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ST. MATTHEW.

Of alms and prayer. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, be- 10 Thły, kingdom come. thy will be done, sa Cause thou canst not make one hair white or earth as it is in heaven: black:

11 Give us this day our daily breast: 57 But let your communication be, Yea, 12 Ang forgive us our debts, as we forgive geid, pay, nay; for whatsoever is more than our debtors: thexe, cometh of evil.

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deli33 Ye have heard that it hath been said, An ver us from evil: for thine is the kingdom, and eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

39 But I say unto you, "That ye resist not 14 Fer, if ye forgive men their trespasses, esil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy your heavenly Father will also forgive you: right rreek, turn to him the other also.

15 But if ye forgive not unen their tits 40 Add if any man will sue thee at the law, passes, neither will your Father forgive your an'i take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak trespasses. also.

16 I Níoreover, when ye fast, be not, as the 4. And whosoever shall compel thee to go a hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they mile, go with him twain.

disligure their faces, that they may appear 12 Give to him that asketh thee, and from unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, hili that would borrow of thee turn uot thou They have their reward. Avav.

17 Bul thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine 43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, head, and wash thy face; Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine 18 'That thou appear not unto men to fast, Enemy :

but unto thy Father which is in secret: and 41 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, thy Father, which si eth in secret, shall reward bless them that curse yon, do good to them thee openly. that hate you, and pray for them which de- 19 1 Lay vot up for yourselves treasures spitefully use you and persecute you; upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt,

45 Thət ye may be the children of your Fa- and where thieves break through and steal: ther which is in heaven: for he maketh his sup 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth heaven, where neither moth por rust doth rain on the just and on the unjust.

corrupt, and where thieves do not break 46 For if ye love them which love you, through nor steal : what reward have ye? do not even the public 21 For where your treasure is, there will eans the same?

your heart be also. 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what 22 The light of the body is the eye: if do ye more than others ? do not even the pub- therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body licans su?

shall be full of light : 48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Fa- 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body ther which is in heaven is perfect.

shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light CHAP. VI.

that is in thee be darkness, how great is that i Of alms, 5 prayer, 14. forgiveness. 19 Our darkness ! treasure. 24 God and mammon.

24 No man can serve two masters : for eiAKE heed that ye do not your alms be-ther he will hate the one, and love the ye have no reward of your Father which is in despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and keaven.

mammon. 2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do 25 Therefore I say unto youi, Take no Qot sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypo-thought for your life, what ye shalt eat, or erites do in the synagoguies and in the streets, what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, that they may have glory of men. Verily I what ye she}l put on. Is not the life more than uay unto you, They have their reward. meat, and the body than raiment ?

3 But when thou doest alms, let not thy left 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow band know what thy right hand doeth:

not, neither do they reap, nor gather into 4. That thine alms may be in secret: and thy barns; yet your heavenly Father feedetb Father, which seeth in secret, himself shall re-them. Are ye not much better than they? ward thee openly:

27 Which of you by taking thought cap add 5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not one cubit unto his stature ? be as the hypocrites are: for they love to 28 And why take ye thougut for raiment ? pray standing in the synagogues, and in the Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow, corners of the streets, that they may be seen they toil not, neither do they spyr: af men. Verily I say unto you, They have 29 And yet I say unto you, That even Solotheir reward.

mon in all bis glory was not arrayed like one of 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into these. thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, 30 Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of pray to the Father which is in secret; and thy the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is Father, si hich seeth in secret, shall reward cast into the oven, shall he not much more Bhee openly

clothe you, Oye of little faith? 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What is the heathen do: for they think that they shall we eat! or, What shall we drink! or, shall be heard for their much speaking.

Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 8 Be not ye therefore like upto them: for 32 (For after all these things do the Gen: your Father knoweth what things ye have need tiles seek ;) for your heavenly Father knoweth of, before ye ask him.

that ye have need of all these things. y After this manner therefore pray ye: Our 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and Jather, which art in beaven, Hallowed be thy his righteousness, and ail these things shall bo Ende:

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To beware of false propheti. 34 Take therefore no thought for the mor-, and in thy name have cast out devils ? row: for the morrow shall take thought for the and in thy name done many wonderful things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the works? evil thereot.

