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the land of Nephthalim, by the great multitudes of people from way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee, and from Decapolis, Galilee of the Gentiles : and from Jerusalem, and from

16 The people which sat in Judea, and from beyond Jordan. darkness, saw great light; andrasdzisi CHAP. V. to them which sat in the region 3 Who are blessed...13 The disciples called and shadow of death, light is the salt of the earth, and light of the world ;

Christ urgeth on them a good example, &c. bel? 1.From that time. Jesus AND seeing the


, Repent; for the kingdom of tain: and when he was set, his heaven is at hand.

2 And he opened his mouth, the sea of Galilee, saw two bre- and taught them, saying, de thren, Simon called Peter, and Blessed are the poor in Andrew his brother, casting a spirit: for theirs is the kingdom net into the sea; for they were of heaven. fishers.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: to 19 And he saith unto them, for they shall be comforted. Follow me, and I will make you 5 Blessed are the meek : for fishers of men.

they shall inherit the earth. sil 20 And they straightway left 6 Blessed are they which do their nets, and followed him. hunger and thirst after right

21 And going on from thence, eousness: for they shall be filled. he saw other two brethren. 7 Blessed are the merciful : James the son of Zebedee, and for they shall obtain mercy.

John his brother, in a ship with 8 Blessed are the pure in Zebedee their father, mending heart: for they shall see God. their nets : and he called them. 9 Blessed are the peace-ma

22 And they immediately left kers : for they shall be called the ship, and their father, and the children of God. followed him.

10 Blessed are they which 23 1 And Jesus went about all are persecuted for righteousness Galilee, teaching in their syna- sake: for theirs is the kingdom gogues, and preaching the gospel of heaven. of the kingdom, and healing all 11 Blessed are ye when men manner of sickness, and all man- shall revile you, and persecute ner of disease among the people. you, and shall say all manner of

24 And his fame went through- evil against you falsely, for my out all Syria : and they brought sake. unto him all sick people that 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding were taken with divers diseases glad: for great is your reward and torments, and those which in heaven: for so persecuted were possessed with devils, and they the prophets which were those which were lunatic, and before you. those that had the palsy ; and 13 | Ye are the salt of the he healed them.

earth : but if the salt have lost 25 And there followed him his savour, wherewith shall it be salted! it is thenceforth good be in danger of the judgment : for nothing, but to be cast out, and whosoever shall say to his and to be trodden under foot of brother, Raca, shall be in danmen.

ger of the council : but whoso14 Ye are the light of the ever shall say, Thou fool, shall world. A city that is set on a be in danger of hell-fire. hill cannot be hid.

23 Therefore, if thou bring 15 Neither do men light a thy gift to the altar, and there candle, and put it under a bush- rememberest that thy brother el, but on a candlestick : and it hath aught against thee, giveth light unto all that are in 24 Leave there thy gift bethe house.

fore the altar, and go thy way ; 16' Let your light so shine first be reconciled to thy brother, before men, that they may see and then come and offer thy gift. your good works, and-glorify 25 Agree with thine adversary your Father which is in heaven. quickly, while thou art in the

17 1 Think not that I am way with him ; lest at any time come to destroy the law, or the the adversary deliver thee to the prophets : I am not come to des- judge, and the judge deliver troy, but to fulfil.

thee to the officer, and thou be 18 For verily, I say unto you, cast into prison. Till heaven and earth pass, one 26 Verily, I say unto thee, jot or one tittle shall in no wise Thou shalt by no means come pass from the law, till all be ful-Sout thence, till thou hast paid filled.

the uttermost farthing. 19 Whosoever therefore shall 27 1 Ye have heard that it break one of these least com- was said by them of old time, mandments, and shall teach Thou shalt not commit adultemen so, he shall be called the ry : least in the kingdom of heaven: 28 But I say unto you, That but whosoever shall do, and whosoever looketh on a woman teach them, the same shall be to lust after her, hath commitcalled great in the kingdom of ted adultery with her already in heaven.

