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PICTURES BY JOHN EVERETT MILLAIS, R.A.
THE BROTHERS DALZIEL
SOCIETY FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE
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R. MILL AIS made his first drawing to illustrate
the Parables in August, 1857, and the last in
October, 1863. Thus he has been able to give that care
and consideration to his subjects, which the beauty as
well as the importance of The Parables" demanded;
for the work has extended over a period of six years.
The BROTHERS DALZIEL have seconded his efforts with
all earnestness, desiring, as far as their power would go,
to make the Pictures specimens of the art of wood
THE SOWER 7
THE LEAVEN IO
THE TARES 12
THE MUSTARD SEED . 14
THE HIDDEN TREASURE 15
THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE 17
THE DRAW-NET. .19
THE UNMERCIFUL SERVANT 20
THE LABOURERS IN THE VINEYARD 23
THE TWO SONS 26
THE WICKED HUSBANDMEN 27
THE TEN VIRGINS 30
THE SEED GROWING SECRETLY 34
THE FIG TREE 35
THE MERCIFUL CREDITOR 36
THE GOOD SAMARITAN .37
STHE IMPORTUNATE FRIEND .39
THE RICH MAN 42
THE FAITHFUL AND WICKED STEWARDS 43
THE BARREN FIG TREE 45
THE MARRIAGE OF THE KING'S SON. 46
THE WEDDING FEAST 49
THE MARRIAGE FEAST. 50
THE LOST SHEEP .53
THE LOST PIECE OF SILVER 55
THE PRODIGAL SON 57
THE UNJUST STEWARD 61
THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS 63
THE UNJUST JUDGE 66
THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN 68
THE TEN PIECES OF MONEY 70
THE GOOD SHEPHERD. 72
THE TRUE VINE 75
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I Itc nIrablc of tihe omter.
E I L LD, a sower went forth to: sow;
And \ hen he showed, some seeds fell by the way
side, and the fowls came and devoured them up:
Som, fell upon stony places, \here they had not much
earth: and fo:rtiwirth they sprung upiI, because they had
no deepness of earth
And \ hen the sun was up. they were scorched; and
because they had no roo:,t, thl\- withered away.
And some- fell among thorns and the thorns sprung
up, and choked them
But other fell into good ground, and brought forth
fruit, someI an hundredfold, some sixtylold, some thirty-
\\ho hath ears to hear, let him hear.
\\'hen any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and
undcrstandeth it not, then cometh the wicled one, and
catcheth awa\ that which was soli n in his heart. This
is he which rtc,,:-i\ ed, seed by the \\;a a ide
But he that received the seed into stony places, the
same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy
Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while :
for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the
word, by and by he is offended.
He also that received seed among the thorns is he that
heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the
deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh
But he that received seed into the good ground is he
that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also
beareth fruit, and bringeth forth,
some an hundredfold, some
Matthew xiii. 3-23.
tjCc 4larabl nf tie |eaben.
HE kingdom of heaven is like unto leaven, which a
woman took, and hid in three measures
of meal, till the whole
Matthew xiii. 33.
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(4e VarabIe of 14t cares.
HE kingdom of heaven is likened unto a man
which sowed good seed in his field:
But while men slept, his enemy came and sowed tares
among the wheat, and went his way.
But when the blade was sprung up, and brought forth
fruit, then appeared the tares also.
So the servants of the householder came and said unto
him, Sir, didst not thou sow good seed in thy field ? from
whence then hath it tares ?
He said unto them, An enemy hath done this. The
servants said unto him, Wilt thou then that we go and
gather them up ?
But he said, Nay; lest while ye gather up the tares, ye
root up also the wheat with them.
Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the
time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye
together first the tares, and bind them in bundles
to burn them: but gather the wheat
into my barn.
Matthew xiii. 24-30.
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C14t |arahle of tfe ultsarb etrb.
H E kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard
seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field:
Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is
grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a
tree, so that the birds of the air come
and lodge in the branches
Matthew xiii. 31, 32.
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THE HIDDEN TREASURE.
C^l ~ |arahlr of fj alette Cmsinx
H- E kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in
a field; the which, when a man hath found, he
hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he
hath, and buyeth that
Matthew xiii. 44.
THE PEARL OF GREAT PRICE.
dEe Varalbi of tj^ kcarl of Ixcuat rite.
HE kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant
man, seeking goodly pearls:
Who, when he had found one pearl of great price,
went and sold all that he had,
and bought it.
Matthew xiii. 45, 46.
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i e Varabhc of th grao-nd .
HE kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was
cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat
down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the
So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall
come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
And shall cast them into the furnace of fire :
there shall be wailing and gnashing
Matthew xiii. 47-50.
