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802 To beware of covetousness. ST, LUKE.

The wise stewari. Son of man also confess before the angels || which is to-day in the field, and to-morof God.

row is cast into the oven ; how much 9 But he that denieth me before men, more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? shall be denied before the angels of God. 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat.

10 And whosoever shall speak a word or wliat ye shall drink, neither be ye ci against the Son of man, it shall be for. || doubtful mind. given him: but unto him that blasphem- 30 For all these things do the nations eth against the Holy Ghost, it shall not of the world seek after: and your Father be forgiven.

knoweth that ye have need of these things. 11 And when they bring you unto the 31 g But rather seek ye the kingdom of synagogues, and unto magistrates, and God, and all these things shall be added powers, take ye no thought how or

unto you. what thing ye shall answer, or what ye 32 Tear not, little finck ; for it is your shall say:

Father's good pleasure to give you the 12 For the Holy Ghost shall teach you kingdoin. in the same hour what ye ought to say. 33 Sell that ye have, and give alms :

13 | And one of the company said unto provide yourselves bags which wax not him, Master, speak to my brother, that old, a treasure in the heavens that failhe divide the inheritance with me. eth not, where no thief approacheth, nei

14 And he said unto him, Man, who ther moth corrupteth. made me a judge or a divider over you? 34 For where your treasure is, there

15 And he said unto them, Take heed, will your heart be also. and beware of covetousness : for a man's 35 Let your loins be girded about, life consisteth not in the abundance of and your lights burning ; the things which he possesseth.

36 And ye yourselves like unto men 16 And he spake a parable unto them, that wait for their lord, when he will saying, The ground of a certain rich man return from the wedding; that, when he brought forth plentifully :

cometh and knocketh, they may open 17 And he thought within himself, unto him immediately. saying, What shall I do, because I have 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the no room where to bestow my fruits ? lord when he cometh shall find watching :

18 And he said, This will I do: I will verily I say unto you, that he shall gird pull down my barns, and build greater ; himself, and make them to sit down to and there will I bestow all my fruits and meat, and will come forth and serve them. my goods.

38 And if he shall come in the second 19 And I will say to my soul, Soul, watch, or come in the third watch, and thou hast much goods laid up for many | find them so, blessed are those servants. years ; take thine ease, eat, drink, and 39 And this know, that if the good

man of the house had known what hour 20 But God said unto him, Thou fool, || the thief would come, he would have this night thy soul shall be required of watched, and not have suffered his house thee : then whose shall those things be to be broken through. which thou hast provided ?

40 Be ye therefore ready also : for the 21 So is he that layeth up treasure for Son of man cometh at an hour when ye himself, and is not rich toward God. think not.

22 | And he said unto his disciples, 41 , Then Peter said unto him, Lord, Therefore I say unto you, Take no speakest thou this parable unto us, or thought for your life, what ye shall eat ; even to all! neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 42 And the Lord said, Who then is

23 The life is more than meat, and the that faithful and wise steward, whom his body is more than raiment.

lord shall make ruler over his houseboki, 24 Consider the ravens : for they nei- || to give them their portion of meat in due ther sow nor reap: which neither have season? store-house, nor barn; and God feedeth 43 Blessed is that servant, whom his them ; How much more are ye better | lord when he cometh shall find so doing, than the fowls ?

44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he 25 And which of you with taking will make him ruler over all that he thought can add to his stature one cubit ? | hath.

26 If ye then be not able to do that 45 But and if that servant say in his thing which is least, why take ye thought heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and for the rest ?

shall begin to beat the men-servants, and 27 Consider the lilies how they grow : 11 maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be They toil not, they spin not; and yet I drunken ; szy unto you, that Solomon in all his 46 Thé lord of that servant will come glory was not arrayed like one of these in a day when he lonketh not for him,

28 If then God so clothe the grass, and at an liour when he is not aware,

be merry

Christ preacheth repentance. CHAP. XIII.

