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precepts of the law.
Swearing forbidden. brother, Raca, shall be in dan- thee that one of thy members ger of the council: but whoso- should perish, and not that thy ever shall say, Thou fool, shall whole body should be cast into be in danger of hell-fire. hell.
23 Therefore, if thou bring 31 It hath been said, Whosothy gift to the altar, and there ever shall put away his wife, let rememberest that thy brother him give her a writing of dihath aught against thee,
24 Leave there thy gift be- 32 But I say unto 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 adversary marry her that is divorced, comquickly, while thou art in the mitteth adultery. way with him; lest at any time 33 Again, ye have heard the adversary deliver thee to that it hath been said by them the judge, and the judge deliver of old time, Thou shalt not forthee to the officer, and thou be swear thyself, but shalt perform 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 is 27 ¶ Ye have heard that it his footstool: neither by Jeruwas said by them of old time, salem; for it is the city of the Thou shalt not commit adul- great King:
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 communicaheart. tion 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, That hell. ye resist not evil: but whoso30 And if thy right hand of ever shall smite thee on thy fend thee, cut it off, and cast it right cheek, turn to him the from thee: for it is profitable for other also.
The law expounded.
Of almsgiving, prayer, 40 And if any man will sue have no reward of your Father thee at the law, and take away which is in heaven. thy coat, let him have thy cloak 2 Therefore, when thou doest also. thine alms, do not sound a trum41 And whosoever shall com- pet before thee, as the hypopel thee to go a mile, go with crites do, in the synagogues, 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. 3 But when thou doest alms, Ye have heard that it let not thy left hand know what hath been said, Thou shalt love thy right hand doeth; thy neighbour, and hate thine 4 That thine alms may be in 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 them thou shalt not be as the hypowhich despitefully use you, and crites are: for they love to pray persecute you; standing in the synagogues, and
45 That ye may be the chil-in the corners of the streets, dren 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 just and on the unjust.
6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and 46 For if ye love them which when thou hast shut thy door, love you, what reward have ye? pray to thy Father which is in do not even the publicans the secret; and tky Father, which same? seeth in secret, shall reward 47 And if ye salute your thee openly. brethren only, what do ye more 7 But when ye pray, use not
than others? do not even the vain repetitions, as the heathen 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.
Of alms and prayer.
8 Be not ye therefore like unto them for your Father knoweth what things ye have TA NAKE heed that ye do not need of before ask him. your alms before men, to 9 After this manner therebe seen of them: otherwise yelfore pray ye: Our Father which
forgiveness, and fasting. To avoid worldly care. art in heaven, Hallowed be thy ther moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy through nor steal. will be done in earth as it is in heaven.
21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye 12 And forgive us our debts, be single, thy whole body shall as we forgive our debtors. be full of light.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
13 And lead us not into temp- 23 But if thine eye be evil, tation, but deliver us from evil. thy whole body shall be full of For thine is the kingdom, and darkness. If therefore the light the power, and the glory, for that is in thee be darkness, how ever. Amen. great is that darkness!
14 For, if ye forgive men their 24 ¶ No man can serve two trespasses, your heavenly Father masters: for either he will hate will also forgive you: the one, and love the other; or 15 But, if ye forgive not men else he will hold to the one, and their trespasses, neither will despise the other. Ye cannot your Father forgive your tres-serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you, passes. 16 ¶ Moreover, when ye fast, Take no thought for your life, be not as the hypocrites, of a what ye shall eat, or what ye sad countenance: for they dis-shall drink; nor yet for your figure their faces, that they may body, what ye shall put on. Is appear unto men to fast. Verily, not the life more than meat, and I say unto you, They have their the body than raiment ? reward.
26 Behold the fowls of the 17 But thou, when thou fast-air: for they sow not, neither est, anoint thy head, and wash do they reap, nor gather into thy face; barns; yet your heavenly Father 18 That thou appear not un-feedeth them. Are ye not much to men, to fast, but unto thy better than they? Father, which is in secret: and 27 Which of you by taking thy Father, which seeth in se- thought can add one cubit unto cret, shall reward thee openly. his stature?
