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said, Go and search diligently for the young || Herod, he was afraid to go thither: not child; and when ye have found him, bring withstanding, being warned of God in a me word again, that I may come and wor- dream, he turned aside into the parts of ship him also.

Galilee: 9. When they had heard the king, they 23. And he came and dwelt in a city departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw called Nazareth ; that it might be fulfilled in the east, went before them, till it came which was spoken by the prophets, He shall and stood over where the young child was. I be called a Nazarene. 10. When they saw the star, they re

CHAP. III. joiced with exceeding great joy. ..

|| 1 John preacheth ; his office, 5 and baptism : 7 he re. 11. And when they were come into the |buketh the Pharisees, "13 Christ baptized by John in house, they saw the young child with Mary | his mother, and fell down, and worshipped 1. TN those days came John the Baptist, him: and when they had opened their trea | 1 preaching in the wilderness of Judea, sures, they presented unto him gists; gold, | 2. And saying, Repent ye: for the kingand frankincense, and myrrh.

|| dom of heaven is at hund. 12. And being warned of God in a dream . 3. For this is he that was spoken of by that they should not return to Herod, they the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of departed into their own country another one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye way.

| the way of the Lord, make his paths 13. And when they were departed, be- straight. hold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to 14. And the same John had his raiment Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about the young child and his mother, and flee This loins; and his meat was locusts and into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring wild honey. thee word: for Herod will seek the young 15. Then went out to him Jerusalem, child to destroy him.

and all Judea, and all the region round 14. When he arose, he took the young about Jordan, child and his mother by night, and departed 6. And were baptized of him in Jordan, into Egypt;

consessing their sins. 15. And was there until the death of 7. But when he saw many of the PhariHerod : that it might be fulfilled which was sees and Sadducces come to his baptism, spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, Out of Egypt have I called my son. who hath warned you to flee from the

16. Then Herod, when he saw that he wrath to come ? was mocked of the wise men, was exceed 1 8. Bring forth therefore fruits meet for ing wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the repentance: children that were in Bethlehem, and in 9. And think not to say within yourall the coasts thereof, from two years old selves, We have Abraham to our father: and under, according to the time which he for I say unto you, that God is able of had diligently inquired of the wise men. these stones to raise up children unto Abra

17. Then was fulfilled that which was || ham. spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 10. And now also the axe is laid unto

18. In Rama was there a voice heard, the root of the trees: therefore every tree lamentation, and weeping, and great mourn- which bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn ing, Rachel weeping for her children, and down and cast into the fire. would not be comforted, because they are 11. I indeed baptize you with water unto not.

| repentance: but he that cometh after me 19. But when Herod was dead, behold, is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with to Joseph in Egypt,

the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 20. Saying, Arise, and take the young | 12. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will child and his mother, and go into the land thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his of Israel: for they are dead which sought | wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the young child's life.

the chaff with unquenchable fire. 21. And he arose, and took the young | 13. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to child and his mother, and came into the Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. land of Israel.

14. But John forbade him, saying, I have 22. But when he heard that Archelaus need to be baptized of thee, and comest did reign in Judea in the room of his father I thou to me?

15. And Jesus answering said unto him, || sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh || Nephthalim: i us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he |14. That it might be fulfilled which was suffered him.

| spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 16. And Jesus, when he was baptized,|| 15. The land of Zabulon, and the land went up straightway out of the water: | of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beand, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, || yond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; and he saw the Spirit of God descending 16. The people which sat in darkness like a dove, and lighting upon him. || saw great light: and to them which sat

17. And, lo, a voice from heaven, saying, || in the region and shadow of death light This is my beloved Son, in whom I am || is sprung up. well pleased. į

17. From that time Jesus began to CHAP. IV.

|| preach, and to say, Repent : for the king1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted: 17 he beginneth to || dom of heaven is at hand. preach : 18 he calleth Peter and Andrew: 23he teacheth | 18. And Jesus, walking by the sea of in the synagogue, and healeth the diseased.

Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called 1. THEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit 1 into the wilderness, to be tempted

Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a of the devil.

|| net into the sea : for they were fishers. 2. And when he had fasted forty days

19. And he saith unto them, Follow and forty nights, he was afterward an ||

me, and I will make you fishers of men. hungered.

20. And they straightway left their nets, 3. And when the tempter came to him,!

|| and followed him. he said, If thou be the Son of God, com

21. And going on from thence, he saw mand that these stones be made bread.

|| other two brethren, James the son of Ze

| bedee, and John his brother, in a ship with 4. But he answered and said, It is writ

Zebedee their father, mending their nets : ten, Man shall not live by bread alone,

and he called them. but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

22. And they immediately left the ship 5. Then the devil taketh him up into the

and their father, and followed him. holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle

23. And Jesus went about all Galilee, of the temple,

teaching in their synagogues, and preach6. And saith unto him, If thou be the

ing the gospel of the kingdom, and healing Son of God, cast thyself down; for it is

| all manner of sickness and all manner of written, He shall give his angels charge

| disease among the people.

24. And his fame went throughout all concerning thee, and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou

Syria : and they brought unto him all sick

people that were taken with divers diseases dash thy foot against a stone.

| and torments, and those which were pos7. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy

sessed with devils, and those which were God.

| lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and 8. Again, the devil taketh him up into

he healed them. an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth

25. And there followed him great mul

titudes of people from Galilee, and from him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them:

Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from 9. And saith unto him, All these things

Judea, and from beyond Jordan. will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and

CHAP. V.

|| 3 Who are blessed. 13 The disciples called the salt of the worship me.

earth, and light of the world; Christ urgeth on them a 10. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee

good erample, &c. hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt || 1. AND seeing the multitudes, he went worship the Lord thy God, and him only A up into a mountain ; and when he shalt thou serve.

was set, his disciples came unto him : 11. Then the devil leaveth him, and, 2. And he opened his mouth, and taught behold, angels came and ministered unto them, saying, him.

3. Blessed are the poor in spirit: for 12. Now when Jesus had heard that theirs is the kingdom of heaven. John was cast into prison, he departed into 4. Blessed are they that mourn: for they Galilee:

|| shall be comforted. 13. And leaving Nazareth, he came and 5. Blessed are the meek: for they shall dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the inherit the earth.

6. Blessed are they which do hunger shall be in danger of the council: but and thirst after righteousness: for they whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be shall be filled.

in danger of hell fire. 7. Blessed are the merciful: for they | 23. Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to shall obtain mercy.

the altar, and there rememberest that thy 8. Blessed are the pure in heart: for brother hath aught against thee, they shall see God.

24. Leave there thy gift before the altar, 9. Blessed are the peacemakers: for and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy they shall be called the children of God. brother, and then come and offer thy gift.

10. Blessed are they which are perse- || 25. Agree with thine adversary quickly, cuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is whiles thou art in the way with him; lest the kingdom of heaven.

at any time the adversary deliver thee to 11. Blessed are ye, when men shall the judge, and the judge deliver thee to revile you, and persecute you, and shall the officer, and thou be cast into prison. say all manner of evil against you falsely, 26. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt for my sake.

by no means come out thence, till thou 12. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for hast paid the uttermost farthing. great is your reward in heaven: for so 27. Ye have heard that it was said by persecuted they the prophets which were them of old time, Thou shalt not commit before you.

adultery : 13. Ye are the salt of the earth : but if 28. But I say unto you, That whosothe salt have lost his savour, wherewith ever looketh on a woman to lust after her, shall it be salted ? It is thenceforth good hath committed adultery with her already for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be in his heart. trodden under foot of men.

| 29. And if thy right eye offend thee, 14. Ye are the light of the world. A pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. is profitable for thee that one of thy mem

15. Neither do men light a candle, and bers should perish, and not that thy whole put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick : || body should be cast into hell. and it giveth light unto all that are in the 30. And if thy right hand offend thee, house.

cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is 16. Let your light so shine before men, | profitable for thee that one of thy members that they may see your good works, and should perish, and not that thy whole body glorify your Father which is in heaven. should be cast into hell.

