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cross. And when they were a spunge, and filled it with vi come unto a place called Golgo- negar, and put it on a reed aand tha, that is to say, A place of a gave him to drink. The rest said, scull, they gave him vinegar to Let be, let us see whether Elias drink mingled with gall: and will come to save him. Jesus, when he had tasted thereof, he when he had cried again with a would not drink. And they cru- loud voice, yielded up the ghost. cified him, and parted his gar- And behold the vail of the tem. ments, cafting lots : that it ple was rent in twain, from the might be fulfilled, which was top to the bottom: and the earth spoken by the prophet, They did quake, and the rocks rent: parted my garments among and the graves were opened, them, and upon my vesture did and many bodies of saints which they cast lots. And fitting down, fept arose, and came out of the they watched him there : and graves after his resurrection, and set up over his head his accusa. went into the holy city, and tion written, THIS IS JESUS appeared unto many. Now THE KING OF THE JEWS. when the centurion, and they Then were there two thieves that were with him, watching crucified with him: one on the Jesus, saw the earthquake, and right hand, and another on the those things that were done, they left. And they that passed by feared greatly, saying, Truly this reviled him,' wagging their was the Son of God. heads, and saying, Thou that destroyert the temple, and build. Monday before Easter. eft it in three days, save thyself: For the Epiftle. Isai. 63. I. isthou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise


from Edom, with died also the chief prieits mocking garments from Bozrah? this him, with the scribes and elders, that is glorious in his apparel, said, He saved others, himself travelling in the greatness of he cannot save: if he be the King his ftrength ? I that speak in of Israel, let him now come righteousness, mighty to save. down from the cross, and we Wherefore art thou red in thine will believe him. He trusted in apparel, and thy garments like God; let him deliver him now, him that treadeth in the wine. if he will have him: for he said, í fat? I have trodden the wineam the Son of God. The trieves press alone ; and of the people also, which were crucified with there was none with me: for him, cast the same in his teeth. I will tread them in mine anger, Now from the fixth hour there and trample them in my fury; was darkness over all the land, and their blood Thall be sprinkunto the ninth hour. And about led upon my garments, and I the ninth hour Jesus cried with will itain all my raiment. For a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, the day of vengeance is in mine lama jabachtkani that is to say, heart, and the year of my re: My God, my God, why hatt deemed is come. And I looked, thou forsaken me? Some of and there was none to help; and them that stood there, when I wondered that there they heard that, said, This man none to uphold: therefore mine calleth for Elias. And straight- own arm brought salvation unway one of them ran, and cook to me, and my fury it upheld



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me.' And I will tread down the restrained ? Doubtless, thou art people in mine anger, and make our Father, though Abraham them drunk in my fury, and I be ignorant of us, and Israel acwill bring down their ítrength knowledge us not: Thou, o to the earth. I will mention the Lord, art our Father, our Reloving-kindnesses of the Lord, deemer, thy Name is from everand the praises of the Lord, ac- lafting. o'Lord, why hast thou cording to all that the Lord hath made us to err from thy ways? bestowed on us, and the great and hardened our heart from goodness towards the house of thy fear ? Return for thy servIfrael, which he hath bestowed ants fake, the tribes of thine on them, according to his mer- inheritance. The people of thy cies, and according to the mul- holiness have poffefred it but a titude of his loving-kindnesses. little while : our adversaries For he said, Surely they are my have trodden down thy sanctupeople, children that will not ary. We are thine : thou never lie : fo he was their Saviour. In barest rule over them; they were all their affliction he was afflict- not called by thy name. fence faved them in his love A Fale che pals-over and of uned, and the angel of his pre The Gospel. S. Mark 14.1. and in his pity he redeemed them, and he bare them, and leavened bread : and the chief carried them all the days of old. priests and the scribes fought But they rebelled, and vexed his how they might take him by holy Spirit: therefore he was craft, and put him to death. But turned to be their enemy, and they said, not on the feast-day, he fought against them. Then left there be an uproar of the he remembered the days of old, people. And being in Bethany, Moses and his people, saying in the house of Simon the leper, Where is he that brought them as he sat at meat, there came a up out of the sea with the shep- woman having an alabaster-box herd of his flock? Where is he of ointment of spikenard, very that put his holy Spirit within precious, and the brake the box, him That led them by the and poured it on his head. And. right hand of Moses with his there were some that had indigglorious arm, dividing the wa- nation within themselves, and ter before them, to make him- said, Why was this waste of the felf an everlasting name? That ointment' made? for it might led them, through the deep as have been fold for more than an horse in the wilderness, that three hundred pence, and have they should not stumble? as a been given to the poor : and beast goeth down into the val. they murmured against her. ley, the Spirit of the Lord cauf- And Jesus said, Let her alone, ed him to rest: fo didik thou why trouble ye her? the bath Jead thy people to make thy- wrought a good work on me self a plorious name. Look down For ye have the poor with you from heaven, and behold from always, and whenfoever ye will; the habitation of thy holiness, ye may do them good; and of thy glory: Where is thy ye have not always. She hatli zeal, andtliyitrength, the sound done what the could: he is ing of thy bowels and of thy come aforehand to anoint my mercies towards me? Are they body to the burying. Verily i


