1 The parable of the sower
The same day went Jesus out of the house, Mark 4:1and sat by the sea side.
2 Luke 8:4And great multitudes were gathered together unto him, so that Luke 5:3he went into a ship, and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.
3 And he spake many things unto them in parables, saying, Luke 8:5Behold, a sower went forth to sow;'
4 And when he sowed, some seeds fell by the way side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:'
5 Some fell upon stony places, where they had not much earth: and forthwith they sprung up, because they had no deepness of earth:'
6 And when the sun was up, they were scorched; and because they had not root, they withered away.'
7 And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprung up, and choked them:'
8 But other fell into good ground, and brought forth fruit, some Gen. 26:12an hundredfold, some sixtyfold, some thirtyfold.'
9 ch. 11:15;Mark 4:9Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.'
10 And the disciples came, and said unto him, Why speakest thou unto them in parables?
11 He answered and said unto them, Because ch. 11:25;& 16:17;Mark 4:11;1 Cor. 2:10;1 John 2:27it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.'
12 ch. 25:29;Mark 4:25;Luke 8:18;& 19:26For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath.'
13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.'
14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, Is. 6:9;Ezek. 12:2;Mark 4:12;Luke 8:10;John 12:40;Acts 28:26,27;Rom. 11:8;2 Cor. 3:14,15By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:'
15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears Heb. 5:11are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.'
16 But ch. 16:17;Luke 10:23,24;John 20:29blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.'
17 For verily I say unto you, Heb. 11:13;1 Pet. 1:10,11That many prophets and righteous men have desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.'
18 Mark 4:14;Luke 8:11Hear ye therefore the parable of the sower.'
19 When any one heareth the word ch. 4:23of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side.'
20 But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon Is. 58:2;Ezek. 33:31,32;John 5:35with joy receiveth it;'
21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by ch. 11:6;2 Tim. 1:15he is offended.'
22 ch. 19:23;Mark 10:23;Luke 18:24;1 Tim. 6:9;2 Tim. 4:10He also that received seed Jer. 4:3among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.'
23 But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.'
24 Parables about the kingdom
Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man which sowed good seed in his field:'
25 But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way.'
26 But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth fruit, then appeared the tares also.'
27 So the servants of the householder came and said unto him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field? from whence then hath it tares?'
28 He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and gather them up?'
29 But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye root up also the wheat with them.'
30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but ch. 3:12gather the wheat into my barn.'
31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, Is. 2:2,3;Mic. 4:1;Mark 4:30;Luke 13:18The kingdom of heaven is like unto a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:'
32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof.'
34 Mark 4:33All these things spake Jesus unto the multitude in parables; and without a parable spake he not unto them:
35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Ps. 78:2I will open my mouth in parables; Rom. 16:25,26;1 Cor. 2:7;Eph. 3:9;Col. 1:26I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
36 Parable of the tares explained
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.
37 He answered and said unto them, He that soweth the good seed is the Son of man;'
38 ch. 24:14;& 28:19;Mark 16:15;Luke 24:47;Rom. 10:18;Col. 1:6The field is the world; the good seed are the children of the kingdom; but the tares are Gen. 3:15;John 8:44;Acts 13:10;1 John 3:8the children of the wicked one;'
39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; Joel 3:13;Rev. 14:15the harvest is the end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.'
40 As therefore the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; so shall it be in the end of this world.'
42 ch. 3:12;Rev. 19:20;& 20:10And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: ver. 50;ch. 8:12there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.'
43 Dan. 12:3;1 Cor. 15:42,43,58Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. ver. 9Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.'
44 Further parables of the kingdom
Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and Phil. 3:7,8selleth all that he hath, and Is. 55:1;Rev. 3:18buyeth that field.'
45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls:'
46 Who, when he had found Prov. 2:4;& 3:14,15;& 8:10,19one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.'
47 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and ch. 22:10gathered of every kind:'
48 Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.'
49 So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and ch. 25:32sever the wicked from among the just,'
50 And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.'
51 Jesus saith unto them, Have ye understood all these things?' They say unto him, Yea, Lord.
52 Then said he unto them, Therefore every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure Sol. 7:13things new and old.'
53 Jesus rejected at Nazareth
And it came to pass, that when Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence.
54 ch. 2:23;Mark 6:1;Luke 4:16And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
55 Is. 49:7;Mark 6:3;Luke 3:23;John 6:42Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and ch. 12:46his brethren, Mark 15:40James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
56 And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
57 And they ch. 11:6;Mark 6:3,4were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, Luke 4:24;John 4:44A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.'
