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The lawyer
Chap. x.

taught. thank thee, O Father, Lord of 30 And Jesus answering, heaven and earth, that thou said, A certain man went down hast hid these things from the from Jerusalem to Jericho,n & wise and prudent, and hast re- fell among thieves, which stripvealed them unto babes; even ped him of his raiment, and so, Father; for so it seemed wounded him, and departed, good in thy sight.

leaving him half dead. 22 All things are delivered 31 And by chance there to me of my Father; and no came down a certain priest o man knoweth who the Son is, that way; and, when he saw but the Father; and who the him, be passed by on the other Father is, but the Son, and he side. to whom the Son will reveal 32 And likewise a Levite, him.

when he was at the place, came 23 And he turned him un- and looked on him, and passed to his disciples, and said pri- by on the other side. vately, Blessed are the eyes,

33 But a certain Samaritan,q which see the things, that ye as he journeyed, came where


and when he saw him, 24 For I tell you, That many he had compassion on him, prophets and kings have desired to see those things, which

n Jericho was a large and beautiful

city, about fourteen miles from Jeruye see, and have not seen them;

salem. Between them was a very and to hear those things, which rocky and desolate tract, which was ye hear, & have not heard them. so infested with robbers, that, on ac

25 ? And, behold, a certain count of the frequent murders comlawyer stood


mitted there, it was called Adamim,

tempted him, saying, Master,what shall that isblood, Jericho was the first place

which the Israelites destroyed on enI do to inherit eternal life?

tering the Land of Canaan after their 26 He said unto him, What return from Egyptian bondage. is written in the law ? how

0 A certain priest, who, from his ofreadest thou ?

fice, might be expected to be com27 And he, answering, said, passionate and

passionate and benevolent. Thou shalt love the Lord thy

p Levite, a descendant of Levi, to God with all thy heart, & with whose family was confined the order

of the priesthood. After several genall thy soul, and with all thy

erations the priesthood was confined strength, & with all thy mind; to the particular family of Aaron; and thy neighbour as thyself. but all the tribe of Levi were made 'Thou hast answered right; ed from the Levite. 28 And he said unto him, inferior agents in holy things; hence

the compassion that might be expectthis do, and thou shalt live.

9 Samaritans were a people, whom 29 But he, willing to justify the Jews thought most infamous and himself, said unto Jesus, And with whom they would hold no inwho is my neighbour ? tercourse. See John iv. 9.

Martha reprehended. S. Luke.

Christ teacheth to pray. 34 And went to him, and and Mary hath chosen that bonnd up his wounds, pouring good part, which shall not be in oil and wine, and set him on taken away from her. his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

CHAP. XI. 35 And on the morrow, when 1 Christ teacheth to pray, and he departed, he took out two that instantly ; 14 he casteth pence, and gave them to the out a dumb devil ; 29 he host,r and said unto him, Take preacheth to the people, 37 care of him; and whatsoever and reproveth the Pharisees, thou spendest more, when I seribes, and lawyers. come again I will repay thee. AND it came to pass, that;

36 Which now of these three, as he was praying in a certain thinkest thou, was neighbour place, when he ceased, one of unto him that felt among the his disciples said unto him, thieves ?

Lord, teach us to pray, as John 37 And he said, He that also taught his disciples. shewed mercy on him. Then 2 And he said unto them, said Jesus unto him, Go, and When ye pray, say, Our Fado thou likewise.

ther which art in heaven; Hal38 T Now it came to pass, as

lowed be thy name. a

Thy they went, that he entered kingdom come. Thy will be into a certain village;s and a done, as in heaven, so in earth. certain woman named Martha 3 Give us day by day our received him into her house. daily bread.

39 And she had a sister call. 4 And forgive us our sins; ed Mary, which also sat at Je- for we also forgive every one sus' feet, and heard his word. that is indebted to us. And

40 But Martha was cumber- lead us not into temptation ; ed about much serving, & came but deliver us from evil. to him, and said, Lord, Dost 5 And he said unto them, thou not care that my sister Which of you shall have a hath left me to serve alone ? friend, and shall go unto him bid her, therefore, that she at midnight, and say unto him, help me.

Friend, lend me three loaves; 41 And Jesus answered, and 6 For a friend of mine in said unto her, Martha,Martha, his journey is come to me, and thou art careful and troubled I have nothing to set before about many things :

him ? 42 But one thing is needful;t And he from within shall r Host, landlord or inn-keeper.

answer and say, Trouble me s A certain village. Bethany,

not; the door is now shut, and # One thing is needful. A religious concern for the soul, or an interest

a Hallowed be thy name, &c. See in Jesus Christ,

Matt. vi. from 8 to 14 verse.

1 dumb devil Chap. xi.

cast out. my children are with me in Beelzebub, tlie chief of the bed; I cannot rise and give devils. thee.

