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1 The Gospel according to Saint MATTHEW.
20 But while he thought on these things
Christ, the son of David, the son of son of David, fear not to take unto thee Abraham.
Mary thy wife : for that which is con2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac beceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. gat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and kis brethren;
thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he 3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara shall save his people from their sins. of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; 22 Now all this was done, that it might and Esrom begat Aram;
be fulfilled which was spoken of the 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Lord by the prophet, saying, Aminadab begat Naasson ; and Naas- 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, Bon begat Salinon;
and shall bring forth a son, and they 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; shall call his name Emmanuel, which and Booz begat Obed of Ruth ; und being interpreted is, God with us. Obed begat Jesse ;
24 Then Joseph, being raised from 6 And Jesse begat David the king; and sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had David the king begat Solomon of her bidden him, and took unto him his wife: that had been the wife of Urius ;
25 And knew her not till she had 7 And Solomon begatRoboam; and Ro- brought forth her first-born son: and boam begat Abia ; and Abia begat Asa; he called his name JESUS. 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josa
CHAP. II. phat begat Joram; and Joram begat The wise men worship Christ. Ozias ; 9 And Ozias begat Joatham ; and Joa. NOW when Jesus was born in Beth
lehem of Judea in the days of Hertham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat od the king, behold, there came wise Ezekias ;
men from the east to Jerusalem, 10 And Ezekias hegat Manasses ; and 2 Saying, Where is he that is born Manasses begat Amon; and Amon be- King of the Jews ? for we have seen his gat Josias;
star in the east, and are come to wor. 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his ship him. brethren, about the time they were car. 3 When Herod the king had heard ried away to Babylon :
these things, he was troubled, and all
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud ; and together, he demanded of them where
5 And they said unto him, In Bethle. 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc hem of Judea : for thus it is written by begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud ; the prophet,
15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Ele6 Ård thou Bethlehem, in the land azar begat Matthan; and Matthan be- of Juda, art not the least among tho gat Jacob;
princes of Juda : for out of thee shall 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the hus. come a Governor, that shall rule my band of Mary, of whom was boru Jesus, people Israel. who is called Christ.
7 Then Herod, when he had privily 17 So all the gencrations from Abra- called the wise men, inquired of them ham to David are fourteen generations; diligently what time the star appeared. and from David until the carrying uway s And he sent them to Bethlehem, and into Bahylou are fourteen generations : said, Go, and search diligentiy for the and from the carrying away into Baby- young child ; and when ye have found lon unto Christ are fourieen generations. him, bring me word again, that I may 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was come and worship him also. on this wise: When as his mother Mary 9 When they had heard the king, they was espoused to Joseph, before they departed; and lo, the star, which they came together, she was found with saw in the east, wert before them, till it child or the Holy Ghost.
came and stood over where the young 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a child was. just man, and not willing to make her a 10 When they saw the star, they republic example, was miuded to put her joiced with exceeding great joy. eway privlly.
11 | And wheú they were come into
John's preaching, the house, they saw the young cild 2 And saying, Repent ye ; for the kingwith Mary his mother, and fell down, dom of heaven is at hand. und worshipped him: and when they 3 For this is he that was spoken of by had opened their treasures, they pre- the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice sented unto him gills ; gold, and trunk- of one crying in the wilderness, Preparo incense, ard myrrh.
ye the way of the Lord, make lis pallis 12 And being warned of God in a straight. dream that thiey should uot return to 4 And the same John had his raiment Herol, they departed into their own of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle country another way.
about his loins; and his meat was lo. 13 And when they were departed, be custs and wild liuney. hold, the angel of the Lord appeareth 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and all Judea, and all the region round and take the young child and his moth. about Jordan, er, and flee intoEgypt,and be thou there 6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, until I bring thee word : for Herod will consessing their siris. seek the young child to destroy him. 7 | But when he saw many of the
14 When he arose, he took the young Pharisees and Sadducees come to his child and his mother by night, aliu de baptism, he said unto them, O gener parted into Egypt:
tion of vipers, who hath viarned you 10 15 And was there until the death of thee from the wrath to come? Herod : that it might be fulfilled which 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, repentance : saying, Out of Egypt have I called my 9 And think not to say within your. Son.
selves, We have Abraham to our file 16 1 Then Herod, when he saw that ther: for I say unto you, that God is he was mocked of the wise mell, was able of these stones to raise up children exceeding wroth, und sent forth, and unio Abraham. slew all the children that were in Beth- 10 And now also the axe is laid to lehem, and in all the coasts thereol, from the root of the trees: therefore every two years old and under, according to tree which bringeth not forth good fruit the time which he had diligently in- is hewn down, and cast into ihe fire. quired of the wise men.
