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CHAPTER VII. Against worldly care. ye: Our Father which art in heaven, no thought for your life, what ye Hallowed be thy name.

shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will yet for your body, what ye shall put be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

Is not the life more than meat, 11 Give us this day our daily bread. and the body than raiment ?

12 And forgive us our debts, as we 26 Behold the fowls of the air : forgive our debtors.

for they sow not, neither do they 13 And lead us not into tempta- reap, nor gather into barns; yet your tion, but deliver us from evil: For heavenly Father feedeth them. Are thine is the kingdom, and the power, ye not much better than they? and the glory, for ever. Amen.

27 Which of you by taking thought 14 For if ye forgive men their can add one cubit unto his stature ? trespasses, your heavenly Father 28 And why take ye thought for will also forgive you :

raiment ? . Consider the lilies of the 15 But if ye forgive not men their field, how they grow; they toil not, trespasses, neither will your Father neither do they spin : forgive your trespasses.

29 And yet I say unto you, That 16 | Moreover when ye fast, be even Solomon in all his glory was not, as the hypocrites, of a sad coun not arrayed like one of these. tenance: for they disfigure their 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the faces, that they may appear unto grass of the field, which to day is, men to fast. Verily I say unto you, and to morrow is cast into the oven, They have their reward.

shall he not much more clothe you, 17 But thou, when thou fastest, O ye of little faith ? anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 31 Therefore take no thought, say.

18 That thou appear not unto men ing, What shall we eat? or, What to fast, but unto thy Father which is shall we drink? or, Wherewithal in secret: and thy Father which seeth shall we be clothed ? in secret shall reward thee open 32 (For after all these things do

19 | Lay not up for yourselves the Gentiles seek :) for your heavenly treasures upon earth, where moth Father knoweth that ye have need and rust doth corrupt, and where of all these things. thieves break through and steal : 33 But seek ye first the kingdom

20 But lay up for yourselves trea- of God, and his righteousness; and all sures in heaven, where neither moth these things shall be added unto you. nor rust doth corrupt, and where 34 Take therefore no thought for thieves do not break through nor steal: the morrow: for the morrow shall

21 For where your treasure is, take thought for the things of itself. there will your heart be also.

Sufficient unto the day is the evil 22 The light of the body is the thereof. eye: if therefore thine eye be single,

CHAPTER VII. thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole

1 Christ continueth his sermon on the mount: he reproveth

rash judgment; 6 forbiddeth to cast holy things to body shall be full of darkness. If there.

dogs ; 7 exhorteth to prayer, 13 to enter in at the strait fore the light that is in thee be dark

gate, 15 to beware of false prophets, 21 and not to be

hearers, but doers of the word; 24 like the man that ness, how great is that darkness ! buildeth his house on a rock, 26 and not on the sand.

24 | No man can serve two mas UDGE not, that ye be not ters: for either he will hate the one, J judged. and love the other ; or else he will 2 For with what judgment ye judge, hold to the one, and despise the other. ye shall be judged : and with what Ye cannot serve God and mammon. measure ye mete, it shall be mea. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take sured to you again.

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To beware of false prophets. ST. MATTHEW, To be doers of the word.

3 And why beholdest thou the forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree mote that is in thy brother's eye, but bringeth forth evil fruit. considerest not the beam that is in 18 A good tree cannot bring forth thine own eye?

evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy bring forth good fruit. brother, Let me pull out the mote 19 Every tree that bringeth not out of thine eye; and, behold, forth good fruit is hewn down, and beam is in thine own eye?

cast into the fire. 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye the beam out of thine own eye; and shall know them. then shalt thou see clearly to cast 21 | Not every one that saith unto out the mote out of thy brother's eye. me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the

6 Give not that which is holy kingdom of heaven; but he that unto the dogs, neither cast ye your doeth the will of my Father which pearls before swine, lest they trample is in heaven. them under their feet, and turn again 22 Many will say to me in that day, and rend you.

Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied 7 | Ask, and it shall be given you; | in thy name ? and in thy name have seek, and ye shall find; knock, and cast out devils ? and in thy name it shall be opened unto you:

done many wonderful works? 8 For every one that asketh re- 23 And then will I profess unto ceiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; them, I never knew you : depart and to him that knocketh it shall be from me, ye that work iniquity. opened.

24 | Therefore whosoever heareth 9 Or what manis there of you, whom these 'sayings of mine, and doeth if his son ask bread, will he give him them, I will liken him unto a wise a stone ?

man,

which built his house upon a 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give rock : him a serpent ?

25 And the rain descended, and 11 If ye then, being evil, know the floods came, and the winds blew, how to give good gifts unto your and beat upon that house ; and it fell children, how much more shall your not: for it was founded upon a rock. Father which is in heaven give good 26 And every one that heareth things to them that ask him? these sayings of mine, and doeth

12 Therefore all things whatsoever them not, shall be likened unto a ye would that men should do to you, foolish man, which built his house do ye even so to them: for this is the

upon the sand : law and the prophets.

