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The firodigal son. 805 Go out quickly into the streets and lanes ! 5 And when he hath found it, he layof the city, and bring hither the poor, , eth it on his shoulders, rej: icing. and the maimed, and the halt, and the 6 And when he cometh home, he callblind.
eth together his friends and neighbours, 22 And the servant said, Lord, it is saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for done as thou hast commanded, and yet I have found my sheep which was lost. there is room.
7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall 23 And the Icrd said unto the servant, be in heaven over one sinner that repentGo out into the highways and hedges, eth, more than over ninety and nine just and compel them to come in, that my persons, which need yo repentance. house may be filled.
8 ? Either what woman having ten 24 For's say unto you, That none of pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth those men which were bidden, shall taste ; not light a candle, and sweep the house, of my supper:
and seek diligently till she find it ? 25 [ And there went great multitudes 9 And when she hath found it, she with him : and he turned, and said unto calleth her friends and her neighbours them,
together, saying, Rejoice with me ; for I 26 If any man come to me, and hate have found the piece which I had lost. not his father, and mother, and wife, and 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, i joy in the presence of the angels of God and his own life also, he cannot be my over one sinner that repenteth. disciple.
11 | And he said, a certain man had 27 And whosoever doth not bear his two sons : cross, and come after me, cannot be my 12 And the younger of them said to disciple.
his father, Father, give me the portion 28 For which of you intending to build ' of goods that falleth to me. And he dia tower, witteth not down first, and count- vided unto them his living. eth the cost, whether he have sufficient 13 And not many days after, the to finish it?
younger son gathered all together, and 29 Lest haply after he hath laid the I took his journey into a far country, and foundation, and is not able to finish it, all there wasted his substance with riotous that behold it begin to mock him, living.
30 Saying, This man began to build, 14 And when he had spent all, there and was not able to finish.
arose a mighty famine in that land ; and 31 Or what king going to make war he began to be in want. against another king, sitteth not down 15 And he went and joined himself to first, and consulteth whether he be able a citizen of that country ; and he sent with ten thousand to meet him that com- him into his fields to feed swine. eth against him with twenty thousand ? 16 And he would fain have filled his
32 Or else, while the other is yet a belly with the husks that the swine did great way off," he sendeth an ambassage, eat, and no man gave unto him. and desireth conditions of peace.
17 And when he came to himself, he 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you | said, How many hired servants of my that forsaketh not all that he hath, he father's have bread enough and to spare, cannot be my disciple.
and I perish with hunger! 34. T Salt is good: but if the salt have 18 I will arise and go to my father, and lost his savour, Wherewith shall it be sea- will say unto him, Father, I have sinned soncd ?
against heaven, and before thee, 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet 19 And am no more worthy to be callfor the dunghill ; but men cast it out. ed thy son: make me as one of thy hired Ile that hath ears to hear, let him hear. servants. CHAP. XV.
20 And he arose, and came to his fa1 The parablc of the lost sheep: 8 Of the ther. But when he was yet a great way friece of silver ; 11 Of the prodigal son. off, his father saw him, and had comHÉN drew near unto him all the pub- passion, and ran, and fell on his neck,
. and kissed him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes mur- 21 And the son said unto him, Father, mured, saying, This man receiveth sin- I have sinned against heaven, and in thy ners, and eateth with them.
sight, and am no more worthy to be call3 | And he spake this parable unto ed thy son. them, saying,
22 But the father said to his servants, 4 What man of you having an hun- Bring forth the best robe, and put it on clred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth him, and put a ring ou his hand, and not leave the ninety and nine in the wil- shoes on his feet. vierness, and go afier that which is lost, 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, "n:if he find it?
and kill it ; and let us eat, and be merry:
306 Of the unjust steyyard. ST. LUKE. The rich glution and Lazarus.
24 For this my son was dead, and is selves friends of the mammon of unrightalive again ; he was lost, and is found. eousness; that when ye fail, they may And they began to be merry,
receive you into everlasting habitacions 25 Now his elder son was in the field: 10 He that is faithful in that which is and as he came and drew nigh to the least, is faithful also in much ; and he that house, he heard musick and dancing. is unjust in the least, iş unjust also in much.
