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Without controversy, great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the

flesh.—1. Tim. ii. 16.
And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us.—John i. 14.
When he bringeth in the first-begotten into the world, he saith, And let all the

angels of God worship him.Heb. i. 6.
The Gentiles shall come to thy light, and Kings to the brightness of thy rising.-

All they from Sheba shall come: they shall bring gold and incense ; and they
shall shew forth the praises of the LORD.Isaiah lx. 3-6.



ND Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of
the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city

of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David,) to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. And so it was, that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. And she brought • forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about


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