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Christ's agony in the garden. ST. MARK, 14.

Peter denieth Christ. before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny priest: and with him were assembled all the me thrice.

chief priests and the elders and the scribes. 31 But he spake the more vehemently, Il 54 And Peter followed him afar off, even into I should die with thee, I will not deny thee the palace of the high priest: and he sat with in any wise. Likewise also said they all. the servants, and warmed himself at the fire.

32 And they came to a place which was 55 And the chief priests and all the council named Gethsemane: and he saith to his sought for witness against Jesus to put him disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall pray. to death; and found none.

33 And he taketh with him Peter and 56 For many bare false witness against James and John, and began to be sore a- him, but their witness agreed not together. mazed, and to be very heavy;

57 And there arose certain, and bare false 34 And saith unto them, My soul is ex- witness against him, saying, ceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, 58 We heard him say, I will destroy this temand watch.

ple that is made with hands, and within three : 35 And he went forward a little, and fell days I will build another made without hands. on the ground, and prayed that, if it were 59 But neither so did their witness agree possible, the hour might pass from him. together.

36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things 60. And the high priest stood up in the are possible unto thee; take away this cup midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest from me: nevertheless not what I will, but thou nothing? what is it which these witwhat thou wilt.

ness against thee? 37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleep- 61 But he held his peace, and answered ing, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest nothing. Again the high priest asked him, thou? couldest not thou watch one hour? and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the

38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into Son of the Blessed? temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but 62 And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the flesh is weak.

the Son of man sitting on the right hand of 39 And again he went away, and prayed, power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. and spake the same words.

63 Then the high priest rent his clothes, and 40 And when he returned, he found them saith, What need we any further witnesses ? asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy) 64 Ye have heard the blasphemy: what neither wist they what to answer him.

think ye? And they all condemned him to 41 And he cometh the third time, and be guilty of death. saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take 65 And some began to spit on him, and to your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did hands of sinners.

strike him with the palms of their hands. 42 Rise up, let us go; lo, he that betrayeth 66 | And as Peter was beneath in tho me is at hand.

palace, there cometh one of the maids of 43 And immediately, while he yet spake, the high priest: cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with 67 And when she saw Peter warming himhim a great multitude with swords and self, she looked upon him, and said, And staves, from the chief priests and the scribes thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. and the elders.

68 But he denied, saying, I know not, nei44 And he that betrayed him had given ther understand I what thou sayest. And he them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall went out into the porch; and the cock crew. kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead 69 And a maid saw him again, and began to him away safely.

say to them that stood by, This is one of them. 45 And soon as he was come, he goeth 70 And he denied it again. And a little straightway to him, and saith, Master, mas- after, they that stood by said again to Peter, ter; and kissed him.

Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a 46 1 And they laid their hands on him, and Galilæan, and thy speech agreeth thereto. took him.

71 But he began to curse and to swear, say47 And one of them that stood by drew ing, I know not this man of whom ye speak. a sword, and smote a servant of the high 72 And the second time the cock crew. priest, and cut off his ear.

And Peter called to mind the word that 48 And Jesus answered and said unto Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when with swords and with staves to take me? he thought thereon, he wept. 49 I was daily with you in the temple

CHAPTER 15. teaching, and ye took me not; but the 1 Jesus brought bound, and accused before scriptures must be fulfilled.

Pilate. 15 Upon the clamour of the common 50 And they all forsook him, and fled.

people, the murderer Barabbas is loosed, and 51 And there followed him a certain young Jesus delivered up to be crucified. 17 He is man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked crowned with thorns, 19 spit on, and mocked: body; and young men la hold on him:

21 fainteth in bearing his cross: 27 hangeth 52 And he left the linen cloth, and fled

between two thieves : 29 suffereth the triumphfrom them naked.

ing reproaches of the Jews : 39 but confessed 53 9 And they led Jesus away to the high

by the centurion to be the Son of God: 43 and

is honourably buried by Joseph.

Christ's crucifixion,
ST. MARK, 15.

death, and burial. A ND straightway in the morning the chief 26 And the superscription of his accusation

priests held a consultation with the was written over, THE KING OF THE elders and scribes and the whole council, JEWS. and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and 27 And with him they crucify two thieves; delivered him to Pilate.

the one on his right hand, and the other on 2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King his left. of the Jews? And he answering said unto 28 And the scripture was fulnlled, which him, Thou sayest it.

saith, And he was numbered with the trans3. And the chief priests accused him of gressors. many things: but he answered nothing. 29 And they that passed by railed on him, 4 And Pilate asked him again, saying, wagging their heads, and saying, Ah, thou Answerest thou nothing ? behold how many that destroyest the temple, and buildest it things they witness against thee.

