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nuel, of the tribe of Asher : (she seeing him, they were amazed : was far advanced in years, and and his mother said to him, Child, had lived with a husband seven why hast thou done thus to us ? years from her virginity : 37 and behold, thy father and I have she was now a widow of about sought thee sorrowing.49 And eighty-four years, who departed he said to them, How is it that not from the temple, but served ye sought me ? knew ye not that God with fastings and prayer I must needs be in my Father's night and day:) 38 she also came house?50 But they understood upon them at the same time, and not the thing which he shake to gave thanks to the Lord, and them. 51 And he went down with shake of the child to all those them, [and came] to Nazareth, who looked for redemption in Je- and was subject to them : and his rusalem.

mother kept all these things in her 39 And having performed all her heart. 52 And Jesus advancthings according to the law of the ed in wisdom and stature, and in Lord, they returned into Galilee, favour with God and men. to their own city Nazareth. 40 And the child grew and was

Ch. III. 1 NOW in the fifstrengthened (in spirit,] being teenth year of the reign of Tifilled with wisdom; and the fa- berius Cesar, (Pontius Pilate vour of God was upon him. being governor of Judea, and

41 NOW his parents went to Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, Jerusalem every year, at the feast and his brother Philip tetrarch of the passover. 42 And when he of Iturea and of the region of was twelve years old, after they Trachonitis, and Lysanias tehad gone un [to Jerusalem] ac- trarch of Abilene, 2 Annas and cording to the custom of the feast, Caiaphas being high-priests,) and had fulfilled the days ; 43 as the word of God came to John, they returned, the child Jesus re- the son of Zachariah, in the mained in Jerusalem, and Joseph desert. and his mother knew it not : 44 3 And he came into all the but, supposing him to be in the country about Jordan, publishcompany, they went a day's jour. ing the baptism of reformation, ney: and they sought him among for the remission of sins: 4 as it their kindred and acquaintance : is written in the book of the 45 but not finding him, they re- words of the prophet Isaiah, turned to Jerusalem, seeking him. [who saith,] “ The voice of one 46 And it came to pass that, after crying in the desert, Prepare three days, they found him in the ye the way of the Lord, make temple, sitting in the midst of his paths straight. 5 Every val. the teachers, both hearing them ley shall be filled, and every and asking them questions. mountain and hill shall be

47 And all that heard him were brought low ; and the crooked astonished at his understanding places shall be made straight, and answers. 48 And his parents and the rough ways shall be

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made smooth: 6 and all flesh spake to them all, saying, “I shall see the salvation of God." indeed baptize you in water,

7 Then he said to the mul- but one mightier than I cometh, titudes that went forth to be the latchet of whose sandals I baptized by him, “O brood of am not worthy to unloose: he vipers, who hath prompted you will baptize you in a holy spirit, to flee from the impending ven- and fire : 17 whose winnowinggeance? 8 Produce then, the shovel is in his hand, and he will proper fruits of reformation ; thoroughly cleanse his floor, and say not within yourselves, and will gather the wheat into

We have Abraham for our fa- his granary; but will consume ther :' for I assure you, that of the chaff in unquenchable fire." these stones God is able to 18 And many other glad tidings raise up children to Abraham. also he published to the people,

9 « And already the axe also exhorting them. lieth at the root of the trees; 19 But Herod the tetrarch, every tree therefore which pro- being reproved by him about duceth not good fruit is cut Herodias his brother's wife, down, and cast into the fire.” and about all the evil things 10 And the multitudes asked which Herod had done, 20 adhim, saying, “ What then shall ded this likewise to all, that we do?" 11 And he answering, he confined John in prison. said to them, “ He that hath 21 NOW it came to pass two coats, let him give to him when all the people were bapthat hath none; and he that tized, that Jesus also having hath food, let him do in like been baptized, and praying, the manner." 12 Then came public heaven was opened ; 22 and the cans also to be baptized, and holy spirit descended in a bodily said to him, “ Teacher, what appearance, like a dove, upon shall we do ?" 13 And he said him; and a voice came from to them, “ Exact no more than heaven, [saying,]

« Thou art that which is appointed to you." my beloved son; in thee I am 14 And the soldiers also asked well pleased.” him, saying, “ And what shall 23 And Jesus himself began we do ?" And he said to them, to be about thirty years


age; “ Take by violence from no being (as was allowed by law) one, and accuse not any faisely; the son of Joseph," the son of and be content with your wa- Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the

son of Levi, the son of Melchi, 15 And the people were in the son of Janna, the son of expectation, and all men rea Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathiah, soned in their hearts, concern- | the son of Amos, the son of ing John, whether he were the Nahum, the son of Esli, the son Christ or not; 16 but John í of Naggé, 26 the son of Maath,


• Griesbach has mentioned no less than eight different readings to this perse, which eircumstance sbows that its sense has been a matter of doubt.

the son of Mattathiah, the son of spirit into the desert forty days, Semei, the son of Joseph, the being tempted by an impostor. son of Judah, 27 the son of Joan-2 And in those days he ate no. na, the son of Rhesa, the son of thing; and, they being ended, Zerubbabel, the son of Salathiel, (afterward] he was hungry. the son of Neri, 28 the son of 3 And the impostor said to him, Melchi, the son of Addi, the son “ If thou be a son of God, comof Cosam, the son of Elmodam, mand that this stone become a the son of Er, 29 the son of José, loaf.” the son of Eliezer, the son of 4 And Jesus answered him, Jorim, the son of Matthat, the saying, It is written, . Man son of Levi, 30 the son of Sime- shall not live by bread alone, on, the son of Judah, the son of but by every thing which God Joseph, the son of Jonan, the son pleaseth.' "* 5 And [the imposof Eliakim, 31 the son of Meleag tor] brought him to a high the son of Menan, the son of mountain, and showed him all Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the kingdoms of the earth, in a the son of David, 32 the son of moment of time. 6 And the Jessé, the son of Obed, the son impostor said to him, “ All this of Booz, the son of Salmon, the power I will give thee, and the son of Naasson, 33 the son of glory of them : for it is deliverAminadab, the son of Aram, the ed to me, and to whomsoever I son of Hezron, the son of Phares, will I give it. 7 If, therefore, the son of Judah, 34 the son thou wilt worship me, all shall Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son be thine.” 8 And Jesus anof Abraham, the son of Terah, swering him, said, “ It is writthe son of Nahor, 35 the son often, • Thou shalt worship the Serug, the son of Reu, the son Lord thy God, and thou shalt of Peleg, the son of Eber, the serve him only.' son of Salah, 36 the son of Cain 9 And the impostor brought an, the son of Arphaxad, the son him to Jerusalem, and set him of Shem, the son of Noah, the on the battlement of the temson of Lamech, 37 the son of ple, and said to him, “ If thou Methuselah, the son of Enoch, be a son of God, cast thyself the son of Jared, the son of Ma- down from this place: 10 for halaleel, the son of Cainan, 38 it is written, “He shall give his the son of Enoch, the son of Seth, angels charge over thee, to prethe son of Adam, the son of serve thee : 11 and (that) on God.*

their hands they shall support CH. IV. 1 NOW Jesus re- thee, lest thou strike thy foot turned from Jordan, full of a against a stone.'” 12 And Jeholy spirit, and was led by the sus answering, said to him, “It * The copies vary much in the order of the names, and the Cambridge manuscript contains the same genealogy here as in Matthew.

† A visionary scene; supernaturally presented to the mind of Christ, to instruct him in the proper use of his miraculous powers. See note on Matt. iv. 1.

| Gr. “Every word of God."

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is commanded, Thou shalt not " Is not this the son of Joseph?” tempt the Lord thy God.'” 13 23 And he said to them, And the impostor having ended will surely say to me this proall his temptations, departed verb, . Physician, heal thyself: from him for a time.

whatsoever things we have 14 And Jesus returned, with heard done in Capernaum, do the power of the spirit, into here also in thine own country.” Galilee; and there went out a 24 He said also, " Verily, fame of him through all the I tell you, No prophet is accountry round about. 15 And ceptable in his own country. he taught in their synagogues, 25 But I tell you of a truth, being glorified by all.

