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seeing others unemployed in the market-place, 4 said to them, Go ye likewise into my vineyard,

and I will give you what is reasonable. Accord5 ingly they went. Again, about the sixth hour 28,

and about the ninth 29, he went out and did the 6 saine. Lastly, about the eleventh hour 30, he went out, and finding others unemployed, said to them,

Why stand ye all the day here doing nothing?' 7 They answered, “Because nobody hath hired us.'

He said to them, 'Go ye also into my vineyard, 8 and ye shall receive what is reasonable.' When

it was night, the proprietor of the vineyard said to his steward, “Call the labourers, and pay them

• their wages, beginning with the last, and ending 9 with the first.' Then they who had been hired

at the eleventh hour came, and received each a 10 denarius. When the first came, they imagined

they should get more ; but they got only a dena11 rius a-piece. Upon receiving it, they murmured 12 against the householder, saying, “These last have

worked but one hour; yet thou hast made them

equal to us who have borne the burden and the heat 13 of the day. He answering said to one of them,

Friend, I do thee no injury. Didst not thou 14 ' agree with me for a denarius ? Take what is

thine, and depart. It is my will to give to this 15 • last as much as to thee. And may not I do

· what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil,

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29 Three o'clock afternoon, 30 Five o'clock afternoon.


CH. 20. ch. 22; 14. 16 because I am good ?' Thus the last shall be

first, and the first last; for there are many called, but few chosen.



Lu. 18; 31 ch. 16; 21. & 17; 22.

Mar. 10; 32. 17 WHEN Jesus was on the road to Jerusalem, he

took the twelve disciples aside, and said to them, 18 We are now going to Jerusalem, where the Son of

Man shall be delivered to the chief priests and the 19 scribes, who will condemn him to die, and consign

him to the Gentiles, to be mocked, and scourged,

and crucified: but the third day he shall rise again. Mar. 10; 35. 20

Then the mother of Zebedee's children came to him with her sons, and, prostrating herself, intreat

ed he would grant the request she had to make. 21 He said to her, What wouldst thou ? She answer.

ed, That, in thy reign, one of these my two sons

may sit at thy right hand, the other at thy left. 22 Jesus replying, said, Ye know not what


ask. Can ye drink such a cup as I must drink; or un

dergo an immersion like that which I must under23 go? They said unto him, We can. He answered,

Ye shall indeed drink such a cup, and undergo an immersion like that which I must undergo. But to sit at my right hand and at my left I cannot


CH. 21.

give, unless to those for whom it is prepared by

my Father.

24 The ten hearing this were full of indignation Mar. 10; 41: 25 against the two brothers; but Jesus calling them Lu. 22; 12:

to him, said, Ye know that the princes of the na

tions domineer over them, and the great exercise 26 their authority upon them. It must not be so

amongst you : on the contrary, whosoever would

become great amongst you, let him be your ser27 vant; and whosoever would be chief amongst you, 28 let him be your slave : even as the Son of Man Phil. 2; Z.

came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his
life a ransom for

many. 29 As they left Jericho, followed by a great multi- Mar, 10:46

Lu. 18; 35: 30 tude, two blind men, who sat by the way-side, hear

ing that Jesus passed by, cried, saying, Master, 31 Son of David, have pity upon us. The multitude

charged them to be silent: but they cried the louder,

saying, Master, Son of David, have pity upon us. 32 Then Jesus stopping called them, and said, What do 33 ye want me to do for you? They answered, Sir, to

make us see. Jesus had compassion, and touched
their eyes. Immediately they received sight, and

followed him. XXI. When they were nigh Jerusalem, being come to Mar. 11; 1

Bethphage, near the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent 2 two of his disciples, saying, Go to the village oppo

site to you, where ye will find an ass tied, and

her colt with her; loose them and bring them 3 hither. If any man say aught unto you, say,

· The Master wanteth them,' and he will send

Lu, 19; 29.

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EH. 21.


Is. 62; 11.
Zech. 9; 9:
Jo. 12; 15.

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4 them directly. Now all this was done that the 5 words of the Prophet might be fulfilled, Say to the

daughter of Zion, Behold thy King cometh to " thee lowly, riding on an ass, even the colt of a 6 labouring beast.Accordingly the disciples went, 7 and having done as Jesus had commanded them,

brought the ass and the colt, and covering them 8 with their mantles, made him ride. Now the greater part spread their mantles in the way; others lopped

branches of the trees, and strowed them in the

9 way, while the crowd that went before and that folPs. 118; 25. lowed, shouted, saying, Hosanna 31 to the Son of

David ; blessed be he that cometh in the name of 10 the Lord 32. Hosanna in the highest heaven. When

he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in an up11 roar, every body asking, Who is this? The crowd

answered, It is Jesus the Prophet of Nazareth in

Galilee. 12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God, and

drove thence all who sold and who bought in the

temple, and overturned the tables of the money. 13 changers, and the stalls of those who sold doves, and

said to them, It is written, “My house shall be Jer. 7; 11.

“ called a house of prayer, and ye have made it a 14 “ den of robbers." Then the blind and the lame

came to him in the temple, and he healed them. Lu. 19; 38. 15 But the chief priests and the scribes, seeing the

wonders which he performed, and the boys crying in the temple, Hosannah to the Son of David, said

Jo. 2; 14
Mar. 11; 15:
Lu. 19; 45:

Is. 56; 7.

39 & 46.

31 Sare now I pray.

32 In Heb. Jehovah.


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unto you,

Ch. 21. 16 to him with indignation, Hearest thou what these say

? Jesus answered, Yes. Have ye never read, “ From the mouth of infants and sucklings thou Ps. 8; 2. 17 “hast procured praise.” Thereupon leaving them

he went out of the city to Bethany, where he re

mained that night. 18 Returning to the city in the morning he was hun- Mar. 11; 1319 gry, and seeing a single fig-tree by the road, he

went to it; but finding only leaves on it, said, Let

no fruit grow on thee henceforward. And the 20 fig-tree withered forthwith. When the disciples

saw it, they said with astonishment, How soon is Mar. 11; 22: 21 the fig-tree withered! Jesus answered, Verily I say

if ye

have an unshaken faith, ye may not only do as much as is done to the fig-tree, but even if ye should say to this mountain, 'Be lift

ed and thrown into the sea,' it shall be done. 22 Moreover ye shall obtain whatsoever ye shall with

faith pray for. 23 Being come into the temple, the chief priests and Lu. 20; 1;

Mar. 11; 28 the elders of the people came near, as he was teach

ing, and said, By what authority dost thou these 24 things? and who empowered thee? Jesus answer

ing, said to them, I also have a question to pro

pose, which if ye answer me, I will tell you by 25 what authority I do these things. Whence had

John authority to baptize? From heaven; or from
men? Then they reasoned thus within themselves,

If we say, From heaven, he will retort, Why 26 then did ye not believe him? And if we say, ch. 14; 5.

* From men, we dread the multitude, amongst

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