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things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps
which thou hast sucked.
But he said, Yea, rather blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.
And when the people were gathered thick together, be began to say, This is an evil generation : they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it but the sign of Jonas the Prophet.
For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation. The queen of the southʻshall rise
south up in the judgement with the men of this generation, and condemn them : for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and behold, a greater than Solomon is here.
The men of Nineveh shall rise up in the judgement with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.
CHAPTER LXXV. Jesus dines with the Pharisees the second time. AND as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.
Queen of Sheba.
And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.
And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup, and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.
Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without, make that which is within also ?
But rather give alms of such things as ye have ; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. But woe unto you, Pharisees ! for ye
tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgement and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Woe unto you, Pharisees ! for ye love the upperinost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us also.
And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers ! for ye lade men with burdens grievous, to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.
Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.
Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers : for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.
· Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute;
That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;
From the blood of Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: Verily I say unto it shall be required of this generation.
Woe unto you, lawyers ! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things;
Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.
The parable of the rich glutton. In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trod one upon another,
One of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me.
And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?
And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.
And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits ?
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.
But God said unto him, Thou fool! this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall these things be, which thou hast provided ?
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
· Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning;
Ard ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him immediately.
Blessed are those servants whom the lord, when he cometh, shall find watching: verily I say unto you, That he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them.
And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.
And this know, that if the good man of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be
ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.
Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all ?
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing.
Of a truth I say unto you, That he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the men-servants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.