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Philippians 4:8

8 Finally, my brethren, whatever has the character of truth, of dignity, of justice, of chastity, whatever can procure you esteem and reputation, in a word, if there be any thing virtuous or praise-worthy, let that be the object of your enquiry.

Ephesians 5:1-33

1 Be ye therefore imitators of God, as his dear children; live together in love, 2 for Christ loved us, and for us gave himself an offering and a sacrifice acceptable to God. 3 But fornication, and all impurity, or inordinate desire, let it not be approved by you, as being unworthy of christians: neither ribaldry, 4 nor buffoonry, which they call pleasantry, but is indecent: be you rather exercised in social virtue. 5 for this you know, that no licentious or dissolute person, no lewd libertine, that is, an idolater, hath any part in the kingdom of Christ, and of God. 6 let no man mislead you by vain reasonings: for it is for these vices, that the wrath of God lights upon the incredulous. 7 don't you therefore be concern'd with them. 8 you were heretofore altogether in the dark, but now being enlightned by the Lord, behave as children of light: 9 for the natural effect of light, is universal benevolence, justice, and truth: 10 consider what is acceptable to the Lord; 11 and be not accomplices in the fruitless practices of vice; on the contrary, condemn them. 12 for it is a shame even to mention what they practise in secret. 13 but whatever is unjustifiable will be brought to light: and that will show them to be unjustifiable. 14 wherefore 'tis said, " awake thou that sleepest, arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light." 15 See then that you behave circumspectly, and not as fools, but as wise, 16 weighing the circumstances of the season, because the times are dangerous. 17 wherefore be not imprudent, but consider what is agreeable to the divine will. 18 do not drink to excess, for that tends to dissoluteness, but be regal'd with spiritual entertainments: 19 expressing yourselves in psalms, in hymns, and spiritual songs; and let your hearts beat the time, in concerts of praises to the Lord, 20 and this the burthen of the song, "thanks be to God, even the father, for his son Jesus Christ our Lord." 21 Be mutually obsequious with christian respect. 22 let married women be submissive to their husbands, out of regard to the Lord. 23 for the husband presides over his wife, as Christ presides over the church: and he it is that preserves the whole body. 24 as the church then is subordinate to Christ, so let women be to their husbands upon all occasions. 25 You husband, love your spouse, even as Christ loved the church, and laid down his life for her: 26 to sanctify and purify her by the ablution of his word, 27 that he himself might make her appear illustrious to his own eye, a church without spot, or any thing like a defect; so as to be holy and irreprehensible. 28 in like manner ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies: "he that loves his wife, loveth himself." 29 no man was ever yet averse to his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, as the Lord doth the church: 30 of which we are the several parts constituting his body. 31 the scripture says, "for this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be united to his wife, and they two shall be as one." 32 these words contain a very mystical sense, I mean in reference to Christ and the church. 33 wherefore let every one of you without exception, love his wife even as himself; and let the wife respect her husband.

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Know you not that the unjust shall not inherit the kingdom of God? be not deceived: neither the licentious, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor the effeminate, nor the brutal, 10 nor thieves, nor misers, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor raparees, shall inherit the kingdom of God. 11 and such were some of you: but you have been washed, you have been sanctified, you have been justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by the spirit of our God.

Matthew 5:28-19:2

28 but I tell you, that whosoever looks on a woman with impure desires is already guilty of approving the fact. 29 If your right eye insnare you, it is better to pull it out, and to suffer the loss of that single part, than that thy whole body should be cast into Gehenna. 30 and if thy right hand insnare thee, it is better to saw it off, and to suffer the loss of that single part, than that thy whole body should be thrown into Gehenna. 31 It hath been said, whoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a bill of divorce. 32 but I say unto you, whoever shall put away his wife, except in the case of adultery, is the occasion of her being an adulteress, and he that shall marry her is an adulterer. 33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said to the antients, "Thou shalt not for swear thy self, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths." 34 but I say unto you, swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is God's throne: 35 nor by the earth, for it is his footstool: nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. 36 neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 but let your communication be, yes, yes; no, no: for whatever goes beyond this, is evil. 38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth." 39 but I say unto you, don't return evil for evil; on the contrary, if any one strike thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other likewise. 40 and if any man will go to law with you, to have your coat, let him have your cloke too. 41 and if any one will press you to go a mile with him, go with him the other two. 42 give to him that asks you, and from him that would borrow of you turn not away. 43 You have heard that it hath been said, "you shall love your neighbour, and hate your enemy:" 44 but I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them who traduce you, and persecute you: 45 that ye may be the children of your father who is in heaven, for he causes his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. 46 but if you love only them who love you, what reward can ye have? do not the heathens themselves do as much? 47 and if ye salute your brethren only, what mighty matter is that? do not even the heathens do the same? 48 be ye therefore perfect, even as your father who is in heaven is perfect.

