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Christ preacheth repentance. Chap. XIIL. The fig-tree cursed. 803 and will cut him in sunder, and will ap- 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the point hím his portion with the unbe tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think lievers.

ye that they were sinners above all men 47 And that servant which knew his that dwelt in Jerusalem lord's will, and prepared not himself, nei- 5 I tell you, Nay; but, except yé re' ther did according to his will, shall be || pent, ye shall all likewise perish. beaten with many stripes.

6. He spake also this parable: A cer48 But he that knew not, and did committain man had a fig-tree planted in his things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten vineyard; and he came and sought fruit with few stripes. For unto whomsoever thereon, and found none. much is given, of him shall be much re 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his quired : and to whom men have commit- || vineyard, Behold, these three years I ted much, of him they will ask the more come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and

49 Iam come to send fire on the earth, | find none: cut it down; why cumbereth and what will I, if it be already kindled? | it the ground? • 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized 8 And he answering, said unto him, with ; and how am I straitened till it be Lord, le: it alone this year also, till í accomplished !

shall dig about it, and dung it: 51 Suppose ye that I am come to give 9.nd if it bear fruit, well; and if not, peace on earth? I tell you, Nay ; but then after that thou shalt cut it down. rather division:

10 And he was teaching in one of the 52 For from henceforth there shall be | synagogues on the sabbath. five in one house divided, three against | 11 ! And behold, there was a woman Iwo, and two against three.

Il which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen 53 The father shall be divided against years, and was bowed together, and the son, and the son against the father; could in no wise lift up herself the mother against the daughter, and the 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called daughter against the mother; the mother- | her to him, and said unto her, Woman, in-law against her daughter in-law, and thou art loosed from thine infirmity. the daughter-in-law against her mother- 13 And he laid his hands on her: and in-law.

immediately she was made straight, and 54 | And he said also to the people, glorified God. When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, 14 And the ruler of the synagogue anstraightway ye say, There cometh a show swered with indignation, because that er; and so it is.

Jesus had healed on the sabbath-day, and 55 And when ye see the south wind said unto the people, There are six days blow, ye say, There will be heat; and in which men ought to work: in them it cometh to pass.

therefore come and be healed, and not 56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the on the sabbath-day. face of the sky, and of the earth; but how 15 The Lord then answered him, and is it, that ye do not discern this time? said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one

57 Yea, and why even of yourselves of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his judge ye not what is right?

ass from the stall, and lead him away to *58When thou goest with thine adversa- || watering? ry to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, 16 And ought not this woman, being give diligence that thou mayest be deliv- || a daughterof Abraham, whom Satan hath ered from him ; lest he hale thee to the bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed judge, and the judge deliver thee to the || from this bond on the sabbath-day? officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

17 And when he had said these things, 59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart all his adversaries were ashamed : and thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite. all the people rejoiced for all the gloriCHAP. XIII.

ous things that were done by him. 1 Christ preacheth repentance upon the 18 1 Then said he, Unto what is the

punishment of the Galileans, and oth- | kingdom of God like and whereunta ere. 6 The fig-iree cursech 24 The || shall I resemble it? strait sate, . .

19 It is like a grain of mustard-seed, THERE were present at that season which a man took, and cast into his gar

I some that told him of the Galileans, | den, and it grew, and waxed a great whose blood Pilate had mingled with tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in their sacrifices.

the branches of it. 2 And Jesus answering, said unto them, 20 And again he said, Whereunto shall Suppose ye that these Galileans were sin- I liken the kingdom of God? nels above all the Galileans, because they | 21 It is like leaven, which a woman sullered such things?

| took and hid in three measures of meal, 3 I tell you, Nay; but, except ye re- till the whole was leavened. pent, ye shall all likewise perish,

22 And he went througn the cities and

804 the strait gate.

ST. LUKE. Christ teachcth humility, villages, teaching, and journeying toward 1 3 And Jesus answering, spake unto the Jerusalem.

lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it law: · 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, Areful to heal on the sabbath-day? there few that be saved? And he said un- 4 And they held their peace. And be to them,

took him, and healed him, and let him go; 24 9 Strive to enter in at the strait 15 And answered them, saying, Which gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen to enter in, and shall not be able.

into a pit, and will not straigluwas pull 25 When once the master of the house him out on the sabbath-day is,risen up, and hath shut to the door, 6 And they could not answer him aand ye begin to stand without, and to gain to these things.. knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, 7 And he put forth a parable to those open unto us; and he shall answer and which were bidden, when he marked say unto you, I know you not whence how they chose out the chief rooms; sayye are :

ing unto them, 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We 8 When thon art bidden of any man have eaten and drunk in thy presence, to a wedding, sit not down in the highest and thou hast taught in our streets. l'oom, lest a more honourable man than

27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know I thou be bidden of him ; you not whence ye are ; depart from me, 9 And he that bade thee and him, come all ye workers of iniquity.

and say to thee, Give this man place; 28 There shall be weeping and gnash and thou begin with shame to take the ing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, lowest room. and Isaac, and Jacob, anıt all the proph- 10 But when thou art bidden, go and ets in the kingdom of God, and you sit down in the lowest room ; that when yourselves thrust out.

he that bade thee cometh, he may say 29 And they shall come from the east, upto thee, Friend, go up higher : then and from the west, and from the north, shalt thou have worship in the presence and from the south, and shall sit down in ll of them that sit at meat with thee. the kingdom of God.

