Images de page
PDF
ePub

45

But if that servant say in his heart, My lord delays his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maid-servants, and to eat and drink, 46 and to be drunken; the lord of that servant will

47

come in a day when he looks not for it, and in an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him asunder, and appoint his portion with the faithless.

And that servant, who knew his lord's will, and prepared not, nor did according to his will, shall be 48 beaten with many stripes. But he that knew not, and did things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For to whomsoever much is given, of him much will be required; and to whom they have committed much, of him they will require the

more.

49 I came to send fire upon the earth; and what will 50 I, if it is already kindled? But I have an immer

sion to undergo; and how am I straitened till it be 51 accomplished! Suppose ye that I came to give

peace in the earth? I tell you, nay; but only di52 vision. For from this time forth, five in one house

shall be divided, three against two, and two against 53 three. They shall be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against the daughter, and daughter against the mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against the mother-in-law.

V. 49. or, and how I would it were already kindled!

And he said also to the multitudes: When ye see 54 the cloud rising from the west, straightway ye say, A shower is coming; and so it comes to pass. And 55 when ye see a south wind blowing, ye say, There will be heat; and it comes to pass. Hypocrites! 56 Ye know how to judge of the face of the earth and the sky; but how is it that ye know not how to judge of this time? And why even of yourselves do 57 ye not judge what is right? For when thou art 58 going with thine adversary to the magistrate, on the way give diligence that thou mayest be delivered from him; lest he drag thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the exactor, and the exactor cast thee into prison. I say to thee, thou shalt not 59 depart thence, till thou hast paid the very last mite.

XIII. THERE were present at that season some 1 that brought him word concerning the Galileans, whose blood Pilate had mingled with their sacrifices. And answering he said to them: Suppose ye that 2 these Galileans were sinners above all the Galileans, because they have suffered such things? I tell you, 3 nay; but, except ye repent, ye shall all in like manner perish. Or those eighteen, on whom the tower 4 in Siloam fell, and slew them, suppose ye that they were sinners above all the men that dwell in Jerusalem? I tell you, nay; but, except ye repent, ye 5 shall all in like manner perish.

He spake also this parable: A certain man had 6

a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came seek7 ing fruit thereon, and found none. And he said to the vine-dresser: Behold, three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and find none. Cut it down; 8 why does it also encumber the ground? And he answering says to him: Lord, let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and cast, in manure. 9 And if it bear fruit, [well]; and if not, hereafter thou shalt cut it down.

10 And he was teaching in one of the synagogues on 11 the sabbath. And, behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteeen years, and was bowed together, and wholly unable to raise herself 12 up. And Jesus seeing her, called her to him, and said to her Woman, thou art loosed from thine in13 firmity. And he laid his hands on her; and imme

diately she was made straight, and glorified God. 14 And the ruler of the synagogue answering (being indignant because Jesus healed on the sabbath,) said to the multitude: There are six days in which it is proper to work; in them therefore come and be 15 healed, and not on the sabbath. And the Lord answered him, and said: Hypocrites! does not each of you on the sabbath loose his ox or ass from the 16 manger, and lead him away to water him? And

ought not this woman, being a daughter of Abraham, whom Satan has bound, lo, eighteen years, to

V. 7. or, impoverish the ground

be loosed from this bond on the sabbath? And as 17 he said these things, all his adversaries were ashamed; and all the multitude rejoiced for all the glorious things that were done by him.

He said therefore: To what is the kingdom of 18 God like? And to what shall I liken it? It is 19 like a grain of mustard, which a man took, and cast into his garden; and it grew, and became a great tree, and the fowls of the air lodged in its branches.

And again he said: To what shall I liken 20 the kingdom of God? It is like leaven, which a 21 woman took and hid in three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened.

And he went through cities and villages, teach- 22 ing, and journeying toward Jerusalem.

And a certain one said to him: Lord, are there 23 few that are saved? And he said to them: Strive 24 to enter in through the strait gate; for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. When once the master of the house has risen and 25 shut the door, and ye begin to stand without, and to knock at the door, saying, Lord, open to us, and he answering shall say to you, I know you not whence ye are; then shall ye begin to say, We have eaten 26 and drunk in thy presence, and thou hast taught in our streets. And he shall say, I tell you, I know 27 not whence ye are; depart from me, all workers of unrighteousness. There shall be weeping and gnash- 28 ing of teeth, when ye shall see Abraham, and Isaac,

and Jacob, and all the prophets, in the kingdom of 29 God, and yourselves thrust out. And they shall come from east and west, and from north and south, and shall recline at table in the kingdom of God. 30 And, behold, there are last who shall be first, and there are first who shall be last.

31 On that day there came certain Pharisees, saying

to him: Depart, and go hence; for Herod intends to 32 kill thee. And, he said to them: Go, tell that fox,

Behold, I cast out devils and perform cures, to-day and to-morrow, and the third day I am perfected. 33 But yet, I must go to-day, and to-morrow, and the day following; because it may not be that a prophet perish out of Jerusalem.

34

Jerusalem! Jerusalem! that killeth the prophets, and stoneth those sent to her; how often would I have gathered thy children together, as a hen her 35 brood under her wings, and ye would not! Behold, your house is left to you desolate. And I say to you: Ye shall not see me, until the time come when ye shall say, Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.

1

XIV. AND it came to pass, as he went into the house of one of the chief of the Pharisees to eat 2 bread on the sabbath, that they watched him. And, behold, there was a certain man before him who had 3 the dropsy. And Jesus answering spake to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying: Is it lawful to heal on

« PrécédentContinuer »