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Christ's sermon

CHAPTER V.

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one jot or one tittle shall in | time the adversary deliver no wise pass from the law, till thee to the judge, and the all be fulfilled.

judge deliver thee to the of19 Whosoever therefore shall ficer, and thou be cast into break one of these least com- prison. mandments, and shall teach 26 Verily I say unto thee, men so, he shall be called the Thou shalt by no means come least in the kingdom of hea- out thence, till thou hast paid ven: but whosoever shall do the uttermost farthing. and teach them, the same shall 27 | Ye have heard that it be called great in the kingdom was said by them of old time, of heaven,

Thou shalt not commit adul. 20 For I say unto you, That tery: except your righteousness shall 28 But I

say unto you, That exceed the righteousness of the whosoever looketh on a woscribes and Pharisees, ye shall man to lust after her hath in no case enter into the king committed adultery with her dom of heaven,

already in his heart. 21 [ Ye have heard that it 29 And if thy right eye ofwas said by them of old time, fend thee, pluck it out, and Thou shalt not kill; and who cast it from thee: for it is prosoever shall kill shall be in fitable for thee that one of thy danger of the judgment: members should perish, and 22 But I say unto you, That | not that thy whole body should

be brother without a cause shall 30 be in danger of the judgment: fend thee, cut it off, and cast and whosoever shall say to his it from thee: for it is profitabrother, Raca, shall be in dan ble for thee that one of thy ger of the council: but whoso members should perish, and not ever shall say, Thou fool, shall that thy whole body should be be in danger of hell fire. cast into hell.

23 Therefore if thou bring 31 It hath been said, Whothy gift to the altar, and there soever shall put away his wife, rememberest that thy brother let him give her a writing of hath aught against thee; divorcement:

24 Leave there thy gift be- 32 But I say unto you, That fore the altar, and go thy way;

whosoever shall put away his first be reconciled to thy bro- wife, saving for the cause of ther, and then come and offer fornication, causeth her to comthy gift.

mit adultery: and whosoever 25 Agree with thine adver- shall marry her that is divorsary quickly, while thou art in ced committeth adultery. the

way with him; lest at any | 33 | Again, ye have heard

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Christ's

's sermon

ST. MATTHEW,

on the mount.

that it hath been said by them curse you, do good to them that of old time, Thou shalt not hate you, and pray for them forswear thyself, but shalt per. which despitefully use you, form unto the Lord thine oaths: and persecute you;

34 But I say unto you, Swear 45 That ye may be the chil. not at all; neither by heaven; dren of your Father which is for it is God's throne :

in heaven: for he maketh his 35 Nor by the earth; for it sun to rise on the evil and on is his footstool : neither by Je- the good, and sendeth rain on rusalem; for it is the city of the just and on the unjust. the great King

46 For if ye love them which 36 Neither shalt thou swear love you, what reward have by thy head, because thou ye? do not even the publicans canst not make one hair white the same? or black.

47 And if ye salute your bre37 But let your communica- thren only, what do ye more tion be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: than others? do not even the for whatsoever is more than publicans so? these cometh of evil.

48 Be ye therefore perfect, 38 | Ye have heard that it

even as your Father which is hath been said, An eye for an in heaven is perfect. eye, and a tooth for a tooth:

CHAPTER VI. 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whoso.

speaking of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiving

our brethren, 16 fasting, 19 where our treasever shall smite thee on thy ure is to be laid up, 24 and of serving God,

25 He exhorteth not to be right cheek, turn to him the

careful for worldly things; 33 but to seek other also.

firsi the kingdom of God. 40 And if any man will sue MAKE heed that ye do not thee at the law, and take away your alms before men, to thy coat, let him have thy cloak be seen of them: otherwise ye also.

have no reward of your Father 41 And whosoever shall com- which is in heaven. pel thee to go a mile, go with 2 Therefore when thou doest him twain.

thine alms, do not sound a 42 Give to him that asketh trumpet before thee, as the hy. thee, and from him that would pocrites do in the synagogues borrow of thee turn not thou and in the streets, that they away.

may have glory of men. Verily 43 | Ye have heard that it I say unto you, They have hath been said, Thou shalt their reward. love thy neighbour, and hate 3 But when thou doest alms,

let not thy left hand know 44 But I say unto you, Love what thy right hand doeth : your enemies, bless them that 4 That thine alms may be in

1 Christ continueth his sermon on the mount ;

and mammon.

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of prayer
CHAPTER VI.

and fasting. secret: and thy Father which their trespasses, your heaven. seeth in secret himself shall ly Father will also forgive you: reward thee openly.

15 But if ye forgive not 5 And when thou prayest, men their_trespasses, neither thou shalt not be as the hy will your Father forgive your pocrites are : for they love trespasses. to pray standing in the syna- 16 | Moreover when ye fast, gogues and in the corners of be not, as the hypocrites, of a the streets, that they may be sad countenance: for they disseen of men. Verily I say unto figure their faces, that they you, They have their reward.

may appear unto men to fast. 6 But thou, when thou pray- Verily I say unto you, They est, enter into thy closet, and have their reward when thou hast shut thy door, 17 But thou, when thou pray to thy Father which is in fastest, anoint thine head, and secret; and thy Father which wash thy face; seeth in secret shall reward 18. That thou appear not thee openly.

unto men to fast, but unto thy, 7 But when ye pray, use not Father which is in secret: and vain repetitions, as the hea. thy Father which seeth in sethen do : for they think that cret shall reward thee openly. they shall be heard for their 19 1 Lay not up for yourmuch speaking

selves treasures upon earth, 8 Be not ye therefore like where moth and rust doth coranto them: for your Father rupt, and where thieves break knoweth what things ye have through and steal: need of, before ye ask him. 20 ßut lay up for yourselves

9 After this manner therefore treasures in heaven, where pray ye : Our Father which neither moth nor rust doth art in heaven, Hallowed be corrupt, and where thieves do thy name.

not break through nor steal: 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy 21 For where your treasure will be done in earth, as it is is, there will your heart be in heaven.

also. 11 Give us this day our 22 The light of the body is daily bread.

the eye: if therefore thine eye 12 And forgive us our debts, be single, thy whole body shall as we forgive our debtors. be full of light.

13 And lead us not into 23 But if thine eye be evil, temptation, but deliver us from thy whole body shall be full of evil: For thine is the kingdom, darkness. If therefore the light and the

power, and the glory, that is in thee be darkness, how for ever. Amen.

great is that darkness ! 14 For if ye forgive men 24 | No man can serve two

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Against worldly care, ST. MATTHEW, and rash judgment. masters: for either he will hate heavenly Father knoweth that the one, and love the other; or ye have need of all these things. else he will hold to the one, 33 But seek ye first the king. and despise the other. Ye dom of God, and his righteouscannot serve God and mam- ness; and all these things shall Inon.

be added unto you. 25 Therefore I say unto you,

34 Take therefore no thought Take no thought for your life, for the morrow: for the morrow what ye shall eat, or what ye shall take thought for the things shall drink; nor yet for your of itself. Sufficient unto the body, what ye shall put on. Is day is the evil thereof. not the life more than meat,

CHAPTER VII. and the body than raiment? 1 Christ continueth his sermon on the mount: he 26 Behold the fowls of the reproveth rash judgment; 6 forbiddeth to cast

holy things to dogs ; 7 echorleth to prayer, 13 air: for they sow not, neither to enter in at the strait gate, 15 to beroare of do they reap, nor gather into false prophets, 21 and not to be hearers, bit

doers of the word; 24 like the man that buildbarns; yet your heavenly Fa- eth his house on a rock, 26 and not on the sand ther feedeth them. Are

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27 Which of you by taking 2 For with what judgment

thought can add one cubit un. ye judge, ye shall be judged : to his stature ?

and with what measure ye 28 And why take ye thought mete, it shall be measured to for raiment ? Consider the you again. lilies of the field, how they 3 And why beholdest thou grow; they toil not, neither do the mote that is in thy brother's they spin :

eye, but considerest not the 29 And yet I say unto you, beam that is in thine own eye? That even Solomon in all his 4 Or how wilt thou say to glory was not arrayed like one thy brother, Let me pull out of these.

the mote out of thine eye; and, 30 Wherefore, if God so behold, a beam is in thine own clothe the grass of the field, eye? which to day is, and to morrow 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast is cast into the oven, shall he out the beam out of thine own not much more clothe you, O eye; and then shalt thou see ye of little faith?

clearly to cast out the mote out 31 Therefore take no thought, of thy brother's eye. saying, What shall we eat? or, 6 Give not that which is What shall we drink? or, holy unto the dogs, neither cast Wherewithal shall we be clo

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lest they trample them under 32 (For after all these things their feet, and turn again and do the Gentiles seek :) for your rend you.

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Exhortation to prayer.

CHAPTER VII. Doers of the word. 7 Ask, and it shall be given | 18 A good tree cannot bring you; seek, and ye shall find; forth evil fruit, neither can a knock, and it shall be opened corrupt tree bring forth good

fruit. 8 For every one that asketh 19 Every tree that bringeth i receiveth; and he that seeketh not forth good fruit is hewn

findeth; and to him that knock-down, and cast into the fire. eth it shall be opened.

20 Wherefore by their fruits 9 Or what man is there of ye shall know them. you, whom if his son ask bread, 21 | Not every one that saith will he give him a stone ? unto me, Lord, Lord, shall en

10 Or if he ask a fish, will ter into the kingdom of heaven; he give him a serpent ?

but he that doeth the will of my 11 If ye then, being evil, Father which is in heaven. unto your children, how much that day, Lord, Lord, have we more shall your Father which not prophesied in thy name? is in heaven give good things and in thy name have cast out to them that ask hiin?

devils ? and in thy name done 12 Therefore all things what many wonderful works? soever ye would that men 23 And then will I profess should do to you, do ye even unto them, I never knew you: so to them: for this is the law depart from me, ye that work

iniquity. 13 [Enter ye in at the strait 24 T Therefore whosoever gate: for wide is the gate, and heareth these sayings of mine, broad is the way, that leadeth and doeth them, I will liken to destruction, and many there him unto a wise man, which be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait is the gate,

25 and narrow is the way, which and the floods came, and the leadeth unto life, and few there winds blew, and beat upon that be that find it.

house; and it fell not: for it 15 ? Beware of false prophets, was founded upon a rock. which come to you in sheep's 26 And every one that hear. clothing, but inwardly they are

eth these sayings of mine, and ravening wolves.

doeth them not, shall be liken16 Yeshall know them by their ed unto a foolish man, which fruits

. Do men gather grapes built his house upon the sand : of thorns, or figs of thistles? 27 And the rain descended, 17 Even so every good tree and the floods came, and the bringeth forth good fruit; but winds blew, and beat upon a corrupt tree bringeth 'forth that house, and it fell: and

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