11 I indeed baptize you with water un. 17. Then was fulfilled that which was to repentance: but he that coineth fler spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am
18 In Rama was there a voice heard, not worthy to bear: he shull baptize lamentation, and weeping, and great you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire : inourning, Rachel weeping for her chil. 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will dren, and would not be comforted, be thoroughly purge his floor, and gather cause they are not.
his wheat into the garner ; but he will 19 But, when Herod was dead, be turn up the chaff with unquenchable tire. hold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in 134 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to u dream to Joseph in Egypt,
Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young 14 But John forbade him, saying, I child and his mother, and go into the have need to be baptized of thee, it! land of Israel : for they are dead which comest thou to me?" sought the young child's life.
15 And Jesus answering said unto hini, 21 And he arose, uni took the young Suffer it to be so now: for thus ii bechild and his mother, and came into the cometh us to fulfil all righteousness. land of Israel.
Then he suffered him. 22 But.when he heard that Archelaus 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, did reign in Judea in the room of his wept up straightway out of the water : father Herod, he was afraid to go thith- and lo,theheavenswere opened unto him, er: notwithstanding, being warned of and he saw the Spirit of God descending God in a cream, he turned aside into like a dove, and lighting upon him ; the parts of Galilee :
17 And lo, à voice troin heaven, say: 23 And he came and dwelt in a city ing, This is my beloved Son, iu whom I called Nazareth : that it might be fulfill. am well pleased. ed which was spoken by the prophets,
CHAP. IV. He shall be called a Nazarene.
Christ's fasting and temptation. CHAP. Ill.
up The preaching of John the Baptist. into the wilderness to be templed IN N those days caine John the Baptist, of the devil.
preaching in the wilderness of Judea, I 2 And when he had lasted forty days Christ fasteti and is leinpted. CHAP. V.
His sermon on the mount. and torty nights, he was afterwards a with Zebedee their father, mending their hungered.
nets : 'and he called them. 3 And when the tempter came to him, 22 And they immediately left the ship, he said, If thou be the Son of God, com. and their father, and followed him. mand that these stones be made bread. 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee,
4 But he answered and said, It is teaching in their synagogues, and written, Man shall not live by bread preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and alone, but hy every word that proceed- healing all manner of sickness, and all eth out of the mouth of God.
manner of disease among the people. 5 Then the devil taketh him up into 24 And his fame went throughout all the holy city, and setteth him on a pin. Syria : and they brought unto him all nacle of the temple,
sick people that were taken with divers 6 And saith unto him, If thou he the diseases and torments, and those which Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is were possessed with devils, and those written, He shall give his angels charge which were lunatic, and those that had concerning thee: and in their hands the palsy; and he healed them. . they shall bear thee up, lest at any time 25 And there followed him great multhou dash thy foot against a stone. titudes of people from Galilee, and from 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Decapolis, and from Jerusalemi, and Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. from Judea, and fron Leyond Jordan. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up into
CHAP. V. an exceeling high mountain, and shew.
Who are the blessed. eth him all the kingdoms of the world, A ND seeing the multitudes, he went and the glory of them,
up into a mountain : and wheji he 9 And saith unto him, All these things was set, his disciples came unto him. will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down. 2 And he opened his mouth, and laught and worship me.
them, saying, 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit : for thee hence, Satan : for it is written, theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Thou shall worship the Lord thy God, 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for and him only shalt thou serve.
they shall be comforted. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall behold, angels came and ministered inherit the earth. unto him.
