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them : 4 but the wise took oil, 18 But he that had received in their vessels, besides their the one, went and digged a hole lamps. 5 And, while the bride in the ground, and hid his masgroom tarried, they all slum-ter's money. bered and slept. 6 And at mid 19 “Now after a long time the night there was a cry, Behold! master of those servants came, the bridegroom [cometh]: go and reckoned with them. ve forth to meet him.'

20 “ Then he that had receive 7 “ Then all those virginsed the five talents, coming, rose, and trimmed their lamps. brought other five talents, say8 And the foolish said to the ing, “Sir, thou deliveredst to wise, 'Give us of your oil : me five talents : see, I have for our lamps are going out.' gained (besides them) five other 9 But the wise answered, say- | talents.' 21. His master said ing, Lest there be not enough to him, “Well done, good and for us and you, go rather to faithful servant : thou hast been those who sell, and buy for faithful over a few things, I yourselves.' 10 And, while will place thee over many they went to buy, the bride things: enter into the joy of groom came : and those who thy master.' wcre ready went in with him to 22 6. Then he also that shad the marriage-feast; and the received] the two talents, comdoor was shut. 11 And after-ling, said, Sir thou deliveredst wards came also the other vir- unto me two talents : see, I gins, saying, "Master, master, have gained (besides them]two open for us.' 12 But he answer. I other talents. 23 His master ing, said, “Verily I tell you, I said to him, “Well done, good know you not.'

and faithful servant : thou hast 13 “ Watch therefore, for ye been faithful over a few things, know not the day nor the hour, I will place thee over many wherein the Son of man cometh. things : enter into the joy of 14 For he is like a man who, in- | thy master.' tending to travel, called his ser- 24 " Then he that had receivvants, and delivered to themed the one talent, coming, said, his effects : 15 and to one in- 'Sir, I know that thou art a deed he gave five talents, and hard man, reaping where thou to another two, and to another hast not sown, and gathering one; to every man according where thou hast not scattered : to his ability; and immediately | 25 and being afraid, I went and set out on his journey, 16 hid thy talent in the ground : Then he that had received the see, thou hast what is thine.'” five talents, went and traded 26" Then his master answerwith them, and gained other ing, said to him, “Malignant and five stalents). 17 And in like slothful servant! Didst thou know manner he that had received the that I reap where I have not two, [he also] gained other two sown, and gather where I have not scattered ? 27 Thou ought when did we see thee hungry, est therefore to have put my and fed thee? or thirsty, and money to the exchangers; and gave thee drink? 38 And when then, at my coming, I should did we see thee a stranger, and have received mine own with lodged thee? or naked and interest. 28 Take ye therefore clothed thee? 39 And when the talent from him, and give did we see thee sick, or in priit to him that hath the ten tal- son, and came to thee I 40 And ents., 29 For to every one that the king will reply to them, improveth, more shall be given, Verily I tell you, Inasmuch and he shall abound: but from as ye did it to one of the least him that improveth not, even of these my brethren, ye did it that which he hath shall be ta- to me. ken away. 30 And cast the 41 “ Then he will say also unprofitable servant into the to them on the left hand, Deouter darkness : there will be part from me, ye cursed, into weeping and gnashing of teeth.'| the aionian fire, prepared for - 31“ SO when the Son of man the impostor and his emissashall come in his glory, and all ries. 42 For I was hungry, the angels with him, then he and ye gave me no food : I was will sit upon the throne of his thirsty, and ye gave me no glory : 32 and before him will drink: 43 I was a stranger, and be gathered all nations : and he ye lodged me not: naked and ye will separate them one from clothed me not : sick, ard in another, as a shepherd separa- prison, and ye visited me not.' teth the sheep from the goats :| 44“Then they also will answer, 33 and he will set the sheep on saying, 'Lord, when did we see his right hand, and the goats on thee hungry, or thirsty, or a his left.

stranger, or naked, or sick, or 34 " Then the king will say in prison, and did not minister to them on his right hand, to thee ?' 45 Then he will an

