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and compel* them to come in ; the dunghill; but it is thrown that my house may be filled. away. He that hath ears to hear, 24 For I assure you, that none let him hear." of those men who were invited Ch. XV. 1 Then all the pubshall taste of my supper.' licans and sinners drew near to

25 AND great multitudes went him to hear him. 2 And the with him; and he turned and Pharisees and the scribes mur. said to them, 26 “ If any one mured, saying, “This man recome to me, and hate not his ceiveth sinners, and eateth with father, and mother, and wife, them.” and children, and brethren, and 3 And he spake this parable sisters, and even his own life to them, saying, 4“ What man also, he cannot be my disciple. among you, having a hundred 27 And whosoever doth not sheep, if he lose one of them, bear his cross, and come after doth not leave the ninety and me, cannot be my disciple. nine in the desert, and go after

28 For which of you, intend that which is lost, until he find ing to build a tower, sitteth not it? 5 And having found it, he down first, and computeth the layeth it on his shoulders, reexpense, whether he have suf-joicing. 6 And coming home, ficient to complete it? 29 Lest he calleth together his friends perhaps, after he hath laid the and neighbours, saying to them, foundation, and is not able to Rejoice with me; for I have finish it, all that behold it, begin found my sheep which was lost.' to deride him, 30 saying, • This 7 I tell you, that, in like manman began to build, and was not ner, joy will be in heaven over able to finish.'

one sinner who reformeth, more Si Or what king, going to than over ninety and nine rightmake war against another king, eous persons, who need no resitteth not down, first, and con- formation. sulteth whether he be able with 8 “Or what woman, having ten thousand to meet him who ten pieces of silver, if she lose cometh against him with twenty one piece, doth not light a thousand ? 32 Else, while he is lamp, and sweep the house, yet far off, he sendeth an em- and seek carefully until she bassy, and asketh conditions of find it? 9 and having found it, peace. 33 In like manner, then, she calleth together her friendę whosoever among you biddeth and neighbours, saying, Re. not farewell to all that he hath, joice with me; for I have found he cannot be my disciple. the piece which I had lost.' 10

34 Salt is good : but if the In like manner, I tell you, salt become insipid, with what there is joy in the presence of shall it be seasoned ? 35 It is the angels of God over one sinfit neither for the land, nor for ner who reformeth.

* persuarle, entreat, importune. The verse refers to sending the apostles, etc. to preact every where," Newcome.

11 He said also,* “ A cer-, sinned against heaven, and in tain man had two sons: 12 and thy sight ; [and] I am no more the younger of them said to his worthy to be called thy son.' father, Father, give me the 22 “ But the father said to his portion of wealth which falleth servants, • Bring forth the best to me.' And he divided to them robe, and clothe him; and put their living. 13 And, not many a ring on his hand, and sandals days after, the younger son ga- on his feét. 23 And bring the thered all together, and went fatted calf, and kill it: and let into a distant country, and there us eat and be joyful: 24 for this wasted his property in profli- my son was dead, and is alive gate living. 14 Now when he again ; [and] (was] lost, and had spent all, a grievous fa- is found. And they began to be mine spread throughout that joyful. country; and he began to be 25 “ Now the elder son was in in want. 15 And he went and the field ; and, as he came and joined himself to a citizen of drew near to the house, he that country; who sent him into heard music and dancing. 26 his fields to feed swine. 16 Then he called to him one of And he desired to fill his belly the servants, and inquired what with the charub-pods f which these things meant. 27 And the the swine ate : and yet no one

servant said

to him, " Thy

brother is come; and thy father 17 “ Then coming to himself, hath killed the fatted calf, behe said, “How nany of my fa- cause he hath received him in ther's hired servants have abun-health.' dance of bread, while I am 28 « And he was angry, and here perishing with hunger! would not go in: his father 18 I will arise and go to my fa- therefore came out, and enther, and will say to him, Fa. I treated him. 29 And he answer. ther, I have sinned against hea- ing, said to the father, 'Lo, these ven, and in thy sight: 19 I am many years I have served thee, no more worthy to be called nor have I at any time transthy son: make me as one of gressed thy commandment: and thy hired servants.'

