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spoken by the prophet, saying; "Tell ye the daughter of Zion, behold, 5 thy king cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.") And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded 6 them, and brought the ass and the colt, and put on them their clothes, 7 and they set him thereon. And a very great multitude spread their gar- 8 ments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, 9 cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the LORD! Hosanna in the highest!

Christ on entering the city casts the buyers and sellers

out of the Temple.

Luke xix. 45.

AND when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city 10 was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, 11 This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And 12 Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves,' and said unto 13 them, It is written, "My house shall be called the house of prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves."

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chief priests.

AND the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; 14 and reproves the and he healed them. And when the chief priests and 15 scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David! they were sore displeased, and said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? 16 And Jesus saith unto them, Yea: have ye never read, "Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?".


He retires to Beth- AND he left them, and went out of the city into Bethany, 17 any in the evening. and he lodged there.

Mark xi. 11.

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the barren fig-tree.

NOW, in the morning, as he returned into the city, he 18 morning, he curses hungered. And when he saw a fig-tree in the way, he 19 Mark xi. 12. came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the fig-tree withered away.

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tirely withered. Mark xi. 20.

AND when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, 20 How soon is the fig-tree withered away! Jesus answered 21 and said unto them, Verily, I say unto you, if ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig-tree, but also, if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done. And all things whatsoever ye shall 22 ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.

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Luke xx. 1.

AND when he was come into the temple, the chief 23 Jews, who cap priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he him. Mark xi. 27. Was teaching, and said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority? And Jesus 24 answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I inrlike wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. 'The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men? And 25 they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him? But if we shall say, 26 Of men; we fear the people: for all hold John as a prophet. And 27 they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. But 28 Parable of the two what think ye? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in my vineyard. He answered and said, I will not; but afterward he repented, 29 and went. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he an- 30 swered and said, I go, sir: and went not. Whether of them twain did 31


the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you. For John came unto you in the way of 32 righteousness, and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the harlots believed him and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.

Parable of the vine

HEAR another parable: There was a certain house- 33 yard. Mark xii. 1. holder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round Luke xx. 9. about, and digged a wine-press in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country: and when 34 the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his 35 servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another. Again 36 he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise. But last of all, he sent unto them his son, saying, They will rever- 37 ence my son. But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among 38 themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance. And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, 39 and slew him. When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what 40 will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him, He will miserably 41 destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith 42 unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, "The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?" Therefore say I unto 43 you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whosoever shall fall on this 44 stone, shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder..

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AND when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard 45 sire to apprehend his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. But 46 him. when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

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AND Jesus answered and spake unto them again by 22 of the marriage parables, and said, 'The kingdom of heaven is like unto a 2 feast. certain king, which made a marriage for his son,' and 3 sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding : and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell 4 them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise. And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, 7 he was wroth and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage. So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered to- 10 gether all, as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. And when the king came in to see the guests, 11 he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment: and he saith 12 unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. 'Then said the king to his servants, 13 Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are 14 called, but few are chosen.


THEN went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they 15 He replies to the Herodians. Mark might entangle him in his talk. And they sent out unto 16 xii. 13. Luke xx. 20. him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell 17 us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or not? But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye 18 me, ye hypocrites? show me the tribute-money. And they brought unto 19 him a penny. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image, and super- 20 scription? They say unto him, Cesar's. Then saith he unto them, 21 Render therefore unto Cesar, the things which are Cesar's; and unto God, the things that are God's. When they had heard these words, they 22 marvelled, and left him, and went their way.

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THE same day came to him the Sadducees, which say 23 ducees. Mark xii. 18. that there is no resurrection, and asked him,' saying, Mas- 24 Luke xx. 27. ter, Moses said, "If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother." Now, 25 there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased; and having no issue, left his wife unto his brother. Like- 26 wise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And last of all the 27 woman died also. Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife shall she 28 be of the seven? for they all had her. Jesus answered and said unto 29 them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. For 30 in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. But as touching the resurrection of the 31 `dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, "I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Ja- 32 cob?" God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. And when 33 the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine..

