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CHAP. I.

lo And Ezekias begat Manasses, and Manasses begat AmoD, and Amon begat Josias.

ii And Jofias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they werecarried away to Babylon.

12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel,and Salathiel begat Zorobabel.

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor.

CHAP.. III.

son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son ofJonan,which was the son of Eliakim,

3,1 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha,which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,

32 Which was the sonof Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz,which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,

33 Which was the son. of Aminadab, which was

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5. Abiud.

6. Ell AC HIM.

7. Azor.

8. Sa Doc.

9. ACHIM.

10. Ehud.

11. El,B AZAR. *

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12. Matthan who died without Children.

1:3. Jacob the Legal Son of

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Chap: I.

14 And Azor begat Sadoc, and Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim begat Eliud.

15 And Eliud begat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob.

16 And Jacob begat Joseph the "husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

17 So all the generations from Abraham to Da

Mark. Luke.

CHAP. IIL

the son of Aram, which
was the son of Elrom,
which was the son of Pha-
ses, which was the son of
Juda,

34 Which was the fan
of Jacob, which was the
son of Isaac, which was
the son of Abraham,which
was the son of Thara,which
was the son of Nachor,

a j Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son ot Phalec, which was the son of Heber.which was the son of Sala,

John.

14. JOSEPH, Eh'j Son and Jacob'* Heir.

If you count the number of those in the Legal line, who are mention'd by name as they are extracted out of the Genealogical Book, you will find there were just fourteen who had the Government of the Kingdom of Judahy from the time of Christ back to the Babylonifli Captivity, in which time the Kingdom of Judab fell; and as many from the Babylonilh Captivity to David., who was the first of his Family that wore the Diadem: and there were the like number from David to Abraham, as will appear by the following Table.

1. Abraham.

2. Isaac.

3. Jacob.

4. Judas.

5. Phab.es, the Son of
Thamar and Brother of
Zara-

<6. Es ROM,

7. Aram.

8. A M I N A D A B.

9. Naasson.

10. Salmon.

11. B o o z, the Son of Rachab a Womanof Jericho.

12. Ob Ed.

13. Jesse.

14. David, 11*0hadhisSon Solomon by Bathflieba/ormerfy the Wife of Urias.

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CHAP. I.

vid, are fourteen generations: and from David until the carrying away into Babylon, are fourteen generations: and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ, are fourteen generations.

CHAT. III.

3$ Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,

J7 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Makleel, which was the son of Cainan,

58 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was' the son of God.

And if yon, ascend fro? ArrAm to Adamy the first man, you will find nineteen Patriarchs whole names follow.

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So that the number of all the men in the natural Line from Christ to Mam » LXXII, from whom Jesm of Naiutreth descended.

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Before Christ according to the Vulgar Æra, 4

Matthew. Mark. Lose.

CHAR II. .CHAP. II.

21 And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

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John.

CHAP. IV.

The first year of Christ. His Circumcision. The Coming and Departure of the Wife men. The Offering of Christ in the Temple. The Purification of Mary. The Song of Simeon. Josephs flight with Christ into Egypt. The slaughter of the Infants of Bethlehem.

f? IG H T days after his birth Mary's Son was circumcis'd according to the custom J*"' of the Jews, and was nam'd Jesus, as the Angel, who was sent bv God to his mother, before his Conception had commanded. Soon after, during the life of Herod the Great, there came certain Magi (or wife men) from Arabia to Jerusalem, to enquire where they might find the new-born King of the Jews, affirming they had seen an unusual Star in Arabia, by which they understood there was a King of the Jews born, who was worthy to receive the highest honour from them *, and that therefore they were come to worsliip him. ^Vhen Herod) a cruel and a jealous Prince,

heard

Matthew. Mark. Luke. John.

CHAP. II.

a When Herod the king had heard tbese things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and lcribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

$ And they said unto him,In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet;

6 And thou Bethlehem in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda1: for out of thee shall come a Governour that (hall rulemy people Israel.

7 Then Herod,when he had » privily called the wise-men,

enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search diligently for the young child, and when ye have found

heard this, he began to fear some feeds of Sedition would be scatter'd about by these rumours ■-, nor were the Inhabitants of Jerusalem less alarm'd at this declaration of the Wife men. Herod therefore call'd together soth as were descended of the chief Priests, or had themselves discharg'd that Function, or were chief of the sacerdotal' Classes, and such of the Sanhedrim as were most famous for Learning, and enquir'd of them in what part of Judea the Meffith was to be born according to the predictions of the Prophets. They told him that the Mtjsnb must be born in Bethlehem, it having been so foretold by the Prophet Micah, chap. 5. 2. in these words: Thou Bethlehem Ephratah, tho thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee /ball he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel.

Upon this, Herod sent privately for the Wise men, lest the Jews should guess at his design, and made strict enquiry of them what time the Star began to appear, by which they understood a King would be born among the Jews, that he might kill the Infant without making any tumult. When they had informed him, he sent them to Bethlehem with a strict charge to use their utmost diligence to find out t&is Child, whose Reign over Judea was portended by the Star thev had seen \ pretend

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