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to the hall, called Pretorium;
17 And chey clothed him
* and bowing their knees wor-
18 And began to salute him,
19 And they smote him on the head wich a reed, and did spit upon him. *
20 And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.
nout took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of (oulaiers.
28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.
29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: -and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked hini,faying, Hail king of the Jews.
go And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
a 1 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
a Then Judas which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pices of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4 Saying, I have sinned, in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they skid,
Common Hall, and began to mock and deride him in the fame manner as they had ■done before, clothing him with the Purple Robe, and putting the Crown of thorns on his Head, and a Reed fora Sceptre into his Hand. Having thus difguis'd him. they bow'd their Knees before him, and saluted him with Hail King of the Jew ■ After they had thus for a while ignominioufly scoff'd at him, they took the Purpie Robe off, and the Reed out of his Hand, with which they struck him; and slaving cloth'd him with his own Garments, they led him out to the Place appointed for his Crucifixion.
Mow Judas, who perhaps never thought things would have bin pushes on to that extremity, perceiving Pilot had condemn'd his Master, touch'd with, remorse at the villany he had committed, and to give a public demonstration of it, retam'd to rhe Sanhedrim with the 30 Shekels he had received according to his Bargain, siying, I have sinn'd in that I have betray'd my innocent Master. But thev, as whol
18 Now this man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; *
19 And it was known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is called■• in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to fay, The .field. of blood.
p (Then was fulfilled that «£j which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silvet, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value:
10 And gave them for the porters 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 gusli'd out. The Chief Priests secur'dthe 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 Jerusalem. And this was so notorious to all the Inhabitants of that City, that from thence that Field was call'd in their Language Haktldama, which signifies the Field of Blood. Thus happen'd to him something like what we read in the Prophecy of Zechariah, chap. It. 12. where he is said to receive the jo Pieces of Silver, the Price he was valued at by the Jem, and to cast it out totbe Potter.
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l£|= 17 And he bearing
26 And as they led -^X
a Cyrenian, coming out
27 And there fol-
28 But Jesus turning unto them, laid, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me,
Tesus K led out to the Place of Execution. He is crucified between two Robbers^ the one of which resents, and'us by Jesus rewarded with a Promise of the enjoyment of Paradise. The Words of Jesus while he hung on the Cross. His Death and the Miracles which preceded and followed it. The Opinion of the Centurion and others concerning Jesus. H'vs Burial.
NO W Jefut 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 compel'd one Simon a Cyrenian, who by chance was returning that wayhome 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 forts of People were gather'd together, who follow'd him (as a 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 bemoan'a his misfortune. But Jtfm turning about to them? Do not lament my death, soid
but weep for your
29 For behold, the
30 Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to 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 were come to the place which is called Calvary,
he, but the calamities that (hall befal you and your Children: For the time ap* proaches in which Jerusalem (hall be reduc'dto so great Straits, that those Women only (hall be judg'd happy who are barren, and have no Children to take care of. At that time, the Inhabitants of Jerusalem fliall be driven to such despair, that they fliall wilh 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 ns'd by their Governors, what severe Vengeance will they execute against them when they fliall 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;
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whcn he had tasted but he received it not. .
thtretf, he would not
3$ And they cruci- 24 And when they there they cruci- 18 Where they cra
fted him, and parted had crucified him, they fied him, cisied him. *
his garments,. parted his garments, 3+ * And they 23 Then the foul
casting lots upon them, parted his raiment, diers, when they had what every man should crucified Jesus, took
rake. his garments (and
)sjf fCr1: K?3 made four parts, to
every souldier a part) and also hit coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
24 They laid therefore among themselves, Let us not rent it, but: casting lots^ :- and cast lots. a(i jots for -% whose
that it might be ful- ^~* *^3 - tCT it sliaU .be: that the
filled which was spoken scripture might be ful
by the propher, They filled, which faith, .
parted my garments . They parted my rai
amang them, and up- ment among them,
on my vesture did • and-for my vesture
they cast Jots. "~ they did cast lots.
These things therefore.
the Ibuldiers did.
36 And fitting down, *£j J «=£$ «^j they watched him
. . . 19 And Pilate wrote.
37 And set up over 26 And the super- ' 38 And a super- a title, and put it on hisiiead,hisacaisacii>n.scriptr:a'Of his.accu- scription was also the cross. And the. written,. sitioa was written over, writcen over him writing was,
of.whlcbhayinatasted, he refus'd to drink. .Afterwards having stripped him naked, and divided his Cluihesinto four parts, so that each of the Quaternion wba were his Executioners might have a share, they fastned him to the Cross. But the Coat which was all of a piece, and .without, seam, they cast Lots for -, by. which thar truly beset Jisiis, which David spoke figurately concerning himself. FJ. 22. 9.- I hey divided my Garments among them, and cafi Lots far my Vesture •Now the Soldiers, after they had crucified those who were condemns, fctbv the Grosses to guard them, lest their Friends should attempt their Rescue. Upon the top of the Cross on which, Jesus hung, there, was an Inscription by