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ourselves, we should not be questioned with him in many judged. But when we are words ; but he answered him judged, we are chastened of the nothing. And the chief priests LORD, that we should not be and scribes stood and vehecondemned with the world. mently accused him. And Wherefore, my brethren, when Herod with his men of war set ye come together to eat, tarry him at naught, and mocked one for another. And if any him, and arrayed him in a man hunger, let him eat at gorgeous robe, and sent him home; that ye come not to-again to Pilate. And the same gether unto condemnation. And day Pilate and Herod were the rest will I set in order when made friends together; for I come.
before, they were at enmity The Gospel. St. Luke. xxiii. 1. I between themselves. And Pi.
late, when he had called toTHE whole multitude of gether the chief priests, and them arose, and led him unto the rulers, and the people, said Pilate. And they began to unto them, Ye have brought accuse him, saying, We found this man unto me, as one that this fellow perverting the na- perverteth the people : and tion, and forbidding to give behold, I, having examined him tribute to Cæsar, saying, that before you, have found no fault he himself is CHRIST a king. I in this man, touching those And Pilate asked him, saying, I things whereof ye accuse him : Art thou the King of the Jews ? no, nor yet Herod: for I sent And he answered him, and said, you to him ; and lo, nothing Thou sayest it. Then said worthy of death is done unto Pilate to the chief priests and him. I will therefore chastise to the people, I find no fault him, and release him. (For of in this man. And they were necessity he must release one the more fierce, saying, He unto them at the feast.) And stirreth up the people, teaching they cried out all at once, saythroughout all Jewry, begin- ing, Away with this man, and ning from Galilee to this place. release unto us Barabbas ; (who When Pilate heard of Galilee, for a certain sedition made in he asked whether the man were the city, and for murder, was a Galilean. And as soon as he cast into prison.) Pilate, thereknew that he belonged unto fore, willing to release JESUS, Herod's jurisdiction, he sent spake again to them. But they him to Herod, who himself was cried, saying, Crucify him, also at Jerusalem at that time. crucify him. And he said unto And when Herod saw Jesus, them the third time, Why, what he was exceeding glad; for he evil hath he done ? I have found was desirous to see him of a no cause of death in him : I long season, because he had will therefore chastise him, and heard many things of him; and let him go. And they were he hoped to have seen some instant with loud voices, remiracle done by him. Then he' quiring that he might be cruci
fied : and the voices of them, others ; let him save himself, and of the chief priests, pre- if he be Christ the chosen of vailed. And Pilate gave sen- God. And the soldiers also tence that it should be as they mocked him, coming to him, required. And he released unto and offering him vinegar, and them him that for sedition and saying, If thou be the King of murder was cast into prison, the Jews, save thyself. And a whom they had desired: but superscription also was written he delivered Jesus to their will. over him in letters of Greek, And as they led him away, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS they laid hold upon one Simon, IS THE KING OF THE a Cyrenian, coming out of the JEWS. And one of the malecountry, and on him they laid factors, which were hanged, the cross, that he might bear railed on him, saying, If thou it after Jesus. And there be Christ, save thyself and followed him a great company us. But the other answering, of people, and of women, who rebuked him, saying, Dost not also bewailed and lamented thou fear God, seeing thou art him. But Jesus turning unto in the same condemnation ? them, said, Daughters of Jeru- And we indeed justly; for we salem, weep not for me, but I receive the due reward of our weep for yourselves, and for deeds : but this man hath done your children. Forbehold, nothing amiss. And he said the days are coming, in the unto JESUS, Lord, remember which they shall say, Blessed me when thou comest into thy are the barren, and the wombs kingdom. And Jesus said unto that never bare, and the paps him, Verily I say unto thee, which never gave suck. Then To-day shalt thou be with me shall they begin to say to the in Paradise. And it was about mountains, Fall on us; and to the sixth hour, and there was the hills, Cover us. For if they darkness over all the earth do these things in a green tree, until the ninth hour. And the what shall be done in the dry ? sun was darkened, and the vail And there were also two other of the temple was rent in the malefactors, led with him to be midst. And when JESUS had put to death. And when they cried with a loud voice, he said, were come to the place which Father, into thy hands I comis called Calvary, there they mend my spirit: and having crucified him, and the malefac- said thus, he gave up the ghost. tors; one on the right hand, Now when the Centurion saw and the other on the left. Then what was done, he glorified said JESUS, Father, forgive God, saying, Certainly this was them, for they know not what a righteous man. And all the they do. And they parted his people that came together to raiment, and cast lots. And that sight, beholding the things the people stood beholding : | that were done, smote their and the rulers also with them breasts and returned. And derided him, saying, He saved all his acquaintance, and the
women that followed him from and reigneth with thee and the Galilee, stood afar off, behold- Holy Spirit, one God, world ing these things.
