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The Sadducees confuted. S. Matthew. The Pharisees exposed. Whose is this image and su- heard this, they were astonished perscription ?

at his doctrine. 21 They say unto him, Ce. 34 T But when the Pharisees sar's, Then saith he unto them, had heard that he had put the Render, therefore, unto Cesar the Sadducees to silence, they were things which are Cesar's; and gathered together. unto God the things thạt are 35 Then one of them, which God's,

was a lawyer, asked him a ques22 When they had heard these tion, tempting him, and saying, words, they marvelled, and left 36 Master, which is the great him, and went their way, commandment in the law ?

23 | The same day came to 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou him the Sadducees, which say that shalt love the Lord thy God with there is no resurrection, and ask- all thy heart, and with all thy ed him,

soul, and with all thy mind. 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, 38 This is the first and great If a man die, having no children, commandment. his brother shall marry his wife, 39 And the second is like unto and raise up seed unto his brother. it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour

25 Now, there were with us as thyself. seven brethren: and the first, 40 On these two commandwhen he had married a wife, de- ments hang all the law and the ceased ; and having no issue, left prophets. his wife unto his brother :

41 | While the Pharisees were 26 Likewise the second also, gathered together, Jesus asked and the third, unto the seventh. them,

27 And last of all the woman 42 Saying, What think ye of died also.

Christ? whose son is he? They 28 Therefore, in the resurrecti- say unto him, The son of David. on, whose wife shall she be of the 43 He saith unto them, How seven? for they all had her. then doth David in spirit call him

29 Jesus answered, and said Lord, saying, unto them, Ye do err, not know- 44 The LORD said unto my ing the scriptures, nor the power Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, of God.

till I make thine chemies thy 30 For in the resurrection they footstool ? neither marry, nor are given in 4.5 If David then call him Lord, marriage ; but are as the angels of how is he his son? God in heaven.

46 And no man was able to an 31 But as touching the resur-swer him a word; neither durst rection of the dead, have ye not any man from that day forth ask read that which was spoken unto him any more questions. you by God, saying,

CHAP. XXIII. 32 I am the God of Abraham, The Pharisees exposed, &c.

Gad of Jacob ? God is not the
God of the dead, but of the ples,

2 Saying, The scribes and the 33 And when the multitude Pharisecs sit in Vioses' scat:

and the God of Isaac, and the Tultitude, and to his disci

Against ambition. Chrap. xxiï. The Scribes, &c. reproved.

3 All therefore whatsoever they compass sea and land to make bid you observe, that observe and one proselyte; and when he is do; but do not ye after their made, ye make him two-fold works: for they say, and do not. more the child of hell than your

4 For they bind heavy burdens selves. and grievous to be borne, and lay 16 Woc unto you, ye blind them on mens' shoulders; but guides! which say, Whosoever they themselves will not move shall swear by the temple, it is them with one of their fingers. nothing;

nothing; but whosoever shall 5 But all their works they do swear by the gold of the temple, for to be seen of men: they make he is a debtor. broad their phylacteries, and en- 17 1c fools and blind ! for whelarge the borders of their gar- ther is greater, the gold, or the ments,

temple that sanctifieth the gold ? 6 And love the uppermost 18 And, whosoever shall swear rooms at feasts, and the chief by the altar, it is nothing; but seats in the synagogues.

whosoever streareth by the gift, 7 And greetings in the markets, that is upon it, he is guilty. and to be called of men, Rabbi, 19 Ye fools, and blind! for Rabbi.

whether is greater, the gift, or the 8 But be not ye called Rabbi ; altar that sanctifieth the gift? forone is your Master, even Christ, 20 Whoso, therefore, shall and all ye are brethren.

swear by the altar, sweareth by 9 And call no man your Father it, and by all things thereon. upon the earth: for one is your 21 And whoso shall swear by Father, which is in heaven. the temple, sweareth by it, and

10 Neither be ye called mas- by him that dwelleth therein. ters: for one is your Master, even 22 And he that shall swear by Christ.

heaven, sweareth by the throne 11 But he that is greatest among of God, and by him that sitteth you shall be your servant. thereon.

