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The strait gate.


Christ teaches humility. daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killbound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed est the prophets, and stonest them that from this bond on the sabbath-day? are sent unto thee; how often would I

17 And when he had said these things, have gathered thy children together, as a all his adversaries were ashamed: and all ben doth gather her brood under her wings, the people rejoiced for all the glorious and ye would not! things that were done by him.

35 Behold, your house is left unto you 13 Then said he, Unto what is the desolate. And verily, I say unto you, Ye kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall shall not see me, until the time come when I resemble it?

ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in 19 It is like a grain of mustard-seed, the name of the Lord. which a man took, and cast into his gar

CHAP. XIV. and the fowls of the aire lodged in the AND it came to pass, as he went into

the house of one of the chief Pba. branches of it.

risees to eat bread on the sabbath-day, 20 And again he said, Whereunto shall that they watched him. I liken the kingdom of God?

2 And behold, there was a certain man 21 It is like leaven, wbich a woman before him which had the dropsy. took and hid in three measures of meal, 3 And Jesus answering, spake unto the till the whole was leavened.

lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it law22 And he went through the cities and ful to heal on the sabbath-day? villages, teaching, and journeying toward 4 And they held their peace. And he Jerusalem.

took him, and healed him, and let him go: + 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, are 5 And answered them, saying, Which

there few that be saved? And he said of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen into unto them,

a pit, and will not straightway pull him 24 | Strive to enter in at the strait out on the sabbath-day? gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek 6 And they could not answer him again to enter in, and shall not be able. to these things.

25 When once the Master of the house 7 [ And he put forth a parable to those js risen up, and hath shut to the door, and which were bidden, when he marked how ye begin to stand without, and to knock at they chose out the chief rooms; saying the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto unto them, us; and he shall answer and say unto you, 8 When thou art bidden of any man to I know you not whence ye are :

a wedding, sit not down in the highest 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have room, lest a more honourable man than eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou be hidden of him; thou hast taught in our streets.

9 And he that bade thee and him come 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know and say to thee, Give this man place; and you not whence ye are; depart from me, thou begin with shame to take the lowest all ye workers of iniquity.

23 There shall be weeping and gnashing 10 But when thou art bidden, go and of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and sit down in the lowest room; that when he Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in that bade thee cometh, he may say unto the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thrust out.

thou have worship in the presence of them 29 And they shall come from the east, that sit at meat with thee. and from the west, and from the north, 11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall and from the south, and shall sit down in be abased, and he that humbleth himself the kingdom of God.

shall be exalted. 30 And behold, there are last, which 12 | Then said he also to him that bade shall be first; and there are first, which him, When thou makest a dinner or a supshall be last.

per, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, 31 T The same day there came certain neither thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighof the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get bours; lesi they also bid thee again, anà a thee out, and depart hence; for Herod recompense be made thee. will kill thee.

13 But when thou makest a feast, call 32 And he said unto them, Go ye and the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind; tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and 14 And thou shalt be blessed: for they I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the cannot recompence thee: for thou shalt be third day I shall be perfected.

recompensed at the resurrection of the just. 33 Nevertheless, I must walk to-day 15 | And when one of them that sat at and to-morrow, and the day following: meat with him heard these things, he said for it cannot be that a prophet perish out unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread of Jerusalein.

in the kingdom of God.


Who cannot be Christ's disciples. CHAP. XV.

The prodigal son. 16 Then said he unto him, A certain for the dungbill; but men cast it out. He man made a great supper, and bade many: that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 17 And sent his servant at supper-time,

CHAP. XV. to say to them that were bidden, Come, THEN drew near unto him all the pubfor all things are now ready.

licans and sinners for to hear him. 18 And they all with one consent began

2 And the Pharisees and scribes mur. to make excuse. The first said unto him, mured, saying, This man receiveth sinI have bought a piece of ground, and I ners, and eateth wiih them. must needs go and see it: I pray thee 3 | And he spake this parable unto have me excused.

them, saying, 19 And another said, I have bought five 4 What man of you having a hundred yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them : I sheep, is he lose one of them, doth not pray thee have me excused.

leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, 20 And another said, I have married a and go after that which is lost, until he wife: and therefore I cannot come.

find it? 21 So that servant came, and shewed 5 And when he hath found it, he layeth his lord these things. Then the master of it on his shoulders, rejoicing. the house being angry, said to his servant, 6 And when he cometh home, he callGo out quickly into the streets and lanes of eth together his friends and neighbours, the city, and bring in hither the poor, and saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. have found my sheep which was lost.

22 And the servant said, Lord, it is done ? I say unto you, that likewise joy shall as thou hast commanded, and yet there is be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, room.

more than over ninety and nine just per23 And the lord said unto the servant, sons which need no repentance. Go out into the highways and hedges, and 8 | Either what woman having ten compel them to come in, that my house pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth may be filled.

not light a candle, and sweep the house, 24 For I say unto you, that none of and seek diligently till she find it? those men which were bidden, shall taste 9 And when she hath found it, she callof my supper:

eth her friends and her neighbours together, 25 | And there went great multitudes saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found with him : and he turned, and said unto the piece which I had lost. them,

10 Likewise, I say unto you, There is 26 Ifany man come to me, and hate not joy in the presence of the angels of God his father, and mother, and wife, and chil-over one sinner that repenteth. dren, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and 11 | And he said, A certain man had his own life also, he cannot be my disciple. two sons :

27 And whosoever doth not bear his 12 And the younger of them said to his cross, and come after me, cannot be my father, Father, give me the portion of disciple.

goods that falleth to me. And he divided 28 For which of you intending to build unto them his living: a tower, sitteth not down first, and count- 13 And not many days after, the

younger eth the cost, whether he have sufficient to son gathered all together, and took his finish it?

journey into a far country, and there 29 Lest haply after he hath laid the wasted his substance with riotous living. foundation, and is not able to finish it, all 14 And when he had spent all, there that behold it begin to mock him, arose a mighty famine in that land; and

30 Saying, This man began to build, he began to be in want. and was not able to finish.

15 And he went and joined himself to a 31 Or what king going to make war citizen of that country, and he sent him against another king, sitteth not down first, into his fields to feed swine. and consulteth whether he be able with 16 And he would fain have filled his ten thousand to meet him that cometh belly with the husks that the swine did against him with twenty thousand? eat; and no man gave unto him.

32 Or else, while the other is yet a 17 And wben he came to himself, he great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, said, How many hired servants of my faand desireth conditions of peace. ther's have bread enough and to spare, and

33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you I perish with hunger! that forsaketh not all that he hath, he can- 18 I will arise and go to my father, and not be my disciple.

will say unto him, Father, I have sinned 34 T Salt is good: but if the salt have against heaven, and before thee, lost his savour, wherewith shall it be sea- 19 And am no more worthy to be called soned?

thy son: make me as one of thy hired 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet/servants.

Of the unjust steward.


The Pharisees reproved. 20 And he arose, and came to his father, and sit down quickly, and write fisty. But when he was yet a great way off, his 7 Then said he to another, And how father saw him, and had compassion, and much owest thou? And he said, A hunran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. dred measures of wheat. And he said un

21 And the son said unto him, Father, to him, Take thy bill, and write four-score. I have sinned against Heaven, and in thy 8 And the lord commended the unjust sight, and am no more worthy to be called steward, because he had done wisely: for thy son.

the children of this world are in their gen22 But the father said to his servants, eration wiser than the children of light. Bring forth the best robe, and put it on 9 And I say unto you, Make to yourhim; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes selves friends of the mammon of unrighton his feet:

eousness; that when ye fail, they may re23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and ceive you into everlasting habitations. kill it ; and let us eat, and be merry : 10 He that is faithful in that which is

24 For this my son was dead, and is least, is faithful also in much; and he that alive again; he was lost, and is found. is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much. And they began to be merry.

11 Is therefore ye have not been faith25 Now his elder son was in the field : ful in the unrighteous mammon, who will and as he came and drew nigh to the house, commit to your trust the true riches? he heard music and dancing:

12 And if ye bave not been faithful in 26 And he called one of the servants that which is another man's, who shallgire and asked what these things meant. you that which is your own?

27 And he said unto him, Thy brother 13 | No servant can serve two masters: is come; and thy father hath killed the for either he will hate the one, and love fatted calf, because he hath received him the other; or else he will hold to the one, safe and sound.

and despise the other. Ye cannot serre 28 And he was angry, and would not God and mammon. go in; therefore came his father out, and 14 And the Pharisees also, who were entreated him

covetous, heard all these things, and they 29 And he answering, said to his father, derided him. Lo, these many years do I serve thee, nei- 15 And he said unto them, Ye are they ther transgressed I at any time thy com- which justify yourselves before men; but mandment; and yet thou never gavest me God knoweth your hearts : for that which a kid, that I might make merry with my is highly esteemed among men, is abonnifriends :

nation in the sight of God. 30 But as soon as this thy son was come, 16 The law and the prophets were until which hath devoured thy living with har- John: since that time the kingdom of God lots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. is preached, and everyman presseth into it.

31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth ever with me; and all that I have is thine. to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail. 2

32 It was meet that we should make mer- 18 Whosoever putteth away his wile, ry, and be glad : for this thy brother was and marrieth another, committeth adultery; dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and and whosoever marrieth her that is putaway is found.

from her husband, committeth adultery. CHAP. XVI.

19 | There was a certain rich man, Nd he said also unto his disciples, which was clothed in purple and fine linen had a steward ; and the same was accused 20 And there was a certain beggar named unto him that he had wasted his goods. Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full

2 And he called him, and said unto of sores, him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give 21 And desiring to be sed with thecrumbs an account of thy stewardship: for thou which fell from the rich man's table: moremayest be no longer steward.

lover, the dogs came and licked his sores. 3 Then the steward said within him-i 22 And it came to pass, that the beggar self, What shall I do? for my lord taketh died, and was carried by the angels into away from me the stewardship: I cannot Abraham's bosom. The rich man also dig; to beg I am ashamed.

died, and was buried : 4 I am resolved what to do, that when 23 And in hell he lifted up his eyes, beI am put out of the stewardship, they may ing in torments, and seeth Abraham atar receive me into their houses.

off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 5 So he called every one of his lord's 24 And he cried, and said, Father debtors unto him, and said unto the first, Abraham, have mercy on me, and send How much owest thou unto my lord? Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his

6 And he said, A hundred measures of finger in water, and cool my tongue : for I oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, am tormen!ed in this filame.


Of forgiving trespasses. CHAP. XVII. The manner of Christ's coming.

25 But Abraham said, Son, remember 11 And it came to pass, as he went to that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy Jerusalem, that he passed through the good things, and likewise Lazarus evil midst of Samaria and Galilee. things: but now he is comforted, and thou 12 And as he entered into a certain art tormented.

village, there met him ten men that were 26 And besides all this, between us and lepers, which stood atar off: you there is a great gulf fixed: so that 13 And they lifted up their voices, and they which would pass from hence to you, said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. cannot; neither can they pass to us, that 14 And when he saw them, he said unto would come from thence.

them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. 27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, And it came to pass, that, as they went, father, that thou wouldest send bin to my they were cleansed. father's house :

15 And one of them, when he saw that 28 For I have five brethren; that he he was healed, turned back, and with a may testify unto them, lest they also come loud voice glorified God, into this place of torment.

16 And fell down on his face at his feet, 29 Abraham saith unto him, They have giving him thanks: andlie wasa Samaritan. Moses and the prophets; let then hear 17 And Jesus answering, said, Were them.

there not ten cleansed? but where are the 30 And he said, Nay, father Abraham : nine? but if one went unto them from the dead, 18 There are not found that returned to they will repent.

give glory to God, save this stranger. 31 And he said unto him, If they hear 19° And he said unto him, Arise, go thy not Moses and the prophets, neither will way: thy faith hath made thee whole. they be persuaded, though one rose from 20 T And when he was demanded of the dead.

the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God CHAP. XVII.

should come, he answered them and said, NHEN said he unto the disciples, It is The kingdom of God cometh not with

impossible but that offences will observation. come : but wo unto him through whom 21 Neither shall they say, Lo here ! or, they come!

Lothere! for behold, the kingdom of God 2 It were better for him that a millstone is within you. were hanged about his neck, and he cast 22 And he said unto the disciples, The into the sea, than that he should offend one days will come, when ye shall desire to of these little ones.

see one of the days of the Son of man, 3 | Take heed to yourselves : If thy and ye shall not see it. brother trespass against thce, rebuke him ; 23 And they shall say to you, See here! and if he repent, forgive him.

or, See there! go not after them, nor follow 4 And if he trespass against thee seven thein. times in a day, and seven times in a day 24 For as the lightning that lighteneth turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou out of the one part under heaven, shineth shalt forgive him.

unto the other part under beaven; so shall 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, also the Son of man be in his day. Increase our faith.

25 But first must he suffer many things, 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as and be rejected of this generation. a grain of mustard-seed, ye might say unto 26 And as it was in the days of Noe, this sycamine-tree, Be thou plucked up by so shall it be also in the days of the Son the root, and be thou planted in the sea ; of man. and it should obey you.

27 They did eat, they drank, they mar* But which of you having a servant ried wives, they were given in marriage, ploughing, or feeding cattle, will say unto until the day that Noe entered into ihe him by and by, when he is come from ark, and the flood came, and destroyed the field, Go and sit down to meat? thein all.

8 And will not rather say unto him, Make 28 Likewise also as it was in the days ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thy- of Lot: they did eat, they drank, they self, and serve me, till I have eaten and bought, they sold, they planted, they drunken; and afterward thou shalt eat and builded; drink?

29 But the same day that Lot went out 9 Doth he thank that servant, because of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone he did the things that were commanded from heaven, and destroyed them all : him? I trow not.

30 Even thus shall it be in the day when 10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have the Son of man is revealed. done all those things which are command- 31 In that day, he which shall be upon ed you, say, We are unprofitable servants : the house-top, and his stuff in the house, we have done that which was our duty to do. let him not come down to take it away



The Pharisee and publican. S. LUKE. Children brought to Christ. and he that is in the field, let him likewise his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. not return back.

16 But Jesus called them unto him, and 32 Remember Lot's wife.

said, Suffer little children to come unto 33 Whosoever shall seek to save his me, and forbid them not: for of such is the lise, shall lose it; and whosoever shall kingdom of God. lose his life, shall preserve it.

17 Verily, I say unto you, Whosoever 34 I tell you, in that night there shall be shall not receive the kingdom of God as a two men in one bed; the one shall be little child, shall in no wise enter therein. taken, and the other shall be left.

18 And a certain ruler asked him, say35 Two women shall be grinding toge-ing, Good Master, what shall I do to inther; the one shall be taken, and the other herit eternal life? left.

19 And Jesus said unto him, Why call. 36 Two men shall be in the field; the. est thou me good? none is good, save one, one shall be taken, and the other left. that is God.

37 And they answered and said unto 20 Thou knowest the commandments, him, Where, Lord? And he said unto them, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do Wheresoever the body is, thither will the not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour eagles be gathered together.

thy father and thy mother. CHAP. XVIII.

21 And he said, All these have I kept ND he spake a parable unto them to from my youth up:

22 Now, when Jesus beard these things, Pray, and not to faint ;

he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute which feared not God, neither regarded unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure

in heaven: and come, follow me. 3 And there was a widow in that city ; 23 And when he heard this, he was very and she came unto him, saying, Avenge sorrowful: for he was very rich. me of mine adversary.

24 And when Jesus saw that he was very 4 And he would not for a while: but af- sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they terward he said within himself, Though I that have riches enter into the kingdom of fear not God, nor regard man;

God! 5 Yet, because this widow troubleth me, 25 For it is easier for a camel to go I will avenge her, lest by her continual through a needle's eye, than for a rich coming she weary me.

man to enter into the kingdom of God. 6 And the Lord said, Hear what the 26 And they that heard it, said, Who unjust judge saith.

then can be saved? 7 And shall not God avenge his own 27 And he said, The things which are elect, which cry day and night unto him, impossible with men,are possible with God. though he bear long with them?

28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left 8 I tell you that he will avenge them all, and followed thee. speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of 29 And he said unto them, Verily, I say mancometh, shall he find faith on the earth? unto you, There is no man that hath left

9 And he spake this parable unto cer- house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or tain which trusted in themselves that they children, for the kingdom of God's sake, were righteous, and despised others : 30 Who shall not receive manifold more 10 Two

wo men went up into the temple in this present time, and in the world to to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other come life everlasting. a publican.

31 | Then he took unto him the twelve, 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus and said unto them, Behold, we go up to with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am Jerusalem, and all things that are written not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, by the prophets concerning the Son of man adulterers, or even as this publican. shall be accomplished.

12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes 32 For he shall be delivered unto the of all that I possess.

Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spite13 And the publican, standing afar off, fully entreated, and spitted on; would not lift up so much as his eyes unto 33 And they shall scourge him, and put heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, him to death: and the third day he shall God be merciful to me a sinner.

rise again, 14 I tell you, this man went down to his 34 And they understood none of these house justified rather than the other: for things: and this saying was hid from them, every one that exalteth himself shall be neither knew they the things which were abased; and he that humbleth himself spoken. shall be exalted.

35 T And it came to pass, that as he was 15 And they brought unto him also in- come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind fants, that he would touch them: but when man sat by the way-side begging;

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