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The Gospel according to ST. MATTHEW.
Abraham to David are fourteen
Jesus Christ, the son of Da- Babylon are fourteen genera. vid, the son of Abraham. tions; and from the carrying
2 Abraham begat Isaac; and away into Babylon unto Christ Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob are fourteen generations, begat Judas and his brethren; 18 Now the birth of Jesus 3 And Judas begat Phares and Christ was on this wise: When Zara of Thamar; and Phares as his mother Mary was espousbegat Esrom; and Esrom begat ed to Joseph, before they camo Arami
together, she was found with 4 And Aram begat Aminadab; child of the Holy Ghost. and Aminadab begat Naasson; 19 Then Joseph her husband, and Naasson begat Salmon; being a just man, and not will 6 And Salmon begat Booz of ing to make her a public examRachab; and Booz begat Obed ple, was minded to put her of Ruth, and Obed begat Jesse: away privily:
6 And Jesse begat David the 20 But while he thought on king; and David the king begat these things, behold, the angel Solomon of her that had been of the Lord appeared unto him the wife of Urias;
in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; son of David, fear not to take and Roboam begat Abia; and unto thee Mary thy wife : for Abia begat Asa;
that which is conceived in her 9 And Asa begat Josaphat; and is of the Holy Ghost. Josaphat begat Joram; and Jo 21 And she shall bring forth a ram begat Ozias ;
son, and thou shalt call his namo 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; JESUS: for he shall save his and Joatham begat Achaz; and people from their sins. Achaz begat Ezekias;
22 Now all this was done, that 10 And Ezekias begat Manas- it might be fulfilled which was ses; and Manasses begat Amon; spoken of the Lord by the proand Amon begat Josias;
phct, saying, 11 And Josias begat Jechonias 23 Bchold, a virgin shall be and his brethren, about the time with child, and shall bring forth they were carried away to Bab- a son, and they shall call his ylon:
name Emmanuel, which being 12 And after they were brought interpreted is, God with us. to Babylon, Jechonias begat 24 Then Joseph being raised Salathiel; and Salathiel begat from sleep did as the angel of Zorobabel;
the Lord had bidden him, and 13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; took unto him his wife: and Abiud begat Eliakim; and 25 And knew her not till she Eliakim begat Azor;
had brought forth her firstborn 11 And Azor begat Sadoc; and son: and he called his name Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim JESUS. begat Eliud;
CHAPTER 11. 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; The wise men scorship Christ.
TOW begat Jacob;
in Bethlehem of Judea 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the days of Herod the king, bethe husband of Mary, of whon hold, there came wiso men from was born Jesus, who is called the cast to Jerusalem, Christ.
2 Saying, Where is he that is 17 So all the generations from born King of the Jews? for we
The wise men.
The preaching of have seen his star in the east, 14 When he arose, he took the and are come to worship him. young child and his mother by 3 When Herod the king had night,
and departed into Egypt: heard these things, he was troub 15 And was there until the led, and all Jerusalem with him. death of Herod : that it might
4 And when he had gathered be fulfilled which was spoken
16 Then Herod, when he saw 5 And they said unto him, In that he was mocked of the wise Bethlehem of Judea; for thus men, was exceeding wroth, and it is written by the prophet, sent forth, and slew all the chil.
6 And thou Bethlehem, in the dren that were in Bethlehem, land of Judah, art not the least and in all the coasts thereof, among the princes of Judah: from two years old and under, for out of thee shall come a according to the time which he Governor, that shall rule my had diligently inquired of the people Israel.
wise men. 7 Then Herod, when he had 17 Then was fulfilled that privily called the wise men, in which was spoken by Jeremy quired of them diligently what the prophet, saying, time the star appeared.
18 In Ramah was there a voice 8 And he sent them to Bethle- heard, lamentation, and weephem, and said, Go and search ing, and great mourning, Ra. diligen:ly for the young child;chel weeping for her children, and when ye have found him, and would not be comforted, bring me word again, that I may because they are not. come and worship him also.
19 T But when Herod was 9 When they had heard the dead, behold, an angel of the king, they departed; and, lo, the Lord appeareth in a dream to star, which they saw in the east, Joseph in Egypt, went before them, till it came 20 Saying, Arise, and take the and stood over where the young young child and his
mother, and child was.
go into the land of Israel for 10 When they saw the star, they are dead which sought the they rejoiced with exceeding young child's life. great joy.
