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The genealogy of Christ.
1. & 17.12.
* 1 Chr. 3.
M". 1. Jesse begat David the king; and David the "1Sam.16. king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife 12 Sam. 7 of Urias; and Solomon begat Roboam; and 12. 24. 8 Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; and 10, &c. Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Jo9 ram; and Joram begat Ozias; and Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz 10 begat Ezekias; and 'Ezekias begat. Manasses; 12 Kings and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat 1Chr.3.13. 11 Josias; and Josias begat Jechonias and his m See brethren, about the time they were n carried 12 away to Babylon: and after they were brought "2 Kin.24. to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and & 25.11. 13 Salathiel begat P Zorobabel; and Zorobabel gat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; 14 Eliakim begat Azor; and Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim 15 Eliud; and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar 16 begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
14, 15, 16.
be- 2 Chr. 36.
52. 11, 15,
& 39. 9. & begat 28, 29, 30. Dan. 1. 2. 17, 19. Ezra 3.
So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away -into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
10. The genealogy of Christ from Joseph upwards. JESUS was (as was supposed) the son of 23 Joseph, which was the son of Heli, which was
the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son 25 of Janna, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge, 26 which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
°1 Chr. 3.
2. & 5.2. Neh. 12. 1.
Hag. 1. 1.
The genealogy of Christ.
which was the son of Joanna, which was the son L. 3. of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which 27 was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri, which was the son of Melchi, which was 28 the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er, which was the son of Jose, which was 29 the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Simeon, which was 30 the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim, which was the son of Melea, which 31 was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mata Zech. 12. tatha, which was the son of a Nathan, which was the son of David, which was the son of Jesse, 32 which was the son of Obed, which was the son of 1 Chr.3.5. Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson, which was the son of Ami- 33 1 Chron.2 nadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of 34 Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was d Gen. 11. the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, 24, 26. which was the son of Nachor, which was the son 35 of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of He
b 2 Sam. 5.
c Ruth 4.
e See Gen. ber, which was the son of Sala, which was the 36 son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, Gen. 5.6, which was the son of Sem, which was the son &c. & 11. of Noe, which was the son of Lamech, which was 37 10, &c. the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan, which 38 was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, Gen. 5. which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
11. An angel appears to the shepherds.
AND there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over 9 their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were 10 sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings 11 great joy, which shall be to all people. unto you is born this day in the city of 12 vid a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 13 in a manger. And suddenly there was the angel a multitude of the heavenly host 2. 14 praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the 20, 21. highest, and on earth peace, good will toward Dan. 7.10.
Col. 1. 23. b Is. 9. 6.
& 10.36. Phil. 2. 11.
12. & 32.1,
& 148. 2.
Heb. 1. 14.
Rev. 5. 13.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone Eph. 1.6. away from them into heaven, the shepherds said & 3.10,21. one to another, Let us now go even unto Beth-Is. 57. 19. lehem, and see this thing which is come to Rom. 5.1. Eph. 2.17. 16 which the Lord hath made known unto us. And Col. 1. 20. they came with haste, and found Mary, and 5 Eph. 2. 17 Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger. And 2 Thess. 2. when they had seen it, they made known abroad 16. 1 John the saying which was told them concerning this 18 child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shep19 herds. But Mary kept all these things, and Gen. 37. 20 pondered them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
2 stood hard by them. T. a the people. R. C.
4. 9, 10.
a Gen. 17. 12.
Lev. 12. 3.
b Lev. 12.
12. The circumcision and presentation of Christ
"AND when eight days were accomplished for
And when the days of her purification ac- 22 2, 3, 4, 6. cording to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (as it is written in the law of the 23 © Ex. 13.2. Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall & 22. 29. be called holy to the Lord;) and to offer a sa- 24 Nu. 3. 13. crifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.
& 34. 19.
& 18. 15.
2, 6, 8.
And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, 25 whose name was Simeon; and the same man e Is. 40.1. was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the 26 Ps. 89.48. Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, beHeb. 11.5. fore he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he 27 came by the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the law, then took 28 he him up in his arms, and blessed God, and Is. 52. 10. said, Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart 29 Is 9. 2. in peace, according to thy word: for mine eyes 30 h have seen thy salvation, which thou hast pre- 31 2,3. Acts pared before the face of all people; 'a light to 32 13. 47. lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people *Is. 8.14. Israel. And Joseph and his mother marvelled 33 Hos. 14.9. at those things which were spoken of him. And 34 33. 1 Cor. Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his
g Gen. 46. 30.
& 42. 6.
& 49. 6.
& 60. 1,
& 28. 28.
1. 23, 24.
2 Cor. 2.16. mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall Acts 28. and rising again of many in Israel; and for 'a sign which shall be spoken against; (yea, ma 35 sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,)
m Ps. 42. 2
2 dart. D. javelin. C. M.
L. 2. that the thoughts of many hearts may be re
36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the
7. 1 Tim.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of A. D. 1. Judæa in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came 2 wise men a from the east to Jeru- a Gen. 10. 2 salem, saying, Where is he that is born King 1 Kin4.30. of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the Num.24. east, and are come to worship him.
30. & 25.6.
Is. 60. 3.
When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he de- & 2 Chron. manded of them where Christ should be born. 34. 13. e Mal. 2.7. 5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Ju6 dæa: for thus it is written by the prophet, And £ Mic. 5. 2. thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my 6 Rev.2.27. 7 people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, 'enquired of them diligently 8 what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
2 eastern magi. C. 3 procured from them exact information. C.