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and mother.” And he answered and said unto him, Master, all these 20 have I observed from my youth. Then Jesus beholding him loved 21 him, and said unto him, One thing thou lackest go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, take up thy cross, and follow me. And he 22 was sad at that saying, and went away grieved: for he had great possessions. And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his dis- 23 ciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus an- 24 swereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God? It is easier for a 25 camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, 26 saying, among themselves, Who then can be saved? And Jesus looking 27 upon them, saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we 28 have left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, 29 Verily, I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's, but he shall receive a hundred-fold now in this time, 30 houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life. many that are first shall be last; and the last first. Christ again predicts AND they were in the way, going up to Jerusalem; and 32 his sufferings and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as Luke xviii. 31. they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be de- 33 livered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles; and they shall mock 34 him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him : and the third day he shall rise again.

death. Matt. xx. 17.

The ambition of the

But 31

AND James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto 35 sons of Zebedee: him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for Matt. xx. 20. us whatsoever we shall desire. And he said unto them, 36 What would ye that I should do for you? They said unto him, Grant 37 unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: 38 can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? And they said unto him, We can. And 39 Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized: but 40 to sit on my right hand and on my left hand, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. And when the ten 41 heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But 42 Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles, exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be 43 among you but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of 44 all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to 45 minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Two blind men

Matt. xx. 29. Luke

AND they came to Jericho: and as he went out of 46 cured near Jericho. Jericho with his disciples, and a great number of people, xviii. 35. blind Bartimeus (the son of Timeus) sat by the highwayside begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he be- 47

enter Jerusalem.

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gan to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the 48 more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me! And Jesus 49 stood still, and commanded him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. And 50 he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus an- 51 swered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. Christ prepares to AND when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Beth-11 Matt. xxi. 1. Luke phage, and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth forth xix. 28. John xii. 12. two of his disciples, ' and saith unto them, Go your way into 2 the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. And if any man say unto you, Why do ye this? say ye that the Lord hath 3 need of him; and straightway he will send him hither. And they went 4 their way, and found the colt tied by the door without, in a place where two ways met: and they loose him. And certain of them that stood there 5 said unto them, What do ye, loosing the colt? And they said unto them 6 even as Jesus had commanded: and they let them go. And they brought 7 the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the way: and others cut down 8 branches off the trees, and strewed them in the way. And they that went 9 before, and they that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the LORD: Blessed be the kingdom of our father 10 David, that cometh in the name of the LORD: Hosanna in the highest! AND Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the 11 temple. In the even- temple: and when he had looked round about upon all ing, he retires to Bethany. Matt. xxi. things, and now the even-tide was come, he went out unto Bethany, with the twelve.

Christ enters the

12. Luke xix. 45.

He returns to Jeru

salem, and curses the fig-tree: Matt. xxi. 18.

AND on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, 12 he was hungry. And seeing a fig-tree afar off, having 13 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 was not yet. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit 14 of thee hereafter for ever! And his disciples heard it.

He the second time drives out the mer

AND they came to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the 15 chants; and in the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought evening retires again. in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and would not suffer 16 that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, 17 saying unto them, Is it not written, "My house shall be called, of all nations, the house of prayer ?" but ye have made it a den of thieves. And 18 the scribes and chief priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him for they feared him, because all the people were astonished at his doctrine. And when even was come, he went out of the city. As he returns in the AND in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig- 20 morning, the fig-tree tree dried up from the roots. And Peter, calling to re- 21 xxi. 20. membrance, saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig-tree which thou cursedst is withered away. And Jesus answering, saith 22 unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whoso- 23 ever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he

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saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire when ye 24 pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye 25 stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But, if ye do 26 not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

He answers the chief

by what authority

yard. Matt. xxi. 33.

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AND they came again to Jerusalem and as he was 27 priests, who inquired walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests he acted: Matt. xxi. and the scribes, and the elders, ' and say unto him, By 28 23. Luke xx. 1. what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things? And Jesus answered and said unto 29 them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, was it 30 from heaven, or of men? answer me. And they reasoned with themselves, 31 saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? 'But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for 32 all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. And they answered 33 and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering, saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things. He uses to them the AND he began to speak unto them by parables: A cerparable of the vine tain man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and Luke xx. 9. digged a place for the wine-fat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. And at the season he 2 sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. And they caught him, and beat him, 3 and sent him away empty. And again, he sent unto them another servant : 4 and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. And again he sent another; and him they 5 killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. Having yet 6 therefore one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. But those husbandmen said among 7 themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of 8 the vineyard. 'What shall, therefore, the lord of the vineyard do? He 9 will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. And have ye not read this scripture? "The stone which the 10 builders rejected is become the head of the corner: this was the LORD'S 11 doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes."

