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THE REPUBLIC: SUNDAY. JUM 1, 1902. RSON'S B1BL ST STUDENTS of the BIBLE u THE COMPILATION SHOWS A CAREFUL READING OF THE SCRIPTURES AND PRESENTS A MOST CAREFULLY PREPARED SUMMARY OF THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS. NT OMAS J F til w rl 'r ?. i id The action o Conprrjn In ordering the publication of "The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth." compiled from the Gospels of Thomas Jefferson, the great Democratic statesman, has awakened much comment and tome adverse criticism. It has also, however, again nttratcd attention to the views of religion nnd the Bible held by this second Tresjdcnt of the United States, who drew up the Declaration of Inde pendence. As a leader of men. a scholar, and jrentle man, Jefferson I ever to-day In the public mind. "Ills mission was leadership." li ton been said of him. "and. without nn effort on his part, f-xriresslons from his llp. th.it from other men's would scarcely have .'' traded notice, lecamc thinceforth axioms end crseds. and Catherine cries to sr-it masses of his countrymen." But af to his Inner religious beliefs "fie sacred relation between man and his God." he was- reticent. Hre was the th:ng t which he ppoko low. et here was the thins of which he probably thousht mit Thin volume referred to as "Jeff.rson Bible." open though It is to the cT.-'ire f orthodox chnr.-liir.cn. if nevertheless ' rrltted to d a-'.o c an nsfnlshlns kn w edge of the book. Evidently the ;;."" wero as fnm'llir as the A 11 '"s to Jeffrnn and evidently he had thought In nnd out and around them until be was able to transpose and rearranse most extensively end yet rr'scrvo a connrctrd narration The "Tabic of Texts." and Index to a c ipy of which Is reproduced with this artl.-le is in Jefferson's handwriting. It Is a K-y to what Jefferson considered the 3rni al portions of the four Gospels. Anybody rntv Individually prepare a "Jefferson's Bill-1" by taking two cheap Illbles and clipping the texts as Indicated. In this manner it was ilont by Jeffemon hlnvielf. Life ami Moral Teaching of Jesus Christ. According to his own repression It was Jefferson's Idea to o arrange the fxtruts as to mal: a harmonica, whole.. Including tho whole life and mora! tfaching of Jesus Christ, "uhembarraffred with mntt'-r tf fact or fnlth beyond the live! of ordinary comprehension." All miraculous occurrences and all matters Involving theological contro versy are eliminated. The major portion of Jefferson'." compilation Is published on this page of the Sunday Republic. To Clip texts as Indicated by Jefferson will be found, by whoever attempts it. a not uncomplicated task. Beginning In l.uke the facts concerning the youth of Jesus of Nazareth are brought out In a few verses. Then It Is necessary to klp to Mark for one verse, then to Mntthcw for three verses, to Luke again for t tie versa, and to John for four verses. Very little space serves to bring the narration of the life of Jesus to his thirtieth year. Then come the precepts as delivered In the four Gospels during tho three yearn before the crucifixion. It Is 'Interesting to note that the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew I included with the exception of three verses, nnd, with the insertion of several verms from Luke. Jefferson was assailed bitterly nnd de nounced as "a profane philosopher" and "an Infidel" by many of the clergymen of Jila day. I!o voiced no public denials nor defended himself, yet, always among his most Intimate friends maintained that ho lto a Christian In every sense of the word, and stood for the teachings of Christ. In a letter to a friend he said: "I am averse to the communication of mv religious tenets to the public; because Jt would countenane" the presumption cf those who hove ondenv cred .to draw them before that tribunal, and to seduce public opinion to evict Itself into that Inquisition over the rights of con science which the laws Have so Justly pre scribed. It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself to resist Invasions of It In the case of others, or their case may by the change of circum stances, become his own. It behooves him, too. In his own case, to give no example of concession, betraying the common right of Independent opinion by answering questloai of faith which the laws have left between God and himself." Disclosed Beliefs to John 'Adams and Doctor Rush. The number of his friends with whom the acred questions of religion were open to discussion was very few, and chief among them were Doctor Benjamin Rush and John Adams. To them he disclosed himself, and laregly through their solicitation It was that tho "Jefferson Bible," as partially defining his creed, was complied. They urged that he was not an Infidel and should give some statement of his conception of Christianity. The Reverend Robert C. Cave of this city. who baa studied Jefferson's cttltude toward religion carefully, has culled from many sources much Information bearing on the subject. In a published letter from the statesman's oldest grandson, which shows that the celebrated man preserved his retl- J eence on matters- religious in his own j household. Doctor. Cave calls attention to the following: "Of his peculiar religious i opinions his family knows no more than the world. If asked by one of them bis opinion on any religious subject, his uni form reply was that it was a subject each was bound to sti-dy assiduously for him self, unbiased by tho opinions of others It was a matter solely of conscience, and after thorough investigation they were re sponsible for the righteousness, not tho rightfulness, of their opinions; that the ex pression of his opinion might influence them, and be would not give It." In correspondence with Doctor Rush Is the fullest expression of Jefferson's re ligious faith. Included Is a syllabus, com paring the chief philosophical and religious doctrines with that of Jesus. This syllabus was dated April 21. 