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John's preaching,

life, and baptism. 9 When they had heard the king, they de- 2 And saying Repent ye: for the kingdom parted; and, lo, the star, which they saw in of heaven is at hand, the east, went before them, till it came and 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the stood over where the young child was. prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one cry.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced ing in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of with exceeding great joy.

the Lord, make his paths straight. 11 1 And when they were come into the 4 And the same John had his raiment of house, they saw the young child with Mary camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his his mother, and fell down, and worshipped loins; and his meat was locusts and wild him: and when they had opened their trea- honey. sures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and and frankincense, and myrrh.

all Judæa, and all the region round about 12 And being warned of God in a dream Jordan, that they should not return to Herod, they 6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, condeparted into their own country another fessing their sins. way.

7. But when he saw many of the Pua13 And when they were departed, behold, risees and Sadducees come to his baptism, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph he said unto them, O generation of vipers, in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the who hath warned you to flee from the wrath young child and his mother, and flee into to come? Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for reword : for Herod will seek the young child to pentance: destroy him.

9 And think not to say within yourselves, 14 When he arose, he took the young child We have Abraham to our father for I say and his mother by night, and departed into unto you, that God is able of these stones to Egypt:

raise up children unto Abraham. 15 And was there until the death of Herod : 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the that it might be fulfilled which was spoken root of the trees: therefore every tree which of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of E- bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, gypt have I called my son.

and cast into the fire. 16 | Then Herod, when he saw that he 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto was mocked of the wise men, was exceed- repentance: but he that cometh after me ing wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not children that were in Bethlehem, and in all worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the coasts thereof, from two years old and the Holy Ghost, and with fire: under, according to the time which he had 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will diligently enquired of the wise men.

throughly purge his floor, and gather his 17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken wheat into the garner; but he will burn up by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

the chaff with unquenchable fire. 18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamen- 13 | Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to tation, and weeping, and great mourning, Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. Rachel weeping for her children, and would 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have not be comforted, because they are not. need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou

19 ( But when Herod was dead, behold, to me? an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, to Joseph in Egypt,

Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he sufferand his mother, and go into the land of ed him. Israel: for they are dead which sought the 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went young child's life.

up straightway out of the water; and, lo, the 21 And he arose, and took the young child heavens were opened unto him, and he saw and his mother, and came into the land of the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and Israel.

lighting upon him: 22 But when he heard that Archelaus did 17 And *lo a voice from heaven, saying, reign in Judæa in the room of his father This is iny beloved Son, in whom I am well Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwith- pleased. standing, being warned of God in a dream,

CHAPTER 4. he turned aside into the parts of Galilee:

1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. 11 The angels 23 And he came and dwelt in a city called minister unto him. 13 He dwelleth in Caper. Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which naum, 17 beginneth to preach, 18 calleth Pe. was spoken by the prophets, He shall be ter, and Andrew, 21 James, and John, 23 and called a Nazarene.

healeth all the diseased. CHAPTER 3.


the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 1 John preacheth: his office: life, and baptism. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and 7 He reprehendeth the Pharisees, 13 and bap- forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. zeth Ohrist in Jordan.

3 And when the tempter came to him, ho N those days came John the Baptist, said, If thou be the Son of God, coinmand preaching in the wilderness of Judæa, that these stones be made bread.


s teha ma' saith unto him, au these things ANintseeing unta multitudinem he went set,

Christ fasteth, and is tempted. St. MATTHEW, 5. His sermon on the inount.

