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gave it to his disciples, and said, blood: this do ye, as oft as yo that have not? What shall I say Take, eat; this is my body. And drink it, in remembrance of me. to you? shall I praise you in this? he took the cup, and gave thanks, For as often as ye eat this bread, I praise you not. Wherefore and gave it to them, saying, Drink and drink this cup, ye do show the whosoever shall eat this bread, ye all of it: For this is my blood Lord's death till he come.

and drink this cup of the Lord, of the new testament, which is

unworthily, shall be guilty of the shed for many for the remission BENEFITS AND CAUTIONS. body and blood of the Lord. Bat of sins. But I say unto you, I will

let a man examine himself, and so

1 Cor. x, 16, 17. The cup of not drink henceforth of this fruit

let him eat of that bread, and blessing which we bless, is it not drink of that cop. For he that of the vine, until that day when I

the communion of the blood of drink it new with you in m Christ?

eateth and drinketh unworthily.

The bread which we eateth and drinketh damnation to Father's kingdom. | break, is it not the communion of

himself, not discerning the Lord's the body of Christ? For we being

body. For this cause many are many are one bread, and one 1 Cor. xi. 23-26. For I have re- / body: for we are all partakers of

weak and sickly among you, and ceived of the Lord that which

many sleep. For if we would that one bread. also I delivered unto you, That

judge ourselves, we shonld not be the Lord Jesus the same night in 1 Cor. xi, 20-34. When yol judged. But when we are judged. wbich he was betrayed took come together therefore into / we are chastened of the Lord, that bread: And when he had given one place, this is not to eat we should not be condemned thanks, he brake it, and said, the Lord's supper. For in eating

rd's supper. For in eating with the world. Wheretore. my Take, eat; this is my body, which every one taketh before other brethren, when yo come together is broken for you: this do in re his own supper: and one is hun- to eat, tarry one for another. And. membrance of me. After the gry, and another is druuken. I if any man hunger, let him eat at same manner also he took the cup, What! have ye not houses to eat home; that ye come not together when he had supped, saying, This

and to drink in? or despise ye the unto condemnation. And the rest cup is the new testament in my church of God, and shame them will I set in order when I come.




I theo king over Israethe hand of of this is because the peo

REMARKS ON PARABLES. I grew up together with him, and king remember the LORD thy God' Ps. xlix, 4. I will incline mine

with his children; it did eat of his that thou wouldest not suffer the ear to a parable; I will open my

own meat, and drank of his own revengers of blood to destroy any dark saying upon the harp.

cup, and lay in his bosom, and was more, lest they destroy my son.

unto him as a daughter. And And he said, As the LORD liveth, Ps. lxxviii, 2. I will open my

thero camne a traveller unto the there shall not one bair of thy mouth in a parable: I will utter

rich man; and he spared to take | son fall to the earth. Then the dark sayings of old.

of bis own flock, and of his own woman said, Let tbine handmaid, Prov. xxvi, 9. As a thorn goeth herd, to dress for the wayfaring I pray tliee, speak one word unto up into the hand of a drunkard; man that was como unto him; but my lord the king. And he said, So is a parable in the mouth of took the poor man's lamb, and Say on. And the woman said, fools.

dressed it for the man tbat was Wherefore then hast thou thought Ezek. xx, 49. Then said I, Ah

come to bim, And David's anger such a thing against the people of Lord God! they say of me, Doth

was greatly kindled against the God? for the king doth speak this he not speak parables ?

man; and he said to Nathan, As thing as one which is faulty, in

the LORD liveth, the mau that that the king doth not fetch bome Hosea xli, 10. I have also spoken hath done this thing shall surely again his banished. For we must by the prophets; and I have mula die: And he shall restore the needs die, and are as water spilt tiplied visions, and used siinili lamb four-fold, because he did on the ground, which cannot be tndes, by the ministry of the pro this thing, and because he had no gathered up again, neither doth plets.

pity. And Nathan said to David, I God respect any person; yet doch Thou art the man. Thus saith he deviso means that his banished

the LORD God of Israel, I anointell be not expelled from him. Now TESTAMENT.

