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which was the son of Bethlehem.
Seth, which was the Mat, i.
Jon of Adam, which

was the son of God.
the husband of Mary, of whom was born

Jesus, who is called Christ.

So all the generations from Abraham 17.
to David are fourteen generations: and
from David until the carrying away
into Babylon, are fourteen generations :
and from the carrying away into Baby-
lon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

Christ circumcised.


ND when eight days were accom- Luk. ii.

plished for the circumcising of the 21. Child, his name was called Jesus, which was so named of the Angel before he was conceived in the womb.


The coming and departure of the

wise men.

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Ow when Jesus was born in Bethle- 1. Mat. ii.

I. hem of Fudea in the days of Herod the King, behold there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, faying, Where is he that is born King of the 2. Fews ? For we have seen his star in the East, and are come to worship him.




Eethlehem."? When Herod the King had heard these Anno. Mar. ii.

things he was troubled, and all feruja-Arat. I. 3.

lem with him, and when he had gathered all the chief Priests and Scribes of the people together, he demanded of 5. them where Christ should be born. And ." they said unto him in Bethlehem of fu:

dea :: for thus it is written by the Pro,
6. phet (Micah V.2.]. And thou Bethlehem

in the land of Juda, art noi the least áo
mong qut of

the Princes of Fudes
thee shall come a Governour that shall

rule my people Ifrael.

Then Herod when he had privily calld the wise men, enquired of them

diligently what time the star appear'd.
8. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and

faid, Go and search diligently for the
young child, and when

ye have found
Þim bring me word again, that I may
9. come and worship him also. When they

had heard the King, they departed; and
lo, the star which they saw in the east,

went before them, till it came and stood
10. over where the young child was. When

they saw the star they rejoiced with ex11. ceeding great joy. And when they were

come into the house, they saw the young
: child with Mary his mother, and fell

down, and worshipped him: and when
they had opened their treasures, they pre-

sented unto him gifts, gold and frank-
12. incense, and myrrh. And being warn-

ed of God in a dream that they should
not return to Herod, they departed into
their own country another way.


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i Anno.

Ærat. 1.


Luk. ii.
SE Ć T. X.
The presenting of Christ in the Temple.

ND when the days of [Mary's] pu- 22.

rification, according to the Law of Mofes, were accomplished, they brought [Fesus] to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, (as it is written in the Law of 27. the Lord, Every'male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord) and to offer a facrifice according to that 24. which is said in the Law of the Lord, a pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons. And behold there was a man in 2s. Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him. And it 26. was revealed unto him by the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Lord's Christ. And he came 27. by the Spirit into the Temple: and when the Parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for him after the custom of the Law, then took he him up in his arms 28. and blessed God and said,

Lord, now lettest thou thy servant
depart in peace according to thy word.
« For mine eyes have seen thy Salva.

« tion: which thou hast prepared be-
“ fore the face of all people. A light 32.

to lighten the Gentiles, and the gory
“ of thy people Ifrael.



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Temple. And Joseph and his Mother marvelled Anno Luke ii. 33. at those things which were spoken of him. Ætat. I.


And Simeon blessed them, and said unto
Mary his Mother, Behold this child is
set for the fall and rising again of ma-

ny in Israel; and for a sign which shall Spoken against : (yea a sword Shall

peirce thro' thine own foul also) that
the thoughts of many


may vealed.

And there was one Anna a prophetefs, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Afer; she was of a great age, and had

lived with an husband seven years from , her virginity: and she was a widow of about fourfcore and four years: which departed not from the temple, but ferved

God with fastings and prayers night and
38. day; and she coming in at that instant-

gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and
Ipake of him to all them that looked
for redemption in Jerusalem.




Mat, ii.


Joseph's flight with Christ into Egypt.

ND when the [wise men] were de-

parted, behold the Angel of the
Lord appeareth to Jofeph in a dream, say..
ing, Arise, and take the young child and
bis mother, and flee into Egypt, and
be thou there until I bring thee word:

for Herod will seek the young child to 14. ftroy him. When he arose, he took the

young child and his mother by night



and departed into Ægypt; and was there Egypt. Acaca 2. until the death of Herod : that it might 15. Mat. ii,

be fulfilled which was spoken of the
Lord by the Prophet (Hosea xi. 1.] say-
ing, out of Egypt
bave I called




Slaughter of the Infants at Bethlehem. Bethlehem.

T .

Hen Herod when he saw that he was 16.

mocked of the wise men, was ex-
ceeding wrath, and sent forth, and flew
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. Then was fulfilled that 17.
which was spoken by Jeremy the Prophet,
[xxxi, 15.] saying, In Rama was there á 18.
voice heard, lamentation, and weeping,
and great mourning, Rachel weeping for
ber children and would not be comfort-
ed because they are not.

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Return of Joseph from Egypt.

UT when Herod was dead, behold, 19.

an Angel of the Lord appeareth in a
dream to Joseph in Egypt, saying, Arise, 20.
and take the young child and his mother
and go into the Land of Israel, for they
are dead which fought the young child's .
life. And he arose, and took the young an.


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