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The wise men ST. MATTHEW. from the east. conceived in her is of the manded of them where Christ Holy Ghost.

should be born. 21 And she shall bring forth 5 And they said unto him, In a son, and thou shalt call his Bethlehem of Judea: for thus name JESUS: for he shall it is written by the prophet, save his people from their 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the sins.

land of Juda, art not the least 22 Now all this was done, among the princes of Juda: that it might be fulfilled for out of thee shall come a which was spoken of the Lord Governor, that shall rule my by the prophet, saying, people Israel.

23 Behold, a virgin shall be 7 Then Herod, when he had with child, and shall bring privily called the wise men, forth a son, and they shall inquired of them diligently call his name Emmanuel, what time the star appeared. which being interpreted is, 8 And he sent them to BethGod with us.

lehem, and said, Go and search 24 Then Joseph being raised diligently for the young child; from sleep did as the angel of and when ye have found him, the Lord had bidden him, and bring me word again, that I took unto him his wife: may come and worship him

25 And knew her not till she also. had brought forth her first- 9 When they had heard the born son: and he called his king, they departed; and, lo, name JESUS.

the star, which they saw in CHAPTER II.

the east, went before them, till 1 The wise men out of the cast are direct it came and stood over where

ed to Christ by a star. 11 They worship the young child was. him, and offer their presents. 14 Joseph

10 When they saw the star, fleeth into Egypt, with Jesus and his

18 Herod slayeth the chil- they rejoiced with exceeding dren: 20 himself ieth. 23 Christ is brought back again into Galilee to

great joy. Nasareth.

11 | And when they were Now when Jesus was born come into the house, they saw the days of Herod the king, his mother, and fell down, behold, there came wise men and worshipped him; and from the east to Jerusalem, when they had opened their

2 Saying, Where is he that is treasures, they presented unto born King of the Jews ? for him gifts; gold, and frankinwe have seen his star in the cense, and myrrh. east, and are come to worship 12 And being warned of God him.

in a dream that they should 3 When Herod the king had not return to Herod, they deheard these things, he was parted into their own country troubled, and all Jerusalem another way. with him.

13 And when they were de4 And when he had gathered parted, behold, the angel of all the chief priests and scribes the Lord appeareth to Joseph of the people together, be de- in a dream, saying, Arise, and

mother.

16v Ehhehe Herod, when he IN those days.camie. John the

Herod's cruelty. CHAPTER III. John preacheth. take the young child and his | Archelaus did reign in Judea mother, and flee into Egypt, in the room of his father and be thou there until I bring Herod, he was afraid to go thee word: for Herod will thither: notwithstanding, beseek the young child to de- ing warned of God in a dream, stroy him.

he turned aside into the parts 14 When he arose, he took the of Galilee: young child and his mother 23 And he came and dwelt in by night, and departed into a city called Nazareth: that Egypt:

it might be fulfilled which was 15 And was there until the spoken by the prophets, He death of Herod: that it might shall be called a Nazarene. be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet,

CHAPTER III. saying, Out of Egypt have I

1 John preacheth: his office: life, and bap

tism. 7 He reprehendeth the Pharisees, called my son.

13 and baptiseth Christ in Jordan.

'N saw that he was mocked of Baptistin the wise men, was exceeding wilderness of Judea, wroth, and sent forth, and 2 And saying, Repent ye: for slew all the children that were the kingdom of heaven is at in Bethlehem, and in all the hand. coasts thereof, from two years 3 For this is he that was old and under, according to the spoken of by the prophet time which he had diligently Esaias, saying, The voice of inquired of the wise men. one crying in the wilderness, 17 Then was fulfilled that Prepare ye the way of the which was spoken by Jeremy Lord, make his paths straight. the prophet, saying,

4 And the same John had his In Rama was there a voice raiment of nel hair, and heard, lamentation, and weep- a leatbern girdle about his ing, and great mourning, Ra- loins; and his meat was lochel weeping for her children, custs and wild honey. and would not be comforted, 5 Then went out to him Jebecause they are not.

rusalem, and all Judea, and 19 | But when Herod was all the region round about dead, behold, an angel of the Jordan, Lord appeareth in a dream to 6 And were baptized of him Joseph in Egypt,

in Jordan, confessing their 20 Saying, Arise, and take sins. the young child and his moth- 71 But when he saw many er, and go into the land of Is- of the Pharisees and Saddurael: for they are dead which cees come to his baptism, he sought the young child's life. said unto them, O generation 21 And he arose, and took of vipers, who hath warned the young child and his moth- you to flee from the wrath to er, and came into the land of come? Israel.

