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Barabbas released.

CHAP. XV. Christ is crucifieil. aloud, began to desire him to do place Golgotha, which is, being as he had ever done unto them. interpreted. The place of a skull

. 9 But Pilate answered them, 23 And they gave him to drink, saying, Will

that I release un wine mingled with myrrh : but to you the King of the Jews ? he received it not.

10 (For he knew that the chief 24 And when they had crucifipriests had delivered him for envy.) ed him, they parted his garments,

11 But the chief priests moved casting lots upon them, what evthe people that he should rather ery man should take. release Barabbas unto them. 25 And it was the third hour,

12 And Pilate answered, and and they crucified him. said again unto them, What will 26 And the superscription of ye then that I shall do unto him his accusation was written over, whom ye call the King of the THE KING OF THE JEWS. Jews ?

27 And with him they crucify 13 And they cried out again, two thieves, the one on his right Crucify him.

hand, and the other on his left. 14 Then Pilate said unto them, 28 And the scripture was fulWhy, what evil hath he done? | filled, which saith, And he was And they cried out the more ex numbered with the transgressors. ceedingly, Crucify him.

29 And they that passed by, 15 | And so Pilate, willing to railed on him, wagging their content the people, released Ba- heads, and saying, Ah, thou that rabbas unto them, and delivered destroyest the temple, and buildJesus, when he had scourged est it in three days, him, to be crucified.

30 Save thyself, and come down 16 And the soldiers led him from the cross. away into the hall, called Preto 31 Likewise also the chief rium; and they called together priests mocking, said among the whole band ;

themselves with the scribes, Ho 17 And they clothed him with saved others; himself he cannot purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it about his head, 32 Let Christ the King of Isra

18 And began to salute him, el descend now from the cross, Hail, King of the Jews !

that we may see and believe. 19 And they smote him on the And they that were crucified head with a reed, and did spit with him, reviled him. upon him, and bowing their knees, 33 And when the sixth hour worshipped him.

was come, there was darkness 20 And when they had mocked over the whole land, until the him, they took off the purple from ninth hour. him, and put his own clothes on 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus him, and led him out to crucify cried with a loud voice, saying, him.

Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? 21 And they compel one Si- which is, being interpreted, My mon a Cyrenian, who passed by, God, my God, why hast thou forcoming out of the country, the saken me? father of Alexander and Rufus, 35 And some of them that stood to hear his cross.

by, when they heard it, said, Be22 And they bring him unto the l hold, he calleth Elias.


Christ's burial.


His resurrection. 36 And one ran and filled a 47 And Mary Magdalene and sponge full of vinegar, and put it Mary the mother of Joses beheld on a reed, and gave him to drink, where he was laid. saying, Let alone ; let us see

CHAP. XVI. whether Elias will come to take

1 An angel decløreth the resurrection him down.

of Christ to three women. 9 Christ 37 And Jesus cried with a loud himself appeareth to Mary Magda.

lene : 12 to two going into the court voice, and gave up the ghost.

try: 14 then to the apostles, 15 whom 38 And the vail of the temple he sendeth forth to preach the gos was rent in twain, from the top to pel : 19 and ascendeth into heuven. the bottom

AND when the sabbath was past, 39 | And when the centurion Mary Magdalene, and Mary which stood over against him, the mother of James, and Salome, saw that he so cried out, and had bought sweet spices, that gave up the ghost, he said, Tru- they might come and anoint him. ly this man was the Son of God. 2 And very early in the morn40 There were also women ing, the first day of the week, looking on afar off, among whom they came unto the sepulchre at was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the rising of the sun : the mother of James the less, 3 And they said among themand of Joses, and Salome ; selves, Who shall roll us away

41 Who also, when he was in the stone from the door of the Galilee, followed him, and min- sepulchre ? istered unto him; and many oth 4 (And when they looked, they er women which came up with saw that the stone was rolled him unto Jerusalem.

away,) for it was very great. 42 | And now, when the even 5 And entering into the sepulwas come, (because it was the chre, they saw a young man sitpreparation, that is, the day be- ting on the right side, clothed in fore the sabbath,)

a long white garment; and they 43 Joseph of Arimathea, an were affrighted. honourable counsellor, which al 6 And he saith unto them, Be so waited for the kingdom of not affrighted : ye seek Jesus of God, came,

and went in boldly Nazareth, which was crucified : unto Pilate, and craved the body he is risen ; he is not here : beof Jesus.

