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THE TEMPTATION.

Luke iv, 1–13.

* And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost, returned from Jordan,

and was led by the spirit into the wilderness,

2 Being

forty days tempted of the devil.

And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered.

3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread.

4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word

of God. 9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple; and said unto him, If thou

Matt. iv. 1-11. thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee. And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;

Luke iv. 1-13. 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 a stone.

12 And Jesus answering, said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 5 And the devil taking him

up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world,

9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee,

If thou wilt fall down and worship me.

in a moment. 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.

13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he

10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan; for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

11 Then the devil

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John i. 19-34. 19 And this is the record of Pharisees. 25 And they asked John, when the Jews sent him, and said unto him, Why priests and Levites from Je baptizest thou then, if thou be rusalem, to ask him, Who art not that Christ, nor Elias, thou? 20 And he confessed, neither that prophet? 26 John and denied not; but confessed, answered them, saying, I bapI am not the Christ. 21 And tize with water : but there they asked him, What then? standeth one among you, whom Art thou Elias ? and he saith, ye know not; 27 He it is, who I am not. Art thou that pro- coming after me, is preferred phet? and he answered, Not. before me, whoes shoe's latchet 22 Then said they unto him, I am not worthy to unloose. Who art thou? that we may 28 These things were done in give an answer to them that Bethabara beyond Jordan, sent us: what sayest thou of where John was baptizing. thyself* ? 23 He said, I am 29 The next day John seeth the voice of one crying in the Jesus coming unto him, and wilderness, Make straight the saith, Behold the Lamb of way of the Lord, as said the God, which taketh away the prophet Esaias. 24 And they sin of the world. 30 This is he which were sent were of the of whom I said, After me

* See Vol. Nat., pp. 260, 261.

+ See Vol. Nat., pp. 263, 264.

John i. 19-34. cometh a man which is pre- 33 And I knew him not : but ferred before me: for he was he that sent me to baptize with before me. 31 And I knew water, the same said unto me, him not: but that he should Upon whom thou shalt see the be made manifest to Israel, Spirit descending, and remaintherefore am I come baptizing ing on him, the same is he with water. 2 And John bare which baptizeth with the Holy record, saying, I saw the Spirit Ghost. 34 And I saw, and bare descending from heaven like a record, that this is the Son of dove, and it abode upon him. God.

SECTION VIII.

DISCIPLES BROUGHT TO CHRIST.

John i. 35-51. 35 Again the next day after John speak, and followed him, John stood, and two of his was Andrew, Simon Peter's disciples; 36 And looking upon brother. 41 He first findeth Jesus, as he walked, he saith, his own brother Simon, and Behold, the Lamb of God! saith unto him, We have found 37 And the two disciples heard the Messias, which is, being inhim speak, and they followed terpreted, the Christ. 4And he Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, brought him to Jesus. And when and saw them following, and Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou saith unto them, What seek art Simon the son of Jona; thou ye? they said unto him, Rabbi, shalt be called Cephas, which (which is to say, being inter- is by interpretation, A stone. preted, Master,) where dwell- 43 The day following, Jesus est thou ?

39 He saith unto would go forth into Galilee, them, Come and see. They and findeth Philip, and saith came and saw where he dwelt, unto him, Follow me. 44 Now and abode with him that day: Philip was of Bethsaida, the for it was about the tenth hour. city of Andrew and Peter.

40 One of the two which heard 45 Philip findeth Nathanael, John i. 35-51. and saith unto him, We have under the fig-tree, I saw thee. found him, of whom Moses in 49 Nathanael answered and said the law, and the prophets, did unto him, Rabbi, thou art the write, Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God; thou art the son of Joseph. 46 And Natha- King of Israel.

50 Jesus annael said unto him, Can there swered and said unto him, any good thing come out of Because I said unto thee, I Nazareth ? Philip saith unto saw thee under the fig-tree, him, Come, and see.

47 Jesus

believest thou ? thou shalt see saw Nathanael coming to him, greater things than these. and saith of him, Behold an 51 And he saith unto him, Israelite indeed, in whom is no Verily, verily, I say unto you, guile! 48 Nathanael saith unto Hereafter ye shall see heaven him, Whence knowest thou open, and the angels 'of God me? Jesus answered and said ascending and descending unto him, Before that Philip upon the Son of man. called thee, when thou wast

SECTION IX.

THE MARRIAGE IN CANA OF GALILEE.

John ii. 1-12. 1 And the third day * there mine hour is not yet come. was a marriage in Cana of 5 His mother saith unto the Galilee; and the mother of servants, Whatsoever he saith Jesus was there : 2 and both

unto you, do it.

6 And there Jesus was called, and his dis- were set there six water-pots ciples, to the marriage.

3 And

of stone, after the manner of when they wanted wine, the the purifying of the Jews, conmother of Jesus saith unto taining two or three firkins him, They have no wine. apiece. 7 Jesus saith unto 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, them, Fill the water-pots with what have I to do with thee? water. And they filled them

* See Vol. Nativity, pp. 290, 291.

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