11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall 30 And behold, there are last, which | be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be first; and there are first, which shall be exalted. shall be last. .

12 4 Then said he also to him that bade 31 1 The same day there came certain him, When thou makest a dinner or a of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Ger supper, call not thy friends, nor thy breththee out, and depart hence ; for Herod ren, neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich will kill thee.

neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, 32 And he said unto them, Go yc and and a recompense be made thee. tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, 13 But when thou makest a feast, call and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the poor, the maimed, the lame, the the third day I shall be perfected. blind :

33 Nevertheless, I must walk to-day 14 And thou shalt be blessed : for they and to-morrow, and the day following : i cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be for it cannot be that a prophet perish out recompensed at the resurrection of the just of Jerusalem.

15 || And when one of them that sat at 54 () Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which meat with him heard these things, he killest the prophets, and stonest them said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat that are sent unto thee; how often would | bread in the kingdom of God. I have gathered thy children together, as 16 Then said he unto him, A certain a hen doth gather her brood under her man made a great supper, and bade many: wings, and ye would not!

17 And sent his servant at supper-time, * 35 Behold, your house is left unto you to say to them that were bidden, Come, desolate. And verily I say unto you, Ye for all things are now ready. shall not see me, until the time come 18 And they all with one consentt be. when ye shall say, Blessed is he that i gan to make excuse. The first said unto cometh in the name of the Lord.

him, I have bought a piece of ground, CHAP. XIV.

and I must needs go and see it : I pray 1 Christ teacheth humility, 12 and to feed thee have me excused. the proor.16 The parable of the great sup- 19 And another said, I have bought

per. 25 Who cannot be Christ's disciples. five yoke of oxen, and I go to prvie AND it came to pass, as he went into them : I pray thee have me excuse! 11 the house of one of the chief Phar: 1 20 And another said, I have married a isees to eat bread on the sabbath-day, I wife : and therefore I cannot come. that they watched him.

21 So that servant came, and shewed 2 And behold, there was a certain his lord these things. Then the master of man before him which had the dropsy. 'the house being angry, said to his servant,

The great supper.

CHAP. XV.

The firodigal son. 805 Go out quickly into the streets and lanes il 5 And when he hath found it, he layof the city, and bring in hither the poor, eth it on his shoulders, rej icing. and the maimed, and the halt, and the 6 And when he cometh home, he callblind.

leth together his friends and neighbours, 22 And the servant said, Lord, it is saying unto them, Rejoice with me ; for done as thou hast commanded, and yet I have found my sheep which was lost. there is roum.

7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall 23 And the lord said unto the servant, be in heaven over one sinner that repentGo out into the highways and hedges, leth, more than over ninety and nine just and compel them to come in, that my persons, which need yo repentance. house may be filled.

8 Either what woman having ten 24 For I say unto you, That none of pieces of silver, it she lose one piece, doth those men which were bidden, shall taste inot light a candle, and sweep the house, of my supper.

and seek diligently till she find it? 25 And there went great multitudes 9 And when she hath found it, she with him : and he turned, and said unto 1 calleth her friends and her neighbours them,

together, saying, Rejoice with me ; for I · 26 If any man come to me, and hate have found the piece which I had lost. not his father, and mother, and wife, and I 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, ijoy in the presence of the angels of God and his own life also, he cannot be my over one sinner that repenteth. disciple.

| 11 | And he said, a certain man had 27' And whosoever doth not bear his two sons : Cross, and come after me, cannot be my 1 12 And the younger of them said tn disciple.

his father, Father, give me the portion 28 For which of you intending to build of goods that falleth 10 me. And he dia tower, sitteth not down first, and count vided unto them his living. eth the cost, whether he have sufficient 13 And not many days after, the to finish it?

younger son gathered all together, and 29 Lest haply after he hath laid the took his journey into a far country, and foundation, and is not able to finish it, all there wasted his substance with riotous that hehold it begin to mock him,

living. 30 Saying, This man began to build, 14 And when he had spent all, there and was not able to finish.

arose a mighty famine in that land ; and 31 Or what king going to make war le began to be in want. against another king, sitteth not down 15 And he went and joined himself to first, and consulteth whether he be able a citizen of that country ; and he sent with ten thousand to meet him that com- || him into his fields to feed swine. eth against him with twenty thousand ? 16 And he would fain have filled his

32 Or else, while the other is yet a || belly with the husks that the swine did great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, | eat, and no man gave unto him. and desireth conditions of peace.

