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The Pharisees reproved. S. Luke. Rich man and Lazarus. to yourselves friends d of the phets were until John; since mammon e of unrighteousness; that time the kingdom of God that, when ye fail, they may is preached, and every man receive you into everlasting presseth into it. habitations.

17 And it is easier for 10 He that is faithful in heaven and earth to

pass, than that which is least, is faithful one tittle of the law to fail. also in much; and he that is 18 Whosoever putteth away unjust in the least, is unjust his wife, and marrieth another, also in much.

committeth adultery; and who11 If, therefore, ye have not soever marrieth her that is put been faithful in the unrighteous away from her husband, commammon, who will commit to mitteth adultery. your trust the true riches? 19 There was a certain 12 And if

ye

have not been rich man, which was clothed faithful in that which is an- in purple and fine linen, and other man’s, who shall give fared sumptuously every day: you that which is your own?

20 And there was a certain 13 No servant can serve two beggar named Lazarus, which masters; for either he will was laid at his gate full of hate the one, and love the sores, other; or else he will hold to 21 And desiring to be fed the one, and despise the other. with the crumbs which fell Ye cannot serve God and mam- from the rich man's table;

moreover, the dogs came and 14 | And the Pharisees licked his sores. also, who were covetous, heard 22 And it came to pass that all these things; and they de- the beggar died, and was carrided him.

ried by the angels into Abra15 And he said unto them, ham’s bosom; the rich man Yeare they which justify your- also died, and was buried; selves before men; but God 23 And in hell he lifted

up knoweth your hearts; for that his eyes, being in torments, which is highly esteemed a- and seeth Abraham afar off, mong men is abomination in and Lazarus in his bosom. the sight of God.

24 And he cried, and said, 16 The law and the pro- Father Abraham, have mercy

on me, and send Lazarus, that d Make to yourselves, &c. that is, he may dip the tip of his finger be wise so to improve the mammon of unrighteousness, or the riches of for I am tormented in this

in water, and cool my tongue; this world, in deeds of charity and beneficence, as to secure the friend

flame. ship of God, and everlasting life.

25 But Abraham said, Son, ¢ Mammor, riches

remember that thou in thy life

mon.

Avoid giving offence.

Chap. xvii.

The power of faith. time receivedst thy good things, a millstone were hanged about and likewise Lazarus evil his neck, and he cast into the things; but now he is com- sea, than that he should offend forted, and thou art tormented. one of these little ones. 26 And besides all this, be

3 1 Take heed to yourtween us and you there is a selves; If thy brother trespass great gulf fixed; so that they against thee, rebuke him; and which would pass from hence if he repent, forgive him. to you cannot ; neither can

4 And if he trespass against they pass to us that would come thee seven times in a day, and from thence.

seven times in a day turn 27 Then he said, I pray again to thee, saying, I repent; thee, therefore, father, that thou shalt forgive him. thou wouldest send him to my 59 And the apostles said unfather's house :

to the Lord, Increase our faith. 28 For I have five brethren;

6 And the Lord said, If ye that he may testify unto them, had faith a as a grain of muslest they also come into this tard-seed, ye might say unto place of torment.

this sycamore-tree, Be thou 29 Abraham saith unto him, plucked up by the root, and be They have Moses and the thou planted in the sea ; and prophets ; let them hear them. it should obey you.

30 And he said, Nay, fa- But which of you, having ther Abraham; but if one went a servant plowing, or feeding unto them from the dead they cattle, will say unto him by will repent.

and by, when he is come from 31 And he said unto him, the field, Go and sit down to If they hear not Moses and meat ? the prophets, neither will they

8 And will not rather

say be persuaded though one rose unto him, Make ready where from the dead.

with I may sup, and gird thy

self, and serve me, till I have CHAP. XVII.

eaten and drunken; and af1 To avoid occasions of offence. terward thou shalt eat and

3 One to forgive another. 6 drink? The power of faith. 11 The 9 Doth he thank that serten lepers. 24 The manner vant because he did the things of Christ's coming

that were commanded him? I THEN said he unto the trow not.b disciples, It is impossible but 10 So likewise ye, when ye that offences will come; 'but shall have done all those things wo unto him through whom

a If ye had true

faith, though it be they come!

small as a grain of mustard-seed. 2 It were better for him that. 6 I trow not, I suppose not.

within you.

Ten lepers are cleansed. S. Luke. The manner of Christ's which are commanded you,

21 Neither shall they say, say, We are unprofitable ser- Lo here! or lo there!d før, vants; we have done that behold, the kingdom of God is which was our duty to do. 11 1 And it came to pass,

22 And he said unto the as he went to Jerusalem, that disciples, The days will come he passed through the midst when ye shall desire to see one of Samaria and Galilee. of the days of the Son of man,

12 And as he entered into and ye shall not see it. a certain village there met 23 And they shall say to him ten men that were lepers, you, See here; or, see there; which stood afar off:

go not after them, nor follow 13 And

they
lifted

up

their them. voices, and said, Jesus, Mas- 24 For as the lightning, that ter, have mercy on us.

lighteneth out of the one part 14 And, when he saw them, under heaven, shineth unto the he said unto them, Go shew other part under heaven; so yourselves unto the priest. shall also the Son of man be And it came to pass, that, as

in his day. they went, they were cleansed. 25 But first must he suffer

15 And one of them, when many things, and be rejected he saw that he was healed, of this generation. turned back, and with a loud 26 And as it was in the days voice glorified God,

of Noe, so shall it be also in 16 Ănd fell down on his face the days of the Son of man. at his feet, giving him thanks; 27 They did eat, they drank, and he was a Samaritan. they married wives, they were

17 And Jesus answering, given in marriage, until the said, Were there not ten day that Noe entered into the cleansed ? but where are the ark; and the flood came and nine ?

destroyed them all. 18 There are not found that 28 Likewise also as it was return to give glory to God, in the days of Lot; they did save this stranger.

eat, they drank, they bought, 19 And he said unto him, they sold, they planted, they Arise, go thy way; thy faith builded : hath made thee whole.

29 But the same day that 20 And when he was de- Lot went out of Sodom it rainmanded of the Pharisees when ed fire and brimstone from the kingdom of God should come, he answered them, and

d Lo bere, or lo there, that is, they said, The kingdom of God in this, or in that particular place;

the kingdom of God is cometh not with observation.c this is a spiritual kingdom, establish

6 Observation, Show or parade. ed in the hearts of men.

shall not say,

bed;

coming to judgment. Chap. xviii. Importunate widow. heaven, and destroyed them all. 15 Children brought to Christ.

30 Even thus shall it be in 28 AU to be left for Christ's the day when the Son of man sake. is revealed.

AND he spake a parable 31 In that day, he which unto them to this end, that shall be upon the house-top, men ought always to pray, and and his stuffe in the house, let not to faint; him not come down to take it 2 Saying, There was in a away, and he that is in the city a judge which feared not field, let him likewise not re- God, neither regarded man: turn back.

3 And there was a widow 32 Remember Lot's wife. in that city, and she came un

33 Whosoever shall seek to to him, saying, Avenge me of save his life, shall lose it; and mine adversary.a whosoever shall lose his life, f

4 And he would not for a shall preserve it.

while; but afterward he said 34 I tell you, In that night within himself, Though I fear there shall be two men in one not God, nor regard man;

the one shall be taken, 5 Yet because this widow and the other shall be left. troubleth me I will avenge

35 Two women shall be her,b lest by her continualcomgrinding together; the one ing she weary me. shall be taken, and the other 6 And the Lord said, Hear left.

what the unjust judge saith. 36 Two men shall be in the ng And shall not God avenge field; the one shall be taken, his own elect, which cry day and the other left.

and night unto him, though 37 And they answered, and he bare long with them? said unto him, Where, Lord Pg 8 I tell you, that he will aAnd he said unto him, Where- venge them speedily. Neversoever the body is, h thither theless, when the son of man will the eagles be gathered to- cometh, shall he find faith on gether.

the earth ?

9 And he spake this parCHAP. XVIII.

able unto certain which trust1 The importunate widow. 9 ed in themselves that they The Pharisee and publican. were righteous, and despised

others : His stuff, his furniture or goods. 10 Two men went up into f Wbosoever shall lose his life, (for the temple to pray; the one my sake, shall have life everlasting.

g Where Lord? Where, and on whom will such calamity fall ?

a Avenge me, &c. Do me justice b Wberesoever the body is, &c. See on my adversary. Matt. xxiv, 28, notes f and

6 Avenge her, do her justice.

sess.

Publican and Pharisee. S. Luke. The danger of riches, a Pharisee,c and the other a asked him, saying, Good Maspublican.d

ter, what shall I do to inherit 11 The Pharisee stood and eternal life? prayed thus with himself, God, 19 And Jesus said unto him, I thank thee that I am not as Why callest thou me good ? other men åre, extortioners, none is good save one, that is, "unjust, adulterers, or even as God. this publican.

20 Thou knowest the com12 I fast twice in the week, mandments, Do not commit I give tithes e of all that I pos- adultery, Do not kill, Do not

steal, Do not bear false wit13 And the publican stand- ness, Honour thy father and ing afar off, would not lift up thy mother. so much as his eyes unto 21 And he said, All these heaven, but smote upon his have I kept from my youth up; breast, saying, God be merci- 22 Now, when Jesus heard ful to me a sinner.

these things, he said unto him, 14 I tell you, This man

Yet lackest thou one thing; went down to his house justi- sell all that thou hast, and fied rather than the other; for distribute unto the poor, and every one that exalteth him- thou shalt have treasure in self shall be abased; and he heaven; and come, follow that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

23 And when he heard this 15 4 And they brought'un- he was very sorrowful; for he to him also infants, that he was very

rich. would touch them; but when 24 And when Jesus saw his disciples saw it they re- that he was very sorrowful, buked them.

he said, How hardly shall they 16 But Jesus. called them that have riches enter into the unto him, and said, Suffer lit- kingdom of God! tle children to come unto me,

25 For it is easier for a and forbid them not; for of camel to go through a needle's such is the kingdom of God. eye

than for a rich man to enter 17 Verily I say unto you, into the kingdom of God. f Whosoever shall not receive 26 And they that heard it, the kingdom of God as a little said, Who then can be saved child, shall in no wise enter 27 And he said, The things therein.

which are impossible with men 18 1 And a certain ruler are possible with God. o Pharisee. See Introduction, p. 6. of Verse 25th means, that it is imd Publican. See Matt. V. 46. possible for a man, who trusts in his

e Tithe, a tenth part, which was riches, to be an obedient subject to devoted to God or religious use.

Jesus Christ.

me.

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