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THE GOSPEL

ACCORDING TO

SAINT MATTHEW.

CHAPTER I.

Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim 1 The genealogy of Christ from Abraham

to begat Eliud ; Joseph. 18 He was conceived by the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary when 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and she was espoused to Josephom? The completeEleazar begat Matthan; and Matand interpreteth the names of Christ. than begat Jacob;

THE book of the generation of 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the vid, the son of Abraham.

born Jesus, who is called Christ. 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac 17 So all the generations from begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Ju- Abraham to David are fourteen das and his brethren;

generations; and from David until 3 And Judas begat Phares and the carrying away into Babylon are Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat fourteen generations; and from the Esrom ; and Esrom begat Aram; carrying away into Babylon unto

4 And Aram begat Aminadab; Christ are fourteen generations. and Aminadab begat Naasson ; and 18 | Now the birth of Jesus Naasson begat Salmon;

Christ was on this wise: When as 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Ra- his mother Mary was espoused to chab; and Booz begat Obed of Joseph, before they came together, Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse ; she was found with child of the

6 And Jesse begat David the king; Holy Ghost. and David the king begat Solomon 19 Then Joseph her husband, beof her that had been the wife of ing a just man, and not willing to Urias;

make her a publick example, was 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; minded to put her away, privily. and Roboam begat Abia ; and Abia 20 But while he thought on these begat Asa;

things, behold, the angel of the Lord 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and appeared unto him in a dream, Josaphat begat Joram ; and Joram saying, Joseph, thou son of David, begat Ozias;

fear not to take unto thee Mary thy 9 And Ozias begat Joatham ; and wife: for that which is conceived Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz in her is of the Holy Ghost. begat Ezekias;

21 And she shall bring forth a 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses ; son, and thou shalt call his name and Manasses begat Amon; and JESUS: for he shall save his peoAmon begat Josias;

ple from their sins. 11 And Josias begat Jechonias 22 Now all this was done, that it and his brethren, about the time might be fulfilled which was spoken they were carried away to Babylon : of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

12 And after they were brought to 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; child, and shall bring forth a son, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel ; and they shall call his name Em

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; manuel, which being interpreted is, and Abiud begat Eliakim; and God with us. Eliakim begat Azor;

24 Then Joseph being raised from 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and sleep did as the angel of the Lord

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The wise men.

S. MATTHEW, II. Herod's cruelty. had bidden him, and took unto him into the house, they saw the young his wife:

child with Mary his mother, and 25 And knew her not till she had fell down, and worshipped him : brought forth her firstborn son: and when they had opened their and he called his name JESUS. treasures, they presented unto him CHAPTER II.

gifts; gold, and frankincense, and i The wise men out of the east are directed to myrrh. Christ by a star. il They worship him, and

12 And being warned of God in a offer their presents. 14 Joseph fleeth into Egypt, with Jesus and his mother. 16 Herod dream that they should not return slayeth the children : 20 himself, diethee 23 to Herod, they departed into their Christ is brought back again into Galilee to

own country another way. N Boekhwahem este un real in the ed; behold, the angel of the Lord days of Herod the king, behold, appeareth to Joseph in a dream, there came wise men from the east saying, Arise, and take the young to Jerusalem,

child and his mother, and flee into 2 Saying, Where is he that is born Egypt, and be thou there until I King of the Jews? for we have seen bring thee word: for Herod will seek his star in the east, and are come to the young child to destroy him. worship him.

14 When he arose, he took the 3 When Herod the king had heard young child and his mother by these things, he was troubled, and night, and departed into Egypt: all Jerusalem with him.

15 And was there until the death 4 And when he had gathered all of Herod : that it might be fulfilled the chief priests and scribes of the which was spoken of the Lord by people together, he demanded of the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt them where Christ should be born. have I called my son. 5 And they said unto him, In 16 | Then Herod, when he saw Bethlehem of Judæa; for thus it that he was mocked of the wise is written by the prophet,

men, was exceeding wroth, and sent 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the forth, and slew all the children that land of Juda, art not the least a- were in Bethlehem, and in all the mong the princes of Juda: for out coasts thereof, from two years old of thee shall come a Governor, that and under, according to the time shall rule my people Israel. which he had diligently enquired

7 Then Herod, when he had pri- of the wise men. vily called the wise men, enquired 17 Then was fulfilled that which of them diligently what time the was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, star appeared.

saying, 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, 18 In Rama was there a voice and said, Go and search diligently heard, lamentation, and weeping, for the young child; and when ye and great mourning, Rachel weephave found him, bring me word ing for her children, and would not again, that I may come and wor- be comforted, because they are not. ship him also.

19 | But when Herod was dead, 9 When they had heard the king, behold, an angel of the Lord apthey departed; and, lo, the star, peareth in a dream to Joseph in which they saw in the east, went Egypt, before them, till it came and stood 20 Saying, Arise, and take the over where the young child was. young child and his mother, and

10 When they saw the star, they go into the land of Israel: for they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. are dead which sought the young il | And when they were come child's life.

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· John preacheth. S. MATTHEW, III, IV. He baptizeth Christ.

21 And he arose, and took the fore every tree which bringeth not young child and his mother, and forth good fruit is hewn down, and came into the land of Israel.

cast into the fire. 22 But when he heard that Ar- 11 I indeed baptize you with wachelaus did reign in Judæa in the ter unto repentance : but he that room of his father Herod, he was cometh after me is mightier than afraid to go thither : notwith- 1, whose shoes I am not worthy to standing, being warned of God in bear: he shall baptize you with a dream, he turned aside into the the Holy Ghost, and with fire: parts of Galilee:

12 Whose fan is in his hand, and 23 And he came and dwelt in a he will throughly purge his floor, city called Nazareth : that it might and gather his wheat into the garbe fulfilled which was spoken by ner; but he will burn up the chaff the prophets, He shall be called a with unquenchable fire. Nazarene.

