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my garments, and I will stain|hand of Moses, with his gloall my raiment. For the day rious arm dividing the water of vengeance is in mine heart, before them, to make himself and the year of my redeemed an everlasting Name? That is come. And I looked and led them through the deep as there was none to help; and 1 an horse in the wilderness, wondered that there was none that they should not stumble ? to uphold : therefore mine own As a beast goeth down into arm brought salvation unto the valley, the spirit of the me ; and my fury it upheld me. Lord caused him to rest : so And I will tread down the peo- didst thou lead thy people, to ple in mine anger, and make make thyself a glorious Name. them drunk in my fury, and Look down from heaven, and I will bring down their strength behold from the habitation of to the earth. I will mention thy holiness, and of thy glory : the loving kindnesses of the Where is thy zeal, and thy Lord, and the praises of the strength, the sounding of thy Lord, according to all that the bowels, and of thy mercies toLord hath bestowed on us, and wards me? are they restrain. the great goodness towards the ed? Doubtless thou art our house of Israel, which he hath Father, though Abraham be bestowed on them, according to ignorant of us, and Israel achis mercies, and according to knowledge us not : thou, O the multitude of his loving- Lord, art our Father, our Re. kindnesses. For he said, Surely deemer, thy name is from they are my people, children everlasting. O Lord, why hast that will not lie : So he was thou made us to err from thy their Saviour. In all their af. ways ? and hardened our heart fliction he was afflicted, and from thy fear ? Return, for the angel of his presence saved thy servant's sake, the tribes them : in his love and in his of thine inheritance. The peopity he redeemed them, and ple of thy holmess have poshe bare them, and carried sessed it but a little while : them all the days of old. our adversaries have trodden But they rebelled, and vexed down thy sanctuary. We are his Holy Spirit : therefore he thine, thou never barest rule was turned to be their enemy. over them; they were not and he fought against them called by thy Name. Then he remembered the days of old, Moses and his
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FTER two days was the the sea, with the shepherd of of unleavened bread: and the his flock? Where is he that chief priests and the scribes pat his Holy Spirit within him? sought how they might take that led them by the right him by craft, and put him to
death. But they said, Not on wilt thou that we go and pre. the feast day, lest there be an pare, that thou mayest eat the uproar of the people. Ano passover? And he sendeth being in Bethany, in the house forth two of his disciples, and of Simon the leper, as he sat saith unto them, Go ye into at meat, there came a woman the city; and there shall meet having an alabaster box of you a man bearing a pitcher ointment of spikenard, very of water : follow him. And precious ; and she break the wheresoever he shall go in, box, and poured it on his say ye to the good-man of the head. And there were some house, The master saith, that had indignation within Where is the guest-chamber, themselves, and said Why where I shall eat the passover was this waste of the ointment with my disciples? And he made ; for it might have been will show you a large upper sold for more than three hun-room furnished and prepared : dred pence, and have been there make ready for us. given to the poor ? and they And his disciples went forth, murmured against her. And and came into the city, and Jesus said, Let her alone ; why found as he had said unto trouble ye her? she hath them : and they made ready wrought a good work on me : the passover.
And in the For ye have the poor with you evening he cometh with the always, and whensoever ye twelve. And as they sat and will, ye may do them good ; did cat, Jesus said, Verily I but me ye have not always say unto you, one of you which She hath done what she could; eateth with me shall betray she is come aforehand to an- me. And they began to be oint my body to the burying. sorrowful, and to say unto him Verily I say unto you, Where one by one, Is it I? And ansoever this Gospel shall be other said, Is it I ? And he preached throughout the whole answered and said unto them, world, this also that she hath It is one of the twelve, that done shall be spoken of, for afdippeth with me in the dish. memorial of her. And Judas The Son of man indeed goeth, Iscariot, one of the twelve, as it is written of him : but went unto the chief priests, to woe to that man by whom the betray him unto them. And Son of man is betrayed : good when they heard it, they were were it for that man if he had glad, and promised to give never been born. And as they
And he soughtfaid eat, Jesus icok bread, and how he might conveniently lessed, and brake it, and gave betray him. And the first day to them, and said, Take, eat : of unleavened breadwhen this is my body. And he took they killed the passover, his he cup, and when he had disciples said unto him, Where given thanks, he gave it to
them: and they all drank ofba, Father, all things are posit. And he said unto them, sible unto thee: take away This is my blood of the new this cup from me: nevertheTestament, which is shed for less, not what I will, but what many. Verily I say unto you thou wilt. And he cometh, I will drink no more of the and findeth them sleeping, and fruit of the vine until that saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepday that I drink it new in the est thou ? couldest not thou kingdom of God. And when watch one hour? watch ye, they had sung an hymn, they and pray, lest ye enter into went out into the mount of temptation ; the spirit truly is Olives. And Jesus saith unto ready, but the flesh is weak. them, All ye shall be offended And again he went away, and because of me this night : for prayed, and spake the same it is written, I will smite the words. And when he returnshepherd, and the sheep shall led he found them asleep again be scattered. But after that 1|(for their eyes were heavy), am risen, I will go before you neither wist they what to aninto Galilee. But Peter said swer him. And he cometh unto him, Although all shall the third time, and saith unto be offended, yet will not 1. them, Sleep on now, and take And Jesus saith unto him, Ve- your rest : it is enough, the rily I say unto thee, that this hour is come ; behold, the Son day, even in this night, before of man is betrayed into the the cock crow twice, thou shall hands of sinners. Rise up, deny me thrice. But he spake let us go; lo, he that betrayeth the more vehemently, If Ime is at hand. And immedishould die with thee, I will ately, while he yet spake, not deny thee in any wise. cometh Judas, one of the Likewise also said they all twelve, and with him a great And they came to a place multitude, with swords and which was named Gethse staves, from the chief priest, mane : and he saith to his dis- and the scribes, and the elders. ciples, Sit ye here, while 1 And he that betrayed him had shall pray. And he taketh given them a token, saying, with him Peter, and James. Whomsoever I shall kiss, that and John, and began to be sore same is he; take him and lead amazed, and to be very heavy ; him away safely. And as soon and saith unto them, My soul as he was come, he goeth is exceeding sorrow!ul unto straightway to him, and saith, death : tarry ye here and Master, Master, and kissed watch. And he went forward him. And they laid their a little, and fell on the ground, hands on him, and took him. and prayed, that, if it were And one of them that stood possible, the hour might pass by drew a sword, and smote from him. And he said, Ab-a servant of the high priest,
and cut off his ear. And Jesus thee? But he held his peace, answered and said unto them, and answered nothing. Again Are ye come out as against a the high priest asked him, thief, with swords and with and said unto bim, Alt thou staves, to take me? I was the Christ, the Son of the daily with you in the temple. Blessed? And Jesus saidy I teaching, and ye took me not ; am: and ye shall see the Son but the scriptures must be ful-lof man sitting on the right filled. And they all forsook hand of power, and coming in him, and fled. And there fol- the clouds of heaven. Then lowed him a certain young the high priest rent his clothes, inan, having a linen cloth cast and saith, What need we any about his naked body ; and further witnesses ? ye have the young men "laid hold on heard the blasphemy: what him.' And he left the linen think ye? and they all concloth, and fled from them demned him to be guilty of naked. And they led Jesus death. And some began to away to the higb priest: and spit on him, and to cover his with him were assembled all face, and to buffet him, and the chief priests, and the to say unto him, Prophesy. elders, and the scribes. And And the servants did strike Peter followed him afar off, him with the palms of their even into the palace of the hands. And as Peter was behigh priest : and he sat with neath in the palace, there the servants, and warmed cometh one of the maids of himself at the fire. And the the high priest; and when she chief priests, and all the coun- saw Peter warming himself, cil, sought for witness against she looked upon him, and said, Jesus to put him to death ; and And thou also wast willi Jesus found none. (For many barefof Nazareth. But he denied, false witness against him, but saying, I know not, neither their witness agreed not to- understand I what thou sayest. gether.) And there arose cer. And he went out into the tain and bare false witness porch ; and the cock crew. against him, saying, We heard And a maid saw hiin again, him say, I will destroy this and began to say to them that teinple that is made with stood by, This is one of them. hands, and within three days And he denied it again. And I will build another made a little after, they that stood without hands. But neither by said again to Peter, Surely so did their witness agree to-thou art one of them ; for thou gether. And the high priest art a Galilean, and thy speech stood up in the midst, and agreeth thereto. But he beasked Jesus, saying, Answer-gan to curse and to swear, est thou nothing? what is it saying, I know not this man which these witness againstlof whom ye speak. And the
second time the cock crew. The Gospel. St. Mark xv. I. And Peter called to mind the A Mornstrangle ceny rinichis Before the cock crow twice, held a consultation with the 'thou shalt deny me thrice.elders and scribes, and the And when he thought thereon whole council, and bound Je
sus, and carried him away, Tuesday before Easter.
and delivered him to Pilate.
And Pilate asked him, Art For the Epistle. Isaiah 1. 5. thou the King of the Jews ? THE THE Lord God hath open-And he answering, said unto
ed mine ear, and I was him, Thou sayest it. And the not rebellious, neither turned chief priests accused him of away back. I gave my back many things : but he answered to the smiters, and my cheeks nothing. And Pilate asked him to them that plucked off the again, saying, Answerest thou hair : I hid not my face from nothing ? behold how many shame and spitting. For the things they witness against Lord God will help me, there-thee. But Jesus yet answered fore shall I not be confounded : nothing: so that Pilate martherefore have I set my face velled. Now at that feast he like a fint, and I know that I released unto them one prisoshall not be ashamed. He is ner, whomsoever they desired. Dear that justifieth me ; who And there was one named Ba. will contend with me? let us rabbas, which lay bound with stand together; who is mine them that had made insurrecadversary ? let him come neartion, with him, who had comto me. Behold, the Lord Godmitted murder in the insurrecwill help me ; who is he thation. And the multitude, cryshall condemn me? Lo, they ing aloud, began to desire him all shall wax old as a garment: to do as he had ever done unto the moth shall eat them up. them. But Pilate answered Who is among you that feareth them, saying, Will ye that I the Lord, that obeyeth the release unto you the King of voice of his servant, that the Jews? (For he knew that walketh in darkness, and hath the chief priests had delivered no light ? let him trust in the him for envy.) But the chief Name of the Lord, and stay priests moved the people, that upon his God.
Behold, all ye he should rather release Ba. that kindle a fire, that com.rabbas unto them. And Pilate pass yourselves about with answered, and said again unto sparks; walk in the light of them, What will ye then that your fire, and in the sparks I shall do unto him whom ye that ye have kindled. This call the King of the Jews? shall ye have of mine hand, And they cried out again, ye shall lie down in sorrow. Crucify him. Then Pilate said