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way of God in truth, and carest | riage; but are as the angels (of for no one: for thou regardest God,] in heaven. not the person of men. 17 Tell 31“ But concerning the reus, therefore, what thinkest surrection of the dead, Have ye thou? Is it lawful to give tri- not read that which God spake bute to Cesar, or not?” 18 But to you, saying, I am the God Jesus perceiving their mali- of Abraham, and the God of ciousness, said, “Hypocrites! Isaac, and the God of Jacob?' Why do ye try me? 19 Show God is not a God of the dead, me the tribute-money.” And but of the living." 33 And the they brought to him a denarius. / multitudes hearing this, were 20 And he said to them, amazed at his doctrine. “Whose is this image and in- 34 But the Pharisees, on scription ?” 21 They said to hearing that he had silenced the him “ Cesar's." Then said he to Sadducees, flocked about him. them, “ Render therefore the 35 Then one of them, a teachthings of Cesar, to Cesar; and er of the law, asked him a ques. the things of God, to God.” 22 tion, trying him, and saying, And hearing this, they wonder- | 36 “ Master, which is the great ed; and leaving him, they went commandment in the law ?" 37 away.

And Jesus said to him, “ Thou 23 On that day, the Saddu-shalt love the Lord thy God cees came to him, who say that with all thy heart, and with all there is no resurrection; and thy soul, and with all thy mind.' asked him, saying, “ Teacher, 38 This is the first and great Moses hath commanded, If a commandment. 29 And the man die, having no children, his second is like it; • Thou shalt brother shall marry his wife, love thy neighbour as thyself.' and raise up offspring to his 40 On these two commandbrother. 25 Now there were ments depend all the law and with us seven brethren: and the prophets." the first having married, died : 41 NOW while the Phari. and, having no offspring, left sees were gathered together, his wife to his brother. 26 In Jesus asked them, 42 saying, like manner the second also,“ What think ye of Christ? and the third, to the seven. 27 whose son is he?" They anAnd last of all, the woman died swered, “ David's.” 43 He said also. 28 At the resurrection, to them, “ How then doth Datherefore, whose wife will she vid, by the spirit, call him Lord, be of the seven ? for they all saying, 44 Jehovah said to my had her.” 29 Then Jesus an- | Lord, Sit thou on my right swering, said to them, “ Ye err, hand, till I make thine enemies not knowing the scriptures, nor thy footstool ?' 45 If David then the power of God. 30 For in call him Lord, how is he his the resurrection, they neither son ?" 46 And no one was able marry, nor are given in mar-Ito answer him a word ; nor durst any one from that day question greater damnation. 14 Alas for him any more.

you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypoCH. XXIII. 1 THEN Jesus crites.] for ye shut up the kingSpake to the multitudes, and to dom of heaven against men : for his disciples, 2 saying, “The yeneither enterin yourselves, nor Scribes and Pharisees sit in the suffer those that are entering in seat of Moses, 3 all things to enter. 15 Alas for you, therefore, whatsoever they com- Scribes and Pharisees, hypomand you sto observe), observe crites! for ye traverse sea and and do ; but do not according land to make one proselyte ; to their works : for they say, and when he becometh such, ye and do not. 4 For they bind make him twofold more a son of heavy burdens, [and hard to be Gehenna than yourselves. borne,] and lay them on the 16 “ Alas for you, ye blind shoulders of men : but they guides! who say, "Whosoever themselves will not move them shall swear by the temple, it is with their own finger. 5 And nothing; but whosoever shall all their works they do in order swear by the gold of the temto be seen by men; and they ple, he is bound by his oath.' make broad their phylacteries, 17 Ye fools, and blind! for and enlarge the borders (of their which is greater ; the gold, or garments), and love the chief the temple which sanctifieth place at feasts, and the chief the gold? 18 And, "Whososeats in the synagogues, 7 and ever shall swear by the altar, salutations in the market-places, it is nothing : but whosoever and to be called by men, Rabbi, shall swear by the gift that is [Rabbi]. 8 But be not ye called upon it, he is bound by his Rabbi : for one is your Leader; oath.' 19 Ye [fools, and] blind! and all ye are brethren. 9 And for which is greater; the gift, call not any man your Father or the altar which sanctifieth upon earth : for one is your Fa- the gift ? 20 He therefore who ther, even he that is in heaven. sweareth by the altar, sweareth 10 Nor be ye called Leaders : by it, and by all things thereon. for one is your Leader, even21 And he who sweareth by the Christ. 11 But he that is the temple, sweareth by it and greatest among you, shall be by Him who dwelleth therein. your servant. 12 And whosoever 22 And he who sweareth by shall exalt himself, shall be heaven, sweareth by the throne humbled; and whosoever shall of God, and by Him who sitteth humble himself, shall be ex- thereon. alted.

