Matthew Bible

Matthew 5

Christ beginning his sermon in the mount:

Matthew 5:1 When he sawe the people, he went vp into a mountaine, and when he was set his disciples came to him, Matthew 5:2 and he opened his mouth, and taught them sayinge,

declaring who are blessed,

Matthew 5:3 blessed are the pore in sprete: for theirs is the kingdom of heauen. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are they þt morne, for they shalbe comforted. Matthew 5:5 Blessed are þe meke: for they shall inheret þe earth. Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they which honger & thurste for rightuousnes: for they shalbe filled. Matthew 5:7 Blessed are þe mercifull: for they shal obtaine mercy. Matthew 5:8 Blessed are þe pure in hert: for thei shal se God. Matthew 5:9 Blessed are þe peace makers: for thei shalbe called the children of God. Matthew 5:10 Blessed are they which suffer persecucion for rightuousnesse sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heauen: Matthew 5:11 Blessed are ye when men reuile you and persecute you, and shal falsely say al maner of yuel sayinges against you for my sake. Matthew 5:12 Reioyce & be glad, for great is your reward in heauen. For so persecuted they the prophetes which were before your dayes.

who are the salt of the earth,

Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but & if the salt haue lost her saltnes, what can be salted therwith? It is thensforth good for nothinge, but to be cast out, and to be troden vnder fote of men.

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

Matthew 5:14 Ye are the light of þe worlde. A cytye that is set on an hill, can not be hid,

the candle:

Matthew 5:15 neither do men light a candell & put it vnder a bushell, but on a candelsticke, and it lighteth al that are in the house. Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shyne before men that they maye se your good workes, and gloryfye your father which is in heauen.

that he came to fulfill the Law.

Matthew 5:17 Thinke not that I am come to destroy þe lawe, or þe prophetes: no I am not come to destroy them, but to fulfil them. Matthew 5:18 For truly I say vnto you, til heauen & earth perish, one iote or one title of þe lawe shal not escape, til al be fulfilled Matthew 5:19 Whosoeuer therfore breaketh one of these lest commaundementes, & teacheth men so, he shall be called þe least in þe kingdome of heauen. But whosoeuer obserueth & teacheth, þe same shal be called great in þe kingdom of heauen. Matthew 5:20 For I say vnto you except your rightuousnes excede, þe rightuousnes of þe scribes & phariseis, ye can not entre into þe kingdom of heauen.

What it is to kill,

Matthew 5:21 Ye haue heard howe it was said vnto them of þe olde time: Thou shalt not kil. For whosoeuer killeth, shal be in daunger of iudgement, Matthew 5:22 but I sai vnto yow, whosoeuer is angre wt his brother without a cause shal be in daunger of iudgement. Whosoeuer saieth to his brother Racha, shalbe in daunger of a counsel. But whosoeuer saieth thou fole, shalbe in daunger of hel fire Matthew 5:23 Therefore when thou offrest thy gift at þe altare, & their remembrest that thy brother hath ought against þe: Matthew 5:24 leue there thy offringe before the altare, & go thy way first & be reconciled to thy brother, & then come and offre thy gift. Matthew 5:25 Agre with thine aduersary quickly, whiles þu art in þe way wt him, lest þe aduersary deliuer þe to þe iudge, & the iudge deliuer þe to the minister, & then þu be cast into prison. Matthew 5:26 I say vnto þe verely: thou shalt not come out thence tyl thou haue payed the vttermost farthing.

to commit adultery,

Matthew 5:27 Ye haue heard how it was sayed to them of olde time: Thou shalt not commit adultery. Matthew 5:28 But I saye vnto you, that whosoeuer loketh on a wife, lustinge after her, hath committed adulterye with her alredy in his herte Matthew 5:29 Wherfore if thy ryght eye offende þe plucke him out, & cast him from þe. Better it is for þe that one of thy members perishe, then that thy whol body should be cast into hel. Matthew 5:30 Also if thy right hand offende þe, cut him of & cast him from the. Better it is that one of thy members perish, then that all thy body should be cast into hel. Matthew 5:31 It is sayed, whosoeuer putteth a way his wife, let him geue her a testimonial of þe deuorcement. Matthew 5:32 But I sai vnto you: whosoeuer putteth away his wife (except it be for fornicacion) causeth her to breke matrimony. And whosoeuer marieth her þt is deuorced, breaketh wedlocke.

to swear:

Matthew 5:33 Agayne ye haue hearde how it was sayed to them of olde time, thou shalt not forsweare thy self, but shalt performe thine othe to God. Matthew 5:34 But I saye vnto you, swere not at al, neither by heauen, for it is Goddes seate: Matthew 5:35 nor yet by the earth, for it is his fotstole: neither by Ierusalem for it is the citye of þe great kinge Matthew 5:36 neither shalt thou sweare by thy head, because thou canst not make one whyte hear, or blacke. Matthew 5:37 But your communicacion shalbe, yea, yea: nay, nay. For whatsoeuer is more than that cometh to euell.

exhorteth to suffer wrong,

Matthew 5:38 Ye haue hearde how it is sayed, an eye for an eye: a tothe for a tothe. Matthew 5:39 But I saye to you that ye resyst not wrong. But who soeuer geue the a blowe on the right cheke, tourne to hym the other. Matthew 5:40 And if anye man wyll sue the at the lawe, and take awaye thy coote, let hym haue thy clooke also. Matthew 5:41 And whosoeuer wyll compell the to goo a myle, goo with hym twaine. Matthew 5:42 Geue to hym that axeth, & from him that woulde borow tourne not away.

Matthew 5:43 Ye haue hearde how it is said: thou shalt loue thy neighbour, and hate thyne enemy.

to love even our enemies,

Matthew 5:44 But I say vnto you loue your enemies. Blesse theim that cursse you. Do good to them that hate you. Pray for them which doo you wronge and persecute you, Matthew 5:45 that ye may be the chyldren of youre father that is in heauen: for he maketh his sonne to aryse on the yuyll, and on the good and sendeth his raine on the iust and vniust. Matthew 5:46 For if ye loue them, whiche loue you: what rewarde shall ye haue? Doo not the publicanes euen so? Matthew 5:47 And if ye be frendly to your brethren only what synguler thinge doo ye? Do not the publycanes likewyses?

and to labour after perfectness.

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

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