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A scribe answered. ST. MATTHEW. How to be greatest. there is no resurrection, and gathered together, Jesus asked asked him,

them, 4 Saying, Master, Moses said, 42 Saying, What think ye of If a man die, having no chil. Christ? whose son is he? They dren, his brother shall marry say unto him, The son of David. his wife, and raise up seed unto 43 He saith unto them. How his brother.

then doth David in spirit call * Now there were with us him Lord, saying, seven brethren: and the first, 44 The LORD said unto my when he had married a wife, Lord, Sitthou on my right hand, deceased, and, having no issue, till I make thine enemies thy left his wife unto his brother: footstool?

% Likewise the second also, ,45 1f David then call him Lord, and the third, unto the seventh how is he his son?

27 And last of all the woman 46 And no man was able to andied also.

swer him a word, neither durst 28 Therefore in the resurrec- any man from that day forth ask tion whose wife sball she be of him any more questions. the seven? for they all had her.

CHAPTER XXIII. 29 Jesus answered and said Woes upon the scribcs and Pharisecs. unto them, Yedo err, not know. THEN spake Jesus to the muler of God.

2 Saying, The scribes and the 30 For in the resurrection they Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: neither marry, nor are given in 3All therefore whatsoeverthey marriage, but are as the angels bid you observe, that observe of God in heaven.

and do; but do not ye after 31 But as touching the resur- their works: for they say, and rection of the dead, have ye not do not. read that which was spoken un 4 For they bind heavy burdeng to you by God, saying,

and grievous to be borne, and 32 I am the God of Abraham, lay them on men's shoulders; but and the God of Isaac, and the they themselves will not move God of Jacob? God is not the them with one of their fingers. God ofthe dead, but of the living. 5 But all their works they do

33 And when the multitude for to be seen of men: they heard this, they were astonished make broad their phylacteries, at his doctrine.

and enlarge the borders of their 34 But when the Pharisees garments, had heard that he had put the 6 And love the uppermost Sadducees to silence, they were rooms at feasts, and the chiet gathered together.

seats in the synagogues, 35 Then one of them, which was 7 And greetings in the markets, a lawyer, asked him a question, and to be called of men, Rabbi, tempting him, and saying, Rabbi.

36 Master, which is the great 8 But be not ye called Rabbi:
commandment in the law ? for one is your Master, even

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou Christ; and all ye are brethren.
shalt love the Lord thy God 9 Ard call no man your father
with all thy heart, and with all upon the earth: for one is your
thy soul, and with all thy mind. Father, which is in heaven.
* This is the first and great 10 Neither be ye called mag-
comandment.

ters: for one is your Master, even
39 And the second is like unto Christ.
it, Thou shalt love thy neigh- 11 But he that is greatest among
bour as thyself.

you shall be your servant. 40 On these two command 12 And whosoever shall exalt mente hang all the law and the himself shall be abased ; and he prophets.

that shall humble himself shall While the Pharisees were be exalted.

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The scribes and ST. MATTHEW. Pharisees reproved. 13,1 But woe unto you, scribes cup, and of the platter, but and Pharisees, hypocrites! for within they are full of extorye shut up the kingdom of heav- tion and excess. en against men: for ye neither 26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse go in yourselves, neither suffer first that which is within the cup ye them that are entering to go and platter, that the outside of

them may be clean also. 14 Woe unto you, scribes and 27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye de- Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye vour widows' houses, and for a are like unto whited

sepulchres, pretence make long prayer: which indeed appear beautiful therefore ye shall receive the outward, but are within full of greater damnation.

dead men's bones, and of all un15 Woe unto you, scribes and cleanness. Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye 28 Even so ye also outwardly compass sea and land to make appear righteous unto men, but one proselyte; and when he is within ye are full of hypocrisy made, ye make him twofold and iniquity. more the child of hell than 29 Woe unto you, scribes and yourselves.

Pharisees, hypocrites! because 16 Woe unto you, ye blind ye build the tombs of the proplaguides, which say, Whosoever ets, and garnish the sepulchres shall swear by the temple, it of the righteous, is nothing; but whosoever shall 30 And say, If we had been swear by the gold of the tem- in the days of our fathers, we ple, he is a debtor!

would not have been partakers 17 Ye fools and blind: for wheth- with them in the blood of the er is greater, the gold, or the prophets. temple that sanctitieth the gold? 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses

18 Ånd, Whosoever shallswear unto yourselves, that ye are the by the altar, it is nothing; but children of them which killed whosoever sweareth by the gift the prophets. that is upon it, he is guilty.

