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The salutation of Mary.

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27 To a virgin espoused to a man
whose name was Joseph, of the house
of David; and the virgin's name was

Gabriel was sent from God unto a city | salutation sounded in mine ears, the
of Galilee, named Nazareth,
babe leaped in my womb for joy.
45 And blessed is she that believed:
for there shall be a performance of
those things which were told her
from the Lord.


28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, e the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

46 And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,


47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.

Ps. 138. 6.

48 For he hath regarded the low 1 Sam. 1. 11.
estate of his handmaiden: for, behold,
from henceforth all generations shall
call me blessed.

1 ver. 28.

Judg. 5. 24.


Jer. 23. 5.
Rev. 3. 7.

Dan. 2. 44. & kingdom there shall be no end.

7. 14, 27.
Obad. 21.
Mic. 4. 7.
John 12. 34.
Heb. 1. 8.

29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary for thou hast found favour with God.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.


32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his

34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, sceing I know not a man?


35 And the angel answered and said unto her, "The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called " the Son of God.

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53 He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away.

54 He hath holpen his servant Is-
rael, in remembrance of his mercy;
55 As he spake to our fathers, to
Abraham, and to his seed for ever.

56 And Mary abode with her about
three months, and returned to her
own house.

Now Elisabeth's full time came
that she should be delivered; and sho
brought forth a son.

36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisa-
beth, she hath also conceived a son
in her old age; and this is the sixth
month with her, who was called bar-ins heard how the Lord had shewed

58 And her neighbours and her cous

41 And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:

Her song of thanksgiving.

The sixth year before the common era called

42 And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.

43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?

44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy

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Il Or, which

believed that

r1 Sam. 2. 1.
Ps. 34. 2, 3,

& 35, 9.
Hab, S. 18.

49 For he that is mighty "hath done Ps. 71. 19. to me great things; and holy is his

& 126. 2, 3. x Ps. 111. 9.

t Mal. 3. 12.
ch. 11. 27.

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great mercy upon her; and they re-
joiced with her.


Lev. 12. 3.

came to pass, that on the Gen. 17. 12.
eighth day they came to circumcise
the child; and they called him Zacha-
rias, after the name of his father.

60 And his mother answered and
said, "Not so; but he shall be called h ver. 13.

61 And they said unto her, There
is none of thy kindred that is called
by this name.

62 And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

f ver. 14.

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z Is. 40. 3.

Mal. 3. 1. &

4.5. Matt. 11.

10. ver. 17. ¡¡ Or, for.

Or, bowels of the mercy. || Or, sunrising, or, branch.

Num. 24. 17. Is. 11. 1. Zech. 3. 8. &

6. 12. Mal. 4.


a Mark 1. 4. ch. 3. 3.

b Is. 9. 2. & 42. 7. & 19. 9. Matt. 4. 16. Acts 26. 18.

c ch. 2. 40.

d Matt. 3. 1. & 11. 7.

The fifth year before the common era called

ANNO DOMINI. Or, enrolled.


m laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.


a Acts 5. 37.

esied, saying,

68 P Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath visited and redeemed his people,

y Jer. 32. 39, 40 Eph. 4.

24. 2 Thess. 2. 13. 2 Tim. 1. 9. Tit. 2. 12. 1 Pet. 1. 15.

75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the days of our life. 76 And thou, child, shalt be called 2 Pet. 1. the prophet of the Highest for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways;


77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins,

69And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David;

70 'As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began:

71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us;

72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and to remember his holy covenant;

73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,

74 That he would grant unto us, that we, being delivered out of the hand of our enemies, might serve him without fear,

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78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the dayspring from on high hath visited us,

79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.

80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel.


The taxation. 6 The birth of Jesus at Bethlehem. 8 An angel announceth it to the shepherds. 13 The song of the heavenly host. 21 The circumcision and purification. 25 The song of Simeon. 36 Anna the prophetess. 39 Jesus at Nazareth. 42 At twelve years of age he questioneth with the doctors in the temple.

AND it came to pass in those

that out a

decree from Cesar Augustus, that all

the world should be taxed.

2 And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

b 1 Sam. 16. 1,

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, 4. John 7.42 into Judea, unto the city of David,

The birth of the Saviour.

which is called Bethlehem, (* because he was of the house and lineage of the common David,)

The fifth year before

era called ANNO DOMINI

5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their Or, the night flock by night.


