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The Rich Young Ruler Matt. 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30 The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard Matt. 20:1-16 Jesus Prophecies of His Death Matt. 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34, Luke 18:31-34 James, John, and Their Mother's Request Matt. 20:20-28, Mark 10:35-45 Blind Bartimaeus Matt. 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43 The Story of Zacchaeus Luke 19:1-10 The Parable of the Nobleman and His Servants Luke 19:11-28 John 12:1-9 The Feast at Simon's House in Bethany Matt. 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:36-50, Jesus Warns His Disciples Again of His Crucifixion Matt. 26:1,2 The Plot to Kill Jesus and Lazarus Matt. 26:3-5, Mark 14:1-2, Luke 22,1-2, John 12:10-11 Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus Matt. 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11, Luke 22:3-6 The Triumphal Entry Matt. 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-44, John 12:12-19 Cursing the Fig Tree Matt. 21:18-19, Mark 11:12-14 The Second Cleansing of the Temple Matt. 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19, Luke 19:45-48 The Withered Fig Tree Matt. 21:19-22, Mark 11:20-26 The Leaders Challenge Jesus' Authority Matt. 21:23-27, Mark 11:27-33, Luke 20:1-8 The Parable of Two Sons Matt. 21:28-32 The Parable of the Householder and the Wicked Husbandmen Matt. 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19 The Parable of the Man Without a Wedding Garment Matt. 22:1-14 The Tribute Money and Caesar Matt. 22:15-22, Mark 12:13-17, Luke 20:20-26

The Rich Young Ruler DA 518 (Matt. 19:16-30, Mark 10:17-31, Luke 18:18-30)

And when He was gone forth into the way, there came a certain ruler running, and kneeled to Him, and asked Him, "Good Master, what good thing shall I do that I may inherit eternal life?" And Jesus said unto him, "Why callest thou Me good? {there is} none good but One, {that is}, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments." He saith unto Him, "Which?" Jesus said, "Thou knowest the commandments, thou shalt do no murder, thou shalt not commit adultery, thou shalt not steal, thou shalt not bear false witness, defraud not, honour thy father and {thy} mother: and, thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself." The young man answered and said unto Him, "Master, all these things have I observed from my youth up: what lack I yet?" Then Jesus beholding him loved him, and when Jesus heard these things, He said unto him, "One thing thou lackest: if thou wilt be perfect, go thy way, sell whatsoever thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, take up the cross, and follow Me." But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions. And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, Jesus looked round about, and saith unto His disciples, "Verily I say unto you, that a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven." And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, "Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." When His disciples heard {it}, they were astonished out of measure, and exceedingly amazed, saying, "Who then can be saved?" But Jesus beheld {them}, and said unto them, "With men this is impossible; but not with God: for with God all things are possible." Then answered Peter and said unto Him, "Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed Thee; what shall we have therefore?" And Jesus said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, that ye which have followed Me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of His glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel. And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for the kingdom of God's sake, for My name's sake, and the gospel's, shall receive an hundredfold, now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come shall inherit everlasting life. But many {that are} first shall be last; and the last {shall be} first."
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The Parable of the Laborers in the Vineyard DA --- (Matt. 20:1-16)

"For 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 way. Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise. 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 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 few chosen."
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Jesus Prophecies of His Death DA 547 (Matt. 20:17-19, Mark 10:32-34, Luke 18:31-34)

And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And He took again the twelve disciples apart in the way, and began to tell them what things should happen unto Him, {saying}, "Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. For the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn Him to death, and shall deliver Him to the Gentiles: and they shall mock Him, and [He] shall be spitefully entreated, and [they] shall scourge Him, and shall spit upon Him, and shall crucify {Him}: and the third day He shall rise again." And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.
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James, John, and Their Mother's Request DA 547 (Matt. 20:20-28, Mark 10:35-45)

Then came to Him the mother of Zebedee's children with James and John, her sons, worshipping {Him}, and desiring a certain thing of Him, saying, "Master, we would that Thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire." And He said unto them, "What would ye that I should do for you?" They said unto Him, "Grant unto us that we may sit, one on Thy right hand, and the other on Thy left hand, in Thy kingdom." But Jesus answered and said unto them, "Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?" They say unto Him, "We are able." And Jesus said unto them, "Ye shall drink indeed of My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on My right hand, and on My left hand, is not Mine to give, but {it shall be given to them} for whom it is prepared of My Father." And when the ten heard {it}, they were moved with indignation against James and John. But Jesus called them {unto Him}, and said, "Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; and whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant: even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give His life a ransom for many."
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Blind Bartimaeus DA --- (Matt. 20:29-34, Mark 10:46-52, Luke 18:35-43)

And they came to Jericho: and as He went out of Jericho with His disciples, a great multitude followed Him [and] blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging. And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by. And he cried, saying, "Jesus, {Thou} son of David, have mercy on me." And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, "{Thou} son of David, have mercy on me." And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, "Be of good comfort, rise; He calleth thee." And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus. And Jesus answered and said unto him, "What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?" The blind man said unto Him, "Lord, that I might receive my sight." And Jesus said unto him, "Receive thy sight: go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole." And immediately he received his sight, and followed Him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw {it}, gave praise unto God.
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The Story of Zacchaeus DA 552 (Luke 19:1-10)

And {Jesus} entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, {there was} a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who He was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see Him: for He was to pass that {way}. And when Jesus came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, "Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house." And he made haste, and came down, and received Him joyfully. And when they saw {it}, they all murmured, saying, "That He was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner." And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore {him} fourfold." And Jesus said unto him, "This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."
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The Parable of the Nobleman and His Servants DA --- (Luke 19:11-28)

And as they heard these things, He added and spake a parable, because He was nigh to Jerusalem, and because they thought that the kingdom of God should immediately appear. He said therefore, "A 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 trading. 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 cities.' "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} before me." And when He had thus spoken, He went before, ascending up to Jerusalem.
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The Feast at Simon's House in Bethany DA 557 (Matt. 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9, Luke 7:36-50, John 12:1-9)

Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom He raised from the dead. And one of the Pharisees desired Him that He would eat with him. And He went into the Pharisee's house, and sat down to meat. Now Jesus was in the house of Simon the leper, [and] there they made Him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of them that sat at the table with Him. Then Mary, a woman in the city, which was a sinner, when she knew that {Jesus} sat at meat in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster box of very precious ointment of spikenard, very costly, and she brake the box, and poured it on His head, as He sat {at meat}. And [she] stood at His feet behind {Him} weeping, and began to wash His feet with tears, and did wipe {them} with the hairs of her head, and kissed His feet, and anointed {them} with the ointment, and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, "Why was this waste of the ointment made?" And they murmured against her. Then saith one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's {son}, which should betray Him, "Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?" This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein. When Jesus understood {it}, He said unto them, "Let her alone; why trouble ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon Me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but Me ye have not always. For in that she hath poured this ointment on My body, she hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint My body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, wheresoever this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, {this} also that she hath done shall be spoken of for a memorial of her." Now when the Pharisee which had bidden Him saw {it}, he spake within himself, saying, "This man, if He were a Prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman {this is} that toucheth Him: for she is a sinner." And Jesus answering said unto him, "Simon, I have somewhat to say unto thee." And he saith, "Master, say on." "There was a certain creditor which had two debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. And when they had nothing to pay, he frankly forgave them both. Tell Me therefore, which of them will love him most?" Simon answered and said, "I suppose that {he}, to whom he forgave most." And He said unto him, "Thou hast rightly judged." 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} loveth little. And He said unto her, "Thy sins are forgiven." And they that sat at meat with Him began to say within themselves, "Who is This that forgiveth sins also?" And He said to the woman, "Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace." Much people of the Jews therefore knew that He was there: and they came not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom He had raised from the dead.
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Jesus Warns His Disciples Again of His Crucifixion DA --- (Matt. 26:1,2)

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 passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified."
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The Plot to Kill Jesus and Lazarus DA --- (Matt. 26:3-5, Mark 14:1-2, Luke 22,1-2, John 12:10-11)

After two days was {the feast of} the passover, and of unleavened bread: 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 subtlety, and kill {Him}. But they said, "Not on the feast {day}, lest there be an uproar among the people," for they feared the people. But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death; because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed on Jesus.
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Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus DA --- (Matt. 26:14-16, Mark 14:10-11, Luke 22:3-6)

Then entered Satan into Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, and he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him unto them. And when they heard {it}, they were glad. And [he] said {unto them}, "What will ye give me, and I will deliver Him unto you?" And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him unto them in the absence of the multitude.
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The Triumphal Entry DA 569 (Matt. 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:29-44, John 12:12-19)

On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet Him. And when [Jesus and His disciples] came nigh to Jerusalem, unto Bethphage and Bethany, at the mount of Olives, He sent two of His disciples, and saith unto them, "Go your way into the village over against you: and as soon as ye be entered into it, ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her, whereon never man sat; loose them, and bring {them} unto me. And if any man ask you, `Why do ye loose [them]?' ye shall say, `Because the Lord hath need of them;' and straightway he will send them." And they went their way, and found the colt tied by the door without in a place where two ways met; and they loose him. And as they were loosing the colt, the owners thereof said unto them, "Why loose ye the colt?" And they said unto them even as Jesus had commanded: "The Lord hath need of him," and they let them go. And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set Jesus thereon. All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, "Tell ye the daughter of Sion, behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass." [Zech. 9:9] And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strowed {them} in the way. And when He was come nigh, even now at the descent of the mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works that they had seen; and the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, "Hosanna to the son of David: blessed {is} the King of Israel [and] the kingdom of our father David, that cometh in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest." 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." The people therefore that was with Him when He called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the 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 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 entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when He had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, He went out unto Bethany with the twelve. These things understood not His disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of Him, and {that} they had done these things unto Him.
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Cursing the Fig Tree DA 580 (Matt. 21:18-19, Mark 11:12-14)

