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whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
But he passing through the midst of them went his way.
Jesus settles at Capernaum.
And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles;
The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
And they were astonished at his doctrine: for his word was with power.
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.
And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.
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 straightway he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after him.
And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.
And his fame went throughout all Syria :* and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.
And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis," andfrom Jerusalem, andfrom Judea, andfrom beyond Jordan.
CHAPTER XXV. Jesus preaches on a mountain near Capernaum.
And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain : and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them,
* Syria or Suristan, a province of Turkey in Asia.
* Decapolis, on the east side of Jordan.
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness's sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Ye are the salt of the earth; but if the salt have lost his savour,.' wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.
* The rock salt near Aleppo loses its saltness when exposed 1,0 the air.