17 It is easier for Heaven and Earth to pass than one sentance of the law to fail.
18 Whosoever put away his wife unjustly and marries another, commits adultery. Whoever marries a woman that has put away her husband unjustly commits adultery."
19 There was a certain rich man that dressed himself in the finest attire and did very well every day. There was a certain beggar named Lazarus who lay at his gate full of sores, and begged to be fed with the crumbs that fell from the rich man's table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
20 It came to pass the beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's bosom. The rich man died, also, and descended into Hell.
21 In Hell he lifted up his eyes and could see Lazrus afar off at Abraham's bosom. He cried out, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me! Send Lazarus that he may dip his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this flame!'
22 Abraham answered, 'Man, remember that you, in your lifetime, received many good things. And likewise Lazarus received evil things. But now he is comforted and you are tormented.
23 Besides all this between us and you there is a great gulf fixed that we who abide here and you who abide there cannot go to and fro.'
24 The man wailed 'I pray you, then, father, send him to my father's house, for I have five brethren. Let him, I beg of you, testify to them, or they, too, will come to this place of torment.'
25 Abraham shook his head. 'They all ready have Moses and the Prophets,' he answered, 'Let them hear THEM.'
26 The man begged again. 'Father Abraham, if one went unto them from the Dead they will repent.'
27 Again Abraham answered. "If they hear not Moses and the Prophets, neither will they hear one risen from the Dead.'"
28 Jesus' eyes fell on Demetrius who He knew understood what he was saying better than His disciples.

Chapter Fifty-Four

Then He continued to His disciples.
2 "It is impossible that no offense will come unto you. But woe to him by whose way they come. It would be better that he tie a millstone about his neck and cast it into the sea rather than cause offense to one of these little ones.
3 Take heed yourself, if your brother transgress against you. Rebuke him and if he repents sincerely, forgive him. If he transgresses against you again, and repents sincerely again, forgive him again, but put him out of your house and have nothing to do with him. For no man should transgress against you again a third time.
4 For it was said of old, to forgive once is honorable, to forgive twice is blessed. But the man who forgives a third time, is a fool."
5 The apostles begged of Him, "Lord, increase our faith."
6 Jesus answered, "If you had faith as a grain of a mustard seed you might say to this great tree 'Be you plucked up by the root and planted in the sea,' and it should obey you.
7 But which of you having a servant plowing or feeding cattle will say to him, 'When you go down into the field sit you down to eat.' But would you not, instead, say, 'Make ready and be you prepared, that when I come you may serve me until I have eaten and drunken. Afterwards shall YOU eat and drink.'?"
8 Do you think a master would think good of a servant if he did not do these things? I think not. So likewise you. When you have done all the things which are commanded of you, you will say 'We are unprofitable servants. We have done our duty but no more.'"
9 It came to pass as He went to Jerusalem He entered into a certain village. There were ten lepers that stood a way off. They cried, "Jesus! Jesus! Have mercy on us! Bless us!"
10 He cried back to them. "Go show yourselves to the priests." When they did so, they were clean.
11 One of them ran back and in a loud voice glorified God. He fell before Jesus kissing His feet, giving thanks. For he was a Samaritan.
12 Jesus said "Were there not ten clean? Where are the nine? Should not The Children Of Israel have returned to glorify God rather than this humble stranger?"
13 He bid the man rise and go. "Your faith," He praised, "has made you whole."
14 Then He demanded of the Pharisees, "When come The Kingdom Of God?" But they could not answer. He told them, "The Kingdom Of God comes not with observation, nor shall they say 'Lo, here, lo, there.'
15 Behold, the Kingdom Of God is within you."
16 He said to His disciples, "The day will come when you will desire to see one of the days of The Son Of Man. But you will not see it. They shall say to you 'See here,' or, 'see there,' but do not follow after them.
17 For as the lightning flashes in one part of Heaven to another part of Heaven, so also, it shall be with The Son Of Man in His days. But first He must suffer many things at the hands of this generation and be rejected by them.
18 As it was in the days of Noe so it shall be also, in the days of The Son Of Man. They did eat, drink, they were married, and, given in marriage until the day that Noe entered into the ark and the flood came, destroying them all.

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