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19 After his mother Mary had
been betrothed to Joseph, and
before they came together, she AND after Jesus had been
was found to be with child (of 1 born in Bethlehem of
the Holy Spirit):
Judea, in the days of Herod,
20 and Joseph her husband, the king, behold, wise men of
being a good man, and not the east came to Jerusalem,
willing to expose her, was 2 saying, Where is he who
minded to put her away pri- hath been born King of the
Jews ? for we saw his star in Num. xxiv.
21 But, while he was think- the east, and are come to wor-
ing on these things, behold an ship him.
angel of the Lord appeared to 3 But when King Herod
him in a dream, saying, Joseph, heard these words, he was
thou son of David, fear not to troubled, and all Jerusalem
take to thee Mary for thy with him;
wife ; for, that which is in her, 4 and gathering together all
is begotten of the Holy Spirit : the chief priests, and scribes of
22 and she will bring forth the people, he inquired of them,
a son, and thou shalt call his Where the Christ was to be
name JESUS (that is, Saviour); born?
for he will save his people from 5 And they said to him, In
Bethlehem of Judea; for it is
23 Now all this was done, thus written by the prophet,
that the word might be fulfilled 6 " And thou Bethlehem, in Mich. v. 2.
which was spoken by the Lord “ the land of Judah, art not
through the prophet, saying, “ the least among the princes Isaiah, vii. 14. 24 " Behold, a virgin shall « of Judah: for out of thee
“ be with child, and shall bring 6 shall come a Governor, who
“ forth a son, and they shall « shall rule my people Israel.”
“ call his name Emma-nu-el; 7 Then Herod, privately call-
“ which being interpreted is, ing the wise men, learned from
“ God with us.”
them the exact time when the
25 Then Joseph, awaking star had appeared :
from sleep, did as the angel 8 and sending them to Beth-
of the Lord had commanded lehem, he said, Go, and search
him, and he took her to him diligently for the child ; and
for his wife;
when ye have found him, bring
26 but knew her not, till she me word, that I also may go
had brought forth her son: and and worship him.
he called his name JESUS. 9 And when they had heard
the king, they departed; and, 16 Then Herod, when he saw
lo, the star, which they had that he had been mocked by
seen in the east, went before the wise men, was exceeding
them, until it came and stood wroth ; and sent forth, and
over the place where the child slew all the children that were
in Bethlehem, and in all its
10 and when they saw the borders, of two years old and
star, they rejoiced with ex- somewhat under, according to
ceeding great joy :
the time which he had ascer-
11 and entering into the tained from the wise men.
house, they saw the child with 17 Then was fulfilled the
Mary his mother, and they word spoken by Jeremiah the
fell down, and worshipped prophet, saying,
him : and when they had 18“ A voice was heard in Jer. xxxi. 15.
opened their treasures, they “ Rama, lamentation, and
presented to him gifts; gold, “ weeping, and great mourn-
and frankincense, and myrrh: “ing ; Rachel weeping for
12 but, being warned in a “her children, and would not
dream not to go back to “ be comforted, because they
Herod, they departed to their “ are not."
own country by another way. 19 But when Herod was dead,
13 And when they had de- behold, an angel of the Lord
parted to their own country, appeared in a dream to Joseph
behold, an angel of the Lord in Egypt,
appeared to Joseph in a dream, 20 saying, Arise, and take the
saying, Arise, and take the child and his mother, and go
child and his mother, and flee into the land of Israel: for
into Egypt, and be thou there they who sought the child's
until I bring thee word : for, life, are dead.
Herod is about to seek the 21 And he arose, and took the
child, to destroy him. child and his mother, and en-
14 And he arose, and took tered into the land of Israel ;
the child and his mother by 22 but, hearing that Arche-
night, and departed into laus reigned in Judea in the
place of his father Herod, he 15 and was there until the feared to go thither: death of Herod : that the word 23 nevertheless, being warn- Luke, ii. 4,39. might be fulfilled which was ed in a dream, he returned in
spoken by the Lord through to the country of Galilee; and Hos. xi. 1. the prophet, saying, “ Out of came and dwelt in the city Ib.
“ Egypt have I called my son.” called Nazareth.
24 So that the word spoken 9 and think not to say within through the prophets was ful- yourselves, We have Abraham filled, “ He shall be called a for our father: for I tell you, “ Nazarite."
that God is able from these
stones to raise up children to CHAPTER III.
10 and already the axe is, laid AND in those days came at the root of the trees; every
John the Baptist, preach- tree, therefore, that bringeth ing in the wilderness of Judea, not forth good fruit, is cut
2 and saying; “ Repent ye: down, and cast into the fire. c. iv. 17. “ for the kingdom of heaven 11 I indeed baptize you with " is at hand.”
water, to repentance; but he
3 For, this is he who was who cometh after me is
spoken of through the prophet mightier than I, whose shoes
Isaiah, saying, “ The voice of I am not worthy to carry; he
“ him who crieth in the wil- will baptize you with the Holy
“ derness, Prepare ye the way Spirit, and with fire:
“ of the Lord, make his paths 12 whose fan is in his hand;
and he will thoroughly purge 2 Kings, i. 8. 4 And the same, John, had his threshing-floor, and will Nal. iv.5. his raiment of camel's hair, gather his corn into his barn;
and a leathern girdle round but, the chaff he will burn c. xiii. 30.
his loins ; and his food was with unquenchable fire.
locusts and wild honey. 13 Then cometh Jesus from
5 Then Jerusalem and all Galilee to the Jordan, to John,
Judea, and all the region on to be baptized by him :
both sides of the Jordan, went 14 and John forbad him, say-
out to him;
ing, I have need to be baptized
6 and were baptized by him by thee, and comest thou to
in the river Jordan, confessing me?
