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gin not to say within yourselves,
We have Abraham to our father: JOHN'S TESTIMONY OF
for I say unto you, That God is
able of these stones to raise up NOW in the fifteenth year children unto Abraham. of the reign of Tiberius Cesar, 9 And now also the axe is laid Pontius Pilate being governor | unto the root of the trees: every of Judea, and Herod being te tree, therefore, which bringeth trarch of Galilee, and his bro- | not forth good fruit, is hewn ther Philip tetrarch of Iturea down, and cast into the fire. and of the region of Tracho- 10 And the people asked him, nitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch saying, What shall we do then? of Abilene,
11 He answereth, and saith 2 Annas and Caiaphas being unto them, He that hath two the high priests, the word of coats, let him impart to him God came unto John, the son that hath none; and he that of Zacharias, in the wilderness. hath meat, let him do likewise.
3 And he came into all the 12 Then came also publicans country about Jordan, preach- to be baptized, and said unto ing the baptism of repentance, him, Master, what shall we do? for the remission of sins:
13 And he said unto them, 4 As it is written in the book Exact no more than that which of the words of Esaias the pro- is appointed you. phet, saying, The voice of one 14 And the soldiers likewise crying in the wilderness, Pre- demanded of him, saying, And pare ye the way of the Lord, what shall we do? And he said make his paths straight. unto them, Do violence to no
5 Every valley shall be filled, man, neither accuse any falseand every mountain and hill ly; and be content with your shall be brought low; and the wages. crooked shall be made straight; 15 And as the people were in and the rough ways shall be expectation, and all men mused made smooth;
in their hearts of John, whether 6 And all flesh shall see the he were the Christ, or not; salvation of God.
16 John answered, saying un7 Then said he to the multi-to them all, I indeed baptize tude that came forth to be bap- you with water : but one mightized of him, O generation of tier than I cometh, the latchet vipers! who hath warned you to of whose shoes I am not worthy flee from the wrath to come? to unloose : ' he shall baptize
8 Bring forth, therefore, fruits you with the Holy Ghost, and worthy of repentance; and be with fire:
that Jesus also being
17 Whose fan is in his hand, || Esli, which was the son of and he will thoroughly purge Nagge, his floor, and will gather the 26 Which was the son of Mawheat into his garner ; but the ath, which was the son of Matchaff he will burn with fire un- tathias, which was the son of quenchable.
Semei, which was the son of 18 And many other things in Joseph, which was the son of bis exhortation preached he un- Juda, to the people.
27 Which was the son of Jo19 But Herod the tetrarch, be- anna, which was the son of Rheing reproved by him for Hero. sa, which was the son of Zorodias, his brother Philip's wife, babel, which was the son of and for all the evils which Salathiel, which was the son of Herod had done,
Neri, 20 Added yet this above all,
28 Which was the son of Mel. that he shut up John in pri- chi, which was the son of Addi,
which was the son of Cosam, 21 Now, when all the people which was the son of Elmodam,
which was the son of Er,
29 Which was the son of Jose, and praying, the heaven was which was the son of Eliezer, opened :
which was the son of Jorim, 22 And the Holy Ghost de
which was the son of Matthat, scended in a bodily shape, like
which was the son of Levi, a dove, upon him ; and a voice SOWhich was the son of Simeon, came from heaven, which said, which was the son of Juda, which Thou art my beloved Son; in was the son of Joseph, which whom I am well pleased.
was the son of Jonan, which was 23 And Jesus himself began
the son of Eliakim, to be about thirty years of age,
31 Which was the son of Mebeing (as was supposed) the lea, which was the son of Menan, son of Joseph, which was the which was the son of Mattatha, son of Heli,
which was the son of Nathan, 24 Which was the son of Mat- which was the son of David, that, which was the son of Levi, 32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Salmon,
25 Which was the son of Mat- which was the son of Naastathias, which was the son of son, Amos, which was the son of 33 Which was the son of Naum, which was the son of | Aminadab, which was the son
of Aram, which was the son of of the devil: and in those Esrom, which was the son of days he did
days he did eat nothing : Phares, which was the son of and, when they were ended, he Juda,
afterward hungered. 34 Which was the son of Ja
3 And the devil said unto cob, which was the son of Isaac, him, If thou be the Son of God, which was the son of Abraham, command this stone that it be which was the son of Thara, made bread. which was the son of Na- 4 And Jesus answered him, say. chor,
ing, It is written, That man shall 35 Which was the son of Sa- not live by bread alone, but by ruch, which was the son of Ra- every word of God. gau,
which was the son of Pha- 5 And the devil taking him lec, which was the son of He- up into an high mountain, ber, which was the son of shewed unto him all the kingSala,
doms of the world, in a mo36 Which was the son of Cai. ment of time. nan, which was the son of Ar- 6 And the devil said unto him, phaxad, which was the son of All this power will I give thee, Sem, which was the son of and the glory of them : for that Noe, which was the son of La- is delivered unto me; and to mech,
whomsoever I will, I give it.
