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hour, and did likewise about the sixth and ninth.

some eunuchs, which were

or marriage and divorcement. CHAP. XIX, XX. Rewards to those who follow Christ CHAP. XIX.

camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for How to obtain eternal life.

la rich man to enter into the kingdom of God., ND it came to pass, that when Jesus had 25 When his disciples heard it, they were exA finished these sayings, he departed from ceedingly ainazed, saying, Who then can be Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea, be- saved ? p. yond Jordan: .

26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, 2 And great multitudes followed him, and he/With men this is impossible, but with God all healed them there.

things are possible. 31 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting| 27 | Then answered Peter, and said unto him, him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed man to put away his wife for every cause ? thee; wliat shall we have therefore ?

4 And he answered and said unto them, Have 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily, I say unto ve not read, that he which made them at the be-you, That ye which have followed me in the reeginning, made them male and female,

generation, when the Son of man shall sit in the 5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve al father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. and they twain shall be one fiesh ?

29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or

flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, I wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, we let not man put asunder,

shall receive a hundred-fold, and shall inherit 7 They say ito him, Why did Moses then everlasting life. command to give a writing of divorcement, and 30 But many that are first shall be last, and the to put her away ?

last shall be first. 8 le saith unto them, Moses, because of the

• CHAP. XX. hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put

The labourers in the vineyard. away your wives: but from the beginning it was TOR the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man not so.

T that is a householder, which went out early 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put in the niorning to hire labourers into his vineyard. away his wife, except it be for fornication, and 2 And when he had agreed with the labourers shall marry another, committeth adultery: and for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. whoso marrieth her which is put away, doth 3 And he went out about the third hour, and commit adultery.

saw others standing idle in the market-place, 101 His disciples say unto him, If the case of thel 4 And said unto thein, Go ye also into the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry. vineyard; and whatsoever is right, I will give

11 But he said unto themi, All men cannot re-you. And they went their way. ceive this saying, save thcy to whom it is 5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth given.

12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so 6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, born from their mother's womb; and there are and found others standing idle, and saith unto some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of them, Why stand ye here all the day idle ? men: and there be eunuclis, which have made! 7 They say unto him, Because no man hath themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's hired us. Ile saith unto them, Go ye also into sake. He that is able to receive it, let him re- the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that ceive it.

shall ye receive. 13 11 Then were there brought unto him little 8 So when evening was come, the lord of the children, that he should put his hands on them, vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the laand pray: and the disciples rebuked then. bourers, and give them their hire, beginning

14 Bui Jesus said, Suffer little children, and from the last unto the first. forbid then not, to come unto me: for of such 9 And when they came that were hired about is the kingdom of heaven.

the eleventh hour, they received every man & - 15 And he laid his hauds on them, and depart- penny. ed thence.

10 But when the first came, they supposed that 16 And behold, one came and said unto him, they should have received inore; and thicy likoGood Master, what good thing shall I do that I wise received every man a penny. inay lave eternal life?

| 11 And when they had received it, tliey mur17 And he snid muito him, Why callest thou me mured against the good man of the house, good ? there is none good but one, that is, God: 12 Saying, These last have wrought but one but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the com- nour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, mandnients.

Iwhich have borne the burden and heat of the day. 18 le saith unto him, Which ? Jesus said, 13 But he answered one of thein, and said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not com- Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree mit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt with nie for a penny ? not bear false witness,

1 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will 19 Honour thy father and thy mother : and, give unto this last, even as unto thee. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyselt.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with 20 The young man saith unto him, All these mine own? is thine eye evil because I ani good ? things have I kept from iny youth up: what 16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: Jack I yet?

for many be called, but few chosen. 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, 17 1 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, took the yo and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and then, come and follow me.

18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the 22 But when the young man heard that saying, Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief he went away sorrow ful: for he had great pos- priests, and unto the scribes, and they shall consessions.

Idemn him to death, 23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily,I19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to I say into you, That a rich man shull Jardly mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and enter into the kingdom of heaven.

the third day he shall rise again. A And again I say unto you, It is easier for al 20 Then came to him the mother of Zebcaec o

say? read, Out of feeted praise?.out of the city

Christ teachelle humility.

