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and stonest them that are an ass or an ox fallen into a sent unto thee; how often pit, and will not straightway would I have gathered thy pull him out on the sabbath children together, as a hen day? doth gather her brood under 6 And they could not answer her wings, and ye would him again to these things. not!

7 And he put forth a par35 Behold, your house is able to those which were left unto you desolate : and bidden, when he marked how verily I say unto you, Ye they chose out the chief shall not see me, until the rooms; saying unto them, time come ye shall say, 8 When thou art bidden of Blessed is he that cometh in any man to a wedding, sit the name of the Lord. not down in the highest

room; lest à more honourCHAPTER XIV.

able man than thou be bid2 Christ healeth the dropsy on the sabden of him; bath: 7 teacheth humility : 12 to feast the poor : 15 under the parable of the 9 And he that bade thee and great supper, sheweth how worldly him come and say to thee, of God, shall be shut out of heaven. Give this man place; and 3 Those who will be his disciples, to thou begin with shame to counts aforehand, lest with shame take the lowest room. they revoll from him afterward, 34 and become altogether unprofitable,

10 But when thou art bidlike sall that hath lost his savour. den, go and sit down in the ND it came to pass, as he lowest room ; that when he

went into the house of that bade thee cometh, he one of the chief Pharisees to may say unto thee, Friend, eat bread on the sabbath day, go up higher: then shalt thou that they watched him.

have worship in the presence 2 And, behold, there was of them that sit at meat with à certain man before him thee. which had the dropsy.

11 For whosoever exalteth 3 And Jesus answering himself shall be abased; and spake unto the lawyers and he that humbleth himself Pharisees, saying, Is it law shall be exalted. ful to heal on the sabbath 12 | Then said he also to day?

him that bade him, When 4 And they held their peace. thou makest a dinner or a And he took him, and hcaled supper, call not thy friends, him, and let him go; nor thy brethren, neither thy

5 And answered them, say- kinsmen, nor thy rich neighing, Which of you shall have bours; lest they also bid thee

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again, and a recompense be into the streets and lanes of made thee.

the city, and bring in hither 13 But when thou makest a the poor, and the maimed, feast, call the poor, the maim- and the halt, and the blind. ed, the lame, the blind: 22 And the servant said,

14 And thou shalt be bless- Lord, it is done as thou hast ed ; for they cannot recom-commanded, and yet there is pense thee: for thou shalt be room. recompensed at the resurrec 23 And the lord said unto tion of the just.

the servant, Go out into the 15 | And when one of them highways and hedges, and that sat at meat with him compel them to come in, that heard these things, he said my house may be filled. unto him, Blessed is he that 24 For I say unto you, That shall eat bread in the king- none of those men which dom of God.

were bidden shall taste of 16 Then said he unto him, my supper. A certain man made a great 25 T And there went great supper, and bade many: multitudes with him: and he

17 And sent his servant at turned, and said unto them, supper time to say to them 26 If any man come to me, that were bidden, Come; for and hate not his father, and all things are now ready. mother, and wife, and chil

18 And they all with one dren, and brethren, and sisconsent began to make ex- ters, yea, and his own life cuse. The first said unto also, he cannot be my discihim, I have bought a piece ple. of ground, and I must needs 27 And whosoever doth not go and see it: I pray thee bear his cross, and come after have me excused.

me, cannot be my disciple. 19 And another said, I have 28 For which of you, inbought five yoke of oxen, tending to build a tower, and I go to prove them : I sitteth not down first, and pray thee have me excused. counteth the cost, whether he

20 And another said, I have have sufficient to finish it? married a wife, and therefore 29 Lest haply, after he hath I cannot come.

laid the foundation, and is 21 So that servant came, not able to finish it, all that and shewed his lord these behold it begin to mock him, things. Then the master of 30 Saying, This man began the house being angry said to to build, and was not able to His servant, Go out quickly finish.

31 Or what king, going to

5 And when he hath found make war against another it, he layeth it on his shoulDe king, sitteth not down first, ders, rejoicing.

and consulteth whether he be 6 And when he cometh able with ten thousand to home, he calleth together his meet him that cometh against friends and neighbours, sayhim with twenty thousand ? ing unto them, Rejoice with 32 Or else, while the other me; for I have found my is yet a great way off, he send-sheep which was lost. eth an ambassage, and desir 7 I say unto you, that likeeth conditions of peace. wise joy shall be in heaven

33 So likewise, whosoever over one sinner that repenthe be of you that forsaketh eth, more than over ninety not all that he hath, he can- and nine just persons, which not be my disciple.

need no repentance. 34 Sast is good : but if the 8 Either what woman havsalt have lost his savour, ing ten pieces of silver, if wherewith shall it be season- she lose one piece, doth not ed ?

