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Of paying tribute. MATTHEW, The chief commandments

13 Then gaid the king to the ser-1 of Jacob? God is not the God of the vants, Bind him hand and foot, and dead, but of the living. take him away, and cast him into 33 And when the multitude outer darkness: there shall be weep- heard this, they were astonished at ing and gnashing of teeth.

his doctrine. 14 For many are called, but few 34 11 But when the Pharisees had are chosen.

heard that he had put the Sadda15 T Then went the Pharisees, cees to silence, they were gathered and took counsel how they might together. entangle him in his talk.

35 Then one of them which ras 16 And they sent out unto him a lawyer, asked him a question, their disciples, with the Herodians, tempting him, and saying, saying, Master, we know that thou 36 Master, which is the great art true, and teachest the way of commandment in the law? God in truth, neither carest thou for 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou any man: for thou regardest not shalt love the LORD thy God with the person of men.

all thy heart, and with all thy 17 Tell us therefore, What think- soul, and with all thy mind. est thou? Is it lawful to give 38 This is the first and grest tribute unto Cesar, or not?

commandment. 18 But Jesus perceived their 39 And the second is like orta wickedness, and said, Why tempt, Thou shalt love thy neighbou ye me, ye hypocrites?

as thyself. 19 Shew me the tribute-money. 40 On these two commandmess And they brought unto him a hang all the law and the prophets, penny.

41 While the Pharisees were 20And he saith unto them, gathered together, Jesus asked thes, Whose is this image, and super 42 Saying, What think he e scription ?

Christ? whose son is he? They 21 They say unto him, Cesar's. unto him, The son of David. Then saith he unto them, Render 43 He saith unto them, How tber therefore unto Cesar, the things doth David in spirit call him Lon which are Cesar's; and unto God, saying, the things that are God's.

44 The LORD said unto my Lord 22 When they had heard these Sit thou on my right hand, til words, they marvelled, and left him, make thine enemies thy footstond and went their way.

45 If David then call him Lac 23 | The same day came to him how is he his son ? the Sadducees, which say that there 46 And no man was able to is no resurrection, and asked him, answer him a word, neither dos 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, any man, from that day forth, sak If a man die, having no children, him any more questions, his brother shall marry his wife,

CHAP. XXII. and raise up seed unto his brother. Scribes and Pharisees reprored

25. Now, there were forsvith hus THEN pake Jesus to the mud he had married a wife, deceased ; 2 Saying, The scribes and the and having no issue, left his wife Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: unto his brother.

3 All therefore whatsoever they 26 Likewise the second also, and bid you observe, that observe as the third, unto the seventh. do: but do not ye after their works

27 And last of all the woman for they say, and do not. diod also.

4 For they bind heavy burders, 28 Therefore, in the resurrection, and grievous to be borne, and lay whose wife shall she be of the them on men's shoulders, but they seven ? for they all had her. themselves will not move them with

29 Jesus answered and said unto one of their fingers. them, Ye do err, not knowing the 5 But all their works they do scriptures, nor the power of God. for to be seen of men: they make

30 For in the resurrection they broad their phylacteries, and er neither marry, nor are given in large the borders of their gar marriage, but are as the angels of ments, God in heaven.

6 And love the uppermost rooms 31 But, as touching the resurrec- at feasts, and the chief seats in the tion of the dead, have ye not read synagogues, that which was spoken unto you 7 And greetings in the markets, by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, Rabbi.

and to be called of men, Rabbi. and the God of Isaac, and the God 20

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CHAP. XXIII.

the Pharisees or one is your Master, even Christ; 25 Wo unto you, scribes and und all ye are brethren.

Pharisees, hypocrites for ye make 9 And call no man your father clean the outside of the cup and of upon the earth: for one is your the platter, but within they are full Father which is in heaven.

of extortion and excess. 10 Neither be ye called masters: 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse for one

is your Master, even first that which is within the cup Christ.

and platter, that the outside of 11 But he that is greatest among them may be clean also. you, shall be your servant.

27 Wo unto you, scribes and 12 And whosoever shall exalt Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are himself, shall be abased ; and he like unto whited sepulchres, which that shall humble himself, shall be indeed appear beautiful outward, exalted.

but are within full of dead men's 13 | But wo unto you, scribes bones, and of all uncleanness. and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye 28 Even so ye also outwardly shut up the kingdom of heaven appear righteous unto men, but against men: for ye neither go in within ye are full of hypocrisy and yourselves, neither suffer ye them iniquity. that are entering, to go in.

