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hings, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem; me word again, that I may come and worwith him. ship him also.

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.

5. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judæa: for thus it is written by the prophet,

6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.

7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them till it came and stood over where the young child

was.

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

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 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

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring 2 The holy family, commanded by an angel, haste into Egypt.

way.

MATTHEW II.

13 And when they were departed, behold the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young hild to destroy him.

14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:

15 And was there until the death of Herod that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my Son. 3 Herod's massacre of the infants; the cause of his rage; prophesy fulfilled.

MATTHEW II.

16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise men.

17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying,

18 In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

4 The holy family directed by the angel: return to Nazareth: pre-
diction accomplished.

MATTHEW II.

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

20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, 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 dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee :
23 And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be ful-
filled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.
SEC. VI.

THE RESIDUE OF THE PRIVATE
HISTORY OF JESUS.

LUKE II. 40-52.

LUKE II. 39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned unto Galilee, TO THEIR OWN CITY Nazareth

1 The child Jesus, from infancy to twelve years of age; then in the
temple with the doctors.

LUKE II.

40 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

NAZA-
RETH

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover.

42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.

43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

46 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. 47 And all that heard him were astonish ed at his understanding and answers.

48 And when they saw him they were amazed and his mother said unto him Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.

49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?

50 And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

2 From twelve years old to thirty: subjection to parents.

LUKE II.

51 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.

52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour, with God and

man.

SEC. VII.

THE BAPTIST'S MINISTRY, SUBJECT, BETHABARA.
CHARACTER, POPULARITY, FAITH-

FULNESS. &c.

MATTHEW III. MARK I. LUKE III.

1 John commences preaching: when; where; what; prophecy

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1 THE BEGINNING OF THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD;

2 As it is written in the prophets, BEHOLD I SEND MY MESSENGER BEFORE THY

1 NOW in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judæa, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Ituræa and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, 2 Annas and Caiaphas being the high FACE, WHICH SHALL PREpriests, the word of God came unto John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness.

3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;

4 As it is written in the book of the

words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

5 Every valley shall be filled, and every mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

PARE THY WAY BEFORE
THEE.

3 The voice of one cry-
ing in the wilderness,
Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make his paths
straight.

the wilderness, and preach
4 John did baptize in
the baptism of repen
tance for the remission of

sins.

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6 AND JOHN WAS CLOTH-
WITH CAMEL'S HAIR,
AND WITH A GIRDLE OF A
SKIN ABOUT HIS LOINS;
AND HE DID EAT LOCUSTS
AND WILD HONEY,

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2 Multitudes come to hear and to be baptized: confessing their sins.

MARK I.

MATTHEW III. 5 Then went out to him, Jerusalem, and al 1 5 And there went out unto him Judæa, and all the region round about all THE LAND OF Judæa, and they of Jordan, Jerusalem, and were all baptized of 6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, con- him in THE RIVER of Jordan, confessing ressing their sins. their sins.

3 The Pharisees warned against trusting in their ancestral piety.

MATTHEW III.

7 But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

9 And think 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.

LUKE III.

7 Then said he TO THE MULTITUDE THAT CAME FORTH TO BE BAPTIZED OF HIM, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come?

8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin 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.

10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root 9 And now also the axe is laid unto of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth the root of the trees: every tree therenot forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into fore which bringeth not forth good fruit the fire. is hown down, and cast into the fire.

4 The enquiring people directed; likewise publicans and soldiers.

LUKE III.

10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed

you.

14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your ! wages.

5 John's first testimony to the Messiah, as greater than the

LUKE III.

15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;

16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.

17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

Baptist.

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6 The remainder of John's public ministry: till Herod wickedly
imprisoned him.

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SEC. VIII.

THE BAPTISM OF JESUS.

MATTHEW III. MARK I. LUKE III.

1 Before his imprisonment John baptizes Jesus in Jordan.

MATTHEW III.

Then he suffered him.

MARK I.

SOUTH OF
SALIM.

LUKE III.

13 Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to 9 AND IT CAME TO 21 Now WHEN ALL Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. PASS IN THOSE DAYS, THE PEOPLE WERE BAP14 But John forbad him, saying, I that Jesus came FROM TIZED, it came to pass, have need to be baptized of thee, and NAZARETH of Galilee, that Jesus also being comest thou to me? and was baptized of baptized, and praying, 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, John in Jordan. the heaven was opened Suffer it to be so now : for thus it be 10 And straightway Ghost descended in a 22 And the Holy cometh us to fulfil all righteousness. coming up out of the 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, water, he saw the hea- bodily shape like a dove upon him, and vens opened and the went up straightway out of the water: a voice came from heaand, lo, the heavens were opened unto spirit like a dove deven, which said, Thou him, and he saw the spirit of God de- scending upon him : art my beloved Son; in scending like a dove, and lighting upon 11 And there came thee I am well pleased. him: a voice from heaven, 23 AND JESUS HIM17 And lo a voice from heaven, saying, saying, Thou art my SELF BEGAN TO BE This is my beloved Son, in whom I am beloved son, in whom ABOUT THIRTY well pleased. I am well pleased. OF AGE.

SEC. IX.

CHRIST'S TEMPTATION IN

THE WILDERNESS.

MATTHEW IV. MARK I. LUKE IV.

1 Forty days tempted: by various, but unrecorded temptations.

LUKE IV.

1 AND Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness.

2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

MARK I.

12 And IMMEDIATELY THE SPIRIT DRIVETH him into the wilderness.

13 And he WAS THERE IN THE WILDERNESS FORTY DAYS tempted of Satan; AND WAS WITH THE WILD BEASTS; and THE ANGELS MINISTERED UNTO

HIM.

YEARS

S. & E. OF
JORDAN.

MATTHEW IV.

1 THEN was Jesus led up of the spirit into the wilderness TO BE TEMPTED of the devil.

2 And when he had fasted forty days AND FORTY NIGHTS, he was afterward an hungered.

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11 And in their hands they shall bear thee concerning thee: and in their nands up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against they shall bear thee up, least at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone 7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

4 The third great temptation-the high mountain.

LUKE IV.

MATTHEW IV.

5 And the devil, taking him up into an high 8 AGAIN the devil taketh him up mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

SEC, X.

into AN EXCEEDING HIGH mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, AND THE GLORY OF THEM;

9 And saith unto him, All THESE THINGS Will I give thee, if thou WILT FALL DOWN and worship me.

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve

11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

JOHN'S TESTIMONY; AND FIVE
DISCIPLES CALLED.

JOHN I. 19-51.

1 The Baptist's second testimony to Christ: as Messiah.

JOHN I.

19 And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou?

20 And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ.

21 And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No.

22 Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself?

23 He said, I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias.

BETHABARA
OR BETHANY.

24 And they which were sent were of the Pharisees.

25 And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet?

26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not;

27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.

28 These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing.

2 John's third and double testimony to Jesus: the Lamb of God.
JOHN I.

29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

30 This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me for he was before me.

31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.

32 And John bare record, saying, I saw

the Spirit descending from heaven like & dove, and it abode upon him.

33 And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost.

34 And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

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