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The wise men.
S. MATTHEW.

Hcrod's cruelty. 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with hem, and said, Go, and search dilichild, and shall bring forth a son, igently for the young child ; and and they shall call his name Em when ye have found him, bring manuel, which being interpreted me word again, that I may come is, God with us.

and worship him also. 24 Then Joseph, being raised 9 When they had heard the king, from sleep, did as the angel of the they departed; and lo, the star, Lord had bidden him, and took which they saw in the east, went unto him his wife :

before them, till it came and stood 25 And knew her not till she over where the young child was. had brought forth her first-born 10 When they saw the star, they son : and he called his name JE- rejoiced with exceeding great joy. SUS.

11 | And when they were come CHAP. II.

into the house, they saw the young 1 The wise men out of the east are child with Mary his mother, and

directed to Christ by a star. 11 They worship him and offer their

fell down, and worshipped him : presents. 14 Joseph siceih into and when they had opened their Egypt, with Jesus and his mother. treasures, they presented unto him 16 Herod slayeth the children: 20 himself dieth. 23 Christ is brought gifts; gold, and frankincense, and back again into Galilee to Naza: myrrh.

12 And being warned of God in NOW when Jesus was born in a dream that they should not re

Bethlehem of Judea in the turn to Herod, they departed into days of Herod the king, behold, their own country another way. there came wise men from the east 13 And when they were depart. to Jerusalem,

ed, behold, the angel of the Lord 2 Saying, Where is he that is appeareth to Joseph in a dream, born King of the Jews ? for we saying, Arise, and take the young have seer his star in the east, and child and his mother, and flee into are come to worship him. Egypt, and be thou there until I

3 When Herod the king had bring thee word : for Herod will heard these things, he was troub- seek the young child to destroy led, and all Jerusalem with him. him.

4 And when he had gathered all 14 When he arose, he took the the chief priests and scribes of the young child and his mother by people together, he demanded of night, and departed into Egypt : them where Christ should be born. 15 And was there until the death 5 And they said unto him, In of Herod : that it might be fulBethlehem of Judea : for thus it is filled which was spoken of the written by the prophet,

Lord by the prophet, saying, Out 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the of Egypt have I called my Son. land of Juda, art not the least 16 | Then Herod, when he saw among the princes of Juda : for that he was mocked of the wise out of thee shall come a Governor, men, was exceeding wroth, and that shall rule my people Israel. sent forth, and slew all the chil

✓ Then Herod, when he had | dren that were in Bethlehem, and privily called the wise men, in- in all the coasts thereof, from two quired of them diligently what years old and under, according to time the star appeared.

the time which he had diligently 8 And ho sent them to Bethle. I inquired of the wise men.

and great

John preacheth, and CHAP. III.

baptizeth Christ. 17 Then was fulfilled that which raiment of camel's hair, and a was spoken by Jeremy the proph- | leathern girdle about his loins ; et, saying,

and his meat was locusts and 18 In Rama was there a voice wild honey. heard, lamentation, and weeping, 5 Then went out to him Jeru

mourning, Rachel salem, and all Judea, and all the weeping for her children, and region round about Jordan, would not be comforted, because 6 And were baptized of him in they are not.

Jordan, confessing their sins. 19 | But when Herod was ng But when he saw many of dead, behold, an angel of the the Pharisees and Sadducees Lord appeareth in a dream to come to his baptism, he said unJoseph in Egypt,

to them, O generation of vipers, 20 Saying, Arise, and take the who hath warned you to flee from young child and his mother, and the wrath to come ? go into the land of Israel : for 8 Bring forth therefore fruits they are dead which sought the meet for repentance : young child's life.

9 And think not to say within 21 And he arose, and took the yourselves, We have Abraham young child and his mother, and to our father : for I say unto you, came into the land of Israel. that God is able of these stones

22 But when he heard that to raise up children unto AbraArchelaus did reign in Judea in ham. the room of his father Herod, he 10 And now also the axe is laid was afraid to go thither : not unto the root of the trees: there. withstanding, being warned of fore every tree which bringeth God in a dream, he turned aside

not forth good fruit is hewn down, into the parts of Galilee :

and cast into the fire. 23 And he came and dwelt in 11 I indeed baptize you with a city called Nazareth : that it water unto repentance; but he might be fulfilled which was spo that cometh after me is mightier ken by the prophets, He shall be than I, whose shoes I am not called a Nazarene.

