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youth. Then Jesus beholding him, loved him, and said unto him; One thing thou lackest : go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up thy cross, and follow me. And he was sad at that saying, and went away grieved ; for he had great possessions, And Jesiis looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that bave riches enter into the kingdom of God! And the disciples were astonished at his words, But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they were astonished out of measure, saying among themselves, Who then can be saved i And Jesus looking upon them saith, With meu it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible. Then, Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is uo man that hath left honse, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lauds, for my sake, and the gospel's, but he shall receive an hundred-fold now in this tiine, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions, and in the world to come eternal life. But inany that are first shall be last; and the last first.
* And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto bim, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire. And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you? They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right band, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with ? And they said unto him, We can. And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptisin that I am baptized with shall ye be baptized : but to sit on iny right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give ; but it shull be given to them for whom it is prepared. And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them," Ye krow that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise'lordship over them; and their great oues exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you: : but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister; and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all. For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to miHister, and to give his life a ransom for many.
* Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
† And they send unto him certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, to catch him in his words. And when they were come, they say unto him, Master, we know that thou art true, and carest for no man; for thou regardest not the person of men, *bat 'teachtest the way of God ir truth : 'Is it lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, Why tempt ye me? bring me a penny, that I may see it. And they brought it. And he saith unto them, Whose is this image and superscription? And they said unto him, Cesar's. And Jesus answering said unto them, Render to Cesar the things that are Cesar's, and to God the thing's that are God's. And they marvelled at him. Then come unto him the Sadducees, which say there is no resurrection, and they asked him, saying, Masther, Moses wrote unto us, "If a man's brother die, . and leave his wife behind hini, and leave no children,
that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. Now there were seven brethren : and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died; neither left he any seed : and the third likewise. And the seven had her, and left no seed : last of all the womani died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall she be of them ? for the seven had her to wife. And Jesus answering said into them, Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God? For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither warry nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels which are in heaven. And as touching the dead, that they rise ; have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore do greatly 'err. And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him,
Which is the first corcmandment of all? And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord : and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy lieart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he: and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neigh-, bour as himself, is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices. And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him. Thon art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.
* And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into the treasury : and many that were rich cast in much. And there came a certain poor widow, and she threw-in two mites, which make a farthing. And he called unto him his disciples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in than all they which have cast into the treasury: for all they did cast in of their abundance ; but she of her want did cast in all that she had, even all her living.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and stood up for to read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had
opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he bath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor ; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all thein that were in the synagogue were fastened on bim. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son? And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country. And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own .country. But I tell yon of a trnth, Many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land, but unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto. Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. .. *But their scribes and Pharisees murmured against his disciples, saying, Why do ye eat and drink with publicans and sinners ? And Jesus answering, said unto them, They that are whole need not a physician; but they that are sick. I caine not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. And he spake also a parable unto them: No man putteth a piece