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Parable of

S. Matthew.

the vineyard. mountain, Be thou removed, and go into the kingdom of God bebe thou cast into the sea; it shall fore you.

be done.

32 For John came unto you in 22 And all things, whatsoever the way of righteousness, and ye ye shall ask in prayer, believing, believed him not: but the pubye shall receive. licans and the harlots believed 23 And when he was come him and ye, when ye had seen into the temple, the chief priests it, repented not afterward, that and the elders of the people came ye might believe him.

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unto him, as he was teaching, 33 Hear another parable: and said, By what authority doest There was a certain householder, thou these things? and who gave which planted a vineyard, and thee this authority? hedged it round about, and dig

24 And Jesus answered and ged a wine-press in it, and built a said unto them, I also will ask tower, and let it out to husbandyou one thing, which if ye tell men, and went into a far country. me, I in likewise will tell you by 34 And, when the time of the what authority I do these things. fruit drew near, he sent his ser25 The baptism of John, whence vants to the husbandmen, that was it? from heaven, or of men? they might receive the fruits of it. And they reasoned with them- 35 And the husbandmen took selves, saying, If we shall say, his servants, and beat one, and From heaven; he will say unto us, killed another, and stoned another. Why did ye not then believe him? 36 Again, he sent other servants 26 But if we shall say, Of men; more than the first: and they did we fear the people: for all hold unto them likewise.

John as a prophet.

37 But last of all he sent unto 27 And they answered Jesus, them his son, saying, They will and said, We cannot tell. And he reverence my son.

said unto them, Neither tell I you 38 But when the husbandmen by what authority I do these saw the son, they said among things. themselves, This is the heir ; 28 But what think ye? Alcome, let us kill him, and let us certain man had two sons; and seize on his inheritance: he came to the first, and said, 39 And they caught him, and Son, go work to-day in my vine-cast him out of the vineyard, and yard. slew him.

29 He answered and said, I 40 When the lord, therefore, of will not but afterward he repent-the vineyard cometh, what will ed, and went. he do unto those husbandmen? 30 And he came to the second, 41 They say unto him, He will and said likewise. And he an-miserably destroy those wicked swered and said, I go, sir: and men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which 31 Whether of them twain did shall render him the fruits in their the will of his father? They say seasons.

went not.

unto him, The first. Jesus saith 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did unto them, Verily I say unto you, ye never read in the scriptures, that the publicans and the harlots The stone which the builders re

Chap. xxii.

Parable of the marriage. jected, the same is become the stroyed those murderers, and head of the corner: this is the burnt up their city.

Lord's doing, and it is marvellous 8 Then saith he to his servants, in our eyes? The wedding is ready, but they 43 Therefore say I unto you, which were bidden were not The kingdom of God shall be tak-worthy.

en from you, and given to a nation 9 Go ye therefore into the highbringing forth the fruits there- ways, and, as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.

ef. 44 And whosoever shall fall on 10 So those servants went out this stone, shall be broken; but into the highways, and gathered on whomsoever it shall fall, it will together all as many as they found, grind him to powder. both bad and good: and the wed

45 And when the chief priests ding was furnished with guests. and Pharisees had heard his para- 11 ¶ And when the king came bles, they perceived that he spake in to see the guests, he saw there of them. Ja man which had not on a wed


46 But when they sought to lay ding garment: hands on him, they feared the 12 And he saith unto him, multitude, because they took him Friend, how camest thou in hifor a prophet. ther, not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. The marriage of the king's son. 13 Then saith the king to the ND Jesus answered, and servants, Bind him hand and foot, spake unto them again by and take him away, and cast him parables, and said, into outer darkness; there shall 2 The kingdom of heaven is be weeping and gnashing of teeth. like unto a certain king, which 14 For many are called, but made a marriage for his son, few are chosen.

