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were with him watching JESUS, saw | ses and his people, saying, Where is the earthquake, and those things that he that brought them up out of the were done, they feared greatly, say-sea, with the shepherd of his flock? ing, Truly this was the Son of GOD. Where is he that put his HOLY SPI RIT within him that led them by the right hand of Moses, with his glorious arm dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting name? That led them through the deep as a horse in the wilderness, As a
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For the Epistle. Isaiah lxiii. 1. WHO is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed garments from Bozrah? this that glorious in his appa-that they should not stumble? rel, travelling in the greatness of his beast goeth down into the valley, the strength? I that speak in righteous-SPIRIT of the LORD caused him to ness, mighty to save. Wherefore rest: so didst thou lead thy people, art thou red in thine apparel, and thy to make thyself a glorious name. garments like him that treadeth in the Look down from heaven, and behold wine-fat? I have trodden the wine- from the habitation of thy holiness, press alone, and of the people there and of thy glory: where is thy zeal, was none with me: for I will tread and thy strength, the sounding of thy them in mine anger, and trample bowels, and of thy mercies toward them in my fury, and their blood me? are they restrained? Doubtshall be sprinkled upon my garments, less thou art our Father, though Abra. and I will stain all my raiment. For ham be ignorant of us, and Israel the day of vengeance is in mine heart, acknowledge us not: thou, O LORD, and the year of my redeemed is come. art our Father, our Redeemer; thy And I looked, and there was none to name is from everlasting. O LORD, help; and I wondered that there was why hast thou made us to err from none to uphold: therefore mine own thy ways, and hardened our heart arm brought salvation unto me; and from thy fear? Return, for thy sermy fury it upheld me. And I will vants' sake, the tribes of thine inhetread down the people in mine anger, ritance. The people of thy holiness and make them drurk in my fury, have possessed it but a little while: and I will bring down their strength our adversaries have trodden down to the earth. I will mention the lov- thy sanctuary. We are thine: thou ing kindnesses of the LORD, and the never barest rule over them; they praises of the LORD, according to all were not called by thy name. that the LORD hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them, according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not lie: So he was their Saviour. In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them, and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his HOLY SPIRIT: therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Then he remembered the days of old,
The Gospel. St. Mark xiv. 1.
AFTER two days was the feast of the Passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people. And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard, very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why Mo-was this waste of the ointment made?
for it might have been sold for more of him: but wo to that man by whom than three hundred pence, and have the Son of man is betrayed! good been given to the poor. And they were it for that man if he had never murmured against her. And JESUS been born. And as they did eat, said, Let her alone: why trouble ye JESUS took bread, and blessed, and her? She hath wrought a good work brake it, and gave to them, and said, on me: for ye have the poor with you Take, cat: this is my body. And he always, and whensoever ye will, ye took the cup, and when he had given may do them good; but me ye have thanks, he gave it to them: and they not always. She hath done what all drank of it. And he said unto she could; she is come aforehand to them, This is my blood of the new anoint my body to the burying. Veri- testament, which is shed for many. ly I say unto you, Wheresoever this Verily I say unto you, I will drink Gospel shall be preached throughout no more of the fruit of the vine until the whole world, this also that she that day that I drink it new in the hath done shall be spoken of, for a kingdom of GOD. And when they memorial of her. And Judas Iscariot, had sung a hymn, they went out into one of the twelve, went unto the chief the mount of Olives. And JESUS priests, to betray him unto them. And saith unto them, All ye shall be of when they heard it, they were glad, fended because of me this night: for and promised to give him money. it is written, I will smite the shepAnd he sought how he might conve- herd, and the sheep shall be scat niently betray him. And the first tered. But after that I am risen, I day of unleavened bread, when they will go before you into Galilee. But killed the passover, his disciples said Peter said unto him, Although all unto him, Where wilt thou that we shall be cfended, yet will not I. And go and prepare, that thou mayest eat JESUS saith unto him, Verily I say the passover? And he sendeth forth unto thee, that this day, even in this two of his disciples, and saith unto night, before the cock crow twice, them, Go ye into the city; and there thou shalt deny me thrice. But he shall meet you a man bearing a pitch-spake the more vehemently, If I er of water: follow him. And where- should die with thee, I will not deny soever he shall go in, say ye to the thee in any wise. Likewise also said good man of the house, The Master they all. And they came to a place saith, Where is the guest-chamber, which was named Gethsemane: and where I shall eat the passover with he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, my disciples? And he will show you while I shall pray. And he taketh a large upper room furnished and with him Peter, and Jamies, and prepared: there make ready for us. John, and began to be sore amazed, And his disciples went forth, and and to be very heavy; and saith unto came into the city, and found as he them, My soul is exceeding sorrow. had said unto them: and they made ful unto death: tarry ye here and ready the passover. And in the watch. And he went forward a little,
