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came to him, with her sons, worshipping him, 22 and desiring a certain thing of him.' And he

said unto her, What wilt thou ? She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may

sit, the one on thy right hand; and the other 23 on the left, in thy kingdom. But Jesus an

swered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup of which I shall drink, and to be baptized with the bap

tism with which I am baptized ? They say 24 unto him, We are able. And he saith unto

them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized : but to sit on my right hand, and on

my left, is not mine to give ; except to them 25 for whom it is prepared by my Father. And

when the ten heard it, they were moved with 26 indignation against the two brethren. But Je

sus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise domin

ion over them, and they that are great, exer27 cise authority upon them. Let it not be so

among you ; but whosoever will be great 28 among you, let him be your minister : And

whosoever will be chief among you, let him 29 be your servant : Even as the Son of man

came not to be ministered unto, but to minis

ter, and to give his life a ransom for many. 30 And as they departed from Jericho, a great 31 multitude followed him. 'And behold, two

blind men sitting by the way-side, when they heard that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, () Lord, thou son of 32 David. * And the multitude rebuked them,

that they should hold their peace : but they

cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, 33 O Lord, thou son of David. And Jesus stood

still, and called them, and said, What will ye 34 that I should do unto you? They say unto 35 him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. And

Jesus being moved with compassion touched their eyes ; and immediately their eyes receiv. ed sight, and they followed him.

CHAP. XXI.

I AND when they drew nigh unto Jerusa.

lem, and were come to Bethpage, unto the mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, 2 saying unto them, Go into the village over

against you, and immediately ye shall find an

ass tied, and a colt with her : loose them and 3 bring them unto me. And if anyone say

any thing to you, ye shall say, the Lord hath

need of them; and straightway he will send 4 them. All this was done, that it might be

fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, t 5 saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold,

thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting 6 upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And

the disciples went, and did as Jesus command7 ed them, and brought the ass, and the colt,

• Son of David was one of the titles applied to the Méssiah by the Jews.

† See Zachariah ix. 9.

and put on them their clothes, and they set him 8 thereon. And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strewed them in 9 the way. And the multitude that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the son of David :* blessed is he that

cometh in the name of the Lord: Hosanna, 10 in the highest strains. And when he was

come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, Il saying, Who is this? And the multitude

said, This is Jesus, the prophet of Nazareth in

Galilee. 12 And Jesus went into the temple of God,

and cast out all them who sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that 13 sold doves. And he said unto them, It is

written, My house shall be called the house of

prayer ; but ye have made it a den of thieves. 14 And the blind and the lame came to him in 15 the temple ; and he healed them. 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 16 son of David; they were sore displeased, and

said unto him, Hearest thou what these say ? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea, and have ye never read, Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings thou hast perfected praise ? And he left them, and went out of the city into Bcthany, and he lodged there.

- That is, God preserve the Son of David.

18 Now in the morning, as he returned into 19 the city, he was hungry. And when he saw 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 thce henceforward

for ever. And presently the fig-tree withered 20 away. And when the disciples saw it, they

marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig-trec 21 withered away ? Jesus answered and said

unto them, Verily I say unto you, if ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also, if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou remov.

ed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be 22 done. And all things whatsoever ye shall

ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive. 23 And when he was come into the temple, the

chief priests and the elders of the people came unto him as he was teaching, and said, By what

authority dost thou these things ? and who 24 gave thee this authority ?* And Jesus answer

ed and said unto them, I also will ask you one thing, which if ye tell me, I in likewise will

will tell you by what authority I do these 25 things. 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 26 then believe him ? 'But if we shall say, Of

* Why did they not ingenuously confess with Nicodemus, that Christ could not have done such mighty works except God were with him ? There was no way to account for the miracles he performed, but by admitting that he bad divine power and authority.

men; we fear the people : for all consider 27 John a prophet. 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. 23 But what think ve? A man had two sons;

and he came to the first, and said, Son, go 29 work to-day in my vineyard. He answered

and said, I will not ; but afterward he repent30 ed, * and went. And he came to the second,

and said likewise : And he answered and said, 31 I will; yet went not. Whether of the two

did the will of his father? They say unto him, The first, Jesus saith unto them, Verily I say

unto you, that the publicans and the harlots 32 precede you into the kingdom of God. For

John came unto you in the way of righteous. ness, and ye believed him not : but the publicans and the harlots believed him, and ye, when ye had seen, repented not afterward, that

ġe might believe him. 33 Hear another parable : There was a certain

householder who planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged a winepress in

it, and built a tower, and let it out to hus34 bandmen, and went into a far country. And

when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the fruits of it. And the hus

bandmen took his servants, and beat one, and 36 killed another, and stoned another. Again he

sent other servants of more dignity than the

* That is, changed his mind.

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