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answering, said unto them, Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar's; and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled

at him. 18

Then come unto him the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection; and they asked 19 him, saying, Master, Moses directed us, if a

man's brother die, and leave his wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother

should take his wife, and raise up seed unto 20 his brother. Now there were seven brethren:

and the first took a wife, and dying, left no 21 offspring. And the second took her, and

died, neither left he any; and the third like22 wise. And the seven had her, and left no

children: last of all, the woman died also. 23 Now in the resurrection when they shall rise,

whose wife shall she be of them ? for the seven 24 had her to wife. And Jesus answering, said

unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because

ye know not the scriptures, neither the power 25 of God? For when they shall rise from the

dead, they neither marry nor are given in

marriage : but are as the angels which are in 26 heaven. And as touching the dead, that they

rise; have ye not read in the book of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying

I am the God of Abraham, and the God of 27 Isaac, and the God of Jacob? He is not the

God of the dead, but the God of the living :

ye therefore do greatly err. 28 And one of the scribes came, and having

heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him,

29 Which is the first commandment of all? And

Jesus answered him, The first of all the com

mandments is, Hear, O Israel; the Lord our 30 God is one Lord: And, Thou shalt love the

Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all

thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is 31 the first commandment: And the second is

like, namely, this, Thou shalt love thy neigh

bor as thyself: there is none other command32 ment greater than these. And the scribe said

unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the

truth: for there is one God; and there is none 33 other but he. And to love him with all the

heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to

love his neighbor as himself, is more than all 34 whole burnt-offerings and sacrifices. And

when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God.* And no man after that

durst interrogate him. 35 And Jesus answered and said, while he

taught in the temple, How say the scribes that 36 Christ is the son of David ?t For David

himself said by the Holy Spirit, the LORD said

to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I 37 make thine enemies thy footstool. David

therefore himself calleth him Lord; and

* Such a man was almost a Christian. He placed religion not in ceremony, but in love to God and man.

+ This was one of the titles given by the Jews to the Messiah.

whence is he then his son?

And the common people heard him gladly. 38 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Be

ware of the scribes, who love to go in long

clothing, and love salutations in the market39 places, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 40 and the uppermost rooms at feasts : Who de

vour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayers : these shall receive greater damnation.

And Jesus sat over against the treasury, and beheld how the people cast money into

the treasury; and many that were rich cast in 42 much. And there came a certain poor widow,

and she threw in two mites, which make a 43 farthing. And he called unto him his disci

ples, and saith unto them, Verily I say unto you, that this poor widow hath cast more in

than all they which have cast into the treasury. 44 For all they did cast in of their abundance :

but she of her poverty did cast in all she had, even all her living.

CHAP. XIII.

1 AND as he went out of the temple, one of

his disciples saith unto him, Master, see what

manner of stones, and what buildings are here. 2 And Jesus answering, said unto him, Seest

thou these great buildings ? there shall not be

left one stone upon another, that shall not be 3 thrown down. And as he sat upon the mount

of Olives, over against the temple, Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, asked him pri4 vately, Tell us, when shall these things be?

and what shall be the sign when all these things 5 shall be fulfilled ?* And Jesus answering them,

said, Take heed lest any one deceive you : 6 For many will come in my name, saying, I am 7 Christ; and will deceive many. And when

ye shall hear of wars, and rumors of wars, be

ye not troubled: for such things must needs 8 be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation

will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there will be earthquakes in divers places, and there will be famines, and

troubles : these are the beginnings of sorrows. 9 But take heed to yourselves; for they will

deliver you up to councils; and in the synagogues, ye will be beaten, and ye will be

brought before rulers and kings for my sake, 10 for a testimony against them. And the gospel

must first be published among all nations. 11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you

up, take no thought before hand what ye shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in that hour, that

speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the 12 Holy Spirit. Now the brother will betray the

brother to death, and the father the son : and

the children will rise up against their parents, 13 and will cause them to be put to death.

ye shall be hated of all men for my name's

And

* The inquiry of the apostles here seems evidently to relate solely to the destruction of Jerusalem.

sake: but he that shall endure unto the end,

the same shall be saved. 14

But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let him that read

eth understand) then let them that be in Judea, 15 flee to the mountains: And let him that is on

the house-top, not go down into the house,

neither enter therein, to take any thing out of 16 his house. And let him that is in the field

not turn back again to take up his garment. 17 But wo to them that are with child, and to * 18 them that give suck in those days. And pray 19 ye that

your fight be not in the winter. For in those days shall be affliction, such as was not from the beginning of the creation which

God created unto this time, neither shall be. 20 And except that the Lord had shortened those

days, no flesh should be saved: but for the

elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath 21 shortened the days. And then, if any man

shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ; or, Lo, 22 he is there; believe him not. For false Christs

and false prophets will rise, and will shew signs

and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, 23 even the elect. But take ye heed : behold, I

have foretold you all things. 24

But in those days, after that tribulation, the

sun will be darkened, and the moon will not 25 give her light, and the stars of heaven will fall,

and the powers that are in heaven shall be 26 shaken. And then they will see the Son of

man coming in the clouds with great power 27 and glory. And he will send his angels, and

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