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breasts and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that 49 followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

AND behold, there was a man named Joseph, a coun- 50 Mark xv. 42. John sellor: and he was a good man, and a just ; '(the same 51

had not consented to the counsel and deed of them :) he was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews; who also himself waited for the kingdom of God. This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of 52 Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in 53 a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

54 AND the women also, which came with him from Gali- 55 Women watch the lee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his

rises, &c. Matt. body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices 56 xxviii. 1. Mark xvi. and vintments; and rested the sabbath-day, according to

the commandment. Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they 24 came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away 2 from the sepulchre. And they entered in, and found not the body of the 3 Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed there- 4 about, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. And as they 5 were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead ? He is not here, but is 6 risen. Remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, 7 and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remem- 8 bered his words, ' and returned from the sepulchre, and told all these 9 things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, and 10 Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words 11 seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not. Then arose 12 Peter, and ran unto the sepulchre, and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

And behold, two of them went that same day to a village 13 other the pigs and going called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about three

score furlongs. And they talked together of all these things 14 which had happened. And it came to pass, that while they communed 15 together, and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. • But their eyes were holden, that they should not know him. ! And he 16 said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose 18 name was Cleopas, answering, said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days ? ' And he said unto them, What things? And they said 19 unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God, and all the people: and how the chief priests 20 and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have re- 21 deemed Israel : and besides all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made 22 us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre. And when they found 23 not his body, they came, saying, That they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us, 24 went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart 25

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to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Ought not Christ to have 26 suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at 27 Moses, and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village 28 whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, 29, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. And it 30 came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they 31 knew him : and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to 32 another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures ? And they rose up the 33 same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,' saying, The Lord is risen indeed, 34 and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in 35 the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.

He appears to the And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst 36 assembled Apostles, of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. But they 37

sent. John u. 19. were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled ? and why 38 do thoughts arise in


hearts? Behold my hands and my feet, that it 39 is I myself: handle me, and see ; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me hạve. And when he had thus spoken, he showed them his 40 hands and his feet. And while they yet believed not for joy, and won- 41 dered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat ? And they gave him a 42 piece of a broiled fish, and of a honeycomb. And he took it, and did 43 eat before them. And he said unto them, These are the words 44 which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the Prophets, and in the Psalms, concerning me. Then opened he their understand- 45 ing, that they might understand the scriptures, ' and said unto them, 46 Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should 47 be preached in bis name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And 48 ye are witnesses of these things. And, behold, I send the promise of my 49 Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power

from on high.

AND he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lift- 50 sions his Apostles, ed up his hands, and blessed them. And it came to pass, 51

while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and car16. Mark xvi. 15. ried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and re- 52

turned to Jerusalem with great joy; and were continually 53 in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

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and ascends to heaven. Matt. xxviii.

Acts i. 6.



The divinity, hu.

IN the beginning was the Word, and the Word was 1 manity, and office with God, and

the Word was God. The same was in the 2 of Christ.

beginning with God. All things were made by him; and 3 without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life; 4 and the life was the light of men. And the light shineth in darkness; 5 and the darkness comprehended it not.

There was a man sent from 6

God, whose name was John. The same came for a witness, to bear 7 witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. He was 8 not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. That 9 was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world 10 knew him not. He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 11 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons 12 of God, even to them that believe on his name : which were born, not 13 of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his 14 glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth...... (John bare witness of him, and cried,saying, “This was he of 15 whom I spake, He that cometh after me is preferred before me; for he was before me.').... And of his fulness have all we received, and grace 16 for grace. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by 17 Jesus Christ. No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten 18 Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

AND this is the record of John, when the Jews sent 19 Testimony of John the Baptist to Jesus, priests and Levites from Jerusalem, to ask him, Who art

thou? And he confessed, and denied not ; but confessed, 20 I am not the Christ. And they asked him, What then ? Art thou Elias ? 21 And he saith, I am not. Art thou that prophet? And he answered, No. Then said they unto him, Who art thou? that we may give an answer to 22 them that sent us. What sayest thou of thyself? He said, I am the voice 23 of one crying in the wilderness, Make straight the way of the LORD,” as said the prophet Esaias. And they which were sent were of the 24 Pharisees. And they asked him, and said unto him, Why baptizest thou 25 then, if thou be not that Christ, nor Elias, neither that prophet ? John 26 answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not: he it is, who, coming after me, is pre- 27 ferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose. These 28 things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptizing. The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the 29 Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world! This is he of 30 whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me ; for he was before me. And I knew him not : but that he should be made 31 manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water. And John 32 bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him. And I knew him not : but he that sent me to 33 baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending and remaining on him, the same is he which baptizeth with the Holy Ghost. And I saw and bare record, that this is the 34 Son of God.

