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The Epistle. Ephef. v. 1.

Eye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love, as Chrift alfo hath loved us, and hath given himself for us, an offering and a facrifice to God for a fweet-fmelling favour. But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh faints; neither filthiefs, nor foolish talking, nor jefting, which are not convenient; but rather giving of thanks. For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean perfon, nor covetous man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Chrift and of God. Let no man deceive you with vain words: for becaufe of thefe things cometh the wrath of God upon the children of difobedience. Be not ye, therefore, partakers with them: For ye were fometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light; for the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteoufnefs and truth;) proving what is acceptable unto the Lord. And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove

them. For it is a fhame even to speak of those things which are done of them in fecret. But all things that are reproved are made manifeft by the light: for whatfoever doth make manifeft is light. Wherefore he faith, Awake, thou that fleepeft, and arife from the dead, and Chrift fhall give thee light..

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The Gospel. Luke'xi. 14. ESUS was cafting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb fpake; and the people wondered. But fome of them faid, He cafleth out chief of the devils. And others, devils through Beelzebub the tempting him, fought of him a fign from heaven. But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itfel is brought to defolation; and a houle divided against a houfe, falleth. If Satan alfo be divided against himself, how thall his kingdom ftand? becaufe ye fay that I caft out devils through Beelzebub. And if I by Beelzebub cait out devils, by whom do your fons cait them out? therefore fhall they be your judges. But if I with the finger of God caft out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. When a ftrong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace: but when a ftronger than he fhall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him, all his armour wherein he trufted, and divideth his fpoils. He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me fcattereth. When the unclean fpirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, feeking reft; and finding none, he faith, I will return unto my houfe whence I came out. And when he cometh, he findet it fwept and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh to him feven other fpirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the laft ftate of that man is worfe than the firit. And it came to país, as he spake

these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and faid unto him, Bleffed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou haft fucked. But he faid, Yea, rather bleffed are they that hear the word of Ged, and keep it.

Fourth, Sunday in Lent.

The Collect.

RANT, we beseech thee, Almighty God, that we, who for our evil deeds do worthily deferve to be punished, by the comfort of thy grace may mercifully be relieved, through our Lord and Saviour Jefus Chrift.


The Epifle. Gal. iv. 21.

The Gospel. John vi. 1. JESUS went over the fea of Tiberias. And a great multitude Galilee, which is the fea of followed him, because they faw his miracles which he did on them that were difeafed. And Jefus went up into a mountain, and there he fat with his difciples. And the paffover, a feaft of the Jews, was nigh. When and faw a great company come Jefus then lifted up his eyes, unto him, he faith unto Philip, Whence thall we buy bread. that thefe may eat? And this he faid to prove him; for he himfelf knew what he would do. Philip anfwered him, Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not fufficient for them, that every ELL me, ye that defire to one of them may take a litbe under the law, do ye not tle. One of his difciples, Anhear the law? For it is written, drew, Simon Peter's brother, that Abraham hath two fons, the faith unto him, There is a lad one by a bond-maid, the other here, which hath five barleyby a free woman. But he who loaves and two fmall fifles: was of the bond-woman was but what are they among fo born after the flesh; but he of many? And Jefus faid, Make the free woman was by promife. the men fit down. Now there Which things are an allegory: for thefe are the two covenants, the one from the mount Sinai, which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar. For this Agar is mount Sinai in Arabia, and anfwereth to Jerufalem which now is, and is in bondage with her children. But Jerufalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all. For it is written, Rejoice, thou barren that beareft not; break forth and cry, thou that travaileft not; for the defolate hath many more children than the which hath an hufband. Now we, brethren, as Ifaac was, are the children of promife. But as then he that was born after the fleth, perfecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even fo it is now. Nevertheless what faith the Scripture? Caft out the bondwoman and her fon: for the fon of the bond-woman thall not be

heir with the fon of the free woman. So then, brethren, we

was much grafs in the place. So the men fat down, in number about five thoufand. And Jefus took the loaves: and when he had given thanks, he diftributed to the difciples, and the difciples to them that were fet down; and likewife of the files as much as they would. When they were filled, he faid unto his difciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be loft. Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve bafkets with the fragments of the five barley-loaves, which remained over and above unto them that had eaten. Then those men, when they had feen the miracle that Jefus did, faid, This is of a truth that prophet that fhould come into the world.

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Fifth Sunday in Lent.

The Collect.

God,mercifully to look upon TE befeech thee, Almighty

are not children of the bond- thy people; that by thy great woman, but of the free goodness they may be governed

and preferved evermore, both in body and foul, through Jefus Christ our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Heb. ix. 11. HRIST being come an high prieft of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to fay, not of this building; neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood, he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the afhes of an heifer fprinkling the unclean, fanctifieth to the purifying of the fleth; how much more thall the blood of Chrift, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without fpot to God, purge your confcience from dead works, to ferve the living God? And for this caufe he is the mediator of the new teftament, teftament, that by

means of death, for the redemption of the tranfgreffions that were under the first teftament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance.

