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Before Pilate. in the city, and for murther, was cast Anno
Mar. xv. 12. in prison) *And Pilate answered, i 33:

.Minifte Luk. xxiii. 20. and said again to them, * willing to re- Mat.xxvii. Mat. xxvii. 21. lea se Jesus. *Whether of the train will 21.

ye that I release to you? They said, Be. Luk. xxiii, 22. rabbas. Pilare faith unto them, What 20.

Shall I do then with Jefus, which is cal-
Már. xv. 12. led Christ? * whom ye call the king of
Luk. xxiii. 21. the Jews? ** But they cried, saying, dMat.xxvii.
Mar. xv. 14. Crucifie bim, crucifie him. * Then Pi- 22, 23.

late said unto them, the third time, Mar.xv. 13,
Why, what evil bath he done? I have 14.
found no cause of death in him: I will

therefore chastise him, and let him go. Mat. xxvii. 23.** But they cryed out the more, fay. Mar. XV. Luk. xxiii. 23. ing, Let bim be crucified : * And the

voices of them, and of the chief Priests Luk. xxiii, prevailed.

* Then Pilate therefore took Jesus,
and scourged him, And the foldiers plat-
ted a crown of thorns, and put it on
his head, and they put on him a purple
3. robe, And faid, Hail king of the Jews :

and they smote him with their hands.
Pilate therefore went forth again, and
faith unto them, Behold, I bring him
forth to you, that ye may know that I
find no fault in bim.

Then came Jefus forth, wearing the
crown of thorns, and the purple robe.

And Pilate faith unto them, Bebold the
6, man. When the chief Priests therefore

and officers saw him, they cried out,
faying, Crucifie bim, crucifie him. Pie
late faith unto them, Take ye him and
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The Jews answered, We have a law, JudgmentHall.
Ægar 33. and by our Law he ought to dye, because7. Joh. xix.
Misilt. 4. he made himself the son of God. When.8,

Pilate therefore heard that saying, he
was the more afraid ; And went again 9,
into the judgment hall, and faith unto
Jesus, Whence art thou? But Jesus 10,
gave him no answer.Then faith Pilate un.
to him, Speakest thou not unto me? know.
est thou not that I have power to crucifie
thee, and have power to release ibee ? Je-11
sus answered, Thou couldpt have no power
at all against me, except it were given thee
from above : therefore be that delivered me
unto thee hath the greater fin. And from 12:
henceforth Pilate sought to release him :
but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let
this man go, thou art not Cæsar's friend:
whosoever maketh himself a king, Speak.
eth against Cæfar. When Pilaçe there- 13;
fore heard that faying, he brought Jesus
forth, and sat down in the judgment
feat , in a place that is called the
pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha.
And it was the preparation of the par- 14:
sover, and about the fixth hour : and
he faith unto the Jews, Behold your
king. But they cried out, Away with IS
bim, away with him, crucifie bim: Pi-
late faith unto them, Shall I crucifie
your king? The chief Priests answer
ed, We have no king but Cejar.

* When Pilate saw that he could pre. 24. Mat. xxvii,
vail nothing, but that rather a tumult
was made, he took water, and walhed
his hands before the multitude, saying,

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Jöh. xix. 25. perfon : see ye io it. Then anfwered all Ætat. 33.

the people, and said, His blood be on
Mar. xv. 15. us, and on our children. * Ard fo Pi.
Luk. xxiii. 24. late willing to content the people, * gave

sentence that it should be as they re. Mat. xxvii. 26. quired. *? Then released he Barabbas. Mar. xv. Luk. xxiii. 25. unto them; * him that for fedition and 13;

Luk. xxiii. murther was cast into prison, whom Mat. xxvii. 26. they had desired.

* b And when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to Luk. xxiii.

. 27: be crucified. Then the soldiers of the

Joh. xix. governour took Jesus into the common 16.

hall, * called (+) Pretorium ; * and ga. Mar. xv. Mar. xv. Mat. xxvii. 27.

thered unto him the whole band of 16,17, 18,
28. foldiers. And they (tripped him, and 19, 20.
29. 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: and they bowed the

knee before him, and mocked him,
30. saying, Hail king of the Jews. And

chey ipit upon him, and took the seed,
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 a.

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Judas hangs himself through despair.
THEN, Judas which

had betrayed 3. Mat. xxvii.

condemned, repented himself; and
brought again the thirty pieces of silver to
the chief Priests and Elders,saying, I have 4.
finned, in that I have betrayed the inno-
cent blood. And they said, Wbat is it
tous ? See thou to that. And he cast s.
down the pieces of silver in the temple,
and departed, and went and hanged him-

* And falling headlong, he burst 18. Afts i.
asunder in the midst, and all his bowels
gushed out. * And the chief Priests 6. Mar. xxvii.
took the silver pieces, and said, It is
not lawful for to put them into the trea-

fury, because it is the price of blood.
* Acts 1.18.2 And they took counsel and bought 7.
with them the potter's field to bury

*And it was known un- 19. Aits i.
to all the dwellers at Jerusalem, info-
much as that field is called in their pro-
per tongue, Aceldama, that is to say,
The field of blood. (* Then was ful. 9. Mat. xxvii.
filled that which was spoken by Jeremy
the prophet, saying, and they took the
thirty pieces of silver, the price of him
that was valued, whom they of the chil.
dren of Israel did value: and gave them 10,
for the potter's field, as the Lord appoin-
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Jefus is led out to the place of Exe

çution. He is crucified between two Robbers, one of which repents, and Jesus promises him the injoy. ment of Paradise. The words of Jesus while he hung on the Cross. His Death, and Miracles which preceded and followed it. The opinion of the Centurion and others

concerning Jesus, Joh. xix. 17. A went for this into a place called the

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place of a scull, which is called in the Luk. xxiii. 26. Hebrew Golgotha. ** And as they led • Mat.xxvii,

him away, they laid hold upon one Si-32.

mon a Cyrenian, coming out of the Mat, XV.41. Mar. X. 21. country, † the father of Alexander and Luk, xxiii. 24. Rufus, * and on him they laid the cross,

27. that he might bear it after Jesus. And

there followed him a great company of

people, and of women, which also be-
28. wailed and lamented him. But Jesus

turning unto them, said, Daughters of
Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep

for your selves, and for your children,
29. For bebold, the days are coming, in the

which they shall say, Blessed are the
barren, and the wombs that never bare,

and the paps which never gave. Juck.
3o. Then Mall they begin to say to the moun-

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