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LUKE XVI. clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every 20 day. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, 2 which was laid at his gate, full of sores, and desiring to be

fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table e; 22 moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.

And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels

into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died and was 23 buried. And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments,

and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. 24 And he cried, and said ; Father Abraham, have mercy on

me and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger

in water and cool my tongue; for I ani tormented in this 25 flame. But Abraham said ; Son, remember that thou in thy

lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil

things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. 26 And besides all this, between us and you there is a great

gulf fixed, so that they which would pass from hence to you,

cannot, neither can they pass to us, that would come from 27 thence. Then he said ; I pray thee therefore, father, that 28 thou wouldest send him to my father's house ; for I have

five brethren ; that he may testify unto them, lest they also 29 come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him;

They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. 30 And he said ; Nay, father Abraham ; but if one went unto 31 them from the dead, they will repent.

And he said unto him ; If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will

they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead. 17 Then said he unto the disciples; It is impossible but

that offences will come ; but woe unto him through whom , they come ! It were better for him that a millstone were hang

ed about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he s should offend one of these little ones.

Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke 4 him; and if he repent, forgive him.

And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day

turn again, saying ; I repent; thou shalt forgive him. 5 And the apostles said unto the Lord ; Increase our faith. 6 And the Lord said ; If ye had faith as a grain of mustard

seed, ye might say unto this sycamine-tree; Be thou plucked

up by the root, and be thou planted in the sea ; and it should 7 obey you.

But which of you having a servant ploughing, or feeding cattle, will say unto him, when he is come from the 8 field; Go immediately and sit down to meat ? Will he not

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LUKE XVII. rather say unto him ; Make ready wherewith I may sup, and

gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken ; 9 and afterward thou shall eat and drink? Doth he thank that

servant, because he did the things that were commanded ? I 10 trow not. So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those

things which are commanded you, say; We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do.

And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said ; 21 The kingdom of God cometh not with observation ; neither

shall they say; Lo here, or, lo there; for behold, the 22 kingdom of God is within you. And he said unto

the disciples; The days will come, when ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man; and

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shall not 23 see it.

And they shall say to you ; See here, or, see there; 24 go not after them, nor follow them. For as the lightning that

lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the

other part under heaven; so shall the Son of man be in his 25 day. But first must he suffer many things, and be rejected 26 of this generation. And as it was in the days of Noe, so 27 shall it be also in the days of the Son of man.

They did eat, they drank, they married wives, they were given in mar

riage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark; and the 28 flood came, and destroyed them all. Likewise also as it

was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they 29 bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same

day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone 30 from heaven, and destroyed them all ; even thus shall it be 31 in the day when the Son of man is revealed. In that day,

he which shall be upon the house-top, and his stuff in the

house, let him not come down to take it away ; and he that 32 is in the field, let him likewise not return back. Remember 33 Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to save his life, shall lose 34 it; and whosoever shall lose his life, shall preserve it. I tell

you; In that night there shall be two men in one bed ; 35 one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women

shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken and the 37 other left.

And they answered and said unto him; Where, Lord? And he said unto them; Wheresoever

the body is, thither will the eagles be gathered togeth18 er. And he spake a parable unto them to this 2 end, that men ought always to pray, and not to faint, saying;

There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither

LUKE XVIII. 3 regarded man. And there was a widow in that city ; and

she came unto him, saying ; Avenge me of mine adversary. 4 And he would not for a while. But afterward he said within 5 himself; Though I fear not God, nor regard man; yet,

because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her; lest by 6 her continual coming she weary me.

And the Lord said ; 7 Hear what the unjust judge saith. And shall not God avenge

his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he 8 bear long with them? I tell you that he will avenge them

speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth ?

And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others; 10 Two men went up into the temple to pray ; the one a Phar11 isee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood by him

self, and prayed thus ; God, I thank thee, that I am not as

other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or 12 this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all 13 that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would

up so much as his eyes unto heaven; but smote upon 14 his breast, saying ; God, be merciful to me a sinner. I tell

you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted,

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CALENDAR OF OUR LORD'S MINISTRY.

A. D. 29.*

Jan.
20. Jesus is BAPTIZED and retires to the desert.
Mar.

2. The Priests and Levites come to the Baptist.
3. Christ returns to him, at Bethabara.
4. John and Andrew follow Jesus.
5. Our Lord calls Philip and Nathanael.
6-8. The marriage festival at Cana. Our Lord's FIRST MIRACLE.
9. Jesus goes to Capernaum.
19-25. First Passover. Christ drives the traders from the Temple;

converses with Nicodemus. 26. Our Lord goes into the neighbouring country. Apr.

9.f The walk through the corn-fields. 20. Conference at Sychar with the Samaritan woman. 27. Jesus at Cana cures the sick youth at Capernaum. May. 8-14. Pentecost. Jesus at Jerusalem. 14.f Cure of the infirm man at Bethesda.

66* The reader is requested to observe, that the dates in this Calendar are,

to a considerable degree, conjectural; but that the order of the events does not depend upon the correctness of them. The dates of the Passover (and consequently of the other Festivals) have been ascertained by calculation; and admitting their accuracy, sufficient accuracy may have been obtained in adapting English dates to the following arrangement. In a few cases, besides the Festivals, this adaptation is founded on express testimony; but more usually it is founded on a calculation of the time necessary for the several events. – Hence the dates can only be an approximation to the truth; but if they prove consistent with internal evidence, and with what external evidence we possess, they will materially assist the mind in forming a distinct view of the order of events, and in retracing the several parts of it.”

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