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The GOSPEL according to St. LUKE.
i Mat. 1. 18. Mary.
A. M. 3998, and marvelled that he tarried so long in FORASMUCH as many have taken in the sixth the temple. hand to set forth in order a declaration
22 And when he came out, he could of those things which are most surely be- the account not speak unto them: and they perceived lieved among us,
that he had seen a vision in the temple 2 Even as they delivered them unto us,
for he beckoned unto them, and remained which from the beginninga were eye
a John 15.27.
speechless. witnesses, and ministers the word;
He. 2. 3.
23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as 3 It seemed good to me also, having 1 Pe. 5.1.
the days of his ministration were accomhad perfect understanding of all things 2 Pe. 1. 18. plished, he departed to his own house. from the very first, to write unto thee in 1 John 1.1. 24 And after those days, his wife Eliorder, most excellent Theophilus, a • Ro. 15. 16. sabeth conceived, and hid herself five 4 That thou mightest know the cer- Ep. 3. 7.
months, saying, tainty of those things wherein thou hast 4.11,12. 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me,
c Ac. 11. 4. been instructed.
in the days wherein he looked on me, to
d Ac. 1. 1. 5 THERE was, in the days of Herod
e John 20.31.
takes away my reproach among men. the king of Judæa, a certain priest Mat. 2. 1. 26 And in the sixth month the angel named Zacharias, of the course of Abia :| Ge. 30. 23. Gabriel was sent from God, unto a city and his wife was of the daughters of Aa- 1 Sa. 1. 6. of Galilee, named Nazareth, ron, and her name was Elisabeth.
Is. 54.1, 4. 27 To å virgini espoused to a man 6 And they were both righteousk before 1 Ch. 24. 10. whose name was Joseph, of the house God, walking in all the commandments Ne.12.4,17. of David; and the virgin's name was and ordinances of the Lord, blameless.
7. And they had no child, because that Ge. 7. 1. 28 And the angel came in unto her, Elisabeth was barren, and they both were
1 Ki. 9. 4.
and said, Hail, thou that art B highly fa
2 Ki. 20. 3. now well stricken in years.
11 Co. 11. 2. voured, m' the Lord" is with theo : blessed 8 And it came to pass, that while he
Phi. 3. 6.
art thou among women. executed the priest's office before God in
29 And when she saw him, she was the order of his course,
Bor, graci. troubled at his saying, and cast in her 9 According to the custom of the priest's
mind what manner of salutation this office, his lot was' to burn incense when
should be. he went into the temple of the Lord.
30 And the angel said unto her, Fear 10 And the whole multitude of the peo
not, Mary; for thou hast found favour
m Da. 9. 23. ple were praying without, I at the time of
with God. n Ju. 6. 12.
31 And, behold, thour shalt conceive 11 And there appeared unto him an
• Ex. 30.7, 8. in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and angel of the Lord, standing on the right Mat. 1.21. shalt call his name JESUS. side of the altart of incense.
9 Le. 16. 17. 32 He shall be great,' and shall be called 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he Mat. 12. 42. the Son of the Highest: and the Lord was troubled," and fear fell upon him. : He. 1. 2..8. God shall_give unto him the throne of
13 But the angel said unto him, Fear Ex. 30. 1. his father David : not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard ; Re. 8. 3, 4. 33. And he shall reign over the house and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a u verse 29. of Jacob for ever; and ofw his kingdom
Ju. 13. 22. son, and thou shalt call his name John.«
there shall be no end. 14 And thou shalt have joy and glad- 28a.7.11,12. 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, ness; and many shall rejoicey at his Is. 9. 6, 7. How shall this be, seeing I know not a birth.
Mi. 4. 7. 15 For he shall be great in the sight
35 And the angel answered and said
*ver. 60, 63. of the Lord, and shall drinka neither
y verse 58.
unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, event from - chap. 7. 28. upon thee, and the power of the Highest
shall overshadow thee;, therefore also
a Nu. 6. 3. his mother's womb.
that holy thing which shall be born of 16 And many of the children of Israel 6 Je. 1. 5.
thee shall be called the Son of God.
c Mar. 1. 1. shall he turn to the Lord their God.
36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, 17. And
hed shall go before him in the Mal. 4:5,6. she hath also conceived a son in her old spirit and power of Elias, to turn the
Mat. 11. 14. age: and this is the sixth month with her hearts of the fathers to the children, and Mar. 9. 12, who was called barren. the disobedient Yto the wisdom of the
37 Fore with God nothing shall be imjust; to make ready a people I prepared e Mat. 19.26. possible. for the Lord.
Ro. 4. 21. 38 And Mary said, Behold the hand18 And Zacharias said unto the angel,
maidh of the Lord; be it unto me acWhereby shall I know this ? for Ii am an
And the angel old man, and my wife well stricken in Ps. 111. 10. cording to thy word.
91 Pe. 2. 9.
from her. years.
k Ps. 116. 16.
39 And Mary arose in those days, and 19 And the angel, answering, said unto i Ge. 17. 17.
went into the hill country with haste, him, I am Gabriel,? that stand in the Ps. 119. 38. into am city of Juda; presence of God; and am sentn to speak Iverse 26. 40 And entered into the house of Za. unto thee, and to shew thee these glad Da. 8. 16. charias, and saluted Elisabeth. tidings.
41. And it came to pass, that, when Eli
n He. 1. 14. 20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb,
sabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the and not able to speak, until the day that • Eze. 3. 26. babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth these things shall be performed, because p verse 28. was filled with the Holy Ghost: thou believest not my words, which shall Ju. 5. 24. 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, be fulfilled in their season.
and said, Blessed P art thou among wo21 And the people waited for Zacharias, 39 men, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb.
Birth of John the Baptist.
The birth of Christ. 43 And whence is this to me, that the A. M. 3998. 74 That he would grant unto us, that mother of my Lorda should come to me?
we, being delivered out of the hand of our 44 For lo, as soon as the voice of thy John 13. 13. enemies, might serve him without fear, salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe
6 Ro. 6. 22. 75 Inc holiness and righteousness beleaped in my womb for joy.
c Tit. 2.11,12. fore him, alla the days of our life. 45 And blessed is she B that believed:
76 And thou, child, shalt be called the
d Re. 2. 10. for there shall be a performance of_those
Prophet of the Highest : for, thou shalt things which were told her from the Lord. Bor, which goe before the face of the Lord, to prepare
believed 46 And Mary said, Myf soul doth
that there magnify the Lord,
77 To give knowledge of salvation unto 47 And my spirit hath rejoicede in
e Mal. 3. 1.
his people, y by the remission of their sins, God my Saviour.
78 Through the 8 tender mercy of our
11 Sa. 2. 1. 48 For he hath regarded the lowi estate of Ps. 34.2, 3. God; whereby the 5dayspring from on his handmaiden: for, behold, from hence- Ps. 35.9. high hath visited us, forth all generations shall call mel blessed. Hab. 3. 18. 79 To? give light to them that sit in 49 For he that is mighty m hath done to yor, for. darkness and in the shadow of death, to
h Ac. 5. 31. me great things ;and holyo is his name.
guide our feet into the way of peace. 50 Ande his mercy is on them that fear Sor, borels 80 And the child grew, and waxed him, from generation to generation.
strong in spirit, and was in the deserts 51 Her hath shewed strength with his mercy. till the day of his shewing unto Israel. arm; he hath scattered ther proud in iPg. 136. 23.
CHAPTER II. the imagination of their hearts.
AND it came to pass in those days, that
Šor, sun52 He: hath put down the mighty from rising; or,
there went out a decree from Cæsar Augustheir seats, and exalted them of low degree. branch, tus, that all the world should be n taxed. 53 Het hath filled the hungry with good Is. 11. 1. 2 (And this taxing was first made when
Zec. 3. 8. things, and the rich he hath sent empty away.
Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
6. 12. 54 He hath holpen his servant Israel,
3 And all went to be taxed, every one inų remembrance of his mercy;
k chap.11.27. into his own city.
Mal. 3. 12. 55 As he spaker to our fathers, to
4 And Joseph also went up from Gali
IIs. 9. 2. Abraham, and to his seed for ever.
lee, out of the city of Nazareth,. into 56 And Mary abode with her about three
m Ge. 17. 1.
Judæa, unto the city of David, which is months, and returned to her own house.
n Ps. 71. 21.
called Bethlehem, because he was of the 57 Now Elisabeth's full time came, 126. 2, 3. house and lineage of David, that she should be delivered; and she Ep. 3. 20. 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused brought forth a son.
o Ps. 111. 9. wife, being great with child. 58 And her neighbours and her cousins P Ge. 17.7. 6 And so it was, that, while they were heard how the Lord had shewed great mer.
Ex. 20. 6.
there, the days were accomplished that cy upon her; and theyw rejoiced with her.
. Ps. 98. 1. 59° And it came to pass, that on the
7 And she* brought forth her firstborn eighth day they came to circumcise the
son, and wrapped him in swaddling child;, and they called him Zacharias, 63. 5.
clothes, and laid him in a manger; because after the name of his father.
