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Christ is born.

S. MATTHEW. The wise men directed to him. 21 And she shall bring forth 5 And they said unto him, In a son, and thou shalt call his Bethlehem of Judea : for thus name JESUS: for he shall save it is written by the prophet, his people from their sins. 6 And thou Bethlehem, in the

22 Now all this was done, that land of Juda, art not the least ait might be fulfilled which was mong the princes of Juda: forout spoken of the Lord by the of thee shall come a Governor, prophet, saying,

that shall rule my people Israel. 23 Behold, a virgin shall be 7 Then Herod, when he had with child, and shall bring forth privily called the wise men, ina son, and they shall call his quired of them diligently what name Emmanuel, which being time the star appeared. interpreted is, God with us. 8 And he sent them to Beth

24 Then Joseph, being raised lehem, and said, Go, and search from sleep, did as the angel of diligently for the young child; the Lord had bidden him, and and when ye have found him, took unto him his wife :

bring me word again, that I may 25 And knew her not till she come and worship him also. had brought forth her first-born 9 When they had heard the son: and he called his name king, they departed; and lo, JESUS.

the star, which they saw in the CHAP. II.

east, went before them, till it 1 The wise men out of the cast are directed to came and stood over where the

Christ by a star. 11 They worship him, and offer their presents. 14 Joseph fleeth into

young child was. Egypt, with Jesus and his mother. '16 Herod 10 When they saw the star, slayeth the children: 20 himself dieth. 23 Christ is brought back again into Galilee to

they rejoiced with exceeding Nazareth.

great joy W

11 | And when they were in Bethlehem of Judea come into the house, they saw in the days of Herod the king, the young child with Mary his behold, there came wise men mother, and fell down, and worfrom the east to Jerusalem, shipped him: and when they

2 Saying, Where is he that is had opened their treasures, they born King of the Jews? for we presented unto him gifts; gold, have seen his star in the east, and frankincense, and myrrh. and are come to worship him. 12 And being warned of God

3 When Herod the king had in a dream that they should not heard these things, he was trou- return to Herod, they departed bled, and all Jerusalem with him.

into their own country another 4 And when he had gathered way. all the chief priests and scribes 13 And when they were deof the people together, he de- parted, behold, the angel of the manded of them

where Christ Lord appeareth to Joseph in a should be born.

dream, saying, Arise, and take

Herod's massacre of the infants. CHAP. III.

The preaching of John. the

young child and his mother, the young child and his mothand flee into Egypt, and be er, and came into the land of thou there until I bring thee Israel. word : for Herod will seek the 22 But when he heard that young child to destroy him. Archelaus did reign in Judea

14 When he arose, he took in the room of his father Herthe young child and his moth- od, he was afraid to


thither: er by night, and departed into notwithstanding, being warned Egypt :

of God in a dream, he turned 15 And was there until the aside into the parts of Galilee: death of Herod : that it might 23 And he came and dwelt in be fulfilled which was spoken a city called Nazareth : that it of the Lord by_the prophet, might be fulfilled which was saying, Out of Egypt have I spoken by the prophets, He called my son.

shall be called a Nazarene. 16 Then Herod, when he

CHAP. III. saw that he was mocked of the 1 John preacheth: his office : life, and baptism.

7 He reprehendeth the Pharisees, 13 and wise men, was exceeding wroth,

baptizeth Christ in Jordan. and sent forth , and slew all the IN those days came John the

Baptist, preaching in the wilhem, and in all the coasts there- derness of Judea, of, from two years old and un- 2 And saying, Repent ye, for der, according to the time which the kingdom of heaven is at he had diligently inquired of the hand. wise men.

3 For this is he that was spo17 Then was fulfilled that ken of by the prophet Esaias, which was spoken by Jeremy saying, The voice of one crythe prophet, saying,

ing in the wilderness, Prepare 18 In Rama was there a voice ye the way of the Lord, make heard, lamentation, and weep

his paths straight. ing, and great mourning, Ra- 4 And the same John had his chel weeping for her children, raiment of camel's hair, and a and would not be comforted, leathern girdle about his loins; because they are not.

and his meat was locusts and 19 But when Herod was wild honey. dead, behold, an angel of the 5 Then went out to him JeLord appeareth in a dream to rusalem, and all Judea, and all Joseph in Egypt,

the region round about Jordan, 20 Saying, Arise, and take the 6_And were baptized of him young child and his mother, in Jordan, confessing their sins. and go

into the land of Israel? 7 9 But when he saw many for they are dead which sought of the Pharisees and Sadducees the young child's life.

come to his baptism, he said un21 And he arose, and took to them, O generation of vipers,


Christ is baptised.

S. MATTHEW. He is tempted of the devil. who hath warned you to flee and he saw the Spirit of God from the wrath to come ? descending like a dove, and

8 Bring forth therefore fruits lighting upon him : meet for repentance :

17 And lo, a voice from heav9 And think not to say within en, saying, This is my beloved yourselves, We have Abraham Son, in whom I am well pleased. to our father: for I say unto you,

CHAP. IV. that God is able of these stones

1 Christ fasteth, and is tempted. 11 The anto raise up children unto Abra- gels minister unto him. 13 He dwelleth in

Capernaum, 17 beginneth to preach, ham.


calleth Peter, and Andrew, 21 James, and 10 And now also the axe is John, .23 and healeth all the diseased. laid unto the root of the trees : HEN was Jesus led up of therefore everytree which bring- the spirit into the wildereth not forth good fruit is hewn ness to be tempted of the devil. down, and cast into the fire. 2 And when he had fasted

11 I indeed baptize you with forty days and forty nights, he water unto repentance: but he was afterward an hungered. that cometh after me is mightier

3 And when the tempter came than I, whose shoes I am not to him, he said, If thou be the worthy to bear: he shall baptize Son of God, command that you with the Holy Ghost, and these stones be made bread. with fire :

4 But he answered and said, 12 Whose fan is in his hand, It is written, Man shall not live and he will thoroughly purge by bread alone, but by every his floor, and gather his wheat word that proceedeth out of the into the garner; but he will mouth of God. burn up the chaff with un- | 5 Then the devil taketh him quenchable fire.

up into the holy city, and set13 Then cometh Jesus from teth him on a pinnacle of the Galilee to Jordan unto John, temple, to be baptized of him.

6 And saith unto him, If thou 14 But John forbade him, be the Son of God, cast thyself saying, I have need to be bap- down, for it is written, He shall tized of thee, and comest thou give his angels charge concernto me?

ing thee : and in their hands 15 And Jesus answering said they shall bear thee up, lest at unto him, Suffer it to be so now: any time thou dash thy foot for thus it becometh us to fulfil against a stone. all righteousness. Then he suf- 7 Jesus said unto him, It is fered him.

written again, Thou shalt not 16 And Jesus, when he was tempt the Lord thy God. baptized, went up straightway 8 Ågain, the devil taketh him out of the water: and lo, the upinto an exceeding high mounheavens were opened unto him, | tain, and sheweth him all the

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Christ beginneth to preach. CHAP. V. Peter and Andrew, $c., called. kingdoms of the world, and the Follow me, and I will make

you fishers of men. 9 And saith unto him, All these 20 things will I give thee, if thou their nets, and followed him. wilt fall down and worship me. 21 And going on from thence,

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, he saw other two brethren, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is James the son of Zebedee, and written, Thou shalt worship the John his brother, in a ship with Lord thy God, and him only Zebedee their father, mending shalt thou serve.

their nets: and he called them. 11 Then the devil leaveth 22 And they immediately left him, and behold, angels came the ship, and their father, and and ministered unto him. followed him.

12 9 Now when Jesus had 23 And Jesus went about heard that John was cast into all Galilee, teaching in their prison, he departed into Galilee; synagogues, and preaching the

13 And leaving Nazareth, he gospel of the kingdom, and came and dwelt in Capernaum, healing all manner of sickness, which is upon the sea-coast, in

and all manner of disease among the borders of Zabulon and

the people. Nephthalim;

24 And his fame went through14 That it might be fulfilled out all Syria: and they brought which was spoken by Esaias the unto him all sick people that prophet, saying,

were taken with divers diseases 15 The land of Zabulon, and and torments, and those which the land of Nephthalim, by the were possessed with devils, and way of the sea, beyond Jordan, those which were lunatic, and Galilee of the Gentiles: those that had the palsy; and 16 The people which sat in

he healed them. darkness, saw great light; and 25 And there followed him to them which sat in the region great multitudes of people from and shadow of death, light is Galilee, and from Decapolis, sprung up.

and from Jerusalem, and from 17 From that time Jesus Judea, and from beyond Jor began to preach, and to say,

dan. Repent; for the kingdom of

CHAP. V. heaven is at hand.

1 Christ beginneth his sermon in the mount :

3 declaring who are blessed, 13 who are the 18 | And Jesus, walking by salt of the earth, 14 the light of the world, the sea of Galilee, saw two

the city on a hill, 15 the candle : 17 that

he came to fulfil the law. 21 What it is to brethren, Simon called Peter, kill, 27 to commit adultery, 33 to swear : and Andrew his brother, cast

38 exhorteth to suffer wrong,

44 to love

even our enemies, 48 and to labour after ing a net into the sea; for they perfcctness. were fishers.

AND seeing the multitudes

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Christ's sermon

in the mount. tain : and when he was set, his 15 Neither do men light a disciples came unto him.

candle, and put it under a bush2 And he opened his mouth, el, but on a candlestick : and it and taught them, saying, giveth light unto all that are in

3 Blessed are the poor in spir- the house. it: for theirs is the kingdom of 16 Let your light so shine heaven.

before men, that they may see 4 Blessed are they that mourn: your good works, and glorify for they shall be comforted. your Father which is in heav

5 Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. 17 | Think not that I am

6 Blessed are they which do come to destroy the law, or the hunger and thirst after righte- prophets : I am not come to de. ousness : for they shall be filled. stroy, but to fulfil.

7 Blessed are the merciful: 18 For verily, I say unto you, for they shall obtain mercy.

Till heaven and earth pass, one 8 Blessed are the pure in jot or one tittle shall in no wise heart: for they shall see God. pass from the law, till all be

9 Blessed are the peace-ma- fulfilled. kers : for they shall be called 19 Whosoever therefore shall the children of God.

break one of these least com10 Blessed are they which mandments, and shall teach men are persecuted for righteous- so, he shall be called the least ness' sake: for theirs is the in the kingdom of heaven: but kingdom of heaven.

whosoever shall do, and teach 11 Blessed are ye when men them, the same shall be called shall revile you, and persecute great in the kingdom of heaven. you, and shall say all manner of 20 For I say unto you, that evil against you falsely, for my except your righteousness shall sake.

exceed the righteousness of the 12 Rejoice, and be exceeding scribes and Pharisees, ye shall glad: for great is

in no case enter into the kingin heaven: for so persecuted dom of heaven. they the prophets which were 21 [ Ye have heard that it

was said by them of old time, 13. Ye are the salt of the Thou shalt not kill; and whoearth: but if the salt have lost soever shall kill, shall be in its savour, wherewith shall it be danger of the judgment: salted ? it is thenceforth good for 22 But I say unto you, that nothing, but to be cast out, and whosoever is angry with his to be trodden under foot of men. brother without a cause, shall

14 Ye are the light of the be in danger of the judgment : world. A city that is set on and whosoever shall say to his an hill cannot be hid.

brother, Raca, shall be in dan

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before you.

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