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CHAP. what is thine and go thy way. I them. But let it not be SO CHA?. XX. choose to give unto this last even among you, but whosoever desir15 as unto thee. May I not do what cth to be greatest among you, let
I will with my own. Art thou en-him be your minister; and whoso-27
vious because I am bountiful?" ever desireth to be chief among
as the son of man came not to be
s twelve disciples privately on the many.
way, and said unto them, “ Behold And as they were going from 29 13 we are going up to Jerusalem, and Jericho, a great multitude accom- Jesus cures
the son of man will be delivered up panied him. And behold! two
to the chief priests and scribes, who blind men sitting by the road,
ver him up to the Gentiles to mock, passing by, cried out, “ Have pity
and the third day hewill rise again.” And the multitude charged them to 31
20 Then the mother of the sons of keep silence, but they cried the Answers Zebedee came to him, together more, saying, "Have pity on us, Salome, and cautions will
ons with her sons, doing him obeisance, Sir, thou son of David.” And Je- 32 his disciples and asking something of him. And sus stopt, and called them, and said, against he said unto her, “What dost" What do you wish me to do for ambition.
thou desire ?” She saith unto you?” They say unto him, 33
hand, and the other on the left in them, and touched their eyes, and
swered, addressing himself to the sight, and they went with him.
riding on 23 Then he saith unto them, “ Yeing unto them, “Go into that an ass.
will indeed drink of my cup; but to village over against you, and imme- 2
any one say ought unto you, tell
Jesus called them to him, and said, of the prophet, saying, “ Tell ye 5
* Thus the Gentiles will be first, and the pression, for suffering death or affliction: Jews who will reject the gospel, because its 3 The usual substitute for the horse in benefits are proposed to the Gentiles will Judea. Exod. xx. 17. and on which mabe last.
gistrates, and those of the royal household • To drink of a cup is a figurative ex- I formerly rode. Judg. v. 10...
CHAP. foal of an ass.” And the disci-| them, and went out of the city to CHAP. XXI.
ples went and did as Jesus com- Bethany, and lodged there. 7 manded them; and brought the As he was returning to the city 18 ass and colt, and put on one of early in the morning, he was hun- Causes a then their clothes and set him gry, and seeing a fig-tree by the
wither on 8 thereon. And the greater part of road, he went to it, and found no- account of
the multitude spread their gar- thing upon it but leaves. Upon its unfruit. ments in the road, and others cut which he saith to it, “ Let no fruit fulness,
down branches from the trees, and I grow on thee henceforward for 9 strewed them in the road. And ever ;” and immediately it withered the multitudes that went before and away. And when the disciples 20 behind, kept crying out, “ 2 Ho-saw it, they were amazed, and said, sanna to the son of David ! " How soon hath the fig-tree wiblessed is he that cometh in the thered away!” Jesus answered, 21.
name of the Lord ! Hosanna in " Verily I say unto you, if ye have 10 the highest heavens.” And when faith and doubt not, ye shall not
he was come into Jerusalem, the only do what hath been done to
whole city was moved, saying, the fig-tree, but even if ye say to 11 “Who is this?” And the multi-this mountain, “Be thou removed
tudes said, " This is the prophet, and cast into the sea,' it shall be
Jesus of Nazareth in Galilee.”. done. And whatsoever ye shall ask 22
12 And Jesus went into the temple in prayer with faith, yeshall receive." Drives the of God, and drove out all that were. And when he was come into the 23 buyers and sellers out
selling and buying in the temple, temple, the chief priests and elders Refuses to of the and overthrew the tables of the of the people came to him as he
Horect answer temple. money-changers, and the seats of was teaching, and said, “By what to those
13 those that sold doves, and saith authority doest thou these things, who asked sa. Ivi. 7. unto them, “ It is written, « This and who gave thee this authority?".
wthority by what due
1 thority be house of mine shall be a house of Jesus answered, “I will ask you acted. prayer, but ye have made it a den one thing, which if ye tell me, I of robbers'.'"
will also tell you by what authority 14 And blind and lame people came I do these things. Whence was 25 Replies to to him in the temple, and he re- tlie baptism by John ? from heathe chief priests.
stored them. But when the chief ven, or from men?” And they
priests and scribes saw the wonders reasoned with themselves, saying, 15 which he did, and those who were If we say, "From heaven,' he with him, crying in the temple, will say, 5 Why then did ye not
Hosanna to the son of David,' believe him? But if we say, 26
they were moved with indignation, From men,' we are afraid of the 16 and said unto him, “ Dost thou multitude ; for all hold John as a
hear what they say?" And Jesus prophet.” And they answered Jesus, 27
of babcs and sucklings thou hast you by what authority I do these VII. 2.
prepared praise'.” And he left things,
I The colt.
tles to work them. The promises here
5 The Jews might have known from what
- Faith in the power of God to work mi- Jesus acted, if they had been candid and im. racles, and his readiness to assist the apos- partial,
the two sons.
Femmever read unto then
Verile Jesusy unto Bures
CHAP. « But what think ye? A cer. Imen? He will miserably destroy CHAP XXI.
le tain man had two sons, and he those wicked men, and will let out i Parable of came to the first and said, Son, the vineyard to other husbandmen
go work to-day in my vineyard.') who will render him the fruits in 29 And he answered, I will not;' their seasons." When the people
but afterwards he changed his mind, heard this, they said, “ May no Luke 30 and went. And he came to the such thing come to pass.”
other, and said so to him. And And Jesus saith unto them, 42
he answered, I will, Sir,' but went “ Haye ye never read in the scrip- Danger of 31 not: which of these two did the tures, The stone which the
Christo will of his father ?” They say unto builders rejected is become the head him, “ The first.” Jesus saith of the corner. This was the unto them, “ Verily I say unto Lord's doing, and it is wonderful you, the taxgatherers and harlots go in our eyes. And whosoever shall 44 :
before you into the kingdom of fall on this stone will be broken,
profess to walk in righteousness, will grind him to powder.” And 45
| lay hold on him, they feared the 33 Hear another parable. A cer-I multitudes, because they regarded • Parable of tain householder planted a vine- him as a prophet. the vineWoodete our yard, and put a fence about it, and Jesus spake to them again in CHA! to hus- dug a wine-vat in it, and built a parables, saying ; “ The kingdom bandmen. tower, and let it out to husband of heaven is like a king, who made Parable of
da king wha 34 men, and went from home. And a marriage-feast for his son, and made a feast
when the fruit-season was at hand, | sent his servants to call them who at the mar
he sent his servants to the husband who had been invited to the feast, riage of his 35 men to receive his fruit. And the and they would not come. Again . • husbandmen took his servants, and he sent other servants, saying, tell
beat one, and threw stones at an- | them who were invited, ' Behold! 36 other, and killed another. Again I have - prepared my dinner ; my · he sent other servants more ho- oxen and fatted beasts are killed, nourable than the first, and they and all things are ready ; come to
did unto them in the same manner. the feast.' But they made light of 5 i 37 Last of all he sent unto them his it, and went away, one to his farm
son, saying, “They will reverence and another to his merchandize,
men saw the son, they said among vants, and ill-treated them, and
come, let us kill him, and seize his of it, he was enraged, and resolved
and cast him out of the vineyard those murderers, and burn up their
the owner of the vineyard cometh, vants, ' The feast is ready, but they
! As the effects are less dreadful when a those who now reject my preaching will man falls on a large stone, than when the be inferior to that which I shall inflict on stone falls on him, so the punishment of your nation by the Romans.
CHAP, worthy: go ye therefore into the “ Cesars." Then saith he unto CHAP.
vants went out into the roads, and and unto God the things which
found, both bad and good, and the this, they wondered ; and left him 11 feast was filled with guests. Now, and went away.
when the king came in to see the The same day came to him the 23 guests, he beheld there a man who Sadducees, who say, there is no Another by
had not on a wedding-garment; resurrection, and questioned him, the Sa Į 12 and he said to him, "Friend, how saying, “ Master, Moses said, “If a
eamest thou in hither without a a man die without children, his
wedding-garment?' And he could brother shalt marry his wife, and
said the king to his servants, Now there were with us seven 25
outer darkness, there will be wife to his brother. In like manner 26
For many are called, but few the seven. Last of all the woman 27
died also. At the resurrection, 28
by questions. And her ?” Jesus answered them; “ Ye 29 Sees and they sent out to him their disciples deceive yourselves, not considering Herodians: with the* Herodians, saying, “Mas- the scriptures, and the power of
ter, we know that thou art true, God. For at the resurrection 30
for thou regardest not the person angels of God in heaven.'
thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tion of the dead, have ye not read Argument 18 tribute to Cesar, or not?" But that which God spake unto you,
ou, in favour Jesus knowing their malice, said, saying, I am the God of Abra of a resur
“ Why do ye try me, ye hypocrites? ham, and the God of Isaac, and rection. 19 Show me the tribute-money." the God of Jacob? God is not a
And they brought to him a dena- | God of the dead, but of the liv-
“ Whose is this image and this in- heard this, they were astonished at
* This guest was inexcusably guilty of ance.
life. He would be ashamed to be called
their God, if he had not prepared for them a Few are objects, of God's final accept' a continuing city.
hom ingce son is he?" un saith unto kingaor in yourselves, no es
CHAP.. When the Pharisees heard that , do to be seen by men ; they make CHAP. XXI. he had silenced the Sadducees, broad their phylacteries, and en
XXII. A third they came together for the same large the borders of their garments, question by
by purpose of making trial of him. and love the first place at feasts, 6
w *** Then one of them, a teacher and the first seats in the synagogues,
of the law, asked this question : and salutations in the streets, and 7
saith unto him, " Thou shalt love you called "Teacher;' for one is
heart, and with all thy soul, and call no man your father on earth;
first and great commandment. heaven, and ye are all brethren.
- Thou shalt love thy neighbour as your leader, even Christ. But let 11
ments depend all the law and the vant. For whosoever exalteth 12
himself shall be brought low, and
stron ing, “What think ye of the Christ? 16 Alas! for you scribes and Pha-13 to them which they whose son is he?” They say unto risees, hypocrites ! for ye shut the Laments could not him, “ David's." He saith unto kingdom of heaven against men; ye
y practices answer them, " Why then doth David in go not in yourselves, nor suffer of the
the spirit of prophecy call him those who are going in to enter. Pharisees ;
44 Lord, saying, “Jehovah said to Alas! for you scribes and Phari- 15 Psalm cx.1. my Lord, sit thou on my right- sees, hypocrites! for ye traverse
hand till I make thy enemies sea and land to gain one proselyte,
David calleth him Lord, how more deceitful than yourselves.
man was able to answer him a who say, whosoever sweareth by
is bound by the oath. Ye blind 17 CHAP.
Then said Jesus to the multi- and foolish men! which is greater? XXIII.
tudes and to his disciples, “ The the gold, or the temple which renInstructs scribes and Pharisees sit in the seat ders the gold sacred? And who-18 ples to ob
Line of Moses; whatsoever therefore they soever swears by the altar, it is noServe the bid you observe that is ugreeable thing; but whosoever sweareth by good doc. to the law of God, observe and do, the gift upon it, is bound by the Pharisees,
of the but do ye not according to their oath. Ye blind and foolish men !
but refuse to touch them with a altar, sweareth not only by it, but
1 Jesus was the son of David, by natural Lord of Lords.