Matthew 6:1-19:2

1 Take care not to perform any religious act in order to be observed by men: otherwise you will have no reward from your father who is in heaven. 2 therefore, when you give alms, do not make a proclamation of it as the hypocrites do, in their publick assemblies by sound of trumpet, that they may have the applause of men. for I assure you, they have their reward. 3 but when you give alms, "let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doth:" 4 that your alms may be secret: and your father who sees your secret actions, shall reward you. 5 And when you pray, be not as the hypocrites are: for they chuse to stand praying in publick places, and at the corners of the streets, to be observ'd by men. I assure you, they have their reward. 6 but you, when you pray, enter into your closet, and when you have shut the door, pray to your father who is with you in your retirement, and your father who observeth the actions of your retirement shall reward you. 7 When you pray, be not verbose, as the heathen are: for they think they shall be heard for their loquaciousness. 8 don't therefore imitate them: for your father knows what you want, before you ask him. 9 After this manner do you therefore pray: "Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. thy kingdom come. 10 thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. 11 give us this day our daily bread. 12 and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 and let us not be left under temptation, but deliver us from the evil one." 14 for if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly father will also forgive you. 15 but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your father forgive your trespasses. 16 When ye fast, don't put on a dismal air, as the hypocrites do, who look dejected, that men may take notice of their fasting: I assure you, they have their reward. 17 but whenever you fast, anoint your head, and wash your face: 18 that your fasting may not be observed by men, but by your father, who is with you in your retirement, and your father who observes what you do in private, shall give you a reward. 19 Lay not up for your selves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal. 20 but lay up for your selves treasures in heaven, where there is neither moth, nor rust, nor corruption, nor thieves, nor violence to molest you. 21 for where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 22 the eye is the light of the body: now if your eye be clear, your whole body will be enlightned. 23 but if your eye be bad, your whole body will be dark: if therefore that, which should be light to you, be dark; how great is that darkness? 24 no man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or he will be attach'd to the one, and neglectful of the other. ye cannot serve God and Mamon. 25 I therefore direct you, not to be sollicitous, with regard to life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor with regard to the body, what clothes ye shall wear: Is not life it self a greater gift than food; and the body a greater gift than rayment? 26 consider the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor lay up any stores; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye of much greater value than they? 27 who by all his sollicitude can add one moment to his age? 28 And as for rayment, why should that give you pain? consider the lillies of the field how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin. 29 and yet I tell you, even Solomon with all his magnificence, was not arrayed like one of these. 30 now if God thus adorns the flower of the field, which thriving to day, is to morrow thrown into the oven, how much more shall he provide for you, if you have any degree of faith? 31 therefore make no such sollicitous enquiries, as what shall we eat? or what shall we drink? or how shall we be clothed? 32 things which the Gentiles are so thoughtful about, and which your heavenly Father knows that you want. 33 but first seek the kingdom of God, and that righteousness which leads to it, and all these things shall be superadded. be not 34 therefore sollicitous about the morrow: for the morrow shall be taken up with the cares of the morrow, the trouble of the day is sufficient for one day.

Matthew 7:1-19:2

1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 for according as ye judge others, ye shall be judged yourselves: the measure you mete, shall be measured to you again. 3 why do you observe the mote that is in your brother's eye, and not consider the beam that is in your own eye? 4 with what assurance can you say, brother, let me take that mote out of your eye; when there is such an apparent beam in your own eye? 5 thou hypocrite, first get rid of the beam in your own eye; and then see how to remove the mote out of thy brother's eye. 6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest these trample them under foot, and those turn upon you and tear you. 7 Ask, and it shall be given you: seek, and ye shall find: knock, and the door shall be opened. 8 for every one that asks, does receive: he that seeks, does find: and he that knocks at the door, is admitted. 9 is there any of you that would offer his son a stone when he ask'd for bread? 10 or instead of a fish, would he give him a serpent? 11 if ye then, as wicked as ye are, know how to bestow proper gifts upon your children; how much more shall your heavenly father give good things to them that ask him? 12 Let your actions be such, with regard to others, as you should think reasonable with regard to yourselves, for this is the substance of the law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye in at the strait gate; the gate that leadeth to destruction is broad, and the way is open, and they who pass through are numerous. 14 but the gate which leads to life is narrow, and the way is difficult, and few there be that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, who to outward appearance are sheep, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 you will know them by their fruits: do men gather grapes of thorns, 17 or figs of thistles? so every good tree yields good fruit: but a corrupt tree yields bad fruit. 18 a good tree cannot produce bad fruit: neither can a corrupt tree produce good fruit. 19 every tree that doth not yield good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire. 20 by their fruits then shall ye know them. 21 Not every one that says to me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven: but only they who do the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 many will cry out to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? have we not cast out devils in thy name? and in thy name have we not wrought many miracles? 23 and then will I make this declaration to them: I never knew you: depart from me ye that have practised iniquity. 24 therefore, whoever heareth these instructions of mine, and puts them in practice, I will compare him to the prudent man, who built his house upon a rock: 25 the rain descended, the floods came, the winds blew, and beat upon that house: but it fell not, for it was founded upon a rock. 26 but every one that heareth these instructions of mine, and practiseth them not, shall be compared to a fool who built his house upon the sand: 27 the rain descends, the flood rushes on, the winds blow, and beat upon the house: down it falls, and wide are its ruins. 28 At length Jesus finished his discourse, and the people were fill'd with astonishment at his doctrine. 29 for he taught them, as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

Matthew 8:1-19:2

1 When Jesus was come down from the mountain, a great multitude followed him. 2 and there came a leper who threw himself at his feet, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. 3 and Jesus held out his hand and touched him, saying, I will, be thou clean. and immediately he was cured of his leprosy. 4 and Jesus said to him, take care not to tell any man, but go thy way, shew thy self to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, that it may be a testimony against them. 5 When Jesus was entred into Capernaum, a centurion came and addressed himself to him, 6 saying, Lord, my servant lies sick at home grievously afflicted with the palsy, 7 and Jesus said to him, I will come and heal him. 8 the centurion answered, Lord, I am not worthy the honour of such a visit: do but give the word, and my servant is sav'd. 9 for I am a man under authority, having soldiers under my command: I bid this man, go, and he's gone: another, come, and he's here: and to my servant, do this, and it is done. 10 when Jesus heard it, he was surpriz'd, and said to his followers, I profess I have not met with such an instance of faith, no not in Israel. 11 and I declare unto you, that many shall come from the east and from the west, and shall sit at table with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob in the heavenly kingdom. 12 but the heirs to the kingdom shall be cast into the darkness without: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 and Jesus said to the centurion, go thy way, what you believed could be done, is effected for you. and his servant was healed in that very hour. 14 After this Jesus went to Peter's house, where seeing his wife's mother lying sick of a fever, 15 he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose and gave him entertainment. 16 in the evening they brought him several demoniacs: and he cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all that were sick: 17 whereby was fulfilled what Esaias the prophet said, "Himself took our infirmities, and bare, our diseases." 18 Now Jesus perceiving the crowd about him, gave orders to pass over to the other side of the lake. 19 when a certain scribe came to him, and said, Master, I will follow you where-ever you go. 20 Jesus replyed, the foxes have kennels, and the birds of the air have nests; but the son of man hath not where to lay his head. 21 another of his disciples said to him, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. 22 but Jesus said to him, follow me, and let the dead bury their dead. 23 When he went aboard the vessel, his disciples followed him. 24 and on a sudden so great a storm arose at sea, that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep. 25 and his disciples came and awaked him, saying, Lord, save us: we are sinking. 26 and he answer'd, why are you afraid, o incredulous people? then he arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. 27 but the crew were all amaz'd; what is this man, said they, that even the winds and the sea obey him? 28 When he was arrived on the other side, in the country of the Gergesenes, two demoniacs met him starting out of the tombs with such fury, it was not safe for any body to pass that way. 29 and they roar'd out, Jesus, thou son of God, what injury have we done you? are you come here to torment us before the time? 30 and there was a considerable herd of swine feeding, at some distance from them. 31 So the devils entreated him, saying, if you force us out, suffer us to retire into the herd of swine. 32 and Jesus bad them go, accordingly they came out, and went into the herd of swine: and immediately the herd of swine ran furiously down a precipice into the sea, where they were all drown'd. 33 and they that kept them fled away into the town, and told the whole story of what had happen'd to the devils and their demoniacs. 34 whereupon the city went in a body to meet Jesus, and when they saw him they desir'd him to withdraw out of their country.

