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Christ brought out of Egypt. S. MATTHEW. Christ is baptized in Jordan. liim: and when they had opened their his loins; and his meat was locusts and treasures, they presented unto him gifis; wild honey. gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 1 5 I Then went out to him Jerusalem,

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

confessing their sins. i3 And when they were departed, bel 7 ? But when he saw many of the Pharihold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to sees and Sadducees come to his baptism, Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and takes he said unto them, O generation of vipers, the young child and his mother, and flee who hath warned you to flee from the into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring wrath to come ? thee word : for Herod will seek the young 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for rechild to destroy him.

pentance: 14 When he arose, he took the young 9 And think not to say within yourselves, child and his mother by night, and depart: We have Abraham to our father: for I say ed into Egypt:

unto you, That God is able of these stones 15 And was there until the death of He- to raise up children unto Abraham. rod : that it might be fulfilled which was 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, root of the trees: therefore every tree which Out of Egypt have I called my Son. bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down,

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

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

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, la- up the chaff with unguenchable fire. mentation, and weeping, and great mourn! 13 | Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to ing, Rachel weeping for her children, and Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. would not be comforted, because they are 14 But John forbade him, saying, I have not.

need to be baptized of thee, and comest 19 1 But when Herod was dead, behold, thou 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 us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he child and his mother, and go into the land suffered him. of Israel : for they are dead which sought 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, the young child's life.

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

dove, and lighting upon him: . 22 But when he heard that Archelaus 17 And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, did reign in Judea in the room of his father This is my beloved Son, in whom I am Herod, he was afraid to go thither: not- well pleased. withstanding, being warned of God in a

CHAP. IV. dream, he turned aside into the parts of TVHEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit Galilee :

1 into the wilderness to be tempted of 23 And he came and dwelt in a city the devil. called Nazareth : that it might be fulfilled 2 And when he had fasted forty dars which was spoken by the prophets, He and forty nights, he was afterward an shall be called a Nazarene.

hungered. CHAP. III.

13 And when the tempter came to him, TN those days came John the Baptist, he said, If thou be the Son of God, comI preaching in the wilderness of Judea, mand that these stones be made bread.

2 And saying, Repent ye: for the king- 4 But he answered and said, It is written, dom of heaven is at hand.

Man shall not live by bread alone, but by 3 For this is he that was spoken of by every word that proceedeth out of the the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of mouth of God. one crying in the wilderness, Prepare yel 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the the way of the Lord, make his paths holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of straight.

the temple, 4 And the same John had his raiment 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about lof God, cast thyself down: for it is written,

Christ tempted by the devil. CHAP. V. Christ's sermon on the mount. He shall give his angels charge concerning tudes of people from Galilee, and from thee: and in their hands they shall bear Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot Judea, and from beyond Jordan. against a stone.

CHAP. V. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, AND seeing the multitudes, he went up Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Al into a mountain : and when he was

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an set, his disciples came unto him. exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught all the kingdoms of the world, and the glo- them, saying, ry of them,

| 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for 9 And saith unto him, All these things theirs is the kingdom of heaven. will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they worship me.

shall be comforted. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee 5 Blessed are the meek : for they shall hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt inherit the earth. worship the Lord thy God, and him only) 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and shalt thou serve.

thirst after righteousness. for they shall be 11 T'hen the devil leaveth him, and be- filled. hold, angels came and ministered unto 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they him.

shall obtain mercy. 12 | Now when Jesus had heard that 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they John was cast into prison, he departed into shall see God. Galilee;

9 Blessed are the peace-makers : for 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and they shall be called the children of God. dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the 10 Blessed are they which are persecut-, sea-coast, in the borders of Zabulon and ed for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the Nephthalim;

kingdom of heaven. 14 That it might be fulfilled which was 11 Blessed are ye when men shall revile spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, you, and persecute you, and shall say all

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land manner of evil against you falsely, for my of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, be- sake. yond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: | 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad : for

16 The people which sat in darkness, Igreat is your reward in heaven: for so saw great light; and to them which sat in persecuted they the prophets which were the region and shadow of death, light is before you. sprung up.

I 13 Ye are the salt of the earth : but if *17. From that time Jesus began to the salt have lost his savour, wherewith preach, and to say, Repent: for the king-shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth good dom of heaven is at hand.

for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be 18 [ And Jesus, walking by the sea of trodden under foot of men. Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called 14 Ye are the light of the world. A city Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a that is set on an hill cannot be hid. net into the sea ; for they were fishers. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, I put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick : and I will make you fishers of men. and it giveth light unto all that are in the

20 And they straightway left their nets, house. and followed him.

16 Let your light so shine before men, 21 And going on from thence, he saw that they may see your good works, and other two brethren, James the son of Zebe- glorify your Father which is in heaven. dee, and John his brother, in a ship with 17 I Think not that I am come to deZebedee their father, mending their nets : stroy the law, or the prophets: I am not and he called them.

come to destroy, but to fulfil. 22 And they immediately left the ship, ! 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and their father, and followed him.

and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in 23 [ And Jesus went about all Galilee, no wise pass from the law, till all be fulteaching in their synagogues, and preach-filled. ing the gospel of the kingdom, and healing 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one all manner of sickness, and all manner of of these least commandments, and shall disease among the people.

teach men so, he shall be called the least in 24 And his fame went throughout all the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever Syria : and they brought unto him all sick shall do, and teach them, the same shall be people that were taken with divers dis- called great in the kingdom of heaven.. eases and torments, and those which were 20 For I say unto you, That except your possessed with devils, and those which righteousness shall exceed the righteousness were lunatic, and those that had the palsy ; of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no and he healed them.

cascenter into the kingdom of heaven. 25 And there followed him great multi-) 21 [ Ye have heard that it was said by

The law expounded.

Of alms and prayer. them of old time. Thou shalt not kill; and 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of not evil : but whosoever shall smite thee on the judgment :

thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. * 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever 40 And if any man will sue thee at the is angry with his brother without a cause, law, and take away thy coat, let him have shall be in danger of the judgment: and thy cloak also. whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to shall be in danger of the council: but who-go a mile, go with him twain. soever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and danger of hell-fire.

from him that would borrow of thee, turn 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the not thou away. altar, and there rememberest that thy bro- 43 | Ye have heard that it hath been ther hath ought against thee;

said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, hate thine enemy: and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy 44 But I say unto you, Love your enebrother, and then come and offer thy gift. mies, bless them that curse you, do good to

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, them that hate you, and pray for them while thou art in the way with him ; lest at which despitefully use you, and persecute any time the adversary deliver thee to the you; judge, and the judge deliver thee to the 45 That ye may be the children of vour officer, and thou be cast into prison. Father which is in heaven: for he maketh

26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt by his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, no means come out thence, till thou hast and sendeth rain on the just and on the paid the uttermost farthing.

unjust. 27 [ Ye have heard that it was said by 46 For if ye love them which love you, them of old time, Thou shalt not commit what reward have ye? do not even the pubadultery :

licans the same? 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, looketh on a woman to Just after her, hath what do ye more than others ? do not even committed adultery with her already in his the publicans so? heart.

| 48 | Be ye therefore perfect, even as 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, your Father which is in heaven is perfect. pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is

CHAP. VI. profitable for thee that one of thy members TTTAKE heed that ye do not your alms should perish, and not that thy whole body 1 before men, to be seen of them : should be cast into hell.

otherwise ye have no reward of your Father 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut which is in heaven. it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profit- 2 Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, able for thee that one of thy members do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the should perish, and not that thy whole body hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in should be cast into hell.

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

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

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

seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, They 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all : have their reward. neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter in

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his foot- to thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy stool: neither by Jerusalem ; for it is the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret ; city of the great King:

and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, reward thee openly. because thou canst not make one hair 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repe white or black.

titions, as the heathen do : for they think 37 But let your communication be, Yea, that they shall be heard for their much yea, Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more speaking. than these cometh of evil.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: 38 [ Ye have heard that it hath been for your Father knoweth what things ye . said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a have need of before ye ask him. tooth.

19 After this manner therefore pray ye:

Of serving God and mammon. CHAP. VII.

Christ ends his sermon. Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed be thy name.

like one of these. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass done in earth as it is in heaven.

of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow 11 Give us this day our daily bread. is cast into the oven, shall he not much

12 And forgive us our debts, as we for-more clothe you, O ye of little faith? give our debtors.

| 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, 13 And lead us not into temptation, but What shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? deliver us from evil. For thine is the or, wherewithal shall we be clothed ? kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for 32 (For after all these things do the Genever. Amen.

tiles seek) for your heavenly Father know14 | For, if ye forgive men their tres-jeth that ye have need of all these things. passes, your heavenly Father will also for- 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, give you:

and his righteousness, and all these things 15° But if ye forgive not men their tres- shall be added unto you. passes, neither will your Father forgive 34 Take therefore no thought for the your trespasses.

morrow: for the morrow shall take thought 16 | Moreover, when ye fast, be not as for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for day is the evil thereof. they disfigure their faces, that they may

CHAP, VII. appear unto men to fast. Verily, I say TUDGE not, that ye be not judged. unto you, They have their reward. | 2 For with what judgment ye judge,

