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answered them well, asked him,“ Which is the first com29 mandment of all ?” And Jesus answered him, “ The first

commandment of all is, “Hear, O Israel ; The Lord is 30 our God: the Lord is one*: and thou shalt love the Lord

thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and

with all thy mind t, and with all thy strength. This is 31 the first commandment. And the second is like it, • Thou

shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.' There is none other 32 commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said

unto him, “In truth, Master, thou hast said well : for there is one God; and there is none other but he : and to love him with all the heart, and with all the under

standing, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, 33 and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all 34 whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus

saw that he answered wisely, he said unto him, “ Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.” And no man after

that durst ask him any further question, 35 Then Jesus spake and said, while he taught in the tem

ple, “ How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David ? 36 For David himself said by the holy spirit, • Jehovah saith

unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make 37 thine enemies thy footstool.' David therefore himself

calleth him Lord : how is he then his son ?” And the

multitude of the people heard him gladly. 38 Then he said unto them in his teaching, “ Beware of 39 the scribes, who like to walk in robes, and love | saluta

tions in the market-places, and the chief seats in the sy. 40 nagogues, and the chief places at feasts : who devour the

families of' widows, and for a show make long prayers :

these will receive an heavier condemnation.” 41 And Jesus sat over-against the treasury, and beheld

* See Clarke, " is one Lord,” x.

and with all thy mind." This clause is omitted in the Camb. and some other MSS.

and salutations in the market-places, and like, N.

how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and 42 many that were rich cast in much. And a certain poor

widow came, and cast in two mites, which make a far43 thing. And he called unto him his disciples, and said

unto them, “Verily I say unto you, that this poor wi

dow hath cast in more than all who have cast into the 44 treasury: for all they cast in from their abundance ; but

she from her want cast in all which she had, even all her

substance.” Ch. xu. And as he was going out of the temple, one of his

disciples saith unto him, “ Master, see what kind of 2 stones, and what kind of buildings are here.” And Jesus

answered, and said unto him, “Seest thou these great buildings ? there will not be left one stone upon another,

which will not be thrown down.” 3 And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives, over

against the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and 4 Andrew, asked him privately, “ Tell us, when will these

things be ? and what will be the sign when all these things 5 are about to be accomplished ? And Jesus answered them,

and began to say, “Take heed that no man deceive you: 6 For many will come in my name, saying, “I am the 7 Christ;' and will deceive many. But when ye shall hear

of wars, and rumours of wars, be not troubled: for these

things must come to pass; but the end will not be yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against

kingdom : and there will be earthquakes in many places,

and there will be famines and tumults. These things are 9 the beginnings of sorrows. But take ye heed to yourselves;

for men will deliver you up to councils; and ye will be beaten in the synagogues, and ye will be brought before

rulers and kings for my sake ; for a testimony unto them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached among all the gen11 tiles. But when they bring you and deliver you up,

take no anxious thought beforehand what ye shall speak, nor meditate : but whatsoever shall be given you at the

time, that speak ye : for it is not ye that speak, but the 12 holy spirit. Now the brother will deliver up the bro

ther to death, and the father the child : and children will

rise up against their parents, and will cause them to be 13 put to death. And ye will be hated by all men for the

sake of my name ; but whosoever endureth unto the end,

he shall be preserved. 14 « But when ye see the abomination of desolation*

standing where it ought not, (let him who readeth con

sider,) then let those that are in Judea flee to the moun15 tains : and let not him that is on the house-top go down

into the house, nor enter to take any thing out of his 16 house. Nor let him that is in the field turn back to take 17 up his mantle. But alas for them that are with child, 18 and for them that give suck in those days! And pray 19 that your flight be not in winter. For in those days will

be affliction, such as hath not been from the beginning of

the creation which God created, unto this time ; nor will 20 be. And unless the Lord should shorten those days, no

man could be preserved : but because of the elect whom

he hath chosen, he hath shortened those days. 21 " And then, if any man say to you, 'Lo, here is 22 Christ ;' or, “Lo, there ;' believe him not: for false

