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CHAPTER V. on the mount. 26 Verily I say 'unto thee, salem; for it is the city of the Thou shalt by no means come great King. out thence, till thou hast paid 36 Neither shalt thou swear the uttermost farthing.

by thy head, because thou 27 [ Ye have heard that it canst not make one hair white was said by them of old time, or black. Thou shalt not commit adul- 37 But let your communicatery:

tion be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: 28 But I say unto you, That for whatsoever is more than whosoever looketh on a wo- these cometh of evil. man to lust after her hath 38 | Ye have heard that it committed adultery with her hath been said, An eye for an already in his heart.

eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 29 And if thy right eye offend 39 But I say unto you, That thee, pluck it out, and cast it ye resist not evil: but whosofrom thee: for it is profitable ever shall smite thee on thy for thee that one of thy mem-right cheek, turn to him the bers should perish, and not other also. that thy whole body should be 40 And if any man will sue cast into hell.

thee at the law, and take away 30 And if thy right hand of thy coat, let him have thy fend thee, cut it off, and cast cloak also. it from thee: for it is profit. 41 And whosoever shall comable for thee that one of thy pel thee to go a mile, go with members should perish, and him twain. not that thy whole body should 42 Give to him that asketh be cast into hell.

thee, and from him that would 31 It hath been said, Whoso- borrow of thee turn not thou ever shall put away his wife, away. let him give her a writing of 43 | Ye have heard that it divorcement:

hath been said, Thou shalt 32 But I say unto you, That love thy neighbour, and hate whosoever shall put away his thine enemy. wife, saving for the cause of 44 But I say unto you, Love fornication, causeth her to your enemies, bless them that commit adultery: and whoso- curse you, do good to them ever shall marry her that is di- that hate you, and pray for vorced committeth adultery. them which despitefully use

33 | Again, ye have heard you, and persecute you; that it hath been said by them 45 That ye may be the chilof old time, Thou shalt not dren of your Father which is forswear thyself, but shalt per- in heaven: for he maketh his form unto the Lord thine sun to rise on the evil and on oaths:

the good, and sendeth rain on 34 But I say unto you, Swear the just and on the unjust. not at all; neither by heaven; 46 For if ye love them which for it is God's throne:

love you, what reward have 35 Nor by the earth; for it is ye? do not even the publicans his footstool: neither by Jeru- the same?


Christ's sermon ST. MATTHEW. on the mount. 47 And if ye salute your breth-| vain repetitions, as the hear ren only, what do ye more then do: for they think that than others do not even the they shall be heard for their publicans so?

much speaking. 48 Be ye therefore perfect, 8 Be not ye therefore like even as your Father which is unto them: for your Father in heaven is perfect.

knoweth what things ye have CHAPTER VI.

need of, before ye ask him. 1 Christ continueth his sermon in the 9 After this manner there

mount, speaking of alms, 5 prayer; 14 fore pray ye: Our Father forgiving our brethren, 16 fasting, 19 where our treasure is to be laid up, 24 which art in heaven, Halof serving God, and mammon: 25 exhort: lowed be thy name. eth not to be careful for worldly things: 33 but to seek God's kingdom.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy YAKE heed that ye do not will be done in earth, as it is

your alms before men, to in heaven. be seen of them: otherwise 11 Give us this day our daily ye have no reward of your bread. Father which is in heaven. 12 And forgive us our debts,

2 Therefore when thou doest as we forgive our debtors. thine alms, do not sound a 13 And lead us not into tempttrumpet before thee, as the hy-ation, but deliver us from evil: pocrites do in the synagogues For thine is the kingdom, and and in the streets, that they the power, and the glory, for may have glory of men. Ver- ever. Amen. ily I say unto you, They have 14 For if ye forgive men their their reward.

trespasses, your heavenly Fa3 But when thou doest alms, ther will also forgive you: let not thy left hand know 15 But if ye forgive not men what thy right hand doeth: their trespasses, neither will

4 That thine alms may be in your Father forgive your tressecret: and thy Father which passes. seeth in secret himself shall 16 | Moreover when ye fast, reward thee openly.

