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nour took Jesus into the come to the hall, called Pretorium ;
mon hall, and gathered unto and they called together the
him the whole band of coulo whole band.

28 And they stripped him, And they cloched him and puc on him a scarlet robe. with purple, and placced a

29 And when they had crown of thorns, and put it placted a crown of thorns, about his head, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand : * and bowing their knees worand they bowed the knee be shipped him. fore him, and mocked him, lay 18 And began to falute him, ing, Hail king of the Jews. Hail king of the Jews.

30 And they (pic upon him, 19 And they Imore him on and took the reed, and smote the head with a reed, and did him on the head.

spic upon him. * 31 And after that they had 20 And when they had mocked him, they took the mocked him, they took off robe off from him, and put the purple from him, and puc his own raiment on him, and his own clothes on him, and led him away to crucify him. led him out to crucify him.

3 Then Judas which had a betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirry pices of silver to the chief priests and elders,

4 Saying, I have finned, in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said,

Common Hall, and began to mock and deride him in the same manner as they had done before, clothing him with the Purple Robe, and putting the Crown of thorns on his Head, and a Reed for a Sceptre into his Hand. Having thus disguis'd him, they bow'd their Knees before him, and faluted him with Hail King of the Jews? After they had thus for a while ignominiqully scoff?d at him, they took the Purple Robe off, and the Reed out of his Hand, with which they struck him; and having cloth'd him with his own Garments, they led him out to the Place appoint, ed for his Crucifixion.

Now Judas, who perhaps never thought things would have bin push'd on to that extremity, perceiving Pilat had condemn'd his Master, touch'd with remorse at the villany he had committed, and to give a public demonftration of it, retarn'd to the Sanhedrin with the 30 Shekels he had received according to his Bargain, fay: ing, I have sinu'd in that I have betray'd my innocent Mafter. Bat they, as whol

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Alts, CHAP. I What is that to us? see thou to that.

s And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

* and falling headlong, he burst asunder in the midit,,

and all his bowels gushed out. 6 And the chief priests took 'the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the

18 Now this man purchased potters field to bury stran

a field with the reward of:
iniquicy ; *

19 And it was known unco.

all the dwellers at Jerusalem ; 8. Wherefore that field was

insomuch as that field is called called, The field of blood to

in their proper congue, Acel. this day.

dama, that is to say, The fieldii

of blood. 9 (Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of filver, the price of him thac was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value:

10 And gave them for the potters field, as the Lord apa pointed me.) ly unconcernd, and no way partaking of the Crime, replied, That's nothing to us, do thou look to it. Judas then throwing down the Mony in the middle of the Temple, went out and hang d himself; and the Rope_breaking, by his fall to the ground he burst, and all his Bowels guld out. The Chief Priests fecurdi the Mony ; but looking on it as polluted, having bin employ'd for betraying a man that was to suffer death, they would not put it in the Treasury, but with it bought the Potters Field for a burying Place for Strangers that should die at Jers. Falem. And this was so notorious to all the inhabitants of that City, that from thence that Field was call'd in their Language Hakeldama, which signifies the Field of Blood. Thus happend to him something like what we read in the Prophecy of Zechariah, chap. 11. 12. where he is said to receive the 30 Pieces of Silver, the Price he was valued at by the Fems, and to cast it out to the Potter.


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17 And he bearing his cross, went forch into a place called the place of a scull, which is called in the Hebrew,

Golgotha. 32

And as they came 21 And they com 26 And as they ledo
olic, they found a man pel one Simon a Cyre him away, they laid
of Cyrene, Simon by nian, who passed by, hold upon one Simon
name : him they com- coniing out of the a Cyrenian, coming out
pelled to bear his cross. country, the father of the country, and on

of Alexander and Ru- him they laid the cross,
fus, to bear his cross. that he might bear it

after Jesus.

27 And there followed him a great company of people, and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him.

28 But Jesus curning unto them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me,


Jesus is led out to the Place of Execution. He is crucified between two Robbers,

the one of which repents, and is by Jesus rewarded with a Promise of the enjoyment of Paradise

. The Words of Jesus while be bung on the Cross. His Deatb, and the Miracles which preceded and followed it. The Opinion of the Centurion and others concerning Jesus. His Burial.

