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Jerusalem's destruction foretold. MATTHEW, The signs preceding offended, and shall betray one should no flesh be saved: but another, and shall hate one for the elect's sake those days another.

ishall be shortened. 11 And many false prophets 23 Then if any man shall say shall rise, and shall deceive unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or many.

there; believe it not. 12 And because iniquity shall 24 For there shall arise false abound, the love of many shall Christs, and false prophets, and wax cold.

[shall shew great signs and won13 But he that shall endure ders; insomuch that, if it were unto the end, the same shall be possible, they shall deceive the saved.

very elect. 14 And this gospel of the king- 25 Behold, I have told you dom shall be preached in all the before. world, for a witness unto all na-| 26 Wherefore, if they shall tions; and then shall the end say unto you, Behold, be is in come.

. the desert; go not forth: behold, 15 When ye, therefore, shall he is in the secret chambers; see the abomination of desola- believe it not. . tion, spoken of by Daniel the 27 Foras the lightning cometh prophet, stand in the holy place, out of the east, and shineth even (whoso readeth, let him under- unto the west; so shall also the stand,)

. . coming of the Son of man he: 16 Then let them which be in 28 For wheresoever the carJudea flee into the mountains : cass is, there will the eågles be

17 Let him which is on the gathered together there house-top not come down to 29 | Immediately after the. take any thing out of his house : tribulation of those days, shall

18 Neither let him which is the sun be darkened, and the in the field return back to take moon shall not give her lght, his clothes.

land the stars shall fall (from 19 And wo unto them that heaven, and the powers of the are with child, and to them that heavens shall be shaken: give suck in those days!

30 And then shall appear the 20 But pray ye that your flight sign of the Son of man in'héabe not in the winter,.neither on ven: and then shall all the tribes the sabbath-day:

of the earth mourn, and they 21 For then shall be great shall see the Son of man coming tribulation, such as was not since in the clouds of heaven with the beginning of the world to power and great glory.. this time, no, nor ever shall be. 31 And he shall send his angels

22 And except those days with a great sound of a trumpet, should be shortened, thereland they shall gather together

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to judgment. his elect from the four winds, in what watch the thief would from one end of heaven .to the come, he would have watched, other.

Jandwould not have suffered his 32 Now learn a parable of the house towbe broken up. fig-tree; When his branch is yet 44 Therefore be ye also ready: tender, and putteth forth leaves, for in such an hour as ye think ye know that summer is nigh: not, the Son of man cometh.

33 So likewise ye, when ye 45 Who then is a faithful and shall see all these things, kylow wise servant, whom his lord hath that it is near, even at the doors. made rüler over his household,

34 Verily, I say unto you, to give them meat in due season? This generation shall not, pass, 46 Blessed is that servant, till all these things be fulfilled. whom his lord, when he cometh,

35 Heaven and earth shall shall find so doing. pass away, but my swords shall 47 Verily, I say unto you, That not pass away. The

he'shall make him ruler over all, · 36 But of that day and hour his goods. knoweth no man, ino, not the 48 but and if that evil servant angel's of heaven, bat my Father shall say in his heart, My lord only

I delayeth his coming; i 37 But as the days of-Noe 49 And shall begin to smite were, so shall also the coming of his fellow-servants, and to eat the Son of man be. .

and drink with the drunken; 38 Foras in the days that were 50 The lord of that servant before the flood, they were eat-shall come in a day when he ing and drinking, marrying and looketh not for him, and in an giving in marriage until the day hour that he is not aware of, that Noe entered into the ark, 51 And shall cut him asunder,

39 And knew not until the and appoint him his portion with flood came, and took them all the hypocrites: there shall be away: so shall also the coming weeping and gnashing of teeth. of the Son of man be.

CHAP. XXV. 40 Then shall two be in the Parable of the ten virgins, &c. field; the one shall be taken, THEN shall the kingdom of and the other left.

11 heaven be likened unto ten 41 Two women shall be grind- virgins, which took their lamps, s ing at the mill; the one shall be and went forth to meet the taken, and the other left. bridegroom.

42 T Watch therefore; for ye 2 And five of them were wise, know not what hour your Lord and five were foolish. doth come.

13 They that were foolish took 43 But know this, that if the their lamps, and took no oil with good man of the house had known them:

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Parable of the ten virgins, MATTHEW,

and of the talents. 4 But the wise took oil in 16 Then he that had received their vessels with their lamps. the five talents, went and traded

5 While the bridegroom tarri- with the same, and made them ed, they all slumbered and slept. other five talents.

6 And at midnight there was 17 And, likewise he that had a cry made, Behold, the bride-received two, he also gained other groom cometh ; go ye oụt to two. meet him. .

18 But he that had received 7 Then all those virgins arose, ona went and digged in the and trimmed their lamps. earth, and hid his lord's money.

8 And the foolish said unto 19 After a long time the lord the wise, Give us of your oil: of those servants cometh, and for our lamps are gone out. reckoneth with them.

9 But the wise answered, say- 20 And so he that had received ing, Not so; lest there be not five talents, came and brought enough for us and you : but go other five talents, saying, Lord, ye rather to them that sell, and thou deliveredst unto me five buy for yourselves.

talents: behold, I have gained 10 And while they went to besides them five talents more. buy, the bridegroom came; and 21 His lord said unto Gim, they that were ready, went in Welldone, thou good and faithful with him to the marriage: and servant; thou hast been faithful the door was shut.

over a few things, I will make thee 11 Afterward came also the ruler over many things : enter other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, thou into the joy of thy lord. open to us.

