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“If the condition of a man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.” But he said unto them, “All men cannot receive these words; but they only to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs, who were so born from their mother's womb : and there are eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. He that is able to receive these words*, let him receive them.” Then were brought to him little children, that he might put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked those who brought them. But Jesus said, “Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such-like is the kingdom of heaven.” And he put

his hands on them, and departed thence.

And, behold, one came near, and said unto him, “[Good] Teachert, what good thing shall I do, that I may have everlasting life P” And Jesus said unto him, “Why askest thou me concerning good P One only is good}. But if thou desire to enter into life, keep the commandments.” He saith unto Jesus, “Which " And Jesus said, “Thou shalt do no murther: Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal : Thou shalt not bear false witness: Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” The young man saith unto him, “All these things I have kept from my youth: what want I more ?” Jesus said unto him, “If thou desire to be perfect, go and sell what thou hast, and give it to the poor; and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.” But when the young man heard these words, he went away sorrowful : for he had great possessions.

* them, N. + Master, N. See the margin.

: This reading is supported by the best authorities. See Newcome and Griesbach. The received text reads, Why callest thou me good There is none good but one, that is, God.

23 Then said Jesus to his disciples, “Verily I say unto you, that a rich man will with difficulty enter into the 24 kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for * a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” 25 But when his disciples heard it, they were greatly amazed, 26 saying, “Who then can be saved 7” But Jesus looked on them, and said unto them, “With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.” 27 Then answered Peter, and said unto him, “Lo, we have left all, and followed thee : what shall we have 28 therefore ?” And Jesus said unto them, “Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, yourselves also shall sit on twelve thrones, 29 judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for the sake of my name, shall receive an hundred-fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. 30 “But many that are first will be last; and the last first. Ch. xx. For the kingdom of heaven is like an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into 2 his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labourers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others 4 standing idle in the market-place, and said unto them, * Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right 5 I will give you.’ And they went. Again he went out about 6 the sixth and ninth hour, and did in like manner. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing [idle], and saith unto them, ‘Why stand ye here all the 7 day idle ** They say unto him, “Because no man hath

* that a camel should, &c. N.

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hired us.” He saith unto them, ‘Go ye also into the vineyard; [and whatever is right ye shall receive.]' So when evening was come, the owner of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire; and begin from the last, unto the first.’ And when they came who were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a denarius. But when the first came, they supposed that they should receive more; and they also received every man a denarius. And when they had received it, they murmured against the householder, saying, ‘These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burthen and heat of the day.” But he answered one of them and said, ‘Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a denarius P Take what is thine, and depart: now it is my will to give unto this

5 last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do

what I will with mine own 2 is thine eye evil, because I
am good P” Thus the last will be first, and the first last:
for many are called, but few chosen.”
And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took unto
him the twelve [disciples] privately on the way, and said

unto them, “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem':

and the Son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests and scribes, who will condemn him to death, and will deliver him up to the gentiles, that they may deride and scourge and crucify him: and the third day he will rise again.” Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came near to him together with her sons, doing him obeisance, and asking a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, “What desirest thou?” She saith unto him, “Command that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom.” But Jesus answered and said, “Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye





drink of the cup which I am about to drink of"?” They say unto him, “We can.” Then he saith unto them, “Ye will drink indeed of my cupt: but to sit on my right hand, and on [my] left, is not mine to give, but to those for whom it is prepared by my Father.” And when the Ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, “Ye know that the rulers of the gentiles have dominion over them, and the great ones exercise authority upon them. It shall not be so among you; but whosoever desireth to be great among you, let him be your servant; and whosoever desireth to be chief among you, let

28 him be your slave: even as the Son of man came not to be

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served, but to serve; and to give his life a ransom for
many í.”
And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude
followed him. And, behold, when two blind men, who
were sitting by the way-side, heard that Jesus was passing
by, they cried out, saying, “Have pity on us, Sir, thou
son of David.” Then the multitude rebuked them that
they might keep silence; but they cried the more,
saying, “Have pity on us, Sir, thou son of David.”
Then Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, “What
desire ye that I should do unto you ?” They say unto
him, “Sir, that our eyes may be opened.” So Jesus had
compassion on them, and touched their eyes; and imme-
diately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
* and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with ? R. T.
+ and will be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with, R. T.
: The word translated ransom, signifies the price paid for the liberty of a slave: and,
figuratively, any means of deliverance from bondage. So Deut. vii. 8, God is said to
have redeemed, or ransomed, “the Israelites out of the house of bondage, from the
hand of Pharaoh,” not by paying a price for them, but by the splendid and awful mi-
racles which he wrought for their deliverance. See also Deut. ix. 26, xiii. 5; Neh. i. 10.
In like manner, the many, that is, all mankind, (Matt. xxvi. 28; Rom. v. 15, 18,) be-
ing in bondage to the Mosaic ritual, or to heathen superstition, are ransomed by the
death of Christ, which is the means of their deliverance: not as the suffering of a sub-

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stitute, but as the seal and ratification of a new and better covenant. See Newcome, Pearce, and Priestley on the text.

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come to Bethphagé, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying unto them, “Go into the town over against you, and immediately ye will find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say, ‘The Master hath need of them:” and immediately he will send them.” Now this was done, so that it was fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, “Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy king cometh unto thee, meek, and riding upon an ass, even a colt the foal of an ass.” And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them; and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their mantles, and he sat thereon. And a very great multitude spread their mantles in the way; and others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. And the multitudes who went before, and who followed, cried, saying, “ Hosanna" to the Son of David: blessed be he who cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest heavens.” o, And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this 2" And the multitudes said, “This is the prophet Jesus, of Nazareth in Galilee.” And Jesus went into the temple [of God,) and drove out all those who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of those who sold doves, and saith unto them, “It is written, ‘My house shall be called the house of prayer;’ but ye have made it a den of robbers.” And the blind and the lame came near to him in the temple; and he restored them. And when the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonderful things which he did, and the children crying

* Save now, N, The meaning of the Hebrew word is, Save, we beseech thee.

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