in three days, 5 But Jesus yet answered nothing; so that 30 Save thyself, and come down from the Pilate marvelled.

cross. 6 Now at that feast he released unto them 31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. said among themselves with the scribes, He

7 And there was one named Barabbas, saved others; himself he cannot save. which lay bound with them that had made 32 Let Christ the King of Israel descend insurrection with him, who had committed now from the cross, that we may see and murder in the insurrection.

believe. And they that were crucified with 8 And the multitude crying aloud began tode- him reviled him. sire him to do as he had ever done unto them. 33 And when the sixth hour was come,

9 But Pllate answered them, saying, Will ye there was darkness over the whole land that I release unto you the King of the Jews? until the ninth hour.

10 For he knew that the chief priests had 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with delivered him for envy.

a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabach11 But the chief priests moved the people, thani? which is, being interpreted, My God, that he should rather release Barabbas unto my God, why hast thou forsaken me? them.

35 And some of them that stood by, when 12 And Pilate answered and said again unto they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias. them, What will ye then that I shall do unto 36 And one ran and filled a spunge full of him whom ye call the King of the Jews ? vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him 13 And they cried out again, Crucify him. to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whe14 Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what ther Elias will come to take him down. evil hath he done? And they cried out the 37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and more exceedingly, Crucify him.

gave up the ghost. 15 | And 80 Pilate, willing to content the 38 And the veil of the temple was rent in people, released Barabbas unto them, and twain from the top to the bottom. delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, 39 And when the centurion, which stood to be crucified.

over against him, saw that he so cried out, 16 And the soldiers led him away into the and gave up the ghost, he said, Truly this hall, called Prætorium; and they call toge- man was the Son of God. ther the whole band.

40 There were also women looking on afar 17 And they clothed him with purple, and off: among whom was Mary Magdalene, platted a crown of thorns, and put it about and Mary the mother of James the less and his head,

of Joses, and Salome; 18 And began to salute him, Hail, King of 41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, fol. the Jews!

lowed him, and ministered unto him ;) and 19 And they smote him on the head with many other women which came up with a reed, and did spit upon him, and bowing him unto Jerusalem. their knees worshipped him.

42 | And now when the even was come, 20 And when they had mocked him, they because it was the preparation, that is, the took off the purple from him, and put his own day before the sabbath, clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. 43 Joseph of Arimathæa, an honourable

21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, counsellor, which also waited for the kingwho passed by, coming out of the country, dom of God, came, and went in boldly unto the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. his cross.

44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already 22 And they bring him unto the place dead: and calling unto him the centurion, Golgotha, which is, being interpreted, The he asked him whether he had been any place of a skull.

while dead. 23 And they gave him to drink wine min- 45 And when he knew it of the centurion, gled with myrrh: but he received it not. he gave the body to Joseph.

24 And when they had crucified hin, they 46 And he bought fine linen, and took him parted his garments, casting lots upon them, down, and wrapped him in the linen, and what every man should take.

laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out 25 And it was the third hour, and they of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door crucified him.

of the sepulchre.

The resurrection and

ST. MARK, 16.

ascension of Christ. 47 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mo- first day of the week, he appeared first to ther of Joses beheld where he was laid. Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast

seven devils. CHAPTER 16.

10 And she went and told them that had 1 an angel declareth the resurrection of Christ to three women. 9 Christ himself appeareth

been with him, as they mourned and wept. to Mary Magdalene: 12 to two going into

11 And they, when they had heard that the country: 14 then to the apostles, 15 whom he was alive, and had been seen of her, behe sendeth forth to preach the gospel : 19 and lieved not. ascendeth into heaven.

12 After that he appeared in another AN ND when the sabbath was past, Mary form unto two of them, as they walked, and

Magdalene, and Mary the mother of went into the country. James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, 13 And they went and told it unto the that they might come and anoint him. residue: neither believed they them. 2 And very early in the morning the first 14 1 Afterward he appeared into the eleven day of the week, they came unto the sepul- as they sat at meat, and upbraided them chre at the rising of the sun.

with their unbelief and hardness of heart, 3 And they said among themselves, Who because they believed not them which had shall roll us away the stone from the door seen him after he was risen. of the sepulchre ?

15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all 4 And when they looked, they saw that the the world, and preach the gospel to every stone was rolled away: for it was very great. creature.

5 And entering into the sepulchre, they 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall saw a young man sitting on the right side, be saved; but he that believeth not shall be clothed in a long white garment; and they damned. were affrighted.

