The Gospel of Matthew for Readers

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Title: The Gospel of Matthew for Readers
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The Gospel of Matthew for Readers
Editor's Preface
What is God's will for us? The answer can be found in the pages of the
Gospel of Matthew, a rich source of information detailing the Son of
God's instructions from Our Father to us. Here we learn, through Jesus'
teachings and actions, what we must keep of the old. We find what
must be replaced. We see what has been fulfilled and has come full
circle. We discover the new material and the new message. The Gospel
of Matthew holds out the keys to "this generation's" entry into the
kingdom of heaven ... if we have ears to hear and eyes to see.
This edition of the Gospel of Matthew is designed for easy reading and
is presented in chapter and paragraph style. The first chapter begins
with the birth of Jesus rather than the geneological listing which can
easily be found at the beginning of other editions. edited by Lightheart
1 The birth of Jesus Christ was thus: When Mary, His mother, was
espoused to Joseph, and before they came together, she was found with
child of the Holy Spirit. Joseph, a just man, not willing to make her a
public example, decided to put her away privately. But while he
thought about these things an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a
dream and said, Joseph, thou son of David, do not fear to take Mary as
thy wife. The one who is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. She
shall bring forth a son and thou shall call Him Jesus. He will save His

people from their sins.
All this was done so that what was spoken of the Lord by the prophet
might be fulfilled: Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring
forth a son, and they shall call His name Emmanuel, God with us. Then
Joseph awoke and did as the angel of the Lord told him and took unto
him his wife. He knew her not until she brought forth her firstborn son,
2 When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea, in the days of King
Herod, wise men from the east went to Jerusalem. They said, Where is
He that is born King of the Jews for we have seen His star in the east
and go to worship Him. When Herod heard these things, he was
troubled as was all Jerusalem. Herod gathered all the chief priests and
scribes together and demanded to know where Christ would be born.
They said, In Bethlehem of Judaea. It is written by the prophet: And
thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, the least among the princes of
Juda, yet out of thee shall come a Governor that shall rule my people.
Herod called the wise men to enquire about the time the star would
appear. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, Go and search diligently
for the young child. When ye have found Him bring me word that I
may come and worship Him also. After they met with the king they
departed; and, lo, the star which they saw in the east went before them
until it stood over the young child.
When they saw the star they rejoiced. The wise men came to the place
and saw the young child with Mary, His mother. They bowed down and
worshipped Him. They presented Him with gifts of gold, and
frankincense and myrrh.
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