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Isaiah 1:1-31

1 A vision which Esaias son of Amos saw, [which he saw respecting Judea and Jerusalem] in the reign of Ozias, and Joatham and Achaz and Hezekias, who reigned over Judea. 2 Hearken, heaven! and hear earth! what the Lord hath spoken. "I have begotten children and brought them up; and they have rebelled against me. 3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel did not know me. And this people have not regarded me." 4 Ah! sinful nation; people full of sins! vile race! iniquitous children! you have utterly forsaken the Lord; and provoked to wrath the Holy One of Israel. 5 What! must you persisting in iniquity be smitten still more? The whole head is sick, and the whole heart faint: 6 from the feet to the head, there is no soundness therein. Is it not, here a wound, there a bruise, there a putrefying sore? there is no applying poultice, nor oil, nor bandages. 7 Your land is a desert: your cities are burnt with fire. As for your country, before your eyes strangers are devouring it; and it is laid waste, being subdued by foreign tribes. 8 Must the daughter of Sion be left as a shed in a vineyard: and as a lodge in a garden of cucumbers; as a city taken by siege? 9 Had not the Lord of Hosts left us a seed, we should have been as Sodom and made like Gomorra. 10 Hear a word of the Lord, chiefs of Sodom! Attend to the law of God, ye people of Gomorra! 11 "What is the multitude of your sacrifices to me?" saith the Lord: I am cloyed with whole burnt offerings of rams: in the fat of lambs and the blood of bulls and goats I have no delight; 12 nor should you come to appear before me: for who hath required these at your hands? You shall no more be admitted to tread my court. 13 Though you bring fine flour; it is a vain incense: it is an abomination to me. Your new moons and sabbaths and great day I cannot endure: 14 your fasting and cessation from labour; and your new moons and your festivals my soul hateth. You are become loathsome to me; I will no longer remit your sins. 15 When you stretch forth your hands, I will turn mine eyes from you: and though you multiply prayer, I will not hearken to you: for your hands are full of blood. 16 Wash and become clean: remove iniquities from your souls; in my presence, cease from your evil deeds; 17 learn to do good; seek judgment; deliver him who is injured; administer justice to the orphan, and plead the cause of the widow: 18 then come: [let our controversy be brought to issue, saith the Lord] and though your sins be as a purple stain; I will make you white as snow; though they be as a stain of scarlet; I will make you white as wool. 19 If you indeed be willing and will hearken to me, you shall eat the good things of the land: 20 but if you refuse and hearken not to me, the sword shall devour you; for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken these words." 21 How is the faithful city become a harlot? Sion that was full of justice! In it righteousness made its abode; but now murderers. 22 Your silver is not pure: thy vintners mix the wine with water. 23 The chiefs are rebellious; associates of thieves: they love gifts; they seek rewards: to orphans they do not administer justice; and to the cause of widows they do not attend. 24 Therefore thus saith the sovereign Lord of hosts. "Alas for the rulers of Israel; for my wrath against these adversaries shall not abate. On these enemies of mine I will execute judgment: 25 and I will bring my hand over thee, and purify thee with fire. Them who are disobedient I will destroy; and I will take away from thee all transgressors, 26 and establish thy judges as at the first: and thy counsellors as at the beginning: and after these things thou shalt be called The city of Righteousness, the faithful metropolis, Sion. 27 For in the exercise of judgment her captivity shall be saved: and in the exercise of mercy, 28 the lawless and sinful shall be crushed together; and they who have forsaken the Lord shall be utterly destroyed: 29 for they shall be exposed to shame for the idols on which they doted; as they have been for the gardens which they desired. 30 For they shall be like an ilex, which hath shed its leaves; and like a garden which hath no water: 31 and their strength shall be like tow; and their works like sparks of fire: and the lawless and sinful shall be burned up together; and there shall be no extinguisher."

