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12 And after they were brought to Ba. bylon, Jechonias be: gat Salathiel, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel.

13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud,and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor. , , . . . . . . ... iii. . . . . . . . . . . A if

14 And Azor be. gat Sadoc, and Sadoc begat Achim,

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band of Mary , of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

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a -17. Thus, from Abraham to David, are reckoned fourteen Generations ; likewise from David to the Babylomisb Captivity, fourteen Generations; and from thence again to Christ, fourteen Generations. i., 18, W Now the Birth of Christ was not after the manner of the rest of Mankind, in the ordinary and natural way 3, but when his Mother Mary was contracted to joJeph, before they came together, she was found to be with Child by the extraordinary and miraculous Ope. ration of the holy Ghost. 19. Joseph perceiving her to be with Child without his, knowledge, was much troubled, and disturbed at . So t it, being yet wholly igno wing rant of the Divine Mystery. in the old Nevertheless,being a good & #. and from

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of a great and miraculous Work 3 for the Child that is now conceived in her, is by the wonderful and im: mediate Power of the Holy Ghost. '''' ' ' ' '

21. And she shall be delivered of a Son; and his Name shall be called fesus, that is, The Saviour: For he shall be that long-expected Messiah, who by giving himself a Sacrifice for all past Sins, and by publishing for the future the gracious terms of Faith and Repeñtance,shall deliver his People from the dominion and punishment of Sin, and bring them to ever. lasting Life. . . . . . .

26 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph thou son of David, fear not to take untothee Mary thy wife : for that which is conceived in her, is of the holy Ghost.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their fins.

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22 (Now all this that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23 Behold, 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 till she had brought forth her first-born son ; and he called his name Jesus.

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Bethlehem of judea,

in the Reign of King Herod;

it was not long before his
coming into the World was
made known, not only to
those devouter jews who
waited for the appearing of
the Mesfias and the redemp-
tion of Israel, but even to
the Gentiles also. For at
this time, certain Astrono-
mers, or Philosophers, came
from the Eastern Part of the
World, as far as to jerusa-
lem. .
2. And there they made
Enquiry, saying, Where is
the great King that is born
in judea o For when we
were afar off in our own
Country, we saw a new
Star, from the appearance
of which, we assuredly col-
lečted that That great Prince,
whom the World both from
Traditions and Prophecies
expects about this time, is

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Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of Herod the king, behold,

there came wise men .

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2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

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