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prodigal son. he calleth together his friends and servants of my father's have bread neighbours, saying unto them, enough, and to spare, and I peRejoice with me; for I have found rish here with hunger! my sheep which was lost.
18 I will arise, and go to my 7 I say unto you, that likewise father, and will say unto him, joy shall be in heaven over one Father, I have sinned against heasinner that repenteth, more than ven, and before thee, over ninety and nine just persons, 19 And am no more worthy to which need no repentance. be called thy son: make me as
& Either what woman, having one of thy hired servants. ten pieces of silver, if she lose one 20 And he
and came to piece, doth not light a candle, and his father. But, when he was yet sweep the house, and seek dili- a great way off
, his father saw gently till she find it ?
him, and had compassion, and 9 And when she hath found it, ran, and fell on his neck, and she calleth her friends and ber kissed him. neighbours together, saying, Re- 21 And the son said unto him, joice with me; for I have found Father, I have sinned against heathe piece which I had lost. ven, and in thy sight, and am no
10 Likewise, I say unto you, more worthy to be called thy son. There is joy in the presence of 22 But the father said to his the angels of God, over one sin- servants, Bring forth the best ner that repenteth.
robe, and put it on him; and put 11 1 And he said, A certain a ring on his hand, and shoes on man had two sons :
bis feet : 12 And the younger of them 23 And bring hither the fatted said to bis father, Father, give me calf, and kill it; and let us eat, the portion of goods that falleth to and be merry: me. And he divided unto them 24 For this my son was dead, bis living.
and is alive again; he was lost, 13 And not many days after and is found. And they began the
younger son gathered all toge- to be merry. ther, and took his journey into al 25 Now, his elder son was in fär country, and there wasted his the field : and as he came and substance with riotous living. crew nigh to the house, he heard
14 And when he had spent all, musick and dancing. there arose a mighty famine in 26 And he called one of the that land ; and he began to be in servants, and asked what these want.
things meant. 15 And he went and joined 27 And he said unto him, himself to a citizen of that coun-Thy brother is come; and thy try; and he sent him into his father hath killed the fatted cali, fields to feed swine.
because he hath received him safé 16 And he would fain have fill-land sound. ed his belly with the husks that 29 And he was angry, and the swine did eat: and no man would not go in : therefore came save unto him.
his father out, and entreated him. 17 And when he came to him- 29 And he answering, said to sif, he said, How many hired his father, Lo, these many years.
The unjust steward. S. Luke. Hypocrisy reproved. do I serve thee, neither trans- he said, An hundred measures of gressed I at any time thy com- wheat.' And he said unto him, mandment; and yet thou never Take thy bill, and write fourgavest me a kid ; that I might score. make merry with my friends : 8 And the lord commended the
30 But as soon as this thy son unjust steward, because he had was come, which hath devoured done wisely: for the children of thy living with harlots, thou hast this world are in their generation killed for him the fatted calf. wiser than the children of light.
31 And he said unto him, Son, 9 And I say unto you, Make to thou art ever with me, and all that yourselves friends of the mammon I have is thine.
of unrighteousness; that, when 32 It was meet that we should ye fail, they may receive you into make merry, and be glad: for everlasting habitations. this thy brother was dead, and is 10 He that is faithful in that alive again; and was lost, and is which is least, is faithful also in found.
much ; and he that is unjust in CHAP. XVI.
the least, is unjust also in much. Of the unjust steward. 11 If, therefore, ye have not ND he said also unto his been faithful in the unrighteous
disciples, There was a cer- mammon, who will commit to tain rich man, which had a stew- your trust the truc riches? ard; and the same was accused 12 And if ye have not been unto him that he had wasted his faithful in that which is another goods.
man's, who shall give you that 2 And he called him, and said which is your own? unto him, How is it that I hear 13 No servant can serve two this of thee? give an account of masters : for either he will hate thy stewardship; for thou mayest the one, and love the other; or be no longer steward.
else he will hold to the one, and 3 Then the steward said within despise the other. Ye cannot himself, What shall I do, for my serve God and mammon. lord taketh away from me the 14 1 And the Pharisecs also. stewardship? I cannot dig; to beg who were covetous, heard all I am ashamed.
