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CHAP. Give place to this man;" so thou master of the house was angry, and CHAP XIV.
XIV. wilt begin with shame to take the said to his servant, 'Go out immejo lowest place. But when thou art diately into the streets and lanes of
invited, go and take the lowest the city, and bring in hither the place, that when he who invited poor, and maimed, and lame, and thee cometh, he may say unto thee, blind. And the servant said, “Sir, 22 • Friend, go up higher then thou it is done as thou hast command.
wilt have respect in the presence of ed, and still there is room.' And 23 il the guests. For every one that ex- the master said to his servant, Go
alteth himself shall be brought low, out among the high-ways' and
come in, that my house may be 12 Then he said also to him that in filled.' For I say unto you, norte 24 . and disin- vited him, " When thou makest a of those men who were invited shall
dinner or a supper, invite not al- taste of my supper."
Christ's again, and recompence be made me, and be not ready to forsake disciples. 13 thee. But when thou makesi his father, and mother, and wife, 26
a feast, invite the poor, the maim- and children, and brethren, and
ed, the lame, the blind, because sisters, and even his own life also,
thou shalt be happy, for thou shalt interest of my religion require
disciple. And whosoever doth not 27 15 Now, when one of the guests bear his cross, and come with me Parable of heard these things, he said unto cannot be my disciple. For which 28 the supper. Jesus, “ Happy is he who eateth of you intending to build a tower,
bread in the kingdom of God." doth not sit down first, and com16 But Jesus said unto him, " A cer- pute the expence, whether he have
tain inan made a great supper, and sufficient to complete it? Lest 29 17 invited many; and at supper time, perhaps, after he haih laid the foun
sent his servant to say unto them dation, and is not able to finish it,
that were invited, Come, for all every beholder laugh at him, and 18 things are now ready.' And they say, “This man began to build, and 30
all began alike to excuse them was not able to finish.' Or what 31 selves. The first said, 'I have king going to war against another bought a field, and I must needs go king, doth not stay to consult,
and see it: I beseech thee have me whether he be able with ten thous .. 19 excused. And another said, Isand men to meet him who cometh
have bought five pair of oxen, and against him with twenty thousand?
am going to try them, I beseech | Or else, while he is yet afar off, he 32. 20 thee have me excused. And ano- sendeth an embassy, and desireth
ther said, “I have married a wife, conditions of peace. In like man- 33 21 and therefore I cannot come.' So ner, whosoever among you doth
that servant came, and told his not feel a readiness, if need be to
I That kingdom which God is establish- 3 As the apostles did when they were ing under the Messiah.
sent to preach the gospel to persons of all Thus the Jews rejected the gospel I descriptions.
CHAP. be my disciple. I mean my disci-f them said to his father, "Father, CHAP. XV. " ples to be the salt of the earth, to give me the portion of goods, that XV. 34 preserve mankind from corrup-falleth to my share ;' and he di- The prodi,
tion: Now salt is good in its na vided his substance, so as to allot gal son. tural genuine state ; but if the what he could spare to each of
salt had lost its savour, with what them. And not many days after 13 35 shall it be seasoned ? It is not fit the younger son got all together,
even to manure the land, but is and went into another country, and
had spent all, a great famine arose , CHAP. Then a great number of taxga- | in that land, and he began to be in
• therers, and heathens, drew near | want; so he went and connected 15 Encourage- unto Jesus, to hear him. And the himself with a citizen of that counfinners to neto to Pharisees and Seribes murmured, try, who sent him into his fields to
saying, “ 'This man receiveth sin- feed swine; and he was desirous of 16
he spake this parable unto them, the swine ate, and yet, though he
when he hath found it, he layeth it whilst I am perishing with hunger!
likewise will be in heaven over one and went to his father: But when
ninety and nine righteous persons, him, and had compassion on him,
seek carefully until she find it? | and am no more worthy to be call-
calleth together her friends, and her hired servants. But the father said 22
me, for I have found the piece | best robe, and clothe hiin with it, 10 which I had lost. In like manner, and put a ring on his hands, and
I say unto you, there is joy in the sandals on his feet. And bring the 23
one sinner who repenteth." eat, and be joyful ; for this my son 11 He said also, “A certain man was a dead, and is alive again, he 24 12 had two sons, and the younger of was lost, but is found.
* Joy that is sudden, and lasts but for a obedience is however much better than re-
CHAP. « Now, his elder son was in the he called to him every one of his CHAP : . field, and as he came, and drew master's debtors, and said to the X
near to the house, he heard music first, “How much owest thou to
of the servants to him, and enquir-hundred gallons of oil.' Then the
the servant said unto him, " Thy sit down immediately, and write
he hath received him in good he said, “A hundred measures of
would not go in; his father therefore · Take thy bill, and write eighty.'
he said to his father, “Lo! these steward for the prudence of this un-
gavest me even a kid, that I might than the children of light. I say 9
when this thy son came, who hath friends of these uncertain riches,
lots, thou hast killed for him the ceived into everlasting habita-
unto him, "Son, thou art always “He that is faithful in a very 10
with me, and all that I have is | little is faithful also in much, and True fide32' thine. Yet it was right that we he that is unjust in a very little, is dit
is lity is not
10 altered by should be joyful and glad, for this unjust also in much. If therefore circumthy ? brother was dead, and is alive ye have not been faithful in the unstances.
again, was lost, and is found.” certain riches, who will trust you 11 CHAP. Then Jesus said also to his dis- with the true? And if ye have not 19
V. ciples, " A certain rich man had a been faithful in what passeth from The unjust steward, who was accused to him one to another, who will give you steward. of wasting his substance. And he that which will be for ever your
2 called the steward, and said to own? No servant can serve two 13
stewardship, for thou must not be the other, or hold to one, and ne.
reprored. resolved what to do : that when I unto them, “ Ye are they who ena" am put out of the stewardship, Ideavoured to appear righteous bemay be received into the houses fore men, but God knoweth your 5 of those whom I have obliged. So hearts : for what is highly esteem
To partake of it in common with my-ous persons.
