THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Matthew (Author Matthew)

1:1Book of the generation of Jesus Christ, Son of David, Son of Abraham.

1:2Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob, and Jacob begat Juda and his brethren;

1:3and Juda begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom, and Esrom begat Aram,

1:4and Aram begat Aminadab, and Aminadab begat Naasson, and Naasson begat Salmon,

1:5and Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse,

1:6and Jesse begat David the king. And David begat Solomon, of her that had been the wife of Urias;

1:7and Solomon begat Roboam, and Roboam begat Abia, and Abia begat Asa,

1:8and Asa begat Josaphat, and Josaphat begat Joram, and Joram begat Ozias,

1:9and Ozias begat Joatham, and Joatham begat Achaz, and Achaz begat Ezekias,

1:10and Ezekias begat Manasses, and Manasses begat Amon, and Amon begat Josias,

1:11and Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, at the time of the carrying away of Babylon.

1:12And after the carrying away of Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel, and Salathiel begat Zorobabel,

1:13and Zorobabel begat Abiud, and Abiud begat Eliakim, and Eliakim begat Azor,

1:14and Azor begat Sadoc, and Sadoc begat Achim, and Achim begat Eliud,

1:15and Eliud begat Eliazar, and Eliazar begat Matthan, and Matthan begat Jacob,

1:16and Jacob begat Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.

1:17All the generations, therefore, from Abraham to David were fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away of Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the carrying away of Babylon unto the Christ, fourteen generations.

1:18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was thus: His mother, Mary, that is, having been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found to be with child of the Holy Spirit.

1:19But Joseph, her husband, being a righteous man, and unwilling to expose her publicly, purposed to have put her away secretly;

1:20but while he pondered on these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, son of David, fear not to take to thee Mary, thy wife, for that which is begotten in her is of the Holy Spirit.

1:21And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus, for *he* shall save his people from their sins.

1:22Now all this came to pass that that might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord, through the prophet, saying,

1:23Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which is, being interpreted, 'God with us.'

1:24But Joseph, having awoke up from his sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had enjoined him, and took to him his wife,

1:25and knew her not until she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.

2:1Now Jesus having been born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of Herod the king, behold magi from the east arrived at Jerusalem,

2:2saying, where is the king of the Jews that has been born? for we have seen his star in the east, and have come to do him homage.

2:3But Herod the king having heard of it, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;

2:4and, assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ should be born.

2:5And they said to him, In Bethlehem of Judaea; for thus it is written through the prophet:

2:6And *thou* Bethlehem, land of Juda, art in no wise the least among the governors of Juda; for out of thee shall go forth a leader who shall shepherd my people Israel.

2:7Then Herod, having secretly called the magi, inquired of them accurately the time of the star that was appearing;

2:8and having sent them to Bethlehem, said, Go, search out accurately concerning the child, and when ye shall have found him bring me back word, so that *I* also may come and do him homage.

2:9And they having heard the king went their way; and lo, the star, which they had seen in the east, went before them until it came and stood over the place where the little child was.

2:10And when they saw the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

2:11And having come into the house they saw the little child with Mary his mother, and falling down did him homage. And having opened their treasures, they offered to him gifts, gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

2:12And being divinely instructed in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

2:13Now, they having departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph, saying, Arise, take to thee the little child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be there until I shall tell thee; for Herod will seek the little child to destroy it.

2:14And, having arisen, he took to him the little child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt.

2:15And he was there until the death of Herod, that that might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.

2:16Then Herod, seeing that he had been mocked by the magi, was greatly enraged; and sent and slew all the boys which were in Bethlehem, and in all its borders, from two years and under, according to the time which he had accurately inquired from the magi.

2:17Then was fulfilled that which was spoken through Jeremias the prophet, saying,

2:18A voice has been heard in Rama, weeping, and great lamentation: Rachel weeping for her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.

2:19But Herod having died, behold, an angel of the Lord appears in a dream to Joseph in Egypt,

2:20saying, arise, take to thee the little child and its mother, and go into the land of Israel: for they who sought the life of the little child are dead.

2:21And he arose and took to him the little child and its mother, and came into the land of Israel;

2:22but having heard that 'Archelaus reigns over Judaea, instead of Herod his father,' he was afraid to go there; and having been divinely instructed in a dream, he went away into the parts of Galilee,

2:23and came and dwelt in a town called Nazareth; so that that should be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophets, He shall be called a Nazaraean.

3:1Now in those days comes John the baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judaea,

3:2and saying, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.

3:3For this is he who has been spoken of through Esaias the prophet, saying, Voice of him that crieth in the wilderness: prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.

3:4And John himself had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins, and his nourishment was locusts and wild honey.

3:5Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the country round the Jordan,

3:6and were baptised by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.

3:7But seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, Offspring of vipers, who has forewarned you to flee from the coming wrath?

3:8Produce therefore fruit worthy of repentance.

3:9And do not think to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father; for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.

3:10And already the axe is applied to the root of the trees; every tree therefore not producing good fruit is cut down and cast into the fire.

3:11*I* indeed baptise you with water to repentance, but he that comes after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not fit to bear; *he* shall baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire;

3:12whose winnowing fan is in his hand, and he shall thoroughly purge his threshing-floor, and shall gather his wheat into the garner, but the chaff he will burn with fire unquenchable.

3:13Then comes Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan to John, to be baptised of him;

3:14but John urgently forbad him, saying, *I* have need to be baptised of thee; and comest *thou* to me?

3:15But Jesus answering said to him, Suffer it now; for thus it becometh us to fulfil all righteousness. Then he suffers him.

3:16And Jesus, having been baptised, went up straightway from the water, and lo, the heavens were opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon him:

3:17and behold, a voice out of the heavens saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I have found my delight.

4:1Then Jesus was carried up into the wilderness by the Spirit to be tempted of the devil:

4:2and having fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he hungered.

4:3And the tempter coming up to him said, If thou be Son of God, speak, that these stones may become loaves of bread.

4:4But he answering said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word which goes out through God's mouth.

4:5Then the devil takes him to the holy city, and sets him upon the edge of the temple,

4:6and says to him, If thou be Son of God cast thyself down; for it is written, He shall give charge to his angels concerning thee, and on their hands shall they bear thee, lest in anywise thou strike thy foot against a stone.

4:7Jesus said to him, It is again written, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.

4:8Again the devil takes him to a very high mountain, and shews him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory,

4:9and says to him, All these things will I give thee if, falling down, thou wilt do me homage.

4:10Then says Jesus to him, Get thee away, Satan, for it is written, Thou shalt do homage to the Lord thy God, and him alone shalt thou serve.

4:11Then the devil leaves him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.

4:12But having heard that John was delivered up, he departed into Galilee:

4:13and having left Nazareth, he went and dwelt at Capernaum, which is on the sea-side in the borders of Zabulon and Nepthalim,

4:14that that might be fulfilled which was spoken through Esaias the prophet, saying,

4:15Land of Zabulon and land of Nepthalim, way of the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations:

4:16-- the people sitting in darkness has seen a great light, and to those sitting in the country and shadow of death, to them has light sprung up.

4:17From that time began Jesus to preach and to say, Repent, for the kingdom of the heavens has drawn nigh.

4:18And walking by the sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishers;

4:19and he says to them, Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men.

4:20And they, having left their trawl-nets, immediately followed him.

4:21And going on thence he saw other two brothers, James the son of Zebedee and John his brother, in the ship with Zebedee their father, mending their trawl-nets, and he called them;

4:22and they, having left the ship and their father, immediately followed him.

4:23And Jesus went round the whole of Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the glad tidings of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every bodily weakness among the people.

4:24And his fame went out into the whole of Syria, and they brought to him all that were ill, suffering under various diseases and pains, and those possessed by demons, and lunatics, and paralytics; and he healed them.

4:25And great crowds followed him from Galilee, and Decapolis, and Jerusalem, and Judaea, and beyond the Jordan.



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