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forgiveness, and fasting.
To aroid worldly care. art in heaven, hallowed be thy ther moth nor rust doth corrupt, name:
and where thieves do not break 10 Thy kingdom come: thy through nor steal: will be done, in earth as it is 21 For where your treasure in heaven:
is, there will your heart be also. 11 Give us this day our daily. 22 The light of the body is bread:
If therefore thine eye 12 And forgive us our debts, be single, thy whole body shall as we forgive our debtors:
be full of light: 13 And lead us notinto temp- 23 But if thine eye be evil, tation, but deliver us from evil : thy whole body shall be full of for thine is the kingdom, and darkness. If therefore the the power, and the glory, for light that is in thee be darkness, Amen.
how great is that darkness! 14 For if ye forgive men 24 No man can serve two their trespasses, your heavenly masters: for either he will hate Father will also forgive you : the one, and love the other; or · 15 But if ye forgive not else he will hold to the one, men their trespasses, neither and despise the other. Ye canwill your Father forgive your not serve God and Mammon. trespasses.
25 Therefore I say unto you, 16 Moreover, when ye fast, Take no thought for your life, be not, as the hypocrites, of a what ye shall eat, or what ye sad countenance: for they dis- shall drink; nor yet for your figure their faces, that they body, what ye shall put on. Is may appear unto men to fast. not the life more than meat, Verily I say unto you, They, and the body than raiment? have their reward.
26 Behold the fowls of the 17 But thou, when, thou air: for they sow not, neither fastest, anoint thine head, and do they reap, nor gather into wash thy face;
barns; yet your heavenly 18 That thou appear not Father feedeth them.; Are
ye unto men to fast, but unto thy not much better than they? Father which is in secret; and 27 Which of you by taking thy Father, which seeth in se- thought can add one cubit unto cret, shall reward thee openly. his stature?
19 | Lay not up for your- 28 And why take ye thought selves treasures upon earth, for raiment? Consider the lilies where moth and rust doth cor- of the field, how they grow; rupt, and where thieves break they toil not, neither do they through and steal:
spin: 20 But lay up for yourselves 29 And yet I say unto you, treasures in heaven, where nei-, that even Solomon in all his
Christ, ending his sermon,
exhorteth to prayer, and glory was not arrayed like one out the beam out of thine own of these.
eye; and then shalt thou see 30. Wherefore, if God so clearly to cast out the mote out clothe the grass of the field, of thy brother's eye. which to-day is, and to-morrow 6 Give not that which is is cast into the oven, shall he holy unto the dogs, neither not much more clothe you, cast ye your pearls before swine, O ye of little faith?
lest they trample them under 31 Therefore take no thought, their feet, and turn again and saying, What shall we eat? rend you. or, What shall we drink? or, 7 Ask, and it shall be given Wherewithal shall we be clothed? you; seek, and ye shall find;
32 (For after all these things knock, and it shall be opened do the Gentiles seek :) for your unto you: heavenly Father knoweth that 8 For every one that asketh ye have need of all these things. receiveth ; and he that seeketh
33 But seek ye first the king findeth; and to him that knockdom of God, and his righteous- eth it shall be opened. ness; and all these things shall 9 Or what man is there of be added unto you.
you, whom if his son ask bread, 34 Take therefore no thought will he give him a stone ? for the morrow : for the morrow 10 Or if he ask a fish, will shall take thought for the things he give him a serpent ? of itself. Sufficient unto the 11 If ye then, being evil
, day is the evil thereof, know how to give good gifts CHAP. VII.
unto your children, how much Christ endeth his sermon. more shall your Father which UDGE not, that ye be not is in heaven give good things judged.
to them that ask him? 2 For with what judgement 12 Therefore all things whatye judge, ye shall be judged : soever ye would that men should and with what measure ye mete, do to you, do ye even so to it shall be measured to you them: for this is the law and again.
the prophets. 3 And why beholdest thou 13 Enter ye in at the strait the mote that is in thy brother's gate: for wide is the gate, and eye, but considerest not the broad is the way, that leadeth beam that is in thine own eye? to destruction, and many there
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy be which go in thereat : brother, Let me pull out the 14 Because strait is the gate, mote out of thine eye: and, be- and narrow is the way, which hold, a beam is in thine own eye? leadeth unto life; and few there
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast I be that find it.
to beware of false prophets.
Christ's miracles. 15 Beware of false prophets, and the floods came, and the which come to you in sheep's winds blew, and beat upon that clothing, but inwardly they are house; and it fell not: for it ravening wolves:
was founded upon a rock. 16 Ye shall know them by 26 And every one that heartheir fruits. Do men gather eth these sayings of mine, and grapes of thorns, or figs of doeth them not, shall be likened thistles?
unto a foolish man, which 17 Even so every good tree built his house upon the sand: bringeth forth good fruit; but 27 And the rain descended, a corrupt tree bringeth forth and the floods came, and the evil fruit.
winds blew, and beat upon that 18 A good tree cannot bring house; and it fell: and great forth evil fruit, neither can a was the fall of it. corrupt tree bring forth good 28 [ And it came to pass, fruit.
when Jesus had ended these 19 Every tree that bringeth sayings, the people were asnot forth good fruit, is hewn tonished at his doctrine: down, and cast into the fire. 29 For he taught them as
20 Wherefore by their fruits one having authority, and not ye shall know them.
as the scribes. 21 Not every one that saith
CHAP. VIII unto me, Lord, Lord, shall
Christ's miracles.enter kingdom of hea- THEN he was come down ven; but he that doeth the
from great will of my Father which is in multitudes followed him. heaven.
