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CHAP. VI.

12 And forgive us our debts, as A continuation of the sermon. we also forgive our debtors. TAKE heed that you do not your

13 And lead us not into tempta

But deliver us from evil. by them : otherwise you shall not Amen. have a reward of your Father who 14 For if you will forgive men is in heaven.

their offences, your heavenly Father 2 Therefore when thou dost an will forgive you also your offences. alms-deed, sound not a trumpet be 15 But if you will not forgive fore thee, as the hypocrites do in men, neither will your Father forthe synagogues, and in the streets, give you your offences. that they may be honoured by men. 16 And when you fast, be not as Amen I say to you, they have re- the hypocrites, sad. For they disceived their reward.

figure their faces, that they may ap3 But when thou dost alms, let pear unto men to fast. Amen I say not thy left hand know what thy to you, they have received their reright hand doth.

ward. 4 That thy alms may be in se 17 But thou, when thou fastest, cret, and thy Father, who seeth in anoint thy head, and wash thy secret, will repay thee.

face: 5 And when ye pray, you shall 18 That thou appear not to men not be as the hypocrites, that love to fast, but to thy Father who is in to stand and pray in the syna- secret: and thy Father, who seeth gogues and corners of the streets, in secret, will repay thee. that they may be seen by men : 19 Lay not up to yourselves Amen 1 say to you, they have re-treasures on earth : where the rust ceived their reward.

and moth consume, and where 6 But thou when thou shalt pray, thieves break through and steal. enter into thy chamber, and having 20 But lay up to yourselves shut the door, pray to thy Father treasures in heaven : where neither in secret : and thy Father, who the rust por moth doth consume, seeth in secret, will

and where thieves do not break 7. And when you are praying, through, nor steal. speak not much, as the heathens. 21 For where thy treasure is, For they think that in their much- there is thy heart also. speaking they may be heard. 22 The light of thy body is thy,

8 Be not you therefore like to eye. If thy eye be single, thy them, for your Father knoweth whole body shall be lightsome. what is needful for you, before you 23 But if thy eye be evil, thy ask him.

whole body shall be darksome. If 9 Thus therefore shalt thou pray: then the light that is in thee, be, Our Father who art in heaven, darkness : the darkness itself how hallowed be thy name.

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man can serve two masbe done on earth, as it is in heaven.ters. For either he will hate the

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Ver. 2 Amen I say to you. This Hebrew word Amen, is here retained, by the example: and authority of all the four evangelists, who have all retained it. It is used by our Lord as a strong asseveration or affirmation of the truth.

Ver. 11. Supersubstantial bread. In St. Luke the same word is rendered daily bread, It is understood of the bread of life, which we receive in the Blessed Sacrament

other. You cannot serve God and shall be measured to you again. Mammon.

And why seest thou the mote 25 Therefore I say to you, be that is in thy brother's eye: 'and not solicitous for your life, what seest not the beam that is in thy you shall eat, nor for your body, own eye? what you shall put on. Is not the 4 Or how sayest thou to thy life more than the meat; and the brother: Let me cast the mote out body more than the raiment ? of thy eye; and behold a beam is in

26 Behold the birds of the air, thy own eye? for they neither sow, nor do they 5 Thou hypocrite, cast out first reap, nor gether into barns : and the beam out of thy own eye, and your heavenly Father feedeth them. then shalt thou see to cast out the Are not you of much more value mote out of thy brother's eye. than they?

6 Give not that which is holy to 27 And which of you, by taking dogs ; neither cast ye your pearls thought, can add to his stature one before swine, lest perhaps they cubit?

trample them under their feet, and 28 And for raiment why are you turning upon you, they tear you. solicitous ? Consider the lilies of 7 Ask, and it shall be given you: the field how they grow : they la- seek, and you shall find; knock, bour not, neither do they spin. and it shall be opened to you.

29 But I say to you, that not 8 For every one that asketh, reeven Solomon in all his glory was ceiveth: and he that seeketh, findarrayed as one of these.

eth: and to him that knocketh, it 30 And if the grass of the field, shall be opened. which is to-day, and to-morrow is 9 Or what man is there among cast into the oven, God doth so you, of whom it his son shall ask clothe: how much more you, O ye bread, will he reach him a stone ? of little faith?