be not, as the hypocrites, of a 5 [ And when thou prayest, sad countenance: for they disthou shalt not be as the hypo- figure their faces, that they crites are: for they love to pray may appear unto men to fast. standing in the synagogues Verily I say unto you, They and in the corners of the have their reward. streets, that they may be seen 17 But thou, when thou fastof men. Verily I say upto est, anoint thine head, and you, They have their reward. wash thy face;

6 But thou, when thou pray- 18 That thou appear not unest, enter into thy closet, and to men to fast, but unto thy when thou hast shut thy door, Father which is in secret: pray to thy Father which is in and thy Father which seeth secret; and thy Father which in secret shall reward thee seeth in secret shall reward openly. thee openly.

19 | Lay not up for your 7 But when ye pray, use not selves treasures upon earth,


Christ's sermon CHAPTER VII. on the mount. where moth and rust doth That even Solomon in all his corrupt, and where thieves glory was not arrayed like break through and steal: one of these.

20 But lay up for yourselves 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe treasures in heaven, where the grass of the field, which to neither moth nor rust doth day is, and to morrow is cast corrupt, and where thieves do into the oven, shall he not not break through nor steal: much more clothe you, O ye 21 For where your treasure is, of little faith? there will your heart be also. 31 Therefore take no thought,

22 The light of the body is saying, What shall we eat? the eye: if therefore thine eye or, What shall we drink? or, be single, thy whole body shall Wherewithal shall be be full of light.

clothed ? 23 But if thine eye be evil, 32 (For after all these things thy whole body shall be full do the Gentiles seek :) for of darkness. If therefore the your heavenly Father knowlight that is in thee be dark-eth that ye have need of all ness, how great is that dark- these things. ness!

33 But seek ye first the king24 | No man can serve two dom of God, and his rightmasters: for either he will eousness; and all these things hate the one, and love the shall be added unto you. other; or else he will hold to 34 Take therefore no thought the one, and despise the other. for the morrow: for the morYe cannot serve God and row shall take thought for the mammon.

things of itself. Sufficient un- * 25 Therefore I say unto you, to the day is the evil thereof. Take no thought for your life, CHAPTER VII. what ye shall eat, or what ye 1 Christ ding his sermon in the mount, shall drink; nor yet for your reproveth rash judgment, 6 forbiddeth to

cast holy things to dogs, 7 exhorteth to body, what ye shall put on.

prayer, 13 to enter in at the strait gate, Is not the life more than meat, 15 to beware of false prophets, 21 not to

be hearers, but doers of the word: 24 like and the body than raiment?

houses builded on a rock, 26 and not on 26 Behold the fowls of the the sand. air: for they sow not, neither JUDGE not, that ye be not do they reap, nor gather into judged. barns; yet your heavenly Fa- 2 For with what judgment ye ther feedeth them. Are ye not judge, ye shall be judged: and much better than they? with what measure ye mete, 27 Which of you by taking it shall be measured to you thought can add one cubit un- again. to his stature ?

3 And why beholdest thou 28 And why take ye thought the mote that is in thy brothfor raiment? Consider the er's eye, but considerest not lilies of the field, how they the beam that is in thine own grow; they toil not, neither eye? do they spin:

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy 29 And yet I say unto you, brother, Let me pull out the

Christ's sermon ST. MATTHEW. on the mount. mote out of thine eye; and, which come to you in sheep's behold, a beam is in thine own clothing, but inwardly they eye?

are ravening wolves. 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast 16 Ye shall know them by out the beam out of thine own their fruits. Do men gather eye; and then shalt thou see grapes of thorns, or figs of clearly to cast out the mote thistles? out of thy brother's eye. 17 Even so every good tree 6 [ Give not that which is bringeth forth good fruit; but holy unto the dogs, neither a corrupt tree bringeth forth cast ye your pearls before evil fruit. swine, lest they trample them 18 A good tree cannot bring under their feet, and turn forth evil fruit, neither can a again and rend you.

