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The Gospel according to Saint MATTHEW.


HE book of the generation Tof Jesus Christ, the son of

David, the son of Abraham.

2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begai Judas and his brethren;

3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;

4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;

6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa;

8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;

9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;

husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. Abraham to David are fourteen gef 17 So all the generations from nerations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. t 18 ¶ Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together,

she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.

c 19 Then Joseph her husband, to make her a public example, was being a just man, and not willing minded to put her away privily. v 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. t 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his peo

10 And Ezekias begat Manas-ple from their sins. ses; and Manasses begat Amon; a 22 Now all this was done, that and Amon begat Josias; it might be fulfilled which was g 11 And Josias begat Jechonias spoken of the Lord by the prophet, and his brethren, about the time saying,


they were carried away to Baby-n* 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, f12 And after they were brought and they shall call his name Emto Babylon, Jechonias begat Sala- manuel, which being interpreted thiel; and Salathiel begat Zoro-is, God with us. babel;

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;

14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

f 24 Then Joseph, being raised from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife :

25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son: and he called his name JESUS. CHAP II.

15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Mat-g than begat Jacob;

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16 And Jacob begat Joseph the the days of Herod the king, be

the east to Jerusalem,

f2 Saying, Where is he that is born king of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

c 3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

hold, there came wise men from appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. g 14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: a 15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Eygpt have I called my Son. s 16 T Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. g 5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea : for thus it is written by the prophet,

a 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

f7 Then Herod, when he had time which he had diligently inprivily called the wise men, in- quired of the wise men.

quired of them diligently what a 17 Then was fulfilled that which time the star appeared. was spoken by Jeremy the pro

g 8 And he sent them to Bethle-phet, saying, hem, and said, Go, and search g 18 In Rama was there a voice diligently for the young child; and heard, lamentation, and weeping, when ye have found him, bring me and great mourning, Rachel weepword again, that I may come and ing for her children, and would not worship him also.

m 9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child


be comforted, because they are not. v 19 ¶ But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. f11 T And when they were come into the house, they saw the young f 21 And he arose, and took the child with Mary his mother, and young child and his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: came into the land of Israel. and when they had opened their g 22 But when he heard that Artreasures, they presented unto him chelaus did reign in Judea in the gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee :

12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. a 23 And he came and dwelt in a 13 And when they were depart-city called Nazareth: that it might ed, behold, the angel of the Lord be fulfilled which was spoken by

the prophets, He shall be called a Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be Nazarene. baptized of him. f14 But John forbade him, say. N those days came John the ing, I have need to be baptized of


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derness of Judea,

d 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.


d 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all a 3 For this is he that was spoken righteousness. Then he suffered of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wil-m 16 And Jesus, when he was bapderness, Prepare ye the way of the tized, went up straightway out of Lord, make his paths straight. the water and lo, the heavens f4 And the same John had his rai- were opened unto him, and he saw ment of camel's hair, and a lea- the Spirit of God descending like a thern girdle about his loins; and dove, and lighting upon him: his meat was locusts and wild m 17 And lo, a voice from heaven, honey. saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

g 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan,

6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.



HEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

days and forty nights, he was afterward a hungered.

t 7 T But when he saw many of m And when he had fasted forty the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

d 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

t 9 And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

t 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

t 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

t12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.

g 13 T Then cometh Jesus from

f3 And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

d 4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

f5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. d 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

f8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them,

9 And saith unto him, All these

things will I give thee, if thou wilt | gogues, and preaching the gospel fall down and worship me. of the kingdom, and healing all 210 Then saith Jesus unto him, manner of sickness, and all manner

Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

m 11 Then the devil leaveth him,

of disease among the people. h 24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and tor

and behold, angels came and min-ments, and those which were posistered unto him.

f 12 ¶ Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee;

g 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea-coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim;

sessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. f 25 And there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan.


ND seeing the multitudes,

a 14 That it might be fulled AN

which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

g 15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:

he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him.

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

b 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: 16 The people which sat in dark-for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ness, saw great light; and to them b 4 Blessed are they that mourn : which sat in the region and shadow for they shall be comforted.

of death, light is sprung up. d 17 ¶ From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent, for the kindom of heaven is at hand. f18 T And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers.

d 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.

20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.

21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and he called them.

d 22 And they immediately left the ship, and their father, and followed him.

m 23 ¶ And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their syna

b 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

b 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. b7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. b & Blessed are the pure in heart : for they shall see God.

b 9 Blessed are the peace-makers: for they shall be called the children of God.

b 10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake. for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. b 11 Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. d 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. t 13 ¶ Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour.

wherewith shall it be salted? it is] 24 Leave there thy gift before thenceforth good for nothing, but the altar, and go thy way; first be to be cast out, and to be trodden reconciled to thy brother, and then under foot of men. come and offer thy gift. t 14 Ye are the light of the world. d 25 Agree with thine adversary A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid.

d 15 Neither do men light a candle,
and put it under a bushel, but on a
candlestick and it giveth light
unto all that are in the house.
d 16 Let your light so shine before
men, that they may see your good
works, and glorify your Father
which is in heaven.

t 17 T Think not that I am come
to destroy the law, or the pro-
phets: I am not come to destroy,
but to fulfil.

quickly, while thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. t 26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

p 27 T Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:

28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. d 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

t 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. t 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever d 30 And if thy right hand offend shall do, and teach them, the same thee, cut it off, and cast it from shall be called great in the king-thee: for it is profitable for thee that dom of heaven. one of thy members should perish, t 20 For I say unto you, That ex- and not that thy whole body should cept your righteousness shall ex-be cast into hell.

ceed the righteousness of the scribes 31 It hath been said, Whosoever and Pharisees, ye shall in no case shall put away his wife,let him give enter into the kingdom of heaven. her a writing of divorcement: P 21 ¶ Ye have heard that it was p 32 But I say unto you, That said by them of old time, Thou whosoever shall put away his wife, shalt not kill; and whosoever shall saving for the cause of fornication, kill, shall be in danger of the judg- causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced, committeth adul


22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother tery. without a cause, shall be in danger 33 ¶ Again, ye have heard that of the judgment: and whosoever it hath been said by them of old shall say to his brother, Raca, shall time, Thou shalt not forswear thybe in danger of the council: but self, but shalt perform unto the whosoever shall say, Thou fool, Lord thine oaths:

shall be in danger of hell-fire. p 34 But I say unto you, Swear d 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy not at all: neither by heaven; for gift to the altar, and there remem- it is God's throne :

berest that thy brother hath aught| 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his against thee; footstool: neither by Jerusalem;

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