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that he was JESUS the CHRIST. 4 And Peter answering, said to
21 From that time JESUS began JESUS: Lord, it is good for us to be to shew to his disciples, that he here: if thou wilt, let us make here must go to Jerusalem, and suffer three tabernacles, one for thee, and many things from the ancients and one for Moses, and one for Elias. scribes and chief-priests, and be 5 And as he was yet speaking, put to death, and the third day rise behold a bright cloud overshaded again.
them. And lo a voice out of the 22 And Peter taking him, began cloud, saying: This is my beloved to rebuke him, saying : Lord, be it Son, in whom I am well pleased : far from thee, this shall not be un- hear ye him. to thee.
6 Ånd the disciples hearing, fell 23 Who turning said to Peter : upon their face, and were very much Go behind me, satan, thou art a afraid. scandal unto me : because thou sa 7 And Jesus came and touched vourest not the things that are of them, and said to them: Arise, God, but the things that are of men. and fear not. 24 Then Jesus said to his dis
their eyes, ciples : If any man will come after saw no one, but only JESUS. me, let him deny himself, and take 9 And as they came down from up his cross, and follow me. the mountain, Jesus charged them,
25 For he that will save his life, saying: Tell the vision to no man, shall lose it: and he that shall lose till the son of man be risen from the his life for my sake, shall find it. dead.
26 For what doth it profit a man, 10 And his disciples asked him, if he gain the whole world, and saying : Why then do the scribes suffer the loss of his own soul? Or say that Elias must come first ? what exchange shall a man give for 11 But he answering, said to his soul ?
them: Elias indeed shall come, and 27 For the son of man shall come restore all things. in the glory of his Father with his 12 But I say to you, that Elias Angels : and then will he render to is already come, and they knew every man according to his works. him not, but have done unto him
28 Amen I say to you, there are whatsoever they had a mind. So some of them that stand here, that also the son of man shall suffer from shall not taste death, till they see the them. son of man coming in his kingdom. 13 Then the disciples understood, CHAP. XVII.
that he had spoken to them of John The transfiguration of Christ. the Baptist. ND after six
14 And when he was come to John his brother, and bringeth them a man falling down on his knees up into a high mountain apart ;, before him, saying: Lord have
2 And he was transfigured be- pity on my son, for he is a lunatic, fore them. And his face did shine and suffereth much: for he falleth as the sun : and his garments be- often into the fire, and often into camo white as snow.
the water. 3 And behold there appeared to 15 And I brought him to thy them Moses and Elias talking with disciples, and they could not cure him.
A unto him Peter and James, and the multitude, there wame to him
Ver. 23. Satan. This word signifles in Hebrew an adversary; and is here applied to Pagx, because he opposed our Saviour's passion.
... Then JESUS answered and
CHAP XVIII. said : O unbelieving and perverse
Christ teaches humility. generation, how long shall be A To that hour the disciples chance you ? Bring him hither to me. est thou, is the greater in the king
17 And JESUS rebuked him, dom of heaven? and the devil went out of him, 2 And JEsus calling unto him a and the child was cured from that little child, set him in the midst of hour.
them, 18 Then came the disciples to
3 And said: Amen I say to you, Jesus secretly, and said : Why unless you be converted, and becould not we cast him out? come as little children, you shall
19 Jesus said to them: Because not enter into the kingdom of heaof your unbelief. For, amen I say ven. to you, if you have faith as a grain 4 Whosoever therefore shall of mustard seed, you shall say to humble himself as this little child, this mountain, Remove from hence he is the greater in the kingdom of hither, and it shall remove ; and heaven. nothing shall be impossible to 5 And he that shall receive ono yon.
such little child in my name, re20 But this kind is not cast out ceiveth me. but by prayer and fasting:
6 But he that shall scandalize 21 And when they abode to- one of these little ones that believe gether in Galilee, Jesus said to in me, it were better for him that a them: The Son of man shall be be- millstone should be hanged about trayed into the hands of men: his neck, and that he should be
22 And they shall kill him, and drowned in the depth of the sea. the third day he shall rise again. 7 Wo to the world because of And they were troubled exceed- scandals. For it must needs be that ingly.
scandals come : but nevertheless 23 And when they were come wo to that man by whom the scanto Capharnaum, they that received dal cometh. the didrachmas, came to Peter, and 8 And if thy hand or thy foot said to him : Doth not your master scandalize thee, cut it off, and cast pay the didrachma ?
