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THE DEATH OF JESUS.

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Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother ! And 27 from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.

No. 299. ? And when the sixth hour was come, there was Mat. xxvii.

45-47. darkness over the whole land * until the ninth Mk. xv. 3335.

hour. Lu. xxiii. 44, 45.

And the sun was darkened, 3 and about The same. the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, EĻI, LAMA SABACHTHANI ? *which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, he calleth for Elias. 1 Mk. xv. 33. (* all the earth,' Luke.) 2 Lu. xxiii. 45. 3 Mat. xxvii. 46.

4 Mk. xv. 34, 5. No. 300. After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were John xix. 28. The same.

now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. No.301.

Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar : Mt. xxvii. 48, 49.

Mark xv. 36. and straightway one of them ran, and took a
Lu. xxiii. 45.
Jorn xtx. 29. spunge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a

The same. reed, and gave him to drink.* The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.t 3 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: *and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 1 Jno. xix. 29. ? Mat. xxvii. 48, 9. ! put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth,' John.) It will come to take him down,' Mk.) 3 Jno. xix. 30. 4 Lu. xxiii. 45.

No. 302. And when Jesus had cried * with a loud voice, Mat. xxvii. 50. Mark xv. 37." he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my John xix. 30. spirit: and having said thus, he bowed his head, The same. and

gave up the ghost.

1 Lu. xxiii. 46. (* ' again,' Mat.) 2 Jno. xix. 30. Section 92.-Particulars of what transpired after Jesus gave up the ghost until he was taken down from the cross and buried, viz. (303) The i emple is rent-(304) The graves open--(305) The centurion's confession—(306) Jesus is pierced-(307) is taken down-(308) is entombed—(309) On the evening of the seventh day of the neeś ( Saturday), the sixteenth of the Jewish Nisan, a guard is placed at the sepulchre of Jesus. MATT. xxvii. 51-66; MARK xv. 38–47; LUKE xxiii. 47-56; JOHN xix. 31–42

No. 303. And, behold, the veil of the temple* was rent Mat. xxvii. 51. in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth Mark xv. 38. Jerusalem. did quake, and the rocks rent;

I Mat. xxvii. 51. * See No. 301, above, Lu. xxiii. 45. Our twelve o'clock. The Jews had two different beginnings of the natural day; one of the sacred or festival day, which was in the evening see Lev. xxiii. 32); the other of the civil or working day, which began at sunrise. The Romans began their day at midnight, as we do. See John xviii. 28; xix. 14. thy m. iTi. v. 4. See Mt. xv. 4.

34 ; xvii. 4. Ro. x.4. 1 Co.v.7. He. ix. 11-4, darkened. Is. 1.3. Am. viii. 9. Re. viii. 12; ix. 2. 22-8; x. 1-14; xii. 2. why. Ps. xxii. 1; lxxi. 11. Is. liii. 10.

veil. Ex. xxvi. 31. Le. xvi. 2, 12, 5. He. ix. 3. calleth for, Mal. iv. 5. Mt. xi. 14. (Ac. xiii. 29. nuto ac. Lu. ix. 31; xil. 50; xviii. 31. Jno. xviii. 4. commend. Ps. xxxi. 5. Ac, vii. 59. 1 Pe. il. 23. vinegar. Ru. ii. 14. Ps. Ixix. 21. Pr. xxv. 20. gave. Mt. XX. 28. Ph. ii. 8. He. ii. 14, 5. See finished. Ge. iii. 15. Ps. xxii, 15. Is. llii, 10, 2. as to the phrase, Ge. xlix. 33. Job xiv. 10. Da. ix. 24, 6, Zec. xiii. 7. Mt. iii, 15. Jno. iv. quake. Ps. xviii. 7, 15. He. xii. 26,7. Re, zi.13,9.

See He. vi. 19; X. 20. also ls. xxv. 7.

No. 304.

Jerusalem.

No. 305. Mat. xxvii.

54–56. . xv.

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THE CENTURION'S CONFESSION. 52 And the graves were opened ; and many 53 bodies of the saints which slept arose,

and Mat. xxvii

52, 53. came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

*And when the centurion, which stood over against him, "and they that were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things Lu. Xxiii. 17–49. that were done, (and) saw that he so cried out, Calvary. and gave up the ghost,* *they feared greatly, saying, Truly thist was the Son of God. “And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed 6Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him, ?stood afar off, beholding these things ; & among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome, the mother of Zebedee's children ; 10 (who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him ;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem. 1 Mk. xv. 39. ? Mat. xxvii. 54. 3 Mk. xv. 39. (*'he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man,' Lu.xxiii. 47.), 4 Mat. xxvii. 54. (+ man, Mk.)

