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50 That the blood of all the || 3 Therefore, whatsoever ye prophets, which was shed from have spoken in darkness, shall the foundation of the world, be heard in the light; and that may be required of this genera- which ye have spoken in the tion;

ear, in closets, shall be pro51 From the blood of Abel, claimed upon the house-tops. unto the blood of Zacharias, || 4 And I say unto you, my which perished between the al. || friends, Be not afraid of them tar and the temple : verily I say || that kill the body, and after unto you, It shall be required that have no more that they can of this generation.

52 Woe unto you, lawyers ! || 5 But I will forewarn you for ye have taken away the key whom ye shall fear : Fear him, of knowledge : ye entered not which after he hath killed, hath in yourselves, and them that power to cast into hell ; yea, I were entering in, ye hindered. | say unto you, Fear him.

53 And as he said these things Ő Are not five sparrows sold unto them, the scribes and the for two farthings ? and not one Pharisees began to urge him ve- || of them is forgotten before hemently, and to provoke him || God. to speak of many things; | 7 But even the very hairs of

54 Laying wait for him, and your head are all numbered. seeking to catch something out | Fear not, therefore; ye are of of his mouth, that they might more value than many sparaccuse him.

rows.

8 Also I say unto you, Who. CHAP. XII.

soever shall confess me before

men, him shall the Son of man COVE TOUSNESS TO BE

also confess before the angels A VOIDED.

of God: IN the mean time, when there 9 But he that denieth me bewere gathered together an innu fore men, shall be denied before merable multitude of people in the angels of God. somuch that they trode one upon 10 And whosoever shall speak another, he began to say to his a word against the Son of man, disciples first of all, Beware ye it shall be forgiven him : but of the leaven of the Pharisees, unto him that blasphemeth awhich is hypocrisy.

gainst the Holy Ghost, it shall 2 For there is nothing cover not be forgiven. ed, that shall not be revealed ; | 11 And when they bring you neither hid, that shall not be unto the synagogues, and unto known.

| magistrates, and powers, take

the shall say: Holy Ghost shall you, Take no shall eat ; ne

ye no thought, how, or what || treasure for himself, and is not thing ye shall answer, or what || rich toward God.

1 22 And he said unto his dis. 12 For the Holy Ghost shall ciples, Therefore I say unto teach you in the same hour, you, Take no thought for your what ye ought to say.

life, what ye shall eat ; neither 13 And one of the company for the body, what ye shall put said unto him, Master, speak on. to my brother, that he divide 23 The life is more than meat, the inheritance with me. and the body is more than rai.

14 And he said unto him, ment. Man, who made me a judge, or 24 Consider the ravens : for a divider over you?

they neither sow nor reap ; 15 And he said unto them, which neither have store-house Take heed, and beware of co- nor barn ; and God feedeth vetousness: for a man's life them: how much more are ye consisteth not in the abundance better than the fowls ? of the things which he possess. 25 And which of you, with eth.

taking thought, can add to his 16 And he spake a parable stature one cubit ? unto them, saying, The ground 26 If ye then be not able to of a certain rich man brought do that thing which is least, forth plentifully :

why take ye thought for the 17 And he thought within rest? himself, saying, What shall I 27 Consider the lilies how do, because I have no room they grow : they toil not, they where to bestow my fruits ? spin not; and yet I say unto

18 And he said, This will I you, That Solomon, in all his do: I will pull down my barns, glory, was not arrayed like one and build greater : and there of these. will I bestow all my fruits, and || 28 If then God so clothe the my goods.

grass, which is to-day in the 19 And I will say to my soul, field, and to-morrow is cast inSoul, thou hast much goods laid to the oven; how much more up for many years : take thine will be clothe you, O ye of litease, eat, drink, and be merry. || tle faith?

20 But God said unto him, 29 And seek not ye what ye Thou fool! this night thy soul shall eat, or what ye shall drink, shall be required of thee; then, I neither be ye of doubtful mind. whose shall those things be, 30 For all these things do the which thou hast provided ? nations of the world seek af. 21 So is he that layeth up ter : and your Father know

VOL. IV.

eth that ye have need of these would come, he would have things.

watched, and not have suffered 31 But rather seek ye the king his house to be broken through. · dom of God; and all these 40 Be ye, therefore, ready things shall be added unto you. || also : for the Son of man comes

32 Fear not, little flock; for eth at an hour, when ye think it is your Father's good plea- | not. sure to give you the king- 41 Then Peter said unto him, dom.

