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Christ teacheth to pray. LUKE,

The sign of Jonas swer and say, Trouble me not: the and finding none, he saith, I will door is now shut, and my chil- return unto my house whence I dren are with me in bed; I cannot came out. rise and give thee.

25. And when he cometh, he find8 I say unto you,, Though he eth it swept and garnished. will not rise and give him, because 26 Then goeth he, and taketh to he is his friend, yet because of his him seven other spirits more wickimportunity he will rise and give ed than himself; and they enter in, hiin as many as he needeth.

and dwell there: and the last state 9 And I say unto you, Ask, and of that man is worse than the first. it shall be given you; seek, and ye

27 1 And it came to pass, as he shall find; knock, and it shall be spake these things, a certain woopened unto you.

man of the company lifted up her 10 For every one that asketh, rę voice, and said unto him, Blessed! ceiveth; and he that seeketh, find- is the womb that bare thee, and eth ; and to him that knocketh, it the paps which thou hast sucked. shall be opened.

28 But he said, Yea, rather blesse 11 If a son shall ask bread of any ed are they that hear the word of of you that is a father, will he give God, and keep it. him a stone? or if he ask a fish, 29 | And when the people were will he for a fish give him a ser-gathered thick together, he began pent?

to say, This is an evil generatioa: 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will they seek a sign; and there shall he offer him a scorpion ?

no sign be given it, but the sign of 13 If ye then, being evil, know Jonas the prophet. how to give good gifts unto your

30 For as Jonas was a sign unto children: how much more shall the Ninevites, so shall also the Som your heavenly Father give the of man be to this generation. Holy Spirit to them that ask him? 31 The queen of the south shali

14 And he was casting out a rise up in the judgment with the devil, and it was dumb. And it men of this generation, and concame to pass when the devil was demn them: for she came from the gone out, the dumb spake; and the utmost parts of the earth, to hear people wondered.

the wisdom of Solomon; and be 15 But some of them said, He hold, a greater than Solomon is casteth out devils through Beelze- here. bub, the chief of the devils.

32 The men of Nineveh shall 16 And others tempting him, rise up in the judgment with this sought of him a sign from heaven. I generation, and shall conlemn it:

17 Buthe, knowing their thoughts, for they repented at the preaching said unto them, Every kingdom di- of Jonas; and behold, a greater vided against itself, is brought to than Jonas is here. desolation; and a house divided 33 No man when he hath lighted against a house, falleth.

a candle, putteth it in a secret 18 If Satan also be divided place, neither under a bushel, but against himself, how shall his king; on a candlestick, that they which dom stand? because ye say that I come in may see the light. cast out devils through Beelzebub. 34 The light of the body is the

19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out eye: therefore when thine eye is devils, by whom do your sons cast single, thy whole body also is full them out ? therefore shall they be of light; bụt when thine eye is evil, your judges.

thy body also is full of darkness. 20 But if I with the finger of 35 Take heed therefore, that the God cast out devils, no doubt the light which is in thee be not darkkingdom of God is come upon you. ness.

21 When a strong, man arıned 36 If thy whole body therefore keepeth his palace, his goods are be full of light, having no part dark, in peace :

the whole shall be full of light;

as 22 But when a stronger than he when the bright shining of a candle shall come upon him, and over: doth give thee light. come him, he taketh from him all 37 i And as he spake, a certain his armour wherein he trusted, and Phariseo besought him to dine with divideth his spoils.

him : and he went in and sat down 23 He that is not with me is to meat. against me: and he that gathereth 38 And when the Pharisee saw not with me scattereth.

it, he marvelled that he had not 24 When the unclean spirit is first washed before dinner. gone out of a man, he walketh 39 And the Lord said unto him. through dry places, seeking

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The Pharisees reproved. CHAP. XII. Against covetousness the outside of the cup and the plat-1

CHAP. XII. ter; but your inward part is full of Of avoiding Hypocrisy. 40 Ye fools , did not hes that made IN the mean time, when there were

gathered together an innumerathat which is without, make that ble multitude of people, insomuch which is within also ?

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ano41 But rather give alms of such ther, he began to say unto his things as ye have; and behold, all disciples first of all, Beware ye of things are clean unto you. the leaven of the Pharisees, which

42 But wo unto you, Pharisees! is hypocrisy. for ye tithe mint, and rue, and all 2 For there is nothing, covered, manner of herbs, and pass over that shall not be revealed; neither judgment and the love of God: hid, that shall not be known. these ought ye to have done, and 3 Therefore, whatsoever ye havo not to leave the other undone. spoken in darkness, shall be heard

43 Wo unto you, Pharisees ! for in the light; and that which ye ye love the uppermost seats in the have spoken in the ear in closets, synagogues, and greetings in the shall be proclaimed upon the housemarkets.

tops. 44 Wo unto you, seribes and 4 And I say unto you, my friends, Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye are Be not afraid of them that kill the as graves which appear not, and body, and after that, have no more the men that walk over them are that they can do. not aware of them.

