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crucify him.” And he said unto them a third time, “But
$the Jews, save thyself.”. And an inscription was written
over him in Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew letters ; THIS
IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 39 Then one of the malefactors that were crucified reviled
him, saying, “If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us." 40 But the other answered and rebuked him, saying, “ Dost
not thou fear God, since thou art in the same condemna. 41 tion? and we indeed justly; for we receive the due re
ward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing 42 amiss.” Then he said to Jesus, “ Lord, remember me 43 when thou comest into thy kingdom.” And Jesus said
to him," Verily I say unto thee, To-day thou shalt be with
me in paradise *.” 44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was dark45 ness over the whole land until the ninth hour: and the
sun was darkened t; and the veil of the temple was rent 46 in the midst. And when Jesus had cried out with a loud
voice, he said, “ Father, into thy hands I commit my
self I :” and having said thus, he expired. 47 Now when the centurion saw what had passed, he
glorified God, saying, “ Certainly thịs was a righteous 48 man." And all the multitudes who came together to that
sight, seeing the things wnich were done, smote [their] 49 breasts, and returned. And all his acquaintance, and
the women that had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, beholding these things.
* In the state of the virtuous dead, who, though in their graves, are alive to God. See Luke xx. 38, and the note there.
This verse was wanting in the copies of Marcion and other reputed heretics; and in some of the older copies in the time of Origen : nor is it cited either by Justin, Irenæus, or Tertullian; though the two former have quoted almost every text in Luke which relates to the crucifixion; and Tertullian wrote concerning the intermediate state. See Evanson's Diss. p. 28.
+ Probably by thick and heavy clouds, which extended to a considerable distance round the city. That the darkness was not so great as to exclude all vision, is evident from the circumstances which occurred while Jesus was suspended on the cross. See John xix. 25-30. Dr. Priestley observes that the darkness is not said to bave been miraculous. See Notes on the Scriptures.
spirit, N. i.e, my breath or life. See Luke viii, 55.
50 And, lo, there was a man named Joseph, a senator ; 51 and he was a good and righteous man: (this man had not
consented to their counsel and deed : he was of Arimathea,
a city of the Jews, and himself also looked for the king52 dom of God:) this man went to Pilate, and asked the 53 body of Jesus. And he took it down and wrapped it in
linen, and laid it in a tomb hewn in stone, in which no 54 man had ever yet been laid. And that day was the pre
paration-day; and the sabbath drew on, 55 And the women also, that had come with him from
Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and 56 how his body was laid. And they returned, and prepared Ch.spices and ointments; and rested on the sabbath, accordwww.ing to the commandment: but on the first day of the
week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb,
bringing the spices which they had prepared, [and some 2 other women with them.] And they found the stone rolled 3 away from the sepulchre: and when they had entered in, 4 they found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it
came to pass as they were perplexed about this, that, be5 hold, two men stood by them in shining garments. And
as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the
earth, the men said unto them, “Why seek ye him that 6 is living among those that are dead ? He is not here, but
is risen. Remember how he spake unto you, when he Ź was yet in Galilee, saying, “The Son of man must be
delivered up into the hands of sinners, and be crucified, 8 and the third day rise again.'” And they remembered his 9 words; and returned from the sepulchre, and reported all 10 these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. Now it
was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother
of James, and the other women that were with them, who 11 told these things to the apostles. And their words seemed
to the apostles as idle tales; and they believed not the
But Peter arose and ran to the sepulchre; and when
he had stooped down, he beholdeth the linen bands lying by themselves*, and went home wondering at that which
was come to pass. 13 And, behold, two of the disciples went on that day to a
town called Emmaus; which is distant from Jerusalem 14 about sixty furlongs. And they conversed together of all 15 these things which had happened.
And it came to pass that, while they conversed and reasoned, Jesus himself 16 drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were 17 holden t, that they might not know him. And he said
unto them, What words are these which ye use one to 18 another as ye walk, and are of a sad countenance ?” And
one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered and said unto him, “ Art thou the only sojourner in Jerusa
lem, that hast not known the things which are come 19 to pass there in these days ?" And he said unto them,
" What things ?" And they said unto him, “ Those con
cerping Jesus of Nazareth, that was a prophet mighty in 20 deed and word before God and all the people: and how
the chief-priests and our rulers delivered him up to be 21 condemned to death, and crucified him. But we trusted
that it was he who was about to redeem | Israel. And be
sides all this, to-day is the third day since these things 22 were done. Moreover, some women also of our com
pany have amazed us; who were early at the sepulchre, 23 and, when they found not his body, came, saying that
they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he is 24 alive. And some of those who consort with us went to
the sepulcbre, and found it so as the women had said: 25 but him they saw not.” Then he said unto them, “O
unwise, and slow of heart to believe all which the pro
• Or, only the linen hands lying.
Or, that this man was about to redeem.
phets have spoken Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?” “Then he began and explained to them from Moses and all the prophets, in all the scriptures, the things concerning himself. And they drew near to the town whither they were going ; and he made a show that he was going further. But they constrained him; saying, “ Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And he went in to abide with them. And it came to pass as he was at meat with them, that he took bread, and blessed, and brake it, and gave it to them. And their
eyes were opened, and they knew him: and he ceased to
be seen by them. Then they said one to another, “Did
* Or, Then he began from Moses and went through all the prophets, and &c.