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The parable of the

rejected, the same is become the
head of the corner: this is the
Lord's doing, and it is mar-
vellous in our eyes 7
43 Therefore say I unto you,
The kingdom of God shall be
taken from you, and given to a
nation bringing forth the fruits
thereof.
44 And whosoever shall fall
on this stone, shall be broken :
but on whomsoever it shall fall,
it will grind him to powder.
45 And when the chief priests
and Pharisees had heard his
parables, they perceived that
he spake of them.
46 But when they sought to
lay hands on him, they feared
the multitude, because they took
him for a prophet.

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things are ready : come unto the
marriage.
5 But they made light of it,
and went their ways, one to his
farm, another to his merchan
dise.
6 And the remnant took his
servants, and entreated them
spitefully, and slew them.
7 But when the king heard
thereof, he was wroth: and he
sent forth his armies, and de-
stroyed those murderers, and
burned up their city.
8 Then saith he to his ser-
vants, The wedding is ready,
but they which were bidden
were not worthy.
9 Go ye therefore into the
highways, and as many as ye
shall find, bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out
into the highways, and gather-
ed together all as many as they
found, both bad and good: and
the wedding was furnished with
eStS.
11 *| And when the king came
into see the guests, he saw there
a man which had not on a wed-
ding-garment:
12 And he saith unto him,
Friend, how camest thou in
hither, not having a wedding-
garment? And he was speech-
less.
13 Then said the king to the
servants, Bind him hand and
foot, and take him away, and cast
him into outer darkness: there
shall be weeping and gnashing
of teeth.
14 For many are called, but

CHAP. XXII.

1 The parable of the marriage of the king's
son. 9 The vocation of the Gentiles. 12
The punishment of him that wanted the wed-
ding-garment. 15 Tribute ought to be paid
to Cesar. 23 Christ confuteth the Sadducees
for the resurrection : 34 answereth the law-
ver, which is the first and great command-
ment : 41 and poseth the Pharisees about the
Messias.
ND Jesus answered and
spake unto them again by
parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is
like unto a certain king, which
made a marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants
to call them that were bidden
to the wedding: and they would
not COme.
4 Again, he sent forth other
servants,saying,Tellthem which
are bidden, Behold, I have pre-
pared my dinner: my oxen and
my fatlings are killed, and all

few are chosen.
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marriage of the king's S07E.

Of paying tribute.

15"| Then went the Pharisees, and took counselhow they might entangle him in his talk. 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples, with the Herodians, saying,Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man : for thou regardest not the person of men. 17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesár, or not? 18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness,and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites ? 19 Shewme the tribute-money. And they brought unto him a penny. 20 And he saith unto them, Whose is this image, and superscription ? 21 They say unto him, Cesar's. Then saith he unto them, Remder therefore unto Cesar, the things which are Cesar's; and unto God, the things that are God's. 22 When they had heard these nords, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way. 23 * The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him, 24 Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother. 25 Now there were with us seven brethren : and the first,

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ceased; and having no issue, left his wife unto his brother. 26 Likewise the second also, and the third, unto the seventh. 27 And last of all the woman died also. 28 Therefore, in the resurrection, whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her. 29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God. 30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven. 31 But, as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying, 32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living. 33 And when the multitude heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine. 34 *| But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35 Then one of them myhich nas a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law 7 37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.

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XXIII. Pharisees reproved.

but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers. 5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments, 6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues, 7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi. 8 But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and allye are brethren. 9 And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father which is in heaven. 10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ. 11 But he that is greatest amongyou,shallbeyourservant. 12 And whosoever shall exalt himself, shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself, shall be exalted. 13 "I But wounto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering, to go in. 14 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites 1 for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation. 15 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites' for ye compass sea and land to make

The hypocrisy of the

one proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him two-fold more the child of hell than yourselves. 16 Wo unto you, ye blind guides! which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor. 17 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? 18 And whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. 19 Ye fools, and blind! for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 20 Whosotherefore shallswear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. 21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. 22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. 23 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for v pay tithe of mint, and anise, al. cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith : these oughtye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 24 Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. 25 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites' for ye

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make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and €XCéSS. 26 Thoublind Pharisee,cleanse first that myhich is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. 27 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites 1 for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness. 28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. 29 Wo unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, 30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. 31 Wherefore, ye bewitnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. 32 Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. 33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how canye escape the damnation of hell? 34 *[[Wherefore, behold, Isend unto you prophets,andwisemen, 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:

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XXIV.

ing, 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, I 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. 7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom ; and there shall 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 afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake. 10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 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. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world, for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

Jerusalem foretold.

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