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stone from heaven, and destroy- said, "Hear what the unjust ed them all : 30 thus it will be, judge saith. 7 And will not in the day when the Son of man God obtain justice for his choshall be revealed.

sen, who are crying to him day 31 “ In that day, whoever and night? and will he be slow shall be on the house-top, and in their cause? 8 I tell you, he his goods in the house, let will speedily * do them justice. him not come down to take Nevertheless, when the Son of them away; and, in like man man cometh, will he indeed

1 ner, let not him that is in the find this faith in the land ?" field turn back. 32 Remember 9 And he spake (also] this Lot's wife. 33 Whoever shall parable, to some who trusted in seek to save his life, shall lose themselves, that they it; and whoever shall lose his righteous, and despised others: life, shall preserve it. 34 I tell 10 “ Two men went up into you, in that night two men will the temple to pray; the one a be on one bed ; one will be ta- | Pharisee, and the other a pub

! ken, and the other left. 35 Two lican. 11 The Pharisee stood women will be grinding toge- by himself, and prayed thus : ther; one will be taken, and the God, I thank thee that I am other left.? 36 And they an- not as other men, oppressors, swering, said to him, “Where, unjust, adulterers; or even as Master?" and he said to them, this publican. 12 I fast twice “ Where the carcase is, there in the week; I pay tithes of all the eagles will be gathered to that I possess.' gether."

13" But the publican, standing CH. XVIII. 1 And he spake at a distance, would not even also a parable to them, to show lift up his eyes to heaven, but that they ought to pray continu- smote Cupon his breast, saying, ally, and not to be weary: 2 say-God be merciful to me a sining, “In a certain city there ner.' 14 I tell you, This man was a judge, who feared notwent down to his house t justifiGod, nor regarded man : 3 and ed, rather than that: for every there was a widow in that city ; one that exalteth himself shall who came to him, saying, “Ob- be humbled ; and he that humtain justice for me from mine bleth himself shall be exalted." adversary.' 4 And he would 15 And some brought to him not for a time: but afterward infants also, that he might he said within himself,“ Though touch them : but the disciples I fear not God, nor regard man; seeing it, rebuked them. 16 5 yet, because this widow trou But Jesus calling them to him, bleth me, I will do her justice; said, “ Suffer the little children lest by her continual coming to come to me, and forbid them she weary me,' 6 And the Lord not; for of such is the kingdom

** " By the destruction which the Romans will bring on the Jewish nation, before the presen race of men passes away. The beginning of this chapter is therefore connected with the close of the foregoing.” Newcome. t i e. from the temple.

of God. 17 Verily I tell you, I tell you, there is no one that Whosoever shall not receive hath left house, or parents, or the kingdom of God as a little brethren, or wife, or children, child, he can by no means en- for the sake of the kingdom of ter therein."

God, 30 who shall not receive 18 And a certain ruler asked much more in this present time; him, saying, “Good Master, and in the coming age aionian what shall I do to inherit aio- life.” nian life?" 19 and Jesus said 31 Then he assembled the to him, “ Why callest thou me twelve; and said to them, good ? there is none good, but “Behold we are going up to one, that is God. 20 Thou Jerusalem, and all things that knowest the commandments, are written by the prophets will Do not commit adultery: Do be accomplished in the Son of no murder: Do not steal: Do man. 32 For he will be delivernot bear false witness : Honour ed up to the Gentiles, and dethy father and [thy] mother.' " rided, and will be shamefully 21 And he said, “ All these treated, and spit on : 33 and he things, I have kept from my will be scourged and killed; but youth.”

the third day he will be raised 22 And Jesus hearing these from the dead.” 34 And they words, said to him, “Still thou understood none of these things: needest one thing: sell all that and this matter was hidden from thou hast, and distribute to the them, and they knew not the

thou shalt have things which were spoken. treasure in heaven : and come,

35 NOW it came to pass, follow me.” 23 But on his hear-that, as he drew near to Jeri. ing this, he was much grieved :cho, a certain blind man sat by for he was very rich.

