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which is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha: (Now it was the preparation-day of the passover, and about the third hour* :) and he saith unto the Jews, “See, your king.” But they cried out, “Away, away with himt, crucify him.” Pilate saith unto them, “Shall I crucify your King ** The chief-priests answered, “We have no king but Cesar.” Then upon this Pilate delivered him up unto them to be crucified. And they took Jesus, and led him away. And he, carrying his cross, went out to a place called The place of skulls; which is called in the Hebrew, Golgotha; where they crucified him, and two others with him, on each side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate wrote a title also, and put it on the cross: and the writing was, Jesus of NAzARETH, THE KING of THE JEws. And many of the Jews read this title: for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. Upon this the chiefpriests of the Jews said 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.” Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his outer garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and his vest also: now the vest was without seam, woven from the top throughout. They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be.” So that the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, “They divided my garments among them, and for my vesture they cast lots.” These things therefore the soldiers did. Now there stood; by the cross of Jesus, his mother,
* the sixth hour, R. T. “To the authorities for réfrn in Griesbach, Birch adds cod. Palatinus 220, Vindebonensis Lambecii 30 in margine a prima manu. The Greek episema, or mark for sir, and the gamma, or mark for three, might easily be confounded.” N.
+ See Campbell. Destroy him, destroy him. N.
* Now his mother stood, N.
and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, he saith to his mother, “Woman, behold, thy son.” Then he saith to the disciple, “Behold, thy mother.” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now finished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, “I thirst.” Now a vessel was set, full of vinegar. And some filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and raised it to his mouth. When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished:” and he bowed his head, and expired *. The Jews therefore, because it was the day of preparation, that the bodies might not remain upon the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a great day) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Then the soldiers came, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with Jesus: but when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: but one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and immediately there came out blood and water. And he who saw these things beareth witness; (and his witness is true, and he knoweth that he saith truly ;) that ye also may believe. For these things were done, so that the scripture was fulfilled, “A bone of it shall not be broken.” And again another part of scripture saith, “They shall look on him whom they pierced.” [Now] after this, Joseph of Arimathea (being a disciple of Jesus, but a concealed one 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. And Nicodemus also came
* yielded up his spirit. N. See Wakefield.
(he that at first had come to Jesus by night,) bringing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about the weight of an hundred pounds. Then they took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen bands with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to embalm. Now in the place where he was crucified was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, in which no man had ever been laid. There they laid Jesus therefore, because of the preparation-day of the Jews; for the sepulchre was near.
. xx. BUT on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene
cometh to the sepulchre in the morning, when it was yet dark, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. She runneth therefore, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple 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 out, and that other disciple; and they came to the sepulchre. Now they both ran together: but the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And when he had stooped down to look in, he seeth the linen bands lying; but he went not in. Then cometh Simon Peter, following him; and he went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen bands lying; and the napkin, which had been about Jesus's head, not lying with the linen bands, but wrapped up apart in another place. Then went in that other disciple also, who came first to the sepulchre; and he saw and believed nott. For as yet they knew not the scripture, that Jesus must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went again to their own home. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre, weeping; and, as she wept, she stooped down to look into the se
* Or, our Master. N. m. .
t “So the Cambridge MS. in the Greek; but not in the Latin translation of it. The following verse assigns a reason for the unbelief of St. John and St. Peter.” N. The received text reads, “he saw and believed.”
pulchre; and seeth two angels in white, sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, “Woman, why weepest thou?” She saith unto them, “Because they have taken away my Lord *, and I know not where they have laid him.” When she had said thus, she turned herself back, and seeth Jesus standing; but knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, “Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou?” She, supposing him to be the keeper of the garden, saith unto him, “Sir, if thou have carried him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus saith unto her, “Mary.” She turned, and saith unto him in the Hebrew tongue, “Rabboni.” Which signifieth, My Teacher t. Jesus saith unto her, “Embrace me not: for I do not yet ascend to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, ‘ I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene cometh and telleth the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things unto her. Then in the evening of that day, being the first day of the week, the doors where the disciples were assembled having been shut for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, “ Peace be unto you.” And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad, when they saw the Lord. Then Jesus said to them again, “Peace be unto you: as the Father sent me, so I send you.” And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, “Receive ye the holy spirit. If ye remit the sins of any, they are remitted unto them; if ye retain them, they are retained.” But Thomas, called Didymus, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. Then the other disciples
* Or, Master, N. m. + N. m. Master, N. t. # I shall ascend, N.
said unto him, “We have seen the Lord *.” But he said unto them, “Unless I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put mine hand into his side, I shall not believe.” And, within eight dayst, his disciples were again within, and Thomas with them : then Jesus cometh, the doors having been shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace be unto you.” Then he saith to Thomas, “Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thine hand, and put it into my side; and be not unbelieving, but believing.” Thomas answered, and said unto him, “My Lord, and my God i !” Jesus saith unto him, “Because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; happy are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: but these are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, ye may have life through his name. xxi. After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the lake of Tiberias: and in this manner he shewed himself. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, “I am going to fish.” They say unto him, “We also will go with thee.” They departed, and went into a ship immediately; and on that night they caught nothing. But when morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore : the disciples however knew not that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, “Young men $, have ye any food P’’ They answered him, “No.” And he said unto them, “Cast
* Or, our Master. + Or, eight days after. : “These words are usually understood as a confession. Beza says that they are an exclamation: q.d. “My Lord! and my God!” how great is thy power! Eph. i. 19, 20.” Whitby's Last Thoughts, 2d ed., p. 78.” Newcome. § My children, N. See Townson,