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A appointed esther seventy also,
bid them farewell, which are at tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at home at my house. And Jesus the judgment, than for you. And said unto him, No man, having thou, Capernaum, which art exput his hand to the plough, and alted to heaven, shalt be thrust looking back, is fit for the king down to hell. He that heareth dom of God.
you heareth me; and he that de
spiseth you despiseth me; and he CHAP. X.
that despiseth me despiseth him
that sent me. Feb. 27, June 27, Oct. 24.
And the seventy
returned again with joy, saying, FTER these things the Lord Lord, even the devils are subject
unto us through thy name. And and sent them two and two be- he said unto them, I beheld Safore his face into every city and tan as lightning fall from heaven. place, whither he himself would Behold, I give unto you power to come.
Therefore said he unto tread on serpents and scorpions, them. The harvest truly is great, and over all the power of the but the labourers are few: pray enemy: and nothing shall by any ye therefore the Lord of the har. means hurt you. Notwithstanding vest, that he would send forth in this rejoice not, that the spilabourers into his harvest. Go rits are subject unto you; but rayour ways: behold, I send you ther rejoice, because your names forth as lambs among wolves. are written in heaven. In that Carry neither purse, nor scrip, hour Jesus rejoiced in spirit, and nor shoes: and salute no man by said, I thank thee, O Father, the way. And into whatsoever Lord of heaven and earth, that house ye enter, first say, Peace thou hast hid these things from be to this house. And if the son the wise and prudent, and hast of peace be there, your peace revealed them unto babes: even shall rest upon it: if not, it shall so, Father; for so it seemed good turn to you again. And in the in thy sight. All things are delisame house remain, eating and vered to me of my Father: and drinking such things as they give: no man knoweth who the Son is, for the labourer is worthy of his but the Father; and who the Fahire. Go not from house to house. ther is, but the Son, and he to And into whatsoever city ye en- whom the Son will reveal him. ter, and they receive you, eat And he turned him unto his dissuch things as are set before you: ciples, and said privately, Blessed and heal the sick that are there. are the eyes which see the things in, and say unto them, The king- that ye see: for I tell you, that dom of God is come nigh unto many prophets and kings have you. But into whatsoever city ye desired to see those things which enter, and they receive you not, ye see, and have not seen them; go your ways out into the streets and to hear those things which of the same, and say, Even the ye hear, and have not heard them. very dust of your city, which And, behold, a certain lawyer cleaveth on us, we do wipe off stood up, and tempted him, sayagainst you: notwithstanding be ing, Master, what shall I do to ye sure of this, that the kingdom inherit eternal life? He said unto of God is come nigh unto you. him, What is written in the law? But I say unto you, that it shall how readest thou? And he an. be more tolerable in that day for swering said, Thou shalt love the Sodom, than for that city. Woe Lord thy God with all thy heart, unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto and with all thy soul, and with thee, Bethsaida! for if the migh- all thy strength, and with all thy ty works had been done in Tyre mind; and thy neighbour as thyand Sidon, which have been done self. And he said unto him, Thou in you, they had a great while hast answered right: this do, and ago repented, sitting in sackcloth thou shalt live. But he, willing and ashes. But it shall be more to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour? And disciples said unto him, Lord, Jesus answering said, A certain teach us to pray, as John also man went down from Jerusalem taught his disciples. And he said to Jericho, and fell among thieves, unto them, When ye pray, say, which stripped him of his rai- Our Father which art in heaven, ment, and wounded him, and de- Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingparted, leaving him half dead. dom come. Thy will be done, as And by chance there came down in heaven, so in earth. Give us a certain priest that way: and day by day our daily bread. And when he saw him, he passed by forgive us our sins; for we also on the other side. And likewise forgive every one that is indebted a Levite, when he was at the to us. And lead us not into tempplace, came and looked on him, tation; but deliver us from evil. and passed by on the other side. And he said unto them, Which But a certain Samaritan, as he of you shall have a friend, and journeyed, came where he was : shall go unto him at midnight, and when he saw him, he had
