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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.

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

1 XII. AND he began to speak to them in para

bles. 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 I 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

shall rise again, of which of them shall she be wife? 24 For the seven had her for a wife. Jesus answering said to them: Do ye not therefore err, because ye know not the Scriptures, nor the power of God? 25 For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as an26 gels who are in heaven. And concerning the dead, that they rise, have ye not read in the book of Moses, at The Bush, how God spake to him, saying: I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, 27 and the God of Jacob? He is not God of the dead, but of the living. Ye greatly err.


And one of the scribes came to him, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he answered them well, asked him : Which com29 mandment is first of all? And Jesus answered

him, First is: Hear, O Israel; the Lord is our God, 30 the Lord is one; and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength. This 31 is the first commandment. Second is this: Thou

shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is no 32 other commandment greater than these. And the scribe said to him: Well, Teacher; thou saidest truly that he is one, and there is no other beside 33 him; and to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbor as himself, is more than all the whole-burnt-offerings

and sacrifices. And Jesus seeing that he answered 34 discreetly, said to him: Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no one dared any longer to question him.

And Jesus answering said, while teaching in the 35 temple: How say the scribes that the Christ is son of David? For David himself said in the Holy 36 Spirit: The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I put thine enemies under thy feet. David himself calls him Lord; and whence is he his 37 son? And the great multitude heard him gladly.

And he said to them in his teaching: Beware of 38 the scribes, who love to go about in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the first seats in 39 the synagogues, and the first places at the feasts; who devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make 40 long prayers; these shall receive greater condemnation.

And sitting over against the treasury, he beheld 41 how the people cast money into the treasury; and many that were rich cast in much. And one poor 42 widow came, and cast in two mites, which are a farthing. And calling to him his disciples, he said 43 to them: Verily I say to you, that this poor widow has cast in more than all who are casting into the treasury. For all have cast in out of their abund- 44 ance; but she, out of her want, has cast in all that she had, her whole living.

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