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10 Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican.
11 The Pharisee "stood and prayed thus with himself, 'God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican.
12 I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I
possess. 13 And the Publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but *smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather9 than the other : for every one that "exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted.
15 And they brought unto him also 'infants, that he would touch them: but when his disciples saw it, they rebuked them.
16 But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid
Ps. cxxxv. 2: Ye that stand in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God. 1 Isa. i. 15: When ye spread forth your hands, I will hide
I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. do. lviii. 2: Yet they seek me daily, and delight to know my ways, as a nation that did righteousness, and forsook not the ordinance of their God: They ask of me the ordinances of justice; they take delight in approaching unto God. Rev. iii. 17 : Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked.
m Jer. xxxi. 19: Surely after that I was turned, I repented; and after that I was instructed, I smote upon my thigh: I was ashamed, yea, even confounded, because I did bear the reproach of my youth.
n See on Mat. xxiii. 12. • See on Mat. xix. 13
them not: for Pof such is 10 the kingdom of God.
17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.
18 And a 'certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit" eternal life?
19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good ? none is good, save one, that is, God.
20 Thou knowest the commandments, 'Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, 'Honour thy father and thy mother.
21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.
22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing : "sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.
. 23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful : for he was very
rich. 24 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, "How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
10 unto such belongeth. Co. 11 obtain. Ma. Cr. Ud. P See on Mat. xviii. 3.
4 MARK, X. 15: The same, except here it is, he shall not enter therein.
See on Mat. xix. 16. • Exod. xx. 12, 13, 16: The fifth, sixth, and ninth commandments. See Deut. v. 16—20. Rom. xiii. 9: If there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
i See on MAT. XV. 4.
* Mat. xiii. 22: The care of this world, and the deceitful. ness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.
w See on Mat. xix. 23.
25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved ?
27 And he said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.
28 Then 'Peter said, Lo, we have left all, and followed thee.
29 And he said unto them, Verily I say unto you, ?There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God's sake,
30 Who shall not receive 'manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come "life everlasting:
31 | "Then he 12 took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gen
12 Jesus. Bi. Rh.
* See on LUKE, i. 37.
y MAT. xix. 27 : Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore ?
z Deut.xxxiii.9: Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.
a JOB, xlii. 12, 13: So the LORD blessed the latter end of Job more than his beginning: for he had fourteen thousand sheep, and six thousand camels, and a thousand yoke of oxen, and a thousand she-asses. He had also seven sons and three daughters.
b Rev. ii. 10: Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
c See on Mat, xvi. 21. d Ps. xxii. ISA. liii. See on LUKE, xxiii. 1.
tiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, 13 and spitted on:
33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
34 'And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew 14 they the things which were spoken.
35 | And bit came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
39 And they which went before 15 rebuked him, that he should hold his peace : but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he was come near, he asked him,
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight : thy "faith hath saved thee. 43 And immediately he received his sight, and
13 abused. Pu. 1 perceived not. Ma. 15 by. Ham. MARK, ix. 32 : But they understood not that saying, and were afraid to ask him. John, xii. 16: These things understood not his disciples at the first: But when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him. 8 See on Mat. xx. 29. LUKE, xvii. 19: Thy faith hath made thee whole.
followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.
CHAP. XIX. 1 Of Zacchæus a Publicar : 11 the ten pieces of money : 28 Christ rideth into Jerusalem with triumph: 41 weepeth over it : 45 driveth the buyers and sellers out of the temple : 47 teaching daily in it, the rulers would have destroyed him, but for fear of the people.
AND Jesus entered and passed through ‘Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchæus, which was the chief among the Publicạns, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was ; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchæus, make haste and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
'chief receiver of the tribute. Gen.
Luke, v. 26: And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day. Acts, iv. 21: So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding nothing how they might punish them, because of the people: for all men glorified God for that which was done. do. xi. 18: When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life. Gal. i. 24: And they glorified God in me.
CHAP. XIX. a See JOSHUA, vi. 26, 1 Kings, xvi. 34. Mar. ix. 11: Why eateth your master with Publicans and