Now, Toftes bearing his Cross, was led forth to the Place call'd the place of a

Scull, in the Hebrew Golgotha : but being unable to support the weight of it by reason of the continued Fatigue he had endur'd all night and that day, the Soldiers compeld one Simon a Cyrenian, who by chance was returning that way home out of the Country, the Father of Alexander and Rufus, two Persons weú known in their Country, to carry the Cross for him. In the mean time a great multitude of all sorts of People were gather'd together, who follow'd him (as is usual on such occasions) to be Spectators of the Tragedy that was to be acted among them were several Women belonging to Jerusalem, who greatly bemoard his misfortune. But Jefus turning about to them; Do not lament my death, said


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but weep for your
selves, and for your

29 For behold, the
days are coming, in
the which chey shall
fay, Elefled are the
barren, and the wombs
that never bare, and
the paps which never
gave luck.

30 Then Thall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and co the hills, Cover us.

31 For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

32 And there were also two other malefactors led with him to

be put to death. 33 And when they 22 And they bring 33 And when they were come to a place him unto the place were come to the place called Golgotha, that Golgotha, which is, which is calied Calis to say, a place of a being interpreted, The vary, scull,

place of a scull. 34 They gave him 23 And they gave vinegar to drink, min- him to drink, wine gled with gall and mingled with myrrh :

he, but the calamities that shall befal you and your Children : For the time approaches in which Jerusalem shall be reduc'd to so great Straits, that those Women only. Thall be judg’d happy who are barren, and have no Children to take care of. At that time, the Inhabitants of Jerusalem shall be driven to such despair, that they shall wish for the Hills and Mountains that are within their Walls to cover them, rather than fall into the Power of their Enemies. For if the Jews, who are now quiet and submissive under the Roman Government, are yet so severely as'd by their Governors, what severe Vengeance will

they execute against them when they shall have broke out into open Rebellion ?

There were also led together with Jesus two Malefactors to be crucified. Being arriv'd at the place appointed for the execution, the Crosses being fixt, and all things ready, the Soldiers offer'd Jesus a drink made of Vinegar and Myrrh ; Y yy




Joun. CHA P. XXVII. CHAP. XV. CHA P. XXIH. CHA P. XIX. when he had tasted but he received it nor. : thereof, he would not drink. 35 And they cruci

24 And when they there they cruci 18 Where they CTHfied him, and parced had crucified him, they fied him,

cified him. * his garments, parted his garments, 34

* And they

23 Then the soulcafting lots upon them, parted his raiment, diers, when they had what every man should

crucified Jesus, cook

his garments (and
made four parts, to
every souldier a part)
and also his coat: now
the coat was without
seam, woven from the
top throughout.

24 They said there-
fore among themselves,

Let us not rent it, but cafting lots :

and cast lots. cast locs for it, whose that it might be ful

0 it shall be : that the filled which was spoken

fcripture might be fulby the prophet, They

filled, . which faith, parted my garments

They parted my raiamong them, and up

ment among them, on my vesure did

and for my vesturc they cart lots.

they did cast lors..
These things therefore.

the fouldiers did.
36 And ficting down,
they watched him
there :

19 Aod Pilate wrote: 37 And set up over 26 And the super 38 And a super- a title, and put it on his head, liis accufation fcriprica of his accu- fcription was also the cross. And che written,

fation was written over, written over him writing was,

of which having tasted, he refus'd to drink. ., Afterwards having stripp'd him na-
ked, and divided his Clathes into four parts, so that each of the Quaternion who
were his Executioners might have a lhiare, they faltned him to the Cross. But
the Coat which was all of a piece, and without feam, they cast. Lots for ; by
wbich that truly befel Fesus, which David spoke figurately concerning himself,
P/. 22. 9. They divided my Garments among them, and caft Lots for my Veftucre.
Now the soldiers, after they had crucified those who were condemn'd, fat by the
Crosses to guard them, left their Friends should attempt their Rescue.
Upon the top of the Cross on which Jefus hung, there was an Inscription by


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