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11 And many false prophets shall shew great signs and wonshall rise, and shall deceive ders; insomuch that, if it were many.

possible, they shall deceive the 12 And because iniquity shall very elect. abound, the love of many shall 25 Behold, I have told you

before. 13 1 But he that shall endure 26 Wherefore if they shall unto the end, the same shall be say unto you, Behold, he is in saved.

the desert; go not forth : Behold, 14 And this gospel of the he is in the secret chambers; kingdom shall be preached in believe it not. all the world for a witness unto 27 For as the lightning cometh all nations; and then shall the out of the east, and shineth even end come.

unto the west ; so shall also the 15 When ye, therefore, shall coming of the Son of man be. see the abomination of desola- 28 For wheresoever the cartion, spoken of by Daniel the cass is, there will the eagles be prophet, stand in the holy place, gathered together. (whoso readeth, let him under- 29 1 Immediately after the stand)

tribulation of those days shall 16'Then let them which be in the sun be darkened, and the Judea flee into the mountains : moon shall not give her light,

17 Let him which is on the and the stars shall fall from house-top not come down to heaven, and the powers of the take any thing out of his house : heavens shall be shaken :

18 Neither let him which is 30 And then shall appear the in the field return back to take sign of the Son of man in heahis clothes.

ven: and then shall all the tribes 19 And wo unto them that of the earth mourn, and they are with child, and to them that shall see the Son of man coming give suck in those days! in the clouds of heaven with

20 But pray ye that your flight power and great glory: be not in the winter, neither on 31 And he shall send his angels the sabbath-day :

with a great sound of a trumpet, 21 For then shall be great and they shall gather together tribulation, such as was not since his elect from the four winds, the beginning of the world to from one end of heaven to the this time, no, nor ever shall be. other.

22 And except those days 32 Now learn a parable of the should be shortened, there fig-tree : When his branch is yet should no flesh be saved : but tender, and putteth forth leaves, for the elect's sake those days ye know that summer is nigh : shall be shortened.

33 So likewise ye, when ye 23 Then if any man shall say shall see all these things, know unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or that it is near, even at the doors. there ; believe it not.

34 Verily I say unto you, 24 For there shall arise false This generation shall not pass, Christs, and false prophets, and till all these things be fulfilled.

35 Heaven and earth shall That he shall make him ruler pass away, but my words shall over all his goods. not pass away:

48 But and if that evil servant 36 1 But of that day and hour shall say in his heart, My lord knoweth no mm, no, not the delayeth his coming ; angels of heaven, but my Father 49 And shall begin to smite only.

his fellow-servants, and to eat 37 But as the days of Noe and drink with the drunken; were, so shall also the coming 50 The lord of that servant of the Son of man be.

shall come in a day when he 38 For as in the days that were looketh not for him, and in an before the flood, they were eat-hour that he is not aware of, ing and drinking, marrying and 51 And shall cut him asunder, giving in marriage, until the day and appoint him his portion with that Noe entered into the ark, the hypocrites : there shall be

39 And knew not until the weeping and gnashing of teeth. flood came, and took them all

CHAP. XXV. away: so shall also the coming 1 The parable of the ten virgins ; 14 of the of the Son of man be.

talents, and the reward to those who im. 40 Then shall two be in the proved them....31 Of the last judgment. field'; the one shall be taken, Theaven be likened unto ten and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grind- virgins, which took their lamps, ing at the mill; the one shall be and went forth to meet the taken, and the other left. bridegroom.

42 I Watch therefore ; for ye 2 And five of them were wise, know not what hour your Lord and five were foolish. doth come.

3 They that were foolish took 43 But know this, that if the their lamps, and took no oil with good man of the house had them : known in what watch the thief 4 But the wise took oil in would come, he would have their vessels with their lamps. watched, and would not have 5 While the bridegroom tarrisuffered his house to be broken ed, they all slumbered and slept. up.

6 And at midnight there was 44 Therefore be ye also a cry made, Behold, the brideready : for in such an hour as groom cometh ; go ye out to ye think not, the Son of man meet him. cometh.

7 Then all those virgins arose, 45 Who then is a faithful and and trimmed their lamps. wise servant, whom his lord 8 And the foolish said unto hath made ruler over his house- the wise, Give us of your oil : hold, to give them meat in due for our lamps are gone out. season?

9 But the wise answered, say46 Blessed is that servant ing, Not so ; lest there be not whom his lord, when he com- enough for us and you : but go eth, shall find so doing. ye rather to them that sell, and

47 Verily, I say unto you, buy for yourselves,

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10 And while they went to thee ruler over many things : buy, the bridegroom came; and enter thou into the joy of thy they that were ready went in lord. with him to the marriage : and 22 He also that had received the door was shut.

two talents came, and said, Lord, 11 Afterward came also the thou deliveredst_unto me two other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, talents: behold, I have gained open to us.

two other talents besides them. 12 But he answered and said, 23 His lord said unto him, Verily, I say unto you, I know Well done, good and faithful you not.

servant ; thou hast been faithful 13 Watch therefore, for ye over a few things, I will make know neither the day nor the thee ruler over many things : hour wherein the Son of man enter thou into the joy of thy lord. cometh.

24 Then he which had 14 | For the kingdom of ceived the one talent came and heaven is as a man travelling in- said, Lord, I knew thee that to a far country, who called his thou art a hard man, reaping own servants, and delivered un- where thou hast not sown, and to them his goods.

gathering where thou hast not 15 And unto one he gave strewed. five talents, to another two, and 25 And I was afraid, and to another one; to every man went and hid thy talent in the according to his several ability ; earth : lo, there thou hast that andstraightwaytook his journey is thine.

