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The labourers in the vineyard. S. MATTHEW. Christ leackes meekness.

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be hire, beginning from the last unto the first, perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give 9 And when they came that were hired to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure about the eleventh bour, they received in heaven: and come and follow me. every man a penny.

92 But when the young man heard that 10 But when the first came, they supsaying, he went away sorrowsul: for he posed that they should have received more; had great possessions.

and they likewise received every man a 23 | Then said Jesus unto his disciples, penny. Verily I say unto you, That a rich man 11 And when they had received it, they shall hardly enter into the kingdom of murmured against the good man of the heaven.

house, 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier 12 Saying, These last have wrought but for a camel to go ihrough the eye of a one hour, and thou hast made them equal needle, than for a rich man to enter into unto us, which have borne the burden and the kingdom of God.

heat of the day. 25 fhen bis disciples heard it, they 13 But he answered one of them, and were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst then can be saved ?

not thou agree with me for a penny? 26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: them, With men this is impossible, but I will give unto this last, even as unto tbee. with God all things are possible.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I 27 | Then answered Peter, and said will with mine own? is thine eye evil beunto him, Behoid, we have forsaken all, cause I am good? and followed thee; what shall we have 16 So the last shall be first, and the first therefore?

last: for many be called, but few chosen. 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I 17 9 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, say unto you, That ye which have followed took the twelve disciples apart in the way, ine in the regeneration, when the Son of and said unto them, man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye 18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the the twelve tribes of Israel.

chief priests, and unto the scribes, and 29 And every one that hath forsaken they shall condemn him to death, houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or 19 And shall deliver him to the Genmother, or wife, or children, or lands, for tiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crumy name's sake, shall receive a hundred- cify him: and the third day be shall rise fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. again.

30 But many that are tirst sball be last, 20 | Then came to him the mother oi and the last shall be first.

Zebedee's children, with her sons, worCHAP. XX.

shipping him, and desiring a certain thing FOR the kingdom of heaven is like unto of him.

21 And he said unto her, What will went out early in the morning to hire la- thou? She saith unto him, Grant that bourers into his vineyard.

these my two sons may sit, the one on thy 2 And when he had agreed with the right hand, and the other on the left, in labourers for a penny a day, he sent them thy kingdom. into his vineyard.

22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye 3 And he went out about the third hour, know not what ye ask. Are ye able to and saw others standing idle in the mar- drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and ket-place,

to be baptized with the baptism that I am 4 And said unto them, Go ye also into haptized with? They say unto him, We the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, I are able. will give you. And they went their way, 23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall

5 Again he went out about the sixth and drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized ninth hour, and did likewise.

with the baptism that I am baptized with: 6 And about the eleventh hour he went but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, out, and found others standing idle, and is not mine to give, but it shall be given to saith unto them, Why stand ye here all them for whom it is prepared of my Father. the day idle?

24 And when the ten heard it, they They say unto him, Because no man were moved with indignation against the hath hired us. He saith unto them, Goye two brethren. also into the vineyard; and wbatsoever is 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and right; that shall ye receive.

said, Ye know that the princes of the Gen8 So when evening was come, the lord tiles exercise dominion over them, and ef the vineyard saith unto his steward, they that are great exercise authority upon Call Hie labourers, and give them their them.

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Christ rides into Jerusalem. CHAP. XXI.

The fig-tree cursed. 26 But it shall not be so among you: 12 | And Jesus went into the temple of but whosoever will be great among you, God, and cast out all them that sold and let him be your minister;

bought in the temple, and overthrew the 27 And whosoever will be chief among tables of the money-changers, and the you, let him be your servant:

seats of them that sold doves, 28 Even as the Son of man came not to 13 And said unto them, It is written, be ministered unto, but to minister, and to My house shall be called the house of give his life a ranson for many.

prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves. 29 And as they departed from Jericho, 14 And the blind and the lame came to a great multitude followed him.

him in the temple; and he healed them. 30 And behold, two blind men sitting 15 And when the chief priests and by the way-side, when they heard that scribes saw the wonderful things that he

, mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. and saying, Hosanna to the son of David;

31 And the multitude rebuked them, they were sore displeased, because they should hold their peace: but 16 And said unto him, Hearest thou they cried the more, saying, Have mercy what these say? And Jesus saith unto on us, O Lord, thou son of David. them, Yea: have ye never read, Out of

32 And Jesus stood still, and called the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast them, and said, What will ye that I shall perfected praise ? do unto you?

