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ST. MATTHEW.

of riches. 3 The Pharisees also came unto 15 And he laid his hands on him, tempting him, and saying them, and departed thence. unto him, Is it lawful for a man 16 T And, behold,one came and 1 to put away his wife for every said unto him, Good Master, cause?

what good thing shall I do, that 4 And he answered and said I may have eternal life? unto them, Have ye not read, 17 And he said unto him, Why that he which made them at the callest thou me good ? there is beginning made them male and none good but one, that is, God: 1 female,

but if thou wilt enter into life, 5 And said, For this cause shall keep the commandments. a man leave father and mother, 18 He saith unto him. Whichi and shall cleove to his wife: and Jesus said, Thou shalt do no they twain shall be one flesh? murder, Thou shalt not conimit 6 Wherefore they are no more adultery, Thou shalt not steal, twain, but one flesh. What there. Thou shalt not bear false witfore God hath joined together, ness, let not man put asunder. 19 Honour thy father and thy 7 They say unto him, Why did mother; and, Thou shalt love Moses then command to give a thy neighbour as thyself. writing of divorcement, and to 20 The young man saith unto put her away?

him, All these things have , 8 He saith unto them, Moses kept from my youth up: what because of the hardness of your lack I yet? hearts suffered you to put away 21 Jesus said unto him, If thou your wives: but from the begin. wilt be perfect, go and sell that ning it was not so.

thou hast, and give to the poor, 9 And I say unto you, Whoso- and thou shalt have treasure in ever shall put away his wife, heaven: and come and follow except it be for fornication, and me. shall marry another, commit 22 But when the young man tęth adultery: and whoso mar- heard that saying, he went away rieth her which is put away sorrowful: for he had great doth commit adultery.

possessions. 10 His disciples say unto him, 23 Then said Jesus unto his If the case of the man be so with disciples, Verily I say unto you, his wife, it is not good to marry. That a rich man shall hardly 11 But he said unto them, All enter into the kingdom of men cannot receive this say- heaven, ing, save they to whom it is 24 And again I say unto you, given.

It is easier for a camel to go °12 For there are some eunuchs, through the eye of a needle, which were so born from their than for a rich man to enter in. mother's womb; and there are to the kingdom of God. some eunuchs, which were 25 When his disciples heard made eunuchs of men: and it, they were exceedingly amathere be eunuchs, which have zed, saying, Who then can be made themselves eunuchs for saved ? the kingdom of heaven's sake. 26 But Jesus beheld them, and He that is able to receive it, let said unto them, With men this him receive it.

is impossible; but with God 13 T Then were there brought all things are possible. unto him little children, that he 27 Then answered Peter and should put his hands on them, said unto him, Behold, we have and pray: and the disciples re- forsaken all, and followed thee; buked them.

what shall we have therefore 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little 28 And Jesus said unto them, children, and forbid them not, Verily I say unto you, That ye to come unto me; for of such is which have followed me, in the the kingdom of heaven, regeneration when the Son of

The parable of ST. MATTHEW.

the labourers. man shall sit in the throne of|ed it, they murmured against his glory, ye also shall sit upon the good man of the house, twelve thrones, judging the 12 Saying, These last have twelve tribes of Israel.

wrought but one hour. and thou 23 And every one that hath for- hast made them equal unto us, saken houses, or brethren, or which have borne the burden sisters, or father, or mother, or and heat of the day. wife, or children, or lands, for 13 But he answered one of my name's sake, shall receive them, and said, Friend, I do a hundred fold, and shall inherit thee no wrong: didst not thou everlasting life.

agree with me for a penny? 30 But many that are first shall 14 Take that thine is, and go belast; and the last shall be first. I thy way: I will give unto this CHAPTER XX.

last, even as unto thee. The labourer's in the vineyard. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do

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is like unto a man that is a thine eye evil, because I am house holder, which went out good ? early in the morning to hire la 16 So the last shall be first, and bourers into his vineyard. the first last: for many be call

? And when he had agreed ed, but few chosen. with the labourers for a penny 17 1 And Jesus going up to Je& day, he sent them into his rusalem took the twelve discivine yard.

ples apart in the way, and said 3 And he went out about the unto them, third hour, and saw others 18 Behold, we go up to Jerustanding idle in the market salem; and the Son of man shall place,

be betrayed unto the chiet priests 4 And said unto them; Go ye and unto the scribes, and they also into the vineyard, and shall condemn him to death, whatsoever is right I will give 19 And shall deliver him to you. And they went their way. the Gentiles to mock, and to 5 Again he went out about the scourge, and to crucify him: sixth and ninth hour, and did and the third day he shall rise likewise.

again. 6 And about the eleventh hour 20 | Then came to him the be went out, and found others mother of Zebedee's children standing idle, and saith unto with her sons, worshipping him, them, Why stand ye here all and desiring a certain thing of the day idle?

him. 7 They say unto him, Because 21 And he said unto her, What no man hath hired us. He saith wilt thou? She saith unto him, unto them, Go, ye also into the Grant that these my two sons vineyard ; and whatsoever is may sit, the one on thy right right, that shall ye receive. hand, and the other on the left,

8 So wheneven was come, the in thy kingdom. lord of the vineyard saith unto 22 But Jesus answered and his steward, Call the labourers, said, Ye know not what ye ask. and give them their hire, begin- Are ye able to drink of the cup ning from the last unto the first. that I shall drink of, and to be

9 And when they came that baptized with the baptism that were hired about the eleventh I am baptized with? They say hour, they received every man unto him, We are able. a penny.

