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The destruction of

Chap. xxfv. the cup and of the platter, but within they are, full of extortion and excess.

26 Trou blind Pharisee cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.

the temple foretold

7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against king.om: and there shail be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9 Then shall they deliver you up to be af-

27 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, bypocrites for ye are like unto waited sepultheted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be chres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, hated of all nations for my name's sake. but are within full of dead men's boues, and of all uncleanness.

10 And then shall many be offended, and sball betray one another, and shall hate one

28 Even so ye also outwardly appear right-another. eous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

23 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,

11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.

12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.

13 But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

30 And say, If we had been in the days of 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be our fathers, we would not have been par-reached in all the world, for a witness upto takers with them in the blood of the pro- all nations; and then shall the end come. phets. 15 When ye therefore shall see the abomi31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto your-nation of desolation spoken of by Daniel the selves, that ye are the children of them which propbet, stand in the holy place, (whoso read: killed the prophets. etn, let him understand,)

32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fa

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33 Fe serpents, we generation of vipers: how
can ye escape the damnation of hell:

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34 Wherefore behold, 1 send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them ye shall kill and crucify, and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city 35 That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of righteous Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.

36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.

16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:

17 Let him which is on the house-top not, come down to take any thing out of his nouse:

18 Neither let him which is in the field res turn back to take his clothes.

19 And wo unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days! 20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath-day:

21 For then shall be great tribulation, such i as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.

22 And except those days should be shorten. ed, there shoul! no desh be saved: but for the 37 O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that kill-elect's sake those days shall be shortened. est the prophets, and stonest then, which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gather ed thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!

38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.

39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord..

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CHAP. XXIV.

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1 The destruction of the temple foretold.
Of Christ's coming to judgment.
ND Jesus went out. and departed fro
the temple: and his disciples came to
him for to shew him the buildings of the tem
ple.

2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things! Verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?

4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you

5 For many shall come in my name, saying, 1 am Christ; and shall deceive many.

6 And ye shall hear of wars, and rumours of wars see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.

23 Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it pot.

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; in omuch that fit it were possible). they shall deceive the very elect.

25 Behold, I have told you before.

26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert, go not forth be hold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it

not.

27 For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

28 For wheresoever the carcase is, there will he eagles be gathered together.

29 Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:

30 And then shall appear the sign of the Sen of man in heaven: and then shall at the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with. power and great glory.

31 And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather to gether his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

32 Now learn a parable of the fig tree : When his branch is ye, tender and sufteth forth leaves, ye know that siammer is affic 33 likewise ye, when ye shall see all ·

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the ten virgins. these things, know that it is near even at the go ye rathe. o nem that sell, and buy for doors. yourselves.

34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass till all these things be fulfilled. 35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

36 T But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only

37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage; and the door was shut.

11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us. 12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13 Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man

38 For as in the days that were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marry-cometh. ing and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,

39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

40 Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.

42 T Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.

43 But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.

44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of mar cometh.

14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a nan travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.

15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his journey.

16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.

17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.

18 But he that had received one, went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.

20 And so he that had received five talents came, and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained besides them five talents

245 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his house-more. hold, to give them meat in due season?

46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord, when he cometh, shail find so doing.

47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make nim ruler over all his goods.

48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;

21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

22 He also that had received two talents came, and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto 49 And shall begin to smite his fellow-ser-me two talents: behold, I have gained two vants, and to eat and drink with the drunken; 50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,

51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. CHAP. XXV.

1 The parable of the ten virgins, 14 and of the talents 31 Also the description of the last judgment.

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other talents besides them.

23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, 1 will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

24 Then he which had received the one talent came, and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strewed:

HEN shall the kingdom of heaven be 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy likened unto ten virgins, which took their talent in the earth; lo, there thou hast that is lamps, and went forth to meet the bride-tnine. groom.

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2 And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their jobs.

5 While the bridegroom tarried, they all altimbered and slept."

26 His ord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strewed;

27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming 1 should have received mine own with usury.

28 Take therefore the talent from him, and 6 And at midnight there was a cry made, Be-give it unto him which hath ten talents. bold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to whim.

hen all those virgins arose and trimmed their lamps

8 And the foolish said "to the wise. Give us of your oil; for our lamp are gone out.

29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not, shall be taken away even that which he hath.

30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into utter darkness: there shall be weeping and

9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so:gnashing of teeth.

Jest there be not enough for us and you: but 31 TWhen the Son of man shall come in

The rulers' conspiracy.

Christ eateth the passover.

9 For this ointment might have been sold for much, and given to the poor.

Chap. xxvi. his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: 32 And before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

35 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye

came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, say ing, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee & stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer, and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

41. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

42 For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to

me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.

CHAP. XXVI.

The rulers conspire against Christ: 14 Judas selleth him. 17 Christ eateth the passover

AND it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,

2 Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.

3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him.