THE UNMERCIFUL SERVANT.
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6i Vlarabc of tfe 'nrruiful crb;iant,
HEREFORE is the kingdom of heaven likened
unto a certain king, which would .take account of
And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought
unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents.
But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord com-
manded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and
all that he had, and payment to be made.
The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped him,
saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee
Then the lord of that servant was moved with com-
passion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt.
But the same servant went out, and found one of his
fe'lowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and
he laid hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying,
Pay me that thou owest.
And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and be-
sought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will
pay thee all.
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ge Unmexdifn ule tnnt.
And he would not: but went and cast him into prison,
till he should pay the debt.
So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they
were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all
that was done.
Then his lord, after that he had called him, said unto
him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt,
because thou desiredst me :
Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy
fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee ?
And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the tor-
mentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him.
So likewise shall my heavenly Father do also unto you,
ifye from your hearts forgive not every one
his brother their
Matthew xviii. 23-35.
THE LABOURERS IN THE VINEYARD.
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i(Tt "andxk of 14t 1.iburAiTs in t(c Uinpeartr.
OR the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that
is an householder, which went out early in the
morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.
And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny
a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
And he went out about the third hour, and saw others
standing idle in the marketplace.
And said unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard, and
whatsoever is right I will give you. And they went their
Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and
And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found
others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye
here all the day idle ?
They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us.
He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and
whatsoever is right, that shall ye receive.
So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith
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unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their
hire, beginning from the last unto the first.
And when they came that were hired about the eleventh
hour, they received every man a penny.
But when the first came, they supposed that they should
have received more; and they likewise received every
man a penny.
And when they had received it, they murmured against
the goodman of the house,
Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and
thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne
the burden and heat of the day.
But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do
thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny ?
Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto
this last, even as unto thee.
Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own ?
Is thine eye evil, because I am good ?
So the last shall be first, and the first last:
for many be called, but
Matthew xx. i-16.
Ct/ I*tarhk af to ft w So .
LU T what think ye ? A certain man had two sons;:
and he came to the first, and said, Son, go work
to day in my vineyard.
He answered and said, I will not : but afterward he
repented, and went.
And he came to the second, and said likewise. And
he answered and said, I go, sir: and went not.
Whether of them twain did the will of his father ? They
say unto him, The first. Jesus saith unto them, Verily I
say unto you, That the publicans and the harlots go into-
the kingdom of God before you.
For John came unto you in the way of righteousness,.
and ye believed him not: but the publicans and the har-
lots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen it,
repented not afterward, that ye
might believe him.
Matthew xxi. 28-32.
1H1. WI'CKED) HIDANI)NILN.
e Vartable oi t1t 'ic kirh f|i)usbinbmciT,
HERE was a certain householder, which planted a
vineyard, and hedged it round about, and digged
a winepress in it, and built a tower, and let it out to hus-
bandmen, and went into a far country:
And when the time of the fruit drew near, he sent his
servants to the husbandmen, that they might receive the
fruits of it.
And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one,
and killed another, and stoned another.
Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and
they did unto them likewise.
But last of all he sent unto them his son, saying, They
will reverence my son.
But when the husbandmen saw the son, they said
among themselves, This is the heir; come, let us kill him,
and let us seize on his inheritance.
And they caught him, and cast him out of the vineyard,
and slew him.
When the lord therefore of the vineyard cometh, what
will he do unto those husbandmen ?
They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those
wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other hus-
bandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their
Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scrip-
tures, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is
become the head of the corner: this is the Lord's doing,
and it is marvellous in our eyes ?
Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall
be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth
the fruits thereof.
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken :
but on whomsoever it shall fall,
it will grind him
Matthew xxi. 33-44-
lgtr mithi b ub~nbac u
THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS.
HEN shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto
ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth
to meet the bridegroom.
And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.
They that were foolish took their lamps, and took .no
oil with them:
But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and
And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the
bridegroom cometh; go ye out to meet him.
Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil;
for our lamps are gone out.
But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be
not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that
sell, and buy for yourselves.
IHE FOOLISH VIRGINS.
And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and
they that were ready went in with him to the marriage:
and the door was shut.
Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord,.
Lord, open to us.
But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I
know you not.
Watch, therefore,forye know neither the day
nor the hour wherein the
Son of man
Matthew xxv. 1-13.
v/e Vaarae ahkof taei a rx b.2rinq $rrSerdfl
0 is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast
seed into the ground;
And should sleep, and rise night and day, and the seed
should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how.
For the earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the
blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.