1S03, at a time when negotiations for the Louisiana Purchase bad begun. Doctor Cave supplied the sylla bus and accompanying letter to Doctor Rush. A portion of the letter and the full comparison of doctrines follow: "In some of the delightful conversations with you. In the evenings of 1TP5-99, and i which served as an anodyne to the affile tions of the crisis through which our coun try was then laboring, the Christian re ligion was sometimes our topics, and I then promised you that one day or otner Z would give you my views of it. They are the result of a life of inquiry and re flection, and very different from that anti Christian system Imputed to me by those who know nothing of my opinions. To ths corruptions of Christianity I am Indeed op posed, but not to the genuine precepts cf Jesus himself. 1 am a Christian in the only sense In which he wished any one to be, sincerely attached to his doctrines. In preference to ail others, ascribing to him self every human excellence, and believing that he never claimed any other. Estimate of the Comparative Merits of Christianity. "At the short Intervals since these con versations, when I could Justifiably abstract my mind from public affairs, this subject has been under ray contemplation, but the more I considered It the more it expanded beyond the measure of either my time or Information. In the moment cf my late de parture from Montlcello I received from Doctor Priestly his little treatise of "Soc rates and Jesus Compared." This being a section of the general view I had taken of the field, it became a subject of reflection while on the road, and unoccupied other wise. The result was to arrange in my mind a syllabus or outline of such an esti mate of the comparative merits of Chris tianity, as I wished to see executed by some one of more leisure and information for the task than myself. This I now send to you. "Syllabus of an estimate of the doctrines of Jesus, compared with those of others. "In a comparative view of the ethics of the enlightened nations of antiquity, of the Jews and of Jesus, no notice should be taken cf the corruptions of reason among the indents, to wit, the Idolatry and super ctltlon of the vulgar, nor of the corrup tions of Christianity by tb learned among Its professor. It a Just view be taken of the moral principles Inculcated by the most esteemed of the sects of ancient philosophy, or of their individuals, particularly Tytha- goras. Socrates. Epicurus. Eplcttus. Sen- eca Antonlnut. iiii.osoriinn.s. "Their prectpta related chiefly to our selves, and the government of those paf wlons. which, unrestrained, would disturb our tranquillity of mind. In this branch of philosophy they are really great. "In developing our duties to others they were sh rt and defective. They embraced MONTICELLO. Indeed the circles of kindred and friends and inculclated patriotism, or the love of country in the aggregate, ai n. primary ob ligation, toward iur neighbors and country men. hcy taught Justice, but scarcely viewed them a4 within the circle of be nt volcnce. still lfss have they inculcated peace, charity and love to uur fellow-men. or embraced with benevolence the whle family of mankind.' tiii: Jiiws. "Their system was Ikjlpm. that is the be lief In one only God. but their IdeaR of him and cf his attributes er degrading and Injuriour. "Their Ethics were not only Imperfect, but often irreconcilable, with the sound dictates of reason nnd morality, as they respect Intercourse with those around us. and repulsive and anti-social as respecting other nations, they nfeded reformation therefore In an t melnent degree. JEM'S. "In this state of things among the Jews Jesus appeared. His parentage was ob scure: his conditlin poor; hlb education null; his natural endowments great; his life cotrect and innocent. He was meek, be tirvnlcnt. pntknt. firm, disinterested, and of the MihPmest eloquence. The disadvan tages urd'.r which his doctrines appear ar rtmarkable. "Like PoTates and Epictetus, he wrote nothing himself. "But ho had not. like them, a Xenophon or an Arrian to write for him. I name not I'lato. who only used the name of Socrates to cover the whimsies of his own brain. "Jesus corrected the Deism of the Jews, confirming them In their belief of one only God, and giving them Juster notions of his attributes and government. "His moral doctrines relating to kindred and friends were more pure and perfect than those of mest of the philosophers, and greatly more bo than those of the Jews, and they went far beyond both in Incul cating universal phllunthropy. not only to kindred and friends, to neighbors and coun trymen, but to all mankind, gathering all into one family, under the bonds of love, charity, peace, common wants and common aids. A development of this head will evince the peculiar superiority of the sys tem of Jesus over all others. "The precepts, of philosophy and of the Hebrew code, laid hold of action only. He pushed his scrutinies into the heart of man; erected hi-s tribunal In the region of his thoughts, and purified the waters at the fountain head. "He taught emphatically the doctrine of future state, which was either doubted or disbelieved by the Jews, and wielded it with cfflcacay, as an Important incentive, sup plementary to the other motives to moral conduct." Jeffcrsxin considered that this syllabus was his "creed on paper." and apparently was' willing that the world's Judgment ef his religious views should rest upon it. In a letter to his daughter, which was peen by Doctor Cave, the author of the syllabus says: T have thought It Just that my family by possessing this should be enabled to esti mate the libels published against me on this as on every other possible subject" In a letter to his friend, Mr. Charles Thompson, who had presented him with a "Harmony of the Four Gospels." he said: "I, too. have made a wee little book from the same materials, which I call the Philo sophy of Jesus. A more beautiful or prccUus morsel of ethics I have never seen. It Is a document of, proof that I am a real Christian: that is to say, a disciple of Jesus, very different from the Platonlsts. who call me Infidel and themselves Chris tian. If I had time. I would add to my little book i"he Greek, Latin and French lavii ti1e by side." Sometime after January. 