AGAIN the next day after, John stood, and two of his disciples ; 'and 35 looking upon Jesus as he walked, he saith, Behold the Lamb of God! "And the two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. ' Then 37 Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?' He saith unto them, Come and see. They 39 came and saw where he dwelt, and abode with him that day: for it was about the tenth hour. One of the two which heard John speak, and fol. 40 lowed him, was Andrew, Simon Peter's brother. He first findeth his 41 own brother Simon, and saith unto him, We have found the Messias, (which is, being interpreted, the Christ.) And he brought him to Jesus. 42 And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona :


thou shalt be called Cephas, (which is, by interpretation, a stone.) The 43 day following Jesus would go forth into Galilee, and findeth Philip, and saith unto him, Follow me. Now Philip was of Bethsaida, the city of 44 Andrew and Peter. Philip findeth Nathaniel, and saith unto him, We 45 have found him of whom Moses in the law, and the prophets, did write, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. And Nathaniel said unto him, 46 Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth ? Philip saith unto him, Come and see. Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him, and saith of him, 47 Behold an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile! Nathaniel saith unto 48 him, Whence knowest thou me? Jesus answered and said unto him, Before that Philip called thee, when thou wast under the fig-tree, I saw thee. Nathaniel answered and said unto him, Rabbi, thou art the Son 49 of God; thou art the King of Israel. Jesus answered and said unto him, 50 Because I said unto thee, I saw thee under the fig-tree, believest thou ? thou shalt see greater things than these. And he saith unto him, Verily, 51 verily, I say unto you, Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of man.

AND the third day there was a marriage in Cana of 2 The marriage-feast at Cana, in Galilee. Galilee ; and the mother of Jesus was there. And both 2 (A. D. 27.)

Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage. And 3 when they wanted wine, the, mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have no wine. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? 4 mine hour is not yet come.

His mother saith unto the servants, What- 5 soever he saith unto you, do it. And there were set there six water-pots 6 of stone, after the manner of the purifying of the Jews, containing two or three firkins apiece. Jesus saith unto them, Fill the water-pots with 7 water. And they filled them up to the brim. 1 And he saith unto them, 8 Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare it. When the ruler of the feast had tasted the water that it was made wine, 9 and knew not whence it was, (but the servants which drew the water knew,) the governor of the feast called the bridegroom, ' and saith unto 10 him, Every man at the beginning doth set forth good wine : and when men have well drunk, then that which is worse : but thou hast kept the good wine until now. This beginning of miracles did Jesus in 11 Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him. Christ goes to Ca- AFTER this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his 12

mother, and his brethren, and his disciples ; and they continued there not many days. He goes to Jerusa- And the Jews' passover was at hand; and Jesus went 13 merchants out of the up to Jerusalem, and found in the temple those that 14

temple. sold oxen, and sheep, and doves, and the changers of money, sitting : and when he had made a scourge of small cords, he 15 drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the tables; and said unto them 16 that sold doves, Take these things hence : make not my Father's house a house of merchandise. And his disciples remembered that it was 17 written, “ The zeal of thy house hath eaten me up.” Then answered 18 the Jews, and said unto him, What sign showest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things ? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy 19 this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, 20 Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days ? But he spake of the temple of his body. 'When therefore 21 he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them : and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.


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Now, when he was in Jerusalem at the passover, in the feast-day, 23 many believed in his name, when they saw the miracles which he did. But Jesus did not commit himself unto them, because he knew all men, 24 I and needed not that any should testify of man: for he knew what was 25 in man.

THERE was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, 3 Christ with Nico- a ruler of the Jews: the same came to Jesus by night, 2

and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God : for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, 3 I say

unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he 4 is old ? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born ? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be 5 born of water, and of the spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the 6 Spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 7 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, 8 but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth : so is every one that is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said unto him, 9 How can these things be? Jesus answered and said unto him, Art thou 10 a master of Israel, and knowest not these things ? Verily, verily, I say 11 unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen ; and ye receive not our witness. If I have told you earthly things, and ye be- 12 lieve not, how shall ye believe if I tell you of heavenly things? And no 13 man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. And as Moses lifted up the 14 serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up : ' that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. 15 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that 16 whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world, to condemn the world; but that 17 the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not 18 condemned; but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. And 19 this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For every one 20 that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth, cometh to the light, that 21 his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

AFTER these things came Jesus and his disciples into 22

the land of Judea ; and there he tarried with them, and baptized. And John also was baptizing in Ænon, near to Salim, be- 23 cause there was much water there : and they came, and were baptized. For John was not yet cast into prison.

24 John's last testimony Then there arose a question between some of John's 25

disciples and the Jews, about purifying. And they came 26 unto John, and said unto him, Rabbi, he that was with thee beyond Jordan, to whom thou barest witness, behold, the same baptizeth, and all men come to him. John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, 27 except it be given him from heaven. Ye yourselves bear me witness that 28 I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. He that hath 29 the bride, is the bridegroom : but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly, because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must 30 decrease. He that cometh frorn above is above all : he that is of the 31

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