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CHAP. II.

ing, Ărīşe, and take the young child The rise men wor'ship Christ. and his mother, and flee into Egypt,

Tow, when Jē'şus waş born in and be thou there until I bring thee days of Hěr'od the king, behold, child to dēstrôy' him. there came wise men from the east to 14 When he ăröşe, he took the Jē-rû'sa-lěm,

young child and his mother by night, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born and departed into E'şýpt, King of the Jews? for we have seen 15 And wāş there until the death his star in the east, and are come to of Ilěr'od: that it might be fulfilled wór'shịp him.

which was spoʻkend of the Lord by the 3 When Hěr'od the king had hěard prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have these things, he wâş* troub'led, and I called my son. all Jē-rû'sa-lem with him.

16 9 Then Hěr'od, when he saw 4 And when he had găthered all that he wāş mocked of the wise men, the chief priēsts and scribes of the waş exceeding wroth, and sent forth, people togěther, he dēmàn'ded of and slew all the children that were them where Christ should be born. in Běth'le-něm, and in all the coasts

5 And they saidt unto him, In thereof, from two years old and under, Běth'le-hěm of Jū-dē'à : for thus it is according to the time which he had written by the prophet,

diligently inquired of the wise men. 6 And thou, Běth'le-hěm, in the 17 Then wāş fulfilled that which land of Jū'dă, art not the lēast ămóng wāş spõsken by Jěr'e-my the prophet, the princes of Jū'dă : for out of thee saying, shall come a Góv'ér-nór, that shall 18 In Rā'mă waş there a voice rule my people îs'ra :1.

hěard, lăm-ěn-tā'tion, and weeping, 7 Then Hěr'od, when he had priv- and great mourning, Rā'chělT weepily called the wise men, inquired of ing for her children, and would not them diligently whât time the star be cóm'fór-ted, because they are not. appeared.

19 | But when ěr'od wäş deaa, 8 And he sent them to Běth'le-hěm, behold, an angel of the Lord appearand said, Go, and sčarch diligently eth in a dream to Jõ'sěph in E'şýpt, for the young child ; and, when ye 20 Saying, Ărīşe, and take the have found him, bring me word young child and his mother, and go ăgain',I that I may come and wor'- into the land of Ís'ra-èl; for they are shịp him also.

dead which sought the young child's s When they had heard the king, life. they departed; and lo, the star, 21 And he ăroşe, and took the which they saw in the east, went be- young child and his mother and came fore them, till it came and stood over into the land of Īs'ra-ěl. where the young child wâş.

22 But when he heard that Àr10 When they saw the star, they che-lā’ús did reign in Jū-dē'ă in the rejoiced with exceeding great joy. room of his father Hěr'od, he waş

11 | And when they wěre come ă-frāid' to go thither: notwithstandinto the house, they saw the young ing, being wârned of God in a dream, child with Ma'ry his mother, and fell he turned ăside into the parts of Găldown and wor'ship-ped him: and, i-lēē : when they had opened their tréaş' 23 And he came and dwelt in a ūres, they presented unto him gifts, city called Năz'a-rěth: that it might gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.|| be fulfilled which waş spoʻken by the

12 And being wârned of God in prophets, He shall be called a Näze a dream, that they should not return a-rēne'. to Hěr'od, they departed into their

CHAP. III. own country ănóther way,

The preaching of Jõhn the Băp'tist. 13 | And when they wěre depar N those days came John the Băp'. ted, behold the angel of the Lord appeareth to Jo'sěph in a dream, say- I of Jū-de'ă,

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2 And saying, Repent ye: for the opened unto him, and he saw the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Spir'it of God dēscěn'ding like a

3 For this is he that was spoken of dove, and lighting upon him: by the prophet E-sā'i-ăs,* saying, The 17 And, lo, a voice from heaven, voice of one crying in the wilderness, saying, This is my beloved Son, iu Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make whom I am well pleased. his paths straight.