Matthew 9:1-19:2

1 Being imbark'd, he pass'd over, and came to his own town, 2 where they brought a man on a bed, lying sick of the palsy: and Jesus perceiving their faith, said to the paralytic, take courage, my son, thy sins are forgiven. 3 whereupon certain of the scribes said within themselves, this man blasphemes. 4 and Jesus perceiving their reflections, said, why do you entertain so bad an opinion? 5 for is it not as easy to say, thy sins are forgiven? as to say, arise, and walk? 6 only it was fit you should know that the son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins: arise, then, said he, to the paralytic, take up thy bed, and march home. 7 and he arose, and returned to his family. 8 at this the multitude were amazed, and glorified God, for having communicated such power to men. 9 As Jesus left that place, he saw one Matthew by name, sitting at the customhouse: and said to him, follow me. and he rose and followed him. 10 and while Jesus was at table in Matthew's house, several publicans and loose people happen'd to come in, who sat down with him and his disciples. 11 which the Pharisees observing, why, said they to his disciples, is your master so familiar with publicans and such loose people? 12 Jesus hearing that, said to them, they that are in health don't want a physician, but they that are sick. 13 go then and learn the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice:" for I am not come to call saints, but sinners. 14 Then John's disciples came to him and said, why do the Pharisees, as well as we, observe so many fasts, and your disciples keep none? 15 Jesus answer'd them, can the bride-men mourn, while the bridegroom is with them? the day indeed will come, when the bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then will be the time to fast. 16 new cloth is never patch'd upon an old garment: for the patch will draw the garment, and rend it still worse. 17 neither do men put new wine into old skins: if they should, the bottles will burst, so that the wine will be lost and the skins be spoil'd: but they put new wine into new skins, whereby both are preserved. 18 Whilst he thus entertain'd them, the ruler of the synagogue came and made his address to him, saying, my daughter is upon the point of death: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live. 19 so Jesus arose, together with his disciples, and follow'd him. 20 When a woman, who had been troubled with an hemorrhage twelve years, came behind him, and touch'd the hem of his garment. 21 for she said within her self, if I do but touch his garment, I shall be cured: 22 but Jesus turned about, and looking upon her, said, daughter lay aside your fears, thy faith hath cured thee: and the woman was cured from that instant. 23 When Jesus came to the ruler's house, he found a set of flute-players and a crowd of people making a lamentable cry, 24 and he said to them, withdraw, for the maid is not dead, but asleep. and they treated him with contemptuous laughter. 25 but when the company were turn'd out, he went in, and grasping her hand, the maid rose up. 26 the fame whereof was spread over all the country. 27 As Jesus departed thence, two blind men followed him, crying out, son of David, have mercy on us. 28 and when he was got into the house, the blind men advanc'd: and Jesus said to them, do ye think I am able to effect this cure? they answer'd, yes, Lord. 29 then he touched their eyes, saying, according to your faith, be it unto you. 30 and they had their sight: but Jesus gave them a strict charge, saying, take care not to let any man know it: 31 however when they were gone, they spread abroad his fame thro' all that country. 32 At their going out, a demoniac was brought in, who was dumb. 33 and when the devil was cast out, the dumb man came to his speech; at which the people were amazed, saying, nothing like this was ever seen in Israel. 34 but the Pharisees said, he casteth out devils by the authority of the prince of the devils. 35 And Jesus went about all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing diseases and disorders of every kind. 36 but when he saw how the multitude were fatigued and dispers'd like so many sheep without their Pastors, he was moved with compassion, and said to his disciples, 37 the harvest indeed is plentiful, but the labourers are few: 38 entreat therefore the Lord of the harvest, to send forth labourers into his harvest.

