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between two thieves.

The centurion's confession. over, THE KING OF THE

see whether Elias will come to JEWS.

take him down. 27 And with him they cru- 37 And Jesus cried with a cify two thieves, the one on loud voice, and gave up

the his right hand, and the other ghost. on his left.

38 And the vail of the temple 28 And the scripture was was rent in twain, from the top fulfilled, which saith, And he to the bottom. was numbered with the trans- 39 | And when the centugressors.

rion which stood over against 29 And they that passed by, him, saw that he so cried out, railed on him, wagging their and gave up the ghost, he said, heads, and saying, Ah, thou Truly this man was the Son of that destroyest the temple, and God. buildest it in three days,

40 There were also women 30 Save thyself, and come looking on afar off

, among down from the cross.

whom was Mary Magdalene, 31 Likewise also the chief and Mary the mother of James priests mocking, said among the less, and of Joses, and Sathemselves with the scribes, lome; He saved others; himself he 41 Who also, when he was cannot save.

in Galilee, followed him, and 32 Let Christ the King of ministered unto him; and maIsrael descend' now from the ny other women which came up cross, that we may see and be- with him unto Jerusalem. lieve. And they that were cru- 42 | And now, when the even cified with him, reviled him. was come, (because it was the

33 And when the sixth hour preparation, that is, the day be. was come, there was darkness fore the sabbath,) over the whole land, until the 43 Joseph of Arimathea, an ninth hour.

honourable counsellor, which 34 And at the ninth hour also waited for the kingdom of Jesus cried with a loud voice, God, came, and went in boldly saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabach- unto Pilate, and craved the thani? which is, being inter- body of Jesus. preted, My God, my God, why 44 And Pilate marvelled if hast thou forsaken me?

he were already dead : and cal35 And some of them that ling unto him the centurion, he stood by, when they heard it, asked him whether he had been said, Behold, he calleth Elias.

any while dead. 36 And one ran and filled a 45 And when he knew it of sponge full of vinegar, and put the centurion, he gave the body it on a reed, and gave him to to Joseph. drink, saying, Let alone ; let us 46 And he bought fine linen,



to three women.

19 and ascendeth into heaven.

Christ's resurrection, and

appearance to his disciples. and took him down, and wrap- | disciples and Peter, that he go. ped him in the linen, and laid eth before you into Galilee : him in a sepulchre which was there shall ye see him, as he hewn out of a rock, and rolled said unto you. a stone unto the door of the 8 And they went out quickly, sepulchre.

and fled from the sepulchre ; for 47 And Mary Magdalene and they trembled, and were amazed: Mary the mother of Joses be- neither said they any thing to held where he was laid.

any man; for they were afraid.

9 Now, when Jesus was risen 1 An angel declareth the resurrection of Christ early, the first day of the week, to Mary Magdalene : 12 to two going into he appeared first to Mary Magthe country: 14 then to the apostles, 15 dalene, out of whom he had cast whom he sendeth forth to preach the gospel :

seven devils. AND when the sabbath was 10 And she went and told

past, Mary Magdalene, and them that had been with him, Mary the mother of James, and as they mourned and wept. Salome, had bought sweet 11 And they, when they had spices, that they might come heard that he was alive, and had and anoint him.

been seen of her, believed not. 2 And very early in the morn- 12 | After that, he appeared ing, the first day of the week, in another form unto two of they came unto the sepulchre at them, as they walked, and went the rising of the sun :

into the country 3 And they said among them- 13 And they went and told it selves, Who shall roll us away unto the residue : neither bethe stone from the door of the lieved they them. sepulchre ?

14 | Afterward he appeared 4 (And when they looked, unto the eleven, as they sat at they saw that the stone was meat, and upbraided them with rolled away,) for it was very their unbelief, and hardness of great.

heart, because they believed not 5 And entering into the sep-them which had seen him after ulchre, they saw a young man he was risen. sitting on the right side, clothed 15 And he said unto them, in a long white garment; and Go ye into all the world, and they were affrighted.

preach the gospel to every 6 And he saith unto them, creature. Be not affrighted: ye seek Je- 16 He that believeth and is sus of Nazareth, which was cru- baptized, shall be saved ; but cified : he is risen; he is not he that believeth not, shall be here: behold the place where damned. they laid him.

17 And these signs shall fol7 But go your way, tell his I low them that believe : In my


to Zacharias.

An angel appeareth name shall they cast out devils ; 19 | So then, after the Lord they shall speak with new had spoken unto them, he was tongues;

received up into heaven, and 18 They shall take up ser- sat on the right hand of God.

20 deadly thing, it shall not hurt preached every where, the Lord them; they shall lay hands on working with them, and conthe sick, and they shall re- firming the word with signs fol

lowing. Amen.




teous before God, walking in all 1 The preface of Luke to his whole gospel. the commandments and ordi5 The conception of John the Baptist, 26 and of Christ. 39 The prophecy of Elisabeth,

nances of the Lord blameless. and of Mary, concerning Christ. 57 The 7 And they had no child, benativity and circumcision of John. 67 The

cause that Elisabeth was barprophecy of Zacharias, both of Christ, 76 and of John.

ren; and they both were now FO HORASMUCH as many have well stricken in years.

