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His temptation.
CHAP. IV.

S. Matthew. Peter, &c. called. came and dwelt in Capernaum, Christ's fasting and temptation. which is upon the sea coast, in the HEN was Jesus led up of the borders of Zabulon and Nephthaspirit into the wilderness to lim: be tempted of the devil.

14 That it might be fulfilled 2 And when he had fasted forty which was spoken by Esaias the days and forty nights, he was af-prophet, saying, terward an hungered.

15 The land of Zabulon, and the 3 And when the tempter came land of Nephthalim, by the way of to him, he said, If thou be the the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee son of God, command that these of the Gentiles:

stones be made bread.

16 The people which sat in 4 But he answered and said, It darkness saw great light; and to is written, Man shall not live by them which sat in the region and bread alone, but by every word shadow of death lightis sprung up. that proceedeth out of the mouth 17¶From that time Jesus began of God. to preach, and to say, Repent: for 5 Then the devil taketh him up the kingdom of heaven is at hand. into the holy city, and setteth him 18 ¶ And Jesus, walking by the on a pinnacle of the temple, sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, 6. And saith unto him, If thou Simon called Peter, and Andrew be the Son of God, cast thyself his brother, casting a net into the down for it is written, He shall sea: for they were fishers. give his angels charge concerning 19 And he saith unto them, Folthee and in their hands they low me, and I will make you fishshall bear thee up, lest at any time ers of men.

thou dash thy foot against a stone. 20 And they straightway left 7 Jesus said unto him, It is their nets, and followed him. written again, Thou shalt not 21 And going on from thence, tempt the Lord thy God. he saw other two brethren, James 8 Again, the devil taketh him up the son of Zebedee, and John his into an exceeding high mountain, brother, in a ship with Zebedee 8 sheweth him all the kingdoms their father, mending their nets;

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the world, and the glory of them; and he called them.

9 And saith unto him, All these 22 And they immediately left things will I give thee, if thou wilt the ship and their father, and folfall down and worship me. lowed him.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, 23 T And Jesus went about all Get thee hence, Satan: for it is Galilee, teaching in their synawritten, Thou shalt worship the gogues, and preaching the gospel Lord thy God, and him only of the kingdom, and healing all shalt thou serve. manner of sickness, and all manner of disease, among the people.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

24 And his fame went throughout all Syria and they brought unto him all sick people that were he taken with diverse diseasesandtor

12¶Now, when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, departed into Galilee:

13 And, leaving Nazareth,

ments, and those which were poshe'sessed with devils, and those

Christ beginneth

Chap. v.

to preach:

which were lunatic, and those led? it is thenceforth good for nothat had the palsy, and he healed thing, but to be cast out, and to be them. trodden under foot of men.

25 And there followed him 14 Ye are the light of the world. great multitudes of people from A city that is set on an hill cannot Galilee, and from Decapolis, and be hid.

CHAP. V.

Who are the blessed.

from Jerusalem, and from Judea, 15 Neither do men light a canand from beyond Jordan. dle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before he went up into a mountain: men, that they may see your good and when he was set, his disci-works, and glorify your Father ples came unto him: which is in heaven.

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2 And he opened his mouth, 17 Think not that I am come and taught them, saying, to destroy the law, or the pro3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: phets: I am not come to destroy, for their's is the kingdom of hea-but to fulfil.

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18 For verily I say unto you, 4 Blessed are they that mourn: Till heaven and earth pass, one for they shall be comforted. jot or one tittle shall in no wise

5 Blessed are the meek: for pass from the law, till all be fulthey shall inherit the earth. filled.

6 Blessed are they which do 19 Whosoever, therefore, shall hunger and thirst after righteous-break one of these least commandness for they shall be filled. ments, and shall teach men so,

7 Blessed are the merciful: for he shall be called the least in the they shall obtain mercy. kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do, and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall 10 Blessed are they which are exceed the righteousness of the persecuted for righteousness' scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in sake for their's is the kingdom no case enter into the kingdom of of heaven. heaven.

