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because it is the Price of 27. To God only wilc, be Glory Blood. And they took Coun through Jejus choruje for ever. A fel, and bought with them 1 Cor. i. 17. For Christ sent me the Potters Field, to bury not to baptize, but to preach the Strangers in. Wherefore that Gospel : not with Wisdom of

Words, left the Cross of Chrift Field was called the FIELD shouid be made of none Effeat. OF BLOOD unto this Day.

18. For the PREACHING of the Then was fulfilled that

Cross is to them that perish, Fool

ISHNESS : but unto us which are which was spoken by Jeremy saved, it is the Power of God. the Prophet, saying, And 23. But we preach Christ CRUCIthey took the thirty Pieces of EP, unto the Jews a Stumbing.

block, and unto the Greeks FoolSilver, the Price of him that was valued, whom they of 24. But unto theni which are the Children of Israel' did called, both 7:ws and Grecks, Chrift

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the Power of God, and the Wis. value, and gave them for the dom of God. Potter's Field, as the Lord 27. But God hath chosen the appointed them.

FOOLISH Things of the World, to confound the wise; and God hath

chosen the weak Things of the ဝ

World, to confound the Things which are MIGHTY.

28. And BASE Things of the CHRIST is accused before World, and Things which are ce

spised, hath God chosen, yea, and Pontius Pilate of Sedition, Thir.gs which are not, to bring to and affecting the King- nought

Things that are :

29. That no Flesh Ihould GLOdom. His excellent Con- Ry in his presence. felion. Publick Tefti- gefur

, Whoot of "God is made unio

30. But of bim are mony of Innocence given is WISDOM, and Righteousnets of him by Pilate.

and Sanctification, and Redemp. tion :

31. That, according as it is writND they themselves

ten, He that GLORIETH, let liim

GLORY in the Lord. went not into the

Chap. ii. 2. For I determined not Judgment - Hall, left they to know any thing among you, fave should be defiled: but that

Jefru Chrift, and him CRUCIFIED.

6. Howbeit we speak WISDOM they might eat the Passover. among them that are perfetto Pilate then went out unto not the WISDOM of this World, them, and said, What Ac- nor of the Princes of this World,

that come to NOUGHT. cusation bring you against 7. But we speak the Wisdom of this Man ? They answered. God in a MYSTERY, even the hidand said unto him, If he den Wisdom which God ordained

before the World unto our Glory, were not a Malefactor, we

8. Which none of the Princes of would not have delivered this world knew : For hat they him up unto thee. Then known it, they would not have said Pilate unto them, Take crucified the Lord of GLORY.

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have entred into the HEART of Fews therefore said unto him, Man, the Things which God hath It is not lawful for us to put prepared for them that love him.

2 Cor. v. 18. All Things are of any Man to Death. That

God, who hath reconciled us to the Saying of Jesus might himself by Jefus Christ, and hath be fulfilled, which he spake, given to us the Ministry of Reconfignifying what Death he ciliation ;

19. Tó wit, that God was in should die. [M.] And fe- Chrift

, reconciling the World unto Sus stood before the Gover- himself, not imputing their Trefnour ; (L.) and they began passes unto them, and hath com

mitted unto us the Word of Reconto accuse him, saying, We ciliation. found this Fellow perverting 20. Now then we are AMBASSAthe Nation, and forbidding did beseech you

by us : we pray

DORS for Christ, as though God to give Tribute to Cæfar, you in Chrifi's stead, be ye reconsaying, that he himself is ciled to God : Christ a King. [7.] Then

21. For he hath made him to be Pilate entred into the Judg: we might be made the Righteoul

Sin for us, who knew no Sin ; that ment-Hall again, and called ness of God in him. Fesus, and said unto him,

Gal. i. 3. Grace be to you, and Art thou the King of the Peace from God the Father, and

from our Lord Jesus Chrift, Fere's ? Jesus answered him,

4. Who GAVE himself for our Sayft thou this Thing of thy Sins, that he might deliver us from self, or did others tell it

this present evil World, according

to the Will of God, and our fac thee of me? Pilate answer- ther. ed, Am I a few? Thine Chap. ii. 19. For I through the own Nation, and the Chief Law am dead to the Law, that I

might Live unto God. Priests, have delivered thee

20. I am CRUCIFIED with Chrift: unto me: What hast thou nevertheless I live ; yet not I, but done? Jesus answered, My Chrif liveth in me : And the Lite

which I now live in the Flesh, I' KINGDOM is not of this live by the Faith of the Son of WORLD: If my Kingdom God : who loved me, and gave were of this World, then himself for me.