5 But I will forewarn you whom 45 || Then answered one of the ye shall fear : Fear him, which after lawyers, and said unto him, Mas- he hath killed, hath power to cast ter, thus saying, thou reproachest into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear

him. 46 And he said, Wo unto you 6 Are not five sparrows sold for also, ye lawyers ! for ye lade men two farthings, and not one of them with burdens grievous to be borne, is forgotten before God? and ye yourselves touch not the 7 But even the very hairs of your burdens with one of your fingers. head are all numbered. Fear not

47 Wo unto you for ye build therefore : ye are of more value the sepulchres of the prophets, and than many sparrows. your fathers killed them.

8 Also I say unto you, Whoso48 Truly ye bear witness, that ye ever shall confess me before men, allow the deeds of your fathers : for him shall the Son of man also conthey indeed killed them, and ye fess before the angels of God. build their sepulchres.

9 But he that denieth me before. 49 Therefore also said the wis-men, shall be denied before the dom of God, I will send them pro- angels of God. phets and apostles, and some of 10 And whosoever shall speak a them they shall slay and perse- word against the Son of man, it cute:

shall be forgiven him: but unto 50 That the blood of all the pro- him that blasphemeth against the phets, which was shed from the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forfoundation of the world, may be given. required of this generation; 11 And when they bring you unto

51 From the blood of Abel unto the synagogues, and unto magisthe blood of Zacharias, which pe- trates, and powers, take ye no rished between the altar and the thought how or what thing ye shall temple: verily, I say unto you, It answer, or what ye shall say: shall be required of this genera 12 For the Holy Ghost shall tion.

teach you in the same hour what 52 Wo unto you, lawyers ! for yeye ought to say. have taken away the key of know 13 And one of the company ledge: ye entered not in yourselves, said unto him, Master, speak to and them that were entering in ye my brother, that he divide the inhindered.

heritance with me. 53 And as he said these things 14 And he said unto him, Man, junto them, the scribes and the Pha- who made me a judge, or a divider risees began to urge him vehement-over you? ly, and to provoke him to speak of 15 And he said unto them, Take many things;

heed, and beware of covetousness. 54 Laying wait for him, and for a man's life consisteth not in seeking to catch something out of the abundance of the things which his mouth, that they might aceuse he possesseth.

16 And he spake a parable unto

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To avoid worldly care. LUKE, The faithful and wise stercard them, saying, The ground of a cer- | no thief approacheth, neither inota tain rich man brought forth plenti-corrupteth. fully :

34 For where your treasure is 11 And he thought within him- there will your heart be also. self, saying, What shall I do, be 35 Let your loins be girded about. cause I have no room where to be- and your lights burning; stow my fruits ?

36 And ye yourselves like unto 18 And he said, This will I do: I men that wait for their lord, wher will pull down my barns, and build he will return from the wedding; greater; and there will I bestow all that, when he cometh and knock my fruits and my goods.

eth, they may open unto him in 19 And I will say to my soul, mediately. Soul, thou hast much goods laid 37 Blessed are those servants up for many years; take thine ease, whom the lord when he comet eat, drink, and be merry,

shall find watching: verily, I But God said unto him, Thou unto you, that he shall gird himself fool, this night thy soul shall be re- and make them to sit down to mest. quired of thee: then whose shall and will come forth and serve those things be which thou hast them. provided ?

38 And if he shall come in the 21 So is he that layeth up trea- second watch, or come in the sure for himself, and is not rich to-third watch, and find them so bless ward God.

ed are those servants. 22 1 And he said unto his disci 39 And this know, that if the ples, Therefore I say unto you, good man of the house had know Take no thought for your life, what what hour the thief

would come, ye shall eat; neither for the body, he would have watched, and a what ye shall put on.

have suffered his house to be bro 23 T'he life is more than meat, ken through. and the body is more than raiment. 40 Be ye therefore ready also

24 Consider the ravens: for they for the Son of man cometh at a neither sow nor reap: which nei- hour when ye think not ther have store-house nor barn;

41 | Then Peter said unto be. and God feedeth them. How much Lord, speakest thou this parable more

ye better than the unto us, or even to all ? fowls ?