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BUT when the, Pharisees had heard that he had put the 34 Pharisees. Mark Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. Then 35 xii. 28. one of them which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,' Master, which is the great commandment in 36 the law? Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the LORD thy God with 37 all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind." This is the 38 first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, "Thou 39 shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." On these two commandments hang 40 all the law and the prophets.

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WHILE the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus 41 Pharisees respecting asked them, 'saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son 42 xii. 35. Luke xx. 41. is he? They say unto him, The son of David. He saith 43 unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him LORD, saying, "The 44 LORD said unto my LORD, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.?" If David then call him LORD, how is he his son? 45 And no man was able to answer him a word; neither durst any man, 46 from that day forth, ask him any more questions.

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THEN spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, 23 saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. 2 their ostentation and All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that obhypocrisy, for their perverse interpreta- serve and do but do not ye after their works: for they the divine laws, and say, and do not. For they bind heavy burdens, and grievfor crucity to the ous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but Mark xii. 38. Luke they themselves will not move them with one of their finBut all their works they do for to be seen of men : they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,' and love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in 6

servants of God.

xix. 45.



the synagogues, ' and greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, 7 Rabbi, Rabbi. But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, 8 even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon 9 the earth for one is your Father which is in heaven. Neither be ye 10 called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. But he that is 11 greatest among you, shall be your servant. And whosoever shall exalt 12 himself, shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself, shall be exalted.


BUT wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up 13 the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering, to go in. Wo unto you, scribes and 14 Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and 15 land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him two-fold more the child of hell than yourselves. Wo unto you, ye blind 16 guides! which say, "Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing ; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.' Ye fools, and blind! for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that 17 sanctifieth the gold? And whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is 18 nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.' Ye fools, and blind! for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that 19 sanctifieth the gift? Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth 20 by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, 21 sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear 22 by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint, 23 and anise, and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. Ye blind guides! which strain at a gnat, and 24 swallow a camel. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! 25 for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee! cleanse first 26 that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye 27 are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so 28 ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Wo unto you scribes, and Pharisees, hypo- 29 crites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, and say, 'If we had been in the days of our 30 fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.' Wherefore, ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the 31 children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure 32 of your fathers. Ye serpents! ye generation of vipers! how can ye 33 escape the damnation of hell? Wherefore, behold, I send unto you 34 prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them ye shall kill and crucify, and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city; that upon you may come all the righteous 35 blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel, unto the blood of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. Verily, I say unto you, All these things shall come upon 36 this generation.

O Jerusalem! Jerusalem! thou that killest the prophets, and stonest 37 them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and

ye would not!' Behold, your house is left unto you desolate! 'For I say 38 unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the LORD!

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AND Jesus went out, and departed from the temple :24 disciples' queries, Je- and his disciples came to him for to show him the buildthe destruction of ings of the temple. And Jesus said unto them, See ye 2 Jerusalem. Mark not all these things? Verily, I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another that shall not be

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AND as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples 3 came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that 4 no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sor- 8


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THEN shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall 9 you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and 10 shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive 11 many. And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold. 12 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. 'And this 14 gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come. When ye, therefore, shall see 15 the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in. the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand,) ' then let them which 16 be in Judea flee into the mountains: let him which is on the house-top 17 not come down to take any thing out of his house: neither let him which 18 is in the field return back to take his clothes. And wo unto them that 19 are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! But pray ye 20 that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath-day: for 21 then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be. And except those days 'should 22 be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. Then if any man shall say unto you, 23 'Lo, here is Christ,' or 'there!' believe it not. For there shall arise false 24 Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders: insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, 25 I have told you before. Wherefore, if they shall say unto you, Behold, 26 he is in the desert! go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers! believe it not. For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth 27 even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered to- 28 gether.

IMMEDIATELY after the tribulation of those days, shall the sun be dark- 29 ened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: and then shall 30 appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his 31 angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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