There were many widows in 16 And he came to Nazareth, Israel, in the days of Elijah; where he had been brought up: when the heaven was shut up and, as his custom was, he en- for three years and six months, tered into the synagogue on when there was a great famine the sabbath; and stood up to throughout all the land; 26 but read. 17 And the book of the to none of them was Elijah prophet Isaiah was delivered to sent, except to a widow woman him. And, having opened the at Serepta, a city of Sidon. 27 book, he found the place where and there were many lepers in it was written, 18 « The spirit Israel, in the time of the proof the Lord is upon me, inas- phet Elisha; and none of them much as he hath anointed me was cleansed, except Naaman to publish glad tidings to the the Syrian." poor ; he hath sent me to pro

28 And all in the synagogue, claim deliverance to the cap-having heard these things, were tives, and recovery of sight to filled with wrath ; 29 and rose the blind, to set at liberty those up, and drove him out of the that are bruised, 19 to proclaim city, and led him to the brow of the acceptable year of the the hill on which their city was Lord.”

built, that they might cast him 20 And he closed the book, down headlong. 30 But he pasand gave it again to the atten- sed through the midst of them, dant, and sat down. And the and departed. eyes of all those who were in 31 And he went down to the synagogue were fastened on Capernaum, a city of Galilee; him. 21 Then he began to say and taught them on the sabbath. to them, “ To-day this scripture | 32 And they were amazed at : is fulfilled in your ears. 22 | his doctrine: for his word was And all gave him their testi- with authority. 33 And there mony, and wondered

at the was a man in the synagogue who gracious words which proceed- had a spirit of an impure deed out of his mouth, and said, | mon;* 34 and he cried out with a

.* He was raving mad, and fancied himself possessed by a demon; which was the current opiz nion of the age. He believed, as many then díd, that Jesus was the Messiah, or a great prophet; and addresses him as such : and Jesus replies to him in the popular language, in couforinity to the ideas and feelings of the maniac. See Farmer on Demon. c. ii. sec. 1.

loud voice, saying, "Ah! Jesus! going out, he retired into a de. Nazarene! what hast thou to do sert place; and the multitudes with us ? Art thou come to de- sought him and came to him, stroy us? I know thee, who and urged him not to depart thou art; the holy one of God.” from them. 43 But he said to

35 Then Jesus rebuked him, them, “I must publish the saying, "Be silent, and come good tidings of the reign of God out of him." And the demon to other cities also: because for having thrown him in the midst, this purpose I am sent.” 44 came out of him, and hurt him And accordingly he preached not. 36 And all were struck in the synagogues of Galilee. with astonishment, and spake CH. V. 1. NOW it came among themselves, saying, to pass when the multitude “What word is this? for with pressed on him to hear the word authority and power he com- of God, he stood by the lake mandeth the impure spirits, and of Gennesaret, 2 and saw two they come out.” 37 And a re- ships standing by the lake: but port went abroad into every the fishermen were gone out of place of the country round them, and were washing their about.

nets. 38 And he arose out of the 3 And he entered into one of synagogue, and entered into the ships, which was Simon's, Simon's house. Now the mother and besought him that he would of Simon's wife was seized with launch out a little from the a great fever ; and they be- land. And sitting down, he sought him for her. 39 And he taught the multitudes out of stood over her, and rebuked * the ship. 4 And having ceased the fever; and it left her: and speaking, he said to Simon, forth with she arose and minis- “Launch out into the deep, tered to them.

and let down your nets for a 40 Now at the setting of the draught." 5 And Simon answer. sun, all those who had any sick ing, said to him, “ Master, we of whatsoever disease, brought have laboured during all the them to him: and he laid his night, and have taken nothing: hands on every one of them, nevertheless, at thy word I will and cured them. 41 And de- let down the net." mons also came out of many, 6 And having done this, they crying out, and saying, “ Thou enclosed such a multitude of art the Son of God.” But he re-fish, that the net began to break. buked them, and suffered them 7 And they beckoned to their not to say that they knew he partners in the other ship to was the Christ.

come and help them. And they 42 And when it was day, came, and laded both the ships,

* It is here said that Christ“ rebuked the fever;" but no one ever supposed a fever an intelligent agent; he also“ rebuked them," the demons, but, unless we include the persou of the demoniae, we have no more reason to suppose them to be intelligent than the fever.

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