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Josiah begat Jehoiakim ; and Je. 1. THE genealogy of Jesus hoiakim begat Jeconiah and his Christ, the son of David, the brethren, about the time they son of ABRAHAM.

were carried away to Babylon; 2 Abraham begat Isaac; and 12 and, after they were brought Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob to Babylon, Jeconiah begat Šabegat Judah and his brethren; rubbabel; 13 and Zerubbabel

lathiel; and Salathiel begat Ze3 and Judah begat Phares and Zara, by Tamar;

and Phares be- begat Abiud; and Abiud begat gat Hezron; and Hezron begat Azor ; 14 and Azor begat Sa

Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Aram ;

4 and Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab be

doc; and Sadoc begat Achim ; gat Naashon ; and Naashon be

and Achim begat Eliud ; 15 gat Salmon; 5 and Salmon be

and Eliud begat Eleazar; and gat Boaz, by Rahab ; and Boaz

Eleazar begat Matthan; and begat Obed, by Ruth'; and bed Matthan begat Jacob; 16 and begat Jessé ; 6 and Jessé begat Jacob begat Joseph, the husband king David; and king DAVID of Mary, of whom was born Jebegat Solomon, by her that had sus, who is called CHRIST. been the wife of Uriah; 7 and 17 All the generations thereSolomon begat Rehoboam ; and fore from Abraham to David are Rehoboam begat Abijah; and fourteen generations ; and from Abijah begat Asa; 8 and Asa David until the carrying away to begat Jehoshaphat; and Jeho- Babylon are fourteen generations; shaphat begat Jehoram; and Je- and froin the carrying away to horam begat Uzziah; 9 and Babylon unto Christ are fourteen Uzziah begat Jotham ; and Jo-generations. tham begat A haz; and Ahaz 18 NOW the birth of [Jesus] begat Hezekiah; 10 and He- Christ was thus. When his mozekiah begat Manasseh ; and ther Mary had been espoused to Manasseh begat Amon; and Joseph, before they came together, Amon begat Josiah; 11 and she was found to have conceived Vol. I.


by a holy spirit. 19 Then Joseph" In Bethlehem of Judea : for her husband, being a righteous thus it is written by the prophet : man and not willing to expose her 6 . And thou, Bethlehem, in the to public shame, purposed to put land of Judah, art by no means her away privately. 20 But the least among the governors of after he had thought on these Judah : for out of thee shall come things, behold, an angel of the governor who shall rule my Lord appeared to him in a dream, people Israel.'7 Then Herod saying, Joseph, thou son of Da- having privately called the Mavid, fear not to take unto thee gians, learnt from them exactly Mary thy wife ; for that which is what time the star appeared. conceived in her, is of a holy spirit. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, 21 And she shall bear a son, and and said, Go, make an exact thou shalt call his name Jesus : inquiry about the child ; and, that is, SAVIOUR, for he shall save when ye have found him, inform his people from their sins.22 me, that I also may come and do (Now all this came to pa88, 80 him obeisance." 9 So having that the word of the Lord by heard the king, they departed ; the prophet was fulfilled, saying, and, behold, the star, which they 23 “ Behold, a virgin shall con. had seen in the east, went before ceive, and bear a Son, and his them, till it came and stood over name shall be called Emanuel :"the place where the child was. which, being interpreted, is, God 10 And seeing again the star, with us.) 24 Then, Joseph, be they rejoiced exceedingly. 11 And ing raised from sleep, did as the being come into the house, they angel of the Lord had commanded saw the child with Mary, his mohim, and took to him his wife ; ther, and fell down, and did him 25 and knew her not till she had obeisance: and having opened their brought forth her first-born son; treasures, they presented to him and he called his name Jesus, gifts ; gold, and frankincense,

Ch. II. 1 NOW after Jesus was and inyrrh. 12 And having been born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the warned of God in a dream, that days of king Herod, behold, Ma. they should not return to Herod, gians came from the east, to Jeru. they withdrew into their own salem, 2 saying, Where is he country by another way. that is born king of the Jews? 13 When they were gone, lo, for we have seen his star in the a messenger of the Lord appeared east-country, and are come to do to Joseph in a dream, saying, him obeisance.” 3 But when kingArise, take the child and his Herod heard these things, he was mother, and flee into Egypt, disturbed, and all Jerusalem with and remain there till I acquaint him. 4 And when he had gather. thee: for Herod will seek the ed together the chief priests and child to destroy him." 14 Then scribes of the people, he inquired arising, he took the child and his of them where Christ was to be mother by night, and withdrew born, 5 And they said to him, I into Egyht; 15 and remained

there till the death of Herod : 80 | proacheth.” 3 For this is he that the word of the Lord by the that was spoken of by the proprophet was fulfilled, saying, phet Isaiah, saying, “The voice “Out of Egynt I recalled my of one crying in the desert, son,"

• Prepare ye the way of the Lord, 16 Then Herod finding that make his paths straight.'" 4 he had been deceived by the Ma. Now this John had his raiment gians, was greatly enraged ; and of camel's hair, and a leathern sent and slew all ihe male children girdle about his loins : and his that were in Bethlehem, and in food was locusts and wild hoall its borders, from two years ney.. old and under, according to the 5 Then went out unto him time which he had learnt exactly Jerusalem, and all Judea, and from the Magians. 17 Then was all the country about Jordan ; fulfilled the word by the prophet 6 and were baptized by him in

