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Chap. xx. Labourers in the vineyard.
murder, Thou shalt not commit saken houses, or brethren, or adultery, Thou shalt not steal, sisters, or father, or mother, or Thou shalt not bear false witness, wife, or children, or lands, for 19 Honour thy father and thy my name's sake, shall receive an mother: and, Thou shalt love hundred-fold, and shall inherit thy neighbour as thyself. everlasting life.
20 The young man saith unto 30 But many that are first shall him, All these things have I kept be last; and the last shall be from my youth up: what lack first.
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou The labourers in the vineyard.
that be perfect, go and sell that FOR the kingdom of heaven is
like unto a man that is an and thou shalt have treasure in householder, which went out early heaven; and come and follow in the morning to hire labourers, into his vineyard.
22 But when the young man 2 And when he had agreed with heard that saying, he went away the labourers for a penny a day, sorrowful: for he had great pos- he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the 23 1 Then said Jesus unto his third hour, and saw others standdisciples, Verily I say unto you, ing idle in the market-place, That arich man shall hardly enter 4 And said unto them, Go ye into the kingdom of heaven. also into the vineyard; and what24 And again I say unto you, It soever is right I will give you. is easier for a camel to go through And they went their way. the eye of a needle, than for a rich 5 Again he went out about the man to enter into the kingdom of sixth and ninth hour, and did God. likewise.
25 When his disciples heard it,| 6 And about the eleventh hour they were exceedingly amazed, he went out, and found others saying, Who then can be saved?standing idle, and saith unto them,
26 But Jesus beheld them, and Why stand ye here all the day said unto them, With men this is idle? impossible; but with God all 7 They say unto him, because things are possible. no man hath hired us. He saith 27 ¶ Then answered Peter, and unto them, Go ye also into the said unto him, behold, we have vineyard; and whatsoever is right, forsaken all, and followed thee ;that shall ye receive. what shall we have therefore? 8 So when even was come, the
28 And Jesus said unto them, lord of the vineyard saith unto his Verily I say unto you, That ye steward, Call the labourers, and which have followed me in the give them their hire, beginning regeneration, when the Son of from the last unto the first. man shall sit in the throne of his 9 And when they came that glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve were hired about the eleventh thrones, judging the twelve tribes hour, they received every man & of Israel. 29 And every one that hath for
10 But when the first came,
Two blind men.
they supposed that they should ye able to drink of the cup that I have received more; and they like-shall drink of, and to be baptized wise received every man a penny. with the baptism that I am bap11 And when they had received tized with? They say unto him, it, they murmured against the We are able. good man of the house,
23 And he saith unto them, Ye 12 Saying, These last have shall drink indeed of my cup, and wrought but one hour, and thou be baptized with the baptism that hast made them equal unto us, I am baptized with: but to sit on which have borne the burden and my right hand, and on my left, is heat of the day. not mine to give; but it shall be 13 But he answered one of given to them for whom it is prethem, and said, Friend, I do thee pared of my Father. no wrong: didst not thou agree 24 And when the ten heard it, with me for a penny? they were moved with indignati14 Take that thine is, and go on against the two brethren. thy way I will give unto this 25 But Jesus called them unto last, even as unto thee. him, and said, Ye know that the 15 Is it not lawful for me to do princes of the Gentiles exercise what I will with mine own? is dominion over them, and they thine eye evil because I am good? that are great exercise authority 16 So the last shall be first, and upon them.
the first last for many be called, 26 But it shall not be so among but few chosen. you: but whosoever will be great 17 ¶ And Jesus, going up to Je-among you, let him be your mirusalem, took the twelve disciples nister; apart in the way, and said unto 27 And whosoever will be chiefathem, mongyou, let him be your servant:
18 Behold, we go up to Jeru- 28 Even as the Son of man salem; and the Son of man shall came not to be ministered unto, be betrayed unto the chief priests, but to minister, and to give his and unto the scribes, and they life a ransom for many. shall condemn him to death,
29 ¶ And as they departed from 19 And shall deliver him to the Jericho, a great multitude followGentiles to mock, and to scourge, ed him; and to crucify him: and the third 30 And, behold two blind day he shall rise again. men sitting by the way side, when
20 Then came to him the they heard that Jesus passed by, mother of Zebedee's children, cried out, saying, Have mercy on with her sons, worshipping him, us, O Lord! thou Son of David. and desiring a certain thing of him. 31 And the multitude rebuked
21 And he said unto her, What them, because they should hold wilt thou? she saith unto him, their peace: but they cried the Grant that these my two sons may more, saying, Have mercy on us, sit, the one on thy right hand, and O Lord! thou Son of David. the other on the left, in thy kingclom.
32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will 22 But Jesus answered and said, ye that I should do unto you? Ye know not what ye ask. Arel 33 They say unto him, Lord,
Christ rideth into Ferusalem. Chap. xxi. The fruitless fig-tree. that our eyes may be opened. This is Jesus the prophet, of 34 So Jesus had compassion on Nazareth of Galilee.
them, and touched their eyes: 12 And Jesus went into the and immediately their eyes re-temple of God, and cast out all ceived sight, and they followed them that sold and bought in the him. temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
Christ rideth into Ferusalem. ND when they drew night 13 And said unto them, It is unto Jerusalem, and were written, My house shall be called come to Bethpage, unto the mount the house of prayer; but ye have of Olives, then sent Jesus two made it a den of thieves.
