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and the scribes, and the elders; 28 and said to him, "By what authority dost thou these things? and who gave thee this authority, to do these things?" 29 And Jesus answering, said to them, "I will also ask you one question; now answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30 'Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men?' answer me."
31 And they reasoned amongst themselves, saying, "If we say, From heaven;' he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?' 32 But if we say, 'From men; they feared the people: for all men accounted John to be a prophet indeed. 33 And they answering, said to Jesus, "We cannot tell." And Jesus answering, said to them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things."
CH. XII. 1 And he commenced talking to them in parables, "A certain man planted a vineyard, and put a hedge about it, and digged a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen; and went into another country. 2 And, at the season, he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 But they seized him, beat him, and sent him away empty. 4 And again, he sent to them another servant and [by casting stones, they wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated. 5 And he sent another; and him they
10" Have ye not read this scripture? The stone which the builders rejected, is become the head of the corner. 11 This is the Lord's doing; and it is marvellous in our eyes." 12 And they sought to apprehend him, (but feared the multitude;) for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and leaving him, they went away.
13 THEN they sent to him some of the Pharisees, and of the Herodians, to catch him in discourse. 14 And having come, they said to him, "Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any one: for thou regardest not the persons of men, but teachest the way of God truly: Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not? shall we give, or shall we not give?"
15 But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them "Why do ye try me ? bring me a denarius, that I may see it." 16
And they brought it: and he him, saying, I am the God of said to them, "Whose is this Abraham, and the God of Isaac, image and inscription?" And and the God of Jacob?' 27 He they said to him, "Cesar's." is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Ye therefore greatly err."
28 Then one of the scribes approached, and, having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him,
18 Then the Sadducees came to him, who say that there is no resurrection; and they ask-" Which is the first commanded him, saying, 19 "Teacher, ment of all?" 29 And Jesus anMoses hath written to us: If swered him, "The first coma man's brother die, and leave mandment of all is, Hear, O behind a wife, but leave no Israel; The Lord is our God: children, that his brother should the Lord is one: 30 and thou take his wife, and raise up off-shalt love the Lord thy God spring to his brother.' 20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and, dying, left no offspring. 21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any offspring:
ith all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.' This is the first commandment. 31 And the second is like it, Thou shalt love thy neigh
22 and the third in like man-bour as thyself." There is none ner: so the seven had her, and other commandment greater left no offspring: last of all the than these." woman also died.
17 And Jesus answering, said to them, "Render to Cesar, the things of Cesar, and to God, the things of God." And they wondered at him.
25" In the resurrection,[therefore,] when they shall arise from the dead, whose wife of them will she be? for the seven had her as their wife." 24 Then Jesus answering, said to them, "Do ye not err concerning this matter, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God? 25 For when they shall arise from the dead, there will be neither marrying, nor giving in marriage: but they will be as the angels in heaven.
26 "But concerning the dead, that they shall rise, have ye not read in the book of Moses, how, at the bush, God spake to
32 And the scribe said to him, "In truth, Master, thou hast said well for there is one; and there is none other but he: 33 and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices." 34 And Jesus observing how discreetly he answered, said to him, "Thou art not far from the kingdom of God." And no one, after that, durst interrogate him.
35 Then, as Jesus was teaching in the temple, he asked
"Seest thou these great buildings? there will not be left one stone upon another, which will not be thrown down."
3 And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives, overagainst the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, asked him privately, 4 "Tell us, when will these things be? and what will be the sign, when all these things are about to be accomplished? 5 And Jesus answering them, began to say, "Take heed that no one deceive you: 6 For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am the person;' and will deceive many.
7 "But when ye shall hear of
ers: these will receive a greater punishment."
and for a show make long pray-wars, and rumours of wars, be not troubled: for these things must come to pass; but the end will not be yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be earthquakes in many places, and there will be famines [and tumults.] 9 These things are the beginnings of sorrows. But take ye heed to yourselves; for they will deliver you up to councils; and ye will be beaten in the synagogues, and ye will be brought before rulers and kings for my sake; for a testimony to them.
41 AND Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury and many who were rich put in much. 42 And a certain [poor] widow came, and put in two mites, which make a farthing. 43 And having called his disciples, he said to them, "Verily I tell you, that this poor widow hath put in more than all who have put into the treasury: 44 for all they have contributed out of their abundance: but she out of her poverty hath given all that she had, even her whole living."
10"The good tidings, however, must first be published among all nations. 11 But when they bring you and deliver you CH. XIII. 1. AND as he was up, take no anxious thought going out of the temple, one of before hand, what ye shall his disciples said to him, "Mas-speak, [nor meditate:] but whatter! see! what large stones, ever shall be suggested to you, and stately buildings!" 2 And that moment, speak: for it is Jesus answering, said to him, I not ye that speak, but the holy
spirit. 12 Now the brother will deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and children will rise up against their parents, and will cause them to be put to death. 13 And ye will be universally hated on my account; but whosoever persevereth to the end, he shall be preserved.
24" But in those days, after that affliction, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light; 25 and the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers that are in the heavens will be shaken. 26 And then they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory. 27 And 14" But when ye see the then he will send [his] messenabomination of desolation,stand-gers, and will gather together ing where it ought not, (Reader, his chosen, from the four winds, attend!) then let those that are from the extremities of heaven in Judea flee to the mountains: and earth. 15 and let not him that is on the house-top, go down into the house, nor enter, to take any thing out of his house. 16 Nor let him that is in the field, turn back to take up his mantle.
17" But alas for them that are with child, and for them that give suck in those days. 18 And pray that [your flight] be not in winter. 19 For in those days will be affliction, such as hath not been from the beginning of the creation which God created, till now; no, nor will be. 20 And unless the Lord should shorten those days, no one could be preserved: but because of the elect, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days.
21" And then, if any one say to you, Lo, here is Christ;' [or,]Lo, there;' believe it not; 22 for false Christs and false prophets will rise, and will propose signs and wonders, to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect. 23 But take ye heed: lo, I have foretold you all things.
28" But learn a parable from the fig-tree: when its branch is now tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that the summer is near: 29 so likewise when ye see these things accomplishing, know that ke is near, even at the doors. 50 Verily I tell you, This generation will not pass away, till al these things be accomplished. 31 Heaven and earth will pass away; but my words cannot pass away.
32" But of that day, or hour, none knoweth; no, not the angels in heaven, nor the Son; but the Father. 33 Take heed, watch, and pray; for ye know not when the time is.
34 As a man going abroad, on leaving his house, and giving authority to his servants, and to every one his work, commanded also the porter to watch. 35 So watch ye: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh; at evening, or at midnight, or at the cock crowing, or in the morning: 36
lest he come suddenly, and find you sleeping. 37 And what I say to you, I say to all: Watch.
CH. XIV. 1 NOW after two days, was the passover, and the feast of unleavened bread: and the chief-priests and the scribes were contriving how they might take him by stratagem, and kill him. 2 But they said, "Not during the festival; lest there be a disturbance among the people."
3 NOW on his being in Bethany, (in the house of Simon, formerly the leper,) as he was at table, a woman came, having an alabaster-box of the balsam of spikenard, which was very costly; and she brake open the box, and poured it out upon his head.
4 And there were some who felt indignation within themselves, and said, "Why is this waste of the ointment made? 5 For this balsam might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and have been given to the poor." And they murmured against her.
6 But Jesus said, "Suffer her: why do ye trouble her? She hath done a good deed toward me. 7 For ye have the poor with you always; and, whensoever ye will, ye can do them good; ye have not always. She hath done what she could 8 she hath anointed my body, before hand, for its embalming. 9 Verily I tell you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached, throughout the whole world, this also, which she hath done, shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her."
10 THEN Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went to the chiefpriests, to deliver him up to them. 11 Now on hearing this, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently deliver him up.
12 AND the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples said to him, "Where shall we go and prepare, that thou mayest eat the passover ?" 13 Then he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, "Go into the city, and a man will meet you, carrying a pitcher of water: follow him. 14 And wheresoever he shall enter in, say to the owner of the house, The Teacher saith, Where is the guest-chamber, in which I may eat the passover with my disciples ?' 15 And he will show you a large upper room, furnished [and prepared:] there make ready for us.'
16 And his disciples went, and came to the city, and found as he had told them and they made ready the passover.
17 And in the evening, he came with the twelve. 18 And as they were at table, and were eating, Jesus said, "Verily I tell you, that one of you, who is eating with me, will deliver me up." 19 And they began to be grieved, and to say to him, one by one, "Is it I ?"" [and another, "Is it I?"] 20 And he [answering,] said to them, "It is one of the twelve, who dippeth with me in the dish. 21 The Son of man goeth indeed, as it is written of him: