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Christ disputes with the doctors. S. Luke. John Baptists preaching. ple, but served God with fastings 49 And he said unto them, and prayers night and day. How is it that ye sought me ? 38 And she, coming in that in-wist ye not that I must be about stant gave thanks likewise unto my Father's business?

the Lord, and spake of him to all 50 And they understood not them that looked for redemption the saying which he spake unto in Jerusalem. them.

39 And when they had per- 51 T And he went down with formed all things, according to the them, and came to Nazareth, and law of the Lord, they returned was subject unto them: but his into Galilee, to their own city mother kept all these sayings in Nazareth. her heart.

40 And the child grew, and 52 And Jesus increased in wiswaxed strong in spirit, filled with dom and stature, and in favour wisdom; and the grace of God with God and man.

was upon him.


NOW in the fifteenth year of

41 Now his parents went to John's preaching and baptism. Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. the reign of Tiberius Cesar, 42 And when he was twelve Pontius Pilate being governor of years old, they went up to Jeru- Judea, and Herod being tetrarch salem, after the custom of the feast. of Galilee, and his brother Philip

43 And when they had fulfilled tetrarch of Iturea and of the regithe days, as they returned, the on of Trachonitis, and Lysanias child Jesus tarried behind in Je-the tetrarch of Abilene, rusalem; and Joseph and his mo- 2 Annas and Caiaphas being ther knew not of it. the high priests, the word of God 44 But they, supposing him to came unto John the son of Zachahave been in the company, went rias in the wilderness.

à day's journey; and they sought 3 And he came into all the him among their kinsfolk and country about Jordan, preaching acquaintance. the baptism of repentance for the

45 And when they found him remission of sins; not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.

4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the pro46 And it came to pass, that phet, saying, The voice of one after three days they found him crying in the wilderness, Prepare in the temple, sitting in the midst ye the way of the Lord, make his of the doctors, both hearing them, paths straight. and asking them questions.


Every valley shall be filled, 47 And all that heard him were and every mountain and hill shall astonished at his understanding be brought low; and the crookand answers. ed shall be made straight, and the

48 And when they saw him, rough ways shall be made smooth; they were amazed: and his mo- 6 And all flesh shall see the ther said unto him, Son, why salvation of God,

hast thou thus dealt with us? be- 7 Then said he to the multihold, thy father and I have sought tude that came forth to be bapthee sorrowing. tized of him, O generation of vi

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John's testimony of Christ. Chap. iii. The genealogy of Christ. pers! who hath warned you to will burn with fire unquenchable. flee from the wrath to come? 18 And many other things, in 8 Bring forth, therefore, fruits his exhortation, preached he unto worthy of repentance, and begin the people.

not to say within yourselves, We 19 But Herod the tetrarch, behave Abraham to our father: for ing reproved by him, for HerodiI say unto you, That God is able as his brother Philip's wife, andl of these stones to raise up chil-for all the evils which Herod had dren unto Abraham. done,

9 And now also, the axe is laid 20 Added yet this above all, unto the root of the trees: every that he shut up John in prison. tree, therefore, which bringeth 21 Now, when all the people not forth good fruit is hewn down, were baptized, it came to pass, and cast into the fire. that Jesus also being baptized, 10 And the people asked him, and praying, the heaven was saying, What shall we do then opened,

11 He answereth, and saith un- 22 And the Holy Ghost deto them, He that hath two coats, scended in a bodily shape, like a let him impart to him that hath dove upon him; and a voice came none; and he that hath meat, let from heaven, which said, Thou him do likewise. art my beloved Son; in thee I 12 Then came also, publicans am well pleased. to be baptized, and said unto him, 23¶And Jesus himself began to Master, what shall we do? be about thirty years of age, be13 And he said unto them, Ex-ing, (as was supposed) the son of act no more than that which is Joseph, which was the son of Heli, appointed you. 24 Which was the son of Mat

