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The Collect. Almighty and everlasting God, mercifully look upon

our infirmities, and in all our dangers and neceffties,stretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom. 12. 16. BER

Enot wise in your own conceits.Recompense to no

man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the fight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved ayenge not your selyes, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil , but overcome evil with good.

The Gospel. S. Matth. 8. 1. WI

Hen he was come down from the mountain, grcat

multitudes followed him. - And behold , there came a leper and worshipped him,saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him , saying, I will be thou clean. And immediatly his leprofie was cleansed. And Jesus faith unto him, See thou tell no man, but go thy way,shew thy self to the priest, and offer the gift that Mofes commanded for a testimony unto them. And wher Jesus was entred into Capernaum,there came unto him a centurion beseeching him, and saying, Lord, my fervant lieth at home fick of the pallie grievously torment ed. And Jesus faith unto him, I will come and heal him TheCenturion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but fpeak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having louldiers under me : and say unto this man, Go, and he gceth ; and to another Come and he cometh ; and to my fervant, Do this, and


he doth it. When Jesus heard it,he marvelled and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith no not in Israel.And I say unto you, that many Mall come from the east and west, and shall Hit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom Hhall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be

weep-1 ing and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Gothy way, and as thou hast believed, fo be it done unto thée. And his servant was healed in the self fame hour.

The fourth Sunday after the Epiphany.

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many and great dangers , that by reason of the frailty of our nature we cannot always stand upright ; Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Rom.13.1.
Et every soul be subject unto the higher powers;for

there is no power but of God : the Powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore refifteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terrour to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good , and thou shalt have praise of the fame : for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid ; for he beareth not

; the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject,not only for wrath, but also for conscience fake. For, for this cause pay you

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The Gospel. S. Matth. 8. 23..
Nd when he was entred into a ship, his difciples

followed him. And behold there arose a great tempest in the sea, infomuch that the ship was covered with the waves : but he was alleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, we pea rish. And he faith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him? and when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergefcnes, there met him two possesed with Devils, coming out of the tombs,exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time? And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding. So the devils befought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of fwine. And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out,they went into the herd of swine : and behold; the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea,and perished in the waters. Ard they that kept them fled, and went their ways-into the city,and told everything, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils. . And behold, the whole city came out to meet Jefus : and when they saw: him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts,


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