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The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. your King? The chief priest anGod PILATE therefore took Jesus, swered, We have no king but Ca
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and scourged him. And the sar. Then delivered he him there soldiers platted a crown of thorns, fore unto them to be crucified: and and put it on his head, and they they took Jesus, and led him away. put on him a purple robe, and said, And he, bearing his cross, went Hail, King of the Jews! and they forth into a place called the place mote him with their hands. Pilate of a skull, which is called in the therefore went forth again, and Hebrew Golgotha where they saith unto them, Behold, I bring crucified him, and two others with him forth to you, that ye may know him, on either side one, and Jesus that I find no fault in him. Then in the midst. And Pilate wrote a came Jesus forth, wearing the title, and put it on the cross; and crown of thorns, and the purple the writing was, JESUS OF NArobe. And Pilate saith unto them, ZARETH, THE KING OF THE Behold the man. When the chie. JEWS. This title then read many priests therefore and officers saw of the Jews: for the place where him, they cried out, saying, Cruci- Jesus was rucified was nigh to the fy him, crucify him. Pilate saith city; and n was written in Hebrew, unto them, Take ye him, and cru- and Greek, and Latin. Then said cify him; for I find no fault in him. the chief priests of the Jews to PiThe Jews answered him, We have late, Write not, The King of the a law, and by our law he ought to Jews; but that he said, I am the die, because he made himself the King of the Jews. Pilate answerSon of God. When Pilate there-ed, What I have written, I have fore heard that saying, he was the written. Then the soldiers, when more afraid; and went again into they had crucified Jesus, took his the judgment-hall, and saith unto garments, (and made four parts, Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus to every soldier a part) and also his gave him no answer. Then saith coat: now the coat was without Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not seam, woven from the top throughunto me? Knowest thou not that I out. They said therefore among power to crucify thee, and themselves, Let us not rend it, but have power to release thee? Jesus cast lots for it, whose it shall be: answered, Thou couldest have no that the Scripture might be fulfilled, power at all against me, except it which saith, They parted my raiwere given thee from above; there- ment among them, and for my vesfore he that delivered me unto thee ture they did cast lots. These hath the greater sin. And from things therefore the soldiers did. thenceforth Pilate sought to relcase Now there stood by the cross of him; but the Jews cried out, say- Jesus, his mother, and his mother's ng, If thou let this man go thou sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, art not Cæsar's friend: Whosoever and Mary Magdalen. When Jesus, maketh himself a king, speaketh therefore, saw his mother, and the against Cæsar. When Pilate there- disciple standing by whom he loved, fore heard that saying, he brought he saith unto his mother, Woman, Jesus forth, and sat down in the behold thy son. Then saith he to udgment-seat, in a place that is the disciple, Behold thy mother. called the Pavement, but in the And from that hour that disciple Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was took her unto his own home. After the preparation of the passover, and this, Jesus knowing that all things about the sixth hour: and he saith were now accomplished, that the nto the Jews, Behold your King. Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, But they cried out, Away with him, I thirst. Now there was set a vesway with him, crucify him. Pi-sel full of vinegar: and they filled a iste saith unto them, Shall I crucify spunge with vinegar, and put it
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the legs of the first, and of the other The Gospel. St. Matt. xxvii. 57,
GRANT, O Lord, that as we are unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remem
T is better, if the will of God be sure as you can. So they went and so, that ye suffer for well-doing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing than for evil-doing. For Christ the stone, and setting a watch. also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust (that he might fing us to God) being put to death n the flesh, but quickened by the spirit: by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison; which sometime were disobedient, when once the long-suffering of God!
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The Epistle. Col. iii. 1.