17 | And he left them, and went out of 33 They say unto him, Lord, that our the city into Bethany, and he lodged there. eyes may be opened.

18 Now in the morning, as he returne: 34 So Jesus had compassion on them, into the city, he hungered. and touched their eyes: and immediately 19 And when he saw a fig-tree in the their eyes received sight, and they fol-way, he came to it, and found nothing lowed him.

thereon, but leaves only, and said unto il CHAP. XXI.

Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward

And presently the fig-tree withsalem, and were come to Bethphage, ered away. unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus 20 And when the disciples saw it, they two disciples,

marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig2 Saying unto them, Go into the vil- tree withered away! lage over against you, and straightway ye 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: Verfly I say unto you, If ye have faith, and loose them, and bring them unto me. doubt not, ye shall not only do this which

3 And if any man say aught unto you, is done to the fig-tree, but also, if ye shal! ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and straightway he will send them. and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be

4 All this was done, that it might be done. fulfiHed which was spoken by the prophet, 22 And all things whatsoever ye shall saying,

ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, 23 And when he was come into the thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and temple, the chief priests and the elders of sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of the people came unto him as he was teach

ing, and said, By what authority doest 6 And the disciples went, and did as thou these things? and who gave thee this Jesus commanded them,

authority? 7 And brought the ass and the colt, and 24 And Jesus answered and said unto pot on them their clothes, and they set them, I also will ask you one thing, which him thereon.

if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you & And a very great multitude spread by what authority I do these things. their garments in the way; others cut 25 The baptism of John, whence was down branches from the trees, and strewed it? from heaven, or of men? And they them in the way.

reasoned with themselves, saying, If we 9 And the multitudes that went before, shall say, From heaven; he will say unto and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna us, Why did ye not then believe him? to the Son of David: Blessed is he that 26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear · cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosauna the people: for all hold John as a prophet. in the highest.

27 And they answered Jesus, and said, 10 And when he was come into Jerusa-We cannot telt. And he said unto them, lem, all the city was moved, saying, W.0 Neither tell I you by what authority I do is this?

tbese things. 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus 28 4 But what think ye? A certain man ihe prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. had two sons; and he came to the first,

an ass.

The parable of the vineyard. S. MATTHEW. The wedding-garment. and said, Son, go work to-day in my vine

CHAP. XXII. yard. 29 He answered and said, I will not;

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them again by parables, and said, but afterward he repented, and went. | 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a

30 And he came to the second, and said certain king, which made a marriage lor likewise. And he answered and said, I his son, go, sir : and went not.

3 And sent forth his servants to call them 31 Whether of them twain did the will that were bidden to the wedding: and of his father? They say unto him, The they would not come. first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say! 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, unto you, That the publicans and the harlots saying, Tell them which are bidden, Bego into the kingdom of God before you. hold,"I have prepared my dinner my

32 For John came unto you in the way oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all of righteousness, and ye believed him not : things are ready : come unto the marriage. but the publicans and the harlots believed 5 But they made light of it, and went him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repent- their ways, one to his farm, another to his ed not afterward, that ye might believe him. merchandise.

33 T Hear another parable; There was 6 And the remnant took his servants, and a certain householder, which planted a entreated them spitefully, and slew them. vineyard, and hedged it round about, and 7 But when the king heard thereof, he digged a wine-press in it, and built a was wroth: and he sent forth his armies, tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and and destroyed those murderers, and burned went into a far country :

up their city. 34 And when the time of the fruit drew 8 Then saith he to his servants, The near, he sent his servants to the husband-wedding is ready, but they which were men, that they might receive the fruits of it. bidden were not worthy.

35 And the husbandmen took his ser 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, vants, and beat one, and killed another, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the and stoned another.

marriage. 36 Again he sentotherservants more than 10 So those servants went out into the the first: and they did unto them likewise. highways, and gathered together all as

37 But last of all, he sent unto them his many as they found, both bad and good: son, saying, They will reverence my son. and the wedding was furnished with guests.