17 And when he came to himself, he 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you said, How many hired servants of my that forsaketh not all that he hath, he || father's have bread enough and to spare, cannot be my disciple.

and I perish with hunger! 34 | Salt is good: but if the salt have 1 18 I will arise and go to my father, and lost his savour, Wherewith shall it be sea- || will say unto him, Father, I have sinned soncd ?

against heaven, and before thee, 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet! 19 And am no more worthy to be callfor the dunghill ; but men cast it out. ed thy son: make me as one of thy hired He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. || servants. CHAP. XV.

20 And he arose, and came to his fa1 The parable of the lost sheep: 8 Of the || ther. But when he was yet a great way piece of silver ; 11 Of the prodigal son. loff, his father saw him, and had comTHEN drew near unto him all the pub- passion, and ran, and fell on his neck, 1 licans and sinners for to hear him. ll and kissed him."

2 And the Pharisees and scribes mur 21 And the son said unto him, Father, mured, saying, This man receiveth sin- || I have sinned against heaven, and in thy ners, and eateth with them.

sight, and am no more worthy to be call3 | And he spake this parable unto ed thy son. them, saying,

22 But the father said to his servants, 4 What man of you having an hun- Bring forth the best robe, and put it on cred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth him, and put a ring on his hand, and not leave the ninety and nine in the wil- shoes on his feet. cierness, and go afier that which is lost, || 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, '10:1 he find it?

Il and kill it ; and let us eat, and be merry :

306 Of the unjust steqvard. ST. LUKE. The rich glution and Lazarus.

24 For this my son was dead, and is selvcs friends of the mammon of unrightalive again ; he was lost, and is found. eousness; that when ye fail, they may And they began to be merry.

receive you into everlasting habitacions 25 Now his elder son was in the field: 10 He that is faithful in that which is and as he came and drew nigh to the least, is faithful also in much ; and he that house, he heard musick and dancing. is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much.

26 And he called one of the servants, l'11 If therefore ye have not been faithand asked what these things meant.:'. ful in the unrighteous mammon, who will

27 And he said unto him, Thy brother commit to your trust the true riches? is coine ; and thy father hath killed the l'12 And if ye have not been faithful in fatted calf, because he hath received that which is another man's, who shali him safe and sound..

give you that which is your own? 28 And he was angry, and would not 13 | No servant can serve two masters: go in ; therefore 'came his father out, for either he will hate the one, and love and entreated him.

the other, or else he will hold to the one, 29 And he answering, said to his fa- || and despise the other. Ye cannot serve ther, Lo, these many years do I serve | God and mammon. thee, neither transgressed I at any time 14 And the Pharisees also, who were thy commandment; and yet thou never covetous, heard all these things, and gavest me a kid, that I might make mer- they derided him. ry with my friends :

15 And he said unto them, Ye are they 30 But as soon as this thy son was which justify yourselves before men ; come, which hath devoured thy living but God knoweth your hearts: for that with harlots, thou hast killed for him the i which is highly esteemed among men, is futted calf.

abomination in the sight of God. 31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art 16 The law and the prophets were unever with me: and all that I have is thine. til John : since that time the kingdom

32 It was meet that we should make of Gol is preached, and every man pressmerry, and be glad: for this thy brother leth into it. was dead, and is alive again ; and was 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth lost, and is found.

to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail CHAP. XVI.

i8 Whosoever putteth away his wife, 1 of the unjust steward. 14 The hypoc- and marrieth another, committeth adul

risy of the covetous Pharisees reprov- tery; and whosoever marrieth her that ed. 19 The rich glutton, and Lazarus || is put away from her husband, committhe beggar.

teth adultery. A ND) he said also unto his disciples, 19 | There was a certain rich man, .

There was a certain rich man which " which was clothed in purple and fine had a steward; and the same was accused linen, and fared sumptuously every day : unto him that he had wasted his goods. 20 And there was a certain beggar

2 And he called him, and said unto named Lazarus, which was laid at his him, How is it that I hear this of thee? gate, full of sores, give an account of thy stewardship : for . 21 And desiring to be fed with the chou mayest be no longer steward." crumbs which fell from the rich man's

3 Then the steward said within him- || table : moreover, the dogs came and self, What shall I do? for my lord tak- licked his sores. eth away from me the stewardship: I! 22 And it came to pass, that the begcannot dig; to beg I am ashamed. ? gar died, and was carried by the angels

4. I am resolved what to do, that when into Abraham's bosom. The rich man I am put out of the stewardship, they also died, and was buried : may receive me into their houses.

