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Christ reasoneth

S. Mark.

with the scribes. ers, and the seats of them that receive them, and ye shall have sold doves;

them. 16 And would not suffer 25 And when ye stand praythat any man should carry any ing forgive, if ye have ought vessel through the temple. against any; that your father

17 And he taught, saying also which is in heaven may unto them, Is it not written, forgive you your trespasses. My house shall be called of 26 But if ye do not forgive, all nations the house of prayer? neither will your Father which but ye have made it a den of is in heaven forgive your tresthieves.

passes. 18 And the scribes and chief 27 | And they come again priests heard it, and sought to Jerusalem; and, as he was how they might destroy him; walking in the temple, there for they feared him, because come to him the chief priests, all the people was astonished and the scribes, and the elders, at his doctrine.

28 And say unto him, By 19 And when even was what authority doest thou these come he went out of the city. things? and who gave thee this

20 And in the morning, authority to do these things ? as they passed by, they saw 29 And Jesus answered and the fig-tree dried up from the said unto them, I will also ask roots.

of you one question, and answer 21 And Peter, calling to re- me, and I will tell you by what membrance, saith unto him, authority I do these things. Master, behold, the fig-tree 80 The baptism of John, which thou cursedst is wither- was it from heaven, or of men?

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22 And Jesus answering, 31 And they reasoned with saith unto them, Have faith themselves, saying, If we shall in God.

say, From heaven; he will 23 For verily I say unto say, Why then did ye not beyou, That whosoever shall


lieve him? unto this mountain, Be thou 32 But if we shall

say, removed, and be thou çast inte men; they feared the people; the sea:; and shall not doubt for all men counted John, that in his heart, but shall believe he was a prophet indeed. that those things which he 33 And they answered and şaith shall come to pass; he said unto Jesus, We cannot shall have whatsoever he saith. tell. And Jesus answering,

24 Therefore I say unto you, saith unto them, Neither do I What things soever ye desire tell you by what authority I shen ye pray, believe that ye do these things.

Parable of the vineyard. Chap. xii. Paying of tribute. CHAP. XII.

killed him, and cast him out

of the vineyard. 1 The parable of the vineyard. 13 Touching the paying of lord of the vineyard do? He

9 What shall therefore, the tribute, 18 and the resurrection. 41 The widow and will come and destroy the hus

bandmen, and will give the her two mites.

vineyard unto others. AND he began to speak un- 10 And have ye not read to them by parables. A cer. this scripture, The stone which tain man planted a vineyard, the builders rejected is become and set an hedge about it, and the head of the corner : digged a place for the wine-fat, 11 This was the Lord's doand built a tower, and let it ing, and it is marvellous in our out to husbandmen, and went


? into a far country.

12 And they sought to lay 2 And at the season he sent hold on him, but feared the to the husbandmen a servant, people; for they knew that that he might receive from he had spoken the parable athe husbandmen of the fruit of gainst them; and they left the vineyard.

him, and went their way. 3 And they caught him, and 13 1 And they send unto beat him, and sent him away him certain of the Pharisees, empty.

and of the Herodians, to catch 4 And again he sent unto him in his words. them another servant ; and at 14 And when they were him they cast stones, and come, they say unto him, Maswounded him in the head, and ter, we know that thou art true, sent him away shamefully and carest for no man; for bandled.

thou regardest not the person 5 And again he sent anoth- of men, but teachest the way er; and him they killed, and of God in truth; Is it lawful many others; beating some, to give tribute to Cesar or not? and killing some.

15 Shall we give, or shall 6 Having yet, therefore, one we not give ? But he, knowson, his well-beloved, he senting their hypocrisy, said unto him also last unto them, say: them, why tempt ye me bring ing, They will reverence my me a penny, that I may see it. son.

16 And they brought it. 1 But those husbandmen And he saith unto them, Whose said among themselves, This is this image and superscripis the heir; come, let us kill tion ? a And they said unto him, and the inheritance shall him, Cesar's.

a Wbose is this image, &c.. See 8 And they took him, and Matt, xxii. 20.

be ours.

Resurrection of the dead. S. Mark. Of the first commandment.

17 And Jesus answering, 26 And as' touching e the said unto them, Render to Ce- dead, that they rise; have ye sar the things that are Cesar's, not read in the book of Moses, and to God the things that are how in the bush God spake unGod's. And they marvelled to him, saying, I am the God at him.

of Abraham, and the God of 18 4 Then come unto him Isaac, and the God of Jacob ? the Sadducees, b which say 27 He is not the God of the there is no resurrection; and dead, but the God of the living, they asked him saying, ye, therefore, do greatly err.

19 Master, Moses wrote un- 28 And one of the scribes to us, If a man's brother die, came, and having heard them and leave his wife behind him, reasoning together, and per: and leave no children, that his ceiving that he had answered brother should take his wife, them well, asked him, Which and raise up seed unto his is the first commandment of brother.

all ? 20 Now, there were seven 29 And Jesus answered him, brethren ; and the first took a The first of all the command. wife, and dying left no seed. ments is, Hear, O Israel; The

21 And the second took her, Lord our God is one Lord : and died, neither left he any 30 And thou shalt love tlie seed; and the third likewise. Lord thy God with all thy

22 And the seven had her, heart, and with all thy soul, and left no seed; last of all and with all thy mind, and the woman died also.

with all thy strength. This 23 In the resurrection, is the first commandment. therefore, when they shali 31 And the second is like, rise, whose wife shall she be namely this, Thou shalt love of them ? for the seven had thy neighbour as thyself. her to wife.