it from thee. It is better for thee 24 He said : Yes. And when to go into life maimed or lame, he was come into the house, JESUS than having two hands or two feet, prevented him, saying: What is to be cast into everlasting fire. thy opinion, Simon? The kings of 9 And if thy eye scandalize thee, the earth, of whom do they receive pluck it out, and cast it from thee. tribute or custom? of their own It is better for thee having one eye children, or of strangers ?
to enter into life, than having two 25 And he said : Of strangers. eyes to be cast into hell fire. JEsus said to him: Then the chil 10 See that you despise not one dren are free.
of these little ones: for I say to you, 26 But that we may not scan- that their angels in heaven always dalize them, go to the sea, and cast see the face of my Father who is in in a hook: and that fish which shall heaven. first come up, take: and when thou 11 For the Son of man is come hast opened its mouth, thou shalt to save that which was lost. find a stater : take that, and give 12 What think you ? If a man it to them for me and thee. have an hundred sheep, and one to
them should go astray; doth he not take an account of his servants. leave the ninety-nine in the moun 24 And when he had begun to tains, and goeth to seek that which take the account, one was brought is gone astray?
to him, that owed him ten thousand 13 And it it so be that he find talents. it: Amen I say to you, he rejoiceth 25 And as he had not wherewith more for that, than for the ninety- to pay it, his lord commanded that nine that went not astray.
he should be sold, and his wife and 14 Even so it is not the will children and all that he had, and of your Father, who is in heaven, payment to be made. that one of these little ones should 26 But that servant falling down, perish.
besought him, saying: Have pa15 But if thy brother shall offend tience with me, and I will pay thee against thee, go, and rebuke him all. between thee and him alone. If he 27 And the lord of that servant shall hear thee, thou shalt gain thy being moved with pity, let him go brother.
and forgave him the debt. 16 And if he will not hear thee, 28 But when that servant was take with thee one or two more : gone out, he found one of his fellowthat in the mouth of two or three servants that owed him an hundred witnesses every word may stand. pence: and laying hola of him he
17 And if he will not hear them, throttled him, saying : Pay what tell the church. And if he will thou owest. not hear the church, let him be to 29 And his fellow-servant falling thee as the heathen and publican. down, besought him, saying: Have
18 Amen I say to you, whatso- patience with me, and I will pay ever you shall bind upon earth, thee all. shall be bound also in heaven; 30 And he would not: but went and whatsoever you shall loose and cast him into prison, till he upon earth, shall be loosed also in paid the debt. heaven.
31 Now his fellow-servants see19 Again I say to you, that i. ing what was done, were very much two of you shall consent upon tarth, grieved, and they came, and told concerning any thing whatsoever their lord all that was done. they shall ask, it shall be done to 32 Then his lord called him; and them by my Father who is in hea- said to him: Thou wicked servant,
I forgave thee all the debt, because 20 For where there are two or thou besoughtest me : three gathered together in my name,
33 Shouldst not thou then have there am I in the midst of them. had compassion also on thy fel
21 Then came Peter untis him low-servant, even as I had compasand said : Lord, how often shall my sion on thee? brother offend against me, and I for
34 And his lord being angry de give him ? till seven times ? livered him to the torturers, until
22 Jesus saith to him: 1 say not he paid all the debt. to thee, till seven times; but till 35 So also shall my heavenly seventy times seven times. Father do to you, if you forgive
23 Therefore is the kingdom of not every one his brother from your heaven likened to a king, who would hearts.
Ver. 20. There am I in the midst of them. This is understood of such assemblies only s are gathered in the name and authority of Christ, and in the unity of the church of Christ At Cyprian de Unitate Ecclesiæ,
selves eunuchs for the kingdom of Christ declares matrimony to be in- heaven. He that can take, let him dissoluble.
take it. ND it came to pass, when JE 13 Then were little children pre
departed from Galilee, and came pose hands upon them and pray. into the coasts of Judea beyond And the disciples rebuked them. Jordan.
14 But Jesus said to them: Suf2 And great multitudes followed fer the little children, and forbid him : and he healed them there. them not to come to me : for the
3 And there came to him the kingdom of heaven is for such. Pharisees tempting him, and say
15 And when he had imposed ing: Is it lawful for a man to put hands upon them, he departed from away his wife for every cause ? thence.
4 Who answering, said to them: 16 And behold one came and Have ye not read, that he who said to him : Good master, what made man from the beginning, made good shall I do that I may have life them male and female ? And he said: everlasting ?
