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common size. The chapter or verse always commences in the line, at the end of which figures are placed.
The end of the chapter or verse is always at the longest pause in the line; or, when this is not the case, a small perpendicular dash or stroke (') is inserted, a little above the line of the text: Gen. ii. 1. Matt. i. 4. Wherever it would be difficult to learn the end of the verse from the punctuation alone, this dash is introduced: Matt. iii. 16. iv. 9, &c. Sometimes, when the verses are unusually short, two or more may end in the same line; in such cases, the dashes occur at the end of every verse, while the number of only the first that ends in the line is found in the margin, (the numbers of the rest being omitted :) Matt. xv. 25. John i. 35. 37. But when two verses end in the same line, the number of each being a unit, both are noted : Matt. xxv. 4, 5. 7, 8.
6. Though no word is changed in the text of our Common Translation, yet the attentive reader will soon perceive that the punctuation somewhat differs from the old. This variation, however, nowhere alters the sense, but is intended to impress more vividly the common meaning of the passage.
Two dashes, or several periods, are placed both before and after a sentence, to intimate that the sentence embraced by them is a kind of parenthesis or digression: Matt. xxvii. 9. John i. 15. 1 Tim. i. 5. 18. Heb. v. 7. vii. 1. 13. Two or more periods are sometimes used, to intimate that the narrative or discourse is abruptly ended : Acts vii. 33, &c. In the New Testament, all quotations from the Old are marked in the common manner, (" "): some quotations froin the heathen poets, (as Acts xvii. 28. 1 Cor. xv. 33. Titus i. 12,) some repetitions of what had been said on a former occasion, (as Matt. iii. 17,) and some proverbs, are marked with a single quotation, ("?). These are the only alterations admitted.
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.
One large section sometimes contains many subdivisions, and the larger are numbered throughout the history or book ;
thus the 1st section is the Creation, the 2d the Fall, &c.The metrical and prophetical parts are immediately distinguished from the prose and history, by the form in which they are printed. See Gen. xlix. Ex. xi. Job. Psalms. Luke i. 47, &c.
The four Gospels are considered as forming together one history, and are severally 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.
The Editor cannot conclude without expressing a hope that this attempt will be patronized by those who love the Bible. He has undertaken this labor with the sincerest wish to do good, and claims no merit, but that which is due to a strong desire to give to others the same advantages he enjoys himself. The Bible cannot be understood, if only occasionally consulted; it imperiously demands our close attention, and must not be read chapter by chapter, and then laid aside. It must be carefully studied as one great whole. Let a whole book be read, at one time; then let its natural parts be separately examined, and after that every clause by itself. If the old divisions are forgotten by the reader, and he studies in the way recommended, he will soon see new beauties in the Bible.
BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT,
THE NUMBER OF CHAPTERS;
THEIR CHRONOLOGICAL ARRANGEMENT, DATES, AUTHORS, &c.
Authors, where written, $c.
16 65 Mark, probably at Jerusalem ; for Christians in general. Luke
24 63 Luke, the companion of Paul; in Greece; for Gentile converts. John ...... 21 96 Jonn, the Apostle; at Ephesus; to confute heretics. Acts
28 64 Luke, in Greece; to furnish a history of the church. EPISTLES OF
Chronological order. PAUL. To the Romans 16 5 At Corinth. See Acts xx. 2. 1 Corinthians . 1656 * Ephesus.
xix. 22. A. D. 37. Gospel of Matthew 2 Corinthians13 57
50. 1 Thessalonians Galatians
50. 2 Thessalonians Ephesians 6 61
“ xxviii. 17-30. 51. Galatians Philippians 4 61 " Roine.
56. 1 Corinthians
« Colossians ... 4 61
57. 2 Corinthians 1 Thessalonians 5 50 * Corinth. " xviii. 1-5.
58. Romans 2 Thessalonians 3 51 “ Corinth.
61. Ephesians S In Macedonia, previous to his
61. James 1 Timothy ... 664 2 second imprisonment.
61. Philippians 2 Timothy ...
61. Colossians 4 65
At Rome, during his second im2 prisonment.
62. Philemon Titus
63. Gospel of Luke 3 64
ŞIn Macedonia, previous to his
63. Hebrews Philemon ...
64. Acts of the Apostles 1 62
At Rome, during his first impris-
64. 1 Timothy Hebrews .... 13 63
ŞIn Italy, after release from his 64. Titus
64. 1 Peter
65. Gospel of Mark GENERAL OR
65. 2 Timothy CATHOLIC.
66. 2 Peter Of James 5 62 At Jerusalem.
66. Jude 1 of Peter 5 65
The date of these 97. Gospel of John
At Babylon. 2 of Peter 3 66
is very uncer
97. 1 John 1 of John
tain. John wrote
97. 2 John 2 of John 1 96 after the death
97. 3 John 3 of John
98. Revelation Of Jude. 1 66 Unknown
Paul, and the
destruction of PROPHETIC.
Jerusalem. Revelation 22 98 At Ephesus.
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO
THÉ book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, 1 the son of Abraham.
ABRAHAM begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob 2 begat Judas and his brethren. And Judas begat Phares and 3 Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom. And Esrom begat Aram ; 'and Aram begat Aminadab. And Aminadab begat 4 Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon. And Salmon begat Booz 5 of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth. And Obed begat Jesse ; 'and Jesse begat David the king. And David the king 6 begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; and Solo- 7 mon begat Roboam. And Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa. And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram. 8 And Joram begat Ozias ; 'and Ozias begat Joatham. And Joa. 9 tham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias. And Ezekias 10 begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon. And Amon begat Josias; and Josias begat Jeconias and his brethren, about the 11 time they were carried away to Babylon. And after they were 12 brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel. And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud 13 begat Eliakim. And Eliakim begat Azor; 'and Azor begat 14 Sadoc. And Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud. 'And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan. And 15 Matthan begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Joseph the husband of 16 Mary, of whom was born JESUS, who is called Christ. So all 17 the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen 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: When as 18 kis mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Jo- 19 seph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to pnt 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 21 forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Now all this was done, that it might 22 be fulfilled which was spoken of the LORD by the prophet, saying,
Behold, a Virgin shall be with child,
And they shall call his name EMMANUEL, which being interpreted, is, GOD WITH US.) Then Joseph, 24
And shall bring forth a son,
From the birth of Christ, c. MATTHEW. PART I. B. C. 6A. D. 26. being raised from sleep, did as the angel of the LORD had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: and knew her not till she had 25 brought forth her first-born son: and he called his name JESUS.
NOW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the 2 days of Herod the king, behold, there came WISE MEN from the east to Jerusalem, 'saying, Where is he that is born King of the 2 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 4 gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they 5 said unto him; In Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda,
That shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the WISE MEN, inquired 7 of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent 8 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 9 king, they departed; and lo, the star, 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 exceed- 10 ing great joy. And when they were come into the house, they 11 saw 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 in a dream that they should not return 12 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 inio 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 14 and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: and was there 15 until the 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 WISE 16 MEN, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the chil. dren 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 17 which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, In Rama was there a voice heard,
18 Lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning,
Rachel weeping for her children,
And would not be comforted, because they are not. BUT, when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the LORD 19 appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 'saying, Arise, and take 20