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hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Henceforth ye shall see the Son of man sitting at the right hand

of power, and coming on the clouds of heaven. 65 Then the high priest rent his garments, saying, He hath spoken

blasphemy: what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard the blas66 phemy: what think ye? They answered and said, 67 He is worthy of death. Then did they spit in his 1 Gr. liable to.

face and buffet him: and some smote him ?with the 2 Or, with rods 68 palms of their hands, saying, Prophesy unto us, thou

Christ: who is he that struck thee? 69 Now Peter was sitting without in the court: and

a maid came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with 70 Jesus the Galilæan. But he denied before them all, 71 saying, I know not what thou sayest. And when he

was gone out into the porch, another maid saw him,

and saith unto them that were there, This man also 72 was with Jesus the Nazarene. And again he denied 73 with an oath, I know not the man. And after a lit

tle while they that stood by came and said to Peter,

Of a truth thou also art one of them; for thy speech 74 bewrayeth thee. Then began he to curse and to

swear, I know not the man. And straightway the 75 cock crew. And Peter remembered the word which

Jesus had said, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bit

terly. 27 Now when morning was come, all the chief priests

and the elders of the people took counsel against 2 Jesus to put him to death: and they bound him, and led him away, and delivered him up to Pilate the governor. 3 Then Judas, which betrayed him, when he saw

that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief 4 priests and elders, saying, I have sinned in that I be-,

3 Many ancient autrayed 'innocent blood. But they said, What is that thorities 5 to us? see thou to it. And he cast down the pieces

righteous. of silver into the sanctuary, and departed; and he 6 went away and hanged himself. And the chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, It is not 4 Gri

that is, sacred lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the treasury: 7 price of blood. And they took counsel, and bought pics

with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, 9 unto this day. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, And they 5 Or, through took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that



Compare Mark vii.

6 Or, I took

of Israel 2 Some ancient au

thorities reud I gave.

07whom they was priced, 'whom certain of the children of Israel part of the sons did price; and 'they gave them for the potter's'field, 10

as the Lord appointed me.

Now Jesus stood before the governor: and the 11 governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said unto him, Thou sayest. And when he was accused by the chief priests and 12 elders, he answered nothing. Then saith Pilate unto 13 him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness against thee? And he gave him no answer, not even 14

to one word: insomuch that the governor marvelled 3 Or, a feast greatly. Now at 'the feast the governor was wont 15

to release unto the multitude one prisoner, whom
they would. And they had then a notable prisoner, 16
called Barabbas. When therefore they were gath-17
ered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye
that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which
is called Christ? For he knew that for envy they 18
had delivered him up. And while he was sitting 19
on the judgement-seat, his wife sent unto him, say-
ing, Have thou nothing to do with that righteous
man: for I have suffered many things this day in a
dream because of him. Now the chief priests and 20
the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should
ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. But the gov-21
ernor answered and said unto them, Whether of the
twain will ye that I release unto you? And they
said, Barabbas. Pilate saith unto them, What then 22
shall I do unto Jesus which is called Christ? They
all say, Let him be crucified. And he said, Why, 23
what evil hath he done? But they cried out exceed-
ingly, saying, Let him be crucified. So when Pilate 24
saw that he prevailed nothing, but rather that a tu-

mult was arising, he took water, and washed his cient ay, hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent thorities read of

see *of the blood of this righteous man: see ye to it.

And all the people answered and said, His blood be 25
on us, and on our children. Then released he unto 26
them Barabbas: but Jesus he scourged and delivered
to be crucified.

Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into 27 6 Or, cohort the Spalace*, and gathered unto him the whole band.

ancient And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet 28 authorities read robe. And they plaited a crown of thorns and put 29

it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand; and

4 Some

this blood :

ye &c.

5 Gr. Prætorium.

See Mark xv. 16.