the way-side begging; 36 and 24 And Jesus perceiving that hearing the crowd passing by, he was much grieved, said, he enquired what it meant. 37 “With what difficulty will And they told him, that Jesus those that have riches enter of Nazareth was going by. 38 into the kingdom of God! 25 And he cried out, saying, “ JeIt is easier for a camel to pass sus, thou son of David, have through the eye of a needle, pity on me.” 39 And those who than for a rich man to enter in- went before rebuked him, that to the kingdom of God.” 26 | he might keep silence : but he And those that heard it said, called out much more,

" Thou " Who then can be saved ?" son of David, have pity on me. 27 But he said, 6. The things

40 Then Jesus stood still, which are impossible with men, and commanded the man to be are possible with God.” brought to him: and, when he

28 Then Peter said, “ Lo, we was nigh, he asked him, 41 sayhave left all, and followed thee.” fing, “ What desirest thou that 29 And he said to them, “Verily I should do for thee?!! And

poor; and

he said, “ Master, that I may seek and to save that which receive my sight.” 42 And Je-was lost.” sus said to him, “ Receive thy 11 And while they heard sight; thy faith hath restored these things, he proceeded to thee.” 43 And forthwith he speak a parable; because he received sight, and followed was near Jerusalem, and be. him, glorifying God: and all cause the people thought that the people, seeing it, gave the reign of God would immepraise to God.

diately commence. 12 He said

therefore, “A certain man of Ch. XIX. 1 And Jesus enter- noble birth went into a far couned Jericho, and passed through try to receive for himself a it. 2 And, behold, there was a kingdom, and to return. 13 man named Zaccheus, who was And he called ten of his ser. a chief of the publicans ; and vants, and delivered to them he was rich. 3 And he sought ten pounds, and said to them, to see what kind of person Je-Traffic with these till I come.' sus was: but he could not, be- 14 But his citizens hated him, cause of the crowd; for he was and sent an embassy after him, low of stature. 4 So he ran on- saying, . We are not willing that ward, and climbed up into a this man should reign over us.' sycamore tree to see him : for 15 “And it came to pass, when he was about to pass that way. he was returned, having re

5 And Jesus looking up as he ceived the kingdom, that he came to the place, saw him, commanded these servants, to and said to him, “ Zaccheus, whom he had given the money, hasten down : for to-day I must to be called to him; that he abide at thy house.” 6 And he might know how much every hastened down ; and received one had gained by traffic. him joyfully. 7 And all seeing

16 « Then the first came, say. this, murmured, saying, “He ing, 'Sir, thy pound hath gain, is gone in, to be guest with a ed ten pounds.' 17 And his sinner.”

master said to him, .Well done, 8 But Zaccheus standing thou good servant : because forth, said to the Lord, Be- thou hast been faithful in a hoid, Master, the half of my very little, have thou authority goods I will give to the poor; over ten cities.' 18 And the and if in any thing I have wrong

second came, saying, Sir, ed any one, I will restore four- thy pound hath produced five fold.” 9 And Jesus said to him, pounds.' 19 And he said to him 6. This day salvation is come likewise, "Be thou also over to this house ; inasmuch as he five cities.' 20 And another also is a son of Abraham. 10 came, saying, “Sir, behold, here For the Son of man is come to is thy pound, which I have kept

a sinner, i. e. a gentile : in opposition to which he is called by Jesus, ver. 9, a son of Abrahain, in consequence of his conversion.

laid up in a napkin : 21 for 1 do ye loose it ? thus ye shall feared thee, because thou art say to him, “The Master hath an austere man: thou takest need of it." up that which thou didst not 32 And those that were sent lay down, and

reapest that departed, and found as he had which thou didst not sow.' said to them. 33 And as they

