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“Is it not written, ‘My house shall be called an house of prayer for all the nations P’ but ye have made it a den of robbers.” And the scribes and the chief-priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the multitude was amazed at his doctrine. And when evening was come, he went out of the city. And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig-tree withered away from the roots. And Peter remembered, and saith unto him, “ Master, behold, the fig-tree which thou didst devote hath withered away.” And Jesus answered, and saith unto them, “Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say to this mountain, ‘Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;’ and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith will come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Concerning this matter I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye ask when ye pray, believe that ye will receive them, and ye shall have them. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any : that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your offences. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your offences.” And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come unto him the chiefpriests, and the scribes, and the elders; and say unto him, “By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things P’ And Jesus answered and said unto them, “I also will ask you one question; and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men P' answer me.” And they reasoned among themselves, saying, “If we say, ‘From heaven;’ he will say, ‘Why then did ye not believe him o' But [if we say, From men;’ they feared the
people: for all men accounted John to be a prophet indeed. And they answered and say unto Jesus, “We know not.” And Jesus answered, and saith unto them, “Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.”
Ch. xii. And he began to say unto them in parables, “A
certain man planted a vineyard, and put an hedge about it, and digged a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and went into another country. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. But they took him, and beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he sent unto them another servant: and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated. And he sent another; and him they killed, and many other;
6 beating some, and killing some. Now having still one
son, beloved by him, he sent him also last unto them,
* N. m. Master, N. t.
regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of
err. Then one of the scribes came near, and, having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that Jesus had
* N. m. Master, N. t.
answered them well, asked him, “Which is the first commandment of all P” And Jesus answered him, “The first
commandment of all is, “Hear, O Israel; The Lord is
our God: the Lord is one *: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mindt, and with all thy strength.” This is the first commandment. And the second is like it, “ Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.” There is none other commandment greater than these.” And the scribe said unto him, “ In truth, Master, thou hast said well: for there is one God; and there is none other but he and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices.” And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said unto him, “Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.” And no man after that durst ask him any further question. Then Jesus spake and said, while he taught in the temple, “How say the scribes that Christ is the son of David? For David himself said by the holy spirit, “Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.” David therefore himself calleth him Lord : how is he then his son P” And the multitude of the people heard him gladly. Then he said unto them in his teaching, “Beware of the scribes, who like to walk in robes, and love; salutations in the market-places, and the chief seats in the synagogues, and the chief places at feasts: who devour the families of widows, and for a show make long prayers: these will receive an heavier condemnation.” And Jesus sat over-against the treasury, and beheld how the multitude cast money into the treasury: and 42 many that were rich cast in much. And a certain poor widow came, and cast in two mites, which make a far43 thing. And he called unto him his disciples, and said unto them, “Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast in more than all who have cast into the 44 treasury. For all they cast in from their abundance: but she from her want cast in all which she had, even all her substance.” Ch. xiii. And as he was going out of the temple, one of his disciples saith unto him, “ Master, see what kind of 2 stones, and what kind of buildings are here.” And Jesus answered, and said unto him, “Seest thou these great buildings? there will not be left one stone upon another, which will not be thrown down.” 3 And as he was sitting upon the mount of Olives, overagainst the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and 4 Andrew, asked him privately, “Tell us, when will these things be 2 and what will be the sign when all these things 5 are about to be accomplished 2 And Jesus answered them, and began to say, “Take heed that no man deceive you: 6 For many will come in my name, saying, ‘ I am the 7 Christ;’ and will deceive many. But when ye shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars, be not troubled : for these things must come to pass; but the end will not be yet. 8 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there will be earthquakes in many places, and there will be famines and tumults. These things are 9 the beginnings of sorrows. But take ye heed to yourselves; for men will deliver you up to councils; and ye will be beaten in the synagogues, and ye will be brought before rulers and kings for my sake; for a testimony unto them. 10 And the gospel must first be preached among all the gen11 tiles. But when they bring you and deliver you up, take no anxious thought beforehand what ye shall speak, nor meditate: but whatsoever shall be given you at the
* See Clarke, “is one Lord,” N.
+ “ and with all thy mind.” This clause is omitted in the Camb, and some other MSS.
# and salutations in the market-places, and like, N.