and say unto him, Friend, lend compassion on him, and went to me three loaves; for a friend of him, and bound up his wounds, mine in his journey is come to pouring in oil and wine, and set me, and I have nothing to set him on his own beast, and brought before him? And he from within him to an inn, and took care of shall answer and say, Trouble me him. And on the morrow when not: the door is now shut, and he departed, he took out two my children are with me in bed ; pence, and gave them to the host, I cannot rise and give thee. I say and said unto him, Take care of unto you, Though he will not rise him; and whatsoever thou spend- and give him, because he is his est more, when I come again, I friend, yet because of his imporwill repay thee. Which now of tunity he will rise and give him these three, thinkest thou, was as many as he needeth. And I neighbour unto him that fell a- say unto you, Ask, and it shall mong the thieves ? And he said, be given you; seek, and ye shall He that shewed mercy on him. find; knock, and it shall be openThen said Jesus unto him, Go, ed unto you. For every one that and do thou likewise. Now it asketh receiveth; and he that came to pass, as they went, that seeketh findeth; and to him that he entered into a certain village: knocketh it shall be opened. If a and a certain woman named Mar- son shall ask bread of any of you tha received him into her house. that is a father, will he give him And she had a sister called Mary, a stone? or if he ask a fish, will which also sat at Jesus' feet, and he for a fish give him a serpent? heard his word. But Martha was or if he shall ask an egg, will he cumbered about much serving, offer him a scorpion ? If ye then, and came to him, and said, Lord, being evil, know how to give good dost thou not care that my sister gifts unto your children: how hath left me to serve alone? bid much more shall your heavenly her therefore that she help me. Father give the Holy Spirit to And Jesus answered and said them that ask him? And he was unto her, Martha, Martha, thou casting out a devil, and it was art careful and troubled about dumb. And it came to pass, when many things : but one thing is devil was gone out, the dumb needful: and Mary hath chosen spake; and the people wondered. that good part, which shall not But some of them said, He castbe taken away from her.
eth out devils through Beelzebub CHAP. XI.
the chief of the devils. And others,
tempting him, sought of him a Feb. 28, June 28, Oct. 25.
sign from heaven. But he, knowND it came to pass, that, as ing their thoughts, said unto them,
Every kingdom divided against place, when he ceased, one of his itself is brought to desolation;
and a house divided against a ration, and shall condemn it: for house falleth. If Satan also be they repented at the preaching divided against himself, how shall of Jonas; and, behold, a greater his kingdom stand ? because ye than Jonas is here. No man, say that I cast out devils through when he hath lighted a candle, Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub putteth it in a secret place, neicast out devils, by whom do your ther under a bushel, but on a sons cast them out ? therefore candlestick, that they which come shall they be your judges. But in may see the light. The light if I with the finger of God cast of the body is the eye: therefore out devils, no doubt the kingdom when thine eye is single, thy whole of God is come upon you. When body also is full of light; but a strong man armed keepeth his when thine eye is evil, thy body palace, his goods are in peace: also is full of darkness. Take heed but when a stronger than he shall therefore that the light which is come upon him, and overcome in thee be not darkness. If thy him, he taketh from him all his whole body therefore be full of armour wherein he trusted, and light, having no part dark, the divideth his spoils. He that is not whole shall be full of light, as with me is against me: and he when the bright shining of a canthat gathereth not with me scat- dle doth give thee light. And as tereth. When the unclean spirit he spake, a certain Pharisee beis gone