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Chap. xxiv. Signs of Christ's coming.

9 Then shall they deliver you 24 For there shall arise false up to be afflicted, and shall kill Christs, and false prophets, and you and ye shall be hated of all shall shew great signs and wonnations for my names' sake. ders; insomuch, that, (if it were

10 And then shall many be of-possible,) they shall deceive the fended, and shall betray one ano-very elect.

ther, and shall hate one another. 25 Behold, I have told you be11 And many false prophets fore.

shall rise, and shall deceive many. 26 Wherefore, if they shall say 12 And because iniquity shall unto you, Behold, he is in the abound, the love of many shall desert; go not forth: Behold, he wax cold. is in the secret chambers; believe

13 But he that shall endure it not. unto the end, the same shall be 27 For as the lightning cometh saved. out of the east, and shineth even 14 And this gospel of the king- unto the west; so shall also the dom shall be preached in all the coming of the Son of man be. world, for a witness unto all nati- 28 For wheresoever the carcase ons; and then shall the end come. is, there will the eagles be gather15 When ye therefore shall seeled together.

the abomination of desolation, 29 ¶ Immediately after the trispoken of by Daniel the prophet, bulation of those days shall the stand in the holy place, (whoso sun be darkened, and the moon readeth, let him understand:) shall not give her light, and the 16 Then let them which be in stars shall fall from heaven, and Judea flee into the mountains: the powers of the heavens shall 17 Let him which is on the be shaken:

house-top not come down to take 30 And then shall appear the any thing out of his house: sign of the Son of man in heaven: 18 Neither let him which is in and then shall all the tribes of the the field return back to take his earth mourn, and they shall see clothes. the Son of man coming in the 19 And woe unto them that are clouds of heaven with power and with child, and to them that give great glory.

suck in those days!

31 And he shall send his angels 20 But pray ye that your flight with a great sound of a trumpet, be not in the winter, neither on and they shall gather together his the sabbath-day: elect from the four winds, from

21 For then shall be great tri- one end of heaven to the other. bulation, such as was not since 32¶ Now learn a parable of the the beginning of the world to this fig-tree; When his branch is yet time, no, nor ever shall be. tender, and putteth forth leaves,

22 Andexcept those days should ye know that summer is nigh : be shortened, there should no 33 So likewise ye, when ye flesh be saved: but for the elects' shall see all these things, know sake those days shall be shortened. that it is near, even at the doors. 23 Then if any man shall say 34 Verily I say unto you, This unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or generation shall not pass, till all there; believe it not. these things be fulfilled.

Christ's coming unknown. S. Matthew. Of the ten virgins. 35 Heaven and earth shall passjshall say in his heart, My lord away, but my words shall not delayeth his coming;

pass away.

49 And shall begin to smite his 36 ¶ But of that day and hour fellow-servants, and to eat and knoweth no man; no, not the an-drink with the drunken; gels of heaven, but my Father 50 The lord of that servant only. shall come in a day when he look37 But as the days of Noe eth not for him, and in an hour were, so shall also the coming of that he is not aware of, 51 And shall cut him asunder, 38 For as in the days that were and appoint him his portion with before the flood they were eating the hypocrites: there shall be and drinking, marrying and giv-weeping and gnashing of teeth. ing in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

the Son of man be.

39 And knew not until the flood

came, and took them all away;

Parable of the ten virgins.
HEN shall the kingdom of

heaven be likened unto ten

so shall also the coming of the virgins, which took their lamps, Son of man be. and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

42 Watch, therefore; for yel 4 But the wise took oil in their know not what hour your Lord vessels with their lamps. doth come. 5 While the bridegroom tarri43 But know this, that if the ed, they all slumbered and slept. good man of the house had known 6 And at midnight there was a in what watch the thief would cry made, Behold, the bridecome, he would have watched, groom cometh; go ye out to meet and would not have suffered his him.

house to be broken up.

