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740 Herods cruelty. ST. MATTHEW. Christ is baptized. young child ; and when ye have found | called Nazareth: that it might be fulfillhim, bring me word again, that I may ed which was spoken by the prophets, come and worship him also.

He shall be called a Nazarene. 9 When they had heard the king, they

CHAP. III. departed ; and lo, the star, which they | 1John fireacheth. 4 His apparel, meal, saw in the east, went before them, till it and baptism. 7 He reprehendeth the came and stood over where the young Pharisees, 13 and baptizeth Christ in child was.

Jordan. 10 When they saw the star, they re

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N those days came John the baptist. joiced with exceeding great joy.

preaching in the wilderness of Jodea. 11 | And when they were come into 2 And saying, Repent ye : for the the house, they saw the young child with kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mary, his mother, and fell down, and 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the worshipped him ; and when they had prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one opened their treasures, they presented crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the unto him gifts ; gold, and frankincense, way of the Lord, make his paths straight and myrrh.

4 And the same John had his rainert 12 And being wamed of God in 'a of camel's hair, and a leathern girdie adream that they should not return to Her-bout his loins; and his meat was locusts od, they departed into their own country and wild honey. another way;

5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, 13 And when they were departed, be- and all Judea, and all the region round hold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to about Jordan, Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and 6 And were baptized of him in Jortake the young child and his mother, and dan, confessing their sins. flee into Egypt, and be thou there until 7. But when he saw many of the Phar. I bring thee word : for Herod will seek isees and Sadducees come to his bapthe young child to destroy him.

tism, he said unto them, O generation of 14 When he arose, he took the young i vipers, who hath warned you to flee from child and his mother by night, and de- the wrath to come? parted into Egypt :

8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for 15 And was there until the death of repentance : Herod : that it might be fulfilled which 9 And think not to say within yourwas spoken of the Lord by the prophet, selves, We have Abraham to our father: saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. for I say unto you, that God is able of these

16 Ý Then Herod, when he saw that he stones to raise up children unto Abraham. was mocked of the wise men, was exceed- 10 And now also the ax is laid unto the ing wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the root of the trees : therefore erery tree children that were in Bethlehem, and in all which bringeth_not forth good fruit is the coasts thereof, from two years old and hewn down, and cast into the fire. under, according to the time which he had 11 I indeed baptize you with water undiligently inquired of the wise men. to repentance : but he that cometh after

17 Then was fulfilled that which was me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, with the Holy Ghost, and with fire : lamentation, and weeping, and great 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he mourning, Rachel weeping for her child will throughly purge his floor, and gather dren, and would not be comforted, be- his wheat into the garder ; but he will cause they are not.

burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. 19 | But when Herod was dead, be- 13 | Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to hold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

14 But John forbad him, saying, I have 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young need to be baptized of thee, and comest child and his mother, and go into the thou to me? land of Israel : for they are dead which 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, sought the young child's life.

Suffer it to be so now : for thus it becom21 And he arose,' and took the young eth us to fulfil all righteousness. Then child and his mother, and came into the he suffered him. land of Israel.

16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, 22 But when he heard that Archelaus went up straightway out of the water: did reign in Judea in the room of his fa- and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, ther Herod, he was afraid to go thither : and he saw the Spirit of God descendnotwithstanding, being warned of God ing like a dove, and lighting upon him : in a dream, he turned aside into the parts 17 And lo, a voice from heaven, sayof Galilee:

ing, This is my beloved Son, in whom I 23 And he came and dwelt in a city am well pleased.

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Christ tempted.

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His sermon on the mount. 741 CHAP. IV.

20 And they straightway left their nets, 1 Christ fasteth, is tempted, and over- and followed him.

cometh. 17 He beginneth to preach, 18 21 And going on from thence, he saw and calleth some to be his disciples. other two brethren, James the son of

'HEN was Jesus led up of the spirit Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship the devil.

nets : and he called them. 2 And when he had fasted forty days 22 And they immediately left the ship, and forty nights, he was afterward an and their father, and followed him. hungred.