his heart. 20 For I say unto you, That 29 And if thy right eye offend except your righteousness shall thee, pluck it out, and cast it exceed the righteousness of the from thee: for it is profitable for scribes and Pharisees, ye shall thee that one of thy members in no case enter into the king- should perish, and not that thy dom of heaven.

whole body should be cast into 21 1 Ye have heard that it hell. was said by them of old time, 30 And if thy right hand ofThou shalt not kill; and who- fend thee, cut it off, and cast it soever shall kill, shall be in dan- from thee: for it is profitable for ger of the judgment :

thee that one of thy members 22 But I say unto you, That should perish, and not that thy whosoever is angry with his whole body should be cast into brother without a cause, shall hell.

31 It hath been said, Whoso-/borrow of thee, turn not thou ever shall put away his wife, let away. him give her a writing of di- 43 [ Ye have heard that it vorcement:

hath been said, Thou shalt love 32 But I say unto you, That thy neighbor, and hate thine whosoever shall put away his enemy: wife, saving for the cause of for- 44 But I say unto you, Love nication, causeth her to commit your enemies, bless them that adultery: and whosoever shall curse you, do good to them marry her that is divorced, com- that hate you, and pray for them mitteth adultery.

which despitefully use you, and 33 1 Again, ye have heard persecute you ; that it hath been said by them 45 That ye may be the chilof old time, Thou shalt not for-dren of your Father which is in swear thyself, but shalt perform heaven: for he maketh his sun unto the Lord thine oaths : to rise on the evil and on the

34 But I say unto you, Swear good, and sendeth rain on the not at all : neither by heaven ; just and on the unjust. for it is God's throne :

46 For if ye love them which 35 Nor by the earth; for it is love you, what reward have ye! his footstool: neither by Jeru- do not even the publicans the salem ; for it is the city of the same? great King :

47 And if ye salute your 36 Neither shalt thou swear brethren only, what do ye more by thy head, hecause thou canst than others do not even the not make one hair white or publicans so? black.

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 37 But let your communica- even as your Father which is tion be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay : in heaven is perfect. for whatsoever is more than

CHAP VI. these cometh of evil.

1 Of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiveness....19 Our 38 1 Ye have heard that it treasure....24 Of God and mammon.

ye do not a

your alms before men, to 39 But I say unto you, That be seen of them: otherwise ye ye resist not evil : but whoso- have no reward of your Father ever shall smite thee on thy which is in heaven. right cheek, turn to him the 2 Therefore, when thou doest other also.

thine alms, do not sound a trum40 And if any man will sue pet before thee, as the hypocrites thee at the law, and take away do, in the synagogues, and in the thy coat, let him have thy cloak streets, that they may have glory

of men. Verily, I say unto you, 41 And whosoever shall com- They have their reward. pel thee to go a mile, go with 3 But when thou doest alms, him twain.

let not thy left hand know what 42 Give to him that asketh thy right hand doeth ; thee, and from him that would : 4 That thine alms may be in

hath been said, An eye for an TAKE heed that



secret: and thy Father which 16 I Moreover, when ye fast, seeth in secret, himself shall re- be not as the hypocrites, of a ward thee openly.

sad countenance : for they dis5 1 And when thou prayest, figure their faces, that they may thou shalt not be as the hypo- appear unto men to fast. Verily, crites are : for they love to pray I say unto you, They have their standing in the synagogues, and reward. in the corners of the streets, 17 But thou, when thou fastthat they may be seen of men. est, anoint thy head, and wash Verily, I say unto you, They thy face; have their reward.

