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all that I have is thine. 32 But | tion than the sons of light. 9 And I tell you, Make to yourselves friends of the uncertain riches; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into aionian habitations.

it was right that we should be joyful and glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; [and] [was] lost, and is found." "

CH. XVI. 1 AND Jesus said also to his disciples, "There was a certain rich man that had a steward; who was accused to him as having wasted his estate. 2 And having called him, he said to him,How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of [thy] stewardship: for thou canst be no longer steward.' 3 Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my master taketh away from me the stewardship: I cannot dig, and I am ashamed to beg. 4 I am resolved what to do; that, when I am put out of the stew ardship, I may be received into their houses.'

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13"No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold to the one, and dispise the other. Ye cannot serve God and riches."

14 AND the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all 5" So he called to him every these things; and they scoffed one of his master's debtors, and at him. 15 And he said to said to the first, How much them, "Ye are they who justiowest thou to my master?" 6 fy yourselves before men; but And he said, 'An hundred ves- God knoweth your hearts: for sels of oil.' And he said to him, that which is admired by men, 'Receive back thy bill, and sit-is an abomination in the sight ting down quickly, write fifty.' of God. 7 Then he said to another, 'And how much owest thou?' And he said, 'A hundred measures of wheat.' And he said to him, 'Receive back thy bill, and write eighty.'

16 "The law and the prophets were until John: from that time the kingdom of God is preached, and every one presseth into it. 17 But it is easier for heaven and earth to

8"And his master commend-pass away, than that one tittle ed the unjust steward, be- of the law should fail. cause he had done prudently: 18" Whosoever putteth away for the sons of this age are his wife, and marrieth another, more prudent in their genera- committeth adultery: and [who

"He commended the prudence of the expedient; though he could not but condemn its dis honesty." Newcome.

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29" Abraham said to him; They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.' 30 And he said, 'Nay, father Abraham: but if one go to them from the dead, they will reform.' 31 Then Abraham said to him, 'If they hear not Moses and the prophets, nei

22 "And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was car-ther will they be persuaded, ried by the angels into Abra- though one should arise from ham's bosomt. The rich man the dead." " also died and was buried. 23 And in hades, he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and beheld Abraham at a distance, and Lazarus in the folds of his mantle 24 And crying out, he said, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am pained in this flame.'

25" But Abraham said, 'Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime received thy good things, and Lazarus in like manner evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art pained. 26 And, be sides all this, between us and you a great gulf is fixed: so that they who would go over from, hence to you, are not able; nor can they pass over to us, who would come from thence.'

CH. XVII. 1 THEN he said to his disciples, "It is impossible to prevent entirely the coming of offences: but alas for him through whom they come! 2 It were better for him that an upper

millstone were hanged about his neck, and he were cast into the sea, than that he should entice to sin one of these little ones. 3 Take heed, therefore, to yourselves.

"[Now] if thy brother trespass [against thee,] rebuke him: and, if he repent, forgive him. 4 And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again, saying, I repent;' thou shalt forgive him."

5 And the apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith." 6 And the Lord said, "If ye

* Επιθυμεω, from επι in, and θυμος the mind. "With an Infinitive following. To be content or glad, to esteem it a great matter." Parkhurst.

+"To recline there at a heavenly banquet. See John xiii. 25. The circumstances mentioned in ver. 23, 24, are ornaments of the parable, which are not to be understood literally." Newcome. Tors nor wors, being plural, cannot refer to Abraham's bosom. See Parkhurst.

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nine? 18 Have none returned to give glory to God, except this alien?" 19 Then he said to him," Arise, depart: thy faith. hath restored thee."

had faith as a grain of mustard said, "Were there not ten seed, ye might say to this sy-cleansed? but where are the camore tree, 'Be thou rooted up, and be thou planted in the sea ;" and it would obey you. 7 "But which of you, having a servant ploughing, or feeding cattle, will immediately say to 20 NOW having been asked him on his return from the by the Pharisees, when the field, Go, and place thyself at reign of God was to commence, meat?" 8 and will not rather he answered them and said, say to him, 'Make ready where-"The reign of God is not ushon I may sup, and gird thyself, ered in with parade; 21 Nor and serve me, whilst I eat and shall they say, lo, here! or lo, drink; and afterward thou there! for, behold the reign of mayest eat and drink ?' 9 Doth God is within you." he thank that servant, because he did the things commanded? | I suppose not.

10" So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all that is commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: [for] we have done only what we ought to have done.""

11 AND it came to pass, as Jesus journeyed to Jerusalem, he went through Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, there approached him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off: 13 and they lifted up their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have pity on us." 14 And, when he saw them, he said to them, "Go, show yourselves to the priests." And as they were going, they were cleansed.

