PARABLE (IN OT)
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That I may bless them who bless thee, But him who maketh light of thee, will I curse, - So shall be, blessed in thee, all the families of the ground.
So he took up his parable and said, - From Aram, doth Balak conduct me, The king of Moab, from the mountains of the East, Come thou! curse me Jacob, Yea, come thou! rage on Israel.
So then Yahweh sent Nathan the prophet unto David, - who therefore came unto him and said to him - Two men, there were in a certain city, the one, rich, and, the other, poor.
So then Yahweh sent Nathan the prophet unto David, - who therefore came unto him and said to him - Two men, there were in a certain city, the one, rich, and, the other, poor. The, rich, man had flocks and herds exceeding many;
The, rich, man had flocks and herds exceeding many; whereas the, poor, man had, nothing, - save one little lamb, which he had made his own, and sustained, and it had grown up with him and with his children, all together, - of his own morsel, used it to eat, and, out of his own cup, used it to drink, and, in his own bosom, used it to lie, and it was to him, as a daughter.
whereas the, poor, man had, nothing, - save one little lamb, which he had made his own, and sustained, and it had grown up with him and with his children, all together, - of his own morsel, used it to eat, and, out of his own cup, used it to drink, and, in his own bosom, used it to lie, and it was to him, as a daughter. Now there came a traveller to the rich man, but he thought it a pity to take of his own flock, or his own herd, to make ready for the wayfarer who had come to him, - so he took the lamb of his poor neighbour, and made ready for the man who had come to him.
Now there came a traveller to the rich man, but he thought it a pity to take of his own flock, or his own herd, to make ready for the wayfarer who had come to him, - so he took the lamb of his poor neighbour, and made ready for the man who had come to him.
Now, thy maidservant, had two sons, and they two strove together in the field, with none to tear them apart, - so the one smote the other, and slew him.
And he spake three thousand proverbs, - and it came to pass that, his songs, were a thousand and five.
And so it was, when, the king, was passing, he, cried out unto the king, - and said - Thy servant, went out in the midst of the battle, and lo! a man, turned aside and brought unto me a man, and said - Keep this man, if he be, missing, then shall, thy life, go for, his life, or, a talent of silver, shalt thou weigh out.
And Job again took up his measure, and said: -
And Job again took up his measure, and said,
The willing-hearted of the peoples, have gathered themselves together, The people of the God of Abraham; For, to God, belong the shields of the earth, Greatly is he exalted.
I will bend, to a by-word, mine ear, I will open, on the lyre, mine enigma.
I will open, in a parable, my mouth, I will pour forth enigmas out of antiquity; -
A vine out of Egypt, thou didst remove, Thou didst cast out nations, and plant it;
The proverbs of Solomon, son of David, King of Israel:
The Proverbs of Solomon: A wise son, maketh a glad father, but, a foolish son, is the grief of his mother.
Useless are the legs of the lame, and a proverb, in the mouth of a dullard. Like tying a stone to a sling, so, is he that giveth honour, to a dullard. read more. A brier cometh into the hand of a drunken-man, a proverb into the mouth of dullards.
Hear O heavens, And give ear, O earth, for Yahweh, hath spoken: - Sons, have I brought up, and advanced, And, they, have rebelled against me. An ox knoweth, his owner, And an ass his masters crib, - Israel, doth not know, My people doth not consider.
Let me sing, I pray you, for a well-beloved of mine, The song of my beloved concerning his vineyard: - A vineyard, had my well-beloved on a very fruitful hill; And he thoroughly digged it, And gathered out the stones thereof, And planted it with a precious vine, And built a tower in the midst thereof, Moreover also a wine-press, hewed he therein, - Then waited he that it should bring forth grapes. And it brought forth wild grapes: read more. Now, therefore, O inhabitant of Jerusalem, And men of Judah, - Judge, I pray you, betwixt me, and my vineyard: - What could have been done further to my vineyard, That I had not done in it? Why then - When I had waited that it should bring forth grapes, Brought it forth, wild grapes? Now, therefore, I pray you, let me tell, you, what I am about to do to my vineyard, - To take away the fence thereof And it shall be eaten up, To destroy the wall thereof And it shall be trodden down; And I will make it a waste; - It shall be neither pruned nor hoed, But there shall come up briars and thorns, - And upon the clouds, will I lay a charge, That they rain thereon no rain. Surely the vineyard of Yahweh of hosts, is the house of Israel, And, the men of Judah, are the plantation in which he dearly delighted, - And he waited, For equity but lo! murderous iniquity, For the rule of right but lo the cry of the wronged. Alas for them who join house to house, Field to field, bring they near, - Until there is no room, But ye are left to dwell alone in the midst of the land.
that thou shalt take up this taunt over the king of Babylon, and shalt say: - How hath ceased the oppressor! Ceased the exactress!
All day long, doth the plowman plow for sowing? Doth he continue laying open and harrowing his soil? Doth he not when he hath levelled the face thereof, Cast abroad the fennel? And, the cummin, doth he not scatter? And plant wheat in rows, And barley in a lot, And spelt in the border thereof? read more. Yea One hath trained him to good judgment, His God, directeth him. For not with a sledge, must, black coriander be threshed, Nor must, the wheel of a cart, on cummin, be turned, But with a staff, must fennel be eaten, And cummin with a rod: Bread-corn, must be crushed, - Yet would he not be evermore, threshing, it, So he hasteneth over it the wheel of his cart, with his horsemen, He crusheth it not!
The wolf and the lamb, shall feed, in unity, And, the lion, as an ox, shall eat straw; But as for the serpent, dust, shall be his food: They shall not harm - Nor shall they destroy, In all my holy mountain, saith Yahweh.
Son of man Put thou forth a riddle And speak thou a parable,- Unto the house of Israel:
Then said I, Ah! My Lord Yahweh: They are saying of me, Is not he a putter forth of parables?
Put thou forth therefore, against the perverse house a parable, and say unto them Thus saith My Lord, Yahweh: Sot on the caldron set it on, Moreover also pour into it water:
In that day, shall one take up against you a by-word, and lament a lamentable lamentation, saying - we are made, utterly desolate, the portion of my people, he passeth to others, - How doth he set me aside! To an apostate, our fields, doth he apportion.
For yet is the vision for an appointed time, still, it presseth towards an end, and will not deceive, - if it tarry, wait thou for it, for it, surely cometh, - will not be too late.
And Jesus was going round throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and proclaiming the glad-message of the kingdom, - and curing every disease, and every infirmity, among the people.
Beware of false prophets, who come unto you in clothing of sheep, - while, within, they are ravening wolves. By their fruits, shall ye find, them, out, - unless perhaps men gather - from thorns, grapes! or, from thistles, figs! read more. So, every good tree, fine fruit, produceth, - whereas, the worthless tree, evil fruit, produceth: It is, impossible, for a, good tree, to be bearing, evil fruit, neither doth, a worthless tree, produce, fine fruit. Every tree that beareth not fine fruit, is hewn down, and, into fire, is cast. After all then, by their fruits, shall ye find, them, out. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord! Lord! shall enter into the kingdom of the heavens, - but he that doeth the will of my Father who is in the heavens. Many, will say unto me, in, that, day, Lord! Lord! did we not, in thy name, prophesy, and, in thy name, cast, demons, out, - and, in thy name, many works of power, perform? And, then, will I confess unto them, Never, have I acknowledged you, - Depart from me, ye workers of lawlessness! Every one, therefore, who heareth thesemy words, and doeth them, shall be likened to a prudent man, who built his house upon the rock; And the rain descended, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and rushed against that house, and it fell not; for it had been founded upon the rock. And every one who heareth these my words, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand; And the rain descended, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and dashed against that house, and it fell; and, the fall thereof, was, great.
And Jesus saith unto him: The foxes, have, dens, and, the birds of the heavens, nests, - but, the Son of Man, hath not where, his head he may recline.
say, We played the flute to you, and ye danced not, - we sang a lament, and ye beat not the breast.
On that day, Jesus, going out of the house, was sitting near the sea:
On that day, Jesus, going out of the house, was sitting near the sea: and there were gathered unto him, large multitudes, so that, he, into a boat, entered, and was sitting, and, all the multitude, on the beach was standing.
and there were gathered unto him, large multitudes, so that, he, into a boat, entered, and was sitting, and, all the multitude, on the beach was standing. And he spake unto them many things, in parables, saying: Lo! the sower went forth to sow, -
And he spake unto them many things, in parables, saying: Lo! the sower went forth to sow, - and, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell by the pathway, and, the birds, came, and devoured it;
and, as he sowed, some, indeed, fell by the pathway, and, the birds, came, and devoured it; And, some, fell on the rocky places, where it had not much earth, - and, straightway, it sprang up, because if had no depth of earth;
And, some, fell on the rocky places, where it had not much earth, - and, straightway, it sprang up, because if had no depth of earth; and, the sun arising, it was scorched, and, because it had no root, it withered away;
and, the sun arising, it was scorched, and, because it had no root, it withered away; And, some, fell upon the thorns, and the thorns came up, and choked it;
And, some, fell upon the thorns, and the thorns came up, and choked it; But, some, fell upon the good ground, and did yield fruit, - this, indeed a hundred fold, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty.