9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which Gen. 123. shall be to all people.

Matt. 28. 19.
Mark 1. 15.

11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, *which is Christ the Lord.

ver. $1, $2. ch. 24. 47.

Col. 1. 28. h Te. 9. 6.

k Matt 1. 16.

12 And this shall be a sign unto Matt. 1.21. you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

© Matt. 1. 16. ch. 1. 27.

& Matt. 1. 18

ch. 1. 27.

Matt. 1.25.

18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 P But Mary kept all these things,

and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

21 ¶ And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. 22 And when the days of her puri

f ch. 1. 12

13 And suddenly there was with 1 Gen 28 12 the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,


14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth "peace, good will toward men.

& $2.1.2. Ps. 103, 20, 21. & 143, 2 Dar 7. 10. Heb. 1. 14. Rev. 5.11. m ch. 19, 33. Epb. 1.6 & S. 19, 21. Rev.

5. IS.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them 1857, 19. into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which John 3 16. is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

ch 1.79. Rom. 5. 1. Eph. 2 17. Col. 1.2

Eh, 2, 4.7. 2 These 2

16. 1 John 4 9, 10.

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The fourth year before the common era called

fication according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord;


t Ex. 13. 2. &

22. 29. & 34. 19. Num. 3.

23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the 13. & 8. 17. & Lord ;)

18. 15.


24 And to offer a sacrifice accordLev. 12. 2, 6, ing to "that which is said in the law of the Lord, 'A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.


25 And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.


x Is. 40. 1. Mark 15. 43. ver. 38.

y Ps. 89. 48. Heb. 11. 5.

z Matt. 4. 1.

a Gen. 46, 30. Phil 1. 23.

b Is. 52. 10. ch. 3. 6.

Is. 9. 2. & 42. 6. & 49. 6. & 60. 1, 2, 3. Matt. 4. 16. Acts 18. 47. & 28. 28.


5 Arts 26. 7. 1 Tim. 5. 5.

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4 Ie. 8. 1. Hos. 14. 9. Matt. 21. 44. Rom. 9. 32, 33. 1 Cor. 1.

34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken 23. 24. 2 Cor. against;

2. 16. 1 Pet.

2. 7, 8. • Acts 28. 22. f Ps. 42. 10. John 19. 25.

35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also ;) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

36 And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with a husband seven years from her virginity;


37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

ver. 25. ch. 24.21.

38 And she coming in that instant Mark 15. 43. gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem. 39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of

I Or, Israel.

the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon him. 41 Now his parents went to Jeru-i ver. 52. ch. salem every year at the feast of the


1. 80. k Ex. 23. 15, 17. & 34. 23. Deut. 16. 1, 16.

A. D. 8.

Jesus with the doctors.


42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it. 44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions.

47 And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

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The preaching of John the Baptist. 15 His testimony concerning Christ. 19 Herod imprisoneth John. 21 Jesus is baptized. 23 His genealogy.

50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them. 51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

p 1 Sam. 2. 26. ver. 40.

52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God Or, age. and man.

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The fourth year before the common

era called ANNO DOMINI.

1 Matt. 7. 28.

Mark 1. 22. ch. 4. 22, 52. John 7. 15, 46.

m John 2. 16.

n ch. 9. 45. & 18. 34.

o ver. 19.

Dan. 7. 28.


a John 11. 49, 51. & 18. 13. Acts 4. 6.

b Matt. 3. 1. Mark 1. 4.

The preaching of John.

A. D. 26.

c ch. 1. 77.

d Is. 40. 3.
Matt. 3. 3.
Mark 1. 3.
John 1. 23.

e Ps. 98. 2. 18. 52. 10. ch. 2. 10.

f Matt. S. 7.

|| Or, meet for.

g Matt. 7. 19.

h Acts 2. 37.

i ch. 11. 41.

2 Cor. 8. 14. James 2. 15, 16. 1 John 3. 17. & 4. 20.

k Matt. 21.32. ch. 7. 29.

1 ch. 19. 8.

II Or, allow


| Or, in suspense.

