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S. MATTHEW. destruction of the temple. things shall come upon this generation. 19 And wo unto them that are with child,

37 0 Jerusalem. Jerusalem, thou that and to them that give suck in those days! killest the prophets, and stonest them 20 But pray ye that your flight be not which are sent unto thee, how often would in the winter, neither on the sabbath-dar: I have gathered thy children together, even 21 For then shall be great tribulation, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her such as was not since the beginning of the wings, and ye would not !

world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. 38 Behold, your house is left unto you 22 And except those days should be desolate.

shortened, there should no flesh be saved: 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see but for the elect's sake those days shall be me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed shortened. is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. 23 Then if any man shall say unto you, CHAP. XXIV.

Lo, here is Christ, or there; beliere it AND Jesus went out, and departed from not. A the temple: and his disciples came 24 For there shall arise false Christs, to him for to shew him the buildings of the and false prophets, and shall shew great temple.

signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it 2' And Jesus said unto them, See ye not were possible, they shall deceive the very all these things ? verily I say unto you, elect, There shall not be left here one stone upon 25 Behold, I have told you before. another, that shall not be thrown down. I 26 Wherefore, if they shall say unto

3 [ And as he sat upon the mount of you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not Olives, the disciples came unto him private-forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; ly, saying, Tell us, when shall these things believe it not. be ? and what shall be the sign of thy 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the coming, and of the end of the world ? cast, and shineth even unto the west; so

4 And Jesus answered and said unto shall also the coming of the Son of man them, Take heed that no man deceive you. be.

5 For many shall come in my name, 28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive will the eagles be gathered together. many.

| 29 Immediately after the tribulation of 6 And ye shall hear of wars, and ru- those days, shall the sun be darkened, mours of wars: see that ye be not troubled : and the moon shall not give her light, and for all these things must come to pass, but the stars shall fall from heaven, and the the end is not yet.

powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 7 For nation shall rise against nation, 30 And then shall appear the sign of and kingdom against kingdom: and there the Son of man in heaven: and then shall shall be famines, and pestilences, and all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they earthquakes in divers places.

shall see the Son of man coming in the 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.clouds of heaven with power and great

9 Then shall they deliver you up to be glory. afflicted, and shall kill you : and ye shall 31 And he shall send his angels with a be hated of all nations for my name's sake. great sound of a trumpet, and they shall

10 And then shall many be offended, and gather together his elect from the four shall betray one another, and shall hate one winds, from one end of heaven to the other. another.

| 32 | Now learn a parable of the tig11 And many false prophets shall rise, tree; When his branch is yet tender, and and shall deceive many.

putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer 12 And because iniquity shall abound, is nigh: the love of many shall wax cold.

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all 13 But he that shall endure unto the these things, know that it is near, even at end, the same shall be saved.

the doors. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall 34 Verily I say unto you, This generabe preached in all the world, for a witness tion shall not pass, till all these things be unto all nations; and then shall the end fulfilled. come.

| 35 Heaven and earth shall pass awar, 15 When ye therefore shall see the abo- but my words shall not pass away. mination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel 36 But of that day and hour knoweth the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but readeth, let him understand :)

my Father only. 16 Then let them which be in Judea 37 But as the days of Noe roere, so shall flee into the mountains :

also the coming of the Son of man be. 17 Let him which is on the house-top 38 For as in the days that were before not come down to take any thing out of his the flood, they were eating and drinking, house :

marrying and giving in marriage, until the 18 Neither let him which is in the field day that Noe entered into the ark, return back to take his clothes.

39 And knew not until the flood came,

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Parable of the ten virgins, CHAP. XXV.

and of the talents. and took them all away: so shall also thel' 11 Afterward came also the other vircoming of the Son of man be.

gins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 40 Then shall two be in the field; the 12 But he answered and said, Verily I one shall be taken, and the other left. say unto you, I know you not.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither mill; the one shall be taken, and the other the day nor the hour wherein the Son of left.

man cometh. 42 | Watch therefore ; for ye know not 14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a what hour your Lord doth come.

man travelling into a far country, who call43 But know this, that if the good maned his own servants, and delivered unto of the house had known in what watch the them his goods. thief would come, he would have watched, 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to and would not have suffered his house to be another two, and to another one; to every broken up.

man according to his several ability; and 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in straightway took his journey. such an hour as ye think not, the Son of 16 Then he that had received the five man cometh.

talents, went and traded with the same, and 45 Who then is a faithful and wise ser- made them other five talents. vant, whom his lord hath made ruler over 17 And likewise he that had received two, his household, to give them meat in due he also gained other two. season?

