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The signs of ST. MATTHEW, XXIII.

Christ's coming. 13 T But woe unto you, scribes and 29 Woe unto you, scribes and Phari. Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up sees, hypocrites! because ye build the the kingdom of heaven against men : tombs of the prophets, and garnish the for ye neither go in yourselves, ņeic sepulchres of the righteous, ther sutter ye them that are entering 30 And say, If we had been in the to go in.

days of our fathers, we would not have 14 Woe unto you, scribes and Phari. been partakers with them in the blood sees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' of the prophets. houses, and for a pretence make long 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto prayer: therefore ye shall receive the yourselves, that ye are the children of greater damnation.

ihem which killed the prophets. 15 Woe unto you, scribes and Phari.| 32 Fill ye up then the measure of sees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and your fathers. land to make one proselytė, and when 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vi. he is made, ye make him twofold more pers, how can ye escape the damnation the child of hell than yourselves. of hell?

16 Woe unto you, ye blind guides, 31 1 Wherefore, behold, I send unto which say, Whosoever shali swear by you prophets,andwise men and scribes: the temple, it is nothing; but whoso- and some of them ye shall kill

and ever shall swear by the gold of the tem- crucify; and some of them shall ye ple, he is a debtor!

scourge in your synagogues, and perse17' Ye fools and blind: for whether cute them from city to city: is greater, the gold, or the temple that 35 That upon you may come all the sanctitieth the gold?

righteous blood shed upon the earth, 18 And. Whosoever shall swear by from the blood of righteous Abel untó the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he whom ye slew between the temple and is guilty.

the altar. 19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is

36 Verily I say unto you, All these greater, the gift, or the altar that sanc-things shall come upon this generatifieth the gift?

tion. 20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the 370 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that altar, sweareth by it, and by all things killest the prophets, and stonest them thereon. 21 And whoso shall swear by the tem- would I have gathered thy children

which are sent unto thee, how often ple, sweareth by it, and by him that together, even as a hen gathereth her dwelleth therein.

chickens under her wings, and ye would 22 And he that shall swear by heaven, not! sweareth by the throne of God, and by 38 Behold, your house is left unto you him that sitteth thereon.

desolate. 23 Woe unto you, scribes and Phari- 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see sees, hypocrites: for ye pay tithe of me henceforth, till ye shall say, Bless. mint and anise and cummin, and have ed is he that cometh in the name of omitted the weightier matters of the the Lord. law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave

CHAPTER XXIV. the other undone.

1 Christ foretelleth the destruction of the tem. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a ple: 3 what and how great calamities shall gnat, and swallow a camel.

be before it: 29 the signs of his coming to

judgmento 36 And because that day and 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Phari.

Pour is unknom, 42 we ought to watch sees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the like good servants, expecting every moment outside of the cup and of the platter,

our master's coming. but within they are full of extortion and excess.

from the temple: and his disci. 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first ples came to him for to shew him the that which is within the cup and plat- buildings of the temple. ter, that the outside of them may be 2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye clean also.

not all these things? verily I say unto 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Phari- you, There shall not be left here one sees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto stone upon another, that shall not be whited sepulchres, which indeed ap- thrown dowil. pear beautiful outward, but are within 3 T. And as he sat upon the mount full of dead men's bones, and of all un- of Olives, the disciples came unto him cleanness.

privately, saying, Tell us, when shall 28 Even so ye algo outwardly appear these things

be ? and what shall be the righteous unto men, but within ye are sign of thy coming, and of the end of full of hypocrisy and iniquity,

the world?

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The signs of ST. MATTHEW, XXIV. Christ's coming.

4 And Jesus answered and said unto 25 Behold, I have told you before. them, Take heed that no man deceive 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you.

you, Behold, he is in the desert; go 5 For many shall come in my name, not forth: behold, he is in the secret saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive chambers; believe it not. many.

27 For as the lightning cometh out 6 And ye shall hear of wars and ru- of the east, and shineth even unto the mours of wars : see that ye be not trou- west; so shall also the coming of the bled: for all these things must come Son of man be. to pass, but the end is not yet.

