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Chap. xix.

1 Christ healeth the sick, 3 answereth the Pharisees touching divorcement. 16 How to attain everlasting life. AND it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these sayings he departed from Galilee and came into the coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan:

2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.

3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

4 And he answered and said unto them, Haye ye not read, that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female;

5 And said, for this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and they twain shall be one flesh?

6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What, therefore, God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away


8 He saith unto them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives; but from the beginning it was not so. 9 And I say unto you, WhoSoever shall put away his wife,

and marriage.

except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery; and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

10 His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.

11 But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.

12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb; & there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men; and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

13 Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.

14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

16 ¶ And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God; but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

The young man instructed. S. Matthew. A reward promised.

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness.

19 Honour thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up; what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard that saying he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man a to enter into the kingdom of God.

25 When his disciples heard it they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?

26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

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27 ¶ Then answered Peter, and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?

28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration,b when then the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundred-fold, & shall inherit everlasting life.

30 But many that are first shall be last, and the last shall be first.c

CHAP. XX. 1 Of the labourers in the vineyard. 20 Christ teacheth his disciples to be lowly.

FOR the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a pen

al of the heart, and a holy life.

b In the regeneration, in the renew

But many who are first in regard to privileges and instruction, shall be last to embrace my religion; and many who enjoy but little light and advantage, will readily improve

a Than for a rich man, who trusts them, and be first among my disci

in his riches.


Of the labourers

Chap. xx.

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5 Again he went out about the sixth b and ninth c hour, and did likewise.

6 And about the eleventh hourd he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us.

He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

8 So when even was come,e the Lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire,f beginning from the last

unto the first.

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they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.

11 And when they had received it they murmured against the good man of the house,

12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong; didst not thou agree with me for a penny ?


14 Take that thine is, and go thy way; I will give unto this last even as unto thee.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? is thine eye evil g because I am good?

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last; for many be called, but few chosen.

17 And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and

said unto them,

18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,

19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles h to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him;

g Is thine eye evil? art thou evil? b Gentiles, in this verse means the Romans, who at this time held the land of Judea in subjection.

S. Matthew.

Zebedee's children. and the third day he shall rise again. 20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.

22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able i to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on my right hand and on my left, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

24 And when the ten heard it they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentilesj exercise dominion over

i Are ye able to drink of the cup of suffering, that I shall drink of, and to be baptized, or to endure the trials and afflictions, that I shall endure?

j The princes of the nations exercise dominion over their subjects, and

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them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

26 But it shall not be so among you; but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant :

28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered k unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

29 And as they departed from Jericho a great multitude followed him.

30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way-side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace; but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

32 And Jesus stood still and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

33 They say unto him,

they that are great, exercise authority among them, but it shall not be so among you, who are subjects of my spiritual kingdom. On the contrary, whosoever would become great among you, let him become your servant, and whosoever would be chief, let him be your slave.

k Not to be ministered unto, not to be served or waited upon, but to serve.

receive sight.

Chap. xxi. Buyers, &c. cast out.

Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

CHAP XXI. 1 Christ rideth into Jerusalem on an ass, 12 and casteth out the buyers and sellers. AND when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her; loose them, and bring them unto me.

3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them. 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass.

6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes; and they set him thereon.

8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in

the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.

9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna a to the son of David; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord;b Hosanna in the highest.

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

12 ¶ And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased,c

16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And

a Hosanna, save, we beseech thee; may God save and prosper him. b Lord, in the Hebrew Jehovah. Sore displeased, much displeased.

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