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37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; 38 saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord.

peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace,

the stones would immediately cry out.

And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, * saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes. the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, " and shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall

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not leave in thee one stone upon another; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.

45 And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; 48 saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

$7 And he taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people sought to destroy him, - and could not find what they might do; for all the people were very attentive to hear him. 20 AND it came to pass,

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on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders,

and spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? or who is he that gave thee this authority? And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and answer me: * The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of men ?

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• And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will

say, Why then believed ye him not ?

him not? But and if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet. * And they answered, that they could not tell whence it was. 8 And Jesus said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.

*Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time.

10 And at the season he sent å servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. " And again he sent another servant : and they beat him also, and entreated him shamefully, and sent him away empty. 12 And again he sent a third : and they wounded him also, and cast him out. 13 Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send

my

beloved son: it

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may be they will reverence him when they see him. 14 But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, This is the heir : come, let us kill him, that the inheritance

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be our's. So they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do unto them ? * He shall come and destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others.

And when they heard it, they said, God forbid!

1 And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner ? '18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken ; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. " And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him ; and they feared the people for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men,

21 And they

that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. asked him, saying, Master, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, neither acceptest, thou the person of any, but teachest the

way of God truly: Is it lawful for us to give tribute unto Cesar, or no ? 23 But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me? 24 Shew me a penny._Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Cesar’s. 25 And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Cesar the things which be Cesar's, and unto God the things which be God's. 26 And they could not take hold of his words before the people: and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.

Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that there is any resurrection ; and they asked him, 23 saying, Master, Moses wrote unto us,

If

any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up

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