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THE
HISTORY

... Of our Saviour...
J'esus CHRIST,

Related in the
Words of the Scriptures.

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Temple. Luke i.

SECT. II.
The conception of John the Baptiff

foretold by an Angel.
5. T Here was in the days of Herod the

1 King of Judea , a certain priest named Zacharias, of the (a) course of Abia : and his wife was of the daughters

of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6. And they were both righteous before God,

walking in all the commandments and 7. ordinances of the Lord, blameless. And

they had no child, because that Elizabeth was barren, and they both were now well

stricken in Years. 8. And it came to pass, that while he

executed the Priest's office before God in 9. order of his course, according to the

custom of the Priest's office, his lott was to burn incense when he went into the

temple of the Lord. 10. And the whole multitude of people

were praying without at the time of 11. incense, and there appeared unto him

an Angel of the Lord standing on the right 12. fide of the altar of incense. And when · Zacharias faw him he was troubled, 13. and fear fell upon him. But the Angel

said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias, for

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thy prayer is beard, and thy wife Eliza- Temple. berb Mall bear thee a Son, and thou shalt Luke i; call his name Job. And thou shalt have 146 joy and gladness, and many Mall rejoyce at his Birth. For be shall be great in ise the fight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink, and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghoft; even from his mothers womb., and many of 18. ihe children of Israel shall be turn to the Lord their God; and he shall go be: 175 fore him in the spirit and power of Elias, 10 turn the hearts of the fathers to the · children, and the disobedient to the wisedom of the just, to make ready à peos ple prepared for the Lord.

And Zacharias said unto the Angel, i8. whereby Shall I know this? For I am an old Man, and my wife well stricken in years.

And the Angel answering said unto ig him; I am Gabriel that stand in the presence of God, and am sent to Speak unto thee, and to thew thee these glad tidings. And behold thou malt be dumb, 201 and not able to speak; until the day that these things shall be performed; because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their seafon..

And the people waited for Zacharias, 21. and marvelled that he tarried so long in the Temple, and when he came out, iż: he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the Temple: for he beckned unto them, and remained speechless.

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SE C T. III. Nazareth. The conception and birth of Christ

. declared to Mary by the Angel." 26. AND in the sixth month; of Eli

A zabeth's being with Child'] the An

gel Gabriel was sent from God, unto a 27. City of Galilee, named Nazareth. To å virgin espoused to a man whose name

s Joseph, of the house of David, and 28. the virgins name was Mary. . And the

Angel came in unto her, and faid, Hail thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee : blessed art thou among women.

. 29. And when she saw him, The was trou

bled at his saying, and cast in her mind

what manner of falutation this should be. 30. And the Angel faid unto her, Fear not,

Mary, for thou hast found favour with 31. God. And bebold, thou shalt conceive

in thy womb, and bring forth a Son, and 32. halt call his Name Fefus. He shall be

great, and Mall be called the Son of the Highest ; and the Lord God Mall give

unto him the throne of his father David. 33. And he shall reign over the house of Fa

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