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10 of Man be risen from the dead. Then the disciples asked him saying, Why say the Scribes that Elijah must come first? 11 Jesus answering, said to them. To consummate the whole, ch, 11, 14. 12 Elijah indeed must come first. But I tell you, Elijah is come already, though they did not acknowledge him, but have treated him as they pleased. Thus they will treat the Son 13 of Man also. Then the disciples understood that he spake concerning John the Baptist.
Lu. 9, 37.
14 When they were come to the multitude, a man came to him, 15 who kneeling, said, Sir, have pity on my son: for he is griev- Mar. 9, 14 ously distressed with lunacy: often he falleth into the fire, 16 and often into the water; and I presented him to thy disciples, 17 but they could not cure him. Jesus answering, said, O unbelieving and perverse race! How long shall I be with you ? 18 How long shall I suffer you? Bring him hither to me. Then Jesus rebuked the demon, and he came out and the lad was instantly cured.
Hereupon the disciples came to him privately, saying, Why Mar. 9. 2820 could not we expel this demon? Jesus answered, Because of Lu. 17, 6. your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, if he had faith, though but as a grain of mustard seed, ye might say to this mountain, Remove to yonder place, and it would remove; 21 yea nothing would be impossible to you. This kind, however, is not dispossessed, unless by prayer and fasting.
& 20, 18
While they remained in Galilee, Jesus said to them, The ch. 16, 21. 23 Son of Man is to be delivered up to men who will kill him: Mar. 9, 31. but the third day he shall be raised again. And they were grieved exceedingly.
Lu. 9, 44.
When they were come to Capernaum the collectors came and asked Peter, Doth not your teacher pay the didrachma ?* 25 He said, Yes. Being come into the house before he spoke, Jesus said to him, What is thy opinion, Simon? From whom do the kings of the earth exact tribute or custom? 26 From their own sons, or from others? Peter answered, From 27 others. Jesus replied, The sons then are exempted. Never
theless, lest we should give them offence, go to the sea and
XVIII. At that time the disciples came to Jesus inquiring, Mar. 9, 33 2 Who shall be the greatest in the reign of heaven? Jesus Lu, 9, 46calling to him a child placed him in the midst of them and
3 said, Verily I say unto you, unless ye be changed, and be- ch, 19, 14.
come as children, ye shall never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Whosoever, therefore, shall become humble like this child, 5 shall be the greatest in the reign of heaven. Nay, whosoever 6 receiveth one such child, in my name, receiveth me; but + About 1s. 3d. sterling. + Value, half-a-crown
Mar. 9, 42.
ch. 5, 29° Mar. 9, 43.
Lu. 19, 10.
whosoever shall insnare any of these little ones who believe in me, it were better for him that an upper mill-stone were hanged about his neck, and that he were sunk in the ocean.
Woe unto the world because of snares; snares indeed there 8 must be; nevertheless, woe to the insnarer. Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot insnare thee, cut it off, and throw it away; it is better for thee to enter lame or maimed into life, than having two hands or two feet to be cast into the ever9 lasting fire. And if thine eye insnare thee, pluck it out, and throw it away; it is better for thee to enter one-eyed into 10 life, than having two eyes to be cast into hell-fire. Beware
of contemning any of these little ones; for I assure you that in heaven their angels continually behold the face of my 11 heavenly Father; and the Son of Man is come to recover 12 the lost. What think ye? If a man have a hundred sheep,
and one of them have strayed, will he not leave the ninety13 nine upon the mountains, and go in quest of the stray? And
if he happen to find it, verily I say unto you, he deriveth greater joy from it than from the ninety-nine which went not 14 astray. Thus it is not the will of your Father in heaven that any of these little ones should be lost.
Lu. 17, 3.
Lev. 19, 17, 15
Wherefore, if thy brother trespass against thee, go and expostulate with him, when thou and he are alone together 16 If he hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother: but if he will not hear, take one or two along with thee, and by the testimony of two or three witnesses every thing may be ascertained. 2 Cor. 13, 1. 17 If he despise them, acquaint the congregation with it; and
Deut. 19, 15,
if he despise the congregation also, let him be to thee as a 18 pagan or a publican. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind upon the earth, shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever ye shall loose upon the earth, shall be loosed in heaven.
ch. 16, 19. Jo. 20, 23.
