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The light of the world. CHAPTER V.

The law erpounded. for so persecuted they the prophets that thy brother hath ought against which were before you.

thee; 13 | Ye are the salt of the earth: 24 Leave there thy gift before the but if the salt have lost his savour, altar, and go thy way; first be rewherewith shall it be salted ? it is conciled to thy brother, and then thenceforth good for nothing, but come and offer thy gift. to be cast out, and to be trodden 25 Agree with thine adversary under foot of men.

quickly, whiles thou art in the way 14 Ye are the light of the world. with him; lest at any time the adA city that is set on an hill cannot versary deliver thee to the judge, be hid.

and the judge deliver thee to the 15 Neither do men light a candle, officer, and thou be cast into prison. and put it under a bushel, but on a 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou candlestick; and it giveth light un- shalt by no means come out thence, to all that are in the house.

till thou hast paid the uttermost far16 Let your light so shine before thing. men, that they may see your good 27 q Ye have heard that it was works, and glorify your Father said by them of old time, Thou which is in heaven.

shalt not commit adultery: 17 | Think not that I am come 28 But I say unto you, That whoto destroy the law, or the prophets : soever looketh on a woman to lust I am not come to destroy, but to after her hath committed adultery fulfil.

with her already in his heart. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till 29 And if thy right eye offend heaven and earth pass, one jot or thee, pluck it out, and cast it from one tittle shall in no wise pass from thee: for it is profitable for thee that the law, till all be fulfilled.

one of thy members should perish, 19 Whosoever therefore shall break and not that thy whole body should one of these least commandments, be cast into hell. and shall teach men so, he shall be 30 And if thy right hand offend called the least in the kingdom of thee, cut it off, and cast it from heaven: but whosoever shall do thee: for it is profitable for thee and teach them, the same shall be that one of thy members should called great in the kingdom of perish, and not that thy whole body heaven.

should be cast into hell. 20 For I say unto you, That ex- 31 It hath been said, Whosoever cept your righteousness shall ex- shall put away his wife, let him ceed the righteousness of the scribes give her a writing of divorcement: and Pharisees, ye shall in no case 32 But I say unto you, That whoenter into the kingdom of heaven. soever shall put away his wife, sav

21 [ Ye have heard that it was ing for the cause of fornication, said by them of old time, Thou causeth her to commit adultery: shalt not kill; and whosoever shall and whosoever shall marry her that kill shall be in danger of the judg- is divorced committeth adultery. ment:

33 | Again, ye have heard that it 22 But I say unto you, That who hath been said by them of old time, soever is angry with his brother Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but without a cause shall be in danger shalt perform unto the Lord thine of the judgment: and whosoever oaths: shall

say to his brother, Raca, shall 34 But I say unto you, Swear not be in danger of the council: but at all; neither by heaven; for it is whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall God's throne: be in danger of hell fire.

35 Nor by the earth; for it is his 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for to the altar, and there rememberest it is the city of the great King.

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To love our enemies.
St. MATTHEW.

Of almsgiving 36 Neither shalt thou swear by , alms, do not sound a trumpet before thy head, because thou canst not thee, as the hypocrites do in the make one hair white or black. synagogues and in the streets, that

37 But let your communication be, they may have glory of men. Verily Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatso- I say unto you, They have their ever is more than these cometh of reward. evil.

3 But when thou doest alms, let 38 | Ye have heard that it hath not thy left hand know what thy been said, An eye for an eye, and a right hand doeth : tooth for a tooth:

4 That thine alms may be in se39 But I say unto you, That ye cret: and thy Father which seeth resist not evil: but whosoever shall in secret himself shall reward thee smite thee on thy right cheek, turn openly. to him the other also.

5 T And when thou prayest, thou 40 And if any man will sue thee shalt not be as the hypocrites are : at the law, and take away thy coat, for they love to pray standing in the let him have thy cloke also. synagogues and in the corners of

41 And whosoever shall compel the streets, that they may be seen thee to go a mile, go with him of men. Verily I say unto you, twain.

They have their reward. 42 Give to him that asketh thee, 6 But thou, when thou prayest, and from him that would borrow of enter into thy closet, and when thou thee turn not thou away.

hast shut thy door, pray to thy 43 Ye have heard that it hath Father which is in secret; and thy been said, Thou shalt love thy neigh- Father which seeth in secret shall bour, and hate thine enemy.

reward thee openly. 44 But I say unto you, Love your 7 But when ye pray, use not vain enemies, bless them that curse you, repetitions, as the heathen do: for do good to them that hate you, and they think that they shall be heard pray for them which despitefully for their much speaking. use you, and persecute you; 8 Be not ye therefore like unto

45 That ye may be the children them: for your Father knoweth of your Father which is in heaven: what things ye have need of, before for he maketh his sun to rise on the ye ask him. evil and on the good, and sendeth 9 After this manner therefore pray rain on the just and on the unjust. ye: Our Father which art in heaven,

46 For if ye love them which love Hallowed be thy name. you, what reward have ye? do not 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will even the publicans the same ? be done in earth, as it is in heaven.

