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bath-day, (for that sabbath-day was II. Of the Sufferer.

a high day,) besought Pilate that their

legs might be broken, and that they JOHN 19: 25. Now there stood might be taken away. Then came by the cross of Jesus his mother, the soldiers, and brake the legs of and his mother's sister, Mary the the first, and of the other which was wife of Cleophas, and Mary Mag- crucified with him. But when they dalene. When Jesus therefore saw came to Jesus, and saw that he was his mother, and the disciple stand- dead already, they brake not lis ing by, whom he loved, he saith legs: but one of the soldiers with a unto his mother, Woman, behold spear pierced his side, and forth with thy son! Then saith he to the dis- came thereout blood and water. ciple, Behold thy mother ! And from that hour that disciple took her III. The Sympathy of Nature. unto his own home.

LUKE 23: 39. And one of the LUKE 23: 44. And it was about malefactors, which were hanged, the sixth hour, and there was darkrailed on him, saying, If thou be ness over all the earth until the ninth Christ, save thyself and us. But the hour. And the sun was darkened, other answering, rebuked him, say- and the vail of the temple was rent ing, Dost not thou fear God, seeing in the midst. And when Jesus had thou art in the same condemnation ? cried with a loud voice, he said, FaAnd we indeed justly ; for we re- ther, into thy hands I commend my ceive the due reward of our deeds: spirit: and having said thus, he gave but this man hath done nothing amiss. up the ghost. Now, when the cenAnd he said unto Jesus, Lord, re- turion saw what was done, he glomember me when thou comest into rified God, saying, Certainly this thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto was a righteous man. And all the him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day people that came together to that shalt thou be with me in paradise. sight, beholding the things which

John 19: 28. After this, Jesus were done, smote their breasts, and knowing that all things were now returned. accomplished, that the scripture Mat. 27:51. And behold, the vail might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. of the temple was rent in twain Now there was set a vessel full of from the top to the bottom: and the vinegar: and they filled a spunge earth did quake, and the rocks rent; with vinegar, and put it upon hys- and the graves were opened, and sop, and put it to his mouth.

many bodies of the saints which Mat. 27: 46. And about the ninth slept arose, and came out of the hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, graves after his resurrection, and saying,

went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

Now, when the

centurion, and they that were with (that is to say, My God! my God! him, watching Jesus, saw the earthwhy hast thou forsaken me?) Some quake, and those things that were of them that stood there, when they done, they feared greatly, saying, heard that, said, 'This man calleth Truly this was the Son of God! for Elias. And straightway one of And many women were there, bethem ran, and took a sponge, and holding afar off, which followed Jefilled it with vinegar, and put it on sus from Galilee, ministering unto a reed, and gave him to drink. The him: among which was Mary Magrest said, Let be, let us see whether dalene, and Mary the mother of Elias will come to save him.

James and Joses, and the mother of John 19: 30. When Jesus there- Zebedee's children. fore had received the vinegar, be said, It is finished. [LUKE 23: 46. Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit; and having said thus, he

§ 11. THE BURIAL. gave up the ghost. ] The Jews therefore, because it was the prepa- LUKE 28: 50. And behold, there ration, that the bodies should not was a man named Joseph (a disciremain upon the cross on the sab- ple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of

Eli! Eli! lama sabacthani!

the Jews, Johs –

-a rich man, Mat.) a counsellor: and he was a good § 12. THE RESURRECTION. man, and a just; (the same had not consented to the counsel and Mat. 28: 1. In the end of the sabdeed of them:) he was of Arima- bath, as it began to dawn toward thea, a city of the Jews; who also the first day of the week, caine Mary hiinself waited for the kingdom of Magilalene and the other Mary (the God. This man went unto Pilate, mother of James and Salome, who and begged the body of Jesus. And had bought sweet spices, that they he took it down, and wrapped it in might come and anoint hiin, Mark linen, and laid it in a sepulcher that 16: 1) to the sepulcher. [And they was hewn io stone, wherein never said among themselves, Who shall man before was laid. And that day roll us away the stone from the door was the preparation, and the sab- of the sepulcher? for it was very bath drew on.

great. Mark 16: 2.] John 19: 39. And there came al- And behold, there was a great so Nicodemus, (which at the first earthquake; for the angel of the came to Jesus by night,) and brought Lord descended from heaven, and a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about came and rolled back the stone from an hundred pound weight. Then the door, and sat upon it.

