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the Jews? (For he knew that every man should take. And the chief priests had delivered it was the third hour, and they him for envy.) But the chief crucified him. And the superpriests moved the people, that scription of his accusation was he should rather release Ba-. written over, THE KING OF rabbas unto them. And Pilate THE JEWS. And with him answered, and said again unto they crucify two thieves; the them, What will ye then that one on his right hand, and the I shall do unto him whom ye other on his left. And the call the King of the Jews? scripture was fulfilled, which And they cried out again, Cru- saith, And he was numbered cify him.

Then Pilaté said with the transgressors. And unto them, Why, what evil they that passed by railed on hath he done? And they cried him, wagging their heads, and out the more exceedingly, Cru- saying, Ah, thou that destroycify him. And so Pilate, wil- est the temple, and buildest ling to content the people, re- it in three days, save thyself leased Barabbas unto them; and come down from the and delivered Jesus, when he cross. Likewise also the chief had scourged him, to be cruci- priests mocking, said among fied. And the soldiers led him themselves, with the scribes, away into the hall, called Pre. He saved others, himself he torium; and they called toge- cannot save. Let Christ the ther the whole band. And they King of Israel descend now clothed him with purple, and from the cross, that we may see platted a crown of thorns, and and believe. And they that were put it about his head, and be- crucified with him reviled him. gan to salute him, Hail, King And when the sixth hour was of the Jews. And they smote come, there was darkness over him on the head with a reed, the whole land, until the ninth and did spit upon him, and hour. And at the ninth hour, bowing their knees, worshipped Jesus cried with a loud voice, him. And when they had saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachmocked him, they took off the thani ? which is, being interpurple from him, and put his preted, My God, My God, why own clothes on him, and led hast thou forsaken me? And him out to crucify him. And some of them that stood by, they compel one Simon, a Cy- when they heard it, said, Berenian, who passed by, coming hold, he calleth Elias. “And out of the country, the father of one ran and filled a spunge full Alexander and Rufus, to bear of vinegar, and put it on a reed, his cross. And they bring him and gave him to drink, saying, unto the place Golgotha, which Let alone ; let us see whether is, being interpreted, the place Elias will come to take him of a skull. And they gave him down. And Jesus cried with to drink wine mingled with a loud voice, and gave up the myrrh; but he received it not. ghost. And the vail of the temAnd when they had crucified ple was rent in twain, from the him, they parted his garments, top to the bottom. And when casting lots upon them, what the Centurion, which stood

Sa hereupon, NOW the feast of unleaven,

over against him, saw that he foundation of the world) but so cried out, and gave up the now once, in the end of the ghost, he said, Truly this man world, hath he appeared to put was the Son of God.

away sin by the sacrifice of

himself. And as it is appointWednesday before Easter. ed unto men once to die, but

after this the judgment : SO The Epistle. Heb. ix. 16.

Christ was once offered to bear THEI

, of there must also of neces- them that look for him shall he sity be the death of the testator: appear the second time, without for a testament is of force after sin, unto salvation. men are dead; otherwise it is The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 1. of no strength at all, whilst the testator liveth. neither the first testament was

ed dedicated without blood. For is called the Passover. And when Moses had spoken every the chief priests and scribes preceptto all the people, accord- sought how they might kill ing to the law, he took the blood him ; for they feared the

