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nour took Jesus into the com- to the hall, called Pretorium :
mon hall, and gathered unto and they called together the
him the whole band of coule whole band.
aiers.

28 And they stripped him, 17 And they cloched him and puc on him a scarlet robe. wich purple, and placced a

29 And when they had crown of thorns, and put it platced a crown of thorns, about his head, they puc it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand : * and bowing their knees wor. and 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 spit upon him, 19 And they finore him on and cook the reed, and smote the head with a reed, and did him on the head.

(pic 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 put his own raiment on him, and his own cloches on him, and led him away to crucify him. led him out to crucify him.

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

4 Saying, I have sinned, in that I have betrayed the innocenc 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 bim, 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 ftruck 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 demonstration of it, return'd to the Sanhedrim with the 30 Shekels he had received according to his Bargain, faying, I have sinu'd in that i have betray'd my innocent Mafter. Bat they, as whol

, 33. of his Ministry, 4. 527 MATTHEW. , MARK. LUKE. John, снАР. XXVII.

А, СНАР. Т. What is that to us? see thou to that.

s And he cast down the pieces of filver 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 nor 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: gers in.

iniquity ; *

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 fields

of blood. 9 (Then was fulfilled chat 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 porrers field, as the Lord appointed me.) ly unconcern'd, 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 gulh d out. The Chief Priests fecur'da 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 Jerne 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 fignifies the Field of Blood. Thus happen'd to him fomething like what we read in the Prophecy of Zechariah, chap. 11. 12. where he is said to receive the 30 Pieces of Sil. ver, the Price he was valued at by the fers, and to cast it out to the Potter.

СНАР.

MATTHEW. MARK. LUKE. John. CHA P. XXVII. 1 CHAP. XV. CHAP. XXIII. II CHA P. XIX.

17 And he bearing his cross, went forch

into a place called the i place of a scull, which

is called in the Hebrew,

Golgotha. 32 And as they came 21 And they com- 26 And as they led out, 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- coming out of the a Cyrenian, coming out 15

pelled to bear his cross. country, the father of the country, and on e of Alexander and Ru- him they laid the crois,

so fus, to bear his cross. that he might bear it se

. after Jesus. o 27 And there fole

20° And there fol-oso b o

lowed him a great com157pany of people, and

of women, which allo

bewailed and lamented m etolohim.

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

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CH A P. LXIV.

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 enjoye ment of Paradise. The Words of Jesus while be hung on the Crofs. His Death, and the Miracles which preceded and followed it. The Opinion of the Centurion and others concerning Jesus. . His Burial.

N OW fesus 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 well 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 bemoand his misfortune. But Felus turning about to them ; Do not lament my death, said

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of Christ, 33. of his Ministry, 4. 529 MATTHEW. MARK.

LUKE.

JOHN. CHAP. XXVII. CHA P. XV. CHA P. XXIII.

but weep for your
selves, and for your
children.

29 For behold, the
days are coming, in
the which they shall
say, Eleffed are the
barren, and the wombs
that never bare, and
the paps which never
gave luck.

30 Then shall 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. 32 And when they 32 And they bring 33 And when they were come to a place him unto the place were come to the place called Golgotha, char Golgotha, which is, which is called Calis to say, a place of a being interpreted, The vary,

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 :

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