5 For this cause, shall a man 17 Who said to him: Why askleave father and mother, and shall est thou me concerning good? One cleave to his wife, and they two shall is good, God. But if thou wilt enter be in one flesh.
into life, keep the commandments. 6 Therefore now they are not
18 He said to him: Which? And two, but one flesh. What therefore Jesus said: Thou shalt do no murGod hath joined together, let no der, Thou shalt not commit adultery, man put asunder.
Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not 7 They say to him : Why then bear false witness, did Moses command to give a bill 19 Honour thy father and thy moof divorce, and to put away.
ther ; and, Thou shalt love thy 8 He saith to them : Because neighbour as thyself. Moses by reason of the hardness of 20 The young man saith to him: your heart permitted you to put All these have I kept from my youth, away your wives : but from the what is yet wanting to me? beginning it was not so.
21 Jesus saith to him : If thou ġ And 1 say to you, that who-wilt be perfect, go, sell what thou soever shall put away his wife, ex- hast, and give to the poor, and thou cept it be for fornication, and shall shalt have treasure in heaven : and marry another, committeth adul- come, follow me. tery and he that shall marry her
22 And when the young man had that is put away, committeth adul- heard this word, he went away sad : tery.
for he had great possessions. 10 His disciples say unto him : If 23 Then Jesus said to his discithe case of a man with his wife be ples : Amen I say to you, that a so, it is not expedient to marry. rich man shall hardly enter into the
11 Who said to them : All men kingdom of heaven. take not this word, but they to 24 And again I say to you, it is whom it is given.
easier for a camel to pass through 12 For there are eunuchs, who the eye of a needle, than for a rich were born so from their mother's man to enter into the kingdom of womb: and there are eunuchs, who heaven. were made so by men: and there 25 And when they had heard this, are bunuchs, who have made them-l the disciples wondered very much,
saying: Who then can be saved ? L. 8 And when evening was come,
26 And Jesus beholding said to the lord of the vineyard saith to his them : With men this is impossi- steward : Call the labourers and ble : but with God all things are pay them their hire, beginning possible.
from the last even to the first. 27 Then Peter answering, said 9 When therefore they were come to him : Behold we have left all that came about the eleventh hour, things, and have followed thee : they received every man a penny. what therefore shall we have ? io But when the first also came,
28 And Jesus said to them : they thought that they should reAmen I say to you, that you who ceive more: and they also received have followed me, in the regenera- every man a penny. tion, when the Son of man shall sit ii And receiving it they muron the seat of his majesty, you also mured against the master of the shall sit on twelve seats, judging house, the twelve tribes of Israel.
12 Saying: These last have 29 And every one that hath left worked but one hour, and thou house, or breihren, or sisters, or hast made them equal to us that father, or mother, or wife, or chil-have borne the burden of the day dren, or lands for my name's sake : and the heats. shall receive an hundred-fold, and 13 But he answering said to one shall possess life everlasting.
of them, Friend, I do thee no wrong: 30 And many that are first, shall didst thou not agree with me for a be last ; and the last shall be first. penny ? CHAP. XX.
14 Take what is thine, and go The parable of the labourers in the thy way : I will also give to this vineyard.
last even as to thee. kingdom of heaven is like 15 Or, is it not lawful for me to
out early in the morning to hire la- cause I am good ? bourers into his vineyard.
16 So shall the last be first, and 2 And having agreed with the the first last. For many are called, labourers for a penny a day, he but few chosen. sent them into his vineyard. 17 And Jesus going up to Jeru
3 And going out about the third salem, took the twelve disciples hour, he saw others standing in the apart, and said to them : market-place idle.
18 Behold we go up to Jerusa4 And he said to them : Go you lem, and the Son of man shall be also into my vineyard, and I will betrayed to the chief priests and the give you what shall be just. scribes, and they shall condemn him
5 And they went their way. And to death. again he went out about the sixth 19 And shall deliver him to the and the ninth hour : and did in Gentiles to be mocked, and scourlike manner.
ged, and crucified, and the third 6 But about the eleventh hour day he shall rise again. he went out and found others 20 Then came to him the mother standing, and he saith to them : of the sons of Zebedee with her Why stand you here all theday idle? sons, adoring and asking something
7 They say to him: Because no of him. man hath hired us.
He saith to 21 Who said to her: what wilt them : Go you also into my vine-thou ? She saith to him: Say that vard.
these my two sons may sit, the one