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shall receive an hundred fold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

30 But many that are 'first shall be last; and the last shall be first.


1 Christ, by the similitude of the labourers in the vineyard, sheweth that God is debtor unto no man: 17 foretelleth his passion: 20 by answering the mother of Zebedee's children teacheth his disciples to be lowly 30 and giveth two blind men their sight.

FOR the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an housholder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the market-place,

4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day 'idle?

1 See xviii. 28. A. V.

c See on MARK, x. 31.


a PRO. xix. 15: Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and an idle soul shall suffer hunger. EZEK. xvi. 49: Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness of bread, and abundance of idleness, was in her and in her daughters; neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy. ACTS, xvii. 21: For all the Athenians, and strangers that were there, spent their time in nothing else, but either to tell, or to hear some new thing..HEB. vi. 12: That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, "Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.

8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers and 'give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.


9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

10 ̊ But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.


11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the good man of the house, 12 Saying, These last have wrought but one

b ECCLES. ix. 10: Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might: for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest. JOHN, ix. 4: I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day the night cometh, when no man can work.

LUKE, X. 7: And in the same house remain, eating and drinking such things as they give: for the labourer is worthy of his hire. Go not from house to house.

d LUKE, xxiii. 40-43: But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.


LUKE, XV. 28-30: He was angry, and would not go in therefore came his father out, and entreated him. And he answering, said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment, and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends: But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.

hour,2 and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

13 But he answered one of them, and said, 'Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: 'I will give this last, even as unto thee.

15 Is it not

lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine 'eye evil, because I am good?

16 So the last shall be, first, and the first last: for 'many be called, but few chosen.

17 ¶ And "Jesus going up to Jerusalem took have continued one hour only. A. V.

'MAT. xxii. 12: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding-garment? And he was speechless.

8 JOHN, xvii. 2: As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him. h ROM. ix. 21: Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour? JAMES, i. 18: Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of first fruits of his creatures.

DEUT. XV. 9: Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought, and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto thee. PRO. xxiii. 6: Eat thou not the bread of him that hath an evil eye, neither desire thou his dainty meats. MAT. vi. 23: If thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness.

* See on MARK, X. 31.


'MAT. xxii. 14: For many are called, but few are chosen. JAMES, i. 23-25: For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was. But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.

m See on MAT. xvi. 21.

the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,

18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be "betrayed' unto the Chief Priests and unto the Scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,

19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.

20 ¶ Then came to him the mother of 'Zebe

3 secretly. Rh. 1 delivered up. Pu.

"See on MAT. xvi. 21.

•MAT. xxvii. 2: When they had bound him, they led him away and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. MARK, xv. 1, 16, &c. And straightway in the morning the Chief Priests held a consultation with the elders and Scribes, and the whole council, and bound Jesus and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And the soldiers led him away, &c. LUKE, xxiii. 1: The whole multitude of them arose and led him unto Pilate. JOHN, xviii. 28, &c: Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas to the hall of judgment: and it was early, and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the passover. ACTS, iii. 13: The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers hath glorified his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied in the présence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go. do. iv. 27: Of a truth, against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and people of Israel, were gathered fogether. 1 Cor. xv. 3, 4: For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to the Scriptures: And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the Scrip


PISA. liii. 5: But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.

¶ MARK, X. 35: James and John the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

'MAT. iv. 21: Going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother.

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P. nu. 8: la the hand of the Loaɔ there is a cup, and the wine a red. z is fill of mature, and de pouresh out of the same, but the dregs therect, al the wicked of the earth shall wning them out and drink them. Mar. 9.42: He went a uttle farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying. O my Father, if it be posible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass wway from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. MARK, XIV. 30% And he said Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee, take away this cup from me, nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt. Luxe, xxii. 42: Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done. Joux, xviii. 11: Then said Jesus unto Peter, Put up thy sword into the sheath; the cup which my Kather bath given me, shall I not drink it?

*Loke, xii. 50: I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!

"New on Mark, x. 39.

*M**, xxv. 34: Inherit the kingdom prepared for you. Hem. xi. 16: He hath prepared for them a city.

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