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be hewn in the rock; and having rolled a great stone to the 61 entrance, he went away. Now Mary Magdalene and the other

Mary were there, sitting over against the sepulchre. 62 On the morrow, being the day after the preparation, * the

chief priests and the Pharisees repaired in a body to Pilate, 63 and said, My Lord, we remember that this impostor when 64 alive, said, “Within three days I shall be raised.” Com

mand, therefore, that the sepulchre be guarded for three days, lest his disciples come by night and steal him, and say

to the people, 'He is raised from the dead;' for this last im65 posture would prove worse than the first. Pilate answered,

Ye have a guard, make the sepulchre as secure as ye can. 66 Accordingly they went and secured it, sealing the stone, and

posting the guards. XXVIII. SABBATH + being over, and the first day I of the Mar. 16,.?

week beginning to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary 2 went to visit the sepulchre. Now there had been a great

earthquake; for a messenger of the Lord had descended from

heaven, who, having rolled the stone from the entrance,sat upon 3 it. His countenance was like lightning, and his apparel white 4 as snow. Seeing him, the guards quaked with terror, and 5 became as dead men. But the angel said to the women, Fear

not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for he is risen, as he foretold. Come see the 7 place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, say to his dis

ciples, • He is risen from the dead; behold he goeth before you to Galilee, where ye shall see him.' Take notice: I have

Jo. 20, 1

told you.

8 Instantly they went out from the monument with fear and 9 great joy, and ran to inform his disciples. When they were

gone, Jesus himself met them, suying, Rejoice. Upon which

they prostrated themselves before him, and embraced his feet. 10 Then Jesus said to them, Be not afraid: go, tell my brethren

to repair to Galilee, and there they shall see me. 11 They were no sooner gone than some of the guard went into

the city, and informed the chief priests of all that had happened. 12 These, after meeting and consulting with the elders, gave a 13 large sum to the soldiers, with this injunction, Say, “His dis

ciples came by night and stole him while we were asleep.' 14 And, if this come to the procurator's ears, we will appease 15 him and indemnify you. Šo they took the money, and acted

agreeably to their instructions. Accordingly this report is

current among the Jews to this day. 16 Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain 17 whither Jesus had appointed them to repair. When they saw

him, they threw themselves prostrate before him ; yet some 18 doubted. Jesus came near, and said to them, All authority is * The Preparation is our Friday. + With us Saturday. With us Sunday.

Mar. 16, 15.

19 given to me in heaven and upon the earth ; go, therefore,

convert all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the 20 Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost; teaching

them to observe all the things which I have commanded you : and, behold! I am with you always, even to the conclusion of this state. Amen.


J. Haddon, Printer, Castle Street, Finsbury.

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