The fig-trec cursed. 803 and will cut him in sunder, and will ap- 4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the point hím his portion with the unbe tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think lievers.

ye that they were sinners above all men 47 And that servant which knew his that dwelt in Jerusalem? lord's will, and prepared not himself, nei- 5 I tell you, Nay; but, except yé rether did according to his will, shall be pent, ye shall all likewise perish. beaten with many stripes.

6 He spake also this parable: A cer48 But hethat knew not, and did committain man had a fig-tree planted in his things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten vineyard; and he came and sought fruit with few stripes. For unto whomsoever thereon, and found none. much is given, of him shall be much re- 7 Then said he unto the dresser of his quired : and to whom men have commit- vineyard, Behold, these three years ! ted much, of him they will ask the more. come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and

499 I am come to send fire on the earth, find none: cut it down; why cumbereth and what will I, if it be already kindled? | it the ground?

50 But I have a baptism to be baptized 8 And he answering, said unto him, with ; and how am I straitened till it be | Lord, le: it alone this year also, till í accomplished !

shall dig about it, and dung it: 51 Suppose ye that I am come to give 9 and if it bear fruit, well; and if not, peace on earth? I tell you, Nay ; but then after that thou shalt cut it down. rather division :

10 And he was teaching in one of the 52 For from henceforth there shall be synagogues on the sabbath. five in one house divided, three against 11 ! And behold, there was a woman Iwo, and two against three.

which had a spirit of infirmity eighteen 53 The father shall be divided against years, and was bowed together, and the son, and the son against the father ; could in no wise lift up herself: the mother against the daughter, and the 12 And when Jesus saw her, he called daughter against the mother; the mother- her to him, and said unto her, Woman, in-law against her daughter in-law, and thou art loosed from thine infirmity. the daughter-in-law against her mother- 13 And he laid his hands on her:' and in-law.

immediately she was made straight, and 54 | And he said also to the people, glorified God. When ye see a cloud rise out of the west,

14 And the ruler of the synagogue anstraightway ye say, There cometh a show- swered with indignation, because that er; and so it is.

Jesus had healed on the sabbath-day, and 55 And when ye see the south wind said unto the people, There are six days blow, ye say, There will be heat; and in which men ought to work: in them it cometh to pass.

therefore come and be healed, and not 56 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the on the sabbath-day. face of the sky, and of the earth; but how 15 The Lord then answered him, and is it, that ye do not discern this time? said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one

57 Yea, and why even of yourselves of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his judge ye not what is right?

ass from the stall, and lead him away to 587 When thou goest with thine adversa- watering? rytothe magistrate, as thou art in the way, 16 And ought not this woman, being give diligence that thou mayest be deliv- a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan hath ered from him ; lest he hale thee to the bound, lo, these eighteen years, be loosed judge, and the judge deliver thee to the from this bond on the sabbath-day? officer, and the officer cast thee intoprison. 17 And when he had said these things,

59 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart all his adversaries were ashamed : and thence, till thou hast paisl the very last mite. | all the people rejoiced for all the gloriCHAP. XIII.

ous things that were done by him. 1 Christ preacheth repentance upon the 18 Then said he, Unto what is the

punishment of the Galileans, and oth- kingdom of God like? and whereunto ert. 6 The fig-eree cursech 24 The shall I resemble it? strait gate:

19 It is like a grain of mustard-secd, HERE were present at that season which a man took, and cast into his garwhose blood Pilate had mingled with tree ; and the fowls of the air lodged in their sacrifices.

the branches of it. 2 And Jesus answering, said unto them, 20 And again he said, Whereunto shall Suppose ye that these Galileans were sin- I liken the kingdom of God? ness above all the Galileans, because they 21 It is like leaven, which a woman sullered such things?

took and hid in three measures of meal, 3 I tell you, Nay; but, except ye re- till the whole was leavened. pent, ye shall all likewise perish,

22 And he went through the cities and 804 The strait gate:

ST. LUKE. Christ teacheth humibry, villages, teaching, and journeying toward 3 And Jesus answering, spake unto the Jerusalem.

