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Christ is crucified.

CHAP. XXVIII. His death and burial. his own raiment on him, and led him away resurrection, and went into the holy city, to crucify him.

and appeared unto many. 32 And as they came out, they found a 54 Now when the centurion, and they man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw compelled to bear his cross.

the earthquake, and those things that were 33 (/And when they were come unto a done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly place called Golgotha, that is to say, A this was the Son of God. place of a skull,

55 And many women were there (be34 They gave him vinegar to drink, min-holding afar off) which followed Jesus from gled with gall: and when he had tasted Galilee, ministering unto him: thereof, he would not drink.

56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, 35 ° And they crucified him, and parted and Mary the mother of James and Joses, his garments, casting lots : that it might be and the mother of Zebedee's children. fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, 57 [ When the even was come, there They parted my garments among them, came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joand upon my vesture did they cast lots. seph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple :

36 And sitting down, they watched him 58 He went to Pilate, and begged the there :

body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded 37 And set up over his head his accu- the body to be delivered. sation written, THIS IS JESUS THE 59 And when Joseph had taken the KING OF THE JEWS.

body, he wrapped it in a clean linen 38 Then were there two thieves cruci- cloth, fied with him: one on the right hand, and 60 And laid it in his own new tomb, another on the left.

which he had hewn out in the rock; and 39 | And they that passed by, reviled he rolled a great stone to the door of the him, wagging their heads,

sepulchre, and departed. 40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the 61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and temple, and buildest it in three days, save the other Mary, sitting over against the sethyself. If thou be the Son of God, come pulchre. down from the cross.)

62 Now the next day that followed the 41 Likewise also the chief priests mock- day of the preparation, the chief priests ing him, with the scribes and elders, and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, said,

163 Saying, Sir, we remember that that 42 He saved others; himself he cannot deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After save. If he be the King of Israel, let him three days I will rise again. now come down from the cross, and we will 64 Command therefore that the sepulbelieve him.

chre be made sure until the third day, lest 43 He trusted in God; let him deliver his disciples come by night, and steal him him now if he will have him: for he said, I away, and say unto the people, He is risen am the Son of God.

|from the dead: so the last error shall be 44 The thieres also which were cruci- worse than the first. fied with him, cast the same in his teeth. 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a

45 ( Now from the sixth hour, there was watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye darkness over all the land unto the ninth can. hour.

1 66 So they went and made the sepulchre 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch. with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama

CHAP. XXVIII. sabachthani ? that is to say, My God, my TN the end of the sabbath, as it began to God, why hast thou forsaken me?

1 dawn toward the first day of the week, 47 Some of them that stood there, when came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mathey heard that, said, This man calleth for ry to see the sepulchre. Elias.

2 And behold, there was a great earth48 And straightway one of them ran, quake: for the angel of the Lord descenda and took a spunge, and filled it with vine-ed from heaven, and came and rolled back gar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to the stone from the door, and sat upon it. drink.

l 3 His countenance was like lightning, 49 The rest said, Let be, let us see and his raiment white as snow. whether Elias will come to save him.

4 And for fear of him the keepers did 50 Jesus, when he had cried again with shake, and became as dead men. a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

5 And the angel answered and said un51 [ And behold, the vail of the temple to the women, Fear not ye: for I know that was rent in twain from the top to the bot- ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. tom: and the earth did quake, and the 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he rocks rent;

said. Come, see the place where the Lord 52 And the graves were opened, and lay. many bodies of saints which slept, arose, / 7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples,

53 And came out of the graves after his that he is risen from the dead, and behold, Office of John the Baptist. MARK,

Jesus preaches. he goeth before you into Galilee; there. 14 And if this come to the governor's shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. ears, we will persuade him, and secure

8 And they departed quickly from the you. sepulchre, with fear and great joy; and 15 So they took the money, and did as did run to bring his disciples word. they were taught: and this saying is com

9 [ And as they went to tell his disci-monly reported among the Jews until this ples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All day. bail. And they came, and held him by the 16 9 Then the eleven disciples went feet, and worshipped him.

Taway into Galilee, into a mountain where 10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not Jesus had appointed them. afraid : go tell my brethren, that they go 17 And when they saw him, they worinto Galilee, and there shall they see me. !shipped him: but some doubted.

11 | Now when they were going, be- 18 | And Jesus came, and spake unto hold, some of the watch came into the city, them, saying, All power is given unto me and shewed unto the chief priests all the in heaven and in earth. things that were done.

119 Go ye therefore and teach all nations, 12 And when they were assembled with baptizing them in the name of the Father, the elders, and had taken counsel, they and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; gave large money unto the soldiers, 120 Teaching them to observe all things

13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came whatsoever I have commanded you: and .by night, and stole him away while we lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end slept.

lof the world. Amen.