But, some, fell upon the good ground, and did yield fruit, - this, indeed a hundred fold, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty. He that hath ears, let him hear.
He that hath ears, let him hear. And the disciples, coming near, said to him, Wherefore, in parables, art thou speaking to them? read more. And, he, answering, said, Because, unto you, hath it been given, to get to know the sacred secrets of the kingdom of the heavens, - whereas, unto them, hath it not been given.
And, he, answering, said, Because, unto you, hath it been given, to get to know the sacred secrets of the kingdom of the heavens, - whereas, unto them, hath it not been given. For, whosoever hath, it shall be given, to him, and he shall be made to abound, - but, whoever hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken from him? read more. For this reason, in parables, unto them, do I speak, - because, seeing, they see not, and, hearing, they hear not, - neither do they understand. And, again is being fulfilled in them, the prophecy of Isaiah, which saith, - They shall, surely hear, and yet will not understand, and, surely see, and yet not perceive; For the heart of this people hath become dense, and, with their ears, heavily have they heard, and, their eyes, have they closed, - lest, once they should see with their eyes, and, with their ears, should hear, and, with their hearts, should understand, and return; when I would certainly heal them. But happy are, your, eyes, that they see, and your ears, that they hear; For, verily, I say unto you - Many prophets and righteous men, have coveted to see what ye see, and have not seen, and to hear what ye hear, and have not heard. Hear, ye, then, the parable of him that sowed: - When anyone heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, the wicked one cometh, and catcheth up that which hath been sown in his heart, - this, is he, by the pathway, sown.
When anyone heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, the wicked one cometh, and catcheth up that which hath been sown in his heart, - this, is he, by the pathway, sown. And, he on the rocky places sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, and, straightway, with joy, receiveth it;
And, he on the rocky places sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, and, straightway, with joy, receiveth it; yet hath he no root in himself, but is, only for a season, - and, there arising, tribulation or persecution because of the word, straightway, he findeth cause of stumbling.
yet hath he no root in himself, but is, only for a season, - and, there arising, tribulation or persecution because of the word, straightway, he findeth cause of stumbling. And, he among the thorns sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, - and, the anxiety of the age and the deceit of riches, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh.
And, he among the thorns sown, the same, is he that, heareth the word, - and, the anxiety of the age and the deceit of riches, choke up the word, and, unfruitful, it becometh. But, he on the good ground sown, the same, is he who doth hear and understand the word, who, indeed, beareth fruit and produceth, - this, a hundred, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty.
But, he on the good ground sown, the same, is he who doth hear and understand the word, who, indeed, beareth fruit and produceth, - this, a hundred, and, that, sixty, and, the other, thirty. Another parable, put he before them, saying - The kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man sowing good seed in his field;
Another parable, put he before them, saying - The kingdom of the heavens hath become like a man sowing good seed in his field; and, while men were sleeping, his enemy came, and sowed over darnel, in among the wheat, - and away he went.
and, while men were sleeping, his enemy came, and sowed over darnel, in among the wheat, - and away he went. And, when the blade shot up, and brought forth, fruit, then, appeared, the darnel also.
And, when the blade shot up, and brought forth, fruit, then, appeared, the darnel also. And the servants of the householder, coming near, said to him, - Sir! was it not, good seed, thou didst sow in thy field? Whence then hath it, darnel?
And the servants of the householder, coming near, said to him, - Sir! was it not, good seed, thou didst sow in thy field? Whence then hath it, darnel? And he said unto them - An enemy, hath, done this. And they say, unto him - Wilt thou, then, that we go and collect it?
And he said unto them - An enemy, hath, done this. And they say, unto him - Wilt thou, then, that we go and collect it? And, he, saith - Nay! lest, at any time, while collecting the darnel, ye uproot, along with it, the wheat: read more. Suffer both to grow together until the harvest, and at, harvest time, I will say unto the reapers, - Collect ye first, the darnel, and bind it into bundles, with a view to the burning it up; but, the wheat, be gathering it into my barn.
that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken through the prophet, saying - I will open, in parables, my mouth, I will bring up things hidden from the foundation!
The kingdom of the heavens is like unto, a treasure hid in the field, which a man, finding, hid, - and, by reason of his joy, withdraweth and selleth whatsoever he hath, and buyeth that field. Again, the kingdom of the heavens is, like, unto, a merchant, seeking beautiful pearls, -
And, the Pharisees and Sadducees coming near, putting him to the test, requested him, a sign out of the heaven, to shew unto them. But, he, answering said unto them -
A wicked and adulterous generation, a sign, doth seek after, and, a sign, will not be given it, - save the sign of Jonah. And, leaving them behind, he departed.
