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in Jerusalem, whose through thy own soul also ;) name was Simeon; and the that the thoughts of many same man was just and de- hearts may be revealed. vout, waiting for the conso 36 And there was one Anna, lation of Israel: and the Holy a prophetess, the daughter of Ghost was upon him. Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser:

26 And it was revealed unto she was of a great age, and had him by the Holy Ghost, that lived with a husband seven he should not see death, be- years from her virginity ; fore he had seen the Lord's 37 And she was a widow of Christ.

about fourscore and four 27 And he came by the years, which departed not Spirit into the temple : and from the temple, but served when the parents brought in God with fastings and praythe child Jesus, to do for him ers night and day. after the custom of the law, 38 And she coming in that 28 Then took he him up in instant gave thanks likewise his arms, and blessed God, unto the Lord, and spake of and said,

him to all them that looked 29 Lord, now lettest thou for redemption in Jerusalem. thy servant depart in peace, 39 And when they had peraccording to thy word: formed all things according 30 For mine eyes have seen to the law of the Lord, they thy salvation,

returned into Galilee, to their 31 Which thou hast prepar- own city Nazareth. ed before the face of all peo 40 And the child grew, and ple;

waxed strong in spirit, filled 32 A light to lighten the with wisdom; and the grace Gentiles, and the glory of thy of God was upon him. people Israel.

41 Now his parents went to 33 And Joseph and his Jerusalem every year at the mother marvelled at those feast of the passover. things which were spoken 42 And when he was twelve of him.

years old, they went up to 34 And Simeon blessed Jerusalem after the custom them, and said unto Mary his of the feast. mother, Behold, this child is 43 And when they had fulset for the fall and rising filled the days, as they reagain of many in Israel; and turned, the child Jesus tarfor a sign which shall be ried behind in Jerusalem ; spoken against;

and Joseph and his mother 35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce knew not of it.

44 But they, supposing him CHAPTER III. to have been in the com

1 The preaching and baptism of John; pany, went a day's journey ; 15 his testimony of Christ. 20 Herod and they sought him among

inprisoneth John. 21 Christ bap

tized, receiveth testimony from their kinsfolk and acquaint heaven. 23 The age, anul genealogy ance.

of Christ from Joseph upwards.

TOW in him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking Cesar, Pontius Pilate being him.

governor of Judea, and Her46 And it came to pass, that od being tetrarch of Galilee, after three days they found and his brother Philip tehim in the temple, sitting in trarch of Iturea and of the the midst of the doctors, both region of Trachonitis, and hearing them, and asking Lysanias the tetrarch of Abithem questions.

lene, 47 And all that heard him 2 Annas and Caiaphas being were astonished at his under the high priests, tlie word of standing and answers. God came unto John the son

48 And when they saw him, of Zacharias in the wilderthey were amazed : and his ness. mother said unto him, Son, 3 And he came into all why hast thou thus dealt the country about Jordan, with us? behold, thy father preaching the baptism of reand I have sought thee sor- pentance for the remission of rowing.

49 And he said unto them, 4 As it is written in the How is it that ye sought book of the words of Esaias me? wist ye not that I must the prophet, saying, The be about my Father's busi- voice of one crying in the ness?

wilderness, Prepare ye the 50 And they understood not way of the Lord, make his the saying which he spake paths straight. unto them.

5 Every valley shall be filled, 51 And he went down with and every mountain and hill them, and came to Nazareth, shall be brought low; and and was subject unto them: the crooked shall be made but his mother kept all these straight, and the rough ways sayings in her heart.

shall be made smooth ; 52 And Jesus increased in 6 And all flesh shall see the wisdom and stature, and in salvation of God. favour with God and man. Then said he to the multi

sins ;

tude that came forth to be 15 And as the people were baptized of him, O generation in expectation, and all men of vipers, who hath warned mused in their hearts of you to flee from the wrath to Jolin, whether he were the come?

Christ, or not; 8 Bring forth therefore 16 John answered, saying fruits worthy of repentance, unto them all, I indeed bapand begin not to say within tize you with water; but one yourselves, We have Abra- mightier than I cometh, the ham to our father: for I say latchet of whose shoes I am unto you, That God is able of not worthy to unloose : he these stones to raise up chil- shall baptize you with the dren unto Abraham.

