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given to them for whom it is on them, and touched their eyes: prepared of my Father. and immediately their eyes re24 And when the ten heard it, ceived sight, and they followed they were moved with indigna- him. tion against the two brethren. 25 But Jesus called them unto

CHAP. XXI. him, and said, Ye know that

THE FIG-TREE CURSED. the princes of the Gentiles ex.ercise dominion over them, and AND when they drew nigh they that are great, exercise unto Jerusalem, and were come authority upon them.

to Bethphage, unto the mount 26 But it shall not be so among of Olives, then sent Jesus two you: but whosoever will be disciples, great among you, let him be 2 Saying unto them, Go into your minister;

the village over against you, 27 And whosoever will be and straightway ye shall find an chief among you, let him be ass tied, and a colt with her: your servant :

loose them, and bring them un28 Even as the Son of man to me. came not to be ministered unto, 3 And if any man say aught but to minister, and to give his unto you, ye shall say, The life a ransom for many.

Lord hath need of them: and 29 And as they departed from straightway he will send them. Jericho, a great multitude fol- 4 All this was done, that it lowed him :

might be fulfilled which was 30 And, behold, two blind spoken by the prophet, saying, men sitting by the way-side, 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, when they heard that Jesus pas- Behold, thy King cometh unto sed by, cried out, saying, Have thee, meek, and sitting upon an mercy on us, O Lord, thou son ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. of David.

6 And the disciples went, and 31 And the multitude rebuked did as Jesus commanded them, them, because they should hold 7 And brought the ass, and their peace: but they cried the the colt, and put on them their more, saying, Have mercy on clothes, and they set him thereus, O Lord, thou son of David.

32 And Jesus stood still, and 8 And a very great multitude called them, and said, What spread their garments in the will ye that I shall do unto you? | way; others cut down branches 33 They say unto him, Lord, from the trees, and strawed that our eyes may be opened.

them in the way. 34 So Jesus had compassion 9 And the multitudes that went


before, and that followed, cried, returned into the city, he hunHosanna to the son of David ; gered. Blessed is he that cometh in the

the 919 And when he saw a fig-tree ' name of the Lord: Hosanna in in the way, he came to it, and the highest.

found nothing thereon, but 10 And when he was come in- leaves only; and said unto it, to Jerusalem, all the city was Let no fruit grow on thee hencemoved, saying, Who is this? forward for ever. And present

11 And the multitude said, ly the fig-tree withered away. This is Jesus the prophet, of 20 And when the disciples Nazareth of Galilee.

saw it, they marvelled, saying, 12 And Jesus went into the How soon is the fig-tree withertemple of God, and cast out all ed away ! them that sold and bought in 21 Jesus answered, and said the temple, and overthrew the unto them, Verily, I say unto tables of the money-changers, you, If ye have faith, and doubt and the seats of them that sold not, ye shall not only do this doves,

which is done to the fig-tree, 13 And said unto them, It is but also, if ye shall say unto written, My house shall be call this mountain, Be thou removed the house of prayer ; but ye ed, and be thou cast into the have made it a den of thieves. sea; it shall be done.

14 And the blind and the lame 22 And all things whatsoever came to him in the temple ; and ye shall ask in prayer, believ. he healed them.

ing, ye shall receive. 15 And when the chief priests

23 And when he was come and scribes saw the wonderful into the temple, the chief priests things that he did, and the child and the elders of the people dren crying in the temple, and came unto him, as he was teachsaying, Hosanna to the son of ing, and said, By what authori. David ; they were sore displeas-ty doest thou these things? and ed,


thee this authority ? 16 And said unto him, Hear- 24 And Jesus answered, and est thou what these say? And said unto them, I will also ask Jesus saith unto them, Yea; you one thing, which if ye tell haye ye never read, Out of the me, I in like wise will tell

you mouth of babes and sucklings by what authority I do these thou hast perfected praise? things.

17 And he left them, and went 25 The baptism of John, out of the city into Bethany; whence was it? from heaven, and he lodged there.

or of men ? And they reasoned 18 Now in the morning, as he || with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will | digged a wine-press in it, and say unto us, Why did ye not built a tower, and let it out to then believe him?

husbandmen, and went into a 26 But if we shall say, Of men; far country. we fear the people : for all hold 34 And, when the time of the John as a prophet.

fruit drew near, he sent his 27 And they answered Jesus, servants

to the husbandmen, and said, We cannot tell. And that they might receive the he said unto them, Neither tell fruits of it.

