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Chap. xii. feared him, because all the people 30 The baptism of John, was it was astonished at his doctrine. from heaven, or of men? answer 19 And when even was come, me. he went out of the city.

31 And they reasoned with 20 And in the morning, as themselves, saying, If we shall they passed by, they saw the fig-say, From heaven; he will say, tree dried up from the roots. Why then did ye not believe 21 And Peter, calling to re-him?

membrance, saith unto him, Mas- 32 But if we shall say, Of men; ter, behold, the fig-tree which they feared the people: for all men thou cursedst is withered away.counted John, that he was a pro22 And Jesus, answering saith phet indeed.

unto them, Have faith in God. 33 And they answered, and said 23 For verily I say unto you, unto Jesus, We cannot tell. And That whosoever shall say unto this Jesus, answering saith unto them, mountain, Be thou removed, and Neither do I tell you by what aube thou cast into the sea; and thority I do these things. shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith AND he began to speak unto


The parable of the vineyard.

them by parables. A certain

24 Therefore, I say unto you, man planted a vineyard, and set What things soever ye desire an hedge about it, and digged a when ye pray, believe that ye re-place for the wine-fat, and built a ceive them, and ye shall have tower, and let it out to husbandthem. men, and went into a far country.

25 And when ye stand praying, 2 And at the season he sent to forgive, if ye have ought against the husbandmen a servant, that he any; that your Father also which might receive from the husbandis in heaven may forgive you your men of the fruit of the vineyard. trespasses. 3 And they caught him, and 26 But if ye do not forgive, beat him, and sent him away neither will your Father which is empty. in heaven forgive your tres- 4 And again he sent unto them


another servant; and at him they 27 And they come again to cast stones, and wounded him in Jerusalem: and, as he was walk-the head, and sent him away ing in the temple, there come to shamefully handled. him the chief priests, and the 5 And again he sent another; scribes, and the elders, and him they killed, and many 28 And say unto him, By what others; beating some, and killing authority doest thou these things? some. and who gave thee this authority 6 Having yet, therefore, one to do these things? son, his well-beloved, he sent 29 And Jesus answered, and him also last unto them, saying, said unto them, I will also ask of They will reverence my son. you one question, and answer me, 7 But those husbandmen said and I will tell you by what autho-among themselves, This is the rity I do these things. Their; come, let us kill him, and

Of paying tribute.

S. Mark. The Sadducees confuted.

the inheritance shall be ours. [resurrection; and they asked him, 8 And they took him, and kill-saying,

ed him, and cast him out of the 19 Master, Moses wrote unto vineyard. us, If a man's brother die, and

9 What shall, therefore, the leave his wife behind him, and lord of the vineyard do? he will leave no children, that his brother come and destroy the husband-should take his wife, and raise men, and will give the vineyard up seed unto his brother.

unto others.

20 Now, there were seven breth10 And have ye not read this ren: and the first took a wife, scripture, The stone which the and dying, left no seed.

builders rejected is become the 21 And the second took her, head of the corner: and died; neither left he any seed:

11 This was the Lord's doing, and the third likewise. and it is marvellous in our eyes: 22 And the seven had her, and 12 And they sought to lay hold left no seed: last of all the woman on him, but feared the people; died also.

for they knew that he had spoken 23 In the resurrection, therethe parable against them and fore, when they shall rise, whose they left him, and went their wife shall she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.


13¶ And they send unto him 24 And Jesus, answering, said certain of the Pharisees, and of unto them, Do ye not therefore the Herodians, to catch him inferr, because ye know not the his words. scriptures, neither the power of

14 And, when they were come, God? they say unto him, Master, we 25 For, when they shall rise from know that thou art true, and carest the dead, they neither marry, nor for no man; for thou regardest are given in marriage; but are as not the person of men, but teach-the angels which are in heaven. est the way of God in truth: Is it 26 And as touching the dead, lawful to give tribute to Cesar, or that they rise: have ye not read not? in the book of Moses, how in the

15 Shall we give, or shall we bush God spake unto him, saynot give? But he, knowing theirjing, I am the God of Abraham, hypocrisy, said unto them, Why and the God of Isaac, and the tempt ye me? bring me a penny, God of Jacob?

that I may see it.