29 And in hell he lified up his eyes, 5 So he called every one of his lord's being in torments, and seeth Abraham debtors unto him, and said unto the first, afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. How much owest thou unto my lord? | 24 And he cried, and said, Father A.

6 And lie said, An hundred measures braham, have mercy on me, and send of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy | Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty. | finger in water, and cool my tongue :

7 Then said he to another, And how for I am tormented in this flaine. much owest thou? And he said, An hun # 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember dred measures of wheat. And he said unto that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy liim, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. good things, and likewise Lazarus evil

8 And the lord commended the unjust things : but now he is comforted, and steward, because he had done wisely : forthou art tormented. the children of this world are in their gen- 26 And beside all this, between us cration wiser than the children of light. and you there is a great gulf fixed ;

9 And I say unto you, Make to your-' that they which would pass froin henge

One to forgive another. ; CHAP. XVII. of Christ's.coming. 807 to you, cannot ; neither can they pass to | village, there met him ten men that were us, that would come from thence.

lepers, which stood afar off: 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, 13 And they lifted up their voices, and father, that thou wouldest send him to said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. my father's house:

14 Aud when he saw them, he said 28 For I have five brethren; that he unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the may testify unto them, lest they also come priests. And it came to pass, tltat, as into this place of torment.

they went, they were cleansed. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They 15 And one of them, when he saw that have Moses and the prophets; let them | he was healed, turned back, and with a hear them.

Il loud voice glorified Gol, 30 And he said, Nay, Father Abraham: 16 And fell down on his face at his but if one went unto them from the dead, feet, giving him thanks: and he was a they will repent.

Samaritan 31 And he said unto him, If they hear 17 And Jesus answering said, Were not Moses and the prophets, neither will there not ten cleansed ? but where are they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.

18 There are not found that returned CHAP. XVII.

to give glory to God, save this stranger. 1 To avoid giving offence. 3 One to 1 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy

forgive another. 11 The len lepers. 20 | way : thy faith hath made thee whole. of the kingdom of God, and ihe com- | 20 | And when he was demanded of ing of the Son of man."

the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God THËN said he unto the disciples, It is should come, he answered them and said,

1 impossible but that offences will | The kingdom of God cometh not with come: but woe unto him through whom observation. they come!

21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or 2 It were better for him that a millstone lo there! for behold, the kingdom of God were hanged about his neck, and he cast || is within you. into the sea, than that he should offend 22 And he said unto his disciples, The one of these little ones.

days will come, when ye shall desire to 31 Take heed to yourselves: If thy see one of the days of the Son of man, brother trespass against thee, rebuke and ye shall not see it. him; and if he repent, forgive him. 23 And they shall say to you, See here;

4 And if he trespass against thee seven, or, see there: go not after them, non foltimes in a day, and seven times in a day ! low them. turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou 24 For as the lightning that lightenetlu shalt forgive him.

out of the one part under heaven, shineth 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, unto the other part under heaven ; so Increase our faith.

sha!l also the Son of man be in his day. 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as 25 But first must he suffer many things, a grain of mustard-seed, ye might say and be rejected of this generation unto this sycamine-tree, Be thou plucked 26 And as it was in the days of Noe, up by the root, and be thou planted in the so sball it be also in the days of the Son of sea ; and it should obey you.

7 But which of you, having a servant 27 They did eat, they drank, they plowing, or feeding cattle, will say unto | married wives, they were given in marhim by and by, when he is come from riage, until the day that Noe entered into the field, Go and sit down to meat? the ark; and the flood came, and de.

8 And will not rather say unto him, stroyed them all. Make ready wherewith I may sup, and 28 Likewise also as it was in the days gird thyself, and serve me, till I have of Lot: they did eat, they drank, they daten and drunken; and afterward thou bought, they sold, they planted, they shalt eat and drink?

Il builded; 9 Doth he thaok that servant because 29 But the same day that Lot went out he did the things that were coinmanded of Soilom, it rained fire and brimstone him? I trow not.

from heaven, and destroyed them all : 10 So likewise ye, when ve shall have 30 Even thus shall it be in the day done all those things which are com- when the Son of man is revealed. manded you, say, We are unprofitable 31 In that dav, he which shall be upon servants : we have done that which was the house-top, and his stuff in the house, our duty to do.

let liim not come down to take it awar: 11 | And it came to pass, as he went | and he that is in the field, let hi:n liketo Jerusalem, that he passed through the wise not return back. midst of Samaria and Galilee.

32 Remember Lot's wife. 12 And as he entered into a certain 38 Whosoever shall seek to sare his life,

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