« PreviousContinue »
CHAP. he said within himself, 5 Though for of such like is the kingdom of CHAP.
4. I neither fear God, nor regard man, God composed. Verily I say unto
me, I will do her justice, lest by the kingdom of God as a little
said, “ Hear what this unjust judge And a certain ruler asked him, 18
for his chosen, who cry unto him I do to inherit eternal life?". But ruler.
do them justice speedily. Never-good but one, that is God. Thou 20
not bear false testimony. "Ho9 Then he spake also this parable nour thy father, and thy mother." The proud concerning such as are vainly con- | And he said, " All these things 21 Fisec. fident of their own righteousness, I have I kept from my youth.” Now, 22
and treat others with disdain. when Jesus heard this, he said, 10 “Two men went up into the tem-" Thou yet lackest one thing ; sell «.
ple to pray į the one a Pharisee, the all that thou hast, and distribute to Il other a taxgatherer. The Pharisee the poor, and thou shalt have trea
standing by himself prayed thus, sure in heaven ; and come, follow
pressors, unjust, adulterers, or even exceedingly rich. Then Jesus see- 24 12 as this taxgatherer. I fast twiceing him very sorrowful, said, “How
a week; I pay tithes of all that I unwillingly will they who have 13 possess. But the taxgatherer stand- riches ? come into the kingdom of
ing afar off, would not even lift up God! For a camel will more easily 25 his eyes to heaven, but smote upon pass through a needle's eye, than a
his breast, saying, O God, be rich man coine into the kingdom
unto you, this man went home said, “ What rich man then can be
humbleth hiinself shall be exalted.” “ Lo! we have left all, and follow- .
15 Now, some brought to him little ed thee." And Jesus answered, 29 I children, that he might touch them; “ Not one of you hath given up
but his disciples when they saw it, house, or parents, or brethren, or 16 rebuked them. Jesus, however, wife, or children, for the sake of
called the children to him, and the kingdom of God, who shall 30
there will the sword of the Romans, whose execute vengeance.
termined followers of Christ.
CHAP, the world to come everlasting was ; but could not from among CHAP. XIX, life.”
the multitude, because he was of
XIX. 31 Then he took the twelve aside, low stature: so he ran forward and 4 Jesus fore- and said unto them, “ Behold! we climbed up into a sycamore tree to
hise. are going up to Jerusalem, and all see Jesus, who was about to pass sufferings ;
'the things that have been written that way. And when Jesus came 5
by the prophets will be accom- to the place, he looked up, and 32 plished in the son of man. For he saw him, and said unto him,
will be delivered up to the Gentiles, " Zaccheus, make haste, and come
and will be derided, and shameful-down, for I mean to stay at thy 33 ly treated, and spit on; and he will house to-day.” So he made haste 6
be scourged, and killed; but on the and came down, and joyfully enter
third day he will return to life.” tained Jesus. And very many of 7 34 And they understood none of these the people present when they saw
things, and the meaning of what he this, murmured, saying, “ He is
of bad character.” Then Zacche-S 35 Now, while he was at Jericho, us stood up, and said unto the cures a nigh unto Jerusalem, a certain Lord,, " Behold! master, the half
man. blind man sat by the way-side, beg- of my goods I give to the poor, and 36 ging; and hearing the multitude if I have wronged any man in any
passing by, he asked what it meant. thing, I restore four fold.” Then 9 37 And they told him that Jesus of Jesus said unto him, " To-day is 38 Nazareth was passing by. And he salvation come to this house, inas
cried out, “ Jesus, thou son of Da- much as this man has shown him39 vid ! take pity on me.” And self by his faith and repentance, a
those who went before charged him genuine son of Abraham. And 1Q to hold his tongue ; but he conti- I rejoice at this event, for the son nued crying out so much the of man is come to seek, and to save
more, “Son of David ! take pity that which was lost.” 40 on me.” Then Jesus stood still, Now, while they were listening 11
and commanded the man to be to these things, he proceeded to Parable of
brought ; and when he was come speak a parable, because he was “e 41 near, he asked him, saying, “What nigh to Jerusalem, and because the
dost thou wish me to do for thee?” people thought that the kingdom of 42 He said, “ Master, to restore my God would immediately appear.
