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unto you, will seek to enter in, ll 33 Nevertheless, I must walk and shall not be able.

to-day, and to-morrow, and the 25 When once the master of day following : for it cannot be the house is risen up, and hath that a prophet perish out of Jeshut to the door, and ye begin rusalem. to stand without, and to knock 54 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, which killest the prophets, and open unto us; and he shall an- stonest them that are sent unto swer and say unto you, I know thee; how often would I have you not, whence ye are : gathered thy children together,

26 Then shall ye begin to say, as a hen doth gather her brood We have eaten and drunk in under her wings, and ye would thy presence, and thou hast not! . taught in our streets.

35 Behold, your house is left 27 But he shall say, I tell you, unto you desolate : and verily I know you not whence ye are : I say unto you, Ye shall not see depart from me, all ye workers || me, until the time come, when of iniquity.

ye shall say, Blessed is he that 28 There shall be weeping and cometh in the name of the gnashing of teeth, when ye Lord. shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets,

CHAP. XIV. . in the kingdom of God, and you

THE GREAT SUPPER. yourselves thrust out.

29 And they shall come from 1 AND it came to pass, as he the east, and from the west, and I went into the house of one of from the north, and from the the chief Pharisees, to eat bread south, and shall sit down in the on the sabbath-day, that they kingdom of God.

| watched him. 30 And, behold, there are last, 2 And, behold, there was a which shall be first: and there certain man before him, which are first, which shall be last. had the dropsy.

31 The same day, there came 3 And Jesus, answering, spake certain of the Pharisees, say. unto the lawyers and Pharisees, ing unto him, Get thee out, and saying, Is it lawful to heal on depart hence ; for Herod will the sabbath-day? kill thee.

4 And they held their peace : 32 And he said unto them, and he took him, and healed Go ye, and tell that fox, Bchold, him, and let him go ; I cast out devils, and I do cures 5 And answered them, saying, to-day, and to-morrow, and the Which of you shall have an ass, third day I shall be perfected. or an ox, fallen into a pit, and will not straightway pull him 14 And thou shalt be blessed; out on the sabbath-day?

for they cannot recompense 6 And they could not answer thee: for thou shalt be recom. him again to these things. pensed at the resurrection of

7 And he put forth a parable the just. to those which were bidden, 15 And when one of them that when he marked how they chose sat at meat with him, heard out the chief rooms ; saying these things, he said unto him, unto them, .

Blessed is he that shall eat 8 When thou art bidden of bread in the kingdom of God. any man to a redding, sit not 16 Then said he unto him, down in the highest room, lest | A certain man made a great a more honourable man than supper, and bade many. thou be bidden of him;

17 And sent his servant at 9 And he that bade thee and supper-time to say to them that him, come and say to thee, were bidden, Come, for all Give this man place; and thou things are now ready. begin with shame to take the 18 And they all with one con. lowest roon.

ll scnt began to make excuse. The 10 But when thou art bidden, || first said unto him, I have go and sit down in the lowest bought a piece of ground, and room; that when he that bade I must needs go and see it: I thee cometh, he may say unto pray thee have me excused. thee, Friend, go up higher : 19 And another said, I have then shalt thou have worship in bought five yoke of oxen, and I the presence of them that sit at go to prove them: I pray thee meat with thee.

have me excused. 11 For whosoever cxalteth 20 And another said, I have himself, shall be alased; and married a wife, and therefore he that humbleth himseli, shall I cannot come. be exalted.

|| 21 So that servant came, and 12 Then said he also to him shewed his lord these things. that bade lim, When thou mak - Then the master of the house, est a dinner, or a supper, call being angry, said to his servant, noithy friends, nor thy brethren, Go out quickly into the streets neither thy kinsmen, nor thy and lanes of the city, and bring rich neighbours ; lest they also in hither the poor, and the maimbid thec again, and a recom- | ed, and the halt, and the blind. pense be made thee.

22 And the servant said, Lord, 13 But when thou nickest ü it is done as thou hast commandfcast, call the poor', the mained, cd, and yet there is room. the lame, the blind:

23 And the lord said unto the

servant, Go out into the high-| 33 So likewise, whosoever he ways and hedges, and compelbe of you, that forsaketh not all them to come in, that my house that he hath, he cannot be my may be filled.

disciple. 24 For I say unto you, That || 34 Salt is good: but if the salt none of those men which were have lost his savour, wherewith bidden, shall taste of my supper. shall it be seasoned?

