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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 is, God with the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son and he called his name JESUS.
10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
OW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judæa in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, 13 And when they were deand are come to worship him.' parted, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a 3 When Herod the king had dream, saying, Arise, and take heard these things, he was the young child and his motroubled, and all Jerusalem ther, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ
should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judæa: for thus it is written by the prophet.
15 And was there until the 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, ST. 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, 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 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, O generation of Joseph in Egypt, vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? 8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought 9 And think not to say within the young child's life. yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
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 mighwater 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:
'N those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judæa, 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat burn up the chaff with uninto the garner; but he will quenchable fire.
Galilee to Jordan unto John, to 13 Then cometh Jesus from be baptized of him.
14 But John forbad him, say3 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.
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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 Galilee;
HEN was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. 2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. 3 And
when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
13 And leaving Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:
14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,
15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the Galilee of the Gentiles; way of the sea, beyond Jordan,
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 began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
5 Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the 18 And Jesus, walking by temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou the sea of Galilee, saw be the Son of God, cast thyself and Andrew his brother, castbrethren, Simon called Peter, down for it is written, He
shall 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. lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7 Jesus said unto him. It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
Follow me, and I will make 19 And he saith unto them, you fishers of men.
20 And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. 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;
9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
mending their nets; and he called them.
22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.
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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 were 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? 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; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
AND seeing the multitudes. 16 Let your light so shine
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, 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit for their's is the kingdom of heaven.
4 Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.
5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all 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.
7 Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. 9 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10 Blessed are they which are
men so e shall be called the least the kingdom of heav. but whosoever shall do and teach them the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees,
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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 mem
21 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 be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift.
34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven;
for it is God's throne:
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, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
27 Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:
37 But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
38 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:
28 But 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 check, 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 offend thee, cut it off, and cast it
42 Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would