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of prayer.

Chap. vi.

Avoid worldly care. 9 After this manner, there 18 That thou appear not fore pray ye; Our Father unto men to fast, but unto thy which art in heaven; Hallow- Father which is in secret; and ed be thy name.

thy Father, which seeth in se10 Thy kingdom come. e cret, shall reward thee openly. Thy will be done in earth, as 19 Lay not up for yourit is in heaven.

selves treasures upon earth, 11 Give us this day our where math and rust doth cordaily bread,

rupt, and where thieves break 12 And forgive us our debts,f through and steal : as we forgive our debtors. 20 But lay up for yourselves

13 And lead us not into treasures in heaven, where temptation ;g but deliver us neither moth nor rust doth from evil; For thine is the corrupt, and where thieves do kingdom, and the power, and not break through nor steal. the glory, for ever. Amen. 21 For where your treasure 14 T For if ye forgive men is, there will your

heart be also. their trespasses, your heavenly 22 1 The light of the body Father will also forgive you : is the eye; if, therefore thine

15 But if ye forgive not eye be single,i thy whole body men their trespasses, neither shall be full of light. will your Father forgive your 23 But if thine eye be eyil, j trespasses.

thy whole body shall be full of 16 | Moreover, when ye darkness. If, therefore, the fast, be not, as the hypocrites, light that is in thee be darkof a sad countenance; for they ness, how great is that darkdisfigure their faces, that they ness! may appear unto men to fast. 24 No man can serye two Verily I say unto you, They masters; for either he will have their reward.

hate the one, and love the oth17 But thou, when thou er; or else he will hold to the fastest, anoint thine head, and one, and despise the other. Ye wash thy face ;h

cannot serve God and mamd Hallowed be tby name ; let the name of God be every where feared 25 Therefore I


unto and praised.

you, Take no thought for your . I by kingdom come ; may the Gos- life, what ye shall eat, or what pel be received & obeyed by all men.

f Forgive us our debts, &c. Forgive ye shall drink; nor yet for us our sins, as we forgive those, who

your body, what ye shall put orr.

İs not the life more than meat, g Lead us not into temptation. Ab and the body than raiment ? don or leave us not to temptation.

i If thine eye be sound or clear. b Anoint thine bead, &c. Appear in

j If thine eye be disordered or din thy ordinary dress, and with a cheer

ke Mammon, earthly treasures. ful countenance.

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Of worldly care. S. Matthew. Judge not rashly.

26 Behold the fowls of the the morrow shall take thought air; for they sow not, neither for the things of itself. Suffido they reap, nor gather into cient unto the day is the evil barns; yet your heavenly Fa- thereof.o ther feedeth them. Are ye not inuch better than they ?

CHAP. VII. 27 Which of you, by taking 1 Christ, ending his sermon on thought,l can add one cubit the mount, reproveth rash unto his stature ?

judgment, 6, forbiddeth to 28 And why take ye thought cast holy things to dogs, 7 for raimenti Consider the exhorteth to prayer, 13 to lilies of the field, how they enter in at the strait gate, grow; they toil not, neither

15 to beware of false prodo they spiu;

phets, 21 and not to be hear29 And yet I say unto you, ers only, but doers of the That even Solomon, in all his word. glory, was not arrayed like JUDGE not, that ye be not one of these.

30 Wherefore, if God so 2 For with what judgment
clothe the grass of the field, ye judge, ye shall be judged ;
which to-day is and to-morrow and with what measure ye
is cast into the oven, shall he mete, a it shall be measured to
not much more clothe


you again. ye of little faith :

3 And why beholdest thou 31 Therefore take the moteb that is in thy brothought, saying, What shall ther's eye, but considerest not we eat ? or, What shall we the beamc that is in thine own drink? or, Wherewithal shall eye? we be clothed :

4 Or how wilt thou say to 32 (For after all these things thy brother, Let me pull out do the Gentilesm seek ;) for the mote out of thine eye; and, your heavenly Father knoweth behold, a beam is in thine own that ye

have need of all these eye? things.

33 / But seek ye first the o Is the evil thereof, are its own kingdom of God, and his right- cares and troubles. eousness; and all these things

a Mete. Measure or give. shall be added unto you./ b Mote, a grain or particle of dust,

34 Take, therefore, no a small object. thoughtn for the morrow; for

c Beam, a thorn or considerable | By taking thought, who by anxious object. The design of the 3, 4, and thought,can prolong his life an hour? 5th verses is, to show, that we should m Gentiles. All nations except the

correct our own faults, before we reJews.

prove and censure «thers for their n Take no thought, be not anxious.



Ask and receive.

Chap. vii.

Of false prophets. 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast and many there be which go out the beam out of thine own in thereat : eye; and then shalt thou see 14 Because strait is the clearly to cast out the mote gate, and narrow is the way, out of thy brother's


which leadeth unto life, and 6 I Give not that which is few there be that find it. holy unto the dogs,d neither 15 T Beware of false procast ye your pearls before phets, e which come to you in swine, lest they trample them sheep's clothing, f but inwardunder their feet, and turn ly they are ravening wolves. again and rend you.

16 Ye shall

know them by 7 I Ask, and it shall be their fruits.

Do men gather given you ; seek, and ye shall grapes of thorns, or figs of find; knock, and it shall be thistles ? opened unto you:

17 Even so every good tree 8 For every one that asketh, bringeth forth good fruit; but: receiveth; and he that seek- a corrupt tree bringeth forth eth, findeth; and to him that evil fruit. knocketh, it shall be opened. 18 A good tree cannot bring

9 Or what man is there of forth evil fruit; neither can å you, whom, if his son ask bread, corrupt tree bring forth good will he give him a stone ? fruit.

