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going on from thence he saw other two brethren, 1 Or, Jacob: and so elsewhere. James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in

the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they straightway 22

left the boat and their father, and followed him. thorities read he. And ?Jesus went about in all Galilee, teaching in 23 3 Or, good tidings: their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the and so

kingdom, and healing all manner of disease and all manner of sickness among the people. And the re- 24 port of him went forth into all Syria: and they

brought unto him all that were sick, holden with 4 Or, demoniacs divers diseases and torments, possessed with devils,

and epileptic, and palsied; and he healed them. And there followed him great multitudes from Gal- 25 ilee and Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judæa and from beyond Jordan.

And seeing the multitudes, he went up into the 5 mountain: and when he had sat down, his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth and taught 2 them, saying,

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

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

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

Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after right- 6 eousness: for they shall be filled.

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

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

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be 9 called sons of God.

Blessed are they that have been persecuted for 10 righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall reproach 11 you, and persecute you, and say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be 12 exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were be

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fore you.

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have 13 lost its savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light 14 of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a lamp, and put it under the 15 bushel, but on the stand; and it shineth unto all that

16 are in the house. Even so let your light shine be

fore men, that they may see your good works, and

glorify your Father which is in heaven. 17 Think not that I came to destroy the law or the 18 prophets: I came not to destroy, but to fulfil. For

verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass

away, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass away 19 from the law, till all things be accomplished. Who

soever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall

do and teach them, he shall be called great in the 20 kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, that ex

cept your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no wise

enter into the kingdom of heaven. 21 Ye have heard that it was said to them of old

time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill 22 shall be in danger of the judgement: but I say unto

you, that every one who is angry with his brother 1 Many ancient aushall be in danger of the judgement; and whosoever without cause. shall say to his brother, "Raca, shall be in danger of ? con espression of

the council; and whosoever shall say, "Thou fool, 3 Or, Moreh, a He. 23 shall be in danger ‘of the shell of fire. If therefore brew expression

thou art offering thy gift at the altar, and there re- 4 Gr. unto or into.

memberest that thy brother hath aught against thee, 5 Gr. Gehenna of 24 leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way,

first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and 25 offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quick

ly, whiles thou art with him in the way; lest haply the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the

judge 6deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast thorities omit de26 into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by liver thee.

no means come out thence, till thou have paid the

last farthing 27 Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt not 28 commit adultery: but I say unto you, that every one

that looketh on a woman to lust after her hath com29 mitted adultery with her already in his heart. And

if thy right eye causeth thee to stumble, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee

that one of thy members should perish, and not thy 30 whole body be cast into 'hell. And if thy right

hand causeth thee to stumble, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of

thy members should perish, and not thy whole body 31 go into 'hell. It was said also, Whosoever shall put

away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorce


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ment: but I say unto you, that every one that put- 32 teth away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, maketh her an adulteress: and whosoever shall marry her when she is put away committeth adultery.

Again, ye have heard that it was said to them of 33 old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: but I say unto 34 you, Swear not at all; neither by the heaven, for it is the throne of God; nor by the earth, for it is 35 the footstool of his feet; nor by Jerusalem, for it

is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou 36 9 Some ancient au- swear by thy head, for thou canst not make one your speech shali hair white or black. But let your speech be, Yea, 37

yea; Nay, nay: and whatsoever is more than these ver. 39 ; vi. 13." is of the evil one.

Ye have heard that it was said, An eye for an eye, 38 and a tooth for a tooth: but I say unto you, Resist 39 not him that is evil: but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And 40 if any man would go to law with thee, and take

away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. And 41 5 Gr. impress.

whosoever shall scompel thee to go one mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and 42 from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.

Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love 43 thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy: but I say unto 44 you, Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you; that ye may be sons of your Father 45 which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise

on the evil and the good, and sendeth rain on the 6 That is, collectors just and the unjust. For if ye love them that love 46 man races!' and you, what reward have ye? do not even the publi

cans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, 47 what do ye more than others ? do not even the Gentiles the same? Ye therefore shall be perfect, as 48 your heavenly Father is perfect.

Take heed that ye do not your righteousness be- 6 fore men, to be seen of them: else ye have no reward with your Father which is in heaven.

When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a 2 trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward. "But when thou doest alms, let not :3 thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that 4 thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father wbich seeth in secret shall recompense thee.

so elsewhere.

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5 And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypo

crites: for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They 6 have received their reward. But thou, when thou

prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret,

and thy Father which seeth in secret shall recom7 pense thee. And in praying use not vain repetitions,

as the Gentiles do: for they think that they shall be 8 heard for their much speaking. Be not therefore

like unto them: for your Father knoweth what thorities read God 9 things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After your Father.

this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which 10 art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy king

dom come.' Thy will be done, as in heaven, so on 11

earth. Give us this day ?our daily bread*. And ? Gr. our bread for 12

forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our 3 Or, evil 13 debtors. And bring us not into temptation, but de- 4 Many 14 liver us from $the evil one.4 For if ye forgive men

their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also for- variations, add 15 give you. But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, kingdom, and the neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

glory, for ever. 16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, 4men.

of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may be seen of men to fast.

Verily I say 17 unto you, They have received their reward. But

thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash 18 thy face; that thou be not seen of men to fast, but

of thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father,

which seeth in secret, shall recompense thee. 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon the

earth, where moth and rust doth consume, and where 20 thieves break through and steal: but lay up for 5 Gr. dig through.

yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth

nor rust doth consume, and where thieves do not 21 'break through nor steal: for where thy treasure is, 22 there will thy heart be also. The lamp of the body

is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole 23 body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil,

thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If there

fore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great 24 is the darkness! No man can serve two masters:

for either he will hate the one, and love the other ; or else he will hold to one, and despise the other.

* Let the marg. read Gr. our bread for the coming day, or our needful bread. So in Luke xi. 3.-Am. Com.

1 Or, age

Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I 25 say unto you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shail put on. Is not the life more than the food, and the body than the raiment? Be- 26 hold the birds of the heaven, that they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; and your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much more value than they? And which of you by 27 being anxious can add one cubit unto his 'stature*? And why are ye anxious concerning raiment? Con- 28 sider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: yet I say unto you, that 29 even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God doth so clothe the grass of 30 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 ? Be not therefore anxious, saying, What 31 shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? For after all these 32 things do the Gentiles seek; for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first his kingdom, and his righteousness; 33 and all these things shall be added unto you. Be 34 not therefore anxious for the morrow: for the morrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with 7 what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured unto you.

And why beholdest thou the mote that 3 is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to 4 thy brother, Let me cast out the mote out of thine eye; and lo, the beam is in thine own eye? Thou 5 hypocrite, cast out first 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 unto the dogs, neither 6 cast your pearls before the swine, lest haply they trample them under 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 unto you: for 8 every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

* For “his stature” read “the measure of his life” (with marg. Or, his stature) So in Luke xii. 25.-Am. Com.

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