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19: 24.

“ Do not let us tear it,” they for this reason said co each other, “but cast lots for it to see whose it will be."

This happened so that the Scripture might be fulfilled which says:

They parted my clothes among them

And for my vesture they cast lots. So the soldiers did these things.


Now there were standing by the cross of Jesús his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleopas and Mary Magdalene.

“Mother,” said Jesus to her when he saw her and the disciple he loved standing by, “ Mother, look, your son.”

Look, your mother,” he then said to the disciple.

From that time the disciple took her to his own home.

“I am thirsty,” said Jesus after this, knowing that everything

was now finished so that the scripture might be fulfilled.

There was sitting there a bowl full of sour wine. So they put a sponge full of the wine on a hyssop stalk and put it to his mouth.

“ It is finished,” he said when he had received the wine.

19: 30.

He bowed his head and gave up his spirit. So the Jews asked Pilate to have their legs broken and have them taken away so that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the Sabbath. For it was Preparation and the day of that Sabbath was a high day. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw he was already dead, they did not break his legs but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear and at once blood and water came out. And he who has seen has borne witness and his witness is true and he knows he says what is true, so that you

also may believe. For these things happened so that the scripture might be fulfilled :

“ A bone of him shall not be broken." And again another scripture says :

“ They shall look on him whom they pierced.”

3. After this Joseph of Arimathæa, a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate's permission to take away the body of Jesus. Pilate gave

him leave. So he came and took away his body. Nicodemus also came, he who once came to Jesus by night. He came with a roll of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight.

19: 40.

So they took the body of Jesus and bound it in linen cloths with the spices, in the way the Jews bury.

In the place where he was crucified was a garden, in the garden a new tomb, and in it no one had ever yet been laid. So because of the Jews' Preparation, for the tomb was near, they laid Jesus there.



The first day of the week Mary Magdalene came early while it was still dark to the tomb and saw the stone taken from it and she ran and came to Simon Peter and the other disciple whom Jesus loved.

They have taken away the Lord out of the tomb,” she said, “and we do not know where they have laid him."

Peter and the other disciple went out and started for the tomb. They both ran together, but the other disciple kept outrunning Peter and came first to the tomb. He stooped and looked in.

He saw the linen cloths lying but he did not go in. Simon Peter also came following him and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths, and the napkin which was on his head not lying with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself. So the other disciple also who came first to the tomb went in, and he saw and believed. For as yet they did not know the scripture that he must rise from the dead.

They went back home.

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But Mary kept standing outside the tomb crying. So as she was crying she stooped down and looked into the tomb, and she saw two angels in white sitting where the body of Jesus had laid, one at the head and one at the feet.

“Woman, why are you weeping ?” they asked.

“Because they have taken away my Lord and I do not know where they have laid him."

On saying this she turned round and saw Jesus standing but did not know it was he.

“Woman, why are you weeping ?" he said. “ Whom are you seeking ?"

“ If you have taken him away from here, Sir," said Mary, supposing him to be the gardener, " tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.

Mary ! 66 Rabboni !." she turned and answered him in Hebrew, This means Teacher. - Do not keep clinging to me.

For I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them: I am ascending to my Father and your Father and my God and your God.”

Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples : so I have seen the Lord,'' and how he had said these things to her

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