Isaiah 53:1-12

1 [c] Lord, who bath believed this report of ours, and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been made manifest? 2 We have made proclamation as a child before him: as a root in a thirsty soil, he hath no appearance, nor glory. We have seen him; and he hath neither appearance nor beauty: 3 but his appearance is mean and defective beyond the sons of men. Being a man in affliction and acquainted with grief, because his countenance was dejected, he was despised and disesteemed. 4 This man beareth away our sins; and for us he is in sorrow: And we considered him as being in trouble and under a stroke and in affliction. 5 But he was wounded for our sins, and afflicted for our iniquities. The chastisement of our peace was upon him; by his bruises we are healed. 6 We all like sheep had strayed; every man wandered in his way: and the Lord delivered him up for our sins: 7 and he, on account of his affliction, openeth not his mouth. He was led as a sheep to be slaughtered. And as a lamb before its shearer is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 In this humiliation his legal trial was taken away. Who will declare his manner of life. [J] Because his life is taken from the earth; for the transgressions of my people he is led to death; 9 therefore for his funeral I will give up the wicked, and the rich for his death. Because he committed no iniquity, nor practised guile with his mouth, 10 and the Lord determined to purify him from this stroke: when his soul shall be given up for a sin offering; of you he shall see a seed which shall prolong their days. 11 More over it is the determination of the Lord to remove him from the trouble of his soul; to shew him light and fashion him for knowledge; to justify the Righteous One who is serving many well, when he shall bear away their sins; 12 therefore he shall inherit many and divide the spoils of the strong. [p] Because his soul was delivered up to death and he was numbered among transgressors and bore away the sins of many and on account of their iniquities was delivered up;

John 17:9

9 I pray for them. I am not praying for the world, but for them whom thou gavest me. Because they are thine,

Romans 4:25

25 who was delivered up for our offences and raised again for our justification.

Romans 5:11

11 And not only so. but we also boast in God. through out Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now obtained this reconciliation,

1 Corinthians 15:42-44

42 Thus it is also with respect to the resurrection of the dead. That which is sown, is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption; 43 it is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: 44 it is sown an animal body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is an animal body; and there is a spiritual body.

1 Corinthians 5:7

7 Purge out therefore the old leaven that you may be a new mass as you are unleavened. For Christ our Paschal lamb is indeed slain for us,

Psalms 136:1-26

1 An Alleluia. Give thanks to the Lord for he is good; for his mercy endureth forever. 2 0 give thanks to the God of Gods, for his mercy endureth forever. 3 Give thanks to the Lord of Lords; for his mercy endureth forever. 4 To him who alone hath done great wonders; for his mercy endureth forever; 5 to him who made the heavens with wisdom: for his mercy endureth forever; 6 to him who established the earth on the waters: for his mercy endureth forever; 7 to him who alone made the great lights: for his mercy endureth forever; 8 the sun to rule the day: for his mercy endureth forever; 9 the moon and the stars to rule the night; for his mercy endureth forever; 10 to him who smote Egypt with their first born; for his mercy endureth forever; 11 and brought out Israel from among them; for his mercy endureth forever: 12 with a strong hand and an outstretched arm; for his mercy endureth forever; 13 to him who divided the Red sea into parts; for his mercy endureth forever. 14 And led Israel through the midst thereof: for his mercy endureth forever: 15 but shook off Pharao and his hosts into the Red sea; for his mercy endureth forever: 16 to him, who led his people through the desert; for his mercy endureth forever; 17 to him who smote great kings; for his mercy endureth forever: 18 and slew kings of mighty power: for his mercy endureth forever; 19 Seon king of the Amorites; for his mercy endureth forever; 20 And Og the king of Basan; for his mercy endureth forever: 21 and gave their land for an inheritance; for his mercy endureth forever: 22 an inheritance for Israel his servant; for his mercy endureth forever: 23 because in our affliction the Lord remembered us; for his mercy endureth forever; 24 and redeemed us from our enemies; for his mercy endureth forever. 25 He it is who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth forever. 26 give thanks to the God of heaven: for to everlasting his mercy endureth.

