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The circumcision 8. Luke.

of Christ. laid him in a manger, f because 16 And they came with there was no room for them in haste, and found Mary and the inn.g

Joseph, and the babe lying in 8 . And there were in the a manger: same country shepherds abid- 17 And, when they had seen ing in the field, keeping watch it, they made known abroad over their flock by night. thes

e saying which was told them 9 And, lo, the angel of the concerning this child. Lord came upon them, and the 18 And all they that heard glory of the Lord shone round it wondered at those things about them; and they were which were told them by the sore afraid.

shepherds. 10 And the angel said unto 19 But Mary kept all these them, Fear not; for, behold I things, and pondered them in bring you good tidings of great her heart. joy, which shall be to all peo- 20 And the shepherds reple.

turned, glorifying and praising 11 For unto you is born this God for all the things that day, in the city of David, a they had heard and seen, as it Saviour, which is Christ the was told unto them. Lord.

21 And when eight days 12 And this shall be a sign were accomplished for the cirunto you; Ye shall find the cumcising of the child, his 'babe wrapped in swaddling- namo was called JESUS, clothes, lying in a manger.

which was

so named of the 13 And suddenly there was angel before he was conceived with the angel a multitude of in the womb. the heavenly host praising 22 And when the days of God, and saying,

her purification, according to 14 Glory to God in the high- the law of Moses, were aceomest, and on earth peace, good plished, they brought him to will towards men.

Jerusalem, to present him to 15 And it came to pass, as

the Lord; the angels were gone away 23 (As it is written in the from them into heaven, the law of the Lord, every male shepherds said one to another, that openeth the womb shall be Let us now go even unto Beth- called holy to the Lord ;) lehem, and see this thing which 24 And to offer a sacrifice, is come to pass, which the Lord according to that which is said hath made known unto us. in the law of the Lord, A pair

of turtle doves, or two young f Manger, a long trough for ani. mals to feed out of.

pigeons. & The inn, the house allotted to

25 9 And,

behold, there was strangers:

a man in Jerusalem, whose

Simeon's prophecy

Chap. ii.

concerning Christ. name was Simeon; and the which shall be spoken asame man was just and devout, gainst ; waiting for the consolation of 35 (Yea, a sword shall Israel ;h and the Holy Ghost pierce through thy own soul was upon him.

also ;)k that the thoughts of 26 And it was revealed unto many hearts may be revealed. him by the Holy Ghost, that

36 | And there was one he should not see death before Anna a prophetess, the daughhe had seen the Lord's Christ. ter of Phanuel, of the tribe of

27 And he came by the Aser; she was of a great age, spirit into the temple; and and had lived with an husband when the parents brought in seven years from her virginity: the child Jesus, to do for him 37 And she was a widow after the custom of the law, of about fourscore and four

28 Then took he him up in years,l which departed not his arms, and blessed God, and from the temple, but served said,

God with fastings & prayers
29 Lord, now lettest thou night and day.
thy servant depart in peace, 38 And she coming in that
according to thy word : instant gave thanks likewise
30 For mine

have seen

unto the Lord, and spake of thy salvationi

him to all them that looked 31 Which thou hast prepar- for redemption in Jerusalem.m ed before the face of all people;

39 And when they had per32 A light to lighten the formed all things, according Gentiles, and the glory of thy to the law of the Lord, they people Israel.

returned into Galilee, to their 33 And Joseph and his mo- own city Nazareth. ther marvelled at those things

40 And the child

grew, and which were spoken of him. waxed strong in spirit, filled 34 And Simeon blessed them with wisdom; and the

grace and said unto Mary bis mother, of God was upon him.n Behold, this child is set for the 41 | Now his parents went fall and rising again of many to Jerusalem every year at the in Israel ;j and for a sign feast of the passover.

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b Consolation of Israel, the Messiah.

k Yea, a sword, &c. Yea with such i Thy salvation, Jesus Christ the cruelty and malice shall he be treated, Messiah.

that thine own soul will, as it were, j For the fall, &c. for the ruin of be pierced with a dart or javelin. many through unbelief and disobe

i Four score and four. Eighty four. dience--and for the rising again. For

m Redemption, &c. Waiting for the the restoration and salvation of ma

promised redemption or deliverance ny, who shall embrace Jesus Christ, of Israel by the Messiah. believe and obey the Gospel.

n Grace of God, particular favour of God.

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Christ disputeth, &c. S. Luke. John's preaching, &c.

42 And when he was twelve 51 And he went down with years old, they went up to Je- them, and came to Nazareth, rusalem after the custom of and was subject unto them; the feast.

.but his mother kept all these 43 And when they had ful- sayings in her heart. filled the days, as they return- 52 And Jesus increased in ed, the child Jesus tarried be- wisdom and stature, and in fahind in Jerusalem; and Jo- vour with God and man. seph and his mother knew not of it.

CHAP. III. 44 But they, supposing him 1 John's preaching of baptism: to have been in the company, 16 his testimony of Christ. went a day's journey, and 20 Herod imprisoneth John. they sought him among their 21 Christ is baptized : 23 kinsfolk and acquaintance.

his genealogy 45 And when they found NOW, in the fifteenth year him not, they turned back a- of the reign of Tiberius Cesar,a gain to Jerusalem, seeking Pontius Pilate b being goverhim.

nor of Judea, and Herod being 46 And it came to pass, tetrarch

c of Galilee, and his that after three days they brother Philip tetrarch of Itufound him in the temple, sit- red and of the region of Trating in the midst of the doc- chonitis, and Lysanias the tetors,o both hearing them, and trarch of Abilene, asking them questions.

