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kingdom, and the power, and the they spin: and yet I say unto you, glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye That even Solomon in all his forgive men their trespasses, your glory was not arrayed like one of heavenly Father will also forgive these. Wherefore, if God so clothe you: but if ye forgive not men the grass of the field, which to their trespasses, neither will your day is, and to morrow is cast into Father forgive your trespasses. the oven, shall he not much more Moreover when ye fast, be not, clothe you, O ye of little faith? as the hypocrites, of a sad coun- | Therefore take no thought, saytenance for they disfigure their ing, What shall we eat? or, What faces, that they may appear unto | shall we drink? or, Wherewithal men to fast. Verily I say unto shall we be clothed? (for after all you, They have their reward. these things do the Gentiles seek:) But thou, when thou fastest, an- for your heavenly Father knowoint thine head, and wash thy eth that ye have need of all these face; that thou appear not unto things. But seek ye first the kingmen to fast, but unto thy Father dom of God, and his righteouswhich is in secret: and thy Fa ness; and all these things shall be ther, which seeth in secret, shall | added unto you. Take therefore reward thee openly. Lay not up no thought for the morrow: for for yourselves treasures upon the morrow shall take thought earth, where moth and rust doth for the things of itself. Sufficient corrupt, and where thieves break unto the day is the evil thereof. through and steal: but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,

CHAP. VII. where neither moth nor rust doth Jan. 9, Feb. 29, May 9, Sept. 6. corrupt, and where thieves do TUDGE not, that ye be not not break through nor steal: for U judged. For with what judgwhere your treasure is, there will ment ye judge, ye shall be judged: your heart be also. The light of and with what measure ye mete, the body is the eye: if therefore it shall be measured to you again. thine eye be single, thy whole body And why beholdest thou the mote shall be full of light. But if thine that is in thy brother's eye, but eye be evil, thy whole body shall considerest not the beam that is be full of darkness. If therefore in thine own eye? Or how wilt the light that is in thee be dark- thou say to thy brother, Let me ness, how great is that darkness! pull out the mote out of thine No man can serve two masters: | eye; and, behold, a beam is in for either he will hate the one, thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, and love the other; or else he first cast out the beam out of will hold to the one, and despise thine own eye; and then shalt the other. Ye cannot serve God thou see clearly to cast out the and mammon. Therefore I say mote out of thy brother's eye. unto you, Take no thought for Give not that which is holy unto your life, what ye shall eat, or the dogs, neither cast ye your what ye shall drink; nor yet for pearls before swine, lest they tramyour body, what ye shall put on. ple them under their feet, and Is not the life more than meat, turn again and rend you. Ask, and the body than raiment? Be and it shall be given you; seek, hold the fowls of the air: for they and ye shall find; knock, and it sow not, neither do they reap, shall be opened unto you: for nor gather into barns; yet your every one that asketh receiveth; heavenly Father feedeth them. and he that seeketh findeth; and Are ye not much better than to him that knocketh it shall be they? Which of you by taking opened. Or what man is there thought can add one cubit unto of you, whom if his son ask bread, his stature? And why take ye will he give him a stone? or if thought for raiment ? Consider he ask a fish, will he give him a the lilies of the field, how they | serpent ? If ye then, being evil, grow; they toil not, neither do know how to give good gifts unto

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CHAP. VIII. the prophets. Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, Jan. 10, May 10, Sept. 7. and broad is the way, that leadeth THEN he was come down to destruction, and many there

from the mountain, great be which go in thereat : because | multitudes followed him. And, strait is the gate, and narrow is behold, there came a leper and the way, which leadeth unto life, worshipped him, saying, Lord, if and few there be that find it. Be thou wilt, thou canst make me ware of false prophets, which come clean. And Jesus put forth his to you in sheep's clothing, but in- | hand, and touched him, saying, wardly they are ravening wolves. I will ; be thou clean. And imYe shall know them by their mediately his leprosy was cleansfruits. Do men gather grapes of ed. And Jesus saith unto him, thorns, or figs of thistles ? Even See thou tell no man; but go thy so every good tree bringeth forth way, shew thyself to the priest, good fruit; but a corrupt tree and offer the gift that Moses combringeth forth evil fruit. A good manded, for a testimony unto tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, them. And when Jesus was enneither can a corrupt tree bring tered into Capernaum, there came forth good fruit. Every tree that unto him a centurion, beseeching bringeth not forth good fruit is him, and saying, Lord, my serhewn down, and cast into the fire. vant lieth at home sick of the Wherefore by their fruits ye shall palsy, grievously tormented. And know them. Not every one that Jesus saith unto him, I will come saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall and heal him. The centurion anenter into the kingdom of hea- swered and said, Lord, I am not ven; but he that doeth the will of worthy that thou shouldest come my Father which is in heaven. under my roof: but speak the Many will say to me in that day, word only, and my servant shall Lord, Lord, have we not prophe be healed. For I am a man under sied in thy name? and in thy authority, having soldiers under name have cast out devils ? and me: and I say to this man, Go, in thy name done many wonder and he goeth; and to another, ful works? And then will I pro Come, and he cometh; and to my fess unto them, I never knew servant, Do this, and he doeth it. you: depart from me, ye that When Jesus heard it, he marvelwork iniquity. Therefore who- led, and said to them that folsoever heareth these sayings of lowed, Verily I say unto you, I mine, and doeth them, I will have not found so great faith, no, liken him unto a wise man, which not in Israel. And I say unto built his house upon a rock: and you, That many shall come from the rain descended, and the floods the east and west, and shall sit came, and the winds blew, and down with Abraham, and Isaac, beat upon that house; and it fell and Jacob, in the kingdom of not: for it was founded upon a heaven. But the children of the rock. And every one that hear kingdom shall be cast out into eth these sayings of mine, and outer darkness: there shall be doeth them not, shall be likened weeping and gnashing of teeth. unto a foolish man, which built And Jesus said unto the centuhis house upon the sand : and the rion, Go thy way; and as thou rain descended, and the floods hast believed, so be it done unto came, and the winds blew, and thee. And his servant was healed beat upon that house; and it fell : | in the selfsame hour. And when

Jesus was come into Peter's house, 1 saying, If thou cast us out, suffer he saw his wife's mother laid, and us to go away into the herd of sick of a fever. And he touched swine. And he said unto them, her hand, and the fever left her: Go. And when they were come and she arose, and ministered out, they went into the herd of unto them. When the even was swine : and, behold, the whole come, they brought unto him herd of swine ran violently down many that were possessed with a steep place into the sea, and devils: and he cast out the spirits perished in the waters. And they with his word, and healed all that that kept them fled, and went were sick: that it might be fulfil their ways into the city, and told led which was spoken by Esaias every thing, and what was befallen the prophet, saying, Himself took to the possessed of the devils. And, our infirmities, and bare our sick behold, the whole city came out to nesses. Now when Jesus saw meet Jesus : and when they saw great multitudes about him, he him, they besought him that he gave commandment to depart | would depart out of their coasts. unto the other side. And a certain