without end. Amen.
The Epistle. Heb. x. 1.
THE law having a shadow ALMIGHTY GOD. we be of good things to come, and not seech thee graciously to behold the very image of the things, this thy family, for which our
can never, with those sacrifices Lord Jesus CHRIST was con
which they offered year by year tented to be betrayed, and given
continually, make the comers up into the hands of wicked
thereunto perfect. For then, men, and to suffer death upon would they not have ceased the croșs, who now liveth and to
nd to be offered ? because that reigneth with thee and the
the worshippers, once purged,
| should have had no more conHoly Ghos'r, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
”science of sins. But in those
sacrifices there is a rememALMIGHTY and everlasting brance again made of sins every God, by whose Spirit the whole year. For it is not possible body of the Church is governed that the blood of bulls and of and sanctified; receive our sup-goats should take away sins. plications and prayers, which | Wherefore, when he cometh we offer before thee for all into the world, he saith. Sacriestates of men in thy holy fice and offering thou wouldest Church, that every member of not, but a body hast thou prethe same, in his vocation and pared me: in burnt-offerings ministry, may truly and godly and sacrifices for sin thou hast serve thee, through our Lord had no pleasure: then said I. and Saviour JĘSỰS CHRIST. LO, I come (in the volume of Атеп,
the book it is written of me) O MERCIFUL God, who to do thy will, O God. Above, hast made all men, and hatest when he said, Sacrifice, and nothing that thou hast made, offering, and burnt-offerings, nor desirest the death of a sin- and offering for sin, thou ner, but rather that he should wouldest not, neither hadst be converted and live; have pleasure therein, which are mercy upon all Jews, Turks, offered by the law; then said Infidels, and Heretics ; and he, Lo, I come to do thy will, take from them all ignorance, O God. He taketh away the hardness of heart, and contempt first, that he may establish the of thy word; and so fetch them second. By the which will we home, blessed LORD, to thy are sanctified, through the offerflock, that they may be saved ing of the body of Jesus CHRIST among the remnant of the true once for all. And every priest Israelites, and be made one standeth daily ministering and fold under one Shepherd, JESUS offering oftentimes the same Christ our Lord, who liveth / sacrifices, which can never take
away sins. But this man, after the soldiers platted a crown of he had offered one sacrifice for thorns, and put it on his head, sins, for ever sat down on the and they put on him a purple right hand of God; from hence- robe, and said, Hail, King of forth expecting till his enemies the Jews! and they smote him be made his footstool. For by with their hands. Pilate thereone offering he hath perfected fore went forth again, and saith for ever them that are sancti- j unto them, Behold, I bring him fied: whereof the Holy Ghost forth to you, that ye may know also is a witness to us : for after that I find no fault in him. that he had said before, This is Then came Jesus forth, wear. the covenant that I will make ing the crown of thorns, and with them after those days, the purple robe. And Pilate saith the LORD; I will put my saith unto them, Behold the laws into their hearts, and in man. When the chief priests their minds will I write them; therefore and officers saw him, and their sins and iniquities will they cried out, saying, Crucify I remember no more. Now, him, crucify him. Pilate şaith where remission of these is, unto them, Take ye him, and there is no more offering for sin. crucify him ; for I find no fault Having, therefore, brethren, in him. The Jews answered boldness to enter into the holiest him, We have a law, and by by the blood of Jesus, by a our law he ought to die, because new and living way, which he he made himself the SON OF hath consecrated for us through God. When Pilate therefore the vail, that is to say, his flesh; heard that saying, he was the and having an high priest over