27 And the rain descended, and 13 | Enter ye in at the strait gate: the floods came, and the winds blew, for wide is the gate, and broad is the and beat upon that house; and it way, that leadeth to destruction, and fell: and great was the fall of it. many there be which go in thereat : 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus

14 Because strait is the gate, and had ended these sayings, the people narrow is the way, which leadeth were astonished at his doctrine: unto life, and few there be that find it. 29 For he taught them as one hav

15 9 Beware of false prophets, which ing authority, and not as the scribes. come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

CHAPTER VIII. 16 Ye shall know them by their 1 Christ cleanseth the leper ; 5 healeth the centurion's

servant, 14 Peter's mother in law, 16 and many other fruits. Do men gather grapes of diseased persons; 18 sheweth how he is to be followed ; thorns, or figs of thistles ?

23 stilleth the tempest on the sea ; 28 driveth the devils

out of two men possessed; 31 and suffereth them to go 17 Even so every good tree bringeth

into the swine.

Christ cleanseth the leper. CHAPTER VIII. He stilleth the tempest.

CHEN he was come down from 14 | And when Jesus was come

the mountain, great multitudes into Peter's house, he saw his wife's followed him.

mother laid, and sick of a fever. 2 And, behold, there came a leper 15 And he touched her hand, and and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if the fever left her: and she arose, thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. and ministered unto them.

3 And Jesus put forth his hand, 16 When the even was come, and touched him, saying, I will; be they brought unto him many that thou clean. And immediately his were possessed with devils: and he leprosy was cleansed.

cast out the spirits with his word, 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See and healed all that were sick: thou tell no man; but go thy way, 17 That it might be fulfilled which shew thyself to the priest, and offer was spoken by Esaias the prophet, the gift that Moses commanded, for saying, Himself took our infirmities, a testimony unto them.

and bare our sicknesses. 5 | And when Jesus was entered 18 | Now when Jesus saw great into Capernaum, there came unto multitudes about him, he gave comhim a centurion, beseeching him, mandment to depart unto the other

6 And saying, Lord, my servant side. lieth at home sick of the palsy, griev- 19 And a certain scribe came, and ously tormented.

said unto him, Master, I will follow 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will thee whithersoever thou goest. come and heal him.

20 And Jesus saith unto him, The 8 The centurion answered and foxes have holes, and the birds of said, Lord, I am not worthy that the air have nests; but the Son of thou shouldest come under my roof: man hath not where to lay his head. but speak the word only, and my 21 And another of his disciples servant shall be healed.

said unto him, Lord, suffer me first 9 For I am a man under authority, to go and bury my father. having soldiers under me: and I say 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow to this man, Go, and he goeth; and me; and let the dead bury their dead. to another, Come, and he cometh ; 23 | And when he was entered and to my servant, Do this, and he into a ship, his disciples followed him. doeth it.

24 And, behold, there arose a great 10 When Jesus heard it, he mar- tempest in the sea, insomuch that velled, and said to them that followed, the ship was covered with the waves: Verily I say unto you, I have not found but he was asleep. so great faith, no, not in Israel.

25 And his disciples came to him, 11 And I

you,
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many and awoke him, saying, Lord, save shall come from the east and west, us: we perish. and shall sit down with Abraham, 26 And he saith unto them, Why and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom are ye fearful, 0 ye of little faith? of heaven:

Then he arose, and rebuked the 12 But the children of the king. winds and the sea ; and there was a dom shall be cast out into outer great calm. darkness: there shall be weeping 27 But the men marvelled, saying, and gnashing of teeth.

What manner of man is this, that 13 And Jesus said unto the centu- even the winds and the sea obey him! rion, Go thy way; and as thou hast 28 | And when he was come to the believed, so be it done unto thee. other side into the country of the And his servant was healed in the Gergesenes, there met him two posselfsame hour.

sessed with devils, coming out of the

say unto

One sick of the palsy cured. ST. MATTHEW,

Matthew is called. tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no Son of man hath power on earth to man might pass by that way. forgive sins, (then saith he to the

29 And, behold, they cried out, sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up saying, What have we to do with thy bed, and go unto thine house. thee, Jesus, thou Son of God ? art 7 And he arose, and departed to his thou come hither to torment us be- house. fore the time?

