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CHAP. IV, v. His sermon on the mount. 741 CHAP. IV.

Il 20 And they straightway left their nets, 1 Christ fasteth, is tempted, and over- ll and followed him.

cometh. 17 He beginneth to preach, 18 21 And going on from thence, he saw and calleth some to be his disciples. other two brethren, James the son of THEN was Jesus led up of the spirit Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship

into the wilderness to be tempted of with Zebedee their father, mending their the devil.

nets : and he called them. 2 And when he had fasted forty days 1 22 And they immediately left the ship, and forty nights, he was afterward an and their father, and followed him. hungred.

23 | And Jesus went about all Gali3 And when the tempter came to him, lee, teaching in their synagogues, and he said, If thou be the Son of God, com- preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and mand that these stones be made bread. li healing all manner of sickness, and all

4 But he answered and said, It is writ- | manner of disease among the people. ten, man shall not live by bread alone, 24 And his fame went throughout all but by every word that proceedeth out of Syria ; and they brought unto him all the mouth of God.

sick people that were taken with divers 5 Then the devil taketh him up into diseases and torments, and those which the holy city, and setteth him on a pin- were possessed with devils, and those nacle of the temple,

which were lunatick, and those that had 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the l' the palsy.; and he healed them. Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is 25 And there followed him great mulwritten, He shall give his angels charge titudes of people from Galilee, and from concerning thee; and in their hands they | Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou Judea, and froin beyond Jordan. dash thy foot against a stone.

CHÁP. V. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, 1W'hoare blessed. 13 Apostles are the liche Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. of the quorld. 21 The law expounded.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into | A ND seeing the multitudes, he went an exceeding high mountain, and shew- A up into a mountain : and when he eth him all the kingdoms of the world, was set, his disciples came unto him. and the glory of them,

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught 9 And saith unto him, All these things them, saying, will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit : for and worship me.

theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get theel 4 Blessed are they that mourn : for hence, Satan : for it is written, Thou | they shall be comforted. shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall anly shalt thou serve.

inherit the earth. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and be 6 Blessed are they which do hunger hold,angels cameand ministered unto him. ll and thirst after righteousness : for they

12 ( Now when Jesus had heard that shall be filled. John was cast into prison, he departed 7 Blessed are the merciful : for they into Galilee.

shall obtain mercy. 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came 8 Blessed are the pure in heart : for and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon || they shall see God. the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon 9 Blessed are the peace-makers : for and Nephthalim ;

| they shall be called the children of God. 14 That it might be fulfilled which was I 10 Blessed are they which are persespoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, ll cuted for righteousness sake : for theirs

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land || is the kingdom of heaven. of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, be | 11 Blessed are ye when men shall reyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; vile you, and persecute you, and shall

16 The people which sat in darkness, ll say all manner of evil against you falsely, saw great light ; and to them which sat || for my sake. in the region and shadow of death, light 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for is sprung up.

great is your reward in heaven : for so 17 | From that time Jesus began to persecuted they the prophets which were preach, and to say, Repent : for the king- || before you : dom of heaven is at hand.

13 Ye are the sait of the earth : but 18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of if the salt have lost his savour, whereGalilee, saw two brethren, Simon called with shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a l good for nothing, but to be cast out, and net into the sea : for they were fishers. to be trodden under foot of men.

19 And he saith unto them, Follow 14 Ye are the light of the world. A me, and I will make you fishers of men. I city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

742 The light of the apostles. ST. MATTHEW. The law expounded.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shal put it under a bushel, but on a candle- put away his wife, let him give her a stick : and it giveth light unto all that is writing of divorcement : are in the house.

32 But I say unto you, that whosoever 16 Let your light so shine before men, shall put away his wife, saving for the that they may see your good works, and cause of fornication, causeth her to comglorify your Father which is in heaven. mit adultery: and whosoever shall marty

17 | Think not that I am come to de- her that is divorced, committeth adultert. stroy the law, or the prophets : I am not 33 Again, ye have heard that it hath come to destroy, but to fulfil.

been said by them of old time, Thou 18 For verily I say unto you, Tiil heav- |shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt peren and earth pass, one jot or one tittle form unto the Lord thine oaths : shall in no wise pass froin the law, till 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all: all be fulfilled.

neither by heaven; for it is God's throne : 19 Whosoever therefore shallbreak one l 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footof these least commandments, and shall stool : neither by Jerusalem ; for it is the teach men so, he shall be called the least l city of the great King. in the kingdom of heaven; but whosoever! 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy shall do, and teach them, the same shall be head, because thou canst not make que called great in the kingdom of heaven. hair white or black.