8 Bring forth therefore fruits 22 But when he heard that meet for repentance:

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Christ is baptized, ST. MATTHEW. and tempted. 9 And think not to say with

CHAPTER IV. in yourselves, We have Abra

1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. 11 ham to our father: for I say The angels minister unto him. 13 He unto you, that God is able of

dwelleth in Capernaum, 17 beginneth

to preach, 18 calleth Peter, and An. these stones to raise up chil- drew, 21 James, and John, 23 and heal. dren unto Abraham.

eth all the diseased. 10 And now also the axe is

was Jesus led up of laid unto the root of the trees : the Spirit into the wildertherefore every tree which ness to be tempted of the bringeth not forth good fruit devil. is hewn down, and cast into 2 And when he had fasted the fire.

forty days and forty nights, 11 I indeed baptize you he was afterward a hungered. with water unto repentance: 3 And when the tempter came but he that cometh after to him, he said, If thou be the me is mightier than I, whose Son of God, command that shoes I am not worthy to these stones be made bread. bear: he shall baptize you 4 But he answered and said, with the Holy Ghost, and with It is written, Man shall not fire:

live by bread alone, but by 12 Whose fan is in his hand, every word that proceedeth and he will thoroughly purge out of the mouth of God. his floor, and gather his wheat 5 Then the devil taketh him into the garner; but he will up into the holy city, and setburn up the chaff with un- teth him on a pinnacle of the quenchable fire.

temple, 13 ( Then cometh Jesus from 6 And saith unto him, If thou Galilee to Jordan unto John, be the Son of God, cast thyself to be baptized of him.

down: for it is written, He 14 But John forbade him, shall give his angels charge saying, I have need to be concerning thee: and in their baptized of thee, and comest hands they shall bear thee up, thou to me?

lest at any time thou dash thy 15 And Jesus answering said foot against a stone. unto him, Suffer it to be so 7 Jesus said unto him, It is now: for thus it becometh written again, Thou shalt not us to fulfil all righteousness. tempt the Lord thy God. Then he suffered him.

8 Again, the devil taketh him 16 And Jesus, when he was up into an exceeding high baptized, went up straightway mountain, and sheweth him out of the water: and, lo, the all the kingdoms of the world, heavens were opened unto and the glory of them; him, and he saw the Spirit of 9 And saith unto him, All God descending like a dove, these things will I give thee, and lighting upon him:

if thou wilt fall down and 17 And lo a voice from heav- worship me. en, saying, This is my be- 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, loved Son, in whom I am well Get thee hence, Satan: for it pleased.

is written, Thou shalt worship

lee;

Christ beginneth CHAPTER V.

to preach. the Lord thy God, and him 22 And they immediately left only shalt thou serve.

the ship and their father, and 11 Then the devil leaveth followed bim. him, and, behold, angels came 23 | And Jesus went about and ministered unto him. all Galilee, teaching in their 12 Now when Jesus had synagogues, and preaching heard that John was cast into the gospel of the kingdom, prison, he departed into Gali- and healing all manner of

sickness and all manner of 13 And leaving Nazareth, he disease among the people. came and dwelt in Caper- 24 And his fame went naum, which is upon the sea throughout all Syria: and coast, in the borders of Zabu- they brought unto him all lon and Nephthalim:

sick people that were taken 14 That it might be fulfilled with divers diseases and torwhich was spoken by Esaias ments, and those which were the prophet, saying,

possessed with devils, and 15 The land of Zabulon, and those which were lunatic, and the land of Nephthalim, by those that had the palsy; and the way of the sea, beyond he healed them. Jordan, Galilee of the Gen- 25 And there followed him tiles;

great multitudes of people 16 The people which sat in from Galilee, and from Decapdarkness saw great light; and olis, and from Jerusalem, and to them which sat in the re- from Judea, and from beyond gion and shadow of death Jordan. light is sprung up.

