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Christ is accused before Pilate, S. LUKE. and condemned by the people. 66 | And as soon as it was day, the him before you, have found no fault in this elders of the people, and the chief priests, man, touching those things whereof ye and the scribes came together, and led accuse him; him into their council,

15 No, nor yet Herod : for I sent you 67 Saying, Art thou the Christ? tell us. to him; and lo, nothing worthy of death is And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye done unto him: will not believe.

16 I will therefore chastise him, and 68 And if I also ask you, ye will not release him. answer me, nor let me go.

17 (For of necessity he must release 69 Hereafter shall the Son of man sit one unto them at the feast.) on the right hand of the power of God. 18 And they cried out all at once, say.

70 Then said they all, Art thou then the ing, Away with this man, and release unto Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye us Barabbas : say that I am.

19 (Who, for a certain sedition made 71 And they said, What need we any in the city, and for murder, was cast into further witness? for we ourselves have prison.). heard of his own mouth.

20 Pilate therefore, willing to release CHAP. XXIII.

Jesus, spake again to them. A Napo the whole multitude of them 21 But they cried, saying, Crucify him,

crucify him. 2 And they began to accuse him, say- 22 And he said unto them the third time, ing, We found this fellow perverting the Why, what evil hath he done? I have found nation, and forbidding to give tribute to no cause of death in him; I will therefore Cesar, saying, That be himself is Christ, a chastise him, and let him go. king.

23 And they were instant with loud 3° And Pilate asked him, saying, Art voices, requiring that he might be crucithou the King of the Jews? And he an- fied: and the voices of them, and of the swered him and said, Thou sayest it. chief priests prevailed.

4 Then said Pilate to the chief priests, 24 And Pilate gave sentence that it and to the people, I find no fault in this should be as they required.

25 And he released unto them bim that 5 And they were the more fierce, say- for sedition and murder was cast into priing, He stirreth up the people, teaching son, whom they had desired; but he delithroughout all Jewry, beginning froin vered Jesus to their will. Galilee to this place.

26 And as they led him away, they laid 6 When Pilate heard of Galilee, he hold upon one Simon a Cyrenian, coming asked whether the man were a Galilean. out of the country, and on him they laid

7 And as soon as he knew that he be- the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus. longed unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent 27 T And there followed him a great him to Herod, who himself was also at company of people, and of women, which Jerusalem at that time.

also bewailed and lamented him. 8 | And when Herod saw Jesus, he 28 But Jesus turning unto them, said, was exceeding glad: for he was desirous Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, to see him of a long season, because he but weep for yourselves, and for your had heard many things of him; and he children. hoped to have seen some miracle done 29 For behold, the days are coming, in by him.

the which they shall say, Blessed are the 9 Then he questioned with him in many barren, and the wombs that never bare, words; but he answered him nothing. and the paps which never gave suck.

10 And the chief priests and scribes 30 Then shall they begin to say to the stood and vehemently accused him. mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills,

11 And Herod with his men of war set Cover us. him at nought, and mocked him, and ar- 31 For if they do these things in a green rayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him tree, what shall be done in the dry? again to Pilate.

32 And there were also two others, male12 | And the same day Pilate and factors, led with him to be put to death. Herod were made friends together; for 33 And when they were come to the before they were at enmity between place which is called Calvary, there they themselves.

crucified him, and the malefactors; one on 13 | And Pilate, when he had called the right hand, and the other on the left. together the chief priests, and the rulers, 34 T Then said Jesus, Father, forgive and the people,

them: for they know not what they de. 14 Said unto them, Ye have brought this And they parted his raiment and cast lots. man unto me, as one that perverteth the 35 And ihe people stood beholding. And people: and behold, 1, having examined the rulers also with them derided lain, sayChrist's death and burial. CHAP. XXIV. Christ's resurrection declared. ing, He saved others ; let him save himself,

CHAP. XXIV. if he be Christ, the chosen of God.


(OW upon the first day of the week, 36 And the soldiers also mocked him, very early in the morning, they came coming to him, and offering him vinegar, unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices

37 And saying, If thou be the King of which they had prepared, and certain the Jews, save thyself.

others with them. 38 And a superscription also was writ- 2 And they found the stone rolled away ten over him, in letters of Greek, and from the sepulchre. Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING 3 And they entered in, and found not OF THE JEWS.

the body of the Lord Jesus. 39 And one of the malefactors, which 4 And it came to pass, as they were were hanged, railed on him, saying, If much perplexed thereabout, behold, two thou be Christ, save thyself and us. men stood by them in shining garments.

