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THE NEW TESTAMENT.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW. CHAP. I.

|| together, she was found with child of the 1 The genealogy of Christ. 18 His concep- || Holy Ghost.

rion and birth. 21, 23 His names. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a THE book of the generation of Jesus just man, and not willing to make her a

1 Christ, the son of David, the son of publick example, was minded to put her Abraham.

away privily. 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac be 20 But while he thought on these things, gat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and behold, the angel of the Lord appeared his brethren ;

to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou 3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of son of David, fear not to take unto thee Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom ; and Mary thy wife : for that which is conEsrom begat Aram ;

ceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 4 And Aram begat Aminadab ; and 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and Aminadab begat Naasson ; and Naasson thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he begat Salmon;

shall save his people from their sins. Š And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab ; 22 Now all this was done, that it might and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and 0 be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord bed begat Jesse;

by the prophet, saying, 6 And Jesse begat David the king; and 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, David the king begat Solomon of her that and shall bring forth a son, and they had been the wife of Urias;

shall call his name Emmanuel, which be7 And Solomon begat Roboam ; and ing interpreted is, God with us. Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; 24 Then Joseph, being raised from sleep,

8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josa did as the angel of the Lord had bidden phat begat Joram; and Joram begatOzias; him, and took unto him his wife :

9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and Jo- 25 And knew her not till she had brought atham begat Achaz; and Achaz bogat forth her first-born son: and he called his Ezekias ;

name JESUS. 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; and

CHAP. II. Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat | 1 The wise men coming to Christ, 11 worJosias;

ll ship him. 14 Joseph fleeth into Egypt. 11 And Josias begat Jechonias and his l N OW when Jesus was born in Bethbrethren, about the time they were car TV lehem of Judea in the days of Herod ried away to Babylon :

the king, behold, there came wise men 12 And after they were brought to from the east to Jerusalem, Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and 2 Saying, Where is he that is born king Salathiel begat Zorobabel ;

of the Jews ? for we have seen his star 13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud ; and in the east, and are come to worship him. Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat 3 When Herod the king had heard Azor;

these things, he was troubled, and all 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc Jerusalem with him. begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud ; 4 And when he had gathered all the

15 And Eliud begat Eleazar ; and E chief priests and scribes of the people toleazar begat Matthan ; and Matthan be- || gether, he demanded of them where gat Jacob;

Christ should be born. 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the hus 5 And they said unto him, In Bethle, band of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, || hem of Judea : for thus it is written by who is called Christ.

the prophet, 17 So all the generations from Abra 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of ham to David are fourteen generations ; Juda, art not the least among the princes and from David until the carrying away Il of Juda : for out of thee shall come a into Babylon are fourteen generations ; || Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. and from the carrying away into Babylon 7 Then Herod, when he had privily unto Christ are fourteen generations. called the wise men, inquired of them

18 | Now the birth of Jesus Christ was | diligently what time the star appeared. on this wise: When as his mother Mary 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and was espoused to Joseph, before they came ! said, Go, and search diligently for the

740 Herods cruelty. ST. MATTHEW. Christ is baptized. young child ; and when ye have found | called Nazareth: that it might be fulfillhim, bring me word again, that I may ed which was spoken by the prophets, come and worship him also.

He shall be called a Nazarene. 9 When they had heard the king, they

CHAP. III. departed ; and lo, the star, which they | 1John fireacheth. 4 His apparel, meal, saw in the east, went before them, till it and baptism. 7 He reprehendeth the came and stood over where the young Pharisees, 13 and baptizeth Christ in child was.

Jordan. 10 When they saw the star, they re

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N those days came John the baptist. joiced with exceeding great joy.

preaching in the wilderness of Jodea. 11 | And when they were come into 2 And saying, Repent ye : for the the house, they saw the young child with kingdom of heaven is at hand. Mary, his mother, and fell down, and 3 For this is he that was spoken of by the worshipped him ; and when they had prophet Esaias, saying, The voice of one opened their treasures, they presented crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the unto him gifts ; gold, and frankincense, way of the Lord, make his paths straight and myrrh.

