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that the waves thereof are still. Then are they glad because they be quiet ; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.”

Rev. xx. 13. “And the sea gave up the dead which were in it." 9. A rich man.

Ps. xlix. 6, 7. “They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches ; none of them can by any means redeem his brother, nor give to God a ransom for him.''

Job xxix. 18. “ Then I said, I shall die in my nest, and I shall multiply my days as the sand."

Luke xii. 20. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee : then whose shall those things be which thou hast provided ?”

“Man,” says the Talmud, “is born with his hands clenched, he dies with his hands wide open. Entering life, he desires to grasp everything; leaving the world, all

that he possessed has slipped away.” 10. A poor man.

Luke xvi. 22. “ And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom.' II. A repentant criminal.

Luke xxiii. 43. “And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.”

12. A careless person.

Job xiv. 10. “ But man dieth and wasteth away : yea, man giveth up the ghost, and where is he?"

13. A witty man. Ecc. vii. 3.

“Sorrow is better than laughter : for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.” 14. A fearsome death,

Job iv. 15. “Then a spirit passed before my face ; the hair of my flesh stood up.” 15. A sporting man.

Job ix. 25. My days are swifter than a post.'

Rev. vi. 8. And I looked, and behold a pale horse : and his name that sat on him was Death.”

Prov. xvi. 33. “The lot is cast into the lap, but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.” 16. For a time of pestilence. Lam. ii. 21.

'The young and the old lie on the ground in the streets : my virgins and my young men are fallen by the sword ; thou hast slain them in the day of thine anger ; thou hast killed, and not pitied.”

Cf. Ex. xii. 30.

VIII. THE BURIAL or OUR LORD.

[Condensed from Townsend's Arrangement of the New Tes. tament. ]

And after this, when the even was come, because it was the Preparation that is the day before the Sabbath), there came a rich man of Arimathæa, a city of the Jews, named Joseph, an honorable counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just; who also himself waited for the Kingdom of God; being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews (the same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them); this man came, and went in

boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus ; and besought Pilate, that he might take away the body of Jesus.

And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead; and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead ? And when he knew it of the centurion, Pilate gave him leave ; and commanded the body to be delivered to Joseph.

And he bought fine linen, and he came, therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth ; and there came also Nicodemus (which at the first came to Jesus by night), and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight.

Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in clean linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulchre, and (Joseph) laid the body in [this] his own new tomb which he had hewn out in the rock, wherein was never man yet laid. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

And Mary Magdalene and Mary, the mother of Joses, beheld where he was laid. And the women also which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.

And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments ; and rested the Sabbath day, according to the commandment.

In the end of the Sabbath, very early in the morning, the first day of the week, while it was yet dark, as it began to dawn came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary unto the sepulchre.

And behold! there had been a great earthquake ; for the Angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning and his raiment white as snow, and for fear of him the keepers did shake and became as dead men. And many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city and appeared

unto many.

of the sun,

And [the women) said among themselves, at the rising

“Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre ?”' for it was very great. And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away from the sepulchre.

And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. [But] the angel answered and said unto the women,

- Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified; he is not here ; for he is risen.”

And they went out quickly from the sepulchre, with fear; neither said they anything to any man, [but] with great joy did run to bring his disciples word.

Peter therefore went forth and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they both ran together; and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down and looking in saw the linen clothes lying ; yet went not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him and went into the sepulchre and seeth the linen clothes lie, and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also

that other disciple and he saw and believed ; for as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

But Mary stood without, at the sepulchre, weeping.

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IX. THE RESURRECTION, Christ's Own Words

(from John).. John xiv. 1-3. “Let not your heart be troubled : ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions ; if it were not so, I would have told you.

I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself ; that where I am, there ye may be also.”

John xi. 25, 26. "I am the resurrection and the life : he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live : and whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.”

John v. 25. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God : and they that hear shall live.

John v. 28, 29. “: Marvel not at this : for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth ; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life ; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.”

John vi. 40. “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on

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