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darkness have seen a great light; from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and to those who sat in the re. and from beyond Jordan. gion and shadow of death, light Ch. V. i AND seeing the hath sprung up."

multitudes, he repaired to a 17 From that time Jesus be- mountain : and having sat down, gan to preach, and to say, “Re his disciples came to him. 2 form: for the reign of heaven Then opening his mouth, he approacheth.”

taught them, saying, 18 THEN walking by the sea 3 “ Happy are the poor in of Galilee, he saw two brethren, spirit: for theirs is the kingdom Simon called Peter, and Andrew of heaven. 4 Happy are those his brother, casting a net into who mourn: for they shall be the sea : for they were fishers. comforted. 5 Happy are the 19 And he said to them, meek : for they shall inherit the “ Come, follow me, and I will earth. 6 Happy are those that make you fishers of men.” 20 hunger and thirst after rightAnd immediately they left their eousness: for they shall be filled. nets, and followed him. 21 And 7 Happy are the compassionate : he went on thence, and saw two for they shall obtain compassion. other brethren, James the son of 8 Happy are the pure in heart : Zebedee, and John his brother, for they shall see God. 9 Hapin a ship with Zebedee their fa-py are the peace-makers : for ther, mending their nets: and they shall be called the sons of he called them. 22 And they God. 10 Happy are those that immediately, leaving the ship are persecuted on account of and their father, followed him. righteousness : for theirs is the

23 AND Jesus went about all | kingdom of heaven. 11 Happy Galilee, teaching in their syna- are ye when men shall reproach gogues, and preaching the glad you, and persecute you, and tidings of the reign, and curing speak all kind of evil against every disease, and every malady, you [falsely), on my account. among the people. 24 And his 12 “Rejoice, and be exceedfame spread through all Syria : (ingly glad : for great is your reand they brought to him all their ward in heaven: for thus were sick, seized and tormented with the prophets persecuted who various diseases, demoniacs,* were before you. lunatics, and paralytics, and he 13 “ Ye are the salt of the cured them. 25 And great mul-earth: but if the salt become intitudes followed him from Gali- sipid, in what way shall its saltlee, and from Decapolis, and I ness be restored ? it is thence

* Insane and epileptic persons were snpposed to be possessed by demons, or the ghosts of wicked men, who were thought to have the power of entering into the bodies of living men, and of tormenting them at pleasure. And the cure of these diseases is described as the casting out of the demons. The account which the gospel reveals of the state of the dead is so inconsistent witb this hypothesis, that it was soon exploded among Christians. But, that lunatics and epi. leptics were possessed by devils, or fallen angels, though it is an opinion which prevailed early, is no where asserted, nor even hinted at, in the New Testament, and is totally destitute of foundation both in reason and revelation. See Farmer's Essay on the Demoniacs of the New Testaurert

forth good for nothing, but to be apostate wretch !' shall be liable cast out, and to be trodden un- to the burning of Gehenna. der foot of men. 14 Ye are the 23 “If therefore thou bring thy light of the world. A city placed gift to the altar, and there reon a mountain cannot be con- member that thy brother hath a cealed. 15 Nor do men light a complaint against thee; 24 leave lamp, and put it under a mea- there thy gift before the altar, gure, but on a light-stand: and and go, first be reconciled to thy .it shineth to all in the house. brother, and then come and of16 In like manner let your light fer thy gift. 25 Agree with shine before men, that they may thine adversary quickly, while see your good works, and glori- thou art in the way with him ; fy your Father in heaven. | lest the adversary deliver thee to

17 “ Think not that I came to the judge, and the judge deliver destroy the law or the prophets : thee to the officer, and thou be I came not to destroy but to ful-cast into prison. 26 Verily I fil. 18 For verily I tell you, I tell thee, Thou wilt by no Till heaven and earth pass, one means be released, till thou hast jotorone tittle shall by no means paid the last farthing. pass from the law, till all be 27 Ye have heard that it accomplished. 19 Whosoever hath been said, Thou shalt not therefore shall break one of the commit adultery.' 28 But I tell · least of these commandments, you, that whosoever looketh on and shall teach men so, shall be a woman so as to cherish imcalled least in the reign of hea- pure desire towards her, hath ven; but whosoever shall per- already committed adultery, form and teach them, shall be with her in his heart. 29 Now called great in the reign of hea- if thy right eye insnare thee, ven. 20 For I tell you, that pluck it out, and cast it from unless your righteousness excel thee: for it is better for thee to that of the Scribes and Phari- lose one of thy members, than sees, ye shall by no means enter that thy whole body should be into the kingdom of heaven. cast into Gehenna. 30 And if