4 And the same John had his rainert 12 And being wamed of God in 'a of camel's hair, and a leathern girdie adream that they should not return to Her-bout his loins; and his meat was locusts od, they departed into their own country and wild honey. another way;

5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, 13 And when they were departed, be- and all Judea, and all the region round hold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to about Jordan, Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and 6 And were baptized of him in Jortake the young child and his mother, and dan, confessing their sins. flee into Egypt, and be thou there until 7. But when he saw many of the Phar. I bring thee word : for Herod will seek isees and Sadducees come to his bapthe young child to destroy him.

tism, he said unto them, O generation of 14 When he arose, he took the young i vipers, who hath warned you to flee from child and his mother by night, and de- the wrath to come? parted into Egypt :

8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for 15 And was there until the death of repentance : Herod : that it might be fulfilled which 9 And think not to say within yourwas spoken of the Lord by the prophet, selves, We have Abraham to our father: saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son. for I say unto you, that God is able of these

16 Ý Then Herod, when he saw that he stones to raise up children unto Abraham. was mocked of the wise men, was exceed- 10 And now also the ax is laid unto the ing wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the root of the trees : therefore erery tree children that were in Bethlehem, and in all which bringeth_not forth good fruit is the coasts thereof, from two years old and hewn down, and cast into the fire. under, according to the time which he had 11 I indeed baptize you with water undiligently inquired of the wise men. to repentance : but he that cometh after

17 Then was fulfilled that which was me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, with the Holy Ghost, and with fire : lamentation, and weeping, and great 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he mourning, Rachel weeping for her child will throughly purge his floor, and gather dren, and would not be comforted, be- his wheat into the garder ; but he will cause they are not.

burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. 19 | But when Herod was dead, be- 13 | Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to hold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

14 But John forbad him, saying, I have 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young need to be baptized of thee, and comest child and his mother, and go into the thou to me? land of Israel : for they are dead which 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, sought the young child's life.

Suffer it to be so now : for thus it becom21 And he arose,' and took the young eth us to fulfil all righteousness. Then child and his mother, and came into the he suffered him. land of Israel.

16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, 22 But when he heard that Archelaus went up straightway out of the water: did reign in Judea in the room of his fa- and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, ther Herod, he was afraid to go thither : and he saw the Spirit of God descendnotwithstanding, being warned of God ing like a dove, and lighting upon him : in a dream, he turned aside into the parts 17 And lo, a voice from heaven, sayof Galilee:

ing, This is my beloved Son, in whom I 23 And he came and dwelt in a city am well pleased.

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Christ tempted.

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His sermon on the mount. 741 CHAP. IV.

20 And they straightway left their nets, 1 Christ fasteth, is tempted, and over- and followed him.

cometh. 17 He beginneth to preach, 18 21 And going on from thence, he saw and calleth some to be his disciples. other two brethren, James the son of

'HEN was Jesus led up of the spirit Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship the devil.

nets : and he called them. 2 And when he had fasted forty days 22 And they immediately left the ship, and forty nights, he was afterward an and their father, and followed him. hungred.

23 | And Jesus went about all Gali3 And when the tempter came to him, lee, teaching in their synagogues, and he said, If thou be the Son of God, com- preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and mand that these stones be made bread. healing all manner of sickness, and all

4 But he answered and said, It is writ- manner of disease among the people. ten, man shall not live by bread alone, 24 And his fame went throughout all but by every word that proceedeth out of Syria : and they brought unto him all the mouth of God.

sick people that were taken with divers 5 Then the devil taketh him up into diseases and torments, and those which the holy city, and setteth him on a pin- were possessed with devils, and those nacle of the temple,

which were lunatick, and those that had 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the the palsy.; and he healed them. Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is 25 And there followed him great mulwritten, He shall give his angels charge titudes of people from Galilee, and from concerning thee: and in their hands they | Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou | Judea, and froin beyond Jordan. dash thy foot against a stone.

CHAP. V. 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, 1W'hoare blessed. 13 Apostles are the light Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. of the quorld. 21 The law expounded.

ND seeing the multitudes, he went an exceeding high mountain, and shew- up into a mountain : and when he eth him all the kingdoms of the world, was set, his disciples came unto him. and the glory of them,

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught 9 And saith unto him, All these things them, saying, will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit : for and worship me.

theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee 4 Blessed are they that mourn : for hence, Satan : for it is written, Thou | they shall be comforted. shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him 5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall only shalt thou serve.

inherit the earth. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and be- 6 Blessed are they which do hunger hold,angels cameand ministered unto him. and thirst after righteousness : for they

12 T Now when Jesus had heard that shall be filled. John was cast into prison, he departed 7 Blessed are the merciful : for they into Galilee.

shall obtain mercy: 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came 8 Blessed are the pure in heart : for and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon they shall see God. the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon 9 Blessed are the peace-makers : for and Nephthalim ;

they shall be called the children of God. 14 That it might be fulfilled which was 10 Blessed are they which are persespoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, cuted for righteousness sake : for theirs

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land | is the kingdom of heaven. of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, be- 11 Blessed are ye when men shall reyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; vile you, and persecute you, and shall

16 The people which sat in darkness, say all manner of evil against you falsely, saw great light ; and to them which sat for my sake. in the region and shadow of death, light 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for is sprung, up.

great is your reward in heaven : for so 17 y From that time Jesus began to persecuted they the prophets which were preach, and to say, Repent : for the king- || before you : dom of heaven is at hand.

