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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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Christ stilleth the tempesi. CHAP. IX.

He calleth Matthew. 745 11 And I say unto you, that many shall , them an herd of many swine, teeding. come from the east and west, and shall 31 So the devils besought him, saying, sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and if thou cast us out, suffer us to go away Jacob in the kingdom of heaven.

into the herd of swine. 12 But the children of the kingdom 32 And he said unto them, Go. And shall be cast out into utter darkness: there when they were come out, they went shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. into the herd of swine : and behold, the

13 And Jesus said unto the centurion, whole herd of swine ran violently down Go thy way ; and as thou hast believed, a steep place into the sea, and perished in so be it done unto thee. And his servant the waters. was healed in the self-same hour.

33 And they that kept them, fed, and 14 I And when Jesus was come into went their ways into the city, and told Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother every thing; and what was befallen to laid, and sick of a fever.

the possessed of the devils. 15 And he touched her hand, and the 34 And behold, the whole city came fever left her : and she arose, and min- out to meet Jesus: and when they saw istered unto them.

him, they besought him that he would 16 | When the even was come, they depart out of their coasts. brought unto him many that were pos

CHAP. IX. sessed with devils ; and he cast out the 2 Christ cureth the palsy, 9 calleth Matspirits with his word, and healed all that thew, 10 eateth with publicans and 'were sick ;

sinners: 17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, ed over, and came into his own city. Himself took our infirmities, and bare 2 And behold, they brought to him our sicknesses.

a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed : 18 Now when Jesus saw great multi- and Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the tudes about him, he gave commandment sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; 'to depart unto the other side.

thy sins be forgiven thee. 19 And a certain scribe came, and said 3 And behold, certain of the scribes said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whith- within themselves, This man blasphemeth. ersoever thou goest.

4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes said, Wherefore think ye evil in your have holes, and the birds of the air have hearts ? nests ; but the Son of man ha!h not where 5 For whether is easier, to say, Thy to lay his head.

sins be forgiven thee ; or to say, Arise, 21 And another of his disciples said and walk ? tinto him, Lord, suffer me first to go and 6 But that ye may know that the Son of bury my father.

man hath power on earth to forgive sins, 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow (then saith he 'to the sick of the palsy,) me; and let the dead bury their dead. Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thine

23 9 And when he was entered into a house. ship, his disciples followed him.

7 And he arose, and departed to his 24 And behold, there arose a great tem- house. pest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was 8 But when the multitude saw'it, they covered with the waves: but he was asleep. marvelled, and glorified God, which had

25 And his disciples came to him, and a- given such power unto men. woke him, saying, Lord), saveus:weperish. 9 | And as Jesus passed forth from

26 And he saith unto them, Why are thence, he saw a man named Matthew, ve fearful, () ve of little faith? Then he sitting at the receipt of custom : and he arose, and rebuked the winds and the saith unto him, Follow me. And he asea ; and there was a great calm. rose, and followed him.

27 But the men marveiled, saying, 10 { And it came to pass, as Jesus sat What manner of man is this, that even at meat in the house, behold, many pubthe winds and the sea obey him!

licans and sinners came and sat down 28 ( And when he was come to the with him and his disciples. other side, into the country of the Ger- 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they gesenes, there met him iwo possessed said unto his disciples, Why eateth your with devils, coining out of the tombs, Master with publicans and sinners ? exceeding tierce, so that no man might 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said pass hy that way.

unto them, They that be whole need not 29 And buhold, they cried ont, saying, a physician, but they that are sick. What have we to do with thee, Jesus, 13 But go ye and learn what that thou Son of God? art thou come hither 'meanet, I will have mercy, and not sacto torment us before the time?

rifice : for I am not come to call the 30 And there was is goud war off from " riglitcous, but sinners to repentance.

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746 The diseaser cured. ST. MATTHEW. T'he apostles sent to jireach.

14 | Then came to him the disciples of 33 And when the devil was cast out, the John, saying, Why do we and the Phar- | dumb spake: and the multitudes marvel isees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not? led, saying, It was never so seen in Israel

15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the 34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out children of the bride-chamber mourn, as devils, through the prince of the devils. long as the bridegroom is with them? 35 And Jesus went about all the cities but the days will come, when the bride- and villages, teaching in their synagogues, groom shall be taken from them, and and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, then shal} they fast.

and healing every sickness, and every dis16 No man putteth a piece of new ease among the people. cloth unto an old garment: for that which 36 | But when he saw the multitudes, is put in to fill it up, taketh from the he was moved with compassion on them, garment, and the rent is made worse. because they fainted, and were scattered

17 Neither do men put new wine into abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. old bottles: else the bottles break, and 37 Then saith he unto his disciples, the wine runneth out, and the bottles The harvest truly is plenteous, but the perish : but they put new wine into new labourers are few. bottles, and both are preserved.

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the 18 & While he spake these things into harvest, that he will send forth labourers them, behold, there came a certain ruler, into his harvest. and worshipped him, saying, My daugh

CHAP. X. ter is even now dead: but come and lay | The apostles are sent to do miracles, and thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

to preach. and so did his disciples.

his twelve disciples, he gave them 20 f (And behold, a woman which was power against unclean spirits, to cast them diseased with an issue of blood twelve out, and to heal all manner of sickness, years, came behind him, and touched the and all manner of disease. hem of his garment.

