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sented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

12And being warned of God in a dream, that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

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 child 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.

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 inquired 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.


Place....Egypt. Time....A. D. 2.


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19¶ But when Hetod 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 Judea, 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 mightbefulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee,

to their own city Nazareth.*





14. Jesus goes to the Pass-
over when he is twelve years
of age.

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

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 astonished 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 ;

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The beginning of
the gospel of Jesus
Christ, the Son of

wist ye not that I
must be about my
Father's business?

50 And they un-
derstood not the say-
ing which he spake
unto them.

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


§ 15. Of John the Baptist, and his Ministry.

C. I.

80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto Israel,


Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor

Place....Nazareth. Time....A, D. 29.

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came John the

4 John



of Judea, and He-
rod being tetrarch
of Galilee, and his
brother Philip te-
trarch of Iturea,and
of the region of
Trachonitis, and
Lysanias the te-
trarch of Abilene,
2 Annas and Ca-,
iaphas being the
high priests, the
word of God came

unto John, the

Baptist, preaching did baptise in the son of Zacharias,

in the wilderness of wilderness


in the wilderness.*

3 And he came into all the country about Jordan,f

2 And saying, and preach the bap- preaching the bap

repent ye,

for the kingdom of
heaven is at hand.
3 For this is he

tism of repentance, tism of repentance,

for the remission of for the remission
of sins;


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Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

The voice of one 3 The voice of

4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying,

The voice of one

crying in the wil- one crying in the crying in the wil-
derness, Prepare ye wilderness, Pre- derness, Prepare ye
the way of the pare ye
the way of the way of the
Lord, make his the Lord, make his Lord, make his

paths straight.

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* Place....The desert of Judea. Place.... The regions near Jordan.

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