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15 rejoice, and be exceeding shall be called great in the glad; for great is your reward kingdom of heaven: in heaven: for so they perse- 23 for I tell you, that unless cuted the prophets that were your justification exceed that
of the scribes and Pharisees, 16 Ye are the salt of the ye will not enter into the earth: but, if the salt lose its kingdom of heaven. savour, with what shall it be 24 Ye have heard that it was seasoned ? it is thenceforth said to them of old time,“ Thou good for nothing, but to be “ shalt not kill; and whosocast out, and trodden under ever shall kill, will be in foot by men.
danger of the judgment:” 17 Ye are the light of the 25 but I tell you, That whoworld : a city that is set on soever is angered against his an hill, cannot be hid. brother, will be in danger of
18 Neither do men light a the judgment: and whosoever lamp, and put it under a shall say to his brother, Raca, bushel, but on its stand; and will be in danger of the counit shineth to all that are in cil: but whosoever shall say, the house :
Thou fool, will be in danger 19 so, let your light shine of hell fire. before men; that they may
26 If, therefore, thou bring see your good works, and glo- thy gift to the altar, and there rify your Father who is in
rememberest that thy brother heaven.
hath any thing against thee; 20 Think not that I am come 27 leave thy gift there before
to destroy the law, or the pro- the altar, and go away; first Rom. iii. 31. phets; I am not come to de- be reconciled to thy brother,
stroy, but to fulfil them : and then come and offer thy
21 for, I tell you verily; Till gift. heaven and earth pass away,
28 Agree with thine adverone jot or one tittle shall not sary quickly, whilst thou art pass from the law, till all on the way with him; lest thy things be fulfilled.
adversary deliver thee to the 22 Whosoever, therefore, shall judge, and the judge deliver break one of the least of these thee to the officer, and thou commandments, and shall teach be cast into prison : men so, he shall be called the
29 verily I tell thee, Thou least in the kingdom of hea- wilt not come out from thence, ven: but whosoever shall do until thou hast paid the last them, and teach them, the same
c. xviii. 8.
Lev. xxiv. 20,
30 Ye have heard that it was 38 nor by the earth, for it is
lem, for it is the city of the
or black :
an eye, Exod. xxi. 24.
34 It hath been said, “ Who- coat, have thy cloak also :
with him two.
only thine enemy :"
37 but I say to you, Swear heaven : for he maketh his
on the good, and sendeth his
Deut. xxiv. 1.
c. xix. 9.
Exod. xx. 7.
rain on the just and on the of the streets, that they may unjust.
be seen by men: verily I tell 49 For, if ye love them only you, They are far from their who love you, what reward reward : have ye? do not even the pub- 6 but thou, when thou praylicans the same?
est, enter into thy closet, and 50 And if ye salute your bre- when thou hast locked thy thren only, what do ye more door, pray to thy Father who than others? do not even the is in secret; and thy Father, Gentiles so?
who seeth in secret, will re-
long repetitions, as the hypo-
shall be heard for their much
speaking: TAKE heed not to do your 8 be not ye therefore like to
works for justification be- them; for your Father know- V. 32. fore men, that ye may
eth of what things ye have by them: otherwise, ye have need, before ye ask him : no reward from your Father 9 pray ye, therefore, after who is in heaven.
this manner: “ Our Father, 2 When therefore, thou givest “who art in heaven, hallowed alms, sound not a trumpet be- “ be thy name! fore thee, in the synagogues thy kingdom come: and in the streets, as the hypo- thy will be done on earth, crites do, that they may be as it is in heaven: praised by men: verily I tell 11 “ give us this day our you, They are far from their
daily bread; reward :
12 “and forgive us our debts, 3 but when thou givest alms, as we forgive our debtors : let not thy left hand know " and lead us not into what thy right hand doeth : “ temptation, but deliver us
4 that thine alms may be in " from evil.” secret: and thy Father who 14 For, if ye forgive men seeth in secret, will himself their trespasses, your heavenly reward thee.
Father will also forgive you : 5 And when thou prayest, be 15 but, if ye forgive not men not as the hypocrites; for they their trespasses, neither will love to pray standing in the your Father forgive your tressynagogues, and at the corners
16 And when ye fast, put not second: ye cannot serve both
25 Wherefore I say to you,
shall drink; nor for your body, their reward :
what ye shall put on: is not 17 but thou, when thou fast- the life more than the food, est, anoint thine head, and and the body than the clothwash thy face;
ing? 18 that thou mayest not ap
26 behold the birds of the
them. Are not ye much better
28 And why are ye anxious
That 21 for, where thy treasure is, even Solomon, in all his glory, there will thy heart be also. was not arrayed like one of
22 The light of thy body is these. thine eye: if therefore thine
30 But, if God so clothe the eye be clear, thy whole body grass of the field, which to-day will be light;
is, but to-morrow is cast into 23 but, if thine eye be disor- the oven, will he not much dered, thy whole body will be rather clothe you, O ye of little dark. If, then, that which is faith? in thee for light, be darkness, 31 Be not anxious therefore, how great is the darkness ! saying, What shall we eat? or, 24 No one serve two What shall we drink?
With masters : for either he will what shall we be clothed ? hate the first, and love the 32 for, all the nations resecond; or else he will hold quire these things, and your v. a. to the first, and despise the heavenly Father knoweth that
Luke, xi. 34.
ye also have need of all these 7 Ask, and it will be given c. v. 6. things :
you; seek, and ye will find; 33 but, seek ye first his justi- knock, and it will be opened fication, and his kingdom; and all these things will be added 8 for, every one that asketh,
receiveth; and he that seek34 Be not anxious therefore eth, findeth; and to him that for the morrow; for the mor- knocketh, it will be opened. row will be anxious for itself: 9 Or, what man is there Luke, xi. 11. sufficient for the day is its among you, who, if his son own evil.
ask bread, will give him a
stone ? CHAPTER VII.
10 or, if he ask a fish, will
give him a serpent ? JUDGE not, that ye may 11 If ye then, who are evil, not be judged :
know how to give good gifts 2 for, with whatever judg- to your children, how much ment ye judge, ye will be rather will your Father who judged: and with whatever is in heaven, give good things measure ye measure, it will to them that ask him? be measured out to you. 12 All things therefore that
3 And why regardest thou ye would men should do to you, Luke, vi. 31. the mote that is in thy bro- do ye so also to them: for this ther's
but considerest not is the law and the prophets. the beam that is in thine own 13 Enter in through the strait
gate: for, wide is the gate, and 4 Or, how shalt thou say to broad the way, that leadeth to thy brother, Let me take out destruction, and many are they the mote from thine
who enter through it:
6 Give not that which is holy vening wolves : to the dogs; neither cast your 16 ye will know them by pearls before swine, lest they their fruits : do men gather trample them under their feet, grapes from thorns, or figs and turn and rend you.
from thistles ?