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of giving offences, Chap. xviii. and forgiving others. ye
shall not enter into the king- 11 For the Son of man is dom of heaven.
come to save that which was 4 Whosoever, therefore, lost. shall humble himself as this 12 How think ye? If a man little child, the same is the have an hundred sheep, and greatest in the kingdom of one of them be gone astray, heaven.
doth he not leave the ninety 5 And whoso shall receive and nine, and goeth into the one such little child in my mountains, and seeketh that name, receiveth me.
which is gone astray? 6 But whoso shalli offend 13 And if so be that he find one of these little ones which it, verily I say unto you, He believe in me, it were better rejoiceth more of that sheep, for him that a millstone were than of the ninety and nine hanged about his neck, and which went not astray. that he were drowned in the
14 Even so, it is not the depth of the sea.
will of your Father which is 7 4 Wo unto the world be- in heaven, that one of these cause of offences ! for it must little ones should perish. needs be that offences come; 15 4 Moreover, if thy brobut wo to that man by whom ther shall trespass against the offence cometh !
and tell him his fault 8 Wherefore, if thy hand or between thee and him alone ; thy foot offend thee, b cut them if he shall hear thee, thou hast off, and cast them from thee; it gained thy brother. is better for thee to enter into 16 But if he will not hear life halt c or maimed, rather thee, then take with thee one than having two hands, or two or two more, that in the mouth feet, to be cast into everlasting of two or three witnesses every fire.
word may be established. 9 And if thine
offend 17 And if he shall neglect thee, pluck it out, and cast it to hear them, tell it unto the from thee; it is better for thee church; but if he neglect to to enter into life with one eye, hear the church, let him be unrather than having two eyes to thee as an heathen mand to be cast into hell-fire. and a publican. e
10 Take heed that ye des. 18 Verily I say unto you, pise not one of these little Whatsoever ye shall bind f on say
d Heathen, a Pagan or idolator. in heaven their angels do al
e Publican, a Roman tax-gatherer. ways behold the face of my
of Ye sball bind, ye shall loose, &c. Father which is in heaven.
Whatever you shall determine upon b Offend thee, occasion thee to sin. earth agreeable to my directions, shall Halt, lame.
Þe approved and confirmed by God in heaven.
ones ; for I
The merciless servant S. Matthew. and merciful master. earth shall be bound in heaven; 217 Then the Lord of that and whatsoever ye shall loose servant was moved with comon earth shall be loosed in passion, and loosed him, and heaven.
forgave him the debt. 19 Again I say
28 But the same servant That if two of
agree went out, and found one of his on earth as touching & any fellow-servants which owed thing that they shall ask, it him an hundred pence;i and shall be done for them of my he laid hands on him, and took Father which is in heaven. him by the throat, saying, Pay
20 For where two or three me that thou owest. are gathered together in my 29 And his fellow-servant name, there am I in the midst fell down at his feet, and be. of them.
sought him, saying, Have pa21 4 Then came Peter to tience with me, and I will pay him, and said, Lord, how oft thee all. shall my brother sin against 30 And he would not; but me, and I forgive him ? till went and east him into prison seven times ?
till he should
the debt. 22 Jesus saith unto him, I 31 So when his fellow-sersay not unto thee, Until seven vants saw what was done they times; but, Until seventy times were very sorry, and came and
told unto their lord all that 23 4 Therefore is the king. was done. dom of heaven likened unto a 32 Then his lord, after that certain king, which would take he had called him, said unto account of his servants. him, O thou wieked servant, I
24 And when he had begun forgave thee all that debt, beto reckon, one was brought cause thou desiredst me : unto him which owed him ten 33 Shouldest not thou also thousand talents.h
have had compassion on thy 25 But forasmuch as he had fellow-servant, even as I had not to pay, his lord command- pity on thee ? ed him to be sold,
and his wife 34 And his lord was wroth, and children, and all that he and delivered him to the torhad, and payment to be made. mentors,k till he should pay
26 The servant, therefore, all that was due unto him. fell down, and worshipped him,
35 So likewise shall my saying, Lord, have patience heavenly Father do also unto ,& I will
forgive not every one his brog Touching, concerning.
ther their trespasses. Talent, above 1500 dollars ; 10,000 talents were above 1517 mil
i One hundred pence, about fourteen lions.
k Tormentors, Jailers,
and marriage. CHAP. XIX.
except it be for fornication, 1 Christ healeth the sick, 3 an- and shall
marry another, comswereth the Pharisees touch- mitteth adultery; and whoso ing divorcement. 16 How to marrieth her which is put aattain everlasting life. way doth commit adultery.
AND it came to pass, that io His disciples say unto when Jesus had finished these him, If the case of the man be sayings he departed from Gali- so with his wife, it is not good lee and came into the coasts
to marry of Judea, beyond Jordan : 11 But he said unto them,
2 And great multitudes fol- All men cannot receive this lowed him; and he healed saying, save they to whom it is them there.
given. 3 | The Pharisees also 12 For there are some eu. came unto him, tempting him, nuchs, which were and saying unto him, Is it from their mother's womb; & lawful for a man to put away there are some eunuchs, which his wife for every cause ? were made eunuchs of men;
4 And he answered and and there be eunuchs, which said unto them, Have ye not have made themselves eunuchs read, that he which made them for the kingdom of heaven's at the beginning made them sake. He that is able to remale and female;
ceive it, let him receive it. 5 And said, for this cause 13 Then were there shall a man leave father and brought unto him little chil. mother, and shall cleave to dren, that he should put his his wife; and they twain shall hands on them, and pray;
and be one flesh?
the disciples rebuked them. 6 Wherefore they are no 14 But Jesus said, Suffer more twain, but one flesh. little children, and forbid them What, therefore, God hath not, to come unto me; for of joined together, let not man such is the kingdom of heaven. put asunder.