Matthew 10:1-19:2

1 Jesus having called his twelve disciples, he gave them power to cast out unclean spirits, and to heal diseases and disorders of every kind. 2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; the first is Simon, who is called Peter, then Andrew his brother, 3 James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, Philip and Bartholomew, Thomas, and Matthew the publican, James the son of Alpheus, and Labbeus, whose sirname was Thaddeus, Simon the zelot, 4 and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him. 5 Jesus made these twelve his missionaries, and gave them these instructions, don't go any where among the Gentiles, nor enter into any city of the Samaritans. 6 but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 7 and wherever ye go, make this proclamation: the kingdom of heaven is nigh. 8 heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: what ye have received gratis, give gratis. 9 Provide neither gold nor silver, nor brass in your purses: 10 nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, nor shoes, nor staves: for the workman deserves his maintenance. 11 whatever city or town ye enter into, find out some house of repute, and there lodge till ye leave that place. 12 As soon as ye enter into any house, salute the family. 13 if the family be worthy, your benediction shall have its effect; but if it be not worthy, it shall only redound to your own advantage. 14 if they should not receive you, nor mind your instructions: when ye depart out of that house, or city, shake off the pagan dust from your feet. 15 I declare unto you, the people of Sodom and Gomorrha shall find less severity in the day of judgment, than that city. 16 By your mission you will be expos'd like sheep in the midst of wolves: be then as circumspect as serpents, and as inoffensive as doves: 17 be upon your guard with such men, for they will deliver you up to their tribunals, and scourge you in their synagogues. 18 and ye shall be brought before governors and kings upon my account, to bear testimony of me to them and the rest of the Gentiles. 19 but when they take you. into custody, be not sollicitous, how or what ye shall speak, for at the very instant you shall be inspir'd what to say. 20 for it is not properly you that speak, but the spirit of your father that speaketh by you. 21 then the brother shall betray his brother to death, and the father his child: and children shall rise up against their parents, and be the instruments of their death. 22 and ye shall be hated by all the world for professing my name: but he that perseveres unto the end, shall escape. 23 Then if they persecute you in one city, fly to another: for I assure you, before you have preach'd thro' all the cities of the Jews, the son of man will come. 24 the disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. 25 if the disciple fare as well as his master, and the servant as his lord, is not that sufficient? if they style the master of the house Beelzebub, much more will they call his domestics so. 26 fear them not therefore: for there is nothing hid that shall not be revealed; or secret that shall not be made known. 27 what I tell you in private, declare it in publick: and what is whisper'd in the ear, proclaim from the battlements of the house. 28 fear not those who can only kill the body, but cannot hurt the soul: rather fear him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna. 29 are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? yet not one of them shall lose its life independently of your father, 30 by whom the very hairs of your head are all numbred: 31 lay aside then your fears, ye are of a superior rank to those animals. 32 Whosoever therefore shall own me before men, him will I own likewise before my father who is in heaven. 33 but whosoever shall renounce me before men, him will I also renounce before my father who is in heaven. 34 don't imagine that I am come to bring peace upon the earth: I came not to bring peace, but war. 35 my coming will occasion discord between the son and his father, between the daughter and her mother, between the daughter in law and her mother in law: 36 even a man's own domestics shall prove his foes. 37 he that loveth father or mother more than me, is unworthy of me: he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is unworthy of me. 38 and he that does not take his cross, and so follow after me, is unworthy of me. 39 he that would preserve his life, shall lose it: and he that exposeth his life for my sake, shall save it. 40 He that receives you, receives me; and he that receives me, receives him that sent me. 41 he that receives a prophet in quality of a prophet, shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receives a just man, as such, shall receive the reward of the just. 42 and whoever shall give only a cup of cold water to the meanest of you, considering him as my disciple, shall most assuredly be far from losing his reward.

Matthew 11:1-19:2

1 When Jesus had made an end of giving his twelve disciples their instructions, he departed thence to go and preach to the Jews in their cities: 2 in the mean time John having heard in his confinement of the actions of Christ, he sent two of his disciples to ask him, 3 art thou he that was to come, or must we expect another? 4 Jesus answered them, go and relate to John, what you hear and what you see: 5 the blind recover their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 and happy is he who does not stumble at my appearance. 7 As they departed, Jesus said to the people, speaking of John, what did ye go to see in the desert? a reed shaken with the wind? 8 what did ye go to see? a man dress'd in rich apparel? why, they that are so array'd belong to the court: 9 or did you go to see a prophet? yes, and be assured, one superiour to a prophet. 10 for it is he that is meant in that passage, "behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee." 11 I declare unto you, among the whole race of prophets, there never appear'd a greater than John the Baptist: (notwithstanding, he that is least in the kingdom of the 12 Messiah is greater than he.) for ever since the appearance of John the Baptist the gospel kingdom is as it were invaded, and people of the most violent passions enter into it with zeal. 13 for all the prophets and the law were your guides, till the coming of John. 14 and if ye will believe me, he is the Elias that was to come. 15 he that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 16 but to what shall I compare this generation? they are like children sitting in the markets, and calling out to their fellows, 17 "if we play a merry tune, you are not for dancing; if we act a mournful part, you are not in the humour." 18 so John came with fasting and abstinence, and they say, he is mad. 19 the son of man does not abstain from eating and drinking, and they cry there's a glutton, and a sot, a friend of publicans and sinners: "but wisdom is justified by her children." 20 Then he began to upbraid the towns where most of his miracles were wrought, for their not being converts. 21 wo unto thee, Chorazin, wo unto thee, Bethsaida: for if the miracles which were done among you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. 22 I declare unto you, Tyre and Sidon shall be treated with less severity at the day of judgment than you. 23 and thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be brought to destruction: for if the miracles which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have subsisted even to this day. 24 I tell you likewise, that in the day of judgment, Sodom shall be treated with less severity than you. 25 At the same time Jesus, continuing his discourses, said, "I thank thee, O father, Lord of heaven and earth, for having revealed unto babes what thou hast hid from the wise and prudent. 26 even so it is, father, for such has been thy will. 27 my father has instructed me in every thing: and no one knoweth the son, except the father: nor does any one know the father, except the son, and he to whom the son is pleased to reveal him." 28 Believe in me, all ye that labour under oppression, and I will give you relief. 29 take my yoke upon you, and learn to be meek like me, and of an humble temper: and ye shall enjoy tranquillity of mind. 30 for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Matthew 12:1-19:2

