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MAIESTIES SPECIALL COMMANDEMENT.

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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO

S. MATTHEW

CHAPTER I

HE booke of the generation of Iesus Christ, The genealogie the sonne of David, the sonne of Abraham. of Christ from

Abraham to Abraham begate Isaac, and Isaac begate Iacob, Ioseph. and Iacob begate Iudas and his brethren. And Iudas begate Phares and Zara of Thamar, and Phares begate Esrom, and Esrom begate Aram. And Aram begate Aminadab, and Aminadab begate Naasson, and Naasson begate Salmon.

And Salmon begat Boos of Rachab, and Boos begate Obed of Ruth, and Obed begate Iesse. And Iesse begate David the King, and David the King begat Solomon of her that had bin the wife of Urias. And Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begate Abia, and Abia begate Asa. And Asa begate Iosaphat, and Iosaphat begate Ioram, and Ioram begate Ozias. And Ozias begat Ioatham, and loatham begate Achas, and Achas begate Ezekias. And Ezekias begate Manasses, and Manasses begate Amon, and Amon begate Iosias. And Iosias begate lechonias and his brethren, about the time they were caried away to Babylon. And after they were brought to Babylon, Iechonias begat Salathiel, and Salathiel begate Zorobabel. And Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begate Azor. And Azor begat Sadoc, and Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim begat Eliud. And Eliud begate Eleazar, and Eleazar begate Matthan, and Matthan begate Iacob. And Iacob begate Ioseph the husband of Mary, of whom was borne Iesus, who is called Christ. So all the generations from Abraham to David, are fourteene generations : and from David untill the carying away into Babylon, are foureteene generations: and from the carying away into Babylon unto Christ, are fourteene generations.

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CHAPTER Now the birth of Iesus Christ was on this wise: When as his

I mother Mary was espoused to Ioseph (before they came together) Hee was con

shee was found with childe of the holy Ghost. Then Ioseph her ceived by the

husband being a iust man, and not willing to make her a publique holy Ghost, and borne of example, was minded to put her away privily. But while hee the Virgin thought on these things, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeared Mary when she

unto him in a dreame, saying, Ioseph thou sonne of David, feare was espoused to Ioseph. not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived The Angel in her, is of the holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a sonne, satisfieth the

and thou shalt call his Name Iesus : for hee shall save his people misdeeming thoughts of

from their sinnes. (Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled Ioseph, and which was spoken of the Lord by the Prophet, saying, interpreteth Behold, a Virgin shall be with childe, and shall bring foorth the names of Christ.

a sonne, And they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted, is, God with us.) Then Ioseph, being raised from sleepe, did as the Angel of the Lord had bidden him, and tooke unto him his wife : and knewe her not, till shee had brought forth her first borne sonne, and he called his name Iesus.

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CHAPTER II The Wise men OW when Iesus was borne in Bethlehem of Iudea, in the out of the East,

dayes of Herod the king, behold, there came Wise men are directed to Christ by a

from the East to Hierusalem, saying, Where is he that is Starre. borne King of the lewes? for we have seene his Starre in the East,

and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard
these things, he was troubled, and all Hierusalem with him. And
when he had gathered all the chiefe Priests and Scribes of the
people together, hee demanded of them where Christ should be
borne. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Iudea: For
thus it is written by the Prophet;

And thou Bethlehem in the nd of Iuda,
Art not the least among the Princes of Iuda:
For out of thee shall come a Governour,

That shall rule my people Israel.
Then Herod, when he had privily called the Wise men, enquired
of them diligently what time the Starre appeared : and he sent
them to Bethlehem, and said, Goe, and search diligently for the
yong child, and when ye have found him, bring me word againe,
that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard
the King, they departed, and loe, the Starre which they saw in

the East, went before them, till it came and stood over where the CHAPTER young childe was. When they saw the Starre, they reioyced with II exceeding great ioy.

And when they were come into the house, they saw the yong They worship child with Mary his mother, and fell downe, and worshipped him, and offer

their presents. him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrhe. And being warned of God in a dreame, that they should not returne to Herode, they departed into their owne countrey another way. And when they were departed, behold, the Angel of the Lord appeareth to Ioseph in a dreame, saying, Arise and take the young childe, and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and bee thou there untill I bring thee word: for Herode will seeke the young childe, to destroy him. When he arose, he tooke the yong childe and his Ioseph fleeth mother by night, and departed into Egypt: and was there untill into Egypt,

with Iesus and the death of Herode, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken his mother. of the Lord by the Prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my sonne.

Then Herode, when hee saw that hee was mocked of the Wise Herod slayeth men, was exceeding wroth, and sent foorth, and slewe all the the children : children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two yeeres olde and under, according to the time, which he had diligently enquired of the Wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Ieremie the Prophet, saying,

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. But when Herode was dead, behold, an Angel of the Lord appeareth in a dreame to Ioseph in Egypt, saying, Arise, and Himselfe take the yong childe and his mother, and goe into the land of dyeth. Israel : for they are dead which sought the yong childes life. And he arose, and tooke the yong childe and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reigne in Iudea in the roome of his father Herod, hee was afraid to goe thither: notwithstanding, beeing warned of God Christ is in a dreame, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: and brought backe

againe into hee came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be Galilee to fulfilled which was spoken by the Prophets, He shalbe called Nazareth. a Nazarene.

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