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4 As it is written in the book of the words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare yc the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.

5 Every valley shall be tilled, and even' mountain and hill shall be brought low; and the crooked shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall be made smooth;

6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come r

8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.

9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?

11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him imparl to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.

12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?

13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.

14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do f And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.

15 If And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;

16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you w ith the Holy Ghost and with fire:

17 Whose fan is in his hand, dnd he will thoroughly purge

his his floof, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chair' he will burn with tire unquenchable.

18 And many other things in his exhortation preached he unto the people.

19 ^f But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Hei odias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,

20 Added jet this above all, that he shut up John in prison.

21 ^f Now when all the people w«re baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praymg, the heaven was opened,

22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape like a dove upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said> Thou art my beloved Son 5 in thee I am well pleased.

23 ^1 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being, as was supposed, the son of Joseph, which was the son ot Heli,

24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,

25 Which was the son of MafUthias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of \; hum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,

26 Which was the son of M..;uh, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son ot Juda,

27 Which was the son of Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the sun of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,

28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosara, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,

29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Elieeer, which was the son of Jorim, which was he son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,

30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the.son of

X Juda, J in la, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,

;)1 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,

32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was tht son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Sahnon, which was the son of Naasson,

33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, whicli was the son of Esrom, which was the sou of Phares, which was the son of Juda,

34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,

35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,

36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, whicli was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lantech,

37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,

38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.

CHAP. IV. 1 Christ's temptation and victory. 14 He beginneth to preach. 16 They at Nazareth admire him. 33 He cureth divers sick. A ND Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command thi.s stone that it be made bread.

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That

man

man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.

5 And the devil taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.

6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it.

7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.

8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down tram hence:

10 For it is written, tie shall give his angels charge over thee to keep thee:

11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

'13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee : and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

16 ^f And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up : and as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on tne sabbath-day, and stood up for to read.

17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias, And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

18. The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the

X 2 captives,

captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

20 And' he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled iii your ears.

t£ And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious Words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

43 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal.thyself: whatsoever we have heard done hi Capernaum, do also here in thy country.

24 And lie; said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his owtl country.

'15 Hut I tell you of a truth, Many widows were in Israel in the dins of Llias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six mouths, when great famine was throughout all

the land;'

2<j But unto none of them was Khas sent save unto barepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them wascleansed, saving Naaman

the Syrian.

28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these

things, wen: filled with wrath,

29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they mi«ht cast .him down headlong.

S0 But he passing through the midst of them went his

*-3'1 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and t;ui"ht them on the sabbath days.

S2 And they were astonished at his doctrine: forhis word

ivas with power. '.

33 «fl And in the'synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit itf 'an unclean devil,and-criad out with a loud voice,

34 Saying,

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