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OW band, being a just man, and in not willing to make her a in the days of Herod the king, publick example, was mind- behold, there came wise men ed to put her away privily. from the east to Jerusalem, 20 But while he thought on 2 Saying, Where is he that these things, behold, the an- is born King of the Jews ? gel of the Lord appeared un- for we have seen his star in to him in a dream, saying, the east, and are come to Joseph, thou son of David, worship him. fear not to take unto thee 3 When Herod the king had Mary thy wife: for that heard these things, he was which is conceived in her troubled, and all Jerusalem is of the Holy Ghost.

with him. 21 And she shall bring forth 4 And when he had gathera son, and thou shalt call ed all the chief priests and his name JESUS: for he shall scribes of the people togesave his people from their ther, he demanded of them sins.

where Christ should be born. 22 Now all this was done, 5 And they said unto him, that it might be fulfilled In Bethlehem of Judæa: for which was spoken of the thus it is written by the Lord by the prophet, saying, prophet,

23 Behold, a virgin shall be 6 And thou Bethlehem, in with child, and shall bring the land of Juda, art not the forth a son, and they shat least among the princes of call his name Emmanuel, Juda: for out of thee shall which being interpreted is, come a Governor, that shall God with us.

rule my people Israel. 24 Then Joseph being rais- 7 Then Herod, when he ed from sleep did as the had privily called the wise angel of the Lord had bid- men, enquired of them diliden him, and took unto him gently what time the star his wife:

appeared. 25 And knew her not till 8. And he sent them to she had brought forth her Bethlehem, and said, Go firstborn son: and he called and search diligently for his name JESUS.

the young child; and when CHAPTER II. ye have found him, bring 1 The wise men out of the east are

me word again, that directed to Christ by a star. 11 may come and worship him They worship him, and offer their also. presents. 14 Joseph fleeth into Egypt, with Jesus and his mother.

9 When they had heard the 16 Herod slayeth the children: 20

king, they departed; and, lo, unself dieth. 23 Christ is brought the star, which they saw in Back ajain into Galilee to Nazareth. the east, went before them,

til it came and stood over two years old and under, ac. where the young child was. cording to the time which

10 When they saw the star, he had diligently enquired they rejoiced with exceed of the wise men. ing great joy,

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

12 And being warned of 19 But when Herod was God in a dream that they dead, behold, an angel of the should not return to Herod, Lord appeareth in a dream they departed into their own to Joseph in Egypt, country another way.

20 Saying, Arise, and take 13 And when they were de- the young child and his moparted, behold, the angel of ther, and go into the land of the Lord appeareth to Joseph Israel: for they are dead in a dream, saying, Arise, which sought the young and take the young child child's life. and his mother, and flee in- 21 And he arose, and took to Egypt, and be thou there the young child and his mountil I bring thee word : for ther, and came into the Herod will seek the young land of Israel. child to destroy him.

22 But when he heard that 14 When he arose, he took Archelaus did reign in Juthe young child and his mo- dæa in the room of his father by night, and departed ther Herod, he was afraid to into Egypt:

go thither: notwithstanding, 15 And was there until the being warned of God in a death of Herod: that it dream, he turned aside into might be fulfilled which was the parts of Galilee : spoken of the Lord by the 23 And came and dwelt prophet, saying, Out of E- in a city called Nazareth : gypt have I called my son. that it might be fulfilled 16 Then Herod, when he which was spoken by the saw that he was mocked of prophets, He shall be called the wise men, was exceeding a Nazarene. wroth, and sent forth, and CHAPTER III. slew all_the children that 1 John preacheth: his office : life,

and baptism. 7 He reprehendeth ile were in Bethlehem, and in

Pharisees, 13 and baptizeth Christ all the coasts thereof, from in Jordan.

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

shall baptize you with the 3 For this is he that was Holy Ghost, and with fire: spoken of by the prophet E- 12 Whose fan is in his hand, saias, saying, The voice of and he will throughly purge one crying in the wilder- his floor, and gather his ness, Prepare ye the way of wheat into the garner; but the Lord, make his paths he will burn up the chaff straight.

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unquenchable fire. 4 And the same John had 13 | Then cometh Jesus his raiment of camel's hair, from Galilee to Jordan unto and a leathern girdle about John, to be baptized of him. his loins; and his meat was 14 But John forbad him, locusts and wild honey. saying, I have need to be 5 Then went out to him baptized of thee, and comest Jerusalem, and all Judæa, thou to me? and all the region round a- 15 And Jesus answering bout Jordan,

said unto him, Suffer it to le 6 And were baptized of him so now: for thus it becometh in Jordan, confessing their us to fulfil all righteousness. sins.

