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44 And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day's journey, and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance.

45 And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him.

52 And JESUS advanced in wisdom and age, and grace with God and men.


John's mission and preaching. Christ is baptized by him.

Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and Philip his brother tetrarch of Iturea and the country of Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilina,

2 d Under the high-priests Annas and Caiphas: the word of the Lord was made unto John the son of Zachary, in the desert.

3 And he came into all the country about the Jordan, 46 And it came to pass, that preaching the baptism of peafter three days they found him nance for the remission of in the temple sitting in the midst sins; of the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions.

47 And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers.

48 And seeing him, they won dered. And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

49 And he said to them: How is it that you sought me ? did you not know, that I must be about my father's business.

50 And they understood not the word, that he spoke unto


51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth: and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart.

a Exod. 23. 15. and 34. 18. Deut. 16. 1.A.D. 12 Secundum Vul. 8.

4 As it was written in the book of the sayings of Isaias the prophet: A voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.

5 Every valley shall be filled; and every mountain and hill shall be brought low and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways, plain:

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

7 He said therefore to the multitudes that went forth to be baptized by him: Ye offspring of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?

8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of penance, and do not

CA.D. secundum Vul. 28.-d Acts 4 6. Matt. 3. 1. Mark 1.4.-Isaias 40 3. John 1. 23.-g Matt. 3. 7. and 23. 33. 97

begin to say, We have Abraham | barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.

for our father. For I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

9 For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit, shall be cut down, and cast into the fire,

10 And the people asked him, saying: What then shall we do?

11 And he answering, said to them: He that hath two coats, a let him give to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do in like manner.

12 And the publicans also came to be baptized, and said to him: Master, what shall we do?

13 But he said to them: Do nothing more than that which is appointed you.

14 And the soldiers also asked him, saying: And what shall we do? And he said to them: Do violence to no man, neither calumniate any man: and be content with your pay.

15 And as the people was of opinion, and all were thinking in their hearts of John, that perhaps he might be the Christ:

16 John answered, saying unto all: I indeed baptize you with water; but there shall come one mightier than I, the lachet of whose shoes I am not worthy to loose; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.

17 Whose fan is in his hand,. and he will purge his floor; and will gather the wheat into his

a Jas. 2. 15. 1 John 3. 17.-6 Matt. 3. 11. Mark 8. John 1. 26.-c Matt. 3 11. Acts 1. 5. 11. 16, and 19.

18 And many other things exhorting did he preach to the people.

19 But Herod the tetrarch, when he was reproved by him for Herodias his brother's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

20 He added this also above all, and shut up John in prison

21 Now it came to pass, when all the people was baptized, that JESUS also being baptized and praying, heaven was opened:

22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape as a dove upon him: and a voice. came from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.

23 And JESUS himself was beginning about the age of thirty years: being (as it was supposed) the Son of Joseph, who was of Heli, who was of Mathat,

24 Who was of Levi, who was of Melchi, who was of Janne, who was of Joseph,

25 Who was of Mathathias, who was of Amos, who was of Nahum, who was of Hesli, who was of Nagge,

26 Who was of Mahath, who

d Matt. 14.4. Mark 6. 17.-e Matt. 3. 16. Mark 1. 10. John 1. 52-f Matt. 3. 17. and 17.5. Infra, 9.35. 2 Pet. 1. 17,

CHAP. III. Ver. 23. Who was of Heli. St. Joseph, who by nature was the son of Jacob (St. Matt. i. 16) in the account of the law was son of Heli. For Heli and Jacob were brothers, by

the same mother: and Heli, who was

the elder, dying without issue, Jacob, as the law directed, married his widow in consequence of such marriage, his son Joseph was reputed, in the law the son of Heli.

was of Mathathias, who was of Semei, who was of Joseph, who was of Juda,

27 Who was of Joanna, who was of Reza, who was of Zorobabel, who was of Salathiel, who

was of Neri,

28 Who was of Melchi, who was of Addi, who was of Cosan, who was of Helmadan, who was of Her,

29 Who was of Jesus, who was of Eliezer, who was of Jorim, who was of Mathat, who was of Levi,

30 Who was of Simeon, who was of Judas, who was of Joseph, who was of Jona, who was of Eliakim,

31 Who was of Melea. who was of Menna, who was of Mathatha, who was of Nathan, who was of David,

32 Who was of Jesse, who was of Obed, who was of Booz, who was of Salmon, who was of Naasson,

33 Who was of Aminadab, who was of Aram, who was of Esron, who was of Phares, who was of Judas,

34 Who was of Jacob, who was of Isaac, who was of Abraham, who was of Thare, who was of Nachor,

35 Who was of Sarug, who was of Ragau, who was of Phaleg, who was of Heber, who was of Sale,

36 Who was of Cainan, who was of Arphaxad, who was of Sem, who was of Noe, who was of Lamech,

37 Who was of Mathusale, who was of Henoch, who was of Jared, who was of Malaleel, who was of Cainan,


He is

Christ's fasting, and temptation. persecuted in Nazareth: his miracles in Capharnaum.

