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whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them.

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thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

CHAPTER VII.

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote to out of thy brother's eye. Give field, which to not that which is hol

ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the

day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no

unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

January 12, Morning; July 15, Evening.

ASK, and it shall be given

you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketli findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son

ask bread, will he give him a
stone? or if he ask a fish, will
he give him a serpent?
If ye
then, being evil, know how to
give good gifts unto your chil-
dren, how much more shall
your Father which is in hea-
ven give good things to them
that ask him? Therefore all

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things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which

is in heaven.
is in heaven. Many will say
to me in that day, Lord, Lord,
have we not prophesied in thy
name? and in thy name have
cast out devils? and in thy
name done many wonderful
works? And then will I pro-
fess unto them, I never knew
you: depart from me, ye that
work iniquity. Therefore who-
soever heareth these sayings of
mine, and doeth them, I will
liken him unto a wise man,
which built his house upon a
rock: and the rain descended,
and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that
house; and it fell not: for it
was founded upon a rock. And
every one that heareth these
sayings of mine, and doeth
them not, shall be likened
unto a foolish man, which built
his house upon the sand: and
the rain descended, and the
floods came, and the winds
blew, and beat upon that
house; and it fell: and great
was the fall of it. And it came
to pass, when Jesus had ended
these sayings, the people were
astonished at his doctrine: for
he taught them as one having
authority, and not as the scribes.

CHAPTER VIII.
January 13, Morning: July 16, Evening.

WHEN he was come down

from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

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Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses com

manded, for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For

I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the cen

January 14, Morning; NOW when Jesus saw great

multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side. And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. But Jesus said

turion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour. And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the propliet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses,

July 17, Evening.

faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him! And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And, behold, they cried out, saying,

Follow me; and to him, What have we to do with

let the thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? bury their dead. And when art thou come hither to torhe was entered into a ship, ment us before the time? And his disciples followed him. there was a good way off from And, behold, there arose a there arose a them an herd of many swine great tempest in the sea, inso-feeding. So the devils besought much that the ship was covered him, saying, If thou cast us with the waves: but he was out, suffer us to go away into asleep. And his disciples came the herd of swine. And he to him, and awoke him, say- said unto them, Go. And ing, Lord, save us: we perish. when they were come out, And he saith unto them, Why they went into the herd of are ye fearful, O ye of little swine: and, behold, the whole

herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters. And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to

the possessed of the devils. And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.

CHAPTER IX.

January 15, Morning; July 18, Evening.

AND he entered into a ship.

and passed over, and came into his own city. And, behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed and Jesus seeing their faith said unto the sick of the palsy; Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee. And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? For whether is easier, to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy bed,. and go unto thine house. And he arose, and departed to his house. But when the multitudes saw it they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men. And as Jesus passed forth from thence, he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saitli unto him, Follow me.

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he arose, and followed him. And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat in the house, behold, many publicans and sin

ners came and sat down with him and his disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master with publicans and sinners? But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance. Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast. No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse. Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

January 16, Morning; July 19, Evening.

WHILE he spake these things unto them, be

hold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him,

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July 20, Even:

saying, My daughter is even ye that I am able to do this? now dead but come and lay They said unto him, Yea, thy hand upon her, and she Lord. Then touched he their shall live. And Jesus arose, eyes, saying, According to your and followed him, and so did faith be it unto you. And his disciples. And, behold, a their eyes were opened; and woman, which was diseased Jesus straitly charged them, with an issue of blood twelve saying, See that no man know years, came behind him, and it. But they, when they were touched the hem of his gar- departed, spread abroad his ment for she said within her- fame in all that country. As self, If I may but touch his they went out, behold, they garment, I shall be whole. brought to him a dumb man But Jesus turned him about, possessed with a devil. And and when he saw her, he said, when the devil was cast out, Daughter, be of good comfort; the dumb spake: and the thy faith hath made thee multitudes marvelled, saying, whole. And the woman was It was never so seen in Israel. made whole from that hour. But the Pharisees said, He And when Jesus came into casteth out devils through the the ruler's house, and saw the prince of the devils. And Jesus minstrels and the people mak- went about all the cities and ing a noise, he said unto them, villages, teaching in their syGive place: for the maid is nagogues, and preaching the not dead, but sleepeth. And gospel of the kingdom, and they laughed him to scorn. healing every sickness and But when the people were put every disease among the peo forth, he went in, and took her ple. But when he saw the mulby the hand, and the maid titudes, he was moved with arose. And the fame hereof compassion on them, because went abroad into all that land. they fainted, and were scatAnd when Jesus departed tered abroad, as sheep having thence, two blind men fol- no shepherd. Then saith he lowed him, crying, and to his disciples, The harvest saying, Thou son of David, have mercy on us. And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and Jesus saith unto them, Believe

truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

Ram& CHAPTER X. was vi ent January 17, Morning; July 20, Evening. ND when he had called

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unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and An

drew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthew the publican; James the son of Alphæus, and Lebbæus, whose surname was Thaddeus; Simon the CaThaddeus; Simon the riot, naanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. These

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