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Christ's death

and burial. thani ? that is to say, My God, the mother of Zebedee's childmy God, why hast thou for ren. saken me?

57 | When the even was 47 Some of them that stood come, there came a rich man of there, when they heard that, Arimathea, named Joseph, who said, This man calleth for Elias. also himself was Jesus' disciple:

48 And straightway one of 58 He went to Pilate, and them ran, and took a spunge, begged the body of Jesus. Then and filled it with vinegar, and Pilate commanded the body to put it on a reed, and gave him be delivered. to drink.

59. And when Joseph had 49 The rest said, Let be, taken the body, he wrapped it in let us see whether Elias will a clean linen cloth, come to save him.

60 And laid it in his own 50 Jesus, when he had cried new tomb, which he had hewn again with a loud voice, yielded out in the rock: and he rolled up the ghost.

a great stone to the door of the 51 And, behold, the veil of sepulchre, and departed. the temple was rent in twain 61 And there was Mary from the top to the bottom; Magdalene, and the other Mary, and the earth did quake, and sittingover against the sepulchre. the rocks rent;

62 g Now the next day, that 52 And the graves were followed the day of the preparaopened; and many bodies of tion, the chief priests and Phathe saints which slept arose, risees came together unto Pilate,

53 And came out of the 63 Saying, Sir, we remember graves after his resurrection, and that that deceiver said, while he went into the holy city, and ap- was yet alive, After three days peared unto many.

I will rise again. 54 Now when the centurion, 64 Command therefore that and they that were with him the sepulchre be made sure watching Jesus, saw the earth- until the third day, lest his disquake, and those things that ciples come by night and steal were done, they feared greatly, him away, and say unto the saying, Truly this was the Son people, He is risen from the of God.

dead: so the last error shall be 55 And many women were worse than the first. there, beholding afar off, which 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye followed Jesus from Galilee, have a watch: go your way, ministering unto him;

make it as sure as you can. 56 Among which was Mary 66 So they went, and made Magdalene, and Mary the mo- the sepulchre sure, sealing the ther of James and Joses, and stone, and setting a watch.

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as snow:

His resurrection,

and appearance. CHAP. XXVIII.

| thren that they go into Galilee, Christ's resurrection.

and there shall they see me. N the end of the sabbath, as 11 Now when they were

it began to dawn towards going, behold, some of the watch the first day of the week, came came into the city, and shewed Mary Magdalene and the other unto the chief priests all the Mary to see the sepulchre. things that were done.

2 And, behold, there was a 12 And when they were asgreat earthquake: for the angel sembled with the elders, and of the Lord descended from hea- had taken counsel, they gave ven, and came and rolled back large money unto the soldiers, the stone from the door, and sat 13 Saying, Say ye, his dis

ciples came by night, and stole 3 His countenance was like him away while we slept. lightning, and his raiment white 14 And if this come to the

governor's ears, we will

we will per4 And for fear of him the suade him, and secure you. keepers did shake, and became 15 So they took the money, as dead men.

and did as they were taught : 5 And the angel answered and this saying is commonly and said unto the women, Fear reported among the Jews until not ye: for I know that ye seek this day. Jesus, which was crucified. 16 | Then the eleven dis

6 He is not here ; for he is ciples went away into Galilee, risen, as he said. Come, see into a mountain where Jesus the place where the Lord lay. had appointed them.

7 And go quickly, and tell 17 And when they saw him, his disciples that he is risen they worshipped him: but some from the dead ; and, behold, he doubted. goeth before you into Galilee ; 18 And Jesus came and spake there shall ye see him: lo, I unto them, saying, All power is

given unto me in heaven and 8 And they departed quickly in earth. from the sepulchre with fear and 19 Go ye, therefore, and great joy, and did run to bring teach all nations, baptizing them his disciples word.

in the name of the Father, and 9 And as they went to tell of the Son, and of the Holy his disciples, behold, Jesus met Ghost; them, saying, All hail. And 20 Teaching them to observe they came and held him by the all things whatsoever I have feet, and worshipped him. commanded

you: and, lo, I am 10 Then said Jesus unto them, with you alway, even unto the Be not afraid : go tell my bre- end of the world. Amen.

have told you.

The Gospel according to St. Mark.

heavens opened, and the Spirit, CHAP. I. John Baptist's office.

like a dove, descending upon HE beginning of the gospel him :

the Son of 11 And there came a voice God;

from heaven, saying, Thou art 2 As it is written in the my beloved Son, in whom I am prophets, Behold, I send my

well pleased. messenger before thy face, which 12 And immediately the Spirit shall prepare thy way before driveth him into the wilderness. thee.

13 And' he was there in the 3 The voice of one crying in wilderness forty days, tempted the wilderness, Prepare ye the of Satan; and was with the way of the Lord, make his paths wild beasts; and the angels straight.

ministered unto him. 4 John did baptize in the 14 Now after that John was wilderness, and preach the bap- put in prison, Jesus came into tism of repentance for the re- Galilee, preaching the gospel of mission of sins.

the kingdom of God, 5 And there went out unto 15 And saying, The time is him all the land of Judea, and fulfilled, and the kingdom of they of Jerusalem, and were all God is at hand; repent ye, and baptized of him in the river of believe the gospel. Jordan, confessing their sins. 16 Now as he walked by the

6 And John was clothed with sea of Galilee, he saw Simon camel's hair, and with a girdle and Andrew his brother casting of a skin about his loins; and he a net into the sea : for they did eat locusts and wild honey; were fishers.