28 for wheresoeverthecarcase is, there 7 For nation shall rise against nation, will the eagles be gathered together. and kingdom against kingdom: and 29 Immediately after the tribulathere shall be famines, and pestilences, tion of those days shall the sun be and earthquakes, in divers places. darkened, and the moon shall not give 8 All these are the beginning of sor- her light, and the stars shall fall from rows.

heaven, and the powers of the heavens 9 Then shall they deliver you up to shall be shaken: be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye 30 And then shall appear the sign of shall be hated of all nations for my the Son of man in heaven: and then name's sake.

shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, 10 And then shall many be offended, and they shall see the Son of man como and shall betray one another, and shall ing in the clouds of heaven with power hate one another.

and great glory. 11 And many false prophets shall rise, 31 And he shall send his angels with and shall deceive many.

a great sound of a trumpet, and they 12 And because iniquity shall abound, shall gather together his elect from the the love of many shall wax cold. four winds, from one end of heaven to

13 But he that shall endure unto the the other. end, the same shall be saved.

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree; 14 And this gospel of the kingdom When his branch is yet tender,

and shall be preached in all the world for putteth forth leaves, ye know that sum a witness unto all nations; and then mer is nigh:. shall the end come.

33 So likewise ye, when ye shall see 15 When ye therefore shall see the all these things, know that it is near, abomination of desolation, spoken of eren at the doors. by Daniel the prophet, stand in the 31 Verily I say unto you, This generaholy

place, (whoso readeth, let him un- tion shall not pass, till all these things derstand:)

be fuufilled 16 Then let them which be in Judæa 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, flee into the mountains:

but my words shall not pass away. 17 Let him which is on the housetop 36 But of that day and hour knownot come down to take any thing out eth no man, no, not the angels of heaof his house:

ven, but my Father only. 18 Neither let him which is in the 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall field return back to take his clothes. also the coming of the Son of man be.

19 And woe unto them that are with 38 For as in the days that were before child, and to them that give suck in the flood theywere eating and drinking, those days!

marrying and giving in marriage, until 20 But pray ye that your flight he not the day that Noe entered into the ark, in the winter, neither on the sabbath 39 And knew not until the flood came, day:

and took them all away; so shall also 21 For then shall be great tribulation, the coming of the Son of man be. such as was not since the beginning 40 Then shall two be in the field; the of the world to this time, no, nor ever one shall be taken, and the other left. shall be.

41 Two women shall be grinding at 22 And except those days should be the mill; the one shall be taken, and shortened, there should no flesh be the other left. saved: but for the elect's sake those 42Watch therefore: for ye know not days shall be shortened.

what hour your Lord doth come. 23 Then it any man shall say unto 43 But know this, that if the goodman you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; be- of the house had known in what watch lieve it not.

the thief would come, he would have 24 For there shall arise false Christs, watched, and would not have suffered and false prophets, and shallshew great his house to be broken up. signs and wonders; insomuch that, if 41 Therefore be ye also ready: for in it were possible, they shall deceive the such an hour as ye think not the Son very elect.

of man cometh.

The parable of ST. MATTHEW, XXIV. the ten virgins. 45 Who then is a faithful and wise to another two, and to another one; to servant, whom hislord hath made ruler every man according to his several abi. over his household, to give them meat lity; and straightway took his journey. in due season?

16 Then he that had received the five 46 Blessed is that servant, whom his talents went and traded with the same, lord when he cometh shall find so and made them other five talents. doing.

17 And likewise he that had received 47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall two, he also gained other two. make him ruler over all his goods. 18 But he that had received one went

43 But and if that evil servant shall and digged in the earth, and hid his say in his heart, My lord delayeth his lord's money. coming;

19 After a long time the lord of those 49 And shall begin to smite his fellow- servants cometh, and reckoneth with servants, and to eat and drink with the them. drunken;

20 And so he that had received five 50 The lord of that servant shall come talents came and brought other five in a day when he looketh not for him, talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst and in an hour that he is not aware of, unto me five talents: behold, I have

51 And shall cut him asunder, and gained beside them five talents more. appoint him his portion with the hy; 21 His lord said unto him, Well done, pocrites: there shall be weeping and thou good and faithful servant: thou gnashing of teeth.

hast been faithful over a few things, I

will make thee ruler over many things: CHAPTER XXV.

enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 1 The parable of the ten virgins, 14 and, of 22 He also that had received two tathe talents. 31 Also the description of the lents came and said, Lord, thou delilast judgment.

veredst unto me two talents: behold,

The N shall the kingdom of heaven have gained two other talents beside

gone out.

be likened unto ten , them. took their lamps, and went forth to 23 His lord said unto him, Well done, meet the bridegroom.

good and faithful servant; thou hast 2 And five of them were wise, and five been faithful over a few things, I will were foolish.

make thee ruler over many things: 8 They that were foolish took their enter thou into the joy of thy lord. lamps, and took no oil with them: 24 Then he which had received the

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels one talent came and said, Lord, I knew with their lamps.

