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The GOSPEL according to St. MATTHEW.

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16 A Jacob begat Joseph the Cbriff's genealogy from Abrabam. husband of Mary, of whom was HĚ book of the generation born Jesus, whois called CHRIST.

of Jesus Christ, the son of 17 So all the generations, from

David, the son of Abraham. Abraham to David; are fourteen 2 Abraham begat Ifaac, and Ifaac generations, and from David until begat Jacob,and Jacob begat Judas the carrying away into Babylon, and his brethren,

arefourteen generations;and from 3 And Judas begat Phares and the carrying away into Babylon Zara of Thanar, and Pharesbegat unto Christ, are fourteen genera. Efrom, and Efrom begat Aram, tions.

4 And Aram begat Aminadab, 18 T Now, the birth of Jesus and Aminadab begat Naafson, and Christ was on this wise: When as Naaffon begat Salmon,

his mother Mary was espoused to s And Salmon begat Booz of Joseph, before they came together, Rachab, and Booz begat Obed of the was found with child of the Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse,

Holy Ghost, 6 And Jeffe begat David the king, 19 Then Joseph her husband, beand David the king begat Solomon ing a just man, and not willing to of ber that bad been the wife of make her a publick example, was frias,

minded to put her away, privily. 7 And Solomon begat Roboam,20 But while he thought on these and Roboam begat Abia, and Abia things, behold, the angel of the begat Afa,

Lord appeareduntohiminadream, 8 And Asa begat Josaphat, and saying, Joseph, thou son of David, Josaphat begat Joram, and Joram fear not to take unto thee Mary thy begat Ozias,

wife; for that which is conceived 9 And Ozias begat Joatham, and in her is of the Holy Ghost. Joatham begat Achaz, and Achaz 21 And thelhall bring forthason, begat Ezekias,

and thou shaltcallbisname JESUS; 1o And Ezekias begat Manases, for he hall save his people from aad Manasses begat Amon, and their fins. Jumu, begat Jofias,

22 (Now all this was done, that II Add sofias begat Jechoniasand it might be fulfilled which was is breth n about the time they spoken of the Lord by the prophet, vere cand away to Babyloni, saying,

12 Andafterthey werebroughtto 23 Behold, a virgin fhall be with Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel, child, and shall bring forth a lon, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel, and they shall call his name EM

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud, MANUEL; which, being, interand Abiud begat Eliakim, and Elia- preted, is, God with us.), tim begat Azor,

24 Then Jofeph, being raised 14 4 And Azor begat Sadoc, and from sleep, did as the angel of the Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim Lord had bidden him, and took begat Eliud,

unto him his wife ; Ig And Eliudbegat Eleazar, and - 25 And knew her not till ine had Eeazar begat Matthan, and Mat. brought forth ber first-born ton, an begat Jacob,

and he called his name JESUS,

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The wife men of the caft. S. MATTHEW. Joseph Alecth into Egypt. CH A P. II.

gifts; gold, and frankincense, and The wise men dire&ed to Chrif. myrrh.

Jefus was born in 12 And being warned of God in Beth-lehem of Judea, in the a dream that they should not redays of Herod the king, behold, turn to Herod, they departed into there came wise men from the their own country another way. eart to Jerusalem,

13 And, when they were depart2 Saying, Woere is he that is ed, behold, the angel of the Lord born King of tne Jews ? for we appeareth to Joseph in a dream, have seen his ftar in the east, and saying, Arise, and take the young are come to worship him.

child and his mother, and flee in3 When Herod the king had to Egypt, and be thou there until heard these things he was troubled, I bring thee word: for Herod will and all Jerusalem with him. seek the young child' to destroy

4 And, when he had gathered all him. the chief priefts and scribes of the 14. When he arose, he took the people together, he demanded of young child and his mother by Chen where Chrit should be born. night, and departed into Egypt;

S and they said unto him, In Is And was there until the death Heth-leier of Judea; for thus it of Herod: that it might be fulfilled is written by the prophet, which was spoken of the Lord by