21. I do not frustrate the Grace would

Servants fight, of God: For if RightEOUSNESS

my that I should not be deliver- come by the Law, then Christ is ed to the Jews : But now is dead in vain. my Kingdom not from hence. deemed us from the Curse of the

Chap. iij. 13. Chrift hath rePilate therefore said unto Law, being made a Gurse for us : him, Art thou a King then ? For it is written, Cursed is every Fefus answered, (.) and one that hangeth on a Tree.

Chap. iv. 4. But when the Fulfaid unto him, (J.] Thou ness of the Tinie was come, God says that I am a King. To sent forth his Son made of a Wothis End was I born, and man, made under the Law,

5. To redeem them that were unfor this Cause came I into der the Law, thas we might rethe

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the World, that I should bare ceive the Avortion of Sons. witness unto the TRUTH : hath Tent forth the SPIRIT of his

6. And becausc ye are Sons, God Every one that is of the Son into your Hearts, crying, Abba, Truth, heareth my Voice. Father. Pilate faith unto him, What Ephef. ii. 1. And you hach he is Truth? And when he had Trespasses and Sins,

QUICKNED, who were dead in said this, he went out again 2. 'Wherein in Time past ye unto the Jews, and faith walked, according to the COURSE [I.] to the Chief Priests Prince of the Power of the Air, and to the People, [F] l the Spirit that now worketh in find no Fault at all, (L.] no

the Children of Disobedience. Fault in this Man. [Mr.]

3. Among whom also we all had

our Converlation in Times paft, in And the Chief Priests accused the Lusts of our Flesh, FULFILhim of many Things, [M] LING the Desires of the Flesh, and and when he was accused of the Children of Wrath, even 3 the Chief Priests and Elders, ochers. he answered nothing : (Mr.]

13. But now in Cbrift Foru, And Pilate asked him again, made NIGH by the Blood of Chrift.

who were sometimes far off, are saying (M.] unto him, [Mr.] 14. For he is our Peace, who Answereft thou nothing hath made ROTH ONE,

and hath [M.]Heareft thou not?

[Mr.] Partition between us ;

broken down the middle Wall of Behold, how many Things

15. Having abolished in his they witness against thee. Flesh the Enmity, even the Law But Jefus yet (M.) answer of Commandments, contained in ed him to never a Word, in- of twain, one new Man, so mak

Ordinances, for to make in himself, fomuch that the Governour ing Peace marvelled greatly.

16. And that he might reconcile both unto God in one Bopy by the

CROSS, baving flain the ENMITY ************* thereby :

17. And came and preached Peace

to you which were atar off, and to CHRIST is led unto He- them that were nigh,

18. For through him we boch rod, and mocked.

have an Access by one Spiric unto

the Father. ND they were the less than the least of all Saints, is

Chap. iji. 8. Unto me, who am more fierce, say- this Grace given, that I thould ing, He stirreth up the Peo- preach among the Gentiles the un

fearchable Riches of Christ. ple, teaching throughout all

9. And to make all Men see, what Fury, beginning from Ga- is the Fellowship of the Mystery, lilee to this place. When which from the Beginning of the Pilate heard of Galilee, created ALLTHING s by Jesus Corit:

World hach been hid in God, who he asked whether the Man

jo. To the Intent that now unto were a Galilean. And as soon the Principalities and Powers in as he knew that he belong; by the Church 'the manifold Wis

heavenly Places, might be known ed som of God,

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ed to Herod's Jurisdi&tion,

11. According to the eternal Pur. he fent him to Herod, who pore, which

he purposed in Chrift

7efres our Lord : himself was also at ferusa- 12. In whom we havc Boldness lem at that Time. And and Access with Confidence by the when Herod saw Jesus, he Faith of him.

14. For this Cause I bow my was exceeding glad, for he Knees unto the Father of our Lord was desirous to see him of a Jesus Chrift, long Season, because he had

15. Ot whom the whole Family

in Heaven and Earth is named, heard many Things of him, 16, That he would grant you and he hoped to have seen according to the Riches of his Glosome Miracle done by him. y, to beitrengthened with Might, Then he questioned with by his Spirit in the inner Man;

17. That Christ may dwell in bim in many Words, but he your Hearts by Faith; that ye answered him nothing. And being rooted and grounded in Love, the Chief Priests and Scribes with all SAINTS, what is the

18. May be able to comprehend stood, and vehemently ac- Breadth, and Length, and Depth, cused him. And Herod and Height; with his Men of War fet

19 And to know the Love of

Christ, which passeth Knowledge; him at nought, and mocked that ye might be filled with all the him, and arayed him in a Fulness of God.

