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Mar. 13. 8. Lu. 21. 10. ch. 10. 17. Jo. 16. 2.

Lu. 21. 20.
Dan. 9. 26.

alarmed : for all these things must happen ; but the end is not yet.

For nation will rise against nation; and kingdom against kingdom ; and there shall be famines and pestilences and earth8 quakes in sundry places. Yet these are but the prelude of 9 woes.

For they will consign you to torments and to death, 10 and ye shall be hated by all nations on my account.

Then many will be insnared, and will betray their fellows, and hate 11 them. And many false prophets will arise, who will seduce 12 many. And because vice will abound, the love of the greater 13 number will cool. But the man who persevereth to the end 14 (shall be saved. And this good tidings of the reigo shall be pub

lished through all the world, for the information of all nations.

And then shall come the end. Mar. 13. 14. 15

When, therefore, ye shall see, on holy ground, the deso16 lating abomination foretold by the prophet Daniel, (Reader, 17 attend !) then let those in Judea flee to the mountains : let not

him who shall be upon the house-top, come down to carry 18 things out of his house; and let not him who shall be in the 19 field, return to take his mantle. But wo unto the women with 20 child, and unto them that give suck in those days. Pray there21 fore that your flight happen not in the winter, nor on the Sab

bath; because there shall be then so great tribulation, as hath

not been since the beginning of the world until now, nor shall 22 be ever after. For if the time were protracted, no soul could

survive; but, for the sake of the elect, the time shall be short. Mar. 13. 21. 23

If any shall say to you then, ‘Lo! the Messiah is here, or 24 he is there,' believe it not : for false Messiahs and false pro

phets will arise, who will perform great wonders and prodigies, 25. so as to seduce, if possible, the elect themselves. Remember

I have warned you. Wherefore, if they cry, · He is in the de27 sert,' go not out ; • He is in the closet,' elieve it not.

For the coming of the Son of Man shall be like the lightning, which, 28 breaking forth from the east, shineth even unto the west. For

wheresoever the carcass is, the eagles will be gathered together. 29 Immediately after those days of affliction, the sun shall be

darkened, and the moon shall withhold her light; and the stars

shall fall from heaven, and the heavenly powers shall be shaken. 30 Then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven : and

all the tribes of the land shall mourn, when they shall see the

Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with great majesty 31 and power. And he will send his messengers with a loud

sounding trumpet, who shall assemble his elect from the four quarters of the earth, from one extremity of the world to the other.

Lu. 17. 23.

Lu. 17. 37.

Mar. 13. 24.
Lu. 21. 25.

Isa. 13. 10.
Ezek. 32. 7.
Joel 2. 31.
Rev. 1.7.

1 Th. 5. 2. Rev. 3. 3. & 16. 15.

32 Learn now a similitude from the fig-tree. When its branch- Mar. 13. 28

es become tender, and put forth leaves, ye know that summer Lu. 21. 29. 33 is nigh. In like manner, when ye shall see all these things; 34 know that he is near, even at the door. Verily I say unto

you, this generation shall not pass until all these things happen. 35 Heaven and earth shall fail ; but my words shall never fail. 36 But of that day and that hour knoweth none but my Father, no

not the heavenly messengers. 37 Now that which happened in Noah's time, will also happen Lu. 17. 28. 38 at the coming of the Son of Man. For as in the days before 38 the flood, even to that day that Noah entered the ark, they were

eating and drinking and marrying, and suspected nothing, until the

flood came and swept them all away ; so shall it also be at the 40 coming of the Son of Man. Two men shall be in the field; one 41 shall be taken, and one shall escape. Two women shall be Lu. 17. 35.

grinding at the mill; one shall be taken, and one shall escape. 42 Watch therefore, since ye know not at what hour your Mas-2207513:32. 43 ter will come. Ye are sure that if the householder knew at Lu. 12. 39.