17 And these signs shall follow them that 6 And he saith unto them, Be not affright- believe; In my name shall they cast out ed: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was devils; they shall speak with new tongués; crucified: he is risen; he is not here: be- 18 They shall take up serpents; and if hold the place where they laid him.

they drink any deadly thing, it shall not 7 But go your way, tell his disciples and hurt them; they shall lay hands on the Peter that he goeth before you into. Galilee: sick, and they shall recover. there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. 19 [ So then after the Lord hąd spoken

8 And they went out quickly, and filed unto them, he was received up into heaven, from the sepulchre; for they trembled and and sat on the right hand of God. were amazed : neither said they any thing 20 And they went forth, and preached every to any man; for they were afraid.

where, the Lord working with them, and con9 T Now when Jesus was risen early the firming the word with signs following. Amen.

FRASMUCH as many have taken in



and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron,

and her name was Elisabeth. 1 The preface of Luke to his whole gospel. 5 The conception of John the Baptist, 26 and

6 And they were both righteous before of Christ. 39 The prophecy of Elisabeth,

God, walking in all the commandments and and of Mary, concern ng Christ. 57 The ordinances of the Lord blameless. nativity and circumcision of John. 67 The 7 And they had no child, because that prophecy of Zacharias, both of Christ, 76 and Elisabeth was barren, and they both were of John.

now well stricken in years.

8 And it came to pass, that while he cxehand to set forth in order a declara- cuted the priest's office before God in the tion of those things which are most surely order of his course, believed among us,

9 According to the custom of the priest's 2 Even as they delivered them unto us, office, his lot was to burn incense when he which from the beginning were eyewitnesses, went into the temple of the Lord. and ministers of the word;

10 And the whole multitude of the people 3 It seemed good to me also, having had were praying without at the time of incense. perfect understanding of all things from the 11 And there appeared unto him an angel very first, to write unto thee in order, most of the Lord standing on the right side of excellent Theophilus,

the altar of incense. 4 That thou mightest know the certainty 12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was of those things, wherein thou hast been in- troubled, and fear fell upon him. structed.

13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, 5 \HERE was in the days of Herod, Zacharias : for thy prayer is heard ; and thy

the king of Judæa, a certain priest wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and named Zacharias, of the course of Abia : thou shalt call his name John.

The angel's visit to Mary.

ST. LUKE, 1. Mary's song of thanksgiving. 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness ; | shadow thee; therefore also that holy thing and many shall rejoice at his birth.

which shall be born of thee shall be called 15 For he shall be great in the sight of the the Son of God. Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong 36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy hath also conceived a son in her old age : Ghost, even from his mother's womb.

and this is the sixth month with her, who 16 And many of the children of Israel shall was called barren. he turn to the Lord their God,

37 For with God nothing shall be impossible. 17 And he shall go before him in the spirit 38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid and power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy fathers to the children, and the disobedient word. And the angel departed from her. to the wisdom of the just; to make ready a 39 And Mary arose in those days, and went people prepared for the Lord.

into the hill country with haste, into a city 18° And Zacharias said unto the angel, of Juda; Whereby shall I know this ? for I am an old 40 And entered into the house of Zacha. man, and my wife well stricken in years. rias, and saluted Elisabeth.

19 And the angel answering said unto him, 41 And it came to pass, that, when ElisaI am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of beth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was to shew thee these glad tidings.

filled with the Holy Ghost : 20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and 42 And she spake out with a loud voice, not able to speak, until the day that these and said, Blessed art thou among women, things shall be performed, because thou be- and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. lievest not my words, which shall be fulfilled 43 And whence is this to me, that the in their season.

mother of my Lord should come to me? 21 And the people waited for Zacharias, 44 For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy saluand marvelled that he tarried so long in the tation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped temple.

in my womb for joy. 22° And when he came out, he could not 45 And blessed is she that believed: for speak unto them: and they perceived that there shall be a performance of those things he had seen a vision in the temple: for he which were told her from the Lord. beckoned unto them, and remained peec 46 And said, My soul doth magnify less.

the Lord, 23 And it came to pass, that, as soon as the 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my days of his ministration were accomplished, Saviour. he departed to his own house.

48 For he hath regarded the low estate of 24 And after those days his wife Elisabeth his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceconceived, and hid herself five months, saying, forth all generations shall call me blessed.

25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the 49 For he that is mighty hath done to mo days wherein he looked on me, to take away great things; and holy is his name. my reproach among men.

50 And his mercy is on them that fear him 26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel from generation to generation. was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, 51 He hath shewed strength with his arm; named Nazareth,

he hath scattered the proud in the imagi27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose nation of their hearts. name was Joseph, of the house of David; 52 He hath put down the mighty from their and the virgin's name was Mary,

seats, and exalted them of low degree. 28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, 53 He hath filled the hungry with good Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the things; and the rich he sent empty away. is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 54 He hath holpen his servant Israel, in

29 And when she saw him, she was trou- remembrance of his mercy; bled at his saying, and cast in her mind 55 As he spake to our fathers, to Abraham, what mannor of salutation this should be. and to his seed for ever.

