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prophecy was truly verified at the crucifixion of Jesus Chrift, 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 the 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 himlelf 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 with 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 Ifrael, and they gave them unto the Potter's Field, as the Lord appointed to And Jesus stood before the governor,
and the governor asked him, saying: "Art thou
Why, what evil hath he done?” But they cried out the more, saying; “Let him be crucified.” And Pilate seeing thic he prevaile. nothing, but that raiher a tumult was made, taking wa er, washed his hands before the peo
ple, saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this just man: look ye to it.” And all the people answering, laid ; " His blood be upon us and upon our children." Then he released to them. Barabbas, and, having scourged Jesus, delivered him to them to be crucified. Then the fuldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the hall, ga: hered 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 struck 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 Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary. And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink. And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lors, that the word might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, “ They divided my garments among them, and upon my vesture they cast lots." And they sat down and watched him; and they put over his head his cause written: This is Jejus the King of the Jews. Then were there crucified with him two thieves; the one on the right hand, and the other on the left. And they
that paffed by, blasphemed him, wagging their heads, and saying; “ Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days buildest it up again, save thy own self; if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. , In like manner also the chief priest, with the scribes and ancients mocking, said, “ He saved others, himself he cannot sive; if he be king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross and we will believe him. He trusted in God, let him deliver him now if he will have him; for he faid, I am the Son of God.” And the self fame thing the thieves also, that were crucisied with him, reproached hiin wich. Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the earth, until the ninth hour; and about the ninch hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saya ing: “ Eli, Eli, lamma Sabacthani ?" that is, “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?” And some of them that stood there and heard, said, “ This man calleth for Elias ;" and immediately one of them running, took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put on a reed, and gave it him to drink. And the others said ; * Let be, let us fee whether Elias will come to deliver him.” And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the botcom, and the earth quak<d, and the rocks were rent; and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the sainis that had Nept, arose, and coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city and appeared to many. Now the centurion and they that were with him watching Jesus, hav.
ing seen the earth quake and the things that
Mofes. Then Judas, who betrayed hiin, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priets and the ancients, taying, "I have finned, in betraying innocent blood.' But they faid, “What is that to us? look thou to it.” And caiting down the pieces of filver in the temple, he departed: and went and hanged himself. Pfalm 41.
Psalm 41. “My enemies speak evil of me; when shall he die, and his name perish! and if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity ; his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he gorth abroad, he telleth it; all that hate me whisper together against me ; against ine do they devise my hurt. An evil disease, say they, cleaveih fast unto him ; and now that he lieth, he shall rise up no more. Yea, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me. But thou, O Lord, be mercisul unio me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. By this I know that thou favoureft me, because my enemy doth not triumph over me. And as für me, thou upholdest me in my integrity, and settest me' before thy face for ever. Bleifed be the Lord God of Israel, from everlafting, and to everlasting. Amen and Amen." The accomplishment of this prophecy was fulfilled in the council of our chief priests and ancients, for putting to death the Mefliah, conlistent with our other scriptures, and the treason