8 But when the multitudes saw it, 30 And there was a good way off they marvelled, and glorified God, from them a herd of many swine which had given such power unto feeding.

men. 31 So the devils besought him, 9 | And as Jesus passed forth saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us from thence, he saw a man, named to go away into the herd of swine. Matthew, sitting at the receipt of

32 And he said unto them, Go. custom: and he saith unto him, And when they were come out, they Follow me. And he arose, and fol. went into the herd of swine: and, lowed him. behold, the whole herd of swine ran 10 | And it came to pass, as Jesus violently down a steep place into the sat at meat in the house, behold, sea, and perished in the waters. many publicans and sinners came and

33 And they that kept them fled, sat down with him and his disciples. and went their ways into the city, and 11 And when the Pharisees saw told every thing, and what was be- it, they said unto his disciples, Why fallen to the possessed of the devils. eateth your master with publicans

34 And, behold, the whole city and sinners ? came out to meet Jesus: and when 12 But when Jesus heard that, he they saw him, they besought him that said unto them, They that be whole he would depart out of their coasts. need not a physician, but they that

CHAPTER IX. 1 Christ cureth one sick of the palsy ; 9 calleth Matthew 13 But go ye and learn what that and sinners ; 14 defendeth his disciples for no?"fasting: meaneth, I will have mercy, and not 20 cureth the bloody issue ; 23 raiseth from death Jai- sacrifice: for I am not come to call rus' daughter; 27 giveth sight to two blind men; 32 healeth a dumb man possessed of a devil; 36 and hath

the righteous, but sinners to repentcompassion on the multitude.

ance. ND he into a ship, and 14 | Then came to him the disci.

over, and came into his ples of John, saying, Why do we own city.

and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy 2 And, behold, they brought to him disciples fast not? a man sick of the palsy, lying on a 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can bed: and Jesus seeing their faith the children of the bridechamber said unto the sick of the palsy; mourn, as long as the bridegroom is Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be with them? but the days will come, forgiven thee.

when the bridegroom shall be taken 3 And, behold, certain of the scribes from them, and then shall they fast. said within themselves, This man 16 No man putteth a piece of new blasphemeth.

cloth unto an old garment; for that 4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts which is put in to fill it up taketh said, Wherefore think ye evil in your from the garment, and the rent is hearts?

made worse. 5 For whether is easier, to say, 17 Neither do men put new wine Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to into old bottles: else the bottles say, Arise, and walk?

break, and the wine runneth out, 6 But that ye may know that the and the bottles perish: but they

are sick.

Jairus' daughter raised. CHAPTER X.

A dumb man healed. put new wine into new bottles, and 32 | As they went out, behold, they both are preserved.

brought to him a dumb man pos18 | While he spake these things sessed with a devil. unto them, behold, there came a 33 And when the devil was cast certain ruler, and worshipped him, out, the dumb spake: and the mulsaying, My daughter is even now titudes marvelled, saying, It was dead: but come and lay thy hand never so seen in Israel. upon her, and she shall live.

34 But the Pharisees said, He 19 And Jesus arose, and followed casteth out devils through the prince him, and so did his disciples.

of the devils. 20 | And, behold, a woman, which 35 And Jesus went about all the was diseased with an issue of blood cities and villages, teaching in their twelve years, came behind him, and synagogues, and preaching the gospel touched the hem of his garment: of the kingdom, and healing every

21 For she said within herself, If sickness and every disease among I may but touch his garment, I shall the people. be whole.

36 | But when he saw the mul. 22 But Jesus turned him about, titudes, he was moved with compasand when he saw her, he said, sion on them, because they fainted, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy and were scattered abroad, as sheep faith hath made thee whole. And having no shepherd. the woman was made whole from 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, that hour.

The harvest truly is plenteous, but 23 And when Jesus came into the the labourers are few; ruler's house, and saw the minstrels 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of and the people making a noise, the harvest, that he will send forth

24 He said unto them, Give place: labourers into his harvest. for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth.

CHAPTER X. And they laughed him to scorn.

1 Christ sendeth out his twelve apostles ; endueth them 25 But when the people were put with power to do miracles ; 5 giveth them their charge ; forth, he went in, and took her by

teacheth them ; 16 comforteth them against persecu

tions ; 40 and promiseth a blessing to those that receive the hand, and the maid arose.

26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

him his 27 | And when Jesus departed gave them power against unclean thence, two blind men followed him, spirits, to cast them out, and to crying, and saying, Thou Son of Da- heal all manner of sickness and all vid, have mercy on us.

manner of disease. 28 And when he was come into 2 Now the names of the twelve the house, the blind men came to apostles are these; The first, Simon, him: and Jesus saith unto them, who is called Peter, and Andrew his Believe ye that I am able to do this? brother; James the son of Zebedee, They said unto him, Yea, Lord. and John his brother;

29 Then touched he their eyes, 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thosaying, According to your faith be mas, and Matthew the publican;

James the son of Alpheus, and Leb30 And their eyes were opened; beus, whose surname was Thaddeus ; and Jesus straitly charged them, 4 Simon the Cananite, and Judas saying, See that no man know it. Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

31 But they, when they were de 5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, parted, spread abroad his fame in and commanded them, saying, Go all that country.

not into the way of the Gentiles, and

them.

26. Ando the tharen hereof went A when thee had dialedesunto

it unto you.

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