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Jesus said to him: Go thy way; thy faith has made thee whole. And immediately he received sight, and followed him in the way.

XI. AND when they come near to Jerusalem, to 1 Bethphage and Bethany at the mount of the Olives, he sends forth two of his disciples, and says to them: 2 Go into the village over against you; and immediately, on entering into it, ye shall find a colt tied, whereon no man has sat; loose, and bring him. And if any one say to you, Why do ye this? say, 3 The Lord hath need of him; and straightway he will send him hither. And they departed, and found 4 a colt tied by the door without, on the street; and they loose him. And some of those standing there, 5 said to them, What do ye, loosing the colt? And 6 they said to them as Jesus commanded; and they let them go. And they bring the colt to 7 Jesus, and cast their garments on him; and he sat upon him. And many spread their garments in the 8 way, and others cut down branches off the trees, and strewed them in the way. And they that went 9 before, and they that followed, cried: Hosanna! blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord; blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David; 10 Hosanna in the highest! And he entered into Jeru- 11 salem, and into the temple; and having looked

V. 8. In the oldest copies and others branches, cutting them from the fields.


around on all things, the evening being now come, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.

And on the morrow, when they had come out from 13 Bethany, he was hungry. And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon. And when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season 14 of figs. And he answered and said to it, Let no one eat fruit of thee, henceforth forever. And his disciples heard it.


And they come to Jerusalem. And entering into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers, and the seats of them 16 that sold doves; and suffered not that any one 17 should carry a vessel through the temple. And he

taught, saying to them: Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? 18 But ye have made it a den of robbers. And the chief priests and the scribes heard it. And they sought how they might destroy him; for they feared him, for all the multitude was astonished at his teaching. 19 And when it became late, he went forth out of the city.

20 And passing by in the morning, they saw the fig 21 tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to

remembrance says to him: Master, behold, the fig 22 tree which thou didst curse is withered away. And Jesus answering says to them, Have faith in God.

Verily I say to you, that whoever shall say to this 23 mountain: Be thou taken up and cast into the sea ; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he says comes to pass, he shall have it. Therefore I say to you: All things whatever ye 24 ask, when ye pray, believe that ye received, and ye shall have them.

And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have 25 aught against any one; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But 26 if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is is in heaven forgive your trespasses.

And they come again into Jerusalem. And as he 27 was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders. And they said 28 to him: By what authority doest thou these things ?* And who gave thee this authority, to do these things? And Jesus answering said to them: I also will ask 29 you one thing; and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. John's im- 30 mersion, was it from heaven, or from men? Answer me. And they reasoned among themselves, saying: 31 If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did ye not believe him? But shall we say from men? 32 They feared the people; for all held that John was verily a prophet. And answering they say to 33

V. 26 is omitted in some ancient copies.

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Jesus, We do not know. And Jesus says to them, Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.

XII. AND he began to speak to them in parables. A man planted a vineyard, and set a hedge about it, and dug a wine vat, and built a tower, and 2 let it out to husbandmen, and went abroad. And at the season he sent to the husbandmen a servant, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the 3 fruits of the vineyard. And they took him and 4 beat him, and sent him away empty. And again he

sent to them another servant; and at him they cast stones, and wounded him in the head, and sent him 5 away shamefully treated. And he sent another; and him they killed, and many others; beating 6 ́some, and killing some. Having yet therefore one beloved son, he sent him also to them last, saying: They 7 will reverence my son. But those husbandmen said among themselves: This is the heir; come, let us 8 kill him, and the inheritance will be ours. And they took, and killed him, and cast him out of the 9 vineyard. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do? He will come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. 10 And have ye not read this scripture: The stone which the builders disallowed, the same is become 11 the head of the corner; this is from the Lord, and 12 is wonderful in our eyes? And they sought to lay

hold of him, but feared the people; for they knew that he spake the parable against them; and they left him, and went away.

And they send to him some of the Pharisees and 13 of the Herodians, to entrap him with a word. And 14 they come and say to him: Teacher, we know that thou art true, and carest for no one; for thou regardest not the person of men, but teachest the way of God in truth. Is it lawful to give tribute to Cæsar, or not? Shall we give, or shall we not 15 give? But he, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them: Why tempt ye me? Bring me a denáry, that


may see it. And they brought it. And he says 16 to them, Whose is this image, and the inscription? And they said to him, Cæsar's. And Jesus answer- 17 ing said to them: Render to Cæsar the things that are Cæsar's, and to God the things that are God's. And they marvelled at him.

And there come to him Sadducees, who say there 18 is no resurrection. And they asked him, saying: Teacher, Moses wrote to us, that if one's brother 19 die, and leave a wife behind, and leave no children, that his brother should take the wife, and raise up seed to his brother. There were seven brothers; 20 and the first took a wife, and dying left no seed. And the second took her, and died, and he also left 21 no seed; and the third likewise. And the seven 22 took her, and left no seed. Last of all the woman died also. In the resurrection therefore, when they 23

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