23 And then will I profess unto them, I reCHAP. VII.

ver knew you: depart from me, ye that work Christ, ending his sermon on the mount, re- iniquity. proveth rash judgments, 6 forbiddeth to cast 24 T Therefore whosoever heareth these holy things to dogs, 1 exhorteth to prayer, sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken 13 to enter in at the strait gate, 15 to benare him unto a wise man, which built his house upon of false pirophets, 21 and not to be hearers a rock. only, but docrs of the mord.

25 And the rain descended, and the floods UDGE not, that ye he not judged. came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that

upon shall be judged: and with what measure ye a rock. mete, it shall be measured to you again.

26 And every one that beareth these say3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is ings of mine, and doe-h them not, shall be in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the likened unto a foolish man, which built his beam that is io thine own eye?

house upon the sand : 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let 27 And the rain descended, and the floods me pull out the mote out of thine eve: and came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that behold, a beam is in thine own eye!

house; and it fell: and great was the fall 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam of it. out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see 28 | And it came to pass, when Jesus had clearly to cast out the mote out of thy bro-ended these sayings, the people were astonish.

ed at his doctrine: 6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, 29 For he taught them as one having authorineither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest ty, and not as the scribes. they trample them under their feet, and turn

CHAP. VIII again and rend you.

2 Christ cleanseth the leper, 's heateth the cens 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and turion's servant, 14 Peter's mother-in-law, ye shall tind; knock, and it shall be opened 16 and many other diseased ; 19 sheweth hon unto you:

he is to be followed ; 23 stilleth the tempest 8 For every one that asketh receivet h; and on the sea ; 28 driveth the devils out of the he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knock- two men possessed, 31 and suffereth them to eth it shall be opened.

go into the swine. 9 Or what man is there of you whom if his W mountain, great multitudes followed

down from the son ask bread, will he give him a stone ?

10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a ser-him. pent?

2 And behold, there came a leper and wor 11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give shipped him, saying, Lord, is thou wilt, thou good gifts unto your children, how much more canst make me clean. Bhall your Father which is in heaven give good 3 Ard Jesus put forth his hand, and touched things to them that ask him!

him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And im12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye mediately his leprosy was cleansed. would that men should do to you, do

ye even 4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no Bo to them: for this is the law and the pro-man; but go thy way, shew thyself 10 the phets.

priest, and offer the gift that Moses command13 | Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is ed, for a testimony unto them. the gate, and broad is the ways that leadeth to 5 And when Jesus was entered into Caper destruction, and many there be which go in naum, there came .unto him a centurion, bethrreat:

seeching him, 14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is 6 And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home the way, which leadeth unto life; and few there sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. be that find it.

7 And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to heal him. you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, ravening wolves:

I am not worthy that thou shouldest come un• 16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do der my roof: but speak the word only, and my men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? servant shall be healed.

17 Even so every good tree bringetb forth 9 For I am a man under authority, having good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth soldiers under me: and I say to this man, Go, eril fruit.

and he goeth; and to another, Came, and he 18 A good tree cannot brioy forth evil fruit, cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he Deither can a corrupt tree bring forth good doeth it. fruit.

10 When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and 19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good saial to them that followed, Verily I say unto fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire. you, I have not found so great faith, no, not

20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know in Israel. them.

11 And I say unto you, That many shall 21 | Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, come from the east and west, and shall sit down: Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the but he that doeth the will of my Father which kingdom of heaven :: is in heaven.

12 But the children of the kingdom shall be 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, cast out into utter darkness: there shall be Lord bave we not prophesied in thy name il weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Onnst stilleth the tempest. ST. MATTHEW.

Matthen called 13 And unto the centurion, Go by way; and as thou hast believed, on bei A he entered into a ship, and passed

over, and came into his own city. done unto thee. And his servant was healed in 2 And behold, they brought to him a man the self-same hour.

sick of the palsy, lying on a bed: aud Jesus, 14 | And when Jesus was come into Peter's seeing their faith, said unto the sick of the house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick palsy, Son, be of good cheer; thy sins be of a sever.

orgiven thee. 15 And he touched her hand, and the fever left 3 And behold, certain of the scribes said her: and she arose, and ministered unto them. within themselves, This man blasphemetb.

