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I The Gospel according to Saint MATTHEW.

CHAP. I.

20 But while he thought on these things, HE book of the generation of Jesus behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to son

of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and

3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and shall save his people from their sins. Esrom begat Aram; 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse ;

23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.

6 And Jesse begat David the king; and 24 Then Joseph, being raised from David the king begat Solomon of he. that sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had had been the wife of Urias; bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and 25 And knew her not till she had Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; brought forth her first-born son: and he 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josa- called his name JESUS. phat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

CHAP. II.

And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joa-Newf Judea in the days of Herod tham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat hem

Jesus was born in Bethle

Ezekias;

the king, behold, there came wise men 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and from the east to Jerusalem, Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King Josias ; of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon :

3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

Abraham.

2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren;

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea for thus it is written by the prophet,

6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them dili

17 So all the generations from Abraham gently what time the star appeared. to David are fourteen generations; and 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and from David until the carrying away into said, Go, and search diligently for the Babylon are fourteen generations; and young child; and when ye have found from the carrying away into Babylon unto him, bring me word again, that I may Christ are fourteen generations. come and worship him also.

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was 9 When they had heard the king, they on this wise: When as his mother Mary departed; and lo, the star, which they saw was espoused to Joseph, before they came in the east, went before them, till it came together, she was found with child of the and stood over where the young child was. Holy Ghost. 10 When they saw the star, they realjoiced with exceeding great joy.

19 Then Joseph her husband, being just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

11 ¶ And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and wor

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16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

Christ is brought out of Egypt. S. MATTHEW. Christ is baptized in Jordan. shipped him and when they had opened of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle their treasures, they presented unto him about his loins; and his meat was locusts gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. and wild honey.

12 And being warned of God in a 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and dream that they should not return to He- all Judea, and all the region round about rod, they departed into their own country Jordan,

another way.

6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, 13 And when they were departed, be- confessing their sins. hold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to 7¶ But when he saw many of the PhaJoseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and risees and Sadducees come to his baptism, take the young child and his mother, and he said unto them, O generation of vipers, flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I who hath warned you to flee from the bring thee word: for Herod will seek the wrath to come? young child to destroy him.

8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for

14 When he arose, he took the young repentance: child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is

15 And was there until the death of Herod that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my Son. 16 T Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceed-hewn down, and cast into the fire. ing wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto children that were in Bethlehem, and in repentance: but he that cometh after me all the coasts thereof, from two years old is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not and under, according to the time which he worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with had diligently inquired of the wise men. the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

17 Then was fulfilled that which was 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his 18 In Rama was there a voice heard, la-wheat into the garner; but he will burn mentation, and weeping, and great mourn- up the chaff with unquenchable fire. ing, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are

13 ¶ Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

not.

14 But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

19 But, when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in dream to Joseph in Egypt,

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15 And Jesus answering said unto him, 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young Suffer it to be so now for thus it become th child and his mother, and go into the land us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he of Israel: for they are dead which sought suffered him. the young child's life.

16 And Jesus, when he was baptized,

21 And he arose, and took the young went up straightway out of the water: and child and his mother, and came into the lo, the heavens were opened unto him, land of Israel. and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father 17 And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, Herod, he was afraid to go thither: not- This is my beloved Son, in whom I am withstanding, being warned of God in a well pleased. dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee :

23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. CHAP. III.

CHAP. IV.

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THEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards a hungered.

3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

4 But he answered and said, is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of 4 And the same John had his raiment the temple,

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N those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 And saying, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Christ tempted by the devil.

CHAP. V. Christ's sermon on the mount. 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son, were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, and he healed them.

He shall give his angels charge concerning 25 And there followed him great multhee: and in their hands they shall bear titudes of people from Galilee, and from thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from against a stone. Judea, and from beyond Jordan. CHAP. V.

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

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into AND seeing the multitudes, he went up

into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him.

an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them,

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

9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven

4 Blessed are they that nourn: for they shall be comforted.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him. 12 Now, when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

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5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. • Ai) Si 15

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

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

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21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and he called them.

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9 Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

15 Neitherdo men light a candle, 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 men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

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

18 For verily, I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one all manner of sickness, and all manner of of these least commandments, and shall disease among the people. teach men so, he shall be called the least in

24 And his fame went throughout all the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever Syria: and they brought unto him all sick shall do, and teach them, the same shall be people that were taken with divers dis- called great in the kingdom of heaven. eases and torments, and those which were 20 For I say unto you, That except your possessed with devils, and those which righteousness shall exceed the righteousness

The law expounded.

S. MATTHEW.

Of alms and prayer.

of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more case enter into the kingdom of heaven. than these cometh of evil.

21 Ye have heard that it was said by 38 Ye have heard that it hath been them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of tooth.

the judgment:

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy is angry with his brother without a cause, right cheek, turn to him the other also. shall be in danger of the judgment: and 40 And if any man will sue thee at the whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, law, and take away thy coat, let him have shall be in danger of the council: but who- thy cloak also. soever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire.

23 Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee,

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

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

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

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

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

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.

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

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole bodyAK AKE heed that ye do not your alms

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. CHAP. VI.

should into hell.

before men, to be seen of them:

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut otherwise ye have no reward of your Father it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profit- which is in heaven.

able for thee that one of thy members 2 Therefore, when thou doest thine alms,
should perish, and not that thy whole body do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the
should be cast into hell.
hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in
the streets, that they may have glory of
men. Verily, I say unto you,They have
their reward.

31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her writing of divorcement:

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32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced, committeth adultery.

41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, tura not thou away.

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth;

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

5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward.

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all: neither by heaven; for it is God's throne:

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his foot- 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter stool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the into thy closet, and when thou hast shut city of the great King: thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

37 But let your communication be, Yea,

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think

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Of fasting and worldly care. CHAP. VII. that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

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.

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

Christ exhorts to prayer.

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

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin;

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.

11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we give our debtors.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and tofor-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, what shall we drink?

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? ever. Amen.

32 (For after all these things do the Gen14 For, if ye forgive men their tres- tiles seek) for your heavenly Father knowpasses, your heavenly Father will also for-eth that ye have need of all these things. give you: 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of

15 But,if ye forgive not men their tres-God, and his righteousness, and all these passes, neither will your Father forgive things shall be added unto you. your trespasses.

34 Take therefore no thought for the 16 Moreover, when ye fast, be not as morrow for the morrow shall take thought the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the they disfigure their faces, that they may day is the evil thereof.

appear unto men to fast. Verily, I say unto you, They have reward.

17 But thou, when the fastest, anoint J 2 For with what judgment ye judge,

CHAP. VII.
UDGE ye be

24 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.

thy head, and wash thy face;

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ye shall be judged and with what mea18 That thou appear not unto men, to sure ye mete, it shall be measured to you fast, but unto thy Father, which is in se-again. cret and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

19¶ Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

4 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?

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt

20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of break through nor steal.

thy brother's eye.

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

6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before

22 The light of the body is the eye: if swine, lest they trample them under their therefore thine eye be single, thy whole feet, and turn again and rend you. body shall be full of light. 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall body shall be full of darkness. If there-be opened unto you: fore the light that is in thee be darkness, 8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; how great is that darkness ! and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

25 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? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather would that men should do to you, do ye into barns; yet your heavenly Father feed-even so to them: for this is the law and the eth them. Are ye not much better than they? prophets

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

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