21 And he arose, and took the 11 And when they were come young child and his mother, and into the house, they saw tho came into the land of Israel. young child with Mary his 22 But when he heard that mother, and fell down, and wor- Archelaus did reign in Judea shipped him: and when they in the room of his father Herod, had opened theirtreasurcs,they he was afraid to go thither: not presented unto him çilts; cold, withstanding, being warned of and frankincense, and myrrh. God in a dream, he turned aside 12 And being warned of God into the parts of Galilee : in a dream that they should not 23 And he came and dwelt in return to IIerod, they departed a city called
Nazareth: that it into their own country another might be fulfilled which was way.
spoken by, the prophets, He 13 | And wlien they were de shall be called a Nazarene, parted, behold, l'he angel of the
CHAPTER II Lord appeareth to Joseph in a The preaching of Jolin the Baptist. dream, saying, Arise, and take those days came John the the young child and his mother, Baptist, preaching in the and flee into Egypt, and be thou wilderness of Judea, there until I bring thee word: .2And saying, Repent ye: for the for Herod will seek the young kingdom of heaven is at hand. child to destroy him.
3 For this is he that was spo
John the Baptist. 'ST. MATTHEW. Christ's temptation Ken of by the prophet Esaias, | out of the water: and, lo, the saying, The voice of one crying heavens were opened unto him. in the wilderness, Prepare ye and he saw the Spirit of God dethe way of the Lord, make his scending like a dove, and lightpaths straight.
ing upon him: 4 And the same John had his 17 And lo a voice from heaven, raiment of camel's hair, and a saying. This is my beloved Son, leathern girdle about his loins; in whom I am well pleased. and his meat was locusts and
CHAPTER IV. wild honey.
The temptation of Christ. salem, and all Judea, and all the
Spirit into the wilder region round about Jordan, ness to be tempted of the devil. 6 And were baptized of him 2 And when he had fasted forty in Jordan, confessing their sins. days and forty nights, he was 7 But when he saw many of afterward ahungered. the Pharisees and Sadducees 3 And when the tempter came come to his baptism, he said un- to him, he said. If thou be the to them, O generation of vipers, Son of God,command that these who hath warned you to flee stones be made bread. from tire wrath to come!
4 But he answered and said, It 8 Bring forth therefore fruits is written, Man shall not live meet for repentance:
by bread alone, but by every 9 And think not to say within word that proceedeth out of the yourselves. We have Abraham mouth of God. to our father: for I say unto 5 Then the devil taketh him
up you, that God is able of these into the holy city, and setteth stones to raise up children unto him on a pinnacle of the temple. Abraham.
6 And saith unto him, If thou 10 And now also the axe is laid be the Son of God,
cast thyself anto the root of the trees: there- down: for it is written, He shall fore every tree which bringeth give his angels charge concernpot forth good fruit is hewning thee: and in their hands down, and cast into the fire. they shall bear thee up, lest at 11 I indeed baptize you with any time thou dash thy foot water unto repentance: but he against a stone. that cometh after me is mightier 7 Jesus said unto him, It is writthan I, whose shoes I am not ten again, Thou shalt not tempt worthy to bear he shall bap- the Lord thy God. tize you with the Holy Ghost, 8 Again, the devil taketh him and soith fire:
up into an exceeding high 12 Whose fan is in his hand, mountain, and sheweth him all! and he will thoroughly purge the kingdoms of the world, and his floor, and gather his wheat the glory of them; into the garner; but he will 9 And saith unto him, All these burn up the chaff with un- things will I give thee, if thou quenchable fire.
wilt tall down and worship ine. 13 T Then cometh Jesus from 10 Then saith Jesus unto him. Galilee to Jordan unto John, to Get thee hence, Satan: for it is be baptized of him.
written, Thou shalt worship 14 But John forbade him, say- the Lord thy God, and him only ing, I have need to be baptized shalt thou serye. of thee, and comest thou to me! 11 Then the devil leaveth him, 15 And Jesus answering said and, behold, angels came and unto him, Suffer
it to be so now: ministered unto him. for thus it becometh us to fulfil 12 9 Now when Jesus had heard all righteousness. Then he suf. that John was cast into prison. fered him.
he departed into Galilee; 16 And Jesus, when he was 13 And leaving Nazareth, he baptized, went up straightway I came and dwelt in Capernaum