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

the wild beasts: and the angels ministered THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus unto him. 1 Christ the Son of God;

| 14 Now after that John was put in 2 As it is written in the prophets, Behold, prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching I send my messenger before thy face, which the gospel of the kingdom of God, shall prepare thy way before thee; I 15 And saying, The time is fulfilled, and

3 The voice of one crying in the wil- the kingdom of God is at hand : repent ye, derness, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, and believe the gospel. make his paths straight.

116 1 Now as he walked by the sea of 4 John did baptize in the wilderness, Galilee, he saw Simon, and Andrew his and preach the baptism of repentance, for brother, casting a net into the sea : for they the remission of sins.

were fishers. 5 And there went out unto him all the 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ve land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and after me, and I will make you to become were all baptized of him in the river of Jor-fishers of men. dan, confessing their sins.

18. And straightway they forsook their 6 And John was clothed with camels' nets, and followed him. hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his 19 And when he had gone a little further loins; and he did eat locusts and wild thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, honey;

and John his brother, who also were in the 7 And preached, saying, There cometh ship mending their nets. one mightier than I after me, the latchet 20 And straightway he called them: and of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop they left their father Zebedee in the ship down and unloose.

with the hired servants, and went after him. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water: 21 And they went into Capernaum ; and but he shall baptize you with the Holy straightway on the sabbath-day he entered Ghost.

into the synagogue and taught. 91 And it came to pass in those days, 22 And they were astonished at his docthat Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, trine: for he taught them as one that had and was baptized of John in Jordan. Tauthority, and not as the scribes.

10 And straightway coming up out of 23 | And there was in their synagogue the water, he saw the heavens opened, and a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. out, • - 11 And there came a voice from heaven, 24 Saying, Let us alone; what have we saying, Thou art my beloved Son, in whom to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ! I am well pleased.

art thou come to destroy us? I know thee 12 [ And immediately the Spirit driveth who thou art, the Holy One of God." him into the wilderness.

25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying, 13. And he was there in the wilderness Hold thy peace, and come out of him. forty days tempted of Satan: and was with! 26 And when the unclean spirit had torn

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Christ cures the sick.

CHAP. II.

He heals the palsy. him, and cried with a loud voice, he came

CHAP. II. out of him.

AND again he entered into Capernaum, 27 And they were all amazed, insomuch A after some days; and it was noised that they questioned among themselves, that he was in the house. saying, What thing is this? what new doc 2 And straightway many were gathered trine is this? for with authority command-together, insomuch that there was no room eth he even the unclean spirits, and they to receive them, no, not so much as about do obey him.

the door: and he preached the word unto 28 And immediately his fame spread them. abroad throughout all the region round 3 [ And they come unto him, bringing about Galilee.

one sick of the palsy, which was borne of 29 1 And forthwith, when they were four. come out of the synagogue, they entered 4 And when they could not come nigh into the house of Simon and Andrew, unto him for the press, they uncovered the with James and John.

roof where he was: and when they had 30 But Simon's wife's mother lay, sick broken it up, they let down the bed whereof a fever; and anon they tell him of her. in the sick of the palsy lay.

31 And he came and took her by the 5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said hand, and lifted her up; and immediately unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be the fever left her, and she ministered unto forgiven thee. them..

I 6 But there were certain of the scribes 32 1 And at even when the sun did set, sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts, they brought unto him all that were disa 7 Why doth this man thus speak blaseased, and them that were possessed with phemies? who can forgive sins but God devils.

33 And all the city was gathered toge- 8 And immediately, when Jesus perther at the door.

ceived in his spirit that they so reasoned 34 And he healed many that were sick within themselves, he said unto them, Why of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; reason ye these things in your hearts? and suffered not the devils to speak, be- 9 Whether is it easier to say to the sick cause they knew him.

of the palsy, Thy sins be forgiven thee; 35 ( And in the morning, rising up a or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and great while before day, he went out and walk ? departed into a solitary place, and there 10 But that ye may know that the Son prayed. ,

Tof man hath power on earth to forgive sins, 36 And Simon, and they that were with (he saith to the sick of the palsy,) him, followed after him.

11 I say unto thee, Arise, and take up 37 And when they had found him, they thy bed, and go thy way into thine house. said unto him, All men seek for thee. | 12 And immediately he arose, took up

38 And he said unto them, Let us go the bed, and went forth before them all: into the next towns, that I may preachinsomuch that they were all amazed, and there also: for therefore came I forth. glorified God, saying, We never saw it on

39 And he preached in their synagogues this fashion. throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils. 13 [ And he went forth again by the

40 | And there came a leper to him, be-sea-side; and all the multitude resorted seeching him, and kneeling down to him, unto him, and he taught them. and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thoul 14 And as he passed by, he saw Levi the canst make me clean.

son of Alpheus, sitting at the receipt of 41 And Jesus, mored with compassion, custom, and said unto him, Follow me. put forth his hand, and touched him, and And he arose, and followed himn. saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. 15 | And it came to pass, that as Jesus

42 And as soon as he had spoken, im- sat at meat in his house, many publicans mediately the leprosy departed from him, and sinners sat also together with Jesus and he was cleansed.

and his disciples; for there were many, and 43 And he straitly charged him, and they followed him. forthwith sent him away;

116 And when the scribes and Pharisees 44 And saith unto him, See thou say saw him eat with publicans and sinners, nothing to any man; but go thy way, they said unto his disciples, How is it that shew thyself to the priest, and offer for thy he eateth and drinketh with publicans and cleansing those things which Moses com- sinners! manded, for a testimony unto them. I 17 When Jesus heard it, he saith unto

45 But he went out, and began to pub-them, They that are whole, have no need lish it much, and to blaze abroad the mat- of the physician, but they that are sick : I ter, insomuch that Jesus could no more came not to call the righteous, but sinners, openly enter into the city, but was without to repentance.

in desert places : and they came to him 18° And the disciples of John, and of - from every quarter.

Ithe Pharisees, used to fast : and they come,

The withered hand healed. S. MARK. Christ chooses twelve apostles. and say unto him, Why do the disciples of stude from Galilee followed him, and from John, and of the Pharisees fast, but thy dis- Judea, ciples fast not?

8 And from Jerusalem, and from Idu19 And Jesus said unto them, Can the mea, and from beyond Jordan; and they children of the bride-chamber fast, while about Tyre and Sidon, a great multitude, the bridegroom is with them? As long as when they had heard what great things lie they have the bridegroom with them, they did, came unto him. cannot fast.

9 And he spake to his disciples, that a 20 But the days will come, when the small ship should wait on him, because of bridegroom shall be taken away from the multitude, lest they should throng them, and then shall they fast in those him. days.

· 10 For he had healed many; insomuch 21 No man also seweth a piece of new that they pressed upon him for to touch cloth on an old garment: else the new him, as many as had plagues. piece that filled it up, taketh away from the 11 And unclean spirits, when they saw old, and the rent is made worse.

Thim, fell down before him, and cried, say22 And no man putteth new wine into ing, Thou art the Son of God. old bottles: else the new wine doth burst 12 And he straitly charged them, that the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the they should not make him known. bottles will be marred: but new wine must 13 ( And he goeth up into a mountain, be put into new bottles.

and calleth unto him whom he would: and 23 [ And it came to pass, that he went they came unto him. through the corn-fields on the sabbath-day ; 14 And he ordained twelve, that they and his disciples began, as they went, to should be with him, and that he might pluck the ears of corn.

send them forth to preach, 24 And the Pharisees said unto him, Be- 15 And to have power to heal sickhold, why do they on the sabbath-day that nesses, and to cast out devils. which is not lawful?

116 And Simon he surnamed Peter. 25 And he said unto them, Have ye 17 And James the son of Zebedee, and never read what David did, when he had John the brother of James, (and he surneed, and was an hungered, he and they named them Boanerges, which is, The sons that were with him ?

of thunder,) : 26 How he went into the house of God, 18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bar. in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and tholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and did eat the shew-bread, which is not lawful James the son of Alpheus, and Thaddeus,

0 eat, but for the priests, and gave also to and Simon the Canaanite, them which were with him?

19 And Judas Iscariot, which also be27 And he said unto them, The sabbath trayed him : and they went into an house. was made for man, and not man for the 20 { And the multitude cometh together -sabbath :

again, so that they could not so much as 28 Therefore the Son of man is Lord eat bread. also of the sabbath.

21 And when his friends heard of it, CHAP. III.

they went out to lay hold on him: for thes AND he entered again into the syna- said, He is beside himself. A gogue; and there was a man there 22 [ And the scribes which came down which had a withered hand.

from Jerusalem, said, He hath Beelzebub, 2 And they watched him, whether he and by the prince of the devils casteth he would heal him on the sabbath-day; that out devils. they might accuse him.

