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ST. MATTHEW. Christ's preaching. which is upon the sea coast, in

CHAPTER V. the borders of Zebulun and Christ's scrmon on the mount. Nephthalim: 14. That it might be fulfilled AND seeing the multitudes,

he went up into a mountwhich was spoken by Esaias ain: and when he was set, his the prophet, saying,

disciples came unto him: 15 T'he land of Zebulun, and 2 And he opened his mouth, the land of Nephthalim, by the and taught them, saying, way of the sea, beyond Jordan, 3 Blessed are

the poor in spirit: Galilce of the Gentiles;

for theirs is the kingdom of 16 The people which sat in heaven. darkness saw great light; and 4 Blessed are they that mourn: to them which sat in the region for they shall be comforted. and shadow of death light is 5 Blessed are the meek: for sprung up.

they shall inherit the earth. 17 From that time Jesus be 6 Blessed are they which do gan to preach, and to say, Re-hunger and thirst after right pent: for the kingdom of heav- eousness: for they shall be filled. en is at hand.

7 Blessed are the merciful: for 18 T And Jesus, walking by the they shall obtain mercy. sea of Galilee,saw two brethren, 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: Simon called Peter, and Andrew for they shall see God. his brother, casting a net into 9 Blessed are the peacemakthe sea: for they were fishers. ers: for they shall be called the 19 And he saith unto them, children of God. Follow me, and I will make you 10 Blessed are they which are fishers of inen.

persecuted for righteousness 20 And they straightway left sake: for theirs is the kingdom their nets, and followed him. of heaven. 21 And going on from thence, 11 Blessed are ye, when men ho saw other two brethren, shall revile you, and persecute James the son of Zebedee, and you, and shall say all manner of John bis brother, in a ship with evil against you falsely, for my Zebedee their father, mending sake. their nets; and he called them. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding

22 And they immediately left glad: for great is your reward the ship and their father, and in heaven: for so persecuted followed him.

they the prophets which were 23 1 And Jesus went about all betore you. Galilee, teaching in their syna 13 Ye are the salt of the earth; gogues, and preaching the gog. but if the salt have lost his sapel of the kingdom, and heal, vour, wherewith shall it be salting all manner of sickness and ed ! it is thenceforth good for all minner of disease among nothing, but to be cast out, and the people.

to be trodden under foot of 21 And his fame went through men. out all Syria: and they brought 14 Ye are the light of the world, unto him all sick people that A city that is set on a hill canwere taken with divers diseases not be hid. and torinents, and those which 15 Neither do men light a canwere possessed with devils, and dle, and put it under a bushel, those which were lunatic, and but on a candlestick; and it givthose that had the palsy; and eth light unto all that are in the he healed them.

house. 25 And there followed him 16 Let your light so shine begreat wultitudes of people from fore men, that they may see Galilee, and from Decapolis, your good works, and glorify and from Jerusalem, and from your Father which is in heaven. Judea, and from beyond Jor-17 Think not that I am como

to destroy the law, or the proph

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Christ's sermon ST. MATTHEW. on the mount. ets: I am not come to destroy, ted adultery with her already but to fulfil.

in his heart. 18 For yerily I say unto you, 29 And it thy right eye offend Till heaven and earth pass, one thee, pluck it out, and cast it jot or one tittle shall in no wise from thre: for it is profitable pass from the law, till all be ful for thee that one of thy memfilled.

bers should perish, and not that 19 Whosoever therefore shall thy whole body should be cast break one of these least com- into heil. mandments, and shall teach

men 3.) And if thy right hand offend so, he shall be called the least in thee, cut it off, and cast it from the kingdom of heaven: but thee: for it is profitable for thee whosoever shall do and teach that one of thy members should them, the same shall be called perish, and not that thy whole great in the kingdom of heaven. body should be cast into hell.

20 For I say unto you, That ex 31 It hath been said, Whosocept your righteousness shall ever shall put away his wife, exceed the righteousness of the let him give her a writing of scribes and Pharisees, ye shall divorcement: in no case enter into the king. 32 But I say unto you, That dom of heaven.

whosoever shall put away his 21 Ye have heard that it was wife, saying for the cause of said by them of old time, Thou fornication, causeth her to com shalt not kill; and whosoever mit adultery and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of shall marry her that is divorced the judgment:

committeth adultery. 22 But I say unto you, That 33 Again, ye have heard that it whosoever is angry with his hath been said by them of old brother without a cause shall time, Thou shalt not forswear be in danger of the judgment: thyself, but shalt perform unto and whosoever shall say to his the Lord thine oaths: brother. Raca, shall be in dan 34 But I say unto you, Swear ger of the council: but whoso- not at all; neither by heaven; ever shall say, Thou fool, shall for it is God's throne: be in danger of hell fire.

