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Children blessed. S. Mark. The danger of riches. your heart he wrote you this Why callest thou me good ? there precept:

is none good but one, that is, 6 But from the beginning of the God. creation God made them male and 19 Thou knowest the comfemale.

mandments, Do not commitadul7 For this cause shall a man tery, Do not kill, Do not steal, leave his father and mother, and Do not bear false witness, Decleave to his wife;

fraud not, Honour thy father and 8 And they twain shall be one mother. flesh: so then they are no more 20 And he answered, and said twain, but one flesh.

unto him, Master, all these have 9 What, therefore, God hath I observed from my youth. joined together, let no man put 21 Then Jesus beholding him, asunder.

loved him, and said unto him, 10 And in the house his disci. One thing thou lackest : go thy ples asked him again of the same way, sell whatsoever thou hast, matter.

and give to the poor, and thou 11 And he saith unto them, shalt have treasure in heaven : Whosoever shall put away his and come, take up the cross, and wife, and marry another, com- follow me. mitteth adultery against her. 22 And he was sad at that

say12 And if a woman shail put ing, and went away grieved: for away her husband, and be marri- he had great possessions. ed to another, she committeth 23 And Jesus looked round aclultery.

about, and saith unto his disci13 91 And they brought young ples, How harılly shall they that children to him, that he should have riches eriter into the kingtouch them and bis disciples dom of God! rebuked those that brought them. 24 And the disciples were asto

14. But when Jesus saw it, he nished at his words. But Jesus was much displeased, and said answereth again, and saith unto unto them, Suffer the little chil-them, Children, how hard is it dren to come unto me, and forbid for them that trust in riches to them not: for of such is the enter into the kingdom of God! kingdom of God.

25 It is easier for a camel to go 15 Verily I say unto you, Who-through the eye of a needle, than soever shall not receive the king- for a rich man to enter into the dom of God as a little child, he kingdom of God. shall not enter therein.

26 And they were astonished 16 And he took them up in his out of measure, saying among arms, put his hands upon them, theinselves, Who then can be and blessed them.

saved ? 17 And, when he was gone 27 And Jesus, looking upon forth into the way, there came them, saith, With men it is imone running, and kneeled to him, possible, but not with God : for and asked him, Good Master, with God all things are possible. what shall I do that I may inherit! 28 | Then Peter began to say eternal life?

Junto him, Lo, we have left all, 18 And Jesus said unto him, and have followed thee.

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Christ's death foretold. Chap. x.

Blind Bartimeus. 29 And Jesus answered, and ye drink of the cup that I drink said, Verily I say unto you, Thereof? and be baptized with the bapis no man that hath left house, or tism that I am baptized with ? brethren, or sisters, or father, or 39 And they say unto him, We mother, or wife, or children, or can.

And Jesus said unto them, lands, for my sake and the gos- Ye shall indeed drink of the cup pel's,

that I drink of; and with the ban. 30 But he shall receive an hun-tism that I am baptized withal dred-fold now in this time, hou- shall ye be baptized : ses, and brethren, and sisters, 40 But to sit on my right hand, and mothers, and children, and and on my left hand, is not mine to lands, with persecutions; and in give; but it shall be given to them the world to come eternal life. for whom it is prepared.

31 But many that are first, shall 41 And when the ten heard it, be last; and the last first. they began to be much displease:

32 1 And they were in the way with James and John. going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus 42 But Jesus called them to went before them: and they were him, and saith unto them, Ye amazed; and, as they followed, know that they which areaccountthey were afraid. And he tooked to rule over the Gentiles, exagain the twelve, and began to ercise lordship over them; and tell them what things should hap- their great ones exercise authopen unto him,

rity upon them. 33 Saying, Behold, we go up 43 But so shall it not be among to Jerusalem; and the Son of man you : but whosoever will be great shall be delivered unto the chief among you, shall be your minispriests, and unto the scribes; and ter: they shall condemn him to death, 44 And whosoever of you will and shall deliver him to the Gen-be the chiefest, shall be servant tiles :

of all. 34 And they shall mock him, 45 For even the Son of man and shall scourge him, and shall came not to be ministered unto, spit upon him, and shall kill him; but to minister, and to give his and the third day he shall rise life a ransom for many. again.

