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Christ ends his sermon.

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed be thy name. like one of these.

10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.

30 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, 13 And lead us not into temptation, but What shall we eat? or, what shall we drink? deliver us from evil. For thine is the or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for 32 (For after all these things do the Genever. Amen. tiles seek) for your heavenly Father know14 For, if ye forgive men their tres-eth that ye have need of all these things. passes, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:

15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.

34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought 16 ¶ Moreover, when ye fast, be not as for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for day is the evil thereof. they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily, I say JUDGE not, that ye be not judged. unto you, They have their reward. 2 For with what judgment ye judge,


17 But thou, when thou fastest, anoint ye shall be judged: and with what meathine head, and wash thy face; sure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

18 That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father, which is in secret and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. 19¶ Lay not up for yourselves treasures 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, upon earth, where moth and rust doth cor- Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; rupt, and where thieves break through and and behold, a beam is in thine own steal:


20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou corrupt, and where thieves do not break see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy through nor steal. brother's eye.

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 be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.

23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. 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 cannot serve God and mammon.

25 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 raiment ?

6 ¶ Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.

7¶ Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

8 For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened.

9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? 10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

11 If ye then being evil know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather would that men should do to you, do ye into barns; yet your heavenly Father feed- even so to them: for this is the law and the eth them. Are ye not much better than prophets. they?

27 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 not, neither do they spin;

29 And yet I say unto you, That even

13 ¶ Enter ye in at the strait gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

15 ¶ Beware of false prophets, which

The centurion's servant healed. S. MATTHEW.

Christ stills the tempest.

come to you in sheep's clothing, but in-home sick of the palsy, grievously torwardly they are ravening wolves.

16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of


17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.

18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.


7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.

8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the Do this, and he doeth it. fire.

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21 Not every one that saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 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 it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

11 And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven:

12 But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into utter darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

13 And Jesus saith unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour.

14¶ And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever.

15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left her and she arose, and ministered unto them.

16 When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possess26 And every one that heareth these say-ed with devils: and he cast out the spirits ings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be with his word, and healed all that were sick; likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:

27 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.

28 And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were asto'nished at his doctrine.

29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.


17 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses.

18 ¶ Now when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side.

19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto him, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest.

20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have THEN he was come down from the nests; but the Son of man hath not where

WHEN tai was eat multitudes followed to lay his head.


21 And another of his disciples said unto 2 And behold, there came a leper and him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, my father. thou canst make me clean.

22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; 3 And Jesus put forth his hand, and and let the dead bury their dead. touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. 23 And when he was entered into a And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. ship, his disciples followed him.

4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell 24 And behold, there arose a great temno man; but go thy way, shew thyself to pest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was the priest, and offer the gift that Moses com- covered with the waves: but he was asleep, manded, for a testimony unto them. 25 And his disciples came to him, and 5 ¶ And when Jesus was entered into awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we Capernaum, there came unto him a centu- perish.

rion, beseeching him, 26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose,

Christ cures the palsy.


He raises Jairus' daughter. and rebuked the winds and the sea; and and sinners came and sat down with him there was a great calm. and his disciples.

27 But the men marvelled, saying, 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, What manner of man is this, that even the they said unto his disciples, Why eatwinds and the sea obey him! eth your Master with publicans and sin

28 And when he was come to the ners? other side, into the country of the Gerge- 12 But when Jesus heard that, he said senes, there met him two possessed with unto them, They that be whole need not devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding a physician, but they that are sick. fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.

29 And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

30 And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine, feeding.

31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.

13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

14 ¶ Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the bridegroom 32 And he said unto them, Go. And shall be taken from them, and then shall when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and behold, the whole 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth herd of swine ran violently down a steep unto an old garment: for that which is put place into the sea, and perished in the in to fill it up, taketh from the garment, and the rent is made worse.


they fast.

33 And they that kept them, fled, and 17 Neither do men put new wine into went their ways into the city, and told old bottles: else the bottles break, and every thing; and what was befallen to the the wine runneth out, and the bottles possessed of the devils. perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

34 And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.



ND he entered into a ship, and passed over, and came into his own city. 2 And behold, they brought to him a man sick of the palsy, lying on a bed and Jesus, seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be forgiven thee.

18 ¶ While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.

19 And Jesus arose, and followed him, and so did his disciples.

20 And behold, a woman which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment.

3 And behold, certain of the scribes said 21 For she said within herself, If I may within themselves, This man blasphemeth. but touch his garment, I shall be whole. 4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, 22 But Jesus turned him about, and said, Wherefore think ye evil in your when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of hearts? good comfort: thy faith hath made thee 5 For whether is easier to say, Thy whole. And the woman was made whole sins be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and from that hour. walk?

6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

7 And he arose, and departed to his house.

8 But when the multitude saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.

23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's house, and saw the minstrels and the people making a noise,

24 He said unto them, Give place: for the maid is not dead, but sleepeth. And they laughed him to scorn.

25 But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all that land.

9 And as Jesus passed forth from 27 ¶ And when Jesus departed thence, thence, he saw a man named Matthew, two blind men followed him, crying, and sitting at the receipt of custom: and he saying, Thou son of David, have mercy saith unto him, Follow me. And he arose, on us.

and followed him.