Come, ye blessed of my Fa- swer them, saying, Verily I ther, inherit the kingdom pre tell you, Inasmuch as ye did it pared for you from the foun- not to one of the least of these, dation of the world. 35 For I ye did it not to me. 46 And was hungry, and ye gave me these shall go away into aiofood : I was thirsty, and ye gave nian punishment *: but the me drink : I was a stranger, and righteous into aionian life.” ye lodged me: 36 I was na- Ch. XXVI. 1 AND it caine ked, and ye clothed me: I was to pass, when Jesus had ended sick, and ye visited me: I was all these words, that he said to in prison and ye came to me. This disciples, .2" Ye know that

37 “ Then the righteous will after two days will be the passanswer him, saying, “Lord, over : and then the Son of man

* The word hcre rendered punishment, properly signifies correction inflicted for the ben nefit of the offender. The word aionian is explained in the preface : which see.

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will be delivered up to be cruci- the chief-priests, 15 and said,

• What are ye willing to give 3 Then the chief-priests, (and me, and I will deliver him up the scribes,] and the elders of to you ?” And they weighed to the people, assembled together him thirty pieces of silver. 16in the palace of the high-priest, And from that time he sought who was called Caiaphas; 4 for a convenient opportunity to and consulted how they might deliver him up. apprehend Jesus by craft, and 17 NOW on the first day of unkill him. 5 But they said, “Not leavened bread, the disciples during the feast, lest there became to Jesus, saying to him, a disturbance among the peo- “ Where wilt thou that we pre

pare for thee, to eat the pass6 NOW Jesus being in Be- over? 18 And he said, “ Go into thany, in the house of Simon the city to such a man, and say the leper, 7 a woman came to to him, · The Master saith, My him, having an alabaster-box of time is near ; I will keep the most precious ointment, and passover at thy house, with my poured it out on his head as he disciples.'" 19 And the disci. was at table. 8 But [his] disci- ples did as Jesus had commandples seeing it, said, with indig- ed them : and they made ready nation, “ Why is this waste ? | the passover. 9 For this ointment might have 20 Now in the evening, he been sold for much, and given placed himself at table with the to the poor." 10 And Jesus | Twelve. 21 And as they were knowing this, said to them, eating, he said “Verily I tell " Why trouble ye the woman ? you, that one of you will deliver for she hath done a good deed me up.” 22 And they were very to me. 11 For ye have the poor sorrowful ; and began every one with you always ; but me yel of them to say to him, “ Mashave not always. 12 For she ter, is it I ?" 23 And he answerhath poured this ointment oning, said, “ He who dippeth his my body, to embalm me. 13 hand with me in the dish, even Verily I tell you, Wheresoever he will deliver me up. 24 'The this gospel shall be preached in Son of man goeth indeed, as it the whole world, this also which is written of him : but alas for she hath done shall be spoken that man by whom the Son of of, for a memorial of her.", man is delivered up! good were

14 Then one of the twelve, it for that man if he were not called Judas Iscariot, went to born."* 25 Then Judas, who

* The text is ambiguous. It is literally, “Good were it for him, if that man were not born." It will admit of the following constructions, “ Good were it for him (the Son ofman) if that man (the traitor) were not born." Or, “ Good were it for him, (the traitor) if that man (the Son of man) were not born.” Or, (what is more probably the true sense) “Good were it for him, (the traitor) if that man, (the traitor) were not born." Or, lastly, (which is nearly the same in sense) * Good were it for him. (the traitor) if he were not born that man." But, “ Good were it for that man (the traitor) if he had never been born,” (that is, never existed) is a construction that the words will not possibly bear.

delivered him up, interrogating, mané, and said to the disciples, said, “ Master, is it I ?” he said " Sit ye here, while I go and to him,“ Thou hast said it.” pray yonder.” 37 And taking

26 And as they were eating, with him Peter, and the two sons Jesus taking a loaf, and blessing of Zebedee, he began to be sorGod,* he brake, and gave it to rowful, and full of anguish. 38 the disciples, and said, “ Take, / Then said Jesus to them, “ My eat; this is my body.” 27 And he soul is very sorrowful, even untook the cup, and having given to death : remain here, and thanks, gave it to them, saying, watch with me." 39 And going “ Drink ye, all, out of it: 28 forward a little, he fell on his for this is my blood of the new | face, and prayed, saying, “() covenant, which is shed for my Father, if it be possible, let many, for the remission of sins. this cup pass away from me: 29 And I tell you, that I shall nevertheless not as I will, but not drink, henceforth, of this as thou wilt." 40 And he came produce of the vine, until that to the disciples and found them day when I drink it anew with asleep; and said to Peter, “ So you, in my Father's kingdom." Then, were ye not able to watch

