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762 Signs of Christ's coming. ST. MATTHEW. Parable of the ten virgirta. When his branch is yet tender, and put- 2 And five of them were wise, and five teth forth leaves, ye know that summer

were foolish. is nig!ı :

3 They that were foolish took their 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see all lamps, and took no oil with them : these things, know that it is near, even 4 But the wise tooš oil in their vessels at the doors.

with their lamps. 34. Verily I say unto you,

This

gener- 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they ation shall not pass, till all these things all slumbered and slept. by fulfilled.

6 And at midnight there was a cry 55 Heaven and earth shall pass away, made, behold, the bridegroom cometh ; wwi 19,!. qvords shall not pass a way. go ye out to meet him.

But of that day and hour knoweth * Then all those virgins arose, and

, no, not the angels of heaven, but trimmed their lamps. mix Fither only.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, 3. But as the days of Noe were, so shall Give us of your oil : for our lamps are also the coming of the Son of man be.

38 For as in the clays that were before 9 But the wise answered, saying, not the flool, they were eating and drinking, 50 ; lest there be not enough for us and marrying and giving in marriage, until you : but go ye ratlier to tiem that sell, the day that Noe entered into the ark, and buy for yourselves.

39 And knew not until the flood came, 10 And while they went to buy, the and took them all away: so shall also the bridegroom came; and they that were coming of the Son cf man be.

ready, went in with him to the marriage : 40 Then shall two be in the field ; the and the cloor was shut. one shall be taken, and the other left. 11 Afterward came also the other vir

41 T:vo tuomen shall be grinding at gins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. the mill; the one shall be taken, and the 12 But he answered and said, Verily I oher left.

say unto you, I know you not. 42 4 Watch therefore ; for ye know 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neinot what hour your Lord doth come. ther the day nor the hour wherein the

43 But know this, that if the good-man Son of man cometh. of the house had known in what watch 14 | For the kingdom of heaven is as the thief would come, he would have a man travelling into a far country, the watched, and would not have suffered called his own servants, and delivered his house to be broken up.

unto them bis gooxls. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in 15 And unto one he gave fire talents, such an hour as ye think not, the Son of | to another two, and to another one ; to man cometh.

every man according to his several abili45 Who then is a frithful and wise ty; and straightway took his journey. servant, whom his Lord hath made ruler 16 Then lie that had received the fire over his household, to give them meat in talents, went and traded with the same, due season?

and made them other five talents. 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his 17 And likewise he that had received Lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing two, he also gained other two.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall 18 But he that had received one, went make him ruler over all his gooils. and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's

48 But and if that evil servant shall say i money, in his heart, My Lord delayeth his coming; 19 After a long time the lord of those

49 And shall begin to smite his fellow- servants cometii, and reckoneth with servants, and to eat and drink with the them. drunken ;

20 And so he that had received five 50 The Lord of that servant shall come talents, came and brought other five talin a day when he looketh not for him, and ents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unta in an hour that he is not aware of, me fire talents : behold, I have gained

51 And shall cut him asunder, and ap- beside tliem five talents more. point him his portion with the hypocrites: 21 His lord said unto him, Well donc, there shall be weeping and grashing of thou good and faithtul servant ; thou hast teeth.

been faithful over a few things, I will CHAP. XXV.

make thce ruler-cver many things: enter 1 The parable of the ten virgins, 14 and thou into the joy of thy lord.

of the talents. 31 Also the description 22 lle also that had received two talof the last judgment.

ents carne,

and said, Lord, thou deliverbe likened unto ten virgins, which have gained two other tlents beside took their lamps, and went forth to meet them. the bridegroom.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done,

Description of the last judgment. CHAP. XXVI. Ruler: consfire against Christ. 763 good and faithful servant; thou hast been on the left hand, Depart from me, ye faithful over a few things, I will make cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for thee ruler over many things: enter thou the devil and his angels: into the joy of thy lord.

42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave 24 Then he which had received the me no meat : I was thirsty, and je gave one talent came, and said, Lord, I knew me no drink : thee that thou art an hard man, reaping 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not where thou liast not sown, and gathering in : naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, where thou hast not strewell:

and in prison, and ye visited me not. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid 44 Then shall they also answer him, thy talent in the earth : lo, there thou saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hunlast that is thine.

gered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, 26 His lord answered and said unto him, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou unto thee? knewest that I reap where I sowed not, 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, and gather where I have not strewed: Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put | did it not to one of the least of these, ye my money to the exchangers, and then did it not to me. at my coming I should have received 46 And these shall go away into evermine own with usury.

lasting punishment : but the righteous 28 Take therefore the talent from him, || into life eternal. and give it unto him which hath ten

CHAP. XXVI. talents.