3 Religious persons.
CHAP. ed amongst men is abomination in, will repent.' Then Abraham said CHAP.
to the sight of God. . unto him, “If they hear not Moses *
19 " There was a certain rich man, and the prophets, neither will they 31 Parable of who was clothed in purple and fine| be persuaded, though one rise from
inand Jinen, and feasted sumptuously the dead.” Lazarus. every day. And there was a cer- | Jesus said also to his disciples, “2st CHAP.
20 tain poor man, named Lazarus, must be that temptations come;
full of sores, who was laid at the but alas ! for him by whom they Danger of rich man's porch, desiring to eat come. It were better for him that tempting the crumbs that fell from his table; a millstone were hanged about his
Labout any to sin. 21 moreover the dogs also came, and neck, and he were cast into the 2 22 licked hissores. Now, when the poor sea, than that he should entice one
man died,' he was conveyed by the of these little ones now before me
ly banquet with him ; and the rich thy brother offend against thee, re- Duty of 23 man also died, and was buried; buke him, and if he repent, forgive for
ive forgiving and in the state of death, he lifted him. Even if he offend against when they up his eyes being in torments, and thee seven times a day, and seven repent.
saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus times a day turn unto thee, saying, 4 24 in his bosom. And he called to " I repent,' thou must forgive him."
him, saying, “ Faiher Abraham, And the disciples said unto the 5
and cool my tongue, for I am tor- ye had s faith as a grain of mustard 25 mented in this flame. But Abra- seed, ye might have said to this
ham said, " Son, remember that very • sycamine tree, ' Be thou
he is comforted, and thou art tor- notwithstanding all their altain- The best 26 mented.' And besides all this, be- ments, Jesus said, “ Which of men de
more than tween us and you a great gulf is you will say to his plowman or cheie duty. fixed, so that they who wish to shepherd, at their return from the cross from us to you, or from you field, • Come hither, and sit down
to us, are not able to pass over. immediately at table? Will he 8 27 Then he said to Abrahan, • I be- not rather say, 'Get supper ready,
seech thee, therefore, father, send and prepare thyself to wait upon
him to my father's house ; for I me, whilst I eat and drink, and af. 28 have five brethren ; that he may terwards do thou also eat and
expostulate with them, lest they al- drink!' Is he under any obliga-9
so come into this place of torment.' tion to that servant for doing what 29 Abraham saith unto him, “They he commanded him? I think not.
have Moses and the prophets, let In like manner, say ye also, when 10 30 them hear these.' And he said, ye have done all that was com
“Nay, Father Abraham, but if one manded you, " We are servants
1 The circumstances mentioned in the re- and a neglect of the wants of the afflicted.
CHAP. we have only done what we ought in the days of Noah, so it will be al- CHAP XVII. to have done.”
so in the days of the son of man. XV . And on his way to Jerusalem, They ate, they drank, they married 27 Jesus heals as he was passing through the midst wives, they were given in marriage, ten lepeis ; of Samaria, and Galilee, and was until the day when Noah entered
12 entering a certain village, there the ark, and the flood came, and
met him ten lepers, who stood afar destroyed them all. In like man- 28 13 off, and lifted up their voices, say- ner, as it was also in the days of
ing, “ Jesus, master ! have pity on Lot; they ate, they drank, they 14 us.” And when he saw them, he bought, they sold,' they planted,
said unto them, “Go, show your-they built. But on the day when 29 selves unto the priest.” And as Lot went out of Sodom, fire and
they were going, they were cleans-brimstone were rained down from 15 ed. And one of them, when he heaven, and destroyed them all.
saw that he was healed, turned Even so will it be on the day when 30
back, glorifying God with a loud the son of man is revealed. 16 voice. And fell on his face at the 1 “ In that day, whoever shall be 31
feet of Jesus, giving him thanks ; on the house top, and his goods in directs 17 and he was a Samaritan. Then the house, let him noto come to
to escape. Jesus said, “ Were not the ten down, and take them away; and
cleansed ? but where are the nine ? | in like manner, lèt not him that is
Jesus said unto the man, “ Arise, to save his life, shall lose it, and
life in the cause of truth, shall pre20 Now, having been asked by the serve it. I say unto you, in that 34 corrects a Pharisees, when the kingdom of night there will be two men upon the Phari.
. God was to come, Jesus answered, the same couch, one will be taken sees re- . “ The kingdom of God cometh not away, and the other left. Two 35 specting the with outward show ; nor will men women will be grinding together, kingdom of say of it, 'Lo! here; or lo ! there;' | one will be taken away, and the
for behold the kingdom of God is other left. Two men will be in 36
among you. I am now preaching it." the field, one will be taken away,
22 Then he said to the disciples, and the other left.” And they say 37 warns. - A time will come when ye shall | unto him, " Where, master," and evils to
desire to see one of the' days of he said unto them, " Where the come the son of man, and will not see it. I body is, there will the eagles be ga23 And if any shall say unto you, thered together !!!4
Lo! he is here, or lo! he is there,'| Then too Jesuis showed his dis- CHAP. 24 go not out in search of him. For ciples by this parable, that they XVII.
as the flash of lightning which ought to pray often without being Parable of
under heaven, so will the son of regarded man; and there was a 3
must he suffer many things from to him, saying, "Do me justice
this generation, and be scornfully against my adversary ;' and he re-4 26 rejected by them. And as it was fused for some time; but afterward
S the unjust
Such peaceable days as you now see.
3 But hastily escape by the outer stairs.