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as his mother Mary was espoused

to Joseph, before they came toJan. 2, May 3, Aug. 31.

gether, she was found with child THE book of the generation of 1 of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph

1 Jesus Christ, the son of Da her husband, being a just man, vid, the son of Abraham. Abra- and not willing to make her a ham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat publick example, was minded to Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas put her away priyily. But while and his brethren; and Judas be he thought on these things, begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; hold, the angel of the Lord apand Phares begat Esrom; and peared unto him in a dream, sayEsrom begat Aram; and Aram ing, Joseph, thou son of David, begat Aminadab; and Aminadab fear not to take unto thee Mary begat Naasson; and Naasson be | thy wife: for that which is congat Salmon; and Salmon begat ceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat And she shall bring forth a son, Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat and thou shalt call his name JEJesse ; and Jesse begat David the SUS: for he shall save his people king; and David the king begat from their sins. Now all this was Solomon of her that had been the done, that it might be fulfilled wife of Urias; and Solomon be- which was spoken of the Lord gat Roboam; and Roboam begat | by the prophet, saying, Behold, Abia; and Abia begat Asa; and a virgin shall be with child, and Asa begat Josaphat; and Josa shall bring forth a son, and they phat begat Joram; and Joram shall call his name Emmanuel, begat Ozias; and Ozias begat Jo which being interpreted is, God atham; and Joatham begat A with us. Then Joseph being raised chaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; from sleep did as the angel of the and Ezekias begat Manasses; and Lord had bidden him, and took Manasses begat Amon; and Amon unto him his wife: and knew her begat Josias; and Josias begat not till she had brought forth her Jechonias and his brethren, about firstborn son: and he called his the time they were carried away name JESUS. to Babylon : 'and after they were

CHAP. II. brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat

Jan. 3, Alay 4, Sept. 1. Zorobabel; and Zorobabel begat NOW when Jesus was born in Abiud; and Abiud begat Elia IV Bethlehem of Judæa in the kim; and Eliakim begat Azor; days of Herod the king, behold, and Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc there came wise men from the begat Achim; and Achim begat east to Jerusalem, saying, Where Eliud ; and Eliud begat Eleazar; is he that is born King of the and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Jews? for we have seen his star Matthan begat Jacob; and Jacob in the east, and are come to worbegat Joseph the husband of Ma ship him. When Herod the king ry, of whom was born Jesus, who had heard these things, he was is called Christ. So all the gene troubled, and all Jerusalem with rations from Abraham to David him. And when he had gathered are fourteen generations; and from all the chief priests and scribes of David until the carrying away in the people together, he demanded to Babylon are fourteen genera of them where Christ should be tions; and from the carrying away born. And they said unto him, Ir into Babylon unto Christ are four Bethlehem of Judæa: for thus it teen generations. Now the birth of is written by the prophet, And Jesus Christ was on this wise: When I thou Bethlehem, in the land o

Juda, art not the least among the ing, and great mourning, Rachel princes of Juda : for out of thee weeping for her children, and shall come a Governor, that shall would not be comforted, because rule my people Israel. Then He they are not. But when Herod rod, when he had privily called was dead, behold, an angel of the wise men, enquired of them the Lord appeareth in a dream to diligently what time the star ap- Joseph in Egypt, saying, Arise, peared.' And he sent them to and take the young child and his Bethlehem, and said, Go and mother, and go into the land of search diligently for the young Israel: for they are dead which child; and when ye have found sought the young child's life. And him, bring me word again, that he arose, and took the young I may come and worship him child and his mother, and came also. When they had heard the into the land of Israel. But when king, they departed; and, lo, the he heard that Archelaus did reign star, which they saw in the east, in Judæa in the room of his fawent before them, till it came and | ther Herod, he was afraid to go stood over where the young child thither: notwithstanding, being was. When they saw the star, warned of God in a dream, he they rejoiced with exceeding great turned aside into the parts of joy. And when they were come Galilee: and he came and dwelt into the house, they saw the young in a city called Nazareth : that it child with Mary his mother, and might be fulfilled which was spofell down, and worshipped him: ken by the prophets, He shall be and when they had opened their called a Nazarene. treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and

CHAP. III. myrrh. And being warned of God

Jan. 4, May 5, Sept. 2. in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed

Trinity Sunday, Morning. into their own country another

Saint John Baptist, Morning. way. And when they were de TN those days came John the parted, behold, the angel of the I Baptist, preaching in the wil. Lord appeareth to Joseph in a derness of Judæa, and saying, dream, saying, Arise, and take Repent ye: for the kingdom of the young child and his mother, heaven is at hand. For this is he and flee into Egypt, and be thou that was spoken of by the prothere until I bring thee word: for phet Esaias, saying, The voice of Herod will seek the young child | one crying in the wilderness, Preto destroy him. When he arose, pare ye the way of the Lord, make he took the young child and his his paths straight. And the same mother by night, and departed John had his raiment of camel's into Egypt: and was there until hair, and a leathern girdle about the death of Herod: that it might his loins; and his meat was locusts be fulfilled which was spoken of and wild honey. Then went out the Lord by the prophet, saying, to him Jerusalem, and all Judæa, Out of Egypt have I called my and all the region round about son. Then Herod, when he saw Jordan, and were baptized of him that he was mocked of the wise in Jordan, confessing their sins. men, was exceeding wroth, and But when he saw many of the sent forth, and slew all the chil- Pharisees and Sadducees come to dren that were in Bethlehem, and his baptism, he said unto them, in all the coasts thereof, from two O generation of vipers, who hath years old and under, according to warned you to flee from the wrath the time which he had diligently to come? bring forth therefore enquired of the wise men. Then fruits meet for repentance: and was fulfilled that which was spo think not to say within yourken by Jeremy the prophet, say selves, We have Abraham to our ing, In Rama was there a voice father: for I say unto you, that heard, lamentation, and weep- | God is able of these stones to raise

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up children unto Abraham. And | Jesus said unto him, It is writnow also the ax is laid unto the ten again, Thou shalt not tempt root of the trees: therefore eve the Lord thy God. Again, the ry tree which bringeth not forth devil taketh him up into an exgood fruit is hewn down, and cast ceeding high mountain, and shewinto the fire. I indeed baptize you eth him all the kingdoms of the with water unto repentance: but world, and the glory of them; and he that cometh after me is migh saith unto him, All these things tier than I, whose shoes I am not will I give thee, if thou wilt fall worthy to bear: he shall baptize down and worship me. Then saith you with the Holy Ghost, and Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, with fire: whose fan is in his Satan : for it is written, Thou hand, and he will throughly purge shalt worship the Lord thy God, his floor, and gather his wheat and him only shalt thou serve. into the garner; but he will burn Then the devil leaveth him, and, up the chaff with unquenchable | behold, angels came and minisfire. Then cometh Jesus from Ga. tered unto him. Now when Jesus lilee to Jordan unto John, to be had heard that John was cast into baptized of him. But John for prison, he departed into Galilee; bad him, saying, I have need to and leaving Nazareth, he came be baptized of thee, and comest and dwelt in Capernaum, which thou to me? And Jesus answer is upon the sea coast, in the boring said unto him, Suffer it to be ders of Zabulon and Nephthalim : so now: for thus it becometh us that it might be fulfilled which to fulfil all righteousness. Then was spoken by Esaias the prohe suffered him. And Jesus, when phet, saying, The land of Zabuhe was baptized, went up straight lon, and the land of Nephthalim, way out of the water: and, lo, the by the way of the sea, beyond Jorheavens were opened unto him, dan, Galilee of the Gentiles; the and he saw the Spirit of God de people which sat in darkness saw scending like a dove, and lighting great light; and to them which upon him: and lo a voice from sat in the region and shadow of heaven, saying, This is my beloved death light is sprung up. From Son, in whom I am well pleased. that time Jesus began to preach, CHAP. IV.

and to say, Repent: for the king

dom of heaven is at hand. And Jan. 5, May 6, Sept. 3. Jesus, walking by the sea of GaTHEN was Jesus led up of the lilee, saw two brethren, Simon

1 spirit into the wilderness to be called Peter, and Andrew his brotempted of the devil. And when ther, casting a net into the sea : he had fasted forty days and forty for they were fishers. And he nights, he was afterward an hun saith unto them, Follow me, and gred. And when the tempter came I will make you fishers of men. to him, he said, If thou be the And they straightway left their Son of God, command that these nets, and followed him. And gostones be made bread. But he ing on from thence, he saw other answered and said, It is written, two brethren, James the son of Man shall not live by bread alone, Zebedee, and John his brother, but by every word that proceed in a ship with Zebedee their faeth out of the mouth of God. ther, mending their nets; and he Then the devil taketh him up | called them. And they immeinto the holy city, and setteth him diately left the ship and their faon a pinnacle of the temple, and ther, and followed him. And Jesus saith unto him, If thou be the went about all Galilee, teaching Son of God, cast thyself down: in their synagogues, and preachfor it is written, He shall give his ing the gospel of the kingdom, angels charge concerning thee: and healing all manner of sickand in their hands they shall bear ness and all manner of disease thee up, lest at any time thou among the people. And his fame dash thy foot against a stone. I went throughout all Syria : and

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they brought unto him all sick and glorify your Father which is people that were taken with di- in heaven. Think not that I am vers diseases and torments, and come to destroy the law, or the those which were possessed with prophets: I am not come to dedevils, and those which were lu stroy, but to fulfil. For verily I natick, and those that had the say unto you, Till heaven and palsy; and he healed them. And earth pass, one jot or one tittle there followed him great multi shall in no wise pass from the tudes of people from Galilee, and law, till all be fulfilled. Whosofrom Decapolis, and from Jeru ever therefore shall break one of salem, and from Judæa, and from these least commandments, and beyond Jordan.

shall teach men so, he shall be CHAP. V.

called the least in the kingdom of

heaven: but whosoever shall do Jan. 7, May 7, Sept. 4.

and teach them, the same shall AND seeing the multitudes, he be called great in the kingdom of

went up into a mountain : heaven. For I say unto you, That and when he was set, his disciples except your righteousness shall came unto him: and he opened exceed the righteousness of the his mouth, and taught them, say scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in ing, Blessed are the poor in spi no case enter into the kingdom rit: for their's is the kingdom of of heaven. Ye have heard that heaven. Blessed are they that it was said by them of old time, mourn : for they shall be com Thou shalt not kill; and whosoforted. Blessed are the meek: ever shall kill shall be in danger for they shall inherit the earth. of the judgment: but I say unto Blessed are they which do hunger you, That whosoever is angry with and thirst after righteousness : his brother without a cause shall for they shall be filled. Blessed be in danger of the judgment : are the merciful: for they shall and whosoever shall say to his obtain mercy. Blessed are the brother, Raca, shall be in danger pure in heart: for they shall see of the council : but whosoever God. Blessed are the peacemak shall say, Thou fool, shall be in ers: for they shall be called the danger of hell fire. Therefore if children of God. Blessed are they thou bring thy gift to the altar, which are persecuted for righte and there rememberest that thy ousness' sake: for their's is the brother hath ought against thee; kingdom of heaven. Blessed are leave there thy gift before the ye, when men shall revile you, altar, and go thy way; first be and persecute you, and shall say reconciled to thy brother, and all manner of evil against you then come and offer thy gift. Afalsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and gree with thine adversary quickly, be exceeding glad : for great is whiles thou art in the way with your reward in heaven: for so per him ; lest at any time the adversecuted they the prophets which sary deliver thee to the judge, were before you. Ye are the salt and the judge deliver thee to the of the earth: but if the salt have officer, and thou be cast into prilost his savour, wherewith shall it son. Verily I say unto thee, Thou be salted ? it is thenceforth good shalt by no means come out for nothing, but to be cast out, thence, till thou hast paid the utand to be trodden under foot of termost farthing. Ye have heard men. Ye are the light of the that it was said by them of old world. A city that is set on an time, Thou shalt not commit ahill cannot be hid. Neither do dultery: but I say unto you, That men light a candle, and put it whosoever looketh on a woman under a bushel, but on a candle to lust after her hath committed stick; and it giveth light unto all | adultery with her already in his that are in the house. Let your heart. And if thy right eye offend light so shine before men, that thee, pluck it out, and cast it from they may see your good works, thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should and on the unjust. For if ye love perish, and not that thy whole them which love you, what rebody should be cast into hell. And ward have ye? do not even the if thy right hand offend thee, cut publicans the same? And if ye it off, and cast it from thee: for salute your brethren only, what do it is profitable for thee that one of ye more than others do not even thy members should perish, and | the publicans so? Be ye therefore not that thy whole body should be perfect, even as your Father which cast into hell. It hath been said, is in heaven is perfect. Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of

