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ing, Woman, I know him not.

68 And if I also ask you, ye 58 And after a little while, a. will not answer me, nor let me nother saw him, and said, Thou go. art also of them. And Peter 69 Hereafter shall the Son of said, Man, I am not.

man sit on the right hand of the 59 And about the space of one

power of God. hour after, another confidently 70 Then said they all, Art affirmed, saying, Of a truth this thou then the Son of God? And fellow also was with him ; for he said unto them, Ye say that he is a Galilean.

60 And Peter said, Man, I 71 And they said, What need know not what thou sayest. we any further witness? for we And immediately, while he yet ourselves have heard of his own spake, the cock crew.

mouth. 61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter : and Peter

CHAP. XXIII. remembered the word of the

CHRIST'S DEATH AND BURIAL, Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, AND the whole multitude of thou shalt deny me thrice. them arose, and led him unto

62 And Peter went out, and Pilate. wept bitterly.

2 And they began to accuse 63 And the men that held Je- him, saying, We found this felsus, mocked him, and smote low perverting the nation, and bim.

forbidding to give tribute to 64 And when they had blind. Cesar, saying, that he himself folded him, they struck him on

is Christ a king the face, and asked him, saying,

3 And Pilate asked him, say. Prophesy : who is it that smote ing, Art thou the king of the thee?

Jews ? And he answered him, 65 And many other things and said, Thou sayest it. blasphemously spake they a

4 Then said Pilate to the chief gainst him.

priests, and to the people, I 66 And as soon as it was day, find no fault in this man. the elders of the people, and the 5 And they were the more chief priests, and the scribes, | fierce, saying, He stirreth up came together, and led him into the people, teaching throughtheir council,

out all Jewry, beginning from 67 Saying, Art thou the Galilee, to this place. Christ ? tell us. And he said 6 When Pilate heard of Galiunto them, If I tell you, ye will lee, he asked whether the man not believe :

were a Galilean. VOL. IV.


7 And as soon as he knew that 16 I will therefore chastise he belonged unto Herod's ju- him, and release him. risdiction, he sent him to He- 17 (For of necessity he must rod, who himself also was at release one unto them at the Jerusalem at that time.

feast.) 8 And when Herod saw Je. 18 And they cried out all at sus, he was exceeding glad : once, saying, Away with this for he was clesirous to see him | man, and release unto us Baof a long season, because he rabbas : had heard many things of him ; 19 (Who for a certain sediand he hoped to have seen some tion made in the city, and for miracle done by him.

murder, was cast into prison :) 9 Then he questioned with 20 Pilate, therefore, willing to him in many words; but he release Jesus, spake again to answered him nothing.

them. 10 And the chief priests and 21 But they cried, saying, scribes stood, and vehemently Crucify him, crucify him. accused him.

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

12 And the same day Pilate 23 And they were instant with and Herod were made friends loud voices, requiring that he together : for before they were might be crucified :

: and the at enmity between themselves. voices of them and of the chief

13 And Pilate when he had priests prevailed. called together the chief priests, 24 And Pilate gave sentence and the rulers, and the people, that it should be as they requir

14 Said unto them, Ye have ed. brought this man unto me as 25 And he released unto them, one that perverteth the people : him that for sedition and murand, behold, I, having examin- der was cast into prison, whom ed him before you, have found they had desired: but he delino fault in this man, touching vered Jesus to their will. those things whereof ye accuse 26 And, as they led him away, him ;

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

after Jesus.

him go.

27 And there followed him a | mocked him, coming to him, great company of people, and and offering him vinegar, of women, which also bewailed

37 And saying, If thou be the and lamented him.

King of the Jews, save thyself. 28 But Jesus turning unto 38 And a superscription also them, said, Daughters of Jeru- was written over him, in letters salem, weep not for me, but of Greek, and Latin, and Heweep for yourselves, and for brew, THIS IS THE KING your children.

OF THE JEWS. 29 For, behold, the days are 39 And one of the malefactors, coming, in the which they shall which were hanged, railed on say, Blessed are the barren, him, saying, If thou be Christ, and the wombs that never bare, || save thyself, and us. and the paps which never gave

40 But the other, answering, suck.

rebuked him, saying, Dost not 30 Then shall they begin to thou fear God, seeing thou art say to the mountains, Fall on us, in the same condemnation ? and to the hills, Cover us. 41 And we indeed justly; for

31 For if they do these things we receive the due reward of in a green tree, what shall be our deeds : but this man hath done in the dry ?

done nothing amiss. 32 And there were also two 42 And he said unto Jesus, others, malefactors, led with Lord, remember me when thou him, to be put to death. comest into thy kingdom.