In that hour came, the disciples unto Jesus, saying - Who then is, greatest, in the kingdom of the heavens? And, calling near a child, he set it in the midst of them, read more. and said - Verily, I say unto you, Except ye turn and become as the children, in nowise, shall ye enter into the kingdom of the heavens. Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this child, the same, is the greatest, in the kingdom of the heavens;
But that servant, going out, found one of his fellow-servants, who owed him, a hundred denaries, and, laying hold of him, he began seizing him by the throat, saying, Pay! if anything thou owest. His fellow servant, therefore, falling down, began beseeching him, saying, Have patience with me! And I will pay thee. read more. He, however, would not, but went away and cast him into prison, - until he should pay what was owing. His fellow-servants, therefore, seeing, the things that were done, were grieved exceedingly, - and went and made quite plain to their master all the things which had been done. Then, calling him near, his master saith unto him - O wicked servant! All that debt, forgave I thee, because thou didst beseech me. Was it not binding, upon thee also, to have mercy upon thy fellow-servant, as, I also, on thee, had mercy? And, provoked to anger, his master delivered him up to the torturers, until he should pay all that was owing. Thus, my heavenly Father also, will do unto you, if ye forgive not each one his brother, from your hearts.
And, he, said to her - What desirest thou? She saith unto him - Bid, that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand, and one on thy left, in thy kingdom.
But how, to you, doth it seem? A man, had two sons: coming unto the first, he said, Son! go thy way, to-day, be working in the vineyard.
Another parable, hear ye: - A man there was, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and, a wall around it, placed, and digged in it a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, - and left home.
Another parable, hear ye: - A man there was, a householder, who planted a vineyard, and, a wall around it, placed, and digged in it a wine-vat, and built a tower, and let it out to husbandmen, - and left home. And, when the season of fruits drew near, He sent forth his servants unto the husbandmen to receive his fruits. read more. And the husbandmen, taking his servants, one, indeed, they beat, and, another, slew, - and, another, stoned. Again, sent he forth other servants, more than the first, and they did unto them, likewise. Afterwards, however, he sent forth unto them his son, saying, - They will pay deference unto my son! But, the husbandmen, seeing the son, said among themselves, - This, is, the heir: Come on! Let us slay him, and have his inheritance. And, taking him, they cast him forth outside the vineyard, - and slew him. When therefore the master of the vineyard shall come, what will he do unto those husbandmen? They say unto him - Miserable men! Miserably, will he destroy them; and will let out, the vineyard, to other husbandmen, who will render unto him the fruits in their seasons. Jesus saith unto them - Have ye, never, read in the Scriptures, A stone which the builders rejected, the same, hath become, head of the corner: From the Lord, hath this come to pass, and is marvellous in our eyes. Wherefore I say unto you, The kingdom of God, will be taken away from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof: And, he that falleth on this stone, will be sorely bruised; but, on whomsoever it may fall, it will utterly destroy him. And the Chief-priests and the Pharisees, hearing his parables, took note, that, concerning them, he was speaking. And, seeking to secure him, they feared the multitudes; since, for a prophet, were they holding him.
Now, five of them, were foolish, and, five, prudent.
