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Herod reproved. Chap. xiv. Charity is recommended. ye, and tell that fox, Behold, I 8 When thou art bidden of any cast out devils, and I do cures man to a wedding, sit not down in to-day and to-morrow, and the the highest room ; lest a more hothird day I shall be perfected. nourable man than thou be bidden

33 Nevertheless, I must walk to- of him ; day, and to-morrow, and the day 9 And he that bade thee and following: for it cannot be that a him, come and say to thee, Give prophet perish out of Jerusalem. this man place; and thou begin

34 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, with shame to take the lowest which killest the prophets, and room. stonest them that are sent unto 10 But when thou art bidden, thee; how often would I have go and sit down in the lowest gathered thy children together, as room; that when he that bade a hen doth gather her brood under thee cometh, he may say unto her wings, and ye would not! thee, Friend, go up higher: then

35 Behold, your house is left shalt thou have worship in the unto you desolate : and verily I presence of them that sit at meat say unto you, Ye shall not see with thee. me, until the time come when ye 11 For whosoever exalteth shall say, Blessed is he that com- himself shall be abased; and he eth in the name of the Lord. that humbleth himself shall be

CHAP. XIV. exalted. Fesus tcacheth humility. | 12 | Then said he also to him AND it came to pass, as he that bade him, When thou makest

A went into the house of one a dinner or a supper, call not thy of the chief Pharisees to eat bread/friends, nor thy brethren, neither on the sabbath-day, that they thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighwatched him.

bours; lest they also bid thee 2 And, behold, there was a again, and a recompence be made certain man before him, which thee. had the dropsy.

| 13 But when thou makest a 3 And Jesus, answering, spake feast, call the poor, the maimed, unto the lawyers, and Pharisees, the lame, the blind : saying, Is it lawful to heal on the 14 And thou shalt be blessed ; sabbath-day?

for they cannot recompense thee: 4 And they held their peace. for thou shalt be recompensed at And he took him, and healed him, the resurrection of the just. and let him go;

| 15 | And when one of them 5 And answered them, saying, that sat at meat with him, heard Which of you shall have an ass or these things, he said unto him, an ox fallen into a pit, and will Blessed is he that shall eat bread not straightway pull him out on in the kingdom of God. the sabbath-day?

116 Then said he unto him, A 6 And they could not answer certain man made a great supper, him again to these things. and bade many :

7 T And he put forth a parable 17 And sent his servant at supto those which were bidden, when per-time to say to them that were he marked how they chose out the bidden, Come, for all things are chief rooms; saying unto them, snow ready.

The great supper. $. Luke.

The lost sheep. 18 And they all with one consent 29 Lest haply, after he hath began to make excuse. The first laid the foundation, and is not said unto him, I have bought a able to finish it, all that behold it piece of ground, and I must needs begin to mock him, go and see it: I pray thee have 30 Saying, This man began to me excused.

build, and was not able to finish. 19 And another said, I have 31 Or what king, going to make bought five yoke of oxen, and I war against another king, sitteth go to prove them: I pray thee not down first, and consulteth have me excused.

whether he be able with ten thou20 And another said, I have sand to meet him that cometh married a wife; and therefore I against him with twenty thoucannot come.

sand ? 21 So that servant came, and 32 Or else, while the other is shewed his lord these things. yet a great way off, he sendeth Then the master of the house, be- an ambassage, and desireth coning angry, said to his servant, Go ditions of peace. out quickly into the streets and 33 So likewise, whosoever he lanes of the city, and bring in hi- be of you, that forsaketh not all ther the poor, and the maimed, that he hath, he cannot be my and the halt, and the blind. disciple..

22 And the servant said, Lord, 34 g Salt is good: but if the it is done as thou hast command salt have lost his savour, whereed, and yet there is room. with shall it be seasoned ?

23 And the lord said unto the 35 It is neither fit for the land, servant, Goout into the highways nor yet for the dunghill; but men and hedges, and compel them to cast it out. He that hath ears to come in, that my house may be hear, let him hear. filled.

