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CHAP. I.

16 And Jacob begat Joseph the Christ's genealogy from Abraham. husband of Mary, of whom was born THE book of the generation Jesus, who is called CHRIST.

of Jesus Christ, the son of 7 So all the generations, from

David, the son of Abraham. Abraham to David, are fourteen 2 Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac generations; and from David until begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judas the carrying away into Babylon, and his brethren,

are fourteen generations; and from 3 And Judas begat Phares and the carrying away into Babylon Zara of Thamar, and Phares begat unto Christ, are fourteen generaEsrom, and Esrom begat Aram, tions.

4 And Aram begat Aminadab, 18 | Now, the birth of Jesus and Aminadab begat Naasson, and Christ was on this wise: When as Naasson begat Salmon,

his mother Mary was espoused to 5 And Salmon begat Booz of Joseph, before they came together, Rachab, and Booz begat Obed of she was found with child of the Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse, Holy Ghost.

6 And Jesse begat David the 19 Then Joseph her husband, be: king, and David the king begat ing a just man, and not willing to Solomon of her that had been the make her a public example, was wife of Urias,

minded to put her away privily. 7 And Solomon begat Roboam, 20 But while he thought on these and Roboam begat Abia, and Abia things, behold, the angel of the Lord begat Asa,

appeared unto him in a dream, say8 And Asa begat Josaphat, and ing, Joseph, thou son of David, fear Josaphat begat Joram, and Joram not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; begat Ozias,

for that which is conceived in her ğ And Ozias begat Joatham, and is of the Holy Ghost. Joatham begat Achaz, and Achaz 21 And she shall bring forth a begat Ezekias,

son, and thou shalt call his name 10 And Ezekias begat Manasses, JESUS; for he shall save his people and Manasses begat Amon, and from their sins. Amon begat Josias,

22 (Now all this was done, that 11 And Josias begat Jechonjas it might be fulfilled which was and his brethren about the time they spoken of the Lord by the prophet, were carried away to Babylon: saying,

12 And after they were brought to 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel, child, and shall bring forth a son, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel, and they shall call his name EM

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud, MANUEL; which, being interpretand Abiud begat Eliakim, and Elia- ed, is, God with us.) kim begat Azor,

24 Then Joseph, being, raised 14 And Azor begat Sadoc, and from sleep, did as the angel of the Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim Lord had bidden him, and took begat Eliud,

unto him his wife; 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar, and 25 And knew her not till she had Eleazar begat Matthan, and Mat- brought forth her first-born son: than begat Jacob,

and he called his name JESUS.

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CHAP. II.

to Herod, they departed into their The wise men directed to Christ own country another way.

TOW, when Jesus was born in 13 And when they were departdays of Herod the king, behold, appeareth to Joseph in a dream, there came wise men from the east saying, Arise, and take the young to Jerusalem,

child and his mother, and flee into 2 Saying, Where is he that is Egypt, and be thou there until I born King of the Jews? for we hate bring thee word: for Herod will seek seen his star in the east, and are the young child to destroy him." come to worship him.

14 When he arose, he took the 3 When Herod the king had young child and his mother by heard these things, he was troubled, night, and departed into Egypt; and all Jerusalem with him.

15 And was there until the death 4 And, when he had gathered all of Herod: that it might be fulfilled the chief priests and scribes of the which was spoken of the Lord by people together, he demanded of the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt ihem where Christ should be born. have I called my Son.

5 And they said unto him, In 16 | Then Herod, when he sair Beth-lehem of Judea; for thus it is that he was mocked of the wise written by the prophet,

men, was exceeding wroth, and sent 6 And thou Beth-lehem, in the forth, and slew all the children that land of Juda, art not the least among were in Beth-lehem, and in all the the princes of Juda : for out of thee coasts thereof, from two years old shall come a Governor, that shall and under, according to the time rule my people Israel.

which he had diligently inquired 7 Then Herod, when he had pri- of the wise men. vily called the wise men, inquired 17 Then was fulfilled that which of them diligently what time the was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, star appeared.

saying, 8 And he sent them to Beth-le 18 In Rama was there a voice hem, and said, Go, and search dili-heard, lamentation, and weeping, gently for the young child; and, and great mourning, Rachel weepwhen ye have found him, bring me ing for her children, and would not word again, that I may come and be comforted, because they are not. worship him also.

