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John the Baptist. it unto the residue: neither low them that believe; In my believed they them.

name shall they cast out de. u 14 I Afterward he appear-vils; they shall speak with ed unto the eleven as they new tongues; sat at meat, and upbraided 18 They shall take up serthem with their unbelief and pents; and if they drink any hardness of heart, because deadly thing, it shall not hurt they believed not them which them; they shall lay hands on had seen him after he was the sick, and they shall rerisen. d*15 And he said unto them, t 19 So then, after the Lord Go ye into all the world, and had spoken unto them, he was preach the gospel to every received up into heaven, and creature.

sat on the right hand of God. t*16 He that believeth and is f 20 And they went forth, and baptized shall be saved; but preached every where, the he that believeth not shall Lord working with them, and be damned.

confirming the word with 17 And these signs shall fol- signs following. Amen.

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f. CHAP. I. wife was of the daughters Fayetaken in hand money eligabeth and her name was

have taken in hand to set Elisabeth, forth in ordera declaration of c*6 And they were both those things which are most righteous before God, walksurely believed among us, ing in all the commandments

2 Even as they delivered and ordinances of the Lord them unto us, which from the blameless, beginning were eyewitnesses, 7 And they had no child, and ministers of the word; because that Elisabeth was

3 It seemed good to me barren, and they both were also, having had perfect un- now well stricken in years. derstanding of all things 8 And it came to pass, that from the very first, to write while he executed the priest's unto thee in order, most ex- office before God in the orcellent Theophilus,

der of his course, 4 That thou mightest know 9 According to the custom the certainty of those things, of the priest's office, his lot wherein thou hast been in- was to burn incense when he structed.

went into the temple of the $59 THERE was in the Lord.

days of Herod, the d 10 And the whole multitude king of Judea, a certain of the people were praying priest named Zacharias, of without at thetime ofíncense. the course of Abia: and his! v 11 And there appeared un

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S. LUKE.

of Christ. to him an angel of the Lord formed, because thou believe standing on the right side of est not my words, which shall the altar of incense.

be fulfilled in their season. 12 And when Zacharias f 21 And the people waited saw him, he was troubled, for Zacharias, and marvelled and fear fell upon him. that he tarried so long in the po 13' But the angel said unto temple. him, Fear not, Zacharias: for a 22 And when he came out, thy prayer is heard; and thy he could not speak unto wife Elisabeth shall bear thee them: and they perceived a son, and thou shalt call his that he had seen a vision in name John,

the temple: for he beckoned 14 And thou shalt have joy unto them, and remained and gladness; and many shall speechless. rejoice at his birth.

23 And it came to pass, t 15 Fo he shall be great in that, as soon as the days of the sight of the Lord, and his ministration were ac. shall drink neither wine nor complished, he departed to strong drink; and he shall be his own house. filled with the Holy Ghost, 24 And after those days his even from his mother'swomb. wife Elisabeth conceived,

16 And many of the chil- and hid herself five months, dren of Israel shall he turn to saying, the Lord their God.

25 Thus hath the Lord dealt 17 And he shall go before with me in the days wherein him in the spirit and power he looked on me,to take away of Elias, to turn the hearts my reproach among men. of the fathers to the children, 126 And in the sixth month and the disobedient to the the angel Gabriel was sent wisdom of the just; to make from God unto a city of Gaready a people prepared for lilee, named Nazareth, the Lord.

27 To a virgin espoused to 18 And Zacharias said un- a man whose name was Joto the angel, Whereby shall seph, of the house of David; I know this?' for I am an old and the virgin's name was

my wife well Mary. stricken in years.

f 28 And the angel came in 19 And the angel answering unto her, and said, Hail, said unto him, I am Gabriel, thou that art highly favoured, that stand in the presence of the Lord is with thee: blesGod; and am sent to speak sed art thou among women. unto thee, and to shew thee 29 And when she saw him, these glad tidings.

she was troubled at his say? 20 And, behold, thou shalt ing, and cast in her mind be dumb, and not able to what manner of salutation speak, until the day that this should be. 8 these things shall be per-30 And the angel said unto

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S. LUKE. 54 He hath holpen his ser- hearts, saying, What manner vant Israel, in remembrance of child shall this be! And of his mercy;

the hand of the Lord was 55 As he spake to our fa- with him. thers, to Abraham, and to t 67 And his father Zacharias his seed for ever.

wasfilled with the Holy Ghost, 56 And Mary abode with and prophesied, saying, her about three months, and t 68 Blessed be the Lord God returned to her own house, of Israel; for he hath visited

57 Now Elisabeth's full and redeemed his people, time came that she should be 69 And hath raised up an delivered; and she brought horn of salvation for us in the forth a son.

house of his servant David; 58 And her neighbours and 70As he spake by the mouth her cousins heard how the of his holy prophets, which Lord had shewed great mer- have been since the world cy upon her; and they re- began: joiced with her.

71 That we should be saved 1 59 And it came to pass, that from our enemies, and from on the eighth day they came the hand of all that hate us: to circumcise the child; and 72 To perform the mercy they called him Zacharias, promised to our fathers, and after the name of his father. to remember his holy cove

60 And his mother answer- nant; ed and said, Not so; but he 73 The oath which he shall be called John,

sware to our father Abraham, 61 And they said unto her, 74 That he would There is none of thy kindred unto us, that we being delithat is called by this name.

vered out of the hand of our 62 And they made signs to enemies might serve him his father, how he would without fear, have him called.

*75 In holiness and rightef 63 And he asked for a ousness before him, all the writing table, and wrote, say- days of our life. ing, His name is John. "And t*76 And thou, child, shalt be they marvelled all.

called the prophet of the m 64 And his mouth was Highest: for thou shalt go opened immediately, and his before the face of the Lord tongue loosed, and he spake, to prepare his ways; and praised God.

t 77 To give knowledge of 65 And fear came on all salvation unto his people by that dwelt round about them: the remission of their sins, and all these sayings were 78 Through the tender noised abroad throughout all mercy of our God; whereby the hill country of Judea. the dayspring from on high

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