theo king over Israel, and I de-| therefore that I am come to speak

livered thee out of the hand of of this thing unto my lord tho ROYAL BRAMBLE,

Saul, Judges ix, 8-15. The trees went

made me afraid; and thy handmaid forth on a time to anoint a king QUARRELSOME BROTNERS. | said, I will now speak unto the over them; and they said unto the

2 Sam. xiv, 3--20. And como to king; it may be that the king will olive-tree, Reign thou over us.

the king, and speak on this man perform the request of his handBut the olive-treo said unto ner unto him. So Joab put the

maid. For the king will hear, to them, Should I leave my fatness words in her mouth. And when

deliver his handmaid out of the wherewith by me they honour worastu uerungut... Anwar hand of the man that und da

the woman of Tekoah spake to God and man, and go to be pro

stroy me and my son together out moted over the trees? And the

the ground, and did obeisance, and of the inheritance of God, Then trees said to the flz-tree, Come

said, Help, O King! And the thine handmaid said, The word of thon, and reign over us. But tholin king said unto her, What aileth

my lord the king shall now bo fig-tree said unto them, Should I thee? And she answered, I am

comfortable: for as an angel ol forsake my sweetness, and my

indeed a widow woman, and mine God, Bo is my lord the king, to good fritit, and go to be promoted

husband is dead. And thy hand discern good and bad; therefore over the trees? Then said the

maid had two sons, and they the LORD thy God will be with trees unto the vine, Como thou, vostrove together in the field. | thee. Then the king answered and reign over us. And the vine

and there was none to part them, and said unto the woman, Hide but the one gmote the other, and

not from mo, I pray thee, tho my wine, which cheereth God

blew him, And, behold, the whole thing that I shall ask thee. And and man, and go to be promoted

family is risen against thine hand the woman said, Let my lord over the trees? Then said all the

mald, and they said, Deliver him the king now speak. And tho trees unto tho bramble, Comel

that emote his brother, that we king said, Is not the hand of Joab thon, and reign over us. And the

may kill him, for the life of his with thee in all this? And the bramble said unto the trees, If in

brother whom he slew; and we woman answered and said. As truth ye anoint me king over you,

will destroy the heir also: and so I thy soul liveth, my lord the king, then come and put your trust in

they shall quench my coal which none can turn to the right hand my shadow; and if not, let fire

is left, and shall not leave to my or to the left from ought that my come out of the bramble, and de

husband neither name nor re lord the king hath spoken: for vour the cedars of Lebanon. mainder upon the earth. And thy servant Joab, he bade me, and

the king said unto the woman, Go he put all these words in the EWE LAMB.

to thine house, and I will give | mouth of thine handmaid: To 2 Sam. xii, 1-7. And the LORD charge concerning thee. And fetch about this form of speech sent Nathan unto David: and be I the woman of Tekoah said unto hath thy servant Joab done this came unto him, and said unto him, the king, My lord, Oking, the thing, and my lord is wise, accordThere were two men in one city; iniquity be on me, and on my ing to the wisdom of an angel of the one rich, and the other poor. fatuer's house; and the king and God, to know all things that are The rich man had exceeding his throne be guiltless. And the in the earth. many flocks and herds; But the king said, Whosoever saith ought poor man had nothing, savo ope unto thee, bring him to me, and

AMBITIOUS THISTLE. little ewo lamb, which he bad he shall not touch thee any more.! 2 Kings xiv, 9. And Jehoash bought and nourished up; and it | Then said she, I pray thee, let the the king of Israel sent to Amaziah

Then the king ans

my wine whenShould I leave and there was none to partnera, and

thou up. 1-9. Moreover, tako

love well-beloved a song of ms be

king of Judah, saying, The thistle that he might water it by the taught them many things by that was in Lebanon gent to the furrows of her plantation. It was parables, and said unto them in cedar that was in Lebanon, say. planted in a good soil by great bis doctrine, And with many ing. Give thy daugbter to my waters, that it might bring forth such parables spake he the word son to wife: and there passed by branches, and that it might bear unto them, as they were able to a wild beast that was in Lebanon, fruit, that it might be a goodly hear it. But without a parablo and trode down the thistle vino.

spake he not unto them: and when

they were alone, he expounded


all things to his disciples.