29 Wo unto you, scribes and 14 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye de- build the tombs of the prophets, vour widows' houses, and for a and garnish the sepulchres of the pretence make long prayer : there- righteous, fore ye shall receive the greater 30 And say, If we had been damnation.

in the days of our fathers, we 15 Wo unto you, scribes and would not have been partakers Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye com- with them in the blood of the pass sea and land to make one prophets. proselyte; and when he is made, 31 Wherefore, ye be witnesses ye make him two-fold more the unto yourselves, that ye are the child of hell than yourselves. children of them which kiled the

16 Wo unto you, ye blind prophets. guides! which say, Whosoever 32 Fill ye up then the measure shall swear by the temple, it is of your fathers. nothing; but whosoever shall swear 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of by the gold of the temple, he is a vipers, how can ye escape the debtor.

damnation of hell ? 17 Ye fools, and blind! for 34 11 Wherefore, behold, I send whether is greater, the gold, unto you prophets, and wise men, or the temple that sanctifieth thé and scribes; and some of them ye

shall kill and crucify, and some of 18 And whosoever shall swear by them shall ye scourge in your synathe altar, it is nothing; but whoso- gogues, and persecute them from ever sweareth by the gift that is city to city : upon it, he is guilty;

35 That upon you may come all 19 Ye fools, and blind! for whe- the righteous blood shed upon the ther is greater, the gift, or the altar earth, from the blood of righteous that sanctitieth the gift?

Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias, 20 Whoso therefore shall swear son of Barachias, whom ye slow by the altar, sweareth by it, and between the temple and the by all things thereon.

altar. 21 And whoso shall swear by the 36 Verily, I say unto you, All tample, sweareth by it, and by him these things shall como upon this that dwelleth therein.

generation. 22 And he that shall swear by 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou heaven, sweareth by the throne that killest the prophets, and of God, and by him that sitteth stonest them which are sent unto thereon.

thee, how often would I have ga23 Wo unto you, scribes and thered thy children together, even Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay as a hen gathereth her chickens tithe of mint, and anise, and cum- under her wings, and ye would min, and have omitted the weigh- not! tier matters of the law, judgment, 38 Behold, your house is left mercy, and faith; these ought ye unto you desolate. to have done, and not to leave the 39 For I say unto you, Ye shal! other undone.

not see me henceforth, tíll ye shall 24 Ye blind guides, which strain say, Blessed is he that cometh in at & gnat, and swallow a camel. the name of the Lord.

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Destruction of Jerusalem MATTHEW, and the temple, foretold. CHAP. XXIV.

with child, and to them that give Destruction of the Temple

foretold. suck in those days!

20 But pray ye that your flight A Driedesus went out

, and died parted from the temple: and be not in the winter, neither on the his disciples came to him for to sabbath-day: shew him the buildings of the 21 For then shall be great tribetemple.

lation, such as was not since the 2 And Jesus said unto them, See beginning of the world to this time, ye not all these things ? verily, I no, nor ever shall be. say unto you, There shall not be 22 And except those days shonki left here one stone upon another, be shortened, there should no fesh that shall not be thrown down. be saved: but for the elect's sake

3 | And as he sat upon the mount those days shall be shortened. of Olives, the disciples came unto 23 Then if any man shall set him privately, saying, Tell us, unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or when shall these things be ? and there;

believe it not. what shall be the sign of thy co 24 For there shall arise fala ming, and of the end of the world? Christs, and false prophets, and

4 And Jesus answered and said shall shew great signs and wou unto them, Take heed that no man ders; insomuch that, if it care deceive you.

possible, they shall deceive the 5 For many shall come in my very elect. name, saying, I am Christ; and 25 Behold, I have told you be shall deceive many.

fore. 6 And ye shall hear of wars, and 26 Wherefore, if they shall say rumours of wars: see that ye be unto you, Behold, he is in the not troubled : for all these things desert; go not forth: behold, he is must come to pass, but the end is in the secret chan.bers ; believe i not yet.

not. 7 For nation shall rise against 27 For as the lightning cometh nation, and kingdom against king-out of the east, and shineth erea dom: and there shall be famines, unto the west; so shall also the and pestilences, and earthquakes coming of the Son of man be. in divers places.

28 For wheresoever the carcas 8 All these are the beginning of is, there will the eagles be gathered sorrows.

together. 9 Then shall they deliver you up 29 11 Immediately after the tributo be afficted, and shall kill you: lation of those days, shall the sua and ye shall be hạted of all nations be darkened, and the for my name's sake.

not give her light, and the stars 10 And then shall many be shall fall from heaven, and the offended, and shall betray one powers of the heavens shall be another, and shall hate one an- shaken: other.

30 And then shall appear the 11 And many false prophets shall sign of the Son of man in heaven: rise, and shall deceive many.

and then shall all the tribes of the 12 And because iniquity shall earth mourn, and they shall see the abound, the love of many shall Son of man coming in the clouds wax cold.

of heaven with power and great 13 But he that shall endure unto glory. the end, the same shall be saved. 31 And he shall send his angels

14 And this gospel of the king with a great sound of a trumpet, dom shall be preached in all the and they shall gather together his world, for a witness unto all na- elect from the four winds, from one tions; and then shall the end come. end of heaven to the other.

15 When ye, therefore, shall see 32 Now learn a parable of the the abomination of desolation, fig-tree; When his branch is yet spoken of by Daniel the prophet, tender, and putteth forth leaves, se stand in the holy place, (whoso know that summer is nigh: readeth, let him understand,

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall 16 Then let them which be in see all these things, know that it is Judea flee into the mountains: near, even at the doors.

17 Let him which is on the 34 Verily I say unto you, This house-top not come down to take generation shall not pass, till all any thing out of his house :

these things be fulfilled. 18 Neither let hin which is in 35 Heaven and earth shall pass the field return back to take his away, but my words shall not pass clothes.

away. 19 And wo unto them that are 36 | But of that day and hour

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Signs of Christ's coming. CHAP. XXV. Parable of the talents noweth no man, no, not the an 4 But the wise took oil in their gels of heaven, but my Father vessels with their lamps. only.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, 37 But as the days of Noe were, they all slumbered and slept. so shall also the coming of the Son 6 And at midnight there was a of man be.

cry made, Behold, the bridegroom 38 For as in the days that were cometh ; go ye out to meet him. before the flood, they were eating

7 Then all those virgins arose, and and drinking, marrying and giving trimmed their lamps. in marriage, until the day that Noe 8 And the foolish said unto the entered into the ark,

wise, Give us of your oil: for our 39 And knew not until the flood flamps are gone out. came, and took them all away: so 9 But the wise answered, saying, shall also the coming of the Son of Not so ; lest there be not enough man be.

for us and you: but go ye rather to 40 Then shall two be in the field; them that sell, and buy for yourthe one shall be taken, and the other selves. left.

10 And while they went to buy, 41 Two women shall be grind- the bridegroom came; and they ing at the mill; the one shall be that were ready, went in with him taken, and the other left.

to the marriage: and the door was 42 1 Watch therefore; for ye shut. know not what hour your Lord 11 Afterward came also the other doth come.

virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open 43 But know this, that if the good to us. man of the house had known in 12 But he answered and said, what watch the thief would come, Verily, I say unto you, I know you he would have watched, and would not. not have suffered his house to be 13 Watch therefore, for ye know broken up.

neither the day.nor the hour where44 Therefore be ye also ready: in the Son of man cometh. for in such an hour as ye think not, 14 i For the kingdom of heaven the Son of man cometh.

is as a man travelling into a far 45 Who then is a faithful and country, who called his own serwise servant, whom his lord hath vants, and delivered unto them his made ruler over his household, to goods: give them meat in due season ? 15 And unto one he gave five

46 Blessed is that servant, whom talents, to another two, and to anohis lord, when he cometh, shall find ther one; to every man according so doing.

to his several ability; and straight47 Verily, I say unto you, That way took his journey. he shall make him ruler over all his 16 Then he that had received the goods,

five talents, went and traded with 48 But and if that evil servant the same, and made them other five shall say in his heart, My lord de- talents. jayeth his coming ;

17 And likewise he that had re49 And shall begin to smite his ceived two, he also gained other fellow-scrvants, and to eat and two. drink with the drunken;

