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the wedding : and they would 14 For many are called, but not come.

few are chosen. 4 Again, he sent forth other 15 1 Then went the Phariservants, saying, Tell them sees, and took counsel how they which are bidden, Behold, I might entangle him in his talk. have prepared my dinner; my 16 And they sent out unto oxen and

my fatlings are killed, him their disciples with the and all things are ready : come Herodians, saying, Master, we unto the marriage.

know that thou art true, and 5 But they made light of it, and teachest the way of God in went their ways, one to his farm, truth, neither carest thou for another to his merchandise. any man: for thou regardest not

6 And the remnant took his the person of men. servants, and: entreated them 17 Tell us therefore, What spitefully, and slew them, thinkest thouIs it lawful to

7 But when the king heard give tribute unto Cesar or not? thereof, he was wroth : and he 18 But Jesus perceived their sent forth his armies, and de- wickedness, and said, Why stroyed those murderers, and tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? burned up their city.

19 Shew me the tribute8 Then saith he to his ser-money. And they brought unto vants, The wedding is ready, him a penny. but they which were bidden

20 And he saith unto them, were not worthy.

Whose is this image and super9 Go ye therefore into the scription ? highways, and as many as ye 21 They say unto him, Cesar's. shall find, bid to the marriage. Then saith he unto them, Render

10 So those servants went out therefore unto Cesar the things into the highways, and gathered which are Cesar's, and unto together all as many as they God the things that are God's. found, both bad and good : and 22 When they had heard the wedding was furnished with these words, they marvelled, and guests.

left him, and went their way. 11 And when the king came 23 I The same day came to in to see the guests, he saw him the Sadducees which say there a man which had not on that there is no resurrection, a wedding garment:

and asked him, 12 And he saith unto him, 24 Saying, Master, Moses Friend, how camest thou in said, If a man die, having no hither, not having a wedding children, his brother shall marry garment ? And he was speech- his wife, and raise up seed unto less.

his brother. 13 Then said the king to the 25 Now there were with us servants, Bind him hand and seven brethren: and the first, foot, and take him away, and when he had married a wife, cast him into outer darkness : deceased; and having no issue, there shall be weeping and left his wife unto his brother. gnashing of teeth.

26 Likewise the second also,

and the third, unto the seventh. were gathered together, Jesus

27 And last of all the woman asked them, died also.

42 Saying, What think ye of 28 Therefore, in the resurrec- Christ? whose son is he? They tion, whose wife shall she be of say unto him, The son of David. the seven ? for they all had her. 43 He saith unto them, How

29 Jesus answered and said then doth David in spirit call unto them, Ye do err, not know-him Lord, saying, ing the scriptures, nor the pow

44 The LORD said unto my er of God.

Lord, sit thou on my right hand, 30 For in the resurrection till I make thine enemies thy they neither marry, nor are giv- footstool? en in marriage, but are as the 45 If David then call him angels of God in heaven. Lord, how is he his son? 31 But as touching the re

46 And no man was able to surrection of the dead, have ye answer him a word, neither not read that which was spoken durst any man, from that day unto you by God, saying, forth, ask him any more questions. 32 I am the God of Abraham,

CHAP. XXIII. and the God of Isaac, and the 1 of the scribes and Pharisees' good doctrine, God of Jacob? God is not the

but evil examples of life....34 The deGod of the dead, but of the struction of Jerusalem foretold. living.


HEN spake Jesus to the 33 And when the multitude multitude, and to his disheard this they were astonished ciples, at his doctrine.

2 Saying, Thescribes and the 34 . But when the Pharisees Pharisees sit in Moses' seat : had heard that he had put the 3 All therefore whatsoever Sadducees to silence, they were they bid you observe, that obgathered together.

serve and do : but do not ye 35 Then one of them which after their works : for they say, was a lawyer, asked him a ques- and do not. tion, tempting him, and saying, 4 For they bind heavy bur

36 Master, which is the great dens, and grievous to be borne, commandment in the law ! and lay them on men's shoulders;

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou but they themselves will not move shalt love the Lord thy God with them with one of their fingers. all thy heart, and with all thy 5 But all their works they do soul, and with all thy mind. for to be seen of men : they

38 This is the first and great make broad their phylacteries commandment.

and enlarge the borders of their 39 And the second is like unto garments, it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour

6 And love the uppermost as thyself.

rooms at feasts, and the chief 40 On these two command- seats in the synagogues, ments hang all the law and the 7 And greetings in the marprophets.

kets, and to be called of men, 41 [ While the Pharisees Rabbi, Rabbi.