Lord, speakest thou this para 33 Sell that ye have, and give ble unto us, or even to all ? alms; provide yourselves bags 42 And the Lord said, Who which wax not okl, a treasure then is that faithful and wise in the heavens that faileth not, steward, whom his lord shall where 110 thief approacheth, make ruler over his household, neither moth corrupteth. to give them their portion of

34 For where your treasure is, meat in due season? there will your heart be also. 43 Blessed is that servant,

35 Let your loins be girded whom his lord, when he comabout, and your lights burn-eth, shall find so doing. ing;

44 Of a truth I say unto you, 36 And ye yourselves like That he will make him ruler unto men that wait for their over all that he hath. lord, when he will return from 45 But, and if that servant say the wedding; that, when he in his heart, My lord delayeth cometh, and knocketh, they his coming; and shall begin to may open unto him immedi. beat the men-servants and maid. ately.

ens, and to eat and drink, and 37 Blessed are those servants, to be drunken ; whom the lord, when he com- 46 The lord of that servant eth, shall find watching: ve- will come, in a day when he rily I say unto you, That he looketh not for him, and at an' shall gird himself, and make hour when he is not aware, and them to sit down to meat, and will cut him in sunder, and will will come forth, and serve | appoint him his portion with them.

the unbelievers. 38 And if he shall come in the 47 · And that servant which second watch, or come in the knew his lord's will, and prethird watch, and find them so, pared not himself, neither did blessed are those servants. according to his will, shall be

39 And this know, that if the beaten with many stripes. goodman of the house had 48 But he that knew not, and known what hour the thief did commit things worthy of

stripes, shall be beaten with || 57 Yea, and why even of your. few stripes. For unto whomso- || selves judge ye not what is ever much is given, of him shall || right? be much required; and to whom || 58 When thou goest with men have committed much, of thine adversary to the magishim they will ask the more. trate, as thou art in the way, 49 I am come to send fire on give diligence that thou mayest the earth; and what will I, if || be delivered from him ; lest he it be already kindled?. hale thee to the judge, and the

50 But I have a baptism to be judge deliver thee to the officer, baptized with; and how am I and the officer cast thee into straitened, till it be accom- | prison. plished !

59 I tell thee, Thou shalt not :51 Suppose ye, that I am come depart thence till thou hast paid to give peace on earth ? I tell the very last mite.' . you, Nay; but rather division : 52 For from henceforth there

CHAP. XIII. shall be five in one house di. vided, three against two, and

HEALED. two against three.

53 The father shall be divid- || THERE were present at that ed against the son, and the son season, some that told him of against the father ; the mother || the Galileans, whose blood Pi. against the daughter, and the late had mingled with their sadaughter against the mother ; || crifices. the mother-in-law against her || 2 And Jesus, answering, said daughter-in-law, and the daugh- unto them, Suppose ye that ter-in-law against her mother- | these Galileans were sinners in-law,

| above all the Galileans, because 54 And he said also to the they suffered such things ? people, When ye see a cloud || 3 I tell you, Nay; but except rise out of the west, straight. || ye repent, ye shall all likewise way ye say, There cometh a || perish. shower; and so it is. 14 Or those eighteen upon 55 And when yo see the south whom the tower in Siloam fell,

THE CROOKED WOMAN

be heat; and it cometh to | they were sinners above all men pass,

ll that dwelt in Jerusalem ? 56 Ye hypocrites! ye can dis- || 5 I tell you, Nay ; but except cern the face of the sky, and of ye repent, ye shall all likewise the earth ; but how is it, that || perish. ye do not discern this time? Il 6 He spake also this parable ; A certain man had a fig-tree ! 15 The Lord then answered planted in his vineyard ; and he || him, and said, Thou hypocrite ! came, and sought fruit thereon, || doth not each one of you, on and found none.

|| the sabbath, loose his ox or his 7 Then said he unto the dres- || ass from the stall, and lead him ser of his vineyard, Behold, I away to watering? these three years I come seek | 16 And ought not this woman, ing fruit on this fig-tree, and being a daughter of Abraham, find none : cut it down ; why | whom Satan hath bound, lo, cumbereth it the ground? these eighteen years, be loosed

8 And he, answering, said | from this bond on the sabbathunto him, Lord, let it alone | day? this year also, till I shall dig || 17 And when he had said these about it, and dung it:

things, all his adversaries were 9 And if it bear fruit, well ; ashamed: and all the people and if not, then after that thou | rejoiced for all the glorious shalt cut it down.

things that were done by him. 10 And he was teaching in one 118 Then said he, Unto what of the synagogues on the sab- | is the kingdom of God like? bath.

and whereunto shall I resem. 11 And, behold, there was a ble it? woman, which had a spirit of 19 It is like a grain of mustard. infirmity eighteen years, and seed, which a man took, and was bowed together, and could cast into his garden: and it in no wise lift up herself grew, and waxed a great tree;

12 And when Jesus saw her, || and the fowls of the air lodged he called her to him, and said || in the branches of it. unto her, Woman, thou art 20 And again he said, Whereloosed from thine infirmity. I unto shall I liken the king

13 And he laid his hands on | dom of God ? her; and immediately she was 21 It is like leaven, which a made straight, and glorified woman took, and hid in three God.

measures of meal, till the whole 14 And the ruler of the syna. | was leavened. gogue answered with indigna- | 22 And he went through the tion, because that Jesus had | cities and villages, teaching, and healed on the sabbath-day, and journeying toward Jerusalem. said unto the people, There are | 23 Then said one unto him, six days in which men ought Lord, are there few that be sav. to work : in them, therefore, | ed? And he said unto them, come and be healed, and not on 24 Strive to enter in at the the sabbath-day. .

11 strait gate : for many, I say

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