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Christ foretells his passion.

Touching offences. them, Elias truly shall first conie, and re- 2 And Jesus called a little child unto store all things:

him, and set him in the midst of them, 12 But I say unto you, That Elias is 3 And said, Verily, I say unto you, Excome already, and they knew him not, cept ye be converted, and become as little but have done unto him whatsoever they children, ye shall not enter into the king. listed. likewise shall also the Son of man dom of heaven. suffer of them.

4 Whosoever therefore shall humble 13 Then the disciples understood that himself as this little child, the same is he spake unto them of John the Baptist. greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

14 | And when they were come to the 5 And whoso shall receive one such lit. inultitude, there came to him a certain tle child in my name, receiveth me. man kneeling down to him, and saying, 6 But, whoso shall offend one of these

15 Lord, have mercy on my son ; for little ones which believe in me, it were he is lunatic, and sore vexed, for oft- better for him that a millstone were hangtimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into ed about his neck, and that he were drown. the water.

ed in the depth of the sea. 16 And I brought him to thy disciples, 71 Wo unto the world because of of and they could not cure him.

fences! for it must needs be that offences 17 Then Jesus answered and said, O come; but wo to that man by whom the faithless and perverse generation, how offence cometh ! long shall I be with you ? how long shall 8 Wherefore, if thy hand or thy foot I suffer you ? Bring him hither to me. offend thee, cut them off, and cast them

18 And Jesus rebuked the devil, and from thee; it is better for thee to enter he departed out of him: and the child into life halt or maimed, rather than bar. was cured from that very hour.

ing two hands or two feet, to be cast into 19 Then came the disciples to Jesusapart, everlasting fire. and said, Why could not we cast him out? 9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because out, and cast it from thee: it is better of your unbelief: for verily I say unto for thee to enter into life with one eye, you, If ye have faith as a grain of mus- rather than having two eyes, to be cast intard-seed, ye

shall say unto this mountain, to hell-fire. Remove hence tu yonder place; and it 10 Take heed that ye despise not one of shall remove; and nothing shall be im- these little ones: for I say unto you, That possible unto you:

in heaven their angels do always behold 21 Howbeit, this kind goeth not out, the face of my Father which is in heaven. but by prayer and fasting,

11 For the Son of man is come to save 22 T And while they abode in Galilee, that which was lost. Jesus said unto them, The Son of man 12 How think ye? If a man bave a shall be betrayed into the hands of men : hundred sheep, and one of them be gone

23 And they shall kill him, and the astray, doth he not leave the ninety and third day he shall be raised again. And nine, and goeth into the mountains, and they were exceeding sorry.

seeketh that which is gone astray ? 24 | And when they were come to Ca- 13 And if so be that he find ii, verily ! pernaum, they that received tribute-mo- say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that ney, came to Peter, and said, Doth not sheep, than of the ninety and nine which your Master pay tribute ?

went not astray: 25 He saith, Yes. And when he was 14 Even so it is not the will of your come into the house, Jesus prevented him, Father which is in heaven, that one of saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of these little ones should perish. whom do the kings of the earth take cus- 15 Moreover, if thy brother shall tres. tom or tribute ? of their own children, or pass against thee, go and tell him his fault of strangers?

between thee and him alone: if he shall 26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the chil- 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take dren free.

with thee one or two more, that in the 27 Notwithstanding, lest we should of-mouth of two or three witnesses every word fend them, go thou to the sea, and cast a may be established. hook, and take up the fish that first cometh) 17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, up: and when thou hast opened his mouth, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect thou shalt find a piece of money: that take, to hear the church, let him be unto thee as and give unto them for me and thee. a heathen man and a publican. CHAP. XVIII.

18 Verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever T the same time came the disciples ye shall bind on earth, shall be bound in

unto Jesus, saying, Who is the great- heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose oa est in the kingdom of heaven?

earth, shall be loosed in beaven.


Of forgiving one another. CHAP. XIX. How to obtain eternal life.

19 Again I say unto you, That if two of lawful for a man to put away his wife for you shall agree on earth, as touching any every cause? thing that they shall ask, it sha!l be done 4 And he answered and said unto them, for them of my Father which is in heaven. Have ye not read, that he which made

20 For where two or three are gathered them at the beginning, made them male together in my name, there am I in the and female, midst of them.

5 And said, For this cause shall a man 21 | Then came Peter to him, and said, leave father and mother, and shall cleave Lord, how ost shall my brother sin against to his wife :- and they twain shall be one me, and I forgive him ? till seven times? flesh ?

