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have forgiven his fellow- So when his fellow-serservant, as his lord had for

vants saw what was done, given him.

they were very sorry, and What made his fault came and told unto their greater also ?

lord all that was done. A. His fierce and violent Then his lord after that he

had called him, said unto What were the feelings of him, “O thou wicked serhis fellow-servants, when vant! I forgave thee all that they saw what was done? debt, because thou desiredst

To whom did they tell it ? me; shouldst not thou also What did the lord do? have had compassion on thy What reason did he give fellow-servant, even as

I for excusing him the debt? had pity on thee ?” And

What did be therefore say his lord was wroth, and that servant ought to have delivered him to the tordone ?

mentors, till he should pay What do you mean by all that was due unto him. his lord being wroth ? So, likewise, sball my heaA. Being angry.

venly Father do also unto To whom did he deliver you, if ye from your hearts him?

forgive not everyone his broWhat is meant by “ Tor

ther their trespasses. mentors ?"

A. The jailors or keepers of the prison.

'Till what was done?

Who is meant by “the king” in this parable ?

A. God Almighty.

Who are meant by “the servants ?

A. All mankind.

How does our Saviour apply this parable to us ?


What parable does the 2d chapter contain ?

Where is it written?

What is the lesson you learn from it?

THE TALENTS.—Matt. xxv.

We must hereafter give an

account to God of the means we have had of To whom does Christ say learning his holy word, the kingdom of heaven is and doing good to others. like?

What did he deliver to The kingdom of Heaven his servants ?

is as a man travelling into a How did he distribute to far country, who called his them?

own servants, and delivered What rule had he for the 'unto them his goods : and manner of his distribution ?

unto one he gave five taA. According to their lents, to another two, and to ability ; i. e. their natural another one, to every inan capacities and opportunities according to his several abiof improving.

lity, and straightway took What did he then proceed his journey. I'hen he that to do?

had received the five talents What do you mean by went and traded with the “straightway?"

same, and made them other A. Immediately.

five talents. And likewise What did he that had re- he that had received two, ceived five talents do? he also gained other two;

What did he do that had but he that had received received two ?

one, went and digged in What was his conduct the earth, and hid his lord's that had received one? money.

After a long time, what After a long time the lord did their lord come and of those servants cometh and do ?

reckoneth with them. And How much more did he so he that had received five that had received five talents talents, came and brought bring?

other five talents, saying, What did he say to his Lord, thou deliveredst unlord ?

to me five talents : behold, I What was his lord's an- have gained, besides them, swer ?

five talents more." His lord What did he that had re- said unto him, “Well done, ceived two talents come and thou good and faithful ser

vant; thou hast been faithWhat did his lord say to ful over a few things ; I will him ?

make thee ruler over many Now what was the beha- things, enter thou into the viour of him who had re- joy of thy lord." He, also, ceived one talent?

that had received two ta


What do you mean by lents, came and said, “Lord an hard man ?"

thou deliveredst unto me, A. A severe man.

two talents, behold I have Why did he think him gained two other talents besevere ?

sides them." His lord said A. Only because he ex- unto him, “ Well done, good pected him to make the most and faithful servant ; thou of what had been given him. hast been faithful over a few

What do you ' remark in things; I will make thee this language of the servant ruler over many things: ento his lord ?

ter thou into the joy of thy A. That it was wrong in lord.” him to make use of it.

Then he which had reWhy so ?

ceived the one talent, came A. Because he took upon

and said,

Lord, I knew himself to blame his lord, thee that thou art an hard whereas he alone was in

man; reaping where thou fault.

hast not sown, and gatherWhat did he say he had ing where thou hast not done with his talent ?

strawed ; and I was afraid, What did his lord call and I went and hid thy tahim for such conduct ? lent in the earth : lo! there

Why did he call him thou hast that is thine." “ slothful ?"

His lord answered and said A. Because he buried his unto him, “ Thou wicked talent instead of trading with and slothful servant,

thou it.

knewest that I


where With whom did his lord I sowed not, and gather say

he should have put his where I have not strawed : money ?

thou oughtest therefore to Who were the exchangers ? have put my money to the

A. Persons who traded in money, and made a profit thereby for themselves, and those who placed it in their hands.

What do you mean here by “usury ?"

A. Increase upon money for the use of it. What, therefore, did the


lord command should be exchangers, and then at my done with his talent?

coming, I should have reOn what condition shall ceived mine own with

usury. every one that hath, receive Take, therefore, the talent abundance ?

from him, and give it unto A. If he makes a good

him which hath ten talents. use of what is given him. For unto every one that hath

In what case will that shall be given, and he shall which is given be taken have abundance : but from away ?

him that hath not, shall be Å. When no good use is


away, even that which made of it.

he hath. And cast ye the Where will the unprofit- unprofitable servant into able servant be cast?

outer darkness. There shall Who is meant by an

be weeping and gnashing of profitable servant ?"

teeth." A. One who does not make good use of what is entrusted to him.

What will be there?

Who is meant by " the Lord,” in this parable ?

A. God Almighty.

Who are meant by servants ?”

A. All mankind.

What is meant by " the talents ?"

A. The different gifts bestowed by God on men, and their opportunities of doing good.

What is meant by the “ time of reckoning ?". A. The judgment-day.

CHAPTER III. What parable does the

SAMARITAN. 3d chapter contain ?

Luke x. 30. Where is it written? As far as we can, we ought What is the lesson you

to do good to all men. learn from it ?

A certain man went down

o the




Where was a certain man from Jerusalem to Jericho, travelling?

and fell among thieves, What happened to him? which stripped him of his

What did the thieves do raiment, and wounded him, to him ?

and departed, leaving him What do you mean by half dead. And by chance " raiment ?"

there came down a certain A. Clothes.

priest that way; and when Who was the first person he saw him he passed by on that came by that way y? the other side. And like

Who were the priests ? wise a Levite, when he was at

A. Persons of the family the place, came and looked of Aaron, to whom was on him, and passed by on committed the performance

the other side. of divine worship under the But a certain Samaritan, law of Moses.

as he journeyed, came where What did he do when he saw him ?

Who was the next person that came by?

What did he do before he passed by on the other side ?

Who were the Levites?

A. The descendants of Levi, who had the care of the temple, and assisted the priests in religious worship. Who afterwards came that

? How were the Samaritans disposed towards the Jewish religion ?

A. They professed a different religion from the Jews.

Had they any dealings one with another?

A. Not in the exchange of kind and friendly offices, though they trafficked together. What, however, was the


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