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\\ 6 V' &e'* C 0:'M M O $/ f>' A \&s^ • £• ft. $!For if-they do these things in-a green tree, what shall be done in theory? And there WCie also twbothermatasactors led with him to be put-to death. !And when they were come to the place which is cabled Galvary,' there they crucified him; and the malefactors one on the right hand, and the other on the J esc. Then said Jesus, i| Father, forgive them, for tfeey know riot what they dr*. And they parted his raiment* and cast lofei' And1 the people-stood beholding;; and the rulers ^alfo wi^h them derided him1, faying,'He iaved others, let him save-himself, is he be Christ the chosen of God. And the soldiers also mocked him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, and frying, If thou be the King of the Jews, save thyself. And a superscription: also- was written over him in letters ofGreek, aiad.Latin, and Hebrew, , f-H IS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. And one of the malefactors which were oanged, railed on him, saying, Is thou be Christ, save thyself and us. But the" other answering, rebuked him,. saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds, but this man hath done nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, *To day malt thou be with me'in paradise? And it-was about the sixth hour; and there was a dark^

, 4 for if tf>*y do these things in a green Tree,t$c. That (hew all meekness to a-ll men, to make all fair allow

is» jf they fo cruelly treat a righteous person: Ezek. anccs for human insirmiy* and as God for Chrilt's

«r. 47. what stiall become of those wicked persons, Sake ha'.h-forgiven us, chearfitlly to forgive our Fel

■who like a dry tree are rea ly to be burned. - low Creatures, who have injured ns also, . // Fatherforgi-yc (hew,,&c. Behold here an instance • -se day Jbd!t thou he with mt in Parodist. Let no

of the most perfect charity, which calb equally for one who profesies himself a Christian cite, she example

our admiration and imitation. Jesus not only forgives ' of this penitent Thief as a Piea for a'late repentance,

his persecutors himself, when, by their means he was He (hewed such an Act of Faith on diis occasion as

txpiring undir the molt unconceivable torture; but no one ever did either before or since. He acknow

tven implores his heavenly Father to forgive them, ledged Our Lord when mocked by men, hanged upon a

Nay more—He even endeavours to- extenuate their -Cross, and treated as the worst of Malefactors. But

gailt, and excuse his Murderers : Jry representing f r t^osewhohave enjoyed the light of the Gospel from

their cruelty as the effect of ignoranfe ; yrhty knsiv not their infancy, and have daily enjoyed the means of re

•ubot they do. "SurcTy did we/cfvilyTand frequently con- "ligious instruction: yet have hardened themselves t

tnnpTste this'glorious example, "(We should be ashamed gainst conviction, and rejected all helps for their fpi.

•f'tridirlging' .violerit wrath, and implacable resent- rhual improvement. For such to hope that by a few

-Blent against our brethren for such petty ir juries as prayers and sighs and tears upon a death-bed they

too many do. we .should be strongly induced to (hall be able to make atonement for a whole life of ness over all the earth until the ninth hour. And the fun was darkened, and the vail of the temple was rent in the midst. ,-Anti .when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the Ghost. Now when the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, laying, Certainly this was a righteous man. And all the people ihat came together to that fight, beholding the things that .weredone, smote their breasts, and returned. And all his acquaint •tance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. ,;

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ALmighty God, we beseech' thee graciously to behold this, tay family, for which our Lord Jesus-Christ was contented to be betrayed, and giVen up into the. hands of-wicked, rnen,- and to Tusser death upon the cross, who now Iiveth and reigneth with "thee and the holy Ghost, ever one God, world without end. Amen*

ALmighty and everlasting ^od, by w,hose Spirit $he -whole body os the Church is governed and sanctified j Receive pu/ supplications and prayers which we offer before thee for all estates of men in thy holy Church, that every member of the fame, in-his vocation and ministry, may truly and godly serve thee, through our Lord and Saviour [esus Christ. Amen. \ .

Paraphrase on theory? Col'tS for Good Friday. , Most , mighty and eternal God, by the Influence pf

• All powerful Got), we humbly in treat thee to shew whose Spirit all Christians thn.ughout the world, are

mercy, favour, and protection, to these thy peopk here ruled and made Hcjyj ; Accept our humble Peutioas

assembled ; for whole salvation thy blesicd Son patiently in Behalf of ail sorts of Men who profess the Belief ff

submitted hire se f to the painful Death of Cruoi- the Gospel ; that every one of them, according to his

* rfr'.m } who how reigneth with thee and the Holy abJity and station in life, may diligently,serve tbre

• Spjnt, t»ne God, through all Eternity. .-' , _ , with Sincerity and Piety, throughour Lord' and Jjavifc Farapnrascon Wvestfmd CeiltStbf GoodTrffa. , our Jgsus Cjihst. . , . ^ , ;\

Iniquity, and obtain an equal share of future happiness which surely can "be admitted -Of.by none but those 'with thof who by patient -cpntinuance ij> well doing whose understandings are eijuajly. fotxupt a* their mas have sought for glory and. immortality,-Is an aitisurdiiy new.