16 When the eren was come, they brought 4 And Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, unto him many that were possessed with de- Wherefore think ye evil in your hearts? vils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, 5 For whether is easier to say, Thy sins and healed all that were sick:

be forgiven thee; or to say, Arise, and walk? 17 That it might be fulilled which was 6 But that ye may know that the Son of man spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, Himself hath power on earth to forgive sins, (then waith took our infirmities, and bare our sieknesses. he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, take up thy

18 Now when Jesus saw great multitudes, bed, and go unto thine house. about him, he gave commandment to depart 7 And he arose, and departed to his house. unto the other side.

8 But when the multitudes saw it, they mar 19 And a certain scribe came, and said unto velled, and glorified God, which had given dim, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever such power unto men. thou goest.

9 And as Jesus passed forth from thence, 20 And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have he saw a man, named Matthew, sitting at the holes, and the birds of the aic have nests; but receipt of custom: and he saith unto him, Fol. the Son of man hath not where to lay his low me. Aud he arose, and followed him. head.

19 And it came to pass, as Jesus sat at meat 21 And another of his disciples said unto in the house, behold, many publicans and siohim, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my ners came and sat down witb bim and his dis. father

ciples. 22 But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; 11 And when the Pharisees saw it, they said and let the dead bury their dead.

unto his disciples, Why eateth your Master 23 And when he was entered into a ship, his with publicans and sinners! disciples fouowed him.

12 But when Jesus heard that, he said unto 24 And beholri, there aroo a great tempest them, They that be whole need not a physiin the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered cian, but they that are sick. with the waves : but he was asleep.

13 But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I 25 And his disciples came to him, and awoke will have mercy, and uot sacrifice. for I am him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. not come to call the righteous, but sinners to

26 And he saith unto them, Why are ye fear- repentance. ful, o ye of little faith? Then he arose, and 14 Then came to him the disciples of John, rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a saying. Why do we and the Pharisees fast ofte great calm.

but thy disciples fast not? 27 But the men marvelled, saying, What 15 And Jesus said unto them, Can the manner of man is this, that even the winds and children of the bride-chamber mourn, as long the sea obey him!

as the bridegroom is with them? but the 28 And when he was come to the other days will come, when the bridegroom shall side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there be taken from them, and then shall they met him two possessed with devils, coming out fast. of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man 16 No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto might pass by that way.

an old garment ; for that which is put in to fill 29 Ånd behold, they cried out, saying, it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son made worse. of God! art thou come hither to torment us be- 17 Neither do men put new wine into old fore the time?

bottles ; else the bottles break, and the wine 30. And there was a good way off from them runneth out, and the bottles perish : but they an herd of many gwine feeding.

put new wine into new bottles, and toth are 31 So the devils besought him, saying, If thou preserved. cast us out, suffer us to go away into the berd of 18 While he spake these things unto them, swine.

behold, there came a certain ruler and worship32 And he said unto them, Go. And when ped him, saying, My daughter is even now they were come out, they went into the herd dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and of swine: and behold, the whole herd of swine she shall live. ran violently down a steep place into the sea, 19 And Jesus arose and followed him, and so and perished in the waters.

did his disciples. 33 And they that kept them fled, and went 20 T (And behold, a woman, which was dige their ways into the city, and told every thing, leased with an issue of blood twelve years, came and what was befallen to the possessed of the behind him, and touched the hem of his gardevils.

ment : 34 And behold, the whole city came out to 21 For she said within herself, if I may bat meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they be-touch his garment, I shall be whole. pought him that he would depart out of their 22 But Jesus turned him about; and when coasts.

he saw her, he said, Daughter, be nf good CHAP. IX.

comfort; thy faith hath made the whole. 2 Christ cureth the palsy, 9 calleth Matthew, And the woman was made whole from that 10 eaten with oublicans and sinners bour.)

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to do mtrador 23 And when Jesus came into the ruler's, dead, cast out devils : freely ye have received house, and saw the minstrels and the people freely give. making a noise,

9 Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass, 24 He said unto them, Give place; for the in your purses : maid is not dead, but sieepeth.

