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as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt? 34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him. 35 And they brought him to Jesus and they

cast their garments upon the colt, and they 36 set Jesus thereon. And as he went, they 37 spread their clothes in the way. And when

he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice, for all the mighty works 38 that they had seen, saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord, Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest. 39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy 40 disciples. And he answered and said unto them, I tell you, that if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry


41 And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, O that thou hadst known, at this day, the things of 42 thy peace! but now they are hidden from 43 thine eyes. For the days will come upon thee, when thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep 44 thee in on every side, and will lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee: and they will not leave in thee one stone upon another because thou didst not know the 45 time of thy visitation. And he went into the


In the highest strains; or among the highest angels,

temple, and began to cast out them that sold 46 therein, and them that bought, saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer bet ye have made it a den of thieves 47 And he taught daily in the temple.

But the

chief priests, and the scribes, and the rulers of 48 the people, sought to destroy him; and could not find how they might do it for all the people were very attentive to hear him.



AND on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests and the scribes with 2 the elders, came to him, and addressed him, saying, Tell us, by what authority thou dost these things? or who he is that gave thee this 3 authority? And he answered and said unto them, I will also ask you one thing; and 4 answer me: The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or of man? And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not 6 believe him? But if we say, Of men; all the people will stone us : for they are persuaded 7 that John was a prophet. And they answered, 8 that they could not tell whence it was.


Jesus said unto them, Neither do I tell you by 9 what authority I do these things. Then he spake to the people this parable: A certain man planted a vineyard, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into a far country for a

10 long time.

And at the season, he sent a servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him the fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen beat him, and sent him away empty. 11 Then he sent another servant and they beat him also, and treated him shamefully, and sent 12 him away empty. Then he sent the third: and 13 they wounded him also, and cast him out. Then said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: perhaps they 14 will reverence him when they see him. But when the husbandmen saw him, they said to one another, This is the heir: come, let us 15 kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. Sp they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What now will the lord of the vineyard 16 do unto them? He will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, 17 Let it not be so. And he looked on them and said, What is this then that is written? The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner? 18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.


And at that time the chief priests and scribes attempted to seize him; (but they feared the people) for they perceived that he had spoken 20 this parable against them. And they watched him, and sent forth spies who should appear to be good men, that they might avail themselves of his discourse, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.

21 And they asked him, saying, We know that thou speakest and teachest rightly, neither dost accept the person of any, but teachest the way 22 of God truly is it lawful for us to give trib23 ute unto Cæsar, or no ?* But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto them, Why do 24 ye tempt me? Shew me a penny. Whose im

age and superscription hath it? They answer25 ed and said, Cæsar's. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which are Cæsar's, and unto God the things which 26 are God's.t And they could not take hold of his words before the people : and they wondered at his answer, and were silent. 27 Then some of the Sadducees (who deny that there is any resurrection) came and interrogat28 ed him, saying, Rabbi, Moses wrote unto us, If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife and raise up children to his brother. 29 Now there were seven brethren: and the first 30 took a wife, and died without children. And

the second took her to wife, and he died child31 less. And the third took her; and in like

manner the seventh also: and they left no 32 children, and died. Last of all the woman 33 died also. Now, in the resurrection, whose wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.

A more insidious or mischievous question could not have been proposed.

Give all proper honor and deference to Cæsar, your emperor-but not the authority and homage which are due only to God.

They could not pervert these words.

34 And Jesus answering, said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in 35 marriage. But they who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given 36 in marriage. Neither can they die any more: for they are like the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resur37 rection. Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth Jehovah, the God of Abraham, and the God of 38 Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not the God of the dead, but of the living for all live unto him.


Then some of the scribes said, Master, thou 40 hast spoken well. And after that they durst not 41 ask him any question at all. Then he said unto

them, Why is it said, that Christ should be 42 the son of David? And David himself saith

in the book of Psalms, the LORD said unto my 43 Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make 44 thine enemies thy footstool ?* Now David

calleth him Lord, how is he then his son? 45 Then in the audience of all the people, he 46 said unto his disciples, Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts; 47 who devour widows' houses, and for a shew make long prayers: the same shall receive greater damnation.

See Acts xi. 30. 36.

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