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Christ teacheth to be humble. Chap. XVIII. Of forgiving one another. 755 CHAP. XVIII.

to hear the church, let him be unto thee 1 Christ teacheth to be humble. 7 Touching as an heathen man and a publican.

offences, 21 and forgiving one another. 1 18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever AT the same time came the disciples il ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in A unto Jesus, saying, Who is the heaven : and whatsoever ye shall loose greatest in the kingdom of heaven? on earth, shall be loosed in heaven.

2 And Jesus called a little child unto 19 Again I say unto you, That if two him, and set him in the midst of them, of you shall agree on earth, as touching

3 And said, Verily I say unto you, any thing that they shall ask, it shall be Except ye be converted, and become as done for them of my Father which is in little children, ye shall not enter into the heaven. kingdom of heaven.

20 For where two or three are gath4 Whosoever therefore shall humble ered together in my name, there am I in himself as this little child, the same is the midst of them. greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

21 4 Then came Peter to him, and said, 5 And whoso shall receive one such || Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against little child in my name, receiveth me. me, and I forgive him ? till seven times ?

6 But whoso shall offend one of these 22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unlittle ones which believe in me, it were to thee, until seven times : but, Until better for him that a millstone were hang seventy times seven. ed about his neck, and that he were 23 Therefore is the kingdom of heavdrowned in the depth of the sea.

en likened unto a certain king which 7 Woe unto the world because of would take account of his servants. offences ! for it must needs be that of 24 And when he had begun to reckon, fences come; but woe to that man by one was brought unto him which owed whom the offence cometh !

him ten thousand talents. 8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot 25 But forasmuch as he had not to offend thee, cut them off, and cast them | pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, from thee : it is better for thee to enter and his wife and children, and all that into life halt or maimed, rather than he had, and payment to be made. having two hands or two feet, to be cast 26 The servant therefore fell down, and into everlasting fire.

worshipped him, saying, Lord, have pa9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck | tience with me, and I will pay thee all. it out, and cast it from thee : it is better 27 Then the lord of that servant was for thee to enter into life with one eye, | moved with compassion, and loosed him, rather than having two eyes, to be cast and forgave him the debt. into hell-Gire.

28 But the same servant went out, and 10 Take heed that ye despise not one found one of his fellow-servants, which of these little ones : for 1 say unto you, owed him an hundred pence : and he that in heaven their angels do always laid hands on him, and took him by the behold the face of my Father which is throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest. in heaven.,

29 And his fellow servant fell down · 11 For the Son of man is come to save at his feet, and besought him, saying, that which was lost.

Have patience with me, and I will pay 12 How think ye? if a man have an thee all. hundred sheep, and one of them be gone | 30 And he would not : but went and astray, doth he not leave the ninety and cast him into prison, till he should pay nine, and goeth into the mountains, and the debt. seeketh that which is gone astray?

31 So when his fellow-servants saw 13 And if so be that he find it, verily what was done, they were very sorry, I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that and came and told unto their lord all sheep, than of the ninety and nine which that was done. went not astray.

32 Then his lord, after that he had 14 Even so it is not the will of your called him, said unto him, O thou wicked Father which is in heaven, that one of servant, I forgave thee all that debt, bethese little ones should perish.

cause thou desiredst me: 15 Moreover, if thy brother shall tres 33 Shouldest not thou also have had pass against thee, go and tell him his fault compassion on thy fellow-servant, even between thee and him alone : if he shall as I had pity on thee? hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 34 And his lord was wroth, and deliv

16 But if he will not hear thee, then ered him to the tormentors, till he should take with thee one or two more, that in pay all that was due unto him. the mouth of two or three witnesses ev 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Faery word may be established.

ther do also unto you, if ye from your 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, ) hearts forgive not every one his brother tell it unto the church : but if he neglect their trespasses

756 Christ healeth the sick. ST. MATTHEW. How to obtain eternal life. CHAP. XIX.

| one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter 2 Christ healeth the sick, 3 answereth into life, keep the commandments.

the Pharisees touching divorcement, ! 18 He saith unto him, WhichJesus 16 and sheweih how to attain ever- said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt lasting life.

not commit adultery, Thou shalt not AND it came to pass, that when Jesus | steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, A had finished these sayings, he de 19 Honour thy father and thy mothpared from Galilee, and came into the er: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan :

as thyself. 2 And great multitudes followed him, 20 The young man saith unto him, All and he healed them there.

these things have I kept from my youth 39 The Pharisees also came unto him, lup; what lack I yet?" tempting him, and saying unto him, Is "21 Jesus said unto him, Jf thou wilt be it lawful for a man to put away his wife perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and for every cause ?

