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2. Parable of the Ten Virgins.

3. Parable of the Talents.

4. Parable of the Sheep and the Goats.






MARK XII. 37 O Jerusalem, Jeru- 42 And there came a And he looked up, and salem, thou that killest certain poor widow, and he saw the rich men castthe prophets, and stonest she threw in two mites, ing their gifts into the them which are sent unto which make a farthing. treasury. thee, how often would I 43 And he called unto 2 And he saw also a have gathered thy chil- him his disciples, and certain poor widow castdren together, even as a saith unto them, Verily I ing in thither two mites. hen gathereth her chick- say unto you, that this 3 And he said, Of a ens under her wings, and poor widow hath cast truth I say unto you, That ye would not!

more in than all they this poor widow hath cast 38 Behold, your house which have cast into the in more than they all: is left unto you desolate.* treasury:

39 For I say unto you, 44 For all they did cast 4 For all these have of Ye shall not see mé in of their abiindance: their abundance cast in henceforth, till ye shall but she of her want did unto the offerings of God: say, Blessed is he that cast in all that she had, but she of her penury cometh in the name of even all her living. hath cast in all the living the Lord.

that she had. CHAP. XXIV.

CHAP. XII. And Jesus went out,

And as he went out of 5 And as some spake and departed from the the temple, one of his dis- of the temple, how it temple: and his disciples ciples saith unto him, was adorned with goodly came to him, for to show Master, see what manner stones and gifts, he said, him the buildings of the of stones and what buildtemple.

ings are here! 2 And Jesus said unto 2 And Jesus answer- 6 As for these things them, See ye not all these ing said unto him, Seest which ye behold, the things? Verily I say unto thou these great build- days will come, in the you, There shall not be ings? there shall not be which there shall not be left here one stone upon left one stone upon an- left one stone upon anoanother, that shall not be other, that shall not be ther, that shall not be thrown down. thrown down.

thrown down. 3 And as he sat upon 3 And as he sat upon

7 And they asked him, the Mount of Olives, the the Mount of Olives, saying, Master, disciples came unto him over against the temple, privately, saying, Peter and James and

John and Andrew asked

him privately, Tell us, when shall 4 Tell us, when shall

but when shall these things be? and these things be? and these things be? and what what shall be the sign of what shall be the sign sign will there be when thy coming, and of the when all these things these things shall come end of the world? shall be fulfilled?

to pass? 4 And Jesus answered 5 And Jesus, answer- 8 And he said, and said unto them, Take ing them, began to say,

Take heed that heed that no man deceive take heed lest any man ye be not deceived: you.

deceive you:

* See Luke xiii. 34, 35. VOL. II.-40


5 For many shall come 6 For many shall come for many shall come in in my name, saying, I in my name, saying, I my name, saying, I am am Christ; and shall de- am Christ; and shall de- Christ; and the time ceive many ceive many.

draweth near: go ye not

therefore after them. 6 And ye shall hear 7 And when ye shall 9 But when ye shall of wars, and rumors of hear of wars and rumors hear of wars and comwars: see that ye be not of wars, be ye not trou- motions, be not terrified: troubled: for all these bled: for such things must for these things must things must come to pass, needs be, but the end shall first come to pass: but the but the end is not yet. not be yet.

end is not by and by.

10 Then said he unto 7 For nation shall rise 8 For nation shall rise them, Nation shall rise against nation, and king- against nation, and king- against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: dom against kingdom; dom against kingdom: and there shall be fa- and there shall be earth- 11 And great earthmines, and pestilences, quakes in divers places, quakes shall be in divers and earthquakes in di- and there shall be fa- places, and famines, and vers places. mines and troubles: pestilences: and fearful

sights and great signs shall there be from hea

ven. 8 All these are the be

these are the be- 12 But before all these, ginning of sorrows. ginnings of sorrows.

they 9 But take heed to shall lay their hands on 9 Then shall they de- yourselves: for they shall you, and persecute you, liver you up to be afflict- deliver you up to coun- delivering you up to the ed, and shall kill you: cils; and in the syna- synagogues, and into priand ye shall be hated of gogues ye shall be beat- sons, being brought beall nations

and ye shall be fore kings and rulers for

brought before rulers and my name's sake. (13) for my name's sake. kings for my sake, for a

And it shall turn to you testimony against them. for a testimony. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold:

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."