5 Lu. xxiii. 48, 9. 31

The Jews therefore, because it was the pre- Ino. xix. 31-37. paration, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath-day, (for that sabbath-day

was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be 32 broken, and that they might be taken away.

Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the 33 other which was crucified with him. But when they came

to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not 34 his legs : but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced

his side, and forthwith came thereout blood and water. 35 And he that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and 36 he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For

these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, 37 A bone of him shall not be broken. And again another

scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

6 Mat. xxvii. 55. 9 Mat. xxvii. 56.

7 Lu, xxiij. 49.
10 Mk. xv. 41.

8 Mk, xv. 40.

The same.

slept. Da. xii. 2. 1 Co. xi. 30 ; xv.51. 1 Th. iv. 14. carne. 18. xxv, 8; xxvi. 19. Ho. xiii. 14. Jno. v.

25-9. 1 Co. xv. 20. Re. XX. 4-6. holy. Ne. xi. 1. Is. xlviii. 2. Mt. iv. 5. p. 18. centurion. Mt. viii. 5. Ac. x. 1; xi. 32. feared. Ac. v. 11; xvi. 29, 30. Re. xi. 13. smote. Je. xxxi. 19. Lu. xviii. 13. Ac. ii. 37. ministering. Lu. viii. 2, 3. See p. 57. Magdalene-exalted,' as 'Magdala,' p. 87. James (of Alphæus), p. 49. Joses. p. 71. Salome_peaceable,' Mk. xvi. I.

not. De. xxi. 22, 3. broken. Pr. xii. 10. blood. He. ix. 13, 22; x. 19–22. 1 Jno. i. 7; F.

6,8. Re. i.5; vii. 14. water. Ps. li. 7. Eze. xxxvi. 25. Zec. xiii. 1. Ac.

xxii. 16. 1 Co. vi. 11. Ep. v. 26. Tit. ii. 14;

iii. 5-7. i Pe. lii. 21. bare. Jno. xxi. 24. Ac. x. 39. He. ii.3. I Pe. v. l.

3 Jno. 12. that. Jno. xx. 31. Ro. xv. 4. 1 Jno. v. 13. bone. Ex. xii. 46. Nu, ix. 12. Ps. xxiv. 20. look. Ps. xxii. 16, 7. Zec, zil. 10. Re, i. 7.

1

No. 307.

The same.

DESCENT FROM THE CROSS.

199 1 And after this, when the even was come, Mat. xxvii. because it was the preparation, that is, the day Mk.XT. 42-46. before the sabbath, there came a rich man of Imo. xix. 38–40. Arimathea, named Joseph, an honourable coun

sellor; Sand he was a good man, and a just: (the same 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, (being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews.) ?This man went 8in boldly unto Pilate, Sand begged 10 that he might take away the body of Jesus. 11 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead : and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, 12 then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered 13 to Joseph. 14 He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. And when Joseph had taken the body 16 down," he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 18 with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

I Jno. xix. 38. 2 Mk. xv. 42. 3 Mat. xxvii. 57. 4 Mk. xv. 43. 5 Lu. xxiii. 50, 1. 6 Jno. xix. 38. 7 Lu. xxiii. 52. 8 Mk. xv. 43. 9 Lu. xxiii. 52. 10 Jno. xix. 38. Il Mk. xv. 44, 5. 12 Mat. xxvii. 58. 13 Mk. xv. 45, 6. 14 Jno. xix. 38,9.

15 Mat. xxvii. 59. 16 Mk. xv. 46. 17 Mat. xxvii. 59. 18 Jno. xix. 40.

No. 308. Mat. xxvii.

60, 61.

The same.

Now in the place where he was crucified there

was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, Mk. xv. 46, 47, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Ino. xix. 41, 42: Jesus therefore in his (Joseph's) own new tomb

which he had hewn out in the rock, 3 because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand: 4and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. "And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

And the women also, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, "the mother of Joses, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and 'sitting over against the sepulchre, 10 beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared spices' and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

1 Jno. xix. 41, 2. 2 Mat. xxvii. 60.
5 Lu. xxiii. 54, 5. 6 Mat. xxvii. 61.

9 Mat. xxvii. 61.

Joseph-increase ;' so Ge. XXX. 24.
Arimathea ---the light of the Lord's death :' this

city was more commonly called Ramah-lofty.'

