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be weeping and gnashing of other virgins, saying, Lord, teeth.

Lord, open to us.

| 12 But he answered and said, CHAP. XXV.

Verily I say unto you, I know PARABLE OF THE VIRGINS. ||

I 13 Watch therefore : for ye THEN shall the kingdom of know neither the day nor the heaven be likened unto ten vir- hour wherein the Son of man gins which took their lamps, cometh. and went forth to meet the 14 For the kingdom of heaven bridegroom.

is as a man travelling into a far 2 And five of them were wise, country, who called his own and five were foolish.

servants, and delivered unto 3 They that were foolish took them his goods. their lamps, and took no oil 15 And unto one he gave five with them :

talents, to another two, and to 4. But the wise took oil in their another one ; to every man ac. vessels with their lamps.

cording to his several ability ; 5 While the bridegroom tar- and straightway took his jourried, they all slumbered and slept.

16 Then he that had received 6 And at midnight there was the five talents went and traded a cry made, Behold, the bride with the same, and made them groom cometh ; go ye out to other five talents. meet him.

17 And likewise he that bad 7 Then all those virgins arose, || received two, he also gained and trimmed their lamps. other two.

8 And the foolish said un- 18 But he that had received to the wise, Give us of your one, went and digged in the oil; for our lamps are gone earth, and hid his lord's mo. out.

ney. : 9 But the wise answered, say. || 19 After a long time the lord ing, Not so ; lest there be not of those servants. cometh, and enough for us and you : but reckoneth with them.

go ye rather to them that sell, 20 And so he that had re. · and buy for yourselves.

ceived five talents came, and 10 And while they went to brought other five talents, say. buy, the bridegroom came; and | ing, Lord, thou deliveredst un. they that were ready, went in to me five talents : behold, I with him to the marriage: and have gained besides them five the door was shut.

talents more. 11 Afterward came also the || 21 His lord said unto him,

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Well done, thou good and faith- || from him, and give it unto him ful servant ; thou hast been || which hath ten talents. faithful over a few things, I will | 29 For unto every one that make thee ruler over many hath, shall be given, and he things : enter thou into the joy shall have abundance : but from of thy lord.

him that hath not, shall be tak22 He also that had receiveden away even that which he tuo talents came, and said, || hath. Lord, thou deliveredst unto me 30 And cast ye the unprofittwo talents : behold, I have able servant into outer dark. gained two other talents besidesness : there shall be weeping them.

and gnashing of teeth. 93 His lord said unto him, 31 When the Son of man shall Tull done, good and faithful come in his glory, and all the sei vant : thou hast been faithful holy angels with him, then shall v'er a few things, I will make he sit upon the throne of his "hee ruler over many things : glory: unter thou into the joy of thy 32 And before him shall be lord.

gathered all nations ; and he ?4 Then he which had receiv. shall separate them one from ed the one talent came, and another, as a shepherd divideth sid, Lord, I knew thee, that bis sheep from the goats : thou art an hard man, reaping 33 And he shall set the sheep where thou hast not sown, and on his right hand, but the goats gathering where thou hast not on the left. strawed;

| 34 Then shall the King say 25 And I was afraid, and unto them on his right hand, went and hid thy talent in the Come, ye blessed of my father, earth: lo, there thou hast that || inherit the kingdom prepared is thine.

for you from the foundation of 26 His lord answered, and said the world ; unto him, Thou wicked and | 35 For I was an hungered, slothful servant, thou knewest || and ye gave me meat : I was that I reap where I sowed not, || thirsty, and ye gave me drink : and gather where I have not || I was a stranger, and ye took strawed ;

me in: 27 Thou oughtest therefore to 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: have put my money to the ex- I was sick, and ye visited me : changers, and then at my com- || I was in prison, and ye came ing I should have received mine unto me. own with usury.

| 37 Then shall the righteous 28 Take, therefore, the talent || answer him, saying, Lord, when



brethren, ye the chief Pelders of

saw we thee an hungered, and || but the righteous into life eterfed thee? or thirsty, and gave || nal. thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stran. . CHAP. XXVI. ger, and took thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee?

JUDAS BETRAYETH CHRIST. 39 Or when saw we thee sick, AND it came to pass, when or in prison, and came unto | Jesus had finished all these saythee?

ings, he said unto his disciples, - 40 And the King shall answer, 2 Ye know that after two days and say unto them, Nerily I is the feast of the passover, and say unto you, inasmuch as ye the Son of man is betrayed to have done it unto one of the be crucified. least of these my brethren, ye 3 Then assembled together have done it unto me.

the chief priests, and the scribes, 41 Then shall he say also un- and the elders of the people, to them on the left hand, De- unto the palace of the high part from me, ye cursed, into priest, who was called Caiaeverlasting fire, prepared for the phas, devil and his angels:

4. And consulted that they 42 For I was an hungered, || might take Jesus by subtilty, and ye gave me no meat : I was and kill him. thirsty, and ye gave me no 5 But they said, Not on the drink :

feast-day, lest there be an up43 I was a stranger, and ye || roar among the people. took me not in: naked, and | 6 Now, when Jesus was in ye clothed me not : sick, and Bethany, in the house of Siin prison, and ye visited me mon the leper,' not.

