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Christ rideth to Jerusalem. Chap. xix. Jerusalem lamented.

24 And he said unto them garments upon the colt, and that stood by, Take from him they set Jesus thereon. the pound, and give it to him 36 And, as he went, they that hath ten pounds.

spread their clothes in the way. 25 (And they said unto him, 317 And when he was come Lord, he hath ten pounds.) nigh, even now at the descent

26 For I say unto you, That of the mount of Olives, the unto every one which hath whole multitude of the discishall be given; and from him ples began to rejoice & praise that hath not, even that he hath God with a loud voice, for all shall be taken away from him. the mighty works that they

27 But those mine enemies, had seen; which would not that I should 38 Saying, Blessed be the reign over them, bring hither, King that cometh in the name and slay them before me. of the Lord ; peace in heaven,

28 TAnd when he had thus and glory in the highest. spoken he went before, ascend 39 And some of the Phari. ing up to Jerusalem.

from among

the multitude 29. And it came to pass, said unto him, Master, rebuke when he was come nigh to thy disciples. Bethphage and Bethany, at the 40 And he answered, and mount called the mount of Ol- said unto them, I tell you, ives, he sent two of his disci. That if these should hold their ples,

peace, the stones would imine30 Saying, Go ye into the diately cry out. village over against you ; in

41 | And when he was come the which, at your entering, ye near he beheld the city, and shall find a colt tied, whereon wept over it, yet never man sat; loose him, 42 Saying, If thou hadst and bring him hither. known, even thou, at least in

31 And if any man ask you, this thy day, the things which Why do ye loose him? thus belong unto thy peace! but now shalt

ye say unto him, Because they are hid from thine eyes. the Lord hath need of him. 43 For the days shall come

32 And they that were sent upon thee, that thine enemies went their way,and found even shall cast a trench about thee, as he had said unto them.

6 Cast a trench about thee. This pro33 And, as they were loos- phecy was wonderfully fulfilled by ing the colt, the owners there. the Romans, when they besieged and of said unto them, Why loose took Jerusalem ; for in order to preye the colt ?

vent the Jews from escaping, Titus 34 And they said, the Lord the city with a wall

, and a deep wide

commanded his soldiers to encompass hath need of him.

ditch, which in three days was com. 35 And they brought him pleted, although the circuit was pears to Jesus; and they cast their ly five miles.

Christ teacheth in the temple. S. Luke.' Parable of the and compass thee round, and ing, Tell us, by what authority keep thee in on every side. doest thou these things ? or

44 And shall lay thee even who is he that gave thee this with the ground, and thy chil- authority ? dren within thee; and they. 3 And he answered, and shall not leave in thee one said unto them, I will also ask stone upon another; because you one thing and answer me: thou knewest not the time of 4 The baptism of John, thy visitation.c

was it from heaven, or of men ? 43 And he went into the 5 And they reasoned with temple, and began to cast out themselves, saying, If we shall them that sold therein, and say, From heaven; he will them that bought;

say, Why then believed ye 46 Saying unto them, It is him not? written, My house is the house 6 But and if we say, Of of prayer ; but ye have made men ; all the people will stone it a den of thieves.

us ; for they be persuaded 47 And he taught daily in that John was a prophet. the temple. But the chief

7 And they answered, That priests, and the scribes, and they could not tell whence it the chief of the people, sought was. to destroy him

8 And Jesus said unto them, 48 And could not find what Neither tell I you by what authey might do; for all the peo- thority I do these things. ple were very attentive to hear 9 4 Then began he to speak him.

to the people this parable; A

certain man planted a vineCHAP. XX.

yard and let it forth to hus1 Christ aroucheth his authori. bandmen, and went into a far

ty by a question of John's country for a long time. baptism. 9 the parable of the 10 And at the season he vineyard. 22 Of giving tri. sent a servant to the husbandbute to Cesar.

men, that they should give AND it came to pass, that him of the fruit of the vineon one of those days, as he yard; but the husbandmen taught the people in the tem- beat him, and sent him away ple, and preached the Gospel, empty, the chief priests and the scribes 11 And again he sent ancame upon him, with the elders, other servant; and they beat ; 2 And spuke unto him, says him also, and entreated him

shamefully, and sent him ac Because thou knewest not, &c. or way empty. hast disregarded the visitations of • 12 And again he sent a God's judgments and of his mercies third; and they wounded him to reform and save you.

also, and cast him Qute

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vineyard.

Chap. xx. Of paying tribute. 13 Then said the lord of men that they might take hold the vineyard, What shall I do? of his words, that so they I will send my beloved son; it might deliver him unto the may be they will reverence power and authority of the him when they see him. governor.

14 But when the husband 21 And they asked him saymen saw him they reasoned ing, Master, we know that among themselves, saying, thou sayest and teachest rightThis is the heir; come, let ly, neither acceptest thou the us kill him, that the inheri- person of any, but teachest tance may be ours.

the way of God truly; 15 So they cast him out of 22 Is it lawful for us to give the vineyard, and killed him. tribute c unto Cesar, or no ? What, therefore, shall the 23 But he perceived their lord of the vineyard do unto craftỉness, and said unto them, them ?

Why tempt ye me? 16 He shall come and de 24 Shew me a penny. Whose stroy these husbandmen, and image and superscriptiond shall give the vineyard to oth- hath it? They answered, and ers. And when they heard it, said, Cesar's. they said, God forbid.

25 And he said unto them, 17 And he beheld them, and Render, therefore, unto Cesar said, What is this then that is the things which be Cesar's, written, The stone which the and unto God the things which builders rejected, the same is be God's. become the head of the corner? 26 And they could not take

18 Whosoever shall fall hold of his words before the upon that stone shall be brok- people; and they marvelled en; but on whomsoever it shall at his answer, and held their fall, it will grind him to pow. peace.

27 Then came to him cer. 19. And the chief priests tain of the Sadducees, which and the scribes the same hour deny that there is any resursought to lay hands on him,b rection, and they asked him, and they feared the people;

28 Saying, Master, Moses for they perceived that he had wrote unto us, if any man's spoken this parable against brother die, having a wife, them.

and he die without children, 20 And they watched him, that his brother should take and sent forth spies, which his wife, and raise ир

seed unshould feign themselves just to his brother.

a Verses 17, 18. See Matt. xxi. notes f and Also Acts iv. note d. cTribute, taxes. b To lay hands on him, td take him,

d Superscription. See Matt. xxii. 20.

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Of the resurrection. S. Luke. The disciples cautioned.

29 There were, therefore, 39 Then certain of the seven brethren; and the first scribes answering, said, Mastook a wife, and died without ter, thou hast well said. ehildren,

40 And after that they 30 And the second took her durst not ask him any question to wife, and he died childless. at all.

31 And the third took her; 41 | And he said unto them, and in like manner the seven How say they that Christ is also; and they left no children David's son ? and died.

42 And David himself saith 32 Last of all the woman in the book of Psalms, The died also.

Lord said unto my Lord, Sit 33 Therefore in the resur- thou on my right hand, rection, whose wife of them is 43 Till I make thine eneshe ? for seven had her to mies thy footstool. wife.

44 David therefore, calleth 34 And Jesus answering, him Lord, how is he then his said unto them, The children of this world marry,

45 | Then, in the audience given in marriage :

of all the people, he said unto 35 But they which shall his disciples, be accounted worthy to obtain 46 Beware of the scribes, that world, and the resurrec which desire to walk in long tion from the dead, neither robes and love greetings in marry nor are given in mar the markets, and the highest riage :

seats in the synagogues,

and 36 Neither can they die the chief rooms at feasts; any more; for they are equal 47 Which devour widows' unto the angels; and are the houses, and for a shew h make children of God, being the chil- long prayers; the same shall dren of the resurrection.e receive greater damnation. 317 Now that the dead are

CHAP. XXI. raised, even Moses shewed at

1 The
poor

widow is commend. the bush, when he calleth the

ed. 5 The destruction of the Lord the God of Abraham,

temple and city is foretold. and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.

the God of those, who have fallen in38 For he is not a God of to everlasting death; therefore his the dead, but of the living ;f being called the God of Abraham, for all live unto him.

Isaac, and Jacob, who had died a nat

ural death, proves they still live in a & Resurrection of the dead. See Matt. future state, or that there is a resur

rection. f He is not a God of the dead but of & Greetings, ceremonious respect. the living. God cannot be said to be Shew, pretension of great piety.

xxii. 31.

Poor widow commended. Chap. xxi. Destruction of the temple.

AND he looked up, and saw tion, & kingdom against kingthe rich men casting their gifts dom : into the treasury

11 And great earthquakes 2 And he saw also a certain shall be in divers places, and poor widow casting in thither famines, and pestilences; and two mites.

fearful sights and great signs 3 And he said, Of a truth I shall there be from heaven. say unto you, That this poor 12 But before all these, they widow hath cast in more-than shall lay their hands on you, they all :

and persecute you, delivering 4 For all these have of their you up to the synagogues,

and abundance cast in unto the of- into prisons, being brought beferings of God; but she of her fore kings and rulers for my penury a hath cast in all the name's sake. living that she had.

13 And it shall turn to you 5 Ý And as some spake of for a testimony. the temple, how it was adorn 14 Settle it, therefore, in ed with goodly stones and your hearts, not to meditate gifts, he said,

before what

ye

shall answer ; 6 As for these things which 15 For I will give you a ye behold, the days will come, mouth and wisdom, which all in the which there shall not be your adversaries shall not be left one stone upon another able to gainsay nor resist. that shall not be thrown down. 16 And ye shall be betray

y And they asked him, say- ed both by parents, and brething, Master, but when shall ren, and kinsfolks, & friends, these things be ? and what and some of you shall they sign will there be when these cause to be put to death. things shall come to pass ? 17 And

ye

shall be hated of 8 And he said, Take heed all men for my name's sake. that

ye

be not deceived: for 18 But there shall not an many shall come in my name, hair of your head perish. saying, I am Christ; and the 19 In your patience possess time draweth near; go ye not, ye your

souls. therefore, after them.

20 And when ye shall see 9 But when ye shall hear of Jerusalem compassed with arwars and commotions be not mies, then know that the desoterrified; for these things must lation thereof is nigh. first come to pass, but the end 21 Then let them which are is not by and by.b

in Judea flee to the mountains; 10 Then said he unto them, and let them which are in the Nation shall rise against na midst of it depart out; and let a Penury, poverty.

not them that are in the counb Is not by and by. Is not yet.

tries enter thereinto.

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