what time of the night the thief would come, he would watch, 44 and not suffer him to break into his house. Be

ye therefore always prepared; because the Son of Man will come at an

hour when ye are not expecting him. 45

Who now is the discreet and faithful servant, whom his master bath set over his household, to dispense to them regu46 larly their allowance? Happy that servant, if his master, at his 47 return, shall find him so employed. Verily I say unto you, be 48 will entrust hiin with the management of all his estate. 49 to the vicious servant, who shall say within himself, ‘My master

deferreth his return,' and shall beat his fellow-servants, and feast 50 and carouse with drunkards; the master of that servant will 51 come on a day when he is not expecting him, and at an hour he

is not apprized of, and having discarded him, will assign him his portion with the perfidious. Weeping and gnashing of teeth

shall be there. XXV. Then may the kingdom of heaven be compared to ten vir

gins, who went out with their lamps to meet the bridegroom. 2. Of these, five were prudent, and five foolish. The foolish took 4 their lamps, but carried no oil with them. But the prudent, 5 beside their lamps, carried oil in their vessels. While the bride6 groom tarried, they all became drowsy and fell asleep. And at

inidnight a cry was raised, The bridegrooın is coming, go out 7 and meet him.' Then all the virgins arose and trimmed their 8 lamps. And the foolish said to the prudent, Give us of your 9 oil ; for our lamps are going out.' But the prudent answered,

saying, Lest there be not enough for us and you, go rather to 10 them who sell, and buy for yourselves. While they went to

But as

ch. 24. 42. Mar. 13. 32,

buy, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in 11 with him to the marriage, and the door was shut. Afterwards 12 came also the other virgins, saying, Master, master, open unto 13 us. He answered, Verily I say unto you, I koow you not.'

Watch therefore, because ye know neither the day nor the hour. 14 For the Son of Man is like one who, intending to travel, 15 called his servants, and committed to them his stock: to one he

gave five talents,* to another two, and to another one; to each

according to his respective ability ; and immediately set out. 16 Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with 17 them, and gained other five. Likewise he who had received 18 two, gained other two: whereas he who had received but one, 19 digged a hole in the ground, and hid his master's money. After

a long time, their master returned and reckoned with them. 20 Then he who had received the five talents came and presented

other five, saying, 'Sir, thou deliveredst to me five talents:

here they are, and other five which I have gained.' His master 21 answered, . Well done, good and faithful servant, thou hast been

faithful in a small matter, I will give thee a more important trust. 22 Partake thou in thy master's joy. He also who had received

the two talents advancing, said, 'Sir, thou deliveredst to me

two talents: here they are, and other two which I have gained.' 23 His master answered, Well done, good and faithful servant,

thou hast been faithful in a small matter, I will give thee a more 24 important trust. Partake thou in thy master's joy.' Then

came he also who had received the single talent, and said, “Sir,

I know that thou art a severe man, reaping where thou hast not 25 sown, and gathering where thou hast not scattered ; being there

fore afraid, I hid thy talent under ground; but now I restore 26 thee thine own. His master answering, said unto him, Malig

nant and slothful servant, didst thou know that I reap where I 27 have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered ? Shouldst

thou not, then, have given my money to the bankers, and at my 28 return I might have received it with interest ? Take from him, 29 therefore, the talent, and give it to him who hath ten : for to

every one that hath, more shall be given, and he shall abound;

but from him that hath not, even that which he hath shall be 30 taken : And thrust out this unprofitable servant into darkness,

where shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 31 Now when the Son of Man shall come in his glory, accom

panied by all the holy angels, and shall be seated upon his glo32 rious throne; then shall all the nations be assembled before him;

and out of them he will separate the good from the bad, as a

Lu. 19. 20.

ch. 13. 12. Mar. 4. 25. Lu. 8. 18. & 19. 26.

* A talent thought to be equal to £187. 10s. sterling.

Isa. 58. 7.

33 shepherd separateth the sheep from the goats. The sheep he

will set at his right hand, and the goats at his left. 34 Then will the king say to those at his right hand, Come,

ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you 35 from the formation of the world : for I was hungry, and ye gave Ezek.18.7.

me food; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stran36 ger and ye lodged me; I was naked and ye clothed me; I was

sick, and ye assisted me; I was in prison, and ye visited me.' 37 Then the righteous will answer him, saying, · Lord, when did

we see thee hungry, and sed thee; or thirsty, and gave thee 38 drink? When did we see thee a stranger, and lodged thee; 39 or naked, and clothed thee? When did we see thee sick or in 40 prison, and visited thee?' The king will reply to them, Verily

I say unto you, that inasmuch as ye have done this to any the

least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.' 41 Then he will say to those at his left hand, ' Depart from Lu. 13. 27.

me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and 42 his angels : for I was hungry, but ye gave me no food; I was 43 thirsty, but ye gave me no drink; I was a stranger, but ye did

not lodge me; naked, but ye did not clothe me ; sick, and in 44 prison, but ye did not mind me.' Then they also will answer,

saying, 'Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a

stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not assist thee? 45 Then he will reply to them, saying, “Verily I say unto you,

that inasmuch as ye did it not to any the least of these, ye did 46 it not to me.' And these shall go to eternal punishment, but Jo.5.29

the righteous into eternal life.

ch. 7. 23.