lawyers and Pharisees, saying, Is it law: 23 Then said one unto him, Lord, Areful to heal on the sabbath-day? there few that be saved? And he said un- 4 And they held their peace. And be to them,

took him, and healed him, and let him go ; 24 9 Strive to enter in at the strait 5 And answered them, saying, Which gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek of you shall have an ass or an ox fallen to enter in, and shall not be able.

into a pit, and will not straightway pull 25. When once the master of the house him out on the sabbath-day? is,risen up, and hath shut to the door, 6 And they could not answer him a and ye begin to stand without, and to gain to these things. knock at the door, saying, Lord, Lord, 7 s And he put forth a parable to those open unto us; and he shall answer and which were bidden, when he marked say unto you, I know you not whence how they chose out the chief rooms; sayye are :

ing unto them, 26 Then shall ye begin to say, We 8 When thou art bidden of any mon have eaten and drunk in thy presence, to a wedding, sit not down in the highest and thou hast taught in our streets. l'oom, lest a more honourable man than

27 But he shall say, I tell you, I know thou be bidden of him; you not whence ye are ; depart from me, 9 And he that bade thee and him, come all ye workers of iniquity.

and say to thee, Give this man place ; 28 There shall be weeping and gnash- and thou begin with shame to take the ing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, lowest room. and Isaac, and Jacob, and all the proph- 10 But when thou art bidden, go and ets in the kingdom of God, and you sit down in the lowest room ; that when yourselves thrust out.

he that bade thee cometh, he may say 29 And they shall come from the east, unto thee, Friend, gn up higher : then and from the west, and from the north, shalt thou have worship in the presence and from the south, and shall sit down in of them that sit at meat with thee. the kingdom of God.

11 For whosoever exalteth himself shall 30 And behold, there are last, which be abased, and he that humbleth himself shall be first; and there are first, which shall be exalted. shall be last.

12 {Then said he also to him that bade 311 The same day there came certain him, When thou makest a dinner or a of the Pharisees, saying unto him, Ge! supper, call not thy friends, nor thy breththee out, and depart hence ; for Herod ren, neither thy kinsmen, nor ihy rich will kill thee.

neighbours; lest they also bid thee again, 32 And he said unto them, Go ye and and a recompense be made thee. tell that fox, Behold, I cast out 'devils, 13 But when thou makest a feast, call and I do cures to-day and to-morrow, and the poor, the maimed, the lame, the the third day I shall be perfected. blind :

33 Nevertheless, I must walk to-day | 14 And thou shalt be blessed : for they and to-morrow, and the day following : 1 cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be for it cannot be that a prophet perish out | recompensed at the resurrection of the just. of Jerusalem.

15 | And when one of them that sat at 54 () Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which meat with him heard these things, he killest the prophets, and stonest them said unto him, Blessed is he that shall eat that are sent unto thee; how often would bread in the kingdom of Gol. I have gathered thy children together, as 16 Then said he unto him, A certain a hen doth gather her brood under her man made a great supper, and bade many: wings, and ye would not !

17 And sent his servant at supper-time, 35 Behold, your house is left unto you to say to them that were bidden, Come, desolate. And verily I say unto you, Ye for all things are now ready. shall not see me, until the time cone 18 And they all with one consent be. when ye shall say, Blessed is he that gan to make excuse. The first said unto cometh in the name of the Lord.

him, I have bought a piece of ground, CHAP. XIV.

and I must peeds go and see it : I pray 1 Christ teacheth humility, 12 and to feed thee have me excused. the poor.16 The parable of the great sup- 19 And another said, I have bought

per. 25 Who cannot be Christ's disciples. five yoke of oxen, and I go to pruie A dhe it came to pass ise he went into them I pray thee have me excuse

And I a isees to eat bread on the sabbath-day, wife : and therefore I cannot come. that they watched him.

