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Luk. xiii.



informs his hearers that Misfortunes very often happen to Men not worse than others. The Parable of the Fig-tree.





Here were prefent at the feafon,
fome that told him of the Gali-
leans, whofe blood Pilate had mingled
with their facrifices. And Jefus anfwer-
ing, faid unto them, "Suppofe ye that
"these Galileans were finners above all
"the Galileans, because they fuffered
"such things? I tell you, Nay, but ex--
. cept ye repent ye fhall all likewife
perifh. Or thofe eighteen, upon
"whom the towre in Siloam fell, and
"flew them, think ye that they were
"finners above all men that dwelt in
"Jerufalem? I tell you, Nay: but except
ye repent, ye fhall all likewife perish.
6. He fpake alfo this parable,
A cer-
tain man had a fig-tree planted in
"his vineyard, and he came and fought




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Anno 32 Ætat. Minift. 3.

7, fruit thereon, and found none. Then
"faid he unto the dreffer of his vine-
"yard, Behold thefe three years I come
"feeking fruit on this fig tree, and
"find none: Cut it down, why cum-
8. breth it the ground? And he an-
fwering, faid unto him, Lord, let
"it alone this year alfo, till I fhall
વ dig about it, and dung it: And



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"it bear fruit, well: and if not, then Galilee.
after that thou shall cut it down.

Luk. xiii.



The Cure of a Woman on the Sab-
bath-day, which Chrift maintains
against the Cavils of the Ruler of
the Synagogue.

AND [Fefus] was teaching in one ro.



of the on Sabbath. And behold, there was a wo-11. man which had a fpirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bowed together, and could in no wife lift up her felf. And when Jefus faw her, he called her to him, and faid unto her, Woman thou art loofed from thine infirmity, And he laid his hands on her, 13. and immediately she was made straight, Miracle. and glorified God. And the ruler of the Synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jefus had healed on the Sabbath-day, and faid unto the people, There are fix days in which men ought to work in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the fabbath-day. The Lord then answered him, 15. and faid, "Thou hypocrite, doth not "each one of ye on the Sabbath-day, "loose his ox or his afs from the stall, "and lead him away to watering? "And ought not this woman, being a 16. daughter

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a daughter of Abraham, whom Sa- Anno
tan hath bound, lo, thefe eighteen Etat. 32.
cc years, be loofed from this bond on
"the fabbath day?




And when he had faid these things,
all his adverfaries were afhamed: and
all the people rejoiced for all the glori-
ous things that were done by him.
18. Then faid he, "Unto what is the
kingdom of God like? and where-
unto fhall I resemble it? It is like a
"grain of Muffard feed, which a man
"took, and caft into his garden, and
"it grew, and waxed a great tree:
"and the fowls of the air lodged in
"the branches of it. And again he
faid, "Whereunto fhall I liken the
21. "kingdom of God? It is like leaven,
"which a Woman took and hid in three
"measures of meal, till the whole was

Luk. xiii.





Jefus is going towards Jerusalem : His
answer to one that asked if many
fhould be faved.


ND [Jefus] went through all cities and villages, teaching and 23.journying towards Jerufalem. Then faid one unto him, Lord, are there few that be faved? And he faid unto them, 24. Strive to enter in at the ftrait gate; "for many I fay unto you will feek to cc enter

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enter in, and shall not be able. When Galilee. Etat. 32. "once the mafter of the house is rifen Minift. 3. and hath fhut to the door, and ye begin cc to ftand without and to knock at the "door, faying, Lord, Lord,open unto us; " and he thall answer and fay unto you, "I know you not whence you are. Then 26. "fhall ye begin to fay, We have eaten "and drunk in thy prefence, and thou "haft taught in our ftreets. But he 27. "fhall fay, I tell you, I know not "whence you are; depart from me all


ye workers of iniquity. There fhall 28.
"be weeping and gnashing of teeth,
"when ye fhall fee Abraham, and Ifaac,
"and Jacob, and all the prophets in
"the kingdom of God, and you your
"felves thruft out. And they fhall 29.
"come from the eaft, and from the
"weft, and from the north, and from
"the fouth, and fhall fit in the king-
"dom of God: And behold there are 30:
"laft which fhall be first, and there
CC are firft which fhall be laft.

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Jefus is warned of Herod, he foretells
his Death at Jerufalem.

25. Luk. xiii.

HE fame day there came certain 31. of the Pharifees, faying unto him; Get thee out, and depart hence: for Herod will kill thee. And he faid unto 32. them, "Go ye and tell that fox, Behold I caft out Devils, and I do cures







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to day and to morrow, and the third Anno Luk. xiii. 33. day I fhall be perfected. Neverthe- Etat. 32. "lefs I must walk to day and to morrow, and the day following: for it • cannot be that a prophet perifh out "of Jerufalem. O Jerufalem, Jerufa"lem, which killeft the prophets, and "ftoneft them that are fent to 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 "houfe is left to you defolate and verily I fay unto you, Ye fhall not "fee me, until the time come when ye fhall fay, Bleffed is he that cometh "in the name of the Lord.



Luk. xiv.

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A Man fick of the Dropfy cured by
Jefus on the Sabbath-day. Advice
concerning taking the lowest place
at a Banquet, and inviting the Poor.
The Parable of the Supper.

ND it came to pafs, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharifees to eat bread on the fabbath2. day, that they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man before 3. him which had the dropfy. And Jefus anfwering, fpake unto the Lawyers and Pharifees, faying, Is it lawful to heal on 4. the fabbath day? And they held their



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