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Josias the father of Jechonias and his brethren, about the time when the Jews were carried away to Babylon.

when they observ'd this of the star, they were extreamly well pleas'd.

When they were gone, an angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, take the infant and his mother, flee into Egypt, and don't stir thence till I order you, for Herod will endeavour to have the child destroy'd. Joseph therefore arose,

Then Herod perceiving he was abused by the Magi, was full of indignation, and sent a detachment who slew all the children that were in Bethlehem and its territory, being under the age of two years, according to the limited time he had learnt of the Magi.

and went to dwell in a town called Nazareth, so that those words of one of the prophets were fulfill'd, "He shall be called a Nazarene."

Now as Jesus was walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brethren, Simon, called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting their net into the sea: for they were fishermen.

Going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were in a bark with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and Jesus having called them,

so that his fame was spread over all Syria: and they brought unto him all sick people that were afflicted with any diseases or pains, demoniacs, lunatics, and paralytics; and he healed them.

At length Jesus finished his discourse, and the people were fill'd with astonishment at his doctrine.

and Jesus bad them go, accordingly they came out, and went into the herd of swine: and immediately the herd of swine ran furiously down a precipice into the sea, where they were all drown'd.

however when they were gone, they spread abroad his fame thro' all that country.

Messiah is greater than he.) for ever since the appearance of John the Baptist the gospel kingdom is as it were invaded, and people of the most violent passions enter into it with zeal.

for all the prophets and the law were your guides, till the coming of John.

Then he began to upbraid the towns where most of his miracles were wrought, for their not being converts.

wo unto thee, Chorazin, wo unto thee, Bethsaida: for if the miracles which were done among you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

he answer'd them, have ye not read what David and the rest of the company did when they were hungry,

the men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment against this generation, and shall condemn it, because they were converted at the preaching of Jonas, and now there is one superiour to Jonas here.

and they were scandaliz'd at him. but Jesus said to them, a prophet is not without honour, except in his own country and in his own family.

now they that had eaten, were about five thousand men, beside women and children.

When they were over, they came into the territory of Gennesaret.

where being known by the people of that place, they sent about all that country, and presented to him all that were diseased,

praying him to let them only touch the hem of his garment: and as many as touch'd it were made perfectly whole.

Then the Scribes and Pharisees, who were of Jerusalem, came to him and said,

Thereupon his disciples drawing nigh, said, did you observe, how the Pharisees were scandalized at your discourse?

so that they all eat, and were satiated: the superfluous fragments they carried off, amounting to seven baskets full:

though the guests were to the number of four thousand men, beside women and children.

and when the disciples heard it, they fell on their face, and were in a terrible fright.

And when they were come to the multitude, a man came kneeling to him, and cry'd,

Some time after, while they were in Galilee, Jesus said to them, the son of man will be betrayed into the hands of men:

they will kill him, but the third day he shall be raised again. at which they were exceeding sorry.

And when they were come to Capernaum, they that received tribute for the temple came to Peter, and said, does not your master pay tribute?

his fellow-servants upon seeing this were very much concern'd, and went to acquaint their master with what had pass'd.

as there are some eunuchs, who were such from their very birth: and others who were made such by men: so there are some who have made themselves eunuchs for the sake of religion. he that can bear the state of celibacy, let him bear it.

when his disciples heard this, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, who then can be saved?

they then that were hired about the eleventh hour, came and received every man his penny.

last of all they came who were hired first, expecting to have received more, but they had only a penny a man,

upon hearing this, the other ten disciples were moved with indignation against the two brothers.

and there were two blind men sitting by the way-side, who hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "have mercy on us, O Lord, thou son of David."

When they drew nigh to Jerusalem, and were come to Bepthphage, to the mount of Olives, Jesus dispatched two disciples,

while the crowd that were marching before, and behind, cried out, "Hosanna to the son of David: blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord, Hosanna, Hosanna."

but when the chief priests and Scribes saw the wonders that he did, and the young people crying in the temple, "Hosanna to the son of David;" they were full of indignation.

and they endeavoured to seize him, but were afraid of the multitude, because they took him for a prophet.

he sent out his servants to call those that were invited to the wedding: but they would not come.

then he said to his servants, the feast is ready, but they who were invited were very unworthy.

on hearing this, they were filled with admiration, and so leaving him, they went their way.

when the people heard this, they were astonished at his doctrine.

for as at the time that usher'd in the deluge, they were eating and drinking, marrying themselves and their children, till the day that Noe entred into the ark,

five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

they that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

while the bridegroom tarried, they were drowsy and slept.

and while they were gone to buy, the bridegroom came, and they that were ready, entred with him into the hall, and the door was shut.

then came he who had received the one talent, and said, Lord, I knew that you were a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered:

at which they were exceedingly concern'd, and began every one of them to ask, Lord, is it I?

then returning, he found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.

And they that had apprehended Jesus, led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the Scribes and the senators were assembled.

and when he was going out at the porch, another maid saw him, and said to those that were by, this fellow was also with Jesus of Nazareth.

therefore when they were assembled, Pilate said to them, who would you have releas'd? Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ?

Pilate perceiving he was so far from prevailing, that they were more tumultuous, he took water, and washed his hands before all the people, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: you are answerable for it.

As they were going along, they met a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: and compelled him to carry the cross.

when they were come to a place called Golgotha, a word which signifies a skull,

now the centurion, and they that were with him, to guard Jesus, having observ'd the earthquake, and all that had happened, were under great apprehensions, and said, certainly this was the son of God.

And several women were there who look'd on at a distance, and had followed Jesus from Galilee, to assist him with their service.

in the mean time Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary were sitting over against the sepulchre.

as they were making the way to his disciples, Jesus himself met them, and said, I salute you. and they came, and embraced his feet, and worshipped him.

Now when they were gone, some of the guards went into the city, and informed the chief priests of all that had happened.

and when they were assembled with the senators, and had consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, thus instructing them;

so they took the money, and did as they were directed: and this report is still current among the Jews at this day.

As soon as they were come to Capernaum, he entred into the synagogue, and it being the sabbath, instructed them.

and they were astonished at his manner of preaching: for he spoke with an air of authority, and not as the Scribes.

at which they were all so amazed, that they ask'd one another, what's the meaning of all this? what new doctrine is here? for he commands with authority even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.

As soon as they were come out of the synagogue, they went with James and John into the house of Simon and Andrew,

and he healed many that were variously affected with diseases, and cast out many demons, not allowing them to say that they knew him.

but as soon as he was gone, he began freely to talk of it, and blazed it about every where, so that Jesus could not go publickly into the city any more, but stay'd in the out parts, which were not much frequented, where people came to him from every quarter.

but there were certain of the Scribes sitting there, who were dissatisfied in their own minds, and said to themselves,

instantly he arose, took up the bed, and went out in the presence of them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, we never saw any thing like this.

but he replied, have ye never read what David, and the rest of the company did, when they were press'd with hunger?