give to the poor, and thou shalt hare 4 And he answered and said unto them, treasure in heaven: and come and folHave ye not read, that he which made low me. them at the beginning, made them male 22 But when the young man heari and female,

that saying, he went away sorrowful : 5 And said, For this cause shall a man for he had great possessions. leave father and mother, and shall cleave 23 | Then said Jesus unto his clisciples to his wife ; and they twain shall be one Verily I say unto you, that a rich man flesh ?

shall hardly enter into the kingdom of 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, heaven. but one fiesh. What therefore God hath 24 And again I say unto yon, It is joined together, let not man put asunder. ll easier for a camel to go through the eye

7 They say unto him, Why did Moses of a needle, than for a rich man to enter then command to give a writing of di- | into the kingdom of God. vorcement, and to put her away? li 25 When his disciples heard it, they

8 He saith into them, Moses, because were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who of the hardness of your hearts, suffered then can be saved ? . you to put away your wives : but from 26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unthe beginning it was not so.

Il to them, With men this is impossible, 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall but with God all things are possible. put away his wife, except it be for for- 27 | Then answered Peter, and said nication, and shall marry another, com- unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, mitteth adultery: and whoso marrieth her and followed thee ; what shall we have which is put away, doth commit adultery. I therefore? · 10 His disciples say unto him, If the 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I Case of the man be so with his wife, it is say unto you, that ye which have follownot good to marry.

ed me in the regeneration, when the Son 11 But he said unto them, All men of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, cannot receive this saying, save they tol ye also shall sit upon twelre thrones, juclgwhom it is given.

ing the twelve tribes of Israel. 12 For there are some eunuchs, which 29 And every one that hath forsaken were so born froin their mother's womb: || houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, and there are some eunuchs, which were or mother, or wife, or children, or lands made eunuchs of men : and there be for my name's sake, shall receive an huneunuchs, which have made themselves dred-fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. 30 But many that are first shall be He that is able to receive it, let him re- li last, and the last shall be first. ceive it.

CHAP. XX: 13 9 Then were there brought unto ii of the labourers in the vineyard. 20 him little children, that he should put his || Christ teacheth his disciples to be lowly. hands on them, and pray : and the disci- | FOR the kingdom of heaven is like unples rebuked them.

I to a man that is an householder, 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, which went out early in the morning te and forbid them not to come unto me : hire labourers into his vineyard. for of such is the kingdom of heaven. 2 And when he had agreed with the

15 And he laid his hands on them, and labourers for a penny a day, he sent them departed thence.

into his vineyard. 16 And behold, one came and said 3 And he went out about the third unto him, Good master, what good thing hour, and saw others standing idle in the shall I do that I may have eternal lite market-place,

17 And he said unto him, Why callest 4 And said unto them, Go ye also into thou me good ? there is none good but the vineyard; and what ever is right. I

Of the labourers in the vineyard. CHAP. XXI. Christ rideth to Jerusalem. 757 will give you. And they went their way. with the baptism that I am baptized

5 Again he went out about the sixth with: but to sit on my right hand, and and ninth hour, and did likewise.

on my left, is not mine to give, but it 6 And about the eleventh hour he went shall be given to them for whom it is out, and found others standing idle, and prepared of my Father. saith unto them, Why stand ye here all 24 And when the ten heard it, they the day idle?

were moved with indignation against the : 7 They say unto him, Because no man two brethren. hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and ye also into the vineyard; and whatso- said, Ye know that the princes of the ever is right, thai shall ye receive. Gentiles exercise dominion over them,

8 So when even was come, the lord of and they that are great exercise authority the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call upon them. the labourers, and give them their hire,

26 But it shall not be so among you : beginning from the last unto the first.

but whosoever will be great among you, g And when they came that were hir- let him be your minister; ed about the eleventh hour, they re- 27 And whosoever will be chief among ceived every man a penny.

you, let him be your servant : 10 But when the first came, they sup- 28 Even as the Son of man came not posed that they should have received to be ministered unto, but to minister, more; and they likewise received every and to give his life a ransom for many. man a penny:

29 And as they departed from Jeri11 And when they had received it, cho, a great multitude followed him. they murmured against the good-man of 30 s And behold, two blind men sitting the house,

by the way-side, when they heard that 12 Saying, These last have wrought but Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have one hour, and thou hast made them equal mercy on us, Ó Lord, thou son of David. unto us, which have borne the burden 31 And the multitude rebuked them, and heat of the day.

because they should hold their peace : 13 But he answered one of them, and but they cried the more, saying, Have said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David. not thou agree with me for a penny? 32 And Jesus stood still, and called

14 Take that thine is, and go thy way:1 them, and said, What will ye that I shall will give unto this last, even as unto thee. do unto you?

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what 33 They say unto him, Lord, that our I will with mine own? is thine eye evil eyes may be opened. because I am good ?

34 So Jesus had compassion on them, 16 So the last shall be first, and the first and touched their eyes : and immediatelast : for many be called, but few chosen. ly their eyes received sight, and they

17 [ And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, followed him. took the twelve disciples apart in the

CHAP. XXI. way, and said unto them,

1 Christ ridethinto Jerusalem uponan ass, 18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; 12 and casteth out the buyers and sellers. and the Son of man shall be betrayed un- A to the chief priests, and unto the scribes, rusalem, and were conie to Bethand they shall condemn him to death, phage, unto the mount of Olives, the

19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles sent Jesus two disciples, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify 2 Saying unto them, Go into the village him : and the third day he shall rise again. over against you, and straightway ye shall

20 Then came to him the mother of find an ass tied, and a colt with her : Zebedce's children, with her sons, wor- loose them, and bring them unto me. shipping him, and desiring a certain thing 3 And if any man say aught unto you, of him.

ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; 21 And he said unto her, What wilt and straightway he will send them. thou? She saith unto him, Grant that 4 All this was done, that it might be these my two sons may sit

, the one on fulfilled which was spoken by the prophthy right hand, and the other on the left et, saving, in thy kingdom.

5 Tell ve the daughter of Sion, Be22 But Jesus answered and said, Yehold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, know not whai ye ask. Are ye able to and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the drink of the cup that I shall drink of, foal of an ass. and to be baptized with the baptism that 6 And the disciples went, and did as I am baptized with? They say unto Jesus commanded them, him, We are able.

7 And brouglit the ass and the colt, 23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall and put on them their clothes, and they drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized Il set him thereon,

758 The fig-tree cursed. ST. MATTHEW. Parable of the vineyard.

8 And a very great multitude spread , if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you their garments in the way; others cut by what authority I do these things. down branches from the trees, and strew- 25 The baptisin of John, whence was ed them in the way.

it? from heaven, or of men ? And they 9 And the multitudes that went before, reasoned with themselves, saying, If we and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna | shall say, From heaven; he will say unto to the son of David : blessed is he that us, Why did ye not then believe him? cometh in the name of the Lord : Ho 26 But if we shall say, Ofmen; we fear sanna in the highest.

the people : for all hold John as a prophet. 10 And when he was come into Jeru- 27 And they answered Jesus, and said, salem, all the city was moved, saying, "We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Who is this?

Neither tell I you by what authority I 11 And the multitude said, This is Je- do these things. sus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. 28 ( But what think ye? Acerlain man

12 f And Jesus went into the temple had two sons; and he came to the first, and of God, and cast out all them that sold and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard. bought in the temple, and overthrew the 29 He answered and said, I will not ; tables of the money-changers, and the but afterward he repented, and went. seats of them that sold doves,

30 And he came to the second, and 13 And said unto them, It is writ- || said likewise. And he answered and ten, My house shall be called the house said, I go, sir : and went not. of prayer, but ye have made it a den of 31 Whether of them twain did the will thieves.

of his father? They say unto him, The 14 And the blind and the lame came first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say to him in the temple; and he healed unto you, that the publicans and the harlots them.

go into the kingdom of God before you. 15 And when the chief priests and 32 For John came unto you in the way scribes saw the wonderful things that he of righteousness, and ye believed him did, and the children crying in the tem- not : but the publicans and the harlots ple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of believed him ; and ye, when ye had seen David ; they were sore displeased, it, repented not afterward, that ye might

16 And said unto him, Hearest thou believe him. what these say? And Jesus saith unto 33 Hear another parable; There was them, Yea ; have ye never read, Out of a certain householder, which planted a the mouth of babes and sucklings thou | Vineyard, and hedged it round about, hast prefected praise?

and digged a wine-press in it, and built 17 || And he left them, and went out of the a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, city into Bethany, and he lodged there. and went into a far country:

18 Now in the morning as he returned 34 And when the time of the fruit into the city, he hungered.

drew near, he sent his servants to the 19 And when he saw a fig-tree in the husbandmen, that they might receive the way, he came to it, and found nothing fruits of it. thereon, but leaves only, and said unto 35 And the husbandmen took his serit, Let no fruit grow on thee hencefor- vants, and beat one, and killed another, ward for ever. And presently the fig- and stoned another. tree withered away.

