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Matthew 1:1–4:25

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The abook of the generation of Jesus Christ, bthe son of David, cthe son of Abraham. dAbraham begat eIsaac; and Isaac begat fJacob; and gJacob begat Judas and his brethren; And hJudas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and iPhares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; And Salmon begat Booz of kRachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; And lJesse begat David the king; and mDavid the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; nAnd Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias; And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias; 10 And oEzekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias; 11 And ||pJosias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time qthey were carried away to Babylon: 12 And after they were brought to Babylon, rJechonias begat sSalathiel; and Salathiel begat stZorobabel; 13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor; 14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud; 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob; 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations.

18 *uNow the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child wof the Holy Ghost. 19 Then Joseph her husband, being a xjust man, and not willing yto make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily. 20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him zin a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21 aAnd she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name ||JESUS: for bhe shall save his people cfrom their sins. 22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 dBehold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and ||they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: 25 And knew her not etill she had brought forth fher firstborn son: and he gcalled his name JESUS.

2 Now when aJesus was born in Beth-lehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came bwise men cfrom the east to Jerusalem, Saying, dWhere is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen ehis star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and fscribes of the people together, ghe demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Beth-lehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, hAnd thou Beth-lehem, 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. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Beth-lehem, 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. 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 irejoiced 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, jthey ||presented unto him gifts; kgold, and kfrankincense, and lmyrrh. 12 And being warned of God min a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

13 And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph min a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him. 14 When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt: 15 And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, nOut of Egypt have I called my son. 16 Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Beth-lehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by oJeremy the prophet, saying, 18 In pRama was there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping, and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

19 But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel of the Lord appeareth min a dream to Joseph in Egypt, 20 *Saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they are dead which sought the young child’s life. 21 And he arose, and took the young child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel. 22 But when he heard that Archelaus did reign in Judaea in the room of his father Herod, he was afraid to go thither: notwithstanding, being warned of God min a dream, he turned aside qinto the parts of Galilee: 23 And he came and dwelt in a city called rNazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken sby the prophets, He shall be called a Nazarene.

3 *In those days came aJohn the Baptist, preaching bin the wilderness of Judaea, And saying, Repent ye: for cthe kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias, saying, dThe voice of one crying in the wilderness, ePrepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight. And the same John had his raiment of fcamel’s hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins; and his meat was glocusts and hwild honey. Then went out to him iJerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the region round about Jordan, kAnd were baptized of him lin Jordan, confessing their sins. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and llSadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, mO generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from nthe wrath to come? Bring forth therefore fruits ||meet for repentance: And nnthink not to say within yourselves, oWe have Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham. 10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: ptherefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you with water qunto repentance: rbut he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall sbaptize you with tthe Holy Ghost, and with ufire: 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge xhis floor, and ygather his wheat into the garner; but he will zburn up the chaff with zzunquenchable fire.

13 *aThen cometh Jesus bfrom Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him. 14 But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? 15 And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfil call righteousness. Then he suffered him. 16 And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw dthe Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: 17 eAnd lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my fbeloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.

4 Then was aJesus led up of bthe Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted cforty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be ccthe Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. But he answered and said, It is written, dMan shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. eThen the devil taketh him up into fthe holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple, And saith unto him, If thou be ccthe Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, gHe shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, hThou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. iAgain, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, kSatan: for it is written, lThou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, mangels came and ministered unto him.

12 *Now when Jesus had heard that nJohn was ||cast into prison, ohe departed into Galilee; 13 And leaving pNazareth, he came and dwelt in oCapernaum, which is upon the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and Nephthalim: 14 *That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Esaias the prophet, saying, 15 qThe land of Zabulon, and the land of Nephthalim, by rthe way of the sea, beyond Jordan, Galilee of rthe Gentiles; 16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to …

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To ver. 6, Luke 3:32–34.

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To ver. 10, 1 Chr. 3:10–14.

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Some read, Josias begat Jakim, and Jakim begat Jechonias. Comp. 2 Kin. 23:34 marg.

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Ezra 3:2 marg.

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[The fifth year before the common account called Anno Domini].

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Comp. Ps. 112:4.

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See ch 2:12.

[Gr. begotten].

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[That is, Saviour, Heb.].

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Cited from Isai. 7:14.

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Or, his name shall be called.

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Comp. Luke 2:11.

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See Ezra 7:6.

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Cited from Mic. 5:2. So John 7:42.

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Or, feed. See 2 Sam. 5:2. So Rev. 2:27.

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For construction comp. Heb. of Job 27:12. Hab. 3:9. Gk. of Mark 4:41.

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Or, offered.

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See Ex. 30:23.

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ch. 1:20. ver. 13, 19, 22. ch. 27:19.

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ch. 1:20. ver. 13, 19, 22. ch. 27:19.

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Cited from Hos. 11:1.

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Cited from Jer. 31:15.

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ch. 1:20. ver. 13, 19, 22. ch. 27:19.

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[The third year before the account called Anno Domini].

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ch. 1:20. ver. 13, 19, 22. ch. 27:19.

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Comp. John 1:46. & 7:41, 52 with Ps. 22:6. Isai. 53:3.

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ch. 4:17. & 6:10. & 10:7. Mark 1:15. So Luke 10:9, 11. Comp. Dan. 2:44.

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Cited from Isai. 40:3. So John 1:23.

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See Lev 11:22.

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1 Sam. 14:26. Comp. ch. 11:18.

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Comp. 1 Sam. 14:25.

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Comp. 2 Kin. 5:14.

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See ch. 22:23.

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ch. 12:34. & 23:33.

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Or, answerable to amendment of life. Acts 26:20.

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See Mark 10:42 marg.

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ch. 7:19. So Luke 13:7, 9. John 15:2, 6.

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ver. 2, 8. Acts 13:24. & 19:4.

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Job 39:12 (Heb.).

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Mic. 4:12. So ch. 13:30.

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Comp. Mal. 4:1.

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Mark 9:43, 45 (Gk.).

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ch. 2:22.

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So 1 Sam. 12:7 and marg.

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See ch. 14:33.

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Cited from Deut. 8:3.

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See Neh. 11:1.

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See ch. 14:33.

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Cited from Ps. 91:11, 12.

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Cited from Deut. 6:16.

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Or, delivered up. ch. 10:19.

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ch. 2:23.

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Cited from Isai. 9:1, 2.

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Comp. ch. 10:5.

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Comp. ch. 10:5.