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808 The importunate widow. ST. LUKE. Children brought to Christ. shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose | when his disciples saw it, they rebuked his life, shall preserve it.

them. *** 34 I tell you, in that night there shall 16 But Jesus called them unto him, and be two men'in one bed; the one shall be said, Suffer little children to come unto taken, and the other shall be left. me, and forbid them not: for of such is

35 Two'women shall be grinding to the kingdom of God. gether; the one shall be taken, and the 17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever other left.

shall not receive the kingdom of God as 36 Two men shall be in the field; the l a little chid, shall in no wise enter therein. one shall be taken, and the other left. 18 And a certain ruler asked him, say.

37 And they answered and said unto 'ling, Good Master, what shall I do to inhim, Where, 'Lord? And he said unto, herit eternal life? them, Wheresoever the body is, thither 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callwill the eagles be gathered together. Il est thou me good? none is good, sare CHAP. XVIII.

one, that is God...for no i 1 The importunate widow. 4 The Phari. 20 Thou knowest the commandments,

see and publican, 15 Children brought Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do to Christ. 28 All to be left for Christ's not steal, Do not bear false witness, sake.

Honour thy father and thy mother. . AND he spake a parable unto themil 21 And he said, all these have I kept

1 to this end, that men ought always from my youth up. to pray, and not to faint;

22 Now when Jesus heard these things, 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, he said unto him, yet lackest thou one which feared not God, neither regarded thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribman.

ute unto the poor, and thou shalt hare 3 And there was a widow in that city ; treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. and she came unto him, saying, Avenge 23 And when be heard this, he was me of mine adversary,

very sorrowful: for he was very rich. 4 And he would not for a while: but 24 And when Jesus saw that he was afterward he said within himself, Though very sorrowful," he said, How hardly shall I fear not God, for regard man;

they that have riches enter into the king. 5 Yet because this widow troubleth | dom of God! * me, I will avenge her, lest by her contin 25 For it is easier for a camel to go ual coming she weary me.

through a needle's eye, than for a rich o And the Lord said, Hear what the man to enter into the kingdom of God. urjust judge saith.

26 And they that heard it, said, Who Ý And shall not God avenge his own then can be saved? elect, which cry day and night unto him, 27 And he said, 'The things which are imthough he bear long with them?

possible with men, are possible with God. 8 I tell you that he will avenge them 28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have S;seedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on 29 And he said unto them, Verily I say the earth?

unto you, There is no man that hath left 9 And he spake this parable unto cer- | house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or tain which trusted in themselves that they children for the kingdom of God's sake, were righteous, and despised others : 30 Who shall not receive manifold

10 Two men went up into the temple more in this present time, and in the to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the world to come life everlasting. other a publican.

| 31 | Then he took unto him the twelre, 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus | and said unto then, Behold, we go up to with himself, God, I thank thee, that I Jerusalem, and all things that are writam not as other men are, extortioners, ten by the prophets concerning the Son unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. of man shall be accomplished

12 I fast twice in the week, I give 31 For he shall be delivered unto the tithes of all that I possess.

Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spite13 And the publican, standing afar off, fully entreated, and spitted on ; would not lift up so much as his eyes l 33 And they shail scourge him, and unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, I put him to death : and the third day he saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. shall rise again.

14 I tell you, this man went down to 34 And they understood none of these luis house justified rather than the other: things : and this saying was hid frem for every one that exalteth himself shall them, neither knew they the things which be abased ; and he that bumbleth him- were spoken. seit shall be exalted.

35 T And it came to pass, that as he was 15 And they brought unto him also come righ unto Jericho, a certain blind! infants, that he would touch them : but "man sat by the way-side begging ;

Zaccheus, the publican. Chap. 218 Parable of the nobleman. 809

36 And hearing the multitude pass by, || delivered them ten pounds, and said unto he asked what it meant.

them, Occupy till I come. 37 And they told him, That Jesus of 14 But his citizens hated him, and Nazareth passeth by.

sent a message after him, saying, We 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou will not have this man to reign over us. son of David, have mercy on me.

15 Aud it came to pass, that when he 39 And they which went before rebuk- was returned, having received the kinged him, that he should hold his peace : || dom, then he commanded these servants but he cried so much the more, Thou son to be called unto him, to whom he had give of David, have mercy on me.

en the money, that he might know how 40 And Jesus stood and commanded | much every man had gained by trading. him to be brought unto him : and when 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, he was come near, he asked him, ll thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I good servant : because thou hast been may receive iny sight.

faithful in a very little, have thou au42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thority over ten cities. thy sight : thy faith hath saved thee. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord,

43 And immediately he received his thy pound hath gained five pounds. sight, and followed him, glorifying God: 19 And he said likewise to him, Be and all the people, when they saw it, gave thou also over five cities. praise unto God.

20 And another came, saying, Lord, CHAP. XIX.

behold, here is thy pound, which I have 1 The publican Zaccheus. 13 The ion kept laid up in a napkin : pieces of money. 28 Christ rideth into 21 For I feared thee, because thou art Jerusalemi, 41 wecfieth over it, 45 and an austere man: thou takest up that thou furgeth the temple.

layedst not down, and reapest that thou Á ND Jesus entered and passed didst not sow. A through Jericho.

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine 2 And behold, there was a man named own mouth will I judge thee, thou wickZaccheus, which was the chief among ed servant. Thou knewest that I was an the publicans, and he was rich.

austere man, taking up that I laid not 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he down, and reaping that I did not sow: was; and could not for the press, be- 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou cause he was little of stature.

my money into the bank, that at my 4 And he ran before, and climbed up coming I might have required mine own into a sycamore-tice to see him ; for hc with usury ? was to pass tliat qualY.

24 And be said unto them that stood . 5 And when Jesus came to the place, by, Take from him the pound, and give jie looked up, and saw him, and said un- ll it to him that hath ten pounds. to him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come l 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he down: for to-dar I must abide at thy house. hath ten pounds.) · 6 And ire made haste, and came down, 26 For I say unto you, That unto év. and received him joy fully.

ery one which hath, shall be given ; and 7 And wlien they sawił, they all mus- from himn that hath not, even that he mured, saying, 'That he was gone to be hath shall be taken away from him. guest with a man that is a sinner.

27 But those mine enemies, which 8 And Zaccheus stood, and said unto I would not that I should reign over them, the Lord ; Behold, Lord, the half of my bring hither, and slay them before me. goods I give to the poor; ard if I have 28 | And when he had thus spoken, he taken any thing from any man by false went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. accusation, I restore lin four-fold.

29 And it came to pass, when he was 9 And Jesus said unto him, This day come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, is salvation come to this house, forso- 1 at the mount called the mount of Olives, much as he also is the son of Abraham. he sent two of his disciples,

10 l'oi the Son of pian is come to seek 30 Saying, Goye into the village over aand to save that which was lost. I gainst you;in the which at your entering ye

11 And as they heard these things, Shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never die added and spase a parable, because man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. lie was nigh to Jerusalem, and because 31 And it any man ask you, Why do they thought that the kingdom of God ve loose him ? thus shall ye say unto him, should imunediately appcar.

Because the Lord hath need of him. 12 He sais therefore, I certain noble i 32 And they that were sent went their man went into a lir country to receive way, and found even as he had said unto

for himself a kingdom, and to return. I them. , 17. Indle coller listen servants, and ! S3 And as they were loosing the colt,

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810 Christ rideth into Jerusalem. ST. LUKE. The parable of the vineyard. the owners thereof said unto them, Why 3 And he answered and said unto loose ye the colt ?

them, I will also ask you one thing, and 34 And they said, The Lord hath need answer me:

4 The baptism of John, was it from 35 And they brought him to Jesus: and heaven, or of men ? they cast their garments upon the colt, 5 And they reasoned with themselves, and they set Jesus thereon.

saying, If we shall say, Prom heaven; he 36 And as he went, they spread their will say, Why then believed re him not? clothes in the way.

6' Bilt and if we say, Of men; all the 37 And when he was come nigh, even people will stone us: for they be pernow at the descent of the mount of Ol-suaded that John was a prophet. ives, the whole multitude of the disciples 1 7 And they answered, that they conld began to rejoice and praise God with a not tell whence it was.' loud voice, for all the mighty works that 8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither they had seen

tell I you by what authority I do these 38 Saving. Blessed be the King that I things. cometh in the name of the Lord : Peace 9 Then began he to 'speak to the in heaven, and glory in the highest people this parable,A certain man

39 And some of the Pharisees from a- planted a vineyard, and let it forth to mong the multitude said unto him, Mas: | husbandmen, and went into a far counter, rebuke thy disciples

Il try for a long time. 40 And he answered and said unto 1 10 And at the season he sent a serthem, I tell you, that if these should hold | vant to the husbandmen, that they shoull their peace, the stones would impiedi- | sive him of the fruit of the viteyard : ately cry out."

il but the husbandmen beat him, and sent 41 And when he was come near, he | hini away empty. Beheld the city, and wept over it,

11 And again he sent 'another servant : 42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even and they beat him als), and encieated him (hou, at least in this thy day, the things shamefully, and sent him away anpty. which bulong unto thy peace! but now

12 And again he sent the third and they are hid from thine eyes.

they wounded him also, and cast him out. 43 For the days shall come upon thee, 13 Then said the lord of the videyard, that thine enemies shall cast a trench a-What shall I do? I will send my beloved bout thee, and compass thee round, and son: it may be they will reference him keep thee in on every side,

when they see him. 44 And shall lay thee even with the 14 But when the husbandmen saw him, ground, and thy children within thee : 1 they reasoned among themselves, saring and they shall not leave in thee one stone | This is the heir : coine, let us kill him, upon another : because thou knewest that the inheritance may be ours. not the time of thy visitation.

15 So they cast hiin oot of the vine45 And he went into the temple, and yard, and killed lin. Wliat therefore shall began to cast out them that sold therein, I the lord of the vineyard do unto them? and them that bought,

| 16 He shall come and destroy these 46 Saying unto them, It is written, husbandmen, and shalt give the vineyard Mly house is the house of prayer, but ye to other's. And when they leard it, they Tare made it a den of thieves.

said, God forbid. · 47 And he taught daily in the temple. 17 And he beheld them, and said, But the chief priests, and the scribes, and What is this then that is written, The the chief of the people sought to destroy stone which the builders rejected, the hiin,

same is become the head of the corner ? 48 And could not find what they might 18 Whoscever shall fall upon that stone, da : for all the people were very atten- shall be broken : but on whonisoever it tive to hear him.

shall fall, it will grind him to powder.. . CHAP. XX. ;

19 4 And the chiet priests and the 1 Christ aroucheth his authority, 9 The scribes the same hour sought to lay hands

parable of the vineyard. 19 of giving on him; and they feared the people : tribute to Cesar. 27 Ofihe resurrection for they perceiveil that he had spoken AND it came to pass, that on one of this parable against them. . Fl those days, as he taught the people 20 And they watched him, and sent in the temple, and preached the gospel, forth spies, which should teigtı. thenthe chief priests and the scribes came selves just men, that they might take upon him, with the elders,

hoid of his words, that so they might 2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell deliver him unto the power and authority us, By what authority doest thou these li of the governor. things? or who is he that gave thee this 2 And they asked him, saying, Mas. guithority

ter, we know ihat ulicu sajestand icich

of the resurrection. Char.xxi. Destruction of the temple foretold. 811 est rightly, neither acceptest thou the 44 David therefore calleth him Lord,

person of any, but teachest the way of how is he then his son? , God truly:

45 | Then in the audience of all the 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute | people, he said unto his disciples, unto Cesar, or no?

46 Beware at the scribes, which de23 But he perceived their craftiness, sire to walk in long robes, and love greet

24 Shew me a penny. Whose image seats in the synagogues, and the chief and superscription hath it? They an- | rooms at feasts; swered and said, Cesar's.

47 Which devour widow's houses, and 25. And he said unto 'them, Render for a shew make make long prayers: Therefore unto Cesar the things which the same shall receive greater damnation. be Cesar's, and unto God the things

- CHAP. XXI. which be God's.

15 The destruction of the temple and city 26 And they could not take hold of his in foretold. 25 The signs of the last day. words before the people: and they mar- 1 A ND he looked up, and saw the rich velled at his answer, and held their men casting their gifts into the peace.

treasury. *. 27 Then came to him certain of the l 2 And he saw also a certain poor widSadducees (which deny that there is any low, casting in thither two mites. resurrection) and they asked him,

3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto 28 Saying, Master, Moses wrote unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in us, If any pian's brother die, having a more than they all. wife, and he die without children, that 4 For all these have of their abundance his brother should take his wife, and cast in unto the offerings of God: but she zaise up seed unto his brother,

of her penury hath cast in all the living 29 There were therefore seven breth- that she had. ren and the first took a wife, and died 5 | And as some spake of the temple, without children.

| how it was ac!orned with goodly stones, 30 And the second took her to wife, and gifts, he said, .. and he died childless.

6 As for these things which ye behold, 31 And the third took her; and in like the days will come, in the which there manner the seven also: And they left no shall not be left one stone upon another, children, and died.

|| that shall not be thrown dow13. 32 Last of all the woman died also, 7 And they asked hiin, saying, Mas

33 Therefore in the resurrection, whose ter, but when shall these things be? and, wife of them is she? for seven had her what sign will there be when these things to wife.

shall come to pass ? 34 And Jesus answering, said unto 8 And he said, Take heed that ye be tuem, The children of this world marry, not deceived: for many shall come in and are given in marriage:

| my name, saying, I am Christ; and the 35 But they which shall be accounted time draweth near: go ye not therefore worthy to obtain that world, and the re- after them. surrection from the dead, neither marry, 9 But when ye shall hear of wars, and nor are given in marriage.

commotions, be not terrified : for these \ 36 Neither can they die any more: things must first come to pass; but the for they are equal unto the angels; and end is not by and by are the children of God, being the chil- | 10 Then said he unto them, Nation dren of the resurrection.

shall rise against pation, and kingdom 37 Now that the dead are raised, even against kingdom: Meses shewed at the bush, when he call- i "11 And great cartliquakes shall be in eth the Lord the God of Abraham, and divers places, and fainines, and pestilenthe God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. ces: and fearful sights, and great signs . 38 For he is not a God of the dead, but I shall there be from heaven, of the living : for all live unto him.

12 But before all these they shall lay 39 ( Then certain of the scribes answer their hands on you, and persecute you, *ing, said, Master, thou hast well said. delivering you up to the synagogues, and

40 And after that, they durst not ask into prisons, being brought before kings him any question at all.

and rulers for my name's sake. 41 And he said unto them, How say : 13 And it shall turn to you for a testhey that Christ is David's son?

timony. 42 And David himself saith in the 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my to meditate before wliat ye shall answer. Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

15 For I will give you a mouth and 43 Tu I make thine enemies thy foot wisdom, which all your adversaries shall tool.

'bot be able to gainsav nor resist.

812 Signs of the last day. ST. LUKE. The prassover firepared.

16 And ye shall be betrayed both by pass, and to stand before the Son of Mari. parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and 37 And in the day-time he was teache friends, and some of you shall they causeing in the temple ; and at night he went to be put to death. mamma ll out, and abode in the mount that is call

17 And ye shall be hated of all men ed the mount of Olives.' 'DAM In for my name's sake.

38 And all the people came early in .18 But there shall not an hair of your | the morning to him in the temple, for the head perish.

hear him., i ,,: Z ihin 19 in yourpatience possess yeyoursouls. ' U' CHAP. XXII. st .)

20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem | 3 Judas moved to betray Christy 7. Tke. compassed with armies, then know that passover firefiared. 19 The Lord's the desolation thereof is nigh.

supper instituted a . . ! 21 Then let them which are in Judea N OW the feast of unleavened bread flee to the mountains; and let them which I drew nigh, which is called the Passare in the midst of it depart out; and let over. ann . I 1" 13", wor ! not them that are in the countries enter 2 And the chief priests and scribes thereinto. ..

sought how they might kill himn : for 22 For these be the days of vengeance, they feared the people. . .! that all things which are written may be 3 f Then entered Satan into Judas sur fulfilled.

named Iscariot, being of the number of 23 But woe unto them that are with the twelve. child, and to them that give suck in those 4 And he went his way, and communed days! for there shall be great distress in with the chief priests and captains, how the land, and wrath upon this people. he might betray him unto them. :-p

24 And they shall fall by the edge of 5 And they were glad, and covenanted the sword, and shall be led away captive to give him money. Je two bat. ** into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be 5 And he promised, and sought opportrodden down of the Gentiles, until the tunity to betray him unto them in the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. . absence of the multitude.

. 25. And there shall be signs in the sun, 7 [ Then came the day of unlearened and in the moon, and in the stars; and bread, when the passover must be killed. upon the earth distress of nations, with 8 And he sent Peter and John, saying. perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Go and prepare us the passover, that we

26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, may eat o and for looking after those things which 9 And they said unto him, Where wilt are coming on the earth; for the powers | thou that we prepare? of heaven shul be shaken.

10 And he said unto them, Behold, .27 And then shall they see the Son of when ye are entered into the city, there man coming in a cloud, with power and shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher great glory.

of water; follow him into the house where 28 And when these things begin to come he entereth in a to pass, then look up, and lift up your 11 And ye shall say unto the good-man heads: for your redemption draweih nigh. \ of the house, The Master saith unto thee,

99 And he spake to them a parable; | Where is the guest-chamber, where I Belold the fig-tree, and all the trees; shall eat the passover with my disciples?

30 When they now shoot forth, ye sce 12 And he shall shew youa large upper and know of your ownselves that sum- || room furnished: there makc ready. mer is now nigh at hand.

13 And they went and found as he 31 So likewise ye, when ye see these had said unto them; and they niade ready things come to pass, know ye that the the passover. kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

14 And when the hour wascone hesit 32 Verily I say unto you. This genera- down, and the twelve apostles with him. tion shall not pass away, till all be fulfilled.

25 And he said uvto them, With de 33 Heaven and earth shall pass away: sire I have desired to eat this passoarer but my word shall not pass away

with you before I suffer. 54 | And take heed to yourselves, lest 16 For I say unto you, I will pot any at any time your hearts be overcharged ll more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in with surfeiting and drunkenness, and the kingdom of God... - Ps : ei cares of this life, and so that day come il 17 And he took the eup, and gave upon you unawares.

I thanks, and said, Take this, and divide 35 For as a snare shall it come on all it among yourselves.. them that dwell on the face of the whole 18. For 1 say unto you, I will not drink earth.

of the fruit of the vine, until the kingS6 Watch ye therefore, and pray al- dom of God shall come. ways, that ye may be accounted worthy 19 | And he took bread, and gave toescape ali these things that shall come to thanks, and brake it, and gare unto them,

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