84 But I say unto you, Swear

CHAP. VÌ. not at all: neither by heaven; for Christ's sermon continued. it is God's throne: 35. Nor by the earth; for it is his TAKE heed that ye do not your

, footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for of them; otherwise ye have no reit is the city of the great King: ward of your Father which is in

36 Neither shalt thou swear by heaven. thy head; because thou canst not 2 Therefore, when thou doest make one hair white or black. thine alms, do not sound a trumpet

37 But let your communication before thee, as the hypocrites do in be, Yea, yea ; Nay, nay: for what the synagogues, and in the streets, soever is more than these cometh that they may have glory of men. of evil.

Verily I say unto you, They have 38 | Ye have heard that it hath their reward. been said, An eye for an eye, and 3 But when thou doest alms, let a tooth for a tooth:

not thy left hand know what thy 39 But I say unto you, That ye right hand doeth ; resist not evil; but whosoever shall 4 That thine alms may be in sesmite thee on thy right cheek, turn cret: and thy Father, which seeth to him the other also.

in secret, himself shall reward thee 40 And if any man will sue thee openly: at the law, and take away thy coat, 51 And when thou prayest, thou tet hiin hare thy cloak also. shalt not be as the hypocrites are.

41 And whosoever shall compel for they love to pray standing in thee to go a mile, go with him the synagogues, and in the corners twain.

of the streets, that they may be seen 42 Give to him that asketh thee; of men. Verily I say unto you, and from him that would borrow they have their reward. of thee turn not thou away.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, 43 | Ye have heard that it hath enter into thy closet; and, when been said, Thou shalt love thy neigh- thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy hour, and hate thine enemy:

Father which is in secret; and thy 44 But I say unto you, Love your Father, which seeth in secret, shall cnemies, bless them that curse you, reward thee openly. do good to them that hate


and 7 But when ye pray, use not vain pray for them which despitefully use repetitions, as the heathen do: for you, and persecute you;

they think that they shall be heard 45 That ye may be the children for their much speaking. of your Father which is in heaven: 8 Be not ye, therefore, like unto for he maketh his sun to rise on them: for your Father knoweth the evil and on the good, and send-what things ye have need of before eth rain on the just and on the ye ask him. unjust.

9 After this manner, therefore, 46 For if ye love them which pray ye: Our Father which art in love you, what reward have ye? do heaven, Hallowed be thy name. not even the publicans the same? 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will

47 And if ye salute your broth- be done in earth, as it is in heaven. ren only, what do ye more than 11 Give us this day our daily others? do not even the publicans bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even we forgive our debtors. as your Father which is in heaven 13 And lead us not into temptais perfect.

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thine is the kingdom, and the power, 26 Behold the fowls of the air: and the glory, for ever. Amen. for they sow not, neither do they

14 ! For if ye forgive men their reap, nor gather into barns; yet trespasses, your heavenly Father your heavenly Father feedeth them. will also forgive you:

Are ye not much better than they? 15 But if ye forgive not men 27° Which of you, by taking their trespasses, neither will your thought, can add one cubit unto Father forgive your trespasses.

his stature ? 16 | Moreover, when ye fast, 28 And why take ye thought for be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad raiment? Consider the lilies of the countenance: for they disfigure their field how they grow: they toil not, faces, that they may appear unto neither do they spin ; men to fast. Verily I say unto you, 29 And yet I say unto you, that they have their reward.

even Solomon, in all his glory, was 17 But thou, when thou fastest, not arrayed like one of these. anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe

18 That thou appear not unto the grass of the field, which to-day men to fast, but unto thy Father is, and to-morrow is cast into the which is in secret: and thy Father, oven, shall he not much more clothe which seeth in secret, shall reward you, O ye of little faith? thee openly.

