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. and burial. 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 themselves with the scribes, He Salome; saved others; himself he cannot 41 (Who also, when he was save.

in Galilee, followed him, and 32 Let Christ the King of | ministered unto him;) and many Israel descend now from the other women which came up cross, that we may see and with him unto Jerusalem. believe. And they that were 42 And now when the even crucified with him reviled him. was come, because it was the

33 And when the sixth hour preparation, that is, the day was come, there was darkness before 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 crayed the body thani? which is, being inter- of Jesus. preted, My God, my God, why 44 And Pilate marvelled if he hast thou forsaken me?

were already dead; and calling 35 And some of them that unto him the centurion, he asked stood by, when they heard it, him whether he had been any said, Behold, he calleth Elias. while dead.

36 And one ran and filled a 45 And when he knew it of spunge 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, see whether Elias will come to and took him down, and wrapped take him down.

him in the linen, and laid him 37 And Jesus cried with a loud in a sepulchre which was hewn voice, and gave up the ghost. out of a rock, and rolled a stone

38 And the veil of the temple unto the door of the sepulchre. was rent in twain from the top 47 And Mary Magdalene and to the bottom.

Mary the mother of Joses beheld 39 And when the centurion, where he was laid. which stood over against him,

CHAP. XVI. is saw that he so cried out, and

Christ's resurrection. gave up the ghost, he said, LAND when the sabbath was Truly this man was the Son of fi past, Mary Magdalene, God. , . .

and Mary the mother of James, 40 There were also women and Salome, had bought sweet

in a longe afrighted. nto them, ye into

Christ's resurrection


and appearance. spices, that they might come 11 And they, when they had and anoint him.

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

3 And they said among them the country. selves, Who shall roll us away 13 And they went and told it the stone from the door of the unto the residue; neither besepulchre ?

lieved they them.. 4 And when they looked, they 14 Afterward he appeared saw that the stone was rolled unto the eleven as they sat at away: for it was very great. meat, and upbraided them with

5 And entering into the se- their unbelief and hardness of pulchre, they saw a young man heart, because they believed not sitting on the right side, clothed them which had seen him after in à long white garment; and he was risen. ,

15 And he said unto them, Go Ő And he saith unto them, ye into all the world, and preach Be not affrighted. Ye seek the gospel to every creature. Jesus of Nazareth, which was 16 He that believeth and is crucified: he is risen; he is not baptized shall be saved; but here: behold the place where he that believeth not shall be they laid him.

damned. i . 7 But go your way, tell his 17 And these signs shall follow disciples and Peter that he them that believe: In my name goeth before you into Galilee: shall they cast out devils; they there shall ye see him, as he shall speak with new tongues; said unto you.

| 18 They shall take up ser· 8 And they went out quickly, pents; and if they drink any and fled from the sepulchre; for deadly thing, it shall not hurt they trembled and were amazed: them; they shall lay hands on neither said they any thing to the sick, and they shall recover. any man: for they were afraid. 19 So then after the Lord had

9 Now when Jesus was risen spoken unto them, he was reearly the first day of the week, ceived up into heaven, and sat he appeared first to Mary Mag- on the right hand of God. dalene, out of whom he had cast 20 And they went forth, and seven devils. .

preached every where, the Lord 10 And she went and told working with them, and conthem that had been with him, firming the word with signs as they mourned and wept. following. Amen.

The Gospel according to St. LUKE.

CHAP. I. : | the priest's office, his lot was to Conception of St. John and Christ. burn incense when he went into TORASMUCH as many the temple of the Lord.

T have taken in hand to set 10 And the whole multitude forth in order a declaration of of the people were praying withthose things which are most out at the time of incense. surely believed among us, 11 And there appeared unto

2 Even as they delivered them him an angel of the Lord, standunto us, which from the begin- ing on the right side of the altar ning were eye-witnesses, and of incense. ministers of the word;

12 And when Zacharias saw 3 It seemed good to me also, him, he was troubled, and fear having had perfect understanding fell upon him. of all things from the very first, 13 But the angel said unto to write unto thee in order, him, Fear not, Zacharias: for most excellent Theophilus, thy prayer is heard; and thy

4 That thou mightest know wife Elisabeth shall bear thee the certainty of those things a son, and thou shalt call his wherein thou hast been in- name John. , structed.