19 Again I say unto you, Whatever two of you upon the earth shall agree to ask, shall be granted them by my Father who 20 is in heaven. For wheresoever two or three are assembled in my name, I am in the midst of them.
Luke 17,3 21 Then Peter approaching, said to him, Master, if my brother repeatedly trespass against me, how often must I forgive 22 him? Must I seven times? Jesus answered, I say unto thee
Not seven times, but seventy times seven times.
In this the administration of heaven resembleth that of a king who determined to settle accounts with his servants. 24 Having begun to reckon, one was brought who owed him ten 25 thousand talents.* But that servant not having wherewith to pay, his master, to obtain payment, commanded that he, and his wife and children, and all that he had, should be sold. 26 Then the servant throwing himself prostrate before his mas* Above three millions sterling.
ter, cried, Have patience with me, my Lord, and I will pay 27 the whole.' And his master had compassion upon him, and 28 dismissed him, remitting the debt. But this servant, as he went out, meeting one of his fellow-servants, who owed him. a hundred denarii, seized him by the throat, saying, Pay 29 me what thou owest.' His fellow-servant threw himself at
his feet, and besought him, saying,' Have patience with me, 30 and I will pay thee.' And he would not, but instantly
caused him to be imprisoned, until he should discharge the 31 debt. His fellow-servants seeing this, were deeply affected,
and went and informed their master of all that had passed. 32 Then his master having given orders to call him, said to
him, 'Thou wicked servant; all that debt I forgave thee, 33 because thou besoughtest me. Oughtest not thou to have
shown such pity to thy fellow-servant as I showed to thee?' 34 So his master, being provoked, delivered him to the jailors, to remain in their hands until he should clear the debt. 35 Thus will my celestial Father treat every one of you who forgiveth not from his heart the faults of his brother.
SECTION X.-THE RICH MAN'S APPLICATION.
XIX. WHEN Jesus had ended his discourse, he left Galilee, Mar. 10, 1. 2 and came into the confines of Judea upon the Jordan, whither great multitudes followed him; and he healed their sick.
Then some Pharisees came to him, and trying him, asked, Mar. 10, 2 Can a man lawfully upon every pretence, divorce his wife? 4 He answered, Have ye not read, that at the beginning, when Gen. 1, 27.
the Creator made man, he formed a male and a female, and 5 said "For this cause a man shall leave father and mother, Gen. 2, 24. and adhere to his wife; and they two shall be one flesh." 1 Cor. 6, 16. 6 Wherefore they are no longer two, but one flesh. 7 then God hath conjoined, let not man separate. They re
Eph. 5, 31.
ch. 5. 31.
plied, Why then did Moses command to give a writing of 8 divorcement, and dismiss her? He answered, Moses, indeed, Deut. 24, 1. because of your untractable disposition, permitted you to divorce your wives, but it was not so from the beginning. 9 Therefore I say unto you, Whoever divorceth his wife, ex- Lu. 16, 18. cept for whoredom, and marrieth another, committeth adul
tery: and whoever marrieth the woman divorced committeth 1 Cor. 7, 11. 10 adultery. His disciples said to him, If such be the condition 11 of the husband, it is better to live unmarried, He answered,
They alone are capable of living thus, on whom the power is 12 conferred. For some are eunuchs from their birth; others have been made eunuchs by men; and others, for the sake of the kingdom of heaven, have made themselves eunuchs. Let him act this part who can act it.
*About three guineas,
ch. 18, 1.
Mar. 10, 13. 13
Ex. 20, 12.
Mar. 10, 17. 16
Lu. 18, 18
Then children were presented to him, that he might lay his hands upon them, and pray [for them]; but the disciples re14 proved [those who brought] them. Jesus said, Let the children alone, and hinder them not from coming unto me; for 15 of such is the kingdom of heaven. And having laid his hands on them, he departed thence.
