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Luke i. li, 20.-And there appeared unto him an angel of
the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense.
And when Zacharias saw him he was troubled, and fear fell
But the angel said unto him, fear not, Zacha-
rias : for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall
bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And
thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice
at his birth For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord,
and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall
be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's
womb. And many of the children of Israel 'shall he turn
to the Lord their God. And he shall go before him in the
spirit and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers
to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the
just ; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. And
Zacharias said unto the angel, whereby shall I know this?
for I am an old man, and my wife well striken in years.
And the angel answering, said unto him, I am Gabriel,
that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak
unto thee, and tu shew thee these glad tidings. And, be-
hold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the
Luke ii. 1, 14:-And it came to pass in those days, that there
went out a decree from Cæsar Augustus, that all the world
should be taxed, (and this taxing was first made when Cy-
renius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed,
every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up
from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto
the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, (because he
was of the house and lineage of David.) To be taxed with
Mary his espoused wife, being great with child.
it was, while they were there, the days were accomplished
that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her
first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and
laid him in a manger ; because there was no room for
them in the inn. And there were in the same country
shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their
flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came up-
on them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about
them: and they were sore afraid. And the angel said
unto them, fear not: for behold I bring you good tidings
year at the feast of the passover. And when he was twelve
years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of
the feast. And when they had fulfilled the days, as they re-
turned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem., and
Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they supposing
him to have been in the company, went a day's journey, and
they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
And when they found him not, they turned back again to Je-
rusalem seeking him. And it came to pass, that after three
days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of
the doctors, both hearing them and asking them questions.
And all that heard him were astonished at his understand-
ing and answers. And when they saw him they were ama-
zed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou
thus dealt with us ? Behold, thy father and I have sought
thee sorrowing. And he said unto them, how is it that ye
sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my father's
business? And they understand not the saying which he
spake unto them. And he went down with them and
came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them ; but his
mother kept all these sayings in her heart. And Jesus in-
creased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God
HISTORY OF JESUS CHRIST.
Luke iii. 21, 23.--Now when all the people were baptized, it*
came to pass, that Jesus being also baptized, and praying,
Luke iv. 13, 32.-And when the Devil had ended all the
temptation he departed from him for a season. 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.
And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up.
Luke iv. 16, 22.-And he came to Nazareth, where he had
been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into