Dan, 12, 2.

SECTION XIV. -THE LAST SUPPER.

XXVI. JESUS having ended this discourse, said to his disci- Mar. 14. 1. 2 ciples: Ye know that two days hence cometh the passover: Jo. 11.47.

Then the Son of Man shall be delivered up to be crucified. & 53. 3 About this time the chief priests and the scribes, and the elders

of the people were convened in the palace of Caiaphas the high4 priest, where they consulted how they might take Jesus by sur5 prise, and kill him. They said, however: Not during the fes

tival, lest there be a commotion among the people. 6 Now Jesus being in Bethany, in the house of Simon for- Mar. 14.8. 7 merly a leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster box of 10.11.2

balsam, very precious, which she poured on his head while he 8 was at table. His disciples observing it, said with indignation : 9 Why this profusion ? This balsam might have been sold for a 10 great price, and the money given to the poor.

Jesus knowing it, said to them: Why trouble ye the woman? She hath done Vol. I.

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& 12.2.

Mar. 14. 10.
Lu. 22. 3.

Mar. 14. 12.
Lu, 22. 7.

Lu. 22. 21.
Jo. 13. 21.
Ps. 41.9.

Deut. 15. 11. 11 me a good oflice. For ye have the poor always amongst you,

12 but me ye have not always. For it is to embalm me that she 13 hath poured this balsam upon my body. Verily I say unto you,

in what part soever of the world the gospel shall be preached, what this woman hath now done shall be mentioned to her

honor. 14 Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the 15 chief priests, and said : What will ye give me and I will deliver 16 him to you? And they weighed him thirty shekels; * and from

that time he watched an opportunity to deliver him up. 17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came

to Jesus, saying: Where shall we prepare for thee the paschal sup18 per ? He answered: Go into the city to such a man, and tell

him, the teacher saith, My time is near, I must celebrate the 19 passover at thy house with my disciples. And the disciples

did as they were ordered, and prepared the passover, Mar. 14. 17. 20 In the evening he placed himself at the table with the twelve ;

21 and while they were eating, he said : Verily I say unto you, 22 that one of you will deliver me up. And they were extremely

sorrowful, and began every one of them to say : Master, is it I? 23 He answering, said: The man whose hand is in the dish with 24 mine, is he who betrayeth me. The Son of man departeth in

the manner foretold in Scripture concerning him; but wo unto

that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed; it had been 25 better for ihat man never to have been born. Then Judas,

who betrayed him, said also : Rabbi, is it 1? Jesus answered:

It is. 26 As they were eating, Jesus took the loaf, and having given

thanks, broke it, and gave it to the disciples, and said : Take, I Cor. 11. 2. 27 eat, this is my body. Then he took the cup, and having given

28 thanks, gave it to them, saying : Drink hereof all of you; for

this is my blood, the blood of the new covenant, shed for many, 29 for the remissiop of sins. I assure you that I will not hence

forth drink of the product of the vine, until the day when I shall 30 drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom. And after the

hymn they went out to the Mount of Olives. 31 Then Jesus said to them: This night I shall prove a stum

bling-stone to you all; for it is written, “I will smite the shep32 herd, and the flock will disperse.” But after I am raised again, 33 I will go before you into Galilee. Peter thereupon said to him:

Though thou shouldst prove a stumbling-stone to them all, I 34 never will be made to stumble. Jesus answered : Verily I say

unto thee, that this very night, before the cock crow, thou wilt 35 thrice disown me. Peter replied: Although I should die with

Mer. 14. 02.
Lu. 22. 14.

Mar. 14.27. Zech, 13. 7. Jo. 16. 32. Mar. 16. 7. Lu. 22. 31. Jo. 13. 37.

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