taken in hand to set forth 8 And it came to pass, that, in order a declaration of those while he executed the priest's things which are most surely office before God in the order believed among us,

of his course, 2 Even as they delivered them 9 According to the custom of unto us, which from the begin- the priest's office, his lot was to ning were eye-witnesses, and burn incense when he went into ministers of the word;

the temple of the Lord. 3 It seemed good to me also,

10 And the whole multitude having had perfect understand of the people were praying withing of all things from the very out, at the time of incense. first, to write unto thee in order, 11 And there appeared unto most excellent Theophilus, him an angel of the Lord, stand

4 That thou mightest know ing on the right side of the altar the certainty of those things of incense. wherein thou hast been in- 12 And when Zacharias saw structed.

him, he was troubled, and fear 51THERE was in the days fell upon

him. of Herod the king of 13 But the angel said unto Judea, a certain priest named him, Fear not, Zacharias: for Zacharias, of the course of Abia: thy prayer is heard ; and thy and his wife was of the daughters wife Elisabeth shall bear thee of Aaron, and her name was a son, and thou shalt call his Elisabeth.

name John. 6 And they were both righ- 14 And thou shalt have joy

Zacharias is struck dumb.


The angel's visit to Mary, and gladness, and many shall

23 And it came to pass, that rejoice at his birth.

as soon as the days of his min15 For he shall be great in istration were accomplished, he the sight of the Lord, and shall departed to his own house. drink neither wine nor strong 24 And after those days his drink; and he shall be filled wife Elisabeth conceived, and with the Holy Ghost, even from hid herself five months, saying, his mother's womb.

25 Thus hath the Lord dealt 16 And many of the children with me in the days wherein he of Israel shall he turn to the looked on me, to take away my Lord their God.

reproach among men. 17 And he shall go before 26.And in the sixth month him in the spirit and power of the angel Gabriel was sent from Elias, to turn the hearts of the God unto a city of Galilee, fathers to the children, and the named Nazareth, disobedient to the wisdom of the 27 To a virgin espoused to a just; to make ready a people man whose name was Joseph, prepared for the Lord.

of the house of David ; and the 18 And Zacharias said unto virgin's name was Mary. the angel, Wherehy shall I know 28 And the angel came in this? for I am an old man, unto her, and said, Hail, thou and my wife well stricken in that art highly favoured, the years.

Lord is with thee: blessed art 19 And the angel answering, thou among women. said unto him, I am Gabriel, 29 And when she saw him, that stand in the presence of she was troubled at his saying, God; and am sent to speak and cast in her mind what manunto thee, and to shew thee ner of salutation this should be. these glad tidings.

30 And the angel said unto 20 And behold, thou shalt be her, Fear not, Mary: for thou dumb, and not able to speak, hast found favour with God. until the day that these things 31 And behold, thou shalt shall be performed, because thou conceive in thy womb, and bring believest not my words, which forth a son, and shalt call his shall be fulfilled in their season.

name JESUS. 21 And the people waited for 32 He shall be great, and shall Zacharias, and marvelled that be called the Son of the Highhe tarried so long in the temple. est; and the Lord God shall

22 And when he came out, give unto him the throne of his he could not speak unto them: father David. and they perceived that he had 33 And he shall reign over the seen a vision in the temple ; for house of Jacob for ever ; and he beckoned unto them, and re- of his kingdom there shall be mained speechless.

no end.



Elisabeth saluted by Mary.

Mary's song of thanksgiving. 34 Then said Mary unto the in mine ears, the babe leaped in angel, How shall this be, seeing my womb for joy. I know not a man?

45 And blessed is she that be35 And the angel answered lieved : for there shall be a perand said unto her, The Holy formance of those things which Ghost shall come upon thee, were told her from the Lord. and the power of the Highest 46 And Mary said, My soul shall overshadow thee: there- doth magnify the Lord, fore also that holy thing which 47 And my spirit hath rejoiced shall be born of thee, shall be in God my Saviour. called the Son of God.

48 For he hath regarded the 36 And behold, thy cousin low estate of his handmaiden : Elisabeth, she hath also con- for behold, from henceforth all ceived a son in her old age; generations shall call me blessand this is the sixth month with ed. her who was called barren: 49 For he that is mighty hath

37 For with God nothing shall done to me great things; and he impossible.

holy is his name. 38 And Mary said, Behold 50 And his mercy is on them the handmaid of the Lord, be that fear him, from generation it unto me according to thy to generation. word. And the angel departed 51 He hath shewed strength from her.

with his arm; he hath scattered 39 And Mary arose in those the proud in the imagination of days, and went into the hill-their hearts. country with haste, into a city 52 He hath put down the of Juda,

mighty from their seats, and 40 And entered into the house exalted them of low degree. of Zacharias, and saluted Elis- 53 He hath filled the hungry abeth.

with good things, and the rich 41 And it came to pass, that he hath sent empty away. when Elisabeth heard the salu- 54 He hath holpen his servant tation of Mary, the babe leaped Israel, in remembrance of his in her womb : and Elisabeth mercy; was filled with the Holy Ghost. 55 As he spake to our fathers,

42 And she spake out with a to Abraham, and to his seed, for loud voice and said, Blessed art

. thou among women, and blessed 56 And Mary abode with her is the fruit of thy womb. about three months, and return

43 And whence is this to me, ed to her own house. that the mother of my Lord 57 Now Elisabeth's full time should come to me?

came that she should be deliver44 For lo, as soon as the ed; and she brought forth a son. voice of thy salutation sounded 58 And her neighbours and


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