38 But when the husbandmen saw the 11 | And when the king came in to see son, they said among themselves, This is the guests, he saw there a man wbich bad the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us not on a wedding-garment: seize on his inheritance.

12 And he saith unto him, Friend, bow 39 And they caught him, and cast him camest thou in hither, not having a wedout of the vineyard, and slew him. ding-garment? And he was speechless.

40 When the lord therefore of the vine 13 Then said the king to the servants, yard cometh, what will he do unto those Bind him hand and fout, and take him husbandmen?

away, and cast him into outer darkness : 41 They say unto him, He will mise- there shall be weeping and goashing of rably destroy those wicked men, and will teeth. let out his vineyard unto other husband 14 For many are called, but few are men, which shall render him the fruits in chosen. their seasons.

15 Then went the Pharisees, and took 42 Jesus saith unto them. Did ye never counsel how they might entangle bim in read in the scriptures, The stone which his talk. the builders rejected, the same is become 16 And they sent out unto him their dis. the head of the corner: this is the Lord's ciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes ? we know that thou art true, and teachest

43 Therefore say I unto you, The king- the way of God in truth, neither carest dom of God shall be taken from you, and thou for any man: for thou regardest not given to a nation bringing forth the fruits the person of men. thereof.

19 Tell us therefore, What thinkest 44 And whosoever shall fall on this thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto stone, shall be broken: but on whomsoever Cesar, or not? it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 18 But Jesus perceived their wicked

45 And when the chief priests and ness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypoPharisees had heard his parables, they crites? perceived that he spake of them..

19 Shew me the tribute-money. And 46. But when they sought to lay bands they brought unto him a penny. on bim, they feared the multitude, be 20 And he saith unto them, Whose as cause they took him for a prophet this image, and superscription?

their way,

Concerning the resurrection. CHAP. XXIII. Christ exposes the Pharisees.

21 They say unto him, Cesar's. Then, 45 If David then call him Lord, bow saith he unto them, Render therefore unto is he his son? Cesar, the things which are Cesar's; and 46 And no man was able to answer him unto God, the things that are God's. a word, neither durst any man, from that

22 When they had beard these words, day forth, ask him any more questions. they marvelled, and left him, and went

CHAP. XXIII. 23 T The same day came to him the THEN spake Jesus to the multitude, Sadducees, which say that there is no re 2 Saying, The scribes and the Phari. surrection, and asked him,

sees sit in Moses' seat: 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man 3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you die, having no children, his brother shall observe, that observe and do: but do not ye marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his after their works : for they say, and do not. brother.

4 For they bind heavy burdens, and 25 Now there were with us seven breth- grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's ren: and the first, when he had married a shoulders; but they themselves will not wife, deceased; and having no issue, left move them with one of their fingers. his wife unto his brother.

5 But all their works they do for to be 26 Likewise the second also, and the seen of men: they make broad their phythird, unto the seventh.

lacteries, and enlarge the borders of their 27 And last of all the woman died also. garments,

28 Therefore in the resurrection, whose 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, wife shall she be of the seven? for they and the chief seats in the synagogues, all had her.

7 And greetings in the markets, and to 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one the power of God.

is your Master, even Christ; and all ye 30 For in the resurrection they neither are brethren. marry, nor are given in marriage, but are 9 And call no man your father upon the as the angels of God in heaven. earth: for one is your Father which is in

31 But as touching the resurrection of heaven. the dead, have ye not read that which was 10 Neither be ye called masters: for spoken unto you by God, saying, one is your Master, even Christ.

32 I am the God of Abraham, and the 11 But he that is greatest among you, God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God shall be your servant. is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself,

33 And when the multitude heard this shall be abased; and he that shall humble they were astonished at his doctrine. himself, shall be exalted.

