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away your wives: but from the man shall hardly enter into the beginning it was not so. And I kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto you, It is easier for a put away his wife, except it be for camel to go through the eye of a fornication, and shall marry an- needle, than for a rich man to other, committeth adultery: and enter into the kingdom of God. whoso marrieth her which is put When his disciples heard it, they away doth commit adultery. His were exceedingly amazed, saying, disciples say unto him, If the case Who then can be saved? But of the man be so with his wife, it Jesus beheld them, and said unto is not good to marry. But he said them, With men this is impossiunto them, All men cannot re- ble; but with God all things are ceive this saying, save they to possible. Then answered Peter whom it is given. For there are and said unto him, Behold, we some eunuchs, which were so born have forsaken all, and followed from their mother's womb: and thee; what shall we have therethere are some eunuchs, which fore? And Jesus said unto them, were made eunuchs of men : and Verily I say unto you, That ye there be eunuchs, which have which have followed me, in the made themselves eunuchs for the regeneration when the Son of man kingdom of heaven's sake. He shall sit in the throne of his glothat is able to receive it, let him re- ry, ye also shall sit upon twelve ceive it. Then were there brought thrones, judging the twelve tribes unto him little children, that he of Israel. And every one that hath should put his hands on them, and forsaken houses, or brethren, or pray: and the disciples rebuked sisters, or father, or mother, or them. But Jesus said, Suffer lit- wife, or children, or lands, for my tle children, and forbid them not, name's sake, shall receive an hunto come unto me : for of such is dredfold, and shall inherit everthe kingdom of heaven. And he lasting life. But many that are laid his hands on them, and de- first shall be last; and the last parted thence. And, behold, one shall be first. came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I
CHAP. XX. do, that I may have eternal life? And he said unto him, Why call
Jan. 22, May 22, Sept. 19. est thou me good ? there is none
OR the kingdom of heaven is good but one, that is, God: but if like unto a man that is an thou wilt enter into life, keep the householder, which went out early commandments. He saith unto in the morning to hire labourers him, Which? Jesus said, Thou into his vineyard. And when he shalt do no murder, Thou shalt had agreed with the labourers for not commit adultery, Thou shalt
a penny a day, he sent them into not steal, Thou shalt not bear his vineyard. And he went out false witness, Honour thy father about the third hour, and saw and thy mother: and, Thou shalt others standing idle in the marlove thiy neighbour as thyself. The ketplace, and said unto them; Go young man saith unto him, All ye also into the vineyard, and these things have I kept from my whatsoever is right I will give you. youth up: what lack I yet? Je- And they went their way. Again sus said unto him, If thou wilt be he went out about the sixth and perfect, go and sell that thou hast, ninth hour, and did likewise. And and give to the poor, and thou about the eleventh hour he went shalt have treasure in heaven: out, and found others standing and come and follow me. But idle, and saith unto them, Why when the young man heard that stand ye here all the day idle? saying, he went away sorrowful : They say unto him, Because no for he had great possessions. Then man hath hired us. He saith unto said Jesus unto his disciples, Ve- them, Go ye also into the vinerily I say unto you, That a rich yard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive. So when even am baptized with : but to sit on was come, the lord of the vine. my right hand, and on my left, yard saith unto his steward, Call is not mine to give, but it shall the labourers, and give them their be given to them for whom it is hire, beginning from the last unto prepared of my Father. And when the first. And when they came the ten heard it, they were movthat scere hired about the eleventh ed with indignation against the hour, they received every man a two brethren. But Jesus called penny. But when the first came, them unto him, and said, Ye know they supposed that they should that the princes of the Gentiles have received more; and they like- exercise dominion over them, and wise received every man a penny. they that are great exercise auAnd when they had received it, thority upon them. But it shall they murmured against the good- not be so among you: but whosoman of the house, saying, These ever will be great among you, let last have wrought but one hour, him be your minister; and whoand thou hast made them equal soever will be chief among you, unto us, which have borne 'the let him be your servant : even as burden and heat of the day. But the Son of man came not to be he answered one of them, and ministered unto, but to minister, said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: and to give his life a ransom for didst not thou agree with me for many. And as they departed from a penny? Take that thine is, and Jericho, a great multitude followgo thy way: I will give unto this ed him. And, behold, two blind last, even as unto thee. Is it not