46 TAnd they came to Jericho: 35 1 And James and John, the and as he went out of Jericho with sons of Zebedee, come unto him, his disciples, and a great number saying, Master, we would that of people, blind Bartimeus, the thou shouldest do for us whatsoe- son of Timeus, sat by the highver we shall desire.

way-side begging. 36 And he said unto them, 47 And, when he heard that it What would ye that I should do was Jesus of Nazareth, he began for you?

to cry out, and say, Jesus, thout 37 They said unto him, Grant son of David, have mercy on me, unto us that we may sit, one on 48 And many charged him that thy right hand, and the other on he should hold his peace : but he thy lelt hand, in thy glory. cried the more a great deal, TCOIL

38 But Jesus said unto them, son of David, have mercy on Ye know not what ye ask : can/me.

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Christ enters ferusalem. S. Mark. The fruitless fig-tree. 49 And Jesus stood still, and 8. And many spread their garcommanded him to be called. ments in the way; and others cut And they call the blind man, say- down branches off the trees, and ing unto him, Be of good com- strawed them in the way. fort, rise; he calleth thee. 9 And they that went before,

50 And he casting away his and they that followed, cried, saygarment, rose, and came to Jesus. sing, Hosanna ; blessed is hé that

51 And Jesus answered, and cometh in the name of the Lord : said unto him, What wilt thou 10 Blessed be the kingdom of that I should do unto thee? The Jour father David, that cometh in blind man said unto him, Lord, the name of the Lord: Hosanna that I might receive my sight. in the highest

52 And Jesus said unto him, 11 And Jesus entered into Je. Go thy way; thy faith hath made rusalem, and into the temple: thee whole. And immediately and when he had looked round he received his sight, and follow-about upon all things, and now ed Jesus in the way.

the even-tide was come,

he went CHAP XI.

out unto Bethany with the twelve. Cbrist rideth into Jerusalem, 12 1 And on the morrow, when ND when they came nigh they were come from Bethany, he

to Jerusalem, unto Beth- was hungry : page and Bethany, at the mount 13 And seeing a fig tree afar of Olives, he sendeth forth two off, having leaves, he came, if of his disciples,

happily he might find any thing 2 And saith unto them, go your thereon : and, when he came to way into the village over against it, he found nothing but leaves ; you; and, as soon as ye be enter-for the time of figs was not yet. ed into it, ye shall find a colt tied, 14 And Jesus answered, and whereon never man sat; loose said unto it, 'No man eat fruit of him, and bring bin,

thee hereafter for ever, And his 3 And if any man say unto you, disciples heard it. Why do ye this? say ye, that the 15 1 And they come to JeruLord hath need of him; and salemand Jesus went into the straightway he will send him hi-temple, and began to castout them ther.

that sold and bought in the tem4 And they went their way, ple, and overthrew the tables of and found the colt tied by the ihe money-changers, and the door without, in a place where seats of them that sold doves; two ways met; and they loose 16 And would not suffer that hiin.

any man should carry any vessel 5 Andcertain of them that stood through the temple. there, said unto them, What do 17 And he taught, saying unto ye loosing the colt?

them, Is it not written, My house 6 And they said unto them even shall be called of all nations the as Jesus had commanded : and house of prayer? but ye have they let them go.

made it a den of thieves. 7 And they brought the colt to 18 And the scribes and chief Jesus, and cast their garments on priests heard it, and sought how him ; and he sat upon him. they might destroy him : for they

hę shall have whatsoever he saith: A themhe began to speak unto

Parable of the

Chap. xii.

vineyara. feared him, because all the people. 30 The baptism of John, was it was astonished at his doctrine. from heaven, or of men? answer

19 And when even was come, me. he went out of the city.

31 And they reasoned with 20 I And in the morning, as themselves, saying, If we shall they passed by, they saw the fig- say, From heaven; he will say, tree dried up from the roots. Why then did ye not believe · 21 And Peter, calling to re- him? membrance, saith unto him, Mas- 32 But if we shall say, Of men; ter, behold, the fig-tree which they feared the people: for all men thou cursedst is withered away. counted John, that he was a pro

