 35 So likewise shall my heaven-his wife, it is not good to marry. ly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses. CHAP. XIX.

Christ healeth the sick.

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

12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their

mother's there are

when Jesus had finished some eunuchs, which were made these sayings, he departed from eunuchs of men; and there be Galilee, and came into the coasts eunuchs, which have made themof Judea beyond Jordan : selves eunuchs for the kingdom

2 And great multitudes follow-of heaven's sake. He that is able ed him, and he healed them there. to receive it, let him receive it.

3 The Pharisees also came 13 ¶ Then were there brought unto him, tempting him, and unto him little children, that he saying unto him, Is it lawful for should put his hands on them and a man to put away his wife for pray and the disciples rebuked every cause? them.

4 And he answered, and said 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little unto them, Have ye not read, children, and forbid them not, to that he which made them at the come unto me: for of such is the beginning, made them male and kingdom of heaven.


15 And he laid his hands on

5 And said, For this cause shall them, and departed thence. a man leave father and mother, 16 And, behold, one came and shall cleave to his wife; and and said unto him, Good Master, they twain shall be one flesh. what good thing shall I do, that I 6 Wherefore they are no more may have eternal life? twain, but one flesh. What, 17 And he said unto him, Why therefore, God hath joined toge-callest thou me good? there is ther, let not man put asunder. none good but one, that is, God: 7 They say unto him, Why but if thou wilt enter into life, did Moses then command to give keep the commandments. a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no

Eternal life.

Chap. xx. Labourers in the vineyard. murder, Thou shalt not commit saken houses, or brethren, or adultery, Thou shalt not steal, sisters, or father, or mother, or Thou shalt not bear false witness, wife, or children, or lands, for 19 Honour thy father and thy my name's sake, shall receive an mother: and, Thou shalt love hundred-fold, and shall inherit thy neighbour as thyself. everlasting life.

20 The young man saith unto 30 But many that are first shall him, All these things have I kept be last; and the last shall be from my youth up: what lack I first.


21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor,


The labourers in the vineyard.
OR the kingdom of heaven is

like unto a man that is an

and thou shalt have treasure in householder, which went out early heaven; and come and follow in the morning to hire labourers, into his vineyard.


22 But when the young man 2 And when he had agreed with heard that saying, he went away the labourers for a penny a day, sorrowful: for he had great pos- he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the


23 I Then said Jesus unto his third hour, and saw others standdisciples, Verily I say unto you, ing idle in the market-place, That arich man shall hardly enter 4 And said unto them, Go ye into the kingdom of heaven. also into the vineyard; and what24 And again I say unto you, It soever is right I will give you. is easier for a camel to go through And they went their way.

the eye of a needle, than for a rich 5 Again he went out about the man to enter into the kingdom of sixth and ninth hour, and did God. likewise.

25 When his disciples heard it, 6 And about the eleventh hour they were exceedingly amazed, he went out, and found others saying, Who then can be saved?standing idle, and saith unto them, 26 But Jesus beheld them, and Why stand ye here all the day said unto them, With men this is idle?

impossible; but with God all 7 They say unto him, because things are possible. no man hath hired us. He saith 27¶Then answered Peter, and unto them, Go ye also into the said unto him, behold, we have vineyard; and whatsoever is right, forsaken all, and followed thee; that shall ye receive.

what shall we have therefore? 8 So when even was come, the 28 And Jesus said unto them, lord of the vineyard saith unto his Verily I say unto you, That ye steward, Call the labourers, and which have followed me in the give them their hire, beginning regeneration, when the Son of from the last unto the first.

man shall sit in the throne of his 9 And when they came that glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve were hired about the eleventh thrones, judging the twelve tribes hour, they received every man & of Israel. penny.

29 And every one that hath for 10 But when the first came,

Zebedee's children.

