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thy body also is full of darkness. 35 Take heed, therefore, that the light which is in thee be not darkness. 36 If thy whole body, therefore, be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light. 37 is And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him : and he went in, and 'sat down to meat. 38 And when the Phariseesaw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner. 39 And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness. 40 Te fools | did not he that made that which is without, make that which is within also : 41 But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you. 42 But woe unto you, Pharisees for ye tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. * 43 Woe unto ye, Pharisecs | for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. 44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them. 45 || Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us also. 46And he said, Woe unto you
also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men
Of avoiding hypocrisy.
with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe unto you ! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. 49 Therefore, also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and perseCute; 50 That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51 From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharjas, which perished between the aitar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shallberequired of this generation. 52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye enter not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered. 53 And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to Speak of manythings; 54 Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse
IN the mean time, when there
were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Against over-carefulness. Chap. xii.
2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. 3.Therefore whatsoeverye have spoken in darkness, shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets, shall be proclaimed upon the house-tops. 4 And I say unto you, my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. 6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings 2 and not one of them is forgotten before God. 7 But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows. 8 Also isay unto you, Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: 9 But he that denieth me before men, shall be denied before the angeis of God. 10 And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you unto the Synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers, take ye no thought how or what thing ye answer, or what ye shall
say : 12 For the Holy Ghost shall
teach you in the same hour what
ye ought to say. 13 of And one of the company
my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge, or a divi. der over you ? 15 And he said unto them, Take hecd, and beware of covetousness: for a man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth. 16 And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully : 17 And he thought within him. Self, saying, What shall I do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits 18 And he said, This will I do : I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods. 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years: take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him, 7%ou fool this night thy soul shall be required of thee; then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided ? 21 So is he that layeth up trea. sure for himself, and is not rich toward God. 22 || And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than railment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they neithcrgow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God fecdeth them : How much more are ye better than the
said unto him, Master, speak to
fowls : O
25 And which of you, with taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Consider the iiiics how they grow : they tois Hot, they spin foot ; and yet say tinto you, that Solomon, in all his glory, was not to rayed like one of these. 28 if then God so clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clo/c you ? O ye of littie faith ! 39 And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world Scek after : and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31, ‘I But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added upto you. 32 Foar not, littie flock; for it is your Father’s good plcasure to give you the kingdom. 33 Scil that ye have, and give alms ; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavcns that failethnot, where nothief approachcth, neithermoth corruptcth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning : 36 And ye yourselves like unto non that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open unto him inmediately. 37 Bicssed are those scrvants. whom the lord, when he conneth, shall find watching : verily i say unto you, that he shall gird him.
scis, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve thcm. 38 And if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blesscd are those servants. 39 And this know, that if the good man of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and not have suffered his house to be broken through. 40 Peye, thcrofore, ready also: for the Son of man conneth at an hour when ye think not. 41 || Then Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or cv.cn to ali? 42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise Steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of mcat in due season 3 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming ; and shall begin to beat the men-scrvants, and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken ; 46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for Aim, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not Aimses, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not, and Division of the gospel. r
did commit things worthy c. stripes, shall be beaten with few tripes. For unto whom:soever much is given, of him shall be much required : and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. 49 || I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled : 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with ; and how am I sitened till it be accomplishC(; . 5.1 Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth : I tell you, Nay; but rather division : 52 For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 The father shall be divided against the son, and thesonagainst the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against her Inother-in-law. 54 is And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is. 55 And when ye see the South wind blow, ye say, There will be heat; and it cometh to pass. 56 Ye hypocrites! ye can discern the face of the sky and of the carth; but how is it, that ye do not discern this time : 57 Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right; 53 * When thou goest with thinc adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayestbe delivered from him; lest he hale thee to
thee to the officer, and the officer cast thee into prison. 59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite. CHAP. XIII. jesus fireachet') resentance. HERE were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. 2 And Jesus, answering, said unto them, Suppose ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suf. fered such things : 3 I tell you, Nay; but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 4. Or those eighteen upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusakm : 5 I tell you, Nay; but cocept ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. 6 * He spake also this parable : A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and sought fruit thereon, and sound none. 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find none : cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground 3 8 And, he answering, said unto him, Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it : 9 And if it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shaft cut it down. 10 is And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on thesabbath.
the judge, and the judge deliver
11 And, behold, there was a
woman which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wise lift up o 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called her to him, and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity. 13 And he laid his hands on her; and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath-day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them, therefore, come and be healed, and not on the sabbath
15 The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrites doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering : 16 And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed from this bond on the sabbath-day : 17 And when he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed; and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him. 18 of Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and whereunto shall I resemble it : 19 It is like a grain of mustardseed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and waxed a great tree; and the fowls ; the air lodged in the branches Of it. 20 T Andagain he said, Where. unto shall I ilken the kingdom of God - 21 it is like leaven, which a wo—
man took and hid in three measurcs of meal, till the whole was leavened. 22 And he went through the cities and villages, teaching, and journeying toward Jerusalem. 23 Ti Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved: And he said unto them, 24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enterin, and shall not be able. 25 When once the master of the Thouse is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, Open unto us; and he shall answer, and say unto you, know you not whence ye are: 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in Olir StreetS. 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know you not whence ye are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. 23. There shall be weeping and . gnashing of tecth, when ye shall See Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yoursc/ves thrust out. 29 And they shall come from the cast, and from the west, and from the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the kingdom of God. 30 And, behold, there are last, which shall be first, and there are first, which shall be last. 31 || The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying, unto him, Get thee out, and deo hence : for Herod will kill titco, 32 And he said unto them, Go