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4 know what thy right hand doeth: that thine alms may be in secret and thy Father who seeth in secret [himself] will reward thee [openly].

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"And when thou prayest, be not as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Verily I say unto you, [that] they have their reward. 6 But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father that is in secret: and thy Father, that seeth in secret, shall re7 ward thee [openly]. But when ye pray, use not many idle words, as the gentiles do: for they think that they 8 will be heard for their much speaking. Be not therefore like them for your Father knoweth what things ye have 9 need of before ye ask him. In this manner therefore pray Our Father, whof art in heaven, sanctified be thy 10 name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth, 11 as it is in heaven. Give us this day the food sufficient 12 for us. And forgive us our trespasses, as we also forgive 13 those who trespass against us. And bring us not into 14 temptation, but preserve us from evil.'‡ For if ye for

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give men their offences, your heavenly Father will for15 give you also: but if ye forgive not men [their offences,] neither will your Father forgive your offences.

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"Moreover, when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto 17 you, [that] they have their reward. But when thou 18 fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou

appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father who is in secret and thy Father whot seeth in secret shall reward theell.

* See Newcome's note. "Babbling repetitions." W.

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The received text adds, for thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, for ever. Amen." This doxology is wanting in manuscripts of the best authority, and is not cited by the most ancient ecclesiastical writers. It is found, however, in some of the ancient versions. openly. R. T.

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"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust consume, and where thieves break through 20 and steal but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumeth, and where 21 thieves do not break through nor steal for where your 22 treasure is, there will be your heart also. The lamp of

the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be clear, thy 23 whole body will be enlightened. But if thine eye be dim, thy whole body will be in darkness. If therefore the light which is in thee be darkness, how great must be 24 that darkness! No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will hold 25 to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and Wealth. Wherefore I say unto you, Take no anxious thought for your life, what ye shall eat, [or what ye shall drink ;] nor for your body, with what ye shall be clothed. Is not your life more than food; and your 26 body than clothing? Behold the fowls of the air ; that they neither sow, nor reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye much 27 better than they? Now which of you, by taking anxious 28 thought, can add one cubit to his stature? And why take ye anxious thought for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow : they neither labour nor 29 spin yet I say unto you, that even Solomon in all his 30 glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so

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clothe the herb of the field, which flourisheth today, and tomorrow is cast into the furnace; will he not much more 31 clothe you, O ye of little faith? Wherefore take no anxious

thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall 32 we drink? or, What shall we put on?' (for after all these things the gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father know33 eth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye

first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and 34 all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore

Consider how the lilies of the field grow, N. + the righteousness required by him, N.

no anxious thought about the morrow for the morrow will take anxious thought for the things of itself. Sufficient to the day is its own evil.

CH. VII.

"Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged and with what measure ye deal out, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the splinter which is in thy brother's eye, but observest not the beam which is in thine ? Or how canst thou say to thy brother, 'Let me take the splinter out of thine eye' and, behold, a 5 beam is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first take the beam out of thine own eye; and then thou wilt see clearly to take the splinter out of thy brother's eye.

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"Give not that food which is holy to dogs; nor cast your pearls before swine, lest they tread them under their feet, and turn and rend you.

"Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; 8 knock, and it shall be opened unto you

: for every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and 9 to him that knocketh it shall be opened. What man is

there among you, who, if his son shall ask bread, will 10 give him a stone? or, if he shall ask a fish, will give him 11 a serpent? If ye therefore, being evil, know how to give

good gifts unto your children, how much more will your Father, that is in heaven, give good things to those that 12 ask him? All things therefore whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye likewise so unto them: for this is the law and the prophets.

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"Enter in by the strait gate for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, which leadeth to destruction, and there 14 are many that enter by it. How strait is the gate, and how narrow is the way which leadeth to life; and how few 15 are there who find it! But beware of false prophets, who

come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are raven16 ous wolves. By their fruits ye will know them. Do men 17 gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles? In like

manner every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a 18 corrupt tree bringeth forth bad fruit. A good tree can

not bring forth bad fruit; nor can a corrupt tree bring 19 forth good fruit. Every tree which bringeth not forth 20 good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye will know them.

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

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"Whosoever therefore heareth these words of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him to a wise man, who built 25 his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the

streams came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that 26 house, and it fell not for it was founded on a rock. And whosoever heareth these words of mine, and doeth them not, will be likened to a foolish man, who built his house 27 on the sand and the rain descended, and the streams came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell, and the fall of it was great."

28 And it came to pass when Jesus had ended these words, that the people were amazed at his teaching for he taught them as having authority; and not as the Scribes. CH. VIII. Now when Jesus was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him.

2 AND, behold, a leper came and did him obeisance, say3 ing, "Sir, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean." And Jesus stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, "I will; be thou made clean." And immediately his 4 leprosy was made clean. Then Jesus saith unto him,

"See thou tell no man ; but go show thyself to the priest,

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and offer the gift which Moses commanded; for a testimony unto them."

AND when Jesus had entered into Capernaum, a centu"Sir, 6 rion came to him, beseeching him, and saying,

my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, greatly af7 flicted." And Jesus saith unto him, "I will come and cure him."

8 Then the centurion answered and said, "Sir, I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: but only 9 command by word, and my servant will be healed. For I also, who am a man under authority, have soldiers under me and I say to this man, Go,' and he goeth, and to another, Come,' and he cometh and to my ser10 vant, Do this,' and he doeth it." And when Jesus heard

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it, he wondered, and said to those who followed, "Verily, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, even 11 in Israel. And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east and the west, and shall place themselves at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the 12 kingdom of heaven: but the heirs of the kingdom shall be put forth into the outer darkness: there will be weep13 ing, and gnashing of teeth." And Jesus said to the cen

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turion, "Go; and according as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee." And his servant was healed in that very hour.

And Jesus came into Peter's house, and saw his wife's 15 mother lying on a bed, and sick of a fever. And he touched her hand, and the fever left her and she arose, and ministered to them.

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Now when evening was come, many that had demons were brought unto him and he cast out the spirits with 17 a word, and cured all who were sick : so that it was fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet Isaiah, saying, "He took away our infirmities, and removed our diseases."

*be guests with, N. shall recline, Gr.

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