11 Blessed are ye when men 21 ¶ Ye have heard that it was shall revileyou, and persecute you, said by them of old time, Thou and shall say all manner of evil shalt not kill; and, whosoever shall against you falsely, for my sake. kill, shall be in danger of the

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding judgment:

glad; for great is your reward in 22 But I say unto you, That heaven: for so persecuted they whosoever is angry with his brothe prophets which were before ther without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment: and who

you.

13 Ye are the salt of the soever shall say to his brother, earth: but if the salt have lost his Raca, shall be in danger of the savour, wherewith shall it be salt-council: but whosoever shall say,

His sermon

S. Matthew. on the mount. Thou fool, shall be in danger of marry her that is divorced, comhell fire. mitteth adultery.

23 Therefore, if thou bring thy 33 ¶ Again, ye have heard that gift to the altar, and there remem- it hath been said by them of old berest that thy brother hath ought time, Thou shalt not forswear against thee; thyself, but shalt perform unto 24 Leave there thy gift before the Lord thine oaths: the altar, and go thy way; first be 34 But I say unto you, Swear reconciled to thy brother, and not at all: neither by heaven; for then come and offer thy gift. it is God's throne:

25 Agree with thine adversary 35 Nor by the earth; for it is quickly, whilst thou art in the way his footstool: neither by Jerusawith him; lest at any time the lem; for it is the city of the great adversary deliver thee to the judge, King:

and the judge deliver thee to the 36 Neither shalt thou swear by officer, and thou be cast into pri-thy head; because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

son.

26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou 37 But let your communication shalt by no means come out be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for thence, till thou hast paid the ut-whatsoever is more than these termost farthing. cometh of evil.

27 ¶ Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

38 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

28 But I say unto you, That 39 But I say unto you, That ye whosoever looketh on a woman, resist not evil: but whosoever to lust after her, hath committed shall smite thee on thy right cheek, adultery with her already in his turn to him the other also. heart.

40 And if any man will sue thee 29 And if thy right eye offend at the law, and take away thy coat, thee, pluck it out, and cast it from let him have thy cloak also. thee for it is profitable for thee, 41 And whosoever shall comthat one of thy members should pel thee to go a mile, go with him perish, and not that thy whole twain. body should be cast into hell.

42 Give to him that asketh thee; 30 And if thy right hand offend and from him that would borrow thee, cut it off, and cast it from of thee, turn not thou away. thee for it is profitable for thee, 43 T Ye have heard that it hath that one of thy members should been said, Thou shalt love thy perish, and not that thy whole neighbour, and hate thine enemy: body should be cast into hell. 44 But I say unto you, Love

31 It hath been said, Whosoe-your enemies, bless them that ver shall put away his wife, let him curse you, do good to them that give her a writing of divorcement: hate you, and pray for them which 32 But I say unto you, That despitefully use you, and persewhosoever shall put away his cute you;

wife, saving for the cause of cute you;

45 That ye may be the children nication, causeth her to commit of your Father which is in heaadultery and whosoever shall ven: for he maketh his sun to

Of almsgiving,

Chap. vi.

prayer and fasting. rise on the evil and on the good, vain repetitions, as the heathen and sendeth rain on the just and do: for they think that they shall on the unjust. be heard for their much speaking. 46 For if ye love them which 8 Be not ye, therefore, like unto love you, what reward have ye? them: for your Father knoweth do not even the publicans the what things ye have need of, besame? fore ye ask him.

47 And if ye salute your breth- 9 After this manner, therefore, ren only, what do ye more than pray ye: Our Father which art in others? do not even the publicans heaven; Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy 48 ¶ Be ye, therefore, perfect, will be done in earth, as it is in even as your Father which is in heaven. heaven is perfect.

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11 Give us this day our daily bread.

CHAP VI.

12 And forgive us our debts, as

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Of almsgiving and prayer.

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13 And lead us not into temptseen of them: otherwise ye havelation; but deliver us from evil: no reward of your Father which For thine is the kingdom, and the is in heaven. power, and the glory, for ever. 2 Therefore, when thou doest Amen.