CHAP. VỊ. divorcement: but I say unto you, Jan. 8, May 8, Sept. 5. That whosoever shall put away MAKE heed that ye do not his wife, saving for the cause of 1 your alins before men, to be fornication, causeth her to com seen of them: otherwise ye have mit adultery: and whosoever shall no reward of your Father which marry her that is divorced com is in heaven. Therefore when mitteth adultery. Again, ye have thou doest thine alms, do not heard that it hath been said by sound a trumpet before thee, as them of old time, Thou shalt not the hypocrites do in the synaforswear thyself, but shalt per gogues and in the streets, that form unto the Lord thine oaths: they may have glory of men. Vebut I say unto you, Swear not at rily I say unto you, They have all; neither by heaven; for it is their reward. But when thou doGod's throne: nor by the earth; est alms, let not thy left hand for it is his footstool: neither by know what thy right hand doJerusalem; for it is the city of eth: that thine alms may be in the great King. Neither shalt secret: and thy Father which thou swear by thy head, because seeth in secret himself shall rethou canst not make one hair ward thee openly. And when white or black. But let your com thou prayest, thou shalt not be munication be, Yea, yea; Nay, as the hypocrites are: for they nay: for whatsoever is more than love to pray standing in the synathese cometh of evil. Ye have gogues and in the corners of the heard that it hath been said, An streets, that they may be seen of eye for an eye, and a tooth for a men. Verily I say unto you, They tooth: but I say unto you, That have their reward. But thou, ye resist not evil: but whosoever when thou prayest, enter into thy shall smite thee on thy right closet, and when thou hast shut cheek, turn to him the other also. thy door, pray to thy Father And if any man will sue thee at which is in secret ; and thy Fathe law, and take away thy coat, ther which seeth in secret shall let him have thy cloke also. And reward thee openly. But when whosoever shall compel thee to ye pray, use not vain repetitions, go a mile, go with him twain. as the heathen do: for they think Give to him that asketh thee, and that they shall be heard for their from him that would borrow of much speaking. Be not ye therethee turn not thou away. Ye have fore like unto them: for your Faheard that it hath been said, Thou ther knoweth what things ye have shalt love thy neighbour, and hate need of, before ye ask him. After thine enemy. But I say unto you, this manner therefore pray ye: Love your enemies, bless them Our Father which art in heaven, that curse you, do good to them Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingthat hate you, and pray for them dom come. Thy will be done in which despitefully use you, and earth, as it is in heaven. Give persecute you; that ye may be us this day our daily bread. And the children of your Father which forgive us our debts, as we foris in heaven: for he maketh his give our debtors. And lead us sun to rise on the evil and on the not into temptation, but deliver good, and sendeth rain on the just l us from evil: Forthine is the

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