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CHAP. The men of Nineveh will rise up are like decayed tombs, and men CHAP.
in judgment with this race, and will are not aware, when they walk 21.
thou reproachest us also.” But he 46
that they who come in may see the | borne ; but ye yourselves touch 34 light. The eye is the lainp of the not the burdens with one of your
body; when therefore thine eye is fingers. Alas! for you, because 47
ened, but if it be disordered, then and your fathers slew thein. For 48 35 thy body is in darkness. Take thus ye declare that ye consent not
heed therefore, that the 'light which to the deeds of your fathers, know36 is in thee be not darkness: then if ing them to be wrong, since they
thy whole body be enlightened, indeed killed them, and ye build
. of you, the wisdom of God hath Grievous, 37 Now after he had spoken this, a also said, I will send unio them qui
jews. Hypocrisy Pharisee asked him to dine with prophets and apostles, and some of fitect
Fade him; so he went in and sat down thein they will kill, and persecute
saw that he did not wash his hands prophets which has been shed from
in water before dinner, he was the foundation of the world, will 39 astonished. And the Lord said be required of this generation ;
unto him, " Now ye Pharisces from the blood of Abel to the blood 51
and dish, but leave the inside full tween the altar and ihe temple; 40 of rapine and wickedness, Ye yea I say unto you so great will be
foolish inen! Doth not he who your wickedness and so exemplary
cleaneth the outside usually clean your punishment, that it will seem 41 the inside also ? Rather than at- as if it was required of this very
tend to external washings give alms generation. Alas! for you ye 52
hold! all things are clean to you." taken away the key ot' know42 “ Alas! for you Pharisees, for ledge, so that ye go not in your severely ye pay tithe of mint and rue and selves, and hinder those that are proved. every herb, but pass over justice going in.”
and the love of God; these things Now while he was saying these 53
ye ought to do, and not leave the things unto them, the Scribes and Eraged 43 other undone. Alas! for you Pha- the Pharisees began to be greatly isus
risees, for ye love the first seats in enraged, and to provoke him to
the synagogues, and greetings in speak rashly of other inatters, lying 44 the streets. Alas! for you Scribes in wait for him, and seeking
and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye to catch something out of his
I The understanding.
3 The wisdom of God means the wise Gode
bich shalte is nothing in eritance.", me my share of my immo
said, wn my ba mmil store
CHAP. mouth by which they might ac- | ye must defend yourselves, or CHAP. XI. cuse him.
what ye must say, for the holy CHAP When many thousands of the spirit will teach you at that mo->
mia multitude were gathered together, ment what ye ought to say.". Caution against by. so that they trod upon each other, Then one of the multitude said 13 pocrisy i Jesus began to say to his disciples, unto him, “ Master, bid my immode66 Above all things beware of the brother give me my share of our !
open, and hidden that will not be said unto those about him, " Take
man brought forth plentifully, and minded4 “ Now I say unto you, my he reasoned within himself, . What fearful friends, Fear not those who kill shall I do, for I have no place 17 ness ;. the body, and afterwards can do where. I can store my crops ?'.
5 no more; but I will show you And he said, "This will I do, 18
into hell: yea I say unto you fear all my produce and my goods.
for two farthings ? yet even one of thou hast many goods laid up for
these is not forgotten before God : several years, take thine ease, eat, 7 but the very hairs of your head are drink, regale thyself.' But God 20 all numbered. Fear not, there- said unto him, Thoughtless fore, ye are of more value than man! this night shall thy soul be many sparrows."
8 " I say also unto you, Whoso- will these things be which thou denying ever shall acknowledge me before hast provided! So it is with that 21 Christ;
men, him the son of man also will person who layeth up treasure for
acknowledge in the presence of the himself, and is not rich towards 9 angels of God. But he who de- God.” nieth me before men, shall be de- ! Then he said to his disciples, 22 nied in the presence of the angelsi“ Therefore I say unto you, be not Anxiety
at for the 10 of God. And every one who anxious for your life what ye must
present speaketh a word against the son of eat, nor for your body what you must life, man may be forgiven, but he put on. Life is better than food; 23 who 'speaketh wickedly against and the body than raiment. Con- 24 the holy spirit will not be for- sider the ravens, they sow not, given.
neither do they reap, they have nei11 “ And when ye are brought to ther storehouse nor barn ; yet God anxiety in synagogues, and before rulers and feedeth them. How much better
magistrates, be not anxious how are ye than the birds. Now which 25
me before will these thingse
I He who resists all the evidence arising fore cannot be forgiven.
CHAP. of you, with all his anxiety can the second watch, or come in the CHAP. Xll. add a single cubit to his life. If third watch, and find them so preo 26 then ye cannot do the least pared, happy are those servanis.
thing, why are you anxious about Now ye know this, that if the 39 27 the rest ? Consider how the lilies master of the house had known at
grow, they neither labour nor what hour the thief would come,
Solomon in all his glory was not have suffered his house to be brok28 arrayed like one of these. If God en into. Therefore be ye also 40
then so clothe the herb which to-ready, for the son of man cometh
how much more will he clothe you, ter, speakest thou this parable unto extends to 29 () ye of little faith? Wherefore us, or to all likewise ?” And the all.
seek not with anxiety and suspense Lord said, intimating that he 42
what ye must eat, or what ye must meant it for all according to their 30 drink, for all these things the na- | respective abilities, and opportul
tions of the world are seeking af-nities of doing good, Who then
ter, and your Father knoweth that is that prudent and faithful steward, 31 ye need these things. But seek whom his master will place over
rather the kingdom of God, and his household, to give them their
at his coming shall find so doing. 32 - Fear not, little flock, for it is Verily I say unto you, he will 44 A dis- your Father's good pleasure to give make him ruler over all his sub. use of
of you the happiness of his heavenly stance. But if that servant shall 4.5
give alms : provide yourselves the men-servants, and the maid-
spent, where no thief approacheth, servant will come in a day when he 34 nor moth consumeth. For where I looketh not for him, and in an
your treasure is, there will your hour of which he is not aware, and
will cut him asunder, and appoint 35 “Let your loins be girded about, hiin his portion with the unfaithful. cessity and your lamps burning, and be “And that servant who knew 47 - yourselves like servants expecting his master's will, and prepared not The une . pared,
their master's return from the wed himself, nor did according to his parent 36 ding feast, that as soon as he co I will, shall be beaten with many nished in
meth, and knocketh, the door stripes. But he who knew it in a different 37 may be opened for him. Happy much less degree, and committed degrees.
are those servants whom their things worthy of stripes, shall be 43
down to table, and come and wait the more will be demanded where 28 upon them. And if he come in much was entrusted.
* Jesus probably meant his coming at the general each man's death may be considered destruction of Jerusalem, To Christians in as the coming of Christ.
CHAP.' “ You will have great need of! Now some came to tell Jesus at CHAR
Xll, vigilance, and preparation, since that time concerning those Galile- * The abuse divisions and persecutions will pre- ans, whose blood Pilate had ming. The pur of Christ's vail; for I came to send fire on led with their sacrifices.
Tecnie nishment seligion.
4g the earth; and what do I wish more, I answered, " Think ye that these warning &
since it is already kindled ? Now Galileans were sinners above all the others. 50 this I wish. I have a 'baptism to Galileans, because they suffered 2
be baptized with, and how am such things ? I tell you, No: but 3
I distressed until it be accom-unless ye repent, ye will all perish 51 plished! Think ye that I came to in such as manner. Or those 4
give peace on earth. I say unto eighteen, on whom the tower in Si. 52 you, No, but only division. For loam fell and slew them ; think ye
henceforth, if there be five in one that they were sinners above all the
house, three will be divided against inhabitants of Jerusalem. I tells
ther will be divided against his son, will all perish in like manner.”
against her mother-in law," • Lo! these three years I come
54 Then he said also to the multi- seeking fruit on this fig-tree and Duty of tude, " When ye see a cloud rising find none; cut it down, why doth 7 rightly. s from the west, ye say, 'It will be it even encumber the ground?' But 8'
rain very shortly,' and so it is, he answered, Master, let it alone 55 And when the south wind blows, this year also, until I dig about it
'ye say it will be hot,' and so it is. and dung it; then perhaps it may 9
appearance of the sky and the earth, I down."
other cases, so in this I advise you he laid his hands upon her, and im-
goest with thine adversary to the glorified God. But the ruler of 14
and the officer cast thee into pri- work should be done, come there
not come out thence, until thou not on the Sabbath day.” Upon 15 hast paid the very last farthing." this the Lord answered, “ Thou
one of the synonymer e sey eight be
CHAP. hypocrite! doth not any of you 1 part from this place, for Heród CHAP. Alll. loose his ox or his ass from the I meaneth to kill thee.” And he saith IV,
stall on the Sabbath, and lead him unto them, “Go, tell that crafty, Jesus dis16 away to water him? And ought cruel prince, behold! I cast out the
not this woman, a daughter of demons, and perform cures to-day tipas ; Abraham, whom 'Satan hath and to-morrow, and on the 'third 32 bound, lo ! these eighteen years, be day I end my course. But I must 33
loosed from this bond on the Sab- needs go on to-day, and to-mor17 bath-day.” And when he had row, and on the third day I must
said these things, all his opposers die ; for it cannot be that a pro-
killest the prophets, and stonest laments 22 And he taught in cities and villa-them that are sent unto thee, how :
salem ; Impenitent ges as he pursued his way to Jeru- often would I have gathered thy inst to be salem. Then one said unto him, children together as a hen gather
“ Master, will but few be saved ?" eth her brood under her wings ! but
to enter in by the strait door; for bitation shall be left by you deso-
sufficiently active and zealous, will come when ye shall say, “ Blessed 25 not be able. When once the mas- is he who cometh in the name of
ter of the house hath risen to shut the Lord.”
. man on the 26 whence ye are.' Then ye will be there was before him a certain man Sabbath.
gin to say, “We have eaten and that had a dropsy. Wherefore Je- 3
drunk in thy presence, and thou sus spake to the teachers of the law 27 hast taught in our streets. And and Pharisees, saying, “ Is it law
he will say, "I tell you, I know not ful to heal on the Sabbath ?" And
whence ye are; depart from me, all they were silent. And he took, and 4 38 ye workers of iniquity. There healed him, and sent him away, and
will be weeping and gnashing of said unto them, “ Which of you, 5
prophets, in the kingdom of God, the Sabbath-day?” And they were 6 29 and yourselves turned out. And not able to answer these things. .
there will come from the east, and Then on occasion of his observ- 7
ole this porable and humi
" lity recomsit at table in the kingdom of God. When thou art invited by any mended; 30 But behold! some that are last one to a marriage teast, do not 8
will be first, and there are first who place thyself on the first seat, lest a
inore honourable man than thou have 31 The same day some Pharisees been invited ; and he that invited 9
came to him, and said, “ Go, de- thee and him come and say to thee,
In the popular language of the Jews, agency of supposed evil spirits. diseases and infirmities were atti ibuted to the ela a short time.