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and it shall be opened to you. I demons, then indeed the reign 10 For whosoever asketh, re of God hath overtaken you. ceiveth; and he that seeketh, 21 " When the strong one, findeth ; and to him that knock- armed, guardeth his palace, his eth, it shall be opened.
goods are in peace : 22 but if a 11 “Now if a son shall ask
stronger than he attack and bread from any of you that is a
overcome him, he will strip him father, will he give him a stone?
of all his armour, in which he or if also, he shall ask a fish,
trusted, and dispose of his spoils. will he for a fish give him a ser
23 He who is not for me, is
against me: and he who gapent? 12 or if also he shall ask
thereth not with me, scattereth. an egg, will he give him a scor
24 « When the impure spirit pion ? 13 If ye therefore, bad as ye are, know how to give good
is gone out of a man, he pass
eth through dry places, seekthings to your children, how much more will your heavenly
ing rest; and, finding none, he
saith, Father give a holy spirit to
I will return to my
house whence I came out. 25 those that ask him ?”
And having come, he findeth it 14 And he was casting out a swept and set in order. 26 demon, and it was dumb. And Whereupon he goeth and bringit came to pass, when the de- eth seven other spirits, more mon was gone out, that the evil than himself; and they endumb spake : and the multi- ter in, and dwell there : and tudes wondered. 15 But some the latter state of that man beof them said, “ He casteth outcometh worse than the first."* demons through Beelzebub, 27 And it came to pass, as he prince of the demons.” 16 (And spake these things, that a cerothers trying him, sought of him tain woman, from amidst the a sign from heaven.) 17 But he, crowd, raising her voice, said to knowing their thoughts, said to him, “ Happy the womb which them, “Every kingdom divided bare thee, and the breasts which against itself, is brought to de. have nourished thee." 28 But he solation; and house after house said, “Yea, rather, happy they, falleth. 18 Now if the adversary who hear the word of God and also be divided against himself, I obey it." how can his kingdom stand? 29 Now the crowds being for ye say that I cast out de collected in a body, he began mons by Beelzebub. 19 But to say, “ This is an evil geneif I by Beelzebub cast out de- ration: it demandeth a sign; mons, by whom do your sons, and a sign shall not be given cast them out ? Wherefore they it, except the sign of Jonah. shall be your judges. 20 But if 30 For as Jonah was a sign to I by the finger of God cast out the Ninevites, so will the Son
• A relapse into vice, like a relapse into insanity, renders the case more hopeless than before.
of man also, be to this genera-, outside of the cup and of the tion.
dish; but the inside of you is 31 “ The queen of the south full of rapine and maliciouscountry will rise in the judgness. 40 Unthinking men ! did ment against the men of this not he who made the outside, generation, and will condemn make the inside also ? 41 Only them: for she came from the give in alms what ye have; ends of the earth to hear the and, behold, all things are wisdom of Solomon; and, be- clean unto you. hold, a greater than Solomon 42 “ But alas for you, Phari. is here.
sees! for ye pay tithe of mint 32 “ The men of Nineveh will and rue and every herb, and stand up in the judgment a- neglect justice and the love gainst this generation, and will of God: now these ye ought to condemn it; for they repented have done, and not to leave the at the preaching of Jonah; and, other undone. 13 Alas for you, behold, a greater than Jonah is Pharisees ! for ye love the chief here.
seats in the synagogues, and sa33 “ Now no one, having light- lutations in the market-places. ed a lamp, putteth it in a secret 44 Alas for you ! for ye are like place, or under a measure, but concealed tombs, which men on a light-stand; that those walk over without knowing it." who come in may see the light. 45 Then one of the teachers 34 The lamp of the body is the of the law answering, said to eye; when [therefore] thine him, “ Master, thus saying, eye is clear, thy whole body al- thou reproachest us also.” 46 so is enlightened; but when And he said, “ Alas for you, thine eye is dim, thy body also lawyers also! because ye lade is in darkness. 35 Take heed men with intolerable burdens, therefore, that the light which and ye yourselves touch not is in thee be not darkness. 36 the burdens with one of your If thy whole body therefore be fingers. 47 Alas for you! be. enlightened, having no part cause ye build the tombs of the dark, the whole will be 80 en-prophets, and your fathers killlightened, as when a lamp en-ed them. 48 Ye therefore bear lighteneth thee by its bright witness that ye consent to the ness."
| deeds of your fathers : for they 37 And as he spake, a certain indeed killed them, and ye Pharisee besought him to dine build [their tombs.] with him: and going in, he 49 « Wherefore also the wisplaced himself at table. 38 And dom of God hath said, 'I will the Pharisee was surprised to send unto them prophets and observe, that he had not first apostles; and some of them they washed before dinner. 39 Then will kill, and other, they will the Lord said to him, “ Now persecute: 50 so that the blood ye Pharisees make clean thel of all the prophets which hath
been shed from the foundation power to cast into Gehenna; of the world, will be required yes, I tell you, Fear him. 6 Are of this generation : 51 from not five sparrows sold for twothe blood of Abel to the blood pence? and yet not one of them of Zachariah, who perished be- is forgotten before God: 7 but tween the altar and the temple :' even the hairs of your head are yes, I tell you, it will be re-all numbered. Fear not therequired of this generation. fore : ye are of more value than
52 “Alas for you, lawyers! for many sparrows. ye have taken away the key of 8“ Moreover I say to you, knowledge: ye yourselves have Whosoever shall acknowledge not entered in, and those who me before men, him the Son of were entering in ye have hin- man also, will acknowledge bedered.”
fore the angels of God. 9 But 53 And while he said these he who denieth me before men, things to them, the scribes and shall be denied in the presence the Pharisees began to be great- of the angels of God. 10 And ly incensed, and to provoke him whosoever shall speak a word to speak of many things; 54 | against the Son of man, it will [laying wait for him and seek- be forgiven him ; but to him ing] to catch something out of who sblasphemeth] against the his mouth, (that they might ac- holy spirit, it will not be forcuse him.]
given. Ch. XII. I IN the mean time, 11 “And when ye are brought when myriads of the multitude to synagogues, and to principawere gathered together, so that lities and powers, take no anxthey trod upon one another, he ious thought how or what ye began to say to his disciples, shall speak in defence, or what “ Above all things, beware of ye shall say : 12 for the holy the leaven of the Pharisees spirit shall teach you, in that which is hypocrisy, 2 For there hour, what ye ought to say.” is nothing covered, which shall! 13 And one of the multitude not be revealed; or hidden, said to him, “ Master, speak to which shall not be known. my brother, that he divide our
3 “ Because that which ye inheritance with me.” 14 And have spoken in the dark, shall Jesus said to him, “ Man, who be heard in the light; and that made me a judge or a divider which ye have whispered in over you ?" 15 And he said to closets, shall be proclaimed up-them, “ Take heed and beware on the house-tops.
of covetousness: for a man's 4.“And I charge you, my life consisteth not in the abunfriends, Fear not them who kill dance of the things which any the body, and after that can do one possesseth.” 16 And he no more. 5 But I will warn you spake a parable to them, saying, whom ye shall fear: Fear him " There was a certain rich man, who, after he hath killed, hath ) whose ground brought forth plentifully: 17 and he thought, Not even Solomon in all his within himself, saying, 'What glory was arrayed like one of shall I do, because I have no these. 28 But if God so clothe place where I can store my the herb, which to-day is in the crops ?' 18 Then he said, "Il field, and to-morrow is cast inwill do this : I will take down to the furnace; how much more my barns, and build greater; will he clothe you, O ye of little and there I will store all my faith ? 29 Wherefore, be ye not produce and my goods. 19 And anxiously inquisitive about what I will say to my soul,* Soul, ve shall eat, or what ye shall thou hast many goods laid up drink; neither be ye in agitated for many years ; take thine ease, suspense. 30 For after all these eat, drink, and be merry.' 20 things the nations of the world But God said to him, - Thou seek; and your Father knoweth inconsiderate man, this night that ye have need of these thy soul is required of thee : things. 31 But seek ye the kingwhose then will the things be dom of God; and (all] these which thou hast provided ?' 21 things shall be added to you. So is he, who layeth up treasure
32 “ Fear not, little flock: for for himself, and is not rich to- |
it hath pleased your Father to wards God.”
