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Teacher, speak to my brother that he divide the inheritance with me. But he said unto him, Man, who set me 14 a judge or a divider over you? And he said unto them, 15 See and keep yourselves from all covetousness; for not because one has abundance does his life consist of his goods. And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The 16 ground of a certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he was reasoning within himself, saying, What shall I 17 do, because I have not where to gather together my fruits ? And he said, This will I do; I will pull down my barns 18 and build greater; and I will gather together there all my fruits and my goods, and will say to my soul, Soul, 19 thou hast many goods laid up for many years : take thine ease, eat, drink, be merry. But God said unto him, Fool, 20 this night thy soul is required of thee; and whose will those things be, which thou didst prepare? So is he 21 that treasures up for himself and is not rich toward God.

And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto 22 you, be not anxious for the life, what ye shall eat; nor yet for the body, what ye shall put on. The life is more than 23 the food and the body than the raiment. Consider the 24 ravens, that they neither sow nor reap; who neither have chamber nor barn, and God feeds them: how much better are ye than the birds ? And which of you by 25 anxious thought can add to his lifetime a cubit? If ye 26 then be not able to do even the thing which is least, why are ye anxious about the rest ? Consider the lilies, how 27 they neither spin nor weave; but I say unto you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. And if God so clothe the grass in a field, which 28 is to-day, and to-morrow is cast into an oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith ? And seek not 29 ye what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For after all these do the nations 30 of the world seek; and your Father knows that ye have need of these. But seek his kingdom ; and these shall be 31 added unto you.

Fear not, little flock; for it is your 32



33 Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sell your

goods, and give alms; make for yourselves purses which

wax not old, a treasure unfailing in the heavens, where no 34 thief approaches, neither moth corrupts. For where your 35 treasure is, there will your heart be also. Let your loins 36 be girded about, and the lamps burning; and ye your

selves like men waiting for their lord, when he will return

from the marriage; that when he has come and knocked, 37 they may open unto him immediately. Blessed those

servants, whom the lord when he has come shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he will gird himself

about, and make them sit down at table, and coming near 38 will minister unto them. And if in the second or if in the

third watch he will have come and found it so, blessed are 39 they. But know this, that if the householder had known in

what hour the thief is coming, he would not have left his 40 house to be broken into. Be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man comes.

But Peter said unto him, Lord, speakest thou this 42 parable unto us, or also to all ? And the Lord said, Who

then is the faithful, the wise steward, whom his lord will

set over his service, to give the portion of food in 43 season? Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he 44 has come shall find so doing. Of a truth I say unto you, 45 that he will set him over all his goods. But if that servant

shall say in his heart, My lord tarries to come; and shall

begin to smite the men servants and the maidens, and to eat 46 and drink and be drunken; the lord of that servant will

come in a day when he looks not for him, and in an hour

that he knows not, and will cut him asunder, and appoint 47 his portion with the unbelievers. And that servant

who knew his lord's will, and prepared not, neither did

according to his will, will be beaten with many stripes ; 48 but he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, will already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized 50 with; and how am I straitened till it be finished ! Think ye that I came to give peace in the earth? I tell 51 you, nay, but rather division. For from henceforth five in 52 one house will be divided, three will be divided against two, and two against three; father against son, and son against 53 father; mother against daughter, and daughter against mother; mother in law against the daughter in law, and daughter in law against the mother in law.

be beaten with few. And unto whomsoever much was

given, from him will much be required; and to whom they 49 committed much, of him they will ask more. I came

to cast fire on the earth; and how I wish that it were

And he said also to the multitudes, When ye see a 54 cloud rising on the west, immediately ye say there comes a shower; and so it comes to pass; and when ye see a 55 south wind blowing, ye say there will be heat; and it comes to pass. Hypocrites, ye know how to prove the 56 face of the earth and of the heaven; but how is it ye do not prove this time? And why even of yourselves 57 judge ye not what is right ? For as thou goest with 58 thine adversary to a ruler, give diligence in the way that thou mayest be delivered from him ; lest he hale thee to the judge, and the judge shall deliver thee up to the exactor, and the exactor cast thee into prison. I say unto 59 thee, thou wilt not come out thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

And there came some at that season telling him of the XIII. Galileans whose blood Pilate mingled with their sacrifices. And he answered and said unto them, Think ye that these 2 Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they suffered these things ? I tell you, nay; but except 3 ye repent, ye will all perish in like manner. Or those 4 the eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, think ye that they were debtors above all the men that dwell in Jerusalem ? I tell you, nay; but except 5 ye repent, ye will all perish in the same manner.

