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29. Abraham faith unto him, They have Mofes and the PROPHETS; let them hear them.
30. And he faid, Nay, Father Abraham: but if one went unto them from the Dead, they will repent.
31. And he faid unto him, If they hear not Mofes and the PROPHETS, neither will they be perfwaded, though one rofe from the DEAD.
Of the Unjuft Judge.
ND he fpake a Parable unto them, to this end, xviii. 1. that Men ought ALWAYS to PRAY, and not to FAINT;
2. Saying, There was in a City a Judge, which feared not God, neither regarded Man.
3. And there was a Widow in that City, and the came unto him, faying, Avenge me of mine Adverfary.
4. And he would not for a while: but afterward he faid within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard Man; 5. Yet because this Widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, left by her continual coming she weary me.
6. And the Lord faid, Hear what the unjust Judge faith. 7. And fhall not God avenge his own Elect, which cry Day and Night unto him, though he bear long with them? 8. I tell you that he will avenge them fpeedily. Neverthelefs, when the Son of Man cometh, fhall he find Faith on the Earth ?
Of the Pharifee and Publican.
Ver. 9. AND he fpake this Parable unto certain which trufted in themselves that they were RIGHTEous, and defpifed others :
10. Two Men went up into the Temple to PRAY; the one a Pharifee, and the other a Publican.
11. The Pharifee ftood and prayed thus with himself,
God, I thank thee, that I am not as other Men are, Extortioners, Unjuft, Adulterers, or even as this Publican.
12. I fall twice in the Week, I give Tithes of all that 1 poffefs.
13. And the Publican ftanding afar off, would not lift up fo much as his Eyes unto Heaven, but fmote upon his Breaft, faying, God be merciful to me a Sinner.
14. I tell you this Man went down to his House, justified rather than the other: for every one that EXALTETH himself, fhall be ABASED; and he that HUMBLETH him. felf, fhall be EXALTED.
Of the Ten Pieces.
ND as they heard thefe Things, he added, and fpake a Parable, because he was nigh to Jeru falem, and becaufe they thought that the Kingdom of God fhould immediately appear.
12. He faid therefore, A certain Nobleman went into a far Country, to receive for himself a Kingdom, and to re
13. And he called his ten Servants, and delivered them ten Pounds, and faid unto them, Occupy till I come.
14. But his Citizens hated him, and fent a Meffage after him, saying, We will not have this Man to reign over
15. And it came to pafs, that (a) when he was returned, having received the Kingdom, then he commanded thefe Servants to be called unto him, to whom he had given the Money, that he might know how much every Man had gained by trading.
16. Then came the first, faying, Lord, thy Pound hath gained ten Pounds.
17. And he said unto him, Well, thou good Servant: because
(a) Pfalmiviii. 11. So that a Man fhall fay, Verily there is a Reward for the RIGHTEOUS: verily he is a God that JUDGETH in the Earth.
Pf. xcviii. 8. Let the Floods clap their Hands: let the Hills be joyful together
9. Before the Lord; for he com
eth to JUDGE the EARTH: with RIGHTEOUSNESS fhall he judge the World, and the People with EQUITY.
Ecclef. xi. 9. Rejoice, O young Man, in thy Youth, and let thy Heart chear thee in the Days of thy thy Heart, and in the Sight of thine Youth, and walk in the Ways of Eyes: but know thou, that for all
because thou haft been faith-
19. And he faid likewife to him, Be thou alfo over five Cities.
20. And another came, faying, Lord, behold, here is thy Pound, which I have kept laid up in a Napkin :
21. For I feared thee, becaufe thou art an auftere Man: thou takeft up that thou laidít not down, and reapest that thou didst not
22. And he faith unto him, Out of thine own Mouth will I judge thee, thou wicked Servant. Thou knewest that I was an auftere Man, taking up that I laid not down, and reaping that I did not fow: 23. Wherefore then gavest not thou my Money into the Bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own with Ufury?
24. And he faid unto them that food by, Take from him the Pound, and give it to him that hath ten Pounds. 25. (And they faid unto him, Lord, he hath ten Pounds)
26. For 1 fay unto you, That unto every one which
thefe Things God will bring thee into JUDGMENT.
Chap. xii. 14. For God fhall bring every Work into JUDGMENT, with every fecret Thing, whether it be GOOD, or whether it be EVIL.
Jer. xxxii. 19. Great in Counfel, and mighty in Work, (for thine Eyes are open upon all the Ways of the Sons of Men, to give every one according to his WAYS, and according to the FRUIT of his DoINGS.)
the Heart, I try the Reins, even to give every Man according to his
Chap. xvii. 1o. I the Lord fearch
Ways, and according to the Fruit of his Doings.
Rom. xiv. 7. For none of us liv
eth to himfelf, and no Man dieth to himself.
8. For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we
die, we die unto the Lord: Whe
ther we LIVE therefore or DIE, We are the Lord's.
9. For to this End Chrift both died, and rofe, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the Dead and of the Living.
faith the Lord, every Knee fhall 11. For it is written, As I live, bow to me, and every Tongue shall confefs to God.
12. So then every one of us fhall give ACCOUNT of himself to God.
2 Cor. v. 10. For we must all appear before the Judgment feat of Chrift, that every one may receive the Things done in his Body, according to that he has done, whether it be GOOD or BAD.
1 Pet. i. 17. And if we call on
the Father, who without refpect of Perfons JUDGETH according to every Man's WORK, pafs the Time of your fojourning here in fear.
Chap. iv. 5. Who fhall GIVE ACCOUNT to him that is ready to judge the Quick and the Dead.
hath, fhall be given: and from him that hath not, even that he hath fhall be taken away from him.
27. But thofe mine Enemies which would not that I fhould reign over them, bring hither, and flay them before
Of the Labourers in the Vineyard.
Matt. FOR the Kingdom of Heaven, is like unto a Man XX. I. that is an Houfholder, which went out early in the Morning to hire Labourers into his Vineyard.
2. And when he had agreed with the Labourers for a Peny a Day, he fent them into his Vineyard.
3. And he went out about the third Hour, and faw others ftanding idle in the Market-place,
4. And faid unto them, Go ye alfo into the Vineyard, and whatsoever is right, I will give you. And they went their way.
5. Again he went out about the fixth and ninth Hour, and did likewife.
6. And about the eleventh Hour he went out, and found others ftanding idle, and faith unto them, Why stand ye here all the Day idle?
7. They fay unto him, Becaufe no Man hath hired us. He faith unto them, Go ye alfo into the Vineyard, and whatsoever is right, that fhall ye receive.
8. So when Even was come, the Lord of the Vineyard faith unto his Steward, Call the Labourers, and give them their Hire, beginning from the laft unto the first.
9. And when they came that were hired about the eleventh Hour, they received every Man a Peny.
10. But when the first came, they fuppofed that they fhould have received more, and they likewife received every Man a Peny.
11. And when they had received it, they murmured against the good Man of the House,
12. Saying, Thefe laft have wrought but one Hour, and thou haft made them equal unto us, which have born the Burden and Heat of the Day.
13. But he answered one of them, and faid, Friend, I do thee no wrong: Didft not thou agree with me for a Peny?
14. Take that thine is, and go thy way I will give unto this laft, even as unto thee.
15. Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine Eye evil, because I am good?
16. So the laft fhall be firft, and the first laft for mamy be called, but few chofen.
Of the two Sons that were commanded to go into the Vineyard.
Matt. BUT what think you? A certain Man had two xxi. 28. Sons, and he came to the firft, and faid, Son, go work to-day in my Vineyard.
29. He answered and faid, I will not: but afterward he repented and went.
30. And he came to the fecond, and faid likewife. And he anfwered and faid, I go, Sir; and went not.
31. Whether of them twain did the Will of his Father? They fay unto him, The firft. Jefus faith unto them, Verily I fay unto you, That the Publicans and the Harlots go into the Kingdom of God before you.
32. For John came unto you in the way of Righteoufnefs, and ye believed him not: but the Publicans and the Harlots believed him. And ye, when ye had feen it, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him.
Of the Vineyard let out to Husbandmen.
Ver.33.HEAR another This Parable relates to the
was a certain Houfholder which planted a (a)Vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a Wine-prefs in it, and built a Tower, and let it out to Husbandmen, and went into a far Country.
34. And when the Time of the Fruit drew near, he fent his Servants to the Hufbandmen, that they might receive the Fruits of it.
35. And the Husbandmen took his Servants, and beat
Rejection of the Jews for their Unbelief, and crucifying the Lord of Glory.
2. And he fenced it, and gathered out the Stones thereof, and planted it with the CHOICEST VINE, and
built a TowFR in the midst of it, and he looked that it fhould bring and alfo made a Wine-prefs therein: forth Grapes, and it brought forth WILD Grapes.