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of the wicked husbandmen.

of paying tribute. Neither tell I you by what said, What is this then that is authority I do these things. written, The stone which the

9 Then began he to speak to builders rejected, the same is the people this parable; A cer- become the head of the corner? tain man planted a vineyard, 18 Whosoever shall fall upon and let it forth to husbandmen, that stone shall be broken; but and went into a far country on whomsoever it shall fall, it for a long time.

will grind him to powder. 10 And at the season he sent 19 And the chief priests and a servant to the husbandmen, the scribes the same

same hour that they should give him of sought to lay hands on him; the fruit of the vineyard: but and they feared the people: for the husbandmen beat him, and they perceived that he had sent him away empty.

spoken this parable against 11 And again he sent another them. servant: and they beat him also, 20 And they watched him, and entreated him shamefully, and sent forth spies, which and sent him away empty:

should feign themselves just 12 And again he sent a third: men, that they might take and they wounded him also, hold of his words, that 'so they and cast him out.

might deliver him unto the 13 Then said the lord of power and authority of the the vineyard, What shall I do? governor. I will send my beloved son: it 21 And they asked him, may be they will reverence saying, Master, we know that him, when they see him. thou sayest and teachest rightly,

14 But when the husband neither acceptest thou the permen saw him, they reasoned son of any, but teachest the among themselves, saying, This way of God truly: is the heir: come, let us kill 22 Is it lawful for us to give him, that the inheritance may tribute unto Cesar, or no?

23 But he perceived their 15 So they cast him out craftiness, and said unto them, of the vineyard, and killed Why tempt ye me? him. What therefore shall 24 Shew me a penny. Whose the lord of the vineyard do image and superscription hath unto thern?

it? They answered and said, 16 He shallcome and destroy Cesar’s. these husbandmen, and shail 25 And he said unto them, give the vineyard to others. Render therefore unto Cesar And when they heard it, they the things which be Cesar's, said, God forbid.

and unto God the things which 17 And he beheld them, and I be God's.

be ours.

The Sadducees. confuted.


Christ is David's Lord. 26 And they could not take the angels; and are the children hold of his words before the of God, being the children of people: and they marvelled at the resurrection. his answer, and held their 37 Now that the dead are peace.

raised, even Moses shewed at 27 Then came to him certain the bush, when he calleth the of the Sadducees, which deny Lord the God of Abraham, that there is any resurrection; and the God of Isaac, and the and they asked him,

God of Jacob. 28 Saying, Master, Moses 38 For he is not a God of wrote unto us, If any man's the dead, but of the living: for brother die, having a wife, and all live unto him. he die without children, that 39 Then certain of the his brother should take his scribes answering said, Master, wife, and raise up seed unto thou hast well said. his brother.

40 And after that they durst 29 There were therefore not ask him any question at seven brethren: and the first all. took a wife, and died without 41 And he said unto them, children.

How say they that Christ is 30 And the second took David's son? her to wife, and he died 42 And David himself saith childless.

in the book of Psalms, The 31 And the third took her; LORD said to my Lord, Sit and in like manner the seven thoù on my right hand, also: and they left no children, 43 Till I make thine enemies and died.

thy footstool. 32 Last of all the woman 44 David therefore calleth died also.

him Lord; how is he then his 33 Therefore in the resurrec-son? tion whose wife of them is she? 45 Then, in the audience of for seven had her to wife. all the people, he said unto his

34 And Jesus answering said disciples, unto them, The children of 46 Beware of the scribes, this world marry, and are given which desire to walk in long in marriage:

robes, and love greetings in the 35 But they which shall be markets, and the highest seats accounted worthy to obtain that in the synagogues, and the world, and the resurrection chief rooms at feasts; from the dead, neither marry, 47 Which devour widows' nor are given in marriage: houses, and for a shew make

36 Neither can they die any long prayers: the same shall more: for they are equal unto receive greater damnation:


her penury

Jerusalem's destruction foretold: CHAP. XXI. The signs preceding it. CHAP. XXI.

Nation shall rise against nation, Destruction of the temple predicted. and kingdom against kingdom:

ND he looked up, and 11 And great earthquakes

saw the rich men casting shall be in divers places, and their gifts into the treasury. famines, and pestilences; and

2 And he saw also a certain fearful sights and great signs poor widow casting in thither shall there be from heaven. two mites.

12 But before all these, they 3 And he said, Of a truth shall lay their hands on you, I say unto you, That this poor and persecute you, delivering widow hath cast in more than you up to the synagogues, and they all :

into prisons, being brought be4 For all these have of their fore kings and rulers for my abundance cast in unto the name's sake. offerings of God: but she of 13 And it shall turn to you

hath cast in all the for a testimony, living that she had.