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God is no respecter of persons, but them, What things? And they said in every nation he that feareth him unto him, Concerning Jesus of and worketh righteousness, is ac- Nazareth, who was a prophet cepted with him. The word which mighty in deed and word, before God sent unto the children of Is-God and all the people: And how rael preaching peace by Jesus the chief priests and our rulers de N Christ; (he is Lord of all:) that livered him to be condemned t word, I say, ye know, which was death, and have crucified him. Bat published throughout all Judea, we trusted that it had been he who and began from Galilee, after the should have redeemed Israel: ant baptism which John preached: beside all this, to-day is the third How God anointed Jesus of Naza-day since these things were done. reth with the Holy Ghost, and with Yea, and certain women also of our power; who went about doing company made us astonished, who good, and healing all that were op- were early at the sepulchre; and pressed of the devil: for God was when they found not his body, they with him. And we are witnesses came, saying, that they had also of all things which he did, both in seen a vision of angels, which said the land of the Jews, and in Jeru-that he was alive. And certain of salem; whom they slew, and hang-them who were with us went to the ed on a tree. Him God raised up sepulchre, and found it even so as the third day, and showed him the women had said; but him they openly; not to all the people, but saw not. Then he said unto them, unto witnesses chosen before of O fools, and slow of heart to believe God, even to us, who did eat and all that the prophets have spoken! drink with him after he rose from ought not Christ to have suffered the dead. And he commanded us these things, and to enter into his to preach unto the people, and to glory? And beginning at Moses. testify that it is he who was ordain- and all the prophets, he expounded ed of God to be the judge of quick unto them in all the Scriptures, the and dead. To him give all the things concerning himself. And prophets witness, that through his they drew nigh unto the village. name, whosoever believeth in him, whither they went and he made shall receive remission of sins. as though he would have gone fur The Gospel. St. Luke xxiv. 13. ther: But they constrained him, BEHOLD, two of his disciples saying, Abide with us for it is to
went that same day to a village wards evening, and the day is far called Emmaus, which was from spent. And he went in to tarry Jerusalem about threescore fur- with them. And it came to pass, longs. And they talked together as he sat at meat with them, he of all these things which had hap-took bread, and blessed it, and pened. And it came to pass, that brake, and gave to them. And while they communed together, their eyes were opened, and they and reasoned, Jesus himself drew knew him, and he vanished out of near, and went with them. But their sight. And they said one t their eyes were holden, that they another, Did not our heart burn should not know him. And he said within us, while he talked with us unto them, What manner of com- by the way, and while he opened munications are these that ye have to us the Scriptures? And they rose one to another, as ye walk, and are up the same hour, and returned to sad? And one of them, whose name Jerusalem, and found the eleven was Cleopas, answering, said unto gathered together, and them that him, Art thou only a stranger in were with them, saying, The Lord Jerusalein, and hast not known the has risen indeed, and hath appear things which are come to pass there ed unto Simon. And they told in these days? And he said unto what things were done in the way,
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LMIGHTY God, who through Be it known unto you therefore, thine only begetten Sen Jesus men and brethren, that through this Christ hast overcome death, and man is preached unto you the ford be opened unto us the gate of everlast-giveness of sins: And oy him all ding life; we humbly beseech thee, that believe are justified from all that by thy special grace prevent- things, from which ye could not be ing us, thou dost put into our minds justified by the law of Moses. Begood desires; so by thy continual ware, therefore, lest that come upon help we may bring the same to good you which is spoken of in the proeffect, through Jesus Christ our phets, Behold, ye despisers, and the Lord, who liveth and reigneth with wonder, and perish: for I work a thee and the Holy Ghost, ever one work in your days, a work which God, world without end. Amen. you shall in no wise believe, though For the Epistle. Acts xiii. 26. a man declare it unto you. MEN and brethren, children of d it ens the stock of Abraham, and who1: but s soever among you feareth God, to sail you is the word of this salvation
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sent. For they that dwell at Jeru-Peace be unto you, But they were salem, and their rulers, because terrified and affrighted, and suphares they knew him not, nor yet the posed that they had seen a spirit. voices of the prophets which are And he said unto them, Why are read every sabbath-day, they have ye troubled, and why do thoughts fulfilled them in condemning him. arise in your hearts? Behold my And though they found no cause hands and my feet, that it is I myof death in him, yet desired they Pi- self: handle me, and see; for a spi❤ late that he should be slain. And rit hath not flesh and bones, as ye when they had fulfilled all that was see me have. And when he had written of ham, they took him down thus spoken, he showed them his from the tree, and laid him in a se- hands and his feet. And while they pulchre. But God raised him from yet believed not for joy, and wonthe dead: And he was seen many dered, he said unto them, Have ye days of them which came up with here any meat? And they gave him him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who a piece of a broiled fish, and of an are his witnesses unto the people. honey-comb. And he took it, and And we declare unto you glad did eat before them. And he said tidings, how that the promise which unto them, These are the words was made unto the fathers, God which I spake unto you, while I bath fulfilled the same unto us their was yet with you, that all things children, in that he hath raised up must be fulfilled which were writ Jesus again; as it is also written ten in the law of Moses, and in the in the second Psalm, Thou art my Prophets, and in the Psalms, con Son, this day have I begotten thee. cerning me. Then opened he their And as concerning that he raised understanding, that they might unhim up from the dead, now no more derstand the Scriptures; and said to return to corruption, he said on unto them, Thus it is written, and wise, I will give you the sure thus it behored Christ to suffer, and mercies of David. Wherefore he to rise from the dead the third day; aith also in another Psalm, Thou and that repentance and remission shalt not suffer thine Holy One to of sins should be preached in his see corruption. For David, after name among all nations, beginning
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