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Christ's crucifixion,

St. JOHN, 19.

death, and burial. 7 Tho Jews answered him, We have a law, 26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and by our law he ought to die, because he and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, made himself the Son of God.

he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold 8 When Pilate therefore heard that say. thy son! ing, he was the more afraid ;

27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold 9 And went again into the judgment hall, thy mother! And from that hour that disand saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou? But ciple took her unto his own home. Jesus gave him no answer.

28 | After this, Jesus knowing that all 10 Then saith Pilate unto him, Speakest things were now accomplished, that the thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. have power to crucify thee, and have power 29 Now there was set a vessel full of vine. to release thee?

gar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and 11 Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. power at all against me, except it were given 30 When Jesus therefore had received the thee from above: therefore he that delivered vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed me unto thee hath the greater sin.

his head, and gave up the ghost. 12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to 31 The Jews therefore, because it was the release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, preparation, that the bodies should not reIf thou let this man go, thou art not Cæsar's main upon the cross on the sabbath day, friend: whosoever maketh himself a king (for that sabbath day was an high day,) speaketh against Cæsar.

besought Pilate that their legs might be 13 1 When Pilate therefore heard that say- broken, and that they might be taken away. ing, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in 32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the the judgment seat in a place that is called legs of the first, and of the other which was the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. crucified with him.

14 And it was the preparation of the pass- 33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw over,

and about the sixth hour: and he saith that he was dead already, they brake not unto the Jews, Behold your King!

his legs : 15 But they cried out, Away with hin, 34 But one of the soldiers with a spear away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith pierced his side, and forthwith came there unto them, Shall I crucify your King ? The out blood and water. chief priests answered, We have no king but 35 And he that saw it bare record, and Cæsar.

his record is true: and he knoweth that he 16 Then delivered he him therefore unto saith

true, that ye might believe. them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, 36 For these things were done, that the and led him away.

scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him 17 And he bearing his cross went forth into shall not be broken. a place called the place of a skull, which is 37 And again another scripture saith, They called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

shall look on him whom they pierced. 18 Where they crucified him, and two other 38 4 And after this Joseph of Arimathæa, with him, on either side one, and Jesus in being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for the midst.

fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he 19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on might take away the body of Jesus: and the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. and took the body of Jesus.

20 This title then read many of the Jews: 39 And there came also Nicodemus, which for the place where Jesus was crucified was at the first came to Jesus by night, and nigh to the city: and it was written in He- brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about brew, and Greek, and Latin.

an hundred pound weight. 21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews 40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as but that he said, I am King of the Jews. the manner of the Jews is to bury. 22 Pilate answered, What I have written 41 Now in the place where he was crucified I have written.

there was a garden; and in the garden a new 23 Then the soldiers, when they had cru- sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. cified Jesus, took his garments, and made 42 There laid they Jesus therefore because four parts, to every soldier a part; and also of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulhis coat: now the coat was without seam, chre was nigh at hand. woven from the top throughout.

CHAPTER 20. 24 They said therefore among themselves,

1 Mary cometh to the sepulchre: 3 so do Peter Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it,

and John, ignorant of the resurrection. 11 whose it shall be: that the scripture might

Jesus appeareth to Mary Magdalene, 19 and be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my to his disciples. 24 The incredulity, and raiment among them, and for my vesture confession of Thomas. 30 The scripture is they did cast lots. These things therefore sufficient to salvation. the soldiers did. 25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus THE first day of the week cometh Mary

Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. taken away from the sepulchre.

Christ appeareth to Mary, ST. JOHN, 21.

and to his disciples. 2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon 22 And when he had said this, he breathed Peter,and to the other disciple, whom Jesus on them, and saith unto them, Receive yo loved, and saith unto them, They have taken the Holy Ghost: away the Lord out of tho sepulchre, and we 23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are know not where they have laid him.

remitted unto them; and whose soever sins 3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other ye retain, they are retained. disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

24 1 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called 4 So they ran both together: and the other Didymus, was not with them when Jesus disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to came. the sepulchre.

25 The other disciples therefore said unto 5 And he stooping down, and looking in, him, We have seen the Lord. But he said saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he unto them, Except I shall see in his hands not in,

the print of the nails, and put my finger into 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, the print of the nails, and thrust my hand and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the into his side, I will not believe. linen clothes lie,

26 And after eight days again his disci. 7 And the napkin, that was about his head, ples were within, and Thomas with them : not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and together in a place by itself.

stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto 8 Then went in also that other disciple, you. which came first to the sepulchre, and he 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither saw, and believed.

thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach 9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: that he must rise again from the dead. and be not faithless, but believing.

