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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
CH. XIX. 1 AND Jesus enter-noble birth went into a far coun
ed Jericho, and passed through it. 2 And, behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, who was a chief of the publicans; and he was rich. 3 And he sought to see what kind of person Jesus was: but he could not, because of the crowd; for he was low of stature. 4 So he ran on-saying, 'We are not willing that ward, and climbed up into a this man should reign over us.' sycamore tree to see him for he was about to pass that way.
try to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. 13 And he called ten of his servants, and delivered to them ten pounds, and said to them, Traffic with these till I come.' 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent an embassy after him,
15 "And it came to pass, when he was returned, having received 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.
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."*
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 :' (Though they said to him 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 shoul reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me." 28 And having spoken thus, he went before his disciples up to Jerusalem.
do ye loose it?" thus ye shall say to him, The Master hath need of it." "
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
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
did ye not believe him? 6 But
5 And they reasoned together amongst themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From heaven,' he will say, 'why [then]
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 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 this authority?" 3 And he answering, said to them, "I also will ask you [one] word; and
14" But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned amongst themselves, saying, This is the heir: [come,] let
tell me, 4 Was the baptismus kill him, that the inheritance
may be ours.' 15 So driving
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.
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
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 marriage: 36 nor indeed can they 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
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 perceiving 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.
"For all live to him. Who regards the future resurrection as if it were present. Who calleth
hast spoken well." 40 And after that, they durst not ask him any further question..
41 Then he said to them, "How do they say that Christ [is] the Son of David? 42 and yet David himself saith in the 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
those things that are not, as though they were. Pearce. So, Rom. vi. 11: to God signifies, in the
be left one stone upon another, which will not be thrown down." 7 And they asked him, saying, "Teacher, but when will these things be? and what will be the sign when these things are about to be accomplished?"
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. 16 And ye will be delivered up, both by parents, and brethren, and kindred, and friends and
Rom. iv. 17. See Beza, Grotius and Bishop counsel and purpose of God." Newcome.