For it is, just as a man, who, going from home, called his own servants, and delivered up to them his substance; And, to one, indeed, gave he five talents, and, to another, two, and, to another, one, - to each according to his particular ability, and went from home. read more. Straightway, he who, the five talents, had received, went and traded with them, and gained other five: Likewise, he of the two, gained other two: But, he who the one had received, went away, and digged up ground, and hid the silver of his lord. And, after a long time, cometh the lord of those servants, and reckoneth with them. And he who the five talents had received, coming forward, brought other five talents, saying, - Lord! five talents, to me, thou didst deliver up: See! other five talents, I gained. His lord said unto him - Well-done! good and faithful servant, - Over a few things wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. He also of the two talents, coming forward, said - Lord! two talents, to me, didst thou deliver up: See! other two talents, I gained. His lord said unto him - Well-done! good and faithful servant, - Over a few things, wast thou faithful, over many things, will I appoint thee: Enter into the joy of thy lord. But he also who, the one talent, had received, coming forward, said - Lord I knew thee, that thou art a, hard, man, reaping, where thou hast not sown, - and gathering, whence thou hast not winnowed; And, overcome with fear, I went away, and hid thy talent in the ground: See! thou hast what is thine! And his lord, answering, said unto him - O wicked servant, and cowardly, knewest thou that I reap, where I have not sown, and gather, whence I have not winnowed? It was binding on thee, therefore, to cast my silver into the money-changers, - and, I, when I, came, might have obtained what was mine, with interest. Therefore take away, from him, the talent, and give unto him that hath the ten talents; For, to every one that hath, shall be given, and he shall be made to abound; but, from him that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken away from him: And, the unprofitable servant, cast ye forth into the darkness, outside: There, shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
A stranger, was I, and ye took me not home, naked, and ye clothed me not, sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
And he was saying - Thus, is the kingdom of God: As a man may cast seed upon the earth, and be sleeping and rising, night and day, - and the seed be sprouting, and lengthening itself, - how, he, knoweth not: read more. of itself, the earth beareth fruit, - first, a blade, afterwards, an ear, after that, full corn in the ear; but, as soon as the fruit yieldeth itself up, straightway, he sendeth forth the sickle, because standing by is the harvest. -
As a man from home - having left his house, and given his servants the authority, to each one, his work, - and, unto the porter, hath given command, that he should watch: - Be watching, therefore, for ye know not, when, the master of the house, is coming, - whether at even, or at midnight, or at cock-crowing, or at early morn; - read more. Lest, coming suddenly, he find you, sleeping. But, what, unto you, I say, unto all, I say: - Be watching.
And all were filled with wrath, in the synagogue, as they heard these things.
Two debtors, there were, to a certain creditor, - the one, owed five hundred denaries, and, the other, fifty. they not having wherewith to pay, he forgave, both. Which of them, therefore, will love him, more? read more. Making answer, Simon said - I suppose, that he to whom, the more, he forgave. And, he, said unto him - Rightly, hast thou judged.
And, he, said - Unto you, hath it been given, to get to know the sacred secrets of the kingdom of God; but, unto the rest, in parables, - in order that, seeing, they may not see, and, hearing, they may not understand.
And taking up the question , Jesus said - A certain man, was going down from Jerusalem unto Jericho, and, with robbers, fell in, - who, stripping him, and inflicting, wounds, upon him, departed, leaving him, half dead. And, by chance, a certain priest, was coming down by that road, and, seeing him, passed by, on the opposite side. read more. And, in like manner, a Levite also, coming down to the place, and seeing him, passed by, on the opposite side. But, a certain Samaritan, going on his journey, came down to him, and, seeing him, was moved with compassion; and, coming near, bound up his bruises, pouring thereon oil and wine, - and, setting him on his own beast, brought him into an inn, and took care of him. And, on the morrow, throwing out two denaries, he gave them to the inn-keeper, and said - Take care of him, and, whatsoever thou shall further spend, I, when on my way back, will duly pay thee. Which of these three, seemeth unto thee to have become, neighbour, unto him who fell among the robbers? And, he, said - He who dealt mercifully with him. And Jesus said unto him - Be taking thy journey, and, thou, be doing, in like manner.
And he said unto them - Who from among you, shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him - Friend! supply me with three loaves, forasmuch as, a friend of mine, hath come off a journey unto me, and I have not what I can set before him; read more. and, he, from within, shall answer, and say - Be not disturbing me, - already, the door hath been fastened, and, my children, with me, are, in bed: I cannot rise and give thee? I say unto you - Even though he will not give him, rising because of his being a friend of his, because, at least, of his importunity, he will rouse himself, and give him as many as he needeth. I, therefore, unto you, say - Be asking, and it shall be given to you, Be seeking, and ye shall find, - Be knocking, and it shall be opened unto you.
But which is the father, from among yourselves, whom the son will ask for, a fish, who, instead of a fish, will give him, a serpent? Or shall also ask, an egg, who will give him, a scorpion? read more. If therefore, ye, being, evil, know how to be giving, good gifts, unto your children, how much rather, will, the heavenly Father, give Holy Spirit unto them that ask him!
And he spake a parable unto them, saying - A certain rich man's estate, bare well. And he began to deliberate within himself, saying - What shall I do? because I have not where I can gather my fruits. read more. And he said - This, will I do, - I will pull down my barns, and, greater ones, build, and gather, there, all my wheat and good things; and will say to my soul - Soul! thou hast many good things lying by for many years: be taking thy rest, eat, drink,be making merry! But God said unto him - Simple one! on this very night, they are asking, thy soul, from thee; The things, then, which thou hast prepared, whose shall they be? So, is he that is laying up treasure for himself, and is not rich, towards God.