10 Or if he ask a fish, will 19 Every tree that bringeth he give him a serpent ? not forth good fruit is hewn.

11 If ye, then, being evil, down, and cast into the fire. know how to give good gifts 20 Wherefore by their fruits unto your children, how much ye shall know them. more shall your Father which À | Not every one that is in heaven give good things saith unto me, Lord,g Lords to them that ask him ?

shall enter into the kingdom of 12. Therefore all things heaven;h but he that doeth whatsoever ye

would that men the will of my Father which is should do to you, do ye even

in heaven. 60 to them; for this is the law 22 Many will say to me in and the prophets.

e False prophets, false teachers ; 13. FEnter ye in at the pretenders to divine commission. for wide is the

f Sheep's clothing, a hypocritical gate, and broad is the way, appearance of humility, that leadeth to destruction, g Not every one, &c. that calls

himself a Christian shall be admitted d Give not, &c. Perform not your to the joys of heaven; but he only, pious and religious duties before pro- who yields a sincere and cheerful fane

persons, lest they deride you, obedience to the will of God. and make sport of religion to its inju b Here kingdom of heaven signifies

the enjoyment of God in another life,

strait gate;

Of hearing the word. S. Matthew. The leper cleansed. that day, Lord, Lord, have we healeth the centurion's sernot prophesied in thy name ? vant, 14 Peter's mother-inand in thy name have cast out law, 16 and many other disdevils ? and in thy name done eased; 18 sheweth how he is many wonderful works?

to be followed ; 23 stilleth the 23 And then will I profess tempest on the sea ; 28 drivunto them, I never knew you;i eth the devils out of the two depart from me, ye that work

men possessed, 31 and sufiniquity.

fereth them to go into the 24 | Therefore, whosoever swine. heareth these sayings of mine, WHEN he was come down and doeth them, I will liken from the mountain, great mulhim unto a wise man, which titudes followed him. built his house


a rock : 2 And, behold, there came 25 And the rain descended, a leper, and worshipped him, and the floods came, and the saying, Lord, ifthou wilt, thou winds blew, and beat upon that canst make me clean. house; and it fell not; for it 3 And Jesus put forth his was founded upon a rock. hand, and touched him, saying,

26 And every one that hear. I will; be thou clean. 'And eth these sayings of mine, and immediately his leprosy was doeth them not, shall be liken- cleansed. ed unto a foolish man, which 4 And Jesus saith anto him, built his house upon the sand: See thou tell no man; but go

27 And the rain descended, thy way, shew thyself to the and the floods came, and the priest, and offer the gift that winds blew, and beat upon that Moses commanded, for a testihouse; and it fell; and great mony unto them. a was the fall of it.

5 And when Jesus was 28 1 And it came to pass, entered into Capernaum, there when Jesus had ended these came unto him a centurion, b sayings, the people were aston- beseeching him, ished at his doctrine;

6 And saying, Lord, my ser29 For he taught them as vant lieth at home sick of the one having authority,j and not palsy, grievously tormented. as the scribes.k

v And Jesus saith unto him,

I will come and heal him.

8 The centurion answered, 2 Christ cleanseth the leper, 5 and said, Lord, I am not wor

thy that thou shouldest come i Never knew you, never acknow

under my roof; but speak the ledged and approved as mine such negligent and slothful servants. a For a testimony unto them, that ; Having authority from God. the cure is really performed. é Not as the scribes, who taught 6 Centurion, a Roman officer, who Dem only the traditions of men. commanded a hundred men.

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Christ healeth many.

Chap. viii. To follow Christ. word only, and my servant

16 When the even was shall be healed.

come, they brought unto him 9 For I am a man under au many that were possessed with thority, having soldiers under devils; and he cast out the me; and I say to this man, Go, spirits with his word, and healand he goeth; and to another, ed all that were sick; Come, and he cometh; and to 17 That it might be fulfilled my servant, Do this, and he which was spoken by Esaias doeth it.

the prophet, saying, Himself 10 When Jesus heard it he took our infirmities, and bare marvelled, and said to them our sicknesses. that followed, Verily I say un 18 Now, when Jesus saw to

you, I have not found so great multitudes about him, great faith, no, not in Israel. he gave commandment to de

11 And I say unto you, That part unto the other side.e many shall come from the east 19 And a certain scribe f and west, and shall sit down came, and said unto him, Mas. with Abraham, and Isaac, and ter, I will follow thee whitherJacob, in the kingdom of soever thou goest. heaven:

20 And Jesus saith unto him, 12 But the children of the The foxes have holes, and the kingdom c shall be cast out into birds of the air have nests; but outer darkness; there shall be the Son of man hath not where weeping and gnashing of teeth. to lay his head.

13 And Jesus said unto the 21 And another of his discenturion, Go thy way; and ciples said unto him, Lord, as thou hast believed, so be it suffer me first to go and bury "done unto thee. And his ser


father. vant was healed in the self 22 But Jesus said unto him, same hour.

Follow me; and let the dead 14 ( And when Jesus was bury their dead.g come into Peter's house, he 23 1 And when he was ensaw his wife's mother laid, tered into a ship his disciples and sick of a fever.

followed him. 15 And he touched her 24 And, behold, there arose hand, and the fever left her ; a great tempest in the sea, inand she arose and ministeredd unto them.

The other side of the lake. Children of the kingdom, the Jews,

f Scribe. See Matt. ii. 4. & who had hitherto been the favoured

& Let the dead, &c. Let those who people of God; but now for their ob

are dead in trespasses and sins, and stinacy, unbelief and rejection of the

are insensible to the concerns of the Saviour, they themselves were about

soul and eternity, employ themselves to be rejected.

in burying those, who are really and e Ministered,waited upon or served. literally dead.

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