men sitting by the way side, when lawful for me to do what I will they heard that Jesus passed by, with mine own? Is thine eye evil, cried out, saying, Have mercy on because I am good ? So the last us, O Lord, thou son of David. shall be first, and the first last : And the multitude rebuked them, for many be called, but few cho- because they should hold their sen. And Jesus going up to Je- peace: but they cried the more, rusalem took the twelve disciples saying, Have mercy on us, o apart in the way, and said unto Lord, thou son of David. And them, Behold, we go up to Jeru- Jesus stood still, and called them, salem; and the Son of man shall and said, What will ye that I be betrayed unto the chief priests shall do unto you? They say unto and unto the scribes, and they him, Lord, that our eyes may be shall condemn him to death, and opened. Só Jesus had compassion shall deliver him to the Gentiles on them, and touched their eyes : to mock, and to scourge, and to and immediately their eyes receivcrucify him: and the third day he ed sight, and they followed him. shall rise again. Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's chil
CHAP. XXI. dren with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing
Jan. 23, May 23, Sept. 20. of him, la nd he said unto her; AND when they drawerig houn
wilt thouunto to come him, Grant that these my two to Bethphage, unto the mount of sons may sit, the one on thy right Olives, then sent Jesus two dishand, and the other on the left, ciples, saying unto them, Go into in thy kingdom. But Jesus an- the village over against you, and swered and said, Ye know not straightway ye shall find an ass what ye ask. Are ye able to drink tied, and a colt with her: loose of the cup that I shall drink of, them, and bring them unto me. and to be baptized with the bap- And if any man say oughıt unto tism that I am baptized with ? you, ye shall say, The Lord hath They say unto him, We are able. need of them; and straightway he
; And he saith unto them, Ye shall will send them. All this was done, drink indeed of my cup, and be that it might be fulfilled which baptized with the baptism that I was spoken by the prophet, sayye have
ing, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, swered and said unto them, VeBehold, thy King cometh unto rily I say unto you,
If thee, meek, and sitting upon an
faith, and doubt not, ye shall not ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. only do this which is done to the And the disciples went, and did fig tree, but also if ye shall say as Jesus commanded them, and unto this mountain, Be thou rebrought the ass, and the colt, and moved, and be thou cast into the put on them their clothes, and sea; it shall be done. And all they set him thereon. And a very things, whatsoever ye shall ask in great multitude spread their gar- prayer, believing, ye shall receive. ments in the way; others cut And when he was come into the down branches from the trees, and temple, the chief priests and the strawed them in the way. And the elders of the people came unto multitudes that went before, and him as he was teaching, and said, that followed, cried, saying, Ho- By what authority, doest thou sanna to the son of David : Bless- these things ? and who gave thee ed is he that cometh in the name this authority? And Jesus anof the Lord; Hosanna in the high- swered and said unto them, I also est. And when he was come into will ask you one thing, which if Jerusalem, all the city was mov- ye tell me, I in like wise will tell ed, saying, Who is this? And the you by what authority I do these multitude said, This is Jesus the things. The baptism of John, prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. whence was it ? from heaven, or And Jesus went into the temple of men ? And they reasoned with of God, and cast out all them that themselves, saying, If we shall say, sold and bought in the temple, From heaven; he will say unto us, and overthrew the tables of the Why did ye not then believe him? moneychangers, and the seats of But if we shall say, of men; we them that sold doves, and said fear the people ; for all hold John unto them, It is written, My as a prophet. And they answered house shall be called the house of Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. prayer; but ye have made it a And he said unto them, Neither den of thieves. And the blind