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Luke xii. 22-40. kingdom of God, and all these ed are those servants, whom things shall be added unto you.
the Lord when he cometh, 32 Fear not, little flock: for it
shall find watching: verily I is your Father's good pleasure say unto you, that he shall to give you the kingdom, gird himself, and make them 33 Sell that ye have, and give
to sit down to meat, and will alms : provide yourselves bags
come forth and serve them. which was not old, a treasure
38 And if he shall come in the in the heavens, that faileth not, second watch, or come in the where no thief approacheth,
third watch, and find them so, neither moth corrupteth. 34 For
those servants. where your treasure is, there 39 And this know, that if the will your
heart be also. 35 Let good-man of the house had your loins be girded about, and known what hour the thief your lights burning;
would come, he would have ye yourselves like unto men watched, and not have suffered that wait for their Lord, when
his house to be broken through. he will return from the wed- 40 Be ye therefore ready also : ding; that, when he cometh for the Son of man cometh at and knocketh, they may open an hour when ye think not. unto him immediately. 37 Bless
THE CHURCH EXHORTED TO WATCH.
Luke xii. 41–59. 41 Then Peter said unto him, make ruler over his household, Lord, speakest thou this para- to give them their portion of ble unto us, or even to all* ? meat in due season ? 43 Blessed 42 And the Lord said, Who is that servant, whom his lord then is that faithful and wise when he cometh shall find so steward, whom his lord shall doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto
* See Vol. Ministry, pp. 209, 210.
Luke xii. 41-59. you, that he will make him
I am come to give peace on ruler over all that he hath. earth? I tell you, Nay; but 45 But and if that servant say rather division. 52 For from in his heart, My lord delayeth henceforth there shall be five his coming; and shall begin in one house divided, three to beat the men-servants, and against two, and two against maidens, and to eat and drink, three. 53 The father shall be and to be drunken;
divided against the son, and Lord of that servant will come the son against the father ; in a day when he looketh not the mother against the daughfor him, and at an hour when ter, and the daughter against he is not aware, and will cut the mother; the mother-inhim in sunder, and will appoint law against her daughter-inhim his portion with the un- law, and the daughter-in-law believers. 47 And that servant, against her mother-in-law. which knew his lord's will, and 54 And he said also to the prepared not himself, neither people, When ye see a cloud did according to his will, shall rise out of the west, straightbe beaten with many stripes.
way ye say, There cometh a 48 But he that knew not, and shower; and so it is. did commit things worthy of when ye see the south wind stripes, shall be beaten with blow, ye say, There will be few stripes. For unto whom- heat; and it cometh to pass. soever much is given, of him 56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern shall be much required : and the face of the sky, and of the to whom men have committed earth; but how is it that ye do much, of him they will ask the not discern this time?
and why even of yourselves 49 I am come to send fire judge ye not what is right? on the earth, and what will I, 68 When thou goest with thine if it be already kindled ? 50 But adversary to the magistrate, as I have a baptism to be bap- thou art in the way, give dilitized with, and how am I gence that thou mayest be straitened till it be accom- delivered from him ; lest he plished ! 51 Suppose ye that hale thee to the judge, and the
67 Yea, Luke xii. 41-59. judge deliver thee to the officer, shalt not depart thence, till and the officer cast thee into thou hast paid the very last prison. 59 I tell thee, thou mite.
THE GALILEANS SLAIN BY PILATE.
Luke xiii. 1-9. 1 There were present at that 6 He spake also this paraseason some that told him of
ble ; A certain man had a figthe Galileans, whose blood tree planted in his vineyard ; Pilate had mingled with their and he came and sought fruit sacrifices. ? And Jesus answer- thereon, and found ing, said unto them, Suppose 7 Then said he unto the ye that these Galileans were dresser of his vineyard, Besinners above all the Galileans, hold, these three years I come because they suffered such seeking fruit on this fig-tree, things ? 31 tell you, Nay: and find none: cut it down; but, except ye repent, ye shall why cumbereth it the ground? all likewise perish. Or those 8 And he answering, said unto eighteen, upon whom the him, Lord, let it alone this tower in Siloam fell, and slew year also, till I shall dig about them, think ye that they were it, and dung it: 9 and if it sinners above all men that bear fruit, well : and if not, dwelt in Jerusalem? 5 I tell you, then after that thou shalt cut Nay: but, except ye repent, it down*. ye shall all likewise perish.
See Vol. Min., pp. 222, 223, and Vol. Min. 3d Yr. p. 317.
Mark iv. 1-9. 26-29.
Matt. xiii. 1—9. 24–30.
1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat
by the sea-side *
2 And great multitudes were gathered together unto him,
1 And he began again to teach by the sea-side ; and there was a great multitude gathered unto him,
so that he went into a ship,
and the whole multitude
stood on the shore.
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying,
so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea :
and the whole multitude was by the sea, on the land.
2 And he taught them many things by parables, and said unto them in his doctrine,
3 Hearken; Behold, there went out sower to sow : 4 And it came to pass, as
he sowed, some fell by the way-side,
Behold, a sower went forth to
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way-side,
and the fowls and the fowls of the air came and devoured them up. came and devoured it up. 5 Some fell upon stony
5 And some fell on stony places, where they had not ground, where it had not much earth : and forth with much earth ; and immediately they sprung up, because they it sprang up, because it had had no deepness of earth. no depth of earth.
* See Vol. Ministry, p. 222.