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upon him.

Luke i. li, 20.-And there appeared unto him an angel of

the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.

And when Zacharias saw him he was troubled, and fear fell

But the angel said unto him, fear not, Zacha-

rias : for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall

bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And

thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice

at his birth For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord,

and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall

be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's

womb. And many of the children of Israel 'shall he turn

to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the

spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers

to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the

just ; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. And

Zacharias said unto the angel, whereby shall I know this?

for I am an old man, and my wife well striken in years.

And the angel answering, said unto him, I am Gabriel,

that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak

unto thee, and tu shew thee these glad tidings. And, be-

hold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the

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And so

Luke ii. 1, 14:-And it came to pass in those days, that there

went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world

should be taxed, (and this taxing was first made when Cy-

renius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed,

every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up

from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto

the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he

was of the house and lineage of David.) To be taxed with

Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.

it was, while they were there, the days were accomplished

that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her

first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and

laid him in a manger ; because there was no room for

them in the inn. And there were in the same country

shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their

flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came up-

on them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about

them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said

unto them, fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings

year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve

years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of

the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they re-

turned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem., and

Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they supposing

him to have been in the company, went a day's journey, and

they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

And when they found him not, they turned back again to Je-

rusalem seeking him. 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.

And all that heard him were astonished at his understand-

ing and answers. And when they saw him they were ama-

zed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou

thus dealt with us ? Behold, thy father and I have sought

thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, how is it that ye

sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my father's

business? And they understand not the saying which he

spake unto them. 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. And Jesus in-

creased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God

and man.

LECTURE IX.

HISTORY OF JESUS CHRIST.

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Luke iii. 21, 23.--Now when all the people were baptized, it*

came to pass, that Jesus being also baptized, and praying,

Luke iv. 13, 32.-And when the Devil had ended all the

temptation he departed from him for a season. And Jesus

returned in the power of the spirit into Galilee ; and there

went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

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 stood up for to read. And there was de.

livered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias : and,

when he had opened the book, he found the place where

it was written, the spirit of the Lord is upon me, because

be hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he

hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliver-

ance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind,

to set at liberty them that are bruised; to preach the ac-

ceptable year of the Lord. 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 fasten-

ed on him.

And he began to say unto them, this day is

this Scripture fulfilled in your ears. And all bear him

witness, and wondered at the gracious words which pro-

ceeded out of his mouth. And they said, is not this Jo-

seph's son? And he said unto them, ye will surely say un-

to me this proverb, physician, heal thyself: whatsoever

we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy

country. And he said, verily, I say unto you, no prophet

is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a truth,

many 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 ; but unto none of

them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon,

unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers were

in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet, and none of

them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian. And all

they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were

filled with wrath, and rose up and thrust him out of the

city, and led lim unto the brow of the hill, whereon their

city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.

But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way,

and came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and

taught them on the Sabbath days. And they were aston-

ished at his doctrine : for his word was with power.'

LECTURE XIL

Luke iv. 16, 22.-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 stood up for to
read. And there was delivered unto him the book of the

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