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all that I have is thine. 32 Buttion than the sons of light. 9 it was right that we should be And I tell you, Make to yourjoyful and glad: for this thy selves friends of the uncertain brother was dead, and is alive riches; that, when ye fail, they again ; [and] [was lost, and may receive you into aionian is found."

habitations. Ch. XVI. 1 AND Jesus said! 10 “He that is faithful in a also to his disciples, "There very little, is faithful also in was a certain rich man that had much ; and he that is unjust in a steward ; who was accused to a very little, is unjust also in him as having wasted his estate. much. 11 If therefore ye have 2 And having called him, he been unfaithful in the uncertain said to him, "How is it that I riches, who will entrust you hear this of thee? give an ace with the true? 12 And if ye count of sthy) stewardship : for have been unfaithful in the thou canst be no longer steward.' things of another, who will give 3 Then the steward said within you even your own? himself, « What shall I do? for 13 “ No servant can serve my master taketh away from me two masters : for either he will the stewardship : I cannot dig, hate the one, and love the and I am ashamed to beg. 4 1 other; or he will hold to the am resolved what to do; that, one, and dispise the other. Ye when I am put out of the stew. cannot serve God and riches.” ardship, I may be received into 14 And the Pharisees also, their houses.

who were covetous, heard all 5“ So he called to him every these things; and they scoffed one of his master's debtors, and at him. 15 And he said to said to the first, How much them, “ Ye are they who justiowest thou to my master ? 6fy yourselves before men ; but And he said, "An hundred ves-God knoweth your hearts : for sels of oil.' And he said to him, that which is admired by men, *Receive back thy bill, and sit. is an abomination in the sight ting down quickly, write fifty.'| of God. 7 Then he said to another, 'And 16 " The law and the prohow much owest thou ?' And phets were until John : from he said, “A hundred measures that time the kingdom of God of wheat.' And he said to him, is preached, and every one Receive back thy bill, and write presseth into it. 17 But it is eighty.'

| easier for heaven and earth to 8 "And his master commend- pass away, than that one tittle ed the unjust steward, be- of the law should fail. cause he had done prudently : 18" Whosoever putteth away for the sons of this age are his wife, and marrieth another, more prudent in their genera-committeth adultery: and [who

• « He commended the prudence of the expedient; though he could not but condemn its dishonesty.” Newcome.

soever] marrieth her that is put 27 “ Then he said, I beseech away (from her husband), come thee, therefore, father, to send mitteth adultery.

him to my father's house; 28 19 “ Now there was a certain for I have five brethren ; that rich man who was clothed in he may testify to them, lest purple and fine linen, and feast- they also come into this place ed sumptuously every day : 20 of torment.' and there was a certain beggar, 29 “ Abraham said to him ; named Lazarus, that had laid " They have Moses and the at his porch, full of sores ; 21 prophets; let them hear them.' and delighting * to be fed with 30 And he said, “Nay, father the crumbs which fell from the Abraham : but if one go to rich man's table: moreover, them from the dead, they will the dogs also came and licked reform.' 31 Then Abraham his sores. .

said to him, If they hear not 22 “And it came to pass, that Moses and the prophets, neithe beggar died, and was car. ther will they be persuaded, ried by the angels into Abra- though one should arise from ham's bosomt. The rich man the dead.'" also died and was buried. 23 Ch. XVII. 1 Then he said to And in hades, he lifted up his his disciples, “ It is impossible eyes, being in torments, and be- to prevent entirely the coming held Abraham at a distance, and of offences: but alas for him Lazarus in the folds of his man- through whom they come ! 2 It tle 24 And crying out, he said, were better for him that an up• Father Abraham, have pity on per millstone were hanged me, and send Lazarus, that he about his neck, and he were may dip the tip of his finger in cast into the sea, than that he water, and cool my tongue; for I should entice to sin one of these am pained in this flame.' little ones. 3 Take heed, there.

