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Christ tempted by the devil. CHAP. V. Christ's sermon on the mount.

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

Judea, and from beyond Jordan. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again,

CHAP. V. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up into A Nn seeing the multitudes, he went up

into a mountain: and when he was an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth set, his disciples came unto him. him all the kingdoms of the world, and the 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught glory of them,

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

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

6 Blessed are they which do hunger and 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and be-thirst after righteousness: for they shall be hold, angels came and ministered unto him. filled,

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

obtain mercy. Galilee;.

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

10 Blessed are they which are perse14 That it might be fulfilled which was cuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, the kingdom of heaven.

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land 11 Blessed are ye when men shall revile of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, be- you, and persecute you, and shall say all yond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: manner of evil against you falsely, for my

16 The people which sat in darkness, sake. saw great light; and to them which sat in 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for the region and shadow of death, light is great is your reward in heaven: for so sprung up.

persecuted they the prophets which were 17 | From that time Jesus began to before you. preach, and to say, Repent: for the king 13 | Ye are the salt of the earth: but if dom of heaven is at hand.

the salt have lost his savour, wherewith 18 | And Jesus, walking by the sea of shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth good Galilee, saw two brethren, Símon called for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a trodden under foot of men. net into the sea; for they were fishers. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. and I will make you fishers of men. 15 Neitherdo men light a candle, and put

20 And they straightway left their nets, it under a bushel, but on a candlestick: and and followed him.

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

stroy the law, or the prophets: I am not 22. And they immediately left the ship, come to destroy, but to fulfil. and their father, and followed him. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven

23 T And Jesus went about all Galilee, and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in teaching in their synagogues, and preach- no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 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

The law expounded


Of alms and prayer. of the scribes and Pharisees, ye sball in no yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more case enter into the kingdom of heaven. than these cometh of evil.

21 | Ye have heard that it was said by 38 | Ye have heard that it hath been them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a whosoever'shall kill, shall be in danger of tooth. the judgment:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy is angry with his brother without a cause, right cheek, turn to him the other also. shall be in danger of the judgment: and 40 And if any man will sue thee at the whosoever shall-say to his brother, Raca, law, and take away thy coat, let him have shall be in danger of the council: but who-thy cloak also. soever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to danger of hell-fire.

go a mile, go with him twain. 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and altar, and there rememberest that thy from him that would borrow of thee, turn brother hath aught against thee,

not thou away. 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, 43 | Ye have heard that it hath been and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and brother, and then come and offer thy gift. hate thine enemy:

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, 44 But I say unto you, Love your enewhile thou art in the way with him; lest mies, bless them that curse you, do good to at any time the adversary deliver thee to them thathate you, and pray for them which the judge, and the judge deliver thee to despitefully use you, and persecute you; the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 45 That ye may be the children of your

26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt Father which is in heaven: for he maketh by no means come out thence, till thou hast his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, paid the uttermost farthing.

and sendeth rain on the just and on the 27 | Ye have heard that it was said by unjust. them of old time, Thou shalt not commit 46 For if ye love them which love you, adultery :

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

the publicans so? 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is Father which is in heaven is perfect. profitable for thee that one of thy members

CHAP, VI. should perish, and not that thy whole body TAKE heed that you do not your alms

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

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

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

33 | Again, ye have heard that it hath 5 || And when thou prayest, thou shalt been said by them of old time, Thou shall not be as the hypocrites are: for they love not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the Lord thine oaths:

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

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

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

1 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repe37 But let your communication be, Yea, titions, as the heathen do: for tbey think


Of fasting and worldly care. CHAP. VII. Christ exhorts to prayer. that they shall be heard for their much! 27 Which of you by taking thought can speaking.

add one cubit unto his stature ? 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: 28 And why take ye thought for raifor your Father knoweth what things ye ment? Consider the lilies of the field how kave need of before ye ask him. they grow; they toil not, neither do they

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: spin ; Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed 29' And yet I say unto you, That even be thy name.

Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be like one of these. done in earth as it is in heaven.

30 Wherefore, if God' so clothe the 11 Give us this day our daily bread. grass of the field, which to-day is, and to

12 And forgive us our debts, as we for- morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not give our debtors.

much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 13 And lead us not into temptation, but 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, deliver us from evil. For thine is the What shall we eat?or, what shall we drink? kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? Amen.

32 (For after all these things do the Gen14 For, if ye forgive men their tres- tiles seek) for your heavenly Father knowpasses, your heavenly Father will also for-eth that ye have need of all these things. give you:

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of 15° But if ye forgive not men their tres-God, and his righteousness, and all these passes, neither will your Father forgive things shall be added unto you. your trespasses.

34 Take therefore no thought for the 16 | Moreover, when ye fast, be not as morrow : for the morrow shall take thought the hypocrites, of a sad countenance : for for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the they disfigure their faces, that they may day is the evil thereof. appear 'unto men to fast. Verily, 'I say

CHAP. VII. unto you, They have their reward. UDGE not, that ye be not judged. thine head, and wash thy face; ye shall be judged: and with what mea

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

is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not 19 1 Lay not up for yourselves treasures the beam that is in thine own eye? upon earth, where moth and rust doth cor 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, rupt, and where thieves break through and Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; steal:

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

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

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

71 Ask, and it shall be given you; 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall body shall be full of darkness. If there- be 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 T 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 stone? despise the other. Ye cannot serve God 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him and mammon.

a 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? bim?

26 Bebold 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 tiey?! prophets.


Concerning false prophets. S. MATTHEW. Christ casts out devils.

13 | Enter ye in at the strait gate; for 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou wide is the gate, and broad

is the way, that tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself leadeth to destruction, and many there be to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses which go in thereat:

commanded, for a testimony unto them. 14 Because strait is the gate, and nar 5 | And when Jesus was entered into row is the way, which leadeth unto life, Capernaum, there came unto him a centuand few there be that find it.

rion, beseeching him, 15 | Beware of false prophets, which 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at 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?

