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ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. 9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw
in the east, weut before them, till it came and stood over where the young child 10,11 was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when
they were come into the house, they saw the young child with vary his mother,
and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, 12 they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being
warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and fee
into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the 14 young child to destroy him. When he arose, he took the young child and his 15 mother by night, and departed into Egypt: and was there until the death of
Herod : that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet,
saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding
wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in
all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which 17 he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was 18 spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard, lament
ation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream 20 to Joseph in Egypt, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and
go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life. 21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land 22 of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judæa in the room
of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned 23 of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: and he came and
dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
the Prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene. 3 IN those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judæa,
and saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that 3 was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilder. 4 ness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. And the same
John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judæa, and all the region round about 6,7 Jordan, and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he
saw many of the pharisees and sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them,
O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8,9 Bring forth therefore fruits "meet for repentance: and think not to say within
yourselves, We have Abraham to our father : for I say unto you, that God is able 10 of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the ax is laid
unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good il fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire." I indeed baptize you with water unto
repentance : but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not 12 worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with tire: whose
fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou 15 to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it 16 becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when
he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were
opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and 17 lighting upon him: and lo, a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son,
in whom I am well pleased. 4
TREN was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an
1 Or, wired.
2 Or, ansu erable to amendment of life.
3 hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of 4 God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It
is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle 6 of the temple, and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down :
for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their
hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth 9 him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; and saith unto him, 10 All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then
saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship 11 the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him,
and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him. 12 NOW when Jesus bad heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into 13 Galilee; and leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is 14 upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim : that it might be 15 fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, The land of Zabulon,
and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the 16 Gentiles; the people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which 17 sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
ÅND Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called
Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea : for they were fishers. 19, 20 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And 21 they straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence,
he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a 22 ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. 'And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
AND Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner 24 of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria : and they
brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments,
and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and 25 those that had the palsy; and he healed them. And there followed him great
multitudes of people from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judæa, and from beyond Jordan. 5
AND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain : and when he was set,
his disciples came unto him: and he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, 3,4 Blessed are the poor in spirit : for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed
5 are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for 6 they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after
7 righteousness : for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall 8,9 obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed 10 are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are
they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake : for theirs is the kingdom of 11 heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall 12 say all manner of evil against you o falsely, for my sake: rejoice, and be ex
ceeding glad : for great is your reward in heaven : for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
Ye are the salt of the earth': but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and 14 trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on 15 an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a 3 bushel, 16 but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your
light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your
Father which is in heaven. 17 Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the Prophets : I am not come 18 to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass,
| Or, delivered up. 2 Gr. lying.
3 The word in the original signifieth a measure
containing about a pint less than a peck.
19 one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Who
soever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever
shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Ye have heard that it was said ' by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and 22 whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: but I say unto you, That
whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, 2 Raca! shall be in danger of
the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool! shall be in danger of hell fire. 03 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy 24 brother hath aught against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy 25 way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree
with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time
the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, 26 and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means
come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. 27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit 28 adultery: but I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after 29 her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye
3 offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that
one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast 30 into hell. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for
it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing 32 of divorcement: but I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away bis wife,
saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt 34 not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths : but I say unto 35 you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: nor by the
earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great 36 King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one 37 hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 but I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy 40 right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, 41 and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.' And whosoever shall compel 42 thee to go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.
Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate 44 thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, 45 and persecute you ; that ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven:
for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the 46 just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward have 47 ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, 48 what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore
perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. 6 Take heed that ye do not your * alms before men, to be seen of them: other
wise ye have no reward 5 of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when 2 thou doest thine alms, 6 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 3 I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy 4 left hand know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.
And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love
1 Or, to them.
3 Or, do cause thee to find. 5 Or, with. 2 That is, vain fellow. 4 Or, righteousness. 6 Or, cause not a trumpet to be sounded.
to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they 6 may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But
thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door,
pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall 7 reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen 8 do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye
therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need 9 of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which
10 art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done 11, 12 in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us 13 our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but de
liver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for 14 ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will 15 also forgive you : but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your
Father forgive your trespasses. 16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance : for
they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say 17 unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine 18 head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy
Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth 20 corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal : but lay up for yourselves
treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves 21 do not break through nor steal: for where your treasure is, there will your heart 22 be also. The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy 23 whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall
be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great 24 is that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the
one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. 25 Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought
for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what
ye shall put on. "Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air : for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather
into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better 27 than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? 28 And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they 29 grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: and yet I say unto you, That even 30 Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God
so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the 31 oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no
thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal 32 shall
we be clothed ? (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek :) for your 33 heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye
first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be 34 added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow
shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil
thereof. 7 Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall
be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again, 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest 4 not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother,
Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own 5 eye? Thou hypocrite, 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. 6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before
swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall 8 be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh 9 findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of 10 you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, 11 will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts
unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give
good things to them that ask him! 12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the Law and the Prophets.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that 14 leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat : ' because strait
is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly 16 they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather 17 grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth 18 good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot 19 bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every
tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of 22 heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will
say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in
thy name have cast out devils ? and in thy name done many wonderful works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken 25 him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended,
and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it feli 26 not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings
of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built 27 his house upon the sand : and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the
winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it. 28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were 29 astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one having authority, and not
as the scribes. 8. WHEN he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.
And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou 3 wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, 4 saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And
Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, show thyself to the priest, and offer the gist that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.
AND when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a cen6 turion, beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the 7 palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal 8 him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest
come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. 9 For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this
man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my 10 servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said
to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, 11 no, not in Israel. And I say unto you, That many shall come from the east
and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom 12 of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: 13 there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centu
rion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.
AND when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother laid, 15 and sick of a fever. And he touched her band, and the fever left her: and she
arose, and ministered unto them. 16
When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and bealed all that were 17 sick: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses. NOW when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave commandment
1 Or, how.