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The year of Christ, 33. of his Ministry, 4.
JOHN. CHA P. XII. 3 Then cook Mary a pound of ointment, of spikenard, very, costly, and anointed the teer of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair : and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.
4 Then faith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simons song which should betray him,
s Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor ; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
7 Then said Jelus, Let her alone : against the day of my burying hach she kept this.
8 For the poor always ye have with you ; bur me ye have not always.
9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there : and they came, not for Jefus fake only, but that they might fee Lazarus allo, whom he had
raised from the dead. came behind Fesus with a Box of the richest Ointment made of the true Spikenard, and with it anointed his Feet, and wip'd them with the hair of her Head; and the whule House was fill'd with the odor of it. Judas Iscario-, who was to betray him as we shall afterwards relate, exclaim'd againit this unnecellary profusion, as he pretended, taying that the Ointment might have bin fold for above 300 Denarii [between 9 and 10l. of our mony] and distributed among the Poor. This he faid, not out of any pity for the Poor, but being intrusted with the common Purte, which contain’d the Benevolences of well dispos’d persons, he was wont to embezel part of the mony, and convert it to his own use. Then said Jefies; Disturb her not in this her pious offce: She has perform'd this as a fit Ceremony to folemnize my approaching Death, after which men use to be embalm'd with Perfumes and Spices. You will have opportunities enough of Thewing your Charity to the Poor, but this was the last opportunity flie could have had of expresing it to me, whó am suddenly to be gone from you. p The news of Jesus's arrival at Bethany, and lodging in the house of Mary and Marth.2, being divulg'd throout all the neighboring Country, abundance of People came thither, not only to fee him, but Lazarus also whom he had reitor'd to
10 Byr the chief
11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went a. way, and believed on
Jesus. 28 And when he
had thus spoken, he CHA P. XXI. C. H A P. XI. went before, ascend
ing up to Jerufalem. ND when they 1 ND when they 29 And it came to
drew nigh unto came nigh to pass when he was come Jerusalem, and were Jerusalem, unto Bech- nigh to Bethphage and come to Eethphage, to phage, and Bethany, at Bethany, at the mount the mount of Olives, the mount of Olives, called the mount of 0. then sent Jesus cwo he sendech forth two lives, he sent two of disciples, of his disciples,
his disciples, 2 Saying unto them, 2 And faith unto 30 Saying, Go ye Go into the village o- them, Go your way into the village over ver against you, and into the village over against you ; in the straighic.vay, ye shall against you ;, and as which at your entring find an ass vied, and a foon as ye be entred ye shall find a colt ried, colt with her : loose into it, ye shall find whereon yet never man them, and bring them a. colc cied, whereon sat: loose him, and
never man sat: loose bring him hither.
him, and bring him.
cause the Lord hach
life: of which the Sanhedrim being inform’d, it was debated whether they should cause Lazarus to be put to death, because many were by the Miracle Felus wrought upon him, convinc'd that he was indeed fent by God to the Jewish Nation. Jesus having rested at Bethany on the Sabbathday, the next day being the first of the week, he continued his journy towards Jerusalem, and pass'd over that part of Mount Olivet which belong'd to Bethany and Bet/iphage. From this place he fent Cwo of his Disciples into the oppolite Village; where he told them at their coming into it they should find an Als tied with its Fole, which had not yet hin backd; commanding them to loose them, and bring them tohim: and if any man, said he, ask you the reason of it, tell him the Malter has occasion for bim, and he will im
C = A P. XI. CHA P. XIX.
will send him hither.
Tell ye the daugh-
And they went 32 And they chat
the colc tied by the way, and found even
loose ye the cole?
and they let them go.
them their cast their garments on cast their garments up-
fer Jesus thereon.
mediatly let them go. Now Jesies determin'd to make his entrance into Jerusalem on this manner, that the Prophecy of Zachariah concerning the Meffiah (ch. 9. 9.) might be fulfl'd: Say ye to the Daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh, meek, and riding upon an Afs, or the Fole of an Afs. The Disciples according to order went, and found the Ass and the Colt tied by the door without, in a place where two ways met. While they were untying them, some of the By-standers ask'd them the reason of it, who replied as Jesus had commanded them ; upon which they let them go, the owner of them lending them freely upon this occasion, being known to Jesus. They brought them therefore to him, and having cast their Garments on the Colt, he fat upon it.
MATTHEW. MAR K.
JOHN. CHA P. XII. 12 On the next day, much people that were come to the teaft, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13 Took branches of palmcrees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna, blefsed is the king of Israel chat comcth in the name of the Lord. I
14 And Jesus when he had found a young ass, far thereon ; as it is written,
15 Fear not, daughter of Sion : behold thy king cometh, fitting on an afíes colt.
15 These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembred they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.
17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had done this miracle.
In the mean time a great many of thofę who were come to Jerusalem to celebrate the approaching Feast of the Passover, having notice that Jesus was coming towards the City over Mount Olivet, met him with Branches of Palm-trees in their hands to demonstrate their joy upon this occasion by that outward Ceremony. The Multitude having met him, congratulated his coming with joyful Acclamations in these or the like words: All hiil! Blessed is be th.it cometh io us from God, the King of Israel ! Now Jesus, as we said, rode upon an Ass to fulfil the Prophecy, of Zachariah, but his Disciples knew not why he chose to make his entrance on that manner, till after his Afcenfion, reflecting upon the Prophecy, it was no hard matter to comprehend the reason of it. While Jesus was upon his march to the City, accompanied with abundance of people, they inquir’d of one another cuoeeruing the Resurrection of Lazarus, which Miracle was attested by many that were present at it: and their curiosity to see one who had given such demonftration of the Divine Authority by which he acted, occasion d a vast resort to him; and
CHA P. XXI. . C H A P. XI. CHA P. XIX.
36 And as he went,
37 And when he
the mount of Olives,
with a loud voice, for
that they had seen,
38 Saying, Blessed the son of David : sed is he that cometh be the king that com blessed is he that com- in the name of the eth in the name of the eth in the name of Lord.
Lord: peace in heathe Lord,
Oven, and glory in the
the nime of the Lord ;
39 And some of the Pharisees from among the multitude, faid unto him, Master, rebuke thy disciples.
all the way be went, they strewed the ground with the Boughs of Trees, and their Garments, as a mark of their joy on this occasion.
Being come to the foot of Mount Olivet, the whole multitude of his Disciples that went before and after, brake forth into joyful Acclamations, giving thauks and praise to God for all the Miracles Fesus had wrought among them, and saying : All hail to the Mefliah of the family of David, who comes to Jerusalem by God's appointment!. May his Reign be prosperous, which is thus establish'd by the authority of God and not of Men ; and let the Angels join with us in giving thanks and praise to God. God from on high continue to be propitious to us. Some Pharisees in the retinue, heinoully offended with these repeated Acclamations, came to Jesus, and advised him to silence the multitude, and pui a stop to these Praises which they