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Matthew 3:1–18:35

*In those days came aJohn the Baptist, preaching bin the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for cthe kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, dThe voice of one crying in the wilderness, ePrepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. And the same John had his raiment of fcamel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was glocusts and hwild honey. Then went out to him iJerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, kAnd were baptized of him lin Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and llSadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, mO generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from nthe wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits ||meet for repentance: And nnthink not to say within yourselves, oWe have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: ptherefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you with water qunto repentance: rbut he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall sbaptize you with tthe Holy Ghost, and with ufire: 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge xhis floor, and ygather his wheat into the garner; but he will zburn up the chaff with zzunquenchable fire.

13 *aThen cometh Jesus bfrom Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil call righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw dthe Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 eAnd lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my fbeloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

4 Then was aJesus led up of bthe Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted cforty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be ccthe Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, dMan shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. eThen the devil taketh him up into fthe holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be ccthe Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, gHe shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, hThou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. iAgain, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, kSatan: for it is written, lThou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, mangels came and ministered unto him.

12 *Now when Jesus had heard that nJohn was ||cast into prison, ohe departed into Galilee; 13 And leaving pNazareth, he came and dwelt in oCapernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14 *That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15 qThe land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by rthe way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of rthe Gentiles; 16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.

17 sFrom that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, tRepent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. 18 uAnd Jesus, walking by vthe sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon wcalled Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers. 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. 20 And they straightway xleft their nets, and followed him. 21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. 22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, yteaching in their synagogues, and preaching zthe gospel of the kingdom, and ahealing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. 24 And his fame went throughout all aaSyria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and btorments, and those which were cpossessed with devils, and those which were dlunatick, and those that had the palsy; and he healed them. 25 eAnd there followed him great multitudes of people from Galilee, and from fDecapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judaea, and from beyond Jordan.

5 And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a amountain: and when he was aaset, his disciples came unto him: And he bopened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

cBlessed are dthe poor in spirit: for etheirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are fthey that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

Blessed are gthe meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: hfor they shall be filled.

Blessed are the merciful: ifor they shall obtain mercy.

Blessed are kthe pure in heart: for lthey shall see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10  Blessed are mthey which are persecuted for righteousnesssake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11  Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12  nRejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for oso persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: pbut if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. 14 qYe are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. 15 Neither do men rlight a candle, and put it under ||a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, sthat they may see your good works, and stglorify your Father which is in heaven.

17 uThink not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, xTill heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. 19 yWhosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed zthe righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.

21 Ye have heard that it was said ||by them of old time, aThou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: 22 But I say unto you, That bwhosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, ||Raca, shall be in danger of cthe council: but whosoever shall say, Thou dfool, shall be in danger of ehell fire. 23 Therefore if thou bring fthy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; 24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. 25 gAgree with thine adversary quickly, hwhiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the iofficer, and thou be cast into prison. 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing. 27 Ye have heard that it was said jby them of old time, kThou shalt not commit adultery: 28 But I say unto you, That whosoever llooketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. 29 mAnd if thy right eye ||offend thee, npluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into ehell. 30 oAnd if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into ehell. 31 It hath been said, pWhosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32 But I say unto you, That qwhosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.

33 Again, ye have heard that it hath been said jby them of old time, rThou shalt not forswear thyself, but sshalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: 34 But I say unto you, tSwear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is uGod’s throne: 35 Nor by the earth; for it is xhis footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is ythe city of the great King. 36 Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. 37 zBut let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.

38 Ye have heard that it hath been said, aAn eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 bBut I say unto you, cThat ye resist not evil: but dwhosoever shall dd

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