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the wicked husbandmen.

The parable of the marriage. 38 But when the husband

CHAP. XXII. men saw the son, they said The marriage of the king's son. among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, spake unto them again by and let us seize on his inheri- parables and said, tance.

2 The kingdom of heaven is 39 And they caught him, like unto a certain king, which and cast him out of the vineyard, made a marriage for his son, and slew him.

3 And sent forth his servants 40 When the Lord, therefore, to call them that were bidden of the vineyard cometh, what to the wedding: and they will he do unto those husband-would not come. men?

4 Again, he sent forth other 41 They say unto him, He servants, saying, Tell them which will miserably destroy those are bidden, Behold, I have prewicked men, and will let out pared my dinner; my oxen and his vineyard unto other husband- my fatlings are killed, and all men, which shall render him things are ready: come unto the fruits in their seasons.

the marriage. 42 Jesus saith unto them, 5 But they made lightof it, and Did ye never read in the scrip- went their ways, one to his farm, tures, The stone which the and another to his merchandize: builders rejected, the same is

is 6 And the remnant took his become the head of the corner: servants, and entreated them this is the Lord's doing, and it spitefully, and slew them. is marvellous in our eyes? 7 But when the king heard

43 Therefore say I unto you, thereof, he was wroth: and he The kingdom of God shall be sent forth his armies, and detaken from you, and given to stroyed those murderers, and a nation bringing forth the burned up their city. fruits thereof.

8 Then saith he to his ser44 And whosoever shall fall vants, The wedding is ready, on this stone shall be broken: but they which were bidden but on whomsoever it shall fall, were not worthy. it will grind him to powder. 9 Go ye, therefore, into the

45 And when the chief priests highways; and as many as ye and Pharisees had heard his shall find, bid to the marriage. parables, they perceived that he 10 So those servants went out spake of them.

into the highways, and gathered 46 But when they sought to together all, as many as they lay hands on him, they feared found, both bad and good: and the multitude, because they the wedding was furnished with took him for a prophet. guests.


Of paying tribute.

The Sadducees confuted. 11 And when the king came Cesar’s, and unto God the things in to see the guests, he saw that are God's. there a man which had not on 22 When they had heard a wedding garment:

these words, they marvelled, and 12 And he saith unto him, left him, and went their way. Friend, how camest thou in 23 | The same day came to hither, not having a wedding him the Sadducees, which say garment? And he was speechless. that there is no resurrection,

13 Then said the king to the and asked him, servants, Bind him hand and

24 Saying, Master, Moses foot, and take him away, and said, If a man die, having no cast him into outer darkness; children, his brother shall marry there shall be weeping and his wife, and raise up seed unto gnashing of teeth.

his brother. 14 For many are called, but 25 Now there were with us few are chosen.

seven brethren: and the first, 15 Then went the Phari- when he had married a wife, sees, and took counsel how they deceased, and, having no issue, might entangle him in his talk. left his wife unto his brother: 16 And they sent out unto

26 Likewise the second also, him their disciples with the and the third unto the seventh. Herodians, saying, Master, we 27 And last of all the woman know that thou art true, and died also. teachest the way of God in 28 Therefore, in the resurrectruth, neither carest thou for tion, whose wife shall she be of any man; for thou regardest the seven? for they all had her. not the person of men.

29 Jesus answered and said 17 Tell us therefore, What unto them, Ye do err, not thinkest thou? Is it lawful to knowing the scriptures, nor the give tribute unto Cesar, or not? power of God.

18 But Jesus perceived their 30 For in the resurrection wickedness, and said, Why they neither marry, nor are tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? given in marriage, but are as

19 Shew me the tribute the angels of God in heaven. money

And they brought 31 But as touching the resurunto him a penny.

rection of the dead, have ye not 20 And he saith unto them, read that which was spoken unto Whose is this image and super- you by God, saying, scription?

32 I am the God of Abra21 They say unto him, ham, and the God of Isaac, Cesar's. Then saith he unto and the God of Jacob? God is them, Render therefore unto not the God of the dead, but of Cesar the things which are the living.


The chief commandments. CHAP. XXIII. Christ reproveth the Scribes, &c. 33 And when the multitude

CHAP. XXIII. heard this, they were astonished Scribes and Pharisees reproved. at his doctrine.

WHEN spake Jesus to the 34 | But when the Pharisees multitude, and to his dishad heard that he had put the ciples, Sadducees to silence, they were 2 Saying, The scribes and the gathered together.

Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 35 Then one of them, which 3 All, therefore, whatsoever was a lawyer, asked him a ques- they bid you observe, that obtion, tempting him, and saying, serve and do ; but do not ye

36 Master, which is the great after their works: for they say, commandment in the law? and do not.

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou 4 For they bind heavy burshalt love the Lord thy God dens, and grievous to be borne, with all thy heart, and with all and lay them on men's shoulders; thy soul, and with all thy mind. but they themselves will not

38 This is the first and great move them with one of their commandment.

fingers. 39 And the second is like 5 But all their works they do unto it, Thou shalt love thy for to be seen of men: they neighbour as thyself.

make broad their phylacteries, 40 On these two command and enlarge the borders of their ments hang all the law and the garments, prophets.