10 Then the disciples went away again unto 28 And Thomas answered and said unto their own home.

him, My Lord and my God. 11 But Mary stood without at the sepul- 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because chre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped thou hast seen me, thou hast believed : down, and looked into the sepulchrc,

blessed are they that have not seen, and 12. And seeth two angels in white sitting, yet have believed. the one at the head, and the other at the 30 And many other signs truly did Jesus feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. in the presence of his disciples, which are

13' And they say unto her, Woman, why not written in this book : weepest thou ? She saith unto them, Because 31 But these are written, that ye might they have taken away my Lord, and I know believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of not where they have laid him.

God; and that believing ye might have life 14 And when she had thus said, she turned through his name. herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and

CHAPTER 21. knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weep

1 Christ appearing again to his disciples was est thou? whom seekest thou? She, suppos

known of them by the great draught ojo

fishes. 12 He dineth with them: 15 earnesting him to be the gardener, saith unto him, ly commandeth Peter to feed his lambs and Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me sheep : 18 foretelleth him of his death : 22 re. where thou hast laid him, and I will take buketh his curiosity touching John. 25 The

conclusion. 16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned FTER these things Jesus shewed himself herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which again to the disciples at the sea of Tibeis to say, Master.

rias; and on this wise shewed he himself. 17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; 2 There were together Simon Peter, and for I am not yet ascended to my Father: Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of but go to my brethren, and say unto them, Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and two other of his disciples. and to my God, and your God.

3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the dis- fishing. They say unto him, We also go ciples that she had seen the Lord, and that with thee. They went forth, and entered he had spoken these things unto her.

into a ship immediately; and that night 19 9 Then the same day at evening, being they caught nothing. the first day of the week, when the doors 4 But when the morning was now come, were shut where the disciples were assem- Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples bled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and knew not that it was Jesus. stood in the midst, and saith unto them, 5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, Peace be unto you.

have ye any meat? They answered him, No. 20 And when he had so said, he shewed 6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on unto them his hands and his side. Then the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. were the disciples glad, when they saw the They cast therefore, and now they were not Lord.

able to draw it for the multitude of fishes. 21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace 7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when even so send I you.

Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord,

him away.

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Christ's repeated
ST. JOHN, 21.

charge to Peter. he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was third time, Lovest thou me? And he said naked,) and did cast himself into the sea. unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things;

8 And the other disciples came in a little thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith ship; (for they were not far from land, but unto him, Feed my sheep. as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the 18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When net with fishes.

thou wast young, thou girdedst thyself, and 9 As soon then as they were come to land, walkedst whither thou wouldest : but when they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thou shalt bé old, thou shalt stretch forth thereon, and bread.

thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and 10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish carry thee whither thou wouldest not. which ye have now caught.

19 This spake he, signifying by what 11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the death he should glorify God. And when net to land full of great fshes, an hundred he had spoken this, he saith unto him, and fifty and three: and for all there were Follow me. so many, yet was not the net broken.

20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the 12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. disciple whom Jesus loved following; which And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who also leaned on his breast at supper, and art thou? knowing that it was the Lord. said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?

13 Jesus then cometh, and taketh bread, 21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and giveth them, and fish likewise.

and what shall this man do? 14 This is now the third time that Jesus 22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he shewed himself to his disciples, after that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee? folwas risen from the dead.

low thou me. 15 So when they had dined, Jesus saith 23 Then went this saying abroad among to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest the brethren, that that disciple should not thou me more than these? He saith unto die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love not die; but, If I will that he tarry till I thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. come, what is that to thee?

16 He saith to him again the second time, 24 This is the disciple which testifieth of Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He these things, and wrote these things: and saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest we know that his testimony is true. that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed 25 And there are also many other things my sheep.

which Jesus did, the which, if they should 17 He saith unto him the third time, Si- be written every one, I suppose that even mon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter the world itself could not contain the books was grieved because he said unto him the that should be written. Amen.

THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES.

CHAPTER 1.

5 For John truly baptized with water ; but 1 Christ, preparing his apostles to the beholding ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost

of his ascension, gathereth them together into not many days hence. the mount Olivet, commandeth them to expect 6 When they therefore were come together, in Jerusalem the sending down of the Holy

they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at Ghost, promiseth after few days to send it:

this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? by virtue whereof they should be witnesses unto him, even to the utmost parts of the

7 And he said unto them, It is not for you earth. 9 After his ascension they are warned

to know the times or the seasons, which the by two angels to depart, and to set their minds

Father hath put in his own power. upon his second coming. 12 They according- 8 But ye shall receive power, after that the ly return; and, giving themselves to prayer, Holy Ghost is come upon you:

and ye shall choose Matthias apostle in the place of Judas. be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, TH NHE former treatise have I made, O Theo- and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto

philus, of all that Jesus began both to the uttermost part of the earth. do and teach,

9 And when he had spoken these things, 2 Until the day in which he was taken up, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a after that he through the Holy Ghost had cloud received him out of their sight. given commandments unto the apostles 10 And while they looked stedfastly toward whom he had chosen:

heaven as he went up, behold, two men 3 To whom also he shewed himself alive stood by them in white apparel ; after his passion by many infallible proofs, 11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of why stand yo gazing up into heaven ? this the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: same Jesus, which is taken up from you

4 And, being assembled together with them, into heaven, shall so come in like manner commanded them that they should not as ye have seen him go into hoaven. depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the 12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye from the mount called Olivet, which is from have heard of me.

Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

Matthias is chosen by lot. THE ACTS, 2. Descent of the Holy Ghost. 113 And when heey were, wherón

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weak af Pentecost was Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, one place. Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Mat- 2 And suddenly there came a sound from thew, James the son of Alphæus, and Simon heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. filled all the house where they were sitting.

14 These all continued with one accord in 3 And there appeared unto them cloven prayer and supplication, with the women, tongues llke as of fire, and it sat upon each and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his of them, brethren.

4 And they were all filled with the Holy 15 And in those days Peter stood up in Ghost, and began to speak with other the midst of the disciples, and said, (the tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. number of names together were about an 5 And there were dwelling at Jerusalem hundred and twenty,)

Jews, devout men, out of every nation under 16 Men and brethren, this scripture must

heaven. needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy 6 Now when this was noised abroad, the Ghost by the mouth of David spake before multitude came together, and were conconcerning Judas, which was guide to them founded, because that every man heard that took Jesus.

them speak in his own language. 17 For he was numbered with us, and had 7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, obtained part of this ministry.

saying one to another, Behold, are not all 18 Now this man purchased a field with the these which speak Galilæans ? reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, 8 And how hear we every man in our own he burst asunder in the midst, and all his tongue, wherein we were born? bowels gushed out.

9 Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and 19 And it was known unto all the dwell- the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judæa, ers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, 10 Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and that is to say, The field of blood.

in the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and 20 For it is written in the book of Psalms, strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, Let his habitation be desolate, and let no 11 Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them man dwell therein: and his bishoprick let speak in our tongues the wonderful works another take.

of God. 21 Wherefore of these men which have 12 And they were all amazed, and were in companied with us all the time that the doubt, saying one to another, What meanLord Jesus went in and out among us,

eth this? 22 Beginning from the baptism of John, 13 Others mocking said, These men are full unto that same day that he was taken up of new wine. from us, must one be ordained to be a 14 | But Peter, standing up with the elewitness with us of his resurrection.

ven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, 23 And they appointed two, Joseph called Ye men of Judæa, and all ye that dwell at Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and Matthias.

hearken to my words: 24 And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, 15 For these are not drunken, as ye supwhich knowest the hearts of all men, shew pose, seeing it is but the third hour of the whether of these two thou hast chosen,

day. 25 That he may take part of this ministry

16 But this is that which was spoken by and apostleship, from which Judas by trans- the prophet Joel ; gression fell, that he might go to his own 17 And it shall come to pass in the last place.

days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spi26 And they gave forth their lots; and the rit upon all flesh : and your sons and your lot fell upon Matthias; and he was num- daughters shall prophesy, and your young bered with the eleven apostles.

men shall see visions, and your old men

shall dream dreams: CHAPTER 2.