worthy to bear : he shall baptize CHAP. III.

you with the Holy Ghost, and

with fire : | John preacheth: his office, life, nd baptism. 7 He reprehendeth

12 Whose fan is in his hand, The Pharisees, 13 and baptizeth and he will thoroughly purge his Christ in Jordan.

floor, and gather his wheat into IN those days came John the the garner; but he will burn up

Baptist, preaching in the wil the chaff with unquenchable derness of Judea,

fire. 2 And saying, Repent ye; for 13 | Then cometh Jesus from the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Galilee to Jordan unto John, to

3 For this is he that was spoken be baptized of him. of by the prophet Esaias, saying,

14 But John forbade him, say. The voice of one crying in the ing, I have need to be baptized wilderness, Prepare ye the way of thee, and comest thou to me? of the Lord, make his paths 15 And Jesus answering said straight.

unto him, Suffer it to be so now : 4 And the same John had his ) for thus it becometh us to fulfil

thalin;

Christ is tempted
S. MATTHEW.

of the devil. all righteousness. Then he suf tain, and sheweth him all the fered him.

kingdoms of the world, and the 16 And Jesus, when he was glory of them; baptized, went up straightway 9 And saith unto him, All these out of the water and lo, the things will I give thee, if thou heavens were opened unto him, wilt fall down and worship me. and he saw the Spirit of God 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, descending like a dove, and Get thee hence, Satan: for it is lighting upon him :

written, Thou shalt worship the 17 And lo, a voice from heaven, Lord thy God, and him only saying, This is my beloved Son, shalt thou serve. in whom I am well pleased.

11 Then the devil leaveth him, CHAP. IV.

and behold, angels came and

ministered unto him. 1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. 11 12 Now when Jesus had

The angels minister unto him. 13
He dwelleth in Capernaum, 17 be-

heard that John was cast into ginneth to preach, '18 calleth Peter, prison, he departed into Galilee; and Andrew, 21 James, and John,

13 And leaving Nazareth, he 23 and healeth all the diseased.

came and dwelt in Capernaum, THEN was Jesus led up of the which is upon the sea-coast, in

Spirit into the wilderness to the borders of Zabulon and Nephbe tempted of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty 14 That it might be fulfilled days and forty nights, he was which was spoken by Esaias the afterward an hungered.

prophet, saying, 3 And when the tempter came 15 The land of Zabulon, and to him, he said, If thou be the the land of Nephthalim, by the Son of God, command that these

way of the sea, beyond Jordan, stones be made bread.

Galilee of the Gentiles : 4 But he answered and said, 16 The people which sat in It is written, Man shall not live darkness, saw great light; and by bread alone, but by every to them which sat in the region word that proceedeth out of the and shadow of death, light is mouth of God

sprung up 5 Then the devil taketh him up 17 From that time Jesus beinto the holy city, and setteth gan to preach, and to say, Rehim on a pinnacle of the temple, pent; for the kingdom of heaven

6 And saith unto him, If thou is at hand. be the Son of God, cast thyself 18 | And Jesus, walking by down : for it is written, He shall the sea of Galilee, saw two give his angels charge concerning brethren, Simon called Peter, thee, and in their hands they and Andrew his brother, casting shall bear thee up, lest at any a net into the sea; for they were time thou dash thy foot against fishers. a stone.

19 And he saith unto them, Jesus said unto him, It is Follow me, and I will make you written again, Thou shalt not fishers of men, tempt the Lord thy God.

20 And they straightway left 8 Again, the devil taketh him their nets, and followed him. up into an exceeding high moun 21 And going on from thonco,

Cluist's sermon

CHAP. V.

in the mount. he saw other two brethren, James 5 Blessed are the meek : for the son of Zebedee, and John his they shall inherit the earth. brother, in a ship with Zebedee 6 Blessed are they which do their father, mending their nets: hunger and thirst after righteousand he called them.

ness : for they shall be filled. 22 And they immediately left n Blessed are the merciful : for the ship, and their father, and they shall obtain mercy. followed him.