these things : and they derided 4 Iam resolved what to do, that him. when I am put out of the stewardl- 15 And he said unto them, Ye ship, they may receive me into are they which justify yourselves their houses.
before men ; but God knoweth 5 So he called every one of his your hearts: for that which is lord's debtors unto him, and said highly esteemed among men is unto the first,"How much owest abomination in the sight of God. thou unto my lord
16 The law and the prophets 6 And he said, An hundred were until John: since that time measures of oil. And he said un-ithe kingdom of God is preached, to him, Take thy bill, and sit and every man presseth into it. clown quickly, and write fifty: 17 And it is easier for heaven
7 Then said he to another, and earth to pass, than one tittle Andhow muchowest thou ? And of the law to fail.
The rich glutton. Chap. xvii. To avoid giving offence. 18 Whosoever putteth away hisslest they also come into this place wife, and marrieth another, com- of torment. initteth adultery ; and whosoever 29 Abraham saith unto him, marrieth her that is put away They have Moses and the profrom ber husband, committeth phets; let them hear them. adultery.
30 And he said, Nay, father 19 1 There was a certain rich Abraham : but if one went unto mun, which was clothed in pur- them from the dead, they will ple and fine linen, and fared sump-repent. tuously every day :
31 And he said unto him, If 20 And there was a certain they hear not Moses and the probeggar named Lazarus, which phets, neither will they be perwas laid at his gate, full of sores, suaded though one rose from the
21 And desiring to be fed with dead. the crumbs which fell from the CHAP. XVII. rich man's table: moreover, the To avoid giving offence: dogs came and licked his sores. "HEN said he unto his disci.
the beggar died, and was carried that offences will come : but woe by the angels into Abraham's bo- unto him through whom they som : the rich man also died, and come! was buried;
2 It were better for him that a 23 And in hell he listed up his millstone were hanged about his eyes, being in torments, and seeth neck, and he cast into the sea, Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in than that he should offend one of his bosom.
these little ones. 24 And he cried, and said, Fa- 31 Take heed to yourselves : ther Abraham, have mercy on If thy brother, trespass against me; and send Lazarus, thathe may thee, rebuke him; and if he redip the tip of his finger in water, pent, forgive him. and cool my tongue; for I am 4 And if he trespass against tormented in this flame.
thee seven times in a day, and se25 But Abraham said, Son, re- ven times in a day turn again to inember, that thou in thy lifetime thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt receivecist thy good things, and forgive him. likewise Lazarus evil things: but 5 And the apostles said unto now he is comforted, and thou the Lord, Increase our faith. art tormented.
6 And the Lord said, If ye had 26 And, besides all this, between faith as a grain of mustard-seed, us and you there is a great gulf ye might say unto this sycaminefixed: so that they which would tree, Be thou plucked up by the pass from hence to you cannot; root, and be thou planted in the neither can they pass to us, that sea, and it should obey you. would come from thence.
But which of you having a 27 Then he said, I pray thee, servant plowing, or feeding cattle, therefore, father, that thou would will say unto him by andby, when estsend him to my father's house: he is come from the field, Go and
28 For I have five brethren ; sit down to meat? that he may testify unto them, 8 And will not rather say unto
lepers cleansed. him, Make ready wherewith I the kingdom of God should come, may sup, and gird thyself, and he answered them, and said, The serve me, till I have eaten and kingdom of God cometh not with drunken; and afterward thou observation. shalt eat and drink?
21 Neither shall they say, LO 9 Doth he thank that servant here; or, lo there! for, behold, because he did the things that the kingdom of God is within were commanded him? I trow you. not.
22 | And he said unto the dis10 So likewise ye, when ye ciples, The days will come, when shall have done all those things ye shall desire to see one of the which are commanded you, say, days of the Son of man, and ye We are unprofitable servants : shall not see it. we have done that which was our 23 And they shall say to you, cluty to do.
