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and the scribes, and the elders ; , killed; and of many others, 28 and said to him, “By what au which he sent, some they beat, thority dost thou these things ?) and some they killed. and who gave thee this au 6“ Now having an only son, thority, to do these things?” beloved by him, he, at last, 29 And Jesus answering, said sent him also to them, saying, to them, “ I will also ask you They will reverence my son.' one question ; now answer me, 7 But those husbandmen said and I will tell you by what au- amongst themselves, “ This is thority I do these things. 30 the heir; come, let us kill him, " Was the baptism of John from and the inheritance will be heaven, or from men ?' answer ours.' 8 So they laid hold on me."

him, and having thrust him out 31 And they reasoned amongst of the vineyard, they killed him. themselves, saying, “ If we say, 9 What, therefore, will the own.

From heaven ;' he will say, er of the vineyard do? he will • Why then did ye not believe come and destroy the husband. him ? 32 But if we say, 'From men, and will give the vineyard inen ;' they feared the people: to others. for all men accounted John to 10 “ Have ye not read this be a prophet indeed. 33 And scripture? The stone which the they answering, said to Jesus, builders rejected, is become " We cannot tell.” And Jesus the head of the corner. 11 This answering, said to them, “Nei- is the Lord's doing; and it is ther do I tell you by what au- marvellous in our eyes.” 12 And thority I do these things." they sought to apprehend him,

CH. XII. 1 And he commen. (but feared the multitude ;) for ced talking to them in parables, they knew that he had spoken "A certain man planted a vine- the parable against them : and yard, and put a hedge about it, leaving him, they went away. and digged a wine-vat, and built 13 Then they sent to him a tower, and let it out to hus some of the Pharisees, and of bandmen; and went into ano- the Herodians, to catch him in ther country. 2 And, at the discourse. 14 And having come, season, he sent to the husband they said to him, “ Teacher, men a servant, that he might we know that thou art true, and receive from the husbandmencarest not for any one : for thou of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 regardest not the persons

of But they seized him, beat men, but teachest the way of him, and sent him away empty. God. truly : Is it lawful to give 4 And again, he sent to them tribute to Cesar, or not? shall another servant : and (by cast we give, or shall we not give ?" ing stones,] they wounded him 15 But he, knowing their in the head, and sent him away hypocrisy, said to them “ Why shamefully treated. 5 And he do ye try me? bring me a desent another ; and him they narius, that I may see it.16

And they brought it : and he him, saying, I am the God of said to them, “Whose is this Abraham, and the God of Isaac, image and inscription ?” And and the God of Jacob?' 27 He they said to him, “Cesar's.” is not the God of the dead, but 17 And Jesus answering, said of the living. Ye therefore to them, “Render to Cesar, greatly err." the things of Cesar, and to 28 Then one of the scribes God, the things of God." And approached, and, having heard they wondered at him.

them reasoning together, and 18 Then the Sadducees came perceiving that he had answerto him, who say that there is ed them well, asked him, no resurrection; and they ask-f" Which is the first commanded him, saying, 19 “ Teacher, ment of all ?" 29 And Jesus anMoses hath written to us : « If swered him, « The first coma man's brother die, and leave mandment of all is, Hear, O behind a wife, but leave no Israel; The Lord is our God: children, that his brother should the Lord is one: 30 and thou take his wife, and raise up off-shalt love the Lord thy God spring to his brother.' 20 Now with all thy heart, and with all there were seven brethren: and thy soul, and with all thy mind, the first took a wife, and, dying, and with all thy strength.' This left no offspring. 21 And the is the first commandment. 31 second took her, and died, And the second is like it, neither left he any offspring : Thou shalt love thy neigh22 and the third in like man- bour as thyself. There is none ner: so the seven had her, and other commandment greater left no offspring : last of all the than these.” woman also died.

32 And the scribe said to 23“ In the resurrection, there- him, “ In truth, Master, thou fore,] when they shall arise from hast said well: for there is one; the dead, whose wife of them and there is none other but he: will she be? for the seven had | 33 and to love him with all the her as their wife.” 24 Then heart, and with all the underJesus answering, said to them, standing, and with all the soul, “ Do ye not err concerning and with all the strength, and this matter, not knowing the to love his neighbour as himself, scriptures, nor the power of is more than all whole burnt God? 25 For when they shall offerings and sacrifices.” 34 arise from the dead, there will And Jesus observing how disbe neither marrying, nor giving creetly he answered, said to in marriage: but they will be him, “ 'Thou art not far from as the angels in heaven. the kingdom of God.” And no

26 “But concerning the dead, one, after that, durst interrothat they shall rise, have ye not gate him. read in the book of Moses, 35 Then, as Jesus was teachhow, at the bush, God spake to ling in the temple, he asked

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And the common people heard when will these things be? and
him gladly.

what will be the sign, when all 38 Then he said to them, in these things are about to be achis teaching, “Beware of the complished ? 5 And Jesus anscribes, who like to walk in swering them, began to say, robes, 39 and love salutations in “ Take heed that no one deceive the market-places, and the chief you: 6 For many will come in seats in the synagogues, and my name, saying, 'I am the the chief places at feasts : 40 person ;' and will deceive many. who devour widows' houses, 7 “But when ye shall hear of and for a show make long pray- wars, and rumours of wars, be ers: these will receive a great- not troubled : for these things er punishment."