16 Then he that had receiv- 26 His lord answered and said ed the five talents, went and unto him, Thou wicked and traded with the same, and made slothful servant, thou knewest them other five talents.

that I reap where I sowed not, 17 And likewise he that had and gather where I have not received two, he also gained other strewed : two.

27 Thou oughtest therefore 18 But he that had received to have put my money to the one, went and digged in the exchangers, and then at my comearth, and hid his lord's money. ing I should have received mine

19 After a long time the lord own with usury. of those servants cometh, and 28 Take therefore the talent reckoneth with them.

from him, and give it unto him 20 And so he that had receiv- which hath ten talents. ed five talents, came and brought 29 For unto every one that other five talents, saying, Lord, hath shall be given, and he shall thou deliveredst unto me five have abundance: but from him talents : behold, I have gained that hath not, shall be taken besides them five talents more. away even that which he hath.

21 His lord said unto him, 30 And cast ye the unprofitaWell done, thou good and faith- ble servant into outer darkness : ful servant; thou hast been faith- there shall be weeping and ful over a few things, I will make gnashing of teeth.

31 I When the Son of man 42 For I was a hungered, shall come in his glory, and all and ye gave me no meat: I was the holy angels with him, then thirsty, and ye gave me no shall he sit upon the throne of drink : his glory :

43 I was a stranger, and ye 32 And before him shall be took me not in: naked, and

ye gathered all nations : and he clothed me not : sick, and in shall separate them one from prison, and ye visited me not. another, as a shepherd divideth 44 Then shall they also anhis sheep from the goats : swer him, saying, Lord, when

33 And he shall set the sheep saw we thee a hungered, or on his right hand, but the goats athirst, or a stranger, or naked, on the left.

or sick, or in prison, and did not 34 Then shall the King say minister unto thee? unto them on his right hand, 45 Then shall he answer Come, ye blessed of my Father, them, saying, Verily, I

say unto inherit the kingdom prepared for you, Inasmuch as ye did it not you from the foundation of the to one of the least of these, ye world :

did it not to me. 35 For I was a hungered, and 46 And these shall go away ye gave me meat; I was thirsty, into everlasting punishment: but and ye gave me drink : I was a the righteous into life eternal. stranger, and ye took me in :

CHAP. XXVI. 36 Naked, and ye clothed 3 The rulers conspire against Christ....14 Ju. me: I was sick, and ye visited das selleth him. 17 Christ eateth the me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.


ND it came to pass, when 37 Then shall the righteous Jesus had finished all these answer him, saying, Lord, when sayings,he said unto his disciples, saw we thee a hungered, and 2 Ye know that after two days fed thee? or thirsty, and gave is the feast of the passover, and thee drink?

the Son of man is betrayed to 38 When saw we thee a be crucified. stranger, and took thee in ? or 3 1 Then assembled together naked, and clothed thee? the chief priests, and the scribes,

39 Or when saw we thee sick, and the elders of the people, unor in prison, and came unto thee? to the palace of the high priest,

40 And the king shall answer who was called Caiaphas, and say unto them, Verily, I say 4. And consulted that they unto you, Inasmuch as ye have might take Jesus by subtilty, and done it unto one of the least of kill him. these my brethren, ye have done 5 But they said, Not on the : it unto me.

feast-day, lest there be an uproar 41 Then shall he say also un- among the people. to them on the left hand, Depart 6 1 Now when Jesus was in from me, ye cursed, into ever- Bethany, in the house of Simon lasting fire, prepared for the the leper, devil and his angels :

7 There came unto him a


woman having an alabaster box!, 19 And the disciples did as of very precious pintment, and Jesus had appointed them; and poured it on his head as he sat they made ready the passover. at meat.

20 Now when the even was 8 But when his disciples saw come, he sat down with the it, they had indignation, saying, twelve. To what purpose is this waste ? 21 And as they did eat, he

9 For this ointment might said, Verily I say unto you, That have been sold for much, and one of you shall betray me. given to the poor.

22 And they were exceeding 10 When Jesus understood it, sorrowful, and began every one he said unto them, Why trouble of them to say unto him, Lord, ye the woman ! for she hath is it I ! wrought a gocd work upon ine. 23 And he answered and said,

11 For ye have the poor al- He that dippeth his hand with ways with you ; but me ye have me in the dish, the same shall not always.

betray me. 12 For in that she hath 24 The Son of man goeth, as poured this ointment on my it is written of him: but wo body, she did it for my burial. unto that man by whom the

13 Verily, I say unto you, Son of man is betrayed ! it had Wheresoever this gospel shall been good for that man if he be preached in the whole world, had not been born. there shall also this, that this 25 Then Judas, which bewoman hath done, be told for a trayed him, answered and said, memorial of her.

Master, is it I? He said unto 14 | Then one of the twelve, him, Thou hast said. called Judas Iscariot, went unto 26 I And as they were eating, the chief priests,

Jesus took bread, and blessed ut, 15 And said unto them, What and brake it, and gave it to the will ye give me, and I will de- disciples, and said, Take, eat ; liver him unto you? And they this is my body. covenanted with him for thirty 27 And he took the cup, and pieces of silver.

gave thanks, and gave it to them, 16 And from that time he saying, Drink ye all of it: sought opportunity to betray him. 28 For this is my blood of the

17 I Now, the first day of the new testament, which is shed feast of unleavened bread, the for many for the remission of disciples came to Jesus, saying sins. unto him, Where wilt thou that 29 But I say unto you, I will we prepare for thee to eat the not drink henceforth of this fruit

of the vine, until that day when 18 And he said, Go into the I drink it new with you in my city to such a man and say un-Father's kingdom. to him, The Master saith, My 30 And when they had sung time is at hand; I will keep the a hymn, they went out into the passover at thy house with my mount of Olives. disciples at thy house with m

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