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royalty, in mockage and derision : as first, they clad him with a scarlet robe.

XXVII. 29 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, &c. Then, for his crown, they foutingly put upon his head a wreath of thorns platted together; and, instead of a sceptre, they gave him a reed in his band; and, in an open mockage, they bowed their knees to him, and jeeringly saluted him with the royal acclamation of, Hail, King of the Jews.

XXVII. 34 They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall : and when he had tasted thereof, he would not drink. They gave unto him, according as they were wont to do unto condemned malefactors, a potion of sharp wine, mixed with myrrh, and other bitter compositions; which he tasted of, but would not drink.

XXVII. 44 The thieves also, which were crucified with him, cast the same in his teeth. All sorts were ready to cast their taunting and opprobrious speeches upon him : not only the scribes and the priests and the multitude, but even the very thieves had their mouths open against him ; for, one of those thieves, that was crucified with him, scornfully upbraided his Passion to him.

XXVII. 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour. Now, from twelve of the clock until three in the afternoon, there was a darkness over all the land: God, by this, purposing to shew unto the world, by this unusual change of the course of nature, that there was a violence offered to the God of Nature, which he abhorred; and the delinquents had cause to be stricken with remorse for :

XXVII. 46 And about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And, about three of the clock in the afternoon, Jesus cried out with a loud voice, in the words of the prophet David, his true and ancient type, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? which he did in a deep sense of his Father's wrath unto mankind, in whose stead he now underwent that, which was due for the sins of the whole world : while he said, Why hast thou forsaken me? implying that God had, for the time, withdrawn from him the sense and vision of his comfortable presence; and while he said, My God, implying the strength of his faith, whereby he did firmly apprehend the sure and gracious aid of his Eternal Father,

XXVII. 47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias. Some of them, that stood there, when they heard him say Eloi, whether mistaking the likeness of the word, or whether wilfully

scorning him in this passionate expression of his grief, said, This man calleth for Elias.

XXVII. 51, 52, 53 And, behold, the veil 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 saints which slept arose, And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many. And, behold, that the Jews might now understand, that, by the death of this Son of God, all the Mosaical ceremonies and rites were at a full end, the veil of the temple, which was before the Holy of Holies, rent in pieces, from the top to the bottom; and, that they might see the God of Heaven and Earth suffered under their hands, as the heavens testified their interest in him by subdoing their light, so did the earth by the quaking and agitation thereof, and by the rending of her rocks; Yea, the very graves were opened, and many bodies of the saints, which had long lain therein, now, by the Almighty power of their dying Saviour, arose, And came out of their graves, to attend him who was the First Fruits of the dead ; the Author of the happy resurrection of his chosen ; and, therefore, upon the Resurrection of this Son of God, the Lord of Life, they arose, and went into the city of Jerusalem, and shewed themselves to many, whom they had been formerly known unto.

XXVII. 54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. Now, when the Centurion, though a mere heathen, and the Roman soldiers that were with him, saw the darkness and the earthquake, and the manner of Christ's death, his patience, his mercy, his voluntary and sweet expiration, they were stricken with great fear, saying, This Jesus was put to death as upon pretence of blasphemy, for that he gave out bimself for the Sou of God; but all these things plainly shew, that he said nothing but truth, of himself: doubtless he was no other, than that he said of himself, the Son of God.

XXVII. 56 Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children, This while, there was no news of bis Disciples : they, except John only, had withdrawn themselves ; but many women, who had been very ready to attend Christ, and to minister unto him, in his journey froin Galilee to Jerusalem, stoori within sight, though not very near to his Cross ; sadly beholding all that was done unto him.

XXVII. 61 And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other. Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre. Now there was Mary Magdalene, and that other Mary the mother of James, sitting over against the sepulchre, that they might take good-view of the place where Jesus was laid ; parposing to

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XXVII. 62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate. Now, the next day, that followed the preparation day, being both the Sabbath day and the day of the Passover, the chief priests, now not regarding the sacred solemnity thereof out of their malice to Christ, came together to the Roman Governor, Pilate,

XXVII. 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch; go your way, make it as sure as you can. Ye have a guard of soldiers, which, out of the tower of Antonia, are designed to this service ; go your way ; set sure watch upon the sepulchre.

XXVIII, 1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week. In the night after the Sabbath, when it was dawning toward the morning of the first day of the week,

XXVIII. 18 All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth, All power is given to me both in heaven and earth, as Mediator betwixt God and Man ; neither is this power at this time conveyed unto me, which before I had not; but now, by this my glorious and triumphant Resurrection, it is manifested to you and the world, that I am invested with this power,

XXVIII. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. By virtue whereof, I give you, my Apostles, commission and charge, to go teach all nations of the world ; adding to your doctrine the seal of holy Baptism, whereby ye shall initiate all believers into iny Church : baptizing them, as, by calling upon the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost, one in essence, three in distinction of persons ; so, in the authority of the same One God, and into the profession of the faith and religion of that one God, distinguished by those three co-eternal and co-equal persons, blessed for ever.