people. of calves and of goats, with wa- Then entered Satan into Judas, ter, and scarlet wool, and hys- surnamed Iscariot, being of the sop, and sprinkled both the number of the twelve. And he book, and all the people, say- went his way, and communed ing, This is the blood of the with the chief priests and captestament which God hath en- tains how he might betray him joined unto you. Moreover, unto them. And they were he sprinkled likewise with glad, and covenanted to give blood both the tabernacle, and him money. And he promisall the vessels of the ministry. ed, and sought opportunity to And almost all things are by the betray him unto them in the law purged with blood; and absence of the multitude. Then without shedding of blood is no came the day of unleavened remission. It was therefore bread, when the passover must necessary that the patterns of be killed. And he sent Peter things in the heavens should be and John, saying, Go, and prepurified with these; but the pare us the passover, that we heavenly things themselves with may eat. And they said unto better sacrifices than these. him, Where wilt thou that we For Christ is not entered into prepare ? And he said unto the holy places made with them, Behold, when ye are enhands, which are the figures of tered into the city, there shall a the true; but into heaven itself, man meet you bearing a pitcher now to appear in the presence of water ; follow him into the of God for us: nor yet that he house where he entereth in. should offer himself often, as And ye shall say unto the good the high priest entereth into the man of the house, The Master holy place every year with blood saith unto thee, Where is the of others: (for then must he guest-chamber, where I shall eat often have suffered since the the passover with my disciples?

And he shall show you a large serve. For whether is greater, upper room furnished : there he that sitteth at meat, or he make ready. And they went that serveth? is not he that sitand found as he had said unto teth at meat? But I am among them; and they made ready the you as he that serveth. Ye are passover. And when the hour they which have continued with was come, he sat down, and the me in my temptations. And I twelve Apostles with him. And appoint unto you a kingdom, as he said unto them, With desire my Father hath appointed unto I have desired to eat this pass-me: that ye may eat and drink over with you before I suffer. at my table in my kingdom, and For I say unto you, I will not sit on thrones, judging the any more eat thereof, until it be twelve tribes of Israel. And fulfilled in the kingdom of God. the Lord said, Simon, Simon, And he took the cup, and gave behold, Satan hath desired to thanks, and said, Take this, and have you, that he may sift you. divide it among yourselves. as wheat: but I have prayed For I say unto you, I will not for thee, that thy faith fail not; drink of the fruit of the vine, and when thou art converted, until the kingdom of God shall strengthen thy brethren. And come. And he took bread, and he said unto him, Lord, I am gave thanks, and brake it, and ready to go with thee both into gave unto them, saying, This prison and to death. And he is my body, which is given for said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock you: This do in remembrance shall not crow this day, before of me. Likewise also the cup that thou shalt thrice deny that after supper, saying, This cup thou knowest me. And he said is the new Testament in my unto them, When I sent you blood, which is shed for you. without purse, and scrip, and But behold, the hand of him shoes, lacked ye any thing ? that betrayeth me is with me And they said, Nothing. Then on the table.

And truly the said he unto them, But now he Son of man goeth as it was de- that hath a purse let him take termined; but woe unto that it, and likewise his scrip: and man by whom he is betrayed. he that hath no sword, let him And they began to inquire sell his garment and buy one. among themselves, which of For I say unto you, that this them it was that should do this that is written must yet be acthing. And there was also a complished in me, And he. strife among them, which of was reckoned among the transthem should be accounted the gressors: for the things con. greatest. And he said unto them, cerning me have an end. And The kings of the Gentiles exer- they said, Lord, behold, here cise lordship over them; and are two swords. And he said they that exercise authority up- unto them, It is enough. And on them are called benefactors. he came out, and went, as he But ye shall not be so: but he was wont, to the mount of that is greatest among you, let Olives; and his disciples also him be as the younger; and he followed him. And when he that is chief, as he that doth was at the place, he said unto

