si teafe Barabbas unto them. And his left. And the seripture was Le Pilate answered, and said again fulilled, which faith; And he

unto them, what will ye then was numbered with the transIn that I shall do unto hin whom gressors. And they that passed

ye call the King of the Jews ? by, railed on him, wagging their D and they cried out again, Cruci- heads, and saying, Ah, thou, 4 fy him. Then filate said unto that destroyeft the temple, and

them, Why, what evil hath he buildeft it in three days, save

done? And they cried out the thy self, and come down from ç more exceedingly, Crucify him. the cross. Likewise also the chief

And so Pilate willing to content priests mocking, faid among 1, the people, released Barabbas themselves, with the scribes, He

unto them, and delivered Jesus, saved others ; himself he cannot

when he had scourged him to save. Let Christ the King of Israsabe crucified And the soldiers led el descend now from the cross,

him away into the hall called that we may fee and believe. Pretorium; and they call toge. And they that were crucified ther the whole band. And they with him, reviled him. And clothed him with purple, and when the fixth hour was come, platted a crown of thorns, and there was darkness over put it about bis head, and began whole land, until the ninth to falute him, Hail, King of the hour. And at the ninth hour les Jews! And they (mote him on sus cried with a loud voice, faythe head with a reed, and did ing, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachtbani? fpit upon him, and bowing which is being interpreted, My their knees, worshipped him. God, my God, why haft thou And when they had mocked forsaken me? and some of them him, they took off the purple that stood by, when they heard from him, and put his own it, faid, Behold, he calleth Elias. clothes on him, and led him out And one ran and filled a spunge to crucify him. And they com- full of vinegar, and put it on a pel one Šimon a Cyrenian, who reed, and gave him to drink, passed by, coming out of the saying, Let alone ; let us fee country, the father of Alexan- whether Elias will come to take der and Rufus, to bear his cross. him down. And Jesus cried And they bring him unto the with a loud voice, and gave up place Golgotha, which is, being the ghoft. And the vail of the interpreted. The place of a scull. temple was rent in twain, from And they gave him to drink, the top to the bottom. And wine mingled with myrrh ; but when the centurion which he received it not, And when stood over against him, saw that they had crucified him, they he so cried out, and gave up the parted his garments, cafting ghost, he said, Truly, this man lots upon them, what every was the Son of God. man should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified Wednesday before Eafter. him, And the superscription of

The Epiftle. Hebr. 9. 16. his accusation was written 0

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must also of necessity be JBWS. And with him they cru. the death of the testator : for a cify two thieves, the one on his teftament is of force after men right hand, and the other on are dead; otherwise it is of no

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Arength at all whilft the tefta. chief priests and fcribes fought for liveth. Whereupon, neither how they might kill hims for the first testament was dedicat- they feared the people. Then cd without blood : for when entered Satan inio Judas, furMoses had spoken every pre- named Ifcariot, being of the sept to all the people, according number of the twelve : and he to the law, he took the blood of went his way, and communed calves, and of goats, with water with the chief priests and capi and scarlet wool, and hyllop, tains how he might betray him and sprinkled both the book and unto them. And they were glad, all the people, saying, This is and covenanted to give him the blood of the testament, money. And he promised, and which God hath enjoined unto fought opportunity to betray you. Moreover, he sprinkled him unto them in the absence of likewise with blood both the the multitude. Then came the tabernacle, and all the vessels of day of unleavened bread, when the ministry. And almost all the pass-over muft be killed things are by the law purged And he sent Peter and Joho, with blood ; and without shed- saying, Go, and prepare us the ding of blood is no remiffon. It pass-over, that we may eat: And was therefore necessary that the they said unto him, Where wilt patterns of things in the hea- thou that we prepare ? And he vens should be purified with faid - unto them, Behold, when these; but the heavenly things ye are entered into the city, themselves with better sacri- there shall a man meet you, fices than these. For Christ is bearing a pitcher of water; fol"not entered into the holy pla- low him into the house where ces made with hands, which are he entereth in; and ye shall say the figures of the true; but into unto the good-man of the heaven it felf, now to appear in house, The Mafter faith unto the presence of God for us: nor thee, Where is the guest-chramyet that he should offer himself ber; where I Mall eat the pafsoften, as the high priest enrer over with my difciples And he erh into the holy place every shall Thew you a large upper year with blood of others : for room furniilied; there make then must be often have suffer- ready. And they went, and ed fince the foundation of the found as he had faid unto them: world: but now once in the end and they made ready the passof the world, hath he appeared over. And when the hour was to put away sin by the facrifice come, he fat down, and the of himself. And as it is appoint--twelve Apoftles with him. And ed unto men once to die, but he faid unto them, With defire after this the judgement': fo I have defired to eat this patsChrift was once offered to bear over with you before I suffer: - the fins. of many; and unto For I say unto you, I will not them that look for him, shall he any more eat thereof, until it be appear the second time without fulfilled in the kingdom of God. fin unto falvation.

