1:1¤ The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham:
1:2Abraham begot Isaac. And Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob begot Judas and his brethren.
1:3And Judas begot Phares and Zara of Thamar. And Phares begot Esron. And Esron begot Aram.
1:4And Aram begot Aminadab. And Aminadab begot Naasson. And Naasson begot Salmon.
1:5And Salmon begot Booz of Rahab. And Booz begot Obed of Ruth. And Obed begot Jesse.
1:6And Jesse begot David the king. And David the king begot Solomon, of her that had been the wife of Urias.
1:7And Solomon begot Roboam. And Roboam begot Abia. And Abia begot Asa.
1:8And Asa begot Josaphat. And Josaphat begot Joram. And Joram begot Ozias.
1:9And Ozias begot Joatham. And Joatham begot Achaz. And Achaz begot Ezechias.
1:10And Ezechias begot Manasses. And Manasses begot Amon. And Amon begot Josias.
1:11And Josias begot Jechonias and his brethren in the transmigration of Babylon.
1:12And after the transmigration of Babylon, Jechonias begot Salathiel. And Salathiel begot Zorobabel.
1:13And Zorobabel begot Abiud. And Abiud begot Eliacim. And Eliacim begot Azor.
1:14And Azor begot Sadoc. And Sadoc begot Achim. And Achim begot Eliud.
1:15And Eliud begot Eleazar. And Eleazar begot Mathan. And Mathan begot Jacob.
1:16And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.
1:17So all the generations from Abraham to David, are fourteen generations. And from David to the transmigration of Babylon, are fourteen generations: and from the transmigration of Babylon to Christ are fourteen generations.
1:18Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost.
1:19Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately.
1:20But while he thought on these things, behold the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Ghost.
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 was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying:
1:23Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
1:24And Joseph rising up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took unto him his wife.
1:25And he knew her not till she brought forth her first born son: and he called his name Jesus.
2:1¤ When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem,
2:2Saying: Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and are come to adore him.
2:3And king Herod hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
2:4And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born.
2:5But they said to him: In Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet:
2:6And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel.
2:7Then Herod, privately calling the wise men learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them;
2:8And sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go and diligently inquire after the child, and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come and adore him.
2:9Who having heard the king, went their way; and behold the star which they had seen in the East, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was.
2:10And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
2:11And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him: and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
2:12And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country.
2:13And after they were departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the child to destroy him.
2:14Who arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and retired into Egypt:
2:15And he was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Out of Egypt have I called my son.
2:16Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.
2:17Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying:
2:18A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not.
2:19But when Herod was dead, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph in Egypt,
2:20Saying: Arise, and take the child and his mother, and go into the land of Israel. For they are dead that sought the life of the child.
2:21Who arose, and took the child and his mother, and came into the land of Israel.
2:22But hearing that Archelaus reigned in Judea in the room of Herod his father, he was afraid to go thither: and being warned in sleep retired into the quarters of Galilee.
2:23And coming he dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was said by the prophets: That he shall be called a Nazarene.
3:1¤ And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea.
3:2And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
3:3For this is he that was spoken of by Isaias the prophet, saying: A voice of one crying in the desert, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths.
3:4And the same John had his garment of camel's hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: and his meat was locusts and wild honey.
3:5Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea, and all the country about Jordan:
3:6And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins.
3:7And seeing many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of vipers, who hath shewed you to flee from the wrath to come?
3:8Bring forth therefore fruit worthy of penance.
3:9And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham for our father. For I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up children to Abraham.
3:10For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that doth not yield good fruit, shall be cut down, and cast into the fire.
3:11I indeed baptize you in water unto penance, but he that shall come after me, is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire.
3:12Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly cleanse his floor and gather his wheat into the barn; but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.
3:13Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized by him.
3:14But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me?
3:15And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us to fulfil all justice. Then he suffered him.
3:16And Jesus being baptized, forthwith came out of 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 from heaven saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
4:1¤ Then Jesus was led by the spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil.
4:2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards he was hungry.
4:3And the tempter coming said to him: If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4:4Who answered and said: It is written, Not in bread alone doth man live, but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God.
4:5Then the devil took him up into the holy city, and set him upon the pinnacle of the temple,
4:6And said to him: If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down, for it is written: That he hath given his angels charge over thee, and in their hands shall they bear thee up, lest perhaps thou dash thy foot against a stone.
4:7Jesus said to him: It is written again: Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
4:8Again the devil took him up into a very high mountain, and shewed him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them,
4:9And said to him: All these will I give thee, if falling down thou wilt adore me.
4:10Then Jesus saith to him: Begone, Satan: for it is written: The Lord thy God shalt thou adore, and him only shalt thou serve.
4:11Then the devil left him; and behold angels came and ministered to him.
4:12And when Jesus had heard that John was delivered up, he retired into Galilee:
4:13And leaving the city Nazareth, he came and dwelt in Capharnaum on the sea coast, in the borders of Zabulon and of Nephthalim;
4:14That it might be fulfilled which was said by Isaias the prophet:
4:15Land of Zabulon and land of Nephthalim, the way of the sea beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles:
4:16The people that sat in darkness, hath seen great light: and to them that sat in the region of the shadow of death, light is sprung up.
4:17From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say: Do penance, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
4:18And Jesus walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea (for they were fishers).
4:19And he saith to them: Come ye after me, and I will make you to be fishers of men.
4:20And they immediately leaving their nets, followed him.
4:21And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets: and he called them.
4:22And they forthwith left their nets and father, and followed him.
4:23And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom: and healing all manner of sickness and every infirmity, among the people.
4:24And his fame went throughout all Syria, and they presented to him all sick people that were taken with divers diseases and torments, and such as were possessed by devils, and lunatics, and those that had the palsy, and he cured them:
4:25And much people followed him from Galilee, and from Decapolis, and from Jerusalem, and from Judea, and from beyond the Jordan.