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Herod's cruelty.

MATTHEW, John's preaching 6. And thou Bethlehem, in the 19 But, when Herod was dead. land of Juda, art not the least behold, an angel of the Lord op among the princes of Juda: for out geareth in a dream to Josephin of thee shall come a Governor, Egypt, that shall rule my people Israel. 20 Saying, Arise, and take the

7 Then Herod, when he had young child and his mother, and privily called the wise men, in- go into the land of Israel: for they quired of them diligently what are dead which sought the young time the star appeared.

child's life. 8 And he sent them to Bethle 21 And he arose,, and took the hem, and said, Go,

and search dili- young, child and his mother, and gently for the young child; and came into the land of Israel. when ye have found him, bring me 22 But when he heard that Ar word again, that I may come and chelaus did reign in Judea in the worship him also

room of his father Herod, he was 9 When they had heard the king, afraid to go thither: notwithstandthey departed; and lo, the star, ing, being warned of God in a which they saw in the east, went dream, he turned aside into the before them, till it came and stood parts of Galilee: over where the young child was. 23 And he came and dwelt in

10 When they saw the star, they city called Nazareth: that it might rejoiced with exceeding great joy. be fulfilled which was spoken by

11 T And when they were come the prophets, He shall be called i into the house, they

saw the young Nazarene. child with Mary his mother, and

CHAP. III. fell down, and worshipped him: The Preaching of John Baptist. and when they had opened their TN those days came John the treasures, they presented unto him Baptist, preaching in the wigifts; gold, and frankincense, and derness of Judea, myrrh.

2 And saying, Repent ye; for the 12 And being warned of God in kingdom of heaven is at hand. a dream that they should not return 3 For this is he that was spoken to Herod, they departed into their of by the prophet Esaias, saying, own country another way.

The voice of one crying in the 13 And when they were de- wilderness, Prepare ye the way of parted,

behold, the angel of the the Lord, make his paths straight. Lord appeareth to Joseph in a 4 And the same John had his dream, saying, Arise, and take the raiment of camel's hair, and a young child and his mother, and leathern girdle about his loins; flee into Egypt, and be thou there and his meat was locusts and wild until I bring thee word; for Herod boney: will seek the young child to destroy 5 Then went out to him Jerusahim.

lem, and all Judea, and all the re14 When he arose, he took the gion round aboạt Jordan, young child and his mother by night, 6 And were baptized of him in and departed into Egypt:

Jordan, confessing their sins. 15 And was there until the death 71 But when he saw many of the of Herod: that it might be fulfilled Pharisees and Sadducees come to which was spoken of the Lord by his baptism, he said unto them, the prophet, saying, Out of Egypto generation of vipers, who hath have I called my son.

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

10 And now also the axe is laid 17 Then was fulfilled that which unto the root of the trees: therewas spoken by Jeremy the prophet, fore every tree which bringeth not Baying,

forth good fruit is hewn down, and 18 in Rama was there a voice cast into the fire. heard, lamentation, and weeping, 11 I indeed baptize you with and great mourning, Rachel weepwater unto repentance: but he ing for her children, and would that cometh after me is mightier not be comforted, because they are than I, whose shoes I am not not.

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CHAP. V. He beginneth to preach you with the Holy Ghost, and with Lord thy God, and him only shalt fire:

thou serve. 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and 11 Then the devil leaveth him, he will thoroughly purge his floor, and behold, angels came and miand gather his wheat into the gar- nistered unto him. ner; but he will burn up the chaff 12 1 Now, when Jesus had heard with unguenchable fire.

that John was cast into prison, he 13 T T'hen cometh Jesus from departed into Galilee; Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be 13 And leaving. Nazareth, he baptized of him.

came and dwelt in Capernaum, 14 But John forbade him, saying, which is upon the sea-coast, in the I have need to be baptized of thee, borders of Zabulon and Nephthaand comest thou to me?

lim; 15 And Jesus answering said 14 That it might be fulfilled unto him, Suffer it to be so now: which was spoken by Esaias the for thus it becometh us to fulfil all prophet, saying, righteousness. Then he suffered 15 The land of Zabulon, and the him.

land of Nephthalim, by the way of 16 And Jesus, when he was the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of baptized, went up, straightway out the Gentiles: of the water: and lo, the heavens 16 The people which sat in darkwere opened unto him, and he ness, saw great light; and to them saw the Spirit of God descending which sat in the region and shadow like a dove, and lighting upon of death, light is sprung up. him:

17 | From that time Jesus began 17 And lo, a voice from heaven, to preach, and to say, Repent; for saying, This is my beloved Son, in the kingdom of heaven is at hand. whom I am well pleased.