AND JESUS being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the desert,

2 For the space of forty days; and was tempted by the devil. And he ate nothing in those days; and when they were ended he was hungry.

3 And the devil said to him: If thou be the Son of God, say to this stone that it be made bread.

4 And JESUs answered him: It is written: that man liveth not by bread alone, but by every word of God.


5 And the devil led him into high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6 And he said to him: To thee will I give all this power, and the glory of them; for to me they are delivered, and to whom I will, I give them.

7 If thou therefore wilt adore before me all shall be thine.

8 And JESUS answering said to him: It is written: Thou shalt adore the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple; and he said to him: If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself from hence.

10 d For it is written, that he hath given his angels charge over thee, that they keep thee:

11 And that in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest per

38 Who was of Henos, who was of Seth, who was of Adam, 3. who was of God,

a Matt, 4. 1. Mark 1. 2b Deut. & Matt. 4. 4.-c Dent. 6, 13, and 10 20.- Ps. 90. 11.


haps thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12 And JESUS answering said to him: It is said, a Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God,

13 And all the temptation being ended, the devil departed from him for a time.

14 And JESUS returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee, and the fame of him went out through the whole country.

15 And he taught in their synagogues, and was magnified by all.

16 And he came to Nazareth where he was brought up: and he went into the synagogue according to his custom on the sabbath-day; and he rose up to read,

17 And the book of Isaias the prophet was delivered unto him. And as he unfolded the book, he found the place where it was written:

18 The spirit of the Lord is upon me, wherefore he hath anointed me, to preach the gospel to the poor he hath sent me, to heal the contrite of heart.

19 To preach deliverance to the captives, and sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of reward.

20 And when he had folded the book, he restored it to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.

21 And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture in your ears.

a Deut. 6. 16.-b Matt. 4. 12. Mark 1. 14.- Matt. 13. 54. Mark 6. 1. John 45.- Isaias 6'. 1.

22 And all gave testimony to him: and they wondered at the words of grace that proceeded from his mouth, and they said: Is not this the son of Joseph ?

23 And he said to them: Doubtless you will say to me this similitude: Physician, heal thyself: as great things as we have heard done in Capharnaum, do also here in thy own country.

24 And he said: Amen I say to you, that no prophet is ao cepted in his own country.

25 In truth I say to you, there were many widows in the days of Elias in Israel, when heaven was shut up three years and six months, when there was a great famine throughout allthe earth.

26 And to none of them was Elias sent, but to Sarepta of Sidon, to a widow woman.

27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed but Naaman the Syrian.

28 And all they in the synagogue, hearing these things, were filled with anger.

29 And they rose up and thrust him out of the city: and they brought him to the brow of the hill, whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

30 But he passing through the midst of them, went his way.

31 And he went down into Capharnaum a city of Galilee; and there he taught them on the sabbath-days.

32 And they were astonished

e3 Kings 17. 9.-f4 Kings 5. 14.g Matt. 4. 13. Mark 1.21. Matt. 7.

at his doctrine: for his speech | not to speak, for they knew that was with power. he was Christ.

33 And in the synagogue there was a man who had an unclean devil, and he cried out with a loud voice,

34 Saying: Let us alone, what have we to do with thee, JESUS of Nazareth art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God.

35 And JESUS rebuked him, saying: Hold thy peace, and go out of him. And when the devil had thrown him into the midst, he went out of him, and hurt him not at all.

36 And there came fear upon all, and they talked among themselves, saying: What word is this, for with authority and

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42 And when it was day, going out he went into a desert place: and the multitudes sought him, and came unto him: and they stayed him that he should not depart from them.

43 To whom he said: To other cities also 1 must preach the kingdom of God: for therefore am I sent.

44 And he was preaching in the synagogues of Galilee.


The miraculous draught of fishes. The cure of the leper and of the paralytic. The call of Matthew.

AND it came to pass that when the multitudes pressed upon power he commandeth the un-him to hear the word of God, he clean spirits, and they go out? 37 And the fame of him was published into every place of the country.

38 And JESUs rising up out of the synagogue, went into Simon's And Simon's house. wife's mother was taken with a great fever, and they besought him for her.

39 And standing over her, he commanded the fever, and it left her. And immediately rising, she ministered to them.

40 And when the sun was down, all they that had any sick with divers diseases, brought them to him. But he laying nis hands on every one of them, healed them.

41 And devils went out from many, crying out and saying: Thou art the Son of God. And And rebuking them he suffered them

a Mark 1. 23.- Maft. 8. 14. Mark 1. - Mark 1 34.

stood by the lake of Genesareth,

2 d And saw two ships standing by the lake: but the fishermen were gone out of them and were washing their nets.

3 And going up into one of the the ships that was Simon's, he desired him to draw back a little from the land. And sitting he taught the multitudes out of the ship.

4 Now when he had ceased to speak, he said to Simon: Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.

5 And Simon answering, said to him: Master, we have laboured all the night, and have taken nothing; but at thy word I will let down the net.

6 And when they had done this, they enclosed a very great multitude of fishes, and their net broke.

7 And they beckoned to their

d Matt. 4. 18. Mark 1. 16.

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