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THE GOSPEL according to ST. MATTHEW.

ƒ CHAP. I.
HE book of the genera-

Ttion of Jesus Christ, the

son of David, the son of Abraham.

2 Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren; 3 And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom, and Esrom begat Aram;

Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim;and Eliakim begat Azor; 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;

15 AndEliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

4 And Aram begat Amina- 17 So all the generations dab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon;

5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab;and Booz begatObed of Ruth;andObed begatJesse; 6 And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias;

from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

t 18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When 7 And Solomon begat Ro- as his mother Mary was esboam; and Roboam begat poused to Joseph, before they Abia; and Abia begat Asa; came together, she was found 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; with child of the Holy Ghost. and Josaphat begat Joram; c19 Then Joseph her busand Joram begat Ozias; band, being a just man, and 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; not willing to make her a and Joatham begat Achaz; publick example, was mindand Achaz begat Ezekias; ed to put her away privily. 10 And Ezekias begat Ma-v 20 But while he thought on nasses; and Manasses begat these things, behold, the anAmon;and AmonbegatJosias; gel of the LORD appeared g11 And Josias begat Jecho- unto him in a dream, saying, nias and his brethren, about Joseph, thou son of David, the time they were carried fear not to take unto thee away to Babylon: Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost.

f12 And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Sat 21 And she shall bring forth lathiel begat Zorobabel; a son, and thou shalt call his 13 And Zorobabel begat name JESUS: for he shall


Birth of Christ.
save his people from their

a 22 Now all this was done,
that it might be fulfilled
which was spoken of the Lord
by the prophet, saying,

The wise men.


Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. f7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently *23 Behold, a virgin shall be what time the star appeared. with child, and shall bring g 8 And he sent them to forth a son, and they shall Bethlehem, and said, Go and call his name Emmanuel, search diligently for which being interpreted is, young child; and when ye God with us. have found him, bring me f24 Then Joseph being rais- word again, that I may come ed from sleep did as the angel and worship him also. of the Lord had bidden him, m9 When they had heard the and took unto him his wife: king, they departed; and, lo, 25 And knew her not till she the star, which they saw in had brought forth her first- the east, went before them, born son: and he called his till it came and stood over name JESUS. where the young child was.

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Nin Bethlehem of Judea

OW when Jesus was born

in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, f2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding

great joy.

f11 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 presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. v 12And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they de4 And when he had gather-parted into their own country ed all the chief priests and another way.

3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

scribes of the people to-v 13 And when they were degether, he demanded of them parted, behold, the angel of where Christ should be born. the Lord appeareth to Joseph g 5 And they said unto him, in a dream, saying, Arise, and In Bethlehem of Judea: for take the young child and his thus it is written by the pro-mother, and flee into Egypt, phet, and be thou there until Í a6 And thou Bethlehem, in bring thee word: for Herod the land of Juda, art not the will seek the young child to


Herod's cruelty. John's preaching. g 14 When he arose, he took in the room of his father the young child and his mo- Herod, he was afraid to go ther by night, and departed thither: notwithstanding, be into Egypt: ing warned of God in a dream, he turned aside into the parts of Galilee: a 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. CHAP. III.

a 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.

s 16 ¶ Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding those days came John the wroth, and sent forth, and Baptist, preaching in the slew all the children that wilderness of Judea,

were in Bethlehem, and in d 2 And saying, Repent ye: all the coasts thereof, from for the kingdom of heaven two years old and under, ac- is at hand.

cording to the time which he a 3 For this is he that was had diligently enquired of spoken of by the prophet the wise men Esaias, saying, The voice of

a 17 Then was fulfilled that one crying in the wilderness, which was spoken by Jeremy Prepare ye the way of the the prophet, saying, Lord,make hispaths straight. g 18 In Rama was there a f4 And the same John had voice heard, lamentation,and his raiment of camel's hair, weeping, and great mourn- and a leathern girdle about ing, Rachel weeping for her his loins; and his meat was children, and would not be locusts and wild honey. comforted, because they are g 5 Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judea, and all the region round about Jordan,


v 19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

6 And were baptized of him in Jordan, confessing their sins.

20 Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his t 7 But when he saw many mother, and go into the land of the Pharisees and Sadduof Israel: for they are dead cees come to his baptism, he which sought the young said unto them, O generation child's life. of vipers, who hath warned f21 And he arose, and took you to flee from the wrath to the young child and his come?

