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And they cried out the more ex-jest the temple, and buildest it in ceedingly, Crucify him.

three days, c 15 T And so Pilate, willing to 30 Save thyself, and come down content the people, released Barab- from the cross. bas unto them, and delivered Je-l 31 Likewise also the chief p iests sus, when he had scourged him, mocking, said among themselves to be crucified.

with the scribes, He saved others; 16 And the soldiers led him away himself he cannot save. into the hall,called Pretorium; and c 32 Let Christ the King of Israel they call together the whole band, descend now from the cross, that

17 And they clothed him with we may see and believe.. And purple, and platted a crown of they that were crucified with him, thorns, and put it about his head, reviled him.

18 And began to salute him, m 33 And when the sixth hour Hail, King of the Jews!

was come, there was darkness over • 19 And they smote him on the the whole land, until the ninth hour. head with a reed, and did spit up- s 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus on him, and bowing their knees, cried with a loud voice, saying, worshipped him.

Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani ? 20 And when they had mocked which is, being interpreted, My him, they took off the purple from God, my God, why hast thou for him, and put his own clothes on saken me? him, and led him out to crucify 35 And some of them that stood him.

by, when they heard it, said, Be. f'21 And they compel one Simon hold, he calleth Elias. a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming/ 36 And one ran and filled a out of the country, the father of spunge full of vinegar, and put it Alexander and Rufus, to bear his on a reed, and gave him to drink, cross.

saying, Let alone ; let us see g 22 And they bring him unto the whether Elias will come to take place Golgotha, which is, being him down. interpreted, The place of a skull.s 37 And Jesus cried with a loud s 23 And they gave him to drink, voice, and gave up the ghost. wine mingled with myrrh : but he a 38 And the vail of the temple received it not.

was rent in twain, from the top to 24 And when they had crucified the bottom. him, they parted his garments, t 39 T And when the centurion casting lots upon them, what every which stood over against him, saw man should take.

that he so cried out, and gave up 25 And it was the third hour, the ghost, he said, Truly this man and they crucified him.

was the Son of God. 26 And the superscription of his f 40 There were also women lookaccusation was written over, THE ing on afar off, among whom was KING OF THE JEWS.

Mary Magdalene, and Mary the 27 And with him they crucify mother of James the less, and of two thieves, the one on his right Joses, and Salome ; hand, and the other on his left. g 41 Who also, when he was in a 28 And the scripture was ful. Galilee, followed him, and minisfilled, which saith, And he was tered unto him ; and many other numbered with the transgressors. women which came up with him c 29 And they that passed by, Junto Jerusalem. railed on him, wagging their heads, 42 | And now, when the even and saying, Ah, thou that destroy was come, (because it was the preparation, that is, the day before f g And they went out quickly, The sabbath,)

land fled from the sepulchre : for € 43 Joseph of Arimathea, an ho- they trembled, and were amazed : nourable counsellor, which also neither said they any thing to any waited for the kingdom of God, man; for they were afraid came, and went in boldly unto Pi-t 91 Now when Jesus was risen late, and craved the body of Jesus. early, the first day of the week, he

44 And Pilate marvelled if he were appeared first to Mary Magdalene, already dead: and calling unto him out of whom he had cast seven the centurion, he asked him whe-devils. ther he had been any while dead. / 10 And she went and told them

45And when he knew it of the cen- that had been with him, as they turion, he gave the body to Joseph. mourned and wept.

f 46 And he bought fine linen, and u 11 And they, when they had took him down, and wrapped him heard that he was alive, and had in the linen, and laid him in a se- been seen of her, believed not. pulchre which was hewn out of a f12 | After that, he appeared in rock, and rolled a stone unto the another form unto two of them, as door of the sepulchre.

they walked, and went into the 47 And Mary Magdalene and country. Mary the mother of Joses beheld 13 And they went and told it where he was laid.

unto the residue: neither believed CHAP. XVI.

they them. f AND when the sabbath was u 14 | Afterward he appeared un

A past, Mary Magdalene, and to the eleven, as they sat at meat, Mary the mother of James,and Sa- and upbraided them with their unlome, had bought sweet spices, that belief, and hardness of heart, bethey might come and anoint him. cause they believed not them which

2 And very early in the morn-had seen him after he was risen. ing, the first day of the week, they d* 15 And he said unto them, Go came unto the sepulchre at the ye into all the world, and preach rising of the sun

the gospel to every creature. 3 And they said among them- ** 16 He that believeth and is bapselves, Who shall roll us away the tized, shall be saved; but he that stone from the door of the sepul- believeth not, shall be damned. chre?

