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crucify him.” And he said unto them a third time, “But
what evil hath he done 2 I have found no cause of death
in him : I will therefore chastise him, and release him.”
But they were urgent with loud voices, requesting that
he might be crucified: and the voices of them and of
the chief-priests prevailed. So Pilate adjudged that their
request should be granted: and released unto them him
who for insurrection and murther had been cast into pri-
son, whom they had requested; but delivered Jesus to
their will.
And as they led him away, they laid hold on one Simon,
a Cyrenian, coming out of the country; and on him they
laid the cross, that he might carry it after Jesus. And
there followed him a great multitude of the people, and
of women, who lamented also and bewailed him. But
Jesus turned unto them, and said, “Daughters of Je-
rusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and
for your children. For, behold, the days are coming,
in which it will be said, ‘Blessed are the barren, and the
wombs that never bare, and the breasts which never gave
suck.” Then will men begin to say to the mountains,
‘Fall on us;’ and to the hills, “ Cover us.” For if
these things be done to the green tree, what will be done
to the dry?” And two others also, who were malefactors,
were led with him to be put to death.
And when they were come to the place which is called
the place of skulls, there they crucified him; and the
malefactors, one on his right hand, and the other on his
left. Then said Jesus, “Father, forgive them: for they
know not what they do.” And they parted among them
his garments, and cast lots. And the people stood be-
holding. And the rulers also together with the people
scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save
himself, if he be the Christ, the chosen of God.” And
the soldiers also derided him, coming to him, and offer-
ing him vinegar, and saying, “If thou be the king of

$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, 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.
+ They did not attentively view him ; his dress was unusual; they thought his
appearance an impossibility; and the divine power may have restrained them from
so beholding him as to know him. See Kypke. N.

Or, that this man was about to redeem.

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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

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be seen by them. Then they said one to another, “Did
not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us on
the way, and while he explained to us the scriptures?”
And they rose up that very hour, and returned to Je-
rusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and
those who consorted with them, saying, “The Lord is
risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.” And they
told the things which had happened on the way, and that
Jesus was known by them in the breaking of bread.
And while they were thus speaking, Jesus himself stood
in the midst of them, and saith to them, “Peace be unto
you.” But they were terrified and affrighted, and sup-
posed that they beheld a spirit. And he said unto them,
“Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in
your hearts? see my hands and my feet, that it is I my-
self: handle me, and see me: for a spirit hath not flesh
and bones, as ye behold that I have.” And when he had
thus spoken, he showed them his hands and his feet. And
while they still believed not through joy, and wondered,
he said unto them, “Have ye here any food?” And they
gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honey-
comb. And he took and ate of them in their presence,

* Or, Then he began from Moses and went through all the prophets, and &c.

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