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SECT. IX.

CH. 15.

But they cried the more vehemently, Crucify him. 15 Tien Pilate, desirous to gratify the crowd, released

Barabbas to them, and having caused Jesus to be

scourged, delivered him up to be crucified. 16 And the soldiers brought him into the hall called Mat. 27; 27.

Jo. 19; 1: 17 pretorium 39, where having convened all the band, 18 they arrayed him in purple, and crowned him with

a wreath of thorns, and saluted him, saying, Hail, 19 king of the Jews! Then they struck him on the

head with a reed, and spat upon him, and paid him 20 homage on their knees. And when they had mocked

him, they stripped him of the purple, and dressed him in his own clothes, and took him away to be

crucified. 21 And they constrained one Simon a Cyrenian, who Mat. 27; 32

passed by, in coming from the country, the father & 33 22 of Alexander and Rufus, to carry the cross. And Jo. 19; 17.

they brought him to Golgotha, that is to say, the 23 place of sculls, where they gave him wine to drink,

mingled with myrrh, which he would not receive. 24 When they had nailed him to the cross, they parted Jo. 19; 23.

his garments, dividing by lot what every man 25 should take. Now it was the third hour 31 when 26 they nailed him to the cross. And the inscription,

bearing the cause of his death, was in these words, 27 THE KING OF THE JEWS: They likewise

crucified two robbers with him, one at his right 28 hand, the other at his left. And that Scripture

Lu. 23; 26,

36 The governor's palace, or hall of audience.

37 Nine in the morning.

CH. 15.

SECT. IX.

Lu. 23; 35:

Lu. 23; 44.
Ps. 22; 1:

Is. 53; 12. was fulfilled, which saith, He was ranked among

malefactors.Mat. 27; 39 29 Meantime they who passed by reviled him, shak

ing their heads, and saying, Ah! thou who demo

lishest the temple, and rebuildest it in three days; 30 save thyself, and come down from the cross. 31 The chief priests likewise, with the scribes, derid

ing him, said among themselves, He saved others; 32 cannot he save himself? Let the Messiah, the king

of Israel, descend now from the cross, that we may see and believe. Even those who were cruci

fied with him, reproached him. Mat. 27; 45. 33 Now from the sixth hour 38 until the ninth 39,

34 darkness covered all the land. At the ninth hour

Jesus cried aloud, saying, Eloi, eloi, lamma sabachthani ? which signifieth, My God, my God,

why hast thou forsaken me?Some who were present, hearing this, said, Hark! he calleth Eli36 jah. One at the same time ran and dipped a spunge

in vinegar, and having fastened it to a stick, pre. sented it to him to drink, saying, Let alone, we

shall see whether Elijah will come to take him 37 down. And Jesus sending forth a loud cry, ex

pired. Mat. 27; 51: 38 Then was the veil of the temple rent in two, from Lu, 23; 45.

39 top to bottom. And the centurion who stood over

against him, observing that he expired with so loud

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38 Twelve noon. 39 Three afternoon.

40 Three afternoon,

SECT. X.

CH. 15.

a cry, said, Surely, this man was the Son of a

God. 40 There were women also looking on at a distance, Mat.27; 55

amongst whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary Lu. 8; -2. 41 the mother of James the younger, and of Joses and

Salome (these had followed him, and served him,
when he was in Galilee,) and several others who
came with him to Jerusalem.

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42 WHEN it was evening (because it was the prepa- Mat. 27; 57 43 ration that is, the eve of the Sabbath), Joseph Jo: 19; 38.

of Arimathea, an honourable senator, who himself

also expected the reign of God, taking courage, re44 paired to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Pi.

late, amazed that he was so soon dead, sent for the

centurion, and asked him whether Jesus had been 45 dead any time. And being informed by the centu46 rion, he granted the body to Joseph; who having

bought linen, and taken Jesus down, wrapped him
in the linen, and laid him in a monument, hewn

out of the rock, and rolled a stone to the entrance. 47 Now Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of

Joses saw where he was laid.

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CH. 16.

SECT. X.

Lu. 24; 1
Jo. 20; 1

Mat. 28; 1: XVI. WHEN the Sabbath was past, Mary Magda

lene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, 2 bought spices, that they might embalm Jesus. And

early in the morning, the first day of the week *}, 3 they came to the monument about sunrise. And

they said among themselves, Who will roll away

the stone for us from the entrance of the monu4 ment ? (for it was very large.) But when they

looked, they saw that the stone had been rolled away., 5 Then entering the monument, they beheld a youth

sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe, and 6 they were frightened. But he said to them, Be not

frightened; ye seek Jesus the Nazarene, who was

crucified. He is risen: he is not here : behold the 7 place where they laid him. But go, say to his disciples, and to Peter, 'He is gone before you to

Galilee ; where ye shall see him, as he told you. 8 The women then getting out, fled from the monu

ment, seized with trembling and consternation;

but said nothing to any one, they were so terrified. Jo. 20; 14. 9 Jesus having arisen early the first day of the

week, appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of 10 whom he had cast seuen demons. She went and

informed those who had attended him, who were in 11 affliction and tears. But when they heard that he

was alive, and had been seen by her, they did not

believe it. Lü. 24; 13. 12 Afterwards, he appeared in another form to two

of them, as they travelled on foot into the country.

43 Sunday.

SECT. X.

CH. 16,

13 These being returned, acquainted the other dis

ciples, but neither did they believe them. 14 At length he appeared to the eleven, as they were Lu. 24; 36

eating, and reproached them with their incredulity Mat. 28; 19.

and obstinacy in disbelieving those who had seen 15 him after his resurrection. And he said unto them,

Go throughout all the world, proclaim the good 16 tidings to the whole creation. He who shall be.

lieve, and be baptized, shall be saved; but he who 17 will not believe shall be condemned. And these

miraculous powers shall attend the believers. In 18 my name they shall expel demons. They shall acts,16; 18.

speak languages unknown to them before. They & 10; 46. shall handle serpents (with safety]. And if they Acts, 28; 5. drink poison, it shall not hurt them. They shall cure the sick, by laying their hands upon them.

Acts, 2; 4.

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19 NOW, after the Lord had spoken to them, he Lu. 24; 51.

was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the 20 right hand of God. As for them, they went out Heb. 2; 4.

and proclaimed the tidings every where, the Lord co-operating with them, and confirming their doctrine by the miracles wherewith it was accom. panied

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