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the cock-crowing, or in the morning : lest coming suddenly, he find 36 you sleeping. And what I say unto you, I say unto all, Watch. 37

The rulers consult AFTER two days was the feast of the passover, and 14 how they may kill of unleavened bread : and the chief priests and the scribes,

Luke xxii. 1. 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 2 the people.

AND being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, 3 by Mary. Matt. as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabasterxxvi. 6. John xi. 1. box of ointment of spikenard, very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. And there were some that had in- 4 dignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made ? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred 5 pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her. And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her ? she hath 6 wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good : but me ye have not always. She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to 8 anoint my body to the burying. Verily, I say unto you, Wheresoever 9 this gospel shall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be spoken of, for a memorial of her.

AND Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the 10 Judas becomes a traitor. Matt. xxvi. chief priests, to betray him unto them. And when they 11

14. Luke Ixil. 3. heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him. Christ directs two of AND the first day of unleavened bread, when they 12

his disciples to pre killed the passover, his disciples said unto him, Where Matt. xxvi. 17. Luke wilt thou that we go and prepare, that thou mayest eat

xxll. 7. the passover? And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, 13 and saith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall meet you a man bearing a pitcher of water : follow him. And wheresoever he shall go 14 in, say ye to the good man of the house, The Master saith, Where is the guest-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my disciples ? And 15 he will show you a large upper room furnished and prepared : there make ready for us. And his disciples went forth, and came into the 16 city, and found as he had said unto them : and they made ready the passover.

Christ partakes of 'And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. 'And 17 xxv. 20. Luke xxii: as they sat, and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you,

14. John xiii. 1. One of you which eateth with me, shall betray me. And 19 they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I ? and another said, Is it I ? And he answered and said unto them, It is one of 20 the twelve that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed 21 goeth, as it is written of him : but wo to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed ! good were it for that man if he had never been born!

He institutes the AND as they did eat, Jesus took bread, and blessed, and 22 Matt. xxvi. 28. Luke brake it, and gave to them, and said, Take, eat: this is

xxii. 19. my body. And he took the cup, and when he had given 23 thanks, he gave it to them: and they all drank of it. And he said unto 24 them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many. Verily, I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until 25 that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.

As he goes to the AND when they had sung a hymn, they went out into 26 mount of Olives, he the mount of Olives. And Jesus saith unto them, All ye 27 predicts Peter's fall. Matt. xxvi. 30. Luke shall be offended because of me this night: for it is

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be scattered.” But after that I am risen, I will go before you into 28 Galilee. But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet 29 will not I. And Jesus saith unto him, Verily, I say unto thee, That this 30 day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I 31 will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.

His agony in the AND they came to a place which was named Gethsemane; 32 garden, Matt: xxv. and he saith to his disciples, Sit ye here, while I shall

John xviii. 1. pray. And he taketh with him Peter, and James, and 33 John, and began to be sore amazed, and to be very heavy; and saith unto 34 them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed 35 that, if it were possible, the hour might pass from him. And he said, 36 Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me : nevertheless, not what I will, but what thou wilt. And he cometh, 37 and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou ? couldest not thou watch one hour? Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter 38 into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak. ! And 39 again he went away, and prayed, and spake the same words. And when 40 he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy ;) neither wist they what to answer him. And he cometh the third time, 41 and saith unto them, Sleep on now, and take your rest: it is enough, the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sin.. ners. Rise up, let us go ; lo, he that betrayeth me is at hand. He is apprehended. And immediately while he yet spake, cometh Judas, one 43 The resistance of of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords 47. Luke xxii. 47. and staves, from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the

John xviii. 3. elders. And he that betrayed him, had given them a 44 token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he; take him, and lead him away safely. And as soon as he was come, he goeth straight- 45 way to him, and saith, Master, Master ; and kissed him. And they laid 46 their hands on him, and took him. And one of them that stood by drew 47 a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And 48 Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out as against a thief,

ple, teaching, and ye took me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled. "And they all forsook him, and fled. 'And there followed him a certain 50 young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him. And he left the linen cloth, and fled from 52 them naked.

After being led to AND they led Jesus away to the high priest : and 53 the high priest, he is brought before the

hee with him were assembled all the chief priests, and the el. Sanhedrim, and there ders, and the scribes. And Peter followed him afar off, 54 condemned. Matt. xxvii. 1. Luke xxii. even into the palace of the high priest : and he sat with 66.

the servants, and warmed himself at the fire. And the 55 chief priests, and all the council, sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death; and found none : for many bare false witness against 56 him, but their witness agreed not together. And there arose certain, 57 and bare false witness against him, saying, 'We heard him say, I will 58 destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands. But neither so did their witness 59 agree together. And the high priest stood up in the midst, and asked 60. Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee? But he held his peace, and answered nothing. Again 61 the high priest asked him, and said unto him, Art thou the Christ, the

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Son of the Blessed ? And Jesus said, I am : and ye shall see the Son 62 of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. Then the high priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we 63 any further witness? Ye have heard the blasphemy: what think ye? 64 And they all condemned him to be guilty of death. And some be- 65 gan to spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy: and the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands. . Peter thrice denies And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh 66 Tvi. 166. Luke avi. one of the maids of the high priest : and when she saw 67 56. John xvii. 17. Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth. But he denied, saying, I 68 know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch ; and the cock crew.

AND a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, 69 This is one of them. And he denied it again.

70 AND a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them : for thou art a Galilean, and thy speech agreeth thereto. But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of 71 whom ye speak. "And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called 72 to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

AND straightway in the morning the chief priests held 15 Christ is accused before Pilate, and by a consultation with the elders and scribes, and the whole cent. Matt. xxvii. 2.