6 Blessed are they which do hunger 12 T Now, when Jesus had heard that and thirst after righteousness : for they John was cast into prison, he departed shall be filled. Into Galilee;
7 Blessed are the merciful : for they 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and shall obtain mercy. dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the Blessed are the pure in heart: for sea-coast, in the borders of Zabulon and they shall see God. Nephthalim ;
9 Blessed are the peace-makers : for 14 That it might be fulfilled which was they shall be called the children of God. spoken by Esaias
the prophet, saying, . 10 Blessed are they which are perse15 The land of Zabulon, and the land cuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, is the kingdom of heaven. beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles : 11 Blessed are ye when nen shall re
16 The people which sat in darkness, vile you, and persecute you, and sha! siw great light; and to them which sat say all manner of evil against you in the region and shadow of death, light falsely, for my sake. is sprung up.
12 Rejoite, and be exceeding glad : for 17 | From that time Jesus began to great is your reward in heaven : for so preach, and to say, Repent; lor the persecuted they the prophets which kingdom of heaven is at hand.
were before you. 18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of 13 | Ye are the salt of the earth : but Galilee, saw iwo brethren, Simon call- ir the salt have lost his savour, whereed Peter, and Andrew his brother,casting with shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth a net into the sea ; for they were fishers. good for nothing, but to be cast out, and
19 And he saith unto them. Follow me, ito be trodden under foot of men. and I will make you fishers of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A
20 And they straightway left their nets, city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. and followed him.
15 Neither do men light a candle, and 21 And going on from thence, he saw put it under a bushel, but on a candleother two brethren, James the son of stick: and it giveth light unto all that Zebedee, and John his brother, in a shiplare in the house.
The law expounded.
Swearing forbidde 16 Let your light so shine before men, 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall that they may see your good works, and put away his wife, let him give her a glorify your Father which is in heaven. writing of divorcement :
17 Think not that I am come to de- 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever stroy the law, or the prophets : I am shall put away his wife, saving for the not come to destroy, but to fulfil. cause of fornication, causeth her to com.
18 For verily, I say unto you, Till mit adultery: and whosoever shall marry heaven and earth pass, one jot or one her that isdivorced,committeth adultery. tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, 33 | Again, ye have heard that it haih till all be fulfilled.
been said by them of old time, Thou 19 Whosoever therefore shall break shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perone of these least commandments, and form unto the Lord thine oaths : shall teach men so, he shall be called 34 Butl say unto you, Swear not at all : the least in the kingdom of heaven : but neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: whosoever shall do, and teach them, the 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his foto same shall be called great in the king. stool : neither by Jerusalem; for it is dom of heaven.
the city of the great King : 20 For I say unto you, That except 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy your righteousness shall exceed the head, because thou canst not make one righteousness of the scribes and Phari-hair white or black. sees, ye shall in no case enter into the 37 But let your communication be, kingdom of heaven.
Yea, yea ; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is 219 Ye have heard that it was said by more than these cometh of evil. them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; 38 ( Ye have heard that it hath been said, and whosoever shall kill, shall be in dan. An eye for an eye,and a tooth for a tooth. ger of the judgment:
39 But I say unto you, That ye resist 22 But I say unto you, That whoso- not evil : but whosoever shall smite thee ever is angry with his brother without on thy right cheek, turn to him the other a cause, shall be in danger of the judg- also. ment: and whosoever shall say to his 40 And if any man will sue thee at the brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the law, and take away thy coat, let him council : but whosoever shall say, Thou have thy cloak also. fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire. 41 And whosnever shall compel thee 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to to go a mile, go with him twain. the altar, and there rememberesi that 42 Give to him that askoth thee, and thy brother hath aught against thee, from him that would borrow of thee,
24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, turn not thon away. and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy| 43 Ye have heard that it hath been brother,and then come and offer thy gift. said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and
25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, hate thine enemy : while thou art in the way with him ; lest 44 But I say unto you, Love your ene. at any time the adversary deliver thee mies, bless them that curse you, do good to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to them that hate you, and pray for them to the officer and thou be cast into prison. which despitefully use you, and perse.
26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt cute you ; by no means come out thence, till thouj 45 That ye may be the children of, hast paid the uttermost farthing. your Father which is in heaven : for 27 [ Ye have heard that it was said by he inaketh his sun to rise on the evil them of old time, Thou shalt not com- and on the good, and sendeth rain on mit adultery :
the just and on the unjust. 23 But I say unto yo!, That whošo- 46 For if ye love them which love yon, ever looketh on a woman to lust after what reward have ye? do not even the her, hath committed adultery with her publicans the same? already in his heart.
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, what do ye more than others. do not pluck it out, and cast it froin thee: for even the publicans so? it is profitable for thee that one of thy 49 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your members should perish, and not that thy Father which is in heaven is perfect. whole body should be cast into hell,
CHAP. VI. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, Alms, prayers, forgiveness, fe. cut it off, and cast it from thee : for i TAKE heed that you do not your members should perish, and not that them:
otherwise ye have no reward of thy whole body should be cast into hell. your Father which is in heaven.
Christ continueth his sermon. CHAP. VII.
of worldly care ? Therefore, when thou doest thine in heaven, where neither moth nor rust alms, do not sound a trumpet before doth corrupt, and where thieves do not thee, as the hypocrites do, in the syna- break thror gh nor steal. gogues, and in the streets, that they 21 For where your treasure is, there may have glory of men. Verily, I say will your heart be aiso. unto you, They have their reward. 22 The light of the body is the eye: ir
3 But when ihou doest alms, let not therefore thine eye be single, thy whole thy lett hand know what thy right hand body shall be full of light. doeth;
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole 4 That thine alms may be in secret : body shall be full of darkness. If thereand thy Father which seeth in secret, fore the light that is in thee be darkness, hinselt shall reward thee openly. how great is that darkness!
5 1 And when thou prayest, thou shalt 24 No man can serve two masters : not be as the hypocrites are : for they for either he will hate the one, and love love to pray standing in the synagogues, the other; or else he will hold to the and in the corners of the streets, that one, and despise the other. Ye cannot they may be seen of men. Verily, 1 say serve God and mammon. unto you, They have their reward. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter thought for your life, what ye shall eat, into thy closet, and when thou hast shut or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your thy door, pray to thy Father which is body: what ye shall put on. Is not the life in secret; and thy Father, which seeth more than meat, and the body than in secret, shall reward thee openly. raiment?
7 But when ye pray, use not vain 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they repetitions, as the heathen do: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor think that they shall be heard for their gather into barns; yet your heavenly much speaking.
Father feedeth them. Are ye not inuch 8 Be not ye therefore like un'o them: better than they? for your Father knoweth what things 27 Which of you by taking thought can ye have need of before ye ask him. add one cubit unto his stature?
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: 29 And why take ye thought for raj. Our Father which art in heaven, Hal. ment? Consider the lilies of the field lowed be thy name.
how they grow; they toil not, neither 10 Thy kingdomn come. Thy will be do they spin; done in earth as it is in heaven. 29 And yet 1 say unto you, That even 11 Give us this day our daily bread. Solomon in all his glory was not array. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we tored like one of these. give our debtors.
30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass 13 And lead us not into temptation, or the field, which to-day is, and to-mor. hut deliver us from evil. For thine is row is cast into the oven, shall he not the kingdom, and the power, and the much more clothe you, ye of little faith? glory, for ever. Amen.
31 Therefore take no thought, saying, 14 For, if ye forgive men their tres. What shall we eat? or, what shall we passes, your heaveny Father will also drink? or, wherewitnal shall we be forgive you:
clothed? 15 But, if ye forgive not men their 32 (For after all these things do the trespasses, neither will your Father for. Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father give your trespasses.
knoweth that ye have need of all these 16 | Moreover, when ye fast, be not things. as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, for they disfigure their faces, that they and his righteousness, and all these may appear unto men to fast. Verily, things shall be added unto you. I say unto you, They have their reward. 34 Take therefore no thought for the
17 But thou, when thou fastest, anointinorrow: for the morrow shall take thy head, and wash thy face;
thought for the things of itself. Suffi. 18 That thou appear not unto men to cient unto the day is the evil thereof. fast, but unto thy Father, which is in
CHAP. VII. secret: and thy Father, which seeth in Christ endeth his sermon. seciet, shall reward thee openly. 19 T Lay not up for yourselves treas. JUDGE not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ures upon earth, where moth and rust ye shall be judged: and with what doth corrupt, and where thieves break measure ye mete, it shall be measured through and steal :
to you again. 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that