14. Teaching concerning the Discernment of Time
54 And He said also to the crowds, When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say that a ashower is coming, and so it happens.
55 And when you see a asouth wind blowing, you say that there will be scorching heat, and it happens.
56 1aHypocrites, you know how to 2bdiscern the 3face of the earth and of the sky. 4How is it then that you do not know how to 5discern this time?
57 And why do you not ajudge also of 1yourselves what is right?
58 1For as you are going with your aopponent at law to a magistrate, 2endeavor to be released from him on the way, lest he drag you to the judge; and the judge will deliver you up to the officer, and the officer will throw you into prison.
59 I tell you, You shall by no means come out from there until you have paid the very last 1alepton.