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24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rende it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the Scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They 'parted my raiment' among them, and for my vesture 10 they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers did.

25 ( Now there wstood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wifell of Cleophas,12 and Mary Magdalene.

26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he y loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!

27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.13

28 | After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, "that the Scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: * divide. Ma. 'garments. Co.Wh. 10 coat. Co. Ma. Cr. Ud. "daughter. Wh. 1: Clopas. A. V. 3 to those of his own. Pu.

See on Mat. xxvii. 35, * MAT. xxvii. 55: Many women were there, beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him. MARK, XV. 40: 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. LUKE, xxiii. 49 : All his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things.

* LUKE, xxiv. 18: One of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days?

See on John, xiii. 23. * John, ii. 4: Woman, what have I to do with thee?

* John, i. ll: He came unto his own, and his own received him not. John, xvi. 32 : Behold, the hour cometh, yea,

is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone.

Ps. lxix. 21: They gave me also gall for my meat; and in my thirst they gave me vinegar to drink.

and they filled a sponge with 'vinegar, and put it upon hyssop,4 and put it to his mouth.

30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished : and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation,15 that the bodies should not sremain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for b that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.16

32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him.

33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs:

34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came thereout 'blood and water:

14 wound it about with hyssop. Co. Cr. 15 the preparing of the sabbath. Cr. 16 taken down, Co. Ma. Cr. Ud, Bi. c See on MAT. xxvii. 48. See on JOHN, xvii. 4. Eccles. xii. 7: The spirit shall return unto God who

gave it.

f Ver. 42. MARK, xv. 42: And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath.

8 Deut. xxi. 23: His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God ;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

b Lev. xxiii. 7, 8; In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

i 1 John, v. 6,8: This is he that came by water and blood, even Jesus Christ; not by water only, but by water and blood. And there are three that bear witness in earth, the spirit, and the water, and the blood : and these three agree in one.

35 And khe that saw it bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. .

36 For these things were done, that the Scripture should be fulfilled, 'A bone of him shall not be broken.

37 And again another Scripture saith, mThey shall look on him whom they pierced.

38 | And after this Joseph of Arimathæa, being a disciple 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.

39 And there came also PNicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and * 1 John, i. 1-3: That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; (for the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and show unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) that which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that

ye have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

· Exod. xii. 46: Neither shall ye break a bone thereof. Num. ix. 12: They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it. Ps. xxxiv. 20: He keepeth all his bones : not one of them is broken.

m Ps. xxii. 16, 17: For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have enclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet: I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

Zec. xii. 10: They shall look upon me whom they have pierced. Rev.i. 7: Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him.

n See on Mat. xxvii. 57. • See on John, vii. 13. P See on John, vii. 13.

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9 wound it in linen clothes with the "spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.18

41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid.

42 "There laid they Jesus therefore 'because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand

CHAP. XX. 1 Mary cometh to the sepulchre, 3 so do Peter and John, ignorant of the resurrection : 11 Jesus appeareth to Mary Magdalene, 19 and to his disciples : 24 the incredulity and confession of Thomas : 30 the Scripture is sufficient to salvation.

THE “first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus bloved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

17 sweet-smelling ointments. Wi. 18 embalm. Ham, 1 in the moruing. Ham.

9 Acts, v. 6: The young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

12 Chr. xvi. 14: They buried him [Asa] in his own sepulchres—and laid him in the bed, which was filled with the sweet odours and divers kinds of spices prepared by the apothecaries' art.

s Isa. liii. 9: And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. + Ver. 31.

CHAP. XX. a See on MAT. xxviii. 1. b See on JOHN, xiii. 23. c LUKE, xxiv. 12: Then arose Peter, and ran unto the sealchre, and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid

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4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

5. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

7 And the @napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.3

9 For as yet they knew not the 'Scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

11 q&But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

2 folded up. Han. 3 believed vot. Wh. d John, xix. 40.

e John, xi. 44: He that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with grave-clothes; and his face was bound about with a napkin.

Ps. xvi. 10: Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Acts, ii. 25, 31: David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the LORD always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption. do. xiii. 35: Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

& MARK, xvi. 5: And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.

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