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CHAP. XII.
my brother, that he divide the
inheritance with me.

14 And he said unto him,
Man, who made me a judge, or
a divider over you?

15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness : for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully:

17 And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits ?

18 And he said, This will I
do: I will pull down my barns,
and build greater; and there will
I bestów all my fruits, and my
goods.

19 And I will say to my soul,
Soul, thou hast much goods laid
up
for

many years; take thine
ease, eat, drink and be merry.

20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided?

21 So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

22 | And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body what ye shall put on.

23 The life is more than meat, and the body is morethan raiment.

24. Consider the ravens : for they neither sow, nor reap; which neither have store-house nor barn; and God feedeth them

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How much more are ye better
than the fowls?

25 And which of you with
taking thought, can add to his
stature one cubit?

26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

27 Consider the lilies how they grow : They toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you,

that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven : how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye

what

ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.

30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

31 q But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.

32 Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure. to give you the kingdom.

33 Sell that ye have, and give alms : provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens, that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth.

34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning ;

36 And ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord, when he will return from the wedding ; that, when he cometh

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and knocketh, they may open
unto him immediately.

37 Blessed are those servants,
whom the Lord when he com-
eth, shall find watching : verily
I say unto you, that he shall gird
himself, and make them to sit
down to meat, and will come
forth and serve them.

38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.

39 And this know, that if the goodman of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through.

40 Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not.

41 | Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all?

42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler overhis household,

to give them their portion of meat in due season?

43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.

44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.

45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming ; and shall begin to beat the men-servants and maidens, and to eat and drink and to be drunken ;

46 The Lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an

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hour, when he is not aware and
will cut him in sunder, and will
appoint him his portion with the
unbelievers.

47 And that servant, which
knew his lord's will, and pre-
pared not himself, neither did
according to his will shall be
beaten with many stripes

48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required : and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

49 | I am come to send fire on the earth, and what will I, if it be already kindled.

50 But I have a baptism to be baptised with, and how am I straite ned till it be accomplished!

51 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth ? I tell you, Nay ; but rather division.

52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.

53 The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father? the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother? the mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law,and the daughter-in-law against her mother-inlaw.

54 | And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower ; and so it is.

55 And when ye see the south

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56 re, hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, and of the earth; but how is it that

ye do not discern this time?

57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

58 | When thou goest with thine adversary to themagistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him ; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison.

59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

48. The Calamities of cer-
tain Galileans a warning to the
Jews.

C. XIII.
THERE were present at that
season some that told him of the
Galileans,whose blood Pilate had
mingled with their sacrifices.

2 And Jesus answering, said
unto them, Suppose ye that these
Galileans were sinners above all
the Galileans, because they suf-
fered such things ?

3 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?

5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

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