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The wise men worship Christ. ST. MATTHEW, Herod slayeth the children. sleep did as the angel of the Lord | into the house, they saw the young had bidden him, and took unto him child with Mary his mother, and fell his wife:

down, and worshipped him: and 25 And knew her not till she had when they had opened their treabrought forth her firstborn son: and sures, they presented unto him gifts; he called his name JESUS.

gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

12 And being warned of God in a CHAPTER II.

dream that they should not return to 1 Wise men from the east, directed by a star; inquire Herod, they departed into their own

presents. 14 Joseph Aeeth into Egypt, with Jesus country another way.
and his mother. 16 Herod slayeth the children. 19
After his death, Christ is brought back again to the

13 And when they were departed, land of Israel, and thence into Galilee to Nazareth. behold, the angel of the Lord apCOW when Jesus was born in peareth to Joseph in a dream, say, Bethlehem of Judea in the days ing, Arise, and take the young

child of Herod the king, behold, there came and his mother, and flee into Egypt, wise men from the east to Jerusalem, and be thou there until I bring thee

2 Saying, Where is he that is born word: for Herod will seek the young King of the Jews ? for we have seen child to destroy him. his star in the east, and are come to 14 When he arose, he took the worship him.


child and his mother by night, 3 When Herod the king had heard and departed into Egypt: these things, he was troubled, and all 15 And was there until the death Jerusalem with him.

of Herod: that it might be fulfilled 4 And when he had gathered all which was spoken of the Lord by the chief priests and scribes of the the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt people together, he demanded of them have I called my son. where Christ should be born.

16 | Then Herod, when he saw 5 And they said unto him, In that he was mocked of the wise men, Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, written by the prophet,

and slew all the children that were 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts of Judah, art not the least among the thereof, from two years old and under, princes of Judah: for out of thee shall according to the time which he had come a Governor, that shall rule my diligently inquired of the wise men. people Israel.

17 Then was fulfilled that which was 7 Then Herod, when he had pri- spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, vily called the wise men, inquired of 18 In Ramah was there a voice them diligently what time the star heard, lamentation, and weeping, and appeared.

great mourning, Rachel weeping for 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, her children, and would not be comand said, Go and search diligently for forted, because they are not. the young child ; and when ye have 19 9 But when Herod was dead, found him, bring me word again, that behold, an angel of the Lord appearI may come and worship him also. eth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

9 When they had heard the king, 20 Saying, Arise, and take the they departed; and, lo, the star, which young child and his mother, and go they saw in the east, went before into the land of Israel: for they are them, till it came and stood over where dead which sought the young child's the young child was.

life. 10 When they saw the star, they 21 And he arose, and took the rejoiced with exceeding great joy. young child and his mother, and 11 | And when they were come came into the land of Israel.

in Jordan.


John the Baptist preacheth. CHAPTER III. Christ baptized in Jordan.

22 But when he heard that Arche- | after me is mightier than I, whose laus did reign in Judea in the room shoes I am not worthy to bear: he of his father Herod, he was afraid shall baptize you with the Holy to

go thither: notwithstanding, being Ghost, and with fire: warned of God in a dream, he turned 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and aside into the parts of Galilee: he will thoroughly purge his floor,

23 And he came and dwelt in a city and gather his wheat into the garner; called Nazareth: that it might be ful- but he will burn up the chaff with filled which was spoken by the pro- unquenchable fire. phets, He shall be called a Nazarene. 13 | Then cometh Jesus from

Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be CHAPTER III.

baptized of him. 1 John preacheth. His office, life, and baptism. 7 He

14 But John forbade him, saying, reprehendeth the Pharisees. 13 He baptizeth Christ

I have need to be baptized of thee, N those days came John the Bap- and comest thou to me? tist, preaching in

15 And Jesus answering said unto of Judea,

him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the it becometh us to fulfil all righteouskingdom of heaven is at hand.

Then he suffered him. 3 For this is he that was spoken 16 And Jesus, when he was bapof by the prophet Esaias, saying, tized, went up straightway out of The voice of one crying in the wild the water: and, lo, the heavens were derness, Prepare ye the way of the opened unto him, and he saw the Lord, make his paths straight. Spirit of God descending like a dove,

4 And the same John had his rai- and lighting upon him: ment of camel's hair, and a leathern 17 Ånd lo a voice from heaven, girdle about his loins; and his meat saying, This is my beloved Son, in was locusts and wild honey.

whom I am well pleased. 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem,

CHAPTER IV. and all Judea, and all the region 1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. 11 The angels minister round about Jordan,

unto him. 13 He dwelleth in Capernaum, 17 beginneth

to preach. 18 He calleth Peter, and Andreu, 21 James, 6 And were baptized of him in and John, 23 and healeth the diseased. Jordan, confessing their sins. THEN was Jesus led up of the

