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heaven, and things in earth, and to release unto the people a pri. things under the earth; and that soner, whom they would. And every tongue thould confess that they had then a notable prisoner, Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory called Barabbas. Therefore, when of God the Father.

they were gathered together,

Pilate said unto them, Wbom The Gospel. Matt. xxvii. 1.

will ye that I release unto you?

Barabbas, or Jesus which is W THEN the morning was called Chrift! For he knew that

come, all the chief priests for envy they had delivered him. and elders of the people took When he was set

down on the counsel against Jesus to put him judgement-seat, his wife sent to death. And when they had unto him, saying, Have thou nobound him, they led him away, thing to do with that just man; and delivered him to Puntius for I have suffered many things Pilate the governor. Then Judas, this day in a dream because of which had betrayed bim, 'when him. But the chief prieits and he saw that he was condemned, elders persuaded the multitude repented himself, and brought that they shouid alk, Barabbas, again the thirty pieces of River and deliroy Jefus. The goverto the chief priests and elders, nor answered and said saying, I have finned in that them, Whether of the twain

will I have betrayed the innocent ye that I release unto you? They blood. And they said, What is said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto that to us? see thou' to that. them, What Thall I do then with And he cast down the pieces of Jesus, which is called Christ? filver in the temple, and de. They all say unto him, Let him parted, and went and hanged be crucified. And the governor himself. And the chief priests said, Why? what evil hath he took the filver pieces, and said, done? But they cried out the It is not lawful for to put them more, saying, Let him be cruciinto the treasury, because it is fied. When Pilate saw that he the price of blood. And they could prevail nothing, but that took counsel, and bought with rather'a tumult was made, he them the potter's field, 'to bury took water, and washed his hands strangers in. Wherefore that before the multitude, saying, I held was called, The field of am innocent of the blood of blood, unto this day. Then this just person: see ye to it. was fulfilled that which was Then answered all the people, fpoken by Jeremy the prophet, and said, His blood be on us, and saying, And they took the thirty on our children. Then released pieces of filver, the price of him he Barabbas unto them: and that was valued, whom they of when he had scourged Jesus, the children of Israel did value; he delivered him to be crucified. and gave them for the potter's Then the soldiers of the goverfield, as the Lord appointed me. nor took Jesus into the common And Jesus stood before the gover- hall, and gathered unto him the nor: and the governor asked him, whole band of soldiers. And saying, Art thou the King of the they stripped him, and put on Jews? And Jesus said unto him, him. a, scarlet robe. And when 'Thou sayeft. And when he was they had platted a crown of accused of the chief priests and thorns, they put it upon his elders, he answered nothing. head, and a reed in his right Then raith Pilate unto him, hand, and they bowed the knce Heareft thou not how many before him, and mocked him, things they witness againti thee' saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And he answered him to never a And they (pit upon him, and word; intomuch that the gover- took the reed, and smote him on nor marvelled greatly. Now at the head. And after that they that feast the governor was wont had mocked him, they took the

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sobe off from him, and put his to drink. The rest said, Let be own raiment on him, and led let us see whether Elias will come him away to crucify him. And to save him. Jesus, when he had as they came out, they found a cried again with a loud voice, man of Cyrene, Simon by name: yielded up the ghoft. And, behim they compelled to bear his hold, the veil of the temple was cross. And when they were rent in twain from the top to come unto a place called Golgo- the bottom; and the earth did tha, that is to say, A place of a quake, and the rocks rent; and scull, they gave him vinegar to the graves were opened; and drink mingled with gall: and many bodies of the saints which when he had tafted thereof, he Nept, arore, and came out of would not drink. And they the graves after his resurreccrucified him, and parted his tion, and went into the holy garments, cafting lois; that it city, and appeared unto many. might be fulfilled which was. Now when the centurion, spoken by the prophet, They and they that were with him parted my garments among watching Jesus, saw the earththem, and upon my vefture did quake, and those things that they cast lots. And fitting were done, they feared greatly, down, they watched him there; saying, Truly this was the Son and set up over his head his ac- of God.. cusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves

Monday before Euster. crucified with him one on the right hand, and another on For the Epistle. Isaiah lxiii. 1. the left. And they that passed

from Edom, with dyed : heads, and saying, Thou that garments from Bozrah? this :- defiroyeft the temple, and build- that is glorious in his apparel,