47 And if ye salute your brethren 11 Give us this day our daily bread. only, what do ye more than others ? 12 And forgive us our debts, as do not even the publicans so ? we forgive our debtors.

48 Be ye therefore perfect, even 13 And lead us not into temptaas your Father which is in heaven tion, but deliver us from evil: For is perfect.

thine is the kingdom, and the CHAPTER VI.

power, and the glory, for ever. 1 Christ continueth his sermon in the mount, Amen. speaking of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiving our brethren, 16 fasting, 19° where our treasure 14 For if ye forgive men their is to be laid up, 24 of serving God,

and mam; trespasses, your heavenly Father : things : 33 but to seek God's kingdom. will also forgive you :

VAKE heed that ye do not your 15 But if ye forgive not men their them: otherwise ye have no reward forgive your trespasses. of your Father which is in heaven. 16 9 Moreover when ye fast, be 2 Therefore when thou doest thine not, as the hypocrites, of a sad coun

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Against worldly care. CHAPTER VII. To seek God's kingdom. tenance : for they disfigure their 29 And yet I say unto you, That faces, that they may appear unto even Solomon in all his glory was men to fast. Verily I say unto you, not arrayed like one of these. They have their reward.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the 17 But thou, when thou fastest, grass of the field, which to day is, anoint thine head, and wash thy and to morrow is cast into the oven,

shall he not much more clothe you, 18 That thou appear not unto men Oye of little faith? to fast, but unto thy Father which 31 Therefore take no thought, sayis in secret: and thy Father which ing, What shall we eat ? or, What seeth in secret shall reward thee shall we drink ? or, Wherewithal openly.

shall we be clothed ? 19 | Lay not up for yourselves 32 (For after all these things do treasures upon earth, where moth the Gentiles seek :) for your heaand rust doth corrupt, and where venly Father knoweth that ye have thieves break through and steal : need of all these things.

20 But lay up for yourselves trea- 33 But seek ye first the kingdom sures in heaven, where neither of God, and his righteousness; and moth nor rust doth corrupt, and all these things shall be added unto where thieves do not break through you. nor steal :

34 Take therefore no thought for 21 For where your treasure is, there the morrow: for the morrow shall will your heart be also.

take thought for the things of itself. 22 The light of the body is the Sufficient unto the day is the evil eye: if therefore thine eye be sin- thereof. gle, thy whole body shall be full of

CHAPTER VII. light.

1 Christ ending his sermon in the mount, re23 But if thine eye be evil, thy proveth rash judgment, 6 forbiddeth to cast

holy things to dogs, 7 exhorteth to prayer, whole body shall be full of darkness. 13 to enter in at the strait gate, 15 to beware If therefore the light that is in thee

of false prophets, 21 not to be hearers, but

doers of the word : 24 like houses builded on be darkness, how great is that dark- a rock, 26 and not on the sand. ness !

UDGE not, that ye be not judged. 24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, judge, ye shall be judged : and with and love the other; or else he will what measure ye mete, it shall be hold to the one, and despise the measured to you again. other. Ye cannot serve God and 3 And why beholdest thou the

mote that is in thy brother's eye, 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take but considerest not the beam that no thought for your life, what ye is in thine own eye? shall eat, or what ye shall drink; 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy bronor yet for your body, what ye shall ther, Let me pull out the mote out put on. Is not the life more than of thine eye; and, behold, a beam meat, and the body than raiment ? | is in thine own eye?

26 Behold the fowls of the air : for 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out they sow not, neither do they reap, the beam out of thine own eye; and nor gather into barns; yet your then shalt thou see clearly to cast heavenly Father feedeth them. Are out the mote out of thy brother's ye not much better than they ? eye.

27 Which of you by taking thought 6. Give not that which is holy can add one cubit unto his stature ? unto the dogs, neither cast ye your

28 And why take ye thought for pearls before swine, lest they tramraiment ? Consider the lilies of the ple them under their feet, and turn field, how they grow; they toil not, again and rend you. neither do they spin:

7 Ask, and it shall be given you;

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Christ endeth
Sr. MATTHEW.

his sermon. seek, and ye shall find; knock, and name have cast out devils ? and in it shall be opened unto you: thy name done many wonderful

8 For every one that asketh re-works? ceiveth; and he that seeketh find- 23 And then will I profess unto eth; and to him that knocketh it them, I never knew you: depart shall be opened.

from me, ye that work iniquity. 9 Or what man is there of you, 24 Therefore whosoever heareth whom if his son ask bread, will he these sayings of mine, and doeth give him a stone ?

them, I will liken him unto a wise 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give man, which built his house upon a him a serpent ?

rock: 11 If ye then, being evil, know 25 And the rain descended, and how to give good gifts unto your the floods came, and the winds blew, children, how much more shall your and beat upon that house; and it Father which is in heaven give good fell not: for it was founded upon a things to them that ask him ? rock.

12 Therefore all things whatsoever 26 And every one that heareth ye would that men should do to you, these sayings of mine, and doeth do ye even so to them: for this is them not, shall be likened unto a the law and the prophets.

foolish man, which built his house 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: upon the sand : for wide is the gate, and broad is 27 And the rain descended, and the way, that leadeth to destruction, the floods came, and the winds blew, and many there be which go in and beat upon that house; and it thereat :

fell: and great was the fall of it. 14 Because strait is the gate, and 28 And it came to pass, when narrow is the way, which leadeth Jesus had ended these sayings, the unto life, and few there be that find people were astonished at his docit.

trine: 15. Beware of false prophets, 29 For he taught them as one which come to you in sheep's cloth- having authority, and not as the ing, but inwardly they are ravening scribes. wolves.

CHAPTER VIII. 16 Ye shall know them by their 2 Christ cleanseth the leper, 5 healeth the çen fruits. Do men gather grapes of

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

16 and many other diseased : 18 sheweth how thorns, or figs of thistles ?

he is to be followed: 23 stilleth the tempest on 17 Even so every good tree bring

the sea, 28 driveth the devils out of two men

possessed, 31 and suffereth them to go into the eth forth good fruit; but a corrupt

swine. tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

the mountain, great multi evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree tudes followed him. bring forth good fruit.

2 And, behold, there came a leper 19 Every tree that bringeth not and worshipped him, saying, Lord, forth good fruit is hewn down, and if thou wilt, thou canst make me cast into the fire.

clean. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye And Jesus put forth his and, shall know them.

and touched him, saying, I will; 21 | Not every one that saith un- Be thou clean. And immediately to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into his leprosy was cleansed. the kingdom of heaven; but he that 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See doeth the will of my Father which thou tell no man; but go thy way, is in heaven.

shew thyself to the priest, and offer 22 Many will say to me in that the gift that Moses commanded, for day, Lord, Lord, have we not pro a testimony unto them. phesied in thy name ? and in thy 5 | And when Jesus was entered

18 A good tree cannot bring forth WHEN he was come down from

The centurion's servant healed. CHAPTER VIII. Christ stilleth the tempest. into Capernaum, there came unto 19 And a certain scribe came, and him a centurion, beseeching him, said unto him, Master, I will follow 6 And saying, Lord, my servant thee whithersoever thou goest. lieth at home sick of the palsy, 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The grievously tormented.

foxes have holes, and the birds of 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I the air have nests; but the Son will come and heal him.

of man hath not where to lay his 8 The centurion answered and head. said, Lord, I am not worthy that 21 And another of his disciples thou shouldest come under my roof: said unto him, Lord, suffer me first but speak the word only, and my to go and bury my father. servant shall be healed.

22 But Jesus said unto him, Fol9 For I am a man under authority, low me; and let the dead bury their having soldiers under me: and I dead. say to this man, Go, and he goeth; 23 | And when he was entered and to another, Come, and he com- into a ship, his disciples followed eth; and to my servant, Do this, him. and he doeth it.

24 And, behold, there arose a great 10 When Jesus heard it, he mar- tempest in the sea, insomuch that velled, and said to them that follow- the ship was covered with the waves : ed, Verily I say unto you, I have not but he was asleep. found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 25 And his disciples came to him,

11 And I say unto you, That many and awoke him, saying, Lord, save shall come from the east and west, us : we perish. and shall sit down with Abraham, 26 And he saith unto them, Why and Isaac, and Jacob, in the king- are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? dom of heaven.

Then he arose, and rebuked the 12 But the children of the king- winds and the sea; and there was dom shall be cast out into outer a great calm. darkness: there shall be weeping 27 But the men marvelled, sayand gnashing of teeth.

ing, What manner of man is this, 13 And Jesus said unto the centu- that even the winds and the sea rion, Go thy way; and as thou hast obey him! believed, so be it done unto thee. 28 And when he was come to And his servant was healed in the the other side into the country of selfsame hour.

the Gergesenes, there met him two 14 | And when Jesus was come possessed with devils, coming out into Peter's house, he saw his wife's of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so mother laid, and sick of a fever. that no man might pass by that

15 And he touched her hand, and way. the fever left her: and she arose, 29 And, behold, they cried out, and ministered unto them. saying, What have we to do with

16 | When the even was come, thee, Jesus, thou Son of God ? art they brought unto him many that thou come hither to torment us bewere possessed with devils : and he fore the time? cast out the spirits with his word, 30 And there was a good way off and healed all that were sick: from them an herd of many swine

17 That it might be fulfilled which feeding. was spoken by Esaias the prophet, 31 So the devils besought him, saying, Himself took our infirmities, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer and bare our sicknesses.

us to go away into the herd of swine. 18 Now when Jesus saw great 32 And he said unto them, Go. multitudes about him, he gave com- And when they were come out, they mandment to depart unto the other went into the herd of swine : and, side.

behold, the whole herd of swine ran

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