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Barabbas released. Chap. xxiii. Women lament Christ. him in many words; but he 20 Pilate, therefore, willing answered him nothing.

to release Jesus, spake again 10 And the chief priests and to them. scribes stood, and vehemently 21 But they cried, saying, accused him.

Crucify him, crucify him. 11 And Herod with his men 22 And he said unto them of war set him at nought, and the third time, Why? what mocked him, and arrayed him evil hath he done. I have in a gorgeous robe, and sent found no cause of death in him; him again to Pilaté.

I will therefore chastise him, 12 s And the same day Pi- and let him go. late and Herod were made 23 And they were instant e friends together; for before with loud voices, requiring that they were at enmity between he might be crucified; and the themselves,

voices of them and of the chief 13 1 And Pilate, when he priests prevailed. had called together the chief 24 And Pilate gave sentence, priests, and the rulers, and the that it should be as they repeople,

quired. 14 Said unto them, Ye have 25 And he released unto brought this man unto me as them him, that for sedition and one that perverteth the people; murder was cast into prison, and behold, I, having examined whom they had desired; but him before you, have found no he delivered Jesus to their will, fault in this man touching d 26 And as they led him those things whereof ye aceuse away, they laid hold upon one him;

Simon a Cyrenian, coming out 15 No, nor yet Herod; for of the country, and on him they I sent you to him; and lo, no laid the cross, that he might thing worthy of death is done bear it after Jésus. unto him :

27 And there followed 16 I will, therefore, chastise him a great company of peohim, and release him.

ple, and of women, which also 17 (For of necessity he must bewailed and lamented him. release one unto them at the 28 But Jesus, turning unto feast.)

them, said, Daughters of Jeru18 And they cried out all salem, weep not for me, but at once, saying, "Away with weep for yourselves, and for this man, and release unto us your

children. Barabbas :

29 For, behold, the days 19 (Who, for a certain sedi- are coming, in the which they tion made in the city, and for shall say, Blessed are the bar. murder, was cast into prison.) ren, and the wombs that never dToucbing, concerning,

& Instant, urgents

gave suck.

Christ crucified. S. Luke. The sun darkened, &c. bare, and the paps, which never also was written over him in

letters of Greek, and Latin, 30 Then shall they begin to and Hebrew, THIS IS THE say to the mountains, Fall on KING OF THE JEWS. us; and to the hills, Cover us; 39 | And one of the male

31 For if they do these factors which weré hanged, things in a green tree, what railed on him, saying, If thoá shall be done in the dry.f be Christ, save thyself and us.

32 And there were also 40 But the other answering, two others, malefactors, led rebuked him, saying, Dost not with him to be put to death. thou fear God, seeing thou art

33 And when they were in the same condemnation ? come to the place which is cal 41 And we indeed justly; led Calvary,g there they cru- for we receive the due reward cified him, and the malefac- of our deeds; but this man tors; one on the right hand, hath done nothing amiss. and the other on the left.

42 And he said unto Jesus, 34 Then said Jesus, Fa- Lord, remember me when thou ther, forgive them, for they comest into thy kingdom. know not what they do. And 43 And Jesus said unto him, they parted his raiment, and Verily I say unto thee, To-day cast lots.

shalt thou be with me in par35 And the people stood adise. beholding; and the rulers also 44 | And it was about the with them derided him, saying, sixth hour, and there was a He saved others; let him save darkness over all the earth himself, if he be Christ, the until the ninth hour. chosen of God.

45 And the sun was dark36 And the soldiers also ened, and the vail i of the temmocked him, coming to him, ple was rent in the midst. and offering him vinegar, 46 | And when Jesus had

37 And saying, If thou be cried with a loud voice, he the king of the Jews, save thy- said, Father, into thy hands I self.

commend my spirit; and, hav38 And a superscription h ing said thus, he gave up the of For if they inflict on me, who ghost.j am innocent, such suffering, as they 47 T Now, when the centuare about to bring upon me ; what rion saw what was done, he vengeance will not God execute on glorified God, saying, Certainthis wicked and impenitent nation, ly this was a righteous man. g Calvary, or Golgotha. See Mat. 48 And all the people, that

i Vail or veil of the temple. See b Superscription or accusation. See Matt. xxvii. Sr. Matt. xxvii. 376

j He gave up the ghost, he expired.

the Jews.

xxvii. 33.

and a just:

Christ's burial

Chap. xxiv.

and resurrection. came together to that sight, CHAP. XXIV. beholding the things, which 1 Christ's resurrection declarwere done, smote their breasts, 'ed to the women: 9 they reand returned.

port it to others. 13 Christ 49 And all his acquaintance, himself appeareth, 51 and and the women that followed ascendeth. him from Galilee, stood afar NOW, upon the first day of off, beholding these things. the week, a very early in the

50 4 And, behold, there was morning, they came unto the a man named Joseph, a coun- sepulchre, bringing the spices, sellor ; and he was a good man, which they had prepared, and

certain others with them. 51 (The same had not con 2 And they found the stone sented to the counsel and the rolled away from the sepul. deed of them :) he was of Ari chre. mathea, a city of the Jews; 3 And they entered in, and who also himself waited for found not the body of the Lord the kingdom of God:k

Jesus. 52 This man went unto Pi. 4 And it came to pass, as late, and begged the body of they were much perplexed Jesus.

thereabout, behold, two men 53 And he took it down, and stood by them in shining garwrapped it in linen, and laid ments : it in a sepulchre, that was 5 And as they were afraid, hewn in stone, wherein never and bowed down their faces to man before was laid.

the earth, they said unto them, 54 And that day was the Why seek ye the living among preparation,l and the sabbath the dead?

