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21 thority of the governor. And they asked him, saying,
“ Teacher*, we know that thou speakest and teachest
rightly, and respectest not persons, but teachest the way 22 of God in truth. Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Ce23 sar, or not?” But he perceived their craftiness, and said 24 unto them, “ Why do ye try me? show me a denarius.
Whose image and inscription hath it?” And they an25 swered and said, “ Cesar's.” Then he said unto them,
“ Render therefore unto Cesar the things which are Ce26 sar's; and unto God the things which are God's.” And
they could not take hold of his words before the people :
and they wondered at his answer, and kept silence. 27 Then some of the Sadducees came near to him, who
deny that there is any resurrection; and they asked him, 28 saying, “ Teacher*, Moses hath written unto us, “If any
man's brother die, having a wife, and he die childless, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up
off29 spring to his brother.' Now there were seven brethren : 30 and the first took a wife, and died childless. And the se31 cond took the same wife; and he died childless. And
the third took her; and in like manner the seven also 32 left no children, and died. And last of all the woman 33 also died. At the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of
them doth she become ? for the seven had her as their 34. wife.” And Jesus answered and said unto them, “ The 35 sons of this world marry, and are given in marriage: but
those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world,
and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor 36 are given in marriage: nor indeed can they die any more:
for they are like the angels and sons of God, being sons f
of the resurrection. 37 “ Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed, when
he calleth the Lord who appeared at the bush I, the God
* See Newcome's margin.
of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Ja38 cob. Now he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live to him”.” 39 Then some of the scribes answered and said, “Teach40 ert, thou hast spoken well.” And after that they durst not ask him any further question. 41 Then he said unto them, “How say men that Christ 42 is the son of David P and yet David himself saith in the book of psalms, “Jehovah said unto my Lord, Sit thou 43 on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.” 44 David therefore calleth him Lord: how is he then his son P” 45 Then, in the hearing of all the people, he said to his 46 disciples, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in robes, and love salutations in the market-places, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the chief places at 47 feasts: who devour the families of widows; and for a show make long prayers: these will receive an heavier condemnation.” Ch. xxi. And he looked, and saw the rich men casting their 2 gifts into the treasury. And he saw a certain poor 3 widow also, casting in thither two mites. And he said, “I say truly unto you, that this poor widow hath 4 cast in more than they all. For all these from their abundance have cast in unto the offerings of God: but she from her penury hath cast in all the substance which she had.” 5 AND as some spake of the temple, that it was adorned 6 with goodly stones, and gifts, he said, “As for these things which ye behold, the days will come in which there will not be left one stone upon another, which will
* For all live to him. Who regards the future resurrection as if it were present. ‘Who calleth those things that are not, as though they were. Rom. iv. 17. See Beza, Grotius, and Bishop Pearce. So, Rom. vi. 11, to God signifies, in the counsel and purpose of God. N.
+ Master, N.
not be thrown down.” And they asked him, saying, “Teacher", but when will these things be 2 and what will be the sign when these things are about to be accomplished ” And he said, “Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many will come in my name, saying, “I am the Christ;’ and the time draweth near: go not therefore after them. But when ye shalf hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not immediately.” Then he said unto them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be great earthquakes in many places, and famines, and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. “But before all these things men will lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons; being brought before kings and rulers for the sake of my name. And this will befall you, for a testimonyt unto them. Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what defence ye shall make. For I will give you utterance and wisdom;, which all your adversaries will not be able to gainsty or resist. And ye will be delivered up both by parents, and brethren, and kindred, and friends: and some of you they will cause to be put to death. And ye will be hated by all men for the sake of my name. And yet an hair of your head shall not perish. By your perseverance will ye preserves your lives. “And when ye shall see Jerusalem surrounded with armies, then know that its desolation draweth near. Then let those that are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let those that are within the city depart out; and let not those that are in the country-places enter therein. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are writ
17 18 19
# See Newcome's margin.
ten may be fulfilled. But alas for them that are with child, and for them that give suck in those days for there will be great distress in the land, and anger upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the gentiles, until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled. And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring”; men's hearts failing them for fear and expectation of those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming on a cloud with great power and glory. “And when these things begin to be accomplished, look up and raise your heads: for your redemption draweth near.” And he spake to them a parable: “ Behold the fig-tree, and all the trees: when they now shoot forth, ye see them and know of your ownselves that now the summer is near. So likewise, when ye see these things accomplishing, know ye that the kingdom of God is near. Verily I say unto you, This generation will not pass away till all be accomplished. Heaven and earth will pass away; but my words cannot pass away. “But take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be oppressed by excess, and drunkenness, and the anxious cares of this life; and that day come upon you unawares. For as a snare it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of the whole land. Watch ye therefore and pray continually, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things which will soon come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” And in the day-time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out of the city, and abode in the
* Or, through perplexity at the roaring sea and waves.
38 mount which is called the mount of Olives. And early
in the morning all the people came to him in the temple,
to hear him. CH. XXII. Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called 2 the passover, drew near. And the chief-priests and the
scribes sought how they might safely destroy him: for
they feared the people. 3 Then Satan* entered into Judas surnamed Iscariot, 4 who was of the number of the twelve. And he went
and communed with the chief-priests and the captains
of the temple, how he might deliver Jesus up unto them. 5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. 6 And he promised, and sought for a convenient oppor
tunity to deliver Jesus up unto them apart from the mul.
titude. 7 Then came the day of unleavened bread, on which the 8 passover was to be killed. And Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare for us the passover,
that 9 we may eat it.” And they said unto him, « Where wilt 10 thou that we prepare it ?" And he said unto them,
“ Behold, when ye are entered into the city, a man will
meet you, carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into 11 the house where he goeth in. And ye shall say to the
owner of the house, « The Teachert saith unto thee,
Where is the guest-chamber, in which I may eat the pass12 over with my disciples ?' And he will show you a large 13 upper room furnished: there make ready.”
went, and found as he said unto them: and they made
ready the passover. 14 And when the hour was come, he placed himself at 15 table, together with the twelve apostles I. And he said
* Satan, i. e. an evil disposition, a covetous spirit, by which he expected to defrand the priests and enemies of Jesus out of a sum of money, by delivering his master into their hands, who, he thought, no doubt, would easily escape from them. See the hote on Luke xiii. 16. + See Newcome's margin.
Gr. he reclined, and the twelve apostles with him.