58 And Mark 6:5,6he did not many mighty works there, because of their unbelief.
59 Death of John the Baptist
1 Death of John the Baptist
At that time Mark 6:14;Luke 9:7Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus,
3 Mark 6:17;Luke 3:19,20For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife.
4 For John said unto him, Lev. 18:16;& 20:21It is not lawful for thee to have her.
5 And when he would have put him to death, he feared the multitude, ch. 21:26;Luke 20:6because they counted him as a prophet.
7 Whereupon he promised with an oath to give her whatsoever she would ask.
8 And she, being before instructed of her mother, said, Give me here John Baptist's head in a charger.
9 And the king was sorry: nevertheless for the oaths' sake, and them which sat with him at meat, he commanded it to be given her.
10 And he sent, and beheaded John in the prison.
11 And his head was brought in a charger, and given to the damsel: and she brought it to her mother.
12 And his disciples came, and took up the body, and buried it, and went and told Jesus.
13 The five thousand fed
ch. 10:23;& 12:15;Mark 6:32;Luke 9:10;John 6:1,2When Jesus heard of it, he departed thence by ship into a desert place apart: and when the people had heard thereof, they followed him on foot out of the cities.
14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and ch. 9:36;Mark 6:34was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick.
15 Mark 6:35;Luke 9:12;John 6:5And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals.
16 But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat.'
17 And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes.
18 He said, Bring them hither to me.'
19 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, ch. 15:36he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
20 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full.
21 And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children.
22 Jesus walks on the sea
And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away.
23 Mark 6:46And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a mountain apart to pray: John 6:16and when the evening was come, he was there alone.
24 But the ship was now in the midst of the sea, tossed with waves: for the wind was contrary.
25 And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea.
26 And when the disciples saw him Job 9:8walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.
27 But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I, be not afraid.'
28 And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water.
29 And he said, Come.' And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?'
32 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
33 Then they that were in the ship came and worshipped him, saying, Of a truth Ps. 2:7;ch. 16:16;& 26:63;Mark 1:1;Luke 4:41;John 1:49;& 6:69;& 11:27;Acts 8:37;Rom. 1:4thou art the Son of God.
34 Mark 6:53And when they were gone over, they came into the land of Gennesaret.
35 And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about, and brought unto him all that were diseased;
36 And besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment: and ch. 9:20;Mark 3:10;Luke 6:19;Acts 19:12as many as touched were made perfectly whole.
37 What defiles a man
1 What defiles a man
Then Mark 7:1came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying,
2 Mark 7:5Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?'
4 For God commanded, saying, Ex. 20:12;Lev. 19:3;Deut. 5:16;Prov. 23:22;Eph. 6:2Honour thy father and mother: and, Ex. 21:17;Lev. 20:9;Deut. 27:16;Prov. 20:20;& 30:17He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death.'
5 But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, Mark 7:11,12It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me;'
6 And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.'
7 Ye Mark 7:6hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying,'
8 Is. 29:13;Ezek. 33:31This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me.'
9 But in vain they do worship me, Is. 29:13;Col. 2:18-22;Tit. 1:14teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.'
10 Mark 7:14And he called the multitude, and said unto them, Hear, and understand:'
11 Acts 10:15;Rom. 14:14,17,20;1 Tim. 4:4;Tit. 1:15Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.'
12 Then came his disciples, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the Pharisees were offended, after they heard this saying?
13 But he answered and said, John 15:2;1 Cor. 3:12Every plant, which my heavenly Father hath not planted, shall be rooted up.'
14 Let them alone: Is 9:16;Mal. 2:8;ch. 23:16;Luke 6:39they be blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch.'
15 Mark 7:17Then answered Peter and said unto him, Declare unto us this parable.
16 And Jesus said, ch. 16:9;Mark 7:18Are ye also yet without understanding?'
17 Do not ye yet understand, that 1 Cor. 6:13whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?'
18 But Jas. 3:6those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.'
19 Gen. 6:5;& 8:21;Prov. 6:14;Jer. 17:9;Mark 7:21For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:'
20 These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen hands defileth not a man.'
21 The faith of a Canaanite woman
Mark 7:24Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, ch. 10:5,6I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.'
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to ch. 7:6;Phil. 3:2dogs.'
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.' And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
29 Mark 7:31And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh ch. 4:18unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there.
30 Is. 35:5,6;ch. 11:5;Luke 7:22And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus' feet; and he healed them:
31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 The four thousand fed
Mark 8:1Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.'
