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LUKE XVII. rather say unto him; Make ready wherewith I may sup, and
gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken ; 9 and afterward thou shall eat and drink? Doth he thank that
servant, because he did the things that were commanded ? I 10 trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those
things which are commanded you, say ; We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do.
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said
; 21 The kingdom of God cometh not with observation ; neither
shall they say ; Lo here, or, lo there ; forbehold, the 22 kingdom of God is within you And he said unto
the disciples; The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man ; and
shall not 23 see it.
And they shall say to you ; See here, or, see there ; 24 go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning that
lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the
other part under heaven; so shall the Son of man be in his 25 day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected 26 of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so 27 shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.
They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in mar
riage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark; and the 28 flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as
was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they 29 bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same
! day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone 30 from heaven, and destroyed them all ; even thus shall it be 31 in the day when the Son of man is revealed.
In that day, he which shall be upon the house-top, and his stuff in the
house, let him not come down to take it away; and he that 32 is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember 33 Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose 34 it; and whosoever shall lose his life, shall preserve it. I tell
you ; In that night there shall be two men in one bed ; 35 one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women
shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken and the 37 other left.
And they answered and said unto him ; Where, Lord? And he said unto them; Wheresoever
the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered togeth18 er.
And he spake a parable unto them to this 2 end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint, saying ;
There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither LUKE XVIII. 3 regarded man. And there was a widow in that city; and
she came unto him, saying ; Avenge me of mine adversary. 4 And he would not for a while. But afterward he said within 5 himself; Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet,
because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her; lest by 6 her continual coming she weary me.
And the Lord said 7 Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge
his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he 8 bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them
speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, sliall he find faith on the earth ?
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others; 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Phar11 isee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood by him
self, and prayed thus; God, I thank thee, that I am not as
other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as 12 this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all 13 that I possess.
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven; but smote upon 14 his breast, saying ; God, be merciful to me a sinner. I tell
you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased ; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
CALENDAR OF OUR LORD'S MINISTRY.
A. D. 29.*
Jan. 20. Jesus is BAPTIZED and retires to the desert. Mar. 2. The Priests and Levites come to the Baptist. 3. Christ returns to him, at Bethabara. 4. John and Andrew follow Jesus. 5. Our Lord calls Philip and Nathanael. 6-8. The marriage festival at Cana. Our Lord's FIRST MIRACLE. 9. Jesus goes to Capernaum. 19-25. First Passover. Christ drives the traders from the Temple;
converses with Nicodemus.
9. The walk through the corn-fields.
6* The reader is requested to observe, that the dates in this Calendar are, to a considerable degree, conjectural; but that the order of the events does not depend upon the correctness of them. The dates of the Passover (and consequently of the other Festivals) have been ascertained by calculation; and admitting their accuracy, sufficient accuracy may have been obtained in adapting English dates to the following arrangement. In a few cases, besides the Festivals, this adaptation is founded on express testimony; but more usually it is founded on a calculation of the time necessary for the several events. – Hence the dates can only be an approximation to the truth; but if they prove consistent with internal evidence, and with what external evidence we possess, they will materially assist the mind in forming a distinct view of the order of events, and in retracing the several parts of it."
+ Jewish Sabbaths.
A. D. 29. May. 15. Christ departs into Galilee, spending the time during Herod's resid
ing in Galilee, and during the intense heat of the summer months, in comparative retirement, till the Feast of Tab
ernacles. Sept. 13 – 19. Feast of Tabernacles ; a little before which the Baptist was im
prisoned by Herod. 16. Jesus reaches Jerusalem. 19. The Great Day of the Feast. 20. Restoration of the blind man. (N. B. This day was a Sabbath by
Lev. xxiii. 39.) After this miracle Christ immediately return
ed to Galilee, and BEGINS HIS PUBLIC FREACHING there. 23. The call of Peter, Andrew, James, and John. 24.f Cure of the dæmoniac, Peter's wife's mother, &c. 25. First Progress through Galilee ; at the close of which, Oct. 16. Our Lord delivers his Sermon on the Mount, heals the leper, &c. 17. The widow's son raised from the dead. 20. Christ returns to the Lake, and stills the storm. 21. The dæmoniacs cured in the land of Gadara. 23. The cure of the paralytic. Call of Matthew. 24. Christ at Matthew's house ; raises the daughter of Jaïrus, &c. 25. Second Progress through Galilee. 26. Christ chooses the Twelve Apostles. Nov. 10. Mission OF THE APOSTLES. 12. The disciples of the Baptist come to Christ. 17. Mission of the Seventy. About this time our Lord delivered the
parable of the Good Samaritan; and cured the ten lepers. 25. The visit of Martha and Mary at Bethany. 26. Christ again rejected by the Jews, at the Feast of Dedication; and
immediately retires to Bethany, in Peræa. In this district he A. D. appears to have spent the whole of December, and to near the 30. close of January, A. D. 30. Before the end of his sojourn in
Peræa, the Seventy returned to him, with some of the Twelve. Jan. 27. Our Lord leaves the Peræa for Bethany. 28. Christ raises Lazarus, and soon after retires to Ephraim. Feb. 18. Cure of the man with the withered hand; about which time the
Baptist was beheaded : and about the beginning of March the
rest of the Apo8TLES RETURN. Mar. 5. The feeding of the Five Thousand.
A. D. 30. Mar. 6. Jesus discourses in Capernaum; and works miracles in Gennesaret.
He afterwards goes to the neighbourhood of Tyre and Sidon, and returns through the Decapolis to the eastern shore of the
Lake. 14. The miracle of the Four Thousand. 15. Jesus crosses from the neighbourhood of Magdala to Bethsaida in
Galilee, and restores sight to the blind man. 18. Peter's avowal of the Messiahship of Jesus, near Cæsarea Philippi. 25. The Transfiguration. 27. The tribute-moncy demanded at Capernaum. 28. Our Lord's DEPARTURE FROM GALILEE: he enters Samaria, and
passes over into the Peræa. 31. The visit of Zacchæus at Jericho. April.
1.f Our Lord arrives at Bethany. 2. Sunday. Entry into Jerusalem. Voice in the Temple. 3. Monday. The barren fig-tree. The Temple again cleared. 4. Tuesday. Discourses with the Rulers, Herodians, Sadducees, &c. 5. Weinesday. On the Mount of Olives, Christ foretells the destruction
of the Temple. Supper at Bethany. 6. Thursday. Jesus eats the Passover. 7. Friday. The Crucifixion. 8.t Saturday. The Jews seal the sepulchre and set a watch. 9. Lord's Day. The RESURRECTION. Jesus goes to Emmaus. 16. Lord's Day. Our Lord appears to Thomas, &c. May. 11. The ASCENSION.