35 And the husbandmen took these things.

his servants, and beat one, and 28 But what think ye? A cer- killed another, and stoned anotain man had two sons; and he ther. came to the first, and said, Son, 36 Again, he sent other sergo work to-day in my vine- vants more than the first : and yard.

they did unto them likewise. 29 He answered and said, I 37 But last of all he sent unto will not; but afterward he re- them his son, saying, They will pented, and went.

reverence my son. 30 And he came to the se- 38 But when the husbandmen cond, and said likewise. And saw the son, they said among he answered and said, I go, sir; themselves, This is the heir; and went not.

come, let us kill him, and let 31 Whether of them twain did us seize on his inheritance.

the will of his father? They say 39 And they caught him, and

unto him, The first. Jesus saith cast him out of the vineyard, unto them, Verily, I say unto | and slew him. you, that the publicans and the 40 When the lord, therefore, harlots go into the kingdom of of the vineyard cometh, what God, before you.

will he do unto those husband. 32 For John came unto you men ? in the way of righteousness, 41 They say unto him, He and ye believed him not; but will miserably destroy those the publicans and the harlots wicked men, and wil let out believed him: and ye, when ye his vineyard unto other hushad seen it, repented not after- bandmen, which shall render ward, that ye might believe him the fruits in their seasons. him.

42 Jesus saith unto them, 33 Hear another parable ; Did ye never read in the scripThere was a certain household. tures, The stone which the er which planted a vineyard, builders rejected, the same is and hedged it round about, and become the head of the corner:

this is the Lord's doing, and and went their ways, one to his it is marvellous in our eyes? farm, another to his merchan

43 Therefore say I unto you, dize. The kingdom of God shall be 6 And the remnant took his taken from you, and given to a servants, and entreated them nation bringing forth the fruits spitefully, and slew them. thereof.

7 But when the king heard 44 And whosoever shall fall thereof, he was wroth: and he on this stone, shall be broken ; sent forth his armies, and debut on whomsoever it shall fall, stroyed those murderers, and it will grind him to powder.



their city. 45 And when the chief priests 8 Then saith he to his serand Pharisees had heard his pa-vants, The wedding is ready, rables, they perceived that he but they which were bidden, spake of them.

were not worthy. 46 But when they sought to 9 Go ye, therefore, into the lay hands on him, they feared highways, and, as many as ye the multitude, because they shall find, bid to the marriage. took him for a prophet.

10 So those servants went out

into the highways, and gatherCHAP. XXII.

ed together all as many as they found, both bad and good; and

the wedding was furnished with KING's son.

guests. AND Jesus answered, and 11 And when the king came spake unto them again, by pa- in to see the guests, he saw rables, and said,

there a man which had not on a 2 The kingdom of heaven is wedding-garment : like unto a certain king, which 12 And he saith 'unto him, made a marriage for his son ; Friend, how camest thou in

3 And sent forth his servants hither, not having a weddingto call them that were bidden | garment ? And he was speech- . to the wedding: and they would less. not come.

13 Then said the king to the 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, Bind him hand and servants, saying, Tell them foot, and take him away, and which are bidden, Behold, Icast him into outer darkness : have prepared my dinner; my there shall be weeping and oxen and my fatlings are killed, gnashing of teeth. and all things are ready : come 14 For many are called, but unto the marriage.

few are chosen. 5 But they made light of it, | 15 Then went the Pharisees,





him a penny.

and took counsel how they seven brethren : and the first, might entangle him in his talk. when he had married a wife, de

16 And they sent out unto ceased; and having no issue, him their disciples, with the left his wife unto his brother : Herodians, saying, Master, we 26 Likewise the second also, know that thou art true, and and the third, unto the seventh. teachest the way of God in 27 And last of all the woman truth, neither carest thou for died also. any man : for thou regardest 28 Therefore, in the resurrecnot the person of men :

tion, whose wife shall she be 17 Tell us, therefore, What of the seven ? for they all had thinkest thou? Is it lawful to her. give tribute unto Cesar, or 29 Jesus answered, and said

untoʻthem, Ye do err, not know18 But Jesus perceived their ing the scriptures, nor the powwickedness, and said, Whyer of God. tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? 30 For in the resurrection,

19 Shew me the tribute-mo- they neither marry, nor are givney. And they brought unto en in marriage ; but are as the

angels of God in heaven. 20 And he saith unto them, 31 But as touching the resurWhose is this image and super- rection of the dead, have ye not scription ?

read that which was spoken 21 They say unto him, Cesar's. unto you by God, saying, Then saith he unto them, Ren- 32 I am the God of Abraham, der, therefore, unto Cesar, the and the God of Isaac, and the things which are Cesar's; and God of Jacob? God is not the unto God, the things that are God of the dead, but of the liv. God's.


33 And when the multitude words, they marvelled, and left heard this, they were astonished him, and went their way. at his doctrine.

23 The same day came to him 34 But when the Pharisees the Sadducees which say that had heard that he had put the there is no resurrection,and ask- Sadducees to silence, they were ed him,

gathered together. 24 Saying, Master, Moses 35 Then one of them, which said, If a man die, having no was a lawyer, asked him a queschildren, his brother shall mar- tion, tempting him, and sayry his wife, and raise up seeding, unto his brother.

36 Master, which is the great 25 Now, there were with us commandment in the law ?

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