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CH 4. saying, It is I who need to be baptized by thee ; 15 and thou comest to me! Jesus answering said un
to him, Permit this at present; for thus ought we
to ratify every institution. Then John acquiesced. 16 Jesus being baptized, no sooner arose out of the
water, than heaven was opened to him ; and the
Spirit of God appeared, descending like a dove, Jo. 1; 37. 17 and lighting upon him: while a voice from Iseaven Lu 9; 35.
proclaimed, This is my beloved Son in whom I
2 Pet. 1; 17.
IV. THEN was Jesus conducted by the Spirit into Mar. 1; 12: · 2 the wilderness, to be tempted by the devil. And Lu. 4; 1*
after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was 3 hungry. Wherei pon the tempter, accosting him,
said, If thou be a Son of God, command that 4 these stones become loaves. Jesus answering said, Deu. 8; 3,
It is written, “Man liveth not by bread only, but
by every thing which God is pleased to appoint.
having placed him upon the battlement of the tem-
thyself down; for it is written, “ He will give Ps. 91; 11. “his? angels the charge of thee : they shall up
"hold thee in their arms, lest thou dash thy foot 7 “ against a stone.” Jesus again answe
vered, It is written, “ Thou shalt not put & the Lord thy Deu. 6; 16. 8 "God to the proof.” Again the devil took him up
a very high mountain, whence he showed him all
Deu. 6; 13.
the kingdoms of the world in their glory, and said
strate thyself and worship me. Jesus answered,
worship the '' Lord thy God, and shalt serve
came and ministered to him.
Isa. 9; 1.
Mar. 1; 14. 12
NOW Jesus hearing that John was imprisoned, Lu. 4; 14.
13 retired into Galilee ; and having left Nazareth, Jo. 4; 43.
resided at Capernaum, a seaport in the confines of 14 Zebulun and Naphtali, thereby verifying the words 15 of Isaiah the Prophet ; “ The canton of Zebulun
" and the canton of Naphtali, situate on the Jordan 16 “ near the sea, Galilee of the nations ; the people
“ who abode in darkness, saw a great light, and
on those who inhabited a region of the shades of 17 « death, light hath arisen.” From that time Je
sus began to proclaim, saying, Reform, for the
reign of heaven approacheth.
brothers, Simon named Peter, and Andrew his bro
ther, casting a drag into the sea, for they were 19 fishers. And he said to them, Come with me, and 20 I will make you fishers of men. Immediately they 21 left the nets and followed him. Passing on he saw
other two brothers, James Son of Zebedee and John
his brother, in the bark with their father Zebedee, 22 mending their nets, and he called them. They im.
ch. 3; 2. ch, 10; 7. Mar. 1; 16 LU. 5; 1: Jo. 1; 35.
mediately leaving the bark and their father, follow
ed him. 23 Then Jesus went over all Galilee, teaching in their ch. 9; 35.,
synagogues, and proclaiming the glad tidings of Lu. 4; 15,
the reign, and curing every sort of disease and ma-
all Syria, and they brought to him all their sick,
moniacs, and lunatics, and paralytics, and he heal-
Galilee, from " Decapolis, from Jerusalem, from
Lu, 6; 17
THE SERMON ON THE MOUNT.
V. JESUS seeing so great a confluence, repaired to
a mountain, and having sat down, his disciples 2 came to him. Then breaking silence, he taught
Lu, 6; 20: Isa. 61; 3.
Happy the poor who repine not; for the king4 dom of heaven is theirs! Happy they who mourn; 5 forthey shall receiveconsolation! Happy the meek; Ps. 37; 11. 6 for they shall inherit the land! Happy they who Isa. 65; 18.
hunger and thirst for righteousness; for they shall 7 be satisfied ! Happy the merciful; for they shall
11 A district of ten cities.
Ps. 24; 3.
8 obtain mercy! Happy the clean in heart; for they 1 Pet. 3; 14. 9 shall see God! Happy the peacemakers; for they : 10 shall be called sons of God! Happy they who suf
d fer persecution on account of righteousness; for 1 Pet. 4; 14. 11 the kingdom of heaven is theirs ! Happy shall ye be, when men shall revile and prosecute you, and,
1 on my account, accuse you falsely of every
evil "T 12 thing! Rejoice and exult; for great is your ward in heaven; for thus the Prophets were per
"11 secuted who were before you.
Mar. 4; 21.
Mar. 9; 49 13
Ye are the salt of the earth. If the salt be? Lu. 14; 34.
come insipid, how shall its saltness be restored? It
is thenceforth fit only to be cast out, and trodden 14 by men. Ye are the light of the world. A city 15 situate on a mountain must be conspicuous. A
lamp is lighted to be put, not under a corn-mea
sure, but on a stand, that it may shine to all the 1 Pet. 2; 12. 16 family. Thus, let your light shine before men,
that they seeing your good actions, may glorify
your Father who is in heaven.
the prophets. I am come not to subvert, but to Lu. 16; 17. 18 ratify. For verily I say unto you, Heaven and
earth shall sooner perish, than one iota, or one
tittle of the law shall perist without attaining its Ja. 2; 10. 19 end. Whosoever, therefore, shall violate, or teach
others to violate, were it the least of these com-
; for the 20 heaven. For I warn you, that unless your righfor the teousness excel the righteousness of the Scribes whose and Pharisees, ye shall never enter the kingdom of
21 Ye have heard that it was said to the ancients, Ex. 20; 13.
“Thou shalt not commit murder ; for whosoever Deut. 5; 17.
“committeth murder shall be obnoxious to the 22 “judges.” But I say unto you, “Whosoever ' is angry with his brother unjustly, shall be ob
noxious to the judges; whoever shall call him ' fool, shall be obnoxious to the council; but who
soever shall call him miscreant, shall be obnoxi. 23. ous to hell-fire. Therefore if thou bring thy
gift to the altar, and there recollect that thy brother
hath ground to complain of thee ; leave there thy 24 gift before the altar : first go and procure recon
ciliation with thy brother, then come, and offer
while ye are on the road together; lest the credi-
sign thee to the officer, and thou be thrown into
released until thou hast discharged the last farth
ing. 27 Ye have heard that it was said, “ Thou shalt not Ex. 20 ; 14. 28"commit adultery.” But I say unto you, 'Who- Deut. 5; 18.
soever looketh on another man's wife, in order
to cherish impure desire, hath already committed 29 adultery with her in his heart. Therefore, if ch. 18; 8.
thy right eye insnare thee, pluck it out, and throw Mar. 9 ; 43.