Afterwards, one approaching, said to him, Good Teacher, 17 what good must I do to obtain eternal life? He answered, Why callest thou me good? God alone is good. If thou 18 wouldst enter into that life, keep the commandments. He said unto him, Which? Jesus answered, "Thou shalt not Thou commit murder. Thou shalt not commit adultery. 19 shalt not steal. Thou shalt not give false testimony. Honour thy father and mother: and love thy neighbour as thy20 self." The young man replied, All these I have observed 21 from my childhood; wherein am I still deficient? Jesus
answered, If thou wouldst be perfect, go sell thy estate, and give the price to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in 22 heaven; then come and follow me. The young man hearing this, went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions.
Mar. 10, 23. 23
Whereupon Jesus said to his disciples, Verily I say unto you, it is difficult for a rich man to enter the kingdom of 24 heaven I say further, it is easier for a camel to pass through
the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the king25 dom of God. His disciples, who heard this with amazement, 26 said, Who then can be saved? Jesus, looking at them, answered, With men this is impossible, but with God every thing is possible.
Mar. 10, 28.
Lu, 22, 30.
Then Peter replying, said, As for us, we have forsaken all, Lu. 18, 28 28 and followed thee; what then shall be our reward? Jesus answered, Verily I say unto you, that at the renovation, when the Son of Man shall be seated on his glorious throne, ye, my followers, sitting also upon twelve thrones, shall judge 29 the twelve tribes of Israel. And whosoever shall have forsaken, on my account, houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, shall receive a hundred-fold, and inherit eternal life.
Mar. 10, 31.
30 shall be first that are last, and last that are first. Lu. 13, 30. XX. For the administration of heaven will resemble the con
duct of a householder, who went out early in the morning to 2 hire labourers for his vineyard. Having agreed with some 3 for a denarius a-day, he sent them into his vineyard. About
the third hourt he went out, and seeing others unemployed 4 in the market-place, said to them, Go ye likewise into my vineyard, and I will give you what is reasonable. Accord5 ingly they went. Again, about the sixth hour, and about
+ About sevenpence halfpenny.
+ Nine o'clock morning.
6 the ninth, he went out and did the same. Lastly, about the eleventh hour† he went out, and finding others unemployed, said to them, "Why stand ye all the day here doing nothing?" 7 They answered, 'Because nobody hath hired us. He said to them, "Go ye also into my vineyard, and ye shall receive 8 what is reasonable.' When it was night, the proprietor of the vineyard said to his steward, Call the labourers, and pay them their wages, beginning with the last, and ending 9 with the first.' Then they who had been hired at the eleventh 10 hour came, and received each a denarius. When the first came, they imagined they should get more; but they got 11 only a denarius a-piece. Upon receiving it, they murmured 12 against the householder, saying, 'These last have worked
but one hour; yet thou hast made them equal to us who 13 have borne the burden and the heat of the day.' He an
swering said to one of them, 'Friend, I do thee no injury. 14 Didst thou not agree with me for a denarius? Take what
is thine, and depart. It is my will to give to this last as 15 much as to thee. And may not I do what I will with mine 16 own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?' Thus the last shall be first, and the first last; for there are many called, but few chosen.
ch. 22, 14.
SECTION XI.-THE ENTRY INTO JERUSALEM.
Lu. 18, 31.
17 WHEN Jesus was on the road to Jerusalem, he took the Mar. 10, 3218 twelve disciples aside, and said to them, We are now going ch. 16, 21. to Jerusalem, where the Son of Man shall be delivered to the 19 chief priests and the Scribes, who will condemn him to die,
and consign him to the Gentiles, to be mocked, and scourged, and crucified: but the third day he shall rise again.
Then the mother of Zebedee's children came to him with her Mar. 10, 35 sons, and, prostrating herself, entreated he would grant the re21 quest she had to make. He said to her, What wouldst thou?
She answered, That, in thy reign, one of these my two sons 22 may sit on thy right hand, the other at thy left. Jesus reply
ing, said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink such a cup as I must drink; or undergo an immersion like that 23 which I must undergo? They said unto him, We can. answered, Ye shall indeed drink such a cup, and undergo an immersion like that which I must undergo. But to sit at my right hand and at my left I cannot give, unless to those for whom it is prepared by my Father.
The ten hearing this were full of indignation against the Mar. 10, 4125 two brothers; but Jesus calling them to him, said, Ye know Lu. 22, 24. that the princes of the nations domineer over them, and the 26 great exercise their authority upon them. It must not be so
Three o'clock afternoon.
+ Five o'clock afternoon.