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30 a kid that I might entertain my friends : but no sooner did this

thy son return, who hath squandered thy living on prostitutes, 31 than thou killedst for him the fatted calf.' 'Son,' replied the

father, 'thou art always with me, and all that I have is thine : 22 it was but reasonable that we should rejoice and be merry; be

cause this thy brother was dead, and is alive again ; he was

lost, and is found.' XVI. He said likewise to bis disciples : A certain rich man had 2 a steward, who was accused to him of wasting his estate. Hav

ing therefore called him, he said, 'What is this that I hear of

thee? Render an account of thy management, for thou shalt 3 be steward no longer.' And the steward said within himself,

• What shall I do? My master taketh from me the steward4 ship; I cannot dig, and an ashamed to beg. I am resolved

what to do, that when I am discarded, there may be some who 5 will receive me into their houses.' Having therefore sent sev6 erally for all his master's debtors, he asked one, · How much

owest thou to my master ?' He answered, “A hundred baths

of oil.'* Take back thy bill,' said the steward,' sit down di7 rectly, and write one for fifty. Then he asked another · How

much owest thou?' He answered, A hundred homerst of

wheat.' Take back thy bill,' said he,' and write one for eighty.' 8 The master commended the prudence of the unjust steward ;

for the children of this world are more prudent in conducting 6 their affairs than the children of light. Therefore I say unto

you, With the deceitful mammon procure to yourselves friends, who, after your discharge may receive you into the eternal

mansions. 10 Whoso is faithful in little, is faithful also in much ; and who11 so is unjust in little, is unjust also in much. If therefore ye

have not been honest in the deceitful, who will intrust you with 12 the true riches ? And if ye have been unfaithful managers for

another, who will give you any thing to manage for yourselves ? 13 A servant cannot serve two masters ; for either he will hate Matt. 6. 24.

one, and love the other, or at least will attend one, and neglect

the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 14

When the Pharisees, who loved money, heard all these things, 15 they ridiculed him. But he said unto them : As for you, ye

make yourselves pass upon men for righteous, but God knoweth
your hearts; for that which is admired by men is abhorred of

God. 16 Ye had the law and the prophets until the coming of John, Matt. 11. 12.

since whose time the kingdom of God is announced, and every

A bath thought equal to 71 English gallons.
+ A homer thought equal to 754 gallons.

Mar. 10. 11.

Matt. 5. 18. 17 occupant entereth it by force. But sooner shall heaven and

earth perish, than one title of the law shall fail. Matt. 5. 32. 18

Whoever divorceth his wise, and taketh another, committeth adultery; and whoever marrieth the divorced woman, commit

teth adultery. 19 There was a certain rich man who wore purple and fine lin20 en, and feasted splendidly every day. There was also a poor

man named Lazarus covered with sores, that was laid at his 21 gate; and was fain to feed on the crumbs which fell from the

rich man's table : yea, even the dogs came and licked his sores. 22 It happened that the poor man died, and was conveyed by an

gels to Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was 23 buried. And in hades, being in torments, he looked up, and

saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom, and cried, 24 saying, ' Have pity on me, father Abraham, and send Lazarus

to dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for I 25 am tortured in this flame.' Abraham answered, 'Son, remem

ber that thou, in thy life-time, receivedst good things, and

Lazarus received evil things; but now he is in joy, and thou 26 art in torments. Besides, there lieth a huge gull betwixt us

and you, so that they who would pass hence to you, cannot ; 27 neither can they pass to us who would come thence. The

other replied, • I entreat thee then, father, to send him to my 28 father's house ; for I have five brothers; that he may admonish 29 them, lest they also come into this place of torment.' Abra30 ham answered, · They have Moses and the prophets, let them

hear them.' Nay,' said he, ' father Abraham, but if one went 31 to them from the dead, they would reform. Abraham replied,

• If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one should arise from the dead.'

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SECTION XI.-INSTRUCTIONS AND WARNINGS.

Matt. 18. 7.
Matt. 18. 6.
Mar. 9. 42.

