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A CHRONOLOGICAL TABLE.

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The year of

the world. CHRIST is born at Bethlehem, Dec. 25, Luke ii.

4000 He is circumcised, Jan. 1, Luke ii. The wise men come, and adore him, Matt. ii.

Year of the He is presented in the temple, Feb. 2, Luke ii.

Lord. St. Joseph and the B. Virgin fly with the child Jesus into Egypt,

Matt. ii.
The massacre of the infants by Herod, Matt. ii. St. Joseph, with

the B. Virgin and her Son, returneth from Egypt, but for fear

of Archelaus, goeth and liveth at Nazareth in Galilee, Matt. ii. Jesus is found in the temple disputing with the doctors, when he

was 12 years of age, Luke ii. St. John Baptist beginneth to preach and baptize, John i.

30 Jesus himself is baptized by John. A voice from heaven declareth

him the beloved son of God, the Holy Ghost cometh down like

a dove, Mått. iii. Mark i. Luke iii. Christ's first miracle at Cana in Galilee, by turning water into

wine, John ii. St. John Baptist is cast into prison, and after some time beheaded

by Herod, Matt. iv. and xiv. Mark vi. Luke ix. Christ maketh choice of twelve of his disciples, whom he calls

apostles; Peter is the first of them, Matt. x. Mark iii. Luke vii. Christ's sermon on the mountain, Matt. vi. and vii. He preacheth 91

in Judea and Galilee, casteth out devils, and cureth all manner

of diseases, Matt. xii. Luke xiv. &c.
He raiseth to life the daughter of Jairus, Matt. ix. Mark v.

Luke viii.
The Son of the widow of Naim, Luke vii.
He calmeth the sea with his word, Matt. viii. Mark iv. Luke viü.
He healeth the man that had been 38 years ill of a palsy, John v.
He sendeth his twelve apostles to preach, with power of doing mira-

cles, Matt. x. Mark vi. Luke ix. He maketh choice of 72 disciples, Luke x. He feedeth at one time, five thousand men with five loaves, 32

Matt. xiv.
At another time 4000 with seven loaves, Matt, xv.
He restoreth sight to the man born blind : and raiseth Lazarus to 33

life, John ix. and xi.
He cometh into Jerusalem riding upon an ass, Matt. xxi.

34 He instituteth the B. Sacrament and Sacrifice of his body and

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blood, Matt. xxviij.

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He is betrayed by Judas : and condemned to die.
He is scourged, crowned with thorns, and crucified.
He dieth and is buried.
He riseth from the dead the third day.
He giveth his apostles power to forgive sins, John xx. 23.
He giveth to St. Peter the charge of his whole church, John xxi.
He promiseth to be with his church to the end of the world, Matt.

xxviii.
After 40 days he ascendeth into heaven, Acts c. i.
St. Matthias is chosen an apostle in the place of Judas the traitor,

Acts i.
On the day of pentecost the Holy Ghost cometh down upon the

apostles, Acts ii.
They preach the resurrection of Christ, and the necessity of be-

lieving in him.
St. Peter converteth on one day 3000, on another 5000, Acts ii. 41,

and Acts iv. 4.
He with St. John cureth the lame beggar, that sat at the gate of

the temple, Acts jii. 6. The new Christians have all things in common, Acts iv. 32. Ananias and Saphira for reserving some part of the money of a

field sold, and for lying to the H. Ghost, fall down dead at St.

Peter's feet, Acts v.
The election of the seven deacons, Acts vi.
Saul, by virtue of a commission from the chief priests, persecuteth

the Christians, Acts ix.
St. Stephen is stoned, Acts vii. 58.
The disciples being dispersed, preach in Judea and Samaria, &c.
St. Philip converteth the Samaritans, Acts viii.
St. Paul is miraculously converted, Acts ix.
St. Peter cureth Eneas at Lydda, and raiseth to life Tabitha at

Joppe, Acts ix.
The very shadow of his body cureth all distempers, Acts v. 15.
He receiveth Cornelius the centurion, and other gentiles into the

church, Acts x.
St. Matthew writeth his gospel.
St. Peter goeth to Rome, and foundeth the church there.
St. Barnaby and St. Paul preach at Antioch, where the believers

are first called christians, Acts xi.
Herod Agrippa beheadeth St. James, the brother of St. John ; and

imprisoneth St. Peter, who is miraculously delivered, Acts xii. St. Paul and St. Barnaby are sent to preach to the gentiles, Acts

xiii. 14.
St. Peter Writeth his first epistle from Rome; where also St.