must come to pass; but the end 41 And Jesus sat over against will not be yet. 8 For nation the treasury, and beheld how will rise against nation, and the multitude cast money into kingdom against kingdom: and the treasury: and many who there will be earthquakes in were rich put in much. 42 And many places, and there will be a certain (poor] widow came, famines (and tumults.] 9 These and put in two mites, which things are the beginnings of make a farthing. 43 And having sorrows. But take ye heed to called his disciples, he said to yourselves; for they will delithem, “ Verily I tell you, that ver you up to councils ; and ye this poor widow hath put in will be beaten in the synamore than all who have put gogues, and ye will be brought 'into the treasury: 44 for all before rulers and kings for my they have contributed out of sake ; for a testimony to them. their abundance : but she out 10 “ The good tidings, howof her poverty hath given all ever, must first be published that she had, even her whole among all nations. 11 But when living."

they bring you and deliver you Ch. XIII. 1. And as he was up, take no anxious thought going out of the temple, one of before hand, what ye shall his disciples said to him, “Mas- speak, [nor meditate:] but whatter! see! what large stones, ever shall be suggested to you, and stately buildings!” 2 And that moment, speak : for it is Jesus answering, said to him, I not ye that speak, but the holy

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spirit. 12 Now the brother will 24 “ But in those days, after deliver up the brother to death, that affliction, the sun will be and the father the child: and darkened, and the moon will not children will rise up against give her light; 25 and the their parents, and will cause stars of heaven will fall, and the them to be put to death. 13 powers that are in the heavens And ye will be universally will be shaken. 26 And then hated on my account; but who they will see the Son of man soever persevereth to the end, coming in the clouds, with he shall be preserved.

great power and glory. 27 And 14 “ But when ye see the then he will send (his] messenabomination of desolation,stand- gers, and will gather together ing where it ought not,(Reader, bis chosen, from the four winds, attend !) then let those that are from the extremities of heaven in Judea flee to the mountains: and earth. 15 and let not him that is on the 28 " But learn a parable house-top, go down into the from the fig-tree : when its house, nor enter, to take any branch is now tender, and putthing out of his house. 16 Nor teth forth leaves, ye know that let him that is in the field, turn the summer is near: 29 so likeback to take up his mantle. wise when ye see these things

17 “But alas for them that are accomplishing, know that he with child, and for them that is near, even at the doors. SO give suck in those days. 18 And Verily I tell you, This generapray that your flight] be not tion will not pass away, till al in winter. 19 For in those days these things be accomplished. will be affliction, such as hath | 31 Heaven and earth will pass not been from the beginning away; but my words cannot of the creation which

God pass away. created, till now; no, nor will 32 “ But of that day, or hour, be. 20 And unless the Lord none knoweth ; no, not the anshould shorten those days, no gels in heaven, nor the Son; one could be preserved : but but the Father. 33 Take heed, because of the elect, whom he watch, and pray ;


know hath chosen, he hath shortened not when the time is. those days.

34 As a man going abroad, on 21 “ And then, if any one say leaving his house, and giving to you, 'Lo, here is Christ;' | authority to his servants, and to [or,]'Lo, there;' believe it not; every one his work, command22 for false Christs and false pro- ed also the porter to watch. phets will rise, and will propose , 35 So watch ye: for ye know signs and wonders, to deceive, not when the master of the if it were possible, even the house cometh; at evening, or elect. 23 But take ye heed : lo, at midnight, or at the cock I have foretold you all things. crowing, or in the morning: 36

lest he come suddenly, and find 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one you sleeping. 37 And what I of the twelve, went to the chief. say to you, I say to all: Watch. priests, to deliver him up to

Ch. XIV. 1 NOW after them. 11 Now on hearing this, two days, was the passover, and they were glad, and promised the feast of unleavened bread : to give him money. And he and the chief-priests and the sought how he might conveniscribes were contriving how ently deliver him up. they might take him by stra 12 And the first day of the tagem, and kill him. 2 But they feast of unleavened bread, when said, “ Not during the festival ; they killed the passover, his lest there be a disturbance disciples said to him, “ Where among the people."

shall we go and prepare, that 3 NOW on his being in Be- thou mayest eat the passover?" thany, (in the house of Simon, 13 Then he sent two of his disformerly the leper,) as he was ciples, and said to them, “Go at table, a woman came, having into the city, and a man will an alabaster-box of the balsam meet you, carrying a pitcher of of spikenard, which was very water: follow him. 14 And costly; and she brake open the wheresoever he shall enter in, box, and poured it out upon his say to the owner of the house, head.

• The Teacher saith, Where is 4 And there were some who the guest-chamber, in which I felt indignation within them- may eat the passover with my selves, and said, “Why is this disciples ?' 15 And he will show waste of the ointment made? 5 , you a large upper room, furFor this balsam might have nished [and prepared :) there been sold for more than three make ready for hundred denarii, and have been 16 And his disciples went, given to the poor.” And they and came to the city, and found inurmured against her. as he had told them : and they

6 But Jesus said, “ Suffer her: made ready the passover. why do ye trouble her? She 17 And in the evening, he hath done a good deed toward came with the twelve. 18 And me. 7 For ye have the poor with as they were at table, and were you always; and, whensoever eating, Jesus said, “ Verily I ye will, ye can do them good; tell you, that one of you, but me ye have not always. who is eating with me, will She hath done what she could : deliver me up.” 19 And they 8 she hath anointed my body, began to be grieved, and to say before hand, for its embalming. to him, one by one, “ Is it I ?" 9 Verily I tell you, Whereso- [and another, " Is it I?"] 20 ever this gospel shall be preach-And he [answering,] said to ed, throughout the whole world, them, “ It is one of the twelve, this also, which she hath done, who dippeth with me in the shall be spoken of, for a me dish. 21 The Son of man goeth morial of her."

indeed, as it is written of him :


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