33 And when they were come 43 And Jesus said unto him, to the place which is called Verily I say unto thee, ToCalvary, there they crucified day shalt thou be with me in him, and the malefactors; one paradise. on the right hand, and the other 44 And it was about the sixth on the left.

hour, and there was darkness 34 Then said Jesus, Father, over all the earth until the ninth forgive them ; for they know hour.

. not what they do.

And they

45 And the sun was darkenparted his raiment, and cast ed, and the vail of the temple lots.

was rent in the midst. 35 And the people stood be. 46 And when Jesus had cried holding : and the rulers also with a loud voice, he said, Fawith them, derided him, say- | ther, into thy hands I commend ing, He saved others; let him my spirit: and having said save himself, if he be Christ, thus, he gave up the ghost. the chosen of God.

47 Now, when the centurion 36 And the soldiers also saw what was done, he glorified

God, saying, Certainly this was

CHAP. XXIV. a righteous man.

CHRIST'S RESURRECTION. 48 And all the people that came together to that sight, be- NOW, upon the first day of holding the things which were the week, very early in the done, smote their breasts, and morning, they came unto the returned.

sepulchre, bringing the spices 49 And all his acquaintance, which they had prepared, and and the women that followed certain others with them. him from Galilee, stood afar 2 And they found the stone off, beholding these things. rolled away from the sepulchre.

50 And, behold, there was a 3 And they entered in, and man named Joseph, a counsel found not the body of the Lord lor; and he was a good man, Jesus. and a just :

4 And it came to pass, as they 51 (The same had not con- were much perplexed theresented to the counsel and deed about, behold, two men stood of them :) he was of Arima- by them in shining garments. thea, a city of the Jews; who 5 And as they were afraid, also himself waited for the king- and bowed down their faces to dom of God :

the earth, they said unto them, 52 This man went unto Pi-Why seek ye the living among late, and begged the body of the dead? Jesus.

6 He is not here, but is risen. 53 And he took it down, and Remember how he spake unto wrapped it in linen, and laid it you, when he was yet in Galiin a sepulchre that was hewn lee, in stone, wherein never man 7 Saying, The Son of man before was laid.

must be delivered into the hands 54 And that day was the pre- of sinful men, and be crucified, paration, and the sabbath drew and the third day rise again.

8 And they remembered his 55 And the women also, which words, came with him from Galilee, 9 And returned from the sefollowed after, and beheld the pulchre, and told all these things sepulchre, and how his body unto the eleven, and to all the was laid.

rest. 56 And they returned, and 10 It was Mary Magdalene, prepared spices and ointments, and Joanna, and Mary the moand rested the sabbath-day, ther of James, and other women according to the command that were with them, which told ment.

these things unto the apostles.



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11 And their words seemed 20 And how the chief priests, to them as idle tales; and they and our rulers, delivered him believed them not.

to be condemned to death, and 12 Then arose Peter, and ran have crucified him. unto the sepulchre ; and, stoop- 21 But we trusted that it had ing down, he beheld the linen been he, which should have reclothes laid by themselves, and deemed Israel : and, besides all departed, wondering in himself this, to-day is the third day, at that which was come to pass. since these things were done.

13 And, behold, two of them 22 Yea, and certain women went that same day to a village also of our company made us called Emmaus, which was from astonished, which were early at Jerusalem about threescore fur- the sepulchre ; longs.

23 And, when they found not 14 And they talked together his body, they came, saying, of all these things which had that they had also seen a vision happened.

of angels, which said that he 15 And it came to pass, that was alive. while they communed together, 24 And certain of them which and reasoned, Jesus himself were with us, went to the sedrew near, and went with them. pulchre, and found it even so

16 But their eyes were hold- as the women had said ; but en, that they should not know him they saw not. him.

25 Then he said unto them, O 17 And he said unto them, | fools, and slow of heart to beWhat manner of communica- lieve all that the prophets have tions are these that ye have, spoken! one to another, as ye walk, and 26 Ought not Christ to have are sad ?

suffered these things, and to 18 And the one of them, enter into his glory? whose name was Cleopas, an- 27 And beginning at Moses, swering, said unto him, Art and all the prophets, he exthou only a stranger in Jerusa- | pounded unto them, in all the lem, and hast not known the scriptures, the things concernthings which are come to passing himself. there in these days?

28 And they drew nigh unto 19 And he said unto them, the village, whither they went : What things? And they said and he made as though he would unto him, Concerning Jesus of |have gone further. Nazareth, which was a prophet, 29 But they constrained him, mighty in deed and word, be- || saying, Abide with us : for it fore God and all the people : is toward evening, and the day

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