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21. thieves do not break through nor steal: for

where your treasure is, there will your heart be 22. also. The light of the body is the eye: if there

fore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be 23. full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy

whole body shall be full of darkress. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is

that darkness! 24. No man can serve two masters: for either he

will hate the one, and love the other: or else he

will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye 25. cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I

say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not

the life more than meat, and the body than rai26. ment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow

not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns;

yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye 27. not much better than they? Which of you by

taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28. And why take ye thought for raiment consider

the lilies of the field, how they grow: they toil 29. not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto

you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not 30. arrayed like one of these. Wherefore if God so

clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not

much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? 31. Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall

we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Where32. withal shall we be clothed? (For after all these

things do the Gentiles seek): for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these

33. things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God,

and his righteousness, and all these things shall 34. be added unto you. Take therefore no thought

for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.


See Question 220–228. VII.2. TUDGE not, that ye be not judged. For

es with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall 3. be measured to you again. And why behold

est thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye,

but considerest not the beam that is in thine own 4. eye! Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let

me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, be5. hold a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypo

crite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out

the mote out of thy brother's eye. 6. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, nei

ther cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.


See Question 229—237. 7. A SK, and it shall be given you; seek, and

A ye shall find; knock, and it shall be open

8. ed unto you: for every one that asketh receiv

eth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him 9. that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man

is there of you whom if his son ask bread, will 10. he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he 11. give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know

how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your Father which is in hea-,

ven give, good things to them that ask him? 12. Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that

men should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

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3. LINTER ye in at the strait gate: for wide is

N the gate, and broad is the way, that lead

eth to destruction, and many there be which go 14. in thereat: because strait is the gate, and nar

row is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few

there be that find it. 15. Beware of false prophets, which come to you

in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are raven16. ing wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.

Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of this17. tles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good

fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil 18. fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit,

neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 19. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit

20. is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore

by their fruits ye shall know them.


See Question 256274. 21. N OT every one that saith unto me, Lord,

IV Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of hea

ven; but he that doeth the will of my Father 22. which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that

day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils?

and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23. And then will I profess unto them, I never knew

you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24. Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of

mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a

wise man, which built his house upon a rock: 25. and the rain descended, and the floods came, and

the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and, 26. it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And

every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and

doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish 27. man, which built his house upon the sand : and

the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it."



SECTION 1. Ques. T H AT portion of Scripture is that

VV which is contained in the 5th, 6th, and 7th chapters of the Gospel according to

St. Matthew? Ans. / It is the Sermon which Jesus Christ preach

ed upon a mountain in Galilee to the multi

tudes who had followed him thither. 2 Q. Who are “ the poor in spirit?" A. They, who, having been convinced by the

Holy Ghost that they are sinners, are humbled before God on account of their natural corruption, their guilt, their ignorance, and

their helplessness. 3 Q. Wherefore are such persons to be account

ed “ blessed?" A. Because “ theirs is the kingdom of heaven." 4 Q. What does our Lord here mean by the

“ kingdom of heaven?” A. He means the blessings of the Gospel in

general, or a state of righteousness, peace, and joy, wrought in the heart by the power of the Holy Ghost, preparatory to the enjoyment of eternal glory.

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