Il Or, reasoned, or, debated.

m Ex. 23. 1. Lev. 19. 11.

n Matt. 3. 11.


The genealogy of Jesus.'

A. D. 30.

19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the p Matt. 14.3 evils which Herod had done,

Mark 6, 17.


20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison. 21 Now when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus q Matt. 3. 15. also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,

John 1. 32

22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon

6 And all flesh shall see the salva- him, and a voice came from heaven,


• Mic. 4. 12. Mutt. 13. 30.


12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

13 And he said unto them, 'Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, "Do violence to no man, "neiman in fear. ther accuse any falsely; and be con

Or, Put no

tent with your wages.


15 ¶ And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;


tism of repentance for the remission
of sins;

4. As it is written in the book of the
words of Esaias the prophet, saying,
The voice of one crying in the wil-
derness, Prepare ye the way of the
Lord, make his paths straight.

5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

tion of God.

7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to


8 Bring forth therefore fruits I worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: 5 every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

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which said, Thou art my beloved
Son; in thee I am well pleased.

23 And Jesus himself began to be


3. 35, 35, 3,


about thirty years of age, being (asr See Num. was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,


24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,

25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,

26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Judah,

27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,

28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,

29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,

30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Judah, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,

Matt. 13. 55 John 6. 42

31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of 'Nathan, "which was the Zech. 12.12 son of David,

# 2 Sam. 5. 14. 1 Chr. S. 5.

32 Which was the son of Jesse, Ruth 4 13, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson,

&c. 1 Chr. 2. 10, &c.

33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the

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The temptation of Jesus.

A. D. 26.

y Gen. 11. 24, 26.

1 See Gen. 11. 12.

la Gen. 5. 6, &c. & 11. 10, &c

b Gen. 5. 1, 2.

a Matt. 4. 1. Mark 1. 12.

b ver. 14. ch. 2. 27.

| Ex. 34. 28. 1 Kings 19.


d Deut. 8. 3.

1 Or, fall down before



He preacheth at Nazareth.

son of Phares, which was the son of Son of God, cast thyself down from A. D. 26.

34 Which was the son of Jacob,
which was the son of Isaac, which
was the son of Abraham, ' which was
the son of Thara, which was the son
of Nachor,

10 For it is written, He shall give h Ps. 91. 11. his angels charge over thee, to keep thee:

f Deut. 6. 13. & 10, 20.

Matt. 4. 5.

35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,

36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, a which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noah, which was the son of Lamech,

37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,

38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.



The temptation of Jesus. 14 He returneth to Galilee;
16 and is rejected at Nazareth. 33 A man with an
unclean spirit is healed; 38 also Peter's wife's
mother, 40 and many others. 43 Jesus preacheth in

Ghost returned from Jordan,
and b
was led by the Spirit into the

2 Being forty days tempted of the
devil. And in those days he did eat
nothing: and when they were ended,
he afterward hungered.

3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.


6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the John 12. 31. glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will, I give it.

& 14. 30. Rev. 13 2.

7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for 'it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

the the

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

5 And the devil, taking him up into a high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, 'It is said, Thou shalt not tempti Deut. 6. 16. the Lord thy God.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

k John 14. 30. Heb. 4. 15. 30.

John 4. 43.

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: Matt. 4. 12. and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.


16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and P Acts 13. 14. stood up for to read.

& 17, 2.

17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was writ

9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the


18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon q Is. 61. 1. me, because he hath anointed me to

sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to
preach deliverance to the captives, and
recovering of sight to the blind, to set
at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of
the Lord.

20 And he closed the book, and he
gave it again to the minister, and sat
down. And the eyes of all them that
were in the synagogue were fastened
on him.

21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, 'Is not this Joseph's son?

m ver. 1.

n Acts 10. 37.


o Matt. 2. 23. & 13, 54. Mark 6. 1.

r Ps. 45. 2.

Matt. 13. 54. Mark 6. 2. ch. 2. 47.

s John 6. 42.

23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in "thy country.


24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.

x Matt. 13. 57. Mark 6. 4. John 4. 44.


9. & 18. 1. James 5. 17.


25 But I tell you of a truth, many y 1 Kings 17. widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;

t Matt. 4. 13.

& 11. 23.

u Matt. 18. 51. Mark 6. 1.

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