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THE MESSIAH BORN.
Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David;) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being 5 great with child.
And so it was, that, while they were there, the days 6 were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she 7 brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling-clothes, and laid him in a manger ; because there was no room for them in the inn.
And there were in the same country shep- 8 Luke ii. & 15. herds abiding in the field, keeping watch over
their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the 9 Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them : and they were sore afraid. And the 10 angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For 11 unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto 12 you ; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the 13
ngel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace,
14 good will toward men.
And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from 15 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 made known unto us.
And they came with haste, and found Mary, 16 Luke ii. 164–20. and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
And when they had seen it, they made known 17 abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. And all they that heard it wondered at those things 18 which were told them by the shepherds.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in 19 her heart.. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and 20 praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
Bethlehem-house of bread.' Ge. xxxv. 19. Ru.
ii. 4 ; iv. 11. 1 Sa. xvi. 1, 4: xvii. 12, 58; 2.6.
Mi, v. 2. Jno. vii. 42. brought. Ga. iv.4. 2 Co. viji. 9. See p. 14, 'word shepherds. Ge. xxxi. 39, 40. 1 Sa. xvi. 11. glory of. Ex. xvi. 7, 10. 1 Ki. viii. 11. Is. vi. 1.
Eze. i. 28. Hag. ii. 7. Ac. xxvi. 13. 2 Co. iv. 6. tidings. Is. xl. 9; xli. 27; lii. 7; Ixi. 1. all peo. Ge. xii. 3. Ps. xcviii, 2, 3. 18. xlix. 6.
Je, ill. 12,7. Exe. xi. 15, 16. Mt. xxviii. 18– 20. Mk. xvi. 15. Jno. iii. 16. Col. i. 20. 1 Ti.
1. 15; il. 1-4. Tit. ii. 11. 1 Jno. ii. 2. Re. xiv. 6. Christ the L. Mt. xvi. 16. Jno. i. 41 ; vi. 69. Ac.
it. 36 ; xvii. 3. Ro. ix. 5. See Son of God,' p. 3. multitude. Ge. xxviii. 12 ; xxxii. 1,2. Job xxxviii.
7. Ps. lxviii. 17; ciii. 20,1; cxlviii. 2. Isa.
vi. 2, 3. Da. vii. 10. Lu. xv. 10. Re. v. 11. Glory. Is. xliv. 23. Lu. xix. 38. Re. v. 13. peace. Is. ix. 6,7. Jno. xiv. 27. Ro. v. 1. Ep.
ii. 14, 15, 17. Col. i. 2, 20. Th. v. 23. (10. good will.' Jno. iii. 16. Ep. ii. 4-7. 1 Jno. iv. 9, pondered. Ge. xxxvii. 11. 'Pr. iv. 4. Lu. ix. 43, 4.
THE GENEALOGIES OF JESUS.
the circumcising of the child, his name was
No. 12. Mat.i. 25. Luke ii. 21. Jerusalem.
1 Lu. ii. 21.
Genealogy according to Matt. i. 1-17. Genealogy according to Luke, iii. 23–38. 1
The book of the gene- 23 Being (as was ration of Jesus Christ, supposed) the son Luke iii. 23_38.
Mat. i. 1-17. the son of David, the of Joseph, which Jerusalem. son of Abraham.
24 was the son of Heli, which 2
Abraham begat Isaac; was the son of Matthat, which and Isaac begat Jacob;
was the son of Levi, which was and Jacob begat Judas
the son of Melchi, which was 3 and his brethren; and
the son of Janna, which was the Judas begat Phares and 25 son of Joseph, which was Zara of Thamar;
and the son of Mattathias, which Phares begat Esrom; and was the son of Amos, which 4 Esrom begat Aram; and
was the son of Naum, which Aram begat Aminadab;
was the son of Esli, which was and Aminadab begat 26 the son of Nagge, which
Naasson; and Naasson was the son of Maath, which 5 begat Salmon; and Sal- was the son of Mattathias, which
mon begat Booz of Ra- was the son of Semei, which chab; and Booz begat was the son of Joseph, which
Obed of Ruth; and Obed 27 was the son of Juda, which 6 begat Jesse; and Jesse was the son of Joanna, which begat David the king. was the son of Rhesa, which
was the son of Zorobabel, which And David the king was the son of Salathiel, begat Solomon of her Which was the son of Neri,
that had been the wife 28 which was the son of Mel7 of Urias; and Solomon chi, which was the son of Addi,
begat Roboam; and Ro- which was the son of Cosam,
boam begat Abia ; and which was the son of Elmodam, 8 Abia begat Asa; and Asa which
son of Er, begat Josaphat; and Jo- 29 which was the son of Jose,
saphat begat Joram; and which was the son of Eliezer, 9 Joram begat Ozias; and which was the son of Jorim,
Ozias begat Joatham; and which was the son of Matthat, Joatham begat Achaz; which was the son of Levi,
80x of D. 1 Sa. xv. xvii. 2 Sn. vii. 12-16. Is.xi.