mother, and came into the d8 Bring forth therefore land of Israel. fruits meet for repentance: g 22 But when he heard that t 9 And think not to say Archelaus did reign in Judeal within yourselves, We have


Christ baptized:
Abraham to our father: for

his temptation.

f CHAP. IV. HEN was Jesus led up of

I say unto you, that God is the spirit into the wilder

able of these stones to raise
up children unto Abraham.
10 And now also the ax is
aid unto the root of the trees:
therefore every tree which
bringeth not forth good fruit
is hewn down, and cast into
the fire.

t 11 I indeed baptize you
with water unto repentance:
but he that cometh after me
1s mightier than I, whose
shoes I am not worthyto bear:
he shall baptize you with the
Holy Ghost, and with fire:
t 12 Whose fan is in his hand,
and he will throughly purge
his floor, and gather hiswheat
into the garner; but he will
burn up the chaff with un-
quenchable fire.

g 13 Then cometh Jesus
from Galilee to Jordan unto
John, to be baptized of him.
f14 But John forbad him,say-
ing, I have need to be baptiz-
ed of thee, and comest thou
to me?

ness to be tempted of the devil.

m2 And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

f3 And when the tempter
came to him, he said, If
thou be the Son of God, com-
mand that these stones be
made bread.

d 4 But he answered and said,
It is written, Man shall not
live by bread alone, but by
every word that proceedeth
out of the mouth of God.
f5 Then the devil taketh
him up into the holy city,
and setteth him on a pinna-
cle of the temple,

6 And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou d15 And Jesus answering said dash thy foot against a stone, unto him, Suffer it to be sod 7 Jesus said unto him, It is now: for thus it becometh us written again, Thou shalt not to fulfil all righteousness. tempt the Lord thy God. Then he suffered him. f8 Again, the devil taketh m 16 And Jesus, when he was him up into an exceeding baptized, went up straight- high mountain, and sheweth way out of the water: and, lo, him all the kingdoms of the the heavens were opened un- world, and the glory of them; to him, and he saw the Spirit 9 And saith unto him, All of God descending like a these things will I give thee, dove, and lighting upon if thou wilt fall down and him: worship me. m 17 And lo a voice from head 10 Then saith Jesus unto ven, saying, This is my be- him, Get thee hence, Satan: loved Son, in whom I am for it is written, Thou shalt well pleased. worship the Lord thy God,

Calleth his disciples. CHAP. V.

Who are blessed.

left the ship and their father, and followed him.

and him onlyshalt thou serve.1 nets; and he called them. m11 Then the devil leaveth d 22 And they immediately him,and,behold, angels came and ministered unto him. f12 Now when Jesus had heard that John was cast into prison, he departed into Gali

m23 ¶ And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching Iee; the gospel of the kingdom, g 13 And leavingNazareth,he and healing all manner of came and dwelt in Caper- sickness, and all manner of naum, which is upon the sea disease among the people. coast, in the borders of Zabu-h 24 And his fame went lon and Nephthalim: a 14 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying,

15 The land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:

16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up..

d17 From that time, Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

f18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother,casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

throughout all Syria: and
they brought unto him all
sick people that were taken
with divers diseases and tor-
ments, and those which were
possessed with devils, and
those which were lunatick,
andthose that had the palsy;
and he healed them.
f'25 And there followed him
great multitudes of people
from Galilee, and from De-
capolis, and from Jerusalem,
and from Judea, and from
beyond Jordan.


AND seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

2 And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying, b3 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for their's is the kingdom of heaven.

b 4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

d 19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. f20And they straightway left their nets, and followed him. 21 And going on from b5 Blessed are the meek: for thence, he saw other two they shall inherit the earth. brethren, James the son of b 6 Blessed are they which do Zebedee, and John his bro- hunger and thirst after rightther, in a ship with Zebedee cousness: for they shall be their father, mending their filled.

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