23 “ Alas for you, Scribes and 13 “ But alas for you, Scribes Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye and Pharisees, hypocrites! (for pay tithes of mint and anise ye devour widows' houses, and for and cummin, and omit the a pretence, make long prayers : weightier matters of the law, therefore ye shall receive the l justice, and humanity, and fi

delity : now these things oughts and wise men, and scribes : and ye to have done, and not to some of them ye will kill and leave the other undone. 24 Ye crucify: and some of them ye blind guides, who strain out a will scourge in your synagnat, and swallow a camel ! gogues, and persecute from city

25 “ Alas for you, scribes and to city: 35 so that upon you Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye will come all the righteous make clean the outside of the blood shed upon the earth, cup and of the dish; but within from the blood of righteous they are filled by rapine and Abel, unto the blood of Zachainjustice. 26 Thou blind Pha- riah, son of Barachiah, whom ye risee, first make clean the in- slew between the temple and side of the cup (and the dish]; the altar. 36 Verily I tell you, and then their outside also will that all these things shall come be clean

upon this generation. 27 “ Alas for you, scribes and 37 “O JERUSALEM! JerusaPharisees, hypocrites! for ye lem ! that killest the prophets, resemble whited tombs, which and stonest those that are sent outwardly indeed appear beau- unto thee, how often would I tiful, but within are full of have gathered thy children todead men's bones, and of all un- gether, as a hen gathereth her cleanness. 28 In like manner chickens under her wings; but ye also, outwardly, appear right- ye would not! 38 Behold, your eous unto men, but within are habitation shall be left by you full of hypocrisy and iniquity. desolate.* 39 For I tell you,

29 « Alas for you, scribes and Ye shall not see me hereafter, Pharisees, hypocrites ! because until ye shall say, · Blessed be ye build the tombs of the pro- he that cometh in the name of phets, and adorn the monuments the Lord.'” of the righteous; 30 and say, If Ch. XXIV. 1 AND Jesus, we had lived in the days of our on going out, departed from the fathers, we would not have been temple : and his disciples came partakers with them in the to show him the buildings of blood of the prophets.' 31 the temple. 2 And Jesus said Wherefore ye bear witness to to them, " See ve [not all yourselves, that ye are the sons these things ? Verily I tell you, of those who slew the prophets. There will not be left here, one 32 Fill ye up therefore the mea- stone upon another, which will sure of your fathers. 33 Ye ser- not be thrown down." pents! ye brood of vipers! how 3 And as he was sitting on can ye escape the punishment of the mount of Olives, the disciGehenna ? 34 Wherefore, be- ples came to him, privately, hold, I send to you prophets, saying, “ Tell us, when will

• Gr. “ your house is left to you desolate."

these things be? and what will not him that is on the house-top, be the sign of thy coming, and go down, to take any thing out of the conclusion of the age ?" of his house : 18 nor let him 4 Then Jesus answering, said that is in the field turn back to to them, “ Take heed that no take his garments. 19 But alas one deceive you. 5 For many | for them that are with child, will come in my name, saying, and for them that give suck, "I am Christ;' and will deceive in those days! 20 And pray ye many. 6 And ye will soon hear that your flight be not in winof wars and rumour's of wars : ter, nor on the sabbath. 21 For see that ye be not troubled : for, then there will be great tribulasall] these things must come to tion such as hath not been since pass, but the end is not yet. 7 the beginning of the world, to this For nation will rise against na- time; no, nor ever will be. 22 tion, and kingdom against king- And unless those days should dom; and there will be famines, be shortened, no one could be and pestilences, and earth-preserved: but because of the quakes, in many places. 8 But chosen, those days will be shortall these things are the begin- ened. ning of sorrows.