4 But he answered and said, It is written, people that were taken with divers diseases Man shall not live by bread alone, but by and torments, and those which were posevery word that proceedeth out of the mouth sessed with devils, and those which were of God.

lunatick, and those that had the palsy; and 5. Then the devil taketh him up into the he healed them. holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of 25 And there followed him great multithe temple,

tudes of people from Galilee, and from 6 And saith unto him, It thou be the Son Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from of God, cast thyself down : for it is written, Judæa, and from beyond Jordan. He shall give his angels charge concerning

CHAPTER 5. thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot 1 Christ beginneth his sermon in the mount:

3 declaring who are blessed, 13 who are the against a stone.

salt of the earth, 14 the light of the world, the 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again,

city on an hill, 15 the candle : 17 that he came Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. to fulfil the law. 21 What it is to kill, 27 to

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an commit adultery, 33 to swear: 38 exhorteth exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him to suffer wrong, 44 to love even our enemies, all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory 48 and to labour after perfectness. of them;

ND seeing multitudes, he up will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and his disciples came unto him: worship me.

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee them, saying, hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's worship the Lord thy God, and him only is the kingdom of heaven. shalt thou serve.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, shall be comforted. angels came and ministered unto him.

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall 12 1 Now when Jesus had heard that inherit the earth. John was cast into prison, he departed into 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and Galilee;

thirst after righteousness : for they shall be 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and filled. dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Neph

obtain mercy. thalim:

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they 14 That it might be fulfilled which was shall see God. spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they 15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of shall be called the children of God. Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

for righteousness' sake: for their's is the 16 The people which sat in 'darkness saw kingdom of heaven. great light; and to them which sat in the

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, region and shadow of death light is sprung and persecute you, and shall say all manner up.

of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 17 | From that time Jesus began to preach, 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad : for great and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted heaven is at hand.

they the prophets which were before you. 18 1 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Ga- 13 1 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if lilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, the salt have lost his savour, wherewith and Andrew his brother, casting a net into shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth good the sea : for they were fishers.

for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, trodden under foot of men. and I will make you fishers of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city 20 And they straightway left their nets, that is set on an hill cannot be hid. and followed him.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put 21 And going on from thence, he saw other it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, it giveth light unto all that are in the house. and John his brother, in a ship with Zebe- 16 Let your light so shine before men, that dee their father, mending their nets; and he they may see your good works, and glorify called them.

your Father which is in heaven. 22 And they immediately left the ship and 17 | Think not that I am come to destroy their father, and followed him.

the law, or the prophets: I am not come to 23 1 And Jesus went about all Galilee, destroy, but to fulff. teaching in their synagogues, and preaching 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no manner of sickness and all manner of dis- wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. ease among the people.

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of 24 And his fame went throughout all these least commandments, and shall teach Syria: and they brought unto him all sick men so, he shall be called the least in the thou away:

Christ's sermon

on the mount. kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do 38 | Ye have heard that it hath been said, and teach them, the same shall be called An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: great in the kingdom of heaven.

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not 20 For I say unto you, That except your evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy righteousness shall exceed the righteousness right cheek, turn to him the other also. of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, case enter into the kingdom of heaven. and take away thy coat, let him hare thy

21 [ Ye have heard that it was said by cloke also. them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of a mile, go with him twain. the judgment:

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is him that would borrow of thee turn not angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whoso- 43 | Ye have heard that it hath been said, ever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate in danger of the council: but whosoever shall

thine enemy. say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies,

23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the bless them that curse you, do good to them altar, and there rememberest that thy bro- that hate you, and pray for them which dether hath ought against thee;

spitefully use you, and persecute you; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, 45 That ye may be the children of your and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his brother, and then come and offer thy gift. sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. whiles thou art in the way with him; lest 46 For if ye love them which love you, at any time the adversary deliver thee to what reward have ye? do not even the pubthe judge, and the judge deliver thee to the licans the same? officer, and thou be cast into prison.

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by what do ye more than others? do not even no means come out thence, till thou hast the publicans so? paid the uttermost farthing.

