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spoken the parable against them; seed: and the third, likewise. and they left him, and went their 22 And the seven had her, way.

and left no seed : last of all, the 13 And they send unto him woman died also. certain of the Pharisees and of 23 In the resurrection, therethe Herodians, to catch him in fore, when they shall rise, whose his words.

wife shall she be of them ? for the 14 And when they were come, seven had her to wife. they say unto him, Master, we 24 And Jesus, answering, said know that thou art true, and unto them, Do ye not, therefore, Carest for no man; for thou re- err, because ye know not the gardest not the person of men, Scriptures, neither the power of but teachest the way of God in God? truth. Is it lawful to give tribute 25 For when they shall rise to Cesar, or not?

from the dead, they neither mar15 Shall we give, or shall we ry, nor are given in marriage; not give? But he, knowing their but are as the angels, which are hypocrisy, said unto them, Why in heaven. tempt ye me? bring me a penny, 26 And, as touching the dead, that I may see it.

that they rise, have ye not read 16 And they brought it. And in the book of Moses, how, in he saith unto them, Whose is the bush, God spake unto him, this image and superscription? saying, I am the God of AbraAnd they said unto him, Cesar's. ham, and the God of Isaac, and

17 And Jesus, answering, said the God of Jacob? unto them, Render to Cesar the 27 He is not the God of the things that are Cesar's, and to dead, but the God of the living; God the things that are God's. ye, therefore, do greatly err. And they marvelled at him. 28 And one of the scribes

18 Then came unto him the came, and having heard them Sadducees, which say there is reasoning together, and no resurrection ; and they asked ceiving that he had answered him, saying,

them well, asked him, Which is 19 Master, Moses wrote unto the first commandment of all ? us, If a man's brother die, and 29 And Jesus answered him, leave his wife behind him, and The first of all the commandleave no children, that his brother ments is, Hear, O Israel; The should take his wife, and raise up | Lord our God is one Lord : seed unto his brother.

30 And thou shalt love the 20 Now there were seren Lord thy God with all thy heart, brethren : and the first took a and with all thy soul, and with wife, and dying, left no seed. all thy mind, and with all thy

21 And the second took her, strength. This is the first comand died, neither left he any | mandment.

31 And the second is like, he then his son? And the comnamely, this, Thou shalt love thy mon people heard him gladly. neighbor as thyself. There is 38 And he said unto them, none other commandment great in his doctrine, Beware of the er than these.

scribes, which love to go in long 32 And the scribe said unto clothing, and love salutations in him, Well, Master, thou hast said the market-places, the truth: for there is one God; 39 And the chief seats in the and there is none other but he: synagogues, and the uppermost

33 And to love him with all rooms at feasts : the heart, and with all the un- 40 Which devour widows' derstanding, and with all the houses, and, for a pretence, make soul, and with all the strength, long prayers: these shall receive and to love his neighbor as him- greater damnation. self, is more than all whole burnt- 41 And Jesus sat over against offerings and sacrifices.

the treasury, and beheld how the 34 And when Jesus saw that people cast money into the treashe answered discreetly, he said ury; and many, that were rich, unto him, Thou art not far from cast in much. the kingdom of God. And no 42 And there came a certain man, after that, durst ask him poor widow, and she threw in two any question.

mites, which make a farthing. 35 And Jesus answered and 43 And he called unto him his said, while he taught in the disciples, and saith unto them, temple, How say the scribes that Verily I say unto you, that this Christ is the son of David ? poor widow hath cast more in

36 For David, himself, said by than all they which have cast into the Holy Ghost, The LORD said the treasury: to my Lord, Sit thou on my right 44 For all they did cast in of hand, till. I make thine enemies their abundance; but she, of her thy footstool.

want, did cast in all that she had, 37 David, therefore, himself, even all her living. calleth him Lord; and whence is

13–37. Compare Matt. 22: 15–46. were deposited the offerings of the

38–40. In his doctrine; his teach- Jews, both the annual and the other ing. || Long clothing ; literally, robes; offerings, for the support of the temple a long, fowing garment, worn by per- service. sons of distinction, and attracting the 42. Two mites; the smallest Jew. notice of the people by the venerable ish coin. || A farthing. The original appearance which it imparted. See word means a Jewish coin, equal to Luke 20: 46. Compare Matt. 23: 5, about a half of our cent. 6, 14.

43. Hath cast more in, &c.; that is, 41. The treasury. This name was comparatively, as is explained in the given to thirteen chests, which were next verse. Our omniscient Judge will kept in a court of the temple called not disregard the principle stated in 2 the court of the women. In these chests | Cor. 8: 12.



CHAPTER XIII. be brought before rulers and A ND as he went out of the kings for my sake for a testi

temple, one of his disciples mony against them. saith unto him, Master, see what 10 And the gospel must first manner of stones, and what build- be published among all nations. ings are here!

11 But when they shall lead 2 And Jesus, answering, said you and deliver you up, take no unto him, Seest thou these great thought, beforehand, what ye buildings ? there shall not be left shall speak, neither do ye preone stone upon another that shall meditate : but whatsoever shall not be thrown down.

be given you in that hour, that 3 And as he sat upon the speak ye; for it is not ye that mount of Olives, over against the speak, but the Holy Ghost. temple, Peter, and James, and 12 Now the brother shall beJohn, and Andrew, asked him, tray the brother to death, and the privately,

father the son; and children shall 4 Tell us, when shall these rise up against their parents, and things be? and what shall be shall cause them to be put to the sign, when all these things death. shall be fulfilled ?

