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1 Many ancient Glory to God in the highest,

14 authorities read peace, good pleas

And on earth 'peace among ?men in whom he ure among men.

is well pleased. 2 Gr. men of good pleasure.

And it came to pass, when the angels went away 15 from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to

another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and 3 Or, saying see this thing that is come to pass, which the Lord

hath made known unto us. And they came with 16 haste, and found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in the manger. And when they saw it, 17 they made known concerning the saying which was spoken to them about this child. And all that heard 18 it wondered at the things which were spoken unto

them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these 19 1 Or, things 4sayings, pondering them in her heart. And the 20

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

And when eight days were fulfilled for circum- 21 cising him, his name was called JESUS, which was so called by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

And when the days of their purification according 22
to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him
up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord (as it 23
is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that
openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord),
and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is 24
said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves,
or two young pigeons. And behold, there was a 25
man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and
this man was righteous and devout, looking for the
consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon
him. And it had been revealed unto him by the 26
Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before
he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came in 27
the Spirit into the temple : and when the parents
brought in the child Jesus, that they might do con-
cerning him after the custom of the law, then he re- 28
ceived him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,

Now lettest thou thy 5servant depart, O Lord, 29
According to thy word, in peace;
For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

30 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all 31

peoples; Or, the unveiling A light for 'revelation to the Gentiles,

32 And the glory of thy people Israel. And his father and his mother were marvelling at 33

5 Gr. bondservant. 8 Gr. Master.

of the Gentiles

the things which were spoken concerning him; 34 and Simeon blessed them,

and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child is set for the falling and

rising up* of many in Israel ; and for a sign which 35 is spoken against; yea and a sword shall pierce

through thine own soul; that thoughts out of many 36 hearts may be revealed. And there was one Anna,

a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe

of Asher (she was 'of a great age, having lived with 1 Gr, advanced in 37 a husband seven years from her virginity, and she

had been a widow even fort fourscore and four years), which departed not from the temple, wor

shipping with fastings and supplications night and 38 day. And coming up at that very hour she gave

thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that 39 were looking for the redemption of Jerusalem. And

when they had accomplished all things that were according to the law of the Lord, they returned into

Galilee, to their own city Nazareth. 40 And the child grew, and waxed strong, ?filled with ? Grbicoming full

wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him. 41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem at 42 the feast of

the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up after the custom of the 43 feast; and when they had fulfilled the days, as they

were returning, the boy Jesus tarried behind in Je44 rusalem; and his parents knew it not; but suppos

ing him to be in the company, they went a day's

journey; and they sought for him among their kins45 folk and acquaintance: and when they found him

not, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him. 46 And it came to pass, after three days they found

him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the 3doc- 3 Or, teachers

tors, both hearing them, and asking them questions: 47 and all that heard him were amazed at his under48 standing and his answers. And when they saw him,

they were astonished: and his mother said unto him,

4Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy 4 Gr. Child. 49 father and I sought thee sorrowing. And he said

unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye 5 Or, about my fa50 not that I must be bin my Father's house? And Gr. in the things

they understood not the saying which he spake of my Father. 51 unto them. And he went down with them, and

came to Nazareth; and he was subject unto them:
and his mother kept all these 6sayings in her heart. 6 Or, things

* For “and rising up” read "and the rising "-Am.Com.
† For "even for ” read "Seven unto "-Am. Com.

1 Or, age
2 Or, grace


And Jesus advanced in wisdom and 'stature, and 52 in favour with God and men.

Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius 3 Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judæa, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituræa and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, in the high- 2 priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilder

And he came into all the region round about 3 Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins; as it is written in the book of the 4 words of Isaiah the prophet,

The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ye ready the way of the Lord,
Make his paths straight.
Every valley shall be filled,

5 And every mountain and hill shall be brought

And the crooked shall become straight,
And the rough ways smooth;

And all flesh shall see the salvation of God. 6 He said therefore to the multitudes that went out 7 to be baptized of him, Ye offspring of vipers, who

warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring 8 3 Or, your repent forth therefore fruits worthy of ørepentance, and be

gin 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.
And even now is the axe also laid unto the root of 9
the trees: every tree therefore that bringeth not forth
good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
And the multitudes asked him, saying, What then 10
must we do? And he answered and said unto them, 11
He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that

hath none; and he that hath food, let him do like4 See marginal note on Matt. v. 46. wise. And there came also publicans to be bap- 12

tized, and they said unto him, 5Master, what must

we do? And he said unto them, Extort no more 13 6 Gr. soldiers on than that which is appointed you. And 6soldiers 14

also asked him, saying, And we, what must we do?

And he said unto them, Do violence to no man*, om te accuse any neither Texact anything wrongfully; and be content

with your wages.

And as the people were in expectation, and all 15 * For “Do violence to no man" etc. read “Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse any one wrongfully" and omit marg. i


5 Or, Teacher


Am. Com.

men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, 16 whether haply he were the Christ; John answered,

saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but there cometh he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not 'worthy to unloose: 1 Gr. sufficient.

he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with 2 Or, in 17 fire: whose fan is in his hand, throughly to cleanse

his threshing-floor, and to gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn up with un

quenchable fire. 18 With many other exhortations therefore preached 19 he 3good tidings unto the people; but Herod the 3 Or, the gospel

tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his

brother's wife, and for all the evil things which 20 Herod had done, added yet this above all*, that he

shut up John in prison. 21 Now it came to pass, when all the people were

baptized, that, Jesus also having been baptized, and 22 praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghost

descended in a bodily form, as a dove, upon him, and a voice came out of heaven, Thou art my be

loved Son; in thee I am well pleased. 23 And Jesus himself, when he began to teach, was

about thirty years of age, being the son (as was sup24 posed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, the son of Matthat,

the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, 25 the son of Joseph, the son of Mattathias, the son of

Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of 26 Naggai, the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the 27 son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, the

son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubba28 bel, the son of 4Shealtiel, the son of Neri, the son of 4 Gr. Salathiel.

Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of 29 Elmadam, the son of Er, the son of Jesus, the son of

Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son 30 of Levi, the son of Symeon, the son of Judas, the son 31 of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, the 5 Some ancient au

son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, 32 the son of Nathan, the son of David, the son of Jesse, 6 Many the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son

of 5Salmon, authorities insert 33 the son of Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, 6the son

of 'Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son 34 of Judah, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of, Some 35 Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, the son

of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of




and one writes Admin for Amminadab.

ancient authorities write Aram.

* For “added yet this above all” read “added this also to them all " --Am. Com.

1 Or, in

Eber, the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan, the son of 36
Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son
of Lamech, the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, 37
the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of
Cainan, the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of 38
Adam, the son of God.

And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from 4 the Jordan, and was led 'by the Spirit* in the wilderness during forty days, being tempted of the 2 devil. And he did eat nothing in those days: and when they were completed, he hungered. Ănd the 3

devil said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, com2 Or, a loaf mand this stone that it become ?bread. And Jesus 4

answered unto him, It is written, Man shall not live

by bread alone. And he led him up, and shewed 5 3 Gr; the inhabited him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of

time. And the devil said unto him, To thee will I 6
give all this authority, and the glory of them: for it
hath been delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I
will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship before 7
me, it shall all be thine. And Jesus answered and 8
said unto him, It is written, Thou shalt worship the
Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. And 9
he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the 4pinna-
cle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou art the
Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: for it is 10
He shall give his angels charge concerning thee,

to guard thee:

11 On their hands they shall bear thee up,

Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone. And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou 12 shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

And when the devil had completed every tempta- 13 tion, he departed from him for a season.

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

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been 16 brought up: and he entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up to read. And there was delivered unto him the book 17 of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the 'book, and found the place where it was written, * For “by the Spirit” read “in the Spirit” and omit the marg.

4 Gr. wing.

5 Or, until

6 Or, a roll 7 Or, roll


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