14 Settle ti therefore in

your 5 And as some spake of hearts, not to meditate before the temple, how it was adorned what ye shall answer : with goodly stones and gifts, 15 For I will give you a he said,

mouth and wisdom, which all 6 As for these things which your adversaries shall not be ye behold, the days will come, able to gainsay nor resist. in the which there shall not be 16 And ye shall be betrayed left one stone upon another, both by parents, and brethren, that shall not be thrown down. and kinsfolks, and friends ; and

7 And they asked him, say- some of you shall they cause to ing, Master, but when shall be put to death. these things be? and what 17 And ye shall be hated of sign will there be when these all men for my name's sake. things shall come to pass ?

18 But there shall not an 8 And he said, Take heed hair of your head perish. that ye be not deceived : for 19 In your patience possess many shall come in my name, ye your souls. saying, I am Christ; and the 20 And when ye shall see time draweth near : go ye not Jerusalem compassed with artherefore after them.

mies, then know

know that the 9 But when ye shall hear desolation thereof is nigh. of wars and commotions, be 21 Then let them which are not terrified : for these things in Judea flee to the mounmust first come to pass; but tains; and let them which 'the end is not by and by. are in the midst of it depart

10 Then said he unto them, out; and let not them that


The signs preceding

Christ's second coming. in the countries enter forth, ye see and know of your thereinto.

own selves that summer is now 22 For these be the days nigh at hand. of vengeance, that all things 31 So likewise

ye, when

ye which are written may be ful- see these things come to pass, filled.

know ye that the kingdom of 23 But woe unto them that God is nigh at hand. are with child, and to them 32 Verily I say unto you, that give suck in those days! This generation shall not pass for there shall be great distress away till all be fulfilled. in the land, and wrath upon

33 Heaven and earth shall this people.

pass away; but my words shall 24 And they shall fall by not pass away. the edge of the sword, and

34 And take heed to yourshall be led away captive into selves, lest at any time your all nations : and Jerusalem hearts be overcharged with surshall be trodden down of the feiting, and drunkenness, and Gentiles, until the times of the cares of this life, and so that Gentiles: be fulfilled.

dạy come upon you unawares. 25 And there shall be signs 35 For as a snare shall it in the sun, and in the moon, come on all them that dwell and in the stars; and upon the on the face of the whole earth. earth, distress of nations, with 36 Watch ye therefore, and perplexity; the sea and the pray always, that ye may be waves roaring;

accounted worthy to escape all 26 Men's hearts failing them these things that shall come to for fear, and for looking after pass, and to stand before the those things which are coming Son of man. on the earth : for the powers of 37 And in the day-time heaven shall be shaken. he was teaching in the temple:

27 And then shall they see and at night he went out, and the Son of man coming in abode in the mount that is a cloud with power and great called the mount of Olives. glory

38 And all the people came 28 And when these things early in the morning to him in begin to come to pass, then the temple, for to hear him. look up, and lift up your

CHAP. XXII. heads ; for your redemption The Jews conspire against Christ. draweth nigh.

OW the feast of unleaven29 And he spake to them ed bread drew nigh, which a parable; Behold, the fig- is called the Passover. tree, and all the trees; 2 And the chief priests and

30 When they now shoot scribes sought how they might


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The Jews conspire agdinst him. CHAP. XXII. The Lörd's Supper instituted. kill him ; for they feared the 14 And when the hour was people

come, he sat down, and the 3 Then entered Satan into twelve apostles with him. Judas surnamed Iscariot, being 15 And he said unto them, of the number of the twelve. With desire I have desired

4 And he went his way, to eat this passover with you . and communed with the chief before I suffer : priests and captains, how he 16 For I say unto you, I will might betray hím unto them. not any more eat thereof, until

5 And they were glad, and it be fulfilled in the kingdom covenanted to give him money. of God.

6 And he promised, and 17 And he took the cup, sought opportunity to betray and gave thanks, and said, him unto them in the absence Take this, and divide it among of the multitude.

yourselves : 7 Then came the day of 18 For I say unto you, unleavened bread, when the I will not drink of the fruit of passover must be killed.

the vine, until the kingdom of 8 And he sent. Peter and God shall come. John, saying, Go and prepare 19 And he took bread, and us the passover, that we may eat. gave thanks, and brake it, and

9 And they said unto him, gave unto them, saying, This is Where wilt thou thou that we my body which is given for you: prepare ?

this do in remembrance of me. 1o And he said unto them, 20 Likewise also the cup Behold, when ye are entered after supper, saying, This cup into the city, there shall a man is the new testament in my meet you, bearing a pitcher blood, which is shed for you. of water : follow him into the 21 But, behold, the hand of house where he entereth in: him that betrayeth me is with 11 And ye shall say unto

me on the table.
the good man of the house, 22 And truly the Son of

The Master saith unto thee, man goeth as it was deter-
Where is the guest-chamber, mined: but woe unto that man
where I shall eat the passover by whom he is betrayed !
with my disciples ?

23 And they began to in-
'12 And he shall shew you quire among themselves, which
a large upper room furnished : of them it was that should do
there make ready
13 And they went, and

24 And there was also a strife found as he had said unto among them, which of them them : and they made ready should beaccounted thegreatest.

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