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25 And when you shall stand to beat him, and sent him away empty. pray : forgive, if

have ought 4 And again he sent to them against any man ; that your Father another servant ; and him they also, who is in heaven, may forgive wounded in the head, and used him you your sins,

reproachfully. 26 But if you will not forgive, 5 And again he sent another, and neither will your Father that is in him they killed : and many others, heaven, forgive you your sins. of whom some they beat, and others

27 And they come again to Jeru- they killed. salem. And when he was walking 6 Therefore having yet one son, in the temple, there come to him most dear to him ; he also sent him the chief priests and the scribes and unto them last of all, saying: They the ancients.

will reverence my son. 28 And they say to him : By 7 But the husbandmen said one what authority dost thou these to another: This is the heir; come, things ? and who hath given thee let us kill him; and the inheritance this authority that thou shouldst do shall be ours. these things ?.

8 And laying hold on him, they 29 And Jesus answering said killed him, and cast him out of the to them: I will also ask you one vineyard. word, and answer you me, and I 9 What therefore will the lord of will tell you by what authority I the vineyard do? He will come do these things.

and destroy those husbandmen; 30 The baptism of John was it and will give the vineyard to others. from heaven, or from men ? An- 10 And have you not read this

scripture, The stone which the build31 But they thought with them- ers rejected, the same is made the selves saying :. If we say, from head of the corner : heaven ; he will say, Why then did 11 By the Lord has this been done, you not believe him ?

and it is wonderful in our eyes. 32 If we say, from men, we 12 And they sought to lay hands fear the people. For all mencounted on him, but they feared the people. John that he was a prophet indeed. For they knew that he spoke this

33 And they answering say to parable to them. And leaving him JESUS : We know not. And JESUS they went their way. answering, saith to them: Neither 13 And they send to him some of do I tell you by what authority I the Pharisees and of the Herodians; do these things.

that they should catch him in his CHAP. XII.

words. The parable of the vineyard, &c. 14 Who coming, say to him :

to in parables : A certain man true speaker, and carest not for any planted a vineyard and made a man ; for thou regardest not the hedge about it, and dug a place for person of men, but teachest the way the wine fat, and built a tower, and of God in truth. Is it lawful to let it to husbandmen ; and went give tribute to Cesar ; or shall we into a far country.

not give it ? 2 And at the season he sent 10 15 Who knowing their wiliness, the husbandmen a servant to re- saith to them: Why tempt you me? ceive of the husbandmen, of the bring me a penny that I may see it. fruit of the vineyard.

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of all. 17 And JESUS answering, said 29 And JESUS answered him : to them : Render therefore to Cesar The first commandment of all is, the things that are Cesar's, and to Hear, O Israel : the Lord thy God God the things that are God's. And is one God. they marvelled at him.

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy 18 And there came to him the God with thy whole heart, and with Sadducees who say there is no re- thy whole soul, and with thy whole surrection ; and they asked him mind, and with thy whole strength. saying:

This is the first commandment. 19 Master, Moses wrote unto 31 And the second is like to it. us, that if any man's brother die, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as and leave his wife behind him, and thyself. There is no other comleave no children, his brother should mandment greater than these. take his wife and raise up seed to 32 And the scribe said to him : his brother.

Well, master, thou hast said in 20 Now there were seven bre-truth that there is one God, and thren ; and the first took a wife, there is no other besides him." and died leaving no issue.

33 And that he should be loved 21 And the second took her, and with the whole heart, and with the died : and neither did he leave any whole unde standing, and with the issue. And the third in like manner. whole soul, and with the whole

22 And the seven all took her in strength : and to love one's neighlike manner ? and did not leave is-bour as oneself, is a greater thing sue. Last of all the woman also died. than all holocausts and sacrifices

23 In the resurrection therefore, 34 And JEsus seeing that he had when they shall rise again, whose answered wisely, said to him: Thou wife shall she be of them? for the art not far from the kingdom of seven had her to wife.

God. And no man after that, 24 And Jesus answering saith to durst ask him any question. them: Do ye not therefore err, bé- 35 And Jesus answering said, cause you know not the scriptures, teaching in the temple: How do nor the power of God?

the scribes say, that Christ is the 25 For when they shall rise again son of David ? from the dead, they shall neither 36 For David himself saith by marry, nor be married, but are as the Holy Ghost : The Lord said to the angels in heaven.

my Lord, sit on my right hand, 26 And as concerning the dead until I make thy enemies thy footthat they rise again, have you not stool. read in the book of Moses, how in 37 David therefore himself callthe bush God spoke to him, saying; Jeth him Lord, and whence is he I am the God of Abraham, and then his son ?' And a great multithe God of Isaac, and the God of tude heard him gladly.

