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dalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.

And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, (2 that they might come and anoint him. "And very early


on the first day of the week, they come to the tomb when the sun was risen. "And they were saying among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of (4 the tomb? "and looking up, they see that the stone is (5 rolled back for it was exceeding great. "And entering into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, arrayed in a white robe; and they were amazed. 6 "And he saith unto them, Be not amazed: ye seek Jesus, the Nazarene, which hath been crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold, the place where they laid him! "But go, tell his disciples and Peter, He goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. (8) "And they went out, and fled from the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them: and they said nothing to any one; for they were afraid.



1 Now when he was risen early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom (10 he had cast out, seven devils. "She went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. (11 "And they, when they heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, disbelieved.


And after these things he was manifested in another

1 The two oldest Greek manuscripts, and some other authorities, omit from ver. 9 to the end. Some other authorities have a different ending to the Gospel.

2 Gr. demons.

A. V. CH. XVI. I (had). . (sweet); 2 (in the morning). . came unto.. sepulchre at the rising of; 3 said. . sepulchre; 4 (when they) looked..saw.. was.. away ..very; 5 sepulchre..clothed..(long).. garment. . affrighted; 6 affrighted..of Nazareth. . was; 7 (your way).. (that); 8 [quickly].. sepulchre.. they trembled.. were amazed neither..any thing; 9 Jesus..] out of |; 10 (And); II (had).. believed not; 12 that. . appeared.

form unto two of them, as they walked, on their way into 13 the country. "And they went away and told it unto the rest neither believed they them.



And afterward he was manifested unto the eleven themselves as they sat at meat; and he upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. "And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and 16 preach the gospel to the whole creation. "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned. "And these signs shall follow them that believe: in my name shall they cast out 18 'devils; they shall speak with new tongues; "they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall in no wise hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.


19) So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken unto them,

was received up into heaven, and sat down at the right 20 hand of God. "And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word by the signs that followed. Amen.

1 Gr. demons.

2 Some ancient authorities omit new.

A. V. (and went); 13 residue; 14 appeared; 15 every creature; 16 believeth not.. damned; 18 not; 19 on; 20 with. . following.



1 I


FORASMUCH as many have taken in hand to draw up a narrative concerning those matters which have been 2 'fulfilled among us, "even as they delivered them unto us,

which from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers (3 of the word, "it seemed good to me also, having traced the course of all things accurately from the first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus; "that thou mightest know the certainty concerning the things 3 wherein thou wast instructed.




THERE was in the days of Herod, king of Judæa, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abijah: and he had a wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her 6 name was Elisabeth. "And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordi7 nances of the Lord blameless. "And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years.


Now it came to pass, while he executed the priest's (9) office before God in the order of his course, "according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to enter into

to the temple of the Lord and burn incense.

"And the

whole multitude of the people were praying without at "And there appeared unto him an


the hour of incense.

1 Or, fully established
word of mouth

2 Gr. words.

4 Gr. advanced in their days.

3 Or, which thou wast taught by 5 Or, sanctuary

A. V. CH. I. I set forth in order.. declaration of.. things..are most surely believed; 3 had perfect understanding.. (very); 4 of those..hast been; 5 [the].. Abia. . | his .. (was); 8 And..(that); 9 (to)..(when he) went; 10 time.


15 and gladness; and many shall



angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar 12) of incense. "And Zacharias was troubled when he saw 13 him, and fear fell upon him. "But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: because thy supplication is heard, and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. "And thou shalt have joy rejoice at his birth. "For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor 'strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. 16 "And many of the children of Israel shall he turn unto the Lord their God. "And he shall 3 go before his face in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to walk in the wisdom of the just; to make ready for the Lord a people 18 prepared for him. "And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. "And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and I was sent to speak unto thee, and to bring 20 thee these good tidings. "And behold, thou shalt be silent and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall come to pass, because thou believedst not my 21 words, which shall be fulfilled in their season. "And the


people were waiting for Zacharias, and they marvelled 225 while he tarried in the temple. "And when he came

out, he could not speak unto them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple: and he continued making signs unto them, and remained dumb. (23 "And it came to pass, when the days of his ministration. were fulfilled, he departed unto his house.

1 Gr. sikera.

3 Some

4 Gr. advanced in her

2 Or, Holy Spirit: and so throughout this book.
ancient authorities read come nigh before his face.
6 Or, sanctuary


5 Or, at his tarrying

A. V.-13 for..prayer; 15 neither; 16 to; 17 him. .Elias.. to; 19 am.. shew..glad; 20 performed.. believest; 21 waited.. long; 22 for.. beckoned..speechless; 23 (that), as soon as..

24) And after these days Elisabeth his wife conceived; 25 and she hid herself five months, saying, "Thus hath the Lord done unto me in the days wherein he looked upon me, to take away my reproach among men.



Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, "to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the (28 house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. "And

he came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art 'highly (29 favoured, the Lord is with thee. "But she was greatly

troubled at the saying, and cast in her mind what man30 ner of salutation this might be. "And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found 3 favour 31 with God. "And behold, thou shalt conceive in thy

womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name 32 JESUS. "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: "and he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom. 34) there shall be no end. "And Mary said unto the angel, (35) How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? "And the


angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee: wherefore also 5 that which is to be 36) born shall be called holy, the Son of God. "And behold, Elisabeth thy kinswoman, she also hath conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her that was called barren. "For no word from God shall be void of power. "And Mary said, Behold, the 'hand



1 Or, endued with grace


women. See ver. 42.

Many ancient authorities add blessed art thou among
3 Or, grace
4 Gr. unto the ages.
5 Or, the
6 Or, is begotten
9 Gr. bondmaid.

holy thing which is to be born shall be called the Son of God.
7 Some ancient authorities insert of thee.

8 Or, is

A. V.—24 those; 25 dealt with..on; 26 And; 27 espoused; 28 [the angel]..[blessed art thou among women]; 29 And [when she saw him]..[his].. should; 32 Highest ; 34 Then; 35 Highest..therefore.. || thing || .. shall.. [of thee]; 36 cousin.. who; 37 | with .. nothing. .impossible.

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