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T. Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my supplication :

P. In thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness.

T. And enter not into judgement with thy servant :

P. For in thy sight shall no man living be justified.

T. Cause me to hear thy loving-kindness in the morning :

P. For in thee do I trust.

T. Cause me to know the way, wherein I should walk:

P. For I lift up my soul unto thee.
T. Teach me to do thy will, for thou art my God:

P. Thy spirit is good ; lead me into the land of uprightness.

1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth, with his disciples, over the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and his disciples. And Judas, also, which betrayed him, knew the place, for Jesus oft-times resorted thither with his disciples.

Judas then, having received a band of men and officers from the chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns, and torches, and weapons. Then the band, and the captain, and the officers of the Jews, took Jesus, and bound him, and led him away to Annas, first; and Annas sent him bound unto Caiaphas, the high priest.

The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his doctrine. Jesus answered him, I spake

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openly to the world; I ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews always resort; and in secret have I said nothing. Why askest thou me ? ask them, which heard me, what I have said unto them: Behold, they know what I said.

And one of the officers, which stood by, struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so? Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil ; but if well, why smitest thou me? Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgement.

Pilate then went out to them, and said, What accusation bring ye against this man? They said unto him, If he were not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee. Then Pilate said unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to your law.

Then Pilate entered into the judgement-hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the king of the Jews ? Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of thyself, or did others tell it thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation, and the chief priests, have delivered thee unto me. What hast thou done?

Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world : If my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Pilate said unto him, Art thou a king, then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one,

that is of the truth, heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth?

And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all. But ye have a custom that I should release unto you one at the passover : Will ye therefore that I release unto you the king of the Jews? Then cried they all again, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas.

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He, that will love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile: For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: But the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

Teacher. I waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined unto me and heard my cry:

Pupils. Blessed is the man that maketh the Lord his trust.

T. Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord :

P. Let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

T. For innumerable evils have compassed me about:

P. My iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up.

T. They are more than the hairs of my head:
P. Therefore my heart faileth me.
T. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me:
P, O Lord, make haste to help me.

T. Let all those, that seek thee, rejoice and be glad in thee:

P. Let such, as love thy salvation, say continually. The Lord be magnified.

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T. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God :
P. When shall I coine and appear before God?

T. Why art thou cast down, O my soul ? and why art thou disquieted within me?

P. Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.

T. I will praise the Lord according to his righteousness :

P. And will sing praise to the name of the Lord most high.

Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail, king of the Jews! and they smote him with their hands. Pilate saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

Then came Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe: and Pilate saith unto them, Behold the man! When the chief priests and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him! Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him; for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

Pilate went again into the judgement-hall, and saith unto Jesus, Whence art thou ? but Jesus gave him no answer. Then saith Pilate, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not, that I have power to

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