42 And the Lord said, Who then 25 And which of you with taking is that faithful and wise steward, thought can add to his stature one whom his lord shall make ruler over cubit?

his household, to give them their 26 If ye then be not able to do portion of meat in due seathat thing which is least, why take son? ye thought for the rest?

43 Blessed is that servant, whom 27 Consider the lilies how they his lord when he cometh shall fire grow. They toil not, they spin not; so doing. and yet I say unto you, that Solo 44 of a truth I say unto you. mon in all

his glory was not array- That he will make him ruler crer ed like one of these.

all that he hath. 28 If then God so clothe the 45 But and if that servant sayin grass, which is to-day in the field, his heart, My lord delayeth bis and to-morrow is cast into the oven; coming; and shall begin to beat the how much more will he clothe you, men-servants, and maidens, and to Oye of little faith?

eat and drink, and to be drunken 29 And seek not ye what ye shall 46 The lord of that servant wi cat, or what ye shall drink, neither come in a day when he looketh & be ye of doubtful mind.

for him, and at an hour when he is 30 For all these things do the na- not aware, and will cut him in sur tions of the world seek after : and der, and will appoint him his por your Father knoweth that ye have tion with the unbelievers. need of these things.

47 And that servant which knew 31 But rather seek ye the king- his lord's will, and prepared not dom of God, and all these things himself, peither did according to shall be added unto you.

his will, shall be beaten with many 32 Fear not, little flock; for it is stripes. your Father's good pleasure to give 48 But he that knew not, and you the kingdom.

did commit things worthy of 33 Sell that ye have, and give stripes, shall be beaten with few alms: provide yourselves bags stripes. For unto whomsoever which wax not old, a treasure in much is given, of him shall be the heavens that faileth not, where much required ; and to whom man

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Divisions for the gospel. CHAP. XIII. The fruitless fig-tree have committed much, of him they 6.1 He spake also this parable will ask the more.

A certain man had a fig-tree plant49 1 I am come to send fire on ed in his vineyard ; and he came the earth, and what will I, if it be and sought fruit thereon, and found already kindled ?

none. 50 But I have a baptism to be 7 Then said he unto the dresser baptized with; and how am I of his vineyard, Behold, these three straitened till it be accomplished! years I come seeking fruit on this

51 Suppose ye that I am come to fig-tree, and find pone: cut it down; give peace on earth? I tell you, why cumbereth it the ground? Nay; but rather division:

8 And he answering, said unto 52 For from henceforth there him, Lord, let it alone this year shall be five in one house divided, also, till I shall dig about it, and three against two, and two against dung it: three.

9 And if it bear fruit, well : and 53 The father shall be divided if not, then after that thou shalt against the son, and the son against cut it down. the father; the mother against the 10 And he was teaching in daughter, and the daughter against one of the synagogues on the sabthe mother; the mother-in-law bath. against her daughter-in-law, and 11 | And behold, there was a the daughter-in-law against her mo- woman which had a spirit of inther-in-law,

firmity eighteen years, and was 54 | And he said also to the peo- bowed together, and could in no ple, When ye see a cloud rise out wise lift up herself. of the west, straightway ye say, 12 And when Jesus saw her, he There cometh a shower; and so called her to him, and said unto it is.

her, Woman, thou art loosed from 55. And when ye see the south thine infirmity. wind blow, ye say, There will be 13 And he laid his hands on her: heat; and it cometh to pass. and immediately, she was made

56 Ye hypocrites! ye can discern straight, and glorified God. the face of the sky, and of the 14 And the ruler of the synaearth; but how is it, that ye do not gogue answered with indignation, discern this time?

because that Jesus had healed on 57 Yea, and why even of your the sabbath-day, and said unto the selves judge ye not what is right? people, There

are six days in which 58 | When thou goest with thine men ought to work: in them thereadversary to the magistrate, as thou fore come and be healed, and not art in the way, give diligence that on the sabbath-day. thou mayest be delivered from him ; 15 The Lord then answered him, lest he hale thee to the judge, and and said, Thou hypocrite! doth the judge deliver thee to the officer, pot each one of you on the sabbath and the officer cast thee into pri- loose his ox or his ass from the son.

and lead him away to water59 I tell thee, thou shalt not de- ing? part thence, till thou hast paid the 16 And ought not this woman, very last mite.

being a daughter of Abraham, CHAP. XIII.

whom Satan hath bound, lo, these Jesus teacheth Repentance. eighteen years, be loosed from this HERE were present at that bond on the sabbath-day?