Holy Ghost and with fire: 9 And now also the axe is 17 Whose fan is in his hand, laid unto the root of the and he will thoroughly purge trees : every tree therefore his floor, and will gather the which bringeth not forth wheat into his garner ; but good fruit is hewn down, and the chaff he will burn with cast into the fire.

fire unquenchable. 10 And the people asked 18 And many other things him, saying, What shall we in his exhortation preached do then?

he unto the people. 11 He answereth and saith 19 But Herod the tetrarch, unto them, He that hath two being reproved by him for coats, let him im art to him Herodias his brother Philip's that hath none; and he that wife, and for all the evils hath meat, let him do like- which Herod had done, wise.

20 Added yet this above 12 Then came also publi- all, that he shut up John in cans to be baptized, and said prison. unto him, Master, what shall 21 Now when all the people we do?

were baptized, it came to 13 And he said unto them, pass, that Jesus also being Exact no more than that baptized, and praying, the which is appointed you.

heaven was opened, 14 And the soldiers likewise 22 And the Holy Ghost dedemanded of him, saying, scended in a bodily shape And what shall we do? And like a dove upon him, and a he said unto them, Do vio- voice came from heaven, lence to no man, neither ac- which said, Thou art my becuse any falsely; and be con- loved Son; in thee I am well tent with your wages.

pleased.

23 And Jesus himself began | Simeon, which was the son to be about thirty years of of Juda, which was the son age, being (as was supposed) of Joseph, which was the son the son of Joseph, which was of Jonan, which was the son the son of Heli,

of Eliakim, 24 Which was the son of 31 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son Janna, which was the son of of Nathan, which was the sonJoseph,

of David, 25 Which was the son of 32 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son Jesse, which was the son of of Amos, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son Nagge,

of Naasson, 26 Which was the son of 33 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son Mattathias, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,

of Juda, 27 Which was the son of 34 Which was the son of JaJoanna, which was the son of cob, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son Abraham, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the of Thara, which was the son son of Neri,

of Nachor, 28 Which was the son of 35 Which was the son of Sa. Melchi, which was the son of ruch, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son Heber, which was the son of of Er,

Sala, 29 Which was the son of 36 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son Jorim, which was the son of of Sem, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son Noe, which was the son of of Levi,

Lamech, 30 Which was the son of 37 Which was the son of Ma

unto me;

thusala, which was the son of 6 And the devil said unto Enoch, which was the son of him, All this power will I Jared, which was the son of give thee, and the glory of Maleleel, which was the son them: for that is delivered of Cainan,

and to whomsoever 38 Which was the son of I will, I give it. Enos, which was the son of 1 If thou therefore wilt Seth, which was the son of worship me, all shall be Adam, which was the son of thine. God.

8 And Jesus answered and CHAPTER IV. said unto him, Get thee be1 The temptation and fasting of Christ. hind me, Satan : for it is 13 He overcometh the devil: 14 beginneth to preach. 16 The people

written, Thou shalt worship of Nazareth admire his gracious the Lord thy God, and him of a devil,

38 Peter's mother in law, only shalt thou serve. 40 and diver's other sick persons. 41 9 And he brought him to The devils acknowledge Christ, and are reproved for it. 43 He preachern Jerusalem, and set him on a through the cities.

pinnacle of the temple, and ND Jesus being full of the said unto him, If thou be the

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from Jordan, and was led by down from hence : the Spirit into the wilder 10 For it is written, He ness,

shall give his angels charge 2 Being forty days tempted over thee, to keep thee : of the devil. And in those 11 And in their hands they days he did eat nothing: and shall bear thee up, lest at any when they were ended, he time thou dash thy foot afterward hungered.

against a stone. 3 And the devil said unto 12 And Jesus answering him, If thou be the Son of said unto him, It is said, God, command this stone Thou shalt not tempt the that it be made bread. Lord thy God.

4 And Jesus answered him, 13 And when the devil had saying, It is written, That ended all the temptation, he man shall not live by bread departed from him for a seaalone, but by every word of son. God.

14 | And Jesus returned in 5 And the devil, taking him the power of the Spirit into up into a high mountain, Galilee: and there went out shewed unto him all the a fame of him through all kingdoms of the world in a the region round about. moment of time.

15 And he taught in their

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