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1 The Gospel according to Saint MATTHEW.
CHAP. I.

120 But while he thought on these things, THE book of the generation of Jesus behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to

1 Christ, the son of David, the son of him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son Abraham.

Jof David, fear not to take unto thee Mary 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac be-thy wife: for that which is conceived in gat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his her is of the Holy Ghost. brethren;

1 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and 3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and shall save his people from their sins. Esrom begat Aram;

| 22 Now all this was done, that it might 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson by the prophet, saying, begat Salmon;

1 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and shall bring forth a son, and they shall and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed call his name Emmanuel, which being inbegat Jesse ;

terpreted is, God with us. 6 And Jesse begat David the king; and 24 Then Joseph, being raised from David the king begat Solomon of he. that sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had had been the wife of Urias;

bidden him, and took unto bim his wife : 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and 25 And knew her not till she had Roboam begat Abia ; and Abia begat Asa; brought forth ber first-born son: and he

8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josa-called his name JESUS. phat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias ;)

CHAP. II. 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joa- N OW when Jesus was born in Bethletham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat hem of Judea in the days of Herod Ezekias;

the king, behold, there came wise men 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses ; and from the east to Jerusalem, Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King Josjas;

of the Jews? for we have seen his star in 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his the east, and are come to worship him. brethren, about the time they were carried 3 When Herod the king had heard these away to Babylon :

things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem 12 And after they were brought to Ba- with him. bylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel ; and Sa- 4 And when he had gathered all the lathiel begat Zorobabel;

chief priests and scribes of the people to13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and gether, he demanded of them where Christ Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat should be born. Azor;

I 5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem 14 'And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc of Judea : for thus it is written by the begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud ; prophet,

15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Ele- 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of azar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Juda, art not the least among the princes Jacob;

of Juda : for out of thee shall come a Go16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband vernor, that shall rule my people Israel. of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who 7 Then Herod, when he had privily is called Christ.

(called the wise men, inquired of them dili17 So all the generations from Abraham gently what time the star appeared. to David are fourteen generations; and| 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and from David until the carrying away into said, Go, and search diligently for the Babylon are fourteen generations; and young child; and when ye have found from the carrying away into Babylon unto him, bring me word again, that I may Christ are tourteen generations.

come and worship him also. 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was 9 When they had heard the king, they on this wise : When as his mother Mary departed ; and lo, the star, which they saw was espoused to Joseph, before they came in the cast, went before them, tili it came together, she was found with child of the and stood over where the young child was. Holy Ghost.

I 10 When they saw the star, they re19 Tben Joseph her husband, being a joiced with exceeding great joy. just man, and not willing to make her a 11 | And when they were come into public example, was minded to put her the house, they saw the young child with away privily.

(Mary his mother, and fell down, and wor

Christ 28 brought out of Egypt. S. MATTHEW. Christ is baptized in Jordan. shipped him: and when they had opened of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle their treasures, they presented unto him about his loins ; and his meat was locusts gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. and wild honey.

12' Ănd being warned of God in a 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and dream that they should not return to He-all Judea, and all the region round about rod, they departed into their own country Jordan, another way.

16 And were baptized of him in Jordan, 13 And when they were departed, be-Iconfessing their sins. hold, the angel of the Lord appeareth tol 7 | But when he saw many of the Pha

Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and risees and Sadducees come to his baptism, toho take the young child and his mother, and he said unto them, O generation of viper, . po flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I who hath warned you to flee from the

bring thee word : for Herod will seek the wrath to come?
young child to destroy him.

8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for
14 When he arose, he took the young repentance:
child and his mother by night, and depart. 9 And think not to say within your-
ed into Egypt:

selves, We have Abraham to our father: 15 And was there until the death of He- for I say unto you, that God is able of these rod : that it might be fulfilled which was stones to raise up children unto Abraham. spoken of the Lord by the prophet, say- 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the ing, Out of Egypt have I called my Son.root of the trees : therefore every tree

16 | Then Herod, when he saw that he which bringeth not forth good fruit is was mocked of the wise men, was exceed- hewn down, and cast into the fire. ing wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto children that were in Bethlehem, and in repentance: but he that cometh after me all the coasts thereof, from two years old is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not and under, according to the time which he worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with had diligently inquired of the wisé men. the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

17 Then was fulfilled that wbich was 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, thoroughly purge bis floor, and gather his

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, la- wheat into the garner; but be will burn mentation, and weeping, and great mourn- up the chaff with unquenchable fire. ing, Rachel weeping for her children, and 13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to would not be comforted, because they are Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. not.

14 But John forbade him, saying, I have 19 | But, when Herod was dead, be- need to be baptized of thee, and comest hold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a thou to me? dream to Joseph in Egypt,

| 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh child and his mother, and go into the land us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he of Israel: for they are dead which sought suffered him. the young child's life.

| 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, 2i And he arose, and took the young went up straightway out of the water: and child and his mother, and came into the lo, the heavens were opened unto him, land of Israel.

and he saw the Spirit of God descending 22 But when he heard that Archelaus like a dove, and lighting upon him: did reign in Judea in the room of his father 17 And lo, a voice from heaven, saying. Herod, he was afraid to go thither: not. This is my beloved Son, in whom I am withstanding, being warned of God in a well pleased. dream, he turned aside into the parts of

**CHAP. IV. Galilee:

TTVHEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit 23 And he came and dwelt in a city 1 into the wilderness to be tempted of called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled the devil. which was spoken by the prophets, Hel. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and shall be called a Nazarene.

forty nights, he was afterwards a bungered. CHAP. III.

3 And when the tempter came to him, IN those days caine John the Baptist, he said, If thou be the Son of God, comI preaching in the wilderness of Judea, mand that these stones he made bread.

2 And saying, Repent ye; for the king- 4 But he answered and said, It is writ. dom of heaven is at hand.

ten, Man shall not live by bread alone, but 3 For this is he that was spoken of by by every word that proceedeth out of the the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of mouth of God. one crying in the wilderness, Prepare yc. 5 Then the devil taketh him up into the the way of the Lord, make his pathsstraight. holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of

4 And the same John had his raiment the temple,

Christ tempted by the devil. CHAP. V. Christ's sermon on the mount.

6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son, were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, and he healed them. He shall give his angels charge concerning 25 And there followed him great multhee: and in their hands they shall bear titudes of people from Galilee, and from thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from against a stone.

Judea, and from beyond Jordan. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again,

CHĂP. V. Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. TA ND seeing the multitudes, he went up

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into A into a mountain: and when he was an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth set, his disciples came unto him. him all the kingdoms of the world, and the 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught glory of them,

them, saying, 9 And saith unto him, All these things 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and theirs is the kingdom of heavens worship me.

4 Blessed are they that nourn: for they 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee shall be comforted. hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt. 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall worship the Lord thy God, and him only inherit the earth. shalt thou serve.

16 Blessed are they which do hunger and 11 Then the devil leaveth bim, and be-thirst after righteousness, for they shall be hold, angels came and ministered unto him. filled. . lii Si.

12 T Now, when Jesus had heard that 7 Blessed are the merciful: for they John was cast into prison, he departed into sball obtain mercy. Galilee;

J 8 Blessed are the pure in beart: for they 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and shall see God. 1 dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the 9 Blessed are the peace-makers : for sea-coast, in the borders of Zabulon and they shall be called the children of God. Nephthalim;

10 Blessed are they which are perse14 That it might be fulfilled which was cuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, the kingdom of heaven.

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land 11 Blessed are ye when men shall revile of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, be- you, and persecute you, and shall say all yond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: manner of evil against you falsely, for my

16 The people which sat in darkness, sake. saw great light; and to them which sat in 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for the region and shadow of death, light is great is your reward in heaven: for so sprung up.

I persecuted they the prophets which were 17 | From that time Jesus began to before you. preach, and to say, Repent; for the king.. 13 Ye are the salt of the earth : but if dom of heaven is at hand.

the salt have lost his savour, wherewith 18 || And Jesus, walking by the sea of shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth good Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a trodden under foot of men. net into the sea ; for they were fishers. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. and I will make you fishers of men.

15 Neitherdo men light a candle, and put 20 And they straightway left their nets, it under a bushel, but on a candlestick: and and followed him.

it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 21 And going on from thence, he saw 16 Let your light so shine before men, other two brethren, James the son of Zebe-that they may see your good works, and dee, and John his brother, in a ship with glorify your father which is in heaven. Zebedee their father, mending their nets : 17 | Think not that I am come to deand he called them."

stroy the law, or the prophets: I am not 22 And they immediately left the ship, come to destroy, but to fulfil. and their father, and followed him. | 18 For verily, I say unto you, Till heaven

23 | And Jesus went about all Galilee, and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in teaching in their synagogues, and preach- no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. ing the gospel of the kingdom, and healing 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one all manner of sickness, and all manner of of these least commandments, and shall disease among the people.

teach men so, he shall be called the least in 24 And his fame went throughout all the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever Syria: and they brought unto him all sick shall do, and teach them, the same shall be people that were taken with divers dis- called great in the kingdom of heaven. eases and torments, and those which were 20 For I say unto you, That except your possessed with devils, and those which righteousness shall exceed the righteousness

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The law expounded.

S. MATTHEW. Of alms and prayer. of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more case enter into the kingdom of heaven. than these cometh of evil.

21 TY bave heard that it was said by 38 | Ye have heard that it hath been them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of tooth. the judgment:

1 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy is angry with his brother without a cause, right cheek, turn to him the other also. shall be in danger of the judgment: and 40 And if any man will sue thee at the whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, law, and take away thy coat, let him bave shall be in danger of the council: but who- thy cloak also. soever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to danger of hell-fire.

go a mile, go with him twain. 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and altar. and there rememberest that thy from him that would borrow of thee, turn brother hath aught against thee,

not thou away. 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, 43 | Ye have heard that it hath been and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and brother, and then come and offer thy gift. hate thine enemy:

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, 44 But I say unto you, Love your enewhile thou art in the way with him ; lest mies, bless them that curse you, do good to at any time the adversary deliver thee to them that hate you, and pray for them which the judge, and the judge deliver thee to despitefully use you, and persecute you; the officer, and thou be cast into prison. | 45 That ye may be the children of your

26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt Father which is in heaven: for he maketh by no means come out thence, till thou hast|bis sun to rise on the evil and on the good, paid the uttermost farthing.

and sendeth rain on the just and on the 27 | Ye have heard that it was said by unjust. them of old time, Thou shalt not commit 46 For if ye love them which love you, adultery:

what reward have ye? do not even the 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever publicans the same? looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, committed adultery with her already in his what do ye more than others do not even heart.

the publicans so? 29 And if thy right eye offend thee,! 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is Father which is in heaven is perfect. profitable for thee that one of thy members

CHAP. VI. . Should perish, and not that thy whole body TAKE heed that ye do not your alms should be cast into hell.

11 before men, to be seen of them: 39 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut otherwise ye have no rewardof your Father it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profit- which is in heaven. able for thee that one of thy members 2 Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, should perish, and not that thy whole body do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the should be cast into hell.

hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall the streets, that they may have glory of put away his wife, let him give her a men. Verily, I say unto you, They have writing of divorcement:

their reward. 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy shall put away his wife, saving for the cause left hand know what thy right hand doeth; of fornication, causeth her to commit adul.! 4 That thine alms may be in secret: tery: and whosoever shall marry her that and thy Father which seeth in secret, himis divorced, committeth adultery. self shall reward thee openly.

33 | Again, ye have heard that it hath 5 [ And when thou prayest, thou shalt been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the Lord thine oaths:

the corners of the streets, that they may 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all: he seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, neither by heaven; for it is God's throne :'They have their reward.

35 Norly the earth ; for it is his foot 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter stool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the into thy closet, and when thou hast shut city of the great King:

thy door, pray to thy Father which is in 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, secret; and thy Father, which seeth in because thou canst not make one hair secret, shall reward thee openly. white or black

7 But when ye pray, use not rain repe37 But let your communication be, Yea, 'titions, as the heathen do: for they think

Of fasting and worldly care. CHAP. VII. Christ exhorts to prayer. that they shall be heard for their much! 27 Which of you by taking thought can speaking.

ladd one cubit unto his stature ? 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them :/ 28 And why take ye thought for raifor your Father knoweth what things yement? Consider the lilies of the field how have need of before ye ask him. they grow; they toil not, neither do they

9 After this manner therefore pray ye : Ispin ; Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed 29 And yet I say unto you, That even be thy name.

Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be like one of these. done in earth as it is in heaven.

| 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the 11 Give us this day our daily bread. grass of the field, which to-day is, and to

12 And forgive us our debts, as we for-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not give our debtors.

much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 13 And lead us not into temptation, but 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, deliver us from evil. For thine is the What shall we eat? or, whatshall we drink? kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? ever. Amen.

| 32 (For after all these things do the Gen14 For, if ye forgive men their tres- tiles seek) for your heavenly Father knowpasses, your heavenly Father will also for-Jeth that ye have need of all these things. give you:

| 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of 15 But, if ye forgive not men their tres-God, and his righteousness, and all these passes, neither will your Father forgive things shall be added unto you. your trespasses.

34 Take therefore no thought for the 16 | Moreover, when ye fast, be not as morrow : for the morrow shall take thought the hypocrites, of a sad countenance : for for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the they disfigure their faces, that they may day is the evil thereof. appear unto men to fast. Verily, I say

CHAP. VII. unto you, They have their reward.

TUDGE not, that ye be not judged. 17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint) 2 For with what judgment ye judge, thy head, and wash thy face ;

ye shall be judged: and with what mea18 That thou appear not unto men, to sure ye mete, it shall be measured to you fast, but unto thy Father, which is in se-Jagain. cret: and thy Father, which seeth in se- 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that cret, shall reward thee openly.

is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures the beam that is in thine own eye? upon earth, where moth and rust dotb cor- 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, rupt, and where thieves break through and Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; steal:

land behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the in heaven, where neither moth nor rust beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt dotb corrupt, and where thieves do not thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of break through nor steal.

thy brother's eye. 21 For where your treasure is, there 6 T Give not that which is holy unto the will your heart be also.

dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before 22 The light of the body is the eye: if swine, lest they trample them under their therefore thine eye be single, thy whole feet, and turn again and rend you. body shall be full of light.

7 | Ask, and it shall be given you ; 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall body shall be full of darkness. If there be opened unto you: fore the light that is in thee be darkuess, 8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; how great is that darkness !

and he thai seeketh, findeth ; and to him 24 T No man can serve two masters : that knocketh, it shall be opened. for either he will hate the one, and love the 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if other; or else he will hold to the one, and his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? despise the other. Ye cannot serve God 10 Or if he ask a fish, will be give him and mammon.

Ja serpent? 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no 11 If ye then being evil know how to thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or give good gifts unto your children, how what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, much more shall your Father which is in what ye shall put on. Is not the life more heaven give good things to them that ask than neat, and the body than raiment? him?

. 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather would that men should do to you, do ye into barns; yet your heavenly Father feed- even so to them: for this is the law and the eththem. Are ye not much better than they?) prophets

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