S. MATTHEW.

The barren fig-lree cursed children, with her sons, worshipping him, and, 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the desiring a cortain thing of him.

prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. 21 And he said nnto her, What wilt thou ? She 12 | And Jesus went into the temple of God, saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons/aad cast out all them that sold and bought in the niay sit, the one on thv right hand, and the other temple, and overthrew the tables of the money. on the left, in thy kingdom.

changers, and the seats of them that sold doves. 2. But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not) 13 And said unto them, It is written, My house what ve ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with made it a den of thieves. the baptisin that I am baptized with? They say 14 And the blind and the lame came to him in unto him, We are able.

the temple; and he healed them. 23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink in-1 15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw deed of my cup, and be baptized with the bap- the wonderful things that he did, and the chiltism that I am baptized with: but, to sit on my dren crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, to the Son of David; they were sore displeased, but it shall be given to them for whom it is pre- 16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what tliese pared of iny Father.

say ? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea: have ye 24 And when the ten heard it, they were never read, Out of the mouth of babes and suck. moved with indignation against the two bre-lings thou hast perfected praise ? tiren.

| 17 1 And he leít theni, and went out of the city 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, linto Bethany, and he lodged there. Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exer- 18 Now, in the morning, as he returned into cise dominion over them, and they that are the city, he hungered. great exercise authority upon them.

19 And when he saw a fig-tree in the way, he 26 But it shall not be so among you : but who came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves soever will be great among you, let him be your only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee minister :

henceforward for ever. And presently the fig-. 27 And whosoever will be chicf among you, let tree withered away. him be your servant :

| 20 And when the disciples saw it, they marvel28 Even as the Son of man came not to be min-led, saying, How soon is the fig-tree withered istered unto, but to minister, and to give his life away! & ransom for many.

| 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily, 29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt noi, inultitude followed him.

lye shall not only do this which is done to the fig30 1 And behold, two blind men sitting by the trce, but also, if ye shall say unto this enounway-side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, lain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the cried out, saying, llave inercy on us, o Lord, sea; it shall be done. thou son of David.

| 22 And all things whatsocver ye shall ask in 31 And the multitude rebuked them, because prayer, believing ye shall receive. they should hold their peace: but they cried the 23 | And when he was come into the temple, inore, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou the chief priests and the elders of the people Son of David.

came unto him as he was teaching, and said, 32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and By what authority doest thou these things? and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you? who gave thee this authority ?

33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may 24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I be opened.

also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell mne, 34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touch-I in like wise will tell you by what authority i ed their eyes: and iininediately their eyes re- do these things. ceived sight, and they followed him.

25 The baptisın or John, whence was it? from CHAP. XXI.

heaven, or of men ? And they reasoned with Christ's entry into Jerusalem.

themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaAND when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, ven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then A and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount believe him? of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,

26 But if we shall say, or men; we fear the 2 Saying unto thien, Go into the village over people : for all hold John as a prophet. against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass 27 And they answer tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring not tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I them unto me.

you by what authority I do these things. 3 And if any man say aught unto you, ye shall 28 * But what think ye? A certain man had say, The Lord hath need of them; and gtraight-tivo sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, way he will send them.

Igo work to day in my vineyard. 4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled 29 He answered and said, I will not; but afterwhich was spoken by the prophet, saying, ward he repented, and went.

5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy 30 And he came to the second, and said likeKing cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon wise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

went not. 6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus com- 31 Whether nf thein twain did the will of his manded them,

father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus 7 And brought the ass and the colt, and put on saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the them their clothes, and they set him thereon. publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom

8 And a very great multitude spread their car-lof God before you. Inents in the way; others cut down brancheg) 32 For John canie unto you in the way of right. from the trees, and strewed them in the way. leousness, and ye believed him not: but the pub

9 And the multitudes that went before, and thatllicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name that ve might believe him. of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest.

| 33 | Hear another parable: There was a cer10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all tain householder, which planted a vineyard, and the city was moved, saying, Who is this? hedged it round about, and digged a wine-press

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CHAP. XXII.