thee that thou art an hard man, reaping 5 While the bridegroom tarried, they where thou hast not sown, and ratherall slumbered and slept.

ing where thou hast not strawed: 6 And at midnight there was a cry 25 And I was afraid, and went and made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there go ye out to meet him.

thou hast that is thine. 7 Then all those virgins arose, and 26 His lord answered and said unto trimmed their lamps.

him, Thou wicked and slothful ser8 And the foolish said unto the wise, vant, thou knewest that I reap where Give us of your oil; for our lamps are I sowed not, and gather where I have

not strawed: 9 But the wise answered, saying, Not 27 Thou oughtest therefore to have 80; lest there be not enough for us and put my money to the exchangers, and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, then at my coming I should have reand buy for yourselves.

ceived mine own with usury. 10 And while they went to buy, the 28 Take therefore the talent from bridegroom came; and they that were him, and give it unto him which hath ready went in with him to the mar- ten talents. riage: and the door was shut.

29 For unto every one that hath shail ?l Afterward came also the other vir- be given, and he shall have abundance: gins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. but from him that hath not shall be 12 But he answered and said, Verily I taken away even that which he hath. say unto you, I know you not.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable ser 13 Watch therefore, for ye know nei- vant into outer darkness: there shall ther the day nor the hour wherein the be weeping and gnashing of teeth, Son of man cometh.

31 [ When the Son of man shall come 14 T For the kingdom of heaven is as in his glory, and all the holy angels a man travelling into a far country, with him, then shall he sit upon the who called his own servants, and de-throne of his glory: livered unto them his goods,

32 And before hiin shall be gathered 15 And unto one he gave five talents, all nations: and he shall separate them

Christ eateth Sr. MATTHEW, XXVI.

the passover. one from another, as a shepherd di- 3 Then assembled together the chief videth his sheep from the goats: priests, and the scribes, and the elders

33. And he shall set the sheep on his of the people, unto the palace of the right hand, but the goats on the left. high priest, who was called Caiaphas, 34 Then shall the King say unto them 4 And consulted that they might take on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of Jesus by subtilty, and kill him, my Father, inherit the kingdom pre- 5 But they said, Not on the feast day, pared for you from the foundation of lest there be an uproar among the the world:

people. 35 For I was an hungred, and ye 6 Now when Jesus was in Bethany, gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye in the house of Simon the leper, gave me drink: I was a stranger, and 7 There came unto him a woman havye took me in:

ing an alabaster box of very precious 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was ointment, and poured it on his head, sick, and ye visited me: I was in pri- as he sat at meat. son, and ye came unto me.

8 But when his disciples saw it, they 37 Then shall the righteous answer had indignation, saying, To what pur him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee pose is this waste? an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, 9 For this ointment might have been and gave thee drink?

sold for much, and given to the poor. 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and 10 When Jesús understood it, he said took thee in? or naked, and clothed unto them, Why trouble ye the woo thee?

man? for she hath wrought a good 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in work upon me. prison, and came unto thee?

11 For ye have the poor always with 40 And the King shall answer and you; but me ye have not always, say unto them, Verily I say unto you, 12 For in that she hath poured this Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one ointment on my body, she did it for of the least of these my brethren, ye my burial. have done it unto me.

13 Verily I say untoyou, Wheresoever 41 Then shall he say also unto them this gospel shall be preached in the on the left hand, Depart from me, ye whole world, there shall also this, that cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared this woman hath done, be told 'for a for the devil and his angels:

memorial of her. 42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave 14. Then one of the twelve, called me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief gave me no drink:

priests, 43 I was a stranger, and ye took me 15 And said unto them, What will ye not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: give me, and I will deliver him unto sick, and in prison, and ye visited ine you? And they covenanted with him not.

for thirty pieces of silver. 44 Then shall they also answer him, 16 And from that time he sought op. saying, Lord, when saw we thee an portunity to betray him. hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or 17 I Now the first day of the feast of naked, or sick, or in prison, and did unleavened bread the disciples came not minister unto thee?

to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt 45 Then shall he answer them, saying, thou that we prepare for thee to eat Yerily I say unto you, Inasmuch as yo the passover? did it not to one of the least of these, 18 And he said, Go into the city to ye did it not to me.

such a man, and say unto him, The 46 And these shall go away into ever. Master saith, My time is at hand; I ļasting punishment; but the righteous will keep the passover at thy house into life eternal,

with my disciples.