5 But they said, Not on the feast-day, lest there be an uproar among the people. 6¶ Now when Jesus was in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper,

7 There came unto him a woman having an alabaster-box of very precious ointment, and poured it on his head as he sat at meat.

8 But when his discipies saw it, they had in dignation, saying, To what purpose is this waste!

10 When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me.

11 For ye have the poor always with you: but me ye have not always.

12 For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.

13 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.

14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,

15 And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

18 And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.

17 Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread, the disciples came to Jesus, saying into him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?

18 And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy, house with my disciples.

19 And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the passover.

20 Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.

21 And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.

22 And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto nim, Lord, is it I?

23 And he answered and said, He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray me.

24 The Son of man goeth, as it is written of him; but wo unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.

25 Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I?" He said unto him, Thou hast said.

26 T And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body

27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

28 For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of

sins.

29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Fa ther's kingdom.

30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night. for it is written, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad

32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee.

33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, will I never be offended.

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He is delivered to Pilate.

34 Jesus said unto him, Verity I say unto 57 And they that had laid hold on Jesu, thee, That this night, before the cock crow, led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, thou shalt deny me thrice. where the scribes and the elders were assem bled,

35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.

36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.

37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.

38 Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as thou wilt.

40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and finleth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.

42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

43 And he came and found them asleep again for their eyes were heavy.

44 And he left them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words

58 But Peter followed him afar off, unto the high priest's palace, and went in, and sat with the servants to see the end.

59 Now the chief priests and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

60 But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the ast came two false witnesses

61 And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.

62 And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?

63 But Jesus held his peace And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.

64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless, I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.

65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.

66 What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.

67 Then did they spit in his face, and buffet45 Then cometh he to his disciples, and saithed him, and others smote him with the palias unto them, Sleep on now, and take your of their hands,

rest: behold, the hour is at hand, and the Son 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, thou Christ, of man is betrayed into the hands of sin-Who is he that smote thee?

Bers.

46 Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.

69 Now Peter sat without in the palace; and a damsel came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee.

47 And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great mul-know not what thou say est. titude with swords and staves, from the chief Priests and elders of the people.

70 But he denied before them all, saying, I

48 Now he that betrayed him gave them a sien, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; hold him fast.

49 And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, Master; and kissed him.

71 And when he was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said unto them that were there, This fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

72 And again he denied with an oath, I do not know the man.

73 And after a while came unto him they 50 And Jesus said unto him, Friend, where-that stood by, and said to Peter, Surely thou fore art thou come? Then came they and laid also art one of them; for thy speech bewrayeth hands on Jesus, and took him. thee.

51 And behold, oue of them which were with Jesus, stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote of his ear.

52 Then sald Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword

53 Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels?

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HEN the morning was come, all the chief

54 But how then shall the scriptures be ful-priests and elders of the people took

filled, that thus it must be?

55 In that same hour said Jesus to the multi-counsel against Jesus to put him to death. tudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with 2 And when they had bound him, they lea swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no the governor. hold on me.

3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him,

56 But all this was done, that the scriptures when he saw that he was condemned, re of the prophets might he ful led. Then all pented himself, and brought again the thirty the disciples forsook him, and fled. Ipieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

Barabbas released.

Chap. xxvii. 4 Saying, I have sinned, in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

5. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. 7 And they took counsel, and bought with then he potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8 Wherefore that held was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

9 (Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;

10 And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.)

11 ¶ And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou savest.

12 And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

13 Then saith Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee?

14 And he answered him to never a word; insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly.

15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would.

16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas.

17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus, which is called Christ?

18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

19 When he was set down on the judgment-seat, his wife sent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.

20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude, that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus.

21 The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas.

22 Pilate saith unto them, What sha!! I do then with Jesus, which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

23 And the governor said, Why? what evil bath he done? But they cried out the more, raying, Let him be crucified.

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Christ crucified.

29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!

30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they com(pelled to bear his cross.

33 And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, A place of a skull.

34 They gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fullled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

36 And sitting down, they watched him there :

37 And set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

39 Then were there two thieves crucified with him; one on the right hand, and another on the left..

39 And they that passed by reviled him, warging their heads,

40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41 Likewise also the chief priests, mocking him, with the scribes ard elders. said,

42 He saved others, himself he cannot save If he be the King of Israel, let him now coIKS down from the cross, and we will believe him.

43 He trusted in God: let him deliver him now, if he will have him; for he said, I am the Son of God.

44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth.

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

48 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.

48 And straightway one of them ran, and When Pilate saw that he could pre-took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and vail nothing, but that rather a tumult was put it on a reed, and gave him to drink made, he took water, and washed his hands 49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether before the multitude, saying, I am innocent Elias will come to save him. of the blood of this just person; see ye to it. 25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.

26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto bim the whole band of soldiers.

28 And they stripped him, and put on him scarlet robe.

50 ¶ Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

51 And behold, the vail of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent:

52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of saints which slept arose,

53 And came out of the graves after his resurre too, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

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