18 [ And Jesus, walking by the CHAP. IV.

sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Christ's Fasting and Temptation. Simon called Peter, and Andrew

THEN was Jesus led up of the his brother, casting a net into the tempted of the devil.

19 And he saith unto them, Fol 2 And when he had fasted forty low me, and I will make you fishdays and forty nights, he was af- ers of men. terwards a hungered.

20 And they straightway left 3 And when the tempter came their nets, and followed him. to him, he said, If thou be the Son 21 And going on from thence, he of God, command that these stones saw other two brethren, James the be made bread.

son of Zebedee, and John his bro4 But he answered and said, It ther, in a ship with Zebedee their is written, Mane not live by father, mending their nets: and he bread alone, but every word called them. that proceedeth out of the mouth 22 And they immediately left the of God.

ship, and their father, and followed 5 Then the devil taketh him up him. into the holy city, and setteth him 23 And Jesus went about all on a pinnacle of the


Galilee, teaching in their syna, 6 And saith unto him, If thou gogues, , and preaching the gospel be the Son of God, cast thyself of the kingdom, and healing all down, for it is written, He shall manner. of sickness, and all mangive his angels charge concerning ner of disease among the people. thee: and in their hands they shall 24 And his fame went throughbear thee up, lest at any time thou out all Syria: and they brought dash thy foot against a stone. unto him all sick

people that were 7 Jesus said unto him, It is writ-taken with divers diseases and torten again, Thou shalt not tempt ments, and those which were posthe Lord thy God.

sessed with devils, and those which 8 Again, the devil taketh him up were lunatic, and those that had into an exceeding high mountain, the palsy; and he healed them. and sheweth him all the kingdoms 25 And there followed him great of the world, and the glory of multitudes of people from Galilee, them,

and from Decapolis, and from Je9 And saith unto him, All these rusalem, and from Judea, and from things will I give thee, if thou wilt beyond Jordan. fall down and worship me.

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on the TROUER when he was set, his disciples came / po case enter into the kingdom of unto him.

heaven, 2 And he opened his mouth, and 21 1 Ye have heard that it was taught them, saying,

said by them of old time, Teo 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: shalt not kill; and whosoever abas for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. kill, shall be in danger of the judo

4 Blessed are they that mourn : ment: for they shall be comforted.

22 But I say unto you, Tha: 5 Blessed are the meek: for they whosoever is angry with his beshall inherit the earth.

ther without a cause, shall be u 6 Blessed are they which do danger of the judgment, and who hunger and thirst after righteous- soever shall say to his brothe ness : for they shall be filled. Raca, shall be in danger of the

7 Blessed are the merciful: for council: but whosoever shall sa they shall obtain mercy,

Thou fool, shall be in danger i 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: hell-fire. for they shall see God.

23 Therefore, if thou bring thy 9 Blessed are the peace-makers: gift to the altar, and there remer for they shall be called the children berest that thy brother hath augi of God.

against thee, 10 Blessed are they which are 24 Leave there thy gift before ! persecuted for righteousness' sake: the altar, and go thy way; first be for theirs is the kingdom of hea- reconciled to thy brother, and then ven.

come and offer thy gift. 11 Blessed are ye when men shall 25 Agree with thine adversary revile

you, and persecute you, and quickly, while thou art in the way shall say all manner of evil against with him; lest at any time the ad you falsely, for my sake.

versary deliver thee to the judge 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding and the judge deliver thee to the glad: for great is your reward in officer, and thou be cast into prison, heaven: for so persecuted they the 26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou prophets which were before you. shalt by no means come out thence, 13 | Ye are the salt of

the earth : till thou hast paid the uttermos but if the salt have lost his savour, farthing. wherewith shall it be salted ? it is 27 11 Ye have heard that it was thenceforth good for nothing, but said by them of old time, Thoe to þe cast out, and to be trodden shalt not commit adultery: under foot of men.

