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the builders rejected, the 4 Again, he sent forth other same is become the head of servants, saying, Tell them the corner: this is the Lord's which are bidden, Behold, I doing, and it is marvellous have prepared my dinner: my in our eyes ?

oxen and my fatlings are kill43 Therefore say I unto you, ed, and all things are ready: The kingdom of God shall come unto the marriage. be taken from you, and given 5 But they made light of it, to a nation bringing forth the and went their ways, one to fruits thereof.

his farm, another to his mer44 And whosoever shall fall chandise: on this stone shall be broken: 6 And the remnant took his but on whomsoever it shall servants, and entreated them fall, it will grind him to spitefully, and slew them. powder.

7 But when the king heard. 45 And when the chief priests thereof, he was wroth: and he and Pharisees had heard his sent forth his armies, and deparables, they perceived that stroyed those murderers, and he spake of them.

burned up their city. 46 But when they sought to 8 Then saith he to his serylay hands on him, they feared | ants, The wedding is ready, the multitude, because they but they which were bidden took him for a prophet. were not worthy.

CHAPTER XXII. 9 Go ye therefore into the 1 The parable of the marriage of the highways, and as many as ye king's son. The vocation of the shall find, bid to the marthat wanted the wedding garment. riage. 15 Tribute ought to be paid to Cesar.

10 So those servants went 23 Christ confuteth the Sadducees for the resurrection : 34 answereth the out into the highways, and commandment: 41 and poseth" the gathered together all as many

as they found, both bad and ND Jesus answered and good: and the wedding was

spake unto them again furnished with guests. by parables, and said,

11 | And when the king 2 The kingdom of heaven came in to see the guests, he is like unto a certain king, saw there a man which had which made a marriage for not on a wedding garment:

12 And he saith unto him, 3 And sent forth his serv- Friend, how camest thou in ants to call them that were hither not having a wedding bidden to the wedding: and garment? And he was speechthey would not come.


Pharisees about the Messias.


his son,

13 Then said the king to the 23 | The same day came to servants, Bind him hand and him the Sadducees, which say foot, and take him away, and that there is no resurrection, cast him into outer darkness; and asked him, there shall be weeping and 24 Saying, Master, Moses gnashing of teeth.

said, If a man die, having no 14 For many are called, but children, his brother shall few are chosen.

marry his wife, and raise up 15 | Then went the Phari- seed unto his brother. sees, and took counsel how 25 Now there were with us they might entangle him in seven brethren: and the first, his talk.

when he had married a wife, 16 And they sent out unto deceased, and, having no him their disciples with the issue, left his wife unto his Herodians, saying, Master, brother: we know that thou art true, 26 Likewise the second also, and teachest the way of God and the third, unto the sevin truth, neither carest thou enth. for any man: for thou re 27 And last of all the woman gardest not the person of men. died also. 17 Tell us therefore, What 28 Therefore in the resurthinkest thou? Is it lawful rection, 'whose wife shall she to give tribute unto Cesar, or be of the seven? for they all not?

had her. 18 But Jesus perceived their 29 Jesus answered and said wickedness, and said, Why unto them, Ye do err, not tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? knowing the Scriptures, nor

19 Shew me the tribute mon- the power of God. ey. And they brought unto 30 For in the resurrection him a penny.

they neither marry, nor are 20 And he saith unto them, given in marriage, but are as Whose is this image and su- the angels of God in heaven. perscription?

31 But as touching the resur21 They say unto him, Ce-rection of the dead, have ye sar's. Then saith he unto not read that which was spokthem, Render therefore unto en unto you by God, saying, Cesar the things which are 32 I am the God of AbraCesar's; and unto God the ham, and the God of Isaac, things that are God's.

and the God of Jacob? God 22 When they had heard these is not the God of the dead, words, they marvelled, and but of the living. left him, and went their way. 33 And when the multitude


heard this, they were aston 46 And no man was able to ished at his doctrine.

answer him a word, neither 34 | But when the Phar- durst any man from that day isees had heard that he had forth ask him any more quesput the Sadducees to silence, tions. they were gathered together. CHAPTER XXIII. 35 Then one of them, which 1 Christ admonisheth the people to was a lawyer, asked him a follow the good doctrine, not the evil

examples, of the scribes and Pharquestion, tempting him, and

isees. 5 His disciples must beware saying,

of their ambition 13 He denounc

eth eight woes against their hypoc36 Master, which is the

risy and blindness : 34 and prophegreat commandment in the

sieth of the destruction of Jerusalem. law?

WHEN spake Jesus to the 37 Jesus said unto him, multitude, and to his disThou shalt love the Lord thy ciples, God with all thy heart, and 2 Saying, The scribes and with all thy soul, and with the Pharisees sit in Moses' all thy mind.

seat: 38 This is the first and 3 All therefore whatsoever great commandment.

they bid you observe, that ob39 And the second is like serve and do; but do not ye unto it, Thou shalt love thy after their works : for they neighbour as thyself. say, and do not.