eft it in three days, save thyself. travelling in the greatness of his If thou be the Son of God, come strength? I that speak in rightdown from the cross. Likewise eousness, mighty to save. Wherealso the chief prieits mocking fore art thou red in thine aphim, with the scribes and elders, parel, and thy garments like him said, Ile saved others, himself he that treadesh in the wine-fat? cannot save. If he be the King I have trodden the wine-preis of Urael, let him now comnc alone; and of the people there down from the cross, and we will was none with me: fór I will believe him. He trulied in God; tread them in mine anger, and let him deliver him now, if he trample them in my fury; and will have him: for he said, I am their blood Thall be sprinkled the Son of God. The thieves upon my garments, and I will also, which were crucified with itain all my raiinent. For the him, catt* the same in his teeth. day of vengeance is in mine Now from the fixth hour there heart, and the year of my rewas darkness over all the land deemed is come.' And I looked, unto the ninth hour. And about and there was none to help; and the ninth hour Jesus cried with I wondered that there was none a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, to uphold: therefore minc own lama sabachthani ? thai is to say, arm brought salvation unto me; My God, my God, why halt thou and my fury, it upheld me. And foríaken me? Some of them that I will tread down the people in stood there, when they heard mine anger, and make them that, said, This man calleth for drunk in my fury, and I will Elias. And straightway one of bring down their strength to the them ran, and took a spunge, earth. I will mention the lov. and filled it with vinegar, and ing.kindnesses of the Lord, and put it on a reed, and gave him the praises of the Lord, according

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to all that the Lord hath be- tuary. We are thine: thou flowed on us, and the great never barest rule over them; goodness toward the houie of they were not called by thy Ifrael, which he hath bestowed name. on them according to his mercies, and according to the mul

The Gospei. Mark xiv. 1. titude of his loving-kindnesses. FTER two days was the feast For he laid, Surely they are my of the pafsover, and of unpeople, children that will not leavened bread: and the chief jie: lo he was their Saviour. priests and the scribes fought In all their affliction he was af. how they might take him by fiated, and the angel of his pre- craft, and put him to death. fence saved them: in his love But they said, Not on the feast. and in his pity he redeemed day, lett there be an uproar of them; and he bare them, and the people. And being in Becarried them all the days of old. thany, in the house of Simon the But they rebelled, and vexed his leper, as he fat at meat, there Holy Spirit: therefore he was came a woman having an alabalturned to be their enemy, and ter-box of ointment of spikenard, he fought against them. Then very precious; and the brake the he remembered the days of old, box, and poured it on his head, Moses and his people, saying, And there were some that had Where is he that brought them indignation within themselves, up out of the sea with the shep- and said, Why was this waste of herd of his flock? Where is he the ointment made? for it might that put his boly Spirit within have been fold for more than hin?' That led them by the three hundred pence, and have right hand of Moses with his been given to the poor. And glorious arm, dividing the water they murmured against her. before them, to make himself an And Jesus faid, Let her alone; everlasting name? That led them why irouble ye her? the hath through the deep, as an horse in wrought a good work on me. the wilderness, that they thould For ye have the poor with you not stumble? As a beast goeth always, and whensoever ye will down into the valley, the Spirit ye may do them good: but me of the Lord caused him to rest; ye have not always. She hath so didft thou lead thy people, to done what the could: the is make thyself a glorious name. come aforehand to anoint my Look down from heaven, and body to the burying, Verily I behold from the habitation of say unto you, wheresoever this thy holiness and of thy glory: Gospel thall be preached throughWhere is thy zeal and thy out the whole world, this also Strength, the founding of thy that the hath done thall be spoken bowels and of thy mercies to- of for a memorial of her. And ward me? are they restrained? Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, Doubtless thou art our Father, went unto the chief priests, to though Abraham be ignorant of betray him unto them. And us, and Israel acknowledge us when they heard it, they were not. Thou, O Lord, art our glad, and promised to give him Father, our Redeemer; thy money. And he fought how he name is from everlasting. Ó might conveniently betray him. Lord, why hast thou made us And the first day of unleavened to err from thy ways, and bread, when they killed the hardened our heart from thy, paffover, his disciples faid unto fear? Return for thy servants' him, where wilt thou that we Take, the tribes of thine in- go and prepare, that thou mayeft heritance. The people of thy eat the paffover? Aud he fendeth holiness have poffeiled it but a forth two of his disciples, and little while : our adversaries faith unto them, Go ye into the man bearing a pitcher of water: But he spake the more vehc. follow him. And whereroever mently, If I fould die with he fhall go in, fay, ye to the thee, I will not deny thee in any good man of the house, The wife. Likewise also laid they all. Mafter faith, Where is the guest- And they came to a place which chamber, where I shall eat the was named Gethsemane: and he pafsover with my disciples? And faith to his disciples, Sit ye here, he will thew you a large upper while I thall pray. And be taketh room furnished and prepared: with him Peter' and James and there make ready for us. And John, and began to be fore his disciples went forth, and amazed, and to be very heavy; came into the city, and found as and faith unto them, My soul is he had said unto them: and they exceeding forrowful unto death: made ready the pafsover. And tarry ye here, and waich. And in the evening he cometh with he went forward a little, and the twelve. And as they fat, fell on the ground, and prayed and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I that, if it were poflible, the hour say unto you, One of you which might pass from him. And he eateth with me thall betray me. said, Abba, Father, all things And they began to be sorrowful, are possible unto thee; takeaway and to say unto him one by one, this cup from me: nevertheleis Is it? and another said, Is it I? not what I will, but what thou And he answered and said unto wilt. And he cometh, and findthem, It is one of the twelve, eth them feeping, and faith that dippeth with me in the dish. unto Peter, Simon, seepest thou? The Son of man indeed goeth, as couldest not thou watch one it is written of him: but woe to hour? watch ye and pray, left that man by whom the Son of ye enter into temptation. The man is betiayed! good were it fpirit truly is ready, but the for that man if he had never flesh is weak. And again he went been born. And as they did eat, away, and prayed, and spake the Jeruslook bread, and blefled, and fame words. And when he rebrake it, and gave to them, and turned, he found them alleep laid, Take, eat; this is my body. again: for their eyes were heavy: And he took the cup; and when neither wist they what to antwer he had given thanks, he gave it him. And he cometh the third to them: and they all drank of time, and faith unto them, Sleep 11. And he said unto them, This on now, and take your rent: it is my blood of the new testament, is enough, the hour is come: which is thed for many. Verilý behold, the Son of man is beI lay unto you, I will drink nó trayed into the hands of tinners. more of the fruit of the vine, Rise up, let us go; lo, he that until that day that I drink it betrayeth me is at hand. And new in the kingdom of God. immediately, while he yet spake, And when they had sung an cometh Judas, one of the twelve, hymn, they went out into the and with him-a great multitude mount of Olives. And Jelus with Iwords and liaves, from the faith unto them, All ye fhall be chief priesis and the scribes and offended because of me this the elders. And he that benight: for it is written, I will trayed bim had given them a 1mite the thepherd, and the Nicep token, saying, Whomsoever I Thall be scattered. But after that thall kiss, that same is he: take I am risen, I will go before you him, and lead him away safely. into Galilee. But Peter said unto And as soon as he was come, he bim, Although all Hall be of. goeth straightway to him, and fended, yet will not l. And Jelus aith, Malier, matier; and killed faith unto him, Verily I say unto him. And they laid their hands thee, That this day, even in this on him, and took him.

