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and Achim begat Eliud; and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom 16 was born Jesus, who is called Christ. Therefore all the generations from Abraham to David 17 are fourteen generations; and from David to the carrying away to Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations.

And the birth of Jesus Christ was thus. For when 18 his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. And Joseph her husband, being a just man, and 19 not wishing to make her an example, was planning to put her away privately. But while he was thinking of 20 these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying ; ‘Joseph, son of David, fear not 'to take Mary thy wife; for what is conceived in her is

of the Holy Spirit; and she will bring forth a son, and 21 thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he will save his people from their sins.' Now all this was done so that 22 it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying; Behold, the virgin will 23 be with child, and will bring forth a son, and they will call his name Emmanuel, which is, when interpreted, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from his sleep, 24 did as the angel of the Lord bid him; and took his wife, and knew her not till she brought forth her first-born 25 son; and he called his name Jesus.

Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold, Magians (or wise men) from the east came to Jerusalem, saying ; . Where ‘is the new-born king of the Jews ? for we have seen his star in its rising, and are come to worship him.' And when Herod the king heard, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And gathering together all the high priests and scribes of the people, he asked of them, where the Christ should be born. And they said to him; * In Bethlehem of Judea ; for thus it is written through the prophet; And thou Bethlehem, land of Judah, art

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' not the least among the princes of Judah; for out of

thee will come a governor who will rule my people Israel. 7 Then Herod, having privately called the Magians, learnt 8 of them the time of the star's appearing, and he sent them

to Bethlehem and said; 'Go, and search carefully about

'the child; and when ye have found, tell me, that I also 9 may come and worship him.' And when they had

heard the king, they went; and behold, the star, which

they saw in its rising, went before them, till it came and 10 stood over where the child was. And when they saw 11 the star, they rejoiced with a very great joy. And

when they came into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him ;

and they opened their treasures, and laid before him 12 gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. And being

warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country by another way.

And when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying ; 'Arise, and take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt,

and be there until I tell thee; for Herod is about to 14 'seek the child to kill him.' And he arose, and took the

child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt. 15 And he was there until the death of Herod; so that it

might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through

the prophet, saying; Out of Egypt have I called my son. 16 Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked by the Magians,

was very wroth; and he sent forth and slew all the children in Bethlehem, and in all its neighbourhood, from

two years old and under, according to the time that he 17 had learnt from the Magians. Then was fulfilled what

was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying ; A voice was heard in Rama, wailing and weeping and great

mourning; Rachael weeping for her children, and would 19 not be comforted because they are not. But when Herod

was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a 20 dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying ; 'Arise, and take the

‘child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel ; for 21 'they are dead who sought the child's life.' And he

arose, and took the child and his mother, and came into 22 the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus

was reigning over Judea, in the room of his father Herod,

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he was afraid to go there, and being warned in a dream, he withdrew into the parts of Galilee.

And he came, 23 and dwelt in a city called Nazareth ; so that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets ; He will be called a Nazarite.

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Now in those days cometh John the Baptist, preach- 1 ing in the desert of Judea, and saying ; ‘Repent ye, for 'the kingdom of heaven is at hand.' For this is he that was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying ; A voice of one crying in the desert, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. And this John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his food was locusts, and wild honey. Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the country round the Jordan. And they were baptized by him in the Jordan, acknowledging their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said unto them; 'O offspring of vipers, 'who warned you to flee from the wrath to come ? 'Bring forth, therefore, fruit worthy of repentance, 8

and think not to say to yourselves, We have Abraham
'for a father; for I say unto you, that God is able out

of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
“And now the axe is even laid at the root of the trees; 10
therefore every tree that beareth not good fruit, is hewn

down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you in 11
'water unto repentance; but he that cometh after me is
"mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to carry;

he will baptize you in holy spirit and fire. His fan is 12
‘in his hand, and he will cleanse his floor, and gather
‘his wheat into the granary, but will burn up the chaff
with fire unquenchable.'

Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan unto 13
John, to be baptized by him. But John forbad him, 14
saying; 'I have need to be baptized by thee; and comest
óthou to me ?' And Jesus answering said unto him; 15
'Suffer it now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all
‘righteousness.' Then he suffereth him. And Jesus, 16
when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the
water; and behold the heavens were opened unto him,
and he saw the spirit of God descending like a dove, and

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saying ; This is my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased.'

Then Jesus was led up by the spirit into the desert 2 to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty 3 days and forty nights he was at last hungry. And the

tempter came to him, and said; “If thou be a son of 4 “God, command that these stones be made loaves.' But he answered and said ; 'It is written ; Man shall not live

by bread alone, but by every word that cometh out of the 5 mouth of God. Then the devil taketh him into the

holy city, and setteth him on the pinnacle of the temple ; 6 and saith unto him ; ‘If thou be a son of God, cast thy

‘self down ; for it is written; He will give his angels

charge of thee; and, They will bear thee upon their 7 'hands, lest thou strike thy foot against a stone.' Jesus

said unto him; ' Again it is written ; Thou shalt not try 8 'the Lord thy God.' Again the devil taketh him on to a

very high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms 9 of the world, and their glory; and saith unto him ; - All

'these will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship 'me.' Then saith Jesus unto him ; 'Get thee behind

'me, Satan ; for it is written; Thou shalt worship the 11 Lord thy God, und him only shalt thou serve.' Then the devil leaveth him; and behold, angels came up

and ministered unto him.

Now when Jesus had heard that John was delivered 13 up, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth, he

came and dwelt in Capernaum by the lake, in the borders 14 of Zabulon and Nephthalim ; so that it might be fulfilled

which was spoken through Isaiah the prophet, saying ; 16 Land of Zabulon, and land of Nephthalim, by the way of 16 the lake beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles; the

people sitting in darkness saw a great light, and to those

that sat in the region and shadow of death a light arose. 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say ; * Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.'

And walking by the lake of Galilee, he sawtwo brethren, Simon called Peter and Andrew his brother, casting a net 19 into the lake ; for they were fishers. And he saith unto

them ; 'Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.' 20 And they straightway left their nets and followed him.

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And going on thence he saw two other brethren, James 21 the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them. And they straightway left the boat and 22 their father, and followed him.

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their 23 synagogues and preaching the Good Tidings of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness in the people. And his fame went into all Syria; and they 24 brought unto him all the sick people taken with divers diseases and torments, and demoniacs, and lunatics, and those with palsy ; and he healed them. And great crowds 25 followed him from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.

And seeing the crowds, he went up the mountain ; and as he sat, his disciples came unto him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying ; ' Blessed in the spirit 3

are the poor ; for their's is the kingdom of heaven. ‘ Blessed are they that mourn ; for they will be comforted. ' Blessed are the meek; for they will inherit the earth. ' Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteous'ness; for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful; for they will obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in 'heart; for they will see God. Blessed are the peace'makers ; for they will be called sons of God. Blessed 10 ‘are they that are persecuted for righteousness' sake; for 'their's is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when 11 'men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say every 'evil word against you falsely for my sake ; rejoice and 12 'be glad, for great is your reward in heaven : for so persecuted they the prophets that were before you.

'Ye are the salt of the earth ; and if the salt have lost 13 'its savour, wherewith shall it be salted; it is thence'forth good for nothing, but to be cast out and to be 'trodden on by men. Ye are the light of the world. A 14 'city set on a hill cannot be hid; neither do men light a ‘lamp and put it under the bushel, but on the lamp‘stand; and it shineth unto all that are in the house ; 80 ' let your light shine before men; that they may see your 'good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven.

*Think not that I am come to destroy the law or the 17 'prophets ; I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For 18

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