But when the fruit is brought forth, immediately he
putteth in the sickle, because
the harvest is
Mark iv. 26-29.
0i4je PTraht aof ti't ifg row
OW learn a parable of the fig tree; When her
branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye
know that summer is near:
So ye in like manner, when ye shall see these things
come to pass, know that it is nigh, even at the doors.
Verily I say unto you, that this generation shall not
pass, till all these things be done.
Heaven and earth shall pass away : but my
words shall not pass
Mark xiii. 28-3 1.
I a3ralfe of it Igrtifnl Croditor.
HERE was a certain creditor which had two debt-
ors : the one owed five hundred pence, and the
And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave
them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love
Simon answered and said, I suppose that he, to whom
he forgave most. And he said unto him, Thou hast
And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon,
Seest thou this woman ? I entered into thine house, thou
gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my
feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head.
Thou gavest me no kiss : but this woman since the time
I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet.
My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman
hath anointed my feet with ointment.
Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many,
are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom
little is forgiven, the same
Luke vii. 41-47.
THE GOOD SAMARITAN.
Ch tarahk orf tie 6,o0r ;amaitaLn.
CERTAIN man went down from Jerusalem to
Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped
him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed,
leaving him half dead.
And by chance there came down a certain priest that
way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came
and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where
he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,
And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in
oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought
him to an inn, and took care of him.
And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two
pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take
care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when
I come again, I will repay thee.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neigh-
bour unto him that fell among the thieves ?
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then
said Jesus unto him, Go, and do
Luke x. 30-37.
THE IMPORTUNATE FRIEND.
CJ}e Varahh of tfr )(mpoorhunatc nvicinr.
HICH of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto
him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend
me three loaves;
For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and
I have nothing to set before him ?
And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me
not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me
in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.
I say unto you, though he will not rise and give him,
because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he
will rise and give him as many as he needeth.
And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seek-
eth findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
If a son shall ask breach of any of you that is a father,
will he give him a stone ? or if he ask a fish, will he for
a fish give him a serpent ?
Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion ?
If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto
your children: how much more shall your
heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit
to them that ask
Luke xi. 5-13.
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(14e arahd 1f f kl 1ir1 gtim.
HE ground of a certain rich man brought forth
And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I
do, because I have no room where to bestow my fruits ?
And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns,
and build greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits
and my goods.
And I will say to my soul, Soul, Thou hast much goods
laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and
But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul
shall be required of thee : then whose shall those things
be, which thou hast provided ?
So is he that layeth up treasure for himself,
and is not rich toward
Luke xii. 16-2 i.
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jUc 43arabfc of tf' ixaitfiful anb filil tr
HO then is that faithful and wise steward, whom
his lord shall make ruler over his household, to
give them their portion of meat in due season ?
Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh
shall find so doing.
Of a truth I say unto you, That he will make him ruler
over all that he hath.
But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delay-
eth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants
and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
The lord of that servant will come in a day when he
looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware,
and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his por-
tion with the unbelievers.
And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and pre-
pared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall
be beaten with many stripes.
But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy
of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto
whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much
required: and to whom men have
committed much, of him
they will ask
Luke xii. 42-48.
(e Vearalrb of frt nf ifvig 7rrIe.
CERTAIN man had a fig tree planted in his vine-
yard; and he came and sought fruit thereon,
and found none.
Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold,
these three years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree, and
find none: cut it down; why cumbereth it the ground ?
And he answering said unto him, Lord, let it alone this
year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it:
And if it bear fruit, well; and if not,
then after that thou
shalt cut it
Luke xiii. 6-9.
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THE MARRIAGE OF THE KING'S SON.
Cjpe | anlxke uf tjx It H r r it *M, 'n the AUinf's jiran
HE kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king,
which made a marriage for his son,
And sent forth his servants to call them that were
bidden to the wedding: and they would not come.
Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them
which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner:
my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are
ready: come unto the marriage.
But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to
his farm, another to his merchandise:
And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them
spitefully, and slew them.
But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth : and
he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers,
and burned up their city.
Then saith he to his servants, The wedding is ready,
but they which were bidden were not worthy.
^tf i4t1 i-IIr C of ttr liiin11s 'Sia.
Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye
shall find, bid to the marriage.
So those servants went out into the highways, and
gathered together all as many as they found, both bad
and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.
And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw
there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in
hither not having a wedding garment ? And he was
Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and
foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer dark-
ness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
For many are called, but
few are chosen.
Matthew xxii. 2-14.
GT^ Qk abft of ftf "ukbing jfast.