The resurrection proved. In it, and built a tower, and let it out to husband-1 14 For many are called, but few are chosen. men, and went into a far country:

| 15 | Then went the Pharisees, and took coun: 34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, sel how they might entangle him in his talk. he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that| 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples. they might receive the fruits of it.

with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know 35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and that thou art true, and ieachest the way of God beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. in truth, neither carest thou for any man : for

36 Again he sent other servants more than the thou regardest not the person of nien. first: and they did unto them likewise.

| 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou ? Is it 37 But last of all, he sent unto then his son, lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or not? saying, They will reverence my son.

118 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? said among themselves, This is the heir; come, 19 Shew me the tribute-money. And they let us kill him, and let us seize on hisinderitance. brought unto him a penny.

39 And they canght him, and cast him out of the 20 And he saith unto theni, Whose is this image. vineyard, and slew hin.

40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard 21 They say unto him, Cesar's. Then saith he cometh, what will hedo unto those husbandmen? unto them, Render therefore unto Cesar. the

They say unto him, He will miserably de-things which are Cesar's; and unto God, the
those wicked men, and will let out his things that are God's.
rd unto other husbandmen, which shall 2:2 When they had heard these words, they
him the fruits in their seasons.

marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
sus saith into them, Did ye never read in 23 1 The same day came to him the Sadducees,
ptures. The stone which the builders re-which say that there is no resurrection. and
the same is become the head of the cor- asked him,
This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvel- 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die.
n our eyes?

having no children, his brother shall marry his Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of wife, and raise up sced unto his brother. shall be taken from you, and given to a na. 25 Now, there were with us seven brethren: bringing forth the fruits thereof.

land the first, when he had married a wife, deAnd whosoever shall fall on this stone, shall ceased; and having no issue, left his wife unto be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it his brother. will grind him to powder.

| 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, un45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees to the seventh. had heard his parables, they perceived that he 27 And last of all the woman died also. spake of them.

| 28 Therefore, in the resurrection, wliose wife 46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. they feared the niultitude, because they took 29 Jesus answered and said unto thein, Ye do him for a prophet.

err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power CHAP. XXII.

of God. The marriage of the king's son.

30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, AND Jesus answered and spake unto them nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels again by parables, and said,

jot God in heaven. 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain 31 But, as touching the resurrection of the king, which made a marriage for his son, dead, have ye not read that which was spoken

3 Aud sent forth his servants to call them that unto you by God, saying, were bidden to the wedding: and they would 32 I ani the God of Abraham, and the God of jot come.

Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, God of the dead, but of the living. Tell then, which are bidden, Behold, I have pre- 33 And when the multitude heard this, they pared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are were astonished at his doctrine. killed, and all things are ready : come unto the 34 | But when the Pharisees had heard that marriage.

The had put the Sadducees to silence, they were 5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, gathered together. one to his farnı, another to his merchandise. 35 Then one of them which was a lawyer, ask.

6 And the reinnant took lis servants, and en-led him a question, tempting him, and saying, treated them spitefully, and slew them.

36 Master, which is the great commandment 7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: in the law ? and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the murderers, and burned up their city.

LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all 8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is thy soul, and with all thy mind. -ready, but they which were bidden were not 38 This is the first and great commandment. worthy.

39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shall 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as love thy neighbour as thyself. inany as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. 40 On these two commandments hans all the

10 So those servants went out into the high- law and the prophets. ways, and gathered together all as many as they 41 While the Pharisees were gathered togefound, both bad and good: and the wedding was ther, Jesus asked them, furnished with guests.

| 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose 11 | Ant when the king came in to see the son is he? They say unto him, The son o1' David. guests, he saw there a man which had not on 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David a wedding-garment :

fin spirit call hin Lord, saying, 12 And he saith unto hiin, Friend, how camest 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thon on thon in hither, not having a wedding-garment ?lmy right hand, till I make thine enemies thy And he was speechless.

footstool? 13 Then said the king to the servants, Bindl 45 If David then call him l.ord, how is lie hisson? him hand and foot, and take him away, and castl 46 And no man was able to answer hini it word, · him into outer darkness: there shall be weeping neither durst any man, from that day tortl), ask and grashing of teeth.