15 And one of them, seeing that he was cured, turned back, with a loud voice glorifying God; 16 and fell on his face at the feet of Jesus, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan. 17 And Jesus answering,

22 Then he said to the disciples, "The days will come when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and will not behold it. 23 But when they say to you, 'Lo, here! [or,] Lo, there: go not after them, nor follow them. 24 For as the flash of lightning shineth in an instant from one extremity under heaven, to the other, so will the Son of man be in his day. 25 But first he must suffer many things, and be rejected by this generation.

26 "And as it was in the days of Noah, so will it be also in the days of the Son of man. 27 They ate, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage; until the day when Noah entered into the ark; and the flood came, and destroyed them all. 28 In like manner also, as it was in the days of Lot: they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built : 29 but on the day when Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brim

stone from heaven, and destroyed them all: 30 thus it will be, in the day when the Son of man shall be revealed.

31 "In that day, whoever shall be on the house-top, and his goods in the house, let him not come down to take them away; and, in like manner, let not him that is in the field turn back. 32 Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose it; and whoever shall lose his life, shall preserve it. 34 I tell you, in that night two men will be on one bed; one will be taken, and the other left. 35 Two women will be grinding together; one will be taken, and the other left." 36 And they answering, said to him, "Where, Master?" and he said to them, "Where the carcase is, there the eagles will be gathered together."

CH. XVIII. 1 And he spake also a parable to them, to show that they ought to pray continually, and not to be weary: 2 saying, "In a certain city there was a judge, who feared not God, nor regarded man: 3 and there was a widow in that city; who came to him, saying, 'Obtain justice for me from mine adversary.' 4 And he would not for a time: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; 5 yet, because this widow troubleth me, I will do her justice; lest by her continual coming she weary me.' 6 And the Lord


said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.' 7 And will not God obtain justice for his chosen, who are crying to him day and night? and will he be slow in their cause? 8 I tell you, he will speedily* do them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, will he indeed find this faith in the land?"


9 AND he spake [also] this parable, to some who trusted in themselves, that they righteous, and despised others: 10 "Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. 11 The Pharisee stood by himself, and prayed thus:

God, I thank thee that I am not as other men, oppressors, unjust, adulterers; or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice in the week; I pay tithes of all that I possess.'

13" But the publican, standing at a distance, would not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote [upon] his breast, saying,

God be merciful to me a sinner.' 14 I tell you, This man went down to his house† justified, rather than that: for every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”

15 AND some brought to him infants also, that he might touch them: but the disciples seeing it, rebuked them. 16 But Jesus calling them to him, said, "Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom

"By the destruction which the Romans will bring on the Jewish nation, before the presen race of men passes away. The beginning of this chapter is therefore connected with the close of the foregoing." Newcome.

† i. e. from the temple.

of God. 17 Verily I tell you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he can by no means enter therein."

18 AND a certain ruler asked him, saying, "Good Master,

I tell you, there is no one that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the sake of the kingdom of God, 30, who shall not receive much more in this present time; and in the coming age aionian life."

what shall I do to inherit aionian life?" 19 and Jesus said to him, "Why callest thou me good? there is none good, but one, that is God. 20 Thou knowest the commandments, 'Do not commit adultery: Do no murder: Do not steal: Do not bear false witness: Honoured up to the Gentiles, and dethy father and [thy] mother."" 21 And he said, "All these things, I have kept from my youth."

31 THEN he assembled the twelve; and said to them, "Behold we are going up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets will be accomplished in the Son of man. 32 For he will be deliver

rided, and will be shamefully treated, and spit on: 33 and he will be scourged and killed; but the third day he will be raised from the dead." 34 And they understood none of these things: and this matter was hidden from them, and they knew not the things which were spoken.

22 And Jesus hearing these words, said to him, "Still thou needest one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute to the poor; and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me." 23 But on his hear-that, as he drew near to Jeriing this, he was much grieved: for he was very rich.

24 And Jesus perceiving that he was much grieved, said, "With what difficulty will those that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25 It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." 26 And those that heard it said, "Who then can be saved?" 27 But he said, "The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God."

28 THEN Peter said, "Lo, we have left all, and followed thee." 29 And he said to them, "Verily

35 NOW it came to pass,

cho, a certain blind man sat by the way-side begging; 36 and hearing the crowd passing by, he enquired what it meant. 37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was going by. 38 | And he cried out, saying, "Jesus, thou son of David, have pity on me." 39 And those who went before rebuked him, that he might keep silence: but he called out much more, "Thou son of David, have pity on me."

40 Then Jesus stood still, and commanded the man to be brought to him: and, when he was nigh, he asked him, 41 saying, "What desirest thou that I should do for thee?" And

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