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CHAPTER III III Iohn preach- N those daies came Iohn the Baptist, preaching in the wildereth: his office :

nesse of Iudea, and saying, Repent yee: for the kingdome of life, and Baptisme.

heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the Prophet Esaias, saying,

The voyce of one crying in the wildernes,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord,

Make his paths straight.
And the same lohn had his raiment of camels haire, and a leatherne
girdle about his loynes, and his meate was locusts and wilde hony.
Then went out to him Hierusalem, and all Iudea, and all the
region round about Iordane, and were baptized of him in Iordane,

confessing their sinnes. He repre

But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come hendeth the

to his Baptisme, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who Pharises,

hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance. And thinke not to say within your selves, Wee have Abraham to our father: For I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is layd unto the root of the trees : Therefore every tree which bringeth not foorth good fruite, is hewen downe, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that commeth after mee, is mightier then I, whose shooes I am not worthy to beare, hee shall baptize you with the holy Ghost, and with fire. Whose fanne is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floore, and gather his wheat into the garner: but wil burne up the chaffe

with unquenchable fire. and baptizeth Then commeth Iesus from Galilee to Iordane, unto Iohn, to be Christ in Iordane.

baptized of him: but Iohn forbade him, saying, I have need to bee baptized of thee, and commest thou to me? And Iesus answering, said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becommeth us to fulfill all righteousnesse. Then he suffered him. And Iesus, when hee was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and loe, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him. And loe, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Sonne, in whom I am well pleased.




IIII THEN was Iesus led up of the Spirit into the wildernesse, to Christ fasteth,

bee tempted of the devill. “And when hee had fasted and is tempted.

forty dayes and forty nights, hee was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, hee said, If thou be the sonne of God, command that these stones bee made bread. 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. Then the devill taketh him up into the holy Citie, and setteth him on a pinacle of the Temple, and saith unto him, If thou bee the Sonne of God, cast thy selfe downe: For it is written,

He shall give his Angels charge concerning thee,
And in their handes they shall beare thee up,

Lest at any time thou dash thy foote against a stone. Iesus said unto him, It is written againe, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Againe the Devill taketh him up into an exceeding high mountaine, and sheweth him all the kingdomes of the world, and the glory of them: and saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall downe and worship me. Then saith Iesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him onely shalt thou serve. Then the devill leaveth him, and behold, Angels The Angels came and ministred unto him.


to him. Now when Iesus had heard that Iohn was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee. And leaving Nazareth, he came and Hee dwelleth dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the Sea coast, in the borders in Capernaum, of Zabulon and Nephthali: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the Prophet, saying,

The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthali,
By the way of the Sea beyond Iordane,
Galilee of the Gentiles :
The people which sate in darkenesse,
Saw great light:
And to them which sate in the region and shadow of death,

Light is sprung up. From that time Iesus began to preach, and to say, Repent, for beginneth the kingdome of heaven is at hand.

to preach, And Iesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, calleth Peter, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the and Andrew, Sea (for they were fishers) And he saith unto them, Follow mee: and I will make you fishers of men. And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, hee

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CHAPTER sawe other two brethren, lames the sonne of Zebedee, and Iohn

IIII his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their Iames, and nets: and he called them. And they immediatly left the shippe Iohn: and their father, and followed him. and healeth all And Iesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their Synagogues, the diseased.

and preaching the Gospel of the kingdome, and healing all maner of sickenesse, and all maner of disease among the people. And his fame went thorowout all Syria : and they brought unto him all sicke people that were taken with diverse diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunaticke, and those that had the palsie, and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes of people, from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Hierusalem, and from Iudea, and from beyond Iordane.

CHAPTER V Christ begin- ND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountaine : and neth his Sermon

when he was set, his disciples came unto him. And he in the Mount:

opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, declaring who Blessed are the poore in spirit: for theirs is the kingdome of are blessed,

Blessed are they that mourne : for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meeke: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which doe hunger and thirst after righteousnesse : for they shall be filled.

Blessed are the mercifull: for they shall obtaine mercie.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers : for they shall bee called the children of God.

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousnesse sake: for theirs is the kingdome of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you,

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say all manner of evill against you falsly for my sake. Reioyce, and be exceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven: For so persecuted they the

Prophets which were before you. who are the salt Yee are the salt of the earth : But if the salt have lost his savour, of the earth, wherewith shall it be salted ? It is thenceforth good for nothing, the light of but to be cast out, and to be troden under foote of men.

Yee are the world, the light of the world. A citie that is set on an hill, cannot be hid. the citie on an hill,

Neither doe men light a candle, and put it under a bushell : but the candle:

on a candlesticke, and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good workes, and glorifie your father which is in heaven.

Thinke not that I am come to destroy the lawe or the Prophets. CHAPTER I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto V you, Till heaven and earth passe, one iote or one title, shall in no that he came to wise passe from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therfore fulfill the Law: shall breake one of these least commaundements, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdome of heaven : but whosoever shall doe, and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdome of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousnesse shall exceede the righteousnesse of the Scribes and Pharisees, yee shall in no case enter into the kingdome of heaven.

Yee have heard, that it was saide by them of old time, Thou what it is shalt not kill: and, Whosoever shall kill, shalbe in danger of the to kill, iudgement. But I


that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the Iudgement: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Racha, shal be in danger of the counsell: but whosoever shall say, Thou foole, shalbe in danger of hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there remembrest that thy brother hath ought against thee: leave there thy gift before the altar, and goe thy way, first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversarie quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him : least at any time the adversarie deliver thee to the iudge, and the iudge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, thou shalt by no meanes come out thence, till thou hast payd the uttermost farthing.

Yee have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou to commit shalt not commit adulterie. But I say unto you, That whoso-adulterie, ever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adulterie with her already in his heart. And if thy right eie offend thee, plucke 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. 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 perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. It hath beene said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement. But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery : and whosoever shall marie her that is divorced, committeth adulterie.

Againe, yee have heard that it hath beene said by them of old to sweare: time, Thou shalt not forsweare thy selfe, but shalt performe unto the Lord thine othes. But I say unto you, Sweare not at all,

CHAPTER neither by heaven, for it is Gods throne: nor by the earth, for it V is his footstoole : neither by Hierusalem, for it is the citie of the

great king. Neither shalt thou sweare by thy head, because thou canst not make one haire white or blacke. But let your communication bee Yea, yea : Nay, nay: For whatsoever is more then

these, commeth of evill. Exhorteth to Yee have heard that it hath beene said, An eie for an eie, suffer wrong,

and a tooth for a tooth. But I say unto you, that yee resist not evill: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheeke, turne to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coate, let him have thy cloake also. And whosoever shall compell thee to goe a mile, goe with him twaine. Give to him that asketh thee: and from him that would borrow of thee, turne not thou away.

Yee have heard, that it hath beene said, Thou shalt love thy to love even neighbour, and hate thine enemie: but I say unto you, Love your our enemies, enemies, blesse them that curse you, doe good to them that hate

you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you : that yee .may be the children of your father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sunne to rise on the evill and on the good, and sendeth raine on the iust, and on the uniust. For if yee love them which love you, what reward have yee? Doe not even the Publicanes the same? And if yee salute your brethren only,

what do you more then others ? Doe not even the Publicanes so ? and to labour Be yee therefore perfect, even as your father, which is in heaven, nesse. is perfect.

CHAPTER VI Christ continu. TAKE heed that yee doe not your almes before men, to bee eth his Sermon

seene of them : otherwise yee have no reward of your in the Mount, speaking of

father which is in heaven. Therefore, when thou doest almes, thine almes, doe not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites

doe, in the Synagogues, and in the streetes, that they may have glory of men. Verily, I say unto you, they have their reward. But when thou doest almes, let not thy left hand know, what thy right doeth: that thine almes may be in secret: And thy father

which seeth in secret, himselfe shall reward thee openly. prayer,

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the Synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seene of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy doore, pray to thy father which is in secret, and thy father which seeth in secret,


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