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ver. 18.

1 THE book of the generation of Jesus 'Or, The gene

Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Christ." 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat ? Or, birth ; as

Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his bre-1" 3 thren; and Judah begat Perez and Zeralı of

Tamar; and Perez begat Hezron; and Hez4 ron begat' Ram; and 'Ram begat Amminadab; : Gr. Aram.

and Amminadab begat Nalıshon; and Nahshon 5 begat Salmon; and Salmon begat Boaz of

Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed of Ruth; and 6 Obed begat Jesse; and Jesse begat David the king.

And David begat Solomon of her that had 7 been the wife of Uriah ; and Solomon begat

Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijah; and 8 Abijalı begat · Asa; and · Asa begat Jehosha-* Gr. Asaph.

phat; and Jehoshaphat begat Joram; and 9 Joram begat Uzziah ; and Uzziah begat Jo

tham; and Jotham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz 10 begat Hezekiah ; and Hezekiah begat Manas

seh ; and Manasseh begat Amon; and “ Amon 5Gr. Amos. 11 begat Josiah; and Josiah begat Jechoniah and his brethren, at the time of the carrying away . Or, removal

to Babylon. to Babylon. 12 And after the carrying away to Babylon,

Jechoniah begat 'Shealtiel; and 'Shealtiel be- ' Gr. Salathiel. 13 gat Zerubbabel ; and Zerubbabel begat Abiud;

and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat 14 Azor; and Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc

10 begat Hezekiaucseh begat Amon fechoniah and

tion: as in

begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud ; and 15 Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; and Jacob 16 begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ...

So all the generations, from Abraham unto 17

David are fourteen generations; and from ? Or, removal David unto the carrying away to Babylon to Babylon.

fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon unto the Christ fourteen

generations. Or, genera- Now the 'birth of Jesus Christ was on this 18 ver. 1. wise: When his mother Mary had been be• Some ancient trothed to Joseph, before they came together authorities read of the she was found with child of the * Holy Ghost. Christ.

And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man, 19 4 Or, Holy Spirit : and so and hou wa so and not willing to make her a public example,

mais throughout was minded to put her away privily. But 20 this book.

when he thought on these things, behold, an, 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 6 Gr. begotten. which is conceived in her is of the Holy

Ghost. And she shall bring forth à son ; 21
and thou shalt call his name JESUS; for it is
he that shall save his people from their sins.
Now all this is come to pass, that it might be 22
fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through
the prophet, saying,
Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and 23

shall bring forth a son, .,
And they shall call his name ° Immanuel ;
which is, being interpreted, God with us. And 24
Joseph arose from his sleep, and did as the
angel of the Lord commanded him, and took
unto him his wife; and knew her not till she 25
had brought forth a son: and he called his
name JESUS.

6 Gr. Emma. nuel.

in. ii. 12.

2 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem

of Judæa in the days of Herod the king, . behold, 'wise men from the east came to Gr. Magi.

"Compare 2 Jerusalem, saying, 'Where is he that is born Esther i. 13 ;

King of the Jews ? for we saw his star in the Dar 3 east, and are come to worship him. And !,Or, Where is

the King of the when Herod the king heard it, he was troubled, Jews that is"

born? 4 and all Jerusalem with him. And gathering" together all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ 5 should be born. And they said unto him, In

Bethlehem of Judæa: for thus it is written *by the prophet,

: : Or, through. 6 And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, Art in no wise least among the princes of

For out of thee shall come forth a governor,

Which shall be shepherd of my people Israel. 7 Then Herod privily called the wise men, and learned of them carefully * what time the star * Or, the time

of the star that 8 appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, äppeared.

and said, Go and search out carefully concerning the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word, that I also may 9 come and worship him. And they, having heard the king, went their way; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before

them, till it came and stood over where the 10 young child was. And when they saw the

star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And they came into the house and saw the

young child with Mary his mother; and they fell down and worshipped him ; and opening

their treasures they offered unto him gifts, 12 gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being

warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

Now when they were departed, behold, an 13 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 tell thee: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. And 14 he arose and took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt; and was there until the death of Herod : that 15 it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of

Egypt did I call my son. Then Herod, when 16 1 Gr. Magi. he saw that he was mocked of the 'wise men,

was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which

he had carefully learned of the 'wise men. * Or, through. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken " by 17

Jeremiah the prophet, saying,
A voice was heard in Ramah,

Weeping and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children;
And she would not be comforted, because

they are not.
But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel 19
of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph
in Egypt, saying, Arise and take the young 20
child and his mother, and go into the land
of Israel: for they are dead that sought the
young child's life. And he arose and took the 21
young child and his mother, and came into the
land of Israel. But when he heard that Ar- 22
chelaus was reigning over Judæa in the room
of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither ;
and being warned of God in a dream, he with-
drew into the parts of Galilee, and came and 23
dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might

be fulfilled which was spoken' by the prophets, 'Or, through. that he should be called a Nazarene. 3 And in those days cometh John the Bap

tist, preaching in the wilderness of Judæa, 2 saying, Repent ye; for the kingdom of heaven 3 is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of' by Isaiah, the prophet, saying,

The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ye ready the way of the Lord,

Make his paths straight.
4 Now John himself had his raiment of camel's
hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins;

and his food was locusts and wild honey. 5 Then went out unto him Jerusalem, and all

Judæa, and all the region round about Jordan ; 6 and they were baptized of him in the river 7 Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said unto them, Yo offspring of vipers, who warned you to flec 8 from the wrath to come? Bring forth there9 fore fruit worthy of 'repentance: and think? Or, your renot to say within yourselves, We have Abra- pentance. ham to our father : for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children 10 unto Abraham. And even now is the axe laid

unto the root of the trees : every tree therefore

that bringeth forth not good fruit is hewn 11 down, and cast into the fire. I indeed bap

tize you with water ynto repentance : but he : Or, in. that cometh after me is inightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall bap- 4 Gr. sudjicient.

tize you 'with the Holy Ghost and with fire : 12 whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly

cleanse his threshing-floor; and he will gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn up with inquenchable fire. 13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the

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