1 At that time as Jesus pass'd through the corn on the sabbath day, his disciples being hungry, pluck'd the ears of corn, and fell to eating. 2 the Pharisees seeing that, said to him, see, your disciples are doing what is unlawful to do on the sabbath-day. 3 he answer'd them, have ye not read what David and the rest of the company did when they were hungry, 4 how he entred into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which it was not lawful either for him or his company to eat, but only for the priests? 5 or have ye not observed in the law, what a work the priests made in the temple on the sabbath-day, without being blamed? 6 now I tell you, that the work now in hand, is of greater consequence than that of the temple. 7 if ye had known the meaning of that expression, "I will have mercy and not sacrifice," ye would not have condemned the guiltless. 8 for the sabbath is subservient to men. 9 At his departure thence, he went into their synagogue. 10 where they brought a man with a withered hand: and asked him this insnaring question, is it lawful to heal on the sabbath-day? 11 and he answer'd, which of you all that should have one of his sheep fall into a pit on the sabbath-day, would not bestir himself, and lift it out? 12 is not a man of much greater consequence than a sheep? how lawful then is it to do good offices on the sabbath-day? 13 then saith he to the man, stretch out thy hand: and be stretched it out; and it was made as sound as the other. 14 Upon this the Pharisees went out of the synagogue, and form'd a conspiracy against his life. 15 but Jesus perceiving their design, withdrew himself thence, accompany'd by great multitudes, and he healed all their sick, 16 charging them not to discover him. 17 so that what was said by Esaias the prophet, was fulfill'd; 18 "behold, my servant whom I have chosen, my beloved in whom my soul is well pleased: I will put my spirit upon him, and he shall shew justice to the nations. 19 he shall not strive, nor cry, neither shall any man hear his voice in the streets. 20 a bruised reed shall he not break, and smoaking flax shall he not quench, till he hath made justice victorious. 21 and in his name shall the Gentiles trust." 22 Then they brought to him a demoniac, who was both blind and dumb: and he cured him so effectually, that he recovered both his speech and his sight; 23 which made the people cry out with amazement, "Is not this the son of David?" 24 but the Pharisees upon hearing this said, he exorcizes devils, by virtue only of Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25 Jesus perceiving what they surmized, said to them, any kingdom once divided against itself will soon be desolate: nor can any city or house divided against itself, long subsist. 26 if satan expels satan, he is divided against himself; how then shall his kingdom last? 27 and if I by Beelzebub exorcize devils, by whom do your children exorcize them? wherefore even they shall be your judges. 28 but if I exorcize devils by the spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is set up among you. 29 besides, how could any one enter into the house of a man of might to rob him of his goods, except he first master the strong man? and then indeed he might plunder his house. 30 "He that is not for me, is against me: and he that is not active for me, is a Deserter." 31 wherefore I declare to you, all manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven men; but blaspheming the holy Spirit 32 shall not be forgiven them. and if any one speaks against the son of man, it may be forgiven him: but if any one speaks against the holy spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this age, nor in that to come. 33 Either allow the tree to be good, and its fruit good; or else say the tree is corrupt, and its fruit corrrupt: for a tree is distinguished by its fruit. 34 O degenerate race, how can ye, wicked as ye are, utter any thing that is good? for "'tis the overflowing of the heart that the mouth dischargeth." 35 a good man out of the good treasure produces good things: and an evil man, out of the evil treasure, produces evil things. 36 but I declare unto you, that men shall give an account at the day of judgment, of every scandalous expression they utter. 37 for by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned. 38 Then certain of the Scribes and of the Pharisees said, master, we should be glad you would shew us some miracle. 39 but he answered them, this wicked degenerate race demand a miracle; but no other miracle shall they have, except that of the prophet Jonas. 40 for as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly: so shall the son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. 41 the men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment against this generation, and shall condemn it, because they were converted at the preaching of Jonas, and now there is one superiour to Jonas here. 42 the queen of the south shall rise up at the day of judgement against this generation, and shall condemn it: for she came from the remote parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon, and now a greater than Solomon is here. 43 When an unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he roams about the deserts, seeking rest, and findeth none. 44 I will return then, says he, into my house, which I have quitted; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. 45 then he goes and takes seven other spirits besides himself, but more mischievous than himself, and they all enter in and lodge there: so that the last state of that man is worse than the first. just so shall it likewise fare with this wicked generation. 46 Now while he was talking to the people, his mother and his brothers stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47 then some body said to him, your mother and your brothers are without, and desire to speak with you. 48 but Jesus answered the man that told him, who is my mother? and who are my brothers? 49 and holding out his hand towards his disciples, see there, said he, my mother, and my brothers. 50 for whosoever shall do the will of my father, who is in heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 13:1-19:2

