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he said, "Master, that I may receive my sight." 42 And Jesus said to him, "Receive thy sight; thy faith hath restored thee." 43 And forthwith he received sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, seeing it, gave praise to God.

seek and to save that which was lost.'


11 AND while they heard these things, he proceeded to speak a parable; because he was near Jerusalem, and because the people thought that the reign of God would immediately commence. 12 He said therefore, "A certain man of

and sent an embassy after him, saying, 'We are not willing that this man should reign over us.'

CH. XIX. 1 AND Jesus enter-noble birth went into a far couned Jericho, and passed through try to receive for himself a it. 2 And, behold, there was a kingdom, and to return. 13 man named Zaccheus, who was And he called ten of his sera chief of the publicans; and vants, and delivered to them he was rich. 3 And he sought ten pounds, and said to them, to see what kind of person Je-Traffic with these till I come.” sus was: but he could not, be-14 But his citizens hated him, cause of the crowd; for he was low of stature. 4 So he ran onward, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him for he was about to pass that way. 5 And Jesus looking up as he came to the place, saw him, and said to him, "Zaccheus, hasten down for to-day I must abide at thy house." 6 And he hastened down; and received him joyfully. 7 And all seeing this, murmured, saying, "He is gone in, to be guest with a sinner."*

15 "And it came to pass, when he was returned, having re|ceived the kingdom, that he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him; that he might know how much every one had gained by traffic.

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16"Then the first came, saying, Sir, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.' 17 And his master said to him, Well done, 8 But Zaccheus standing thou good servant : because forth, said to the Lord, "Be- thou hast been faithful in a hold, Master, the half of my very little, have thou authority goods I will give to the poor; over ten cities.' 18 And the and if in any thing I have wrong-second came, saying, "Sir, ed any one, I will restore four-thy pound hath produced five fold." 9 And Jesus said to him, pounds.' 19 And he said to him "This day salvation is come likewise, Be thou also over to this house; inasmuch as he five cities.' 20 And another also is a son of Abraham. 10 came, saying, 'Sir, behold, here For the Son of man is come to is thy pound, which I have kept

* a sinner, i. e. a gentile: in opposition to which he is called by Jesus, ver. 9, a son of Abraham, in consequence of his conversion.

laid up in a napkin : 21 for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that which thou didst not lay down, and reapest that which thou didst not sow.'

22 "[Then] his master said to him, 'Out of thine own mouth I will judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that which I laid not down, and reaping that which I did not Sow. 23 Why then gavest not thou my money to [the] bankers; that at my coming I might have obtained mine own with interest?' 24 And he said to those who stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds: 25 (Though they said to him Sir, he hath ten pounds already:') 26 For I tell you, To every one that hath improved, shall be given; but from him that hath not improved, even that which he hath shall be taken away.


27" But those mine enemies, who are not willing that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me." 28 And having spoken thus, he went before his disciples up to Jerusalem.

29 AND it came to pass, as he drew near to Bethphagé and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, that he sent two of his disciples, 30 saying, "Go into the village over against you; in which, as ye enter, ye will find a colt tied, whereon no man hath ever sat; loose it, and bring it hither. 31 And if any one ask you, 'Why

do ye loose it ? thus ye shall say to him, The Master hath need of it.""

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32 And those that were sent departed, and found as he had said to them. 33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, Why loose ye the colt?" 34 And they said, "The Master hath need of it." And they brought it to Jesus; 35 and threw their mantles upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. 36 And as he went, they spread their mantles under him, in the way.

37 And as he now drew near to the city, at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice, and to praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works which they had seen; 38 saying, "Blessed be the King who cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest."

39 Then some of the Pharisees, from among the multitude, said to him, "Teacher, rebuke thy disciples." 40 And he answering, said to them, "I tell you, If these should keep silence, the stones would soon cry out."

41 And as he drew near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 saying, "O that thou hadst known, at least in this [thy] day, the things which belong to thy peace! But now they are hidden from thine eyes. 43 For the days will come upon thee, in which thine enemies will cast a trench about thee, and

compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, 44 and lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee: and will not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation."

45 AND entering into the temple, he began to drive out those who sold [and those who bought therein;] 46 saying to them, "It is written, My house is the house of prayer;' but ye have made it a den of robbers." 47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chiefpriests, and the scribes, and the chief of the people, sought to destroy him; 48 but could not find how they might effect it for all the people were very attentive in hearing him.

did ye not believe him? 6 But if we say, 'From men ;' all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet." 7 And they answered, that they knew not whence it was. 8 And Jesus said to them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things."