25 « But Abraham said, "Son, fore, to yourselves. remember that thou in thy life-i "[Now] if thy brother tres. time received thy good things, pass [against thee,] rebuke and Lazarus in like manner evil him : and, if he repent, forgive things: but now he is comforted, hii. 4 And if he trespass against and thou art pained. 26 And, be: thee seven times in a day, and sides all this, between us and you seven times in a day turn again, a great gulf is fixed : so that saying, I repent;' thou shalt they who would go over from forgive him.” hence to you, are not able ; nor 5 And the apostles said to the can they pass over to us, who Lord, “ Increase our faith." would come from thence.' . 16 And the Lord said, “If ye

• Exidujesw, from & in, and Jumos the mind. “ With an Infinitive following. To be content or glad, to esteem it a great matter.” Parkhurst.

7" To recline there at a heavenly banquet. See John xiii. 25. The circumstances mentioned in ver. 23, 24, are ornaments of the parable, which are not to be understood literally." Newcome.

Tors xonWois, being plural, cannot refer to Abraham's bosom. See Parkhurst.

e had faith as a grain of mustard said, “ Were there not ten seed, ye might say to this sy- | cleansed? but where are the camore tree, Be thou rooted nine? 18 Have none returned up, and be thou planted in the to give glory to God, except sea ;” and it would obey you. this alien ?” 19 Then he said to

7 “But which of you, having him, “ Arise, depart: thy faith a servant ploughing, or feeding hath restored thee.” cattle, will immediately say to 20 NOW having been asked him on his return from the by the Pharisees, when the field, «Go, and place thyself at reign of God was to commence,

meat?' 8 and will not rather he answered them and said, ? say to him, 'Make ready where- " The reign of God is not ush

on I may sup, and gird thyself, ered in with parade; 21 Nor and serve me, whilst I eat and shall they say, lo, here! or lo, drink; and afterward thou there! for, behold the reign of mayest eat and drink p 9 Doth God is within you." he thank that servant, because 22 Then he said to the dishe did the things commanded ? ciples, « The days will come I suppose not.

| when ye shall desire to see one 10 “ So likewise ye, when ye of the days of the Son of man, shall have done all that is com- and will not behold it. 23 But manded you, say, “We are un- when they say to you, Lo, profitable servants : [for] we | here !' [or,] •Lo, there: go have done only what we ought not after them, nor follow them. to have done.""

24 For as the flash of lightning 11 And it came to pass, as shineth in an instant from one 5 Jesus journeyed to Jerusalem, he extremity under heaven, to the Twent through Samaria and Gali other, so will the Son of man

lee. 12 And as he entered into a be in his day. 25 But first he certain village, there approach. must suffer many things, and ed him ten men that were lepers, be rejected by this generation. who stood afar off: 13 and they 26 “And as it was in the days lifted up their voices, saying, of Noah, so will it be also in "Jesus, Master, have pity on the days of the Son of man. 27 us." 14 And, when he saw them, They ate, they drank, they marhe said to them, “Go, show ried wives, they were given in yourselves to the priests.” And marriage; until the day when as they were going, they were Noah entered into the ark; and cleansed.

the flood came, and destroyed 15 And one of them, seeing them all. 28 In like manner also, that he was cured, turned back, as it was in the days of Lot: with a loud voice glorifying they ate, they drank, they God; 16 and fell on his face at bought, they sold, they plantthe feet of Jesus, giving him ed, they built : 29 but on the thanks: and he was a Samari- day when Lot went out of Sotan. 17 And Jesus answering, 1 dom, it rained fire and brim

stone from heaven, and destroy-/ said, Hear what the unjust ed them all : 30 thus it will be, judge saith.' 7 And will not in the day when the Son of man God obtain justice for his cho. shall be revealed.

sen, who are crying to him day 31 « In that day, whoever and night? and will he be slow shall be on the house-top, and in their cause? 8 I tell you, he his goods in the house, let will speedily * do them justice. him not come down to take Nevertheless, when the Son of them away; and, in like man- man cometh, will he indeed ner, let not him that is in the find this faith in the land ?". field turn back. 32 Remember 9 And he spake (also] this Lot's wife. 33 Whoever shall parable, to some who trusted in seek to save his life, shall lose themselves, that they were it; and whoever shall lose his righteous, and despised others: life, shall preserve it. 34 I tell | 10 « Two men went up into you, in that night two men will the temple to pray; the one a be on one bed; one will be ta. Pharisee, and the other a pubken, and the other left. 35 Two lican. 11 The Pharisee stood . women will be grinding toge- by himself, and prayed thus : ther; one will be taken, and the God, I thank thee that I am other left.” 36 And they an- not as other men, oppressors, swering, said to him, “ Where, unjust, adulterers; or even as Master ?" and he said to them, this publican. 12 I fast twice “ Where the carcase is, there in the week; I pay tithes of all the eagles will be gathered to that I possess. gether."