Then he suffered him. 7 ? But when he saw many

16 And Jesus, when he was of the Pharisees and Saddu- baptized, went up straightcees come to his baptism, he way out of the water: and, said unto them, o genera- lo, the heavens were opened tion of vipers, who hath unto him, and he saw the warned you to flee from the Spirit of God descending wrath to come?

like a dove, and lighting 8 Bring forth therefore upon him: fruits meet for repentance :

17 And lo a voice from hea9 And think not to say with yen, saying, This is my bein yourselves, We have Abra- loved Son, in whom I am ham to our father: for 1 well pleased. unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up chil

CHAPTER IV. dren unto Abraham.

1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. 11 10 And now also the axe is

T'he angels minister unto him. 13

He dwelleth in Capernaum, 17 lelaid unto the root of the ginneth to preach, 18 calleth Peter, trees : therefore every tree and Andrew, 21 James, and John, which bringeth not forth

23 and healeth all the diseased. good fruit is hewn down, MHEN was Jesus led up and cast into the fire.

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wilderness to be tempted of and him only shalt thou the devil.

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

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

13 And leaving Nazareth, 4 But he answered and said, he came and dwelt in CaperIt is written, Man shall not naum, which is upon the sea live by bread alone, but by coast, in the borders of Za. every word that proceedeth bulon and Nephthalim: out of the mouth of God. 14 That it might be fulfilled

5 Then the devil taketh him which was spoken by Esaias up into the holy city, and the prophet, saying, setteth him on a pinnacle of 15 The land of Zabulon, and the temple,

the land of Nephthalim, by 6 And saith unto him, If the way of the sea, beyond thou be the Son of God, cast Jordan, Galilee of the Genthyself down: for it is writ- tiles; ten, He shall give his angels 16 The people which sat in charge concerning thee: and darkness saw great light; in their hands they shall and to them which sat in bear thee up, lest at any time the region and shadow of thou dash thy foot against a death light is sprung up. stone.

17 | From that time Jesus 7 Jesus said unto him, It began to preach, and to say: is written again, Thou shalt Repent: for the kingdom of not tempt the Lord thy God. heaven is at hand. 8 Again, the devil taketh 18 ( And Jesus, walking by him up into an exceeding the sea of Galilee, saw two high mountain, and shew- brethren, Simon called Peeth him all the kingdoms ter, and Andrew his brother, of the world, and the glory casting a net into the sea : of them;

for they were fishers. 9 And saith unto him, All 19 And he saith unto them, these things will I give thee, Follow me, and I will make if thou wilt fall down and you fishers of men. worship me.

20 And they straightway 10 Then saith Jesus unto left their nets, and followed him, Get thee hence, Satan: him. for it is written, Thou shalt 21 And going on

from worship the Lord thy God, thence, he saw other two br

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thren, James the son of Ze- ! 2 And he opened his mouth, bedee, and John his brother, and taught them, saying, in a ship with Zebedee their 3 Blessed are the poor in father, mending their nets; spirit: for their's is the and he called them.

kingdom of heaven. 22 And they immediately 4 Blessed are they that left the ship and their fa- mourn: for they shall be ther, and followed him. comforted.

23 And Jesus went about 5 Blessed are the meek: for all Galilee, teaching in their they shall inherit the earth. synagogues, and preaching 6 Blessed are they which the gospel of the kingdom, do hunger and thirst after and healing all manner of righteousness: for they shall sickness and all manner of be filled. disease among the people. 7 Blessed are the merciful:

24 And his fame went for they shall obtain mercy. throughout all Syria : and 8 Blessed are the pure in they brought unto him all heart: for they shall see God. sick people that were taken 9 Blessed are the peacewith divers diseases and tor- makers : for they shall be ments, and those which were called the children of God. possessed with devils, and 10 Blessed are they which those which were lunatick, are persecuted for righteousand those that had the palsy; ness' sake: for their's is the and he healed them.

kingdom of heaven. 25 And there followed him 11 Blessed are ye, when men great multitudes of people shall revile you, and perse: from Galilee, and from De- cute you, and shall say all capolis, and from Jerusalem, manner of evil against you and from Judæa, and from falsely, for my sake. beyond Jordan.

12 Rejoice, and be exceedCHAPTER V.

ing glad: for great is your 1 Christ beginneth his sermon in the reward in heaven: for so mount: 3 declaring who are blessed, persecuted they the prophets 13 who are the sait of the earth, 14 which were before you. the light of the world, the city on an 13 Ye are the salt of the hill, 15 the candle : 17 that he came earth: but if the salt have to fulfil the law, 21 What it is to kill

, 27 to commit adultery, 33 to lost his savour, wherewith swear: 38 exhorteth to suffer wrong, shall it be salted it is 44 to love even our enemies, 48 and thenceforth good for no. to labour after perfectness.

thing, but to be cast out, ND seeing the multi- and to be trodden under a mountain: and when he 14 Ye are the light of the was set, his disciples came world. A city that is set ou unto him:

an hill cannot be hid.

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