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Matt. ii. 13-23.

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 enquired 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*.



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

* See Study of the Gospels, p. 319.

19 But when Herod 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 might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old,

See Vol. Nativity, p. 159.

Luke ii. 40-52.

they went up to Jerusalem, after the custom of the feast. 13 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 under

48 And

standing and answers.
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? 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,
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 man.





John i. 1-18.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 5 And light shineth in darkness, and the darkness comprehended it not.

6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. s He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that

Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 11 He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the

Father, full of and truth.
15 John bare witness of him,
and cried, saying, This was he
of whom I spake, He that
cometh after me is preferred
before me for he was before
me. 16 And of his fulness
have all we received, and grace

John i. 1-18.
for grace.
17 For the law was
given by Moses, but grace and
truth came by Jesus Christ.
18 No man hath seen God at
any time the only begotten
Son, which is in the bosom of
the Father, he hath declared

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