19 But when Herod was dead, 9 When they had heard the king, behold, an angelof the Lord appearthey departed; and, lo, the star, eth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, which they saw in the east, went 20 Saying, Arise, and take the before them, till it came and stood young child and his mother, and over where the young child was. go into the land of Israel: for they

10 When they saw the star they are dead which sought the young rejoiced with exceeding great joy child's life.

11 | And when they were come 21 And he arose, and took the into the house, they saw the young young child and his mother, and child with Mary his mother, and came into the land of Israel. feil down, and worshipped him: 22 But when he heard that Arand, when they had opened their chelans did reign in Judea, in the treasures, they presented unto him room of his father Herod, he was gifts; gold, and frankincense, and I afraid to go thither: notwithstandmyrrh.

ing, being warned of God in a dream, 12 And, being warned of God in he turned aside into the parts of a dreain that they should not return | Galilee;

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23 And he came and dwelt in a , and gather his wheat into the gar. city called Nazareth : that it might ner; but he will burn up the chaff be fulfilled which was spoken by with unquenchable fire. the prophets, He shall be called a 13 | Then cometh Jesus from Nazarene.

Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be CHAP. III.

baptized of him. John's office, life, and baptism.

14 But John forbade him, sayN

tist, preaching in the wilderness thee, and comest thou to me? of Judea,

15 And Jesus answering, said 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for kingdom of heaven is at hand. thus it becometh us to fulfil all righ

3 For this is he that was spoken teousness. Then he suffered him. of by the prophet Esaias, saying, 16 And Jesus, when he was bapThe voice of one crying in the wil tized, went up straightway out of the derness, Prepare ye the way of the water: and, lo, the heavens were Lord, make his paths straight. opened unto him, and he saw the

4 And the same John had his Spirit of God descending like a dove, raiment of camel's hair, and a lea- and lighting upon him: thern girdle about his loins; and 17 And, lo, a voice from heaven, his meat was locusts and wild ho- saying, This is my beloved Son, in ney.

whom I am well pleased. 5 1 Then went out to him Je

CHAP. IV. rusalein, and all Judea, and all the Christ fasteth, and is tempted, &c. region round ,

led up of Jordan, confessing their sins. be tempted of the devil.

7 But when he saw many of 2 And when he had fasted forty the Pharisees and Sadducees come days and forty nights, he was afterto his baptism, he said unto them, ward an hungered. O generation of vipers! who hath 3 And when the tempter came warned you to flee from the wrath to him, he said, If thou be the Son to come?

of God, command that these stones & Bring forth, therefore, fruits be made bread. meet for repentance:

4 But he answered and said, It is : 9 And think not to say within written, Man shall not live by bread yourselves, We have Abraham to alone, but by every word that proour father: for I say unto you, that ceedeth out of the mouth of God. God is able of these stones to raise 5 Then the devil taketh him up up children unto Abraham. into the holy city, and setteth him

10 And now also the axe is laid on a pinnacle of the temple, unto the root of the trees: therefore 6 And saith unto him, 'If thou be every tree which bringeth not forth the Son of God, cast thyself down : good fruit is hewn down, and cast for it is written, He shall give his into the fire.

angels charge concerning thee; and 11 I indeed baptize you with in their hands they shall bear theo water unto repentance: but he that up, lest at any time thou dash thy cometh aster me is mightier than I, foot against a stone. whose shoes I am not, worthy to 7 Jesus saith unto him, It is writbear; he shall baptize you with the ten again, Thou shalt not tempt the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Lord thy God.

12 Whose fan is in his hand, and 8 Again, the devil taketh him up he will thoroughly purge his floor, into an exceeding high mountain,

and sheweth him all the kingdoins ship and their father, and followed of the world, and the glory of them; him.

9 And saith unto him, All these 23 1 And Jesus went about all Gathings will I give thee, if thou wilt lilee, teaching in their synagogues, fall down and worship me. and preaching the gospel of the

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, kingdom, and healing all manner of Get thee hence, Satan: for it is writ. sickness, and all manner of disease, ten, Thou shalt worship the Lord among the people. thy God, and him only shalt thou 24 Ånd his fame went throughout serve.

all Syria: and they brought unto 11 Then the devil leaveth him; him all sick people that were taken and, behold, angels came and mi- with divers diseases and torments, nistered unto him.

and those which were possessed 12 I Now, when Jesus had heard with devils, and those which were that John was cast into prison he lunatic, and those that had the departed into Galilee;

palsy; and he healed them. 13 And, leaving Nazareth, he 25 And there followed him great came and dwelt in Capernaum, multitudes of people from Galilee, which is upon the sea-coast, in and from Decapolis, and from Jea the borders of Zabulon and Neph- rusalem, and from Judea, and from thalim:

beyond Jordan. 14 That it might be fulfilled which

CHAP. V. was spoken by Esaias the prophet, Christ's sermon on the mount, &c. saying, 15 The land of Zabulon, and the AND, seeing the multitudes, he

went up into a mountain: and, land of Nephthalim, by the way of when he was set, his disciples camé the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilce of unto him: the Gentiles:

2 And he opened his mouth and 16 The people which sat in dark- taught them, saying, ness saw great light; and to them 3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: which sat in the region and shadow for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. of death, light is sprung up.

