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The angel's visit to Mary.

marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. L. 1.
And when he came out, he could not speak 22
unto them: and they perceived that he had seen
a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto
them, and remained speechless. And it came to 23
pass, that, as soon as P the days of his ministra-
tion were accomplished, he departed to his own

p See
2 Kin.11.5.
1 Chr.9.25.


23. Is. 4.1.




And after those days his wife Elisabeth con- 24 ceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Thus 25

hath the Lord dealt with me in the days where9 Gen. 30. in he looked on me, to 9 take away my reproach & 54.1, 4. among men. 4. The annunciation.

L. 1. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin ’ espoused to a man whose 27 name was Joseph, of the house of David; and

; the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel 28 a Dan.9.23. came in unto her, and said, “Hail, thou that art & 10.19; "highly favoured, bthe Lord is with thee: blessed b Judg. 6.

art thou among women. And when she saw 29
him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in
her mind what manner of salutation this should
be. And the angel said unto her, Fear not, 30

Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. • Is. 7.14. ‘And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, 31

and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name

JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called 32 a 2 Sam. 7. the Son of the Highest: and d the Lord God 11, 12.

shall give unto him the throne of his father & 16. 5. David : ® and he shall reign over the house of 33 Jer 3, 6. Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall Rev. 3.7. be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, 34 * Dan244. How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? & 7.14,27. Obad. 21. And the angel answered and said unto her, The 35 Mic 4.7: Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore


Is. 9. 6, 7.


graciously accepted, or, much graced. marg.


. 1. 8.

betrothed. C.

The salutation of Mary.


Rom. 1.4






L. 1. also that holy thing which shall be born of thee 36 shall be called 'the Son of God. And, behold, 'Acts 8.37.

thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a

son in her old age: and this is the sixth month 37 with her, who was called barren. For 6 with Gen. 18. 38 God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary Jer. 32. 17. said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it Zech. 8. 6.

Rom. 4.21. unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. 5. The prophecy of Elisabeth and of Mary

concerning Christ. L. 1.

And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, a into a city of Juda; a Josh. 21. 40 and entered into the house of Zacharias, and

9, 10, 11. 41 saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that,

when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary,

the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth 42 was filled with the Holy Ghost: and she spake

out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed art - Judg. 5.

thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of 24. 43 thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the 44 mother of my Lord should come to me? for, lo,

as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded

in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for 45 joy. And a blessed is she 'that believed: for there Ps. 34.2, 3;

shall be a performance of those things which & 35.9 46 were told her from the Lord. And Mary said, a 1 Sam. 1. 47° My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit Ps. 138. 6. 48 * hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For dhe Mal3:12

f Ps.71.19. hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden : & 126.2,3. for, behold, from henceforth all generations Gen.17.7.

h 49 shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty Ps. 103.

hath done to me great things; and 6 holy is 1718. 50 his name. And his mercy is on them that fear & 118. 15. 51 him from generation to generation. 'He hath


i shewed strength with his arm; he hath scat- & 52. 10. tered the proud in the imagination of their 1 Pet. 5. 5.

happy. D. C. 3 which believed that there shall be. marg. joiceth. T.



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i Ps. 98. 1.


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The nativity and circumcision of John.

6, &c.

2. 5.
Ps. 34.10.

19. Ps.132

11. 28.



1 Sam. 2. hearts. "He hath put down the mighty from L. 1. Job 5. 11. their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 52 Ps. 113.6. m He hath filled the hungry with good things ; 53

and the rich he hath sent empty away. He 54 Ps. 98.3. hath ? holpen his servant Israel, "in remembrance 2er. 31.3, of his mercy; oas he spake to our fathers, to 55 • Gen. 17; Abraham, and to his seed for ever. And Mary 56 11. Rom. abode with her about three months, and reGal. 3. 16. turned to her own house. 6. The nativity and circumcision of John.

