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hate one another. And many false when the time of the fruit drew prophets shall rise, and shall deceive near, he sent his servants to the many. And because iniquity shall husbandmen, that they might reabound, the love of many shall wax ceive the fruits of it. And the huscold. But he that shall endure unto bandmen took his servants, and beat the end, the same shall be saved. one, and killed another, and stoned And this gospel of the kingdom shall another. Again he sent other serbe preached in all the world, for a vants more than the first: and they witness unto all nations ; and then did unto them likewise. But last of shall the end come. When ye there- all, he sent unto them his son, sayfore shall see the abomination of ing, They will reverence my son. desolation, spoken of by Daniel the But when the husbandmen saw the prophet, stand in the holy place, son, they said among themselves, (whoso readeth let him understand,) This is the heir; come, let us kill then let thein which be in Judea flee him, and let us seize on his inheriinto the mountains: let him which is tance. And they caught him, and on the house top not come down to cast him out of the vineyard, and take any thing out of his house: slew him. When the Lord thereneither let him which is in the field fore of the vineyard cometh, what return back to take his clothes. will he do unto those husbandmen ? And woe unto them that are with 'They say unto him, He will miserchild, and to them that give suck, inably destroy those wicked men, and those days ! But pray ye that your will let out his vineyard unto other flight be not in the winter, neither on husbandmen, which shall render the sabbath-day: for then shall be him the fruits in their seasons. Jegreat tribulation, such as was not sus saith unto them, Did ye never since the beginning of the world to read in the scriptures, The stone this time, no, nor ever shall be. And which the builders rejected, the except those days should be short- same is become the head of the corened, there should no flesh be saved: ner: this is the Lord's doing, and it but for the elect's sake those days is marvellous in our eyes? Thereshall be shortened. Then if fore say 1 unto you, The kingdom man shall say unto you, Lo, here is of God shall be taken from you, Christ, or there ; believe it not. and given to a nation bringing forth For there shall arise false Christs, the fruits thereof. And whosoand false prophets, and shall show ever shall fall on this stone shall great signs and wonders ; insomuch, be broken ; but on whomsoever it that, if it were possible, they shall shall fall, it will grind him to powdeceive the very elect. Behold | der. have told you before. Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he | 23: 1. Then spake Jesus to the is in the desert; go not forth: be- multitude, and to his disciples, sayhold, he is in the secret chambers; ing, The scribes and the Pharisees believe it not. For as the lightning sit in Moses' seat : all therefore cometh out of the east, and shineth whatsoever they bid you observe, even unto the west ; so shall also that observe and do ; but do not ye the coming of the Son of man be. after their works: for they say, and For wheresoever the carcass is, do not. For they bind heavy burthere will the eagles be gathered to dens, and grievous to be borne, and gether.

lay them on men's shoulders ; but

they themselves will not move them II. Christ's last public Discourse; with one of their fingers. But all

Conviction and Condemnation of their works they do for to be seen the Scribes and Pharisees.

of men: they make broad their phy

lacteries, and enlarge the borders of Mat. 21: 33. Hear another par- their garments, and love the upperable. There was a certain house- most rooms at feasts, and the chief holder, which planted a vineyard, seats in the synagogues, and greetand hedged it round about, and dig- ings in the markets, and to be called ged a wine-press in it, and built a of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not tower, and let it out to husbandmen, ye called Rabbi : for one is your and went into a far country: and Master, even Christ; and all ye are

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brethren. And call no man your , and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, father upon the earth: for one is cleanse first that wbich is within the your Father, which is in heaven. cup and platter, that the outside of Neither be ye called masters: for them may be clean also. Woe unone is your Master, even Christ. to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypoBut he that is greatest among you crites ! for ye are like unto whited shall be your servant. And whoso- sepulchres, which indeed appear ever shall exalt himself shall be beautiful outward, but are within abased ; and he that shall humble full of dead men's bones, and of all himself shall be exalted.

uncleanness. Even so ye also out

wardly appear righteous unto men, | But woe unto you, scribes and but within ye are full of hypocrisy Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye shut and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes up the kingdom of heaven against and Pharisees, hypocrites ! because men : for ye neither go in your- ye build the tombs of the prophets, selves, neither suffer ye them that and garnish the sepulchres of the are entering to go in. Woe unto righteous, and say, If we had been you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo- in the days of our fathers, we would crites! for ye devour widows' houses, not have been partakers with them and for a pretence make long in the blood of the prophets. prayer : therefore ye shall receive Wherefore ye be witnesses unto the greater damnation. Woe unto yourselves that ye are the children you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo- of them which killed the prophets. crites ! for ye compass sea and land Fill ye up then the measure of your to make one proselyte: and when fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation he is made, ye make him two-fold of vipers, how can ye escape the more the child of hell than your damnation of hell ? Wherefore, beselves. Woe unto you, ye blind hold, I send unto you prophets, and guides, which say, Whosoever shall wise men, and scribes;

and some swear by the temple, it is nothing ; of them ye shall kill and crucify; but whosoever shall swear by the and some of them shall ye scourge gold of the temple, he is a debtor ! in your synagogues, and persecute Ye fools, and blind ! for whether is them from city to city: that upon greater the gold, or the temple that you may come all the righteous sanctifieth the gold ? And, Who- blood shed upon the earth, from the soever shall swear by the altar, it is blood of righteous Abel- unto the nothing; but whosoever sweareth blood of Zacharias, son of Baraby the gift that is upon it, he is chias, whom ye slew between the guilty. Ye fools, and blind ! for temple and the altar. Verily I say whether is greater, the gift, or the unto you, All these things shall come altar that sanctifieth the gift? Who- upon this generation. Ở Jerusalem, so therefore shall swear by the Jerusalem, thou that killest the proaltar, sweareth by it, and by all phets, and stonest them which are things thereon. And whoso shall sent unto thee, how often would I swear by the temple, sweareth by have gathered thy children together, it, and by him that dwelleth therein. even as a hen gathereth her chickAnd be that shall swear by heaven, ens under her wings, and ye would sweareth by the throne of God, and not ! Behold, your house is left by him that sitteth thereon.

unto you desolate. For I say unto unto you, scribes and Pharisees, you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, hypocrites ! for ye pay tithe of mint, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that and anise, and cummin, and have cometh in the name of the Lord. omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith : III. Conspiracy against Christ. these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye Mat. 21: 45. When the chief blind guides, which strain at a gnat, priests and Pharisees had heard his and swallow a camel. Woe unto parables, they perceived that he you, scribes and Pharisees, hypo- spake of them. crites ! for ye make clean the out- 22: 15. Then went the Pharisees side of the cup and of the platter, and took counsel how they might enbut within they are full of extortion | tangle him in his talk.—23. The same

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day came unto him the Sadducees, this passover with you before I sufwhich say there is no resurrection. fer. For I say unto you, I will not

34. When the Pharisees heard ! any more eat ihereof, until it be fulthat he had put the Sailducees to filled in the kingdom of God. - 24. silence, they were gathered together. And there was also a strile among

26: 3. Then assembled together them, which of them should be acthe chief priests and the scribes and counted the greatest. And he said the elders of the people unto the unto them, The kings of the Genpalace of the high priest, who was tiles exercise lordship over them; called Caiaphas, and consulted that and they that exercise authority upthey might take Jesus by subtilty on them are called benefactors. But and kill him.

ye shall not be so: but he that is LUKE 22: 2. Anıl the chief priests greatest among you, let him be as and scribes sought how they might the younger; and he that is chief, as kill him, for they feared the people. he that doth serve. For whether is Then entered Satan into Judas, sur- greater, he that sitteth at meat, or named Iscariot, being of the num- he that serveth? is not be that sitteth ber of the twelve. And he went at meat? but I am among you as he his way and communed with the that serveth. chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And 1 John 13: 4. He riseth from supthey were glad, and covenanted to per, and laid aside bis garments, give him money; and he promised and took a towel, and girded himand sought opportunity to betray self. After that he poureth water him unto them in the absence of the into a basin, and began to wash his multitude.

disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon

Peter: and Peter said unto him, § 4. THE LAST Passover. Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Je

sus answered and said unto him, Mat. 26: 17. Now, the first day | What I do thou knowest not now; of the feast of unleavened bread, but thou shalt know hereafter. Pethe disciples came to Jesus, saying ter saith unto him, Thou shalt never unto him, Where wilt thou that we wash my feet. Jesus answered him, prepare for thee to eat the pass- If I wash thee not, thou hast no

part with me. Simon Peter saith LUKE 22; 8. And he sent Peter unto him, Lord, not my feet only, and John saying, Go and prepare but also iny hands and my head. us the passover that we may eat. Jesus saith to him, He that is washAnd they said unto him, Where ed needeth not, save to wash his wilt thou that we prepare ? And | feet, but is clean every whit: and ye he said unto them, Behold, when are clean, but not all. For he knew ye are entered into the city, there who should betray bim; therefore shall a man meet you bearing a said he, Ye are not all clean. So, pitcher of water : follow him into after he had washed their feet, and the house where he entereth in. had taken his garments, and was And ye shall say unto the good man set down again, he said unto them, of the house (My time is at hand ; Know ye what I have done to I will keep the passover at thy you! Ye call me Master and Lord; honse with my disciples, Mat. 1.) and ye say well; for so I am. If I where is the guest chamber, where then, your Lord and Master, have I shall eat the passover with my washed your feet, ye ought also to disciples ? And he shall show you wash one another's feet. For I a large upper room furnished: there have given you an example, that ye make ready. And they went and should do as I have done to you. found as he had said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, The and they made ready the passover. servant is not greater than his lord; - 14. And when the hour was come, neither he that is sent greater than he sat down and the twelve apostles he that sent him. If ye know these with him. And he said unto them, things, happy are ye if ye do them, With desire, I have desired to eat I speak not of you all; I know whom

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DISCIPLES.

I have chosen; but, that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth 5. CHRIST'S LAST HOUR WITH HIS bread with me bath lifted up his heel against me.

Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come John 13: 31. Therefore when he to pass, ye may believe that I am was gone out, Jesus said, Now is he. — 21. When Jesis had thus the Son of man glorified, and God said, he was troubled in spirit, aud is glorified in him.

If God be glotestified, and said, Verily, verily, I rified in him, God shall also glorify say unto you, that one of you shall himin himself, and shall straightway betray me.

glority bim. Little children, yet a Mat. 26: 22. And they were ex

little while I am with you. Ye shall ceeding sorrowful, and began every seek me: and, as I said unto the one of them to say unto hiin, Lord, Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot is it I? And he answered and said, come; so now I say io you. A new He that dippeth his hand with me in commandment I give unto you, the dish, the same shall betray me. That ye love one another; as I The son of man goeth as it is writ- have loved you, that ye also love ten of him: but woe unto that man one another. By this shall all men by whom the Son of man is betray- know that ye are iny disciples, if ye eil! it had been good for that inan if have love one to another. Simon he had not been born.

Peter said unto bim, Lord, whither John 13: 22. Then the disciples goest thou? Jesus answered him, looked one on another, doubting of Whither I go, thou canst not follow whom he spake. Now there was me now; but thou shalt follow me leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his afterwards. Peter said unto hiin, disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Lord, why cannot I follow thee Peter therefore beckoned to him, now? I will lay down my life for that he should ask who it should be thy sake. Jesus answered him, of whom he spake. He then, lying Wilt thou lay down thy life for my on Jesus' breast, saith unto him, sake? Verily, verily, I say unto Lord, who is it? Jesus answered, thee, the cock shall not crow, till He it is to whom I shall give a soli,

thou hast denied me thrice. when I have dipped it. And when 14: 1. Let not your heart be he bad dipped the sop, he gave it to troubled: ye believe in God, believe Juilas Iscariot, the son of Simon. also in me. In my Father's house

John 13: 27. And after the sop are many mansions: if it were not Satan entered into him. Then said so, I would have told you. I go to Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do prepare a place for you. And if quickly. Now no man at the table I go and prepare a place for you, I knew for what intent be spake this will come again and receive you unto him. For some of them, thought, unto myself; that where I am, there because Judas had the bag, that Je- ye may be also. And whither I go bus had said unto him, Buy those ye know, and the way ye know. things that we have need of against Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we the feast; or, that he should give know not whither thou goest; and something to the poor.