20. Now unto him that is able to gorgeous Robe, and sent

do exceeding abundantly above all him again to Pilate. And that we ask, or THINK, according the same Day Pilatc and to the Power that worketh in us, Herod were made Friends

21. Unto him be GLORY in the

Church by Christ Jesus, throughout together ; for before they all Ages, World without End. Awere at ÉNMITY between men. themselves.

Ephes. v. 25. Chrif LOVED the Church, and gave himself for it :

26. That he might SANCTIFY $$$$$$460.;$$$$$ and cleanse it, with the washing of

Water, by the WORD,

27: That he might present it to Pilate telling the Jews, that himself a GLORIOVs Church,

noc having examined Jesus, Thing, but that it should be holy and be found no Fault in without

Blemish.

Phil. ii. s. Let this Mind be in him, and therefore be

you, which was also in Chrift fewould release bim.Where- jus; upon they cry out, Cru- God, thought it not Robbery to be

6. Who being in the Form of cify bim; and desire that, EQUAL with God.

7. But made himfelf of no Reaccording to Custom, Ba

pucacion, and took upon him the rabbas a Murderer might FORM of a Servant, and was inade

in the Likeness of Men : be released. CHRIST

8. And being found in Fashion being scourged, is con- as a Man, he HUMOL Ev himself

, demned to be crucified.

and became obedient unto Death,

even the Death of the Cross, [L.] AND

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9. Wherefore God also hath high[2.] AND Pilate, when Karne Whichima band giren him

he had called toge- 10. That at the Name of Jesus ther the Chief PRIESTS, every Knee should bow, of Things and the Rulers, and the in Heaven, and Things in Earth,

and Things under the Earth; People, said unto unto them,

u. And that every TONGUE Ye have brought this Man should confess, that Jesus Christ is unto me, as one that

per

LORD, to the Glory of God the

Father. verteth the People; and be- Col. i. 12. Giving Thanks unto hold, I having EXAMIN- the Father, which hath made us ED him before

you, have meet to be partakers of the INHEfound NO FAULT in this

RITANCE of the Saints in Light:

13. Who hath delivered us from Man, touching those Things the Power of DARKNESS, and whereof ye accuse him : No, hath translated us into the King

DOM of his dear Son : nor yet Herod; for I fent

54. In whom we have REDEMP. you to him, and lo, nothing tion through his Blood, even the worthy of Death is done un- Forgiveness of Sins. to him. I will therefore

20. And (having made Peace

through the Blood of the Cross) CHASTISE him, and RE- by him to reconcile all Things unLEASE him. [M.) Now at to himself, by him, i fay, whether the Feast the Governour was

they be Things in Earth, or Things

in Heaven, wont to release to the People

21. And you that were some time (Mr.) one Prisoner,' whom- alienated, and Enemies in your foever [M.] they [ Mr.] de- Mind by wicked Works, yet now

hrath he RECONCILED, fired. M.] And they had

22. In the body of his Flesi, then a notable Prisoner, (Mr.] through Death, to present you honamed Barabbas, which lay my and unblaricable, and parebound with them that had proveable in his Sight.

Chap. ii. 13. And you being made Insurrection with him, Dean in your Sins, and the Cowho had committed Murs circumcision of your Flesh, hath be DER in the Insurrection. haying forgiven you all Trespaties

QUICKNED together with him, [.M1.) Therefore when they 14. BLOTTING out the Handwere gathered together, Pis writing of Ordinances, that was Late faid unto them, [7.] against us, which was contrary to Ye have a Custom that I mailing it to his Cross:

1s, and took it out of the way, should release unto you one 15. And having spoiled Principa. at the Paffover. [Mír.] And lities and Powers, he made a Shew

of them openly, TRIUSIPHING the Multitude crying aloud, over them in it. began to defire himn to do as 1 Thell: iv. 14. For if we believe he had ever done unto them. that Jefus pied, and rose again, But Pilate answered them, Jesus, will God bring with him.

cven so them also which feep in saying, Will ye that I release Chap. v. 9. For God hath noc unto you the King of the appointed us to Wrath ; but to coFews? (M.] whom will tain SalvATION by our Lord Jesus

Chrift, ye

3. Who

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