40 But the other answering, rebuked 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, see-down their faces to the earth, they said ing thou art in the same condemnation? unto them, Why seek ye the living among

41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the dead ?' the due reward of our deeds : but this man 6 He is not here, but is risen. Rememhath done nothing amiss.

ber how he spake unto you when he was 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remem- yet in Galilee, ber me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 7 Saying, The Son of man must be de

43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily, livered into the hands of sinful men, and say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with be crucified, and the third day rise again. me in paradise.

8 And they remembered his words, 44 And it was about the sixth hour, and 9 And returned from the sepulchre, and there was a darkness over all the earth told all these things unto the eleven, and until the ninth hour.

to all the rest. 45 And the sun was darkened, and the 10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, vail of the temple was rent in the midst. and Mary the mother of James, and other

46 | And when Jesus had cried with a women ihat were with them, which told Joud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands these things unto the apostles. I commend my spirit: and having said 11 And their words seemed to them as thus, he gave up the ghost.

idle tales, and they believed them not. 47 Now, when the centurion saw what 12 Then arose Peter, and ran unto the was done, he glorified God, saying, Cer- sepulchre, and stooping down, he beheld tainly this was a righteous man. the linen clothes laid by themselves, and

48 And all the people that came together departed, wondering in himself at that to that sight, beholding the things which which was come to pass. were done, smote their breasts and re- 13 | And behold, two of them went that turned.

same day to a village called Emmaus, which 49 And all his acquaintance, and the was from Jerusalem about threescore furwomen that followed him from Galilee, longs. stood afar off, beholding these things. 14 And they talked together of all these

50 | And behold, there was a man things which had happened. named Joseph, a counsellor: and he was a 15 And it came to pass, that, while they good man, and a just :

communed together, and reasoned, Jesus 51 (The same had not consented to the himself drew near, and went with them. counsel and deed of them:) he was of Ari- 16 But their eyes were holden, that mathea, a city of the Jews; who also him- they should not know him. self waited for the kingdom of God.

17 And he said unto them, What manner 52 This man went unto Pilate, and of communications are these that ye have begged the body of Jesus.

one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? 53 And he took it down, and wrapped it 18 And the one of them, whose name in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was Cleopas, answering, said unto him, was hewn in stone, wherein never man Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and before was laid.

hast not known the things which are come 54 And that day was the preparation, to pass there in these days? and the sabbath drew on.

19 And he said unto them, What things? 55. And the women also, wbich came And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus with him from Galilee, followed after, and of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty beheld the sepulchre, and how his body in deed and word before God, and all the was Jaid.

people : 56 And they returned, and prepared 20 And how the chief priests and our spices and ointments; and rested the sab- rulers delivered him to be condemned to bath-day, according to the commandment. Ideath, and have crucified him.

Christ appears to his disciples. S. JOHN.

His ascension. 21 But we trusted that it had been hel. 36 And as they thus spake, Jesus which should have redeemed Israel: and himself stood in the midst of them, and besides all this, to-day is the third day saith unto them, Peace be unto you. since these things were done.

37 But they were terrificd and affrighted, 22 Yea, and certain women also of our and supposed that they had seen a spirit. company made us astonished, which were 38 And he said unto them, Why are ye early at the sepulchre.

troubled ? and why do thoughts arise in 23 And when they found not his body, your hearts? they came, saying, that they had also seen 39 Behold my hands and my feet, that a vision of angels, which said that he was it is I myself: handle me, and see ; for a alive.

spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see 24 And certain of them which were with me have. us, went to the sepulchre, and found it 40 And when be had thus spoken, be even so as the women had said: but him shewed them his hands and his feet. they saw not.

41 And while they yet believed not for 25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and joy, and wondered, he said unto them, slow of heart to believe all that the pro- Have ye here any meat? phets have spoken!

42 And they gave him a piece of a 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered broiled fish, and of a honey-comb. these things, and to enter into his glory? 43 And he took it, and did eat before

27 And beginning at Moses, and all the them. prophets, he expounded unto them in all 44 And he said unto them, These are the scriptures the things concerning the words which I spake unto you, while I himself.

was yet with you, that all things must be 28 And they drew nigh unto the village fulfilled which were written in the law of whither they went: and he made as Moses, and in the prophets, and in the though he would have gone further. psalms, concerning me.

