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St. James, Bishop of Jerusalem, is there martyred.
St. Paul being set at liberty, writeth to the Hebrews.
St. Luke writeth the acts of the apostles.
St. Paul writeth his first epistle to Timothy: and his epistle to

Titus.
St. Peter about this time writeth his second epistle.
St. Peter and St. Paul are imprisoned at Rome.
St. Paul writeth his second epistle to Timothy.
St. Peter and St. Paul are put to death by Nero.
St. John is cast into a cauldron of boiling oil at Rome, under

Domitian, and is banished thence to Patmos.
He writeth the Apocalypse.
He returneth to Ephesus under the emperor Nerva, and there

writeth his gospel. The time of the writing of 'his epistles

is uncertain. He dieth at Ephesus under Trajan, about the year 100.

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THE ORDER OF THE BOOKS OF THE NEW TESTAMENT, WITI

THEIR PROPER NAMES, AND NUMBER OF THEIR CHAPTERS.

Matthew huth Chapters
Mark
Luke
John
The Acts of the Apostles
The Epistle to the Romans
I. Corinthians
II. Corinthians
Galatians
Ephesians
Philippians
Colossians
I. Thessalonians
II. Thessalonians

28 I. Timothy hath Chapters 16 II. Timothy 24 Titus 21 Philemon 28 The Epistle to the Hebrews 16 The Epistle of James 16 I. Peter 13 II. Peter 6 1. John 6 II. John 4 III. John 4 Jude 5 The Revelation of St. John the

Divine

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The GOSPEL according to St. MATTHEW.
CHAP. I.

14 And Azor begot Sadoc. And
The Genealogy of Christ. Sadoc begot Achim. And Achim
T
THE Book of the Generation of begot Eliud.

JESUS CHRIST, the Son of 15 And Eliud begot Eleazar. David, the son of Abraham. And Eleazar begot Mathan. And

2 Abraham begot Isaac. And Mathan begot Jacob. Isaac begot Jacob. And Jacob be 16 And Jacob begot Joseph-the got Judas and his brethren; husband of MARY, of whom was

3 And Judas begot Phares and born Jesus who is called CHRIST. Zara of Thamar. And Phares begot 17 So all the generations, from Esron. And Esron begot Aram. Abraham to David, are fourteen

4 And Aram begot Aminadab. generations. And from David to And Aminadab begot Naasson. the transmigration of Babylon, are And Naasson begot Salmon. fourteen generations. And from

5 And Salmon begot Booz of the transmigration of Babylon to Rahab. And Booz begot Obed of CHRIST, are fourteen generations. Ruth. And Obed begot Jesse. 18 Now the generation of CHRIST

6 And Jesse begot David the was in this wise. When as his king. And David the king begot mother Mary was espoused to JoSolomon, of her that had been the seph, before they came together, wife of Urias.

she was found with child of the 7 And Solomon begot Roboam. Iloly Ghost. And Roboam begot Abia. And Abia 15 Whereupon Joseph her husbegot Asa.

band, being a just man, and not 8 And Asa begot Josaphat. And willing publicly to expose her, was Josaphat begot Joram. Ånd Joram minded to put

her

away privately. begot Ozias.

20 But while he thought on these 9 And Ozias begot Joatham. things, behold the angel of the Lord And Joatham begot Achaz. And appeared to him in his sleep, sayAchaz begot Ezechias.

ing: Joseph, son of David, fear not 10 And Ezechias begot Manas- to take unto thee Mary thy wife,

And Manasses begot Amon. for that which is conceived in her And Amon begot Josias.

is of the Holy Ghost. 11 And Josias begot Jechonias 21 And she shall bring forth a and his brethren, in the transmigra- Son; and thou shalt call his name tion of Babylon.

JESUS; for he shall save his people 12 And after the transmigration from their sins. of Babylon, Jechonias begot Sala 22. Now all this was done that it thiel. "And Salathiel begot Zoro- might be fulfilled which the Lord babel.

spoke by the prophet, saying: 13 And Zorobabel begot Abiud. 23 Behold a virgin shall be with And Abiud begot Eliacim. · And child, and bring forth a son, and Eliacim begot Azor.

they shall call his name Emmanuel, Ver. 11. In the transmigration. That is, about the time they were carried away captives to Babylon.

Ver. 16. The husband of Mary. The Evangelist gives us rather the pedigree of St. Joseph, than that of the blessed Virgin, to conform to the custom of the Hebrews, who in their genealogies took no notice of women; but as they were near a-kin, the pedigree of the one sheweth that of the other.

ses.

which being interpreted is, God, east, went before them, until it with us.

came and stood over where the 24 And Joseph rising up from child was. sleep, did as the angel of the Lord 10 And seeing the star, they rehad commanded him, and took joiced with exceeding great joy. unto him his wife.

