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I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me. And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death. Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a deyil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death. Are thou greater than our Father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead : whom makest thou thyself? Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing : it is my Father thac honoureth me, of whom ye say, that he is your God : yet ye have not known him; but I know him : and if Í should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying, Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day, and he saw it, and was glad. Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and haft thou seen Abraham ? Jesus said unto them, Verily, yerily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was,

Then took they up stones to cast at him : but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple.

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The Sunday next before Easier.

The Colleet. A God

towards mankind, haft fent thy Son our Saviour Jesus Christ, to take upon him our flesh, and to suffer death upon the cross, that all mankind should follow the example of his great humility ; Mercifully grant that we may both follow the example of his patience, and also be made par

PA RA P H R AS E.

On the COLLECT for the Sunday next before Eater. O all-powerful and everlasting God, who art a God of tender mercy (James v. 11.) and haft fent thy fon in likeness of finful Aeth, 3.) though he was before in the form of God, &c. (Phil

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(Rom being found in fashion as a man, to humble himlelf and become obedient unto death, even the death of the cross, (Pbil...i. 8.) Thewing by this an example of humility not to be equalled, we beseech' thee, for thy

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takers of his resurrection, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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The Epistle. Phil. ii.

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ET this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: but made himself of no reputa, tion, and took upon him the form of a fervant, and was made in the likness of men : and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a Name, which is above every name ; that at the Name of Jesus every knee hould bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confels

, that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the

Father.

The Gospel. St Matth. xxvii. 1.
'HEN the morning was come, all the chief priests

and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death. And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he law that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, I have finned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to ús ? see thou to that. And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood. And they took counfel, and bought with them the

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PARAPHRAS. E. bercies fake, to give us grace, that we may take example from his humi-, licy and patience whilft we continue here, and may hare with him in his blessed resurrection hereafter ; and this we beg for Jesus Christ his fake. Ainen.

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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 faw.chat 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

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