CHAP. IV. 4 And the same John had his rai Christ's fasting and temptation. ment of camel's hair, and a lặathern VHEN was Jē'şūs led up of the gir'dlet ăbout his loins; and his meat spirit into the wilderness to be was locusts and wild honey.

tempted of the devil. 5 [ Then went out to him Jē-rû'sa 2 And when he had făst'ed forty lēm, and all Jū-dē’ă, and all the re- days and forty nights, he was áf’tér. gion round ăbout Jộrdăn,

ward an hungered. 6 And wěre baptized of him in 3 And when the tempter came to Jôr'dăn, confessing their sins. him, he said, If thou be the Son of

7 1 But when he saw many of the God, command' that these stones be Phár'i-sēēs and Săd'du-cēēs come to made bread. his baptism, he said unto them, O gc 4 But he ănswered and said, It is neration of vipers ! who hath wârned written, Man shall not live by bread you to flee from the wrăth to come? ălone, but by every word that pro

8 Bring forth, thěre'fore, fruits meet cecdeth out of the mouth of God. for repentance:

5 Then the devil taketh him up 9 And think not to say, within into the holy city, and setteth him yourselves, We have Ā'bra-hăm to on a pinnacle of the temple, our father: for I say unto you, That 6 And saith|| unto him, If thou be God is able of these stones to raise the Son of God, căst thyself down: up children unto Ā'bra-hăm.

for it is written, He shall give his 10 And now also the axe is laid angels chàrge çõncěr'nặng thee: and unto the root of the trees : thěre'fore in their hands they shall bear thee up, every tree which bringeth not forth lěst at any time thou dash thy foot good fruit is hewn down, and căst ágainst's a stone. into the fire.

7 Jē'şūs said unto him, It is written 11 I indeed baptize you with water ăgain', Thou shalt not tempt the Lord unto repentance; but he that cometh thy God. áfter me is mightier than I, whose 8 Ăgain', the devil taketh him up shoes I am not worthy to beār: he into an exceeding high môûn'tain, shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and shew'eth him all the kingdoms and with fire:

of the world, and the glory of them; 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and 9 And saith unto him, All these he will thoroughly purge his floor, things will I give thee, if thou wil: and găther his

wheat into the gar- fall down' and wor'ship me. ner; but he will burn up the chăff 10 Then saith Jē'şŭs unto him, Get with unquenchable fire.

thee hence, Sā'tăn: for it is written, 13 [Then cometh Jē'şts from Thou shalt wor'shịp the Lord thy Gäl'i-lēē to Jôr'dăn unto John, to God, and him only shalt thou sérve. be baptized of him.

11 Then the devil leaveth him : 14 But Jõhn förbăde' him, saying, and, behold, ängels came and minisI have need to be baptized of thee, tered unto him. and comest thou to me?

12 | Now, when Jē'şús had heard 15 And Jē'şūs, answering, said unto that John was căst into prison, he him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus departed into Găl'i-lēē: it becometh us to fulfil all righ'tē-oŭs 13 And, leaving Năz'a-rěth, he něss.] Then he suffered him. came and dwelt in Ça-pěr'na-ům,

16 And Jē’sús, when he was bap- which is upon the sea coast, in the tized, went up straightway out of borders of Zăb'u-lon and Něph'tha. the water: and lo, the heavens wěrelim:

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14 That it might be fulfilled which 2 And he opened his mouth, and was spõ'ken* by E-sā'i-ăst the pro- taught them, saying, phet, saying,

3 Blěs'sěd' àre the poor in spirit : 15 The land of Zăb'u-lón, and the for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. land of Něph'tha-lim, by the way of 4 Blěs'sěd are they that mourn: for the sea, beyond Jôr'dăn, Găli-léē of they shall be cóm'fór-ted. the Gěn'tiles :

5 Blěs'sěd are the meek: for they 16 The people which sat in dark- shall inherit the earth. ness saw great light; and to them 6 Blěs'sěd are they which do which sat in the region and shadow hunger and thirst ăfter righteousof death, light is sprung up.

ness : for they shall be filled. 17 1 From that time Jē'şūs began Bles'sěd àre the měr'ci-fûl : for to preach, and to say, Repent: for they shall obtain měrcy. the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 8 Blčs'sẽ d àre the pure in heàrt:

18 T And Jē'şús, walk'ing by the for they shall see God. sea of Găl'i-lēē, saw two brěthren, 9 Bičs'sěd are the peacemakers : Si'mòn called Pē’tér, and Ăn'drew for they shall be called the children his brother, căs'ting a net into the of God. sea: for they wěre fishers.

10 Blěs'sčd àre they which are pěr19 And he saith unto them, Fol. secuted for righteousness' sake: for low me,

and I will make you fishers theirs is the kingdom of heaven. of men.