And he took the cup, and gave The Gospel S Luke 22. 1. thanks, and said, Take this, and

ow the feast of unleaven- divide it among yourselves : for is called the Pass-over. And the of the fruit of the vine, until the

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kingdom of God shall come. And to prison and to death. And lie he took bread and gave thanks, raid, I tell thee; Peter, the cock and brake it, and gave untó shall not crow this day, before them, saying, This is my body that thou shalt thrice deny that which is given for you; this do thou knoweft me. And he said in remembrance of me. Like- unto them, When I sent you wife also the cup, after supper, without purse and scrip, and faying, This cup is the new shoes, lacked ye any thing? testament in my blood, which And they said, nothing. Then is thed for you. But behold, the said he unto them, but now he hand of him that betrayeth me, that hath a purse, let him take is with me on the table. And it, and likewise his fcrip: and truly the Son of man goeth, as he that hath no fword, let him it was determined; but wo un- fell his garment, and buy one. to that man by whom he is be- For I say unto you, That this trayed! And they began to en- that is written, must yet be acquire among themselves, which complished in me, And he was of chem it was that should do reckoned among the transgref. this thing. And there was also fors: for the things concerning a ftrife among them, which of me have an end. And they said, them thould be accounted the Lord, behold, here are two greatest. And he said unto them, fwords. And he faid unto them,

The kings of the Gentiles exer- It is enough. And he came out, eife lordship over them, and and went, as he was wont, to they that exercise authority up- the mount of Olives; and his on them, are called benefactors. difciples alfo followed him. And But ye Thall not be ro; but he when he was at the place, ho that is greatest among you, let said unto them, Pray that ye him be as the younger; and he enter not into temptation. And that is chief, as he that doth ferve, he was withdrawn from them For whether is greater, he that about a ftone's cast, and kneela fitteth at meat, or he that ferv. ed down and prayed, faying, eth! Is not he that fitteth at Father, if thou be willing, remcat ? but I am among you as move this cup from me: neverhe that serveth. Ye are they theless, not my will, but thine which have continued with me. be done. And there appeared an in my temptations. And I ap- angel unto him from heaven, point unto you a kingdom, as strengthening him. And being my Father hath appointed unto in an agony, he prayed more mé ; that ye may eat and drink earnestly; and his fweat was as at my table in my kingdom, and it were great drops of blood falfit on thrones, judging the ling down to the ground. And twelve tribes of Ifrael. And the when he rose up from prayer, Lord said, Simon, Simon, be- and was come to his difciples, hold, Satan hath desired to have he found them neeping for foryou, that he may, Gift you as row, and said unto them, Why wheat : but I have prayed for deep ye? rise and pray, left ye thee, that thy faith' fail not: enter into temptation. Anda and when thou art converted, while he yet (pake, behold, a Arengthen thy brethren. And multitude, and he that was calhe said unto him, Lord, I am led Judas, one of the twelve, ready to go with thee, both in- went before them, and drew