22 "[Then] his master said to were loosing the colt, the own. him, Out of thine own mouth ers of it said to them, “ Why I will judge thee, thou wicked loose ye the colt ?" S4 And they servant. Thou knewest that I said, “ The Master hath need of was an austere man, taking up it.” And they brought it to Jethat which I laid not down, and sus; 35 ard threw their mantles reaping that which I did not upon the colt, and they set Jesow. 23 Why then gavest not sus thereon. 36 And as he went, thou my money to [the] bank- they spread their mantles uners; that at my coming I might der him, in the way. have obtained mine own with in S7 And as he now drew near terest ?' 24 And he said to those to the city, at the descent of the who stood by, · Take from him mount of Olives, the whole the pound, and give it to himn multitude of the disciples began that hath ten pounds : 25 to rejoice, and to praise God (Though they said to him “Sir, with a loud voice, for all the he hath ten pounds already:') mighty works which they had 26 For I tell you, To every one seen ; 38 saying, “ Blessed be that hath improved, shall be the King who cometh in the given ; but from him that hath name of the Lord: peace in not improved, even that which heaven, and glory in the he hath shall be taken away.

highest.” 27 “ But those mine enemies, 39 Then some of the Phariwho are not willing that I should sees, from among the multitude, reign over them, bring hither, said to him, “ Teacher, rebuke and slay them before me.” 28 thy disciples.” 40 And he anAnd having spoken thus, he swering, said to them, “I tell went before his disciples up to you, If these should keep siJerusalem.

lence, the stones would soon 29 And it came to pass, as cry out.” he drew near to Bethphagé and 41 And as he drew near, he Bethany, at the mount called beheld the city, and wept over it, the mount of Olives, that he sent 42 saying, “ () that thou hadst two of his disciples, 50 saying, known, at least in this [thy] "Go into the village

village over day, the things which belong to against you ; in which, as ye thy peace! But now they are enter, ye will find a colt tied, hidden from thine eyes. 43 For whereon no man hath ever sat;: the days will come upon thee, loose it, and bring it hither. 31 in which thine enemies will And if any one ask you, "Why cast a trench about thee, and

compass thee round, and keep did ye not believe him ?' 6 But thee in on every side, 44 and if we say, 'From men ;' all the lay thee even with the ground, people will stone us: for they and thy children within thee: are persuaded that John was a and will not leave in thee one prophet.” 7 And they answerstone upon another; because ed, that they knew not whence thou knewest not the time of it was. 8 And Jesus said to thy visitation.”

them, “ Neither do I tell you 45 And entering into the by what authority I do these temple, he began to drive out things." those who sold [and those who 9 Then he began to speak this bought therein ;] 46 saying to parable to the people : " A man them, “ It is written, 'My house planted a vineyard, and let it is the house of prayer;' but ye out to husbandmen, and went have made it a den of robbers.” into another country, for a long

47 And he taught daily in time. 10 And at the proper seathe temple.

But the chief- son, he sent a servant to the priests, and the scribes, and husbandmen, that they might the chief of the people, sought give him of the fruit of the to destroy him ; 48 but could vineyard : but the husbandmen not find how they might effect beat him, and sent him away it : for all the people were very empty. attentive in hearing him. 11“And he proceeded to send

Ch. XX. 1 And it came to another servant: and they beat pass, that, on one of [those] him also, and treated him shame. days, as he was teaching the fully, and sent him away empty. people in the temple, and 12 And he proceeded to send a preaching glad tidings, the third : and they wounded him chief-priests, and the scribes, also, and drove him out. 13 Then with the elders, suddenly came said the owner of the vineyard, upon him ; 2 and spake to him, " What shall I do? I will send saying, “ Tell us, by what au- my beloved son; [on seeing him] thority thou dost these things ? | they will surely reverence him.' or who is he that gave thee 14 “ But when the husband. this authority ?" 3 And he an saw him, they reasoned swering, said to them, "I also amongst themselves, saying, will ask you [one] word; and “This is the heir : [come,] let tell me, 4. Was the baptism us kill him, that the inheritance of John from heaven", or from may be ours.' 15 So driving

him out of the vineyard, they 5 And they reasoned toge- killed him. What therefore will ther amongst themselves, say- the owner of the vineyard ing, “ If we say, "From hea- do to them ? 16 he will come ven,' he will say, 'why (then] and destroy these husbandmen,

* Observe here, that "coming from heaven" signifies not local descent, but being of divine authority. See Matt. xxi. 25; Mark xi. 30.


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