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Divisions for the gospel.

The fruitless fig-true. of him they will ask the gence that thou mayest be more.

delivered from him; lest he hale 49 I am come to send fire on thee to the judge, and the judge the earth; and what will I if it deliver thee to the officer, and be already kindled?

the officer cast thee into prison. 50 But I have a baptism to be 59 I tell thee, thou shalt not baptized with; and how am I depart thence, till thou hast paid straitened till it be accomplished! the very last mite. 51 Suppose ye that I am come

CHAP. XIII. to give peace on earth? I tell I Jesus teacheth repentance. you, Nay; but rather division: THERE were present at that

52 For from henceforth there I season some that told him shall be five in one house di- of the Galileans, whose blood vided, three, against two, and Pilate had mingled with their two against three.

sacrifices. 53 The father shall be divided 2 And Jesus answering said against the son, and the son unto them, Suppose ye that against the father; the mother these Galileans were sinners against the daughter, and the above all the Galileans, because daughter against the mother; they suffered such things? the mother-in-law against her 3 I tell you, Nay: but except daughter-in-law, and the daugh- ye repent, ye shall all likewise ter-in-law against her mother-in- perish. . law.

4 Or those eighteen, upon 54 And he said also to the whom the tower in Siloam fell, people, When ye see a cloud rise and slew them, think ye that out of the west, straightway ye they were sinners above all men say, There cometh a shower: that dwelt in Jerusalem? and so it is.

1" 5 I tell you, Nay: but except 55 And when ye see the ye repent, ye shall all likewise south wind blow, ye say, There perish. . will be heat: and it cometh to 6 He spake also this parable: pass.

A certain man had a fig-tree 56 Ye hypocrites ! ye can dis- planted in his vineyard; and he cern the face of the sky and of came and sought fruit thereon, the earth; but how is it that ye and found none. do not discern this time?

7 Then said he unto the 57 Yea, and why even of dresser of his vineyard, Behold, yourselves judge ye not what is these three years I come seeking right? ;

fruit on this fig-tree, and find 58 When thou goest with none: cut it down; why cumthine adversary to the magistrate, bereth it the ground? as thou art in the way, give dili- | - 8 And he answering said unto

The Infirm woman healed. CHAP. XIII.

The strait gate. him, Lord, let it alone this year 17 And when he had said also, till I shall dig about it, and these things, all his adversaries dung it:

were ashamed: and all the peo9 And if it bear fruit, well: ple rejoiced for all the glorious and if not, then after that thou things that were done by him. shalt cut it down. . . 18 | Then said he, Unto

10 q And he was teaching in what is the kingdom of God one of the synagogues on the like? and whereunto shall I resabbath:

semble it? 11 And, behold, there was 19 It is like a grain of mustarda woman which had a spirit of seed, which a man took, and cast infirmity eighteen years, and into his garden: and it grew, was bowed together, and could and waxed a great tree; and in no wise lift up herself. the fowls of the air lodged in

12 And when Jesus saw her, the brancheso of it. he called her to him, and said 20 And again he said, Whereunto her, Woman, thou art unto shall I liken the kingdom loosed from thy infirmity. of God?

13 And he laid his hands on 21 It is like leaven, which a her: and immediately she was woman took and hid in three made straight, and glorified measures of meal, till the whole God.

was leavened. 14 And the ruler of the syna- 22 And he went through gogue answered with indignation the cities and villages, teaching, because that Jesus had healed on and journeying towards Jeruthe sabbath-day, and said unto salem. the people, There are six days in 23 Then said one unto him, which men ought to work in Lord, are there' few that be them therefore come and be saved? And he said unto them, healed, and not on the sabbath- 24 Strive to enter in at the day.

strait gate: for many, I say unto 15 The Lord then answered you, will seek to enter in, and him, and said, Thou hypocrite! shall not be able. doth not each one of you on the 25 When once the master of sabbath loose his ox or his ass the house is risen up, and hath from the stall, and lead him shut to the door, and ye begin

to stand without, and to knock

at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, man, being a daughter of Abra open unto us; and he shall answer ham, whom Satan hath bound, and say unto you, I know you lo these eighteen years, be loosed not whence ye are; from this bond on the sabbath- 26 Then shall ye begin to day?

| say, We have eaten and drunk

away to watering is not this wo-atpen unto us; and h

Jerusalem lamented. :

LUKE, . Christ healeth, the dropsy. in thy presence, and thou hast | 35 Behold, your house is left taught in our streets. i unto you desolate: and verily I

27 But he shall say, I tell say unto you, Ye shall not see you, I know you not whence ye me, until the time come when are; depart from me, all ye ye shall say, Blessed is he that workers of iniquity. . . cometh in the name of the

28 There shall be weeping Lord... and gnashing of teeth, when ye

CHAP. XIV. shall see Abraham, and Isaac, Jesus teacheth humility. and Jacob, and all the prophets, AND it came to pass, as he in the kingdom of God, and A went into the house of one you yourselves thrust out. of the chief Pharisees to eat

29. And they shall come from bread on the sabbath-day, that the east, and from the west, and they watched him.” from the north, and from the 1 2 And, behold, there was a south, and shall sit down in the certain man before him which kingdom of God.

had the dropsy. 30 And, behold, there are last 3 And Jesus answering, spake which shall be first, and there unto the lawyers and Pharisees, are first which shall be last. saying, Is it lawful to heal on

31. The same day there the sabbath-day? .came certain of the Pharisees, 4 And they held their peace, saying unto him, Get thee out, And he took him, and healed and depart hence: for Herod will him, and let him go; kill thee.

5 And answered them, say32 And he said unto them, ing, Which of you shall have Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, I cast out devils, and I do cures and will not straightway pull to-day and to-morrow, and the him out on the sabbath-day? third day I shall be perfected. 6 And they could not answer

33 Nevertheless I must walk | him again to these things. * to-day, and to-morrow, and the 7 And he put forth a parable day following: for it cannot be to those which were bidden, that a prophet perish out of when he marked how they Jerusalem.

chose out the chief rooms; say34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, ing unto them, which killest the prophets, and 8 When thou art bidden of stonest them that are sent unto any man to a wedding, sit not thee; how often would I have down in the highest room; lest gathered thy children together, a more honourable man than as a hen doth gather her brood thou be bidden of him; under her wings, and ye would 9 And he that bade thee and not!

| him come and say to thee, Give

Hle teacheth humility. CHAP. Xiv. Parable of the marriage-supper. this man place; and thou begin that were bidden, Come; for with shame to take the lowest all things are now ready. room.

18 And they all with one 10 But when thou art bid consent began to make excuse. den, go and sit down in the The first said unto him, I have lowest room; that when he bought a piece of ground, and that bade thee cometh, he may I must needs go and see it: say unto thee, Friend, go up I pray thee have me excused. higher: then shalt thou have 19. And another said, I have worship in the presence of bought five yoke of oxen, and them that sit at meat with I go to prove them: I pray thee.

| thee have me excused. 11 For whosoever exalteth 20 And another said, I have himself shall be abased; and he married a wife, and therefore that humbleth himself shall be I cannot come. . exalted. .

21 So that servant came, 12 Then said he also to him and shewed his lord these that bade him, When thou things. Then the master of makest a dinner or a supper, the house, being angry, said to call not thy friends, nor thy his servant, Go out quickly brethren, neither thy kinsmen into the streets and lanes of the nor thy rich neighbours; lest city, and bring in hither the they also bid thee again, and poor, and the maimed, and the a recompence be made thee. halt, and the

13 But when thou makest. 22 And th: servant said, à feast, call the poor, the Lord, it is done as thou hast maimed, the lame, the blind; commanded, and yet there is

14 And thou shalt be blessed; room. for they cannot recompense 23 And the lord said unto thee: for thou shalt be recom- the servant, Go out into the pensed at the resurrection of highways and hedges, and the just. . .

compel them to come in, that 15 And when one of them my house may be filled. that sat at meat with him 24 For I say unto you, That heard these things, he said none of those men which were unto him, Blessed is he that bidden shall taste of my supper. shall eat bread in the kingdom 25 And there went great of God.

multitudes with him: and he 16 Then said he unto him, turned and said unto them, A certain man made a great. 26 If any man come to ine, supper, and bade many: and hate not his father, and

17 And sent his servant at mother, and wife, and children, supper time to say to them and brethren, and sisters, yea,

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Of forsaking all for Christ. LUKI, Of the ten pieces of silver. and his own life also, he can

CHAP. XV. not be my disciple. . Parable of the lost sheep, &c.

27 And whosoever doth not THEN drew near unto him bear his cross, and come 1 all the publicans and sinafter me, cannot be my dis- ners, for to hear him. ciple.

2 And the Pharisees and 28 For which of you in- scribes murmured, saying, This tending to build a tower, sitteth man receiveth sinners, and not down first and countetheateth with them. the cost, whether he have suf .3 And he spake this parable ficient to finish it?

unto them, saying, 29 Lest haply, after he 4 What man of you, having hath laid the foundation, and an hundred sheep, if he lose is not able to finish it, all one of them, doth not leave that behold it begin to mock the ninety and nine in the him,

wilderness, and go after that 30 Saying, This man began which is lost, until he find to build, and was not able to it? ; finish.

15 And when he hath found 31 Or what king, going to it, he layeth it on his shoulmake war against another ders, rejoicing. king, sitteth not down first, 6 And when he cometh and consulteth whether he be home, he calleth together his able with ten thousand to | friends and neighbours, saying meet him that cometh against unto them, Rejoice with me; him with twenty thousand ? I for I have found my sheep

32 Or else, while the other which was lost. is yet a great way off, he send 7 I say unto you, that likeeth an ambassage, and desireth wise joy shall be in heaven conditions of peace.

over one sinner that repenteth, 33 So likewise, whosoever more than over ninety and he be of you that forsaketh not nine just persons which need all that he hath, he cannot be no repentance. my disciple. .

8 Either what woman hay34 Salt is good ; but if ing ten pieces of silver, if she the salt haye lost his savour, lose one piece, doth not light wherewith shall it be sea- a candle, and sweep the house, soned ?

and seek diligently till she 35 It is neither fit for the find it? land, nor yet for the dunghill ; 9 And when she hath found but men cast it out. He that it, she calleth her friends and hath ears to hear, let him her neighbours together, sayhear.

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