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him. And, behold, one of them behold, now ye have heard his which were with Jesus stretched blasphemy. What think ye? They out his hand, and drew his sword, answered and said, He is guilty and struck a servant of the high of death. Then did they spit in priest's, and smote off his ear. his face, and buffeted him; and Then said Jesus unto him, Put others smote him with the palms up again thy sword into his place: of their liands, saying, Prophesy for all they that take the sword unto us, thou Christ, Who is he shall perish with the sword. Think- that smote thee? Now Peter sat est thou that I cannot now pray without in the palace : and a damto my Father, and he shall pre- sel came unto him, saying, Thou sently give me more than twelve also wast with Jesus of Galilee. legions of angels? But how then But he denied before them all, sayshall the scriptures be fulfilled, ing, I know not what thou sayest. that thus it must be? In that And when he was gone out into same hour said Jesus to the mul- the porch, another maid saw him, titudes, Are ye come out as a- and said unto them that were gainst a thief with swords and there, This fellow was also with staves for to take me? I sat daily Jesus of Nazareth. And again he with you teaching in the temple, denied with an oath, I do not and ye laid no hold on me. But know the man. And after a while all this was done, that the scrip- came unto him they that stood tures of the prophets might be by, and said to Peter, Surely thou fulfilled. Then all the disciples also art one of them; for thy forsook him, and fled. And they speech bewrayeth thee. Then bethat had laid hold on Jesus led gan he to curse and to swear, say, him away to Caiaphas the high ing, I know not the man. And priest, where the scribes and the immediately the cock crew. And elders were assembled. But Peter Peter remembered the word of followed him afar off unto the Jesus, which said unto him, Behigh priest's palace, and went in, fore the cock crow, thou shalt and sat with the servants, to see deny me thrice. And he went out, the end. Now the chief priests, and wept bitterly. and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus,

CHAP. XXVII. to put him to death; but found none: yea, though many false

Jan. 30, May 29, Sept. 26. witnesses came, yet found they King Charles the Martyr, Morning. none. At the last came two false witnesses, and said, This fellow WI

HEN the morning was come, said, I am able to destroy the all the chief priests and eldtemple of God, and to build it in ers of the people took counsel athree days. And the high priest gainst Jesus to put him to death : arose, and said unto him, Answer- and when they had bound him, est thou nothing? what is it which they led him away, and deliverthese witness against thee? But ed him to Pontius Pilate the goJesus held his peace. And the vernor. Then Judas, which had high priest answered and said betrayed him, when he saw that unto him, I adjure thee by the he was condemned, repented him. living God, that thou tell us whe- self, and brought again the thirty ther thou be the Christ, the Son of pieces of silver to the chief priests God. Jesus saith unto him, Thou and elders, saying, I have sinned hast said : nevertheless I say un- in that I have betrayed the innoto you, Hereafter shall ye see the cent blood. And they said, What Son of man sitting on the right is that to us? see thou to that. hand of power, and coming in the And he cast down the pieces of clouds of heaven. Then the high silver in the temple, and departpriest rent his clothes, saying, He ed, and went and hanged himself. hath spoken blasphemy; what fur- And the chief priests took the ther need have we of witnesses ? silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the nothing, but that rather a tumult treasury, because it is the price was made, he took water, and of blood. And they took counsel, washed his hands before the muland bought with them the pot- titude, saying, I am innocent of ter's field, to bury strangers in. the blood of this just person : see Wherefore that field was called, ye to it. Then answered all the The field of blood, unto this day. | people, and said, His blood be on Then was fulfilled that which was us, and on our children. Then respoken by Jeremy the prophet, leased he Barabbas unto them: saving, And they took the thirty and when he had scourged Jesus, pieces of silver, the price of him he delivered him to be crucified. that was valued, whom they of Then the soldiers of the governor the children of Israel did value; took Jesus into the common hall, and gave them for the potter's and gathered unto him the whole field, as the Lord appointed me. band of soldiers. And they stripAnd Jesus stood before the go- ped him, and put on him a scarlet vernor : and the governor asked robe. And when they had plathim, saying, Art thou the King ted a crown of thorns, they put it of the Jews? And Jesus said un- upon his head, and a reed in his to him, Thou sayest. And when right hand: and they bowed the he was accused of the chief priests knee before him, and mocked liim, and elders, he answered nothing. saying, Hail, King of the Jews! Then said Pilate unto him, Hear- And they spit upon him, and took est thou not how many things the reed, and smote him on the they witness against thee? And head. And after that they had he answered him to never a word; mocked him, they took the robe insomuch that the governor mar- off from him, and put his own raivelled greatly. Now at that feast ment on him, and led him away the governor was wont to release to crucify him. And as they came unto the people a prisoner, whom out, they found a man of Cyrene, they would. And they had then Simon by name: him they coma notable prisoner, called Barab- pelled to bear his cross. And when bas. Therefore when they were they were come unto a place callgathered together, Pilate said un- ed Golgotha, that is to say, a place to them, Whom will ye that I of a skull, they gave him vinegar release unto you? Barabbas, or to drink mingled with gall: and Jesus which is called Christ? For when he had tasted thereof, he he knew that for envy they had would not drink. And they crudelivered him. When he was set cified him, and parted his gardown on the judgment seat, his ments, casting lots: that it might wife sent unto him, saying, Have be fulfilled which was spoken by thou nothing to do with that just the prophet, They parted my garman: for I have suffered many ments among them, and upon my things this day in a dream be- vesture did they cast lots. And cause of him. But the chief priests sitting down they watched him and elders persuaded the multi- there; and set up over his head tude that they should ask Barab- his accusation written, THIS IS bas, and destroy Jesus. The go- JESUS THE KING OF THE vernor answered and said unto JEWS. Then were there two them, Whether of the twain will thieves crucified with him, one on ye that I release unto you? They the right hand, and another on said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto the left. And they that passed by them, What shall I do then with reviled him, wagging their heads, Jesus which is called Christ? They and saying, Thou that destroyest all say unto him, Let him be cru- the temple, and buildest it in cified. And the governor said, three days, save thyself, If thou Why, what evil hath he done? be the Son of God, come down But they cried out the

more, say- from the cross. Likewise also the ing, Let him be crucified. When chief priests mocking him, with Pilate saw that he could prevail the scribes and elders, said, He saved others; himself he cannot had hewn out in the rock: and save. If he be the King of Israel, he rolled a great stone to the door let him now come down from the of the sepulchre, and departed. cross, and we will believe him. And there was Mary Magdalene, He trusted in God; let him deli- and the other Mary, sitting over ver him now, if he will have him: against the sepulchre. Now the for he said, I am the Son of God. next day, that followed the day of The thieves also, which were cru- the preparation, the chief priests cified with him, cast the same in and Pharisees came together unto his teeth. Now from the sixth Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember hour there was darkness over all that that deceiver said, while he the land unto the ninth hour. was yet alive, After three days I And about the ninth hour Jesus will rise again. Command therecried with a loud voice, saying, fore that the sepulchre be made Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani ? that sure until the third day, lest his is to say, My God, my God, why disciples come by night, and steal hast thou forsaken me? Some of him away, and say unto the peothem that stood there, when they ple, He is risen from the dead: so heard that, said, This man calleth the last error shall be worse than for Elias.' And straightway one the first. Pilate said unto them, of them ran, and took a spunge, Ye have a watch: go your way, and filled it with vinegar, and put make it as sure as ye can. So it on a reed, and gave him to they went, and made the sepuldrink. The rest said, Let be, let chre sure, sealing the stone, and us see whether Elias will come to setting a watch. save him. Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice,

CHAP. XXVIII. yielded up the ghost. And, behold, the veil of the temple was

Jan. 31, May 30, Sept. 27. rent in twain from the top to the Monday in Easter-week, Morning. bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the ara ves In the end

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began to first the saints which slept arose, and day of the week, came Mary Magcame out of the graves after his dalene and the other Mary to see resurrection, and went into the the sepulchre. And, behold, there holy city, and appeared unto ma- was a great earthquake: for the ny. Now when the centurion, and angel of the Lord descended from they that were with him, watch- heaven, and came and rolled back ing Jesus, saw the earthquake, and the stone from the door, and sat those things that were done, they upon it. His countenance was like feared greatly, saying, Truly this lightning, and his raiment white was the Son of God. And many as snow: and for fear of him the women were there beholding afar keepers did shake, and became as oft, which followed Jesus from dead men. And the angel answerGalilee, ministering unto him: ed and said unto the women, Fear among which was Mary Magda- not ye: for I know that ye seek lene, and Mary the mother of Jesus, which was crucified. He is James and Joses, and the mother not here: for he is risen, as he of Zebedee's children. When the said. Come, see the place where even was come, there came a rich the Lord lay. And go quickly, man of Arimathæa, named Jo- and tell his disciples that he is seph, who also himself was Jesus' risen from the dead; and, behold, disciple: he went to Pilate, and he goeth before you into Galilee; begged the body of Jesus. Then there shall ye see him : lo, I have Pilate commanded the body to told you. And they departed quickbe delivered. And when Joseph ly from the sepulchre with fear had taken the body, he wrapped and great joy; and did run to it in a clean linen cloth, and laid bring his disciples word. And as it in his own new tomb, which he they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All the money, and did as they were hail. And they came and held taught: and this saying is comhim by the feet, and worshipped monly reported among the Jews him. Then said Jesus unto them, until this day. Then the eleven Be not afraid: go tell my bre- disciples went away into Galilee, thren that they go into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had and there shall they see me. Now appointed them. And when they when they were going, behold, saw him, they worshipped him: some of the watch came into the but some doubted. And Jesus city, and shewed unto the chief came and spake unto them, saypriests all the things that were ing, All power is given unto me done. And when they were as- in heaven and in earth. Go ye sembled with the elders, and had therefore, and teach all nations, taken counsel, they gave large baptizing them in the name of money unto the soldiers, saying, the Father, and of the Son, and Say ye, His disciples came by of the Holy Ghost : teaching them night, and stole him away while to observe all things whatsoever we slept. And if this come to the I have commanded you: and, lo, governor's ears, we will persuade | I am with you alway, even unto him, and secure you. So they took the end of the world. Amen.