light a candle, and sweep the 35 It is neither fit for the house, and seek diligently land, nor yet for the dung- till she find it? hill;' but men cast it out. He 9 And when she hath found that hath ears to hear, let him it, she calleth her friends and hear.

her neighbours together, say, CHAPTER XV.

ing, Rejoice with me; for I 1 The parable of the lost sheep: 8 of the have found the piece which I piece of silver : 11 of the prodigal son. had lost. WHEN drew near unto him 10 Likewise, I say unto you,

all the publicans and there is joy in the presence sinners for to hear him. of the angels of God over 2 And the Pharisees and one sinner that repenteth. scribes murmured, saying, 11 | And he said, A certain This man receiveth sinners, man had two sons: and eateth with them.

12 And the younger_of 39 And he spake this para-them said to his father, Fable unto them, saying, ther, give me the portion of 4 What man of you, having goods that falleth to me. a hundred sheep, if he lose And he divided unto them one of them, doth not leave his living. the ninety and nine in the 13 And not many days after wilderness, and go after that the younger son gathered all which is lost, until he find it ? | together, and took his journey

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into a far country, and there robe, and put it on him; and wasted his substance with put å ring on his hand, and riotous living

shoes on his feet: 14 And when he had spent 23 And bring hither the fatall, there arose a mighty fam- ted calf, and kill it; and let iné in that land; and he be- us eat, and be merry: gan to be in want.

24 For this my son was dead, 15 And he went and joined and is alive again; he was himself to a citizen of that lost, and is found. And they country; and he sent him in- began to be merry. to his fields to feed swine. 25 Now his elder son was in

16 And he would fain have the field : and as he came filled his belly with the husks and drew nigh to the house, that the swine did eat: and he heard music and dancing. no man gave unto him.

26 And he called one of 17 And when he came to the servants, and asked what himself, he said, How many these things meant. hired servants of my father's 27 And he said unto him, have bread enough and to Thy brother is come; and thy spare, and I perish with hun- father hath killed the fatted ger!

calf, because he hath receiv18 I will arise and go to my ed him safe and sound. father, and will say unto him, 28 And he was angry, and Father, I have sinned against would not go in : therefore heaven, and before thee, came his father out, and en

19 And am no more worthy treated him. to be called thy son : make 29 And he answering said to me as one of thy hired serv- his father, Lo, these many ants.

years do I serve thee, neither 20 And he arose, and came transgressed I at any time to his father. But when he thy commandment; and yet was yet a great way off, his thou never gavest me kid, father saw him, and had com- that I might make merry passion, and ran, and fell on with my friends: his neck, and kissed him. 30 But as soon as this thy.

21 And the son said unto son was come, which hath him, Father, I have sinned devoured thy living with haragainst heaven, and in thy lots, thou hast killed for him sight, and am no more wor- the fatted calf. thy to be called thy son. 31 And he said unto him,

22 But the father said to his Son, thou art ever with me, servants, Bring forth the best and all that I have is thine.

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32 It was meet that we Then said he to another, should make merry, and be And how much owest thou ? glad : for this thy brother And he said, A hundred measwas dead, and is alive again; ures of wheat. And he said and was lost, and is found. unto him, Take thy bill, and

write fourscore. CHAPTER XVI. 8 And the lord commended I The parable of the unjust steward, the unjust steward, because

the covelons Pharisees. 19 The rich he had done wisely : for the glutton, and Lazarus the beggar. children of this world are in ND

disciples, There was a the children of light. certain rich man, which had 9 And I say unto you, Make a steward; and the same was to yourselves friends of the accused unto him that he had mammon of unrighteousness ; wasted his goods.

that, when ye fail, they may 2 And he called him, and receive you into everlasting said unto him, How is it that habitations. I hear this of thee? give an 10 He that is faithful in that account of thy stewardship; which is least is faithful also for thou mayest be no longer in much : and he that is unsteward.

just in the least is unjust also 3 Then the steward said in much. within himself, What shall 11 If therefore ye have not I do ? for my lord taketh been faithful in the unrightaway from me the steward-eous mammon, who will ship: I cannot dig; to beg I commit to your trust the true am ashamed.

riches? 4 I am resolved what to do, 12 And if ye have not that, when I am put out of been faithful in that which the stewardship, they may is another man's, who shall receive me into their houses. give you that which is your

5 So he called every one of own? his lord's debtors unto him, 13 No servant can serve and said unto the first, How two masters : for either he much owest thou unto my will hate the one, and love the lord ?

other; or else he will hold to 6 And he said, A hundred the one, and despise the measures of oil. And he said other. Ye cannot serve God unto him, Take thy bill, and and mammon. sit down quickly, and write 14 And the Pharisees also, fifty.

who were covetous, heard als

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