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people ;) for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them: and they left him, and departed.


Then they send unto him some of the Pharisees, and of 14 the Herodians, to catch him in his discourse. And when they were come they say unto him, "Teacher', we know that thou art true, and carest not for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God 15 truly: Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or not? shall

we give, or shall we not give?" But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, "Why do ye try me? bring me 16 a denarius, that I may see it." And they brought it: and he saith unto them, "Whose is this image and inscription ?” 17 And they said unto him, "Cesar's." And Jesus answered, and said unto them, "Render unto Cesar the things which are Cesar's, and unto God the things which are God's." And they wondered at him.


Then the Sadducees come unto him, who say that there is 19 no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, "Teacher', Moses hath written unto us: 'If a man's brother die, and leave behind him a wife, but leave no children, that his bro

ther should take his wife, and raise up offspring to his bro20 ther.' There were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, 21 and, dying, left no offspring. And the second took her, and

died, neither left he any offspring: and the third in like man22 ner: so the seven had her, and left no offspring: last of all 23 the woman also died. When therefore they shall rise again

at the resurrection, whose wife of them will she be? for the 24 seven had her as their wife." Then Jesus answered, and

said unto them, "Do ye not err concerning this matter, not 25 knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God? For when persons rise again from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage: but are as the angels in heaven. 26 And concerning the dead, that they rise, have ye not read

Master, N t. Now, R. T. and N. t. 3 who are, R. T.; that are, N. t.

in the book of Moses, how at the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, 27 and the God of Jacob?' He is not the God of the dead, but1 of the living. Ye therefore greatly err."


Then one of the scribes came near, and, having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that Jesus had answered them well, asked him, "Which is the first commandment 29 of all?" And Jesus answered him, that "The first commandment of all is, 'Hear, O Israel; The Lord is our God: 30 the Lord is one3: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God

with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength.' This is the first com31 mandment. And the second is like it, "Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.' There is none other command32 ment greater than these." And the scribe said unto him, "In truth, Master, thou hast said well: that he is one*; 33 and there is none other but he and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacri34 fices." And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said unto him, “Thou art not far from the kingdom of God." And no man after that durst ask him any further question.

Then Jesus spake and said, while he taught in the temple, "How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David? 36 For David himself said by the holy spirit, 'Jehovah saith"

unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine 37 enemies thy footstool.' David therefore himself calleth him Lord: how is he then his son *?" And the multitude of the people heard him gladly.


the God, R. T. The first of all the commandments is, R. T. 3 See Clarke: "is one Lord," N. Or, there is one God, R. T. and N. 5 said, R. T.

* David transported in prophetic vision to the times of the Messiah, speaks of his illustrious descendant, the anointed king of the chosen people, and the prophet of the new dispensation, as his superior and chief. See Matt. xxii. 41.

Then he said unto them in his teaching, "Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in robes, and salutations in the 39 market-places, and' the chief seats in the synagogues, and 40 the chief places at feasts: who devour the families of widows, and for a show make long prayers: these will receive an heavier condemnation."


And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and many that 42 were rich cast in much. And a certain poor widow came, 43 and cast in two mites, which make a farthing. And he call

ed unto him his disciples, and said unto them, “Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than 44 all who have cast into the treasury. For all they cast in from their abundance: but she from her want cast in all which she had, even all her substance."

CH. XIII. And as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, "Teacher 3, see what kind of stones, 2 and what kind of buildings are here." And Jesus answered, and said unto him, "Seest thou these great buildings? there will not be left one stone upon another, which will not be thrown down."


And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives, overagainst the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and An4 drew, asked him privately, "Tell us, when will these things be? and what will be the sign when all these things are about 5 to be accomplished?" And Jesus answered them, and began 6 to say, "Take heed that no man deceive you: For many will come in my name, saying, I am the Christ;' and will 7 deceive many. But when ye shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars, be not troubled: for these things must come to pass; but the end will not be yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be earthquakes in many places, and there will be famines and tu



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9 mults. These things are the beginnings of sorrows. But take ye heed to yourselves; for men will deliver you up to councils; and ye will be beaten in the synagogues, and ye will be brought before rulers and kings for my sake; for a 10 testimony unto them. And the gospel must first be preached 11 among all the gentiles. But when they bring you and deliver you up, take no anxious thought beforehand what shall speak, [nor meditate:] but whatsoever shall be given you at the time, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, 12 but the holy spirit. Now the brother will deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and children will rise up against their parents, and will cause them to be put 13 to death. And ye will be hated by all men for the sake of my name; but whosoever endureth unto the end, he shall be preserved.



"But when ye see the desolating abomination1 standing where it ought not, (let him who readeth consider,) then 15 let those that are in Judea flee to the mountains: and let

not him that is on the house-top go down into the house, 16 nor enter to take any thing out of his house. Nor let him 17 that is in the field turn back to take-up his mantle. But

alas for them that are with child, and for them that give 18 suck in those days! And pray that [your flight] be not in win19 ter. For in those days will be affliction, such as hath not

been from the beginning of the creation which God created, 20 unto this time; nor will be. And unless the Lord should shorten those days, no man could be preserved: but because of the elect whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days.


"And then, if any man say to you, 'Lo, here is Christ;' 22 or, Lo, there;' believe him not. For false Christs and


false prophets will rise, and will propose? signs and won23 ders, to deceive, if it were possible, even the elect. But take ye heed: lo, I have foretold you all things.

1 spoken of by Daniel the prophet, R.T. 2 will show, N.



"But in those days, after that affliction, the sun will be 25 darkened, and the moon will not give her light; and the

stars of heaven will fall, and the powers that are in the

26 heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the Son of man coming on the clouds with great power and glory. 27 And then he will send his messengers', and will gather together his chosen from the four winds, from the end of the earth to the end of heaven.

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"But learn a parable from the fig-tree: When its branch is now tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that the 29 summer is near: so likewise when ye see these things accomplishing, know ye that the Son of man is near, even at 30 the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation will not 31 pass away, till all these things be accomplished. Heaven and earth will pass away: but my words cannot pass away.


"But of that day or of that hour none knoweth; no, not the angels that are in heaven *, nor the Son +; but the Fa33 ther. Take heed, watch, and pray; for ye know not when 34 the time is. For the Son of man is as one going into an


other country, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the 35 porter to watch. Watch therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at evening, or at midnight, 36 or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning: lest he come

1 angels, N.

3 and, R. T.; or hour, N. t.

* Or messengers, i. e. prophets. In ver. 27 the apostles are called angels. Sn. "Nor the Son." Ambrose cites Mss. which omit this clause, and complains that it was introduced by the Arians. But all manuscripts and versions now extant retain it, and it is cited by early writers. It proves that Christ is not God, because his knowledge is limited. Nor can it be inferred from the climax that he is a superangelic being. All the instruments by which divine providence executes its purposes are called angels. And angels are represented as ministers of Christ and subject to his orders at the destruction of Jerusalem. Prophets are said to do what they are commissioned to predict. See Jer. i. 19. Thus Christ is said to have destroyed Jerusalem, and angels are represented as acting under him, when perhaps nothing more is intended than that Christ predicted the event which God in the course of his providence brought to pass.

2 elect, N.

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