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LUKE XII.

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they spin not. And yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all 28 his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God

so clothe the grass in the field, which to-day is, and to-
morrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe

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shall eat, or what ye shall drink; neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after ;

and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these 31 things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all 32 these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock;

for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the king33dom.

Šell that ye have, and give alms. Provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens

that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth 34 corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your 35 heart be also. Let your loins be girded about, 36 and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men

that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wed

ding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open 37 unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom

the lord when he cometh sliall find watching ; verily I say.

unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit 38 down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And

if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third 39 watch, and find them so ; blessed are those servants. And

this know, that if the good man of the house had known what

hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and 40 not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye

therefore ready also; for the Son of man coineth at an 41 hour when ye think not. Thien Peter said unto

him; Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all ? 42 And the Lord said; Who then is that faithful and wise stew

ard, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to 43 give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is

that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so 44 doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler 45 over all that he hath.

But and if that servant say in his heart; My lord delayeth his coming ; and shall begin to beat

the men-servants, and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to 46 be drunken ; the lord of that servant will come in a day

when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not

aware; and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his 47 portion with the unbelievers. And that servant which knew

LUKE XII, his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did accord48 ing to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes; but he

that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is

given, of him shall be much required ; and to whom men have 49 committed much, of him they will ask the more. I

am come to send fire on the earth; and how I wish that it were 50 already kindled ! But I have a baptism to be baptized with ; 51 and how am I straitened till it be accomplished ! Sup

pose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, 52 nay, but rather division. For from henceforth there shall

be five in one house divided, three against two, and two 53 against three. The father shall be divided against the son,

and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother-in-law

against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against 64 her mother-in-law. And he said also to the people;

When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye 55 say ; There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye

see the south wind blow, ye say; There will be heat; and it 56 cometh to pass.

Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky, and of the earth ; but how is it, that ye

do not dis57 cern this time? Yea, and why even of yourselves 58 judge ye not what is right? When thou goest with thine

adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him ; lest he hale

thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, 59 and the officer cast thee into prison. I tell thee, thou shalt

not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite. 13 There were present at that season some that told him of

the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their 2 sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them ; Suppose

ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, 3 because they suffered such things ? I tell you, nay ; but 4 except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those

eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think

ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in 5 Jerusalem? I tell you, nay; but except ye repent, ye shall 6 all likewise perish. He spake also this parable;

A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard; and 7 he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none. Then

said he unto the dresser of his vineyard; Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find

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LUKE XIII. 8 none; cut it down ; why cumbereth it the ground? And he

answering said unto him ; Lord, let it alone this year also, 9 till I shall dig about it, and dung it; and if it bear fruit, well ; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down.

And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sab11 bath. And behold, there was a woman which had a spirit

of infirmity eighteen years; and was bowed together, and 12 could in no wise lift up herself. And when Jesus saw her,

he called her to him, and said unto her; Woman, thou art 13 loosed from thine infirmity. And he laid his hands on her;

and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation,

because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath-day, and said unto the people ; There are six days in which inen ought to

in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the 15 sabbath-day. The Lord then answered him, and said ;

Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath

loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to 16 watering? And ought not this woman, being a daughter of

Abraham, whom Satan hath bound, lo, these eighteen years, 17 be loosed from this bond on the sabbath-day? And when

he had said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed; and all the people rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

Then said he; Unto what is the kingdom of God like? and 19 whereunto shall I resemble it? It is like a grain of mustard

seed, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it

grew, and waxed a great tree, and the fowls of the air 20 lodged in the branches of it. — And again he said ; 21 Whereunto shall I liken the kingdom of God ? It is like

leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

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XIV. And it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief Pharisees to eat bread on the .sabbath-day, that 2 they watched him. And behold, there was a certain man 3 before him which had the dropsy. And Jesus answering,

spake unto the lawyers and Pharisees, saying; Is it lawful 4 to heal on the sabbath-day ? And they held their peace. 5 And he took him, and healed him and let him go. And he answered them, saying ; Which of you shall have an ass or an ox fall into a pit, and will not straightway pull him out on

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LUKE XIV. 6 the sabbath-day? And they could not answer him again to 7 these things. And he put forth a parable to those

which were bidden, when he marked how they chose out 8 the chief rooms, saying unto them; When thou art bidden

of any man to a wedding, sit not down in the highest room;

lest a more honourable man than thou be bidden of him ; 9 and he that bade thee and him come and say to thee; Give this man place ; and thou begin with shame to take the low

But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the lowest room, that when he that bade thee cometh, he may say unto thee; Friend, go up higher. Then shalt

thou have worship in the presence of them that sit at meat 11 with thee. For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; 12 and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted. Then

said he also to him that bade him ; When thou makest a dinner or a supper, call not thy friends, nor thy brethren, neither

thy kinsmen, nor thy rich neighbours ; lest they also bid 13 thee again, and a recompense be made thee. But when

thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, 14 the blind; and thou shalt be blessed, for they cannot recom

pense thee ; for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrec15 tion of the just. And when one of them that

sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him;

Blessed is he that shall eat bread in the kingdom of God. 16 Then said he unto him ; A certain man made a great supper, 17 and bade many. And he sent his servant at supper-time, to say

to them that were bidden; Come, for all things are now 18 ready. And they all with one consent began to make ex

The first said unto him; I have bought a piece of ground, and I must needs go and see it; I pray thee, have 19 me excused.

And another said ; I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to prove them; I pray thee, have me ex20 cused. And another said ; I have married a wife, and there21 fore I cannot come. So that servant came, and shewed his

lord these things. Then the master of the house, being angry, said to his servant; Go out quickly into the streets

and lanes of the city, and bring in hither the poor, and the 22 maimed, and the halt, and the blind. And the servant said ;

Lord, it is done as thou hast commanded, and yet there is 23 room. And the lord said unto the servant; Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, my house

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LUKE XIV. And there went great multitudes with him; and he turned, 26 and said unto them; If any man come to me, and hate not

his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren

and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disci27 ple. And whosoever doth not bear his cross and come 28 after me, cannot be my disciple.

For which of you intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth 29 the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it? lest haply

after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, 30 all that behold it begin to mock him, saying; This man 31 began to build, and was not able to finish. Or what king

going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to

meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand ? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth 33 an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. So like

wise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he 34 hath, he cannot be my disciple. Salt is good ; but if the salt 35 have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned ? It is

neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dung-hill; but men

cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 51 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners, 2 for to hear him. And the Pharisees and scribes murmured,

saying ; This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with 3 them. And he spake this parable unto them, saying ; 4 What man of you having a hundred sheep, if he lose one of

them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilder5 ness, and go after that which is lost until he find it? And

when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoic6 ing; and when he cometh home, he calleth together his

friends and neighbours, saying unto them ; Rejoice with me, , for I have found my sheep which was lost. I say unto you,

that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that re

penteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons which 8 need no repentance.

Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a

candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently, till she find 9 it? And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and

her neighbours together, saying ; Rejoice with me ; for I 10 have found the piece which I had lost. Likewise, I

unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of 11 God over one sinner that repenteth. And he said ; A 12 certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said

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