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unbelievers. . And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared uot 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 baptisın 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. The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in-law against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against her inother-in-law. 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 froin him ; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast thée 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 answer: ing said unto thein; Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinvers above all thie Galileanis, because they suffered such things? I tell yon, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloamn fell, and slew tliein, think ye. that they were 'sinners above all men that dwelt iti Jerusalein?' I tell you, Nay: but except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.
: a fig tree planted in liis vineyard ; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then said be into the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this tig-tree, and find none: cut it down; wliye cumberethoit 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 thion shalt cut it down.
† 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 sahbath-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 bath bound, lo these eighteen years, to be loos
? 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 he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like! and whereunto shall I resemble it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which
a man took, and cast into his garden: 'and it giréw, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls of the air lodged in the branches of it.' And again he said, Whereunto shall I liken the kingdoin of God ? It is like leaven, which a woman took and hid in three ineasures of meal, till the whole was leavened.
Then said one unto hiin, 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 rišen 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 oiir streets, 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 Pharisées, 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. Neverthe, less I must walk to-day, and to-morrow, and the dny 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.
* And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pliarisees to eat bread our the sab. bath-day, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering, spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, is it lawful to heal on the sabbaili-day. And they held their peace, And he took him, and healed him, and let hiin go; and answered them, saying, Which of you shall. have an ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on the sabbath-day? And they could not answer him again to these things. And he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out the chief rooms; saying unto them, When thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room ; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him; and he that bade thee and bim come and say to thee, Give this man place;, and thou begin with shame to take the lowest room. But when thou art bidden, go and
sit down in the lowest room'; that when he that bade thee cometh; he may say unto thee, Friend, go up higher : then shalt thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Then said he also to him that bade him, When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither thy kinsman, nor thy rich neighbours ; lest they also bid thee again, and a recompence be made thee. Bilt when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the mained, the lame, the blind : and thou shalt be blessed ; for they cannot -recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just. And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. Then said he unto him, A certain man made a great supper, and bade many : and sent his servant at supper time to say to them that were bidden, Come ; for all things are now ready. And they all with one consent began to make excuse. The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me excused. And anothér. said, I have bought five yoke of oxen, and 1.go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused. And another said, I have married a wife, and there, fore I cannot come. : So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is room.
And the lord said unto the servant,