Let your loins be girded, and your lamps burning, And, ye yourselves, like unto men awaiting their own lord, once he may break up out of the marriage-feast, - that, when he cometh and knocketh, straightway, they may open unto him. read more. Happy those servants, whom the lord, when he cometh, shall find watching! Verily, I say unto you - he will gird himself, and make them recline, and, coming near, will minister unto them. And, if, in the second, or if, in the third, watch, he come and find, thus, happy, are, they! But, of this, be taking note - Had the householder known, in what hour the thief was coming, he would have watched, and not suffered his house, to be digged through.
And the Lord said - Who then is the faithful steward, the prudent one, whom the lord will appoint over his body of attendants, to be giving, in due season, the measured allowance of wheat? Happy, that servant, whom the lord, when he cometh shall find doing, thus! read more. Of a truth, I say unto you - Over all his possessions, will he appoint him. But, if that servant should say in his heart - My lord delayeth to come! and should begin to be striking the youths and the maidens, - to be eating also, and drinking, and making himself drunk, The lord of that servant, will have come - on a day when he is not expecting, and in an hour when he is not taking note, - and will cut him asunder, and, his part, with the unfaithful, will appoint.
Nay! I tell you, but, except ye repent, ye, all, in like manner, shall perish. Or, those eighteen, upon whom fell the tower in Siloam, and slew them, suppose ye that, they, had become, debtors, beyond all the men who were dwelling in Jerusalem? read more. Nay! I tell you, but, except ye repent, ye, all, in the same way, shall perish. And he went on to speak this parable: - A certain man had, a fig-tree, planted in his vineyard, and he canto seeking fruit therein, and found none. And he said unto the vine-dresser - Lo! three years, I come, seeking fruit in this fig-tree, and find none. Cut it down! Why doth it make, even the round useless? And, he, answering, saith unto him - Sir! let it alone this year also, until such time as I dig about it, and throw in manure, -
Whensoever thou hast been invited by anyone unto a marriage feast, do not recline on the first couch; lest once, a more honourable than thou, have been invited by him,
Moreover he went on to say, unto him also who had invited him, - Whensoever thou mayest be making a dinner or a supper, do not call thy friends, or thy brothers, or thy kinsfolk, or rich neighbours, - lest once, they also, invite thee in return, and it become a recompense unto thee. But, whensoever, an entertainment, thou mayest be making, invite the destitute, the tried, the lame, the blind;
And one of those reclining together, hearing these things, said unto him - Happy, whoever shall eat bread in the kingdom of God! But, he, said unto him - A certain man, was making a great supper, and invited many; read more. and he sent out his servant, at the hour of the supper, to say unto the invited - Be coming! because, even now, is it, ready. And they all began, one after another to excuse themselves. The first, said unto him - A field, have I bought, and have need to go out and see it: I request thee, hold me excused. And, another, said - Five yoke of oxen, have I bought, and am going my way to prove them; I request thee, hold me excused. And, another, said - A wife, have I married, and, for this cause, I cannot come! And, going near, the servant reported unto his lord these things. Then, provoked to anger, the master of the house said unto his servant - Go out quickly, into the broadways and streets of the city, - and, the destitute, and tried, and blind, and lame, bring thou in here. And the servant said - Lord! what thou didst order, hath been done; and, yet, there is, room. And the lord said unto the servant - Go out among the highways and fences, and compel them to come in; that my house may be filled. For, I say unto you - Not one of those men who had been invited, shall taste of my supper.
