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The Gospel according to Saint MATTHEW.


HE book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.

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

2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his her is of the Holy Ghost. brethren;

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and 3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and shall save his people from their sins. Esrom begat Aram; 22 Now all this was done, that it might 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; and be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson by the prophet, saying, begat Salmon; 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and shall bring forth a son, and they shall and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed call his name Emmanuel, which being inbegat Jesse ; terpreted is, God with us. 6 And Jesse begat David the king; 24 Then Joseph, being raised from sleep, and David the king begat Solomon of her did as the angel of the Lord had bidden that had been the wife of Urias; him, and took unto him his wife : 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; and 25 And knew her not till she had brought Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; forth her first-born son: and he called his 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josa- name JESUS. phat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; CHAP. II. 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;

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NOW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and the east to Jerusalem, Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King Josias ; of the Jews? for we have seen his star in 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his the east, and are come to worship him. brethren, about the time they were carried 3 ¶ When Herod the king had heard these away to Babylon: things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;

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

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.

5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea for thus it is written by the

14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; prophet, 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;

16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

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.

7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them dili17 So all the generations from Abraham gently what time the star appeared. to David are fourteen generations; and 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and from David until the carrying away into said, Go, and search diligently for the Babylon are fourteen generations; and young child; and when ye have found him, from the carrying away into Babylon unto bring me word again, that I may come and Christ are fourteen generations. worship him also.

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.

19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.

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 was.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 ¶ And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped

Christ brought out of Egypt. S. MATTHEW. Christ is baptized in Jordan.


him and when they had opened their his loins; and his meat was locusts and treasures, they presented unto him gifts; wild honey.

gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, 12 And being warned of God in a dream and all Judea, and all the region round that they should not return to Herod, they about Jordan, departed into their own country another


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

13 And when they were departed, be- 7 But when he saw many of the Pharihold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to sees and Sadducees come to his baptism, Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take he said unto them, O generation of vipers, the young child and his mother, and flee who hath warned you to flee from the into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring wrath to come?

thee word for Herod will seek the young 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for rechild to destroy him. pentance:

14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

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 Egypt have I called my Son.

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.

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.

16 ¶ Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceed- 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto ing wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the repentance: but he that cometh after me children that were in Bethlehem, and in is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not all the coasts thereof, from two years old worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with and under, according to the time which he the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

had diligently inquired of the wise men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was
spoken by Jeremy, the prophet, saying,
18 In Rama was there a voice heard, la-
mentation, and weeping, and great mourn-
ing, Rachel weeping for her children, and
would not be comforted, because they are


19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

12 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.

13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.

14 But John forbade him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me?

15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he

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

21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus

did reign in Judea in the 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 :

16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

17 And lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.



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

23 And he came and dwelt in a city the devil.

called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled 2 And when he had fasted forty days which was spoken by the prophets, He and forty nights, he was afterward an shall be called a Nazarene.



N those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judea, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.


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

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.

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

4 And the same John had his raiment 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about of God, cast thyself down: for it is written,

Christ tempted by the devil.


Christ's sermon on the mount. He shall give his angels charge concerning tudes of people from Galilee, and from thee and in their hands they shall bear Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot Judea, and from beyond Jordan. against a stone.

7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8 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 fall down and worship me.


AND seeing the multitudes, 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,

3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

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

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only 6 Blessed are they which do hunger and shalt thou serve. thirst after righteousness. for they shall be

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and be-filled. hold, angels came and ministered unto him.

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

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

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

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

7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

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

10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

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.


12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad for 16 The people which sat in darkness, great is your reward in heaven: for so saw great light; and to them which sat in persecuted they the prophets which were the region and shadow of death, light is before you.

sprung up.

17. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

18 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.

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.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

14 Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

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.

16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

17 T Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.


22 And they immediately left the ship, 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and their father, and followed him. and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in 23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, no wise pass from the law, till all be fulteaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing 19 Whosoever therefore shall break one all manner of sickness, and all manner of of these least commandments, and shall disease among the people. teach men so, he shall be called the least in

24 And his fame went throughout all the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever Syria and they brought unto him all sick shall do, and teach them, the same shall be people that were taken with divers dis- called great in the kingdom of heaven. eases and torments, and those which were 20 For I say unto you, That except your possessed with devils, and those which righteousness shall exceed the righteousness were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no and he healed them. case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

25 And there followed him great multi

21 ¶ Ye have heard that it was said by

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Of alms and prayer.

them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on the judgment: thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have

22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment: and thy cloak also.

whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, 41 And whosoever shall compel thee to shall be in danger of the council: but who- go a mile, go with him twain. soever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire.

23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25 Agree with thine adversary 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.

26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

27 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


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.

42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy:

44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?

47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?

48 T Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. CHAP. VI.

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NAKE heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profit- 2 Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, able for thee that one of thy members do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the should perish, and not that thy whole body hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in should be cast into hell. the streets, that they may have glory of 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall men. Verily, I say unto you, They have put away his wife, let him give her a their reward. writing of divorcement :

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever left hand know what thy right hand doeth: shall put away his wife, saving for the cause 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and of fornication, causeth her to commit adul- thy Father which seeth in secret, himself tery: and whosoever shall marry her that shall reward thee openly. is divorced, committeth adultery.

5 ¶ And when thou prayest, thou shalt

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath not be as the hypocrites are: for they love been said by them of old time, Thou shalt to pray standing in the synagogues, and in not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the corners of the streets, that they may be the Lord thine oaths: seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, They

34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all: have their reward. neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter in35 Nor by the earth; for it is his foot-to thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy stool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; city of the great King: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.

7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much

37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea, Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more speaking. than these cometh of evil.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them: 38 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been for your Father knoweth what things ye said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a have need of before ye ask him. 9 After this manner therefore pray ye:


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