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CHAP. I. John the Baptist. it unto the residue: neither low them that believe; In my believed they them. name shall they cast out de. u 14 4 Afterward he appear-vils; they shall speak with ed unto the eleven as they new tongues; sat at meat, and upbraided 18 They shall take up serthem with their unbelief and pents; and if they drink any hardness of heart, because deadly thing, it shall not hurt they believed not them which them; they shall lay hands on had seen him after he was the sick, and they shall rerisen.

cover. d*15 And he said unto them, t 19 [ So then, after the Lord Go ye into all the world, and had spoken unto them, he was preach the gospel to every received up into heaven, and creature.

sat on the right hand of God. **16 He that believeth and is f 20 And they went forth, and baptized shall be saved; but preached every where, the he that believeth not shall Lord working with them, and be damned.

confirming the word with 17 And these signs shall fol-signs following. Amen.

The GOSPEL according to ST. LUKE.
f. CHAP. I.

wife was of the daughters have taken in hand to set Elisabeth.

to and her name was forth in ordera declaration of c* 6 And they were both those things which are most righteous before God, walksurely believed among us, ing in all the commandments

2 Even as they delivered and ordinances of the Lord them unto us, which from the blameless. beginningwere eyewitnesses, 7 And they had no child, and ministers of the word; because that Elisabeth was

3 It seemed good to me barren, and they both were also, having had perfect un-now well stricken in years. derstanding of all things 8 And it came to pass, that from the very first, to write while he executed the priest's unto thee in order, most ex- office before God in the orcellent Theophilus,

der of his course, 4 That thou mightest know 9. According to the custom the certainty of those things, of the priest's office, his lot wherein thou hast been in- was to burn incense when he structed.

went into the temple of the 55 THERE was in the Lord.

days of Herod, the d 10 And the whole multitude king of Judea, a certain of the people were praying priest named Zacharias, of without at thetime ofíncense. the course of Abia: and his! v 11 And there appeared un


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of Christ. to him an angel of the Lord formed, because thou believe standing on the right side of est not my words, which shall the altar of incense.

be fulfilled in their season. 12 And when Zacharias f 21 And the people waited saw him, he was troubled, for Zacharias, and marvelled and fear fell upon him. that he tarried so long in the r. 13 But the angel said unto temple.. him, Fear not, Zacharias: for a 22 And when he came out, thy prayer is heard; and thy he could not speak unto wife Elisabeth shall bear thee them: and they perceived a son, and thou shalt call his that he had seen a vision in name John.

the temple: for he beckoned 14 And thou shalt have joy unto them, and remained and gladness; and many shall speechless. rejoice at his birth.

23 And it came to pass, t 15 For he shall be great in that, as soon as the days of the sight of the Lord, and his ministration were shall drink neither wine nor complished, he departed to strong drink; and he shall be his own house. filled with the Holy Ghost, 24 And after those days his even from his mother'swombwife Elisabeth conceived,

16 And many of the chil- and hid herself five months, dren of Israel shall he turn to saying, the Lord their God.

25 Thus hath the Lord dealt 17 And he shall go before with me in the days wherein him in the spirit and power he looked on me,to take away of Elias, to turn the hearts my reproach among men. of the fathers to the children, f'26 And in the sixth month and the disobedient to the the angel Gabriel was sent wisdom of the just; to make from God unto a city of Gaready a people prepared for lilee, named Nazareth, the Lord.

27 To a virgin espoused to 18 And Zacharias said un- a man whose name was Joto the angel, Whereby shall seph, of the house of David; I know this?' for I am an old and the virgin's name was man, and

my wife well Mary. stricken in years.

f 28 And the angel came in 19 And the angel answering unto her, and said, Hail, said unto him, I am Gabriel, thou that art highly favoured, that stand in the presence of the Lord is with thee: blesGod; and am sent to speak sed art thou among women. unto thee, and to shew thee 29 And when she saw him, these glad tidings.

she was troubled at his say1 20 And, behold, thou shalt ing, and cast in her mind be dumb, and not able to what manner of salutation speak, until the day that this should be. these things shall be per- 30 And the angel said unto

The prophesy of CHAP. I. Elisabeth and Mary. her, Fear not, Mary: forthou when Elisabeth heard the hast found favour with God. salutation of Mary, the babe

31 And, behold, thou shalt leaped in her womb; and conceive in thy womb, and Elísabeth was filled with the bring forth a son, and 'shalt Holy Ghost: call his name JESUS.

42 And she spake out with t 32 He shall be great, and a loud voice, and said, Blesshall be called the Son of the sed art thou among women, Highest: and the Lord God and blessed is the fruit of thy shall give unto him the throne womb. of his father David:

43 And whence is this to 33 And he shall reign over me, that the mother of my the house of Jacob for ever; Lord should come to me? and of his kingdom there 44 For, lo, as soon as the shall be no end.

voice of thy salutation sound34 Then said Mary unto the ed in mine ears, the babe angel, How shall this be, leaped in my womb for joy. seeing I know not a man? $ 45 And blessed is she that t 35 And the angel answered believed; for there shall be a and said unto her, The Holy performance of those things Ghost shall come upon thee, which were told her from the and the power of the Highest Lord. shall overshadow thee: there. 46 And Mary said, My soul, fore also that holy thing doth magnify the Lord, which shall be born of thee d 47 And my spirit haih reshall be called the Son of God. joiced in God my Saviour.

