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which he saith will be done, it will be done for him : 24 therefore I say to you, Whatsoever things ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and they will be given to you : 25 but, when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have any thing against any one : that your Father, who is in heaven, may also forgive you your trespasses. 26 And they go again into Jerusalem : and, as he was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, come to him; 27 and they said to him, By what authority doest thou these things? or who gave thee this authority, that thou shouldst do these things 2 28 And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one question; and, if ye answer me, I also will tell you by what authority I do these things: 29 was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men 2 anSWer. Ine : 30 and they reasoned among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him 2 31 but if we say, From men; they feared the people: for they all held that John was truly a prophet:

32 and they answered and said to Jesus, We know not: and Jesus answering, saith to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these

things.

CHAPTER XIV.

ND he began to speak to them in parables: A man planted a vineyard, and raised a fence round it, and dug a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went to another country: 2 and, at the season, he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard : 3 and they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty: 4 and he sent to them again, another servant; and they struck him on the head, and insulted him :

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him they killed, and he sent many others; and some they beat, and some they killed. 6 He had yet one beloved son : him he sent to them the last, saying, They will respect my son : 7 but those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir ; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be Oul'S : 8 and they took him, and

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killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard: 9 what will the lord of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. 10 And have ye not read this scripture; “The stone which “ the builders rejected, is be“come the head-stone of the ** corner : 11 “this is the Lord's doing, “ and it is marvellous in our “eyes?” 12 and they sought to lay hold on him, but feared the people; for they knew, that he spake the parable against them : and they left him, and went away. 13 And they send to him some of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, that they might insnare him in discourse: 14 and when they came, they say to him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any one : for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: 15 is it lawful for us to pay tribute to Cesar, or not? should we pay, or should we not pay? 16 but he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it : and they brought it : 17 and he saith to them, Whose

image and superscription is this 2 and they said to him, Cesar's : 18 and Jesus answering, said to them, Render to Cesar the dues of Cesar, and to God those of God: and they marvelled at him. 19 And the Sadducees, who say that there is no resurrection, come to him: and they asked him, saying, 20 Master, Moses wrote to us, That if a man's brother die, and leave a wife, but leave no children, his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother: 21 There were seven brethren; and the first took a wife, and dying, left no seed: 22 and the second took her, and died, and also left no seed: and the third likewise: 23 and the seven also, and left no seed: last of all, the woman also died : 24 in the resurrection, therefore, of which of them will she be the wife 2 for the seven had her for a wife : 25 and Jesus answering, said to them, Ye therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, nor the power of God : 26 for, when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

27 But, concerning the dead, that they rise : have ye not read in the book of Moses, how God spake to him at the bush, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? 28 He is not a God of the dead, but of the living; therefore ye greatly err. 29 And one of the scribes that heard them reasoning together, and perceived that he had answered them well, came to him and asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 30 and Jesus answered him, The first of all is, “Hear, O “Israel! The Lord our God “ is one Lord: 31 “ and thou shalt love the “Lord thy God with all thy “heart, and with all thy soul, “ and with all thy mind, and “with all thy strength:” 32 and the second is this, “Thou shalt love thy neigh“bour as thyself:” there is no other commandment greater than these. 33 The scribe said to him, In truth, Master, thou hast well said: for there is one God; and there is no other than he 34 and to love him with all our heart, and with all our understanding, and with all our strength, and to love one's neighbour as one's self, is more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices:

35 and when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God: and no one dared any more to question him. 36 And as Jesus taught in the temple, he answered and said, How say the scribes that the Christ is the son of David 2 37 David himself said by the Holy Spirit, “The Lord said “to my Lord, Sit thou on “my right hand, until I make “thine enemies thy footstool:” 38 David himself calleth him his Lord ; and whence then is he his son 2 and the multitude heard him gladly. 39 And he said to them in his teaching, Beware of the scribes, who love to walk in robes, and receive salutations in the market-places; 40 and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first places at feasts: 41 who devour widows' houses, and for a pretext make long prayers: these will receive greater condemnation. 42 And as Jesus sat over against the treasury, he saw how the people put money into the treasury: and many who were rich put in much : 43 and a poor widow came, and put in two mites, which make a farthing: 44 and he called his disciples to him, and saith to them, Verily I tell you, That this poor widow hath put in more than all who have put into the treasury:

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45 for, they all have put in from their abundance; but she, from her indigence, hath put in all she had, even her whole living.

CHAPTER XV.

ND as he went out of the temple, one of his disciples saith to him, Master, see what stones and what buildings these are / 2 and Jesus answering, said to him, Seest thou these great buildings? not a stone will be left here upon another, that will not be thrown down. 3 And whilst he sat on the Mount of Olives, over against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately; 4 Tell us when these things will be; and what will be the sign when all these things shall be about to be accomplished 2 5 And Jesus began to say to them, Beware lest any one deceive you : 6 for many will come in my name, saying that I am the Christ; and will deceive many: 7 and when ye hear of wars and rumours of wars, be not troubled : for these things

must be; but the end will not be yet: 8 for nation will still rise against nation ; kingdom against kingdom ; there will be earthquakes, there will be famines, in divers places: these will be the beginnings of sorTOWS. 9 But, take heed to yourselves; for, they will deliver you up to councils, and to synagogues: ye will be beaten, and will be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them : 10 and the gospel must be first preached to all the nations. 11 But when they bring you and deliver you up, be not anxious beforehand what ye shall speak; but, whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that speak: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Spirit: 12 and brother will betray brother to death, and the father his child; and children will rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death : 13 and ye will be hated by all men for my name's sake : but, he who patiently endureth to the end, will be saved. 14 But when ye see the abomination of desolation standing where it ought not, (let him who readeth it attend,) then let them who are in Judea, flee to the borders:

15 let not him that is on the housetop go down and enter, to take any thing out of his house: 16 and let not him that is in the field, turn back to take his garment. 17 But, wo to them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! 18 And pray ye that it be not in the winter: 19 for, in those days will be affliction, such as hath not been from the beginning of the creation that God created, until now, neither will be: 20 and, unless the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh would be saved; but, for the sake of those whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days. 21 And then, if any one shall say to you, Lo, the Christ is here; or, lo, there; believe him not : 22 for false Christs and false prophets will arise, and shew signs and wonders, so as to seduce, if it were possible, even the chosen: 23 but, take ye heed: I have told you all things before. 24 But, in those days after that tribulation, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light; 25 and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers that are in heaven will be shaken :

26 and then they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory: 27 and then he will send forth the angels, and gather together his chosen from the four winds; from the end of earth, to the end of heaven. 28 And learn a parable from the fig-tree: When its shoot cometh forth, and putteth out leaves, it is known, that summer is near ; 29 so likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know that it is near, even at the doors. 30 Verily I tell you, that this generation will not pass, till all these things be done: 31 heaven and earth will pass away; but my words will not pass away. 32 But, of that day, or hour, no one knoweth, not an angel in heaven, neither can know, but the Father. 33 Take heed, watch: for ye know not when the time is. 34 As when a man departeth from his country, leaving his house, and committing his authority to his servants; to each his own work; and commandeth his porter to watch; 35 so, therefore, watch ye; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh: whether at evening, or at midnight, or

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