1 The same day went Jesus out of the house, and sat by the sea-side. 2 and there was so great a croud of people got about him, that he was oblig'd to go into a bark, where he sat, while the people all stood on the shore. 3 Then he talk'd to them much in parables, and said, a sower went out to sow. 4 and in sowing, part of the grain fell in the high-way, and the fowls light and peck'd them up: 5 another part fell upon stony places, where it had not much earth: and it soon sprung up, because the soil was shallow: 6 so that as the sun arose it was scorched, and for want of root, withered away. 7 another part fell among thorns: and the thorns grew up and choked it. 8 but another part falling upon good soil, became fruitful, some grains yielding an hundred, some sixty, and some thirty. 9 he that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 10 And the disciples came, and said to him, why do you speak to them in parables? 11 to whom he answered, because you are allowed to know the mysteries of the gospel-dispensation, but to them it is not allowed. 12 for to him that uses what he has, shall be given, and he shall have abundantly: but from him that uses it not, shall be taken away, even what he hath. 13 therefore speak I to them in parables: because they over-look what they see: and are inattentive to what they hear, neither will they comprehend. 14 and in them is fulfilled that prophecy of Esaias, "by hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand: and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive. 15 for the heart of this people is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them." 16 but happy are you that your eyes have sight; and that your ears have their hearing. 17 for I declare unto you, that many prophets and just men have desired to see what ye see, and have not seen it: and to hear what ye hear, and have not heard it. 18 Hear then the meaning of this parable of the sower. 19 when any one heareth the doctrine of the gospel, and considers it not, then comes the wicked one, and catches away what was sown in his heart: he is the person meant by the high-way, where some of the seed was sown: but the stony ground, 20 where other seed fell, denotes the man that heareth the word, and at first receives it with pleasure: 21 but having no root in him he has only an occasional faith: for as soon as any oppression or persecution arises upon account of the gospel, he presently relapses. 22 he that is meant by the thorny ground, where other seed fell, is one that heareth the word: which by cares of this life, and the deceitful love of riches, is soon stifled, and becomes unfruitful: 23 but the ground that received the grain, represents those, who hear the word, and consider it, who all become fruitful, some in one degree, and some in another. 24 Another parable he propos'd to them in these words. the state of the gospel in this world may be compar'd to a man who sowed good grain in his field: 25 but while the people slept, his enemy came and sowed tares among the wheat, and went his way. 26 but when the blade was sprung up, and bore grain, the tares appeared too. 27 so the servants of the yeoman came and said, Sir, did not you sow your field with good grain: how comes it then to have tares? 28 'tis some enemy, said he, has done this. the servants replied, shall we go then and pull them up? 29 no, said he, lest in pulling up the tares, you should root 30 up the wheat with them. let both grow together till the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will thus direct the reapers, first of all gather the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: then lodge the wheat in my barn. 31 He propos'd another parable to them, which was this; the gospel-state is like a grain of mustard-seed which a man took to sow in his field. 32 'tis one indeed of the smallest grains: but when it is grown, it is the largest of the pulse kind, and becomes a tree: so that the birds of the air come and lodge in its branches. 33 Another of his parables was this; the gospel-state is like unto leaven, which a woman took and mixt with three measures of meal, till the whole was leavened. 34 All these things spake Jesus to the multitude in parables, and did not discourse to them without some parable. 35 so that this saying of the prophet was fulfilled, "I will talk in parables, I will utter what has been kept secret from the foundation of the world." 36 Then Jesus leaving the multitude, went into the house: and his disciples coming to him, said, explain to us the parable of the tares of the field. 37 he answered them, he that soweth the good seed, is the son of man: 38 the field is the world: the good seed are the children of the kingdom: but the tares are the children of the wicked one: 39 the enemy that sowed them is the devil: the harvest is the conclusion of the age: and the reapers are the angels. 40 as then the tares are gathered and burnt in the fire; so shall it be at the conclusion of the age. 41 the son of man shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all that make others offend, and those who do iniquity; 42 and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 then shall the just shine out like the sun, in the kingdom of their father. he that hath ears to hear, let him hear. 44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a treasure hid in a field: a man finds this treasure and buries it again, then goes in great joy, sells all that he hath, and purchases that field. 45 Again, the heavenly kingdom is like a merchant-man, who is in quest of curious pearls: 46 and meeting with one of great value, presently sells all that he has to make the purchase. 47 Again, the gospel-kingdom is like a net that is cast into the sea, and draws all sorts of fish: 48 when it is full, they drag it to shore, then sit down, and pick out the good to lay by, but throw the bad away. 49 so it shall be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and after they have separated the wicked from the just, 50 they shall cast the wicked into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 51 Then Jesus said to them, have ye understood all this? 52 they reply'd, yes, Lord. then said he to them, thus every teacher who is instructed in the doctrine of the gospel, is like the master of a family, who taketh out of his treasure things new and old. 53 When Jesus had finished these parables, he departed thence. 54 and when he was come into his native country, he taught them in their synagogue, in such a manner that they cry'd out with astonishment, how came this man by all this wisdom, and extraordinary power? 55 is not this the carpenter's son? is not Mary his mother? and James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas, are they not his brothers? 56 and his sisters, don't they live just by us? how came he then by all this? 57 and they were scandaliz'd at him. but Jesus said to them, a prophet is not without honour, except in his own country and in his own family. 58 and he did not many miracles there, because of their incredulity.

Matthew 14:1-19:2

1 At that time Herod the tetrarch heard of the fame of Jesus, 2 and said to his servants, this is John the baptist, he is risen from the dead, and consequently is invested with miraculous power. 3 for Herod having secur'd John, bound him, and put him in prison to please Herodias, his brother Philip's wife. 4 for John had said to him, it is not lawful for thee to have her. 5 he would have put him to death, but for fear of the people, who reckoned him a prophet. 6 but when Herod's birth-day was kept, the daughter of Herodias danced in publick, and made such an impression upon Herod, 7 that he promised her upon oath, to give whatever she should ask; 8 who being before instructed by her mother, pray, said she, order John Baptist's head to be brought here in a charger. 9 and the king relented: nevertheless out of regard to the oath, and to those who sat with him at table, he commanded it to be brought to her. 10 and pursuant to order, John was beheaded in the prison, 11 whence his head was brought in a charger, and given to the young lady, who carried it to her mother. 12 upon which, his disciples came to take away the body, and having buried it, they went to tell Jesus what had happened. 13 When Jesus heard that, he embark'd, to retire privately to a desert place: of which the people being inform'd, they followed him on foot out of the cities. 14 as Jesus landed, he saw a great multitude, and was touch'd with compassion towards them, and healed their sick. 15 At evening his disciples came to him, saying, this is a desert place, and dinner-time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go to buy themselves provisions in the villages. 16 but Jesus said to them, that's needless, let them eat what you have. 17 we have nothing here, said they, but five loaves, and two fishes. 18 bring them hither, said he. 19 then giving orders for the company to sit down on the grass, he took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks; then breaking the loaves into pieces, he gave them to his disciples, and the disciples to the company: who all of them eat, 20 and were filled: and they carried away twelve baskets full of fragments that were left. 21 now they that had eaten, were about five thousand men, beside women and children. 22 Presently after Jesus obliged his disciples to embark, and cross over to the other side before him, whilst he dismiss'd the people. 23 and when he had dismiss'd them, he retired by himself to a mountain to pray: where he stay'd all alone till the latter part of the evening. 24 by this time the vessel was half sea over, violently toss'd with the waves, for the wind was contrary. 25 at the dawn of day, Jesus came to them walking on the sea. 26 the disciples seeing him walking on the sea, cry'd out in a fright, an apparition; and they scream'd for fear. 27 but Jesus immediately call'd to them, take courage, said he, it is I, don't be afraid. 28 Peter answered, Lord, said he, if it be you, bid me come upon the water to you. 29 Jesus said, come. and Peter getting out of the ship, walk'd on the water to go to Jesus. 30 but finding the wind boisterous, he was afraid: and beginning to sink, cried out, Lord, save me. 31 immediately Jesus stretched out his hand, and caught him, diffident man, said he, why were you in suspence? 32 and when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased. 33 then they that were in the ship, came and worshipped him, saying, of a truth thou art the son of God. 34 When they were over, they came into the territory of Gennesaret. 35 where being known by the people of that place, they sent about all that country, and presented to him all that were diseased, 36 praying him to let them only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touch'd it were made perfectly whole.

