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LORD AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST.
| THE COMMON ENGLISH VERSION, CORRECTED BY THE FINAL
COMMITTEE OF THE AMERICAN BIBLE UNION.
[Brevier 18mo Edition.
THIS Revised Testament has been prepared under the aus pices of the American Bible Union, by the most competent scholars of the day. No expense has been spared to obtain the oldest translations of the Bible, copies of the ancient manuscripts, and other facilities to make the revision as perfect as possible. · The paragraph form has been adopted in preference to the division by verse, which is a modern mode of division, never used in the ancient scriptures. But, for convenience of reference, the numbers of the verses are retained.
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TESTAMENT. The received Greek text, critically edited, with known errors corrected, must be followed.
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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW.
The geneal. T Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, son of David, son of 1. Abraham. ? Abraham begot Isaac; and Isaac begot Jacob; and Jacob begot Judah and his brothers ; ' and Judah begot Pharez and Zarah, of Tamar; and Pharez begot Hezron ; and Hezron begot Ram ; 4 and Ram begot Amminadab; and Amminadab begot Nahshon; and Nahshon begot Salmon ; 5 and Salmon begot Boaz, of Rahab; and Boaz begot Obed, of Ruth ; and Obed begot Jesse ; 6 and Jesse begot David the king; and David begot Solomon, of the wife of Uriah ; ?and Solomon begot Rehoboam; and Rehoboam begot Abijah; and Abijah begot Asa ; 8 and Asa begot Jehoshaphat; and Jehoshaphat begot Joram ; and Joram begot Uzziah ; "and Uzziah begot Jotham ; and Jotham begot Ahaz; and Ahaz begot Hezekiah; 10 and Hezekiah begot Manasseh ; and Manasseh begot Amon; and Amon begot Josiah ; 11 and Josiah begot Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the removal to Babylon. 12 And after the removal to Babylon, Jeconiah begot Salathiel ; and Salathiel begot Zerubbabel ; 13 and Zerubbabel begot Abiud; and | Abiud begot Eliakim ; and Eliakim begot Azor ; 14 and Azor begot. Zadoek; and Zadock begot Achim; and Achim begot Eliud ; 15 and Eliud begot Eleazar; and Eleazar begot Matthan;
and Matthan begot Jacob; 16 and Jacob begot Joseph the hus band of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
17 All the generations, therefore, from Abraham unto David are fourteen generations; and from David unto the removal to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the removal to Babylon unto the Christ, fourteen generations.
18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was after this manner. His mother Mary having been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found, with child by the Holy Spirit.
19 And Joseph her husband, being just, and not willing to exPertua espose her openly, desired to put her away privately. 20 But
while he thought on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary thy wife ; for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit. 21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus; for he shall save his people from their sins.
22 And all this has come to pass, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying:
23 Behold, the virgin shall be with child,
And shall bring forth a son, -1 | Brian And they shall call his name Immanuel ;
which is interpreted, God with us.
24 And Joseph, awaking from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord bade him, and took to him his wife ; 25 and he knew her not till she brought forth a son; and he called his name Jesus.
TT AND Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judæa. 11. in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 saying: Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we saw his star in the east, and came to do him homage. 3 And the king, Herod, hearing it, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 And having
V. 19. In some ancient copies : to make her an example
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Who shall rule my people Israel. . Leen ? Then Herod, having secretly called the wise men, inquired of them exactly the time of the appearing of the star. 8 And Link he sent them to Bethlehem, and said: Go and inquire strictly $ concerning the child ; and when ye have found him, bring mer word again, that I also may come and do him homage. And they, having heard the king, departed ; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the child was. 10 And seeing the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. 11 And coming into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and did homage to him ; and opening their treasures, they presented to him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned by God in a dream, not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country by another way. We are look
13 And when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appears to Joseph in a dream, saying: Arise, and take the child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there until I bring thee word; for Herod is about to seek the child to destroy him. 14 And he arose and took the child and his mother by night and departed into Egypt, 15 and was there until the death of Herod ; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: Out of Egypt I called my son. A re we have che ceren
16 Then Herod, seeing that he was mocked by the wise men, was exceedingly enraged; and he sent forth, and slew all the male children that were in Bethlehem, and in all its borders, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had exactly learned from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet, saying:
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