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CHAP. II. 19 9 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

thither: Nottvithstanding, being warned of God in a dream,

to go

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

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.

to their own city Nazareth.*

Place.... Nazareth.





Ø 14. Jesus goes to the Passover 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 him.

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,t 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


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 ;

* Time A. D. 12.

1 Place ...Jerusalem.

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

50 And they un-
derstood not the

saying which he spake unto them.

51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth,t 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

C. I.
80 And the child

strong in spirit, and
was in the deserts
till the day of his

shewing unto Israel,
The beginning of
the gospel of Jesus
Christ, the Son of

grew, and


In those days,*

Now in the fif-
teenth year of the
reign of Tiberius
Cæsar, Pontius Pi-
late being governor

* Place... Nazareth. It Time...A. D. 29.

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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 came John the

4 John unto John, the Baptist, preaching did baptise in the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness of wilderness

in the wilderness. * Judea,

3 And he came into all the country

about Jordan,
2 And saying, and preach the bap- preaching the bap-
repent ye,

tism of repentance, tism of repentance,
for the remission of for the remission

of sins;
for the kingdom of
heaven is at hand.

3 For this is he that was spoken of 2 As it is written 4 Asit is written by the prophet Esa- in the prophets ;

in the book of the ias, saying,

words of Esaias the

prophet, saying,
Behold, I send
my messenger be-
fore thy face, which
shall prepare thy

way before thee.
The voice of one

3 The voice of The voice of one crying in the wil- one crying in the crying in the wilderness, 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. paths straight. paths straight.

5 Every valley
shall be filled, and

everymountain and
* Place.... The desert of Judea. I † Place... The regions near Jordan.






hill shall be brought
low : and the crook-
ed shall be made
straight, and the
rough ways shall be
made smooth;

6 And all flesh
shall see the salva-

tion of Gud. 4 And this same

6 And John was John had his rai- clothed with cament ofcamel'shair, mel's hair, and with and aleatherngirdle a girdle of a skin aabout his loins : and bout his loins, and his meat waslocusts he did eat locusts and wild honey. and wild honey ;

5 Then went out 5 And there went to him Jerusalem, out unto him all the and all Judea, and land of Judea, and all the region round they of Jerusalem, about Jordan, 6 And were bap- tised of him in the

and were all bap: tised of him in Jor- river of Jordan, dan, confessing

, their sins.

confessingtheirsins, 7 | But when he

hry Then said he to saw many of the

the multitude that Pharisees and Sad

came forth to be ducees come to his

baptised of him, baptism, he said unto them, O generation of

O generation of vipers, who hath

vipers, who hath warned

warned you to flee from the wrath to

from the wrath to come.

come. 8 Bring forth

8 Bring forth therefore fruits


thy of repentance, 9 And think not

and begin not to say within your

to say within your selves, We have A

selves, We have Abraham to our fa

braham to our father: for I say unto

ther; for I say unto you, that God is

you, that God is able of these stones

able of these stones

you to flee

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