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His temptation. S. Matthew. Peter, &c. called.
came and dwelt in Capernaum, Christ's fasting and temptation. which is upon the sea coast, in the THEN was Jesus led up of the borders of Zabulon and Nephtha
spirit into the wilderness to lim : be tempted of the devil.
14 That it might be fulfilled 2 And when he had fasted forty which was spoken by Esaias the days and forty nights, he was af-prophet, saying, terward an hungered.
15 Theland of Zabulon, and the 3 And when the tempter came land of Nephthalim, by the way of to him, he said, If thou be the the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee son of God, command that these of the Gentiles : stones be made bread.
16 The people which sat in 4 But he answered and said, It darkness saw great light; and to is written, Man shall not live by them which sat in the region and bread alone, but by every word shadow of death lightissprungup. that proceedeth out of the mouth 17 TFrom that time Jesus began of God.
to preach, and to say, Repent : for 5 Then the devil taketh him up the kingdom of heaven is at hand. into the holy city, and setteth him 18 TAnd Jesus, walking by the on a pinnacle of the temple, sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, (6.And saith unto him, If thou Simon called Peter, and Andrew be the Son of God, cast thyself his brother, casting a net into the down: for it is written, He shall sea : for they were fishers. give his angels charge concerning 19 And he saith unto them, Folthee: and in their hands they low me, and I will make you fishshall bear thee up, lest at any time ers of men. thou dash thy foot against a stone. 20 And they straightway left
7 Jesus said unto him, It is their nets, and followed him. written again, Thou shalt not 21 And going on from thence, tempt the Lord thy God. he saw other two brethren, James
8 Again, the devil taketh him up the son of Zebedee, and John his into an exceeding high mountain, brother, in a ship with Zebedee
sheweth him all the kingdoms their father, mending their nets; bens
the world, andthe glory of them; and he called them.
9 And saith unto him, All these 22 And they immediately left things will I give thee, if thou wilt the ship and their father, and folfall down and worship me. lowed him.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, 23 | And Jesus went about all Get thee hence, Satan : for it is Galilee, teaching in their synawritten, Thou shalt worship the gogues, and preaching the gospel Lord thy God, and him only of the kingdom, and healing all shalt thou serve.
manner of sickness, and all man11 Then the devil leaveth him, ner of disease, among the people. and, behold, angels came and mi- 24 And his fame went throughnistered unto him.
out all Syria : and they brought 12 1 Now, when Jesus had heard unto him all sick people that were that John was cast into prison, he taken with diverse diseasesandtordeparted into Galilee:
ments, and those which were pos13 And, leaving Nazareth, he sessed with devils, and those
to preach: which were lunatic, and thosesed ? it is thenceforth good for nothat had the palsy, and he healed thing, but to be cast out, and to be them.
trodden under foot of men. 25 And there followed him 14 Ye are the light of the world. great multitudes of people from A city that is set on an hill cannot Galilee, and from Decapolis, and be hid. from Jerusalem, and from Judea, 15 Neither do men light a canand from beyond Jordan. dle, and put it under a bushel, but CHAP. V.
on a candlestick, and it giveth Who are the blessed. light unto all that are in the house.
seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: men, that they may see your good and when he was set, his disci- works, and glorify your Father ples came unto him :
which is in heaven. 2 And he opened his mouth, 17 1 Think not that I am come and taught them, saying, to destroy the law, or the pro
3 Blessed are the poor in spirit : phets : I am not come to destroy, for their's is the kingdom of hea- but to fulfil. ven.
18 For verily I say unto you, 4 Blessed are they that mourn : Till heaven and earth pass, one for they shall be comforted. jot or one tittle shall in no wise
5 Blessed are the meek: for pass from the law, till all be fulthey shall inherit the earth. filled.
6 Blessed are they which do 19 Whosoever, therefore, shall hunger and thirst after righteous-break one of these least commandness : for they shall be filled. ments, and shall teach men so,
7 Blessed are the merciful : for he shall be called the least in the they shall obtain mercy. kingdom of heaven: but whosoe
.8 Blessed are the pure in heart: ver shall do, and teach them, the for they shall see God.
same shall be called great in the 9 Blessed are the peacemakers : kingdom of heaven. for they shall be called the chil- 20 For I say unto you, That dren of God.