21 “ Ye have heard that it thy right hand insnare thee, cut hath been said to those of old it off, and cast it from thee: for time, Thou shalt not commit it is better for thee to lose one of murder;' and "Whosoever shall thy members, than that thy commit murder shall be liable whole body should be cast into to the judgment.' 22 But I tell (Gehenna. you, that whosoever is angry 31 “ Now it hath been said, with his brother without a cause, Whosoever shall put away his shall be liable to the judgment: wife, let him give her a bill of and whosoever shall say to his divorcement. 32 But I tell brother; "Thou vile man,' | you, that whosoever shall put shall be liable to the council : away his wife, except on account but whosoever shall say, 'Thou l of whoredom, causeth her to

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commit adultery: and whoso- ye may be sons of your Father ever shall marry her that is put in heaven : for he maketh his away, committeth adultery. sun arise on bad and good, and

33 “ Again, ye have heard sendeth rain on just and unjust. that it hath been said, to those 46 For if ye love those only who of old time, Thou shalt not love you, what reward have ye? forswear thyself, but shalt per- do not even the publicans the form unto the Lord thine oaths.' same? 47 And if ye salute 34 But I say to you, Swear not your brethren only, wherein do at all, neither by heaven, for it ye excel ? do not even the genis God's throne ; 35 nor by the tiles in like manner? 48 Be ye earth, for it is his footstool ; nor therefore perfect, as your Fathby Jerusalem, for it is the city er in heaven is perfect. of the great king. 36 Neither Ch. VI. 1 “ Take heed that shalt thou swear by thy head; ye do not your acts of rightebecause thou canst not make ousness before men, in order to one hair white or black. 37 But I be observed by them: otherwise, let your discourse be, Yes, yes; I ye have no reward with your No, no: for whatsoever is more Father in heaven. than these, proceedeth from 2“ When therefore thou givevil.

Jest alms, sound not a trumpet 38 “ Ye have heard that it before thee, as the hypocrites hath been said, ' An eye for an | do in the synagogues and in the eye, and a tooth for a tooth.' 39 | streets, that they may be exBut I say to you, that ye resist tolled by men. Verily I tell not evil: but whosoever shall you, they have their reward. 3 strike thee on thy right cheek, But when thou givest alms, let turn to him the other also. 40 not thy left hand know what thy And if any man would sue thee right hand doth: 4 that thine at law, and take away thy coat, alins may be in secret : and thy let him have thy mantle also. 41 Father that seeth in secret And whosoever shall compel himself) will reward thee thee to go one mile, go with him [openly.] two. 42 Give to him that ask- 5“ And when thou prayest, be eth thee; and from him that not like the hypocrites : for would borrow of thee, turn not they love to pray standing in the away.

synagogues and in the corners 43 “ Ye have heard that it of the streets, so as to be obhath been said, Thou shalt love served by men. Verily I tell thy neighbour, and hate thine you, that they have their reenemy. 44 But I say to you, ward. Love your enemies, [bless those 6“ But thou, when thou praythat curse you, do good to those est, enter into thy closet, and that hate you,] and pray for when thou hast shut thy door, those that [injuriously treat you, pray to thy Father that is in seand] persecute you : 45 that cret: and thy Father, that seeth

in secret, shall reward thee consumeth, and where thieves (openly]. 7 But when ye pray, do not break through nor steal: use not babbling repetitions, 21 for where your treasure is, like the heathen: for they think there will also be your heart. that they shall be heard for their

22 « The lamp of the body is much speaking. 8 Be not there.

the eye : if therefore thine eye fore like them: for your Father

be clear, thy whole body will be knoweth what things ye want

enlightened. 23 But if thine before ye ask him.

