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P. The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
T. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever :
P. The judgements of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.
T. More to be desired are they than gold :
P. And in keeping of them there is great reward.
T. Who can understand his errors ?
T. Keep back thy servant, also, from presumptuous sins :
P. Let them not have dominion over me.
T. & P. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditations of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.
And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples; and of them he chose twelve, whom also he named apostles : — Simon (whom he also named Peter), and Andrew, his brother ; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James, the son of Alpheus, and Simon (called Zelotes); and Judas, the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, which was
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And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said :— Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they, that mourn; for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek; for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they, which do hunger and thirst after righteousness; for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful; for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart; for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers; for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they, which are persecuted for righteousness' sake; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you, falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad; for great is your reward in heaven : forso persecuted they the prophets, which were before you.
Ye are the light of the world. A city, that is set on a hill, cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick ; and it giveth light to all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father, which is in heaven.
OUR FATHER, which art in heaven, &c.
Blest are the humble souls, that see
Blest are the meek, who stand afar
Blest are the souls, that thirst for grace,
Blest are the pure, whose hearts are clean
Blest are the men of peaceful life,
Blest are the sufferers, who partake
HEAR, O my son, and receive my sayings, and the years of thy life shall be many.
Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men : For the way of the wicked is as darkness ; but the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.
Teacher. Hear the right, O Lord! attend to my cry:
Pupils. Give ear to my prayer, that goeth not out of feigned lips.
T. Let my sentence come forth from thy presence:
P. Let thine eyes behold the things, that are equal.
T. Thou hast possessed my heart; thou hast visited me in the night :
P. Thou hast tried me, and shalt find nothing; I am purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
T. By the word of thy lips, I have kept me from the paths of the destroyer :
P. Hold up my goings in thy paths, that my footsteps slip not :
T. I have called upon thee, O God; incline thine ear unto me, and hear my speech :
P. Show thy marvelous loving-kindness, O Thou, that savest, by thy right hand, them, that put their trust in thee.
T. Keep me as the apple of the eye; hide me under the shadow of thy wings;
P. From the wicked, that oppress me; from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.
T. Arise, O Lord! deliver my soul from the wicked :
P. From men of the world, which have their portion in this life.
T. As for me, I shall behold thy face in righteousness :
P. I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.
T. O give thanks unto the Lord, for he is good :
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets : I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil : For, verily, I say unto you, Till heaven and earth shall pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever, therefore, shall break one of the least of these 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.
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old cime, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill,