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cause thee to offend, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than, having two eyes, to be cast into hell-fire; where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched. For every one shall be salted with fire: and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost its saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves; and be at peace one with another.”

CH x. AND he arose thence, and cometh into the borders of 2 Judea, by the further side of Jordan: and the mul

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titudes resort to him again: and, as he was wont, he taught them again. And the Pharisees came near, and asked him, “Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife?” trying him. And he answered and said unto them, “What did Moses command you ?” And they said, “Moses suffered us to write a bill of divorcement, and to put her away.” And Jesus answered and said unto them, “For the perverseness of your heart he wrote you this precept. But from the beginning of the creation God made them a male and a female. ‘For this cause a man will leave his father and mother, and cleave to his wife; and they two will bé one flesh.’ So that they are no more two; but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.” And in an house his disciples asked him again of the same matter. And he saith unto them, “Whosoever shall put away his wife, and shall marry another, committeth adultery against her. And if a woman shall put away her husband, and shall be married to another, she committeth adultery.” And some brought little children to him, that he might touch them: and his disciples rebuked those who brought them. But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto them, “Suffer the little children to come unto me, [and] forbid them not: for of such-like

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soever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he can by no means enter therein.” And he took them in his arms, put his hands on them, and blessed them. And as he went forth into the way, one ran, and kneeled down to him, and asked him, “Good Teacher", what shall I do that I may inherit everlasting life 2" And Jesus said unto him, “Why callest thou me good? there is none good, but one, that is God. Thou knowest the commandments, “Do not commit adultery; Do no murder; Do not steal; Do not bear false witness; Defraud not ; Honour thy father and mother.” And he answered and said unto him, “Teacher", all these things I have kept from my youth.” Then Jesus looked on him, and loved him, and said unto him, “One thing thou wantest: go, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to [the] poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, [take up the cross, and J follow me.” And he was sad at those words, and went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. And Jesus looked round about, and saith to his disciples, “With what difficulty will those that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!” And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus spake again, and saith unto them, “Children, how difficult is it for those who trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier that a camel should go through the eye of a needle, than that a rich man should enter into the kingdom of God.” And they were exceedingly amazed, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved 2" And Jesus looked on them, and saith, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.” Peter began to say, unto him, “Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.” Jesus answered and said, ‘Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or * N. m. Master, N. t.

father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my

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an hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions”; and in the world to come everlasting life. But many that are first will be last; and the last first.” And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them : and they were astonished; and, as they followed, were afraid. And he again took unto him the twelve, and began to tell them the things which were about to befal him: “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him up to the gentiles: and these will scoffatt him, and will scourge him, and will spit on him, and will kill him: and the third day he will rise again.” And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, “Teacher £, we request that thou wouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask.” And he said unto them, “What request || ye that I should do for you ?” Then they said unto him, “Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory.” But Jesus said unto them, “Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup which I am to drink of P and be baptized with the baptism which I am to be baptized with ?” And they said unto him, “We can.” And Jesus said unto them, “Ye will drink indeed of the cup which I am to drink of; and will be baptized with the baptism with which I am to be baptized: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give, but to those for whom it is prepared.” And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with 42 indignation against James and John. But Jesus called

* Or, as some read, after persecution. Bishop Tearce and Dr. Owen consider these words as a gloss. N. + deride, N. † Newcome's margin. | desire, N.

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them to him, and saith unto them, “Ye know that those who" rule over the gentiles have dominion over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever desireth to be great among you, must be your servant: and whosoever desireth to be chief of you, must be the slave of all. For even the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve; and to give his life a ransom for manyt.”

And they come to Jericho: and as he was going out of Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimeus, that is, the son of Timeus, sat by the way-side, begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and to say, “Jesus, thou son of David, have pity on me.” And many rebuked him, that he might keep silence: but he cried out much more, Thou son of David, have pity on me.” And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying unto him, “Be of good courage, rise; he calleth thee.” And he cast away his mantle, and rose up, and came to Jesus. And Jesus spake and saith unto him, “What desirest thou that I should do unto thee ?” Then the blind man said unto him, “Masteri, that I may receive my sight.” And Jesus said unto him, “Depart: thy faith hath restored thee.” And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

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phagé, and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his disciples, and saith unto them, “Go into the town over-against you : and immediately as ye enter into it, ye will find a colt tied, whereon no man ever sat: 3 loose it, and bring it to me. And if any one say unto

* See Abp. Newcome's note. His version is, “who seem worthy to rule.”

f i. e. a means of deliverance for all mankind. See Matt. xx. 28; Theolog. Repos. vol. i. p. 206.

f Rabboni, i. e. My great master.

you, ‘Why do ye this P’ say, ‘The Master hath need of

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went away, and found a colt tied by a door without, in a place where two ways met; and they loose it. And some of those who stood there said unto them, “What do ye, loosing the colt 2." And they said to the men as Jesus had commanded; and the men sent them away. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their mantles on it: and he sat on it. And many spread their mantles in the way: and others cut down boughs off the trees, and strewed them in the way. And those who went before, and those who followed, cried out, saying, “ Hosanna “: Blessed be he who cometh in the name of the Lord. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, which cometh [in the name of the Lord:] Hosanna" in the highest heavens.” And [Jesus] entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and the evening was now come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve. And when they were come from Bethany on the morrow, he was hungry. And when he saw a fig-tree at a distance, having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find any thing upon it; (but when he came to it, he

found nothing but leaves;) for the season of gathering

of figs was not come. And Jesus spake and said unto it, * Let no man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever.” And his disciples heard it. And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to drive out those who sold and bought in the temple: and he overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of those who sold doves; and would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them,

* Save now, N.

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