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1 The congregation of which thou and thy brother are members.

* As my disciples, and acting agveeably to the authority which I have delegated to them.

3 In easel argue with him and he listen to me.

'4 That is, on condition of his behaving well for the future.

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what thou hast, and give it to the poor, and thou wilt have a treasure in heaven; and come, and be with 22 me." But when the young man heard these words, he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.

Then said Jesus to his disciples, "Verily I say unto you, a rich man will hardly come into the kingdom of heaven. Again, I say

24 unto you, it is ' easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to come into

25 the kingdom of heaven." The disciples on hearing this were greatly amazed, saying, "What

26 rich man then can be saved?" But Jesus, looking earnestly on them, said, "With men this is impossible, but with * God all things are possible."

Then Peter answered, " We gave up all to come with thee, what shall we have therefore?" And Jesus said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, ve who have accompanied me, shall, in the future ' renovation of all things, when the son of man sitteth on the throne of his glory, yourselves also sit on twelve thrones as*judges of the

29 twelve tribes of Israel. And every one who hath left houses or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive 5 what is equal to an hundred times as much as he leaves, and shall inherit eternal life.

30 "But many that are first called into the kingdom of God, shall be lasUrt his favour, and the last first.


Chap, what is thine and go thy way. I choose to give unto this last even

15 as unto thee. May I not do what I will with my own. Art thou envious because I am bountiful?"

16 Thus the last will be first, and the 'first last."

17 And as Jesus was going up to Jesus fore- Jerusalem, he took unto him the death twelve disciples privately on the

way, and said unto them, " Behold

1S we are going up to Jerusalem, and

the son of man will be delivered up

to the chief priests and scribes, who

19 will sentence him to death, and deliver him up to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him; and the third day hewill rise again."

20 Then the mother of the sons of Answers Zebedee came to him, together MdcTutionsWm her sons, doing him obeisance, his disciples and asking something of him. And against he said unto her, "What dost

thou desire?" She saith unto him, "Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left in

22 thy kingdom." But Jesus answered, addressing himself to the two brothers, "Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the * cup that I am going to drink of?" They say unto him, " We can."

23 Then he saith unto them, "Ye will indeed drink of my cup; but to sit on my right hand, and on my left is not mine to give, unless to those for whom it is prepared by my Father."

24 And when the ten heard this, they were moved with indignation

25 against the two brethren. But Jesus called them to him, and said, "Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles exercise an harsh authority, and their princes lord it over

1 Thus die Gentiles will be first, and the Jews who will reject the gospel, because its benefits are proposed to the Gentiles will be last.


them. But let it- not be so

among you, but whosoever desir-
cth to be greatest among you, let
him be your minister; and whoso- 27
ever desireth to be chief among
you, let him be your servant: even 28
as the son of man came not to be
ministered unto, but to minister,
and to give his life a ransom for

And as they were going from 29 Jericho, a great multitude accom- Jesus cure* panicd him. And behold! two^°n-bW blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was 30 passing by, cried out, "Have pity on us, Sir, thou son of David." And the multitude charged them to 31 keep silence, but they cried the more, saying, "Have pity onus, Sir, thou son of David." And Je- 32 sus stopt, and called them, and said, "What do you wish me to do for you?" They say unto him, 33 "Master, that our eyes may be opened." And Jesus took pity on 34 them, and touched their eyes, and immediately their eyes received sight, and they went with him.

And when they drew near to Je- C^I5^P• rusalem, and were come to Beth

phage, to the mount of olives, Enters into

then Jesus sent two disciples, say- /l^g"1^* ing unto them, "Go into that an ass. village over against you,andimme- 2 diately you will find an 3 ass tied, and a colt with her, loose them and bring them unto im. And if 3 any one say ought unto you, tell him that the master hath need of them, and immediately he will send them. Thus was fulfilled the word 4 of the prophet, saying, "Tell ye 5 the daughter of Sion ; behold! thy ?ecJlking cometh unto thee, meek, and1*- *". riding upon an ass, even a colt, the


• To drink of a cup is a figurative ex- I Formerly rode, Judg. v. 10,

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pression, for suffering death or affliction;

3 The usual substitute for the horse in Judea. Exod. xx. 17. and on which maistrates, and those of the toyal household

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foal of an ass." And the disciples Vvent and did as Jesus com

7 manded them; and brought the ass and colt, and put on ' one of them their clothes and set hiin

8 thereon. And the greater part of the multitude spread their garments in the road, and others cut down branches from the trees, and

9 strewed them in the road. And the multitudes that went before and behind, kept crying out, "4 Ho6anna to the son of David! blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in

10 the highest heavens." And when he was come into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying,

11 "Who is this?" And the multitudes said, "This is the prophet, Jesus of Nazareth in Galilee."

12 And Jesus went into the temple Drives the of God, and drove out all that were titoout sellinS and buying in the temple, tfthe and overthrew the tables of the itmpie. money-changers, and the seats of

1 % those that sold doves, and saith

>» ivi. 7. unto them, "It is written, f This

house of mine shall be a house of

prayer, but ye have made it a den

of robbers'."

14 And bjind and lame people came

*tp''v f° t0 *"m m l^e temPle' and ne re"

jrieits!' stored them. But when the chief

priests and scribes saw the wonders

15 which he did, and those who were with him, crying in the temple, 'Hosanna to the son of David,' they were moved with indignation,

16 and said unto him, " Dost thou hear what they say?" And Jesus

'saith unto them, "Yes. Have ye never read, ' Out of the mouths of3 babes and sucklings thou hast prepared praise'." And he left

1 The colt.

• Hosanna literally signifies, ' Save now,' and denotes an earnest prayer and wish for the welfare and prosperity of anyone.

3 Humble, meek, and innocent persons.

* Faith in the power of God to work miracles, and his readiness to assist the apos

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them, and went out of the city to Chap. Bethany, and lodged there. XXL

As he was returning to the city 18 early in the morning, he was bun- Causes a ffrv, and seeing a fia;-tree by the ff,'uree

° , , . b . & i r i wither on

road, he went to it, and round no- account of thing upon it but leaves. Upon !t' unfruit. which he saith to it, " Let no fruit fuln,:"• grow on thee henceforward for



'and immediately it withered away. And when the disciples 20 saw it, they were amazed, and said, "How soon hath the fig-tree withered away!" Jesus answered, 21 "Verily I say unto you, if ye have 4 faith and doubt not, ye shall not only do what hath been done to the fig-tree, but even if ye say to this mountain, 'Be thou removed and cast into the sea,' it shall be done. And whatsoever ye shall ask 22 in prayer with faith, yeshall receive."

And when he was come into the 23 temple, the chief priests and elders Refuses t» of the people came to him as he f^answ'er was teaching, and said, if By what to those authority doest thou these things,wh° asked and who gave thee this authority ?" ^J^,"* Jesus answered, "I will ask you acted. one thing, which if ye tell me, I will also tell you by what authority I do these things. Whence was 25 the baptism by John? from heaven, or from men?" And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we say, 'From heaven,' he will sav, ' Why then did ye not believe him?'' But if we say, 26 'From men,', we are afraid of the multitude ; for all hold John as a prophet." And they answered Jesus, 27 "We cannot tell." Then he said unto them, " * Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things.

ties to work them. The promises here made by Christ, are confined to the apostolical times.

1 The Jews might have known from what they had seen and heard, by what authority Jesus acted, if they had been candid an<f impartial,

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