11 Blěs'sěd àre ye when men shall 20 And they straightway left their revile you, nd persecute you, and nets, and followed him.

shall say all manner of evil ăgainst 21 And going on from thence, you fâlsely, for my sake. he saw other two brethren, James 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; the son of Zěb'e-dēē, and John his for great is your reward in heaven: brother, in a ship with Zěb'e-dee for so persecuted they the prophets their fàther, mending their nets ; which were before you. and he called them.

13 | Ye are the sâlt of the earth: 22 And they immediately left the but if the sâlt have lost his sāvoŭr, ship and their father, and followed wherewith shall it be sâlted ? it is him.

thenceforth good for nóth'ing, but 23 [ And Jē'sīs went ăbout all to be căst out, and to be trodden Găl'i-lēē, teaching in their sýn'a- under foot of men. gògues, and preaching the gos'pěl of 14 Ye are the light of the world. the kingdom, and healing all manner A city that is set on an hill cannot of sickness, and all manner of disease, be hid. ămóng the people.

15 Neither do men light a candle, 24 And his fame went throughout and put it under a bûshel, but on a all Sýr'i-ă: and they brought unto candlestick, and it giveth light unto him all sick people that wěre taken all that are in the house. with di-věrş diseases and torments, 16 Let your light so shine before and those which wěre põş-şěss'ed with men, that they may see your good devils, and those which wěre luna- works, and glorify your Fà'ther which tick, ånd those that had the pâlsy, is in heaven. and he healed them.

17 | Think not that I am come to 25 And there followed him great dēstrầy' the law, or the prophets : I multitudes of people, from Găl'i-lēē, am not come to dēstrôy', but to fulfil. and from Dē-căp'o-lís, and from Jē 18 For verily I say unto you, Till rū'sa-lěm, and from Jū-dē', and from heaven and earth păss, one jot or one beybnd Jordan.

tittle shall in no wise păss from the CHAP. V.

law, till all be fulfilled. Who are the blěs'sčd.

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dom of heaven: but whosoever shall / 31 It hath been said,f Whosoevar do and teach them, the same shall be shall put ăwāy his wife, let him give called great in the kingdom of heaven. her a writing of di-võrce'měnt:

20 For I say unto you, That except 32 But I say unto you, that whoyour righteousness shall exceed the soever shall put ăwāy his wife, saving righteousness of the scribes and Phăr'i- for the cause of fornication, causeth sēēs, ye shall in no case enter into the her to commit å-dúl'tér-y: and who kingdom of heaven.

soever shall marry her that is di. 21 [ Ye have heard that it was võr'ced, committeth ă-důl'tér-y. said by them of old time, Thou shalt 33 ( Ăgain', ye have hěard that it not kill; and whosoever shall kill, hath been said by them of old time, shall be in danger of the judgment: Thou shalt not fôrsweār' thyself, but

22 But I say unto you, That who-. shalt pěr-form' unto the Lord thine soever is angry with his brother with- oaths : out a cause, shall be in danger of the 34 But I say unto you, Sweār not judgment: and whosoever shall say at all : nēither by heaven ; for it is to his brother, Rā'că, shall be in dān- God's throne: ger of the council: but whosoever 35 Nor by the earth; for it is his shall say, Thou fool, shall be in dān- footstool : neither by Jē-rû'sa-lěm ; ger of hell fire.

for it is the city of the great King: 23 There'fore, if thou bring thy gift 36 Neither shalt thou sweār by thy to the altar, and there rememberest head : because thou canst not make that thy brother hath âught against one hair white or black.

37 But let your communication be, 24 Leave there thy gift before the Yēa, yēa; Nay, nay: for what'ső-ěv-ér âltar; and go thy way: first* be is more than these cometh of evil. rěc'on-ci-led to thy brother, and then 38 | Ye have hěard that it hath come and offer thy gift.

been said, An eye for an eye, and a 25 Ăgree with thine ăd'věr-să-ry tooth for a tooth: quickly, whiles thou art in the way 39 But I say unto you, That ye with him ; lěst at any time the ăd'- rē-şist' not evil: but whosoever shall věr-să-ry deliver thee to the judge, smíte thee on thy right cheek, turn to and the judge deliver thee to the him the other also. officer, and thou be căst into prison. 40 And if any man will sue thee

26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou at the law, and take ăwāy thy coat, shalt by no means come out thence, let him have thy cloak also. till thou hast paid the uttermost far 41 And whosoever shall compel thing.

thee to go a mile, go with him twain. 27 [ Ye have heard that it was 42 Give to him that ăsketh thee ; said by them of old time, Thou shalt and from him that would borrow of not commit ă-důl'tér-y:

thee, turn not thou ăwāy. 28 But I say

That who 43 | Ye have hěard that it hath soever looketh on a wom'an,t to lust been said, Thou shalt lóve thy neighafter her, hath committed å-dúl’tér-y bour, and hate thine enemy: with her âlready in his heart.

