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29. Abraham faith unto him, They have Moses and the PROPHETS ; let them hear them.
30. And he faid, Nay, Father Abraham : but if one went unto them from the Dead, they will repent.
31. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they be perswaded, though one rose from the Dead.
Of the Unjuft Judge.
Luke ND he spake a Parable unto them, to this end, xviii. 1. that Men ought always to PRAY, and not to FAINT ;
2. Saying, There was in a City a Judge, which feared not God, neither regarded Man.
3. And there was a Widow in that City, and the came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine Adversary.
4. And he would not for a while. but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard Man;
5. Yet because this Widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, left by her continual coming The weary me.
6. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust Judge faith.
7. And shall not God avenge his own Éleet, which cry Day and Night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8. I tell you that he will avenge them fpeedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man cometh, shall he find Faith on the Earth?
Of the Pharisee and Publican. Ver. 9. ANDhe spake this Parable unto certain which
trusted in themselves that they were RIGHTĖous, and despised others :
10. Two Men went up into the Temple to PRAY; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. 11. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself;
God, I thank thee, that I am not as other Men are, Extortioners, Unjust, Adulterers, or even as this Publican.
12. I fait twice in the Week, I give Tithes of all that 1 poffefs.
13. And the Publican standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his Eyes unto Heaven, but smote upon
his Breast, saying, God be merciful to me a Sinner.
14. I tell you this Man went down to his House, justified rather than the other : for every one that EXALTETH himself, shall be ABASED; and he that HUMBLETH himself, shall be EXALTED.
Of the Ten Pieces.
ND as they heard these Things, he added, and xix. 11. spake a Parable, because he was nigh to feru. Salem, and because they thought that the Kingdom of God should immediately appear.
12. He said therefore, A certain Nobleman went into a far Country, to receive for himself a Kingdom, and to return.
13. And he called his ten Servants, and delivered them ten Pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
14. But his Citizens hated him, and sent a Message af. ter him, saying, We will not have this Man to reign over
15. And it came to pass, (a) Pfalmiviii. 11. So that a Man that (a) when he was return- shall say, Verily there is a Reward ed, having received the King
for the RIGHTEOUS : verily he is
a God that JUDGETH in the Eardi. dom, then he commanded
Pf. xcviii. 8. Let the Floods clap thefe Servants to be called un- their Hands: lec the Hills be joyful to him, to whom he had gi- together ven the Money, that he might eth to Judge the Earth : with
9. Before the Lord ; for he comknow how much every Man Righteousness fhall he judge had gained by trading.
the World, and the People with Ē. 16. Then came the first,
Ecclef. xi. 9. Rejoice, O young saying, Lord, thy Pound hath Man, in thy Youth, and let thy gained ten Pounds.
Heart chear thee in the Days of thy. 17. And he said unto him, thy Heart, and in the sight of thing
Youch, and walk in the Ways of Well, thou good Servant : Eyes : but know thou, that for all because
because thou hast been faith- these Things God will bring thee ful in a very little, have thou into JUDGMENT.
Chap. xii. 14. For God shall bring Authority over ten Cities.
every Work into JUDGMENT, with 18. And the second came, every secret Thing, whether it be saying, Lord, thy Pound hath Good, or whether it be Evil.
Her. xxxii. 19. Great in Counsel, gained five Pounds.
and mighty in Work, (for thine 19. And he said likewise Eyes are open upon all the Ways to him, Be thou also over
of the Sons of Men, to give every five Cities.
one according to his Ways, and
according to the Fruit of his Do20. And another came, fay- INSS.) ing, Lord, behold, here is Chap. xvii. 10. I the Lord search
the Heart, I try the Reins, even to thy Pound, which I have kept give every Man according to his laid up in a Napkin: Ways, and according to the Fruit of
21. For I feared thee, be- his Doings. cause thou art an austere eth to himself, and no Man dieth to
Rom. xiv. 7. For none of us livMan: thou takeft up that himself. thou laidīt not down, and 8. For whcther we live, we live reapest that thou didst not die, we die unto the Lord: Whe
unto the Lord ; and whether we fow.
ther we LIVE therefore or DIE, We 22. And he faith unto him, are the Lord's. Out of thine own Mouth will 9. For to this End Christ both diI judge thee, thou wicked ed, and rose, and revived, that he
be Servant. Thou knewest that and of the Living. I was an austere Man, taking faith the Lord, every Knce thali
11. For it is written, As I live, up that I laid not down, and bow to me, and every Tonguc shall reaping that I did not sow : confess to God.
23. Wherefore then gavest 12. So then every one of us shall not thou my Money into the give Account of himself to God.
2 Cor. v. 10. For we must all apBank, that at my coming I pear before the Judgment feat of might have required mine Christ, that every onc may receive own with Usury ?
the Things done in his Body, ac
cording to that he has done, whe24. And he said unto them ther it be good or bad. that food by, Take from 1 Pet. i. 17. And if we call on him the Pound, and give it the Father, who without refpe&t of to him that hath ten Pounds. every Man's Work, pass the Time
25. (And they said unto of your sojourning here in fear. him, Lord, he hath ten
Chap. iv. s. Who shall GIVE
Account to him that is ready to Pounds)
judge the Quick and the Dead. 26. For 1 say unto you, That unto every one which hath, shall be given : and from him that hath not, even that he hath shall be taken away from him.
27. But those mine Enemies which would not that I Should reign over them, bring hither, and Nay them before
Of the Labourers in the Vineyard.
Matt. FOR the Kingdom of Heaven, is like unto a Man the Morning to hire Labourers into his Vineyard.
2. And when he had agreed with the Labourers for a Peny a Day, he sent them into his Vineyard.
3. And he went out about the third Hour, and saw others standing idle in the Market-place,
4. And said unto them, Go ye also into the Vineyard, and whatsoever is right, I will give you. And they went
5. Again he went out about the fixth and ninth Hour, and did likewife.
6. And about the eleventh Hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and faith unto them, Why ftand ye here all the Day idle ?
7. They say unto him, Because no Man hath hired us, He faith unto them, Go ye also into the Vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
8. So when Even was come, the Lord of the Vineyard faith unto his Steward, Call the Labourers, and give them their Hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
9. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh Hour, they received every Man a Peny:
10. But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more, and they likewise received every Man a Peny.
11. And when they had received it, they murmured against the good Man of the House,
12. Saying, These last have wrought but one Hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have børn the Burden and Heat of the Day.
13. But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong : Didít not thou agree with me for a
14. Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.
15. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine Eye evil, because I am good?
16. So the last shall be first, and the first last : for maray be called, but few choren.
Of the two Sons that were commanded to
go into the Vineyard. Matt. BUT what think you? A certain Man had two xxi. 28. Suns, and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to-day in my Vineyard.
29. He answered and said, I will not : but afterward he repented and went.
30. And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, Sir; and went not.
31. Whether of them twain did the will of his Father? They say unto him, The first. Jesus faith unto them, Verily I say unto you, That the Publicans and the Harlots go into the Kingdom of God before you.
32. For John came unto you in the way of Righ'eoufness, and ye believed him nor: but the Publicans and the Harlots believed him. And ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Of the Vineyard let out to Husbandmen.
HEAR another This Parable relates to the
Rejection of the Jews was a certain Housholder which planted a (a) Vineyard,
for their Unbelief, and and hedged it round about,
crucifying the Lord of and digged a Wine-press in it,
Glory. and built a Tower, and let it out to Husbandmen, and (a). TaiN my will ling to went into a far Country.
Song of my Beloved to ching his 34. And when the Time VINEYARD : My Well eloved hath of the Fruit drew near, he a Vineyard in a very tiuitful Hill.
2. And he fenced ir, and gathered fent his Servants to the Hus- out the Stones thereof, and planted bandmen, that they might it with the chot EST VINE, and
built a Towrr in the midst of it, receive the Fruits of it.
and also made a Wine-press therein: 35. And the Husbandmen and he looked that it should bring took his Servants, and beat forth Grapes, and it brought forth