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and will give the vineyard to 27 Then some of the Sadothers.” And hearing it, they ducees, who deny that there is said, “Be this far from us." any resurrection, came to him ; 17 But looking on them, he and they asked him, 28 saying, said, “ What then is this which “ Teacher, Moses hath written is written, “The stone which to us, “If any man's brother the builders rejected, is become die, having a wife, and he die the head of the corner ?' 18 childless; that his brother Whosoever falleth on that stone should take his wife, and raise will be broken to pieces : but up offspring to his brother.' 29 on whomsoever it shall fall, it Now there were seven brethren: will grind him to powder." and the first took a wife, and
19 And in that very hour, the died childless. 30 And the sechief-priests and scribes sought cond took the same wife; and to lay hands on him, but feared | he died childless. 31 And the the people : for they perceived third took her; and in like that he had spoken this parable manner the seven also left no against them.
children, and died. 32 [ And] 20 And they watched him, last of all, the woman died and sent spies who feigned | also. 33 In the resurrection, themselves to be righteous, therefore, whose wife of them that they might take hold of will she be? for she had been his words, to deliver him up the wife of the seven.” to the power and authority of 34 And Jesus answering, the governor. 21 And they ask- said to them, " The sons of ed him, saying, “ Teacher, we this age marry, and are given know that thou speakest and in marriage: 35 but those who teachest rightly, and respectest shall be accounted worthy to not persons, but teachest the obtain that age, and the resur. way of God in truth: 22 Is it rection from the dead, neither lawful for us to give tribute to marry, nor are given in marCesar, or not ?" 23 But per- , riage : 36 nur indeed can they ceiving their craftiness, he die any more : for they are like said to them, su Why do you try angels, and are sons of God, me ?7 24 Show me a denarius. being sons of the resurrection. Whose image and inscription 37 « Now that the dead are hath it?" And they answering, raised, even Moses showed at said, “ Cesar's.” 25 Then he the bush, by calling the Lord, said to them, “ Render there the God of Abraham, and the fore the things of Cesar, to Ce- God of Isaac, and the God of sar; and the things of God, to Jacob. 38 Now he is not a God God.” 26 And they could not of the dead, but of the living: take hold of his words before for all live to him."'* the people: and wondering at 39 Then some of the scribes his answer, they kept silence. I answering, said, “ Teacher, thou * “For all live to him. Who regards the future resurrection as if it were present. Who calleth
hast spoken well.” 40 And af- be left one stone upon another, ter that, they durst not ask him which will not be thrown down.” any further question.
17 And they asked him, saying, 41 Then he said to them, “ Teacher, but when will these • How do they say that Christ things be ? and what will be the [is] the Son of David ? 42 and sign when these things are yet David himself saith in the about to be accomplished ?" book of psalms, · Jehovah saith 8 And he said, “ Take heed unto my Lord, Sit thou on my that ye be not deceived: for right hand, 43 till I make thine many will come in my name, enemies thy footstool.' 44 Da- saying, “I am the Christ ; and vid therefore calleth him Lord: the time approacheth :' go not how is he then his son?” therefore after them. 9 And
45 Then, in the hearing of when ye shall hear of wars and all the people, he said to his commotions, be not terrified : disciples, 46 « Beware of the for these things must first come scribes, who like to walk in to pass; but the end is not imrobes, and love salutations in the mediately.” 10 Then he said market places, and the chief to them, “Nation will rise seats in the synagogues, and against nation, and kingdom the chief places at feasts : 47 against kingdom : 11 and there who devour the substance of will be great earthquakes in widows; and for a show, make many places, and famines, and long prayers: these will receive pestilences; and there will be a heavier condemnation.” fearful sights and great signs
Ch. XXI. 1 AND looking, from heaven. he saw the rich casting their 12 “But previous to all these gifts into the treasury. 2 And things men will lay their hands on he saw a certain poor widow you, and persecute you, deliverTalso,] casting in thither, two / ing you up to the synagogues and mites. 3 And he said, “I tell into prisons; being brought beyou truly, that this poor widow fore kings and rulers, on account hath cast in more than all. of my name. 13 And this will 4 For all these, from their abun- befall you, for a testimony. 14 dance, have cast in unto the of. Settle it therefore in your ferings of God: but she, from hearts, not to meditate, before, her penury, hath cast in all the what defence ye shall make. substance which she had." 15 For I will give you utter
5 AND as some spake of the ance and wisdom, which all temple, that it was adorned with your adversaries will not be goodly stones, and gifts, he able to gainsay or resist. 16 said, '6 As for these things And ye will be delivered up, which ye behold, the days will both by parents, and brethren, come in which there will not and kindred, and friends : and
those things that are not, as though they were. Rom. iv. 17. See Beza, Grotius and Bishop Pearce. So, Rom. vi. 11 i to God signifies, in the counsel and purpose of God." Newcome.
