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crucified. Then the soldiers of OF THE JEWS. Then were the governour took Jesus into there two thieves crucified with the common hall, and gathered him; one on the right hand, unto him the whole band of sol- and another on the left. And diers. And they stripped him, they that passed by reviled him, and put on him a scarlet robe. wagging their heads, and saying, And when they had platted a Thou that destroyest the temcrown of thorns they put it upon ple, and buildest it in three days, his head, and a reed in his right save thyself: if thou be the Son hand : and they bowed the knee of God, come down from the before him, and mocked him, cross. Likewise also the chief saying, Hail, King of the Jews. priests mocking him, with the And they spit upon him, and scribes and elders, said, He saved took the reed, and smote him on others, himself he cannot save: the head. And after that they if he be the King of Israel, let had mocked him they took the him now come down from the robe off from him, and put his cross, and we will believe him. own raiment on him, and led him He trusted in God; let him deaway to crucify him. And as liver him

if he will have they came out they found a man him: for he said, I am the Son of Cyrene, Simon by name; him of God. The thieves also, which they compelled to bear his cross. were crucified with him, cast And when they were come unto the same in his teeth. Now from a place called Golgotha, that is the sixth hour there was darkto say, a place of a scull, they ness over all the land unto the gave him vinegar to drink min- ninth hour. And about the ninth gled with gall: and when he hour Jesus cried with a loud had tasted thereof, he would not voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sadrink. And they crucified him, bachthani ? that is to say, My and parted his garments, cast- God, my God, why hast thou foring lots : that it might be fulfil- saken me? Some of them that led, which was spoken by the stood there, when they heard prophet, They parted my gar- that, said, This man calleth for ments among them, and upon Elias. And straightway one of my vesture did they cast lots. them ran, and took a spunge, And sitting down they watch- and filled it with vinegar, and ed him there; and set up over put it on a reed, and gave


him his head his accusation written, to drink. The rest said, Let be, THIS IS JESUS THE KING | let us see whether Elias will come

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to save him. Jesus, when he had stain all my raiment. For the cried again with a loud voice, day of vengeance is in mine yielded up the ghost. And be- heart, and the year of my rehold, the vail of the temple was deemed is come. And I looked, rent in twain from the top to the and there was none to help; bottom, and the earth did quake, and I wondered that there was and the rocks rent, and the graves none to uphold: therefore mine were opened, and many bodies own arm brought salvation unto of saints which slept arose, and me, and my fury it upheld me. came out of the graves after his And I will tread down the peoresurrection, and went into the ple in mine anger, and make holy city, and appeared unto them drunk in my fury, and I many. Now when the centurion, will bring down their strength and they that were with him, to the earth. I will mention the watching Jesus, saw the earth- loving-kindnesses of the Lord, quake, and those things that and the praises of the Lord, acwere done, they feared greatly, cording to all that the Lord hath saying, Truly this was the Son bestowed on us, and the great of God.

goodness towards the house of

Israel, which he hath bestowed
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on them, according to his merFor the Epistle. Isai. Ixiii. 1.

cies, and according to the mulWHO

HO is this that cometh titude of his loving-kindnesses.

from Edom, with dyed For he said, Surely they are my garments from Bozrah ? this that people, children that will not lie: is glorious in his apparel, tra- so he was their Saviour. In all velling in the greatness of his their affliction he was afflicted, strength ? I that speak in right- and the angel of his presence eousness, mighty to save. Where- saved them : in his love, and in fore art thou red in thine appa- his pity, he redeemed them, and rel, and thy garments like him he bare them, and carried them that treadeth in the wine-fat ? all the days of old. But they reI have trodden the wine-press belled, and vexed his Holy Spialone, and of the people there rit; therefore he was turned to was none with me: for I will be their enemy, and he fought tread them in mine anger, and against them. "Then he rememtrample them in my fury, and bered the days of old, Moses their blood shall be sprinkled and his people, saying, Where is upon my garments, and I will he that brought them up out of


the sea with the shepherd of his The Gospel. St. Mark xiv. 1. flock? where is he that put his AFTER two days was the Holy Spirit within him that

of led them by the right hand of of unleavened bread: and the Moses, with his glorious arm, chief priests and the scribes dividing the water before them, sought how they might take him

ke himself an everlasting by craft, and put him to death. Name? that led them through But they said, Not on the feastthe deep as an horse in the wil- day, lest there be an uproar of the derness, that they should not people. And being in Bethany, stumble? As a beast goeth down in the house of Simon the leper, into the valley, the Spirit of the as he sat at meat, there came a Lord caused him to rest: so didst woman having an alabaster box thou lead thy people, to make of ointment of spikenard, very thyself a glorious Name. Look precious; and she brake the box, down from heaven, and behold and poured it on his head. And from the habitation of thy holi- there were some that had inness, and of thy glory: where is dignation within themselves, and thy zeal, and thy strength, the said, Why was this waste of the sounding of thy bowels, and of ointment made? for it might have thy mercies towards me? Are been sold for more than three they restrained ? Doubtless thou hundred pence, and have been art our Father, though Abra- given to the poor: and they murham be ignorant of us, and Israel mured against her. And Jesus acknowledge us not: Thou, 0 said, Let her alone; why trouLord, art our Father, our Re- ble ye her ? she hath wrought a deemer, thy Name is from ever- good work on me: for ye

have lasting. O Lord, why hast thou the poor with you always, and made us to err from thy ways? whensoever ye will ye may do and hardened our hearts from thy them good; but me ye have not fear? Return for thy servants' always. She hath done what she sake, the tribes of thine inherit-could; she is come aforehand to

