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be chief among you, shall be your servant: 12 as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 13 And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him : 14 and, behold, two blind men who were sitting by the way-side, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David " 15 and the multitude charged them, that they should be silent: but they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David' 16 And Jesus stopped, and called them ; and said, What wish ye that I should do to you ? 17 they say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened : 18 and Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes saw, and they followed him. 19 And when they drew near to Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage at the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, 20 saying to them, Go to the village over against you, and ye will straightway find an ass tied, and a colt with her:

loose them, and bring them to Ine : 21 and if any one say any thing to you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them ; and he will straightway send them. 22 But all this was done, that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet, saying,

23 “Tell ye the daughter of Zech. x.9.

“Sion, Behold, thy King com“eth to thee, meek, and sit“ting on an ass, and a colt the “foal of an ass.” 24 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus had commanded them; 25 and they brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and set him thereom: 26 and most of the multitude spread their garments on the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them on the way: 27 and the multitudes that went before, and that followed him, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David “Blessed “ is he who cometh in the “ name of his Lord '" Hosanna in the highest

CHAPTER XXI.

ND when he entered Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? 2 and the multitude said,

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This is the prophet Jesus of Nazareth, of Galilee. 3 And Jesus went into the temple, and cast out all who sold and bought in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; 4 and said to them, It is written, “My house shall be “called an house of prayer;" but ye have made it, “a den of “ thieves.” 5 And the blind and lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them. 6 But, when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things which he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, “Hosanna to the “ son of David; " they were filled with indignation: 7 and said to him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith to them, Yes! Have ye never read, “Out of the “mouth of babes and suck“lings thou hast perfected “ praise 2" 8 and he left them, and went out of the city to Bethany; and lodged there. 9 And in the morning, as he was returning to the city, he hungred: 10 and seeing a fig-tree by the way, he went to it, and found nothing on it but leaves only ; and he said to it, Let no fruit grow on thee hence

forward for ever: and immediately the fig-tree withered away: 11 and when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How instantly the fig-tree is withered away! 12 but Jesus answered and said to them, Verily I tell you, if ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig-tree, but also, if ye say to this mountain, Be thou taken up, and cast into the sea; it shall be done: 13 and all things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. 14 And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came to him, whilst he was teaching, and said to him, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority ? 15 And Jesus answered and said to them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I will likewise tell you by what authority I do these things: 16 from whence was the baptism of John? from heaven, or from men? and they reasoned within themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will say to us, Why then did ye not believe him : 17 but if we say, From men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet: 18 and they answered Jesus, and said, We know not: and he said to them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. 19 But what think ye 2 A man had two sons; and he went to the first, and said, Son, go, work to day in my vineyard; 20 and he answered and said, I will, sir; but he went not : 21 and he went to the second, and said in like manner; and he answered and said, I will not, but afterward he repented, and went: 22 which of the two did the will of his father? They say to him, The last. 23 Jesus saith to them, Verily I tell you, that the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you: 24 for, John came to you in the way of justification, neverthelessye believed him not; yet the publicans and the harlots believed him ; and ye, when ye had seen this, repented not afterward to believe in him. 25 Hear ye another parable : A certain householder planted a vineyard, and raised a fence round it, and dug a wine-vat in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went to another country: 26 and when the season of the fruit drew near, he sent

Is. v. 7.
Jer. ii. 21.
Mark, xii. 1.
Luke, xx. 16.

his servants to the husbandmen, to receive the fruits of it: 27 and the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. 28 Again, he sent other servants, more than the first: and they did to them in like Inarliler". 29 And last of all he sent to them his son, saying, They will respect my son : 30 but when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir ; come, let us kill him, and keep his inheritance: 31 and they took him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him. 32 When, therefore, the lord of the vineyard cometh, what will he do to those husbandmen 2 33 he will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render to him the fruits in their seasons. 34 Jesus saith to them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, “The stone which the build“ers rejected, the same is be“ come the head-stone of the “corner: this is the Lord's “doing, and it is marvellous “ in our eyes?” 35 wherefore I tell you, The kingdom of God will be taken

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Luke, xiv. 16.

from you, and given to a nation bringing forth its fruits: 36 and every one that falleth against that stone will be bruised; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 37 And when the chief priests and the Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them: 38 but, though they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they held him for a prophet.

CHAPTER XXII.

ND Jesus answered and spake to them again in parables, saying, 2 The kingdom of heaven is like a king, who made a marriage-feast for his son ; 3 and sent forth his servants to call them that had been invited, to the marriage : but they would not come. 4 Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them that are invited, Behold I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and fatlings are killed, and all things are ready : come to the marriage: 5 and they gave no attention, but went away, one to his farm, another to his merchandise; 6 and the rest took his servants, and treated them injuriously, and slew them.

7 But, when the king heard of it, he was wroth: and sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned their city. 8 Then he saith to his servants, The feast is ready, but they who were invited were not worthy of it : 9 go, therefore, into the byways, and as many as ye shall find, invite to the marriage: 10 and those servants went out into the by-ways, and brought together all they found, both bad and good; and the bride-chamber was filled with guests. 11 But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man who had not on a marriage-garment: 12 and he saith to him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having on a marriage-garment 2 and he was speechless: 13 then the king said to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and cast him into the outward darkness: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth: 14 for, many are called, but few are chosen. 15 Then the Pharisees went and took counsel how they might insnare him in his speech : 16 and they sent to him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth; and carest not for any one, for thou regardest not the person of men; 17 tell us, therefore, what thou

thinkest: Is it lawful for us to

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pay tribute to Cesar, or not? 18 But Jesus knowing their malice, said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? Shew me the tribute-money: and they brought to him a penny: 19 and he saith to them, Whose image and superscription is this 2 they say to him, Cesar's : 20 then saith he to them ; Render therefore to Cesar the dues of Cesar, and to God, those of God : 21 and when they had heard him, they marvelled, and left him, and went away. 22 The same day the Sadducees came to him, who say, that there is no resurrection ; and they asked him, 23 saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed to his brother: 24 now, there were with us seven brethren: and the first, having married, died ; and, having no issue, he left his wife to his brother: 25 in like manner, the second and the third also, unto the seventh :

26 and, last of all, the woman also died : 27 in the resurrection, therefore, of which of the seven will she be the wife? for they all had her. 28 Jesus answered and said to them, Ye err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God : 29 for, in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 30 But, concerning the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken to you by God, saying,

31 “I am the God of Abra- Exod. iii.6.

“ham, and the God of Isaac, “ and the God of Jacob?” He is not the God of the dead, but of the living : 32 and when the multitude heard him, they were astonished at his doctrine. 33 But, when the Pharisees heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they came together to him; 34 and one of them, who was a teacher of the law, questioned him, to try him, saying; 35 Master, which is the great commandment in the law Ż 36 and Jesus said to him,

“Thou shalt love the Lord Deut. vi. 3.

“thy God with all thy heart, “ and with all thy soul, and “with all thy might:”

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