HEN thou art bidden of any man to a wedding, sit:
not down in the highest roon ; lest a more honour-
able man than thou be bidden of him;
And he that bade thee and him come and say to thee,
Give this man place; and thou begin with shame to take-
the lowest room.
But when thou art bidden, go and sit down in the low-
est room; that when he that bade thee cometh, he may-
say unto thee, Friend, go up higher: then shalt thou have-
worship in the presence of them that sit at meat withN
For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased;
and he that humbleth himself
shall be exalted.
Luke xiv. 8-i i.
^^ |jarahe nf tit iuarriage ftast.
S CERTAIN man made a great supper, and bade
And sent his servant at supper time to say to them
that were bidden, Come; for all things are now ready.
And they all with one consent began to make excuse.
The first said unto him, I have bought a piece of ground,
and I must needs go and see it: I pray thee have me
And another said, I have bought five yoke of oxen,
and I go to prove them: I pray thee have me excused.
And another said, I have married a wife, and therefore
I cannot come.
So that servant came, and shewed his lord these things.
Then the master of the house being angry said to his
servant, Go out quickly into the streets and lanes of the
city, and bring in hither the poor, and the maimed, and
the halt, and the blind.
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And the servant said, Lord, it is done as thou hast
commanded, and yet there is room.
And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the
highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that
my house may be filled.
For I say unto you, That none of those men
which were bidden shall taste
of my supper.
Luke xiv. 16-24.
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OR which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth
not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he
have sufficient to finish it ?
Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not
able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,
Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to,
Or what king, going to make war against another king,
sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able
with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him
with twenty thousand ?
Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he
sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.
So likewise, whosoever he be of you thatforsaketh
not all that he hath, he cannot be
Luke xiv. 28-33.
THE LOST SHEEP.
94fe varahh ao i\t |teft S~up.
HAT man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he
lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and
nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost,
until he find it ?
And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoul-
And when he cometh home, he calleth together his
friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with
me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.
I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven
over one sinner that repenteth, more than
over ninety and nine just persons,
which need no repentance.
Luke xv. 4-7.
THE LOST PIECE OF SILVER.
Oc arahke of tft fast ViM of jilir.
ITHER what woman having ten pieces of silver,
if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and
sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it ?
And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and
her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I
have found the piece which I had lost.
Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the
presence of the angels of God
over one sinner that
Luke xv. 8-io.
THE PRODIGAL SON.
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CERTAIN man had two sons:
And the younger of them said to his father,
Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me.
And he divided unto them his living.
And not many days after the younger son gathered all
together, and took his journey into a far country, and
there wasted his substance with riotous living.
And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty fa-
mine in that land; and he began to be in want.
And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that.
country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.
And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks
that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.
And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired
servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare,
and I perish with hunger!
I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him,
Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,
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And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make-
me as one of thy hired servants.
And he arose, and came to his father. But when he
was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had com-
passion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.
And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned,
against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy
to be called thy son.
But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best.
robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and
shoes on his feet:
And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us.
eat, and be merry:
For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was
lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.
Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and.
drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing.
And he called one of the servants, and asked what these
And he said unto him, Thy brother is come, and thy
father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received
him safe and sound.
And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore
came his father out, and intreated him.
And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many
years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time
thy commandment :'and yet thou never gavest me a kid,
that I might make merry with my friends:
But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath de-
.voured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him
the fatted calf.
And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and
all that I have is thine.
It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad:
for this thy brother was dead, and is alive
again; and was lost, and is
Luke xv. I -32.
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-HE RE was a certain rich man, which had a steward;
and the same was accused unto him that he had
wasted his goods.
And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I
hear this of thee ? give an account of thy stewardship;
for thou mayest be no longer steward.
Then the steward said within himself, What shall I do?
for my lord taketh away from me the stewardship: I can-
not dig; to beg I am ashamed.
I am resolved what to do, that, when I am put out of
the stewardship, they may receive me into their houses.
So he called every one of his lord's debtors unto him,
and said unto the first, How much owest thou unto my
And he said, An hundred measures of oil. And he
said unto him, Take thy bill, and sit down quickly, and
Then said he to another, And how much owest thou ?
And he said, An hundred measures of wheat. And he
said unto him, Take thy bill, and write fourscore.
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And the lord commended the unjust steward, because
he had done wisely: for the children of this world are in
their generation wiser than the children of light.
And I say unto you, make to yourselves friends of the
mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may
receive you into everlasting habitations.
He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also
in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also
If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighte-
ous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true
And if ye have not been faithful in that which
is another man's, who shall give
you that which is
your own ?
Luke xvi. 1-12.
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THIE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS.