9 Then he began to speak this parable to the people: "A man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country, for a long time. 10 And at the proper season, he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they might give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

11 "And he proceeded to send another servant: and they beat him also, and treated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. 12 And he proceeded to send a third: and they wounded him also, and drove him out. 13 Then said the owner of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; [on seeing him] they will surely reverence him.3

CH. XX. 1 AND it came to pass, that, on one of [those] days, as he was teaching the people in the temple, and preaching glad tidings, the chief-priests, and the scribes, with the elders, suddenly came upon him; 2 and spake to him, saying, "Tell us, by what authority thou dost these things? or who is he that gave thee 14" But when the husbandthis authority?" 3 And he an- men saw him, they reasoned swering, said to them, "I also amongst themselves, saying, will ask you [one] word; and This is the heir: [come,] let tell me, 4 Was the baptismus kill him, that the inheritance of John from heaven*, or from may be ours.' 15 So driving him out of the vineyard, they killed him. What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do to them? 16 he will come and destroy these husbandmen,

men?" "

5 And they reasoned together amongst themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'why [then]

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Observe here, that "coming from heaven" signifies not local descent, but being of divine authority. See Matt. xxi. 25; Mark xi. 30.

and will give the vineyard to others." And hearing it, they said, "Be this far from us." 17 But looking on them, he said, "What then is this which is written, 'The stone which the builders rejected, is become the head of the corner?' 18 Whosoever falleth on that stone will be broken to pieces: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder."

19 And in that very hour, the chief-priests and scribes sought to lay hands on him, but feared the people for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

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27 Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, came to him; and they asked him, 28 saying, "Teacher, Moses hath written to us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die childless; that his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring to his brother.' 29 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless. 30 And the second took the same wife; and he died childless. 31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also left no children, and died. 32 [And] last [of all,] the woman died also. 33 In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of them will she be? for she had been the wife of the seven."

34 And Jesus answering, said to them, "The sons of this age marry, and are given in marriage: 35 but those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in mar

20 AND they watched him, and sent spies who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his words, to deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, saying, "Teacher, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly, and respectest not persons, but teachest the way of God in truth: 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Cesar, or not?" 23 But per-riage: 36 nor indeed can they ceiving their craftiness, he said to them, [" Why do you try me?] 24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription hath it ?" And they answering, said, "Cesar's." 25 Then he said to them, "Render therefore the things of Cesar, to Cesar; and the things of God, to God." 26 And they could not take hold of his words before the people and wondering at his answer, they kept silence.

die any more: for they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

37"Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, by calling the Lord, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him."*

39 Then some of the scribes answering, said, "Teacher, thou

* "For all live to him. Who regards the future resurrection as if it were present. Who calleth

hast spoken well." 40 And af- | be left one stone upon another, ter that, they durst not ask him which will not be thrown down." any further question.. 7 And they asked him, saying,

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41 Then he said to them," Teacher, but when will these "How do they say that Christ things be? and what will be the [is] the Son of David? 42 and sign when these things are yet David himself saith in the about to be accomplished?" book of psalms, Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 43 till I make thine enemies thy footstool.' 44 David therefore calleth him Lord: how is he then his son?"

45 Then, in the hearing of all the people, he said to his disciples, 46 "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in robes, and love salutations in the market places, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the chief places at feasts: 47 who devour the substance of widows; and for a show, make long prayers: these will receive a heavier condemnation."

CH. XXI. 1 AND looking, he saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw a certain poor widow [also,] casting in thither, two mites. 3 And he said, "I tell you truly, that this poor widow hath cast in more than all. 4 For all these, from their abundance, have cast in unto the of ferings of God: but she, from her penury, hath cast in all the substance which she had."

5 AND as some spake of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones, and gifts, he said, 6"As for these things which ye behold, the days will come in which there will not

8 And he said, "Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the Christ; and the time approacheth: go not therefore after them. 9 And when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified : for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not immediately." 10 Then he said to them, "Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: 11 and there will be great earthquakes in many places, and famines, and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.


12 "But previous to all these things men will lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons; being brought before kings and rulers, on account of my name. 13 And this will befall you, for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in hearts, not to meditate, before, what defence ye shall make. 15 For I will give you utterance and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to gainsay or resist. And ye will be delivered up, both by parents, and brethren, and kindred, and friends



those things that are not, as though they were. Rom. iv. 17. See Beza, Grotius and Bishop Pearce. So, Rom. vi. 11: to God signifies, in the counsel and purpose of God." Newcome.

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