out of a man, he walketh sought him to dine with him: and through dry places, seeking rest; he went in, and sat down to meat. and finding none, he saith, I will And when the Pharisee saw it, he return unto my house whence I marvelled that he had not first came out. And when he cometh, washed before dinner. And the he findeth it swept and garnished. Lord said unto him, Now do ye Then goeth he, and taketh to him Pharisees make clean the outside seven other spirits more wicked of the cup and the platter; but than himself; and they enter in, your inward part is full of ravenand dwell there : and the last ing and wickedness. Ye fools, did state of that man is worse than not he that made that which is the first. And it came to pass, as without make that which is withhe spake these things, a certain in also ? But rather give alms of woman of the company lifted up such things as ye have; and, beher voice, and said unto him, hold, all things are clean unto Blessed is the womb that bare you. But woe unto you, Pharithee, and the paps which thou sees! for ye tithe mint and rue hast sucked. But he said, Yea and all manner of herbs, and pass rather, blessed are they that hear over judgment and the love of the word of God, and keep it. God: these ought ye to have done, And when the people were ga- and not to leave the other undone. thered thick together, he began Woe unto you, Pharisees ! for ye to say, This is an evil generation : love the uppermost seats in the they seek a sign; and there shall synagogues, and greetings in the no sign be given it, but the sign markets. Woe unto you, scribes of Jonas the prophet. For as and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye Jonas was a sign unto the Nine- are as graves which appear not, vites, so shall also the Son of man and the men that walk over them be to this generation. The queen are not aware of them. Then anof the south shall rise up in the swered one of the lawyers, and judgment with the men of this said unto him, Master, thus saygeneration, and condemn them: ing thou reproachest us also. And for she came from the utmost he said, Woe unto you also, ye parts of the earth to hear the lawyers for ye lade men with wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, burdens grievous to be borne, and a greater than Solomon is here. ye yourselves touch not the burThe men of Nineve shall rise up dens with one of your fingers. in the judgment with this gene- Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and farthings, and not one of them is your fathers killed them. Truly forgotten before God? But even ye bear witness that ye allow the the very hairs of your head are all deeds of your fathers: for thev numbered. Fear not therefore: indeed killed them, and ye build ye are of more value than many their sepulchres. Therefore also sparrows. Also I say unto you, said the wisdom of God, I will Whosoever shall confess me besend them prophets and apostles, fore men, him shall the Son of and some of them they shall slay man also confess before the angels and persecute: that the blood of of God: but he that denieth me all the prophets, which was shed before men shall be denied before from the foundation of the world, the angels of God. And whosomay be required of this genera- ever shall speak a word against tion; from the blood of Abel unto the Son of man, it shall be forthe blood of Zacharias, which pe- given him: but unto him that rished between the altar and the blasphemeth against the Holy temple: verily I say unto you, It Ghost it shall not be forgiven. shall be required of this genera- And when they bring you unto tion. Woe unto you, lawyers! the synagogues, and unto magisfor ye have taken away the key trates, and powers, take ye no of knowledge: ye entered not in thought how or what thing ye yourselves, and them that were shall answer, or what ye shall say: entering in ye hindered. And as for the Holy Ghost shall teach he said these things unto them, you in the same hour what ye the scribes and the Pharisees be- ought to say. And one of the gan to urge him vehemently, and company said unto him, Master, to provoke him to speak of many speak to my brother, that he dithings: laying wait for him, and vide the inheritance with me. seeking to catch something out of And he said unto him, Man, who his mouth, that they might ac- made me a judge or a divider cuse him.
over you? And he said unto
them, Take heed, and beware of CHAP. XII.
covetousness: for a man's life conMarch 1, June 30, Oct. 26.
