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His temptation. S. Matthew. Peter, &c. ca/ed.

CHAP. IV. Christ’s fasting and temptation. HEN was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was af. terward an hungered. 3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4. But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. . 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6.And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at anytime thou dash thy foot against astone. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, Qsheweth him all the kingdoms

9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan : for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

12"|Now, when Jesushad heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee:

came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the ors of Zabulon and NephthaInn 14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, f 15 Thelandof Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles : 16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death lightissprungup. 17's From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 18 is And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. 21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. 22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him. 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness, andall manner of disease, among the people. 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken withdiversediseasesandtor. ments, and those which were pos

13 And, leaving Nazareth, he

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II]. 25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan. CHAP. V. Who are the blessed. ND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him : 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3 Blessed are the poor inspirit: for their’s is the kingdom of heaYen. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. 1o Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake : for their’s is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye when men shall revileyou, and persecuteyou, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before yOll. 13 || Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salt

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ed? it is thenceforth good for no-
thing, but to be cast out, and to be
trodden under foot of men.
14 Ye are the light of the world.
A city that is set on an hill cannot
be hid.
15 Neither do men light a can-
dle, and put it under a bushel, but
on a candlestick, and it giveth
light unto all that are in the house.
16 Let yourlightsoshine before
men, that they may see your good
works, and glorisy your Father
which is in heaven.
17 || Think not that I am come
to destroy the law, or the pro-
phets: I am not come to destroy,
but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you,
Till heaven and earth pass, one
jot or one tittle shall in no wise
pass from the law, till all be ful-
filled.
19 Whosoever, therefore, shall
break one of theseleast command-
ments, and shall teach men so,
he shall be called the least in the
kingdom of heaven: but whosoe-
ver shall do, and teach them, the
same shall be called great in the
kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That
except your righteousness shall
exceed the righteousness of the
scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in
no case enter into the kingdom of
heaven.
21 || Ye have heard that it was
said by them of old time, Thou
shaltnotkill; and, whosoever shall
kill, shall be in danger of the
judgment:
22 But I say unto you, That
whosoever is angry with his bro-
ther without a cause, shall be in
danger of the judgment: and who-
soever shall say to his brother,
Raca, shall be in danger of the
council: but whosoever shall say,

His sermon Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brotherhath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and gothy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, whilst thou artin the way with him; lest at any time the

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and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into priSOIl. 26 Verily I say untothee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thoti hast paid the uttermost farthing. 27 || Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman, to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee, that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee, that one of thy members should erish, and not that thy whole dy should be castinto hell. 31 It hath been said, Whosoevershall putaway his wife, lethim give her awriting of divorcement: 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit

S. Matthew.

on the mount.

marry her that is divorced, committeth adultery. 33 T. Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all: neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne : 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great

Ing: 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head; because thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 Butlet your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. 38 || Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth : 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall Smite thee on thyright cheek, turn to him the other also. 4o And if any man will sue thee at the law, and takeaway thy coat, let him have thy cloak also. 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 42Give to him that askeththee; and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away. 43 T Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hatethine enemy: 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hateyou, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and perse- . cute you ; 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in hea

adultery: and whosoever shall

ven: for he maketh his sun to

Of almsgiving,

rise on the evil and on the good,
and sendeth rain on the just and
on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which
love you, what reward have ye?
do not even the publicans the
same 3
47 And if ye salute your breth-
ren only, what do ye more than
others * do not even the publicans
SO.
48 s Beye, therefore, perfe&t,
even as your Father which is in
heaven is perfect.
CHAP VI.
Of almsgiving and prayer.
AKE heed that ye do not
your alms before men, to be
seen of them : otherwiseye have
no reward of your Father which
is in heaven. -
2 Therefore, when thou doest
t/#le alms, do not sound a trum-
pet before thee, as the hypocrites
do in the synagogues, and in the
Streets, that they may have glory
of men. Verily I say unto you,
They have their reward.
3 But when thou doestalms, let
not thy left hand know what thy
right hand doeth:
4 That thine alms may be in
Secret: and thy Father, which
Seeth in secret, himself shall re-
ward thee openly.
5 || And, when thou prayest,
thou shalt not be as the hypocrites
are: for they love to pray stand-
ing in the Synagogues, and in the
corners of the streets, that they
may be seen of men. Verily Isay
unto you, They have their reward.
6 But thou, when thou prayest,
enter into thy closet; and, when
thou hast shut thy door, pray to
thy Father, which is in secret; and
thy Father which seeth in secret,
shal reward thee openly.

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vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. 8 Benotye, therefore, like unto them : for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. 9 After this manner, therefore, pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven ; Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 Ti For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you : 15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. 16"|Moreover, when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily i say unto you, They have their reward. 17 Butthou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which Seeth in secret, shall reward thee cDen!y. 19 is Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: , 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where Hei

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God and mammon.

and where thieves do not break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 "The light of the body is the eye : if, therefore, thine eyebe single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If, therefore, the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness? 24 || Nomancanservetwormasters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall Grink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment: 26 Bchold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father, feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they : 27 Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his stature ? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow : they toil not, neither do they spin; 29 And yet I say untoyou, That even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the OVen, Æe not much more clothe you ? O ye of little faith ! 31 Therefore take no thought,

S. Matthew. Rash judgment reproved.

withal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do yenly Father knoweth that ye. have need of all these things. dom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow itself. Sufficient unto the day 7s the evil thereof. Christ endeth his sermon. UDGE not, that ye be not 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye : brother, Let mepull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a 5Thou hypocrite! first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye. unto the dogs; neither castyeyour pearls before swine, lestthey tramturn again and rend you. • 7 || Ask, and it shall be given knock, and it shall be opened tlinto VORi : receiveth; and he that seeketh, indeth; and to him that knock

saying, What shall we eat? or,

What shall we drink? or, Wherethe Gentiles seek:) for your hea33 But seek ye first the kingadded unto you. shall take thought for the things of CHAP. VII. J judged. with what measure ye mete, it mote that is in thy brother's eye, 4. Or how wilt thou say to thy beam is in thine own eye : and then shalt thou see clearly to 6 * Give not that which is holy ple them under their feet, and you ; seek, and ye shall find; 8 For every one that asketh, eth, it shall be opened.

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