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to the gaolers', till he should pay all which was due to him. 35 In like manner my heavenly Father also will do unto you,

if from your hearts ye forgive not every one his brother?." CH. XIX. AND it came to pass that, when Jesus had ended these words, he departed from Galilee, and came into the borders 2 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 put away 4 his wife for every cause?" And he answered and said unto them, "Have ye not read, that he who made them from the 5 beginning, made them a male and a female? and said, ‘For

this cause a man will leave father and mother, and cleave 6 to his wife and they two will be one flesh.' So that they are no more two; but one flesh. What therefore God hath 7 joined together, let not man put asunder." They say unto him, "Why then did Moses command to give a wife a bill 8 of divorcement, 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 9 it was not so. But I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, not* 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,

"If the condition of a man be so with his wife, it is not good 11 to marry." But he said unto them, "All men cannot re12 ceive these words; but they only to whom it is 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

1 Gr. tormentors, N. m. 2 their trespasses, R. T. 3 Gr, hardness. 4 except, R. T. and N. 5 them, N.

put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked 14 those who brought them. But Jesus said, "Suffer the little children, and forbid them not to come unto me: for of such15 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] Teacher', what good thing shall I do, that I may have ever17 lasting life?" And Jesus said unto him, "Why askest thou me concerning good? One only is good. But if thou desire 18 to enter into life, keep the commandments." He saith unto Jesus, "Which?" And Jesus said, "Thou shalt do no murther: Thou shalt not commit adultery: Thou shalt not 19 steal: Thou shalt not bear false witness: Honour father and mother3: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thy20 self." The young man saith unto him, "All these things 21 I have kept from 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 22 treasure in 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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Then said Jesus to his disciples, "Verily I say unto you, that a rich man will with difficulty enter into the kingdom 24 of heaven. And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to 25 enter into the kingdom of God." But when his disciples heard it, they were greatly amazed, saying, "Who then 26 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

1 Master, N. See the margin. This reading is supported by the best authorities. See Griesbach and N. m. "Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God." R. T. and N. 3 thy father and thy mother, R. T. and N. t. 4 that a camel should, &c. N. 5 go through, R. T. and N. Some copies for xanhor, camel, read naμıñor, cable.

left all, and followed thee: what shall we have therefore?" 28 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, judging' the twelve tribes 29 of Israel. And every one that 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.

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

into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right I will give you.' 5 And they went. Again he went out about the sixth and 6 ninth hour, and did in like manner. And about the eleventh

[hour] he went out, and found others standing, and saith 7 unto them, 'Why stand ye here all the day idle?' They say unto him, 'Because no man hath hired us.' He saith unto them, 'Go ye also into the vineyard; [and whatsoever is 8 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 hire; and begin from the last 9 unto the first.' And when they came who were hired about 10 the eleventh hour, they received every man a denarius. But

when the first came, they supposed that they should receive 11 more; and they also received every man a denarius. And when they had received it, they murmured against the house12 holder, saying, "These last have worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the bur

1 Or, ruling. See Luke xxii. 30. Matt. xxvi. 29. Sn. 2 standing idle, R. T. and N. 3 Or, have been. James iv. 13. W. N. m.

13 then and heat of the day.' But he answered one of them and said, 'Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree 14 with me for a denarius? Take what is thine, and depart:

now it is my will to give unto this last, even as unto thee. 15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own1? is 16 thine eye evil, because I am good?' Thus the last will be first, and the first last : for many are called, but few chosen." And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took unto him the twelve [disciples] privately on the way, and said unto 18 them, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem: and the Son

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of man will be delivered up to the chief priests and scribes, 19 who will condemn him to death, and will deliver him up to the gentiles, that they may deride and scourge and crucify him: and the third day he will rise again."

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Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came near to him together with her sons, doing him obeisance, and asking a 21 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 and the other 22 on thy left, in thy kingdom." But Jesus answered and said, "Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink of the cup which I am about to drink of1?" They say unto him, "We can." 23 Then he saith unto them, "Ye will drink indeed of my cup":

but to sit on my right hand, and on [my] left, is not mine to give, but to those for whom it is prepared by my Father." 24 And when the Ten heard it, they were moved with indig25 nation against the two brethren. But Jesus called them unto

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him, and said, "Ye know that the rulers of the gentiles have dominion over them, and the great ones exercise authority 26 upon them. It shall not be so among you; but whosoever desireth to be great among you, let him be your servant; 27 and whosoever desireth to be chief among you, let him be

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1 Or, in mine own affairs, N. m. 2 Or, envious, N. m. 3 Or, bountiful, N. m. 4 and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? R. T. will be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with, R. T. shall not, R. T. 7 he shall be, Mss. So ver. 27.

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slave : : even as the Son of man came not to be served, but to serve; and to give his life a ransom for many And as they went out from Jericho, a great multitude fol30 lowed him. And behold, when two blind men, who were sitting by the way-side, heard that Jesus was passing by, they cried out, saying, "Have pity on us, Sir, thou son of Da31 vid." Then the multitude rebuked them that they might

keep silence; but they cried the more, saying, "Have pity 32 on us, Sir, thou son of David." Then Jesus stood still, and called them, and said "What desire ye that I should do 33 unto you?" They say unto him, "Sir, that our eyes may 34 be opened." So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

CH. XXI. AND when they drew near to Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphagé, to the mount of Olives, then Jesus sent 2 two disciples, saying unto them, "Go into the town over against you, and immediately ye will find an ass tied, and a 3 colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any one say aught unto you, ye shall say, 'The Master hath 4 need of them:' and immediately he will send1 them." Now this was done, so that it was fulfilled which was spoken by 5 the prophet, saying, "Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy king cometh unto thee, meek, and riding upon an 6 ass, even a colt the foal of an ass." And the disciples went,

1 Gr. he sendeth. See Griesbach. 2 Gr. it might be fulfilled.

*The word translated ransom, signifies the price paid for the liberty of a slave: and, figuratively, any means of deliverance from bondage. So Deut. vii. 8, God is said to have redeemed, or ransomed, "the Israelites out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh," not by paying a price for them, but by the splendid and awful miracles which he wrought for their deliverance. See also Deut. ix. 26; xiii. 5; Neh. i. 10. In like manner, the many, that is, all mankind, (Matt. xxvi. 28; Rom. v. 15, 18,) being in bondage to the Mosaic ritual, or to heathen superstition, are ransomed by the death of Christ, which is the means of their deliverance: not as the suffering of a substitute, but as the seal and ratification of a new and better covenant. See Newcome, Pearce, and Priestley on the text; also Simpson's Ess. xiv. p. 260.

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