2 Annas and Caiaphasd be47 And all that heard him ing the high priests, the word were astonished at his under- of God come unto John, the standing and answers.

son of Zacharias, in the wil. 48 And when they saw him, derness. they were amazed; and his 3 And he came into all the mother said unto him, Son, country about Jordan, preachwhy hast thou thus dealt with ing the baptism of repentance us ? behold thy father and I for the remission of sins ;e have sought the sorrowing.

49 And he said unto them, a Tiberius Cesar, the second empeHow is it that ye sought me ? ror of Rome. wist ye' not p that I must be a- b Pontius Pilate, the Roman goverbout my Father's business ? nor of Judea.

50 And they understood not Tetrarch, governor of a fourth the saying which he spake part of a country, or of 4 provinces. The muliitude reproved. Chap. iü. John's testimony of Christ.

d Annas and Caiapbas, were Jewish unto them.

high priests.

e Repentance and reformation, as o Doctors, &c. Learned men. the only condition of forgiveness of p Wist ye not? Know ye not? sins, and of acceptance with God.

4 As it is written in the book him, saying, What shall we of the words of Esaias the pro- do then? phet, saying, The voice of one 11 He answereth, and saith crying in the wilderness, Pre- unto them, He that hath two pare ye the way of the Lord, coats, let him impart to him make his paths straight. that hath none; and he that

5 Every valley shall be fill. hath meat, let him do likewise. ed, and every mountain and 12 Then came also publihill shall be brought low; and cansj to be baptized, and said the crooked shall be made unto him, Master, what shall straight, and the rough ways we do? shall be made smooth;

13 And he said unto them, 6 And all flesh shall see the Exact no more than that which salvation of God.f

is appointed you. Then said he to the mul- 14 And the soldiers likewise titude that came forth to be demanded of him, saying, And baptized of him, O generation what shall we do? And he of vipers !g who hath warned said unto them, Do violence to you to flee from the wrath to no man, neither accuse any come ?

falsely; and be content with 8 Bring forth, therefore, your wages. fruits worthy of repentance ;h 15 And as the people and begin not to say within were in expectation, and all yourselves, We have Abraham men mused in their hearts of to our father; for I say unto John whether he were the you, That God is able of these Christ or not; stones to raise up children unto

16 John answered, saying Abraham.

unto them all, I indeed baptize 9 And now also the axe i is you with water; but one mighlaid unto the root of the trees; tier than I cometh, the latchet every tree, therefore, which of whose shoes I am not worbringeth not forth good fruit is thy to unloose; he shall baphewn down, and cast into the tize you with the Holy Ghost, fire.

and with fire : 10 And the people asked 17 Whose fank is in his

hand, and he will thoroughly f The saloction of God, the Saviour purge his floor, and will gather sent of God.

the wheat into his garner;

but Generation of vipers, offspring of the chaff he will burn with fire vipers; it here means a wicked and unquenchable. depraved people.

18. And many other things, Fruits worthy of repentance, a hols and devout life.

j Publicans, Roman tax-gatherers. i And now the axe, &c. See Matt. k Fax, a winnowing shovel. See

Matt. iii. 12

ül. je.

Herod imprisons John. S. Luke.

Genealogy of Christ. in his exhortation, preached Joanna, which was the son of he unto the people.

Rhesa, which was the son of 19 7 But Herodl the te- Zorobabel, which was the son trareh, being reproved by him of Salathiel, which was the son for Herodias his brother Phi- of Neri, lip's wife, and for all the evils 28 Which was the son of which Herod had done, Melchi, which was the son of

20 Added yet this above all, Addi, which was the son of that he shut up John in prison. Cosam, which was the son of

21 Now, when all the peo- Elmodam, which was the son ple were baptized, it came to of Er, pass, that Jesus also being 29 Which was the son of baptized, and praying, the Jose, which was the son of heaven was opened,

Eliezer, which was the son of 22 And the Holy Ghost de- Jorim, which was the son of scended in a bodily shape, like Matthat, which was the son a dove, upon him, and a voice of Levi, came from heaven, which said, 30 Which was the son of Thou art my beloved Son; in Simeon, which was the son of thee I am well pleased. Juda, which was the son of

23 | And Jesus himself be- Joseph, which was the son of gan to be about thirty years Jonan, which was the son of of age, being (as was supposed) Eliakim, the son of Joseph, which was 31 Which was the son of the son of Heli,

Melea, which was the son of 24 Which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son Levi, which was the son of of Nathan, which was the son Melchi, which was the son of of David, Janna, which was the son of 32 Which was the son of Joseph,

Jesse, which was the son of 25 Which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son Booz, which was the son of of Amos, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Naasson. Esli, which was the son of 33 Which was the son of Nagge,

Aminadab, which was the son 26 Which was the son of of Aram, which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son Phares, which was the son of of Semei, which was the son of Juda, Joseph, which was the son of 34 Which was the son of Juda,

Jacob, which was the son of 27 Which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of 1 Herad. See. Matt. ii. 1.

Abraham, which was the son

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