23 | And Jesus went about all Gali3 And when the tempter came to him, lee, teaching in their synagogues, and he said, If thou be the Son of God, com- preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and mand that these stones be made bread. healing all manner of sickness, and all

4 But he answered and said, It is writ- manner of disease among the people. ten, man shall not live by bread alone, 24 And his fame went throughout all but by every word that proceedeth out of Syria : and they brought unto him all the mouth of God.

sick people that were taken with divers 5 Then the devil taketh him up into diseases and torments, and those which the holy city, and setteth him on a pin- were possessed with devils, and those nacle of the temple,

which were lunatick, and those that had 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the the palsy.; and he healed them. Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is 25 And there followed him great mulwritten, He shall give his angels charge titudes of people from Galilee, and from concerning thee: and in their hands they | Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou | Judea, and froin beyond Jordan. dash thy foot against a stone.

CHAP. V. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, 1W'hoare blessed. 13 Apostles are the light Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. of the quorld. 21 The law expounded.

ND seeing the multitudes, he went an exceeding high mountain, and shew- up into a mountain : and when he eth him all the kingdoms of the world, was set, his disciples came unto him. and the glory of them,

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught 9 And saith unto him, All these things them, saying, will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit : for and worship me.

theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee 4 Blessed are they that mourn : for hence, Satan : for it is written, Thou | they shall be comforted. shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall only shalt thou serve.

inherit the earth. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and be- 6 Blessed are they which do hunger hold,angels cameand ministered unto him. and thirst after righteousness : for they

12 T Now when Jesus had heard that shall be filled. John was cast into prison, he departed 7 Blessed are the merciful : for they into Galilee.

shall obtain mercy: 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came 8 Blessed are the pure in heart : for and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon they shall see God. the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon 9 Blessed are the peace-makers : for and Nephthalim ;

they shall be called the children of God. 14 That it might be fulfilled which was 10 Blessed are they which are persespoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, cuted for righteousness sake : for theirs

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land | is the kingdom of heaven. of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, be- 11 Blessed are ye when men shall reyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; vile you, and persecute you, and shall

16 The people which sat in darkness, say all manner of evil against you falsely, saw great light ; and to them which sat for my sake. in the region and shadow of death, light 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for is sprung, up.

great is your reward in heaven : for so 17 y From that time Jesus began to persecuted they the prophets which were preach, and to say, Repent : for the king- || before you : dom of heaven is at hand.

13 | Ye are the sait of the earth : but 18 | And Jesus, walking by the sea of if the salt have lost his savour, whereGalilee, saw two brethren, Simon called with shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a good for nothing, but to be cast out, and net into the sea : for they were fishers. to be trodden under foot of men.

19 And he saith unto them, Follow 14 Ye are the light of the world. A me, and I will make you fishers of men. I city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

742 The light of the apostles. ST. MATTHEW. The law expounded.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put it under a bushel, but on a candle- put away his wife, let him give her a stick : and it giveth light unto all that writing of divorcement: are in the house.

32 But I say unto you, that whosoever 16 Let your light so shine before men, shall put away his wife, saving for the that they may see your good works, and cause of fornication, causeth her to com glorify your Father which is in heaven. mit adultery: and whosoever shall marty

17 | Think not that I am come to de- her that is divorced, committeth adultery. stroy the law, or the prophets : I am not 33 Again, ye have heard that it hath come to destroy, but to fulfil.

been said by them of old time, Thou 18 For verilý í say unto you, Till heav- shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt peren and earth pass, one jót or one tittle form unto the Lord thine oaths : shall in no wise pass from the law, till 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all: all be fulfilled.

neither by heaven; for it is God's throne : 19 Whosoever therefore shallbreak one 35 Nor by the earth ; for it is his footof these least commandments, and shall stool : neither by Jerusalem ; for it is the teach men so, he shall be called the least city of the great King. in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy shall do, and teach them, the same shall be head, because thou canst not make the called great in the kingdom of heaven. hair white or black.

20 For I say unto you, That except your 37 But let your communication be, righteousness shall exceed the righteous- Yea, yea ; Nay, nay : for whatsoever is ness of the scribes and pharisees,ye shall in more than these cometh of evil. no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. 38 q Ye have heard that it hath been said,

21 1 Ye have heard that it was said | An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not and whosoever shall kill, shall be in dan- evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy ger of the judgment :

right cheek, turn to him the other also. 22 But I say unto you, That whosoev- 40 And if any man will sue thee at the er is angry with his brother without a law, and take away thy coat, let him cause, shall be in danger of the judgment : have thy cloak also. and whosoever shall say to his brother, 41 And whosoever shall compel thee Raca, shall be in danger of the council : to go a mile, go with him twain. but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall 42 Give to him that askerh thee, and be in danger of hell-fire.

from him that would borrow of thee, 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to turn not thou away. the altar, and there rememberest that 43 | Ye have heard that it hath been thy brother hath aught against thee; said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and

24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, hate thine enemy : and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy 44 But I say unto you, Love your enebrother, and then come and offer thy gift. mies, bless them that curse you, do good

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, to them that hate you, and pray for while thou art in the way with him; lest them which despitefully use you, and at any time the adversary deliver thee to persecute you ; the judge, and the judge deliver thee to 45 That ye may be the children of the officer, and thou be cast into prison. your Father which is in heaven : for he

26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on by no means come out thence, till thou the good, and sendeth rain on the just hast paid the uttermost farthing. and on the unjust.

27 | Ye have heard that it was said 46 For if ye love them which love you, by them of old time, Thou shalt not com- what reward have ye? do not even the mit adultery :

publicans the same? 28 But I say unto you, That whosoev- 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, er looketh on a woman to lust after her, what do ye more than others ? do not hath committed adultery with her al- even the publicans so? ready in his heart.

48 Be ye tlrerefore perfect, even as 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, your Father which is in heaven is perfect. pluck it out, and cast it from thee : for

CHAP, VI. it is profitable for thee that one of thy | 1 Of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiveness, 16 members should perish, and not that thy fasting, 19 our treasure, 24 and 2 whole body should be cast into hell. gainst worldly care. 30 thee,

is before profitable for thee that one of thy men- otherwise ye have no reward of your bers should perish, and not that thy whole Father which is in heaven. body should be cast into hell.

2 Therefore, when thou doest thing

Of alms and prayer.

CHAP. VII. Against worldly care. 743 alms, do not sound a trumpet before 21 For where your treasure is, there thee, as the hypocrites do, in the syna- will your heart be also. gogues, and in the streets, that they may 22 The light of the body is the eye : have glory of men. Verily, I say unto if therefore thine eye be single, thy you, They have their reward.

whole body shall be full of light. 3 But when thou dcest alms, let not 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole thy left hand know what thy right hand body shall be full of darkness. If theredoeth :

fore the light that is in thee be darkness, 4. That thine alms may be in secret : how great is that darkness ! and thy Father which seeth in secret, 24 T No man can serve two masters : himself shall reward thee openly.

for either he will hate the one, and love 5. And when thou prayest, thou shalt the other; or else he will hold to the not be as the hypocrites are : for they one, and despise the other. Ye cannot love to pray standing in the synagogues, || serve God and mammon. and in the corners of the streets, that they 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no may be seen of men. Verily, í say unto thought for your life, what ye shall eat, you, they have their reward.

or what ye shall drink ; nor yet for your 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter body, what ye shall put on. Is not the into thy closet, and when thou hast shut life more than meat, and the body than thy door, pray to thy Father which is in raiment ? secret, and thy Father which seeth in 26 Behold the fowls of the air : for secret, shall reward thee openly.

they sow not, neither do they reap, nor 7. But when ye pray, use not vain rep- gather into barns ; yet your heavenly etitions, as the heathen do: for they | Father feedeth them. Are ye not much think that they shall be heard for their better than they? much speaking,

27 Which of you by taking thought 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them : can add one cubit unto his stature? for your Father knoweth what things ye 28 And why take ye thought for raihave need of before ye ask him.

ment ? Consider the lilies of the field 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: how they grow ; they toil not, neither Our Father which art in heaven, Hal- do they spin : lowed be thy name.

29 And yet I say unto you, That even 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be | Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed done in earth as it is in heaven.

like one of these. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass

12 And forgive us our debts, as we of the field, which to-day is, and to-morforgive our debtors.

row is cast into the oven, shall he not 13 And lead us not into temptation, much more clothe you, Oye of little faith? but deliver us from evil. For thine is 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, the kingdom, and the power, and the What shall we eat? or, what shall we glory, for ever. Amen.

drink? or, wherewithal shall we be 14 For, if ye forgive men their tres-clothed ? passes, your heavenly Father will also 32 (For after all these things do the forgive you:

Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Fa15 But if ye forgive not men their ther knoweth that ye have need of all trespasses, neither will your Father for these things. give your trespasses.