18 But he that had received one, went 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing. money.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall 19 After a long time the lord of those make him ruler over all his goods.

servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 48 But and if that evil servant shall 20 And so he that had received five tasay in his heart, My lord delayeth his com- lents, came and brought other five talents,

saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five 49 And shall begin to smite his fellow- talents : behold, I have gained beside them servants, and to eat and drink with the five talents more. drunken;

1 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, 50 The lord of that servant shall come in thou good and faithful servant'; thou hast a day when he looketh not for him, and in been faithful over a few things, I will make an hour that he is not aware of,

thee ruler over many things : enter thou 51 And shall cut him asunder, and ap- into the joy of thy lord. point him his portion with the hypocrites: 22 He also that had received two talents there shall be weeping and gnashing of came, and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unteeth.

to me two talents: behold, I have gained CHAP. XXV.

two other talents beside them. THEN shall the kingdom of heaven be 23 His lord said unto him, Well done,

I likened unto ten virgins, which took good and faithful servant; thou hast been their lamps, and went forth to meet the faithful over a few things, I will make thee bridegroom.

• ruler over many things: enter thou into the 2 And five of them were wise, and five joy of thy lord. were foolish.

ľ 24 Then he which had received the one 3 They that were foolish took their talent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee lamps, and took no oil with them : ' that thou art an hard man, reaping where

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels thou hast not sown, and gathering where with their lamps.

thou hast not strewed: 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid slumbered and slept.

thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast 6 And at midnight there was a cry that is thine. made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh ;l 26 His lord answered and said unto him, go ye out to meet him.

| Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou Then all those virgins arose, and knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and trimmed their lamps.

gather where I have not strewed: 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put Give us of your oil: for our lamps are gone my money to the exchangers, and then at out.

my coming I should have received mine 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not own with usury. so; lest there be not enough for us and 28 Take therefore the talent from him, you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and give it unto him which hath ten taand buy for yourselves.

lents. 10 And while they went to buy, the 29 For unto every one that hath shall be bridegroom came; and they that were given, and he shall have abundance : but ready, went in with him to the marriage: from him that hath not, shall be taken away and the door was shut.

leven that which he hath.

Description of the last judgment. S. MATTHEW. Christ eats the passoce.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant priests, and the scribes, and the elders of into utter darkness : there shall be weeping the people, unto the palace of the high and gnashing of teeth.

priest, who was calied Canaphas, 31 % When the Son of man shall come 4 And consulted that they might take in his glory, and all the boir angels with Jesus by subuity, and ki hin. him, then shall be sit upon the throne of 5 But they said, Sot on the feast-day, his glory:

lest there be an uproar among the people. 32 And before himn shall be gathered all 6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, nations: and he shall separate them one in the house of Simon the leper, from another, as a shepherd divideth hiši i There came unto him a woman haring sheep from the goats:

an alabaster-box of very precious ointment, 33 And he shall set the sheep on his and poured it on his head as be sat at right hand, but the goats on the left. •meat.

34 Then shall the King say unto them! 8 But when his disciples saw it, they on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my had indignation, saying, To tat purpose Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for is this waste? you from the foundation of the world : 19 For this ointment might bare been

35 For I was an hungered, and ye gare sold for much, and given to the poor. me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gare me 10 W ben Jesus understood it, he said drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me unto them, Why trouble ve the woman! in :

for she hath wrought a good work upon me. 36 Naked, and re clothed me: I was 11 For re have the poor always with sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, you; but me ye hare not alwars. and ye came unto me.

12 For in that she hath poured this oint. 37 Then shall the righteous answer him, ment on my body, she did it for my burial. saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hun. 13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoerer gered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gare this gospel shall be preached in the whole thee drink?

i world, there shall also this, that this woman 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and bath done, be told for a memorial of her. took thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee? 14 ? Then one of the twelve, called Ju.

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in das Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, prison, and came unto thee?