His took they the body of Jesus, and countenance was like lightning, and wound it in linen clothes, with the his raiment white as snow. And for spices, as the manner of the Jews is fear of him the keepers did shake, to bury.

and became as dead men. Mat. 27: 60. And laid it in his [And when they looked, they saw own new tomb, which he had hewn that the stone

was rolled away. out in the rock; and he rolled a great Mark 16: 4.] stone to the door of the sepulcher, [And they entered in and found and departed. And there was Mary not the body of the Lord Jesus. Magdalene, and the other Mary, Luke 24: 3.] sitting over against the sepulcher. [Then she (Mary Magdalene) runNow the next day that followed the neth and cometh to Simon Peter, day of the preparation, the chief and to the other disciple whoun Jepriests and Pharisees came together sus lover, and saith unto thein, unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remem- They have taken away the Lord out ber that that deceiver said, while he of the sepulcher, and we know not was yet alive, After three days I will where they have laid him. John rise again. Command therefore 20: 2.] that the sepulcher be made sure un- [And it came to pass, as they til the third day, lest his disciples (Mary the mother of Joses, and come by night, and steal him away, Salome,) were much perplexed and say unto the people, He is risen thereabout, behold, two men stood from the dead: so the last error shall by them in shining garments, be worse than the first. Pilate said And as they

afraid, and unto them, Ye have a watch: go bowed down their faces to the your way, make it as sure as ye can. earth, they said unto them, (Ye seek So they went and made the sepul- | Jesus which was crucified, Mat.); cher sure, sealing the stone, and set- why seek ye the living among the ting a watch.

dead? He is not here, but is risen. Luke 23: 55. And the women al- Remember how he spake unto you so, which came with him from Gali- when he was yet in Galilee, saying, lee, followed after, and beheld the The Son of man must be delivered sepulcher, and how his body was into the hands of sinful men, and be laid; and they returned and pre- crucified, and the third day rise pared spices and ointments, and again. LUKE 24: 4.] rested the sabbath-day according to [And entering into the sepulcher, the commandment.

they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth which was crucified: he is risen; he

were

It was

is not here; behold the place where they laid him. But go your way, § 13. THE RISEN SAVIOR. tell his disciples and Peter, that he goeth before you into Galilee, there Mark 16: 9. Now when Jesus shall ye see him as he said unto you. was risen early, the first day of the And they went out quickly, and Alcd week he appeared first to Mary from the sepulcher; for they trem- Magdalene, out of whom he had bled, and were amazed; neither said cast seven devils. they any thing to any man, for they John 20: 11. But Mary stood were afraill. Mark 16: 5.)

without at the sepulcher weeping: [And they remembered his words, and, as she wept, she stooped down, anit returned from the sepulcher, and looked into the sepulcher, and and told all these things unto the seeth two angels in white, sitting, eleven, and to all the rest.

the one at the head, and the other Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and at the feet, where the body of Jesus Mary the mother of James, and had lain. And they say unto her, other women that were with them, Woman, why weepest thou? She which told these things unto the saith unto them, Because they have apostles. And their words seemed taken away my Lord, and I know unto them as idle tales, and they not where they have laid him. And believed them not. LUKE 24: 8.] when she had thus said, she turned

[Peter therefore went forth, and herself back, and saw Jesus standthat other disciple, and came to the ing, and knew not that it was Jesus. sepulcher. So they ran both togeth- Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why er: and the other disciple did out- weepest thou? whom seekest thou? run Peter, and came first to the She, supposing him to be the garsepulcher. And he stooping down, dener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou and looking in, saw the linen clothes have borne him hence, tell me where lying: yet went he not in. Then thou hast laid him, and I will take cometh Simon Peter following him, him away. Jesus saith unto her, and went into the sepulcher, and Mary. She turned herself, and seeth the linen clothes lie; and the saith unto him, Rabboni ; which is napkin, that was about his head, not to say, Master.

Jesus saith unto lying with the linen clothes, but her, Touch me not; for I am not yet wrapped together in a place by it- ascended to my Father: but go to self. Then went in also that other my brethren, and say unto them, I disciple which came first to the se- ascend unto my Father, and your pulcher, and he saw, and believed. Father; anıl to my God, and your For as yet they knew not the Scrip- God. Mary Magdalene came and ture, that he inust rise again from told the disciples that she had seen the dead. Then the disciples went the Lord, and that he had spoken away agaju unto their own hoine. these things unto her. Joux 20:3.]

Mat. 28: 9. And as they went to Mat. 28: 11. Now, when they tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met were going, behold, some of the them, saying, All bail! And they watch came into the city, and slow- came and held him by the feet, and ed unto the chief priests all the worshipped him. things that were done. And when John 20: 19. Then the same day they were assembled with the elders, at evening, being the first day of the and had taken counsel, they gave week, when the doors were shut, large money unto the soldiers, say- where the disciples were assembled ing, Say ye, his disciples caine by for fear of the Jews, came Jesus, night, and stole him away while we and stood in the midst, and saith slept. And if this come to the gov- unto them, Peace be unto you. And ernor's ears, we will persuade him, when he had so said, he showed and secure yoli.