20 For I say unto you, That except your 37 But let your communication be, righteousness shall exceed the righteous- Yea, yea ; Nay, nay : for whatsoever is ness of the scribes and pharisees,veshallin , more than these cometh of evil. no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. 38 9 Ye have heard that it hath been said,

21 | Ye have heard that it was said An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not and whosoever shall kill, shall be in dan- evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy ger of the judgment :

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

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

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

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

and on the unjust. 27 | Ye have heard that it was said | 46 For if ye love them which love you, by them of old time, Thou shalt not com what reward have ye? do not even the mit adultery:

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

48 Be ye tlrerefore 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

CHAP, VI. it is profitable for thee that one of thy 1 Of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiveness, 16 members should perish, and not that thy | fasting, 19 our treasure, 24 and a whole body should be cast into hell.

gainst worldly care. 30 And it thy right hand offend thee, 'AKE heed that ye do not your alms cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is I before inen, to be seen of them : profitable for thee that one of thy me.n- otherwise ye have no reward of your bers should perish, and not that thy whole | Father which is in heaven. body should be cast into hell.

2 Therefore, when thou doest thine

Of alms and prayer.

CHAP. VII. Against worldly care. 743 alms, do not sound a trumpet before || 21 For where your treasure is, there thee, as the hypocrites do, in the syna- | will your heart be also. gogues, and in the streets, that they may | 22 The light of the body is the eve : have glory of men. Verily, I say unto | if therefore thine eye be single, thy you, They have their reward.

whole body shall be full of light. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole thy left hand know what thy right hand body shall be full of darkness. If theredoeth:

| fore the light that is in thee be darkness, 4 That thine alms may be in secret : | how great is that darkness! and thy Father which seeth in secret, 24 T No man can serve two masters : himself shall reward thee openly.

for either he will hate the one, and love 5 | And when thou prayest, thou shalt the other; or else he will hold to the not be as the hypocrites are : for they | one, and despise the other. Ye cannot love to pray standing in the synagogues, şerve God and mammon. and in the corners of the streets, that they * 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto thought for your life, what ye shall eat, you, they have their reward.

or what ye shall drink ; nor yet for your 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter body, what ye shall put on.' Is not the into thy closet, and when thou hast shut life more than meat, and the body than thy door, pray to thy Father which is in raiment ? secret, and thy Father which seeth in 26 Behold the fowls of the air : for secret, shall reward thee openly.

they sow not, neither do they reap, nor 7 But when ye pray, use not vain rep- gather into barns; yet your heavenly etitions, as the heathen do: for they Father feedeth them. Are ye not much think that they shall be heard for their better than they? much speaking.

27 Which of you by taking thought 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: can add one cubit unto his stature? for your Father knoweth what things ye 28 And why take ye thought for raihave need of before ye ask him.

ment ? Consider the lilies of the field 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: || how they grow ; they toil not, neither Our Father which art in heaven, 'Hal- | do they spin : lowed be thy name.

29 And yet I say unto you, That even 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed done in earth as it is in heaven.

like one of these. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass

12 And forgive us our debts, as we of the field, which to-day is, and to-morforgive our debtors.

row is cast into the oven, shall he not 13 And lead us not into temptation, much more clothe you, Oye of little faith? but deliver us from evil. For thine is 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, the kingdom, and the power, and the What shall we eat? or, what shall we glory, for ever. Amen.

drink? or, wherewithal shall we be 14 For, if ye forgive men their tres clothed ? passes, your heavenly Father will also 32 (For after all these things do the forgive you:

Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Fa15 But if ye forgive not men their ther knoweth that ye have need of all trespasses, neither will your Father for- | these things. give your trespasses.