Jos. xviii. 25. Mt. ii. 18. not. Ex. xxiii, 2. Pr. i. 10. Is. viji. 12. (10. waited. Ge. xlix. 18. Lu. ii. 25, 38. waiting,' p. fear. Pr. xxix. 25. Jno. ix. 22; xii. 42.

3 Jno. xix. 42. 4 Mat. xxvii. 60.

7 Mk. xv. 47. 8 Lu. xxiii. 55. 10 Lu. xxiii. 55, 6. boldly. Mt. X. 32. Ac. iv. 13. Ph. i. 14. by night. Jno. iii. 1-21; vii. 50-2. See Mt.xii. 20. mixture. Ge. 1. 2. 2 Ch. xvi. 14. Jno. xii. 3-7. trapped. Jno. xi. 44 ; xx. 5-7. Ac. v. 6. laid. Is. liii. 9. See is. xxii. 16. tombs,' p. 66. stone. Mt. xxviii, 2. Jno. xi. 38.

Ep. 44. rested. Ex. xx. 8-10. Je. xvii. 24, 5. sabbath,' A GUARD SET ON THE TOMB.

No. 309.
Mt. xxvii.62—6.

The same.

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62 Now the next day, that followed the day of

the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees 63 came together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember that

that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days 64 I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre

be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people,

HỈe is risen from the dead : so the last error shall be worse 65 than the first. Pilate said unto em, Ye have a watch: 66 go your way, make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and

made the sepulchre sure, 'sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

deceiver. Jno. vii. 12, 47. 2 Co. vi. 8. See Ro. iii.

3, 4. also Jno. i. 14, 7. Ro. xv. 8. 1 Jno. v. 20). three. Mt. xii. 40. (Mk. viii. 31.) Jno. ii. 19.

sure. Job v. 12, 3 ; xii. 17. Pr. xix, 21; xxi. 30.

Is. viii. 10. See Ac. v. 17-25; xii. 6-11; xxiii. scaling. Da. vi. 17. See 2 Ti. ii. 13, 9. (12-30.

PART FIFTH.

ARRANGED IN THE ORDER OF TIME.

COMPREHENDING THE SPACE OF FORTY DAYS' TIME: VIZ.,—

FROM THE MORNING OF OUR LORD'S RESURRECTION, EASTERDAY, APRIL 7, TO THE DAY OF HIS ASCENSION INTO HEAVEN, HOLY THURSDAY, MAY 16, 'u.C. 783, A.D. 30.

SECTION 93.-On the morning of the first day of the week, Sunday, the seventeenth of

Nisan, the party of Salome visit the sepulchre of Jesus. Particulars which tran. spired until Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, viz. (310) An angel descends(311) Conversation of the women by the way—(312) “ He is risen"-(313) Within the tomb—(314) The women depart-(315) Upon the departure of the first company of women, the guard betake themselves into the city—(316) The party of Joanna, the wife of Chuza, visit the sepulchre ; they enter into the tomb, and see two angels; and afterwards tell these things to the apostles, who treat their words as idle tales(317) Mary of Magdala tells Peter and John of the removal of the body of Jesus from the sepulchre-(318) Peter and John hasten to the sepulchre-(319) Mary has a vision of angels—(320) Jesus appears to Mary Magdalene, which is his first appear. ance after his resurrection. MATT. xxviii. 1-8, 11-15; MARK xvi, 1-11; LUKE xxiv. 1-12; JOHN XX. 1-18.

No.310. And when the sabbath was past, Mary MagdaMtu x'jivi. 1.. lene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome,

At the tomb. had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. 2 In the end of the sabbath, as it began 1 to dawn, toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel 2 of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

His coun- 3 tenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

k. xvi. 1.

Mat. xxviii. 1-4.

the other M.-wife of Cleophas, or Alphaus, and

mother of James and Joses. pp. 49, 71, 196, earthquake. Mt. xxvii. 51-3. Ac. xvi. 26. descended, Jno, i. 51. He. i. 6. 1 Pe. i. 12.

rolled. Ps. ciii. 20. 2 Th. 1. 7. Re. xviii. 21. See

angel, pp. 2, 5, 12, 21; multitude,' p.7. lightning. Ps. civ. 4. Da... 5, 6. (i. 13, 4; iii. 4. white. Ac. I. 10. See Da. vii. 9. Mi. xvii. 2. Re.

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