35 Nor by the earth; for it is 23 Therefore if thou bring thy his footstool: neither by Jerugift to the altar, and there re-salem; for it is the city of the memberest that thy brother great King. hath aught against thee;

°36 Neither shalt thou swear by 24 Leave there thy gift before thy head, because thou canst not the altar, and go thy way; first make one hair white or black, be reconciled to thy brother, and 37 But let your communicathen come and offer thy gift. tion be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay; for 35. Agree with thine adversary whatsoever is more than these quickly, while thou art in the cometh of evil. way with him; lest at any time 38 Ye have heard that it hat! the adversary deliver thee to the been said, An eye for an eye. jndge, and the judge deliver and a tooth for a tooth: thee to the officer, and thou be 3. But I say unto you, That cast into prison. 26 Yerily I say unto thee, Thou ever shall

smito thee on thy shalt by no means come out right cheek, turn to him the thence, till thou hast paid the other also. uttermost farthing.

40 And if any man will sue thee 27 Ye have heard that it was at the law, and take away thy said by them of old time, Thou coat, let him have thy cloak also. shalt not commit adultery: 41 And whosoever shall com

28 But I say unto you, That pel thee to go a mile, go with whosoever looketh on a woman him twain. to lust after her hath commit. 42 Give to him that asketh thee,

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on the mount. and from him that would bor- thou hast shut tby door, pray to row of thee turn not thou away. thy Father which is in secret: 43 Ye have heard that it hath and thy Father which seeth in been said, Thou shalt love thy secret shall reward thee openly. neighbour, and hate thine en 7 But when ye pray, use not einy.

vain repetitions, as the heathen 44 But I say unto you, Love do: for they think that they your enemics, llocs ihem that shall be heard for their much curse you, do good to them that speaking. hate you, and pray for them 8 Be not ye therefore like unto which despitefully use you and them for your Father knoweth persecute you;

what things ye have need of, 43 That yo may be the children before ye ask him. of your Father which is in heav 9 After this manner therefore en: for he maketh his sun to pray yo: Our Father which art in rise on the evil and on the good, heaven, Hallowed bc thy name. and sendeth rain on the just and 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy on the unjust.

will be done in earth, as it is in 46 For if ye love them which heaven. love you, what reward have ye? 11 Give us this day our daily do not even the publicans the bread. same?

12 And forgive us our debts, as 47 And if ye salute your breth- we forgive our debtors. ren only, what do ye more than 13 And lead us not into temptothers ? do not even the publi ntion, but deliver us from evil: cans so?

For thine is the kingdom, and 43 Be ye therefore perfect, even the power, and the glory, for as your Father which is in ever. Amen. heaven is perfect.

14 For it ye forgive men their CHAPTCR VI.

trespasses, your heavenly Fa. Christ's scrmon continued. ther will also forgive you: YAKE heed that ye do not 15 But it ye forgive not men

your alms before men, to be their trespasses, neither will seen of them: otherwise ye your Father forgive your treshave no reward of your Father passes. which is in heaven.

*10 Moreover when ye fast, be 2 Therefore when thou doest not, as the hypocrites, of a sad thine alms, do not sound a trum countenance: for they distigure pet before thee, as the hypo- their faces, that they may aperites do in the synagogues and pear unto men to fast. Verily I in thestreets.thatthey mayhave say unto you, They have their glory of men. Verily I say unto reward. you, They have their reward. 17 But thou, when thou fastest. 3 But when thou doest alms, anoint tbine head, and was let not thyleft hand know what thy face: thy right hand doeth:

18 That thou appear pot unto 4 That thine alms may be in men to fast, hut unto thy Fa. secret: and thy father which tner which is in secret: and thy Beeth in secret himself shall Father which seeth in secret reward thee openly.

shall reward thee openly. 5 And when thou prayest, 19 ( Lay not up for yourselves thou shalt not he as the liy po- treasures upon earth, where crites are: for they love to pray mcth and runt doth corrupt, and standing in the synagogues and where thieves break through in the corners of the streets.that and steal: they may be seen of men. Verily 20 But lay up for yourselves 1 say unto you, They have their treasures in heaven, where neireward.

ther moth nor rust doth corrupt. 6 But thou, when thou prayest. and where thieves do not break enter into thy closet, and when through nor steal:

Christ's sermon ST. MATTHEW.

on the mount. 21 For where your treasure is, for the morrow for the morrow there will your heart be also. challtale thought for the things 22 The list of the body is the ot itselt. Sutricient unto the eye : it therefure thine eye be day is the ev.Itercof. single, thy whole body shall be

CHAPTER VIL. full of lit.

Christ's sermon conc udcd. 23 Butorihine eze he criety JUDGE not, that ye be not ness. It'tueretore the list it 2 For with what judgment yo is in three bedarkness, how great judre, ye shall be judged: and is that durines3!

with what measure ye mete, it 24 No man can serve two mns shall be measured to you again ters: for either he will hate t:10

3 And why beholdlost thou tho one, and love the other; or else mote that is intay brother's eye, he will hul to the one, and des- but considerest

not the beam pise 1:e oljer. Ye cannot serve that is in thine own eye? God and minmon.

