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& 1:20ng them, and cast lots upon my vesture. But be not thou far from me, O Lord : O my strength, baste thee to belp me. Deliver my soul from the sword, my darling from the power of the dog. Save me from the lion's moutb: for thou haft beard me from the borns of the unicorn. I will declare tby name unto my breibren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee. Ye that fear the Lord, praise bim : all ye the feed of Jacob, glorify his; and fear bim, all ye the feed of Israel. For be both not dispised nor abhorred the afflictions of the affiliated : neither bath be bid his face from bim: but when he cried to him be beard. My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation : 1 will pay my nows before them that fear him. The Sneek fall est and be satisfied: they fall praise the Lord that seek bim : your heart mall live for ever. All the ends of the world fall remember and turn unto the Lord : and all tbe kindreds of the nations Shall worship before thee. For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations. All they that be fat upon the earth mall eat and worship: all they thai go down to the dust hall bowe before bim; and none can keep alive his own foul. A feed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation. They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that mall be born, that be baib done this.

Mofes. “ My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" These are the words of Messiah whilst upon the cross, and noted by Matthew and Mark. " He trusted in God that he would deJiver him ; let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him," These were the words of our

chief priests, with the scribes and antients aë the crucifixion of Christ, and mentioned in the Gospel of Matthew. " I ain a worm and' no man: a reproach of men, and despised of the people.” Never was man more derided and de. Spised, vilified, and as it were an inherent hatred, than Jesus Christ, rot only by the Jews, but every description of men but his own church; and this we see verified even in this eighteenth century. “ They shot out the lip, and shake the head.” This, all agree, Jesus suffered on the cross. " Thou hast brought me into the jaws of death: for dogs have compassed me; the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me;" And in another psalm, “ Why' have the Gentiles raged, and the people devised vain things : the kings of the earth stood up, and the princes assembled together, against the Lord, and against his Christ.” All these prophecies were accomplished ać the time appointed in the prophecy of Daniel, by Herod, Pilate, Caiphas, with the other princes, rulers and whole body of people, both Jews and Gentiles, which on that great festival had me from many diftant countries, to join the solemnicy. " They pierced my hands and my feet.” Jesus Christ was nailed through his hands and feet to the cross, an ignominious fpectacle, exposed to the view, and inflicted on none but the most vile and abandoned wretches; the nails are shewn at this day. “ They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.” All these ihings - were accomplished, and your four Evangelifts bear record." He was 'numbered with the transgreffors.” All this

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· prophecy was truly verified at the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and recorded in your Gospels. This was his prayer for his crucifiers, “ Father, forgive them; they know not what they do :" And for the penitent thief, “ This day thou shall be with me in Paradise.”

Boy. Matthew, chapter 27. “And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people cook council against Jesus, to put him to death; and they brought him bound, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate che governor. Then Judas, who betrayed hiin, feeing that he was condemned, repenting himfelf, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the ancients, saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” But they said : " What is that to us? look thou to it," and casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed, and went (and hanged himself with a halter. But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: “ It is not lawful to put them into the Corbona, because it is the price of blood.” And, after they had consulted together, they bought wich them the Potter's Field, to be a burying-place for strangers. Wherefore that field was called Haceldama, that is, the Field of Blood, even to this day. Then was fulfilled that which was Spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they prized of the children of Israel, and they gave them unto the Potter's Field, as the Lord appointed to .; And Jesus stood before the governor,

and and the governor asked him, saying: “Art thou the King of the Jews ?” Jesus saith to him : " Thou Tay'st it.” And when he was acculed by the chief priests and ancien's, he answered nothing. Then Pilate faith to him: “ Doit thou not hear how great testimonies they alledge against thee?” And he answered him to never a word; so that the governor wondered exceedingly. Now. upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would. And he then had a notorious prisoner, that was called Barabbas. They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: “ Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus, who is called Christ?” for he knew that, for envy, they had delivered him. And as he was sitting on she judgmentfeat, his wife sent to him, saying; “Have thou nothing to do with that just man, for I have suffered many things this day in a dream, because of him?” But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask Barabbas, and make Jesus' away. And the governor answering, said to them: “Whether will you have of the two to be released unto you?” But they said, " Barabbas.” Pilate faith to them: “ What shall I do then with Jelus, that is called Chrift?” They say all : let hin: be crucified.” The governor faid to them, " Why, what evil hath he done?” But they cried out the more, saying; “ Let him be crucified.” And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, taking water, washed his hands before the prople, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just. man : look ye co it.” And all the people answering, said ; “ His blood be upon us and upon our children.” Then he released to them Barabhas, and, having scourged Jefus, delivered him to them to be crucified. Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band, and stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him. And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right-hand; and bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying; “ Hail, king of the Jews.” And spitting upon him, they took the reed, and ftruck his head. And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify him. And going out they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon; him they forced to take up his Cross. And they came to the place that is called Goli gotha, which is the place of Calvary. And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had rafted, he would not drink. And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting loss, that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, faying, “I hey divided my garments among them, and upon my verture they cast lots.” And hey sat down and waiched him; and they put over his head his caule written: This is Jen Jis the King of the Jews. Then were there crucified with hirn two thieves ; the one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And they

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