sight." And Jesus said unto him, He said, therefore, “A certain 12
“ Receive thy sight, thy faith hath nobleman went into a distant
ceived sight immediately, and fol- kingdom, and to return. Then he 13
unto them, • Trade with these till CHAP. And Jesus went into Jericho, I come.' But his countrymen hated 14
XX. and was passing through it: and him, and when he was gone sent History of lo! a man named Zaccheus, a chief an embassy after him, to say, “We Zascheus. of the taxgatherers, and a rich man, do not wish this man to be our
2 was desirous of seeing who Jesus king. Then at his return after 15
I Jesus alludes to the case of Archelaus, the Jews sent an embassy to prevent his sucwho went to Rome, to solicit leave to success; but they failed, and were afterwards ceed his father Herod, and against whom severely punished.
CHAP. receiving the kingdom, he com- saying, “ Go into that village over CHAP, XIX.
manded those servants to whom he against you, in which, as ye enter, A.
that he might know what each had no man ever sat ; loose, and bring
came, saying, "Sir, thy pound hath Why are ye loosing it ?' say,
said unto him, 'Well done, thou when they who had been sent came
been faithful, be thou governor of them. And as they were loosing 33 18 ten cities.' Then the second came the colt, the owner of it said unto.
and said, “Sir, thy pound hath them, “Why loose ye the colt!' 19 made five pounds.'' And he said But they said, “The master hath 34
to him likewise, “Be thou also over need of him.' And they brought 35 20 five cities. And another came, it to Jesus, and threw their own
saying, Sir, behold, here is thy clothes over the colt, and set Jesus
pound which I have kept, laid up thereon. And as he went, they 36
cause thou art an austere man; thou the way.
down, and reapest what thou didst city, at the descent of the Mount of hailed by 22 not sow. Then the king saith Olives, the whole multitude of the the people;
unto him, " Out of thine own disciples began joyfully to praise
up what I laid not down, and reap- cometh in the name of the Lord :
therefore didst thou not put my tified in heaven, and glory be as-
coming I should have received it Then some of the Pharisees among 39
those that stood by, "Take the “ Teacher, rebuke thy disciples.”
pound from him, and give it to him But he answered," I say unto you, 40
you, to every one that hath will be stones would soon cry out!.”
even that little will be taken away. to see the city, he wept over it, laments 27 Moreover, those my enemies, who saying, “O that thou hadst known,
", the city; wished me not to reign over them, at least in this thy day, the things bring hither, and slay them before which belong to thy peace! but 42. my face.”
now they are hidden from thy eyes. 28 And when he had spoken these For the days will come upon thee, 43 Jesus pre- things, he continued to go before when thy enemies will cast a trench ride into
med his disciples, to Jerusalem. And about thee, and compass thee round, Jerusalem; when he was come nigh it as far as and enclose thee, and thy children
29 Bethphage, and Bethany, to the within thee on every side ; and will 44
mount, called the Mount of Olives, level thee with the ground, and not
1 A proverbial way of speaking, to denote should not be acknowledged by some. the moral impossibility that his kingdom!
CHAP. ther, because thou knewest not scourged, and to prisons, after ye CHA XX. the time of God's gracious visita- have been brought before kings tion to thee."
and governors for my name's sake, . 45 And he went into the temple, And this will befal you, for a tes. 13 clears the and began to drive out the sellers, timony of the goodness of your : cemple and buyers in it, saving unto them, I cause to them. Settle it therefore 14
46 “ It is written, “My house is the in your hearts not to meditate be- .
house of prayer,' but ye have made fore what defence ye shall make. 47 it a den of robbers.” And he taught For I will give you a wisdom of 15
daily in the temple : but the chief speech which all your adversaries priests and the scribes, and the rul- will not be able to gainsay or re- ' ers of the people sought to destroy sist. And ye will be delivered up 16
him, but could not tell what to do; both by parents, and brethren, and 43 for all the people were very atten- | kindred, and some of you they will
tive to him, as they heard him.' cause to be put to death. And ye 17 CHAP. And as some spake of the tem will be hated by most men for the
XXI. ple, that it was adorned with good- sake of my name. And yet an hair 18 Prophecy ly stones, and gifts, he said, “ As of your head shall not perish. By 19 of the de- for these things which ye behold, I your perseverance ye will preserve the temple. the days will come in which there your lives.