1816. when the letter to Mr. Thompson was written, he did find time to revise and enlarge the orig inal collection and give the Greek. I.atln and French texts along with the English. This Is the volume for the publication of which the bill that has passed Congress provides. MTKE 17. 1 And It came to pass In thow days thst there went out a decree from CaMar Augustus, that all the world fhould be taxed. z (And thlL taxing i nrt mace when Cy renlus was covernor of Syria ) 3 And all went to be taxed, every on Into hla t And Jorerh alio went up from Galilee, out of the cltv of Nazreth. Into Juda. unto the city of David, which la cal'ed B-thlehem: (because he was of the hou-e and llnnge of David:) 5 To be taxed with Mary his erpouaed wife, be Ing rreat with child. 6 And :o it wa. that, while they were there, the days were aceomrlishcd that she should be delivered. .. 7 And she brought forth her firstborn son. and wrapped him in swaddllne clcthe-. and laid him In a mamrer: because there was n room for them in the Inn. LCKE 2140. zl And when elicht dars were aecompllhed for the drcumcifln" "' be child, his name waa called JESUS, which was ro named of the ansel bora be was conceived In the womb. ZS And when the daya of her purification accord, lng to the law of Moe were accompllFhed. they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord. -3 (A It !i written In the law of th Lord. ! Every male that opercth the womb shall be 1 called holy to tha Lord;) 24 And to oner a s-jennce accoramc 10 inai which la said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. z3 And. beheld, there was a man la Jerusalem, whose name waa Simeon: and the tame man was Just and devout, walt'ng for tha consolation of Israel: and the Holr Ghost waa upon aim. zt'And It was revealed unto blm by tha Holy Ghent, that, .ha should not sea death: be for h naa seen the Lora cnniu S7 And he came by the Spirit Into the temple: and when tha parents broutht In the child Jeeus, to do foi him after the custom or the law. ZS Then took h blm up In bis arms, and ttlejsed God. and said. z Lara, now Ittteat taou ur servant centre u ifk arfnrdlrip ta triv wnra: 1 1 19 5 mis eyes bar sten thy salTatlos, i 31 Which thou hsst prepared before the face of ail people: , 22 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. 33 And Joseph and ma motner Tr.arvn--u . thee things wh'ch wrre spiken of him. -I , w.A Ulnumi t.l.il them, fltlit Said Ulltl Mary his mother. Heboid. thl chill Is set for the fall and rising main o! many In Israel: ana lor a alltn which shall he spoken atnlrst: S3 (Yea. a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. ZS And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter er Phacuel. of the trl!-e of Aser: she was of a great age. and hid Ilv-'d with an bus- ttJUjtij, osn-ck f 4. ufo2.. 7 SoitpA y-tnoAy qeCsTidlvtuArtfji. iO. Al- A8.SI-S"Z.- & 1.'faiM- Ojt- Ai. AccrjY4snx4 hut fionrxTiXi'tS JtnruAtJvm dsrc&C fZunrji Tt 3 IX ""- u IrapltAtJ.. . 3.T.- cjtrZo.nan-i tJ ajjt. j.av ffi A- 1 fit.c) 72j?. ht-'&mfvnto 6xUJmtrl(ucjfi.jfiii,, 5j52Z5im. a. ax. U.tejLMts) vn -. Sijtlcuicjlm. L. P. ix 17- caJ.J)tuA cUiupftA. mi-n l 6ijkir.-i(, m.-iA7 6 sL.ie.-i&.m.i, , ),., , .t JL. 6.19 iftj 3-7o l.lrt.ly J. lan.f--5tjnvnMfU. . fn.Q..Ak .6 1. tn.tt te.iij.zo. eJh?t 6. ti. IS. 1 AU. 3. 5-3r. i. 12. typTCcpti i.H2.tS.-1 rnlU pHv.nXi -l3.i r tft-2l-r),Ai.A.io.iry.e-rt f,asmU$ibLSevxsv. . A.i-iA.L.y. sr-ii.Lf.ij--V).k.2.ir-i? p-ejru frt.Q. 3i&.0.7 t7i.0. S-.t.a.ie. 1 li-Of &.! mn..eW..H2-4rf '. 11 viri i V 2 .3f. J-p'.rl.y;AM.7-.5.71,3t i,ja. 3r'CiH n m. IB. a-. ir. nvrcJsU q U FACSIMILE OF band seven years from her virslnltyi 37 And she was a widow cf abut fourscort and four years, whicli departed not from the temple. but rcrved God nlth fast.cffs and prayers night and day. Z& And che coming In that Instant cave thanks like lit unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that locked for redemption Ic Jerusalem. 33 And when they had performed all things A-cordlr-K to the law of the Lord, they returned Into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. 40 And the child Krew, and waxed strong: In spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace cf God was upon him. LUKE 42 4S. v. 42 And when he was 'twelve years old, thy went up to Jerusalem after the custom t the feast. 43 And when the? had fulfilled tha days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind In Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 44 Hut they, supposing him to have been In the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him amonjc their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45 And when tby found him not, they turned back acnln to Jerusalem, seeking Mm. 44 And It came to pass, that after tUrea days Ihey found him In the temple, siting In the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them question. 47 And all that heard htm wra astonished at bis understanding and answers 48 And when they rair him, they wera amazd: and his mother wild unto hln. Son, why hast thou thus dalt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. Ll'KK SI, o2. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them; but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 62 And Jesus Increased in wisdom and stature, and In favor with God and man. Ll'KC III, 1, 2. 