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Luke vi. 12–16. and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named Apostles :

14 Simon, whom he also named Peter, and Andrew his brother;

James

and John;

Philip and Bartholomew;

15 Matthew and Thomas ;

James the son of Alpheus, and Simon called Zelotes;

16 And Judas the brother of James;

and Judas Iscariot, which also was the traitor.

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THE SERMON ON THE PLAIN.

Luke vi. 17-26. 17 And he came down with filled.

22 Blessed are ye

when them and stood in the plain* ; men shall hate you, and when and the company of his disci- they shall separate you from ples, and a great multitude of their company, and shall repeople out of all Judea and proach you, and cast out your Jerusalem, and from the sea name as evil, for the Son of coasts of Tyre and Sidon, man's sake. 23 Rejoice ye in which came to hear him, and that day, and leap for joy: for, to be healed of their diseases ; behold, your reward is great in 18 and they that were vexed

heaven: for in the like manner with unclean spirits : and they did their fathers unto the prowere healed. 19 And the whole phets. 24 But woe unto you multitude sought to touch him: that are rich! for ye have refor there went virtue out of ceived your consolation. 25 Woe him, and healed them all. unto you that are full! for ye 20 And he lifted up

his
eyes on

shall hunger. Woe unto you his disciples, and said, Blessed that laugh now! for ye shall be ye poor : for your's is the mourn and weep. kingdom of God.

Blessed are

unto you, when all men shall ye that

weep now: for shall speak well of you! for so did laugh. 21 Blessed are ye that their fathers to the false prohunger now: for ye shall be phets.

26 Woe

ye

SECTION X
THE LAWS OF CHRISTIAN LOVE.

Luke vi. 27-38. 27 But I

which 28 bless them that curse you, hear, Love your enemies, do and pray for them which good to them which hate you ; despitefully use you.

say
unto
you

29 And

* See Vol. Ministry, p. 62.

36 Be ye

Luke vi. 27-38. unto him that smiteth thee on as much again. 35 But love ye the one cheek, offer also the

your enemies, and do good, other; and him that taketh and lend, hoping for nothing away thy cloke, forbid not to

again; and

your reward shall take thy coat also.

30 Give to

be great, and ye shall be the every man that asketh of thee; children of the Highest: for and of him that taketh away he is kind unto the unthankful thy goods, ask them not again. and to the evil. 31 And as ye would that men therefore merciful, as your should do to you, do ye also to Father also is merciful. them likewise.

37 Judge not, and ye shall not be love them which love you, judged : condemn not, and ye what thank have ye? for sin- shall not be condemned: forners also love those that love

give, and ye shall be forgiven: them. 33 And if ye do good 38 give, and it shall be given to them which do good to you,

unto you: good measure, what thank have ye? for sin- pressed down, and shaken toners also do even the same. gether, and running over, shall 34 And if ye lend to them, of men give into your bosom. whom ye hope to receive, what For with the same measure thank have ye? for sinners that ye mete withal, it shall be also lend to sinners, to receive measured to you again,

32 For if ye

SECTION XI.

LAWS OF SELF-CONDUCT.

Luke vi. 39-49. 39 And he spake a parable fect, shall be as his master. unto them, Can the blind lead 41 And why beholdest thou the the blind ? shall they not both mote that is in thy brother's fall into the ditch?

eye, but perceivest not the disciple is not above his mas- beam that is in thine own ter: but every one that is per- eye? 42 Either how canst thou Luke vi. 39-49. say to thy brother, Brother, abundance of the heart his let me pull out the mote that

40 The

mouth speaketh. is in thine eye, when thou 46 And why call ye me, thyself beholdest not the beam Lord, Lord, and do not the that is in thine own eye? things which I say? 47 WhoThou hypocrite, cast out first soever cometh to me and hearthe beam out of thine own eth my sayings, and doeth eye, and then shalt thou see them, I will shew you to clearly to pull out the mote whom he is like. 48 He is like that is in thy brother's eye. a man which built an house, 43 For a good tree bringeth and digged deep, and laid the not forth corrupt fruit: neither foundation on a rock: and doth a corrupt tree bring forth when the flood arose, the good fruit. 41 For every tree is

stream beat vehemently upon known by his own fruit. For of that house, and could not thorns men do not gather figs, shake it: for it was founded nor of a bramble bush gather upon a rock. 49 But he that they grapes. 45 A good man, heareth and doeth not, is like out of the good treasure of a man that without a foundahis heart, bringeth forth that tion, built an house upon the which is good : and an evil earth, against which the stream man out of the evil treasure did beat vehemently, and imof his heart, bringeth forth mediately it fell, and the ruin that which is evil : for of the of that house was great.

SECTION XII.

THE CENTURION'S SERVANT *.

Matt. viii. 5—13.

Luke vii, 1–10. * Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience

* See Vol. Ministry, pp. 85, 86.

Matt. viii, 5-13.

5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum,

Luke vii, 1–10. of the people, he entered into Capernaum.

2 And a certain centurion's servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die.

3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him, that he would come and heal his servant.

there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,

6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.

4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this.

5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue.

7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

was

8 The centurion

answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof:

6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he now not far from the house, the centurion

sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself, for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof.

7 Wherefore neither thought

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