17 And these signs shall follow * 4 (And when they looked, they them that believe : In my name saw that the stone was rolled shall they cast out devils ; they away,) for it was very great. shall speak with new tongues ;

5 And entering into the sepul. 18 They shall take up serpents; chre, they saw a young man sit- and if they drink any deadly thing, ting on the right side, clothed in a it shall not hurt them; they shall long white garment; and they were lay hands on the sick, and they affrighted.°

shall recover. t 6 And he saith unto them, Bet 19 1 So then, after the Lord had not affrighted : ye seek Jesus of spoken unto them, he was received Nazareth, which was crucified: he up into heaven, and sat on the is risen ; he is not bere : behold right hand of God. the place where they laid him. If 20 And they went forth, and g 7 But go your way, tell his dis- preached every where, the Lord ples and Peter, that he goeth be working with them, and confirmfore you into Galilee : there shall ing the word with signs following. ye see him, as he said unto you. Amen.

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1 The Gospel according to Saint LURE. . CHAP. I.

shall bear thee a son, and thop fLIORASMUCH as many have shalt call his name John.

T taken ip hand to set forth in 14 And thou shalt bave joy and order a declaration of those things gladness, and many shall rejoice1 which are most surely believed at his birth. among us,

t 15 For he shall be great in the 2 Even as they delivered them sight of the Lord, and shall drink unto us, which from the beginning neither wine nor strong drink; and were eye-witnesses, and ministers he shall be filled with the Holy of the word ;

Ghost, even from his mother's 3 It seemed good to me also, I womb. having had perfect understanding 16 And many of the children of of all things from the very first, to Israel shall he turn to the Lord write unto thee in order, most ex- their God. cellent Theophilus ;''

17 And he shall go before him in 4 That thou mightest know the the spirit and power of Elias, to certainty of those things wherein turn the hearts of the fathers to the thou hast been instructed. children, and the disobedient to the f5 THERE was in the days wisdom of the just; to make ready

1 of Herod the king of Ju-la people prepared for the Lord. dea, a certain priest named Zacha-! 18 And Zacharias said unto the rias, of the course of Abia : and his angel, Whereby shall I know this: wife was of the daughters of Aaron, for I am an old man, and my wife and her name was Elisabeth. well stricken in vears. c* 6 And they were both righteous 19 And the angel answering, before God, walking in all the said unto him, I am Gabriel, that. commandments and ordinances of stand in the presence of God; and the Lord blameless.

am sent to speak unto thee, and to 7 And they had no child, be-shew thee these glad tidings. cause that Elisabeth was barren; ~ 20 And behold, thou shalt be and they both were now well dumb, and not able to speak, until stricken in years.

the day that these things shall be 8 And it came to pass, that, while performed, because thou believest he executed the priest's office be- not my words, which shall be ful-* fore God in the order of his course, filled in their season.

9 According to the custom off 21 And the people waited for the priest's office, his lot was to Zacharias, and marvelled that he burn incense when he went into tarried so long in the temple. the temple of the Lord.

a 22 And when he came out, he d 10 And the whole multitude of could not speak unto them: and the people were praying without, they perceived that he had seen a at the time of incense.

vision in the temple ; for he beck. v 11 And there appeared unto him oned unto them, and remained an angel of the Lord, standing on speechless. the right side of the altar of incense. 23 And it came to pass, that as

12 And when Zacharias saw him, soon as the days of his ministration he was troubled, and fear fell upon were accomplished, he departed him.

to his own house. qe 13 But the angel said unto him, 24 And after those days his wife Fear not, Zacharias : for thy prayer Elisabeth conceived, and hid her is heard ; and thy wife Elisabeth self five months, saying, ***

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25 Thus hath the Lord dealthandmaid of the Lord, be it unto with me in the days wherein he me according to thy word. And looked on me, to take away my the angel departed from her. reproach among men.

139 And Mary arose in those f 26 And in the sixth month the days, and went into the hill-counangel Gabriel was sent from God try with haste, into a city of Juda. unto a city of Galilee, named Na. 40 And entered into the house of zareth,

Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. 27 To a virgin espoused to al 41 And it came to pass, that man whose name was Joseph, of when Elisabeth heard the salutathe house of David; and the vir- tion of Mary, the babe leaped in gin's name was Mary.

her womb : and Elisabeth was f 28 And the angel came in unto filled with the Holy Ghost.

said. Hail, then that art 42 And she spake out with a highly favoured, the Lord is with loud voice and said, Blessed art thee :. blessed art thou among thou among women, and blessed is women.

the fruit of thy womb. ; 29 And when she saw him, she 43 And whence is this to me, was troubled at his saying, and that the mother of my Lord should cast in her mind what manner of come to me? salutation this should be.

