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CHAP. VI.

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forgiveness, and fasting.

Against worldly care, fc. will be done in earth as it is in | eye: if therefore thine eye be heaven.

single, thy whole body shall be 11 Give us this day our daily full of light. bread.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy 12 And forgive us our debts, whole body shall be full of darkas we forgive our debtors. ness. If therefore the light that

13 And lead us not into tempt is in thee be darkness, how great ation, but deliver us from evil. ) is that darkness ! For thine is the kingdom, and 24 T No man can serve two the power, and the glory, for masters : for either he will hate Amen.

the one, and love the other; or 14 For if ye forgive men their else he will hold to the one, and trespasses, your heavenly Father despise the other. Ye cannot will also forgive you :

serve God and mammon. 15 But if ye forgive not men 25 Therefore I say unto you, their trespasses,neither will your Take no thought for your life, Father forgive your trespasses. what ye shall eat, or what ye

16 | Moreover, when ye fast, shall drink; nor yet for your be not, as the hypocrites, of a body, what ye shall put on. Is sad countenance : for they dis- not the life more than meat, and figure their faces, that they may the body than raiment ? appear unto men to fast. Verily, 26 Behold the fowls of the air I say unto you, They have their for they sow not, neither do they reward.

reap, nor gather into barns; yet 17 But thou, when thou fast- your heavenly Father feedeth est, anoint thine head, and wash them.

them. Are ye not much better thy face;

than they? 18 That thou appear not un- 27 Which of you by taking to men to fast, but unto thy thought can add one cubit unto Father, which is in secret: and his stature ? thy Father, which seeth in se- 28 And why take ye thought cret, shall reward thee openly for raiment ? Consider the lilies

19 Lay not up for yourselves of the field how they grow; they treasures upon earth,where moth toil not, neither do they spin ; and rust doth corrupt, and where 29 And yet I say unto you, thieves break through and steal: That even Solomon in all his

20 But lay up for yourselves glory was not arrayed like one treasures in heaven, where nei- of these. ther moth nor rust doth corrupt, 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe and where thieves do not break the grass of the field, which through nor steal.

to-day is, and to-morrow is cast 21 For where your treasure is, into the oven, shall he not much there will your heart be also. . more clothe you, O ye of little 22 The light of the body is the faith?

S. MATTHEW.

CHAP. VII.

Christ, ending his sermon,

exhorteth to prayer, and 31 Therefore take no thought, your pearls before swine, lest saying, What shall we eat? or, they trample them under their What shallwe drink? or, Where- feet, and turn again and rend withal shall we be clothed ?

you. 32 (For after all these things 7 I Ask, and it shall be given do the Gentiles seek ;) for your you; seek, and ye shall find ; heavenly Father knoweth that knock, and it shall be opened ye have need of all these things. unto you:

33 But seek ye first the king- 8 For every one that asketh, dom of God, and his righteous- receiveth ; and he that seeketh, ness, and all these things shall findeth ; and to him that knockbe added unto you.

eth, it shall be opened. 34 Take therefore no thought

9 Or what man is there of you, for the morrow: for the morrow whom if his son ask bread, will

he a of itself. Sufficient unto the day 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he is the evil thereof.

give him a serpent?

11 If ye then being evil know 1 Christ ending his sermon in the mount, re- how to give good gifts unto your proveth rash judgment, 6 forbiddeth to cast holy things to dogs, 1 exhorteth to prayer, children, how much more shall 13°10 enter in at the strait gate, 15 to be your Father which is in heaven but doers of the word : 24 like houses buildegive good things to them that

ask him? JUDGE not, that ye be not

12 Therefore all things what

soeverye would that men should 2 For with what judgment ye do to you, do ye even so to judge, ye shall be judged: and them: for this is the law and with what measure ye mete, it the prophets. shall be measured to you again. 13 | Enter ye in at the strait

3 And why beholdest thou the gate ; for wide is the gate, and mote that is in thy brother's eye, broad is the way, that leadeth to but considerest not the beam destruction, and many there be that is in thine own eye? which go in thereat :

4 Or how wilt thou say to thy 14 Because, strait is the gate, brother, Let me pull out the and narrow is the way, which mote out of thine eye; and be- leadeth unto life, and few there hold, a beam is in thine own eye? be that find it.

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out 15 1 Beware of false prophets, the beam out of thine own eye; which come to you in sheep's and then shalt thou see clearly clothing, but inwardly they are to cast out the mote out of thy ravening wolves. brother's eye.

16 Ye shall know them by their 6 Give not that which is holy fruits : Do men gather grapes unto the dogs, neither cast ye of thorns, or figs of thistles ?

on a rock, 26 and not on the sand.

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to beware of false prophets. CHAP. VIII.

Christ cleanseth the leper. 17 Even so every good tree | winds blew, and beat upon that bringeth forth good fruit; but house; and it fell : and great a corrupt tree bringeth forth was the fall of it. evil fruit.

28 And it came to pass when 18 A good tree cannot bring Jesus had ended these sayings, forth evil fruit, neither can a cor- the people were astonished at rupt tree bring forth good fruit. his doctrine.

19 Every tree that bringeth 29 For he taught them as one not forth good fruit is hewn having authority, and not as the down, and cast into the fire. scribes. 20 Wherefore, by their fruits

CHAP. VIII. ye shall know them.

Christ cleanseth the leper, 5 healeth the cen21 Not every one that saith

turion's servant, 14 Peter's mother-in-law,

16 and many other diseased : 18 sheweth unto me, Lord, Lord, shall en- how he is to be followed : 23 stilleth the temter into the kingdom of heaven;

pest on the sea, 28 driveth the devils out of

two men possessed, 31 and suffereth them to but he that doeth the will of go into the swine. my Father which is in heaven. WHEN he was come down

, day, Lord, Lord, have we not multitudes followed him. prophesied in thy name ? and in 2 And behold, there came a thy name have cast out devils ? leper and worshipped him, sayand in thy name done many ing, Lord, if thou wilt, thou wonderful works?

canst make me clean. 23 And then will I profess 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, unto them, I never knew you: and touched him, saying, I will ; depart from me, ye that work be thou clean. And immediiniquity.

ately his leprosy was cleansed. 24 T Therefore, whosoever 4 And Jesus saith unto him, heareth these sayings of mine, See thou tell no man; but go and doeth them, I will liken him thy way, shew thyself to the unto a wise man, which built priest, and offer the gift that his house upon a rock :

Moses commanded, for a testi25 And the rain descended, mony unto them. and the floods came, and the 5 Í And when Jesus was enwinds blew, and beat upon that tered into Capernaum, there house ; and it fell not: for it came unto him a centurion, bewas founded upon a rock. seeching him,

26 And every one that hear- 6 And saying, Lord, my sereth these sayings of mine, and vant lieth at home sick of the doeth them not, shall be liken- palsy, grievously tormented. ed unto a foolish man, which 7 And Jesus saith unto him, built his house upon the sand: I will come and heal him.

27 And the rain descended, 8 The centurion answered and and the floods came, and the I said, Lord, I am not worthy that

The centurion's servant healed. S. MATTHEW.

Christ stilleth the tempest.

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thou shouldest come under my | the prophet, saying, Himself roof: but speak the word only, took our infirmities, and bare and my servant shall be healed. our sicknesses.

