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LUKE VII. she loved much ; but to whom little is forgiven, the same 48 loveth little. And he said unto her ; Thy sins are forgiven.

: 49 And they that sat at meat with him, began to say within 50 themselves; Who is this that forgiveth sins also ? And he

said to the woman ; Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.



And it came to pass, that as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him ; Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. 2 And he said unto them; When ye pray, say ; Father, hal-. 3 lowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; give us day by 4 day our daily bread; and forgive us our sins, for we also

forgive every one that is indebted to us; and lead us not in5 to temptation. And he said unto them; Which of

you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, 6 and say unto him ; Friend, lend me three loaves ; for a

friend of mine in his journey has come to me, and I have 7 nothing to set before him ? And he from within shall answer

and say ; Trouble me not; the door is now shut, and my 8 children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee. I

say unto you, though he will not rise and give him, be

cause he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will 9 rise and give him as many as he needeth. And I

say unto you ; Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall 10 find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.

one that asketh, receiveth ; and he that seeketh, findeth; 11 and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. If a son shall

ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone ?

or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a 12 serpent? or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scor13 pion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts

unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him ?

And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him. And he went in and sat down to meat. 38 And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not 39 first washed before dinner. And the Lord said unto him

; Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and

the platter ; but your inward part is full of ravening and 40 wickedness. Ye fools, did not he that made that which is 41 without, make that which is within also ? But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and behold, all things are clean


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tithe mint, and rue, and all manner of herbs; and pass over judgment

and the love of God. These ought ye to have done, and 43 not to leave the other undone. Woe unto you Pharisees,

for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greet44 ings in the markets. Woe unto you,


ус are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not 45 aware of them. Then answered one of the law

yers, and said unto him; Master, thus saying, thou re46 proachest us also. And he said ; Woe unto you also, ye

lawyers ! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne;

and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your 47 fingers. Woe unto you, for ye build the sepulchres of the 48 prophets, and your fathers killed them. Truly ye bear wit

ness, that ye allow the deeds of your fathers; for they in49 deed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. Therefore

also said the wisdom of God; I will send them prophets

and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and perse50 cute ; that the blood of all the prophets, which was shed

from the foundation of the world, may be required of this 51 generation; from the blood of Abel unto the blood of

Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the tem

ple. Verily I say unto you, it shall be required of this gen52 eration. Woe unto you lawyers, for ye have taken away

the key of knowledge; ye entered not in yourselves, and 53 them

that were entering in ye hindered. he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees

began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak 54 of many things; laying wait for him, and seeking to catch

something out of his mouth that they might accuse him. 12 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an

innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples; First

of all, beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is 2 hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered, that shall not be 3 revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known. Therefore,

whatsoever ye have spoken in darkness, shall be heard in the

light; and that which ye have spoken in the ear in closets, 4 A shall be proclaimed upon the house-tops. And I say unto

you, my friends; Be not afraid of them that kill the body, 5 and after that, have no more that they can do. But I will

forewarn you whom ye shall fear; fear him, which after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell ; yea, I say unto

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LUKE XII. 6 you, fear him.

Are not five sparrows sold for two faro things ? and not one of them is forgotten before God. But even the

hairs of

your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore ; ye are of more value than many spar

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say unto you ;

Whosoever shall confess me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess be9 fore the angels of God. But he that denieth me before 10 men, shall be denied before the angels of God. And who

soever shall speak a word against the Son of man, it shall

be forgiven him; but unto him that blasphemeth against the 11 Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven. And when they bring

you unto the syuagogues, and unto magistrates, and powers,

take ye no thought, how or what thing ye shall answer, or 12 what ye shall say ; for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

And one of the company said unto him; Master, speak 14 to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. And

he said unto him ; Man, who made me a judge, or a divider 15 over you? And he said unto them ; Take heed, and

beware of covetousness; for a man's life consisteth not in 16 the abundance of the things which he possesseth. — And

he spake a parable unto them, saying ; The ground of a 17 certain rich man brought forth plentifully. And he thought

within bimself, saying; What shall I do? because I have no 18 room where to bestow my fruits. And he said ; This will

