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taken away the key of knowledge : ye enter not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye

hindered. 53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things: 64 laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.

12 IN the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples ; First of all, beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is

2 nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. There

3 fore whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness shall be heard in the light: and that which

have spoken in the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetops.

* And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after


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5 will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath cast into hell: yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings? and not one of them is forgotten before God: ' but even the

very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore : ye are of more value than many sparrows. .

8 Also I say unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: ' but he that denieth me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man,

it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. "And when they bring you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how

or what thing ye shall answer, or what ye shall say: 12 for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.





13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge or a divider over you?

And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.

16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully: "and he thought within himself

, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits ?

And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided ?

21 So is he that layeth up



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treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore, I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what

ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.


The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. sider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than the fowls ?

25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit ? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest ? 27 Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is today in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, 0 ye

of little faith ? And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or


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ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that


have need of these things. rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good

, pleasure to give you the kingdom.

83 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. * For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let

your loins be girded about, and your lights burning ; 3 and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh they may open unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to




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