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him, and, bowing their knees, did him obeisance. 20 And having derided him, they stripped him of the purple, and put [his own] clothes on him; and Ted him out to crucify him.

21 AND they constrained one Simon, a Cyrenian, (the father of Alexander and Rufus,) who passed by, coming from the country, to bear his cross. 22 And they brought him to a place called Golgotha; which is, being interpreted, A place of sculls. 23 And they gave him to drink, wine mingled with myrrh: but he received it not.

24 And having crucified him, they parted among them his garments; casting lots for them, what every man should take. 25 And it was the third hour, when they crucified him. 26 And the inscription of his accusation was written over; THE KING OF THE JEWS. 27 And with him they crucified two robbers; one on his right hand, and another on his left. 28 [And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, "And he was numbered among transgressors."]

29 And those who passed by reviled him, shaking their heads, and saying, "Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, 30 save thyself, and come down from the cross." 31 In like manner also, the chief-priests, and the scribes, amongst themselves,deriding him, said, "He saved others; himself he cannot save. 32 Let the Christ, the king of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and

believe." And those who were crucified with him reproached him.

33 And the sixth hour being come, there was darkness over the whole land, till the ninth hour. 34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani ?" which is, being interpreted, My God, My God, wherefore hast thou forsaken me? 35 And some of those who stood by, hearing it, said, “ Behold he calleth for Elijah." 36 And one ran, and filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, "Forbear; let us see whether Elijah will come to take him down."

37 THEN Jesus, sending forth a loud cry, expired.

38 And the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. 39 And the centurion, who stood by over against him, observing that he thus cried out, and expired, said, Truly this man was the son of a god.'



40 And there were also women, beholding at a distance; among whom were Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the younger, and of Joses, and Salomé; 41 (now these, when he was in Galilee, followed him also, and ministered unto him;) and many other women, who came up with him to Jerusalem.

42 AND evening being now come, (because it was the day of preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,) 43 Joseph

of Arimathea, a senator of rank, and who also, himself, expected the reign of God, came, and courageously went in to Pilate, + and asked for the body of Jesus. 44 And Pilate wondered that he was already dead: and he called to him the centurion, and asked him whether he had been dead any time.

45 And being informed by the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph : 46 who bought linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a tomb which had been hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone to the entrance of the tomb. 47 And Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Joses, beheld where he was laid.

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CH. XVI. 1 AND the sabbath being past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of =James, and Salomé, bought sweet spices, that they mighted in another form, unto two of go and embalm him. them, as they were walking, and going into the country. 13 But on their returning and telling it to the rest: neither did they believe them.

6 And he said to them, "Be not terrified: ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified: he is risen; he is not here; see the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples, and Peter, that he will go before you into Galilee: there ye shall see him, as he said to you." 8 And they went out, and fled from the tomb; for trembling and consternation had seized them; but said nothing to any one; for they were afraid.


9 [NOW Jesus having arisen early on the first day of the week, appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven demons. 10 She went and told those that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11 But hearing that he was alive, and had been seen by her, they did not believe it.

2 And very early in the morning of the first day of the week, they came to the tomb at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said amongst themselves, "Who shall roll away the stone for us, from the entrance of the tomb?"" 4 (For it was very large.) But looking, they saw that the stone was rolled away. 5 And they entered into the tomb, and saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a white robe; and they were


14 Afterwards he appeared to the eleven themselves, as they were eating, and upbraided them with their incredulity and obstinacy, because they believed not those who had seen him, after he was risen.

15 And he said to them, "Go ye into all the world, and proclaim the good tidings to the whole creation. 16 He who believeth,

* Many copies omit the twelve last verses of this chapter; probably, as Jerom says, be eause they were thought to be irreconcileable with the other accounts of our Lord's resur


and is baptized, shall be saved ;* | by laying their hands upon them.” but he who believeth not shall be 19 SO then, after the Lord had condemned. 17 And these signs spoken to them, he was taken up shall follow those who believe: In into heaven, and sat on the right my name they shall cast out de- hand of God. 20 And as for them, mons; they shall speak in new they went forth, and proclaimed languages; 18 they shall take up the tidings every where ; serpents; and if they drink any Lord working with them, and deadly thing, it shall not hurt | confirming the word by signs folthem: they shall cure the sick, lowing.]



CHAP. I. wife was of the daughters of 1 SINCE many have under- Aaron, and her name was Elizataken to prepare an account of beth. 6 And they were both rightthose things which are fully be-eous in the sight of God, walking lieved amongst us; 2 according in all the commandments and as those delivered them to us, ordinances of the Lord without who from the beginning were blame. 7 And they had no child, eye-witnesses, and ministers of because Elizabeth was barren; the Word; 3 it hath seemed and they were both far advanced good to me also, having gained in years. exact knowledge of all things from the first, to write them to thee in order, most excellent Theophilus; 4 that thou mayest know the certainty of those things, in which thou hast been instructed.