11 And entering into the house, 25 And he knew her not till she they found the child with MARY his brought forth her first-born Son : mother, and falling down they and he called his name Jesus. adored him: and opening their CHAP. II.

treasures, they offered him gifts, The offerings of the wise men. gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

OW when JESUS was born in 12 received an days of King Herod, behold, there return to Herod, they went back came wise men from the east to Je- another way into their country. rusalem,

13 And after they were depart2 Saying, where is he that is ed, behold an angel of the Lord born King of the Jews ? for we have appeared in sleep to Joseph, say seen his star in the east, and are ing: Arise, and take the child and come to adore him.

his mother, and fly into Egypt, and 3 And King Herod hearing this, be there until I shall tell thee. was troubled, and all Jerusalem For it will come to pass that Herod with him.

will seek the child to destroy him. 4 And assembling together all 14 Who arose, and took the child the chief priests and the scribes of and his mother by night, and retithe people, he inquired of them red into Egypt : and he was there where Christ should be born. until the death of Herod :

5 But they said to him: In Beth 15 That it might be fulfilled lehem of Juda. For so it is writ- which the Lord spoke by the proten by the prophet:

phet, saying: Out of Egypt have 6 And thou Bethlehem the land I called my Son. of Juda art not the least among the 16 Then Herod perceiving that princes of Juda;

for out of thee shall he was deluded by the wise men, come forth the Ruler that shall rule was exceeding angry; and sending, my people Israel.

killed all the men-children that were 7 Then Herod, privately calling in Bethlehem, and in all the borders the wise men, learned diligently of thereof, from two years old and unthem the time of the star which ap- der, according to the time which peared to them;

he had diligently inquired of the 8 And sending them into Beth-wise men. lehem, said; Go and diligently in 17 Then was fulfilled that which quire after the child : and when was spoken by Jeremias the proyou have found him, bring me word phet, saying: again, that I also may come and 18 A voice in Rama was heard, adore him.

lamentation and great mourning ; 9 Who having heard the king, Rachel bewailing her children, and went their way, and behold the would not be comforted because they star which they had seen in the'are not.

Ver. 25. Til-first-born. This is a mode of speech common among the Hebrews; and only assures us that our blessed Lady was a virgin when she brought forth her son ; which is the great point the Evangelist has here in view ; without alluding to any subsequent mak tor. But by apostolical tradition we are assured, that she always remained a virgin.

10 But when Herod was dead, 8 Bring forth therefore fruit wor behold, an angel of the Lord ap- thy of penance. peared in sleep to Joseph in 9 And think not to say within Egypt,

yourselves, we have Abraham for 20 Saying: Arise, and take the our father. For I tell you that God child and his mother, and go into is able of these stones to raise up the land of Israel. For they are children to Abraham. dead that sought the life of the 10 For now the axe is laid to the child.

root of the trees. Every tree there21 Who arose, and took the child fore that doth not yield good fruit and his mother, and came into the shall be cut down, and cast into the land of Israel.

fire. 22 But hearing that Archelaus 11 I indeed baptize you in wareigned in Judea in the room of ter unto penance, but he that shall Herod his father, he was afraid to come after me, is mightier than I, go thither: and being warned in whose shoes I am not worthy to sleep retired into the quarters of bear; he shall baptize you in the Galilee.

Holy Ghost and fire. 23 And coming, he dwelt in a 12 Whose fan is in his hand, and city called Nazareth : that it might he will throughly cleanse his floor, be fulfilled

which was said by the and gather his wheat into the barn, prophets : That he shall be called a but the chaff he will burn with unNazarite.

quenchable fire. CHAP. Ill.

13 Then cometh Jesus from GaThe preaching of John. lilee to the Jordan unto John to be Anheir those days.cometh John baptized by hinge

14 But John stayed him, saying; desart of Judea.

I ought to be baptized by thee, and 2 And saying: Do penance: for comest thou to me ? the kingdom of Heaven is at hand. 15 And Jesus answering, said to

3 For this is he that was spoken him : Suffer it to be so now. For of by Isaias the prophet, saying: A so it becometh us to fulfill all jusvoice of one crying in the desert, tice. Then he suffered him. prepare ye the way of the Lord, 16 And Jesus being baptized, make straight his paths.

forthwith came out of the water : 4 And the same John had his and lo, the Heavens were opened garment of camel's-hair, and a lea- to him: and he saw the spirit of thern girdle about his loins : and his God descending as a dove, and meat was locust and wild honey. coming upon him.

5 Then went out to him Jerusa 17 And behold a voice from lem and all Judea, and all the Heaven, saying: This is my belocountry about Jordan :

ved Son, in whom I am well plea6 And were baptized by him in sed. the Jordan, confessing their sins.

CHAP. IV. 7 And seeing many of the Phari Christ's

fast of forty days, &c. THE

THEN JESUS was led by the baptism, he said to them: Ye brood Spirit into the desert, to be of vipers, who hath shewed you to tempted by the devil. flee from the wrath to come

?

And when he had fasted forty

Ver. 2. Do penance. Pænitentiam agite nelavoefTE.-Which word, according to the use of the scriptures, and the holy fathers, does not only signify repentance and amendmen' of life, but also punishing past sins by fasting and such liko penitential exercises

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