33 2 Ki. 4:43And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye?' And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And ch. 14:19he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and 1 Sam. 9:13;Luke 22:19gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
39 Pharisees ask for a sign
Mark 8:10And he sent away the multitude, and took ship, and came into the coasts of Magdala.
40 Pharisees ask for a sign
1 The ch. 12:38;Mark 8:11;Luke 11:16;& 12:54-56;1 Cor. 1:22Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.
2 He answered and said unto them, When it is evening, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.'
3 And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowring. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?'
4 ch. 12:39A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas.' And he left them, and departed.
5 And Mark 8:14when his disciples were come to the other side, they had forgotten to take bread.
6 Then Jesus said unto them, Luke 12:1Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.'
7 And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have taken no bread.
8 Which when Jesus perceived, he said unto them, O ye of little faith, why reason ye among yourselves, because ye have brought no bread?'
9 ch. 14:17;John 6:9Do ye not yet understand, neither remember the five loaves of the five thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?'
10 ch. 15:34Neither the seven loaves of the four thousand, and how many baskets ye took up?'
11 How is it that ye do not understand that I spake it not to you concerning bread, that ye should beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees?'
12 Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.
13 Peter's confession of faith
When Jesus came into the coasts of Cesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Mark 8:27;Luke 9:18Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?'
14 And they said, ch. 14:2;Luke 9:7-9Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?'
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, ch. 14:33;Mark 8:29;Luke 9:20;John 6:69;& 11:27;Acts 8:37;& 9:20;Heb. 1:2,5;1 John 4:15Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Bar-jona: Eph. 2:8for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but 1 Cor. 2:10;Gal. 1:16my Father which is in heaven.'
18 And I say also unto thee, That John 1:42thou art Peter, and Eph. 2:20;Rev. 21:14upon this rock I will build my church; and Job 38:17;Ps. 9:13;& 107:18;Is. 38:10the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.'
19 ch. 18:18;John 20:23And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'
20 ch. 17:9;Luke 9:21Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
21 Future events foretold
From that time forth began Jesus ch. 20:17;Mark 8:31;& 9:31;& 10:33;Luke 9:22;& 18:31;& 24:6,7to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
23 But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, See 2 Sam. 19:22Satan: Rom. 8:7thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.'
24 Mark 8:34;Luke 9:23;& 14:27;Acts 14:22;1 Thes. 3:3;2 Tim. 3:12Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.'
25 For Luke 17:33;John 12:25whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.'
26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or Ps. 49:7,8what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?'
27 For ch. 26:64;Mark 8:38;Luke 9:26the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father Dan. 7:10;Zech. 14:5;ch. 25:31;Jude 14with his angels: Job 34:11;Ps. 62:12;Prov. 24:12;Jer. 17:10;& 32:19;Rom. 2:6;1 Cor. 3:8;2 Cor. 5:10;1 Pet. 1:17;Rev. 2:23;& 22:12and then he shall reward every man according to his works.'
28 Verily I say unto you, Mark 9:1;Luke 9:27There be some standing here, which shall not taste of death, till they see the Son of man coming in his kingdom.'
29 The transfiguration
1 The transfiguration
And Mark 9:2;Luke 9:28after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart,
2 And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light.
3 And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and Elias talking with him.
4 Then answered Peter, and said unto Jesus, Lord, it is good for us to be here: if thou wilt, let us make here three tabernacles: one for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias.
5 2 Pet. 1:17While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, ch. 3:17;Mark 1:11;Luke 3:22This is my beloved Son, Is. 42:1in whom I am well pleased; Deut. 18:15,19;Acts 3:22,23hear ye him.
6 2 Pet. 1:18And when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were sore afraid.
7 And Jesus came and Dan. 8:18;& 9:21;& 10:10,18touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.'
8 And when they had lift up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.
9 And as they came down from the mountain, ch. 16:20;Mark 8:30;& 9:9Jesus charged them, saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead.'
10 And his disciples asked him, saying, Mal. 4:5;ch. 11:14;Mark 9:11Why then say the scribes that Elias must first come?
11 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Elias truly shall first come, and Mal. 4:6;Luke 1:16,17;Acts 3:21restore all things.'
12 ch. 11:14;Mark 9:12,13But I say unto you, That Elias is come already, and they knew him not, but ch. 14:3,10have done unto him whatsoever they listed. Likewise ch. 16:21shall also the Son of man suffer of them.'
13 ch. 11:14Then the disciples understood that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
14 A demoniac boy healed
Mark 9:14;Luke 9:37And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,
15 Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for ofttimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water.
