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ST. JOHN, VII.
ST. LUKE, XVI. and ran ; and fell on his neck ; and kissed him.
21. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy Bon,
22. But the Father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him ; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet :
23. And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry :
24. For this my son was dead, and is alive again ; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry :
25. Now his elder son was in the field : and as he came, and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
26. And he called one of the servants and asked what these things meant.
27. And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf; because he hath received him safe and sound.
28. And he was angry; and would not go in : therefore came his father out, and entreated him.
29. And he answering said to his father, Lo ! these many years do I serve thee, neither trans. gressed I at any time thy com. mandment; and yet thou never gavest me a kid; that I might make merry with my friends :
30. But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots ; thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.
31. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me; and all that I have is thine.
32. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad : for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again : he was lost, and is found.
1. And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man which had a steward ; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods.
2. And he called him, and
ST. JOHN, VII.
ST. LUKE, XVI. said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship ; for thou mayest be no longer
steward. 3. Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do? for my Lord taketh away from me the stewardship. I cannot dig ; to beg I am ashamed.
4. I am resolved what to do: that when I am put out of the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
5. So he called every one of his Lord's debtors unto him; and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my Lord ?
6. And he said, an hundred measures of oil. And he said unto him, Take thy bill and sit down quickly, and write fifty.
7. Then said he to another, And how much owest thou? And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
8. And the Lord commended the unjust steward, because he had done wisely : for the children of this world are in their generation wiser than the children of light.
9. And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mam. mon of unrighteousness that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations.
10. He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in much : and he that is unjust in the least, is unjust also in much.
11. If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mam. mon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?
12. And if ye have not been faithful in that which is another man's, who shall give you that which is your own ?
13 (see P. 38.)
14. And the Pharisees also, who wero coveteous, heard all these things, and they derided him.
15. And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men : but God knoweth your hearts : for that which is highly esteemed among men is abominable in the sight of God.
16. The law and the prophets were until John. Since that time M. XI. 12, 13. the kingdom of God is preached, and every man presseth into it.
ST. LUKE, XVI.
ST. JOHN, VII. . 17. And it is easier for heaven and earth to pass, than one title M. V. 18. of the law to fail.
18. See P. 110.
19. | There was a certain rich man which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day.
20. And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21. And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22. And it came to pass that the beggar died; and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom. The rich man also died; and was buried.
23. And in hell he left up his eyes, being in torments : and seeth Abraham afar off : and Lazarus in his bosom.
24. And he cried and said, Father Abrabam, have mercy on me; and send Lazarus ; that he may dip the tip of his finger in water; and cool my tongue : for I am tormented in this flame.
25. But Abraham said ; Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things ; and likewise Lazarus evil things : but now he is comforted ; and thou art tormented :
26. And beside all this ; be. tween us and you there is a great gulph fixed : 80 that they which would pass from hence to you, cannot ; neither can they pass to us, that would come from thence.
27. Then he said ; I pray thee, therefore, Father, that thou wouldest send him to my father's
28. For I have five brethren : that he may testify unto them : lest they also come into this place of torment.
29. Abraham saith unto him ; They have Moses and the prophets : let them hear them.
30. And he said : Nay, Father Abraham ; but if one went unto them from the dead, they will repent.
31. And he said unto him : If they hear not Moses and the prophets ; neither will they be persuaded, though one rose from the dead.
St. MATTHEW, XVIII.
ST. MARK, X. 15. ( Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone : if he shall hear thee thou hast gained thy brother.
16. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church; but if yo neglect to hear the church let him be unto thee as an heathen and a publican.
18. Verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven : M. XVI. 19. and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
19. Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.
20. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
21. | Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Till seven times ?
22. Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times : but, Until seventy times seven.
3. I Take heed to yourselves : If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him : and if he repent forgive him.
4. And if he trespass against theo seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him. 5.
continued P. 88. 6.
7. Bat which of you having a servant ploughing or feeding cattle, will say unto him by and by, when he is come from the field, Go and sit down to meat ?
8. And will not rather say unto him, Make ready wherewith I may sap; and gird thyself, and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken: and afterward thou Bhalt eat and drink?
9. Doth he thank that servant because he did those things which were commanded him? I trow not.
10. So likewise ye, when yo shall have done all things
which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants ; we have done that which was our duty to do.
Continued P. 119.
23. | Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.
24. And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought unto him whichowed him ten thousand talents.
25. But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had ; and payment to be made.
26. The servant therefore fell down and worshipped him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
27. Then the lord of that servant was moved with com. passion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
28. But the same servant went out and found one of his fellow. servants which owed him an hundred pence;
and he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou owest.
29. And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.
30. And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.
31. So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry; and came and told unto their lord all that was done.
32. Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me :
33. Shouldst not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee ?
34. And his lord was wroth; and delivered him to the tormentors till he should pay all that was due unto him.
35. So also shall my heavenly Father do unto you, if yo from your hearts forgive not everyone his brother their trespasses.
From P. 81. 2. Now the Jews' feast of tabernacles was at hand.
1. And he arose from thence
Continued P. 109,
1. And it came to pass, that when
3. His brethren therefore said