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S. MATTHEW.

CHAP. IV.

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Christ is baptized.

He is tempted of the devil who hath warned you to flee and he saw the Spirit of God from the wrath to come? descending like a dove, and

8 Bring forth therefore fruits lighting upon him : meet for repentance:

17 And lo, a voice from heav9 And think not to say within en, saying, This is my beloved yourselves, We have Abraham | Son, in whom I am well pleased. to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones

1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. 11 The anto raise up children unto Abra- gels minister unto him. “13 He dwelleth in ham.

Capernaum, 17 beginneth to preach,

calleth Peter, and Andrew, 21 James, and 10 And now also the axe is John, 23 and healeth all the diseased. laid unto the root of the trees :

THEN

NHEN was Jesus led up of therefore everytree which bring- the Spirit into the wildereth not forth good fruit is hewn ness to be tempted of the devil. down, and cast into the fire. 2 And when he had fasted

11 I indeed baptize you with forty days and forty nights, he water unto repentance: but he was afterward an hungered. that cometh after me is mightier 3 And when the tempter came than I, whose shoes I am not to him, he said, If thou be the worthy to bear: he shall baptize Son of God, command that you with the Holy Ghost, and these stones be made bread. with fire :

4 But he answered and said, 12 Whose fan is in his hand, It is written, Man shall not live and he will thoroughly purge by bread alone, but by every his floor, and gather his wheat word that proceedeth out of the into the garner; but he will mouth of God. burn up the chaff with un

5 Then the devil taketh him quenchable fire.

up into the holy city, and set13 | Then cometh Jesus from teth him on a pinnacle of the Galilee to Jordan unto John, temple, to be baptized of him.

6 And saith unto him, If thou 14 But John forbade him, be the Son of God, cast thyself saying, I have need to be bap- down, for it is written, He shall tized of thee, and comest thou give his angels charge concernto me ?

ing thee : and in their hands 15 And Jesus answering said they shall bear thee up, lest at unto him, Suffer it to be so now: any time thou dash thy foot for thus it becometh us to fulfil against a stone. all righteousness. Then he suf- 7 Jesus said unto him, It is fered him.

written again, Thou shalt not 16 And Jesus, when he was tempt the Lord thy God. baptized, went up straightway 8 Again, the devil taketh him out of the water and lo, the upinto an exceeding high mounheavens were opened unto him, tain, and sheweth him all the

Christ beginneth to preach.

CHAP. V. Peter and Andrew, fc., called. kingdoms of the world, and the Follow me, and I will make glory of them;

you fishers of men. 9 And saith unto him, All these 20 And they straightway left things will I give thee, if thou their nets, and followed him. wilt fall down and worship me. 21 And going on from thence,

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, he saw other two brethren, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is James the son of Zebedee, and written, Thou shalt worship the John his brother, in a ship with Lord thy God, and him only Zebedee their father, mending shalt thou serve.

their nets: and he called them, 11 Then the devil leaveth 22 And they immediately left him, and behold, angels came the ship, and their father, and and ministered unto him. followed him.

12 Now when Jesus had 23 | And Jesus went about heard that John was cast into all Galilee, teaching in their prison, he departed into Galilee; synagogues, and preaching the

13 And leaving Nazareth, he gospel of the kingdom, and came and dwelt in Capernaum, healing all manner of sickness, which is upon the sea-coast, in

and all manner of disease among the borders of Zabulon and the people. Nephthalim;

24 And his fame went through14 That it might be fulfilled out all Syria: and they brought which was spoken by Esaias the unto him all sick people that prophet, saying,

were taken with divers diseases 15 The land of Zabulon, and and torments, and those which the land of Nephthalim, by the were possessed with devils, and way of the sea, beyond Jordan, those which were lunatic, and Galilee of the Gentiles: those that had the palsy ; and

16 The people which sat in he healed them. darkness, saw great light; and 25 And there followed him to them which sat in the region great multitudes of people from and shadow of death, light is Galilee, and from Decapolis, sprung up.

and from Jerusalem, and from 17 | From that time Jesus Judea, and from beyond Jorbegan to preach, and to say,

dan. Repent; for the kingdom of

CHAP. V. heaven is at hand.

1 Christ beginneth his sermon in the mount :

3 declaring who are blessed, . 13 who are the 18 And Jesus, walking by salt of the earth, 14 the light of the world, the sea of Galilee, saw two

the city on an hill, 15 the candle :

he came to fulfil the law. 21 What it is to brethren, Simon called Peter, kiil, 27 to commit adultery, 33 to swear : and Andrew his brother, cast

38 exhorteth to suffer wrong,

even our enemies, 48 and to labour after ing a net into the sea; for they perfectness. were fishers.

ND seeing the multitudes, 19 And he saith unto them, he went up into a moun

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S. MATTHEW.

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tain: and when he was set, his 15 Neither do men light a disciples came unto him. candle, and put it under a bush

2 And he opened his mouth, el, but on a candlestick : and it and taught them, saying, giveth light unto all that are in

3 Blessed are the poor in spir- the house. it: for theirs is the kingdom of 16 Let your light so shine heaven.

before men, that they may see 4 Blessed are they that mourn: your good works, and glorify for they shall be comforted. your Father which is in heav

5 Blessed are the meek : for they shall inherit the earth. 17 | Think not that I am

6 Blessed are they which do come to destroy the law, or the hunger and thirst after righte- prophets : I am not come to deousness : for they shall be filled. stroy, but to fulfil.