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10 Nor scrip for your journey, peither two laughed him to scorn.

coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves : for the 25 But when the people were put forth, he workman is worthy of his meat. went in, and took her by the band, and the 11 And into whatsoever city or towp ye shall maid arose.

enter, inquire who in it is worthy; and there 26 And the fame hereof went abroad into all abide till ye go thence Itat land.

12 And when ye come into an house, salute 27 | And when Jesus departed thence, two it. blind men followed him, crying, and saying, 13 And if the house be worthy, let your Thou son of David, have mercy on us. peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy,

28 And when he was come into the house, let your peace return to you. the blind men came to him: an Jesus saith 14 And whosoever shall not receive you, unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do nor hear your words, when ye depart out of this? They said unto him, Yea, Lord. that house or city, shake off the dust of your

29 Then touched ise their eyes, saying, AC-feet. cording to your faith be it unto you.

15 Verily I say unto you, It shall be more 30 and their eyes were opened: and Jesus tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrab straitly charged them, saying, See that no man in the day of judgment, than for that city know it.

16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the 31 But they, when they were departed, midst of wolves : be ye therefore wise as sér spread abroad his fame in all that country. pents, and harmless as coves.

32 As they went out, behold, they 17 But beware of men: for they will deliver brought to him a dumb man possessed with a you up to the councils, and they will scourgo devil.

you in their synagogues : 33 And when the devil w ast out, the 18 And ye shall be brought before governors dumb spake: and the multiti es marvelled, and kings for my sake, for a testimony against Baying, It was never so seen in Israel.

them and the Gentiles. 34 But the Pharisees said, He casteth out 19 But when they deliver you up, take no devils through the prince of the devils. thought how or what ye shall speak; for it

35 And Jesus went about all the cities and shall be given you in that same hour that yo villages, teaching in their synagogues, and shall speak. preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and heal- 20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit ing erery sickness and every disease among of your Father which speaketh in you. The people.

21 And the brother shall deliver up the bro36. But when he saw the multitudes, he was ther to death, and the father the child : and the moved with compassion on them, because they children shall rise up against their parents, and fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep cause them to be put to death. having no shepherd.

22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my 37 Then saith he unto his disciples. The name's sake; but be that endureth to the end harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers shall be saved. ere lev.

23 But when they persecute you in this city, 38 Pray ye therefore the Lord of the har- Lee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, vest, that he will send forth labourers into bis Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel harvest.

till the Son of man be come. CHAP. X.

24 The disciple is not above his master, DOT 1 The apostles are sent to do miracles, and to the servant above his lord. preach.

25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as twelve disciples, he gave them power bave called the master of the liouse Beelzebub against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and how much more shall they call them of his to heal all manner of sickness, and all manner householz! of di ease.

26 Fear them not therefore ; for there is 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are nothing covered that shall not be revealed; and these: the first, Simon, who is called Peter, hid, that shall not be known. and Andrew his brother; James the son of 27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak Zebedee, and Jolin his brother;

ye in light : and what ye hear in the ear, that 3 Philip, and Bartholomew; Thomas, and preach ye upon the house-tops. Matthew the publican; James the son of Al- 28 And fear not them which kill the body, pheus; and Lebbeus, whose surpame was Thad- but are not able to kill the soul : but rather deus ;

fear him which is able to destroy both soul and 4 Simon the Canaanite; and Judas Iscariot, body in hell. who also betrayed him.

29 Are not tvo sparrows sold for a farthing! 5 These twelve Jesus sept forth, and com- and one of them shall not fall on the ground manded them, saying, Go not into the way of without your Father. the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samari- 30 But the very hairs of your head are al tans exter ye not:

numbered. 6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house 31 Fear ye not therefore; ye are of more of Israel.

value than many sparrows. 7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The king- 32 Whosoever there ore shall confess me be dom of heaven is at hand.

fore men, him will I confess also before my Pa B Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the 'ther which is in heaven.

The testimony of Christ ST. MATTHEW.

concerning John. 33 But whosoever shall deny me before men, 12 And from the days of John the Baptist hin will I also deny before iny Father which until now, the kingdom of beaven sufferetta is in heaven

violence, and the violent take it by force. 34 Thiok not that I am come to send peace 13 For all the prophets and the law propheon eartb; I came not to send peace, but a sied until John. sword.