27 He is not the God of the 16 And they brought it. And dead, but the God of the living: he saith unto them, Whose is ye, therefore, do greatly err. this image and superscription? 28 And one of the scribes And they said unto him, Cesar's. came, and having heard them

17 And Jesus, ans ering, said reasoning together, and perceivunto them, Render to Cesar the ing that he had answered them things that are Cesar's, and to well, asked him, Which is the God the things that are God's, first commandment of all? And they marvelled at him.

29 And Jesus answered him, 18 Then come unto him the The first of all the commandSadducees, which say there is noments is, Hear, O Israel; The

Christ, David's Lord. Chap. xiii. Persecution for the Gospel. Lord our God is one Lord: synagogues, and the uppermost 30 And thou shalt love the Lord rooms at feasts;

thy God with all thy heart, and 40 Which devour widows' with all thy soul, and with all thy houses, and for a pretence make mind, and with all thy strength. long prayers: these shall receive This is the first command-greater damnation.


41 ¶ And Jesus sat over against

31 And the second is like, the treasury, and beheld how the namely this, Thou shalt love thy people cast money into the treaneighbour as thyself. There is sury: and many that were rich none other commandment greater cast in much.

than these.

42 And there came a certain 32 And the scribe said unto poor widow, and she threw in him, Well, Master, thou hast two mites, which make a farsaid the truth: for there is one thing.

God; and there is none other but 43 And he called unto him his he: disciples, and saith unto them, 33 And to love him with all the Verily I say unto you, that this heart, and with all the under-poor widow hath cast more in standing, and with all the soul, than all they which have cast inand with all the strength, and to to the treasury:

love his neighbour as himself, is 44 For all they did cast in of more than all-whole burnt offer- their abundance; but she of her ings and sacrifices. want did cast in all that she had,

34 And when Jesus saw that he even all her living. answered discreetly, he said unto


him, Thou art not far from the Destruction of the temple foretold. kingdom of God. And no man

after that durst ask him any ques- AND, as he went out of the


temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what 35¶ And Jesus answered, and manner of stones, and what buildsaid, while he taught in the tem-ings are here! ple, How say the scribes that 2 And Jesus, answering, said Christ is the son of David? unto him, Seest thou these great 36 For David himself said by buildings? there shall not be left the Holy Ghost, the LORD said one stone upon another, that shall to my Lord, Sit thou on my right not be thrown down. hand, till I make thine enemies 3 And as he sat upon the thy footstool. mount of Olives, over against the 37 David, therefore, himself temple, Peter, and James, and Calleth him Lord; And whence is John, and Andrew, asked him he then his son? and the common privately, 'people heard him gladly.

4 Tell us, when shall these 38 T And he said unto them in things be? and what shall be the his doctrine, Beware of the sign when all these things shall be scribes, which love to go in long fulfilled? clothing, and love salutations in 5 And Jesus, answering them, the market-places, began to say, Take heed lest any

39 And the chief seats in the 'man deceive you :


S. Mark,

calamities foretold. 6 For many shall come in my 15 And let him that is on the name, saying, I am Christ; and house-top not go down into the shall deceive many. house, neither enter therein, to

7 And when ye shall hear of take any thing out of his house: wars, and rumours of wars, be 16 And let him that is in the ye not troubled: for such things field, not turn back again for to must needs be; but the end shall take up his garment.

not be yet.

