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Zebedee's children. S. Matthew. Two blind men and the third day he shall rise them, and they that are great again.

exercise authority upon them. 20 | Then came to him the 26 But it shall not be so mother of Zebedee's children among you; but whosoever with her sons, worshipping will be great among you, let him, and desiring a certain him be your minister; thing of him.

27 And whosoever will be 21 And he said unto her, chief among you, let him be What wilt thou ? She saith your servant : unto him, Grant that these


28 Even as the Son of man two sons may sit, the one on came not to be ministered k thy right hand, and the other unto, but to minister, and to on the left, in thy kingdom. give his life a ransom for

22 But Jesus answered and many. said, Ye know not what ye 29 q And as they departed ask. Are

ye able i to drink of from Jericho a great multitude the cup that I shall drink of, followed him. and to be baptized with the 30 And, behold, two blind baptism that I am baptized men sitting by the way-side, with? They say unto him, when they heard that Jesus We are able.

passed by, cried out, saying, 23 And he saith unto them, Have mercy on us, o Lord, Ye shall drink indeed of my thou son of David. cup, and be baptized with the 31 And the multitude rebaptism that I am baptized buked them, because they with ; but to sit on my right should hold their peace; but hand and on my left, is not they cried the more, saying, mine to give; but it shall be Have mercy on us, o Lord, given to them for whom it is thou son of David. prepared of my Father.

32 And Jesus stood still and A And when the ten heard called them, and said, What it they were moved with in- will ye that I shall do unto dignation against the two you? brethren.

33 They say unto him, 25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know they that are great, exercise authorthat the princes of the Gen- ity among them, but it shall not be tilesj exercise dominion over so among you, who are subjects of

my spiritual kingdom. On the coni Are ye able to drink of the cup of , trary,whosoever would become great suffering, that I shall drink of, and among you, let him become your ser. be baptized, or to endure the trials and vant, and whosoever would be chief, afflictions, that I shall endure ? let him be your slave.

j The princes of the nations exer- k Not to be ministered unto, not to be cise dominion over their subjects, and served or waited upon, but to serve.

receive sight.

Chap. xxi.

Buyers, fc. cast out. Lord, that our eyes may be the way; others cut down opened.

branches from the trees, and 34 So Jesus had compassion strewed them in the way. on them, and touched their 9 And the multitudes that eyes; and immediately their went before, and that followeyes received sight, and they ed, cried, saying, Hosanna a to followed him.

the son of David; Blessed is

he that cometh in the name of CHAP XXI.

the Lord; b Hosanna in the 1 Christ rideth into Jerusalem highest. on an ass, 12 and casteth out

10 And when he was come the buyers and sellers. into Jerusalem all the city was

AND when they drew nigh moved, saying, Who is this? unto Jerusalem, and were come 11 And the multitude said, to Bethphage, unto the mount This is Jesus the prophet of of Olives, then sent Jesus two Nazareth of Galilee. disciples,

12 4 And Jesus went into 2 Saying unto them, Go into the temple of God, and cast the village over against you, out all them that sold and and straightway ye shall find bought in the temple, and an ass tied, and a colt with overthrew the tables of the her; loose them, and bring money-changers, and the seats them unto me.

of them that sold doves, 3 And if any man say ought 13 And said unto them, It unto you, ye shall say, The is written, My house shall be Lord hath need of them; and called the house of prayer; straightway he will send them. but ye have made it a den of

4 All this was done, that it thieves. might be fulfilled which was 14 And the blind and the spoken by the prophet, saying, lame came to him in the tem

5 Tell ye the daughter of ple; and he healed them. Sion, Behold, thy King cometh 15 4 And when the chief unto thee, meek, and sitting priests and scribes saw the upon an ass, and a colt, the wonderful things that he did, foal of an ass.

and the children crying in the 6 And the disciples went, temple, and saying, Hosanna and did as Jesus commanded to the son of David; they were them,

sore displeased, 7 And brought the ass, and 16 And said unto him, Hearthe colt, and put on them their est thou what these say? And clothes; and they set him

& Hosanna, save, we beseech thee; thereon.

may God save and prosper him. 8 And a very

Lord, in the Hebrew Jehovah. tude spread their garnients in c Sore displeased, much displeased,

great multi


And pre

The fig-tree cursed. S. Matthew. Christ rebuketh the Jesus saith unto them, Yea; these things and who gave have ye never read, Out of the thee this authority? mouth of babes and sucklings 24 And Jesus answered and thou hast perfectedd praise ? said unto them, I also will ask

17 4 And he left them, and you one thing, which if went out of the city into Betha. tell me, I in like wise will tell ny; and he lodged there.

you by what authority I do 18 Now, in the morning, as these things. he returned into the city he 25 The baptism of John, hungered.

whence was it? from heaven, 19 And when he saw a fig- or of men ? And they reasontree in the way, he came to it, ed with themselves, saying, If and found nothing thereon but we shall say, From heaven; leaves only, and said unto it, he will say unto us, Why did Let no fruit grow on thee hence- ye not then believe him ? forward for ever.

26 But if we shall say, Of sently the fig-tree withered men; we fear the people ; for away.

all hold John as a prophet. 20 And when the disciples 27 And they answered Jesus, saw it they marvelled, saying, and said, We cannot tell. And How soon the fig-tree wi- he said unto them, Neither tell thered away!