Matt. 18. 21.
Ecclus. 19.
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XVII. THEN Jesus said to his disciples : It is impossible to 2 exclude snares entirely, but wo unto him who insnareth. It

would be more eligible for him to have an upper millstone fastened to his neck, and to be cast into the sea, than to insnare any

of these little ones. 3 Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother trespass against 4 thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him; and if he

trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in

a day return to thee, saying, ' I repent,' thou shalt forgive him. 5 Then the apostles said to the Lord : Increase our faith. 6 He answered: If ye had faith, though it were but as a grain of

mustard-seed, ye might say to this sycamine, · Be extirpated and planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.

Matt. 17. 20.

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Would any of you, who bath a servant ploughing or feeding cattle, say to him, on bis return from the field, Come imme8 diately, and place thyself at table ?' and not rather, Make

ready my supper; gird thyself, and serve me, until I have eaten 9 and drunken ; afterwards thou mayest eat and drink. Is he 10 obliged to that servant for obeying his orders? I suppose not.

In like manner say ye, when ye have done all that is commanded you, "We thy servants have conferred no favor; we have

done only what we were bound.' 11 NOW, in travelling to Jerusalem, he passed through the 12 confines of Samaria and Galilee, and being about to enter a

certain village, there met him ten lepers, who stood at a dis13. tance, and cried out, Jesus, Master, take pity upon us. When Lor. 14. 2.

he saw them, he said to them: Go, show yourselves to the 15 priests. And as they went they were cleansed. And one of

them perceiving that he was healed, turned back, glorifying 16 God aloud. Then throwing himself prostrate at the feet of

Jesus, he returned him thanks: now this man 'was a Samaritan. 17 Jesus said : Were not ten cleansed ? Where then are the 18 other nine? Have none returned glory to God, except this 19 alien ? And lie said to him : Arise, go thy way, thy faith hath

cured thee. 20 Being questioned by the Pharisees when the reign of God

should commence, he answered: The reign of God is not ush21 ered in with parade ; nor shall people say, 'Lo here !' or · Lo

yonder ! for behold the reign of God is within you. 22 Then he said to his disciples : The time will come when ye

shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and 23 shall not see it. But when they say to you, 'Lo here,' or Mar. 13. 21. 24 · Lo yonder,' go not out to follow them. For as the light

ning flasheth in an instant from one extremity of the sky to

the other, so will the appearance of the Son of Man be in his 25 day. But first he must suffer much, and be rejected of this 26 generation. And, as it happened in Noah's days, it will also Matt. 24. 37. 27 happen in the days of the Son of Man: They ate, they drank,

they married and were given in marriage, until the day that

Noah entered the ark, when the deluge came and destroyed 28 them all. In like manner as it was in the days of Lot, they

ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they 29 built; but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire and Gen. 19. 24. 30 brimstone from heaven, which destroyed them all. So will it 31 also be on the day when the Son of Man shall appear. On

that day, let not him who shall be on the house-top, having his

furniture in his house, come down to take it away. Let not 32. him who shall be in the field, return home. Remember Lot's Matt. 10.34 wise. Whosoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose it; and Mar. 8. 35. VOL. II.

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Matt. 24. 23. Jo. 12. 25.

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Nar. 9. 22 34 whosoever shall throw it away, shall preserve it. I tell you,

there will be two men that night in one bed; one will be seizMatt. 24. 40. 35 ed, and the other will escape. Two women will be grinding

36 together; one will be seized, and the other will escape. [Two

men will be in the field; one will be seized, and the other will Matt. 24. 28. 37 escape.] Then they asked him : Where, Master? He an

swered: Where the body is, the eagles will be assembled. 1 Thous. 5. XVIII. He also showed them, by a parable, that they ought to

2 persist in prayer without growing weary. In a certain city,

said he, there was a judge, who neither feared God, nor re3 garded man. And there was a widow in that city who came 4 to him, saying, 'Do me justice on my adversary. For some

time be refused: but afterwards he argued thus with himself, 5 · Although I neither fear God nor regard man, yet, because

this widow importuneth me, I will judge her cause, lest she 6 come perpetually and plague me.' Mark, said the Lord, what 7 the unjusi judge determined. And will not God avenge his

elect, who cry to him day and night ? Will he linger in their 8 cause ? I assure you, he will suddenly avenge them. Never

theless, when the son of Man cometh, will he find this belief in

the land ? 9 Then addressing some who were conceited of themselves as

being righteous, and despised others, he proposed this example: 10 Two men went up to the temple to pray ; one a Pharisee, 11 the other a publican. The Pharisec, standing by himself