3 And sent forth his servants to


15 ¶ Then went the Pharisees, call them that were bidden to the and took counsel how they might wedding; and they would not entangle him in his talk. 16 And they sent out unto him 4 Again, he sent forth other their disciples, with the Herodiscrvants, saying, Tell them which ans, saying, Master, we know are bidden, Behold, I have pre-that thou art true, and teachest pared my dinner: my oxen and the way of God in truth, neither my fatlings are killed, and all carest thou for any man: for thou things are ready: come unto the regardest not the person of men. marriage. 17 Tell us, therefore, What 5 But they made light of it, and thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give went their ways, one to his farm, tribute unto Cesar, or not? another to his merchandise: 18 But Jesus perceived their 6 And the remnant took his ser-wickedness, and said, Why tempt vants, and intreated them spiteful-ye me, ye hypocrites? ly, and slew them. 19 Shew me the tribute-money. 7 But when the king heard And they brought unto him a thereof, he was wroth: and helpenny.

sent forth his armies, and de- 20 And he saith unto them,

The Sadducees confuted. S. Matthew. The Pharisees exposed. Whose is this image and su-fheard this, they were astonished perscription? at his doctrine. 21 They say unto him, Ce- 34 But when the Pharisees sar's. Then saith he unto them, had heard that he had put the Render, therefore, unto Cesar the Sadducees to silence, they were things which are Cesar's; and gathered together. unto God the things that are 35 Then one of them, which God's, was a lawyer, asked him a ques22 When they had heard these tion, tempting him, and saying, words, they marvelled, and left) 36 Master, which is the great him, and went their way, commandment in the law?

23 The same day came to 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou him the Sadducees, which say that shalt love the Lord thy God with there is no resurrection, and ask-all thy heart, and with all thy ed him, soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great

24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, commandment. his brother shall marry his wife,

39 And the second is like unto

and raise up seed unto his brother. it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour 25 Now, there were with us as thyself.

seven brethren: and the first, 40 On these two commandwhen he had married a wife, de-ments hang all the law and the ceased; and having no issue, left prophets. his wife unto his brother:

41 ¶ While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked

26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. them, 27 And last of all the woman 42 Saying, What think ye of died also. Christ? whose son is he? They 28 Therefore, in the resurrecti- say unto him, The son of David. on, whose wife shall she be of the 43 He saith unto them, How seven? for they all had her. then doth David in spirit call him 29 Jesus answered, and said Lord, saying,

unto them, Ye do err, not know- 44 The LORD said unto my ing the scriptures, nor the power Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, of God. till make thine enemies thy

30 For in the resurrection they footstool? neither marry, nor are given in 45 If David then call him Lord, marriage; but are as the angels of how is he his son ?

God in heaven,

46 And no man was able to an31 But as touching the resur-swer him a word; neither durst rection of the dead, have ye not any man from that day forth ask read that which was spoken unto him any more questions. CHAP. XXIII.

you by God, saying,

32 I am the God of Abraham, The Pharisees exposed, &c. and the God of Isaac, and theHEN spake Jesus to the God of Jacob? God is not the multitude, and to his disciGod of the dead, but of the ples,

living. 2 Saying, The scribes and the 33 And when the multitude Pharisees sit in Moses' scat:

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Against ambition.

Chrap. xxiii. The Scribes, &c. reproved.

3 All therefore whatsoever they compass sea and land to make bid you observe, that observe and one proselyte; and when he is do; but do not ye after their made, ye make him two-fold works: for they say, and do not. more the child of hell than your4 For they bind heavy burdens selves.

and grievous to be borne, and lay 16 Woe unto you, ye blind them on mens' shoulders; but guides! which say, Whosoever they themselves will not move shall swear by the temple, it is them with one of their fingers. nothing; but whosoever shall 5 But all their works they do swear by the gold of the temple, for to be seen of men: they make he is a debtor. broad their phylacteries, and en- 17 1e fools and blind! for whelarge the borders of their gar-ther is greater, the gold, or the ments, temple that sanctifieth the gold? 6 And love the uppermost 18 And, whosoever shall swear rooms at feasts, and the chief by the altar, it is nothing; but seats in the synagogues. whosoever sweareth by the gift, 7 And greetings in the markets, that is upon it, he is guilty. and to be called of men, Rabbi, 19 Te fools, and blind! for Rabbi. whether is greater, the gift, or the 8 But be not ye called Rabbi ; altar that sanctifieth the gift? for one is your Master, even Christ, 20 Whoso, therefore, shall and all ye are brethren. swear by the altar, sweareth by