16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they could not cure him.
17 Then Jesus answered and said, O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him hither to me.'
18 And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.
19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out?
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, ch. 21:21;Mark 11:23;Luke 17:6;1 Cor. 12:9;& 13:2If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.'
21 Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.'
22 ch. 16:21;& 20:17;Mark 8:31;& 9:30,31;& 10:33;Luke 9:22,44;& 18:31;& 24:6,7And while they abode in Galilee, Jesus said unto them, The Son of man shall be betrayed into the hands of men:'
23 And they shall kill him, and the third day he shall be raised again.' And they were exceeding sorry.
24 The money in the fish's mouth
25 He saith, Yes. And when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, What thinkest thou, Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of strangers?'
26 Peter saith unto him, Of strangers. Jesus saith unto him, Then are the children free.'
27 Notwithstanding, lest we should offend them, go thou to the sea, and cast a hook, and take up the fish that first cometh up; and when thou hast opened his mouth, thou shalt find [i]a piece of money: that take, and give unto them for me and thee.'
28 The greatest in the kingdom
1 The greatest in the kingdom
At Mark 9:33;Luke 9:46;& 22:24the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them.
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Ps. 131:2;ch. 19:14;Mark 10:14;Luke 18:16;1 Cor. 14:20;1 Pet. 2:2Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.'
4 ch. 20:27;& 23:11Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.'
5 And ch. 10:42;Luke 9:48whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.'
6 Mark 9:42;Luke 17:1,2But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.'
7 Woe unto the world because of offences: for Luke 17:1;1 Cor. 11:19it must needs be that offences come; but ch. 26:24woe to that man by whom the offence cometh.'
8 ch. 5:29,30;Mark 9:43,45Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.'
9 And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.'
10 The parable of the lost sheep
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven Ps. 34:7;Zech. 13:7;Heb. 1:14their angels do always Esth. 1:14;Luke 1:19behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.'
11 Luke 9:56;& 19:10;John 3:17;& 12:47For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost.'
12 Luke 15:4How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?'
13 And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine which went not astray.'
14 Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.'
15 Sin and forgiveness
Moreover Lev. 19:17;Luke 17:3if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, Jas. 5:20;1 Pet. 3:1thou hast gained thy brother.'
16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in Deut. 17:6;& 19:15;John 8:17;2 Cor. 13:1;Heb. 10:28the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.'
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as a Rom. 16:17;1 Cor. 5:9;2 Thes. 3:6,14;2 John 10heathen man and a publican.'
18 Verily I say unto you, ch. 16:19;John 20:23;1 Cor. 5:4Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.'
19 ch. 5:24Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, 1 John 3:22;& 5:14it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.'
20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.'
21 Parable of the unforgiving servant
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Luke 17:4till seven times?
22 Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: ch. 6:14;Mark 11:25;Col. 3:13but, Until seventy times seven.'
23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.'
25 But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord commanded him 2 Ki. 4:1;Neh. 5:8to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.'
27 Then the lord of that servant was moved with compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.'
29 And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.'
30 And he would not: but went and cast him into prison, till he should pay the debt.'
31 So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was done.'
32 Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because thou desiredst me:'
33 Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?'
34 And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.'
35 Prov. 21:13;ch. 6:12;Mark 11:26;Jas. 2:13So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you, if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their trespasses.'
36 Marriage and divorce
1 Marriage and divorce
And it came to pass, Mark 10:1;John 10:40that when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea beyond Jordan;
2 ch. 12:15And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there.
3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?
4 And he answered and said unto them, Have ye not read, Gen. 1:27;& 5:2;Mal. 2:15that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female,'
5 And said, Gen. 2:24;Mark 10:5-9;Eph. 5:31For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and 1 Cor. 6:16;& 7:2they twain shall be one flesh?'
6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.'
7 They say unto him, Deut. 24:1;ch. 5:31Why did Moses then command to give a writing of divorcement, and to put her away?
8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so.'
9 ch. 5:32;Mark 10:11;Luke 16:18;1 Cor. 7:10And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.'
10 His disciples say unto him, Prov. 21:19If the case of the man be so with his wife, it is not good to marry.
11 But he said unto them, 1 Cor. 7:2,7,9,17All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.'
12 For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and 1 Cor. 7:32;& 9:5,15there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.'
13 Jesus blesses the little children
Mark 10:13;Luke 18:15Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for ch. 18:3of such is the kingdom of heaven.'
15 And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.
16 The rich young ruler
Mark 10:17;Luke 18:18And behold, one came and said unto him, Luke 10:25Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.'
