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23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful, for he was very rich.

24 And when Jesus saw that lie was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God!'

25 Ami they that heard it, said, Who then can be saved?

27 And he said, The things which arc impossible with men are possible with God.

28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.

31 If Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are . written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

32 Tor he shall he delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.

34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jeruho, a certain blind man sat by the way-side begging:

36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.

37 And they told him, That Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.

38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.

39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. . ,.

40 And Jesus stood and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,

41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee ? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.

42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.

43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it. gave praise unto God.

CHAP. XIX. 1 The publican Zacckeus. 11 The ten pieces of money. 28 Christ rideth into Jerusalem, 41 weepeth over it, 45 and purgeth the temple. ^^ND Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.

2 And, behold, there was a man named Zaccheus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.

3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.

4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree, to see him: for he was to pass that way.

5 And when Jtsus came to the place, he looked up and saw him, and said unto him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come down; for to-day I must abide at thy house.

6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.

7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

8 And Zaccheus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him four-fold.

9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For tlre Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

11 I f And as they heard these things, he added and spake aparable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because

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they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

12 He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.

13 .And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.

14 But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this wait to reign over us.

15 And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading.

Ifi Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.'

.17 And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.

18 And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.

19 And be said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities.

20 And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, Which L have kept laid up in a napkin:

21 For 1 feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takedst up that thou layedst not down, and reapest that thou didst not sow.

22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knew est that I was an austere man, taking up that 1 laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming 1 might have required mine own with usury?

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) 2<3 For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath

6 "• shall shall be giveH; and from hhu that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. • «

27 But those mine enemies, which w ould not that I should reign over them, bring hither, aud slay theni before me.

28 If And when he had thus spoken, he went before, as-, cending up to Jerusalem.

29 And it came to pass, When he was come nigh to Beth-% phage and Bethany, at the mount called The mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples, . ..

30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

32 And they that w ere sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why Loose ye the colt? .. ".. .

34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the colt, and they sat Jesus thereon.

36 And as they went, they spread their clothes in the way. •! • /•

37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice aud praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

38 Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: Peace in heaven,, and glory in the highest,

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

41 «J And when he w as come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it,

42 Saying, if thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this

A a 3 thy thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace f but now they are hid from thine eyes.

43 For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

44 And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another; becaus* thou knewest not the time of thy visitation. i•

45 If And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;

~ 46 Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of piayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

47 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes, and the chief of the people, sought to destroy him,

48 And could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear hnn.

CHAP. XX. 1 Christ avoucheth his authority. 9 The parable of the •vineyard. 19 Of giving tribute to Conor. 27 Of the resurrection.

^^ND it came to pass, that on one of those days, as he • taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him, with the elders,

2 And spake unto him, saving, Tell us, By what authority doest thou these things r or who is he that gave thee this authority?

3 And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing, and answer me:

4 The Baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men?

5 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, VV hy then believed ye him not?

6 But and if we say, Of men ; all the people w ill stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet.

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