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Jews ? for we have seen his "star in the east, and are come to worship him.

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

4 And when he had gathered all the Chief Priests and 'Scribes of the people together, he "demanded of them where Christ should be born.

5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judæa : 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 Juda : for out of thee shall come a "Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

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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 him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the


child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 | And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother,

, and fell down, and worshipped him : and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him "gifts ; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

12 And being warned of God in a odream that

offered. A. V. being divinely admonished. Pu.

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shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers.

"Jov, v. 12: He disappointeth the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprize. n 2 Sam.xv, 7: Absalom said unto the king, I pray thee go, and

pay my vow which I have vowed unto the LORD in Hebron. 1 Kings, xxi. 9 : She wrote in letters, saying, proclaim a fast, and set Naboth on high among the people. Pro. xxvi. 24, 25: He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him; When he speaketh fair, believe

for there are seven abominations in his heart. "Ps. lxxii. 10: The kings of Tarshish and of the isles shall bring presents : The kings of Sheba and Seba shall offer gifts. Isa. Ix. 6: The multitude of camels shall cover thee : the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah : all they from Sheba shall come : they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall show forth the praises of the LORD.



• Mat.i. 20.

they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13 And when they were departed, behold, the 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 bring thee word : for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.

14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt :

15 And was there until the death of Herod : that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt have I called my son.

16 | Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked: of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by "Jeremy the prophet, saying,

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel

5 deceived. Wi. Co. deluded. Rh. Pu. P JOB, xxxiii. 14, 15, 17 : God speaketh-In a dream, in vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed ; That he may withdraw man from his purpose.

9 Hos. xi. 1 : When Israel was a child then I loved him, and called my son out of Egypt.

r * Ver. 13. 22. PRO. xxi. 30: There is no wisdom, nor understanding, nor counsel against the LORD.

8 JER. xxxi. 15 : Thus saith the Lord, a voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping : Rachel weeping for her children, refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.

* This always means verse, or verses, of the same chapter.

The third year

Anno Domini,

weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

19 7 But when Herod was dead, mow account called behold, an angel of the Lord appear

eth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel : for they are 'dead which sought the young child's life.

21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judæa in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither : notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of "Galilee :

23 And he came and dwelt in a city called "Nazareth : that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a "Nazarene.

Exop. iv. 19: And the LORD said unto Moses in Midian, go, return into Egypt ; for all the men are dead which sought thy life.

u Mat. iii. 13. LUKE, 7. 39: And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

"John,i: 45: Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith unto him, we have found him, of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.

* NUMB. vi. 13; And this is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled : he shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. JUDG. xiii. 5: For lo, thou shalt conceive and bear a son, and no razor shall come on his head : for the child shall be a Nazarite unto God from the womb: and he shall begin to deliver Israel out of the hand of the Philistines. 1 Sam. i. 11: And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the Lord all the days of his life, and there shall no razor come upon his head. Amos, ii. 10-12 Also I brought you up from the land of Egypt, and led you

CHAP: III. 1 John preacheth: his office : life, and baptism. 7 He reprehendeth

the Pharisees, 13 and baptizeth Christ in Jordan. A. D. 26. IN those days came ·John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judæa,

2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

3 For this is he that was spoken of by the propher Esaias, saying, The 'voice of one crying in she wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his purhs sraight.

she same John had his raiment of 12, 2da leathern girdle about his loins; ditt be a widerness, to possess the land of the

of rour sons for prophets, and of Al Al Al 'Is it not even thus, 0 chil

dawn NSL R 1x*22 But ve gave the Nazarites Wind prophets, saying, Prophesy

Rivital found this man a pestilent till the same time in un all the Jews throughout

ylli solare i tu of the Nazarenes.


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