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint ye shall be judged: and with what meathine head, and wash thy face;

sure ye mete, it shall be measured to you 18 That thou appear not unto men to again. fast, but unto thy Father, which is in se-l 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that cret: and thy Father, which seeth in se- is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not cret, shall reward thee openly.

the beam that is in thine own eye? 19 I Lay not up for yourselves treasures 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, upon earth, where moth and rust doth cor- Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; rupt, and where thieves break through and and behold, a beam is in thine own steal :

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

brother's eye. 21 For where your treasure is, there will 6 [ Give not that which is holy unto the your heart be also.

dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before 22 | The light of the body is the eye : swine, lest they trample them under their if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole feet, and turn again and rend you. body shall be full of light.

17 1 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be body shall be full of darkness. If there-opened unto you: fore the light that is in thee be darkness, 8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; how great is that darkness !

and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him 24 | No man can serve two masters: that knocketh, it shall be opened. for either he will hate the one, and love the 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if other; or else he will hold to the one, and his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? despise the other. Ye cannot serve God 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a and mammon.

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

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye Sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather would that men should do to you, do ye into barns; yet your heavenly Father feed- even so to them: for this is the law and the eth them. Are ye not much better than prophets. 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 rai-which go in thereat: ment? Consider the lilies of the field how 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow they grow; they toil not, neither do they is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few spin;

there be that find it. 29 And yet I say unto you, That even! 15 1 Beware of false prophets, which The centurion's servant healed. S. MATTHEW. Christ stills the tempest. come to you in sheep's clothing, but in- home sick of the palsy, grievously torwardly they are ravening wolves.

mented. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of and heal him. thistles ?

18 The centurion answered and said, 17 Even so every good tree bringeth Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bring- come under my roof: but speak the word eth forth evil fruit.

only, and my servant shall be healed. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil 9 For I am a man under authority, barfruit, neither cun a corrupt tree bring forth ing soldiers under me: and I say to this good fruit.

man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the Do this, and he doeth it. fire.

I 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall and said to them that followed, Verily I know them.

say unto you, I have not found so great 21 | Not every one that saith unto me faith, no, not in Israel. Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of 11 And I say unto you, That many shall heaven; but he that doeth the will of my come from the east and west, and shall sit Father which is in heaven.

down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, 22 Many will say to me in that day, in the kingdom of heaven: Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy 12 - But the children of the kingdom shall name? and in thy name have cast out de- be cast out into utter darkness : there shall vils ? and in thy name done many wonder- be weeping and gnashing of teeth. ful works?

13 And Jesus sarth unto the centurion, 23 And then will I profess unto them, I Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so never knew you: depart from me, ye that be it done unto thee. And his servant was work iniquity.

healed in the self-same hour. 24 | Therefore whosoever heareth these 14 | And when Jesus was come into sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother liken him unto a wise man, which built his laid, and sick of a fever. house upon a rock:

15 And he touched her hand, and the 25 And the rain descended, and the fever left her : and she arose, and ministerfloods came, and the winds blew, and beat ed unto them. upon that house; and it fell not: for it was 16 [ When the even was come, they founded upon a rock.

brought unto him many that were possess26 And every one that heareth these say-ed with devils : and he cast out the spirits ings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be with his word, and healed all that were sick ; likened unto a foolish man, which built his 17 That it might be fulfilled which was 'house upon the sand :

spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 27 And the rain descended, and the Himself took our infirmities, and bare our floods came, and the winds blew, and beat sicknesses. upon that house; and it fell: and great was 18 Now when Jesus saw great multithe fall of it.

tudes about him, he gave commandment to 28 And it came to pass when Jesus had depart unto the other side. ended these sayings, the people were asto- 19 And a certain scribe came, and said 'nished at his doctrine.

unto him, Master, I will follow thee whi29 For he taught them as one having thersoever thou goest. authority, and not as the scribes.

20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes CHAP. VIII.

have holes, and the birds of the air hare W HEN he was come down from the nests; but the Son of man hath not where mountain, great multitudes followed to lay his head.

| 21 And another of his disciples said unto 2 And behold, there came a leper and him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, my father. thou canst make me clean.

122 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and and let the dead bury their dead. touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. 23 | And when he was entered into a And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. ship, his disciples followed him.

4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell 24 And behold, there arose a great temno man; but go thy way, shew thyself to pest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was the priest, and offer the gift that Moses com-covered with the waves : but he was asleep. manded, for a testimony unto them. I 25 And his disciples came to him, and

5 And when Jesus was entered into awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we Capernaum, there came unto him a centu- perish. rion, beseeching him,

26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose,

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