6 And love the uppermost 41 While the Pharisees rooms at feasts, and the chief were gathered together, Jesus seats in the synagogues, asked them,

7 And greetings in the mar42 Saying, What think ye of kets, and to be called of men, Christ? whose son is he? They Rabbi, Rabbi. say unto him, The son of David.

8 But be not ye called Rabbi: 43 He saith unto them, How for one is your Master, even then doth David in spirit call Christ; and all ye are brethren. him Lord? saying,

9 And call no man your

fa44 The LORD said unto my ther upon the earth: for one is Lord, Sit thou on my right your Father, which is in heaven. hand, till I make thine enemies 10 Neither be ye called masthy footstool.

ters: for one is your Master, 45 If David then call him even Christ. Lord, how is he his son?

11 But he that is greatest 46 And no man was able to among you shall be your seranswer him a word; neither vant. durst any man, from that day 12 And whosoever shall exalt forth, ask him any more questions. himself shall be abased; and he ye shut

Christ reproveth the blindness MATTHEW,

and hypocrisy of that shall humble himself shall the temple, sweareth by it, and be exalted.

by him that dwelleth therein. 13 But woe unto you, scribes 22 And he that shall swear and Pharisees, hypocrites! for by heaven, sweareth by the

up the kingdom of hea- throne of God, and by him ven against men: for ye neither that sitteth thereon. go in yourselves, neither suffer 23 Woe unto you, scribes and ye them that are entering to Pharisees, hypocrites ! forye pay go in.

tithe of mint, and anise, and 14 Woe unto you, scribes cummin, and have omitted the and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for weightier matters of the law, ye devour widows' houses, and judgement, mercy, and faith : for a pretence make long prayer: these ought ye to have done, and therefore ye shall receive the not to leave the other undone. greater damnation.

24 Ye blind guides ! which 15 Woe unto you, scribes strain at a gnat, and swallow and Pharisees, hypocrites! for a camel. ye compass sea and land to 25 Woe unto you, 'scribes make one proselyte; and when and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye he is made, ye make him two- make clean the outside of thecup fold more the child of hell than and of the platter, but within they yourselves.

are full of extortion and excess. 16 Woe unto you, ye blind 26 Thou blind Pharisee ! guides! which say, Whosoever cleanse first that which is within shall swear by the temple, it is the cup and platter, that the outnothing; but whosoever shall side of them may be clean also. swear by the gold of the tem- 27 Woe unto you, scribes ple, he is a debtor.

and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye 17 Ye fools, and blind! for are like unto whited sepulchres, whether is greater, the gold, or which indeed appear beautiful the temple that sanctifieth the outward, but are within full of gold?

dead men's bones, and of all 18 And, Whosoever shall uncleanness. swear by the altar, it is nothing; 28 Even so ye also outwardly but whosoever sweareth by the appear righteous unto men, but gift that is upon it, he is guilty. within ye are full of hypocrisy

19 Ye fools, and blind ! for and iniquity. whether is greater, the gift, or the 29 Woe unto you, scribes altar that sanctifieth the gift? and Pharisees, hypocrites! be

20 Whoso, therefore, shall cause ye build the tombs of the swear by the altar, sweareth by prophets, and garnish the sepulit, and by all things thereon. chres of the righteous,

21 And whoso shall swear by 30 And say, If we had been in


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the Scribes and Pharisees. CHAP. XXIV. Jerusalem's destruction foretold. the days of our fathers, we would

CHAP. XXIV. not have been partakers with Destruction of the temple foretold. themin the blood of the prophets. ND Jesus went out, and

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses departed from the temple: unto yourselves, that ye are the and his disciples came to him, children of them which killed for to shew him the buildings the prophets.

of the temple. 32 Fill ye up then the mea- 2 And Jesus said unto them, sure of your fathers.

See ye not all these things? 33 Ye serpents, ye generation Verily I say unto you, There of vipers! how can ye escape shall not be left here one stone the damnation of hell?

upon another, that shall not be 34 Wherefore, behold, I send thrown down. unto you prophets, and wisemen, 3 And as he sat upon the and scribes: and some of them Mount of Olives, the disciples ye shall kill and crucify; and came unto him privately, saying, some of them shall ye scourge in Tell us, when shall these things your synagogues, and persecute be? and what shall be the sign them from city to city : of thy coming, and of the end

35 That upon you may come of the world? all the righteous blood shed: 4 And Jesus answered and upon the earth, from the blood said unto them, Take heed that of righteous Abel unto the no man deceive you. blood of Zacharias son of Ba- 5 For many shall come in rachias, whom ye slew between my name, saying, I am Christ; the temple and the altar. and shall deceive many.

36 Verily I say unto you, 6 And ye shall hear of wars, All these things shall come and rumours of wars: see that upon this generation.


be not troubled: for all these 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, things must come to pass, but thou that killest the prophets, the end is not yet. and stonest them which are sent 7 For nation shall rise against unto thee, how often would nation, and kingdom against I have gathered thy children kingdom: and there shall be together, even as a hen gather- famines, and pestilences, and eth her chickens under her earthquakes, in divers places. wings, and ye would not ! 8 All these are the beginning

38 Behold, your house is left of sorrows. unto you desolate.

9 Then shall they deliver

you 39 For I say unto you, Yeshall up to be afflicted, and shall kill not see me henceforth, till ye you : and ye shall be hated of shall say,Blessed is he that com- all nations for my name's sake. eth in the name of the Lord. 10 And then shall many be

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