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Ex. 20:13;Deut. 5:17Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,'
19 ch. 15:4Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Lev. 19:18;ch. 22:39;Rom. 13:9;Gal. 5:14;Jas. 2:8Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.'
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, ch. 6:20;Luke 12:33;& 16:9;Acts 2:45;& 4:34,35;1 Tim. 6:18,19go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.'
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That ch. 13:22;Mark 10:24;1 Cor. 1:26;1 Tim. 6:9a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.'
24 And again I say unto 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 God.'
25 When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26 But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but Gen. 18:14;Job 42:2;Jer. 32:17;Zech. 8:6;Luke 1:37;& 18:27with God all things are possible.'
27 The worker in the vineyard
Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, Deut. 33:9;ch. 4:20;Luke 5:11we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration, when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ch. 10:21;Luke 22:28-30;1 Cor. 6:2;Rev. 2:26ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.'
29 Mark 10:29,30;Luke 18:29,30And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.'
30 ch. 20:16;& 21:31,32;Mark 10:31;Luke 13:30But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.'
1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is a householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.'
3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in the marketplace,'
4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their way.'
5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.'
6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?'
7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.'
8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.'
9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.'
10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.'
11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,'
13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?'
14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.'
15 Rom. 9:21Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Deut. 15:9;Prov. 23:6;ch. 6:23Is thine eye evil, because I am good?'
16 ch. 19:30So the last shall be first, and the first last: ch. 22:14for many be called, but few chosen.'
17 Jesus foretells his death
Mark 10:32;Luke 18:31;John 12:12And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
18 ch. 16:21Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,'
19 ch. 27:2;Mark 15:1,16;Luke 23:1;John 18:28;Acts 3:13And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.'
20 The ambition of James and John
Mark 10:35Then came to him the mother of ch. 4:21Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou?' She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons ch. 19:28may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.
22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of ch. 26:39,42;Mark 14:36;Luke 22:42;John 18:11the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with Luke 12:50the baptism that I am baptized with?' They say unto him, We are able.
23 And he saith unto them, Acts 12:2;Rom. 8:17;2 Cor. 1:7;Rev. 1:9Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to ch. 25:34give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.'
24 Mark 10:41;Luke 22:24,25And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
25 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.'
26 But 1 Pet. 5:3it shall not be so among you: but ch. 23:11;Mark 9:35;& 10:43whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;'
27 ch. 18:4And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:'
28 John 13:4Even as the Phil. 2:7Son of man came not to be ministered unto, Luke 22:27;John 13:14but to minister, and Is. 53:10,11;Dan. 9:24,26;John 11:51,52;1 Tim. 2:6;Tit. 2:14;1 Pet. 1:19to give his life a ransom ch. 26:28;Rom. 5:15,19;Heb. 9:28for many.'
29 Healing of two blind men
Mark 10:46;Luke 18:35And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
30 And behold, ch. 9:27two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of David.
32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?'
33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.
35 The triumphal entry
1 The triumphal entry
And Mark 11:1;Luke 19:29when they drew nigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto Zech. 14:4the mount of Olives, then sent Jesus two disciples,
2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me.'
3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.'
4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying,
5 Is. 62:11;Zech. 9:9;John 12:15Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.
6 Mark 11:4And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,
7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and 2 Ki. 9:13put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; See Lev. 23:40;John 12:13others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.
9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Ps. 118:25Hosanna to the Son of David: Ps. 118:26;ch. 23:39Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
10 Mark 11:15;Luke 19:45;John 2:13,15And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this?
11 And the multitude said, This is Jesus ch. 2:23;Luke 7:16;John 6:14;& 7:40;& 9:17the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
12 Cleansing of the temple
Mark 11:11;Luke 19:45;John 2:15And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the Deut. 14:25moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves,
13 And said unto them, It is written, Is. 56:7My house shall be called the house of prayer; Jer. 7:11;Mark 11:17;Luke 19:46but ye have made it a den of thieves.'
14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he healed them.
15 And when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that he did, and the children crying in the temple, and saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; they were sore displeased,
16 And said unto him, Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, Ps. 8:2Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise?'
17 And he left them, and went out of the city into Mark 11:11;John 11:18Bethany; and he lodged there.
18 The barren fig tree
Mark 11:12Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
19 Mark 11:13And when he saw [o]a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever.' And presently the fig tree withered away.
20 Mark 11:20And when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig tree withered away!
21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, ch. 17:20If ye have faith, and Jas. 1:6doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, 1 Cor. 13:2but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.'