but me

I say unto you, Wherefoever were it for that man if he had this 'Gospel maủ be preached never been horn! And as they throughout the whole world, did eat, Jesus took bread, and this also that me hath done, blessed, and brake it, and gave Mall be fpoken of for a memo- to them, and said, Take, eat: rial of her. And Judas Iscariot, this is my body. And he took one of the twelve, went unto the cup, and when he had given the chief priests, to betray him thanks, he gave it to them : unto them. And when they and they all drank of it. And heard it, they were glad, and he said unto them, This is my promised to give him money. blood of the new testament, And he sought how he might which is fed for many. Verily conveniently betray him. And I say unto you, I will drink no the first day of unleavened more of the fruit of the vine bread, when they killed the pass- until that day that I drink it over, his disciples said unto him, new in the kingdom of God. Where wilt thou that we go And when they had sung an and prepare, that thou mayest hymn, they went out into the eat the pass-over? And he send- mount of Olives. And Jesus eth forth two of his difciples, said unto them, All ye snail be and faith unto them, Go ye into offended because of me, this the city, and there mall meet night : for it is written, I will you a man bearing a pitcher of smite the nepherd, and the water; follow him: and where- Theep shall be scattered. But af: foever' he thall go in, say ye to ter that I am risen, I will go bes the good man of the house, The fore you into Galilee. But Peter master saith, Where is the guest- said unto him, Although all Tallchamber, Where I shall eat the be offended, yet will not I. And pass-over with my disciples ? Jesus said unto him, Verily I fay And he will shew you a large unto thee, That this day, even in upper room furnished, and pre- this night, before the cock crow pared, there make ready for us. twice, thou thalt deny me And his disciples went forth, thrice. But he speak the more and came into the city, and vehemently, If I should die with found as he had said unto them: thee, I will not deny thee in any and they made ready the pass- wise. Likewise also said they all.

And in the evening he And they came to a place wbich cometh with the twelve. And was named Gethsemane : and as they fat, and did eat, Jesus he saith to his disciples, Sit ye faid, Verily I fay unto you, One here, while I Mall pray. And of you which eateth with me, he taketh with him, Peter and thall betray me. And they be. James and John, and began to gan to be sorrowful, and to say be sore amazed, and to be very unto him one by one, Is it I heavy, and faith unto them, and another said, Is it I? And My soul is exceeding sorrowful he answered and said unto them, unto death; tarry ye here, and It is one of the twelve that watch. And he went forward dippeth with me in the dish. a little, and fell on the ground, The Son of man indeed goeth, and prayed, that if it were poffi; as it is written of him : but ble, the hour might pafs from wo to that man by whom the him. And he said, Abba, Father, Son of man is betrayed ! good all things are possible unto thee



