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shall be born of thee, shall be called the Son of God.

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a de-
cree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. (And
this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. And Jo-
seph 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 tliere, the days were ac-
complished 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 countrv shepherds abiding in the field,
keeping watch over their fiock by night. And lo, the angel of the
Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round
aljout them; and they were sore afi-aid. And the angel said unto
tlicm, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy,
which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in
the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

Now when Jesus was born in Bethleliem of Judea in tlie days
of Henid the king, lii-liold, there came wise men from the east to
Jerusah-m, sayiiii,', Where is he that is born Kinu- of the .lews? for
we have seen his star in the east, and are come to tDOloljip l)iin.

Wh'Mi HiTod the king had lieard these things, he was trou-
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the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of
them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In
Bethlehem of Judea : for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou
Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes
of Juda : for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my
people Israel.

Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, in-
quired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he
sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go, and search diligently for the
young child ; and when ye have found him, bring me word again,

t\)at 3 mag come anb tnorsljip l)im 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 over where the
young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with ex-
ceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they
saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and
tt)Otsi)ipf)cb l)itn : and when they had opened their treasures, they
presented unto him gifts ; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ the Son of God :
as it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my messenger before
thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee : the voice of one
crying in the wilderness. Prepare ye the way of i\)t iLorb, make
his paths straight. John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach
the baptism of repentance, for the remission of sins. And there
went out unto him all the land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem,
and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their
sins. And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle
of a skin about his loins ; and he did eat locusts and wild honey ;
and preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me,
the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and un-
loose. I indeed have baptized you with water : but |)C sl)aU bap-
tise SOU toitl) tl)c l)olp (!3liosi.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was (rod. The same was in the beginning with
God. All things were made by him ; and without him was not
anything made that was made. In him was life ; and the life
was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness ; and the
darkness comprehended it not.

There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The
same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men
through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent
to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which light-
eth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and

the world was made by him, and the world knew him not

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld
his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace
and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was



Mark, i. 1-8.



John,,
i. 1-10, 14^5.



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John,
i. 31-34.



Jonn,
i. 43-50.



John,
ii. 18-:^'2.



John,
iii. 9-13.



John, iii. IG,



lie of whom I spake, He that cometh after me, is preferred before
me; for he was before me.

And I knew him not : but that he should be made manifest
to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John
bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a
dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not : but he that
sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom
thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on him, the
same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw and
bare record that this is the Son of God.

The day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and find-
eth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of
Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathan-
ael, and saith unto him, We have found him of whom Moses in the
law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Jo-
seph. And Nathanael said unto him. Can there any good thing
come out of Nazareth ? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.
Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, and saith of him. Behold an
Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile ! Nathanael saith unto liim,
Whence knowest thou me ? Jesus answered and said unto him,
I>efore that Philip called thee, when thou was under the fig-tree,
3 SHU) tl)CC. Nathanael answered and saith unto him. Rabbi, thou
art the Son of God ; thou art the King of Israel. Jesus answei-ed
and said unto him, Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the
fig-tree, believest thou ? thou shalt see greater things than tliese.

Then answered the Jews, and said unto him. What sign shew-
est tliou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things ? Jesus an-
swered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days
3 will raise it up. Then said the Jews, I-'\)rty and six years was
this temple in building, atid wilt thou rear it up in three days?
l^ut he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was
risen from the dead, his discij)les remembered that he had said this
unto them : and they believed the scripture, anb tl)C ttiorb tuljicl)
iJcsus l}ab saib.

Nicodemus answered and said unto him, How can these things
be ? Jesus answered and said unto him. Art thou a master of Is-
rael, and knowest not these things ? Verily, verily, I say unto
thee. We speak that we do know, and testify that we liave seen ;
and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things,
and ye believe not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly
things? And no man hath ascended up to ht-aven, l)ut he that
came down from heaven, even the Son <A' man U)l)icl) is in IjCtUUMl.

God so loved the world, that he gaoc l)is ouln begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him, shouM not perish, but have ever-
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There arose a question between some of John's disciples and
the Jews about purifying. And they came unto John, and said
luito him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom
thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come
to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, ex-
cept it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness,
that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him.
He that hath the bride, is the bridegroom : but the friend of the
bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly, be-
cause of the bridegroom's voice : this my joy therefore is fulfilled.
He must increase, but I must decrease, ^c tl)at COlttCtl) front
abooc is abooc all : he that is of the earth is earthly, and speak-
eth of the earth : he that cometh from heaven is above all.

