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Of tribute to Cesar. ST. MATTHEW, The Sadducees confuted.

16 And they sentout unto him 26 Likewise the second also, their disciples with the Herodi. and the third, unto the seventh. ans, saying, Master, we know 27 And last of all the woman that thou art true, and teachest died also. the way of God in truth, nei. 28 Therefore in the resurrec. ther carest thou for any man : tion whose wife shall she be for thou regardest not the per- of the seven ? for they all had son of men.

her. 17 Tell us therefore, What 29 Jesus answered and said thinkest thou? Is it lawful unto them, Ye do err, not knowto give tribute unto Cesar, oring the Scriptures, nor the not?

18 But Jesus perceived their 30 For in the resurrection wickedness, and said, Why they neither marry, nor are tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? given in marriage, but are as

19 Shew me the tribute mo- the angels of God in heaven. ney. And they brought unto 31 But as touching the resur

rection of the dead, have ye not 20 And he saith unto them, read that which was spoken Whose is this image and super- unto you by God, saying, scription ?

32 I am the God of Abraham, 21 They say unto him, Ce and the God of Isaac, and the sar's. Then saith he unto them, God of Jacob? God is not the Render therefore unto Cesar the God of the dead, but of the liv. things which are Cesar's; and ing. unto God the things that are 33 And when the multitude God's.

heard this, they were astonish22 When they had heard these ed at his doctrine. words, they marvelled, and left 34 | But when the Phari. him, and went their way. sees had heard that he had put

23 | The same day came to the Sadducees to silence, they him the Sadducees, which say were gathered together. that there is no resurrection, 35 Then one of them, which and asked him,

was a lawyer, asked him a 24 Saying, Master, Moses question, tempting him, and said, If a man die, having no saying, children, his brother shall mar- 36 Master, which is the great ry his wife, and raise up seed commandment in the law ? unto his brother.

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou 25 Now there were with us shalt love the Lord thy God seven brethren: and the first, with all thy heart, and with all when he had married a wife, thy soul, and with all thy mind. deceased, and, having no issue, 38 This is the first and great left his wife unto his brother: 1 commandment.



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The scribes and CHAPTER XXIII. Pharisees reproved.

39 And the second is like and lay them on men's shoul. unto it, Thou shalt love thy ders; but they themselves will neighbour as thyself.

not move them with one of 40 On these two command their fingers. ments hang all the law and the 5 But all their works they do prophets.

for to be seen of men: they 41 [ While the Pharisees make broad their phylacteries, were gathered together, Jesus and enlarge the borders of their asked them,

garments, 42 Saying, What think ye 6 And love the uppermost of Christ? whose son is he? rooms at feasts, and the chief They say unto him, The son seats in the synagogues, of David.

7 And greetings in the mar. 43 He saith unto them, How kets, and to be called of men, then doth David in spirit call Rabbi, Rabbi. him Lord, saying,

8 But be not ye called Rabbi : 44 The Lord said unto my for one is your Master, even Lord, Sit thou on my right Christ; and all ye are bre. hand, till I make thine enemies thren. thy footstool ?

9 And call no man your fa45 If David then call him ther upon the earth: for one is Lord, how is he his son ?

your Father, which is in hea46 And no man was able to an

swer him a word, neither durst 10 Neither be


called mas. any man from that day forth

forth ters: for one is your Master, ask him any more questions. CHAPTER XXIII.

11 But he that is greatest 1 Christ admonisheth the people to follow the

among you shall be your serv. good doctrine, not the evil examples, of the

scribes and Pharisees. 5 His disciples
must beware of their ambition. 13 Ile de-

12 And whosoever shall exalt
nounceth divers woes against their hypocrisy himself shall be abased ; and
and blindness ; 34 and prophesieth of the
destruction of Jerusalem.

he that shall humble himself PHEN spake Jesus to the shall be exalted.

13 | But woe unto you, scribes

and Pharisees, hypocrites! for 2 Saying, The scribes and the ye shut up the kingdom of Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: heaven against men: for ye 3 All therefore whatsoever neither go in yourselves, neither they bid you observe, that ob- suffer ye them that are enterserve and do; but do not ye ing to go in. after their works : for they say,

14 Woe unto you, scribes and

Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye 4 For they bind heavy bur. devour widows' houses, and for dens and grievous to be borne,

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and do not.

Divers woes

pronounced therefore ye shall receive the faith: these ought ye to have greater damnation.

done, and not to leave the 15 Woe unto you, scribes and other undone. Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye 24 Ye blind guides, which compass sea and land to make strain at a gnat, and swallow one proselyte; and when he a camel. is made, ye make him twofold 25 Woe unto you, scribes and more the child of hell than Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye yourselves.

make clean the outside of the 16 Woe unto you, ye blind cup and of the platter, but guides, which say, Whosoever within they are full of extorshall swear by the temple, it tion and excess. is nothing; but whosoever shall 26 Thou

blind Pharisee, swear by the gold of the tem- cleanse first that which is ple, he is a debtor!

within the cup and platter, 17 Ye fools and blind: for that the outside of them may whether is greater, the gold, be clean also. or the temple that sanctifieth 27 Woe unto you, scribes and the gold?

Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye 18 And, Whosoever shall are like unto whited sepulchres, swear by the altar, it is no- which indeed appear beautiful thing; but whosoever swear- outward, but are within full of eth by the gift that is upon it, dead men's bones, and of all he is guilty,

uncleanness. 19 Ye fools and blind: for 28 Even so ye also outwardwhether is greater, the gift, or | ly appear righteous unto men, the altar that sanctifieth the but within ye are full of hypogift ?

crisy and iniquity. 20 Whoso therefore shall 29 Woe unto you, scribes and swear by the altar, sweareth Pharisees, hypocrites! because by it, and by all things thereon. ye build the tombs of the pro

21 And whoso shall swear by phets, and garnish the sepulthe temple, sweareth by it, and chres of the righteous, by him that dwelleth therein. 30 And say, If we had been

22 And he that shall swear in the days of our fathers, we by heaven, sweareth by the would not have been partakers throne of God, and by him that with them in the blood of the sitteth thereon.

prophets. 23 Woe unto you, scribes and 31 Wherefore ye be witnesses Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye unto yourselves, that ye are the pay tithe of mint and anise children of them which killed and cummin, and have omit- the prophets. ted the weightier matters of 32 Fill ye up then the meathe law, judgment, mercy, and sure of your fathers.

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The guilt of Jerusalem. CHAPTER XXIV. Its destruction foretold.

33 Ye serpents, ye generation for to shew him the buildings
of vipers, how can ye escape of the temple.
the damnation of hell ?

2 And Jesus said unto them, 34 Wherefore, behold, I send See ye not all these things ? unto you prophets, and wise verily I say unto you, ,

men, and scribes: and some of shall not be left here one stone
them ye shall kill and cruci- upon another, that shall not be
fy; and some of them shall ye thrown down.
scourge in your synagogues, and 3 | And as he sat upon the
persecute them from city to city: mount of Olives, the disciples

35 That upon you may come came unto him privately, say.
all the righteous blood shed up- ing, Tell us, when shall these
on the earth, from the blood of things be? and what shall be
righteous Abel unto the blood the sign of thy coming, and of
of Zacharias son of Barachias, the end of the world?
whom ye slew between the 4 And Jesus answered and
temple and the altar.

said unto them, Take heed that
36 Verily I say unto you, All no man deceive you.
these things shall coine upon 5 For many shall come in my
this generation.

name, saying, I am Christ; and 37 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, shall deceive many. thou that killest the prophets, 6 And ye shall hear of wars and stonest them which are and rumours of wars : see that sentuntothee, how often would ye be not troubled : for all these I have gathered thy children | things must come to pass, but together, even as a hen gather-the end is not yet. eth her chickens under her 7 For nation shall rise against wings, and ye would not ! nation, and kingdom against 38 Behold, your house is left kingdom : and there shall be unto you desolate.

famines, and pestilences, and 39 For I say unto you, Ye earthquakes, in divers places. shall not see me henceforth, 8 All these are the beginning till ye shall say, Blessed is he of sorrows. that cometh in the name of 9 Then shall they deliver you

up to be afflicted, and shall kill CHAPTER XXIV.

you: and ye shall be hated of 1 Christ foretelleth the destruction of the tem

all nations for my name's sake. ple; 3 what and how great calamities shall 10 And then shall many be be before it ; 29 and the signs of his coming, to judgment. 86 And because that day and offended, and shall betray one hour is unknown, 42 we ought to watch like good servants, expecting every moment our

another, and shall hate one

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The tribulation

of those days. 12 And because iniquity shall | unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or abound, the love of many shall there; believe it not.

24 For there shall arise false 13 But he that shall endure Christs, and false prophets, unto the end, the same shall and shall shew great signs be saved.

and wonders; insomuch that, 14 And this gospel of the if it were possible, they shall kingdom shall be preached in deceive the very elect. all the world for a witness un- 25 Behold, I have told you to all nations; and then shall before. the end come.

26 Wherefore if they shall 15 When ye therefore shall say unto you, Behold, he is in see the abomination of desola- the desert; go not forth : betion, spoken of by Daniel the hold, he is in the secret champrophet, stand in the holy bers; believe it not. place, (whoso readeth, let him 27 For as the lightning cometh understand)

out of the east, and shineth even 16 Then let them which be unto the west; so shall also the in Judea flee into the mount. coming of the Son of man be. ains:

28 For wheresoever the car. 17 Let him which is on the cass is, there will the eagles be housetop not come down to gathered together. take any thing out of his 29 | Immediately after the house :

tribulation of those days shall 18 Neither let him which is the sun be darkened, and the in the field return back to moon shall not give her light, take his clothes.

and the stars shall fall from 19 And woe unto them that heaven, and the powers of the are with child, and to them heavens shall be shaken: that give suck in those days! | 30 And then shall appear

20 But pray ye that your the sign of the Son of man in flight be not in the winter, heaven: and then shall all neither on the sabbath day:

the tribes of the earth mourn, 21 For then shall be great and they shall see the Son of tribulation, such as was not man coming in the clouds of since the beginning of the heaven with power and great world to this time, no, nor glory. ever shall be.

31 And he shall send his 22 And except those days angels with a great sound of should be shortened, there a trumpet, and they shall should no flesh be saved: but gather together his elect from for the elect's sake those days the four winds, from one end shall be shortened.

of heaven to the other. 23 Then if any man shall say 32 Now learn a parable of

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