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the congregation also, let him be unto thee as an heathen 18 and a publican. Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. 19 Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth concerning any thing which they shall ask, it shall 20 be done for them by my Father that is in heaven: for where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them*."

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Then Peter came near to him, and said, "Master, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? 22 till seven times?" Jesus saith unto him, "I say not unto Till seven times' but Till seventy times seven.' "Therefore the kingdom of heaven is like a king, who 24 chose to reckon with his servants. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him, that owed him 25 ten thousand talents. But as he had not wherewith to pay, his master commanded him to be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had; and payment to be 26 made. The servant therefore fell down and did him obeisance, saying, Sir, have patience with me, and I will 27 pay thee all.' Then the master of that servant was moved

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with compassion, and sent him away, and forgave him 28 the debt. But that servant went out, and met with one of his fellow-servants, that owed him an hundred denarii : and he seized on him, and took him by the throat,, say29 ing, Pay [me] what thou owest.' His fellow-servant therefore fell downt, and besought him; saying, 'Have 30 patience with me, and I will pay thee all.' And he

* This promise, and those in the two preceding verses, are to be understood as limited to the apostolic age, and, perhaps, to the apostles themselves. To be gathered together in the name of Christ, is to assemble as his disciples, and as acting under his authority. And he was in the midst of them, either by his personal presence, agreeably to his promise, Matt. xxviii. 20., or, by a spiritual presence; (similar to the gift occasionally conferred upon the apostles, of knowing things which passed in places where they were not actually present, 1 Cor. v. 3, 4.) or, lastly, by that authority which he had delegated, and by the powers which he had communicated to them, to perform miracles in his name. See Pearce and Newcome.

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would not but went and cast him into prison, till he 31 should pay the debt. So when his fellow-servants saw

what was done, they were very sorry; and came and told 32 their master all which was done. Then his master called him, and saith unto him, Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me. 33 Oughtest not thou also to have had pity on thy fellow34 servant, even as I had pity on thee?' And his master

was angry, and delivered him over to the gaolers*, till 35 he should pay all which was due to him. In like manner my heavenly Father also will do unto you, if from your hearts ye forgive not every one his brothert."

CH. XIX. AND it came to pass that, when Jesus had ended these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the 2 borders of Judea, by the side of Jordan. And great multitudes followed him; and he cured them there.

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Then the Pharisees came near unto him, trying him, and saying [to him,]" Is it lawful that a man should 4 put away his wife for every cause?" And he answered and said unto them, "Have ye not read, that he who made them from the beginning, made them a male and a 5 female? and said, 'For this cause a man will leave father and mother, and cleave to his wife and they two 6 will be one flesh:' so that they are no more two ; but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let 7 not man put asunder." They say unto him, "Why then did Moses command to give a wife a bill of divorcement, 8 and to put her away?" He saith unto them, "Moses, because of the perverseness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives: yet from the beginning it was not But I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except for whoredom, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and he who marrieth her that is put 10 away committeth adultery." His disciples say unto him,

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* or tormentors. See N.

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"If the condition of a man be so with his wife, it is 11 not good to marry." But he said unto them, “All men cannot receive these words; but they only to, whom it is 12 given. For there are eunuchs, who were so born from their mother's womb and there are eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men; and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. He that is able to receive these words *, let him receive them."

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Then were brought to him little children, that he might put his hands on them, and pray and the disciples re14 buked those who brought them. But Jesus said, " Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: 15 for of such-like is the kingdom of heaven." And he put his hands on them, and departed thence.

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And, behold, one came near, and said unto him, "[Good] Teachert, what good thing shall I do, that I may 17 have everlasting life?" And Jesus said unto him, "Why askest thou me concerning good? One only is good ‡. But if thou desire to enter into life, keep the command18 ments." He saith unto Jesus, "Which?" And Jesus said, "Thou shalt do no murther: Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not steal: Thou shalt not bear 19 false witness: Honour thy father and thy mother: and, 20 Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." The young

man saith unto him, "All these things I have kept from 21 my youth what want I more?" Jesus said unto him, "If thou desire to be perfect, go and sell what thou hast, and give it to the poor; and thou shalt have treasure in 22 heaven and come and follow me." But when the young man heard these words, he went away sorrowful for he had great possessions.

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+ Master, N. See the margin.

This reading is supported by the best authorities. See Newcome and Griesbach. The received text reads, Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is, God.

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Then said Jesus to his disciples, "Verily I say unto you, that a rich man will with difficulty enter into the 24 kingdom of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." 25 But when his disciples heard it, they were greatly amazed, 26 saying, "Who then can be saved?" But Jesus looked on them, and said unto them, " With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible."

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Then answered Peter, and said unto him, "Lo, we have left all, and followed thee: what shall we have 28 therefore?" And Jesus said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, that ye who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, yourselves also shall sit on twelve thrones, 29 judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that

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hath left houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for the sake of my name, shall receive an hundred-fold, and shall inherit everlasting life.

"But many that are first will be last; and the last first. CH. xx. For the kingdom of heaven is like an householder, who went out early in the morning to hire labourers into 2 his vineyard. And when he had agreed with the labour

ers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard. 3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others 4 standing idle in the market-place, and said unto them,

'Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right 3 I will give you.' And they went. Again he went out about 6 the sixth and ninth hour, and did in like manner. And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing [idle], and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the 7 day idle? They say unto him, Because no man hath

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hired us.' He saith unto them, 'Go ye also into the 8 vineyard; [and whatever is right ye shall receive.]' So when evening was come, the owner of the vineyard saith to his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their 9 hire; and begin from the last, unto the first.' And when they came who were hired about the eleventh hour, 10 they received every man a denarius. But when the first

came, they supposed that they should receive more; and 11 they also received every man a denarius. And when they had received it, they murmured against the 12 householder, saying, 'These last have worked but one

hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have 13 borne the burthen and heat of the day.' But he answered one of them and said, 'Friend, I do thee no wrong: 14 didst not thou agree with me for a denarius? Take what

is thine, and depart now it is my will to give unto this 15 last, even as unto thee. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? is thine eye evil, because I 16 am good?' Thus the last will be first, and the first last: for many are called, but few chosen."

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And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took unto him the twelve [disciples] privately on the way; and said 18 unto them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem:

and the Son of man will be delivered up to the chief 19 priests and scribes; who will condemn him to death, and

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will deliver him up to the gentiles, that they may deride and scourge and crucify him: and the third day he will rise again."

Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came near to him together with her sons, doing him obeisance, and 21 asking a certain thing of him. And he said unto her, "What desirest thou?" She saith unto him, " Command that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand 22 and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom." But Jesus answered and said, "Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye

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