some of you they will cause to your redemption approacheth.” be put to death. 17 And ye 29 And he spake to them a pawill be hated by all men, because rable: “Behold the fig-tree, of my name. 18 And yet a hair and all the trees: 30 when they of your head shall not perish. now shoot forth, ye see them, 19 By perseverance will ye pre- and know of yourselves that serve your lives.
now the summer is near. 31 So 20 “ And when ye shall see likewise, when ye see these Jerusalem surrounded with ar- things accomplishing, know ye mies, then know that its deso- that the reign of God is near. lation approacheth. 21 Then let 32 Verily I tell you, This ge. those that are in Judea flee to the neration will not pass away till mountains; and let those that are all be accomplished. 33 Heawithin the city depart out; and let ven and earth will pass away; not those that are in the country but my words cannot pass away. places enter therein. 22 For these 34 “ But take heed to yourare the days of vengeance; that selves, lest at any time your all things which are written may | hearts be oppressed by excess, be fulfilled. 23 But alas for and drunkenness, and the anxthem that are with child, and ious cares of this life, and that for them that give suck in those day come upon you unawares. days! for there will be great 35 For as a snare it will come distress in the land, and anger upon all those who dwell on the upon this people. 24 And they face of the whole land. 36 will fall by the edge of the Watch ye therefore, and pray sword, and will be led away continually, that ye may be accaptive into all nations : and counted worthy to escape all Jerusalem will be trodden down these things, which will soon by the gentiles, until the times come to pass, and to stand beof the gentiles be fulfilled. fore the Son of man."
25 “And there will be signs in 37 And in the day time, he the sun, and moon, and stars ; was teaching in the temple ; and upon the earth, distress of and at night, he went out of the natiuns, with perplexity ; the city, and abode in the mount sea and the waves roaring; 20 which is called the mount of men's hearts failing them, for Olives. 38 And early in the fear and expectation of those morning all the people came things which are coming on the to him in the temple, to hear him. earth ; for the powers of heaven will be shaken. 27 And Ch XXII. 1 Now the feast then they will see the Son of of unleavened bread, which is man coming on a cloud with called the passover, drew near. great power and glory. 2 And the chief-priests and the
28 " And when these things scribes sought how they might begin to be accomplished, look safely destroy him: for they up and raise your heads : for feared the people. .
3 Then an adversary* enter-passover with you before I sufed into Judas surnamed Isca- fer: 16 for I tell you, I shall riot, who was of the number of not any more eat of it, until it be the twelve. 4 And he went and fulfilled in the kingdom of communed with the chief- | God.” priests and the officers, how he 17 And taking a cup, he gave might deliver him up to them. thanks, and said, “Take this, 5 And they were glad, and co- and divide it among yourselves : venanted to give him money. 18 for I tell you, that I shall not 6 And he promised, and sought drink again of the fruit of the for a convenient opportunity to vine, until the reign of God be deliver him up to them, in the come.” absence of the multitude.
