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CHRIST DINES WITH A PHARISEE.
Luke xi. 37-54. 37 And as he spake, a ert platter; but your inward part Pharisee besought him to dine is full of ravening and wickedwith him: and he went in, and
40 Ye fools, did not he sat down to meat*.
that made that which is withwhen the Pharisee saw it, he out, make that which is within marvelled that he had not first also ? 41 But rather give alms washed before dinner.
of such things as ye have: and, the Lord said unto him, Now behold, all things are clean do ye Pharisees make clean unto you.
42 But woe unto you, the outside of the cup and the Pharisees ! for ye tithe mint,
* See Vol. Ministry, pp. 179-181.
Luke xi. 37–54. and rue, and all manner of 45 Then answered one of the herbs, and pass over judgment lawyers, and said unto him, and the love of God: these Master, thus saying, thou reought ye to have done, and proachest us also.
46 And he not to leave the other undone. said, Woe unto you also, ye 43 Woe unto you, Pharisees ! for lawyers ! for ye lade men with ye love the uppermost seats in burdens grievous to be borne, the synagogues, and greetings and ye yourselves touch not in the markets. 44 Woe unto
the burdens with one of your you, scribes and Pharisees, fingers.
47 Woe unto you
! hypocrites! for ye are for ye build the sepulchres of graves which appear not, and the prophets, and your fathers the men that walk over them killed them.
bear are not aware of them.
witness, that ye allow the deeds
Luke xi. 37–54. fathers : for they in- be required of this generation. deed killed them, and ye
build 52 Woe unto you, lawyers ! for their sepulchres. 49 Therefore ye have taken
the key of also said the wisdom of God, I knowledge : ye entered not in will send them prophets and yourselves, and them that were apostles, and some of them entering in, hindered. they shall slay and persecute :
53 And as he said these things 50 that the blood of all the unto them, the scribes and the prophets which were shed from Pharisees began to urge him the foundation of the world, vehemently, and to provoke may be required of this gene- him to speak of many things; ration; 51 from the blood of laying wait for him, and Abel unto the blood of Zacha- seeking to catch something out rias, which perished between of his mouth, that they might the altar and the temple :
accuse him. verily I say unto you, It shall
DISCIPLES WARNED AGAINST HYPOCRISY.
Luke xii. 1-12. In the mean time, when not be known. 3 Therefore there were gathered together an whatsoever ye have spoken in innumerable multitude of peo- darkness, shall be heard in the ple*, insomuch that they trode light; and that which
have one upon another, he began to spoken in the ear in closets, say unto his disciples first of shall be proclaimed upon the all, Beware ye of the leaven of house-tops.
4 And I say unto the Pharisees, which is hypo- you, my friends, Be not afraid crisy. ? For there is nothing of them that kill the body, and covered, that shall not be re- after that have no more that vealed; neither hid, that shall they can do.
5 But I will * See Vol. Ministry, p. 189.
Luke xii. 1-12. forewarn you whom ye shall me before men, shall be denied fear : Fear him, which, after before the angels of God. he hath killed, hath power to 10 And whosoever shall speak cast into hell: yea, I say unto a word against the Son of man, you, Fear him. 6 Are not five it shall be forgiven him : but sparrows
sold for two farthings, unto him that blasphemeth and not one of them is for- against the Holy Ghost, it gotten before God ? 7 But shall not be forgiven. even the very hairs of your when they bring you unto the head are all numbered. Fear
synagogues, and unto magisnot therefore : ye are of more trates, and powers, take ye no value than many sparrows.
thought how or what thing ye 8 Also I say unto you, Whoso- shall answer, or what
shall ever shall confess me before
12 For the Holy Ghost men, him shall the Son of man shall teach you in the same also confess before the angels hour what ye ought to say. of God. 9 But he that denieth
THE RICH MAN DYING SUDDENLY.
Luke xii. 13-21. 13 And one of the company
16 And he spake said unto him, Master, speak a parable unto them, saying, to my brother, that he divide The ground of a certain rich the inheritance with me. 14 And man brought forth plentifully: he said unto him, Man, who 17 and he thought within himmade me a judge, or a divider self, saying, What shall I do, over you? 15 And he said unto because I have no room where them, Take heed, and beware to bestow my fruits ? of covetousness: for a man's he said, This will I do: I will life consisteth not in the abund- pull down my barns, and build ance of the things which he greater; and there will I be
18 And Luke xii. 13-21. stow all my fruits, and my thy soul shall be required of goods. 19 And I will say to thee: then whose shall those my soul, Soul, thou hast much things be which thou hast progoods laid up for many years ;
vided ? 31 So is he that layeth take thine ease, eat, drink, and up treasure for himself, and is
20 But God said not rich toward God. unto him, Thou fool, this night
DISCIPLES EXHORTED TO HEAVENLIMINDEDNESS.
Luke xii. 22-40. 22 And he said unto his dis- 27 Consider the lilies how they ciples, Therefore I
grow: they toil not, they spin you, Take no thought for your not; and yet I say unto you, life, what ye shall eat; neither that Solomon in all his glory for the body, what ye shall put was not arrayed like one of
23 The life is more than these. 28 If then God so clothe meat, and the body is more the grass, which is to-day in than raiment. 24 Consider the the field, and to-morrow is cast ravens: for they neither sow, into the oven : how much more nor reap; which neither have will he clothe you, O ye of little store-house, nor barn; and faith? 29 And seek not
ye God feedeth them: How much ye shall eat or what ye shall more are ye better than the drink, neither be ye of doubtfowls ! 25 And which of you
ful mind. 30 For all these with taking thought, can add things do the nations of the to his stature one cubit? 26 If world seek after: and your ye then be not able to do Father knoweth that ye have that thing which is least, why need of these things. take ye thought for the rest? 31 But rather seek ye the
* See Vol. Ministry, p. 201.