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potter's field, to bury strangers in. Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day. (Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, say. ing, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value, and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.) And Jesus stood before the governor; and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jefus said unto him, Thou sayeit. And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. Then said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he answered him to never a word, insomuch that the governor marvelled greatly. Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner whom they would. And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate faid unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus, which is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. When he was set down on the judgment-leat, his wife sent unto him saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him. But the chief priefts and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. The governor answered and said unto them, Whether of the iwain will ye that I release unto you? They said, Barabbas. Pilaté faith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus, which is called Chrift? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified. And the governor faid, Wly, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified, When Pilate he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person : fee ye to it. Then answered all the people, and laid, His blood be on us, and on our children. Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common


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hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. And they (tripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand i and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews. And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and Smote him on the head. And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him. And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name : him they compelled to bear his cross. And when they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is to say, A place of a skull, they gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall: and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. And they crucified him, and parted his garments. cafting lots : that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and, upon my verture did they cast lots. And fitting down, they watched him there ; and set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Then were there two thieves crucified with him : one on the right hand, and another on the left. And they that paffed by reviled him, wagging their heads, and saying, Thou that destroyeft the temple, and buildeft it in three days, fave thyself; If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, He saved others, himself he cannot save : if he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he will have him; for he said, I am the Son of God. The thieves also which were crucified with him caft the same in his teeth. Now from the fixth hour there was darknels over all the land unto the ninth hour. And about the ninth hour Jefus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama fabachthoni? that is to say, My God, my God, why halt thou forsaken me? Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, fad, This man' calleth for Elias. And straightway one of then ran, and took a {punge, and filled ic svith vinegar,


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and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, let us fee whether Elias will come to save him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghoft. And behold, the vail of the temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent, and the graves were opened, and many bodies of faints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, laying, Truly this was the Son of God.

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Monday before Easter.

For the Epiftle. Isaiah lxiii. 1.
HO is this that cometh from Edom, with dyed gar-

ments from Bozrah? this that is glorious in his apparel, travelling in the greatness of his strength? I that speak in righteousness, mighty to save. Wherefore art thou red in thine apparel, and thy garments like him that tread. eth in the wine fat? I have troden the wine-press alone, and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury, and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold : therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me, and my fury ic upheld me. And I will tread down the people in mine anger, and make them drunk in my fury, and I will bring down their strength to the earth. I will mention the loving kindnesses of the Lord, and the praises of the Lord, according to all that the Lord hath bestowed on us, and the great goodness towards the house of Israel, which he hath bestowed on them, according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. For he said, Surely they are my people, children that will not

lie: lo he was their Saviour. In all their affliction he was amicted, and the angel of his presence saved them : in his love, and in his pity he redeemed them, and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old. But they rebelled, and vexed his holy Spirit, therefore he was turned to be their enemy, and he fought against them. Then he remembered the days of old, Moles and his people, saying, Where is he that brought them up out of the sea with the shepherd of his flock? Where is he that put his holy Spirit within him ? that led them by the right hand of Mofis, with his glorious arm, dividing the water before them, to make himself an everlasting Name? That led them through the deep as an horse in the wilderness, that they should not stumble? As a beast goeth down into the valley, the Spirit of the Lord caused him to rest: so didit thou lead thy people, to make thyself a glorious Name. Look down from heaven, and behold from the habitation of thy holiness, and of thy glory: Where is thy zeal, and thy strength, the founding of thy bowels, and of thy mercies towards me ? are they reftrained ? Doubtless thou art our Father, though Abraham be ignorant of us, and Israel acknowledge us not : thou, O Lord, art our Father, our Redeemer, thy Name is from everlasting. O Lord, why haft thou made us to err from thy ways ? and hardened our hearts from thy fear ? Return for thy servants fake, the tribes of thine inheritance. The people of thy holiness have poflefied it but a little while : our adversaries have troden down thy fanctuary. We are thine, thou never barest rule over them ? they were not called by thy Name.

Tke Gospel. St Mark xiv. 1.
FTER two days was the feast of the passover, and of

unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes tought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death. But they faid, Not on the feast day, left there be an uproar of the people. And being in Bethany, in the house of Simon the leper, as he fat at meat, there came a woman, having an alabalter-béx of ointment of spikenard, very precious; and Mae brake the box, and poured it on his




head. And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the ointment made ? For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have been given to the poor : and they murmured against her. And Jesus said, Let her alone, why trouble you her? The hath wrought a good work on me. For ye have the poor with you always, and whenfoever ye will, ye may do them good, but me ye have not always. She hath done what he could : she is come aforehand to anoint ny body to the burying. Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this Gospel Thall be preached throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done, shall be spoken of for a memorial of her.. And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he fought how he mighe conveniently betray him. And the first day of unleavened bread, when they killed the passover, his disciples faid unto him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare, that thou mayeft eat the passover ? And he sendeth forth two of his disciples, and faith unto them, Go ye into the city, and there shall met you a man bearing a pitcher of water : follow him. And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the good-man of the house, The Master Taich, Where is the gueft-chamber, where I shall eat the passover with my difciples ? And he will shew you a large upper room furnished, and prepared : there make ready for us. And his disciples went forth, and came into the city, and found as he had said unco them: and they made ready the passover. And in the evening he cometh with the twelve. "And as they fat, and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I ? And he answered and said unto them, it is one of the twelve that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him : but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed : good were it for that man, if he had never been born. And as they did car, Jelus took bread, and blessed, and brake it,



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