a sheep before her shear Who, when he was reers is dumb, so he open- viled, reviled not again; eth not his mouth.—Is. when he suffered, he liji. 7.

threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously.

-1 Pet. ii. 23. He was taken from And the soldiers led prison and from judg- him away into the hall, ment: and who shall de- called Pretorium; and clare his generation ? for they call together the he was cut off out of the whole band. land of the living: for And when they had the transgression of my mocked him, they took people was he stricken. off the purple from him, - Is. liii. 8.

and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him.--Mark

xv. 16, 20. Yetit pleased the LORD And he said unto Jeto bruise him; he hath sus, Lord, remember me put him to grief: when when thou comest into thou shalt make his soul thy kingdom. an offering for sin, he And Jesus said unto shall see his seed, he shall him, Verily I say unto prolong his days, and the thee, To-day shalt thou pleasure of the LORD be with me in paradise. shall prosper in his hand. --Lu. xxii. 42, 43.

He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied.— Is. liii. 10, 11. He hath poured out his

And there were also soul unto death: and he two other, malefactors,

was numbered with the led with him to be put to transgressors; and he death. bare the sin of many,


And when they were made intercession for the come to the place which transgressors.-—-Is. liii. is called Calvary, there 12.

they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on the right hand, and the other on the left.-Lu. xxiii. 32, 33.

Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many.--Heb. ix. 28.

Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what

they do.-Lu. xxiii. 34. All they that see me And they that passed laugh me to scorn: they by reviled him, wagging shoot out the lip, they their heads, shake the head, saying,

Likewise also the chief He trusted on the priests mocking him, LORD that he would de- with the Scribes and liver him: let him deli- elders, said, ver him, seeing he de He saved others; himlighted in him. -Ps.xxii. self he cannot save. If 7,8.

he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

He trusted in God; let him deliver him


if he will have him: for he said, I am the son of

God.—Matt. xxvii. 39

-43. For dogs have com And one of the malepassed me: the assembly factors which were hangof the wicked have en- ed railed on him, saying, closed me: they pierced If thou be Christ, save my hands and my feet. thyself and us.--Lu.

I may tell all my bones. xxiv. 39. --Ps. xxii. 16.

Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.

-John xx. 27. But in mine adversity The thieves also, which they rejoiced, and gather- were crucified with him, ed themselves together; cast the same in his teeth. yea, the abjects gather- - Matt. xxvii. 44. ed themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and cease not.-Ps. xxy. 15.

My lovers and my And all his acquaintfriends stand aloof from ance, and the women that my sore; and my kins- followed him from Galimen stand afar off.-Ps. lee, stood afar off, beXxxviii. 11.

holding these things.

Lu. xxiii. 49. False witnesses did For many bare false rise up; they laid to my witness against him, but charge things that I knew their witness agreed not not.--Ps. xxxv. 11. together.

And there arose certain, and bare false witness against him, saying,

We heard him say, I will destroy this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will build another made without hands.--Matt.

xiv. 56-58. I gave my

back to the Then did they spit in smiters, and my cheeks his face, and buffeted to them that plucked off him; and others smote the hair: I hid not my him with the palms of face from shame and spit- their hands, ting.-Is. 1. 6.

Saying, Prophecy unto us, thou Christ, Who is he that smote thee?

Matt. xxvi. 67, 68. They gave me also They gave him vinegall for my meat; and in gar to drink mingled with my thirst they gave me gall: and when he had vinegar to drink.-Ps. tasted thereof, he would lxix. 21.

not drink.-Matt. xxvii.

34. He keepeth all his But when they came bones: not one of them to Jesus, and saw that he is broken.—Ps. xxiv. 20. was dead already, they

brake not his legs:

These things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.John xix. 33,

They shall look upon But one of the soldiers me whom they have with a spear pierced his pierced.-Zech. xii. 10. side, and forthwith came

thereout blood and water.

And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.-John xix.

34, 37. And after threescore Even as the Son of and two weeks shall man came not to be miMessiah be cut off, but nistered unto, but to minot for himself.—Dan. nister, and to give his ix. 26.

life a ransom for many.

-Matt. xx. 28. Read John xix. 1-37.


CHRIST'S BURIAL. And he made his grave

And with him they with the wicked, and crucify two thieves; the with the rich in his death; one on his right hand, because he had done no and the other on his left. violence, neither was any Mark xv. 27. deceit in his mouth - Is. When the even liii. 9.

come, there came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus's disciple:

He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.


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