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fared him, because all the people was astonished at his doctrine. 19 And when even was come, he went out of the city. 20 'll And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the figtree dried up from the roots. 21 And Peter, calling to remembrance, saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig-tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22 And Jesus, answering sai unto them, Have faith in God. 23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoevershall say untothis mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but sha\ believe that those things which hesaith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24 Therefore, I say unto you, What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25 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 ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your tres

aSSČS. 27 And they come again to Jerusalem : and, as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, 28 And say unto him, By what authority doestthou these things: and who gave thee this authority to do these things: 29 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 things.

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3o The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men? answer IIIC. 31 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 say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed. 33 And they answered, and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus, answering saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what au. thority I do these things. CHAP. XII. The parable of the vineyard. A D he began to speak unto them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and digged a place for the wine-fat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country. 2 And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 And they caught bim, and beat him, and sent bim away

co, 4 And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. 5 And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing SOIIlC. 6 Having yet, therefore, one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. 7 But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir ; come, ict us kill him, and Of paying tribute.

the inheritance shall be ours. 8 And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. 9 What shall, therefore, the lord of the vineyard do he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto others. 10 And have ye not read this scripture, The stone which the builders rejećted is become the shead of the corner: 11 This was the Lord’s doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes: 12 And they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people; for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them : and , they left him, and went their Way. 13 || And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees, and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. 14 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 teachest the way of God in truth: Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not : 15 Shall we give, or shall we not give But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why temptye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. 16And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription : And they said unto him, Cesar’s. 17 And Jesus, ans ering, said unto them, Render 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

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resurre&tion; and they asked him, Saying,

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. 20 Now, there were sevenbrethren : and the first took a wife, and dying, left no seed. 21. And the second took her, and died; neither lefthe any seed: and the third likewise. 22 And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also. 23 In the resurreótion, therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them : for the seven had her to wife. 24 And Jesus, answering, said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God : 25 For, when they shallrisefrom the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven. 26 And as touching the dead, that they rise : have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the

ing, I am the God of Abraham, arid the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob 3 27 He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the 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 commandment of all : 29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the command

Sadducees, which say there is no

19 Master, Moses wrote unto

bush God spake unto him, say- |

ments is, Hear, O Israel; The

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clothing, and love salutations in

the market-places, 39 And the chief seats in the

xiii. Persecution for the Cospel.

synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts; 40 Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation. 41 Is And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury: and many that were rich cast in much. 42 And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw in two mites, which make a farthing. 43 And he 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 : 44. For all they did cast in of their abundance; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living. CHAP. XIII. Destruction of the temple foretold. ND, as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what manner of stones, and what buildings are here! 2 And Jesus, answering, said unto him, Seest thou these great buildings 2 there shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. 3 T And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, over against the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, asked him privately, 4 Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign when all these things shall be fulfilled 2 5 And Jesus, answering them, began to say, Take heedlest any man deceive you : - -

Şews’ 6 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. 7 And when ye shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled : for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. 8 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines, and troubles; these are the beginnings of sorI'OWS. 9TButtakeheed toyourselves: for they shall deliver you up to councils; and in the Synagogues ye shall be beaten : and ye shall be brought before rulersand kings for my sake, for a testimony against them. 1o And the gospel must first be published among all nations. 11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye shall speak, neither doye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that Speak ye : for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost. 12 Now, the brother shall be. tray the brother to death, and the father the son; and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be put to death. 13 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake : but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 14 Ti But when ye shall see the abomination of 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:

from the uttermost part of the

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calamities foretold. 15 And let him that is on the

house-top not go down into the house, neither enter, therein, to take anything out of his house:

16 And let him that is in the

field, not turn back again for to take up his garment.

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flight be not in the winter.

19 For in those days shall be

afflićtion, such as was not from thebeginningofthecreation, which God created, unto this time, neither shall be.

20 And except that the Lord

had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved; but for the elects' sake, whom he hath on, he hath shortened the ayS.

21 And then, if any man shall

say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, lo, Ae is there; believe him not:

22 For false Christs and false

prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

23 Buttake ye heed; behold, I

have foretold you all things.

24 || But in those days, after

that tribulation, the sun shall be
darkened, and the moon
give her light;

shall not

25 And the stars of heaven shall

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Christ’s coming unknown.

28 Nov learn a parable of the fig-tree; When her branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 29 So ye, in like manner, when ye shall see these things come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors. . 30 Verily I say unto you, That this generation shall not pass, till all these things be done. 31 Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass away. 32 is But of that day, and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, newer the Son, but the Father. 33 Take ye heed, watch and pray : for ye know not when the time IS. 34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. 35 Watchye, therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning : 36 Lest, coming sudden find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch. CHAP. XIV. Conspiracy against Christ. FTER two days was the L feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put Aim to death. 2 But they said, Not on the feast-day, lest there be an uproar of the people. - ... " 3. T And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as

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could ; she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.

9 Verily I say unto you,

Wheresoever this gospel shall be |preached throughout the whole

world, this also that she hath

done shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her.

1o And Judas Iscariot, one

of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.

11 And when they heard it,

they were glad, and promised to

give him money, And he sought
how he might conveniently be-
tray him.
12 || And the first day of un-
leavened bread, when they killed
the passover, his disciples said
unto him, Where wilt thou that
we go and prepare, that thou may-
est eat the passover ?
13 And he sendeth forth two of
his disciples, and saith unto them,
Go ye into the city, and there
shall meet you a man bearing a
pitcher of water : Row him.

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