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Herod's cruelty

John's preaching the house, they saw the young child 2 And saying, Repent ye; for the kingwith Mary his mother, and fell down, dom of heaven is at hand. and worshipped him: and when they 3 For this is he that was spoken of by had opened their treasures, they pre- the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice sented unto him gilts; gold, and frank- of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare incense, and inyrrh.

ye the way of the Lord, make his paths 12 And being warned of God in a straight. dream that they should not return to 4 And the same John had his raiment Herod, they departed into their own of cannel's hair, and a leathern girdle country another way.

about his loins; and his meat was lo 13 And when they were departed, be- custs and wild honey. hold, the angel of the Lord appeareth 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and all Judea, and all the region round and take the young child and his moth about Jordan, er, and flee intoEgypt, and be thou there 6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, unul I bring thee word: for Herod will confessing their sins. seek the young child to destroy him. 7 I But when he saw many of the

14 When he arose, he took the young Plarisees and Sadducees come to his child and his mother by night, and dc- baptism, he said unto them, O genera. parted into Egypt:

tion of vipers, who hath warned you to 15 And was there until the death of Hee from the wrath to come! Herod : that it might be fulfiiled which 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, repentance : saying, Out of Egypt have I called iny 9 And think not to say within yourSon.

selves, We have Abraham to our få. 16 4 Then Herod, when he saw that ther: for I say unto you, that God is he was mocked of the wise men, was able of these stones to raise up children exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and unto Abraham. slew all the children that were in Beth- 10 And now also the axe is laid unto lehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from the root of the trees : therefore every two years old and under, according to tree which bringeth not forth good fruit the time which he had diligently in- is hewn down, and cast into the fire. quired of the wise men.

11 I indeed baptize you with water un17 Then was fulfilled that which was to repentance : but he that cometh after spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, me is mightier thanel, whose shoes I am

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, not worthy to bear : he shall baptize lamentation, and weeping, and great you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire : mourning, Rachel weeping for her chil- 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will dren, and would not be comforted, be thoroughly purge his floor, and gather cause they are not.

his wheat into the garner ; but he will 19. But, when Herod was dead, be burn up the chaff with uniquenchable fire. hold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in 13 I Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young 14 But John forbade him, saying, I child and his moiher, and go into the have need to be baptized of thee, and land of Israel: for they are dead which comest thou to me? sought the young child's life.

15 And Jesus answering said untu him, 21 And he arose, and took the young Suffer it to be so now : for thus it be. child and his inolher, and came into the cometh us to fulfil all righteousness. land of Israel.

Then he suffered him. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, did reign in Judea in the room vt his went up straightway out of the water : father Herod, he was afraid to go thith- and lo,lheheavenswere opened utohim, er: notwithstanding, being warned of and he saw the Spirit of God descending God in a dream, he turned aside into like a dove, and lighting upon him : the parts of Gare :

17 And lo, a voice from heaven, say: 23 And he camar) dwelt in a city ing, This is any beloved Son, in whom i calleil Nazareth : that it might be fill, um well pleased. ed which was spoken by the prophets,

CHAP. IV. He shall be called a Nazarene.

Christ's fasting and templation. CHAP. III. The greaching of John the Baptist. into the wilderness to be tempted I Dose days caine John the Baptist, of the devil.

preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 And when he had lasted forty days


Christ fasteth and is tempted. CHAP. V.

His sermon on the inount and forty nights, he was afterwards a with Zebedee their father, mending their bungered.

nets : and he calleol them. 3 And when the tempter came to him, 22 And they immediately let the ship he said, If thou be the Son of God, com. and their father, and foliowed him. mand that these stones be made bread. 23 1 And Jesus went about all Galilee

4 But he answered and said, It is teaching in their synagogues, written, Man shall not live by bread preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and alone, but by every word that proceed. healing all manner of sickness, and al eth out of the mouth of God.

minner of disease among the people. 5 Then the devil taketh him up into 24 And his fame went throughout al the holy city, and setteth him on a pin- Syria : and they brought unto him ali nacle of the temple,

sick people that were taken with divers 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the diseases and torments, and those which Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is were possessed with devils, and those written, He shall give his angels charge which were lunatic, and those that had concerning thee: and in their hands the palsy; and he healed them. they shall bear thee up, lest at any time 25 And there followed him great mul. thou dash thy foot against a stone. Litudes of people from Galilee, and from 7 Jesiis said unto him, It is written again, Decapolis, and froin Jerusalem, and Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. from Judea, and from beyond Jordan. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up into

CHAP. V. an exceeding high mountain, and shew.

Who are the blessed. eth him all ine kingiloras of the world, ND seeing the multitudes, he went ' and the glory of them;

up into a mountain : and when he 9 And saith unto him, All these things was set, his disciples came unto him. will I give thee, if thou will fall down 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught and worship me.

them, saying, 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit : for thee hence, Satan : for it is written, theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for and him oniy shalt thou serve.

they shall be comforted. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall behold, angels came and ministered inherit the earth. unto him.

6 Blessed are they which do hunger 12 f Now, when Jesus had heard that and thirst after righteousness, for they John was cast into prison, he departed shall be filled. into Galilee ;

7 Blessed are the merciful : for they • 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and shall obtain mercy dwelt in Caperuaum, which is upon the 8 Blessed are ihe pure in heart : for sea-coast, in the borders of Zabulon and they shall see God. Nephthaliin;

9 Biessed are the peace-makers : for 14 That it right be fulfilled wliich was they shall be calied the children of God. spoken hy Esaias the prophet, saying, 10 Blessed are they which are perse

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land cuted for righteousness' sake: for theiry of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, is the king'om of heaven. beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 11 Blessed are ye when men skali re

16 The people which sat in darkness, vile you, and persecute you, and shall saw great light; and to them which sat say all manner of evil against you in the region and shadow of death, light falsely, for my sake. is sprung up.

12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad : for 17 | From that time Jesus began to great is your reward in heaven : for so preach, and to say, Repent; for the persecuted they the prophets which kingdom of heaven is at hand.

were before you. 18 [ And Jesus, walking by the sea of 13 | Ye are the salt of the earth : lut Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon call. ir the salt have lost his favour, whereed Peter, and Andrew his brother,casting with shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth Å net into the sea ; for they were fishers. good for nothing, but to be cast out, and

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, to be trodden under foot of men. and I will make you fishers of men. 14 Ye are the light of the world. A

20 And they straightway left their nets, city that is set on a hill cannot he hij. and followed him.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and ?! And going on from thence, he saw put it under a bushel, but on a candleothie two brethren, James the son of stick: and it giveth light unto all that Zeberdee, and John his brother, in a shiplare in the house.

The law expounded.

Swearing forbidden 16 Let your light so shine before men, 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall that they may see your good works, and put away his wife, let him give her a glorify your Father which is in heaven. writing of divorcement :

17 | Think not that I am come to de- 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever stroy the law, or the prophets : I am shall put away his wife, saving for the not come to destroy, but to fulfil. cause of fornication, causeth her to com.

18 For verily, I say unto you, Till mit adultery: andwhosoever shall marry heaven and earth pass, one jot or one herthat is divorced,committeth adultery. tittle shall in no wise pass froin the law, 33 | Again, ye have heard that it hath till all be fulfilled.

been said by them of old time, Thou 19 Whosoever therefore shall break shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perone of these least commandments, and form unto the l.ord thine oaths : shall teach men so, he shall be called 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all: the least in the kingdom of heaven : but neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: whosoever shall do, and teach them, the 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his foot. came shall be called great in the king. stool : neither by Jerusalem; for it is dom of heaven.

the city of the great King : 20 For I say unto you, That except 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy your righteousness shall exceed the head, because thou canst not make one righteousness of the scribes and Phari. hair white or black. sees, ye shall in no case enter into the 37 But let your communication be, kingdom ot'heaven.

