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Christ's sermon S. MATTHEW. on the mount.
ness of the scribes and Pharid 12 Rejoice,and be exceeding sees, ye shall in no case enter glad: for great is your reward into the kingdom of heaven. in heaven: for so persecuted' p 219 Ye have heard that it they the prophets which were was said by them of old time,
Thou shalt not kill; and whot 13 | Ye are the salt of the soever shall kill shall be in earth: but if the salt have danger of the judgment: lost his savour, wherewith 22 But I say unto you, That shall it be salted it is thence- whosoever is angry with his forth good for nothing, but to brother without a cause shall be cast out, and to be trod- be in danger of the judgment: den under foot of men. and whosoevershall say to his t 14 Ye are the light of the brother, Raca,shall be in danworld. A city that is set on an ger of the council: but whohill cannot be hid.
soever shall say, Thou fool, d 15 Neither do men light a shall be in danger of hell fire. candle, and put it under a d 23 Therefore if thou bring bushel, but on a candlestick; thy gift to the altar, and there and it giveth light unto all rememberest that thy brother that are in the house. hath ought against thee; d 16 Let your light so shine 24 Leave there thy gift bebefore men, that they may fore the altar, and go thyway; see your good works, and first be reconciled to thy broglorify your Father which is ther, and
then come and offer in heaven.
thy gift. t 17 ^ Think, not that I am d 25 Agree with thine adver. come to destroy the law, or sary quickly, whiles thou art the prophets: I am not come in the way with him; lest at to destroy, but to fulfil. any time the adversary deť 18 For verily I say unto you, liver thee to the judge, and Till heaven and earth pass, I the judge deliver thee to the
of divorcement. CHAP. V. Srcaring forbidden. officer, and thou be cast into p 34 But I say unto you, prison.
Swear not at all; neither by † 26 Verily I say unto thee, heaven; for it is God's throne: Thou shalt by no means come 35 Nor by the earth; for it out thence, till thou hast paid is his footstool: neither by the uttermost farthing: Jerusalem; for it is the city p 27 ( Ye have heard that it of the great King. was said by them of old time, 36 Neither shalt thou swear Thou shalt not commit adul- by thy head, because thou tery:
canst not make one hair 28 But I say unto you, That white or black. whosoever looketh on a wo- d 37 But let your communiman to lust after her hath cation be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: committed adultery with her for whatsoever is more than already in his heart.
these cometh of evil. d 29 And if thy right eye 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 pro- eye, and a tooth for a tooth: fitable for thee that one of d 39 But I say unto you, That thy members should perish, ye resist not evil: but whoand not that thy whole body soever shall smite thee on should be cast into hell. thy right cheek, turn to him d 30 And if thy right hand of the other also. fend thee, cut it off, and cast 40 And if any man will sue it from thee: for it is profita- thee at the law, and take ble for thee that one of thy away thy coat, let him have members should perish, and thy cloak also. not that thy whole body 41 And whosoever shall should be cast into hell. compel thee to go a mile, go
31 It hath been said, Who- with him twain. soever shall put away his d 42 Give to him that asketh wife, let him give her a wri. thee, and from him that ting of divorcement:
would borrow of thee turn p 32 But I say unto you, That not thou away. whosoever shall put away his 43 1 Ye have heard that it wife, saving for the cause of hath been said, 'Thou shalt fornication, causeth her to love thy neighbour, and hate commit adultery: and whoso- thine enemy. ever shall marry her that is d 44 But I say unto you, Love divorced committeth adul- your enemies, bless them that tery.
curse you, do good to them 33 Again, ye have heard that hate you, and pray for that it hath been said by them them which despitefully use of old time, Thou shalt not you, and persecute you; fors wear thyself, but shalt 45 Tbat ye may be the chilperform unto the Lord thine dren of your Father which oaths:
is in heaven: for he maketh
Of almsgiving S. MATTHEW. his sun to rise on the evil and which is in secret; and thy on the good, and sendeth rain Father which seeth in secret on the just and on the unjust. shall reward thee openly.
46 For if ye love them which p7 But when ye pray, use love you, what reward have not vain repetitions, as the ye? do not even the publi- heathen do: for they think cans the same?
that they shall be heard for 47 And if ye salute your their much speaking: brethren only, what do ye 8 Be not ye therefore like more than others? do not unto them: for your Father even the publicans so? knoweth what things ye have
48 Be ye therefore per- need of, before ye ask him. fect, even as your Father d 9 After this manner therewhich is in heaven is perfect. fore pray ye: Our Father p CHAP. VI.
which art in heaven, HalTAB
AKE heed that ye do not lowed be thy name.
your alms before men, 10 Thy kingdom come. to be seen of them: otherwise Thy will be done in earth, as ye have no reward of your it is in heaven. Father which is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our d2 Therefore when thou doest daily bread. thine alms, do not sound a 12 And forgive us our debts, trumpet before thee, as the as we forgive our debtors. hypocrites do in the syna- 13 And lead us not into gogues and in the streets, temptation, but deliver us that they may have glory of from evil: For thine is the men. Verily I say unto you, kingdom, and the power, and They have their reward. the glory, for ever. Amen.