XXVIII. 20 And, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world, Amen, And, lo, howsoever my bodily presence shall be seduced from you, yet, in my Spirit and Infinite Deity, I will be ever present with you, to protect and bless you, and my whole Church, to the end of the world,

THE GOSPEL OF ST, MARK. 1. 2 Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee. See Malachi iii. 1.

I, 3 The voice of one crying in the wilderness, &c. See Isaiah xl, 3,

1. 5 And were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessa ing their sins. And, as John preached unto them repentance, that they might be capable of the remission of their sins, so they accordingly practised it; for those, that came to be baptized of him, presented themselves to him with an humble confession of their sins.

I. 6 And John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a girdle of a skin about his loins ; and he did eat locusts and wild honey. See Matthew iii. 4.

I. 8 I indeed have baptized you with water : but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. See Matthew iii. 11.

I. 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. See Matthew iii. 16.

I. 12 And immediately the spirit driveth him into the wilderness. See Matthew iv. 1.

I. 17 And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you fishers of men. See Matthew iv. 19.

I. 22 And they were astonished at his doctrine : for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. See Matthew vii. 28, 29.

I. 34 And he suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew him. And he suffered not the evil spirits to profess their knowledge of him; because he would not have him, who is the Father of Lies, to slander and disgrace the truth by his testimony.

1. 44 Offer for thy cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony unto them. See Matthew viii. 4.

I. 45 Insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into the city, but was without in desert places : and they came to him from every quarter. Insomuch as Jesus, who purposely shunned the confuences and applauses of the people, found it not fit for him to enter openly into the city any more, &c.

II. 5 Son, thy sins be forgiven thee. See Matthew ix. 2.

II. 10 But that ye may know that the Son of Man hath power on earth to forgive sins, she saith to the sick of the palsy,) &c. See Matthew ix. 6.

II. 14 Sitting at the receipt of custom. See Matthew ix. 9.

II. 19 Can the children of the bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? See Matthew ix. 15.

II. 25, 26 And he said unto them, Have ye never read what David did, when he had need, and was an hungred, he, and they that were with him? How he went into the house of God in the days of Abiathar the high priest, and did eat the shewbread, which is not lawful to eat but for the priests ? Hunger, or whatsoever bodily necessity, dispenseth with the ritual observations of the law : as ye may well see in the example of David ; who, when he had need, and was thereupon driven to seek relief of Abiathar the high priest, went into the temple of God; and made no scruple to eat of that shewbread, which was consecrated to sacred use, and therefore was not lawful to be eaten of any but the priests only.

III. 22 He hath Beelzebub, and by the prince of the devils casteth he out devils. See Matthew xii. 24.

III. 26 And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end. See Matthew xii. 26.

III. 28 All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme : See Matt. xii. 31.

III. 34, 35 Behold my mother and my brethren! For whosoever shall do the will of God, the same is my brother, and my sister, and my mother. See Matthew xii. 49, 50.

IV. 11 Unto you it is given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God : but unto them that are without, all things are done in parables : See Matthew xiii. 11.

IV. 12 That seeing they may see, &c. See Matthew xiii. 13.

IV. 21 Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? See Matthew v. 15.

IV. 22 For there is nothing hid, which shall not be manifested ; &c. See Matthew x. 26.

IV. 25 For he that hath, to him shall be given : and he that hath not, from him shall be taken even that which he hath. See Matthew xiii, 12.

IV. 31 It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when it is sown in the earth, is less than all the seeds that be in the earth. See Matthew xiii. 31, 32.

V. 39 The damsel is not dead, but sleepeth. See Mat. ix. 21.

VI. 1 And came into his own country. See Matthew xiii. 54. VI. 2 Whence hath this man these things ? See Matt. xiji. 54. VI. 3 Is not this the carpenter &c. See Matthew xiii. 55.

VI. 5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. And he could not abide to do any great miracles there among them, because of their infidelity.

VI. 8, 9 And commanded them that they should take nothing for their journey, save a staff only; no scrip, no bread, no money in their purse : But be shod with sundals ; and not put on two coats. See Matthew x. 9, 10,

VI. 10 In what place soever ye enter into an house, there abide till ye depart from that place. See Matthew x. 11.

VI. 11 Shake off the dust under your feet for a testimony against them. Verily I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city. See Matthew s. 14, 15.

VI. 13 And anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed.


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