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He beginneth to preach.

and victory kingdoms of the world, and the net into the sea; for they were 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 you thou wilt fall down and worship fishers of men.


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 Zebedee their father, mending him, and behold, angels came their nets: and he called them. and ministered unto him. 22 And they immediately left 12 ¶ Now, when Jesus had the ship, and their father, and heard that John was cast into followed him.

prison, he departed into Ga- 23 And Jesus went about all lilee ; Galilee, teaching in their syna13 And leaving Nazareth, he gogues, and preaching the goscame and dwelt in Capernaum, pel of the kingdom, and healing which is upon the sea-coast, in all manner of sickness, and all the borders of Zabulon and manner of disease among the Nephthalim; people.

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that 15 The land of Zabulon, and were taken with divers diseases the land of Nephthalim, by the and torments, and those which way of the sea, beyond Jordan, were possessed with devils, and Galilee of the Gentiles: those which were lunatic, and 16 The people which sat in those that had the palsy; and darkness, saw great light; and he healed them. to them which sat in the region 25 And there followed him and shadow of death, light is great multitudes of people from sprung up. Galilee, and from Decapolis, 17 From that time Jesus and from Jerusalem, and from began to preach, and to say, Judea, and from beyond Jordan. Repent; for the kingdom of

heaven is at hand.

Who are the blessed.

18 ¶ And Jesus, walking by AND seeing the multitudes, the sea of Galilee, saw two bre- he went up into a mounthren, Simon called Peter, and tain: and when he was set, his Andrew his brother, casting a disciples came unto him.


Christ extendeth the

The salt of the earth. 2 And he opened his mouth, 15 Neither do men light a and taught them, saying, candle, and put it under a bush3 Blessed are the poor in el, but on a candlestick and it spirit: for theirs is the kingdom giveth light unto all that are in of heaven. the house.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: 16 Let your light so shine for they shall be comforted. before men, that they may see 5 Blessed are the meek: for your good works, and glorify they shall inherit the earth. your Father which is in heaven. 6 Blessed are they which do 17 Think not that I am come hunger and thirst after right- to destroy the law, or the proeousness: for they shall be filled. phets : I am not come to destroy, 7 Blessed are the merciful: for but to fulfil. they shall obtain mercy.

18 For verily, I say unto you, 8 Blessed are the pure in Till heaven and earth pass, one heart for they shall see God. jot or one tittle shall in no wise 9 Blessed are the peace-ma-pass from the law, till all be fulkers for they shall be called filled.

the children of God.

19 Whosoever therefore shall 10 Blessed are they which are break one of these least compersecuted for righteousness' mandments, and shall teach sake: for theirs is the kingdom men so, he shall be called the of heaven. least in the kingdom of heaven:

11 Blessed are ye when men but whosoever shall do, and shall revile you, and persecute teach them, the same shall be you, and shall say all manner called great in the kingdom of of evil against you falsely, for heaven. my sake.


20 For I say unto you, That 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding except your righteousness shall glad for great is your reward exceed the righteousness of the in heaven: for so persecuted scribes and Pharisees, ye shall they the prophets which were in no case enter into the kingbefore you. dom of heaven.

13 Ye are the salt of the 21 Ye have heard that it earth: but if the salt have lost was said by them of old time, his savour, wherewith shall it Thou shalt not kill; and whobe salted? it is thenceforth good soever shall kill, shall be in for nothing, but to be cast out, danger of the judgment: and to be trodden under foot of 22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his 14 Ye are the light of the brother without a cause, shall world. A city that is set on a be in danger of the judgment: land whosoever shall say to his


hill cannot be hid.

precepts of the law.


Swearing forbidden. brother, Raca, shall be in dan- thee that one of thy members ger of the council: but whoso- should perish, and not that thy ever shall say, Thou fool, shall whole body should be cast into be in danger of hell-fire. hell.

23 Therefore, if thou bring 31 It hath been said, Whosothy gift to the altar, and there ever shall put away his wife, let rememberest that thy brother him give her a writing of dihath aught against thee,



24 Leave there thy gift be- 32 But I say unto you, fore the altar, and go thy way; whosoever shall put away his first be reconciled to thy bro- wife, saving for the cause of forther, and then come and offer nication, causeth her to commit thy gift. adultery: and whosoever shall 25 Agree with thine adversary marry her that is divorced, comquickly, while thou art in the mitteth adultery.

way with him; lest at any time 33 Again, ye have heard the adversary deliver thee to that it hath been said by them the judge, and the judge deliver of old time, Thou shalt not forthee to the officer, and thou be swear thyself, but shalt perform cast into prison. unto the Lord thine oaths: 26 Verily, I say unto thee, 34 But I say unto you, Swear Thou shalt by no means come not at all: neither by heaven; out thence, till thou hast paid for it is God's throne:

the uttermost farthing.