44 Therefore ye be also ready for in such an hour as ye think not, the Son of man cometh.

7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8 And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for

45 Who then is a faithful and our lamps are gone out. wise servant, whom his lord 9 But the wise answered, sayhath made ruler over his house-ing, Not so: lest there be not hold, to give them meat in due enough for us and you: but go season? ye rather to them that sell, and 46 Blessed is that servant, buy for yourselves. whom his lord, when he cometh,

shall find so doing.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they 47 Verily I say unto you, that that were ready went in with him he shall make him ruler over all to the marriage: and the door was his goods.

48 But and if that evil servant


11 Afterward came also the

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Last judgment

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; 12 But he answered and said, thou hast been faithful over a few Verily I say unto you, I know things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou in13 Watch, therefore, for ye to the joy of thy lord. know neither the day nor the 24 Then he which had receivhour wherein the Son of man ed the one talent came, and said, cometh. Lord, I knew thee, that thou art

you not.

14 ¶ For the kingdom of heaven an hard man, reaping where thou is as a man travelling into a far hast not sown, and gathering country, who called his own ser-where thou hast not strawed: vants, and delivered unto them 25 And I was afraid, and went his goods. and hid thy talent in the earth: 15 And unto one he gave fivello, there thou hast that is thine. talents, to another two, and to 26 His lord answered, and said another one; to every man ac-unto him, Thou wicked and slothcording to his several ability; and ful servant, thou knewest that I straightway took his journey. reap where I sowed not, and ga16 Then he that had received ther where I have not strawed: the five talents went and traded 27 Thou oughtest, therefore, to with the same, and made them have put my money to the exother five talents. changers, and then at my coming 17 And likewise he that bad I should have received mine own received two, he also gained other with usury.


28 Take, therefore, the talent 18 But he that had received from him, and give it unto him one, went and digged in the earth, which hath ten talents. 29 For unto every one that hath 19 After a long time the lord of shall be given, and he shall have those servants cometh, and reck-abundance: but from him that oneth with them. hath not, shall be taken away even

and hid his lord's money.

20 And so he that had received that which he hath. five talents came, and brought 30 And cast ye the unprofitaother five talents, saying, Lord, ble servant into outer darkness: thou deliveredst unto me five ta- there shall be weeping and gnashlents behold, I have gained be-ing of teeth. sides them five talents more.

31 When the Son of man 21 His lord said unto him, Well shall come in his glory, and all the done, thou good and faithful ser-holy angels with him, then shall vant: thou hast been faithful over he sit upon the throne of his glory : a few things, I will make thee ru- 32 And before him shall be gaer over many things: enter thou thered all nations: and he shall into the joy of thy lord. separate them one from another, 22 He also that had received as a shepherd divideth his sheep two talents came, and said, Lord, from the goats:

thou deliveredst unto me two ta- 33 And he shall set the sheep lents: behold, I have gained two on his right hand, but the goats other talents besides them. on the left.



S. Matthew.

The rulers' conspiracy.

34 Then shall the King say un-Inasmuch as ye did it not to one to them on his right hand, Come, of the least of these, ye did it not ye blessed of my Father, inherit to me.

the kingdom prepared for you 46 And these shall go away infrom the foundation of the world: to everlasting punishment: but 35 For I was an hungered, and the righteous into life eternal. ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

CHAP. XXVI. Conspiracy against Christ. ND it came to pass, when

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: A Jesus had finished all these

I was sick, and ye visited me: Isayings, he said unto his disciwas in prison, and ye came unto ples,


2 Ye know that after two days 37 Then shall the righteous is the feast of the passover, and answer him, saying, Lord, when the Son of man is betrayed to be saw we thee an hungered, and fed crucified.

thee? or thirsty, and gave thee 3 TThen assembled together the drink? chief priests, and the scribes, and 38 When saw we thee a strang-the elders of the people, unto the er, and took thee in? or naked, palace of the high priest, who and clothed thee? was called Caiaphas,

