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Note on Matt 1:25

Matt 1:25 And he knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus. St. Jerome shews, by divers examples, that this expression of the Evangelist was a manner of speaking usual among the … Continue reading

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Advent IV – Matt 1:22-24

22 Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: 23 Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which … Continue reading

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Advent IV – Matt 1:21

21 And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. For he shall save his people from their sins. Gloss: That Joseph should not suppose that he was no longer needed in this wedlock, seeing … Continue reading

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Advent IV – Matt 1:20

20 But while he thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in … Continue reading

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Advent IV – Matt 1:19

19 Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately. Pseudo-Augustine: Joseph, understanding that Mary was with child, is perplexed that it should be thus with her … Continue reading

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Advent IV – Matt 1:18

18 Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child, of the Holy Ghost. Jerome: But why is He conceived not of … Continue reading

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Advent III – Matt 11:9-11

9 But what went you out to see? a prophet? yea I tell you, and more than a prophet. Gregory: The office of a prophet is to foretell things to come, not to shew them present. John therefore is more … Continue reading

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