8 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 bringeth come under my roof: but speak the word 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, fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth having soldiers under me: and I say to good fruit.

this man, Go, and he goeth; and to ano19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good ther, Come, and he cometh; and to my fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. servant, Do this, and he doeth it.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, know them.

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

come from the east and west, and shall sit 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, down with Abraham, and Isaac, andJacob, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name in the kingdom of heaven: and in thy name have cast out devils? and 12 But the children of the kingdom shall in thy name done many wonderful works? be cast out into outer darkness: there shall

23 And then will I profess unto them, I be weeping and gnashing of teeth. never knew you: depart from me, ye that 13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, work iniquity.

Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, só 24 Therefore whosoeverheareth these be it done unto thee. And his servant was sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will healed in the self-same hour. liken him unto a wise man, which built his 14 | And when Jesus was come into house upon a rock:

Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother 25 And the rain descended, and the laid, and sick of a fever. floods came, and the winds blew, and beat 15 And he touched her hand, and the upon that house; and it fell not: for it was fever left her: and she arose, and minisfounded upon a rock.

tered unto them. 26 And every one that heareth these say 16 | When the even was come, they ings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be brought unto him many that were possesslikened unto a foolish man, which built his ed with devils: and he cast out the spirits house upon the sand:

with his word, and healed all that were sick; 27 And the rain descended, and the 17 That it might be fulfilled which was floods came, and the winds blew, and beat spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, upon that house; and it fell: and great was Himself took our infirmities, and bare our the fall of it.

sicknesses. 28 And it came to pass when Jesus had 18 Now when Jesus saw great multiended these sayings, the people were tudes about him, he gave commandment astonished at his doctrine.

to depart unto the other side. 29 For he taught them as one having 19 And a certain scribe came, and said authority, and not as the scribes. unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithCHAP. VIII.

ersoever thou goest. THEN he was come down from the 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes

mountain, great multitudes follow- have holes, and the birds of the air have ed him.

nests; but the Son of man hath not where 2 And behold, there came a leper and to lay his head. worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou 21 And another of his disciples said wilt, thou canst make me clean. unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and

3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and bury my father. touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; And immediatelybis leprosy was cleansed. and let the dead bury their dead.


that way.

Christ stilleth the tempest. CHAP. IX.

He calls Matthew. 23 | And when he was entered into a 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. ship, his disciples followed him.

8 But when the multitude saw it, they 24 And behold, there arose a great tem- marvelled, and glorified God, which had pest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was given such power unto men. covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 9 And as Jesus passed forth from

25 And his disciples came to him, and thence, he saw a man named Matthew, awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we sitting at the receipt of custom: and he perish.

saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye and followed him. fearful, Oye of little faith? Then he arose, 10 | And it came to pass, as Jesus sat and rebuked the winds and the sea; and at meat in the house, behold, many publithere was a great calm.

cans and sinners came and sat down with 27 But the men mar

arvelled, saying, him and his disciples. What manner of man is this, that even the 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they winds and the sea obey him!

said unto his disciples, Why eateth your 28 | And when he was come to the Master with publicans and sinners? other side, into the country of the Gerge 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said senes, there met him two possessed with unto them, They that be whole need not devils, coming out of the tombs, exceed- a physician, but they that are sick. ing fierce, so that no man might pass by *13 But go ye and learn what that mean

eth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: 29 And behold, they cried out, saying, for I am not come to call the righteous, but What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou sinners to repentance. Son of God? art thou come hither to tor 14 | Then came to him the disciples of ment us before the time?

John, saying, Why do we and the Phari. 30 And there was a good way off from sees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? them an herd of many swine, feeding. 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the

31 So the devils besought him, saying, children of the bride-chamber mourn, as If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away long as the bridegroom is with them? but into the herd of swine.

the days will come, when the bridegroom 32 And he said unto them, Go. And shall be taken from them, and then shall when they were come out, they went into they fast. the herd of swine: and behold, the whole 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth herd of swine ran violently down a steep unto ar old garment: for that which is put place into the sea, and perished in the in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, waters.

and the rent is made worse. 33 And they that kept them, fled, and 17 Neither do men put new wine into went their ways into the city, and told old bottles: else the bottles break, and every thing; and what was befallen to the the wine runneth out, and the bottles possessed of the devils.

perish: but they put new wine into new 34 And behold, the whole city came bottles, and both are preserved. out to meet Jesus: and when they saw 18 While he spake these things unto him, they besought him that he would de- them, behold, there came a certain ruler, part out of their coasts.

and worshipped him, saying, My daughter CHAP. IX.

is even now dead: but come and lay thy A

ND he entered into a ship, and passed hand upon her, and she shall live.

over, and came into his own city. 19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, 2 And behold, they brought to him a and so did his disciples. man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: and 20 9 (And behold, a woman which was Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick diseased with an issue of blood twelve of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy years, came behind him, and touched the sins be forgiven thee.

hem of his garment. 3 And behold, certain of the scribes said 21 For she said within herself, If I may within themselves, This man blasphemeth. but touch his garment, I shall be whole.

4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, 22 But Jesus turned bim about, and said, Wherefore think ye evil in your when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of hearts ?

good comfort: thy faith hath made thee 5 For whether is easier to say, Thy whole. And the woman was made whole sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and from that hour.) walk?

23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's 6 But that ye may know that the Son of house, and saw the minstrels and the peoman hath power on earth to forgive sins, ple making a noise, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) 24 He said unto them, Give place: for Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto tbine the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And bouse.

they laughed him to scorn..

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