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king of Judah, saying, The thistle that he might water it by they taught them many things by
that was in Lebanon sent to the furrows of her plantation. It was parables, and said unto them in
cedar that was in Lebanon, say- planted in a good soil by great his doctrine, And with many
ing, Give thy daughter to my waters, that it might bring forth such parables spake ho the word
son to wife: and there passed by branches, and that it might bear unto them, as they were able to
a wild beast that was in Lebanon, fruit, that it might be goodly hear it. But without a parable
and trode down the thistle
vine.

spake he not unto them: and when

they were alone, he expounded

LIONESS.
FRUITLESS VINEYARD.

all things to his disciples.
Isa. v, 1-6. Now will I sing to
Ezek. xix, 1--9. Moreover, take

Luke viil, 4, And when much thou up a lamentation for the people were gathered together, my well-beloved a song of my beloved touching his vineyard. My princes of Israel, And say, What

and were come to him out of well-beloved bath a vineyard in a

is thy mother? A lioness: she lay very fruitful bill. And he fenced down among lions, she nourished every city, he spake by a parable. it, and gathered out the stones

her whelps among young lions. Luke xv, 3. And he spake this thereof, and planted it with the whelps: It became a young lion,

And she brought up one of her parable unto them, saying. choicest vine and built a tower in and it learned to catch the prey; these things, he added and spako

Luke xix, 11. And as they heard the midst of it, and also made a

it devoured men. The nations wine-press therein; and he looked

a parable, because he was nigh to that it should bring forth grapes, also heard of him; he was taken in

Jerusalem, and because they their pit, and they brought him thought that the kingdom of God and it brought forth wild grapes. I with chains unto the land of And now, O inhabitants of Jeru

should immediately appear. salem, and men of Judah, judge, she had waited, and her hope was

Egypt. Now when she saw that ? I pray you, betwixt me and my vineyard. What could have been lost, then she took another of her 2.PARABLES IN THE NEW

TESTAMENT. Hone more to my vineyard, that I whelps, and made him a young have not done in it? wherefore, lion. And he went up and down

THE TWO FOUNDATIONS. When I looked that it should bring among the lions, he became a

Matth. vil, 24 --27. Therefore, forth grapes, brought it forth wilá young lion, and learned to catch grapes? And now go to; I will the prey, and de roured men. And whosoever heareth these sayings tell you what I will do to my and he laid waste their cities; and liken him unto a wise man, which

he knew their desolate palaces, of mine, and doeth them, I will vineyard: I will take away the bedge thereof, and it shall be

the land was desolate, and the ful- built his house upon a rock; And eated up; and break down the

ness thereof, by the noise of his the rain descended, and the floods wall thereof, and it shall be trod

roaring. Then the nations set came, and the winds blew, and And I will lay it against him on every side from beat upon that house; and it fell & Waste: it shall not be pruned nor

the provinces, and spread their not: for it was founded upon a digged; but there shall come up

net over him: he was taken in their rock. And every one that learbriers and thorng: I will also com pit. And they put him in ward in eth these sayings of mine, and mand the clouds that they rain chains, and brought him to the doeth them not, shall be likened

king of Babylon : they brought unto a foolish man, which built

him into holds, that his voice his house upon the sand; And the
RED WIYE VINEYARD.

should no more be lieard upon the rain descended, and the floods
mountains of Israel.

came, and the wiuds blew, and 180. xxvII, 2, 3. In that day sing

beat upon that house; and it fell: ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine. I the LORD do keep it; I

CHRIST'S PARABLES. aud great was the fall of it. - will water it every moment: lest Matth. xiii, 10-13, 34, 35, 53. And

TARES. any hurt it, I will keep it night the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto

Matth. xill, 24-30. Another parthem in parables? He answered able put he forth unto them, sayEAGLES AND VINE-TREE.

