Chap. i. The Generation of Chr,`#. Chap. I. The Gofpel according to St. M A T TH E W. That is, The Hillary of Chrifl's Birth, Life, Death, IRefatrrecíion, 4f -. cenfon, Doftrine, Covenant, Example, andWon ofhis Apo' les to preach Salvation through him to the World. Written by St, Mat- thew, a Converted Publican, one of the Twelve Apoftles, as Tradi- tionfàith, Eight Tears after Chrifi's Afcenfion ; whether in Greek, or in Hebrew after tranflated into Greek, is uncertain. C H A P. I. 9. And Ozias begat Joatham, r. "i°'He, Book of the generation andJoatham begat Achaz, and A- $(g chai begat Ezekias, ro. and .ze'- of Jefus Chrift, the fon kias begat Manafí-es, and Manafes ofDavid, the fonofAbraham. begat Amon, and Amon begat Jo- t. I begin this Hiftory ofChrift, with the ras It. and Jofias begatJechonias Genealogy or Catalogue of his Anceftcrs and his brethren, about the time according to the Line of yafeph his repu- ted Legal Father after the ilefh, fo far as to they were carried away to Baby- evince that he was the Son of David and Ion. ,Abraham, the rightful King of the Jews, 9. They were oft carried tway : But this and the promifed feed by their own fuppu- was a little before the molt notable Capti- tadon. vity. 2. Abraham begat Ifaac, and 12. And after they were brought Ifaac begat Jacob, and Jacob be- to Babylon, Jechonias begat Sala- gat Judas and his brethren, 3. And thiel, and Salathiel begat Zoroba- Judas begat Phares and Zara of bel, 13. and Zorobabel begat A. Thamar, and Phares begat Efrom, biud, and Abiud begatEliakim, and and Efrom begat Aram, 4. and A- Eliakim begat Azor. ram begat Aminadab, and Amina- ax- One old Copybath before [ iofiaabe- dab begat Naaffon, and Naaffon gar iakm, and 'how begat eehenia ; Dr. H. faith, in a very ancient Hebrew Copy begat Salmon, §. and Salmon be- of this Gofpel, this verte goeth (and Etiabm gat Booz of Rachab , and Booz begat ,Abner, and ...Abner begat .AZ,or :) By begat Obedof Ruth, and Obed be- either of which the number of fourteen Ge- gat Jeffe, 6. and Jeffe begat David nerations is kept entire. the King, and David the King be- 14. AndAzor begat Sadoc, and gat Solomon, of her that had, been Sadocbegat Achim, andAchim be- - gat Eliud, r g. and Eliud begat E' the Wife of Urias, 7. and Solo mon begat Roboam, and Roboam leazar, and EIeazar begat Mardian. begat Abia, and Abia begat Afa, and Matthan begat Jacob, 16. and 8. and Afa begat Jofaphat, and Jo- Jacob begat Jofeph the husband of faphat begat Joram, andJorambe- Mary, of whom was born Jefus gat Ozias. who ta called Chrift, 17. So all 8. ,Ahaziah,ÿo41, .Amaz.iahare here the generations from Abraham to gaffed by, perhaps as being, by the Mother Davidare fourteen generations, and of ,Ahaz,iah, of Omrza turfed Line, or for from David until the carrying away other unknown caufe : Note that the Law- intoBabylon are fourteen generati- ful Succeffion, much more the Grandchild ons, and from the carrying away or diftant iifue, is with the Hebrews called the Son or scores, though not immedi- ately. teen generations.'