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10 When they saw the star, according to the time which he they rejoiced with exceeding had diligently enquired of the great joy.

wise men. 11 And, when they were come

17 Then was fulfilled that into the house, they saw the which was spoken by Jeremy young child, with Mary his mo- || the prophet, saying, ther, and fell down and wor- 18 In Rama was there a voice shipped him: and, when they heard, lamentation, and weephad opened their treasures, they ing, and great mourning, Rachel presented unto him gifts; gold, weeping for her children, and and frankincense, and myrrh. would not be comforted, be

12 And being warned of God, cause they are not. in a dream, that they should not 19 But when Herod was dead, return to Herod, they departed behold, an angel of the Lord into their own country another appeareth in a dream to Joseph way.

in Egypt, 13 And when they were de- 20 Saying, Arise, and take the parted, behold, the angel of the young child and his mother, and Lord appeareth to Joseph in a go

into the land of Israel: for dream, saying, Arise, and take they are dead which sought the the young child and his mother, young child's life. and flee into Egypt, and be thou 21 And he arose, and took the there until I bring thee word: for young child and his mother, and Herod will seek the young child came into the land of Israel, to destroy him.

22 But when he heard that Ar14 When he arose, he took the chelaus did reign in Judea, in the young child and his mother room of his father Herod, he was by night, and departed into afraid to go thither: notwithEgypt;

standing, being warned of God 15 And was there until the in a dream, he turned aside into death of Herod : that it might the parts of Galilee; be fulfilled which was spoken of 23 And he came and dwelt in the Lord by the prophet, saying, a city called Nazareth: that it Out of Egypt have I called my might be fulfilled which was Son.

spoken by the prophets, He 16 Then Herod, when he saw shall be called a Nazarene. that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and

CHAP. III. sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Beth-lehem, THE PREACHING OF JOHN and in all the coasts thereof,

BAPTIST. from two years old and under, IN those days came John the

Baptist preaching in the wilder- | that cometh after me is mightier ness of Judea,

than I, whose shoes I am not 2 And saying, Repent ye: for worthy to bear: he shall baptize the kingdom of heaven is at you with the Holy Ghost, and hand.

with fire: 3 For this is he that was 12 Whose fan is in his hand, spoken of by the prophet Esaias, and he will thoroughly purge saying, The voice of one crying his floor, and gather his wheat in the wilderness, Prepare ye into the garner ; but he will the way of the Lord; make his burn up the chaff with unpaths straight.

quenchable fire. 4 And the same John had his 13 Then cometh Jesus from raiment of camels' hair, and a Galilee to Jordan unto John to leathern girdle about his loins ; be baptized of him. and his meat was locusts and 14 But John forbade him, saywild honey.

ing, I have need to be baptized 5 Then went out to him Jeru- of thee, and comest thou to me? salem, and all Judea, and all the 15 And Jesus answering, said region round about Jordan, unto him, Suffer it to be so now:

6 And were baptized of him in for thus it becometh us to fulfil Jordan, confessing their sins. all righteousness.

Then he 7 But when he saw many of suffered him. the Pharisees and Sadducees 16 And Jesus, when he was come to his baptism, he said baptized, went up straightway unto them, o generation of out of the water: and lo, the vipers! who hath warned you heavens were opened unto him, to flee from the wrath to come and he saw the Spirit of God

8 Bring forth, therefore, fruits descending like a dove, and meet for repentance:

lighting upon him. 9 And think not to say within 17 And, lo, a voice from hea. yourselves, We have Abraham ven, saying, This is my

beloved to our father: for I say unto you, Son, in whom I am well pleased. That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abra

CHAP. IV. ham.

CHRIST TEMPTED. 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: there. THEN was Jesus led up of fore every tree which bringeth the spirit into the wilderness, to not forth good fruit is hewn be tempted of the devil. down, and cast into the fire. 2 And when he had fasted

11 I indeed baptize you with forty days and forty nights, he water unto repentance: but he was afterward an hungered.

3 And when the tempter came that John was cast into prison, to him, he said, If thou be the he departed into Galilee : Son of God, command that

13 And, leaving Nazareth, he these stones be made bread. came and dwelt in Capernaum,

4 But he answered, and said, which is upon the sea-coast, in It is written, Man shall not live the borders of Zabulon and by bread alone, but by every Nephthalim : word that proceedeth out of the 14 That it might be fulfilled mouth of God.

which was spoken by Esaias the 5 Then the devil taketh him prophet, saying, up into the holy city, and setteth 15 The land of Zabulon, and him on a pinnacle of the tem- the land of Nephthalim, by the ple,

way of the sea, beyond Jordan, 6 And saith unto him, If thou Galilee of the Gentiles ; be the Son of God, cast thyself 16 The people which sat in down: for it is written, Hedarkness, saw great light; and shall give his angels charge con- to them which sat in the region cerning thee; and in their hands and shadow of death, light is they shall bear thee up, lest at sprung up. any time thou dash thy foot 17 From that time Jesus beagainst a stone.

gan to preach, and to say, ReŤ Jesus said unto him, It is pent: for the kingdom of hea- · written again, Thou shalt not ven is at hand. tempt the Lord thy God. 18 And Jesus, walking by the

8 Again, the devil taketh him sea of Galilee, saw two breup into an exceeding high thren, Simon called Peter, and mountain, and sheweth him all Andrew his brother, casting a the kingdoms of the world, and net into the sea : for they were the glory of them;

fishers. 9 And saith unto him, All 19 And he saith unto them, these things will I give thee, if Follow me, and I will make thou wilt fall down and worship you fishers of men. me.

20 And they straightway left 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, their nets, and followed him. Get thee hence, Satan : for it is 21 And going on from thence, written, Thou shalt worship the he saw other two brethren, Lord thy God, and him only James the son of Zebedee, and shalt thou serve.

John his brother, in a ship with 11 Then the devil leaveth him, | Zebedee their father, mendand, behold, angels came and ing their nets; and he called ministered unto him.

them. 12 Now, when Jesus had heard 22 And they immediately left

the ship and their father, and hunger and thirst after rightefollowed him.

23 And Jesus went about all 4 Blessed are the merciful: Galilee, teaching in their syna- for they shall obtain mercy. gogues, and preaching the gos- 8 Blessed are the


in pel of the kingdom, and healing heart : for they shall see God. all manner of sickness, and all 9 Blessed are the peace-makmanner of disease, among the ers : for they shall be called the people.

children of God. 24 And his fame went through- 10 Blessed are they which are out all Syria: and they brought persecuted for righteousness' unto him all sick people that sake: for theirs is the kingdom were taken with divers diseases of heaven. and torments, and those which 11 Blessed are ye when men were possessed with devils, and shall revile you,


persecute those which were lunatick, and you, and shall say all manner of those that had the palsy; and he evil against you falsely for my healed them.

sake. 25 And there followed him 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding great multitudes of people from glad; for great is your reward Galilee, and from Decapolis, in heaven: for so persecuted and from Jerusalem, and from they the prophets which were Judea, and from beyond Jordan. before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: CHAP. V.

but if the salt have lost his sa

vour, wherewith shall it be saltCHRIST'S SERMON ON THE

ed ? it is thenceforth good for

nothing but to be cast out, and AND seeing the multitudes, to be trodden under foot ofmen. he went up into a mountain ; 14 Ye are the light of the avd, when he was set, his disci- world. A city that is set on an ples came unto him :

hill cannot be hid. 2 And he opened his mouth, 15 Neither do men light a and taught them, saying, candle, and put it under a bush

3 Blessed are the poor in spi- el, but on a candlestick, and it rit: for theirs is the kingdom of giveth light unto all that are in heaven.

the house. 4 Blessed are they that mourn: 16 Let your light so shine befor they shall be comforted. fore men, that they may sce

5 Bessed are the meek : for your good works, and glorify they shall inherit the earth. your Father which is in hca6 Blessed are they which do ven.



except your righteousness shall 28 But I

17 Think not that I am come | the altar, and go thy way ; first to destroy the law or the pro- be reconciled to thy brother, phets : I am not come to des- and then come and offer thy troy, but to fulfil.

gift. 18 For verily I say unto you, 25 Agree with thine adversary Till heaven and earth pass,one jot quickly, whiles thou art in the or one tittle shall in no wise pass way with him ; lest at any time from the law, till all be fulfilled. the adversary deliver thee to the 19 Whosoever, therefore, shall | judge, and the judge deliver break one of these least com- thee to the officer, and thou be mandments, and shall teach men cast into prison. so, he shall be called the least 26 Verily, I say unto thee, in the kingdom of heaven: but Thou shalt by no means come whosoever shall do and teach out thence, till thou hast paid them, the same shall be called the uttermost farthing. great in the kingdom of hea. 27 Ye have heard that it was

said by them of old time, Thou 20 For I say unto you, That shalt not commit adultery :

28 But I say unto you, That exceed the righteousness of the whosoever looketh on a woman scribes and Pharisees, ye shall to lust after her, hath commitin no case enter into the king. ted adultery with her already in dom of heaven.

his heart. 21 Ye have heard that it was 29 And if thy right eye offend said by them of old time, Thou thee, pluck it out, and cast it shalt not kill; and, Whosoever from thee : for it is profitable shall kill, shall be in danger of for thee that one of thy members the judgment :

should perish, and not that thy 22 But I say unto you, That whole body should be cast into whosoever is angry with his hell. brother without a cause, shall 30 And if thy right hand offend be in danger of the judgment; thee, cut it off, and cast it from and whosoever shall say to his thee: for it is profitable for thee brother, Raca, shall be in dan that one of thy members should ger of the council; but whoso-! perish, and not that thy whole ever shall say, Thou fool, shall body should be cast into hell. be in danger of hell-fire.

31 It hath been said, Whoso. 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy ever shall put away his wife, let gift to the altar, and there re-him give her a writing of dimemberest that thy brother hath || vorcement : aught against thee;

32 But I say unto you, That 24 Leave there thy gift before whosoever shall put away his

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