/^~\ Merciful God, who hast nude all men, and hatest nothing X^J that thou hast made, nor wouldest the death of a sinner, but rather"that'he should be converted, and live; Have mercy upon all JewSj'Turfc.s, Infidels, and Hereticks, and take from them all ignorance, 'hardness" of heart, and contempt of thy word; and so fetch them ^riorhe, blessed Lord to thy flock, that they may be saved among' the remnant of the true Israelites, and be made one fold under one Shepherd, Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the holy Spirit, one God, world without end. Amen.

The Epistle. Hebr. 10. t. %f | E law having a shadow of good things to come, and not J_ the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually, make the comers thereunXo 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 those sacrifices there is a remembrance again made of sins every year. For it is not possible that the blood os bulls and of goats should take away sins: Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he faith, Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not, but a body hast thou prepared me: In burntoJferings and sacrifices for fin thou hast had no pleasure: Then said I,,'to, I come (in the volume os the book it is written of me) to do

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Paraphrase on the thir.i ColleS for Good Friiny. O God of infinite Mercy, the Maker of all Men, Dispositions, that they being thus admitted into the who loverf thy Creatures, and desirett not that any one number, and privileges of thy People, may be made of them should perish in his Sins, but that he mould partakers of that eternal Salvation which is purchased Urn from his Iniquities, and be saved; have Mercy for all real Chriilians by Jesus Christ our Lord, wh'a anon all Jews, Mahometans, Pagans, and Unbelievers reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God for -{ every persuasion, and in every part of the World: ever and ever, their Understanding?, and reform their

Laiv having a Jhadow, The Ap.title proves reality which they only 'eprefented, they ought to be

passage of Scripture that the Sacrifices which done away. Behold therefore O Sinner, what sorrows tKy

use of under the Law of Moses were only Saviour endured for thy Iniquities! Beheld and Reperlt.

'figurative Representations of that perfect' BeboU ye truly penitent Believers how the Prince of

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hich Jesus Christ, by his Death, offered up Peace procured for you Reconciliation with the Father"! ; and ;"

all; and therefore that as that was come in Behold and rejoice with Thanksgiving.

thy will, O God. Above, when he said, Sacrifice and offering, and burnt-offerings, and * offering for fin thou wouldest not, neither hadst pleasure therein, which are offered by the law: Then slid he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He.taketh away the first, that he may establish the second. By the which will we. are sanctified, through the offering of the body os Jesus Christ once for all. And every priest standeth daily ministering, and offering oftentimes the fame sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for fins, for ever fat down on the right hand of God; from henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his foot stool. + For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified: whereof the Holy Ghost, also is a witness to us: For after that he had said before, This is the covenant that 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 offeiing 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 fay, his flesh: and having an high priest over the house of God; let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled 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; .snot

* Offering ftr Sin thou wouldest not. CSV. By this world; but was nvealed in these last times, passage of Scripture, which is quoted from Psalm xl. it t For by one OJbing be bathptrftHed, 13c. Observe is plain that sacrifices were, in themselves, not ac- here that it is those who are JanSifiid. those who ar« ceptable to God: but that they were instituted fora truly obedient Christians, that arepefefied, andTOade time, andsuited to the genius of the Jews, a carnal peo- partakers in the benesi.s of Christ's redemption, pie, who, without such outward rites and ceremonies JA'«» forsaking the a£~emblingl3c. If St. Paul so earin their religious worship, would have been too apt to nestly exhorted Christians, even in times of Persecution fall into the idolatious practices of the Gentiles, not to neglect the assembling themselves together sot They were designed likewise to represent that great public worihip; then how much more is this duty Offering of Jesus Christ the Lamb of God, which (in incumbent upon us, who are preteaed and supported in God's intention) wot Jlain from the foundation of the -our religious worship by the civil Government I

forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of fomeis; but exhorting one another: and so much the more as ye fee the day approaching.

The Gospel. S. John 19. 1.

Pilate 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 a?ain, and faith unto them, Behold, 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 unto 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 os God. When Pilate therefore heard that sayingr he was the more afraid; and went again into the judgment-hall, and faith unto Jesus,. § Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no answer. Then lakh Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? Knowest thou not, that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee> hath the greater, sin. And from

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BcMd the Man. Thus Pilate endeavoured to raise the charge laid against Jesus by the Jews was that he the compassion of the people. He had caused Jesus to had called himself the Son os God, seems to have suphe scourged, and in derision t<> be adorned with a posed that Jel'us had pretended he had derived his desCrown of Thorns, and an old purple robe, in hopes cent from some Deity; as some of the Her 'es of old that the people would be pacified with this- punilhj- had done; such as Alexander, who represented hinself as aient; and that Jesus* life might be spared; In. the son of Jupittr; and Romulus who was reported to this woeful condition he brought him forth to them,, have been the son. of Man, . Sec. Therefore he said laying Be/told the Man But their hearts we»e too much Whence art thou? That is, " Which of the peities art. hardened, and too much ber.t upon his destruction, to thou sprung from ?" Therefore it was perhaps that be satisfied with any thing less than his death. Thus Jesus did not choose to explain to him his divine origi*tre the divine counsel fulfilled. ■ ,. nal, because in his present state of Gentiksm he was

S Wbentt wt tbou? Pilate as he was a Heathen, and not capable of comprehending, iu > therefore act a Btliever ia the true God, hearing that , ,

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