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42 indignation against James and John. But Jesus called them to him, and saith unto them, "Ye know that those who* rule over the gentiles have dominion over them; 43 and their great ones exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you but whosoever desireth to 44 be great among you, must be your servant and whosoever desireth to be chief of you, must be the slave of all. 45 For even the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve; and to give his life a ransom for manyt."


And they come to Jericho and as he was going out of Jericho, with his disciples and a great multitude, blind Bartimeus, (that is, the son of Timeus,) sat by the way-side, 47 begging. And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and to say, "Jesus, thou 48 son of David, have pity on me." And many rebuked him, that he might keep silence: but he cried out much 49 more, "Thou son of David, have pity on me.' And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called and they call the blind man, saying unto him, "Be of good 50 courage, rise; he calleth thee." And he cast away his 51 mantle, and rose up, and came to Jesus. And Jesus



spake and saith unto him, "What desirest thou that I should do unto thee ?" Then the blind man said unto 52 him, "Mastert, that I may receive my sight." And Jesus said unto him, "Depart: thy faith hath restored thee." And immediately he received his sight, and fol lowed Jesus in the way.

CH. XI. AND when they draw near to Jerusalem, to Beth

phagé, and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, he sendeth 2 two of his disciples, and saith unto them, "Go into the town over-against you and immediately as ye enter into it, ye will find a colt tied, whereon no man ever sat :

* See Abp. Newcome's note. His version is, "who seem worthy to rule." ti. e. a means of deliverance for all mankind. See Matt. xx. 28; Theolog. Repos. vol. i. p. 206.

Rabboni, i. e. My great master.

3 loose it, and bring it to me.

And if any one say unto you, 'Why do ye this?' say, The Master hath need of 4 it' and immediately he will send it hither." And they

went away, and found a colt tied by a door without, in 5 a place where two ways met; and they loose it. And some of those who stood there said unto them, "What 6 do ye, loosing the colt?" And they said to the men as Jesus had commanded; and the men sent them away. 7 And they brought the colt to Jesus, and cast their mantles 8 on it: and he sat on it. And many spread their mantles

in the way and others cut down boughs off the trees, 9 and strewed them in the way. And those who went before, and those who followed, cried out, saying, "Hosanna*: Blessed be he who cometh in the name of the 10 Lord. Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, which cometh [in the name of the Lord:] Hosanna* in the 11 highest heavens." And [Jesus] entered into Jerusalem,


and into the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and the evening was now come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

And when they were come from Bethany on the mor13 row, he was hungry. And when he saw a fig-tree at a

distance, having leaves, he came, if perhaps he might find any thing upon it; (but when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves ;) for the season of gathering 14 of figs was not come. And Jesus spake and said unto it,


"Let no man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever." And his disciples heard it.

And they come to Jerusalem and Jesus went into the temple, and began to drive out those who sold and bought in the temple: and he overthrew the tables of the money16 changers, and the seats of those who sold doves; and would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel 17 through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, My house shall be called a house

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of prayer for all the nations?' but ye have made it a den 18 of robbers." And the scribes and the chief-priests heard

it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, because all the multitude was amazed at his 19 doctrine. And when evening was come, he went out of the city.



And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the 21 fig-tree withered away from the roots. And Peter remembered, and saith unto him, "Master, behold, the fig-tree which thou didst devote, hath withered away." 22 And Jesus answered, and saith unto them, "Have faith 23 in God. For verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say to this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea;' and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith will come to pass; he shall 24 have whatsoever he saith. Concerning this matter I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye ask when ye pray, believe that ye will receive them, and ye shall have them. 25 And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any that your Father also, who is in heaven, may 26 forgive you your offences. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father, who is in heaven, forgive your offences.'



And they come again to Jerusalem and as he was walking in the temple, there come unto him the chiefpriests, and the scribes, and the elders; and say unto 28 him, "By what authority doest thou these things? and 29 who gave thee this authority to do these things?" And

Jesus answered and said unto them, "I also will ask you one question; and answer me, and I will tell you by what 30 authority I do these things. Was the baptism of John

from heaven*, or from men?' answer me." And they 31 reasoned among themselves, saying, "If we say, 'From

heaven; he will say, 'Why then did ye not believe 32 him? But [if] we say, 'From men ;' they feared the

See Luke xx. 4. and nete.

people for all men accounted John to be a prophet in33 deed. And they answered and say unto Jesus, "We know not." And Jesus answered, and saith unto them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things."

CH. XII. And he began to say unto them in parables, "A


certain man planted a vineyard, and put a hedge about it, and digged a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it 2 out to husbandmen; and went into another country. And, at the season, he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the 3 vineyard. But they took him, and beat him, and sent 4 him away empty. And again he sent unto them another

servant and at him they cast stones, and wounded him 5 in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated. And he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; 6 beating some, and killing some. Now having still one

son, beloved by him, he sent him also last unto them, 7 saying, They will reverence my son.' But those husbandmen said among themselves, This is the heir; come, 8 let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.' So they took him, and killed him, and cast him out of the 9 vineyard. What therefore will the owner of the vineyard do? he will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others.

"Have ye not read even this part of scripture? The stone which the builders rejected, is become the head 11 stone of the corner. This is the Lord's doing; and it is 12 wonderful in our eyes." And they sought to apprehend


him, (but feared the people ;) for they knew that he had spoken the parable against them and they left him, and departed.

Then they send unto him some of the Pharisees, and of 14 the Herodians, to catch him in his discourse. And when they were come, they say unto him, "Teacher*, we know that thou art true, and carest not for any man: for thou

*N. m. Master, N. t.

regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God truly: Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or 15 not? shall we give, or shall we not give?" But he,

knowing their hypocrisy, said unto them, "Why do ye 16 try me? bring me a denarius, that I may see it." And they brought it: and he saith unto them, "Whose is this image and inscription?" And they said unto him, "Ce17 sar's." And Jesus answered, and said unto them, "Render unto Cesar the things which are Cesar's, and unto God the things which are God's." And they wondered at him.


Then the Sadducees come unto him, who say that there 19 is no resurrection; and they asked him, saying, "Teacher*, Moses hath written unto us : If a man's brother die, and leave behind him a wife, but leave no children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up offspring to 20 his brother.' Now there were seven brethren: and the 21 first took a wife, and, dying, left no offspring. And

the second took her, and died, neither left he any off22 spring and the third in like manner : so the seven had her, and left no offspring: last of all the woman also 23 died. When therefore they shall rise again at the resurrection, whose wife of them will she be ? for the seven 24 had her as their wife." Then Jesus answered, and said unto them, "Do ye not err concerning this matter, not 25 knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God? For when persons rise again from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage: but are as the angels that are 26 in heaven. And concerning the dead, that they rise, have ye not read in the book of Moses, how at the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of Abraham, and 27 the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?" He is not the God of the dead, but of the living. Ye therefore greatly



Then one of the scribes came near, and, having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that Jesus had

* N. m. Master, N. t.

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