Thou shalt worship the Lord
cle of the temple, and said unto
him, If thou be the Son of God, CHAP. IV.
cast thyself down from hence:
10 For it is written, He shall CHRIST TEMPTED BY SATAN.
give his angels charge over thee, AND Jesus, being full of to keep thee : the Holy Ghost, returned from 11 And in their hands they Jordan, and was led by the Spi- shall bear thee up, lest at any rit into the wilderness,
time thou dash thy foot against 2 Being forty days tempted a stone.
12 And Jesus, answering, || in the synagogue, were fastened said unto him, It is said, Thou on him. shalt not tempt the Lord thy 21 And he began to say unto God.
them, This day is this scripture 13 And when the devil had fulfilled in your ears. ended all the temptation, he 22 And all bare him witness, departed from him for a sea- and wondered at the gracious
words which proceeded out of 14 And Jesus returned in the his mouth : and they said, Is power of the Spirit into Galilee: not this Joseph's son? and there went out a fame of 23 And he said unto them, him, through all the region Ye will surely say unto me this round about.
proverb, Physician, heal thy15 And he taught in their self: whatsoever we have heard synagogues, being glorified of done in Capernaum, do also all.
here in thy country: 16 And he came to Nazareth, 24 And he said, Verily I say where he had been brought up: unto you, No prophet is acceptand, as his custom was, he wented in his own country. into the synagogue on the sab- 25 But I tell you of a truth, bath-day, and stood up for to Many widows were in Israel read.
in the days of Elias, when the 17 And there was delivered heaven was shut up three years unto him the book of the pro- and six months, when great faphet Esaias : and when he had | mine was throughout all the opened the book, he found the land ; place where it was written, 26 But unto none of them was
18 The Spirit of the Lord is Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, upon me, because he hath | a city of Sidon, unto a woman anointed me to preach the gos- that was a widow. pel to the poor; he hath sent 27 And many lepers were in me to heal the broken-hearted, Israel in the time of Eliseus to preach deliverance to the the prophet : and none of them captives, and recovering of was cleansed, saving Naaman sight to the blind, to set at li- the Syrian. berty them that are bruised; 28 And all they in the syna
19 To preach the acceptable gogue, when they heard these year of the Lord.
things, were filled with wrath, 20 And he closed the book, 29 And rose up, and thrust and he gave it again to the him out of the city, and led minister, and sat down: and him unto the brow of the hill, the eyes of all them that were wherсon their city was built,
that they might cast him down a great fever; and they besought headlong.
him for her. 30 But he, passing through 39 And he stood over her, the midst of them, went his and rebuked the fever; and it way,
left her: and immediately she 31 And came down to Caper- arose, and ministered unto naum, a city of Galilee, and them. taught them on the sabbath- 40 Now, when the sun was days.
setting, all they that had any 32 And they were astonished sickwith divers diseases, brought at his doctrine : for his word them unto him; and he laid his was with power.
hands on every one of them, and 33 And in the synagogue healed them. there was a man which had 41 And devils also came a spirit of an unclean devil, out of many, crying out, and and cried out with a loud saying, Thou art Christ the Son voice,
of God. And he, rebuking then, 34 Saying, Let us alone; what suffered them not to speak: for have we to do with thee, thou they knew that he was Christ. Jesus of Nazareth ? art thou 42 And when it was day, he come to destroy us? I know departed, and went into a dethee who thou 'art, the Holy sert place; and the people One of God.
sought him, and came unto him, 35 And Jesus rebuked him, and stayed him, that he should saying, Hold thy peace, and not depart from them. come out of him. And when 43 And he said unto them, I the devil had thrown him in must preach the kingdom of the midst, he came out of him, God to other cities also ; for and hurt him not.
therefore am I sent. 36 And they were all amazed, 44 And he preached in the syand spake among themselves, nagogues of Galilee. saying, What a word is this! for with authority and power
CHAP. V. he commandeth the unclean spirits, and they come out. 37 And the fame of him went out into every place of the coun- AND it came to pass, that, try round about.
as the people pressed upon him, 38 And he arose out of the sy- to hear the word of God, he stcod nagogue, and entered into Si- by the lake of Gennesaret, mon's house ; and Simon's 2 And saw two ships standing wife's mother was taken with by the lake; but the fishermen
MIRACULOUS DRAUGHT OF