32 Fill ye up then the measure 19 Ye fools and blind: for wheth- of your fathers. er is greater, the gitt, or the al 33 Ye serpents, ye generation tar that sanctifieth the gift? of vipers, how can ye escape 20 Whoso therefore shall swear the damnation of hell ? by the altar, sweareth by it, and 31 Wherefore, behold, I send by all things thereon.

unto you prophets, and wise 21 And whoso shall swear by men, and scribes: and some of the temple, sweareth by it, and them ye shall kill and crucify; by him that dwelleth therein. and some of them shall ye 22 And he that shall swear by scourge in your synagogues, heaven, sweareth by the throne and persecute them from city of God, and by him that sitteth to city: thereon.

35 That upon you may, come 23 Woe unto you, scribes and all the righteous blood shed Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye upon the earth, from the blood pay tithe of mint and anise and of righteous Abel unto the cummin, and have omitted the blood ot Zacharias son of Barweightier matters of the law, achias, whom ye slew between judgment, mercy, and faith the temple and the altar. these ought ye to have done, and 36 Verily I say unto you, All not to leave the other undone. these things shall come upon 24 Ye blind guides, which this generation, strain at a gnat, and swallow 37 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 8 camel.

thou that killest the prophets, 23 Woe unto you, scribes and and stonest them which are Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye sent unto thee, how often would make clean the outside of the I have gathered thy children to

Destruction
ST. MATTHEW.

of the temple. gether, even as a hen gatherethabound, the love of many shall her chickens under her wings, wax cold. and ye would not!

13 But he that shall endure 38 Behold, your house is left unto the end, the same shall be unto you desolate.

saved. 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall 14 And this gospel of the kingnot see me henceforth, till ye dom shall be preached in all shall say, Blessed is he that the world for a witness unto all cometh in the name of the Lord. nations; and then shall the end CHAPTER XXIV.

come. The destruction of the temple. 15 When ye therefore shall A ND Jesus went out, and de- see the abomination of desola

parted from the temple: tion, spoken of by Daniel the and his disciples came to him prophet, stand in the holy place, for to shew him the buildings (whoso readeth, let him underof the temple.

stand.) 2 And Jesus said unto them, 16 Then let them which be in See ye not all these things? Judea flee into the mountains: verily I say unto you, There 17 Let him which is on the shall not be left here one stone housetop not come down to upon another, that shall not be take any thing out of his house thrown down.

18 Neither let him which is in 3 And as he sat upon the the field return back to take mount of Olives, the disciples his clothes. came unto him privately, say 19 And woe unto them that are ing, Tell us, when shall these with child, and to them that things be ? and what shall be the give suck in those days! sign of thy coming, and of the 20 But pray ye that your flight end of the world?

be not in the winter, neither on 4. And Jesus answered and the gabbath day; said unto them, Take heed that 21 For then shall be great tribno man deceive you.

ulation, such as was not since 5 For many shall come in my the beginning of the world to name, saying, I am Christ; and this time, no, nor ever shall shall deceive many.

be. 6 And ye shall hear of wars 22 And except those days and rumours of wars: see that should be shortened, there ye be not troubled: for all these should no flesh be saved: but for things must come to pass, but the elect's sake those days shall the end is not yet.

be shortened, 7 For nation shall rise against 23 Then if any man shall say nation, and kingdom against unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or kingdom: and there shall be there: believe it not. famines, and pestilences, and 24 For there shall arise false earthquakes, in divers places. Christs, and false prophets, and

8 All these are the beginning shall shew great signs and wonof sorrows.

ders insomuch that, if it were 9 Then shall they deliver you possible, they shall deceive the up to be afflicted, and shall very elect, kill you: and ye shall be hated 25 Behold, I have told you beof all nations for my name's fore, sake.

26 Wherefore if they shall say 10 And then shall many be of unto you, Behold, he is in the fended, and shall betray one desert; go not forth: behold, another, and shall hate one an. he is in the secret chambers; other.

believe it not. 11 And many false prophets 27 For as the lightning cometh shall rise, and shall deceive out of the east, and shineth even many.

unto the west'; so shall also the 12 And because iniquity shall coming of the Son of man be.

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The signs of
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Christ's coming. 28 For wheresoever the carcase 42 Watch therefore; for yo is, there will the eagles be gath- know not what hour your Lord ered together.

doth come. 29 Immediately after the trib 43 But know this, that if the ulation of those days shall the goodman of the house had sun be darkened, and the moon known in what watch the thief shall not give her light, and the would come, he would have stars shall fall from heaven, and watched, and would not have the powers of the heavens shall suffered his house to be broken be shaken:

up. 30 And then shall appear the 44 Therefore be ye also ready: sign of the Son of man in heav- for in such an hour as ye think en: and then shall all the tribes not the Son of man cometh. of the earth mourn, and they 45 Who then is a faithful and shall see the Son of man coming wise servant, whom his lord in the clouds of heaven with hath made ruler over his housepower and great glory.

