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Zebedee's children.

and the third day he shall rise again. 20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

S. Matthew.

21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.

22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able i to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able.

23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on my right hand and on my left, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

24 And when the ten heard it they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentilesj exercise dominion over

i Are ye able to drink of the cup of suffering, that I shall drink of, and to be baptized, or to endure the trials and afflictions, that I shall endure?

Two blind men

them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

26 But it shall not be so among you; but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;

27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant :

28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered k unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. 29 And as they departed from Jericho a great multitude followed him.

30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way-side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

j The princes of the nations exercise dominion over their subjects, and

31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace; but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

32 And Jesus stood still and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?

33 They say unto him,

they that are great, exercise authority among them, but it shall not be so among you, who are subjects of my spiritual kingdom. On the contrary, whosoever would become great among you, let him become your servant, and whosoever would be chief, let him be your slave.

k Not to be ministered unto, not to be served or waited upon, but to serve.

receive sight.

Lord, that our eyes may be opened.

34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Chap. xxi.

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3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.

4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,

5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt, the foal of an ass.

6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes; and they set him thereon.

Buyers, &c. cast out.

the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way.

9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna a to the son of David; Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord;b Hosanna in the highest.

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?

11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.

8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in

12 ¶ And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves,

13 And said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves.

14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.

15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the son of David; they were sore displeased, c

16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And a Hosanna, save, we beseech thee; may God save and prosper him. b Lord, in the Hebrew Jehovah. e Sore displeased, much displeased.

The fig-tree cursed.

Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfectedd praise?

17 ¶ And he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and he lodged there.

18 Now, in the morning, as he returned into the city he hungered.

19 And when he saw a figtree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee hence forward for ever. And presently the fig-tree withered

Christ rebuketh the

S. Matthew.
these things? and who gave
thee this authority?

24 And Jesus answered and
said unto them, I also will ask
you one thing, which if ye
tell me, I in like wise will tell
you by what authority I do
these things.

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25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?

26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; for all hold John as a prophet.

27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

28 But what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard.

29 He answered and said, I will not; but afterward he repented, and went.

30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir; and went not.

31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father? They say unto him, the first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.

32 For John came unto you in the way of righteousness,

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Chap. xxii. Parable of the vineyard. wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other hus bandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. 42 Jesus saith unto them,

Did

ye never read in the scriptures,f The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner; this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

priests and elders.

and ye believed him not; but the publicans and the harlots believed him; and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

33 ¶ Hear another parable; There was a certain householder which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a wine-press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country :

34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen that they might receive the fruits of it.

35 And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.

36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first; and they did unto them likewise.

37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, they will reverence my son.

38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.

39 And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.

40 When the lord, therefore, of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen ?

41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those

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