Matthew 28:1-20

1 Now the sabbath being over, at the dawn of the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulchre; 2 and behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord, having descended from heaven, came and rolled away the stone from the entrance, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow. 4 And for fear of him the guards trembled, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel accosting the women, said, Be not ye terrified. For I know that you are seeking Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here. For he is risen as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead. And lo he goeth before you to Galilee. There you shall see him. Behold, I have told you. 8 Accordingly, having come out quickly from the tomb, with fear and great joy they ran to tell his disciples. 9 And as they were going to tell his disciples, lo! Jesus met them and said, Peace be to you. Whereupon, they coming near, took hold of his feet and worshipped him. 10 Then Jesus saith to them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they may go to Galilee; there they shall see me. 11 Now while they were going, behold some of the guard, having come to the city, told the chief priests all that had happened. 12 Whereupon they, with the elders, assembled and having held a council, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, 13 with this injunction, Say, His disciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep. 14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will appease him, and secure you. 15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught. And this is the current report among the Jews even at this day. 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain whither Jesus ordered them. 17 And some seeing him prostrated themselves before him, and some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came near and spoke to them, saying, All power in heaven and on earth is given to me. 19 Go therefore and make all the nations disciples, baptizing them to the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you. And lo! I am with you all the days to the conclusion of this age. Amen.

Luke 24:36-39

36 And while they were thus speaking, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them; and saith to them, Peace be to you. 37 At which they were affrighted, and, being in terror, thought they saw a spirit; 38 he said to them, Why are you alarmed? And why do groundless surmises arise in your hearts? 39 View my hands and my feet; that it is I myself; handle me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones as you see me have.

Mark 16:1-8

1 So when the sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, that they might go and embalm him. 2 And very early in the morning of the first day of the week, they come to the sepulchre. When the sun was rising; 3 and just as they were saying to one another, Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the sepulchre, 4 [for it was very large] upon looking up, they see that the stone hath been rolled away. 5 And going into the sepulchre, they saw a youth sitting on the right side, clothed with a white robe, and they were terrified. 6 Whereupon he said to them, Be not terrified. You are seeking Jesus, the Nazarene, who was crucified. He is risen. He is not here. Behold the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples, Peter in particular, that he goeth before you to Galilee. There you shall see him, as he said to you. 8 Thereupon, having come out in haste, they ran from the sepulchre; but they were seized with such terror and consternation that they said nothing to any one, they were so frightened.

John 20:1-18

1 Now on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene cometh to the tomb early in the morning, while there was still darkness, and she seeth the stone was taken away from the tomb. 2 Upon which she runneth and cometh to Simon Peter and the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith to them, They have taken the master out of the tomb and we do not know where they have laid him. 3 Thereupon Peter set out with the other disciple, and they went to the tomb. 4 Now they both ran together, but the other disciple out ran Peter and came first to the tomb. 5 And having stooped down he seeth the linen swathings laid by; but did not go in. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and he went into the tomb and seeth the linen swathings laid by, 7 and the napkin, which was on his head, not laid with the linen swathings, but folded up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who came first to the tomb, went in also and saw and believed. 9 For they did not yet know the scripture, that he was to rise from the dead. 10 Therefore these disciples went their way home again. 11 But Mary stood without, before the tomb, weeping. And as she wept, she stooped down to look into the tomb, 12 and seeth two angels robed in white, sitting one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain: 13 and they say to her, Woman why weepest thou? She saith to them, Because they have taken away my lord, and I know not where they have4 laid him. 14 And, having said this, she turneth about and seeth Jesus standing, but did not know that it is Jesus. 15 Jesus saith to her, Woman, why weepest thou? Whom art thou seeking? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith to him, Sir, if thou hast taken him up; tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 16 Jesus saith to her, Mary! She turning saith to him, Rabboni, that is to say, Teacher. 17 Jesus saith to her, Cling not to me, for I have not yet ascended to my Father: But go to my brethren and tell them, I am about to ascend to my Father and to your Father, and to my God and your God. 18 Mary Magdalene cometh and telleth the disciples that she hath seen the Lord, and that he spoke these things to her.