22 Then he said to his disci. give you the kingdom. 33 Sell ples, “ Therefore I charge you,
your possessions, and give alms: Take no anxious thought for
provide for yourselves bags
.. which do not wear out, an in[your life, what ye shall eat : nor for the body, with what ye
exhaustible treasure, in the
heavens, which faileth not, shall be clothed. 23 The life is
where no thief approacheth, a greater gift than food; and the body, than clothing. 24 Ob
nor moth consumeth. 34 For serve the ravens, that they nei-1
where your treasure is, there ther sow nor reap; which have a
ve also will be your heart. neither store-house, nor barn ; 35 « Let your loins be girdand yet God feedeth them. ed about, and your lamps burnHow much better are ye than ing; 36 and yourselves like men the fowls?
who are looking for their mas25 “ Now which of you, by ter, when he shall return from taking anxious thought, can add the marriage; that, when he one cubit to his stature ? 26 if cometh and knocketh, they may therefore ye be not able to do open to him immediately. 37 even that which is least, why Happy are those servants, whom take ye anxious thought for the their master, when he cometh, rest? 27 Observe how the li. shall find watching: verily I lies grow: they neither labour tell you, that he will gird himnor spin; and yet I tell you, I self and will make them place
* A part here is taken for the whole; In tuxn pou the soul of me, or my soul, is the same as
myself. The same word is rendered life in verse 22 and 23.
themselves at meat, and will, cording to his will, shall be come and serve them.
beaten with many stripes : 48 38 “And if he shall come in but he who knew it not, and the second watch, or come in committed things worthy of the third watch, and find them stripes, shall be beaten with doing thus; happy are those few. For much will be required [servants 7.39 Now ye know this, of every one to whom much is that if the master of the house given; and the more a man is knew at what hour the thief entrusted with, the more will would come, he would watch, be exacted from him. and not allow him to break into 49 “ I came to send fire on his house. 40 Wherefore be ye the earth; and what do I dealso prepared; because at an sire ? O that it were already hour when ye are not aware, the kindled! 50 I have also a bapSon of man will come.”
tism to be baptized with : and 41 Then Peter said to him, / how am I straitened till it be “Master, dost thou speak this accomplished ! 51 suppose ye parable to us alone, or to all that I came to spread peace on present ?" 42 Whereupon the earth? I tell you, No; but raLord said, “Who then is that ther division. 52 For hencefaithful and wise steward, whom forth five in one house will be his master will place over his divided, three against two, and household to give them their two against three. 53 Father portion of food in due season? will be divided against son, and 43 Happy is that servant, whom son against father ; mother his master, when he cometh, against daughter, and daughter shall find doing thus. 44 In against mother; mother-in-law truth I tell you, that he will against her daughter-in-law, place him over all that he and daughter-in-law against hath.
her mother-in-law.” 45 6 But as to that servant 54 And he said also to the who shall say in his heart, My multitudes : “ When ye see a master delayeth his coming;' cloud rising out of the west, and shall begin to strike the immediately ye say, "There men-servants, and the maid-ser-cometh a shower ;' and so it vants, and to eat and drink and happeneth : 55 and when ye see be drunken; 46 the master of the south wind blow, ye say, that servant will come in a day. There will be heat ;' and it when he looketh not for him, happeneth. 56 Ye hypocrites, and in an hour of which he is ' ye can discern the appearance not aware; and having dis- of the earth and of the sky: but carded him, will appoint him how is it that ye do not discern his portion with the unfaithful. this time? 57 And why even of
47 " And that servant, who yourselves judge ye not what knew his master's will, and pre- is right? 58 For when thou pared not himself, nor did ac- goest with thine opponent to 12
the magistrate, endeavour to