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is of God,heareth Gods words, ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then anfwered the Jews, and faid unto him, Say we not well, that thou art a Sa ntaritan,and haft a devil? Jefus anfwered, I have nota devil, but I honour my Father,and ye do difhonour me And I feek fot mine own glory, there is one that feek cth and judgeth. Verily, verily I fay unto you, If a man keep my faying, he fhall never fee death. Then faid the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou haft a devil. Abraham is dead,and the prophets, and thou fayeft,Ifa man keep my faying, he fhall never taste of death. Art thou greater then our Father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makeft thou thy felf? Jefus anfivered, If I honour my felf, my honour is nothing, it is my Father that honoureth me, of whom ye fay,that he is your God; yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should fay, I know him not, dhall be a liar like unto you; but I know him, and keep his faying Your father Abraham rejoyced to fee my day, and he faw it, and was glad. Then faid the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and haft thou feen Abraham? Jefus faid unto them, Verily, verily I fay unto you,before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up tones to caft at him; but Jefus hid himfelf,and went out of the temple.
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Lmighty and everlasting God, who of thy tender love towards mankind, haft fent thy Son, our Sa iour Jefus Chrift,to take upon him our flefh,and to fuffer death upon the crofs, that all mankind fhould follow the example of his great humility; Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, ! alfo be made partakers of his refurretion,through fame Iefus Chrift our Lord. Amen.
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And they that went before; and they that follow cryed farin Hosanna blessed is he that cometh in the
name of the Lord
Et this mind be in you, which was also in Chrift Jefus, who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himfelf of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a fervant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and be Icame obedient unto death, even the death of the crofs. Wherefore God alfo hath highly exalted him, and given him a name,which is above every name; that at the name of Jefus every knee should bowe, of things in heaven,and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue fhould confefs that Jefus Chrift is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
The Gospel. S. Matth. 27.1.
Hen the morning was come, all the chief priefts and elders of the people took counfel against Jefus, to put him to death. And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governour. Then Judas who had betrayed him, when he faw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of ilver to the chief pricfts and elders, faying, I have finned, n that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they aid, What is that to us? fee thou to that. And he caft down the pieces of filver in the temple,and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests ook the filver pieces, and faid, It is not lawful for to out them into the treafury,becaufe it isthe price of blood. And they took counfel, and bought with them the poters field to bury ftrangers in. Wherefore that field was alled, The field of blood unto this day. (Then was ulfilled that which was fpoken by Jeremy the prophet, aying, And they took the thirty pieces of filver, the rice of him that was valued, whom they of the chilIren of Ifrael did value, and gave them for the potter
field,as the Lord appointed me.) And Jefus ftood be fore the governour; and the governour asked him, fay ing, Art thou the king of the Jews? And Jefus faid unto him, Thou fayeft. And when he was accufed of the chief priefts and elders, he answered nothing. Then faith Pilate unto him, Heareft thou not how many things they witnefs against thee? and he anfwered him to never a word, infomuch that the governour maryelled greatly.Now at that feast the governour was wont to releafe unto the people a prifoner, whom they would. And they had then a notable prifoner, called Barabbas. There fore when they were gathered together,Pilate faid unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jefus which is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. When he was fet down on the judgement-feat, his wife fent unto him, faying, Have thou nothing to do with that juft man: for I have fuffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders perfwaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jefus. The governour answered and faid unto them, whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They faid, Barabbas. Pilate faith unto them, What shall I do the with Jefus, which is called Chrift? They all fay unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governour faid Why, what evil hath he done? But they cryed out the more,faying,Let him be crucified. When Pilate faw tha he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, faying, I am innocent of the blood c this juft perfon: fee ye to it. Then answered all the people, and faid, His blood be on us, and on our chi dren. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and whe he had fcourged Jefus, he delivered him to be cruci fied. Then the fouldiers of the governour took Jel into the common-hall,and gathered unto him the who band of fouldiers. And they stripped him, and put