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on all who dwelt round about death, to guide our feet in the Chem: and all these things were | way of peace.” reported throughout all the moun- 80 And the child grew, and tainous country of Judea. 66 war strengthened in spirit, and And all those that heard them, was in the deserts till the day of laid them up in their hearts, say- his public appearance to Israel. ing, “ What kind of child will this CH. II. 1 NOW it came to be?” And the hand of the Lord pass in those days, that there went was with him.
out a decree from Cesar Augus67 And his father Zachariah tus, that all the earth* should be was filled with a holy spirit, and enrolled. 2 (This was the first enprophesied ; saying, 68 « Blessed rolment of Cyrenius, afterward he the Lord, the God of Israel; governor of Syria.) 3 And all For he hath regarded and wrought went to be enrolled, every one to redemption for his people ; 69 his own city. 4 And Joseph also and hath raised up a horn of sal- went up from Galilee, out of the vation for us, in the house of his city of Nazareth, into Judea, to servant David; 70 (as he spake the city of David, which is called by the mouth of his holy prophets, Bethlehem, (because he was of from the commencement of the the house and family of David,) ige:) 71 even salvation from our 5 to be enrolled with Mary, his nemies, and from the hand of all espoused wife, then great with hat hate us ; 72 to perform the child. work of mercy promised to our 6 And it came to pass, while fathers, and to remember his holy | they were there, the days were Covenant ; 73 according to the accomplished that she should be ath which he sware to our father delivered. 7 And she brought Abraham, that he would grant un-forth her first-born son, and o U8, 74 that we, being delivered swathed him, and laid him in a Yut of the hands of our enemies, manger; because there was no hould serve him without fear, room for them in the inn. 5 by holiness and righteousness 8 Now there were in the same 1 his eight, all our days. | country shepherds abiding in the
76 « And thou, child, shalt be field, and keeping night watches talled a prophet of the Most High: over their flock. 9 And behold, an for thou shalt go before the face angel of the Lord came uponof the Lord, to prepare hie-ways; them, and the glory [of the Lord] 77 to give knowledge of salvation shone round about them; and 10 his people, by remission of their they were greatly terrified. 10 sins, 78 through the tender mercy And the angel said to them, "Fear of our God, 79 by which the day- not : for, behold, I bring you good spring hath visited us, to shine tidings of great joy, which shall from on high, upon those who sit be to all people : 11 for unto you in darkness and in the shadow of is born this day, in the city of
Thv osxoumevny" the inhabited earth ; i. e. the Roman empire.
David, a saviour, who is Christ law of the Lord : « Every male, the Lord. 12 And this shall be who first openeth the womb, shall to you a sign ; ye will find a babe be called holy to the Lord ;"') 24 swathed, and laid in a manger." and to offer a sacrifice, according 13 And suddenly there was with to that which is said in the law of the angel a multitude of the hea- the Lord; “A pair of turtle-doves. venly host, praising God, and say. I or two young pigeons." ing, 14“ Glory to God in the high- 25 And, behold, there was e est, and on earth peace, good will man in Jerusalem, whose name towards men.”
was Simeon ; and this man was 15 And it came to pass, when righteous and religious, looking the angels were gone away from for the consolation of Israel: and them, into heaven, that the shep- a holy spirit was upon him. 26 herds said to one another, “ Let And it was revealed to him by the us now go to Bethlehem, and see holy spirit, that he should not see this thing which is come to pass, death before he had seen the which the Lord hath made known Lord's Anointed, 27 And he came to us.” 16 And they went with by the spirit into the temple : and haste, and found Mary and Joseph, when the parents brought in the and the babe lying in a manger. child Jesus, to do for him accord17 And having seen it they de- ing to the custom of the law, 28 clared what had been told them Simeon took him up in his arms, concerning this child. 18 And all and blessed God, and said, 2960 that heard it wondered at those sovereign Lord, now dost thou things which were told them by dismiss thy servant in peace, althe shepherds. 19 But Mary kept cording to thy word : 30 for mine all these things in memory, con- eyes have seen thy salvation, 31 sidering them in her heart. 20 which thou hast prepared before And the shepherds returned, the face of all people ; 32 a light glorifying and praising God for to be revealed to the gentiles, and all things which they had heard the glory of thy people Israel.” and seen, as it had been told 33 And his father and mother them.