S. Matthew.

Two blind men. they supposed that they should ye able to drink of the cup that I have received more; and they like-shall drink of, and to be baptized wise received every man a penny. with the baptism that I am bap11 And when they had received tized with? They say unto him, it, they murmured against the We are able.

good man of the house,

23 And he saith unto them, Ye 12 Saying, These last have shall drink indeed of my cup, and wrought but one hour, and thou be baptized with the baptism that hast made them equal unto us, I am baptized with: but to sit on which have borne the burden and my right hand, and on my left, is heat of the day. not mine to give; but it shall be 13 But he answered one of given to them for whom it is prethem, and said, Friend, I do thee pared of my Father. no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignati14 Take that thine is, and go on against the two brethren. thy way I will give unto this 25 But Jesus called them unto last, even as unto thee. him, and said, Ye know that the

15 Is it not lawful for me to do princes of the Gentiles exercise what I will with mine own? is dominion over them, and they thine eye evil because I am good? that are great exercise authority 16 So the last shall be first, and upon them.

but few chosen.

the first last for many be called, 26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great 17 And Jesus, going up to Je-among you, let him be your mi. rusalem, took the twelve disciples nister; apart in the way, and said unto 27 And whosoever will be chiefathem, mong you, let him be your servant: 18 Behold, we go up to Jeru- 28 Even as the Son of man salem; and the Son of man shall came not to be ministered unto, be betrayed unto the chief priests, but to minister, and to give his and unto the scribes, and they life a ransom for many. shall condemn him to death,

29 ¶ And as they departed from 19 And shall deliver him to the Jericho, a great multitude followGentiles to mock, and to scourge, ed him;

and to crucify him: and the third 30 And, behold two blind day he shall rise again. men sitting by the way side, when 20 Then came to him the they heard that Jesus passed by, mother of Zebedee's children, cried out, saying, Have mercy on with her sons, worshipping him, us, O Lord! thou Son of David. and desiring a certain thing of him. 31 And the multitude rebuked

21 And he said unto her, What them, because they should hold wilt thou? she saith unto him, their peace: but they cried the Grant that these my two sons may more, saying, Have mercy on us, sit, the one on thy right hand, and O Lord! thou Son of David. the other on the left, in thy kingclom.

32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will 22 But Jesus answered and said, ye that I should do unto you? Ye know not what ye ask. Are 33 They say unto him, Lord,

Christ rideth into Jerusalem. Chap. xxi.

The fruitless fig-tree. that our eyes may be opened. This is Jesus the prophet, of 34 So Jesus had compassion on Nazareth of Galilee.

them, and touched their eyes: 12 And Jesus went into the and immediately their eyes re- temple of God, and cast out all ceived sight, and they followed them that sold and bought in the him.


Christ rideth into Jerusalem.

ND when they drew nigh

temple, and overthrew the tables
of the money-changers, and the
seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is

unto Jerusalem, and were written, My house shall be called come to Bethpage, unto the mount the house of prayer; but ye have of Olives, then sent Jesus two made it a den of thieves.


14 And the blind and the lame 2 Saying unto them, Go into came to him in the temple; and the village over against you, and he healed them.

straightway ye shall find an ass 15 And when the chief priests tied, and a colt with her: loose and scribes saw the wonderful them, and bring them unto me. things that he did, and the child3 And if any man say ought un-ren crying in the temple, and to you, ye shall say, The Lord saying, Hosanna to the son of hath need of them; and straight-David; they were sore displeased, way he will send them. 16 And said unto him, Hearest

4. All this was done, that it thou what these say? And Jesus might be fulfilled which was saith unto them, Yea; have ye spoken by the prophet, saying, never read, Out of the mouth of 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, babes and sucklings thou hast Behold, thy king cometh unto perfected praise ?

thee, meek, and sitting upon an 17 T And he left them, and ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. went out of the city into Betha6 And the disciples went, and ny; and he lodged there.

did as Jesus commanded them,

18 Now in the morning, as he 7 And brought the ass, and the returned into the city, he huncolt, and put on them their gered.

clothes, and they set him thereon. 19 And when he saw a fig tree 8 And a very great multitude in the way, he came to it, and spread their garments in the way; found nothing thereon, but leaves others cut down branches from only; and said unto it, Let no the trees, and strawed them in fruit grow on thee henceforward the way. for ever. And presently the fig

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9 And the multitudes that went tree withered away. before, and that followed, cried, 20 And when the disciples saw saying, Hosanna to the son of Da-it, they marvelled, saying, How vid: Blessed is he that cometh in soon is the fig-tree withered away! the name of the Lord; Hosanna 21 Jesus answered, and said in the highest. unto them, Verily I say unto 10 And when he was come in-you, If ye have faith, and doubt to Jerusalem, all the city was not, ye shall not only do this moved, saying, Who is this? which is done to the fig-tree, but 11 And the multitude said, also, if ye shall say unto this E

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