them, Pray that ye enter not him into the high priest's house. into temptation. And he was And Peter followed afar off. withdrawn from them about a And when they had kindled a stone's cast, and kneeled down, fire in the midst of the hall, and prayed, saying, Father, if and were set down together, thou be willing, remove this Peter sat down among them. cup from me: nevertheless, not But a certain maid beheld him, my will, but thine be done. as he sat by the fire, and earAnd there appeared an angel nestly looked upon him, and unto him from heaven, strength- said, This man was also with ening him. And being in an him. And he denied him, sayagony, he prayed more earnest- ing, Woman, I know him not. ly; and his sweat was as it were And after a little while another great drops of blood falling saw him, and said, Thou art down to the ground. And when also of them. And Peter said, he rose up from prayer, and Man, I am not. And about the was come to his disciples, he space of one hour after, another found them sleeping for sor. confidently affirmed, saying, Of row; and said unto them, Why a truth, this fellow also was sleep ye? rise and pray, lest ye with him; for he is a Galilean. enter into temptation. And And Peter said, Man, I know while he yet spake, behold, a not what thou sayest. And immultitude, and he that was cal-mediately, while he yet spake, led Judas, one of the twelve, the cock crew. And the Lord went before them, and drew turned, and looked upon Peter; near unto Jesus to kiss him. and Peter remembered the But Jesus said unto him, Ju- word of the Lord, how he had das, betrayest thou the Son of said unto him, Before the cock man with a kiss? When they crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. which were about him saw And Peter went out, and wept what would follow, they said bitterly. And the men that unto him, Lord, shall we smite held Jesus, mocked him, and with the sword? And one of smote him. And when they them smote the servant of the had blindfolded him, they high priest, and cut off his right struck him on the face, and

And Jesus answered and asked him, saying, Prophesy, said, Suffer ye thus far. And who is it that smote thee? And he touched his ear, and healed many other things blasphemhim. Then Jesus said unto ously spake they against him. the chief priests and captains of And, as soon as it was day, the temple, and the elders the elders of the people, and which were come to him, Be ye the chief priests, and the scribes come out as against a thief, came together, and led him into with swords and staves ? When their council, saying, Art thou I was daily with you in the the Christ? Teil us. And he temple, ye stretched forth no said unto them, If I tell you, hands against me: but this is ye will not believe: And if I your hour, and the power of also ask you, ye will not answer darkness. Then took they me, nor let me go. Hereafter him, and led him, and brought shall the Son of man sit on the

ear.

right hand of the power of God. drink it, in remembrance of me. Then said they all, Art thou For as often as ye eat this bread, then the Son of God? And he and drink this cup, ye do show said unto them, Ye say that I the Lord's death tili he come. am. And they said, What Wherefore, whosoever shall need we any further witness? eat this bread, and drink this for we ourselves have heard of cup of the Lord unworthily, his own mouth..

shall be guilty of the body and

blood of the Lord. But let a Thursday before Easter. man examine himself, and so

let him eat of that bread, and The Epistle. 1 Cor. xi. 17.

drink of that cup. For he that IN this that I declare unto you; eateth and drinketh unworthily, come together not for the better, to himself, not discerning the but for the worse. For first of Lord's body. For this cause all, when ye come together in many are weak and sickly the Church, I hear that there be among you, and many sleep. divisions among you; and I For if we would judge ourselves, partly believe it. For there we should not be judged. But must be also heresies among when we are judged, we are you, that they which are ap- chastened of the Lord, that we proved may be made manifest should not be condemned with among you. When ye come the world.

Wherefore, my together therefore into one place, brethren, when ye come tothis is not to eat the Lord's gether to eat, tarry one for ano. Supper. For, in eating, every ther. And if any man hunger, one taketh before other his own let him eat at home; that ye supper: and one is hungry, and come not together unto conanother is drunken. What, demnation. And the rest will have ye not houses to eat and to I set in order when I come. drink in? or despise ye the church of God, and shame them The Gospel. St. Luke xxiii. 1. that have not? What shall I to ? shall

them , him in this? I praise you not. For unto Pilate. And they began I have received of the Lord to accuse him, saying, We that which also I delivered unto found this fellow perverting the you, That the Lord Jesus, the nation, and forbidding to give same night in which he was be- tribute to Cæsar, saying, that trayed, took bread; and when he himself is Christ a king. he had given thanks, he brake And Pilate asked him, saying, it, and said, Take, eat; this is Art thou the king of the Jews? my body, which is broken for and he answered him, and said, you : this do in remembrance Thou sayest it. Then said

After the same manner Pilate to the chief priests and also he took the cup, when he to the people, I find no fault in had supped, saying, This cup this man. And they were the is the new Testament in my more fierce, saying, He stirreth blood: this do ye, as oft as ye up the people, teaching through

of me.

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