Mark writeth his gospel.
A council of the apostles, and ancients at Jerusalem.
St. Paul preacheth in Macedonia and Achaia, Acts xvi. and xvii.
He writeth his first epistle to the Thessalonians, and the second

soon after,
He writeth to the Galatians. St. Luke writeth his gospel.
St. Paul writeth his first, and soon after his second epistle to the

Corinthians.
He writeth to the Romans.
He is apprehended at Jerusalem, Acts xxi.
He appealeth to Cesar, and is sent to Rome.
St. James about this time writeth his epistle.
St. Paul at Rome converteth Onesimus, and sendeth him with

his letter to Philemon. He writeth to the Ephesians, Philippians,
and Colossians,

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St. James, Bishop of Jerusalem, is there martyred.
St. Paul being set at liberty, writeth to the Hebrews.
St. Luke writeth the acts of the apostles.
St. Paul writeth his first epistle to Timothy: and his epistle to

Titus.
St. Peter about this time writeth his second epistle.
St. Peter and St. Paul are imprisoned at Rome.
St. Paul writeth his second epistle to Timothy.
St. Peter and St. Paul are put to death by Nero.
St. John is cast into a cauldron of boiling oil at Rome, under

Domitian, and is banished thence to Patmos.
He writeth the Apocalypse.
He returneth to Ephesus under the emperor Nerva, and there

writeth his gospel. The time of the writing of his epistles

is uncertain. He dieth at Ephesus under Trajan, about the year 100.

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100

THE ORDER OF THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, WITH

THEIR PROPER NAILS, AND NUMBER OF THEIR CHAPTERS.

Matthew hath Chapters
Mark
Luke
John
The Acts of the Apostles
The Epistle to the Romans
I. Corinthians
II. Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
I. Thessalonians
II. Thessalonians

28/1. Timothy hath Chapters 16 II. Timothy 24 Titus 21 Philemon 28 The Epistle to the Hebrews 16 The Epistle of James 16 I. Peter 13 II. Peter 6 I. John 6 II. John 4 III. John 4 Jude 5 The Revelation of St. John the

Divine

6 4 3 1 13 5 5 3 5

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begot Eleazar.

The GOSPEL according to St. MATTHEW.
CHAP. I.

14 And Azor begot Sadoc. And The Genealogy of Christ. Sadoc begot Achim. And Achim

THE Book of the Generation of begot Eliud. David, the son of Abraham. And Eleazar begot Mathan. And

2 Abraham begot Isaac. And Mathan begot Jacob. Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob be- 16 And Jacob begot Joseph the got Judas and his brethren; husband of Mary, of whom was

3 And Judas begot Phares and born JESUS who is called CHRIST. Zara of Thamar. And Phares begot 17 So all the generations, from Esron. And Esron begot Aram. Abraham to David, are fourteen

4 And Aram begot Aminadab. generations. And from David to And Aminadab begot Naasson. the transmigration of Babylon, are And Naasson begot Salmon. fourteen generations. And from

5 And Salmon begot Booz of the transmigration of Babylon to Rahab. And Booz begot Obed of CHRIST, are fourteen generations. Ruth. And Obed begot Jesse. 18 Now the generation of Christ

6 And Jesse begot David the was in this wise. When as his king. And David the king begot mother Mary was espoused to JoSolomon, of her that had been the seph, before they came together, wife of Urias.

she was found with child of the 7. 9.nd Solomon begot Roboam. Holy Ghost. And Roboam begot Abia. And Abia 19 Whereupon Joseph her husbegot Asa.

band, being a just man, and not 8 And Asa begot Josaphat. And willing publicly to expose her, was Josaphat begot Joram. And Joram minded to put her away privately. begot Ozias.

20 But while he thought on these § And Ozias begot Joatham. things, behold the angel of the Lord And Joatham begot Achaz. And appeared to him in his sleep, sayAchaz begot Ezechias.

ing: Joseph, son of David, fear not 10 And Ezechias begot Manas- to take unto thee Mary thy wife,

And Manasses begot Amon. for that which is conceived in her And Amon begot Josias.

is of the Holy Ghost. 11 And Josias begot Jechonias 21 And she shall bring forth a -and his brethren, in the transmigra- Son; and thou shalt call his name tion of Babylon.

JESUS; for he shall save his people 12 And after the transmigration from their sins. of Babylon, Jechonias begot Sala- 22 Now all this was done that it thiel. "And Salathiel begot Zoro- might be fulfilled which the Lord babel.

spoke by the prophet, saying: 13 And Zorobabel begot Abiud. 23 Behold a virgin shall be with And Abiud begot Eliacim. And child, and bring forth a son, and Eliacim begot Azor.

they shall call his name Emmanuel, Ver. 11. In the transmigration. That is, about the time they were carried away captives to Babylon.

Ver. 16. The husband of Mary. The Evangelist gives us rather the pedigree of St. Joseph, than that of the blessed Virgin, to conform to the

custom of the Hebrews, who in their genealogies took no notice of women ; but as they were near a-kin, the pedigree of the one sheweth that of the other

ises.

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