to the Lord for a propitiation for me.
And again: "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham."
Matthew, again, relates His generation as a man, saying, "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham; "
even as God did promise David that He would raise up from the fruit of his body an eternal King, having made the same promise to Abraham a long time previously, says: "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham"
: "The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham."
Matt. 1:1 - NIV, NAB - in Victorinus Commentary on the Apocalypse of the Blessed John
-has the effigy of a lion. And Matthew, "The hook of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham: "
For Matthew, writing for the Hebrews who looked for Him who was to come of the line of Abraham and of David, says:
"if one shall have cast an eye lustfully on," and stirred his soul with immodest commotion; when He judges murder
And the Magi (afford similar testimony) when they gaze wistfully upon the (Saviour's) star.
For Joseph is shown to be the son of Joachim and Jechoniah, as also Matthew sets forth in his pedigree.
was born Christ."
[Africanus ON The Genealogy IN The Holy Gospels.]
e has consumed all that it found! Woe to my feet, which have too often walked in ways displeasing to God! Woe to my body; and woe to my miserable soul, which has already turned aside from God its Maker! What shall I do when I arrive at that place where I must stand before the most righteous Judge, and when He shall call me to account for the works which I have heaped up in my youth? Woe to every man dying in his sins! Assuredly that same dreadful hour, which came upon my father Jacob,
And in the Gospel according to Matthew, the genealogy which begins with Abraham is continued down to Mary the mother of the Lord. "For," it is said,
Then, that he might free our mind from suspicion regarding Joseph, he says: "But the birth of Christ
To this effect they testify, [saying, ] that before Joseph had come together with Mary, while she therefore remained in virginity, "she was found with child of the Holy Ghost; "
Thekla. 18. The parent of Thy life, that unspotted Grace
Therefore Joseph, according to the command of the angel, took the virgin as his wife; nevertheless he knew her not, but took care of her, and kept her in chastity.
And Joseph was greatly afraid, and retired from her, and considered what he should do in regard to her.
And three months after her conception the righteous man Joseph returned from the place where he worked at his trade; and when he found my virgin mother pregnant, he was greatly perplexed, and thought of sending her away secretly.
Then again Matthew, when speaking of the angel, says, "The angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in sleep."
For she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins."
a womb, because the angel in the dream said to Joseph, "That which is born in her" (not of her) "is of the Holy Ghost."
And in like manner it was necessary that He should be taken away by His parents, acting under the instructions of an angel from heaven, who communicated to them the divine will, saying on the first occasion, "Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife; for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost; "
Matt. 1:20 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins."
Matt. 1:20 - NIV, NAB - in Pseudo-Gregory Thaumaturgus Twelve Topics on the Faith
And she shall bring forth a soil, and they shall call His name Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins."
And night came upon him; and, behold, an angel of the Lord appears to him in a dream, saying: Be not afraid for this maiden, for that which is in her is of the Holy Spirit; and she will bring forth a Son, and thou shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.
And Joseph rose from his sleep, and did as the angel of the Lord had said to him; and Mary abode with him.
And the angel of God who was sent to the same virgin at that time brought her good news, saying, "Behold, thou shalt conceive of the Holy Ghost, and shalt bear a Son, and He shall be called the Son of the Highest, and thou shalt call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins,"
For says [the Scripture], "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and He shall be called Immanuel."
And concerning His incarnation, "Behold, a virgin shall be with Child, and shall bring forth a Son; and they shall call his name Immanuel."
"Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel; which is, being interpreted, God with us."
and that the angel said to Joseph in a dream, "Now this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, Behold, a virgin shall be with child."
(which is, interpreted, "God with us"
Accordingly, a virgin did conceive and bear "Emmanuel, God with us."
Whereas, then, they contend that the novelty (of Christ's birth) consisted in this, that as the Word of God became flesh without the seed of a human father, so there should be no flesh of the virgin mother (assisting in the transaction), why should not the novelty rather be confined to this, that His flesh, although not born of seed, should yet have proceeded from flesh? I should like to go more closely into this discussion. "Behold," says he, "a virgin shall conceive in the womb."
eed, if all are figures, where will be that of which they are the figures? How can you hold up a mirror for your face, if the face nowhere exists? But, in truth, all are not figures, but there are also literal statements; nor are all shadows, but there are bodies too: so that we have prophecies about the Lord Himself even, which are clearer than the day For it was not figuratively that the Virgin conceived in her womb; nor in a trope did she bear Emmanuel, that is, Jesus, God with us.
That, therefore, had to be born which was conceived and was to be brought forth; that is to say, the Spirit, whose "name should be called Emmanuel which, being interpreted, is, God with us."
Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call His name Immanuel, which is, being interpreted, God with us."
Matt. 1:23 - NIV, NAB - in Cyprian Treatise XII Three Books of Testimonies Against the Jews
Also in the Gospel according to Matthew: "And ye shall call His name Emmanuel, which is, being interpreted, God with us."
And ye shall call His name Emmanuel; which is, interpreted, God with us."
it is thus written: "Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and ye shall call His name Immanuel; "which, being interpreted, is God with us.
For that He was to be born of a virgin, they read this prophecy: "Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a Son, and they shall call His name Emanuel."
And the child was very angry, and said to him: It is enough for thee to seek, and not to find; and most certainly thou hast not done wisely. Knowest thou not that I am thine? Do not trouble me.
; of the same kind; principal and subordinate; of equal length. Thou hast the lines of the A.
And the child's parents glorified God on account of the miracle that had happened, and adored Jesus.
And His mother, seeing the miracle that had happened, kissed Him, and kept within herself the mysteries which she had seen Him doing.
and calling all the poor of the village to the threshing-floor, He gave them the corn, and Joseph took away what was left of the corn. And He was eight years old when He did this miracle.
And His father Joseph saw it, and wondered, and embraced the child, and blessed Him, saying: Blessed am I, because God has given me this child.
And the child returned to Joseph's house; and Joseph was grieved, and gave orders to His mother, saying: Do not let him go outside of the door, because those that make him angry die.
And when the child heard this, He laughed at him directly, and said: Since thou hast spoken aright, and witnessed aright, for thy sake he also that was struck down shall be cured. And immediately the other master was cured. And Joseph took the child, and went away home.
And seeing this, the crowd that was standing by wondered, and said: Truly this child was either God or an angel of God, for every word of his is a certain fact. And Jesus went out thence, playing with the other children.
, and at the point of death, Jesus came near and blew upon the bite; and the pain ceased directly, and the beast burst, and instantly James remained safe and sound.
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