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much better than they? Which of you, by taking thought, can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? consider the filies 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 thesë: wherefore, if God so clothe the 'grass of the field, which fo-day is, and to-morrow 'is cast into the oven ; shall he not much more
clothe you, O ye of little füith? Therefore, take ino thought, saying, what shall we eat? or, whát shall we drink? or, wherewithal shall we be clàlbed (for after all these things do the Gentiles seek ;) 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 ihings of itself Sufficient unto the day, is the evil thereof. Judge not, that
ye be not judged: for, with what judgement ye judge, ye shall be judged: and, with what meěsüre ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
* And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine oiun eye? or, how wilt thioù say to thy brother, I'ct me pull out the mote out of think eye; and behold, a bearn is in thine own eye? Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see, clearly to cast out the mote out of thiy brother's eye. Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast yé
your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for, every one that asketh, receiveth ; and, he that seeketh, findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Or what man is there of you, whom, if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone ? or, if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children; how much more shall your Father, who is in heaven, give good things to them that ask him? Therefore, all things, whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruc. tion; and many there be who go in thereat: be. cause, strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing, bui, inwardly, they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits : do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles ? Even so, every good tree bringeth forth good fruit: but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree, that bringeth not forth good fruit, is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore, by their fruits, ye
shall know them.
Not every one that saith unto ine, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdoin of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my father who is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Iord, have not we prophesied in thy name? and, in thy name, have cast out devils ? and in thy name done „many wonderful works? And then I will profess unto them, “ I never knew you : depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” Therefore, whosoever · heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, who built his house upon á rock; and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not; for it was founded upon a. rock.
And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended and the flood's càme, and
the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it Jell
, and great was the fall of it:
And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one having autho. rity, and not as the scribes.
-AE HISTORY OF JOSEPH.
JOSEPH, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren ; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father's wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age; and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their fa. ther loved him more than all his brethren, they haled him, and could not speak peaceably unto him.
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more. And he said unto them, hear, I pray you, this dream which I have dreamed. For, behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf arose, and also stood upright; and behold, your sheaves stood round about, and made obeisance to
And his brethren said unto him, shalt thou in. deed ieign over us? or, shalt thou indeed have do. minion over us ? and they hated him yet the more for his dreams and for his words.
And he dreamed yet another dream, and told it his brethren, and said, behold I have dreamed a
dream more; and behold, the sun, and the moon, and the eleven stars, made obeisance to me. And he told it to his father, and to his brethren: and his father rebuked him, and said unto him, what is this dream that thou hast dreamed ? shall I and thy mother and thy brethren, indeed, come to bow down ourselves to thee to the earth ? And his brethren envied him; but his father observed the saying
And his brethren went to feed their father's flock in Shechem. And Israel said unto Joseph, do not thy brethren feed the flock in Shahem? come, I will send thee unto them. And he said to him, here am I.' And he said to him, go, I pray thee, see whether it be well with thy brethren and with the flocks; and bring me word again. So he sent him out of the vale of Hebron, and he came to Shechem. And a certain man found him, and behold, he was wandering in the field; and the man asked him, saying, what seekest thou? And he said, I seek my brethren: tell me, I pray thee, where they feed their flocks. And the man said, they are departed hence: for I heard them say, let us go to Dothan. And Joseph went after his brethren, and found them in Dothan.
And when they saw him afar off, even before he came near unto them, they conspired against him to slay him. And they said one to another, behold this dreamer cometh. Come now, therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit; and we will say, some evil beast hath devoured bim : and we shall see what will become of his