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NTTHEW, one of the twelve Apostles, who from being a publican, that u, . 2.1. gatherer, was called by our Saviour to the Apostleship; in that profession

is ruime ras Levi: (Luke v. 27, and Mark.ii. 11.) He was the first of the Sve ngelists that wrote the Gospel, and that in Hebrero, or Syro-Chaldaic, which he Vers in Palestine spoke at that time. The original is mut now extant, but Es was translated in the time of the Apostles into Greek, that version was of qual authority. He wrote about six years after our Lord's Ascension.



And Roboam begot genealogy of Christ: he is con- Abia. * And Abia begot Asa.

ceived and born of a virgin. 8 And Asa begot Josaphat. He book of the generation of And Josaphat begot Joram.

JESUS CHRIST, the son of a And Joram begot Ozias. avid, the son of Abraham: 9 • And Ozias begot Joatham. 2 Abraham begot · Isaac. P And Joatham begot Achaz. nd Isaac begot Jacob. d And | 9 And Achaz begot Ezechias. aco begot Judas and his bre- 10 " And Ezechias begot Mairen.

nasses. • And Manasses begot 3 And Judas begot Phares Amon. # And Amon beyot nd Zara of Thamar. And Josias. hares begot Esron. And Esron 11 · And Josias begot Jechoegot Aram.

nias and his brethren in the 4 And Aram begot Amina- transmigration of Babylon, ab. & And Aminadab begot 12 And after the transmigran aasson, And Naasson begot tion of Babylon, Jechonias be almon.

got Salathiel. And Salathiel 5 And Salmon begot Booz of bego: Zorobabel. Lahab. And Booz begot Obed 13 And Zorobabel begot Abif Ruth. And Obed begot Jesse. ud. And Abiud begot Eliacim.

6: And Jesse begot David And Eliacim begot Azor. he king. And David the king 14 And Azor begot Sadoc. begot Solomon, of her that had And Sadoc begot Achim. And been the wife of Urias.

Achim begot Eliud. 7 Aind Solomon begot Ro- 15 And Eliud begot Eleazar.

And Eleazar begot Mathan. a Lube 3. 31.-b Gen. 21. 3.-c Gen. And Mathan beget Jacob. 25. 25.1 - Gen, 29. 35,-€ Gen. 38. 29. Par. 2.4.- Ruth 4. 18. 1 Par, 2. 5.- m 3 Kings 14. 31.-13 Kings 15.8.Num. 7.12.- Ruth 4.22.- 1 Kings 0 2 Par. 26. 23.-P 2 Par. 27. 9. 2 6. 1.-A 2 Kings 12. 24.73 Kings Par. 28. 27.- 2 Par. 32. 33.-3 2 Par. UL. 48

33. 25.-t 2 Par. 33. 25.-u2 Par. 36.4



16 And Jacob begot Joseph | with child, and bring fort a the husband of Mary, of whom son, and they shall call his numa was born JESUS, who is called Emmanuel, which being interCHRIST.

preted is, God with us. 17 So all the generations from 24 And Joseph rising up from Abraham to David, are fourteen sleep, did as the Angel of the generations. And from David Lord had commanded him, and to the transmigration of Baby- took unto him his wife. lon, are fourieen generations; 25 And he knew her not till and from the transmigration of she brought forth her first-born Babylon to Christ are fourteen son: and he called his none generations.

Jesus. 18 Now the generation of

CHAP. II. CHRIST was in this wise.

offerings of wise men: theflight When as his mother Mary was into Egypt: the massacre of the lo espoused to Joseph, before they nocente, came together, she was found WHEN Jesus therefore was

born in Bethlehem of Juda, 19 Whereupon Joseph her in the days of king Herod, behusband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose

d A.M. 4000. seing four years beher, was minded to put her

fore the common account called Anns

Domini, Luke 2. 7. away privately. 20 But while he thought on

Ver. 25. these things, behold the Angel first-born son.

