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A. D. 1.
Herod's massacre of the infants.
When they had heard the king, they depart- M". 2. ed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the 9 east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they 10 saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
And when they were come into the house, 11 they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when Ps.72.10. they had opened their treasures, "they presentIs. 60. 6. ed unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and
myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream 12 that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way. And 13 when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. When he arose, 14 he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: and was there until 15 the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, Hos. 11.1. saying, 'Out of Egypt have I called my son.
A. D. 2.
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked 16 of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, 4 from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken 17 *Jer. 31. by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was 18 there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping,
and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her
But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel 19
2 caskets. C. 8 male children. D. C.
Christ questioneth with the doctors.
M". 2. of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in A. D. 2. 20 Egypt, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's 21 life. And he arose, and took the young child
and his mother, and came into the land of Is22 rael. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judæa in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned 23 aside into the parts of Galilee: and he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Judg. 13. prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
14. Jesus, when twelve years of age, questions
AND the child grew, and waxed strong in
5. 1 Sam.
a Ex. 23.
Now his parents went to Jerusalem every A. D. 12. 42 year at the feast of the passover. And when he 15, 17. was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusa- & 34. 23. 43 lem after the custom of the feast. And when Deut. 16. they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. 45 And when they found him not, they turned 46 back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them 47 questions. And all that heard him were asto48 nished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I
The preaching of John.
A. D. 12. have sought thee sorrowing. And he said unto L. 2. them, "How is it that ye sought me? wist ye 49 "not that I must be about my Father's busi"ness?" And they understood not the saying 50 which he spake unto them.
And he went down with them, and came to 51 Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his Dan. 7. mother "kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, 52 and in favour with God and man.
c1 Sam. 2.
A. D. 29.
15. The ministry of John the Baptist.
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of L. 3.
Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judæa, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituræa and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the Acts 4.6. tetrarch of Abilene, Annas and Caiaphas being 2 the high priests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the country about Jordan, 3 3 preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins; as it is written in the prophets, Mk. 1. ↳ Mal. 3. 1. b Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, 2 © Is. 40. 3. which shall prepare thy way before thee.
voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain L. 3. and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked 5 shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall d Ps. 98. 2. be made smooth; and all flesh shall see the 6 salvation of God. And the same John had his M". 3. Zech.13.4. raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle 4 f Lev. 11. about his loins; and his meat was flocusts and 22. 8 wild honey.
Is. 52. 10. e2 Kin.1.8.
g 1 Sam.
Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all 5 Judæa, and all the region round about Jordan, Acts 19. and were baptized of him in Jordan, confess- 6 ing their sins.
2 at my Father's. D. C. proclaiming. C. reformation. C.
John's testimony of Christ.
But when he saw many of the Pharisees and A. D. 29. 7 Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned 8 you to flee from the wrath to come? bring i Rom. 5.9. 9 forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: and Thes. 1. think not to say within yourselves, We have * Acts 13. Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children 10 unto Abraham. And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
L. 3. 10, 11
4. 1, 11, 16.
And the people asked him, saying, 'What 'Acts 2.37. shall we do then? He answereth and saith unto them, m He that hath two coats, let him impart m 2 Cor. 8. to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, 2.15, 16. 12 let him do likewise. Then came also publicans 1 John 3. to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what 17.& 4.20. 13 shall we do? And he said unto them, Exact no 14 more than that which is appointed you. And
the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying,
n Ex. 23.1.
And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether 16 he were the Christ, or not; John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost 17 and with fire: whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather Mic. 4.12. the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
2 impending vengeance. C.
THE TRANSACTIONS OF ABOUT SIX MONTHS, FROM JESUS'
A. D. 30.
16. The baptism of Christ.
THEN Cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus 15 answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus, when 16 he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water and, lo, the heavens were opened Is. 11.2. unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God de- L. 3. scending in a bodily shape like a dove, and light- 22 Ps. 2.7. ing upon him and lo a voice from heaven, M. 3. Eph. 1.6. saying, "This is my beloved Son, in whom I 17
& 42. 1.
Is. 42. 1.
Col. 1. 13.
2 Pet. 1.17.
c See Nu.
4. 3,35,39, 43, 47.
am well pleased.
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty L. 3. years of age.
17. The temptation of Christ.
AND Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost re- L. 4. turned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit 1 into the wilderness, being forty days tempted 2 of the devil; and was with the wild beasts. Mk. 1. *Ex.34.28. And in those days he did eat nothing: and 13 when they were ended, he afterward hungered. L. 4. 2 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the 3 Son of God, command this stone that it be made Deu. 8.3. bread. And Jesus answered him, saying, "It 4 " is written, That man shall not live by bread "alone, but by every word of God."
And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set 9 him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto