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Christ coming to judgment. CHAP. XXV. Parable of the ten virgins. world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. not what hour your Lord doth come.

22 And except those days should be 43 But know this, that if the good man shortened, there should no flesh be saved : of the house had known in what watch the but for the elect's sake those days shall be thief would come, he would have watchshortened.

ed, and would not have suffered his house 23 Then if aný man shall say unto you, to be broken up. Lo, here is Christ, or there ; believe it not. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in

24 For there shall arise false Christs, such an bour as ye think not, the Son of and false prophets, and shall shew great man cometb. signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were 45 Who then is a faithful and wise serpossible, they shall deceive the very elect. vant, whom his lord hath made ruler over

25 Behold, I have told you before. his household, to give them meat in due

26 Wherefore, if they shall say unto season? you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his forth : behold, he is in the secret chambers; lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing: believe it not.

41 Verily I say unto you, That he shall 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the make him ruler over all his goods. east, and shineth even unto the west ; so 48 But and if that evil servant shall say shall also the coming of the Son of man be. in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there 49 And shall begin to smite his fellowwill the eagles be gathered together. servants, and to eat and drink with the

29 Immediately after the tribulation drunken; of those days, shall the sun be darkened, 50 Thé lord of that servant shall come and the moon shall not give her light, and in a day when he looketh not for him, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the in an hour that he is not aware of, powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 51 And shall cut him asunder, and ap

30 And then shall appear the sign of point him his portion with the hypocrites: the Son of man in beaven: and then shall there shall be weeping and gnashing of all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they teeth. shall see the Son of man coming, in the

CHAP. XXV. clouds of heaven with power and great THEN shall the kingdom of beaven

be 3i And be shall send his angels with a their lamps, and went forth to meet the great sound of a trumpet, and they shall bridegroom. gather together bis elect from the four 2 Ånd five of them were wise, and five winds, from one end of heaven to the other. were foolish.

32 Now learn a parable of the fig-tree; 3 They that were foolish took their When his branch is yet tender, and putteth lamps, and took no oil with them : forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see with their lamps. : all these things, know that it is near, even 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they at the doors.

all slumbered and slept. 34 Verily I say unto you, Tbis genera 6 And at midnight there was a cry tion shall not pass, till all these things benade, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; fulfilled.

go ye out to meet him. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away,Ť Then all those virgins arose, and but my words shall not pass away,

trimmed their lamps. 36 | But of that day and hour knoweth 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but Give us of your oil : for our lamps are my Father only.

gone out. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not also the coming of the Son of man be. so; lest there be not enough for us and 38 For as in the days that were before you: but

go ye rather to them that sell, the flood, they were eating and drinking, and buy for yourselves. marrying and giving in marriage, until the 10 And while they went to buy, the day that Noe entered into the ark, bridegroom came; and they that were

39 And knew not until the flood came, ready, went in with him to the inarriage: and took them all away: so shall also the and the door was shut. coming of the Son of 'man be.

11 Afterward came also the other vir40 Then shall two be in the field; the gins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. one shall be taken, and the other left. 19 But he answered and said, Verily I

41 Two women shall be grinding at the say unto you, I know you not. mill; the one shall be taken, and the other 13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither left.

the day nor the hour wherein the Son of 42 | Watch therelore; for ye knowlman cometh

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The parable of the talente. S. MATTHEW. Description of the last judgment.

14 1 For the kingdom of heaven is as a !him, then shall be sit upon the throne of man travelling into a far country, who call- his glory: ed his own servants, and delivered unto 32 And before him shall be gathered all them his goods.

nations: and he shall separate them one 15 And unto one he gave five "talents, from another, as a sbepherd divideth his to another two, and to another one; to sheep from the goats: every man according to his several abili 33 And he shall set the sheep on his ty; and straightway took his journey. right hand, but the goats on the left.

16 Then he that had received the five 34 Then shall the King say unto them falents, went and traded with the same, and on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my made them other five talents.

Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for 17. And likewise be that had received you from the foundation of the world: two, he also gained other two.

35 For I was a hungered, and ye gare 18 But he that had received one, went me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: money:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was 19 After a long time the lord of those sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, servants cometh, and reckoneth with and ye came unto me. them.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, 20 And so he that had received five saying, Lord, when saw we thee' a huntalents, came and brought other five talents, gered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five thee drink? talents: behold, I have gained besides 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and them five talents more.

took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in thou good and faithful servant; thou hast prison, and came unto thee? been

faithful over a few things, I will make 40 And the King shall answer and say thee ruler over many things: enter thousunto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch into the joy of thy lord.

as ye have done it unto one of the least of 22 He also that had received two talents these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. came, and said, Lord, thou deliveredst 41 Then shall he say also unto them on unto metwo talents: behold, I have gained the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, two other talents besides them.

into everlasting fire, prépared for the devil 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, and his angels: good and faithful servant; thou hast been 42 For I was a hungered, and ye gave faithful over a few things, I will make thee me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave ruler over many things: enter thou into me no drink: the joy of thy lord.

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not 24 Then he which had received the one in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, talent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee and in prison, and ye visited me not. that thou art a hard man, reaping where 44 Then shall they also answer him, thou hast no! sown, and gathering where saying, Lord, when saw we thee a bun. thou hast not strewed:

gered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid or sick, or in prison, and did not minister thy talent in the eartb : lo, tiere thou hast unto thee? that is thine.

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, 26 His lord answered and said unto him, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou it not to one of the least of these, ye did knewest that I reap where I sowed not, it not to me. and gather where I have not strewed: 46 And these shall go away into ever

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put lasting punishment: but the righteous into my money to the exchangers, and then at life eternal. my coming I should have received mine

CHAP. XXVI. own with usury. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, A Noit came to pass, when Jesus had

finished all these sayings, he said and give it unto him which hath ten talents. unto his disciples,

29 For unto every one that hath shall be 2 Ye know tbat after two days is the given, and he shall have abundance: but feast of the passover, and the Son of man from bim that hath not, shall be taken away is betrayed to be crucified. even that which he hath.

3 Then assembled together the chief 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant priests, and the scribes, and the elders of inloouter darkness: there shall be weeping the people, unto the palace of the high and gnashing of teeth.

priest, who was called Caiaphas, 31 | Wben the Son of man shall come 4 And consulted that they might take in his glory, and all the holy angels with Jesus by subtilty, and kill hún.

Conspiracy against Christ. CHAP. XXVI. Christ

prays at Gethsemdae. 5 But they said, Not on the feast-day, thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink lest there be an uproar among the people. ye all of it;

6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, 28 For this is my blood of the new in the house of Simon the leper,

testament, which is shed for many for the 7 There came unto him a woman having remission of sins. an alabaster-box of very precious ointment, 29 But I say unto you, I will not drink and poured it on his head as he sat at meat. henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until

8 But when his disciples saw it, they that day when I drink it new with you in had indignation, saying, To what purpose my Father's kingdom. is this waste?

30 And when they had sung a hymn, 9 For this ointment might have been they went out into the mount of Olives. sold for much, and given to the poor.

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All yo 10 When Jesus understood it, he said shall be offended because of me this night: unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, for she hath wrought a good work upon me. and the sheep of the flock shall be scatter

11 For ye have the poor always with ed abroad. you; but me ye have not always.

32 But after I am risen again, I will go 12 For in that she hath poured this before you into Galilee: ointment on my body, she did it for my 33 Peter answered and said unto him, burial.

Though all men shall be offended because 13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever of thee, yet will I never be offended. this gospel shall be preached in the whole 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily, I say world, there shall also this, that this woman unto thee, That this night, before the cock hatb done, be told for a memorial of her. crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

14 | Then one of the twelve, called 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, die with thee, yet will not I deny thee.

15. And said unto them, What will ye Likewise also said all the disciples. give me, and I will deliver him unto you?' '36 | Then cometh Jesus with them And they covenanted with him for thirty unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith pieces of silver.

unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go 16 And from that time he sought oppor- and pray yonder. tunity to betray him.

