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fanna, blessed is he that cometh in the name of the 10 Lord. Bleffed be the kingdom of our father David,

that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in 11 the highest. And Jesus entered into Jerusalem,

and into tlre temple; and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the

twelve. 12 And on the morrow when they were come from 13

Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing a fig-tree afar off, having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it,

he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs 14 was not (b) yet. And Jesus answered and said unto

it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And

his disciples heard it. 15 And they come to Jerusalem: and Jesus went

into the temple, and began to cast out them that fold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the

tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them 16 that sold doves; And would not suffer that any man 17 should carry any vessel through the temple. And

he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My

house shall be called of all nations the house of 18 prayer (c)? but ye have made it a den of thieves. And

the' scribes and chief priests heard it, and fought how they might destroy him: for they feared him,

because all the people was astonished at his doc19 trine. And when even was conie, he went out

of the city. 20 And in the morning, as they passed by, they faw 21 the fig-tree dried up from the roots. And Peter call.

ing to remembrance, faith unto him, Master, W) See Mat. xxi. 19. The time of gathering figs was not yet come, and therefore fruit was expected.

(5) That is, it shall be the house of prayer to all nations. A manifest prediction of the admisfion of the Gentiles into coveant with God,


behold, the fig-tree which thou curfedft is withered 22 away. And Jesus answering, faith unto them, 23 Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, that

whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thoil removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall (d) believe that

those things which he saith shall come to pass, 24 he shall have whatsoever he faith. Therefore I say

unto you, What things foever ye desire when ye (e)

pray,' believe that ye receive them, and ye malí 25 have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive,

if ye have ought against any: that your Father also

which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26 But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father

which is in heaven forgive your trespasses. 27 And they come again to Jerusalem : and as he

was walking in the temple, there come to him the 28 chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, And

say unto hiin, By what authority docít thou these

things and who gave thee this authority to do these 29 things ? And Jesus answered and said unto them,

I will also ask of you one question, and answer me,

and I will tell you by what authority I do these 30 things. The baptism of John, was it froin heaven, 31 or of men? answer me. And they reasoned with

themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven,

he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? 32 But if we shall fay, Of men, they feared the people : for all men counted John, that he was a prophet

And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering faith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do

these things. (d) See Mat. xxi. 21.

} (e) When we pray, we must not only have a steadfast faith in the power, wisdom, and goodness of God, but our hearts must likewise be full of tenderness, compaffion, and forgiveness, towards our fellowcreatures.


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ND he began to speak unto them by parables.

A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and (a) digged a place for the wine-fat,

and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and 2 went into a far country. And at the season he sent

to the husbandmen a fervant, that he might receive

from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him 4 away empty. And again, he fent unto them another

servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded

him in the head, and fent him away fhamefully g handled. And again, he fent another; and him

they killed : 'and many others, beating some, and 6 killing fome. Having yet therefore one son, his

well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them, say7 ing, They will reverence my son. But those hus

bandmen faid amongst themselves, This is the heir ;

come, let us kill him, and the inheritance fhall be 8 ours. And they took him, and killed him, and caft 9 him out of the vineyard. What shall therefore the

Lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy

the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto 10 others. And have ye ndt read this scripture, The

ftone which the builders rejected is become the head 11 of the corner : This was the Lord's doing, and it 12 is marvellous in our eyes ? And they fought to lay

hold on him, but feared the people; for they knew that he had spoken the paráble against them : and

they left him, and went their way, 13 And they send unto him certain of the (b) Phari

sees, and of the Herodians (c), to catch him in his

(a) See Matt. xxi. 33. Note.

(6) See Matt. xxii. 16, 20, Nore. tc) See Chap. viii. 15.

14 words,

14 words. And when they were come, they say unto

him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man: for thou regardest not the person

of men, but teacheft the way of God in truth : Is 15 it lawful to give tribute to Cefar, or not? Shåll

we give, or Thall we not give ? But he knowing

their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? 16 bring me a penny, that I may see it. And they

brought it : and he faith unto them, Whose is this

image and superscription? And they said unto him, 17 Celar's. And Jefus answering said unto them, Ren

der to Cesar the things that are Cesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled

at him. 18

Then come unto him the Sadducees, which fay there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, 19 Master, Mofes wrote unto us, if a man's brother

die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no

children, that his brother should take his wife, and 20 raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were

seven brethren ; and the first took a wife, and dying 21 left no feed. And the second took her, and died,

neither left he any feed: and the third likewise, 22 And the feven had her, and left no feed : last of all 23 the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore,

when they shall rise, whose wife shall the be of them. 24 for the feven had her to wife. And Jesus answering faid unto them, Do


not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of 25 God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they

neither marry, nor are given in marriage : but are 26 as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching

the dead that they rise : have. ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto

him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the 27 God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not


the God of the dead, but the God of the (d) living :

ye therefore do greatly err. 28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard

them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had

answered them well, asked him, Which is the first 29 commandment of all ? And Jesus answered him,

The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel, 30 the Lord our God is one Lord: And thou fhalt

love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with

all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy. 31 strength : this is the first .commandment. And the

second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy

neighbour as thyself: there is none other command32 ment greater than these. And the scribe faid unto,

him, Well, Master, thou haft said the truth : for

there is one God, and there is none other but he. 33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the

understanding, and with all the foul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himsell,

is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices. 34 And when Jesus saw thàt he answered discreetly, he

said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of (e) God. And no man-after that durit ask hinn

any question. 35 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in

the temple, How say the fcribes that Christ is the 36 son of David? For David himself faid by the

holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit

thou on my right hand, till I make thine eneinies 37 thy foot-Itool. David therefore himself calleth hiin

Lord; and whence is he then his son (f)! And the common people heard him gladly.

And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the fcribes, which love to go in long clothing, and


(d) See Matt. xxii. 39. Note.
(e) Thou art not far from becoming a Chriftian.
) Sce Matt. xxii. 45. Note,


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