CHAPTER V. 17 | From that time Jesus

1 Christ beginneth his sermon in the began to preach, and to say, mount: 3 declaring who are blessed, Repent: for the kingdom of

13 who are the salt of the earth, 14 the

light of the world, the city on a hill, 15 heaven is at hand.

the candle: 17 that he came to fulfil the 18 | And Jesus, walking by

law. 21 What it is to kill, 27 to com

mit adultery, 33 to swear: 38 exhortet, the sea of Galilee, saw two to suffer wrong, 44 to love even our enebrethren, Simon called Peter, mies, 48 and to labour after perfectness. and Andrew his brother, cast- ND seeing the multitudes, ing a net into the sea: for they he went up into a mountwere fishers.

ain: and when he was set, his 19 And he saith unto them, disciples came unto him: Follow me, and I will make 2 And he opened his mouth, you fishers of men.

and taught them, saying, 20 And they straightway left 3 Blessed are the poor in spirtheir nets, and followed him. it: for theirs is the kingdom

21 And going on from thence, of heaven. he saw other two brethren, 4 Blessed are they that James the son of Zebedee, and mourn: for they shall be comJohn his brother, in a ship forted. with Zebedee their father, 5 Blessed are the meek: for mending their nets; and he they shall inherit the earth. called them.

6 Blessed are they which do

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Christ's sermon ST. MATTHEW. on the mount. hunger and thirst after right-Till heaven and earth pass, eousness: for they shall be one jot or one tittle shall in no filled.

wise pass from the law, till all 7 Blessed are the merciful: be fulfilled. for they shall obtain mercy. 19 Whosoever therefore shall

8 Blessed are the pure in break one of these least comheart: for they shall see God. mandments, and shall teach

9 Blessed are the peacemak- men so, he shall be called the ers: for they shall be called least in the kingdom of heavthe children of God.

en: but whosoever shall do 10 Blessed are they which are and teach them, the same shall persecuted for righteousness' be called great in the kingdom sake: for theirs is the king of heaven. dom of heaven.

20 For I say unto you, That ex11 Blessed are ye, when men cepi your righteousness shall shall revile you, and persecute exceed the righteousness of the you, and shall say all manner scribes and Pharisees, ye shall of evil against you falsely, for in no case enter into the kingmy sake.

dom of heaven. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding 21 [ Ye have heard that it glad: for great is your reward was said by them of old time, in heaven: for so persecuted Thou shalt not kill; and whothey the prophets which were soever shall kill shall be in before you.

danger of the judgment: 13 | Ye are the salt of the 22 But I say unto you, That earth: but if the salt have lost whosoever is angry with his his savour, wherewith shall it brother without a cause shall be salted ? it is thenceforth be in danger of the judgment: good for nothing, but to be and whosoever shall say to cast out, and to be trodden his brother, Raca, shall be in under foot of men.

danger of the council: but who14 Ye are the light of the soever shall say, Thou fool, world. A city that is set on a shall be in danger of hell fire. hill cannot be hid.

23 Therefore if thou bring thy 15 Neither do men light a gift to the altar, and there recandle, and put it under a memberest that thy brother bushel, but on a candlestick; hath aught against thee; and it giveth light unto all 24 Leave there thy gift before that are in the house.

the altar, and go thy way; 16 Let your light so shine be-first be reconciled to thy brothfore men, that they may see er, and then come and offer your good works, and glorify thy gift. your Father which is in heav- 25 Agree with thine adveren.

sary quickly, while thou art 17 | Think not that I am in the way with him; lest at come to destroy the law, or any time the adversary deliythe prophets: I am not come er thee to the judge, and the to destroy, but to fulfil. judge deliver thee to theofficer, 18 For verily I say unto you, and thou be cast into prison.

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