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO

ST. MARK

CHAP. I.

Jesus came from Nazareth of Ga

lilee, and was baptized of John in Feb. 1, May 31, Sept. 28. Jordan. And straightway coming THE THE beginning of the gospel of up out of the water, he saw the Jesus Christ,

the Son of God; heavens opened, and the Spirit as it is written in the prophets, like a dove descending upon him: Behold, I send my messenger be- and there came a voice from heafore thy face, which shall prepare ven, saying, Thou art my beloved thy way before thee. The voice of Son, in whom I am well pleased. one crying in the wilderness, Pre- And immediately the spirit driv. pare ye the way of the Lord, make eth him into the wilderness. And his paths straight. John did bap- he was there in the wilderness tize in the wilderness, and preach forty days, tempted of Satan; and the baptism of repentance for the was with the wild beasts; and the remission of sins. And there went angels ministered unto him. Now out unto him all the land of Ju- after that John was put in prison, dæa, and they of Jerusalem, and Jesus came into Galilee, preachwere all baptized of him in the ing the gospel of the kingdom of river of Jordan, confessing their God, and saying, The time is fulsins. And John was clothed with filled, and the kingdom of God is camel's hair, and with a girdle of at hand: repent ye, and believe the a skin about his loins; and he gospel. Now as he walked by the did eat locusts and wild honey; sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and and preached, saying, There com- Andrew his brother casting a net eth one mightier than I after me, into the sea : for they were fishers. the latchet of whose shoes I am And Jesus said unto them, Come not worthy to stoop down and un- ye after me, and I will make you loose. I indeed have baptized you to become fishers of men. And with water: but he shall baptize straightway they forsook their you with the Holy Ghost. And nets, and followed him. And when it came to pass in those days, that he had gone a little farther thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, mon and they that were with him and John his brother, who also followed after him. And when were in the ship mending their they had found him, they said nets. And straightway he called unto him, All men seek for thee. them: and they left their father And he said unto them, Let us Zebedee in the ship with the hired go into the next towns, that I servants, and went after him. And may preach there also: for therethey went into Capernaum ; and fore came I forth. And he preachstraightway on the sabbath day ed in their synagogues throughhe entered into the synagogue, out all Galilee, and cast out deand taught. And they were as- vils. And there came a leper to tonished at his doctrine: for he him, beseeching him, and kneel'taught them as one that had au- ing down to him, and saying unto thority, and not as the scribes. him, If thou wilt, thou canst make And there was in their synagogue me clean. And Jesus, moved with a man with an unclean spirit; compassion, put forth his hand, and he cried out, saying, Let us and touched him, and saith unto alone; what have we to do with him, I will; be thou clean. And thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth ? art as soon as he had spoken, imthou come to destroy us? I know mediately the leprosy departed thee who thou art, the Holy One from him, and he was cleansed. of God. And Jesus rebuked him, And he straitly charged him, and saying, Hold thy peace, and come forthwith sent him away; and out of him. And when the un- saith unto him, See thou say noclean spirit had torn him, and thing to any man: but go thy cried with a loud voice, he came way, shew thyself to the priest, out of liim. And they were all and offer for thy cleansing those amazed, insomuch that they ques- | things which Moses commanded, tioned among themselves, saying, for a testimony unto them. But What thing is this? what new he went out, and began to publish doctrine is this? for with autho- it much, and to blaze abroad the rity commandeth he even the un- matter, insomuch that Jesus could clean spirits, and they do obey no more openly enter into the him. And immediately his fame city, but was without in desert spread abroad throughout all the places: and they came to him region round about Galilee. And from every quarter. forthwith, when they were come out of the synagogue, they enter

CHAP. II. ed into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John.

Feb. 2, June 1, Sept. 29. ,

some days; tell him of her. And he came and and it was noised that he was in took her by the hand, and lifted the house. And straightway many her up; and immediately the fe- were gathered together, insomuch ver left her, and she ministered that there was no room to receive unto them. And at even, when them, no, not so much as about the sun did set, they brought un. the door: and he preached the to him all that were diseased, and word unto thom. And they come them that were possessed with de- unto him, bringing one sick of vils. And all the city was gather- the palsy, which was borne of ed together at the door. And he four. And when they could not healed many that were sick of come nigh unto him for the press, divers diseases, and cast out many they uncovered the roof where he devils; and suffered not the devils was: and when they had broken to speak, because they knew him. it up, they let down the bed And in the morning, rising up a wherein the sick of the palsy lay. great while before day, he went When Jesus saw their faith, he out, and departed into a solitary said unto the sick of the palsy, place, and there prayed. And Si- Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

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