History of Jesus Christ.

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Luke, ivi 18–32.-And when the Devil had ended all the

temptation he departed from him for a sealon. And Jesus

returned in the power of the spirit into Galilee : and there

went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

And he taught in their fynagogues, being glorified of all.

And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up :

and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the

Sabbath day, and stood up for to read. And there was de-

livered unto him the book of the prophet Efaias : and, when

he had opened the book, he found the place where it was

written, the fpirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath

anointed me to preach the Gospel to the poor ; he hath sent

me to heal the broken-hearted, to preach deliverance to the

captives, and tecovering of sight to the blind, to set at liber-

ty them that are bruised; to preach the acceptable year of

the Lord. And he closed the book, and he gave it again to

the minifter, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that

were in the fynagogue were fastened on him. And he be-

gan to say unto them, this day is this Scripture fulfilled in

your ears. And all bare him witness, and wondered at the

gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And

they said, is not this Joseph's fon? And he said unto them,

ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thy-

self : whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do al-

so here in thy country. And he said, verily, I say unto you,

RO prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you

of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias,

when the heaven was fhut up three years and six months,

when great famine was throughout all the land ; but unto

none of them was Elias fent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Si-

don, unto a woman that was a widow.' And many lepers


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