wondered at those things which 21 And when eight days were were spoken of him. 34 And Si. accomplished for the circumcising meon blessed them; and said to of the child, his name was called Mary his mother, “ Lo, this child JESUS; the name given to him is appointed for the fall and ris. by the angel, before he was con | ing again of many in Israel ; and ceived in the womb.
for a sign which will be spoken 22 And when the days of their against ; 35 (yea a sword will purification were accomplished, pierce through thine own soul according to the law of Moses, also ;) 80 that the thoughts of his parents brought him to Jeru- many hearts will be revealed.” salem, to present him to the 36 And there was one Anna, e Lord ; 23 (as it is written in the prophetess, the daughter of Pha.
nuel, of the tribe of Asher : (she seeing him, they were amazed : was far advanced in years, and and his mother said to him, “Child, had lived with a husband seven why hast thou done thus to us? years from her virginity : 37 and behold, thy father and I have she was now a widow of about sought thee sorrowing." 49 And eighty-four years, who departed he said to them, “ How is it that 106 from the temple, but served ye sought me ? knew ye not that God with fastings and prayer I must needs be in my Father's night and day :) 38 she also came house?” 50 But they understood - upon them at the same time, and not the thing which he spake to gave thanks to the Lord, and them. 51 And he went down with shake of the child to all those them, and came] to Nazareth, who looked for redemption in Je, and was subject to them: and his rusalem.
mother kept all these things in her 39 And having performed all her heart. 52 And Jesus advancthings according to the law of the ed in wisdom and stature, and in Lord, they returned into Galilee, favour with God and men. to their own city Nazareth.
40 And the child grew and was Ch. III. 1 NOW in the fifstrengthened sin spirit, 7 being teenth year of the reign of Tifilled with wisdomand the fa- berius Cesar, (Pontius Pilate vour of God was upon him. being governor of Judea, and
41 NOW his parents went to Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, Jerusalem every year, at the feast and his brother Philip tetrarch of the passover. 42 And when he of Iturea and of the region of Twas twelve years old, after they | Trachonitis, and Lysanias tehad gone up [to Jerusalem] ac- trarch of Abilene, 2 Annas and cording to the custom of the feast, Caiaphas being high-priests,) and had fulfilled the days ; 43 as ! the word of God came to John, they returned, the child Jesus re- the son of Zachariah, in the mained in Jerusalem, and Joseph desert. and his mother knew it not : 44 3 And he came into all the but, supposing him to be in the country about Jordan, publishcompany, they went a day's jour. ing the baptism of reformation, ney: and they sought him among for the remission of sins: 4 as it their kindred and acquaintance : is written in the book of the 45 but not finding him, they re- words of the prophet Isaiah, turned to Jerusalem, seeking him. [who saith,] “ The voice of one 46 And it came to pass that, after crying in the desert, Prepare three days, they found him in the ye the way of the Lord, make temple, sitting in the midst of his paths straight. 5 Every val. the teachers, both hearing them ley shall be filled, and every and asking them questions. mountain and hill shall be
47 And all that heard him were brought low ; and the crooked astonished at his understanding places shall be made straight, and answers. 48 And his parents and the rough ways shall be
made smooth: 6 and all flesh | spake to them all, saying, “1 shall see the salvation of God." | indeed baptize you in water,
7 Then he said to the mul- but one mightier than I cometh, titudes that went forth to be the latchet of whose sandals I baptized by him, “O brood of am not worthy to unloose: he vipers, who hath prompted you will baptize you in a holy spirit, to flee from the impending ven- and fire : 17 whose winnowinggeance ? 8 Produce then, the shovel is in his hand, and he will proper fruits of reformation ; thoroughly cleanse his floor, and say not within yourselves, and will gather the wheat into “We have Abraham for our fa- | his granary; but will consume ther :' for I assure you, that of the chaff in unquenchable fire.” these stones God is able to 18 And many other glad tidings raise up children to Abraham. I also he published to the people,