5 IN the days of Herod, the king of Judea, there was a certain priest named Zachariah, of the course of Abijah: and his

8 And it came to pass that, while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, 9 according to the custom of the priesthood, his lot was to go into the temple of the Lord and to burn incense. 10 And the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of incense. 11 And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord,

"He, who professes faith in me, shall be admitted to the privileges of the christian community: he, who does not believe, shall remain under all the disadvantages of a heathen state."

Im. Ver. Note.

It appears from a comparison of 1 Chron. xxiv. 19, with chap. ix, 27, and with 2 Chron. xxiii. 8, and 2 Kings, xi. 6-7, that these courses of the Priests were weekly, or of seven days each, and began and ended on the Sabbath." Parkhurst.

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standing on the right hand of the temple. 22 And on his coming altar of incense. 12 And Zacha-out, he could not speak to them: riah was troubled at the sight, and they perceived that he had and fear fell upon him. seen a vision in the temple: for he made signs to them, and remained speechless. 23 And it came to pass as soon as the days of his ministration were accom |plished, he returned home.


13 But the angel said to him, "Fear not, Zachariah: for thy prayer hath been heard; and thy wife Elizabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John. 14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. 15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with a holy spirit, even from his birth. 16 And many of the sons of Israel he shall turn to the Lord their God. 17 More over he shall go before them, in the sight of God,* with the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the

24 And after those days his wife Elizabeth conceived, and she concealed herself five months, saying, 25" The Lord hath thus dealt with me, in the days wherein he hath looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.”


26 AND in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God, to a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin espoused to a man named Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's

Iren, and the disobedient by the wisdom of the righteous; to make ready for the Lord a prepared heople."

hearts of the fathers to their chil-name was Mary. 28 And the angel coming to her, said, “Hail, highly favoured virgin: the Lord be with thee: [blessed art thou among women."]

29 And she was much troubled at his saying, and considered what kind of salutation this could be. 30 And the angel said to her, "Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31 And behold, thou shalt conceive and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32 He shall be great, and shall be called a Son of the Most High: and the Lord God shall give to him the throne of his father David: 33 and he shall reign over the house "of Jacob to the ages; and of his reign there shall be no end."

18 And Zachariah said to the ingel," By what shall I know his? for I am an old man, and ny wife is far advanced in lears." 19 And the angel answering, said to him, "I am Gabriel, who attend in the presence of God; and I am sent to speak to thee, and to tell thee these glad idings. 20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day in which these things will be performed; because thou hast not believed my words; which shall be fulfilled in their season." 21 Now the people were expecting Zachariah, and wondered that he tarried so long in the

34 Then said Mary to the angel, "How can this be, since I

* Gr." And he shall proceed in his sight." See ver. 6, 15, 19, and 75.

know not a man ?" 35 And the forth all generations will pro angel answering, said to her, “A | nounce me happy. 49 For he that holy spirit shall come upon thee, is mighty hath done to me great and a power of the Most High | things; and holy is his name¦. shall overshadow thee: and 50 and his mercy is on those who therefore thy offspring will be fear him, to all generations. 51 holy, and shall be called a son of He showeth strength with his God. 36 And, behold, thy kins- | arm: he scattereth those who are woman Elizabeth, she also hath | proud in the imagination of their conceived a son, in her old age: hearts. 52 He putteth down the and this is the sixth month with | mighty from their thrones; and, her that was called barren. 37 For exalteth those of humble state. 53. with God nothing is impossible." He filleth the hungry with good 38 Then Mary said, " Behold the things; and the rich he sendeth servant of the Lord; be it unto away empty. 54 He supporteth me according to thy word." And Israel his servant, remembering the angel departed from her. mercy, 55 (as he promised to our fathers,) towards Abraham, and 56 And Mary abode with Elizabeth about three months, and returned home.




39 AND Mary arose in those days, and went into the mountain-his race to the age." ous country with haste, to a city of Judea, 40 and entered into the house of Zachariah, and greeted Elizabeth. 41 And it came to pass that, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb: and Elizabeth was filled with a holy spirit, 42 and spake out with a loud voice, and said, "Blessed art thou among women; and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. 43 And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For,

57 NOW Elizabeth's full time came, that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. 58 And her neighbours and her kin dred heard that the Lord had shown her great kindness; and they rejoiced with her. 59 And it came to pass, on the eighth day, that they came to circumcise the child; and would have called him Zachariah, after the name of hi father. 60 But his mother speak

lo, as soon as the voice of thy|ing, said, “Not so; but he shall be called John.” 61 And they said to her, " There is no one among thy kindred called by this name."


greeting sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. 45 And happy is she who believed that there would be a 62 Then they made signs to fulfilment of those things which his father, how he would have were told her from the Lord." him named. 63 And he beckoned 46 Then Mary said, "My soul for a writing-tablet, and wrote, magnifieth the Lord; 47 and my | saying, “His name is John.” And spirit rejoiceth greatly in God, | all wondered. 64 And forthwith my Saviour. 48 For he hath re- his mouth was opened, and his garded the humble state of his tongue loosed, and he spake, and servant: for, behold, hence-blessed God. 65 And fear came

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