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40 And Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought unto him : and when he was come near, he asked him,

41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee ? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.

42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.

43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God. .

CHAP. XIX. i The publican Zaccheus. 11 The ten pieces of money. 28

Christ rideth into Jerusalem, 41 weepeth over it, 45 and purgeth the temple. AND Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

2 And, behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was ; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree, to see hiin : for he was to pass that way.

5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said unto him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.

6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

8 And Zaccheus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor ; and if I have taken any thing from any mau by false accusation, I restore hin four-fold.

9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

11 And as they heard these things, he added and spake a-parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because

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they thought that the kingdom of God should iminediately appear. ! 12. He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. ! 14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

..17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin : · 21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man : thou takedst up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

22 And he saith ymto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow : · 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) 26 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath


shall be given ; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. . . . .

27 But those mine enemies, which would not that I slıould reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

28 | And when he had thus spoken, he went before, asa ceiding up to Jerusalem.

29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Beths phage and Bethany, at the mount called The mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you ; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied whereot yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. "..

31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

35 And they brought him to Jesus : and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they sat Jesus thereon. .

36 And as they went, they spread their clothes in the way.

37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord : Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest,

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out. · 41 | And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, 42 Saying, if thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this A a 3


thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. i 43' For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, i

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within tisee ; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another ; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

45 I And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; -46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer : but ye have made it a den of thieves. , 47 And he taught daily in the temple. . But the chief priests and the scribes, and the chief of the people, sought to destroy him, 7:48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear him.

... CHAP. XX. 1 Christ avoucheth : his authority. 9 The parable of the

vineyard. -19 Of giving tribute to Cæsar. 27 Of the

resurrection. ; AND it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he et taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him, with the eldurs, . .

2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us, By what authority doest thou these things or who is he that gave thee this authority? . .

. 3 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing, and answer me:

4 The Baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men ?

5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

6 But and if we say, Of men ; all the people will stone us : for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

. 7 And 7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

99. Then began he to speak to the people this parable ; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbarid men, and went into a far 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 entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.

12 And again he sent a third : and they wounded him also, and cast him out.

13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him..

14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be our's. . . . ?

15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do uuto them?

26 He shall come and destroy those husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid.'. · 17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner ?

18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

19 And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour I sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people : for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them,

20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold

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