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Nativity of Christ.

8. LUKE.

His circumcision darkness and in the shadow of death, was told them concerning this child to guide our feet into the way of peace. 18 And all they that heard it, wondered

80 And the child grew, and waxed at those things which were told them strong in spirit, and was in th: deserts by the shepherds. till the day of his shewing unto Israel. | 19 But Mary kept all these things, and CHAP. II.

pondered them in her heart. The Roman einpire taxed.

20 And the shepherds returned, gloriAND it came to pass in those days, fying and praising God for all the things hthat there went out a decree from that they had heard and seen, as it was Cesar Augustiis, that all the world told unto them. should be taxed."

| 21 And when eight days were accom. 2 (And this taxing was first made plished for the circumcising of the child, when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) his name was called JESUS, which

3 And all went to be taxed, every one was so named of the angel before he into his own city.

was conceived in the womb 4 And Joseph also went up from Gali- 22 And when the days of her purifi. lee, out of the city of Nazareth, into cation according to the law of Moses Judea, unto the city of David, which is were accomplished, they brought him called Bethlehem, (because he was of to Jerusalem, to present him to the the house and lineage of David,) Lord ;

6 To be taxed with Mary his espoused 23 (As it is written in the law of the wise, being great with child.

Lord, Every male that openeth the 6 And so it was, that while they were womb shall be called holy to the Lord ;) there, the days were accomplished that 24 And to offer a sacrifice according she should be delivered.

to that which is said in the law of the 7 And she brought forth her first-born Lord, A pair of turtle doves, or two son, and wrapped him in swaddling. young pigeons. clothes, and laid him in a manger; be- 25 And behold, there was a man in cause there was no room for them in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon ; the inn.

and the same man was just and devout, 8 And there were in the same country waiting for the consolation of Israel ; shepherds abiding in the field, keeping and the Holy Ghost was upon him. watch over their flock by night.

26 And it was revealed unto him by 9 And lo, the angel of the Lord came the Holy Ghost, that he should not see upon them, and the glory of the Lord denth, before he had seen the Lord's shone round about them; and they Christ. were sore afraid.

| 27 And he came by the Spirit into the 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear temple; and when the parents brought not: for behold, I bring you good ti. in the child Jesus, to do for him after dings of great joy, which shall be to all the custom of the law, people.

28 Then took he him up in his arms, 11 For unto you is born this day, in and blessed God, and said, the city of David, a Saviour, which is 29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant Christ the Lord.

depart in peace, according to thy word • 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; 30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvaYe shall find the babe wrapped in lion, swaddling-clothes. lying in a manger. 31 Which thou hast prepared before

13 And suddenly there was with the the face of all people; angel a multitude of the heavenly host 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and praising God, and saying,

the glory of thy people Israel. 14 Glory to God in the highest, and 33 And Joseph and his mother mar on earth peace, good will toward men. velled at those things which were spo.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels ken of him. were gone away froin them into heav. 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said en, the shepherds said one to another, unto Mary his mother, Behold, this Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, child is set for the fall and rising again and see this thing which is come to of many in Israel; and for a sign which pass, which the Lord hath made known shall be spoken agamst; unto us.

35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through 16 and they came with haste, and thy own soul also ;) that the thoughts found Mary and Joseph, and the babe of many hearts may be revealed. lying in a manger.

| 36 And there was one Anni, a proph. 17 And when they had seen it, they etess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the made known abroad the saying which tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, Christ found with the doctors. CHAP. III. John's preaching and baptism and had lived with a husband seven his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituren years from her virginity;

land of the region of Trachonitis, ang 37 And she was a widow of about four- Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, score and four years, which departed 2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high not from the temple, but served God priests, the word of God came unto John with fastings and prayers night and day. the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

38 And she coming in that instant, 3 And he came into all the country gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, about Jordan, preaching the baptism of and spake of him to all them that looked repentance, for the remission of sins; for redemption in Jerusalem.

14 As it is written in the book of the 39 And when they had performed all words of Esaias the prophet, saying, things according to the law of the Lord, The voice of one crying in the wilderthey returned into Galilee, to their own ness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, city Nazareth.

make his paths straight. 40 And the child grew, and waxed 5 Every valley shall be filled, and every strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; mountain and hill shall be brought and the grace of God was upon him. low; and the crooked shall be made 41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem straight, and the rough ways shall be 'very year at the feast of the passover. made smooth; 42 And when he was twelve years old, 6 And all flesh shall see the salvation they went up to Jerusalemn after the of God. ustom of the feast

17 Then said he to the multitude that 43 And when they had fulfilled the came forth to be baptized of him, O days, as they returned, the child Jesus generation of vipers, who hath warned tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph you to flee from the wrath to come! and his mother knew not of it.

| 8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy 44 But they, supposing him to have of repentance, and begin not to say been in the company, went a day's within yourselves, . We have Abraham journey; and they sought him among to our father : for I say unto you, That their kinsfolk and acquaintance. God is able of these stones to raise up 45 And when they found him not, they children unto Abraham turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking 9 And now also the axe is laid unto him.

the root of the trees: every tree there. 46 And it came to pass, that after three fore which bringeth not forth good fruit, days they found him in the temple, is hewn down, and cast into the fire sitting in the midst of the doctors, both 10 And the people asked him, saying, hearing them, and asking them ques. What shall we do then ? tions.

| 11 He answereth and saith unto them. 47 And all that heard him were aston. He that hath two coats, let him impart ished at his understanding and an- to him that hath none; and he that hath swers.

meat, let him do likewise. 48 And when they saw him, they were 12 Then came also publicans to be amazed : and his mother said unto him, baptized, and said unto him, Master, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? what shall we do? behold, thy father and I have sought 13 And he said unto them, Exact no thee sorrowing.

more than that which is appointed you. 49 And he said unto them, How is it 14 And the soldiers likewise demanded that ye sought me? wist ye not that I of him, saying, And what shall we do? must be about my Father's business? And he said unto them, Do violence

50 And they understood not the saying to no man, neither accuse any falsely which he spake unto them

and be content with your wages. 51 And he went down with them, and 15 And as the people were in expecta. came to Nazareth, and was subject ftion, and all men mused in their hearts unto them: but his mother kept all these of John, whether he were the Christ, sayings in her heart.

or not; 62 And Jesus increased in wisdom and 16 John answered, saying unto them stature, and in favour with God and all, I indeed baptize you with water; man.

but one mightier than I cometh, the CHAP. III.

latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy John's preaching and baptism. to unloose: he shall baptize you with NOW in the fifteenth year of the the Holy Ghost, and with fire: 1 reign of Tiberius Cesar, Pontius) 17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he Pilate being governor of Judea, and will thoroughly purge his floor, and Herod being tetrarch of Gelee, and I will gather the wheat into his garner

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The genealogy of Christ. 8. LUKE.

Christ's temptation but the chaff he will burn with fire was the son of Isanc, which was the Son unquenchable.

of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, 18 And many other things in his ex. I which was the sun of Nachor, hortation preached he unto the people. 35 Which was the son of Saruch,

19 But Herod the tetrarch, being re- which was the son of Ragau, which was proved by him for Herodias his brother the son of Plialec, which was the son of Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Heber, which was the son of Sala, Herod had done,

36 Which was the son of Cainan, which 20 Added yet this above all, that he was the son of Arphaxad, which was shut up John in prison.

the son of Sem, which was the son of 21 Now, when all the people were Noe, which was the son of Lamech, baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus 37 Which was the son of Mathusala, also being baptized, and praying, the which was the son of Enoch, which was heaven was opened,

the son of Jared, which was the son of 22 And the Holy Ghost descended in Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan. a bodily shape like a dove upon him, 38 Which was the son of Enos, which and a voice came from heaven, which was the son of, Seth, which was the son said, Tnou art my beloved Son ; in of Adam, which was the son of God. thee I am well pleased.

. CHAP. IV. 23 And Jesus himself began to be Christ's temptation and victory. about thirty years of age, being (as AND Jesus being full of the Holy was supposed) the son of Joseph, 1 Ghost, returned from Jordan, and which was the son of Heli,

was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 24 Which was the son of Matthat, 2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. which was the son of Levi, which was And in those days he did eat nothing: the son of Melchi, which was the son of and when they were ended, he after Janna, which was the son of Joseph, Ward hungered.

25 Which was the son of Mattathias, 3 And the devil said unto him, if thou which was the son of Amos, which was be the Son of God, command this stone the son of Naum, which was the son of that it be made bread. Esli, which was the son of Nagge, 4 And Jesus answered him, saying,

26 Which was the son of Maath, which It is written, That man shall not live by was the son of Mattathias, which was bread alone, but by every word of God. the son of Semei, which was the son of 5 And the devil, taking him up into a Joseph, which was the son of Juda, high mountain, shewed unto him all

27 Which was the son of Joanna, which the kingdoms of the world in a moment was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of time. of Zorobabel, which was the son of 6 And the devil said unto him, All this Salathiel, which was the son of Neri, power will I give thee, and the glory of

28 Which was the son of Melchi, which them: for that is delivered unto me, was the son of Addi, which was the son and to whomsoever I will, I give it. of Cosam, which was the son of Elmo- 7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, dam, which was the son of Er,

all shall be thine. 29 Which was the son of Jose, which 8 And Jesus answered and said unto was the son of Eliezer, which was the him, Get thee behind me, Satan : for it son of Joriin, which was the son of is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord Matthat, which was the son of Levi, thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

30 Which was the son of Simeon, 9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, which was the son of Juda, which was and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, the son of Joseph, which was the son of and said unto him, If thou be the Son Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim, of God, cast thyself down from hence

31 Which was the son of Melea, which 10 For it is written, He shall give his was the son of Menan, which was the son angels charge over thee, to keep thee: of Mattatha, which was the son of Na- 11 And in their hands they shall bear than, which was the son of David, thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy

32 Which was the son of Jesse, which foot against a stone. was the son of Obed, which was the son 12 And Jesus answering, said unto of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, him, It is said, Thou shalt not temps which was the son of Naasson,

the Lord thy God. 33 Which was the son of Aminadab, 13 And when the devil had ended all which was the son of Aram, which was the temptation, he departed from him the son of Esrom, which was the son of for a season. Phares, which was the son of Juda, 14 | And Jesus returned in the power 84 Which was the son of Jacob, which of the Spirit into Galilee: and there

Christ beginneth lo preach, CHAP. V.

and to work miracle went out a fame of him through all the 32 and they were astonished at his region round aboui.

doctrine: for his word was with power. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, 33 | And in the synagogue there was being glorified of all.

ja man which had a spirit of an unclean 16 And he came to Nazareth, where devil; and he cried out with a loud voice, he had been brought up: and, as his! 34 Saying, Let us alone; what have we custom was, he went into the syna- to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? gogue on the sabbath-day, and stood art thou come to destroy us? I know up for to read.

thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. 17 And there was delivered unto him 35 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, the book of the prophet Esaias. And Hold thy peace, and come out of himn. when he had opened the book, he found And when the devil had thrown him in the place where it was written,

the midst, he came out of him, and hurt 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, him not. because he hath anointed me to preach 36 And they were all amazed, and the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me spake among themselves, saying, What to heal the broken-hearted, to preach a word is this ! for with authority and deliverance to the captives, and recov. power he commandeth the unclean ering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty spirits, and they come out. them that are bruised,

| 37 And the fume of him wont out into 19 To preach the acceptable year of every place of the country round about. the Lord.

38 IT And he arose out of the syna. 20 And he closed the book, and he gave gogue, and entered into Simon's house. it again to the minister, and sat down. And Simon's wife's mother was taken And the eyes of all them that were in with a great fever; and they besought the synagogue were fastened on him. him for her.

21 And he began to say unto them, This 39 And he stood over her, and rebuked day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears, the fever; and it left her: anú imme.

22 And all bare him witness, and won- diately she arose and ministered unto dered at the gracious words which pro-them. ceeded out of his mouth. And they said, 40 Now, when the sun was setting, Is not this Joseph's son?

all they that had any sick with divers 23 And he said unto them, Ye will diseases, brouglit them unto him: and surely say unto me this proverb, Phy- he laid his hands on every one of them, sician, heal thyself: whatsoever wel and healed them. have heard done in Capernaum, do alsol 41 And devils also came out of many here in thy country.

crying out, and saying, 'Thou art Christ 24 And he said, Verily, I say unto the Son of God. And he, rebuking them, you, No prophet is accepted in his own suffered them no

suffered them not to speak: for they country.

knew that he was Christ. 25 But I tell you of a truth, many 42 And when it was day, he departed, widows were in Israel in the days of land went into a desert place; and the Elias, when the heaven was shut up people sought him, and came unto him, three years and six months, when great and stayed him, that he should not de. famine was throughout all the land : part from them..

26 But unto none of them was Elias 43 And he said unto them, I must preach sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, the kingdom of God to other cities also, unto a woman that was a widow. for therefore am I sent.

27 And many lepers were in Israel in 44 And he preached in the synagogues the time of Eliseus the prophet; and of Galilee. none of them was cleansed, saving

CHAP. V. Naaman the Syrian.

A miraculous draught of fishes. 28 And all they in the synagogue, AND it came to pass, that as the peo. when they leard these things, were n ple pressed upon him to hear the filled with wrath,

word of God, he stood by the lake of. 29 And rose up, and thrust him out of Gannesaret, the city, and led him unto the brow of 2 And saw two ships standing by the the hili, (whereon their city was built,) lake: but the fishermen were gone out that they might cast him down headlong. of them, and were washing their nets.

30 But he, passing through the midst 3 And he entered into one of the ships, of them, went his way,

which was Simon's, and prayed him 31 And came down to Capernaum, a that he would thrust out a litte froin city of Galilee, and taught them on the the land. And he sat down, and taugh! Sabbath-days.

the people out of the ship.

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Chris. coeanseth the leper. S. LUKE.

He calleth Matthon, 4 Now, when he had left speaking, he the house-top, and let him down through said unto Simon, Launch out inw the the tiling with his couch, into the midst deep, and let down your nets for a before Jesus. draught.

20 And when he saw their faith, he 5 And Simon answering, said unto him, loaid unto him, Man, thy sins are for. Master, we have toiled all the night, given thee. and have taken nothing; nevertheless, 21 And the scribes and the Pharisees at thy word I will let down the net. began to reason, saying, Who is this

6 And when they had this done, they which speaketh triasphemies? Who can enclosed a great multitude of fishes : forgize sins but God alone? and their net brake.

22 But when Jesus perceived their 7 And they beckoned unto their part-thoughts, he answering, said unto them, ners, which were in the other ship, that What reason ye in your hearts? they should come and help them. And 23 Whether is easier, to say, Thy sins they came, and filled both the ships, so be forgiven thee; or to say, Rise up that they began to sink.

and walk? 8 When Siinon Peter saw it, he felll 24 But that ye may know that the Son down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart of man hath power upon earth to forgive from nie; forlam a sinful man, O Lord. sins, (he said unto the sick of the palsy,)

9 For he was astonished, and all that I say unto thee, Arise, and take up thy were with himn, at the draught of the couch, and go unto thy house. fishes which they had taken:

| 25 And immediately he arose up be10 And so was also James and John the fore them, and took up that whereon sons of Zebedee, which were partners he lay, and departed to his own house, with Simon. And Jesus said unto glorifying God. Simon. Fear not: from henceforth thou 26 And they were all amazed, and shalt catch men.

they glorified God, and were filled with 11 And when they had brought their fear, saying, We have seen strange ships to land, they forsook all, and fol.things to-diny. lowed him..

| 27 | And after these things he went 12 { And it came to pass, when he was forth, and saw a publican named Levi, in a certain city, behold, a man full of sitting at the receipt of custom: and he leprosy: who seeing Jesus, fell on his said unto him, Follow me. face, and besought him, saying, Lord, 28 And he lett all, rose up, and followed if thou wilt, thou canst make it clean. him.

13 And he put forth his hand and 29 And Levi made him a great seast touched him, saying, I will : Be thailin his own house; and there was & clean. And immediately the leprosy great company of publicans, and of departed from him.

others that sat down with them. 14 And he charged him to tell no man:/ 30 But their scribes and Pharisees but go, and shew thyself to the priest, murmured against his disciples, saying, and offer for thy cleansing, according Why do ye eat and drink with publicans as Moses commanded, for a testimony and sinners ? unto them.

31 And Jesus answering, said unio 15 But so much the more went there them. They that are whole need not a a fame abroad of hiin: and great multi-physician; but they that are sick. tuues came together to hear and to be 32 I came not to call the righteous, but hwuled by hiin of their infirmities. sinners to repentance.

16 And he withdrew himself into 33 l And they said unto him, Why do the wilderness, and prayed. " the disciples of John fast often, and

17 And it caine to pass on a certain make pravers, and likewise the disciples day, as he was teaching, that there were of the Pharisees; but thine eat and Pharisees and doctors of the law silling drink? by, which were come out of every towu 34 And he said unto thcm, Can ye of Galilee, and Judea, and Jerusalem : make the children of the bride-chamber and the power of the Lord was present fast hile the bridegroom is with them? to heal them.

| 35 But the days will come, when the 18 !! And behold, men brought in a bed bridegroom shall be taken away from & Lan which was taken with a palsy: them, and then shall they fast in those and they sought means to bring him in, days. and to lay him before him.

36 11 And he spake also a parable unto 19 And wnen they could not find by them: No mar, putteth a piece of a new what war, they might bring him in, be- garment upon an old : if otherwise, then me of the multitude, they went upop both the new maketh a rent, and the

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