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of the generation of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham. Abraham begat Isaac, and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Judas and his : brethren ; and Judas begat Phares and

Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom, and Esrom begat Aram, and Aram

begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat 5 Naason, and Naason begat Salmon, and

Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz

begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat • Jesse, and Jesse begat David the king.

And David the king begat Solomon, of

her (that had been the wife] of Urias ; ? and Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam 8 begat Abia, and Abia begat Asă, and

Asa begat Josaphat, and Josaphat begat 1. Joram, and Joram begat Ozias, and Ozias begat Joatham, and Joatham begat 10 Achaz, and Achaz begat Ezekias, and

Ezekias begat Manasses, and Manasses ili begat Amon, and Amon begat Josias, and

Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren,

at the time of the carrying away* of 12 Babylon. And after the carrying away

of Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel, 1a and Salathiel begat Zorobabel, and Zo

robabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat 14 Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor, and

Azor begat Sadoc, and Sadoc begat 15 Achim, and Achim begat Eliud, and

Eliud begat Eleazar, and Eleazar begat 16 Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob, and

Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary,

of whom was born Jesus, who is called 11 Christ. All the generations, therefore,

from Abraham to David [were] fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away of Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the carrying away

* In those days conquerors transported nations to other seats, and replaced them by others, that national feeling might not subsist, but dependance be complete.

Carrying away' is feeble for this, but I know no other word.



of Babylon unto the Christ, fourteen generations.

Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: His mother, Mary, that is, having been betrothed to Joseph, before they

came together, she was found to be with 10 child of the Holy Ghost. But Joseph,

her husband, being [a] righteous (man), and not wishing to expose her publicly,

purposed to have put her away secretly; 20 but when he pondered on these things,

behold an angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to [tbee] Mary,

thy wife, for that which is begotten in 21 her is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall

bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his

name Jesus, for he shall save his people 32 from their sins. Now all this came to

pass that that might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through* the 2prophet saying : Behold the virgin shall

* In subsequent passages I have translated this word 'by,' but I would remark once for all, that I do not think dla has any where the sense of the source of what is said, nor can it. It is by the Lord through the prophet, and when 'by the prophet' is used afterwards, it is the same as through' here, and supposes the prophet not to be the source, but the instrument, and God to be the source.

be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Em

manuel, which is, being interpreted, 24 " God with us." But Joseph, having

awoke up from his sleep, did as the angel

of the Lord had ordered him, and took 25 to [him] his wife, and knew her not until

she had brought forth her first-born son:

and he called his name Jesus. II. Now Jesus having been born in Beth

lehem of Judea, in the days of Herod

the king, behold, magi from the east ? arrived at Jerusalem, saying: Where is

he that has been born king of the Jews ? For we have seen his star in the east, and have come to do him homage.

But Herod the king having heard [of it] was troubled, and all Jerusalem with • him; and gathering together all the .chief priests and scribes of the people, he enquired of them where the Christ

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But 'through' is awkward by itself in English.

among the


s should be born. And they said to him:

In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it is written by the prophet: “And thou Bethlehem, land of Juda, art in no wise the least

governors of Juda, for out of thee shall go forth a leader who shall shepherd my people Israel."

Then Herod, having secretly called the magi, inquired of them accurately & the time of the star's appearing; and

having sent them to Bethlehem said : Go search out accurately concerning the child, and when you shall have found Chim] bring me back word, so that I also may come and do him homage. And they having heard the king went their way; and, lo, the star which they had seen in the east went before them until it came and stood over where the young

And when they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And having come into the house they

saw* the young child with Mary his mother, and falling down did him homage. And having opened their treasures * TR..found.'

10 child was.

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