14 And thou shalt have joy 5 THERE was, in the and gladness; and many shall

1 days of Herod the rejoice at his birth. king of Judea, a certain priest 15 For he shall be great in named Zacharias, of the course the sight of the Lord, and shall of Abia: and his wife was of drink neither wine nor strong the daughters of Aaron, and her drink; and he shall be filled name was Elisabeth.

with the Holy Ghost, even from 6 And they were both right- his mother's womb. eous before God, walking in all 16 And many of the children the commandments and ordi- of Israel shall he turn to the nances of the Lord blameless. Lord their God."

7 'And they had no child, be- 17 And he shall go before cause that Elisabeth was barren, him in the spirit and power of and they both were now well Elias, to turn the hearts of the stricken in years.

.. fathers to the children, and the 8 And it came to pass, that disobedient to the wisdom of the while he executed the priest's just; to make ready a people office before God in the order of prepared for the Lord. his course,

18 And Zacharias said unto 9 According to the custom of the angel, Whereby shall I know

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The salutation of Mary


by the angel Gabriel : this? for I am an old man, and unto her, and said, Hail, thou my wife well stricken in years. | that art highly favoured, the

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

of salutation this should be. 20 And, behold, thou shalt 30 And the angel said unto be dumb, and not able to speak, her, Fear not, Mary; for thou until the day that these things hast found favour with God. shall be performed, because thou 31 And, behold, thou shalt believest not. my words, which conceive in thy womb, and shall be fulfilled in their season. bring forth a son, and shalt call · 21 And the people waited for his name JESUS. i Zacharias, and marvelled that he: 32 He shall be great, and tarried so long in the temple. · shall be called the Son of the

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

of his kingdom there shall be 23 And it came to pass, that, no end.

: as soon as the days of his mini- 34 Then said Mary unto the stration were accomplished, he angel, How shall this be, seeing departed to his own house. | I know not a man? .

24 And after those days his 35 And the angel answered wife Elisabeth conceived, and and said unto her, The Holy hid herself five months, saying, Ghost shall come upon thee,

25 Thus hath the Lord dealt and the power of the Highest with me in the days wherein he shall overshadow thee; therefore looked on me, to take away my also that holy thing which shall reproach among men.

be born of thee shall be called 26 And in the sixth month the Son of God. est the angel Gabriel was sent from. 36 And, behold, thy cousin God unto a city of Galilee, Elisabeth, she hath also connamed Nazareth,

ceived a son in her old age: 27 To a virgin espoused to and this is the sixth month with a man whose name was Joseph, her who was called barren.' , of the house of David; and the 37 For with God nothing virgin's name was Mary. | shall be impossible.

28 And the angel came in 38 And Mary said, Behold the

Her song of thanksgiving. CHAP. I. Birth of John Baptist,

Birth of handmaid of the Lord; be it that fear him, from generation unto me according to thy word. to generation. And the angel departed from her. 51 He hath shewed strength

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

52 He hath put down the 40 And entered into the mighty from their seats, and house of Zacharias, and saluted exalted them of low degree. Elisabeth.

53 He hath filled the hungry 41 And it came to pass, that, with good things; and the rich when Elisabeth heard the salu | he hath sent empty away. tation of Mary, the babe leaped | 54 He hath holpen his servant in her womb; and Elisabeth Israel, in remembrance of his was filled with the Holy Ghost: mercy; - 42 And she spake out with a 55 As he spake to our fathers, loud voice, and said, Blessed art to Abraham, and to his seed for thou among women; and bless-ever. ed is the fruit of thy womb. 56 And Mary abode with her

43 And whence is this to me, about three months, and rethat the mother of my Lord turned to her own house. should come to me?

57 | Now Elisabeth's full 44 For, lo, as soon as the time came that she should be voice of thy salutation sounded delivered; and she brought forth in mine ears, the babe leaped in a son... my womb for joy. . . 1 58 And her neighbours and

45 And blessed is she that her cousins heard how the Lord believed: for 'there shall be a had shewed great mercy upon performance of those things her; and they rejoiced with her. which were told her from the 59 And it came to pass, that Lord.

on the eighth day they came to 46 And Mary said, My soul circumcise the child; and they doth magnify the Lord,,... called him Zacharias, after the

47 And my spirit hath re- name of his father. joiced in God my Saviour. ; 60 And his mother answered

48 For he hath regarded the and said, Not so; but he shall low estate of his handmaiden: be called John. for, behold, from henceforth all l. 61 And they said unto her, generations shall call me blessed. There is none of thy kindred that

49 For he that is mighty hath is called by this name. done to me great things; and 62 And they made signs to holy is his name.

his father, how he would have 50 And his mercy is on them him called.

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