17 And when he had said these the Galileans, whose blood Pilate things, all his adversaries were had mingled with their sacrifices. ashamed: and all the people re

2 And Jesus answering, said un- joiced for all the glorious things to them, Suppose ye that these Ga- that were done by him. lileans were sinners above all the 18 | Then said he, Unto what is Galileans, because they suffered the kingdom of God like? and such things ?

wbereunto shall I resemble it? 3 I tell you, Nay; but except ye 19 It is like a grain of mustardrepent, ye shall all likewise perish. seed, which a man took, and cast

4 Or those eighteen, upon whom into his garden, and it grew, and the tower in Siloam fell, and slew waxed a great tree; and the fowls them, think ye that they were sin of the air lodged in the branches ners above all men that dwelt in of it. Jerusalem ?

20 And again he said, Where51 tell you, Nay; but, except unto shall I liken the kingdom of ye repent, ye shall all likewise God ? perish.

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LUKE, Humility commendes woman took and hid in three mea

CHAP. XIV. sures of meal, till the whole was Jesus teacheth Humility. leavened. 2 And he went through the cities AND it came to pass, as he went

into the house of one of the and villages, teaching, and journey-chief

Pharisees to eat bread on the ing toward Jerusalem.

sabbath-day, that they watched 23 Then said one unto him, him. Lord, are there few that be saved ? 2 And behold, there was a cer And he said unto them,

tain man before him which had the 24 1 Strive to enter in at the dropsy. strait gate: for many, I say unto 3 And Jesus answering, spake you, will seek to enter in, and shall unto the lawyers and Pharisees not be able.

saying, Is it lawful to heal on the 25 When once the Master of the sabbath-day ? house is risen up, and hath shut to 4 And they held their peace the door, and ye begin to stand And he took him, and healed him, without, and to knock at the door, and let him go: saying, "Lord, Lord, open unto us;

5 And answered them, saying, and he shall answer and say unto Which of you shall have an as you, I know you not whence ye or an ox fallen into a pit, and wil are :

not straightway pull him out on the 26 Then shall ye begin to say, sabbath-day ? We have eaten and drunk in thy 6 And they could not answer him presence, and thou hast taught in again to these things. our streets.

7 11 And he put forth a parable 27 But he shall say, I tell you, I to those which were bidden, wher know you not whence ye are, de- he marked how they chose out the part from me, all ye workers of ini-chief rooms; saying unto them, quity.

8 When thou art bidden of a 28 There shall be weeping and man to a wedding, sit not down in gnashing of teeth, when ye shall the highest room, lest a more bosee Abraham, and Isaac, and Ja-nourable man than thou be biddes cob, and all the prophets, in the of him ; kingdom of God, and you your

9 And he that bade thee and bin selves thrust out.

come and say to thee, Give this 29 And they shall come from the man place; and thou begin with east, and from the west, and from shame to take the lowest room. the porth, and from the south, and 10 But when thou art bidden, go shall sit down in the kingdom of and sit down in the lowest room; God.

that when he that bade thee cometh, 30 And behold, there are last, he may say unto thee, Friend, go which shall be first; and there are up higher then shalt thou have first, which shall be last.

worship in the presence of them 31 x The same day there came that sit at meat with thee. certain of the Pharisees, saying 11 For whosoever exalteth him unto him, Get thee out, and de- self shall bo abased, and he that part hence; for Herod will kill thee. humbleth himself shall be exalt

32 And he said unto them, Go ye ed. and tell that fox, Behold, I cast out 12 T Then said he also to him devils, and I do cures to-day and that bade him. When thou makest to-morrow, and the third day I shall a dinner or a supper, call not the be perfocted.

friends, nor thy brethren, neither 33 Nevertheless, I must walk to-thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neigh day and to-morrow, and the day bours; lest they also bid thee following: for it cannot be that a again, and a recompense be made prophet perish oụt of Jerusalem. thee.

34 O' Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 13 But when thou makest a feast, which killest the prophets, and call the poor, the maimed, the stonest them that are sent unto lame, the blind; thee; how often would I have ga 14 And thou shalt be blessed: thered thy children together, as a for they cannot recompense thee: hen doth gather her brood under for thou shalt be recompensed at her wings, and ye would not ! the resurrection of the just.

35 Behold, your house is left un 15 | And when one of them that to you desolate. And verily, I say sat at meat with him heard these unto you, Ye shall not see me, un- things, he said unto him, Blessed is til the time come when ye shall say, he that shall eat bread in the king. Blessed is he that cometh in the dom of God. name of the Lord.

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