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with small CAPITALS, intimating that the connexion is somewhat closer. These distinctions occur most in the Historical books, in which, time and place enter much into the narrative.
7. On the head of the page, there are introduced the title of each part of a book; the numeration of the part; and the date.
The four Gospels are considered as forming together one history, and are divided into eight parts, according to Townshend's Harmony. Of these parts, the minor divisions which are not numbered, are generally those noted by Townshend.
The Acts of the Apostles, (in imitation of the same author,) is divided into six parts as will be seen by the heading.
The Epistles are divided according to the same general plan.
8. The analysis, which is inserted in the left-hand corner of each paragraph, has been partly translated from Knapp and others, partly selected from those outlines which the best English analysts have furnished, and is in part original. A constant effort has been made to introduce nothing but what was simply explanatory:—perhaps in all cases it has not succeeded.
9. It is scarcely necessary to remark, that Doddridge has in some measure disposed the text according to the sense. Dr. Campbell, in his "Gospels," has pursued the same method. Mr. Wesley likewise, in his Testament, has followed Bengel's plan altogether. With this work the editor did not become fully acquainted till the winter of 1828; otherwise, from its great excellence, it might have rendered him essential service.
PHILADELPHIA, April, 1829.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
THE book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the 1 son of Abraham.
ABRAHAM begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and 2 of JESUS. Luke Jacob begat Judas and his brethren. And Judas begat 3 Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom. And Esrom begat Aram; ' and Aram begat Aminadab. And Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon. And Salmon begat 5 Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth. And Obed begat Jesse; and Jesse begat David the king. And David the king begat 6 Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; ' and Solomon begat 7 Roboam. And Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa.' And Asa 8 begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram. And Joram begat Ozias; ' and Ozias begat Joatham. And Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz 9 begat Ezekias. And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat 10 Amon. And Amon begat Josias; and Josias begat Jechonias and his 11 brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon. And after 12 they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel. And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Elia- 13 kim. And Eliakim begat Azor; ' and Azor begat Sadoc. And Sadoc 14 begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud. And Eliud begat Eleazar; and 15 Eleazer begat Matthan. And Matthan begat Jacob; and Jacob begat 16 Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born JESUS, who is called CHRIST. So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen 17 generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.
NOW the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: 18 and birth of When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before JESUS. Luke i. 26. they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to 19 make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But 20 while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost: and she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his 21 name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Now all this 22 was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the LORD by the prophet, saying, "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring 23 forth a son, and they shall call his name EMMANUEL," which being interpreted, is, God with us.) Then Joseph, being raised from sleep, did as 24 the angel of the LORD had bidden him, and took unto him his wife and 25 knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son: and he called his name JESUS.
From the birth of Christ
PART 1. B. C. 6—a. d. 26.
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NOW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in 2 the east to Jeru- the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, saying, Where is he that is 2 born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he 3 was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered 4 all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him; In Beth- 5 lehem of Judea for thus it is written by the prophet, " And thou Beth- 6 lehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.” Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them 7 diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star, 9 which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with 10 exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw 11 the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down and worshipped him and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God 12 in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
AND when they were departed, behold, the angel of the 13 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. When he arose, he took the young child and his 14 mother by night, and departed into Egypt: and was there until the 15 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."
THEN Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the 16 wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, 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. Then was fulfilled that which 17
was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and weeping for her children, and would not be
"In Rama was there a 18 great mourning, Rachel comforted, because they
Joseph's flight with Jesus into Egypt.
Massacre of the children.
BUT, when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the 19 LORD appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,' saying, 20 Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child's life. And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came 21 into the land of Israel. But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in 22 Judea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: and he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: 23 that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets," He shall be called a Nazarene."
IN those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the 3 his ministry. Mark wilderness of Judea, and saying, Repent ye; for the king- 2 i. 1. Luke iii. 1. dom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken 3
of by the prophet Esaias, saying, "The voice of one crying in the wilder
ness, Prepare ye the way of the LORD, make his paths straight." And 4 the same John had his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was locusts and wild honey. Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan, and were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. 6 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his bap- 7 tism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers! who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits meet for 8 repentance: and think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham 9 to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And now also the axe is laid unto the 10 root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. I indeed baptize you with 11 water, unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly 12 purge his floor and gather his wheat into the garner: but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
THEN Cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, 13. to be baptized of him. But John forbade him, saying, I 14 have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it 15 becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. ! And 16 Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: and lo, a voice from 17 heaven, saying, 'This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.'
THEN was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wil- 4 derness, to be tempted of the devil. And when he had 2 fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterwards an hungered. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the 3 Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered 4 and said, It is written, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God." Then the devil taketh 5 him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, ' and saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it 6 is written, "He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone." Jesus said unto him, It is written again, "Thou shalt not 7 tempt the LORD thy God." Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and showeth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them, and saith unto him, All these things will I give 9 thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. Then saith Jesus unto him, 10 Get thee hence, Satan! for it is written, "Thou shalt worship the LORD thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Then the devil leaveth him, 11 and behold, angels came and ministered unto him.
NOW, when Jesus had heard that John was cast 12
Christ departs into
Galilee (after John's into prison, he departed into Galilee. And leaving Naza- 13 imprisonment) and reth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the Mark i. 14, 15. Luke sea-coast in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim; that 14
iv. 14, 15. it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the
prophet, saying, "The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by 15 the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles: the people 16 which sat in darkness, saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death, light is sprung up." From that time Jesus 17 began to preach, and to say, Repent; for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.