hold the place where they laid 44 And Pilate marvelled if he him. were already dead : and calling 7 But go your way, tell his disunto him the centurion, he asked ciples and Peter, that he goeth him whether he had been any before you into Galilee : there while dead.

shall ye see him, as he said unto 45 And when he knew it of the you. centurion, he gave the body to 8 And they went out quickly, Joseph.

and fled from the sepulchre ; for 46 And he bought fine linen, they trembled, and were amazed : and took him down, and wrapped neither said they any thing to him in the linen, and laid him in any man; for they were afraid. a sepulchre which was hewn out 9 Now when Jesus was risof a rock, and rolled a stone unto en early, the first day of the the door of the sepulchre. i week, he appeared first to Mary

Christ appeareth


to his disciples. Magdalene, out of whom he had


into all the world, and preach cast seven devils.

the gospel to every creature. 10 And she went and told them 16 He that believeth and is bapthat had been with him, as they tized, shall be saved; but he that mourned and wept.

believeth not, shall be damned. 11 And they, when they had 17 And these signs shall follow heard that he was alive, and had them that believe : In my name been seen of her, believed not. shall they cast out devils; they

12 | After that, he appeared in shall speak with new tongues ; another form unto two of them, 18 They shall take up serpents ; as they walked, and went into and if they drink any deadly the country

thing, it shall not hurt them; 13 And they went and told it they shall lay hands on the sick, unto the residue : neither believ and they shall recover. ed they them.

19 | So then, after the Lord 14 9 Afterward he appeared had spoken unto them, he was unto the eleven, as they sat at received up into heaven, and sat meat, and upbraided them with on the right hand of God. their unbelief, and hardness of 20 And they went forth, and heart, because they believed not preached every where, the Lord them which had seen him after working with them, and confirmhe was risen.

ing the word with signs follow15 And he said unto them, Go ing. Amen.

1 The Gospel according to S. LUKE.

5 THERE was in the days 1 The preface of Luke to his whole

of Herod the king of gospel. 5 The conception of John the Baptist, 26 and of Christ. 39

Judea, a certain priest named The prophecy of Elisabeth, and of

Zacharias, of the course of Abia. ; Mary, concerning Christ.' 57 The and his wife was of the daughnativity and circumcision of John.

ters of Aaron, and her name was 67 The

prophecy of Zacharias, both of Christ, 76 and of John.

Elisabeth. FORASMUCH as many have 6 And they were both righteous

taken in hand to set forth in before God, walking in all the order a declaration of those things commandments and ordinances which are most surely believed of the Lord blameless. among us,

7 And they had no child, because 2 Even as they delivered them that Elisabeth was barren; and unto us, which from the begin- | they both were now well stricken ning were eye-witnesses, and ministers of the word ;

8 And it came to pass, that, 3 It seemed good to me also, while he executed the priest’s ofhaving had perfect understanding fice before God in the order of of all things from the very first, his course, to write unto thee in order, most 9 According to the custom of excellent Theophilus,

the priest's office, his lot was to 4 That thou mightest know the burn incense when he went into certainty of those things wherein the temple of the Lord. thou hast been instructed.

10 And the whole multitude of

in years.


Conception of


John the Baptist. the people were praying without, 21 And the people waited for at the time of incense.

Zacharias, and marvelled that he 11 And there appeared unto tarried so long in the temple. him an angel of the Lord, stand 22 And when he came out, he ing on the right side of the altar could not speak unto them : and of incense.

they perceived that he had seen 12 And when Zacharias saw a vision in the temple ; for he him, he was troubled, and fear beckoned unto them, and fell upon him.

mained speechless. 13 But the angel said unto him, 23 And it came to pass, that as Fear not, Zacharias : for thy soon as the days of his ministraprayer is heard ; and thy wife tion were accomplished, he deElisabeth shall bear thee a son, parted to his own house. and thou shalt call his name 24 And after those days his John.

wife Elisabeth conceived, and 14 And thou shalt have joy and hid herself five months, saying, gladness, and many shall rejoice 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt at his birth.

with me in the days wherein he 15 For he shall be great in looked on me, to take away my the sight of the Lord, and shall reproach among men. drink neither wine nor strong 26 And in the sixth month the drink ; and he shall be filled angel Gabriel was sent from God with the Holy Ghost, even from unto a city of Galilee, named his mother's womb.

