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Of giving

Chap. x.

offence, g'c. 37 Whosoever shall receive for thee to enter into life maima one of such children in my ed, than having two hands to name, receiveth me; and who- go into hell, into the fire that soever shall receive me, receiv- never shall be quenched ; eth not me, but him that sent 44 Where their worm dieth

not, and the fire is not quench38 | And John answered ed. him, saying, Master, we saw 45 And if thy foot offend one casting out devils in thy thee, cut it off'; it is better for name, and he followeth not thee to enter halt into life, us; and we forbade him, be- than having two feet to be cast cause he followeth not us. into hell, into the fire that

39 But Jesus said, Forbid never shall be quenched. him not; for there is no man 46 Where their worm dieth which shall do a miracle in my not, and the fire is not quenchname, that can lightly speak ed. evil of me.

47 And if thine eye offend 40 For he that is not against thee, pluck it out; it is better us is on our part.

for thee to enter into the king41 For whosoever shall give' dom' of God with one eye

than you a cup of water to drink in having two eyes to be cast inmy name, because ye belong to to hell-fire; Christ, verily I say unto you, 48 Where their worm dieth He shall not lose his reward. not, and the fire is not quench

42 And whosoever shall of- ed. fend one of these little ones 49 For every one shall be that believe in me, it is better salted with fire, and every sacá for him that a millstone were rifice shall be salted with salt. hanged about his neck, and he 50 Salt is good; but if the were cast into the sea.

salt lave lost his saltness, 43 And if thy hand offend wherewith will ye season it? thee, i cut it off;j it is better Have salt in yourselves, and

have peace one with another. i Offend thee, occasion to sin. j Cut it off. Jesus did not intend

CHAP. X. we should in reality cut off our hands, feet, &c. for this would disqualify 1 Touching divorcement. 13 us for the discharge of those active

Little children brought to duties, which the Gospel every where Christ. 23 The danger of enjoins; but by the figurative expres- riches. sions in verses 43, 45, and 47, our AND he arose from thence, Saviour most solemn commands

and cometh into the coasts of his disciples to abandon or forsake those darling sins, which are as dear Judea, by the farther side of to them, and as hard to part with, Jordan; and the people resort as a right hand, a foot, or an eye. unto him again; and, as he Of divorcement, &e. S. Mark. Young children blessed. was wont, a he taught them should touch them; and his again.

disciples rebuked those that 24 And the Pharisees came brought them. to him, and asked him, Is it 14 But when Jesus saw it lawful for a man to put away he was much displeased, and his wife ? tempting him. said unto them, Suffer the lit

3 And he answered, and tle children to come unto me, said unto them, What did Moo and forbid them not; for of ses command


such is the kingdom of God. 4 And they said, Moses suf- 15 Verily I say unto you, fered to write a bill of divorce- Whosoever shall not receive ment, and to put her away. the kingdom of God as a little

5 And Jesus answered and child, he shall not enter theresaid unto them, For the hard- in. ness of your heart he wrote 16 And he took them up in you this precept:


arms, put his hands upon 6 But from the beginning them, and blessed them. of the creation God made them 17 1 And, when he was male and female.

gone forth into the way, there For this cause shall a

came one running, and kneeled man leave his father and mo- to him, and asked him, Good ther, and cleave to his wife; Master, what shall I do that

8 And they twain shall be I may inherit eternal life ? one flesh; so then they are no 18 And Jesus said unto more twain, but one flesh. him, Why callest thou 'me

9 What, therefore, God good ? there is none good but hath joined together let no man one, that is, God. put asunder.

19 Thou knowest the com10 And in the house his mandments, Do not commit disciples asked him again of adultery, Do not kill, Do not the same matter.

steal, Do not bear false wit11 And he saith unto them, ness, Defraud not, Honour thy Whosoever shall put away his father and mother. wife, and marry another, com- 20 And he answered, and mitteth adultery against her. said unto him, Master, all 12 And if a woman shall these have I observed from

my put away her husband, and be yoạth. married to another, she com- 21 Then Jesus, beholding mitteth adultery.

him, loved him, and said unto 13 | And they brought him, One thing thou lackest; young children to him, that he go thy way, sell whatsoever

thou hast, and give to the poor, Q As he was wont, as he was ac

and thou shalt have treasure customed

The danger of riches. Chap. x. Christ's death foretold. in heaven; and come, take up left house, or brethren, or sisthe cross b and follow me.c ters, or father, or mother, or

22 And he was sad at that wife, or children, or lands, for saying, and went away griev- my sake and the Gospel's, ed; for he had great posses

30 But he shall receive an sions.

hundred-fold now in this time,d 23 | And Jesus looked houses, and brethren, and sisroand about, and saith unto his ters, and mothers, and chil. disciples, How hardly shall dren, and lands, with persecuthey that have riches enter tions; and in the world to into the kingdom of God! come eternal life.

24 And the disciples were 31 But many that are first astonished at his words. But shall be last; and the last Jesus answereth again, and first. e saith unto them, Children, how 32 1 And they were in the hard is it for them that trust way going up to Jerusalem; in riches to enter into the king, and Jesus went before them; dom of God!

and they were amazed ; and 23 It is easier for a camel as they followed they were to go through the eye of a nee- afraid. And he took again dle, than for a rich man to the twelve, and began to tell enter into the kingdom of God. them what things should hap

26 And they were astonish- pen unto them, ed out of measure, saying 33 Saying, Behold, we go among themselves, Who then up to Jerusalem, and the Son can be saved ?

of man shall be delivered unto 27 And Jesus, looking upon the chief priests, and unto the them, saith, With men it is scribes; and they shall conimpossible, but not with God; demn him to death, and shall for with God all things are

deliver him to the Gentiles : possible.

