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Exhortation to faith in prayer.

ST. MARK.

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n Matt, 21.19.

|Or, Have

the faith of God, o Matt. 17.20.

& 21. 21,
Luke 17. 6.

p Matt. 7. 7. Luke 11. 9. John 14. 13.

17 And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but k ye have made it a den of thieves.

18 And the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine.

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19 And when even was come, he went out of the city.

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20 T" And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.

21 And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away.

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, || Have faith in God.

23 For "verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.

24 Therefore I say unto you, P What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye re& 15.7. & 16.ceive them, and ye shall have them. 25 And when ye stand praying, 1 forgive, if ye have aught against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.

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James 1.5.6.

g Matt. 6. 14. Col. 3. 13.

r Matt. 18, 35.

Luke 20. 1.

26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

27 And they come again to Jerua Matt. 21. 23. Salem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders,

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28 And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things?

29 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things.

The parable of the vineyard.

30 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men ? answer me.

31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him?

32 But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: people for tall men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.

33 And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

CHAPTER XII.

1 In a parable of the vineyard let out to unthankful husbandmen, Christ forctelleth the reprobation of the Jews, and the calling of the Gentiles. 13 He avoideth the snare of the Pharisees and Herodians about paying tribute to Cesar: 18 convinceth the error of the Sadducees, who denied the resurrection: 28 resolveth the scribe, who questioned of the first commandment: 35 refuteth the opinion that the scribes held of Christ: 38 bidding the people to beware of their ambition and hypocrisy: 41 and commendeth the poor widow for her two mites, above all.

AND ahe began to speak unto

them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and digged a place for the winefat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country.

2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard.

3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled.

5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some.

6 Having yet therefore one son, his well beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son.

7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours.

8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard.

9 What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others.

A. D. 33.

t Matt. 3.5, & 14. 5. ch. 6. 20,

Matt. 21. 33. Luke 20. 9.

10 And have ye not read this Scripture; b The stone which the b Pa. 118. 22. builders rejected is become the head of the corner:

11 This was the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

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13 Td And they send unto him cerd Matt. 22.15. tain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. 14 And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not?

Valuing of our money seven pence halfpenny, as Matt. 18. 28.

• Matt, 22, 23. Luke 20. 27.

f Acts 23. 8.

g Deut, 25, 5.

h 1 Cor. 15.42, 49. 52.

1 Ex. 3, 6.

k Matt. 22,25.

15 Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it.

16 And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Cesar's.

17 And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Cesar the things that are Cesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

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18 Then come unto him the Sadducees, f which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying,

19 Master, 5 Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

20 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed.

21 And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise.

22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.

23 In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.

24 And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the Scriptures, neither the power of God?

25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but hare as the angels which are in heaven.

26 And as touching the dead, that they rise; have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly err.

28 ¶ k And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him,

The poor widow's two mites.

A. D. 33.

Which is the first commandment of all? 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God 1Deut. 6. 4. is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Luke 10, 27.

Matt. 22. 39. Rom. 13. 9. Gal. 5. 14. James 2. 8.

31 And the second is like, namely this, m Thou shalt love thy neigh-m Lov. 19. 18. bour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. 32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; "and there is none other but he:

33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, "is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

35 ¶¶ And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David?

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36 For David himself said "by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his son? And the common people heard him gladly.

n Deut. 4. 3. Is. 45, 6, 14. & 46. 9.

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38 T And the said unto them in his doctrine, "Beware of the scribes, u Matt. 23. 1, which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,

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39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:

&c. Luke 20. 46. x Luke 11.43.

40 y Which devour widows' houses, | y Matt. 23.14. and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

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41 T2 And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treas- A piece of ury: and many that were rich cast in much.

42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two || mites, which make a farthing.

43 And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury: 44 For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

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The signs of

A. D. 33.

a Matt. 24. 1. Luke 21. 5.

CHAPTER XIII.

ST. MARK.

1 Christ foretelleth the destruction of the temple: 9 the persecutions for the gospel: 10 that the gospel must be preached to all nations: 14 that great calamities shall happen to the Jews: 24 and the manner of his coming to judgment: 32 the hour whereof being known to none, every man is to watch and pray, that we be not found unprovided, when he cometh to each one particularly by death.

Christ's second coming.

readeth understand,) then Plet them that be in Judea flee to the mountains:

15 And let him that is on the housetop not go down into the house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house:

16 And let him that is in the field not turn back again for to take up his garment.

17 But woe to them that are with

AND a as he went out of the tem- child, and to them that give suck in

ple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones and what buildings are here!

those days!

18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter.

A. D. 33.

p Luke 21.21.

Luke 21, 23. *& 23. 29.

& 12. 1, Joel 2, 1. Matt. 21. 21.

19 For in those days shall be afflic-Dan. 9. 26. 2 And Jesus answering said unto tion, such as was not from the behim, Seest thou these great build-ginning of the creation which God created unto this time, neither shall be.

b Luke 19. 44. ings? bthere shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

c Matt. 24, 3. Luke 21. 7.

d Jer. 29. 8. Eph. 5. 6.

1 Thess. 2. 3.

Matt. 24. 8. The word in

the original importeth the pains of

a woman in

travail.

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,

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4 Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled?

5 And Jesus answering them began to say, d Take heed lest any man deceive you:

6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.