CHAP. IX. scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whi Jan. 11, May 11, Sept. 8. thersoever thou goest. And Jesus ND he entered into a ship, saith unto him, The foxes have 1 and passed over, and came holes, and the birds of the air | into his own city. And, behold, have nests; but the Son of man | they brought to him a man sick hath not where to lay his head of the palsy, lying on a bed: and And another of his disciples said Jesus seeing their faith said unto unto him, Lord, suffer me first to the sick of the palsy ; Son, be of go and bury my father. But Je 1 good cheer; thy sins be forgiven sus said unto him, Follow me; thee. And, behold, certain of the and let the dead bury their dead. scribes said within themselves, And when he was entered into a This man blasphemeth, And Jeship, his disciples followed him. sus knowing their thoughts said, And, behold, there arose a great Wherefore think ye evil in your tempest in the sea, insomuch that hearts? For whether is easier, the ship was covered with the to say, Thy sins be forgiven thee; waves: but he was asleep. And or to say, Arise, and walk? But his disciples came to him, and that ye may know that the Son awoke him, saying, Lord, save of man hath power on earth to us : we perish. And he saith unto forgive sins, (then saith he to the them, Why are ye fearful, 0 ye sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up of little faith? Then he arose, and thy bed, and go unto thine house. rebuked the winds and the sea; And he arose, and departed to his and there was a great calm. But house. But when the multitudes the men marvelled, saying, What saw it, they marvelled, and glomanner of man is this, that even rified God, which had given such the winds and the sea obey him! power unto men. And as Jesus And when he was come to the passed forth from thence, he saw other side into the country of the a man, named Matthew, sitting Gergesenes, there met him two at the receipt of custom: and he possessed with devils, coming out saith unto him, Follow me. And of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so he arose, and followed him. And that no man might pass by that it came to pass, as Jesus sat at way. And, behold," they cried meat in the house, behold, many out, saying, What have we to do publicans and sinners came and with thee, Jesus, thou Son of sat down with him and his disciGod? art thou come hither to ples. And when the Pharisees torment us before the time? And saw it, they said unto his discithere was a good way off from ples, Why eateth your Master them an herd of many swine feed with publicans and sinners? But ing. So the devils besought him, when Jesus heard that, he said

unto them, They that be whole him, crying, and saying, Thou son need not a physician, but they of David, have mercy on us. And that are sick. But go ye and learn when he was come into the house, what that meaneth, I will have the blind men came to him: and mercy, and not sacrifice : for I am Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye not come to call the righteous, but that I am able to do this? They sinners to repentance. Then came said unto him, Yea, Lord. Then to him the disciples of John, say touched he their eyes, saying, ing, Why do we and the Phari According to your faith be it unto sees fast oft, but thy disciples fast you. And their eyes were opennot? And Jesus said unto them, ed; and Jesus straitly charged Can the children of the bride them, saying, See that no man chamber mourn, as long as the know it. But they, when they bridegroom is with them? but the were departed, spread abroad his days will come, when the bride fame in all that country. As they groom shall be taken from them, went out, behold, they brought to and then shall they fast. No man | him a dumb man possessed with putteth a piece of new cloth unto a devil. And when the devil was an old garment, for that which is cast out, the dumb spake : and put in to fill it up taketh from the the multitudes marvelled, saying, garment, and the rent is made It was never so seen in Israel. worse. Neither do men put new But the Pharisees said, He castwine into old bottles: else the eth out devils through the prince bottles break, and the wine run of the devils. And Jesus went neth out, and the bottles perish: about all the cities and villages, but they put new wine into new teaching in their synagogues, and bottles, and both are preserved. preaching the gospel of the kingWhile he spake these things unto dom, and healing every sickness them, behold, there came a cer and every disease among the peotain ruler, and worshipped him, ple. But when he saw the mulsaying, My daughter is even now titudes, he was moved with comdead: but come and lay thy hand passion on them, because they upon her, and she shall live. And fainted, and were scattered abroad, Jesus arose, and followed him, as sheep having no shepherd. and so did his disciples. And, be Then saith he unto his disciples, hold, a woman, which was dis The harvest truly is plenteous, eased with an issue of blood but the labourers are few; pray twelve years, came behind him, ye therefore the Lord of the har. and touched the hem of his gar vest, that he will send forth lament: for she said within herself, bourers into his harvest. If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole. But Jesus turn