10 Or if he shall ask him a fish, 31. Be not solicitous therefore, will he reach him a serpent ? saying, what shall we eat: or what 11 If you then, being evil, know shall we drink, or wherewith shall how to give good gifts to your childwe be clothed ?

ren: how much more will

your 32 For after all these things do ther, who is in heaven, give good the heathen seek. For your Fa-things to them that ask him ? ther knoweth that you have need 12 All things therefore whatsoof all these things.

ever you would that men should do 33 Seek ye therefore first the to you, do you also to them. For kingdom of God, and his justice, this is the law and the prophets. and all these things shall be added 13 Enter ye in at the narrow

gate: for wide is the gate, and 34 Be not therefore solicitous for broad is the way, that leadeth to deto-morrow: for the morrow will be struction, and many there are who solicitous for itself. Sufficient for go in thereat. the day is the evil thereof.

14 How narrow is the gate, and CHAP. VII.

strait is the way, that leadeth to life: The third part of the sermon. and few there are that find it! UDGE not, that you may not 15 Beware of false prophets, who

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CHAP. VIII. thorns, or figs of thistles ?

Christ cleanses the leper. or even so every good tree

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ND when he was come down eth forth good fruit, and the evil tree bringeth forth evil fruit. titudes followed him:

18 A good tree cannot bring forth 2 And behold a leper came and evil fruit, neither can an evil tree adored him, saying: Lord, if thou bring forth good fruit.

wilt, thou canst make me clean. 19 Every tree that bringeth not 3 And JEsus stretching forth his forth good fruit, shall be cut down, hand, touched him, saying: I will, and shall be cast into the fire. Be thou made clean. And forth

20 Wherefore by their fruits you with his leprosy was cleansed. shall know them.

4 And Jesus saith to him : See 21 Not every one that saith to thou tell no man: but go,shew thyme, Lord, Lord, shall enter into self to the priest, and offer the gift the kingdom of heaven: but he that which Moses commanded for a tesdoth the will of my Father, who is timony unto them. in heaven, he shall enter into the 5 And when he had entered into kingdom of heaven.

Capharnaum, there came to him a 22 Many will say to me in that centurion, beseeching him, day; Lord, Lord, have not we pro 6 And saying: Lord, my servant phesied in thy name, and cast out lieth at home sick of the palsy, and de vils in thy name, and done many is grievously tormented. miracles in thy name?

7 And JESUS saith to him : I 23 And then will I profess unto will come and heal him. them, I never knew you : depart 8 And the centurion making anfrom me you that work iniquity. swer, said : Lord, I am not worthy

24 Every one therefore that that thou shouldst enter under my heareth these my words, and doth roof : but only say the word, and them, shall be likened to a wise man my servant shall be healed. that built his house upon a rock, 9 For I also am a man subject to

25 And the rain fell, and the authority,having under me soldiers; floods came, and the winds blew, and I say to this, Gó, and he and they heat upon that house, and goeth, and to another, Come, and it fell not, for it was founded on a he cometh, and to my servant, Do rock.

this, and he doeth it. 26 And every one that heareth 10 And Jesus hearing this, marthese my words, and doth them not, velled ; and said to them that folshall be like a foolish man that built lowed him : Amen I say to you, I his house upon the sand ;

have not found so great faith in 27 And the rain fell, and the Israel. floods came, and the winds blew, 11 And I say unto you that and they beat upon that house, and many shall come from the East and it fell, and great was the fall there- the West, and shall sit down with of.

Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in 28. And it came to pass when the kingdom of heaven : Jesus had fully ended these words, 12 But the children of the kingthe people were in admiration at his dom shall be cast out into the exdoctrine.

terior darkness: there shall be 29 For he was teaching them as weeping and gnashing of teeth. one having power, and not as the 13 And JESUS said to the centu. Scribes and Pharisees.

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ed, so be it done to thee. And the for the winds and the sea obey him? servant was healed at the same 28 And when he was come on hour.

the other side of the water, into the 14 And when JESUS was come country of the Gerasens, there met into Peter's house, he saw his wife's him two that were possessed with mother lying, and sick of a fever: devils, coming out of the sepul

15 And he touched her hand, chres, exceeding fierce, so that and the fever left her, and she arose, none could pass by that way. and ministered to them,

29 And behold they cried out, 16 And when evening was come, saying: What have we to do with they brought to him many that thee, JESUS Son of God ? art thou were possessed with devils"; and come hither to 'torment us before he cast out the spirits with his the time ? word: and all that were sick he 30 And there was, not far from healed.

them, an herd of many swine feed17. That it might be fulfilled, ing. which was spoken by Isaias the 31 And the devils besought him, prophet, saying : He took our in- saying : If thou cast us out hence, firmities, and bore our diseases. send us into the herd of swine.