9 For I am a man under au- 18 Now when Jesus saw great thority, having soldiers under multitudes about him, he gave me: and I say to this man, Go, commandment to depart unto and he goeth; and to another, the other side. Come, and he cometh ; and to 19 And a certain scribe came, my servant, Do this, and he and said unto him, Master, I doeth it.

will follow thee whithersoever 10 When Jesus heard it, he thou goest. marvelled, and said to them that 20 Ånd Jesus saith unto him, followed, Verily I say unto you, The foxes have holes, and the I have not found so great faith, birds of the air have nests; but no, not in Israel.

the Son of man hath not where 11 And I say unto you, That to lay his head. many shall come from the east 21 And another of his disciples and west, and shall sit down with said unto him, Lord, suffer me Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, first to go and bury my father. in the kingdom of heaven: 22 But Jesus said unto him,

12 But the children of the Follow me; and let the dead kingdom shall be cast out into bury their dead. outer darkness: there shall be 23 And when he was enterweeping and gnashing of teeth. ed into a ship, his disciples fol

13 And Jesus said unto the lowed him. centurion, Go thy way ; and as 24 And behold, there arose a thou hast believed, so be it done great tempest in the sea, insounto thee. And his servant was much that the ship was covered healed in the self-same hour. with the waves : but he was

14 | And when Jesus was asleep. come into Peter's house, he saw 25 Ānd his disciples came to his wife's mother laid, and sick him, and awoke him, saying, of a fever.

Lord, save us : we perish. 15 And he touched her hand, 26 And he saith unto them, and the fever left her: and she Why are ye fearful, o ye of arose, and ministered unto them. little faith? Then he arose, and

16 T When the even was rebuked the winds and the sea; come, they brought unto him and there was a great calm. many that were possessed with 27 But the men marvelled, devils: and he cast out the saying, What manner of man is spirits with his word, and healed this, that even the winds and all that were sick;

the sea obey him! 17 That it might be fulfilled 28 And when he was come which was spoken by Esaias | to the other side, into the coun

Christ casteth out devils,

CHAP. IX. and cureth one sick of the palsy. try of the Gergesenes, there met 2 And behold, they brought him two possessed with devils, to him a man sick of the palsy, coming out of the tombs, ex- lying on a bed: and Jesus, seeceeding fierce, so that no man ing their faith, said unto the might pass by that way. sick of the palsy, Son, be of

29 And behold, they cried out, good cheer; thy sins be forsaying, What have we to do given thee. with thee, Jesus, thou Son of 3 And behold, certain of the God? art thou come hither to scribes said within themselves, torment us before the time? This man blasphemeth.

30 And there was a good way 4 And Jesus, knowing their off from them an herd of many thoughts, said, Wherefore think swine, feeding.

ye evil in your hearts? 31 So the devils besought him, 5 For whether is easier to saying, If thou cast us out, suf- say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; fer us to go away into the herd or to say, Arise, and walk ? of swine.

6 But that ye may know that 32 And he said unto them, the Son of man hath power on Go. And when they were come earth to forgive sins, (then saith out, they went into the herd of he to the sick of the palsy,) swine : and behold, the whole Arise, take up thy bed, and go herd of swine ran violently down unto thine house. a steep place into the sea, and 7 And he arose, and departed perished in the waters.

to his house. 33 And they that kept them, 8 But when the multitudes fled, and went their ways into saw it, they marvelled, and glothe city, and told every thing; rified God, which had given and what was befallen to the such power unto men. . possessed of the devils.

9 T And as Jesus passed forth 34 And behold, the whole city from thence, he saw a man came out to meet Jesus : and named Matthew, sitting at the when they saw him, they be- receipt of custom: and he saith sought him that he would de- unto him, Follow me. And he part out of their coasts.

arose, and followed him.

10 And it came to pass, as 2 Christ curing one sick of the palsy, 9 calleth Jesus sat at meat in the house,

eth with publicans and sinners, 14 defend behold, many publicans and sineth his disciples for not fasting, 20 cureth ners came and sat down with the bloody issue, 23 raiseth from death Jairus' daughter, 27 giveth sight to two blind him and his disciples. 32 healeth a dumb man possessed of a

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11 And when the Pharisees dedil, 36 and hath compassion of the multi

saw it, they said unto his disciA

ND he entered into a ship, ples, Why eateth your Master

and passed over, and came with publicans and sinners ? into his own city.

12 But when Jesus heard that,

CHAP. IX.

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