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Herod's massacre of the infants.
A. D. 1.
Is. 60. 6.
When they had heard the king, they depart-M". 2. ed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the 9 east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they 10 saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
And when they were come into the house, 11 they saw the young child with Mary his mother,
and fell down, and worshipped him: and when Ps:72.10. they had opened their treasures, "they present
ed unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and
which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, Hos. 11.1. saying, 'Out of Egypt have I called my son.
Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked 16 of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently enquired of the wise
men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken 17
there a voice heard, lamentation, and weeping,
But when Herod was dead, behold, an angel 19
A. D. 2.
2 caskets. C.
3 male children. D. C.
4 entering the second
year. D. c.
Christ questioneth with the doctors.
5. 1 Sam. 1.11.
M". 2. of the Lord appeareth in a dream to Joseph in A. D. 2.
20 Egypt, 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 21 life. And he arose, and took the young child
and his mother, and came into the land of Is-
reign in Judæa in the room of his father Herod,
being warned of God in a dream, he turned
and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it
and answers the doctors in the temple. L. 2.
AND the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.
Now his parents went to Jerusalem & every A. D. 12. 42 year at the feast of the passover. And when he
15, 17. was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusa- & 34. 23. 43 lem after the custom of the feast. And when
and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
company, went a day's journey; and they sought
him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
came to pass, that after three days they found
doctors, both hearing them, and asking them
when they saw him, they were amazed : and
a Ex. 23.
The preaching of John.
them, “How is it that ye sought me? wist ye 49
And he went down with them, and came to 51
Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his " Dan. 7. mother bkept all these sayings in her heart.
And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, 52
15. The ministry of John the Baptist.
L. 3. A. D. 29. Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of
Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being governor
of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the
the high priests, the word of God came unto
preaching the baptism of * repentance for the
remission of sins; as it is written in the prophets, Mk. 1. b Mal. 3. 1. b Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, 2 • Is. 40. 3. which shall prepare thy way before thee. The 3
voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare
shall be made straight, and the rough ways shall a Ps. 98.2. be made smooth; and d all flesh shall see the 6 Is. 52. 10. salvation of God. And the same John had his M". 3. Zech.13.4. raiment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle 4 f Lev. 11. about his loins; and his meat was flocusts and
8 wild honey. 14. 25,26. Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all 5
Judæa, and all the region round about Jordan, h Acts 19. Þand were baptized of him in Jordan, confess- 6
ing their sins.
at my Father's. D. C. 3 proclaiming. C. reformation. C.
John's testimony of Christ.
1 Thes. 1. 10. 26. Rom.
M". 3. But when he saw many of the Pharisees and A. D. 29.
7 Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto
them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned 8 you to flee from the ? wrath to come? bring i Rom. 5.9. 9 forth therefore fruits meet for repentance: and think not to say within yourselves, k We have * Acts 13. Abraham to our father: for I say unto you, that
4.1, 11, 16. God is able of these stones to raise up children 10 unto Abraham. And now also the ax is laid
unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree
which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn L. 3. down, and cast into the fire.
And the people asked him, saying, 'What 'Acts 2.37. shall we do then? He answereth and saith unto them, m He that hath two coats, let him impart m 2 Cor. 8.
to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, 2.15, 16. 12 let him do likewise. Then came also publicans 1 John 3.
to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what 17.& 4.20.
the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying,
neither accuse any
Lev. 19.11. falsely; and be content with your wages.
And as the people were in expectation, and
ing unto them all, I indeed baptize you with
loose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost
will throughly purge his floor, and will gather Mic.4.12.
2 impending vengeance. C.
n Ex. 23. 1.
THE TRANSACTIONS OF ABOUT SIX MONTHS, FROM JESUS'
BAPTISM TILL THE BEGINNING OF THE ENSUING PASS-
A. D. 30.
& 42. 1.
I s. 42. 1.
16. The baptism of Christ.
M". 3. THEN cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan
the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened * Is. 11.2. unto him, and he saw & the Spirit of God de- L. 3.
scending in a bodily shape like a dove, and light-22 Ps. 2. 7. ing upon him: and lo a voice from heaven, M". 3. Eph. 1.6. saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I 17 Col. l. 13.
am well pleased. 2 Pet. 1.17.
And Jesus himself began to be about thirty L. 3. 4.3, 35, 39, 43, 47. years of age.
17. The temptation of Christ. And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost re-L. 4. turned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit 1 into the wilderness, being forty days tempted 2
of the devil; and was with the wild beasts. Mk. 1. * Ex.34.28. And in those days he did eat nothing: and 13 1 Kin.19.8.
when they were ended, he afterward hungered. L. 4. 2 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the 3
Son of God, command this stone that it be made
“ is written, That man shall not live by bread
And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set 9
e See Nu.