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i to Tee my The Sunday before Easter. is of God, heareth Gods words; ye therefore hear them 110t, because ye are not of GodThen answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well, that thou art a Saniaritan,and hast a devil ?i Jesus, answered, I have nota devil; but I honour my Father and ye do dishongur me. And I' seek not mine own glory, there is one that seekcth and judgeth. Verily, verily I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a deyil.

Abralian is dead and the prophets; and thou sayelt,lf a man keep my faying, he shall never talte of death. Art thou greater then our Father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead:whom makest thou thy Yelf? Jesus answered, If I honour my self, my honour is nothing; it is my Father that honoureth me, of whom ye fay,that he is your God; yet ye chave not known him but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, i Thall be a liar like unto you ;, but I know him, and keep day, and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou feen Abraham? Jesus said unto them,

Verily,verily I say unto you,before Abraham was, I am. Then took they up Itones to cast at him; but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

The Sunday next before Eafter.

The Collect. A Lmighty and everlasting God, who of thy tender

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The Epiftle. Phil. 2. 5. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Chrift

Jesus, who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a fervant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in falhion as a man, he hunibled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name, which is above every name; that ad the name of Jesus every knee should bowe, of things in heaven and things in earth, and things under the earth: and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Gospel. S. Matth. 27.1.
Hen the morning was come, all the chief

priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, 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 saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of ilver to the chief priests and elders,saying, I have finned, n that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they aid, What is that to us? see thou to that. And he alt down the pieces of silver in the templę,and departzd, and went and hanged himself. And the chief prielts ook the filver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them intothe treasury because it isthe price of blood. Ind they took counsel, and bought with them the poters field to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was alled, The field of blood unto this day. ( Then was ulilled that which was spoken by Jeremy, the prophet, aying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the chilIren of Israel did value, and gave them for the potters

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fick as the Lord appointed me..) And Jesus stood before the governour; and the governour asked him, saya ing, Art thou the king of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayeit. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then faith Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? and he answered him to never a word, infomuch that the governour maryelled greatly.Now at that feast the governour was wont to release unto the people a prisoner,whom they would. And they had then a notable prisoner,called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together,Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas

, or Jesus which is called Christ.? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. When he was set down on the judgement-seat, his wife fent unto him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have fuffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders perswaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governour answered and said unto them, whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus, which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governour faid

. Why, what evil hath he done? But they cryed out the more,saying, Let him be crucified. When Pilate faw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood this just person : see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our chil

dren. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and whet he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be cruci

fied. Then the fouldiers of the governour took Jelu into the common-hall,and gathered unto him the whol band of Touldiers. And they stripped him, and put of

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