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barest rule over them; they this Gospel shall be preached were not called by thy Name. throughout the whole world,

this also that the hath done The Gospel. St. Mark xiv. 1. shall be spoken of, for a meFTER two days was the morial of her.

And Judas feast of the paffover, Iscariot, one of the twelve, and of unleavened bread : and went unto the chief priests, to the chief priests and the betray him unto them. And fcribes sought how they might when they heard it, they were take him by craft, and put glad, and promised to give him to death. But they said, him money. And he sought Not on the feast day, lest how he might conveniently there be an uproar of the peo- betray kim. And the first ple. And being in Bethany, day of unleavened bread, in the house of Simon the when they killed the passover, leper, as he fat at meat, there his disciples faid unto him, came a woman having an ala- Where wilt thou that we go baster box of ointment of and prepare, that thou mayest {pikenard, very precious : and eat the passover? And he the brake the box, and pour- sendeth forth two of his difed it on his head. And there ciples, and faith unto them, were some that had indignati- Go ye into the city; and no within themselves, and there shall meet you a man said, Why was this waste of bearing a pitcher of water : the ointment made ; for it follow him. And wheresoever might have been sold for more he shall go in, say ye to the than three hundred pence, good-man of the house, The and have been given to the Master faith, Where is the poor and they murmured guest-chamber, where I shah against her. And Jesus said, eat the paffover with my disciLet her alone ; why trouble ples? And he will show you ye her ? she hath wrought a a large upper room furnished good work on me : For ye and prepared : there make reahavethe poor with you always, dy for us. And his disciples and whenfoever ye will, ye went forth, and came into the may do them good; but me city, and found as he had said ye have not always. She hath unto them: and they made done what she could ; she is ready the passover. And in the come aforehand to anoint my evening he cometh with the body to the burying. Verily twelve. And as they fat, and I fay unto you, Wheresoever did eat, Jesus said, Verily I G2

say say unto you, one of you But Peter said unto him, Alwhich eateth with me shall though all shall be offended, betray me. And they began yet will not I. And Jesus faith to be sorrowful, and to say unto him, Verily I say unto unto him one by one, Is it I? thee, that this day, even in this And another said, Is it I.? night, before the cock crow And he answered and said un- twice, thou shalt deny me to them, It is one of the thrice. But he spake the more twelve that dippeth with me vehemently, If I should die in the dish. The Son of man with thee, I will not deny thee indeed goeth, as it is written in any wife. Likewise also said of him: but woe to that man they all. And they came to by whom the Son of man is a place which was named betrayed : good were it for Gethsemane : and he faith that man, if he had never to his disciples, Sit ye here, been born. And as they did while I shall pray.' And he eat, Jesus, took bread, and taketh with him Peter, and blessed, and brake it, and James, and John, and began gave to them, and said, Take, to be sore amazed, and to be eat : This is my body. And very heavy ; and faith 'unto he took the cup, and when them, My soul is exceeding he had given thanks, he gave forrowful unto death : tarry it to them; and they all ye here and watch. And he drank of it. And he said went forward a little, and fell unto them, This is my blood on the ground, and prayed, of the new Testament, which that, if it were possible, the is shed for many... Verily I hour might pass from him. say unto you, I will drink no And he faid, Abba, Father, more of the fruit of the vine all things are possible unto until that day that I drink it thee: take away this cup from new in the kingdom of God. me : nevertheless, not what I And when they had sung an will, but what thou wilt. hyinn, they went out into the And he cometh, and findeth mount of Olives. And Jesus them sleeping, and faith unto faith unto them, All ye shall Peter, Simon, fleepest thou? be offended because of me this couldest not thou watch one night : for it is written, I will hour? watch ye, and pray, finite the shepherd, and the left ye enter into temptation ; fheep shall be scattered. But the spirit truly is ready, but after that I am risen, I will the flesh is weak. And again go before you into Galilee. he went away, and prayed,


and spake the same words. Scriptures must be fulfilled. And when he returned he And they all forsook him, and found them asleep again (for fled. And there followed him their eyes were heavy) neither a certain young man, having wift they what to answer him. a linen cloth cast about his And he cometh the third time, naked body; and the young and faith unto them, Sleep on men laid hold on him. And now, and take your rest: it he left the linen cloth, and is enough, the hour is come ; fled from them naked. And hehold the Son of man is be- they led Jesus away to the trayed into the hands of sin- high priest : and with him ners. Rise up, let us go; were assembled all the chief lo, he that betrayeth me is priests, and the elders, and at hand. And immediately, the scribes. And Peter folwhile he yet spake, cometh lowed him afar off; even into Judas, one of the twelve, and the palace of the high priest: with him a great multitude, and he sat with the servants, with swords and staves, from and warmed himself at the the chief priests, and the fire. And the chief priests, scribes, and the elders. And and all the council, fought he that betrayed him had for witness against Jesus to given them a token, saying, put him to death; and found Whomsoever I shall kiss, that none. (For many bare false same is he; take him and witness against him, but their lead him away safely. And witness agreed not together.) ) as soon as he was come, he And there arose certain and goeth straightway to him, and bare false witness against him, laith, Master, Master; and saying, We heard him say, I kissed him. And they laid will destroy this temple that their hands on him, and took is made with hands, and withhim. And one of them that in three days I will build anostood by drew a sword, and ther made without hands. smote a servant of the high But neither so did their witpriest, and cut off his ear. ness agree together. And the And Jesus answered and said high priest stood up in the unto them, Are ye come midst, and asked Jesus, say. out as against a thief, with ing, Answerest thou nothing? swords and with staves, to take what is it which these witness me? I was daily with you against thee? But he held his in the temple, teaching, and peace, and answered nothing. ye took me not; but the Again the high priest afked


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him, and said unto him, gan to curse and to fwdar, Art thou the Chrift, the Son faying, I know not this man of the Bleffed? And Jesus of whom ye speak. And the faid, I amand ye fhall see second time the cock crew. the Son of man sitting on the And Peter called to mind the right hand of power, and word that Jesus said unto coming in the clouds of hea- him, Before the cock crow

Then the high priest twice, thou shalt deny me rent his clothes, and faith, thrice. And when he thought What need we any further thereon he wept. witnefles ? ye have heard the blafphemy: what think ye? Tuesday before Easter. and they all condemned him

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HE Lord God hath some began to spit on

opened mine ear, and I and to cover his face, and to was not rebellious, neither buffet him, and to fay unto turned away back. I gave my him, Prophesy. And the ser- back to the smiters, and my vants did strike him with the cheeks to them that plucked palms of their hands. And off the hair : I hid not my as Peter was beneath in the face from shame and spitting. palace, there cometh one of For the Lord God will help ihe maids of the high priest; me, therefore shall I not be and when she saw Peter warm- confounded : therefore have I ing himself, she looked upon set my face like a flint, and I him, and said, And thou also know that I shall not be wast with Jesus of Nazareth. ashamed. He is near that jufBut he denied, saying, I know tifieth me; who will contend not, neither understand I with me? let us stand togewhat thou fayest. And he ther; who is mine adversary ? went out into the porch ; and let him come near to me. the cock crew. And a maid Behold, the Lord God will saw him again, and began to help me; who is he that thall fay to them that stood by, condemn me? Lo, they all This is one of them. And he shall wax old as a garment : denied it again. And a little the moth shall eat them up. after, they that stood by faid Who is among you that fearagain to Peter, Surely thou eth the Lord, that obeyeth art one of them ; for thou art the voice of his servant, that a Galilean, and thy speech walketh in darkness, and hath agreeth thereto.. But he be- no light ? let him trust in the



Name of the Lord, and stay ever done unto them. But Piupon his God. Behold, all ye late answered them, saying, that kindle a fire, that com- Will ye that I release unto pass yourselves about with you the King of the Jews ? {parks; walk in the light of (For he knew that the chief your fire, and in the sparks priests had delivered him for that ye have kindled. This envy.) But the chief priests fhall ye have of mine hand, moved the people, that he ye shall lie down in forrow. should rather release Barabbas

unto them.

And Pilate anThe Gospel. St. Mark xv. 1. swered, and said again unto

ND straightway in the them, What will ye then that

morning, the chief I shall do unto him whom ye priests held a consultation call the King of the Jews ? with the elders and scribes, And they cried out again, and the whole council, and Crucify him. Then Pilate bound Jesus, and carried him said unto them, Why, what away, and delivered him to evil hath he done ? And they Pilate. And Pilate asked him, cried out the more exceedingArt thou the King of the ly, Crucify him. And so PiJews ? And he answering, said late, willing to content the untohim, Thou sayest it. And people, released Barabbas unto the chief priests accused him them; and delivered Jesus, of many things : but he an- when he had scourged him, to swered nothing. And Pilate be crucified. And the soldiers asked him again, saying, An- led him away into the hall, fwerest thou nothing ? behold called Pretorium ; and they bow many things they witness called together the whole against thee. But Jesus yet band. And they cloathed him answered nothing: fo that Pic with purple, and platted a late marvelled. Now at that crown of thorns, and put it feast he released unto them about his head, and began to one prisoner, whomsoever they falute him, Hail, King of the desired. And there was one Jews. And they smote him named Barabbas, which lay on the head with a reed, and bound with them that had did spit upon him, and bowmade infurre&tion with him, ing their knees, worshipped who had committed murder him. And when they had in the insurrection. And the mocked him, they took off the multitude crying aloud, began purple from him, and


his to desire him to do as he had own clothes on him, and led

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