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25 God! It is easier that a camel should go through the eye of a needle, than that a rich man should enter into the king26 dom of God." And they were exceedingly amazed, saying 27 among themselves, "Who then can be saved?" And Jesus


looked on them, and saith, "With men it is impossible, but 28 not with God: for with God all things are possible." 1Peter began to say unto him, "Lo, we have left all, and have 29 followed thee." Jesus answered and said, "Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or 30 lands, for my sake and for the sake of the gospel, but he shall receive an hundred-fold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions *; and in the world to come everlasting 31 life. But many that are first will be last; and the last first." 32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were astonished; and, as they followed, were afraid. And he again took unto him the twelve, and began to tell them the things which were 33 about to befal him: "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests, and to the scribes; and they will condemn him to 34 death, and will deliver him up to the gentiles: and these will scoff at him, and will scourge him, and will spit on kim, and will kill him: and the third day he will rise again." And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, "Teacher, we request that thou wouldest do for 36 us whatsoever we shall ask." And he said unto them, "What 37 request ye that I should do for you?" Then they said unto him, "Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, 38 and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory." But Jesus



'And Peter, R. T. 2 But Jesus, R. T. 3 deride, N. 4 after three days, Mss. 6 desire, N.

5 Master, N. t.

* Or, as some read, after persecution. Bishop Pearce and Dr. Owen consider these words as a gloss, N.

said unto them, "Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup which I am to drink of? and be baptized with the 39 baptism which I am to be baptized with?" And they said unto him, "We can." And Jesus said unto them, "Ye will drink indeed of the cup which I am to drink of; and will be baptized with the baptism with which I am to be 40 baptized: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand,

is not mine to give, but to those for whom it is prepared.” 41 And when the ten heard it, they began to be moved with 42 indignation against James and John. But Jesus called them

to him, and saith unto them, "Ye know that those who rule* over the gentiles have dominion over them; and their 43 great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not

be so among you: but whosoever desireth to be great among 44 you, must be your servant: and whosoever desireth to be 45 chief of you, must be the slave of all. For even the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve; and to give his life a ransom for many +.”


And they come to Jericho: and as he was going out of Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimeus, that is, the son of Timeus, sat by the way-side, beg47 ging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and to say, "Jesus, thou son of David, 48 have pity on me." And many rebuked him, that he might

keep silence: but he cried out much more, "Thou son of 49 David, have pity on me." And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called: and they call the blind man, saying unto him, "Be of good courage, rise: he calleth 50 thee." And he cast away his mantle, and rose up, and came 51 to Jesus. And Jesus spake and saith unto him, "What desirest thou that I should do unto thee?" Then the blind man said unto him, "Rabboni ‡, that I may receive my

* See Abp. Newcome's note. His version is, "who seem worthy to rule." +i.e. a means of deliverance for all mankind. See Matt. xx. 28; Theolog. Repos. vol. i. p. 206.

Rabboni, i. e. My great Master. Master, or My Master, N.

52 sight." And Jesus said unto him, "Depart: thy faith hath restored thee." And immediately he received his sight, and followed him' in the way.

CH. XI. AND when they draw near to Jerusalem, to Bethphagé,

and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth two of his 2 disciples, and saith unto them, "Go into the town overagainst you; and immediately as ye enter into it, ye will find a colt tied, whereon no man ever sat: loose it, and 3 bring it to me. And if any one say unto you, 'Why do ye this?' say, "The Master hath need of it:' and immediately 4 he will send it hither." And they went away, and found a colts tied by a door without, in a place where two ways met; 5 and they loose it. And some of those who stood there said 6 unto them, "What do ye, loosing the colt?" And they

said to the men as Jesus had commanded ; and the men sent 7 them away. And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast 8 their mantles on it: and he sat on it. And many spread

their mantles in the way: and others cut down boughs off 9 the trees, and strewed them in the way. And those who went before, and those who followed, cried out, saying, Hosanna: Blessed be he who cometh in the name of the 10 Lord. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, which 11 cometh': Hosanna in the highest heavens." And Jesus


entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and the evening was now come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

And when they were come from Bethany on the morrow, 13 he was hungry. And when he saw a fig-tree at a distance, having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find any thing upon it; (but when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves;) for the season of gathering of figs was not come. 14 And he spake and said unto it, "Let no man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever." And his disciples heard it.

1 Jesus, R. T. and N. 2 Gr. sendeth. 3 the colt, R. T. 4 Or, had said, Mss.
5 Or, suffered them, C. xiv. 6, N. m.
6 Save now, N. 7 in the name of the
Lord, R. T. and N. Jesus spake, R. T. and N.; Gr. answering he said.


And they come to Jerusalem: and he went into the temple, and began to drive out those who sold and bought in the temple: and he overthrew the tables of the money16 changers, and the seats of those who sold doves; and would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the 17 temple. And he taught, saying unto them, "Is it not written, My house shall be called an house of prayer for all 18 the nations?' but ye have made it a den of robbers." And the scribes and the chief-priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all 19 the multitude was amazed at his doctrine. And when evening was come, he went out of the city.


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And in the morning as they passed by, they saw the fig21 tree withered away from the roots. And Peter remembered, and saith unto him, "Rabbi, behold, the fig-tree which 22 thou didst devote hath withered away." And Jesus an23 swered, and saith unto them, "Have faith in God3. For verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;' and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith will come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he 24 saith. Concerning this matter I say unto you, All things

whatsoever ye ask when ye pray, believe that ye will re25 ceive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand*

praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your offences. 26 But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your offences."


And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come unto him the chief-priests, 28 and the scribes, and the elders; and say unto him, "By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee 29 this authority to do these things?" And Jesus answered and said unto them, "I also will ask you one question; and

1 Jesus, R. T. and N. 2 Master, N. t. 3 of God, i. e. strong firm faith, Sn. 4 Or, are praying. See S. 128. N. m.

answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these 30 things: Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from 31 men?' answer me." And they reasoned among themselves,

saying, "If we say,From heaven;' he will say, 'Why 32 then did ye not believe him?' But if we say, 'From men;""

they feared the people: for all men accounted John to be a 33 prophet indeed. And they answered and say unto Jesus, "We know not." And Jesus answered, and saith unto them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things."

CH. XII. And he began to say unto them in parables, “A certain man planted a vineyard, and put an hedge about it, and digged a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to hus2 bandmen, and went into another country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. 3 But they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. 4 And again he sent unto them another servant: and at him

they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him 5 away shamefully treated. And he sent another; and him they killed, and many other; beating some, and killing some. 6 Now having still one son, beloved by him, he sent him also 7 last unto them, saying, 'They will reverence my son.' But

those husbandmen said among themselves, 'This is the heir; 8 come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' So they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the vine9 yard. What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.


"Have ye not read even this part of scripture? The stone which the builders rejected, is become the head stone of the 11 corner. This is the Lord's doing; and it is wonderful in our 12 eyes." And they sought to apprehend him, (but feared the

And again, R. T.

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