26 And he called one of the servants, * 11 If therefore ye have not been faithand asked what these things meant.: ful in the unrighteous mammon, who will
27 And he said unto him, Thy brother commit to your trust the true riches ? is come; and thy father hath killed the 12 And if ye have not been faithful in falted calf, because he hath received that which is another man's, who shali him safe and sound.
give you that which is your own? 28 And he was angry, and would not 13 | No servant can serve two masters: go in ; therefore 'came his father out, for either he will hate the one, and love and entreated him.
the other, or else he will hold to the one, 29 And he answering, said to his fa- || and despise the other. Ye cannot serve ther, Lo, these many years do I serve | God and mammon. thee, neither transgressed I at any time 14 And the Pharisees also, who were thy commandment; and yet thou never covetous, heard all these things, and gavest me a kid, that I might make mer- they derided him. ry with my friends :
15 And he said unto them, Ye are they 30 But as soon as this thy son was which justify yourselves before men ; come, which hath devoured thy living but God knoweth your hearts: for that with harlots, thou hast killed for him the which is highly esteemed among men, is fatted calf.
abomination in the sight of God. 31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art 16 The law and the prophets were unever with me: and all that I have is thine. til John : since that time the kingdom
32 It was meet that we should make of Gal is preached, and every man pressmerry, and be glad: for this thy brother leth into it. was dead, and is alive again ; and was 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth lost, and is found.
to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail CHAP. XVI.
i8 Whosoever putteth away his wife, ? Of the unjust steward. 14 The hyproc- and marrieth another, committeth adul
risy of the covelous Pharisees reprov- tery; and whosoever marrieth her that ed. 19 The rich glutton, and Lazarus is put away from her husband, committhe beggar.
, | was a certain rich man, had a steward; and the same was accused linen, and fared sumptuously every day : unto him that he had wasted his goods. 20 And there was a certain beggar
2 And he called him, and said unto named Lazarus, which was laid at his him, How is it that I hear this of thee? gate, full of sores, give an account of thy stewardship : for 21 And desiring to be fed with the thou mayest be no longer steward. crumbs which fell from the rich man's
3 Then the steward said within him- table : moreover, the dogs came and self, What shall I do? for my lord tak- licked his sores. eth away from me the stewardship: I 22 And it came to pass, that the beg: fannot dig ; to beg I am ashamed.
gar died, and was carried by the angels 4 I am resolved what to do, that when into Abraham's bosom. The rich man I am put out of the stewardship, they also died, and was buried : may receive me into their houses.
29 And in hell he lified up his eyes, 5 So he called every one of his lord's being in torments, and seeth Abraham debtors unto him, and said unto the first, afar off, and Lazarus in his basom. How much owest thou unto my lord? 24 And he cried, and said, Father A.
6 And lie said, An hundred measures braham, have mercy on me, and send of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his bill, and sit down quickly, and write tifty. tinger in water, and cool my tongue :
7 Then said he to another, And how for I am tormented in this flame. much owest thou? And he said, An hun- 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember dred measures of wheat. And he said unto that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy liim, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. good things, and likewise Lazarus evil
8 And the lord commended the unjust things ; but now he is comforted, and steward, because he had done wisely : for thou art tormented. the children of this world are in their gen- 26 And beside all this, between us cration wiser than the children of light. and you there is a great gulf fixed : s
9 And I say unto you, Make to your-"that they which would pass from henge
A There waisa certain richi man which which was clothed in cortajleriand
One to forgive another. CHAP, vv. of Christ's coming. 807 to you, cannot; neither can they pass to | village, there met him ten men that were üs, that would come from thence. lepers, which stood afar off:
27 Then he said, I pray thee therefore, 13 And they lifted up their voices, and father, that thou wouldest send him to said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. my father's house:
14 And when he saw them, he said, 28 For I have five brethren; that he unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the may testify unto them, lest they also come priests. And it came to pass, that, as into this place of torment.