and said unto them, Because it is inz, The kingdom of heaven is Ezek. xvii, 3-8. And say, Thus given unto you to know the mys- likened unto a man which sowed saith the Lord God, A great eagle teries of the kingdom of heaven, good seed in his field: But while full of feathers, which had divers whosoever hath, to him shall be sowed tares among the wheat, fuit hore great wings, long-winged, but to them it is not given. For men slept, his enemy came and colours, came unto Lebanon, and given, and he shall have more and went bis way. But when the took the highest branch of the abundance; but whosoever hath blade was sprung up, and brought Cedar: He cropped off the top of not, from him shall be taken forth fruit, then appeared the linds young twige, and carried it away even the he bath. There-tares also. So the servants of the Into a land of traffick: he set it in fore speak I to them in parables: householder came and said unto a city of merchants. He took also

because they seeing, see not; him, Sir, didst thou not sow good il the seed of the land, and

planted and hearing, they bear vot; neither seed in' thy field? from whence Hivin a fruitful field; no placed it do they understand. All these then hath it tares? He said unto boy breat waters, and set it as a things spake Jesus unto the mul

them, An enemy bath done this. became a spreading vine vor 10w parable spake he 'not unto them: thou then that we go and gather

And it grew, and titude in parables; and without a The servants said unto him, Wilt stature, whose branches turned that it might be fulfilled which them up? But he said, Nay; lest, toward'him, and the roots thereof was spoken by the prophet, say, while ye gather up the tares, ye Wiere under him: so it became a ing, I will open my mouth in root up also the wheat with them. ange, and brought forth branches

, parables; I will utter things which Let both grow together until the

have been kept secret from the harvest; and in the time of harvest alone another great eagleterritu foundation of the world. And it I will say to the reapers, Gather meat wings and many Seathers came to pass, that when Jesus yo together first the tares,

and ind, behold, this vinos dia bendihad Anished these parables, bo bind them in bundles to burn her roots toward liim, and shot departed thence.

them; but gather the wheat into Mark iv, 2, 33, 84. And bol my barn,

no rain upon it.

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forth her branches toward him,

MOSTARD SEED.

thee all that debt, because thou sir; and went not. Whether Luke xlli, 18, 19. Then said he, desiredst me: Shouldest not thou them twain did the will of his Unto what is the kingdom of God also have had compassion on thy father? They say unto bim, the like? and whereunto shall I re- fellow-servant, even as I had pity first. Jesus saith unto them semble it? It is like a grain of on thet? And his lord was wroth, Verily I say unto you, That the mustard-seed, which a man took, and delivered him to the tormen- publicans and the harlots go into and cast into his garden; and it tors, till he should pay all that the kingdom of God before you grew, and waxed a great tree; and

was due unto him. the fowls of the air lodged in the

MARRIAGE FEAST. branches of it.

DAY LABOURERS.

Matt. xxii, 1-14. And Jesus Matt. xx, 1-16. For the kingdom answered, and spake unto tik LEAVEN.

of heaven is like unto a man that again by parables, and said, Tbe Matth. Xlli, 33. Another parable is an householder, which went out kingdom of heaven is like ani a spake he unto them; The kingdom early in the morning to hire certain king, which made a se of heaven is like unto leaven, labourers into his vineyard. And riage for his son, And sent forth which a woman took and hid in when he had agreed with the bis servants to call them that yes three measures of meal, till the labourers for a penny a-day, he bidden to the wedding: and they whole was leavened.

sent them into his vineyard. And would not come. Again, beest

he went out about the tbird hour, forth other servants, saying, Tel TREASURE FOUND.

and saw others standing idle in the them which are bidden, Betc Matth. xiii, 44. Again, the king- market-place, And he said unto I have prepared my dinner. by dom of heaven is like unto treas- them, Go ye also into the vine- oxen and my fatlings are killed ure hid in a field; the which when yard; and whatsover is right I will and all things are readir: c.ae a man hath found, he hideth, and give you. And they went their unto the marriage. But they for joy thereof goeth and selleth way.. Again he went out about made light of it, and went tter all that he hath, and buyeth that the sixth and ninth hour, and did ways, one to bis farm, another to field.

likewise. And about the eleventh his merchandise. And the res

hour he went out, and found nant took his servants, and eFISHING.

