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all these, or as many as can be obtained, would not render the present work either useless or unimportant.

This Testament, being designed principally as a text book, or for the benefit of young students, (particularly those designed for the work of the ministry) contains nothing but what has been thought indispensable. We have not inserted many notes, as they would have either exceeded our limits, or else made the work too expensive.

That this work may meet with all the encouragement it merits, be the means of exciting people to a closer attention to the sacred scriptures, and, through the blessing of God, be a comfort and consolation to the ransomed millions who have been too long kept in superstitious darkness and ignorance, in regard to the universality of the free favour of God, even that God who hath saved us and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and favour, which was bestowed on us in Christ Jesus before the ancient dispensations, but which hath now been made manifest by the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and incorruption to light, by the gospel; and that it may af. ford the youth of our land who are looking forward to the work of the ministry, a more easy access to the most correct reading of the sacred text, without its being blended with a language with which they are equally unacquainted, and for which they will now have no use-In a word, that this work may be instrumental, in the hand of God, of correcting some of the monstrous errors that now exist in the Christian church, and of establishing the truth of that gospel which was preached to Abraham, is the sincere prayer, and will be the best reward, of the public's

Most obcdient
and very humble servant,

Philadelphia, April 1, 1822.

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An account of the times when, and places where, the Books of

the New Testament were severally written, according to Dr. Lardner's plan. Supplement to the Credibility, &c. vol. i page 4. вооко. PLACES.

A. D. Matthew

Judea, or near it About Mark

Rome Luke

Greece John Ephesus

68 Acts of the Apostles Greece

63 or 64 Romans Corinth

About February 58 1 Corinthians Ephesus

The beginning of 56 2 Corinthians Macedonia

About October 57 Galatians Corinth or Ephesus

52 or 53 Ephesians Rome

About April

Before the end of

Before the end of
1 Thessalonians Corinth
2 Thessalonians Corinth
1 Timothy

56 2 Timothy Rome

About May

61 Titus

Macedonia, or near it Before the end of 56 Philemon Rome

Before the end of 62 Hebrews Rome or Italy

In the spring of

63 James Judea

61 or 62 1 and 2 Peter Rome

64 1 John Ephesus


80 2 and 3 John Ephesus

Between 80 and 90 Jude Unknown

64 or 65 Revelation Patmos or Ephesus

95 or 96 DISPUTED BOOKS: Concerning which, Dr. Lardner says, that they should be

allowed to be publicly read in Christian assemblies, for the edification of the people'; but not to be alleged as affording alone sufficient proof of any doctrine.-Lard. ner's Hist. of Apostles and Evang. vol. i. p. 30. EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS . 2.. JOHN EPISTLE OF JAMES




To the English only, of the Greek and English


IT was at first designed and intented by the editor,* that this translation of the New Testament should have been always accompanied by the Greek; so that no dispute might ever arise, in any part of the world, (on account of any supposed incorrectness of the translation, without having the means at hand whereby it might be settled at once, by any one capable of judging; and that those who are unable to controvert, should be awed into silence, (or else acquiescence,) by seeing directly before their eyes the original Greek; and that too from a copy acknowledged to be the most correct of any extant. But, from the earnest entreaty of some of his friends, and for the sake of accommodating many common readers, (to whom the Greek can be of little or no service, and who are unable to be at the additional expense,) the editor has deviated from his original plan: and even after the foregoing preface was in type, the word always (in the sentence referred to in the note below,) was expunged, and the word also inserted in its stead; so that we are permitted to publish the translation by itself, without violating a pledge which was intended to have been given to the public. The editor has been more willing to comply with this request in consequence of finding that his proposals for the Greek and English Testament, were made really lower than could well have been afforded : this he did as an encouragement to many readers, particularly young students, to make themselves acquainted, not only with the English, but also with the Greek of the New Testament. Now, by publishing the translation separately, and making use of the same composition of type, there has been a considerable saving of expense; by which we are enabled to keep the Greek and English at the price first intended, and at the same time offer this translation cheaper than what it otherwise could have been afforded. We have at the same time published an edition of the Greek, by itself, in the same way; so as to accomodate those who may wish to make use of it, and yet prefer a different translation. It is designed to keep all three of these Testaments, viz. the Greek of Griesbach, the Greek and English, and the English alone, constantly in market; and booksellers may be supplied with them, at a discount of 331 per cent. from the retail prices ; or at 25 per cent. discount, with an agreement to take back at all times what may remain unsold. These terms are considered very favourable, both to booksellers, and to the public; and, during the life of the editor, will be faithfully performed by the public's

* See page vij.

Most obedient,
and very humble servant,

Philadelphia, July, 5, 1823.




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Genealogy and birth of Jesus Parable of the wheat and darnel 44

mustard seed and leaven ib.
Coming of the Magi

explanation of the darnel ib.
Flight to Egypt

treasure in a field
Herod being deluded, is enraged

pearls and net
Return from Egypt

| Jesus teaches in the synagogue
John enters on his ministry

| John imprisoned and beheaded
Jesus is baptized

28 | Jesus feeds five thousand
tried and overcometh

walks on the sea
withdraws to Caperuaum

shows what defileth a man
calls Peter, Andrew, James

casts out a demon
and John

feeds four thousand
teaches and heals in Galilee

reproves the Pharisees
his sermon on the mount

explains what he meant by
cleanseth a leper

the leaven of the Pharisees
healeth a centurion's ser-

declares the foundation of his

heals Peter's mother-in-law

foretells his death and resur-
shows how he is to be fol.


declareth his coming in glory
has dominion over the

is transfigured on the moun-

casts out demons

shows that John came in the
cures a paralytic

spirit of Elijah
calls Matthew the publican ib. expels a demon
answers concerning fasting ib. pays the didrachma
restores the daughter of

recommends humility

warns against falling into sin
eures a diseased woman

declares the purport of his
gives sight to two blind men 37 coming
gives speech to a dumb

gives directions how to re.

an epitome of his conduct ib. teaches to forgive injuries
commissions and gives in-

treats on divorce and celibacy 53
struction to his disciples ib. shows his affection for chil
declares John his forerun-


gives instruction to a rich
speaks of a day of judg-


shows the danger of riches
defends his disciples' con-

speaks of a reward to his fol-

heals a withered hand

Parable of the labourers
cures a blind and dumb de Jesus foretells his death and resur-

speaks of blasphemy

teaches humility
refuses to give a sign

gives sight to two blind men 56
declares who are his rela-

his entrance into Jerusalem ib.

his conduct in the temple ib.
Parable of the sower

condemns the barren fig-tree ib.



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