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From the Gospel according to St. MATTHEW. CHAP. V.

ful: for they fall obtain

mercy. ND seeing the multi 8 Blessed are the pure in

tudes, he went up into heart: for they shall see a mountain : and when he God. was fet, his disciples came 9 Blessed are the peace unto him :

makers : for they shall be 2 And he opened his called the children of God. mouth, and taught them, 10 Blessed are they which saying,

are persecuted for righteous3 Blessed are the poor in ness fake: for their's is the spirit: for their’s is the king- kingdom of heaven. dom of heaven.

1 Blessed are ye when 4 Blessed are they that men shall revile you, and mourn: for they shall be perfecute you, and shall fay comforted.

all manner of evil against 5 Blessed are the meek: for you falsely for my fake. they shall inherit the earth. 12 Rejoice, and be exa

6 Blessed are they which ceeding glad : for great is do hunger and thirst after your reward in heaven: for righteousness: for they shall lo persecuted they the probe filled.

phets which were before 7. Blessed are the merci- you.

137 Ye are the salt of the (ness shall exceed the righteo earth: but if the falt have ousness of the scribes and lost his favour, wherewith Pharisees, ye shall in no caso shall it be salted? it is thence- enter into the kingdom of forth good for nothing but heaven. to be cast out, and to be 21 q Ye have heard that trodden under foot of men. it was said by them of old

14 Ye are the light of the time, Thou shalt not kill; and world. A city that is set whosoever shall kill, shall be on an hill cannot be hid. in danger of the judgement :

15 Neither do men light 22. But I say unto you, a candle, and put it under a That whosoever is angry bushel, but on a candle- with his brother without a stick; and it giveth light un-cause, shall be in danger of to all that are in the house. the judgement: and whoso

16 Let your light fo shine ever shall say to his brother, before men, that they may Raca, shall be in danger of see your good works, and the council : but whosoever glorify your Father which is shall say, Thou fool, shall be in heaven.

in danger of hell fire. 17.4 Think not that I am 23 Therefore, if thou come to destroy the law, or bring thy gift to the altar, the prophets: I am not come and there rememberest that to destroy, but to fulfil. thy brother hath ought a

18 For verily I say unto gainst thee; you,

Till heaven and earth 24 Leave there thy gift pass, one jot or one tittle before the altar, and go thy Thall in no wise pass from way; first be reconciled to the law, till all be fulfilled. thy brother, and then come

19 Whosoever therefore and offer thy gift. shall break one of these least

25 Agree with thine adcommandments, and shall versary quickly, whiles thou teach men so, he shall be art in the way with him : left called the least in the king- at any time the adverfary dedom of heaven: but whoso- liver thee to the judge, and the ever shall do, and teach them, judge deliver thee to the ofthe same shall be called great ficer, and thou be cast into in the kingdom of heaven. prison.

20 For I say unto you, 26 Verily I say unto thee, That except your righteoul- Thou shalt by no means

come

37 But let

come out thence, till thou of old time, Thou shalt not haft paid the uttermost far- forswear thyself, but fhalt thing.

perform unto the Lord thine 27 q Ye have heard that oaths: it was said by them of old 34 But I say unto you, time, Thou shalt not commit Swear not at all; neither adultery:

by heaven, for it is God's 28 But I say unto you, throne : That whosoever looketh on 35 Nor by the earth, for a woman to lust after her, it is his footstool: neither by hath committed adultery with Jerusalem, for it is the city her already in his heart. of the great King.

29 And if thy right eye 36 Neither shalt thou swear offend thee, pluck it out, and by thy head, because thou cast it from thee: for it is canst not make one hair white profitable for thee that one or black. of thy members should pe

your commurish, and not that thy whole nication be, Yea, yea; Nay, body should be cast into hell. nay; for whatsoever is more

30 And if thy right hand than these cometh of evil. offend thee, cut it off, and cast 38 q Ye have heard that it from thee : for it is profi- it hath been said, An eye for table for thee that one of thy an eye, and a tooth for a members should perish, and tooth: not that thy whole body 39 But I say unto you, should be cast into hell. That ye resist not evil : but

31 It hath been said, Who- whosoever shall smite thee soever shall put away his on thy right cheek, turn to wife, let him give her a wri- him the other also. ting of divorcement:

40 And if any man will 32 But I say unto you, sue thee at the law, and take That whosoever shall put away thy coat, let him have away his wife, saving for the thy cloke also. cause of fornication, causeth 41 And whosoever shall her to commit adultery: and compel thee to go a mile, go whosoever shall marry her with him twain. that is divorced, committeth 42 Give to him that alkadultery.

eth thee; and from him that 33 | Again, ye have heard would borrow of thee turn that it hath been said by them not thou away.