30 AND having recited a with me one hour? 41 Watch hymn, they went out to the ye, and pray; that ye enter mount of Olives.

not into temptation. The spirit 3) I hen Jesus said to them, indeed is willing, but the flesh "All ye will be offended because is weak." 42 He went away of me this night: for it is written, again a second time, and pray'I will smite the Shepherd, and ed, saying, “O my Father, if the sheep of the ftock will be this [cup] cannot pass away scattered abroad.' 32 But, after from me, except i drink it, I am risen, I will go before you thy will be done." 43 And reinto Galilee.” 33 Then Peter turning he found them asleep answering said to him, “Though again : for their eyes were all should be offended because heavy. 44 And leaving them, of thee, I will never be of he went away again, and prayfended.” 34 Jesus said to him, ed sa third time] saying the " Verily I tell thee, that on the same words. 45 Then he this night, before the cock came to his disciples, and said crow, thou wilt disown me to them, " Are ye still asleep, thrice.” 35 Peter said to him, and taking rest? Behold! the “Though I should even die hour approacheth; and the Son with thee, I will in no wise of man must be delivered up disown thee." In ike manner into the hands of sinners. 46 also, said all the disciples. Arise, let us go: lo! he who

36 Then Jesus went with delivereth me up is near." them to a place called Gethse- 47 AND while he was yet

• Some good copies read sura PLOTNOas having given thanks, in this verse as well as in ver. 27.

speaking, behold! Judas, one, scribes and the elders assemof the twelve, came; and with bled. 58 But Peter followed him a great multitude, with him, at a distance, to the paswords and clubs, from the lace of the high-priest ; and chief-priests and elders of the having gone in, sat with the people. 48 Now the traitor had officers, to see the end. given them a sign, saying, ' 59 Now the chief-priests, “ The man whom I shall kiss. and the elders even the whole is he; seize him.” 49 And im- sanhedrim sought false witness mediately coming to Jesus, he against Jesus, that they might said, “ Hail Master;" and kiss. put him to death; 60 but(though ed him. 50 And Jesus said to many false witnesses appeared] him, “Friend, wherefore comest they found it not. But at last thou?" Then coming near, they two false witnesses came, 61 laid hands on Jesus, and seized | and said, “This man declared, him.

· I am able to destroy the tem51 And lo! one of those who ple of God, and to build it in were with Jesus, stretching out three days.' » 62 And the highhis hand, drew his sword, and priest, rising up, said to him, striking the high-priest's ser- “Answerest thou nothing? what vant, cut off his ear. 52 Then do these witness against thee?" Jesus said to him, “ Put up thy 63 But Jesus kept silence. sword into its place: for all And the high-priest speaking those who take tlie sword, again, said to him, “I adjure perish by the sword. 53 Think- thee by the living God, that est thou, that I cannot now thou tell us, whether thou be pray to my Father, and he the Christ, the Son of God.” 64 would send me, more than Jesus said to him, “Thou hast twelve legions of angels? 54 But said it : moreover I tell you, how then, could the scriptures Hereafter ye will see the Son be fulfilled, which say that thus of man sitting on the right hand it must be ?"

of power, and coming on the 55 At that time Jesus said to clouds of heaven.” the multitudes, “ Are ye cume | 65 Then the high-priest rent out, as against a robber, with his clothes, saying, “He hath swords and clubs, to take me ? spoken blasphemy: what fur. I sat daily [with you, teaching] ther need have we of witnesses ? in the temple, and ye did not see, now ye have heard [his] arrest me. 56 But all this has blasphemy. 66 What think so happened, that the writings ye?" And they answering, said, of the prophets be fulfilled."" He is guilty of death.” 67 Then all the disciples left him Then they spat in his face, and and fled.

struck him with the fist, and 57 NOW they who had seized others beat him with the palms Jesus, led him away to Caiaphas of their hands; 68 saying, the high-priest; where the lProphesy to us, thou Christ,

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