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Divisions of the gospel.

S. LUKE. The necessity of repentance. will come in a day when he rise out of the west, straightway looketh not for him, and at an ye say, There cometh a shower; hour when he is not aware, and and so it is. will cut him in sunder, and will 55 And when ye see the south appoint him his portion with the wind blow, ye say, There will unbelievers.

be heat; and it cometh to pass. 47 And that servant which 56 Ye'hypocrites, ye can disknew his lord's will, and pre- cern the face of the sky, and of pared not himself, neither did the earth ; but how is it, that ye according to his will, shall be do not discern this time? beaten with many stripes. 57 Yea, and why even of

48 But he that knew not, and yourselves judge ye not what did commit things worthy of is right? stripes, shall be beaten with few 587 When thou goest with stripes. For unto whomsoever thine adversary to the magismuch is given, of him shall be trate, as thou art in the way, much required; and to whom give diligence that thou mayest men have committed much, of be delivered from him; lest he him they will ask the more. hale thee to the judge, and the

49 T I am come to send fire judge deliver thee to the officer, on the earth, and what will I, and the officer cast thee into if it be already kindled ? prison.

50 But I have a baptism to 59 I tell thee, thou shalt not be baptized with ; and how am depart thence, till thou hast s straitened till it be accom- paid the very last mite. plished ! 51 Suppose ye that I am come

1 Christ preacheth repentance upon the punishto give peace on earth? I tell

ment of the Galileans, and others. 6 The you, Nay; but rather division : fruitless fig-tree may not stand. 52 For from henceforth there

powerful working of the word in the hearts shall be five in one house di- of his chosen, by the parable of the grain of

mustard-sced, and of leaven : 24 exhorteth to vided, three against two, and enter in at the strait gate, 31 and reproveth two against three. 53 The father shall be divi- HERE were

were present at ded against the son, and the son that season some that told against the father; the mother him of the Galileans, whose against the daughter, and the blood Pilate had mingled with daughter against the mother; their sacrifices. the mother-in-law against her 2 And Jesus answering, said daughter-in-law, and the daugh- unto them, Suppose ye that ter-in-law against her mother these Galileans were sinners in-law.

above all the Galileans, because 54 | And he said also to the they suffered such things ? people, When ye see a cloud 3 I tell you, Nay; but, except

CHAP. XIII.

11 He heaieth the crooked woman : 18 sheweth the

Herod and Jerusalem.

CHAP. XIII.

Parable of the fig-tree,

and of the mustard-seed. ye repent, ye shall all likewise 14 And the ruler of the synperish.

agogue answered with indig4 Or those eighteen, upon nation, because that Jesus had whom the tower in Siloam fell, healed on the sabbath-day, and and slew them, think ye that said unto the people, There are they were sinners above all men six days in which men ought to that dwelt in Jerusalem?

work : in them therefore come 5 I tell you, Nay; but, ex- and be healed, and not on the cept ye repent, ye shall all like- sabbath-day. wise perish.

15 The Lord then answered 6. He spake also this para- him, and said, Thou hypocrite, ble : A certain man had a fig- doth not each one of you on the tree planted in his vineyard ; sabbath loose his ox or his ass and he came and sought fruit from the stall, and lead him thereon, and found none.

to 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold, man, being a daughter of these three years I come seek- Abraham, whom Satan hath ing fruit on this fig-tree, and bound, lo, these eighteen years, find none : cut it down ; why be loosed from this bond on the cumbereth it the ground? sabbath-day?

8 And he answering, said un- 17 And when he had said to him, Lord, let it alone this these things, all his adversaries year also, till I shall dig about were ashamed: and all the peo it, and dung it:

ple rejoiced for all the glorious 9 And if it bear fruit, well : | things that were done by him. and if not, then after that thou 18 . Then said he Unto shalt cut it down.

what is the kingdom of God 10 And he was teaching in like? and whereunto shall I reone of the synagogues on the semble it? sabbath.

19 It is like a grain of mus11 | And behold, there was tard-seed, which a man took, a woman which had a spirit of and cast into his garden, and infirmity eighteen years, and it grew, and waxed a great was bowed together, and could tree; and the fowls of the air in no wise lift up herself. lodged in the branches of it.

12 And when Jesus saw her, 20 And again he said, Wherehe called her to him, and said unto shall I liken the kingdom unto her, Woman, thou art of God?

loosed from thine infirmity. 21 It is like leaven, which a

13 And he laid his hands woman took and hid in three on her: and immediately she measures of meal, till the whole was made straight, and glorified was leavened. God.

22 And he went through the

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The strait gate.

S. LUKE.

Christ lamenteth over Jerusalem

cities and villages, teaching, and 32 And he said unto them, journeying toward Jerusalem.

Go ye and tell that fox, Behold, 23 Then said one unto him, I cast out devils, and I do cures Lord, are there few that be to-day and to-morrow, and the saved? And he said unto them, third day I shall be perfected.

24 | Strive to enter in at the 33 Nevertheless, I must walk strait gate: for many, I say un- to-day and to-morrow, and the to you, will seek to enter in, day following: for it cannot be and shall not be able.

that a prophet perish out of Je25 When once the Master of rusalem. the house is risen up, and hath 34 0 Jerusalem, Jerusalem, shut to the door, and ye begin which killest the prophets, and to stand without, and to knock stonest them that are sent unto at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, thee; how often would I have open unto us; and he shall an- gathered thy children together, swer and say unto you, I know as a hen doth gather her brood you not whence ye are : under her wings, and ye would

26 Then shall ye begin to say, not! We have eaten and drunk in 35 thy presence, and thou hast unto you desolate. And verily, I taught in our streets.

say unto you, Ye shall not see 27 But he shall say, I tell me, until the time come when ye you, I know you not whence ye shall say, Blessed is he that are; depart from me, all ye cometh in the name of the workers of iniquity.