others standing idle, and saith treated them spitefully, and sex Matth. xiil, 47, 48. Again, the unto them, Why stand ye here all them. But when the king beard kingdom of heaven is like unto a

the day idle? They say unto him, thereof, he was wroth: and he sent net, that was cast into the sea, Because no man bath hired us forth his armies, and destroyed and gathered of every kind: He salth unto them, Go ye also those murderers, and burned up Which, when it was full, they into the vineyard; and whatsoever their city. Then saith he to bis drew tó shore, and sat down, and is right, that shali ye receive. 80 servants, The wedding is rest gathered the good into vessels, when even was coine, the lord of but they which were biddet were but cast the bad away.

the vineyard saith unto his stew not wortby. Go ye therefore inte

aru, Call the labourers, and give the highways, and as many as y DEBTORS AND CREDITORS. them their bire, begivning from shall find, bid to the marriage se

the last unto the first. And when those servants went out into the Matth. xviii, 23-34. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened the eleventh hour, they received all, as mauy as they found, both

they came that were hired about bighways, and gathered togetta unto a certain king, which would

But when bad and good and the wediling tale account of his servants. And every man a penny.

the first when he had begun to reckon, that they should have received when the king came in to see the

came, they supposed was furnished with guests. one was brought unto him, which more; and they likewiso received guests, he saw there a man which owed him ten thousand talents:

every man a penny.

And when had not on a wedding garments But forasmuch as he had not to they had received it, they mur-| And he saith unto him. Friend pay, lis lord commanded him to mured against the goodman of the how camest thou in hitber Det be sold, and his wife and children, house, saying, These last have having a wedding garment? And and all that he had, and payment wrought but one bour, and thou he was speechless. Then said the to be made. The servant there, hast made them equal unto us, king to the servants, Bind Lis fore fell down and worshipped which have borne the burden and hand and foot, and take his bim, saying, Lord, have patieuce heat of the day. But he answered away, and cast hiin into one with me, and I will pay thee all. one of them, and said, Friend, I darkness; there shall be wespues Then the Lord of that servant do thee no wrong: didst not thon and gnasking of teeth. For wag moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the that thine 4s, and go thy way: I

agree with me for a penny? Take are called, but few are chosen debt. But the same servant went will give unto this last even as out, and found one of his fellow

TEN VIRGIXS. servants, which owed him an hun to do what I will with mine own? unto thee. Is it not lawful for me

Matt. xxv, 1-12. Then shall the dred pence; and he laid hands on 18 thine eye evil, because I am kingdom of heaven be liksts! him, and took him by the throat, gaying, Pay me that thou owegt. and the first last: for many be good? So the last shall be first, unto ten virgins, which took theke

lamps, and went forth to meet ibe And his fellow-servant fell down

bridegroom. And five of the at his feet, and besought him, called, but few chosen.

were wise, and five scere foolish saying, lave patience with me,

THE Two Sons.

They that were foolish took tbeit and I will pay thee all. And he

lamps, but took no oil with thes would not; but went and cast him Matt. xxi, 28–31. But what But the wise took oil in their res into prison, till he should pay the think ye? A certain man had two sels with their lamps. While the debt. So when his fellow - ger- sons; and he came to the first, and bridegroom tarried, they a vants saw what was done, they said, Son, go work to-day in my slumbered and slept. were very sorry, and came and vineyard. He anwered and said, midnight there was a cry male. told unto their lord all that was I will not: but afterwards he re- Behold, the bridegroom come done. Then his lord, after that pented, and went. And he came go ye out to meet him. Then al he had called him, said unto him, to the second, an said kewise. those virgins arose, and trimmed O thou wicked servant, I forgavel and he answered and said, I go, their lamps. And the foolish said onto the wise, Give us of your oil;, therefore the talent from him, and , us kill him, and the inheritance for our lamps are gone out. But give it unto him which hath ten shall be ours. And they took the wise answered, saying, Not so; talents. For unto every one that him, and killed him, and cast him lest there be not enough for us bath shall be given, and he shall out of the vineyard. What shall and you: but go ye rather to them have abundance : but from him therefore the lord of the vineyard that sell, and buy for yourselves. that hath not, shall be taken away do? He will come and destroy the And while they went to buy, the even that which he hath.

husbandmen, and will give the bridegroom came; and they that

vineyard unto others. were ready went in with him to the

SOWER marriage: and the door was shut. Mark iv, 3.-9. Hearken; Behold,

BLIND GUIDE. Afterward came also the other there went out a power to sow:

Like vi, 39. And he spake a virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open And it came to pass, as ne sowed, parable unto them, Can the blind to us. But he answered and said,

some fell by the way-side, and the Verily I say unto you, I know you fowls of the air came and de- lead the blind? shall they not both

fall into the ditch? DUL.

voured it up.

