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XIV.

CHRIST OPPOSED.

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They that hate me But now have they without a cause are more both seen and hated both than the hairs of mine me and my Father. head: they that would But this cometh to destroy me, being mine pass, that the word might enemies wrongfully, are be fulfilled that is writmighty.—Ps. Ixix. 4.

ten in their law, They hated without cause.-- --John xv. 24,

25. Why do the heathen Then assembled torage, and the people ima- gether the chief priests, gine a vain thing? and the scribes, and the

The kings of the earth elders of the people, unto set themselves, and the the palace of the high rulers take counsel to- priest, who was called gether, against the LORD, Caiaphas, and against his anointed, And consulted that saying,

they might take Jesus by Let us break their subtlety, and kill him.bands asunder, and cast Matt. xvi. 3, 4. away their cords from us. -Ps. ii. 1-3.

But in mine adversity For of a truth against they rejoiced, and gather- thy holy child Jesus, ed themselves together: whom thou hast anointyea, the abjects gather- ed, both Herod and Poned themselves together tius Pilate, with the Genagainst me.-Ps. xxxv. tiles, and the people of 15.

Israel, were gathered together,

For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.-Acts iv. 27,

28. Read Psalm lxix. 1–14. Psalm XXXV Luke xxiii. 1--25.

XV.

CHRIST BETRAYED.

And I said unto them, Then one of the twelve, If ye think good, give me called Judas Iscariot, my price; and if not, for- went unto the chief bear. So they weighed priests, for my price thirty pieces And said unto them, of silver.—Zech. xi. 12. What will ye give me,

and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.

Matt. xxvi. 14, 15. And the LORD said un Then Judas, which had to me, Cast it unto the betrayed him, when he potter: a goodly price saw that he was conthat I was prized at of demned, repented himthem. And I took the self, and brought again thirty pieces of silver, and the thirty pieces of silver cast them to the potter to the chief priests and in the house of the LORD. elders. -Zech. xi. 13.

And the chief priests took the silver pieces,

and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

Matt. xxvii. 3, 6, 7. Yea, mine own familiar I speak not of you all: friend, in whom I trust- I know whom I have ed, which did eat of my chosen: but that the bread, hath lifted up his Scripture may be fulfillheel against me.-Ps. ed, He that eateth bread xli, 9.

with me hath lifted up his heel against me.John xiii. 18.

Behold, the hand of him that betrayeth me is with me on the table.Lu. xxii. 21.

He that dippeth his hand with me in the dish, the same shall betray

me.--Matt. xxvi. 23. Let his days be few. And he cast down the -Ps. cix. 8.

pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.--Matt. xxvii. 5.

It is written in the Let another take his book of Psalms, Let his office.-Ps. cix. 8. habitation be desolate,

and let no

man dwelí

therein : and his bishoprick let another take.

And they gave forth their lots, and the lot fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.-Acts i.

20, 26. Read Psalm lv. and Matt. xxvi.

XVI.

CHRIST FORSAKEN.

Awake, 0 sword, Then saith Jesus unto against my shepherd, and them, All ye shall be against the man that is offended because of me my fellow, saith the LORD this night: for it is writof hosts : smite the shep- ten, I will smite the Shepherd, and the sheep shall herd, and the sheep of be scattered.—Zech. xiii. the flock shall be scatter7.

ed abroad.

Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.

Matt. xxvi. 31. 56. My God, my God, And about the ninth why hast thou forsaken hour Jesus cried with a me ?-Ps. xxii. 1. loud voice, saying, Eli,

Eli, lama sabachthani ? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me ?-Matt.

xxvii. 46. Read Psalm xxii.

XVII.

CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS AND DEATH.

Surely he hath borne

Then saith he unto our griefs, and carried our them, My soul is exceedsorrows: yet we did es- ing sorrowful, even unto teem him stricken, smit- death: tarry ye here, and ten of God, and afflicted. watch with me. -Matt. - Is. liii. 4.

xxvi. 38. But he was wounded Who his own self bare for our transgressions, he our sins in his own body was bruised for our ini- on the tree, that we, bequities: the chastisement ing dead to sins, should of our peace was upon live unto righteousness ; him; and with his stripes by whose stripes ye were we are healed.- Is. liii. healed.—1 Pet. ii. 24. 5.

All we like sheep have For ye were as sheep gone astray; we have going astray; but are now turned every one to his returned unto the Shepown way; and the LORD herd and Bishop of your hath laid on him the ini- souls.—1 Pet. ii. 25.

. quity of us all.—Is. liii. For the love of Christ

constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead.-2 Cor.

v. 14.

He was oppressed, and And when he was ache was afflicted, yet he cused of the chief priests opened not his mouth: and elders, he answered he is brought as a lamb nothing.--Matt. xxvii. to the slaughter, and as 12.

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