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among you shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt hiinself, shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself, shall be exalted.

“But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer; therefore


shall receive the greater damnation. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made,


make him two-fold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say; · Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.' Ye fools and blind ! for whether is greater ? the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And; Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.' Ye fools and blind ! for whether is greater ? the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Whoso, therefore, shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon; and whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein; and he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Woe unto you,

scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye pay tithe pf mint, and anise, and cummin ; and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith. But these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides ! which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.

Thou blind Pharisee! cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, and say; "If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.' Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers ! how can ye escape the damnation of hell ? Wherefore, behold, I sent unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and

JESUS CHRISTUNIV 1895 some of them ye shall kill and crucify, and some of them shall ye scourge in your syna. gogues, and persecute them from city to city; that upon you may come all the righteous blood, shed


the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily I say unto you, that all these things shall come upon this generation.

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings ! and ye

would not. Behold, your house is left unto you desolate. For I say unto you; ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say ; Blessed is he that corneth in the name of the Lord.'»

And Jesus went out, and departed from the Matt. temple; and his disciples came to him, for to –2. shew him the buildings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them ; “ See ye not all these things ? verily I say unto you, there shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.”


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Mk. xiii, 4.

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And as he sat upon the Mount of Olives, xxiv.8. the disciples came unto him privately, saying;

* Tell us, when shall these things be ? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled ?”

And Jesus answered and said unto them; * Take heed that no man deceive you. For many

shall come in my name, saying; “ I am Christ;' and shall deceive many. shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars ; see that ye be not troubled; for all these things must come to l'ass; but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places. All these are the beginning of

But take heed to yourselves; for xiii 9. they shall deliver you up to councils, and in

the synagogues ye shall be beaten, and ye shall be brought before rulers and kings, for my sake, for a testimony against them. And then shall many be offended'; and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. And because iniquity shall

abound, the love of many shall wax cold. But xiis." when they shall lead you, and deliver you up,



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take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate ; but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye; for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. Now, the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son ; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men, for my name's sake. But be that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. And this Matt. gospel of the kingdum shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. And when ye shall .. *xi. see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. Then Matt. let them which be in Judea flee into the moun--41. tains ; let him which is on the house top not come down to take any thing out of his house; neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! But pray ye, that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath-day. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved ; but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. man shall say unto you; 'Lo, here is Christ, or there ;' believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and fålse prophets, and shall

Then if any

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