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for ye pay tithe of mint, and of rue, and of all herbs, and pass by judgment and the love of God: these ye ought to do, yet not to leave the others undone : 42 Wo to you, Pharisees' for ye love the first seats in the synagogues, and salutations in the market-places: 43 Wo to you ! for ye are as graves that appear not, and of which the men that walk over them, are not aware. 44 And one of the teachers of the law answered and said to him, Master, in saying thus, thou reproachest us also : 45 and he said, Wo also to you, ye teachers of the law for ye load men with burdens hard to be borne, but ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers: 46 Wo to you! for ye build up the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them : 47 Truly ye are witnesses that ye approve the works of your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and ye build up their work: 48 wherefore also (said the Wisdom of God,) I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill, and persecute; 49 that the blood of all the prophets, which hath been shed from the foundation of
the world, may be required of this generation; 50 from the blood of Abel,
to the blood of Zachariah who Ib. 33. will perish between the altar solo, and the sanctuary: yea, I tell"
you, It will be required of this generation.
51 Wo to you, teachers of the law for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye enter not in yourselves, and them that come to enter, ye hinder.
N D when he went forth from thence, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many
things; 2 closely watching him, to catch something from his
mouth, that they might accuse him: 3 during which things, an innumerable multitude having gathered to them, so that they trode one upon another, he began to say to his disciples, Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy : 4 but nothing is covered, that will not be revealed; neither hid, that will not be known : 5 therefore, whatever ye have said in the darkness, will be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the K
ear, in closets, will be proclaimed on the housetops. 6 And I say to you, who are my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do: 7 but I will forewarn you whom ye should fear; fear him, who, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say to you, Fear him. 8 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings 2 yet not one of them is forgotten before God : 9 yea, even the hairs of your head are all numbered: fear not, ye are of more value than many sparrows. 10 And I tell you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him will the Son of man, also, confess before the angels of God : 11 but, he who denieth me before men, will be denied by me before the angels of God: 12 and whoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, will be forgiven; but he who blasphemeth against the Holy Spirit, will not be forgiven. 13 And when they bring you before the synagogues, and magistrates, and authorities, be not anxious how or what ye should answer, or what ye should say : 14 for, the Holy Spirit will
teach you in that hour, what ye ought to say. 15 And one of the multitude said to him, Master, bid my brother to divide the inheritance with me: 16 and he said to him, “Man, “who made me a judge or a “ divider over you?” 17 and he said to them, Take heed, and keep yourselves from all covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of his possessions. 18 And he spake a parable to them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: 19 and he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, for I have no place where I can store my fruits 2 20 and he said, I will do this: I will pull down my barns, and build larger, and I will there store all my fruits and my goods; 21 and I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast many good things laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be joyful: 22 but God said to him, Thou fool, this night thy soul will be required of thee: whose, then, will be the things which thou hast provided ? 23 so is he, who layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God. 24 And he said to his disciples, Therefore I say to you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat; nor for your body, what ye shall put on : 25 for the life is more than the food, and the body than the clothing : 26 consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap ; which have neither storehouse nor barn, but God feedeth them : how much better are ye than the birds? 27 And which of you is able, by anxious thought, to add one cubit to his stature ? 28 if, then, ye are not able to do that which is least, why are ye anxious for the rest ? 29 Consider the lilies, how they grow : they neither toil nor spin; yet I tell you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these: 30 but, if God so clothe the grass, which to day is in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; how much rather will he clothe you, O ye of little faith ? 31 And question not what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, neither perplex ye yourselves; 32 for, all the nations of the world require these things; and your Father knoweth that ye also have need of them : 33 but, seek ye his kingdom, and these things will be added
c. xxi. 14.
Exod. ii. 14.
34 Fear not, little flock; for your Father is well pleased to give you that kingdom.
35 Sell the things that ye have, and give them in alms; provide for yourselves purses which grow not old; a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth,
nor moth corrupteth :
36 for, where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.
37 Let your loins be girded about, and your lamps burning;
38 and ye yourselves like men waiting for their lord, when 43 And Peter said, Lord, speakest thou this parable to us only, or likewise to all? 44 and the Lord said, Who is the faithful and wise steward, whom his lord will set over his household, to give out their measures of food at the due season 2 45 blessed is that servant whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing: 46 of a truth I tell you, that he will set him over all that he hath. 47 But, if that servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the men servants and maid servants, and to eat and drink, and be drunken; 48 the lord of that servant will come in a day when he expecteth him not, and at an hour that he knoweth not, and will cut him in sunder, and appoint him his portion with the unfaithful : 49 and that servant, who knew his lord's will, yet neither prepared nor did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes; 50 but he that knew it not, yet did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes : for, from every one to whom much is given, much will be required; and to whom men have committed
he shall return from the mar- Mov.
riage; that, when he cometh
much, of him they will demand the more.
51 I am come to set fire to the earth; and how I would it were already kindled !
52 but I have first a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened until it be accomplished
53 Think ye that I came to Matt.x. 38.
give peace on earth 2 I tell you, Nay; but division: 54 for, from henceforth, five in one house will be divided, three against two, and two against three: 55 the father will be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mo– ther; the mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 56 And he said moreover to the multitude, When ye see a cloud rising from the west, ye straightway say, A shower is coming ; and it is so : 57 and when ye see the south wind blowing, ye say, There will be heat; and it so cometh to pass: 58 ye hypocrites, ye know how to judge of the face of the sky, and of the earth; but how is it, that ye know not how to judge of this time? 59 and why, even of yourselves, judge ye not what is right?
Go When thou art going with thine adversary to the magistrate, use thy endeavour to be released from him on the way; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison:
61 I tell thee, thou wilt not come out from thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
AN D there were present, at that same time, some who told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices: 2 and he answered and said to them, Think ye that those Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things? 3 I tell you, Nay: but, unless ye repent, ye will all likewise perish: 4 or, those eighteen, on whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all the men that dwelt in Jerusalem 7 5 I tell you, Nay: but, unless ye repent, ye will all likewise perish. 6 And he spake also this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit on it, but found none: 7 and he said to his wine
dresser, Behold, these three years I have come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none: cut it down; why encumbereth it the ground? 8 and he answered and said to him, Lord, let it alone this year also, until I have dug, and thrown dung around it : 9 and if it afterward bear fruit, well: but if not, thou shalt cut it down. 10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath: 11 and, behold, there was a woman that had had a spirit of infirmity for eighteen years, and was bent together, and wholly unable to lift herself up: 12 and when Jesus saw her, he called to her, and said to her, Woman, thou art loosed from thy infirmity: 13 and he laid his hands on her; and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue (moved with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the sabbath day,) answered and said to the multitude; 15 There are six days in which men ought to work; on those, therefore, come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day: 16 then the Lord answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each of you, on the sabbath, loose his ox or his ass