22 And ch. 7:7;Mark 11:24;Luke 11:9;Jas. 5:16;1 John 3:22;& 5:14all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.'
23 Jesus' authority challenged
Mark 11:27;Luke 20:1And when he was come into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and Ex. 2:14;Acts 4:7;& 7:27said, By what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority?
24 And Jesus answered and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things.'
25 The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men?' And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; he will say unto us, Why did ye not then believe him?
26 But if we shall say, Of men; we fear the people; ch. 14:5;Mark 6:20;Luke 20:6for all hold John as a prophet.
27 And they answered Jesus, and said, We cannot tell. And he said unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things.'
28 But what think you? A certain man had two sons; and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work to day in my vineyard.'
29 He answered and said, I will not: but afterward he repented, and went.'
30 And he came to the second, and said likewise. And he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.'
31 Whether of them twain did the will of his father?' They say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Luke 7:29,50Verily I say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into the kingdom of God before you.'
32 For ch. 3:1John came unto you in the way of righteousness, and ye believed him not: Luke 3:12,13but the publicans and the harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.'
33 The parable of the husbandmen
Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, Ps. 80:9;Sol. 8:11;Is. 5:1;Jer. 2:21;Mark 12:1;Luke 20:9which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, and ch. 25:14went into a far country:'
34 And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, Sol. 8:11,12that they might receive the fruits of it.'
35 2 Chr. 24:21;& 36:16;Neh. 9:26;ch. 5:12;& 23:34,37;Acts 7:52;1 Thes. 2:15;Heb. 11:36,37And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another.'
36 Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and they did unto them likewise.'
37 But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They will reverence my son.'
38 But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said among themselves, Ps. 2:8;Heb. 1:2This is the heir; Ps. 2:2;ch. 26:3;& 27:1;John 11:53;Acts 4:27come, let us kill him, and let us seize on his inheritance.'
39 ch. 26:50;Mark 14:46;Luke 22:54;John 18:12;Acts 2:23And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard, and slew him.'
40 When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what will he do unto those husbandmen?'
41 Luke 20:16They say unto him, Luke 21:24;Heb. 2:3He will miserably destroy those wicked men, Acts 13:46;& 15:7;& 18:6;& 28:28;Rom. 9;& 10;& 11and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
42 Jesus saith unto them, Ps. 118:22;Is. 28:16;Mark 12:10;Luke 20:17;Acts 4:11;Eph. 2:20;1 Pet. 2:6,7Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?'
43 Therefore say I unto you, ch. 8:12The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.'
44 And whosoever Is. 8:14,15;Zech. 12:3;Luke 20:18;Rom. 9:33;1 Pet. 2:8shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, Is. 60:12;Dan. 2:44it will grind him to powder.'
45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they perceived that he spake of them.
46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude, because ver. 11;Luke 7:16;John 7:40they took him for a prophet.
47 The marriage dinner
1 The marriage dinner
And Jesus answered Luke 14:16;Rev. 19:7,9and spake unto them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,'
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.'
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: Prov. 9:2my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage.'
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:'
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew them.'
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth Dan. 9:26;Luke 19:27his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burnt up their city.'
8 Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not ch. 10:11;Acts 13:46worthy.'
9 Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.'
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and ch. 13:38gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.'
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man 2 Cor. 5:3;Eph. 4:24;Col. 3:10,12;Rev. 3:4;& 16:15;& 19:8which had not on a wedding garment:'
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.'
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him ch. 8:12into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'
14 ch. 20:16For many are called, but few are chosen.'
15 Tribute money to Cesar
Mark 12:13;Luke 20:20Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person of men.
17 Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Cesar, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites?'
21 They say unto him, Cesar's. Then saith he unto them, ch. 17:25;Rom. 13:7Render therefore unto Cesar the things which are Cesar's; and unto God the things that are God's.'
22 When they had heard these words, they marvelled, and left him, and went their way.
23 Sadducees and the resurrection
Mark 12:18;Luke 20:27The same day came to him the Sadducees, Acts 23:8which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him,
24 Saying, Master, Deut. 25:5Moses said, If a man die, having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.
25 Now there were with us seven brethren: and the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no issue, left his wife unto his brother:
27 And last of all the woman died also.
28 Therefore in the resurrection whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her.
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, John 20:9not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.'
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but 1 John 3:2are as the angels of God in heaven.'
31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,'
32 Ex. 3:6,16;Mark 12:26;Luke 20:37;Acts 7:32;Heb. 11:16I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.'
33 And when the multitude heard this, ch. 7:28they were astonished at his doctrine.
34 The great commandment
Mark 12:28But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.
