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LUKE XIII. 8 none; cut it down ; why cumbereth it the ground? And he

answering said unto him ; Lord, let it alone this year also, 9 till I shall dig about it, and dung it; and if it bear fruit,

well ; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down. 10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sab11 bath. And behold, there was a woman which had a spirit

of infirmity eighteen years; and was bowed together, and 12 could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her,

he called her to him, and said unto her; Woman, thou art 13 loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her;

and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation,

because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath-day, and said unto the people ; There are six days in which men ought to

work; in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the 15 sabbath-day. The Lord then answered him, and said ;

Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath

loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to 16 watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of

Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, 17 be loosed from this bond on the sabbath-day? And when

he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed ; and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

Then said he; Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and 19 whereunto shall I resemble it? It is like a grain of mustard

seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it

grew, and waxed a great tree, and the fowls of the air 20 lodged in the branches of it. And again he said ;, 21 Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God ? It is like

leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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XIV. And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the sabbath-day, that 2 they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man 3 before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering,

spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying; Is it lawful 4 to heal on the sabbath-day ? And they held their peace. 5 And he took him, and healed him and let him go. And he

answered them, saying ; Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on

LUKE XIV. 6 the sabbath-day ? And they could not answer him again to 7 these things. And he put forth a parable to those

which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out 8 the chief rooms, saying unto them; When thou art bidden

of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room; lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him

; 9 and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee ; Give

this man place; and thou begin with shame to take the low10 est room. But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in

the lowest room, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee; Friend, go up higher. Then shalt

thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat 11 with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased ; 12 and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Then

said he also to him that bade him ; When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither

thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours ; lest they also bid 13 thee again, and a recompense be made thee. But when

thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, 14 the blind ; and thou shalt be blessed, for they cannot recompense

thee ; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrec15 tion of the just.

And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him ;

Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16 Then said he unto him ; A certain man made a great supper, 17 and bade many.

And he sent his servant at supper-time, to say to them that were bidden; Come, for all things are now 18 ready. And they all with one consent began to make ex

The first said unto him ; I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee, have 19 me excused. And another said ; I have bought five yoke

of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee, have me ex20 cused. And another said ; I have married a wife, and there21 fore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his

lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant; Go out quickly into the streets

and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the 22 maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said; Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is

And the lord said unto the servant ; Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, 24 that my house may be filled. For I say unto you, that

none of those men which were bidden, shall taste of my supper.

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LUKE XIV. And there went great multitudes with him ; and he turned, 26 and said unto them ; If any man come to me, and hate not

his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my

disci27 ple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross and come 28 after me, cannot be my disciple.

For which of you intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth 29 the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it ? lest haply

after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, 30 all that behold it begin to mock him, saying; This man 31 began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king

going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to

meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand ? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth 33 an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So like

wise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he 34 hath, he cannot be my disciple. Salt is good ; but if the salt 35 have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned? It is

neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dung-hill ; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners, 2 for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured,

saying ; This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with 3 them.

And he spake this parable unto them, saying ; 4. What man of you having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of

them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilder5 ness, and go after that which is lost until he find it? And

when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoic6 ing; and when he cometh home, he calleth together his

friends and neighbours, saying unto them; Rejoice with me, , for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you,

that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that re

penteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons which 8 need no repentance.

Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a

candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently, till she find 9 it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and

her neighbours together, saying ; Rejoice with me; for I 10 have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I say

unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of 11 God over one sinner that repenteth. And he said ; A 12 certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said

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LUKE XV. to his father ; Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.

And he divided unto them his living. 13 And not many days after, the younger son gathered all to

gether, and took his journey into a far country; and there 14 wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had

spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land ; and he 15 began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a

citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to 16 feed swine. And he would fain have filled his belly with the

husks that the swine did eat; and no man gave unto him. 17 And when he came to himself, he said ; How many hired

servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare ! and 18 I perish here with hunger. I will arise and go to my father,

and will say unto him ; Father, I have sinned against 19 Heaven, and before thee; I am no more worthy to be called 20 thy son ; make me as one of thy hired servants. And he

arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a

great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion; and 21 ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

And the son said unto him ; Father, I have sinned against Heaven and

in thy sight; and am no more worthy to be called thy son. 22 But the father said to his servants ; Bring forth the best robe,

and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on 23 his feet. And bring bither the fatted calf, and kill it; and 24 let us eat and be merry; for this my son was dead, and is

alive again ; he was lost, and is found. And they began to 25 be merry. Now his elder son was in the field ; and as he

came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dan26 cing. And he called one of the servants, and asked what 27 these things meant. And he said unto him ; Thy brother is

come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he 28 hath received him safe and sound.

And he was angry, and would not go in. Therefore came his father out, and en29 treated him. And he answering said to his father ; Lo,

these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at

any time thy commandment ; and yet thou never gavest me 30 a kid, that I might make merry with

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friends. But as as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 31 And he said unto him ; Son, thou art ever with me, and all 32 that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make mer

ry, and be glad, for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

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LUKE XVI. And he said also unto his disciples ; There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused 2 unto him that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him ; How is it that I hear this of thee ?

give an account of thy stewardship ; for thou mayest be no 3 longer steward.

Then the steward said within himself; What shall I do, because my lord taketh away from me the 4 stewardship? I cannot dig, to beg I am ashamed. I am re

solved what to do, that, when I am put out of the steward5 ship, they may receive me into their houses. So he called

every one of his lord's debtors unto him, and said unto the 6 first; How much owest thou unto my lord ? And he said ;

A hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him; Take 7 thy bill, and sit down quickly, and write fifiy. Then said

he to another; And how much owest thou ? And he said ;

A hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him; 8 Take thy bill, and write four-score. And the lord commend

ed the unjust steward, because he had done wisely ; for the

children of this world are in their generation wiser than the 9 children of light. And I say unto you; Make to your

selves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that when

ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 10 He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in

much; and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in 11 much. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unright

eous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true 12 riches? and if ye have not been faithful in that which is

another man's, who shall give you that which is your own? 13 No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one,

and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all 15 these things; and they derided him. And he said unto

them ; Ye are they which justify yourselves before men ;

but God knoweth your hearts ; for that which is highly es-. 16 teemed among men, is abomination in the sight of God. The

law and the prophets were until John ; since that time the

kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into 17 it. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one 18 tittle of the law to fail. Whosoever putteth away his wife,

and marrieth another, committeth adultery; and whosoever

marrieth her that is put away from her husband committeth 19 adultery. There was a certain rich man, which was

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