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The fig tree. S. MATTHEW. The ten virgins.

32 Now learn a parable of would have watched, and the fig tree; When his branch would not have suffered his is yet tender, and putteth house to be broken up. forth leaves, ye know that d 44 Therefore be ye also summer is nigh.

ready: for in such an hour as 33 So likewise ye, when ye ye think not the Son of man shall see all these things, cometh. now that it is near, even at

45 Who then is a faithful the doors.

and wise servant, whom his 34 Verily I say unto you, lord hath made ruler over his This generation shall not household, to give them meat pass, till all these things be in due season? fulfilled.

b 46 Blessed is that servant, 35 Heaven and earth shall whom his lord when he compass away, but my words eth shall find so doing. shall not pass a way.

47 Verily I say unto you, t 36 ( But of that day and That he shall make him hour knoweth no man, no, ruler over all his goods. not the angels of heaven, but 48 But and if that evil sermy Father only.

vant shall say in his heart, 37 But as the days of Noe My lord delayeth his coming; were, so shall also the coming 49 And shall begin to smite of the Son of man be. his fellow-servants, and to eat

38 For as in the days that and drink with the drunken, were before the flood they 50 The lord of that servant were eating and drinking, shall come in a day when he marrying, and giving in mar- looketh not for him, and in an riage, until the day that Noe hour that he is not aware of, entered into the ark,

w51 And shall cut him asun39 And knew not until the der, and appoint him his porflood came, and took them all tion with the hypocrites; away; so shall also the com- there shall be weeping and ing of the Son of man be.

gnashing of teeth. 40 Then shall two be in the i CHAP. XXV. field; the one shall be taken, THEN shall the kingdom and the other left.

of heaven be likened uile 041 Two women shall be to ten virgins, which took grinding at the mill; the one their lamps, and went forth shall be taken, and the other to meet the bridegroom.

C2 And five of them were d 42 { Watch therefore: for wise, and five were foolish. ye know not what hour your 3 They that were foolish Lord doth come.

took their lamps, and took no 43 But know this, that if oil with them: the good man of the house t 4 But the wise took oil in had known in what watch theirvessels with their lamps. the thief would come, he! 5 While the bridegroom tar


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Parable of

the talents. ried they all slumbered and made them other five talents. slept.

d 17 And likewise he that 6 And at midnight there had received two, he also was a cry made, Behold, the gained other two. bridegroom cometh; go yeť 18 But he that had received out to meet him.

one went and digged in the 7 Then all those virgins earth, and hid his lord's arose, and trimmed

their money. lamps.

19 After a long time the 8 And the foolish said unto lord of those servants cometh, the wise, Give us of your oil; and reckoneth with them. for our lamps are gone out. 20 And so he that had re

9 But the wise answered, ceived five talents came and saying, Not so; lest there be brought other five talents, not enough for us and you: saying, Lord, thou deliveredst but go ye rather to them that unto me five talents: behold, sell, and buy for yourselves. I have gained beside them t 10 And while they went to five talents more. buy, the bridegroom came; 6 21 His lord said unto him, and they that were ready Well done, thou good and went in with him to the faithful servant: thou hast mariage: and the door was been faithful over shut.

things, I will make thee ruler 11 Afterward came also the over many things: enter thou other virgins, saying, Lord, into the joy of thy lord. Lord, open to us.

22 He also that had re12 But he answered and ceived two talents came and said, Verily I say unto you, said, Lord, thou deliveredst I know you not.

unto me two talents: behold, d 13 Watch, therefore, for ye I have gained two other talknow neither the day nor ents beside them. the hour wherein the Son of 6 23 His lord said unto him, man cometh.

Well done, good and faithful i 149 For the kingdom of servant; thou hast been faithheaven is as a man travelling ful over a few things, I will into a far country, who called make thee ruler over many his own servants, and deliv- things: enter thou into the ered unto them his goods. joy of thy lord.

15 And unto one he gavelc 24 Then he which had refive talents, to another two, ceived the one talent came and to another one; to every and said, Lord, I knew thee man according to his several that thou art an hard man, ability; and straightway took reaping where thou hast not his journey;

sown, and gathering where t 16 Then he that had re- thou hast not strawed: ceived the five talents went 25 And I was afraid, and and traded with the same,and went and hid thy talent in


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Description of S. MATTHEW. the last judgment. the earth: lo, there thou hast and ye gave me meat: I was that is thine.

thirsty, and ye gave w26 His lord answered and drink: I was a stranger, and said unto him, Thou wickell ye took me in: and slothful servant, thou 36 Naked, and ye clothed knewest that I reap where I me: I was sick, and ye visitsowed not, and gather where, ed me: I was in prison, and I have not stra wed:

ye came to me. 27 Thou oughtest therefore 37 Then shall the righteous to have put my money to the answer him, saying, Lord, exchangers, and then at my when saw we thee an buncoming I should have receiv- gred, and fed thee? or thirsty, ed mine own with usury. and gave thee drink?

28 Take therefore the tal. 33 When saw we thee a ent from him, and give it un- stranger, and took thee in? or to him which hath ten talents. naked, and clothed thee? t 29 For unto every one that 39 Or when saw we thee hath shall be given, and he sick, or in prison, and came shall have abundance but to thee? from him that hath not shall 40 And the King shall anbe taken away even that swer and say unto them, Veriwhich he hath.

ly I say unto you, Inasmuch t 30 And cast ye the unpro- as ye have done it unto one fitable servant into outer or the least ofthese my brethdarkness: there shall be ren, ye have done it unto me. weeping and gnashing of t 41 Then shall he say also teeth.

unto them on the left hand, 31 When the Son of man Depart from me, ye cursed, shall come in his glory, and into everlastingire, prepared all the holy angels with him. for the devil and his angels: then shall he sit upon the 42 For I was an hungred, throne ot his glory:

and ye gave me no meat: I 32 And before him shall be was thirsty, and ye gave me gathered all nations: and he no drink: shall separate them one from 43 I was a stranger, and ye another, as a shepherd divid- took me not in: naked, and ye eth his sheep from the goats: clothed me not: sick, and in

33 And he shall set the prison, and ye visited me not. sheep on his right hand, but 44 Then shall they also anthe goats on the left. swer him, saying, Lord, when 6 34 Then shali the King say saw we thee an hungred, or unto them on his right hand, :uthirst, or a stranger, or nakCome, ye blessed of my Fa- til, or sick, or in prison, and ther, inherit the kingdom vid not minister unto thee? prepared for you froni the 45 Then shall he answer foundation of the world: thein, saying, Verily I say 35 For I was an hungred, unto you, Inasınuch as ye did


Rulers' conspiracy. CHAP. XXVI. The last supper. it not to one of the least of 11 For ye have the poor these, ye did it not to me. always with you; but me ye t*46 Aud these shall go away have not always. into everlasting punishment: 12 For in that she hath but the righteous into life poured this ointment on my eternal.

body,she did it for my burial. f CHAP. XXVI.

13 Verily I say unto you,

this gospel Jesus had finished all shall be preached in the these sayings, he said unto whole world, there shall also his disciples,

this, that this woman hath t 2 Ye know that after two done, be told for a memorial days is the feast of the pass- of her. over, and the Son of man is | 14 Then one of the twelve, betrayed to be crucified. called Judas Iscariot, went 13 Then assembled together unto the chief priests, the chief priests, and the c 15 And said unto' them, scribes, and the elders of the What will ye give me, and I people, unto the palace of will deliver him unto you? the high priest, who was And they covenanted with called Caiaphas,

him for thirty pieces of silver. 4 And consulted that they 16 And from that time he might take Jesus by subtilty, sought opportunity to beand kill him.

tray him. 5 But they said, Not on the f 17 ( Now the first day of feast day, lest there be an the feast of unleavened bread uproar among the people. the disciples came to Jesus, $69 Now when Jesus was saying unto him, Where wilt in Bethany, in the house of thou that we prepare for thee Simon the leper,

to eat the passover? 17 There came unto him a 18 And he said, Go into the woman having an alabaster city to such a man, and say box of very precious oint- unto him, The Master saith, ment, and poured it on his My time'is at hand; I will head, as he sat at meat. keep the passover at thy 8 But when his disciples saw house with my disciples. it, they had indignation, say- 19 And the disciples did as ing, To what purpose is this Jesus had appointed them; waste?

and they made ready the 9 For this ointment might passover. have been sold for much, F 20 Now when the even was and given to the poor. come, he sat down with the

10 When Jesus understood twelve. it, he said unto them, Why 21 And as they did eat, he trouble ye the woman?for she said, Verily I say unto you, bath wrought a good work that one of you shall betray upon me.


Christ prayeth

S. MATTHEW. in the garden. 22 And they were exceed- the flock shall be scattered ing sorrowful, and began abroad. every one of them to say un-ft 32 But after I am risen to him, Lord, is it I? again, I will go before you

23 And he answered and into Galilee. said, He that dippeth his! 33 Peter answered and said hand with me in the dish, unto him, Though all men the same shall betray me. shall be offended because of

24 The Son of man goeththee, yet will I never be ofas it is written of him: but fended. woe unto that man by whom : 34Jesus said unto him, Verithe Son of man is betrayed! ly I say unto thee, That this it had been good for that man night, before the cock crow, it he had not been born. thou shalt deny me thrice.

25 Then Judas, which be- 35 Peter said unto him trayed him, answered and Though I should die with said, Master, is it I? He thee, yet will I not deny said unto him, Thou hast thee. Likewise also said ail said.

the disciples. I 26 And as they were eat-'8 36 1 Then cometh Jesus ing, Jesus took bread, and with them unto a place callblessed it, and brake it, and edGethsemane, and saith gave it to the disciples, and to the disciples, Sit ye here, said, Take, eat; this is my while I go and pray yonbody.

der. d 27 And he took the cup, 37 And he took with him and gave thanks, and gave Peter and the two sons of Zeit to them, saying, Drink ye bedee, and began to be sorall of it;

rowful and very heavy. 28 For this is my blood of 38 Then saith he unto them, the new testament, which is My soul is exceeding sorrowshed for many for the remis- ful, even unto death: tarry ye sion of sins.

here, and watch with me. 29 But I say unto you, I 3*39' And he went a little will not drink henceforth of farther, and fell on his face, this fruit of the vine, until and prayed, saying, O my that day when I drink'it new Father, if it be possible, let with you

in my Father's this cup pass from me: neverkingdom.

theless not as I will, but as & 30 And when they had sung thou wilt. an hymn, they went out into 40 And he cometh unto the the mount of Olives. disciples, and findeth them 1. 31 Then saith Jesus unto asleep, and saith unto Peter, them, All ye shall be offended What, could ye not watch because of me this night: for with me one hour? it is written, I will smite the d 41 Watch and


pray, hepherd, and the sheep of enter not into temptation:



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