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band, being in just man. N win where these was her a publick example, was Judæa in the days of Heminded to put her away rod, the king, behold, there privily.

came wise men from the 20 But while he thought east to Jerusalem, on these things, behold, the 2 Saying, Where is he that angel of the Lord appear- is born King of the Jews? ed unto him in a dream, for we have seen his star saying, Joseph, thou son in the east, and are come, of David, fear not to take to worship him. unto thee Mary thy wife: 3 When Herod, the king, for that which is conceived had heard these things, he in her is of the Holy Ghost. was troubled, and all Jeru

21 And she shall bring salem with him. forth a son, and thou shalt 4 And, when he had gacall his name JESUS: for thered all the chief priests he shall saye his people and scribes of the people from their sins.

together, he demanded of 22 Now all this was done, them, where Christ should that it might be fulfilled be born, which was spoken of the 5 And they said unto Lord by the prophet, say- him, In Bethlehem of Juing,

dæa : for thus it is written 23 Behold, a virgin shall by the prophet, be with child, and shall 6 And thou, Bethlehem, bring forth a son, and they in the land of Juda, art shall call his name Em- not the least among the manuel, which being inter- princes of Juda: for out preted is, God with us. of thee shall come & Go24 Then Joseph, being vernor, that shall rule my raised from sleep, did as people Israel. the angel of the Lord had 7 Then Herod, when he bidden him, and took unto had privily called the wise him his wife :

men, enquired of them di25 And knew her not till ligently, what time the star she had brought forth her appeared. firstborn son: and he called 8 And he sent them to his name JESUS.

Bethlehem, and sajd; Go. CHAPTER II. and search diligently for 1 The wise men out of the east are

the young child; and when directed to Christ by a star. ye have found him, bring 11 They worship him, and of me word again, that I may fer their presents. 14 Joseph come and worship him also. fleeth into Egypt, with Jesus and his mother.

9 When they had heard

16 Herod slayeth the children : 20 himself the king, they departed; dieth. 23 Christ is brought back and, lo, the star, which they again into Galilee to Nazareth. saw in the east, went before

them, till it came and stood , hem, and in all the coasts over where the young child thereof, from two years old was.

and under, according to 10 When they saw the the time, which he had star, they rejoiced with ex- diligently enquired of the ceeding great joy.

wise men. 11 And when they were 17 Then was fulfilled that, come into' the house, they which was spoken by Jeresaw the young child with my the prophet, saying, Mary, his mother, and fell 18 In Rama was there a down, and worshipped him: voice heard, lamentation, and when they had opened and weeping, and great their treasures, they pre- mourning; Rachel weepsented unto him gifts ; | ing for her children, and gold, and frankincense, and would not be comforted, myrrh.

because they are not. 12 And being warned of 19 1 But when Herod was God in a dream, that they dead, behold, an angel of should not return to Herod, the Lord appeareth in a they departed into their dream to Joseph in Egypt, own country another way. 20 Saying, Arise, and take 13 And, when they were the young child and his departed, behold, the angel mother, and go into the of the Lord appeareth to land of Israel;

for they are Joseph in a dream, saying, dead, which sought the Arise, and take the young young child's life. child and his mother, and 21 And he arose, and took flee into Egypt, and be thou the young child and his there, until I bring the mother, and came into the word: for Herod will seek land of Israel. the young child, to destroy 22 But, when he heard him.

that Archelaus did reign 14 When he arose, he in Judæa in the room of took the young child and his father Herod, he was his mother by night, and afraid to go thither: notdeparted into Egypt: withstanding, being warn15 And was there until ed of God in a dream, he the death of Herod : that turned aside into the parts it might be fulfilled, which of Galilee: was spoken of the Lord by 23 And he came and dwelt the prophet, saying, Out of in a city called Nazareth : Egypt have I called my son. that it might be fulfilled

16 | Then Herod, when which was spoken by the he saw, that he was mock- prophets, He shall be called ed of the wise men, was a Nazarene. exceeding wroth, and sent CHAPTER III. forth, and slew all the chil

1 John preacheth : his office : dren, that were in Bethle life, and baptism. 7 He re

prehendeth the Pharisees, 13 good fruit, is hewn down, and baptiseth Christ in Jor and cast into the fire. dan.

11 I indeed baptize you those days came John, with water unto repentin the wilderness of Judæa, after me, is mightier, than 2 And saying, Repent ye? I, whose shoes I am not for the kingdom of heaven worthy, to bear: he shall is at hand.

baptize you with the Holy 3 For this is he, that was Ghost, and with fire: spoken of by the prophet

12 Whose fan is in his Esaias, saying, The voice of hand, and he will throughly one crying in the wilder- purge his floor, and gather ness, Prepare ye the way of his wheat into the garner; the Lord, make his paths but he will burn up the chaff straight.

with unquenchable fire. 4 And the same John had 13 | Then cometh Jesus his raiment of camel's hair, from Galilee to Jordan unand a leathern girdle about to John, to be baptized of his loins; and his meat was him. locusts and wild honey.