Matthew 15:1-19:2

1 Then the Scribes and Pharisees, who were of Jerusalem, came to him and said, 2 why do your disciples violate the tradition of our ancestors, in not washing their hands when they eat bread? 3 but he answered them, why do you violate the law of God to follow your tradition? 4 for this is a commandment of God, "honour thy father and mother; and, he that curses father or mother, let him be punish'd with death." 5 but your doctrine is this, if any man declares to his father or mother, that whatever he has to give for their relief is dedicated to the temple; he is not oblig'd to regard his father or his mother. 6 thus have ye disannull'd the commandment of God by your tradition. 7 the prophecy of Esaias exactly suits such hypocrites as you; 8 "this people, says he, draw nigh to me, they honour me with their lips: while their hearts are far from me. 9 but in vain they worship me, teaching for doctrines the institutions of men." 10 Then he called the multitude and said to them, hear and understand. 11 that which entereth by the mouth is not what defiles a man: but what defiles the man is that which is discharged by the mouth. 12 Thereupon his disciples drawing nigh, said, did you observe, how the Pharisees were scandalized at your discourse? 13 but he answered, every plantation which my heavenly father hath not planted shall be rooted up. 14 let them alone: they are blind leaders of the blind. now if the blind lead the blind, both shall fall into the ditch. 15 then Peter said to him, tell us the meaning of that expression. 16 and Jesus said, are ye also yet without understanding? 17 do not ye yet conceive, that whatever enters at the mouth, passes to the belly, and is discharged downwards? 18 but what proceeds out of the mouth, is deriv'd from the heart, and that defiles the man. 19 out of the heart proceed evil designs, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false testimony, slanders. 20 these are the things which defile a man: but to eat without washing one's hands, that does not defile a man. 21 Then Jesus went thence, and retir'd towards the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 and there came a woman of Canaan from those quarters, and cried out to him, have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously tormented by a demon. 23 but Jesus not making her any answer, his disciples came and entreated him to grant her request; for, said they, she is very importunate with us. 24 but he answered, my commission was only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 25 however she advanc'd, and throwing her self at his feet, cried, O Lord, assist me. 26 but he answered, it is not just to take the childrens bread, and throw it to puppies. 27 'tis true, Lord, said she: yet even puppies eat of the crumbs which fall from their master's table. 28 then Jesus answered her, O woman, great is thy faith: as you desire, be it done. and her daughter was healed from that very hour. 29 Jesus having left that place, drew nigh to the sea of Galilee, and went up a mountain, where he sat down. 30 there a great crowd of people came to him, bringing with them the lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and laid them down at Jesus feet, and he healed them: 31 insomuch that the people wondred when they perceived the dumb to speak, the maimed to be heal'd, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel. 32 Then Jesus called his disciples, and said to them, I am concern'd for this people; they have attended me now three days, without eating: I will not send them away fasting, lest they saint by the way. but his disciples said to him, 33 how can we get bread enough in the desert to satisfy such a multitude? 34 Jesus asked, how many loaves have ye? they reply'd, seven, and a few small fish. 35 and he bid the people sit down on the ground. 36 then taking the seven loaves, and the fish, he gave thanks, and distributed them, by pieces, to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 37 so that they all eat, and were satiated: the superfluous fragments they carried off, amounting to seven baskets full: 38 though the guests were to the number of four thousand men, beside women and children. 39 then dismissing the multitude, he embark'd, and came to the coast of Magada.

Matthew 16:1-19:2

1 Then the Pharisees and the Sadducees came, with a captious design, and desired him to show them some miracle in the sky. 2 but he answered them, in the evening you foretel fair weather: when the sky is of a bright red. 3 and in the morning, a foul day: when the sky is of a dusky red. hypocrites, can ye judge of the appearance of the sky, and yet not discern the signs of these times? 4 a wicked degenerate race demand a miracle; but no miracle shall they have beside that of the prophet Jonas. and so leaving them, he went away. 5 Now at their departure to go to the other side, his disciples had forgot to take bread. 6 and Jesus said to them, have a care of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees. 7 upon which they said to one another, this comes from our not taking any bread. 8 which Jesus perceiving, he said, distrustful men, why do ye trouble your heads about forgetting the bread? 9 where's your understanding? don't you remember the five loaves among five thousand and how many baskets ye took away? 10 nor the seven loaves among the four thousand, and how many baskets ye carried away? 11 why, can't you perceive, that in cautioning you to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the Sadducees, I did not speak of bread? 12 then they perceived, he did not caution them against the leaven of bread, but against the Pharisaick and Sadducean doctrine. 13 As Jesus was going to the district of Cesarea-Philippi, he asked his disciples, what do people say of me? that I am a common man? 14 they replied, some think you are John the Baptist, some Elias, and others Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15 but what, said he, do you take me to be? 16 Simon Peter made answer, thou art Christ the son of the living God. 17 to whom Jesus reply'd, blessed art thou Simon, son of Jona: for 'tis not man that hath revealed this unto thee, but my father who is in heaven. 18 and I tell thee likewise, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will hereafter build my church: and death shall not prevail against it. 19 and I will give you the keys of the gospel-kingdom: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth, shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth, shall be loosed in heaven. 20 Then he charged his disciples not to tell any man that he was the Christ. 21 from that time began Jesus to let his disciples know that he should go to Jerusalem, there suffer many indignities from the senators, chief priests, and scribes, be put to death, and be raised again the third day. 22 then Peter taking him aside, began to expostulate with him, saying, God forbid, Sir, this should ever happen to you. 23 but he frown'd upon Peter, and said, out of my sight pernicious obstacle to my designs; your views are all worldly, regardless of what is divine. 24 Then addressing himself to his disciples, if any man, said he, would follow me, let him renounce himself, take up his cross, and so follow me. 25 for whosoever will save himself, shall be a looser: and whosoever shall suffer loss for my sake, shall be a gainer. 26 what advantage is it to a man to gain the whole world at the price of his life? or what would not a man pay down to preserve his life? 27 for the son of man shall come in the glory of his father, with his angels; and then shall be make retribution to every man according to his works. 28 I declare unto you, some are here present, who shall not die, till they have seen the son of man enter into his kingdom.

