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Christ is crucified.
Matt. xxvii. 32.
chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him! crucify him! Pilate saith unto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him. The Jews answered him, We have a 7 law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more 8 afraid ; and went again into the judgment-hall, and saith unto Jesus, 9 Whence art thou ? But Jesus gave him no answer. Then saith Pilate 10 unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not, that I have power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee? Jesus answered, 11 Thou couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above : therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin. And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him : but the Jews cried 12 out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Cesar's friend. Whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Cesar. When Pilate 13 therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment-seat, in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the 14 sixth hour : and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! But they 16 cried out, Away with him! away with him! crucify him! Pilate saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no King but Cesar. Then delivered he him therefore unto 16 them to be crucified. And they took Jesus and led him away.
AND he bearing his cross went forth into a place 17 Mark xv. 21. Luke called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew,
Golgotha : where they crucified him, and two others with 18 him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a 19 title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, “ JESUS OF NAZARETH, THE KING OF THE JEWS.' This title then read many of the Jews: for the 20 place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Then said the chief priests of the 21 Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written, I have written. 22 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and 23 made four parts, to every soldier a part : and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore 24 among themselves, Let us not rend 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 they did cast lots.” These things therefore the soldiers did. Now there stood by the cross of 25 Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the dis. 26 ciple standing by whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And 27 from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home. After this, 28 Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, “ I thirst.” Now there was sét a véssel full of vin. 29 egar: and they filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. Christ's death, and
WHEN Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he 30 the attendant cir- said, It is finished ! and he bowed his head, and gave up uLvii
. 50. Mark xv. the ghost. The Jews therefore, because it was the prep. 31 37. Luke zxiii. 44. aration, that the bodies should not remain upon the crosa. 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 away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of 32
Christ is buried. Mark xv. 42. Luke
gave him leave.
resurrection of Christ. Matt. xxviii.
the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, 33 and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs. But one of 34 the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came thereout blood and water. And he that saw it, bare record, and his record 35 is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For 36 these things were done, that the scriptures should be fulfilled, “ A bone of him shall not be broken.” And again another scripture saith, “ They 37 shall look on him whom they pierced.
AND after this, Joseph of Arimathea (being a disciple 38 Matt. xxvii. 57 of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews) besought Pilate,
that he might take away the body of Jesus. And Pilate
He came therefore and took the body of Jesus. ' And 39 there came also Nicodemus (which at the first came to Jesus by night) and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about a hundred pounds weighi. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the 40 spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now in the place where 41 he was crucified, there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. There laid they Jesus therefore, be- 42 cause of the Jews' preparation-day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene 20 connected with the early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth
the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Then she run- 2 1. Mark xvi. 1. Luke neth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other dis
ciples whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and 3 came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together : and the other dis- 4 ciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping 5 down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying ; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, 6 and seeth the linen clothes lie; and the napkin that was about his head, 7 not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then went in also that other disciple which came first to the sepulchre, 8 and he saw, and believed. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that 9 he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away again 10 unto their own home. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre, weep- 11 ing; and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the sepulchre, i and seeth two angels in white, sitting, the one at the head, and the other 12 at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, 13 Woman, why weepest thou ? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. And 14 when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why 15 weepest thou ? whom seekest thou ? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith, unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary! 16 She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni ! which is to say, Master. Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not: for I am not yet ascended to my 17 Father : but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my
your God. Mary Magdalene 18 came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
THEN the same day at evening, being the first day of 19 assembled Apostles. the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples
were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. And when he 20
Christ appears to the
Luke xxiv. 36.
He again appears,
Christ appears at
had so said, he showed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad when they saw the Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, 21 Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, 22 Receive
ye the Holy Ghost. Whose soever sins ye remit, they are re- 23 mitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was 24 Thomas being pres- not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples 25
therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were 26 within, and Thomas with them : then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to 27 Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. 'And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus 28 saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed : blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
AND many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, 30 which are not written in this book. But these are written, that ye might 31 believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
AFTER these things Jesus showed himself again to the 21
Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst 12
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, 15
He re-appoints Peter
sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou 17 me ? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. Verily, 18 verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou girdest thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldst : but when thou shalt be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldst not. This spake he, signifying by what death he should 19 glorify God. And when he had spoken this, he saith unto him, Follow
Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved, 20 following ; (which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which is he that betrayeth thee?) Peter seeing him, saith to Jesus, Lord, 21 and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry 22 till I come, what is that to thee? Follow thou me. Then went this 23 saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple should not die: yet Jesus said not to him, He shall not die ; but, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?
This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and 24 John's conclusion.
wrote these things : and we know that his testimony is true. And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, 25 if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.
Christ, after his res
THE former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of 1 urrection, instructs all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day 2 the Holy Spirit, and in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy visibly ascends to Ghost had given commandments unto the Apostles whom
he had chosen : to whom also he showed himself alive 3 after his passion, by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: and being 4 assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which,' saith he, .ye have heard of me: for John truly baptized with water ; but 5 ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.' When 6 they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel ? And he said unto 7 them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons which the Father hath put in his own power. But ye shall receive power after that the 8 Holy Ghost is come upon you : and ye shall be witnesses unto me, both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had spoken these things, while 9 they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, 10 behold, two men stood by them in white apparel ; which also said, Ye 11 men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
The Apostles, as
THEN returned they unto Jerusalem, from the mount 12 sembled together at called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath-day's dressed by Peter, and journey. And when they were come in, they went up into 13 the place of Judas an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and
John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. These all continued with one accord in prayer and 14 supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with bis brethren. And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the dis- 15 ciples, and said, (the number of the names together were about a hundred and twenty,) . Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been ful- 16 filled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was 17 numbered with us, and had obtained part of this ministry.'--(Now this 18 man purchased a field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst aşunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out: and it was 19 known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem ; insomuch as that field is called in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field of blood.)-• For it is written in the book of Psalms, “Let his habitation be desolate, 20 and let no man dwell therein :” and, “ His bishopric let another take.” Wherefore of these men which have companied with us, all the time that 21 the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, ' beginning from the baptism 22 of John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.' And they ap- 23 pointed two, Joseph. called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the 24 hearts of all men, show whether of these two thou hast chosen, 'that he 25 may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place. And they gave forth 26 their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias ; and he was numbered with the eleven Apostles. On the day of Pen
AND when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they 2 tecost, the promised Spirit descends upon
were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly 2 the Apostles.
there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there ap- 3 peared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them, and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak 4 with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. And there 5 were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every
nation under heaven. Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, 6 and were confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language. And they were all amazed, and marvelled, saying one to 7 another, Behold, are not all these which speak, Galileans? And how 8 hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born ?--Par- 9 thians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, and in Judea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia, ' Phrygia, and Pamphy- 10 lia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Lybia about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes, 'Cretes and Arabians--we do hear them 11 speak in our tongues, the wonderful works of God. And they were all 12 amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, What meaneth this? Others, mocking, said, These men are full of new wine.
13 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his 14 multitude.
voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words : for these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the 15 third hour of the day. But this is that which was spoken by the prophet 16
Peter addresses the