Ezeke. xix, 1--9. Moreover, tako Isa, v, 1-6. Now will I sing to

Luke vili. 4. And when much thou up a lamentation for the

people were gathered together, princes of Israel, And say, What loved touching his vineyard. My

and were come to him out of is thy mother? A lioness: she lay well-beloved bath & vineyard in a

every city, he spake by a parable. very fruitful hill. And he fenced

down among lions, she nourished
her whelps among young lions.

Luke xv, 3. And be spake this it, and gathered out the stones

And she brought up one of lier parable unto them, saying. thereof, and planted it with the

wbelps: it becimo a young lion, choicest vine, and built a tower in

Lrike xix. 11. And as they heard aud it learned to catch the prey; the midst of it, and also made a

these things, he added and spako it devoured men. The nations wine-press therein; and he looked also heard of him; he was taken in

a parable, because he was nigh to that it should bring forth grapes,

Jerus lem, and becanse they their pit, and they brought him and it broliglit furth wild grapes,

thought that the kingdom of God with chains unto the land of And now, o inhabitants of Jeru

should immediately appear. Egypt. Now when she saw that silem, and men of Judah, judge,

she had waited, and her hope was I priy yon, betwixt me and my lost, then she took another of her

2.PARABLES IN THE NEW vineyard. What could have been

whelps, and made him a young done more to niy vineyard, that I

TESTAMENT. lion. And be went up and down bave not done in it? wherefore, among the lions, ho became a

Tue Two FOUNDATIONS. when I looked that it should bring

yonog lion, and learned to catch forth grapes, brought it forth wild

Matth. vii, 24 - 27. Therefore, the prey, and devoured men. And whosoever heareth these sayings grapes? And now go to; I will

he knew their desolate palaces, of mine, and doeth them, I will tell you what I will do to my

and he laid waste their cities, and vineyard : I will take away the

liken him unto a wise man, which the land was desolate, and the ful- built his house upon a rock: And bedge thereof, and it shall be

negg thereof, by the noise of his the rain descended, and the floods eaten up; and break down the

roaring. Then the nations set came, and the winds blew, am wall thereof, and it shail be trod

against him on every side from den down. And I will lay it

beat upon that house; and it fell the provinces, and spread their pot: for it was founded upon a waste: it shall not be pruned nor

net over him: he was taken in their rock. And every one that bear. digged; but there shall come up

pit. And they put him in ward in eth these sayings of mine, and briers and thorps: I will also com

chains, and brought him to the doeth them not, shall be likened mand the clouds that they rain

king of Babylon : they brought unto & foolish man, which built no rain upon it,

him into holds, that his voice his house upon the sand; And the

should no more be heard upon the rain descended, and the floods RED WINE VINEYARD. mountains of Israel,

came, and the winds blew, and 1sa. xxvil. 2. 3. In that day slog

beat upon that house; and it fell; ye unto her, A vineyard of red

CHRIST'S PARABLES. aud great was the fall of it. wine. I the LORD do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest Matth. xiii, 10--13, 34, 35, 53. And any hurt it, I will keep it night, the disciples came, and said unto

TARCS. and day. him, Why speakest thou unto

Matth, xill, 24-30. Another parthem in paralles? He answered

able put he forth unto them, sayEAGLES AND VINE-TREE. and said unto them, Because it is ing. The kingdom of heaven is Ezek. xvil, 3-8. And say, Thus given unto you to know the mys

likened unto a man which sowed saith the Lord GOD, A great eagle teries of the kingdom of heaven,

good seed in his field: But whilo with great wings, long-winged, but to them it is not given. For

men slept, his enerny came and full of feathers, which had divers wbosoever hath, to him shall be

sowed tares among the wheat, colours, came unto Lebanon, and given, and he shall have more

and went his way. But when the took the highest branch of the abundance; but whosoever hatt

blado was sprung up, and brought cedar: He cropped off the top of not, from him shall be taken

forth fruit, then appeared the his young twigs, and carried it away even that he hath. There

tares also. So the servants of tho into a land of traffick; he set it in fore speak I to them in parables:

huuseholder came and said unto a city of merchants. lle took also because they seeing, see not;

bim, Sir, didst thou not sow good of the seed of the land, and planted

and hearing, they hear uot; neither seed in' they fielde from whence it in a fruitful feld; he placed it do they understand. All these

then hath ii tares? lle said unto by great waters, and set it as a things spake Jesus unto the mul

them, an enemy hath done this, willow-ree; And it grow, and

titude in parables; and without a The servants said unto him, Wilt became a spreading vino of low parable spake he not upto them:

thou then that we go and gather stature, wliose branches turned That it might be fulfilled which

thern up? But he said, Nay; lest, toward him, and the roots thereof | was spoken by the prophet, say

while ye gather up the tares, yo were under bim: so it became a ing. I will open my Inouth in

root up also the wheat with them. vine, and brought forth branches, parables; I will utter things which

