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Then went the Pharisees and took counsel how they 15 should entangle him in his talk. And they send unto 16 him their disciples with the Herodians, saying; Teacher, 'we know that thou art to be trusted, and teachest the 'way of God in truth, neither carest thou for any one; 'for thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us there- 17 'fore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to pay Census [or Tribute] to Cæsar or not?' But Jesus knowing 18 their wickedness, said; Why tempt ye me, ye hypocrites? 'Show me the money of the Census." And they brought 19 to him a Denarius [a coin worth eight pence]. And he 20 saith unto them; Whose is this image and inscription? They say unto him; Cæsar's.’ Then saith he unto them; Render therefore unto Cæsar the things which 'are Cæsar's, and to God the things which are God's'. And when they heard, they marvelled, and left him, and 22 went their way.

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On the same day came to him the Sadducees, who say 23 there is no resurrection; and they questioned him, saying; Teacher, Moses said; If a man die, having no children, 'his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up issue unto 'his brother. Now there were with us seven brethren; 'and the first, when he had married, died; and having no issue, left his wife to his brother. In like wise the 26 'second also, and the third, unto the seventh. And at 'last the woman also died. Therefore in the resurrection, 28 'whose wife will she be of the seven? For they all had 'her.' And Jesus answered, and said unto them; 'Ye 29 'do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of 'God. For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor 'are given in marriage, but are as angels of God in 'heaven. But about the resurrection of the dead, have 31 'ye not read what was spoken to you by God, saying; I 32 I 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.' And the crowds who heard were astonished 33 at his teaching.

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the Sadducees to silence, were gathered together for the 35 same purpose. And one of them, a teacher of the law, 36 tempting him, questioned, saying; Teacher, which is the 37 'great command in the law?' And Jesus said to him; Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, ' and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind; this is the 'first and great command; and the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two 'commands hang all the law and the prophets.'

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41 And while the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus 42 questioned them, saying; 'What think ye of the Christ? whose son is he?' They say unto him; 'David's.' He saith unto them; 'How then doth David in spirit call 44 'him Lord, saying; The Lord said to my lord; Sit thou on my right hand till I make thine enemies a footstool for 45 thy feet. If therefore David calleth him Lord, how is 46 'he his son?' And nobody was able to answer him a word; neither durst any one from that day question him any more.

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Then Jesus spake to the crowds and to his disciples, 2 saying; The scribes and the Pharisees sit in the seat of 3 'Moses. All things therefore whatever they bid you ob'serve, observe and do; but do not after their works; for 4 'they say and do not. For they bind burdens heavy and 'grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders; 'but they will not move them with a finger of their own. 5 But all their works they do to be seen by men.

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'make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the borders 'of their cloaks, and love the upper couch at feasts, and 7 the chief seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the 'market places, and to be called by men Rabbi, Rabbi. 'But be not ye called Rabbi; for One is your master, and 9 all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon 'earth; for One is your father, who is in heaven. Neither 'be ye called masters; for one is your master, even the Christ. But the greatest among you will be your 'servant. And whoever shall set himself up will be 'humbled, and whoever shall humble himself will be set 13 'up. And alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, ye hypo'crites; for ye devour widow's houses, and for a pretence

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'make long prayers; therefore ye will receive a heavier 'judgment. Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, ye hypo- 14 'crites; for ye shut the kingdom of heaven against men ;

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for ye neither go in yourselves, nor suffer those that are entering to go in. Alas for you, scribes and Pharisees, 15 'ye hypocrites; for ye compass sea and land to make one 'proselyte; and when he is made, ye make him twofold 'more a child of Gehenna than yourselves. Alas for you, 'ye blind guides, that say, Whoever shall swear by the 'temple, it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the 'gold of the temple, he is a debtor. Ye fools and blind; 'for which is greater, the gold, or the temple that sancti'fieth the gold? And, Whoever shall swear by the altar, 18 'it is nothing; but whoever shall swear by the gift that 'is upon it, he is a debtor. Ye fools and blind; for which 'is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift? 'Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, 20 'and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by 21 'the temple, sweareth by it, and by Him that dwelleth 'therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth 22 'by God's throne, and by Him that sitteth thereon. Alas 23 'for you, scribes and Pharisees, ye hypocrites; for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have left un'done the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, 'and faith; these ye ought to have done, and not to have 'left the others undone. Ye blind guides, that strain at 24. the gnat and swallow the camel. Alas for you, scribes 23 ' and Pharisees, ye hypocrites; for ye cleanse the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of 'rapine and injustice. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first 26 'the inside of the cup and of the platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Alas for you, scribes and 27 Pharisees, ye hypocrites; for ye are like unto whitened