18 That thou appear not un6 But thou, when thou pray- to men, to fast, but unto thy est, enter into thy closet, and Father, which is in secret: and when thou hast shut thy door, thy Father, which seeth in sepray to thy Father, which is in cret, shall reward thee secret; and thy Father, which 19 1 Lay not up for yourseeth in secret, shall reward selves treasures . upon earth, thee openly:

where moth and rust doth cor.: 7 But when ye pray, use not rupt, and where thieves break vain repetitions, as the heathen through and steal: do : for they think that they shall 20 But lay up.for yourselves be heard for their much speaking. treasures in heaven, where nei8. 8 Be not ye therefore like ther moth nor rust doth corrupt, unto them; for your Father and where thieves do not break knoweth what things ye have through nor steal. need of before ye ask him. 21 For where your treasure

9 After this manner there- is, there will your heart be alfore pray ye: Our Father which so. : .. art in heaven, Hallowed be thy 22 The light of the body is name.

the eye: if therefore thine eye 10 Thy kingdom come, Thy be single; thy whole body shall will be done in earth as it is in be full

of light. heaven.

23 But if thine eye be evil, 11 Give us this day our dai- thy whole body shall be full of ly bread.

darkness. If therefore the light 12 And forgive us our debts, that is in thee be darkness, how as we forgive our debtors. great is that darkness!

13 And lead us not into temp- 24 1 No man can serve two tation, but deliver us from evil. masters : for either he will hate For thine is the kingdom, and the one, and love the other; or the power, and the glory, for- else he will hold to the one, and ever. Amen.

despise the other. Ye cannot 14 For, if ye forgive men their serve God and mammon. trespasses, your heavenly Father 25 Therefore I say unto you, will also forgive you:

Take no thought for your life, 15 But, if ye forgive not men what ye shall eat, or what ye their trespasses, neither will your shall drink ; nor yet for your Father forgive your trespasses. body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life inore than meat, and 2 For with what judgment the body than raiment! ye judge, ye shall be judged:

26 Behold the fowls of the and with what measure ye mete, air: for they sow not, neither it shall be measured to you do they reap, nor gather into again. barns; yet your heavenly Father 3 And why beholdest thou feedeth them. Are ye not'much the mote that is in thy brother's better than they?

eye, but considerest not the beam 27 Which of you by taking that is in thine own eye? thought can add one cubit unto 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy his stature!

brother, Let me pull out the 28 And why take ye thought mote out of thine eye; and befor raiment? Consider the lilies hold, a beam is in thine own eye! of the field how they 'grow;" 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast they toil not,neither do they spin; out the beam out of thine own

29 And yet I say unto you, eye; and then shalt thou see That even Solomon in all his clearly to cast out the mote out glory was not arrayed like one of thy brother's eye. of these.

16 I Give not that which is 30 Wherefore, if God so holy unto the dogs, neither cast clothe the grass of the field, ye your pearls before swine, lest which to-day is, and to-morrow they trample them under their is cast into the oven, shall he not feet, and turn again and rend much more clothe you, Oye of you. little faith!

7 1 Ask, and it shall be given *: 31 Therefore take no thought, you; seek, and ye shall find; saying, What shall we eat! or, knock, and it shall be opened what shall we drink ! or, where- unto you: withal shall we be clothed ? 8 For every one that asketh,

32 (For after all these things receiveth; and he that seeketh, do the Gentiles seek) for your findeth ; and to him that knockheavenly Father knoweth that eth, it shall be opened. ye have need of all these things. 9 Or what man is there of

33 But seek ye first the king- you, whom if his son ask bread, dom of God, and his righteous- will he give him a stone! ness, and all these things shall 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he be added unto you.

give him a serpent ? 34 Take therefore no thought 11 If ye then being evil know for the morrow : for the morrow how to give good gifts unto your shall take thought for the things children, how much more shall of itself. Sufficient unto the day your Father which is in heaven is the evil thereof.

give good things to them that CHAP VII.

ask him ? 1 Christ, endeth his sermon on the mount, 12 Therefore all things what

reproveth rash judgment, 6 forbiddeth to cast holy things to dogs, 7 exhorteth to soever ye would that men should prayer, 13 to enter in at the strait gate, &c. do to you, do ye even so to JUDGE not, that ye be not them : for this is the law and .

the prophets.

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