Yea, yea; Nay, nuy: for whatsoever is 21 [ Ye have heard that it was said by more than these cometh of evi). them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; 38 1 Ye have heard that it hath been said, and whosoever shall kill, shall be in dan. An eye for an eye,and a tooth for a tooth. ger of the judgment :

39 But I say unto you, That ye resist 22 But I say unto you, That whoso. not evil : but whosoever shall smite theo ever is angry with his brother without on thy right cheek, turn to him the other a cause, shall be in danger of the judg- also. ment: and whosoever shall say in his 40 And if any man will sue thee at the brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the law, and take away thy coat, let him council : but whosoever shall say, Thou have thy cloak also. fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire. 41 And whosoever shall compel theo 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to to go a mile, go with him twain. the altar, and there rememberest that 42 Give to him that asketh thee, and thy brother hath aught against thee, from him that would borrow of thee,

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

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, hate thine enemy : while thou art in the way with him ; lest 44 But I say unto you, Love your ene. at any time the adversary deliver thee mies, bless them that curse you, do good to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to them that hate yon, and pray for them to the officer,and thou be cast into prison. which despitefully use you, and perse

26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt cute you ; by no means come out thence, till thou 45 That ye may be the children of nast paid the uttermost farthing. your Father which is in heaven : for 27 † Ye have heard that it was said by he maketh his sun to rise on the evil them of old une, Thou shalt not com- and on the good, and sendeth rain on mit adultery :

the just and on the unjust. 28 But I say unto you, Tbet whoso. 46 For if ye love them which love you, ever looketh on a woman co lust after what reward have ye? do not even tho her, hath committed adv.itery with her publicans the same? already in his heart.

47. And if ye salute your brethren only, 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, what do ye more than others? do not pluck it out, and cast it from thee for even the publicans so? It is profitable for thee that one of thy 49 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your members should perish, and not that thy Father which is in heaven is perfect. whole body should be cast into hell.

CHAP. VI. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, Alms, prayers, forgiveness, &c. et piroft and cast hit from thee: for TAKE Peedorebate nono bene xour ineinbers should perish, and not that them: otherwise ye have no reward of thy whole body should be cast into hell. your Father which is in heaven.

Christ continueth his sermon. CHAP. VII.

OJ worldly care 2 Therefore, when thou doest thine in heaven, where neither moth nor rust alms, do not sound a trumpet before doth corrupt, and where thieves do not thee, as the hypocrites do, in the syna- break through nor steal. gogues, and in the streets, that they 21 For where your treasure is, there may have glory of men. , Verily, I say will your heart be also. unto you, They have their reward. 22 The light of the body is the eye: if

3 But when thou doest alms, let not therefore thine eye be single, thy whole thy left hand know what thy right hand body shall be full of light. doeth;

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole 4 'That thine alms may be in secret : body shall be full of darkness. If there and thy Father which seeth in secret, fore the light that is in thee be darkness, himself shall reward thee openly. how great is that darkness !

5 1 And when thou prayest, thou shalt 24 T No man can serve two masters: not be as the hypocrites are : for they for either he will hate the one, and love love to pray standing in the synagogues, the other; or else he will hold to the anl in the corners of the streets, that one, and despise the other. Ye cannot they may be seen of men. Verily, I say serve God and mammon. unto you, They have their reward. 25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter thought for your life, what ye shall eat, into thy closet, and when thou hast shut or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your thy door, pray to thy Father which is body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life in secret; and thy Father, which seeth more than meat, and the body than in secret, shall reward thee openly. raiment?

7 But when ye pray, use not vain 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they repetitions, as the heathen do: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor think that they shall be heard for their gather into barns; yet your heavenly much speaking.

Father feedeth them. Are ye not niuch 8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: better than they? for your Father knoweth what things 27 Which of you by taking thought can ye have need of before ye ask him. add one cubit unto his stature? 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: 28 And why take ye thought for rai. Our Father which art in heaven, Hal- ment? Consider the lilies of the field lowed be thy name.

how they grow; they toil not, neither 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be do they spin; done in earth as it is in heaven.

29 And yet I say unto you, That even 11 Give us this day our daily bread. Solomon in all his glory was not array. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we for- ed like one of these. give our debtors.

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass 13 And lead us not into temptation, of the field, which to-day is, and to-mor. but deliver us from evil. For thine is row is cast into the oven, shall he not the kingdom, and the power, and the much mure clothe you, ye oflittle faith? glory, for ever. Amen.