1. Je.xxxiii. 15-17, 26. Mt. ix. 27 ; xx. 30, 1;
THE GENEALOGIES OF JESUS.
and Achaz begat Eze- 30 which was the son of Simeon, 10 kias; and Ezekias begat which was the son of Juda, Manasses;
and Manas- which was the son of Joseph, ses begat Amon; and which was the son of Jonan, 11 Amon begat Josias; and which was the son of Eliakim,
Josias begat Jechonias 31 which was the son of Melea, and his brethren, about which was the son of Menan, the time they were car
which was the son of Mattatha, ried away to Babylon: which was the son of Nathan, 12 And after they were
which was the son of David, brought to Babylon, Je
Which was the son of chonias begat Salathiel ; Jesse, which was the son of
and Salathiel begat Zo- Obed, which was the son of 13 robabel; and Zorobabel Booz, which was the son of Sal
begat Abiud; and Abiud mon, which was the son of Naas
begat Eliakim; and Elia- 33 son, which was the son of 14 kim begat Azor; and Aminadab, which was the son Azor begat Sadoc; and
of Aram, which was the son of Sadoc begat Achim; and
Esrom, which was the son of 15 Achim begat Eliud; and
Phares, which was the son of Eliud begat Eleazar; and
34 Juda, which was the son of Eleazar begat Matthan; Jacob, which was the son of and Matthan begat Ja
Isaac, which was the son of 16 cob; and Jacob begat Abraham, which was the son of
Joseph the husband of Thara, which was the son of
Which was the son of Christ.
Saruch, which was the son of 17 So all the generations
Ragau, which was the son of from Abraham to David
Phalec, which was the son of are fourteen generations ;
Heber, which was the son of and from David until the
36 Sala, which was the son of
Cainan, which was the son of carrying away into Babylon are fourteen gene
Arphaxad, which was the son of rations; and from the
Sem, which was the son of Noe,
which was the son of Lamech, carrying away into Ba
37 which was the son of Ma. bylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
thusala, which was the son of
Joseph. Mt. i. 18-25; ii. 13-19. Lu. 1. 27; ii. 4, 48; iv. 22. Jno. vi. 42.
JESUS PRESENTED IN THE TEMPLE.
No. 14. Luke ii. 22-38.
38 Cainan, which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of
God. 22 And when the days of her purification ac
cording to the law of Moses were accomplished, Jerusalem.
they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the 23 Lord; (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every
male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the 24 Lord;) and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is
said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtle-doves, or two
young pigeons. 25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose
name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout,
waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost 26 was upon him. And it was revealed unto him by the Holy
Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen 27 the Lord's Christ. And he came by the Spirit into the
temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, 28 to do for him after the custom of the law, then took he 29 him up in his arms, and blessed God, and said, Lord, now
lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy 30 word: for mine eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou 31 hast prepared before the face of all people; a light to 32 lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled at those things which 34 were spoken of him. And Simeon blessed them, and said
unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall
and rising again of many in Israel ; and for a sign which 35 shall be spoken against; (Yea, a sword shall pierce through
thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may 36 be revealed. And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the
daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of
a great age, and had lived with an husband seven years 37 from her virginity; and she was a widow of about
son of G. Ge. i. 26,7; 1.1, 2.Ac. xvii. 26-9.
Jno. iv. 25. 29, 42. Ac. ix. 20; X. 38. He. i. 8, 9.
blessed G. Ps. cxiii. 2. Da. ii. 19, 20. Ep. i. 3.
2 Co. ii. 2, 15, 16. 1 Pe. ii. 7, 8.
THE WISE MEN FROM THE EAST.
fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day. And she coming in that instant, gave thanks like- 38 wise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. Section 5.-(15) Wise men from the East, (being warned by the appearance of a star, of the incarnation and birth of the Messiah,) arrive at Jerusalem, and are sent to Bethlehem--where they worship the infant Christ—(16) The Holy family go into Egypt>(17) the children at Bethlehem are slain—(18) the Holy family return to Nazareth. Mart. ii. 1-23; LUKE 1. 39.
Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of I Matsiimhama Judæa, in the days of Herod the king, behold,
Bethlehem. there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews ? 2 for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
When Herod the king had heard these 3 things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
And when he had gathered all the chief priests and 4 scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, 5 In Bethlehem of Judæa : for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art 6 not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, 7 enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And 8 he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young
and when have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, 9 the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding 10 great joy. And when they were come into the house, 11 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. And being warned of God in 12 a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
looked. Is. lix. 20. Joel ii. 32; iii. 21. Zep. iii. 20. wise men. Ex. vii. 11. Pr. iii. 15. Da. v. 7,8,15. King. Is. ix. 6, 7. Zec. ix. 9. La. xix. 38. Jno.
Iviii. 37; xix. 13-5. Ac. xvii. 7. See p. 21. star. Nu. xxiv, 17. 11. lx. 3. 2 Pe. i. 19. Re.xxii. 16. Governor. Ge. xlix. 10. Nu. xxiv. 19. 1 Ch. v. 2.
rule-or'feed.' Ps. lxxviii. 71,2. Is. xl.11. Je.
xxiii. 4. Exe. xxxiv. 23—5; Xxxvii. 24-6. Herod. Ps. x. 4-10; lv. 21. 1 Cor. iii. 19, 2C. 'worshipped. Ps. xcv. 6. Jno. v. 23. Ph. ii. 9-11. presented--or made an offering.' Ps. lxxii. 10,5. departed. Ex. i. 17. Ac. iv, 19; v. 29. (Is. Is. 6.