9 « And already the axe also exhorting them. lieth at the root of the trees; l 19 But Herod the tetrarch, every tree therefore which pro- being reproved by him about duceth not good fruit is cut Herodias his brother's wife, down, and cast into the fire.” and about all the evil things 10 And the multitudes asked which Herod had done, 20 adhim, saying, “ What then shallded this likewise to all, that we do?" 11 And he answering, he confined John in prison. said to thern, “He that hath 21 NOW it came to pass two coats, let him give to him when all the people were bapthat hath none; and he that tized, that Jesus also having hath food, let him do in like been baptized, and praying, the manner." 12 Then came publi- heaven was opened ; 22 and the cans also to be baptized, and holy spirit descended in a bodily said to him, “ Teacher, what appearance, like a dove, upon shall we do?" 13 And he said him; and a voice came from to them, “ Exact no more than heaven, [saying, “ Thou art that which is appointed to you." | my beloved son; in thee I am 14 And the soldiers also asked well pleased." him, saying, “ And what shall 23 And Jesus himself began we do?” And he said to them, to be about thirty years of age; “ Take by violence from no being (as was allowed by law) one, and accuse not any falsely; the son of Joseph, the son of and be content with your wa. Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the
son of Levi, the son of Melchi, 15 And the people were in the son of Janna, the son of expectation, and all men rea. | Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathiah, soned in their hearts, concern- | the son of Amos, the son of ing John, whether he were the Nahum, the son of Esli, the son Christ or not; 16 but John of Naggé, 26 the son of Maath,
• Griesbach has mentioned no less than eight different readings to this verse, which circum. stance shows that its sense has been a matter of doubt.
the son of Mattathiah, the son of spirit into the desert forty days, Semei, the son of Joseph, the being tempted by an impostor.t son of Judah, 27 the son of Joan- 2 And in those days he ate no. na, the son of Rhesa, the son of thing; and, they being ended, Zerubbabel, the son of Salathiel, (afterward] he was hungry. the son of Neri, 28 the son of 3 And the impostor said to him, Melchi, the son of Addi, the son “ If thou be a son of God, comof Cosam, the son of Elmodam, mand that this stone become a the son of Er, 29 the son of José, loaf.” the son of Eliezer, the son of 4 And Jesus answered him, Jorim, the son of Matthat, the saying, “ It is written, · Man son of Levi, 30 the son of Sime- shall not live by bread alone, on, the son of Judah, the son of but by every thing which God Joseph, the son of Jonan, the son pleaseth.'”+ 5 And [the impo8. of Eliakim, 31 the son of Melea, tor] brought him to a high the son of Menan, the son of mountain, and showed him all Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the kingdoms of the earth, in a the son of David, 32 the son of moment of time. 6 And the Jessé, the son of Obed, the son impostor said to him, “ All this of Booz, the son of Salmon, the power I will give thee, and the son of Naasson, 33 the son of glory of them : for it is deliverAminadab, the son of Aram, the ed to me, and to whomsoever I son of Hezron, the son of Phares, will I give it. If, therefore, the son of Judah, 34 the son thou wilt worship me, all shall Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son be thine.” 8 And Jesus anof Abraham, the son of Terah, swering him, said, “ It is writthe son of Nahor, 35 the son of ten, · Thou shalt worship the Serug, the son of Reu, the son Lord thy God, and thou shalt of Peleg, the son of Eber, the serve him only.'" son of Salah, 36 the son of Cain- 9 And the impostor brought an, the son of Arphaxad, the son him to Jerusalem, and set him of Shem, the son of Noah, the on the battlement of the temson of Lanech, 37 the son of ple, and said to him, “ If thou Methuselah, the son of Enoch, be a son of God, cast thyself the son of Jared, the son of Ma-down from this place : 10 for halaleel, the son of Cainan, 58 it is written, “He shall give his the son of Enoch, the son of Seth, angels charge over thee, to prethe son of Adam, the son of serve thee : 11 and [that] on God.*
their hands they shall support Ch. IV. 1 NOW Jesus re- thee, lest thou strike thy foot turned from Jordan, full of a against a stone.'" 12 And Jeholy spirit, and was led by the sus answering, said to him, “It ..The copies vary much in the order of the names, and the Cambridge manuscript contains
† A visionary scene; supernaturally presented to the mind of Christ, to instruct him in the Proper use of his miraculous powers. See note on Matt. iv. 1.
Gr. “Every word of God."
the same genealogy here as in Matthew.