except your righteousness shall 10 Blessed are they which are exceed the righteousness of the persecuted for righteousness'scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in sake : for their's is the kingdom no case enter into the kingdom of of heaven.
lheaven. 11 Blessed are ye when men 21 | Ye have heard that it was shall revileyou, and persecute you, said by them of old time, Thou and shall say all manner of evil shaltnot kill; and, whosoever shail against you falsely, for my sake. kill, shall be in danger of the
12 Rejoice, and be exceeding judgment: glad; for great is your reward in 22 But I say unto you, That heaven: for so persecuted they whosoever is angry with his bro- ; the prophets which were before ther without a cause, shall be in you.
danger of the judgment: and who. 13 | Ye are the salt of the soever shall say to his brother, carth : but if the salt have lost his Raca, shall be in danger of the savour, wherewith shall it be salt-council: but whosoever shall say,
on the mount. Thou fool, shall be in danger of marry her that is divorced, comhell fire.
mitteth adultery. 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy 33 Again, ye have heard that gift to the altar, and there remem-it hath been said by them of old berest that thy brother hath ought time, Thou shalt not forswear against thee;
thyself, but shalt perform unto 24 Leave there thy gift before the Lord thine oaths : the altar, and go thy way; first be 34 But I say unto you, Swear reconciled to thy brother, and not at all: neither by heaven; for then come and offer thy gift. it is God's throne :
25 Agree with thine adversary 35 Nor by the earth; for it is quickly, whilst thou artin the way his footstool : neither by Jerusawith him; lest at any time the lem; for it is the city of the great adversary deliver thee to the judge, King : and the judge deliver thee to the 36 Neither shalt thou swear by officer, and thou be cast into pri- thy head; because thou canst not son.
make one hair white or black. 26 Verily I say untothee, Thou 37 But let your communication shalt by no means come out be, Yea, yea; Nay, 'nay: for thence, till thou hast paid the ut- whatsoever is more than these termost farthing.
cometh of evil. 27 [ Ye have heard that it was 38 | Ye have heard that it hath said by them of old time, Thou been said, An eye for an eye, and shalt not commit adultery : a tooth for a tooth:
28 But I say unto you, That 39 But I say unto you, That ye whosoever looketh on a woman, resist not evil : but whosoever to lust after her, hath committed shall smite theeonthyright cheek, adultery with her already in his turn to him the other also. heart.
40 And if any man will sue thee 29 And if thy right eye offend at the law, and take away thy coat, thee, pluck it out, and cast it from let him have thy cloak also. thee: for it is profitable for thee, 41 And whosoever shall comthat one of thy members should pel thee to go a mile, go with him perish, and not that thy whole twain. body should be cast into hell. 42 Give to him that asketh thee;
30 And if thy right hand offend and from him that would borrow thee, cut it off, and cast it from of thee, turn not thou away. thee: for it is profitable for thee, 43 | Ye have heard that it hath that one of thy members should been said, Thou shalt love thy perish, and not that thy whole neighbour, and hate thine enemy: body should be cast into hell. 44 But Í say unto you, Love
31 It hath been said, Whosoe- your enemies, bless them that ver shall put away his wife, let him curse you, do good to them that give her awriting of divorcement: hate you, and pray for them which
32 But I say unto you, That despitefully use you, and persewhosoever shall put away his cute you; wife, saving for the cause of for- 45 That ye may be the children nication, causeth her to commit of your Father which is in hea. adultery: and whosoever shall ven: for he inaketh his sun to
Of almsgiving, Chap. vi.
prayer and fasting. rise on the evil and on the good, vain repetitions, as the heathen and sendeth rain on the just and do: for they think that they shall on the unjust.
be heard for their much speaking. 46 For if ye love them which 8 Be not ye, therefore, like unto love you, what reward have ye? them : for your Father knoweth do not even the publicans the what things ye have need of, besame?
fore ye ask him. 47 And if ye salute your breth- 9 After this manner, therefore, ren only, what do ye more than pray ye: Our Father which art in others? do not even the publicans heaven ; Hallowed be thy name. so!
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy 48 | Be ye, therefore, perfect, will be done in earth, as it is in even as your Father which is in heaven. heaven is perfect.