CHAP. XV. 24 For I say unto you, That Parable of the lost sheep. none of those men which were THEN drew near unto him bidden, shall taste of my supper. 1 all the publicans and sinners

25 And there went great mul- for to hear him. titudes with him : and he turned, 2 And the Pharisees and scribes and said unto them,

murmured, saying, This man 26 If any man come to me, and receiveth sinners, and eateth with hate not his father, and mother, them. and wife, and children, and 3 T And he spake this parable brethren, and sisters, yea, and unto them, saying, his own life also, be cannot be my 4 What man of you, having an disciple.

Jhundred sheep, if he lose one of 27 And whosoever doth not them, doth not leave the ninety bear his cross, and come after and nine in the wilderness, and me, cannot be my disciple.. go after that which is lost, until he - 28 For which of you, intending find it? to build a tower, sitteth not down 5 And when he hath found it, first, and counteth the cost, he layeuh it on liis shoulders, rewhether he have sufficient to fi-joicing. nish it?

ľ û And when he cometh home,

Parable of ihe
Chap. xv.

prodigal son. he calleth together his friends and servants of my father's have bread neighbours, saying unto them, lenough, and to spare, and I peRejoice with me; for I have found rish here with hunger! my sheep which was lost. 18 I will arise, and go to my

7 I say unto you, that likewise father, and will say unto him, joy shall be in heaven over one Father, I have sinned against hea. sinner that repenteth, more than ven, and before thee, over ninety and nine just persons, 19 And am no more worthy to which need no repentance. be called thy son : make me as

& TEither what woman, having one of thy hired servants. ten pieces of silver, if she lose one 20 And he arose, and came to piece, doth not light a candle, and his father. But, when he was yet sweep the house, and seek dili- a great way off, his father saw gently till she find it ?

him, and had compassion, and 9 Ånd when she hath found it, ran, and fell on his neck, and she calleth her friends and ber kissed him. neighbours together, saying, Re- 21 And the son said unto him, joice with me; for I have found Father, I have sinned against heathe piece which I had lost. ven, and in thy sight, and am no

10 Likewise, I say unto you, more worthy to be called thy son. There is joy in the presence of] 22 But the father said to his the angels of God, over one sin- servants, Bring forth the best ner that repenteth.

Trobe, and put it on him; and put 11 | And he said, A certain a ring on his hand, and shoes on man had two sons :

his feet: 12 And the younger of them . 23 And bring hither the fatted said to his father, Father, give me calf, and kill it ; and let us eat, the portion of goods that falleth to and be merry: me. And he divided unto them 24 For this my son was dead, bis living. .

and is alive again; he was lost, 13 And not many days after and is found. And they began the younger son gathered all toge- to be merry. ther, and took his journey into a 25 Now, his elder son was in tär country, and there wasted his the field : and as he came and substance with riotous living. Screw nigh to the house, he heard

14 And when he had spent all, musick and dancing. there arose a mighty samine in 26 And he called one of the that land ; and he began to be in servants, and asked what these

things meant. 15 And he went and joined 27 And he said unto him, himself to a citizen of that coun-Thy brother is come; and thy try; and he sent him into his father hath killed the fatted call, fields to feed swine.

because he hath received him safe 16 And he would fain have fill- and sound. ed his belly with the husks that 28. And he was angry, and the swine did eat: and no man would not go in : therefore came gave unto him.

his father out, and entreated him. 17 And when he came to him- 29 And he, answering, said to sclf, he said, How many hired his father, Lo, these many years.

any days after 1 to be meow; his eldere Scame aard


The unjust steward. S. Luke. Hypocrisy reproved. do I serve thee, neither trans-lhe said, An hundred measures of gressed I at any time thy com- wheat. And he said unto him, mandment; and yet thou never Take thy bill, and write fourgavest me a kid ; that I might score. make merry with my friends : l. 8 And the lord commended the

30 But as soon as this thy son unjust steward, because he had was come, which hath devoured done wisely: for the children of thy living with harlots, thou hast this world are in their generation killed for him the fatted calf. wiser than the children of light.

