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Judah's idolatry, &c. CHAP. II. Coming of the Messiah

3 Behold, I will corrupt your he might seek a godly seed. Thereseed, and spread dung upon your fore take heed to your spirit, and faces, even the dung of your solemn let none deal treacherously against feasts; and one shall take you away the wife of his youth. with it.

16 For the LORD, the God of 4 And ye shall kņow that I have Israel, saith, that he hateth putting sent this commandment unto you, away: for one covereth violence that my covenant might be with with his garment, saith the LORD Levi, saith the LORD of hosts. of hosts: therefore take heed to

5 My covenant was with him of your spirit, that ye deal not
life and peace; and I gave them to treacherously.
him for the fear wherewith he 17 Ye have wearied the LORD
feared me, and was afraid before with your words. Yet ye say,
% The law of truth was in his When ye say, Every one that doeth
mouth, and iniquity was not found evil is good in the sight of the
in his lips : he walked with me in LORD, and be delighteth in them;
peace and equity, and did turn or, Where is the God of judg
away from iniquity.

ment? 7 For the priest's lips should

CHAP. III. keep knowledge, and they should Christ's Forerunner and Coming.

his , is the messenger of the LORD of D senger, and he shall prepare hosts.

the way before me: and the Lord, 8 But ye are departed out of the whom ye seek, shall suddenly way; ye have caused many to come to his temple, even the messtumble at the law; ye have cor- senger of the covenant, whom ye rupted the covenant of Levi, saith delight in: behold, he shall come, the LORD of hosts.

saith the LORD of hosts. 9 Therefore have I also made 2 But who may abide the day of you contemptible and base before his coming ? and who shall stand all the people, according as ye when he appeareth? for he is have not kept my ways, but have like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' been partial in the law.

soap. 10 Have we not all one father? 3 And he shall sit as a refiner and hath not one God created us ? purifier of silver : and he shall puwhy do we deal teacherously every tify the sons of Levi, and purge man against his brother, by pro- them as gold and silver, that they faning the covenant of our fathers? may offer unto the LORD an offer

11. Judah bath dealt treacher-ing in righteousness. ously, and an abomination is com 4 Then shall the offering of Judah mitted in Israel and in Jerusalem; and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the for Judah hath profaned the holi- LORD, as in the days of old, and as ness of the LORD which he loved, in former years. and hath married the daughter of a 5 And I will come near to you to strange god.

judgment: and I will be a swift 12 The LORD will cut off the witness against the sorcerers, and man that doeth this, the master against the adulterers, and against and the scholar, out of the taber- false swearers, and against those nacles of Jacob, and him that that oppress the hireling in his waoffereth an offering unto the LORD ges, the widow, and the fatherless, of hosts.

and that turn aside the stranger 13 And this have ye done again, from his right, and fear not me, covering the altar of the LORD with saith the LORD of hosts. tears, with weeping, and with cry 6 For I am the LORD, I change ing out, insomuch that he regard- not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are eth not the offering any more, or not consumed. receiveth it with good will at your

7 1 Even from the days of your fa hand.

thers ye are gone away from mine 14 | Yet ye say, Wherefore ? Be- ordinances, and have not kept cause the LORD hath been witness them. Return unto me, and I will between thee and the wife of thy return unto you, saith tho LORD of youth, against whom thou hast hosts. But ye said, Wherein shall dealt treacherously, yet is she thy we return ? companion, and the wife of thy 81 Will a man rob God? Yet ye covenant.

have robbed me. But ye say 15 And did not he make one? Wherein have we robbed thee Yet had he the residue of the In tithes and offerings. Spirit. And wherefore one? That 9 Ye are cursed with a curse




Infidelity of the people. MALACHI. Elijah's coming and ofice for ye have robbed me, even this, I make up my jewels; and I wil whole nation.

spare them, as a man spareth his 10 Bring ye all the tithes into the own son that serveth him. store-house, that there may be meat 18 Then shall ye return and in my house, and prove me now discern between the righteous and herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if the wicked, between him that serI will not open you the windows of veth God and him that serveth him heaven, and pour you out a bless-not. ing, that there shall not be room


God's Judgment on the Wicked. hou And I will rebuke, the de F that shall bum as an oven

NOR behold, the day cometh. vourer for your sakes, and he shall not destroy the fruits of your and all the proud, yea, and al ground; neither shall your vine cast that do wickedly, shall be stubble her fruit before the time in the field, and the day that cometh shall burn saith the LORD of hosts.

them up, saith the LORD of hosts. 12 And all nations shall call you that it shall leave them neither root blessed: for ye shall be a delight- nor branch. some land, saith the LORD of 2 1 But unto you that fear my hosts.

name, shall the Sun of righteousness 13 | Your words have been stout arise with healing in his wings: against me, saith the LORD. Yet and ye shall go forth, and grow up a ye say, What have we spoken so calves of the stall. much against thee?