21 So that servant came, and sheved 2 And behold, there was a certain his lord these things. Then the master of man before him which had the dropsy. the house being angry, said to his servant,

The great supper.

CAP. xv.

The firodigal son. 805 Go out quickly into the streets and lanes ! 5 And when he hath found it, he layof the city, and bring hither the poor, , eth it on his shoulders, rej: icing. and the maimed, and the halt, and the 6 And when he cometh home, he callblind.

eth together his friends and neighbours, 22 And the servant said, Lord, it is saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for done as thou hast commanded, and yet I have found my sheep which was lost. there is room.

7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall 23 And the Icrd said unto the servant, be in heaven over one sinner that repentGo out into the highways and hedges, eth, more than over ninety and nine just and compel them to come in, that my persons, which need yo repentance. house may be filled.

8 ? Either what woman having ten 24 For's say unto you, That none of pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth those men which were bidden, shall taste ; not light a candle, and sweep the house, of my supper:

and seek diligently till she find it ? 25 [ And there went great multitudes 9 And when she hath found it, she with him : and he turned, and said unto calleth her friends and her neighbours them,

together, saying, Rejoice with me ; for I 26 If any man come to me, and hate have found the piece which I had lost. not his father, and mother, and wife, and 10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, i joy in the presence of the angels of God and his own life also, he cannot be my over one sinner that repenteth. disciple.

11 | And he said, a certain man had 27 And whosoever doth not bear his two sons : cross, and come after me, cannot be my 12 And the younger of them said to disciple.

his father, Father, give me the portion 28 For which of you intending to build ' of goods that falleth to me. And he dia tower, witteth not down first, and count- vided unto them his living. eth the cost, whether he have sufficient 13 And not many days after, the to finish it?

younger son gathered all together, and 29 Lest haply after he hath laid the I took his journey into a far country, and foundation, and is not able to finish it, all there wasted his substance with riotous that behold it begin to mock him, living.

30 Saying, This man began to build, 14 And when he had spent all, there and was not able to finish.

arose a mighty famine in that land ; and 31 Or what king going to make war he began to be in want. against another king, sitteth not down 15 And he went and joined himself to first, and consulteth whether he be able a citizen of that country ; and he sent with ten thousand to meet him that com- him into his fields to feed swine. eth against him with twenty thousand ? 16 And he would fain have filled his

32 Or else, while the other is yet a belly with the husks that the swine did great way off," he sendeth an ambassage, eat, and no man gave unto him. and desireth conditions of peace.

17 And when he came to himself, he 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you | said, How many hired servants of my that forsaketh not all that he hath, he father's have bread enough and to spare, cannot be my disciple.

and I perish with hunger! 34. T Salt is good: but if the salt have 18 I will arise and go to my father, and lost his savour, Wherewith shall it be sea- will say unto him, Father, I have sinned soncd ?

against heaven, and before thee, 35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet 19 And am no more worthy to be callfor the dunghill ; but men cast it out. ed thy son: make me as one of thy hired Ile that hath ears to hear, let him hear. servants. CHAP. XV.

20 And he arose, and came to his fa1 The parablc of the lost sheep: 8 Of the ther. But when he was yet a great way friece of silver ; 11 Of the prodigal son. off, his father saw him, and had comHÉN drew near unto him all the pub- passion, and ran, and fell on his neck,

. and kissed him. 2 And the Pharisees and scribes mur- 21 And the son said unto him, Father, mured, saying, This man receiveth sin- I have sinned against heaven, and in thy ners, and eateth with them.

sight, and am no more worthy to be call3 | And he spake this parable unto ed thy son. them, saying,

22 But the father said to his servants, 4 What man of you having an hun- Bring forth the best robe, and put it on clred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth him, and put a ring ou his hand, and not leave the ninety and nine in the wil- shoes on his feet. vierness, and go afier that which is lost, 23 And bring hither the fatted calf, "n:if he find it?

and kill it ; and let us eat, and be merry:

306 Of the unjust steyyard. ST. LUKE. The rich glution and Lazarus.

24 For this my son was dead, and is selves friends of the mammon of unrightalive again ; he was lost, and is found. eousness; that when ye fail, they may And they began to be merry,

receive you into everlasting habitacions 25 Now his elder son was in the field: 10 He that is faithful in that which is and as he came and drew nigh to the least, is faithful also in much ; and he that house, he heard musick and dancing. is unjust in the least, iş unjust also in much.

