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And, behold, the vail of 38 the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; 39 and the earth did quake, 52 and the rocks rent, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints 53 which slept, arose, and came out of the graves, and went into the holy city after his resurrection, and appeared unto 54 many. Now when the cen

turion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying; Truly this was the Son of 55 God. And many wo

men were there, beholding afar off; which followed Jesus from Galilee, minister56 ing unto him; among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee's children.

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And the vail of the temple was rent in twain, from the top to the bottom. And when the centurion which stood over against him, saw that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, he said ; Truly this man was the Son of God. There were also women looking on afar off; among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less, and of Joses, and Salome; who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and ministered unto him; and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.


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Now, when the centurion 31 saw what was done, he glorified God, saying; Certainly this was a righteous! 48 man. And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts and returned. 49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

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The Jews therefore, (because it was the preparation; that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath-day; for that sabbath-day was a high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken 32 away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with 33 him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake 34 not his legs; but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it, bare record, and his record is true; and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye also 36 might believe.. For these things were done, that the scripture should be fulfilled; "A bone of him shall not


37 be broken." And again another scripture saith ; "They shall look on him whom they pierced."


And after this, Joseph of Arimathea (being a disciple




the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,) Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus. And Pilate marvelled, if he were already dead; and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to

Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' 58 disciple. He went to Pilate, 43 and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in 60 a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, 45 61 and departed. And there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, sitting over 46 Joseph. And he bought against the sepulchre.

fine linen, and took him. down, and wrapped him in the linen; and laid him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock; and rolled a stone unto the door of the 47 sepulchre. And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where he was laid.



Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came togeth63 er unto Pilate, saying; Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive; After three days 64 I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come


51 good man, and a just, (the) same had not consented to the counsel and deed of! them,) of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who also himself waited for the king52 dom of God; this man went


unto Pilate, and begged the 53 body of Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man 40

54 before was laid. And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.


And the women also, 41 which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid. 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath-day, according to the command



of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews) besought Pilate, that he might take away the body of Jesus; and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus, (which at the first came to Jesus by night) and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where he was crucified, there was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was nev42 er man yet laid. There

laid they Jesus therefore, because of the Jews' preparation-day, for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.


and steal him away, and say unto the people; He is risen from the dead; so the last error shall be worse than 65 the first. Pilate said unto them; Ye have a watch; 66 go your way, make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone and setting a watch.



MATTHEW XXVIII. In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, to see the 2 sepulchre. And, behold, there was a great earthquake; for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the 3 door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white 4 as snow. And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5 And the angel answered and said unto the women; Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, which 6 was crucified. He is not here; for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place 7 where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him ; 8 lo, I have told you.






And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James,and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre, at the 3 rising of the sun. And they said among themselves; Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked they saw that the stone was rolled away; for it was 5 very great. And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they 6 were affrighted. And he saith unto them; Be not affrighted; ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified; he is risen, he is not here; behold the place where 7 they laid him. But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter, that he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall

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