1 Now In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being Rmernor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and hit brother Philip tetrarch of Ituraea and of the region of Trachonltls, and Lysanlas tha tetrarch of Abilene. 2 Annas and Cataphas being the high priests. the "word cf God came unto John the son of Zacharlas In the wilderness. MARK 4. 4 John did baptize In the wilderness, and preach the baptism cf repentance for the remission of sins. 31ATTIIEW III. 4, f!f G. 4 And the same Jnhn had hl raiment of camera hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then went but to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea and all the rfflon round about Jordan. 6 And were baptized of him In Jordan, con fessing their sins. 3IATTHEW III, IX 13 Then cometh Jesui from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. LIKE III, S3. 23 And Jesus himself began ta be about thirty years of age. being (as waa supposed) the eon of Joseph, which was the son of Hell. JOIIX II, 1216. 12 After this fee went down to Capenraum. he. and his mother, and his brethren, and h's dlsct yles: and they continued there not many days. 11 .And the Jews' parsover waa at hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, 14 And found la the temple these that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: 15 And when he had trade a sconrge of small cords, be drove them all out of the temple, an J the sheep, and the ozen: and poured cat the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; 2 Ap4 said unto thm that sold doves, Taks JrtSi!lllS!5!R rH.ra:flk,T.i n ,jteiit2tt-ihiijm-Jf,t.Kfwuiin i Jr,ntrr'JFurwi LpR'-'.iuI.nar.rs.. -. "-rrjrali t z-z- z: m.n I'-H KTTttJ A, I ill na Il'i iTjiTfc m ifjmmsmvmm' - irM'ifi i 11 hi wiiwa Mrrwvl . I I 15 Hut when Jesui knew It. he withdrew hlm- tri. oL nJ THE SYNOPSIS. the!e thlnps hence; make not my Father's houso an Iioufc of merchandise. .lOllA Ul, 22. 22 After thes things came Jesua and his dlrcl ples Into the land of Judara; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. 3IATTIIKW IV, 12. K Now when Jesus had heard that John was cat Into prison, he deDarted Into Galilee; MAltK VI, 1728. 17 For Herod himself had sent forth ani laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herod fa rake, hla brother Philip's wife: for be bad married her. 18 For John had said unto Herod, It is not law ful for thee to have thy brother's wife. 19 Therefore Herodlas had a quarrel against him, and would hate killed him; but she could not; 20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he wai a Just man and an holy, and observed hln; and when he heard him, he did many thing-, and heard him gladly. 21 And when a convenient day was come, that Herod on his birthday made a supper to hla lords, high captains and chief estates of Galilee: 22 And when the daughter of the said Herodlas came in, and danced, and pleared Heicd and them that sat with him, the king tald unto tho damsel. Ask of me whatsoever thou wilt, nnd I will give It thee. 23 And he suare unto her, Vhatsoet-er thou ehalt ask of me. I will give it thee, unto the half of my kingdom. 24 And she ent forth, and said unto her moth er. What shall 1 ask? And she said. The head of John the Uaptlet. IS And ahe came In straightway with haste un to the king, and asked, saying. I will that thou give me by and by in a charger the head of John the Baptist 26 And the king was exceeding sorry; yet for bis oath's sake, and for their ?akes which uat with him. he would not reject her. 27 And immediately the king sent an execu tioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he uent and beheaded him In the prison. :S And brought his head In a charger and jrarA It to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother. 23 And they went Into Capernaum: and straight ftay en the sabbath day be entered Into the syna gogue, and taught. 3IAHK I, 2122. 22 And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. 3IATTHUW XII, 15- At that time Jesus went en the sabbath day through the com; and his disciples were an hun gered, and began to pluck the ears of corn, and to eat. ? Tint whn fhft PhnrlspM saw It. thev M unto him. Behold, thy disciples do that which Is J not lawful to do upon the sabbath day. ' Z But he said unto them. Have ye net rend ' what Daid did. when be was an hungered, and they that were with him: 4 How he entered Into the house of God and did eat the shewbread. which was not lawful for him j to eat. neither for them which were with blm. but only for the prists7 I f Or have ye not read In the law. how that on J tne sasoaui aays the pnesis in xne lerapio pru fan the sabbath, and are blamelessT MATTHEW XII. D 1" 0 And when he was departed thence, he went Into their synagcgie: 10 And. behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him. saylnjc. Is It lawful to heal on the sabbath day? that they might accuse him. 11 And be said unto them. What man shall there be among you. that shall have ona sheep. and If It fall Into a pit on the sabbath day, will be not lay hold on it, and lift It out? 12 How much then Is a man better than a sheep? Wherefore It Is lawful to do well oa the sabbath days. 21 AIUCII, 27. 27 And ho said mA tita. Th sabbath vu I ' THOMAS JEFFERSON. 1 mad" fop man. and not man for the sabbath: mad for man. and not man for the sabbath; MATTHEW XII, 14, in. 14 Then tte Pharisee went nut. and held a council against him. hew they might deitroy him- 15 Hut when Jesu knew It. he withdrew him self fn-m thenoe: anl jrreat multitudes followed him. and he healed them all. LL'KE VI, 1217. 12 And It came to pni In those davs. that h went out into a mountain to pray, and continued all nig'it In prayer to 0"d. 13 And when It wa day. he called unto Mm his dipclrlf- and of them h choe twelve, whom also he named apostles: 14 Simon, hom he also named Peter.) and Andrew his brother. James and John. Thlllp and Bartholomew. 