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Galilee. child and his mother, and came into the Anno
22. land of Israel. But when he heard that Ædt. 12..
Archelaus did reign in Judea in the rooin
of God in a dream, he turned aside in
23. to the parts of Galilde: And he came and Luk. ii. 39. " dwelt in a city called Nazareth, [ha-Luk.ii.39.
ving] performed all things according to Mat. ii.
the Law of the Lord, * that it might be
Luk. ii. 40.
SE € T. XIV.
ND the Child grew, and waxed
strong in Spirit, filled with wifdom; and the grace of God was upon him.
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
filled the days, as they returned, the
and Joseph and his mother knew not of
in the company, went a days journey,
and they fought him among their kins45. folk and acquaintance. And when they
found himn not, they turned back again 46. to Jerusalem seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three days they found
Anno him in the Temple, sitting in the midst Jerusalem,
S E C T. XV.
Jesus the Son of God. + Now Luk. iii,
(a) Gospel is an old English word for good tidings.
(b) Tiberius Cesar was Emperous of Rome and successor to Augulius,
(c) Pontius Pilate being Governour of Jucea under Tiberius.
(d) Herod. The son of that Herod the King whą is mention'd in §. 13.
Wilderness of being (e) Tetrarch of (f) Galilee and Anno
his brother Philip Tetrarch of (g) Iturea, Luk. iii.
and of the region of Trachonitis, and
Lysanias the Tetrarch of (h) Abilene, 2. Annas and Caiphas being the high priests,
the word of God came unto John the
son of Zacharias in the (i) wilderness, Mar. i.
, Mariii.ro Luk. iii. *and he came into all the country about Mar. i. 1.
Jordan, preaching the baptism of reMat. iii. 2. pentance for the remission of fins, * and
saying, Repent ye, for the kingdom of 3.
heaven is at hand. For this is he Mar. iii. 3.
that was spoken of by the Prophets, Luk. iii. 4. Mar. i. 2. [Malachi iii. 1.] * Saying behold I send
my messenger before thy face which all prepare thy way before thee [and by E. 3. Jaias xl. 3.] The voice of one crying in
the wilderness, prepare ye the way of the
valley shall be filled, and every mountain
all Aesh shall see the salvation of Gol. Mat. iii.
* c And the same John had his raiment «Mar.i.6.5.
(e) Tetrarch here is equivalent to King:
(f) Galilee the northern part of the Land of Canaan.
(g) Iturea and the region of Trachonitis, part of the Land of Canaan lying north-east of Galilee and the sea of Tiberias.
(h) Abilene, a little country lying on the skirts of Canaan north-eastward.
(1) Wilderness fignifies the couptry where the houses stand scattered and at a distance one from anoches. See ii. Cor. xi, 26.
of Camels hair and a leathern girdle about Wilderness of Ætat. 29, his loins, and his meat was locusts and
of him in Jordan, confessing their sins. Jordan.
risees and (1) Sadducees come to his Bap-
you to flee from
, not to say within your selves, we have Abraham to our Father; for I say unto you, that God is able of ihese stones to raise up children unto Abraham, And so. now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees : therefore every tree which bringeth not forih good fruit, is hewn down and cast into the fire, And the people asked him, saying, 19. Luk. iij.
. what Mall we do then?
He answereth and faith unto them, He 11. that bath two coats, let him impart to bim that hath none, and be that haih meat, let him do likewise.
Then camealso(m) Publicans to be bap. 12, tized, and said unto him, Master, what Shall we do?
(k) Pharisees, a fest amongst the Jews that pretended to more than ordinary holiness and an exact observance of the Law,
(1) Sadducees, a fect amongst the Jews that ber lieved not the Resurrection nor chat there was Age gels or Spirits.
(m) Publicans were gatherers of the Tolls and Cur ftoms, and in general difrepute for extortion.
Jordan. And he said unto them exa&t no more Anno
S E c . XVI.
Mar. i. g.
that Jesus came from Nazareth of Mar, iii. 13. Galilee * . to Jordan unto John to be bap- . Mar. i. 9.
tized of him. But John forbad him
saying, I have need to be baptized of
answering, said unto him, suffer it io be
And Jesus when he was baptized Mar.i. 10. went up straight way out of the water : 11,
and lo the heavens were open'd unto Luke iil.22, him, and he saw the Spirit of God defMat. iii. cending * in a bodily shape * like a Dove
17, and lighting upon him." And lo a voice
from heaven, saying, This is my beloved
* And Jesus himself begun to be a.
Luk. ïïi. 21,
Luke iii, 23.