L. 1 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she

57 should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. And her neighbours and her cousins heard 58 how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon

her; and they rejoiced with her. And it came 59 a Gen. 17. to pass, that on the eighth day they came to Lev. 12 3. circumcise the child; and they called him Za

charias, after the name of his father. And his 60
mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall
be called John. And they said unto her, There 61
is none of thy kindred that is called by this
name. And they made signs to his father, how 62
he would have him called. And he asked for 63
a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is
John. And they marvelled all. And his mouth 64

was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, 17. & 89. and he spake, and praised God. And fear came 65

on all that dwelt round about them: and all *Joe! 228. these * sayings were noised abroad throughout

all the hill country of Judæa. And all they that 66 P5,41,13. heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, & 106.48. What manner of child shall this be! And the & 4.31.o hand of the Lord was with him. And his father 67 Ps. 111.9. Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and

prophesied, saying, "Blessed be the Lord God of 68 6.& 30.16 Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his Dan. 9:24 people, and hath raised up an horn of salvation 69 Rom. 1. 2. for us in the house of his servant David; 8 as 70

supported. Macknight. 3 relations. C. * things. C. M.

b Gen. 39. 2. Ps. 80.

21. Acts 11. 21.



d 1 Kings

1. 48.

& 72. 18.

e Ex.3.16.


f Ps. 132 17.






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45. Ezek.

i . 3. & 17.4.

17. Heb.


1 Jer. 32.

2 Thess. 2

1.9. Tit. 2

2 Pet. 1. 4.


Mal3. 1.



& 42. 7.

Acts 26. 18.

An angel appears to Joseph.

7 L. 1. he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, TM Lev. 26. 71 which have been since the world began: that 32. 16.598

we should be saved from our enemies, and from 9. & 106. 72 the hand of all that hate us; "to perform the 16.60.

mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember Gen. 12. 73 his holy covenant; 'the oath which he sware to & 22. 16, 74 our father Abraham, that he would grant unto 6. 13, 17. us, that we being delivered out of the hand of Rom. 6.

18. 75 our enemies might k serve him without fear, 'in Heb. 9.14.

holiness and righteousness before him, all the 39, 40. 76 days of our life. And thou, child, shalt be called Eph.4.24.

the prophet of the Highest : form thou shalt go 13. 2 Tim.

before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 12. 1 Pet. 77 to give knowledge of salvation unto his people 78 by the remission of their sins, through the tender - Is. 40. 3.

mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from &0.5 79 on high hath visited us, “ to give light to them ". I.9: 2.

that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, & 49. 8. to guide our feet into the way of

peace. 7. An angel appears to Joseph. M". 1.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused

to Joseph, before they came together, she was
19 found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Jo-

seph her husband, being a just man, and not
willing to make her a publick example, was Deut. 24.

20 minded to put her away privily. But while he

thought on these things, behold, the angel of
the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying,
Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take
unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is
21 conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And

she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call

his name JESUS: for "he shall save his people b Acts 4. 22 from their sins. Now all this was done, that it

might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord 23, 38. 23 by the prophet, saying, "Behold, 'a virgin shall • Is 7. 14 be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and 3 divorce. Č. a messenger. c.

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they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being M". 1.
interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being 24
raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord
had bidden him, and took unto him his wife :

and knew her not till she had brought forth 25
a Ex. 13.2. d her firstborn son.
8. The nativity of Christ.

L. 2. And it came to pass in those days, that there

went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that Acts 5. all the world should be taxed. (* And this taxing 2

was first ? made when Cyrenius was governor of
Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one 3
into his own city. And Joseph also went up 4

from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Sam. Judæa, unto "the city of David, which is called 16. 1, 4.

Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and
lineage of David :) to be taxed with Mary his 5
espoused wife, being great with child.

And so it was, that, while they were there, 6
the days were accomplished that she should be
delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn 7
son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and
laid him in a manger; because there was no
room for them in the inn.


a Ps. 132. 11. Is.11.1. Jer. 23. 5. Acts 2.30. & 13. 23.






c 2,3.

9. The genealogy of Christ from Abraham to

The book of the generation of Jesus Christ,
Rom. 1.3. the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abra-
& 2218.. ham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and
Gal. 3. 16. e Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; and "Ju-3

das begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and 26en. 25. & Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; Gen. 29. and Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab be- 4

Gen, 38. gat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; and 5 Ruth 4. Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat 18., Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse ; and 6 5, 9, &c.



2 carried into execution. M. took effect. C, was made before Cyrenius was governor. Greswell,


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