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And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required : and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I if it be already kindled?
But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished !
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division,
For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three.
CHAPTER LXXVII. Galileans slain by Pilate. The parable of the
barren fig-tree. And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower: and so it is.
And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say, There will be heat: and it cometh to pass.
Ye hypocrites ! ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time ?
Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?
When thou goest with thine adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison,
I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.
There were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices.
And Jesus answering said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered such things ?
I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem ?
I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. .
He spake also this parable: A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard ; and he cameandsought fruit thereon, and found none.
Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none : cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground ?
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it.
And if it bear fruit, well: and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.
- CHAPTER LXXVIII. The woman that was bowed down is cured. And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath :.
And, behold, there was a woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up herself.
And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.
And he laid his hands on her : and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.
And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath-day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work : in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath-day.
The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite! doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering ?
And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo
these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath-day ?
And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed : and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved ? And he said unto them,
Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able
When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, open unto us; and he shall answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are :
Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our stfeets.
But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are ; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity.
There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out,
And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. · And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.
The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Get thee out and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee.
And he said unto them, Go ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out devils, and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected.
Nevertheless I must walk to-day, and tomorrow, and the day following: for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.
O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not !
Behold, your house is left unto you desolate : and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord. . . CHAPTER LXXX. Jesus dines with Pharisees the third time. Para
ble of the marriage supper. And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat