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tell you, ye will not believe: and if I also ask you, ye will not answer me, nor let me go. Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the power of God. Then said

they all, Art thou then the Son of God? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. And they said, What need we any further witness? for we ourselves have heard of his own mouth.

CHAPTER XXIII

May 5, Morning; November 5, Evening. AND the whole multitude

of them arose, and led him unto Pilate. And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow pervert ing the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cæsar, saying that he himself is Christ a King. And Pilate asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answered And he answered him and said, Thou sayest it. Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I find no fault in this man. And they were the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. When Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilæan. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at Jerusalem at that time. And when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceeding glad for he was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. Then he questioned with him in many words; but he answered him nothing. And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent

him again to Pilate. And the
same day Pilate and Herod
were made friends together:
for before they were at en-
mity between themselves. And
Pilate, when he had called
together the chief priests and
the rulers and the people, said
unto them, Ye have brought
this man unto me, as one that
perverteth the people: and,
behold, I, having examined
him before you, have found
no fault in this man touching
those things whereof ye accuse
him no, nor yet Herod: for
I sent you to him; and, lo,
I
nothing worthy of death is
done unto him. I will there-
fore chastise him, and release
him. (For of necessity he
must release one unto them
at the feast.) And they cried
out all at once, saying, Away
with this man, and release
unto us Barabbas: (who for
a certain sedition made in the
city, and for murder, was cast
into prison.) Pilate therefore,
willing to release Jesus, spake
again to them. But they cried,
saying, Crucify him, crucify
him. And he said unto them
the third time, Why, what
evil hath he done? I have
found no cause of death in
him I will therefore chastise
him, and let him go. And
they were instant with loud
voices, requiring that he might
be crucified. And the voices
of them and of the chief
priests prevailed. And Pilate

gave sentence that it should be as they required. And And he released unto them him that for sedition and mur

der was cast into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

May 6, Morning; November 6, Evening. AND ND as they led him away, be the king of the Jews, save they laid hold upon one thyself. And a superscription Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out also was written over him in of the country, and on him letters of Greek, and Latin, they laid the cross, that he and Hebrew, THIS IS THE might bear it after Jesus. And KING OF THE JEWS. And there followed him a great one of the malefactors which company of people, and of were hanged railed on him, women, which also bewailed saying, If thou be Christ, save and lamented him. But Je- thyself and us. But the other sus turning unto them said, answering rebuked him, sayDaughters of Jerusalem, weep ing, Dost not thou fear God, not for me, but weep for your seeing thou art in the same selves, and for your children. condemnation? And we inFor, behold, the days are deed justly; for we receive coming, in the which they the due reward of our deeds: shall say, Blessed are the bar- but this man hath done noren, and the wombs that never thing amiss. And he said bare, and the paps which never unto Jesus, Lord, remember gave suck. Then shall they Then shall they me when thou comest into thy begin to say to the mountains, kingdom. And Jesus said unto Fall on us; and to the hills, him, Verily I say unto thee, Cover us. For if they do these To day shalt thou be with me things in a green tree, what in paradise. And it was about shall be done in the dry? the sixth hour, and there was And there were also two other. a darkness over all the earth malefactors, led with him to until the ninth hour. And be put to death. And when the sun was darkened, and the they were come to the place, veil of the temple was rent which is called Calvary, there in the midst. And when Jesus they crucified him, and the had cried with a loud voice, malefactors, one on the right he said, Father, into thy hands hand, and the other on the I commend my spirit: and left. Then said Jesus, Father, having said thus, he gave up forgive them; for they know the ghost. Now when the cennot what they do. And they turion saw what was done, he parted his raiment, and cast glorified God, saying, Certainly lots. And the people stood this was a righteous man. And beholding. And the rulers also all the people that came towith them derided him, say-gether to that sight, beholding ing, He saved others; let him save himself, if he be Christ, the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and saying, If thou

the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

May 7, Morning; November 7, Evening.

AND, behold, there was a

man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a good man, and a just: (the same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of Arimathæa, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on. And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment, ANY CHAPTER XXIV.

Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain other's with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found

not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments and as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? he is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words, and returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

May 8, Morning; November 8, Evening. AND, behold, two of them

went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were

holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of com-. munications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these

days? And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, Coneerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their

sight. And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures? And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them, saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread. And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they, had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have. And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? and they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. And he took it, and did eat before them. And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, and said unto them. Thus it is written, and thus it behoved

Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from

on high. And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. blessed them. And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy: and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO

ST. JOHN.

CHAPTER I.

May 9, Morning; November 9, Evening.

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IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. A things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. John bare witness of him, and cried, saying, This was he of whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me: for he was before me. And of his fulness have all we received, and grace for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him. And this is the record of John, when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, Who art thou? And he confessed, and denied not; but confessed, I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then? Art thou Elias? And he saith, I am not. Art thou

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