29 But they constrained him, saying, 45 Then opened he their understanding, Abide with us : for it is toward evening, that they might understand the scriptures, and the day is far spent. And he went in 46 And said unto them, Tbus it is writto tarry with them.

ten, and thus it behoved Cbrist to suffer, 30 And it came to pass, as he sat at and to rise from the dead the third day: meat with them, he took bread, and 47 And that repentance and remission blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. of sins should be preached in his name

31 And their eyes were opened, and among all nations, beginning at Jensalem. they knew him: and he vanished out of 48 And ye are witnesses of these things. their sight.

49 | And behold, I send the promise of 32 And they said one to another, Did my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the not our heart burn within us while he talk-city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with ed with us by the way, and while he power from on high. opened to us the scriptures ?

50 | And he led them out as far as to 33 And they rose up the same hour, and Bethany: and he lifted up his bands, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the blessed them. eleven gathered together, and them that 51 And it came to pass, while he blesswere with them,

ed them, he was parted from them, and 34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, carried up into heaven. and hath appeared to Simon.

52 And they worshipped him, and re35 And they told what things were done turned to Jerusalem with great joy: in the way, and how he was known of them 53 And were continually in the temple, in breaking of bread.

praising and blessing God. Amen.

I The Gospel according to Saint JOHN.

5 And the light shineth in darkness; and I the begangen he awards and the N the beginning was the Word, and the the darkness comprehended it not.

6 | There was a man sent from God, was God.

whose name was John. 2 The same was in the beginning with 7 The same came for a tvitness, to bear God.

witness of the Light, that all men through 3 All things were made by him; and him might believe. without him was not any thing made that 8 He was not that Light, but was sent was made.

to bear witness of that Light. 4 In him was life; and the life was the 9 That was the true Ligbt, which lightlight of men.

leth every man that cometh into the world. John's testimony of Christ. CHAP. I. The calling of Andrew and Peter.

10 He was in the world, and the world 32 And John bare record, saying, I saw was made by him, and the world knew the Spirit descending from heaven like a him not.

dove, and it abode upon him. 11 He came unto his own, and his own 33 And I knew him not: but he that received him not.

sent me to baptize with water, the same 12 But as many as received him, to said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the them gave he power to become the sons of Spirit descending and remaining on him, God, even to them that believe on his name: the same is he which baptizeth with the

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor Holy Ghost. of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of 34 And I saw and bare record, that man, but of God.

this is the Son of God. 14 And the Word was made flesh, and 35 || Again the next day after, John dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glo- stood, and two of his disciples; ry, the glory as of the only begotten of the 36 And looking upon Jesus as he walkFather,) full of grace and truth.

ed, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! 15 s John bare witness of him, and 37 And the two disciples heard him cried, saying, This was he of whom I speak, and they followed Jesus. spake, He that cometh after me, is pre- 38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them ferred before me; for he was before me. following, and saith unto them, What seek

16 And of his fulness have all we re- ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which ceived, and grace for grace.

is to say, being interpreted, Master,) 17 For the law was given by Moses, but where dwellest thou? grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. 39 He saith unto them, Come and see.

18 No man hath seen God at any time; They came and saw where he dwelt, and the only begotten Son, which is in the abode with him that day: for it was about bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. the tenth hour.

19 T And this is the record of John, 40 One of the two which heard John when the Jews sent priests and Levites speak, and followed him, was Andrew, from Jerusalem, to ask him, Who art thou? Simon Peter's brother.

20 And he confessed, and denied not ; 41 He first findeth bis own brother Si. but confessed, I am not the Christ. mon, and saith unto him, We have found

21 And they asked him, What then? the Messias; which is, being interpreted, Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not? Art the Christ. thou that prophet? And he answered, No. 42 And he brought him to Jesus. And

22 Then said they unto him, Who art when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art thou? that we may give an answer to Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called them that sent us. What sayest thou of Cephas; which is, by interpretation, a thyself?

stone. 23 He said, I am the voice of one cry- 43 The day following Jesus would go ing in the wilderness, Make straight the forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and way of the Lord, as said the prophet Esaias. saith unto him, Follow me.