yet thou never gavest me a kid, 20 “ Then he arose, and went thirt I might be joyful with my to his father. But when he was friends:30 but when this thy son yet far off, his father saw him, came, who hath devoured thy and had compassion on him, and living with harlots, thou hast running, he fell on his neck, killed for him the fatted calf.' and kissed him. 21 And the 31 And he said to him, Child, son said to him, · Father, I have thou art always with me, and

* “ This parable shows how graciously God receives sinners : ver. 20: and how great the dis pleasure of the Jews was at the reception of the sinful gentiles into the evangelical covenant." Newcome.

+ " Pliny informs us, that the siliqua or charub-tree grew plentifully in Syria; and from Columelia we learn, that they afforded food to swine." Parkhurst.

gave to him.

all that I have is thine. 32 Buttion than the sons of light. 9 it was right that we should be And I tell you, Make to your. joyful and glad: for this thy selves friends of the uncertain brother was dead, and is alive riches; that, when ye fail, they again; [and] [was lost, and may receive you into aionian is found.'"

habitations. CH. XVI. 1 AND Jesus said 10 “ He that is faithful in a also to his disciples, “There very little, is faithful also in was a certain rich man that had much ; and he that is unjust in a steward ; who was accused to a very little, is unjust also in him as having wasted his estate. much. 11 If therefore ye have 2 And having called him, he been unfaithful in the uncertain said to him, How is it that I riches, who will entrust you hear this of thee? give an ac- with the true ? 12 And if ye count of [thy] stewardship: fur have been unfaithful in the thou canst be no longer steward.' things of another, who will give 3 Then the steward said within you even your own? himself, · What shall I do? for 13 “ No servant can serve my master taketh away from me two masters : for either he will the stewardship : I cannot dig, hate the one, and love the and I am ashamed to beg. 41 other; or he will hold to the am resolved what to do; that, one, and dispise the other. Ye when I am put out of the stew cannot serve God and riches.” ardship, I may be received into 14 AND the Pharisees also, their houses.'

who were covetous, heard all 5 “ So he called to him every these things; and they scoffed one of his master's debtors, and at him. 15 And he said to said to the first, “How much them, “ Ye are they who justiowest thou to my master ?' 6'fy yourselves before men; but And he said, An hundred ves. God knoweth your hearts : for sels of oil.' And he said to him, that which is admired by men, 'Receive back thy bill, and sit. is an abomination in the sight ting down quickly, write fifty.' of God. 7 Then he said to another, 'And

16 " The law and the prohow much owest thou ?' And phels were until John: from he said, “A hundred measures that time the kingdom of God of wheat.' And he said to him, is preached, and every one Receive back thy bill, and write presseth into it. 17 But it is eighty.

easier for heaven and earth to 8 “And his master commend- pass away, than that one tittle ed* the unjust steward, be- of the law should fail. cause he had done prudently :

18“ Whosoever putteth away for the sons of this age are his wife, and marrieth another, more prudent in their general committeth adultery: and [who

** He commended the prudence of the expedient; though he could not but condemn its disbonesty.” Newcome.

80ever] marrieth her that is put 27 “ Then he said, 'I beseech away (from her husband), com- thee, therefore, father, to send mitteth adultery.

him to my father's house; 28 19 “ Now there was a certain for I have five brethren; that rich man who was clothed in he may testify to them, lest purple and fine linen, and feast- they also come into this place ed sumptuously every day : 20 of torment.' and there was a certain beggar,

29 “ Abraham said to him; named Lazarus, that had laid They have Moses and the at his porch, full of sores ; 21 prophets; let them hear them.? and delighting * to be fed with 30 And he said, Nay, father the crumbs which fell from the Abraham : but if one go to rich man's table: moreover, them from the dead, they will the dogs also came and licked reform.' 31 Then Abraham his sores.

said to him, If they hear not 22 “And it came to pass, that Moses and the prophets, nei. the beggar died, and was car- ther will they be persuaded, ried by the angels into Abra- though one should arise from ham's bosomt. The rich man the dead.'» also died and was buried. 23 CH. XVII. 1 THEN he said to And in hades, he lifted up his his disciples, “ It is impossible eyes, being in torments, and be- to prevent entirely the coming held Abraham at a distance, and of offences: but alas for him Lazarus in the folds of his man through whom they come! 2 It tle 24 And crying out, he said, were better for him that an up• Father Abraham, have pity on per millstone hanged me, and send Lazarus, that he about his neck, and he were may dip the tip of his finger in cast into the sea, than that he water, and cool my tongue; for I should entice to sin one of these am pained in this flame.' little ones. 3 Take heed, there.