13 And ye shall be hated of 5 And Jesus, answering them, all men, for my name's sake : began to say, Take heed lest any but he thot shall endure unto man deceive you :

the end, the same shall be saved. 6 For many shall come in my 14 But when ye shall see name, saying, I am Christ ; and the abomination of desolation, shall deceive many.

spoken of by Daniel the prophet, 7 And when ye shall hear of standing where it ought not, (let wars, and rumors of wars, be ye him that readeth understand,) not troubled; for such things then let them that be in Judea, must needs be; but the end shall flee to the mountains. not be yet.

15 And let him that is on the 8 For nation shall rise against house-top not go down into the nation, and kingdom against house, neither enter therein, to kingdom; and there shall be take any thing out of his house : earthquakes in divers places, 16 And let him that is in the and there shall be famines and field not turn back again to take troubles: these are the begin- up his garment. nings of sorrows.

17 But woe to them that are 9 But take heed to yourselves: with child, and to them that give for they shall deliver you up to suck in those days! councils; and in the synagogues

18 And pray ye that your ye shall be beaten : and ye shall flight be not in the winter. CHAPTER XIII.

pared with the 24th chapter of Mat1–37. This chapter should be com- thew.

19 For in those days shall be fig-tree: When her branch is yet affliction, such as was not from tender, and putteth forth leaves, the beginning of the creation ye know that summer is near. which God created, unto this 29 So ye, in like manner, time, neither shall be.

when ye shall see these things 20 And except that the Lord come to pass, know that it is had shortened those days, no nigh, even at the doors. flesh should be saved: but for 30 Verily, I say unto you, the elect's sake, whom he hath that this generation shall not chosen, he hath shortened the pass till all these things be done. days.

31 Heaven and earth shall 21 And then, if any man shall pass away; but my words shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; not pass away. or, lo, he is there; believe him not. 32 But of that day and that

22 For false Christs and false hour, knoweth no man, no, not prophets shall rise, and shall the angels which are in he en, show signs and wonders, to neither the Son, but the Father. seduce, if it were possible, even 33 Take ye heed, watch and the elect.

pray; for ye know not when the 23 But take ye heed : behold, time is. I have foretold you all things. 34 For the Son of man is as

24 But in those days, after a man taking a far journey, who that tribulation, the sun shall be left his house, and gave authoridarkened, and the moon shall ty to his servants, and to every not give her light,

man his work, and commanded 25 And the stars of heaven the porter to watch. shall fall, and the powers that 35 Watch ye, therefore; for are in heaven shall be shaken.

ye know not when the master of 26 And then shall they see the house cometh, at even, or at the Son of man coming in the midnight, or at the cock-crowing, clouds, with great power and or in the morning : glory.

36 Lest, coming suddenly, he 27 And then shall he send find you sleeping. his angels, and shall gather to- 37 And, what I say unto you, gether his elect, from the four I say unto all, Watch. winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part

CHAPTER XIV. of heaven.

28 Now learn a parable of the feast of the passover, and of 35. At eden, or at midnight, &c. nine o'clock; the midnight, from pine These were names given to the four to twelve; the cock-crowing, from watches into which the night was di- twelve to three; the morning, from vided among the Jews, in the time of three to day-break. our Saviour. The night was divided into four periods, of three hours each;

CHAPTER XIV. the evening watch, from twilight to 1-11. Compare Matt. 26: 1–16.

unleavened bread: and the chief |hath done, shall be spoken of priests and the scribes sought for a memorial of her. how they might take him by 10 And Judas Iscariot, one of craft, and put him to death. the twelve, went unto the chief

2 But they said, Not on the priests to betray him unto them. feast-day, lest there be an up- 11 And when they heard it, roar of the people.

they were glad, and promised to 3 And being in Bethany, in give him money. And he sought the house of Simon the leper, how he might conveniently beas he sat at meat, there came a tray him. woman, having an alabaster box 12 And the first day of unof ointment of spikenard, very leavened bread, when they killed precious; and she brake the box, the passover, his disciples said and poured it on his head. unto him, Where wilt thou that

4 And there were some that we go and prepare that thou had indignation within them- mayest eat the passover ? selves, and said, Why was this 13 And he sendeth forth two waste of the ointment made? of his disciples, and saith unto

5 For it might have been them, Go ye into the city, and sold for more than three hun- there shall meet you a man beardred pence, and have been given ing a pitcher of water : follow to the poor. And they mure him. mured against her.

14 And wheresoever he shall 6 And Jesus said, Let her go in, say ye to the good man of alone; why trouble ye her? she the house, The Master saith, hath wrought a good work on Where is the guest-chamber,

where I shall eat the passover 7 For ye have the poor with with my disciples ? you always, and whensoever ye 15 And he will show you a will ye may do them good; but large upper room, furnished and me ye have not always.

prepared: there make ready for 8 She hath done what she us. could: she is come aforehand, 16 And his disciples went to anoint my body to the bury- forth, and came into the city, ing.

and found as he had said unto 9 Verily I say unto you, them: and they made ready the Wheresoever this gospel shall passover. be preached, throughout the 17 And in the evening he whole world, this also that she cometh with the twelve. 8. She hath done what she could; she 19. 15. A large upper room.

The has testified her gratitude and respect Jewish houses were furnished with towards me, according to the best of such a room, for conversation with her ability, in my present circum- friends, for prayer, and for meditation. stances.

Meals were also taken in them. 12—16. Compare Matt. 26: 17— 17–50. Compare Matt. 26:20–56.


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