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Tribute paid to Cesar. CHAP. XXII. Sadducees confuted. gathered together all as many d*21 They say unto him, Ceas they found, both bad and sar's. Then saith he unto good: and the wedding was furnished with guests. t 11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

them, Render therefore unto
Cesar the things which are
Cesar's; and unto God the
things that are God's.
f22 When they had heard
these words, they marvelled,
and left him, and went their

12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in way. hither not having a wed-f23 The same day came ding garment? And he was speechless.

t 13Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

f15¶ Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.

n 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that the art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou

to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,

24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:

26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh.

27 And last of all the woman died also.

28 Therefore in the resur

for any man: for thou regard-rection whose wife shall she est not the person of men. be of the seven? for they all had her.

17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or


29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

w18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said,t 30 For in the resurrection Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?

they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

19 Shew me the tribute money. And they brought un-t 31 But as touching the reto him a penny. surrection of the dead, have 20 And he saith unto them, ye not read that which was Whose is this image and spoken unto you by God, superscription? saying,

The commandments. S. MATTHEW. Pharisees exposed. t32 I am the God of Abraham, | f46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

33 And when the multi


tude heard this, they were as-THEN spake Jesus to the

tonished at his

t 34¶ But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.

35 Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

36Master, which is the great commandment in the law? d37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."

38 This is the first and great commandment.

d 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.


multitude, and to his


2Saying, Thescribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: d3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not.

4 For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. e 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 And love the uppermost

40 On these two command-rooms at feasts, and the chief ments hang all the law and seats in the synagogues, the prophets. 7 And greetings in the marf41 While the Pharisees kets, and to be called of: were gathered together, Je- Rabbi, Rabbi. sus asked them,

42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David.

43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,

a 44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?

45 If David then call him ord, how is he his son?


8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.

9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.

10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.

d11 But he that is greatest among you shall be your



Woes against hypocrisy, &c. t 12 And whosoever shall ex- 21 And whoso shall swear alt himself shall be abased; by the temple, sweareth by and he that shall humble it, and by him that dwelleth himself shall be exalted. therein.

w13 But woe unto you, t 22 And he that shall swear scribes and Pharisees, hypo- by heaven, sweareth by the crites!for ye shut up the king- throne of God, and by him dom of heaven against men: that sitteth thereon.

for ye neither go in your-w23 Woe unto you, scribes selves, neither suffer ye them and Pharisees,hypocrites! for that are entering to go in. ye pay tithe of mint and anise w14 Woe unto you, scribes and cummin, and have omitand Pharisees,hypocrites! for ted the weightier matters of ye devour widows' houses, the law, judgment, mercy, and for a pretence make long and faith: these ought ye to prayer: therefore ye shall re- have done, and not to leave ceive the greater damnation. the other undone. w15 Woe untoyou,scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

w24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel."

w25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, w16 Woe unto you, ye blind but within they are full of exguides, which say, Whosoever tortion and excess. shall swear by the temple, itd 26 Thou blind Pharisee, is nothing; but whosoever cleanse first that which is shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor!

w17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?

18 And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty.

w19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?

within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

w27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees,hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. w29 Woe unto you, scribes 20 Whoso therefore shall and Pharisees, hypocrites! swear by the altar, sweareth because ye build the tombs of by it, and by all things there- the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,


Destruction of the S. MATTHEW.

temple foretold. 30 And say, If we had been he that cometh in the name in the days of our fathers, we of the Lord. would not have been parta


kers with them in the blood AND Jesus went out, and

of the prophets.

departed from the tem31 Wherefore ye be wit- ple: and his disciples came nesses unto yourselves, that to him for to shew him the ye are the children of them buildings of the temple. which killed the prophets. r 2 And Jesus said unto 32 Fill ye up then the mea- them, See ye not all these sure of your fathers. things? Verily I say unto w33 Ye serpents, ye genera-you, There shall not be left tion of vipers, how can ye es- here one stone upon another, cape the damnation of hell? that shall not be thrown 34 Wherefore, behold, I down.

send unto you prophets, and f3 ¶ And as he sat upon the wise men, and scribes: and mount of Olives, the disciples some of them ye shall kill and came unto him privately,saycrucify; and some of them ing, Tell us, when shall these shall ye scourge in your syna- things be? and what shall be gogues, and persecute them the sign of thy coming, and from city to city:

of the end of the world?

35That upon you may come d 4 And Jesus answered and all the righteous blood shed said unto them, Take heed upon the earth, from the that no man deceive you. blood of righteous Abel unto 5 For many shall come in my the blood of Zacharias son of name, saying, I am Christ; Barachias, whom ye slew be- and shall deceive many. tween the temple and the r 6 And ye shall hear of wars altar.. and rumours of wars: see that 36 Verily I say unto you, ye be not troubled: for all All these things shall come upon this generation. h 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, ye shall say, Blessed is

these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.

r9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.

10 And then shall many be

Signs of Christ's offended, and shall betray for the elect's sake, those one another, and shall hate days shall be shortened.

CHAP. XXIV. coming to judgment.

one another.

23 Then if any man shall

711 And many false prophets say unto you, Lo, here is shall rise, and shall deceive Christ,or there;believe it not.

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24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. 25 Behold, I have told you before.

14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached d 26 Wherefore if they shall in all the world for a witness say unto you, Behold, he is unto all nations; and then in the desert; go not forth: shall the end come. behold, he is in the secret

15 When ye therefore shall chambers; believe it not. see the abomination of deso-t 27 For as the lightning lation, spoken of by Daniel cometh out of the east, and the prophet, stand in the shineth even unto the west; holy place, (whoso readeth, so shall also the coming of the let him understand:) Son of man be.

d 16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:

17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his


18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.

19 And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day: 21 For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

t 22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: t 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shal. gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

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