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22 JESUS saith to him: I say not to thee, till seven times; but till seventy times seven times.

23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a king, who would take an account of his servants.

24 And when he had begun to take the account, one was brought to him, that owed him jen thousand talents.

25 And as he had not wherewith to pay it, his lord commanded that he should be sold, and his wife and children, and all that he had, and payment to be made.

26 But that servant falling down, besought him, saying: Have patience with me, and I will pay thee all.

27 And the lord of that servant being moved with pity, let him go and forgave him the debt.

28 But when that servant was

gone out, he found one of his fellow-servants that owed him an hundred pence: and laying hold of him, he throttled him, saying: Pay what thou owest. 29 And his fellow-servant, falling down, 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 paid the debt.

31 Now his fellow-servants seeing what was done, were very much grieved, and they

Ver. 24. Talents. A talent was seven hundred and fifty ounces of silver, which at the rate of five shil: lings to the ounce is a hundred and eighty-seven pounds ten shillings ster. ling.

Ver. 28. Pence. The Roman penny was the eighth part of an ounce, that is, about sevenpence halfpenny English..

came, and told their lord all that was done.

32 Then his lord called him; and said to him: Thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all the debt, because thou besoughtest me:

33 Shouldst not thou then have had compassion also on thy fellow-servant, even as I had compassion on thee?

34 And his lord being angry, delivered him to the torturers until he paid all the debt.

35 So also shall my heavenly Father do to you, if you forgive not every one his brother from your hearts.


Christ declares matrimony to be indis. soluble: he recommends the making one's-self an eunuch for the kingdom of heaven; and parting with all things for him, He shews the danger of riches, and the reward of leaving all to follow him.

AND it came to pass when

JESUS had ended these words he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judea, beyond Jordan.

2 And great multitudes followed him: and he healed them there.


3 And there came to him the Pharisees tempting him, say ing: Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

4 Who answering, said to them: Have ye not read, that he e who made man from the beginning, made them male and female? And he said:

5 d For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they two shall be in one flesh.

a Mark 10. 1.- Mark 10. 2.-c Gen. 1. 27.-d Gen. 2. 21. 1 Cor. 6. 16. Ephes. 5. 31.

6 Therefore now they are not two, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let no man put asunder.

7 They say to him: "Why Why then did Moses command to give a bill of divorce, and to put away?

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nuchs for the kingdom of hea ven. He that can take, let him take it.

13. Then were little children presented to him, that he should impose hands upon them and pray And the disciples rebuked them.

14 But JESUS said to them:

8 He saith to them: Because Moses by reason of the hard-d Suffer the little children, and ness of your heart permitted you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was

not so,

9 And I say to you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery; and he that shall marry her that is put away, committeth adultery.

10 His disciples say unto him: If the case of a man with his wife be so, it is not expedient to marry.

11 Who said to them: All men take not this word, but they to whom it is given.

12 For there are eunuchs, who were born so from their mother's womb: and there are eunuchs, who were made so by men: and there are eunuchs, who have made themselves eu

a Deut. 24. 1.- Supra, 5. 32. Mark 10. 11. Luke 16. 18. 1 Cor. 7. 10.

CHAP. XIX. Ver. 9. Except it be, &c. In the case of fornication, that is, of adultery, the wife may be put away: but even then the husband cannot marry another as long as the wife is living.

Ver. 11. All men take not this word. That is, all receive not the gift of living, singly and chastely, unless they pray for the grace of God to enable them to live so, and for some it may be necessary to that end to fast as well as pray and to those it is given from above.

ver. 12. There are eunuchs, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven. This text is not

forbid them not to come to me: for the kingdom of heaven is for such.

15 And when he had imposed hands upon them, he departed from thence.

16 And behold one came and said to him: Good master, what good shall I do that I may have life everlasting?

17 Who said to him: Why askest thou me concerning good? One is good, God. But if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18 He said to him: Which? And JESUS said: Thou shall do no murder, Thou shall not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness.

19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20 The young man saith to him: All these have I kept from my youth, what is yet wanting to me?

21 JESUS saith to him: If thou wilt be perfect, go sell what

c Mark 10. 13. Luke 18. 15.-d Su

pra, 18. 3.-e Exod. 20. 13.

to be taken in the literal sense; bu: means, that there are such, who have taken a firm and commendable reso. lution of leading a single and chaste life, in order to serve God in a more perfect state than those who marry: as St. Paul clearly shews, 1 Cor. chap, vil vers. 37. 38.


thou hast, and give to the poor,


and thou shalt have treasure in The parable of the labourers in the vine.

heaven and come, follow me.