14 But John forbad him, 5 Then went out to him saying, I have need to be Jerusalem, and all Judæa, baptized of thee, and comand all the region round est thou to me? about Jordan,

15 And Jesus answering 6 And were baptized of said unto him, Suffer it to him in Jordan, confessing be so now: for thus it betheir sins.

cometh us to fulfil all right7 I But, when he saw eousness. Then he suffered many of the Pharisees and him. Sadducees come to his bap 16 And Jesus, when he tism, he said unto them, o was baptized, went up generation of vipers, who straightway out of the hath warned you to flee water: and, lo, the heafrom the wrath to come? vens were opened unto him, 8 Bring forth therefore and he say the Spirit of fruits meet for repentance: God descending like a dove, 9 And think not to say and lighting upon him: within yourselves; We have 17 And lo à voice from Abraham to our father : heaven, saying, This is my for I say unto you, that beloved Son, in whom I God is able of these stones ain well pleased. to raise up children unto Abraham.

CHAPTER IV. 10 And now also the ax is 1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. laid unto the root of the

11 The angels minister unto

him. 13 He dwelleth in Ca. trees: therefore every tree

pernaum, 17 beginneth to which bringeth not forth preach, 18 calleth Peter, and


Andrew, 21 James, and John, him, Get thee hence, Satan: 23 and healeth all the diseased.

for it is written, Thou shalt WHEN was Jesus led up worship the Lord, thy God, wilderness, to be tempted serve. of the devil.

11 Then the devil leaveth 2 And when he had fasted him, and, behold, angels forty days and forty nights, came and ministered unto he was afterward an hun him. gred.

12 Now,when Jesus had 3 And, when the tempter heard, that John was cast came to him, he said, if into prison, he departed thou be the Son of God, into Galilee; command, that these stones 13 And leaving Nazareth, be made bread.

he came and dwelt in Ca4. But he answered and pernaum, which is upon the said, It is written; Man sea coast, in the borders of shall not live by bread | Zabulon and Nephthalim : alone, but by every word, 14 That it might be fulthat proceedeth out of the filled, which was spoken by mouth of God.

Esaias, the prophet, saying, 5 Then the devil taketh 15 The land of Zabulon, him up into the holy city, and the land of Nephthaand setteth him on a pin- lim, by the way of the sea, nacle of the temple, beyond Jordan, Galilee of 6 And saith unto him, If the Gentiles; thou be the Son of God, 16 The people, which sat cast thyself down for it is in darkness saw great light; written; He shall give his and to them, which sat in angels charge concerning the region and shadow of thee: and in their hands death light is sprung up. they shall bear thee up, 17 | From that time Jesus lest at any time thou dash began to preach, and to thy foot against a stone. say, Repent? for the king

7 Jesus said unto him; It dom of heaven is at hand. is written again, Thou shalt 18 7 And Jesus, walking by not tempt the Lord thy God. the sea of Galilee, saw two 8 Again, the devil taketh brethren; Simon,called Pehim up into an exceeding ter, and Andrew, his brohigh mountain, and shew- ther, casting a net into the eth him all the kingdoms sea : for they were fishers. of the world, and the glory 19 And he saith unto of them;

them, Follow me, and I will 9 And saith unto him, make you fishers of men. All these things will I give 20 And they straightway thee, if thou wilt fall down left their nets, and followed and worship me.

him. 10 Then saith Jesus unto 21 And going on from

thence, he saw other two was set, his disciples came brethren, James the son of unto him: Zebedee, and John his bro 2 And he opened his ther, in a ship with Zebedee, mouth, and taught them, their father, mending their saying, nets; and he called them. 3 Blessed are the poor

22 And they immediately in spirit: for their's is the left the ship and their fa- kingdom of heaven. ther, and followed him. 4 Blessed are they, that

23 | And Jesus went a mourn: for they shall be bout all Galilee, teaching comforted. in their synagogues, and

5 Blessed are the meek:for preaching the gospel of the they shall inherit the earth. kingdom, and healing all 6 Blessed are they, which manner of sickness and all do hunger and thirst afmanner of disease among ter righteousness: for they the people.

shall be filled. 24 And his fame went 7 Blessed are the merciful: throughout all Syria : and for they shall obtain mercy. they brought unto him all 8 Blessed are the pure in sick people that were taken heart: for they shall see with divers diseases and God. torments, and those, which 9 Blessed are the peacewere possessed with devils, makers : for they shall be and those, which were luna- called the children of God. tick, and those that had the 10 Blessed are they, which palsy; and he healed them. are persecuted for righte

25 And there followed him ousness' sake: for their's is great multitudes of people the kingdom of heaven. from Galilee, and from 11 Blessed are ye, when Decapolis, and from Jeru men shall revile you, and salem, and from Judæa, persecute you, and shall say and from beyond Jordan. all manner of evil against CHAPTER V.

you falsely, for my sake. 1 Christ beginneth his sermon in

12 Rejoice, and be exceedthe mount: 3 declaring who ing glad: for great is your are blessed, 13 who are the reward in heaven: for so salt of the earth, 14 the light persecuted they the proof the world, the city on an hill, phets, which were before 15 the candle : 17 that he

you. came to fulfil the land. 21

13 Ye are the salt of the What it is to kill, 27 to commit adultery, 33 to strear:

earth: but, if the salt have 38 exhorteth to suffer wrong,

lost his savour, wherewith 44 to love even our enemies, 48 shall it be salted ? it is and to labour after perfectness. thenceforth good for no

tudes, he went up into and to be trodden under a mountain; and when he foot of men.

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