25 And there went great mul- | 35 It is neither fit for the land, titudes with him : and he turn- | nor yet for the dunghill; but ed, and said unto them,

men cast it out. He that hath 26 If any man come to me, li ears to hear, let him hear. and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children,

CHAP. XV. and brethren, and sisters, yea,

TIIE PRODIGAL SON. and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

THEN drew near unto him 27 And whosoever doth not all the publicans and sinners, for bear his cross, and come after to hear him. me, cannot be my disciple. 2 And the Pharisees and

28 For which of you intend- scribes murmured, saying, This ing to build a tower, sitteth not | man receiveth sinners, and eatdown first, and counteth the leth with them. cost, whether he have sufficient 3 And he spake this parable to finish it?

|| unto them, saying, 29 Lest haply, after he hath || 4 What man of you, having laid the foundation, and is not an hundred sheep, if he lose one able to finish it, all that behold of them, doth not leave the

ninety and nine in the wilder30 Saying, This man began || ness, and go after that which is to build, and was not able to lost, until he find it? finish.

5 And when he hath found it, 31 Or what king, going to || he layeth it on his shoulders, remake war against another king, I joicing. sitteth not down first, and con- | 6 And when he cometh home, sulteth whether he be able with he calleth together his friends ten thousand, to meet him that and neighbours, saying unto cometh against him with twenty || them, Rejoice with me; for I thousand ?

have found my sheep which was 32 Or else, while the other is lost. yet a great way off, he sendeth 7 I say unto you, That likean ambassage, and desireth con- wise joy shall be in heaven over ditions of peace.

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than over ninety and nine just || that the swine did eat: and no persons, which need no repent. || man gave unto him. ance.

17 And when he came to him. 8 Either what woman, having || self, he said, How many hired ten pieces of silver, if she lose servants of my father's have one piece, doth not light a can- | bread enough, and to spare, and dle, and sweep the house, and I perish with hunger! seek diligently till she find | 18 I will arise, and go to my

father, and will say unto him, 9 And when she hath found it, Father, I have sinned against she calleth her friends and her || heaven, and before thee, neighbours together, saying, 19 And am no more worthy to Rejoice with me: for I have be called thy son: make me as found the piece which I had one of thy hired servants. lost.

20 And he arose, and came to 10 Likewise, I say unto you, || his father. But, when he was There is joy in the presence of yet a great way off, his father the angels of God, over one sin- | saw him, and had compassion, ner that repenteth.

and ran, and fell on his neck, 11 And he said, A certain man and kissed him. had two sons:

21 And the son said unto him, 12 And the younger of them || Father, I have sinned against said to his father, Father, give heaven, and in thy sight, and am me the portion of goods that no more worthy to be called thy falleth to me. And he divided || son. unto them his living.

22 But the father said to his 13 And not many days after, || servants, Bring forth the best the younger son gathered all robe, and put it on him; and together, and took his journey put a ring on his hand, and into a far country, and there shoes on his feet: wasted his substance with riot. 23 And bring hither the fatted ous living.

calf, and kill it; and let us eat, 14 And when he had spent and be merry: all, there arose a mighty famine 24 For this my son was dead in that land; and he began to and is alive again; he was lost, be in want.

and is found. And they began 15 And he went, and joined to be merry. himself to a citizen of that coun- || 25 Now, his elder son was in try; and he sent him into his the field: and as he came, and fields to feed swine.

drew nigh to the house, he heard 16 And he would fain have || musick and dancing. filled his belly with the husks 26 And he called one of the

servants, and asked what these unto him, How is it that I hear things meant.

this of thee? give an account of 27 And he said unto him, Thy thy stewardship; for thou maybrother is come; and thy father est be no longer steward. hath killed the fatted calf, be- 3 Then the steward said with. cause he hath received him safe | in himself, What shall I do? for and sound.

my lord taketh away from me 28 And he was angry, and the stewardship: I cannot dig; would not goin: therefore came to beg I am ashamed. his father out, and entreated 4 I am resolved what to do, him.

that when I am put out of the 29 And he, answering, said to stewardship, they may receive bis father, Lo, these many years me into their houses. , do I serve thee, neither trans 5 So he called every one of gressed I at any time thy com- || his lord's debtors unto him, and mandment; and yet thou never said unto the first, How much gavest me a kid, that I might owest thou unto my lord ? make merry with my friends; 6 And he said, An hundred

30 But as soon as this thy son measures of oil. And he said was come, which hath devoured unto him, Take thy bill, and thy living with harlots, thou sit down quickly, and write hast killed for him the fatted | fifty. calf.

7. Then said he to another, 31 And he said unto him, Son, || And how much owest thou? thou art ever with me, and all and he said, An hundred meathat I have, is thine.

sures of wheat. And he said 32 It was meet that we should unto him, Take thy bill, and make merry, and be glad: for write fourscore. this thy brother was dead, and 8 And the lord commended the is alive again; and was lost, and | unjust steward, because he had is found.

done wisely : for the children

of this world are, in their geneCHAP. XVI.

ration, wiser than the children


9 And I say unto you, Make AND he said also unto his to yourselves friends of the disciples, There was a certain | mammon of unrighteousness; rich man, which had a steward: that, when. ye fail, they may and the same was accused unto receive you into everlasting hahim that he had wasted his bitations. goods.

10 He that is faithful in that 2 And he called him, and said which is least, is faithful also


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