6 He is not here, but is ris55 And the women also, en; remember how he spake which came with him from unto you, when he was yet in Galilee, followed after, and Galilee, beheld the sepulchre, and how ✓ Saying, The Son of man was laid.

must be delivered into the 56 And they returned, and hands of sinful men, and be prepared spices and ointments; crucified, and the third day rise and rested the sabbath-day, ac- again. cording to the commandment. 8 And they remembered hiş

words, & Waited for the kingdom of God, 9 And returned from the expected at this time the appearing sepulchre, and told all these of the Messiah.

? Preparation-day was Friday, the things unto the eleven, and to day before the Jewish Sabbath, which

all the rest.

& First day of the week, our Sunday,

drew on.

his body

was our Saturday,

Christ appeareth

S. Luke. to two disciples. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, gwering, said unto him, Art and Joanna, and Mary the mo- thou only a stranger in Jeruther of James, and other wo- salem, and hast not known the men that were with them, things, which are come to pass which told these things unto there in these days ? the apostles.

19 And he said unto them, 11 And their words seemed What things ? And they said to them as idle tales, and they unto him, Concerning Jesus of believed them not.

Nazareth, which was a pro, 12 Then arose Peter, and phet, mighty in deed and word ran unto the sepulchre; and, before God and the people. stooping down, he beheld the 20 And how the chief priests linen clothes laid by them- and our rulers delivered him selves, and departed, wonder- to be condemned to death, and ing in himself at that, which have crucified him. was come to pass.

21 But we trusted that it 13 ! And, behold, two of had been he, which should have them went that same day to a redeemed Israel; and, beside village called Emmaus, which all this, to-day is the third was from Jerusalem about day since these things were threescore furlongs. b

done. 14 And they talked together 22 Yea, and certain women of all these things, which had also of our company

made us happened.

astonished, which were early 15 And it came to pass, that, at the sepulchre : while they communed c togeth 23 And, when they found er and reasoned, Jesus himself not his body, they came, saying, drew near, and went with them. That they had also seen a vi

16 But their eyes were hol- sion of angels, which said that den, that they should not know he was alive. him.d

24 And certain of them, 17 And he said unto them, which were with us, went to What manner of communica- the sepulchre, and found it etions e are these that ye have ven so as the women had said; one to another, as ye walk, and but him they saw not. are sad?

25 Then he said unto theni, 18 And the one of them, O fools, and slow of heart to whose name was Cleopas, an- believe all that the prophets

have spoken! 6 Threescore furlongs, 60 furlongs, or 7 and an half miles.

26 Ought not Christ to have c Communed, conversed.

suffered these things, and to d But their eyes were so affected, enter into his glory? that they did not know him.

27 And beginning at Moses e Communications, conversations: and all the prophets, he ex

Christ openeth

Chap. xiv.

the scriptures, &e. pounded unto them in all the 38 And he said unto them, scriptures the things concern- Why are ye troubled ? and ing himself.

why do thoughts arise in your 28 And they drew nigh im- hearts ? to the village whither they 39 Behold my hands and went; and he made as though my feet, that it is I myself. he would have gone further. Handle me, and see; for a

29 But they constrained spirit hath not flesh and bones, him, saying, Abide with us; as ye see me have. for it is toward evening, and 40 And, when he had thus the day is far spent. And he speken he shewed them his went in to tarry with them. hands and his feet. 30 And it came to pass, as

41 And while they yet behe sat at meat with them, he lieved not for joy, and wondertook bread, and blessed it, and ed, he said unto them, Have ye brake, and gave to them. here any meat ? 31 And their eyes were

42 And they gave him a opened, and they knew him; piece of broiled fish, and of an and he vanished out of their honeycomb. sight.

43 And he took it, and did 32 And they said one to

eat before them. another, Did not our heart 44 And he said unto them, burn within us, while he talk. These are the words which I ed to us by the way, and while spake unto you, while I was he opened to us the scriptures ? yet with you, that all things

33 And they rose up the must be fulfilled, which were same hour, and returned to Je. written in the law of Moses, rusalem, and found the eleven' and in the prophets, and in the gathered together, and them Psalms concerning me. that were with them,

45 Then opened he their 34 Saying, the Lord is risen understanding,

that they might indeed, and hath appeared to understand the scriptures, Simon.

46 And said unto them, 35 And they told what things Thus it is written, and thus it were done in the way, and how beboved Christ to suffer, and he was known of them in break- to rise from the dead the third ing of bread.

day : 36 T And as they thus spake,

47 And that repentance and Jesus himself stood in the midst remission of sins „should be of them, and saith unto them, preached in his name among

all nations, beginning at Jeru37 But they were terrified salem. and affrighted, and suppos

48 And ye are witnesses of ed that they had seen a spirit. these things.

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