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50 And Jesus said unto him, || and went in, and sat with the Friend, wherefore art thou servants, to see the end. come? Then came they, and | 59 Now the chief priests, and laid hands on Jesus, and took elders, and all the council, him.

sought false witness against 51 And, behold, one of them || Jesus, to put him to death; which were with Jesus stretch | 60 But found none : yea, ed out his hand, and drew his || though many false witnesses sword, and struck a servant of came, yet found they none. At the high priest's, and smote off the last came two false witness. his ear.

es, 52 Then said Jesus unto him, | 61 And said, 'This fellow said, Put up again thy sword into | I am able to destroy the temple his place : for all they that take of God, and to build it in three the sword, shall perish with the days.

62 And the high priest arose, 53 Thinkest thou that I cannot and said unto him, Answerest now pray to my Father, and he || thou nothing? what is it which shall presently give me more these witness against thee? than twelve legions of angels? 63 But Jesus held his peace.

54 But how then shall the || And the high priest answered, scriptures be fulfilled, that thus and said unto him, I adjure thee it must be?

by the living God, that thou tell 55 In that same hour said | us whether thou be the Christ, Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye | the Son of God. come out, as against a thief, with i 64 Jesus saith unto him, Thou swords and staves for to take hast said : nevertheless I say me? I sat daily with you teach unto you, Hereafter shall ye see ing in the temple, and ye laid the Son of man sitting on the no hold on me.

right hand of power, and coming 56 But all this was done, that in the clouds of heaven. the scriptures of the prophets | 65 Then the high priest rent might be fulfilled. Then all his clothes, saying, He hath the disciples forsook him and spoken blasphemy; what furfled.

ther need have we of witnesses? 57 And they that had laid hold behold, now ye have heard his on Jesus, led him away to Caia- || blasphemy. . phas the high priest, where the 1 66 What think ye? They anscribes and the elders were as-swered and said, He is guilty of sembled.

death. 58 But Peter followed him afar 67 Then did they spit in his off, unto the high priest's palace, face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms it 2 And when they had bound of their hands,

him, they led him away, and 68 Saying, Prophesy unto us, | delivered him to Pontius Pi. thou Christ, Who is he that | late the governor. smote thee?

3 Then Judas, which had be. 69 Now Peter sat without in trayed him, when he saw that the palace: and a damsel came he was condemned, repented unto him, saying, Thou also himself, and brought again the wast with Jesus of Galilee. thirty pieces of silver to the

70 But he denied before them chief priests and elders, all, saying, I know not what 4 Saying, I have sinned, in that thou sayest.

I have betrayed the innocent 71 And when he was gone out blood. And they said, What is into the porch, another maid that to us? see thou to that. saw him, and said unto them 5 And he cast down the pieces that were there, This fellow was of silver in the temple, and de. also with Jesus of Nazareth. parted, and went and hanged 72 And again he denied with

acrain he denied with II himself. an oath, I do not know the man. 6 And the chief priests took

73 And after a while came un- the silver pieces, and said, It is to him they that stood by, and not lawful for to put them into said to Peter, Surely thou also the treasury, because it is the art one of them; for thy speech | price of blood. bewrayeth thee.

7 And they took counsel, and 74 Then began he to curse and bought with them the potter's to swear, saying, I know not field, to bury strangers in. the man. And immediately the || 8 Wherefore that field was cock crew.

called, The field of blood, unto 75 And Peter remembered the this day. words of Jesus, which said un- 9 (Then was fulfilled that to him, Before the cock crow, | which was spoken by Jeremy thou shalt deny me thrice. And the prophet, saying, And they he went out, and wept bitterly, took the thirty pieces of silver,

the price of him that was valued, CHAP. XXVII. whom they of the children of

Israel did value,
CIIRIST CRUCIFIED.

10 And gave them for the potWHEN the morning was ter's field, as the Lord appointcome, all the chief priests anded me.) elders of the people took coun- 11 And Jesus stood before the sel against Jesus, to put him to governor; and the governor death.

asked him, saying, Art thou

the King of the Jews? And Je- | 22 Pilate saith unto them, sus said unto him, Thou say. What shall I do then with Je. est.

sus, which is called Christ? 12 And when he was accused They all say unto him, Let him of the chief priests and elders, || be crucified. he answered nothing.

23 And the governor said, 13 Then saith Pilate unto | Why, what evil hath he done? him, Hearest thou not how But they cried out the more, many things they witness against saying, Let him be crucified. ' thee?

24 When Pilate saw that he 14 And he answered him to could prevail nothing, but that never a word: insomuch that rather a tumult was made, he the governor marvelled greatly. took water, and washed his

15 Now at that feast the go hands before the multitude, sayvernor was wont to release un- || ing, I am innocent of the blood to the people a prisoner, whom of this just person ; see ye to it. they would.

25 Then answered all the peo16 And they had then a not- | ple, and said, His blood be on able prisoner, called Barabbas. | us, and on our children.

