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as the hypocrites are ; for they love to pray standing in the synagogues

and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and, when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy. Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward the openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do ; for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before

ye

ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye; ' Our Father, which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven; give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.' For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you ; but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses."

“Moreover, when ye fast, be not as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance; for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast.

Verily I say unto you, they have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thy head, and wash thy face ; that hou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy

ness.

Father which is in secret; and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly."

" Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal; but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. The light of the body is the eye. If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light, but if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of dark

If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! No man can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one,

and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, 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 even Solomon in all his glory was not array

you, that

ed 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, O 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 the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Judge not, and ye shall not be judged; L

.; condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned ; forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom; for with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.

And he spake a parable unto them; "Can the blind lead the blind ? shall they not both fall into the ditch? The disciple is not above his master; but every one that is perfect, shall be as his master."

“And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye? either how canst thou say to thy brother ; Brother, let

Mt. vii. 6-29.

me pull out the mote that is in thine eye;'
when thou thyself beholdest not the beam that
is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, cast
out first the beam out of thine own eye, and
then shalt thou see clearly to pull out the mote
that is in thy brother's eye.

“Give not that which is holy unto the dogs,
neither cast ye your pearls before swine ; lest
they trample them under their feet, and turn
again and rend you."

“ 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,
will he give him a serpent? If ye then, be-
ing evil, know how to give good gifts unto your
children, how much more shall your

Father
which is in heaven give good things to them
that ask him? Therefore all things, whatso-
ever ye
would that men should do to

you, do
ye even so to them; for this is the law and
the prophets.”

"Enter ye in at the straight gate ; for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction; and many 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.”

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they

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are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit ; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree, cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth

not forth good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me; · Lord, Lord,' shall enter into the kingdom of heaven ; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heav

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 done many wonderful works ?' And then will I profess unto them ; "I never knew you; depart from me, ye that work iniquity."

“ Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not ; for it was founded upon a rock, And every one that heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand; 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."

* And it came to pass, when Jesus had

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