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mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. *Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury ??

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

26 For I say unto you, "That unto every one which hath shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

27 But those mine 'enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

28 | And when he had thus spoken, he "went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.

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thee. Mat. xii. 37: By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. do. xxii. 12: And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding garment ? And he was speechless.

s Mat. xxv. 26: His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gathered where I have not strawed.

* Rom. ii. 4, 5: Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. u See on Mat. xiii. 12.

See on Heb. x. 13. w Mark, x. 32: They were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them.

29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. 31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye

loose him ? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

33 And 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 Y cast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon. 36 ’And as they went, they spread their clothes

. 37 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 that they had seen ;

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8 needeth his service. Rh.

See on Mat. xxi. 1, &c. and MARK, xi. 1, &c.

y 2 KINGs, ix. 13: Then they hasted, and took every one his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king. Mat. xxi. 7: And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. MARK, xi. 7: And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. John, xii. 14: And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon.

Mat. xxi. 8: And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the



10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican.

11 The Pharisee "stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican.

12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.

13 And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but **smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather9 than the other : for every one that "exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.

15 And they brought unto him also 'infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.

16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid

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k Ps. cxxxv. 2: Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God.

Isa. i. 15: When ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you; yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. do. lviii. 2: Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: They ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching unto God. Rev. ii. 17 : Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.

m Jer. xxxi. 19: Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth. n See on Mat. xxiii. 12. See on Mat. xix. 13

them not: for Pof such is 10 the kingdom of God.

17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

18 And a 'certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit" eternal life?

19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good ? none is good, save one, that is, God.

20 Thou knowest the commandments, 'Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, 'Honour thy father and thy mother.

21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing : "sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven : and come, follow me.

23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: 'for he was very rich.

24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, "How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

10 unto such belongeth. Co. 11 obtain. Ma. Cr. Ud. P See on Mat. xviii. 3.

4 MARK, X. 15: The same, except here it is, he shall not enter therein.

* See on Mat. xix. 16.

• Exod. xx. 12, 13, 16: The fifth, sixth, and ninth commandments. See Deut. v. 16-20. Rom. xiii. 9: If there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

See on Mat. xv. 4.
u See on Mat. vi. 19, 20.

v Mat. xiii. 22: The care of this world, and the deceitful. ness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.

See on Mat. xix. 23.

25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved ?

27 And he said, *The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

28 Then 'Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.

29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, ?There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,

30 Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come "life everlasting

31 | Then he 12 took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gen

12 Jesus. Bi. Rh.

* See on LUKE, i. 37.

y Mat. xix. 27: Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore ?

z Deut.xxxiii.9: Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.

a Job, xlii, 12, 13: So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters.

b Rev. ii. 10: Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

c See on Mat, xvi. 21. d Ps. xxii. Isa. liii. • See on LUKE, xxiii. 1.

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