And some fell on

stony ground, where it had not TALENTS.

MIDNIGHT VISITOR. much earth; and immediately it Matth. xxv, 14--29. For the king-sprang up, because it had no

Luke xi, 5-8. And he said unto dom of heaven is as a man travel depth of earth: But when the them, Which of you shall have a ling into a tar country, who called sun was up, it was scorched; and, friend, and shall go unto him at bis own servants, and delivered because it had no root, it withered midnight, and say unto him, unto them his goods. And unto away. And some 'fell among Friend, lend me three loaves; one he gave five talents, to another thorns, and the thorns grow up For a friend of mine in his journey two, aud to another one; to every and choked It, and it yielded no

is come to me, and I have nothing min according to his several fruit. And other fell on good to set before him? And he from ability; and straiglıtway took his ground, and did yield fruit that within shall answer and say, journey. Then he that had re- sprang up, and increased, and Trouble me not: the door is now ceived the five talents went and brought forth, some thirty, and shut, and my children are with me traded with the same, and made some sixty, and some an bundred. in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. them other five talents. And like. And he said unto them, Ile that I say unto you, Though he will wise he that had received two, he bath ears to hear, let bim bear.

not rise and give him, because he also gained other two. But he

is his friend; yet, because of his that had received one went and

SEED SPRINGING UP

importunity, he will rise and give digged in the earth, and hid his

him as many as he needeth.

IMPERCEPTIBLY. lord's money. After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, Mark iv, 26-29. And he said, So

UNCLEAN SPIRIT. and reckoneth with them. And is the kingdom of God, as if a man

Luke xi, 24-26. When the unso be that had received five should cast seed into the ground; clean spirit is gone out of a man, talents came and brought other And should sleep, and rise night he walketh through dry places, five talents, saying, Lord, thou and day, and the seed should deliveredst'unto mé five talents: spring and grow up, he knoweth seeking rest; and finding nono, hé

saith, I will returu unto my house behold, I have gained besides not how. For the earth bringeth whence I came out. And when them five talents more. His lord forth fruit of herself; first the he cometh, he findeth it swept said unto him, Well done, thou | blade, then the ear, after that the and garnished, Then goeth be, good and faithful servant;' thou full corn in the ear. But when

and taketh to him seven other the fruit is brought forth, imme- spirits more wicked than bimself; hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over diately be putteth in the sickle, and they enter in, and dweli

the harvest is come many things: enter thou into the

there: and the last state of that joy of thy lord. He also that had

man is worse than the first. received two talents came and

HUSBANDMEX. said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto Mark xii, 1–9. And be began to

RICT F001.. me two talents: behold, I have speak unto them by parables. A guined two other talents besides certain man planted a vineyard; a parable unto them, saying, The

Luke xil, 16-21. And ho spake them. His lord said unto him, and set an hedge abont it, and Well done, good and faithful ser- digged a place for the wine-fat, brought forth plentifully; And he vant; thou hast been faithful over and built a tower, and let it out to a few things, I will make thee husbandmen, and went into a far thought within himself, saying,

What shall I do, because I have ruler over many things: enter country, And at the season he no room where to bestow my thou into the joy of thy lord. Then sent to the husbandmen a servant,

fruits? he which had received the one

And he said, This will I that he might receive from the do: I will pull down my barns, and talent came and said, Lord, I husbandmen of the fruit of the build greater; and there will i knew theo that thou art an hard vineyard. And they canght him, bestow

all my fruits and my goods. man, reaping where thou hast not and beat him, and sent him away And I will say to my soul, Soul, sown, and gathering where thou empty. And again be sent unto thou hast much goods laid 'up for hast not strawed : And I was them another servant; and at him afraid, and went and hid thy they cast stones, and wounded many years; take thine ease, eat, talent in the earth: lo, there thou him in the head, and sent him drink, and be merry. But God