18 And on my servants and on my hand1 The apostles, filled with the Holy Ghost, and

maidens I will pour out in those days of my speaking divers languages, are admired by some, and derided by others. 14 Whom Peter

Spirit; and they shall prophesy :

19 And I will shew wonders in heaven disproving, and shewing that the apostles spake by the power of the Holy Ghost, that

above, and signs in the earth beneath

i Jesus was risen from the dead, ascended into blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke: heaven, had poured down the same Holy 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, Ghost, and was the Messias, a man known and the moon into blood, before that great to them to be approved of God by his miracles, and notable day of the Lord come: wonders, and signs, and not crucified with

21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoout his determinate counsel and foreknow

ever shall call on the name of the Lord shall ledge : 37 he baptizeth a great number that

be saved. were converted. 41 Who afterwards devoutly and charitably converse together : the apostles

22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; working many miracles, and God daily in- Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God creasing his church.

among you by miracles and wonders and Peter's sermon on

THE ACTS, 2.

the day of Pentecost. signs, which God did by him in the midst 43 And fear came upon every soul: and of you, as ye yourselves also know:

many wonders and signs were done by the 23 Him, being delivered by the determinate apostles. counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have 44 And all that believed were together, and taken, and by wicked hands have crucified had all things common; and slain :

45 And sold their possessions and goods, 24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed and parted them to all men, as every man the pains of death: because it was not pos- had need. sible that he should be holden of it.

46 And they, continuing daily with one 25 For David speaketh concerning him, I accord in the temple, and breaking bread foresaw the Lord always before my face, for from house to house, did eat their meat he is on my right hand, that I should not with gladness and singleness of heart, be moved:

47 Praising, God, and having favour with 26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my all the people. And the Lord added to the tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh church daily such as should be saved. shall rest hope:

CHAPTER 3. 27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in 1 Peter preaching to the people that came to see hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One a lamē man restored to his feet, 12 professeth to see corruption.

the cure not to have been wrought by his or 28 Thou hast made known to me the ways

John's own power, or holiness, but by God, of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with

and his Son Jesus, and through faith in his thy countenance.

name: 13 withal reprehending them for cruci29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak

Jying Jesus. 17 Which because they did it

through ignorance, and that thereby were ful. unto you of the patriarch David, that he is filled God's determinate counsel, and the scripboth dead and buried, and his sepulchre is tures: 19 he exhorteth them by repentance with us unto this day.

and faith to seek remission of their sins, and ing that God had sworn with an oath to him, Ninto the temple at the hour of prayer,

30 Therefore being a prophet, and know- salvation in the same Jesus. that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to sit being the ninth hour, on his throne;

2 And a certain man lame from his mo31 He seeing this before spake of the resur- ther's womb was carried, whom they laid rection of Christ, that his soul was not left daily at the gate of the temple which is in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that

32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof entered into the temple;. we all are witnesses.

3 Who seeing Peter and John about to go 33 Therefore being by the right hand of God into the temple asked an alms. exalted, and having received of the Father 4 And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed with John, said, Look on us. forth this, which ye now see and hear.

5 And hé gave heed unto them, expecting 34 For David is not ascended into the hea- to receive something of them. vens: but he saith himself, The LORD said 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, none; but such as I have give I thee: In 35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool. the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise 36 Therefore let all the house of Israel up and walk. know assuredly, that God hath made that 7 And he took him by the right hand, and same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both lifted him up; and immediately his feet Lord and Christ.

and ankle bones received strength. 37 / Now when they heard this, they were 8 And he leaping up stood, and walked, pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and entered with them into the temple, walkand to the rest of the apostles, Men and ing, and leaping, and praising God. brethren, what shall we do?

9 And all the

people saw him walking and 38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and praising God: be baptized every one of you in the name of 10 And they knew that it was he which Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. temple : and they were filled with wonder

39 For the promise is unto you, and to your and amazement at that which had happened children, and to all that are afar off, even unto him. as many as the Lord our God shall call.

11 And as the lame man which was healed 40 And with many other words did he held Peter and John, all the people ran totestify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves gether unto them in the porch that is called from this untoward generation.

Solomon's, greatly wondering: 41 ? Then they that gladly received his 12. And when Peter saw it, he answered word were baptized: and the same day there unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why mar. were added unto them about three thousand vel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly souls.

on us, as though by our own power or holi42 And they continued stedfastly in the ness we had made this man to walk ? apostles' doctrine and fellowship, and in 13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and breaking of bread, and in prayers.

of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath glori.

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