19 Lay not up for your28 And why take ye thought selves treasures upon earth, for raiment? Consider the lilies where moth and rust doth cor- of the field how they grow; rupt, and where thieves break they toil not, neither do they through and steal: spin;
20 But lay up for yourselves 29 And yet I say unto you, treasures in heaven, where nei-That even Solomon in all his
Christ, ending his sermon,
MATTHEW, exhorteth to prayer, and glory was not arrayed like one out the beam out of thine own of these. eye; and then shalt thou see 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe clearly to cast out the mote out the grass of the field, which to- of thy brother's eye. day is, and to-morrow is cast 6 Give not that which is into the oven, shall he not much holy unto the dogs, neither cast more clothe you, O ye of little ye your pearls before swine, lest faith? they trample them under their 31 Therefore take no thought, feet, and turn again and rend saying, What shall we eat? or, you. what shall we drink? or, where- 7 ¶ Ask, and it shall be given withal shall we be clothed? you; seek, and ye shall find;
32 (For after all these things knock, and it shall be opened do the Gentiles seek) for your unto you: heavenly Father knoweth that 8 For every one that asketh, ye have need of all these things. receiveth; and he that seeketh,
33 But seek ye first the king-findeth; and to him that knockdom of God, and his righteous-eth, it shall be opened. ness, and all these things shall 9 Or what man is there of be added unto you. you, whom if his son ask bread, 34 Take therefore no thought will he give him a stone? for the morrow: for the morrow 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he shall take thought for the things give him a serpent? of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
11 If ye then being evil know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in
Christ endeth his sermon.
UDGE not, that ye be not heaven give good things to them
that ask him?
2 For with what judgment 12 Therefore all things whatye judge, ye shall be judged: soever ye would that men should and with what measure ye mete, do to you, do ye even so to it shall be measured to you them: for this is the law and again. the prophets. 3 And why beholdest thou 13 Enter ye in at the strait the mote that is in thy brother's gate; for wide is the gate, and eye, but considerest not the broad is the way, that leadeth beam that is in thine own eye? to destruction, and many there 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy be which go in thereat: brother, Let me pull out the 14 Because, strait is the gate, mote out of thine eye; and be- and narrow is the way, which hold, a beam is in thine own eye? leadeth unto life, and few there 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast be that find it.
to beware of false prophets.
15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, and the floods came, and the which come to you in sheep's winds blew, and beat upon that clothing, but inwardly they are house; and it fell not: for it was ravening wolves. founded upon a rock.
16 Ye shall know them by 26 And every one that heareth their fruits: Do men gather these sayings of mine, and doeth grapes of thorns, or figs of this- them not, shall be likened unto tles ? a foolish man, which built his 17 Even so every good tree house upon the sand: bringeth forth good fruit; but a 27 And the rain descended, corrupt tree bringeth forth evil and the floods came, and the fruit. winds blew, and beat upon that
18 A good tree cannot bring house; and it fell and great forth evil fruit, neither can a was the fall of it. corrupt tree bring forth good 28 And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, 19 Every tree that bringeth the people were astonished at not forth good fruit is hewn his doctrine. down, and cast into the fire.
29 For he taught them as one 20 Wherefore, by their fruits having authority, and not as the ye shall know them.
21 ¶ Not every one that saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall en
ter into the kingdom of hea-W from the mountain, great
was come down
ven; but he that doeth the will
of my Father which is in hea- multitudes followed him.
2 And behold, there came a 22 Many will say to me in leper and worshipped him, saythat day, Lord, Lord, have we ing, Lord, if thou wilt, thou not prophesied in thy name? canst make me clean. and in thy name have cast out 3 And Jesus put forth his devils? and in thy name done hand, and touched him, saying, many wonderful works? I will; be thou clean. And 23 And then will I profess immediately his leprosy was unto them, I never knew you: cleansed. depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go 24 Therefore, whosoever thy way, shew thyself to the heareth these sayings of mine, priest, and offer the gift that and doeth them, I will liken Moses commanded, for a testihim unto a wise man, which mony unto them.
built his house upon a rock :
5 ¶ And when Jesus was 25 And the rain descended, entered into Capernaum, there