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and will give the vineyard to others.” And hearing it, they said, “Be this far from us.” 17 But looking on them, he said, “What then is this which is written, ‘The stone which the builders rejected, is become the head of the corner o’ 18 Whosoever falleth on that stone will be broken to pieces : but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.” 19 And in that very hour, the chief-priests and scribes sought to lay hands on him, but feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them. 20 AND they watched him, and sent spies who feigned themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his words, to deliver him up to the power and authority of the governor. 21 And they asked him, saying, “Teacher, we know that thou speakest and teachest rightly, and respectest not persons, but teachest the way of God in truth : 22 Is it lawful for us to give tribute to Cesar, or not * 23 But perceiving their craftiness, he said to them, [“Why do you try me?] 24 Show me a denarius. Whose image and inscription hath it?” And they answering, said, “ Cesar’s.” 25 Then he said to them, “Render therefore the things of Cesar, to CeSar; and the things of God, to God.” 26 And they could not take hold of his words before the people : and wondering at his answer, they kept silence.

27 Then some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is any resurrection, came to him ; and they asked him, 28 saying, “Teacher, Moses hath written to us, “If any man’s brother die, having a wife, and he die childless; that his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring to his brother.” 29 Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and died childless. 30 And the second took the same wife; and he died childless. 31 And the third took her; and in like manner the seven also left no children, and died. 32 [..And last [of all,) the woman die also. 33. In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of them will she be 2 for she had been the wife of the seven.”

34 And Jesus answering,

said to them, “The sons of this age marry, and are given in marriage: 35 but those who shall be accounted worthy to obtain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage: 36 nor indeed can they die any more : for they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

37 “ Now that the dead are raised, even Moses showed at the bush, by calling the Lord, the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. 38 Now he is not a God of the dead, but of the living : for all live to him.”

39 Then some of the scribes answering, said, “Teacher, thou hast spoken well.” 40 And af. ter that, they durst not ask him any further question. 41 Then he said to them, “How do they say that Christ His] the Son of David 42 and yet David himself saith in the book of psalms, “Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, 43 till I make thine enemies thy footstool.” 44 David therefore calleth him Lord: how is he then his son 2° 45 Then, in the hearing of all the people, he said to his disciples, 46 “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: 47 who devour the substance of widows; and for a show, make long prayers: these will receive a heavier condemnation.” CH. XXI. 1 AND looking, he saw the rich casting their gifts into the treasury. 2 And he saw a certain poor widow [also, casting in thither, two mites. 3 And he said, “I tell you truly, that this poor widow hath cast in more than all. 4 For all these, from their abundance, have cast in unto the of. ferings of God : but she, from her penury, hath cast in all the substance which she had.” 5 AND as some spake of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones, and gifts, he said, 6 “As for these things which ye behold, the days will come in which there will not

"“For all live to him, who regards the future resurrection as if it were present. Who calleth

be left one stone upon another, which will not be thrown down.” 7 And they asked him, saying, “Teacher, but when will these things be 2 and what will be the sign when these things are about to be accomplished ” 8 And he said, “Take heed that ye be not deceived : for many will come in my name, saying, “I am the Christ ; and the time approacheth:’ go not therefore after them. 9 And when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified : for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not immediately.” 10 Then he said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom : 11 and there will be great earthquakes in many places, and famines, and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven. 12 “But previous to all these things men will lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and into prisons; being brought before kings and rulers, on account of my name. 13 And this will befall you, for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate, before, what defence ye shall make. 15 For I will give you utterance and wisdom, which all your adversaries will not be able to gainsay or resist. 16 And ye will be delivered up, both by parents, and brethren, and kindred, and friends t and

Rom. iv. 17. See Beza. Grotius and Bishop

those things that are not, as though they were.

Pearce. So, Rom. vi. 11 : to God signifies, in the counsel and purpose of God.” Newcome.

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some of you they will cause to be put to death. 17 And ye will be hated by all men, because of my name. 18 And yet a hair of your head shall not perish. 19 By perseverance will ye preserve your lives. 20 “And when ye shall see Jerusalem surrounded with armies, then know that its desolation approacheth. 21 Then let those that are in Judea flee to the mountains; and let those that are within the city depart out; and let not those that are in the country places enter therein. 22 For these are the days of vengeance; that all things which are written may be fulfilled. 23 But alas for them that are with child, and for them that give suck in those days for there will be great distress in the land, and anger upon this people. 24 And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and will be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem will be trodden down by the gentiles, until the times of the gentiles be fulfilled. 25 “And there will be signs in the sun, and moon, and stars ; and upon the earth, distress of nations, with perplexity ; the sea and the waves roaring ; 26 men’s hearts failing them, for fear and expectation of those things which are coming on the earth; for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 And then they will see the Son of man coming on a cloud with great power and glory. 28 “And when these things begin to be accomplished, look up and raise your heads: for

your redemption approacheth.” 29 And he spake to them a parable: “Behold the fig-tree, and all the trees: 30 when they now shoot forth, ye see them, and know of yourselves that now the summer is near. 31 So likewise, when ye see these things accomplishing, know ye that the reign of God is near. 32 Verily I tell you, This generation will not pass away till all be accomplished. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away; but my words cannot pass away. 34 “But take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be oppressed by excess, and drunkenness, and the anxious cares of this life, and that day come upon you unawares. 35 For as a snare it will come upon all those who dwell on the face of the whole land. 36 Watch ye therefore, and pray continually, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things, which will soon come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.” 37 AND in the day time, he was teaching in the temple; and at night, he went out of the city, and abode in the mount which is called the mount of Olives. 38 And early in the morning all the people came to him in the temple,to hear him.