HERE was a certain rich man, which was clothed
in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously
every day :
And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which
was laid at his gate, full of sores,
And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from
the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked
And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was
carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich
man also died, and was buried;
And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and
seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy
on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his
finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented
in this flame.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy life-
time receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil
things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.
And beside all this, between us and you there is a great
gulf fixed : so that they which would pass from hence to
you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that would come
Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou.
wouldest send him to my father's house:
For I have five brethren; that he may testify unto
them, lest they also come into this place of torment.
Abraham saith unto him, They have Moses and the
prophets; let them hear them.
And he said, Nay, father Abraham : but if one went.
unto them from the dead, they will repent.
And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and
the prophets, neither will they be
persuaded, though one rose
from the dead.
Luke xvi. 19-31.
THE UNJUST JUDGE.
HERE was in a city a judge, which feared not God,
neither regarded man:
And there was a widow in that city; and she came
unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
And he would not for awhile: but afterward he said
within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge
her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day
and night unto him, though he bear long with them ?
I tellyou that he will avenge them speedily. Never-
theless when the Son of man cometh,
shall he find faith on
Luke xviii. 2-8.
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THE PHARISEE AND THE PUBLICAN.
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WO men went up into the temple to pray; the one
a Pharisee, and the other a publican.
The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God,
I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners,
unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I
And the publican standing afar off, would not lift up
so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his
breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.
I tell you, this man went down to his house justified
rather than the other :
For every one that exalteth himself shall be abased;
and he that humbleth himself
shall be exalted.
Luke xviii. 10-14.
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CERTAIN nobleman went into a far country to
receive for himself a kingdom, and to return.
And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten
pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come.
But his citizens hated him, and sent a message after
him, saying, We will not have this man to reign over us.
And it came to pass, that when he was returned, having
received the kingdom, then he commanded these servants
to be called unto him, to whom he had given the money,
that he might know how much every man had gained by
Then came the first, saying, Lord, thy pound hath
gained ten pounds.
And he said unto him, Well, thou good servant: because
thou hast been faithful in a very little, have thou authority
over ten cities.
And the second came, saying, Lord, thy pound hath
gained five pounds.
And he said likewise to him, Be thou also over five
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And another came, saying, Lord, behold, here is thy
pound, which I have kept laid up in a napkin:
For I feared thee, because thou art an austere man:
thou takest up that thou layedst not down, and reapest
that thou didst not sow.
And he saith unto him, Out of thine own mouth will I
judge thee, thou wicked servant. Thou knewest that I
was an austere man, taking up that I laid not down, and
reaping that I did not sow:
Wherefore then gavest not thou my money into the
bank, that at my coming I might have required mine own
with usury ?
And he said unto them that stood by, Take from him
the pound, and give it to him that hath ten pounds.
(And they said unto him, Lord, he hath ten pounds.)
For I say unto you, That unto every one which hath
shall be given; and from him that hath not, even that he
hath shall be taken away from him.
But those mine enemies, which would not that
I should reign over them, bring
hither, and slay them
Luke xix. 12-27.
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ERILY, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth
not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth
up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of
To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his
voice: and he calleth his Own sheep by name, and leadeth
And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth
before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know
And a stranger will they not follow, but will flee from
him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
This parable spake Jesus unto them; but they under-
stood not what things they were which he spake unto
Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say
unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
All that ever came before me are thieves and robbers:
but the sheep did not hear them.
I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be
saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and
to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that
they might have it more abundantly.
I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his
life for the sheep..
But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose
own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth
the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and
scattereth the sheep.
The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and
careth not for the sheep.
I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am
known of mine.
As the Father knoweth me, even so know I the Fa-
ther : and I lay down my life for the sheep.
And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold:
them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice;
and there shall be one fold, and one shepherd.
Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down
my life, that I might take it again.
No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself.
I have power to lay it down, and I have power
to take it again. This commandment
have I received of my
John x. i-18.
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AM the true vine, and my Father is the husband-
Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh
away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it,
that it may bring forth more fruit.
Now ye are clean through the word which I have
spoken unto you.
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear
fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can
ye, except ye abide in me.
I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in
me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.
SIf a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch,
and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them
into the fire, and they are burned.
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall
ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit;
so shall ye be my disciples.
As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you:
continue ye in my love.
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my
love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments,
and abide in his love.
These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might
remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
This is my commandment, That ye love one another,
as I have loved you.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for his friends.
Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.
Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant
knoweth not what his lord doeth : but I have called you
friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I
have made known unto you.
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and
ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and
that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever
ye shall ask of the Father in my name,
he may give it you.
John xv. i-16.