12 And whosoever shall exalt 23 Woe unto you, scribes and himself shall be abased; and he Pharisces, hypocrites! for ye pay that shall humble himself shall be tithe of mint, and anise, and exalted.

cummin, and have omitted the 13 1 But woe unto you, scribes weightier matters of the law, judgand Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye ment, mercy, and faith: these shut up the kingdom of heaven a- ought ye to have done, and not to gainst men: for ye neither go in leave the other undoné. yourselves, neither sųffer ye them 24 Ye blindguides! which strain that are entering to go in. at a gnat, and swallow a camel.

14 Woe unto you, scribes and 25 Woe unto you, scribes and Plarisees, hypocrites ! for ye de Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye your widows' houses, and for a make clean the outside of the

cup pretence make long prayer: there- and of the platter, but within fore ye shall receive the greater they are full of extortion and es. damnation.

cess. 15 Woe unto you, scribes ard 26 Thoublind Pharisee! cleanse Pauisecs, hypocrites! for yeldirst that which is within the

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Jerusalem threatened. S. Matthew. Jerusalems' destruction and platter, that the outside stonest them which are sent unto of them may be clean also. thee, how often would I have ga

27 Woe unto you, scribes and thered thy children together, even Pharisees, hypocrites ! for yeare as a hen gathereth her chickens like unto whited sepulchres, under herwings, andye wouldnot! which indeed appear beautiful 38 Behold, your house is left outward, but are within full of unto you desolate, dead mens' bones, and of all un- 39 For I say unto you, Ye shall cleanness.

not see me henceforth, till ye shall 28 Even so ye also outwardly say, Blessed is he that cometh in appear righteous unto men, but the name of the Lord. within ye are full of hypocrisy CHAP. XXIV. and iniquity.

Jerusalems' destruction foretold. 29 Woe unto you, scribes and ND Jesus went out, and dePharisees, hypocrites! because ye build thetombs of the prophets, and his disciples came to him, for and garnish the sepulchres of the to shew him the buildings of the righteous,

temple. 30 And say, If we had been in 2 And Jesus said unto them, the days of our fathers, we would See ye not all these things ? Verinot have been partakers with ly I say unto you, There shall them in the blood of the prophets. not be left here one stone upon

31 Wherefore ye be witnesses another, that shall not be thrown unto yourselves, that ye are the down. children of them which killed the 3 | And as he sat upon the prophets.

mount of Olives, his disciples 32 Fill ye up then the measure came unto him privately, saying, of your fathers.

Tell us, when shall these things 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of be? and what shall be the sign of vipers! how can ye escape the thy coming, and of the end of the damnation of hell?

world? 34 T Wherefore, behold, I send 4 And Jesus answered and said unto you prophets, and wise men, unto them, Take heed that no and scribes : and some of them ye man deceive you: shall kill and crucify; and some 5 For many shall come in my of them shall ye scourge in your name, saying, I am Christ; and synagogues, and persecute them shall deceive many. from city to city:

6 And ye shall hear of wars and 35 That upon you may come all rumours of wars : see that


be the righteous blood shed upon the not troubled: for all these things earth, from the blood of righteous must come to pass, but the end is Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, not yet. son of Barachias, whom ye slev 7 For nation shall rise against between the temple and the altar. nation, and kingdom against king

36 Verily I say unto you, All dom : and there shall be famines. these things shall come upon this and pestilences, and earthquakes, generation.

in divers places. 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 8 All these are the beginning of those that killest the prophets, anci sorrows.


Chap. xxiv. Signs of Christ's coming. 9 Then shall they deliver youl, 24 For there shall arise false tip to be afflicted, and shall kill Christs, and false prophets, and you: and ye shall be hated of all shall shew great signs and wonnations for iny names' sake. ders; insomuch, that, (if it were

10 And then shall many be of-possible,) they shall deceive the funded, and shall betray one ano- very elect. ther, and shall hate one another. 25 Behold, I have told you be.