7 There came unto him a 44 Then shall they also an woman, having an alabaster box swer him, saying, Lord, when of very precious ointment, and saw we thee an hungered, or a. poured it on his head, as he sat thirst, or a stranger, or naked, at meat. or sick, or in prison, and did 8 But when his disciples saw not minister unto thee? it, they had indignation, saying,

45 Then shall he answer them, To what purpose is this waste ? saying, Verily I say unto you, 9 For this ointment might Inasmuch as ye did it not to have been sold for much, and one of the least of these, ye did | given to the poor. it not to me.

10 When Jesus understood it, 46 And these shall go away he said unto them, Why trouinto everlasting punishment : ble ye the woman? for she hath

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wrought a good work upon me. || 21 And as they did eat, he

11 For ye have the poor al-said, Verily I say unto you, ways with you ; but me ye that one of you shall betray me. have not always.

22 And they were exceeding 12 For in that she hath pour sorrowful, and began every one ed this ointment on my body, of them to say unto him, Lord, she did it for my burial.

is it I ? 13 Verily I say unto you, || 23 And he answered and said, Wheresoever this gospel shall He that dippeth his hand with be preached in the whole world, | me in the dish, the same shall there shall also this, that this betray me. woman hath done, be told for a 24 The Son of man goeth, as memorial of her.

it is written of him: but woe 14 Then one of the twelve, | unto that man by whom the called Judas Iscariot, went un- Son of man is betrayed ! it had to the chief priests,

been good for that man, if he 15 And said unto them, What had not been born. will ye give me and, I will de | 25 Then Judas, which betray. liver him unto you? and they led him, answered and said, covenanted with him for thirty Master, is it I ? He said unto pieces of silver.

him, Thou hast said. 16 And from that time he | 26 And, as they were eating, sought opportunity to betray Jesus took bread, and blessed him.

it, and brake it, and gave it to 17 Now, the first day of the the disciples, and said, Take, feast of unleavened bread, the eat; this is my body. disciples came to Jesus, saying | 27 And he took the cup, and unto him, Where wilt thou that ll gave thanks, and gave it to we prepare for thee to eat the them, saying, Drink ye all of passover?

it : 18 And he said, Go into the || 28 For this is my blood of city to such a man, and say un. the new testament, which is to him, The Master saith, My shed for many for the remissi. time is at hand: I will keep on of sins. the passover at thy house with 29 But I say unto you, I will my disciples.

not drink henceforth of this 19 And the disciples did as fruit of the vine, until that day, Jesus had appointed them; and | when I drink it new with you they made ready the passover. || in my Father's kingdom. 20 Now, when the even was 30 And when they had sung come, he sat down with the | an hymn, they went out into twelve,

|| the mount of Olives.

31 Then saith Jesus unto || asleep, and saith unto Peter, them, All ye shall be offended What! could ye not watch with because of me this night : forme one hour ? it is written, I will smite the 41 Watch and pray, that ye Shepherd, and the sheep of the enter not into temptation : the flock shall be scattered abroad. spirit indeed is willing, but the

32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Gali- 42 He went away again the selee.

cond time, and prayed, saying, 33 Peter answered, and said | O my Father, if this cup may unto him, Though all men shall not pass away from me, except be offended because of thee, yet I drink it, thy will be done. will I never be offended.

43 And he came and found 34 Jesus said unto him, Ve-them asleep again: for their rily I say unto thee, That this eyes were heavy. night, before the cock crow, 44 And he left them, and went thou shalt deny me thrice. away again, and prayed the

35 Peter said unto him, || third time, saying the same Though I should die with thee, words. yet will I not deny thee. Like- 45 Then cometh he to his diswise also said all the disciples. ciples, and saith unto them,

36 Then cometh Jesus with Sleep on now, and take your them unto a place called Geth- rest: behold, the hour is at semane, and saith unto the dis-hand, and the Son of man is beciples, Sit ye here, while I go trayed into the hands of sinand pray yonder.

ners. 37 And he took with him Pe- 46 Rise, let us be going : beter, and the two sons of Zebe- hold, he is at hand that doth bedee, and began to be sorrowful, || tray me. and very heavy.

47 And while he yet spake, lo, 38 Then saith he unto them, Judas, one of the twelve, came, My soul is exceeding sorrow- and with him a great multitude, ful, even unto death; tarry ye with swords and staves, from here, and watch with me. the chief priests and elders of

39 And he went a little fur- || the people. ther, and fell on his face, and | 48 Now he that betrayed him, prayed, saying, O my Father, I gave them a sign, saying, if it be possible, let this cup || Whomsoever I shall kiss, that pass from me: nevertheless, || same is he; hold him fast. not as I will, but as thou wilt. 49 And forthwith he came to

40 And he cometh unto the Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; disciples, and findeth them and kissed him.

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