34 And they shall mock 28 1 Then Peter began to him, and shall scourge him, say unto him, Lo, we have left and shall spit upon him, and all, and have followed thee. shall kill him ; and the third

29 And Jesus answered, and day he shall rise again. said, Verily I say unto you, 35 | And James and John, There is no man that hath the sons of Zebedee, come un

to him, saying, Master, we b Take up the cross, endure hard would that thou shouldest do ship, trial and persecution for the for us whatsoever we shall deGospel's sake.

sire. Ċ Follow me, follow my ex


36 And he said unto them, in a holy life, in acts of benevolence and in entire devotion to the cause d In this time, in this life. of religion.

e Note Matt. xix. 30.

We can.

Ambition reproved.

S. Mark. Blind Bartimeus cured. What would ye that I should 43 But, so shall it not be do for you?

among you; but whosoever 37 They said unto him, will be great among you shall Grant unto us that we may sit, be your

minister; one on thy right hand, and the 44 And whosoever of you other on thy left hand, in thy will be the chiefest shall be glory.

servant of all. 38 But Jesus said unto 45 For even the son of man them, Ye know not what ye came not to be ministered unto, ask; can ye drink of the cup but to minister h and to give that I drink of? and be bap- his life a ransom for many. tized with the baptism that I 46 | And they came to Jeam baptized with f

richo; and as he went out of 39 And they said unto him, Jericho with his disciples, and

And Jesus said un- a great number of people, to them, Ye shall indeed drink blind Bartimeus, the son of of the cup that I drink of; and Timeus, sat by the highwaywith the baptism that I am side begging. baptized withal shall ye be 47 And when he heard that baptized :

it was Jesus of Nazareth, he 40 But to sit on my right began to cry out, and say, Jehand and on my left hand is sus, thou son of David, have not mine to give; but it shall mercy on me. be given to them for whom it is 48 And many charged him prepared.

that he should hold his peace; 41 And when the ten heard but he cried the more a great it they began to be much dis- deal, Thou son of David, have pleased with James and John. merey on me.

42 But Jesus ealled them 49 And Jesus stooil still, to him and saith unto them, Ye and commanded him to be calknow that they which are ac- led. And they call the blind counted to rule over the Gen- man, saying unto him, Be of tiles exercise lordship over good comfort, rise; he calleth them; and their great ones

thee. exercise authority upon them:g

50 And he, casting away of Can ge, &c. Are you able to suf- his garment, rose, and came to fer with me and to follow my exam

Jesus. ple in bearing patiently all manner 51 And Jesus answered and of injuries, and even death itself for said unto him, What wilt thou the sake of truth?

that I should do unto thee? § re know, that among the Gentiles or the nations of this world their The blind man said unto him, princes or rulers exercise lordship or dominion over their subjects, and b The Son of man came not to be their great ones authority upon them. served, but to serve.

Christ entereth Jerusalem. Chap. xi. The fruitless fig-tree. Lord, that I might receive my 8 And many spread their sight.

garments in the way; and 52 And Jesus said unto him, others cut down branches off Go thy way; thy faith hath the trees, and strewed them in made thee whole. And imme- the way. diately he received his sight, 9 And they that went before, and followed Jesus in the way. and they that followed, cried,

saying, Hosanna ; a Blessed is CHAP. XI.

he that cometh in the name of 1 Christ rideth with triumph the Lord ;

into Jerusalem ; 12 he curs- 10 Blessed be the kingdom eth the fruitless fig-tree. of our father David, that com

AND when they came nigh eth in the name of the Lord; to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage Hosanna in the highest. and Bethany, at the mount of 11 And Jesus entered into Olives, he sendeth forth two Jerusalem, and into the temof his disciples,

ple; and when he had looked 2 And saith unto them, Go round about upon all things, your way into the village over and now the even-tide was against you; and as soon as come, he went out unto Betha. ye be entered into it ye shall ny with the twelve. find a colt tied, whereon never

12 | And on the morrow, man sat; loose him, and bring when they were come from him.

Bethany, he was hungry : 3 And if any man say unto 13 And seeing a fig-tree you, Why do ye this! say ye afar off having leaves, he came, that the Lord hath need of if haply he might find any him, and straightway he will thing thereon; and when he send him hither.

came to it he found nothing but 4 And they went their way, leaves; for the time of figs and found the colt tied by the was not yet. door without, in a place where 14 And Jesus answered and two ways met; and they loose said unto it, No man eat fruit of him.

thee hereafter for ever. And 5 And certain of them that his disciples heard it. stood there said unto them, 15 4 And they come to JeWhat do ye, loosing the colt i rusalem ; and Jesus went into

6 And they said unto them the temple, and began to cast even as Jesus had commanded; out them that sold and bought and they let them go.

in the temple, and overthrew 7 And they brought the colt the tables of the money-changto Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat up- a Hosanna, an exclamation of on him.

praise to Gode

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