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Jerusalem's destruction foretold. MATTHEW,

The signs preceding offended, and shall betray one an- 23 Then if any man shall say other, and shall hate one another. unto you, Lo, here is Christ,

11 And many false prophets or there; believe it not. shall rise, and shalldeceive many. 24 For there shall arise false

12 And because iniquity shall christs, and false prophets, and abound, the love of many shall shall shew great signs and won

ders; insomuch that, if it were 13 But he that shall endure possible, they shall deceive the unto the end, the same shall be very elect. saved.

25 Behold, I have told you 14 And this gospel of the before. kingdom shall be preached in 26 Wherefore if they shall say all the world for a witness unto unto you, Behold, he is in the all nations; and then shall the desert; go not forth; Behold, end come.

he is in the secret chambers; 15 When ye, therefore, shall believe it not. see the abomination of desolation, 27 Foras the lightning cometh spoken of by Daniel the prophet, out of the east, and shineth even stand in the holy place, (whoso unto the west; so shall also the readeth, let him understand,) coming of the Son of man be.

16 Then let them which be in 28 For wheresoever the carJudea flee into the mountains : case is, there will the eagles be

17 Let him which is on the gathered together. house-top not come down to take 29 Immediately after the any thing out of his house :

tribulation of those days shall 18 Neither let him which is the sun be darkened, and the in the field return back to take moon shall not give her light, his clothes.

and the stars shall fall from 19 And woe unto them that heaven, and the powers of the are with child, and to them that heavens shall be shaken: give suck, in those days !

30 And then shall


the 20 But pray, ye that your sign of the Son of man in heaflight be not in the winter, ven : and then shall all the tribes neither on the sabbath-day : of the earth mourn, and they

21 For then shall be great shall see the Son of man coming tribulation, such as was not since in the clouds of heaven with the beginning of the world to power and great glory:

. this time, no, nor ever shall be. 31 And he shall send his angels

22 And except those days with a great sound of a trumpet; should be shortened, there and they shall gather together should no flesh be saved: but his elect from the four winds, for the elect's sake those days from one end of heaven to the shall be shortened.


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to judgement. 32 Now learn a parable of the and would not have suffered his fig-tree: When his branch is yet house to be broken up. tender, and putteth forth leaves, 44 Therefore be ye also ready: ye know that summer is nigh: for in such an hour as ye think

33 So likewise ye, when ye not the Son of man cometh. shall see all these things, know 45 Who then is a faithful and that it is near, even at the doors. wise servant, whom his lord hath

34 Verily I say unto you, made ruler over his household, to This generation shall not pass give them meat in due season? till all these things be fulfilled.

46 Blessed is that servant 35 Heaven and earth shall whom his lord, when he cometh, pass away, but my words shall shall find so doing. not pass away;

47 Verily I say unto you, That 36 But of that day and hour he shall make him ruler over all knoweth no man, no, not the his goods. angels of heaven, but


Father 48 But and if that evil servant only.

shall say in his heart, My lord 37 But as the days of Noe delayeth his coming ; were, so shall also the coming 49 And shall begin to smite of the Son of man be.

his fellow-servants, and to eat 38 For as in the days that and drink with the drunken; were before the flood they were 50 The lord of that servant eating and drinking, marrying shall come in a day when he and giving in marriage, until the looketh not for him, and in an day that Noe entered into the hour that he is not ware of, ark,

51 And shall cut him asunder, 39 And knew not, until the and appoint him his portion with flood came and took them all the hypocrites : there shall be away; so shall also the coming weeping and gnashing of teeth. of the Son of man be.

CHAP. XXV. 40 Then shall two be in the Parable of the ten virgins, &c.

HEN shall the kingdom of and the other left.

heaven be likened unto ten 41 Two women shall be grind- virgins, which took their lamps, ing at the mill; the one shall be and went forth to meet the taken, and the other left. bridegroom. 42 Watch therefore; for ye

2 And five of them were wise, know not what hour your Lord and five were foolish. doth come.

3 They that were foolish took 43. But know this, that if the their lamps, and took no oil with good man of the house had known them : in what watch the thief would 4 But the wise tuok oil in come, he would have watched, I their vessels with their lamps.

field; the one shall be taken, The


Parable of the ten virgins,

and of the talents. 5 While the bridegroom tar-| with the same, and made them ried, they all slumbered and slept. other five talents.

6 And at midnight there was 17 And likewise he that had a cry made, Behold, the bride received two, he also gained groom cometh ; go ye out to other two. meet him.

18 But he that had received 7 Then all those virgins arose, one went and digged in the and trimmed their lamps.

earth, and hid his lord's money. 8 And the foolish said unto 19 After a long time the lord the wise, Give us of your oil; of those servants cometh, and for our lamps are gone out. reckoneth with them.

9 But the wise answered, say- 20 And so he that had received ing, Not so; lest there be not five talents came and brought enough for us and you: but go other five talents, saying, Lord, ye rather to them that sell, and thou deliveredst unto me five buy for yourselves.

talents ; behold, I have gained 10 And while they went to besides them five talents more, buy, the bridegroom came; and 21 His lord said unto him, they that were ready went in Well done, thou good and faithful with him to the marriage: and servant: thou hast been faithful the door was shut.

overa few things, I will make thee 11 Afterward came also the ruler over many things : enter other virgins, saying, Lord, thou into the joy of thy lord. Lord, open to us.

