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And besides all this, between us and you a great 26 gulf is fixed; that they who would pass from hence to you may not be able, nor those from thence pass over to us. Then he said: I pray thee therefore, 27 father, that thou wouldst send him to my father's house. For I have five brothers; that he may tes- 28 tify to them, that they may not also come into this place of torment. Abraham says to him: They 29 have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said: Nay, father Abraham; but if one 30 should go to them from the dead, they will repent. And he said to him: If they hear not Moses and the 31 prophets, neither will they be persuaded, though one should rise from the dead.

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XVII. AND he said to his disciples: It is im- 1 possible that causes of offense should not come ; but woe to him through whom they come! It were 2 better for him that a millstone were placed about his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to offend.

Take heed to yourselves. If thy brother sin, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he sin against thee seven times in the day, and seven times turn to thee saying, I repent, thou shalt forgive him.



And the apostles said to the Lord, Increase our 5 faith. And the Lord said: If ye had faith as a grain of mustard, ye would say to this sycamine


tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and planted in the sea; and it would have obeyed you.

7 And who of you, having a servant ploughing or feeding cattle, will say to him immediately, when he has come in from the field, Come and recline at 8 table; and will not rather say to him, Make ready wherewith I may sup, and gird thyself and serve me, till I have eaten and drunken, and afterward thou 9 shalt eat and drink? Does he thank that servant, because he did the things that were commanded? 10 I think not. So also ye, when ye shall have done all the things that were commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which was our duty to do.


And it came to pass, as he was going to Jerusalem, that he went through the midst of Samaria and 12 Galilee. And as he was entering into a certain vil

lage, there met him ten leprous men, who stood afar 13 off. And they lifted up their voice, saying: Jesus, 14 Master, have mercy on us. And seeing, he said to them: Go, shew yourselves to the priests. And it came to pass that, as they went, they were cleansed. 15 And one of them, seeing that he was healed, turned 16 back, with a loud voice glorifying God, and fell

down on his face at his feet, giving thanks to him ; 17 and he was a Samaritan. And Jesus answering

said: Were not the ten cleansed? And where are 18 the nine? Were none found returning to give glory

to God, except this stranger? And he said to him: 19 Arise, and go; thy faith has made thee whole.

And being asked by the Pharisees, when the king- 20 dom of God should come, he answered them and said: The kingdom of God comes not with observation; nor shall they say, Lo here! or, Lo there! 21 for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

And he said to the disciples, Days will come, when 22 ye shall desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it. And they will say to 23 you, See here; or, See there; go not away, and follow not.. For as the lightning, that lightens out of 24 the one part under heaven, shines unto the other part under heaven, so shall the Son of man be in his day. But first he must suffer many things, and 25 be rejected on the part of this generation.

And as it was in the days of Noah, so shall it be 26 also in the days of the Son of man. They ate, they 27 drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark, and the flood came and destroyed all. In like manner 28 also as it was in the days of Lot; they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; but the same day that Lot went out from 29 Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed all. After the same manner shall it 30 be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

V. 21. or, is among you


In that day, he who shall be on the housetop, and his goods in the house, let him not come down to

take them away; and he that is in the field, let him 32 likewise not turn back. Remember Lot's wife. 33 Whoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whoever may lose his life, shall preserve it.

34 I say to you,

in that night there shall be two men

in one bed; one shall be taken, and the other shall 35 be left. Two women shall be grinding together; 37 one shall be taken, and the other left. And they answering say to him, Where, Lord? And he said to them, Where the body is, there also will the eagles be gathered together.


XVIII. AND he spake also a parable to them, to the end that they ought always to pray, and not to 2 faint; saying: There was in a certain city a certain judge, who feared not God, nor regarded man. 3 And there was a widow in that city; and she came 4 to him, saying, Avengė me of mine adversary. And

he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself: Though I fear not God, nor regard 5 man, yet because this widow troubles me, I will avenge her, lest continually coming she weary me. And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge 7 says. And shall not God avenge his chosen, who cry to him day and night, though he is long suffer


V. 36 belongs in Matt. 24: 40; it is omitted here in the oldest copies.

ing in respect to them? I say to you, that he will 8 avenge them speedily. But yet, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on the earth?

And he spake this parable to some who trusted 9 in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others. Two men went up into the temple to pray; 10 one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The 11 Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself: God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I 12 fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess. And the publican, standing afar off, would 13 not even lift up his eyes to heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying: God be merciful to me, the sinner. I say to you, this man went down to his house 14 justified rather than the other. For every one that exalts himself shall be humbled; and he that humbles himself shall be exalted.

And they brought to him also infants, that he might 15 touch them; and the disciples seeing it rebuked them. But Jesus calling them to him, said: Suffer the 16 little children to come to me, and forbid them not; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Verily I 17 say to you, whoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall not enter therein.

And a certain ruler asked him, saying: Good 18 Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

V. 12. or, of all that I gain

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