13- Matthew and Thomas. James the son of AI phaeus. and Plmcn called 5lote. 15 And Judas the brother of James, and Judas Iscarlot. which also wan th traitor. 17 And he came down with them, and stood in the plain, and th company of his disciple, and a great multitude of people out of all Jiidea and Jerusalem, ar-i imm irr j-m tu4!i vi ttr .m-.. j MdMl. wnirn ram If near mm. tn iv un ii--ir. of their diseases. MATTHEW V. 112. 1 And ?cIinK the multitudes, be went up Into a mount -ill., and when he was set his disciples came unto him: 2 And he opened hla mouth, and taught them. saying, 2 Blessed are the poor In spirit: for thelr's Is the kingdom cf heien. 4 Blesed are they that mourn: for they shall b comforted. 5 Blessed are thfl meek: for they shall Inherit tb earth 6 Blessed are they which do huncer and thirst after rlahte.-uiea: for they shall be flilrd. 7 nicsjed are the merciful: for they shall obtaH mercy. 8 Blessed are the pure In hart: for they hall Fee God. 3 Bleed are the peacemakers: f-r thev shall be called the children of God. 15 Blessed are they which are persecuted for rlghtecurness' cake: for thelr's Is the kingdom of heaven. 11 Blessed are ye, when men shall revile von. nnd persecute you. and shall say all manner of j eiu against you taiieiy, ror my sane. 12 Be-Jolee. and be exceeding glad: for crent Is your reward In heaven: for so jperenitrd they the prophets which were before you. LUKE VI, 2120. 24 But woe unto you that are rich: for ye hare received your consolation. 25 Woe unto you that nre full: for y shall hunger. Woe unto jou thst lsugh now: for ye fhall mourn and weep. 25 Woe unto yo'J. when all men shall j-re.ik w.'ll of you: for so did their fathers to tho false nrorhets. aiATTiimv V, 13 7. 13 Ye ar lh- sj of 'he Mlih: hnt If the fait havo lost his sav-jur. wherewith riiall It be salt- . d? It Is thoncefnrth ort for nothing, bat to be j ca"' out and to b. treddfn under fout o' men. 1 Ye are the light of the world. A citjr that Is set en an hill cannot be hi I. IS Neither do men llRtH a candle, and put It , under a bushel, but on a candletlck: and It i giveth light unto all that are In the house. I 1 l.et your light so shine before men. that they mnv ree vour cood works, and glorify your i Father which Is In heaven. IT Think not that 1 am ccme to destroy the law. or the prophets: I am not come to destroy. but to fulfil. I , iv.- -.rllv I tar unto you. Tl'l Varen and earth pass, one iot or one tltt'e shall In no wise pa- from the law. till all be fulfilled. IS Who-oei er therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men to. he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven- tut whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great In the kingdom of heaven -0 For 1 cav unto yon. That enrept vour right eousness sh."-" exceed the righteousness, of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall In no case enter Into the kingdom of heaWn l Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time. Thw shalt not kill: and whosoever ahall kill shall be In danrer of th Julgment: Zl Rut I say unto you. That whoso?ver Is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger cf the judgment: and whoioeier shall ray to his brother. Raca. shil! be In danger of the council: but whooever shall ray. Th.iu fool, sball be in dir.ger of hell fire. 23 Therefore If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberett that thy brother hath ousbt against thee: J4 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way: first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. ZZ Agree with thtoe adversary quickly, whllei thou art In the way with him: lest at any time the adversary deliver thee .to the Judge, and the Judge deliver thee to tl.e officer, and thou be cast into pr!ton. r.5 Verllv I say unto thee. Thu shalt by no means come out thence, till thou bast paid the ... tr.rmr-.at fart hi THY. n T have heard that It wai said by them I of old time. Thou shalt not commit adultery: 13 But I say unto you. That ho'oeer looketh on a woman to luat after her hath committed adultery with her already In his heart. JJ And If thy right eye offend thee, pluck It out. and cast It from thee; for It Is profitable for thee that one of thy membi ra should perish, and not that thy whole body should be caat Inui hell. V) And If thy right hand offend thee, rut It oft. and cast it from thee: for it Is profitable f.sr thee that oca of thy member-) should perish. nd not that thy whola body should be cast Into I hell. 11 It hath been laid. TVhosoever shall put away bis wife, let nlra give her a. writing or divorce ment: ,. SI But I say unto you. That whosoever ehall put away his wife, aavlng for the cause of fornica tion causeth her to commit adultery: and whoao eer shall marry her that la divorced com mitteth adultery. 33 Again, je have heard that It hath been aald by them cf old time. Thou shalt not forswear, but shalt perform -unto the Lotd thlce oaths: 34 But 1 say unto you. 8wear not at all; neither by heen: for It is Ood'a throne: 33 Nor by the earth': for It la his footstool; neither by Jerusalem: for It is the city of the great King. 35 Neither shalt thou swear by thy bead, be cause thou canst not make one hair white or black. XI But let your communication be, ica, yea; Nay, nay; for whatsoever Is more than these cometh of evil. 38 Ye bare heard that It hath been said. An eye for an eye, and ft tooth for a. toolh. 33 But I say unto you. That ye reit not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy light check, turn to him the other also. 40 And if any man will suo thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloke also. 41 And whosoevtr shall compel theo to go a, jnlle. go with him twain. 