22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto 6 Wherefore they are no more twain, thee, Until seven times : but, Until seventy but one flesh. What therefore God hath times seven.

joined together, let not man put asunder. 23 | Therefore is the kingdom of hea- 7 They say unto him, Why did Moses ven likened unto a certain king which then command to give a writing of divorcewould take account of his servants. ment, and to put her away?

24 And when he had begun to reckon, 8 He saith unto them, Moses, because one was brought unto him which owed him of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you ten thousand talents.

to put away your wives : but from the be25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay,ginning it was not so. his lord commanded him to be sold, and 9 And I say unto you, Whosoever shall his wife and children, and all that he had, put away his wife, except it be for fornicaand payment to be made.

tion, and shall marry another, committeth 26 The servant therefore fell down, and adultery: and whoso marrieth her which worshipped him, saying, Lord, have pao is put away, doth commit adultery. tience with me, and I will pay thee all. 10 T His disciples say unto him, If the

27 Then the lord of that servant was case of the man be so with his wife, it is moved with compassion, and loosed him, not good to marry. and forgave him the debt.

11 But he said unto them, All men can28 But the same servant went out, and not receive this saying, save they to whom found one of his fellow-servants, which it is given. owed him a hundred pence: and he laid 12 For there are some eunuchs, which nands on him, and took him by the throat, were so born from their mother's womb: saying, Pay me that thou owest. and there are some eunuchs, which were

29 And his fellow-servant fell down at made eunuchs of men : and there be euhis feet, and besought him, saying, Have nuchs, which have made themselves eupatience with me, and I will pay thee all. nuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake.

30 And he would not: but went and cast He that is able to receive it, let him rehim into prison, till he should pay the debt.ceive it.

31 So when his fellow-servants saw what 13 9 Then were there brought unto him was done, they were very sorry, and came little children, that he should put his hands and told unto their lord all that was done. on them, and pray: and the disciples re

32 Then his lord, after that he had buked them. called him, said unto him, O thou wicked 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, servant, I forgave thee all that debt, be- and forbid them not to come unto me : for cause thou desiredst me :

of such is the kingdom of heaven. 33 Shouldest not thou also have had 15 And he laid his hands on them, and compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as departed thence. I had pity on thee?

16 | And behold, one came and said 34 And his lord was wroth, and deliver- unto him, Good Master, what good thing ed him to the tormentors, till he should shall I do that I may have eternal life? pay all that was due unto him.

17 And he said unto him, Why callest 35 So likewise shall my heavenly Fa-thou me good ? there is none good but one, ther do also unto you, if ye from your that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into hearts forgive not every one his brother life, keep the commandments. their trespasses:

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus CHAP. XIX.

said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt ND it came to pass, that when Jesus not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal,

had finished these sayings, he de- Thou shalt not bear false witness, parted from Galilee, and came into the 19 Honour thy father and thy mother: coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy

2 And great multitudes followed him, self. and he bealed them there.

20 The young man saith unto him, All 3 | The Pharisees also came unto him, these things have I kept from my youth tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it up: what lack I yet?

The labourers in the vineyard. S. MATTHEW. Christ teaches meekness.

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be hire, beginning from the last unto the first. perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give 9 And when they came that were hired to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure about the eleventh hour, they received in heaven: and come and follow me. every man a penny.

22 But when the young man heard that 10 But when the first came, they supsaying, he went away sorrowful: for he posed that they should have received more; had great possessions.

and they likewise received every man a 23 7 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, penny. Verily, I say unto you, That a rich man 11 And when they had received it, they shall hardly enter into the kingdom of murmured against the good man of the heaven.

house, 24 And again I say unto you, It is easier 12 Saying, These last have wrought but for a camel to go through the eye of a one hour, and thou hast made them equal needle, than for a rich man to enter into unto us, which have borne the burden and the kingdom of God.

heat of the day. 25 When his disciples heard it, they 13 But he answered one of them, and were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst then can be saved ?

not thou agree with me for a penny? 26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto 14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: them, With men this is impossible, but I will give unto this last, even as unto thee, with God all things are possible.

15 Is it not lawfix for me to do what I 27 | Then answered Peter, and said will with mine own? is thine eye evil beunto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, cause I am good? and followed thee; what shall we bave 16 So the last shall be first, and the first therefore?

last: for many be called, but few chosen. 28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily, I 17 | And Jesus going up to Jerusalem, say unto you, That ye which have followed took the twelve disciples apart in the way, me in the regeneration, when the Son of and said unto them, man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye 18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the the twelve tribes of Israel.

chief priests, and unto the scribes, and 29 And every one that hath forsaken they shall condemn him to death, houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or 19 And shall deliver him to the Genmother, or wife, or children, or lands,

for tiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crumy name's sake, shall receive a hundred- cify him: and the third day he shall rise fold, and shall inherit everlasting life. again.

30 But many that are first shall be last, 20 T Then came to him the mother of and the last shall be first.

Zebedee's children, with her sons, worCHAP. XX.

shipping him, and desiring a certain thing YOR the kingdom of heaven is like unto of him.

a man that is a householder, which 21 And he said unto her, What wilt went out early in the morning to hire la- thou? She saith unto him, Grant that bourers into his vineyard.

these my two sons may sit, the one on thy 2 And when he had agreed with the right hand, and the other on the lei, in labourers for a penny a day, he sent them thy kingdom. into his vineyard.

22 But Jesus answered and said, Te 3 And he went out about the third hour, know not what ye ask. Are ye able to and saw others standing idle in the mar- drink of the cup ihat I shall drink of, and ket-place,

to be baptized with the baptism that I am 4 And said unto them, Go ye also into baptized with? They say unto him, He the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, 1 are able.

And they went their way, 23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall 5 Again he went out about the sixth and drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized ninth hour, and did likewise.

with the baptism that I am baptized with: 6 And about the eleventh hour he went but,to sit on my right hand, and on my leit. out, and found others standing idle, and is not mine to give, but it shall be given tu saith unto them, Why stand ye here all them for whom it is prepared of my Father. the day idle?

24 And when the ten heard it, they 7 They say unto him, Because no man were moved with indignation against the hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye two brethren. also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is 25 But Jesus called them unio hiir, and right, that shall ye receive.

said, Ye know that the princes of the GenSo when evening was come, the lord tiles exercise dominion orer them, and of the vineyard saith unto his steward, they that are great exercise authority upoa Call the labourers, and give them their them,



will give you.

Christ ndes into Jerusalem. CHAP. XXI.

The fig-tree cursed. 26 But it shall not be so among you: 12 | And Jesus went into the temple of but whosoever will be great among you, God, and cast out all them that sold and let him be your minister;

bought in the temple, and overtlırew the 27 And whosoever will be chief among tables of the money-changers, and the you, let him be your servant:

seats of them that sold doves, 28 Even as the Son of man came not to 13 And said unto them, It is written, be ministered unto, but to minister, and to My house shall be called the house of give his life a ransom for many.

prayer, but ye have made it a den of thieves. 29 And as they departed from Jericho, 14 And the blind and the lame came to a great multitude followed him.

|him in the temple; and he healed them. 30 | And behold, two blind men sitting 15 And when the chief priests and by the way-side, when they heard that scribes saw the wonderful things that he Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have did, and the children crying in the temple, mercy on us, O'Lord, thou son of David. and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David;

31° And the multitude rebuked them, they were sore displeased, because they should hold their peace: but 16 And said unto him, Hearest thou they cried the more, saying, Have mercy what these say? And Jesus saith unto on us, O Lord, thou son of David.

them, Yea: have ye never read, Out of 32 And Jesus stood still, and called the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast them, and said, What will ye that I shall perfected praise ? do unto you?

17 | And he left them, and went out of 33 They say unto him, Lord, that our the city into Bethany, and he lodged there. eyes may be opened.

18 Now,in the morning, as he returned 34 So Jesus had compassion on them, into the city, he hungered. and touched their eyes: and immediately 19 And when he saw a fig-tree in the their eyes received sight, and they fol- way, he came to it, and found nothing lowed him.

thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, CHAP. XXI.

Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward drew nigh_unto Jeru- for ever. unto the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus 20 And when the disciples saw it, they two disciples,

marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig2 Saying unto them, Go into the vil-tree withered away! lage over against you, and straightway ye 21 Jesus answered and said unto them, shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: Verily,I say unto you, If ye have faith, and loose them, and bring them unto me. doubt not, ye shall not only do this which

3 And if any man say aught unto you, is done to the fig-tree, but also, if ye shall ye shall say, The Lord bath need of them; say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and straightway he will send them. and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be

4 All this was done, that it might be done. fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, 22 And all things whatsoever ye shall saying,

ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, 23 | And when he was come into the thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and temple, the chief priests and the elders of silting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of the people came unto him as he was teach

ling, and said, By what authority doest 6 And the disciples went, and did as thou these things ? and who gave thee this Jesus commanded them,

authority? 7 And brought the ass and the colt, and 24 And Jesus answered and said unto put on them their clothes, and they set them, I also will ask you one thing, which him thereon.

lif ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you 8. And a very great multitude spread by what authority I do these things. their garments in the way; others cut 25 The baptism of John, whence was down branches from the trees, and strewed it? from heaven, or of men? And they them in the way.

reasoned with themselves, saying, If we 9 And the multitudes that went before, shall say, From heaven; he will say unto and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna us, Why did ye not then believe him? to the Son of David: Blessed is he that 26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna the people: for all hold John as a prophet. in the highest.