28 But I say unto 14 Ye are the light of the world. whosoever looketh on a woman A city that is set on a hill cannot to lust after her, hath committed be hid.

adultery with her already in his 15 Neither do men light a candle, heart. and put it under a bushel, but on a 29 And if thy right eye offend candlestick: and it giveth light unto thee, pluck it out, and cast it from all that are in the house.

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

30 And if thy right hand offend 17 1 Think not that I am come thee, cut it off, and cast

it from to destroy the law, or the prophets : thee: for it is profitable for thee I am not come to destroy, but to that one of thy members should fulfil.

perish, and not that thy whole 18 For verily, I say unto you, body should be cast into hell." Till heaven and earth pass, one 31 It hath been said, Whosoever jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass shall put away his wife, let him from the law, till all be fulfilled. give her a writing of divorce

19 Whosoever therefore shall ment: break one of these least command 32 But I say unto you, That ments, and shall teach men so, he whosoever shall put away his wife, shall be called the least in the king- saving for the cause of fornication, dom of heaven: but whosoever causeth her to commit adultery: shall do, and teach them, the same and whosoever shall marry her that shall be called great in the king- is divorced, committeth adultery, dom of heaven.

33 Again, ye have heard that 20 For I say unto you, That it hath been said by them of old except your righteousness shall time, Thou shalt not forswear thy exceed the righteousness of the self, but shalt perform unto the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in Lord thine oaths:

you, That


To love our enemies. CHAP. VI.

Of alms and prayer 34 But I say unto you, Swear not of men. Verily, I say unto you, at all: neither by heaven; for it is They have their reward. God's throne:

3 But when thou doest alms, let 35 Nor by the earth; for it is not thy left hand know what thy his footstool: neither by Jerusa- right hand doeth; lem; for it is the city of the great 4 That thine alms may be in King:.

secret: and thy Father which 36 Neither shalt thou swear by seeth in secret, himself shail re thy head, because thou canst not ward thee openly, make one hair white or black. 5.1 And when thou prayest, thou

37 But let your communication shalt not be as the hypocrites are: be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for what- for they love to pray standing in soever is more than these cometh of the synagogues, and in the corners evil.

of the streets, that they may be 38 Ye have heard that it hath seen of men. Verily, I say unto been said, An eye for an eye, and a you,

They have their reward. tooth for a tooth.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, 39 But I say unto you, That ye enter into thy closet, and when resist not evil: but whosoever shall thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy smite thee on thy right cheek, turn Father which is in secret; and thy to him the other also.

Father, which seeth in secret, shall 40 And if any man will sue thee reward thee openly. at the law, and take away thy 7 But when ye pray, use not vain coat, let him have thy cloak repetitions, as the heathen do: for also.

they think that they shall be heard 41 And whosoever shall compel for their much speaking. thee to go a mile, go with him 8 Be not ye therefore like unto twain.

them: for your Father knoweth 42 Give to him that asketh thee, what things ye have need of beand from him that would borrow of fore ye ask him. thee, turn not thou away.

9 After this manner therefore 43' i Ye have heard that it hath pray ye: Our Father which art in been said, Thou shalt love thy heaven, Hallowed be thy name. neighbour, and hate thine enemy: 10 Thy, kingdom come. Thy

44. But I say unto you, Love will be done in earth as it is in your enemies, bless them that curse heaven. you, do good to them that hate 11 Give us this day our daily you, and pray for them which bread. despitefully use you, and persecute 12 And forgive us our debts, as you,

we forgive our debtors. 45' That ye may be the children 13 And lead us not into temptaof your Father which is in heaven: tion, but deliver us from evil. For for he maketh his sun to rise on thine is the kingdom, and the the evil and on the good, and power, and the glory, for ever. sendeth rain on the just and on the Amen. unjust.

14 For, if ye forgive men their 46 For if ye love them which trespasses, your heavenly Father love you, what reward have ye? will also forgive you: do not even the publicans the 15 But, if ye forgive not men same?

their trespasses, neither will your 47 And if ye salute your brethren Father forgive your trespasses. only, what do ye more than 16 T Moreover, when ye fast, be others? do not even the publicans not as the hypocrites, of a sad coun

tenance: for they disfigure their 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even faces, that they may appear unto as your Father which is in heaven men to fast. Verily, I say unto is perfect.

you, They have their reward. : CHAP. VỊ.