Let both grow together until tho and shot fortlı sprigy. There was have been kept secret from the

barvest; and in the time of harvest also another greut engle with

I foundation of the world. And it I will say to the reapers, Gather great wings and many feathers:

canie to pass, that when Jesus ye together first betares, and and, behold, this vino did bend had finished these parables, be

bind them in buudles to bnrn ber roots toward liim, and sho: departed thence.

them; but gather the wheat into forth her brunches toward him, I Mark iv, 2, 33, 34. And bo my barn.


I theo all that debt, because thou 1 sir; and went not. Whether of Luke xill, 18, 19. Then said he

| desiredst me: Shouldest not thou them twain did the will of his Unto what is the kingdom of God

| also have had compassion on thy father? They say unto him, the like? and whereunto shall I re- tellow-servant,

fellow-servant, even as I had pity first. Jesus saith unto them, semble it? It is like a grain of

on thee? And his lord was wroth, Verily I say unto you, That the mustard seed which a man took and delivered him to the tormen- publicans and the harlote so into and cast into his garden; and it lors, ili ne should pay all that the kingdom

ni and it tors, till he should pay all that the kingdom of God before you grew, and waxed a great tree; and

was due unto him. the fowls of the air lodged in the

MARRIAGE FEAST. branches of it.


Matt. xxii, 1--14. And Jesng Matt. xx, 1-16. For the kingdom answered, and spake unto them LEAVEN.

of heaven is like unto a man that again by parables, and said, The Batth, xiii, 33. Another parable is an householder, which went out kingdom of heaven is like unto a spake he unto them; The kingdom early in the morning to hire certain king, which made a marof heaven is like unto leaven, labourers into his vineyard. Andriage for his son, And sent forth which a wornan took and hid in when he had agreed with the bis servants to call them that were three measures of meal, till the labourers for a penny a-day, he bidden to the wedding and they whole was leavened.

sent them into his vineyard. And would not come. Again, be sent

he went out about the third hour, forth other servants, saying, Tell TREASURE FOUND.

and saw others standing idle in the them which are bidden, Behold, Matth. xill, 44. Again, the king- market

market-place, And he said unto I have prepared my dinner: my dom of heaven is like unto treas.

them, Go ye also into the vine. oxen and my fatlings are killed, ure bid in a field: the which when I yard; and whatsover is right I will and all things are ready: como a man hath found, he bideth, and give you. And they went their unto the marriage. But they for ioy thereof roeth and selleth way. Again he went out about | made light of it, and went their

the sixth and ninth hour, and did | ways, one to his farm, another to feld,

likewise. And about the eleventh his merchandise. And the rem

hour he went out, and found pant took his servants, and enFISHING.

others standing idle, and waith treated them spitefully, and slew Milh. xlil, 47, 48. Again, the unto them. Why stand ye here all then. But when the king heard kingdom of heaven is like unto a the day idle? They say unto him, thereof, he was wroth: and be sent net, that was cast into the sea, Because no man hath hired us. I forth his armies, and destroyed and gathered of every kind: le saith unto them. Go ve also I those murderers, and burned up Which, when it was full, they into the vineyard: and whatsoever their city. Then saith ho to his drew to shore, and sat down, and is right, that shalí ve receive. So servants, The wedding is ready, gathered the good into vessels, when even was come, the lord of | but they which w but cast the bad away.