13 | Ye are the sait of the earth : but 18 | And Jesus, walking by the sea of if the salt have lost his savour, whereGalilee, saw two brethren, Simon called with shall it be salted ? it is thenceforth Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a good for nothing, but to be cast out, and net into the sea : for they were fishers. to be trodden under foot of men.

19 And he saith unto them, Follow 14 Ye are the light of the world. A me, and I will make you fishers of men. I city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.

742 The light of the apostles. ST. MATTHEW. The law expounded.

15 Neither do men light a candle, and 31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put it under a bushel, but on a candle- put away his wife, let him give her a stick : and it giveth light unto all that writing of divorcement: are in the house.

32 But I say unto you, that whosoever 16 Let your light so shine before men, shall put away his wife, saving for the that they may see your good works, and cause of fornication, causeth her to com glorify your Father which is in heaven. mit adultery: and whosoever shall marty

17 | Think not that I am come to de- her that is divorced, committeth adultery. stroy the law, or the prophets : I am not 33 Again, ye have heard that it hath come to destroy, but to fulfil.

been said by them of old time, Thou 18 For verilý í say unto you, Till heav- shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt peren and earth pass, one jót or one tittle form unto the Lord thine oaths : shall in no wise pass from the law, till 34 But I say unto you, Swear not at all: all be fulfilled.

neither by heaven; for it is God's throne : 19 Whosoever therefore shallbreak one 35 Nor by the earth ; for it is his footof these least commandments, and shall stool : neither by Jerusalem ; for it is the teach men so, he shall be called the least city of the great King. in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy shall do, and teach them, the same shall be head, because thou canst not make the called great in the kingdom of heaven. hair white or black.

20 For I say unto you, That except your 37 But let your communication be, righteousness shall exceed the righteous- Yea, yea ; Nay, nay : for whatsoever is ness of the scribes and pharisees,ye shall in more than these cometh of evil. no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. 38 q Ye have heard that it hath been said,

21 1 Ye have heard that it was said | An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not and whosoever shall kill, shall be in dan- evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy ger of the judgment :

right cheek, turn to him the other also. 22 But I say unto you, That whosoev- 40 And if any man will sue thee at the er is angry with his brother without a law, and take away thy coat, let him cause, shall be in danger of the judgment : have thy cloak also. and whosoever shall say to his brother, 41 And whosoever shall compel thee Raca, shall be in danger of the council : to go a mile, go with him twain. but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall 42 Give to him that askerh thee, and be in danger of hell-fire.

from him that would borrow of thee, 23 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to turn not thou away. the altar, and there rememberest that 43 | Ye have heard that it hath been thy brother hath aught against thee; said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and

24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, hate thine enemy : and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy 44 But I say unto you, Love your enebrother, and then come and offer thy gift. mies, bless them that curse you, do good

25 Agree with thine adversary quickly, to them that hate you, and pray for while thou art in the way with him; lest them which despitefully use you, and at any time the adversary deliver thee to persecute you ; the judge, and the judge deliver thee to 45 That ye may be the children of the officer, and thou be cast into prison. your Father which is in heaven : for he

26 Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on by no means come out thence, till thou the good, and sendeth rain on the just hast paid the uttermost farthing. and on the unjust.

27 | Ye have heard that it was said 46 For if ye love them which love you, by them of old time, Thou shalt not com- what reward have ye? do not even the mit adultery :

publicans the same? 28 But I say unto you, That whosoev- 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, er looketh on a woman to lust after her, what do ye more than others ? do not hath committed adultery with her al- even the publicans so? ready in his heart.

48 Be ye tlrerefore perfect, even as 29 And if thy right eye offend thee, your Father which is in heaven is perfect. pluck it out, and cast it from thee : for

CHAP, VI. it is profitable for thee that one of thy | 1 Of alms, 5 prayer, 14 forgiveness, 16 members should perish, and not that thy fasting, 19 our treasure, 24 and 2 whole body should be cast into hell. gainst worldly care. 30 thee,

is before profitable for thee that one of thy men- otherwise ye have no reward of your bers should perish, and not that thy whole Father which is in heaven. body should be cast into hell.

2 Therefore, when thou doest thing

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