7 Some

* For “palace” read “Prætorium” with marg. Or, palace (as in Mark xv. 16] So in Jobu xviii. 28, 33; xix. 9.--Am. Com.

they kneeled down before him, and mocked him, 30 saying, Hail, King of the Jews! And they spat upon

him, and took the reed and smote him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked him, they took off from

him the robe, and put on him his garments, and led

him away to crucify him. 32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cy

rene, Simon by name: him they 'compelled to go 1 Gr. impressed. 33 with them, that he might bear his cross. And when

they were come unto a place called Golgotha, that is 34 to say, The place of a skull, they gave him wine to

drink mingled with gall: and when he had tasted it, 35 he would not drink. And when they had crucified 36 him, they parted his garments among them, casting

lots ; and they sat and watched him there. And 37

they set up over his head his accusation written, 38 THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Then are there crucified with him two robbers, one on the 39 right hand, and one on the left. And they that 40 passed by railed on him, wagging their heads, and

saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and build- 2 Or, sanctuary

est it in three days, save thyself: if thou art the Son 41 of God, come down from the cross. In like manner also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes

3 Or, can he not 42 and elders, said, He saved others; Shimself he cannot save himself 1

save. He is the King of Israel; let him now come

down from the cross, and we will believe on him. 43 He trusteth on God; let him deliver him now, if he

desireth him : for he said, I am the Son of God. 44 And the robbers also that were crucified with him

cast upon him the same reproach. 45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over 46 all the “land until the ninth hour. And about the 4 Or, earth

ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli,

Eli, lama sabachthani? that is, My God, my God, 47 "why hast thou forsaken me? And some of them thou forsake me

5 Orwhy didst that stood there, when they heard it, said, This man 48 calleth Elijah. And straightway one of them ran,

and took å sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and 49 put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. And the 6 Many ancient au

rest said, Let be; let us see whether Elijah cometh 50 to save him. And Jesus cried again with a loud pearand pierced 51 voice, and yielded up his spirit. And behold, the

veil of the ?temple was rent in twain from the top John xix, 34.

to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the 52 rocks were rent; and the tombs were opened; and

many bodies of the saints that had fallen asleep 53 were raised; and coming forth out of the tombs

thorities add And another look a

came out water and blood. See

after his resurrection they entered into the holy city and appeared unto many. Now the centurion, and 54 they that were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that

were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this i Or, a son of God was 'the Son of God. And many women were 55

there beholding from afar, which had followed
Jesus from Galilee, ministering, unto him: among 56
whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother
of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of

And when even was come, there came a rich man 57
from Arimathæa, named Joseph, who also himself
was Jesus' disciple: this man went to Pilate, and 58
asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate command-
ed it to be given up. And Joseph took the body, 59
and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in 60
his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the
rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the
tomb, and departed. And Mary Magdalene was 61
there, and the other Mary, sitting over against the

Now on the morrow, which is the day after the 62 Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remem- 63 ber that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I rise again. Command therefore 64 that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest haply his disciples come and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: and

the last error will be worse than the first. Pilate 65 20r, Take a guard said unto them, ?Ye have a guard: go your way, 3 Gr. make it sure, 3 make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and made 66

the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.

Now late on the sabbath day, as it began to dawn28 toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. And 2 behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone, and sat upon it. His appear- 3 ance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow: and for fear of him the watchers did quake, 4 and became as dead men. And the angel answered 5 and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know

that ye seek Jesus, which hath been crucified. He 6 ancient is not here; for he is risen, even as he said. Come,

see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, 7

as ye know.

4 Many

anthorities read there he lay.

see me,

and tell his disciples, He is risen from the dead; and

lo, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye 8 see him: lo, I have told you. And they departed

quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and 9 ran to bring his disciples word. And behold, Jesus

met them, saying, All hail. And they came and 10 took hold of his feet, and worshipped him. Then

saith Jesus unto them, Fear not: go tell my brethren

that they depart into Galilee, and there shall they 11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the

guard came into the city, and told unto the chief 12 priests all the things that were come to pass. And

when they were assembled with the elders, and had

taken counsel, they gave large money unto the sol13 diers, saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, 14 and stole him away while we slept. And if this 1 Or, come to

'come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, hearing before 15 and rid you of care. So they took the money, and

did as they were taught: and this saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continueth until this

day. 16 But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto 17 the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And

when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some 18 doubted. And Jesus came to them and spake unto

them, saying, All authority hath been given unto 19 me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore, and

make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them

into the name of the Father and of the Son and of 20 the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things

whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with 2 Gr. all the days. you ’alway, even unto the end of the world.

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