And night, before the cock crow one of them that tood by drew twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. a tword, and smote a servant of

the high priest, and cut off his servants did strike him with the ear. Ånd Jesus answered and palms of their hands. And as said unto them, Are ye come out, Peter was beneath in the palace, as against a thief, with swords there cometh one of the maid's and with staves to take me? I of the high priest: and when the was daily with you in the tem- faw Perer warming himself, the pie teaching, and ye took me looked upon him, and said, And not: but the Scriptures must be thou also wast with Jesus of fulfilled. And they all forsook Nazareth. But he denied, saying, him, and fled. And there fol- I know not, neither understand lowed him a certain young man, I what thou sayeft. And he went having a linen cloth cast about out into the porch; and the his naked body; and the young cock crew. And a maid faw him men laid hold on him: and he again, and began

to say to them left tlielinen cloth, and fled from that stood by, This is one of thein naked. And they led Jesus them. And he denied it again. away to the high priest : and And a little after, they that stood with' him were allembled all the by raid again to Peter, Surely chief priests and the elders and 'thou art one of them: for thou the fcribes. And Peter followed art a Galilean, and thy speech him afaroff, even into the palace agreeth theretu. But he began of the high priest: and he fat to curle and to twear, saying, I with the servants, and warmed know not this man of whom ye himself at the fire. And the speak. And the second time the chief priests and all the council cock crew. And Peter called to fought for witness against Jesus mind the word that Jesus said to put him to death; and found unto him, Before the cock crow none. For many bare false wit- twice thou thalt deny me thrice. nels against him, but their wit. And when he thought thereon, ness agreed not together. And he wept. there arose certain, and bare false witness againtt him, saying, We heard him say, I will deliroy Tuesday before Easter. this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I

For the Epiltle. Ifaiah L. 5. will build another made without 'HE Lord God hath opened hands. But neither fo did their witness agree together. And the rebellious, neither turned away high prielt stood up in the midst, back. I gave my back to the adalked Jesus,taying, Answereit fmiters, and my cheeks to thou nothing? what is it which them that plucked off the hair: there witness against thee? But I hid not my face from thame he held his peace, and answered and spitting. For the Lord God nothing. Again the high priest will help me; therefore thall ! alked him, and said unto him, pot be confounded : therefore Art thou the Chrift, the Son of have I set my face like a fint, the Blessed? And Jesus said, I and I know that I thall not be am: and ye thall see the Son of athamed. He is near that juftiman fitting on the right hand of fieth me; who will contend with power, and coming in the clouds me? let us fiand together: who of heaven. Then the high priest is mine adversary? let him come rent his clothes, and faith, What near to me. Behold, the Lord need we any further witnesses? God will help me; who is he that ye have heard the blasphemy: 1hall condeinn me? Lo, they all what think ye? And they all shall wax old as a garment; the condemned him to be guilty of moth thall eat them up. Who death. And some began to spit is among you that feareth the on him, and to cover his face, Lord, that obeyeth the voice and to buffet him, and to lay his servant, that walketh in dark: unto bim, Prophely: and the ness, and liath no light? let him

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