8 But be not ye called Rabbi: whosoever sweareth by the gift for one is your Master, even that is upon it, he is guilty. Christ; and all ye are brethren. 19 Ye fools, and blind ! for

9 And call no man your father whether is greater, the gift, or the upon the earth : for one is your altar that sanctifieth the gift? Father which is in heaven. 20 Whoso, therefore, shall

10 Neither be ye called mas- swear by the altar, sweareth by ters : for one is your Master, it, and by all things thereon. even Christ.

21 And whoso shall swear by 11 But he that is greatest the temple, sweareth by it, and among you, shall be your ser-by him that dwelleth therein. vant.

22 And he that shall swear by 12 And whosoever shall exalt heaven, sweareth by the throne himself, shall be abased ; and he of God, and by him that sitteth that shall humble himself, shall thereon. be exalted.

23 Wo unto you, scribes and 13 I But wo unto you, scribes Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for pay tithe of mint, and anise, and ye shut up the kingdom of hea- cummin, and have omitted the ven against men: for ye neither weightier matters of the law, go in yourselves, neither suffer judgment, mercy, and faith! ye them that are entering to go these ought ye to have done, and in.

not to leave the other undone. 14 Wo unto you, scribes and 24 Ye blind guides, which Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye strain at a gnat, and swallow a devour widows' houses, and for camel. a pretence make long prayer : 25 Wo unto you, scribes and therefore ye shall receive the Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye greater damnation.

make clean the outside of the cup 15 Wo unto you, scribes and and of the platter, but within they Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are full of extortion and excess. compass sea and land to make

26 Thou blind Pharisee, one proselyte; and when he is cleanse first that which is within made, ye make him two fold the cup and platter, that the outmore the child of hell than side of them may be clean also. yourselves.

27 Wo unto you, scribes and 16 Wo unto you, ye blind Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye .guides! which say, Whosoever are like unto whited sepulchres, shall swear by the temple, it is which indeed appear beautiful nothing; but whosoever shall outward, but are within full of swear by the gold of the temple, dead men's bones, and of all he is a debtor.

uncleanness. 17 Ye fools, and blind! for 28 Even so ye also outwardly whether is greater, the gold, or appear righteous unto men, but the temple that sanctifieth the within ye are full of hypocrisy gold?

and iniquity. 18 And whosoever shall swear 29 Wo unto you, scribes and by the altar, it is nothing; but Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the pro

CHAP. XXIV. phets, and garnish the sepul- 1 Christ foretelleth the destruction of the chres of the righteous,

temple ; 3 what shall happen at his coming

....36 As no man knoweth the day, we 30 And say, If we had been in

If we had been in ought to watch, &c. the days of our fathers, we would AND Jesus went out, and not have been partakers with departed from the temple : them in the blood of the proph- and his disciples came to him, ets.

for to shew him the buildings of 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses the temple. unto yourselves, that ye are the 2 And Jesus said unto them, children of them which killed See ye not all these things? the prophets.

Verily, I say unto you, There 32 Fill ye up then the meas- shall not be left here one stone ure of your fathers.

upon another, that shall not be 33 Ye serpents, ye generation thrown down. of vipers, how can ye escape the 3 [ And as he sat upon the damnation of hell !

mount of Olives, the disciples 341 Wherefore,behold, I send came unto him privately, saying, unto you prophets, and wise men, Tell us, when shall these things and scribes and some of them be ? and what shall be the sign ye shall kill and crucify, and of thy coming, and of the end some of them shall ye scourge in of the world? your synagogues, and persecute 4 And Jesus answered and them from city to city : said unto them, Take heed that

35 That upon you may come no man deceive you. all the righteous blood shed 5 For many shall come in my upon the earth, from the blood name, saying, I am Christ; and of righteous Abel, unto the blood shall deceive many. of Zacharias, son of Barachias, 6 And ye shall hear of wars, whom ye slew between the and rumours of wars: see that temple and the altar.

ye be not troubled: for all these 36 Verily, I say unto you, All things must come to pass, but these things shall come upon the end is not yet. this generation.

7 For nation shall rise against 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, nation, and kingdom against thou that killest the prophets, kingdom : and there shall be and stonest them which are sent famines, and pestilences, and unto thee, how often would I earthquakes, in divers places. have gathered thy children to- 8 All these are the beginning gether, even as a hen gathereth of sorrows. her chickens under her wings, 9 Then shall they deliver you and ye would not!

up to be afflicted, and shall kill 38 Behold, your house is left you: and ye shall be hated of unto you desolate.

all nations for my name's sake. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall 10 And then shall many be not see me henceforth, till ye offended, and shall betray one shall say, Blessed is he that com- another, and shall hate one eth in the name of the Lord. another.

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