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Cbrift miniftered-unto: S. MATTHEW. be calleth Peter, &c. alone, but by every word that pro- 18 And Jefus, walking by the ceedeth out of the mouth of God. fea of Galilee, faw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, cafting a net into the fea for they were fithers.

19 And he faith unto them, Fol.. low me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20 And they ftraightway lef their nets, and followed him.

5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and fetteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

6 And faith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, caft thyfelf down: for it is written, He fhall give his angels charge concerning thee; and in their hands they fhall bear thee up, left at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

7 Jefus faid unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and fheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory ofthem; 9 And faith unto him, All these things will I give thee. If thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10 Thenfaith Jefus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou fhalt worthip the Lord thy God, and him only halt thou ferve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him; and, behold, angels came and miniftered unto him

121 Now, when Jefus had heard that John was caft into prifon, he departed into Galilee;

13 And,leaving Nazareth,hecame and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the fea-coaft, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Efaias the prophet, faying,

21 And going on from thence, he faw other two brethren, James the Jon of Zebedee, and John his bro ther, in a fhip with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.

22 And they immediately left the fhip and their father, and followed him.

23 And Jefus went about all Galilee, teaching in their fynagogues, and preaching the gofpel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of fickness, and all manner of difeafe, among the people.


24 Andhis fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all fick people that were taken with diverfe difeafes and torments, and thofe which were poffeffed with devils, and those which were lunaticks, and thofe that had the palfy; and he healed them.

25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerufalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan.

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the

Chriff's fermon on the mount.

the Gentiles:

the fea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of AND feeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain; and, when he was fet, his difciples came unto him:

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, faying,

3 Bleffed are the poor in fpirit for their's is the kingdom of heaven

16 The people which fat in dark nefs faw great light; and to them which fat in the region and fhadow of death light is fprung up.

17 From that time Jefus began to preach, and to fay, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

4 Bleffed are they that mourn: for they fhall be comforted.


Who are bleed.

CHAP. V. What it is to kill, &e. 5 Bleffed arethe meek: forthey ments, and fhall teach men to, he fhall inherit the earth. fhall be called the leaft in the king 6 Bleffed are they which do hun- dom of heaven: but whofoever fhall ger and thirst after righteoufnefs: do and teach them, the fame fhall for they fhall be filled. be called great in the kingdom of

7 Bleffed are the merciful: for heaven. they fhall obtain mercy.

8 Bleffed are the pure in heart: or they fhall fee God.

9 Bleffed are the peace-makers: for they fhall be called the children of God. 10

211Yehave heard that it was faid Bleffed are they which are by them of old time, Thoufhalt not perfecuted for righteoufnefs fake: kill; and, Whofoever fhall kill fhafl for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. be in danger of the judgment: 11 Bleffed are ye when men fhall 22 But I fay unto you, That whorevile you, and perfecute you, and foever is angry with his brother fhall fay all manner of evil againft without a caufe fhall be in danger you falfely, for my fake. of the judgment; and whofoever 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding thall fay to his brother, Raca, ihal glad; for great is your reward in be in danger of the council: but heaven: for fo perfecuted they the whofoeverfhallfay, Thoufool, fhall prophets which were before you. be in danger of hell-fire.

13 Ye are the falt of the earth: 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy but if the falt have loft his favour, gift to the altar. and there rememwherewith fhall it be falted: it is bereft that thy brother hath outgr thenceforth good for nothing but against thee; to be caft out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; firft be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy ft.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is fet on an hill cannot be bid.

15 Neither domen light a candle, and put it under a bufhel, but on a candleftick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the houfe.

16 Let your light fo fhine before men, that they may fee your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

17 Think no that I am come to deftroy the law or the prophets: I am not come to deftroy, but to Fulfil.

18 For verily I fay unto you, Till heaven and earth pafs, one jot or one tittle fhall in no wife pafs from the law, till all be fulfilled.

19 Whofoever, therefore, fhall break one of thefe leaft command

20 For I fay unto you, That except your righteoufness fhall exceed the righteoufness of the fcribes and Pharifees, ye shall in no cafe enter into the kingdom of heaven.

25 Agree with thine adverfar quickly, while thou art in the way with him; left at any time the adverfary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be caft into prifon.

26 Verily I fay unto thee, Thou fhalt by no means come out thence till thou haft paid the uttermoft farthing.

271 Ye have heard that it was faid by them of old time, Tho fhalt not commit adultery:

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28 ButIfay unto you, That whet foever looketh on a woman tolal after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

29 And if thy right eye ofend thec, pluck it out, and call it wom



Of wearing, &c. S. MATTHEW. of loving our enemies. thee for it is profitable for thee 42 Give to him that afketh thee; that gone of thy members fhould and from him that would borrow perish, and not that thy whole of thee turp not thou away. body fhould be caft into hell.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been faid, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy:

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and caft it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members fhould perifh, and not that tlry whole body hould be caft into hell.

31 It hath been faid, Whofoever fhall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:

32 But I fay unto you, That whofoever fhall put away his wife, faving for the caufe of fornication, caufeth her to commit adultery: and whofoever hall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

331 Again, ye have heard that it hath been faid by them of old time, Thou shalt not forfwear thyfelf, but fhalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

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44 But I fay unto you, Love your enemies, blefs them that curfe you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which defpitefully ufe you, and perfecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his fun to rife on the evil and on the good, and fendeth ram on the juft and on the unjuft.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the fame?

47 And if ye falute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans fo?

48 Beye, therefore, perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

СНАР. уқ Tans before men, to be feen Chrift's fermon continued. AKE heed that ye do not your of them; otherwife ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

2 Therefore, when thou doet thine alms, do not found a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the fynagogues, and in the Atreets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I fay unto you, They have their reward.

3 But when thon doeft alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth;

4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father, which feeth in fecret, himself shall reward thee openly.

And when thou prayeft, thou fhalt not be as the hypocrites are; for they love to pray ftanding in the fynagogues, and in the corners

Of prayer and forgiving. CHA P. VI. Of worldly care, &e. of the ftreets, that they may be 19 Lay not up for yourselves feen of men. Verily I fay unto you, treasures upon earth, where moth: They have their reward. and ruft doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and fteal:

20 But lay up for yourselves trea. fures in heaven, where neither moth nor ruft doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor fteal.

6 But thou, when thou prayeft, enter into thy clofet and, when thou haft shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in fecret; and thy Father, which feeth in fecret, thall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, ufe not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they fhall be heard for their much fpeaking.

8 Be not ye, therefore, like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him.

9 After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven; Hallowed be thy name.

Io Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread,

12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be alfo.

22 The light of the body is the eye: if, therefore, thine eye be single, thy whole body fhall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body fhall be full of darknefs. If, therefore, the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

241 No man can ferve two mafters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or elfe he will hold to the one, and defpife the other. Ye cannot ferve God and mammon.

25 Therefore I fay unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye fhall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

14 ¶ For if ye forgive men their trefpaffes, your heavenly Father will alfo forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trefpaffes, neither will your Father forgive your trefpaffes.

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they fow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

16 Moreover, when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a fad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to faft. Verily fay unto you, They have their reward.

27 Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his ftature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Confider the lilies of 17 But thou, when thou fafteft, the field how they grow: they toil anoint thinehead,andwafhthy face; not, neither do they fpis;

18 That thou appear not unto 29 And yet I fay unto you, That men to faft, but unto thy Father even Solomon, in all his glory, was which is in fecret: and thy Father, not arrayed like one of thefe. which feeth in fecret, fhall reward thee openly.

30 Wherefore, if God fo clothe the grafs of the field, which to-day


Rafb judgment reproved. S. MATTHEW. Offalfe prophets, &c. is, and to-morrow is caft into the findeth; and to him that knocketh, oven, fhall be not much more clothe it fhall be opened.

you, Oye of little faith?

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Or what man is there of you, whom, if his fon afk bread, will he give him a ftone?

10 Or if he afk a fifh, will he give him a ferpent?

11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more fall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men fhould do to you, do ye even fo to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

13 Enter ye in at the ftrait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to deftruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because trait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

CHAP. VII. Christ's fermon ended. Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what meafure ye mete, it shall be meafared to you again.

3 And why beholdeft thou the mote that is, in thy brother's eye, but confidereft not the beam that is in thine own eye? 74 Or how wilt thoa fay to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite, firft caft out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou fee clearly to caft out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither caft ye your pearls before fwine, left they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.


A, and all be given you feck, and ye thall find; knock, and it that be opened unto you: ther which is in heaven.

8 For every one that afketh, receiveth; and he that feeketh,

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15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in fheeps clothing, but inwardly they are ta vening wolves.

16 Ye fhall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles.

17 Even fo everygood tree bringet forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit,

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.

19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and caft into the fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye fhall know them.

21 Not every one that faith unto me, Lord, Lord, fhall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Fa

22 Manywillfay to meinthatday, Lord, Lord, have we not prophefied

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