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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW.

CHAP. I.

1. THE genealogy of JESUS CHRIST, the son of DAVID, the

son of ABRAHAM.

Josiah begat Jehoiakim ; and Jehoiakim begat Jeconiah and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon; 12 and, after they were brought to Babylon, Jeconiah begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zerubbabel; 13 and Zerubbabel

begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat doc; and Sadoc begat Achim; Azor; 14 and Azor begat Saand Achim begat Eliud; 15 and Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16 and of Mary, of whom was born JEJacob begat Joseph, the husband SUS, who is called CHRIST.

2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judah and his brethren ; 3 and Judah begat Phares and Zara, by Tamar; and Phares begat Hezron; and Hezron begat Aram; 4 and Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naashon; and Naashon begat Salmon; 5 and Salmon begat Boaz, by Rahab; and Boaz begat Obed, by Ruth; and (bed begat Jessé; 6 and Jessé begat king DAVID; and king DAVID begat Solomon, by her that had been the wife of Uriah; 7 and Solomon begat Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begat Abijah; and Abijah begat Asa; 8 and Asa begat Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begat Jehoram; and Jehoram begat Uzziah; 9 and Uzziah begat Jotham; and Jo-generations. tham begat Ahaz; and Ahaz begat Hezekiah; 10 and Hezekiah begat Manasseh; and Manasseh begat Amon; and Amon begat Josiah; 11 and VOL. I.

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17 All the generations therefore from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away to Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away to Babylon unto Christ are fourteen

18 NOW the birth of [Jesus] Christ was thus. When his mother Mary had been espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to have conceived

by a holy spirit. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not willing to expose her to public shame, purposed to put her away privately. 20 But after he had thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee | Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her, is of a holy spirit. 21 And she shall bear a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: that is, SAVIOUR, for he shall save his people from their sins." 22 (Now all this came to pass, so that the word of the Lord by the prophet was fulfilled, saying, 23 "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son, and his name shall be called Emanuel :" which, being interpreted, is, God with us.) 24 Then, Joseph, being raised from sleep, did as the|| angel of the Lord had commanded

10 And seeing again the star, they rejoiced exceedingly. 11 And being come into the house, they saw the child with Mary, his mo

him, and took to him his wife;ther, and fell down, and did him

25 and knew her not till she had brought forth her first-born son; and he called his name Jesus.

CH. II. 1 NOW after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea,in the days of king Herod, behold, Magians came from the east, to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is he that is born king of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east-country, and are come to do

obeisance: and having opened their treasures, they presented to him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. 12 And having been warned of God in a dream, that they should not return to Herod, they withdrew into their own country by another way.

Herod heard these things, he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And when he had gathered together the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired| of them where Christ was to be born. 5 And they said to him,

13 WHEN they were gone, lo, a messenger of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, him obeisance." 3 But when king" Arise, take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and remain there till I acquaint thee: for Herod will seek the child to destroy him.” 14 Then arising, he took the child and his mother by night, and withdrew into Egypt; 15 and remained

" In Bethlehem of Judea : for thus it is written by the prophet: 6 And thou, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, art by no means the least among the governors of Judah for out of thee shall come a governor who shall rule my people Israel." 7 Then Herod having privately called the Magians, learnt from them exactly what time the star appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, "Go, make an exact inquiry about the child; and, when ye have found him, inform me, that I also may come and do him obeisance.” 9 So having heard the king, they departed; and, behold, the star, which they had seen in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over the place where the child was.

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