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in the temple, and saying, « Hosanna* to the son of 16 David;" they were moved with indignation; and said

unto him, “ Hearest thou what these say?" And Jesus saith unto them, “Yes. Have ye never read, “Out of

the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected 17 praise ?'” And he left them, and went out of the city to

Bethany; and lodged there. 18 Now in the morning, as he was returning to the city, 19 he hungered. And when he saw a fig-tree on the way

side, he came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves only, and saith unto it, “Let no fruit grow on thee hereafter for ever.” And forthwith the fig-tree withered

And when the disciples saw it, they wondered, saying, “How soon hath the fig-tree withered away !" 21 Then Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say

unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do what hath been done to the fig-tree, but even if ye

shall say to this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou 22 cast into the sea,' it shall be done. And all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

” 23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief

priests and the elders of the people came near to him as

he was teaching, and said, " By what authority doest thou 24 these things ? and who gave thee this authority ?" And Jesus answered and said unto them, “ I also will ask

you one thing; which if ye tell me, I also will tell you by

; 25 what authority I do these things. Whence was the bap

tism by John ? from heavent, or from men?'” And they reasoned with themselves, saying, “ If we say, · From

heaven;' he will say unto us, "Why then did ye not be26 lieve him?' But if we say, • From men;" we fear the 27 people: for all account John as a prophet.” And they

answered Jesus, and said, • We know not.” He also
said unto them, “Neither do I tell you by what authority
I do these things.
* Save pow, N.

† See Luke xx. 4, md the note there.

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“ But what think ye? A certain man had two sons ; and he came to the first, and said, 'Son, go work this 29 day in [my] vineyard.' And he answered and said, “I

will not;' but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he came to the other, and said in like manner. And 31 he answered and said, 'I go, Sir;' and went not. Which

of the two did the will of his father ?” They say unto him, “ The first.” Jesus saith unto them, “Verily I say

unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go before 92 you into the kingdom of God. For John came to you in

the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him. And ye, when ye had seen i!, changed not your minds afterward, so as to

believe him. S3 “ Hear another parable: There was a certain householder

who planted a vineyard, and put an hedge about it, and

digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out 34 to husbandmen, and went into another country. And

when the season of the fruit drew near, he sent his ser

vants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the 35 fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and

beat one, and killed another, and cast stones at another. 36 Again he sent other servants more than the first : and they 37 did to them in like manner. But last of all, he sent unto

them his son, saying, " They will reverence my son.' 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among

themselves, · This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and 39 let us seize on his inheritance.' So they took him, and 40 cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When

therefore the owner of the vineyard cometh, what will he 41 do to those husbandmen ?” They say unto him, “ He will

wretchedly destroy those wretched men, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render bim

the fruits in their seasons." 42 Jesus saith unto them, “ Have ye never read in the

scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, is be

come the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord's 43 doing, and it is wonderful in our eyes?' Therefore I

say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from

you, and given to a people bringing forth ils proper fruits. 44 And whosoever falleth on this stone will be broken by it:

but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will crush him to 45 pieces.” And when the chief priests and Pharisees had

heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 46 But when they sought to apprehend him, they feared the

multitudes, because they accounted him as a prophet. Ch. xxu. Upon this Jesus spake to them again in parables, 2 saying, “ The kingdom of heaven is like a king, who 3 made a marriage-feast for his son ; and sent his servants

to call those who were invited to the marriage-feast: but A they would not come. Again he sent other servants, say

ing, · Tell those that are invited, Behold, I have pre

pared my dinner; mine oxen and fatlings are killed, and 5 all things are ready; come to the marriage-feast. But

they made light of it, and went away, one to his farm; 6 and another to his merchandise : and the rest took his

servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 But when that king heard of it, he was angry; and sent

his armies, and destroyed those murtherers, and burned 8 their city. Then he saith to his servants, · The mar

riage-feast is ready, but those who were called were not 9 worthy. Go therefore into the branches of the ways, and 10 as many as ye find call to the marriage-feast.' So those

servants went out into the ways, and gathered together

all as many as they found, both bad and good; and the 11 marriage-feast was filled with guests. And when the king

came in to see the guests, he beheld there a man who had 12 not on a marriage-garment; and saith to him, · Friend,

how camest thou in hither, not having a marriage-gar13 ment?' And he was put to silence. Then saith the king

to the servants, · Bind him hand and foot, [and take him away,] and put him forth into the outer darkness : there

14 will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.' For many are

called, but few chosen." 15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they 16 might ensnare him in discourse. And they send to him

their disciples with the Herodians, saying, “ Teacher *, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in

truth, and carest not for any man: for thou regardest not 17 the person of men. Tell us, therefore, what thinkest thou? 18 Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not ?" But Jesus

knew their maliciousness, and said, “Why do ye try me, 19 ye hypocrites ? Show me the tribute-money.” And they 20 brought to him a denarius. And he saith unto them, 21 “Whose is this image and inscription ?" They say unto

him, “Cesar's." Then saith he unto them, “ Render

therefore unto Cesar, the things which are Cesar's; and 22 unto God, the things which are God's.” And when they heard this, they wondered, and left him, and went away.

On that day the Sadducees came near to him, who 24 say that there is no resurrection; and asked him, say

ing, “ Teacher*, Moses hath commanded, If a man die,

having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, 25 and raise up offspring to his brother. Now there were

with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had mar

ried a wife, died #: and, having no offspring, left his wife 26 to his brother. In like manner the second also, and the 27 third, to the seven. And last of all the woman also died. 29 At the resurrection, therefore, whose wife will she be of 29 the seven ? for they all had her." Then Jesus answered

and said unto them, “Ye err, not knowing the scriptures, 30 nor the power of God. For at the resurrection persons

neiiher marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the

angels of God in heaven. 31 “ But concerning the resurrection of the dead, Have 32 ye not read that which God spake unto you, saying, I

am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the

* Newcome's margin. Master, N. See W.

+ Newcome's margia, deceased : N.

God of Jacob? God is not a God of the dead, but of the 33 living*.” And when the multitudes heard this, they were

amazed at his doctrine. 34 But when the Pharisees heard that he had put the Sad

ducees to silence, they were gathered together for the 35 same purposet. Then one of them, who was a teacher

of the law, asked him a question, trying him, and say36 ing, “ Master, which is the great commandment in the 37 law ?” And Jesus said unto him, “Thou shalt love the

. Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, 38 and with all thy mind. This is the first and great com39 mandment. And the second is like it; - Thou shalt love 40 thy neighbour as thyself.' On these two commandments

depend all the law and the prophets." 41 Now while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus 42 asked them, saying, What think ye of Christ? whose

son is he?” They say unto him, The son of David." 43 He saith unto them, “ How then doth David by the spirit

, 44 call him Lord, saying, “Jehovah said to my Lord, Sit

thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy 45 footstool ?' If David then call him Lord, how is lie 46 his son ?” And no man was able to answer him a word;

por durst any man from that day ask him any further

question. Ch. xx111. Then spake Jesus to the multitudes, and to his dis2 ciples, saying, “ The scribes and the Pharisees sit in the 3 seat of Moses: all things therefore whatsoever they com

mand you to observe, observe and do ; but do not ac4 cording to their works: for they say, and do not. For

they bind heavy burthens, [and hard to be borne,] and

lay them on the shoulders of men: but they themselves 5 will not move them with their own finger. And all their

works they do in order to be seen by men ; and make

broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their 6 garments, and love the chief place at feasts, and the chief

*i.e. in the view and decree of God. See Luke xx, 38, note. + w. in the same place, N.

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