The Gospel. John viii. 46.

J convinceth me of fin? And if I fay the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words; ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God. Then aufwered

the Jews, and faid unto him,

Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and haft a devil? Jefus anfwered, I have not a devil: but I honour my Father, and ye do difhonour me. And I feek not mine own glory: there is one that feeketh 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, If a man keep my faying, he thall never rafte of death. Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which

is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makeft thou thyfelf? Jefus anfwered, If I honour myfelf, 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 fhould fay, I know him not, I fhall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his faying. Your father Abraham rejoiced 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 ftones to caft at him: but Jefus hid himself, and went out of the temple.


Sunday next before Eafter.

The Collect.

A God, who of thy tender love towards mankind haft fent thy Son our Saviour Jefus Christ, to take upon him our flefli, and to fuffer death upon the cross, that all mankind' fhould follow the example of his great humi

LMIGHTY and everlasting

may both follow the example of his patience, and alfo be made partakers of his refurrection, through the fame Jefus Chrik

our Lord. Amen.

The Epistle. Phil. ii. 5.

which was alfo 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 became 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 thould bow, of things in

ET this mind be in you,

heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue thould confefs that Jefus Chrift is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

The Gospel. Matt. xxvii. 1.

W THEN 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 governor. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he faw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of liver to the chief priefts and elders, faying, I have finned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they faid, 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 took the filver pieces, and faid, It is not lawful for to put them into the treafury, becaufe it is the price of blood. And they took counfel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury ftrangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was poken by Jeremy the prophet, faying, And they took the thirty pieces of filver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Ifrael did value; and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me. And Jefus ftood before the governor: and the governor afked him, faying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jefus faid unto him, Thou fayeft. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he anfwered nothing. Then faith Pilate unto him, Heareft thou not how many things they witnefs against thee? And he answered him to never a word; infomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. Now at that feaft the governor was wont

to releafe unto the people a prifoner, whom they would. And they had then a notable prifoner, called Barabbas. Therefore, when they were gathered together, Pilate faid unto them, Whom will ye that I releafe unto you? Barabbas, or Jefus which is called Chrift? 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 futtered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priests and elders perfuaded the multitude that they fhould afk Barabbas, and defroy Jefus. The governor anfwered and faid unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I releafe unto you? They faid, Barabbas. Pilate faith unto them, What fhall I do then with Jefus, which is called Chrift? They all fay unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor faid, Why? what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, faying, 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, faying, I am innocent of the blood of this juft perfon: fee ye to it. Then answered all the people, and faid, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had fcourged Jefus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the foldiers of the governor took Jefus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of foldiers. And they ftripped him, and put on him. a. fcarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, faying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they fpit upon him, and took the reed, and fmote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the

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to drink. The reft faid, Let be let us fee whether Elias will come to fave him. Jefus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghoft. And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the faints which fept, arofe, and came out of the graves after his refurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

and they that were with him. watching Jefus, faw the earthquake, and thofe things that were done, they feared greatly, faying, Truly this was the Son of God..

robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to fay, A place of a fcull, they gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when he had tafted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments, cafting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was. Now when the centurion, fpoken by the prophet, They parted my garinents among them, and upon my vefture did they caft fots. And And fitting down, they watched him there; and fet up over his head his accufation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with him one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that paffed by reviled him, wagging their heads, and faying, Thou that t deftroyeft the temple, and buildeft it in three days, fave thyfelf. If thou be the Son of God, come e down from the crofs. Likewife a fo the chief priests mocking him, with the fcribes and elders, faid, He faved others, himfelf he cannot fave. If he be the King of Ifrael, let him now come down from the crofs, and we will believe him. He trulted in God; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for he faid, I am the Son of God. The thieves alfo, which were crucified with him, caft the fame in his teeth. Now from the fixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jefus cried with a loud voice, faying, Eli, Eli, lama fabachthani? that is to fay, My God, my God, why haft thou foríaken me? Some of them that food there, when they heard that, faid, This man calleth for Elias. And ftraightway one of them ran, and took a fpunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him

Monday before Eafter. For the Epistle. Ifaiah Ixiii. 1. HO is this that cometh W from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatnefs of his ftrength? I that fpeak in righteoufnefs, mighty to fave. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that treadeth in the wine-fat? I have trodden the wine-prefs alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood thall be fprinkled upon my garments, and I will ftain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come." And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none. to uphold therefore mine own arm brought falvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their ftrength to the earth. I will mention the loving-kindneffes of the Lord, and the praifes of the Lord, according

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