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History of Jefus Chrift.

Luke, iii. 21-23.-Now, when all the people were baptized,

it came to pafs, that Jefus alfo being baptized, and praying,

the heaven was opened, and the Holy Ghoft defcended in a

bodily fhape, like a dove, upon him, and a voice came from

heaven, which faid, thou art my beloved fon; in thee I am
well pleased. And Jefus himself began to be about thirty
years of age, being, (as was fuppofed) the fan of Jofeph,
which was the fon of Heli,

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Hiftory of Jefus Chrift.

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Luke, iv. 18-32.-And when the Devil had ended all the

temptation he departed from him for a feafon. And Jefus

returned in the power of the fpirit into Galilee: and there

went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

And he taught in their fynagogues, being glorified of all.

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up:

and, as his custom was, he went into the fynagogue on the

Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was de-

livered unto him the book of the prophet Efaias: and, when

he had opened the book, he found the place where it was

written, the spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath

anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor; he hath fent

me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the

captives, and recovering of fight to the blind, to fet at liber-

ty them that are bruifed; to preach the acceptable year of

the Lord. And he clofed the book, and he gave it again to

the minifter, and fat down. And the eyes of all them that

were in the fynagogue were fastened on him. And he be-

gan to fay unto them, this day is this Scripture fulfilled in

your ears. And all bare him witnefs, and wondered at the

gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And

they said, is not this Jofeph's fon? And he faid unto them,

ye will furely fay unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thy-

felf: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do al-

fo here in thy country. And he faid, verily, I fay unto you,

no prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you

of a truth, many widows were in Ifrael in the days of Elias,

when the heaven was that up three years and fix months,

when great famine was throughout all the land; but unto

none of them was Elias fent, fave unto Sarepta, a city of Si-

don, unto a woman that was a widow. And many lepers

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