31 Therefore take no thought, saying, 14 For, if ye forgive men their tres. What shall we eat? or, what shall we passes, your heavenly Father will also drink? or, wherewithal shall we be forgive you:

clothed ? 15 But, if ye forgive not men their 32 (For after all these things do the traspasses, neither will your Father for. Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father give your trespasses.

knoweth that ye have need of all these 16 | Moreover, when ye fast, be not things. as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, for they disfigure their faces, that they and his righteousness, and all these may appear unto men to fast. Verily, things shall be added unto you. 1 say unto you, They have their reward. 34 Take therefore no thought for the

17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint morrow: for the morrow shall take thy head, and wash thy face;

thought for the things of itself. Sufi18 That thou appear not unto men, to cient unto the day is the evil thereof. fast, but unto thy Father, which is in

CHAP. VII. secret ; and thy Father, which seeth in Christ endeth his sermon. secret, shall reward thee openly.

JUDGE not, that ye he not judged. 19 1 Lay not up for yourselves treås. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ures upon earth, where moth and rust ye shall be judged: and with what doth corrupt, and where thieves break measure ye mete, it shall be measured through and steal :

to you again. 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures 3 And why beholdert thou the mote that


Concerning fasse prophets S. MATTHEW.

The leper cleansed Is in thy brother's eye, but considerest thy name? and in thy name have cust not the beam that is in thine own eye? out devils ? and in thy name done many + Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, wonderful works? Let me pull out the mote out of thine 23 And then will I profess unto them, . rye; and behold,' a beam is in thine I never knew you: depart fron me, ye cwr.eye?

that work iniquity. 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the 24 Thert fore, whosoever heareth heam out of thine own eye; and then these sayings of mine, and doeth them, shalt thou see clearly to cast out the I will liken him unto a wise man, which mote out of thy brother's eye.

built his house upon a rock : 61 Give not that which is holy unto the 25 And the rain descended, and the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before foods came, and the winds blew, and swine, lest they trample thein under beat upon that house; and it tell not: their feet, and turn again and rend you. for it was founded upon a rock.

7 || Ask, and it shall le giver you; 26 And every one that heareth these seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it sayings of mine, and doeth their not, shall be opened unto you:

shall be likened unto a foolish man, 8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; which built his house upon the sand : and he that seeketh, findeth ; and to 27 And the rain descended, and the him that knocketh, it shall be opened. itloods came, and the winds blew, and

9 Or what man is there of you, whom beat upon that house; and it fell: and If his son ask bread, will he give him a great was the fall of ií. stone ?

28 And it came to pass when Jesus had 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him ended these sayings, the people were a serpent ?

astonished at his doctrine. 11 If ye then being evil know how 10 29 For he taught them as one having give good gifts unto your children, how authority, and not as the scribes. inuch more shall your Father which is

CHAP. VIII. in heaven give good things to them that

Christ's miracles. ask him?

WHEN he was come down from the 12 Therefore all things whatsoever yo mountain, great multitudes fol. would that men should do to you, do ye lowed him.even so to them: for this is the law and 2 And behold, there came a leper and the prophets.

worshipped him, sayiny, Lord, if thou 131 Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wilt, thou canst make me clean. wide is the gate, and broad is the way, 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and that leadeth to destruction, and many touched him, saying, I will; be thou there be which go in thereat:

cleari. And immediately his leprosy 14 Because, strait is the gate, and nar- was cleansed. row is the way, which leadeth unto life, 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou and few there be that find it.

tell no man; but go thy way, shew thy. 15 | Beware of false prophets, which self to the priest, and offer the gift that come to you in sheep's clothing, but in. Moses commanded, for a testimony uni wardly they are ravening wolves. to them. 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits : 5 | And when Jesus was entered into Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs Capernaum, ihere came unto him a cenof thistles ?

turion, beseeching him, 17 Even so every good tree bringeth o And saying, Lord, my servant lieth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree at home sick of the palsy, grievously bringeth forth evil fruit.

tormented. 18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil 7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring come and heal him. forth good fruit.

8 The centurion answered and said, 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth Lord, I am not worthy that thou should good fruit is hewn down, and cast into est come under my roof: but speak the the fire.

word only, and my servant shall be 20 Wherefore, by their fruits ye shall healed. know them.

9 For I am a man under authority, 21 | Not every one that saith untome, having soldiers under me: and I say to Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom this man, Go, and he goeth ; and to an. of heaven; but he that doeth the will or other, Come, and he cometh; and to my my Father which is in heaven.

servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 22 Many will say to me in that day, 10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in and said to them that followed, Verily

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