36 And, behold, thy cousin 48 For he hath regarded the Elisabeth, she hath also con- low estate of his handmaiden: ceived a son in her old age; for, behold, from henceforth and this is the sixth month all generations shall call me with her, who was called blessed. barren.

49 For he that is mighty + 37 For with God nothing hath done to me great things; shall be impossible.

and holy is his name. d38 And Mary said, Behold h 50 And his mercy is on the handmaid of the Lord; be them that fear him from it unto me according to thy generation to generation. word. And the angel de- 51 He hath shewed strength parted from her.

with his arm; he hath scat39 And Mary arose in those tered the proud in the imagidays, and went into the hill nation of their hearts. country with haste, into a 52 He hath put down the city of Juda;

mighty from their seats, and 40 And entered into the exalted them of low degree. house of Zacharias, and sa- 53 He hath filled the hungry luted Elisabeth.

with good things; and the rich 41 And

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of John. 54 He hath holpen his ser-hearts, saying, What manner vant Israel, in remembrance of child shall this be! And of his mercy;

the hand of the Lord was 55 As he spake to our fa- with him. thers, to Abraham, and tot 67 And his father Zacharias his seed for ever.

wasfilled with the Holy Ghost, 56 And Mary abode with and prophesied, saying, her about three months, and t 68 Blessed be the Lord God returned to her own house. of Israel; for he hath visited

57 Now Elisabeth's full and redeemed his people, time came that she should be 69 And hath raised up an delivered; and she brought horn of salvation for us in the forth a son.

house of his servant David; 58 And her neighbours and 70As he spake by the mouth her cousins heard how the of his holy prophets, which Lord had shewed great mer- have been since the world cy upon her; and they re- began: joiced with her.

71 That we should be saved 1 59 And it came to pass, that from our enemies, and from on the eighth day they came the hand of all that hate us: to circumcise the child; and 72 To perform the mercy they called him Zacharias, promised to our fathers, and after the name of his father. to remember his holy cove

60 And his mother answer- nant; ed and said, Not so; but he 73 The oath which he shall be called John,

sware to our fatherAbraham, 61 And they said unto her, 74 That he would grant There is none of thy kindred unto us, that we being delithat is called by this name.

vered out of the hand of our 62 And they made signs to enemies might serve him his father, how he would without fear, have him called.

d*75 In holiness and rightef 63 And he asked for a ousness before him, all the writing table, and wrote, say- days of our life. ing, His name is John. And t*76 And thou, child, shalt be they marvelled all.

called the prophet of the m 64 And his mouth was Highest: for thou shalt go opened immediately, and his before the face of the Lord tongue loosed, and he spake, to prepare his ways; and praised God.

t 77 To give knowledge of 65 And fear came on all salvation unto his people by that dwelt round about them: the remission of their sins, and all these sayings were 78 Through the tender noised abroad throughout all mercy of our God; whereby the hill country of Judea. the dayspring from on high

66 And all they that heard hath visited us, them laid

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of Christ. that sit in darkness and in round about them: and they the shadow of death, to were sore afraid. guide our feet into the way 10 And the angel said unto of peace,

them, Fear not: for, behold, f 86 And the child grew, and I bring you good tidings of waxed strong in spirit, and great joy, which shall be to was in the deserts till the day all people. of his shewing unto Israel. t 11 For unto you is born this

f CHAP. II. day in the city of David a SaA those dame thua passi in viour, which is Christ the

days, there Lord. went out a decree from Cesar 12 And this shall be a sign Augustus, that all the world unto you; Ye shall find the should be taxed.

babe wrapped in swaddling g 2 (And this taxing was first clothes, lying in a manger. made when Cyrenius was K13 And suddenly there was governor of Syria.)

with the angel a multitude y 3 And all went to be taxed, of the heavenly host praising every one into his own city. God, and saying, g 4 And Joseph also went up d 14 Glory to God in the from Galilee, out of the city highest, and on earth peace, of Nazareth, into Judea, un- good will toward men. to the city of David, which is l'15 And it came to pass, as called Bethlehem; ' (because the angels were gone away he was of the house and line from them into heaven, the age of David:)

shepherds said one to an5 To be taxed with Mary other, Let us now go even his espoused wife, being unto Bethlehem, and see this great with child.

thing which is come to pass, 6 And so it was, that, which the Lord hath made while they were there, the known unto us. days were accomplished that 16 And they came with she should be delivered. haste, and found Mary, and

7 And she brought forth her Joseph, and the babe lying first-born son, and wrapped in a manger. him in swaddling' clothes, 17 And when they had seen and laid him in a manger; it, they made known abroad because there was no room the saying which was told for them in the inn.

them concerning this child. f*8 And there were in the 18 And all they that heard same country shepherds a- it wondered at those things biding in the field, keeping which were told them by the watch over their flock by shepherds. night.

19 But Mary kept all these v 9 And, lo, the angel of the things, and pondered them Lord came upon them, and in her heart. the glory of the Lord shone a 20 And the shepherds re

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