44 But I say unto you, Lóve your 29 And if thy right eye offend enemies, bless them that curse you, thee, pluck it out, and căst it from do good to them that hate you, and thee: for it is profitable for thee, that pray for them which dēspīte'fülly use one of thy members should pěr'ish, you, and pěrsecute you ; and not that thy whole body should 45 That ye may be the children of be çžst into hell.

your Fà'ther which is in heaven : for 30 And if thy right hand offend he maketh his sun to rise on the evil thee, cut it off, and căst it from thee: and on the good, and sendeth rain on for it is profitable for thee, that one of the just and on the unjust. thy members should pěr'ish, and not 46 For if ye lóve them which lóve that thy whole body should be căst you, whất reward have ye? do not into hell.

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47 And if ye sălūte your brethren but deiiver us from evil: For thine only, what do ye more than others ? is the kingdom, and the power, and do not even the publicans so? the glory, for ever. Ā'měn'.

48 [ Be ye, there'fõre, pěrfect, 14 T For if ye forgive men their even as your Father which is in trěs'păsses, your heavenly Fà'ther will heaven is perfect.

also forgive you: CHAP. VI.

15 But if ye forgive not men their Of almş giv-ing and prayer. trěs'păsses, neither will your Father VAKE heed that ye do not your forgive your trěs'păsses.

almş before men, to be seen 16 [ Moreover, when ye fãst, be of them: otherwise ye have no re- not, as the hýp'oçrîtes, of a sad counwârd of your Fà'ther which is in tenance: for they disfigure their faces, heaven.

that they may appear unto men to 2 Thěre'fore, when thou doest făst. Verily I say unto you, They thine àlmş, do not sound a trumpet have their reward. before thee, as the hýp'oçrîtes do in 17 But thou, when thou făstest, the sýn'agógues, and in the streets, ănôint thine head, and wash thy that they may have glory of men. face: Verily I say unto you, They have 18 That thou appear not unto men their reward.

to făst, but unto thy Fà'ther which 3 But when thou doest àlmş, let is in secret : and thy Father, which not thy left hand know what thy seeth in secret, shall reward thee right hand doeth:

openly. 4 That thine almş may be in se 19 I Lay not up for yourselves cret: and thy Father, which seeth treaş'ūres upon earth, where moth in secret, himself shall reward thee and rust dóth corrupt, and where openly.

thiēves break through and steal : 5 | And when thou prayest, thou 20 But lay up for yourselves trčaş'shalt not be as the hýp'oçrîtes àre : ūres in heaven, where nēither moth for they lóve to pray standing in the nor rust dóth corrupt, and where sýn'agógues, and in the corners of the thiēves do not break through nor streets, that they may be seen of men. steal : Verily I say unto you, They have 21 For where your trčaşūre is, their reward.

there will your heart be also. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, 22 | The light of the body is the enter into thy closet; and, when thou eye: if, thěre'fore, thine eye be sinhast shut thy door, pray to thy Fà'- gle, thy whole body shall be full of ther, which is in secret; and thy light: Fà'ther, which seeth in secret, shall 23 But if thine eye he evil, thy reward thee openly.

whole body shall be full of darkness. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain If, thěre'fore, the light that is in thee repetitions, as the heathen do: for be darkness, how great is that dàrkthey think that they shall be hěardness! for their much speaking.

24 No man can sérve two mà. 8 Be not ye, thěre'fore, like unto sters: for ēither he will hate the one, them: for your Father knoweth whât and love the other; or else he will things ye have need of, before ye ask hold to the one, and dēspīşe' the him.

other. Ye cannot sērve God and 9 After this manner, thěre'fore, pray mammon. ye: Our Fà'ther, which art in heaven; 25 Thěre'fore I say unto you, Take hallowed be thy name,

no thought for your life, whât ye 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will shall eat, or what ye shall drink ; nor be done in čarth, as it is in heaven. yet for your body, whât ye shall put

11 Give us inis day our daily on. Is not the life more than meat, bread.

and the body than raiment ? 12 And forgive us our děbts, as we 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for forgive our debt'ors.

they sow not, nēither do they reap, 13 And lēad us not into těmptā'tión; ( nor găther into barns; yet your heav.

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