18 And Jesus seeing great mul 32 And he said to them : Go. titudes about him, gave orders to But they going out, went into the pass over the water.

swine, and behold the whole herd 19 And a certain scribe came, run violently down a steep place and said to him : Master, I will fol- into the sea : and they perished in low thee whithersoever thou shalt the waters.

33 And they that kept them fled : 20 And Jesus saith to him: The and coming into the city, told every foxes have holes, and the birds of thing, and concerning them that the air nests, but the Son of Man had been possessed by the devils. hath not where to lay his head. 34 And behold the whole city

21 And another of his disciples went out to meet Jesus, and when said to him : Lord, suffer me first they saw him, they besought him to go and bury my father, that he would depart from their

22 But Jesus said to him : Fol- coasts. low me, and let the dead bury

CHAP. IX. their dead.

Christ heals one sick of the palsy.

ND entering into a boat, he boat, his disciples followed him.

24 And behold a great tempest came into his own city arose in the sea, so that the boat 2 And behold they brought to was covered with waves, but he him one sick of the palsy, lying was asleep.

in a bed. And JESUS seeing their 25 And they came to him, and faith, said to the man sick of the awaked him, saying : Lord, save palsy: Be of good heart, Son, thy us, we perish!

sins are íorgiven thee. 26 And JESUS saith to them : 3 And behold some of the Scribes Why are you fearful, O ye of little said within themselves : He blasfaith? Then rising up, he com- phemeth. manded the winds, and the sea, 4 And Jesus seeing their thoughts, and there came a great calm. said : Why do you think evil in

27 But the men wondered, say- your hearts ? ing: What manner of man is this, 5 Whether is easier to say, thy

23 And when he entered into the A passed over the water, and

sins are forgiven thee : or to say, bottles break, and the wine runneth arise and walk ?

out, and the bottles perish. But 6 But that you may know that new wine they put into new 'botthe son of man hath power on earth tles : and both are preserved. to forgive sins, (then said he to the 18 As he was speaking these man sick of the palsy,) Arise, take things unto them, behold a certain up thy bed, and go into thy house. ruler came up, and adored him,

7 And he arose, and went into saying: Lord, my daughter is even his house.

now dead; but come, Jay thy hand 8 And the multitudes seeing it, upon her, and she shall live. feared, and glorified God that gave 19 And JEsus rising up followed such power to men.

him, with his disciples. 9 And when JESUS passed on

20 And behold a woman who from thence, he saw a man sitting was troubled with an issue of blood in the custom-house, named Mat- twelve years, came behind him, thew ; and he saith to him: Fol- and touched the hem of his garlow me. And he arose up and fol- ment. Towed him.

21 For she said within herself, 10 And it came to pass as he was If I shall touch only his garment, sitting at meat in the house, behold I shall be healed. many publicans and sinners came, 22 But Jesus turning and seeand sat down with Jesus and his ing her, said: Be of good heart, disciples.

daughter, thy faith hath made thee 11 And the Pharisees seeing it, whole. And the woman was made said to his disciples : Why doth whole from that hour. your master eat with publicans and 23 And when JESUS was come .sinners ?

into the house of the ruler, and saw 12 But JESUS hearing it, said : the minstrels and the multitude "They that are in health need not a making a rout, physician, but they that are ill. 24 He said : Give place, for the

13 Go then and learn what this girl is not dead, but sleepeth. And meaneth, I will have mercy, and not they laughed him to 'scorn. sacrifice. For I am not come to 25 And when the multitude was call the just, but sinners.. put forth, he went in, and took her

14 Then came to him the disci- by the hand. And the maid arose. ples of John, saying : Why do we 26 And the fame hereof went and the Pharisees fast often, but abroad into all that country. thy disciples do not fast?

27 And as Jesus passed from 15 And Jesus said to them: Can thence, there followed him two the children of the bridegroom blind men crying out and saying, mourn, as long as the bridegroom Have mercy on us, O son of Dais with them? But the days will vid. come when the bridegroom shall 28 And when he was come to be taken away from them, and then the house, the blind men came to they shall fast.

hin. And JESUS saith to them, 16 And no body putteth a piece Do you believe, that I can do this of raw cloth unto an old garment. Anto you? They say to him, Yea, For it taketh away the fulness Lord. thereof from the garment, and there 29 Then he touched their eyes, is made a greater rent.

saying, according to your faith, bé 17 Neither do they put new wine it done unto you. auto old bottles. Otherwise the 30 And their eyes were opened,

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