39 Or when saw we thee sick, 4 And consulted that they might or in prison, and came unto thee? take Jesus by subtilty, and kill 40 And the King shall answer, him.

and say unto them, Verily I say 5 But they said, Not on the unto you, Inasmuch as ye have feast-day, lest there be an uproar done it unto one of the least of among the people.

these my brethren, ye have done 6 Now, when Jesus was in it unto me. Bethany, in the house of Simon

41 Then shall he say also unto the leper, them on the left hand, Depart 7 There came unto him a wofrom me, ye cursed, into ever-man having an alabaster box of lasting fire, prepared for the devil very precious ointment, andpourand his angels: ed it on his head, as he sat at meat.

42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: 1 was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink :

8 But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, 43 I was a stranger, and ye To what purpose is this waste? took me not in: naked, and ye 9 For this ointment might have clothed me not: sick, and in pri-been sold for much, and given to son, and ye visited me not. the poor.

44 Then shall they also answer 10 When Jesus understood it, him, saying, Lord, when saw we he said unto them, Why trouble thee an hungered, or athirst, or alye the woman? for she hath stranger, or naked, or sick, or in wrought a good work upon me. prison, and did not minister unto 11 For ye have the poor always thee? with you; but me ye have not always.

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you,

12 For in that she hath poured

The passover eaten.

Chap. xxvi.

Christ in the garden.

this ointment on my body, she man is betrayed! it had been did it for my burial. good for that man if he had not

13 Verily I say unto you, been born. Wheresoever this gospel shall be 25 Then Judas, which betraypreached in the whole world, there ed him, answered and said, Masshall also this, that this woman ter, is it I? He said unto him, hath done, be told for a memorial Thou hast said.

of her. 26 And, as they were eating, 14 Then one of the twelve, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, called Judas Iscariot, went unto and brake it, and gave it to the the chief priests, disciples, and said, Take, eat;

15 And said unto them, What this is my body. will ye give me, and I will deliver 27 And he took the cup, and him unto you? And they cove-gave thanks, and gave it to them, nanted with him for thirty pieces saying, Drink ye all of it;

of silver. 28 For this is my blood of the 16 And from that time he new testament, which is shed for sought opportunity to betray him. many for the remission of sins. 17 Now, the first day of the 29 But I say unto you, I will feast of unleavened bread, the not drink henceforth of the fruit disciples came to Jesus, saying of the vine, until that day when I unto him, Where wilt thou that drink it new with you in my Fawe prepare for thee to eat the ther's kingdom.


30 And when they had sung 18 And he said, Go into the an hymn, they went out into the city to such a man, and say unto mount of Olives.

him, The Master saith, My time 31 Then saith Jesus unto them, is at hand; I will keep the passo-All ye shall be offended because ver at thy house with my disciples. of me this night: for it is written, 19 And the disciples did as Je-I will smite the shepherd, and sus had appointed them; and the sheep of the flock shall be they made ready the passover, scattered abroad.

20 Now, when the even was

32 But after I am risen again, come, he sat down with the I will go before you into Galilee. twelve. 33 Peter answered, and said 21 And as they did eat, he said, unto him, Though all men shall Verily I say unto you, That one be offended because of thee, yet of you shall betray me. will I never be offended.

22 And they were exceeding 34 Jesus said unto him, Verily sorrowful, and began every one I say unto thee, That this night, of them to say unto him, Lord, before the cock crow, thou shalt is it I? deny me thrice.

23 And he answered and said, 35 Peter said unto him, Though He that dippeth his hand with me I should die with thee, yet will I in the dish, the same shall betray not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.


24 The Son of man goeth, as it! 36 T Then cometh Jesus with is written of him: but woe unto them unto a place called Gethsethat man by whom the Son of mane, and saith unto the disciples,

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