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prophets and kings have desired to see those
and to hear those things which ye hear, and Mu have not heard them. Come unto me all ye
that labor and are heavy laden, and I will
my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart; and
shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light."
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying ; “Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life ?"
He said unto him ; “ What is written in the law ? how readest thou ?”
And he answering said ; “ Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.”
And he said unto him; “ Thou hast an-
But he, willing to justify himself, said unto
And Jesus answering, said ; “A certain
passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. And he went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow, when he departed, he took out two pence and gave them to the host, and said unto him ; Take care of him ; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.' Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves ?"
And he said ; “He that shewed mercy on
Then said Jesus unto him; “Go, and do thou likewise.”
Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village; and a certain woman, named Martha, received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word. But Martha was cumbered about much serving; and came to him, and said; “Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.”
And Jesus answered, and said unto her; Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things; but one thing is needful. And Mary hath chosen that good
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part, which shall not be taken away from her."
And it was at Jerusalem the feast of the dedication, and it was winter; and Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon's porch. Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him; “How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly."
Jesus answered them ; “I told you, and ye believed not.
The works that I do in my Father's name, they bear witness of me. But ye believe not; because ye are not of my sheep. As I said unto you, my sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me; and I give unto them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave
them me, is greater than all ; and none is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand ; I and my Father are one.”
Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.
Jesus answered them; “ Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of these works do ye stone me?”.
The Jews answered him, saying; “ For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy, and because that thou, being a man, maketh thyself God.”
Jesus answered them; “ Is it not written in your law; ' I said, ye are gods?' If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God
came, and the scripture cannot be broken; say ye of him whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world; • Thou blasphemest,' because I said, I am the Son of God ? If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works ; that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me, and I in him."
Therefore they sought again to take him ; but he escaped out of their hand.
And he went away again beyond Jordan, into the place where John at first baptized ; and there he abode. And many resorted unto him, and said; “ John did no miracle; but all things that John spake of this man were true.” And many believed on
CHAPTER X V I.
Jesus at the house of a Pharisee - Parable of the Sup
per — On Counting the Cost — The Lost Sheep-
And it came to pass, as he went into the . xiv answering, spake unto the lawyers and Phar. isees, saying ;
135. house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath day, that they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus
“ Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?” And they held their peace. And he took him, and healed him and let him go. And he answered them, saying; " Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath-day ?" And they could not answer him again to these things.
And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms, saying unto them; “ When thou, art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honorable man than thou be bidden of him; and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee; 'Give this man place;' and thou begin with shame to take the lowest
But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee; • Friend, go up higher.' Then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted."
Then said he also to him that bade him ; " When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbors; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompense be made thee. But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind; and