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Peter, Andrew,

called. Mark i. 16. Luke v. 1.

AND Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two 18 James and John, brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea; for they were fishers. And he saith 19 unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. And they 20 straightway left their nets, and followed him. And going on from thence, 21 he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they immediately left the ship and their father, and 22 followed him.

Christ. (viii. 16, 17.)

iv. 40.

Various miracles of AND Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their 23 Mark i. 32. Luke Synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness, and all manner of disease among the people. And his fame went throughout all Syria: and 24 they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them.

Christ's discourse

Luke vi. 20-49.



AND there followed him great multitudes of people 25 on the mount. v-vii. from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, Blessings on the and from Judea, and from beyond Jordan. And seeing 5 the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the king- 3 dom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be com- 4 forted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed 5,6 are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. 7 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the 8,9 peace-makers for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed 10 are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and secute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad, for great is your reward in 12 heaven for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

The dignity and duty of Christ's disciples.

per- 11

Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost 13 his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on 14 a hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a 15 bushel, but on a candlestick and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good 16 works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.


The divine law, Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the 17 permanent. prophets I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For 18 verily, I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore 19 shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do, and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall ex- 20 ceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

True import of the Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, 21 6th commandment : « Thou shalt not kill; and, Whosoever shall kill, shall be in danger of the judgment:" but I say unto you, That whosoever is angry 22 with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the

council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hellfire. Therefore, if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest 23 that thy brother hath aught against thee, 'leave there thy gift before the 24 altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whilst thou art 25 in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily, I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, 26 till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.

of the 7th.

Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, 27 "Thou shalt not commit adultery:" but I say unto you, That whosoever 28 looketh on a woman to lust after her, hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and 29 cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. And 30 if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell. It hath been said, "Whosoever 31 shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:" but 32 say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced, committeth adultery.


Of the abuse of the

Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of 33 laws respecting old time, "Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt peroaths: form unto the Lord thine oaths:" But I say unto you, 34 Swear not all: neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: 'nor by the 35 earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King: neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou 36 canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, 37 Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

and retaliating. Ye have heard that it hath been said, "An eye for an 38 eye, and a tooth for a tooth." But I say unto you, That ye resist not 39 evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also: and if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy 40 coat, let him have thy cloak also. And whosoever shall compel thee to 41 go a mile, go with him twain. Give to him that asketh thee; and from him 42 that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.

Of universal love. Ye have heard that it hath been said, "Thou shalt love 43 thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy:" But I say unto you, Love your 44 enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; that ye 45 may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. For if ye love them which love you, what reward 46 have ye? do not even the publicans the same?' and if ye salute your 47 brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is 48 perfect.


Of alms-giving. Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be 6 seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore, when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do, in the synagogues, and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know 3 what thy right hand doeth; 'that thine alms may be in secret: and thy 4 Father, which seeth in secret, himself shall reward thee openly.

Of prayer.

And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypo- 5 crites are for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into 6 thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: 7 for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not 8 ye therefore like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: 9 Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 1 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven. 10 'Give us this day our daily bread. 'And forgive us our debts, as we 11 forgive our debtors. 'And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us 13 from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For, if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly 14 Father will also forgive you: but, if ye forgive not men their trespasses, 15 neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

An example.

Of fasting.

Moreover, when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a 16 sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily, I say unto you, They have their reward. But 17 thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face; that thou 18 appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father, which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.

Exhortation to


Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where 19 heavenly-minded- moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in 20 heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your 21 heart be also. The light of the body is the eye. If therefore thine eye 22 be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, 23 thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two 24 masters for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and


Of trust in



Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, 25 what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do 26 they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can 27 add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? 28 Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory 29 was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass 30 of the field, which to-day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, 31 saying, What shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or, wherewithal shall we be clothed? (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek ;) 32 for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these 33 things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the mor- 34 row; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

Censoriousness reproved.



Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judg- 7 ment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and behold, a beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite! first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and 5 then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs; neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under turn again and rend you.

Of discretion in giving advice.

their feet, and The efficacy

of prayer.





Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he give him 10 a serpent? If ye then being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your 11 children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?

A comprehensive Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men 12 rule of duty. should do to you, do ye even so to them; for this is the law and the prophets.

The ways to eter

nal happiness and eternal misery different.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, 13 and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: because, strait is the gate, 14 and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Warning against

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's 15 false teachers. clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall 16 know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a cor- 17 rupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil 18 fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that 19 bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Where- 20 fore, by their fruits ye shall know them.

Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the 21 kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not 22 prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto 23 them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Conclusion of Therefore, whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and 24 the discourse. doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock. And the rain descended, and the floods came, 25 and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of 26 mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand. And the rain descended, and the floods came, 27 and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

AND it came to pass when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people 28 were astonished at his doctrine. For he taught them as one having au- 29 thority, and not as the scribes.

A leper cured; WHEN he was come down from the mountain, great 8 Mark i. 40. Luke multitudes followed him. And, behold, there came a leper 2 and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst

V. 12.

make me clean.

And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, 3 I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, show 4 thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them.

rion: Luke vii. 1.

AND when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there 5 also the palsied servant of a centu came unto him a centurion, beseeching him, ' and saying, 6 Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. 7 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou 8 shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under 9 me: and I say to this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus 10 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 11 you, That many shall come from the east and west, and shall sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven; but 12 the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the cen- 13 turion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-same hour.

and the mother- AND when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw 14 in-law of Peter: his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever. And he 15 touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose,

Mark i. 29. Luke

iv. 38.

and ministered unto them.

and many others. Mark i. 32. Luke

iv. 40.

WHEN the even was come, they brought unto him many 16 that were possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were sick; that it 17 might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, " Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses."

NOW when Jesus saw great multitudes about him, he gave command- 18 ment to depart unto the other side.

Christ's reply to

the scribe. Luke

AND a certain scribe came, and said unto him; Master, 19 I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus 20 saith unto him; The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

ix. 57.

AND another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first to go 21 and bury my father. But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the 22 dead bury their dead.

and calms the tem

Luke viii. 22.

AND when he was entered into a ship, his disciples fol- 23 He crosses the sea, lowed him. And behold, there arose a great tempest in 24 pest. Mark iv. 35. the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, 25 and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish. And he saith unto 26 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 27 marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!

He cures two de

AND when he was come to the other side, into the 28 moniacs. Mark v. 1. country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed Luke viii. 26. with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And behold, they cried out, say- 29 ing, 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 30 from them a herd of many swine, feeding. So the devils besought him, 31

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