19 And he took bread, and 7 THEN came the day of un- having given thanks, he brake, leavened bread, on which the and gave to them, saying, “ This passover was to be killed. 8 is my body which is given for And he sent Peter and John, you : do this in remembrance of saying, “ Go, and prepare for me." 20 In like manner he took us the passover, that we may the cup also, when he had supeat it.” 9 And they said to ped; saying, “ This cup is the him, “ Where wilt thou that new covenant, through my blood we prepare it?" 10 And he which is poured out for you. said to them, “Lo, on your en- 21 “ Yet, behold, the hand of tering into the city, a man will him who delivereth me up is meet you, carrying a pitcher of with me on the table. 22 And water; follow him into the indeed the Son of man is going, house where he goeth in, 11 as it hath been determined; but And ye shall say to the master alas for that man by whom of the house, The Teacher he is delivered up !” 23 Then saith to thee, Where is the they began to inquire among guest-chamber, in which I may themselves, which of them was eat the passover with my dis- about to do this thing. ciples?' 12 And he will show 24 NOW there had been a you a large upper room, fur-contention also among them, nished: there make ready." 13 which of them should be acAnd they went, and found as he counted the greatest. 25 And had told them : and they made he said to them, “ The kings of ready the passover.
the nations use dominion over 14 And when the hour was them; and they that exercise come, he sat down, and the authority upon them are called twelve apostles with himn. 15 benefactors. 26 But ye must not And he said to them, “ I have do thus: but he that is greatest earnestly desired to eat this among you, let him be as the
* Gr.-satan, i, e. an evil disposition, a covetous spirit; by which he expected to defraud the priests and enemies of Jesus of a suin 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. 10.
smaller ; and he that is chief, he said to them, “ But now he as he that serveth. 27 For which that hath a purse, let him take is greater; he that is at table, it ; and in like manner his bag : or he that serveth? is not he and he that hath no sword, let that is at table ? But I am him sell his mantle, and buy among you as he that serveth.one. 37 For I tell you, that this 28 Now ye are they that have portion of scripture, ' And he continued with me in my trials. was reckoned among the trans29 And I appoint unto you a gressors,' must (yet) be accomkingdom, as my Father hath plished in me: for the things appointed unto me; 30 that ye concerning me will soon have an may eat and drink at my table end.” 38 And they said “Master, in my kingdom; and sit on behold, here are two swords." thrones, judging the twelve And he said to them, “ It is tribes of Israel."
enough.” - 31 AND the Lord said, “ Si- 39 And he came out, and mon, Simon, behold, the ad-went, as his custom was, to the versary hath sought you, * that mount of Olives; and his dishe may sift you like wheat:f 32 ciples also followed him. 40 but I have prayed for thee, that And coming to the place, he thy faith may not quite fail: and said to them, “Pray that ye enwhen thou hast recovered thy- ter not into temptation.” 41 And self, strengthen thy brethren." he was withdrawn from them 33 And Peter said to him, about a stone's throw, and kneel* Master, I am ready to go ing down, he prayed, 42 saying, with thee, both into prison and « Father, O that thou wouldst to death.” 34 And he said, “I take away this cup from me! tell thee, Peter, the cock will nevertheless, not my will, but jot crow | this day, before thou thine, be done.” 43 And there hast thrice denied that thou appeared to him an angel from knowest me."
| heaven, strengthening him. 44 35 And he said to them, And, being in an agony, he pray. When I sent you without ed more earnestly; and his sweat purse, and bag, and sandals, was as it were great drops of wanted ye any thing ?" And blood falling down to the ground. they said, “ Nothing." 36 Then 45 And having arisen from
In allusion to the history of Job, e. i. 9-19. † agitate you violently by severe trials. Newcome. As the account in Job is to be understood ulegorically, and not literally, so likewise is this.
tj. 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 ruard in the castle of Antonia, which overlooked the temple, divided the night into four watches, beginning 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 the 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. 1. 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. Ver. note.