3 And ye shall tread down the 14 Ye have said, It' is vain to wicked; for they shall be ashes serve God: and what profit is it under the soles of your feet in the that we have

kept his ordinance, day that I shall do this, saith the and that we have walked mourn- LORD of hosts. fully before the LORD of hosts ? 4 T Remember ye the law of

15 And now we call the proud Moses my servant, which I coor nappy ; yea, they that work wick-manded unto him in Horeb for al edness are set up; yea, they that Israel, with the statutes and judgtempt God are even delivered. ments.

16 TT Then they that feared the 5 Behold, I will send you Elijah LORD spake often one to another; the prophet before the coming of and the LORD hearkened, and heard the great and dreadful day of the it:

and a book of remembrance was LORD: written before him for them that 6 And he shall turn the heart of feared the LORD, and that thought the fathers to the children, and the upon his name.

heart of the children to their fa. 17 And they shall be mine, saith thers, lest I come and smite the the LORD of hosts, in that day when earth with a curse.


The End of the Old Testament.

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The Order of the Books of the New Testament, and the Number of

Chapters in each Book.

St. Matthew, . Chapters 28 St. Paul's Epistles :
St. Mark,

16 1st to Timothy, Chapters 6 St. Luke,

24 2d to Timothy, St. John,

21 To Titus, Acts of the Apostles,

28 To Philemon, St. Paul's Epistles :

To the Hebrews, . To the Romans,

16 1st to the Corinthians, 16 Epistle of St. James, 2d to the Corinthians, 13 Ist Epistle of St. Peter, To the Galatians,

62d Epistle of St. Peter, To the Ephesians,

6 Ist Epistle of St. John, To the Philippians,

42 Epistle of St. John, To the Colossians,

4/3d Epistle of St. John, 1st to the

Thessalonians, 5 Epistle of St. Jude, 21 to the Thessalonians, 3 Revelation of St. John,

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9 The GOSPEL according to ST. MATTHEW.


18 | Now the birth of Jesus Christ The Genealogy of Christ. was on this wise: When as his Jesus

Christ, the son of David, Joseph, before they came together, the son of Abraham.

she was found with child of the 2 Abraham begat Isaac ; and Holy Ghost. Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob be 19 Then Joseph her husband, gat Judas and his brethren; being a just man, and not wil

3 And Judas begat Phares and ling to make her á public examZara of Thamar;

and Phares begat ple, was minded to put her away Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram; privily.

4 And Aram begat Aminadab; 20 But while he thought on and Aminadab begat Naasson; and these things, behold, the angel of Naasson begat Salmon;

the Lord appeared to him in a 5 And Salmon begat Booz of dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of David, fear not to take unto thee Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse; Mary thy wife: for that which is

6 And Jesse begat David the king; conceived in her is of the Holy and David the king begat Solomon Ghost. of her that had been the wife of 21 And she shall bring forth a Urias;

son, and thou shalt call his name 7 And Solomon begat Roboam; JESUS: for he shall save his peoand Roboam begat Abia; and ple from their sins. Abia begat Asa;

22 Now all this was done, that 8 And Asa begat Josaphat; and it might be fulfilled which was spoJosaphat begat Joram; and Joram ken of the Lord by the prophet, begat Ozias;

saying, 9 And Ozias begat Joatham; and 23 Behold, a virgin shall be with Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz child, and shall bring forth a son, begat Ezekias;.

and they shall call his name Em10 And Ezekias begat Manasses; manuel, which being interpreted is, and Manasses begat Amon; and God with us. Amon begat Josias ;

24 Then Joseph, being raised 11 And Josias begat Jecho from sleep, did as the angel of the nias and his brethren, about the Lord had bidden him, and took unto time they were carried away to him his wife: Babylon:

25 And knew her not till she 12 And after they were brought had brought forth her first-born to Babylon, Jechonias begat Sala- son: and he called his name thiel; and Salathiel begat Zoroba- JESUS. bel;

CHAP. II. 13 And Zorobabel begat Abiud; The Wise Men worship Christ. and Abiydo begat Eliakim; and NB When Jesus was born in

14 And Azor begat Sadoc; and days of Herod the king, behold, Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim there came wise men from the east begat Eliud;

to Jerusalem, 15 And Eliud begat Eleazar and 2 Saying, Where is he that is born Eleazar begat Matthan; and Mat- King of the Jews ? for we have seen than begat Jacob;

his star in the east, and are come to 16 And Jacob begat Joseph the worship him. husband of Mary, of whom was 3 When Herod the king had heard born Jesus, who is called Christ. these things, he was troubled, and

17 So all the generations from all Jerusalem with him. Abraham to David are fourteen 4 And when he had gathered all generations; and from David until the chief priests and scribes of the the carrying away into Babylon people together, he demanded of are fourteen generations, and from thern where Christ should be born. the carrying away into Babylon 5 And they said unto him, In unto Christ are fourteen genera- Bethlehem of Judea: for thus it is

written by the propbet,

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