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CHAP. XXIII.

sented unto me this man, as one that Continuation of the history of the perverteth the people, and behold I passion.

have examined him before you, find ND the whole multitude of no cause in this man in those things late.

15 No, nor Herod neither. For 2. And they began to accuse him, I sent you to him, and behold, nosaying: We have found this man thing worthy of death is done to perverting our nation, and forbid- him. ding to give tribute to Cesar, and 16 I will chastise him therefore saying that he is Christ the king and release him.

3 And Pilate asked him, saying : 17 Now of necessity he was to Art thou the king of the Jews ! But release unto them one upon the he answering, said: Thou sayest it. feast day.

4 And Pilate said to the chief 18 But the whole multitude topriests and to the multitudes : I find gether cried out, saying: Away no cause in this man.

with this man, and release unto us 5 But they were more earnest, Barabbas. saying: He stirreth up the people, 19 Who for a certain sedition teaching throughout all Judea, be- made in the city, and for a murder, ginning from Galilee to this place. was cast into prison.

6 But Pilate hearing Galilee, ask 20 And Pilate again spoke to ed if the man were of Galilee. them, desiring to release JESUS.

7 And when he understood that 21 But they cried again, saying : he was of Herod's jurisdiction, he Crucify him, crucify him. sent him away to Herod, who was 22 And he said to them the third also himself at Jerusalem in those time: Why, what evil hath this days.

man done? I find no cause of death 8 And Herod seeing JESUS, was in him, I will chastise him therevery glad, for he was desirous of a fore and let him go, long time to see him, because he 23 But they were instant with had heard many things of him : and loud voices requiring that he might he hoped to see some sign wrought be crucified : and their voices pre

vailed. 9 And he questioned him in ma 24 And Pilate gave sentence that my words. But he answered him it should be as they required. nothing.

25 And he released unto them 10 And the chief priests and the him who for murder and sedition scribes stood by earnestly accusing had been cast into prison, whom him.

they had desired : but Jesus he de 11 And Herod with his army livered up to their will. set him at nought : and mocked 26 And as they led him away him, putting on him a white gar- they laid hold of one Simon of Cy. ment, and sent him back to Pilate. rene coming from the country: and

12 And Herod and Pilate were they laid the cross on him to carry made friends that same day : for after JESUS. before they were enemies one to 27 And there followed him a great another.

multitude of people, and of women 13 And Pilate calling together who bewailed and lamented him. the chief priests, and the magis 28 But Jesus turning to them, trates, and the people,

said : Daughters of Jerusalem, 14 Said to them: You have pre-Tweep not over me, but weep for

by him.

give

yourselves, and for your children. receive the due reward of our deeds:

29 Forbehold the days shall but this man hath done no evil. come, wherein they will say : Bless 42 And he said to JESUS : Lord, ed are the barren, and the woinbs remember me when thou shalt come that have not borne, and the paps into thy kingdom. that have not given suck.

43 And Jesus said to him: Amen 30 Then shall they begin to say I say to thee, this day thou shalt to the mountains, Fall upon us : be with me in paradise. and to the hills, Cover us.

44 And it was almost the sixth 31 For if in the green wood they hour : and there was darkness over do these things, what shall be done all the earth until the ninth hour. in the dry ?

45 And the sun was darkened : 32 And there were also two other and the veil of the temple was rent malefactors led with him, to be put in the midst. to death.

46 And JESUS crying with a loud 33 And when they were come to voice, said : Father, into thy hands the place which is called Calvary, I commend my spirit. And saying they crucified him there ; 'and the this, he gave up the ghost. robbers, one on the right hand, and 47 Now the centurion seeing the other on the left.

what was done, glorified God, say34 And JESUS said: Father, for- ing : Indeed this was a just man.

them, for they know not what 48 And all the multitude of them they do. But they dividing his gar- that were come together to that ments, cast lots.

sight, and saw the things that were 35 And the people stood behold- done, returned striking their breasts. ing, and the rulers with them de 49 And all his acquaintance, and rided him, saying: He saved others, the women that had followed him let him save himself, if he be Christ, from Galilee, stood afar off beholdthe elect of God.

ing these things. 36 An: the soldiers also mocked 50 And behold there was a man him coming to him, and offering named Joseph, who was a counselhim vinegar.