14 And the soldiers likewise, that, which was the son of Levi, demanded of him, saying, And which was the son of Melchi, what shall we do? And he said which was the son of Janna, which unto them, Do violence to no was the son of Joseph,

man, neither accuse any falsely; 25 Which was the son of Matand be content with your wages. tathias, which was the son of A15 ¶ And as the people were in mos, which was the son of Naum, expectation, and all men mused which was the son of Esli, which in their hearts of John, whether was the son of Nagge, he were the Christ, or not;

26 Which was the son of Maath, 16 John answered, saying unto which was the son of Mattathias, them all, I indeed baptize you which was the son of Semei, which with water; but one mightier was the son of Joseph, which was than I cometh, the latchet of the son of Juda,

whose shoes I am not worthy to 27 Which was the son of Joanunloose he shall baptize youna, which was the son of Rhesa, with the Holy Ghost and with which was the son of Zorobabel, fire: which was the son of Salathiel,

17 Whose fan is in his hand, which was the son of Neri, and he will thoroughly purge his 28 Which was the son of Melfloor, and will gather the wheat chi, which was the son of Addi, into his garner; but the chaff he which was the son of Cosam,

Genealogy of Christ.

S. Luke.

His temptation.

which was the son of Elmodam, was the son of Adam, which was which was the son of Er,

29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which which was the son of

the son of God.


Christ's temptation and victory.

Holy Ghost, returned from

was the son of Matthat, which A Jesus, being full of the

was the son of Levi,

Jordan, and was led by the Spirit

30 Which was the son of Sime-into the wilderness, on, which was the son of Juda, 2 Being forty days tempted of which was the son of Joseph, the devil. And in those days he which was the son of Jonan, did eat nothing: and, when they which was the son of Eliakim, were ended, he afterwards hun

31 Which was the son of Melea, gered. which was the son of Menan, 3 And the devil said unto him, which was the son of Mattatha, If thou be the Son of God, comwhich was the son of Nathan, mand this, stone that it be made which was the son of David, bread.

32 Which was the son of Jesse, 4 And Jesus answered him, which was the son of Obed, saying, It is written, That man which was the son of Booz, which shall not live by bread alone, but was the son of Salmon, which was by every word of God.

the son of Naasson,

5 And the devil, taking him up

33 Which was the son of Ami-into an high mountain, shewed nadab, which was the son of A-junto him all the kingdoms of the ram, which was the son of Esrom, world in a moment of time. which was the son of Phares, 6 And the devil said unto him, which was the son of Juda, All this power will I give thee,

34 Which was the son of Jacob, and the glory of them: for that is which was the son of Isaac, which delivered unto me; and to whomwas the son of Abraham, which soever I will, I give it. was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,

7 If thou, therefore, wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

35 Which was the son of Sa- 8 And Jesus answered, and said ruch, which was the son of Ragau, unto him, Get thee behind me, which was the son of Phalee, Satan: for it is written, Thou which was the son of Heber, which shalt worship the Lord thy God, was the son of Sala, and him only shalt thou serve.

36 Which was the son of Cain- 9. And he brought him to Jeruan, which was the son of Arphax-salem, and set him on a pinnacle ad, which was the son of Sem, of the temple, and said unto him, which was the son of Noe, which If thou be the Son of God, cast was the son of Lamech, thyself down from hence:

37 Which was the son of Ma- 10 For it is written, He shall thusala, which was the son of give his angels charge over thee,. Enoch, which was the son of Jared, to keep thee; which was the son of Malelecl, which was the son of Cainan,

38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which

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11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 12 And Jesus, answering, said

Christ beginneth to preach.

Chap. iv. He casteth out a devil.

unto him, It is said, Thou shalt verb, Physician, heal thyself: not tempt the Lord thy God. whatsoever we have heard done in

13 And when the devil had Capernaum, do also here in thy ended all the temptation, he de-country. parted from him for a season.

24 And he said, Verily I say 14 ¶ And Jesus returned in the unto you, No prophet is accepted power of the Spirit into Galilee: in his own country.

and there went out a fame of him 25 But I tell you of a truth, through all the region round many widows were in Israel in the about. days of Elias, when the heaven

15 And he taught in their syna-was shut up three years and six gogues, being glorified of all. months, when great famine was 16 And he came to Nazareth, throughout all the land; where he had been brought up : 26 But unto none of them was and, as his custom was, he went Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a into the synagogue on the sab-city of Sidon, unto a woman that bath-day, and stood up for to was a widow.


