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crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power against me, except it were given thee from above.

From thenceforth Pilate sought to release him; but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Cesar's friend. When Pilate heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgement-seat, and saith unto the Jews, Behold your king! But they cried out, Away with him, away with him! Crucify him! Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answered, We have no king, but Cesar.

Then delivered he him unto them, to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he, bearing his cross, went forth into a place, called Golgotha, where they crucified him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross : and the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour, that disciple took her unto his own home.

After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were accomplished, saith, I thirst. And they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. When Jesus had received the vinegar, he

said, It is finished : And he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. And one of the soldiers, with a spear, pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water.

After this, Joseph of Arimathea (being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly, for fear of the Jews) besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus ; and Pilate gave him leave. He came, therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, (which at first came to Jesus by night,) and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes, with the spices.

Now in the place where he was crucified, there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus, because of the Jews' preparation-day, for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

Our Father, which art in heaven, &c.

6 'Tis finished,” our Immanuel cries;

The dreadful work is done;
Hence shall his sovereign throne arise ;

His kingdom is begun.

His cross a sure foundation laid

For glory and renown,
When through the regions of the dead

He passed to reach the crown

XLIX.

The Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save: neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear.

Blessed is the man, that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. Unto the upright there ariseth light in darkness : The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance.

Teacher. Blessed be the name of the Lord, from this time forth and for evermore :

Pupils. From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same, the Lord's name be praised.

T. The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens :

P. Who is like unto the Lord our God, who dwelleth on high?

T. Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth.

P. He shall spare the poor and needy, and precious shall be their blood in his sight.

T. The Lord is the portion of mine inheritance:

P. I will bless the Lord, who hath given me counsel.

T. I have set the Lord always before me:

P. Because he is at my right hand, I shall never be moved.

T. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth:

· P. My flesh also shall rest in hope.

T. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell :

P. Neither wilt thou suffer thy Holy One to see corruption.

T. Thou wilt show me the path of life:

P. In thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. - T. Lift up your heads, O ye gates :

P. And be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in.

T. Who is the King of glory?
P. The Lord of hosts; He is the King of glory.

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene, early, while it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. And as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, and seeth two angels in white, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou ? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And when she had said this, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus, standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou ? whom seekest thou ? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary! She turned herself, and saith unto him, Master !

Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father : but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and your God. Mary came and told the disciples, that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

Then the same day, at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut, where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord.

Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you : as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost.

But Thomas, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples, therefore, said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

And after eight days, again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them : Then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side ; and be not faithless, but believing

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