And

said unto him, Thou fool, this hast that is thine. His lord an- away shamefully handled. swered and said unto him, Thou again be sent another; and him night thy soul shall be required of

thee: then whose shall those wicked and slothful servant, thou they killed, and many others; thiugs be which thou hast proknewest that I reap where I beating some, and killing some. sowed not, and gather where i Having yet therefore one gon, his vided? So is he that layeth up have not strawed; Thou oughtest well-beloved, he sent him also last treasure for himself, and is not therefore to have put my money unto

them, saying, They will rich toward God. to the exchangers, and then at my reverence my son. But those

BARREN FIG-TREE. coming I should have received husbandmen said among themmine own with usury. Take selves, This is the heir; come, let Luke xiii, 6-9. Ho spake also

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this parable; A certain man had a and her neighbours together, say- , thou hast killed for him the fig-tree planted in his vineyard; ing, Rejoice with me; for I have fatted calf. And he said tato and he came and sought fruit found the piece which I had lost. him, Son, thou art ever with Da, thereon, and found none. Then

and all that I have is thine. It said he unto the dresser of his

PRODIGAL Sox.

was meet that we should rate vineyard, Behold, these three Luke xv, 11-32. And he said, A merry, and be glad: for this is years I come seeking fruit on this certain man hal two sons: And brother was dead, and is al.72 fig-tree, and find none: cut it the younger of them said to his again; and was lost, and is found down; why cumbereth it the father, Father, give me the porground? And he answering, said tion of goods tha falleth to me.

UxJUST STEWARD. unto him, Lord, let it alone this And he divided into them his year also, till I shall dig about it, living. And not many days after, unto his disciples, There was a

Luke xvi, 1-8. And he said als and dung it: And if it bear fruit, wel; and if not, then after that gether, and took his journey into steward; and the same was a the younger son gathered all to

certain rich man which had a thou shalt cut it down.

a far country, and there wasted cused unto him that be bad

his substance with riotous living. GREAT SUPPER,

And when he had spent all, there wasted his goods. And he culis Luke xiv, 16-24. Then said he arose a mighty famine in that it that I hear this of the

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him, and said unto him, HOT unto him, A certain man made a land; and ho began to be in want. great supper, and bade many: And he went and joined himself thou mayest be po louger stef

account of thy stewardships And sent his servant at supper to a citizen of that country; and

ard. time to say to them that were he sent him into his fields to feed

Then the steward

within himself, What shall I 4% biddon, Come; for all things are swine. And he would fain have now ready. And they all with filled his belly with the husks for my lord taketh away from me one consent began to make ex. that the swine did eat; and no

the stewardship: I cannot dig te The first said unto him, I man gave unto him. And when beg I am ashamed. I am reself

ed what to do, that, when I have bought a piece of ground, he came to himself, he said, How and I must needs go and see it: 1 many

hired servants

put out of the stewardship, the of my

may receive me into their houses pray thee have me excused. And father's have bread enough, and

So he called every one of another said, I have bought five to sparo, and I perish with hun- lord's debtors unto him, and said yoke of oxen, and I go to prove gul I will arise, and go to my them: I praythee have me excused. father, and will say unto him, thou unto my lord? And he said

unto the first, How much one And another said, I have married Father, I have siuned against An hundred measures of oil and a wife; and therefore I cannot Heaven, and before thee, And am he said unto him, Take thy hall come. so that servant came, and no more worthy to be called thy and sit down quickly, and write showed his lord these things. son: make me as one of thy bired fifty. Then said he to another, and Then the master of the house, servants. And he arose, and came how much owest thou? Add le being angry, said to his servant, to his father. But when he was said, An hundred measures al Go out quickly into the streets yet a great way off, his father saw

wheat. And he said unto ha. and lanes of the city, and

bring in him, and had compassion, and ran; Take thy bill,and write fourscore hither the poor, and the maimed,

and fell on his neck, and kissed And the lord commended the us and the halt, and the blind. And him. And the son said unto him, just steward, because he had dos: the servant said, Lord, it is done Father, I have sinned against as thou hast commanded, and yet Heaven, and in thy sight, and am wisely: for the children of this there is room.

world are in their generation riser And the lord said

no more worthy to be called thy than the children of light, unto the servant, Go out into the son. But the father said to bis highways and hedges, and compel servants, Bring forth the best

