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MATTHEW. MARK, LUKE. JOHN. - CAAP. I, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUs. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his Father Dawid: 33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34. Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man : 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36 And behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she has also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be
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§ 5. Mary visits Elisabeth.
39 And Mary arose in those
* Place.....A city in the mountainous parts of Judea,
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so And his mercy is on them that fear him, from generation to generation. 51 He hath shewed strength with his arm : he hath scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts. 52 He hath put down the mighty from their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. 54. He hath holpen his servant Israel, in remembrance of his mercy. 55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, and to his seed for ever. 56 And Mary abode with her about three months, and return- | ed to her own house. |
§ 6. john the Baptist is born.
57. Now Elisabeth’s full time
* Time...Six months before the birth of Christ.
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62 And they made signs to his
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CHAP. I. w CHAP. I. 75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. 76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord, to prepare his ways; 77 To give knowledge of salvation' unto his people, by the remission of their sins. 78 Through the tender mercy of our God whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us, 79 To give light to them that sit in darkness, and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the wayofpeace. § 7. An angel appears to joseph. 18 "I Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise : when as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.* - 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily.