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Matthew 5

Christ beginning his sermon in the mount:

Matthew 5:1 When he sawe the people, he went vp into a mountayne, and when he was sett, hys discyples came to him: Matthew 5:2 and after that he had opened hys mouth, he taught them, sayinge:

declaring who are blessed,

Matthew 5:3 Blessed are the poore in sprete, for theyrs is the kyngdome of heauen. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they that mourne, for they shall receaue comfort. Matthew 5:5 Blessed are þe meke: for they shall receaue the enheritaunce of the earth. Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which honger and thyrst after ryghteousnes: for they shalbe satisfyed. Matthew 5:7 Blessed are þe mercyful: for they shall obteyne mercy. Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in herte: for they shall se God. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peace makers: for they shalbe called the children of God. Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which suffre persecucyon for righteousnes sake: for theirs is the kingdome of heauen. Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye, when men reuyle you, and persecute you, and shall falesy say all maner of euyll sayinge against you, for my sake. Matthew 5:12 Reioyse & be glad for greate is your rewarde in heuen. For so persecuted they the prophetes, which were before you.

who are the salt of the earth,

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: But yf þe salt haue lost the saltnes, what shalbe seasoned therwith? It is thence forth good for nothynge, but to be cast out, and to be troaden downe of men.

the light of the world, the city on an hill,

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of the world. A cytie that is set on an hyll cannot be hyd,

the candle:

Matthew 5:15 nether do men lyght a candell, and put it vnder a busshell, but on a candelstyck, and it geueth light vnto all that are in þe house. Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shyne before men. That they maye se your good worckes, & gloryfy your father, which is in heauen.

that he came to fulfill the Law.

Matthew 5:17 Thynke not þt I am come to destroye the lawe, or the prophetes: no, I am not come to destroye, but to fulfyll. Matthew 5:18 For truely I saye vnto you: tyll heauen and earth passe, one iott or one tytle of the lawe shal not scape, tyll all be fulfylled. Matthew 5:19 Whosoeuer therfore breaketh one of these leest commaundementes, and teacheth men so, he shalbe called the leest in the kyngdome of heauen. But whosoeuer doeth and teacheth, the same shalbe called greate in the kyngdome of heauen. Matthew 5:20 For I saye vnto you: except your righteousnesse exceade the ryghteousnesse of the Scribes and Pharises, ye cannot entre into the kyngdome of heauen.

What it is to kill,

Matthew 5:21 Ye haue heard that it was sayd vnto them of þe olde tyme. Thou shalt no kyll: whosoeuer killeth, shalbe in daunger of iudgement. Matthew 5:22 But I say vnto you: that whosoeuer is angrye with hys brother (vnaduysedly) shalbe in daunger of iudgement. And whosoeuer saye vnto hys brother Racha, shalbe in daunger of a councell. But whosoeuer sayeth thou foole, shalbe in daunger of hell fyre. Matthew 5:23 Therfore, yf thou offrest thy gyfte at the aulter, and there remembrest that thy brother hath ought agaynst the: Matthew 5:24 leaue ther thyne offringe before the aulter & go thy waye fyrst, and be reconcyled to thy brother, and then come, and offre thy gyfte. Matthew 5:25 Agree with thyne aduersary quycklye whyles thou art in the waye with him, lest at any tyme the aduersary deliuer the to the iudge, and the iudge delyuer the to þe mynister, and then thou be cast into preson. Matthew 5:26 Uerely, I say vnto the: thou shalt not come out thence, tyll thou haue payed the vtmost farthynge.

to commit adultery,

Matthew 5:27 Ye haue herde that it was sayd vnto them of olde tyme. Thou shall no committ aduoutrye. Matthew 5:28 But I say vnto you that whosoeuer loketh on another mans wyfe to lust after her, hath commytted aduoutrye with her all ready in hys hert. Matthew 5:29 Yf thy ryght eye hynder the, plucke hym out, and cast hym from the. For better it is vnto the, that one of thy membres perysshe, then þt thy whole body shuld be cast into hell. Matthew 5:30 And yf thy ryght hande hynder the, cutt hym of, and cast hym from the. For better it is vnto the, that one of thy membres perysshe, then that all thy body shulde be cast into hell. Matthew 5:31 It is sayd, whosoeuer putteth awaye his wyfe, lett hym geue her a letter of the deuorcement. Matthew 5:32 But I say vnto you: that whosoeuer doth put awaye his wyfe (excepte it be for fornycacyon) causeth her to breake matrymony. And whosoeuer maryeth her that is deuorsed commiteth aduoutrye.

to swear:

Matthew 5:33 Agayne, ye haue hearde how it was sayd to them of olde tyme: thou shalt not forsweare thy selfe, but shalt perfourme vnto þe Lorde those thinges that thou swearest. Matthew 5:34 But I say vnto you: sweare not at all: nether by heauen, for it is Goddes seate, Matthew 5:35 nor by the earth, for it is his fote stole: nether by Ierusalem, for it is the cytie of the great king: Matthew 5:36 nether shalt thou sweare by thy heed, because þu canst not make one heare whyte or blacke. Matthew 5:37 But your communicacyon shalbe, ye, ye, nay, nay: For whatsoeuer is added more then these, it commeth of euyll.

exhorteth to suffer wrong,

Matthew 5:38 Ye haue hearde that it is sayd: an eye for an eye: and a toth for a toth. Matthew 5:39 But I saye vnto you, þt ye resist not euell. But whosoeuer geue the a blowe on the ryght cheke, turne to hym the other also. Matthew 5:40 And yf eny man wyll sue the at the law, and take awaye thy coate, let him haue thy clooke also. Matthew 5:41 And whosoeuer wyll compell the to go a myle, go with him twayne. Matthew 5:42 Geue to him that asketh þe, and from hym that wolde borowe, turne not thou awaye.

Matthew 5:43 Ye haue heard that it is sayde, thou shalt loue thyne neyghbour, and hate thyne enemy.

to love even our enemies,

Matthew 5:44 But I saye vnto you: loue your enemyes. Blesse them that curse you. Do good to them that hate you. Praye for them which hurt you and persecute you, Matthew 5:45 that ye maye be the children of your father which is in heauen: for he maketh his sonne to aryse on þe euell, & on þe good, & sendeth rayne on þe iust & on þe vniust. Matthew 5:46 For yf ye loue them which loue you: what reward haue ye? Do not the publycans also euen the same? Matthew 5:47 And yf ye make moche of your brethren only, what singuler thinge do ye? Do not also the publicans lykewise?

and to labour after perfectness.

Matthew 5:48 ye shall therfore be perfecte, euen as your father which is in heauen is perfecte.

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