eye be dim, thy whole body will 9 « In this manner therefore i

be in darkness. If therefore pray ye: “ Our Father, who

the light which is in thee be' art in heaven, hallowed be thy

darkness, how great must be that name: 10 thy reign come: thy:

darkness! will be done upon the earth, as it is in heaven: 11 give us to- | 24 “No man can serve two day our daily bread : 12 and masters : for either he will hate forgive us our debts, as we also the one, and love the other; or forgive our debtors: 13 and he will hold to the one, and des. abandon us not to temptation, pise the other. Ye cannot serve but preserve us from evil.' 14 God and Riches. 25 Where, For if ye forgive men their of. fore I say unto you, Take no fences, your heavenly Father anxious thought for your life, will also forgive you: 15 but if what ye shall eat, ror what ye ye forgive not men [their of shall drink;7 nor for your body, fences,] neither will your Father with what ye shall be clothed. forgive your offences.

Is not the life a greater gift 16 « Moreover, when ye fast, than food; and the body than be not as the hypocrites, of a raiment ? 26 Observe the fowls sad countenance : for they dis- of heaven; that they neither figure their faces, that they may sow, nor reap, nor gather into appear unto men to fast. Veri- barns ; yet your heavenly Fa: ly I tell you that they have their ther feedeth them. Are not ye. reward. 17 But when thou fast- | much better than they? 27 Now est, anoint thy head, and wash which of you, by taking anxious thy face; 18 that thou appear thought, can add one cubit to not unto men to fast, but unto his stature? 28 And why take thy Father that is in secret: and ye anxious thought for raiment ? thy Father that seeth in secret Consider the lilies of the field, shall reward thee.

how they grow : they neither 19 « Lay not up for yourselves labour nor spin : 29 yet I tell treasures upon the earth, where you, that not even Solomon in moth and rust consume, and all his glory was arrayed like where thieves break, through one of these. 30 Now if God so and steal: 20 but lay up for clothe the herb of the field,' yourselves treasures in heaven, which flourisheth to-day, and where neither moth nor rust ( to-morrow will be cast into a

furnace; will he not much more, knock, and it shall be opened clothe you, O ye of little faith? unto you: 8 for whosoever

31“Wherefore take no anxious asketh, receiveth; whosoever thought, saying, "What shall sceketh, findeth; and to him we eat? or, What shall we that knocketh it shall be opened. drink? or, What shall we put 9 Is there any man among you, on ?' 32 (for after all these who, if his son shall ask bread things the gentiles seek:) for will he give him a stone? 10 or your heavenly Father know- if he shall ask a fish will he give eth that ye have need of all him a serpent ? 11 If ye there. these things. 33 But seek ye fore, being evil, know how to first the kingdom of God, and give good things to your chilthe righteousness required by dren, how much more will your him ; and all these things shall | Father in heaven give good be added unto you. 34 Take things to them that ask him? therefore no anxious thought 12 All things therefore whatabout the morrow : for the mor- soever ye would that men row will take anxious thought should do to you, do ye also for (the things of] itself. Suffi- to them ; for this is the law cient to the day is its own and the prophets. trouble.

13 « Enter in through the strait Ch. VII. 1 “Judge not that ye

i gate; for wide is the gate, and be not judged. ? For with what

broad is the way which leadjudgment ye judge, ye shall be

eth to perdition, and there are judged; and with what measure ye deal out, it shall be

many who enter in by it. .14 measured to you. 3 And why how narrow is the way which

But how strait is the gate, and observest thou the mote in thy

leadeth to life; and how few brother's eye, but art insensible

there are who find it ! of the beam in thine own eye? 4 Or how darest thou say to 15 “ Beware of false prophets, thy brother, Let me take the who come to you in garments of mote out of thine eye,' and, lo, sheep, while inwardly they are a beam is in thine own eye? ravenous wolves. 16 By their 5 Thou hypocrite, first take the fruits ye shall know them. Are beam out of thine own eye; grapes gathered from thorns; then thou wilt see clearly to take or figs from thistles? 17 In the mote out of thy brother's like manner every good tree eye.

bringeth forth good fruit ; but 6“ Give not things holy to a corrupt tree bringeth forth dogs, nor cast your pearls be- bad fruit. 18 A good tree canfore swine, lest they trample not bring forth bad fruit; nor them under their feet, and turn a corrupt tree bring forth good and rend you.

fruit. 19 Every tree which bring7“ Ask, and it shall be given eth not forth good fruit, is hewn you ; seek, and ye shall find;! down and cast into the fire. 20

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