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take away this cup from me : young man, having a linen cloths nevertheless, not what I will, cat about his naked body; and but what thou wilt. And he com- the young men laid bold on eth and findeth them seeping, him and he left the linen cloth, and faith unto Peter, Simon, and fled from them naked. And deepest thou? couldest not thou they led Jesus away to the high watch one hour? Watch ye and priest, and with him were alpray, lest ye enter into tempta. lembled all the chief priests, and tion: The spirit truly is ready, the elders, and the scribes. And but the flesh is weak. And again Peter followed him afar off, he went away, and prayed and even into the palace of the high (pake the fame words. And priest : and he fat with the ferwhen he returned, he found vants, and warmed himself at them asleep again; (for their eyes the fire. And the chief priests were heavy:) neither wist they and all the council fought for what to answer him. And he witness against Jesus to put him cometh the third time, and saith to death; and found none. For unto them, Sleep on now, and many bare false witness against take your reft: it is enough, the him, but their witness agreed hour is come; behold, the son not together. And there arose of man is betrayed into the certain, and bare false witness hands of fianers. Rife up, Let us against him, saying, We heard go; lo, he that betrayeth me is him say, I will destroy this temat hand. And immediately, ple that is made with hands, while he yet (pake, cometh Ju- and within three days I will das one of the twelve, and with build another made without him a great multitude with hands. But neither so did their (words and staves from the chief witness agree together. And the priests, and the scribes, and the high priest stood up in the elders. And he that betrayed midft, and asked Jesus, saying, him, had given them a token, Answerest thou nothing? what saying, Whomfoever I shall kiss, is it which these witness against that fame is he ; take him, and thee? 'But he held his peace, and lead him away safely. And as answered nothing. Again the soon as he was come, he goeth high priest asked him, and said straightway to him, and faith, unto him, Art thou the Christ, Mafter, master; and kissed him. the Son of the blessed? And Jea And they laid their hands on sus faid, I am; and ye shall see him, and took him. And one of the Son of man sitting on the them that stood by, drew a right hand of power, and comsword, and smote a servant of ing in the clouds of heaven. the high priest, and cust off his Then the high priest rent his ear. And Jesus answered and clothes, and Taith, What need faid unto them, Are ye come we any further witnesses ? ye. out as against a thief, with have heard the blasphemy : swords and with itaves to take what think ye? And they all me? I was daily' with you in condemned him to be guilty of the temple, teaching, and ye death. And some began to fpit took me not : but the scriptures on him, and to cover his face, must be fulfilled. And they all and to buffet him, and to say forfook him, and fled. And unto him, Prophely; and the there followed him a certain fervants did strike him with the





palms of their hands. And as they all shall wax old as a gare Peter was beneath in the palace, ment : the moth fhall eat them there cometh one of the maids up. Who is among you that of the high priest ; and when feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the saw Peter warming himself, the voice of his fervant, that me looked upon him, and said, walketh in darkness, and hath And thou also wait with Jesus no light ? let him trust in the of Nazareth, But he denied, Name of the Lord, and itay upsaying, I know not, neither un on his God. Behold, all ye that derstand I what thou sayeft. kindle a fire, that compass your And he went out into the felves about with sparks ; walk porch; and the cock crew. And in the light of your fire, and in a maid saw him again, and be the sparks that ye have kindled. gan to say to them that stood This mall ye have of mine by, This is one of them. And he hand, ye shall lie down in fora denied it again. And a little af. ter, they that stood by faid a

The Gospel. S. Mark 15. 1. gain to Peter, Surely thou art

ND "Itraightway in the one of them ; for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech a held a consultation with the el. greeth thereto. But he began to ders and scribes, and the whole curse and to swear, saying, I council, and bound Jefus, and know not this man of whom yel carried him away, and delivered speak. And the second time the him to Pilate. And Pitate asked cock crew. And Peter called to him, Art thou the King of the mind the word that Jesus said Jews ? And he answering, said unto him, Before the cock crow

unto him, Thou sayeft it. And twice, thou shalt deny me

the chief priests accused him of thrice. And when he thought many things : but he answered thereon, he wept.

nothing. And Pilate asked him a

gain, saying, Answerest thou noTuesday before Ecster. thing? behold, how many things pe For the Epistle. Ifai. 50. 5. they witness against thee. But je pa T mine ear, and I was not HE Lord God hath opened sus yet answered nothing: fo that

Pilate marvelled. Now at that de rebellious, neither turned away feast he released unto them one A back. I gave my back to the prisoner whomsoever they de-pl smiters, and my cheeks to them fired. And there was one named that plucked off the hair : 1 hid Barabbas, which lay bound with not my face from fame and them that had made insurrecti. Spitting. For the Lord God will on with him, who had commithelp me; therefore shall I not be ted murder in the insurrection. confounded : therefore have 1 And the multitude crying 'aser my face like à fint, and I loud, began to desire him to do know that I shall not be a ham as he had ever done unto them, ed. He is near that justifieth me; But Pilate answered them, faywho will contend with me? ing, Will ye that I release unto Let us itand together, who is you the King of the Jews ? (for mine adversary ? let him come he knew that the chief priests near to me. Behold, the Lord had delivered him for envy:) But Cod will help me; who is he the chief prieits moved the peothat ihall condemn me? Lo, ple, that he fhould rather re



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