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LUKE XI. 42 unto you. But woe unto you Pharisees, for ye tithe mint,

and rue, and all manner of herbs; and pass over judgment

and the love of God. These ought ye to have done, and 43 not to leave the other undone. Woe unto you Pharisees,

for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greet44 ings in the markets. Woe unto you, for ye are as graves

which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not 45 aware of them.

Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him; Master, thus saying, thou re46 proachest us also. And he said ; Woe unto you also, ye

lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne;

and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your 47 fingers. Woe unto you, for ye build the sepulchres of the 48 prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear witness, that ye

allow the deeds of your fathers; for they in49 deed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Therefore

also said the wisdom of God; I will send them prophets

and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and perse50 cute ; that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed

from the foundation of the world, may be required of this 51 generation ; from the blood of Abel unto the blood of

Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the tem

ple. Verily I say unto you, it shall be required of this gen52 eration. Woe unto you lawyers, for ye have taken away

the key of knowledge ; ye entered not in yourselves, and 53 them that were entering in ye hindered.

he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees

began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak 54 of many things; laying wait for him, and seeking to catch

something out of his mouth that they might accuse him. 12 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an

innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples; First

of all, beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is 2 hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be 3 revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore,

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 proclaimed upon the house-tops. And I say unto you, my friends ; Be not afraid of them that kill the body, 5 and after that, have no more that they can do. But I will

forewarn you whom ye shall fear ; fear him, which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell ; yea, I say unto

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LUKE XII. 6 you, fear him.

Are ,not five sparrows sold for two far7 things ? and not one of them is forgotten before God. But

even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear

not therefore ; ye are of more value than many spar8 rows. Also I say unto you ; Whosoerer shall conless me before


him shall the Son of man also confess be9 fore the angels of God. But he that denieth me before 10 men, shall be denied before the angels of God. And who

soever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall

be forgiven him ; but unto him that blasphemeth against the 11 Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring

you unto the synagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers,

take ye no thought, how or what thing ye shall answer, or 12 what ye shall say ; for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

And one of the company said unto him; Master, speak 14 to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And

he said unto him ; Man, who made me a judge, or a divider 15 over you? And he said unto them ; Take heed, and

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

he spake a parable unto them, saying ; The ground of a 17 certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And be thought

within himself, saying ; What shall I do? because I have no 18 room where to bestow my fruits. And he said ; This will

I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and 19 there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods; and I will

say to my soul ; Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for 20 many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, 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 22 himself, and is not rich towards God. And he

said unto his disciples ; Therefore I say unto you, take no

thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, 23 what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat; and 24 the body is more than raiment. Consider the ravens, for

they neither sow nor reap; which neither have store-bouse,

nor barn ; and God feedeth them. How much more are 25 ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking 26 thought can add to his stature one cubit ? If ye then be not

able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for 27 the rest ? Consider the lilies how they grow; they toil not,

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LUKE XII. 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 tomorrow 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 king33 dom. Sell that ye have, and give alms. Provide your

selves · 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 shall 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 cometh at an 41 hour when ye think not.

Then 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 comniitted 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, a 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


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 sab

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 men ought to

work; 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. 18 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.



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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