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The Sadducees confuted.. S. Matthew. The Pharisees exposed. Whose is this image and su-fheard this, they were astonished perscription? at his doctrine.

21 They say unto him, Ce- 34 But when the Pharisees sar's, Then saith he unto them, had heard that he had put the Render, therefore, unto Cesar the Sadducees to silence, they were things which are Cesar's; and gathered together. unto God the things that are 35 Then one of them, which God's, was a lawyer, asked him a ques22 When they had heard these tion, tempting him, and saying, words, they marvelled, and left 36 Master, which is the great him, and went their way, commandment in the law?

23 The same day came to 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou him the Sadducees, which say that shalt love the Lord thy God with there is no resurrection, and ask-all thy heart, and with all thy ed him, soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great

24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, commandment. his brother shall marry his wife, 39 And the second is like unto and raise up seed unto his brother. it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour

25 Now, there were with us as thyself.

seven brethren: and the first, 40 On these two commandwhen he had married a wife, de-ments hang all the law and the ceased; and having no issue, left prophets.

his wife unto his brother: 41 ¶ While the Pharisees were 26 Likewise the second also, gathered together, Jesus asked and the third, unto the seventh. them,

27 And last of all the woman 42 Saying, What think ye of died also. Christ? whose son is he? They 28 Therefore, in the resurrecti- say unto him, The son of David. on, whose wife shall she be of the 43 He saith unto them, How seven? for they all had her. then doth David in spirit call him

29 Jesus answered, and said Lord, saying, unto them, Ye do err, not know- 44 The LORD said unto my ing the scriptures, nor the power Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, of God. till I make thine enemies thy

30 For in the resurrection they footstool? neither marry, nor are given in 45 If David then call him Lord, marriage; but are as the angels of how is he his son? God in heaven,

46 And no man was able to an31 But as touching the resur-swer him a word; neither durst rection of the dead, have ye not any man from that day forth ask read that which was spoken unto him any more questions. you by God, saying,


32 I am the God of Abraham, The Pharisees exposed, &c. and the God of Isaac, and theTHEN spake Jesus to the THE God of Jacob? God is not the multitude, and to his disciGod of the dead, but of the ples,


2 Saying, The scribes and the 33 And when the multitude Pharisees sit in Moses' scat:

Against ambition.

Chap. xxiii. The Scribes, &c. reproved.

3 All therefore whatsoever they compass sea and land to make bid you observe, that observe and one proselyte; and when he is do; but do not ye after their made, ye make him two-fold works: for they say, and do not. more the child of hell than your

4 For they bind heavy burdens selves.

and grievous to be borne, and lay 16 Woe unto you, ye blind them on mens' shoulders; but guides! which say, Whosoever they themselves will not move shall swear by the temple, it is them with one of their fingers. nothing; but whosoever shall

5 But all their works they do swear by the gold of the temple, for to be seen of men: they make he is a debtor. broad their phylacteries, and en- 17 le fools and blind! for whelarge the borders of their gar-ther is greater, the gold, or the ments, temple that sanctifieth the gold?


6 And love the uppermost 18 And, whosoever shall swear rooms at feasts, and the chief by the altar, it is nothing; but seats in the synagogues. whosoever sweareth by the gift, 7 And greetings in the markets, that is upon it, he is guilty. and to be called of men, Rabbi,| 19 Te fools, and blind! for Rabbi. whether is greater, the gift, or the 8 But be not ye called Rabbi ; altar that sanctifieth the gift? for one is your Master, even Christ, 20 Whoso, therefore, shall and all ye are brethren. swear by the altar, sweareth by 9 And call no man your Father it, and by all things thereon. upon the earth: for one is your 21 And whoso shall swear by Father, which is in heaven. the temple, sweareth by it, and 10 Neither be ye called mas-by him that dwelleth therein. ters for one is your Master, even Christ.

22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.

11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.

12 And whosoever shall exalt 23 Woe unto you, scribes and himself shall be abased; and he Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay that shall humble himself shall be tithe of mint, and anise, and exalted. cummin, and have omitted the

13 ¶ But woe unto you, scribes weightier matters of the law, judgand Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye ment, mercy, and faith: these shut up the kingdom of heaven a-lought ye to have done, and not to gainst men: for ye neither go in leave the other undone.

yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

24 Te blind guides! which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

14 Woe unto you, scribes and 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye de-Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye vour widows' houses, and for a make clean the outside of the cup pretence make long prayer: there-and of the platter, but within fore ye shall receive the greater they are full of extortion and exdamnation.


15 Woe unto you, scribes and 26 Thorblind Pharisee! cleanse Pharisees, hypocrites! for yelirst that which is within the cup

Jerusalem threatened. S. Matthew. Jerusalems' destruction and platter, that the outside stonest them which are sent unto of them may be clean also. thee, how often would I have ga27 Woe unto you, scribes and thered thy children together, even Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as a hen gathereth her chickens like unto whited sepulchres, under her wings, andye would not! which indeed appear beautiful 38 Behold, your house is left outward, but are within full of unto you desolate. dead mens' bones, and of all un- 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall cleanness. not see me henceforth, till ye shall 28 Even so ye also outwardly say, Blessed is he that cometh in appear righteous unto men, but the name of the Lord. within ye are full of hypocrisy CHAP. XXIV. and iniquity. Jerusalems' destruction foreteld. Pharisees, hypocrites bes and Apartesus went out, andle; because from the temple; ye build the tombs of the prophets, and his disciples came to him, for and garnish the sepulchres of the to shew him the buildings of the righteous, temple.

29 Woe unto you, scribes



30 And say, If we had been in 2 And Jesus said unto them, the days of our fathers, we would See ye not all these things? Verinot have been partakers withly I say unto you, There shall them in the blood of the prophets.not be left here one stone upon

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses another, that shall not be thrown unto yourselves, that ye are the down. children of them which killed the 3 T And as he sat upon the prophets. mount of Olives, his disciples 32 Fill ye up then the measure came unto him privately, saying, of your fathers. Tell us, when shall these things 33 re serpents, ye generation of be? and what shall be the sign of vipers! how can ye escape the thy coming, and of the end of the damnation of hell? world?

34 ¶ Wherefore, behold, I send 4 And Jesus answered and said unto you prophets, and wise men, unto them, Take heed that no and scribes: and some of them ye man deceive you :

shall kill and crucify; and some 5 For many shall come in my of them shall ye scourge in your name, saying, I am Christ; and synagogues, and persecute them shall deceive many.

from city to city:

6 And ye shall hear of wars and 35 That upon you may come all rumours of wars: see that ye be the righteous blood shed upon the not troubled: for all these things earth, from the blood of righteous must come to pass, but the end is Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, not yet. son of Barachias, whom ye slew 7 For nation shall rise against between the temple and the altar. nation, and kingdom against king36 Verily I say unto you, All dom: and there shall be famines, these things shall come upon this and pestilences, and earthquakes, generation. in divers places.

37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 8 All these are the beginning of thou that killest the prophets, and sorrows.


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, be 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 gather

15 When ye therefore shall seeled together.

the abomination of desolation, 29 T 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-Jone 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 pass shall 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, the Son of man be.

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 CHAP. XXV. Noe entered into the ark, Parable of the ten virgins.

39 And knew not until the floodHEN shall the kingdom of came, and took them all away; 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 bride


40 Then shall two be in the groom. 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:

4 But the wise took oil in their

42 ¶ Watch, therefore; for yel 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.

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

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

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, 10 And while they went to buy, shall find so doing. 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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