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And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, tempting him, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life? 26 And he said unto him, What is written in the law ? 27 how readest thou ? And he answering said, Thou shalt

love the Lord thy God from all thy 'heart, and with all thy

soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind, and 28 thy neighbour as thyself. And he said unto him, Thou 29 answeredst right : this do, and thou shalt live. But he

desiring to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my 30 neighbour ? Jesus replied and said, A certain man was

going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among

robbers, who also stripped him of his raiment, and beat 31 him and went away, leaving him half dead. And by chance

a certain priest was going down in that way; and when he 32 saw him, he passed by on the other side. And in like

manner also a Levite, having arrived at the place, came 33 and saw and passed by on the other side. But a certain

Samaritan journeying, came where he was, and when he 34 saw was moved with compassion, and went up to him, and

bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him

on his own beast, and brought him to a khân and took care 35 of him. And on the morrow he took out two denarii, and

gave them to the host and said, Take care of him; and

whatsoever thou shalt spend more, when I come again, I will 36 pay thee. Which of these three, thinkest thou, was neigh37 bour unto him that fell among the robbers? And he said,

He that did mercy on him. And Jesus said unto him, Go and do thou in like manner.

Now it came to pass as they journeyed, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha 39 received him into the house. And she had a sister called

Mary, who also sat at the feet of the Lord and was hearing 40 his word. But Martha was cumbered about much minister

ing. And she came to him and said, Lord, dost thou not

care that my sister left me to minister alone ? speak to 41 her therefore that she help me. But the Lord answered

and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art anxious and 42 troubled about many things, but one thing is needful : for

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Mary chose for herself the good. part, which shall not be taken away from her.

And it came to pass, that, as he was in a certain place XI. praying, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Father, 2 Hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; give us day by 3 day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, for we also 4 forgive every one that is indebted to us; and lead us not into temptation.

And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a 5 friend, and shall go unto him at midnight and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine 6 is come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shall answer and say, 7 Trouble me not: the door has been already shut, and my children with me are in bed; I cannot get up and give thee. I say unto you, Though he will not get up 8 and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needs. And I say unto you, Ask and it will be given 9 you : seek and ye will find; knock and it will be opened

For every one that asks receives ; and he 10 that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Which of you that is a father, if a son shall ask 11 bread, will he give him a stone ? or also a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent ? Or if he shall also ask an egg, 12 will he give him a scorpion ? If ye then, being evil, know 13 to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father from heaven give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ?

And he was casting out a demon, and it was dumb. 14 And it came to pass, when the demon went out the dumb spake. And the multitudes marvelled. But some of them 15 said, By Beelzebul the prince of the demons he casts out the demons. And others tempting, were seeking of him a 16 sign from heaven. And he knew their thoughts, and said 17 unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought

unto you.

18 to desolation; and a house against a house falls. And

if Satan also is divided against himself, how shall his

kingdom stand ? because ye say that I cast out the demons 19 by Beelzebul. And if I by Beelzebul cast out the demons,

by whom do your sons cast them out ? therefore they them20 selves shall be your judges. But if I cast out the demons by

the finger of God, then the kingdom of God is already come 21 unto you. When the strong man armed keeps his palace, 22 his goods are in peace : but when a stronger than he shall

come upon and overcome him, he takes away his whole 23 armour whereon he had trusted, and divides his spoils. He

that is not with me is against me: and he that gathers not 24 with me scatters. When the unclean spirit is gone out of

the man, it goes through dry places seeking rest; and

finding none it says, I will return into my house whence 25 I came out. And having come it finds it swept and 26 garnished. Then it goes, and takes to it seven other

spirits more evil than itself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than

the first. 27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain

woman from among the multitude lifted up her voice and

said unto him, Blessed the womb that bare thee, and 28 breasts which thou didst suck. But he said, Nay rather, blessed they that hear the word of God and keep it.

And as the multitudes were crowding together, he began to say, This generation is an evil generation : it seeks a

sign; and there will no sign be given to it but the sign 30 of Jonah. For even as Jonah was a sign unto the Nine

vites, so will also the Son of man be to this generation. 31 A queen of the south will be raised in the judgment with

the men of this generation, and will condemn them; for

she came from the ends of the earth to hear the wisdom of 32 Solomon; and, behold, more than Solomon is here. Men

of Nineveh will rise in the judgment with this generation, and will condemn it; because they repented at the

proclamation of Jonah ; and, behold, more than Jonah is 33 here. No one, having lighted a lamp, puts it into a

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secret place, neither under the bushel, but on the lampstand, that they who come in may see the light. The 34 lamp of the body is thine eye. When thine eye is sound, thy whole body also is full of light; but when it is evil, thy body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that 35 the light which is in thee be not darkness. If therefore 36 thy whole body be full of light, having no part dark, the whole will be full of light, as when the lamp with its bright shining gives thee light.

And as he spake, a Pharisee asks him to dine with 37 him : and he went in and sat down to meat. And when 38 the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he did not first wash himself before the dinner. And the Lord said unto him, 39 Now do ye Pharisees cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter; but your inward part is full of robbery and wickedness. Fools, did not he that made the outside 40 make the inside also ? But give what is in them as alms; 41 and, behold, all things are clean unto you. But woe unto 42 you, Pharisees ! for ye pay tithe of the mint and the rue and every herb, and pass over the judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave those undone. Woe unto you, Pharisees ! for ye love the chief 43 seat in the synagogues, and the salutations in the markets. Woe unto you, for ye are as the tombs which appear not, 44 and the men that walk over them know it not. But one of 45 the lawyers answering says unto him, Teacher, in saying these things thou ill-treatest us also. And he said, To you 46 lawyers also woe; for ye burden men with burdens grevious to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. Woe unto you! for ye build the 47 tombs of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. So then ye are witnesses and consent to the deeds of 48 your fathers; for they indeed killed them, and ye build. Wherefore also the wisdom of God said, I will send unto 49 them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and persecute; that the blood of all the pro- 50 phets, shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation ; from the blood of Abel unto 51

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the blood of Zechariah, who perished between the altar

and the house : yea, I say unto you, it will be required 52 of this generation. Woe unto you, lawyers ! for ye took

away the key of knowledge : ye entered not in yourselves, and them entering in ye hindered.

And when he came out thence, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke 54 him to speak of more things, lying in wait to catch something out of his mouth.

In the mean time, when the multitude was gathered together in tens of thousands, insomuch that they trod one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first,

Take heed to yourselves of the leaven of the Pharisees, 2 which is hypocrisy. But there is nothing covered that

will not be revealed ; and hid that will not be known. 3 Therefore whatsoever ye said in the darkness will be heard

in the light; and that which ye spake in the ear in the 4 chambers will be proclaimed upon the housetops. And I say

unto you my friends, be not afraid of them that kill the 5 body, and after that have no more that they can do. But

I will teach you whom ye shall fear; fear him, who after

he has killed has authority to cast into hell. Yea, I say 6 unto you, fear him. Are not five sparrows sold for two 7 pennies, and not one of them forgotten before God? But

the very hairs of your head have been all numbered. Fear 8 not, ye are of more value than many sparrows. But I

say unto you, whosoever shall confess me before men, him

will the Son of man also confess before the angels of God; 9 but he that denied me before men will be denied before the 10 angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against

the Son of man, it will be forgiven him : but unto him that

blasphemed against the Holy Ghost, it will not be forgiven. 11 And when they bring you before the synagogues, and the

principalities, and the powers, be not anxious how or what 12 defence ye shall make or what ye shall say; for the Holy

Spirit will teach you in the same hour what ye ought

to say.

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And one from among the multitude said unto him,

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