, prayed thus : O God, I thank thee that I am not as other

men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. 12 I fast twice a-weck. I give tithes of all that I possess. But 13 the publican, standing at a distance, and not daring so much as

to lift up his eyes to heaven, smote upon his breast, and cried, 14 God be merciful to me a sinner.' I assure you that this man

returned home, more approved than the other: for whoever exalteth himself

, shall be humbled; but whoever humbleth himself, shall be exalted. Matt. 19. 13. 15 Then they presented babes to him, that he might touch

them: the disciples observing it, rebuked those who brought 16 then. But Jesus calling them to him, said: Permit the chil

dren to come unto ine, and do not forbid them : for of such 17 is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever

will not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall never

enter it. Matt. 19. 16. 18 THEN a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good teacher,

19 what good shall I do to obtain eternal life? Jesus answered : Ex. 20, 12 20 Why callest thou me good ? God alone is good. Thou know

est the commandments. Do not commit adultery; do not commit murder; do not steal; do not give a false testimony;

ch. 14. 11. Matt. 23. 12.

Mar. 10. 13.

Mar. 10. 17.

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Mar. 10. 22.

Mar. 10. 32.

21 honor thy father and thy mother. He replied: All these I 22 have observed from my childhood. Hearing this, Jesus said to

him: Yet in one thing thou art deficient: sell all that thou

hast, and distribute to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in 23 heaven : then come and follow me. When he heard this, he

was exceedingly sorrowful, for he was very rich. 24 Jesus perceiving that he was very sorrowful, said : How diffi- Matt. 19. 23.

cult will it be for men of opulence to enter the kingdom of 25 God! It is easier for a camel to pass through a needle's eye, 26 than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God. The hear27 ers said : Who then can be saved ? Jesus answered : Things

impossible to men are possible to God. 28 Then Peter said: Lo! we have forsaken all, and followed Matt. 19. 27. 29 thee. Jesus answered: Verily I say unto you, that there is

none who shall have forsaken his house, or parents, or bro

thers, or wife, or children, on account of the kingdom of God; 30 who shall not receive manifold more in return in this world, and

in the future, eternal life. 31 Then Jesus taking the twelve aside, said 10 them : We are Matt. 20. 17.

now going to Jerusalem, where all that the prophets have writ32 ten shall be accomplished on the Son of Man. For he shall

be delivered to the Gentiles, and ridiculed and insulted and spit33 ted on. And after scourging, they will kill bim, and he shall 34 rise again the third day. But they understood none of these

things: this discourse was hidden from them ; they did not

comprehend its meaning. 35 When he came near Jericho, a blind man, who sat by the Matt. 20. 29. 36 way-side begging, hearing the crowd pass by, inquired what 37 was the matter. And being told that Jesus the Nazarene was 38 passing by, he immediately cried, saying: Jesus, Son of Da39 vid, bave pity upon me. They who went before, charged him

to be silent: but he cried still the louder: Son of David, have 40 pity upon me. Jesus stopped, and commanded them to bring 41 the man to him. And when he was nigh, he asked him, say42 ing: What dost thou wish me to do for thee? He answered:

Master, to give me sight. And Jesus said to him: Receive 43 thy sight; thy faith hath cured thee. Instantly he received

his sight, and followed him, glorifying God; and all the peo

ple saw it, and praised God. XIX. When Jesus had entered, and was passing through Jericho, 2 behold a man named Zaccheus, a rich man, and chief of the 3 publicans, endeavored to see what sort of person he was, but 4 could not for the press, being of a low stature. Therefore run

ning before, he climbed up into a sycamore to see him, having 5 observed that he was going that way.

When Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and seeing him, said: Zaccheus,

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