11 Give us this day our daily CHAP VI.
bread. Of almsgiving and prayer. 12 And forgive us our debts, as AKE heed that ye do not we forgive our debtors.
your alms before men, to be 13 And lead us not into temptseen of them: otherwise ye have ation ; but deliver us from evil : no reward of your Father which For thine is the kingdom, and the is in heaven.
power, and the glory, for ever. 2 Therefore, when thou doest Amen. thine alms, do not sound a trum- 14.9 For if ye forgive men their pet before thee, as the hypocrites trespasses, your heavenly Father do in the synagogues, and in the will also forgive you : streets, that they may have glory 15 But if ye forgive not men of men. Verily I say unto you, their trespasses, neither will your They have their reward.
Father forgive your trespasses. 3 But when thou doest alms, let 16 TMoreover, when ye fast, be not thy left hand know what thy not, as the hypocrites, of a sad right hand doeth:
countenance: for they disfigure 4 That thine alms may be in their faces, that they may appear secret: and thy Father, which unto men to fast. Verily I say unseeth in secret, himself shall re- to you, They have their reward. ward thee openly.
17 But thou, when thou firstest, 5 And, when thou prayest, anoint thine head, and wash thy thou shalt not be as the hypocrites face; are: for they love to pray stand- 18 That thou appear not unto ing in the synagogues, and in the men to fast, but unto thy Father corners of the streets, that they which is in secret: and thy Famay be seen of men. Verily I say ther, which seeth in secret, shall unto you, They have their reward. reward thee openiy.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, 19 1 Lay not up for yourselves enter into thy closet; and, when reosures upon earth, where moth thou hast shut thy door, pray to and rust doth corrupt, and where thy Father, which is in secret; and trieves break through and steal: thy Father which seeth in secret, 20 But lay up for yourselves shall rewar thee openly. treasures in litaven, where nei7 But when ye pray, use not ther moth nor rust doth corrupt,
God and mammon. S. Matthew. Rash judgment reproved. and where thieves do not break, What shall we drink? or, Wherethrough nor steal :
withal shall we be clothed ? 21 For where your treasure is, 32 (For after all these things do there will your heart be also. the Gentiles seek :) for your hea
22 9 The light of the body is the venly Father knoweth that ye eye: if, therefore, thine eye be sin- have need of all these things. gle, thy whole body shall be full, 33 But seek ye first the kingof light.
dom of God, and his righteous23 But if thine eye be evil, thy ness; and all these things shall be whole body shall be full of dark-added unto you. ness. If, therefore, the light that is 34 Take therefore no thought in thee be darkness, how great is for the morrow: for the morrow that darkness?
shall take thought for the things of 24 1 Noman can servetwomas- itself. Sufficient unto the day is ters: for either he will hate the the evil thereof. one, and love the other; or else he
CHAP. VII. will hold to the one, and despise
Christ endeth his sermon. the other. Ye cannot serve God UDGE not, that ye be not and mainmon.
judged. 25 Therefore I say unto you,
2 For with what judgment ye Take no thought for your life, judge, ye shall be judged: and what ye shall eat, or what ye shall with what measure ye mete, it Crink ; nor yet for your body, shall be measured to you again. what ye shall put on. Is not the 3 And why beholdest thou the life more than meat, and the body mote that is in thy brother's
eye, than raiment ?
but considerest not the beam that 26 Bchold the fowls of the air : is in thine own eye? for they sow not, neither do they 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy reap, nor gather into barns; yet brother, Let me pull out the mote your heavenly Father feedeth out of thine eye; and, behold, a them. Are ye not much better beam is in thine own eye? than they?
5 Thou hypocrite! first cast out 27 Which of you, by taking the beam out of thine own eye; thought, can add one cubit unto and then shalt thou see clearly to his stature ?
cast out the mote out of thy bro28 And why take ye thought ther's eye. for raiment ? Consider the lilies 6 T Give not that which is holy of the field how they grow: they unto the dogs; neither castyeyour toil not, neither do they spin; pearls before swine, lest they tram
29 And yet I sayuntoyou, That ple them under their feet, and even Solomon, in all his glory, turn again and rend you. was not arrayed like one of these. 7 | Ask, and it shall be given
so Wherefore, if God so clothe you; seek, and ye shall find; the grass of the field, which to day knock, and it shall be opened is, and to morrow is cast into the unto you: oven, shall be not much more 8 For every one that asketh, clothe you? (ye of little faith! receiveth; and he that seeketh,
31 Therefore take no thought, undieth; and to him that knocksaying, What shall we eat? or leth, it shall be opened.