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Matthew. Mark. Uts. John*


, 3 And all went to be taxed,
every one into his own city*

4 And Joseph also went up
from Galilee, out of the dty
of Nazareth, into Judea, unto
the city of David, which is-
called Bethlehem, (because he
was of the house and lineage
of David)

$ To be taxed with Mary his > espoused wife, being great

with child.

6 And so it wasfhit while they were there, the days were accomplished that she" should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth-
her first-born son, and wrap-
ped him in swadling clothes
and laid him in a manger, be-
cause there was no room for
them in the inn.

8 And there were In the
ftme country shepherds abid- t
ing in the field, keeping watch
over their flock by night.

9 And lo, the angel of xhe
Lord came upon them, and the

form of a Province: And because all were number'd by their Nations and Families, ihe Inhabitants of Judea were obliged to repair to the Places where their respective Families had their first rife, to be nuAber'd there. 'Twas for this reason that Joseph; who was descended from King Dirjid, went from Nazareth of Galilee into Judea, and carrle to the Town of Bethlehem (that being the antierit Seat of David's Family) to have his nartie taken there, together with Miry his Wife, still big with child, as flie had been from the time of their Contract before marriage. While they lodg'd at this place in an Inn, Mary's time being come, (lie was deliver'd of her firstborn Son. The Inri being full of Gueils, (lie for want of a more convenient place, was fain to lay the Child to sleep (when she had wrap'd him up in swadling clothes) as commodioufly as ihe could in the Stable. The very fame Night in which slie was deliver'd, an Angel of God came to some Shepherds who were watching over their Flocks in those parts: As soon as he appear'dj all the place iristantlv CHAP. II.


glory of the Lord shone round
about them; and they were
sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto
them, Fear not: for behold,
I bring you good tidings of
great joy, which shall be to
all people.

11 For unto you is born this day,in the city of David,a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this flxtU be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swadling clothes lying in a manger.

12 And suddenly there was .

with the angel a multitude of
the heavenly host praising
God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the
highest, and on earth peace,
good will towards men.

1 $ And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them' into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem,and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath nude known unto us.

shin'd with such an extraordinary Light, that the Shepherds were mightily amaz'd'' ahd terrified. Then said the Angel, Fear not •, for 1 bring you glad Tidings, and foch as may well occasion the greatest Joy to the whole Jewish Nation •, The great Saviour and King, the Mefiab whom you have so long expected, is born tbis night at Bethlehem: And the token you (hall 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 laid this, he ascended again to Heaven, and there was presently heard a sound which seem'd to be the Voices of a Multitude of Angels in the Air praising God and saying, Glory be giyen to God in Heaven, and may all kind ot Bks sings descend on Earth, by which the Favour and Mercy of God may be expreli'd to men. After this the Angels retum'd into Heaven, and the Shepherds refolv'd' to run to Bethlehem, that they might fee with their Eyes the truth of what had been • ' •' i)' reveal'd

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16 And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen if, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

18 And all they that heard if, wondred at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But 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.

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rcveal'd to them. They went immediately with as much Expedition as they could, and found Jeftph 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 beard them. But Mary especially carefully treasur'd up in her Memorv whatever she heard concerning her Son. The Shepherds after this rctum'd to their Flock glorifying and praising God, that he bad been pleas'd to honour 'em with such a glorious Vision of Angels, and a sight of the M(stah.

Now because Jestu was commonly reputed to be the son of Jtstpht and indeed was adopted by him, tho he was begotten without the concurrence of Him or any •ther Man i I (hall subjoin the Genealogy of >/«pfe, who deriy'd his Birth from

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2 Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and

Jacob begat Judas and hit rethren.

a. And Judas begat Phases and Zara of Thamar, and Phares begat Esrorn, and Efrom begat Aram.

4 And Aram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Naafson, and Naasson begat Salmon.

$ And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab, and Booz begat Obed of Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse.

Chap. in.

24 Which was the fin of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the fin of Melchi, which was the fin of Janna, which was the fin of Joseph,

2 j Which was the fin of Mattathias, which was the fin of Amos, which was the fin ot Naum, which was the fin of Efli, which was the fin of Nag

26 Which was the fin of Maath, which was the son of, Mattathias, which was the fin of Semei,which was the fin of Joseph, . which was the fin of J uda,


David after a twofold manner, namely, by a natural and legal Propagation: So that Jesus being adopted by him after the manner of the Jevos, who make no account of the Mother's Pedigree, may with good-reason be said to dedace his Lineage from David,

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Matthbw. - . Mark-
Chap, I.

6 And Jesse begat David the kin£, and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife

of Urijs.

7 And Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begat Abia, and Abia begat Asa.

8 And Asa begat ToTaphat, and Josaphat begat Joram, and joram begat Ozias.

9 And Ozias begat Jo» atham, and Joatham begat Achaz, and Achaz begat Ezekias.

The Natural Lmi.

12. AMON.

13. JosiAS.'

14. JechoniAs.

1. * Jechonias another of

that name who died
without Children.

2, * Zedechias Vncle by

the Father's sideband
Heir to the latter
* Affir Heir to Jecho-
nias after Zedechi-

Lo sa. John*


27 Which was the fin of Joanna, which was the son of Rhefa, which was the son of Zorobabel,which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,

28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,

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,

50 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the

The Legal Line'.

icT. Er.

17. Elmodam.

18. Cosam.

19. Abdi.

20. Melchi.'

21. Neri.

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