8 Blessed are the

pure

in heart: 23 | And Jesus went about for they shall see God. all Galilee, teaching in their 9 Blessed are the peace-masynagogues, and preaching the kers : for they shall be called the gospel of the kingdom, and heal- children of God. ing all manner of sickness, and 10 Blessed are they which are all manner of disease among the persecuted for righteousness' people.

sake: for theirs is the kingdom 24 And his fame went through- of heaven. out all Syria : and they brought 11 Blessed are ye when men unto him all şick people that

shall revile you, and persecute were taken with divers diseases you, and shall say all manner of and torments, and those which evil against you falsely, for my were possessed with devils, and sake. those which were lunatic, and 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding those that had the palsy; and he glad: for great is your reward in healed them.

heaven : for so persecuted they 25 And there followed him the prophets which were before great multitudes of people from you. Galilee, and from Decapolis, and 13 | Ye are the salt of the from Jerusalem, and from Judea, earth: but if the salt have lost and from beyond Jordan. his savour, wherewith shall it be

salted ? it is thenceforth good for CHAP. V.

nothing, but to be cast out, and 1 Christ beginneth his sermon in the to be trodden under foot of men.

inount: 3 declaring who are blessed, 13 who are the salt of the earth,

14 Ye are the light of the 14 the light of the world, the city on

world. A city that is set on an an hill, 15 the candle : 17 that he hill cannot be hid. came to fulfil the law. 21 What ilis to kill, 27 to commit adultery, 33 to

15 Neither do men light å cansidear: 38 exhorteth to suffer wrong,

dle, and put it under a bushel, 44 to love even our enemies, 48 and but on a candlestick: and it givto labour after perfectness.

eth light unto all that are in the AND seeing the multitudes, he house.

went up into a mountain: 16 Let your light so shine beand when he was set, his disci

fore men, that they may see your ples came unto him.

good works, and glorify your 2 And he opened his mouth, Father which is in heaven. and taught them, saying,

17 Think not that I am come 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit:

to destroy the law, or the prophfor theirs is the kingdom of

ets: I am not come to destroy, heaven.

but to fulfil. 4 Blessed are they that mourn:

18 For verily I say unto you, for they shall be comforted.

Till heaven and earth pass, one jot

Christ's sermon
S. MATTHEW.

in the mount or one tittle shall in no wise pass said by them of old time, Thou from the law, till all be fulfilled. shalt not commit adultery :

19 Whosoever therefore shall 28 But I say unto you, That break one of these least com whosoever looketh on a woman mandments, and shall teach men to lust after her, hath committed 80, he shall be called the least in adultery with her already in his the kingdom of heaven : but heart. whosoever shall do, and teach 29 And if thy right eye offend them, the same shall be called thee, pluck it out, and cast it great in the kingdom of heaven. from thee : for it is profitable for 20 For I say unto you, That thee that one of thy members except your righteousness shall should perish, and not that thy exceed the righteousness of the whole body should be cast into scribes and Pharisees, ye shall hell. in no case enter into the kingdom 30 And if thy right hand offend of heaven.

thee, cut it off, and cast it from 21 [ Ye have heard that it was thee: for it is profitable for thee said by them of old time, Thou that one of thy members should shalt not kill ; and whosoever perish, and not that thy whole shall kill, shall be in danger of body should be cast into hell. the judgment:

31 It hath been said, Whoso22 But I say unto you, That ever shall put away his wife, let whosoever is angry with his him give her a writing of dibrother without a cause, shall be vorcement : in danger of the judgment: and 32 But I say unto you, That whosocver shall say to his broth whosoever shall put away his er, Raca, shall be in danger of wife, saving for the causc of forthe council : but whosoever shall nication, causeth her to commit say, Thou fool, shall be in danger adultery: and whosoever shall of hell-fire.

marry her that is divorced, com 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy mitteth adultery. gift to the altar, and there re 33 9 Again, ye have heard that memberest that thy brother hath it hath been said by them of old aught against thee,

time, Thou shalt not forswear 24 Leave there thy gift before thyself, but shalt perform unto the altar, and go thy way; first the Lord thine oaths : be reconciled to thy brother, and 34 But I say unto you, Swear then come and offer thy gift. not at all : neither by heaven;

25 Agree with thine adversary for it is God's throne : quickly, while thou art in the 35 Nor by the earth; for it is way with him ; lest at any time his footstool : neither by Jerusathe adversary deliver thee to the lem ; for it is the city of the judge, and the judge deliver thee great King : to the officer, and thou be cast 36 Neither shalt thou swear by into prison.

thy head, because thou canst not 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou make one hair white or black. shalt by no means come out 37 But let your communication thence, 'till thou hast paid the be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay : for uttermost ing.

whatsoever is more than these 27 Ye have heard that it was cometh of evil.

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