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Divisions for the gospel. LUKE,

The fruitless fig-tree. of him they will ask the diligence that thou mayest be more.

delivered from him ; lest he hale 49 | I am come to send fire thee to the judge, and the judge on the earth, and what will I, if deliver thee to the officer, and it be already kindled ?

the officer cast thee into prison. 50 But I have a baptism to be 59 I tell thee, thou shalt not baptized with; and how am I depart thence, till thou hast paid straitened till it be accom- the very last mite. plished !

CHAP. XIII. 51 Suppose ye that I am come Jesus teacheth repentance. to give peace on earth? I tell NHERE were present at that you, Nay; but rather division : 1 season some that told him

52 For from henceforth there of the Galileans, whose blood shall be five in one house di- Pilate had mingled with their vided, three against two, and sacrifices. two against three.

2 And Jesus answering, said 53 The father shall be divided unto them, Suppose ye that these against the son, and the son Galileans were sinners above all against the father; the mother the Galileans, because they sufagainst the daughter, and the fered such things ? daughter against the mother; 3 I tell you, Nay; but except the mother-in-law against her ye repent, ye shall all likewise daughter-in-law, and the daugh-perish. ter-in-law against her mother- 4 Or those eighteen, upon in-law.

whom the tower in Siloam fell, 54 | And he said also to the and slew them, think ye that people, When ye see a cloud they were sinners above all men rise out of the west, straightway that dwelt in Jerusalem ? ye say, There cometh a shower; 5 I tell you, Nay; but, except and so it is.

ye repent, ye shall all likewise 55 And when ye see the south perish. wind blow, ye say, There will 6 He spake also this parabe heat; and it cometh to pass. ble: A certain man had a fig

56 Ye hypocrites! ye can dis- tree planted in his vineyard; cern the face of the sky, and of and he came and sought fruit the earth; but how is it, that ye thereon, and found none. do not discern this time?

Then said he unto the 57 Yea, and why even of dresser of his vineyard, Behold, yourselves judge ye not what is these three years I come seekright?

ing fruit on this fig-tree, and 58 | When thou goest with find none: cut it down; why thine adversary to the magis- cumbereth it the ground? trate, as thou art in the way, give 8 And he answering, said unto



The infirm woman healed. CHAP. XIII.

The strait gate. him, Lord, let it alone this year 17 And when he had said also, till I shall dig about it, and these things, all his adversaries dung it:

were ashamed: and all the peo9 And if it bear fruit, well : ple rejoiced for all the glorious and if not, then after that thou things that were done by him. shalt cut it down. ..

| 18 | Then said he, Unto 10 And he was teaching in what is the kingdom of God one of the synagogues on the like ? and whereunto shall I

resemble it? 11 | And behold, there was 19 It is like a grain of musa woman which had a spirit of tard-seed, which a man took, infirmity eighteen years, and and cast into his garden, and it was bowed together, and could grew, and waxed a great tree; in no wise lift up herself. and the fowls of the air lodged

12 And when Jesus saw her, in the branches of it. he called her to him, and said 20 And again he said, Whereunto her, Woman, thou art unto shall I liken the kingdom loosed from thine infirmity of God?

13 And he laid his hands on 21 It is like leaven, which a her: and immediately she was woman took and hid in three made straight, and glorified measures of meal, till the whole God.

was leavened. 14 And the ruler of the syna- 22 And he went through the gogue answered with indigna- cities and villages, teaching, tion, because that Jesus had and journeying toward Jeruhealed on the sabbath-day, and salem. said unto the people, There are 23 Then said one unto him, six days in which men ought to Lord, are there few that be work : in them therefore come saved ? And he said unto them, and be healed, and not on the 24 | Strive to enter in at the sabbath-day.

strait gate: for many, I say unto 15 The Lord then answered you, will seek to enter in, and him, and said, Thou hypocrite ! shall not be able. doth not each one of you on the 25 When once the Master of sabbath loose his ox or his ass the house is risen up, and hath from the stall, and lead him shut to the door, and ye begin away to watering ?

to stand without, and to knock 16 And ought not this wo-at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, man, being a daughter of Abra- open unto us; and he shall anham, whom Satan hath bound, swer and say unto you, I know lo, these eighteen years, be you not whence ye are: loosed from this bond on the 26 Then shall ye begin to sabbath-day?

Isay, We have eaten and drunk

indehog promence, and thou

are; depart fro mot whence ye meay unto you, Ye shand verily,

Jerusalem lamented.

LUKE, Christ healeth the dropsy. in thy presence, and thou hast 35 Behold, your house is left taught in our streets.

Junto you desolate. And verily, 27 But he shall say, I tell I say unto you, Ye shall not see you, I know you not whence ye me, until the time come when ye are ; depart from me, all ye shall say, Blessed is he that workers of iniquity.

cometh in the name of the 28 There shall be weeping Lord. and gnashing of teeth, when ye

CHAP. XIV. shall see Abraham, and Isaac, - Jesus teacheth humility. and Jacob, and all the prophets, AND it came to pass, as he in the kingdom of God, and you A went into the house of one yourselves thrust out.

of the chief Pharisees to eat 29 And they shall come from bread on the sabbath-day, that the east, and from the west, and they watched him. from the north, and from the 2 And behold, there was a south, and shall sit down in the certain man before him which kingdom of God.

had the dropsy. 30 And behold, there are last, 3 And Jesus answering, spake which shall be first; and there unto the lawyers and Pharisees, are first, which shall be last. saying, Is it lawful to heal on

31 T The same day there the sabbath-day ? came certain of the Pharisees, 4 And they held their peace. saying unto him, Get thee out, And he took him, and healed and depart hence; for Herod him, and let him go : will kill thee.

