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before you.

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

farthing

c. xviii. 8.

66 An

Lev. xxiv. 20,
Deut. xix. 21.

30 Ye have heard that it was 38 nor by the earth, for it is
said, " Thou shalt not commit his footstool; nor by Jerusa-
" adultery:”

lem, for it is the city of the
31 but I tell you, That who great King :
soever looketh on a woman to 39 neither shalt thou swear
lust after her, hath already by thy head; because thou
committed adultery with her canst not make one hair white,
in his heart.

or black :
32 And if thy right eye cause 40 but, let your word Yea,
thee to stumble, pluck it out, be only yea; and your Nay,
and cast it from thee: for it only nay: for whatsoever ex-
is better for thee that one of ceedeth these, is of the evil
thy members should perish, one.
than that thy whole body 41 Ye have heard that it hath
should be cast into hell.

been said,

eye
for

an eye, Exod. xxi. 24.
33 And if thy right hand 6 and a tooth for a tooth :”.
cause thee to stumble, cut it 42 but I say to you, Resist
off, and cast it from thee: for not evil: but, whosoever shall
it is better for thee that one smite thee on thy right cheek,
of thy members should perish, turn to him the other also;
than that thy whole body 43 and let him who would
should be cast into hell. sue thee at law, and take thy

34 It hath been said, “ Who- coat, have thy cloak also :
“soever putteth away his wife, 44 and whosoever shall im-
“ let him give her a bill of press thee to go one mile, go
“divorcement:"

with him two.
35 but I tell you, That who- 45 Give to him that asketh
soever putteth away his wife, thee; and, from him that would Deut. xv. 8.
except on account of fornica- borrow of thee, turn not away.
tion, causeth her to commit 46 Ye have heard that it hath
adultery: and whosoever mar- been said, “ Thou shalt love
rieth her that is so put away, thy neighbour; and hate
committeth adultery.

only thine enemy :"
36 Again, ye have heard that 47 but I say to you, Love
it was said to them of old time, your enemies, and pray for
“ Thou shalt not forswear thy- them that persecute you;
“ self, but, thou shalt perform 48 that ye may become chil-
" thine oaths to the Lord :" dren of your Father who is in

37 but I say to you, Swear heaven : for he maketh his
not at all: neither by heaven, sun to rise on the evil and
for it is God's throne;

on the good, and sendeth his

Deut. xxiv. 1.

c. xix. 9.

Exod. xx. 7.
Lev. xix. 12.

be seen

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-
51 Be ye therefore perfect; ward thee.
as your heavenly Father is 7 And when ye pray, use not
perfect.

long repetitions, as the hypo-
crites; for they think that they

shall be heard for their much
CHAPTER VI.

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

passes.

10

13

16 And when ye fast, put not second: ye cannot serve both
on a sad countenance, as the God and mammon.
hypocrites; for they alter their

25 Wherefore I say to you,
countenances, that they may Be not anxious for your life,
appear fasting to men: verily what ye shall eat, or what ye
I tell you, They are far from shall drink; nor for

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
pear fasting to men, but to thy air, they neither sow nor reap,
Father only, who is in secret; nor gather into barns; yet
and thy Father, who seeth in your heavenly Father feedeth
secret, will reward thee.

them. Are not ye much better
19 Lay not up for yourselves than they?
treasures on earth, where moth 27 Which of you, by anxious
and rust doth corrupt, and thought, can add one cubit to
where thieves break through his stature?
and steal :

28 And why are ye anxious
20 but lay up for yourselves for clothing? Consider the
treasures in heaven, where lilies of the field, how they
neither moth nor rust doth grow; they neither toil nor
corrupt, and where thieves do spin :
not break through, nor steal: 29 and yet I tell

you,

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

or,

Luke, xi. 34.

can

to you:

to you.

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

eye,

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

eye;

who enter through it:
when, behold, a beam is in 14 because, strait is the gate,
thine own eye?

and
narrow the

way, which
5 Thou hypocrite, first take leadeth to life, and few are
out the beam from thine own they that find it.
eye; and then thou wilt see 15 Beware of false prophets,
clearly to take out the mote who come to you in sheep's
from thy brother's eye. clothing, but inwardly are ra-

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 ?

eye?

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