evening he cometh with the twelve. and fell on the ground, and prayed, And as they sat, and did eat, JESUS that, if it were possible, the hour said, Verily I say unto you, one of might pass from hin. And he said, you which eateth with me shall be- Abba, Father, all things are possible tray me. And they began to be sor- unto thee take away this cup from cup rowful, and to say unto him one by me: nevertheless, not what will, one, Is it I? And another said, Is but what thou wilt. And he cometh, it I? And he answered and said unto and findeth them sleeping, and saith them, It is one of the twelve that dip-unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? peth with me in the dish. The Son couldest not thou watch one hour? of man indeed goeth, as it is written Watch ye, and pray, lest ye enter
into temptation; the spirit truly is witness agreed not together.) And ready, but the flesh is weak. And there arose certain, and bare false witagain he went away, and prayed, and ness against him, saying, We heard spake the same words. And when him say, I will destroy this temple he returned, he found them asleep that is made with hands, and within again (for their eyes were heavy); three days I will build another made neither wist they what to answer him. without hands. But neither so did And he cometh the third time, and their witness agree together. And saith unto them, Sleep on now, and the high priest stood up in the midst, take your rest: it is enough, the hour and asked JESUS, saying, Answerest is come; behold, the Son of man is thou nothing? what is it which these betrayed into the hands of sinners. witness against thee? But he held his Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betray-peace, and answered nothing. Again eth me is at hand. And immediately, the high priest asked him, and said while he yet spake, cometh Judas, unto him, Art thou the CHRIST, the one of the twelve, and with him a Son of the Blessed? And JESUS great multitude, with swords and said, I am: and ye shall see the Son staves, from the chief priests, and the of man sitting on the right hand of scribes, and the elders. And he that power, and coming in the clouds of betrayed him had given them a token, heaven. Then the high priest rent saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that his clothes, and saith, What need we same is he; take him, and lead him any further witnesses? ye have heard away safely. And as soon as he was the blasphemy: what think ye? And come, he goeth straightway to him, they all condemned him to be guilty and saith, Master, Master; and kiss- of death. And some began to spit on ed him. And they laid their hands him, and to cover his face, and to on him, and took him. And one of buffet him, and to say unto him, Prothem that stood by drew a sword, and phesy. And the servants did strike sinote a servant of the high priest, him with the palms of their hands. and cut off his ear. And JESUS an-And as Peter was beneath in the paswered and said unto them, Are ye lace, there cometh one of the maids of come out as against a thief, with the high priest; and when she saw swords and with staves, to take me? Peter warming himself, she looked I was daily with you in the temple, upon him, and said, And thou also teaching, and ye took me not; but wast with JESUS of Nazareth. the Scriptures must be fulfilled. And he denied, saying, I know not, neither they all forsook him, and fled. And understand I what thou sayest. And there followed him a certain young he went out into the porch; and the man, having a linen cloth cast about cock crew. And a maid saw him his naked body; and the young inen again, and began to say to them that laid hold on him. And he left the stood by, This is one of them. And linen cloth, and fled from them naked. he denied it again. And a little after, And they led JESUS away to the they that stood by said again to Peter, high priest: and with him were as- Surely thou art one of them; for thou sembled all the chief priests, and the art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth elders, and the scribes. And Peter thereto. But he began to curse and followed him afar off, even into the to swear, saying, I know not this palace of the high priest: and he sat man of whom ye speak. And the with the servants, and warmed him- second time the cock crew. self at the fire. And the chief priests, Peter called to mind the word that and all the council, sought for witness JESUS said unto him, Before the against JESUS to put him to death; cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me and found none. And when he thought there. (For many bare thrice. false witness against him, but their on he wept.