24 And they which were sent were of 44 Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the the Pharisees.

city of Andrew and Peter. 25 And they asked him, and said unto 45 Philip findeth Nathanael, and saith him, Why baptizest thou then, if thou be unto him, We have found him of whom not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that Moses in the law, and the prophets, did prophet?

write,Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. 26 John answered them, saying, I bap- 46 And Nathanael said unto him, Can tize with water: but there standeth one there any good thing come out of Naza. among you, whom ye know not: reth? Philip saith unto him, Come and see.

27 He it is, who coming after me, is 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to him, preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet and saith of him, Behold an Israelite in

, in is ! 28 These things were done in Bethabara 48 Nathanael saith unto him, Whence beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. knowest thou me? Jesus answered and

29 | The next day John seeth Jesus said unto bim, Before that Philip called coming unto him, and saith, Behold the thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin saw thee. of the world!

49 Nathanael answered and saith unto 30 This is he of whom I said, After me him, Rabbi, thou art the Son of God; thou coweth a man which is preferred before art the King of Israel. me; for he was before me.

50 Jesus answered and said unto him, 31 And I knew him not: but that he Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under should be made manifest to Israel, there the fig-tree, believest thou ? thou shalt see fore am I come baptizing with water.

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Christ turns water into wine. S. JOHN. He teaches of regeneration.

51 And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, 19 Jesus answered and said unto them, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see hea. Destroy this temple, and in three days i ven open, and the angels of God ascending will raise it up. and descending upon the Son of man. 20 Then said the Jews, Forty and six CHAP. II.

years was this temple in building, and the riage in Cana of Galilee; and the 21 But he spake of the temple of his body. mother of Jesus was there.

22 When therefore he was risen from 2 And both Jesus was called, and his the dead, his disciples remembered that disciples, to the marriage.

he had said this unto them: and they be3 And when they wanted wine, the lieved the scripture, and the word which mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have Jesus had said. Do wine.

23 Now, when he was in Jerusalem at 4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what the passover, in the feast-day, many behave I to do with thee? mine hour is not lieved in his name, when they saw the yet come.

miracles which he did. 5 His mother saith unto the servants, 24 But Jesus did not commit himself Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it. unto them, because he knew all mea,

6 And there were set there six water- 25 And needed not thatany should testify pots of stone, after the manner of the of man: for he knew what was in man. qurifying of the Jews, containing two or

CHAP. III. Three firkins apiece.

HERE was a man of the Pharisees 7 Jesus saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them up 2 The same came to Jesus by night, to the brim.

and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that 8 And he saith unto them, Draw out thou art a teacher come from God : for no now, and bear unto the governor of the man can do these miracles that thou doest, feast. And they bare it.

except God be with him. 9 When the ruler of the feast had tasted 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, the water that was made wine, and knew Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a not whence it was, (but the servants man be born again, he cannot see the which drew the water knew) the governor kingdom of God. of the feast called the bridegroom,

4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can 10 And saith unto him, Every man at a man be born when he is old? can he the beginning doth set forth good wine ; enter the second time into his mother's and when men have well drunk, then that womb, and be born? which is worse : but thou hast kept the 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say good wine until now.

unto thee, Except a man be born of water, 11 This beginning of miracles did Je- and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the sus in Cana of Galilee, and manifested kingdom of God. forth his glory; and his disciples believed 6 That which is born of the fesh, is

nesh ; and that which is born of the Spirit, 12 | After this he went down to Caper- is spirit. maum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye and his disciples; and they continued must be born again. there not many days.

8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, 13 And the Jews' passover was at and thou hearest the sound thereof, but hand, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, canst not tell whence it cometh, and whi

14 And found in the temple those that ther it goeth: so is every one that is bom sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the of the Spirit. changers of money, sitting :

9 Nicodemus answered and said unto 15 And when he had made a scourge of him, How can these things be? small cords, be drove them all out of the 10 Jesus answered and said unto hin, temple, and the sheep, and the oxen ; and Art thou a master of Israel, and knowest poured out the changers' money, and over- not these things? Threw the tables ;

11 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, We 16 And said unto them that sold doves, speak that we do know, and testify that we Take these things hence: make not my have seen; and ye receive not our witness. Father's house a house of merchandise. 12 If I have told you eartbly things,

17 And his disciples remembered that and ye believe not, how shall ye believe it was written, The zeal of thy house if I tell you of heavenly things? hath eaten me up.

13 And no man hath ascended up to 13 | Then answered the Jews, and said heaven, but he that came down from upio bim, What sign shewest thou unto us, heaven, eren the Son of man which is in sceing that thou doest these things? heaven.

on him.

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