71 Sa. 2. 9. there was no room for them in the inn. 60 And his mother answered and said, Da. 4. 37.
8 And there were in the same country but he shall be called John. schap. 18.14. shepherds abiding in the field, keeping 61 And they said unto her, There is none
Job 5. 11. O watch over their flock by night. of thy kindred that is called by this name.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon 62 And they made signs to his father, il Sa. 2.5. them, and the glory of the Lord shone round how he would have him called.
« Ps. 98. 3. about them, and they were sore afraid. 63 And he asked for a writing table, v Ge. 17. 19. 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear and wrote, saying, His name isỹ John. Ps. 132. 11. not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings
10 verse 14. And they marvelled all.
* Mat. 1. 25.
of great joy, which shall be to all people. 64 And his mouth? was opened imme
i For unto youe is born this day, in diately, and his tongue loosed, and he oor, the the city of David, a Saviour, which is spake, and praised God.
night- Christ the Lord. 65 And fear came on all that dwelt
watches. 12 And this shall be a sign unto you: round about them; and all these « say; y verse 13, Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swadings were noised abroad throughout all 2 verse 20. dling clothes, lying in a manger. the hill country of Judæa :
a Is. 9. 6. 13 And suddenly there was with the 66 And all they that heard them laid kor, things. angel' a multitude of the heavenly host, them upc in their hearts, saying, What 6 Ps. 103. 20, praising God, and saying, manner of child shall this be! And the
21. 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on handd of the Lord was with him.
1 Pe. 1. 12. earth peace, good will toward men. 67 And his father Zacharias was filled cch. 2. 19,51.
15 And it came to pass, as the angels with the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, ? Ps. 80. 17. were gone away from them into heaven, 68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; Is. 57. 19. a the shepherds said one to another, Let
Ps. 72. 18. for he hath visited and redeemed his people,
us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see 69 And bath raised up an horn of sal- ^ The men this thing which is come to pass, which vationg for us, in the house of his servant
the Lord hath made known unto us. David;
16 And they came with haste, and 70 As he spake", by the mouth of his Ps. 111. 9. found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe holy prophets, which have been since the Je: 23.5, 6. lying in a manger. world began :
. . 17 And when they had seen it, they 71 That we should be savedi from our
i Is. 54.7..17. made known abroad the saying which enemies, and from the hand of all that « Le. 26. 42. was told them concerning this child.
Ps.105.8..10. 18 And all they that heard it wondered 72 To perform the mercy promised to our Eze. 16. 60. at those things which were told them by fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; Ge. 22. 16, the shepherds. 73 The oath? which he sware to our
17. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and father Abraham,
pondered them in her heart.
His presentation at the temple. LUKE, III. Ministry of John the Baptist.
20 And the shepherds returned, glori- 4.M. 4000. 44 But they, supposing him to have been fying and praising God for all the things
in the company, went a day's journey; that they had heard and seen, as it was a Le. 12. 3. and they sought him among their kinsfolk told unto them.
b chap. 1.31. and acquaintance. 21 And when eight days were accom
Mat. 1. 21. 45 And when they found him not, they plished a for the circumcising of the child, Le.12.2,&c. turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking his name was called JESUS, which was
dch. 4.22, 32. him. 80 named of the angel before he was Ps. 119.99. 46 And it came to pass, that after three conceived in the womb.
Mat. 7. 28. days they found him in the temple, sitting 22 And when the days of her purifica- Mar. 1. 22. in the midst of the doctors, both hearing tion, according to the law of Moses, were
Jno.7.15,46 them, and asking them questions. accomplished, they brought him to Jeru- Ex. 13. 12. 47 And all that heard him were astonishsalem, to present him to the Lord;
22. 29. ed at his understanding d and answers. 23 (As it is written in the law of the
Nu. 8. 17. 48 And when they saw him, they were Lord, Every male that openeth the womb John 5. 17. amazed: and his mother said unto him, shall be called holy to the Lord ;)
Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us! 24 And to offer a sacrifice according to Verse 18
Mar. 16.43. behold, thy father and I have sought theo that which is said in the law of the Lord, A
h Is. 40.1.
sorrowing. pair of turtle doves, or two young pigeons.
49 And he said unto them, How is it 25 And, behold, there was a man in Je
i Ps. 89, 48,
that ye sought me ? wist ye not that I rusalem, whose name was Simeon; and
must be abouts my Father's business?
k verse 19. the same man was just ando devout,
50 And they understood not the saying
Da. 7. 28. waiting for the consolation of Israel :
which he spake unto them.
