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To those sitting in the land and shadow of death,

To those light sprang up. From that time Jesus began to proclaim and to say:

Change your mind and the purpose of your heart. For the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.”

As he was walking by the sea of Galilee he saw two brothers, Simon who is called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers ; and he said to them:

" Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men.”

They at once left the nets and followed him.

Going on from there he saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father mending their nets.

He called them.

They at once left the boat and their father and followed him.

He was going round in all Galilee teaching in their synagogues and preaching the good news of the Kingdom, and curing all kinds of disease and all kinds of sickness among the people. And the report of him spread through all Syria : and they brought to him all those who were sick with different diseases and torments, demoniacs, epileptic and palsied, and he cured them. And


there followed him great crowds from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judæa, and from beyond Jordan.

Now seeing the crowds he went up into the mountain and when he had taken his seat, his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them : Blessed are the poor in spirit ! For it is to them the Kingdom of Heaven

belongs. Blessed are those who mourn !

For it is they who will be comforted. Blessed are the meek!

For it is they who will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after

righteousness. For it is they who will be filled. Blessed are the merciful !

For it is they who will obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart !

For it is they who will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers ! For it is they who will be called the children

of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted

For righteousness' sake
For it is to them the Kingdom of Heaven

Blessed are you, when men shall revile you,

Shall persecute you,

5: II. Shall


all kinds of evil
Against you falsely,
For my sake.

Be exceedingly glad !
For great is your reward in heaven.
For it was in this way they persecuted the


Who were before you.
You are the salt of the earth.

But if the salt has become saltless,
With what shall it be salted ?
It is then good for nothing
But to be thrown out,

And to be trodden under foot of men
You are the light of the world.

A city set on a hill cannot be hid.
Nor do men light a lamp,
And put it under the bushel,
But on the stand,

And it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men

That they may see your noble deeds,
And praise your Father who is in Heaven.

Do not think I have come to destroy the law,
Or the prophets.
I have not come to destroy

5: 17 But to fulfil.

For to tell you the truth,
Till heaven and earth pass
Not the dot of an “i,' nor the cross of a 't,'
Will ever disappear from the law

Till everything is accomplished.
So whoever shall break
One of these least commandments
And shall teach men to do so,
Will be called least
In the Kingdom of Heaven.
But whoever shall do and teach them
Will be called great
In the Kingdom of Heaven.

For I tell you,
Except your religion
Shall be better than that
Of the Scribes and Pharisees

You will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven. You have heard it was said to them of old time :

Thou shalt not kill,
And whoever shall kill,

Shall be in danger of being brought to trial.
But I tell

you: Whoever is angry with his brother

Will be in danger of being brought to trial. Whoever shall say to his brother, You fool!

Will be in danger of the council.


Whoever shall say: You scoundrel !

Will be in danger of the gehenna of fire. So if you are offering your gift at the altar, And there remember your

Has anything against you,
Leave your gift there before the altar

And go away.
First be reconciled to your brother,

And then come and offer your gift.
Agree with your adversary quickly,

While you are on the road with him,
Lest the adversary deliver you to the judge,
The judge deliver you to the sheriff,
And you be thrown into prison.
To tell you the truth :
You will never come out of there,

Till you have paid the last cent.
You have heard it was said :

Thou shalt not commit adultery.
But I tell you :

Whoever looks on a woman
To lust after her

Has committed adultery with her already
In his heart.

If your right eye is a hindrance to you,

Pick it out.
Throw it from you.

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