they went, they were cleansed. 29 Abraham saith unto him, They 15 And one of them, when he saw that have Moses and the prophets ; let them || he was healed, turned back, and with a hear them.
loud voice glorified God, 30 And he said, Nay, Father Abraham: 16 And fell down on his face at his but if one went unto them from the dead, || feet, giving him thanks: and he was a they will repent:
Samaritan 31 And he said unto him, If they hear 17 And Jesus answering said, Were not Moses and the prophets, neither will there not ten cleansed ? but where are they be persuaded, though one rose from the nine? the dead.
18 There are not found that returned CHAP, XVII.
to give glory to God, save this stranger. 1 7o avoid giving offence. 3 One to 19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy
forgive anoiner. 11 The ten lepers. 20 || way: thy faith hath made thee whole. Of the kingdom of God, and ihe com- 20 s And when he was demanded of ing of the Son of man.
the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God "HËN said he unto the disciples, It is should come, he answered them and said,
impossible but that offences will | The kingdom of God cometh not with come: but woe unto him through whom observation. they come!
21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or 2 It were better for him that a millstone lo there! for behold, the kingdom of Gol were hanged about his neck, and he cast is within you. into the sea, than that he should offend 22 And he said unto his disciples, The one of these little ones.
days will come, when ye shall desire to 39 Take heed to yourselves: If thy see one of the days of the Son of man, brother trespass against thee, rebuke and ye shall not see it. him; and if he repent, forgive him. 23. And they shall say to you, See here;
4 And if he trespass against thee seven or, see there: go not after them, nor foltimes in a day, and seven times in a day low them. turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou 24 For as the lightning that lighteneth shalt forgive him.
out of the one part under heaven, shineth 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord, unto the other part under heaven ; so Increase our faith.
shall also the Son of man be in his day. 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as 25 But first must he suffer many things, a grain of mustard-seed, ye miglit say and be rejected of this generation. unto this sycamine-tree, Be thou plucked 26 And as it was in a days cf Noe, up by the root, and be thou planted in the so shall it be also in the days of the Son of sea; and it should obey you.
man. 7 But which of you, having a servant 27 They did eat, they drank, they plowing, or feeding cattle, will say unto married wives, they were given in marhim by and by, when he is come from riage, until the day that Noe entered into the field, Go and sit down to meat ? the ark; and the flood came, and de.
8 And will not rather say unto him, stroyed them all. Make ready wherewith I may sup, and 28 Likewise also as it was in the days gird thyself
, and serve me, till I have of Lot: they did eat, they drank, they caten and drunken; and afterward thou bought, they sold, they planted, they shalt eat and drink?
builded; 9 Both he thaok that servant because 29 But the same day that Lot went out he did the things that were commanded of Soilom, it rained fire and brimstore him? I trow not.
from heaven, and destroyed them all: 10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have 30 Even thus shall it be in the day done all those things which are com- when the Son of man is revealed. manded you, say, We are unprofitable 31 In that dav, he which shall be upon servants : we have done that which was the house-top, and his stuff in the house, our duty to do.
let liim not come down to take it away: 11 And it came to pass, as he went and he that is in the field, let hiin liketo Jerusalem, that he passed through the wise not return back. midst of Samaria and Galilee.
