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they said therefore among themselves, Let us not rent it, but caft Lots for it, whose it shall be : That the SCRIPTURE might be fulfilled (M.) which was spoken by the Prophet, i7.] which faith, They PARTED my Raiment among them, and for my Vesture they did cast Lots. These Things therefore the Soldiers did. [M.) And fitting down they watched him there. (L.) And the People stood beholding.

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An Enumeration of the Blasphemies againf CHRIST

crucified. The Conversion of one of the Thieves crucified with him.

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ND they that paffed by, RLVILED him, wagging

their Heads, and saying, (Mr.] Ah, thou that destroyest the Temple, and buildeit it" in three Days, [M.] Save thy felf: If thou be the Son of God, come down from the Cross. Likewise also the ChIE PRIESTS MOCKING him (Mr.) among themselves, (M) with the Scribes and Elders, faid, (Mr.) He saved others, himself he cannot SAVE : [M.) If he be [Mr.) the CHRIST, (M.] the King of Israel, let him now come down from the Cross; [Mr.] that we may see, and BELIEVE (M.) him, [L.] let him save himself. (M.) He trusted in God, let him deliver him now if he will have him ; for he said, I AM the Son of God. (L.) And the Soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him Vinegar, and faying, If thou be the King of the Jews, save thy feíf. [M.] The Thieves also which were crucified with him, cast the same in his Teeth. (L.) And one of the Malefactors, which were hanged, railed on him, saying, If thou be CHRIST, fave thy self and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Doft not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same Condemnation ? And we iadeed JUSTLY; for we receive the due Rewards of our Deeds: but this Man hath done nothing AMISS. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comeft into thy KINGDOM. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Para. DISE,

CHRIST commends the Care of his Mother to John

The Sun is darkned. CHRIST complains that he

is forsaken of GOD. [7.]NOW there ftood by the Cross of Jesus, his Mo

THER, and his Mother's Sister, Mary the Wife of Cleophas; and Mary Magdalene. When Jéfis therefore faw his Mother, and the Disciple standing by, whom he loved, he faith unto his Mother, Woman, behold thy Son. Then faith he to the Disciple, Behold thy Mother. And from that Hour that Disciple took her unto his own Home. (L.) And it was about the sixth Hour. [Nir.] And when the fixth Hour was come, there was DARKNess over the whole Land until the NINTH Hour, [L.] and the Sun was DARRNED. [M.] And about the NINTH Hour, [Mr.) and at the ninth Hour, Fesus cried with a loud Voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, Lama Jabacha thani ? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, WHY HAST THOU FORSAKEN ME? And some of them that Atood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, [M.] this Man calleth for Elias.

They givé Vinegar to CHRIST being athirst. He

faith, All Things are finished ; and gives up bis Spirit, which he first commended to his Father.

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FTER this, Jesus knowing that all Things

were now ACCOMPLISHED, that the SCRIPTURE might be FULFILLED, faith, I THIRST. Now there was fet a Vefiel full of Vinegar, and they filled the Spunge with Vinegar, and put it upon Hyffop, and put it to his Mouth. For [M] straightway one of them ran, and took a Spunge, and filled it with Vinegar, and put it on a Reed, and gave him to drink, (Mr.) saying, Let alone, let us see whether Elias will come to take him down. (M.] The relt said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him. [7] When Fesus therefore had received the Vinegar, he said, I'r is FINISHED. (M.] Fesz's when he had cried again with a loud Voice, (L.) he

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said, FATHER, into thy Hands I commend my SPIRIT: And having said thus, [Mr.) and cried with a loud Voice, (F.) he bowed his Head, and gave up the GHOST.

The Miracles that followed Christ's Deatb.