7 Blessed are the merciful : 18 For verily, I say unto you, for they shall obtain mercy.

Till heaven and earth pass, one 8 Blessed are the pure in jot or one tittle shall in no wise heart: for they shall see God. pass from the law, till all be

9 Blessed are the peace-ma- fulfilled. kers : for they shall be called 19 Whosoever therefore shall the children of God.

break one of these least com 10 Blessed are they which

they which mandments, and shall teach men are persecuted for righteous- so, he shall be called the least ness' sake: for theirs is the in the kingdom of heaven : but kingdom of heaven.

whosoever shall do, and teach 11 Blessed are ye when men them, the same shall be called shall revile you, and persecute great in the kingdom of heaven. you, and shall say all manner of 20 For I say unto you, That evil against you falsely, for my except your righteousness shall sake.

exceed the righteousness of the 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding scribes and Pharisees, ye shall glad: for great is your reward in no case enter into the kingin heaven: for so persecuted dom of heaven. they the prophets which were 21 | Ye have heard that it

was said by them of old time, 13 | Ye are the salt of the Thou shalt not kill; and whoearth: but if the salt have lost soever shall kill, shall be in its savour, wherewith shall it be danger of the judgment: salted? it is thenceforth good for 22 But I say unto you, That nothing, but to be cast out, and whosoever is angry with his to be trodden under foot of men. brother without a cause, shall

14 Ye are the light of the be in danger of the judgment : world. A city that is set on and whosoever shall say to his an hill cannot be hid.

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The lixw expounded.

CHAP. V.

Swearing forbidden. ger of the council : but whoso-whole body should be cast into ever shall say, Thou fool, shall hell. be in danger of hell-fire.

31 It hath been said, Who23 Therefore, if thou bring soever shall put away his wife, thy gift to the altar, and there let him give her a writing of rememberest that thy brother divorcement: hath aught against thee, 32 But I say unto you, That

24 Leave there thy gift be- whosoever shall put away his fore the altar, and go thy wife, saving for the cause of way; first be reconciled to thy fornication, causeth her to combrother, and then come and mit adultery : and whosoever offer thy gift

shall marry her that is divorced, 25 Agree with thine adversary committeth adultery : quickly, while thou art in the 33 | Again, ye have heard way with him; lest at any time that it hath been said by them the adversary deliver thee to of old time, Thou shalt not forthe judge, and the judge deliv- swear thyself, but shalt perform er thee to the officer, and thou unto the Lord thine oaths : be cast into prison.

34 But I say unto you, Swear 26 Verily, I say unto thee, not at all : neither by heaven; Thou shalt by no means come for it is God's throne: : out thence, till thou hast paid 35 Nor by the earth; for it the uttermost farthing.

is his footstool: neither by Je27 | Ye have heard that it rusalem; for it is the city of was said by them of old time, the great King : Thou shalt not commit adul- 36 Neither shalt thou swear tery :

by thy head, because thou canst 28 But I say unto you, That not make one hair white or black. whosoever looketh on a woman 37 But let your communicato lust after her, hath commit- tion be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: ted adultery with her already for whatsoever is more than in his heart.

these cometh of evil. 29 And if thy right eye of- 38 | Ye have heard that it fend thee, pluck it out, and hath been said, An eye for an cast it from thee: for it is prof- eye, and a tooth for a tooth. itable for thee that one of thy 39 But I say unto you, That members should perish, and not ye resist not evil : but whosothat thy whole body should be ever shall smite thee on thy cast into hell.

right. cheek, turn to him the 30 And if thy right hand of other also. fend thee, cut it off, and cast it 40 And if any man will sue from thee: for it is profitable for thee at the law, and take away thee that one of thy members thy coat, let him have thy cloak should perish, and not that thy | also.

S. MATTHEW.

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Of loving our enemies.

Of almsgiving, prayer, 41 And whosoever shall com- , have no reward of your Father pel thee to go a mile, go with which is in heaven. him twain.

2 Therefore, when thou doest 42 Give to him that asketh thine alms, do not sound a trumthee, and from him that would pet before thee, as the hypocrites borrow of thee, turn not thou do, in the synagogues, and in away.

the streets, that they may have 43 | Ye have heard that it glory of men. Verily, I say hath been said, Thou shalt love unto you, They have their re: thy neighbour, and hate thine ward. enemy :

3 But when thou doest alms, 44 But I say unto you, Love / let not thy left hand know what your enemies, bless them that thy right hand doeth; curse you, do good to them that 4 That thine alms may be in hate you, and pray for them secret: and thy Father which which despitefully use you, and seeth in secret, himself shall persecute you;

reward thee openly.

chil- 5 dren of your Father which is in thou shalt not be as the hypoheaven: for he maketh his sun crites are : for they love to pray to rise on the evil and on the standing in the synagogues, and good, and sendeth rain on the in the corners of the streets, just and on the unjust.

that they may be seen of men. . 46 For if ye love them which Verily, I say unto you, They love you, what reward have ye? | have their reward. do not even the publicans the 6 But thou, when thou prayest, same?

enter into thy closet, and when 47 And if

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thou hast shut thy door, pray to brethren only, what do ye more thy Father which is in secret; than others ? do not even the and thy Father, which seeth in publicans so?

secret, shall reward thee openly. 48 Be ye therefore perfect, 7 But when ye pray, use not even as your Father which is vain repetitions, as the heathen in heaven is perfect.

do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking

8 Be not ye therefore like unspeaking of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiving our brethren, 16 fasting, 19 where our

to them: for your Father knowtreasure is to be laid up, 24 of serving God, eth what things ye have need ful for worldly things : 33 but to seek God's of before ye ask him. kingdom.

9 After this manner therefore TAKE NAKE heed that ye do not pray ye: Our Father which artin

your alms before men, to heaven, Hallowed be thy name. be seen of them: otherwise ye 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy

CHAP. VI.

1 Christ continueth his sermon in the mount,

and mammon :

25 exhorteth not to be care

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