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rain on the just and on the unjust.
49 For, if ye love them only who love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
50 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the Gentiles so 2
51 Be ye therefore perfect; as your heavenly Father is perfect.
CHAPTER VI. AKE heed not to do your
works for justification before men, that ye may be seen by them : otherwise, ye have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 When,therefore, thougivest alms, sound not a trumpet before thee, in the synagogues and in the streets, as the hypocrites do, that they may be praised by men : verily I tell you, They are far from their reward : 3 but when thou givest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 that thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father who seeth in secret, will himself reward thee. 5 And when thou prayest, be not as the hypocrites; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues, and at the corners
of the streets, that they may be seen by men: verily I tell you, They are far from their reward: 6 but thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast locked thy door, pray to thy Father who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, will reward thee. 7 And when ye pray, use not long repetitions, as the hypocrites; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking: 8 be not ye therefore like to
16 And when ye fast, put not on a sad countenance, as the hypocrites; for they alter their countenances, that they may appear fasting to men: verily I tell you, They are far from their reward: 17 but thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; 18 that thou mayest not appear fasting to men, but to thy Father only, who is in secret; and thy Father, who seeth in secret, will reward thee. 19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through, nor steal: 21 for, where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also. 22 The light of thy body is thine eye: if therefore thine eye be clear, thy whole body will be light; 23 but, if thine eye be disordered, thy whole body will be dark. If, then, that which is in thee for light, be darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 No one can serve two masters: for either he will hate the first, and love the second; or else he will hold to the first, and despise the
second: ye cannot serve both God and mammon. 25 Wherefore I say to you, Be not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor for your body, what ye shall put on: is not the life more than the food, and the body than the clothing 2 26 behold the birds of the air, they neither sow nor reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are not ye much better than they? 27 Which of you, by anxious thought, can add one cubit to his stature? 28 And why are ye anxious for clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin : 29 and yet I tell you, That even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these. 30 But, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to-day is, but to-morrow is cast into the oven, will he not much rather clothe you, O ye of little faith ? 31 Be not anxious therefore, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, With what shall we be clothed 2 32 for, all the nations require these things, and your heavenly Father knoweth that ye also have need of all these things:
33 but, seek ye first his justification, and his kingdom; and all these things will be added to you.
34 Be not anxious therefore for the morrow; for the morrow will be anxious for itself: sufficient for the day is its own evil.
UDGE not, that ye may not be judged : 2 for, with whatever judgment ye judge, ye will be judged : and with whatever measure ye measure, it will be measured out to you. 3 And why regardest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye 3 4 Or, how shalt thou say to thy brother, Let me take out the mote from thine eye; when, behold, a beam is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first take out the beam from thine own eye; and then thou wilt see clearly to take out the mote from thy brother's eye. 6 Give not that which is holy to the dogs; neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn and rend you.
7 Ask, and it will be given you; seek, and ye will find; knock, and it will be opened to you: 8 for, every one that asketh, receiveth; and he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh, it will be opened. 9 Or, what man is there among you, who, if his son ask bread, will give him a stone 7 10 or, if he ask a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If ye then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much rather will your Father who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him? 12 All things therefore that
ye would men should do to you, Luke, vi. al.
do ye so also to them : for this is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter in through the strait gate: for, wide is the gate, and broad the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many are they who enter through it: 14 because, strait is the gate, and narrow the way, which leadeth to life, and few are they that find it. 15 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves: 16 ye will know them by their fruits: do men gather grapes from thorns, or figs from thistles?
Luke, vi. 47.
17 even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a bad tree bringeth forth bad fruit : 18 a good tree cannot bring forth bad fruit, neither can a bad tree bring forth good fruit: 19 every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit, is cut down and cast into the fire : 20 wherefore, by their fruits ye will know them. 21 Not every one who saith to me, Lord, Lord, will enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he only that doeth the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name have done many wonderful works? 23 and then I will profess to them, I never knew you : depart from me, ye that work iniquity. 24 Whosoever, therefore, hearkeneth to these my words and doeth them, will be like a wise man, who built his house on a rock: 25 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not ; because it was founded on a rock : 26 and every one that heareth these my words, and doeth them not, will be like a foolish
man, who built his house on the sand :
27 and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these words, that the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 for he taught them as having authority, and not as their scribes.
AND when he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2 And, behold, a leper came and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean : 3 and he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean : and immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4 And Jesus saith to him, See thou tell no one; but go, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a testimony to them. 5 And when he had entered into Capernaum, a centurion came to him, beseeching him; 6 and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home in the palsy, grievously afflicted.
Luke, vii. 8.
7 And he saith to him, I will go and heal him. 8 The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not fit that thou shouldest come under my roof; but, speak only, and at the word my servant will be healed : 9 for even I am a man, though subject to authority, who have soldiers under me : and I say to this one, Go, and he goeth ; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 10 And when Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed him, Verily I tell you, I have not found such faith in any one in Israel: 11 and I tell you, That many will come from the east and west, and sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven; 12 but the children of the kingdom will be cast out into the outward darkness: there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. 13 And Jesus said to the centurion, Go; as thou hast believed, be it done to thee: and the servant was healed in that hour. 14 And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying ill of a fever : 15 and he touched her hand,
and the fever left her; and she arose, and ministered to him. 16 And when it was evening, they brought to him many that were possessed with devils : and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed all that were ill: 17 that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying, “ Himself took our “infirmities, and bare our “ diseases.” 18 And Jesus seeing a multitude about him, commanded that they should depart to the other side of the sea. 19 And a certain scribe came to him, and said, Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest: 20 but Jesus saith to him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where he may lay his head. 21 And another of the 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 And when he had entered into a ship, his disciples followed him : 24 and, behold, a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
Is, liii. 4.