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4 And Joseph also went up
s To be caxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
6 And so it was that while chey were chere, the days were accomplished that the Ahould be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her first-born fon, and wrapped him in swadling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. ,
8 And there were in the fime country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
form of a Province: And because all were number'd by their Nations and Families, che lyhabitants of Judea were obliged to repair to the Places where their respective Families had their first rise, to be number'd there. 'Twas for this reason that Joseph; who was descended from King David, went from Nazareth of Galilee into Judeas and came to the Town of Bethlehem (that being tlie antient Seat of David's Family) to have his name taken there, together with Mary his Wife, still big with child, as she had been from the time of their Contract before marriage. While they lodg’d at this plate in au Inn, Mary's time being come, she was deliver'd of her firstborn Son. The Inn being full of Guests, the for want of a more convenient place, was fain to lay the Child to sleep (when the had wrap'd him up in swadling clothes) as commodiously as she could in the Stable. The very fame Night in which The was deliver'd, an Angel of God came to some Shepherds who were watching over their Flocks in those parts : -As: foon as he appear'd, all the place instantly
Thin'd with such an extraordinary Light, that the Shepherds were mightily amaz'd' and terrified. Then faid the Angel, Fear not ; for I bring you glad Tidings, and fach as may well occasion the greatest Joy to the whole Jewish Nation ; The great Saviour and King, the Mefiah whom you have so long expected, is born this night at Bethlehem: And the token you shall know him by, if you go thither, is, that you Shall find him wrap'd up in swadling Clothes, and lying in a Stable. When the Angel had said this, he ascended again to Heaven, and there was presently heard a found which seem'd to be the Voices of a Multitude of Angels in the Air praising God and saying, Glory be given to God in Heaven, and may all kind of Blef sings descend on Earth, by which the Favour and Mercy of God may be express'd to men. After this the Angels return'd into Heaven, and the Shepherds refolv'd to run to Bethlehem, that they might see with their Eyes the truth of what had been
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16 And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe ly ing in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it, wondred at those things which were cold them by the shepherds.
19 Bur Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
reveal’d to them. They went immediately with as much Expedition as they could, and found Josepb and Mary, and the Child yet lying in the Stable. When they had seen the Infant, they told Joseph and Mary and the rest, what a Revelation they had had concerning this Child, as they were watching in the Fields in the night; which did not a little excite the wonder of all that heard them. But Mary especially carefully treasur'd up in her Memory whatever the heard concerning her Son. The Shepherds after this return'd to their Flock glorifying and praising God, that he had been pleas'd to honour 'em with such a glorious Vision of Angels, and a sight of the Mefiah.
Now because Jesus was commonly reputed to be the son of Joseph, and indeed was adopted by him, tho he was begotten without the concurrence of Him or any other Man; I Shall fubjoin the Genealogy of Foseph, who deriy'd his Birth from
снА Р. І. 2 Abraham begat Ifaac, and Ifaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren.
3 And Judas begar Phares and Žara vf Thamar, and Phares begat Efrom, and Efrom begat Aram.
CHA P. III.
25 Which was the for
26 Which was the for of Maach, which was the Son of Matcathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
David after a twofold manner, namely, by a natural and legal Propagation: So that Ferus being adopted by him after the manner of the Fews, who make no account of the Mother's Pedigree, may with good-reason be said to deduce his Lineage from David.
14. D'AVID. The Legal Line.
The Nataral Line. 1. SOLOMON.
2. NATHAN. 2. ROBOA M.
3. MATTAT HAD 3. ABIA.
4. MEN AN. 4. ASA.
5. MELEA. 5. JOSAPHAT
6. ELIAKIM. 6. JORAM. .
7. JONAN. * Achafia.
9. JUDAH. * Amafia.
10. SIMEON. 7. Ozias.
11. LEVI. 8. JOATHA M.
12. MATTHAT, 9. A CHAZ
13. JORIM. 10. EZECHI A S...
14. ELIEZER. 11. MANASSI S.
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28 which was the son
29 which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
30 Which was the fon of Simeon, which was the