35 Then one of them, which was Luke 10:25a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Deut. 6:5;& 10:12;& 30:6;Luke 10:27Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.'
38 This is the first and great commandment.'
39 And the second is like unto it, Lev. 19:18;ch. 19:19;Mark 12:31;Luke 10:27;Rom. 13:9;Gal. 5:14;Jas. 2:8Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.'
40 ch. 7:12;1 Tim. 1:5On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.'
41 The question about David's son
Mark 12:35;Luke 20:41While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them,
42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he?' They say unto him, The Son of David.
43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying,'
44 Ps. 110:1;Acts 2:34;1 Cor. 15:25;Heb. 1:13;& 10:12,13The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?'
45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son?'
46 Luke 14:6And no man was able to answer him a word, Mark 12:34;Luke 20:40neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.
47 The woes upon the Pharisees
1 The woes upon the Pharisees
Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples,
2 Saying, Neh. 8:4,8;Mal. 2:7;Mark 12:38;Luke 20:45The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat:'
3 All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works: for Rom. 2:19they say, and do not.'
4 Luke 11:46;Acts 15:10;Gal. 6:13For they bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; but they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers.'
5 But ch. 6:1,2,5,16all their works they do for to be seen of men: Num. 15:38;Deut. 6:8;& 22:12;Prov. 3:3they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,'
6 Mark 12:38,39;Luke 11:43;& 20:46;3 John 9And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the synagogues,'
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.'
8 Jas. 3:1;See 2 Cor. 1:24;1 Pet. 5:3But be not ye called Rabbi: for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren.'
9 And call no man your father upon the earth: Mal. 1:6for one is your Father, which is in heaven.'
10 Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.'
11 But ch. 20:26,27he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.'
12 Job 22:29;Prov. 15:33;& 29:23;Luke 14:11;& 18:14;Jas. 4:6;1 Pet. 5:5And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.'
13 But Luke 11:52woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.'
14 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Mark 12:40;Luke 20:47;2 Tim. 3:6;Tit. 1:11for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.'
15 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.'
16 Woe unto you, ver. 24;ch. 15:14ye blind guides, which say, ch. 5:33,34Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor.'
17 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gold, Ex. 30:29or the temple that sanctifieth the gold?'
19 Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or Ex. 29:37the altar that sanctifieth the gift?'
20 Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon.'
21 And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by 1 Ki. 8:13;2 Chr. 6:2;Ps. 26:8;& 132:14him that dwelleth therein.'
22 And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by Ps. 11:4;ch. 5:34;Acts 7:49the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon.'
23 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Luke 11:42for ye pay tithe of mint and [t]anise and cummin, and 1 Sam. 15:22;Hos. 6:6;Mic. 6:8;ch. 9:13;& 12:7have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.'
24 Ye blind guides, which strain out a gnat, and swallow a camel.'
25 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Mark 7:4;Luke 11:39for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess.'
26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.'
27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! Luke 11:44;Acts 23:3for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead men's bones, and of all uncleanness.'
28 Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.'
29 Luke 11:47Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous,'
30 And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.'
31 Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that Acts 7:51,52;1 Thes. 2:15ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.'
32 Gen. 15:16;1 Thes. 2:16Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers.'
33 Ye serpents, ye ch. 3:7;& 12:34generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?'
34 ch. 21:34,35;Luke 11:49Wherefore behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and Acts 5:40;& 7:58,59;& 22:19some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and ch. 10:17;2 Cor. 11:24,25some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:'
35 Rev. 18:24That upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, Gen. 4:8;1 John 3:12from the blood of righteous Abel unto 2 Chr. 24:20,21the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the altar.'
36 Verily I say unto you, All these things shall come upon this generation.'
37 Luke 13:34O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, 2 Chr. 24:21and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would Deut. 32:11,12I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens Ps. 17:8;& 91:4under her wings, and ye would not?'
38 Behold, your house is left unto you desolate.'
39 For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Ps. 118:26;ch. 21:9Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord.'
40 Signs of the end of this age
1 Signs of the end of this age
And Mark 13:1;Luke 21:5Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.
2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, 1 Ki. 9:7;Jer. 26:18;Mic. 3:12;Luke 19:44There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.'
3 And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, Mark 13:3the disciples came unto him privately, saying, 1 Thes. 5:1Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Eph. 5:6;Col. 2:8,18;2 Thes. 2:3;1 John 4:1Take heed that no man deceive you.'