15 but Jesus answering said
7 But, when he saw many of to him, Suffer it now: for so
the Pharisees and Sadducees it becometh us to accomplish Rom. iii. 25,
come to his baptism, he said the whole of justification. Then
to them, O offspring of vipers, he suffered him.
who hath warned you to flee 16 And when Jesus had been
from the wrath which is about baptized, he went up straight-
way out of the water : and, 8 Bring forth therefore fruit lo, the heavens were opened suited to repentance:
to him, and John saw the John, i. 32,33.
Spirit of God descend like a “not tempt the Lord thy
dove, and come upon him: “ God.”
17 and lo, a voice came from 8 Again, the devil taketh
heaven, saying, “ This is my him up to an exceeding high
“ beloved Son, in whom I am mountain, and pointeth out to
“ well pleased."
him all the kingdoms of the
world, and the glory of them;
9 and saith to him, All these
things I will give thee, if thou
THEN Jesus was led up by wilt fall down and worship
the spirit into the wil. me.
derness, to be tried by the 10 Then saith Jesus to him,
Get thee hence, Satan : for it
2 And when he had fasted is written, “ Thou shalt wor- Deut. vi. 13.
forty days and forty nights, he “ ship the Lord thy God, and
afterwards hungered: “him only thou shalt serve.”
3 and the tempter came to 11 Then the devil leaveth
him, and said, If thou art the him, and, behold, angels came
Son of God, command that and ministered to him.
these stones become bread : 12 But having heard that
4 but he answered and said, John was cast into prison, he
Deut. viii. 3. It is written, “ Man shall not returned to Galilee;
“ live by bread alone, but by 13 and leaving Nazareth, he
“ every word that proceed- went and dwelt in Capernaum,
" eth out of the mouth of which is on the sea coast, in
the borders of Zabulon and
5 Then the devil taketh him Nephthalim :
up into the holy city, and set- 14 that the word might be
teth him on the pinnacle of fulfilled which was spoken
through Isaiah the prophet,
6 and saith to him, If thou saying,
art the Son of God, cast thy- 15 • The land of Zabulon 1s. ix. 1.
self down : for it is written, “and the land of Nephthalim,
Ps. xci. 11,12. “ He will give his angels “ by the way of the sea, be-
“ charge concerning thee: and “ yond Jordan, in Galilee of
-“ in their hands they shall “the Gentiles;
“ bear thee up, lest thou 16 “ the people which sat in
“ bruise thy foot against a “ darkness have seen great
“ light; and on them that sat
7 Jesus said to him, It is “ in the region and shadow of
Deut. vi. 16. written again, “ Thou shalt “ death, light hath arisen.”
17 From that time Jesus also were lunatic, and those that
began to preach, and to say; had the palsy; and he healed
“ Repent ye, for the kingdom them.
" of heaven is at hand.
3 And great multitudes fol18 And as he walked by the lowed him from Galilee, and Mark, i. 16. sea of Galilee, he saw two Decapolis, and Jerusalem, Luke, vi. 17.
brothers, Simon called Peter, and Judea, and from beyond
and Andrew his brother, cast- Jordan.
ing a net into the sea, for they 4 And seeing the multitudes,
he went up to a mountain :
19 and he saith to them, and when he had sat down,
Follow me, and I will make his disciples came to him;
you fishers of men :
5 and he opened his mouth,
20 and they straightway left and taught them, saying:
their nets, and followed him. 6 Blessed are the beggars in c. vii. 7, 8, 11.
21 And going on from thence, spirit; for their's is the king-
he saw two other brothers, dom of heaven.
James the son of Zebedee, and 7 Blessed are they that
John his brother, in a ship mourn ; for they shall be com-
with their father Zebedee, forted.
mending their nets :
8 Blessed are the meek; for
22 and he called them; and they shall inherit the earth.
they immediately left the ship, 9 Blessed are they who hunger
and their father, and followed and thirst for justification; for
they shall be filled.
10 Blessed are the merciful; CHAPTER V.
for they shall obtain mercy.
11 Blessed are the pure in AND Jesus went about all heart; for they shall see God.
Galilee, teaching in their 12 Blessed are the peace-
synagogues, and preaching the makers; for they shall be
gospel of the kingdom ; and called the children of God.
healing every disease, and 13 Blessed are they who are
every infirmity, among the persecuted for the sake of
justification ; for their's is the
2 And his fame went through- kingdom of heaven.
out all Syria : and they brought 14 Blessed are ye, when men
to him all sick persons, affect- shall revile you, and persecute
ed with divers diseases and you, and say every thing evil
sufferings; and those possess- against you, falsely, for my
ed with devils, and those that sake :