23 And he called them unto him, and 3. And he saith unto the man which had said unto them in parables, How can Satan the withered hand, Stand forth.

cast out Satan? 4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful 24 And if a kingdom be divided against to do good on the sabbath-days, or to do itself, that kingdom cannot stand. evil ? to save life, or to kill ? but they held 25 And if a house be divided against it their peace.

self, that house cannot stand. 5 And when he had looked round about 26 And if Satan rise up against himself, on them with anger, being grieved for the and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath hardness of their hearts, he saith unto the an end. man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he 27 No man can enter into a strong man's stretched it out: and his hand was restored house, and spoil his goods, except he will whole as the other.

first bind the strong man; and then he will 6. And the Pharisees went forth, and spoil his house. straightway took counsel with the Herodi. 28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall ans against him, how they might destroy be forgiven unto the sons of men, and him.

blasphemies wherewith soever they shall ...7 But Jesus withdrew himself with his blaspheme: disciples to the sea : and a great multi-! 29 But he that shall blaspheme against The parables of the sower CHAP. IV.

and of the mustard-seed. the Holy Ghost hath never forgiveness, but have heard, Satan cometh immediately, is in danger of eternal damnation:

and taketh away the word that was sown 30 Because they said, He hath an un- in their hearts. clean spirit.

16 And these are they likewise which 31 T There came then his brethren and are sown on stony ground; who, when they his mother, and standing without, sent unto have heard the word, immediately receive him, calling him.

it with gladness; 32 And the multitude sat about him; and 17 And have no root in themselves, and they said unto him, Behold, thy mother, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when thy brethren without seek for thee. affliction or persecution ariseth for the

33 And he answered them, saying, Who word's sake, immediately they are ofis my mother, or my brethren?

fended. 34 And he looked round about on them 18 And these are they which are sown which sat about him, and said, Behold, my among thorns; such as hear the word, mother and my brethren!

19 And the cares of this world, and the 35 For whosoever shall do the will of deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of God, the same is my brother, and my sis- other things entering in, choke the word, ter, and mother.

and it becometh unfruitful. CHAP. IV.

20 And these are they which are sown AND he began again to teach by the on good ground; such as hear the word, h sea-side : and there was gathered un- and receive it, and bring forth fruit, some to him a great multitude, so that he entered thirty-fold, some sixty, and some an huninto a ship, and sat in the sea ; and the dred. whole multitude was by the sea, on the 21 | And he said unto them, Is a candle land.

brought to be put under a bushel, or under 2 And he taught them many things by a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick ? parables, and said unto them in his doc- 22 For there is nothing hid, which shall trine,

not be manifested; neither was any thing 3 Hearken; Behold, there went out a kept secret, but that it should come abrcad. sower to sow :

23 If any man have ears to hear, let 4 And it came to pass as he sowed, him hear, some fell by the way-side, and the fowls 24 And he said unto them, Take heed of the air came and devoured it up. what ye hear: With what measure ye mete,

5 And some fell on stony ground, where it shall be measured to you: and unto you it had not much earth; and immediately that hear shall more be given. it sprang up, because it had no depth of 25 For he that hath, to him shall be giv

en: and he that hath not, from him shall 6 But when the sun was up, it was be taken even that which he hath. scorched; and because it had no root, it 26 | And he said, So is the kingdom of withered away.

God, as if a man should cast seed into the 7 And some fell among thorns, and the ground; thorns grew up, and choked it, and it 27 And should sleep, and rise night and yielded no fruit.

day, and the seed should spring and grow 8 And other fell on good ground, and up, he knoweth not how. did yield fruit that sprang up, and increas- 28 For the earth bringeth forth fruit of ed, and brought forth, some thirty, and some herself; first the blade, then the ear, after sixty, and some an hundred.

that the full corn in the ear. 9 And he said unto them, He that hath 29 But when the fruit is brought forth, ears to hear, let him hear.

immediately he putteth in the sickle, be10 I And when he was alone, they that cause the harvest is come. were about him, with the twelve, asked of 30 9 And he said, Whereunto shall we him the parable.

lliken the kingdom of God? or with what 11 And he said unto them, Unto you it comparison shall we compare it? is given to know the mystery of the king- 31 It is like a grain of mustard-seed, dom of God: but unto them that are with- which, when it is sown in the earth, is less out, all these things are done in parables: than all the seeds that be in the earth : .

- 12 That seeing they may see, and not 32 But when it is sown, it groweth up, perceive; and hearing they may hear, and and becometh greater than all herbs, and Dot understand; lest at any time they shooteth out great branches ; so that the should be converted, and their sins should fowls of the air may lodge under the shabe forgiven them.

dow of it. 13 Ånd he said unto them, Know ye not 33 And with many such parables spake this parable ? and how then will ye know all he the word unto them, as they were able parables? . .

to hear it. 14 | The sower soweth the word.

34 But without a parable spake he not 15 And these are they by the way-side, unto them: and when they were alone, he where the word is sown; but when they expounded all things to his disciples.

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