22 And when the young man had heard this word, he went

yard. The ambition of the two sons of Zebedee. Christ gives sight to twe blind men.

away sad: for he had great pos-THE kingdom of heaven is like sessions. to an householder, who went 23 Then JESUSs said to his dis-out early in the morning to hire ciples: Amen I say to you, that labourers into his vineyard. a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say to you: It is easier for a camel to pass. through the eye of a needle, than for à rich man to enter into the kingdom of heaven.

25 And when they had heard this, the disciples wondered very much, saying: Who then

can be saved?

26 And JESUS beholding said to them: With men this is impossible: but with God all but with God all things are possible.

27 Then Peter answering, said to him: Behold we have left all things, and have followed thee: what therefore shall we have?

28 And JEsUs said to them: Amen I say to you, that you, who have followed me, in the regeneration, when the son of man shall sit on the seat of his majesty, you also shall sit on twelve seats judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

29 And every one that hath Left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands for my name's sake; shall receive an hundred fold, and shall possess life everlasting.

30 And many that are first, shall be last: and the last shall be first.

a Infra, 20. 16. Mark 10. 31. Lake 18.30.

2 And having agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent them into his vineyard.

3 And going out about the third hour, he saw others stand. ing in the market-place idle,

4 And he said to them: Go you also into my vineyard, and I will give you what shall be just.

5 And they went their way. And again he went out about the sixth and the ninth hour: and did in like manner.

6 But about the eleventh hour he went out and found other standing, and he saith to them: Why stand you here all the day


7 They say to him: Because no man hath hired us. He saith to them: Go ye also into my vineyard.

8 And when evening was come, the lord of the vineyard saith to his steward: Call the labourers and pay them their hire, beginning from the last even to the first.

9 When therefore they were come that came about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

10 But when the first also came, they thought that they should receive more: and they also received everyman a penny.

11 And receiving it they mur mured against the master of the house,

12 Saying: These last have

worked but one hour, and thou hast made them equal to us, that have borne the burden of the day and the heats.

13 But he answering said to one of them: Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst thou not agree with me for a penny?

14 Take what is thine, and go thy way: I will also give to this last even as to thee.

15 Or, is it not lawful for me to do what I will? is thy eye evil, because I am good?

16 So shall the last be first, and first last. For many are called, but few chosen.

17 And JESUS going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples apart, and said to them:

18 Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the son of man shall be betrayed to the chief priests and the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death.

19 And shall deliver him to the gentiles to be mocked, and scourged, and crucified, and the third day he shall rise again.

20 Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee with her sons, adoring and ing something of him.

23 He saith to them: My chalice indeed you shall drink: but to sit on my right or left hand, is not mine to give to you, but to them for whom it is prepared by my Father.

24 And the ten hearing it, were moved with indignation against the two brethren.

25 But JESUS called them to him, and said: You know that the princes of the gentiles lord it over them: and they that are the greater, exercise power upon them.

26 It shall not be so among you, but whosoever will be the greater among you, let him be your minister.

27 And he that will be first. among you, shall be your servant.

28 Even as the son of man is not come to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a redemption for many.

29 And when they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.

30 And behold two blind men ask-sitting by the way side, heard that JESUS passed by, and they cried out, saying: O Lord, thou son of David, have mercy on

21 Who said to her: What wilt thou? She saith to him: Say that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left, in thy kingdom.

22 And JESUS answering, said: You know not what you ask. Can you drink the chalice that I shall drink? They say to him: We can.

a Supra, 19. 30. Mark 10. 31. Luke 13. 30.- Mark 10. 35.

CHAP. XX. Ver. 15. What I will. Fiz., with my own, and in matters that depend on my own boury.

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eyes. And immediately they saw, and followed him.


Christ rides into Jerusalem upon an ass: he casts the buyers and sellers out of the temple: curses the fig-tree: and puts to silence the priests and scribes.

ND when they drew nigh to Jerusalem, and were come to Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto Mount Olivet, then JESUS sent two disciples,

2 Saying to them: Go ye into the village that is over against you, and immediately you shall find an ass tied and a colt with

her: loose them and bring them

to me :

3 And if any man shall say anything to you, say ye, that the Lord hath need of them: and forthwith he will let them go. 4 Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: 5 Tell ye the daughter of 5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion: Behold thy king cometh to thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of her that is used to the yoke.

6 And the disciples going did as JESUS commanded them.

7 And they brought the ass and the colt, and laid their garments upon them, and made him sit thereon,

8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way and others cut boughs

from the trees, and strewed them in the way:

9 And the multitudes that went before and that followed, cried, saying: Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that

a Mark 11. 1. Luke 19. 29.- Isaias 82. 11. Zach. 9. 9. John 12. 15.-c Ps. 11 96. Mark 11. 13. Luke 19. 38.

10 And when he was come into Jerusalem, the whole city was moved, saying: Who is this?

11 And the people said: This is JESUS the prophet, from Nazareth of Galilee.

12 d And 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 money-changers, and the chairs of them that sold


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