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other; or else he will hold to thecne and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, 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 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 add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment ? 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 was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to-morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, 0 ye of little faith ? Therefore take no thought, 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 :) 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 things shall be added unto you.". Take therefore no thought for the morrow : for the morrow shall take
thought for thethings ofitself. Şufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. For
CHAP. VII.. Christ proceedeth in his' sermon to condemn rash judgment, ver. 1-56
Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment 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 eve? 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
then shalt thou see clearly
holy things. ver. 6,
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.com will be give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more.shall your Father which is in heaver give good things to them that ask him? Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do unto you, do ye even só to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Christ exhorteth to enter in at the
straight' gate, ver. 13-14. > ENTER ye in at the straight gate; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that Teadeth to destruction, and inany there be which go in thereat, because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find'it.