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drink of the cup of which I am about to drink *?” They 23 say unto him, “ We can.” Then he saith unto them,“ Ye

will drink indeed of my cupt: but to sit on my right · hand, and on (my] left, is not mine to give, but to those 24 for whom it is prepared by my Father.” And when the

Ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against 35 the two brethren. But Jesus called them unto him, and

said ; “ Ye know that the rulers of the gentiles have dominion over them, and the great ones exercise authority 26 upon them. It shall not be so among you ; but whoso

ever desireth to be great among you, let him be your ser27 vant; and whosoever desireth to be chief among you, let 28 him be your slave : even as the Son of man came not to

be served, but to serve ; and to give his life a ransom for

many t." 29 And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude 30 followed him. And, behold, when two blind men, who

were sitting by the way-side, heard that Jesus was pass.

ing by, they cried out, saying, “ Have pity on us, Sir, 31 thou son of David.” Then the multitude rebuked them

that they might keep silence ; but they cried the more,

saying, “ Have pity on us, Sir, thou son of David.” 32 Then Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, “ What 33 desire ye that I should do unto you ?” They say unto 34 him, “ Sir, that our eyes may be opened. So Jesus had

compassion on them, and touched their eyes ; and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

• and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with ? R, T.
+ and will be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with, R. T.

The word translated ransom, signifies the price paid for the liberty of a slave: and, figuratively, any means of deliverance from bondage. So Deut. vii. 8, God is said to tave redeemed, or ransomed, the Israelites out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh," pot by paying a price for them, but by the splendid and awful miracles which he wrought for their deliverance. See also Deut ix. 20, xiü.5; Neh. i. 10. In like manner, the many, that is, all mankind, (Matt. xxvi. 28; Rom. v. 15, 18,) being in bondage to the Mosaic ritual, or to heathen superstition, are ransomed by the death of Christ, which is the means of their deliverance: pot as the suffering of a substitute, but as the seal and ratification of a new and better covenant. See Newcome, Pearce, and Priestley on the text.

CH. XXI. And when they drew near to Jerusalem, and were

come to Bethphagé, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus 2 sent two disciples ; saying unto them, “ Go into the town

over against you, and immediately ye will find an ass tied,

and a colt with her : loose them, and bring them unto me. 3 And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say, “The

Master hath need of them :' and immediately he will send 4 them.” Now this was done, so that it was fulfilled which 5 was spoken by the prophet, saying, “ Tell ye the daugh

ter of Sion, Behold, thy king cometh unto thee ; meek,

and riding upon an ass, even a colt the foal of an ass." 6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded 7 them; and brought the ass, and the colt, and put on 8 them their mantles, and he sat thereon. And a very great

multitude spread their mantles in the way; and others

cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in 9 the way. And the multitudes who went before, and who

followed, cried, saying, “ Hosanna* to the son of David : blessed be he who cometh in the name of the Lord :

Hosanna in the highest heavens." 10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was Il moved, saying, “ Who is this?” And the multitudes

said, “ This is the prophet Jesus, of Nazareth in Gali

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12 And Jesus went into the temple [of God,] and drove

out all those who sold and bought in the temple, and

overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats 13 of those who sold doves; and saith unto them, “ It is

written, . My house shall be called the house of prayer;' 14 but ye have made it a den of robbers. And the blind

and the lame came near to him in the temple ; and he

restored them. 15 And when the chief priests and the scribes saw the

wonderful things which he did, and the children crying

* Save now, N. The meaning of the Hebrew word is, Sare, we beseech thee.

in the temple, and saying, “ Hosanna* to the son of 16 David;" they were moved with indignation ; and said

unto him, “ Hearest thou what these say?" And Jesus saith unto them, “Yes. Have ye never read, “Out of

the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected 17 praise ?!” And he left them, and went out of the city to