9 And call no man your Father it, and by all things thereon. upon the earth: for one is your 21 And whoso shall swear by Father, which is in heaven. the temple, sweareth by it, and 10 Neither be ye called mas-by him that dwelleth therein. ters for one is your Master, even 22 And he that shall swear by Christ. heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

12 And whosoever shall exalt 23 Woe unto you, scribes and himself shall be abased; and he Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay that shall humble himself shall be tithe of mint, and anise, and exalted. cummin, and have omitted the

13 ¶ But woe unto you, scribes weightier matters of the law, judgand Pharisees, hypocrites! for yement, mercy, and faith: these shut up the kingdom of heaven a-ought ye to have done, and not to gainst men: for ye neither go in leave the other undone. yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

24 re blind guides! which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 14 Woe unto you, scribes and 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye de-Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye vour widows' houses, and for a make clean the outside of the cup pretence make long prayer: there-and of the platter, but within fore ye shall receive the greater they are full of extortion and exdamnation.


15 Woe unto you, scribes and 26 Thorblind Pharisee! cleanse Pharisees, hypocrites! for yelirst that which is within the cup

S. Matthew.

Ferusalems' destruction

Jerusalem threatened. and platter, that the of them may be clean also. 27 Woe unto you, scribes and thered thy children together, even Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as a hen gathereth her chickens like unto whited sepulchres, under her wings, andye would not! which indeed appear beautiful 38 Behold, your house is left outward, but are within full of unto you desolate.

outside stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have ga

dead mens' bones, and of all un- 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall cleanness. not see me henceforth, till ye shall 28 Even so ye also outwardly say, Blessed is he that cometh in appear righteous unto men, but the name of the Lord. within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

29 Woe unto you, scribes and

CHAP. XXIV. Ferusalems' destruction foretold.

Pharisees, hypocrites! because AND Jesus went out, and de

parted from the temple; ye build the tombs of the prophets, and his disciples came to him, for and garnish the sepulchres of the to shew him the buildings of the righteous,


30 And say, If we had been in 2 And Jesus said unto them, the days of our fathers, we would See ye not all these things? Verinot have been partakers withly I say unto you, There shall them in the blood of the prophets. not be left here one stone upon 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses another, that shall not be thrown unto yourselves, that ye are the down. children of them which killed the 3 ¶ And as he sat upon the prophets. mount of Olives, his disciples 32 Fill ye up then the measure came unto him privately, saying, of your fathers. Tell us, when shall these things 33 Te serpents, ye generation of be? and what shall be the sign of vipers! how can ye escape the thy coming, and of the end of the damnation of hell? world?

34 ¶ Wherefore, behold, I send 4 And Jesus answered and said unto you prophets, and wise men, unto them, Take heed that no and scribes: and some of them ye man deceive you :

shall kill and crucify; and some 5 For many shall come in my of them shall ye scourge in your name, saying, I am Christ; and synagogues, and persecute them shall deceive many.

from city to city:

6 And ye shall hear of wars and

35 That upon you may come all rumours of wars: see that ye be the righteous blood shed upon the not troubled: for all these things earth, from the blood of righteous must come to pass, but the end is Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, not yet. son of Barachias, whom ye slew 7 For nation shall rise against between the temple and the altar. nation, and kingdom against king36 Verily I say unto you, All dom: and there shall be famines, these things shall come upon this and pestilences, and earthquakes, generation. in divers places.

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 8 All these are the beginning of thou that killest the prophets, and sorrows.

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