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sented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And being warned of God in a dream, that 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 f * 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, f and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired 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 weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

* Place...Egypt. I f Time....A. D. 2. [ { Place....Bethlehem.

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19 But when He#od was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 Saying, Arise, and take the young thild 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 Judea, in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: Notwithstanding, being warned of God in a

dream; -
39 And when they
had performed all
- things according to the
he turned aside into law of the Lord, they
the parts of Galilee. returned into Galilee,

23 And he came - and dwelt in a city to their own city called Nazareth: Nazareth.*

that it mightbefulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall he called a Nazarene.

* Place...Nazareth.


§ 14. jesus goes to the Passover when he is twelve years of age. 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom ; and the grace of God was upon him. 41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old,” they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast. 43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 44 But they supposing him to have been in the company, went t a day's journey; and they sought - him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. \ 45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. 46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors,both hearing them, and asking them questions. 47 And all that heard him, were astonished at his understanding and answers. 48 And when they saw him, they were amazed : and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us : behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. 49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me ;

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wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business : 50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazat reth, and was subject unto them : but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom ~ and stature, and in favour with God and Iman.

§ 15. Of John
the Baptist, and his
Ministry. -
C. I.
8O And the child
grew, and waxed

- strong in spirit, and

was in the deserts

till the day of his

shewing unto Israel,
The beginning of
the gospel of Jesus
Christ, the Son of

God ;
In those days,” Now in the fif-

teenth year of the
reign of Tiberius
Caesar, Pontius Pi-
late being governor

* Place...Nazareth. I t Time....A. D. 29.

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Baptist, preaching did baptise in the son of Zacharias,
in the wilderness of wilderness


in the wilderness.”

3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, f

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for the remission of for the remission


2. As it is written in the prophets;

Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

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The voice of one

crying in the wil- one crying in the crying in the wil

derness, Prepareye

wilderness, Pre

derness, Prepare ye

the way of the pare ye the way of the way of the

Lord, paths straight.

make his the Lord, make his Lord, make

paths straight.

his paths straight. 5. Every valley shall be filled, and everymountain and

* Place....The desert of Judea. I

f Place....The regions near Jordan.


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