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8 And the multitude, crying | 19 And they smote him on aloud, began to desire bim to the head with a reed, and did do as he had ever done unto spit upon him, and, bowing them.

their knees, worshipped him. 9 But Pilate answered them, | 20 And when they had mocksaying, Will ye that I release ed him, they took off the purunto you the King of the ple from him, and put his own Jews ?

clothes on him, and led him 10 (For he knew that the chief out to crucify him. priests had delivered him for 21 And they compel one Sienvy.)

mon, a Cyrenian, who passed 11 But the chief priests mov-by, coming out of the country, ed the people, that he should the father of Alexander, and rather release Barabbas unto Rufus, to bear his cross. them.

22 And they bring him unto 12 And Pilate answered, and the place Golgotha, which is, said unto them, What will ye being interpreted, The place of then that I shall do unto him a skull. whom ye call the King of the 23 And they gave him to Jews?

drink, wine mingled with myrrh: 13 And they cried out again, but he received it not. Crucify him.

24 And when they had cru14 Then Pilate said unto | cified him, they parted his gar. them, Why? what evil hath ments, casting lots upon them, he done ? and they cried out what every man should take. the more exceedingly, Crucify | 25 And it was the third hour; him.

and they crucified him. 15 And so Pilate, willing to 26 And the superscription content the people, released of his accusation was written Barabbas unto them, and deli-over, THE KING OF THE vered Jesus, when he had || JEWS. scourged him, to be crucified. 27 And with him they cru

16 And the soldiers led him || cify two thieves; the one on away, into the hall called Pre his right hand, and the other torium ; and they call together on his left. . the whole band ;

28 And the scripture was ful17 And they clothed him with filled, which saith, And he was purple, and platted a crown of | numbered with the transgresthorns, and put it about his sors. bead,

29 And they that passed by, 18 And began to salute him, railed on him, wagging their Hail, King of the Jews ! heads, and saying, Ah, 'thou

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that destroyest the temple, and gave up the ghost, he said, buildest it in three days,

Truly this man was the Son of 30 Save thyself, and come God. down from the cross.

40 There were also women 31 Likewise also the chief || looking on, afar off; among priests, mocking, said among whom was Mary Magdalene, themselves, with the scribes, and Mary the mother of James He saved others, himself hell the less, and of Joses, and Sa. cannot save :

lome; 32 Let Christ the King of Is. || 41 (Who also, when he was rael descend now from the in Galilee, followed him, and cross, that we may see and be- ministered unto him;) and ma. lieve. And they that were cru- ny other women which came cified with him, reviled him. up with him unto Jerusalem.

33 And when the sixth hour 42 And now, when the even was come, there was darkness was come, (because it was the over the whole land until the preparation, that is, the day ninth hour.

before the sabbath,) 34 And at the ninth hour, 43 Joseph of Arimathea, an Jesus cried with a loud voice, honourable counsellor, which saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabach also waited for the kingdom thani? which is, being interpret- of God, came and went in ed, My God, my God, why | boldly unto Pilate, and craved hast thou forsaken me ?

the body of Jesus. 35 And some of them that 44 And Pilate marvelled if stood by, when they heard it, he were already dead; and, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. calling unto him the centurion,

36 And one ran, and filled a he asked him whether he had spunge full of vinegar, and put been any while dead. it on a reed, and gave him to 45 And when he knew it of drink, saying, Let alone ; let the centurion, he gave the bous see whether Elias will comedy to Joseph. to take him down.

46 And he bought fine linen, 37 And Jesus cried with a and took him down, and wraploud voice, and gave up the ped him in the linen, and laid ghost.

him in a sepulchre, which was 38 And the vail of the tem- || hewn out of a rock, and rolled ple was rent in twain, from the a stone unto the door of the top to the bottom.

sepulchre. 39 And when the centurion, | 47 And Mary Magdalene, and which stood over against him, Mary the mother of Joses, besaw that he so cried out, and held where he was laid.

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he appeared first to Mary MagAND when the sabbath was dalene, out of whom he had past, Mary Magdalene, and || cast seven devils. Mary the mother of James and | 10 And she went and told Salome, had bought sweet spi. || them that had been with him, ces, that they might come and as they mourned and wept. anoint him.

11 And they, when they had 2 And very early in the morn- heard that he was alive, and ing, the first day of the week, had been seen of her, believed they came unto the sepulchre || not. at the rising of the sun. || 12 After that he appeared in

3 And they said among them- another form unto two of them, selves, Who shall roll us away || as they walked, and went into the stone from the door of the || the country. sepulchre ?

