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that they trodone upon another, he said unto his

disciples, Above all things beware of the leaven 2 ofthe Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there

is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed ; 3 neither hidden, that shall not be known. And

whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, shall be heard in the light; and that which ye have

spoken in the ear in closets, shall be proclaim4 ed upon the house-tops. And I say unto you,

my friends, be not afraid of them who kill the

body, and after that have no more that they 5 can do. But I will forewarn you whom ye

shall fear : Fear him who, after he hath killed,

hath power to cast into hell ; yea, I say unto 6 you, fear him.

Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings ? yet not one of them is for7 gotten before God; and even the very hairs

of your head are all numbered. Fear not

therefore : ye are of more value than many 8 sparrows. Also I say unto you, whosoever

shall confess me before men, him the Son of

man will also confess before the angels of God. 9 But he that denieth me before men, shall be 10 denied before the angels of God. And who.

soever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it may be forgiven him ; but he who

blasphemeth the Holy Spirit shall not be for11 given. And when they bring you unto the

synagogues, and unto magistrates and rulers,

take no thought how, or what thing ye shall 2 answer, or what ye shall say : For the Holy

Spirit shall teach you in the same hour what 13 ye ought to say. And one of the company

said unto him, Master, speak to my brother,

14 that he divide the inheritance with me. And

he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge, 15 or arbiter for you? Then he said unto them,

Take heed, and beware of covetousness : for

a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of 16 the things which he possesseth. And he

spake a parable unto them, saying, The

ground of a certain rich man brought forth 17 plentifully : and he thought within himself,

saying, What shall I do, since I have no room 18 where to bestow my fruits ? And he said,

I will do this; I will pull down my barns,

and build greater ; and there will I bestow 19 all my fruits and my goods. And I will say

to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid

for many years ; take thine ease, eat, drink, 20 and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou

fool, this night thy soul shall be required of

thee ; then whose shall those things be which 21 thou hast provided ? So is he that layeth up

treasure for himself here, and is not rich to

wards God. 22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I

say unto you, Take no anxious thought for

your life, what ye shall eat, neither for the body 23 what ye shall put on.

The life is more than 24 meat, and the body than raiment. Consider

the ravens : for they neither sow nor reap;
tlicy have not store house, nor barn ; but God

feedeth them : How much more are ye bet25 ter than the birds ?

And which of you by being anxious can add to his stature one cubit ? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which

is least, why are ye anxious for the rest ?

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27 Consider the lilies how they grow : They

neither toil nor spin ; and yet I say unto you,

that Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed 28 like one of these. If then God so clothe the

grass, which is to-day in the field, and tomorrow is cast into the oven ; how much

more will he clothe you, O) ye of little faith ? 29. And seek not chiefly what ye shall eat, or what

ye shall drink, neither be of anxious mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world

seek after :* and your father knoweth that ye

have need of these things. 31 But rather seek ye the kingdom of God,

and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fcar not, little flock; for it is your

Father's 33 good pleasure to give you the kingdom. Sel

what ye have, and give almns : provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in

the heavens which faileth not, where no thief 34 approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will


heart 35 be also. Let your loins be girded about, and 36 your lights burning ; and ye yourselves like

men who wait for their master, when he will return from the wedding; that, when he cometh

and knocketh, they may open unto him im37 mediately. Blessed are those servants, whom

the master, when he cometh, shall find watching; verily I say unto you, that he shall gird

himself, and make them to sit down to meat, 38 and will come and serve them. And if he

shall come in the second watch, or come in the

* The world generally seeketh for such things.

third watch, and find things so, blessed will be 39 those servants. For this ye know, that if the

master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched,

and not have suffered his house to be broken 40 through. Be ye then always ready ; for the Son of man cometh at an hour, when


think not. 41 Then Peter said unto him, Lord, dost thou

address this comparison to us, or to all men ? 42 And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful

and wise steward, whom his lord shall make

ruler over his houschold, to give the portion of 43 food in due season; Blessed is that servant,

whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find 44 thus employed. Verily, I say unto you, that 45 he will make him ruler over all he hath. But

if that servant should say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming ; and should begin to

beat the men-servants and maidens, and to eat 46 and to drink, and 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 discard him, and appoint him 47 his portion with

vant, who knew his lord's will, and prepared

not himself, neither did according to his will, 48 shall be beaten much. But he that knew not,

and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten, but little. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him will much be required : and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

49 I am come to send fire on the earth, and 50 what will I, if it be already kindled ?* But I

have a baptism to be baptized with,t and how 51 am I distressed till it be accomplished ! Sup.

pose ye that I am come to give peace on the

earth? I tell you, nay ; but rather division. I 59 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 daugh-
ter against the mother ; the mother-in-law
against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter.
in-law against her mother in-law.

And he said also to the people, When ye see
a cloud rise out of the west, immediately ye

There will be rain ; and so it is. And when the south wind blows, ye say, There will 56 be heat: and it cometh to pass. Ye hypo

crites, ye can discern the face of the sky, and of

the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern 57 this time? $ Yea, and of yourselves even why

judge ye not what is right?:
59 When thou goest with thine adversary to

the magistrate, while in the way, endeavor to
be delivered fro:n him ; lest he carry thee to
the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the

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* Christ here speaks proplietically. † He here alludes to his sufferings. $ This is to be considered as prophetic. . Our Lord knew what would be the opposition to his religion, and how his disciples would be persecuted.

They saw enough in the miracles of Christ, to convince them that he was the Messiah, who was to come.


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