disciples, 14 And the blind and the lame 2 Saying unto them, Go into came to him in the temple; and the village over against you, and he healed them. straightway ye shall find an ass 15 And when the chief priests tied, and a colt with her: loose and scribes saw the wonderful them, and bring them unto me. things that he did, and the child
3 And if any man say ought un-ren crying in the temple, and to you, ye shall say, The Lord saying, Hosanna to the son of hath need of them; and straight- David; they were sore displeased, way he will send them. 16 And said unto him, Hearest 4. All this was done, that it thou what these say? And Jesus might be fulfilled which was saith unto them, Yea; have ye spoken by the prophet, saying, never read, Out of the mouth of 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, babes and sucklings thou hast Behold, thy king cometh unto perfected praise? thee, meek, and sitting upon an 17 T And he left them, and ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. went out of the city into Betha6 And the disciples went, and ny; and he lodged there. did as Jesus commanded them,
18 Now in the morning, as he 7 And brought the ass, and the returned into the city, he huncolt, and put on them their gered. clothes, and they set him thereon. 19 And when he saw a fig-tree
8 And a very great multitude in the way, he came to it, and spread their garments in the way; found nothing thereon, but leaves others cut down branches from only; and said unto it, Let no the trees, and strawed them in fruit grow on thee henceforward the way. for ever. And presently the fig 9 And the multitudes that went tree withered away. before, and that followed, cried, 20 And when the disciples saw saying, Hosanna to the son of Da-it, they marvelled, saying, How vid: Blessed is he that cometh in soon is the fig-tree withered away! the name of the Lord; Hosanna 21 Jesus answered, and said in the highest. unto them, Verily I say unto 10 And when he was come in-you, If ye have faith, and doubt to Jerusalem, all the city was not, ye shall not only do this moved, saying, Who is this? which is done to the fig-tree, but 11 And the multitude said,also, if ye shall say unto this
mountain, Be thou removed, and go into the kingdom of God bebe thou cast into the sea; it shall fore you. be done.
32 For John came unto you in 22 And all things, whatsoever the way of righteousness, and ye ye shall ask in prayer, believing, believed him not: but the pubye shall receive. licans and the harlots believed 23 ¶ And when he was come him; and ye, when ye had seen into the temple, the chief priests it, repented not afterward, that and the elders of the people came ye might believe him. unto him, as he was teaching, 33 Hear another parable: and said, By what authority doest There was a certain householder, thou these things? and who gave which planted a vineyard, and thee this authority? hedged it round about, and dig
24 And Jesus answered and ged a wine-press in it, and built a said unto them, I also will ask tower, and let it out to husbandyou one thing, which if ye tell men, and went into a far country. me, I in likewise will tell you by 34 And, when the time of the what authority I do these things. fruit drew near, he sent his scrvants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it.
35 And the husbandmen took
25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, his servants, and beat one, and From heaven; he will say unto us, killed another, and stoned another. Why did ye not then believe him? 36 Again, he sent other servants 26 But if we shall say, Of men; more than the first: and they did we fear the people: for all hold unto them likewise. John as a prophet.
37 But last of all he sent unto 27 And they answered Jesus, them his son, saying, They will and said, We cannot tell. And he reverence my son. said unto them, Neither tell I you 38 But when the husbandmen by what authority I do these saw the son, they said among things. themselves, This is the heir;
28 But what think ye? Alcome, let us kill him, and let us certain man had two sons; and seize on his inheritance: he came to the first, and said, 39 And they caught him, and Son, go work to-day in my vine-cast him out of the vineyard, and yard. slew him.
29 He answered and said, I 40 When the lord, therefore, of will not but afterward he repent- the vineyard cometh, what will ed, and went. he do unto those husbandmen ? 30 And he came to the second, 41 They say unto him, He will and said likewise. And he an-miserably destroy those wicked swered and said, I go, sir: and men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which 31 Whether of them twain did shall render him the fruits in their the will of his father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did unto them, Verily I say unto you, ye never read in the scriptures, that the publicans and the harlots The stone which the builders re
Parable of the marriage. jected, the same is become the stroyed those murderers, and head of the corner: this is the burnt up their city. Lord's doing, and it is marvellous 8 Then saith he to his servants, in our eyes? The wedding is ready, but they 43 Therefore say I unto you, which were bidden were not The kingdom of God shall be tak-worthy.
en from you, and given to a nation 9 Go ye therefore into the highbringing forth the fruits there- ways, and, as many as ye shall of. find, bid to the marriage.
44 And whosoever shall fall on 10 So those servants went out this stone, shall be broken; but into the highways, and gathered on whomsoever it shall fall, it will together all as many as they found, grind him to powder. both bad and good: and the wed45 And when the chief priests ding was furnished with guests. and Pharisees had heard his para- 11 ¶ And when the king came bles, they perceived that he spake in to see the guests, he saw there of them. a man which had not on a wed46 But when they sought to lay ding garment: hands on him, they feared the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then saith the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot,
into outer darkness; there shall is be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 14 For many are called, but few are chosen.
parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to 15 ¶ Then went the Pharisees, call them that were bidden to the and took counsel how they might wedding; and they would not entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him 4 Again, he sent forth other their disciples, with the Herodiscrvants, saying, Tell them which ans, saying, Master, we know are bidden, Behold, I have pre-that thou art true, and teachest pared my dinner: my oxen and the way of God in truth, neither my fatlings are killed, and all carest thou for any man: for thou things are ready: come unto the regardest not the person of men. marriage. 17 Tell us, therefore, What 5 But they made light of it, and thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give went their ways, one to his farm, tribute unto Cesar, or not? another to his merchandise:
18 But Jesus perceived their 6 And the remnant took his ser-wickedness, and said, Why tempt vants, and intreated them spiteful-ye me, ye hypocrites? ly, and slew them.
19 Shew me the tribute-money. 7 But when the king heard And they brought unto him a thereof, he was wroth: and he penny. sent forth his armies, and de- 20 And he saith unto them,