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Section IX.

[1] 686686    Matt. v. 33.Ye have heard also that it was said unto the ancients, Lie not, but perform unto [2] God in thy oaths:  687687    Matt. v. 34.but I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven, for it [3] is God’s throne; 688688    Matt. v. 35.nor by the earth, for it is a footstool under his feet; nor yet by [4] Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great689689    The adj. is in the superlative. King.  690690    Matt. v. 36.Neither shalt thou swear by thy [5] head, for thou canst not make in it one lock of hair black or white.  691691    Matt. v. 37.But your word shall be either Yea or Nay, and what is in excess of this is of the evil one.

[6, 7] 692692    Matt. v. 38.Ye have heard that it was said, Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth:  693693    Matt. v. 39.but I say unto you, Stand not in opposition to the evil;694694    A literal reproduction of the Greek, like that in Syr. versions. but whosoever smiteth thee on thy right [8] cheek,695695    Lit. jaw. turn to him also the other.  696696    Matt. v. 40.And he that would sue thee, and take thy tunic, [9] leave to him also thy wrapper.  697697    Matt. v. 41.And whosoever compelleth thee one mile, go with [10] [Arabic, p. 35] him twain.  698698    Matt. v. 42.And he that asketh thee, give unto him:  699699    Luke vi. 30b.and he that would borrow of thee, prevent him not.  And prosecute700700    Or, punish. not him that taketh thy [11] substance.  701701    Luke vi. 31.And as ye desire that men should do to you, so do ye also to them.

[12, 13] 702702    Matt. v. 43.Ye have heard that it was said, Love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy:  703703    Matt. v. 44.but I say unto you, Love your enemies, and pray for those that curse you, and deal well 58with those that hate you, and pray for those who take you with violence and persecute you; [14] 704704    Matt. v. 45.that ye may be sons of your heavenly Father, who maketh his sun to rise on the good and the evil, and sendeth down his rain on the righteous and the [15] unrighteous.  705705    Matt. v. 46.If ye love them that love you, what reward shall ye have? 706706    Luke vi. 32b.for the publicans [16] and sinners also love those that love them.  707707    Luke vi. 33.And if ye do a kindness to those [17] who treat you well, where is your superiority? for sinners also do likewise.  708708    Luke vi. 34.And if ye lend to him of whom ye hope for a reward,709709    Or, return. where is your superiority? for the [18] sinners also lend to sinners, seeking recompense from710710    Or, to be given back as much by. them.  711711    Luke vi. 35.But love your enemies, and do good to them, and lend, and cut not off the hope of any man; that your reward may be great, and ye may be the children of the Highest:  for he is lenient [19] towards the wicked and the ungrateful.  712712    Luke vi. 36.Be ye merciful, even as your Father also is [20] merciful.  713713    Matt. v. 47.And if ye inquire for the good of your brethren only, what more have [21] ye done than others? is not this the conduct of the publicans also?  714714    Matt. v. 48.Be ye now715715    Our translator is continually using this word (cf. § 9, 23) where the context and the originals require then or therefore.  We shall only occasionally reproduce the peculiarity. perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.

[22] 716716    Matt. vi. 1.Consider your alms; do them not before men to let them see you:  and if it be not [23] so,717717    A clumsy phrase. ye have no reward before your Father which is in the heavens.  718718    Matt. vi. 2.When then thou givest an alms now, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as do the people of hypocrisy, [Arabic, p. 36] in the synagogues and the marketplaces, that men may praise them.  And [24] verily say I unto you, They have received their reward.  719719    Matt. vi. 3.But thou, when [25] thou doest alms, let thy left hand not know what thy right hand doeth; 720720    Matt. vi. 4.that thine alms may be concealed:  and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.

[26] 721721    Matt. vi. 5.And whenever thou prayest, be not as the hypocrites, who love to stand in the synagogues and in the corners of the marketplaces for prayers, that men may behold [27] them.  722722    Matt. vi. 6.And verily say I unto you, They have received their reward.  But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and fasten thy door, and pray to thy Father in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.  [28] 723723    Matt. vi. 7.And whenever ye pray, be not babblers, as the heathen; for they think that by the [29] abundance of their words they shall be heard.  724724    Matt. vi. 8.Then be not ye now like unto them:  [30] for your Father knoweth your request before ye ask him.  725725    Luke xi. 1b.One of his disciples said [31] unto him, Our Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.  726726    Luke xi. 2a.Jesus said unto [32] them, Thus now pray ye now:727727    The Arabic text makes Matthew begin here.  728728    Matt. vi. 9.Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy [33, 34] name.  729729    Matt. vi. 10.Thy kingdom come.  Thy will be done,730730    The text as printed reads, That thy will may be (done); but it is to be explained as a (very common grammatical) transcriptional error.  The Cur., however, has and. as in heaven, so on earth. 731731    Matt. vi. 11.Give us the [35] food of to-day.  732732    Matt. vi. 12.And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgave those that trespassed [36] against us.  733733    Matt. vi. 13.And bring us not into temptations, but deliver us from the evil one. For [37] thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.734734    Lit. unto the age of the ages.  735735    Matt. vi. 14.If ye forgive [Arabic, p. 37] men their wrong-doing,736736    Or, folly; and so in following verse. your Father which is in heaven will forgive you.  [38] 737737    Matt. vi. 15.But if ye forgive not men, neither will your Father pardon your wrong-doing.

[39] 738738    Matt. vi. 16.When ye fast, do not frown, as the hypocrites; for they make their faces austere, that they may be seen of739739    Or, shew to. men that they are fasting.  Verily I say unto you, They [40] have received their reward.  740740    Matt. vi. 17.But when thou fastest, wash thy face and anoint thy [41] head; 741741    Matt. vi. 18.that thou make not an appearance to men of fasting, but to thy Father which is in secret:  and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee.

[42] 742742    Luke xii. 32.Be not agitated, little flock; for your Father hath delighted to give you the kingdom.  [43] 743743    Luke xii. 33a.Sell your possessions, and give in alms; take to yourselves purses that wax [44] not old.  744744    Matt. vi. 19.Lay not up treasure on earth, where moth and worm corrupt, and where [45] thieves break through and steal:  745745    Matt. vi. 20.but lay up for yourselves treasure in heaven, where [46] moth and worm do not corrupt, nor thieves break through nor steal:  746746    Matt. vi. 21.for where your [47] treasure is, there also will your heart be.  747747    Matt. vi. 22.The lamp of the body is the eye:  if then748748    Or, for if. [48] thine eye now be sound, thy whole body also shall be light.  749749    Matt. vi. 23.But if thine eye be evil, all thy body shall be dark.  And if the light which is in thee is darkness, how [49] great is750750    Or, will be. thy darkness!  751751    Luke xi. 35.Be watchful that the light which is in thee be not darkness.  [50] 752752    Luke xi. 36.Because that, if thy whole body is light, and have no part dark, it shall all be light, as the lamp giveth light to thee with its flame.

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