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hypocrisy and blindness CHAP. XXIII.

within full of dead men's bones, and of all uaScribes and Pharisees reproded.

cleanness. VIEN spake Jesus to the multitude, and to 28 Even so ye also outwardly appcar righteous 1 his disciples,

junto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy 2 Saving, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in 'and iniquity. Moscs' seat:

| 29 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you ob- crites! because ye build the tombs or the proserve, that observe and do: but do not ye after phets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, their works: for they say, and do not.

30 And say, If we had been in the days of our 4 For they bind heavy burdens, and grievous fathers, we would not have been partakers with to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; them in the blood of the prophets. but they themselves will not move them with 31 Wherefore, ye be witnesses unto yourselves, one of their fingers.

that ye are the children of them which killed 3 But all their works they do for to be seen of the prophets. men: they inake broad their phylacteries, and 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. enlarge the borders of their garments,

33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and can ye escape the damnation of hell ? the chief seats in the synagogues,

34 i Wherefore, behold, I send unto you pro7 And greetings in the markets, and to be call- phets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of ed of inen, Rabbi, Rabbi.

them ye shall kill and crucify, and some of them 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and perseMaster, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. cite them from city to city:

9 And call no man your father upon the earth: 35 That upon you may coine all the righteous for one is vour Father which is in heaven. blood shed upon the earth, froin tlie blood of

10 Neither be ye called miasters: for one is righteous Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias, son your Master, even Christ.

of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple 11 But he that is greatest among you, shall be and the altar. your servant.

36 Verily, I say unto you, AH these things shall 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself, shall be come upon this generation. abased ; and he that shall humble himself, shall 37 o Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that kidest be exalted.

the prophets, and stonest them which are sent 13 | But wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, junto thee, how often would I have gathered thy hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven children together, even as a hen gathereth her against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, nei- chickens under her wings, and ye would not! ther suffer ye them that are entering, to go in. 38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

14 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo- 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me crites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a henceforth, till ye sliall say, Blessed is le that pretence niake long prayer : therefore yc shall cometh in the name of the Lord. receive the greater damnation.

CHAP. XXIV. 15 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo

Destruction of the temple foretold. crites! for ye compass sea and land to make one AND Jesus went out, and departed from the proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him A temple: and his disciples came to him for iwo-fold more the child of hell than yourselves. to shew him the buildings of the temple.

16 Wo unto yoii, ye blind guides! which say, | 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is now these things ? verily, I say unto you, There shall thing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of not be leit here one stone upon another, that the temple, he is a debtor.

shall not be thrown down. 17 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is greater, 31 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold ? the disciples came unto him privately, saying,

18 And whosoever shall swear by the altar, it Tell us, when shall these things be ? and what is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gint shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end that is upon it, he is guilty.

of the world? 19 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is greater, 4 And Jesus answered and said unto thein, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? Take liced that no man deceive you.

20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. am Christ; and shall deceive many.

21 And wlioso shall swear by the temple, swear- 6 And ye shall hear of wars, and rumours of eth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these

22 And he that shall swear by heaven, swear- things inust come to pass, but the end is not yet. eth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and king. thereon.

dom against kingdom: and there shall be fa23 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo- mines, and pestilences, and earthquakes.in dicrites! for ye pay tithe of nint, and anise, and vers places. cummin, and have omitted the weightier mat- 8 All these are the beginning of sorrows. ters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: 9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, these ought ye to have done, and not to leave and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all the other undone.

nations for my name's sake. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and 10 And then shall niany be offended, and shall swallow a camel.

betray one another, and shall hate one another. 25 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo-1 11 And many false prophets sliall rise, and shall crites! for ye make clean the outside of the cupideceive many. and of the platter, but within they are full of 12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love extortion and excess.

of many shall wax cold. 20. Thou blind Phiarisce, cleanse first that which 13 Bui he that shall endure unto the cnd, the is within the cup and platter, that the outside same shall be saved. of them niay be cleau also.

| 14 And this gospel of the kingdomn shall be 7 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo-preached in all the worid, for a witness unto all crites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, nations; and then shall the end coine. which indeed appear beautiful outward, but arel 15 When ye, therefore, shall see the abomina

Signs of his coming to judgment. CHIAP. XXV.

Parable of the talents uon of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the pro-lhour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh. phet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let 45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, him understand,)

whom his lord hath made ruler over his house16 Then let thein which be in Judea flee into hold, to give them meat in due season ? the mountains :

| 46 Blessed is that servant, whon his lord, when 17 Let him which is on the house-top not come he cometh, shall find so doing. down to take any thing out of his house : 47 Verily, I say unto you, That he shall make

18 Neither let him which is in the field return hiin ruler over all his goods. back to take his clothes.

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his 19 And wo unto them that are with child, and heart, My lord delayeth his couning, to them that give suck in those days!

49 And shall begin to smite his fellow-servants,
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the and to eat and drink with the drunken;
winter, neither on the sabbath-day: . | 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as when he looketh not for him, and in an hour
was not since the beginning of the world to this that he is not aware of,
time, no, nor ever shall be.

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him
22 Aud except those days should be shortened, his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be
there should no flesh be saved: but for the weeping and gnashing of tecih.
elect's sake those days shall be shortened.

CHAP. XXV.
23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, The parable of the ten virgins, fc.
here is Christ, or there ; believe it not.

INTIEN shall the kingdom of heaven be likened
24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false 1 unto ten virgins, which took their lanips,
prophets, and shall shew great signs and won and went forth to meet the bridegroom.
ders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they 2 And five of them were wise, and five were
shall deceive the very elect."

foolish. 25 Behold, I have told you before.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and
26 Wherefore, if they shall say unto you, Be-took no oil with them:
hold, he is in the desert ; go not forth i behold, 4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with
he is in the secret chambers; believe it not their lamps.

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all slum-
and shineth even unto the west, so shall also bered and slept.
the coming of the Son of man be.

| 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, 28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the bridegroom cometh: go ye out to meet him. the eagles be gathered together.

| 7 Then all those virgins arose, and triinmed 29 1 Immediately after the tribulation of those their lamps. days, shall the sun be darkened, and the moon 8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall/ your oil: for our lamps are gone out. from heaven, and the powers of the heavens 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so ; lest shall be shaken:

there be not enough for us and you: but go ye 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves. man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of 10 And while they went to buy, the bridegrooni the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of came; and they that were ready, went in with man coining in the clouds of heaven with pow- him to the marriage: and the door was shit. er and great glory.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, say. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great ing, Lord, l.ord, open to us. sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather toge- 12 But he answered and said, Verily, I say ther his elect from the four winds, from one unto you, I know you not. end of heaven to the other.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day 32 Now learn a parable of the fig-tree; When nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, 14 1 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man ye know that summer is nigh:

travelling into a far country, who called his own 33 So likewise ye, when ye shall sce all these servants, and delivered unto them his goods. things, know that it is near, even at the doors. 15 And unto one he gave five talents, to ano

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall ther two, and to another one; to every man acnot pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

cording to his several ability; and straightway 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my took his journey. words shall not pass away.

| 16 Then he that had received tlie five talents, 36 1 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, went and traded with the same, and made them 10, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.Jother five talents.

37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also 17 And likewise he that had received two, he the coming of the Son of man be.

also gained other two. 38 For as in the days that were before the 18 But he that had received one, went and dig. flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying ged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe 19 After a long time the lord of those servaris entered into the ark,

cometh, and reckoneth with them. 39 And knew not until the flood'came, and took 20 And so he that had received five talents, them all away : so shall also the coming of the came and brought other five talents, saying, Son ot' man be.

Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: 40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall behold, I have gained besides then five talents be taken, and the other len.

more. 41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good the one shall be taken, and the other left and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful

42 | Watch therefore; for ye know not what over a few things, I will inake thee ruler over hour your Lord doth come.

many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 43 Bilt know this, that if the good man of thel 22 He also that had received two talents calme, house had known in what watch the thiet' wouldland said, Lord, diou deliveredst unto me two conie, he would have watched, and would not talents: behold. I have gained two other talents have suffered his house to be broken up. besides them. 44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and

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