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Christ baptized :

His temptation, come to his baptism, he said out of the water: and, lo, the unto them, O generation of heavens were opened unto him, vipers, who hath warned you and he saw the Spirit of God to flee from the wrath to come descending like a dove, and

8 Bring forth therefore fruits lighting upon him: meet for repentance:

17 And, lo, a voice from hea9 And think not to say within ven, saying, This is my beloved yourselves, We have Abraham Son, in whom I am well pleased. to our father: for I say unto

CHAP. IV. you, that God is able of these Christ's fasting and temptation. stones to raise up children unto HEN was Jesus led of


T! Abraham.

the Spirit into the wilder10 And now also the axe is ness, to be tempted of the devil. laid unto the root of the trees : 2 And when he had fasted therefore every tree which forty days and forty nights, he bringeth not forth good fruit was afterward an hungred. is hewn down, and cast into the 3 And when the tempter came fire.

to him, he said, If thou be the 11 I indeed baptize you with Son of God, command that water unto repentance: but he these stones be made bread. that cometh after me is mightier 4 But he answered and said, than I, whose shoes I am not It is written, Man shall not live worthy to bear: he shall baptize by bread alone, but by every you with the Holy Ghost, and word that proceedeth out of the with fire:

mouth of God. 12 Whose fan is in his hand, 5 Then the devil taketh him and he will throughly purge his up into the holy city, and setfloor, and gather his wheat into teth him on a pinnacle of the the garner, but will burn up the temple, chaff with unquenchable fire. 6 And saith unto him, If

13 | Then cometh Jesus, thou be the Son of God, cast from Galilee to Jordan unto thyself down: for it is written, John, to be baptized of him. He shall give his angels charge

14 But John forbad him, say- concerning thee: and in their ing, I have need to be baptized hands they shall bear thee up, of thee, and comest thou to me: lest at any time, thou dash thy

15 And Jesus answering said foot against a stone. unto him, Suffer it to be so now: 7 Jesus said unto him, It is for thus it becometh us to fulfil written again, Thou shalt not all righteousness. Then he suf- tempt the Lord thy God. fered him.

8 Again, the devil taketh 16 And Jesus, when he was him up into an exceeding high baptized, went up straightway I mountain, and sheweth him all



and victory:

He beginneth to preach. the kingdoms of the world, and a net into the sea : for they the glory of them;

were fishers. 9 And saith unto him, All 19 And he saith unto them, these things will I give thee, if Follow me, and I will make thou wilt fall down and worship you fishers of men,

20 And they straightway left 10 Then saith Jesus unto their nets, and followed him. him, Get thee hence, Satan: 21 And going on from thence, for it is written, Thou shalt he saw othertwobrethren, James worship the Lord thy God, and the son of Zebedee, and John his him only shalt thou serve. brother, in a ship with Zebedee

11 Then the devil: leaveth their father, mending their nets : him, and, behold, angels came and he called them. and ministered unto him.

22. And they immediately 12 | Now when Jesus had left the ship and their father, heard that John was cast into and followed him. prison, he departed into Ga- 23 And Jesus went about lilee:

all Galilee, teaching in their 13 And leaving Nazareth, he synagogues, and preaching the came and dwelt in Capernaum, gospel of the kingdom, and which is upon the sea coast, in healing all manner of sickness the borders of Zabulon and and all manner of disease among Nephthalim: 14 That it might be fulfilled

24 And his fame went which was spoken by Esaias throughout all Syria: and they the prophet, saying,

brought unto him all sick people 15 The land of Zabulon, and that were taken with divers the land of Nephthalim, by diseases and torments, and those the way of the sea, beyond which were possessed with deJordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; vils, and those which were

16 The people which sat in lunatic, and those that had the darkness saw great light: and palsy; and he healed them. to them which sat in the region 25 And there followed him and shadow of death light is great multitudes of people from sprung up.

Galilee, and from Decapolis, 17 From that time Jesus and from Jerusalem, and from began to preach, and to say, Judea, and from beyond Jordan. Repent: for the kingdom of

CHAP. V. heaven is at hand.

Who are the blessed.

, the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and tain: and when he was set, Andrew his brother, casting his disciples came unto him:

the people.

189 And Jesus, walking by A he went up into a moun

The salt of the earth.


Christ extendeth the 2 And he opened his mouth,

15 Neither do men light and taught them, saying, a candle, and put it under a

3 Blessed are the poor in bushel, but on a candlestick; spirit: for theirs is the kingdom and it giveth light unto all that of heaven.

are in the house. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: 16 Let your light so shine for they shall be comforted. before men, that they may see

5 Blessed are the meek: for your good works, and glorify they shall inherit the earth. your Father which is in heaven.

6. Blessed are they which do 17 | Think not that I am hunger and thirst after right come to destroy the law or the, eousness: for they shall be filled. prophets: I am not come to

7 Blessed are the merciful: destroy, but to fulfil. for they shall obtain mercy.

18 For verily I say unto you, 8 Blessed are the pure in Till heaven and earth pass, one heart: for they shall see God. jot or one tittle shall in no wise

9 Blessed are the peace- pass from the law, till all be makers: for they shall be called fulfilled. the children of God.

19 Whosoever therefore shall 10 Blessed are they which break one of these least comare persecuted for righteous mandments, and shall teach ness' sake: for theirs is the men so, he shall be called the kingdom of heaven.

least in the kingdom of heaven: 11 Blessed are ye, when but whosoever shall do and men shali revile you, and per- teach them, the same shall be secute you, and shall say all called great in the kingdom of manner of evil against you heaven. falsely, for my sake.