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles 21 For she said within herself, If I may are these; The first, Simon, who is called but touch his garment, I shall be whole. Peter, and Andrew his brother ; James

22 But Jesus turned him about, and the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be 3 Philip, and Bartholomew ; Thomas, of good comfort ; thy faith hath made and Matthew the publican ; James the thee whole. And the woman was made son of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surwhole from that hour.)

name was Thaddeus ; 23 And when Jesus came into the rul- 4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iser's house, and saw the minstrels and the il cariot, who also betrayed him. people making a noise,

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and 24 He said unto them, Give place: for commanded theni, saying, Go not into the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And the way of the Gentiles, and into any city they laughed him to scorn.

of the Samaritans enter ye not. 25 But when the people were put 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the forth, he went in, and took her by the house of Israel. hand, and the maid arose.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The 26 And the fame hereof went abroad kingdom of heaven is at hand. into all that land.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise 27 | And when Jesus departed thence, the dead, cast out devils : freely ye have two blind men followed him, crying, and received, freely give. saying, Thou Son of David, have mercy 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor

brass in your purses ; 28 And when he was come into the 10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither house, the blind men came to him: and two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves : Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I (for the workman is worthy of his meat.) am able to do this? They said unto him, 11 And into whatsoever city or town Tea, Lord.

ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy, 29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, and there abide till ye go thence. According to your faith, be it into you. 12 And when ye come into an house,

30 And their eyes were openedl; and salute it. Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See 13 And if the house be worthy, let your that no man know it.

peace come upon it: but if it be not wor31 But they, when they were departed, thy, let your peace return to you. spread abroad bis fame in all that country. 14 And whosoever shall not receive

32 | As they went out, behold, they you, nor hear your words, when ye debrought to him a dumb man possessed part out of that house, or city, shake of with a elevil.

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Christ's charge to the apostles. CHAP. XI. John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 747

15 Verily, I say unto you, It shall be 35 For I am come to set a man at vamore tolerable for the land of Sodom and riance against his father, and the daugh

1 Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than ter against her mother, and the daugh, for that city.

ter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 16 9 Behold, I send you forth as sheep 36 And a man's foes shall be they of in the midst of wolves : be ye therefore his own household. wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 37 He that loveth father or mother

17 But beware of men: for they will more than me, is not worthy of me: and deliver you up to the councils, and they he that loveth son or daughter more than will scourge you in their synagogues. me, is not worthy of me.

18 Anci ve shall be brought before gov- 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and ernors and kings for my sake, for a testi- followeth after me, is not worthy of me. mony against them and the Gentiles. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it :

19 But when they deliver you up, take and he that loseth his life for my sake, no thought how or what ye shall speak, | shall find it. for it shall be given you in that same 40 | He that receiveth you, receiveth hour what ye shall speak.

me, and he that receiveth me, receiveth 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the him that sent me. Spirit of your Father which speaketi in 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the you.

name of a prophet, shall receive a pro21 And the brother shall deliver up phet's reward ; and he that receiveth a the brother to death, and the father the righteous man in the name of a righteous child : and the children shall rise up a- man, shall receive a righteous man's regainst their parents, and cause them to ward. be put to death.

42 And whosoever shall give to drink 22 And ye shall be hated of all men unto one of these little ones, a cup of for my name's sake : but he that endur- cold water only, in the name of a discieth to the end shall be saved.

ple, verily, I say unto you, he shall in no 23 But when they persecute you in this wise lose his reward. city, flee ye into another : for verily I say

CHAP. XI. vinto you, Ye shall not have gone over | 2 John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 7 the cities of Israel till the Son of man be The testimony of Christ concerning

John. 20 Christ upbraideth the un24 The disciple is not above his master, thankfulness and impenitence of Choranor the servant above his lord.

zin, Bethsaida, and Capernaum, 25 25 It is encugh for the disciple that he and praiseth his Father's wisdom ini be as his master, and the servant as his revealing the gospel to the simple. lord : if they have called the master of

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ND it came to pass when Jesus had the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household ? twelve disciples, he departed thence to

26 Fear them not therefore: for there | teach and to preach in their cities. is nothing covered, that shall not be re- 2 Now when John had heard in the vealed ; and hid, that shall not be known. prison the works of Christ, he sent two

27 What I tell you in darkness, that of his disciples, speak ye in light : and what ye hear in 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that theear,that preach yeupon the house-tops. should come, or do we look for another?

28 And fear not them which kill the 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, body, but are not able to kill the soul : | Go and shew Jolin again those things but rather fear him which is able to de- || which ye do hear and see : stroy both soul and body in hell.

5 The blind receive their sight, and the 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a far- | lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the thing ? and one of them shall not fall on deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the the ground without your Father.

poor have the gospel preached to them. 30 But the very hairs of your head are 6 And blessed is he whosoever shall all numbered.

not be offended in me. 31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of 7 9 And as they departed, Jesus began more value than many sparrows. to say unto the multitudes concerning

32 Whosnever therefore shall confess | John, What went ye out into the wilderme before men, him will I confess also ness to see? a reed shaken with the wind? before my Father which is in heaven. 8 But what went ye out for to see ? A

33 But whosoever shall deny me be- man clothed in soft raiment ? Behold, fore men, him will I also deny before my they that wear soft clothing are in king's Father which is in heaven.

houses. 34 Think no: that I am come to send 9 But what went ye out for to see ? A peace on earth : I came not to senci pesce, | prophet ? yea, I say unto you, and more but a sword.

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