CHAP. X. ed him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of

Jan. 12, May 12, Sept. 9. good comfort; thy faith hath AND when he had called unto made thee whole. And the wo A him his twelve disciples, he man was made whole from that gave them power against unclean hour. And when Jesus came into spirits, to cast them out, and to the ruler's house, and saw the heal all manner of sickness and minstrels and the people making all manner of disease. Now the a noise, he said unto them, Give names of the twelve apostles are place: for the maid is not dead, these; The first, Simon, who is but sleepeth. And they laughed called Peter, and Andrew his brohim to scorn. But when the peo ther; James the son of Zebedee, ple were put forth, he went in, and John his brother; Philip, and and took her by the hand, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and Matthe maid arose. And the fame thew the publican; James the son hereof went abroad into all that of Alphæus, and Lebbæus, whose land. And when Jesus departed surname was Thaddæus ; Simon thence, two blind men followed the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. These But when they persecute you in twelve Jesus sent forth, and com- this city, flee ye into another : for manded them, saying, Go not verily I say unto you, Ye shall into the way of the Gentiles, and not have gone over the cities of into any city of the Samaritans Israel, till the Son of man be enter ye not: but go rather to the come. The disciple is not above lost sheep of the house of Israel. I his master, nor the servant above And as ye go, preach, saying, his lord. It is enough for the disThe kingdom of heaven is at ciple that he be as his master, and hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the the servant as his lord. If they lepers, raise the dead, cast out have called the master of the devils: freely ye have received, house Beelzebub, how much more freely give. Provide neither gold, shall they call them of his housenor silver, nor brass in your hold? Fear them not therefore: purses, nor scrip for your journey, for there is nothing covered, that neither two coats, neither shoes, shall not be revealed; and hid, nor yet staves : for the workman that shall not be known. What is worthy of his meat. And into I tell you in darkness, that speak whatsoever city or town ye shall ye in light : and what ye hear enter, enquire who in it is wor in the ear, that preach ye upon thy; and there abide till ye go the housetops. And fear not them thence. And when ye come into which kill the body, but are not an house, salute it. And if the able to kill the soul : but rather house be worthy, let your peace fear him which is able to destroy come upon it: but if it be not both soul and body in hell. Are not worthy, let your peace return to | two sparrows sold for a farthing? you. And whosoever shall not re | and one of them shall not fall on ceive you, nor hear your words, the ground without your Father. when ye depart out of that house But the very hairs of your head or city, shake off the dust of your are all numbered. Fear ye not feet. Verily I say unto you, It therefore, ye are of more value shall be more tolerable for the than many sparrows. Whosoever land of Sodom and Gomorrha therefore shall confess me before in the day of judgment, than for men, him will I confess also bethat city. Behold, I send you fore my Father which is in keaforth as sheep in the midst of ven. But whosoever shall deny me wolves : be ye therefore wise as before men, him will I also deny serpents, and harmless as doves. before my Father which is in heaBut beware of men : for they will ven. Think not that I am come to deliver you up to the councils, send peace on earth : I came not and they will scourge you in their to send peace, but a sword. For synagogues; and ye shall be I am come to set a man at vabrought before governors and riance against his father, and the kings for my sake, for a testi- | daughter against her mother, and mony against them and the Gen the daughter in law against her tiles. But when they deliver you mother in law. And a man's foes up, take no thought how or what shall be they of his own household. ye shall speak: for it shall be He that loveth father or mother given you in that same hour what more than me is not worthy of ye shall speak. For it is not ye me: and he that loveth son or that speak, but the Spirit of your daughter more than me is not Father which speaketh in you. worthy of me. And he that taketh And the brother shall deliver up not his cross, and followeth after the brother to death, and the me, is not worthy of me. He that father the child : and the children findeth his life shall lose it: and shall rise up against their parents, he that loseth his life for my sake and cause them to be put to death. shall find it. He that receiveth you And ye shall be hated of all men receiveth me, and he that receiveth for my name's sake : but he that | me receiveth him that sent me. endureth to the end shall be saved. He that receiveth a prophet in the

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