23 And he saith unto them, Ye But when the first came, shall drink indeed of my cup, they supposed that they should and be baptized with the baphave received more; and they tism that I am baptized with: likewise received every man a but to sit on my right hand, penny.

and on my left, is not mine to 11 And when they had receiv- give, but it shall be given to them

Humility urged. ST. MATTHEW. The temple purified. for whom it is prepared of my hath need of them;and straightFather.

way he will send them. 24 And when the ten heard it, 4 All this was done, that it they were moved with indigna- might be fulfilled which was tion against the two brethren. spoken by the prophet, saying,

25 But Jesus called them unto 5 Tell ye the daughter of Zion, him, and said, Ye know that the Behold, thy King cometh unto princes of the Gentiles exercise thee, meek, and sitting upon dominion over them, and they an ass, and a colt the foal of an that are great exercise authori- ass. ty upon them.

6 And the disciples went, and 26 But it shall not be so among did as Jesus commanded them, you : but whosoever will be 7 And brought the ass, and the great among you, let him be colt, and put on them their your minister;

clothes, and they set him thereon. 27 And whosoever will be chief 8 And a very great multitude among you, let him be your ser- spread their garments in the vant:

way; others cut down branch28 Even as the Son of man es from the trees, and strewed came nolto be ministered unto, them in the way. but to minister, and to give his 9 And the multitudes that went lite a ransom for many.

before, and that followed, cried, And as they departed from saying. Hosanna to the Son of Jericho, a great multitude fol- David Blessed is he that comlowed him.

eth in the name of the Lord; 30 And, behold, two blind men Hosanna in the highest. sitting by the way side, when 10 And when he was come inthey heard that Jesus passed by to Jerusalem, all the city was cried out, saying, Have mercy moved, saving, Who is this? onus, O Lord, thou Son of David. 11 And the multitude said, This 31 And the multitude rebuked is Jesus the prophet of Naza them, because they should hold reth of Galilee. their peace: but they cried the 12 And Jesus went into the more, saying, Have mercy on temple of God, and cast out all us, O Lord, thou Son of David. them that sold and bought in

32 And Jesus stood still, and the temple, and overthrew the called them, and said, What will tables of the money changers, ye that I shall du unto you? and the seats of them that sold 33 They say unto him, Lord, doves, that our eyes may be opened. 13 And said unto them, It ig

34 So Jesus had compassion on written, My house shall be callthem, and touched their eyes: ed the house of prayer; but ye and immediately their eyes re- have made it a den of thieves. ceived sight, and they followed 14 And the blind and the lame him.

came to him in the temple, and CHAPTER XXI.

he healed them. Christ's entry into Jerusalem. 15 And when the chief priests A !

unto Jerusalem, and were things that he did. and the chil come to Bethaphage, unto the dren crying in the temple, and mount of Olives, then sent Je- saying, Hosanna to the Son of sus two disciples,

David; they were sore dis2 Saying unto them, Go into pleased, the village over against you, 16 And said unto him, Hear and straightway ye shall find est thou what these say? And an ass tied, and a colt with her. Jesus saith unto them, Yea; loose them, and bring them unto have ye never read, Out of the me.

mouth of babes and sucklings 3 And if any man say aught thou hast pertected praisa ? un to you, ye shall say, The Lord 17 And he left them, and went

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The fig tree cursed. ST. MATTHEW. of the husbandmen. out of the city into Bethany ; 29 He answered and said, I and he lodged there.

will not; but afterward he re18 Now in the morning, as he pented, and went. returned into the city, he hun- 30 And he came to the second, gered.

and said likewise. And he an. 19 And when he saw a fig tree swered and said, I go, sir; and in the way, he came to it, and went not. found nothing thereon, but 31 Whether of them twain did leaves only, and said unto it, Let the will of his father? They no fruit grow on thee hencefor-say unto him, The first. Jesus ward for ever. And presently saith unto them, Verily I say the fig tree withered away. unto you, That the publicans 20 And when the disciples saw and the harlots go into

the king it, they marvelled, saying, How dom of God before you. soon is the fig tree withered 32 For John came unto you in away!

