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MARK XI. one thing; which if ye tell and said unto them; I will me, I in like wise will tell

also ask of you one quesyou by what authority I do tion; and answer me, and I 25 these things; The baptism will tell you by what author

of John, whence was it ? 30 ity I do these things. The from heaven, or of men ? baptism of John, was it from And they reasoned with heaven, or of men ? themselves, saying ; If we 31 me. And they reasoned shall say, from heaven; he with themselves, saying ; If will say unto us; Why did

say ;

From heaven, ye not then believe him?

he will say; Why then did 26 But if we shall say, of men ; 32 ye not believe him? But if we fear the people ; for all

we shall say ;

Of men ; hold John as a prophet. they feared the people ; for 27 And they answered Jesus, all men counted John, that

and said ; We cannot tell. he was a prophet indeed. And he said unto them ; 33 And they answered and said Neither tell I you by what unto Jesus ; We

We cannot authority I do these things. tell. And Jesus answering,

But what think ye? saith unto them; Neither A certain man had two sons ; do I tell you, by what auand he came to the first, thority I do these things.

and said ; Son, go work to29 day in my vineyard. He

answered and said ; I will

not; but afterward he re30 pented and went. And he

came to the other and said
likewise. And he answered

and said ; I go, sir ; and 31 went not. Whether of them

twain did the will of his fath-
er? They say unto him ;
The first. Jesus saith unto
them; Verily I say unto
you, that the publicans and
the harlots


into the kingdom of God before you. 32 For John came unto you in

the way of righteousness,
and ye believed him not ;
but the publicans and the
harlots believed him; and

LUKE XX. these things ? or who is he

that gave thee this authori3 ty? And he answered and

said unto them; I will also

ask you one thing, and an4 swer me; The baptism of

John, was it from heaven, or 5 of men ? And they reasoned with themselves, saying ; If

say ;

From heaven, he will say; Why then be6 lieved ye him not? But and

if we say ; Of men ; all the people will stone us; for

they be persuaded that John 7 was a prophet. And they

answered, that they could 8 not tell whence it was. And

Jesus said unto them ; Nei-
ther tell I
thority I do these things.

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had seen it, repented not afterward, that

ye might believe him. 33 Hear another parable; There i And he began to speak

certain householder, unto them by parables ; which planted a vineyard, A certain man planted a and hedged it round about, vineyard, and set a hedge and digged a wine-press in about it, and digged a it, and built a tower; and place for the wine-fat, and let it out to husbandmen, built a tower; and let it out to

and went into a far country. husbandmen, and went into 34 And when the time of the 2 a far country. And at the

fruit drew near, he sent his season he sent to the husservants to the husbandmen, bandmen a servant, that he

that they might receive the might receive from the hus35 fruits of it. And the hus bandmen of the fruit of the

bandmen took his servants, 3 vineyard. And they caught and beat one, and killed an him, and beat him, and sent

other, and stoned another. 4 him away empty. And again 36 Again, he sent other ser he sent unto them another

vants more than the first; servant; and at him they

and they did unto them like cast stones, and wounded 37 wise.

But last of all he him in the head, and sent sent unto them his son, say him away shamefully haning; They will reverence

5 dled.

And he sent anoth38 my son. But when the er; and him they killed; husbandmen saw

and many others, beating they said among themselves; some, and killing some. This is the heir ; come, let 6 Having yet therefore one

us kill him, and let us seize son, his well-beloved, he sent 39 on his inheritance. And him also last unto them,

they caught him, and cast saying ; They will reverence

him out of the vineyard, and 7 my son. But those hus40 slew him. When the lord, bandmen said among them

therefore, of the vineyard selves; This is the heir ;

cometh, what will he do un come, let us kill him, and 41 to those husbandmen? They the inheritance shall be ours.

say unto him ; He will mis 8 And they took him, and erably destroy those wicked killed him, and cast him out men; and will let out his 9 of the vineyard. What vineyard unto other husband shall, therefore, the lord of men, which shall render him the vineyard do? He will the fruits in their seasons. come and destroy the hus

the son,



Then began he to speak to the people this parable; A man planted a vineyard, and let it forth to husbandmen; and went into a

far country for a long time. 10 And at the season he sent a

servant to the husbandmen, that they should give him of the fruit of the vineyard ; but the husbandmen beat

him, and sent him away 11 empty. And again he sent

another servant ; and they beat him also, and entreated

him shamefully, and sent 12 him away empty. And again

he sent a third ; and they

wounded him also, and cast 13 him out. Then said the lord

of the vineyard ; What shall I do? I will send my beloved son; it may be they will

reverence him when they 14 see him.

But when the husbandmen saw him, they reasoned among themselves, saying; This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that

the inheritance may be ours. 15 So they cast him out of the

vineyard, and killed him. What therefore shall the

lord of the vineyard do unto 16 them ? He shall come and

destroy these husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to others. And when they

heard it, they said; God 17 forbid. And he beheld

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