32 Remember Lot's wife. 12 And as die entered into a certain 33 Whosoever shall seek to sare his life,
808 The importunate widow ST. LUKE. Children brought to Christ. shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose | when his disciples saw it, they rebuked his life, shall preserve it.
them. 34 I tell you, in that night there shall 16 But Jesus called them unto him, and be two men'in one bed; the one shall be said, Suffer little children to come unto taken, and the other shall be left. me, and forbid them not: for of such is
35 Two women shall be grinding to the kingdom of God. gether; the one shall be taken, and the 17 Verily I say unto you, Whosceser other left.
shall not receive the kingdom of God as 36 Two men shall be in the field; the a little chüd, shall in no wise enter therein. one shall be taken, and the other left. 18 And a certain ruler asked him, say
37 And they answered and said unto ing, Good Master, what shall I do to inhim, Where, 'Lord? And he said unto herit eternal life? them, Wheresoever the body is, thither 19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callwill the eagles be gathered together. est thou me good? none is good, sare CHAP. XVIII.
one, that is God. 1 The importunate widow. 4 The Phari. 20 Thou knowest the coromandments,
see and publican. 15 Children brought Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do to Christ. 28 All to be left for Christ's not steal, Do not bear false witness, sake.
Honour thy father and thy mother. AND the spake ja parable unto them
21 And he said, All these have I kept to this end, that men ought always from my youth up. to pray, and not to faint;
22 Now wlien Jesus heard these things, 2 Saying, There was in a city a judge, he said unto him, yet lackest thou one which feared not God, neither regarded thing: sell all that thou hast, and distrib
ute unto the poor, and thou shalt have 3 And there was a widow in that city ; treasure in heaven: and come, follow me. and she came unto him, saying, Avenge 23 And when he heard this, he was me of mine adversary,
very sorrowful: for he was very rich. 4 And he would not for a while: but 24 And when Jesus saw that he was afterward he said within himself, Though | very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall I fear not God, nor regard man; they that have riches enter into the king.
5 Yet because this widow troubleth dom of God! me, I will avenge her, lest by her contin- 25 For it is easier for a camel to go ual coming she weary me.
through a needle's eye, than for a rich 0 And the Lord said, Hear what the man to enter into the kingdom of God. urjust judge saith.
26 And they that heard it, said, Who And shall not God avenge his own then can be saved? elect, which cry day and night unto him, 27 And he said, The things which are imthough he bear long with them?
possible with men, are possible with God. 8 I tell you that he will avenge them 28 Then Peter said, Lo, we have s; seedily. Nevertheless, when the Son left all, and followed thee. of man cometh, shall he find faith on 29 And he said unto them, Verily I say the earth
unto you, There is no man that hath left 9 And he spake this parable unto cer- house, or parents, cr brethren, or wife, or tain which trusted in themselves that they children for the kingdom of God's sake, were righteous, and despised others : 30 Who shall not receive manitold
10 Two men went up into the temple more in this present time, and in the to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the world to come life everlasting, other a publican.
31 9 Then he took unto him the tweire, 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus and said unto then, Behold, we go up to with himself, God, I thank thee, that I Jerusalem, and all things that are writam not as other men are, extortioners, ten by the prophets conceruing the Sou unjust, adulterers, oreven as this publica.n. of man shall be accompitshed.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give 31 For he shall be delivered unto the tithes of all that I possess.
Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spite 13 And the publican, standing afar off, fully entreated, and spitted on ; would not lift up so much as his eyes 33 And they shail scourge him, and uto heaven, but smete upon his breast, put him to death : and the third day he saying, God be merciful to me a sinner. shall rise again.
14 I tell you, this man went down to 34 And they understood none of these his house justified rather than the other : things : and this saying was hid from for every one that exalteth himself shall them, neither knew they the things which be abased ; and he that bumbleth him- were spoken. seif shall be exalted.
354 And it came to pass, that as he was 15 And they brought unto him also Come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blin! infants, that he would touch them: but man sat by the way-side begging ;
A hrowie Serichintered and passed didse are some;
Zaccheus, the publican. CH AP. 21x Parable of the nobleman. 809 36 And hearing the multitude pass by, || delivered them ten pounds, and said unto he asked what it meant.
them, Occupy till I come. 37 And they told him, That Jesus of 14 But his citizens hated him, and Nazareth passeth by.
sent a message after him, saying, We 38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou will not have this man to reign over us. son of David, have mercy on me.
15 And it came to pass, that when he 39 And they which went before rebuk- I was returned, having received the kinged him, that he should hold his peace : |dom, then he commanded these servants but he cried so much the more, Thou son to be called unto him, to whom he had givof David, have mercy on me.
en the money, that he might know how 40 And Jesus stood and commanded much every man had gained by trading. him to be brought unto him : and when 16 Then came the first, saying, Lord, he was come near, he asked him, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall 17 And he said unto him, Well, thou do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I good servant : because thou hast been may receive iny sight.
faithful in a very little, have thou au42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thority over ten cities. thy sight : thy faith hath saved thee. 18 And the second came, saying, Lord,
43 And immediately he received his thy pound hath gained five pounds. sight, and followed him, glorifying God : 19 And he said likewise to him, Be and all the people, when they saw it, gave thou also over five cities. praise unto God.
20 And another came, saying, Lord, CHAP. XIX.
behold, here is thy pound, which I have 1 The publican Zaccheus. 13 The ten kept laid up in a napkin : pieces of money. 28 Christ rideth into 21 For I feared thee, because thou art Jerusalen, 41 wecpeth over it, 45 and an austere man: thou takest up that thou furgeth the temple.
layedst not down, and reapest that thou through Jericho
22 And he saith unto him, Out of thine 2 And behold, there was a man named own mouth will I judge thee, thou wickZaccheus, which was the chief among ed servant. Thou knewest that I was an the publicans, and he was rich.
austere man, taking up that I laid not 3 And he sought to see Jesus who he | down, and reaping that I did not sow : was; and could not for the press, be- 23 Wherefore then gavest not thou cause he was little of stature.
my money into the bank, that at my 4 And lie ran before, and climbed up coming I might have required mine own into a sycamore-tree to see him ; for hic with usury, ? was to pass tliat qualy.
24 And be said unto them that stood 5 And when Jesus came to the place, by, Take from him the pound, and give jie looked up, and saw him, and said un- it to him that hath ten pounds. to him, Zaccheus, make haste, and come 25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he down: for today I must abide at thy house. hath ten pounds.)
6 And tie made haste, and came down, 26 For I say unto you, That unto évand received him joy fully:
ery one which hath, shall be given ; and 7 And when they sawii, they all mur- from hiin that hath not, even that he mured, saying, 'That he was gone to be hath shall be taken away from him. gliest with a man that is a sinner.
27 But those mine enemies, which 8 And Zaccheus stood, and said unto I would not that I should reign over them, the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my bring hither, and slay them before me. goods I give to the poor; and if I have 28 | And when he had thus spoken, he taken any thing from any man by false went before, ascending up to Jerusalem. accusation, I restore lin four-fold.
29 And it came to pass, when he was 9 And Jesus said unto him, This day, come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, is salvation come to this house, forso- at the mount called the mount of Olives, much as he also is the son of Abraham. he sent two of his disciples,
10 l'or the Son of pian is come to seek 30 Saying, Goye into the village over aand to save that which was lost.
gainst you; in the which at your enteringye 11 And is they heard these things, shall find a colt tied, whereon yet never he added and spase a parable, because man sat: loose him, and bring him hither. lie was high to Jerusalem, and because 31 And if any man ask you, Why do they thought that the kingdom of God ve loose him ? thus shall ye say unto him, sliould imunediately appcar.
Because the Lord hath need of him. 12 He sais therefore, I certain noble- 32 And they that were sent went their man went into a lir country to receive way, and found even as he had said unto for himseli a kingdom, and to return. them. 17 Ind he caller! his ten scrvants, and 3.3 And as they were loosing the colt,