And he spake unto them this parable, saying - What man from among you, having a hundred sheep, and losing, from among them, one, doth not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go his way after the lost one, until he find it? read more. And, finding it, he layeth it upon his shoulders, rejoicing; and, coming unto his house, calleth together the friends and the neighbours, saying unto them - Rejoice with me! because I have found my sheep that was lost! I say unto you - Thus, joy in heaven, will there be, over one sinner repenting, rather than over ninety-nine righteous persons, who indeed have, no need, of repentance. Or, what woman, having, ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a lamp, and sweep the house, and seek carefully, until she find it? And, having found it, she calleth together her female friends and neighbours, saying - Rejoice with me! because I have found the piece of silver which I had lost. Thus, I say unto you, there ariseth joy in presence of the messengers of God, over one sinner repenting. And he said - A certain man, had two sons. And the younger of them said unto the father - Father! give me the share that falleth to me, of what there is. And, he, divided unto them the living. And, after not many days, the younger son, gathering all together, left home for a country far away, and, there, squandered his substance with riotous living. And, when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine throughout that country, - and, he, began to be in want. And he went his way, and joined himself unto one of the citizens of that country, and he sent him into his fields to be feeding swine. And he used to long to be filled with the pods which the swine were eating; and, no man, was giving unto him. But coming, to himself, he said - How many hired servants of my father, have bread enough and to spare, whereas, I, with famine, here, am perishing! I will arise, and go unto my father, and will say unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine, - Make me as one of thy hired servants. And he arose, and came unto his own father. Now, while yet he was holding afar off, his father saw him, and was moved with compassion, and, running, fell upon his neck, and tenderly kissed him. And the son said unto him - Father! I have sinned against heaven, and before thee: No longer, am I worthy to be called a son of thine, - make me as one of thy hired servants. But the father said unto his servants - Quick! bring forth a robe - the best! and put on him, and get out a ring for his hand, and sandals for his feet. And be bringing the fatted calf, sacrifice! and let us eat and make merry: Because, this my son, was, dead, and hath come to life again, was lost, and is found. And they began to be making merry. But his elder son was in a field; and, as, in coming, he drew near unto the house, he heard music and dancing, - and, calling near one of the youths, he inquired what these things, could be. And, he, said unto him, - Thy brother, hath come, and thy father hath sacrificed the fatted calf, because, safe and sound, hath he received him back. But he was provoked to anger, and would not go in. And, his father, coming out, began to entreat him. But, he, answering said unto his father - Lo! so many years as these, do I serve thee, and, at no time, a commandment of thine, have I transgressed, - And, unto me, at no time, hast thou given a kid, that, with my friends, I might make merry; But, when, this thy son, who had devoured thy living with harlots, came, thou didst sacrifice, for him, the fatted calf; But, he, said unto him - Child! thou, always, art, with me, and, all that is mine, is, thine; But, to make merry and rejoice, there was need, because, this thy brother - was, dead, and hath come to life again, and was lost, and is found.
Now, a certain man, was rich, and he used to clothe himself with purple and fine linen, making merry day by day, brilliantly. And, a certain beggar, by name Lazarus, used to be cast near his gate, full of sores, read more. and to long to be fed from the crumbs that fell from the table of the rich man: nay! even, the dogs, used to come and lick his sores. And it came to pass that the beggar died, and was carried away by the messengers, into the bosom of Abraham. And, the rich man also, died, and was buried. And, in hades, lifting up his eyes, being in torments, he seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And, he, calling out, said - Father Abraham! have mercy upon me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue, - because I am in anguish in this flame. But Abraham said - Child! remember - That thou didst duly received thy good things in thy life, and, Lazarus, in like manner, the evil things; but, now, here, he is comforted, and, thou, art in anguish. And, besides all these things, betwixt us and you, a great chasm, hath been fixed, - so that, they who might wish to cross over from hence unto you, should not be able, nor any, from thence unto us, be crossing over. But he said - I request thee then, father, that thou wouldst send him unto my father's house, - for I have five brethren; - that he may solemnly testify unto them, lest, they also, come into this place of torment. But Abraham saith - They have Moses and the Prophets: Let them hearken unto them. But, he, said - Nay! father Abraham, but, if one, from the dead, should go unto them, they would repent. But he said unto him - If, unto Moses and the Prophets, they do not hearken, neither, if one, from among the dead, should arise, would they be persuaded.
Neither shall they say - Lo, here! or, There. For lo! the kingdom of God, is, among you.
And he was speaking a parable unto them, as to its being needful for them always to pray, and not be faint-hearted; saying - A certain judge, there was in a certain city, - having, for God, no reverence, and, for man, no respect. read more. And, a widow, there was, in that city; and she kept coming unto him, saying - Vindicate me from mine adversary! And he was unwilling for a time; but, after these things, he said within himself - Although, neither God, I reverence, nor man, I respect, Yet, if only because this widow annoyeth me, I will vindicate her, - lest, persistently coming, she wholly wear me out. And the Lord said - Hear ye what, the unrighteous judge saith; - And shall, God, in any wise not execute the vindication of his chosen ones, who are crying out to him day and night, although he beareth long with regard to them? I tell you - He will execute their vindication, quickly! nevertheless, though, the Son of Man, do come, will he, after all, find the faith on the earth? And he spake, even unto certain who were confident in themselves that they were righteous, and were despising the rest, this parable: - Two men, went up into the temple to pray, one, a Pharisee, and, the other, a tax-collector.
Two men, went up into the temple to pray, one, a Pharisee, and, the other, a tax-collector. The Pharisee, taking his stand, these things unto himself was praying: O God! I thank thee, that I am not like the rest of men, - extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or, even as this tax-collector; read more. I fast twice in the week, I give a tenth of whatsoever things I gain! But, the tax-collector, afar off, standing, - would not so much as lift up, his eyes, unto heaven, but kept smiting his own breast saying - O God! be propitiated unto me, the sinner! I tell you - This one went down justified, unto his house, rather than that one; because, every one who exalteth himself, shall be abased, but, he that abaseth himself, shall be exalted?