Iverse 40. and the Holy Ghost was upon him.
51 And he went down with them, and
1 Sa. 2. 26. 26 And it was revealed unto him by the
came to Nazareth, and was subject unto Holy Ghost, that he should not seei death Bor, age.
them: but his mother kept k all these before he seen the Lord's Christ. m Ge. 46. 30. sayings in her heart.
27 And he came by the Spirit into the ~ Is. 57. 2. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and temple: and when the parents brought in Re. 14. 13. B stature, and in favour with God and man. the child Jesus, to do for him after the chap. 3. 6.
CHAPTER III. custom of the law,
Is. 52. 10.
Now in the fifteenth year of the reign of 28 Then took he him up in his arms,
Ac. 4. 12. Tiberius Cæsar, Pontius Pilate being govern. and blessed God, and said,
p John 11. 49, or of Judæa, and Herod being tetrarch 29 Lord, nown lettest thou thy servant 51. of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch depart in peace,” according to thy word:
18.13. of Ituræa, and of the region of Trachonitis, 30 For mine eyes have seeno thy salvation,
Ac. 4. 6.
and Lysanias the tetrarch of Abilene, 31 Which thou hast prepared before the 9 Is. 42. 6. 2 Annas P and Caiaphas being the high face of all people;.
priests, the word of God came unto John
60. 3. 32 A light to lighten the Gentiles, and
the son of Zacharias in the wilderness. the glory of thy people Israel.
3 And he came into all the country 33 And Joseph and his mother marvelled "Mat. 3. 1.
about Jordan, preaching the baptism of
Mar. 1. 4. at those things which were spoken of him.
repentances for the remission of sins; 34 And Simeon blessed them, and said chap. 1. 77. 4 As it is written in the book
of the unto Mary his mother, Behold, this child Is. 8. 14. words of Esaias the prophet, saying, The is set for the fallt and rising, again of
Ro.9.32,33./ voice of one crying in the wilderness, many in Israel ; and for a sign which 1 Co.1,23,24 Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make shall be spoken against;
1 Pe.2.7,8. his paths straight. 35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through
u Is. 40. 3.
5 Every valley shall be filled, and every thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of
mountain and hill shall be brought low;
v Ac. 28. 22. many hearts may be revealed.
and the crooked shall be made straight, and 36° And there was one Anna, a pro- 20 John 19.25. the rough ways shall be made smooth; phetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the * Ju.5.15,16. 6 Andy all flesh shall see the salvation tribe of Aser; she was of a great age, and
i Co.11. 19. of God. had lived with an husband seven years Ps. 98. 2. 7 Then said he to the multitude that from her virginity;
Is. 40. 5. came forth to be baptized of him, Oge37 And she was a widow of about four
neration of vipers! who hath warned you
52. 10. score and four years, which departed not
to flee from the wrath to come? from the temple, but served God with
8 Bring forth, therefore, fruits y worthy
. Mat. 3. 7. fastings and prayersa night and day.
of repentance; and begin not to say 38 And she coming in that instant, 1 Ac. 26. 7.
within yourselves, We have Abraham to
1 Ti. 5. 5. gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and
our father: for I say unto you, That God spake of him to all them that looked yor, meet for. is able of these stones to raise up children for redemption in Jerusalem.
unto Abraham. 39 And when they had performed all
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the things according to the law of the Lord, dor, Israel. root of the trees: every tree, therefore, they returned into Galilee, to their own cchap.13.7,9. which bringeth not forth good fruit, is city Nazareth.
Mat. 7. 19. hewn down, and cast into the fire. 10 And the child grew, and waxed dverse 52. 10 And the people asked him, saying, strong in spirit, filledd with wisdom; Is. 11. 2, 3. What shall we do then ? and the grace of God was upon him. e Ex. 23. 15. 11 He answereth and saith unto them,
41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem De. 16. 1. Hes that hath two coats, let him impart every year at the feast of the passover. chap.11.41. to him that hath none; and he that hath
42 And when he was twelve years old, 2 Co. 8. 14. meat, let him do likewise. they went up to Jerusalem, after the
1 John 3.17. 12 Then came also publicanse to be custom of the feast.
y chap. 7. 29. baptized, and said unto him, Master, 43 And when they had fulfilled the Mat. 21.32. what shall we do? days, as they returned, the child Jesus h chap. 19.8. 13 And he said unto them, Exacta no tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph 1 Co. 6. 10. more than that which is appointed you. and his mother knew not of it.
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded