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The law expounded.
Swearing forbidden. ger of the council : but whoso- | whole body should be cast into ever shall say, Thou fool, shall hell. be in danger of hell-fire.
31 It hath been said, Who23 Therefore, if thou bring soever shall put away his wife, thy gift to the altar, and there let him give her a writing of rememberest that thy brother divorcement: hath aught against thee, 32 But I say unto you, that
24 Leave there thy gift be- whosoever shall put away his fore the altar, and go thy wife, saving for the cause of way; first be reconciled to thy fornication, causeth her to combrother, and then come and mit adultery : and whosoever offer thy gift.
shall marry her that is divorced, 25 Agree with thine adversary committeth adultery. quickly, while thou art in the 33 | Again, ye have heard way with him; lest at any time that it hath been said by them the adversary deliver thee to of old time, Thou shalt not forthe judge, and the judge deliv- swear thyself, but shalt perform er thee to the officer, and thou unto the Lord thine oaths : be cast into prison.
34 But I say unto you, Swear 26 Verily, I say unto thee, not at all : neither by heaven; Thou shalt by no means come for it is God's throne: out thence, till thou hast paid 35 Nor by the earth; for it the uttermost farthing.
is his footstool: neither by Je27 | Ye have heard that it rusalem; for it is the city of was said by them of old time, the great King: Thou shalt not commit adul- 36 Neither shalt thou swear tery :
by thy head, because thou canst 28 But I say unto you, that not make one hair white or black. whosoever looketh on a woman 37 But let your communicato lust after her, hath commit- tion be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: ted adultery with her already for whatsoever is more than in his heart.
these cometh of evil. 29 And if thy right bye of- 38 | Ye have heard that it fend thee, pluck it out, and hath been said, An eye for an cast it from thee: for it is prof- eye, and a tooth for a tooth. itable for thee that one of thy 39 But I say unto you, that members should perish, and not ye resist not evil: but whosothat thy whole body should be ever shall smite thee on thy cast into hell.
right cheek, turn to him the 30 And if thy right hand of other also. fend thee, cut it off, and cast it 40 And if any man will sue from thee: for it is profitable for thee at the law, and take away thee that one of thy members thy coat, let him have thy cloak should perish, and not that thy | also.
45 That ye may be the chil-| ***
Of loving our enemies. S. MATTHEW. Of almsgiving, prayer,
41 And whosoever shall com- | have no reward of your Father pel thee to go a mile, go with which is in heaven. him twain.
2 Therefore, when thou doest 42 Give to him that asketh thine alms, do not sound a trumthee, and from him that would pet before thee, as the hypocrites borrow of thee, turn not thou do, in the synagogues, and in away.
the streets, that they may have 43 | Ye have heard that it glory of men. Verily, I say hath been said, Thou shalt love unto you, They have their rethy neighbour, and hate thine ward. enemy :
3 But when thou doest alms, 44 But I say unto you, Love let not thy left hand know what your enemies, bless them that thy right hand doeth; curse you, do good to them that 4 That thine alms may be in hate you, and pray for them secret: and thy Father which which despitefully use you, and seeth in secret, himself shall persecute you;
reward thee openly.
5 | And when thou prayest, dren of your Father which is in thou shalt not be as the hypoheaven: for he maketh his sun crites are : for they love to pray to rise on the evil and on the standing in the synagogues, and good, and sendeth rain on the in the corners of the streets, just and on the unjust.
that they may be seen of men. 46 For if ye love them which Verily, I say unto you, They
6 But thou, when thou prayest, same?
enter into thy closet, and when 47 And if
salute your thou hast shut thy door, pray to brethren only, what do ye more thy Father which is in secret; than others ? do not even the and thy Father, which seeth in publicans so?
secret, shall reward thee openly. 48 Be ye therefore perfect, 7 But when ye pray, use not even as your Father which is vain repetitions, as the heathen in heaven is perfect.
do: for they think that they
shall be heard for their much CHAP. VI.
speaking I Christ continueth his sermon in the mount, 8 Be not ye therefore like unspeaking of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiving our brethren, 16 fasting 19 where our
to them: for your Father knowtreasure is to be laid up: 24 of serving God, eth what things ye have need and mammon : ful for worldly things : 33 but to seek God's of before ye ask him. kingdom.