AND they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people; for they 12 knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and went their way.

He answers the AND they send unto him certain of the Pharisees, and 13 Herodians Matt. of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. And when 14

xxii. 15. Luke xx.20. 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 teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, know- 15 ing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. And they brought it. And he saith unto them, 16 Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Cesar's. And Jesus answering, said unto them, Render to Cesar the 17 things that are Cesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

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THEN Come unto him the Sadducees, which say there 18 Sadducees: Matt. is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, ' Master, 19 xxii. 23. Luke xx. 27. Moses 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 raise up seed unto his brother. Now, there were seven 20 brethren and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the 21 second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the third likewise. And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman 22 died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose 23 wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife. And Jesus 24 answering, said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from 25 the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage: but are as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching the dead, that they rise; 26 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 God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?" He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the 27 living: ye therefore do greatly err.

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He replies to the AND one of the scribes came, and having heard them 28 Pharisees. Matt. reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered xxii. 34. them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, 29 "Hear, O Israel; The LORD our God is one LORD: 'and thou 30 shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength :" this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this; "Thou shalt love thy 31 neighbor as thyself:" there is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the 32 truth for there is one God; and there is none other but he : : ' and to 33 love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw 34 that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question. AND Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the 35 Matt. xxii. 41. Luke temple, How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, "The 36 LORD said unto my LORD, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool." David therefore himself calleth him LORD, and 37 whence is he then his son ?

He inquires con

cerning the Messiah.

XX. 41.

He reproves the

AND the common people heard him gladly. 'And he 38 Pharisees. Matt. said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, xxiii. Luke xx. 45. which love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the market-places, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the up- 39 permost rooms at feasts: which devour widows' houses, and for a pre- 40 tence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.

And 43

AND Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld 41 He applauds the liberality of the poor how the people cast money into the treasury: and many widow. Luke xxi. 1. that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain 42 poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily, I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast more in, than all they which have cast into the treasury. For all they did cast in of their abundance: but 44 she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.

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He foretells the de- AND as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples 13 struction of Jerusa- saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones, and Jewish dispensation; what buildings are here! And Jesus answering, said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings? there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown

and of the world.

Matt. xxiv. xxv.
Luke xxi. 5.



down. And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, over against the 3
temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, asked him privately,
Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all
these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus answering them, began to say,
Take heed lest any man deceive you, for many shall come in my name,
saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And when ye shall hear 7
of wars and rumors of wars, be ye not troubled for such things must
needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against na- 8
tion, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in
divers places, and there shall be famines, and troubles: these are the
beginnings of sorrows. But take heed to yourselves: for they shall de- 9
liver you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and
ye shall be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony
against them.
And the gospel must first be published among all na- 10
tions. But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought 11
beforehand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate; but whatso-
ever shall be given you in that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that
speak, but the Holy Ghost. Now, the brother shall betray the brother 12
to death, and the father the son: and children shall rise up against their
parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. And ye shall be hated 13
of all men for my name's sake: but he that shall endure unto the end,
the same shall be saved. But when ye shall see the abomination of 14
desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not,
(let him that readeth understand) then let them that be in Judea flee to
the mountains: and let him that is on the house-top not go down into the 15
house, neither enter therein, to take any thing out of his house and 16
let him that is in the field not turn back again to take up his garment.
But wo to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those 17
days! 'And pray ye that your flight be not in the winter. For in those 19
days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation
which God created unto this time, neither shall be. And except that the 20
Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the
elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. And 21
then, if any man shall say to you, 'Lo, here is Christ!' or 'Lo, he is there!'
believe him not. For false Christs, and false prophets shall rise, and shall 22
show signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.
'But take ye heed: behold I have foretold you all things. 'But in 23
those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon
shall not give her light, and the stars of heaven shall fall, and the powers 25
that are in heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see the Son of 26
man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall 27
he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds,
from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
Now learn a parable of the fig-tree: When her branch is yet tender, and 28
putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: so ye in like manner, 29
when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even
at the doors. Verily, I say unto you, That this generation shall not pass, 30
till all these things be done. Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my 31
words shall not pass away. But of that day and that hour knoweth no 32
man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the
Father. Take ye heed, watch and pray for ye know not when the time 33
For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his 34
house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work;
and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore; for ye know 35
not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at


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