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Wise men directed St. MATTHEW, 2. by a star to Christ. that it might be fulfilled which diligently for the young child ; was spoken of the Lord by the and when ye have found him, prophet, saying,

bring me word again, that I 23 Behold, a virgin shall be may come and worship him with child, and shall bring also. forth a son, and they shall call 9 When they had heard the his name Emmanuel, which king, they departed; and, lo, being interpreted ig, God with the star, which they saw in

the east, went before them, till 24 Then Joseph being raised it came and stood over where from sleep did as the angel of the young child was. the Lord had bidden him, and 10 When they saw the star, took unto him his wife : they rejoiced with exceeding

And knew her not till she great joy. had brought forth her first-11 | And when they were born son: and he called his come into the house, they saw name JESUS.

the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and

worshipped him: and when CHAPTER 2. they had opened their trea

sures, they presented unto him Now OW when Jesus was born gifts ; gold, and frankincense,

in Bethlehem of Judæa and myrrh. in the days of Herod the king, 12 And being warned of God behold, there came wise men in a dream that they should from the east to Jerusalem, not return to Herod, they de

2 Saying, Where is he that is parted into their own country born King of the Jews ? for we another way. have seen his star in the east. 13 And when they were deand are come to orship him.' parted, behold, the angel of the 3 When Herod the king had dream, saying, Arise, and take

Lord appeareth to Joseph in a heard these things, he was the young child and his motroubled, and all Jerusalem ther, and flee into Egypt, and with him. 4 And when he had gathered word: for Herod will seek the

be thou there until I bring thee all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he de

young child to destroy him. manded of them where Christ). 14 When he arose, he took should be born.

the young child and his mother 5 And they said unto him, In by night, and departed into Bethlehem of Judæa : for thus 15 And was there until the

Egypt: it is written by the prophet.

death of Herod : that it might 6 And thou Bethlehem, in be fulfilled which was spoken the land of Juda, art not the of the Lord by the prophet, least among the princes of saying, Out of Egypt have I Juda: for out of thee shall called my son. come a Governor, that shall| 16 | Then Herod, when he rule my people Israel.

saw that he was mocked of 7 Then Herod, when he had the wise men, was exceeding privily called the wise men, wroth, and sent forth, and enquired of them diligently slew all the children that were what time the star appeared. in Bethlehem, and in all the 8 And he sent them to Beth-coasts thereof, from two years lehem, and said, Go and search old and under, according to the John's preaching, Sr. MATTHEW, 3. life, and baptism. time which he had diligently a leathern girdle about his enquired of the wise men. loins; and his meat was locusts

17 Then was fulfilled that and wild honey. which was spoken by Jeremy 5. Then went out to him Jeruthe prophet, saying,

salem, and all Judæa, and all 18 In Rama was there a voice the region round about Jorheard, lamentation, and weep- dan, ing, and great mourning, 1.6 And were baptized of him Rachel weeping for her chil- in Jordan, confessing their dren, and would not be com- sins. forted, because they are not. 7 | But when he saw many of 19 T But when Herod was

the Pharisees and Sadducees dead, behold, an angel of the come to his baptism, he said Lord appeareth in a dream to unto them, generation of Joseph in Egypt,

vipers, who hath warned you. 20 Saying, Arise, and take the to flee from the wrath to come ? young child and his mother, 8 Bring forth therefore fruits and go into the land of Israel: meet for repentance: for they are dead which sought 9 And think not to say within the young child's life.

yourselves, We have Abraham 21 And he arose, and took the to our father: for I say unto young child and his mother, you, that God is able of these and came into the land of stones to raise up children unIsrael.

to Abraham. 22 But when he heard that 10 And now also the axe is Archelaus did reign in Judæa laid unto the root of the trees : in the room of his father Herod, therefore every tree which he was afraid to go thither:not- bringeth not forth good fruit is withstanding, being warned hewn down, and cast into the of God in a dream, he turned fire. aside into the parts of Galilee: 11 I indeed baptize you with 23 And he came and dwelt in that cometh after me is migh

water unto repentance: but he a city called Nazareth : that it tier than I, whose shoes I am might be fulfilled which was not worthy to bear : he shall spoken by the prophets, He baptize you with the Holy shall be called a Nazarene.

Ghost, and with fire :

12 Whose fan is in his hand,

and he will thoroughly purge CHAPTER 3.

his floor, and gather his wheat

into the garner; but he will Baptist, preaching in the quenchable fire. wilderness of Judæa, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for Galilee to Jordan unto John, to

13 " Then cometh Jesus from the kingdom of heaven is at be baptized of him. hand.

14 But John forbad him, say. 3 For this is he that was ing, I have need to be baptized spoken of by the prophet of thee, and comest thou to Esaias, saying, The voice of me? one crying in the wilderness, 15 And Jesus answering said Prepare ye the way of the unto him, Suffer it to be so Lord, make his paths straight. now : for' thus it becometh

4 And the same John had his us to fulfil all righteousness. raiment of camel's hair, and Then he suffered him.

IN with un

Christ fasteth, St. MATTHEW, 4. and is tempted.

16 And Jesus, when he was 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, baptized, went up straightway Get thee hence, Satan : for it out of the water: and, lo, the is written, Thou shalt worship heavens were opened unto the Lord' thy God, and him him, and he saw the Spirit of only shalt thou serve. God descending like a dove, 11 Then the devil leaveth and lighting upon him : him, and, behold, angels came

17 And: lo a voice from hea- and ministered unto him. ven, saying, This is my be- 12 | Now when Jesus had loved Son, in whom I am well heard that John was cast into pleased.

prison, he departed into Gali

lee; CHAPTER 4.

13 And leaving Nazareth, he

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

in ness to be tempted of the devil. Nephthalim : 2 And when he had fasted 14 That it might be fulfilled forty days and forty nights, he which was spoken by Esaias was afterward an hungred.

the prophet, saying, 3 And when the tempter the land of Nephthalim, by the

15 The land of Zabulon, and came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command way of the sea, beyond Jordan, that these stones be made Galilee of the Gentiles; bread.

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

17 | From that time Jesus 5 Then the devil taketh him began to preach, and to say, up into the holy city, and set- Repent: for the kingdom of teth him on a pinnacle of the heaven is at hand. temple,

18 4 And Jesus, walking by 6 And saith unto him, If thon the sea of Galilee, sa w two be the Son of God, cast thyself brethren, Simon called Peter, down: for it is 'written, Ke and Andrew his brother, castshall give his angels charge ing a net into the sea : for they concerning thee: and in their were fishers. hands they shall bear thee up. Follow me, and I will make

19 And he saith unto them, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

you fishers of men. 7 Jesus said unto him. It is 20 And they straightway left written again, Thou shalt not their nets, and followed him. tempt the Lord thy God. 21 And going on from thence,

8 Again, the devil taketh him he saw other two brethren. up into an exceeding high James the son of Zebedee, and mountain, and sheweth him John his brother, in a ship all the kingdoms of the world, with Zebedee their father, and the glory of them:

mending their nets; and he 9 And saith unto him, All called them. these things will I give thee, if 22 And they immediately left thou wilt fall down and wor- the ship and their father, and ship me.

followed him.

were

Christ's sermon St. MATTHEW, 5. on the mount.

23 | And Jesus went about persecuted for righteousness' all Galilee, teaching in their sake: for their's is the kingdom synagogues, and preaching the of heaven. gospel of the kingdom, and 11 Blessed are ye, when men healing all manner of sick- shall revile you, and persecute ness and all manner of disease you, and shall say all manner among the people.

of evil against you falsely, for 24 And his fame went my sake. throughout all Syria : and they 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding brought unto him all sick glad : for great is your reward people that were taken with in heaven : for so persecuted divers diseases and torments, they the prophets which were and those which were pos- before you. sessed with devils, and those 13 | Ye are the salt of the which

lunatick, and earth: but if the salt have lost those that had the palsy; and his savour, wherewith shall it he healed them.

be salted į it is thenceforth 25 And there followed him good for nothing, but to be great multitudes of people cast out, and to be trodden from Galilee, and from Deca- under foot of men. polis, and from Jerusalem, 14 Ye are the light of the and from Judæa, and from world. A city that is set on beyond Jordan.

an hill cannot be hid.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a

bushel, but on a candlestick; CHAPTER 5. and it giveth light unto ali

that are in the house. he went up into a moun-before men, that they may see tain: and when he was set, his your good works, and glorify disciples came unto him :

your Father which is in 2 And he opened his mouth, heaven. and taught them, saying, 17 9 Think not that I am

3. Blessed are the poor in come to destroy the law, or the spirit : for their's is the king-prophets: I am not come to dom of heaven,

destroy, but to fulfil. 4 Blessed they that 18 For verily I say unto you, mourn : for they shall be com- Till heaven and earth pass, one forted.

jot or one tittle shall in no 5 Blessed are the meek: for wise pass from the law, till all they shall inherit the earth. be fulfilled. 6 Blessed are they which do 19 Whosoever therefore shall hunger and thirst after right- break one of these least comeousness: for they shall be mandments, and shall teach filled,

men so we shall be called the 7 Blessed are the merciful: least the kingdom of heafor they shall obtain mercy.

but whosoever shall do

and teach them the same shall 8 Blessed are the pure in be called great in the kingdom heart: for they shall see God. of heaven.

9 Blessed are the peacemak- 20 For I say unto you, That ers: for they shall be called except your righteousness the children of God.

shall exceed the righteousness 10 Blessed are they which are of the scribes and Pharisees,

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Christ's sermon St. MATTHEW, 5. on the mount. ye shall in no case enter into from thee: for it is profitable the kingdom of heaven. for thee that one of thy mem21 4 Ye have heard that it bers should perish, and not was said by them of old time, that thy whole body should be Thou shalt not kill; and who- cast into hell. soever shall kill shall be in 31 It hath been said, Whosodanger of the judgment: ever shall put away his wife,

22 But I say unto you, That let him give her a writing of whosoever is angry with his divorcement : brother without a cause shall 32 But I say unto you, That be in danger of the judgment: whosoever shall put away his and whosoever shall say to his wife, saving for the cause of brother, Raca, shall be in dan- fornication, causeth her to ger of the council: but whoso commit adultery: and whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall ever shall marry her that is be in danger of hell fire.

divorced committeth adultery. 23 Therefore if thou bring 33 ! Again, ye have heard thy gift to the altar, and there that it hath been said by them rememberest that thy brother of old time, Thou shalt not hath ought against thee; forswear thyself, but shalt 24 Leave there thy gift before perform unto the Lord thine the altar, and go thy way; first

oaths: be reconciled to thy brother, | 34 But I say unto you, Swear and then come and offer thy not at all; neither by heaven;

for it is God's throne : gift. 25 Agree with thine adver-35 Nor by the earth; for it is sary quickly, whiles thou art his footstool: neither by Jeruin the way with him ; lest at salem ; for it is the city of the any time the adversary deliver great King. thee to the judge, and the 36 Neither shalt thou swear judge deliver thee to the by thy head, because thou officer, and thou be cast into canst not make one hair white prison.

or black. 26 Verily I say unto thee, 37 But let your communicaThou shalt by no means come tion be, Yea, yea ; Nay, nay: out thence, till thou hast paid for whatsoever is more than the uttermost farthing.

these cometh of evil. 27 Ye have heard that it was 38 Ye have heard that it said by them of old time, Thou hath been said, An eye for an shalt not commit adultery:

eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 28 Bat I say unto you, That| 39 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman ye resist not evil: but whosoto lust after her hath commit-ever shall smite thee on thy ted adultery with her already right cheek, turn to him the in his heart.

other also. 29 And if thy right eye offend 40 And if any man will sue thee, pluck it out, and cast it thee at the law, and take away from thee : for it is profitable thy coat, let him have thy for thee that one of thy mem-cloke also. bers should perish, and not 41 And whosoever shall comthat thy whole body should be pel thee to go a mile, go with cast into hell.

him twain. 30 And if thy right hand of- 42 Give to him that asketh tend thee, cut it off, and cast it thee, and from him that would

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