7 And preached, saying, There 17 And Jesus said unto them, cometh one mightier than I after Come ye after me, and I will me, the latchet of whose shoes make you to become fishers of I am not worthy to stoop down men. and unloose.

18 And straightway they for8 I indeed have baptized you sook their nets, and followed with water: but he shall baptize him. you with the Holy Ghost. 19 And when he had gone

9 And it came to pass in a little further thence, he saw those days, that Jesus came James the son of Zebedee, and from Nazareth of Galilee, and John his brother, who also were was baptized of John in Jordan. in the ship mending their nets.

10 And straightway coming 20 And straightway he called up out of the water, he saw the them: and they left their father

An unclean spirit cast out. CHAP. I.

Christ healeth many. Zebedee in the ship with the 30 But Simon's wife's mother hired servants, and went after lay sick of a fever; and anon they him.

tell him of her. 21 And they went into Ca-l. 3

31 And he came and took her pernaum: and straightway on by the hand, and lifted her up; the sabbath-day he entered into and immediately the fever left the synagogue, and taught. her, and she ministered unto

22 And they were astonished them. at his doctrine: for he taught 32 And at even, when the sun them as one that had authority, did set, they brought unto him and not as the scribes.

all that were diseased, and them 23 And there was in their that were possessed with devils. synagogue a man with an un

33 And all the city was gaclean spirit; and he cried out, thered together at the door.

24 Saying, Let us alone; what 34 And he healed many that have we to do with thee, thou were sick of divers diseases, Jesus of Nazareth? art thou and cast out many devils; and come to destroy us? I know suffered not the devils to speak, thee who thou art, the Holy because they knew him. One of God.

35 And in the morning, rising 25 And Jesus rebuked him, up a great while before day, saying, Hold thy peace, and he went out, and departed into come out of him.

a solitary place, and there 26 And when the unclean prayed. spirit had torn him, and cried 36 And Simon and they that with a loud voice, he came out were with him followed after him. of him.

37 And when they had found 27 And they were all amazed, him, they said unto him, All insomuch that they questioned men seek for thee. among themselves, saying, What 38 And he said unto them, thing is this? what new doctrine Let us go into the next towns, is this; for with authority com- that I may preach there also: mandeth he even the unclean for therefore came I forth. spirits, and they do obey 39 And he preached in their him.

synagogues throughout all Ga28 And immediately his fame lilee, and cast out devils. spread abroad throughout all the 40 | And there came a leper region round about Galilee. to him, beseeching him, and

29 And forthwith, when they kneeling down to him, and saywere come out of the synagogue, ing unto him, If thou wilt, thou they entered into the house of canst make me clean. Simon and Andrew, with James 41 And Jesus, moved with and John.

compassion, put forth his hand,


The leper cleansed.

The palsy healed. and touched him, and saith unto | broken it up, they let down the him, I will; be thou clean. bed wherein the sick of the

42 And as soon as he had palsy lay. spoken, immediately the leprosy 5 When Jesus saw their faith, departed from him, and he was he said unto the sick of the cleansed.

palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven 43 And he straitly charged thee. him, and forthwith sent him 6 But there were certain of away;

the scribes sitting there, and 44 And saith unto him, See reasoning in their hearts, thou say nothing to any man: 7 Why doth this man thus but go thy way, shew thyself to speak blasphemies? who can the priest, and offer for thy forgive sins but God only? cleansing those things which 8 And immediately, when Moses commanded, for a testi- Jesus perceived in his spirit mony unto them.

that they so reasoned within 45 But he went out, and be- themselves, he said unto them, gan to publish it much, and to Why reason ye these things in blaze abroad the matter, inso- your hearts? much that Jesus could no, more 9 Whether is it easier to say openly enter into the city, but to the sick of the palsy, Thy was without in desert places : sins be forgiven thee; or to say, and they came to him from Arise, and take up thy bed, and every quarter.

walk ? CHAP. II.

10 But that ye may know Christ healeth the palsy. that the Son of man hath power ND again he entered into on earth to forgive sins, (he saith

Capernaum after some to the sick of the palsy,) days; and it was noised that he 11 I say unto thee, Arise, and was in the house.

take up thy bed, and go thy way 2 And straightway many were into thine house. gathered together, insomuch 12 And immediately he arose, that there was no room to re- took up the bed, and went forth ceive them, no, not so much as before them all; insomuch that about the door: and he preached they were all amazed, and glorithe word unto them.

fied God, saying, We never saw 3 And they come unto him, it on this fashion. bringing one sick of the palsy, 13 And he went forth which was borne of four.

again by the sea side; and all 4 And when they could not the multitude resorted unto come nigh unto him for the press, him, and he taught them. they uncovered the roof where 14 And as he passed by, he he was: and when they had saw Levi the son of Alpheus,

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