Lord. 28 There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when

2 Christ healeth the dropsy on the sabbath. see Abraham, and Isaac, and 7 teacheth humility: 12 to feast the poor : Jacob, and all the prophets, in

15 under the parable of the great supper,

sheweth how worldly-minded men, who con. the kingdom of God, and you temn the word of God, shall be shut out of yourselves thrust out.

heaven. 25 Those who will be his disciples, 29 And they shall come from aforehand, lest with shame they revolt from the east, and from the west, and

him afterward; 34 and become altogether

unprofitable, like salt that hath lost his safrom the north, and from the south, and shall sit down in the AND it came to pass as he kingdom of God.

30 And behold, there are last, of the chief Pharisees to eat which shall be first; and there bread on the sabbath-day, that are first, which shall be last. they watched him.

31 | The same day there 2 And behold, there was a came certain of the Pharisees, certain man before him which saying unto him, Get thee out, had the dropsy. and depart hence; for Herod 3 And Jesus answering, spake will kill thee.

unto the lawyers and Phariseës,

CHAP. XIV.

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Christ teacheth humility.

CHAP. XIV.

Parable of the marriage-supper.

saying, Is it lawful to heal on nor thy rich neighbours; lest the sabbath-day?

they also bid thee again, and a 4 And they held their peace. recompense be made thee. And he took him, and healed 13 But when thou makest a him, and let him go:

feast, call the poor, the maimed, 5 And answered them, saying, the lame, the blind; Which of you shall have an ass 14 And thou shalt be blessed : or an ox fallen into a pit, and for they cannot recompense thee: will not straightway pull him for thou shalt be recompensed out on the sabbath-day? at the resurrection of the just.

6 And they could not answer 15 T And when one of them him again to these things. that sat at meat with him heard

7. And he put forth a para- these things, he said unto him, ble to those which were bidden, Blessed is he that shall eat when he marked how they bread in the kingdom of God. chose out the chief rooms; say

16 Then said he unto him, A ing unto them,

certain man made a great sup8 When thou art bidden of per, and bade many : any man to a wedding, sit not 17 And sent his servant at down in the highest room, lest supper-time, to say to them that a more honourable man than were bidden, Come, for all things thou be bidden of him;

are now ready. 9 And he that bade thee and 18 And they all with one him come and say to thee, Give consent began to make excuse. . this man place; and thou begin The first said unto him, I have with shame to take the lowest bought a piece of ground, and

I must needs go and see it: I 10 But when thou art bidden, pray thee have me excused. go and sit down in the lowest 19 And another said, I have room; that when he that bade bought five yoke of oxen, and I thee cometh, he may say unto go to prove them: I pray thee thee, Friend, go up higher: have me excused. then shalt thou have worship 20 And another said, I have in the presence of them that sit married a wife: and therefore I at meat with thee.

cannot come. 11 For whosoever exalteth 21 So that servant came, and himself shall be abased, and shewed his lord these things. he that humbleth himself shall Then the master of the house be exalted.

being angry, said to his servant, 12 | Then said he also to Go out quickly into the streets him that bade him, When thou and lanes of the city, and bring makest a dinner or a supper, in hither the poor, and the maimcall not thy friends, nor thy ed, and the halt, and the blind. brethren, neither thy kinsmen, 22 And the servant said, Lord,

room.

CHAP. XV.

Of bearing the cross.

S. LUKE.

Parable of the lost sheep it is done as thou hast com- 33 So likewise, whosoever he manded, and yet there is room. be of you that forsaketh not all

23 And the Lord said unto the that he hath, he cannot be my servant, Go out into the high- disciple. ways and hedges, and compel 34 | Salt is good : but if the them to come in, that my house salt have lost his savour, wheremay be filled.

with shall it be seasoned ? 24 For I say unto you, that| 35 It is neither fit for the land, none of those men which were nor yet for the dunghill; but bidden, shall taste of my supper. men cast it out. He that hath

25 And there went great ears to hear, let him hear .
multitudes with him: and he
turned, and said unto them,

1 The parable of the lost sheep: 8 of the piece 26 If any man come to me,

of silver : 11 of the prodigal son.

, and , the and brethren, and sisters, yea, ners for to hear him. and his own life also, he cannot 2 And the Pharisees and be my disciple.

scribes murmured, saying, This 27 And whosoever doth not man receiveth sinners, and eatbear his cross, and come after eth with them. me, cannot be my disciple.

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3 And he spake this parable 28 For which of you intending unto them, saying, to build a tower, sitteth not 4 What man of you having an down first, and counteth the hundred sheep, if he lose one cost, whether he have sufficient of them, doth not leave the to finish it?

ninety and nine in the wilder29 Lest haply after he hath ness, and go after that which is laid the foundation, and is not lost, until he find it? · able to finish it, all that behold 5. And when he hath found it, it begin to mock him,

he layeth it on his shoulders, 30 Saying, This man began to rejoicing. build, and was not able to finish. 6 And when he cometh home,

31 Or what king going to he calleth together his friends make war against another king, and neighbours, saying unto sitteth not down first, and con- them, Rejoice with me; for I sulteth whether he be able with have found my sheep which ten thousand to meet him that was lost. cometh against him with twenty 7 I say unto you, that likewise thousand ?

joy shall be in heaven over one 32 Or else, while the other is sinner that repenteth, more than yet a great way off, he sendeth over ninety and nine just peran ambassage, and desireth sons which need no repentance. conditions of peace.

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