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but they to whom it is given. For there are eunuchs, 12 who were so born from the mother's womb; and there are eunuchs, who were made eunuchs by men ; and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of the kingdom of heaven. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

Then were brought to him little children, that he 13 might put his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them. But Jesus said: Suffer the 14 little children, and forbid them not to come to me; for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven. And 15 he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

And, behold, one came to him and said: Teacher, 16 what good shall I do, that I may have eternal life? And he said to him: Why dost thou ask me con- 17 cerning good? One is the Good. But if thou desirest to enter into life, keep the commandments. He says to him, Which? Jesus said: Thou shalt 18 not kill; Thou shalt not commit adultery; Thou shalt not steal; Thou shalt not bear false witness; Honor thy father and thy mother; and, Thou shalt 19 love thy neighbor as thyself. The young man says 20 to him: All these have I kept; what do I yet lack? Jesus said to him: If thou desirest to be perfect, go 21 sell what thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me. But when the young man heard that say- 22 ing, he went away sorrowful; for he had great possessions.


Then said Jesus to his disciples: Verily I say to you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the king24 dom of heaven. And again I say to you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of 25 God. And the disciples, hearing it, were exceedingly


amazed, saying: Who then can be saved? But 26 Jesus, looking on them, said to them: With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible. Then answered Peter and said to him: Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what then 28 shall we have? And Jesus said to them: Verily I say to you, that ye who have followed me, in the renovation when the Son of man shall sit on his throne of glory, ye also shall sit on twelve thrones, 29 judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive manifold more, and 30 shall inherit everlasting life. But many first shall be last, and last first.

1 XX. FOR the kingdom of heaven is like to a householder, who went out early in the morning to hire 2 laborers into his vineyard. And having agreed with the laborers for a denáry a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

V. 2. Denáry, (18: 28), about one third more than the daily pay of a Roman soldier.

And he went out about the third hour, and saw 3 others standing idle in the market place. And to 4 them he said: Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatever is right I will give you. And they went their way.

Again he went out about the sixth and ninth 5 hour, and did likewise.

And about the eleventh he went out, and found 6 others standing, and says to them: Why stand ye bere all the day idle? They say to him: Because 7 no one has hired us. He says to them: Go ye also into the vineyard.

So when evening was come, the lord of the vine- 8 yard says to his steward: Call the laborers, and pay them the hire, beginning from the last unto the first. And they of the eleventh hour came, and re- 9 ceived every man a denáry. But when the first 10 came, they supposed that they should receive more; and they also received every man a denúry. And 11 when they had received it, they murmured against the householder, saying: These last have wrought 12 one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, who have borne the burden of the day, and the burning heat.

But he answered and said to one of them: Friend, 13 I do thee no wrong. Didst thou not agree with me for a denáry? Take what is thine, and go thy way. 14 But I will give to this last, even as to thee. Is it 15



not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

So the last shall be first, and the first last; for many are called, but few are chosen.

And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve 18 disciples apart; and in the way he said to them: Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son


of man will be delivered to the chief priests and 19 scribes, and they will condemn him to death, and will deliver him to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify; and on the third day he will rise again. Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, bowing down and asking a cer21 tain thing of him. And he said to her: What wilt thou? She says to him: Command that these my two sons shall sit, one on thy right hand, and one 22 on thy left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus answered and said: Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of? They 23 say to him: We are able. And he says to them: Ye shall drink indeed of my cup; but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but is for them for whom it has been prepared by 24 my Father. And the ten, hearing it, were much 25 displeased with the two brothers. But Jesus called

them to him, and said: Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and they 26 that are great exercise authority over them. Not so shall it be among you; but whoever would become

great among you, let him be your minister; and 27 whoever would be first among you, let him be your

servant. Even as the Son of man came not to be 28 ministered to, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

And as they were going forth from Jericho, a 29 great multitude followed him. And behold, two 30 blind men sitting by the way-side, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried, saying: Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David. And the mul- 31titude rebuked them, that they should hold their peace. But they cried the more, saying: Have mercy on us, O Lord, Son of David. And Jesus 32 stood still, and called them, and said: What will ye that I shall do to you? They say to him: Lord, 33 that our eyes may be opened. And Jesus, moved 34 with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received sight; and they followed him.

XXI. AND when they drew near to Jerusalem, 1 and came to Bethphage, at the mount of the Olives, Jesus sent forth two disciples, saying to them: Go 2 into the village over against you, and straightway ye will find an ass tied, and a colt with her; loose and bring them to me. And if any one say aught 3 to you, ye shall say: The Lord has need of them; and straightway he will send them.

Now all this has been done, that it might be fulfilled 4

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