28 And when he was come into the 10 ¶ And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at house, the blind men came to him: and Jemeat in the house, behold, many publicans sus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am

He comforts them. 12 And when ye come into an house, salute it.

Christ's charge to his disciples. S. MATTHEW. able to do this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord.

29 Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith, be it unto you. 30 And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying, See that no man know it.

13 And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.

14 And whosoever shall not receive you, nor hear your words, when ye depart out of that house, or city, shake off the dust of

31 But they, when they were departed, spread abroad his fame in all that country. your feet.

32 As they went out, behold, they 15 Verily, I say unto you, It shall be brought to him a dumb man possessed with more tolerable for the land of Sodom and a devil. Gomorrah, in the day of judgment, than for that city.

33 And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake: and the multitudes marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel. 34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils, through the prince of the devils.

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17 But beware of men: for they will 35 And Jesus went about all the cities deliver you up to the councils, and they and villages, teaching in their synagogues, will scourge you in their synagogues. and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness, and every disease among the people.

36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.

37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.

38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.



ND when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease.

2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

18 And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles.

19 But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak, for it shall be given you in that same hour what ve shall speak.

20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in


21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel till the Son of man be come.

24 The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord.

3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, 25 It is enough for the disciple that he and Matthew the publican; James the son be as his master, and the servant as his of Alpheus, and Lebbeus, whose surname lord: if they have called the master of the was Thaddeus; house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?

4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not.

6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.

7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye received, freely give.


26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.

27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the house-tops.

28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on 9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor the ground without your Father. brass in your purses;

30 But the very hairs of your head are

10 Nor scrip for your journey, neither all numbered. two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: (for the workman is worthy of his meat.)

11 And into whatsoever city or town ye shall enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there abide till ye go thence.

31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.

32 Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

John sends to Christ.


Christ's testimony of John. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before face, which shall prepare thy way before men, him will I also deny before my Father thee.

which is in heaven.

11 Verily, I say unto you, Among them 34 Think not that I am come to send that are born of women, there hath not peace on earth; I came not to send peace, risen a greater than John the Baptist: notbut a sword. withstanding he that is least in the king35 For I am come to set a man at vari-dom of heaven, is greater than he. ance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in- tist, until now, the kingdom of heaven suflaw against her mother-in-law. fereth violence, and the violent take it by

12 And from the days of John the Bap

36 And a man's foes shall be they of his force. own household.

37 He that loveth father or mother more than me, is not worthy of me and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not worthy of me.

13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias which was for to come.

15 He that hath ears to hear, let him


38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 16 But whereunto shall I liken this 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: generation? It is like unto children sitting and he that loseth his life for my sake, in the markets, and calling unto their felshall find it. lows,

40 He that receiveth you, receiveth 17 And saying, We have piped unto me, and he that receiveth me, receiveth you, and ye have not danced; We have him that sent me. mourned unto you, and ye have not la

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the mented. name of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's 18 For John came neither eating nor reward; and he that receiveth a righteous drinking, and they say, He hath a devil. man in the name of a righteous man, shall 19 The Son of man came eating and receive a righteous man's reward. drinking, and they say, Behold, a man 42 And whosoever shall give to drink gluttonous, and a wine-bibber, a friend of unto one of these little ones, a cup of cold publicans and sinners. But Wisdom is water only, in the name of a disciple, verily, justified of her children. I say unto you, He shall in no wise lose his reward.



20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not.

ND it came to pass when Jesus had 21 Wo unto thee, Chorazin! wo unto made an end of commanding his thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works twelve disciples, he departed thence to which were done in you had been done in teach and to preach in their cities. Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

2 ¶ Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two of his disciples,

3 And said unto him, Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?

22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.

23 And thou, Capernaum, which art ex4 Jesus answered and said unto them, alted unto heaven, shalt be brought down Go and shew John again those things to hell: for if the mighty works which which ye do hear and see: have been done in thee, had been done in 5 The blind receive their sight, and the Sodom, it would have remained until this lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and day. the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, 24 But I say unto you, That it shall be and the poor have the gospel preached to more tolerable for the land of Sodom, in the day of judgment than for thee.


6 And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me.

25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of 7 ¶ And as they departed, Jesus began heaven and earth, because thou hast hid to say unto the multitudes concerning John, these things from the wise and prudent, What went ye out into the wilderness to and hast revealed them unto babes. see? A reed shaken with the wind?

26 Even so, Father, for so it seemed good

8 But what went ye out for to see? A in thy sight. man clothed in soft raiment ? Behold, 27 All things are delivered unto me of they that wear soft clothing are in kings' my Father; and no man knoweth the Son, houses. but the Father; neither knoweth any man

9 But what went ye out for to see? A the Father, save the Son, and he to whomprophet? yea, I say unto you, and more soever the Son will reveal him. 28¶ Come unto me, all ye that labour, 10 For this is he of whom it is written, and are heavy laden, and I will give you Behold, I send my messenger before thy rest.

than a prophet.

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