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A. D. 33. and on our children. And he released unto L. 23.

them him that for sedition and murder was 25
cast into prison, whom they had desired; but
he delivered Jesus to their will. And after that MW. 27.
they had mocked him, they took the robe off 31

from him, and put his own raiment on him,
* Is. 53.7. k and led him away to crucify him.
137. Judas repents, and destroys himself.

M". 27. THEN Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have 4 sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see

thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of 5 a 2 Sam. silver in the temple, a and departed, and went

and hanged himself. And the chief priests took 6
the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for
to put them into the treasury, because it is the
price of blood. And they took counsel, and 7
bought with them the potter's field, to bury

strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, 8 Acts 1. The field of blood, unto this day. Then was 9

fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the « Zech. 11. prophet, saying, “And ? they took the thirty 12, 13.

pieces of silver, the price of him that was
valued, whom they of the children of Israel did
value; and gave them for the potter's field, as 10
the Lord appointed me.

17. 23. Acts 1. 18.

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138. Christ is led away to be crucified. L.23.26 AND as they led him away, they laid hold A. D. 33. Mk. 15. upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, who passed by,

21 coming out of the country, the father of AlexL. 23. ander and Rufus, and on him they laid the 26, 27 cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. And

there followed him a great company of people,

and of women, which also bewailed and lament28 ed him. But Jesus turning unto them said,

Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but

weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29 “ For, behold, the days are coming, in the which

they shall say, Blessed are the barren, and the “ wombs that never bare, and the paps which

never gave suck. a Then shall they begin to 4 Is. 2. 19.

say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the Rev. 6.16. 31 “ hills, Cover us. For if they do these things & 9. 6.

“? in a green tree, what shall be done in the 31. Jer.25. 32 “ dry?” And there were also two other, male-29. Ezek.

33 factors, led with him to be put to death. And & 21.3, 4. M". 27. when they were come unto a place called Gol- 1 Pet.4.17

. 33, 34 gotha, that is to say, a place of a skull, they a Ps.69.21.

gave him vinegar to drink mingled with 'gall :
and when he had tasted thereof, he would not
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139. The crucifixion.

M". 27. And the soldiers crucified him, and took his

35 garments, and made four parts, to every sol

J. 19.23 dier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, 24 Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose

it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, * Ps.22. 18. which saith, * They parted my raiment among

them, and for my vesture they did cast lots.
These things therefore the soldiers did. And 19
Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross.
And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZA-
RETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This 20
title then read many of the Jews: for the place
where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city :
and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and
Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews 21
to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews;
but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate 22
answered, What I have written I have written.
And it was the third hour, and they crucified Mk. 15.
him. And with him they crucify two : thieves ; 25, 27
the one on his right hand, and the other on his

left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, 28 Is. 53. 12. And he was numbered with the transgressors. • Acts 7. Then said Jesus, “ Father, “forgive them; for L. 23.

“ d they know not what they do.” And they 34 4 Acts 3. parted his raiment, and cast lots. And the 35 17. • P8.22.17. people stood beholding. And they that passed MW. 27. Zech. 12. by reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying, 39, 40

Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest & 109.25. it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the

Son of God, come down from the cross. Like-41
wise also the chief priests mocking him, with
the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; 42
himself he cannot save. If he be the King of
Israel, let him now come down from the cross,

60.
1 Cor. 4.12.

10. f Ps. 22.7.

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The crucifixion.

197 M". 27. and we will believe him. He trusted in God; A.D. 33.

43 let him deliver him now, if he will have him : 8 Ps. 22. 8. L. 23. for he said, I am the Son of God. And the

36 soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and
37 offering him vinegar, and saying, If thou be the
39 king of the Jews, save thyself. And one of the

malefactors which were hanged railed on him,

saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying,

Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the 41 same condemnation ? and we indeed justly; for

we receive the due reward of our deeds: but 42 this man hath done nothing amiss. And he

said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou 43 comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto

him, “ Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou J. 19.“ be with me in paradise.” Now there stood by 25 the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's

sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary 26 Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his

mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he

loved, he saith unto his mother, “ Woman, be27 “ hold thy son!” Then saith he to the disciple,

“ Behold thy mother!" And from that hour that

disciple took her unto his own home. M". 27. Now from the sixth hour there was dark- h Amos 8. 45, 46 ness over all the land unto the ninth hour. And 9.

about the ninth hour i Jesus cried with a loud Heb. 5. 7. voice, saying, “ Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ?” that

is to say, “k My God, my God, why hast thou * Ps. 22. 1. 47 “ forsaken me?” Some of them that stood there,

when they heard that, said, This man calleth for J. 19. 28 Elias. After this, Jesus knowing that all things

were now accomplished, that the scripture 'Ps. 69.21.

29 might be fulfilled, saith, “I thirst.” Now there M". 27. was set a vessel full of vinegar: and straight

48 way one of them ran, and took a spunge, mand Ps. 69.

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filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and 49 gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.

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A. D. 33. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud M". 27. * Ps. 31. 5. voice, said, “ It is finished; "Father, into thy 50 1 Pet.2.23. « hands I commend my spirit :” and having J. 19.30

said thus, he bowed his head, and gave up the L. 23.46 ghost.

J. 19.30 140. Death and burial of Christ. The holy sepulchre.

M". 27. And, behold, " the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the 52 graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the 53 graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when 54 the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and that Mk. 15. he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, they 39 feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son M". 27. of God. And all the people that came together 54 to that sight, beholding the things which were L. 23.48 done, smote their breasts, and returned.

ÞAnd all his acquaintance, and the women, 49 stood afar off, beholding these things, among M". 27. which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the 56 mother of James and Joses, and the mother of 55 Zebedee's children, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: and many other Mk. 15. women which came up with him unto Jeru- 41 salem.

The Jews therefore, because it was the pre-J. 19. · Deut. 21. paration, that the bodies should not remain 31

upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that
sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate
that their legs might be broken, and that they
might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, 32
and brake the legs of the first, and of the other
which was crucified with him. But when they 33
came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead al-
ready, they brake not his legs: but one of the 34

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