34 | But when the Pharisees had heard 13 T But wo unto you, scribes and Phathat he had put the Sadducees to silence, risees, hypocrites ! for ye shut up the they were gathered together.

kingdom of heaven against men: for ye 35 Then one of them which was a law- neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye yer, asked him a question, tempting him, them that are entering, to go in. and saying,

14 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, 36 Master, which is the great command- hypocrites ! for ye devour widows' houses, ment in the law?

and for a pretence make long prayer: there37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love fore yesball receive the greater damnation. the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and 15 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land

38 This is the first and great command- to make one proselyte; and when he is ment.

made, ye make him two-fold more the 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou child of hell than yourselves. shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 16 Wo unto you, ye blind guides, which

40 On these two commandments bang say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, all the law and the prophets.

it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear 41 [ While the Pharisees were gather-by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor. ed together, Jesus asked them,

17 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ ? greater, the gold, or the temple that sanc. whose son is be? They say unto him, The tifieth the gold? son of David.

18 And whosoever shall swear by the 43 He saith unto them, How then dotb altar, it is nothing; but whosoever swearDavid in spirit call him Lord, saying, eth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

44 The LORD said unto my Lord, it 19 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is thou on my right hand, till I make thine greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifienemies thy footstool?

eth the gift?

The destruction of Jerusalem S. MATTHEW. and of the temple foretold.

20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the 38 Behold, your house is left unto you altar, sweareth by it, and by all things desolate. thereon.

39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see 21 And whoso shall swear by the tem- me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is ple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwell- he that cometh in the name of the Lord. eth therein.

CHAP. XXIV. sweareth by the throne of God, anak by Antom Jesus went out, and departed

from the temple: and his disciples him that sitteth thereon.

came to him for to shew him the buildings 23 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, of the temple. hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint, and 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not anise, and cummin, and have omitted the all these things? verily I say unto you, weightier matters of the law, judgment, There shall not be left here one stone upmercy, and faith : these ought ye to have on another, that shall not be thrown down. done, and not to leave the other undone. 3 | And as he sat upon the mount of

24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a Olives, the disciples came unto him prignat, and swallow a camel.

vately, saying, Tell us, when shall these 25 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, things be? and what shall be the sign of hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside thy coming, and of the end of the world? of the cup and of the platter, but within 4 And Jesus answered and said unto they are full of extortion and excess. them, Take heed that no man deceive you.

26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first 5 For many shall come in my name, say. that which is within the cup and platter, ing, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. that the outside of them may be clean also. 6 And ye shall hear of wars, and ru

27 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, mours of wars : see that ye be not trouhypocrites! for ye are like unto whited bled : for all these things must come to sepulchres, which indeed appear beauti- pass, but the end is not yet. ful outward, but are within full of dead 7 For nation shall rise against nation, men's bones, and of all uncleanness. and kingdom against kingdom: and there

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear shall be famines, and pestilences, and righteous unto men, but within ye are full earthquakes in divers places. of hypocrisy and iniquity.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. 29 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of afflicted, and shall kill you : and ye shall the prophets, and garnish the sepulchresbe hated of all nations for my name's sake. of the righteous,

10 And then shall many be offended, 30 And say, If we had been in the days and shall betray one another, and shall of our fathers, we would not have been hate one another. partakers with them in the blood of the 11 And many false prophets shall rise, prophets.

and shall deceive many. 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto your 12 And because iniquity shall abound, selves, that ye are the children of them the love of many shall wax cold. which killed the prophets.

13 But he that shall, endure unto the 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your end, the same shall be saved. fathers.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, be preached in all the world, for a witness how can ye escape the damnation of hell? unto all nations; and then shall the end

34 T Wherefore behold, I send unto you come. prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and 15 When ye therefore shall see the abosome of them ye shall kill and crucify, and mination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel some of them shall ye scourge in your syna- the prophet, stand in the holy place (wboso gogues and persecute them from city to city: readeth, let him understand)

35 That upon you may come all the 16 Then let them which' be in Judea righteous blood shed upon the earth, from flee into the mountains : the blood of righteous Abel, unto the blood 17 Let him which is on the house-top of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye not come down to take anything out of his slew between the temple and the altar.

36 Verily I say unto you, All these things 18 Neither let him which is in the field shall come upon this generation. return back to take his clothes.

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that 19 And wo unto them that are with child, killest the prophets, and stonest them and to them that give suck in those days! which are sent unto thee, bow often wouldl. 20 But pray ye that your fight be not I have gathered thy children together, in the winter, neither on the sabbath-day: even as a hen gathereth her chickens un- 21 For then shall be great tribulation, der her wings, and ye would not! such as was not since the beginning of the

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