near unto Jesus to kiss him. But malt deny me thrice. And Pe. Jesus said unto him, Judas, be. ter went out and wept bitterly. trayeft thou the Son of man And the men chat held Jesus with a kiss? When they which mocked him, and smote him. were about him, saw what And when they had blindfoldwould follow, they said unto ed him, they ftruck him on the him, Lord, mall we smite with face, and asked him, faying, the sword? and one of them Prophesy, who is it that fmote fmote a servant of the high thee? and many other things priest, and cut off his right ear. blafphemously spake they ar And Jesus answered and said, gainst him. And as soon as it Suffer ye thus far. And he was day, the elders of che peo touched his ear, and healed him. ple and the chief priests and Then Jesus said unto the chief the scribes came together, and priests and captains of the tem- led bim into their council, say: ple, and the elders which were ing, Art thou the Chrift? tellus. come to him, Be ye come out And he said unto them, If I tell as against a thief, with swords you, ye will not believes, and and staves ? When I was daily if I also ask you, ye will not an. with you in the temple, ye fwer me, nor let me go. Here stretched forth no hands against after all the Son of man fton me : but this is your hour, and the right hand of the power of the power of darkness. Then God. Then said they all, Aft took they him, and led him, and thou then the Son of God :i And brought him into the high he said unto them, ye fay that priest's house: and Peter follow. I am. And they faid, What need ed afar off. And when they had we any further witness for kindled a fire in the midst of the we ourselves have heard of his hall, and were sat down toge- own mouth. ther, Peter sat down among them. But a certain maid beheld Thursday before Easter. him as he fat by the fire, and The Epiftie. 1 Cor, 11, 17.01 earnestly looked upon him, and IN this that I declare unto you, faid, This man was also with I praise you not; that ye him. And he denied him, fay- come together, not for the tering, Woman, I knew him not. ter, but for the worse. For firtt And after a little while another of all, when ye come together saw him, and said, Thou art also in the church, I hear that there of them. And Peter said, Man I be divisions among you; and i am not. And about the space of partly believe it. For there mult one -hour after another confi- be also heresies among you ; that dently, affirmed, saying, Of a they who are approved may be truth this fellow also was with made manifest among you. him ; for he is a Galilean. And when ye come together therea Peter said, Man I know noe fore into one place, this is not to what thou sayeit. And immedi- eat the Lord's fupper. For in ately, while he yet spake, the eating, every one taketh before cock crew. And the Lord turn other his own supper: and one ed, and looked upon Peter; and is hungry, and another is drunk. Peter remembered the word of en. What, have ye not houfes the Lord, how he had said unto to eat and to drink in? or defpise him, Belore the cock crow, theu ye the church of God, and


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fhame them that have not? this fellow perverting the nati: What Mall I say to you? Thall I on, and forbidding to give tripraise you in this? I praise you bute to Cesar, saying, That he not. For i have received of the himself is Christ a King, And PiLord, that which also I delivered late asked him, saying, Art thou unto you, That the Lord Jesus, the King of the Jews? And he the same night in which he was answered him, and said, Thou betrayed, took hread; and when fayett it. Then said Pilate to the he had given thanks, he brake chief priests, and to the people, it, and said, Take, eat; this is I find no fault in this man. And my body, which is broken for they were the more fierce, fay. you: this do in remembrance of ing. He stirreth up the people, me. After the fame manner also teaching throughout all Jewry, he took the cup, when he had beginning tom Galilee to this fupped, faying, 'This cup is the place. When Pilate heard of Ganew testament in my blood: lilee, he asked whether the man this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, were a Galilean, And as soon as in remembrance of me. For as he knew that he belonged into often as ye eat this bread, and Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him drink this cup, ye do fhew the to Herod, who himself was also Lord's death till he come. at Jerusalem at that time. And Wherefore, whosoever shall eat when Herod saw Jesus, he was this bread, and drink this cup of exceeding glad; for he was de. the Lord unworthily, shall be frous to see him of a long seaguilty of the body and blood of fon, because he had heard many the Lord. But let a man exa- things of him; and he hoped to mine himself, and so let him eat have seen some miracle done by of that bread, and drink of that him. T'hen he questioned with eup. For hé that eateth and him in many words; but he an. drinketh unworthily, eateth fwered him nothing. And the and drinketh damnation to chief priests and scribes ftood himself, not discerning the and vehemently, accused himi Lord's body. For this cause ma- And Herod with his men of war ny are weak and fickly among fet him at nought, and mocked you, and many fieep. For if we him, and arrayed him in a gora would judge ourfelves, we geous robe, and sent him again fhould not be judged. But when to Pilate. And the same day we are judged, we are chaftened Pilate, and Herod were made of the Lord, that we thould not friends together; for before they be condemned with the world. were at enmity between them Wherefore, my brethren, when selves. And Pilate, when he had ye come together to eat, tarry called together the chief prieks one for another. And if any man and the rulers and the people, hunger, let him cat at home; faid unto them, Ye have that ye come not together untó brought this man unto me as condemnation. And the rest one that perverteth the people will I set in order when I come and behold, I having examined

The Gospel. S. Luke 23. 1. him before you, have found no

He whole multitude of fault in this man touching those to Pilate. And they began to ac- No, nor yet Herod : for I. sept cufe him, saying, We found you to him and lo, nothing 9.


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