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less than may suffice to eat the lamb, he shall take unto him his neighbour that joineth to his house, according to the number of souls which may be enough to eat the lamb. And it shall be a lamb without blemish, a male of one year; according to which rite also he shall kill a kid. And you shall keep it unto the fourteenth day of this month: and the whole multitude of the children of Israel shall sacrifice it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood thereof, and put it upon both the sideposts, and on the upper door posts of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. . And they shall eat the flesh that night roasted at the fire, and unleavened bread, with wild lettuce. You shall not eat thereof any thing raw, nor boiled in water, but only roasted at the fire: you shall eat the head with the feet and entrails thereof. Neither shall there remain any thing of it until morning. If there be any thing left, you shall burn it with fire. And thus you shall eat it: you shall gird your reins, and you shall have shoes on your feet, holding staves in your hands, and you shall eat in haste: for it is the Phase (that is the passage) of the Lord.
TRACT. Ps. cxxxix. — Eripe me, Domine, ab homine malo : a viro iniquo libera me, &c.
Deliver me, O Lord, from the evil man : rescue me from the unjust man. V. Who have devised iniquities in their hearts: all the day long they designed battles. V. They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent: the venom of asps is under their lips. V. Keep me, O Lord, froin the hand of the wicked and from unjust men deliver me. V. Who have proposed to supplant my steps; the proud have hid a net for me. V. And they have stretched out cords for a snare: they have laid for me a stumbling block by the way side. V. I said to the Lord; thou art my God; hear, O Lord, the voice of my supplicarion. V.O Lord, Lord the might of my salvation
cover thou iny head in the day of battle, V. Give me not up, O Lord, from my desire to the wicked: they have plotted against me, do not thou forsake me, lest they should triumph. V. The head of their compassing me about: the labour of their lips shall overwhelm them. V. But as for the just they shall give glory to thy name: and the upright shall dwell with thy countenance. The PASSION of our LORD JESUS CHRIST
according to John xviii. and xix. IT that time : Jesus went with his disciples over
2 the brook Cedron, where there was a garden, into which he entered with his disciples. And Judas also, who betrayed him, knew the place; because Jesus had often resorted thither together with his disciples. Judas therefore having received a band of soldiers, and servants from the chief priests and the Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns, and torches, and weapons. Jesus therefore knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth, and said to them : Whom seek ye? They answered him: Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus saith to them: I anı he. And Judas also, who betrayed him, stood with them. As soon therefore as he had said to them: I am he: they went backward, and fell to the ground. Again therefore he asked them: Whom seek ye? And they said: Jesus of Nazareth. Jesuis answered: I have told you, that I am he. If therefore you seek me, let these go their way. That the word might be fulfilled which he said: Of them whom thou hast given me, I have not lost any one. Then Simon Peter having a sword drew it: and struck the servant of the high-priest, and cut off his right ear. And the name of the servant was Malchus. Jesus then said to Peter: Put up thy sword into the scabbard: The chalice which my Father hath given me, shall I not drink it? Then the band, and the tribune, and the servants of the Jews took Jestis, and they bound him. And they led him away to Annas first, for he was father-in-law 10 Caiphas, who was the high-priest of that year. Now Caiphas was he who had given the counsel to the Jews:
That it was expedient that one man should die for the people. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. And that disciple was knowu to the high-priest, and went in with Jesus into the court of the high-priest. But Peter stood at the door without. The other disciple therefore who was known to the high-priest, went out, and spoke to the porteress, and brought in Peter. And the maid that was porteress, saith to Peter: Art not thou also one of this man's disciples : He saith: I am not. Now the servants and officers stood at a fire of coals, because it was cold, and warmed themselves. And with them was Peter also standing and warming himself. The high-priest then asked Jesus of his disciples and of his doctrine. Jesus answered him: I have spoken openly to the world : I have always taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither all the Jews resort ; and in secret I have spoken nothing. Why asketh thou me? ask them who have heard what I have spoken unto them: behold they know what things, I have said. And when he had said these things, one of the officers standing by, gave Jesus a blow, saying: Answerest thou the high-priest so? Jesus answered him: If I have spoken evil, give testimony of the evil: but if well, why strikest thou me? And Annas sent him bound to Caiphas the high-priest. And Simon Peter was standing, and warming himself. They said therefore to him: Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said: I am not. One of the servants of the high-priest (a kinsman to him whose ear Peter cut off saith to him: Did not I see thee in the garden with him? Then Peter again denied : and immediately the cock crew. Then they led Jesus froin Caiphas to the governor's hall And it was morning; and they went not into the hall, that they might not be defiled, but that they might eat the pasch. Pilate therefore went out to them and said : What accusation bring you against this man? They answered and said to him: If he were not a malefactor we would not have delivered him up to thee. Pilate then said to them: Take him you, and judge him according to your law. The Jews therefore said to him: It is not lawful for us to put any man to death. That the word of Jesus might be fulfilled which he said, signifying what death he should die: Pilate therefore went into the hall again, and called Jesus and said to him: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus answered: Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or have others told it thee of me? Pilate answered: Am I a Jew? Thy own nation, and the chief priest have delivered thee ip to me: what hast thou done? Jesus answered: My kingdom is not of this world. If my king om were of this world, my servants would certainly strive that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now my kingdom is not froin hence. Pilate therefore said w him: Art thou a king then? Jesus answered: Thou sayest, that I am a king. For this was I born, and for this I came into the world ; that I should give testimony to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice. Pilate saith to him: What is the truth? And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them: I find no cause in him. But you have a custom that I should release one unto you at the pasch: will you therefore that I release unto you the king of the Jews? Then cried they all again saying: Not this man but Barahbas. Now Barabbas was a robber. Then therefore Pilate took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platting a crown of thorns, put it upon his head: and they put on hin a purple garment. An 'they came to him, and said: IIail, king of the Jews
and they give him blows. Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith to them: Behold I bring him forth unto you, that you may know that I find no cause in hiin. (Jesus therefore came forth bearing the crown of thorns, and the purple garment.) And le saith to them: Behold the man. When the chief priests therefore and the servants had seen him, they cried out saying: Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Take him you, and crucify him: for I find no cause in him. The Jews answered him: We have a law; and according to that law he ought tu die, because he made himself the Son of God When Pilate therefore had heard this saying, he feared the more. And he entered into the hall again ; and he said to Jesus: Whence art thou ? But Jesus gave him no answer. Piláte therefore saith to himn : Speakest thou not to nie? knowest thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and I have power to release thee? Jesus answered: Thou shouldst not have any power against me, unless it were given thee from above. Therefore he that hath delivered me to thee, hath the greater sin. And fiom thenceforth Pilate sought to release him. But the Jews cried out, saying: If thou release this man, thou art not Cæsar's friend. For whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Cæsar. Now when Pilate had heard these words, he brought Jesus forth : and sat down in the judgment-seat in the place that is called Lithostrotos, and in the Hebrew Gabbatha, And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews: Behold your king. But they cried out: Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate saith to them: Shall I crucify your king ? The chief priests answered: We have no king but Cæsar. Then therefore he delivered him to them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him forth. And bearing his own cross, he went forth to that place which is caller