22 He also that had received 12 But he answered and said, two talents came, and said, Lord, Verily, I say unto you, I know thou deliveredst unto me two you not.

talents: behold, I have gained 13 Watch therefore, for ye two other talents besides them. know neither the day nor the 23 His lord said unto him, hour wherein the Son of man Well done, good and faithful sercometh.

vant; thou hast been faithful over 14 | For the kingdom of heaven a few things, I will make thee is as a man travelling into a far ruler over many things: enter "country, who called his own ser- thou into the joy of thy lord.

vants, and delivered unto them 24 Then he which had rehis goods.

ceived the one talent came, and 15 And unto one he gave five said, Lord, I knew thee that thou talents, to another two, and to art a hard man, reaping where another one; to every man ac- thou hast not sown, and gathercording to his several ability ;sing where thou hast not strewed: and straightway took his journey. 25 And I was afraid, and went 1 description of

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the last judgment. and hid thy talent in the earth : and ye gave me drink: I was a lo, there thou hast that is thine. stranger, and ye took me in:

26 His lord answered and said 36 Naked, and ye clothed unto him, Thou wicked and sloth-me: I was sick, and ye visited ful servant, thou knewest that I me: I was in prison, and ye reap where I sowed not, and ga- came unto me. ther where I have not strewed : 37 Then shall the righteous

27 Thou oughtest therefore answer him, saying, Lord, when to have put my money to the saw we thee an hungered, and exchangers, and then at my fed thee? or thirsty, and gave coming I should have received thee drink? mine own with usury.

38 When saw we thee a 28 Take therefore the talent stranger, and took thee in? or from him, and give it unto him naked, and clothed thee? which hath ten talents.

39 Or when saw we thee sick, 29 For unto every one that orin prison, and came unto thee? hath shall be given, and he shall 40 And the King shall answer have abundance: but from him and say unto them, Verily, I say that hath not, shall be taken unto you, Inasmuch as ye have away even that which he hath. done it unto one of the least of

30 And cast ye the unprofita- these my brethren, ye have done ble servant into outer darkness : it unto me. there shall be weeping and 41 Then shall he say also ungnashing of teeth.

to them on the left hand, Depart 31 | When the Son ofman shall from me, ye cursed, into evercome in his glory, and all the holy lasting fire, prepared for the angels with him, then shall he devil and his angels: sit upon the throne of his glory : 42 For I was an hungered,

32 And before him shall be and ye gave me no meat: I was gathered all nations: and he thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: shall separate them one from 43 I was a stranger, and ye another, as a shepherd divideth took me not in: naked, and ye his sheep from the goats: clothed me not: sick, and in

33 And he shall set the sheep prison, and ye visited me not. on his right hand, but the goats 44 Then shall they also anon the left..

swer him, saying, Lord, when 34 Then shall the King say un- saw we thee an hungered, or to them on his right hand, Come, athirst, or a stranger, or naked, ye blessed of my Father, inherit or sick, or in prison, and did not the kingdom prepared for you minister unto thee? from the foundation of the world: 45 Then shall he answer

35 For I was an hungered, and them, saying, Verily, I say unto ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, you, Inasmuch as ye did it not Christ's head anointed. MATTHEW, Treachery of Judus. to one of the least of these, yel 11 For ye have the poor aldid it not to me.

ways with you; but me ye have 46 And these shall go away not always. into everlasting punishment: but 12 Forin that she hath poured the righteous into life eternal. this ointment on my body, she CHAP. XXVI.

did it for my burial. The rulers conspire against Christ. 13. Verily, I say unto you, AND it came to pass, when Wheresoever this gospel shall

A Jesus had finished all these be preached in the whole world, sayings, he said unto his disciples, there shall also this, that this

2 Ye know that after two days woman hath done, be told for a. is the feast of the passover, and memorial of her. the Son of man is betrayed to 14 | Then one of the twelve, be crucified.

called Judas Iscariot, went unto 3 Then assembled together the chief priests, the chief priests, and the scribes, 15 And said unto them, What and the elders of the people, will ye give me, and I will deliver unto the palace of the high him unto you? And they covepriest, who was called Caiaphas, nanted with him for thirty pieces

4 And consulted that they of silver. might take Jesus by subtilty, 16 And from that time he and kill him.

sought opportunity tobetray him. 5 But they said, Not on the 17 Now, the first day of the feast-day, lest there be an uproar feast of unleavened bread, the among the people.

disciples came to Jesus, saying 6 Now when Jesus was in unto him, Where wilt thou that Bethany, in the house of Simon we prepare for thee to eat the the leper,

passover? 7 There came unto him al 18 And he said, Gointo the city woman having an alabaster-box to such a man, and say unto him, of very precious ointment, and The Master saith, My time is at poured it on his head as he sat hand; I will keep the passover at meat.

at thy house with my disciples. 8 But when his disciples saw 19 And the disciples did as it, they had indignation, saying, Jesus had appointed them; and To what purpose is this waste? they made ready the passover.

9 For this ointment might 20 Now, when the even was have been sold for much, and come, he sat down with the given to the poor.

twelve.. 10 When Jesus understood it, 21 And as they did eat, he be said unto them, Why trouble said, Verily I say unto you, That ye the woman? for she hath one of you shall betray me. wrought a good work upon me. 22 And they were exceeding

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