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of these little ones to stumble, who believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. 7 Wo to the world, for its causes of stumbling! for it must needs be that causes of stumbling will come ; but wo to the man through whom the cause of stumbling cometh ! 8 If therefore thy hand or thy foot cause thee to stumble, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life lame or maimed, than to have two hands or two feet, and to be cast into eternal fire: 9 and if thine eye cause thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, than to have two eyes, and to be cast into hell fire. 10 See that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I tell you, That in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven. 11 How think ye 2 if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them have strayed, doth he not leave the ninety and nine on the mountains, and go, and seek that which hath strayed 2 12 and if it be that he find it, verily I tell you, he rejoiceth more for that one, than for the
ninety and nine which had not strayed : 13 even so, it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven, that one of these little ones be lost. 14 And if thy brother shall sin against thee, go and convince him of his fault between thee and him alone: if he will listen to thee, thou hast gained thy brother: 15 and if he will not listen to thee, take with thee one or two more, that by the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established: 16 and if he refuse to listen to them, tell it to the church : but if he refuse to listen to the church also, let him be to thee as an heathen, and a publican. 17 Verily I tell you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 18 Again I tell you, verily, That if two of you agree on earth in any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them by my Father who is in heaven : 19 for, where two or three are gathered together in my name, I am there, in the midst of them. 20 Then Peter came to him, and said, Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me,
c. xvi. 19.
Luke, xvii. 4.
and I forgive him? until seven times? 21 Jesus saith to him, I say not to thee, until seven times only; but, until seventy times Seven : 22 Therefore, the kingdom of heaven is like a king, who would take account with his Servants : 23 and when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, who owed him ten thousand talents; 24 but, as he had them not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made; 25 the servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all: 26 then the Lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and released him, and forgave him the debt. 27 But, the same servant went out, and found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him an hundred pence: and he took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest: 28 and his fellow-servant fell down, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee: 29 and he would not ; but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 30 When therefore his fellow
servants saw what was done, they were greatly grieved, and went and told their lord all that had been done: 31 Then his lord, calling him, said to him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou besoughtest Ine : 32 oughtest not thou also to have had mercy on thy fellowservant, even as I had mercy on thee 7 33 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the jailers, until he should pay all that was due. 34 So likewise will my heavenly Father do to you, if, from your hearts, ye forgive not every one his brother.
ND it came to pass, when
words, that he departed from
Gen. i. 27. Gen. ii. 24. c. v. 35.
beginning, “made them male “ and female;” 5 and said, “ For this cause, “a man shall leave his father “ and mother, and cleave to “his wife: and they two shall “ be one flesh?” 6 so that they are no longer two, but one flesh : what therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. 7 They say to him, Why then did Moses command to give her a bill of divorcement, and so to put her away ? 8 He saith to them, Because of the hardness of your hearts, Moses suffered you to put away your wives; but, at the beginning it was not so : 9 and I tell you, Whosoever putteth away his wife, except on account of fornication, and marrieth another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her who is so put away, maketh her to commit adultery. 10 His disciples say to him, If the case of the man with his wife be so, it is not good to marry : 11 but he said to them, All cannot receive this saying, but they only to whom it is given : 12 for, there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb : and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs by men ; and there are eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the
kingdom of heaven's sake: he who is able to receive it, let him receive it. 13 Then were little children brought to him, that he might put his hands on them, and pray for them; and the disciples rebuked them: 14 but Jesus said, Suffer the little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of heaven: 15 and he laid his hands on them, and departed from thence. 16 And, behold, one came and said to him, Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 17 and he said to him, Why askest thou me concerning goodness! one only is good: Molo but, if thou wilt enter into life, is "" keep the commandments: 18 he saith to him, Which 2 Jesus said, “ Thou shalt do Exod. xx. 12. “no murder, Thou shalt not “ commit adultery, Thou shalt “not steal, Thou shalt not bear “false witness, 19 “Honour thy father and “thy mother:” and, “Thou “shalt love thy neighbour as “thyself.” 20 The young man saith to him, All these I have kept; what lack I yet? 21 Jesus said to him, If thou wilt be perfect, go, sell that thou hast, and give it to the poor, and thou shalt have trea
sure in heaven: and come, follow me: 22 but, when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful; for he had many possessions. 23 Then said Jesus to his disciples, Verily I tell you, that a rich man will hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven: 24 and again I tell you, 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. 25 And when his disciples heard this, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved 2 26 but Jesus, looking on them, said to them, With men, this is impossible; but with God, all things are possible. 27 Then Peter answered and said to him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what then will be for us? 28 and Jesus said to them,
Luke,xxii.29. Verily I tell you, that in the
regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, ye also, who have followed me, shall sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel: 29 and every one who hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive for
them an hundredfold, and shall inherit eternal life. 30 But, many who are first, will be last; and who are last, will be first: 31 for, the kingdom of heaven is like an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard : 32 and when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 33 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace: 34 and he said to them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you: and they went away. 35 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 36 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing, and saith to them, Why stand ye here idle all the day ? 37 they say to him, Because no one hath hired us: he saith to them, Go ye also into the vineyard. 38 And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the labourers, and pay them their hire, beginning from the last to the first : 39 and when they came that
ceived it, they murmured against the householder, 42 saying, These last have worked but one hour, yet thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden and heat of the day: 43 but he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny ? 44 take that which is thine, and go away: I will give to this last, even as to thee: 45 is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own 2 is thine eye evil, because I am good 2 46 Thus, the last will be first, and the first last.
ND when Jesus was about to go up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples apart, on the way, and said to them: 2 Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death;
3 and will deliver him to the Gentiles, to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him : but, on the third day he will rise again. 4 Then the mother of Zebedee's children came to him, with her sons, worshipping him, and asking something of him : 5 and he said to her, What wilt thou ? and she said to him, That these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom : 6 but Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask: are ye able to drink of the cup that I am about to drink? They say to him, We are able. 7 And he saith to them, Ye shall indeed drink of my cup ; but, to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, except to them for whom it is prepared by my Father. 8 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brothers: 9 but Jesus called them to him, and said, Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and they that are great exercise authority against them: 10 it is not so among you; but, whosoever wisheth to be great among you, shall be your minister; 11 and whosoever wisheth to