16 And others, tempting 8 I say unto you, Though him, sought of him a sign from he will not rise and give him heaven. because he is his friend ; yet 17 But he, knowing their because of his importunity b thoughts, said unto them, Evehe will rise and give him as ry kingdom divided against it. many as he needeth.

self is brought to desolation; 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and a house divided against a and it shall be given you; seek, house falleth. and ye shall find; knock, and 18 If Satan also be divided it shall be opened unto you.

against himself, how shall his 10 For every one that ask- kingdom stand ? because ye eth receiveth; and he that say that I cast out devils seeketh, findeth ; and to him through Beelzebub. that knocketh, it shall be open- 19 And if I by Beelzebub ed.

cast out devils, by whom do 11 If a son shall ask bread' your sons cast them out there. of any of you that is a father, fore shall they be your judges. will he give him a stone ? or,

20 But if I with the finger if he ask a fish, will he for a of God cast out devils, no doubt fish give him a serpent ? the kingdom of God is come

12 Or, if he shall ask an upon you. egg, will he offer him a scor- 21 When a strong man arm

ed keepeth his palace, his 13 If ye then, being evil, know goods

are in peace : how to give good gifts unto 22 But when a stronger

than your children; how much he shall come upon him, and more shall your heavenly Fa- overcome him, he taketh from ther give the Holy Spirit to him all his armour wherein he them that ask him?

trusted, & divideth his spoils. 14 ( And he was casting 23 He that is not with me out a devil, and it was dumb.c is against me; and he that

gaAnd it came to pass, when the thereth not with me scattereth. devil was gone out the dumb 24 When the unclean spiritd spake; and the people won- is gone out of a man, he walkdered.

eth through dry places, seek15 But some of them said, ing rest; and, finding none, he He casteth out devils through saith, I will return unto my

house whence I came out. 6 Importunity. Incessant solicitation or asking.

6 And it was dumb, which caused d When the unclean spirit, &c. See dumbness.

Matt. xii. 43

pion ?

Christ preacheth, S. Luke. and reprehendeth

25 And when he cometh he the preaching of Jonas; and, findeth it swept and garnished. behold, a greater than Jonas is

26 Then goeth he, and tak- here. eth to him seven other spirits 33 No man, when he hath more wicked than himself; & lighted a candle, putteth it in a they enter in, and dwell there; secret place, neither under a and the last state of that man bushel, but on a candlestick, is worse than the first.

that they which come in may 27 | And it came to pass, as

see the light. he spake these things, a cer- 34 The light of the body is tain woman of the company


therefore when thine lifted up her voice, and said eye is single.f thy whole body unto him, Blessed is the womb also is full of light; but when that bare thee, and the paps thine eye is evil,g thy body also which thou hast sucked. is full of darkness.

28 But he said, Yea, rather, 35 Take heed, therefore, blessed are they that hear the that the light which is in thee word of God, and keep it.

be not darkness. 29 | And, when the people 36 If thy whole body, therewere gathered thick together, fore, be full of light, having no he began to say, This is an evil part dark, the whole shall be generation; they seek a sign; full of light, as when the bright and there shall no sign be give shining of a candle doth give en it, but the sign of Jonas the thee light. prophet.

37 | And, as he spake, a 30 For as Jonas was a sign certain Pharisee besought him unto the Ninevites, so shall to dine with him; and he went also the Son of man be to this in, and sat down to meat. generation.

38 And when the Pharisee 31 The queen of the south e saw it, he marvelled that he shall rise up in the judgment had not first washed before with the men of this genera

dinner. tion, and condemn them; for 39 And the Lord said unte she came from the utmost parts

him, Now do ye Pharisees of the earth to hear the wisdom make clean the outside of the of Solomon; and, behold, a cup and the platter; but your greater than Solomon is here. inward parth is full of raven

32 The men of Nineve shall ing and wickedness. rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall con

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f If thine eye be sound. See Matt. demnit; for they repented at

& If thine eye be disordered. See

Matt. vi. 23. e The queen of the south, In the Old b But ye are inwardly full of vioTestament, Sheba.

lence and wickedness,

vi. 22.

unto you.

the Pharisees

Chap. xi. xii.

and the lawyers, 40 Ye fools ! did not he that them, and ye build their sepulmade that, which is without, chres. make that which is within also? 49 Therefore also said the

41 But rather give alms of wisdom of God, I will send such things as ye have; and, them prophets and apostles, behold, all things are clean and some of them they shall

slay and persecute; 42 But wo unto


Phari- 50 That the blood of all the sees! for ye tithe i mint, and prophets, which was shed from rue, and all manner of herbs, the foundation of the world, and pass over judgment & the may be required of this genelove of God; these ought ye ration; to have done, and not to leave 51 From the blood of Abel, the other undone.

unto the blood of Zacharias, 43 Wo unto you, Pharisees! which perished between the for ye love the uppermost seats altar and the temple ; verily I in the synagogues, and greet- say unto you, It shall be reings in the markets.j

quired of this generation. 44 Wo unto you, scribes and 52 Wo unto you, lawyers ! Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye for ye have taken away the are as graves which appear key of knowledge;k ye enternot, & the men that walk over ed not in yourselves, and them them are not aware of them. that were entered in hin

45 Then answered one of dered. the lawyers, and said unto 53 And as he said these him, Master, thus saying thou things unto them, the scribes & reproachest us also.

the Pharisees began to urge 46 And he said, Wo unto him vehemently, & to provoke you also, ye lawyers ! for ye him to speak of many things; İade men with burdens grievous 54 Laying wait for him, and to be borne, and ye yourselves seeking to catch something out touch not the burdens with one of his mouth, that they might of your fingers.

accuse him. 47 Wo unto you ! for ye build the sepulchres of the

CHAP. XII. prophets, & your fathers killed 1 To avoid hypocrisy. 13 To them.

beware of covetousness. 48 Truly ye bear witness, The faithful f-wise steward: that ye allow the deeds of your IN the mean time, when fathers; for they indeed killed there were gathered together



k Ye bave taken away the key of i Tithe. See Matt. xxiii. 16. knowledge by taking upon you to be j Greetings in the market. See Matt. the only interpreters of the law


xii. 1.

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