I do; I will pull down my barns, and build greater; and 19 there will 1 bestow all my fruits and my goods; and I will

say to my soul ; Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for 20 many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be


But God said unto him ; Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be

required of thee; then whose shall those things be which 21 thou hast provided ? So is he that layeth up treasure for 22 himself, and is not rich towards God. And he said unto his disciples; Therefore I say unto you, take no

, thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, 23 what ye shall put on. The life is more than meat ; and 24 the body is more than raiment. Consider the ravens, for

they neither sow nor reap; which neither have store-house, nor barn ; and God feedeth them.

How much more are 25 ye better than the fowls? And which of you with taking 26 thought can add to his stature one cubit? If ye then be not

able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for 97 the rest ? Consider the lilies how they grow; they toil not,

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LUKE XII. they spin not. And yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all 28 his glory was not arrayed like one of these. If then God

so clothe the grass in the field, which to-day is, and to-
morrow is cast into the oven, how much more will he clothe

of little faith? And seek not ye

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after ; and

your Father knoweth that ye have need of these 31 things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God, and all 32 these things shall be added unto you. Fear not, little flock;

for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the king33 dom. Sell that ye have, and give alms. Provide your

selves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens

that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth 34 corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your 35 heart be also.

Let your loins be girded about, 36 and your lights burning ; and ye yourselves like unto men

that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wed

ding; that when he cometh and knocketh, they may open 37 unto him immediately. Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching ; verily I say

I unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit 38 down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And

if he shall come in the second watch, or come in the third 39 watch, and find them so; blessed are those servants. And

this know, that if the good man of the house had known what

hour the thief would come, he would have watched, and 40 not have suffered his house to be broken through. Be ye

therefore ready also; for the Son of man cometh at an 41 hour when ye think not. Then Peter said unto

him; Lord, speakest thou this parable unto us, or even to all ? 42 And the Lord said; Who then is that faithful and wise stew

ard, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to 43 give them their portion of meat in due season? Blessed is

that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so 44 doing. Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler 45 over all that he hath.

But and if that servant say in his heart ; My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat

the men-servants, and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to 46 be drunken ; the lord of that servant will come in a day

when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not

aware ; and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his 47 portion with the unbelievers. And that servant which knew

LUKE XII. his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did accord48 ing to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes; but he

that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is

given, of him shall be much required; and to whom men have 49 committed much, of him they will ask the more. I

am come to send fire on the earth ; and how I wish that it were 50 already kindled! But I have a baptism to be baptized with; 51 and how am I straitened till it be accomplished ! Sup

pose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, 52 nay, but rather division. For from henceforth there shall

be five in one house divided, three against two, and two 53 against three. The father shall be divided against the son,

and the son against the father ; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother-in-law

against her daughter-in-law, and the daughter-in-law against 54 her mother-in-law. And he said also to the people;

When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye 55 say; There cometh a shower; and so it is. And when ye

see the south wind blow, ye say; There will be heat; and it 56 cometh to pass. Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of

the sky, and of the earth ; but how is it, that ye do not dis57 cern this time?

Yea, and why even of yourselves 58 judge ye not what is right? When thou goest with thine

adversary to the magistrate, as thou art in the way, give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him ; lest he bale

thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, 59 and the officer cast thee into prison. I tell thee, thou shalt

not depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite. 13 There were present at that season some that told him of

the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their 2 sacrifices. And Jesus answering said unto them ; Suppose

ye that these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, 3 because they suffered such things? I tell you, nay ; but 4 except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish. Or those

eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them, think

ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in 5 Jerusalem? I tell you, nay ; but except ye repent, ye shall 6 all likewise perish. He spake also this parable ;

A certain man had a fig-tree planted in his vineyard ; and 7 he came and sought fruit thereon, and found none.

Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard; Behold, these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig-tree, and find

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