And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean
spirit ; and he cried out, saying. Let us alone ; what have we to do
with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? art thou come to destroy us ?
I know thee who thou art, the j^olg UDltC of God. And Jesus re-
buked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him.



viour.



[I am the Lord thy God, the ijolg ®nc of Israel, thy Sa-

\:

I am the Lord, your j^olg (!$nc, the Creator of Israel, your
King.

As for our Redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the ^olg
©nc of Israel.

Thus saith the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, and his ^olg
®nc, to him whom man despiseth, to him whom the nation abhor-
reth, to a servant of rulers, Kings shall see and arise, princes also
shall worship, because of the Lord that is faithful, and the j^oi'Q
®nc of Israel, and he shall choose thee.

The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of
our fathers, hath glorified his Son Jesus ; whom ye delivered up,
and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined
to let him go. But ye denied the jl^oln ©lie and the Just, and
desired a murderer to be granted unto you.

And behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what
good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life ? And he said
unto him,"Why callest thou me good ? tl)ere is ttOltC QOOli bUt

one, tljat is, (5ob.]

When the even was come, they bi'ought unto him many that
were possessed with devils : and he cast out the spirits toitl) l)is
tDOtb, and healed all that were sick.

Therefore did the Jews persecute Jesus, and sought to slay
him, because he had done these things on the Sabbath-day. But
Jesus answered them, My Father worketh hitherto, and I work.
Therefore the Jews sought the more to kill him, because he not only



John,
iii. 25-31.



Mark,
i. 23-25.



Is. xliii. 3.
Is. xliii. 15.
Is. xlvii. 4.
Is. xlix. 7.



Acts,
iii. 13, 14.



Matthew,
xix. 16, 17.



Matt. viii. 16.



John,
V. 16, 17, 18.



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John,
V. 21-iJ3.



Is xlii. 8.



John,
V. 25, 26.



Matthew,
xii. 1-8.



Matt. xi. 27.



I>ukr,
xi. 14-20.



Mnrk,
V. I-IO.



had broken the Sabbath, but said also that God was his Father,
making himself equal with God.

As the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them ; even
so the Son quickeneth whom he will. For the Father judgeth no
man; but hath committed all judgment unto the Son: that all

men should jjonour t\]c Sott, cvcn as tl)C2 Ijonour tl)c i'atljcr.

[I am the Lord : that is my name : and ntjl glorn U)iU 3 not
gitJC to anotl)cr, neither my praise to graven images. J

Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now
is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God : and
they that hear shall live. For as the Father IjatI) life ill l)imself,
so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself.

At tliat time Jesus went on the Sabbathday through the corn,
and his disciples were an hungered, and began to pluck the ears of
corn, and to eat. But when the Pharisees saw it, they said unto
him, Behold, thy disciples do that which is not lawful to do upon
the Sabbathday. But he said unto them, Have ye not read what
David did when he was an hungered, and they that were with him ;
how he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shew-bread,
which was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were
with him, but only for the priests ? Or have ye not read in the
law how that on the Sabbath-days the priests in the temple profane
the Sabbath, and are blameless ? But I say unto you, that in this
place is OUC greater tljan tI]C temple. But if ye had known what
this meaneth, 1 will have mercy, and nut sacrilice, ye would not have
condemned the guiltless. For the Son of man is Corb £VC\l of
tl)e Gabbatl)-ba|}.

No man knoweth the Son, but the Father ; neither knoweth
any man tlie Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever tl)e Goil

tDill rctieal l)im.

And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it
came to pass when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake ; and
the people wondered. But some of them said. He casteth out devils
through ]-5eelzebub the chief of the devils. And others, tempting
him, sought of him a sign from lieaven. But he, knowing their
thoughts, said unto them. Every kingdom divided against itself is
brougiit to desolation ; and a house divided against a house falietli.
If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall liis kingdom
stand • because yp. say that I cast out devils through liJeolzebub.
And if I by lieelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast
them out? therefore shall they be your judges. But if I U)it!) tl)C
finger of (^ob cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is
conit; upon you.

And they came over unto the other side of the sea, into the
country of the Gadarenes. And when he was come out of the shiji,
immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean



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spirit, who had his dwelling among the tombs ; and no man could
bind him, no, not with chains; because that he had been often
bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been plucked
asunder by him, and the fetters broken in pieces ; neither could any
man tame him. And always, night and day, he was in the moun-
tains, and in the tombs, crying, and cutting himself with stones.
But when he saw Jesus afar off, he ran and IBOrsllipiJCb l)iltt,
and cried with a loud voice, and said, AVhat have I to do with
thee, Jesus, thou Son of the Most High God ? I adjure thee by
God, that thou torment me not. For he said unto him. Come
out of the man, thou unclean spirit. And he asked him. What
is thy name ? And he answered, saying. My name is Legion : for
we are many. And he besought him much that he would not
send them away out of the country.

He that loveth father or mother more than ttte,,is not worthy
of me : and he that loveth son or daughter more than me, is not
worthy of me.

And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a
ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the



multitudes



away,



And when had sent the multitudes



away.



he



went up into a mountain apart to pray : and when the evening was
come, he was there alone. But the ship was now in the midst of
the sea, tossed with waves : for the wind was contrary. And in
the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on
the sea. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying. It is a spirit ; and they cried out for
fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying. Be of good
cheer ; it is I ; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said.
Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And
he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship,
he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind
boisterous, he was afraid ; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying.
Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand,
and caught him, and said unto him, thou of little faith, where-
fore didst thou doubt ? And when they were come into the ship,
the wind ceased. Then they that were in the ship came and
U)Orsl)i|)|)cb l)im, saying. Of a truth thou art the Son of God.

They said unto him, What sign shewest thou then, that we
may see, and believe thee ? what dost thou work ? Our fathers
did eat manna in the desert ; as it is written, He gave them bread
from heaven to eat. Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I
say unto you, Moses gave you not that bread from heaven ; but my
Father giveth you the true breail fnnu heaven. For the bread of
God is he which coittctl) boUJU from licaucit, and giveth life

unto the world I came iiotDU from l)caucn, not

to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me

The Jews then murmured at him, because he said, I am the bread



Matt. X. 37.



Matthew,
xiv. 22-33.



John,
vi. 30-33, 38,
41-44, 5S-69.



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Tiike,
ix. ii8-3(j.



Matthew,
xvi. 13-17.



wliicli came down from heaven. And they said, Is not this Jesus
the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know ? how is it
then that he saith, I came down from heaven ? Jesus therefore
answered and said unto them, Murmur not among 3-ourselves. No
man can come to me, excejit the Father which liuth sent me draw

him : and jl will raise him up at the last day This

is that bread which ctimc botDlt from llcatJClt ; not as your fe-
thers did eat raanna, and are dead ; he that eateth of this bread
shall live forever. These things said he in the synagogue, as he
taught in Caix?rnaum. Many therefore of his disciples, when they
had heard this, said. This is an hard saying ; who can hear it 1
When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he
said unto them, Doth this offend you ? What and if ye shall see
the Son of man ascend up Bol)cre l)C tDiTS bcforc ? It is tlie spirit
that quiekeneth ; the flesh profiteth nothing : the words that I
speak unto you, they are spirit and they are life. But there are
some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning
who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And
he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, ex-
cept it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of
his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. Then said
Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away ? Then Simon Peter
answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go ? thou hast the words
of eternal life. Anil we believe and are sure that thou art tljut

Qlbrist, tl)c Son of tijc Uoing (Sob.

And it came to pass about an eight days after these sayings, he
took Peter, and John, and James, and went up into a mountain to
pray. And as he prayed, the fashion of his countenance was al-
tered, and his raiment was white and glistering. And behold, there
talked with him two men, which were Moses and Elias : who ap-
peared in glory, and spake of his decease which he should accom-
plish at Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were
heavy with sleep : and when they were awake, they saw his glory,
and the two men that stood \vith him. And it came to pass, as
they departed from him, Peter said unto Jesus, Master, it is good for
us to be here : and let us make three tabernacles : one for thee,
and one for Moses, and one for Elias : not knowing what he said.
While he thus spake, there came a cloud and overshadowed them :
and they feared as they entered into the cloud. And there came
a voice out of the cloud, saying, This is my beloved Son : hear
him. And when the voice was past, Jesus was found alone. And
tht-y kt']»t it close, and told no man in those days any of tliose
things which they had seen.