Christs and false prophets will rise, and will † propose

signs and wonders, to deceive, if it were possible, even 23 the elect. But take ye heed : lo, I have foretold you all

things. 24 « But in those days, after that affliction, the sun will 25 be darkened, and the moon will not give her light ; and

the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers that are in 26 the heavens will be shaken. And then they will see the 27 glory. And then he will send his messengers *, and will

Son of man coming on the clouds with great power and

*, desolating abomination, N. The other is more literal. It signifies the hateful standard of a desolating army. R. T. adds, "spoken of by Daniel the prophet." These words are omitted in the Vat, and Camb. MSS.

† will show, N.

gather together his chosent from the four winds, from the

end of the earth to the end of heaven. 28 “But learn a parable from the fig-tree : when its

branch is now tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know 29 that the summer is near : so likewise when ye see these

things accomplishing, know ye that the Son of man is 30 near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This ge

neration will not pass away, till all these things be acsi complished. Heaven and earth will pass away : but my

words cannot pass away. 32 “But of that day or hour none knoweth ; no, not the

angels that are in heaven, nor the Sont; but the Father. 33 Take heed, watch, and pray; for ye know not when the 34 time is. For the Son of man is as one going into another

country, who left his house, and gave authority to his

servants, and to every man his work, and commanded 35 the porter to watch. Watch therefore : for ye know not

when the master of the house cometh, at evening, or at

midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning : 36 lest he come suddenly, and find you sleeping. And what 37 I say unto you, I say unto all: Watch. Ch. xiv. Now after two days was the passover, and the feast

of unleavened bread : and the chief-priests and the scribes

sought how they might apprehend Jesus by craft, and 2 kill him. But they said, “ Not during the feast ; lest

there be a disturbance among the people."

#angels, N.

+ elect, N. " Nor the Son." Ambrose cites MSS. which omit this clause, and complains that it was introduced by the Arians. But all MSS. and versions now estant retain it, and it is cited by early writers. It proves that Christ is not God, because his knowledge is limited. Nor can it be infurred from the climax that he is a superangelic being. All the instruments by which divine providence executes its purposes are called angels, And angels are represented as ministers of Christ, and subject to his orders at the destruction of Jerusalem. Prophets are said to do what they are commissioned to predict. See Jer. i. 10. Thus Christ is said to have destroyed Jerusalem, and angels are represented as acting under him, when perhaps nothing more is intended than that Christ predicted the event, which God in the course of his providence brought to pass,

3 And being in Bethany, (in the house of Simon called

the leper,) as he was at table, a woman came, having an alabaster-box of the balsam of spikenard* which was

very costly; and she brake open the box, and poured 4 it out upon his head. And there were some that had in

dignation within themselves, and said, “Why is this 5 waste of the ointment made ? For this ointment might have been sold for more than three hundred denarii, and

have been given to the poor.” And they murmured 6 against her. But Jesus said, “Suffer her: why do ye 7 trouble her? She hath done a good deed toward me. For

ye have the poor with you always; and, whensoever ye will, ye can do them good; but me ye have not always. 8 She hath done what she could : she hath anointed my 9 body beforehand for its embalming. Verily I say unto

you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also which she hath done shall

be spoken of, for a memorial of her.” 10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto Il the chief-priests, to deliver him up unto them. And

when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently

deliver Jesus up. 12 And the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, when

they killed the passover, his disciples say unto him,

“ Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou 13 mayest eat the passover ?” And he sendeth two of his dis

ciples, and saith unto them, “Go into the city, and a

man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water: follow 14 him. And wheresoever he shall enter in, say to the owner

of the house, “ The Teacher † saith, Where is the guest

chamber, in which I may eat the passover with my dis15 ciples ?' And he will show you a large upper room fur

* very costly ointment of liquid nard, and she shook the box, x. See Campbell. + N. m. Master, N. t.

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