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«Verily I tell you, if ye have And coming to the other, he faith, and doubt not, ye shall said in like manner. And he not only do what hath been answering, said, 'I go, Sir;' and done to the fig-tree, but even if went not. 31 Which of the ye shall say to this mountain, two did the will of his father?" •Be thou removed, and be thou They said to him, “The first." east into the sea,' it shall be Jesus said to them, “Verily I done. 22 And all things what tell you, that the publicans and soever ye shall ask in prayer, the harlots lead the way


you believing, ye shall receive." into the kingdom of God. S2

23 And when he was come For John came to you in the into the temple, the chief priests way of righteousness, and ye and the elders of the people believed him not: but the pubsame to him, as he was teach- licans and the harlots believed ing, and said, “ By what autho him. And ye, although ye saw rity dost thou these things? | it, did not change your minds and who gave thee this autho- afterwards, so to believe rity ?" 27 And Jesus answer- him. ing, said to them, “I also will 33 « Hear another parable: ask you one thing; which ye A man, who was a householder, tell me, I also will tell you by planted a vineyard, and put a what authority I do these things. hedge about it, and digged a 25 Whence was the baptism winepress in it, and built a towby John ? from heaven, or er, and let it out to husband. from men ?" And they reason- men, and went into another ed with themselves, saying, “If country. 34 And when the we say, “From heaven, he season of the fruit drew near, will say to us,

• Why then did he sent his servants to the husye not believe him ?' 26 But if bandmen, to receive his fruits. we say, 'From men,' we fear 35 And the husbandmen took the people : for all account his servants, and beat one and John as a prophet.” 27 And killed another, and cast stones they answering Jesus, said, “We at another. 36 Again he sent know not.” He also said to other servants more respectathem, “ Neither do I tell you ble than the first, and they by what authority I do these treated them in like manner. things.

37 “ But last of all, he sent 28 “But what think ye of to them his son, saying, They this ? A man had two sons; and will reverence my son. 38 But coming to the first, he said, the husbandmen seeing the son, "Son, go work to-day in [my] said among themselves, This vineyard,' 29 and he answering, is the heir; come, let us kill him, said I will not, but afterwards, and seize on his inheritance. changing his mind, he went. 30/39 So taking him, they cast.

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* See Luke XX. 4, and the note there.

him out of the vineyard, and my dinner; mine oxen and fatkilled him. 40 When there-lings are killed and all things are fore, the owner of the vineyard ready; come to the marriage.' 5 cometh, what will he do to those But they made light of it, and husbandmen ?"_41 They an went away, one to his farm, and swered him, “ He will wretch- another to his merchandise: 6 edly destroy those wretches, and the rest, seizing his servants, and will let out the vineyard to abused and killed them. other husbandmen, who will 7" But the king hearing this, render him the fruits in their was enraged; and sent his arseasons."

mies, and destroyed those mur42 Jesus said to them, “ Have derers, and burnt their city. 8 ye never read in the scriptures, Then he said to his servants, • The stone which the builders. The marriage-feast is ready, rejected, is become the head but those who were invited were stone of the corner. This is not worthy. 9 Go therefore the Lord's doing, and is it won into the cross roads, and all derful in our eyes ?' 43 There- that ye find, invite to the marfore I tell you, The kingdom riage.' 10 So those servants of God shall be taken from you, went out into the high ways, and given to a people bringing and gathered together all, as forth its proper fruits. 44 [And many as they found, both bad whosoever falleth on this stone and good; and the marriage. will be broken by it : but on feast was filled with guests. 11 whomsoever it shall fall, it will Now the king coming in to see crush him to pieces.]”. the guests, he saw there a man

45 And the chief priests and who had not on a wedding-garPharisees hearing his parables, ment; 12 and said to him, they perceived that he spake Friend, how camest thou hiof them. 46 But though they ther, not having a wedding-garsought to apprehend him, they ment?' And he was speechless. feared the multitudes, because 13 Then said the king to the they accounted him as a pro- servants, Bind him, hand and phet.

foot, and (take him away, and] CH. XXII. 1 Upon this, Je- put him forth into the outer sus spake to them again in darkness: there will be weepparables, saying, 2 “ The ing and gnashing of teeth.' 14 kingdom of heaven is like a For many are called, but few king, who made a marriage- chosen." feast for his son; 3 and sent his 15 THEN the Pharisees reservants to call those who were tired, and took counsel how they invited to the marriage-feast; might insnare him in discourse. but they would not come. 4 16 And they sent to him their Again he sent other servants, disciples, with the Heròdians, saying, “Tell those that are in- saying, “ Teacher, we know that vited, Behold, I have prepared thou art true, and teachest the

way of God in truth, and carest riage ; but are as the angels (of for no one: for thou regardest God,] in heaven. not the person of men. 17 Tell 31“ But concerning the reus, therefore, what thinkest surrection of the dead, Have ye thou? Is it lawful to give tri- not read that which God spake bute to Cesar, or not?” 18 But to you, saying, 'I am the God Jesus perceiving their mali- of Abraham, and the God of ciousness, said, “Hypocrites! Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' Why do ye try me? 19 Show God is not a God of the dead, me the tribute-money." And but of the living." 33 And the they brought to him a denarius. multitudes hearing this, were 20 And he said to them, amazed at his doctrine. * Whose is this image and in 34 BUT the Pharisees, on scription ?" 21 They said to hearing that he had silenced the him “ Cesar's.” Then said he to Sadducees, flocked about him. them, “ Render therefore the 35 Then one of them, a teachthings of Cesar, to Cesar; and er of the law, asked him a ques. the things of God, to God.” 22 tion, trying him, and saying, And hearing this, they wonder- 36 “ Master, which is the great ed; and leaving him, they went commandment in the law ?" 37 away.

And Jesus said to him, “ Thou 23 On that day, the Saddu- shalt love the Lord thy God cees came to him, who say that with all thy heart, and with all there is no resurrection; and thy soul, and with all thy mind.' asked him, saying, “ Teacher, 38 This is the first and great Moses hath commanded, If a commandment. 29 And the man die, having no children, his second is like it; Thou shalt brother shall marry his wife, love thy neighbour as thyself.? and raise up offspring to his 40 On these two commandbrother. 25 Now there were ments depend all the law and

seven brethren: and the prophets.” the first having married, died : 41 NOW while the Phari. and, having no offspring, left sees were gathered together, his wife to his brother. 26 In Jesus asked them, 42 saying, like manner the second also, " What think ye of Christ? and the third, to the seven. 27 whose son is he?" They anAnd last of all, the woman died swered, “David's." 43 He said also. 28 At the resurrection, to them, “ How then doth Datherefore, whose wife will she vid, by the spirit, call him Lord, be of the seven ? for they all saying, 44 • Jehovah said to my had her.” 29 Then Jesus an- Lord, Sit thou on my right swering, said to them, “ Ye err, hand, till I make thine enemies not knowing the scriptures, nor thy footstool PP 45 If David then the power of God. 30 For in call him Lord, how is he his the resurrection, they neither son ?" 46 And no one was able marry, nor are given in mar. I to answer him a word ; nor durst

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any one from that day question greater damnation. 14 Alas for him any more.

you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypoCh. XXIII. 1 THEN Jesus crites!] for ye shut up the kingspake to the multitudes, and to dom of heaven against men : for his disciples, 2 saying, “The ye neither enter in yourselves, nor Scribes and Pharisees sit in the suffer those that are entering in seat of Moses, 3 all things to enter. 15 Alas for

you, therefore, whatsoever they com- Scribes and Pharisees, hypomand you [to observe], observe crites! for ye traverse sea and and do; but do not according land to make one proselyte; to their works: for they say, and when he becometh such, ye and do not. 4 For they bind make him twofold more a son of heavy burdens, [and hard to be Gehenna than yourselves. borne,] and lay them on the 16 “ Alas for you, ye blind shoulders of men : but they guides! who say, ( Whosoever themselves will not move them shall swear by the temple, it is with their own finger. 5 And nothing; but whosoever shall all their works they do in order swear by the gold of the temto be seen by men; and they ple, he is bound by his oath.' make broad their phylacteries, 17 Ye fools, and blind! for and enlarge the borders (of their which is greater; the gold, or garments], and love the chief the temple which sanctifieth place at feasts, and the chief the gold? 18 And, "Whososeats in the synagogues, 7 and ever shall swear by the altar, salutations in the market-places, it is nothing: but whosoever and to be called by men, Rabbi, shall swear by the gift that is [Rabbi]. 8 But be not ye called upon it, he is bound by his Rabbi : for one is your Leader; oath. 19 Ye [fools, and] blind! and all ye are brethren. 9 And for which is greater; the gift

, call not any man your Father or the altar which sanctifieth upon earth : for one is your Fa- the gift ? 20 He therefore who ther, even he that is in heaven. sweareth by the altar, sweareth 10 Nor be ye called Leaders : by it, and by all things thereon. for one is your Leader, even | 21 And he who sweareth by the Christ. 11 But he that is the temple, sweareth by it and greatest among you, shall be by Him who dwelleth therein. your servant. 12 And whosoever 22 And he who sweareth by shall exalt himself, shall be heaven, sweareth by the throne humbled; and whosoever shall of God, and by Him who sitteth humble himself, shall be ex- thereon. alted.

23 “ Alas for you, Scribes and 13 “But alas for you, Scribes Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye and Pharisees, hypocrites ! [for pay tithes of mint and anise ye devour widows' houses, and for and cummin, and omit the a pretence, make long prayers : weightier matters of the law, therefore ye shall receive the l justice, and humanity, and fi

delity: now these things oughts and wise men, and scribes : and ye to have done, and not to some of them ye will kill and leave the other undone. 24 Ye crucify: and some of them ye blind guides, who strain out a will scourge in your synagnat, and swallow a camel !

gogues, and persecute from city 25 “Alas for you, scribes and to city: 35 so that upon you Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye will come all the righteous make clean the outside of the blood shed upon the earth, cup and of the dish ; but within from the blood of righteous they are filled by rapine and Abel, unto the blood of Zachainjustice. 26 Thou blind Pha- riah, son of Barachiah, whom ye risee, first make clean the in- slew between the temple and side of the cup [and the dish]; the altar. 36 Verily I tell you, and then their outside also will that all these things shall come be clean.

upon this generation. 27 “ Alas for you, scribes and 37 O JERUSALEM! JerusaPharisees, hypocrites ! for ye lem ! that killest the prophets, l'esemble whited tombs, which and stonest those that are sent outwardly indeed appear beau- unto thee, how often would I tiful, but within are full of have gathered thy children todead men's bones, and of all un- gether, as a hen gathereth her cleanness. 28 In like manner chickens under her wings; but ye also, outwardly, appear right-ye would not! 38 Behold, your eous unto men, but within are habitation shall be left by you full of hypocrisy and iniquity. desolate.* 39 For I tell

you, 29*“ Alas for you, scribes and Ye shall not see me hereafter, Pharisees, hypocrites ! because until ye shall say, “ Blessed be ye build the tombs of the pro- he that cometh in the name of phets, and adorn the monuments the Lord.” of the righteous; 30 and say, ' If Ch. XXIV. 1 AND Jesus, we had lived in the days of our on going out, departed from the

we would not have been temple : and his disciples came partakers with them in the to show him the buildings of blood of the prophets.' 31 the temple. 2 And Jesus said Wherefore ye bear witness to to them, “ See ye [not] all yourselves, that ye are the sons these things ? Verily I tell you, of those who slew the prophets. There will not be left here, one 32 Fill ye up therefore the mea- stone upon another, which will sure of your fathers. 33 Ye ser- not be thrown down." pents! ye brood of vipers! how 3 And as he was sitting on can ye escape the punishment of the mount of Olives, the disciGehenna ? * 34 Wherefore, be- ples came to him, privately, hold, I send to you prophets, saying, “ Tell us, when will


* Gr. 6 your house is left to you desolate."

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