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and children, and lands, with many that are first shall be last; persecutions; and in the world and the last first. to come eternal life. 31. But |

[See the Reflections on Matt. XX. v. 16—30. p. 87.]


Christ foretells his Death and Resurrection; and Teaches his Disciples Humility.

S2. And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem: and Jesus went before them, and they were amazed, and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, 33. Saying, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son

of Man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles: 34. And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him; and the third day he shall rise again.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XX. v. 17. p. 89.]

35. And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. 36. And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? 37. They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. 38. But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? 39. And they said unto him, We

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withal shall ye be baptized: 40. But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared. 41. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. 42. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them. 43. But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister: 44. And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. 45. For even the Son of

man came not to be ministered | give his life a ransom for many. unto, but to minister, and to

[See the Reflections on Matt. XX. v. 20—28. p. 90.]


Bartimeus restored to Sight.

saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee. 50. And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.

46. And they came to Jeri- | And they call the blind man, cho and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimeus, the son of Timeus, sat by the highway side, begging. 47. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 48. And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on me. 49. And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called.

51. And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight. 52. And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XX. v. 29. p. 90.]



Christ's Entry into Jerusalem.

AND when they came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage, and Bethany, at the Mount of Olives, he sendeth forth two of his disciples. 2. And saith unto them, Go your way into the village over against you and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon never man sat; loose him, and bring him. 3. And if any man say unto you,

Why do ye this? say ye that the

Lord hath need of him; and
straightway he will send him
hither. 4. And they went their
way, and found the colt tied by
the door without, in a place
where two ways met; and they
loose him. 5.
5. And certain of
them that stood there said unto
them, What do ye losing the
colt? 6. And they said unto
them even as Jesus had com-
manded: and they let them go.

7. And they brought the colt to | Lord: 10. Blessed be the Jesus, and cast their garments kingdom of our father David, on him; and he sat upon him. that cometh in the name of the 8. And many spread their gar-Lord: Hosanna in the highest. ments in the way; and others 11. And Jesus entered into Jecut down branches off the trees, rusalem, and into the temple : and strawed them in the way. and when he had looked round 9. And they that went before, about upon all things, and now and they that followed, cried | the even-tide was come, he went saying, Hosanna, Blessed is he out unto Bethany with the that cometh in the name of the twelve.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXI. v. 1-11. p. 92.]


The barren Fig-tree. The Buyers and Sellers cast out of the Temple.

12. And on the morrow, | And the scribes and chief come when they were come from Bethany, he was hungry: 13. And seeing a fig-tree afar off, having leaves, he came if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. 14. And Jesus answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever. And his disciples heard it. 15. And they come to Jerusalem and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; 16. And would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. 17. And he taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves. 18.

priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him for they feared him, because all the people were astonished at his doctrine. 19. And when even was come he went out of the city. 20. And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots. 21. And Peter calling to remembrance, saith unto him, Master, behold, the fig-tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22. And Jesus answering, saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea, and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. 24. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them,

and ye shall have them. 25. | you your trespasses. 26. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXI. v. 12-22.

p. 92-94.]


Jesus silences the Pharisees.

27. And they come again to | Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders, 28. And say unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things? 29. And Jesus answered and said unto them, I will also ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30. The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or

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of men? answer me. 31. And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? 32. But if we shall say, Of men; they feared the people: for all men counted John that he was a prophet indeed. 33. And they answered and said unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And Jesus answering, saith unto them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXIII. v. 23—27. p. 94.]


The Parable of the Vineyard applied to the Jews.


AND he began to speak unto
them by parables. A cer-
tain man planted a vineyard,
and set an hedge about it, and
digged a place for the wine-fat,
and built a tower, and let it out
to husbandmen, and went into
a far country. 2. And at the
season he sent to the husband-
men a servant, that he might
receive from the husbandmen |

of the fruit of the vineyard. 3.

And they caught him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 4. And again he sent unto them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully handled. 5. And again he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating some, and killing some. 6. Having yet there

fore one son, his well-beloved, he sent him also last unto them, saying, They will reverence my son. 7. But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and the inheritance shall be ours. 8. And they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vineyard. 9. What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and

'will give the vineyard unto
others. 10. And have ye not
read this scripture; The stone
which the builders rejected is
become the head of the corner:
(Psa. cxviii. 22.) 11.This was
the Lord's doing, and it is mar-
vellous in our eyes? 12. And
they sought to lay hold on him,
but feared the people; for they
knew that he had spoken the
parable against them: and they
left him, and went their way.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXI. v. 33-46.
p. 96, 97.]


The Pharisees and Herodians put to silence concerning the payment of Tribute.

knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I inay see it. 16. And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Cesar's. 17. And Jesus answering said unto them, Ren

13. And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. 14. And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth: Is it law-der to Cesar the things that are ful to give tribute to Cesar, or not? 15. Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he,

Cesar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

[See the Reflections on Matt. XXII. v. 15–22. p. 99.]


The Sadducees confuted concerning the Resurrection.

18. Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, 19. Master, Moses wrote (Deut. xxv.

5.) unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed

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