how can we know the way? Jesus Mat. 26: 25. T'hen Judas which saith unto him, I am the way, and betrayed him answered, and said, the truth, and the life: no man comMaster, is it I? He said unto him, eth unto the Father, but my me. If Thou hast said.

ye had known me, you should have John 18: 30. He then, having known my Father also: and from received the sop, went immediately henceforth ye know him, and bave out; and it was night.

seen bim. Philip saith unto him,

Lord, show us the Father, and it (For the Institution of the Lord's sufficcth us. Jesus saith unto him, Supper, See Church Ordinances, Have I been so long time with you,

and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me, hath seen the Father; and how_sayest thou tben, Show us the Father? Believest thou not that I am in the

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Father, and the Father in me? the be afraid. Ye have heard how I words that I speak unto you, I speak said unto you, I go away, and come not of myself: but the Father that again unto you. If ye loved me, ye dwelleth in me, he doeth the works. would rejoice, because I said, I go

unto the Father: for my father is | Believe me that I am in the Fa- greater than I. And now I have ther, and the Father in me: or else told you before it come to pass, that believe me for the very works' sake. when it is come to pass, ye night Verily, verily, I say into you, He believe. Hereafter I will not talk that believeth on me, the works that much with you: for the prince of I do shall he io also; and greater this world cometh, and hath nothing works than these shall he do; be- in me.

But that the world may cause I go unto my Father. And know that I love the Father; and as whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, the Father gave me commandment, that will I do, that the Father may

so I do.

Arise, let us go be glorified in the Son. If ye shall hence. ask any thing in my name, I will do it. If ye love me, keep my com

15: 1. I am the true vine, and mandments. And I will pray my Father is the husbandman. Eythe Father, and he shall give you ery branch in me that beareth not another Comforter, that he may fruit he taketh away; and every abide with you forever; even the branch that beareth fruit he purgeth Spirit of truth: whom the world it, that it may bring forth more fruit. cannot receive, because it seeth him Now ye are clean through the word not, neither knoweth him: but ye which I have spoken unto you. know him; for he dwelleth with you, | Abide in me, and I in you. As the and shall be in you. I will not leave branch cannot bear fruit of itself, you comfortless: I will come to you. except it abide in the vine; no more Yet a little while, and the world can ye, except ye abide in me. I seeth me no more; but ye see me: am the vine, ye are the branches: because I live, ye shall live also. he that abideth in me, and I in him, At that day ye shall know that I am the same bringeth forth much fruit; in my Father, anıl ye in me, and I for without me ye can do nothing. in you. He that baih my command- If a man abide not in me, he is cast ments, and keepeth them, he it is forth as a branch, and is withered ; that loveth me: and he that loveth and men gather them, and cast them me, shall be loved of my Father, into the fire, and they are burned. and I will love hin, and will mani- | If ye abide in me,

words fest mysell to him. Judas saith un- abide in you, ye shall ask what ye to him, (not Iscariot,) Lord, how is will, and it shall be done unto you. it that thou wilt manifest thyself un- Herein is my Father glorified, that to us, and not unto the worlil? Je- ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be sus answered and said unto him, If | my disciples. As the Father hath a man love me, he will keep my loved me, so have I loved you: conwords: and my Father will love tinue ye in my love. If ye keep my him, and we will come unto him, commandments, ye shall abide in my and make our abode with him. He love ; even as I have kept my Fathat loveth ine not, keepeth not iny ther's commandments, and abide in sayings: and the word which ye his love: These things have I spohear is not mine, but the Father's ken unto you, that my joy might rewhich sent me. These things have main in you, and that your joy might I spoken unto you, being yet pres- be full. This is my commandment, ent with you. But the Comforter, That ye love one another, as I have which is the Holy Ghost, whom the loved you. Greater love hath no Father will send in my name, he man than this, that a nian lay down shall teach you all things, and boring his life for his friends. Ye are my all things to your remembrance, friends, if ye do whatsoever I comwhatsoever I have said unto you. mand you. Henceforth I call you Peace I leave with you, my peace not servants; for the servant knowI give unto you: not as the world eth not what his lord doeth: but I giveth, give I unto you. Let not have called you friends ; for all your heart be troubled, neither let it I things that I have heard of my Fa

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