corrupt tree bring forth good 7 | Ask, and it shall be given fruit. you; seek, and ye shall find; 19 Every tree that bringeth knock, and it shall be opened not forth good fruit is hewn unto you:

down, and cast into the fire. 8 For every one that asketh 20 Wherefore by their fruits receiveth; and he that seek- ye shall know them. eth findeth; and to him that 21 | Not every one that saith knocketh it shall be opened. unto me, Lord, Lord, shall

9 Or what man is there of enter into the kingdom of you, whom if his son ask heaven; but he that doeth the bread, will be give him a will of my Father which is in stone?

heaven. 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he 22 Many will say to me in that give him a serpent?

day, Lord, Lord, have we not 11 If ye then, being evil, prophesied in thy name? and know how to give good gifts in thy name have cast out unto your children, how much devils? and in thy name done more shall your Father which many wonderful works? is in heaven give good things 23 And then will I profess to them that ask him?

unto them, I never knew you: 12 Therefore all things what- depart from me, ye that work soever ye would that men iniquity. should do to you, do ye even 24 | Therefore whosoever so to them: for this is the law heareth these sayings of mine, and the prophets.

and doeth them, I will liken 13 | Enter ye in at the strait him unto a wise man, which gato: for wide is the gate, and built his house upon a rock: broad is the way, that lead- 25 And the rain descended, eth to destruction, and many and the floods came, and the there be which go in thereat: winds blew, and beat upon

14 Because strait is the gate, that house; and it fell not: for and narrow is the way, which it was founded upon a rock. leadeth unto life, and few there 26 And every one that hearbe that find it.

eth these sayings of mine, and 15 | Beware of false prophets, doeth them not, shall be liken


The centurion's CHAPTER VIII. servant healed. ed unto a foolish man, which and said, Lord, I am not wor built his house upon the sand: thy that thou shouldest come

27 And the rain descended, under my roof: but speak the and the floods came, and the word only, and my servant winds blew, and beat upon shall be healed. that house; and it fell: and 9 For I am a man under augreat was the fall of it.

thority, having soldiers under 28 And it came to pass, when me: and I say to this man, Go, Jesus had ended these sayings, and he goeth; and to another, the people were astonished at Come, and be cometh; and to his doctrine:

my servant, Do this, and he 29 For he taught them as one doeth it. having authority, and not as 10 When Jesus heard it, he the scribes.

marvelled, and said to them CHAPTER VIII.

that followed, Verily I say 2 Christ cleanseth the leper, 5 healeth the unto you, I have not found so centurion's servant, 14 Peter's mother great faith, no, not in Israel. in law, 16 and many other diseased : 18 sheweth how he is to be followed : 23

11 And I say unto you, That stilleth the tempest on the sea, 28 drit- many shall come from the eth the devils out of two men possessed, 31 and suffereth them to go into the east and west, and shall sit swine.

down with Abraham, and CHEN he was come down Isaac. and Jacob, in the king

from the mountain, great dom of heaven: multitudes followed him.

12 But the children of the 2 And, behold, there came a kingdom shall be cast out into leper and worshipped him, outer darkness: there shall saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou be weeping and gnashing of canst make me clean.

teeth. 3 And Jesus put forth his 13 And Jesus said unto the hand, and touched him, say-centurion, Go thy way; and ing, I will; be thou clean. as thou hast believed, so be it And immediately his leprosy done unto thee. And his servwas cleansed,

ant was healed in the selfsame 4 And Jesus saith unto him, hour. See thou tell no man; but go 14 | And when Jesus was thy way, shew thyself to the come into Peter's house, he priest, and offer the gift that saw his wife's mother laid, Moses commanded, for a testi- and sick of a fever. mony unto them.

15 And he touched her hand, 6 And when Jesus was en- and the fever left her: and tered into Capernaum, there she arose, and ministered uncame unto him a centurion, to them. beseeching him,

16 | When the even was come, 6 And saying, Lord, my serv- they brought unto him many ant lieth at home sick of the that were possessed with devpalsy, grievously tormented. ils: and he cast out the spirits

7 And Jesus saith unto him, with his word, and healed ail I will come and heal him. that were sick: 8 The centurion answered 17 That it might be fulfilled

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