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10 long time. And at the season, he sent a ser
vant to the husbaudmen, that they should give him the fruit of the vineyard : but the husband
men beat him, and sent him away empty. 11 Then he sent another servant : and they beat
him also, and treated him shamefully, and sent 12 him away empty. Then he sent the third : and 13 they wounded him also, and cast him out. Then
said the lord of the vineyard, What shall I do?
I will send my beloved son : perhaps they 14 will reverence him when they see him. But
when the husbandmen saw him, they said to
one another, This is the heir : come, let us 15 kill him, that the inheritance may be ours. So
they cast him out of the vineyard, and killed
him. What now will the lord of the vineyard 16 do unto them? He will come and destroy
these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard
to others. And when they heard it, they said, 17 Let it not be so. And he looked on them
and said, What is this then that is written ? The stone which the builders rejected, the
same is become the head of the corner ? 18 Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be
broken ; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it
will grind him to powder. 19 And at that time the chief priests and scribes
attempted to seize him ; (but they feared the
people) for they perceived that he had spoken 20 this parable against them. And they watched
him, and sent forth spies who should appear to be good men, that they might avail themselves of his discourse, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.. 21 And they asked him, saying, We know that
thou speakest and teachest rightly, neither dost accept
person of any, but teachest the way 22 of God truly: is it lawful for us to give trib23 ute unto Cæsar, or no ?* But "he perceived
their craftiness, and said unto them, Why do 24 ye tempt me ? Shew me a penny. Whose in
age and superscription hath it? They answer25 ed and said, Cæsar's. And he said unto them,
Render therefore unto Cæsar the things whiclı
are Cæsar's, and unto God the things which 26 are God's. And they could not take hold of
his words before the people :and they won
dered at his answer, and were silent. 27 Then some of the Sadducees (who deny that
there is any resurrection) came and interrogat28 ed him, saying, Rabbi, Moses wrote unto us,
If any man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should
take his wife and raise up children to his brother. 29 Now there were seven brethren: and the first 30 took a wife, and died without children. And
the second took her to wife, and he died child31 less. And the third took her ; and in like
manner the seventh also : and they left no 32 children, and died. Last of all the woman 33 died also. Now, in the resurrection, whose
wife of them is she? for seven had her to wife.
* A more insidious or mischievous question could not have been proposed.
† Give all proper honor and deference to Cæsar, your emperor-but not the authority and homage which are due only to God.
# They could not pervert these words.
34 And Jesus answering, said unto them, The
children of this world marry, and are given in 35 marriage. But they who shall be accounted
worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrec
tion from the dead, neither marry nor are given 36 in marriage. Neither can they die any more :
for they are like the angels ; and are the chil.
dren of God, being the children of the resur37 rection. Now that the dead are raised, even
Moses shewed at the bush, when he calleth Je
hovah, the God of Abraham, and the God of 38 Isaac, and the God of Jacob. For he is not
the God of the dead, but of the living : for
all live unto him. 39 Then some of the scribes said, Master, thou 40 hast spoken well. And after that they durst not 41 ask him any question at all. Then he said unto
them, Why is it said, that Christ should be 42 the son of David ? And David himself saith
in the book of Psalms, the LORD said unto my 43 Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make 44 thine enemies thy footstool ?* Now David
calleth him Lord, how is he then his son ? 45 Then in the audience of all the people, he 46 said unto his disciples, Beware of the scribes,
who desire to walk in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the highest seats
in the synagogues, and the chief rooms at feasts ; 47 who devour widows' houses, and for a shew
make long prayers : the same shall receive greater damnation.
* See Acts xi. 30. 36.
1 AND looking up, he saw the rich men cast. 2 ing their gifts into the treasury. And he saw 3 also a poor widow casting in two mites. And
he said, I assure you that this poor widow hath 4 cast in more than they all. For all these have
of their abundance cast in unto the offerings of God: but she of her penury hath cast in all
the living she had. 5
And as some were speaking of the temple, that it was adorned with goodly stones, and gifts, he 6 said, As for these things which ye behold, the
days will come, in which there shall not be left
one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown 7 down. And they said unto him, Master,
when shall these things be? And what the
sign when these things are to be fulfilled ? 8 And he said, Take heed that ye be not deceiv
ed : For many will come in my name, saying,
I am he, * and this time is near ; but go not 9 after them. And when ye shall hear of wars
and commotions, be not terrified : for these
things must first take place : but the endt is 10 not immediately. Then he said unto them,
Nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom 11 against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall
be in divers places, I and famines and pesti
lences; and fearful sights, and great signs shall 12 be from heaven. But before all these events, they will lay their hands on you, and persecute * That is, the Messiah, or Christ. That is, the destruction of Jerusalem. That is, political and civil revolutions.
you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and
into prisons, bringing you before kings and ru13 lers for my name's sake. And all this shall take 14 place for a testimony to you. Resolve there-
fore with yourselves, not to pre-meditate what 15 ye shall answer. For I will give you words
and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not 16 be able to gainsay, nor resist. And ye will be
betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and
kinsfolks, and friends : and some of you they 17 will cause to be put to death. And ye will be 18 hated of all men for my name's sake. But there 19 shall not an hair of your head perish. In your 20 patience possess ye your souls.* And when
ye shall see Jerusalem encompassed with ar
mies, then know that the desolation thereof is 21 near. Then let them who are in Judea flee to
to the mountains; and let them who are in the
midst of it depart out; and let not them who 22 are in the country enter into it. For these are
the days of vengeance, that all things which 23 are written may be fulfilled. But woe unto
them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days : for there shall be great
distress in the land, and wrath upon this people. 24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword,
and shall be led away captive into all nations : and Jerusalem · shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled. +
* Or by your patience ye shall preserve your lives.
It seems from this verse, that after Christianity is pro pagated, and prevails among most gentile nations, the Jews shall be restored to Judeą. This is the opinion of many persons.