7 But when he saw many of the Spirit into the wilderness to be Pharisees and Sadducees come to his tempted of the devil. baptism, he said unto them, O genera 2 And when he had fasted forty tion of vipers, who hath warned you to days and forty nights, he was afterflee from the wrath to come?

ward ahungered. 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet 3 And when the tempter came to for repentance:

him, he said, If thou be the Son of 9 And think not to say within God, command that these stones be yourselves, We have Abraham to made bread. qur father: for I say unto you, that 4 But he answered and said, It is God is able of these stones to raise written, Man shall not live by bread up children unto Abraham.

alone, but by every word that pro10 And now also the axe is laid ceedeth out of the mouth of God. unto the root of the trees: therefore 5 Then the devil taketh him up every tree which bringeth not forth into the holy city, and setteth him good fruit is hewn down, and cast on a pinnacle of the temple, into the fire.

6 And saith unto him, If thou be 11 I indeed baptize you with water the Son of God, cast thyself down: unto repentance: but he that cometh for it is written, He shall give his



Christ is tempted.

ST. MATTHEW, He healeth divers diseases. angels charge concerning thee: and 21 And going on from thence, he in their hands they shall bear thee saw other two brethren, James the up, lest at any time thou dash thy son of Zebedee, and John his brother, foot against a stone.

in a ship with Zebedee their father, 7 Jesus said unto him, It is writ- mending their nets; and he called ten again, Thou shalt not tempt the them. Lord thy God.

22 And they immediately left the 8 Again, the devil taketh him up ship and their father, and followed into an exceeding high mountain, him. and sheweth him all the kingdoms 23 | And Jesus went about all of the world, and the glory of them; Galilee, teaching in their syna.

9 And saith unto him, All these gogues, and preaching the gospel things will I give thee, if thou wilt of the kingdom, and healing all fall down and worship me.

manner of sickness and all manner 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, of disease among the people. Get thee hence, Satan: for it is 24 And his fame went throughout written, Thou shalt worship the Lord all Syria : and they brought unto thy God, and him only shalt thou him all sick people that were taken

with divers diseases and torments, 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and those which were possessed with and, behold, angels came and mi- devils, and those which were lunanistered unto him.

tic, and those that had the palsy; 12 | Now when Jesus had heard and he healed them. that John was cast into prison, he 25 And there followed him great departed into Galilee;

multitudes of people from Galilee, 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and from Decapolis, and from Jeruand dwelt in Capernaum, which is salem, and from Judea, and from upon the sea coast, in the borders beyond Jordan. of Zebulun and Nephthalim:

CHAPTER V. 14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet,

are blessed : 13 he calleth his disciples the salt of the saying,

earth, 14 and the light of the world. 17 He came

to fulfil the law. 21 Its' extent shown by reference 15 The land of Zebulun, and the

to killing, 27 to adultery, 33 and to swearing. land of Nephthalim, by the way of

38 He exhorteth to suffer wrong, 44 to love our ene

mies, 48 and to be perfect. the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;

went up into a mountain: and ness saw great light; and to them when he was set, his disciples came which sat in the region and shadow unto him: of death light is sprung up.

2 And he opened his mouth, and 17 | From that time Jesus be- taught them, saying, gan to preach, and to say, Repent: 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

18 | And Jesus, walking by the 4 Blessed are they that mourn: sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, for they shall be comforted. Simon called Peter, and Andrew his 5 Blessed are the meek: for they brother, casting a net into the sea : shall inherit the earth. for they were fishers.

6 Blessed are they which do hun. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow ger and thirst after righteousness: for me, and I will make you fishers of men. they shall be filled.

20 And they straightway left their 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they nets, and followed him.

shall obtain mercy.

1 Christ's sermon on the mount.

3. He declareth who

16 The people which sat in dark. A ND seeing the multitudes, he

Christ's sermon

on the mount. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: 21 [ Ye have heard that it was for they shall see God.

said by them of old time, Thou shalt 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: not kill; and whosoever shall kill for they shall be called the children shall be in danger of the judgment: of God.