11 And many false prophets fore. shall rise, and shall deceive many. 26 Wherefore, if they shall say

12 And because iniquity shall unto you, Behold, he is in the abound, the love of many shall desert; go not forth : Behold, he was cold.

is in the secret chambers; believe 13 But he that shall endurelit not. unto the end, the same shall be 27 For as the lightning cometh saved.

out of the east, and shineth even 14 And this gospel of the king- unto the west, so shall also the dom shall be preached in all the coming of the Son of man be. world, for a witness unto all nati- 28 For wheresoever the carcase ons; and then shall the end come. is, there will the eagles be gather

15 When ye therefore shall seefed together. the abomination of desolation, 29 IT Immediately after the trispoken of by Daniel the prophet,bulation of those days shall the stand in the holy place, (whoso sun be darkened, and the moon readeth, let him understand :) shall not give her light, and the

16 Then let them which be in stars shall fall from heaven, and Judea flee into the mountains : the powers of the heavens shall

17 Let him which is on the be shaken: house-top not come down to take 30 And then shall appear the any thing out of his house : sign of the Son of man in heaven:

18 Neither let him which is in and then shall all the tribes of the the field return back to take his earth mourn, and they shall see clothes.

the Son of man coming in the 19 And woe unto them that are clouds of heaven with power and with child, and to them that give great glory, suck in those days!

31 And he shall send his angels 20 But pray ye that your flight with a great sound of a trumpet, be not in the winter, neither on and they shall gather together his the sabbath-day:

elect from the four winds, from 21 For then shall be great tri- one end of heaven to the other. bulation, such as was not since 32 T Now learn a parable of the the beginning of the world to this fig-tree; When his branch is yet. time, no, nor ever shall be. tender, and putteth forth leaves,

22 Andexcept those daysshould ye know that summer is nigh: be shortened, there should no 33 So likewise ye, when yo fesh be saved: but for the elects' shall see all these things, knoty sake those days shall be shortened. that it is near, even at the doors.

23 Then if any man shall say 34 Verily I say unto you, This unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or generation shall not påss, till all there; believe it not.

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35 Heaven and earth shall pass shall say in his heart, My lord away, but my words shall not delayeth his coming; pass away.

49 And shall begin to smite his 36 But of that day and hour fellow-servants, and to eat and knoweth no man; no, not the an-drink with the drunken; gels of heaven, but my Father 50 The lord of that servant only.

shall come in a day when he look37 But as the days of Noeleth not for him, and in an hour were, so shall also the coming of that he is not aware of, the Son of man be.

51 And shall cut him asunder, 38 For as in the days that were and appoint him his portion with before the flood they were eating the hypocrites: there shall be and drinking, marrying and giv-weeping and gnashing of teeth. ing in marriage, until the day that CHĂP. XXV. Noe entered into the ark,

Parable of the ten virgins. 39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; heaven be likened unto ten so shall also the coming of the virgins, which took their lamps, Son of man be.

and went forth to ineet the bride40 Then shall two be in the groom. field; the one shall be taken, and 2 And five of them were wise, the other left.

and five were foolish. 41 Two women shall be grind- 3 They that were foolish took ing at the mill; the one shall be their lamps, and took no oil with taken, and the other left.

them : 42 T Watch, therefore; for ye 4 But the wise took oil in their know not what hour your Lord vessels with their lamps. doth come.

5 While the bridegroom tarri43 But know this, that if the ed, they all slumbered and slept. good man of the house had known 6 And at midnight there was a in what watch the thief would cry made, Behold, the bridecome, he would have watched, groom cometh; go ye out to meet and would not have suffered his him. house to be broken up.

Then all those virgins arose, 44. Therefore ye be also ready: and trimmed their lamps. for in such an hour as ye think 8 And the foolish said unto the not, the Son of man cometh. wise, Give us of your oil; for

45 Who then is a faithful and our lamps are gone out. wise servant, whom his lord 9 But the wise answered, sayhath made ruler over his house-ling, Not so: lest there be not hold, to give them meat in due enough for us and you: but go season?

ye rather to them that sell, and 46 Blessed is that servant, buy for yourselves. whom his lord, when he cometh, io And while they went to buy, shall find so doing.

the bridegroom came; and they 47 Verily I say unto you, that that were ready went in with him he shall make him ruler over all to the marriage: and the door was his goods.

shut. 48 But and if that evil servant 11 Afterward came also the

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