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the wicked husbandmen. CHAP. XXII. The parable of the marnage. 38 But when the husband

CHAP. XXII. men saw the son, they said The marriage of the king's son. among themselves, This is the AND Jesus answered and heir; come, let us kill him, A spake unto them again by and let us seize on his inherit-parables, and said, ance.

I 2 The kingdom of heaven is 39 And they caught him, and like unto a certain king, which cast him out of the vineyard, made a marriage for his son, and slew him.

1 3 And sent forth his servants 40 When the lord therefore to call them that were bidden to of the vineyard cometh, what the wedding: and they would will he do unto those husband- not come. men ?

14 Again, he sent forth other 41 They say unto him, He servants, saying, Tell them which will miserably destroy those are bidden, Behold, I have prewicked men, and will let out his pared my dinner: my oxen and vineyard unto other husband- my fatlings are killed, and all men, which shall render him the things are ready: come unto the fruits in their seasons.

marriage. . 42 Jesus saith unto them, 5 But they made light of it, and Did ye never read in the scrip- went their ways, one to his farm, tures, The stone which the another to his merchandise. builders rejected, the same is 6 And the remnant took his become the head of the corner : servants, and entreated them this is the Lord's doing, and it spitefully, and slew them. is marvellous in our eyes ? 7 But when the king heard

43 Therefore say I unto you, thereof, he was wroth: and he The kingdom of God shall be sent forth his armies, and detake som you, and given to a stroyed those murderers, and natie bringing forth the fruits burned up their city. thereof.

18 Then saith he to his ser44 And whosoever shall fall vants, The wedding is ready, on this stone, shall be broken : but they which were bidden but on whomsoever it shall fall, were not worthy. it will grind him to powder. | 9 Go ye therefore into the

45 And when the chief priests highways, and as many as ye and Pharisees had heard his shall find, bid to the marriage. parables, they perceived that 10 So those servants went out he spake of them.

into the highways, and gathered 46 But when they sought to together all as many as they lay hands on him, they feared found, both bad and good : and the multitude, because they took the wedding was furnished with him for a prophet.


Of paying tribute.

MATTHEW, The Sadducees confuted 11 | And when the king came which are Cesar's; and unto in to see the guests, he saw God, the things that are God's. there a man which had not on a 22 When they had heard wedding-garment :

these words, they marvelled, and 12 And he saith unto him, left him, and went their way. Friend, how camest thou in 23 | The same day came to hither, not having a wedding-him the Sadducees, which say garment? And he was speech- that there is no resurrection, less.

and asked him, 13 Then said the king to the 24 Saying, Master, Moses servants, Bind him hand and foot, said, If a man die, having no and take him away, and cast him children, his brother shall marry into outer darkness: there shall his wife, and raise up seed unto be weeping and gnashing of his brother. teeth.

25 Now, there were with us 14 For many are called, but seven brethren: and the first, few are chosen.

when he had married a wife, 15 | Then went the Phari- deceased; and having no issue, sees, and took counsel how they left his wife unto his brother, might entangle him in his talk. 26 Likewise the second also,

16 And they sent out unto and the third, unto the seventh. him their disciples, with the 27 And last of all the woman Herodians, saying, Master, we died also. know that thou art true, and 28 Therefore, in the resurrecteachest the way of God in tion, whose wife shall she be of truth, neither carest thou for the seven? for they all had her. any man: for thou regardest not| 29 Jesus answered and said the person of men.

unto them, Ye do err, not know17 Tell us therefore, What ing the scriptures, nor the power thinkest thou? Is it lawful to of God. give tribute unto Cesar, or not? 30 For in the resurrection

18 But Jesus perceived their they neither marry, nor are wickedness, and said, Why given in marriage, but are as tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? the angels of God in heaven.

19 Shew me the tribute- 31 But, as touching the remoney. And they brought unto surrection of the dead, have ye him a penny.

not read that which was spoken 20 And he saith unto them, unto you by God, saying, Whose is this image, and super- 32 I am the God of Abraham, scription ?

and the God of Isaac, and the 21 They say unto him, Cesar's. God of Jacob? God is not the Then saith he unto them, Render God of the dead, but of the therefore unto Cesar, the things living.

THEN spalarisees reproved.

ut when the Pharise

The chief commandments. CHAP. XXIII. Christ reproveth the scribes 33 And when the multitude

CHAP, XXIII. heard this they were astonished Scribes and Pharisees reproved. at his doctrine.

34 | But when the Pharisees 1 multitude, and to his dishad heard that he had put the ciples, Sadducees to silence, they were 2 Saying, The scribes and the gathered together.

Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 35 Then one of them which 3 All therefore whatsoever was a lawyer, asked him a ques- they bid you observe, that pbtion, tempting him, and saying, serve and do: but do not ye

36 Master, which is the great after their works : for they say, commandment in the law ? and do not.

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou 4 For they bind heavy bur. shalt love the LORD thy God with dens, and grievous to be borne, all thy heart, and with all thy and lay them on men's shoulders; soul, and with all thy mind. but they themselves will not

38 This is the first and great move them with one of their commandment.

fingers. 39 And the second is like unto 5 But all their works they do it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour for to be seen of men : they as thyself.

make broad their phylacteries, 40 On these two command- and enlarge the borders of their ments hang all the law and the garments, prophets.

6 And love the uppermost 41 T While the Pharisees rooms at feasts, and the chief were gathered together, Jesus seats in the synagogues, asked them,

17 And greetings in the mar42 Saying, What think ye of kets, and to be called of men, Christ? whose son is he? They Rabbi, Rabbi. say unto him, The son of David. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi:

43 He saith unto them, How for one is your Master, even then doth David in spirit call Christ; and all ye are brethren.

44 The LORD said unto my upon the earth: for one is your Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Father which is in heaven. till I make thine enemies thy 10 Neither be ye called masfootstool ?

ters: for one is your Master, 45 If David then call him even Christ. Lord, how is he his son ? 1 11 But he that is greatest

46 And no man was able to among you, shall be your seranswer him a word, neither vant. durst any man, from that day 12 And whosoever shall exalt forth, ask him any more questions. Thimself, shall be abased; and he pay tithe of my pocrites !

you, scribes a

Christ reproveth the blindness MATTHEW,

and hypocrisy of that shall humble himself, shall the temple, sweareth by it, and be exalted.

by him that dwelleth therein. 13 1 But wo unto you, scribes 22 And he that shall swear by and Pharisees, hypocrites! for heaven, sweareth by the throne ye shut up the kingdom of hea- of God, and by him that sitteth ven against men: for ye neither thereon. go in yourselves, neither suffer 23 Wo unto you, scribes and ye them that are entering, to Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye go in.

pay tithe of mint, and anise, and 4 Wo unto you, scribes and cummin, and have omitted the Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye weightier matters of the law, devour widows' houses, and for ljudgment, mercy, and faith : a pretence make long prayer: these ought ye to have done, and therefore ye shall receive the not to leave the other undone. greater damnation.

| 24 Ye blind guides, which 15 Wo unto you, scribes and strain at a gnat, and swallow a Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye camel. compass sea and land to make 25 Wo unto you, scribes and one proselyte; and when he is Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye made, ye make him two-fold make clean the outside of the cup more the child of hell than and of the platter, but within they yourselves.

are full of extortion and excess. 16 Wo unto you, ye blind 26 Thou blind Pharisee, guides! which say, Whosoever cleanse first that which is within shall swear by the temple, it is the cup and platter, that the outnothing; but whosoever shall side of them may be clean also. swear by the gold of the temple, 27 Wo unto you, scribes and he is a debtor.

Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye 17 Ye fools, and blind! for are like unto whited sepulchres, whether is greater, the gold, or which indeed appear beautiful the temple that sanctifieth the outward, but are within full of gold?

dead men's bones, and of all 18 And whosoever shall swear uncleanness. by the altar, it is nothing ; but 28 Even so ye also outwardly whosoever sweareth by the gift appear righteous unto men, but that is upon it, he is guilty within ye are full of hypocrisy

19 Ye fools, and blind! for and iniquity. . whether is greater, the gift, or the 29 Wo unto you, scribes and altar that sanctifieth the gift? Pharisees, hypocrites! because

20 Whoso therefore shall ye build the tombs of the proswear by the altar, sweareth by phets, and garnish the sepulit, and by all things thereon. chres of the righteous, 21 And whoso shall swear by 30 And say, If we had been in

the scribes and Pharisees. CHAP.XXIV. Jerusalem's destruetion foretold. the days of our fathers, we would

CHAP. XXIV. not have been partakers with Destruction of the temple foretold. them in the blood of the prophets. AND Jesus went out, and

31 Wherefore, ye be witnesses A departed from the temple : unto yourselves, that ye are the and his disciples came to him children of them which killed for to shew him the buildings of the prophets.

the temple. 32 Fill ye up then the mea- 2 And Jesus said unto them, sure of your fathers.

See ye , not all these things? 33 Ye serpents, ye generation verily, I say unto you, There of vipers, how can ye escape the shall not be left here one stone damnation of hell ?

Jupon another, that shall not be 34 TWherefore, behold, I send thrown down. unto you prophets, and wise men,| 3 | And as he sat upon the and scribes; and some of them mount of Olives, the disciples ye shall kill and crucify, and came unto him privately, saying, some of them shall ye scourge in Tell us, when shall these things your synagogues, and persecute be ? and what shall be the sign them from city to city:

35 That upon you may come of the world? all the righteous blood shed 4 And Jesus answered and upon the earth, from the blood said unto them, Take heed that of righteous Abel, unto the blood no man deceive you. of Zacharias, son of Barachias, 5 For many shall come in my whom ye slew between the name, saying, I am Christ; and temple and the altar.

shall deceive many. 36 Verily, I say unto you, All 6 And ye shall hear of wars, these things shall come upon and rumours of wars: see that this generation.

Tye be not troubled : for all these 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, things must come to pass, but thou that killest the prophets, the end is not yet. and stonest them which are sent 7 For nation shall rise against unto thee; how often would I nation, and kingdom against have gathered thy children to- kingdom: and there shall be gether, even as a hen gathereth famines, and pestilences, and her chickens under her wings, earthquakes, in divers places. and ye would not !

18 All these are the beginning 38 Behold, your house is left of sorrows.

, unto you desolate.

1.9 Then shall they deliver you 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall up to be afflicted, and shall kill not see me henceforth, till ye you: and ye shall be hated of. shall say, Blessed is he that com-all nations for my name's sake. eth in the name of the Lord. Ito And then shall many be

blood sheds of the world, and of the sign

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