13" But the publican, standing Ch. XVIII. 1 And he spake at a distance, would not even also a parable to them, to show lift up his eyes to heaven, but that they ought to pray continu. smote upon his breast, saying, ally, and not to be weary: 2 say “God he merciful to me a sining, "In a certain city there ner.' 14 I tell you, This man was a judge, who feared not went down to his houset justifiGod, nor regarded man : 3 and ed, rather than that: for every there was a widow in that city ; one that exalteth himself shall who came to him, saying, Ob- be humbled ; and he that humtain justice for me from mine bleth himself shall be exalted." adversary. 4 And he would 15 AND some brought to him not for a time: but afterward infants also, that he might he said within himself, . Though I touch them : but the disciples I fear not God, nor regard man; seeing it, rebuked them. 16 5 yet, because this widow trou. But Jesus calling them to him, bleth me, I will do her justice; said, “ Suffer the little children lest by her continual coming to come to me, and forbid them ! she weary me.' 6 And the Lord not; for of such is the kingdom

• « By the destruction which the Romans will bring on the Jewish nation, before the presen race of men passes away. The beginning of this chapter is therefore connected with the close of the foregoing.” Newcome. ti. e. from the temple

of God. 17 Verily I tell you, I tell you, there is no one that Whosoever shall not receive hath left house, or parents, or the kingdom of God as a little brethren, or wife, or children, child, he can by no means en- for the sake of the kingdom of ter therein."

God, 30 who shall not receive 18 And a certain ruler asked much more in this present time; him, saying, “Good Master, and in the coming age aionian what shall I do to inherit aio- | life.” pian life?" 19 and Jesus said 31 Then he assembled the to him, “ Why callest thou me twelve; and said to them, good ? there is none good, but “ Behold we are going up to one, that is God. 20 Thou Jerusalem, and all things that knowest the commandments, are written by the prophets will ! Do not commit adultery: Do be accomplished in the Son of no murder: Do not steal: Do I man. 32 For he will be deliver. not bear false witness : Honoured up to the Gentiles, and de. thy father and [thy.] mother.'” rided, and will be shamefully 21 And he said, “ All these treated, and spit on : 33 and he things, I have kept from my will be scourged and killed; but youth.”

the third day he will be raised 22 And Jesus hearing these from the dead." 34 And they words, said to him, “ Still thou understood none of these things: needest one thing: sell all that and this matter was hidden from thou hast, and distribute to the them, and they knew not the poor; and thou shalt have things which were spoken. treasure in heaven: and come, 35 NOW it came to pass, follow me.” 23 But on his hear- that, as he drew near to Jeri. ing this, he was much grieved: cho, a certain blind man sat by for he was very rich.

the way-side begging; 36 and 24 And Jesus perceiving that hearing the crowd passing by, he was much grieved, said, he enquired what it meant. 37 6 With what difficulty will | And they told him, that Jesus those that have riches enter of Nazareth was going by. 38 into the kingdom of God! 25 And he cried out, saying, “ Je. It is easier for a camel to pass sus, thou son of David, have

through the eye of a needle, pity on me." 39 And those who ty than for a rich man to enter in- went before rebuked him, that

to the kingdom of God.” 26 he might keep silence : but he And those that heard it said, called out much more, " Thou

Who then can be saved ?" son of David, have pity on me." 27 But he said, “ The things 40 Then Jesus stood still, which are impossible with men, and commanded the man to be are possible with God.” brought to him: and, when he

28 Then Peter said, “Lo, we was nigh, he asked him, 41 sayhave left all, and followed thee.”ing, “ What desirest thou that 29 And he said to them, “Verily I should do for thee?” And

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