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12 And this shall be a sign | as it was told unto them. unto you: Ye shall find the 21 9 And when eight days babe wrapped in swaddling were accomplished for the clothes, lying in a manger. circumcising of the child, his

13 And suddenly there was name was called JESUS, with the angel a multitude which was so named of the of the heavenly host praising angel before he was conGod, and saying,

ceived in the womb. 14 Glory to God in the 22 And when the days of higheft, and on earth peace, her purification according to good-will toward men. the law of Moses were ac.

15 And it came to pass, as complished, they brought him the angels were gone away to Jerusalem, to present him from them into heaven, the to the Lord; shepherds 'faid one to an- 23 As it is written in the other, Let us now go even law of the Lord, Every male unto Bethlehem, and see this that openeth the womb shall thing which is come to pass, be called holy to the Lord; which the Lord hath made 24. And to offer a sacrifice, known unto us.

according to that which is 16 And they came with said in the law of the Lord, haste, and found Mary and A pair of turtle-doves, or two Joseph, and the babe lying young pigeons. in a manger.

25 And, behold, there was 17 And when they had a man in Jerusalem whose feen it, they made known name was Simeon; and the abroad the faying which was fame man was just and detold them concerning this vout, waiting for the consochild.

lation of Israel; and the Holy 18 And all they that heard Ghost was upon him. it wondered at those things 26 And it was revealed which were told them by the. unto him by the Holy Ghost, shepherds.

that he should not see death 19 But Mary kept all these before he had seen the Lord's things, and pendered themi Christ. in her heart.

27 And he came by the 20. And the thepherds re-Spirit into the temple. And eurned, glorifying and prais- when the parents brought in ing God for all the things the child Jesus, to do for him that they had heard and seen, after the custom of the law,

28 Then

28 Then took he him up God with fastings and prayin his arms, and blessed God, ers night and day. and said,

38 And she coming in that 29 Lord, now lettest thou instant gave thanks likewise thy servant depart in peace, unto the Lord, and spake of according to thy word: him to all them that looked

30 For mine eyes have for redemption in Jerusalem. seen thy falvation,

39 And when they had 31 Which thou hast pre- performed all things, accordpared before the face of all ing to the law of the Lord, people ;

they returned into Galilee, 32 A light to lighten the to their own city Nazareth. Gentiles, and the glory of thy 40 And the child grew and people Ifrael.

waxed strong in spirit, filled 33 And Jofeph and his with wisdom: and the grace mother marvelled at those of God was upon him. things which were spoken of 41 Now his parents went him.

to Jerusalem every year at 34 And Simeon blessed the feast of the passover. them, and said unto Mary 42

And when he was twelve his mother, Behold, this child years old, they went up to Jeis set for the fall and rising rusalem; after the custom of again of many in Ifrael; and the feast. for a sign which shall be 43 And when they had fulspoken against;

filled the days, as they re35 (Yea, a sword fhall turned, the child Jesus tárried pierce through thy, own soul behind in Jerusalem; and Joalso,) that the thoughts of feph and his mother knew many hearts may be revealed. not of it.

36 And there was 44 But they supposing him Anna a, prophetess,

the to have been in the company, daughter of Phanuel, of the went a day's journey; and tribe of Afer ; she was of a they fought him among their great age, and had lived kinsfolk and acquaintance. with an husband seven years 45 And when they found from her virginity;

him not, they turned back. 37 And she was a widow again to Jerusalem seeking of about fourscore and four him. years, which departed not 46 And it came to pass, from the temple, but ferved that after three days they



ye go out

found him in the temple, Take nothing for your jourfitting in the midst of the ney, neither staves, nor fcrip, doctors, both hearing them, neither bread, neither moand asking them questions. ney; neither have two coats

47 And all that heard him apiece. were astonished at his under- 4 And whatsoever houfe ye standing and answers. enter into, there abide, and · 48 And when they saw him thence depart. they were amazed.' And his 5 And whosoever will not mother said unto him, Son, receive you,

when why halt thou thus dealt with of that city, shake off the us? behold, thy father and I very duft from your feet for have fought thee forrowing. a testimony against them.

49 And he said unto them, 6 And they departed and How is it that ye sought me? went through the towns, wist ye not that I must be preaching the gofpel, and about my Father's business? healing every where.