9 After this manner therefore TAK NAKE heed that ye do not pray ye: Our Father which artin
your alms before men, to heaven, Hallowed be thy name. be seen of them: otherwise ye 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy
forgiveness, and fasting.
CHAP. vi. Against worldly care, fc. will be done in earth as it is in eye: if therefore thine eye be heaven.
single, thy whole body shall be 11 Give us this day our daily full of light. bread.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy 12 And forgive us our debts, whole body shall be full of darkas we forgive our debtors. ness. If therefore the light that
13 And lead us not into tempt- | is in thee be darkness, how great ation, but deliver us from evil. is that darkness ! For thine is the kingdom, and 24 No man can serve two the power, and the glory, for masters : for either he will hate ever. Amen.
the one, and love the other; or 14 For if ye forgive men their else he will hold to the one, and trespasses,your heavenly Father despise the other. Ye cannot will also forgive you:
serve God and mammon. 15 But if ye forgive not men 25 Therefore I say unto you, their trespasses, neither will your | Take no thought for your life, Father forgive your trespasses. what ye shall eat, or what ye
16 Moreover, when ye fast, shall drink; nor yet for your be not, as the hypocrites, of a body, what ye shall put on. Is sad countenance : for they dis- not the life more than meat, and figure their faces, that they may the body than raiment? appear unto men to fast. Verily, 26 Behold the fowls of the air: I say unto you, They have their for they sow not, neither do they reward.
reap, nor gather into barns; yet 17 But thou, when thou fast- your heavenly Father feedeth est, anoint thy head, and wash them. Are
ye not much better thy face;
than they? 18 That thou appear not un
27 Which of you by taking to men to fast, but unto thy | thought can add one cubit unto Father, which is in secret: and his stature? thy Father, which seeth in se- 28 And why take ye thought cret, shall reward thee openly. for raiment ? Consider the lilies
19 Lay not up for yourselves of the field how they grow; they treasures upon earth,where moth toil not, neither do they spin ; and rust doth corrupt, and where 29 And yet I say unto you, thieves break through and steal: that even Solomon in all his
20 But lay up for yourselves glory was not arrayed like one treasures in heaven, where nei-l of these. ther moth nor rust doth corrupt, 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe and where thieves do not break the grass of the field, which through nor steal.
to-day is, and to-morrow is cast 21 For where your treasure is, into the oven, shall he not much there will your heart be also. more clothe you, O ye of little 22 The light of the body is the faith?
Christ, ending his sermon, S. MATTHEW. exhorteth to prayer, and
31 Therefore take no thought, / your pearls before swine, lest saying, What shall we eat? or, they trample them under their what shall we drink? or, where- feet, and turn again and rend withal shall we be clothed?
you. 32 (For after all these things 7 | Ask, and it shall be given do the Gentiles seek ;) for your you; seek, and ye shall find ; heavenly Father knoweth that knock, and it shall be opened ye
have need of all these things. unto you: 33 But seek ye first the king- 8 For every one that asketh, dom of God, and his righteous- receiveth ; and he that seeketh, ness, and all these things shall | findeth ; and to him that knockbe added unto you.
eth, it shall be opened. 34 Take therefore no thought 9 Or what man is there of you, for the morrow: for the morrow whom if his son ask bread, will shall take thought for the things he give him a stone ? of itself. Sufficient unto the day 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he is the evil thereof.
give him a serpent ? CHAP. VII.