Isaiah 58:1-14

1 [J] CRY aloud and spare not; raise thy voice like a trumpet: proclaim to my people their sins, and to the house of Jacob their iniquities. 2 Day after day they seek me, and desire to know my ways; like a people who have practised righteousness, and who have not forsaken the ordinance of God. They now ask of me a just decision and desire to draw near to God. 3 Saying, "Why have we fasted and thou hast not seen? We have humbled our souls and thou hast not known." In the very days of your fasts you enjoy your own pleasures and goad all them who are under your controul. 4 You fast for strife and debate; and smite the poor with your fists. Why fast ye for me as today that by a cry your voice may be heard? 5 This is not such a fast as I have chosen, that a man should afflict his soul for a day. No: though thou shouldst bend thy neck like a hook and lay sackcloth and ashes under thee: even in that case you are not to call it an acceptable fast. 6 It is not such a fast as this that I have chosen, saith the Lord. But loose every bond of iniquity; dissolve the obligations of onerous contracts; set at liberty them who are oppressed, and tear in pieces every unjust stipulation in writing: 7 deal out thy bread to the hungry, and take into thy house the poor who have no shelter; if thou seest one naked, clothe him, and look not scornfully on dependants of thy race; 8 then shall thy light break forth like the morning, and thy remedies shall spring up speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee, and the glory of the Lord will surround thee. 9 Then thou shalt cry and God will answer thee; and whilst thou art speaking he will say, Lo I am here. If thou remove from thee the bond, and the vote and decree which occasion murmuring, 10 and from thy soul give bread to the hungry and satisfy an afflicted soul; then shall thy light spring up in darkness; and thy darkness shall be as the noon day: 11 and thy God will be with thee continually; and thou shalt be satisfied as thy soul desireth; and thy bones shall be made fat and be like a watered garden, and like a spring whose water never failed. 12 And thine old waste places shall be rebuilded; and thy foundations shall last for generations of generations: and thou shalt be called the repairer of breaches, and shalt enjoy rest in the midst of thy paths. 13 If on account of the sabbaths thou restrain thy foot from doing thy pleasure on that holy day; and call the sabbaths delightful, dedicated to God; and wilt not lift up thy foot for any work; nor utter a word in anger from thy mouth; 14 and trust continually in the Lord; he will then mount thee on the good places of the land and feed thee on the inheritance of thy father Jacob: for the mouth of the Lord hath spoken these words.

Acts 12:4

4 But as this was during the days of unleavened bread, when he had apprehended him he put him in prison, committing him to the custody of four quaternions of soldiers, intending to bring him out to the people after the passover.

Romans 1:4

4 him who was determinately marked out as son of God by a power, according to a spirit of holiness, of rising up from the dead,]

Romans 5:8

8 but God confirmeth his love for us, because while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

John 3:16

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 Peter 1:3

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his abundant mercy, hath regenerated us to a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead

Luke 24:1-12

1 And on the first day of the week, they went very early in the morning to the sepulchre, carrying the spices which they had provided. And there were some others with them. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, 3 but on going in did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And while they were in perplexity on this account, lo! two men stood by them in glistening robes; 5 at which they being terrified, and inclining their face to the ground, the men said to them, Why seek ye the living among the dead?" 6 He is not here; but is risen. Remember how he spake to you, while he was yet in Galilee, 7 saying, The son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again. 8 Then they remembered his words, 9 and having returned from the sepulchre, they told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the rest with them, who told these things to the apostles. 11 But their words appeared to them like an idle tale, and they did not believe them. 12 Peter indeed, starting up, ran to the sepulchre, and having stooped down, saw nothing but the linens lying there. Upon which he went away home, musing with astonishment on what had happened.

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