See here; or, see there: go not 11 1 And it came to pass, as after them, nor follow them. he went to Jerusalem, that he 24 For as the lightning, that passed through the midst of Sa-lighteneth out of the one part unmaria and Galilee.
der heaven, shineth unto the other 12 And, as he entered into a part under heaven; so shall also certain village, there met him the Soir of man be in his day. ten men that were lepers, which 25 But first must he suffer miastood afar off:
ny things, and be rejected of this 13 And they lifted up their generation. voices, and said, Jesus, Master, 26 And as it was in the days of have mercy on us.
Noe, so shall it be also in the 14 And, when he saw them, he days of the Son of man: said unto them, Go shew your-, 27 They did eat, they drank, selves unto the priests. And it they married wives, they were came to pass, that, as they went, given in marriage, until the day they were cleansed:
that Noe entered into the ark; 15 And one of them, when he and the flood came, and destroysaw that he was healed, turned ed them all. back, and with a loud voice glo- 28 Likewise also, as it was in rified God,
the days of Lot, they did eat, 16 And fell down on his face at they drank; they bought, they his feet, giving him thanks: and sold, they planted, they builded : he was a Samaritan.
29 But the same day that Lot 17 And Jesus answering; said, went out of Sodom, it rained fire Were there not ten cleansed ? but and brimstone from heaven, and where are the nine ?
destroyed them all. 18 There are not found that re- 30 Even thus shall it be in the turned to give glory to God, save day when the Son of man is rethis stranger.
vealed. 19 And he said unto him; A- 31 In that clay, he which shall rise, go thy way; thy faith hath be upon the house-top, and his inadece whole.
stufit in the house, let him 10$ 20 9 And when he was de- come down to take it away : manded of the Pharisees, when and he that is in the field,
The importunate widow. Chap. xviii. The Pharisee and publicart. let him likewise not return back. them speedily. Nevertheless,
32 Remember Lot's wile. when the Son of man cometh,
33 Whosoever shall seek tolshall he find faith on the earth? save his life shall lose it; and 91 And he spake this parable whosoever shall lose his life shall unto certain which trusted in preserve it.
themselves that they were rightc34 I tell you, In that night there ous, and despised others: shall be two men in one bed; the 10 Two men went up into the one shall be taken, and the other temple to pray; the one a Pharishall be left.
see, and the other a publican. 35 Two women shall be grind- 11 The Pharisce stood and ing together; the one shall be prayed thus with himself, God, I taken, and the other left. thank thee, that I am not as other
36 Two men shall be in the men are, extortioners, unjust, field; the one shall be taken, and adulterers, or even as this publis. the other left.
37 And they answered, and said 12 I fast twice in the week, I unto him, Where, Lord ? And give tithes of all that I possess. he said unto them, Wheresoever 13 And the publicair, standing the body is, thither will the ea-afar off
, would not lift up so much gles be gathered together. as his eyes unto heaven, but
CHAP. XVIII. smote upon his breast, saying, The importunate widow. God be merciful to me a sinner. ND he spake a
them, to this end, that men down to his house justified rather ought always to pray, and not to than the other : for every one that faint;
exalteth himself shall be abased; 2 Saying, There was in a city a and he that humbleth himself shall judge, which feared not God, nei-be exalted. ther regarded man:
15 | And they brought unto 3 And there was a widow in that him also infants, that he would city; and she came unto him, touch them: but when his discisaying, Avenge me of mine ad- ples saw it, they rebuked them. versary.
19 But Jesus called them unto 4 And he would not for a while: him, and said, Suffer little chilbut afterward he said within him-dren to come unto me, and forself, Though I fear not God, bid them not: for of such is the nor regard man ;
kingdom of God. 5 Yet, because this widow 17 Verily I say unto you, Whotroubleth me, I will avenge her, soever shall not receive the kinglest by her continual coming she dom of God as a little child, shall weary me.
in no wise enter therein. 6 And the Lord said, Hear 18 1 And a certain ruler asked what the unjust judge saith. him, saying, Good Master, what
7 And shall not God avenge his shall I do to inherit eternal life? own elect, which cry dayandnight 19 And Jesus said unto him, unto him, though he bear long Why callest thou me good ? noné with them?
is good, save one, that is, God. 8 I tell you, that he will avengel 20 Thouknowest the command