RICHI AND POOR. them to come in, that my house robe, and put it on him; and put a may be filled. For I say unto ring on bis hand, and shoes on his Luke xvi, 19-31. There a you, That

none of those men feet: And bring hither the fatted certain rich man, which was which were bidden shall taste of calf

, and kill it; and let us eat, clothed in purple and fine lloza, my supper.

and be merry: For this my son and fared sumptuously every dep.

was dead, and is alive again; heAnd there was a certain be LOST SHEEP.

was lost, and is found. And they named Lazarus, which was latus Luke xv, 4-6. What man of you, elder son was in the field: and as ing to be led with the crumbs

began to be merry. Now his his gale full of sores. And desi having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave

he came and drew nigh to the which fell from the rich mit's the ninety and nine in the wilder- / house, he heard musick

and danc-table: moreover the dogs came and ness, and go after that which is ing. And he called one of the licked his sores.

And it came lost, until he find it? And when

servants, and asked what these pass, that the beggar died, and a he hath found it, he layoth it on things meant. And he said unto carried by the angels into Abro his shoulders rejoicing.

binn, Thy brother is come; and thy bam's bosom: the rich man als

And when he cometh home, he calleth

father bath killed the fatted cali, died, and was buried; And in bei together his friends and neigh-because he hath received him sate be lifted up his eyes, being lute

and sound. bours, saying unto them, Rejuice and would not go in; therefore off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And

And he was angry, ments, and seeth Abraham af with me; for I have found my Bheep which was lost.

came his father out, and entreat-be cried and said, Father Adm ed him. And he answering said ham, have mercy on me, and send

to his father, Lo, these many Lazarus, that he may dip the 13 Lost MONEY.

years do I serve thee; neither of his finger in water, and cool ! Luke xv, 8, 9. Either what iransgressed I at any time thy tongue; for I am tormented in this woman, having ten pieces of commandment; and yet thou fame. ' But Abraham said, Sce, silver, if she lose one piece, doth never gavest me a kid, that I remember that thou in thy life not light a candle, and sweep the might make merry with my time receivedst thy good things house, and seek diligently till she friends: But as soon as this thy and likewise Lazarus evil things find its And when she hath

son was come, wbich bath de- but now he is comforted, and thou found it, she calleth her friends (voured thy living with barlots, 1 art tormented. And beside 2

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this, between us and you there is us. And it came to pass, that, and the wolf catcheth them, and
a great gull fixed: so that they when he was returned, having re- scattereth the sheep. The hire-
which would pass from hence to ceived the kingdom, then he ling fleeth, because he is an hire-
you cannot; neither can they pass commanded these servauts to be ling, and careth not for the sheep.
to us,that would come from thence. called unto him to whom he had
Then he said, I pray theo there given the money, that he might

3. ALLEGORY fore, father, that thou wouldest know how much every man had

CEDAR. send him to my father's house: gained by trading. Then came Ezek. xxxi, 2--13. Son of man, For I have five brethren; that he the first, saying, Lord, thy pound Speak unto Pharaoh king of may testify unto them, lest they hath gained ten pounds. And he Egypt, and to his multitude, also come into this place of tor- said unto bim, Well, thou good Whom art thou like in thy greatment, Abraham saith unto him, servant: because thou hast been ness? Behold, the Assyrian was They have Moses and the pro- faithful in a very little, have thou & cedar in Lebanon with fair phets; let them hear them. And authority over ten cities. And the branches, and with a shadowing he said, Nay, father Abraham: but second came, saying, Lord, thy shroud, and of an high stature; if one went unto them from the pound hath gained five pounds. and his top was among the thick dead, they will repent. And he And he said likewise to him, Be boughs. The waters made bim said unto him, If they hear not thou also over five cities. And great, the deep set him up onhigh Moges and the prophets, neither another came, saying,Lord, behold, with ber rivers running round will they be persuaded though one here is thy pound, which I have about his plants, and sent out her rose from the dead.

kept laid up in a napkin: For I little rivers unto all the trees of

feared thee, because thou art an the field. Therefore his height UNJUST JUDGE AND IMPORTUNATE austere man: thou takest up that was exalted above all the trees of Widow.

