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his mother kept all his sayings in her heart:

50 and Jesus advanced in

wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and men.

CHAPTER III. AND in the fifteenth year

of the reign of Tiberius Cesar, Pontius Pilate being then governor of Judea; and Herod, tetrarch of Galilee; and his brother Philip, tetrarch of Iturea and of the region of Trachonitis; and Lysanias, tetrarch of Abilene; 2 Annas and Caiaphas being high priests; the word of God came to John, the son of Zachariah, in the wilderness: 3 and he went into all the country on both sides of the Jordan; preaching the baptism of repentance, for remission of sins: 4 as it is written in the book of the words of Isaiah the prophet, saying, “ The voice of “ him who crieth in the wil“derness, Prepare ye the way “ of the Lord, make his paths “ strait : 5 “every valley shall be “filled up, and every moun“tain and hill shall be laid “low; and the crooked ways ** shall be made strait, and the “rough shall be made smooth: 6 “ and all flesh shall see the “ salvation of God.”

7 He said, therefore, to the multitudes that came out to be baptized by him, O offsprings of vipers, who hath warned you to escape from the wrath which is about to come? 8 Bring forth, therefore, fruits suitable to repentance: and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I tell you, That God is able from these stones to raise up children to Abraham : 9 and already the axe is laid at the root of the trees; every tree, therefore, that bringeth not forth good fruit, is cut down and cast into the fire. 10 And the multitudes asked him, saying, What then should we do? 11 and he answered and said to them, Let him that hath two coats, impart to him that hath none; and let him that hath food, do the like. 12 And publicans also came to be baptized; and they said to him, Master, what should we do? 13 and he said to them, Exact nothing more than that which is enjoined you. 14 And the soldiers going on service, likewise asked him, saying, And what should we do 15 and he said to them, Neither do violence to any one, nor accuse any one falsely; and

be content with your pay.

16 And, as the people were in expectation of the Christ, and all questioned in their hearts

24 And Jesus was at the beginning of his thirtieth year; being the son (while he was

concerning John, whether he were not the Christ; 17 John answered, and said

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to them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to loose: he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire: 18 whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his threshing-floor, and will gather the corn into his barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire. 19 And many other things he preached, exhorting the people. 20 But Herod the tetrarch, having been reproved by him concerning his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done, 21 added this to all the rest, that he shut up John in prison. 22 And it came to pass, when all the people had been baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized, and was praying, that the heaven was opened; 23 and the Holy Spirit descended on him, in a bodily form like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, saying, “Thou art my beloved Son; “ in thee I am well pleased"

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the son of Joseph,
26 the son of Mattathias, the
son of Amos, the son of Naum,
the son of Esli, the son of Nagge,
27 the son of Maath, the son
of Mattathias, the son of Semei,
the son of Joseph, the son of
Juda,
28 the son of Joanna, the
son of Rhesa, the son of Zoro-
babel, the son of Salathiel, the
son of Neri,
29 the son of Melchi, the son
of Addi, the son of Cosam, the
son of Elmodam, the son of Er,
30 the son of Jose, the son of
Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the
son of Matthat, the son of Levi,
31 the son of Simeon, the
son of Juda, the son of Joseph,
the son of Jonan, the son of
Eliakim,
32 the son of Melea, the son
of Menan, the son of Mattatha,
the son of Nathan, the son of
DAvid,
33 the son of Jesse, the son
of Obed, the son of Booz, the
son of Salmon, the son of Na-
hashon,
34 the son of Aminadab, the
son of Aram, the son of Esrom,
the son of Phares,
35 the son of JUDAh, the son

Deut. viii. 3.

of JAcob, the son of Isa Ac, the son of ABRAHAM, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 36 the son of Serug, the son of Ragau, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Salah, 37 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 38 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 39 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of ADAM, who was of GoD.

CHAPTER IV.

ND Jesus returned from the Jordan, full of the Holy Spirit; and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, where he was tried by the devil, forty days: 2 and during those days he eat nothing; and when they were ended, he hungred. 3 And the devil said to him, If thou art the Son of God, command this stone to become bread: 4 and Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That “man shall not live by bread “ alone.” 5 And he took him up, and pointed out to him all the kingdoms of the earth, in a moment of time:

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where he had been brought up : and he went into the synagogue, according to his custom, on the sabbath day, and stood up to read: 17 and the book of the prophet Isaiah was delivered to him; and when he opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 “The Spirit of the Lord “ is upon me; for he hath “anointed me to preach good “tidings to the poor; 19 “He hath sent me to heal “the broken hearted; to pro“claim liberty to the cap“tives, and recovery of sight “ to the blind; to set free them “that are bruised; to proclaim “the acceptable year of the “ Lord :” 20 and he closed the book, and returned it to the minister, and sat down: and the eyes of all that were in the synagogue were fixed upon him. 21 And he began to say to them, To day is fulfilled this scripture, which is in your ear’S : 22 and they all recognised him ; and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth, and said, Is not this the son of Joseph” 23 And he said to them, Ye will surely say to me this proverb, “Physician, heal thy“self:” whatsoever we have heard done by thee in Caper

naum, do here also in thy country: 24 and he said, Verily I tell you, No prophet is accepted in his own country: 25 and, of a truth I tell you, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heaven was shut for three years and six months, so that great famine was on all the land; 26 yet, to none of them was Elijah sent, but to a widow woman at Sarepta, of Sidonia: 27 and many lepers were in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet; yet none of them was cleansed, but Naaman the Syrian. 28 And all in the synagogue were filled with rage, when they heard these words; 29 and they arose, and thrust him out of the city, and led him to the brow of the hill on which their city was built, to cast him headlong down: 30 but, passing through the midst of them, he went on, and came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee: 31 and he taught them on the sabbath-days; and they were astonished at his doctrine, for his word was with authority. 32 And a man that had a spirit of an unclean devil, came into the synagogue; and it cried out with a loud voice, 33 Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, Jesus of Nazareth 7 art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God : 34 and Jesus rebuked it, saying, Be silent, and come out of him : and the devil threw him down in the midst, and came out of him, but hurt him not : 35 and fear came on them all; and they spake among themselves, saying, What word is this, that it commandeth the unclean spirits with authority and power, and they come out? 36 and a report of him went out, into every place of the country around. 37 And rising up from the synagogue, he went into the house of Simon: 38 and the mother of Simon's wife was taken with a great fever; and they besought him for her : 39 and he stood over her, and rebuked the fever; and it left her: and immediately she arose, and ministered to them. 40 And when the sun was setting, all who had any that were ill of various diseases, brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them : 41 and devils also came out of many, crying out, and saying, Thou art the Son of God!

42 and he rebuked them, and suffered them not to speak: for they knew that he was the Christ. 43 And when it was day, he departed, and went into a desert place: and the multitudes sought him, and came to him, and would have withheld him from going from them ; 44 but he said to them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also; for to that end I am sent: 45 and he preached in the synagogues of Galilee.

CHAPTER V.

AND it came to pass, when the multitudes pressed on

him to hear the word of God, Matt. iv. 18.

as he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,

2 that he saw two ships stationed by the lake : but the fishermen were gone out of them, and were washing their netS :

3 and entering into one of the ships, which was Simon's, he prayed him to thrust out a little from the land : and he sat down, and taught the multitudes out of the ship.

4 And when he had ceased speaking, he said to Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught :

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