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"his several ability, and straightway took his "journey. Then he that had received the five "talents, went and traded with the same, and "made them other five talents. And likewise he "that had received two, he also gained other two. "But he that had received one, went and digged "in the earth, and hid his lord's money. After "a long time, the lord of those servants cometh "and reckoneth with them. And so he that re"ceived five talents, came and brought other five "talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me "five talents: behold, I have gained besides them "five talents more. His lord said unto him, Well "done, thou good and faithful servant; thou hast "been faithful over a few things, I will make "thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the "joy of thy lord. He also that had received two "talents, came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst "unto me two talents: behold, I have gained two "other talents besides them. His lord said unto "him, Well done, good and faithful servant; u thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will "make thee ruler over many things: enter thou M into the joy of thy lord. Then he which had "received the one talent, came and said, Lord, "I knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping "where thou hadst not sown, and gathering where "thou hadst not strawed: And I was afraid, and "went and hid thy talent in the earth: lo, there "thou hast that is thine. His lord answered and M said unto him, Thou wicked and slothful ser"vant, thou knewest that I reap where I sowed "not, and gather where I have not strawed. Thou "oughtest therefore to have put my money to the "exchangers, and then at my coming I should "have received mine own with usury. Take "therefore the talent from him, and give it unto "him which hath ten talents. For unto every "one that hath, shall be given, and he shall have "abundance: but from him that hath not, shall "be taken away, even that which he hath. And "cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer "darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing "of teeth.

"When the Son of man shall come in his glo"ry, and all the holy angels with him, then shall "he sit upon the throne of his glory. And be"fore him shall be gathered all nations; and he "shall separate them one from another, as a shep"herd divideth his sheep from the goats. And v* he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the "goats on the left. Then shall the King say unto "them on his right hand, Come ye blessed of my "Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you "from the foundation of the world. For I was "an hungered, and ye gave me meat: I was

. "thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, "and ye took me in: naked, and ye clothed "me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in "prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall "the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when "saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee? or "thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we 4 "thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, "and clothed thee? or when saw we thee sick or "in prison, and came unto thee? And the King "shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say "unto you, In as much as ye have done it unto "one of the least of these my brethren, ye have

, "done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto "them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye curM sed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil "and his angels. For I was an hungered, and ye

, "gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me

"no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not "in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick and in "prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they "also answer unto him, saying, Lord, when saw "we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, "or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minu ister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, "saying, Verily I say unto you, In as much as "ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did "it not to me. And these shall go away into "everlasting punishment, but the righteous into "life eternal."

And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples, "Ye "know that after two days is the feast of the pass"over, and the Son of man is betrayed to be "crucified." Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas, and consulted that they might « take Jesus by subtilty, and kill him. But they said, Not on the feast-day, lest there be an uproar among the people: for they feared the people.

IN OW before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come, that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own, which were in the world, he loved them unto the end. And supper being ended, (the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him) Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went .

THE ACTS OF WEDNESDAY.

John xiii. 1-30.

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to God; he riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments, and took a towel and girded himself. After that, he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash his disciples feet, and to wipe them with the towel, wherewith he was girded. Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet? Jesus answered and said unto him, "What I do, thou "knowest not now; but thou shalt know here"after." Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, " If I wash "thee not, thou hast no part with me." Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head. Jesus saith to him, "He that is washed, needeth not, save to wash ^ "his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are "clean, but not all." For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken ^. his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, "Know ye what I have done to you? "Ye call me Master, and Lord; and ye say well; "for so I am. If I then your Lord and Master, "have washed your feet, ye also ought to wash "one anothers feet. For I have given you an "example, that ye should do as I have done to "you. Verily, verily I say unto you, The ser"vant is not greater than his Lord, neither he "that is sent, greater than he that sent him. If "ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do "them. I speak not of you all; I know whom "I have chosen: but that the scripture may be ^ " fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me, hath "lifted up his heel against me. Now I tell.you "before it come, that when it is come to pass, ye "may believe that I am he. Verily, verily I say

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"unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send, "receiveth me: and he that receiveth me, receiv"eth him that sent me."

When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, "Verily, verily I "say unto you, that one of you shall betray me." Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was leaning on Jesus bosom, one of his disciples whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He then lying on Jesus breast, saith unto him, Lord, who is it? Jesus answered, "He it "is to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dip"ped it." And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And •= after the sop, Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, "That thou doest, do quickly." Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. For some of them thought, * because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast: or that he should give something to the poor. He then having received the sop, went immediately out: and it was night. Matt. xxvi. 14-16. Mark xiv. 10, 11. Luke xxii. 3-6.

And he went unto the chief priests and captains, and communed with them, how he might betray him unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. ' And he promised, and from that time, he sought opportunity to betray "him*, unto them in the absence of the multitude.

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