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when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh.


And he spake to them a parable; Behold the figtree and all the trees; 30 when they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is 31 now nigh at hand. So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the kingdom of God 32 is nigh at hand. Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass away, till all 33 be fulfilled. Heaven and earth shall pass away; but my words shall not pass


man, no, not the angels of heaven, but the Father only. 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of 33 38 the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into 39 the ark, and knew not, until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of 40 man be. Then shall two be




man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father. Take ye heed, watch and for ye pray; know not when the time is. For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch. Watch ye therefore; for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cock-crowing, or in the morning; lest coming suddenly, he find you sleeping. 37 And what I say unto you, 1 say unto all; Watch.

in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left. 41 Two women shall be grind-36 ing at the mill; the one shall be taken and the other left. 42 Watch, therefore, for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.



But know this, that if the good man of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have

watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken 44 up. Therefore be ye also ready; for in such an hour as ye 45 think not, the Son of man cometh. Who then is a faithful

and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his 46 household, to give them meat in due season? Blessed is that

servant whom his lord, when he cometh, shall find so doing. 47 Verily I say unto you, that he shall make him ruler over 48 all his goods. But and if that evil servant shall say in his 49 heart; My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to

smite his fellow-servants, and shall eat and drink with the 50 drunken; the lord of that servant shall come in a day when

he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not ware of; 51 and shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the


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And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time. your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life; and so that day come upon 35 you unawares. For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face 36 of the whole earth. Watch ye therefore always, and pray that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.


2 bridegroom. And five of them were wise, and five were 3 foolish. They that were foolish took their lamps, and took 4 no oil with them. But the wise took oil in their vessels with 5 their lamps. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered, and slept. And at midnight there was a cry made; Be7 hold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him. Then 8 all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps. And the foolish said unto the wise; Give us of your oil, for our lamps 9 are gone out. But the wise answered, saying; Not so; lest


there be not enough for us and you; go ye rather to them 10 that sell, and buy for youselves. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went 11 in with him to the marriage; and the door was shut. After

wards came also the other virgins, saying; Lord, Lord, open 12 to us. But he answered and said; Verily I say unto you, I 13 know you not. Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the 14 day nor the hour. For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants,

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15 and delivered unto them his goods; and unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one; to every man according to his several ability; and straightway took his 16 journey. Then he that had received the five talents went and 17 traded with the same, and made them other five talents. And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two. 18 But he that had received one, went and digged in the earth 19 and hid his lord's money. After a long time the lord of 20 those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. And so he that had received five talents, came and brought other five talents, saying; Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents; behold, I have gained besides them five talents more. 21 His Lord said unto him; Well done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy 22 of thy lord. He also that had received two talents came

and said; Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents; be23 hold, I have gained two other talents besides them. His lord said unto him; Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things; enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said; Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast 25 not strawed; and I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent as in the earth; lo, there thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and said unto him; Thou wicked and slothful servant, didst thou know that I reap where I sowed not, 27 and gather where I have not strawed? Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers; and then at my coming I should have received mine own with 28 usury. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it 29 unto him which hath ten talents. For unto every one that

hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance; but from him that hath not shall be taken away even that which 30 he hath. And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the




And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his dis



After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread; and the|



angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory, 32 and before him shall be gathered all nations; and he shall

separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his 33 sheep from the goats; and he shall set the sheep on his right 34 hand, but the goats on the left. Then shall the King say

unto them on his right hand; Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foun35 dation of the world. For I was a hungered, and ye

gave me meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink ; 36 I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye

clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, 37 and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer

him, saying; Lord, when saw we thee a hungered, and fed 38 thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? 39 or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto 40 thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them; Ver

ily I say unto you, in as much as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. 41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand; Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the 42 devil and his angels. For I was a hungered, and ye gave me


43 no meat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me 44 not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.


shall they also answer, saying; Lord, when saw we thee a hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in 45 prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying; Verily I say unto you, in as much as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment; but the righteous into life eternal.)



And in the day-time he was teaching in the temple; and at night he went out, and abode in the mount that is called the 38 mount of Olives. And all the people came early in the morning to him in the temple, for to hear him.


Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which 2 is called the passover; and



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