11 If ye then being evil know 1 Christ ending his sermon in the mount, re. how to give good gifts unto your proveth rash judgment, 6 forbiddeth to cast holy things to dogs, 1 exhorteth to prayer
, children, how much more shall 13 to enter in at the strait gate, 15 to be your Father which is in heaven but doers of the word :' 24 like houses builded give good things to them that on a rock, 26 and not on the sand.
ask him? JUDGE not, that ye be not 12 Therefore all things whatjudged.
soever ye would that men should 2 For with what judgment ye do to you, do ye even so to judge, ye shall be judged: and them: for this is the law and with what measure ye mete, it the prophets. shall be measured to you again. 13 T Enter ye in at the strait
3 And why beholdest thou the gate ; for wide is the gate, and mote that is in thy brother's eye, broad is the way, that leadeth to but considerest not the beam destruction, and many there be that is in thine own eye? which go in thereat :
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy 14 Because, strait is the gate, brother, Let me pull out the and narrow is the way, which mote out of thine eye; and be- leadeth unto life, and few there hold, a beam is in thine own eye? be that find it.
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out 15 9 Beware of false prophets, the beam out of thine own eye; which come to you in sheep's and then shalt thou see clearly clothing, but inwardly they are to cast out the mote out of thy ravening wolves. brother's eye.
16 Ye shall know them by their 6 Give not that which is holy fruits : Do men gather grapes unto the dogs, neither cast ye of thorns, or figs of thistles ?
to beware of false prophets CHAP. VIII. Christ cleanseth the leper.
17 Even so every good tree winds blew, and beat upon that bringeth forth good fruit; but house ; and it fell : and great a corrupt tree bringeth forth was the fall of it. evil fruit.
28 And it came to pass when 18 A good tree cannot bring Jesus had ended these sayings, forth evil fruit, neither can a cor- the people were astonished at rupt tree bring forth good fruit. his doctrine.
19 Every tree that bringeth 29 For he taught them as one not forth good fruit is hewn having authority, and not as the down, and cast into the fire. scribes. 20 Wherefore, by their fruits
CHAP. VIII. ye shall know them.
% Christ cleanseth the leper, 5 healeth the cen21 | Not every one that saith
turion's servant, 14 Peter's mother in-law,
16 and many other diseased : 18 sheweth unto me, Lord, Lord, shall en- how he is to be followed : 23 stilleth the temter into the kingdom of heaven;
dest on the sea, 28 driveth the devils out of
two men possessed, 31 and suffereth them to but he that doeth the will of go into the swine. my Father which is in heaven. W
HEN he was come down 22 Many will say to me in that from the mountain, great day, Lord, Lord, have we not multitudes followed him. prophesied in thy name? and in 2 And behold, there came a thy name have cast out devils ? | leper and worshipped him, sayand in thy name done many ing, Lord, if thou wilt, thou wonderful works?
canst make me clean. 23 And then will I profess 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, unto them, I never knew you : and touched him, saying, I will ; depart from me, ye that work be thou clean. And immediiniquity.
ately his leprosy was cleansed. 24 Therefore, whosoever 4 And Jesus saith unto him, heareth these sayings of mine, See thou tell no man; but go and doeth them, I will liken him thy way, shew thyself to the unto a wise man, which built priest, and offer the gift that his house upon a rock :
Moses commanded, for a testi25 And the rain descended, mony unto them. and the floods came, and the
5 And when Jesus was enwinds blew, and beat upon that tered into Capernaum, there house ; and it fell not: for it came unto him a centurion, bewas founded upon a rock. seeching him,
26 And every one that hear- 6 And saying, Lord, my sereth these sayings of mine, and vant lieth at home sick of the doeth them not, shall be liken- palsy, grievously tormented. ed unto a foolish man, which 7 And Jesus saith unto him, built his house upon the sand: I will come and heal him.
27 And the rain descended, 8 The centurion answered and and the floods came, and the said, Lord, I am not worthy that