tbou layest not down, and reapest the field, and his boughs were

that thou didst not sow. And le multiplied, and his branches beLuke xviii, 2--6. Saying, There

saith unto hiin, Out of thino own came long, because of the multiwas in a city a judge, which feared mouth will I judge thee, thou tude of waters, when he shot not God, neither regarded man: wicked servant. Thou knewest forth. All the fowls of heaven And there was a widow in that that I was an austere man, taking made their bests in his boughs, city; and she came unto him, say-up that I laid not down, and reap- and under his branches did all ing, Avenge me of mine adversary: ing that I did not sow. Where the beasts of the field bring forth And he would not for a while: but fore then gavest not thou my their young, and under his sbadow afterwards he said within himself,

money into the bank, that at my dwelt all great nations. Thus Though I fear not God, nor regard coming I might have required was he fair in his greatness, in the man; Yet, because this widow

mine own with usury? And he length of his branches: for his troubleth me, I will avenge her,

said unto them that stood by, root was by great waters. The lest by her continual coming she weary me. And the Lord said, give it to him that hath ten not bide him: the fir-trees were

Take from him the pound, and cedars in the garden of God could Hear what the unjust judge pounds.

not like his boughs, and the saith.

chesnut-trees were not like his

VERNAL TREES. PAARISEE AND PUBLICAN.

branches: nor any tree in the

Luke xxi, 29--32. And he spake garden of God was like unto him Luke xvill, 9--14. And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig- in his beauty. I have made bim this parable unto certain which tree, and all the trees; When fair by the

ultitude his trusted in themselves that they they now shoot forth, yo see and branches: so that all the trees of were righteous, and despised know of your own selves that rum- Eden, that were in the garden of others: Two men went up into the mor is now nigh at hand. Solike God, envied him. Therefore thus temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, wise ye, when ye see these things saith the Lord God, Because thou and the other a publican. The

come to pass, know yo that the hast lifted up thyself in height, Phariseo stood and prayed thus kingdom of God is nigh at hand. and he hath shot up his top with himself, God, I thank thee, Verily I say unto you, This gen- among the thick boughs, and his that I am not as other men are, eration shall not pass away till heart is lifted up in his height; extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or all be fulfilled.

I have therefore delivered him even as this publican. I fast twice

into the hand of the mighty one in the week, I give tithes of all

SHEPHERD.

of the heathen; he shall surely that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up

John x, 1-5, 12, 13. Verily, deal with him: I have driven him

out for his wickedness. And so much as his eyes unto heaven, verily, I say unto you, He that but smote upon bis breast, saying, entereth not by the door into the strangers, the terrible of the naGod be merciful to mo a singer. I sheep-fold, but climbeth up some tions, have cut him off, and have tell you, This man went down to other way, the same is a thief and left him: upon the mountains and his house justified rather than the

a robber. But he that entereth in all the valleys his branches are other: for every one that exalteth in by the door is the sbepherd of fallen, and his boughs are broken himself shall be abased; and he

the sheep. To bim the porter by all the rivers of the land; and that humbleth himself 'shall be openeth; and the sheep hear his all the people of the earth are exalted.

voice; and he calleth his own gone down from his shadow, and

sheep by name, and leadeth them have left him, Upon bis ruin TEN Pounds.

out. And when he putteth forth shall all the fowls of the heaven Luke xix, 12-24. He said there his own sheep, he goeth before remain, and all the beasts of the fore, A certain nobleman went them, and the sheep follow bim: field shall be upon his branches. into a far country to receive for for they know his voice. And a himself a kingdom, and to return. stranger will they not follow, but

4. EMBLEMS. And he called his ten servants and will fee from him: for they know

BOWS AND ARROWS. delivered them ten pounds,andsaid not the voice of sirangers. But 2 Kings xiil, 14--19. Now Elisha unto ihem, Occupy till I come. But he that is an bireling, and not the was fallen sick of his sickness his citizens hated him, and sent a shepherd, whose own the sheep whereof be died. And Joash tbe message after him, saying, We will are uot, seeth the wolf coming, king of Israel came down unto not bave this man to reign over I and leaveth the sheep, and tieech: I him, and wept over his face, and

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