40 On these two command 4 For they bind heavy burments hang all the law and dens and grievous to be the prophets.

borne, and lay them on men's 41 | While the Pharisees shoulders; but they themwere gathered together, Je- selves will not move them with sus asked them,

one of their fingers. 42 Saying, What think ye 5 But all their works they of Christ? whose son is he? do for to be seen of men: They say unto him, The son they make broad their phyof David.

lacteries, and enlarge the 43 He saith unto them, How borders of their garments, then doth David in spirit call 6 And love the uppermost him Lord, saying,

rooms at feasts, and the chief 44 The Lord said unto my seats in the synagogues, Lord, Sit thou on my right 7 And greetings in the markhand, till I make thine ene- ets, and to be called of men, mies thy footstool ?

Rabbi, Rabbi. 45 If David then call him 8 But be not ye called RabLord, how is he his son ? bi : for one is your Master,

even Christ; and all ye are gold of the temple, he is a brethren.

debtor! 9 And call no man your fa 17 Ye fools and blind : for ther upon the earth: for one whether is greater, the gold, is your Father, which is in or the temple that sanctitieth heaven.

the gold ? 10 Neither be ye called mas 18 And, Whosoever shall ters : for one is your Master, swear by the altar, it is notheven Christ.

ing ; but whosoever sweareth 11 But he that is greatest by the gift that is upon it, he among you shall be your serv- is guilty. ant.

19 Ye fools and blind : for 12 And whosoever shall ex- whether is greater, the gift, alt himself shall be abased; or the altar that sanctifieth and he that shall humble him- the gift ? self shall be exalted.

20 Whoso therefore shall 13 | But woe unto you, swear by the altar, sweareth scribes and Pharisees, hypo- by it, and by all things therecrites ! for ye shut up the on. kingdom of heaven against 21 And whoso shall swear men : for ye neither go in by the temple, sweareth by yourselves, neither suffer ye it, and by him that dwelleth them that are entering to go therein. in.

22 And he that shall swear 14 Woe unto you, scribes by heaven, sweareth by the and Pharisees, hypocrites ! throne of God, and by him for ye devour widows' houses, that sitteth thereon. and for a pretence make long 23 Woe unto you, scribes prayer: therefore ye shall re- and Pharisees, hypocrites ! ceive the greater damnation. for ye pay tithe of mint and

15 Woeunto you, scribes and anise and cummin, and have Pharisees, hypocrites ! for ye omitted the weightier matters compass sea and land to of the law, judgment, mercy, make one proselyte; and and faith: these ought ye to when he is made, ye make have done, and not to Šeave him twofold more the child the other undone. of hell than yourselves. 24 Ye blind guides, which

16 Woe unto you, ye blind strain at a gnat, and swallow guides, which say, Whoso- a camel. ever shall swear by the tem 25 Woe unto you, scribes ple, it is nothing ; but who- and Pharisees, hypocrites ! soever shall swear by the for ye make clean the out

side of the cup and of the crucify; and some of them platter, but within they are shall ye scourge in your synfull of extortion and excess. agogues, and persecute them

26 Thou blind Pharisee, from city to city: cleanse first that which is 35 That upon you may come within the cup and platter, all the righteous blood shed that the outside of them may upon the earth, from the be clean also.

blood of righteous Abel unto 27 Woe unto you, scribes the blood of Zacharias son of and Pharisees, 'hypocrites ! Barachias, whom ye slew befor ye are like unto whited tween the temple and the sepulchres, which indeed ap- altar. pear beautiful outward, būt 36 Verily I say unto you, All are within full of dead men's these things shall come upon bones, and of all uncleanness. this generation. 28 Even so ye also outward 37 / Jerusalem, Jerusalem, ly appear righteous unto thou that killest the prophets, men, but within ye are full of and stonest them which are hypocrisy and iniquity. sent unto thee, how often

29 Woe unto you, scribes would I have gathered thy chiland Pharisees, hypocrites ! dren together, even as a hen because ye build the tombs of gathereth her chickens under the prophets, and garnish the her wings, and ye would not! sepulchres of the righteous, 38 Behold, your house is left

30 And say, If we had been unto you desolate. in the days of our fathers, 39 For I say unto you, Ye we would not have been par- shall not see me henceforth, takers with them in the blood till ye shall say, Blessed is he of the prophets.

that cometh in the name of 31 Wherefore ye be wit- the Lord. nesses unto yourselves, that CHAPTER XXIV. ye are the children of them 1 Christ foretelleth the destruction of which killed the prophets. the temple : 3 what and how great 32 Fill ye up then the meas

signs of his coming to judgment. 36 ure of your fathers.

And because that day and hour is 33 Ye serpents, ye generation

unknown, 42 we ought to watch like

good servants, expecting every moof vipers, how can ye escape ment our master's coming. the damnation of hell ?


departed from the temsend unto you prophets, and ple : and his disciples came wise men, and scribes: and to him for to shew him the some of them ye shall kill and I buildings of the temple.

calainities shall be before it : 29 the

34. I Wherefore, behold, I AND Jesus went out, and

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