Bethany; and lodged there. 18 Now in the morning, as he was returning to the city, 19 he hungered. And when he saw a fig.tree on the way

side, he came to it, and found nothing on it but leaves only, and saith unto it, “Let no fruit grow on thee

hereafter for ever.” And forthwith the fig-tree withered 20 away. And when the disciples saw it, they wondered,

saying, “ How soon hath the fig-tree withered away!" 21 Then Jesus answered and said unto them, “Verily I say

unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do what hath been done to the fig-tree, but even if ye

shall say to this mountain, · Be thou removed, and be thou 22 cast into the sea,' it shall be done. And all things whatso

ever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." 23 And when he was come into the temple, the chief

priests and the elders of the people came near to him as

he was teaching, and said, “By what authority doest thou 24 these things? and who gave thee this authority ?” And

Jesus answered and said unto them, “ I also will ask you

one thing; which if ye tell me, I also will tell you by 25 what authority I do these things. Whence was the bap

tism by John? from heavent, or from men ?'” And they reasoned with themselves, saying, “ If we say, • From

heaven ;' he will say unto us, " Why then did ye not be26 lieve him? But if we say, “From men ;' we fear the 27 people : for all account John as a prophet.” And they

answered Jesus, and said, “ We know not.” He also said unto them, “Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things. • Sare now, N.

See kuke xx, 4, and the note there,

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“But what think ye? A certain man had two sons ; and he came to the first, and said, “Son, go work this 29 day in [my] vineyard.' And he answered and said, “ I

will not;' but afterward he changed his mind and went. 30 And he came to the other, and said in like manner. And si he answered and said, I go, Sir ;' and went not. Which

of the two did the will of his father?” They say unto him, “ The first.” Jesus saith unto them, “Verily I say

unto you, that the publicans and the harlots go before 32 you into the kingdom of God. For John came to you in

the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not : but the publicans and the harlots believed him. And ye, when ye had seen it, changed not your minds afterward, so as

to believe him. 33 “Hcar another parable : There was a certain household

er who planted a vineyard, and put an hedge about it, and

digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out 34 to husbandmen, and went into another country. And

when the scason of the fruit drew near, he sent his ser

vants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the 35 fruits of it. And the husbandmen took his servants, and

beat one, and killed another, and cast stones at another. 36 Again he sent other servants more than the first: and they 37 did to them in like manner. But last of all, he sent unto

them his son, saying, “They will reverence my son.' 38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among

themselves, · This is the heir; come, let us kill him, and 39 let us seize on his inheritance.' So they took him, and 40 cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. When

therefore the owner of the vineyard cometh, what will he 41 do to those husbandmen?” They say unto him, “He will

wretchedly destroy those wretched men, and will let out his vineyard to other husbandmen, who will render him

the fruits in their seasons." 42 Jesus saith unto them, “ Have ye never read in the

scriptures, ' The stone which the builders rejected, is be

come the head stone of the corner. This is the Lord's 43 doing, and is it wonderful in our eyes?' Therefore I

say unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from

Foll, and given to a people bringing forth its proper fruits, 44 And whosoever falleth on this stone will be broken by it :

but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will crush him to 45 pieces.” And when the chief priests and Pharisecs had

heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them. 46 But when they sought to apprehend him, they feared the

multitudes, because they accounted him as a prophet. Cr. Xxii. Upon this Jesus spake to them again in parables, 2 saying, “ The kingdom of heaven is like a king, who 3 made a marriage-feast for his son ; and sent his scrvants

to call those who were invited to the marriage-feast : but S they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, · Tell those that are invited, Behold, I have prepar

ed my dinner; mine oxen and fatlings are killed, and -5 all things are ready ; come to the marriage-feast.' But

they made light of it, and went away, one to his farm, 6 and another to his merchandise : and the rest took his

servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them. 7 But when that king heard of it, he was angry; and sent

his armies, and destroyed those murthcrers, and burned & their city. Then he saith to his servants, • The marri

age-feast is ready, but those who were called were not 9 worthy. Go therefore into the branches of the ways, and 10 as many as ye find, call to the marriage-feast.' So those

servants went out into the ways, and gathered together

all, as many as they found, both bad and good ; and the Il marriage-feast was filled with guests. And when the king

came in to see the guests, he beheld there a man who had 12 not on a marriage-garment; and saith to him, Friend,

how camest thou in hither, not having a marriagc-gar13 ment?' And he was put to silence. Then saith the king

to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, (and take him away,] and put him forth into the outer darkness: there

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