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thy feet. 451f David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no one was able to answer him a word, nor any one from that day dared to question him any more. Luke xx., 41-44.

41 And he said to them, How say they that Christ is the son of David ? 42For David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The Lord said to my Lord, sit thou on my right hand, 43Till I make thine enemies thy footstool ? 44 David therefore calleth him Lord, and how is he his son ?

A CAUTION ABOUT THE SCRIBES. Luke xx., 45-47.

In the Temple. 45And in the hearing of all the people he said to his disciples. 46Beware of the scribes, who desire to walk in long robes, and love salutations in the markets, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the chief places at feasts ; 47Who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers : they shall receive greater condemnation.

THE WIDOW's MITE. Mark xii., 41-44.

In the Temple. 41 AND sitting opposite the treasury, he beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and many who were rich cast in much. 42 And there came one poor widow, and she threw in two lepta, * which make a kodrantes.t 43 And having called his disciples, he said to them, Verily I say to you, That this poor widow hath cast more in than all they who are casting into the treasury: 44For all they cast in of their abundance; but she of her poverty cast in all that she bad, even all her living.

THE UNBELIEF OF THE JEWS ANOTHER TESTIMONY FROM John xii., 44-50.

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In the Temple. 44But Jesus cried aloud and said, He who believeth on me, believeth not on me, but on him who sent me: 45 And

* Lepton : the smallest coin in use among the Jews, about thrce-eighths of a farthing English.

+ A Roman coin equal to three-fourths of our farthing.

THE END OF CHRIST'S PUBLIC MINISTRY. 81

he who seeth me seeth him who sent me. 461 am come a light into the world, that whoever believeth on me should not remain in darkness. 47 And if any one hear my words and keep them not, I judge him not: for I came not that I should judge the world, but that I should save the world. 48He who rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one who judgeth him : the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day. 49For I have not spoken from myself; but the Father who sent me, he hath given me a commandment what I should say, and what I should speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak, according as the Father hath said to me, so I speak. THE END OF Christ's Public Ministry. Eight DENUNCIA

TIONS OF WOES. Matt. xxiii.

About to leave the Temple. THEN Jesus spoke to the multitudes and to his disciples 2Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit upon the seat of Moses. 3Therefore all, whatever they shall say to you, do and observe; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not. They bind heavy burdens, and lay them on the shoulders of men; but they will not move them with their finger. 5But all their works they do to be seen by men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge their fringes, 6And they love the chief place at feasts, and the first seats in the synagogues. And the salutations in the market-places, and to be called by men, Rabbi. 8But be ye not called Rabbi: for one is your teacher; and all ye are brethren. 9And call no one your father upon the earth : for one is your heavenly Father. 10Neither be ye called leaders : for one is your Leader-the Christ. 11 But the greater of you shall be your servant. 12And whoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and whoever shall humble himself shall be exalted.' 13But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut the kingdom of heaven before men : for ye neither go in, nor suffer ye those who are entering to enter. 15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye compass sea and land

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to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more a son of Gehenna than yourselves. 16 Woe to you, blind guides, who say, Whoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing ; but whoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor ! 17 Fools and blind! for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold ? 18And Whoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing ; but whoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, is a debtor. 19 Blind! for which is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift ? 20 He therefore who swears by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21 And he who sweareth by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him who dwelleth therein. 22 And he who sweareth by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him who sitteth upon it. 23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye tithe the mint, and the anise, and the cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, and mercy, and faith : these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Blind guides, who strain off a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and injustice. 26 Blind Pharisee! cleanse first within the cup that its outside may be clean also. 27 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are like to whited sepulchres, which outwardly indeed appear beautiful but are within full of the bones of the dead and of all uncleanness. 28 Thus ye also outwardly indeed appear righteous to men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and adorn the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have partaken with them in the blood of the prophets. 31ŝo that ye testify to yourselves, that ye are the sons of those who killed the prophets. 32 And ye fill up the measure of your fathers. 33Serpents ! offspring of vipers ! how can ye escape the judgment of Gehenna ? 310n this account, behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes : some

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of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city : 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel to the blood of Zachariah, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar. 36 Verily I say to you, All these things shall come upon this generation. 370 Jerusalem, Jerusalem; that killest the prophets, and stonest them who are sent to thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! 38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I say to you, Ye shall not see me from this time, till ye shall say, Blessed is he who cometh in the name of the Lord.

The PROPHECY RESPECTING THE BUILDINGS OF THE TEMPLE. Matt. xxiv.

And Jesus went out from the temple and departed : and his disciples came to show him the buildings of the temple. 2 And he answering said to them, See ye not all these ? verily I say to you, There shall not be left here stone upon stone, which shall not be thrown down. 3 And as he was sitting upon the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, Tell us, when these things shall be ? and what the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the age ? And Jesus answering said to them, Take heed lest any one should deceive you. 5 For many shall come in my name, saying, I am the Christ; and shall deceive many. 6And ye shall be about to hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled : for it must come to pass, but the end is not yet. 7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines and earthquakes, in divers places. But all these are the beginning of sorrows. Then shall they deliver you to affliction, and shall kill you : and ye shall be hated by all nations through my name. 10 And then many will fall away, and will deliver up one another, and hate one another. 11And many false prophets shall be raised up, and shall deceive many. 12 And because iniquity shall abound the love of many

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shall grow cold. 13But he who endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. 14 And this, the gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a testimony to all nations; and then shall the end come. 15 When therefore ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place, (he who reads, let him understand :) 16Then let those who are in Judæa flee to the mountains : 17Let bim who is on the house not come down to take the things out of his house : 18 Neither let him who is in the field return back to take his garment. 19But woe to those who are pregnant, and to whose who nurse children in those days! 20 But pray that your flight be not in the winter, nor on the sabbath : "21 For then there shall be great tribulation, such as has not been from the beginning of the world until now, nor ever shall be. 22 And except those days were shortened, there should no flesh be saved : but on account of the chosen those days shall be shortened. 23Then if any one shall say to you, Lo! here is Christ, or there; believe not. 24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so as to deceive if possible even the chosen. 25 Behold, I have told you before. 261f therefore they say to you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth to the west ; so shall be the coming of the Son of man. 28 Wherever the body may be, there will the eagles be gathered together. 29 And immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven : and all the tribes of the earth shall mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And he shall send his angels with a great trumpet, and they shall gather his chosen from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 32Now learn the parable from the fig tree : When already its branch has become tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye

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