hold, to give them meat in due 31 And he shall send his angels season? with a great sound of a trumpet, 46 Blessed is that servant, whom

they shall gather together his lord when he cometh shall his elect from the four winds, find so doing. from one end of heaven to the 47 Verily I say unto you, That other.

he shall make him ruler over all 32 Now learn a parable of the his goods. fig tree; When his branch is 48 But and if that evil servant yet tender, and putteth forth shall say in his heart, My lord leaves, ye know that summer is delayeth his coming; nigh:

49 And shall begin to smite his 33 So likewise ye, when ye fellow servants, and to eat and shall see all these things, know drink with the drunken; that it is near, even at the doors. 50 The lord of that servant 34 Verily I say unto you, This shall come in a day when he generation shall not pass, till all looketh not for him, and in an these things be fulfilled.

hour that he is not aware of, 35 Heaven and earth shall pass 61 And shall cut him asunder, away, but my words shall not and appoint him his portion pass away.

with the hypocrites: there shall 36 1 But of that day and hour be weeping and gnashing of knoweth no man, no, not the teeth. angels of heaven, but my Father

CHAPTER XXV. only.

The judgment described. 37 But as the days of Noah THEN shall the kingdom of were, so shall also the coming of heaven be likened unto ten the Son of man be.

virgins, which took their lamps, 38 For as in the days that were and went forth to ineet the before the flood they were eat-bridegroom. ing and drinking, marrying and 2 And five of them were wise, giving in marriage, until the and five were foolish. day that Noah entered into the 3 They that were foolish took ark,

their lamps, and took no oil 39 And knew not until the flood with them: came, and took them all away; 4 But the wise took oil in their so shall also the coming of the vessels with their lamps. Son of man be.

5 While the bridegroom tar 40 Then shall two be in the ried, they all slumbered and field; the one shall be taken, slept. and the other left.

6 And at midnight there was & 41 Two women shall be grinding cry made, Behold, the brideat the mill; the one shall be tak groom cometh ; go ye out to en, and the other left

meet him.

The ten virgins. ST. MATTHEW.

The talents, 7 Then all those virgins arose, enter thou into the joy of thy and trimmed their lamps. lord. 8 And the foolish said unto the 22 He also that had received wise, Give us of your oil; for two talents came and said, Lord, our lamps are gone out.

thou deliveredst unto me two 9 But the wise answered, say-talents: behold, I have gained ing, Not 80; lest there be not two other talents beside them. enough for us and you: but go 23 His lord said unto him, ye rather to them that sell, and Well done, good and faithful buy for yourselves.

servant; thou hast been faithful 10 And while they went to buy, over a few things, I will make the bridegroom came; and they thee ruler over many things: that were ready went in with enter thou into the joy of thy him to the marriage: and the lord. door was shut.

24 Then he which had received 11 Afterward came also the the one talent came and said, other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, I knew thee that thou art Lord, open to us.

a hard man, reaping where thou 12 But he answered and said, hast not bown, and gathering Verily I say unto you, I know where thou hast not strewed: you not.

25 And I was afraid, and went 13 Watch therefore; for ye and hid thy talent in the earth: know neither the day nor the lo, there thou hast that is thine. hour wherein the Son of man 26 His lord answered and said cometh.

unto him, Thou wicked and 14 1 For the kingdom of heaven slothful servant, thou knewest is as a man travelling into a far that I reap where I sowed not, country, who called his own and Igather where I have not servants, and delivered unto strewed: them his goods.

27 Thou oughtest therefore to 15 And unto one he gave five have put my money to the extalents, to another two, and to changers, and then at my comanother one; to every man ac- ing I should have received mine cording to his several ability; own with usury. and straightway took his jour- 28 Take therefore the talent ney.

from him, and give it unto him 16 Then he that had received which hath ten talents. the five talents went and traded 29 For unto every one that with the same, and made them hath shall be given, and he shall other five talents.

have abundance: but from him 17 And likewise he that had that hath not shall be taken received two, he also gained away even that which he hath. other two.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable 18 But he that had received one servant into outer darkness : went and digged in the earth, there shall be weeping and and hid his lord's money. gnashing of teeth.

19 After a long time the lord 31 | When the Son of man of those servants cometh, and shall come in his glory, and all reckoneth with them.

the holy angels with him, then 20 And so he that had received shall he sit upon the throne of five talents came and brought his glory: other five talents, saying, Lord, 32 And before him shall be thou deliveredst unto me five gathered all nations: and he talents : behold, I have gained shall separate them one from beside them five talents more. another, as a shepherd divideth 21 His lord said

unto him, Well his sheep from the goats: done thou good and faithful 33. And he shall set the sheep servant: thou hast been faithful on his right hand, but the goats over a few things, I will make on the left, thee ruler over many things: 34 Then shall the King day un

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