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knowest that I reap where I sowed not, and 27 gather where I have not strawed: Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with interest. 28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give 29 it unto him that hath ten talents. For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be taken away, even that which he hath. 30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.


When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory.* 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations : and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats: 33 And he shall set the sheep on his right-hand, 34 but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto them on his right-hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the 35 world. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink :† I was a stranger, and ye took me in: 36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and

ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came 37 unto me. Then shall the righteous answer

*It would seem that this description refers to the day of judgment.

† Active benevolence is a great and essential attribute of the Christian character.

him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave 38 thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger,

and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and 40 came unto thee? And the king shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it 41 unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left-hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and 42 his angels. For I was an hungered, snd ye

gave me no meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave 43 me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick 44 and in prison, and ye visited me not.


shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did 45 not administer unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least 46 of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into endless punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.


AND it came to pass when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disci2 ples, Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed

3 to be crucified. Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the place of the high priest, 4 who was called Caiaphas, and consulted that they might take Jesus by artifice, and kill 5 him. But they said, Not on the feast-day, lest there be an uproar among the people.


Now, when Jesus was in Bethany, in the 7 house of Simon the leper, there came unto him a woman having an alabaster-box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he 8 sat at meat. But when his disciples saw it, they had indignation, saying, To what purpose is this 9 waste?* For this ointment might have been 10 sold for much, and given to the poor. When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought 11 a good work upon me. For ye have the poor always with you; but me ye have not always. 12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on 13 my body, she did it for my burial. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscar15 iot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they convenanted with 16 him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

This seems to have been the remark of Judas only.


Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare 18 for thee to eat the passover? And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my 19 disciples. And the disciples did as Jesus had

appointed them; and they made ready the 20 passover. Now when the even was come, he 21 sat down with the twelve. And as they did

eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one 22 of you shall betray me. And they were ex

ceeding sorrowful, and began every one of 23 them to say unto him, Lord, is it I? And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me. 24 The Son of man goeth, as it is written of him: but wo unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed: it had been good for that 25 man if he had not been born. Then Judas, who betrayed him, answered and said, Master is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.


And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed God, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my 27 body. And he took the cup, and gave thanks and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28 for this is my blood of the new testament which 29 is shed for many for the remission of sins. But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink

it new with you in my Father's kingdom.* 30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went 31 out into the mount of Olives. Then saith

Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock 32 shall be scattered abroad. But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. 33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet 34 will I never be offended.t Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto you, that this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. 35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet I will not deny thee. Likewise also

said all the disciples. 36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, 37 Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful, and very 38 heavy. Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry 39 ye here, and watch with me. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will 40 but as thou wilt. And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith

After the resurrection of our Lord, the kingdom of heaven, or of the gospel, may be considered as commencing. † Weak, ignorant man, how little did he know of himself! He soon denied his master with an oath.

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