lor, a good and a just man. 37 And saying: If thou be the 51 (The same had not consented king of the Jews, save thyself. to their counsel and doings) of

33 And there was also a super-| Arimathea a city of Judea, who scription written over him in letters also himself looked for the kingdom of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew : of God. THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 52 This man went to Pilate, and

39. And one of those robbers who begged the body of JESUS. were hanged, blasphemed him, 53 And taking him down, he saying: If thou be Christ, save wrapped him in fine linen, and thyself, and us.

laid him in a sepulchre that was 40 But the other answering, ré- hewed in stone, wherein never yet buked him, saying: Neither dost any man had been laid. thou fear God, seeing thou art un 54 And it was the day of the pader the same condemnation ! rasceve, and the sabbath drew on.

41 And we indeed justly, for wel: -55 And the women that were Ver. 43. In paradise. That is, in the happy state of rest, joy, and peace everlasting. Christ was pleased, hy a special privilege, to reward the faith and confession of the good thief with a full discharge of all his sins, both as to the guilt and punishment; and to introduce him immediately after death into the happy society of the saints. Ver. 54. Parasceve. That is, the eve, or day of preparation for the sabbath.glo

come with him from Galilee, fol-/ went the same day to a town which lowing after, saw the sepulchre, was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, and how his body was laid.

named Emmaus. 56 And returning they prepared 14 And they talked together of spices and ointments : and on the all these things which had hapsabbath-day they rested according pened. to the commandment.

15 And it came to pass, that CHAP. XXIV.

while they talked and reasoned Christ's resurrection. with themselves, Jesus himself also AND opathe first day of the week drawing renewent with the end

16 But their eyes that came to the sepulchre, bringing the they should not know him. spices which they had prepared. 17 And he said to them: What

2 And they found the stone rolled are these discourses that you hold back from the sepulchre.

one with another as you walk, and s And going in, they found notare sad ? the body of the Lord JESUS.

18 And the one of them whose 4 And it came to pass, as they name was Cleophas, answering, were astonished in their mind at said to him : Art,thou only a stranthis, behold two men stood by them ger in Jerusalem, and hast not in shining apparel.

known the things that have been 5 And as they were afraid and done there in these days.?. bowed down their countenance to 19 To whom he said : What wards the ground, they said unto things ? And they said : Concernthem: Why seek you the living ing JESUS of Nazareth, who was a with the dead ?

prophet, mighty in work and word 6 He is 'not here, but is risen. before God and all the people. Remember how he spoke unto you,

20 And how our chief priests and when he was yet in Galilee. princes delivered him to be con

7 Saying: The Son of man must demned to death,and crucified him. be delivered into the hands of sinful 21 But we hoped that it was he men, and be crucified, and the third that should have redeemed Israel :day rise again.

and now besides all this, to day is 8 And they remembered his words. the third day since these things € 9 And going back from the se- were done. pulchre, they told all these things 22 Yea and certain women also to the eleven, and to all the rest. of our company, affrighted us, who

10 And it was Mary Magdalen, before it was light, were at the seand Joanna, and Mary of James, pulchre, and the other women that were 23 And not finding his body, with them, who told these things came, saying that they had also to the apostles.

seen a vision of angels, who say 11 And these words seemed to that he is alive. them as idle tales, and they did 24 And some of our people went not believe them.

to the sepulchre : and found it so 12 But Peter rising up ran to as the women had said, but him the sepulchre ; and stooping down they found not. he saw the linen clothslaid by them 25 Then he said to them: O foolselves, and went away wondering in ish, and slow of heart to believe in himself at that which was come to all things which the prophets have pass.

spoken. 13 And behold, two of them 26 Ought not Christ to have suf

gave to them.

Bred these things, and so to enter it is I myself; handle, and see : for into his glory?

a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as 27 And beginning at Moses and you see me to have. all the prophets, he expounded to 40 And when he had said this, them in all the scriptures the things he shewed then bis hands and feet. that were concerning him.

41 But while they yet believed 28 And they drew nigh to the not and wondered for joy, he said: town whither they were going: and Have you here any thing to eat ? he made as though he would go 42 And they offered him a piece farther.

of a broiled fish, and a honey29 But they constrained him, comb. saying : Stay with us, because it 43 And when he had eaten beis towards evening, and the day is fore them, taking the remains he now far spent. And he went in gave to them. with them.

