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The GOSPEL according to St. MATTHEW.
CHAP. I. 16 And Jacob begat Jofeph the Cbriff's genealogy from Abraham. hufband of Mary, of whom was THE book of the generation born Jefus, whois called CHRIST. of Jefus Chrift, the fon of 17 So all the generations, from David, the fon of Abraham. Abraham to David, are fourteen 2Abraham begat Ifaac, and Ifaac generations; and from David until begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judas the carrying away into Babylon, and his brethren, are fourteen generations; and from 3 And Judas begat Phares and the carrying away into Babylon Zara of Thamar, and Phares begat unto Chrift, are fourteen genera Efrom, and Efrom begat Aram, tions. 4 And Aram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Naaffon, and Naaffon begat Salmon,
18 Now, the birth of Jefus Chrift was on this wife: When as his mother Mary was efpoufed to And Salmon begat Booz of Jofeph, before they came together, Rachab, and Booz begat Obed of the was found with child of the Ruth, and Obed begat Jeffe, Holy Ghoft,
6 And Jeffe begat David the king, and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Trias,
7 And Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begat Abia, and Abia begat Afa,
8 And Afa begat Jofaphat, and Jofaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Ozias,
9 And Ozias begat Joatham, and Joatham begat Achaz, and Achaz begat Ezekias,
19 Then Jofeph her husband, being a juft man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.
20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto himin a dream, faying, Jofeph, thou fon of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghoft.
21 And the hall bring forth a fon, and thoufhalt call bisname JESUS; for he thall fave his people from
To And Ezekias begat Manaffes, and Manaffes begat Amon, and their fins. Amo begat Jofas,
22 (Now all this was done, that II And Jofas begat Jechonias and it might be fulfilled which was is breth n about the time they fpoken of the Lord by the prophet, vere cd away to Babylon: faying, 12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel,
13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor,
23 Behold, a virgin fhall be with child, and fhall bring forth a fon, and they fhall call his name EMMANUEL; which, being, interpreted, is, God with us.)
24 Then Jofeph, being raised 14 And Azor begat Sadoc, and from fleep, did as the angel of the Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim Lord had bidden him, and took begat Eliud, unto him his wife;
15 And Eliudbegat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat Matthan, and Matan begat Jacob,
25 And knew her not till he had brought forth her first-born fon, and he called his name JESUS, A 1 CHAP
The wife men of the caf. S. MATTHEW. Jofeph feeth into Egypt. gifts; gold, and frankincenfe, and myrrh.
CHAP. II. The wife men dire&ed to Chrift. Jefus was born in Beth-lehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wife men from the eaft to Jerufalem,
2 Saying, Waere is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his ftar in the eaft, and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things he was troubled, and all Jerufalem with him.
4 And, when he had gathered all the chief priefts and fcribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Chrift hould be born. 5 And they faid unto him, In Beth-lehem of Judea; for thus it is written by the prophet,
6. And thou Beth-lehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out ofthee fhall come a Governor, that hall rule my people Ifrael.
Then Herod, when he had privily called the wife men, enquired of them diligently what time the far appeared.
8 And he fent them o Beth-lehem, and faid, Go, and fearch diligently for the young child; and, when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
13 And, when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Jofeph in a dream, faying, Arife, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will feek the young child ́to deftroy him.
14 When he arofe, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt;
15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was fpoken of the Lord by the prophet, faying, Out of Egypt have I called my Son.
16 Then Herod, when he faw that he was mocked of the wife men, was exceeding wroth, and fent forth, and flew all the children that were in Beth-lehem, and in all the coafts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wife men.
17 Then was fulfilled that which was fpoken by Jeremy the prophet, faying,
18 In Rama was there voice 9 When they had heard the heard,, lamentation, and veeping, king they departed; and, lo, the and great mourning, Rachel weep ftar, which they faw in the eaft, ing for her children, and would went before them, till it came not be comforted, because they are and ftood over where the young not.
child was. 19¶ But when Herod was dead, 10 When they faw the ftar, they behold, an angel of the Lord ap rejoiced with exceeding great joy. peareth in a dream to Jofeph in Egypt,
11 And when they were come into the houfe they faw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and, when they had opened their treasures, they prefented unto him
20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Ifrael: for they are dead which fought the young childs life,
The Pharifees reprehended. CHA P. III, IV. Chriff baptized in Jordan.
1 And he arofe, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Ifrael.
22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned afide into the parts of Galilee;
23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was fpoken by the prophets, He thall be called a Nazarene.
CHA P. III.
Johns office, life, and baptifm. N thofe days came John the Baptift preaching in the wildernefs of Judea,
And faying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3. For this is he that was fpoken of by the prophet Efaias, faying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths Atraight.
4 And the fame John had his raiment of camels hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locufts and wild honey.
Then went out to him Jerufalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan,
6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confeffing their fins.
7 But when he faw many of the pharifees and Sadducees come to his baptifm, he faid unto them, O generation of vipers! who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?
8 Bring forth, therefore, fruits meet for repentance:
Io And now alfo the axe is laid unto the root ofthe trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and caf into the fire.
11 lindeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whofe fhoes I am not worthy to bear; he fhall baptize you with the Holy Ghoft, and with fire:
12 Whofe fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his flour, and gather his wheat into the gar ner: but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
131 Then cometh Jefus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
14 But John forbade him, faying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comeft thou to me?
15 And Jefus anfwering, faid unto him, Suffer it to be fo now for thus it becometh us to fulfil alf righteoufnefs. Then he suffered
16 And Jefus, when he was bap tized, went up ftraightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he faw the Spirit of God defcending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
17 And, lo, a voice from heaven, faying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
CHA P. IV. Chrif faßeth, and is tempted, &c. THEN was Jefus led up of the fpirit into the wilderness, to be tempted of the devil.
2 And when he had fafted forty days and forty nights, he was af terward an hungered.
And when the tempter came to him, he faid, if thou be the Son of God.command that thefe ftones be made bread.
9 And think not to fay within yourfelves, We have Abraham to our father: for I fay unto you, That God is able of thefe ftones to raise 4 But he anfwered, and faid, it is written, Man fhall not live by bread
up children unto Abraham.