and tell I you by what authority I do the lame came to him in the tem- these things. But what think ye? ple; and he healed them. And A certain man had two sons; and when the chief priests and scribes he came to the first, and said, saw the wonderful things that he Son, go work to day in my vinedid, and the children crying in yard. He answered and said, I the temple, and saying, Hosanna will not: but afterward he reto the son of David; they were pented, and went. And he came sore displeased, and said unto to the second, and said likewise. him, Hearest thou what these And he answered and said, I go, say? And Jesus saith unto them, sir : and went not. Whether of Yea; have ye never read, Out of them twain did the will of his fathe mouth of babes and sucklings ther? They say unto him, The thou hast perfected praise? And first. Jesus saith unto them, Vehe left them, and went out of the rily I say unto you, That the pubcity into Bethany; and he lodged licans and the harlots go into the there. Now in the morning as he kingdom of God before you. For returned into the city, he hunger- John came unto you in the way ed. And when he saw a fig tree of righteousness, and ye believed in the way, he came to it, and him not: but the publicans and found nothing thereon, but leaves the harlots believed him: and ye, only, and said unto it, Let no when ye had seen it, repented not fruit grow on thee henceforward afterward, that ye might believe for ever. And presently the fig him. Hear another parable: There tree withered away. And when was a certain householder, which the disciples saw it, they marvel planted a vineyard, and hedged it led, saying, How soon is the fig round about, and digged a winetree withered away! Jesus an- press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and | ing, Tell them which are bidden, went into a far country: and when Behold, I have prepared my dinthe time of the fruit drew near, ner: my oxen and my fatlings are he sent his servants to the hus- killed, and all things are ready: bandmen, that they might receive come unto the marriage. But they the fruits of it. And the husband- made light of it, and went their men took his servants, and beat ways, one to his farm, another to one, and killed another, and ston- his nerchandise : and the remed another. Again, he sent other nant took his servants, and enservants more than the first: and
treated them spitefully, and slew they did unto them likewise. But them. But when the king heard last of all he sent unto them his thereof, he was wroth: and he son, saying, They will reverence sent forth his armies, and destroy. my son. But when the husband- ed those murderers, and burned men saw the son, they said among up their city. Then saith he to his themselves, This is the heir ; come, servants, The wedding is ready, let us kill him, and let us seize on but they which were bidden were his inheritance. And they caught not worthy. Go ye therefore into him, and cast him out of the vine. the highways, and as many as ye yard, and slew him. When the shall find, bid to the marriage. lord' therefore of the vineyard So those servants went out into cometh, what will he do unto the highways, and gathered toge. those husbandmen? They say un- ther all as many as they found, to him, He will miserably destroy both bad and good: and the wedthose wicked men, and will let out ding was furnished with guests. his vineyard unto other husband- And when the king came in to see men, which shall render him the
the guests, he saw there a man fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith which had not on a wedding garunto them, Did ve never read in ment: and he saith unto him, the scriptures, The stone which Friend, how camest thou in hithe builders rejected, the same is ther not having a wedding garbecome the head of the corner: ment? And he was speechless. this is the Lord's doing, and it is Then said the king to the sermarvellous in our eyes? There- vants, Bind him hand and foot, fore say I unto you, The kingdom and take him away, and cast him of God shall be taken from you, into outer darkness; there shall and given to a nation bringing be weeping and gnashing of teeth. forth the fruits thereof. And who- For many are called, but few are soever shall fall on this stone shall chosen. Then went the Pharisees, be broken : but on whomsoever it and took counsel how they might shall fall, it will grind him to pow- entangle him in his talk. And der. And when the chief priests they sent out unto him their disand Pharisees had heard his para- ciples with the Herodians, saybles, they perceived that he spake ing, Master, we know that thou of them. But when they sought art true, and teachest the way to lay hands on him, they feared of God in truth, neither carest the multitude, because they took thou for any man: for thou rehim for a prophet.
gardest not the person of men. CHAP. XXII.
Tell us therefore, What think
est thou? Is it lawful to give triJan. 24, May 24, Sept. 21.
bute unto Cæsar, or not? But ND Jesus answered and spake Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, The kingdom of heaven | hypocrites ? Shew me the tribute is like unto a certain king, which money. And they brought unto made a marriage for his son, and him a penny. And he saith unto sent forth his servants to call them them, Whose is this image and that were bidden to the wedding : superscription? They say unto and they would not come. Again, him, Cæsar's. Then saith he unto he sent forth other servants, say. them, Render therefore unto Cæ
sar the things which are Cæsar's; them, How then doth David in and unto God the things that are spirit call him Lord, saying, The God's. When they had heard these LORD said unto my Lord, sit thou words, they marvelled, and left on my right hand, till I make him, and went their way. The thine enemies thy footstool? If same day came to him the Sad- David then call him Lord, how ducees, which say that there is no is he his son? And no man was resurrection, and asked him, say- able to answer him a word, neiing, Master, Moses said, If a man ther durst any man from that day die, having no children, his bro- forth ask him any more questions. ther shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
CHAP. XXIII. Now there were with us seven brethren : and the first, when he
Jan. 26, May 25, Sept. 22. had married a wife, deceased, and, THEN spake Jesus to the mul
unto titude, and , his brother: likewise the second saying, The scribes and the Phaalso, and the third, unto the se- risees sit in Moses' seat: all thereventh. And last of all the woman fore whatsoever they bid you obdied also. Therefore in the resur- serve, that observe and do; but rection whose wife shall she be of do not ye after their works : for the seven? for they all had her. they say, and do not. For they Jesus answered and said unto bind heavy burdens and grievous them, Ye do err, not knowing the to be borne, and lay them on men's scriptures, nor the power of God. shoulders; but they themselves will For in the resurrection they nei- not move them with one of their ther marry, nor are given in mar- fingers. But all their works they riage, but are as the angels of do for to be seen of men : they God in heaven. But as touching make broad their phylacteries, the resurrection of the dead, have and enlarge the borders of their ye not read that which was spoken garments, and love the uppermost unto you by God, saying, I am rooms at feasts, and the chief seats the God of Abraham, and the in the synagogues, and greetings God of Isaac, and the God of Ja- in the markets, and to be called cob? God is not the God of the of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be dead, but of the living. And when not ye called Rabbi: for one is the multitude heard this, they were your Master, even Christ; and all astonished at his doctrine. But ye are brethren. And call no man when the Pharisees had heard your father upon the earth: for that he had put the Sadducees to one is your Father, which is in silence, they were gathered toge- heaven. Neither be ye called masther. Then one of them, which ters: for one is your Master, even was a lawyer, asked him a ques. Christ. But he that is greatest tion, tempting him, and saying, among you shall be your servant. Master, which is the great com
And whosoever shall exalt himself mandment in the law? Jesus said shall be abased; and he that shall unto him, Thou shalt love the humble himself shall be exalted. Lord thy God with all thy heart, But woe unto you, scribes and and with all thy soul, and with all Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye shut thy mind. This is the first and up the kingdom of heaven against great commandment. And the se- men: for ye neither go in yourcond is like unto it, Thou shalt selves, neither suffer ye them that love thy neighbour as thyself. On are entering to go in. Woe unto these two commandments hang all you, scribes and Pharisees, hypothe law and the prophets. While crites! for ye devour widows' the Pharisees were gathered toge- houses, and for a pretence make ther, Jesus asked them, saying, long prayer : therefore ye shall What think ye of Christ? whose receive the greater damnation. son is he? They say unto him, Woe unto you, scribes and PhaThe son of David. He saith unto risees, hypocrites ! for ye compass