37 And he took with him Peter, and the 17 9 Now the first day of the feast of two sons of Zebedee, and began to be unleavened bread, the disciples came to sorrowful and very heavy. Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou 38 Then saith he unto them, My soulis that we prepare forthee to eat the passover? exceeding sorrowful, even unto death:

18 And he said, Go into the city to such tarry ye here, and watch with me. a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, 39 And he went a little further, and fell My time is at hand; I will keep the pass-on his face, and prayed, saying, O my over at thy house with my disciples. Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass

19 And the disciples did as Jesus bad from me: nevertheless, not as I will, but appointed them; and they made ready the as thou wilt. passover

40 And he comcth unto the disciples, 20 Now when the even was come, he and findeth them asleep, and saith unto sat down with the twelve.

Peter, What! could ye not watch with me 21 And as they dideat, he said, Verily I say one hour? unto you, That one of you shall betray me. 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not

22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, into temptation: the spirit indeed is will. and began every one of them to say unto ing, but the flesh is weak. him, Lord, is it I?

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

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

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

and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and 26 T And as they were eating, Jesus take your rest: behold, the hour is at hand, took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and the Son of man is betrayed into the and gave it to the disciples, and said, hands of sinners. Take, eat; this is my body.

46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is 27 And he took the cup, and gavelat band that doth betray ine.

Christ is betrayed by Juras. S. MATTHEW. He is delidered to Pilate.

47 1 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, further need have we of witnesses? behold, one of the twelve, came, and with him a now ye have heard his blasphemy. great multitude with swords and staves, 66 What think ye? They answered and from the chief priests and elders of the said, He is guilty of death. people.

67 Then did they spit in his face, and 48 Now he that betrayed him, gave buffeted him; and others smote him with them a sign, saying, Wlomsoever I shall the palms of their hands, kiss, that same is he ; hold him fast.

68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou 49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and Christ, Who is he that smote thee? said, Hail, Master; and kissed him. 69 í Now Peter sat without in the pa.

50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, lace: and a damsel came unto him, saying, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee. and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. 70 But he denied before them all, say

51 And behold, one of them which were ing, I know not what thou sayest. with Jesus, stretched out his hand, and 71 And when he was gone out into the drew his sword, and struck a servant of porch, another maid saw him, and said the high priest, and smote off his ear. unto them that were there. This jellore

52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up was also with Jesus of Nazareth. Again thy sword into his place: for all they 72 And again he denied with an oath, that take the sword, shall perish with the I do not know the man. sword.

73 And after a while came unto him 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now they that stood by, and said to Peter, pray to my Father, and he shall presently Surely thou also art one of them; for thy give me more thantwelve legions of angels? speech bewrayeth thee.

54 But how then shall the scriptures be 74 Then began he to curse and to swear, fulblled, that thus it must be?

saying, I know not the man. And ime 55 In that same hour said Jesus to the mediately the cock crew. multitudes, Are ye come out as against 75 And Peter remembered the word of a thiet with swords and staves for to take Jesus, which said unto him, Before the me? I sat daily with you teaching in the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. temple, and ye laid no hold on me. And he went

out, and wept bitterly. 56 But all this was done, that the scrip

CHAP. XXVII. tures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Whechie priests and elders of the

the , 57 | And they that had laid hold on Je- people took counsel against Jesus to put sus, led him away to Caiaphas the high him to death. priest, where the scribes and the elders 2 And when they had bound him, they were assembled.

led him away, and delivered him to Pon58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto tius Pilate the governor. the high priest's palace, and went in, and 3 | Then Judas, which had betrayed sat with the servants to see the end. him, when he saw that he was condemned,

59 Now the chief priests and elders, repented himself, and brought again the and all the council, sought false witness thirty pieces of silver to the chiei priests against Jesus, to put him to death ; and elders,

60 But found none : yea, though many 4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have false witnesses came, yet found they none. betrayed the innocent blood. And they At the last came two false witnesses, said, What is that to us? see tbou to thoi.