CH XXII. 1 Now the feast of unleavened bread, which is called the passover, drew near. 2 And the chief-priests and the scribes sought how they might safely destroy him: for they feared the people.

3 Then an adversary” entered into Judas surnamed Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. 4 And he went and communed with the chief. priests and the officers, how he might deliver him up to them. 5 And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. 6 And he promised, and sought for a convenient opportunity to deliver him up to them, in the absence of the multitude.

7 THEN came the day of unleavened bread, on which the passover was to be killed. 8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, “ Go, and prepare for us the passover, that we may eat it.” 9 And they said to him, “Where wilt thou that we prepare it 10 And he said to them, “Lo, on your entering into the city, a man will meet you, carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where he goeth in. 11 And ye shall say to the master of the house, “ The Teacher saith to thee, Where is the guest-chamber, in which I may eat the passover with my disciples’ 12 And he will show you a large upper room, furnished : there make ready.” 13 And they went, and found as he had told them : and they made ready the passover.

14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. 15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this

| passover with you before I suffer: 16 for I tell you, I shall not any more eat of it, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God.” 17 And taking a cup, he gave thanks, and said, “Take this, and divide it among yourselves: 18 for I tell you, that I shall not drink again of the fruit of the vine, until the reign of God be come.” 19 And he took bread, and having given thanks, he brake, and gave to them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you : do this in remembrance of me.” 20 In like manner he took the cup also, when he had supped; saying, “This cup is the new covenant, through my blood which is poured out for you. 21 “Yet, behold, the hand of him who delivereth me up is with me on the table. 22 And indeed the Son of man is going, as it hath been determined; but alas for that man by whom he is delivered up !” 23 Then they began to inquire among themselves, which of them was about to do this thing. 24 NOW there had been a contention also among them, which of them should be accounted the greatest. 25 And he said to them, “The kings of the nations use dominion over them ; and they that exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 26 But ye must not do thus: but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the smaller; and he that is chief, as he that serveth. 27 For which is greater; he that is at table, or he that serveth 2 is not he that is at table : But I am among you as he that serveth. 28 Now ye are they that have continued with me in my trials. 29 And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me; 30 that ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” 31 AND the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, behold, the adversary hath sought you," that he may sift you like wheat:f 32 but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith may not quite fail; and when thou hast recovered thyself, strengthen thy brethren.” 33 And Peter said to him, “Master, I am ready to go with thee, both into prison and to death.” 34 And he said, “I tell thee, Peter, the cock will not crow ; this day, before thou hast thrice denied that thou knowest me.” 35 And he said to them, “When I sent you without purse, and bag, and sandals, wanted ye any thing *** And

* Gr.—satan, i. e. an evil disposition, a covetous spirit; by which he expected to defraud the priests and enemies of Jesus of a sum of money, by delivering his master into their hands; who, he thought, no doubt, would easily escape from them. See the note on Luke xiii. 16.

they said, “Nothing.” 36 Then

he said to them, “But now he that hath a purse, let him take it 5 and in like manner his bag : and he that hath no sword, let him sell his mantle, and buy one. 37 For I tell you, that this portion of scripture, “And he was reckoned among the transgressors,” must [yet] be accomplished in me: for the things concerning me will soon have an end.” 38 And they said “Master, behold, here are two swords.” And he said to them, “It is enough.” 39 AND he came out, and went, as his custom was, to the mount of Olives; and his disciples also followed him. 40 And coming to the place, he said to them, “Pray that ye enter not into temptation.” 41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and kneeling down, he prayed, 42 saying, “Father, O that thou wouldst take away this cup from me ! nevertheless, not my will, but thine, be done.” 43 And there affleared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. 44 And, being in an agony, he firayed more earnestly; and his sweat was as it were great drofls of blood falling down to the ground. § 45 And having arisen from

* In allusion to the history of Job, e. i. 9–19.

t agitate you violently by severe trials. Newcome. As the account in Job is to be understood allegorically, and not literally, so likewise is this. # i.e. “the trumpet of the third watch will not sound,” etc. “It is well known that no cocks were allowed to remain in Jerusalem during the passover feast. The Romans, who had a strong ard in the castle of Antonia, which overlooked the temple, divided the night into four watches, ginning at six, nine, twelve, and three. Mark xiii. 35, alludes to this division of time. The two last watches were both called cock-crowings. The Romans relieved guard at each watch by sound of trumpet: the trumpet of the third watch was called the first, and that of the fourth e second cock. And when it was said the cock crew, the meaning is, that the trumpet of the third watch sounded; which always happened at midnight.” See Theological Repository, vol. vi. p. 105. § “These verses are wanting in the Vatican, the Alexandrian, and other manuscripts; and are marked as doubtful in some in which they are inserted.” Im. Wer. note.

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