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J. 12. hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their A. D. 33.

heart; that they should not see with their eyes,

nor understand with their heart, and be con41 verted, and I should heal them. y These things » Is. 6. 1.

said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake 42 of him. Nevertheless among the chief rulers

also many believed on him; but because of the

Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they 43 should be put out of the synagogue: for they

loved the praise of men more than the praise

of God. 44 Jesus cried and said, “He that believeth on ' 1 Pet. I.

me, believeth not on me, but on him that sent
me. And he that seeth me seeth him that
sent me.

I am come a light into the world, “ that whosoever believeth on me should not 47“ abide in darkness. And if any man hear my

“ words, and believe not, I judge him not: for

“ I came not to judge the world, but to save 48" the world. He that rejecteth me, and receiv

“eth not my words, hath one that judgeth him:

“ a the word that I have spoken, the same shall Deut. 18. 49“ judge him in the last day. For I have not

spoken of myself; but the Father which sent

me, he gave me a commandment, 2 b what I Deut. 18 50 “ should say, and what I should speak. And I

“ know that his commandment is life everlast-
“ ing: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as
" the Father said unto me, so I speak.”

2 what I should enjoin, and what I should teach. C.

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112. Christ curseth the barren fig tree : purgeth

the temple. And on the morrow, when they were come Mk. 11. from Bethany, he was hungry: and seeing a fig 12, 13 tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus an- 14 swered and said unto it, “No man eat fruit “ of thee hereafter for ever.” And his disciples heard it.

And they come to Jerusalem : and Jesus 15 went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and would 16 not suffer that any man should carry any vessel

through the temple. And he taught, saying 17 * Is. 56. 7. unto them, “ Is it not written, My house shall

“ be called ? of all nations the house of prayer? b Jer. 7.11. “ but "ye have made it a den of thieves.” And L. 19.

he taught daily in the temple. But the chief 47
priests and the scribes and the chief of the
people sought to destroy him, and could not 48
find what they might do: for all the people
were very attentive to hear him. And when Mk. 11.
even was come, he went out of the city.

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113. He exhorteth his disciples to stedfastness of

faith. Mk. 11. And in the morning, as they passed by, they A. D. 33. 20, 21 saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And

Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him,

Master, behold, the fig tree which thou 'cursedst
22 is withered away. And Jesus answering saith
23 unto them, “ Have faith in God. For verily I

say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto
this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou

cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his
“ heart, but shall believe that those things which
“ he saith shall come to pass; he shall have
“ whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto

you, * What things soever ye desire, when ye - James 1.

pray, believe that ye receive them, and
25“ have them. And when ye stand praying, "for- "Col. 3. 13.

give, if ye have ought against any: that your
“ Father also which is in heaven may forgive
26.“ you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive,
“ neither will your Father which is in heaven

forgive your trespasses."
114. Parable of the vineyard ; of the wicked hus-

bandmen ; and the marriage of the king's son. Mk. 11.

And they come again to Jerusalem: as he 27 L. 20. 1

taught the people in the temple, and preached Mk. 11.

the gospel, there come to him the chief priests,

and the scribes, and the elders, and say unto 27, 28

him, By what authority doest thou these things?

and who gave thee this authority to do these 29 things ? And Jesus answered and said unto them, “I will also ask of you one question, and

answer me, and I will tell you by what autho30“ rity I do these things. The baptism of John,

was it from heaven, or of men ? answer me." 31 And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If

we shall say, From heaven; he will say, Why

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Parable of the vineyard,
A. D. 33. then did ye not believe him? But if we shall Mk. 11.

say, Of men; they feared the people : for all 32
men counted John, that he was a prophet indeed.
And they answered and said unto Jesus, We 33
cannot tell. And Jesus answering saith unto
them, “ Neither do I tell you by what authority
“ I do these things.”

Mk. 12.
And he began to speak unto them by para- 1
bles. “A certain man had two sons; and he M". 21.
“ came to the first, and said, Son, go work to 28
“ day in my vineyard. He answered and said, 29
“ I will not : but afterward he repented, and
“ went. And he came to the second, and said 30
“ likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir :
6 and went not. Whether of them twain did 31
“ the will of his father?” They say unto him,
The first. Jesus saith unto them, “ Verily I say
“ unto you, That the publicans and the harlots

go into the kingdom of God before you. For 32
“ John came unto you in the way of righteous-
“ ness, and ye believed him not: but the pub-

licans and the harlots believed him: and ye,
“ when ye had seen it, repented not afterward,
“ that ye might believe him.

“Hear another parable: There was a certain 33 a Ps. 80. 9. “ housholder, which planted a vineyard, and Cant.8.11.

hedged it round about, and digged a wineJer. 2.21. “ press in it, and built a tower, and let it out

“ to husbandmen, and went into a far country.
“ And at the season he sent a servant to the L. 20.
“ husbandmen, that they should give him of the 10
“ fruit of the vineyard: but the husbandmen
“ beat him, and sent him away empty. And 11

again he sent another servant: and they beat
“ him also, and ? entreated him shamefully, and
“ sent him away empty. And again he sent a 12
" third : and they wounded him also, and cast
him out. Then said the lord of the vineyard, 13
“ What shall I do? I will send my beloved son:

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153 L. 20.“ it may be they will reverence him when they A. D. 33. 14 see him. But when the husbandmen saw

him, they reasoned among themselves, saying, “ This is the heir: come, let us kill him, that

the inheritance may be our's. So they cast “ him out of the vineyard, and killed him. What

“ therefore shall the lord of the vineyard do 16“ unto them? he shall come and destroy these

“ husbandmen, and shall give the vineyard to

“ others. And when they heard it, they said, .17“ God forbid. And he beheld them, and said,

“ What is this then that is written, The stone Ps. 118.

“ which the builders rejected, the same is beM". 21. “ come the head of the corner? this is the Lord's 42, 43“ doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes? There

“ fore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall

“ be taken from you, and given to a nation 44“ bringing forth the fruits thereof. And whoso

ever shall fall on this stone shall be broken : Is. 8. 14,

“ but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind L. 20.“ him to powder.” And the chief priests and Rom.9.33.

19 the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands a P45:28

on him; and they feared the people: for they Dan. 2. 44. perceived that he had spoken this parable against

them. M". 22. And Jesus answered and spake unto them. Rev. 19. 1, 2 again by parables, and said, “The kingdom of 7, 9.

“ heaven is like unto a certain king, which made 3“ a marriage for his son, and sent forth his ser

66 vants to call them that were bidden to the 4“ wedding: and they would not come. Again, “ he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them “ which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my “ dinner: 'my oxen and my fatlings are killed, "Prov. 9.2.

" and all things are ready: come unto the mar5“ riage. But they made light of it, and went

“their ways, one to his farm, another to his 6" merchandise: and the remnant took his ser

“ vants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew 7 them. But when the king heard thereof, he

15. Zech.12.3.

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