5 For ver. 24;Jer. 14:14;& 23:21,25;John 5:43many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; ver. 11and shall deceive many.'
6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.'
7 For 2 Chr. 15:6;Is. 19:2;Hag. 2:22;Zech. 14:13nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes in divers places.'
8 All these are the beginning of sorrows.'
9 ch. 10:17;Luke 21:12;John 16:2;Acts 4:2,3Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.'
10 And then shall many 2 Tim. 1:15;& 4:10,16be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.'
11 And Acts 20:29;2 Pet. 2:1many false prophets shall rise, and 1 Tim. 4:1shall deceive many.'
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.'
13 ch. 10:22;Mark 13:13;Rev. 2:10But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.'
14 And this ch. 4:23gospel of the kingdom Rom. 10:18;Col. 1:6,23shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.'
15 Mark 13:14;Luke 21:20When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Dan. 9:27;& 12:11Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (Dan. 9:23whoso readeth, let him understand:)'
16 Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains:'
17 Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:'
18 Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.'
19 And Luke 23:29woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days.'
20 But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:'
21 For Dan. 9:26;Joel 2:2then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.'
22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: Is. 65:8,9;Zech. 14:2but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.'
23 Mark 13:21;Luke 17:23;& 21:8Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.'
24 For Deut. 13:1;2 Thes. 2:9;Rev. 13:13there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, John 6:37;& 10:28,29;Rom. 8:28;2 Tim. 2:19if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.'
25 Behold, I have told you before.'
26 Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.'
27 Luke 17:24For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.'
28 Job 39:30;Luke 17:37For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.'
29 Dan. 7:11Immediately after the tribulation of those days Ezek. 32:7;Joel 2:10;Amos 8:9;Mark 13:24;Acts 2:20shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:'
30 Dan. 7:13And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: Zech. 12:12and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, Mark 13:26;Rev. 1:7and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.'
32 Now learn Luke 21:29a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:'
34 Verily I say unto you, ch. 16:28;Mark 13:30;Luke 21:32This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.'
35 Ps. 102:26;Is. 51:6;Jer. 31:35;Mark 13:31;Luke 21:33Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.'
36 Mark 13:32;Acts 1:7;1 Thes. 5:2;2 Pet. 3:10But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, Zech. 14:7but my Father only.'
37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.'
38 Gen. 6:3-5;Luke 17:26;1 Pet. 3:20For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark,'
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.'
40 Luke 17:34Then shall two be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.'
41 Two women shall be grinding at the mill; the one shall be taken, and the other left.'
42 ch. 25:13;Luke 21:36Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.'
43 Faithful and unfaithful servants
Luke 12:39;1 Thes. 5:2;Rev. 3:3But know this, that if the goodman of the house had known in what watch the thief would come, he would have watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken up.'
44 1 Thes. 5:6Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as you think not the Son of man cometh.'
45 Luke 12:42;Acts 20:28Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?'
46 Rev. 16:15Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.'
47 Verily I say unto you, That ch. 25:21,23;Luke 22:29he shall make him ruler over all his goods.'
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;'
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;'
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not ware of,'
52 The parable of the ten virgins
1 The parable of the ten virgins
Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet Eph. 5:29,30;Rev. 19:7;& 21:2,9the bridegroom.'
2 ch. 13:47;& 22:10And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.'
3 They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:'
4 But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.'
5 While the bridegroom tarried, 1 Thes. 5:6they all slumbered and slept.'
6 And at midnight ch. 24:31;1 Thes. 4:16there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.'
7 Then all those virgins arose, and Luke 12:35trimmed their lamps.'
9 But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.'
10 And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and Luke 13:25the door was shut.'
11 Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, ch. 7:21-23Lord, Lord, open to us.'
12 But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, Ps. 5:5;Hab. 1:13;John 9:31I know you not.'
13 ch. 24:42,44;Mark 13:33,35;Luke 21:36Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh.'
14 The parable of the talents
Luke 19:12For the kingdom of heaven is ch. 21:33as a man travelling into a far country, who called his own servants, and delivered unto them his goods.'
16 Then he that had received the five talents went and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.'
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also gained other two.'
18 But he that had received one went and digged in the earth, and hid his lord's money.'
19 After a long time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them.'
20 And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained besides them five talents more.'
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, ver. 34,46;ch. 24:47;Luke 12:44;& 22:29,30I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into 2 Tim. 2:12;Heb. 12:2;1 Pet. 1:8the joy of thy lord.'
22 He also that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two other talents besides them.'
23 His lord said unto him, ver. 21Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.'
24 Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art a hard man, reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed:'
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.'
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