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Then faid Mary unto the Angel, How 34 Shall this be, feeing I know not a man?

And the Angel answered, and faid un- 35. to her, The holy Ghoft fhall come upon thee and the power of the Higheft fhall overshadow thee: therefore alfo that holy thing which shall be born of thee, Shall be called the Son of God; and behold thy 36, Cozen Elizabeth, he hath alfo conceived a Son in her old age: and this is the fixth month with her, who was called Barren; For with God nothing shall be 37. impoffible.

And Mary faid, Behold the handmaid 38, of the Lord, be it unto me according to thy word. And the Angel departed from



The Salutation of Mary and Eli- The hill counzabeth.

try of Judea.

AND Mary arofe in those Days, 39

and into the hill

with hafte, into a City of Juda, and en- 40.
tred into the houfe of Zacharias, and
faluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass 41.
that when Elizabeth heard the faluta-
tion of Mary, the babe leaped in her
womb: and Elizabeth was filled with
the holy Ghost, and the fpake out with
a loud voice, and faid, "Bleffed art thou
among Women, and bleffed is the fruit



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The hill coun-" of thy womb; and whence is this to try of Judea. « me, that the mother of my Lord fhould "come to me? For lo, as foon as the voice 43 of thy falutation founded in mine ears, "the babe leaped in my womb for joy; "and bleffed is the that believed: for "there fhall be a performance of those "things which were told her from the "Lord.


46. And Mary faid, "My foul doth mag-
"nifie the Lord, and my fpirit hath re-
joyced in God my Saviour. For he
"hath regarded the low eftate of his
"handmaiden: for behold from hence-
"forth all generations fhall call me blef-
49." fed. For he that is mighty hath done
to me great things,and holy is his Name,
So. "And his mercy is on them that fear
"him, from generation to generation,
"He hath fhew'd ftrength with his arm,
"he hath fcattered the proud in the ima-
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"down the mighty from their feats, $3," and exalted them of low degree. He "hath filled the hungry with good things, "and the rich he hath fent empty away. $4." He hath holpen his fervant Ifrael, in remembrance of his mercy; As he spake to our Fathers, to Abraham and to his "feed for ever.




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56. And Mary abode with her about
three months, and returned to her own

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The birth of John the baptift.

The hill coun

try of Judea. Luke i



row Elizabeth's full time came, that $7. she should be deliver'd; and the brought forth a fon. And her neighbours, 58. and her coufins heard how the Lord had fhewed great mercy upon her, and they rejoyced with her. And it came to pafs, 59. that on the eighth day they came to circumcife the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. And his mother answered and faid, Not 60. fo, but be fhall be called John. And they 61. faid unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. And 62. they made figns to his father, how he would have him called. And he asked 63. for a writing table and wrote, faying, His name is John. And they marvelled 64. all. And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loofed, and he spake and praised God, and fear came on all 65. that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judea. And 66. all they that had heard them, laid them up in their hearts, faying, What manner of Child fhall this be? And the hand of the Lord was with him.

And his Father Zacharias was filled 67. with the holy Ghoft, and prophefied faying" Bleffed be the Lord God of Ifrael, 68. CS for he hath vifited and redeemed his 69.

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The hill coun-"people, and hath raised up an horn of try of Judea. «falvation for us in the house of his ferLuke i. "vant David; as he fpake by the mouth 70% of his holy prophets, which have been "fince the world began, That we should "be faved from our enemies, and from "the hand of all that hate us. To per


72. form the mercy promifed to our fa



cc thers, and to remember his holy covenant, The oath which he fware to our Father Abraham, that he would grant unto us, that we, being delive"red out of the hands of our enemies, 75." might ferve him without fear, in holinefs and righteoufnefs before him "all the days of our life. And thou "child fhalt be called the prophet of "the Higheft: for thou fhalt go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; to give knowledge of falvation unto his people, by the remiffion of "their fins, through the tender mercy "of our God; whereby the day-fpring " from on high hath vifited us, to give light to them that fit in darkness, and "in the fhadow of death, to guide our "feet into the way of peace.





And the child grew, and waxed ftrong in fpirit, and was in the deferts' till the day of his fhewing unto Ifrael.





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Ætat. I.


The birth of Chrift.


OW the birth of Jefus Chrift was 18. Mat. i. on this wife.


When as his mother Mary was efpou-
fed to Jofeph, before they came toge--
ther fhe was found with child of the holy
Ghoft. Then Jofeph her husband being 19.
(a) a juft man,and not willing to make her
a publick example, was minded to put
her away privily. But while he thought 20.
on these things, behold the Angel of the
Lord appeared unto him in a dream,
faying, Fofeph thou fon of David, fear
not to take unto thee Mary thy Wife;
for that which is conceived in her, is of
the holy Ghoft. And she fhall bring forth 21.
a fon, and thou shalt call his name (b)
Fefus: for he shall fave his People from
their Sins. (Now all this was done that 22.
it might be fulfilled which was fpoken of
the Lord by the prophet [Ifai. VII. 14.]
faying, Behold a virgin fhall be with 23.
child, and fhall bring forth a fon, and
they fhall call his name Emmanuel
which being interpreted is God with


Then Jofeph being raised from fleep 24. did as the Angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And 25,

(a) Just in Hebrew is put for gentle and benign.
(b) Jefus fignifies Saviour.


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