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He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, "Loose him, and let him go.”
Many therefore of the Jews, who came to Mary and beheld that which he did, believed on him. But some of them went away to the Pharisees; and told them the things which Jesus had done.
THE DECISION OF THE COUNCIL.
The chief priests therefore and the Pharisees gathered a council, and said, “What do we? for this man doeth many signs. If we let him thus alone, all men will believe on him: and the Romans will come and take away both our place and our nation."
But a certain one of them, Caiaphas, being high priest that year, said unto them, “Ye know nothing at all, nor do ye take account that it is expedient for you that one man should die for the people, and that the whole nation perish not."
Now this he said not of himself: but being high priest that year, he prophesied that Jesus should die for the nation; and not for the nation only, but that he might also gather together into one the children of God that are scattered abroad.
So from that day forth they took counsel that they might put him to death.
HIS WITHDRAWAL TO EPHRAIM
THE COMING OF THE KINGDOM. Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews, but departed thence into the country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there he tarried with the disciples.
And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he answered them and said, “The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: neither shall they say, 'Lo, here ! or, 'There! for lo, the kingdom of God is within you.”
And he said unto the disciples, “The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they shall say to you, 'Lo, there !' 'Lo, here !' go not away, nor follow after them; for 'as the lightning, when it lighteneth out of the one, part under the heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things and be rejected of this generation.
"And as it came to pass in the days of Noah, even so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise even as it came to pass in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all: after the same manner shall it be in the day that the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he that shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not go down to take them away; and let him that is in the field likewise not return back. Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to gain his life shall lose it;
but whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it."
THE UNJUST JUDGE. And he spake a parable unto them to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to faint; saying, “There was in a city a judge, who feared not God, and regarded not man: and there was a widow in that city; and she came oft unto him, saying, 'Avenge me of mine adversary.' And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, 'Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet because this widow troubleth me, I will. avenge her, lest she wear me out by her continual coming.' And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge saith. And shall not God avenge his elect, that cry to him day and night, and yet he is longsuffering over them? I say unto you, that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?”.
THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN. And he spake also this parable unto certain who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and set all others at nought: “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank thee, that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week; I give tithes of all that I get.' But the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote his breast, saying, 'God, be thou merciful to me
a sinner.' I say unto you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be humbled; but he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.”
CONCERNING DIVORCE. And there came unto him Pharisees, trying him, and saying, “Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?”
And he answered and said, "Have ye not read, that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife; and the two shall become one flesh?' So that they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.”
They say unto him, “Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorcement, and to put her away?"
He saith unto them, “Moses for your hardness of heart suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it hath not been so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he that marrieth her when she is put away committeth adultery.”
The disciples say unto him, “If the case of the man is so with his wife, it is not expedient to marry.”.
But he said unto them, “Not all men can receive this saying, but they to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs, that were so born from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, that were made eunuchs by men: and there are eunuchs, that made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.”
JESUS AND THE CHILDREN. And they were bringing unto him little children, that he should touch them: and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was moved with indignation, and said unto them, “Suffer the little children to come unto me; forbid them not: for to such belongeth the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall in no wise enter therein."
And he took them in his arms, and blessed them, laying his hands upon them.
THE Rich YOUNG RULER. And behold, as he was going forth into the way, a certain ruler ran to him, and kneeled to him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?"
And he said unto him, “Why askest thou me concerning that which is good ? None is good, save one, even God: but if thou wouldest enter into life, keep the commandments.”
He saith unto him, “Which?"
And Jesus said, “Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Honor thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.”
The young ruler saith unto him, “All these things have I observed from my youth up; what lack I yet?”.
And Jesus, looking upon him, loved him, and said unto him, “One thing thou lackest yet: if thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.”
But when the young man heard the saying, his coun