27 And many lepers were in 17 And there was delivered un-Israel in the time of Eliseus the to him the book of the prophet prophet; and none of them was Esaias: And when he had open-cleansed, saving Naaman the Syed the book, he found the place rian.

where it was written,

28 And all they in the syna18 The Spirit of the Lord is gogue, when they heard these upon me, because he hath anoint-things, were filled with wrath, ed me to preach the gospel to the 29 And rose up, and thrust poor; he hath sent me to heal the him out of the city, and led him broken-hearted, to preach deli-unto the brow of the hill whereon verance to the captives, and re-their city was built, that they covering of sight to the blind, to might cast him down headlong. set at liberty them that are bruis- 30 But he, passing through the ed; midst of them, went his way, 31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and 20 And he closed the book, and taught them on the sabbath-days. he gave it again to the minister, 32 And they were astonished and sat down. And the eyes of at his doctrine: for his word was all them that were in the syna- with power. gogue were fastened on him.

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

33 And in the synagogue there 21 And he began to say unto was a man which had a spirit of them, This day is this scripture an unclean devil, and cried out fulfilled in your ears. with a loud voice,

22 And all bare him witness, 34 Saying, Let us alone; what and wondered at the gracious have we to do with thee, thou Jewords which proceeded out of sus of Nazareth? art thou come his mouth. And they said, Is not to destroy us? I know thee who this Joseph's son? thou art; the holy One of God. 23 And he said unto them, Ye 35 And Jesus rebuked him, will surely say unto me this pro- saying, Hold thy peace, and come

Divers sick healed.

S. Luke.

Miraculous draught of fishes:


out of him. And when the devil the it came to pass, that, as had thrown him in the midst, he the people pressed upon him came out of him, and hurt him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,


36 And they were all amazed, 2 And saw two ships standing and spake among themselves, say-by the lake: but the fishermen ing, What a word is this! for were gone out of them, and were with authority and power, he washing their nets. commandeth the unclean spirits, 3 And he entered into one of and they come out. the ships, which was Simon's, 37 And the fame of him went and prayed him that he would out into every place of the country thrust out a little from the land. round about. And he sat down, and taught the

38 And he arose out of the people out of the ship. synagogue, and entered into Si- 4 Now, when he had left mon's house. And Simon's wife's speaking, he said unto Simon, mother was taken with a great Launch out into the deep, and let fever; and they besought him for down your nets for a draught.



5 And Simon, answering, said 39 And he stood over her, and unto him, Master, we have toiled rebuked the fever; and it left her all the night, and have taken noand immediately she arose, and thing: nevertheless, at thy word ministered unto them. I will let down the net. 40 T Now, when the sun was 6 And when they had this setting, all they that had any sick done, they inclosed a great multiwith divers diseases, brought tude of fishes: and their net them unto him; and he laid his brake.

hands on every one of them, and 7 And they beckoned unto their healed them. partners, which were in the other 41 And devils also came out of ship, that they should come and many, crying out, and saying, help them. And they came, and Thou art Christ, the Son of God. filled both the ships, so that they And he, rebuking them, suffered began to sink.

them not to speak: for they knew 8 When Simon Peter saw it, that he was Christ. he fell down at Jesus' knees, say

42 ¶ And when it was day, heling, Depart from me; for I am a departed, and went into a desert sinful man, O Lord.

place; and the people sought him, 9 For he was astonished, and and came unto him, and stayed all that were with him, at the him, that he should not depart draught of the fishes which they from them. had taken :

10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which

43 And he said unto them, I must preach the kingdom of God to other cities also; for therefore were partners with Simon. And am I sent. Jesus said unto Simon, Fear not;

44 And he preached in the sy-from henceforth thou shalt catch nagogues of Galilee.



11 And when they had brought Amiraculous draught of fishes, their ships to land, they for

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