And on the morrow, when they were come from Bethany, He was hungry: And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, He came, if haply He might find any thing thereon: and when He came to it, He found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not {yet}. And Jesus answered and said unto it, "Let no fruit grow on thee [and] no man eat fruit of thee hereafter for ever." And His disciples heard {it}.
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The Second Cleansing of the Temple DA 589 (Matt. 21:12-17, Mark 11:15-19, Luke 19:45-48)

And they come 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 moneychangers, 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, "It is written, `My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer?' [Isa. 56:7] but ye have made it a den of thieves." 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 mouth of babes and sucklings Thou hast perfected praise?'" [Ps. 8:2] And He taught daily in the temple. But the chief priests and the scribes and the chief of the people heard {it}, and sought how they might destroy Him: for they feared Him, and could not find what they might do: for all the people were very attentive to hear Him [and were] astonished at His doctrine. And when even was come, He left them, and went out of the city into Bethany; and He lodged there.
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The Withered Fig Tree DA 580 (Matt. 21:19-22, Mark 11:20-26)

And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots. And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto Him, "Master, behold, the fig tree which Thou cursedst, how soon is [it] withered away!" Jesus answered and said unto them, "Have faith in God. For 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;' and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; it shall be done. Therefore I say unto you, what things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive {them}, and ye shall have {them}. And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses."
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The Leaders Challenge Jesus' Authority DA 589 (Matt. 21:23-27, Mark 11:27-33, Luke 20:1-8)

And they come again to Jerusalem: and when He was come into the temple, {that} on one of those days, as He taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel, the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people came unto Him as He was teaching, and said, "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 of you one question, which if ye tell Me, I in like wise will tell you by what authority I do these things. The baptism of John, was {it} from heaven, or of men? answer Me." And they reasoned with themselves, saying, "If we shall say, `From heaven;' He will say, `Why then did ye not believe him?' But if we shall say, `Of men:' we fear the people; for all the people will stone us: for they be persuaded that John was a prophet." And they answered and said unto Jesus, "We cannot tell whence {it was}." And Jesus answering saith unto them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority I do these things.
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The Parable of Two Sons DA 589 (Matt.21:28-32)

"But 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 harlots believed him: and ye, when ye had seen {it}, repented not afterward, that ye might believe him."
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The Parable of the Householder and the Wicked Husbandmen DA 589 (Matt. 21:33-46, Mark 12:1-12, Luke 20:9-19)

And He began to speak unto them by parables. "There 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 husbandmen, and went into a far country for a long time. And at the season of the fruit, he sent his servants to the husbandmen, that he might receive from the husbandmen of the fruit of the vineyard. "And the husbandmen took his servants, and beat one, and killed another, and stoned another, and sent [one] away empty. Again, he sent other servants more than the first: and at [one] they cast stones, and wounded {him} in the head, and sent {him} away shamefully handled. And another they killed, and [of the] many others; [they were] beating some, and killing some. And again he sent a third: and they wounded him also, and cast {him} out. "Then said the lord of the vineyard, `What shall I do? I will send my beloved son: it may be they will reverence {him} when they see him.' But when the husbandmen saw the son, they reasoned among themselves, saying, `This is the heir; come, let us kill him, that the inheritance may be ours.' And they caught him, and killed {him}, and cast {him} out of the vineyard. 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 husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons." Jesus saith unto them, "What is this then that is written, did ye never read in the scriptures, `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?' [Ps. 118:22,23] Therefore say I unto you, the kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof. Whosoever shall fall upon that Stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever It shall fall, It will grind him to powder." And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard His parables, they perceived that He spake of them, [and] they said, "God forbid." And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on Him; for they knew that He had spoken the parable against them: [and] they feared the multitude, because they took Him for a prophet. And they left Him, and went their way.
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The Parable of the Man Without a Wedding Garment DA --- (Matt. 22:1-14)

And Jesus answered and spake unto them again by parables, and said, "The 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. 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 speechless. Then said the king to the servants, `Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast {him} into outer darkness;' there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. For many are called, but few {are} chosen."
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The Tribute Money and Caesar DA 601 (Matt. 22:15-22, Mark 12:13-17, Luke 20:20-26)

Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle Him in {His} talk. And they watched {Him}, and sent forth spies, certain of the Pharisees and of the Herodians, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of His words, that so they might deliver Him unto the power and authority of the governor. And when they were come, they say unto Him, "Master, we know that Thou art true, and teachest the way of God in truth, neither carest Thou for any {man}: for Thou regardest not the person of men. Tell us therefore, what thinkest thou? Is it lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or shall we not give?" But Jesus perceived their wickedness, their hypocrisy, [and] their craftiness. And [He] said unto them, "Why tempt ye Me, {ye} hypocrites? Show Me the tribute money." And they brought unto Him a penny. And He saith unto them, "Whose {is} this image and superscription?" They answered and said unto Him, "Caesar's." And Jesus answering said unto them, "Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar's; and unto God the things that are God's." And they could not take hold of His words before the people: and they marvelled at His answer, and held their peace, and left Him, and went their way.
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