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stall, and lead him away to watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, 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.

And he went through the cities and villa- L. xii. ges, teaching, and journeying toward Jeru- *-*. salem. Then said one unto him ; “Lord, are there few that be saved ?"

And he said unto them; “ Strive to enter in at the straight gate; for many

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unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house is risen up, and hath shut to the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying; 'Lord, lord, open unto us ;' and he shall answer and say unto you ; • I know you not whence you are;' Then shall ye begin to say ;

We have eaten and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streeis.' But he shall say; I tell you, I know you not whence you are; depart from me, all ye workers of iniquity. There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of God, and you yourselves thrust out. And they shall come from the east, and from the west, and from the north and from the south ; and shall sit down

in the kingdom of God. And behold, there are last which shall be first; and there are first which shall be last."

The same day there came certain of the Pharisees, saying unto him; “ Get thee out, and depart hence ; for Herod will kill thee.”

And he said unto them ; “ Go ye and tell that fox; Behold, I cast out devils and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I shall be perfected. Nevertheless, I must walk to-day and to-morrow, and the day following; for it cannot be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem. 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killeth the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings! and ye would not. Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

And verily I say unto you, ye shall not see me, until the time come when

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· Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.'

CHAPTER X X V.

Jesus again foretells his death - Ambition of James and

John -Jesus at the house of Zaccheus -.. Parable of the ten pounds -Cure of the blind man near Jericho.

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And they were in the way, going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them; and they were amazed, and as they followed, they

were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him, saying ; Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and the son of man shall be deliver. ed unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles, and they shall mock him; and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, and shall kill him; and the third day he shall rise again.”

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying; “Master, we would that thou shouldst do for us whatsoever we shall desire." And he said unto them; • What would

ye that I should do for you

?" They said unto him ; -“ Grant unto us that we may sit one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand in thy glory."

But Jesus said unto them ; “ Ye know not what

ye
ask. Can

ye drink of the cup that I drink of, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with ?"

And they said unto him; “ We can."

And Jesus said unto them; “ Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptised withal shall ye be baptised; but to sit on my right hand, and on my left hand, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared."

And when the ten heard it, they began to be much displeased with James and John.

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But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them; “ Ye know, that they which are counted to rule over the Gentiles, exercise lordship over them, and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But so shall it not be among you; but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister; and whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all; for even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."

And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And behold, there was a man named Zaccheus; which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up

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a sycamore tree to see him ; for he was to pass

And when Jesus carne to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto hiin; “ Zaccheus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house."

And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, saying ; " that he was gone to be guest with a man that was a sinner."

And Zaccheus stood, and said unto the Lord ; “ Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him four-fold.”

that way.

And Jesus said unto him ; “ This day is salvation come to this house; forasmuch as he also is a son of Abraham ; for the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”

And as they heard these things, he added and spake a parable, because he was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear.

He said therefore; “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them; Occupy till I come.' But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after him, saying; We will not have this man to reign over us.' And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money; that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying ;

Lord, thy pound hath gained ten pounds.' And he said unto him; • Well, thou good servant; because thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority over ten cities.' And the second came, saying; · Lord, thy pound hath gained five pounds.' And he said likewise to him ; · Be thou also over five cities.' And another came, saying ; 'Lord, behold here is thy pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin. For I feared thee, be

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