2 And, behold, there came 22 Many will say to me in a leper and worshipped him, that day, Lord, Lord, have we saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou not prophesied in thy name? canst make me clean. and in thy name have cast out 3 And Jesus put forth his devils ? and in thy name done hand, and touched him, saymany wonderful works?
ing, I will; be thou clean: 23 And then will I profess And immediately his leprosy unto them, I never knew you: was cleansed. depart from me, ye that work 4 And Jesus saith unto him, iniquity.
See thou tell no man; but go 24 | Therefore whosoever thy way, shew thyself to the heareth these sayings of mine, priest, and offer the gift that and doeth them, I will liken Moses commanded for a testihim unto a wise man, which mony unto them. built his house upon a rock: 5 And when Jesus was
25 And the rain descended, I entered into Capernaum, there
The centurion's servant, MATTHEW, and many others healed. 'came unto him a centurion, be- 15 And hetouched her hand, seeching him,
and the fever left her: and she 6. And saying, Lord, my ser- arose, and ministered unto them. vant lieth at home sick of the
16 When the even was come, palsy, grievously tormented. they brought unto him many
7 And Jesús saith unto him, that were possessed with devils : I will come and heal him. and he cast out the spirits with
8 The centurion answered his word, and healed all that and said, Lord, I am not wor-were sick: thy that thou shouldest come 17 That it might be fulfilled under my roof: but speak the which was spoken by Esaias word only, and my servant the prophet, saying, Himself shall be healed.
took our infirmities, and bare 9 For I am a man under au- our sicknesses. thority, having soldiers under 18 Now when Jesus saw me: and I say to this man, great multitudes about him, he Go, and he goeth; and to gave commandment to depart another, Come, and he cometh; unto the other side. and to my servant, Do this, 19 And a certain scrik and he doeth it.
came, and said unto him, Mas10 When Jesus heard it, he ter, I will follow thee whithermarvelled, and said to them soever thou goest. that followed, Verily I 20 And Jesus saith unto him, unto you, 'I have not found so The foxes have holes, and the great faith, no, not in Israeli birds of the air have nests; but
11 And I say unto you, That the Son of man hath not where many shall come from the east to lay his head. and west, and shall sit down 21 And another of his diswith Abraham, and Isaac, and ciples said unto him, Lord Jacob, inthe kingdom of heaven: suffer me first to go and bury
12 But the children of the my father. kingdom shall be cast out into 22 But Jésus said unto him, outer darkness: there shall be Follow me; and let the dead weeping and gnashing of teeth bury their dead.
13 And Jesus said unto the 23 And when he was entered centurion, Go thy way; and as into a ship, his disciples followthou hast believed, so be it done ed him. unto thee. And his servant was 24 And, behold, there arose healed in the self-same hour. a great tempest in the sea, in
14 And when Jesus was somuch that the ship was come into Peter's house, he covered with the waves: but saw his wife's mother laid, and he was asleep. sick of a fever.
25 And his disciples came to
Christ stilkth the tempest,
and cureth the palsy. him, and awoke him, saying, city came out to meet Jesus: Lord, save us : we perish. and when they saw him, they
26 And he saith unto them, besought him that he would Why are ye fearful, O ye of depart out of their coasts. little faith. Then he arose, and
CHAP. IX. rebuked the winds and the sea; Christ cureth the palsy. and there was a great calm. ND he entered into a ship,
27 But the men marvelled, and passed over, and saying, What manner of man came into his own city. is this, that even the winds and 2 And, behold, they brought the sea obey him?
to him a man sick of the palsy, 28 And when he was come lying on a bed: and Jesus seeing to the other side, into the coun- their faith, said unto the sick of try of the Gergesenes, there the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; met him two possessed with thy sins be forgiven thee. devils, coming out of the tombs, 3 And, behold, certain of the exceeding fierce, so that no scribes said within themselves, man might pass by that way. This man blasphemeth.
29 And, behold, they cried 4 And Jesus knowing their out, saying, What have we to thoughts, said, Wherefore think do with thee, Jesus, thou Son
evil in your hearts? of God? art thou come hither 5 For whether is easier, to to torment us before the time? say, Thy sins be forgiven thee;
30 And there was a good or to say, Arise, and walk? way off from them an herd of 6 But that ye may know many swine feeding.
that the Son of man hath 3i So the devils besought power on earth to forgive sins, him, saying, If thou cast us (then saith he to the sick of the out, suffer us to go away into palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed, the herd of swine.
and go unto thine house. 32 And he said unto them, 7 Ănd he arose, and departed Go. And when they were come to his house.
ut, they went into the herd of 8 But when the multitudes swine: and, behold, the whole saw it, they marvelled, and herd of swine ran violently glorified God, which had given down a steep place into the sea, such power unto men. and perished in the waters: 9 And as Jesus passed
33 And they that kept them forth from thence, he saw a fled, and went their ways into man, named Matthew, sitting the city, and told every thing, at the receipt of custom: and and what was befallen to the he saith unto him, Follow me. possessed of the devils. And hearose, and followed him.
34 And, behold, the whole 10 And it came to pass, as