15 And said unto them, What will ye 40 And the King shall answer and say give me, and I will deliver him unto you! unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inas. And they covenanted with him for thirty much as ye have done it unto one of the pieces of silver. least of these my brethren, ye have done it 16 And from that time he sought opporunto me.

tunity to betray him. 41 Then shall be say also unto them on 17's Now the first day of the feast of the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, unleavened bread, the disciples came to Je into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil sus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou thai and his angels :

we prepare for thee to eat the passover! 42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave 18 And he said, Go into the city to such me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, me no drink :

My time is at hand; I will keep the pass 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not over at thy house with my disciples. in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, 19 And the disciples did as Jesus had and in prison, and ye visited me not. appointed them; and they made ready the

44 Then shall they also answer him, passover. saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hun- 20 Now when the even was come, he sat gered, or atbirst, or a stranger, or naked, or down with the twelve. sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto 21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily thee ?

I say unto you, That one of you shall be 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, tray me. Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did 22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, at not to one of the least of these, ye did it and began every one of them to say unto not to me.

him, Lord, is it I ? 46 And these shall go away into everlast- 23 And he answered and said, He that ing punishment : but the righteous into life dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the eternal.

same shall betray me. CHAP. XXVI.

24 The Son of man goeth, as it is writAND it came to pass, when Jesus had ten of him : but wo unto that man by whom A finished all these sayings, he said un- the Son of man is betrayed ! it had been to bis disciples,

good for that man if he had not been born. 2 Ye know that after two days is the 25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, feast of the passover, and the Son of man answered and said, Master, is it I! He is betrayed to be crucified.

said unto him, Thou hast said. 31 Then assembled together the chief 26 And as they were eating, Jesus took

Christ prays at Gethsemane. CHAP. XXVI. He is betrayed by Judas. bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and 46 Rise, let us be going : behold, he is gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, at hand that doth betray me. eat; this is my body.

147 1 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, 27 And he took the cup, and gave one of the twelve, came, and with him a thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink great multitude with swords and staves, ye all of it;

from the chief priests and elders of the 28 For this is my blood of the new tes-people. tament, which is shed for many for the 48 Now he that betrayed him, gave them remission of sins.

: Ja sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink that same is he; hold him fast. henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until 49 And forth with he came to Jesus, and that day when I drink it new with you in said, Hail, Master; and kissed him. " my Father's kingdom.

| 50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, 30 I And when they had sung an hymn, wherefore art thou come? Then came they they went out into the mount of Olives. land laid hands on Jesus, and took him.

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye 51 | And behold, one of them which shall be offended because of me this night : were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and drew his sword, and struck a servant and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered of the high priest, and smote off his ear. abroad.

52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up 32 But after I am risen again, I will go again thy sword into his place : for all they before you into Galilee.

Ithat take the sword, shall perish with the 33 Peter answered and said unto him, sword. Though all men shall be offended because 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now of thee, yet will I never be offended. pray to my Father, and he shall presently

34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say un- give me more than twelve legions of angels ? to thee, That this night, before the cock 54 But how then shall the scriptures be crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

fulfilled, that thus it must be? 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should 55 In that same hour said Jesus to the die with thee, yet will not I deny thee. multitudes, Are ye come out as against a Likewise also said all the disciples. thief with swords and staves for to take me?

36 | Then cometh Jesus with them unto I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto and ye laid no hold on me. the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and 56 But all this was done, that the scrippray yonder.

stures of the prophets might be fulfilled. 37 And he took with him Peter, and the Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled. two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sor- 57 1 And they that had laid hold on Jerowful and very heavy.

sus, led him away to Caiaphas the high 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is priest, where the scribes and the elders exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : tar-were assembled. ry ye here, and watch with me.

1 58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto 39 And he went a little further, and fell the high priest's palace, and went in, and on his face, and prayed, saying, O my sat with the servants to see the end. Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass 59 Now the chief priests and elders, and from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but as all the council, sought false witness against thou wilt.

Jesus, to put him to death; .

and findeth them asleep, and saith unto false witnesses came, yet found they none. Peter, What! could ye not watch with me At the last came two false witnesses, one hour ?

1 61 And said, This fellow said, I am able 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not to destroy the temple of God, and to build into temptation : the spirit indeed is willing, it in three days. but the flesh is weak.

* 62 And the high priest arose, and said 42 He went away again the second time, unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this is it which these witness against thee? cup may not pass away from me, except Il 63 But Jesus held his peace. And the drink it, thy will be done.

high priest answered and said unto him, I 43 And he came and found them asleep adjure thee by the living God, that thou again : for their eyes were heavy.

tell us whether thou be the Christ the Son 44 And he left them, and went away of God. again, and prayed the third time, saying 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: the same words.

nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall 45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and ye see the Son of man sitting on the right saith unto thein, Sleep on now, and take hand of power, and coming in the clouds

your rest : behold, the hour is at hand, and of heaven. · the Son of man is betrayed into the hands 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, of sinners.

saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what Christ is delivered to Pilate. S. MATTHEW. He is crooned with thorns. further need have we of witnesses? behold, and the governor asked him, saying, Art now ye have heard his blasphemy.

thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said 66 What think ye? They answered and unto him, Thou sayest. said, He is guilty of death.

112 And when he was accused of the 67 Then did they spit in his face, and chief priests and elders, he answered nobuffeted him; and others smote him with thing. the palms of their hands,

| 13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou thou not how many things they witness Christ, Who is he that smote thee? against thee?

69 í Now Peter sat without in the pa- 14 And he answered him to never a lace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, word; insomuch that the governor marvelThou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. Oled greatly.

70 But he denied before them all, saying, 15 | Now at that feast, the governor was I know not what thou sayest.

wont to release unto the people a prisoner, 71 And when he was gone out into the whom they would. porch, another maid saw him, and said unto 16 And they had then a notable prisoner, them that were there, This fellow was also called Barabbas. with Jesus of Nazareth.

| 17 Therefore when they were gathered 72 And again he denied with an oath, I together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will do not know the man.

ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or 73 And after a while came unto him they Jesus, which is called Christ? that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely 18 (For he knew that for envy they had thou also art one of them; for thy speech delivered him.) bewrayeth thee.

| 19 | When he was set down on the 74 Then began he to curse and to swear, judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saysaying, I know not the man. And imme- ing, Have thou nothing to do with that just diately the cock crew.

man: for I have suffered many things this 75 And Peter remembered the word of day in a dream, because of him. Jesus, which said unto him, Before the 20 But the chief priests and elders percock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. suaded the multitude that they should ask And he went out, and wept bitterly. Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. CHAP. XXVII.

21 The governor answered and said W HEN the morning was come, all the unto them, Whether of the twain will re

W chief priests and elders of the people that I release unto you? They said, Bavook counsel against Jesus to put him to rabbas. death.

| 22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I 2 And when they had bound him, they do then with Jesus, which is called Christ? led him away, and delivered him to Pontius They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. Pilate the governor.

23 And the governor said, Why ! what 31 Then Judas, which had betrayed evil hath he done? But they cried out the him, when he saw that he was condemned, more, saying, Let him be crucified. repented himself, and brought again the 24 When Pilate saw that he could prethirty pieces of silver to the chief priests vail nothing, but that rather a tumult was and elders,

made, he took water, and washed his hands 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have before the multitude, saying, I am innocent betrayed the innocent blood. And . they of the blood of this just person : see ye to said, What is that to us? see thou to that. it.

5 And he cast down the pieces of silver 25 Then answered all the people, and in the temple, and departed, and went and said, His blood be on us, and on our chilhanged himself.

dren. 6 And the chief priests took the silver 26 Then released he Barabbas unto pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them: and when he had scourged Jesus, them into the treasury, because it is the he delivered him to be crucified. price of blood.

1 27 [Then the soldiers of the governor 7 And they took counsel, and bought took Jesus into the common hall, and gawith them the potter's field, to bury stran- thered unto him the whole band of soldiers. gers in.

128 And they stripped him, and put on 8 Wherefore that field was called, The him a scarlet robe. field of blood, unto this day.

29 And when they had platted a crown 9 Then was fulfilled that which was of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saving, reed in his right hand: and they bowed And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the knee before him, and mocked him, sarthe price of him that was valued, whom ing, Hail, king of the Jews! they of the children of Israel did value; 30 And they spit upon him, and took the

10 And gave them for the potter's field, reed, and smote him on the head, as the Lord appointed me.

1 31 And after that they had mocked him, 11 And Jesus stood before the governor. Ithey took the robe off from him, and put

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