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his arms, put his hands upon tonished at his words. But Jesus them, and blessed them.

answereth again, and saith unto 17 And when he was gone them, Children, how hard is it forth into the way, there came for them that trust in riches to one running, and kneeled to him, enter into the kingdom of God! and asked him, Good Master, 25 It is easier for a camel to what shall I do that I may inherit go through the eye of a needle, eternal life?

than for a rich man to enter into 18 And Jesus said unto him, the kingdom of God. Why callest thou me good ? there 26 And they were astonished is none good, but one, that is out of measure, saying among God.

themselves, Who then can be 19 Thou knowest the com- saved ? mandments, Do not commit

27. And Jesus, looking upon adultery, Do not kill, Do not them, saith, With men it is imsteal, Do not bear false witness, possible, but not with God: for Defraud not, Honor thy father with God all things are possible. and mother.

28 Then Peter began to say 20 And he answered and said unto him, Lo, we have left all, unto him, Master, all these have and have followed thee. I observed from my youth.

29 And Jesus answered and 21 Then Jesus, beholding said, Verily I say unto you, him, loved him, and said unto There is no man that hath left him, One thing thou lackest: go house, or brethren, or sisters, or .thy way, sell whatsoever thou father, or mother, or wife, or.chilhast, and give to the poor, and dren, or lands, for my sąke, and thou shalt have treasure in heav- the gospel's, en; and come, take


30 But he shall receive a and follow me.

hundred fold now in this time, 22 And he was sad at that say- houses, and brethren, and sisters, ing, and went away grieved: for and mothers, and children, and he had great possessions. lands, with persecutions, and in

23 And Jesus looked round the world to come, eternal life : about, and saith unto his dis- 31 But many that are first shall ciples, How hardly shall they that be last; and the last first. have riches enter into the king- 32 And they were in the way, dom of God!

going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus 24 And the disciples were as- went before them: and they were 19. Defraud not. In the ten com- words of Moses, but often in other mandments, as originally given (Ex. equivalent terms.

Our Lord may 20:3—17), these very words do not oc- here be considered as referring to the

But the Jews were in the habit, tenth commandment (Ex. 20 : 17), or when referring to the decalogue, to as expressing a general prohibition of quote the commands not always in doing wrong to our fellow-men. their original order, or in the precise 32—45. Compare Matt. 20 : 17–



amazed; and as they followed, mine to give; but it shall be they were afraid. And he took given to them for whom it is again the twelve, and began to prepared. tell them what things should hap- 41 And when the ten heard pen unto him,

it, they began to be much dis33 Saying, Behold, we go up pleased with James and John. to Jerusalem; and the Son of 42 But Jesus called them to man shall be delivered unto him, and saith unto them, Ye the chief priests, and unto the know that they which are acscribes; and they shall condemn counted to rule over the Genhim to death, and shall deliver tiles, exercise lordship him to the Gentiles;

them; and their great ones ex34 And they shall mock him, ercise authority upon them. and shall scourge him, and shall

43 But so shall it not be spit upon him, and shall kill among you: but whosoever will him: and the third day he shall be great among you shall be rise again.

your minister; 35 And James and John, the 44 And whosoever of you sons of Zebedee, come unto him, will be the chiefest, shall be sersaying, Master, we would that vant of all. thou shouldest do for us what- 45 For even the Son of man soever we shall desire.

came not to be ministered unto, 36 And he said unto them, but to minister, and to give his What would ye that I should do life a ransom for many,

46 And they came to Jericho: 37 They said unto him, Grant and as he went out of Jericho unto us that we may sit, one on with his disciples and a great thy right hand, and the other on number of people, blind Barthy left hand, in thy glory. timeus, the son of Timeus, sat

38 But Jesus said unto them, by the highway side begging. Ye know not what ye ask : can 47 And when he heard that ye drink of the cup that I drink it was Jesus of Nazareth, he of? and be baptized with the bap- began to cry out, and say, Jesus, tism that I am baptized with? thou son of David, have mercy

39 And they said unto him, on me. We can.

And Jesus said unto 48 And many charged him them, Ye shall indeed drink of that he should hold his peace; the cup that I drink of; and with but he cried the more a great the baptism that I am baptized deal, Thou son of David, have withal shall ye be baptized;

mercy on me. 40 But to sit on my right hand 49 And Jesus stood still, and and on my left hand, is not commanded him to be called :

for you?

28. 42. They which are accounted to ply, they that rule. rule. An expression, meaning, sim- 46-52. Compare Matt. 20 : 29


and they call the blind man, two ways met;, and they loose saying unto him, Be of good him. comfort, rise; he calleth thee. 5 And certain of them that

50 And he, casting away his stood there, said unto them, garinent, rose, and to What do ye, loosing the colt? Jesus.

6 And they said unto them 51 And Jesus answered and even as Jesus had commanded; said unto him, What wilt thou and they let them go. that I should do unto thee? 7 And they brought the colt The blind man said unto him, to Jesus, and cast their garments Lord, that I might receive my on him, and he sat upon him. sight.

8 And many spread their gar52 And Jesus said unto him,ments in the way, and others cut Goʻthy way; thy faith hath made down branches off the trees, and thee whole. And immediately strewed them in the way. he received his sight, and fol- 9 And they that went before, lowed Jesus in the way.

and they that followed, cried,

saying, Hosanna; Blessed is he CHAPTER XI.

that cometh in the name of the A

ND when they came nigh Lord :

to Jerusalem, unto Beth- 10 Blessed be the kingdom of phage and Bethany, at the mount our father David, that cometh in of Olives, he sendeth forth two the name of the Lord : Hosanna of his disciples,

in the highest. 2 And saith unto them, Go 11 And Jesus entered into your way, into the village over Jerusalem, and into the temple : against you: and as soon as ye and when he had looked round be entered into it, ye shall find about upon all things, and now a colt tied, whereon never man the even-tide was come, he went sat; loose him, and bring him. out unto Bethany, with the

3 And if any man say unto twelve. you, Why do

say ye
12 And on the morrow,

when that the Lord hath need of they were come from Bethany, him; and straightway he will he was hungry. send him hither.

13 And seeing a fig-tree afar 4 And they went their way, off, having leaves, he came, if and found the colt tied by the haply he might find any thing door without, in a place where thereon: and when he came to 34. 52. Thy faith hath made thee whole. confidence Jesus delighted to acknowl. It was the confidence which the blind edge and to honor. Compare 9: 23. man cherished in the ability and benevolence of Jesus, that induced him

CHAPTER XI. to seek aid from Jesus, and that in. 1–11. Compare Matt. 21:1–17. duced him to persevere, while the 12–14. Compare Matt. 21: 18, 19. crowd sought to restrain him. Such | The time of figs; that is, the time for ered away:

for the

time of figo was not yet. it, he found nothing but leaves ; | tree dried up from the rorts

21 And Peter, calling to re14 And Jesus answered and membrance, saith unto him, said unto it, No man eat fruit Master, behold the fig-tree of thee, hereafter, forever. And which thou cursedst, is with. his disciples heard it.

15 And they come to Jerusa- 22 And Jesus, answering, lem: and Jesus went into the saith unto them, Have faith in temple, and began to cast out God. them that sold and bought in 23 For verily, I say unto you, the temple, and overthrew the that whosoever shall say unto tables of the money-changers, this mountain, Be thou reand the seats of them that sold moved, and be thou cast into doves :

the sea, and shall not doubt in 16 And would not suffer that his heart, but shall believe that any man should carry any vessel | those things which he saith shall through the temple.

come to pass; he shall have 17 And he taught, saying whatsoever he saith. unto them, Is it not written, My 24 Therefore, I say unto you, house shall be called of all na. What things soever ye desire, tions, the house of prayer ? but when ye pray, believe that ye ye have made it a den of thieves. receive them, and


shall have 18 And the scribes and chief them. priests heard it, and sought how 25 And when ye stand, praythey might destroy him: for they ing, forgive, if ye have aught feared him, because all the peo- against any, that your Father, ple was astonished at his doc- also, which is in heaven, may trine.

forgive you your trespasses. 19 And when even was come, 26 But if ye do not forgive, he went out of the city.

neither will your Father, which 20 And, in the morning, as is in heaven, forgive your tresthey passed by, they saw the fig-passes. plucking and gathering them. The lesson. In addition to the sentiment tree had leaves; and as fig-trees show respecting the efficacy of faith in God, the fruit before the leaves, fruit might enforced the next day, on being told have been expected on it, especially that the fig-tree was dried up (see vs. as the time for gathering figs had not 21—23), how apt an emblem would

If, then, no figs were on it, it the tree be regarded of an unprofitable would justly be regarded as a barren follower of the Messiah !

Some scattering figs were occa- 15—19. Compare Matt. 21 : 12, 13. sionally found on the early fig-trees, 18. At his doctrine; his teaching, both the remnants of the preceding year's the matter and the manner. growth. But on this tree there was 20—24. Compare Matt. 21 : 20—22. no fruit at all. Jesus condemned the 25, 26. See Matt. 6: 14, 15. 18: useless tree to speedy decay; not as 21–35. How carefully did our Lord an act of personal indignation, but to enforce the exercise of a forgiving impress on his disciples a useful moral spirit!



answer me.

27 And they come again to 2 And, at the season, he sent Jerusalem; and as he was walk to the husbandmen a servant, ing in the temple, there come to that he might receive from the him the chief priests, and the husbandmen the fruit of the scribes, and the elders,

vineyard. 23 And say unto him, By 3 And they caught him, and what authority doest thou these beat him, and sent him away things? and who gave thee this empty. authority to do these things? 4 And again, he sent unto

29 And Jesus answered and them another servant; and at him said unto them, I will also ask they cast stones, and wounded of you one question, and answer him in the head, and sent him me, and I will tell you by what away shamefully handled. authority I do these things. 5 And again, he sent anoth

30 The baptism of John, was er; and him they killed, and it from heaven, or of men ? many others; beating some, and

killing some. 31 And they reasoned with 6 Having yet, therefore, one themselves, saying, If we shall son, his well-beloved, he sent say, From heaven, he will say, him, also, last unto them, saying, Why, then, did ye not believe They will reverence my son. him ?

7 But those husbandmen said 32 But if we shall say, Of among themselves, This is the men; they feared the people: heir ; come, let us kill him, and for all men counted John, that the inheritance shall be ours. he was a prophet indeed.

8 And they took him, and 33 And they answered, and killed him, and cast him out of said unto Jesus, We cannot tell the vineyard. And Jesus, answering, saith 9 What shall, therefore, the unto them, Neither do I tell lord of the vineyard do? He will you by what authority I do come and destroy the husbandthese things.

men, and will give the vineyard

unto others. CHAPTER XII.

10 And not read this AND he began to speak unto scripture

, The stone, which the

A cain man planted a vineyard, head of the corner ? and set a hedge about it, and 11 This was the Lord's doing, digged a place for the wine-fat, and it is marvellous in our eyes? and built a tower, and let it out 12 And they sought to lay to husbandmen, and went into hold on him, but feared the peoa far country.

ple; for they knew that he had 27–33. Compare. Matt. 21 : 23


1-12. Compare Matt. 21 : 33–45.

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