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5 and became as dead men. But the angel spake and said to the women, "Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek 6 Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said: come, see the place where [the Lord] 7 lay. And depart quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead: and, lo, he will go before you into Galilee; there ye shall see him. Lo, I have told 8 you." "And they quickly went out of the sepulchre, 9 with fear and great joy; and ran to tell his disciples. And [as they went to tell his disciples,] lo, Jesus met them, saying, "Hail." And they came near, and took hold Then saith Jesus un

10 of his feet, and did him obeisance.


to them,"Fear not: go, tell my brethren that they depart into Galilee; and there shall they see me."

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Now, as they were going, lo, some of the guard came into the city, and told the chief-priests all the things which 12 had been done. And when they had assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave much money to 13 the soldiers, saying, "Tell the people, His disciples came 14 by night, and stole him away while we slept.' And if this be heard of by the governor, we will prevail on him, 15 and render you secure." So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this report is spread abroad among the Jews until this day.


Afterward the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to`a 17 mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they did obeisance to him: but some had doubtedt.


And Jesus came near, and spake unto them, saying, "All power is given unto me in heaven and on earth.

"where he lay," is the reading of the Vat. MS. and of the Ethiopic and some other ancient versions.

+ Or, "some doubted," i. e. while Jesus was at a distance, and till he came near enough to be distinctly seen and beard, ver. 18. See Bp. Pearce. Beza conjectured that instead of aids the true reading is ovde, nor did they doubt at all;" but this confer. ture, though very plausible, is unsupported by manuscripts.

19 Go ye and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the 20 holy spirit*; teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, to the end of the aget."

* As a symbolical profession of that holy religion, which originated with the Fafher, was taught by Christ, the son (that is, the servant and messenger of God) and confirmed by the gifts of the holy spirit. Some have called in question the genuineness of this verse, but without sufficient authority. It is, however, evident that it was not intended to prescribe an invariable formula in the administration of baptism, for the apostles themselves baptized simply into the name of Jesus. See Acts viii. 16; xix. 5; 1. 43. That the holy spirit is here named in connexion with the Father and the Son, is no proof that the spirit has a distinct personal existence See Acts xx. 32; Eph. vi. 10. Much less can this phraseology be alleged as an argument that the three names express three divine and equal persons. See 1 Chron. xxix. 20. Some would render the passage, upon, or concerning, the name, etc. that is, receiving them to instruction upon these subjects. See Cappe's Dissertations.

To the end of the age, i. e. to the end of the Jewish dispensation; till the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple;-soon after which miraculous powers were withdrawn, and no personal appearances of Jesus Christ are recorded. See Bp. Pearce, Wakefield, etc.

The postscripts to Matthew's History are various, and of little authority, viz. “The end of Matthew's gospel: which was written by him at Jerusalem [or in Palestine] in the Hebrew language, eight years after Christ's ascension, and was translated by James, the Lord's brother.”





1 THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son

of God*.

2 As it is written in the prophet Isaiah†, “Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who will prepare thy way‡ : 3 The voice of one crying in the desert,' Prepare ye the way 4 of the Lord, make his paths straight;' John, accordingly||,

baptized in the desert, and proclaimed¶ the baptism of re5 pentance, for the remission of sins. And all the region of Judea, and all they of Jerusalem, went out unto him, and were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing 6 their sins. Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a leathern girdle about his loins; and he ate lo7 custs and wild honey. And he proclaimed††, saying, "One mightier than I cometh after me; the latchet of whose 8 sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. I indeed have baptized you with water: but he will baptize you with the holy spirit."


And it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in Jor

*Or, of Jesus Christ, a son of God.

+"in the prophets," R. T. If "Isaiah" is the true reading, Abp. Newcome observes that the remainder of the verse must be an early interpolation from Malachi iii, 1. "before thee," R. T. and N. These words are omitted in Griesbach's second edition. ++ N. m. preached, N. t.

I See Wakefield.

¶ N. m. preached, N. t.

10 dan. And immediately going up out of the water, he saw the heavens rent, and the spirit, as a dove, descend11 ing upon him. And a voice came from heaven, saying, "Thou art my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased."


And immediately the spirit sendeth him forth into the 13 desert and he was tempted by Satan forty days*; and was with the wild beasts: and the angels ministered unto him..

14 Now after John had been delivered up to prison, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming† the glad tidings [of the 15 kingdom] of God, [and] saying, "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God draweth near: repent, and believe the gospel."

16 Now as he walked by the lake of Galilee, he saw Simon,

and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the lake: for 17 they were fishers. And Jesus said unto them, "Come 18 after me, and I will make you to be fishers of men." And immediately they left [their] nets, and followed him. 19 And he went on a little further thence, and saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were 20 in a ship mending their nets. And immediately he called them and they left their father Zebedee in the ship with the hired servants, and went after Jesus.


And they enter into Capernaum; and immediately on 22 the sabbath he taught in the synagogue. And the people

were amazed at his doctrine : for he taught them as hav23 ing authority, and not as the scribes. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit||; and he 24 cried out, saying, "Ah! what have we to do with thee,

thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I 25 know who thou art, the holy One of God." And Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be silent, and come out of him."

• i. e. he was exposed to various trials for the discipline of his mind. See note on Matt. iv.

†N. m. preaching, N. t.

+ preparing, N.

Ian insane person.

26 And when the unclean spirit had convulsed him, and hađ 27 cried with a loud voice, he come out of the man. And all were astonished, so that they reasoned among themselves, saying, "What is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority he commandeth even the unclean 28 spirits, and they obey him." And immediately his fame went forth through all the country about Galilee.


And they immediately went out of the synagogue, and went with James and John into the house of Simon 30 and Andrew. Now the mother of Simon's wife lay sick 31 of a fever; and immediately they tell him of her. And he came near and took her by the hand, and raised her up and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.



Now when evening was come, and the sun was set, they brought unto him all that were sick, and those 33 that had demons. And all the city was gathered to

34 gether at the door.


And he cured many that were sick of various diseases, and cast out many demons: and suffered not the demons to say that they knew him.

And in the morning he rose up, while much of the night remained, and went out, and departed into a desert place, 36 and prayed there. And Simon, and those that were with 37 Simon, followed after him. And when they had found 38 him, they say unto him, "All men seek thee." And he

saith unto them, "Let us go into the neighbouring towns, that I may preach there also: for therefore I am come 39 forth." And he preached in their synagogues, throughout all Galilee; and cast out demons.


And a leper cometh to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, "If thou wilt, 41 thou canst make me clean." And Jesus, moved with compassion, stretched forth his hand, and touched him, 42 and saith to him, "I will; be thou made clean." And

* speak: for....N.

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