the vineyard saith unto his stow. not worthy. Go ye therefore into

ard, Call the labourers, and give the highways, and as many as yo DEBTORS AND CREDITORS. them their hire, begiuning from shall find, bid to the marriage. So

the last unto the first. And when those servants went out into the Matth. xviii, 23-34. Therefore

they came that were hired about highways, and gathered together is the kingdom of heaven likened

the eleventh hour, they received all, as many as they found, both unto a certain king, which would

overy man a penny. But when bad and rood; and the wedding take account of his servants. And

the first came, they supposed was furnished with guests. And when he had begun to reckon,

that they sliould have received when the king came in to see the one was brought unto him, which

more; and they likewiso received guests, he saw there a man which owed him ten thousand talents:

every man a penny. And when had not on a wedding garment: But forasmuch as he had not to

they had received it, they mur And he saith unto him, Friend, pay, his lord commanded him to

mured against the goodman of the how camest thou in hituer not be sold, and his wife and children,

house, Saying, These last have having a wedding garment? And and all that he had, and payment

wrought but one hour, and thou he was speechless. Then said the to be made. The servant there. | fore fell down and worshipped

hast made them equal unto us, king to the servants, Bind him

which have borne the burden and hand and foot, and take him bim, saying, Lord, have patience

heat of the day. But he answered away, and cast him into outer with me, and I will pay thee all. Then the Lord of that servant

one of them, and said, Friend, I darkness; there shall be weeping was moved with compassion, and

do thee no wrong: didst not thon and gnashing of teeth. For many loosed him, and forgave him the

agree with me for a penny? Take are called, but few are chosen.

that thine is, and go thy way: I debt. But the same servant went

| will give unto this last even as out, and found one of his fellow

TEX VIRGIXS. unto thee. Is it not lawful for me servants, which owed him an hunto do what I will with mine own?

Matt. XXV, 1-12. Then shall the dred pence; and he laid hands on Is thine eye evil, because I am

kingdom of heaven be likened him, and took him by the throat, good? So the last shall be first,

unto ten virgins, which took their saying, Pay me that thou owest. and the first last: for many bo

lamps, and went forth to meet the And his fellow-servant fell down called, but few chosen.

bridegroom. And five of them at his feet, and besought him,

were wise, and five were foolish, saying, llave patience with me,

They that were foolish took their

Tue Two Sons. and I will pay thee all. And he

lamps, but took no oil with them: would not; but went and cast him Matt. xxi, 28-31. But what | But the wise took oil in their vesinto prison, till he should pay the think ye? A certain man had two sels with their lamps. While the debt. So when his fellow -ser-sous; and he came to the first, and bridegroom tarried, they all Vants saw what was done, they said, Son, go work to-day in my slumbered and slept. And at were very sorry, and came and vineyard. He anwered and said, midnight there was a cry made, told unto their lord all that was I will not; but afterwards he re- Behold, the bridegroom cometh; done. Then his lord, after that pented, and went. And he came

ed, and went. And be came gu ye out to meet him. Then all he had called him, said unto him, to the second, and said likewise. those virgins arose, and trimmed () thou wicked servant, I forguvo 1 And he answered and said, I go, I their lamps. And the foolish said

unto the wise, Give us of your oll;, therefore the talent from him, and as kill him, and the inheritance for our lamps are gone out. But give it unto him which hath ten shall be ours. And they took the wise answered, saying, Not so; talents. For unto every one that him, and killed him, and cast him lest there be not enough for us hath shall be given, and he shall out of the vineyard. What shall and you: but go ye rather to them have abundance : but from him therefore the lord of the vineyard that sell, and buy for yourselves. that hath not, shall be taken away do? He will come and destroy the And while they went to buy, the even that which he hath.

husbandmen, and will give tho bridegroom came; and they that

vineyard unto others. were ready went in with him to the

SOWER. marriage and the door was shut. Marl Iv. 8-9. Hearken: Bohold.

BLIND GUIDE. Afterward came also the other there went out a sower to low:

Luke vi, 39. And he spako a virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, openAnd it came to pass, as he sowej, to us. But he answered and said, some fell by the way-side, and the

parable unto them, Can the blind

lead the blind? shall they not both Verily I say unto you, I know you fowls of the air came and de

voured it up. A ad some fell on Rot.

fall into the ditch?
stony ground, where it had not
much earth; and immediately it

Matth. XXV, 14--29. For the king-sprang up, because it had no

Luke xi, 5-8. And he said unto dom of heaven is as a man travel-depth of earth: But when the

them, Which of you shall have a ling into a far country, who called sun was up, it was scorched; and,

friend, and shall go into him at bis own servants, and delivered because it had no root, it withered

midnight, and say unto him, unto them bis goods. And unto away. And some fell among