7 And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet.

8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. ||

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9 T But ftake heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall be Matt. 10. 17, brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them.

18. & 24. 9. Rev. 2-19.

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Luko 21. 29, &c.

28 Now learn a parable of the figy Matt 24.32. tree: When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near:

29 So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.

30 Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done.

31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass | Is. 40. 8. away.

32 T But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

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A conspiracy against Christ.

A. D. 33.

o Matt. 24. 42, 44.

a Matt. 26. 2. Luke 22. 1. John 11. 55. & 13. 1.

b Matt. 26. 6.

See Luke 7.

37.

ST. MARK.

A. D. 33.

Christ foretelleth the traitor. work, and commanded the porter to | passover, his disciples said unto him, watch. Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the passover?

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13 And he sendeth forth two of his

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know
not when the master of the house
cometh, at even, or at midnight, or
at the cockcrowing, or in the morn-disciples, and saith unto them, Go
ing:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch.

CHAPTER XIV,

1 A conspiracy against Christ. 3 Precious ointment is poured on his head by a woman. 10 Judas selleth his Master for money. 12 Christ himself foretelleth how he shall be betrayed of one of his disci ples: 22 after the passover prepared, and eaten, instituteth his supper: 26 declareth aforehand the flight of all his disciples, and Peter's denial. 43 Judas betrayeth him with a kiss. 46 He is apprehended in the garden, 53 falsely accused, and impiously condemned of the Jews' council: 65"shamefully abused by them: 66 and thrice denied of Peter.

AFTER "two days was the feast ened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.

2 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.

ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water: follow him.

14 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples? 15 And he will shew you a large upper room furnished and prepared: there make ready for us.

16 And his disciples went forth, and had said unto them: and they made came into the city, and found as he ready the passover.

17 f And in the evening he cometh Matt. 26. 20, with the twelve.

18 And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One

of you which eateth with me shall 19 And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?

20 And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish.

&c.

Luke 22, 22.

21 The Son of man indeed goeth,g Matt. 26. 24. 3 Tb And being in Bethany, in the as it is written of him: but woe to John 12. 1.3. house of Simon the leper, as he sat that man by whom the Son of man at meat, there came a woman hav-is betrayed! good were it for that ing an alabaster box of ointment of man if he had never been born. spikenard very precious; and she 22 T h And as they did eat, Jesush Matt. 26.26 brake the box, and poured it on his took bread, and blessed, and brake head. it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

[Or, pure nard, or, liquid nard.

[See Matt. 18. 28.

o Deut. 15. 11.

4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?

5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. 6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a good work on me.

7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have not always.

8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.

9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her. 10 Td And Judas Iscariot, one of Luke 22.3.4. the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.

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23 And he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it.

24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.

25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God. 26 ¶ i And when they had sung hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

Luka 22. 19. 1 Cor. 11. 23.

iMatt. 26, 30. Or, psalm.

Matt. 26.31.

a 27 k And Jesus saith unto them, All | ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will 1 Zech. 13. 7. smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

28 But after that I am risen, I will m ch, 16. 7. go before you into Galilee.

29 "But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.

30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.

31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.

n Matt. 26.33, 31.

Luke 22, 33,

34.

John 13. 37,

38,

Christ's agony in the garden.

A. D. 33.

o Matt. 26.36. Luke 22, 39 John 18. 1.

p John 12. 27.

q Rom. 8. 15. Gal. 4, 6. r Heb. 5. 7. s John 5, 90. & 6. 38.

ST. MARK.

32 "And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray.

33 And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy;

34 And saith unto them, P My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.

35 And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

36 And he said, " Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt.

37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?

t Rom. 7. 23. into temptation.

Gal. 5, 17,

u John 13. 1.

Matt 26.46.

John 18. 1,2. y Matt. 26.47. Luke 22. 47.

John 18. 3.

38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. 39 And again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. 40 And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.

41 And he cometh the third time, and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, "the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

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42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand.

43 And immediately, while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.

44 And he that betrayed him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. 45 And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to him, and saith, Master, Master; and kissed him. 46 ¶ And they laid their hands on him, and took him.

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He is falsely accused.

A. D. 33.

52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked. 53 T And they led Jesus away to Matt. 26.57. the high priest: and with him were assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.

Luke 22. 54. John 18. 13.

54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. 55 d And the chief priests and all d Matt, 26.59. the council sought for for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none.

56 For many bare false witness against him, but their witness agreed not together.

57 And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,

John 2. 19,

58 We heard him say, I will de- ch. 15. 29. stroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. 59 But neither so did their witness agree together.

60 And the high priest stood up fMatt. 26, 62. in the midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

61 But he held his peace, and g Is. 63. 7. answered nothing. h Again theh Matt. 26.63, high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed?

& 26, 64, Luke 22. 69.

62 And Jesus said, I am: iand ye i Matt. 24. 30. shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

63 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further witnesses?

64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. 65 And some began to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.

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66 ¶ k And as Peter was beneath in | k Matt. 26,58, the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:

67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast withi Jesus of Nazareth.

68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.

Luke 22. 55. John 18. 16.

69 1 And a maid saw him again, and 1 Matt, 26, 71. began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.

Luke 22, 58. John 18. 25.

Luke 22, 59. John 18, 26.

70 And he denied it again. m And m Matt.26.73. a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: "for thou art a Galilean, Acta 2. 7. and thy speech agreeth thereto.

71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.

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