And he spake this parable: A certain man had a fig tree 6 planted in his vineyard; and he came seeking fruit thereon, and found none. So he said unto the vine-dresser, Behold, 7 three years I am coming seeking fruit on this fig tree, and am finding none; cut it out; why cumbers it the earth


8 also ? But he answered and said unto him, Lord, leave it

this year also, till I shall dig about it and cast in dung; 9 and if it bear fruit hereafter, well : otherwise thou shalt

cut it out. 10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on 11 the sabbath. And, behold, a woman having a spirit

of infirmity eighteen years; and she was bowed to12 gether, and wholly unable to lift herself up. And when

Jesus saw her, he called her to him and said unto her, 13 Woman, thou art released from thine infirmity; and he

laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made 14 straight, and was glorifying God. And the ruler of the

synagogue answered, being indignant that Jesus healed on the sabbath, and said unto the multitude, There are six

days in which men ought to work : in them therefore come 15 and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. But the Lord

answered him and said, Hypocrites, does not each of

you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the manger, 16 and lead him away and water him? And ought not this

woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan bound,

lo, for eighteen years, to be loosed from this bond on the 17 sabbath day? And while he said these things, all his

adversaries were ashamed; and all the multitude were rejoicing for all the glorious things that were done by him.

Then said he, Unto what is the kingdom of God like, 19 and whereunto shall I liken it? It is like a grain of

mustard seed, which a man took and cast into his garden;

and it grew and became a tree; and the birds of the air 20 lodged in the branches of it. And again he said, Where21 unto shall I liken the kingdom of God? It is like unto

leaven which a woman took and hid in three pecks of meal, till the whole was leavened.

And he was going through cities and villages, teaching 23 and journeying toward Jerusalem. And one said unto

him, Lord, are there few to be saved? And he said unto 24 them, Strive to enter in through the narrow door: for many,

I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and will not be able. 25 When once the householder shall have risen and shut



the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open unto us; he will answer and say unto you, I know you not whence ye are. Then will ye begin to say, We ate and drank in thy 26 presence, and thou didst teach in our streets. And he will 27 say, I tell you I know you not whence ye are: depart from me, all ye workers of unrighteousness. The weeping, and 28 the gnashing of teeth will be there, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and yourselves being cast out. And 29 they will come from east, and west, and north, and south, and will sit down at table in the kingdom of God. And, 30 behold, there are last who will be first, and there are first who will be last.

In that same hour came certain Pharisees saying unto 31 him, Get thee out and go hence, for Herod desires to kill thee. And he said unto them, Go and tell that fox, 32 behold, I cast out demons, and perform cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I finish. Neverthe- 33 less I must go about to-day, and to-morrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that killest the 34 prophets, and stonest them who have been sent unto her; how often did I desire to gather thy children as a hen gathers her chickens under the wings, and ye desired not! Behold, your house is left unto you. I

say unto 35 you, ye shall not see me until the time come when


shall say, Blessed be he that comes in the name of the Lord.

And it came to pass, when he went into the house of xiv. one of the rulers of the Pharisees on a sabbath to eat bread, that they were watching him. And, behold, there 2 was a certain man before him who had the dropsy. And 3 Jesus answering spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it lawful on the sabbath to heal or not? but 4 they held their peace. And he took hold of and cured him, and sent him away. And he answered them and 5 said, Which of you is there whose son or ox shall fall into a pit, and he will not immediately draw him up on the


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