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with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. And the multitude, crying aloud, began to desire
hin to do as he had ever done unto them. But Pilate answered them,
For the Epistle. Isaiah 1. 5. THE LORD GOD hath opened mine and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back. I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to them saying, Will ye that I release unte that plucked off the hair: I hid not you the King of the Jews? (For he my face from shame and spitting.vered him for envy.) But the chief knew that the chief priests had deliFor the LORD GOD will help me, priests moved the people, that he therefore shall I not be confounded; should rather release Barabbas unto therefore have I set my face like a them. And Pilate answered, and said flint, and I know that I shall not be ashamed. He is near that justifieth again unto them, What will ye then me; who will contend with me ? let that I shall do unto him whom ye call us stand together; who is mine ad- the King of the Jews? And they versary? let him come near to me. Pilate said unto them, Why, what cried out again, Crucify him. Then Behold, the LORD GOD will help me ; who is he that shall condemn me? evil hath he done? And they cried him. And so Pilate, willing to conout the more exceedingly, Crucify
Lo, they all shall wax old as a garment: the moth shall eat them up. Who is among you that feareth the tent the people, released Barabbas LORD, that obeyeth the voice of his unto them; and delivered JESUS, servant, that walketh in darkness, when he had scourged him, to be and hath no light? let him trust in crucified. And the soldiers led him the name of the LORD, and stay upon and they called together the whole away into the hall, called Prætorium; his GOD. Behold, all ye that
a fire, that compass yourselves about band. And they clothed him with with sparks; walk in the light of purple, and platted a crown of thorns, your fire, and in the sparks that yeto salute him, Hail, King of the Jews. and it about his head, and began have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand, ye shall lie down in
And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing their knees worshipped him. And when they had mocked him they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. And they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him unto the place Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, the place of a skull. And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he received it not. And when they had crucified him, they parted his garments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. And the superscription of his accusation was written over, THE KING OF THE JEWS. And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his
The Gospel. St. Mark xv. 1. AND straightway in the morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes, and the whole council, and bound JESUS, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. And Pilate asked him, Art thou the king of the Jews? And he answering said unto him, Thou say est it. And the chief priests accused him of many things: but he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how many things they witness against thee. But JESUS yet answered nothing: so that Pilate marvelled. Now at that feast he released unto them one prisoner, whom soever they desired. And there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection
right hand, and the other on his left. | scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinAnd the Scripture was fulfilled, which kled both the book, and all the people, saith, And he was numbered with the saying, This is the blood of the testa transgressors. And they that passed ment which God hath enjoined unto by railed on him, wagging their you. Moreover, he sprinkled likeheads, and saying, Ab, thou that de-wise with blood both the tabernacle, stroyest the temple, and buildest it in and all the vessels of the ministry. three days, save thyself, and come And almost all things are by the law down from the cross. Likewise also purged with blood; and without shedthe chief priests mocking, said among ding of blood is no remission. It was themselves, with the scribes, He saved therefore necessary that the patterns others, himself he cannot save. Let of things in the heavens should be CHRIST the King of Israel descend purified with these; but the heavenly now from the cross, that we may see things themselves with better sacri and believe. And they that were fices than these. For CHRIST is not crucified with him reviled him. And entered into the holy places made with when the sixth hour was come, there hands, which are the figures of the was darkness over the whole land, true; but into heaven itself, now to until the ninth hour. And at the appear in the presence of GOD for us: ninth hour, JEsus cried with a loud nor yet that he should offer himself voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sa- often, as the high priest entereth into bachthani? which is, being interpret the holy place every year with blood ed, My GoD, my God, why hast thou of others: (for then must he often forsaken me? And some of them that have suffered since the foundation of stood by, when they heard it, said, the world,) but now once, in the end Behold, he calleth Elias. And one of the world, hath he appeared to put ran and filled a sponge full of vine- away sin by the sacrifice of himself. gar, and put it on a reed, and gave And as it is appointed unto men oncé him to drink, saying, Let alone; let to die, but after this the judgment: so
us see whether Elias will come to CHRIST was once offered to bear the
take him down. And JESUS cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. And the vail of the temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom. And when the Centurion, which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this man was the Son of GOD.
sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time, without sin, unto salvation.
The Gospel. St. Luke xxii. 1. NOW the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people. Then entered Satan into Judas, surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains how he might betray him
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The Epistle. Heb. ix. 16. WHERE a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator: for a testament is of unto them. And they were glad, and force after men are dead; otherwise covenanted to give him money. And it is of no strength at all, whilst the he promised, and sought opportunity testator liveth. Whereupon, neither to betray him unto them in the abthe first testament was dedicated with-sence of the multitude. Then came out blood. For when Moses had the day of unleavened bread, when the spoken every precept to all the people, passover must be killed. And he sent according to the law, he took the blood Peter and John, saying, Go, and preof calves and of goats, with water, and pare us the passover, that we may eat