44 For lo, as soon as the voice 30 And the angel said unto her, I of thy salutation sounded in mine Fear not, Mary: for thou hast ears, the babe leaped in my womb found favour with God.

for joy. 31 And behold, thou shalt con- 6 45 And blessed is she that be. ceive in thy womb, and bring forth lieved: for there shall be a performa son, and shalt call his name ance of those things which were JESUS.

told her from the Lord. t 32 He shall be great, and shall bel 46 And Mary said, My soul doth called the Son of the highest ; and magnify the Lord, the Lord God shall give unto him d 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced the throne of his father Dayid. in God my Saviour. t 33 And he shall reign over the 48 For he hath regarded the house of Jacob for ever; and of his low estate of his handmaiden : for kingdom there shall be no end. behold, from henceforth all gene

34 Then said Mary unto the rations shall call me blessed. angel, How shall this be, seeing Il 49 For he that is mighty hath know not a man?

done to me great things; and holy t 35 And the angel answered and is his name. said unto her, The Holy Ghost h 50 And his mercy is on them shall come upon thee, and the that fear him, from generation to power of the Highest shall over-generation. shadow thee: therefore also that 51 He hath shewed strength boly thing which shall be born of with his arm; he hath scattered thee, shall be called the Son of God. the proud in the imagination of

36 And behold, thy cousin Elisa - their hearts. beth, she hath also conceived a son 52 He hath put down the mighty in her old age; and this is the sixth from their seats, and exalted them month with her who is called of low degree. barren:

| 53 He hath filled the hungry t 37 For with God nothing shall with good things, and the rich he be impossible.

hath sent empty away. d 38 And Mary said, Behold thel 54 He hath holpen his servant Is.

rael, in remembrance of his mercy; of his holy' prophets, which hate

55 As he spake to our fathers, to been since the world began: 1.1 Abraham, and to his seed, for ever. 71 That we should be saved

56 And Mary abode with her from our enemies, and from the about three months, and returned hand of all that hate us ; to her own house.

72 To perform the mercy pre57 Now Elisabeth's full time mised to our fathers, and to remercame that she should be delivered; ber his holy covenant ; and she brought forth a son.

73 The oath which he sware to 58 And her neighbours and her our father Abraham, ..! cousins heard how the Lord had 74 That he would grant unto us, shewed great mercy upon her; that we being delivered out of the and they rejoiced with her. hand of our enemies, might serte I 59 And it came to pass, that on him without fear, F . 19. the eighth day they came to cir-| * 75 In holiness and

ousness cumcise the child ; and they called before him, all the days of our life him Zacharias, after the name of * 76 And thou, child, shalt be his father.

called the Prophet of the Highest, 60 And his mother answered for thou shalt go before the face of and said, Not so ; but he shall be the Lord to prepare his ways; **? called John.

It 77 To give knowledge of salva61 And they said unto her, tion unto his people, by the remisThere is none of thy kindred that sion of their sins," is called by this name.

78 Through the tender mercy 62 And they made signs to his of our God; whereby the dayfather, how he would have him spring from on high hath visited as, called.

1 79 To give light to them that sit f 63 And he asked for a writing. in darkness and in the shadow of table, and wrote, saying, His name death, to guide our feet into the is John. And they marvelled all. way of peace. m 64 And his mouth was opened f 80 And the child grew, and immediately, and his tongue loosed, waxed strong in spirit, and was in and he spake,and praised God. the deserts till the day of his shew

65 And fear came on all that| ing unto Israel. dwelt round about them : and all|

CHAP. II. these sayings were noised abroad|f AND it came to pass in those throughout all the hill-country of A days, that there went out a Judea.

decree from Cesar Augustus, that 66 And all they that heard them, all the world should be taxed. laid them up in their hearts, saying, lg 2 (And this taxing was first What manner of child shall this made when Cyrenius was governbe ! And the hand of the Lord was or of Syria.) with him.

f3 And all went to be taxed, t 67 And his father Zacharias every one into his own city. was filled with the Holy Ghost, g 4 And Joseph also went up from and prophesied, saying,

Galilee, out of the city of Naza. 1 68 Blessed be the Lord God of reth, into Judea, unto the city of Israel; for he hath visited and re- David, which is called Bethlehem, deemed his people,

(because he was of the house and 69 And hath raised up a horn lineage of David,) of salvation for us, in the house of 5 To be taxed with Mary his eshis servant David :

poused wife, being great with child. 70 As he spake by the mouth 6 And so it was, that while they

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