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CHRIST DINES WITH A PHARISEE.
37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him and he went in, and sat down to meat*.
when the Pharisee saw it, he
platter; but your inward part
* See Vol. Ministry, pp. 179–181.
and rue, and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. 44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.
45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us also. 46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 Truly ye bear
witness, that ye allow the deeds
Luke xi. 37-54.
of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. 49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: 50 that the blood of all the prophets which were shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51 from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple : verily I say unto you, It shall
be required of this generation.
DISCIPLES WARNED AGAINST HYPOCRISY.
1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall
not be known. 3 Therefore
* See Vol. Ministry, p. 189.
Luke xii. 1-12.
forewarn you whom ye shall
me before men, shall be denied
THE RICH MAN DYING SUDDENLY.
13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge, or a divider over you? 15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he
16 And he spake
a parable unto them, saying,
22 And he said unto his dis
ciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what shall put ye
on*. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens for they neither sow, nor reap; which neither have store-house, nor barn; and God feedeth them: How much more are ye better than the fowls! 25 And which of you with taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?
27 Consider the lilies how they grow they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven: how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
31 But rather seek ye the
* See Vol. Ministry, p. 201.