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flame. But Abraham said, Child, remember that thou 25 in thy life time receivedst thy good things, and in like manner Lazarus his bad things : but now he is comforted here, and thou art tormented. And besides all this, 26 between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, that they who desire to pass hence to you may not be able, nor those cross over to us thence. And he said, I ask 27 thee, therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's house ; for I have five brethren; that he may 28 testify fully unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. But Abraham says unto him, They have 29 Moses and the prophets ; let them hear them. And he 30 said, Nay, father Abraham, but if one go unto them from the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they 31 hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one should rise from the dead.

And he said unto his disciples, It is impossible but xvii. that offences will come; but woe unto him by whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged 2 about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to offend. Take heed 3 to yourselves. If thy brother sin, rebuke him, and if he repent, forgive him. And if he shall sin against thee 4 seven times in a day, and seven times turn to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.

And the apostles said unto the Lord, Increase our 5 faith. But the Lord said, If ye have faith as a grain of 6 mustard seed, ye might have said unto this sycamine tree, Be thou plucked up by the root and planted in the sea; and it would have obeyed you. But which of you, having a 7 servant plowing or shepherding, will say unto him, when he is come in from the field, Come near immediately and sit down to meat ? Will he not rather say unto him, Make 8 ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself about, and minister to me, till I have eaten and drunken, and afterward thou shall eat and drink? Does he thank the 9 servant because he did the things that were commanded ? So also ye, when ye shall have done all the things that 10


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were commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants, we have done that which is our duty to do.

And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, that he was passing through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he was entering into a certain village, there met 13 him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off, and lifted up the voice and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy

And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to 15 pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.

But one of them, seeing that he was cured, turned back, with a 16 loud voice glorifying God, and fell on his face at his 17 feet, giving him thanks; and he was a Samaritan. And

Jesus answered and said, Were not the ten cleansed ? the 18 nine, where are they? Were there found none that turned 19 back to give glory to God, save this stranger ? And he said unto him, Arise and go : thy faith has saved thee.

And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God comes, he answered them and said, The kingdom 21 of God comes not with observation, nor will they say,

Lo here ! or there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is among you.

And he said unto the disciples, Days will come, when ye will long to see one of the days of the Son of man, and will 23 not see it. And they will say to you, Lo there! lo here ! 24 go not away and pursue not. For as the lightning that

lightens out of one part under heaven, shines unto the

other part under heaven, so will the Son of man be in his 25 day. But first he must suffer much, and be rejected by 26 this generation. And as it was in the days of Noah, so 27 will it be also in the days of the Son of man; they were

eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered

into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. 28 In like manner even as it was in the days of Lot; they

were eating, they were drinking, they were buying, they 29 were selling, they were planting, they were building; but

the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and



brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. After the 30 same manner will it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day, he who shall be upon the housetop, 31 and his stuff in the house, let him not come down to take it away: and he that is in the field, let him in like manner not turn back. Remember Lot's wife. Whosoever shall 32, 33 seek to possess his life, will lose it; and whosoever shall lose it will preserve it alive. I tell you, in that night there will 34 be two men on one bed; one will be taken and the other will be left : two women will be grinding together; the one 35 will be taken, and the other will be left. And they answer- 37 ing say unto him, Where, Lord ? and he said unto them, Wheresoever the carcase is, there also will the eagles be gathered together.

And he spake a parable unto them, to the end that xvIII. they ought always to pray and not to faint, saying, There 2 was in a certain city a certain judge, who feared not God nor reverenced man. And there was a widow in that city, 3 and she kept coming unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary. And he would not for a time; but afterward 4 he said within himself, Though I fear not God nor reverence man, yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge 5 her, lest by coming for ever she beat me out. And the Lord 6 said, Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will 7 not God avenge his elect, who cry unto him day and night, and he is long-suffering over them? I tell you that he 8 will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man has come, will he find faith on the earth ?

And he spake also this parable unto certain who trust 9 in themselves that they are righteous, and set at nought the rest. Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a 10 Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood 11 and was praying thus, God, I thank thee that I am not as the rest of men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican; I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all 12 that I acquire. And the publican, standing afar off, would 13 not even lift up his eyes unto heaven, but was smiting his breast, saying, O God be propitious to me the sinner. I tell 14



you, this man went down to his house justified rather indeed than the other: for every one that exalts himself will be humbled; and he that humbles himself will be exalted.

And they brought unto him also the infants, that he might 16 touch them: but the disciples seeing, rebuked them. But

Jesus called them unto him, saying, Leave the little

children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such 17 is the kingdom of God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever

will not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, will not enter therein.

And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Teacher, 19 what shall I do to inherit everlasting life? And Jesus said

unto him, Why callest thou me good ? none is good, 20 save one, God. Thou knowest the commandments, Do

not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear 21 false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother. And 22 he said, All these I kept from my youth. When Jesus

heard, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell

all that thou hast and distribute unto the poor, and thou 23 shalt have treasure in heaven, and come follow me. But

when he heard this, he became very sorrowful ; for he was 24 exceeding rich. And Jesus looked on him and said, How

hardly do they that have riches go into the kingdom of 25 God! For it is easier for a camel to enter through the eye

of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom 26 of God. And they that heard said, And who can be 27 saved ? But he said, The things impossible with men are 28 possible with God. And Peter said, Lo, we left our own, 29 and followed thee. And he said unto them, Verily I say

unto you, there is no one that has left house, or wife, or

brethren, or parents, or children, for the kingdom of God's 30 sake, who will not receive manifold more in this present

time, and in the world to come life everlasting. 31 And he took with him the twelve, and said unto them,

Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and all that has

been written through the prophets for the Son of man will 32 be finished; for he will be delivered up unto the Gentiles, 33 and will be mocked and be ill-treated and spit upon : and


they will scourge and kill him: and the third day he will rise again. And they understood none of these things ; 34 and this saying was hid from them, and they knew not the things which were spoken.

And it came to pass, that as he drew nigh unto Jericho, 35 a certain blind man sat by the way side begging. And 36 having heard a multitude passing by, he asked what it meant. And they told him that Jesus the Nazarene was 37 passing. And he cried out, saying, Jesus, son of David, 38 have mercy upon me. And they who went before rebuked 39 him that he should hold his peace : but he cried so much the more, Son of David, have mercy on me. And Jesus 40 stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he drew nigh, he asked him, What wilt thou that I 41 shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive sight. And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight; thy 42 faith has saved thee. And immediately he received sight, 43 and followed him, glorifying God. And all the people, seeing it, gave praise unto God.

And he entered and was passing through Jericho. XIX. And, behold, a man named Zacchaeus, and he was a chief 2 publican and was rich : and he was seeking to see Jesus who 3 he was; and could not for the multitude, because he was little of stature. And he ran on before, and went up a syco- 4 more tree to see him; for he was about to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said 5 unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and 6 came down, and received him joyfully. And when they 7 saw it they all murmured, saying, He is gone in to lodge with a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood and said unto the 8 Lord, Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I took aught from any one by false accusation, I pay fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day 9 is salvation come to this house, inasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham; for the Son of man came to seek and to 10 save that which was lost.

And as they were hearing these things, he added and 11

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