2. council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and deLuke xxiii. 1. John livered him to Pilate, And Pilate asked him, Art thou ? xviii. 28.

20. the King of the Jews ? And he answering, said unto him, Thou sayest it. And the chief priests accused him of many things : but 3 he answered nothing. And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest 4 thou nothing ? behold how many things they witness against thee. But 5 Jesus yet answered nothing ; so that Pilate marvelled. Now at that 6 feast he released unto them one prisoner, whomsoever they desired. And 7 there was one named Barabbas, which lay bound with them that had made insurrection with him, who had committed murder in the insurrection. And the multitude crying aloud, began to desire him to do as he had ever 8 done unto them. But Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I re- 9 lease unto you the King of the Jews? (For he knew that the chief 10 priests had delivered him for envy.) But the chief priests moved the 11 people that he should rather release Barabbas unto them. And Pilate 12 answered, and said again unto them, What will ye then that I shall do : unto him whom ye call the King of the Jews? And they cried out again, 13

Crucify him. Then Pilate said unto them, Why, what evil hath he done! 14 · And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crucify him! And so Pilate, 15 willing to content the people, released Barabbas unto them, and delivered Jesus, when he had scourged him, to be crucified. And the soldiers led 16 him away into the hall, called Pretorium ; and they called together the whole band; and they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of 17 thorns, and put it about his head, ' and began to salute him, Hail, King 18 of the Jews! And they smote him on the head with a reed, and did spit 19 upon him, and bowing their knees, worshipped him. And when they had 20 mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. Christ is crucified. AND they compel one Simon, a Cyrenian, who 21 Matt. xxvii. 32. Luke xxiii. 26. passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alex

ander and Rufus, to bear his cross. And they bring him 22

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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 23 received it not. And when they had crucified him, they parted his gar- 24 ments, casting lots upon them, what every man should take. And it was 25 the third hour, and they crucified him. And the superscription of his 26 accusation was written over : THE KING OF THE JEWS.' And with him 27 they crucify two thieves, the one on his right hand, and the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, “ And he was num- 28 bered with the transgressors." He is reviled on the

he AND they that passed by, railed on him, wagging their 29 cross. Matt. xxvii. heads, and saying, Ah, thou that destroyest the temple,

e XXI. 35. and buildest it in three days, ' save thyself, and come down 30 from the cross.. Likewise also the chief priests, mocking, said among 31 themselves with the scribes, He saved others; himself he cannot save! Let Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may 32 see and believe. And they that were crucified with him, reviled him. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole 33 land, until the ninth hour. And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud 34 voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani! (which is, being interpreted, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?) And some of them that 35 stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold he calleth Elias. And one 36 ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone ; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.

Christ's death. AND Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the 37
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John xix. 30. the top to the bottom. And when the centurion which 39 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! There were also women 40 looking on afar off, among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less, and of Joses, and Salome ; who also, when he 41 was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him; and many other. women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.

He is buried. And now, when the even was come, (because it was the 42 Malta www: 507 preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,) 'Joseph 43

John xix. 38. of Arimathea, an honorable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead : and 44 calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to 45 Joseph. And he bought fine linen, and took him down, and wrapped 46 him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre. And Mary Mag. 47 dalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid., The resurrection of

nor AND when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and 16 Christ, and its at- Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet

tendant circum stances. Matt. xxviii. spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very 2 1. Luke xxiii. 55, early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came

sede unto the sepulchre, at the rising of the sun : and they said 3 among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre ? (and when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled 4 away,) for it was very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw 5 a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted : 6 ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified : he is risen ; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, tell his 7.

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disciples and Peter, that he goeth before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you. And they went out quickly, and fled from 8 the sepulchre ; for they trembled, and were amazed : neither said they any thing to any man; for they were afraid.

Now, when Jesus was risen.early, the first day of the week, he ap- 9 peared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned 10 and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had 11 been seen of her, believed not.

AFTER that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they 12 walked, and went into the country. And they went and told it unto the 13 residue : neither believed they them.

AFTERWARD he appeared unto the eleven, as they sat at meat, and up- 14 braided them with their unbelief, and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.

Christ re-commig- And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and 15
sions his Apostles. preach the gospel to every creature. He that believeth 16
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shall be damned. And these signs shall follow them that 17 believe : In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues ; 'they shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly 18 thing, it shall not hurt them ; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover. So then, after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was 19 received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they 20 went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.



Dedication to

FORASMUCH as many have taken in hand to set forth in order 1 Theophilus.

. a declaration of those things which are most surely believed among

us, 'eyen as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning 2 were eye-witnesses, and ministers of the word; it seemed good to me also, having 3 had perfect understanding of all things from the very first, to write unto thee in order, most excellent Theophilus, 'that thou mightest know the certainty of those things 4 wherein thou hast been instructed. The birth of John

U R was in the days of Herod the king of Ju- 5 the Baptist an- dea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of nounced.

Abia ; and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. And they were both righteous before God, 6 walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the LORD blameless. And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren; and they 7 both were now well stricken in years. And it came to pass, that, while 8 he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, ' according to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn in- 9 cense when he went into the temple of the LORD. And the whole 10 multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of incense. And there appeared unto him an angel of the LORD, standing on the 11 right side of the altar of incense. And when Zacharias saw him, he was 12 troubled, and fear fell upon him. But the angel said unto him, Fear not, 13 Zacharias : for thy prayer is heard ; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. And thou shalt have joy 14 and gladness, and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great 15

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