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Herod's cruelty

S. MATTHEW.

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 had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

4 And the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was lo custs and wild honey.

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and all Judea, and as 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, until I bring thee word: for Herod will confessing their sins.

seek the young child to destroy him. 7 But when he saw many of the 14 When he arose, he took the young Pharisees and Sadducees come to his child and his mother by night, and de-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 flee from the wrath to come?

Herod that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my Son.

8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our fa ther: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and 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 unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, 19 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, 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 unquenchable fire. hold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.

21 And he arose, and took the young child and his inother, and came into the land of Israel.

13 T Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now for thus it be. cometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Ga": 23 And he care and dwelt in a citying, This is iny beloved Son, in whom I called Nazareth: that it might be fulfill-um well pleased. ed which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo,theheavens were opened untobim, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 And lo, a voice from heaven, say

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CHAP. III.

The preaching of John the Baptist. IN N those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea,]

CHAP. IV.

Christ's fasting and templation. TH THEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty days

Christ fasteth and is tempted.

and forty nights, he was afterwards a hungered.

3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is teaching in their synagogues, and 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 all eth out of the mouth of God. manner of disease among the people.

5 Then the devil taketh him up into 24 And his fame went throughout all the holy city, and setteth him on a pin-Syria: and they brought unto him all uncle of the temple, sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdongs of the world, and the glory of them;

25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan. CHAP. V.

His sermon on the mount.

CHAP. V.
with Zebedee their father, mending their
nets: and he called them.

22 And they immediately left the ship,
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23 ¶ And Jesus went about all Galilee,

9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

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Now, when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the gea-coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim;

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: 11 Blessed are ye when men shall re16 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 great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

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17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Who are the blessed.

AND seeing the muititudes, he went

into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him. 2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

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21 And going on from thence, he saw two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness. for they shall be filled.

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9 Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the children of God. 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of 13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon call-if the salt have lost his favour, whereed Peter, and Andrew his brother,casting with shall it be salted? it is thenceforth & net into the sea; for they were fishers. good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick: and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.

The law expounded.

S. MATTHEW. 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 destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.

18 For verily, I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot er one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

32 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 marry her that isdivorced,committeth adultery. 33 ¶ Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:

19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and 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 kingdom of heaven.

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil. 38 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye,and a tooth for a tooth. 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist 22 But I say unto you, That whoso- not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee 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.

21 ¶ Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment:

41 And whosoever shall compel thes to go a mile, go with him twain.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.

ment: and whosoever shall say to 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 in danger of hell-fire. 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy orother,and then come and offer thy gift. 25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. 26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou nast paid the uttermost farthing.

43 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy:

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and perse cute you;

27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old ume, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adeitery with her already in his heart.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

49 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. CHAP. VI.

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck 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. 30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it

Alms, prayers, forgiveness, &c. TAKE heed that you do not your

is profitable for thee that one of thy alms before men, to be seen of members 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.

Of 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. 3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth;

22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If there fore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!

4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.

5 ¶ And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, an in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him.

9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.

24 ¶ No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

25 Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall cat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?

18 That thou appear not unto men, to fast, but unto thy Father, which is in secret and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures

26 Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature?

28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin;

29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not array.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

12 And forgive us our debts, as we for-ed like one of these. give our debtors.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. 14 For, if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But, if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

16 Moreover, when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward. 17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face;

30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-mor row is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, ye of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? or, wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Suff cient unto the day is the evil thereof. CHAP. VII.

Christ endeth his sermon.

JUDGE not, that ye be not judged.

2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote thas

Concerning faise prophets S. MATTHEW. The leper cleansed is in thy brother's eye, but considerest thy name? and in thy name have cast not the beam that is in thine own eye? out devils? and in thy name done many 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, wonderful works?

Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and behold, a beam is in thine owr. eye?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then - shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.

24 ¶ Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock :

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

7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; 26 And every one that heareth these seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be opened unto you: shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. 9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

28 And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine.

11 If ye then being evil know how to 29 For he taught them as one having give good gifts unto your children, how authority, and not as the scribes. much more shall your Father which is CHAP. VIII. in heaven give good things to them that Christ's miracles. ask him?

12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye lowed him.even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

2 And behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

13 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate; for 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: clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

14 Because, strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thy self to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits: Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?

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