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The parable of


the prodigal son. have found the piece which 19 And am no more worthy I had lost.

to be called thy son: make 10 Likewise, I say unto me as one of thy hired servyou, There is joy in the pre

y the pre-ants. sence of the angels of God 20 And he arose, and came over one sinner that re- to his father. But when he penteth.

was yet a great way off, his 11 And he said, A certain father saw him, and had comman had two sons : . passion, and ran, and fell on

12 And the younger of them his neck, and kissed him. said to his father, Father, give 21 And the son said unto me the portion of goods that him, Father, I have sinned falleth to me. And he divided against heaven, and in thy unto them his living.

sight, and am no more worthy 13 And not many days after to be called thy son. ' the younger son gathered all | 22 But the father said to his together, and took his journey servants, Bring forth the best into a far country, and there robe, and put it on him; and wasted his substance with riot- put a ring on his hand, and ous living.

shoes on his feet : 14 And when he had spent 23 And bring hither the all, there arose a mighty famine fatted calf, and kill it ; and let in that land ; and he began to us eat and be merry : be in want.

24 For this my son was 15 And he went and joined dead, and is alive again; he himself to a citizen of that was lost, and is found. And country; and he sent him into they began to be merry. his fields to feed swine. " 25 Now his elder son was

16 And he would fain have in the field : and as he came filled his belly with the husks and drew nigh to the house, he that the swine did eat : and no heard music and dancing : man gave unto him.

26 And he called one of the 17 And when he came to servants, and asked what these himself, he said, How many things meant. hired servants of my father's 27 And he said unto him, have bread enough and to Thy brother is come; and thy spare, and I perish with father hath killed the fatted hunger !

calf, because he hath received 18 I will arise and go to him safe and sound. my father, and will say unto 28 And, he was angry, and him, Father, I have sinned would not go in : therefore against heaven, and before came his father out, and en

treated him.


The parable of


the unjust steward.. 29. And he answering said stewardship, they may receive to his father, Lo, these many me into their houses. years do I serve thee, neither 5 So he called every one of transgressed I at any time thy his lords debtors unto him, and commandment: and yet thou said unto the first, How much never gavest me a kid, that owest thou unto my lord ? I might make merry with my 6 And he said, An hundred friends :

measures of oil. And he said 30 But as soon as this thy unto him, Take thy bill, and son was come, which bath de sit down quickly, and write voured thy living with harlots, fifty. . thou hast killed for him the 7 Then said he to another, fatted calf.

And how much owest thou? 31 And he said unto him, And he said, An hundred Son, thou art ever with me, measures of wheat. - And he and all that I have is thine. said unto him, Take thy bill,

32 It was meet that we and write fourscore. should make merry and be 8 And the lord commended glad : for this thy brother was the unjust steward, because dead, and is alive again ; and he had done wisely: for the was lost, and is found.

children of this world are in CHAP. XVI.

their generation wiser than the Of the unjust steward. children of light. AND he said also unto his 9 And I say unto you,

1 disciples, There was a Make to yourselves friends of certain rich man which had the mammon of unrighteousa steward ; and the same was ness; that, when ye fail, they accused unto him that he had may receive you into everlastwasted his goods.

ing habitations.

said unto him, How is it that which is least is faithful also in I hear this of thee? give an much : and he that is unjust account of thy stewardship ;' in the least is unjust also in for thou mayest be no longer much. steward.

11 If therefore ye have not 3 Then the steward said been faithful in the unrighteous within himself, What shall mammon, who will commit to I do, for my lord taketh away | your trust the true riches? from me the stewardship? I 12. And if ye have not been cannot dig; to beg i am faithful in that which is an· ashamed.

other man's, who shall give 4 I am resolved what to do, you that which is your own ? that, when I am put out of the 13 No servant can serve two

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The parable of the

CHAP. XVI. rich man and Lazarus. masters : for either he will hate moreover, the dogs came and the one, and love the other ; licked his sores. or else he will hold to the one, 22 And it came to pass and despiše the other. Ye that the beggar died, and was cannot serve God and mam- carried by the angels into Abramon.

| ham's bosom : the rich man 14 And the Pharisees also, also died, and was buried; who were covetous, heard all 23 And in hell he lifted up these things : and they derided his eyes, being in torments, him.

and seeth Abraham afar off, 15 And he said unto them, and Lazarus in his bosom : Ye are they which justify 24 And he cried and said, yourselves before men; but Father Abraham, have mercy Gnd knoweth your hearts : for on me, and send Lazarus, that that which is highly esteemed | he may dip the tip of his finger amongst men is abomination in in water, and cool my tongue ; the sight of God.

for I am tormented in this 16. The law and the pro- flame. phets were until John: since 25 But Abraham said, Son, that time the kingdom of God remember that thou in thy is preached, and every man lifetime receivedst thy good presseth into it."

things, and likewise Lazarus 17 And it is easier for evil things : but now he is heaven and earth to pass, comforted and thou art torthan one tittle of the law to mented. . . fail. .