13 I'hen cometh Jesus from

Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be CHAPTER III.

baptized of him. 1 John preacheth: his office: life, and baptism. 14 But John forbad him, saying, 7 He reprehendeth the Pharisees, 13 and baptizeth Christ in Jordan.

I have need to be baptized of thee, N those days came John the and comest thou to me?

Baptist, preaching in the wil- 15 And Jesus answering said underness of Judæa,

to him, Suffer it to be so now: for 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the thus it becometh us to fulfil all kingdom of heaven is at hand. righteousness. Then he suffered

3 For this is he that was spoken him. of by the prophet Esaias, saying, 16 And Jesus, when he was bapThe voice of one crying in the wil- tized, went up straightway out of derness, Prepare ye the way of the the water : and, lo, the heavens Lord, make his paths straight. were opened

unto him, and he saw 4 And the same John had his rai- the Spirit of God descending like ment of camel's hair, and a leathern a dove, and lighting upon him : girdle about his loins; and his meat 17 And lo a voice from heaven, was locusts and wild honey. saying, This is my beloved Son, in

5 Then went out to him Jerusa- whom I am well pleased. lem, and all Judæa, and all the

CHAPTER IV. region round about Jordan,

1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. 11 The angels 6 And were baptized of him in minister unto him. 13 He dwelleth in CuperJordan, confessing their sins.

naum, 17 beginneth to preach, 18 calleth

Peter, and Andrew, 21 James, and John, 23 .8 T But when he saw many of and healeth all the diseased. the Pharisees and Sadducees come NHEN was Jesus led up of the to his baptism, he said unto them, spirit into the wilderness to O generation of vipers, who hath be tempted of the devil. warned you to flee from the wrath 2 And when he had fasted forty to come!

days and forty nights, he was af8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet terward an hungred. for repentance:

3 And when the tempter came to 9 And think not to say within him, he said, If thou be the Son yourselves, We have Abraham to of God, command that these stones our father : for I say unto you, that be made bread. God is able of these stones to raise 4 But he answered and said, It is up children unto Abraham. written, Man shall not live by bread

io And now also the ax is laid alone, but by every word that prounto the root of the trees: there- ceedeth out of the mouth of God.

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Christ beginneth S. MATTHEW, V.

to preach. 5 Then the devil taketh him up his brother, casting a net into the into the holy city, and setteth him sea : for they were fishers. on a pinnacle of the temple, 19 And he saith unto them, Fol6 And saith unto him, If thou be low me, and I will make you fishthe Son of God, cast thyself down: ers of men. for it is written, He shall give his 20 And they straightway left their angels charge concerning thee: and nets, and followed him. in their hands they shall bear thee 21 And going on from thence, he up, lest at any time thou dash thy saw other two brethren, James the foot against a stone.

son of Zebedee, and John his bro7 Jesus said unto him, It is writ- ther, in a ship with Zebedee their ten again, Thou shalt not tempt father, mending their nets; and he the Lord thy God.

called them. 8 Again, the devil taketh him up 22 And they immediately left the into an exceeding high mountain, ship and their father, and followed and sheweth him all the kingdoms him. of the world, and the glory of them; 23 | And Jesus went about all

9 And saith unto him, All these Galilee, teaching in their synathings will I give thee, if thou wilt gogues, and preaching the gospel fall down and worship me. of the kingdom, and healing all 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, manner of sickness and all manner Get thee hence, Satan: for it is of disease among the people. written, Thou shalt worship the 24 And his fame went throughout Lord thy God, and him only shalt all Syria: and they brought unto thou serve.

him all sick people that were taken 11 Then the devil leaveth him, with divers diseases and torments, and, behold, angels came and min- and those which were possessed istered unto him.

with devils, and those which were 12 Now when Jesus had heard lunatick, and those that had the that John was cast into prison, he palsy; and he healed them. departed into Galilee;

25 And there followed him great 13 And leaving Nazareth, he came multitudes of people from Galilee, and dwelt in Capernaum, which is and from Decapolis, and from Jeruupon the sea coast, in the borders salem, and from Judæa, and from of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

beyond Jordan. 14 That it might be fulfilled which

CHAPTER V. was spoken by Esaias the prophet,

1 Christ beginneth his sermon in the mount: saying,

3 declaring who are blessed, 13 who are the 15 The land of Zabulon, and the salt of the earth, 14 the light of the world, land of Nephthalim, by the way of came to fulfil the law. 21 What it is to kill,

27 to commit adultery, 33 to swear : 38 exthe sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of

horteth to suffer wrong, 44 to love even our the Gentiles;

enemies, 48 and to labour after perfectness.

ND , ness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and sha- when he was set, his disciples came dow of death light is sprung up:

unto him: 17 From that time Jesus be- 2 And he opened his mouth, and gan to preach, and to say, Repent: taught them, saying, for the kingdom of heaven is at 3 Blessed are the poor in spihand.

rit: for their's is the kingdom of 18 | And Jesus, walking by the heaven. sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, 4 Blessed are they that mourn: Simon called Peter, and Andrew for they shall be comforted.

the city on an hill, 15 the candle: 17 that he

16 The people which sat in darka A went

up into a mountain : and

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