The people of thy holi- anoint my body to the burying. ness have possessed it but a lit- Verily I say

Wheresotle while : our adversaries have ever this Gospel shall be preachtrodden down thy sanctuary. We ed throughout the whole world, are thine : thou never barest rule this also that she hath done shall over them; they were not called be spoken of for a memorial of by thy Name.


her. ` And Judas Iscariot, one of

unto you,

the twelve, went unto the chief | It is one of the twelve that dippriests to betray him unto them. peth with me in the dish. The And when they heard it they Son of Man indeed goeth, as were glad, and promised to give it is written of him: but wo to him money. And he sought how that man by whom the Son of he might conveniently betray Man is betrayed : good were it him. And the first day of unlea- for that man if he had never been vened bread, when they killed born. And as they did eat, Jethe passover, his disciples said sus took bread, and blessed, and unto him, Where wilt thou that brake it, and gave to them, and we go and prepare, that thou said, Take, eat: this is my body. mayest eat the passover? And And he took the cup, and when he sendeth forth two of his dis- he had given thanks he gave

it ciples, and saith unto them, Go to them: and they all drank of ye into the city, and there shall it. And he said unto them, This meet you a man bearing a pitch- is my blood of the new testaer of water; follow him: Andment, which is shed for many. wheresoever he shall go in, say Verily I

say unto you, I will ye to the good-man of the house, drink no more of the fruit of The Master saith, Where is the the vine, until that day that I guest-chamber, where I shall eat drink it new in the Kingdom of the passover with my disciples ? God. And when they had sung And he will shew you a large an hymn they went out into the upper-room furnished, and pre- mount of Olives. And Jesus saith pared : there make ready for us. unto them, All ye shall be offendAnd his disciples went forth, ed because of me this night : for and came into the city, and it is written, I will smite the found as he had said unto them: shepherd, and the sheep shall be and they made ready the pass-scattered. But, after that I am over. And in the evening he risen, I will go



into cometh with the twelve. And Galilee. But Peter said unto as they sat, and did eat, Jesus him, Although all shall be ofsaid, Verily I say unto you, One fended, yet will not I. And Jeof you which eateth with me sus saith unto him, Verily I say shall betray me. And they be- unto thee, That this day, even in gan to be sorrowful, and to say this night, before the cock crow unto him one by one, Is it I? twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. and another said, Is it I? And But he spake the more vehehe answered and said unto them, | mently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any lo, he that betrayeth me is at wise. Likewise also said they all. hand. And immediately, while And they came to a place which he yet spake, cometh Judas, one was named Gethsemane: and he of the twelve, and with him a saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, great multitude with swords and while I shall pray. And he tak- staves, from the chief priests, eth with him Peter, and James, and the scribes, and the eldand John, and began to be sore ers. And he that betrayed him amazed, and to be very heavy, had given them a token, saying, and saith unto them, My soul is Whomsoever I shall kiss, that exceeding sorrowful unto death ; same is he; take him, and lead tarry ye here, and watch. And him away safely. And as soon as he went forward a little, and fell he was come he goeth straighton the ground, and prayed, that way to him, and saith, Master, if it were possible, the hour might master; and kissed him. And pass from him. And he said, Ab- they laid their hands on him, ba, Father, all things are possi- and took him. And one of them ble unto thee; take away this that stood by drew a sword, and cup from me; nevertheless, not smote a servant of the high what I will, but what thou wilt. priest, and cut off his ear. And And he cometh and findeth them Jesus answered, and said unto sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Si- them, Are ye come out as amon, sleepest thou ? couldest not gainst a thief, with swords and thou watch one hour? Watch with staves, to take me? I was ye

lest ye enter into daily with you in the temple temptation : the spirit truly is teaching, and ye’ took me not: ready, but the flesh is weak. And but the Scriptures must be fulagain he went away, and pray- filled. And they all forsook him, ed, and spake the same words. and fled. And there followed And when he returned he found him a certain young man, having them asleep again, (for their eyes

a linen cloth cast about his nawere heavy,) neither wist they ked body; and the young men what to answer him. And he laid hold on him: and he left cometh the third time, and saith the linen cloth, and fled from unto them, Sleep on now, and them naked. And they led Jetake

your rest: it is enough, the sus away to the high priest : hour is come; behold, the Son of and with him were assembled Man is betrayed into the hands all the chief priests, and the of sinners. Rise up, let us go; | elders, and the scribes. And Pe

and pray,

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