6 will not be left one stone upon “But when ye shall see Jerusa- 20
another, which will not be thrown lem surrounded with armies, then Signs of
the sign of their near accomplish that are in Judea fee unto the
that ye be not deceived, for many neighbourhood, not go in: for 22
draweth near, go not therefore after been written. But alas ! for them 23 9 them. Nor be alarmed when ye that are with child, and for them
hear of wars and tumults, for these who give suck in those days, for
the 5 end will not immediately suc- land of Judea, and sore punish- . 10 ceed." He said also unto them, ment among this people. And 24
“ Nation will rise up against * na- | they will fall by the edge of the
tion, and kingdom against king-sword, and will be led away cap-
quakes in various places, and fa- will be trodden down by the Gen-
to Christ be fulfilled. “But before all these things men “ Then there will be signs in the 25 Christ's
will lay their hands on you, and sun, and moon, and stars, and Total disciples
downfal of would be persecute you, and will deliver you upon earth; distress of s nations Cowntal
the Jewish treated. up to synagogues to be publicly through perplexity at the roaring of state.
"The 20th Chapter is omitted here, because it differs in no material respect from what the former Evangelists have related
• The time for the appearance of false Christs.
3.The destruction of Jerusalem. .
“The Romans against the Jews, and one part of the Jewish nation against another,
5 Particularly the Jewish nation.
CHAP, the 'sea, and waves, men's hearts / Now the fcast of unleavened CHAP.
· failing them through a fearful ex- bread, which is called the passover, XX
coming on a cloud with power and entered into Judas surnamed Isca• great glory. :
riot, who was of the number of the 28 " Now when these things are twelve, and he went and talked 4 Christ's beginning to be done, lift your with the chief priests, and the 'capdisciples will esşselves up, and raise your heads, fortains of the temple, how he night
your deliverance is at hand.” And deliver Jesus up unto thein. And 5 29 he spake a parable to them, “ Be- they were glad, and agreed among
hold! the fig-tree and all the trees; themselves to give him money; 6 30 when ye see them shoot forth, ye and he accepted the agreement,
know of yourselves, that now the and sought for a convenient oppor-
ye see these things coming to pass, them, apart from the multitude.
passover, 32 nigh. Verily I say unto you, Jesús sent forth Peter and John,
This generation will not pass saying, “ Go and make ready for 8 33 away till all be done. Hea- us to eat the passoi er.” But they 9
ven and earth will sooner pass said unto him, “Where dost thou away, than these words of mine wish us to make ready?” And he 10 pass away.
said unto them, “ Behold, when 34 " But take heed to yourselves, 1 ye have entered the * city, a man Necessity lest at any time your hearts be op- carrying a pitcher of water will fulness. che pressed with surfeiting, and drunk- meet you; follow him into the
enness, and the anxious cares of house where he goeth in. And ye 11
this life, and so that day overtake shall say to the owner of the house, 35 you unawares; for as a snare it will The teacher saith unto thee,
come on all those who dwell on Where is the guest chamber in
therefore perpetually watchful, pray- my disciples ?' and he will show 12
% stand before the son of man." made ready the passover.
37 And in the day time he was And when the hour was come, 14 Practice of teaching in the temple, and at he placed himself at table together
aching, night he went out of the city, and with the twelve apostles; and he 15 in the abode in the mount, which is called said unto them, “ I have earnestly temple. the Mount of Olives. And early desired to eat this passover with
38 in the morning great numbers of you before I suffer. For I say unto 16
the people used to come to him in you I will not eat any more of it,
till all things be accomplished in
i Popular and national commotions and tumults are probably meant.
To escape when he displays his power in destroying his enemies of the Jewish nation.
3 Inferior Jewish officers who commanded the divisions of the priests and Levites, that attended the temple.