17 But thou, when thou fastest, Of Alms and Prayer. anoint thy head, and wash thy before ,

18 That thou appear not unto of them: otherwise ye have no men, to fast, but unto thy Father, reward of your Father which is in which is in secret: and thy Father heaven.

which seeth in secret, shall reward ? Therefore, when thou doest thee openly. thine alms, do not sound a trumpet 19 1 Lay not up for yourselves before thee, as the hypocrites do, treasures upon earth, where moth in the synagogues, and in the and rust doth corrupt, and where streets, that they may have glory thieves break through and steal:

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Of worldly care. MATTHEW, Rash judgment reproved 20 But lay up for yourselves

CHAP. VII. treasures in heaven, where neither Christ endeth his Sermon. mothe notre rust doth corrupt, and Judge not, that ye be not nor steal.

2 For with what judgment ye 21 For where your treasure is, judge, ye shall be judged: and with there will your heart be also. what measure ye mete, it shall be

22 The light of the body is the measured to you again. eye: if therefore thine eye be sin 3 And why beholdest thou the ple, thy whole body shall be full of mote that is in thy brother's eye

is 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy in thine own eye? whole body shall be full of dark 4 Or how wilt thou say to the ness. If therefore the light that is in brother,. Let me pull out the mote thee be darkness, how great is that out of thine eye; and behold, a beam darkness!

is in thine own eye? 24 1 No man can serve two mas 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out ters: for either he will hate the the beam out of thine own eye; and one, and love the other; or else he then shalt thou see clearly to cast will hold to the one, and despise the out the mote out of thy brother's other. Ye cannot serve God and eye. mammon.

6 Give not that which is holy 25 Therefore I say unto you, unto the dogs, neither cast ye Take no thought for your life your pearls before swine, lest they what ye shall eat, or what ye shall trample them under their feet, and drink, nor yet for your body, what turn again and rend you. ye shall put on. Is not the life more 7 11 Ask, and it shall be given you; than meat, and the body than rai-seek, and ye shall find; knock, and ment?

it shall be opened unto you: 26 Behold the fowls of the air: 8 For every one that asketh, refor they sow not, neither do they ceiveth; and he that seeketh, find reap,, nor gather into barns; yet eth; and to him that knocketh, it your heavenly Father feedeth them. shall be opened. Are ye not much better than 9 Or what man is there of you, they ?

whom if his son ask bread, will he 27 Which of you by taking give him a stone ? thought can add one cubit unto his 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give stature ?

him a serpent ? 28 And why take ye thought for 11 If ye then being evil know raiment ? Consider the lilies

of the how to give good gifts unto your field how they grow; they toil not, children, how much more shall neither do they spin;

your Father which is in heaven 29 And yet I say unto you, give good things to them that ask That even Solomon in all his glory him? was not arrayed like one of 12 Therefore all things whatsothese.

ever ye would that men

should do 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe to you, do ye even so to them: for the grass of the field, which to- this is the law and the prophets. day is, and to-morrow is cast into 13 | Enter ye in at the strait gate; the oven, shall he not much for wide is the gate, and broad is more clothe you, O ye of little the

way, that leadeth to destruction, faith?

and many there be which go in 31 Therefore take no thought, thereat: saying, What shall we eat? or, 14 Because, strait is the gate, and what shall we drink? or, where-narrow is the way, which leadeth withal shall we be clothed ?

unto life, and few there be that 32 (For after all these things do find it. the Gentiles seek) for your heaven 15 T Beware of false prophets, ly Father knoweth that ye have which come to you in sheep's need of all these things.

clothing, but inwardly they are 33 But seek ye first the kingdomfravening wolves. of God, and his righteousness, and 16 Ye shall know them by their all these things shall be added unto fruits : Do men. gather, grapes of you. 34 Take therefore no thought for

thorns, or figs of thistles ?

17 Even so every good tree the morrow: for the morrow shall bringeth forth good fruit; but a take thought for the things of itself. corrupt tree bringeth

forth evil Sufficient unto the day is the evil fruit. thereof.

- 18 A good tree cannot bring forth

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