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CH. 16. the children of this world are more prudent in con

ducting their affairs than the children of light. 9 Therefore I say unto you, With the deceitful

mammon procure to yourselves friends, who, af-
ter your discharge, may receive you into the eter-

nal mansions.
10 Whoso is faithful in little, is faithful also in

much: and whoso is unjust in little, is unjust also 11 in much. If therefore ye have not been honest in

the deceitful, who will intrust you with the true, 12 riches? And if ye have been unfaithful managers

for another, who will give you any thing to manage 13 for yourselves ? A servant cannot serve two mas- Mat. 6; 24:

ters; for either he will hate one, and love the
other, or at least will attend one, and neglect the

other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.
14 When the Pharisees, who loved money, heard all
15 these things, they ridiculed him. But he said unto

them, As for you, ye make yourselves pass upon
men for righteous, but God knoweth your hearts;
for that which is admired by men, is abhorred of

God. 16 Ye had the law and the Prophets until the com- Mat. 11; 12.

ing of John, since whose time the kingdom of

God is announced, and every occupant entereth it 17 by force. But sooner shall heaven and earth per

Mat. 5; 18, ish, than one tittle of the law shall fail. 18 Whoever divorceth his wife, and taketh another, Mat. 5; 32.

Mar. 10; 11. committeth adultery; and whoever marrieth the divorced woman, committeth adultery. VOL. III.


eu. 16.


19 There was a certain rich man, that wore purple

and fine linen, and feasted splendidly every day. 20 There was also a poor man named Lazarus, cover21 ed with sores, that was laid at his gate; and was

fain to feed on the crumbs which fell from the

rich man's table: yea, even the dogs came and 22 licked his sores. It happened that the poor man

died, and was conveyed by angels to Abraham's 23 bosom : the rich man also died, and was buried.

And in hades, being in torments, he looked up,

and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his 24 bosom, and cried, saying, “Have pity on me,

• father Abraham, and send Lazarus to dip the tip

of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, for 25 I am tortured in this flame.' Abraham answer

ed, “Son, remember that thou, in thy life-time,

receivedst good things, and Lazarus received evil

' things; but now, he is in joy, and thou art in 26 “torments. Besides, there lieth a huge gulph be

' twixt us and you, so that they who would pass

hence to you, cannot ; neither can they pass to 27 us who would come thence. The other replied,

* I entreat thee, then, father, to send him to my 28 · father's house; for I have five brothers, that he

may admonish them, lest they also come into this 29 place of torment.' Abraham answered, “They

' have Moses and the Prophets, let them hear them.' 30 • Nay,' said he, "father Abraham, but if one

went to them from the dead, they would reform.' 31 Abraham replied, If they hear not Moses and

* the Prophets ; neither will they be persuaded,

though one should arise from the dead.'

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XVII. THEN Jesus said to his disciples, It is im

possible to exclude snares entirely; but woe un2 to him who insnareth. It would be more eligible Mat. 18; 7.

for him to have an upper milstone fastened to his Mar. 9; 42. neck, and to be cast into the sea, than to insnare

any of these little ones. 3 Take heed to yourselves; if thy brother tres. Mat. 18; 21

Ecclus, 19; pass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, 13. 4 forgive him ; and if he trespass against thee se

ven times in a day, and seven times in a day re-
turn [to thee), saying, “I repent,' thou shalt for-

give him. 5 Then the Apostles said to the Lord, Increase our Mat. 17; 20. 6 faith. ' He answered, If ye had faith, though it

were but as a grain of mustard seed, ye might
say to this sycamine, Be extirpated and planted

* in the sea,' and it would obey you. 7


who hath a servant plowing or feeding cattle, say to him, on his return

from the field, Come immediately, and place 8 thyself at table ;' and not rather, Make ready

' my supper ; gird thyself, and serve me, until I

Would any


th. 17.

have eaten and drunken ; afterwards thou may9'est eat and drink ?' Is he obliged to that servant 10 for obeying his orders? I suppose not.

In like manner say ye, when ye have done all that is commanded you, • We thy servants have con. 'ferred no favour ; we have done only what we were bound to do.'

When he saw

NOW, in travelling to Jerusalem, he passed 12 through the confines of Samaria and Galilee, and

being about to enter a certain village, there met him 13 ten lepers, who stood at a distance, and cried out,

14 Jesus, Master, take pity upon us. Lev. 14; 2: them, he said to them, Go, show yourselves to the

the priests. And as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them perceiving that he was healed, 16 turned back,glorifying God aloud. Then throwing

himself prostrate at the feet of Jesus, he returned 17 him thanks ; now this man was a Samaritan. Je

sus said, Were not ten cleansed? Where then are 18 the other nine ? Have none returned glory to God, 19 except this alien ? And he said to him, Arise, go

thy way, thy faith hath cured thee. 20 Being questioned by the Pharisees when the

reign of God should commence, he answered, The 21 reign of God is not ushered in with parade ; nor

shall people say, “Lo here !' or 'Lo yonder!'

for behold the reign of God is within you. 22 Then he said to his disciples, The time will come when

ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Mat. 24; 23. 23 Son of Man, and shall not see it. But when they

Mar. 13; 21.


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сн. 17. say to you, 'Lo here,' or 'Lo yonder,' go not 24 out to follow them. For as the lightning flasheth

in an instant from one extremity of the sky to the

other, so will the appearance of the Son of Man be 25 in his day. But first he must suffer much, and be 26 rejected of this generation. And, as it happened Mat. 24; 37*

in Noah's days, it will also happen in the days of 27 the Son of Man. They ate, they drank, they

married, they were given in marriage, until the

day that Noah entered the ark, when the deluge 28 came and destroyed them all. In like manner, as

it was in the days of Lot, they ate, they drank,

they bought, they sold, they planted, they built; 29 but on the day that Lot left Sodom, it rained fire Gen. 19; 24.

and brimstone from heaven, which destroyed them 30 all. So will it also be on the day when the Son of 31 Man shall appear. On that day let not him who

shall be on the house-top, having his furniture in

the house, come down to take it away. Let not 32 him who shall be in the field, return home. Re- Mat. 10; 39. 33 member Lot's wife. Whosoever shall seek to Mar. 8; 35.

save his life, shall lose it ; and whosoever shall ch. 9; 24. 34 throw it away, shall preserve it. I tell you, there

will be two men that night in one bed; one will 35 be seized, and the other will escape. Two wo- Mat. 24; 404

men will be grinding together; one will be seiz36 ed, and the other will escape. "Two men will be

in the field; one will be seized, and the other 37 will escape.? Then they asked him, Where, Mas

ter? He answered, Where the body is, the eagles Mat. 24; 28. will be assembled.

& 16; 25.

Jo. 12; 25.

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