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The danger of riches. Chap. x. Christ's death foretold. in heaven;


up left house, or brethren, or sisthe cross b and follow me.c ters, or father, or mother, or

22 And he was sad at that wife, or children, or lands, for saying, and went away griev- my sake and the Gospel's, ed; for he had great posses

30 But he shall receive an sions.

hundred-fold now in this time,d 23 | And Jesus looked houses, and brethren, and sisround about, and saith unto his ters, and mothers, and childisciples, How hardly shall dren, and lands, with persecuthey that have riches enter tions; and in the world to into the kingdom of God! come eternal life.

24 And the disciples were 31 But many that are first astonished at his words. But shall be last; and the last Jesus answereth again, and first. e saith unto them,

Children, how 32 9 And they were in the hard is it for them that trust way going up to Jerusalem ; in riches to enter into the king- and Jesus

went before them ; dom of God!

and they were amazed; and 25 It is easier for a camel as they followed they were to go through the eye of a nee- afraid. And he took again dle, than for a rich man to the twelve, and began to tell enter into the kingdom of God. them what things should hap

26 And they were astonish- pen unto them, ed out of measure, saying 33 Saying, Behold, we go among themselves, Who then up to Jerusalem, and the Son can be saved ?

of man shall be delivered unto 2o And Jesus, looking upon the chief priests, and unto the them, saith, With men it is scribes; and they shall conimpossible, but not with God; demn him to death, and shall for with God all things are

deliver him to the Gentiles : possible.

84 And they shall mock 28 4 Then Peter began to him, and shall scourge him, say unto him, Lo, we have left and shall spit upon him, and all, and have followed thee. shall kill him; and the third

29 And Jesus answered, and day he shall rise again. said, Verily I say unto you, 35 ( And James and John, There is no man that hath the sons of Zebedee, come un

to him, saying, Master, we b Take up the cross, endure hard would that thou shouldest do ship, trial and persecution for the for us whatsoever we shall deGospel's sake.

sire. c Follow follow

my example in a holy life, in acts of benevolence

36 And he said unto them, and in entire devotion to the cause

d In this time, in this life.
e Note Matt. xix. 30.


pf religion.


Ambition reproved.

S. Mark. Blind Bartimeus cured. What would ye that I should 43 But so shall it not be do for you?

among you; but whosoever 37 They said unto him, will be great among you shall Grant unto us that we may sit, be your minister; one on thy right hand, and the 44 And whosoever of you other on thy left hand, in thy will be the chiefest shall be glory.

servant of all. 38 But Jesus said unto 45 For even the son of them, Ye know not what ye came not to be ministered unto, ask; can ye drink of the cup but to minister h and to give that I drink of? and be bap- his life a ransom for many. tized with the baptism that I 46 ( And they came to Jeam baptized with? f

richo; and as he went out of 39 And they said unto him, Jericho with his disciples, and We can.

And Jesus said un a great number of people, to them, Ye shall indeed drink blind Bartimeus, the son of of the cup that I drink of; and Timeus, sat by the highwaywith the baptism that I am side begging: baptized withal shall ye be 47 And when he heard that baptized :

it was Jesus of Nazareth, he 40 But to sit on my right began to cry out, and say,

Jehand and on my left hand is sus, thou son of David, have not mine to give; but it shall mercy on me. be given to them for whom it is 48 And many charged him prepared.

that he should hold his peace; 41 And when the ten heard but he cried the more a great it they began to be much dis- deal, Thou son of David, have pleased with James and John. mercy on me.

42 But Jesus called them 49 And Jesus stood still, to him and saith unto them, Ye and commanded him to be calknow that they which are ac- led. And they call the blind counted to rule over the Gen- man, saying unto him, Be of tiles exercise lordship over good comfort, rise; he calleth them; and their great ones

thee. exercise authority upon them:g 50 And he, casting away

of Can ye, &c. Are you able to suf- his garment, rose, and came to fer with me and to follow my exam

Jesus. ple in bearing patiently all manner 51 And Jesus answered and of injuries, and even death itself for said unto him, What wilt thou the sake of truth?

that I should do unto thee? Ye know, that among the Gentiles or the nations of this world their The blind man şaid unto him, princes or rulers exercise lordship or dominion over their subjects, and h The Son of man came not to be their great ones authority upon them. served, but to serva

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Christ entereth Jerusalem. Chap. xi. The fruitless fig-tree. Lord, that I might receive my 8 And many spread their sight.

garments in the way; and 52 And Jesus said unto him, others cut down branches off Go thy way; thy faith hath the trees, and strewed them in made thee whole. And imme- the way. diately he received his sight, 9 And they that went before, and followed Jesus in the way. and they that followed, cried,

saying, Hosanna ; a Blessed is CHAP. XI.

he that cometh in the name of 1 Christ rideth with triumph 'the Lord ; into Jerusalem ; 12 he curs

10 Blessed be the kingdom eth the fruitless fig-tree. of our father David, that com

AND when they came nigh eth in the name of the Lord; to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage Hosanna in the highest. and Bethany, at the mount of 11 And Jesus entered into Olives, he sendeth forth two Jerusalem, and into the temof his diseiples,

ple; and when he had looked 2 And saith unto them, Go round about upon all things, your way into the village over and now the even-tide was against you; and as soon as come, he went out unto Bethaye be entered into it ye shall ny with the twelve. find a colt tied, whereon never

12 | And on the morrow, man sat; loose him, and bring when they were come from him.