sisteth not in the abundance of
the things which he possesseth. IN N the mean time, when there And he spake a parable unto
were gathered together an in- | them, saying, The ground of a numerable multitude of people, certain rich man brought forth insomuch that they trode one up- plentifully: and he thought withon another, he began to say unto in himself, saying, What shall I his disciples first of all, Beware do, because I have no room where ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, to bestow my fruits? And he said, which is hypocrisy. For there is This will I do: I will pull down nothing covered, that shall not be my barns, and build greater; and revealed; neither hid, that shall there will I bestow all my fruits not be known. Therefore what- and my goods. And I will say to soever ye have spoken in dark- my soul, Soul, thou hast much ness shall be heard in the light; goods laid up for many years; and that which ye have spoken take thine ease, eat, drink, and in the ear in closets shall be pro
But God said unto claimed upon the housetops. And him, Thou fool, this night thy I
say unto you my friends, Be not soul shall be required of thee: afraid of them that kill the body, then whose shall those things be, and after that have no more that which thou hast provided ? So is they can do. But I will forewarn he that layeth up treasure for you whom ye shall fear: Fear himself, and is not rich toward him, which after he hath killed God. And he said unto his dishath power to cast into hell; yea, ciples, Therefore I say unto you, I say unto you, Fear him. Are Take no thought for your life, not five sparrows sold for two what ye shall eat; neither for the
body, what ye shall put on. The the thief would come, he would life is more than meat, and the have watched, and not have sufbody is more than raiment. Con- fered his house to be broken sider the ravens: for they neither through. Be ye therefore ready sow nor reap; which neither have also: for the Son of man cometh storehouse nor barn; and God at an hour when ye think not. feedeth them: how much more Then Peter said unto him, Lord, are ye better than the fowls? And speakest thou this parable unto which of you with taking thought us, or even to all ? And the Lord can add to his stature one cubit ? said, Who then is that faithful If ye then be not able to do that and wise steward, whom his lord thing which is least, why take ye shall make ruler over his housethought for the rest ? Consider hold, to give them their portion of the lilies how they grow: they meat in due season? Blessed is toil not, they spin not; and yet that servant, whom his lord when I say unto you, that Solomon in he cometh shall find so doing. Of all his glory was not arrayed like a truth I say unto you, that he will one of these. If then God SO make him ruler over all that he clothe the grass, which is to day hath. But and if that servant say in the field, and to morrow is cast in his heart, My lord delayeth his into the oven; how much more coming; and shall begin to beat the will he clothe you, O ye of little menservants and maidens, and to faith? And seek not ye what ye eat and drink, and to be drunken; shall eat, or what ye shall drink, the lord of that servant will come neither be ye of doubtful mind. in a day when he looketh not for For all these things do the na- him, and at an hour when he is tions of the world seek after: and not aware, and will cut him in your Father knoweth that ye have sunder, and will appoint him his need of these things. But rather portion with the unbelievers. And seek ye the kingdom of God; and that servant, which knew his lord's all these things shall be added will, and prepared not himself, unto you. Fear not, little flock; neither did according to his will, for it is your Father's good plea- shall be beaten with many stripes. sure to give you the kingdom. But he that knew not, and did Sell that ye have, and give alms; commit things worthy of stripes, provide yourselves bags which wax shall be beaten with few stripes. not old, a treasure in the heavens For unto whomsoever much is that faileth not, where no thief given, of him shall be much reapproacheth, neither moth cor- quired: and to whom men have rupteth. For where your treasure committed much, of him they will is, there will your heart be also. ask the more. I am come to send Let your loins be girded about, fire on the earth; and what will and your lights burning; and ye I, if it be already kindled? But yourselves like unto men that wait I have a baptism to be baptized for their lord, when he will re- with; and how am I straitened turn from the wedding; that when till it be accomplished ! Suppose he cometh and knocketh, they ye that I am come to give peace may open unto him immediately. on earth? I tell you, Nay; but Blessed are those servants, whom rather division: for from hencethe lord when he cometh shall forth there shall be five in one find watching: verily I say unto house divided, three against two, you, that he shall gird himself, and two against three. The father and make them to sit down to shall be divided against the son, meat, and will come forth and and the son against the father ; serve them. And if he shall come the mother against the daughter, in the second watch, or come in and the daughter against the mothe third watch, and find them so, ther; the mother in law against blessed are those servants. And her daughter in law, and the this know, that if the goodman of daughter in law against her mothe house had known what hour ther in law. And he said also to