Till she brought forth ha

From these words Helof the Lord appeared to him in vidius and other heretics most im. his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of piously inferred that the blessed Vir. David, fear not to take unto thee Christ; but St. Jerome shews, by di

gin Mary had other children besides Mary thy wife, for that which is vers examples, that this expression conceived in her, is of the Holy 9 the Evangelist was a manner of Ghost.

speaking usual among the Hebreros,

to denote by the word until, only what 21 And she shall bring forth is done, without any regard to the a son: band thou shalt call his future : Thus it is said, Gen. chap. name JESUS. For he shall save

viii. ver. 6 and 7. That Noe sent forth

a raven, which went forth, and did not his people from their sins. return TILL the waters were dried up on

22 Now all this was done that the earth. That is, did not return any it might be fulfilled which the

Also Isaias, chap. xlvi. ver. 4.

God says: I am TILL you grow old. Lord spoke by the prophet, say- who dare infer that God should then ing:

'cease to be! Also in the first book of 23 Behold a virgin shall be Machabece, chap. v. ver. 54. And they

went up to mount Sion with joy, and

gladness, and offered holocausts, bea Luke 1. 27.-b Luke 1. 31. Acts cause not one of them was slain till 4. 12.--c Isaias 7. 14.

they had returned in peace. That is,

not one was slain, before or after they CHAP. I. Ver. 16. The husband of had returned. God saith to his divine Mary. The Evangelist gives us rather Son :

Sit on my right hand til I the pedigree of St. Joseph, than that make thy enemies thy footstoot. Shall of the blessed Virgin, to conform to he sit no longer after his enemies are the custom of the Hebrers, who in subdued ?

Yea and for all eternity. their genealogies took no notice of St. Jerome also proves by Scripture women; but as they were near akin, examples, that an only begotten son, the pedigree of the one showed that of was also called first-born, or first the other

begotten : because according to the


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hold, there came wise men from with Mary his mother, and fall. the East to Jerusalem.

ing down they adored him : 2 Saying: Where is he that is and opening their treasures, born King of the Jews ? For we they offered him gifts; gold, have seen his star in the East, frankincense, and myrrh. and are come to adore him. 12 And having received an

3 And king Herod hearing answer in sleep that they should this, was troubled, and all Je- not return to Herod, they went rusalem with him.

back another way into their 4 And assembling together all country. the chief priests and the Scribes 13 And after they were deof the people, he inquired of parted, behold an Angel of the them where Christ should be Lord appeared in sleep to Joborn.

seph, saying: Arise, and také 5. But they said to him: In the child and his mother, and fly Bethlehem of Juda. For so it into Egypt: and be there until is written by the prophet: I shall tell thee. For it will

6 And thou Bethlehem the come to pass that Herod will land of Juda art not the least seek the child to destroy him. among the princes of Juda : for 14 Who arose, and took the out of thee shall come forth the child and his mother, by night, captain that shall rule my people and retired into Egypt: and he Israel,

was there until the death of 7 Then Herod privately call- | Herod. ing the wise men learned dili- 15 That it might be fulfilled gently of them the time of the which the Lord spoke by the star which appeared to them; prophet, saying : Out of Egypt

8 And sending them into Beth-have I called my son. lehem, said : Go and diligently

16 Then Herod perceiving inquire after the child; and that he was deluded by the wise when you have found him, bring men, was exceeding angry: and me word again, that I also may sending killed all the men-chilcome and adore him.

drer: that were in Bethlehem, Who having heard the king, and in all the borders thereof, went their way; and behold the from two years old and under, star which they had seen in the according to the time which he East, went before them, until had diligently inquired of the it came and stood over where wise men. the child was.

17 Then was fulfilled that 10 Aud seeing the star they which was spoken by Jeremias rejoiced with exceeding great the prophet, saying: joy.

18 d A voice in Rama was 11 And entering into the heard, lamentation and great house, they found the child mourning; Rachel bewailing her

children, and would not be com4 Mich. 5. 2. John 7. 42. forted, because they are not. law, the first-born males were to be

19 But when Herod was dead, consecrated to God: Sanctify unto me, behold an Angel of the Lord saith the Lord, every first-born that peneth, the womb among the children Ps. 71, 10.-c Osee 11. 1.- Jer, Imgalc. Exod. chap. xiii. ver. 2 81. 15.

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