But, Jesus, called them near, saying - Suffer, the children, to be coming unto me, and do not hinder them; for, of such, is the kingdom of God.
He said, therefore - A certain man, of noble birth, went into a country far away, to receive for himself a kingdom, and to return. And, calling ten servants of his own, he gave unto them ten minas, and said unto them - Do business, till I come. read more. But, his citizens, hated him, and sent off an embassy after him, saying - We desire not, this, man, to be made king over us! And it came to pass, when he returned, having received the kingdom, that he bade be called unto him these servants, to whom he had given the silver, that he might take note, what business they had done. And the first came near, saying - Lord! thy mina, hath made, ten minas. And he said to him - Well done! good servant. Because, in a very small thing, thou hast been, faithful, have thou authority over, ten cities. And the second came, saying - Thy mina, lord, hath made five minas. And he said, to him also, And, thou, be over five cities. And, the other, came, saying - Lord, lo! thy mina, which I kept lying by in a napkin; For I was afraid of thee, because, a harsh man, thou art, - Thou takest up, what thou layedst not down, and reapest, what thou sowedst not! He saith to him - Out of thy mouth, do I judge thee, O wicked servant! Thou knewest that, I, a harsh man, am, - taking up, what I laid not down, and reaping, what I did not sow; Wherefore, then, didst thou not place my silver upon a money-changer'stable, and, I, when I came, with interest might have exacted it? And, unto the by-standers, he said - Take, from him, the mina, and give unto him that hath, the ten minas; - And they said to him, Lord! he hath ten minas; - I tell you - Unto everyone that hath, shall be given, whereas, from him that hath not, even what he hath, shall be taken away. But, these mine enemies who desired not that I should be made king over them, bring ye here, and slay them outright before me.
And, when they were parting his garments, they cast lots.
and saying - If, thou, art the King of the Jews, save thyself.
Verily, verily, I say unto you: - He that entereth not, through the door, into the fold of the sheep, but goeth up from another place, that man, is, a thief, and, a robber. But, he that entereth through the door, is, shepherd, of the sheep: read more. To him, the porter openeth, and, the sheep, unto his voice, hearken: and, his own sheep, he calleth by name, and leadeth them forth.
To him, the porter openeth, and, the sheep, unto his voice, hearken: and, his own sheep, he calleth by name, and leadeth them forth. As soon as, all his own, he hath put forth, before them, he moveth on, and, the sheep, follow him, because they know his voice; read more. But, a stranger, will they in nowise follow, but will flee from him, because they know not the voice, of strangers. This similitude, spake Jesus unto them; but, those men, understood not what the things were which he was speaking unto them. Jesus, therefore, said, again - Verily, verily, I say unto you: - I, am the door of the sheep: All, as many as came before me, are thieves, and, robbers: but the sheep hearkened nor unto them.
I, am the real vine, and, my Father, is, the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit, He taketh it away; and, every one that beareth, fruit, He pruneth it, that, more fruit, it may bear. read more. Already, ye, are, pure, because of the word which I have spoken unto you: Abide in me, and, I, in you. Just as, the branch, cannot be bearing fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine, so, neither, ye, except, in me, ye abide. I, am the vine: Ye, are the branches. He that abideth in me and, I, in him, the same, beareth much fruit; because, apart from me, ye can bring forth, nothing. If one abide not me, he is cast out as the branch, and withered, and they gather them, - and, into fire, they cast them, and they are burned. If ye abide in me, and, my sayings, in you, abide, whatsoever ye may be desiring, ask! and it shall be brought to pass for you. Herein, was my Father glorified, that, much fruit, ye should bear, and become my disciples.
These things, in similitudes, have I spoken unto you: There cometh an hour, when, no longer in similitudes, will I speak unto you, but, openly, concerning the Father, will I tell you.
These things, in similitudes, have I spoken unto you: There cometh an hour, when, no longer in similitudes, will I speak unto you, but, openly, concerning the Father, will I tell you.
Jesus answered - My kingdom, is not of this world: If, of this world, had been my kingdom, mine own officers, would have been striving, that I should not be delivered up unto the Jews: but, now, my kingdom, is not from hence.
But God commendeth his own love unto us in that - we as yet being sinners, Christ in our behalf died.
The which is a similitude for the present season, according to which both gifts and sacrifices are offered, which cannot, as to the conscience, perfect him that rendereth the divine service: -