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Of faith in prayer.

Christ's authority questioned. feared him, because all the people things and who gave thee this was astonished at his doctrine. authority to do these things?

19 And when even was come, 29 And Jesus answered and he went out of the city. said unto them, I will also ask

20 And in the morning, as of you one question, and answer they passed by, they saw the fig- me, and I will tell you by what tree dried up from the roots. authority I do these things.

21 And Peter calling to remem- 30 The baptism of John, was brance, saith unto him, Master, it from heaven, or of men? anbehold, the fig-tree which thou swer me. cursedst is withered away! 31 And they reasoned with

22 And Jesus answering saith themselves, saying, If we shall unto them, Have faith in God. say, From heaven; he will say,

23 For verily I say unto you, Whythendid ye not believe him? That whosoever shall say unto 32 But if we shall say, Of this mountain, Be thou removed, men; they feared the people: for and be thou cast into the sea, all men counted John that he and shall not doubt in his heart, was a prophet indeed. but shall believe that those 33 And they answered and things which he saith shall come said unto Jesus, We cannot tell, to pass; he shall have whatso- And Jesus answering saith unto ever he saith.

them, Neither do I tell you by 24 Therefore I say unto you, what authority I do these things. What things soever ye desire

when ye pray, believe that ye The parable of the vineyard.

shall have

he them.

25 And when ye stand pray-, tain man planted a vineyard, ing, forgive, if ye have ought and set an hedge about it, and against any; that your Father digged a place for the wine-fat, also which is in heaven may and built a tower, and let it out forgive you your trespasses. to husbandmen, and went into

26 But if ye do not forgive, a far country: neither will your Father which 2 And at the season he sent to is in heaven forgive your tres- the husbandmen a servant, that passes.

he might' receive from the hus27. And they come again to bandmen of the fruit of the vineJerusalem: and as he was walk- yard. ing in the temple, there come 3 And they caught him, and to him the chief priests, and the beat him, and sent him away scribes, and the elders,

empty. 28 And say unto him, By 4 And again he'sent unto theme what authority doest thou these another servant; and at him they


Parable of the wicked husbandmen. MARK,

Of paying tribute cast stones, and wounded him gardest not the person of men, in the head, and sent him away but teachest the way of God in shamefully handled.

truth: Is it lawful to give tribute 5 And again he sent another; to Cesar, or not? and him they killed, and many 15 Shall we give, or shall we others; beating some, and killing not give? But he, knowing their

hypocrisy, said unto them,

Why 6 Having yet therefore one tempt ye me? bring me a penny, son, his well-beloved, he sent that I may see it. him also last unto them, saying, 16 And they brought it. And They will reverence my son. he saith unto them, Whose is

7 But those husbandmen said this image and superscription? among themselves, This is the And they said unto him, heir; come, let us kill him, and Cesar's. the inheritance shall be ours. 17 And Jesus answering said

8 And they took him, and unto them, Render to Cesar the killed him, and cast him out things that are Cesar's, and to of the vineyard.

God the things that are God's. 9 What shall therefore the And they marvelled at him. lord of the vineyard do? He will 18 Then come unto him the come and destroy the husband- Sadducees, which say there is no men, and will give the vineyard resurrection; and they asked unto others.

him, saying, 10 And have ye not read this 19 Master, Moses wrote unto scripture; The stone which the us, If a man's brother die, and builders rejected is become the leave his wife behind him, and head of the corner:

leave no children, that his bro11 This was the Lord's doing, ther should take his wife, and and it is marvellous in our eyes? raise up seed unto his brother. 12 And they sought to lay

20 Now there were seven hold on him, but feared the brethren: and the first took people; for they knew that he a wife, and dying left no seed. had spoken the parable against 21 And the second took her, them: and they left him, and and died; neither left he any went their way.

seed: and the third likewise. 13 And they send unto him 22 And the seven had her, certain of the Pharisees and of and left no seed: last of all the the Herodians, to catch him in woman died also. his words.

23 In the resurrection there14 And when they were come, fore, when they shall rise, whose they say unto him, Master, we wife shall she be of them? for know that thou art true, and the seven had her to wife. carest for no man; for thou re- 24 And Jesus answering said


The Sadduceès confuted.

Christ, David's Lord. unto them, Do ye not therefore God; and there is none other err, because ye know not the but he: scriptures, neither the power of 33 And to love him with all God?

the heart, and with all the un25 For when they shall rise derstanding, and with all the from the dead, they neither soul, and with all the strength, marry nor are given in mar-' and to love his neighbour as riage; but are as the angels himself, is more than all whole which are in heaven.

burnt-offerings and sacrifices. 26 And as touching the dead, 34 And when Jesus saw that that they rise; have ye not read he answered discreetly, he said in the book of Moses, how in unto him, Thou art not far the bush God spake unto him, from the kingdom of God. And saying, I am the God of Abra- no man after that durst ask him ham, and the God of Isaac, and any question. the God of Jacob?

35 And Jesus answered and 27 He is not the God of the said, while he taught in the dead, but the God of the living: temple, How say the scribes ye therefore do greatly err.

that Christ is the Son of David? 28 And one of the scribes 36 For David himself said by came, and having heard them the Holy Ghost, The Lord said reasoning together, and perceiv- to my Lord, Sit thou on my ing that he had answered them right hand, till I make thine well, asked him, Which is the enemies thy footstool. first commandment of all?

37 David therefore himself 29 And Jesus answered him, calleth him Lord; and whence is The first of all the command- he then his son? And the comments is, Hear, O Israel; The mon people heard him gladly. Lord our God is one Lord :

38 And he said unto them in 30 And thou shalt love the his doctrine, Beware of the Lord thy God with all thy heart, scribes, whịch love to go in and with all thy soul, and with long clothing, and love salutaall thy mind, and with all thy tions in the market-places, strength. This is the first com- 39 And the chief seats in the mandment.

synagogues, and the uppermost 31 And the second is like, rooms at feasts; namely this, Thou shalt love thy 40 Which devour widows' neighbour as thyself. There houses, and for a pretence make is none other commandment long prayers: these shall receive greater than these.

greater damnation. 32 And the scribe said unto. 41 | And Jesus sat over' him, Well, Master, thou hast against the treasury, and beheld said the truth: for there is one how the people cast money into

The widow's two mites.


Christ foretelleth the persecutions the treasury: and many that 7 And when ye shall hear of were rich cast in much. wars and rumours of wars, be

42 And there came a certain ye not troubled: for such things poor widow, and she threw in must needs be; but the end shall two mites, which make a far- not be yet. thing

8 For nation shall rise against 43 And he called unto 'him nation, and kingdom against his disciples, and saith unto kingdom; and there shall be them, Verily I say unto you, earthquakes in divers places, that this poor widow hath cast and there shall be famines and more in than all they which troubles: these are the beginhave cast into the treasury: nings of sorrows.

44 For all they did cast in of 9 But take heed to yourselves: their abundance; but she of her for they shall deliver you up to want did cast in all that she councils; and in the synagogues had, even all her living.

ye shall be beaten: and ye shall CHAP. XIII.

be brought before rulers and Destruction of the temple foretold. kings for my sake, for a testiND as he went out of the mony against them. of his disci

10 And the gospel must first ples saith unto him, Master, see be published among all nations. what manner of stones and what 11 But when they shall lead buildings are here!

you, and deliver you up, take no 2 And Jesus answering said thought beforehand what ye unto him, Seest thou these great shall speak, neither do ye prebuildings? there shall not be left meditate; but whatsoever shall one stone upon another, that be given you in that hour, that shall not be thrown down.

speak ye: for it is not ye that 3 And as he sat upon the speak, but the Holy Ghost. Mount of Olives, over against 12 Now the brother shall bethe temple, Peter and James tray the brother to death, and and John and Andrew asked the father the son; and children him privately,

shall rise up against their parents, 4 Tell us, when shall these and shall cause them to be put things be? and what shall be to death. the sign when all these things 13 And ye shall be hated of shall be fulfilled ?

all men for my Name's sake: 5 And Jesus answering them, but he that shall endure unto began to say, Take heed lest any the end, the same shall be saved. man deceive you:

14 But when ye shall see the 6 For many shall come in abomination of desolation, spoken my name, saying, I am Christ; of by Daniel the prophet, standand shall deceive many. ing where it ought not, (let him


and calamities preceding

his second coming that readeth understand,) then 26 And then shall they see let them that be in Judea flee to the Son of man coming in the the mountains:

clouds, with great power and 15 And let him that is on the glory. house-top not go down into the 27 And then shall he send his house, neither enter therein, to angels, and shall gather together take any thing out of his house: his elect from the four winds,

16 And let him that is in the from the uttermost part of the field not turn back again for to earth to the uttermost part of take up his garment.

heaven. 17 But woe to them that are 28 Now learn a parable of the with child, and to them that fig-tree; When her branch is give suck, in those days! yet tender, and putteth forth

18 And pray ye that your leaves, ye know that summer flight be not in the winter.

is near: 19 For in those days shall be 29 So ye in like manner, when affliction, such as was not from ye shall see these things come to the beginning of the creation pass, know that it is nigh, even which God created, unto this at the doors. time, neither shall be.

30 Verily I say unto you, That 20 And except that the Lord this generation shall not pass, had shortened those days, no till all these things be done. flesh should be saved: but for 31 Heaven and earth shall pass the elect's sake, whom he hath away: but my words shall not chosen, he hath shortened the pass away. days.

32 But of that day and that 21 And then if any man shall hour knoweth no man, no, not say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, the angels which are in heaven, lo, he is there; believe him not: neither the Son, but the Father.

22 For false Christs and false 33 Take ye heed, watch and prophets shall rise, and shall pray: for ye know not when the shew signs and wonders, 'to time is. seduce, if it were possible, even 34 For the Son of man is as the elect.

a man taking a far journey, who 23 But take ye heed: behold, left his house, and gave authority I have foretold you all things. to his servants, and to every man

24 But in those days, after his work, and commanded the that tribulation, the sun shall be porter to watch. darkened, and the moon shall 35 Watch ye therefore; for not give her light;

ye know not when the master of 25 And the stars of heaven the house cometh, at even, or shall fall, and the powers that at midnight, or at the cockare in heaven shall be shaken. crowing, or in the morning;

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