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dead, bare record. For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle. The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.
And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude, said unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples. And he answered and said unto them: “I tell you, that “ if these should hold their peace, the stones “ would immediately cry out.”
And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, “ If thou hadst “known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the
things which belong unto thy peace! but now “ they are hid from thine eyes. For the days shall “come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a “ trench about thee, and compass thee round, and
keep thee in on every side, and shall lay thee “even with the ground, and thy children within “ thee, and they shall not leave in thee one stone
upon another: because thou knewest not the “ time of thy visitation.”
And when He was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee. And Jesus went into the temple of God, and looked round about upon all things. And the blind and the lame came to him in 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 Son of David; they were sore displeased, and said unto him ; Hearest thou what these say? And Jesus saith unto them, Yea; have ye never read, “ Out of the mouths of babes “ and sucklings, thou hast perfected praise ?”
John xii. 20-50. And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast: The same came to Philip, which was of Bethsaida of Galilee, and desired him, saying, Sir, we would see Jesus. Philip cometh and telleth Andrew: and again, Andrew and Philip told Jesus.
And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour “ is come, that the Son of man should be glori“ fied. Verily, verily I say unto you, except a corn “ of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth “ alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. “He that loveth his life, shall lose it: and he that “ hateth his life in this world, shall keep it unto “ life eternal. If any man serve me, let him follow “me; and where I am, there shall also my servant “be: If any man serve me, him will my Father “ honour.
“Now is my soul troubled ; and what shall I
say ? Father, save me from this hour: but for “ this cause came I unto this hour. Father, glo
rify thy name!” Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. The people therefore that stood. by, and heard it, said that it thundered: others said, An angel spake unto him. Jesus answered, and said, “This voice came not because of me, but “ for your sakes. Now is the judgment of this world, now shall the prince of this world be cast
And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, “ will draw all men unto me." This he said, signifying what death he should die. The people answered him, We have heard out
the law, that Christ abideth for ever : and how sayest thou, the Son of man must be lifted up? who is this Son of man? Then Jesus said unto them: “ Yet a little while is the light with you: walk
“ while ye have the light, lest darkness come
upon you : for he that walketh in darkness, “ knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have
light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light.”
These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them. But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him : that the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report! and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory and spake of him. Nevertheless among the chief rulers also, many believed on him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue. For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
But Jesus (as he went away) cried, and said, “ He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, “ but on him that sent me: and he that seeth me, “ seeth him that sent me. I am come a light into “ the world, that whosoever believeth in me should “not abide in darkness. And if
any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for “ I came not to judge the world, but to save the “ world. He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not
my words, hath one that judgeth him : the word “ that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in “ the last day. For I have not spoken of myself; o6 but the Father which sent me, he gave me a “ commandment, what I should say, and what
" I should speak. And I know that his command“ ment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak “ therefore, even as the Father said unto me, “ so I speak.”
Matt. xxi. 17. Mark xi. 11. And he left them, and went out of the city unto Bethany with the twelve, and he lodged there.
THE ACTS OF MONDAY.
Matt. xxi. 18, 19. Mark xi. 12-19. Luke xix.
47, 48. On the morrow, in the morning, as he returned into the city, he hungered. And seeing a fig-tree afar off, in the way, having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon; and when he came to it, he found nothing thereon, but leaves only; for the time of figs was not yet. And Jesus answered, and said unto it, “No man eat fruit of “thee hereafter for ever.” And his disciples heard it. And presently the fig-tree withered away.
And they came to Jerusalem: and Jesus went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold doves; and would not suffer that any man should carry any vessel through the temple. And he taught, saying unto them, “ Is it not “ written, My house shall be called of all nations
house of prayer? but ye have made it a den “ of thieves." And the scribes and chief-priests heard it, and sought how they might destroy him : for they feared him, because all the people were very attentive to hear him, and were astonished at
his doctrine. And when even was come, he went - out of the city
THE ACTS OF TUESDAY.
Matt. xxi. 20-22. Mark xi. 20-26. In the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig-tree dried up from the roots : and when the disciples saw it, they marvelled, saying, How soon is the fig-tree withered away! And Peter said unto him, Master, behold the fig-tree, which thou cursedst, is withered away. And Jesus answering, saith unto them: “Have faith in God. 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 removed, and be thou cast into the sea, “ it shall be done. Therefore I say unto you, all
things whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believe " that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. “ And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have
aught against any: that your Father also which " is in heaven, may forgive you your trespasses. “ But if you do not forgive, neither will your ~ Father which is in heaven, forgive your tres“ passes.” Matt. xxi. 23-27. Mark xi. 27-33. Luke xx.1-8.
And they come again to Jerusalem, and as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief-priests and the scribes came upon him with the elders, and spake unto him, saying, Tell us, by what authority doest thou these things? and who gave thee this authority to do these things? And Jesus answered and said unto them,
I will also ask you one question, which if ye tell
me, I in likewise will tell you, by what authority “ I do these things. The baptism of John, whence
was it? was it from heaven, or of men ? answer