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25 Then answer
25. The People all replied; We
us and our Posterity.
26. Pilate then released unto them
Barabbas. And when he had scourged them: and when he had fcourged Jesus, Jejus, and found that neither would he delivered him to †. That satisfy the People, he delivered + See John be crucified. him to them to be crucified.
27 Then the fol
27. Then * the Soldiers came a-
their whole Company, to abuse and
28 And they strip 28. And because they had heard that
scarlet they stript him of his own Cloaths, robe.
and in derifion put upon him a Scarlet
29. Then setting upon his Head a
and him, and in mockery faluted him as
30. And they scornfully spit upon
before him ,
** It appears from the History, John xix, that some of these
31. And when they were
with 31 And after that mocking and abufing him, they difrobed they had mocked him of his Royal Attire, and put his him, they took the
robe off from him, own Cloaths on again, and led him a
his own raiway with the * Cross upon his Should
ment on him, and ers to be crucified.
led him away to cru
cify him. 32. And as they were going out of 32 And as they the City, they met with one Simon came out, they found a Cyrenian; and because Jesus was
a man of Cyrene, Si
mon by name, him weary and not able to carry the Cross any farther, or because they suspected bear his crols.
they compelled to Simon to be a Favourer of Jesus, they compelled him to carry the Cross after them.
were come unto a
Eg 34. And when they came to 33 And when they the place, which, from Malefactors being used to be executed therein, was place called Golgocalled Golgotha, that is, the Place of a
tha, that is to say, a Skull, they gave Jesus' + a Portion of place of a Skull
, Vinegar, mixed with Gall; but when vinegar to drink,
34 They gave him he talted it, he refused to drink. mingled with gall :
and when he had tafted thereof,
would not drink. 35. Then nailing him to the Cross, 35 And they cruthey stripped him; and some of his cified him, and part
ed Cloaths they divided among them, and
his garments, for the rest they caft Lots; fulálling cafting lots: that it that Prophecy, (Psal. xxii, 18.) They which was spoken by
might be fulfilled parted my Garments among them, and the prophet, they par. cast Lots upon my Vesture.
ted my garments among them, and upon my verture did they caft lots.
* Some Learned Men think it was only that Piece of Wood which was to be fastened across the Stake.
| Instead of a stupefying Potion usually given in compassion to Malefactors.
36 And fitting 36. And they appointed a Watch, down, they watched to tarry by him, and to take care that him there :
his Disciples might not come and take
37 And set up over 37. And that all who passed by,might his head, his accusati- know who he was, and the Crime for on written, THIS which he was crucified ; they put up IS JESUS THE KING OF THE over his Head this Inscription, JESUS JEWS.
KING OF THE JEWS. 38 Then
38. They crucified also with him two there two thieves Robbers, one on each side ; that seeing crucified with him : him executed in the midft of such no
the right corious Malefactors, the People might hand, and another be the more strongly prejudiced to beon the left. 39 And they
lieve him an Impostor. that passed by reviled 39 & 40. Moreover they which parhim, wagging their sed by, shaking their Heads at him in heads,
a jeering and insulting manner, faid; 40 And saying, *Well could you indeed pull down the Seech. Thou that destroyest Temple and build it again in three xxvi, 16. the temple, and Days time, who are not now able to buildeft it in three
fave days, save thy felf:
your self from Death. If you be, if thou be the Son of as you pretended, the Son of God; Ged, come down make proof now of your Power, and from the cross. come down from the Cross.
41 Likewise also the chief priests
41 & 42. In like manner the Chief mocking him, with Priests, and Scribes, and Elders mockthe scribes and elders, ing and deriding him, said ; He pre42 He saved o
tended to do great Miracles for the dethers, himself he livering of other Men from Diseases and cannot fave: if he Death, but you see he cannot now delibe the King of If ver Himself; If he be indeed the Melrael, let him now siah, let him but give us this one Decome down from the monftration of it, and we shall have cross,and we will be: fome Reason to believe him. lieve him.
43 He trusted in God; let him deliver him now if he will 43. He made a show of trust and have him : for he relying upon God, calling him his Fasaid, I am the Son
thery of God.
ther, and pretending to be sent by him:
it impossible for him now to escape, + See the
44. + One of the Robbers also, 44 The thieves Marginal which were crucified with him, re
also which were cru.
cified with him, cast Ch. xxvi.8. proached him after the same manner.
the same in his teeth.
45 Now from the 45. I Now from Mid-day till Three fixth hour there was a Clock in the Afternoon, there was darkness over all the miraculous Darkness all the land until the ninth Land.
46. And about Three a Clock, Jesus 46 And about the being in the Agony of Death, cried out ninth hour Jesus cri. with a loud Voice, Eli, Eli, lama fa- ed with a loud voice, bachthani ? That is, My God, My fabachthani, that is
faying, Eli, Eli, lama God, why haft thou forfaken me? Psal. to say, My God, my xxii, 1.
God, why haft chou
forsaken me? 47. Which words, some of them
47 Some of them that stood by, hearing, and not under- that stood there,
tanding, but being ignorantly deceived when they heard by the like found of different words, that, said, This man said: He calls upon Elias to come and calleth for Elias. help him,
48 And straightway one of them ran,
and took a sponge, 48. Then one rạn, and filled a Sponge and filled it «vith with Vinegar, and with a Reed lifted vinegar, and put it it up to him to drink.
on a reed, and gave
it to him to drink. 49. But others said ; Nay, let him 49 The rest said, alone; tarry, and see whether Elias Let be, let us see will come to help him.
whether Elias will come to save him.
*YBM'3 Psal. xxii, 8. Which the Septuagint renders o to θέλει αυτόν,
50 Jesus, when 50. Ş Presently after, Jesus' cried he had cried again out again with a loud Voice, saying ; with a loud voice, All that God has appointed and the yielded up the ghoft. Prophets foretold I should suffer, is now
finished ; And recommending his Soul
into the Hands of God, he died. 51 And behold, 51. And immediately the Veil which the vail of the tem- parted the Holy of Holies from the ple
rent in Sanctuary, was rent in pieces; fignitytwain, from the toping the diffolution of the Jewish Oecoto the bottom ; and nomy or Dispensation, and the opening the earth. did quake,
to all Believers * and the rocks rent.
an entrance into the * Heb. £ Holiest, that is, into Heaven, by the 19, 20.
Blood of Jesus. The Earth also trem52 And the graves bled, and the Rocks were cleaved ; figwere opened, and nifying that some great alterations were many bodies of faints working by the mighty and immediate which slept, arose.
Power of God, 53 And came out of the graves after
52 & 53. The Sepulchres also of his resurrection, and the Dead were opened, and many Bowent into the holy dies of Holy Men aruse, and appeared city, and appeared after Christ's Resurrection to many unto many
that dwelt in Jerusalem ; Signifying
Truly this was the ness of these Prodigies, said ; Certainly
this was at least an Innocent Person, if 55 And many wo
not more than a Man. men were there (beholding afar off)
55 & 56. Many Women also, who which followed Je had travelled along with Jesus from fus from Galilee, mi- Galilee, and supplied him with Necefnistring unto him. saries in his Journey, stood at a distance
56 Among which from the Cross, and were Eye-witnerwas Mary Magda- ses of these things; as Mary-Magdalen lene, and Mary the and Mary the Mother of James and mother of James and foles, and Salome the Mother of John ther of Zebedee's and the other James; with others. children.
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