42 Give to bjxn that asketn thee, and from blza thit would sorrow of tbta turn not tioa away. Ye have heard that It hath been said. Thau shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you. Love your enemies, bless them that curse ycu. do good to them that hate you. and pray for them which despltefully use you. and persecute you. 45 That ye may be the children of your Father which ih In heaven; for he maketh his sun to r!ee on the evtl and on the good, and sendsth rain on the Jist and on the unjuit. 41 For If ye love them which love you. what reward have ve? do not even the publicans the same? 47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do je more than others? do not even the pub Ileans so? urn: vi. :m, :t., so. l And if e lend to them cf whom ye h"pe to re.-elve. what thank hae e? for sinners a'so lend r. sinners, to receive as much again. Hut love e jour enemies, and do good, and leno hoping for nothing again; and your reward slia b great, and ye shall be the children of the H'ghedt- for he Is kind unto the unthankful an'l t the evil. 35 r ye therefore merciful, as cur Father al so is merrifur. MATTHEW VI, 134. 1 Tjke heed that ye do not your aim beforo men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of v..ur Father which Is in heaven. 2 Therefore when thou doest thine aim, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypccrltes d In the "vnagnguei and In the street, that they may ha gl..rv ,f men. Verily I say ur.to jou, Thev have !hlr reward. 3 But wnen thou doest alms, let rot thv left hand know what thy right hand doeth: 4 That thine aim may be In secret: and ihv Father wbieh feeth In secret himself shall reward thee open' . 5 And wnen th'.u prayest. thou shalt not be as the hypocrites a-e; for they love to pray atan-I-Ir.c o the svnagoKues and in the corners cf the rtreets. thit thev may be wen of men. Verily I cav unto y u. Thev have their rewnid. C But th u. when thou praet. enter into thv closet, and when thou hat shut thy door, i-ray to thy Father which is In secret: and thy Father whli'h seeth If secret shall reward thee oienlv. 7 But when ye pray, use not vain repetition, as the heathen do: for they think that tbev shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not jet therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things je have need of. be fore ye ask him. 9 After this mann?r therefore pray ve: Our Father which art in heaven. Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done In earth. a It Is In heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. 13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine Is the kingdom, and tre I-ower. and the glory, for ever. Amn. II Tor if ye forgive men their trespass, vour heavenly Father will also forgive you: 13 But If ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither wiM vour Father forgive your trespasses. 15 Moreover when ve fas:, be not. as the hypo crites, of a sad i-ountenance: for they dislgure their faces, that they may arnear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you. Ttiey have their re ward. 1" But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wah thy face: 1R That thou arnear not unto men to fa', but nn;o thy Father which is In secret: and thy Fa ther, which seeth In secret, shall reward the cpnly 13 Iay not up for join-selves- treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: 20 But lay up for yourselves treasures In heaven, where neither moth ror rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do net break through nor steal: 21 For where your treasure Is. there will your heart be also. 22 The light of th body is the eve: If theref"r thine eye t single, thy whole body shall be full of light. . , 23 But if thine )' V evil, thy whole bodr shall be full of darkres. If therefore the llitht that Is In thee be darkness, how great is that darkness! 21 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one. and love the other: or els. he will hold to the one. and despise the otner. Te car.not serve Gcd and mammon. S Therefor. I say unto you. Take no thought for jour life, what ve fhall eat. or what ye shrll drink: nor yet for your body, what ye shall put ,-n. Is not th- life more than meat, and the body than raiment? S Behold the fowls of the air; for they sow not. neither do they reap, nor gather Into barns; vt your heavenly Father feedeth th-m. Are ve n3t much better than they? 27 U'ht.-h of j-ou by taking thought ean add rne cubit unti his stature? 2S And whv tnke he thought for ratmentt Con sider the nil", of the field, how they grow; they toll not. neither do tney spin. 25 And jet I "say unto you. That even Solomon in all bt glory was not arrayed like one of the!-. .10 "Wherefore, ir t.oc so cioine me - .... field which to day Is. and to morrow Is cast Into the oven, shall he not much more clothe yoj. O ve of little faith? 21 Therefore take no thought, ssylng. What shall we eat? or. What shall we drink? or. Where withal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all tlusc things do the Gentile seek: for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need. of all these things. 33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God. and his rtghteousnes: and all these things shall be added unto jou. 34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for tho morrow shall take thought for the things of Itself. Sufficient unto the Is the evil thereof. MATTHEW VII, t. 2. Judge r.ot. that ve I not Judged. 2 For with what Julgment ye Judge, ye shall be Judged: and with what measure ye mete. It shall bo measured to j-ou again. i.CKn vi, no. 30 Give to every man that aketh of thee; and of Mm that taketh away thj goods ask them not ngain. MATTHEW VII. ft 3d 1 And whv beholdest thou the mote that Is in thy brother's eye. but conslderest not the beam that Is In thine own eve? 