Bethany, he was hungry: 3 And if any man say unto

13 And seeing a fig tree you, Why do ye this? say ye afar off having leaves, he came, that the Lord hath need of if haply he might find any him; and straightway he will thing thereon; and when he send him hither.

came to it he found nothing but 4 And they went their way, leaves; for the time of figs and found the colt tied by the was not yet. door without, in a place where 14 And Jesus answered and two

and they loose said unto it, No man eat fruit of him.

thee hereafter for eyer. And 5 And certain of them that his disciples heard it. stood there said unto them, 15 | And they come to JeWhat do ye, loosing the colté rusalem ; and Jesus went into

6 And they said unto them the temple, and began to cast even as Jesus

had commanded; out them that sold and bought and they let them go.

in the temple, and overthrew 7 And they brought the colt the tables of the money-changto Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat ap

a Hosanna, ans exclamation of on him.

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Christ reasoneth

S. Mark.

with the scribes." ers, and the seats of them that receive them, and shall have sold doves;

them. 16 And would not suffer 25 And when ye stand pray. that any man should carry any ing forgive, if ye have ought vessel through the temple. against any; that your father

17 And he taught, saying also which is in heaven may anto them, Is it not written, forgive you your trespasses. My house shall be called of 26 But if ye do not forgive, all nations the house of prayer? neither will your Father which but ye have made it à den of is in heaven forgive your tresthieves.

passes. 18 And the scribes and chief 27 [ And they come again priests heard it, and sought to Jerusalem; and, as he was how they might destroy him; walking in the temple, there for they feared him, because come to him the chief priests, all the people was astonished and the scribes, and the elders, at his doctrine.

28 And say unto him, By 19 And when even was what authority doest thou these come he went out of the city. things? and who gave thee this

20 1 And in the morning, authority to do these things as they passed by, they saw 29 And Jesus answered and the fig-tree dried up from the said unto them, I will also ask roots.

of you one question, and answer 21 And Peter, calling to re.. me, and I will tell you by what membrance, saith unto him, authority I do these things. Master, behold, the fig-tree 30 The baptism of John, which thou cursedst is wither. was it from heaven, or of men ?

22 And Jesus answering, 31 And they reasoned with saith unto them, Have faith themselves, saying, If we shall in God.

say, From heaven; he will 23 For verily I say unto say, Why then did ye not beyou, That whosoever shall


lieve him : unto this mountain, Be thou 32 But if we shall say,

Of removed, and be thou cast into men; they feared the people; the sea;

and shall not doubt for all men counted John, that in his heart, but shall believe he was a prophet indeed. that those things which he 33 And they answered and saith shall come to pass; he said unto Jesus, We cannot shall have whatsoever he saith. tell. And Jesus answering,

24 Therefore I say unto you, saith unto them, Neither do I What things soever ye desire tell you by what authority I when ye pray, believe that ye de these things.

ed away.

answer me.

Parable of the vineyard. Chap. xii. Paying of tribute. CHAP. XII.

killed him, and cast him out

of the vineyard. 1 The parable of the vineyard. 13 Touching the paying of lord of the vineyard do ? He

9 What shall therefore, the rection. 41 The widow and will come and destroy the husrection. 41 The widow and bandmen, and will give the her two mites.

vineyard unto others. AND he began to speak un. 10 And have ye not read to them by parables. A cer- this scripture, The stone which tain man planted a vineyard, the builders rejected is become and set an hedge about it, and the head of the corner: digged a place for the wine-fat, 11 This was the Lord's doand built a tower, and let iting, and it is marvellous in our out to husbandmen, and went eyes

? into a far country.

12 And they sought to lay 2 And at the season he sent hold on him, but feared the to the husbandmen a servant, people; for they knew that that he might receive from he had spoken the parable athe husbandmen of the fruit of gainst them; and they left the vineyard.

him, and went their way. 3 And they caught him, and 13 4 And they send unto beat him, and sent him away him certain of the Pharisees, empty

and of the Herodians, to catch 4 And again he sent unto him in his words. them another servant ; and at 14 And when they were him they cast stones, and come, they say unto him, Maswounded him in the head, and ter, we know that thou art true, sent him away shamefully and carest for no man; for handled.

thou regardest not the person 5 And again he sent anoth- of men, but teachest the way er; and him they killed, and of God in truth; Is it lawful many others; beating some, to give tribute to Cesar or not? and killing some.

15 Shall we give, or shall 6 Having yet, therefore, one we not give ? But he, knowson, his well-beloved, he senting their hypocrisy, said unto him also last unto them, say- them, why tempt ye me ? bring ing, They will reverence my me a penny, that I may see it.

16 And they brought it. 7 But those husbandmen And he saith unto them, Whose said among themselves, This is this image and superscripis the heir; come, let us kill tion ? a And they said unte him, and the inheritance shall him, Cesar's.

a Whose is this image, &c. See 8 And they took him, and Matt. xxii. 20.


be ours.

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