17 But woe to them that are 8 For nation shall rise against with child, and to them that give nation, and kingdom against king- suck in those days!

dom; and there shall be earth- 18 And pray ye that your quakes in divers places, and there flight be not in the winter. shall be famines, and troubles; 19 For in those days shall be these are the beginnings of sor-affliction, such as was not from the beginning ofthecreation, which 9¶But take heed to yourselves: God created, unto this time, neifor they shall deliver you up to ther shall be.


councils; and in the synagogues 20 And except that the Lord ye shall be beaten and ye shall had shortened those days, no be brought before rulers and kings flesh should be saved; but for for my sake, for a testimony the elects' sake, whom he hath against them. chosen, he hath shortened the

10 And the gospel must first be days. published among all nations.

21 And then, if any man shall 11 But when they shall lead you, say to you, Lo, here is Christ; and deliver you up, take noor, lo, he is there; believe him thought beforehand what ye shall not:

speak, neither do ye premeditate : 22 For false Christs and false but whatsoever shall be given you prophets shall rise, and shall shew in that hour, that speak ye: for signs and wonders, to seduce, if it is not ye that speak, but the it were possible, even the elect. Holy Ghost. 23 But take ye heed: behold, I

12 Now, the brother shall be-have foretold you all things. tray the brother to death, and the 24 T But in those days, after father the son; and children shall that tribulation, the sun shall be rise up against their parents, and darkened, and the moon shall not shall cause them to be put to give her light;


25 And the stars of heaven shall 13 And ye shall be hated of all fall, and the powers that are in men for my name's sake: but he heaven shall be shaken.

that shall endure unto the end, 26 And then shall they see the the same shall be saved. Son of man coming in the clouds

14 ¶ But when ye shall see the with great power and glory. abomination of desolation, spoken 27 And then shall he send his of by Daniel the prophet, stand-angels, and shall gather together ing where it ought not, (let him his elect from the four winds, that readeth understand,) then let from the uttermost part of the them that be in Judea flee to the earth, to the uttermost part of mountains: heaven.

Christ's coming unknown. Chap. xiv.

Judas selleth Christ. 28 Now learn a parable of the he sat at meat, there came a wo fig-tree; When her branch is yet man, having an alabaster-box of tender, and putteth forth leaves, ointment of spikenard, very preye know that summer is near: cious; and she brake the box, 29 So ye, in like manner, when and poured it on his head. ye shall see these things come to 4 And there were some that pass, know that it is nigh, even at had indignation within themthe doors. selves, and said, Why was this 30 Verily I say unto you, That waste of the ointment made? this generation shall not pass, till 5 For it might have been sold all these things be done. for more than three hundred 31 Heaven and earth shall pass pence, and have been given to away; but my words shall not the poor. And they murmured pass away. against her.

32 ¶ But of that day, and that 6 And Jesus said, Let her hour knoweth no man, no, not alone, why trouble ye her? she the angels which are in heaven, hath wrought a good work on me. neither the Son, but the Father. 7 For ye have the poor with 33 Take ye heed, watch and you always, and whensoever ye pray for ye know not when the will, ye may do them good; but time is. me ye have not always.

34 For the Son of man is as a 8 She hath done what she man taking a far journey, who could; she is come aforehand left his house, and gave authority to anoint my body to the burying. to his servants, and to every man 9 Verily I say unto you, his work, and commanded the Wheresoever this gospel shall be porter to watch. preached throughout the whole 35 Watch ye, therefore: for ye world, this also that she hath know not when the master of the done shall be spoken of, for a mehouse cometh, at even, or at mid-morial of her. night, or at the cock-crowing, or 10 And Judas Iscariot, one in the morning:

36 Lest, coming suddenly, he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you, say unto all, Watch.


CHAP. XIV. Conspiracy against Christ. FIER two days was the

A of the passover,

of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.

11 And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

feast of the passover, and of leavened bread, when they killed unleavened bread: and the chief the passover, his disciples said priests and the scribes sought how unto him, Where wilt thou that they might take him by craft, and we go and prepare, that thou mayput him to death. est cat the passover?

2 But they said, Not on the 13 And he sendeth forth two of feast-day, lest there be an uproar his disciples, and saith unto them, of the people. Go ye into the city, and there 3 And being in Bethany, in shall meet you a man bearing a the house of Simon the leper, as pitcher of water: follow him.


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