Nazareth, 16 And many of the children 27 To a virgin espoused to a of Israel shall he turn to the man whose name was Joseph, of Lord their God.

the house of David; and the 17 And he shall go before him virgin's name was Mary. in the spirit and power of Elias, 28 And the angel came in unto to turn the hearts of the fathers her, and said, Hail, thou that art to the children, and the disobedi- highly favoured, the Lord is with ent to the wisdom of the just; to thee: blessed art thou among make ready a people prepared women. for the Lord.

29 And when she saw him, she 18 And Zacharias said unto the was troubled at his saying, and angel, Whereby shall know cast in her mind what manner of this? for I am an old man, and salutation this should be. my wife well stricken in years. 30 And the angel said unto her,

19 And the angel answering, Fear not, Mary : for thou hast said unto him, I am Gabriel, that found favour with God. stand in the presence of God; 31 And behold, thou shalt conand am sent to speak unto thee, ceive in thy womb, and bring and to shew thee these glad ti- forth a son, and shalt call his dings.

name JESUS. 20 And behold thou shalt be 32 He shall be great, and shall dumb, and not able to speak, un be called the Son of the Hightil the day that these things shall est; and the Lord God shall be performed, because thou be- give unto him the throne of his lievest not my words, which shall father David. be fulfilled in their season.

33 And he shall reign over the

Mary's salutation.


Her thanksgiving. house of Jacob for ever; and of formance of those things which his kingdom there shall be no were told her from the Lord. end.

46 And Mary said, My soul 34 Then said Mary unto the doth magnify the Lord, angel, How shall this be, seeing 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced I know not a man?

in God my Saviour. 35 And the angel answered and 48 For he hath regarded the said unto her, The Holy Ghost low estate of his handmaiden: shall come upon thee, and the for behold, from henceforth all power of the Highest shall over generations shall call me blessed. shadow thee: therefore also that 49 For he that is mighty hath holy thing which shall be born of done to me great things; and thee, shall be called the Son of holy is his name. God.

50 And his mercy is on them 36 And behold, thy cousin Elis- that fear him, from generation to abeth, she hath also conceived a generation. son in her old age ; and this is 51 He hath shewed strength the sixth month with her who with his arm; he hath scattered was called barren :

the proud in the imagination of 37 For with God nothing shall their hearts. be impossible.

52 He hath put down the mighty 38 And Mary said, Behold the from their seats, and exalted them handmaid of the Lord, be it unto of low degree. me according to thy word. And 53 He hath filled the hungry the angel departed from her. with good things, and the rich he 39 And Mary arose in those

hath sent empty away; days, and went into the hill 54 He hath holpen his servant country with haste, into a city of Israel, in remembrance of his Juda,

mercy ; 40 And entered into the house 55 As he spake to our fathers, of Zacharias, and saluted Elisa to Abraham, and to his seed, for beth.

41 And it came to pass, that 56 And Mary abode with her when Elisabeth heard the saluta- about three months, and returned tion of Mary, the babe leaped in to her own house. her womb : and Elisabeth was 57 Now Elisabeth's full time filled with the Holy Ghost. came that she should be deliver

42 And she spake out with a ed ; and she brought forth a son. loud voice and said, Blessed art 58 And her neighbours and her thou among women, and blessed cousins heard how the Lord had is the fruit of thy womb.

shewed great mercy upon her ; 43 And whence is this to me, and they rejoiced with her. that the mother of my Lord 59 And it came to pass, that on should come to me?

the eighth day they came to cir44 For lo, as soon as the voice cumcise the child ; and they callof thy salutation sounded in mine ed him Zacharias, after the name ears, the babe leaped in my womb of his father. for joy.

60 And his mother answered 45° And blessed is she thatóbe- and said, Not so; but he shall be lieved: for there shall be a per

called John.


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