13 And they went and told it 4 (And when they looked, they unto the residue : neither besaw that the stone was rolled | lieved they them. away ;) for it was very great. 14 Afterward he appeared un

5 And, entering into the se- to the eleven as they sat at meat pulchre, they saw a young man and upbraided them with their sitting on the right side, cloth- unbelief, and hardness of heart, ed in a long white garment ; because they believed not them and they were affrighted. which had seen him after he

6 And he saith unto them, Be was risen. not affrighted. Ye seek Jesus of 15 And he said unto them, Nazareth, which was crucified; Go ye into all the world, and he is risen; he is not here : preach the gospel to every crea. behold the place where they laid him.

16 He that believeth, and is 7 But go your way, tell his baptized, shall be saved ; but disciples, and Peter, that he he that believeth not, shall be goeth before you into Galilee : damned. there shall ye see him, as he 17 And these signs shall fol. said unto you.

low them that believe; In my 8 And they went out quick- || name shall they cast out dely, and fled from the sepulchre; || vils; they shall speak with new for they trembled, and were a- | tongues; mazed ; neither said they any 18 They shall take up serthing to any man; for they were pents; and if they drink any afraid.

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them; they shall lay hands on || sat on the right hand of God. the sick, and they shall reco- | 20 And they went forth, and ver.

preached every where, the Lord 19 So then, after the Lord had | working with them, and conspoken unto them, he was re- | firming the word with signs fol. ceived up into heaven, and | lowing. Amen.,



ll of the course of Abia : and his

wife was of the daughters of CHRIST'S CONCEPTION.

Aaron, and her name was Eli. FORASMUCHas many have sabeth. taken in hand to set forth in or- || 6 And they were both righteder a declaration of those things ous before God, walking in all which are most surely believed the commandments and ordi. among us,

nances of the Lord blameless. 2 Even as they delivered | 7 And they had no child, be. them unto us, which from the cause that Elisabeth was bar. beginning were eye-witnesses, | ren : and they both were now and ministers of the word; well stricken in years. '

3 It seemed good to me also, I 8 And it came to pass, that having had perfect understand while he executed the priest's ing of all things from the very office before God, in the order first, to write unto thee in or of his course, der, most excellent Theophi 19 According to the custom of

the priest's office, his lot was to 4 That thou mightest know | burn incense when he went in. the certainty of those things to the temple of the Lord. wherein thou hast been in- 10 And the whole multitude structed.

of the people were praying 5 THERE was, in the days without, at the time of incense. of Herod the king of Judea, al 11 And there appeared unto certain priest named Zacharias, ll him an angel of the Lord,

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until the day that these things 12 And when Zacharias saw | shall be performed, because bim, he was troubled, and fear thou believest not my words, fell upon him..

which shall be fulfilled in their 13 But the angel said unto season. him, Fear not, Zacharias : for || 21 And the people waited for thy prayer is heard; and thy | Zacharias, and marvelled that wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a || he tarried so long in the tem. son, and thou shalt call his name ple. John.

22 And when he came out, 14 And thou shalt have joy he could not speak unto them ; and gladness; and many shall and they perceived that he had rejoice at his birth.

seen a vision in the temple ; 15 For he shall be great in || for he beckoned unto them, the sight of the Lord, and shall || and remained speechless. drink neither wine nor strong || 23 And it came to pass, that drink; and he shall be filled as soon as the days of his miwith the Holy Ghost, even nistration were accomplished, from his mother's womb. he departed to his own house.

16 And many of the children | 24 And after those days his of Israel shall he turn to the wife Elisabeth conceived, and Lord their God.

hid herself five months, saying, 17 And he shall go before 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt him in the spirit and power of with me in the days wherein he Elias, to turn the hearts of the looked on me, to take away my fathers to the children, and the | reproach among men. disobedient to the wisdom of 26 And in the sixth month, the just ; to make ready a peo- || the angel Gabriel was sent from ple prepared for the Lord. God unto a city of Galilee,

18 And Zacharias said unto named Nazareth, the angel, Whereby shall I 27 To a virgin espoused to a know this ? for I am an old || man whose name was Joseph, man, and my wife well stricken of the house of David ; and the in years.

| virgin's name was Mary. 19 And the angel answering, 28 And the angel came in said unto him, I am Gabriel, | unto her, and said, Hail,, thou that stand in the presence of that art highly favoured, the God; and am sent to speak Lord is with thee: blessed art unto thee, and to shew thee thou among women. these glad tidings.

| 29 And when she saw him, 20 And, behold, thou shalt be she was troubled at his saying,


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