I you by what authority I do 21 Jesus answered, and said these things. unto them, Verily I say

unto 28 4 But what think ye: you, If ye have faith, and doubt A certain man had two sons ; not, ye shall not only do this and he came to the first, and which is done to the fig-tree, said, Son, go work to-day in but also if

ye shall say unto my vineyard. this mountain, Be thou remov- 29 He answered and said, I ed, and be thou cast into the will not; but afterward he resea; it shall be done.

pented, and went. 22 And all things, whatso- 30 And he came to the seever ye shall ask in prayer, cond, and said likewise. And believing, ye shall receive. he answered and said, I go,

23 4 And when he was come sir; and went not. into the temple, the chief 31 Whether of them twain priests and the elders of the did the will of his father? people e came unto him as he They say unto him, the first. was teaching, and said, By Jesus saith unto them, Verily what authority doest thou I say unto you, That the pub

licans and the harlots go into d Perfected, procured praise.

e Elders of the people, senators; the the kingdom of God before you. seventy, who composed the

32 For John came unto you

supreme council of the Jews.'

in the way of righteousness,


I unto you,

priests and elders. Chap.xxii. Parable of the vineyard. and ye believed him not; but wicked men, and will let out the publicans and the harlots his vineyard unto other husbelieved him ; and

ye, when bandmen, which shall render ye had seen it, repented not him the fruits in their seasons. afterward, that ye might be- 42 Jesus saith unto them, lieve him.


ye never read in the scrip33 Hear another parable; tures, f The stone which the There was a certain house- builders rejected, the same is holder which planted a vine- become the head of the corner; yard, and hedged it round a- this is the Lord's doing, and it bout, and digged a wine-press is marvellous in our eyes ? in it, and built a tower, and let 43 Therefore

say it out to husbandmen, and went The kingdom of God shall be into a far country :

taken from you, and given to 34 And when the time of a nation bringing forth the the fruit drew near, he sent fruits thereof. his servants to the husbandmen 44 And whosoever shall fall that they might receive the on this stone shall be broken;g fruits of it.

but on whomsoever it shall 35 And the husbandmen fall, it will grind him to powtook his servants, and beat one, der. and killed another, and stoned 45 And when the chief another.

priests and Pharisees had heard 36 Again, he sent other ser- his parables, they perceived vants more than the first; and that he spake of them. they did unto them likewise. 46 But when they sought to

37 But last of all he sent lay hands on him they feared anto thein his son, saying, they the multitude, because they will reverence my son.

took him for a prophet. 38 But when the husband. men saw the son, they said CHAP. XXII. among themselves. This is the 1 The marriage of the king's heir; come, let us kill him,

9 The calling of the and let us seize on his inheri Gentiles. 11 The weddingtanee.

garment. 21 Tribute ought 39 And they caught him, to be paid to Cesar. 23 Christ and cast him out of the vine- confuteth the Sadducees. yard, and slew him. 40 When the lord, therefore, f See Psalm cxviii

. 22. Isai.xxviii.16. of the vineyard cometh, what 8 Fall on this stone. Whosoever will he do unto those husband- shall stumble, or be offended with

Jesus Christ and his religion, will men?

severely suffer, but on him who con41 They say unto him, He

temps and finally rejects it, will fall will miserably destroy those its heaviest depunciationis.


his son,

The marriage-parable. S. Matthew. of paying tributes

AND Jesus answered, and 11 | And when the king spake unto them again by came in to see the guests, he parables, and said,

saw there a man which had 2 The kingdom of heaven not on a wedding-garment: is like unto a certain king, 12 And he saith unto him, which made a marriage for Friend, how camest thou in

hither not having a wedding3 And sent forth his ser- garment ? And he was speechvants to call them that were less.b bidden to the wedding; and 13 Then said the king to they would not come.

the servants, Bind him hand 4 Again he sent forth other and foot, and take him away, servants saying, Tell them and east him into outer darkwhich are bidden, Behold, I ness; there shall be weeping have prepared my dinner; my and gnashing of teeth. oxen and my fatlings are killed, 14 For many are called, but and all things are ready; come few are chosen. unto the marriage.

13 Then went the Phari. 5 But they made light of it, sees,c and took counsel how and went their ways, one to they might entangle him in his his farm, another to his mer- talk. chandise ;

16 And they sent out unto 6 And the remnanta took him their disciples with the bis servants, and intreated Herodians,d saying, Master, them spitefully, and slew them. we know that thou art true,

✓ But when the king heard and teachest the way of God thereof he was wroth : and he in truth, neither carest thou sent forth his armies, and des- for any inan; for thou regardtroyed those murderers, and est not the person of men. burnt

their city.

17 Tell us, therefore, what 8 Then saith he to his ser- thinkest thou? Is it lawful to vants, The wedding is ready, give tribute unto Cesar, e or but they which were bidden not? were not worthy. 9 Go ye, therefore, into the

6 In ancient times wedding-gar. highways, and, as many as ye ments were often provided by the shall find, bid to the marriage. person who made the wedding ; so

10 So those servants went that they who appeared without had out into the highways, and no excuse ; the king was therefore gathered together all, as many just in his command.

c Pharisees, see Matt. V. 20. as they found, both bad and

d Herodians, Partisans or friends good; and the wedding was of Herod. furnished with guests.

e Is it lawful for us to give tribute a Remnant, the rest or remainder. to Cesar, the Roman emperor?

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