Matthew 17:1-19:2

1 After six days, Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, in private to the top of a high mountain. 2 and was transfigured before them; his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. 3 and presently they saw Moses and Elias conversing with him. 4 then Peter address'd himself to Jesus, Lord, said he, it is good for us to stay here: if you please, let us make three tabernacles here; one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elias. 5 while he was speaking, a bright cloud surrounded them: and suddenly a voice broke out of the cloud, saying, "this is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him." 6 and when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were in a terrible fright. 7 but Jesus came and touched them, and said, arise, be not afraid. 8 and when they had lift up their eyes, they saw Jesus all alone. 9 As they went down the mountain, Jesus gave them this charge, don't speak of the vision, said he, to any body, till the son of man be risen again from the dead: but his disciples asked him, 10 why then do the Scribes say, that Elias must first come? 11 Jesus answered, 'tis true, Elias was to come first and set all things right. 12 but I tell you, that Elias is already come, tho' they knew him not, but treated him in an arbitrary manner; with such usage as the son of man shall likewise suffer at their hands. 13 then the disciples perceiv'd, that what he said was meant of John the Baptist. 14 And when they were come to the multitude, a man came kneeling to him, and cry'd, 15 Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is grievously afflicted with the epilepsy; he often falls into the fire, and frequently into the water. 16 I presented him to your disciples, but they could not cure him. 17 upon which Jesus answered, incredulous and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? how long shall I suffer you? 18 bring him hither to me. and Jesus rebuked the demon, and he departed out of him: so that the child was cured from that very hour. 19 then came the disciples to Jesus in private, and said, why could not we cast him out? 20 because of your incredulity, said Jesus: for I tell you truly, if ye had ever so little faith, ye might say to this mountain, remove hence to yonder place, and it should remove; and nothing would be too difficult for you. 21 however, such a distemper is not to be removed but by prayer and fasting. 22 Some time after, while they were in Galilee, Jesus said to them, the son of man will be betrayed into the hands of men: 23 they will kill him, but the third day he shall be raised again. at which they were exceeding sorry. 24 And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute for the temple came to Peter, and said, does not your master pay tribute? 25 he said, yes. and when he was come into the house, Jesus prevented him, saying, what think you Simon? of whom do the kings of the earth take custom or tribute? of their own children, or of others? 26 Peter said, of others. Jesus answered, then are the children free. 27 however, lest we should give offence, go you to the sea, throw in a book, and take the first fish that strikes: then open its jaws, and you will find a piece of money: that take, and give it to them for me and thee.

Matthew 18:1-19:2

1 At the same time came the disciples to Jesus, saying, who is to be the greatest in the kingdom of the Messiah? 2 and Jesus called a child to him, set him in the midst of them, 3 and said, I declare to you, except ye lay aside your ambition, and become as children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of the Messias. 4 he therefore who shall become as void of ambition as this child, he shall be greatest in the kingdom of the Messiah. 5 and whoever shall receive one that is like such a child, in my name, receiveth me. 6 But whoever shall occasion such an humble believer to fall off from the faith, it were better for him that a mill-stone were hang'd about his neck, and that he were plung'd to the bottom of the sea. 7 wo unto the world, because of such scandals: tho' it cannot be, but that such occasions of relapsing should happen: yet wo to that man by whom the scandal cometh. 8 wherefore if thy hand or thy foot occasions thee to relapse, lop them off, and cast them away: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet, to be cast into everlasting fire. 9 and if thine eye occasions thee to relapse, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two to be cast into hell-fire. 10 take care not to despise one of such an humble disposition: for I tell you, that in heaven their angels are continually attending the presence of my father who is in heaven: 11 from whence the son of man is come, in order to save those that were lost. 12 If a man has an hundred sheep, and one of them should go astray, do you think he would not leave the ninety and nine in the mountains, and go in search for that which was gone astray? 13 and if he happen to find it, you may be sure he is more affected with that one, than with the ninety and nine which went not astray. 14 in like manner your heavenly father would not that any person of such humility should be lost. 15 Now in case such a brother do you an injury, go and expostulate with him in private: if he repents, thou hast saved thy brother. 16 but if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that the remonstrances of two or three persons may have its effect. 17 if he does not relent, tell it to the church: but if he is not moved by the church, show him no more regard than you would to a pagan or a publican. 18 I declare unto you, "whatever things ye disallow on earth, are disallow'd by heaven: and whatever ye authorize on earth, are authoriz'd by heaven." 19 I assure you, that if two of you shall live in agreement together, whatever they ask shall be granted to them by my heavenly father. 20 for where two or three are assembled in my name, there am I in the midst of them. 21 Then Peter advancing to him, said, Lord, if my brother injures me, how many injuries must I forgive him? must I forgive him seven? 22 Jesus answered, I tell thee not only seven: but seventy times seven. 23 In this respect the gospel-kingdom may be represented by that of a temporal prince, who had a mind to call his servants to account. 24 when he had begun to reckon, one was brought to him indebted the sum of ten thousand talents. 25 but being insolvent, his lord gave orders that he, with his wife, and children, and all that he had, should be sold for payment. 26 the servant therefore fell prostrate before him, and cry'd out, Lord, allow me but time and I will pay the whole. 27 upon which the lord of that vassal, touch'd with compassion, gave him his liberty, and discharged him of the debt. 28 but this very servant presently after met with one of his fellow-servants, who owed him an hundred pence: and violently seizing him, said, pay me the debt. 29 and his fellow-servant fell at his feet, and embraced him, saying, allow me time, and I will pay thee all. 30 which he would not allow: but immediately threw him into prison, till he should pay the debt. 31 his fellow-servants upon seeing this were very much concern'd, and went to acquaint their master with what had pass'd. 32 then his lord order'd him to be call'd, and said to him, O thou wicked slave, I forgave thee all thy debt, upon your request: 33 should not you then have had the like compassion for thy fellow servant as I had for thee? 34 so that his lord in great displeasure delivered him to the jayler till he should pay the whole debt. 35 in the same manner will my heavenly father likewise treat you, if ye do not sincerely forgive every one the trespasses of his brother.

Matthew 19:1-2

1 When Jesus had finished these discourses, he departed from Galilee, and came into the confines of Judea, on the other side Jordan: 2 where multitudes of people followed him, and he healed their sick.

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