61 And said, This fellow said, I am able 5 And he cast down the pieces of silver to destroy the temple of God, and to build in the temple, and departed, and went it in three days.

and hanged himself. 62 And the high priest arose, and said 6 And the chief priests took the silver unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put is it which these witness against thee ? them into the treasury, because it is ihe

63 But Jesus held his peace. And the price of blood. high priest answered and said unto him, 1. 7 And they took counsel, and boughtwith adjure thee by the living God, that thou them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. tell us whether thou be the Christ the Son 8 Wherefore that field was called, The of God.

field of blood, unto this day. 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: 9 Then was fulfilled that which was nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter spoken by Jeremy the prophel, saying, shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the And they took the thiriy pieces of silver, right hand of power, and coming in the the price of him that was valuert, whom clouds of heaven.

they of the children of Israel did value : 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, 10 And gave them for the potter's Geld. saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; whailas the Lord appointeri me.

The people condemn him, CHAP. XXVII.

and he is crucified. 11 And Jesus stood before the governor: 31 And after that they had mocked him, and the governor asked him, saying, Art they took the robe off from him, and put thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus his own raiment on him, and led him said unto him, Thou sayest.

away to crucify hiin. 12 And wben he was accused of the 32 And as they came out, they found a chief priests and elders, he answered man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they nothing.

compelled to bear his cross. 13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest 33 And when they were come unto a thou not how many things they witness place called Golgotha, that is to say, A against thee?

place of a skull, 14 And he answered him to never a 34 They gave him vinegar to drink, word; insomuch that the governor marvel- mingled with gall: and when he had tasted led greatly.

thereof, he would not drink. 15 Now at that feast, the governor was 35 And they crucified him, and parted wont to release unto the people a prisoner, his garments, casting lots: that it might be whom they would.

fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, 16 And they had then a notable prisoner, They parted my garments among them, called Barabbas.

and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 17 Therefore when they were gathered 36 And sitting down, they watched him together, Pilate said unto them, Whom there : will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, 37 And set up over his head his accusa. or Jesus, which is called Christ? tion written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING

18 (For he knew that for envy they had|OF THE JEWS. delivered him.)

38 Then were there two thieves cruci19 | When he was set down on the fied with him: one on the right band, and judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, say- another on the left. ing, Have thou nothing to do with that just 39 | And they that passed by, revile 1 man : for I have suffered many things this him, wagging their heads, day in a dream, because of him.

40 And saying, Thou that destroyest 20 But the chief priests and elders per- the temple, and buildest it in three days, suaded the multitude that they should ask save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, Barabhas, and destroy Jesus.

come down from the cross. 21 The governor answered and said un 41 Likewise also the chief priests mockto them, Whether of the twain will ye that ing him, with the scribes and elders, said, I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. 42 He saved others ; himself he cannot

22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I If he be the King of Israel, let him do then with Jesus, which is called Christ? now come down from the cross, and we They all say unto him, Let himbe crucified. will believe him.

23 And the governor said, Why? what 43 He trusted in God; let him deliver evil hath he done? But they cried out the him now if he will have him : for he said, more, saying, Let him be crucified. I am the Son of God.

24'T When Pilate saw that he could 44 The thieves also which were crucified prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult with him, cast the same in his teeth. was made, he took water, and washed his 45 Now from the sixth hour there was hands before the multitude, saying, I am darkness over all the land unto the ninth innocent of the blood of this just person: hour. see ye to it.

46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried 25 Then answered all the people, and with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama said, His blood be on us, and on our sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my children.

God, why hast thou forsaken me? 26 | Then released he Barabbas unto 47 Some of them that stood there, when them: and when he had scourged Jesus, they heard that, said, This man calleth be delivered him to be crucified.

for Elias. 27 Then the soldiers of the governor 48 And straightway one of them ran, took Jesus into the common hall, and ga- and took a spunge, and filled it with vinethered unto him the whole band of soldiers. gar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to

28 And they stripped him, and put on drink. him a scarlet robe.

49 The rest said, Let be, let us see 29 And when they had platted a whether Elias will come to save him. crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, 50 T Jesus, when he had cried again and a reed in his right hand : and they with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. bowed the knee before him, and mocked 51 And behold, the vail of the temple him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! was rent in twain from the top to the bot

30 And they spit upon him, and tools tom: and the earth did quake, and the tbc reed, and smote bim on the head.

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