So they took the unto them his hands and his side. money, and did as they were taught: Then were the disciples glad when and this saying is commonly report- they saw the Lord. Then said Jeed among the Jews until this day. sus to them again, Peace be unto

you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye ! the morning was now come, Jesus the Holy Ghost. Whose soever stood on the shore: but the discisins ye remit, they are rernitted unto ples know not that it was Jesus. them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

I Then Jesus saith unto them,

Children, have ye any meat? They But Thomas, one of the twelve, answered him, No. And he said called Didymnus, was not with them unto them, Cast the net on the right when Jesus came. The other dis- side of the ship, and ye shall find. ciples therefore said unto him, We They cast therefore, and now they have seen the Lord. But he said were not able to draw it for the unto them, Except I shall see in his multitude offi-hes. Therefore that hands the print of the nails, and disciple whom Jesus loved saith put my finger into the print of the ulito Peter, It is the Lord. Now nails, and thrust my hand into his when Simon Peter heard that it was side, I will not believe. And after the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat eight days again his disciples were unto him, (for he was naked,) and within, and Thomas with them. did cast himself into the sea. And Then came Jesus, the doors being the other disciples came in a little shut, and stood in the midst, and ship, (for they were not far from said, Peace be unto you. T'hen land, but as it were two hundred saith he to Thomas, Reach hither cubits,) dragging the net with fishthy finger, and behold my hands; es. As soon then as they were come and reach hither thy hand, and to land, they saw a fire of coals thrust it into my side ; and be not there ; and fish laid thereon, and faithless, but believing. And Thom- bread. Jesus saith unto them, as answered and said unto him, My Bring of the fish which ye have Lord and my God. Jesus saith now caught. Simon Peter went up, unto him, Thomas, because thou and drew the net to land full of hast seen me, thou hast believed: great fishes, a hundred and fifty and blessed are they that have not seen,

three: and for all there were so and yet have believed.

many, yet was not the net broken. MAT. 28: 16. Then the eleven Jesus saith unto them, Come and disciples went away joto Galilee, dine. And none of the disciples into a mountain where Jesus had durst ask him, Who art thou? appointed them. And when they knowing that it was the Lord. Jesaw him, they worshiped him: but sus then cometh, and taketh bread, some doubteil. And Jesus came, and giveth them, and fish likewise. and spake unto them, saying, All This is now the third time that power is given unto me in heaven Jesus showed himself to his disciand in earth. Go ye therefore, and ples, after that he was risen from teach all nations, baptizing them in the dead. So when they had dined, the name of the Father, and of the Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon. Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teach- son of Jonas, lovest thou me more ing them to observe all things what- than these? He saith unto him, soever I have commanded you: and Yea Lord: thou knowest that I love lo, I am with you always, even unto thee. He saith unto him, Feed my the end of the world. Amen. lambs. He saith to him again the

John 21: 1. After these things second time, Simon, son of Jonas, Jesus showed himself again to the lovest thou me? He saith unto him, disciples at the sea of Tiberias: and Yea, Lord: thou knowest that í on this wise showed he himself. I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed There were together Simon Peter, my sheep. He saith unto him the and Thomas called Didynus, and third time, Simon, son of Jonas, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and lovest thou me? Peter was grieved, the sous of Zebedee, and two other because he said uno him the third of his disciples. Simon Peter saith time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto them, I go a- - fishing. They unto him, Lord, thou knowest all say unto him, We also go with thee. things; thou knowest that I love thee. They went forth, and entered into Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. a ship immediately ; and that night Verily, verily, I say unto thee, they caught nothing. But when When thou wast young, thou gird

er.

edst thyself, and walkedst whither together with them, commanded thou wouldest: but when thou shalt them that they should not depart be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy from Jerusalem, but wait for the hands, and another shall gird thee, promise of the Father, which, saith and

carry thee wbither thou would- he, ye have heard of me. For John est not. This spake he, signifying by truly baptized with water; but ye what death he should glorify God. shall be baptized with the Holy And when he had spoken this, he Ghost not many days hence. When saith unto him, Follow me. Then they therefore were come together, Peter, turning about, seeth the dis- they asked of him, saying, Lord, ciple whom Jesus loved following; wilt thou at this time restore again which also leaned on his breast at the kingdom to Israel? And he supper, and said, Lord, which is he said unto them, It is not for you to that betrayeth thee? Peter seeing know the times or the seasons, which him, saith to Jesus, Lord, and what the Father hath put in his own powshall this man do? Jesus saith un- But ye shall receive power, to him, If I will that he tarry till I after that the Holy Ghost is come come, what is that to thee? Follow upon you: and ye shall be witnesses thou me.

Then went this saying unto me both in Jerusalem, and in abroad among the brethren, that all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto that disciple should not die: yet Je- the uttermost part of the earth. sus said not unto him, He shall not And when he had spoken these die; but, If I will that he tarry till I things, while they beheld, he was come, what is that to thee?

taken up; and a cloud received him LUKE 24: 45. Then opened he out of their sight. And, while they their understanding, that they might looked steadfastly toward heaven as understand the scriptures, and said he went up, behold, two men stood unto them, Thus it is written, and by them in white apparel ; which thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and also said, Ye men of Galilee, why to rise from the dead the third day; stand ye gazing up into heaven? and that repentance and remission this same Jesus, which is taken up of sins should be preached in his from you into heaven, shall so comie name among all nations, beginning in like manner as ye have seen him at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses go into heaven. of these things. And, behold, I send LUKE 24: 50. And he led them the promise of my Father upon you: out as far as to Bethany; and he but tarry ye in ihe city of Jerusa- lifted up his hands, and' blessed lem, until ye be endued with power them. And it came to pass, while from on high.

he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped bin, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy.

§ 14.

THE ASCENSION.

Acts 1: 4. And, being assembled

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