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43 Ye

thine enemy:

43 Ye have heard that'a trumpet before thee, as the it hath been said, Thou shalt hypocrites do, in the synalove thy neighbour, and hate gogues, and in the streets,

that they may have glory of 44 But I say unto you, men. Verily I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless they have their reward. them that curse you, do good 3 But when thou doeft to them that hate you, and alms, let not thy left hand pray for them which despite- know what thy right hand fully use you, and perfecute doeth : you;

4. That thine alms may 45 That ye may be the be in secret: and thy Father children of your Father which which feeth in secret, himis in heaven: for he maketh felf shall reward thee openly. his fun to rise on the evil and 5 And when thou prayon the good, and sendeth rain est, thou shalt not be as on the just and on the un- the hypocrites are : for they just.

love to pray standing in the 46 For if ye love them fynagogues, and in the corwhich love you, what reward ners

of the streets, that they have ye? do not even the may be seen of men. Verily publicans the same? I say unto you, they have

47 And if ye falute your their reward. brethren only, what do ye

6 But thou, when thou more than others? do not prayest, enter into thy closet, even the publicans fo? and when thou hast shut thy

48 Be ye therefore perfeët, door, pray to thy Father even as your Father which which is in secret; and thy is in heaven is perfect.

Father which seeth in secret

shall reward thee openly. CHAP. VI.

7 But when ye pray, use

not vain repetitions, as the AKE heed that ye do heathen do: for they think

not your alms before that they shall be heard for men, to be seen of them : their much speaking. otherwise

_ye
have no reward

therefore like your Father which is in unto them: for heaven.

knoweth what things ye have 2 Therefore when thou need of before ye ak him, doest thine alms, do not found

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After this inanner there-

fore

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8 Be not ye

of

your Father

fore pray ye: Our Fatherselves treasures upon earth, which art in heaven, Hal- where moth and rust doth lowed be thy name.

corrupt, and where thieves 10 Thy kingdom come, breakthrough and steal : Thy will be done in earth, 20 But lay up for youras it is in heaven.

felves treasures in heaven, II Give us this day our where neither moth nor ruft daily bread.

doth corrupt, and where 12 And forgive us our debts, thieves do not break through as we forgive our debtors. nor steal :

13 And lead us not into 21 For where your treatemptation, but deliver us sure is, there will your heart from evil: For thine is the be also. kingdom, and the power, and 22 The light of the body the glory, for ever. Amen. is the eye : if therefore thine

14. For, if ye forgive eye befingle, thy whole men their trespasses, your hea- body shall be full of light. venly Father will also for 23 But if thine eye be give you :

evil, thy whole body shall be 15 But if ye forgive not full of darkness. If theremen their trespasses, n'either fore the light that is in thee will your Father forgive your be darkness, how great is that trespasses.

darkness ! 16 q Moreover, when ye 24 9 No man can serve fast, be not as the hypocrites, two masters: for either he of a fad countenance : for will hate the one, and love they disfigure their faces, that the other; or else he will they may appear unto men to hold to the one, and despise faft. Verily I say unto you, the other. Ye cannot serve they have their reward.

God and mammon. 17 But thou, when thou 25 Therefore I say unto fastest, anoint thine head, and you, Take no thought for wash thy face;

your life, what ye shall eat, 18 That thou appear not

or what

ye

shall drink ; nor unto men to fast, but unto yet for

your body, what

ye thy Father which is in secret : thall put on: Is not the life and thy Father which seeth more than meat, and the boin secret shall reward thee dy than raiment? openly.

26 Behold the fowls of the 19 9 Lay not up for your- lair : for they low not, neither

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