14 And this Gospel of 10 And the Gospel the kingdom shall be must first be published preached in all the world among all nations. for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

11 But when they shall lead you, and deliver you 14 Settle it therefore up, take no thought be in your hearts, not to meforehand what ye shall ditate before what ye speak, neither do ye pre- shall answer: meditate; but whatsoever 15 For I will give you shall be given you in a mouth and wisdom, that hour, that speak ye: which all your adversafor it is not ye that speak, ries shall not be able to but the Holy Ghost.* gainsay nor resist.*

* See Luke xii. 11, 12.

12 Now the brother 16 And ye shall be beshall betray the brother trayed both by parents, to death, and the father and brethren, and kinsthe son; and children folks, and friends; and shall rise up against their some of you shall they parents, and shall cause cause to be put to death. them to be put to death. 17 And ye shall be

13. ye shall be hated of all men for my hated of all men for my name's sake: name's sake: but he that 18 But there shall not shall endure unto the an hair of your head peend, the same shall be rish. saved.

19 In your patience

possess ye your souls. 15 When ye, there- 14 But when ye shall 20 And when ye shall fore, shall see the abomi- see the abomination of see Jerusalem compassed nation of desolation, spo- desolation, spoken of by with armies, then know ken of by Daniel the Daniel the Prophet, that the desolation thereprophet, stand in the holy standing where it ought of is nigh. place, (whoso readeth, not, (let him that readeth let him understand,). understand,) then let 16 Then let them them that be in Judea

21 Then let them which be in Judea flee flee to the mountains?

which are in Judea flee into the mountains:

to the mountains; 17 Let him which is 15 And let him that is on the house-top not on the house-top not go come down to take any- down into the house, neithing out of his house: ther enter therein, to take and let them which are

any thing out of his in the midst of it depart house:

out; and let not them ihat 18 Neither let him 16 And let him that is are in the countries enter which is in the field re- in the field not turn back thereinto.* turn back to take his again for to take up his clothes.* garment.*

22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things, which are

written may be fulfilled. 19 And woe unto them 17 But woe to them 23 But woe unto them that are with child, and that are with child, and that are with child, and to them that give suck, to them that give suck, in to them that give suck, in those days! those days!

in those days! 20. But pray ye that 18 And pray ye that your flight be not in the your flight be not in the winter, neither on the winter. Sabbath-day;

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. 21 For then shall be 19 For in those days great tribulation, such as shall be affliction, such was not since the begin- as was not from the bening of the world to this ginning of the creation

† Vide Infra, Luke xxvii. 30, 31.

time, no, nor ever shall which God created, unto be.

this time, neither shall

be. 22 And except those 20 And except that the days should be shorten- Lord had shortened those ed, there should no flesh days, no flesh should be be saved: but for the saved: but for the elect's elect's sake those days sake, whom he hath choshall be shortened. sen, he hath shortened

the days. 23. Then if any man

21 And then if any shall say unto you, Lo, man shall say to you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; here is Christ; or, lo, he believe it not.

is there; believe him not; 24 For there shall 22 For false Christs arise false Christs, and and false prophets shall false prophets, and shall rise, and shall show signs show great signs and and wonders, to seduce, wonders; insomuch, that, if it were possible, even if it were possible, they the elect. shall deceive the very elect.

25 Behold I have told 23 But take ye heed, you before.

Behold, I have foretold

you all things. 26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: Behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of Man be.*

28 For wheresoever the carcass is, there will the eagles be gathered together.t

29 Immediately after 24 But in those days, the tribulation of those after that tribulation, the days shall the sun be sun shall be darkened, darkened, and the moon and the moon shall not 25 And there shall be shall not give her light, give her light;

signs in the sun, and in and the stars shall fall 25 And the stars of the moon, and in the from heaven, heaven shall fall,


and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;

26 Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the

earth: and the powers of the and the powers that are for the powers of heavens shall be shaken: in heaven shall be sha- heaven shall be shaken.

ken. 30 And then shall appear the sign of the Son

* Vide Infra, Luke xvi. 21, 23, 24. † Vide Infra, Luke xvij. 37.

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