27 And they answered Jesus, and said, 10 And when he was come into Jerusa- We cannot tell. And he said unto then, lem, all the city was moved, saying, Who Neither tell I you by what authority I do is this?

these things. 11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus 28 But what think ye? A certain man the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. Thad two sons; and he came to the first,

an ass.

and He answered and said, I will not; A hemesgain by perd bles, apaksa ,

The parable of the vineyard. S. MATTHEW. The wedding-garment. and said, Son, go work to-day in my vine

CHAP. XXII. yard. 29 , I

them again parables, and said, but afterward he repented, and went. 2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a

30 And he came to the second, and said certain king, which made a marriage for likewise. And he answered and said, I his son, go, sir: and went not.

3 And sent forth his servants to call them 31 Whether of them twain did the will that were bidden to the wedding: and of his father? They say unto him, The they would not come. first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say 4 Again, he sent forth other servants, unto you,That the publicans and the harlots saying, Tell them which are bidden, Bego into the kingdom of God before you. hold, I have prepared my dinner: my

32 For John came unto you in the way oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all of righteousness, and ye believed him not things are ready : come unto the marriage. but the publicans and the harlots believed 5 But they made light of it, and went him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repent- their

ways, one to his farm, another to his ed not afterward, that ye might believe him. merchandise.

33 | Hear another parable; There was 6 And the remnant took his servants, and a certain householder, which planted a entreated them spitefully, and slew them. vineyard, and hedged it round about, and 7 But when the king heard thereof, he digged a wine-press in it, and built a was wroth : and he sent forth bis armies, tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and and destroyed those murderers, and burned went into a far country :

up their city. 34 And when the time of the fruit drew 8 Then saith he to his servants, The ncar, he sent his servants to the husband- wedding is ready, but they which were men, that they might receive the fruits of it. bidden were not worthy.

35 And the husbandmen took his ser- 9 Go ye therefore into the highways, vants, and beat one, and killed another, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the and stoned another.

marriage. 36 Again he sentotherservants more than 10 So those servants went out into the the first: and they did unto them likewise. highways, and gathered together all as

37 But last of all, he sent unto them his many as they found, both bad and good : son, saying, They will reverence my son. and the wedding was furnished with guests.

38 But when the husbandmen saw the 11 | And when the king came in to see son, they said among themselves, This is the guests, he saw there a man which had the heir; come, let us kill him, and let us not on a wedding-garment: seize on his inheritance.

12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how 39 And they caught him, and cast him camest thou in hither, not having a wed. out of the vineyard, and slew him. ding-garment? And he was speechless.

40 When the lord therefore of the vine- 13 Then said the king to the servants, yard cometh, what will he do unto those Bind him hand and foot, and take him husbandmen?

away, and cast him into outer darkness : 41 They say unto him, He will mise- there shall be weeping and gnashing of rably destroy those wicked men, and will teeth. let out his vineyard unto other husband- 14 For many are called, but few ars men, which shall render him the fruits in chosen. their seasons.

15 | Then went the Pharisees, and took 42 Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never counsel how they might entangle him in read in the scriptures, The stone which his talk. the builders rejected, the same is become 16 And they sent out unto him their disthe head of the corner: this is the Lord's ciples, with the Herodians, saying, Master, doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes ? we know that thou art true, and teachest

43 Therefore say I unto you, The king- the way of God in truth, neither carest dom of God shall be taken from you, and thou for any man: for thou regardest not given to a nation bringing forth the fruits the person of men. thereof.

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest 44 And whosoever shall fall on this thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto stone, shall be broken: but on whomsoever Cesar, or not? it shall fall, it will grind him to powder. 18 But Jesus perceived their wicked

45 And when the chief priests and ness, and said, Why tempt ye mc, ye hypoPharisees had heard his parables, they crites ?. perceived that he spake of them.

19 Shew me the tribute-money. And 46 But when they sought to lay hands they brought unto him a penny. on him, they feared the multitude, be- 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is cause they took him for a prophet. Ithis image, and superscription?

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