36 Again he sent other servants more 20 And when the disciples saw it, they than the first : and they did unto them marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig- likewise. free withered away!

37 But last of all, he sent unto them his 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, son, saying, They will reverence my son. Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, 38 But when the husbandmen saw the and doubt not, ye shall not only do this son, they said among themselves, This is which is done to the fig-tree, but also, if the heir ; come, let us kill him, and let ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou us seize on his inheritance. removed, and be thou cast into the sea ; 99 And they caught him, and cast him it shall be done.

out of the vineyard, and slew him. 22 And all things whatsoever ye shall 40 When the Lord therefore of the ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. vineyard cometh, what will he do unto

23 And when he was come into the || those husbandmen? temple, the chief priests and the elders 41 They say unto him, He will miseraof the people caine unto him as he was bly destroy those wicked men, and will teaching, and said, By what authority | let out his vineyard unto other husband. doest thou these things ? and who gave men, which shall render him the fruits thee this authority ?

in their seasons. 24 And Jesus answered and said unto 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never them, I also will ask you one thing, which I read in the scriptures, Thestone which the

for his son,

The farable of the marriage. CHAP. XXII. The Sadducees confuted. 759 builders rejected, the same is become the 15 Then went the Pharisees, and head of the corner: this is the Lord's do- took counsel how they might entangle ing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? nim in his talk.

43 Therefore say I unto you, The 16 And they sent unto him their diskingdom of God shall be taken from you, ciples, with the Herodians, saying, Masand given to a nation bringing forth the ter, we know that thou art true, and fruits thereof.

teachest the way of God in truth, neither 44 And whosoever shall fall on this stone, carest thou for any man: for thou reshall be broken: but on whomsoever it gardest not the person of men. shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 17 Tell us therefore, what thinkest thou?

45 And when the chief priests and is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, Pharisees had heard his parables, they

or not? perceived that he spake of them.

18 But Jesus perceived their wicked46 But when they sought to lay hands ness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye on him, they feared the multitude, be- hypocrites? cause they took him for a prophet. 19 Shew me the tribute-money. And CHAP. XXII.

they brought unto him a penny. 1The marriage of the king's son. 11 The 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is

wedding-garment. 15 Of paying tri this image, and superscription? bute, 23 and of the resurrection.

21 They say unto him, Cesar's. Then A

saith he unto them, Render therefore unthem again by parables, and said, to Cesar, the things which are Cesar's; 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto and unto God, the things that are God's. a certain king, which made a marriage 22 When they had heard these words,

they marvelled, and left him, and went 3 And sent forth his servants to call their way. them that were bidden to the wedding : 23 | The same day came to him the and they would not come.

Sadducees, which say that there is no 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, resurrection, and asked him, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Be- 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a hold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen man die, having no children, his brother and my fatlings are killed, and all things shall marry his wife, and raise up seed are ready: come unto the marriage. unto his brother.

5 But they made light of it, and went 25 Now there were with us seven breththeir ways, one to his farm, another to ren: and the first, when he had married his merchandise.

a wife, deceased; and having no issue, 6 And the remnant took his servants, left his wife unto his brother. and entreated them spitefully, and slew 26 Likewise the second also, and the them.

third, unto the seventh. 7 But when the king heard thereof, he 27 And last of all the woman died also. was wroth: and he sent forth his ar- 28 Therefore in the resurrection, whose mies, and destroyed those murderers, wife shall she be of the seven? for they and burned up their city.

all had her. 8 Then saith he to his servants, The 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, wedding is ready, but they which were Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, bidden were not worthy.

nor the power of God. 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, 30 For in the resurrection they neither and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marry, nor are given in marriage, but marriage.

are as the angels of God in heaven. 10 So those servants went out into the 31 But as touching the resurrection of high ways, and gathered together all as the dead, have ye not read that which mrny as they found, both bad and good : was spoken unto you by God, saying, and the wedding wasfurnished with guests. 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the

11 And when the king came in to God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? see the guests, he saw there a man which God is not the God of the dead, but of had not on a wedding-garment:

the living: 12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how 33 And when the multitude heard this, camest thou in hither, not having a wed- they were astonished at his doctrine. ding-garment? And he was speechless. 34 But when the Pharisees had heard

13 Then said the king to the servants, that he had put the Sadducees to silence, Bind him hand and foot, and take him they were gathered together. away, and cast him into utter darkness : 35 Then one of them which was a law. there shall be weeping and gnashing of yer, asked hini a question, tempting him, teeth.

and saying, 14 For many are called, but few are 36 Master, which is the great comchosen

mandment in the law?

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