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yet thou lackest: sell all thou hast, and distribute it to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me: 23 but when he heard this, he became very sorrowful; for he was very rich: 24 and Jesus seeing him, said, How hardly will they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 25 for it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God: 26 and they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? 27 and he said, The things which are impossible with men, are possible with God. 28 And Peter said, Lo, we have left all we have, and have followed thee: 29 and he said to them, Verily I tell you, There is no one that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, 30 who will not receive manifold more than these in this present time, and in the world to come eternal life. 31 And taking to him the twelve, he said to them, Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all the things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man, will be accomplished:

32 for he will be delivered to the Gentiles, and will be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on ; 33 and they will scourge him, and put him to death; but the third day he will rise again: 34 but they understood none of these things, and this saying was hidden from them ; and they comprehended not the words which were spoken. 35 And it came to pass, as he was approaching Jericho, that a certain blind man sat by the way side, begging: 36 and hearing a multitude passing by, he asked what it Was : 37 and they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth was passing by: 38 and he cried out, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me! 39 and they that went before rebuked him, that he should be silent: but he cried out much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me! 40 and Jesus stopped, and ordered him to be brought to him : and when he was come near, he asked him, 41 saying, What wilt thou that I should do for thee 2 And he said, Lord, that I may See : 42 and Jesus said to him, See thy faith hath healed thee :

43 and immediately he saw, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, beholding him, gave praise to God.

CHAPTER XIX.

N D Jesus entered Jericho, and was passing through it, 2 when, behold, a man named Zaccheus, who was both a chiefpublican, and rich, sought to see Jesus, who he was; but could not for the crowd, because he was short of stature: 3 and he ran forward, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him; for he was to pass that way: 4 and when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and said to him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come down; for I must dwell to-day in thy house: 5 and he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. 6 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone in, to lodge with a man that is a sinner: 7 and Zaccheus stood, and said to the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and, if I have taken any thing from any one unjustly, I restore him fourfold: 8 and Jesus said to him, This day is salvation come to this

house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham : 9 for, the Son of man is come to seek, and to save, that which was lost. 10 And when they had heard these words, he proceeded to speak a parable; because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God would be immediately manifested: 11 he said therefore, A certain nobleman went to a distant country to receive for himself the sovereignty, and to return: 12 and he called ten of his servants, and delivered to them ten pounds, and said to them, Employ these until I come: 13 but his citizens hated him; and sent an embassy after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. 14 And it came to pass, when he returned after having received the sovereignty, that he ordered those servants to be called to him, to whom he had given the money; that he might know how much each had gained: 15 and the first came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds: 16 and he said to him, Well, thou good servant; because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities: 17 and the second came, L

saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds: 18 and he said to him likewise, Be thou also over five cities: 19 and the next came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin : 20 for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man, taking up that which thou layedst not down, and reaping that which thou didst not sow : 21 and he saith to him, Out of thine own mouth I will judge thee, thou wicked servant: knewest thou that I was an austere man, taking up that which Ilaid not down, and reaping that which I did not sow'? 22 why, then, didst thou not put my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have recovered my own with interest? 23 and he said to them that stood by, Take the pound from him, and give it to him that hath ten pounds: 24 and they said to him, Lord, he hath ten pounds: 25 and he said, I tell you, That to every one who hath, shall be given; and from him who hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away : 26 but those my enemies, who would not that I should reign over them, bring hither; and slay them before me.

27 And when he had thus said, he went on before them, going up to Jerusalem. 28 And it came to pass, when he was come near to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called, of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, 29 saying, Go ye to the village over against you; in entering which ye will find a colt tied, on which no man ever yet sat: loose it and bring it hither : 30 and if any one ask you, Why loose ye it? ye shall say thus to him, Because the Lord hath need of it. 31 And they that were sent went away, and found even as he had said to them : 32 and as they were loosing the colt, the owners of it said to them, Why loose ye the colt 2 33 and they said, The Lord hath need of it: 34 and they brought it to Jesus; and they cast their garments on the colt, and they set Jesus upon it: 35 and as he went along, they spread their garments on the way. 36 And when he was already near the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice, and to praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works that they had seen ;

c. xiii. 36.

c. xxiii. 29.

Matt. xxi. 4.

37 saying, “Blessed is the “King that cometh in the “name of the Lord : peace “in heaven, and glory in the “highest!” 38 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said to him, Master, rebuke thy disciples: 39 and he answered and said to them, I tell you, that if these were silent, the stones would cry out. 40 And as he drew near, and beheld the city, he mourned over it, 41 saying, Would that, even in this day, thou knewest the things which concern thy peace! but now they are hidden from thine eyes | 42 for the days will come on thee, when thine enemies will raise an intrenchment around thee, and will encompass thee about, and close thee in on every side; 43 and will lay thee even with

the ground, and thy children

within thee; and they will not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the season of thy visitation' 44 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein; 45 saying to them, It is written, “My house shall be a “house of prayer:” but ye have made it “a den of thieves.”

46 And he taught daily in the temple; and the chief priests, and the scribes, and the chiefs of the people, sought to destroy him;

47 but they found nothing that they could do; for the whole people hung on him to hear him.

CHAPTER XX.

AND it came to pass on

one of the days, as he was teaching and preaching the gospel to the people, in the temple, that the chief priests and the scribes came upon him, with the elders, 2 and spake to him, saying, Tell us, by what authority thou doest these things? or who is he who giveth thee this authority? 3 and he answered and said to them, I also will ask you a question; and do ye answer Ine : 4 Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? 5 and they discoursed among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven ; he will say, Why did ye not believe him? 6 but, if we say, From men; all the people will stone us: for they are persuaded that John was a prophet: 7 and they answered, that they knew not from whence it was:

8 and Jesus said to them, Neither do I tell you, by what authority I do these things. 9 And he began to speak to the people this parable : A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went to another country for a long time: 10 and, at the season, he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard ; but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty: 11 and again he sent another servant; and they beat him also, and insulted him, and sent him away empty: 12 and again he sent a third : and they wounded him also, and cast him out: 13 and the lord of the vineyard said, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: perhaps they will respect him, when they see him : 14 but when the husbandmen saw him, they discoursed among themselves, saying,This is the heir : let us kill him, that the inheritance may be OurS : 15 and they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What, therefore, will the lord of the vineyard do to them? 16 he will come and destroy those husbandmen, and will

give the vineyard to others:

17 and when they heard this, they said, God forbid! 18 and he looked at them, and said, What, then, is this that is written, “ The stone “which the builders rejected, “ the same is become the head“stone of the corner?” 19 Every one that falleth against that stone, will be bruised; but, on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 20 And in the same hour, the chief priests and the scribes sought to lay hands on him, but they feared the people : for they knew that he had spoken this parable against them : 21 and they watched him, and sent out spies, who should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, so as to deliver him to the power and authority of the governor: 22 and they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly, and regardest not the person of any, but teachest the way of God in truth; 23 is it lawful for us to pay tribute to Cesar, or not? 24 but he perceived their craftiness, and said to them, 25 Shew me a penny: whose image and superscription hath it they answered and said, Cesar's :

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