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mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked servant. *Thou knewest that I was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not sow:

23 Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with usury ??

24 And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.

25 (And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)

26 For I say unto you, "That unto every one which hath shall be given ; and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.

27 But those mine 'enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me.

28 9 And when he had thus spoken, he "went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.

Pinterest. Pu. thee. Mat. xii. 37: By thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. do. xxii. 12 : And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither, not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.

8 Mat. xxv. 26: His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gathered where I have not strawed.

+ Rom. ii. 4,5: Despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance? But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God. u See on Mat. xiii. 12.

See on Heb. x. 13. w MARK, X. 32: They were in the way going up to Jerusalem ; and Jesus went before them.

29 And it came to pass, when he was come nigh to Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

30 Saying, Go ye into the village over against you; in the which at your entering ye shall find à colt tied, whereon yet never man sat: loose him, and bring him hither.

31 And if any man ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say unto him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

32 And they that were sent went their way, and found even as he had said unto them.

33 And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, Why loose ye the colt?

34 And they The Lord hath need of him.

35 And they brought him to Jesus : and they Ycast their garments upon the colt, and they set Jesus thereon.

36 ’And as they went, they spread their clothes in the way.

37 And when he was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen;

8 needeth his service. Rh.

See on Mat. xxi. 1, &c. and MARK, xi. 1, &c. * 2 Kings, ix. 13: Then they hasted, and took every one his garment, and put it under him on the top of the stairs, and blew with trumpets, saying, Jehu is king. Mat. xxi. 7: And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon. MARK, xi. 7: And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. John, xii. 14: And Jesus, when he had found a young ass, sat thereon. · 2 MAT. xxi. 8: And a very great multitude spread their gar-ments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

38 Saying, “Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord : "peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.'

39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.

40* And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

41 | And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and 'wept over it,

42 Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least, in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes

43 For the days shall come upon thee, that

a Ps. cxviii. 26: Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD. LUKE, xiii. 35: Behold, your house is left unto you desolate : and verily I say unto you, Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.

b See on JOHN, xvi. 33.

CHAB. ii. 11: The stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it. Mat. iii. 9: And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

d Ps. cxix. 136: Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law. Jer.ix. 1: Oh that my head were waters, and mine eyes a fountain of tears, that I might weep day and night for the slain of the daughter of my people. do. xiii. 17: But if ye will not hear it, my soul shall weep in secret places for your pride; and mine eye shall weep sore, and run down with tears, because the Lord's flock is carried captive. John, xi. 35: Jesus wept.

ē Ps. xcv. 7, 8: To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your heart as in the provocation, and as in the day of temptation in the wilderness. Heb. ij. 7, 13, 15: Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, To day if ye will hear his voice. But exhort one another daily, while it is called to day ; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. While it is said, Today if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation.

Ps. xxxvii. 13: The LORD shall laugh at him : for he seeth that his day is coming.

thine Senemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side,

44 And shall "lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall

9 press thee. Pu.

8 Deut. xxviii. 49, 52: The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth.-He shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst. ISA. xxix. 2-4: Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow : and it shall be unto me as Ariel : And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee. And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall whisper out of the dust. JER. vi. 3–6: The shepherds with their flocks shall come unto her; they shall pitch their tents against her round about; they shall feed every one in his place. Prepare ye war against her; arise, and let us go up at noon. Woe unto us! for the day goeth away, for the shadows of the evening are stretched out. Arise, and let us go by night, and let us destroy her palaces. For thus hath the LORD of hosts said, Hew ye down trees, and cast a mount against Jerusalem: this is the city to be visited; she is wholly oppression in the midst of her. Dan.ix. 26: The people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Luke, xxi. 20: And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

h 1 Kings, ix. 7,8: Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people: and at this house, which is high, every one that passeth by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house? Jer. xxvi. 18: Micah the Morasthite prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and spake to all the people of Judah, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, Zion shall be ploughed like a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of a forest. Mic. iii. 12: Therefore shall Zion for your sake be ploughed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.

not leave in thee one stone upon another; "because thou knewest not 10 the time of thy visitation.

45 And he went into the 'temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought;

46 Saying unto them, It is " written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.

47 And he taught "daily in the temple. But

10 wouldest not know. Pu.

i Mat. xxiv. 2: There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. MARK, xiii. 2: Seest thou these great buildings? There shall not be left one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down. LUKE, xxi. 6: The same words.

* Dan. ix. 24: Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins. LUKE, i. 68, 78: Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people, through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the Dayspring from on high hath visited us. 1 Pet. ii. 12: Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that,whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

"MAT. xxi. 12: And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves. MARK, xi. 11, 15: And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple; and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the even-tide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve. And they come to Jerusalem; and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves. John, ii. 14, 15: And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables.

m See on MARK, xi. 17. n John, xviii. 20: Jesus answered him, I spake openly to

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