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written over him in lecters of Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors, which were hanged, railed on him, faying, If thou be Chrift, save thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Doft not thou fear, God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation ? And we indeed juftly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds : but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jefus, Lord, remember me when thou comelt into thy Kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in paradise. And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all the earth uncil the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit : and having faid thus, he gave up the ghost. Now when the centurion law what was done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people that came together to thac sight, beholding the things that were done, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off beholding these things.

Good Friday. .

The Collezis. A Lmighty God, we beseech thee graciously to behold o this thy family, for which our Lord Jesus Christ was contented to be betrayed, and given up into the hands of wicked men, and to suffer death upon the cross, who now livech and reignech with thçe and the Holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

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On the firA COLLECT for Good Friday. O Almighty God, we beseech thee to bless with thy particular care and favour thy houshold (Eph. ii. 19.) the church, for the sake of which our Saviour, that he might ransum it with his own blood, (Adli XX. 28.)

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A Lmighty and everlasting God, by whose Spirit the a whole body of the Church is governed and fanctified; Receive our Supplications and prayers, which we offer be. fore thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church; that every member of the same, in his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee, through our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen..

Merciful God, who haft made all men, and hatest no

thing that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather that he should be converted and live; Have mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and Hereticks, and take from them all ignorance, hardness of heart, and contempt of thy word ; and so fetch them home, blessed Lord, to thy flock, that they may be saved among the remnant of the true Ifraelites, and be made one fold under one

P A R A P H R AS E. was contented to be betrayed in the most perfidious manner, (Luke xxii. 1.) and to be delivered into the hands of the wicked who crucified and flew him; but who now enjoys renewed life, and reigns in concert with che Father and the Holy Ghost triumphantly for ever in heaven. Amen.

Paraphrafe on the second COLLECT for Good Friday, O omnipotent Being, by whose Spirit the unity of the church is preserved, (Eph. iv. 3.) and every individual member of it is fanctified, (Rom. xiii. 16.) we beseech thee to hear favourably the prayers which we offer up to thy divine Majesty, for all the members of thy church of what condition soever, for princes, subjects, clergy, laity, rich and poor, &c. that they may all serve thee in their various callings and stations, and do good in their respective ways in their generations, by leading sober and virtuous lives, and deroutly worshipping thee ; and this we beg for the fake of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

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Paraphraje on the third COLLECT for Good Friday, '. O molt gracious and merciful God, who haft created all men, and art so far from hating those whom thou hast called into existence, that thou so lovedit the world, as to give thy only begotten Son, that they might have eiernal life, (John iii. 16.) who haft no pleafure that the wicked Thould die, but that he should turn from his ways and live ; (Ezek. xvi. 23.) Display thy mercy by converting all Jews, Turks, and Infidels ; rescue them from that ignorance which arises from their not having heard or not understood thy word ; all hardness of heart or contempt of thy word, in not attending to, or despising thy revelations; and fo bring shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God world without end. Amen.

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The Epiftle. Heb. x: 1. THE law having a shadow of good things to come, and

not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices, which they offered year by year continually, make the comers thereunto perfect : for then would they not have ceased to be offered ? because that the worshippers once purged, should have had no more conscience of sins. But in chose sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of fins every year. For it is not possible chat the blood of bulls and of goats should take away lins: Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldst not, but a body hast thou prepared me : In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin thou hast had no pleasure : Then said I, Lo, I come (In the volume of the book it is written of me) to do thy will, O God. Above, when he said, Sacrifice and offering, and burnt offerings, and offering for sin thou wouldst not, neither hadît pleasure therein, which are offered by the law : Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may eltablish the second. By the which will we are sanctified, through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest ftandech daily ministering, and offering often times the same sacrifices which can never take away fins. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for fins, for ever sat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are fanctified. Whereof the Holy Gholt also is a witness to us : For after that he had said before, This is the covenant that

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PA RA P H R AS E. home thy Atray theep, (Luke xv. 4.) that they may, he saved among the remoant of Ifraelites, which are according to the election of grace ;* (Rom. xi. 5.) and that they may make one fold under one shepherd (John 17.) Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

I will make with them after those days, faith the Lord; I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them: and their fins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the vail, that is to say, his felh ; and having an high Prielt over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts fprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering: (for he is faithful that promised) And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works : not forsaking the affembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another : and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

The Gospel. St John xix. r.. DILATE therefore took Jesus, and scourged him. And

[ the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews: and they smote him with their hands. Pilate therefore went forth again, and faith unto them, Bea hold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him. Then came. Jesus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple robe. And Pilate faith unto them, Behold the man. When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate faith into them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. When Pi. late therefore heard thaç saying, he was the more afraid ; and went again into the judgment hall, and faith unto Jesus, Whence art thou ? Bue Jefus gave him no answer. Then faith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowelt thou not that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no

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AND EXPLAINED. 147 power at all against me, except it were given thee from above : therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath che greater fin. And from thenceforth Pilate fought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Cæsar's friend : Whosoever maketh himfelf a king, speaketh against Cæsar. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and far down in the judgment-seat, in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And ic was the preparation of the pafsover, and about the sixth hour: and he saich unto the Jews, Behold your king. But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate faich unto them, Shall I crucify your king? The chief priests answer. ed, We have no king but Cæsar. Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified : and they took Jesus, and led him away. And he, bearing his cross, went forth into a place called the place of a fkull, which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha; where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of the Jews : for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city : and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not the King of the Jews, but that he said, I am the King of the Jews. Pilare answered, What I have written, I have written. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments (and made four parts, to every soldier a part) and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lors for it whose it shall be : that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which faith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my yesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did. Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's filter, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the difa ciple Itanding by whom he laved, he saich unto his mother,

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