6. And thou Beth-lehem, in the the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt land of Juda, art not the least as have I called iny Son. mong the princes of Juda : for out 16 | Then Herod, when he saw ofthee shall come a Governor, that that he was mocked of the wife illall

rule my people Ifrael. men, was exceeding wroth, and

Then Herod, when hehad pri- fent forth, and flew all the children vily called the wife men, enquired that were in Beth-lehem, and in all of them diligently what time the the coasts thereof, from two years Har appeared.

old and under, according to the 8 And he sent then o Beth-le- time which he had diligently enhem, and said, Go, and search di- quired of the wise men. ligently for the young child ; and, 17 Then was fulfilled that which sh ye have found him, bring me was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, word again, that I may come and saying, worship him also.

18 In Rama was there a voice 9. When they had heard the heard,, lamentation, and veeping, Eing they departed; and, lo, the and great mourning, Racnel weepAtar, which they saw in the east, ing for her children, and woula went before them, till it came not be comforted, because they are and stood over where the young not. child was.

19 $ But when Herod was dead, 10 When they saw the star, they behold, an angel of the Lord apa rejoiced with exceeding great joy. peareth in a dream to Joseph in

11 And when they were come Egypt, into the house they saw the young 20 Saying, Arise, and take the child with Mary his mother, and young child and his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: gointo the land of Israel: for they and, when they had opencu inein are dead which sought the young Treasures, they presented unto him childs life,

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The Pharisees reprebended. CHAP. III, IV.Chrifi baptized in Fordán.

I And he arose, and took the Io And now also the axe is laid young child and his mother, and untotheroot ofthe trees: therefore came into the land of Israel.

every tree which bringeth not forth 22 But when he heard that Ar- good fruit is hewn down, and cafe chelaus did reign in Judea in the into the fire. room of his father Herod, he was 11 Iindeed baptize you with waafraid to go thither: notwithstand- ter unto repentance : but he that ing, being warned of God in a cometh after me is mightier than dream, he turned afide into the I, whose shoes I am not worthy to parts of Galilee;

bear; he thall baptize you with the 23 And he came and dwelt in a Holy Ghost, and with fire:: city called Nazareth: that it might 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and be fulfilled which was spoken by he will thoroughly purge his Hour, the prophets, He shall be called a and gather his wheat into the gar. Nazarene.

ner: but he will burn up the craft CHAP. III.

with unquenchable fire. Jobris office, life, and baptism. 13 | Then cometh Jefus from In thofedays came John the Bap- Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be of Judea,

14 But John forbade him, say. 2 And saying, Repent ye: for the ing, I have need to be baptized of kingdom of heaven is at hand. thee, and comet thou to me?

3. For this is he that was fpo- 15 And Jesus answering, faid ken of by the prophet Elias, unto him, Suffer it to be so now: saying, The voice of one crying for thus it becometh us to fulál all in the wilderness, Prepare ye the righteousness. Then he suffered way of the Lord, make his paths traight.

16 And Jefus, when he was bap. 4 And the fame John had his tized, went up ftraightway out of raiment of camels hair, and a lea- the water: and, lo, the heavens thern girdle about his loins; and his were opened unto him, and he faw meat was locusts and wild honey. the Spirit of God descending like a

s Then went out to him Jeru- dove, and lighting upon him: falem, and all Judea, and all the 17 And, lo, a voice from heaven, region round about Jordan, saying, This is my beloved Son, id 6 And were baptized

of him in whom I am well pleased. Jordan, cônfessing their fins.

CH A P. IV 99 But when he saw many of Chrif faßteth, and is tempted, &c. the Pharisees and Sadducees come THEN was Jesus led up of the to his baptism, he said unto them, spirit into the wilderness, to O generation of vipers! who hath be tempted of the devil. warned you to flee from the wrath 2 And when he had falted forty to come?

days and forty nights, he was af 8 Bring forth, therefore, fruits terward an hungered. meet for repentance :

3 And when the tempter came 9 And think not to say within to him, he said, it thou be the Son yourselves, We have Abraham to of Gorl.cominand that thele stones our father: for I say unto you, That be made bread. God is able of these stones to raise 4 But he answered, and said, it is up children unto Abraham. written, Man shall not live by bread

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