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Joseph and his mother knew not of it. But they supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's journey ; and they fought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance. And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass that after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers. And when they saw him, they were amazed : and his mother faid unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have fought thee forrowing. And he said unto them, How is it that ye fought me wilt ye not that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not this saying which he spake unto them. And he went down with them, and cante to Nazareth, and was subject unto them : but his mother kept all these fayings in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.
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things in heaven and earth ; Mercifully hear the supplications of thy people ; and grant us thy peace all the days of our life, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Tbe Epistle. Rom. xii. 6.
is given to us, whether prophecy, let us prophely according to the proportion of faith ; or ministry, let us
PA RA P H R AS E. Oribe COLLECT for the second Sunday after the Epiphany. Omnipotent and eternal God, fupreme Lord of heaven and earth, favourably hear the petitions put up unto thee by thy people here af-mbled together, and grant us, during the whole course of our lives, peace faith God, thro' Jesus Christ our Lord, (Rom. v, 1.) Amen.
wait on our ministering; or he that teacheth, on teaching ; or he that exhorreth, on exhortation : he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with chearfulness. Let love be without diffimulation. Abhor that which is evil, cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another ; with brotherly love, in honour preferring one another : not slothful in business ; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope ; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints ; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you; bless
, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the fame mind one towards another. Mind not high things but condescend to men of low estate.
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lilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus faith unto him, They have no wine. · Jesus faith unto her, Woman what have I to do with thee? mine hour is not yet come. 'His mother faith unto the servants, Whatsoever he faith unto you, do it. And there were set there fix water-pots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins a piece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up to the brim. And he faith unto them, Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tafted the water that was made wine, and knew not whence it was (but the servants which drew the water knew) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, and faith unto him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine ; and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse : but thou haft kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and manifelled forth his glory, and his disciples believed on him.
of all men.
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upon our infirmities; And in all our dangers and necessities ftretch forth thy right hand to help and defend us, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Epistle. Rom. xii. 16. E not wise in your own conceits. Recompence to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the fight
If it be possible as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all '
men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourfelves, but rather givę place unto wrath ; for it is written, Vengeance is mine ; I will repay, faith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him ; if he thirst, give him drink : for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
The Gospel. St Matth. viii. 1.
multitudes followed him. And behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And inmediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jelus faith unto him, Sce thou tell no man, but go thy way, flew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded for a testimony unto them. And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching, him, and saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of
PA RA PHRASE. On ibe COLLECT for the third Sunday after the Epipbany. Omnipotent and eternal God, we beseech thee of thy great mercy to fapport us under our infirmities by the aid of thy holy spirit (Rom. viii. 26.) and when we are afrailed by dangers cithér spiritual or temporal, tretch out thy right hand in our' defence ; which we beg for the sake of Jelas Christ our Lord. Amen.
the palsy, grievously tormented. And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him. The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant Thall be healed. For I am a man under authority, having foldiers under me: and I say unto this man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. When Jesus heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no not in Ifrael. And I say unto you, that many shall come from the east, and west, and· shall lie down with Abraham, and Haac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of heaven. But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. And Jesus said unto the centurion, Go thy way, and as thou haft believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the self-fame hour.
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and great dangers, that by reason of the frailty of our Nature we cannot always stand upright; Grant to us such strength and protection, as may support us in all dangers, and carry us through all temptations, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
PA RA P H R AS E. On the COLLECT for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. O Lord, who knowest us to be surrounded by many and great dangers, both of enemies, and of our fins, who knowest all our frailuies, that we cannot with our utmon efforts, always persevere in our duty, but have al:vays fome neglects of it to answer for; we beseech thee so to strengthen and protect us, by thy grace and heavenly providence, that being supported in all the dangers to which we are exposed by the assaults of our enemies, or any unfortunate accident that may befall us, we may be enabled to resili every temptation; and this we pray for the sake of Jesus Chrift, our Lord. Amen.
The Epiftle. Rom. xiii. 1.
there is no power but of God : the powers that be, are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, relistech the ordinance of God: and they that relift, fhall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good Works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power ? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same : for he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid, for he bearech not the sword in vain : for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For, for this caose pay you tribute also: for they are God's minifters, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues ; tribute to whom tribute is due, cur. tom to whom cuftom, fear to whom fear, honour to whom honour.
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lowed him. And behold, there arose a great teinpest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves : but he was asleep. And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us, we perish. And he faith unto them, Why are ye fearful, Oye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the fed, and there was a great calın. But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of man is this, that even the winds and the fea obey him? And when he was come to the other side, into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two porfeffed with devils, corning out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way. And behold, they cried out, taying, What have we to do with chee, Jesus, thou Son of Gid? art thou come hicher to torment us before the cime? And there was a grod way off from them an herd of many fwine, feeding. So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cat us out, fuffer us to go away into