5 And answered them, say32 And he said unto them, ing, Which of you shall have an Go ye and tell that fox, Behold, ass or an ox fallen into a pit, and I cast out devils, and I do cures will not straightway pull him to-day and to-morrow, and the out on the sabbath-day? third day I shall be perfected. 6 And they could not answer

33 Nevertheless, I must walk him again to these things. . to-day and to-morrow, and the 7 | And he put forth a paraday following: for it cannot be ble to those which were bidden, that a prophet perish out of Je- when he marked how they chose rusalem.

out the chief rooms; saying 34 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, unto them, which killest the prophets, and 8 When thou art bidden of stonest them that are sent unto any man to a wedding, sit not thee; how often would I have down in the highest room, lest gathered thy children together, a more honourable man than as a hen doth gather her brood thou be bidden of him; under her wings, and ye would 9 And he that bade thee and not!

him come and say to thee, Give

He teacheth humility. CHAP. XIV. Parable of the marriage supper. this man place; and thou begin 18. And they all with one with shame to take the lowest consent began to make excuse. room.

The first said unto him, I have 10 But when thou art bidden, bought a piece of ground, and I go and sit down in the lowest must needs go and see it: I room; that when he that bade pray thee have me excused. thee cometh, he may say unto 19 And another said, I have thee, Friend, go up higher : bought five yoke of oxen, and I then shalt thou have worship in go to prove them: I pray thee the presence of them that sit at have me excused. meat with thee.

1 20 And another said, I have 11 For whosoever exalteth married a wife: and therefore I himself shall be abased, and he cannot come. that humbleth himself shall be 21 So that servant came, and exalted.

shewed his lord these things. 12 | Then said he also to him Then the master of the house that bade him, When thou ma- being angry, said to his servant, kest a dinner or a supper, call Go out quickly into the streets not thy friends, nor thy breth- and lanes of the city, and bring ren, neither thy kinsmen, nor in hither the poor, and the thy rich neighbours; lest they maimed, and the halt, and the also bid thee again, and a re-blind. compense be made thee. 22 And the servant said,

13 But when thou makest a Lord, it is done as thou hast feast, call the poor, the maimed, commanded, and yet there is the lame, the blind;.

room. 14 And thou shalt be blessed: 23 And the lord said unto for they cannot recompense the servant, Go out into the thee: for thou shalt be recom-highways and hedges, and compensed at the resurrection of pel them to come in, that my the just.

house may be filled. 15 | And when one of them 24 For I say unto you, that that sat at meat with him heard none of those men which were these things, he said unto him, bidden, shall taste of my supper. Blessed is he that shall eat 25 | And there went great bread in the kingdom of God. multitudes with him: and he

16 Then said he unto him, Asturned, and said unto them, certain man made a great sup- 26 If any man come to me, per, and bade many:

and hate not his father, and 17 And sent his servant at mother, and wife, and children, supper-time, to say to them that and brethren, and sisters, yea, were bidden, Come, for all and his own life also, he cannot things are now ready.

be my disciple.

able to finish lation, and is "ath one of them sheep, if heaving

Of forsaking all for Christ. LUKE, Of the ten pieces of silver:

27 And whosoever doth not 2 And the Pharisees and bear his cross, and come after scribes murmured, saying, This me, cannot be my disciple. man receiveth sinners, and eat

28 For which of you intend- eth with them. ing to build a tower, sitteth not 31 And he spake this parable down first, and counteth the unto them, saying, cost, whether he have sufficient 4 What man of you having to finish it?

a hundred sheep, if he lose 29 Lest haply after he hath one of them, doth not leave laid the foundation, and is not the ninety and nine in the able to finish it, all that behold wilderness, and go after that it begin to mock him,

which is lost, until he find 30 Saying, This man began it? to build, and was not able to 5 And when he hath found it, finish. .

he layeth it on his shoulders, 31 Or what king going to rejoicing. make war against another king, 6 And when he cometh sitteth not down first, and con- home, he calleth together his gulteth whether he be able with friends and neighbours, saying ten thousand to meet him that unto them, Rejoice with me; cometh against him with twenty for I have found my sheep which thousand?

was lost. 32 Or else, while the other is my I say unto you, that likeyet a great way off, he sendeth wise joy shall be in heaven over an ambassage, and desireth one sinner that repenteth, more conditions of peace.

than over ninety and nine just 33 So likewise, whosoever he persons which need no repentbe of you that forsaketh not all ance. that he hath, he cannot be my 8 | Either what woman havdisciple.

ling ten pieces of silver, if she 34 | Salt is good : but if the lose one piece, doth not light a salt have lost his savour, where- candle, and sweep the house, with shall it be seasoned ? and seek diligently till she

35 It is neither fit for the find it? land, nor yet for the dunghill ; 9 And when she hath found but men cast it out. He that it, she calleth her friends and hath ears to hear, let him her neighbours together, saying, hear.

Rejoice with me; for I have CHAP. XV.

found the piece which I had lost. Parable of the lost sheep, &c. | 10 Likewise, I say unto you, THEN drew near unto him There is joy in the presence of

I all the publicans and sin- the angels of God over one sinners for to hear him.

Tall the publicans and sinner that repenteth. 130

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