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the band, and the tribune, and the servants of the CCM Jews, took Jesus, and they bound him: And they Hilo led him away to Annas first, for he was father-in.. law to Caiphas, who was the high-priest of that year. ·

Now Caiphas was he who had given the counsel to the Jews: That it was expedient that one man should die for the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. And that disciple was known to the high-priest, and went in with Jesus into the court of the high-priest. But Peter stood at the door without. The other disciple therefore who was known to the high-priest, went out, and spoke to the porteress, and brought in Peter. And the maid that was porteress, saith to Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples ? He saith, I am not. Now the servants and officers stood at a fire of coals, because it was cold, and Warmed themselves. And with them was Peter also standing and warming himself. The high-priest then asked Jesus of his disciples and of his doctrine.

Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly to the world: I have always taught in the synagogue, and in the terople, whither all the Jews resort; and in secret I have spoken nothing. Why asketh thou me? ask them who have heard what I have spoken uoto them: behold they know what things I have said. And wben he had said these things, one of the offcers standing by, gave Jesus a blow, saying, An

$werest thou the high-priest so? Jesus answered Student Lim: If I have spoken evil, give testimony of the

evil : but if well, why strikest thou me? And AnDas sent him bound to Caiphas the high-priest. And Simon Peter was standing, and warming himself. They said therefore to bim, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not. One of the servants of the bigh-priest (a kinsman to bir whose ear Peter cut off) saith to him, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? Then Peter again denied: and immediately the cock crew. Then

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they led Jesus from Caiphas to the governor's ball
And it was morning; and they went not into the

all, that they might not be defiled, but that they are, might eat the pasch. Pilate therefore went out to

them and said, 'What accusation bring you against this man? They answered and said to him, If he were not a malefactor we would not have delivered him up to thee. Pilate then said to them, Take him you, and judge him according to your lar. The Jews therefore said to him, It is not lawful for us to put any man to death. That the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he said, signifying what death he should die : Pilate therefore went into the hall again, and called Jesus and said to him, An thou the king of the Jews ? Jesus answered, Sapest thou this thing of thyself

, or have others told it thee
of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? The orn
nation, and the chief-priest have delivered thee up
to me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered, My
kingdom is not of this world. If my kingdomn were
of this world, my servants would certainly strive that
I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now en
kingdom is not from hence. Pilate therefore said to
him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered

, Then
savest that I am a king. For this was I born, ang
for this I came into the world; that I should give tes
timony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth
heareth my voice. Pilate saith to him, What is the
truth? And when he had said this, he went ont
again to the Jews, and said to them, I find no cause
in him.' But you have a custom that I should not
Jease ope unto you at the pasch: will you therefore
that I release into you the king of the Jews? Then
cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barab
bas. Now Barabbas was a robber. Then therefore
Pilate took Jesus, and scourged him. And the sok-
head: and they put on him a purple garment. And
diers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon hi
they came to him, and said, Hail, king of the Jews*

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feared the more.

and they give him blows. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith to them, Behold I bring him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause in him. (Jesus therefore came forth bearing the crown of thorns, and the purple garment.) And he saith to them, Behold the man. When thic chief priests therefore and the servants had seen him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith to ther, Take him you, and crucify him : for I find no cause in him. The Jews answered him, We have a law; and according to that law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. When Pilate therefore had heard this saying, hic

And he entered into the hall again; and be said to Jesus, Whence art thou ? But Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate therefore saith to him, Speakest thou not to me? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and I have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore he that hath delivered me to thee, bath the greater sin. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews cried out, saying, If thou release this man, thou art not Cæsar's friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king, spcaketh against Corsar. Now when Pilate had heard these words, he brought Jesus forth: and sat down in the judgment-seat, in the place that is called Lithostrotos, and in the Hebrew Gabbatba. And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews, Behold your king. But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith to them, Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests ansiereil', We have no king but Corsar. Then therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him forth. And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is called Calvary, but in Hebrew Golgotha. Where they crucified him, and with him two others, op side, and Jesus in the midst. And Pila title also ; and he put it upon the cross. writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH TI OF THE JEWS. - This title therefore i Jews did read: because the place where crucified, was nigh to the city; and it in Hebrew, in Greek, and in Latin. The priests of the Jews said to Pilate; Writ king of the Jews; but that he said, I am the Jews. Pilate answered; What I hay have written. The soldiers therefore wl crucified him, took his garments and the parts, to every soldier a part,) and als Now the coat was without seam, wove top throughout. They said then one Let us not cut it, but let us cast lots fc shall be; that the scripture might be fu saith: “ They have parted my garments and upon my vesture they have cast lots soldiers indeed did these things. Non hy the cross of Jesus, his mother, and sister, Mary of Cleophas, and Mary When Jesus therefore had seen his mo disciple standing whom he loved, he mother: Woman, behold thy Son. saith to the disciple: Behold thy mothe that hour the disciple took her to his ward Jesus knowing that all things were plished, that the scripture might he f I thirst. Now there was a vessel set vinegar. And they putting a sponge! about hyssop put it to his mouth. Je when he bad taken the vinegar, said mated. And bowing his head, he gave Then the Jews (because it was the p the bodies might not remain upon thi

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sabbath day (for that was a great sabbath-day,) be. sought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. The soldiers therefore came: and they broke the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him. But after they came to Jesus, when they saw that he was already dead. They did not break his legs : But one of the soldiers with a spear opened his side, and immediately there came out blood and water. And he that saw it hath given testimony: and bis testimony is true. And he knoweth that he saith true; that you also may believe. For these things were done that the scripture might be fulfilled : " You shall not break a bone of him." And again another scripture

" They shall look on him whom they pierced." Here is said, Cleanse my heart. ORDINARY. AND after these things Joseph of Arimathea (because he was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews)

besought Pilate that he might take

And Pilate gave leave. He les carne therefore and took away the body of Jesus. * And Nicodemus also came, he who at the first came

to Jesus by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh and

Loes, about one hundred pound weight. They took riel o Derefore the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen

cloths with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now there was in the place, where he was chre, wherein no man had yet been laid. There

the body of Jesus.

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a garden ; and in the garden a new sepultherefore, because of the parasceve of the Jews, they laid Jesus, because the sepulchre was nigh at hand. Then the Priest, standing on the Epistle side, says as

follows. Let us pray, most dearly beloved brethren, for the boly Church of God, that the Lord God would be pleased to grant it peace, maintain it in union, and preserve it all over the earth. That he would likevise bring into her bosom, the princes and poten.



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