31 And he said unto him, Son, 9 And I say unto you, Make to thou art ever with me, and all that yourselves friends of the mammon I have is thine.

of unrighteousness; that, when 32 It was meet that we should ye fail, they may receive you into make merry, and be glad : for everlasting habitations. this thy brother was dead, and is 10 He that is faithful in that alive again ; and was lost, and is which is least, is faithful also in found.

much ; and he that is unjust in CHAP. XVI. the least, is unjust also in much. . Of the unjust steward. 11 If, therefore, ye have not A ND he said also unto his been faithful in the unrighteous A disciples, There was a cer- mammon, who will commit to tain rich man, which had a stew- your trust the true riches? ard; and the same was accused 12 And if ye have not been unto him that he had wasted his faithful in that which is another goods.

man's, who shall give you that 2 And he called him, and said which is your own? unto him, How is it that I hear 13 No servant can serve two this of thee? give an account of masters: for either he will hate thy stewardship; for thou mayest the one, and love the other; or be no longer steward.

lelse he will hold to the one, and 3 Then the steward said within cespise the other. Ye cannot himself, What shall I do, for my serve God and mammon. lord taketh away from me the 14 | And the Pharisecs also, stewardship? I cannot dig; to beg who were covetous, heard all I am ashamed.

these things : and they derided 4 Iam resolved what to do, that him. when I am putout or the steward- 15 And he said unto them, Ye ship, they may receive me into are they which justify yourselves their houses.

before men ; but God knoweth 5 So he called every one of his your hearts: for that which is lord's debtors unto him, and said highly esteemed among men is unto the first, "How much owest abomination in the sight of God. thou unio my lord ?

16 The law and the prophets 6 And he said, An hundred were until John: since that time measures of oil. And he said un-ithe kingdom of God is preached, to him, Take thy bill, and sit and every man presseth into it. clown quickly, and write fifty. ! 17 And it is easier for heaven

7 Then said he to another, and earth to pass, than one tittle Andhow muchowest thou ? And of the law to fail.

The rich glutton. Chap. xvii. To avoid giving offence:

18 Whosoever putteth away hisslest they also come into this place wife, and marrieth another, com- of torment. initteth adultery ; and whosoever 29 Abraham saith unto him, marrieth her that is put away They have Moses and the profrom her husband, committeth phets; let thein hear them. adultery.

I 30 And he said, Nay, father 19 | There was a certain rich Abraham : but if one went unto mun, which was clothed in pur-them from the dead, they will ple and fine linen, and fared sump-repent. tuously every clay :

| 31 And he said unto him, If 20 And there was a certain they hear not Moses and the probeggar named Lazarus, which phets, neither will they be perwas laid at his gate, full of sores, suaded though one rose from the

21 And desiring to be fed with dead. the crumbs which fell from the CHAP. XVII. rich man's table: moreover, the. To avoid giving offence: dogs came and licked his sores. THEN said he unto his disci

22 And it came to pass, that 1 ples, It is impossible but the beggar died, and was carried that offences will come : but woe by the angels into Abraham's bo- unto him through whom they som : the rich man also died, and come! was buried;

1 2 It were better for him that à 23 And in hell he lifted up his millstone were hanged about his eyes, being in torments, and seeth neck, and he cast into the sea, Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in than that he should offend one of his bosom.

these little ones. 24 And he cried, and said, Fa- 3 Take heed to yourselves : ther Abraham, have mercy on If thy brother, trespass against me; and send Lazarus, thathe may thee, rebuke him; and if he ret dip the tip of his finger in water, pent, forgive him. and cool my tongue ; for I am 4 And if he trespass against tormented in this flame,

thee seven times in a day, and se25 But Abraham said, Son, re- ven times in a day turn again to inember, that thou in thy lifetime thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt receivecist thy good things, and forgive him. likewise Lazarus evil things: but 5 11 And the apostles said unto now he is comforted, and thou the Lord, Increase our faith. art tormented.

16 And the Lord said, Ifye hadi 26 And, besides all this, between faith as a grain of mustard seed, • us and you there is a great gulf ye might say unto this sycamine

fixed: so that they which would tree, Be thou plucked up by the pass from hence to you cannot; root, and be thou planted in the neither can they pass to us, that sea ; and it should obey you. would come from thence. 1 og But which of you having a

27 Then he said, I pray thee, servant plowing, or feeding cattle, therefore, father, that thou would will say unto him by andby, when estsend him to my father's house: he is come from the field, Goand

28 For I have five brethren ; sit down to meat? that he may testify unto them, 8 And will not rather say unto

26 Antly by there is thich would prove,

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