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within are full of dead bones, and of all uncleanness. Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, 28 'but within ye are full of hypocrisy and of iniquity. Alas 29 'for you, scribes and Pharisees, ye hypocrites; because 'ye build the sepulchres of the prophets and garnish the 'tombs of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the 30

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days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers 'with them in the blood of the prophets. Thus ye bear 'witness against yourselves, that ye are sons of them that 32 'killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of 33 'your fathers. Ye serpents, ye offspring of vipers, how 34 can ye escape the judgment of the Gehenna? Wherefore, 'behold, I send to you prophets, and wise men, and scribes; and some of them ye will kill and crucify; and some of them ye will scourge in your synagogues, and 35 persecute from city to city; that upon you may come all the righteous blood shed upon the earth, from the blood of Abel the righteous unto the blood of Zacharias son of Barachias, whom ye slew between the temple and the 'altar. Verily I say unto you, all these things will come 'upon this generation. O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, that 'killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered together thy children, as a hen gathereth her chickens under her 38 'wings; and ye would not! Behold, your house is left 'unto you desolate. For I say unto you, ye will not see me henceforth, till ye shall say; Blessed is he that 'cometh in the name of the Lord.'

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And Jesus being come out was going from the temple; and his disciples came to show him the buildings of the 2 temple. And Jesus said unto them; 'Do ye not see all 'these things? verily I say unto you, there will not be 'left here a stone upon a stone, that will not be thrown 'down.' And as he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him apart, saying; 'Tell us, when 'will these things be? and what will be the sign of 4thy coming, and of the end of the age?' And Jesus answered and said unto them; Take heed that no one 5 deceive you. For many will come in my name, saying; 6 'I am the Christ; and will deceive many. And ye will 'hear of wars and rumours of wars; see that ye be not 'troubled; for all things must come to pass, but the end 7 'is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and 'kingdom against kingdom; and there will be famines, 8 'and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. And 9 all these are the beginning of sorrows. Then will they

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' deliver you up to tribulation, and will kill you; and ye 'will be hated by all the nations for my name's sake. 'And then will many be made to sin, and will betray one 10 'another, and will hate one another. And many false 11 'prophets will arise, and will deceive many. And because 12 'iniquity shall abound, the love of the many will grow 'cold. But he that endureth to the end, he will be saved. And these the good tidings of the kingdom will be 14 'preached in all the world for a witness unto all the 'nations; and then will the end come. When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of 'through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place,' (whoso readeth let him understand;) then let them that 'be in Judea flee to the mountains; let not him that is 17 'on the housetop come down to take the things out of his 'house; neither let him that is in the field return back to 18 'take up his clothes. And alas for them that are with 19 child, and for them that give suck in those days! But 20 'pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on a sabbath; for then there will be a great tribulation, 21 'such as has not been from the beginning of the world 'till now, no, nor shall be. And unless those days be 'shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the sake of 'the chosen those days will be shortened. Then if any 23 'one shall say unto you; Lo, here is the Christ; or, here; 'believe it not. For false Christs and false prophets will 24 ' arise, and will show great signs and wonders, so as to 'deceive, if possible, even the chosen. Behold, I have 25 'foretold it to you. If therefore they say unto you; 'Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth; Behold, he is ' in the chambers; believe it not. For as the lightning 27 'cometh out of the east and shineth to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of man be. For wherever 28 'the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together. 'And immediately after the tribulation of those days the 29 sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her 'light, and the stars will fall from heaven, and the strength of the heavens will be shaken. And then will appear the sign of the Son of man in the heavens; and then will 'all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they will see the

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