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that ye resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take thy 40 coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever 41 shall compel thee to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that 42 would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Ye have heard that it was said: Thou shalt love 43 thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. But I say 44 to you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you. That ye may be sons of your 45 Father who is in heaven; for he causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. For if ye love them that love 46 you, what reward have ye? Do not also the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren 47 only, what do ye that excels? Do not also the heathen thus? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your 48 Father who is in heaven is perfect.

VI. TAKE heed that ye do not your righteousness 1 before men, to be seen by them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father who is in heaven. There- 2 fore when thou doest alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say to you, they have in full their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand 3 know what thy right hand doeth. That thine alms 4

may be in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret will himself reward thee.

5 And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Verily I say to you, they 6 have in full their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret will reward thee.

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But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do; for they think that they shall be 8 heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore

like to them; for your Father knows what things 9 ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye:

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Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy

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Thy kingdom come; thy will be done, as in heaven, so also on the earth.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

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And forgive us our debts, as also we forgive our debtors.

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heav15 enly Father will also forgive you; but if ye forgive

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And when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of 16

a sad countenance; for they disfigure that they may appear to men to fast.

their faces, Verily I say to you, they have in full their reward. But thou, 17 when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not to men to fast, but to 18 thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father who seeth in secret will reward thee.

Lay not up for yourselves treasures on the earth, 19 where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through and steal. But lay up for yourselves 20 treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will 21 your heart be also.

The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore 22 thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be light; but if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be 23 dark. If therefore the light that is in thee is darkness, how great the darkness! No man can serve 24 two masters; for either he will hate the one, and g love the other, or he will hold to one and despise the other. Ye can not serve God and Mammon.

For this cause I say to you, take not thought for 25 your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the

life more than food, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air, that they sow not, nor reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feeds them. Are ye not much better than they? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit 28 to his stature? And why take ye thought for rai

ment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they 29 grow. They toil not, nor spin; and I say to you,

that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed 30 like one of these. And if God so clothes the grass

of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, will he not much more you, O ye of 31 little faith? Take not thought therefore, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, 32 Wherewith shall we be clothed? (For after all

these do the Gentiles seek.) For your heavenly 33 Father knows that ye have need of all these. But seek

first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; 34 and all these shall be added to you. Take not

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thought, therefore, for the morrow; for the morrow will take thought for itself Sufficient for the day is the evil thereof.

VII. JUDGE not, that ye be not judged. For with 2 what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged; and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to 3 you. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in

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thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy 4 brother: Let me cast out the mote from thine eye; and, behold, the beam is in thine own eye? Hypo- 5 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.

Give not that which is holy to the dogs, nor cast 6 your pearls before the swine; lest they trample them with their feet, and turn and rend you.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall 7 find; knock, and it shall be opened to you. For 8 every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, of whom if his son ask 9 bread, will he give him a stone? And if he ask a 10 fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being 11 evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more shall your Father who is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Therefore 12 all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, so also do ye to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

Enter in through the strait gate; for wide is the 13 gate, and broad the way, that leads to destruction, and many are they that go in thereat. For strait 14

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