1 The rulers conspire against Christ. 14 29 For unto every one that hath shall Judus selleth him. 17 Christ cateth the be given, and he shall have abundance: passover. 47 He is betrayed by Judas. but from him that hath not, shall be tak- | Adit came to pass, when Jesus bad

finished all , he said, 30 And cast ye the unprofitable ser- unto his disciples, vant into utter darkness : there shall be 2 Ye know that after two days is the weeping and gnashing of teeth.

feast of the passover, and the Son of man Si q When the Son of man shall come is betrayed to be crucified. in his glory, and ail the holy angels with Then assembled together the chief lim, then shall he sit upon the throne of priests, and the scribes, and the elders of his glory:

the people, unto the palace of the inigh 32 And before him shall be gathered priest, who was called Caiaphas, al nations: and he shall separate them 4 And consulted that they might take one from another, as a shepherd divideth Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. his sheep from the goats:

5 But they said, Not on the feast-day, 33 And he shall set the sheep on his lest there be an uproar among the people. right hand, but the goats on the left. 6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in

34 Then shall the King say unto them the house of Simon the leper, on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of 7 There came unto him a woman harmy Father, inherit the kingdom prepar- ing an alabaster box of very precious ed for you from the foundation of the ointment, and poured it on his head os world :

he sat at meat. 35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave

8 But when his disciples saw it, they me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me had indignation, saying, To what purdrink : I was a stranger, and ye took me pose in this waste? in :

9 For this ointment might have been 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sold for much, and given to the poor. sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, 10 When Jesos understoorlil, he said unand ye came unto me.

to them, Why trouble ye the woman? for 37 Then shall the righteous answer she hath wrought a good work upon me. him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee 11 For ye have the poor always with an hungered, and fed tlice ? or thirsty, | you; but me ye have not always. and gave thee drink?

12 For in that she hath pourçd this oint38 When saw we thee a stranger, and ment on my body, she did it for my burial. took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 13 Verily I say unto yon, Wieresoever

59 Or when saw we thce sick, or in this gospel shall be preached in the whole prison, and came unto thee?

world, incre shall also this, that this wo40 And the King shall answer and say man hath done, be told for a memorial linto tliem, Verily I say unto you, Inas- of her. much as ye have done it unto one of the 14 | Then one of the twelve, called Juleast of these my brethren, ye have done das Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, Flinto me.

15 And said to them, What will ye 41 Țica shall he say also unto them give me, and I will deliver iiim up!

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764 Christ eateth the frassover. ST. MATTHEW. He is betrayed by Judas. you? And they covenanted with him 36 Then cometh Jesus with them for thirty pieces of silver.

unto a place called Gethsemane, and 16 And from that time he sought op- saith unto the disciples, Sít ye here, while portunity to betray him.

I go and pray yonder. 17 Now the firstdayof the feastofunlea- 37 And he took with him Peter, and vened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, the two sons of Zebedee, and began to saying unto him, Where wilt thou that be sorrowful and very heavy. we prepare for thee to eat the passover? 38 Then saith he unto them, My soul

18 And he said, Go into the city to such || is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death : a man, and say unto him, The Master | tarry ye here, and watch with me. saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the 39 And he went a little further, and passover at thy house with my disciples. fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my

19 And the disciples did as Jesus had Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass appointed them; and they made ready from me : nevertheless, not as I will, the passover.

but as thou wilt. 20 Now when the even was come, he 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, sat down with the twelve.

and findeth them asleep, and saith unto 21 And as they did eat, he said, Ver- Peter, What, could ye not watch with ily I say unto you, that one of you shall me one hour? betray me.

41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not 22 And they were exceeding sorrow- into temptatation : the spirit indeed is ful, and began every one of them to say | willing, but the flesh is weak. unto him, Lord, is it I ?

42 He went away again the second 23 And he answered and said, He that time, and prayed, saying, () my Father, dinpeth his hand with me in the dish, the if this cup may not pass away from me, same shall betray me.

except I drink it, thy will be done. 24 The Son of man goeth, as it is 43 And he came and found them aslecp writ'en of him : but woe unto that man again: for their eyes were heavy. by whom the Son of man is betrayed ! 44 And he left them, and went away it had been good for that man, if he had again, and prayed the third time, say. not been born.

ing the same words. 25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, 45 Then cometh he to his disciples, answered and said, Master, is it I? He and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and said unto him, Thou hast said.

take your rest : behold; the hour is at 26 [ And as they were eating, Jesus hand, and the Son of man is betrayed took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, into the hands of sinners. and gave it to the disciples, and said, 46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is Take, eat; this is my body.

at hand that doth betray ine. 27 And he took the cup, and gave 47 [ And while he yet spake, lo, Juthanks, and gave it to them, saying, das, one of the twelve, came, and with Drink ve all of it;

hin' a great multitude with swords and 28 For this is my blood of the new staves, from the chief priests and elders testament, which is shed for many for of the people. the remission of sins.

