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the inheritance may become ours. So they cast him 15 out of the vineyard, and killed him. What therefore will the lord of the vineyard do to them? He 16 will come and destroy these husbandmen, and will give the vineyard to others. And when they heard it, they said, God forbid! And he, looking on them, 17 said: What then is this that is written, The stone which the builders disallowed, the same is become the head of the corner? Every one that falls upon 18 that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

And the scribes and the chief priests sought to 19 lay lands on him in that hour; and they feared the people; for they knew that he spake this parable against them.

And watching him, they sent forth spies, feigning 20 themselves to be just men, that they might take hold of his words, in order to deliver him up to the power, and to the authority of the governor. And they 21 asked him, saying: Teacher, we know that thou sayest and teachest rightly, and regardest not the person of any, but teachest the way of God truly. Is it lawful that we should give tribute to Cæsar, 22 or not? And perceiving their craftiness, he said to 23 them, Shew me a denáry. Whose image and in- 24 scription has it? They answered and said, Cæsar's.

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25 And he said to them: Render therefore to Cæsar

the things that are Cæsar's, and to God the things 26 that are God's. And they could not take hold of his words before the people; and they marvelled at his answer, and held their peace.


Then came to him some of the Sadducees, who deny that there is a resurrection; and they asked 28 him, saying: Teacher, Moses wrote to us, If a man's brother die, having a wife, and he die without children, that his brother should take his wife, and raise up seed to his brother.

29 There were therefore seven brothers; and the first 30 took a wife, and died without children; and the 31 second and the third took her; and in like manner 32 also the seven left no children, and died. At last 33 the woman also died. In the resurrection, therefore, of which of them is she wife? For the seven had her for a wife.

34 And Jesus answering said to them: The sons of 35 this world marry, and are given in marriage. But they who are accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, 36 nor are given in marriage; for neither can they die any more; for they are equal to the angels, and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.


Now that the dead are raised, even Moses shewed, at The Bush, when he calls the Lord the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Ja

cob. For he is not a God of the dead, but of the 38 living; for all live to him.

And some of the scribes answering said: Teacher, 39 thou saidst well; for they no longer dared to ask 40 him any question.

And he said to them: How say they that the 41 Christ is son of David? And David himself says 42 in the book of Psalms: The LORD said to my Lord,

sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies 43 thy footstool. David therefore calls him Lord, and 44 how is he his son ?

And in the hearing of all the multitude, he said 45 to his disciples: Beware of the scribes, who desire 46 to go about in long robes, and love greetings in the markets, and the first seats in the synagogues, and the first places at feasts; who devour widows' houses, 47 and for a pretence make long prayers. These shall receive greater condemnation.

XXI. AND looking up, he saw the rich men cast- 1 ing their gifts into the treasury. And he saw also 2 a certain poor widow casting in thither two mites. And he said: Of a truth I say to you, that this poor 3 widow cast in more than all. For all these, out of 4 their abundance, cast into the offerings; but she, out of her want, cast in all the living that she had.

And as some were saying of the temple, that it 5 has been adorned with beautiful stones and offerings,

6 he said: As for these things which ye behold, days will come in which there shall not be left one stone 7 upon another, that shall not be thrown down. And they asked him, saying: Teacher, when therefore will these things be, and what will be the sign when these things are about to come to pass?


And he said: Take heed that ye be not led astray. For many shall come in my name, saying: I am he, 9 and the time is at hand. Go not after them. And


when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified; for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not immediately.

Then said he to them: Nation shall rise against 11 nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be great earthquakes, and in divers places famines and pestilences; and there shall be great por12 tents and signs from heaven. And before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up into synagogues and prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's 13 sake. And it shall turn out to you for a testimony. 14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate 15 before what ye shall answer. For I will give you a

mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall 16 not be able to gainsay or withstand. And ye shall

be delivered up both by parents, and brothers, and kindred, and friends; and some of you shall they 17 cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated by 18 all for my name's sake. And there shall not a hair

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of your head perish. In your patience possess your 19 souls.

And when ye shall see Jerusalem encompassed 20 by armies, then know that its desolation is at hand. Then let those in Judea flee into the mountains; and 21 let those in the midst of it depart out; and let those in the fields not enter into it. Because these are 22 the days of vengeance, that all the things which are written may be fulfilled.

Woe to them that are with

that give suck, in those days!

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For there shall be

great distress upon the land, and wrath to this people. And they shall fall by the edge of the 24 sword, and shall be led away captive into all the na

and Jerusalem shall be trodden down by the
Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles shall be

And there shall be signs in the sun, and moon, and 25 stars; and on the earth distress of nations, in perplexity for the roaring of the sea and waves; men's hearts 26 failing them for fear, and for looking for those things that are coming on the world; for the powers of heaven shall be shaken. And then shall they see 27 the Son of man coming in a cloud, with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come 28 to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption is drawing nigh.

V. 19. or, by your patience preserve

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