35 Nor by the earth; for it is 27¶Ye have heard that it his footstool: neither by Jeruwas said by them of old time, salem; for it is the city of the Thou shalt not commit adul- great King:


36 Neither shalt thou swear 28 But I say unto you, That by thy head, because thou canst whosoever looketh on a woman not make one hair white or to lust after her, hath committed black. adultery with her already in his 37 But let your communicaheart. tion be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: 29 And if thy right eye offend for whatsoever is more than thee, pluck it out, and cast it these cometh of evil. from thee: for it is profitable for 38 Ye have heard that it thee that one of thy members hath been said, An eye for an should perish, and not that thy eye, and a tooth for a tooth. whole body should be cast into 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whoso30 And if thy right hand of-ever shall smite thee on thy fend thee, cut it off, and cast it right cheek, turn to him the from thee: for it is profitable for other also.


The law expounded.


Of almsgiving, prayer,

40 And if any man will sue have no reward of your Father thee at the law, and take away which is in heaven.

thy coat, let him have thy cloak also.

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2 Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trum41 And whosoever shall com- pet before thee, as the hypopel thee to go a mile, go with crites do, in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they 42 Give to him that asketh may have glory of men. Verily, thee, and from him that would I say unto you, They have their borrow of thee, turn not thou reward.

him twain.



3 But when thou doest alms, 43 Ye have heard that it let not thy left hand know what hath been said, Thou shalt love thy right hand doeth; thy neighbour, and hate thine 4 That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which 44 But I say unto you, Love seeth in secret, himself shall your enemies, bless them that reward thee openly. curse you, do good to them 5¶ And when thou prayest, that hate you, and pray for them thou shalt not be as the hypowhich despitefully use you, and crites are: for they love to pray persecute you; standing in the synagogues, and

45 That ye may be the chil-in the corners of the streets, dren of your Father which is in that they may be seen of men. heaven: for he maketh his sun Verily, I say unto you, They to rise on the evil and on the have their reward. good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and 46 For if ye love them which when thou hast shut thy door, love you, what reward have ye? pray to thy Father which is in do not even the publicans the secret; and thy Father, which same? seeth in secret, shall reward 47 And if ye salute your thee openly. brethren only, what do ye more 7 But when ye pray, use not than others? do not even the vain repetitions, as the heathen publicans so? do: for they think that they 48 Be ye therefore perfect, shall be heard for their much even as your Father which is speaking. in heaven is perfect.


Of alms and prayer.

8 Be not ye therefore like unto them for your Father knoweth what things ye have

AKE heed that ye do not need of before ye ask him.


your alms before men, to 9 After this manner therebe seen of them: otherwise ye fore pray ye: Our Father which

forgiveness, and fasting.

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art in heaven, Hallowed be thy |ther moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break


10 Thy kingdom come. Thy through nor steal. will be done in earth as it is in heaven.

11 Give us this day our daily bread.

21 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 The light of the body is if therefore thine eye eye:


12 And forgive us our debts, be single, thy whole body shall as we forgive our debtors. be full of light.

13 And lead us not into temp- 23 But if thine eye be evil, tation, but deliver us from evil. thy whole body shall be full of For thine is the kingdom, and darkness. If therefore the light the power, and the glory, for that is in thee be darkness, how ever. Amen. great is that darkness! 14 For, if ye forgive men their 24 ¶ No man can serve two trespasses, your heavenly Father masters: for either he will hate will also forgive you : the one, and love the other; or 15 But, if ye forgive not men else he will hold to the one, and their trespasses, neither will despise the other. Ye cannot your Father forgive your tres-serve God and mammon. 25 Therefore I say unto you,


16 ¶ Moreover, when ye fast, Take no thought for your life, be not as the hypocrites, of a what ye shall eat, or what ye sad countenance: for they dis- shall drink; nor yet for your figure their faces, that they may body, what ye shall put on. Is appear unto men to fast. Verily, not the life more than meat, and I say unto you, They have their the body than raiment ?


26 Behold the fowls of the 17 But thou, when thou fast-air: for they sow not, neither est, anoint thy head, and wash do they reap, nor gather into thy face; barns; yet your heavenly Father 18 That thou appear not un-feedeth them. Are ye not much to men, to fast, but unto thy better than they?

Father, which is in secret: and 27 Which of you by taking thy Father, which seeth in se- thought can add one cubit unto cret, shall reward thee openly. his stature?

19 Lay not up for your- 28 And why take ye thought selves treasures upon earth, for raiment? Consider the lilies where moth and rust doth cor- of the field how they grow; rupt, and where thieves break they toil not, neither do they through and steal:


20 But lay up for yourselves 29 And yet I say unto you, treasures in heaven, where nei- That even Solomon in all his

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