31 Therefore take no thought, 19 1 Lay not up for yourselves saying, What shall we eat? or, What treasures upon earth, where moth shall we drink? or, Wherewithal and rust doth corrupt, and where shall we be clothed? thieves break through and steal: 32 (For after all these things do

20 But lay up for yourselves trea- the Gentiles seek;) for your heasures in heaven, where neither moth venly Father knoweth that ye have nor rust doth corrupt, and where need of all these things. thieves do not break through nor 33 But seek ye first the kingdom stcal.

of God, and his righteousness; and 21 For where your treasure is, all these things shall be added unto there will your heart be also.

you. 22 | The light of the body is the 34 Take, therefore, no thought eye: if, therefore, thine eye be for the morrow: for the morrow single, thy whole body shall be full shall take thought for the things of of light.

itself. Sufficient unto the day 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy the evil thereof. whole body shall be full of dark

CHAP. VII. ness. If, therefore, the light that is Christ endeth his sermon, &c. in thee be darkness, how great is


UDGE not, that ye be not judgthat darkness!

ed. 24 | No man can serve two mas ? For with what judgment ye ters: 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 mammon.

mote that is in thy brother's eye, 25 Therefore I say unto you, but considerest not the beam that Take no thought for your life, what is in thine own eye? ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy nor yet for your body, what ye shall brother, Let me pull out the mote put on.

Is not the life more than out of thine eye; and, behold, a meat, and the body than raiment? | beam is in thine own eye?

5 Thou hypocrite! first cast out 19 Every tree that briogeth not the beam out of thine own eye; forth good fruit is hewn down, and and then shalt thou see clearly to cast into the fire. cast out the mute out of thy bro 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye ther's eye.

shall know them. 69 Give not that which is holy 21 | Not every one that saith unto the dogs, neither cast ye your unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter pearls before swine, lest they tram- into the kingdom of heaven; but he ple them under their feet, and turn that doeth the will of my Father again and rend you.

which is in heaven. 71 Ask, and it shall be given 22 Many will say to me in that you; seek, and ye shall find; knuck, day, Lord, Lord, have we not proand it shall be opened unto you: phesied in thy name? and in thy

8 For every one that asketh, re- name have cast out devils? and in ceiveth; and he that seeketh, find thy name done many wonderful eth; and to him that knocketh, it works? shall be opened.

23 And then will I profess unto 9 Or what man is there of you, them, I never knew you: depart whom, if his son ask bread, will be from me, ye that work iniquity. give him a stone ?

24 1 Therefore, whosoever hear10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give eth these sayings of mine, and doeth liim a serpent?

them, I will liken him unto a wise 11 If ye then, being evil, know man, which built his house upon a how to give good gifts unto your rock: children, how much more shall your 25 And the rain descended, and l'ather which is in heaven give good the floods came,

and the winds things to them that ask him? blew, and beat upon that house ;

12 Therefore all things whatso- and it fell not: for it was founded ever ye

would that men should do upon a rock.

do ye even so to them: for 26 And every one that heareth this is the law and the prophets. these sayings of mine, and doeth

131 Enter ye in at the strait gate: them not, shall be likened unto a for wide is the gate, and broad is foolish man, which built his house the

way, that leadeth to destruction, upon the sand : and many there be which go in 27 And the rain descended, and thereat:

the floods came, and the winds 14 Because strait is the gate, blew, and beat upon that house ; and narrow is the way, which lead- and it fell: and great was the fall eth unto life, and few there be that of it. find it.

28 | And it came to pass, when 151 Beware of false prophets, Jesus had ended these sayings, the which come to you in sheep's cloth people were astonished at his docing, but inwardly they are ravening trine; wolves.

29 For he taught them as one 16 Ye shall know them by their having authority, and not as the fruits. Do men gather grapes of scribes. thorns, or figs of thistles ?

CHAP. VIII. 17 Even so, every good tree Christ cleanseth a leper, &c. bringeth forth good fruit; but a cor


THEN he was come down from rupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. the mountain, great multi

18 A good tree cannot bring forth tudes followed him. evil fruit; neither can a corrupt tree 2 And, behold, there came a bring forth good fruit.

leper, and worshipped him, saying,

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Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make 15 And he touched hör hand, and me clean.

the fever left her: and she arose, 3 And Jesus put forth his hand and ministered unto them. and touched him, saying, I will; he 16 F When the even was come, thou clean. And immediately his they brought unto him many that leprosy was cleansed.

were possessed with devils: and he 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See cast out the spirits with his word, thou tell no man; but go thy way, and healed all that were sick; shew thyself to the priest, and offer 17 That it might be fulfilled which the gift that Moses commanded, for was spoken by Esaias the prophet, a testimony unto them.

saying, Himself took our infirmities, 5 And when Jesus was en- and bare our sicknesses. tered into Capernaum, there came 18 | Now, when Jesus saw great unto him a centurion, beseeching multitudes about him, he gave com. him,

mandment to depart unto the other 6 And saying, Lord, my servant side. lieth at home sick of the palsy, 19 And a certain scribe came, and grievously tormented.

said unto him, Master, I will follow 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I thee whithersoever thou goest. will come and heal him.

20 And Jesus saith unto him, The 8 The centurion answered and foxes have holes, and the birds of said, Lord, I am not worthy that the air have nests; but the Son of thou shouldest come under my roof: man hath not where to lay his head, but speak the word only, and my 21 And another of his disciples servant shall be healed.

said unto him, Lord, suffer me first 9 For I am a man under au- to go and bury my father. thority, having soldiers under me: 22 But Jesus said unto him, Foland I say to this man, Go, and he low me; and let the dead bury their goeth; and to another, Come, and dead. he cometh ; and to my servant, Do. 23 | And when he was entered inthis, and he doeth it.

to a ship,his disciples followed him. 10 When Jesus heard it, he mar 24 And, behold, there arose a velled, and said to them that follow-great tempest in the sea, insomuch ed, Verily I say unto you, I have that the ship was covered with the not found so great faith, no, not in waves: but he was asleep. 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, 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 cen- that even the winds and the sea turion, Go thy way; and as thou obey him! hast believed, so be it done unto 28 I And when he was come to thee. And his servant was healed the other side, into the country of in the self-same hour.

the Gergesenes, there met him two 14 1 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 way,

20 And, behold, they cried out, i & But when the multitude sair saying, What have we to do with it,they marvelled, and glorified God, thee, Jesus, thou Son of God ? art which had given such power unto thou come hitner to torment us men. before the time?

9 | And, as Jesus passed forth 30 And were was a good way off from thence, he saw a man, named froin them a herd of many swine Matthew, sitting at the receipt of feeding

custom: and he saith unto him, 31 Šo the devils besought him, Follow me. And he arose, and saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us followed hiin. to go away into the herd of swine. 10 1 And it came to pass, as

32 And he said unto tbem, Go. Jesus sat at meat in the house, beAnd when they were come out, they hold, many publicans and sinners went into the herd of swine; and, came and sat down with him and behold, the whole herd of swine ran his disciples. violently down a steep place into 11 And when the Pharisees saw the sea, and perished in the waters. it,they said unto his disciples, Why

33 And they that kept them fled, eateth your Master with publicans and went their ways into the city,and and sinners? told every thing; and what was be 12 But when Jesus heard that, fallen to the possessed of the devils. he said unto them, They that be

34 And, behold, the whole city whole need not a physician, but came out to meet Jesus; and, when they that are sick. i they saw him, they besought him 13 But go ye and learn what that that he would depart out of their meaneth, I will have mercy, and coasts.

not sacrifice: for I am not come to CHAP. IX.

call the righteous, but sinners to Christ cureth one sick of the palsy. repentance.

ND he entered ship, and 14 1 Then came to him the disown eity.

and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy 2 And, behold, they brought to disciples fast not ? him a man sick of the palsy, lying 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can on a bed: and Jesus, seeing their the children of the bride-chamber faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, mourn as long as the bride-groom is Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be with them? but the days will come, forgiven thee.

when the bride-groom shall be taken 3 And, behold, certain of the from them, and then shall they fast. scribes said within themselves, This 16 No man putteth a piece of new man blasphemeth.

cloth unto an old garment; for that 4 And Jesus, knowing their which is put in to fill it up taketh thoughts, said, Wherefore think ye from the garment, and the rent is evil in your hearts ?

made worse. 5 For whether is easier to say, 17 Neither do men put new wine Thy sins be forgiven thee; or to into old bottles; else the bottles say, Arise and walk ?

break, and the wine runneth out, 6 But that ye may know that the and the bottles perish: but they put Son of man hath power on earth to new wine into new bottles, and both forgive sins, (then saith he to the are preserved. sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up 18 [ While he spake these things thy bed, and go unto thine house. unto them, behold, there came acer

7 And he arose, and departed to tain ruler, and worshipped him, sayhis house.

ing, My daughter is even now dear:

A pabbed aster, and came into this ciples of John, saying, "why de

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