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42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the custom of the feast.
43 And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.
44 But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.
45 And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him.
46 And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors,o both hearing them, and asking them questions.
47 And all that heard him, were astonished at his understanding and answers.
48 And when they saw him, they were amazed; and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us behold thy father and I have sought the sorrowing.
49 And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me ? wist ye not p that I must be about my Father's business?
50 And they understood not the saving which he spake
-o Doctors, &c. Learned men, Wist ye not? Know ye not?
John's preaching, &c.
51 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.
52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
1 John's preaching & baptism: 16 his testimony of Christ. 20 Herod imprisoneth John. 21 Christ is baptized: 23 his genealogy.
NOW, in the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Cesar,a Pontius Pilate b being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch c of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and of the region of Trachonitis, and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene,
2 Annas and Caiaphas d being the high priests, the word of God come unto John, the son of Zacharias, in the wilderness.
3 And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins ;e
a Tiberius Cesar, the second emperor of Rome.
b Pontius Pilate, the Roman governor of Judea.
e Tetrarch, governor of a fourth part of a country, or of 4 provinces. d Annas and Caiaphas, were Jewish high priests.
e Repentance and reformation, as the only condition of forgiveness of sins, and of acceptance with God.
The multitude reproved. Chap. iii. John's testimony of Christ
6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.f
7 Then said he to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers !g who hath warned you to flee from the wrath to come ?
8 Bring forth, therefore, fruits worthy of repentance ;h and begin not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham to our father; for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
9 And now also the axe i is laid unto the root of the trees; every tree, therefore, which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
10 And the people asked
him, saying, What shall we do then?
11 He answereth, and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
12 Then came also publicansj to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John whether he were the Christ or not;
16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
17 Whose fank is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.
18 And many other things,
j Publicans, Roman tax-gatherers. k Fan, a winnowing shovel. See Matt. iii. 12
Herod imprisons John. S. Luke.
in his exhortation, preached he unto the people.
19 But Herod the tetrarch, being reproved by him for Herodias his brother Philip's wife, and for all the evils which Herod had done,
20 Added yet this above all, that he shut up John in prison. 21 Now, when all the people were baptized, it came to pass, that Jesus also being baptized, and praying, the heaven was opened,
22 And the Holy Ghost descended in a bodily shape, like a dove, upon him, and a voice came from heaven, which said, Thou art my beloved Son; in thee I am well pleased.
23 ¶ And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,
24 Which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi, which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Janna, which was the son of Joseph,
25 Which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Amos, which was the son of Naum, which was the son of Esli, which was the son of Nagge,
26 Which was the son of Maath, which was the son of Mattathias, which was the son of Semei, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Juda,
27 Which was the son of
Herod See Matt. ii. 1.
Genealogy of Christ.
Joanna, which was the son of Rhesa, which was the son of Zorobabel, which was the son of Salathiel, which was the son of Neri,
28 Which was the son of Melchi, which was the son of Addi, which was the son of Cosam, which was the son of Elmodam, which was the son of Er,
29 Which was the son of Jose, which was the son of Eliezer, which was the son of Jorim, which was the son of Matthat, which was the son of Levi,
30 Which was the son of Simeon, which was the son of Juda, which was the son of Joseph, which was the son of Jonan, which was the son of Eliakim,
31 Which was the son of Melea, which was the son of Menan, which was the son of Mattatha, which was the son of Nathan, which was the son of David,
32 Which was the son of Jesse, which was the son of Obed, which was the son of Booz, which was the son of Salmon, which was the son of Naasson.
33 Which was the son of Aminadab, which was the son of Aram, which was the son of Esrom, which was the son of Phares, which was the son of Juda,
34 Which was the son of Jacob, which was the son of Isaac, which was the son of Abraham, which was the son
of Thara, which was the son of Nachor,
35 Which was the son of Saruch, which was the son of Ragau, which was the son of Phalec, which was the son of Heber, which was the son of Sala,
36 Which was the son of Cainan, which was the son of Arphaxad, which was the son of Sem, which was the son of Noe, which was the son of Lamech,
37 Which was the son of Mathusala, which was the son of Enoch, which was the son of Jared, which was the son of Maleleel, which was the son of Cainan,
38 Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.
and is tempted.
4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God,
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time.
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them; for that is delivered unto me and to whomsoever I will I give it.
7 If thou therefore, wilt worship me, all shall be thine. 8 And Jesus answered, and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence:
10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee;
11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against
12 And Jesus answering, said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.
Christ begins to preach, S. Luke.
14¶ And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit into Galilee ;a and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.
15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.
16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up; and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath-day, and stood up for to read.
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias; and, when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, 18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the Gospelb to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised; 19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
22 And all bear him witness, and wondered at the graa Galilee. See Matt. xxviii. 16.
Gospel. Glad tidings, the Christian religion.
and is admired.
cious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son ?
23 And he said unto them, Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself; whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country.
24 And he said, Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country.
25 But I tell you of a truth, Many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great famine was throughout all the land;
26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon unto woman that was a widow.
27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were filled with wrath,
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down headlong.
30 But he, passing through the midst of them, went his way,
31 And came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, & taught them on the sabbathdays.