44 And he said to them : These 30 And it came to pass, whilst are the words which I spoke to you he was at table with them, he took while I was yet with you, that all bread, and blessed and brake, and things must needs be fulfilled,

which are written in the law of 31 And their eyes were opened Moses, and in the prophets, and in and they knew him: and he vanish- the psalms, concerning me. ed out of their sight.

45 Then he opened their under32 And they said one to the standing, that they might underother : Was not our heart burning stand the scriptures. within us, whilst he spoke in the way, 46 And he said to them : Thus and opened to us the scriptures ? it is written, and thus it behoved

33 And rising up the same hour Christ to suffer, and to rise again they went back to Jerusalem : and from the dead the third day : they found the eleven gathered to 47 And that penance and remisgether, and those that were with sion of sins should be preached in them.

his name unto all nations begin34 Saying, The Lord is risen in- ning at Jerusalem. deed, and hath appeared to Simon. 48 And you are witnesses of

35 And they told what things these things. were done in the way: and how - 49 And I send the promise of they knew him in the breaking of my Father upon you: but stay you bread.

in the city, till you be endued with 36 Now whilst they were speak- power from on high.. ing these things, JESUS stood in 50 And he led them out as far as the midst of them, and saith to Bethania : and lifting up his hands them, Peace be to you; it is I, he blessed them. sear not.

51 And it came to pass, whilst 37 But they being troubled and he blessed them, he departed from frighted, supposed that they saw a them, and was carried up to heaven.

52 And they adoring went back 38 And he said to them : Why into Jerusalem with great joy: are you troubled, and why do 53 And they were always in the thoughts arise in your hearts? temple praising and blessing God.

S9 See my hands and feet, that Amen.

spirit.

The GOSPEL according to St. JOHN.
CHAP. I.

17 For the law was given by The divinity of Christ. Moses, grace and truth came by [N the beginning was the Word, JESUS CHRIST.

18 No man hath seen God at any and the Word was God.

time : the only-begotten Son who 2 The same was in the beginning is in the bosom of the Father, he with God.

hath declared him. 3 All things were made by him: 19 And this is the testimony of · and without him was made nothing John, when the Jews sent from that was made.

Jerusalem priests and levites to him, 4 In him was life, and the life to ask him: Who art thou ? was the light of men:

20 And he confessed, and did not 5. And the light shineth in dark- deny: and he confessed: I am not ness, and the darkness did not com- the CHRIST. prehend it.

21 And they asked him : What 6 There was a man sent from then ? Art thou Elias ? And he God, whose name was John. said: I am not. Art thou the pro

7 This man came for a witness, phet! And he answered : No. to give testimony of the light, that 22 They said therefore unto him : all men might believe through him. Who art thou, that we may give

8 He was not the light, but was an answer to them that sent us ? to give testimony of the light. what sayest thou of thyself!

9 That was the true light, which 23 He said : I am the voice of enlighteneth every man that cometh one crying in the wilderness, make into this world.

straight the way of the Lord, as 10 He was in the world, and the said the prophet Isaias. world was made by him, and the 24 And they that were sent, world knew him not.

were of the Pharisees. 11 He came into his own, and 25 And they asked him, and said his own received him not.

to him: Why then dost thou bap12 But as many as received him, tize, if thou be not Christ, nor Elias, he gave them power to be made the nor the prophet ? sons of God, to them that believe 26 John answered them saying: in his name.

I baptize with water ;

but there 13 Who are born, not of blood, hath stood one in the midst of you, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of whom you know not. the will of man, but of God.

27 The same is he that shall come 14 And the word was made flesh, after me, who is preferred before and dwelt among us (and we saw me: the latchet of whose shoe lam his glory, the glory as it were of the not worthy to loose. only-begotten of the Father) full 28 These things were done in Beof grace and truth.

thania beyond the Jordan, where 15 John beareth witness of him, John was baptizing: and crieth out saying: This was he 29 The next day John saw JESUS of whom I spoke : He that shall coming to him, and he saith: Be

after me, is preferred before hold the Lamb of God, behold him me : because he was before me. who taketh away the sin of the

16 And of his fulness we all have world. received, and grace for grace.

30 This is he of whom I said :

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