38 And he said to them in his 27 He is not the God of the dead, doctrine : Beware of the scribes but of the living. You therefore who love to walk in long robes, and

to be saluted in the market place, 28 And there came one of the 39 And to sit in the first chairs scribes that had heard them rea- in the synagogues, and to have the soning together, and seeing that he highest places at suppers :

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widows under the pretence of long|dom, and there shall be earth prayer: these shall receive greater quakes in divers places, and fat judgment.

mipes. These things are the be41 And Jesus sitting over against ginning of sorrows. the treasury, beheld how the people 9 But look to yourselves. For

money into the treasury, and they shall deliver you up io counmany that were rich cast in much. cils, and in the synagogues you shall

42 And there came a certain be beaten, and you shall stand be poor widow, and she cast in two fore governors and. kings for way mites, which make a farthing. sake, for a testimony unto them.

43 And calling his disciples toge- 10 And unto all nations the gosther, he saith to them : Amen I say pel must first be preached. you,

this poor widow hath cast 11 And when they shall lead you in more than all they who have cast and deliver you up, be not thoughtinto the treasury,

ful before-hand what you shall 44 Forall they did cast in of their speak; but whatsoever shall be abundance, but she, of her want given you in that hour, that speak cast in all she had, even her whole ye. For it is not you that speak, Jiving.

but the Holy Ghost. CHAP. XIII.

12 And the brother shall betray Christ foretells the destruction of the his brother unto death, and the fatemple.

ther his son; and the children shall ND as he was going out of the rise up against the parents, and saith to him : Master, behold what 13 And you shall be hated by manner of stones, and what build-all men for my name's sake. But ings are here.

he that shall endure unto the end, 2 And Jesus answering, said to he shall be saved. him: Seest thou all these great 14. And when you shall see the buildings ? There shall not be left abomination of desolation, standing a stone upon a stone, that shall not where it ought not : he that readbe thrown down.

eth, let him understand : then let 3 And as he sat on the mount of them that are in Judea, flee unto Olivet over against the temple, Pe- the mountains : ter and James and John and An- 15 And let him that is on the drew asked him apart :

house-top, not go down into the 4 Tell us, when shall these things house nor enter therein to take any be ? and what shall be the sign thing out of the house : when all these things shall begin to 16 And let him that shall be in be fulfilled.

the field, not turn back to take up 5 And Jesus answering, began his garment. to say to them, Take heed lest any 17 And wo to them that are with man deceive you.

child, and that give suck in those 6 For many shall come in my, days. name saying I am he : and they 18 But pray ye, that these things shall deceive many.

happen not in winter. ? And when you shall hear of 19 For in those days shall be wars, and rumours of wars, fear ye such tribulations as were not from not. For such things must needs the beginning of the creation which be, but the end is not yet. God created until now, neither shall

8 For nation shall rise against be. a pation, and kingdom against king- 20. And unless the Lord had

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shortened the days, no flesh should| 34 Even as a man who going into be saved : but for the sake of the a far country, left his house ; and elect which he hath chosen, he gave authority to his servants over hath shortened the days.

every work, and commanded the 21 And then if any man shall porter to watch. say to you, Lo, here is Christ ; lo, 35 Watch ye therefore (for you he is here : do not believe.

know not when the lord of the house 22 For there will rise up false cometh : at even, or at midnight, christs and false prophets, and they or at the cock crowing, or in the shall shew signs and wonders, to morning.) seduce (if it were possible) even the 36 Lest coming on a sudden, he elect.

find you sleeping. 23 Take you heed therefore; be- 37 And what I say to you I say hold I have foretold you all things. tò all : Watch. 24 But in those days, after that

CHAP. XIV. tribulation, the sun shall be dark- The history of the passion of Christ.

feast of the pasch, her light,

25 And the stars of heaven shall days : and the chief priests and the be falling down, and the powers, scribes sought how they might by that are in heaven, shall be moved. some wile lay hold on him, and kill