20 For I

say unto you, That 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding except your righteousness shall glad: for great is your reward exceed the righteousness of the in heaven: for so persecuted scribes and Pharisees, ye shal} they the prophets which were in no case enter into the king

dom of heaven. 13 Ye are the salt of the 21 Ye have heard that it earth: but if the salt have lost was said by them of old time, his savour, wherewith shall it Thou shalt not kill, and whoso, be salted? it is thenceforth good ever shall kill shall be in danger for nothing, but to be cast out, of the judgement: and to be trodden under foot of 22 But I say unto you, That

whosoever is angry with his 14 Ye are the light of the brother without a cause shall be world. A city that is set on an in danger of the judgement: hill cannot be hid,

and whosoever shall say to his

before you.



say unto

precepts of the law.

Swearing forbidden. brother, Raca, shall be in danger, for thee that one of thy memof the council: but whosoever bers should perish, and not that shall say, Thou fool, shall be in thy whole body should be cast danger of hell fire.

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 ought against thee,

divorcement: 24 Leave there thy gift be- 32 But I 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 forther, and then come and offer nication, causeth her to commit thy gift.

adultery: and whosoever shall 25 Agree with thine adver- marry her that is divorced, coma sary quickly, whiles thou art in mitteth adultery. the way with him; lest at any 33 Again, ye have heard that time the adversary deliver thee it hath been said by them of to the judge, and the judge old time, Thou shalt not fordeliver thee to the officer, and swear thyself, but shalt perform thou be cast into prison. unto the Lord thine oaths:

26 Verily I say unto thee, 34 But I say unto you, Swear Thou shalt by no means come not at all: neither by heaven; out thence, till thou hast paid for it is God's throne: the uttermost farthing.

35 Nor by the earth; for it 27 Ye have heard that it is his footstool: neither by Jewas said by them of old time, rusalem; for it is the city of the Thou shalt not commit adul- great King. tery:

36 Neither shalt thou swear 28 But I say unto you, That by thy head, because thou canst whosoever looketh on a woman not make one hair white or to lust after her, hath committed black: adultery with her already in his 37 But let your communiheart.

cation be, Yea, yea; nay, nay: 29 And if thy right eye offend for whatsoever is

more than thee, pluck it out, and cast it these, cometh of evil. from thee: for it is profitable for

38 Ye have heard that it thee that one of thy members hath been said, An eye for an should perish, and not that thy eye, and a tooth for a tooth: whole body should be cast into 39 But I say unto you, hell.

That ye resist not evil: but 30 And if thy right hand of- whosoever shall smite thee on fend. thee, cut it off, and cast thy right cheek, turn to him it from thee: for it is profitable the other also.

The law expounded.


Of almsgiving, prayer, 40 And if any man will sue ye have no reward of your Fathee at the law, and take away ther which is in heaven. thy coat, let him have thy 2 Therefore when thou doest cloke also.

thine alms, do not sound a 41 And whosoever shall com- trumpet. before thee, as the pel thee to go a mile, go with hypocrites do in the synagogues him twain.

and in the streets, that they 42 Give to him that asketh may have glory of men. Verily thee, and from him that would I say unto you, They have their borrow of thee turn not thou reward. away.

3 But when thou doest alms, 43 Ye have heard that it. let not thy left hand know what hath been said, Thou shalt thy right hand doeth: love thy neighbour, and hate 4 That thine alms may be in thine enemy:

secret: and thy Father, which 44 But I say unto you, Love seeth in secret, himself shall your enemies, bless them that reward thee openly. curse you, do good to them 5 And when thou prayest, that hate you, and pray for thou shalt not be as the hypothem which despitefully use crites are: for they love to you and persecute you; pray standing in the synagogues

45 That ye may be the child and in the corners of the streets, ren of your Father which is in that they may be seen of men. heaven: for he maketh his sun Verily I say unto you, They to rise on the evil and on the have their reward. good, and sendeth rain on the 6 But thou, when thou just and on the unjust.

prayest, enter into thy closet, 46 For if ye love them which and, when thou hast shut thy love you, what reward have ye? door, pray to thy Father which do not even the publicans the is in secret; and thy Father, same?

which seeth in secret, shall re47 And if ye salute your ward thee openly. brethren only, what do ye 7 But when ye pray, use net more than others? do not even vain repetitions, as the heathen the publicans so?

do: for they think that they 48 Be ye therefore perfect, shall be heard for their much even as your Father which is speaking. in heaven is perfect.

8 Be not ye therefore like CHAP. VI.

unto them: for your Father Of alms and prayer. knoweth what things ye have AKE heed that ye


ask him. your alms , 9 After this manner therebe seen of them: otherwise fore prayye: Our Father, which

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