the way of righteousness, and 21 Jesus answered and said ye believed him not; but the unto them, Verily I say unto publicans and the harlots believ, you, if ye have faith, and doubted him: and ye, when ye had not, ye shall not only do this seen it, repented not afterward, rohich is done to the fig tree, but that ye might believe him. also if ye shall say unto this 33 Hear another parable: mountain, Be thou removed, There was a certain household and be thou cast into the sea; er, which planted a vineyard, it shall be done.

and hedged it round about, and 22 And all things, whatsoever digged a winepress in it, and ye shall ask in prayer, believ- built a tower, and let it out to ing, ye shall receive.

husbandmen, and went into a 23 And when he was come far country: into the temple,

the chief priests 34 And when the time of the fruit and the elders of the people drew near, he sent his servants came unto him

as he was teach to the husband men, that they ing, and said, By what author- might receive the fruits of it. ity doest thou these things? and 33 And the husbandmen took who gave thee this authority? his servants, and beat one, and

24 And Jesus answered and killed another, and stoned ansaid unto them, I also will ask other. you one thing, which if ye tell 36 Again, he sent other servme, I in like wise will

tell you ants more than the first: and by what authority I do these they did unto them likewise. things.

37 But last of all he sent un25 The baptism of John, whence to them his son, saying, They was it? from heaven, or of men? will reverence my son. And they reasoned with them 38 But when the husbandmen selves, saying, If we shall say, saw the son, they said among From heaven; he will say unto themselves, This is the heir; us, Why did ye not then be- come, let us kill him, and let us lieve him?

seize on his inheritance. 26 But if we shall say, Of men; 39 And they caught him, and we fear the people ; for all hold cast him out of the vineyard, John as a prophet.

and slew him. 27 And they answered Jesus, 40 When the lord therefore of and said, We cannot tell. And the vineyard cometh, what will he said unto them, Neither tell he do unto those husbandmen? 1 you by what authority I do

41 They say unto him, He will these things.

miserably destroy those wick28 But what think ye? A cer- ed men, and will let out his tain man had two sons, and he vineyard unto other husbandcame to the first, and said, Son, men, which shall render him go work to day in my vineyard. the fruits in their seasons.

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The wedding feast.' ST. MATTHEW. Tribute to Cesar.

42 Jegus saith unto them, Did ways, and as many as ye shall ye never read in the Scriptures, find, bid to the marriage. The stone which the builders 10 So those servants went out rejected, the same is become into the highways, and gatherthe head of the corner: this is ed together all as many as they the Lord's doing, and it is mar- found, both bad and good : and vellous in our eyes?

the wedding was furnished with 43 Therefore say I unto you, guests. The kingdom of God shall be 11 And when the king came taken from you, and given to a in to see the guests, he saw there nation bringing forth the fruits a man which had not on a wedthereof,

ding garment: 44 And whosoever shall fall on 12 And he saith unto him, this stone shall be broken: but Friend, how camest, thou in on whomsoever it shall tall, it hither not having a wedding will grind him to powder. garment! And he was speech

45 And when the chief priests less.
and Pharisees had heard his 13 Then said the king to the
parables, they perceived that servants Bind him hand and
he spake of them.

foot, and take him away, and
46 But when they sought to lay cast' him into outer darkness;
hands on him, they feared the there shall be weeping and
multitude, because they took gnashing of teeth.
him for a prophet.

14 For many are called, but CHAPTER XXII.

few are chosen. The marriage of the king's son. 15 Then went the Pharisees,

ND Jesus answered and and took counsel how they parables, and said,

talk. 2 The kingdom of heaven is 26 And they sent out unto him like unto a certain king, which their disciples with the Herodimade a marriage for his son, ans, saying, Master, we know

3 And sent forth his servants to that thou art true, and teachest call them that were bidden to the way of God in truth, neithe wedding: and they would ther carest thou for any man: not come.

for thou regardest not the per4 Again, he sent forth other son of men. servants, saying, Tell them 17 Tell us therefore, What which are bidden, Behold, I thinkest thou? Is it lawful to have prepared my dinner: my give tribute unto Cesar, or not1 oxen and my fatlings are killed, 18 But Jesus perceived their and all things are ready : come wickedness, and said, Why unto the marriage.

tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 5 But they made lightof it, and 19 Shew me the tribute money. went their ways, one to his And they brought unto him a farm, another to his merchan- penny. dise:

20 And he saith unto them, 6 And the remnant took his Whose is this image and superservants, and entreated them scription? spitefully, and slew them. 21 They say unto him. Cesar's 7 But when the king heard Then saith he unto them, Rentthereof, he was wroth: and he der therefore unto Cesar the sent forth his armies, and de- things which are Cesar's; and stroyed those murderers, and unto God the things that are burned up their city.

God's. 8 Then saith he to his servants, 22 When they had heard these The wedding is ready, but they words, they marvelled, and left which were bidden were not him, and went their way. worthy.

239 The same day came to him 9 Go ye therefore into the high- the Sadducees, which say that

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