30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, 56 And Mary abode with her about three Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. months, and returned to her own house.

31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy 57 Now Elisabeth's full time came that she womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call should be delivered; and she brought forth his name JESUS.

a son. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called the 58 And her neighbours and her cousins Son of the Highest : and the Lord God shall heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy give unto him the throne of his father David : upon her; and they rejoiced with her. 33 And he shall reign over the house of 59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there day they came to circumcise the child ; and shall be no end.

they called him Zacharias, after the name . 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How of his father. shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 60 And his mother answered and said, Not :: 35 And the angel answered and said unto 80; but he shall be called John. her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, 61 And they said unto her, There is none and the power of the Highest shall over- of thy kindred that is called by this name.

The prophecy of Zacharias. ST. LUKE, 1.

The nativity of Christ. 62 And they made signs to his father, how Bethlehem; (because he was of the house he would have him called.

and lineage of David :) 63 And he asked for a writing table, and 5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, wrote, saying, His name is John. And they being great with child. marvelled ali.

6 And so it was, that, while they were there, 64 And his mouth was opened immediate- the days were accomplished that she should ly, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and be delivered. praised God.

7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, 65 And fear came on all that dwelt round and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and about them: and all these sayings were laid him in a manger; because there was no noised abroad throughout all the hill coun- room for them in the inn. try of Judæa.

8 And there were in the same country 66 And all they that heard them laid them shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch up in their hearts, saying, What manner of over their flock by night. child shall this be! And the hand of the 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon Lord was with him.

them, and the glory of the Lord shone round 67 And his father Zacharias was filled with about them: and they were sore afraid. the Holy Ghost, and prophesied, saying, 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not:

68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great he hath visited and redeemed his people, joy, which shall be to all people. 69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation 11 For unto you is born this day in the city for us in the house of his servant David; of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy 12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye prophets, which have been since the world shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling began:

clothes, lying in a manger. 71 That we should be saved from our ene- 13 And suddenly there was with the angel mies, and from the hand of all that hate us; a multitude of the heavenly host praising

72 To perform the mercy promised to our God, and saying, fathers, and to remember his holy covenant; 14 Glory to God in the highest, and on

73 The oath which he sware to our father earth peace, good will toward men. Abraham,

15 And it came to pass, as the angels were 74 That he would grant unto us, that we gone away from them into heaven, the shepbeing delivered out of the hand of our ene- herds said one to another, Let us now go mies might serve him without fear,

even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing 75 In holiness and righteousness before which is come to pass, which the Lord hath him, all the days of our life.

made known unto us. 76 And thou, child, shalt be called the pro- 16 And they came with haste, and found phet of the Highest for thou shalt go before Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a the face of the Lord to prepare his ways; manger.

77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his 17 And when they had seen it, they made people by the remission of their sins,

known abroad the saying which was told 78 Through the tender mercy of our God; them concerning this child. whereby the dayspring from on high hath 18 And all they that heard it wondered at visited us,

those things which were told them by the 79 To give light to them that sit in dark- shepherds. ness and in the shadow of death, to guide 19 But Mary kept all these things, and our feet into the way of peace.

pondered them in her heart. 80 And the child grew, and waxed strong 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying in spirit, and was in the deserts till the day and praising God for all the things that they of his shewing unto Israel.

had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

21 And when eight days were accomplished CHAPTER 2.

for the circumcising of the child, his name 1 Augustus taxeth all the Roman empire. 6

was called JESUS, which was so named of the The nativity of Christ. 8 One angel relateth it to the shepherds: 13 many sing praises to

angel before he was conceived in the womb. God for it. 21 Christ is circumcised. 22 Mary

27. And when the days of her purification purified. 28 Simeon and Anna prophesy of according to the law of Moses were accomChrist: 40 who increaseth in wisdom, 46 ques- plished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to tioneth in the temple with the doctors, 51 and present him to the Lord ; is obedient to his parents.

23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, ND it came to pass in those days, that Every male that openeth the womb shall be

called holy to the Lord ;) Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 24 And to offer a sacrifice according to that 2 (And this taxing was first made when which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)

of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. 3 And all went to be taxed, every one into 25 And, behold, there was a man in Jeruhis own city.

salem, whose name was Simeon; and the 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, same man was just and devout, waiting for out of the city of Nazareth, into Judæa, the consolation of Israel: and the Holy unto the city of David, which is called Ghost was upon him.

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