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of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief : and we hid, as it were, our faces froin him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our forrows; yet, we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions ; he was bruised for our iniquities : the chaftilement of our peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed. And we, like sheep, have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way: and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. He was opprefled, and he was afflicted, yer, he opened not his mouch: he is brought as a łamb to the naughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb; so opened not his mouth. He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken. And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him co grief; when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of che Lord shall prosper in his hands. He shall see of the travel of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. Therefore will I divide him portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong: because he hath

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poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bear the sin of many, and made interceflion for the transgressors." - Mofes. Convi&tion captivates my mind; I acknowledge myself vanquished, and that Jesus is the Messiah ; a new scene is presented to the eyes of my soul, which enlightens my understanding and fills my heart with grief for living a life opposite to my God, who hath, believed our report, Israel's disavowal, censuring and rejection, of the report of Jesus Christ, agrees with this prophefy. : Boy. Mark 15. $ And straightway in the morning the chief Priests holding a consultation with the antients and the fcribes, and the whole council, bound Jesus and led him away to Pin late, and Pilate asked him, “ Art thou the King of the Jews'?” Jesus answering, saith to him : şi Thou sayeft it.” And the chief Priests accused him in many things. And Pilate asked him, saying: “ Answerest thou nothing? behold in how many things they accuse you.” But Jesus still answered nothing; fo that Pilate wondered. Now on the festival day he was wont to release untg them one of the prisoners, whomsoever they demanded. And there was one called Barabbas, who was in prison with some feditious men, who in the sedition had committed mur. der. And when the multitude was come up, they began to defire that he would do as he had ever done to them.' And Pilate answered them, and said: " Will you, that I release to you che King of the Jews?” for he knew that the chief

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But the chief priests moved the people, that he • should rather release Barrabbas to them. And - Pilate again answered, saying to them: “ What will you then that I do to the King of the Jews? But they again cried out crucify him. And Pilare faith to them: “ Why, what evil hath he done?” But they cried out the more, “Crucify him.” So Pilate being willing to satisfy the people, released them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus when he had scourged him, to be crucified. And the soldiers led him into the court of the palace, and they call together the whole band : and they cloach him with purple, and platting a crown of thorns, they put it on him, and they began to faluie him: Hail, King of the Jews. And they struck his head with a reed; and they did spit on him, and bowing their knees they worshipped him. And after they had mocked him they took off the purple from him, and put his own garments on him, and they led him out to crucify him. And they forced Si. mon, a Cyrinian who paffed by coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to take up his cross. And bringing him unto the place called Golgotha, which being interpreted, is, “ The place of Calvary.” And they gave him to drink wine mingled with myrrh; but he took it not. And crucifying him, they divided his garments, cafting lors upon them, what every man should take. And it was the third hour, and they crucifyed him. And the inscripcion of his cause was written over, “ The King of the Jews.” And with him they crucified two

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thieves, 'thieves, the one on his right hand, the other on his left. And the scripture was fulfilled which saith: “ With the wicked he was reputed. And they that passed by, blafphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying: Vah, thou that deftroyest the Temple of God, and in three days buildeft it up again: save thyself, come down from the cross.” In like manner also the chief priests with the scribes, mocking, said one to another, " He saved others, himself he cannot fave. Let Christ, the king of Israel, come down from the cross, that we may fee and believe. And they that were crucified with him, reviled him. And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole earth until the ninth hour; and at the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying: « Eloi, eloi, lamma sabacthani?” which is, being interpreted, “my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" and fome of the standers by hearing, said: “ Be: hold, he calleth Elias.” And one running and filling a fpung with yinegar, and putting it upon a reed, gave him to drink, saying: “ Stay, let us see if Elias will come to take him down. And Jesus having cried out with a loud voice, gave up the ghost. And the veil of the Temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. And the Centurion officer who stood over against him, seeing, that crying out in this manner, he had given up the ghost, said: “Indeed this man was the Son of God.”

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Meffiah brought by Israel to Pilate, an heathen judge, to receive the sentence of death.

Boy. Pfalm 22. My God, my God, why bali thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from beloing me, and from the words of any roaring? Omy God I cry in the day time, but thou bearest not; and in the night season, and am not filent. But thou art holy, Othou that inhabitest the praises of Ifrael. Our faibers trusted in thee: they trusted and thou didst deliver thein. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and Weré not confounded. But I am a worin and no man: a reproach of men, and dispised of the people. All they that see me, laugh me 10 scorn ; they jhoot out the lip; they shake the head, saying, be trusted in God that he would deliver him ; lei bim deliver bim, seeing be delighted in bim. But tbou art be that took me out of the womb: tbou did/t make me hope when I was upon my mother's breast.

I was cast on thee from the womb; thou art my God from my mother's belly. Be not far from me ; for trouble is near: there is none to help. Many bulls have compaffid: strong bulls of Bashan bave befet me round. They gaped upon se with their 17ouths, as a ravening and roaring lion. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my beart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels. My strength is dried up like a pot-herd; and any tongue cleaveih to the roof of 'my mouth : thou hast brought me into the jaws of death. For dogs have compassed me; tbe a lembly of the wicked bave inclosed me: they pierced mny hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: şbey look and stare upon me. They part my garments

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