[M.)AND behold, the Vall of the Temple was rent

in twain, from the Top to the Bottom, and the EARTH did quake, and the Rocks rent, and the GRATES were opened, and many Bodies of SAINTS which slept, AROSE, and came out of the Graves after his Resurrection, and went into the holy, City, and APPEARED unto many. (L.) When the Centurion, (Mr.) which stood over against him, (L.] saw what was done, (Mr.) that he fo cried out, and gave up the Ghost, (L.) he GLORIFIED God, saying, Certainly this was a RIGHTEOUS Man, [Mr.] Truly this Man was the Son of God. (M.) And when they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the Earthquake, and those things that were done, they FEARED greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. [L.] And all the People that came together to that Sight, beholding the Things which were done, SMOTE their Breafts, and returned. And all his Acquaintance stood afar off

, (M.) and many Women were there, beholding afar off, [ Mr.] among them was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the Mother of fames the Less, and of Foses and Salome; [M] the Mother of Zeberice's Children : (Mr.] who also when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministred untu him; and many other women which came up with him (L.) from Giililee [Nir.] unto Jerusalem, [L.) baholding these Things. [7.] The Feous therefore, because it was the Preparation, that the Bodies should not remain on the Crofs on the Sabbath Day (for that Sabbath Day was an high Day) befought Pilcite that their Legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then came the Soidiers, and brake the Legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him : but when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his Legs. But one of the Soldiers with a Spear pierced his Şidi, and forth with came there out BLOOD and WATER. And he that saw it, bare record, and his

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record is true: and he knoweth that he faith true, that ye might BELIEVE. For these Things were done, that the SCRIPTURE should be fuLFILLED, A Bone of him Ihall not be BROKEN. And again, another Scripture fajih, They shall look on him whom they PIERCED.

CHRIST's Burial.

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come, (because it was the Preparation, that is, the Day before the Sabbath) [M.) there came a rich Man, [L.] of Arimathea, a City of the Jews, [M.] named

Fojeph, Mfr.] an honourable Counfellor, (L.) and he was a good Man, and a just. The same had not consented to the council and deed of them, [M.] who also himself was Jesus Disciple, [3.] bue secretly, for fear of the Jews; (L.) who also himlelf waited for the Kingdom of God. This Man (Mr.) went in boldly unto Pilate, and [M.] coming to Filate, begged the Body of Fejus: for [7.] he befought Pilate, that he might take away the Body of Fefus. [Mr.) And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead : and calling unto him the Centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the Centurion, 17.] Pilate gave him leave, and [M.] commanded the Body to be delivered, and [Mr.) be gave the Body to Joseph :[7.] He came therefore and took the Body of Jejus. [Mr.) And he bought fine Linen, and took him down. (11.) And when 7ofeph had taken the Budy, he wrapped it in a clean linen Cloth : [7.] And there came also Nicodemus, (which at the first came to Jesus by Night) and brought a Mixture of Myrrh and Aloes, about an hundred Pound weight. Then took they the Body of Fesz!s, and wound it in linea Cloaths, with the Spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now in the Place where he was crucified, there was a Garden, and in the Garden a new Sepulchre, wherein was never Man yet laid. (M.) And he laid it in his own new Tomb, (L.) that was hewed in Stone, [M.] which, he had hewn out of the Rock, (L.) wherein never man before was laid ; [M.] and he rolled a great Stone to the Door of the Sepulchre, and departed. (L.) And that Day

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was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew on. [7.] There laid they Jesus therefore, because of the fews Preparation Day, for the Sepulchre was nigh at hand. [M.] And there was Mary Magdalen, and the other Alarg', [Mr.) the Mother of Foses. [L.] And the Women alto which came with him from Galilee, followed after, [M.] fitting over against the Sepulchre, [Mr.] beheld where he was laid, (L.] and beheld the Sepulchre, and how his Body was laid; and they returned, and prepared Spices, and rested the Sabbath Day, according to the Commandment. [M] Now the next Day that followed the Day of the Preparation, the CHIEF PRIESTs and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, We remember that that Deeejyer faid, while he was yet alive, after three Days I will rise again: command therefore that the Sepulchre be made sure until the third Day, left his Disciples come by Night, and steal him away, and say unto the People, he is risen from the Dead : so the last Error shall be worse than the first. Pilate said unto them, Ye have a Watch ; go your way, make it as sure as you can. So they went and made the Sepulchre fure, sealing the Stone, and feiting a Watch,

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The History of Our Saviour's Resurrec

tion, and the Resurrection from the Death of Sin, and of the general Refurrection.

Tbe Women which follow CHRIST from Galilee,

come to the Sepulcbre.

Matt. xxviii 1. Mark xvi. I. Luke xxiv. I. John xx. I. [Mr.] ND when the Job

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