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MATTHEW v. 10, 11, 12.Blessed are they which are per-

secuted for righteousness' sake : for their's is the kingdom

of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you,

and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against

you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding

glad : for great is your reward in heaven : for so per-

secuted they the prophets which were before you 163

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