4 Blessed are they that mourn: 17 | From that time Jesus be- for they shall be comforted. gan to preach, and to say, Repent: 5 Blessed are the meek: for they for the kingdom of heaven is at shall inherit the earth. hand.

6 Blessed are they which do hun18 ! And Jesus, walking by the ger and thirst after righteousness : sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, for they shall be filled. Simon called Peter, and Andrew 7 Blessed are the merciful: for his brother, casting a net into the they shall obtain mercy. sea: for they were fishers.

8 Blessed are the pure in heart: 19 And he saith unto them, Fol-for they shall see God. low me, and I will make you fishers 9 Blessed are the peace-makers: of men.

for they shall be called the children 20 And they straightway left their of God. nets, and followed him.

10 Blessed are they which are 21 And going on from thence, he persecuted for righteousness' sake : saw other two brethren, James the for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. son of Zebedee, and John his bro 11 Blessed are ye when men shall ther, in a ship with Zebedee their revile you, and persecute you, and father, mending their nets; and he shall say all manner of evil against called them.

you falsely, for my sake. 22 And they immediately left the 19 Rejoice, and be exceeding

glad; for great is your reward in whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall heaven: for so persecuted they be in danger of bell-fire. the prophets which were before 23 Therefore, if thou bring thy you.

gift to the altar, and there remem-13 1 Ye are the salt of the earth: berest that thy brother bath aught but if the salt have lost his savour, against thee; wherewith shall it be salted? it is 24 Leave there thy gift before thenceforth good for nothing but the altar, and go thy way; first be to be cast out, and to be trodden reconciled to thy brother, and then under foot of men.

come and offer thy gift. 14 Ye are the light of the world. 25 Agree with thine adversary A city that is set on a hill cannot quickly, while thou art in the way be hid.

with him; lest at any time the ad15 Neither do men light a candle, versary deliver thee to the judge, and put it under a bushel, but on and the judge deliver thee to the a candlestick; and it giveth light officer, and thou be cast into prison. unto all that are in the house. 26 Verily I say unto thee, Thou

16 Let your light so shine before shalt by no means come out thence men, that they may see your good till thou hast paid the uttermost works, and glorify. your Father farthing: which is in heaven.

27 | Ye have heard that it was 17 | Think not that I am come said by them of old time, Thou to destroy the law or the prophets : shalt not commit adultery: I am not come to destroy, but to 28 But I say unto you, That whofulfil.

soever looketh on a woman to lust 18 For verily I say unto you, Till after her, hath committed adultery heaven and earth pass, one jot or with her already in his heart. one tittle shall in no wise pass from 29 And if thy right eye offend the law, till all be fulfilled.

thee, pluck it out, and cast it front 19 Whosoever, therefore, shall thee: for it is profitable for theo break one of these least command that one of thy members should 'ments, and shall teach men so, he perish, and not that thy whole body shall be called the least in the king- should be cast into hell. dom of heaven: but whosoever shall 30 And if thy right hand offend do and teach them, the same shall thee, cut it off, and cast it from be called great in the kingdom of thee: for it is profitable for thee heaven.

that one of thy members should 20 For I say unto you, That ex- perish, and not that thy whole body cept your righteousness shall ex- should be cast into hell. eeed the righteousness of the-scribes 31 It hath been said, Whosoever and Pharisees, ye shall in no case shall put away his wife, let him give enter into the kingdom of heaven. her a writing of divorcement: 21 | Ye have heard that it was 32 But I say unto you, . That said by them of old time, Thou whosoever shall put away his wife, shalt not kill; and, Whosoever shall saving for the cause of fornication, kill shall be in danger of the judg- causeth her to commit adultery: ment:

and whosoever shall marry her that 22 But I

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you, That who- is divorced committeth adultery. soever is angry with his brother 33 | Again, ye have heard that without a cause shall be in danger lit hath been said by them of old of the judgment; and whosoever time, Thou shalt not forswear thyshall say to his brother, Raca, shall self, but shalt perforin unto the be in danger of the council. but Lord thine oaths :

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