17. Think not that I am come to destroy | 31. It hath been said, Whosoever shall the law or the prophets: I am not come to put away his wife, let him give her a wridestroy, but to fulfil.

ting of divorcement: 18. For verily I say unto you, Till hea- || 32. But I say unto you, That whosoever ven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall put away his wife, saving for the shall in no wise pass from the law, till all cause of fornication, causeth her to combe fulfilled.

mit adultery: and whosoever shall marry 19. Whosoever therefore shall break one her that is divorced, committeth adultery. of these least commandments, and shall | 33. Again, ye have heard that it hath teach men so, he shall be called the least been said by them of old time, Thou shalt in the kingdom of heaven : but whosoever not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto shall do and teach them, the same shall || the Lord thine oaths : be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 34. But I say unto you, Swear not at all;

20. For I say unto you, That except neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: your righteousness shall exceed the righte 35. Nor by the earth; for it is his footousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, ye stool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the shall in no case enter into the kingdom of city of the great King. heaven.

36. Neither shalt thou swear by thy 21. Ye have heard that it was said by head, because thou canst not make one hair them of old time, Thou shalt not kill: and | white or black: whosoever shall kill shall be in danger 37. But let your communication be, of the judgment:

| Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever as 22. But I say unto you, That whosoever more than these, cometh of evil. is angry with his brother without a cause 1 38. Ye have heard that it hath been shall be in danger of the judgment: and said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a whosoever - shall say to his brother, Raca, ll tooth:

1 39. But I say unto you, that ye resist | secret; and thy Father, which seeth in

not evil : but whosoever shall smite thee secret, shall reward thee openly. on thy right cheek, turn to him the other 7. But when ye pray, use not vain repealso.

titions, as the heathen do: for they think 40. And if any man will sue thee at the that they shall be heard for their much law, and take away thy coat, let him have speaking. thy cloak also.

8. Be not ye therefore like unto them: 41. And whosoever shall compel thee for your Father knoweth what things ye to go a mile, go with him twain.

have need of, before ye ask him. 42. Give to him that asketh thee, and | 9. After this manner therefore pray ye: from him that would borrow of thee turn Our Father which art in heaven, Hallownot thou away.

ed be thy name: 43. Ye have heard that it hath been said, 10. Thy kingdom come: Thy will be Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate done in earth, as it is in heaven: thinc enemy:

11. Give us this day our daily bread: 144. But I say unto you, Love your ene 12. And forgive us our debts, as we for- ! mies, bless them that curse you, do good give our debtors: to them that hate you, and pray for them 13. And lead us not into temptation, but which despitefully use you and persecute deliver us from evil: for thine is the kingyou;

dom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. 45. That ye may be the children of your Amen. Father which is in heaven: for he maketh 14. For if ye forgive men their tres- \ his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, passes, your heavenly Father will also forand sendeth rain on the just and on the give you: unjust.

15. But if ye forgive not men their tres.' 46. For if ye love them which love you, passes, neither will your Father forgive what reward have ye? Do not even the your trespasses. publicans the same }

T 16. Moreover, when ye fast, be not, as 47. And if ye salute your brethren only, the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for what do ye more than others? Do not they disfigure their faces, that they may even the publicans so?

appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto 48. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your you, they have their reward. Father which is in heaven is perfect. 17. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint CHAP. VI.

thine head, and wash thy face;

18. That thou appear not unto men to' 1 Of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiveness. 19 Our treasure. 24 of God and mammon.

fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: 1. TAKE heed that ye do not your and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall

1 alms before men, to be seen of | reward thee openly. them: otherwise ye have no reward of 19. Lay not up for yourselves treasures your Father which is in heaven.

upon earth, where moth and rust doth cor2. Therefore when thou doest thine || rupt, and where thieves break through and alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, || steal : as the hypocrites do in the synagogues 20. But lay up for yourselves treasures and in the streets, that they may have in heaven, where neither moth nor rust glory of men. Verily I say unto you, they || doth corrupt, and where thieves do not have their reward.

break through nor steal : 3. But when thou doest alms, let not thy 21. For where your treasure is, there left hand know what thy right hand doeth: will your heart be also.

