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the east to Jerusalem,

2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we


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wise men


A. D. 1. diligently for the
when ye have found
him, bring me word
again, that I may
come and worship
him also.

Is. 60. 3. e 2Ch.36.14.

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1 Mac.5.42.
& 7. 12.
Mal. 2. 7.

Mi. 5.2.
Jno. 7.42.
Re. 2. 27.
+ Or, feed.
k Is. 60. 6.

have seen d his starf 2Ch.34.13. in the east, and are come to worship him. 3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered all e the Chief Priests f and Scribes of the peo- or meteor. ple together, he de-ver. 4manded of them The heads where Christ should of the 24 be born.

Or, offered 1 ch. 1. 20.

ver. 2

courses of
Priests, and

5 And they said the Scribes, unto him, in Bethle- the public hem of Judæa: for instructors. thus it is written by ver. 6— the prophet,


When quo6 h And thou Beth-tations from lehem, in the land the Old Tesof Juda, art not the which we least among the prin- find in the ces of Juda: for out New, are compared of thee shall come a with the Governor, i that shall original, and rulet my people Is-with the Septuagint, rael.* 7 Then Herod, it appears when he had privily that the apostles did called the wise men, not always enquired of them dili-transcribe gently what time the the passages cited, but star appeared.

8 And he sent them sometimes gave only the to Bethlehem, and general sense, said, Go and search

9 When they had


heard the king, 10.

the star, which they
saw in the east, went
before them, till it
came and stood over
child was.



10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great


11 And when they were come into the

house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him and when they had opened their k treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

12 And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth


MATT. II. A. D. 2.

m Ho. 11. 1.

Je. 31. 15.

The children slain Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and o ch.3. 13. be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.


Lu. 2. 39.
Jno. 1. 45.

& 18. 5. 7.
&. 19. 19.

Ac. 2. 22.

q Ju. 13. 5.
I Sa. 1. 11.

14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother ver. 14

by night, and depart

had settled Many Jews

ed into Egypt* :] Egypt, see 15 And was there Jer. 43. 7. until the death of Moreover, Herod that it might Onias IV. be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by Heliopolis. the prophet, saying, Those who Out of Egypt have could speak I called my son.

had built a temple at

the Greek


16 Then Herod, tongue, enjoyed many when he saw that he advantages was mocked of the there; they wise men, was ex- also had the ceeding wroth, and Greek versent forth, and slew sion of the all the children that translated Septuagint, were in Bethlehem, nearly 300 and in all the coasts years before thereof, from this time. years old and under, Herod the ver. 19according to the time Great. His which he had dili- death was gently enquired of terrible. the wise men.


ver. 23

Herod the

17 Then was ful- Under the filled that which was dominion of spoken by Jeremy Tetrarch, the prophet, saying, called Anti18 In Rama was pas. there a voice heard,

by Herod.

lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachael weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

19 But when * Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

20 Saying, Arise, child and his mother, and take the young and go into the land of Israel for they are dead which sought the young child's life.

21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.

22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judæa in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God in a aside into the parts dream, he turned

of Galilee :

23 And he came and dwelt in a city called P Nazareth*: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

John's ministry.


A. D. 26.

CHAP. III. 1 IN those days came aJohn the Bap-a Mar. 1. 4. tist, preaching bin the wilderness of Judæa, b Jos. 14. 10. 2 And saying, Re-e Da. 2. 44. pent ye: for the king-d Is. 40. 3. dom of heaven is at Mar. 1. 3. hand.

one crying in the i 1 Sa. 14. wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. 4 And John ghad his raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdlen about his loins; and his meat was hlocusts swerable to and iwild honey. 5k Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judæa, and all the region round about Jordan,

61 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation m of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from then wrath to come? 8 Bring forth there-! 5

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Baptism of Jesus. fore fruits +meet for repentance: 9 And think not selves, We have to say within yourAbraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able up children unto Aof these stones to raise braham.

10 And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: thereforep every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

11 al indeed baptize you with water unto that cometh after me repentance: but he is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not shall baptize you with worthy to bear: rhe the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

12s Whose fan is in his hand, and

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15 And Jesus an- z Is. 11. 2. swering said unto him, Suffer it to be so

& 42. 1.

Lu. 3. 22.


ten, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth_out of the month of God. 5 Then the devil taketh him up dinto

now: for thus it be- Juo. 1. 32, the holy city, and


cometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16 y And when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens! were opened unto him and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:

17 And lo a voice! from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.


1 THEN was a Jesus led up of bthel spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward



a Jno. 12. 28.

b Ps. 2. 7.


Isa. 42. 1.

setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, 6 And saith unto him, If thou be the ch. 12. 18. Son of God, cast thyself down for it is written, e He shall

& 17. 5.
Lu. 9.35.

Eph. 1. 6.
Col. 1. 13.
2 Pe. 1.17.
Mar. 1. 12.

Lu. 4. 1.
bl Ki. 18.12.

Ez. 3. 14.
& 8. 3.

& 11. 1. 24.
& 40. 2,
& 43. 5.

Ac. 8. 39.
Deu. 8. 3.
d Ne. 11. 1.

Is. 48. 2.

& 52. 1.

ch. 27. 53.

an hun

Re. 11. 2.

give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, fThou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of


9 And saith unto

3 And when the Ps. 91.1 him, All these things

tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, com

mand that these stones be made bread. 4 But he answered and said, It is writ

f De. 6. 16.

De. 6. 13.

& 10. 20.

Jos. 24. 14. 1 Sa. 7. 3.

will give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan : for it is written,

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12 Now when Je


A. D.30.

h He. 1. 14.

Ma. 1. 14.
Lu. 3. 20.
& 4. 14.31.
Jno. 4. 43.
† Or, deli-
vered up.
k Is. 9. 1, 2.

1 Is. 42.7.
Lu. 2. 32.

John called.

18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, p Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

19 And he


sus had heard that m Mar. 1.14, unto them, * Follow

John was cast into prison, he departed into Galilee; leaving 13 And Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in ther borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim:

n ch. 3. 2.


& 10. 7.
o Mar. 1. 16,

me, and al will make you fishers of men. And

20 r


17, 18. straightway left their nets, and followed


I.n. 5. 2.

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Jno. 1. 42.


Lu. 5. 10,


Mar.10. 28.
Lu. 18, 29.
Mar. 1. 19.
Lu. 5.

Lu. 4. 15.

21 And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.


t ch. 9. 35.
Mar. 1. 21.

14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15k The land of Zabulon, and the land u of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee ver. 19 of the Gentiles;



ch. 24.14.

Mar, 1. 14.

Mar. 1. 34.

a person in

Following 16 The people the sense which sat in darkness here used, saw great light; and signifies beto them which sat in ing his disthe region and sha-ciple. dow of death light is sprung up.

17 m From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent:" for the king dom of heaven is at hand.

ver. 23-
among the
Jews, were
probably not
older than the
the Babylo-
nish captivity

return from

22 And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

23 And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the "gospel of the kingdom, x and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

24 And his fame went throughout all Syria: and


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