3 But when thou doest alms, 614 For if ye forgive men let not thy left hand know their trespasses, your heawhat thy right hand doeth: venly Father will also for14 That thine alms may be give you: in secret: and thy Father 15 But if ye forgive not men which seeth in secret himself their trespasses, neither will shall reward thee openly. your Father forgive your p5 And when thou prayest, trespasses. thou shalt not be as the hy- 16 | Moreover when pocrites are: for they love to be not, as the hypocrites, of pray standing in the syna- a sad countenance: for they gogues and in the corners of disfigure their faces, that the streets, that they may be they may appear unto men seen of men. Verily I say unto to fast. Verily I say unto you, you, They have their reward. They have their reward. d 6 But thou, when thou 117 But thou, when thou fastprayest, enter into thy closet, est, anoint thine head, and and when thou hast shut thy wash thy face; door, pray
Of wordly care. CHAP. VII. Of rash judgment. unto men to fast, but unto, barns; yet your heavenly thy Father which is in secret: Father feedeth them. Are ye and thy Father which seeth not much better than they? in secret shall reward thee 27 Which of you by taking openly.
thought can add one cubit d 19 Lay not up for your- unto his stature? selves treasures upon earth, 28 And why take ye thought where moth and rust doth for raiment? Consider the corrupt, and where thieves lilies of the field, how they break through and steal: grow; they toil not, neither
20 But lay up for yourselves do they spin: treasures in heaven, where 29 And yet I say unto you, neither moth nor rust doth That even Solomon in all his corrupt, and where thieves glory was not arrayed like do not break through nor one of these. steal:
30 Wherefore, if God so 21 For where your treasure clothe the grass of the field, is, there will your heart be which to day is, and to moralso.
row is cast into the oven, 6.22 The light of the body is shall he not much more clothe the eye: if therefore thine eye you, O ye of little faith? be single, thy whole body € 31 Therefore
take shall be full of light. thought, saying, What shall 23 But if thine eye be evil, we eat?' or, What shall we thy whole body shall be full drink? or, Wherewithal shall of darkness. If therefore the we be clothed? light that is in thee be dark- 32 (For after all these how great is that dark- things do the Gentiles seek:)
for your heavenly Father t 24 No man can serve two knoweth that ye have need masters: for either he will of all these things. hate the one, and love the d 33 But seek ye first the other; or else he will hold to kingdom of God, and his the one, and despise the righteousness; and all these other. Ye cannot serve God things shall be added unto and mammon.
you. d 25 Therefore I say unto 34 Take therefore you, Take no thought for thought for the morrow: for your life, what ye shall eat, the
shall take or what ye shall drink; nor thought for the things of ityet for your body, what ye self. Sufficient unto the day shall put on.
Is not the life is the evil thereof. more than meat, and the body p CHAP. VII. than raiment?
JY 26 Behold the fowls of the
UDGE not, that ye be not
judged. air: for they sow not, neither 2 For with what judgment do they reap, nor gather intol ye judge, ye shall be judged:
Exhorteth to prayer. S. MATTHEW. False prophets. and with what measure yejeven so to them: for this is mete, it shall be measured to the law and the prophets. you again.
d*13(Enter ye in at the strait 3 And why beholdest thou gate:for wide is the gate, and the mote that is in thy bro- broad is the way, that leadther's eye, but considerest eth to destruction, and many not the beam that is in thine there be which go in thereat: own eye?
t 14 Because strait is the 4 Or how wilt thou say to gate, and narrow is the way, thy brother, Let me pull out which leadeth unto life, and the mote out of thine eye; few there be that find it. and, behold, a beam is in d 15 9 Beware of false prothine own eye?
phets, which come to you in d 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast sheep's clothing, but inwardout the beam out of thine ly they are ravening wolves. own eye; and then shalt thou 16 Ye shall know them by see clearly to cast out the their fruits. Do men gather mote out of thy brother's eye. grapes of thorns, or figs of d6 Give not that which is thistles? holy unto the dogs, neither t 17 Even so every good tree cast ye your pearls before bringeth forth good fruit; but swine, lest they trample them a corrupt tree bringeth forth under their feet, and turn evil fruit. again and rend you.
18 A good tree cannot bring dit Ask, and it shall be forth evil fruit, neither can given you; seek, and ye shall a corrupt tree bring forth find; knock, and it shall be good fruit. opened unto you:
i 19 Every tree that bringeth t8 For every one that asketh not forth good fruit is hewn receiveth; and he that seek- down, and cast into the fire. eth findeth; and to him that 20 Wherefore by their knocketh it shall be opened. fruits ye shall know them.
9 Or what man is there of t 21 Not every one that you, whom if his son ask saith unto me, Lord, Lord, bread, will he give him a shall enter into the kingdom stone?
of heaven; but he that doeth 10 Or if he ask a fish, will the will of my Father which he give him a serpent? is in heaven. All If ye then, being evil, 22 Many will say to me in know how to give good gifts that day, Lord, Lord, have unto your children, how we not prophesied in thy much more shall your Father name? and in thy name have which is in heaven give good cast out devils? and in thy things to them that ask him? name done many wonderful d* 12 Therefore all things works? whatsoever ye would that 23 And then will I profess men should