4. That thine alms may be in secret :|| 22. The light of the body is the eye: if and thy Father, which seeth in secret, him- | therefore thine eye be single, thy whole self shall reward thee openly.

body shall be full of light: 5. And when thou prayest, thou shalt || 23. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole not be as the hypocrites are: for they love | body shall be full of darkness. If therefore to pray standing in the synagogues and in the light that is in thee be darkness, how the corners of the streets, that they may be great is that darkness! seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they 24. No man can serve two,masters : for have their reward.

either he will hate the one, and love the 6. But thou, when thou prayest, enter other; or else he will hold to the one, and into thy closet, and when thou hast shut despise the other. Ye cannot serve God why door, pray to thy Father which is in ll and Mammon.

25. Therefore 1 say unto you, Take no'l 7. Ask, and it shall be given you ; seek, thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or and ye shall find ; knock, and it shall be what ye shall drink ; nor yet for your body, opened unto you: what ye shall put on. Is not the life more 8. For every one that asketh, receiveth; than meat, and the body than raiment ? and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him

26. Behold the fowls of the air: for they that knocketh, it shall be opened. sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather | 9. Or what man is there of you, whoni into barns; yet your heavenly Father feed- | if his son ask bread, will he give him a eth them. Are ye not much better than stone ? they?

10. Or if he ask a fish, will be give him a 27. Which of you by taking thought can serpent ? add one cubit unto his stature ?

11. If ye then, being evil, know how to 28. And why take ye thought for rai-| give good gifts unto your children, how ment ? Consider the lilies of the field, how much more shall your Father which is in they grow; they toil not, neither do they heaven give good things to them that ask spin:

him ? * 29. And yet I say unto you, that even | 12. Therefore all things whatsoever ye Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed would that men should do to you, do ye like one of these.

even so to them: for this is the law and 30. Wherefore, if God so clothe the the prophets." grass of the field, which to-day is, and to | 13. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for | morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not | wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? | leadeth to destruction, and many there be

31. Therefore take no thought, saying, which go in thereat : What shall we eat? or, what shall we 14. Because strait is the gate, and nar. drink? or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? || row is the way, which leadeth unto life;

32. (For after all these things do the and few there be that find it. . Gentiles seek :) for your heavenly Father 15. Beware of false prophets, which knoweth that ye have need of all these come to you in sheep's clothing, but inthings.

wardly they are ravening wolves : 33. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, || 16. Ye shall know them by their fruits." and his righteousness; and all these things | Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of shall be added unto you.

ll thistles ? 34. Take therefore no thought for the 17. Even so every good tree bringeth morrow: for the morrow shall take thought forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the forth evil fruit. day is the evil thereof.

18. A good tree cannot bring forth evil CHAP. VII.

fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth 1 Christ, ending his sermon on the mount, reproveth rash || good

judgment, 6 forbiddeth to cast holy things to dogs, 7 || 19. Every tree that bringen not iorth exhorteth to prayer, 13 to enter in at the strait gate, &c. | good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the 1. TUDGE not, that ye be not judged. fire.

J 2. For with what judgment ye 20. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall judge, ye shall be judged: and with what know them. measure ye mete, it shall be measured to 21. Not every one that saith unto me, you: again.

Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom 3. And why beholdest thou the mote of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest | Father which is in heaven. not the beam that is in thine own eye? 22. Many will say to me in that day,

4. Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye: | name? and in thy name have cast out deand, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? || vils ? and in thy name done many won

5. Thou hypocrite, first cast out the derful works? beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt 23. And then will I profess unto them, I thou see clearly to cast out the mote out | never knew you: depart from me, ye that of thy brother's eye.

work iniquity. 6. Give not that which is holy unto the 24. Therefore whosoever heareth these dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before || sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will swine, lest they trample them under their || liken him unto a wise man, which built feet, and turn again and rend you. ll his house upon a rock:

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