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Matthbw. Mark. Luke. John.

CHAP. XXVII. CHAP. XV. C H A P. XXHI. CHAP. XIX.

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Latin, and Hebrew, JESUS

THIS IS JESUS THIS IS OF NAZARETH

THE KING OE THE KING OF THE KING OF THE KING 0"F THE JEWS. THE JEWS. THE JEWS. THE JEWS.

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- read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city. And it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.

21 Then said the chief priests of the 'Jews to Pilate, Write not, The king of the Jews; but that he said, I am king of the Jews.

22 Pilate answered, What I have written, I hare written.

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third hour, and they
crucified him.

Pilot's Order, in Hebrew., Greek wad Latin, in these words: THIS IS J E-
SVS OF NAZARETH, THE KlNG OF THE JEWS. Thus
was fulfil'd that Prophecy of Scripture, which foretold that the Mefiah
should be reckon'd among the Malefactors. Now the place where Christ was
crucified, commonly call'd Mount Calvary, being not far from the City, it was
read by many of the Jems, the Inscription being, as we said, in three Languages,
that it might be understood by any that were skill'd in either of them. For
which Reason the Chief Priests accosted Pilat, and desir'd him to alter the Form
a little, and to order it to be written thus: This is Jesus of Nazareth, wlw said,
he was the King of the Jews. But Pilat refus'd to alter a Tittle of what he had com-
manded 'to be written, Providence so ordering it, that the Jews might be ac-
quainted by a Heathen with the real Dignity of that Jesus whose death they had
with so much fury solicited.
It was about the third Hour after the Sim rose, that Jefavras cracified, and

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CHAP. XXVTT.

38 Then were there two thieves crucified with him; one on the right hand, and another on the left.

39 And they that pulled by, reviled him, wagging their heads,

40 And faying, Thou that destroyed the temple, and buildeft it in three days, save thy self:

if thou be the Son of God,

come down from the cross.

41 Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the seribes and elders, said,

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CHAP. XV.

27 And with him they crucify two thieves; the one on his right hand, and the other on his left.

29 And they that passed by, railed on him, wagging their heads, and laying, Ah, thou that destroyed the temple, and buildesl it in three days,

30 Save thy self,

and come down from the cross.

31 Likewise also the chief priests mocking, said among themselves with the scribes, He saved others, himself he cannot lave.

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the two Thieves with him, one on his right hand, and the other on his left. The Ignominy and Cruelty of such barbarous usage were so far from working their usual effects in Jesus, that instead of Curses, anddireful Imprecations, he pray'd to God to forgive his hard-hearted Enemies, since many of them firtn'd thro Ignorance. Notwithstanding, the insolent Rabble, who were got together, revise!-and jeer'd him, shaking their Heads at him, and faying. O thou that braggedst thou wouldst destroy the Temple of Jerusalem, and rebuild it in three days, now lave thy self, and come down from the' Cross, if thou art the Meffiah. In like manner the Chief Priests and others of the greatest quality among the Jms upbraided him, faying. If he has indeed cur'd so many of their distempers as is commonly reported, let him now exert that Power in his own behalf^ but we fee he is no ways able to save himself from Punishment: The Miracles therefore attributed to him, deserve no credit among us. If he be the Mejfijj, the deliverer of out Nation, let him first deliver himself from the danger he is now m: Let fins King Matthew. Mark. Lukh. John..

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Israel, let him now king of Israel descend

come down from the now from the cross,

cross, and we will be- that we may fee and

lieve him. believe.

43 He trusted in "fed God; let him deliver him now if he will have him: for he said,

I am the Son of God.

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~ diers also mocked him,

coming to him, and
offering him vinegar,

37 And saying, If
thou be the king of
the Jews, save thy
self.

44 The thieves also And they that 39 And one of the which were crucified W«C crucified with malefactors, which with him, cast the him, reviled him. were hanged, railed on . Curie in hit teeth. him, faying, If thou

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and us.

40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing' thou art in the fame condemnation?

41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man

of the Jews come down from the Cross in our presence; at sight of such Miracle we shall no longer: distrust the truth of his pretensions. He scem'd to acquiesce in a firm reliance on God's favor to him \ let God then set free this his beloved Son. . The Soldiers also offering the Vinegar, scoff'd at him, laying: If thou art the King of the J <nw, comedown from the Cross, and lave thy felt. .

One of the Thieves also, that were crucified at the lame time with him, thus con: tumehously upbraided him: If thou art the Mefiah, save thy self and us. But the other, who before his crucifixion was penitent, and acquainted with the Ddcfrin and.Miracles of Jefnst rebuk'd his Companion, faying, Hast thou no reverence for God, not yet when thou art almost ready to expire on the Cro!s? to which we indeed by our Crimes are justly' fastned} but as for him whom thou jeerest,

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Matthew. Mark. Luke. John.

CHAP. XXIII. - C HA P. XIX.

hath done nothing
anils.

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Jesus, Lord, remem-
ber me when thou com-
est into thy kingdom.

43 And Jesus laid unto him, Verily I lay unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me

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Hjt *f Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mothers sister, Mary the wise of Cleopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus therefore law his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he faith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son.

27 Then faith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother. And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

he has done nothing that can defervedlybe blam'd ■■, nor do I in the least doubt but God, who has given him Power of working so many Miracles, will deliver him in a manner sutable to the Divine Wisdom, altho he now hangs on the Cross like one °C Us" /rThen turnin2 himself to Jesus, Lord, said he, when thou shalt enter upon the Possession of the Kingdom God has promised thee, remember me. Jesus itnmediatly replied, that for the sake of his extraordinary Faith he should that very day be together with him in those Seats of BJiss whither the Souls of the lull are translated after their Separation from the Body.

At that time there stood by the Cross of Jesus, Mary his Mother, and Mary the Daughter of Cleopas, his Mother's Sister, and Mary Magdalen, with John the Son of Zebedee; whom Jesus beholding, he thus comforted his Mother: Woman, raid he, this Man shall be instead of a Son to thee. Then looking on that DiP ciple, he commanded him to reverence her as his Mother. From that time John took Alary home with him, and had the fame affection and kindness for her as if me had bin his own Mother.

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46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabacthani? that is to fay, My God> my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for

EKas.

48 And straightway

one of them ran, and took a spuflge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.

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34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, faying, Eloi, Eloi, lama iibacthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my Gcd, why hast thou forsaken me'?

35 And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth Elias.

31$ And one ran, and filled a spungc full of vinegar, and1 put it on a reed, and gave him to drink,

saying, Let alone; let us fee whe-» ther Elias will come to take him down.

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Now when Jesus had hung three hours on the Cross, about the Sixth hour a dark and thick Vapor hover'dover alithe Land of Judea, so that the light of the Sun way obscur'd ; and about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loudvoiee in the Jewish' Languages LO HI, ELOHI,LAMMAH SABACTHANI? which' signines, My God, my God, why haft thou forsaken me? From which Exclamation might be understood the greatness of the Pain he endur'd. But some'-of -the Spectators, not sufficiently needing it,-and mistaking the words, thought he had* invok'd the Prophet Elias. One of them therefore fill'd a Spunge with Vinegar,' aud having fastned it to a Reed, reach'dit to Jesus to refresh him, till Elias mould come, whom he imagin'd Jesus hadcall'd upon, expecting with-others when Elias stiould come, and rescue him.

But Jesus now perceiving the end of his Sufferings drew near, recollecting his*

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