50 And they understood 79 Now Herod the te. not the saying which he spake trarch heard of all that was unto them.

done by him: and he was 51 And he went down with perplexed, because that it them, and came to Nazareth, was faid of some, that John and was subject unto them. was risen from the dead; But his mother kept all these 8 And of fome, that Elias fayings in her heart. had appeared ; and of others,

52 And Jesus increased in that one of the old prophets wisdom and stature, and in was risen again. favour with God and man. 9 And Herod faid, John

have I beheaded : but who is

this of whom I hear fuch CHAP. IX.

things? And he desired to HEN he called his fee him.

twelve difciples toge- 10 And the apostles, when ther, and gave them power they were returned, told him and authority over all devils, all that they had done. And and to cure diseases. he took them, and went afide

2 And he sent them to privately into a desert place, preach the kingdom of God, belonging to the city called and to heal the sick.

Bethsaida. 3 And he said unto them, 11 And the people, when



they knew it, followed him: | disciples were with him: and and he received them, and he asked them, saying, Whom spake unto them of the king- say the people that I am? dom of God, and healed them 19 They answering said, that had need of healing. John the Baptist : but some

12 And when the day be- Jay, Elias; and others say, gan to wear away, then came that one of the old prophets the twelve, and said unto is risen again. him, Send the multitude 20 He said unto them, But away, that they may go into whom say ye that I am ? the towns and country round Peter answering said, The about, and lodge, and get Christ of God. victuals : for we are here in 21 And he straitly charged a desert place.

them and commanded them 13 But he said unto them, to tell no man that thing; Give ye them to eat. And 22 Saying, The Son of they faid, We have no more man must suffer many things, but five loaves and two fishes; and be rejected of the elders except we should go and buy and chief priests and scribes, meat for all this people. and be fain, and be raised

14 For they were about the third day. five thousand men. And he 23 And he said to them all, said to his disciples, Make If any man will come after them sit down by fifties in a me, let him deny himself, and company.

take up his cross daily, and 15 And they did so, and follow me. made them all sit down. 24 For whosoever will

16 Then he took the five save his life, shall lose it : loaves and the two fishes, and but whosoever will lose his looking up to heaven, he life for my fake, the fame blessed them, and brake, and shall save it. gave to the disciples to set 25 For what is a man adbefore the multitude. vantaged, if he gain the

17 And they did eat, and whole world, and lose himwere all filled: and there was felf, or be cast away? taken up of fragments that 26 For whosoever shall be remained to them twelve ashamed of me, and of my baskets.

words, of him shall the Son 18 q And it came to pass, of man be ashamed, when he as he wagtalone praying, his thall come in his own glory,


and in his Father's, and of shadowed them : and they the holy angels.

feared as they entered into 27 But I tell you of a the cloud. truth, there be fome stand

35 And there came a voice ing here which shall not taste out of the cloud, saying, This of death till they see the king- is my beloved Son: hear him. dom of God.

36 And when the voice 28. And it came to pass was past, Jesus was found about an eight days after alone. And they kept it these sayings, he took Peter, close, and told no man in and: John, and James, and those days any of those things went up into a mountain to which they had seen. pray.

37 9 And it came to pass, 29 And as he prayed, the that on the next day, when fashion of his countenance they were come down from was altered, and his raiment the hill, much people met was white and gliftering. him.

30 And, behold, there 38 And, behold, a man of talked with him two men, the company cried out, faywhich were Moses and Elias: ing, Master, I beseech thee,

31 Who appeared in glory, look upon my son: for he is and spake of his decease which mine only child: he should accomplish at Je- 39 And, lo, a spirit taketh rusalem.

him, and he suddenly crieth 32 But Peter, and they out; and it teareth him that that were with him, were he foameth again, and bruisheavy with sleep: and when ing him, hardly departeth they were awake, they saw from him. his glory, and the two men 40 And I besought thy that stood with him.

disciples to cast him out; 33 And it came to pass, as and they could not. they departed from him, Pe- 41 And Jesus answering ter said unto Jesus, Master, it said, O faithless and perverle is good for us to be here: and generation, how long shall I let us make three tabernacles, be with you, and suffer you? one for thee, and one for Mo- Bring thy son hither, ses, and one for Elias: no: 42 And as he was yet a knowing what he said.

coming, the devil threw him 34 While he thus fpake, down, and tare him. And there came a cloud and over- Jesus rebuked the unclean


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