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy 25 Therefore I say unto you, broiler, Lct me puilouttle moto Take no t.ought for your lipo, out of tone eye; and, behold, a what ye call eat, or what ye beam is in thine own eye? shall drink; nor yet for your 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out body, wrat ye shall put on. 13 the beam out of thine own eye; notihelsemyretra: ineat, and and then slalt thou see clearly the body than toinent!

to cast out the mote out of thy 25 Behokt 1.1e fowls of the air: bro: 'ler's eye. for theycow not, neitherdothcy 6 Cive not that which is holy reap, nor gather into barns; yrt unto the dogs, neither cast yo your hezvenly Father focdc:5 your pearls before swine, lest them. Are ye not much better they trainple them under their than they?

fcct, and turn again and rend 27 Which of you by taking you. thought can add one cubit unto 7 Ask, and it shall be given his staturo?

you ; seck, and ye shall find; 23 And why take ye thought knoc's, and it shall be opened for raimenti Consider trolitics unto you: of the field, how they crow; they 8 For cvery one that asketh toil not, neier do they son: receiveth; and he that seekoth

29 And yet I say unto you, That indeh; and to him that knockeven Soloinon in all his glory, oth it shall be opened. was not arrayed like one of 9 Or what man is there of you, these.

whom if his son ask bread, will 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe he give him a stone ? the grau3 of tie tickd, which to 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he day is, and to morrow is cas: five him a serpent? into the oven,shall he not much

11 If ye then, being evil, know more clothe you, O ye of little how to give good gifts unto faith?

your children, how much more 31 Therefore take no thought, sall your Father which is in snyin, Whct sall we e t7 or. heaven give food things to them Whatchallwe drink?or, Where that ask him? withal shall we be clothed? 12 Therefore all things what.

82 (For aiier all these thin's do soever ye would that men the Gentilos seck:) for your hea- should do to you, do ye even venly Father knoweth that ye so to them: for this is the law huve need of all these thin s. and the prophcts. 33 But seek ye first the king. 13 I nter yo in at the strait dom ot' Cod, and his righteous gate: for wide is the ante, and poss; and all these things shall broad is the way, that loadeth be added unto you.

to destruction, and many there 34 Take therefore no thought be which go in thereat:

Scrmon on the mount. ST. MATTHEW. The conturion's faithi 14 Because strait is the gate, the people were astonished at and narrow is the way, which his doctrine: leadeth unto life, and few there 29 For he taught them as one be that find it.

having authority, and not as the 15 Beware of false prophets, scribes. which come to you in sheep's

CHAPTER VINI. clothing, but inwardly they are Sundry miracles of Christ.

THEN he was come down 10 Yoshliknew them by their WII

from the mountai), great fruits. Do men gather grapes multitudes followed him. of thorns, or figs of thistles? 2 And, behold, there came a

17 Even so every good treo leper and worshipped him, saybringeth forth good fruit; but a ing. Lord, if thou wilt, thou corrupt tree bringeth torth evil canst make me clean. fruit.

3 And Jesus put forth his hand, 18 A good tree cannot bring and touched him, saying, I will; forth ovil fruit, neither can a cor- be thou clean. And immediaterupt tree bring forth good fruit. ly his leprosy was cleansed. 19 Every tree that bringeth 4 And Jesus saith unto him, not forth good fruit is hewn See thou tell no man; but go down, and cast into the fire. thy way, shew thyself to the

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye priest, and offer the gift that shall know them.

Moses commanded, for a testi. 21 Not every one that saith un- mony unto them. to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter 5 T And when Jesus was eninto the kingdom of heaven; tered into Capernaum, there but he that doeth the will of my came unto him a centurion, boFather which is in heaven. seeching him,

22 Many will say to me in that 6 And saying, Lord, my servant day, Lord, Lord, have we not lieth at home sick of the palsy, prophesied in thy name ? and in cricvously tormented. thy name have cast out devils? 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I and in thy name done many will come and heal him. wonderful works?

8 The centurion answered and 23 And then will I profess unto said. Lord, I am not worthy that them, I never knew you: de- thou shouldest come under my part from me, ye that work roof: but speak the word only. iniquity.

and my servant shall be healed. 2 Therefore whosoever hear 9 For I am a man under die eth these sayinrs of mine, and thority, having soldiers under doeth them, I will liken him un- me: and I say to this man, Coy to a wise man, which built his and he gocth; and to another, house upon a rock:

Come, and he cometh; and to 25 And the rain descended, and my servant, Do this, and he the floods came, and the wind3 docth it. blew, and beat upon that house; 10 When Jesus heard it, ho and it fell not: for it was found marvelled, and said to them ed upon a rock.

that followed, Verily I say unto 26 And every one that hearoth you, I have not found so great these sayin 3 of mine, and do- faith, no, not in Israel. eth them not, shall be likened 11 And I say unto you. That unto a foolish man, which built many shall come from the east his house upon the sand:

and west, and shall sit down 27 And the rain descended, and with Abraham. and Isaac, and the floods came, and the winds Jacob,in the kingdomotheaven: blew, and beat upon that house : 12 But the children of the kinge and it fell: and great was the dom shall be cast out into outer

darkness: there shall be weep 23 And it came to pass. when ing and gnashing ot teeth. Jesus had ended these sayings, 1.13 And Jesus said vnto the cen.

fall of it.

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