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ST. MATTHEW, directed to Christ. camę together, she was found the days of Herod the king, withi Child of the Holy Ghost. behold, there came wise men

19. Then Joseph her husband, from the east to Jerusalem, being a just man, and not will 2 Saying, Where is he that *ing to make her a public ex- is born King of the Jews? for ample, was minded to put her we have seen his star in the away privily.

east, and are come to worship 20 But while he thought on him.

3 of the Lord appeared unto him heard these things, he was trouin a dream, saying, Joseph, bled, and all Jerusalem with thou son of David, fear not to himn. take unto thee Mary thy wife: 4 And when he had gathered for that which is conceived in all the chief priests and scribes her is of the Holy Ghost. of the people together, he de

21 And she shall bring forth manded of them where Christ a son, and thou shalt call his should be born. . name JESUS: for he shall save 5 And they said unto him, In his people from their sins. Bethlehem of Judea; for thus

22 Now all this was done, that it is written by the prophet, it might be fulfilled which was 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the spoken of the Lord by the pro- land of Judah, art not the least phet, saying,

among the princes of Judah: 23 Behold, a virgin shall be for out of thee shall come a with child, and shall bring forth Governor, that shall rule my a son, and they shall call his people Israel. name Emmanuel, which being 7 Then Herod, when he had interpreted is, God with us. privily called the wise men, in

24 Then Joseph being raised quired of them diligently what from sleep did as the angel of time the star appeared. the Lord had bidden him, and 8 And he sent them to Beth. took unto him his wife:

lehem, and said, Go and search 25 And knew her not till she diligently for the young child; had brought forth her firstborn and when ye have found him, son: and he called his name bring me word again, that I JESUS.

may come and worship him CHAPTER II.

also. 1 Wise men from the east, directed by a star, inquire after Christ. 11 They worship him,

9 When they had heard the into Egypt

, with Jesus and his mother. 16 the star, which they saw in and offer their presents. i Joseplé fleethe king, they departed; and, lo, Herod slayeth the children. 19 After his death Christ is brought back again to the the east, went before them, till land of Israel, and thence into Galilee to Nazareth.

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Infants massacred. they rejoiced with exceeding | diligently inquired of the wise great joy. 11 | And when they were 17 Then was fulfilled that come into the house, they saw which was spoken by Jeremy the young child with Mary the prophet, saying, his mother, and fell down, and 18 In Ramah was there a worshipped him: and when voice heard, lamentation, and they had opened their treas- weeping, and great mourning, ures, they presented unto him Rachel weeping for her child. gifts; gold, and frankincense, ren, and would not be comfortand myrrh.

ed, because they are not. 12 And being warned of God 19 | But when Herod was in a dream that they should dead, behold, an angel of the not return to Herod, they de- Lord appeareth in a dream to parted into their own country Joseph in Egypt, .

20 Saying, Arise, and take 13 And when they were de- the young child and his moparted, behold, the angel of the ther, and go into the land of Lord appeareth to Joseph in a Israel: for they are dead which dream, saying, Arise, and take sought the young child's life. the young child and his mo- 21 And he arose, and took ther, and flee into Egypt, and the young child and his mobe thou there until I bring thee ther, and came into the land word: for Herod will seek the of Israel. young child to destroy him.' 22 But when he heard that 14 When he arose, he took Archelaus did reign in Judea the

young child and his mo- in the room of his father Herod, ther by night, and departed in- he was afraid to go thither: to Egypt :

notwithstanding, being warn15 And was there until the ed of God in a dreain, he turn. death of Herod: that it might ed aside into the parts of Gabe fulfilled which was spoken lilee: of the Lord by the prophet, say

23 And he came and dwelt in ing, Out of Egypt have I call- a city called Nazareth: that it ed my son.

might be fulfilled which was 16 | Thon Herod, when he spoken by the prophets, He saw that he was mocked of shall be called a Nazarene. the wise inen, was exceeding

CHAPTER III. wroth, and sent forth, and

1 John preacheth. This office, life, and baptism. slew all the children that

7 Ile reprehendeth the Phirisecs.
were in Bethlehem, and in all baptizeth Christ in Jordan.
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Preaching of John. ST. MATTHEW,

Christ baptized. 2 And saying, Repent ye: for shall baptize you with the the kingdom of heaven is at Holy Ghost, and with fire: hand.

12 Whose fan is in his hand, 3 For this is he that was and he will thoroughly purge spoken of by the prophet Esai- his floor, and gather his wheat as, saying, The voice of one into the garner; but he will crying in the wilderness, Pre- burn up the chaff with unpare ye the way of the Lord, quenchable fire. make his paths straight.

13 | Then cometh Jesus from 4 And the same John had his Galilee to Jordan unto John, raiment of camel's hair, and a to be baptized of him. leathern girdle about his loins; 14 But John forbade him, say, and his meat was locusts and ing, I have need to be baptized wild honey.

of thee, and comest thou to me? 5 Then went out to him Jeru- 15 And Jesus answering said salem, and all Judea, and all unto him, Suffer it to be so now: the region round about Jordan, for thus it becometh us to ful

6 And were baptized of him fil all righteousness. Then he in Jordan, confessing their sins. suffered him.

7 9 But when he saw many 16 And Jesus, when he was of the Pharisees and Sadducees baptized, went up straightway come to his baptism, he said out of the water: and, lo, the unto them, o generation of heavens were opened unto him, vipers, who hath warned you and he saw the Spirit of God to flee from the wrath to come descending like a dove, and

8 Bring forth therefore fruits lighting upon him: meet for repentance:

17 And lo a voice from hea. 9 And think not to say with- ven, saying, This is my belov. in yourselves, We have Abra-ed Son, in whom I am well ham to our father: for I say pleased. unto you, that God is able of

CHAPTER IV. these stones to raise up children 1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. 11 The anunto Abraham.

gels minister unto him. 13 He dwelleth in 10 And now also the axe is

Capernaum, 17 beginneth to preach. 18 He

calleth Peter, and Andrero, 21 James, and laid unto the root of the trees: John, 23 and healeth the diseased. therefore every tree which the Spirit into the wil.

HEN was Jesus led up of bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the derness to be tempted of the fire.

devil. 11 I indeed baptize you with : 2 And when he had fasted water unto repentance: but forty days and forty nights, he he that cometh after me is wa

was afterward ahungered. mightier than I, whose shoes 3 And when the tempter came I am not worthy to bear: he I to him, he said, If thou be the

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He is tempted of the devil. CHAPTER IV. Peter and others called.
Son of God, command that, which is upon the sea coast,
these stones be made bread. in the borders of Zebulun and

4 But he answered and said, Nephthalim:
It is written, Man shall not 14 That it might be fulfilled
live by bread alone, but by which was spoken by Esaias
every word that proceedeth out the prophet, saying,
of the mouth of God.

15 The land of Zebulun, and
5 Then the devil taketh him the land of Nephthalim, by the
up into the holy city, and set- way of the sea, beyond Jordan,
teth him on a pinnacle of the Galilee of the Gentiles;
temple,

16 The people which sat in 6 And saith unto him, If thou darkness saw great light; and be the Son of God, cast thyself to them which sat in the region down: for it is written, He and shadow of death light is shall give his angels charge sprung up. concerning thee: and in their 17 From that time Jesus hands they shall bear thee up, began to preach, and to say, lest at any time thou dash thy Repent: for the kingdom of foot against a stone.

heaven is at hand.
7 Jesus said unto him, It is 18 | And Jesus, walking by
written again, Thou shalt not the sea of Galilee, saw two
tempt the Lord thy God. brethren, Simon called Peter,

8 Again, the devil taketh him and Andrew his brother, cast-
up into an exceeding high ing a net into the sea : for they
mountain, and sheweth him were fishers.
all the kingdoms of the world, 19 And he saith unto them,
and the glory of them; Follow me, and I will make
9 And saith unto him, All you fishers of men.
these things will I give thee, 20. And they straightway left

thou wilt fall down and their nets, and followed him. worship me.

21 And going on from thence, 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, he saw other two brethren, Get thee hence, Satan: for it James the son of Zebedee, and is written, Thou shalt worship John bis brother, in a ship with the Lord thy God, and him Zebedee their father, mending only shalt thou serve.

their nets; and he called them. 11 Thon the devil leaveth 22 And they immediately him, and, behold, angels came left the ship and their father, and ministered unto him. and followed him.

12 | Now when Jesus had 23 | And Jesus went about heard that John was cast into all Galilee, teaching in their prison, he departed into Galilee; synagogues, and preaching the

13 And leaving Nazareth, he gospel of the kingdom, and came and dwelt in Capernaum, I healing all manner of sick

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Christ's sermon
ST. MATTHEW,

on the mount. ness and all manner of disease 8 Blessed are the pure in among the people.

heart: for they shall see God. 24 And his fame went through- 9 Blessed are

9 Blessed are the peacemakout all Syria: and they brought ers: for they shall be called unto him all sick people that the children of God. were taken with divers diseases 10 Blessed are they which and torments, and those which

are persecuted for righteouswere possessed with devils, ness' sake: for theirs is the and those which were lunatic, kingdom of heaven. and those that had the palsy ; 11 Blessed are ye, when men and he healed them.

shall revile you, and persecute 25 And there followed him

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all manner great multitudes of people from of evil against you falsely, for Galilee, and from Decapolis, my sake. and from Jerusalem, and from 12 Rejoice, and be exceed. Judea, and from beyond Jor- ing glad: for great is your redan.

ward in heaven: for so perseCHAPTER V.

cuted they the prophets which

were before you. clareth who are blessed; 13 he calleth his

13 | Ye are the salt of the disciples the salt of the earth, 14 and the earth : but if the salt have lost light of the world. 17 He came to fulfil the law. 21 Its extent shewn by reference his savour, wherewith shall it to killing, 27 to adultery, 33 and to be salted ? it is thenceforth swearing. 38 He exhorteth to suffer wrong, 44 to love our enemies, 48 and to be per- good for nothing, but to be cast fect.

out, and to be trodden under

1 Christ's sermon on the mount. 3 He de

A Nie seeing the multitudes

: foot of men.

he went up into a mount- 14 Ye are the light of the ain: and when he was set, his world. A city that is set on a disciples came unto him: hill cannot be hid.

2 And he opened his mouth, 15 Neither do men light a and taught them, saying, candle, and put it under a

3 Blessed are the poor in bushel, but on a candlestick; spirit: for theirs is the kingdom and it giveth light unto all of heaven.

that are in 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

17 T Think not that I am hunger and thirst after right come to destroy the law, or eousness: for they shall be the prophets: I am not come filled.

to destroy, but to fulfil. 7 Blessed are the merciful: 18 For verily I say unto you, for they shall obtain mercy.

Till heaven and earth pass,

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