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unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
Then said he to another, And how much owest thou ? And he said, A hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
And the lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely ; for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness: that when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much ; and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much.
If, therefore, ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches ?
And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man’s, who shall give you that which is your own ?
No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other: or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. .
And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things : and they derided him.
And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men: but God knoweth your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men, is abomination in the sight of God.
There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day.
And there was a certain beggar, named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate full of sores,
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table : moreover, the dogs came and licked his sores.
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom : the rich man also died and was buried.
And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue : for I am tormented in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things : but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot ; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
Then he said, I pray thee, therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house :
For I have five brethren ; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come unto this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the prophets ; let them hear them.
And he said, Nay, father Abraham : but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.
LESSON LI. LUKE, CHAP. XVII. And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off : and they lifted up their voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.
And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go, show yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with a loud voice glorified God, and fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks : and he was a Samaritan:
And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed ? but where are the nine? There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this stranger. And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole.
And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them, and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation. . .
Neither shall they say, Lo, here! or lo, there! for, behold, the 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 ye shall not see it.
And they shall say to you, See here; or see there : 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 also shall the Son of man be in his day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected of this generation.
And as it was in the days of Noe, so shall it be also in the days of the Son of man. They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came, and destroyed them all.
Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded :
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he which shall be upon the housetop, and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away; and he that is in the field, let him likewise not return back.
Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it ; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.
I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left.
Two women shall be grinding together : the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the 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 together.
LESSON LII. Luke, CHAP. XVIII. MATTHEW, CHAP. XIX. And he spake a parable unto them to this end, that men ought always to pray and not to faint :
Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man: and there was a widow in that
city : and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. · And he would not for a while : but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man :
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others :
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
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. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
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.
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.
And they brought unto him also infants, that he would touch them; but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them,
But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not ; for of such is the kingdom of God.
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, shall in no wise enter therein.
And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good ? none is good, save one, that is God.
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.
And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
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.
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful : for he had great possessions.
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God! 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.
And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved ?
And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
Then Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
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, who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.
Then he 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..
For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: and they shall scourge him, and put him to death ; and the third day he shall rise again.
And they understood none of these things : and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
LESSON LIII. LUKE, CHAP. XIX.
And behold there was a man named Zaccheus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
And he sought to see Jesus who he was ; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
And he ran before and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him ;. for he was to pass that way.
And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and he said unto him, Zaccheus, make haste and come down ; for to-day I must abide at thy house.