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37 this is the great and first commandment: 38 and the second is equal to it, “Thou shalt love thy neigh“bour as thyself:” 39 on these two commandments, the whole law and the prophets depend. 40 And while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, saying, 41 What thinkye of the Christ? whose son is he they say to him, David's : 42 he saith to them, How then doth David, in spirit, call him Lord 7 43 saying, “The Lord said “to my Lord, Sit thou on my “right hand, till I make thine “enemies thy footstool?” 44 if, then, David calleth him Lord, how is he his son? 45 and no one was able to answer him a word : neither did any one dare, from that day, to question him any more.


THEN Jesus spake to the multitude, and to his disciples, saying, 2 The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: 3 all, therefore, that they bid you, do and observe : but do not according to their deeds; for they say, but do not: 4 for they bind up burdens, heavy, and hard to be borne,

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their frontlets, and enlarge their fringes: 6 and love the first places at . feasts, and the first seats in the synagogues; 7 and salutations in the market-places, and to be called Rabbi by men. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi; for one only is your Master, and all ye are brethren : 9 and call no one your father on the earth: for one only is your Father, who is in heaven: 10 neither be ye called leaders: for one only is your Leader, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant: 12 and whoever of you exalteth himself, shall be abased ; but whosoever humbleth himself, shall be exalted. 13 And wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye lock up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye yourselves go not in, neither do ye suffer those who come to enter, to go in. 14 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye go round sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is

become such, ye make him just such another child of hell as yourselves. 15 Wo to you, ye blind guides, who say, Whoever sweareth by the temple, it is nothing; but, whoever sweareth by the gold of the temple, is bound ! 16 Ye fools and blind: for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold 2 17 And, Whoever sweareth by the altar, it is nothing; but whoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, is bound. 18 Ye fools and blind : for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift 2 19 Whoso, therefore, sweareth by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all the things that are upon it: 20 and whoso sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him who dwelleth in it: 21 and whoso sweareth by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him who sitteth upon it. 22 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and omit the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ye ought to do, yet not leave the others undone. 23 Ye blind guides, who strain

off a gnat, but drink down a camel. o

24 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites' for ye

cleanse the outside of the cup Luke, xi. 39.

and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and injustice: 25 thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and the platter, that its outside may be clean also. 26 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like whitened sepulchres, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful, but within are full of dead men's bones, and all uncleanness: 27 so, ye also appear just, outwardly to men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 28 Wo to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and adorn the sepulchres of the just; 29 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets: 30 so that ye bear witness to yourselves, that ye are the children of those who killed the

prophets; and ye will fill up 1 Thess.ii.10.

the measure of your fathers. 31 Ye serpents, offsprings of

vipers, how can ye escape the condemnation of hell?

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32 Wherefore, behold, I will send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye will kill and crucify: and some of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and persecute from city to city:

33 that upon you may come all the just blood shed on the earth, from the blood of just Abel to the blood of Zachariah, son of Barachiah, whom ye will slay between the sanctuary and the altar:

34 verily I tell you, all these things will come on this generation.


ND as Jesus went out and was departing from the temple, his disciples came to him, to point out to him the buildings of the temple: 2 but he answered and said to them, See ye not all these things? verily I tell you, Not one stone will be left here upon another, that will not be thrown down. 3 And as he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when will these things be? and what will be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world ! 4 And Jesus answered and said to them, See that no one deceive you ;

5 for many will come, in my name, saying, that I am the Christ; and will deceive many: 6 and ye will presently hear of wars, and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled, for these things must come to pass; but the end is not yet: 7 for, nation will still rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom ; and there will be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places: 8 but, all these are only the beginning of sorrows. 9 Then will they deliver you up to affliction, and will kill you: and ye will be hated by all nations for my name's sake: 10 and then will many be caused to stumble; and they will betray one another, and hate one another. 11 And many false prophets will arise, and deceive many: 12 and because iniquity will abound, the love of the many will grow cold : 13 but, he that patiently endureth to the end, will be saved: 14 and this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the earth, for a testimony to all the nations; and then will the end come. 15 When, therefore, ye see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (let him who readeth it attend :)

Mark, xiii. 6.
Luke, xxi. 8.

Dan. ix. 27.

16 then, let them who are in Judea flee to the borders: 17 let not him who is on the housetop, come down to take the things out of his house; 18 neither let him who is in the field, turn back to take his garment: 19 but, wo to them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days' 20 and pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, nor on the sabbath day; 21 for then will be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world to this time, nor ever will be : 22 and, unless those days were shortened, no flesh could be saved; but, for the chosen's sake, those days will be shortened. 23 Then, if any one shall say to you, Lo, Christ is here, or there ; believe him not: 24 for, false Christs and false prophets will arise, and shew great signs and wonders; so as to deceive, if it were possible, even the chosen : 25 behold, I have told you before. 26 If, therefore, they say to you, Lo, he is in the desert; go not forth : Lo, he is in the secret chambers; believe them not : 27 for, as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth

even to the west ; so will the coming of the Son of man be: 28 wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29 And immediately after the tribulation of those days, the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken : 30 and then will appear the sign, of the Son of man in heaven. 31 And then will all the tribes of the earth wail, when they shall see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory : 32 and he will send his angels with a loud sound of a trumpet, and they will gather his chosen from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 33 And learn ye a parable from the fig-tree; when its branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is near: 34 so likewise ye, when ye see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors: 35 verily I tell you, This generation will not pass away, till all these things are fulfilled : 36 heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.

Luke, xvii.37.

1 Thess. iv. 16.

c. xxiii. 34.

Luke, xii. 35.

37 But, of that day and hour no one knoweth, not the angels of heaven, neither can know, but my Father only. 38 For, as were the days of Noah, so also will be the coming of the Son of man : 39 for, as in those days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark; 40 and knew not, until the flood came which took them all way; so also will be the coming of the Son of man : 41 then will two men be in the field; the one will be taken, and the other left: 42 two women will be grinding at the mill; the one will be taken, and the other left. 43 Watch, therefore: for ye know not in what day your Lord cometh: 44 but this ye know, that if the master of the house knew in what watch the thief would come, he would watch, and would not suffer his house to be broken into : 45 wherefore, be ye also ready ; for, in an hour that ye think not, the Son of man cometh. 46 Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his lord setteth over his household, to give them their food in due season 2

47 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing :

48 verily I tell you, that he will set him over all his goods.

49 But, if the evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

50 and shall begin to smite his fellow-servants, and eat and drink with the drunken;

51 the lord of that servant will come in a day in which he expecteth him not, and in an hour which he knoweth not;

52 and will cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth !


HEN will the kingdom of heaven be like ten virgins, who took their lamps, and went out to meet the bridegroom : 2 and five of them were wise, but five were foolish; 3 for the foolish took their lamps, but took no oil with them : 4 but the wise took oil in their vessels, along with their lamps : 5 and because the bridegroom delayed, they all slumbered and slept : 6 But, at midnight was a cry,

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