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CHRIST DINES WITH A PHARISEE.
Luke xi. 37-54.

37 And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him and he went in, and sat down to meat*.

38 And

when the Pharisee saw it, he
marvelled that he had not first
washed before dinner.
39 And
the Lord said unto him, Now
do ye Pharisees make clean
the outside of the cup and the

platter; but your inward part
is full of ravening and wicked-
ness. 40 Ye fools, did not he
that made that which is with-
out, make that which is within
also? 41 But rather give alms
of such things as ye have: and,
behold, all things are clean
unto you.
42 But woe unto you,
Pharisees for ye tithe mint,

* See Vol. Ministry, pp. 179–181.

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and rue, and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone. 43 Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets. 44 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.

45 Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying, thou reproachest us also. 46 And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers. 47 Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them. 48 Truly ye bear

witness, that ye allow the deeds

Luke xi. 37-54.

of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres. 49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute: 50 that the blood of all the prophets which were shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation; 51 from the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple : verily I say unto you, It shall

be required of this generation.
52 Woe unto you, lawyers! for
ye
have taken away the key of
knowledge ye entered not in
yourselves, and them that were
entering in, ye hindered.
53 And as he said these things
unto them, the scribes and the
Pharisees began to urge him
vehemently, and to provoke
him to speak of many things;
54 laying wait for him, and
seeking to catch something out
of his mouth, that they might
accuse him.

SECTION VI.

DISCIPLES WARNED AGAINST HYPOCRISY.
Luke xii. 1-12.

1 In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. 2 For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall

not be known. 3 Therefore
whatsoever ye have spoken in
darkness, shall be heard in the
light; and that which ye have
spoken in the ear in closets,
shall be proclaimed upon the
house-tops. 4 And I say unto
you, my friends, Be not afraid
of them that kill the body, and
after that have no more that
they can do.
5 But I will

* See Vol. Ministry, p. 189.

Luke xii. 1-12.

forewarn you whom ye shall
fear Fear him, which, after
he hath killed, hath power to
cast into hell: yea, I say unto
you, Fear him. 6 Are not five
sparrows sold for two farthings,
and not one of them is for-
gotten before God? 7 But
even the very hairs of your
head are all numbered.
not therefore: ye are of more
value than many sparrows.
8 Also I say unto you, Whoso-
ever shall confess me before
men, him shall the Son of man
also confess before the angels
of God. 9 But he that denieth

Fear

me before men, shall be denied
before the angels of God.
10 And whosoever shall speak
a word against the Son of man,
it shall be forgiven him but
unto him that blasphemeth
against the Holy Ghost, it
shall not be forgiven. 11 And
when they bring you unto the
synagogues, and unto magis-
trates, and powers, take ye no
thought how or what thing ye
shall answer, or what ye shall
say:
12 For the Holy Ghost
shall teach you in the same
hour what ye ought to say.

SECTION VII.

THE RICH MAN DYING SUDDENLY.
Luke xii. 13-21.

13 And one of the company said unto him, Master, speak to my brother, that he divide the inheritance with me. 14 And he said unto him, Man, who made me a judge, or a divider over you? 15 And he said unto them, Take heed, and beware of covetousness: for a man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he

possesseth.

16 And he spake

a parable unto them, saying,
The ground of a certain rich
man brought forth plentifully:
17 and he thought within him-
self, saying, What shall I do,
because I have no room where
to bestow my fruits?
18 And
he said, This will I do: I will
pull down my barns, and build
greater; and there will I be-

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22 And he said unto his dis

ciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what shall put ye

on*. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens for they neither sow, nor reap; which neither have store-house, nor barn; and God feedeth them: How much more are ye better than the fowls! 25 And which of you with taking thought, can add to his stature one cubit? 26 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye thought for the rest?

27 Consider the lilies how they grow they toil not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 28 If then God so clothe the grass, which is to-day in the field, and to-morrow is cast into the oven: how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith? 29 And seek not ye what ye shall eat or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.

31 But rather seek ye the

* See Vol. Ministry, p. 201.

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