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother. Let me cull out the mote out of Uilne eye; and. behold, a beam Is in thine own eye? 5 Thou hypocrite, first cist out the beam out of thine own ej'e: and then shalt thou see clearlv to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye. C Give not that which Is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest thev trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you. 7 Ask. and It shall be given you: seek, and yo shall find: knock, and It shall be opened unto j-ou: 8 For even- one that asketh recelveth: and he that seeketh flndeth: and to him that knocketh It shall be opened. 5 Or what man Is there of you. whom If hi son ask bread, wilt he give him a stone? 10 Or If he ask a fish, will he give him a ser pent? 11 If j-e then, being evil, know how to give goed gifts unto your children, how much more shall j-our Father which Is In heaven give good things to them that ask him? 12 Therefore all thing, whatsoever ye would that men should do to ycu. do ye even so to them: for this Is the law and the prophets. 13 Enter ye In at the strait gate: for wide Is the gate, and broad Is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: 14 Because strait Is the gate, and narrow Is the wa which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find IL 15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but Inwardly they are raven. Ing wolves. 1 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes ef thorn, or figs of thistles? 17 Even so every good tree brinxeth forth good fruit: but a corrupt tree brlr.geth forth evil fruit. 13 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. 13 Every tree that bringeth not forth god fruit Is hewn down and cast Into the fire. 20 Wherefore by their fruit. y shall know them. MATTHEW XII, 33, 30, 37. w A good man out of the good treasure or the heart bringeth forth good things; and an evil man out of the evil treasure bringeth forth evil things. ZS Bpt I say unto you. That every Idle word that men shell speak, they shall give account thereof In th. day of Judgment. 27 For by thl- words thou shalt be Justified, and bv thy words thon shalt be condemned MATTHEW VII, 24 SD. 24 Therefore whosoever heareth the sayings of mine, and doeth them. I will liken him unto a wire man. which blult his house upon a rock: 23 And the rain defended, and the floods car e ond the winds blew, and beat upon that hous-; and it fell not: for It was founded upon a rock. 25 And everv one that heareth these sayings cf mine, and doeth them not, shall be likeced onto a foolish man. which built his house upon th. sand. 27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and It fell: and great was the fall of It. 2S And it came to pass, when Jesus had endel these sayings, the people were astonished at hU doctrine: 2) For he taught them as ene having sutbortty, and not as the scribes. MATTHEW VIII, 1, 2. 1 When be was come down from tnt mountain, great multitudes followed him. 2 And behold, there cam. a leper and .wor shiped Mm. saying. Lord. If thou wilt- thon canst make me clean. MARK VI, O. t And be marveled bersrta. et tstir rabeUtf. And he went round about the villages, teaehlnr. MATTHEW XI. 28. 20. 30. 2S Come unto me. all ve that labor and ar. heavy laden, and I will give you resL. 25 Take my yoke upon jou. and learn of me: for I am meek and lowly In heart: and ye shall find rest unto jour souls. 30 For mv voice f& nv and mv burden is light. LUKE vu, :kj i;. 85 And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into tn Pharisee's house, and sat dawn to meat. 37 And. behold, a woman In the city, which was a sinner, when the knew that Jesus sat at meat In the Pharisee's house, brought an ala baster box of ointmeat 28 And stood at his feet behind him weeplnr. ond began to wash his feet wi'h tears, and did wipe them with the hairs cf her head, and kissed his feet, and anointed them with he ointment. 33 Now when the lharlt-e which had bidden him saw it. he spake within himself, saj-ing. This man. If he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of w. man this is that toucheth him: for she Is a s'nner 40 And Jesus answering said unto htm. Plmon. I have somewhat to say unto thtc. And be I salth. Master, say on. 41 There was a certain creditor wnicn nac ivo debtors: the one owed five hundred pence, and the other fifty. 42 And when they had nothing to pay. he frankly forgave them both. Tell me therefore, which of them will love him most? 43 S.mon answered and said. I suppose that h. to whom he forgave mot. And he said unto him. Thou hast rightly Judged. 44 And he turned to the woman, and said unto Simon. Seest thou th's woman? I entered Irro thine house, thou gavest me no water tr my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs cf her head. 4 Thou gavest me no kiss; but this woman since the time I came In hath not ceased to kiss J my feet. V. My head with oil thou dldrt net anoint: but thl women hath anointed my ftel with ointment. mark. in. ::i :!.-.. 31 There ramo then his brethren and his mother, and, etandlng without, -sent unto him, calling him. 22 And the multitude sat about him. and thy said unto him. Behold thv mother and thy breth ren w (hout seek for thee. 33 And he answered them, saving. Who Is my mother, or ray brethren? 34 And he looked round about on them which sat about him. and said. Behold my mother ant my brethren! 35 Frr whosoever shall do the will of God. the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother. LUKE .II, 1 T. 1 In the mean timr. when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people. Insomuch that they trod one upon another, he be gan to say unto his disciples first of all. Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which Is hypocrisy. 2 For there Is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed: neither hid. that shall net le knuwn. 3 Therefore whatsoever ye have spoken In darkness ahall te beard In the light: and that which j-e have spoken In the ear in closets shall be proclaimed upon the housetop. 