Jeremiah, saying, 18"A voice was Jordan, confessing their sins. heard in Ramah, (wailing, and] 7 But seeing many of the Phaweeping, and great lamentation; risees coming to his baptism, Rachel weeping for her children, he said to them, “ () brood of and refusing to be comforted, be- vipers ! who hath prompted you cause they were not."

to flee from the impending ven19 But, when Herod was dead, geance? 8 Produce then the prolo, a messenger of the Lord an- per fruit of reformation ; 9 and peared in a dream to Joseph in presume not to say within your. Egypt, 20 saying, Arise, take selves, We have Abraham for the child and his mother, and go our father :' for I assure you, to the land of Israel : for they that of these stones God is able are dead who sought the child's to raise up children to Abraham. life.” 21 Accordingly, he rose, 10 And already the axe [also] took the child and his mother, and lieth at the root of the trees : came to the land of Israel. 22 every tree therefore which proBut hearing that Archelaus reign. duceth not good fruit is cut ed Cover] Judea, instead of his fa.down, and cast into the fire. 11 ther Herod, he was afraid to go I indeed baptize you in water thither : but, having been warn. to a reformation : but he who ed of God in a dream, he with cometh after me is inightier than drew into the parts of Galilee ; I, whose sandals I am not wor23 And came and dwelt in a city thy to carry : he will baptize called Nazareth : thus was ful- you in a holy spirit, (and fire:] filled the word by the prophets, 12 whose winnowing-shovel is 6 He shall be called a Nazarene." in his hand, and he will tho

CH. III. 1 [NOW] in those roughly cleanse his floor, and days came John the Baptist, gather (his) wheat into the grapreaching in the desert of Ju- nary ; but he will consume the dea, 2 and saying, “ Reform : chaff in unquenchable fire.” for the reign of heaven ap 13 THEN came Jesus from

Galilee to Jordan unto John to is written, “He shall give his be baptized by him. 14 But John angels charge concerning thee: excused himself, saying, "I have and on their hands they shall need to be baptized by thee, and support thee, lest thou strike thy comest thou to me?" 15 Jesus foot against a stone.'» 7 Jeanswering, said to him, “Suffer sus said to him, “ It is also writit now: for thus it becometh us ten, Thou shalt not tempt the to fulfil all righteousness." Then Lord thy God.'” 8 Again the he suffered him. 16 Now Jesus impostor conveyed him up a being baptized, arose immedi- very high mountain, and showed ately out of the water; and, lo, him all the kingdoms of the the heavens were opened to him, world, and the glory of them ; and the spirit of God appeared, 9 and he said to him, “ All descending like a dove, and these things will I give thee, if lighting upon him. 17 And, lo, a thou wilt fall down and worship voice from heaven, saying, “This me.” 10 Then said Jesus to is my beloved Son, in whom I him, “ Get thee hence, adveram well pleased."

sary : for it is written, · Thou CH. IV. 1 Then was Jesus shalt worship the Lord thy God, led up by the spirit into the de- and thou shalt serve him only:"" sert,* to be tempted by an im- 11 Then the impostor left him : posior. 2 And after fasting forty and, lo, angels came and minisdays and forty nights, he became tered to him. hangry. 3. And the tempter 12 NOW (Jesus] hearing that coming to him, said, “If thou John was imprisoned, retired be a son of God, command that into Galilee. 13 And, having these stones become loaves.” left Nazareth, he came and dwelt 4 But he answering, said, “ It in Capernaum, which is on the is written, Man liveth not by side of the sea, in the borders of bread alone, but by every thing Zebulon and Naphtali: 14 and which God is pleased to ap- thus was fulfilled the word of point.'”+ 5 Then the impostor the prophet Isaiah ; saying, conveyed him into the holy city, 15 The land of Zebulon, and and placed him upon the battle the land of Naphtali, toward the ment of the temple, 6 and said way of the sea, by the side of to him, “ If thou be a son of Jordan, in Galilee of the genGod, cast thyself down : for ittiles; 16 the people who sat in


* Jesus was led up by the spirit into the desert.-This form of expression denotes that the historian is about to describe a visionary scene, and not a real event. See Rev. i. 10.. Acts xi.

Our Lord was intrusted with the power of working miracles at pleasure, John iii. 34, 35; and by the visionary scene presented to his mind upon this occasion, he was instructed that he was not to exert his miraculous powers for his own personal advantage or aggrandizement, but solely in subservience to the great design of his mission and ministry. See Farmer on Christ's Temptation. Some have thought that the account of the temptation is a figurative description of the train of thoughts which passed through the mind of Jesus. See Cappe's Dissertations. The introduction of the impostor, or devil, into this scenical representation, no more proves the real existence of such a being, than the introduction of the lamb, or the red dragon, in the apocalyptic vision, is a proof of the real existence of those symbolical agents. See Improved Version, note on the place.

+ So Campbell. Whatever God is pleased to appoint.-Thomson. Every word which goeth forth out of the mouth of God.-Gr. and Im. Ven

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