19 And the disciples did as Jesus had CHAPTER XXVI. 1 The rulers conspire against Christ. 6 The the passover.

appointed them; and they made ready woman anointeth his head. 14 Judas sell.

even was come, he th him Christ eateth the passover: 28 20 Now when th instituteth his holy supper : 36 prayeth in sat down with the twelve. the garden : 47 and being betrayed with a kiss, 57 18 carried to Caiaphas, 69 and rily I say unto you, that one of you

21. And as they did eat, he

said, Vedenied of Peter.

shall betray me.

they had finished all these sayings, he ful, and began every one of them to said unto his disciples,

say unto him, Lord, is it I? 2 Ye know that after two days is the 23 And he answered and said, He that feast of the passover, and the Son of dippeth his hand with me in the dish, man is betrayed to be crucified. the same shall betray me.

Christ's prayer

ST. MATTHEW, XXVI. in the garden. 24 The Son of man goeth as it is from me, except I drink it, thy will be written of him: but woe unto that done. man by whom the Son of man is be- 43 And he came and found them atrayed! it had been good for that man sleep again: for their eyes were heavy. if he had not been born.

44 And he left them, and went away 25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, again, and prayed the third time, sayanswered and said, Master, is it I? He ing the same words. said unto him, Thou hast said. 45 Then cometh he to his disciples,

26 And as they were eating, Jesus and saith unto them, Sleep on now, took bread, and blessed it, and brake and take your rest: behold, the hour it, and gave it to the disciples, and is at hand, and the Son of man is besaid, Take, eat; this is my body. trayed into the hands of sinners.

27 And he took the cup, and gave 46° Rise, let us be going: behold, he thanks, and gave it to them, saying, is at hand that doth betray me. Drink ye all of it;

47 And while he yet spake, lo, Ju28 For this is my blood of the new das, one of the twelve, came, and with testament, which is shed for many for him a great multitude with swords the remission of sins.

and staves, from the chief priests and 29 But I say unto you, I will not elders of the people. drink henceforth of this fruit of the 43 Now he that betrayed him gave vine, untilthat day when I drink it new them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I with you in my Father's kingdom. shall kiss, that same is he: hold him 30 And when they had sungan hymn, fast. they went out into the mount of Olives. 49 And forthwith he came to Jesus,

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All and said, Hail, master; and kissed hiin. ye shall be offended because of me this 50 And Jesus said unto hiin, Friend, night: for it is written, I will sınite wherefore art thou come? Then came the shepherd, and the sleep of the flock they, and laid hands on Jesus, and shall be scattered abroad.

took him, 32 But after I am risen again, I will 51 And, behold, one of them which go before you into Galilee.

were with Jesus stretchedout his hand, 33 Peter answered and said unto him, and drew his sword, and struck a serThough all men shall be offended be- vant of the high priest's, and smote off cause of thee, yet will I never be of his ear. fended.

52 Then said Jesus unto him, Put up 31 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say again thy sword into his

place for all unto thee, That this night, before the they that take the sword shall perish cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. with the sword. 35 Peter said unto hin, Though I 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now should die with thee, yet will I not pray to my Father, and he shall predeny thee. Likewise also said all the senily give me more than twelve ledisciples.

gions of angels? 36 Then cometh Jesus with them 51 But how then shall the scriptures unto a place called Gethsemane, and be fulfilled, that thus it inust be? saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, 55 In that same hour said Jesus to while I go and pray yonder.

the multitudes, Are ye come out as 37 And he took with hiin Peter and against a thief with swords and staves the two sons of Zebedee, and began to for to take me? I sat daily with you be sorrowful and very heavy:

teaching in the temple, and ye laid no 38 Then saith heuntothen, My soulis hold on me, exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: 56 But all this was done, that the tarry ye here, and watch with me. scriptures of the prophets might be 39 And he went a little farther, and fulfilled. Then all the disciples forfell on his face, and prayed, saying, 0 sook him, and fled. my Father, if it be possible, let this 57 T And they that had laid hold on cup pass from me: nevertheless not as Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the I win, but as thou wilt.

high priest, where ihe scribes and the 40 And he cometh unto the disciples, elders were assembled. andfindeth them asleep, and saith unto 59 But Peter followed him afar off Peter, What, could ye not watch with unto the high priest's palace, and went me one hour?

in, and sat with the servants, to see 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not the erd. into temptation: the spirit indeed is 59 Now the chief priests, and elders, willing, but the flesh is weak.

and allthe council, sought false witness 4. He went away again the second against Jesus, to put him to death; time, and prayed, saying, O my Fa- 60 But found none: yea, though many ther, if this cup may not pass away false witnesses came, yjet found they

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