26 And then shall they see the him. Son of man coming in the clouds, 2 But they said: Not on the feswith great power and glory. tival day, lest there should be a

27 And then shall he send his tumult among the people. angels, and shall gather together 3 And when he was in Bethania his elect from the four winds, from in the house of Simon the leper, the uttermost part of the earth to and was at meat, there came a wothe uttermost part of heaven. man having an alabaster box of

28 Now of the fig-tree learn ye ointment of precious spikenard : a parable. When the

branch thereof and breaking the alabaster box she is now tender, and the leaves are poured it out upon his head. come forth, you know that summer 4 Now there were some that had is very near.

indignation within themselves, and 29 So you also when you shall said: Why was this waste of the see these things come to pass, ointment made ? kpow ye that it is very nigh, even 5 For this ointment might have at the doors.

been sold for more than three 30 Amen I say to you, that this hundred pence, and given to the generation shall not pass, until allpoor. And they murmured against these things be done.

: 81 Heaven and earth shall pass 6 But JESUS said: Let her alone, away, but my word shall not pass why do you molest her? She hath away.

wrought a good work upon me. 32 But' of that day or hour no in for the poor you have always man knoweth, neither the angels in with you; and whensoever you heaven nor the Son, but the Father. will, you may do them good; but

33 Take ye heed, watch, and pray. me you have not always. For ye know not when the time is. 8 What she had, she hath done;

Ver. 32. Nor the Son. Not that the Son of God is absolutely ignorant of the day of judg ment; but that he knoweth it not, as our teacher, i. e. he knoweth it not so as to teach it io us, as not being expedient.

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she is come beforehand to anoints of man shall be betrayed. It were my body for the burial.,

better for him, if that man had not 9 Amen I say to you, whereso-been born. ever this gospel shall be preached 22 And whilst they were eating, in the whole world, that also which Jesus took bread : and blessing she hath done, shall be told for a broke, and gave to them, and said: memorial of her..

Take ye, this is my body. 10 And Judas Iscariot one of the 23 And having taken the chalice, twelve, went to the chief priests, giving thanks he gave it to them. to betray him to them.

And they all drank of it. 11 Who hearing it were glad ; 24 And be said to them: This is and they promised him they would my blood of the new testament, give him money. And he sought which shall be shed for many. how he might conveniently betray 25 Amen I say to you, that I him.

will drink no'more of the fruit of the 12 Now on the first day of the vine, until that day when I shall unleavened bread when they sacri- drink it new in the kingdom of God. ficed the pasch, the disciples say to 26 And when they had said an him : Whither wilt thou that we go, hymn, they went forth to the mount and prepare for thee to eatthe pasch of olives.

13 And he sendeth two of his 27 And JESUS saith to them i disciples, and saith to them: Go ye You will all be scandalized in my into the city; and there shall meet regard this night ; for it is written, you, a man carrying a pitcher of I will strike the shepherd, and the water, follow him ;

sheep shall be dispersed. 14 And whithersoever he shall 28 But after I shall be risen again, go in, say to the master of the I will go before you into Galilee. house. The master saith, Where is 29 But Peter saith to him : Al-'. my refectory, where I may eat the though all shall be scandalized in pasch with my disciples ?

thee, yet not I. 15 And he will shew you a large 30 And JESUS saith to him : dining-room furnished ; and there Amen I say to thee, to-day even in prepare ye for us.

this night, before the cock crow 16 And his disciples went their twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. way, and came into the city; and 31 But he spoke the more vehethey found as he had told them, and mently: although I should die tothey prepared the pasch.

gether with thee, I will not deny 17 And when evening was come, thee. And in like manner also said he cometh with the twelve.

they all. 18 And when they were at table 32 And they come to a farm called and eating, Jesus saith : Amen I Gethsemani. And he saith to his say to you, one of you that eateth disciples: Sit you here, while I pray. with me shall betray me.

33 And he taketh Peter and 19 But they began to be sorrow- James and John with him; and he ful, and to say to him one by one : began to fear and to be heavy. Is it I?

34 And he saith to them : My 20 Who saith to them : One of soul is sorrowful even unto death; the twelve, who dippeth with me stay you here and watch. his hand in the dish.

35 And when he was gone forward 21 And the Son of man indeed a little, he fell flat on the ground; goeth, as it is written of him: but and he prayed that if it might be, wo to that man by whom the Son the hour might pass from him:

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