17 Therefore, when they were 26. Then released he Barabbas gathered together, Pilate said | unto them; and, when he had unto them, Whom will ye that scourged Jesus, he delivered I release unto you? Barabbas, him to be crucified. or Jesus, which is called Christ? 27 Then the soldiers of the

18 For he knew that for envy governor took Jesus into the they had delivered him.

common hall, and gathered unto 19 When he was set down on him the whole band of soldiers. the judgment-seat, his wife sent 28 And they stripped him, unto him, saying, Have thou and put on him a scarlet robe. nothing to do with that just 29 And when they had platted man : for I have suffered many a crown of thorns, they put it things this day in a dream be- upon his head, and a reed in his cause of him.

right hand; and they bowed the 20 But the chief priests and knee before him, and mocked elders persuaded the multitude him, saying, Hail, king of the that they should ask Barabbas, Jews ! and destroy Jesus.

30 And they spit upon him, 21 The governor answered, and took the reed, and smote and said unto them, Whether || him on the head. of the twain will ye that I re- 31 And after that they had lease unto you? They said, | mocked him, they took the robe Barabbas.

| off from him, and put his own

raiment on him, and led him 42 He saved others, himself away to crucify him.

he cannot save. If he be the 32 And, as they came out, King of Israel, let him now they found a man of Cyrene, come down from the cross, and Simon by name; him they com- we will believe him : pelled to bear his cross.

43 He trusted in God; let 33 And when they were come him deliver him now, if he will unto a place called Golgotha, have him : for he said, I am that is to say, A place of a the Son of God. skull,

| 44 The thieves also, which 34 They gave him vinegar to | were crucified with him, cast drink, mingled with gall : and the same in his teeth. when he had tasted thereof, he 45 Now, from the sixth hour would not drink.

there was darkness over all the 35 And they crucified him, and land unto the ninth hour. parted his garments, casting 46 And about the ninth hour, lots ; that it might be fulfilled || Jesus cried with a loud voice, which was spoken by the pro saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachphet, They parted my garments thani ? that is to say, My God, among them, and upon my ves- my God, why hast thou forsakture did they cast lots.

en me? 36 And, sitting down, they 47 Some of them that stood watched him there;

there, when they heard that, 37 And set up over his head said, This man calleth for Ehis accusation written, THIS lias. IS JESUS, THE KING OF 48 And straightway one of THE JEWS.

them ran, and took a spunge, 38 Then were there two thieves and filled it with vinegar, and crucified with him ; one on the put it on a reed, and gave him right hand, and another on the to drink. left.

49 The rest said, Let be, let 39 And they that passed us see whether Elias will come by, reviled him, wagging their to save him. heads,

50 Jesus, when he had cried 4.0 And saying, Thou that de- again with a loud voice, yieldstroyest the temple, and build ed up the ghost. est it in three days, save thy- 51 And, behold, the vail of self: if thou be the Son of God, temple was rent in twain, from come clown from the cross. the top to the bottom ; and the

41 Likewise also the chief earth did quake, and the rocks priests mocking him, with the rent, · scribes and elders, said,

52 And the graves were open. i

the sepulchre be therefore, that

his was the Som

ed, and many bodies of the || 62 Now, the next day, that saints which slept, arose. followed the day of the prepa.

53 And came out of the graves ration, the chief priests and after his resurrection, and went Pharisees came together unto into the holy city, and appeared | Pilate, unto many.

63 Saying, Sir, we remember 54 Now, when the centurion, || that that deceiver said, while he and they that were with him, was yet alive, After three days watching Jesus, saw the earth- || I will rise again. quake, and those things that 64 Command, therefore, that were done, they feared greatly, the sepulchre be made sure unsaying, Truly this was the Son til the third day, lest his disof God.

ciples come by night and steal 55 And many women were him away, and say unto the peothere, beholding afar off, which ple, He is risen from the dead: followed Jesus from Galilee, mi. so the last error shall be worse nistering unto him :

than the first. 56 Among which was Mary 65 Pilate said unto them, Ye Magdalene, and Mary the mo || have a watch ; go your way, ther of James and Joses, and | make it as sure as ye can. the mother of Zebedee's chil 66 So they went and made the dren.

sepulchre sure,sealing the stone, · 57 When the even was come, || and setting a watch. there came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who CHAP. XXVIII. also himself was Jesus' disci

CHRIST'S RESURRECTION. ple :

58 He went to Pilate, and beg I IN the end of the sabbath, ged the body of Jesus. Then as it began to dawn toward the Pilate commanded the body to first day of the week, came be delivered.

Mary Magdalene, and the other 59 And when Joseph had taken Mary, to see the sepulchre. the body, he wrapped it in a 2 And, behold, there was a clean linen cloth,

great earthquake : for the angel 60 And laid it in his own new l of the Lord descended from tomb, which he had hewn out heaven, and came and rolled in the rock: and he rolled a back the stone from the door, great stone to the door of the and sat upon it. sepulchre, and departed.

3 His countenance was like 61 And there was Mary Mag- | lightning, and his raiment white dalene, and the other Mary sit- || as snow. ting over against the sepulchre. 4 And for fear of him the keep

VOL. IV.

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