| 33 But seek ye "first the kingdom of 16 | Moreover, when ye fast, be not God, and his righteousness, and all these as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance : || things shall be added unto you. for they disfigure their faces, that they | 34 Take therefore no thought for the imay appea: unto men to fast. Verily, I || morrow : for the morrow shall take say unto you, They have their reward. thought for the things of itself. Suffi

12 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint || cient unto the day is the evil thereof. thine head, and wash thy face;

CHAP. VII. 18 That thou appear not unto men to 1 Christ, ending his sermon in the mount, fast, but unto thy Father, which is in se reproveth rash judgment, 6 forbiddeth cret: and thy Father, which seeth in se to cast holy things to dogs, 7 exhorteth ciet, shall reward thee openly.

to prayer, 13 to enter in at the strait 19 | Lay not up for yourselves treas gale, 15 to beware of false prophets, 21 ures upon earth, where moth and rust and not to be hearers, but doers of doth corrupt, and where thieves break || the word. through and steal :

TUDGE not, that ye be not judged. 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures |

J 2 For with what judgment ye judge, in heaven, where neither moth nor rustyc shall be judged: and with what measdoth corrupt, and where thieves do not ure ye mete, it shall be measured to you break through nor steal.


744 Christ exhorteth to frayer. ST. MATTHEW.

He cleanseth a leper. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote 23 And then will I profess unto them. that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest | I never knew you : depart from me, not the beam that is in thine own eye? that work iniquity.

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, 24 Therefore whosoever heareth thes Let me pull out the mote out of thine eyes; || sayings of mine, and doeth them, I WI. and behold, a beam is in thine own eye ? liken him unto a wise man, which brit

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the his house upon a rock: beam out of thine own eye ; and then 25 And the rain descended, and the shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote floods came, and the winds blew, and out of thy brother's eye.

beat upon that house ; and it fell not: 67 Give not that which is holy unto for it was founded upon a rock. the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls be 26 And every one that heareth thek fore swine, lest they trample them under sayings of mine, and doeth them nat, their feet, and turn again and rend you. || shall be likened unto a foolish man, which

7 Ask, and it shall be given you ; || built his house upon the sand : seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and it || 27 And the rain descended, and the shall be opened unto you:

foods came, and the winds blew, and 8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; beat upon that house; and it fell, and and he that seeketh, findeth ; and to him ll great was the fall of it. that knocketh, it shall be opened.

28 And it came to pass when Jesus 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if | had ended these sayings, the reople were his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? | astonished at his doctrine.

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him || 29 For he taught them as one having a serpent?

authority, and not as the scribes. 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to

CHAP. VIII. give good gifts unto your children, how 12 Christ cleanseth the lepier, 5 healeth the much more shall your Father which is centurion's servant, 14 Peter's moth in heaven give good things to them that er-in-law, 16 and many other diseased; ask him?

19 sheweth how he is to be followed ; 23 12 Thercfore all things whatsoever ye stilleth the tempest on the sea; 28 drivwould that men should do to you, do ye eth devils out of two men possessed, 31 even so to them : for this is the law and and sufferęth them to go into the swire. the prophets.

W HEN he was come down from 23 T Enter ye in at the strait gate ; for 1 W the mountain, great multitudes wide is the gate, and broad is the way, || followed him. that Icadeth to destruction, and many 2 And behold, there came a leper and there be which go in thereat:

worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou 14 Because strait is the gate, and nar- | wilt, thou canst make me clean. row is the way, which leacleth unto life, 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and and few there be that find it.

touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. 15 T Beware of false prophets, which And immediately his leprosy wascleansed come to you in sheep's clothing; but in 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou wardly they are ravening wolves.

tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits : || to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs commanded, for a testimony unto them. of thistles ?

5 And when Jesus was entered into 27 Even so every good tree bringeth Capernaum, there came unto him a cenforth good fruit ; but a corrupt tree | turion, beseeching him, bringeth forth evil fruit.

6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil at home sick of the palsy, grievously fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring | tormented. forth good fruit.

7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will 19 Every tree that bringeth not forthcome and heal him. good fruit is hewn down, and cast into || 8 The centurion answered and said, the fire.

Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall come under my roof: but speak the word know them.

only, and my servant shall be healed. 21 Not every one that saith unto me, 19 For I am a man under authority, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom having soldiers under me: and I say to of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of this wan, Go, and he goeth ; and to anmy Father wbich is in heaven.

other, Come, and he cometh, and to my, 22 Many will say to me in that day, I servant, Do this, and he doeth it. Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in | 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled. thy name and in thy name have cast || and said to them that followed, Verily I out devils ? and in thy name done many say unto you, I have not found so great wonderful works?

faith, no, not in Israel.

Chrisi stilleth the tempest. CHAP. ix. He calleth Mattherv. 745

11 And I say unto you, that many shall ,,them an herd of many swine, feeding. come from the east and west, and shall 31 So the devils besought him, saying, sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

into the herd of swine. 12 But the children of the kingdom 32 And he said unto them, Go. And shall be cast out into utter darkness: there when they were come out, they went shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. into the herd of swine : and behold, the

13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, whole herd of swine ran violently down Go thy way ; and as thou hast believed, a steep place into the sea, and perished in so be it done unto thee. And his servant the waters. was healed in the self-same hour.

33 And they that kept them, fled, and 14 | And when Jesus was come into went their ways into the city, and told Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother every thing; and what was befallen to laid, and sick of a fever.

the possessed of the devils. 15 And he touched her hand, and the 34 And behold, the whole city came fever left her : and she arose, and min out to meet Jesus: and when they saw istered unto them.

him, they besought him that he would 16 | When the even was come, they depart out of their coasts. brought unto him many that were pos

CHAP. IX. sessed with devils : and he cast out the 2 Christ cureth the palsy, 9 calleth Matspirits with his word, and healed all that thew, 10 eateth with publicans and 'were sick ;

sinners: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was! AND he entered into a ship, and passspoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, A ed over, and came into his own city. Himself took our infirmities, and bare 2 And behold, they brought to hiin our sicknesses.

a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed : 18 Now when Jesus saw great multi and Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the tudes about him, he gave commandment sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; to depart unto the other side.

thy sins be forgiven thee. 19 And a certain scribe came, and said 3 And behold, certain of the scribes said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whith within themselves, This man blasphemeth. ersoever thou geest.

4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes said, Wherefore think ye evil in your have holes, and the birds of the air have hearts ? nests; but the Son of man hath not where 5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy to lay his head.

sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, 21 And another of his disciples said and walk ? rinto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and 6 But that ye may know that the Son of bury my father.

man hath power on earth to forgive sins, 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow (then saith' he 'to the sick of the palsy,) me ; and let the dead bury their dead. Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine

23 And when he was entered into a house. ship, his disciples followed him.

7 And he arose, and departed to his 24 And behold, there arose a great tem- house. pest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was 8 But when the multitude saw'it, they covered with the waves: but he was asleep. marvelled, and glorified God, which had

25 And his disciples came to him, and a given such power unto men. woke him, saying, Lord, saveus: weperish. 9 And as Jesus passed forth from

26 And he saith unto them, Why are thence, he saw a man named Matthew, ve fearful, () ve of little faith? Then he || sitting at the receipt of custom : and he arose, and rebuked the winds and the saith unto him, Follow me. And he asea; and there was a great calm. | rose, and followed him.

27 But the men marveiled, saying, | 10 | And it came to pass, as Jesus sat What manner of man is this, that even at meat in the house, behold, many pubthe winds and the sea obey him!

licans and sinners came and sat down 28 | And when he was come to the with him and his disciples. other side, into the country of the Ger- 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they ge senes, there met him two possessed said unto bis disciples, Why eateth your with devils, coining out of the tombs, Master with publicans and sinners? exceeding tierce, so that no man might 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said pass hy ihat way.

unto them, They that be whole need not 29 And behold, they cried ont, saying, a physician, but they that are sick. What have we to do with thee, Jesus, ; 13 But go ye and learn what that thou Son of God? art thou come hither meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacto torment us before the time?

rifice : for I am not come to call the 30 And there was a goul war off from "rigltcous, but sinners to repentance.

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