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74 To grant unto us that we being delivered out of the hand of

our enemies
Should serve him without fear,

75 In holiness and righteousness before him all our days.

76 Yea and thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of the Most

High: For thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to make ready his ways;

77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people
In the remission of their sins,

78 Because of the tender mercy of our God,
Whereby the dayspring from on high shall visit us,

79 To shine upon them that sit iu darkness and the shadow of

To guide our feet into the way of peace.

80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in

» the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel. 2 Now it came to pass in those days, there went out a decree from

2 Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be enrolled. This was the first enrolment made when Quirinius was governor of Syria.

3 And all went to enrol themselves, every one to his own city.

4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem,

5 because he was of the house and family of David; to enrol himself with Mary, who was betrothed to him, being great with

6 child. And it came to pass, while they were there, the days were

7 fulfilled that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firsthorn son; and she wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8 And there were shepherds in the same country abiding in the

9 field, and keeping watch by night over their flock. And an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone round

10 about them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great

11 joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this

12 clay in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this is the sign unto you; Ye shall find a babe wrapped in swad

13 dling clothes, and lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, aud saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest,

And on earth peace among men in whom he is well pleased.

15 And it came to pass, when the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing that is come to pass,

16 which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, aud found both Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying iu 17 the manger. And when they saw it, they made known concern

18 ing the saying which was spoken to them about this child. And all that heard it wondered at the things which were spoken unto

19 them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these saying-, pon

20 dering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, gl- iitying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, even as it was spoken unto them.

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

22 And when the days of their purification according to the law of Moses were fulfilled, they brought him up to Jerusalem, to

23 present him to the Lord (as it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the

24 Lord), and to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.

25 And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the

26 consolation of Israel: and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed unto him by the Holy Spirit, that he should

27 not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came in the Spirit into the temple: and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, that they might do concerning him after the

28 custom of the law, then he received him into his arms, and blessed God, and said,

29 Now lettest thou thy servant depart, O Lord, According to thy word, in peace;

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 "Which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples; 82 A light for revelation to the Gentiles,

And the glory of thy people Israel.

33 And his father and his mother were marvelling at the things

34 which were spoken concerning him; 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 is

33 spoken against; yea and a sword shall pierce through thine own

36 soul; that thoughts out of many 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 a

37 husband seven years from her virginity, and she had been a widow even for fourscore and four years), which departed not from the temple, worshipping with fastings and supplications night

38 and day. And coming up at that very hour she gave thanks unto God, and spake of him to all them that were looking for the

39 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 wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

41 And his parents went every year to Jerusalem at the feast of

42 the passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up

43 alter the custom of the feast: and when they had fulfilled the days, a- they were returning, the hoy Jesus tarried behind in

44 Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not; but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey; and they sought for

45 him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance: and when they found

46 him not, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking for him. And it came to pass, after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them

47 questions: and all that heard him were amazed at his understand

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

49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not

50 that I must be in my Father's house? And they understood not

51 the saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth; and he was subject unto them: and his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

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

3 Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judaea, and Herod being tetrarcb.of Galilee, and his brother Philip tctrarch of the region of Ituraia

2 and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene, in the highpriesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came unto

3 John the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. And he came into all the legion round about Jordan, preaching the baptism of rc

4 pentance unto remission of sins; as it is written in the book of the 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.

5 Every valley shall be filled,

And every mountain and hill shall be brought low;
And the crooked shall become straight,
And the rough ways smooth;

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

7 He said therefore to the multitudes that went out to be baptized of him, Ye offspring of vipers, who warned you to flee from

8 the wrath to come? 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

9 stones to raise up children unto Abraham. And even now is the axe also laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the

10 fire. And the multitudes asked him, saying, What then must w«

11 do? And he answered and said unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath food, let 12 him do likewise. And there came also publicans to be baptized,

13 and they said unto him, Master, what must we do? And he said unto them, Extort no more than that which is appointed you.

14 And soldiers also asked him, saying, And we, what must we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither exact anything wrongfully, and be content with your wages.

15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men reasoned in their hearts concerning John, whether haply he were the Christ

16 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: he shall baptize you

17 with the Holy Ghost and with fire: whose fan is in his hand, thoroughly to cleanse his threshing-floor, and to gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn up with unquenchable fire.

18 With many other exhortations therefore preached he good

19 tidings unto the people; but Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother's wife, and for nil the evil things

20 which 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 praying, the heaven was

22 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 beloved 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 supposed) of Joseph, the

24 son of Heli, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Mel

25 chi, the son of Jannai, 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 son of Sem2V ein. the son of Josech, the son of Joda, the son of Joanan, the son

of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of

28 Neri, the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the

29 son of Elmadam, the son of Er, the son of Jesus, the son of Elie

30 zer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Symeon, the son of Judas, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam,

31 the son of Eliakim, the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of

32 Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Salmon, the son of

33 Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, the son of Ami, the son of Hez

34 ron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor,

35 the son. of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber,

36 the son of Shelah, the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son

37 of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech.the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the

33 son of Cainan, the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

4 And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness during forty days,

2 being tempted of the devil. And he did eat nothing iu lLose

3 days: and when they were completed, he hungered. And the devil said unto him, If thou art the Son of God, command this

4 stone that it become bread. And Jesus answered unto him, It is

5 written, Man shall not live by bread alone. And he led him up. and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of

6 time. And the devil said unto him, To thee will I give all this authority, and the glory of them: for it hath been delivered unto

7 me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt

8 worship before me, it shall all be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, It is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God,

9 and him only shalt thou serve. And he led him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If

10 thou art the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: for it is written,

He shall give his angels charge concerning thee, to guard thee:

11 and,

On their hands they shall bear thee up,

Lest haply thou dash thy foot against a stone.

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

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

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and a fame went out concerning him through all the region round

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

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and he entered, as his custom was, into the synagogue on the sabbath

17 day, and stood up to rend. And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And he opened the book, and found the place where it was written,

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

Because he anointed me to preach good tidings to the poor:
He hath sent me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovering of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.

20 And he closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant, and sat down: and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fastened on

21 him. And he began to say unto them, To-day hath this scripture

22 been fulfilled in your cars. And all bear him witness, and wondered at the words of grace which proceeded out of his mouth:

23 and they said, Is not this Joseph's son? And he said unto them, Doubtless ye will say unto me this parable, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done at Capernaum, do also here

24 in thine own country. And he said, Verily I say unto you, No

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