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18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do te inherit eternal life?

19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good save one, that is, God.

20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

22 Now, when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing; sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

23 And when he heard this he was vory sorrowful: for he was very rich.

24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the king-I dom of God.

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29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

so Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets

36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.

38 And he cried, saying, Jesus,thou son of David, have mercy on me.

39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou son of David, have mercy on me.

40 And Jesus stood, and com manded him to be brought unto him and when he was come near, he asked him,

41 Saying, What wilt thou that shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.

42 And Jesus said unto him, Re ceive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.

43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorify ing God: and all the people, when they saw it, gaye praise unto God.


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18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19 And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. 20 And another came,saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin :

21 For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man; thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee,

any man by false accusation, I re-thou wicked servant. Thou knewstore him four-fold. est that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury?

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that bath ten pounds.

up into a sycamore-tree to see him; for he was to pass that way.

5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.

8 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

8 And Zaccheus stood, and said unto the Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from

9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

11 ¶ And, as they heard these things, he added, and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

12 He said, therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

14. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.


16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.

17 And he said unto him, Well,

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52 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

33 And, as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. S6 And, as he went, they spread

their clothes in the way.

45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;

46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves. 47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests, and the scribes, and the chief of the people, sought to destroy him;

48 And could not find what they might do for all the people were very attentive to hear him. CHAP. XX.

Christ avoucheth his authority, &c. AND it came to pass, that on of those as taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel,the chiefpriests

37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the

mount of Olives, the whole multi-and the scribes came upon him, with
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joice and praise God with a loud
voice for all the mighty works that
they had seen;

38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord; peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you, that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

the elders,

2 And spake unto him, saying, Tell us by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority?

3 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me:

4 The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?.

5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then believed ye him not?

6 But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

7 And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was.

8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

9 Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.

10 And at the season he sent a serto the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty.

11 And again he sent another ser

41 ¶ And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.

43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children with-vant in thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

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vant: and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty.

12 And again, he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast him out.

15 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence him when they see him.

14 But when the husbandmen saw him,they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.

15 So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What, therefore, shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them?

16 He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said,God forbid.

17 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?

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18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone,shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will griud him to powder.


19 ¶ And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

34 And Jesus, answering, said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage: 35 But they which shall be account edworthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage:

20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men,that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.

36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

21 And they asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest thou the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly;

22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Cesar, or no?

23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?

28 Saying,Master, Moses wrote unto us,Ifany man's brother die,having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

29 There were, therefore, seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children.

30 And the second took her to wife, and he died childless.

31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died

82 Last of all the woman died also, 33 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife of them is she? for se ven had her to wife.

37 Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

38 For he is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.

39 Then certain of the scribes, answering, said, Master, thou hast well said

40 And after that, they durst not ask him any question at all.

41 And he said unto them, How say they that Christ is David's son?

42 And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 43 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

44 David, therefore, calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

45¶ Then, in the audience of all the people, he said unto his disciples, 46 Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts;


Christ commenaeth the poor widow.
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A rich men casting their gifts into

the treasury.

14 Settle it, therefore, in your

47 Which devour widows' houses, a testimony. and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater dam-hearts, not to meditate before what nation. ye shall answer:

15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay



2 And he saw also a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites.

3 And he said, Of a truth I say unto you, That this poor widow hath cast in more than they all:

9 But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified of for these things must first come to pass, but the end is not by and by.



10 Then said he unto them, Na tion shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom:

11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines,and pes tilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.s

12 But before all these they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

13 And it shall turn to you for

7 And they asked him, saying, Master, but when shall these things be? and what sign will there be when these things shall come to pass?

8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceived: for many shali come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and the time draweth near: go ye not, therefore, after them.

16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

18 But there shall not a hair of your head perish. FC

19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

20 And when ye shall see Jerus salem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is


4 For all these have of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all the living that she had.

5 ¶ And as some spake of the temple, how it was adorned with goodly stones and gifts, he said,

6 As for these things which yenigh. behold, the days will come, in the which there shall not be left one stone upon another that shall not be thrown down.

21 Then let them which are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let them which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.

22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.

23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.

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