48 Now he that betrayed him, gare 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until kiss, that same is he; hold him fast. that day when I drink it new with you 49 'And forthwith he came, to Jesus, in my father's kingdom.

and said, Hail, Master; and kissed him. 30° And when they had sung an hymn, 50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, they went out into the mount of Olives. wherefore art thou come? Then came

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All they,and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. ye shall be offended because of me this 51 And behold, one of them which night: for it is written, I will smite the were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall and drew his sword, and struck a servant be scattered abroad.

of the high priest's, and smote off his ear, 32 But after I am risen again, I will 52 Tiien said Jesus unto him, Put up go before you into Galilee.

again thy sword into his place: for all 33 Peter answered and said unto him, they that take the sword, shall perish wita Though all men shall be offended be the sword. cause of thee, yet will I never be offended. 53 Thinkest thou that Icannot now pray

34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say li to my Father, and he shall presently give unto thee, that this night, before the me more than twelve legions of angels? cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 54 But how then shall the scriptures

35 Peter said unto him, Though I be fulfilled, that thus it must be? should die with thee, yet will not I deny 55 In that same hour sa id Jesus to the thee. Likewise also said all the disciples. "multitudes, Are ye come out as against a Christ led prisoner to Caiaphas. CHAP. XXVII. He is delivered to Pilate. 765 thief with swords and staves for to take 75 And Peter remembered the word of me? I sat daily with you teaching in the Jesus, which said unto him, Before the temple, and ye laid no hold on me. cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice,

56 But all this was done, that the And he went out, and wept bitterly. scriptures of the prophets might be ful

CHAP. XXVII. filled. Then all the disciples forsook 1 Christ is delivered 10 Pilate. 3 Judas him, and fled.

hangeth himself. 35 Christ is crucified. 57 [ And they that had laid hold on Jesus, led him away to Caiaphas the high the chief priests and elders of the priest, where the scribes and the elders people took counsel against Jesus to put were assembled.

him to death. 58 But Peter followed him afar off, un- 2 And when they had bound him, they to the high priest's palace, and went in, led him away, and delivered him to Poniand sat with the servants to see the end. tius Pilate the governor.

59 Now the chief priests and elders, 3 4 Then Judas, which had betrayed and all the council, sought false witness him, when he saw that he was condemnagainst Jesus, to put him to death ; ed, repented himself, and brought again

Co But found none : yea, though many the thirty pieces of silver to the chief false witnesses carne, yet found they none. priests and elders, At the last came two false witnesses, 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have

61 And said, This fellow said, I am betrayed the innocent blood. And they able to destroy the temple of God, and said, What is that to us? see thou tothai. to build it in three davs.

5 And he cast down the pieces of silver 62 And the high priest arose, and said | in the temple, and departed, and went unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what and hanged himself. is it which these witness against thee? 6 And the chief priests took the silver

63 But Jesus held his peace. And the pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to high priest answered and said unto him, I put them into the treasury, because it is I adjure thee by the living God, that the price of blood. thou tell us whether thou be the Christ 7 And they took counsel, and bought the Son of God.

with them the potter's field, to bury 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast strangers in. said : nevertheless I say unto you,

8 Wherefore that field was called, The Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man

field of bloul, unto this day. sitting on the right hand of power, and 9 Then was fullilled that which was coming in the clouds of heaven.

spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 65 Then the high priest rent his And they took the thirty pieces of silclothes, saying, He hath spoken blas- ver, the price of him that was valued, phemy; what further need have we of whom they of the children of Israel did witnesses ? behold, now ye have heard | value; his blasphemy.

10 And gave them for the potter's 66 What think ye? They answered field, as the Lord appointed me. and said, He is guilty of death.