4 And I say unto you my friends. Be net afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Ftar hirn. which after he bath killed hath power to cast into hell; jea. I pay unto you. Fear him. j Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings. niiu uui uur vt tunii .a lUiK'iurii ueiure utni 7 But even the very hairs of your head ar. all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows. l.LKK All, 13 15. 13 And one of the company said unto him. Master, speak to my brother, that he divide th. Inheritance with me. 14 And he said unto him. Man. who mad. me a Judge or a divider over you? 15 And h. said unto them. Take beed, and beware of covetounness. for a man's life eon sisteth not In the abundance of th. things which be possessetb. LUKE XII, 10 SI. 11 And be spak. a narabU unto them, aaytsg. The ground of a certain rloh man brought forth plentifully. 17 And ha thought within himself, saying. What shall I do. becaus. I have no room. wber. to bestow roj- fruits? IS And he said. This will I do: I will pull down mr barns, and build greater; and tber. will I bestow all my fruits and my good. 19 And I will say to my soul. Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thin. ease, eat. drink, and be merry. 20 But God said unto him. Thou fooL tola night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? 21 So Is he that laveth up treasure for bio self, and Is not rich toward God. LUKE XII, SS 4S. 22 And lie said unto his disciples. Therefor. I say unto you. Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat. neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life Is more than meat- and the body la more than raiment. 14 Consider the ravens; for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them; how much more are ye better than the fowls? 25 And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit? 25 If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least- why take ye thought for the rest? 27 Consider the lilies bow tiey grow; they toll not, they spin not; and yet I say unto you. that Solomon la all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 23 If then God so clothe the grass, which U to day in the field, and to morrow is cast Into the oven: how much more will he clothe you O y of little faith? ' 23 And seek not ye what ye shall eat. or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind 30 For all these things do the nations of the world seek after; and jour Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. 31 But rather seek je the kingdom cf God; and all these things shall be added unto you. 32 Fear not, little flock; for It Is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom. 23 Sell that ye have, and give alms; provide yourselves bags which wax not old. where no thief approacheth. neither moth corrupteth. 34 For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. 35 Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; 3S And ye j-ourselves like unto men that wait for their lord, when he will return from the wedding; that when he cometh and knocketh. they may open unto him immediately. 37 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching; verily I say unto you. that he shall gird himself, anl make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. 3S And if he shall come In the second watch, or come In" the third watch, and find them so, bleated are those servants. 33 And this know, that if the coodman cf the house had known what hour the thief would come. he would have watched, and not have sufferttj his house to be broken through. 40 Be ye therefore ready also; for the Son of man cometh at an hour when ye think not 41 Then Teter said unto him. Lord, apeakest thou this parable unto us. or even to all? 43 And the Lord said. Who tHen Is that faith ful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their por tion of meat in due season? 43 Blessed Is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh ehall find so doing. 44 Of a truth I say unto you. that he will make him ruler over all that he hath. 45 But and if that servant say In his heart. My lord delayeth hla coming; and shall begin ti beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken; V. The lord of that servant will come In a day when he looketh not for him. and at an hour when he Is not aware, and will cut him In sun der, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers. 47 And that servant, which knew his lord's will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes. 48 But he that knew not. and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much Is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. LUKE XII, 5430. 4 And he said also to the people. When ye see a cloud rise out of the west, straightway ye say. There cometh a shower; and so It Is. 5 And when ye see the south wind blow, ye say. There will be heat: and It cometh to pass. 15 Ye hypocrites, ye can discern tha face of the sky and of the earth: but how Is it that e do not discern this time? 57 Yea. and why even cf yourselves Judge ve not what Is tight? B " H When tbou goest with thine adversary to th. magistrate, as thou art In tte way. give diilgan that thou mayet be delivered trcm him; lest he hale thee to the Judge, and the Judge deliver thee to the officer, and the officer cast tbee Into prison. 53 I tell thee, thou shalt not depart thnce till ' thou hast paid the very last mite. LUKE XIII, 1-0. Thore were present at that season some that told him of the Galileans, whose blood Pilate bad mingled with their sacriflces- 2 And Jesus antwtrlng said unto them. Sup pose Je that these Galilaeaas. were sinners above all the Galllaeans, because they suffered such, things? Ilttll you, Kay;, but, except ys repent, ye hall all llkewls. pertji. y W I i ft i 'j?Jiiffbii-uJt -!;!,S4tfeS!fe.-5-5; -at-s2iji'.,f1Jr:v. W3-8v4."t-Ksa:' -: ifo?flTsTTg.