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Christ teacheth to pray.
He casteth out a devil: friend, and shall go unto him casteth out devils through Beel at midnight, and say unto him, zebub, the chief of the devils. Friend, lend me three loaves : 16 And others tempting him,
6 For a friend of mine in his sought of him a sign from journey is come to me, and I heaven. have nothing to set before him? 17 But he, knowing their
7 And he from within shall thoughts, said unto them, Every answer and say, Trouble me kingdom divided against itself, not: the door is now shut, and is brought to desolation; and a my children are with me in bed; house divided against a house, I cannot rise and give thee.
falleth. 8 I say unto you, Though 18 If Satan also be divided he will not rise and give him, against himself, how shall his because he is his friend, yet be- kingdom stand ? because ye say cause of his importunity he will that I cast out devils through rise and give him as many as Beelzebub. he needeth.
19 And if I by Beelzebub cast 9 And I say unto you, Ask, out devils, by whom do your and it shall be given you; seek, sons cast them out? therefore and ye shall find; knock, and shall they be your judges. it shall be opened unto you.
20 But if I with the finger of 10 For every one that asketh, God cast out devils, no doubt receiveth ; and he that seeketh, the kingdom of God is come findeth; and to him that knock- upon you. eth, it shall be opened.
21 When a strong man armed 11 If a son shall ask bread keepeth his palace, his goods of any of you
that is a father, are in peace: will he give him a stone ? or if 22 But when a stronger than he ask a fish, will he for a fish he shall come upon him, and give him a serpent ?
overcome him, he taketh from 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, him all his armour wherein he will he offer him a scorpion ? trusted, and divideth his spoils.
13 If ye then, being evil, , 23 He that is not with me is know how to give good gifts against me: and he that gatherunto your children: how much eth not with me scattereth. more shall your heavenly Fa-24 When the unclean spirit ther give the Holy Spirit to is gone out of a man, he walkthem that ask him ?
eth through dry places, seeking 14 And he was casting out rest: and finding none, he saith, a devil, and it was dumb. And I will return unto my house it came to pass when the devil whence I came out. was gone out, the dumb spake; 25 And when he cometh, he and the people wondered. findeth it swept and garnished. 15 But some of them said, He 26 Then goeth he, and taketh
The ineacusableness of
not believing the gospel. to him seven other spirits more that they which come in may wicked than himself; and they see the light. enter in, and dwell there : and 34 The light of the body is the last state of that man is the eye: therefore when thine worse than the first.
eye is single, thy whole body 27 | And it came to pass, as also is full of light; but when he spake these things, a certain thine eye is evil
, thy body also woman of the company lifted up is full of darkness. her voice, and said unto him, 35 Take heed therefore, that Blessed is the womb that bare the light which is in thee be thee, and the paps which thou not darkness. hast sucked.
36 If thy whole body there28 But he said, Yea, rather fore be full of light, having no blessed are they that hear the part dark, the whole shall be word of God, and keep it. full of light; as when the bright
29 | And when the people shining of a candle doth give were gathered thick together, thee light. he began to say, This is an evil 37 T And as he spake, a cergeneration: they seek a sign ; | tain Pharisee besought him to and there shall no sign be given dine with him: and he went in it, but the sign of Jonas the and sat down to meat. . prophet.
38 And when the Pharisee 30 For as Jonas was a sign saw it, he marvelled that he had unto the Ninevites, so shall also not first washed before dinner. the Son of man be to this
39 And the Lord said unto eration
him, Now do ye Pharisees make 31 The queen of the south clean the outside of the cup and shall rise up in the judgment the platter; but your inward with the men of this genera- part is full of ravening and tion, and condemn them: for wickedness. she came from the utmost parts 40 Ye fools, did not he that of the earth, to hear the wis made that which is without, dom of Solomon; and behold, make that which is within also? a greater than Solomon is here.
41 But rather give alms of 32 The men of Nineveh shall such things as ye have; and rise up in the judginent with behold, all things are clean unthis generation, and shall con- to you. demn it: for they repented at 42 But wo unto you, Phanthe preaching of Jonas; and be- sees ! for ye tithe mint, and rue, hold, a greater than Jonas is here. and all manner of herbs, and
33 No man when he hath pass over judgment and the love lighted a candle, putteth it in of God: these ought ye to have a secret place, neither under a done, and not to leave the other bushel, but on a candlestick, | undone.
Christ reproveth the Pharisees,
scribes, and lawyers. 43 Wo unto you, Pharisees ! | of knowledge: ye entered not in for ye love the uppermost seats yourselves, and them that were in the synagogues, and greet- entering in ye hindered. ings in the markets.
53 And as he said these things 44 Wo unto you, scribes and unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are Pharisees began to urge him veas graves which appear not, and hemently, and to provoke him the men that walk over them to speak of many things; are not aware of them.
54 Laying wait for him, and 45 | Then answered one of seeking to catch something out the lawyers, and said unto him, of his mouth, that they might Master, thus saying, thou re- accuse him. proachest us also.
CHAP. XII. 46 And he said, Wo unto
1 Christ preacheth to his disciples to avoid you also, ye lawyers ! for ye hypocrisy, and fearfulness in publishing his
doctrine : 13 warneth the people to beware lade men with burdens grievous of covetousness, by the parable of the rich to be borne, and ye yourselves
man who set up greater barns. 22 We must
not be over careful of earthly things, 31 touch not the burdens with one but seek the kingdom of God, 33 give alms, of your fingers.
36 be ready at a knock to open to our Lord
whensoever he cometh. 41 Christ's ministers 47 Wo unto you! for ye
are to see to their charge, 49 and look for the sepulchres of the prophets,
persecution. 54 The people must take ihis
time of grace, 58 because it is a fearful and your fathers killed them. thing to die without reconciliation.
48 Truly ye bear witness, that TN the mean time, when there ye allow the deeds of your fa- were gathered together an thers : for they indeed killed innumerable multitude of peothem, and ye build their sep- ple, insomuch that they trode ulchres.
one upon another, he began to 49 Therefore also said the wis- say unto his disciples first of all, dom of God, I will send them Beware ye of the leaven of the prophets and apostles, and some Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. of them they shall slay and per- 2 For there is nothing coversecute :
ed, that shall not be revealed; 50 That the blood of all the neither hid, that shall not be prophets, which was shed from known. the foundation of the world, may 3 Therefore, whatsoever ye be required of this generation; have spoken in darkness, shall
51 From the blood of Abel be heard in the light; and that unto the blood of Zacharias, which ye have spoken in the which perished between the al- ear in closets, shall be proclaimtar and the temple: verily, I say ed upon the house-tops. unto you, It shall be required of 4 And I say unto you, my this generation.
friends, Be not afraid of them 52 Wo unto you, lawyers ! that kill the body, and after that, for ye have taken away the key have no more that they can do
and worldly care. 5 But I will forewarn you, ousness: for a man's life consistwhom ye shall fear: Fear him, eth not in the abundance of the which after he hath killed, hath things which he possesseth power to cast into hell; yea, I 16 And he spake a parable say unto you, Fear him. unto them, saying, The ground
6 Are not five sparrows sold of a certain rich man brought for two farthings, and not one of forth plentifully : them is forgotten before God? 17 And he thought within
7 But even the very hairs of himself, saying, What shall I your head are all numbered. do, because I have no room Fear not therefore: ye are of where to bestow my fruits? more value than many sparrows. 18 And he said, This will I
8 Also I say unto you, Who- do: I will pull down my barns, soever shall confess me before and build greater; and there men, him shall the Son of man will I bestow all my fruits and also confess before the angels my goods. of God.
19 And I will say to my soul, 9 But he that denieth me be- Soul, thou hast much goods laid fore men, shall be denied before up for many years ; take thine the angels of God.
ease, eat, drink, and be merry. 10 And whosoever shall speak 20 But God said unto him, a word against the Son of man, Thou fool, this night thy soul it shall be forgiven him : but shall be required of thee: then unto him that blasphemeth whose shall those things be against the Holy Ghost, it shall which thou hast provided ? not be forgiven.
21 So is he that layeth up 11 And when they bring you treasure for himself, and is not unto the synagogues, and unto rich toward God. magistrates, and powers, take 22 And he said unto his ye no thought how or what disciples, Therefore I say unto thing ye shall answer, or what you, Take no thought for your ye shall say:
life, what ye shall eat; neither 12 For the Holy Ghost shall for the body, what ye shall put teach you in the same hour on. what ye ought to say.
23 The life is more than meat, 13 | And one of the company and the body is more than rai said unto him, Master, speak to ment. my brother, that he divide the 24. Consider the ravens : for inheritance with me.
they neither sow nor reap: 14 And he said unto him, which neither have store-house Man, who made me a judge, or nor barn; and God feedeth a divider over you?
them. How much more are ye 15 And he said unto them, better than the fowls? Take heed, and beware of covet- 25 And which of you with
of seeking the kingdom of God. CHAP. XII.
Parable of the steward. taking thought can add to his , and knocketh, they may open stature one cubit?
unto him immediately. 26 If ye then be not able to 37 Blessed are those servants, do that thing which is least, whom the lord when he cometh why take ye thought for the shall find watching: verily, I rest?
say unto you, that he shall gird 27 Consider the lilies how himself, and make them to sit they grow: they toil not, they down to meat, and will come spin not; and yet I say unto forth and serve them. you, that Solomon in all his 38 And if he shall come in glory was not arrayed like one the second watch, or come in of these.
the third watch, and find them 28 If then God so clothe the so, blessed are those servants. grass, which is to-day in the 39 And this know, that if the field, and to-morrow is cast into good man of the house had the oven; how much more will known what hour the thief he clothe you, O ye of little faith? would come, he would have
29 And seek not ye what ye watched, and not have suffered shall eat, or what ye shall drink, his house to be broken through. neither be ye of doubtful mind. 40 Be ye therefore ready also:
30 For all these things do the for the Son of man cometh at nations of the world seek after: an hour when ye think not. . and your Father knoweth that 41 | Then Peter said unto ye have need of these things. him, Lord, speakest thou this
31 | But rather seek ye the parable unto us, or even to all ? kingdom of God, and all these 42 And the Lord said, Who things shall be added unto you. then is that faithful and wise
32 Fear not, little flock; for steward, whom his lord shall it is your Father's good pleasure make ruler over his household, , to give you the kingdom. to give them their portion of
33 Seil that ye have, and give meat in due season? alms : provide yourselves bags 43 Blessed is that servant, which wax not old, a treasure whom his lord when he cometh in the heavens that faileth not, shall find so doing. where no thief approacheth,
44 Of a truth I say unto you, neither moth corrupteth.
that he will make him ruler 34 For where your treasure is, over all that he hath. there will your heart be also. 45 But and if that servant say
35 Let your loins be girded in his heart, My lord delayeth about, and your lights burning; his coming; and shall begin to
36 And ye yourselves like beat the men-servants, and maidunto men that wait for their lord, ens, and to eat and drink, and when he will return from the to be drunken; wedding ; that, when he cometh 46 The lord of that servant.