22 He also that had received 12 But he answered and said, two talents came and said, Lord, Verily I say unto you, I know thou deliveredst unto me two

talents : behold, I have gained 13 Watch therefore, for ye two other talents besides them. know neither the day nor the 23 His lord said unto him, hour wherein the Son of man Well done, good and faithful sercometh.

vant: thou hast been faithful over 14 For the kingdom of heaven a few things, I will make thee is as a man travelling into a far ruler over many things: enter country, who called his own thou into the joy of thy lord. servants, and delivered unto 24 Then he which had rethem his goods.

ceived the one talent came and 15 And unto one he gave five said, Lord, I knew thee that thou talents, to another two, and to art a hard man, reaping where another one; to every man ac- thou hast not sown, and gathering cording tohis several ability; and where thou hast not strawed : straightway took his journey. 25 And I was afraid, and went

16 Then he that had received and hid thy talent in the earth: the five talents went and traded | lo, there thou hast that is thine.

you not.


A description of

the last judgement. 26 His lord answered and said 36 Naked, and ye clothed unto him, Thouwickedand sloth- me: I was sick, and


visited ful servant, thou knewest that I me: I was in prison, and ye reap where I sowed not, and ga- came unto me. ther where I have not strawed: 37 Then shall the righteous

27 Thou oughtest therefore answer him, saying, Lord, when to have put my money to the saw we thee an hungred, and exchangers, and then at my fed thee? or thirsty, and gave coming I should have received thee drink? mine own with usury.

38 When saw

we thee a 28 Take therefore the talent stranger, and took thee in? or from him, and give it unto him naked, and clothed thee? which hath ten talents.

39 Or when saw we thee sick, 29 For unto every one that or in prison, and came unto thee? hath shall be given, and he shall 40 And the King shall answer have abundance: but from him and say unto them, Verily I say that hath not shall be taken unto you, In as much as ye have away even that which he hath. done it unto one of the least of

30 And cast ye the unprofit- these my brethren, ye have done able servant into outer darkness: it unto me, there shall be weeping and 41 Then shall he say also unto gnashing of teeth.

them on the left hand, Depart 31 When the Son of man shall from me, ye cursed, into evercomein his glory, and all the holy lasting fire, prepared for the angels with him, then shall he devil and his angels: sit upon the throne of his glory: 42 For I was an hungred,

32 And before him shall be and ye gave me no meat: I was gathered all nations; and he thirsty, and ye gave menodrink: shall separate them one from 43 I was a stranger, and ye another, as a shepherd divideth took me not in: naked, and

ye his sheep from the goats :

clothed me not: sick, and in 33 And he shall set the sheep prison, and ye visited me not. on his right hand, but the goats 44 Then shall they also an, on the left.

swer him, saying, Lord, when 34 Then shallthe King sayun-saw we thee an hungred, or to them on his right hand, Come, athirst, or a stranger, or naked, ye blessed of my Father, inherit or sick, or in prison, and did not the kingdom prepared for you minister unto thee? from the foundation of the world: 45 Then shall he answer them,

35 For I was an hungred, and saying, Verily I say unto you, ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, In as much as ye did it not to and ye gave me drink : I was one of the least of these, ye did a stranger, and ye took me in; it not to me.

but me ye

Christ's head anointed.


Treachery of Judas. 46 And these shall go away | always with you; into everlasting punishment: but have not always. the righteous into life eternal. 12 For in that she hath

poured CHAP. XXVI.

this ointment on my body, she The rulers conspire against Christ. did it for


burial. A Nesuist hrane ished si these wherescever this gospel shali sayings, he said unto his disciples, be preached in the whole world,

2 Ye know that after two days there shall also this, that this is the feast of the passover, and woman hath done, be told for the Son of man is betrayed to

a memorial of her. be crucified.

14 Then one of the twelve, 3 Then assembled together called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and the scribes, the chief priests, and the elders of the people, 15 And said unto them, What unto the palace of the high will ye give me, and I will de priest, who was called Caiaphas, liver him unto you?. And they

4 And consulted that they covenanted with him for thirty might take Jesus by subtilty, pieces of silver. and kill him.

16 And from that time he 5 But they said, Not on the sought opportunity to betray him. feast day, lest there be an uproar 17 Now the first day of among the people.

the feast of unleavened bread 69 Now when Jesus was in the disciples came to Jesus, Bethany, in the house of Simon saying unto him, Where wilt the leper,

thou that we prepare for thee to 7 There came unto him a eat the passover? woman having an alabaster box 18 And he said, Go into the of very precious ointment, and city to such a man, and say poured it on his head as he sat unto him, The Master saith, My at meat.

time is at hand; I will keep the 8 But when his disciples saw passover at thy house with my it, they had indignation, saying, disciples. To what purpose is this waste? 19 And the disciples did as

9 For this ointment might Jesus had appointed them; and have been sold for much, and they made ready the passover. given to the poor.

20 Now when the even was 10 When Jesus understood come, he sat down with the it, he said unto them, Why twelve. trouble ye the woman for 21 And as they did eat, he she hath wrought a good work said, Verily I say unto you, That upon me.

one of you shall betray me. 11 For ye have the poor 22 And they were exceeding

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