When Jesus came into the coasts of Ciesarea Philippi, he
a.skod his di-scijiles, saying. Whom do men say that I, the Son of
man, am ? And they said, Some say that thou art John the I'.ip-
tist : some, Eli;us ; and others, Jcremias, or one of the prophets, lie



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saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am ? And Simon Peter
answered and said, Thou art tl]C QTIirist, tl)C SoU of tl)e liuiug
(J5>ob. And Jesus answered and said unto iiim, iJlessed art tliou,
Simon Bar-jona : for flcsl) lUlb bloob l)atl) not rcuculcb it ItlltO
tljC^t but my Father which is in heaven.

The Son of man shall come in tl)C glorgof l)is £'al[)CX, with
his angels ; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Whosoever shall be ashamed of me, and of my words, of him
shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in l)is Oton
jglorg, and in l)is i^atl)Cr's, and of the holy angels.

Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on
earth, as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for
them of my Fatlier which is in heaven. For where two or three
are gathered together in my name, tl)ere Um 3 i'l the midst of them.

Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he whom
they seek to kill ? But lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say no-
thing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very
Christ? Howbeit, we know this man, whence he is: but tDl)cn

(jlljnst comctl), no man knotoctl) tol)cncc l)c is. Then cried

Jesus in the temjjle, as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and
ye know whence I am : and I am not come of myself, but he that
sent me is true, whom ye know not. But I know him ; for I am
from him, and he hath sent me. Then they sought to take him :
but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come.

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of
the world : he that followeth me shall not Avalk in darkness, but
shall have the lio-ht of life. The Pharisees therefore said unto him,
Thou bearest record of thyself ; thy record is not true. Jesus an-
swered and said unto them. Though I bear record of myself, yet
my record is true : for I know whence I came, and whither I go ;
but ye cannot tell whence I come, and whither I go. Ye judge
after the llesh, I judge no man. And yet if I judge, my
judgment is true : for I am not alone, but I and the Father that
sent me. It is also written in your law, that the testimony of two
men is true. I am one that bear witness of myself; and the Fa-
ther that sent me, beareth witness of me. Then said they unto him.
Where is thy Father i Jesus answered. Ye neither know me nor

my Father: 'if nc Ijub knoton mc, nc sl)oulb l)iuic knoton mg
i*atl)cr also.

These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the
temple : and no man laid hands on him, for his hour was not yet
come. Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye
shall seek me, and shall die in your sins ; whither I go, ye cannot
come. Then said the Jews, Will he kill himself? because he saith.
Whither I go, ye cannot come. And he said unto them. Ye are
from beneath ; I am from above : ye are of this world ; I am not



Ma'.t. XTi. 27.



Luke, ix. 20.



Mallhew,
xviii. 19, 20.



John,
vii. 25-30.



Jdlin,

viii. 12-25.



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.lohn,
viii. 41, 42.



John,



-59.



Luke,
X. 1, 17-13.



Luke, X. 22.



Jdlin,
Ix. 13, 30-30,



of this world. I said therefore unto you, that ye shall die in your
sins: for if ye believe not tl)at 3 am l)C, ye shall die in your sins.
Then said they unto him, Who art thou ? And Jesus saith unto

them, (Irucn tl)c same tijat J saib unto gou from tl)c beginning.

Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to him, We
be not born of fornication ; we have one Father, even God. Jesus
said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me : for I
proceeded forth and came from God ; neither came I of myself, but
he sent me.

Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a
devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets ; and thou sayest, If a
man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Art thou
greater than our father Abraham, which is dead ? and the i)rophets
are dead : whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered. If I honour
myself, my honour is nothing : it is my Father that hontjureth me,
of whom ye say, that he is your God. Yet ye have not known
him ; but I know him : and if I should say, I know him not, I
shall be a liar like unto you : but I know him, and keep his saying.
Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day : and he saw it, and
was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty
years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? Jesus said tmto them.
Verily, verily, I say unto you. Before Abraham was, 3 am. Then
took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and
went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so
passed by.

After these things, the Lord appointed other seventy also, and
sent them two and two before his face into every city and place,

whither he himself would come And the seventy

returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject
unto us tijrongi) tl)T) name. And he said unto them. I belield
Satan as lightning fall from heaven. Behold, JJ gioc mito you
power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power
of the enemy : and nothing shall by any means hurt you.

All thinirs are delivered to me of my Father : and no man



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