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your 27 1 Ye have heard that it was said by them Father which is in heaven is perfect. of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

CHAPTER 6. 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever look

1 Christ continueth his sermon in the mount, eth on a woman to lust after her hath com

speaking of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiving our mitted adultery with her already in his heart.

brethren, 16 fasting, 19 where our treasure is 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck to be laid up, 24 of serving God, and mammon: it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profit- 25 exhorteth not to be careful for worldly able for thee that one of thy members should things : 33 but to seek God's kingdom. perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

fore men, to be seen of them: otherwise 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it ye have no reward of your Father which is oft, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable in heaven. for thee that one of thy members should 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms,

do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the cast into hell.

hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put streets, that they may have glory of men. away his wife, let him give her a writing of Verily say unto you, They have their divorcement:

reward. 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy shall put away his wife, saving for the cause left hand know what thy right hand doeth: of fornication, causeth her to commit adul- 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and tery: and whosoever shall marry her that is thy Father which seeth in secret himself divorced committeth adultery.

shall reward thee openly. 33 | Again, ye have heard that it hath 59 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not. been said by them of old time, Thou shalt be as the hypocrites are: for they love to not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto pray standing in the synagogues and in the the Lord thine oaths:

corners of the streets, that they may be seen 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; of men. Verily I say unto you, They have neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: their reward.

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy the great King.

door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall because thou canst not make one hair white reward thee openly. or black,

ON 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repeti37 But let your communication be, Yea, tions, as the heathen do: for they think that yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than they shall be heard for their much speaking. these cometh of evil

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for


periakindo hot, that thy whole body should

Christ endeth his list Sr. MATTHEW, 7.

serinon on the inounta your Father knoweth what things ye have of the field, which to day is, and to morrow need of, before ye ask him.

is cast into the oven, shall he not much 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Wható Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What be thy name.

shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done Wherewithal shall we be clothed ? in earth, as it is in heaven.

32 (For after all these things do the Gen11 Give us this day our daily bread.

tiles seek:) for your heavenly Father know12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive eth that ye have need of all these things. our debtors

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, 13 And lead us not into temptation, but and his righteousness; and all these things deliver us from evil: For thine is the king- shall be added unto you. dom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morAmen.

row: for the morrow shall take thought for 14 For if ye forgive men their trespasses, the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day your heavenly Father will also forgive you: is the evil thereof. 15 But if ye forgive not men their tres

CHAPTER 7. passes, neither will your Father forgive your

1 Christ ending his sermon in the mount, retrespasses. 161 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the proveth rash judgment, 6 forbiddeth to cast

holy things to dogs, 7 echorteth to prayer, 13 hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they to enter in at the strait gate, 15 to beware disfigure their faces, that they may appear of false prophets, 21 not to be hearers, but unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, doers of the word : 24 like houses builded on

a rock, 26 and not on the sand. they

But thou, when thou fastest, anoint JUDror with what judgment ye judge, ye thine head, and wash thy face;

18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, shall be judged: and with what measure ye but unto thy Father which is in secret: and mete, it shall be measured to you again. thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall re- 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that ward thee openly,

is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures up- the beam that is in thine own eye? on earth, where moth and rust doin corrupt, 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let and where thieves break through and steal : me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and,

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in behold, a beam is in thine own eye? heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam corrupt, and where thieves do not break out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou through nor steal :

see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy 21 For where your treasure is, there will brother's eye. your heart be also.

6. Give not that which is holy unto the 22 The light of the body is the eye: if dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before therefore thine eye be single, thy whole swine, lest they trample them under their body shall be full of light.

feet, and turn again and rend you. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body 7 | Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, shall be full of darkness. If therefore the and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be light that is in thee be darkness, how great opened unto you: is that darkness !

8 For every one that asketh receiveth; 24 I No man can serve two masters : for and he that seeketh findeth; and to him either he will hate the one, and love the that knocketh it shall be opened. other; or else he will hold to the one, and 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and son ask bread, will he give him a stone ?. mammon.

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no serpent? thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, good gifts unto your children, how much what ye shall put on. Is not the life more more shall your Father which is in heaven than meat, and the body than raiment? give good things to them that ask him ?..,

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather that men should do to you, do ye even so to into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them: for this is the law and the prophets. them. Are ye not much better than they? 13 | Enter ye in at the strait gate: for

27 Which of you by taking thought can wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that add one cubit unto his stature?

leadeth to destruction, and many there be 28 And why take ye thought for raiment ? which go in thereat: Consider the lilies of the field, how they 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few 29 And yet I say unto you, That even there be that find it.

BOOK Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed 15 Beware of false prophets, which come like one of these.

to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they 80. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass are ravening wolves.

Christ cléanseth the leper. ST. MATTHEW, 7.. He healeth the diseaseda

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. 6. And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. thistles ?

7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come 17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth and lieal him. 15 ni tibok gu good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, evil fruit.

I am not worthy that thou shouldest come 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil under my roof: but speak the word only, fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth and my servant shall be healed. good fruit.

9 For I am a man under authority, having 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good soldiers under me: and I say to this inan, fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come,

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, them.

and he doeth it. So let's 21. I Not every one that saith unto me, 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom and said to them that followed, Verily I say of heaven; but he that doeth the will of unto you, I have not found so great faith, my Father which is in heaven.

no, not in Israel. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, 11 And I say unto you, That many shall Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? come from the cast and west, and shall sit and in thy name have cast out devils ? and down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in thy name done many wonderful works? in the kingdom of heaven.

23 And then will I profess unto them, I 12 But the children of the kingdom shall never knew you: depart from me, ye that be cast out into outer darkness: there shall work iniquity.

be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 24 | Therefore whosoever heareth these 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will thy way; and as thou hast believea, so be it liken him unto a wise man, which built his done unto thee. And his servant was healed house upon a rock:

in the selfsame hour. 25 And the rain descended, and the floods 14 I And when Jesus was come into Peter's came, and the winds blew, and beat upon house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and that house; and it fell not: for it was sick of a fever. founded upon a rock.

15 And he touched her hand, and the fever 26 And every one that heareth these say- left her: and she arose, and ministered unto ings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be them. mit einem likened unto a foolish man, which built his 16 When the even was come, they brought house upon the sand:

unto him many that were possessed with 27 And the rain descended, and the floods devils: and he cast out the spirits with his came, and the winds blew, and beat upon word, and healed all that were sick: that house; and it fell: and great was the 17 That it might be fulfilled which was fall of it.

spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had Himself took our infirmities, and bare our ended these sayings, the people were asto- sicknesses. GOTHA nished at his doctrine:

18 ( Now when Jesus saw great multitudes 29 For he taught them as one having au- about him, he gave commandment to depart thority, and not as the scribes.

unto the other side. CHAPTER 8.

19 And a certain scribe came, and said 2 Christ cleanseth the leper, 5 healeth the cen

unto him, Master, I will follow thee whitherturion's servant, 14 Peter's mother in law,

soever thou goest. 16 ud many other diseased: sheweth how

20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes he is to be followed : 23 stilleth the tempest have holes, and the birds of the air have on the sea, 28 driveth the devils out of two nests; but the Son of man hath not where men possessed, 31 and suffereth them to go to lay his head. 16 into the 21 And another of his disciples said unto

him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury mountain, great multitudes followed

my father. him.

22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; 2 And, behold, there came a leper and and let the dead bury their dead. worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, 23 9 And when he was entered into a ship, thou canst make me clean. 29 N his disciples followed him.,75cido

3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and touch- 21 And, behold, there arose a great tem: ed him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And pest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

covered with the waves : but he was asleep. 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell 25 And his disciples came to him, and ano man; but go thy way, shew thyself to woke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. : the priest, and offer the gift that Moses com- 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye manded, for a testimony unto them.

fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, 5. And when Jesus was entered into Ca- and rebuked the winds and the sea; and pernaun, there came unto him a centurion, there was a great calm. beseeching him,

27 But the men marvelled, saying, What


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