more afraid ; and went again the house of God; let us draw into the judgment-hall, and sąith near with a true heart, in full unto Jesus, Whence art thou ? assurance of faith, having our But Jesus gave him no answer. hearts sprinkled from an evil Then saith Pilate unto him, conscience, and our bodies Speakest thou not unto me ? washed with pure water. Let Knowest thou not that I have us hold fast the profession of power to crucify thee, and have our faith without wavering; (for power to release thee ? JESUS he is faithful that promised ;) answered, Thou couldest have and let us consider one another no power at all against me, to provoke unto love, and to except it were given thee from good works; not forsaking the above ; therefore he that de: assembling of ourselves toge- livered me unto thee hath the ther, as the manner of some is; greater sin. And from thencebut exhorting one another: and forth Pilate sought to release so much the more, as ye see thel him ; but the Jews, cried out, day approaching,
saying, If thou let this man go,
thou art not Cæsar's friend : The Gospel. St. John xix. 1. whosoever maketh himself a
PILATE therefore took | king, speaketh against Cæsar. Jesus, and scourged him. And When Pilate therefore heard
that saying, he brought JESUS themselves, Let us not rend it, forth, and sat down in the but cast lots for it, whose it judgment-seat, in a place that shall be : that the Scripture is called the Pavement, but in might be fulfilled, which saith, the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And They parted my raiment among it was the preparation of the them, and for my vesture they passover, and about the sixth did cast lots. These things hour: and he saith unto the therefore the soldiers did. Now Jews, Behold your King. But there stood by the cross of they cried out, Away with him, Jesus, his mother, and his away with him, crucify him. mother's sister, Mary the wife Pilate saith unto them, Shall I of Cleophas, and Mary Magdacrucify your King ? The chief lene. When Jesus, therefore, priests answered, We have no saw his mother, and the disciple king but Cæsar. Then delivered standing by whom he loved, he he him therefore unto them to saith unto his mother, Woman, be crucified : and they took behold thy son. Then saith Jesus, and led him away. And he to the disciple, Behold thy he, bearing his cross, went mother. And from that hour forth into a place called the that disciple took her unto his place of a skull, which is called own home. After this, JESUS in the Hebrew Golgotha; where knowing that all things were they crucified him, and two now accomplished, that the others with him, on either side Scripture might be fulfilled, one, and Jesus in the midst. saith, I thirst. Now there was And Pilate wrote a title, and set a vessel full of vinegar : and put it on the cross; and the they filled a sponge with vinewriting was, JESUS OF NA-gar, and put it upon hyssop, ZARETH, THE KING OF and put it to his mouth. When THE JEWS. This title then Jesus, therefore, had received read many of the Jews; for the the vinegar, he said, It is finishplace where Jesus was crucified ed: and he bowed his head, was nigh to the city; and it and gave up the ghost. The was written in Hebrew, and Jews, therefore, because it was Greek, and Latin. Then said the preparation, that the bodies the chief priests of the Jews to should not remain upon the Pilate, Write not, The King of cross on the sabbath-day, (for the Jews; but that he said, I that sabbath-day was an high ain King of the Jews. Pilate day) besought Pilate that their answered, What I have written, legs might be broken, and that I have written. Then the sol- they might be taken away. diers, when they had crucified Then came the soldiers and Jesus, took his garments, (and brake the legs of the first, and made four parts, to every soldier of the other which was crucified a part) and also his coat: now with him. But when they came the coat was without seam, to JESUS, and saw that he was woven from the top throughout. dead already, they brake not his They said therefore among legs. But one of the soldiers