11 And Jesus stood before the gover67 Then did they spit in his face, and nor: and the governor asked him, saybuffeted bim; and others smote him ing, Art thou the King of the Jews ? And with the palms of their hands,

esus unto him, Thou sayest. 68 Saying, Prophesy unto

us, thou

12 And when he was accused of the chick Christ, Who is he that smote thee? priests and elders, he answered nothing.

69 Now Peter sat without in the pal- 13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest ace; and a damsel came unto him, saying, thou not how many things they witness Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. against thee

70 But he denied before them all, say- 14 And he answered him to never a ing, I know not what thou sayest. word ; insomuch that the governor mar

71. And when he was gone out into the velled greatly. porch, another maid saw him, and said 15 Now at that feast, the governor was unto them that were there, This fellow || wont to release unto the people a prisonwas also with Jesus of Nazareth.

er, whom they would. 72 And again he denied with an oath, 16 And they had then a notable prisI do not know the man.

oner, called Barabbas. 73 And after a while came unto him 17 Therefore when they were gatherthey that stood by, and said to Peter, ed together, Pilate said unto them, Whom Surely thou also art one of them ; for will ye that I release unto you? Barabthy speech bewrayeth thee.

bas, or Jesus, which is called Christ? 74 Then began he to curse and to 14 (For he knew that for envy they swear, saying, I know not the man. And had delivered hiin.) iinmediately the cock crew.

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766 Barabbas released. ST. MATTHEW.

Christ is crucified ment-seat, his wife sent unto him, say- 38 Then were there two thieves coli ing, Have thou nothing to do with that cified with hiin: one on the right hand, just man: for I have suffered many things and another on the left

. this day in a dream, because of him. 39 9 And they that passed by, reviled

20 But the chief priests and elders him, wagging their heads, persuaded the multitude that they should 40 And saying, Thou that destroyest ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. the temple, and buildest it in three days,

21 The governor answered and said un- save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, to them, Whether of the twain will ye that come down from the cross. I release unto you? They said, Barabbas, 41 Likewise also the chief priests mock

22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall ing him, with the scribes and elders, I do then with Jesus, which is called said, Christ? They all say unto him, Let him 42 He saved others; himself he cannot be crucified.

If he be the King of Israel, let 23. And the governor said, Why, what | nim now come down from the cross, and evil hath he done? But they cried out we will believe him. the more, saying, Let him be crucified. 43 He trusted in God ; let him deliver

24 ? When Pilate saw that he could him now if he will have him : for he said, prevail nothing, but that rather a tu- I am the Son of God. mult was made, he took water, and wash- 44 The thieves also which were crucied his hands before the multitude, say- fied with him, cast the same in his teeth. ing, I am innocent of the blood of this 45 Now from the sixth hour there was just person; see ye to it.

darkness over all the land unto he ninth 25 Then answered all the people, and hour. said, His blood be on us, and on our chil- 46 And about the ninth hor Jesus cridren.

ed with a loud voice, saying, Eh, Eli, la26 Then released he Barabbas unto ma sabachthani? that is to say, My God, them: and when he had scourged Jesus, | my God, why hast thou forsaken me? he delivered him to be crucified.

47 Some of them that stond there, 27 Then the soldiers of the governor when they heard ihat, said, This mun took Jesus into the common hall, and calleth for Elias, gathered unto him the whole band of 48 And straightway one of them ran, soldiers.

and took a spunge, and filled it with vin28 And they stripped him, and put on egar, and put it on a reed, and gave him him a scarlet robe.

to drink. 29 | And when they had platted a crown 49 The rest said, Let be, let us see of thorns, they, put il upon his head, and whether Elias will come to save him. a reed in his right hand : and they bow- 50 1 Jesus, when he had cried again ed the knee before him, and mocked | with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 51 And bcloid, the veil of the tem

30 And they spit upon him, and took ple was rent in twain from the top to the the reed, and smote him on the head. bottom: and the earth did quake, and

31 And after that they had mocked the rocks rent; piim, they took the robe off from him, 52 And the graves were opened, and and put his own raiment on him, and many bodies of saints which slept, arose, lcd him away to crucify him.

53 And came ont of the graves after 32 And as they caine out, they found his resurrection, and went into the holy a man of Cyrene, Simon by name : him city, and appeared unto many. they compelled to bear his cross.

54 Now when tlie centurion, and they 33 And when they were come unto a that were with him, watching Jesus, saw place called Golgotha, that is to say, a the earthquake, and those things that place of a skull,

were done, they feared greatly, saying, 34 They gave him vinegar to drink, Truly this was the Son of God. mingled with gall : and when he had 55 And many women were there (bctasted thereof, he would not drink. holding afar off,) which followed Jesus

35 And they crucified him, and part- from Galilee, ministering unto him : ed his garments, casting lots : that it 56 Among which was Mary Magdamight be fulfilled which was spoken by lene, and Mary the mother of James and the prophet, They parted my garments Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's chilamong them, and upon my vesture did dren. they cast lots.

57 When the even was come, there 36 And sitting down, they watched , came a rich man of Arimathea, named Johim there :

seph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: 37 And set up over his head his accrl- 58 He went to Pilate, and begged the sation written, THIS IS JESUS THE body of Jesus. Then Pilate con mandry KING OF THE JEWS.

the body to be delivered,

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