33 But seek ye "first the kingdom of 16 | Moreover, when ye fast, be not God, and his righteousness, and all these as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance : things shall be added unto you. for they disfigure their faces, that they 34 Take therefore no thought for the inay appea: unto men to fast. Verily, 1 morrow : for the morrow shall take say unto you, They have their reward. thought for the things of itself. Suffi

12 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint cient unto the day is the evil thereof. thine head, and wash thy face;

CHAP. VII. 18 That thou appear not unto men to 1 Christ, ending his sermon in the mount, fast, but unto thy Father, which is in se- reproveth rash judgment, 6 forbiddeth cret: and thy Father, which seeth in se- to cast holy things to dogs, 7 exhorteth ciet, shall reward thee openly.

to prayer, 13 to enter in at the strait 19 Lay not up for yourselves treas- gale, 15 10 beware of false prophets, 21 ures upon earth, where moth and, rust and not to be hearers, but doers of doth corrupt, and where thieves break the word. through and steal :

(UDGE not, that ye be not judged. 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rustyc shall be judged: and with what measdoth corrupt, and where thieves do not ure ye mete, it shall be measured to you break through nor steal.

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744 Christ exhorteth to prayer. ST. MATTHEW. He cleanseth a leper.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote 23 And then will I profess unto them. that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest I never knew you : depart from me, ya not the beam that is in thine own eye? that work iniquity.

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, 24 Therefore whosoever heareth thes Let me pull out the mote out of thine eyes; sayings of mine, and doeth them, I w and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? liken him unto a wise man, which bril

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the his house upon a rock : beam out of thine own eye ; and then 25 And the rain descended, and the shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote floods came, and the winds blew, and out of thy brother's eye.

beat upon that house ; and it fell not: 67 Give not that which is holy unto for it was founded upon a rock. the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls be- 26 And every one that heareth there fore swine, lest they trample them under sayings of mine, and doeth them not, their feet, and turn again and rend you. shall be likened unto a foolish man, which

7 Ask, and it shall be given you ; built his house upon the sand : seek, and ye shall find ; knock, and it 27 And the rain descended, and the shall be opened unto you:

floods came, and the winds blew, and 8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; beat upon that house; and it fell, and and he that seeketh, findeth ; and to him great was the fall of it. that knocketh, it shall be opened.

28 And it came to pass when Jeses 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if had ended these sayings, the people were his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? | astonished at his doctrine.

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him 29 For he taught them as one having a serpent?

authority, and not as the scribes. 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to

CHAP. VIII. give good gifts into your children, how | 2 Christ cleanseth the leper, 5 healeth the much more shall your Father which is centurion's servant, 14 Peter's moth in heaven give good things to them that er-in-law, 16 and many other diseased; ask him?

19 sheweth how he is to be followed ; 23 12 Thercfore all things whatsoever ye stilleth the tempest on the sea; 28 driswould that men should do to you, do ye eth devils out of two men possessed, 31 even so to them : for this is the law and and sufferch them to go into the suine. the prophets.

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HEN he was come down from 23 Enter ye in at the strait gate ; for the mountain, great multitudes wide is the gate, and broad is the way, followed him. that Icadeth to destruction, and many 2 And behold, there came a leper and there be which go in thereat:

worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou 14 Because strait is the gate, and nar- wilt, thou canst make me clean. row is the way, which leadeth unto life, 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and and few there be that find it.

touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. 15 9 Beware of false prophets, which And immediately his leprosy wascleansed come to you in sheep's clothing; but in- 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou wardly they are ravening wolves. tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits : | to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs | commanded, for a testimony unto them. of thistles?

5 s And when Jesus was entered into 27 Even.so every, good tree bringeth Capernaum, there came unto him a cenforth good fruit ; but a corrupt tree turion, beseeching him, bringeth forth evil fruit.

6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil at home sick of the palsy, grievously fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring | tormented. forth good fruit.

7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth come and heal him. good fruit is hewn down, and cast into 8 The centurion answered and said, the fire.

Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall come under my roof: but speak the word know them.

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and my servant shall be healed. 21 | Not every one that saith unto me, 9 For I am a man under authority, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom having soldiers under me: and I say to of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of this wan, Go, and he goeth ; and to anmy Father wbich is in heaven.

other, Come, and he cometh, and to my 22 Many will say to me in that day, servant, Do this, and he doeth it. Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled. thy name? and in thy name have cast || and said to them that followed, Verily I out devils ? and in thy name done many say unto you, I have not found so great' wonderful works?

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