15. And he laid his hands 7 They say unto him, Why on them, and departed thence. did Moses then command to 16 4 And, behold, one came give a writing of divorcement, and said unto him, Good Masand to put her away?
ter, what good thing shall I do, 8 He saith unto them, Mo- that I'may have eternal life? ses, because of the hardness of 17 And he said unto him, your hearts, suffered you to Why callest thou me good ? put away your wives; but from there is none good but one,
that the beginning it was not so. is, God; but if thou wilt enter
9 And I say unto you, Who- into life, keep the commandsoever shall put away his wife, ments.
The young man instructed. S. Matthew. A reward promised.
18 He saith unto him, 27 | Then answered Peter, Which? Jesus said, Thou and said unto him, Behold, we shalt do no murder, Thou have forsaken all, and followshalt not commit adultery, ed thee; what shall we have Thou shalt not steal, Thou therefore? shalt not bear false witness. 28 And Jesus said unto
19 Honour thy father and them, Verily I say unto you, thy mother; and, Thou shalt That ye which have followed love thy neighbour as thyself. me, in the regeneration,b when
20 The young man saith then the Son of man shall sit unto him, All these things in the throne of his glory, ye have I kept from my youth also shall sit upon twelve up; what Iack I yet?
thrones judging the twelve 21 Jesus said unto him, If tribes of Israel. thou wilt be perfect, go and 29 And every one that hath sell what thou hast, and give forsaken houses, or brethren, to the poor, and thou shalt or sisters, or father, or mother, have treasure in heaven; and or wife, or children, or lands, come and follow me.
for my name's sake, shall re22 But when the young ceive an hundred-fold, & shall man heard that saying he went inherit everlasting life. away sorrowful; for he had 30 But many that are first great possessions.
shall be last, and the last shall 23 | Then said Jesus unto be first.c his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall
CHAP. XX. hardly enter into the kingdom 1 Of the labourers in the vineof heaven.
yard. 20 Christ teacheth his 2+_ And again I say unto disciples to be lowly. you, It is easier for a camel to FOR the kingdom of heaven go through the eye of a needle, is like unto a man that is an than for a rich man a to enter householder, which went out into the kingdom of God. early in the morning to hire · 25 When his disciples heard labourers into his vineyard. it they were exceedingly amaz
2 And when he had agreed ed, saying, Who then can be with the labourers for a pensaved 26 But Jesus beheld them, al of the heart, and a holy life.
b In the regeneration, in the renewand said unto them, With men
c But many who are first in regard this is impossible; but with to privileges and instruction, shall be God all things are possible. last to embrace my religion; and
many who enjoy but little light and a Than for a rich man, who trusts them, and be first among my disci
advantage, will readily improve in his riches.
of the labourers
in the vineyard. ny a-day, he sent them into they supposed that they should his vineyard.
have received more; and they 3 And he went out about the likewise received every man a third hour, a and saw others penny. standing idle in the market- 11 And when they had replace,
ceived it they murmured a4 And said unto them, Go gainst the good man of the ye also into the vineyard, and house, whatsoever is right I will give 12 Saying, These last have you. And they went their wrought but one hour, and thou way.
hast made them equal unto Ă Again he went out about us, which have borne the burthe sixth b and ninth c hour, den and heat of the day. and did likewise.
13 But he answered one of 6 And about the eleventh them, and said, Friend, I do hourd he went out, and found thee no wrong; didst not thou others standing idle, and saith agree with me for a penny ? unto them, Why stand ye here 14 Take that thine is, and all the day idle ?
go thy way; I will give unto They say unto him, Be- this last even as unto thee. cause no man hath hired us. 15 Is it not lawful for me He saith unto them, Go ye to do what I will with mine also into the vineyard, and own ? is thine eye evil g bewhatsoever is right, that shall cause I am good? ye receive.
16 So the last shall be first, 8 So when even was come,e and the first last; for many the Lord of the vineyard saith be called, but few chosen. unto his steward, Call the la- 17 1 And Jesus, going up bourers, and give them their to Jerusalem, took the twelve hire, f beginning from the last disciples apart in the way, and unto the first.
said unto them, 9 And when they came that 18 Behold, we go up to Je. were hired about the eleventh rusalem; and the Son of man hour, they received every man shall be betrayed unto the
chief priests, and unto the 10 But when the first came, scribes, and they shall con
e Third bour, nine o'clock in the demn him to death, morning.
19 And shall deliver him to b Sixth hour, noon.
the Gentiles h to mock, and to • Ninth bour, three in the after
scourge, and to crucify him ; Eleventh hour, five o'clock in the
evil? art thou evil? afternoon.
b Gentiles, in this verse means the e Even, evening or night. Romans, who at this time held the f Hire, wages.
land of Judea in subjection.
g Is thine