26 And he called one of the servants, * 11 If therefore ye have not been faithand asked what these things meant.: ful in the unrighteous mammon, who will

27 And he said unto him, Thy brother commit to your trust the true riches ? is come; and thy father hath killed the 12 And if ye have not been faithful in falted calf, because he hath received that which is another man's, who shali him safe and sound.

give you that which is your own? 28 And he was angry, and would not 13 | No servant can serve two masters: go in ; therefore 'came his father out, for either he will hate the one, and love and entreated him.

the other, or else he will hold to the one, 29 And he answering, said to his fa- || and despise the other. Ye cannot serve ther, Lo, these many years do I serve | God and mammon. thee, neither transgressed I at any time 14 And the Pharisees also, who were thy commandment; and yet thou never covetous, heard all these things, and gavest me a kid, that I might make mer- they derided him. ry with my friends :

15 And he said unto them, Ye are they 30 But as soon as this thy son was which justify yourselves before men ; come, which hath devoured thy living but God knoweth your hearts: for that with harlots, thou hast killed for him the which is highly esteemed among men, is fatted calf.

abomination in the sight of God. 31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art 16 The law and the prophets were unever with me: and all that I have is thine. til John : since that time the kingdom

32 It was meet that we should make of Gal is preached, and every man pressmerry, and be glad: for this thy brother leth into it. was dead, and is alive again ; and was 17 And it is easier for heaven and earth lost, and is found.

to pass, than one tittle of the law to fail CHAP. XVI.

i8 Whosoever putteth away his wife, ? Of the unjust steward. 14 The hyproc- and marrieth another, committeth adul

risy of the covelous Pharisees reprov- tery; and whosoever marrieth her that ed. 19 The rich glutton, and Lazarus is put away from her husband, committhe beggar.

teth adultery.

, | was a certain rich man, had a steward; and the same was accused linen, and fared sumptuously every day : unto him that he had wasted his goods. 20 And there was a certain beggar

2 And he called him, and said unto named Lazarus, which was laid at his him, How is it that I hear this of thee? gate, full of sores, give an account of thy stewardship : for 21 And desiring to be fed with the thou mayest be no longer steward. crumbs which fell from the rich man's

3 Then the steward said within him- table : moreover, the dogs came and self, What shall I do? for my lord tak- licked his sores. eth away from me the stewardship: I 22 And it came to pass, that the beg: fannot dig ; to beg I am ashamed.

gar died, and was carried by the angels 4 I am resolved what to do, that when into Abraham's bosom. The rich man I am put out of the stewardship, they also died, and was buried : may receive me into their houses.

29 And in hell he lified up his eyes, 5 So he called every one of his lord's being in torments, and seeth Abraham debtors unto him, and said unto the first, afar off, and Lazarus in his basom. How much owest thou unto my lord? 24 And he cried, and said, Father A.

6 And lie said, An hundred measures braham, have mercy on me, and send of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his bill, and sit down quickly, and write tifty. tinger in water, and cool my tongue :

7 Then said he to another, And how for I am tormented in this flame. much owest thou? And he said, An hun- 25 But Abraham said, Son, remember dred measures of wheat. And he said unto that thou in thy life-time receivedst thy liim, Take thy bill, and write fourscore. good things, and likewise Lazarus evil

8 And the lord commended the unjust things ; but now he is comforted, and steward, because he had done wisely : for thou art tormented. the children of this world are in their gen- 26 And beside all this, between us cration wiser than the children of light. and you there is a great gulf fixed : s

9 And I say unto you, Make to your-"that they which would pass from henge

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