22 But I say unto you, That who10 Blessed are they which are per- soever is angry with his brother secuted for righteousness' sake: for without a cause shall be in danger theirs is the kingdom of heaven. of the judgment: and whosoever

11 Blessed are ye, when men shall shall say to his brother, Raca, shall revile you, and persecute you, and be in danger of the council: but shall say all manner of evil against whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall you falsely, for my sake.

be in danger of hell fire. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift for great is your reward in heaven: to the altar, and there rememberest for so persecuted they the prophets that thy brother hath aught against which were before you.

thee; 13 | Ye are the salt of the earth : 24 Leave there thy gift before the but if the salt have lost his savour, altar, and go thy way; first be reconwherewith shall it be salted ? it is ciled to thy brother, and then come thenceforth good for nothing, but to and offer thy gift. be cast out, and to be trodden under 25 Agree with thine adversary foot of men.

quickly, while thou art in the way 14 Ye are the light of the world. with him ; lest at any time the adA city that is set on a hill cannot be versary deliver thee to the judge, hid.

and the judge deliver thee to the 15 Neither do men light a candle, officer, and thou be cast into prison. and put it under a bushel, but on a 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou candlestick; ; and it giveth light unto shalt by no means come out thence, all that are in the house.

till thou hast paid the uttermost 16 Let your light so shine before farthing. men, that they may see your good 27 Ye have heard that it was works, and glorify your Father which said by them of old time, Thou shalt is in heaven.

not commit adultery : 17 | Think not that I am come 28 But I say unto you, That whoto destroy the law, or the prophets : I soever looketh on a woman to lust am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. after her hath committed adultery

18 For verily I say unto you, Till with her already in his heart. heaven and earth pass, one jot or one 29 And if thy right eye offend tittle shall in no wise pass from the thee, pluck it out, and cast it from law, till all be fulfilled.

thee: for it is profitable for thee that 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of thy members should perish, one of these least commandments, and not that thy whole body should and shall teach men so, he shall be be cast into hell. called the least in the kingdom of 30 And if thy right hand offend heaven: but whosoever shall do and thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: teach them, the same shall be called for it is profitable for thee that one great in the kingdom of heaven. of thy members should perish, and

20 For I say unto you, That ex- not that thy whole body should be cept your righteousness shall exceed cast into hell. the righteousness of the scribes and 31 It hath been said, Whosoever Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter shall put away his wife, let him give into the kingdom of heaven.

her a writing of divorcement:

25 He exhorteth not to be

Against swearing ST. MATTHEW, Of almsgiving and prayer.

32 But I say unto you, That who- you, what reward have ye? do not soever shall put away his wife, saving even the publicans the same? for the cause of fornication, causeth 47 And if ye salute your brethren her to commit adultery: and whoso- only, what do ye more than others? ever shall marry her that is divorced do not even the publicans so ? committeth adultery.

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as 33 | Again, ye have heard that it your Father which is in heaven is hath been said by them of old time, perfect. Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but

CHAPTER VI. shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths :

1 Christ continueth his sermon on the mount ; speaking

of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiving our brethren, 16 fast. 34 But I say unto you, Swear not ing, 19 where our treasure is to be laid up, 24 and of at all; neither by heaven; for it is

serving God, and mammon.

careful for worldly things; 33 but to seek first the kingGod's throne:

dom of God.

his AKE heed that ye do not your footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for alms before men, to be seen of it is the city of the great King. them: otherwise ye have no reward

36 Neither shalt thou swear by of your Father which is in heaven. thy head, because thou canst not 2 Therefore when thou doest thine make one hair white or black. alms, do not sound a trumpet before

37 But let your communication be, thee, as the hypocrites do in the synaYea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever gogues and in the streets, that they is more than these cometh of evil. may have glory of men. Verily I say

38 [ Ye have heard that it hath unto you, They have their reward. been said, An eye for an eye, and 3 But when thou doest alms, let a tooth for a tooth:

not thy left hand know what thy 39 But I say unto you, That ye right hand doeth: resist not evil : but whosoever shall 4 That thine alms may be in sesmite thee on thy right cheek, turn cret: and thy Father which seeth in seto him the other also.

cret himself shall reward thee openly. 40 And if any man will sue thee 5 | And when thou prayest, thou at the law, and take away thy coat, shalt not be as the hypocrites are : let him have thy cloak also.

for they love to pray standing in 41 And whosoever shall compel the synagogues and in the corners thee to go a mile, go with him twain. of the streets, that they may be seen

42 Give to him that asketh thee, of men. Verily I say unto you, They and from him that would borrow of have their reward. thee turn not thou away.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, 43 | Ye have heard that it hath enter into thy closet, and when been said, Thou shalt love thy neigh- thou hast shut thy door, pray to bour, and hate thine enemy.

thy Father which is in secret; and 44 But I say unto you, Love your thy Father which seeth in secret shall enemies, bless them that curse you, reward thee openly. do good to them that hate you, and 7 But when ye pray, use not vain pray for them which despitefully use repetitions, as the heathen do : for you, and persecute you ;

they think that they shall be heard 45 That ye may be the children of for their much speaking. your Father which is in heaven: for 8 Be not ye therefore like unto he maketh his sun to rise on the evil them: for your Father knoweth what and on the good, and sendeth rain on things ye have need of, before ye the just and on the unjust.

ask him. 46 For if ye love them which love 9 After this manner therefore pray

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