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thine alms, do not sound a trum- 14. For if ye forgive men their pet before thee, as the hypocrites trespasses, your heavenly Father do in the synagogues, and in the will also forgive you: streets, that they may have glory 15 But if ye forgive not men of men. Verily I say unto you, their trespasses, neither will your They have their reward. Father forgive your trespasses.

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3 But when thou doest alms, let 16¶Moreover, when ye fast, be not thy left hand know what thy not, as the hypocrites, of a sad right hand doeth : countenance: for they disfigure

4 That thine alms may be in their faces, that they may appear secret and thy Father, which unto men to fast. Verily I say unseeth in secret, himself shall re-to you, They have their reward. ward thee openly. 17 But thou, when thou fastest, 5 And, when thou prayest, anoint thine head, and wash thy thou shalt not be as the hypocrites face;

are; for they love to pray stand- 18 That thou appear not unto ing in the synagogues, and in the men to fast, but unto thy Father corners of the streets, that they which is in secret: and thy Famay be seen of men. Verily I say ther, which seeth in secret, shall unto you, They have their reward. reward thee openly.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, 19¶ Lay not up for yourselves enter into thy closet; and, when treasures upon earth, where moth thou hast shut thy door, pray to and rust doth corrupt, and where thy Father, which is in secret; and thieves break through and steal: thy Father which seeth in secret, 20 But lay up for yourselves shall reward thee openly. treasures in heaven, where nei7 But when ye pray, use not ther moth nor rust doth corrupt,

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God and mammon.

S. Matthew. Rash judgment reproved.

and where thieves do not break, What shall we drink? or, Wherethrough nor steal: withal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for your hea22 The light of the body is the venly Father knoweth that ye eye: if, therefore, thine eye be sin-have need of all these things. gle, thy whole body shall be full 33 But seek ye first the kingof light. dom of God, and his righteous23 But if thine eye be evil, thy ness; and all these things shall be whole body shall be full of dark-added unto you. ness. If, therefore, the light that is 34 Take therefore no thought in thee be darkness, how great is for the morrow: for the morrow that darkness? shall take thought for the things of 24 ¶ No man can serve two mas-itself. Sufficient unto the day is ters for either he will hate the the evil thereof. one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise

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

CHAP. VII.
Christ endeth his sermon.
UDGE not, that ye be not

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25 Therefore I say unto you, 2 For with what judgment ye Take no thought for your life, judge, ye shall be judged: and what y tye shall eat, or what ye shall with what measure ye mete, it drink; nor yet for your body, shall be measured to you again. what ye shall put on. Is not the 3 And why beholdest thou the life more than meat, and the body mote that is in thy brother's eye, than raiment ? but considerest not the beam that 26 Behold the fowls of the air: is in thine own eye? for they sow not, neither do they 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy reap, nor gather into barns; yet brother, Let me pull out the mote your heavenly Father feedeth out of thine eye; and, behold, a them. Are ye not much better beam is in thine own eye? than they?

5 Thou hypocrite! first cast out 27 Which of you, by taking the beam out of thine own eye; thought, can add one cubit unto and then shalt thou see clearly to his stature? cast out the mote out of thy bro28 And why take ye thought ther's eye. for raiment? Consider the lilies 6 ¶ Give not that which is holy of the field how they grow: they unto the dogs; neither cast ye your toil not, neither do they spin; pearls before swine, lest they tram

29 And yet I say unto you, That ple them under their feet, and even Solomon, in all his glory, turn again and rend you. was not arrayed like one of these. 7 TAsk, and it shall be given so Wherefore, if God so clothe you; seek, and ye shall find; the grass of the field, which to day knock, and it shall be openedis, and to morrow is cast into the unto you: oven, shall be not much more 8 For every one that asketh, clothe you? O ye of little faith! receiveth; and he that seeketh, 31 Therefore take no thought, indeth; and to him that knocksaying, What shall we eat? or,leth, it shall be opened.

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