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§ 10. An Angel appears to

Shepherds; who visit

8 And there were in the same
country shepherds abiding in the
field, keeping watch over their
flock by night.*+

9 And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them : and they were sore afraid.

10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

11 For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

12 And this shall be a sign unto you;

Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling-clothes, lying in a manger.

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

14 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.

16 And they came with haste, and found Mary and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger,

17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the

* Time.... A. D. 1.

I † Place....Near Bethlehem.

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JOHN. CHAP. II. saying which was told them concerning this child,

18 And all they that heard it, wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds.

19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart.

20 And the shep-
herds returned, glori-
fying and praising God
for all the things that
they had heard and seen,

it was told unto
11. The Circumcision

of Jesus.
21 And when eight
days were accomplish-
ed for the circumcising
of the child, his name
was called JESUS,
which was so named of
the angel before he
was conceived in the

12. The Presenta-
tion of Jesus in the

22 And when the days
of her purification, ac-
cording to the law of
plished, they brought
him to Jerusalem, to

Lord. 18

25 And he called his name JESUS.



present him


* Time...Jesus is forty days old. Place: Perusalem.



23 (As it is written in the
law of the Lord, Every male that
openeth the womb shall be called
holy to the Lord.)

24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.

25 And behold, there was a
man in Jerusalem, whose name
was Simeon; and the same man
was just and devout, waiting for
the consolation of Israel; and the
Holy Ghost was upon

26 And it was revealed unto
him by the Holy Ghost, that he
should not see death, before he
had seen the Lord's Christ.

27 And he came by the spirit
into the temple : and when the
parents brought in the child Je.
sus, to do for him after the cus-
tom of the law,
28 Then took he him


in his arms, and blessed God, and said,

29 Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word:

30 For mine eyes have seen thy salvation,

31 Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people ;

32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

33 And Joseph, and his mother marvelled at those things which were spoken of him.

34 And Simeon blessed them and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this Child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel ; and for a sign which shall be spoken against ;





35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also) that the thoughts of many hearts may

be reyealed. 36 And there was one Anna a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser: she was of a great age, and had lived with an hus. band seven years from her virginity:

37 And she was a widow of about fourscore and four years, which departed not from the temple, but served God with fastings and prayers night and day.

38 And she coming in that instant, gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

9 13. The Magi. Fesus's Flight into Egypt. Herod's Cruelty. Jesus's return.

NOW when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, 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 have seen his star in

Time....A. D. 1. 1 Place... Jerusalem.






CHAP. II. the east, and are come to worship him.

3 When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.

4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born ?

5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea : for thus it is written by the prophet,

6 And thou, Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor that shall rule my people Israel.

7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.

8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child : and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11 * And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they pre

• Place....Bethlehem.

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