14 And if ye will receive it, this is Elias 35 For I am come to set a man at variance which was for to come. against his father, and the daughter against her 15 He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. mother, and the daughter-in-law against her 16 But whereunto shall I liken this mother-in-law.

generation! It is like unto children sit36 And a man's foes shall be they of his own ting in the markets, and calling'unto their felbousehold.

lows, 37 He that loveth father or mother more 17 And saying, We have piped unto you, than me, is not worthy of me: and he that and ye have not danced; we have mourned loveth son or daughter more than me, is not unto you, and ye have not lamented. worthy of me.

18 For John came neither eating nor drink 38 And be that taketh pot his cross, and fol-ing, and they say, He hath a devil. lowetb after me, is not worthy of me.

19 The Son of man came eating and drink39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and ing, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, he that loseth his life for my sahe shall find it and a wine-bibber, a friend of publicans and

40 I He that receiveth you, receiveth me; sinners; but wisdom is justified of her chiland he that receiveih me, receiveth him that dren. sent me.

20 Then began he to upbraid the cities 41 He that receiveth a prophet in the wherein most of his mighty works were done, pame of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's because they repented not: reward; and he that receiveth a righteous 21 Wo unto thee, Cborazin! wo unto thee, man in the name of a righteous man, shall re- Bethsaida! for if the mighty works which ceive a righteous man's reward.

were done in you had been done in Tyre and 42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto Sidon, they would have repented long ago in one of these little ones a cup of cold water sackcloth and ashes. only in the name of a disciple, verily I say 22 But I say unto you, It shall be more tounto you. He shall in no wise lose his reward." lerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgCHAP. XI.

ment, than for you. 2 John sendeth his disciples to Christ. 7 The tes- 23 Add thou, Capernaum, which art exalted

timony of Christ concerning John. 20 Christ unto heaven, shall be brought down to bell: upbraideth the unthankfulness and impeni- for if the mighty works which have been done tence of Chorasin, Bethsaida, and Caper in thee, harj been done in Sodom, it would have naum, 25 and praiseth his Father's wisdom in remained until this day. revealing the gospel to the simple.

24 But I say unto you, That it shall be more ND it came to pass, when Jesus had made tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of

an end of commanding his twelve disci- į judgment, than for thee. ples, he departed thence to teach and to preach 25 9 Ai that time Jesus answered and said, in their cities,

I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and 2 Now wbén John had heard in the prison earth, because thou hast hid these things from the works of Christ, he sent two of his dis- the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them ciples,

unto babes. 3 And said unto him, Art thou he that'sliouki 26 Even so, Father : for so it seemed good come, or dowwe look for another !

in thy sight. 4 Jesus answered and said unto them, Go 27 All things are delivered unto me of my and shew John again those things wbich ye do Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the bear and see :

Father; neither kpoweth any man the Father, 5. 'The blind receive their sight, and the same save the Son, and he to whómsoever the Son walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf will reveal him. hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor bave 28 1. Come untome, all ye that Jabour and tbe gospel preached to them.

are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 6 And blessed is he whosoever shall not be 29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of offended in me.

me; for I am meek and lowly in heart : and ye 7 | And as they departed, Jesus began to shall find rest unto your souls. say unto the multitudes concerning John, 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is What went ye out into the wilderness to see? | light. A reed shaken with the wind ?

CHAP. XII. 8 But what went ye out for to see? A man i Christ reprovelh the blindness of the Phart clothed in soft raiment! Behold, they that sees concerning the breach of the sabbath. 31 wear soft clothing are in kings' houses.

Of blasphemy against the Holy Ghost 9 But what went ye out for to see A phet? yea, I say unto you, and more tha a through the corn; and his disciples were prophet

an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of 10 For this is he, of whom it is written, Be-corn, and to eat. hold, I send my messenger before thy face, 2 But when the Pharisees saw it, they said which shall prepare thy way before thee. unto him, Behold, thy disciples do that whicb

11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that is rint lawful to do upon the sabbath-day. are born of women there hath not risen a 3 But he said unto them, Have ye notre greater than John the Baptist : potwithstand what David did, when he was an hung zu ing he that is least in tbe kingdom of heaven they that were with him. is greater than be.

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