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neration of Jesus Gospel of Jesus Christ, Christ, the Son of David, the Son of God; the son of Abraham.

2. 2 Abraham begat Isaac; 2 As it is written in the

and Isaac begat Jacob; prophets, Behold, I send my and Jacob begat Judas messenger before thy face, and his brethren;

which shall prepare thy way

before thee. 3. 3 And Judas begat Pha- 3 The voice of one crying

res and Zara of Thamar; in the wilderness, Prepare and Phares begat Esrom ; ye the way of the Lord, and Esrom begat Aram; make his paths straight.

4. 4 And Aram begat Ami- 4 John did baptize in the

nadab; and Aminadab be- wilderness, and preach the gat Naasson; and Naasson baptism of repentance for begat Salmon;

the remission of sins. 5. Ở And Salmon begat 5 And there went out

Booz of Rachab; and Booz unto him all the land of begat Obed of Ruth; and Judæa, and they of JerusaObed begat Jesse ; lem, and were all baptized

of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.

6. 6 And Jesse begat Da- 6 And John was clothed

vid the king; and David with camel's hair, and with the king begat Solomon a girdle of a skin about his of her that had been the loins; and he did eat lowife of Urias;

custs and wild honey; 7. 7 And Solomon begat 7 And preached, saying,

Roboam; and Roboam There cometh one mightier begat Abia; and Abia than I after me, the latchet begat Asa;

of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and

unloose. 8. 8 And Asa begat Josa- 8 I indeed have baptized phat; and Josaphat begat you with water : but he


TORASMUCH as many 1

IN the beginning was the

set forth in order a declara- was with God, and the Word tion of those things which was God. are most surely believed among us,

2 Even as they delivered 2 The same was in the them unto us, which from beginning with God. the beginning were eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

3 It seemed good to me 3 All things were made also, having had perfect un by him; and without him derstanding of all things was not any thing made that from the very first, to write was made. unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus,

4 That thou mightest 4 In him was life; and know the certainty of those the life was the light of things, wherein thou hast men. been instructed. 5 THERE was in the days 5. And the light shineth

of Herod, the king in darkness ; and the darkof Judæa, a certain Priest ness comprehended it not. named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.

6 And they were both 6 There was a man sent righteous before God, walk- from God, whose name was ing in all the commandments John. and ordinances of the Lord blameless.

7 And they had no child, 7 The same came for a because that Elisabeth was witness, to bear witness of barren, and they both were the Light, that all men now well stricken in years. through him might believe.

8 And it came to pass, 8 He was not that Light, that while he executed the but was sent to bear witness Joram; and Joram begat shall baptize you with the Ozias;

Holy Ghost. 9. 9 And Ozias begat 91 And it came to pass Joatham; and Joatham in those days, that Jesus begat Achaz; and Achaz came from Nazareth of Galibegat Ezekias ;

lee, and was baptized of

John in Jordan. 10. 10 And Ezekias begat 10 And straightway com

Manasses; and Manasses ing up out of the water, he begat Amon; and Amon saw the heavens opened, begat Josias ;

and the Spirit like a dove

descending upon him: 11. 11 And Josias begat 11 And there came a voice

Jechonias and his bre- from heaven, saying, Thou thren, about the time they art my beloved Son, in whom were carried away to Ba- I am well pleased. bylon : 12. 12 And after they were 12 1 And immediately the

brought to Babylon, Je spirit "driveth him into the chonias begat Salathiel; wilderness. and Salathiel begat Zoro.

babel ; 13. 13 And Zorobabel be- 13 And he was there in

gat Abiud; and Abiud be- the wilderness forty days, gat Eliakim; and Eliakim tempted of Satan ; and was begat Azor;

with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto

him. 14. 14 And Azor begat Sa- 14 I Now after that John

doc; and Sadoc begat was put in prison, Jesus Achim; and Achim begat came into Galilee, preach

ing the Gospel of the kingdom of God,


15. 15 And Eliud begat 15 And saying, The time

Eleazar; and Eleazar be- is fulfilled, and the kingdom gat Matthan; and Mat- of God is at hand : repent than begat Jacob; ye, and believe the Gospel.

16. 16 And Jacob begat

16 g Now as he walked

Priest's office before God in of that Light. the order of his course,

9 According to the custom 9 That was the true Light, of the Priest's office, his lot which lighteth every man was to burn incense when that cometh into the world. he went into the temple of the Lord.

10 And the whole multi- 10 He was in the world, tude of the people were and the world was made by praying without at the time him, and the world knew of incense.

him not.

11 And there appeared 11 He came unto his own, unto him an angel of the and his own received him Lord standing on the right not. side of the altar of incense.

12 And when Zacharias 12 But as many as resaw him, he was troubled, ceived him, to them gave he and fear fell upon him. power to become the sons of

God, even to them that be

lieve on his name: 13 But the angel said unto 13 Which were born, not him, Fear not, Zacharias : of blood, nor of the will of for thy prayer is heard; and the flesh, nor of the will of thy wife Elisabeth shall bear man, but of God. thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.

14 And thou shalt have 14 And the Word was joy and gladness; and many made flesh, and dwelt among shall rejoice at his birth. us, (and we beheld his glory,

the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full

of grace and truth. 15 For he shall be great 15 | John bare witness of in the sight of the Lord, and him, and cried, saying, This shall drink neither wine nor was he of whom I spake, strong drink; and he shall He that cometh after me is be filled with the Holy preferred before me : for he Ghost, even from his mo- was before me. ther's womb. 16 And many of the 16 And of his fulness

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