25“ But Abraham said, 'Son, fore, to yourselves. remember that thou in thy life “[Now] if thy brother trestime received thy good things, pass [against thee,] rebuke and Lazarus in like manner evil him : and, if he repent, forgive things: but now he is comforted, him. 4 And if he trespass against and thou art pained. 26 And, be thee seven times in a day, and sides all this, between us and you seven times in a day turn again, a great gulf is fixed : so that saying, I repent;' thou shalt they who would go over from forgive him.” hence to you, are not able ; nor 5 And the apostles said to the can they pass over to us, who Lord, 6 Increase our faith." would come from thence.' 6 And the Lord said, “If ye

• Επιθυμεω, from επι ιη, and θυμος the mind. “ With an Infinitive following. To be content or glad, to esteem it a great matter." Parkhurst.

7" To recline there at a heavenly banquet. See John xiji. 25. The circumstances mentioned in ver. 23, 24, are ornaments of the parable, which are not to be understood literally.” Newcome.

# Tois xoa mois, being plural, cannot refer to Abraham's bosom. See Parkhurst.


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had faith as a grain of mustard | said, « Were there not ten seed, ye might say to this sy-cleansed ? but where are the camore tree, · Be thou rooted nine? 18 Have none returned up, and be thou planted in the to give glory to God, except sea ;” and it would obey you.

this alien ?" 19 Then he said to 7 “But which of you, having him, “ Arise, depart: thy faith a servant ploughing, or feeding hath restored thee.” cattle, will immediately say to 20 NOW having been asked him on his return from the by the Pharisees, when the field, Go, and place thyself at reign of God was to commence, meat?' 8 and will not rather he answered them and said, say to him, “ Make ready where-" The reign of God is not ushon I

may sup, and gird thyself, ered in with parade; 21 Nor and serve me, whilst I eat and shall they say, lo, here ! or lo, drink; and afterward thou there! for, behold the reign of mayest eat and drink ?? 9 Doth God is within you." he thank that servant, because 22 Then he said to the dishe did the things commanded ? | ciples, “ The days will come I suppose not.

when ye shall desire to see one 10" So likewise ye, when ye of the days of the Son of man, shall have done all that is com- and will not behold it. 23 But manded you, say,

"We are un- when they say to you, profitable servants: [for] we here ! [or,] 'Lo, there:' go have done only what we ought not after them, nor follow them. to have done.'

24 For as the flash of lightning 11 And it came to pass, as shineth in an instant from one Jesus journeyed to Jerusalem, he extremity under heaven, to the went through Samaria and Gali- other, so will the Son of man lee. 12 And as he entered into a be in his day. 25 But first he certain village, there approach- must suffer many things, and ed him ten men that were lepers, be rejected by this generation. who stood afar off : 13 and they 26 “And as it was in the days lifted

up their voices, saying, of Noah, so will it be also in “Jesus, Master, have pity on the days of the Son of man. 27 us." 14 And, when he saw them, They ate, they drank, they marhe said to them, “ Go, show ried wives, they were given in yourselves to the priests." And marriage; until the day when as they were going, they were Noah entered into the ark; and cleansed.

the flood came, and destroyed 15 And one of them, seeing them all. 28 In like manner also, that he was cured, turned back, as it was in the days of Lot: with a loud voice glorifying they ate, they drank, they God; 16 and fell on his face at bought, they sold, they plantthe feet of Jesus, giving him ed, they built : 29 but on the thanks : and he was a Samari- day when Lot went out of Sotan. 17 And Jesus answering, 1 dom, it rained fire and brim.

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