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can they páss to'ns that would come from theñce. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house; for I have five brethren: that he way testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. A. braham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets ; let thein hear thein. And he said, Nay, father Abraham': 'but if one Went unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto hiin, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be, persuaded though one rose from the dead.
# Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossi, ble but that offences will come : but woe unto him through whomi tlrey come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, 'than that he should offend one of these little ones. Take heed to yourselves: if thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him ; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him. And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our faith. And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard-seed, ye might say unto this sycamine-tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea : and it should obey you. But which of you, having a servant plowing, or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat: and will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself; and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken; and afterward thou shall eat and drink?' Doth he thank that servant because he did the things that were cominanded
him ?.I trow not. So likewise, ye,, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded
you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do,
* And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men' ought always to pray, and not to faint: saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: and there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, say. ing, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a while : but afterward he said within him. self, Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet, because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary, me.
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith,
, cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others: two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican: I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but'smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. I tell you, This man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
t. And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them. But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer. little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God. Verily. I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter therein.
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up. Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God. And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved? And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God. Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee, And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake, who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting
* He said therefore, A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us. And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds. And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because thou hast been faithful il & very little, have thou authority over ten cities, And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds. And be said likewise to him, Be thou also over five cities. And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy pound, which i have kept laid' up in a vapkin: for I feared thee, because thou art an austere man: thou takest up that thou layedst uot down, and reapest that thou didst not sow. And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth, will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I was as anstere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow: wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required miqe own with usuny? And he said unto them that stood by, Take from bim the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds." (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.) For I say, unto you, that unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him. But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign
over them, bring hither, and slay them before
* 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. And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so tliey might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor. And they 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 ! But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why tempt ye me?" Shew me a penny. Whose image and superscription hath it? They answered and said, Cesat's.' And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Cesar the things which bé Cesar's, and unto God the things which be God's. 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; saying, Master, Muses' wrote uátó 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 seed unto his brother. There were therefore seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died without children. And the second took her to wife, and he died childless. And the
third took her; and in like manner the seven also: and they left no children, and died. Last of all the woman died also.“ Therefore in the resurrection whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to