22 And Jesus, answering saith phet indeed. unto them, Have faith in God. 33 And they answered, and said

23 For verily I say unto you, unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And That whosoever shall say unto this Jesus, answering saith unto them, mountain, Be thou removed, and Neither do I tell you by what aube thou cast into the sea; and thority I do these things. shall not doubt in his heart, but CHAP. XII. shall believe that those things! The parable of the vineyard. which he saith shall come to pass;

24 Therefore, I say unto you, man planted a vineyard, and set What things soever ye desire an hedge about it, and digged a when ye pray, believe that ye re- place for the wine-fat, and built a ceive them, and ye shall have tower, and let it out to husbandthem.

men, and went into a far country. 25 And when ye stand praying, 2 And at the season he sent to forgive, if ye have ought against the husbandmen a servant, that he any; that your Father also which might receive from the husbandis in heaven may forgive you your men of the fruit of the vineyard. trespasses,

3 And they caught him, and 26 But if ye do not forgive, beat him, and sent him away neither will your Father which is empty. in heaven forgive your tres- 4 And again he sent unto them passes.

another servant; and at him they 27 | And they come again to cast stones, and wounded him in Jerusalem : and, as he was walk-the head, and sent him away ing in the temple, there come to shamefully handled. him the chief prièsts, and the 5 And again he sent another ; scribes, and the elders,

and him they killed, and many 28 And say unto him, By what others; beating some, and killing authority doest thou these things ? some. and who gave thee this authority 6 Having yet, therefore, one to do these things?

son, his well-beloved, he sent 29 And Jesus answered, and him also last unto them, saying, said unto them, I will also ask of They will reverence my son. you one question, and answer me, 7 But those husbandmen said and I will tell you by what autho-among themselves, This is the rity I do these things.

their; come, let us kill him, and Of paying tribute. S. Mark. The Sadducees confuted. the inheritance shall be ours./resurrection; and they asked him,

8 And they took him, and kill- saying, ed him, and cast him out of the 19 Master, Moses wrote unto vineyard.

us, If a man's brother die, and 9 What shall, therefore, the leave his wife behind him, and lord of the vineyard do? he will leave no children, that his brother come and destroy the husband should take his wife, and raise men, and will give the vineyard up seed unto his brother. .unto others.

20 Now, there were seven breth10 And have ye not read this ren: and the first took a wife, scripture, The stone which the and dying, left no seed. builders rejected is become the 21 And the second took her, head of the corner:

and died; neither left he any seed : 11 This was the Lord's doing, and the third likewise. and it is marvellous in our eyes : 22 And the seven had her, and

12 And they sought to lay hold left no seed : last of all the woman on him, but feared the people; died also. for they knew that he had spoken 23 In the resurrection, there. the parable against them : and fore, when they shall rise, whose they left him, and went their wife shall she be of them ? for the way.

seven had her to wife, 13 And they send unto him 24 And Jesus, answering, said certain of the Pharisees, and of unto them, Do ye not therefore the Herodians, to catch him in err, because ye know not the bis words.

scriptures, neither the power of 14 And, when they were come, God? they say unto him, Master, we 25 For, whenthey shallrise from know that thou art true, and carest the dead, they neither marry, nor for no man; for thou regardest are given in marriage ; but are as not the person of men, but teach the angels which are in heaven. est the way of God in truth : Is it 26 And as touching the dead, ļawful to give tribute to Cesar, or that they rise : have ye not read not?

in the book of Moses, how in the 15 Shall we give, or shall we bush God spake unto him, saynot give ? But he, knowing their ing, I am the God of Abraham, hypocrisy, said unto them, Why and the God of Isaac, and the tempt ye me? bring me a penny, God of Jacob ? that I may see it.

27 He is not the God of the 16 And they brought it. And dead, but the God of the living: he saith unto them, Whose is ye, therefore, do greatly err. this image and superscription ? 28 And one of the scribes And they said unto him, Cesar's. came, and having heard them

17 And Jesus, ans ering, said reasoning together, and perceivụnto them, Render to Cesar theling that he had answered them things that are Cesar's, and to well, asked him, Which is the God the things that are God's, first commandment of all ? And they marvelled at him. 29 And Jesus answered him,

18 1 Then come unto him the The first of all the commandSadducees, which say there is nolients is, Hear, O Israel ; The

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