18 But he that had received one, 50 The lord of that servant shall went and digged in the earth, and come in a day when he looketh not hid his lord's money. for him, and in an hour that he is 19 After a long time the lord of not aware of,

those servants cometh, and reckon51 And shall cut him asunder, eth with them. and appoint him his portion with 20 And so he that had received five the hypocrites: there shall be weep- talents, came and brought other ing and gnashing of tecth.

five talents, saying, Lord,

thou deCHAP. XXV.

liveredst unto me five talents: beParable of the Ten Virgins, fc. hold, I have gained besides them THEN shall the kingdom of hea- five talents more. T

ven be likened unto ten vir 21 His lord said unto him, Well gins, which took their lamps, and done, thou good and faithful serwent forth to meet the bride- vant; thou hast been faithful over groom.

a few things, I will make thee ruler 2 And five of them were wise, over many things : enter thou into and five were foolish.

the joy of thy lord. 3 They that were foolish took 22 He also that had received their lamps, and took no oil with two talents came, and said, Lord, them:

thou deliveredst unto me two

ers, and then at my coming I should thee an hungered, or sick, or a Description of

MATTHEW, the final judgment talents : behold, I have gained two ger, and took thee in ? or naked other talents besides them.

and clothed thee? 23 His lord said unto him, Well 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or done, good and faithful servant; in prison, and came unto thee! thou hast been faithtul over a few 40 And the King shall answer things, I will make thee ruler over and say unto them, Verily, I 2 many things: enter thou into the unto you, Inasmuch as ye trave joy of thy lord.

done it unto one of the least & 24 Then he which had received these my brethren, ye have done the one talent came, and said, Lord, unto me. I knew thee that thou art a hard 41 Then shall he say also urte man, reaping where thou hast not them on the left hand, Depart frem sown, and gathering where thou me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire hast not strewed :

prepared for the devil and his ar 25 And I was afraid, and went gels: and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, 42 For I was an hungered, and there thou hast that is thine. ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty,

26 His lord answered and said and ye gave me no drink : unto him, Thou wicked and sloth 43 I was a stranger, and ye too ful servant, thou knewest that I me not in: naked, and ye cicthad reap wnere I sowed not, and ga- me not: sick, and in prison, and ye ther where I have not strewed : visited me not.

27 Thou oughtest therefore to 41 Then shall they also answer have put my money to the exchang- him, saying, Lord, when saw sa

or , or a have received mine own

, usury.

prison, and did not minister und 28 Take therefore the talent from thee? him, and give it unto him which 45 Then shall he answer them, hath ten talents.

saying, Verily, I say unto you, is, 29 For unto every one that hath asmuch as ye did it not to one di shall be given, and he shall have the least of these, ye did it not to abundance: but from him that hath me. not, shall be taken away even that 46 And these shall go away inta which he hath.

everlasting punishment: but the 30 And cast ye the unprofitable righteous into life eternal. servant into outer darkness: there

CHAP. XXVI. shall be weeping and gnashing of The Rulers conspire against teeth.

Christ. "A NOS it ca merito Wher de come in his glory, and all the holy sus had finished all these sasangels with him, then shall he sit ings, he said unto his disciples, upon the throne of his glory :

2 Ye know that after two days is 32 And before him shall be gather- the feast of the passover, and the ed all nations : and he shall separate Son of man is betrayed to be crucithem one from another, as a shep-fied. herd divideth his sheep from the 3 Then assembled together the goats:

chief priests, and the scribes, and 33 And he shall set the sheep on the elders of the people, unto the his right hand, but the goats on the palace of the high priest, who was left.

called Caiaphas, 34 Then shall the King say unto 4 And consulted that they might them on his right hand, Come, ye take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. blessed of my Father, inherit the 5 But they said, Not on the feastkingdom prepared for you from the day, lest there be an uproar among foundation of the world:

the people. 35 For I was an hungered, and 6'1 Now when Jesus was in ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, Bethany, in the house of Simon the and ye gave me drink:. I was a leper, stranger, and ye took me in :

7 There came unto him a woman 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: having an alabaster-box of very I was sick, and ye visited me: 1 precious ointment, and poured it on was in prison, and ye came unto his head as he sat at meat. me.

8 But when his disciples saw it, 37 Then shall the righteous an- they had indignation, saying, To ewer him, saying, Lord, when saw what purpose is this waste ? we thee an hungered, and fed thee? 9 For this ointment might have or thirsty, and gave thee drink? been sold for much, and given to 38 When saw we thee a stran- the poor.

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