Friend, lend me three loaves; one he gave five talents, to another thorns, and the thorns grew up

For a friend of mine in liis journey two, aud to another one; to everyond choked it, and it yielded no

is come to me, and I have nothing man according to his several fruit. And other fell on good

to set before him? And he from ability; and straightway took his ground, and did yield fruit that

Guit that within shall answer and say, journey. Then he that had re sprang up, and increased, and Trouble me not: the door is now ceived the five talents west and brought forth. some thirty. and shut, and my children are with me traded with the same, and made

in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. them other five talen's. And like-And he said unto them. He that I say unto you, Though he will wise he that had received two, le hath ears to hear, let bim hear,

not rise and give hlin, because he also gained other two. But ho

is bis friend; yet, because of his that had received one went and


importunity, lie will rise and give digged in the earth, and hid his

him as many as he needeth.

IMPERCEPTIBLY. loru's money. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, Marle iv, 26-29. And he said, So

UNCLEAN SPIRIT. is the kingdom of God, as if a man and reckoneth with them. And

Luke xi. 24-26. When tho un80 he that had received five should cast seed into the ground;

clean spirit is gone out of a man, And should sleep, and rise night talents camo and brought other

he walketh through dry places, and day, and the seed should five talents, saying, Lord, thou spring and grow up, he knowetha

seeking rest; and tiuding none, ho deliveredst unto me five talents:

saith, I will returu unto my house behold, I have gained besides not how. For the earth bringeth

whence I came out. And when them five talents more. His lord forth fruit of herself; first the

be cometh, he findeth it swept said unto him, Well done, thou blade, then the ear, after that the

and garnished. Then goeth he, fall corn in the ear. But when good and faithful servaut; thou

and taketh to him seven other hast been faithful over a few

the fruit is brought forth, imme-
diately he putteth in the sickle,

spirits more wicked than bimself; things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the because the harvest is come.

and they enter in, and dwell

there : and the last state of that joy of thy lord. He also that had

man is worse than the first. received two talents camo and

HUSBANDMEN. said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto Bark xii, 1-9. And he began to

RICI FOOL. me two talents: behold, I have speak unto them by parables. A

Luke xii, 16-21. And he spako gained two other talents besides certain man planted a vineyard,

a parable unto them, saying, The them. His lord said unto him, and set an hedge abont it, and digged a place for the wine-fat,

ground of a certain rich man Well done, good and faithful ser

and built a tower, and let it out to vant; thou hast been faithful over!

brought forth plentifully; And he

thought witbin bimsell, saying. a fow thing, I will inake thee husbandmen, and went into a far

What shall I do, because I have ruler over many things: enter country. And at the season he

no room where to bestow my thou into the joy of thy lord. Then sent to the husbandmen a servant.

fruits? that he might receive from the he which had received the one

And he said, This will í

do: I will pull down my barns, and talent came and said, Lord, I husbandmen of the fruit of the

build greater; and there will I knew theo that thou art an bard vineyard. And they caught him,

bestow all my fruits and my goods. man, reaping where thou hast not and beat him, and sent him away

And I will say to my soul, Soul, Bown, and gathering where thou empty. And again he sent unto

thou hast much goods laid up for bast not strawed: And I was them another servant; and at him

many years; take thine ease, eat, afraid, and went and hid thy they cast stones, and wounded talent in the earth: lo, there thou him

drink, and be merry. But God in the head, and sent him

said unto him, Thor fool, this hast that is thine. His lord an-away shamefully handled. And

night thy soul shall be required of swered and said unto him, Thou again he sent another; and him

thee; then whose shalt those wicked and slothful servant, thou they killed, and many others; 1

things be which thou hast proknewest that I reap where I beating some, and killing some.

vided? So is he that layetli up Bowed not, and gather where I Having yet therefore one son, his

treasure for himself, and is not have not strawed; Thou oughtest well-beloved, he sent himn also last

rich toward God. therefore to have put my money unto them, saying. They will to the exchangers, and then at any reverence my son. But those

BARREN FIG-TREE. coming I should have received husbandmen said among themmino own with usury. Take / selves, This is the heir; come, let! Luke xiii, 6-9. Ho spako also

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