There is none other command24 And Jesus answering, ment greater than these. said unto them, Do ye not, 32 And the scribe said unto therefore, err, because ye know him, Well, Master, thou hast not the scriptures, neither the said the truth; for there is one

God; and there is none other 25 For when they shall rise but he: from the dead they neither 33 And to love him with all marry nor are given in mar- the heart, and with all the unriage; but are as the angels derstanding, and with all the which are in heaven.

c Touching, concerning. For an 6 Sadducecs. See Matt. xxii. 23. explanation of the 26 & 27th verses,

see Matt. xxi. 31, 32

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Scribes opinion refuted. Chap. xiii. Poor widow recommended. soul, and with all the strength, held how the people cast moand to love his neighbour as ney into the treasury; and himself, is more than all whole many that were rich cast in burnt-offerings and sacrifices.d much.

34 And when Jesus saw 42 And there came a certain that he answered discreetly, poor widow, and she threw in he said unto him, Thou art not two mites, which make a farfar from the kingdom of God. thing. And no man after that durst 43 And he called unto him ask him any question.

his disciples, and saith unto 35 [ And Jesus answered, them, Verily I say unto you, and said, while he taught in That this poor widow hath the temple, How say the scribes cast more in than all they that Christ is the son of David? which have cast into the

36 For David himself said treasury: by the Holy Ghost, The LORD 44 For all they did cast in said to my Lord, Sit thou on of their abundance ; but she my right hand, till I make of her want did cast in all that thine enemies thy footstool. she had, even all her living.

37 David, therefore, himself ealleth him Lord; and whence

CHAP. XIII. is he then his son ? And the

1 The destruction of the temple. Bommon people heard him gladly.

9 Persecutions for the Gospel.

10 The Gospel must be preach38 ? And he said unto them

ed to all nations. 14 Great in his doctrine, Beware of the

calamities to the Jews. 18 seribes, which love to go in

The Sadducees confuted. 35 long clothing, and love salutations e in the market-places,

A difficulty proposed to the

scribes. 39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the upper

AND as he went out of the most rooms at feasts ;

temple, one of his disciples 40 Which devour widows' saith unto him, Master, see houses, and for a pretence what manner of stones, and make long prayers; these what buildings, are here! shall receive greater damna

2 And Jesus answering, said tion.

unto him, Seest thou these 41 | And Jesus sat over a- great buildings. there shall gainst the treasury, and be- not be left one stone upon an

other, that shall not be thrown & Offerings, sacrifices and oblations

down. consisted in whatever was devoted or

3 And as he sat given to God.


the e Salutations. Tokens of respect mount of Olives, over against and honour.

the temple, Peter, and James,

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The destruction of the S. Mark. temple, &c. foretold. and John, and Andrew, asked 10 And the Gospel must him privately,

first be published among all 4 Tell us, when shall these nations. things be? and what shall be 11 But when they shall lead the sign when all these things you, and deliver you up, take shall be fulfilled

no thought beforehand what 5 And Jesus answering ye shall speak, neither do them, began to say, Take premeditate; but whatsoever heed, lesť any man deceive shall be given you in that hour, you:

that speak ye; for it is not ye 6. For

many shall come in that speak, but the Holy Ghost. my name, saying, I am Christ; 12 Now, the brother shall and shall deceive many. betray the brother to death, 7 And when ye shall hear and the father the son; and and rumours of


children shall rise up against be

ye not troubled; for such their parents, and shall cause things must needs be; but the them to be put to death. end shall not be yet.a

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shall be hated of 8 For nation shall rise a- all men for my name's sake; gainst nation, and kingdom but he that shall endure unto against kingdom; and there the end, the same shall be sav. shall be earthquakes in divers ed. places, and there shall be fa- 14 | But when


shall mines and troubles : these are the abomination of desolation,c the beginnings of sorrows. spoken of by Daniel the pro

9 But take heed to your- phet,standing where it ought selves; for they shall deliver not, (let him that readeth unyou up to councils ; and in the derstand,) then let them that synagogues ye shall be beaten; be in Judea flee to the moun and ye shall be brought before tains : rulers and kings for my sake, 15 And let him that is on for a testimony against them.) the house-top not go down ine But the end, i, e. the final destruc- therein, to take any thing out

to the house, neither enter tion of the temple, and the dispersion of his house: of the Jews by the Romans shall not be yet. Our Saviour's fortelling the

16 And let him that is in destruction of Jerusalem, and that the field not turn back again the Jews would be deprived of their for to take

up his garnient. kingdom, is a lasting proof of his 17 But wo to them that prophetic power. b For a testimony, &c.

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That may bear witness to them of the that give suck, in those days ! truth and reality of my religion by : vindicating and supporting it even at Tbe abomination, &c. See Matt. the risk of your lives.

xxiv, 15.

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