| 26 And besides all this, be18 Whosoever putteth away tween us and you there is a his wife, and marrieth another, great gulf fixed : so that they committeth adultery: and who- which would pass from hence soever marrieth her that is put to you cannot; neither can away from her husband, com they pass to us that would mitteth adultery.

come from thence. 19 There was a certain rich | 27. Then he said, I pray man, which was clothed in thee therefore, father, that thou purple and fine linen, and fared wouldest send him to my fasumptuously every day: ther's house;

20 And there was a certain 28 For I have five brethren : beggar named Lazarus, which that he may testify unto them, was laid at his gate, full of lest they also come into this sores,

place of torment. 21 And desiring to be fed 29 Abraham saith unto him, with the crumbs which fell They have Moses and the from the rich man's table : 1 prophets ; let them hear them:

Of forgiving one another. LUKE,

Ten lepers healed. 30 And he said, Nay, father | the field, Go and sit down to Abraham: but if one. went meat ? unto them from the dead, they 8 And will not rather say will repent..

unto him, Make ready where31 And he said unto him, with I may sup, and gird thyIf they hear not Moses and self, and serve me, till I have the prophets, neither will they eaten and drunken ; and afterbe persuaded though one rose ward thou shalt eat and drink? from the dead."

9 Doth he thank that servI. CHAP. XVII. | ant because he did the things To avoid giving offence

that were commanded him? THEN said he unto the I trow not.

I disciples, It is impossible 10 So likewise ye, when ye but that offences will come: shall have done all those things but woe unto him through which are commanded you, say, whom they come!

We are unprofitable servants ; 2 It were better for him that we have done that which was a millstone were hanged about our duty to do. his neck, and he cast into the | 11 And it came to pass, sea, than that he should offend as he went to Jerusalem, that one of these little ones. he passed through the midst of · 3 Take heed to yourselves : Samaria and Galilee.. If thy brother trespass against 12 And as he entered into thee, rebuke him; and if he a certain village, there met him repent, forgive him.

ten men that were lepers, .. 4 And if he trespass against which stood afar off : thee seven times in a day, and 13 And they lifted up their seven times in a day turn again voices, and said, Jesus, Master, to thee, saying, I repent; thou have mercy on us. shalt forgive him.

14 And when he saw them, 5 And the apostles said unto he said unto them, Go shew the Lord, Increase our faith. yourselves unto the priests.

6 And the Lord said, If ye | And it came to pass, that, as had faith as a grain of mustard- they went, they were cleansed. seed, ye might say unto this 15 And one of them, when sycamine-tree, Be thou pluck- he saw that he was healed, ed up by the root, and be thou turned back, and with a loud planted in the sea; and it voice glorified God; should obey you.

16 And fell down on his face 7 But which of you, having at his feet, giving him thanks : a servant plowing, or feeding and he was a Samaritan. cattle, will say unto him by 17 And Jesus answering and by, when he is. come from / said, Were there not ten

came and de

returned to gire not found that / Stroyed then

cometh neither shall here ! for, and his stu

Christ foretelleth the manner CHAP. XVII. of his second coming. cleansed ? but where are the , and the flood came and denine?

18 There are not found that | 28 Likewise also as it was, returned to give glory to God, in the days of Lot, they did save this stranger.

eat, they drank, they bought, 19 And he said unto him, they sold, they planted, they Arise, go thy way: thy faith | builded ; hath made thee whole.

29 But the same day that 20 9 And when he was de- Lot went out of Sodom it manded of the Pharisees when rained fire and brimstone from the kingdom of God should heaven, and destroyed them all. come, he answered them and 30 Even thus shall it be in said, The kingdom of God the day when the Son of man cometh not with observation: is revealed.

21 Neither shall they say, 31 In that day, he which Lo here! or, Lo there! for, shall be upon the house-top, behold, the kingdom of God is and his stuff in the house, let within you.

him not come down to take it 22 And he said unto the away: and he that is in the disciples, The days will come field, let him likewise not rewhen ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, 32 Remember Lot's wife. and ye shall not see it..

33 Whosoever shall seek to 23 And they shall say to save his life shall lose it; and you, See here; or, See there : whosoever shall lose his life go not after them, nor follow shall preserve it. them.

34 I tell you, In that night 24 For as the lightning, that there shall be two men in one lighteneth out of the one part bed; the one shall be taken, under heaven, shineth unto the and the other shall be left. other part under heaven; so 35 Two women shall be shall also the Son of man be in grinding together; the one his day.

shall be taken, and the other 25 But first must he suffer left. many things, and be rejected 36 Two men shall be in the of this generation.

field; the one shall be taken, 26 And as it was in the days and the other left. of Noe, so shall it be also in the 37 And they answered and days of the Son of man. said unto him, Where, Lord ?

27 They did eat, they drank, And he said unto them, they married wives, they were Wheresoever the body is, thigiven in marriage, until the day ther wiil the eagles be gathered that Noe entered into the ark, I together.

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