23 « Then if anyone say to 9 « Then will they deliver you, Lo! here is the Christ, or you up to affliction, and will there;' believe not. 24 For false kill you; and ye will be hated | Christs and false prophets will by all nations because of my arise, and will propose great name. 10 And then many will signs and wonders, so as to de. fall away, and will deliver up ceive, if it were possible, even one another, and will hate one the chosen. 25 Lo! I have foreanother. 11 And many false told you this. 26 Wherefore, if prophets will arise and will de- they say to you, · Behold, he is ceive many. 12 And because in the desert ;' go not forth : iniquity will be multiplied, the Behold, he is in the secret love of many will become cold: chambers ;' believe it not. 27 13 but whosoever endureth to For as the lightning cometh out the end, he shall be preserved. of the east, and shineth to the 14 And these glad tidings of west ; so (also will be the comthe reign will be preached in / ing of the Son of man. 28 (For] all the world, for a witness to wheresoever the carcaseis, there all nations; and then the end the eagles will be gathered towill come.

gether. 15 " When, therefore, ye see 29 Now, soon after the tributhe desolating abomination, spo- lation of those days, the sun will ken of by the prophet Daniel, be darkened, and the moon will standing on holy ground, (let not give her light, and the stars him who readeth consider, 16, will fall from heaven, and the then let those that are in Judea, powers of the heavens will be flee to the mountains: 17 let shaken. 30 And then will ap.

pear the sign of the Son of man, will be taken, and the other in heaven; and then will all the left. tribes of the land lament, and 42 “Watch therefore : for ye will see the Son of man coming, know not at what hour your on the clouds of heaven, with master will come. 43 But this great power and glory. 31 ye know, that if the householder And he will send his angels knew at what time of the night with a great sound of a trum- the thief would come, he would pet; and they will gather to- watch, and not suffer him to gether his chosen, from the four break into his house. 44 Wherewinds, from one end of the hea- fore, be ye also ready; for in vens to the other.

| an hour of which ye think not, . 32 « But learn a parable from the Son of man will come. the fig tree: When its branch 45 “ Who then is the faithis now tender, and putteth forth ful and wise servant, whom his leaves, ye know that summer is master hath placed over his near : 33 so likewise, when ye household, to give them food see all these things, know ye in due season? 46 Happy is that the Son of man is near, ever that servant whom his master, at the door. 34 Verily I tell on coming, shall find so employyou, This generation will not ed. 47 Verily I tell you, that pass away till all these things he will place him over all that be accomplished. 35 Heaven he hath. 48 But as to that viand earth will pass away; but cious servant, who shall say in my words cannot pass away. his heart, “My master delayeth

36 “ But of that day and his coming ;' 49 and shall behour no one knoweth ; no, not gin to strike his fellow-servants, the angels of heaven; but the and eat and drink with the Father only. 37 But as the drunken; 50 the master of that days of Noah were, so will also servant will come in a day be the coming of the Son of when he looketh not for hin, man. 38 For as in the days and in an hour of which he is [before those of the flood, they not aware; 51 and will discard were eating and drinking, mar- him, and appoint him his porrying and giving in marriage, tion with the hypocrites : there until the day when Noah en- will be weeping, and gnashing tered into the ark ; 39 and un- of teeth. derstood not, until the flood Ch. XXV. 1Then the kingcame and destroyed them all; dom of heaven will be like ten so also will be the coming of virgins, who took their lamps, the Son of man. 40 Then will, and went forth to meet the two men be in the field, the bridegroom. 2 And five of one will be taken, and the them were wise, and five foolother left. 41 Two women will ish. 3 The foolish took their be grinding at the mill; the one lamps, and took no oil with

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