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shall be in danger of the judgement. But I say unto you, that whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause, shall be in danger of the judgement; and whosoever shall say to his brother, Thou fool! shall be in danger of hell-fire.
Swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is his footstool. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black.
Give to him, that asketh thee, and from him, that would borrow of thee, turn not thou away.
Love your enemies; bless them, that curse you ; do good to them, that hate you; and pray for them, which despitefully use you and persecute you; that ye may be the children of your Father, which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father in heaven is perfect.
OUR FATHER, which art in heaven,
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil:
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever.
As every day, thy mercy spares,
When each day's scenes and labors close,
And at my life's last setting sun,
O help us, Lord ! each hour of need,
Thy heavenly succor give ; Help us in thought, and word, and deed,
Each hour on earth we live.
O help us, Father ! from on high ;
We know no help but thee; O help us so to live and die,
As thine in heaven to be.
My son, attend to my instruction, and bow thine ear to mine understanding.
Go to the ant, thou sluggard ! consider her ways and be wise, — which, having no guide, overseer, or ruler, provideth her meat in the summer and gathereth her food in the harvest.
How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard! when wilt thou arise out of thy sleep! Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one, that traveleth, and thy want as an armed man.
P. He leadeth me beside the still waters. · T. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil :
P. For thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
T. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies :
P. Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
T. Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life :
P. And I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
T. The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof: · P. The world, and they that dwell therein.
T. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it on the floods.
P. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord ?
T. Who hath not lifted up his soul to vanity, nor sworn deceitfully :
P. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord; and righteousness from the God of his salvation.
T. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good :
P. For his mercy endureth for ever.
Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them; otherwise ye have no reward of your Father, which is in heaven. And 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 thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions; for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.
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.
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 ?
Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, that even Solomon, in all his glory, was not arrayed 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, will 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 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.
OUR FATHER, which art in heaven, &c.