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23. Is. 4. 1.
The angel's visit to Mary. marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple. L. 1. And when he came out, he could not speak 22 unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless. And it came to 23
pass, that, as soon as P the days of his ministra2 Ein:11,5
. tion were accomplished, he departed to his own
And after those days his wife Elisabeth con- 24 ceived, and hid herself five months, saying, Thus 25
hath the Lord dealt with me in the days where9 Gen. 30. in he looked on me, to 9 take away my reproach & 54. 1, 4. among men.
4. The annunciation. And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin ? espoused to a man whose 27 name was Joseph, of the house of David; and
the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel 28 a Dan.9.23. came in unto her, and said, “Hail, thou that art & 10,1%highly favoured, "the Lord is with thee: blessed b Judg. 6.
art thou among women. And when she saw 29
Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. * Is. 7.14. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, 31
and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name
JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called 32 a 2 Sam.7. the Son of the Highest: and "the Lord God 11, 12.
shall give unto him the throne of his father Is. 9. 6, 7. & 16. 5. David: € and he shall reign over the house of 33 Jer. 3.6. Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall Rev. 3.7. be no end. Then said Mary unto the angel, 34 *Dan244. How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? Obad. 21. And the angel answered and said unto her, The 35 Mic . 4.7Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore
3 graciously accepted, or, much graced. marg.
2 betrothed. C.
The salutation of Mary.
L. 1. also that holy thing which shall be born of thee 36 shall be called 'the Son of God. And, behold, 'Acts 8.37.
thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a
son in her old age: and this is the sixth month 37 with her, who was called barren. For 8 with & Gen. 18. 38 God nothing shall be impossible. And Mary Jer. 32. 17.
said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it Zech. 8. 6.
concerning Christ. L. 1.
And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, a into a city of Juda; a Josh. 21. 40 and entered into the house of Zacharias, and 9, 10, 11. 41 saluted Elisabeth. And it came to pass, that,
when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary,
the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth 42 was filled with the Holy Ghost: and she spake
out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art Judg. 5.
thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of 24. 43 thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the 44 mother of my Lord should come to me? for, lo,
as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded
in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for 45 joy. And a blessed is she 'that believed: for there Ps. 34.2,3
shall be a performance of those things which & 35.9. 46 were told her from the Lord. And Mary said, a 1 Sam. 1. 47 ° My soul doth magnify the Lord, and my spirit Ps 138. 6. 48 * hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. For dhe Mal3.12
. hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden : & 126.2,3
for, behold, from henceforth all generations Gen.177. 49 shall call me blessed. For he that is mighty .
hath done to me great things; and holy is 1718. 50 his name. And "his mercy is on them that fear & 118 15. 51 him from generation to generation. He hath 18.40.10
. shewed strength with his arm; "he hath scat- & 52. 10. tered the proud in the imagination of their 1 Pet. 5. 5. happy. D. C.
3 which believed that there shall be. marg. joiceth. T.
Jer. 31.3, of his
The nativity and circumcision of John. 1 Sam. 2 hearts. 'He hath put down the mighty from L. 1. Job 5.11. their seats, and exalted them of low degree. 52 Ps. 113.6. m He hath filled the hungry with good things ; 53 m
and the rich he hath sent empty away. He 54 * Ps.98.3. hath holpen his servant Israel, "in remembrance
of his mercy; as he spake to our fathers, to 55 Gen. 17; Abraham, and to his seed for ever. And Mary 56 11. Rom. abode with her about three months, and reGal.3. 16. turned to her own house. 6. The nativity and circumcision of John.
L.1 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she
57 should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. And her neighbours and her cousins heard 58 how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon
her; and they rejoiced with her. And it came 59 a Gen. 17. to pass, that on the eighth day they came to Lev. 12.3. circumcise the child; and they called him Za
charias, after the name of his father. And his 60
John. And they marvelled all. And his mouth 64 Gen. 39. was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, 17. & 89. and he spake, and praised God. And fear came 65
on all that dwelt round about them: and all *Joel 2.28. these * sayings were noised abroad throughout a 1 Kings 1. 48.
all the hill country of Judæa. And all they that 66 Ps.41,13. heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, & 106.48. What manner of child shall this be! And the & 4.31.6 hand of the Lord was with him. And his father 67 Ps. 111.9. Zacharias was filled with the Holy Ghost, and
prophesied, saying, "Blessed be the Lord God of 68 8 . 23.5, 6.&3616 Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his Dan. 9. 24. people, "and hath raised up an horn of salvation 69 Rom. 1. 2. for us in the house of his servant David; 8 as 70
2 supported. Macknight. 3 relations. C. things. C. M.
21. Acts 11. 21.
f Ps. 132. 17.
42. Ps. 98.
1 Jer. 32.
Acts 26. 18.
An angel appears to Joseph.
7 L. 1. he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, TM Lev. 26. 71 which have been since the world began: that
3. & 105.8, we should be saved from our enemies, and from 9. & 106. 72 the hand of all that hate us; "to perform the 16. 60.
mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember Gen. 12. 73 his holy covenant; 'the oath which he sware to & 22.16, 74 our father Abraham, that he would grant unto 6.13, 17.
us, that we being delivered out of the hand of Rom. 6. 75 our enemies might "serve him without fear, 'in Heb. 9. 14. holiness and righteousness before him, all the
39, 40. 76 days of our life. And thou, child, shalt be called Eph.4.24. the prophet of the Highest : for thou shalt go 13.2
Tim. before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; 12. 1 Pet. 77 to give knowledge of salvation unto his people 78 by the remission of their sins, through the tender m Is. 40.3.
mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from &a.. 79 on high hath visited us, to give light to them " Is. 9.2.
that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, & 49. 9. to guide our feet into the way of peace.
7. An angel appears to Joseph. MW.1.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this 18
wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused
to Joseph, before they came together, she was 19 found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Jo
seph her husband, being a just man, and not
willing a to make her a publick example, was a Deut 24. 20 minded to 'put her away privily. But while he 1.
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 21 conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And
she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call
his name JESUS: for bhe shall save his people b Acts 4 22 from their sins. Now all this was done, that it
might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord 23, 38. 23 by the prophet, saying, Behold, 5 a virgin shall · Is. 7. 14. be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and
a messenger. C.
5 the virgin. C.
12. & 5. 31. & 13.
3 divorce. Č.
The nativity of Christ. they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being M". 1. interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being 24 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 brought forth 25 1 Ex. 13. 2. d her firstborn son. 8. The nativity of Christ.
L. 2. And it came to pass in those days, that there
went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that
was first ? made when Cyrenius was governor of
from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Sam. Judæa, unto bthe city of David, which is called 16. 1, 4.
Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and
And so it was, that, while they were there, 6
a Ps. 132. 11. Is.ll.1. Jer. 23. 5. Acts 2.30. & 13. 23.
c Gen. 21. 2,3.
9. The genealogy of Christ from Abraham to
das begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Gen. 25. & Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; Gen. 29. and Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab be- 4 Gen. 38. gat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; and 5 Ruth 4. Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat 18, &c. Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; and 6 5, 9, &c.
2 carried into execution. M. took effect. C. was made before Cyrenius was governor. Greswell,
1 Chr. 2.