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for this I came into the world, to give testimony
to the truth. Whosoever is of the truth, harken38 eth to me. Pilate asked him, What is truth?
and so saying, went out again to the Jews, and
said to them, For my part, I find nothing culpable 39 in this man. But, since it is customary that I Mat. 27: 15.
release to you one at the passover, will ye that I Lu. 23; 17. 40 release to you the king of the Jews? Then they Acts, 3; 14.
all cried, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas.
Now Barabbas was a robber.
the soldiers crowned him with a wreath of thorn Mar. 15; 15*
which they had platted; and having thrown a pur-
went out again and said to them, Lo, I bring him
ye may know that I find in him
the crown of thorns and the purple mantle ; and
chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried,
them, Take him yourselves and crucify him; as
ed, We have a law, and by that law he ought to
die, because he assumed the title of Son of God. 8 When Pilate heard this, he was the more afraid, 9 and having returned to the pretorium, said to Jea
sus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no 10 answer.
Then Pilate said to him, Wilt thou not speak unto me? Knowest thou not that I have
power to crucify thee, and power to release thee? 11 Jesus replied, Thou couldst have no power over
me, unless it were given thee from above; where
fore he who delivered me unto thee hath the 12 greater sin. Thenceforth Pilate sought to release
him ; but the Jews exclaimed, If thou release this man, thou art not Cesar's friend. Whoever call
eth himself king, opposeth Cesar. 13 Pilate, on hearing these words, ordered Jesus to
be brought forth, and sat down on the tribunal in
a place named the pavement, in Hebrew Gabba14 tha 57. (Now it was the preparation of the pas
chal Sabbath, about the sixth hour 59.) And he 15 said to the Jews, Behold your king. But they
cried out, Away, away with him, crucify him.
Pilate said to them, Shall I crucify your king ? 16 The chief priests answered, We have no king but
Cesar. He delivered him, therefore, to them to
be crucified. Mat. 27; 33. 17 Then they took Jesus and led him away.
And Mar. 15; 22. Lu. 23; 33. he carrying his cross, went out to a place called
the place of sculls, which is in Hebrew Golgotha, 18 where they crucified him and two others with him, 19 one on each side, and Jesus in the middle. Pilate
also wrote a title, and put it upon the cross. The
words were, JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE 20 KING OF THE JEWS. And many of the Jews
read this title (for the place where Jesus was cru
Mar. 15; 24.
cified was nigh the city; and it was written in 21 Hebrew, Greek, and Latin); whereupon the
chief priests said to Pilate, Write not “ the king
“of the Jews,” but “who calleth himself king 22 “ of the Jews.” Pilate answered, What I have
written, I have written. 23 When the soldiers had nailed Jesus to the cross, Mat. 27; 35,
they took his mantle, and divided it into four parts, Lu. 23; 34. one to every soldier: they also took the coat, which
was seamless, woven from the top throughout, and
termine by lot whose it shall be; thereby verify-
5 ture." Thus therefore acted the soldiers.
ther, and her sister Mary the wife of Cleophas,
mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing
Then he said to the disciple, Behold thy mother.
complished; that the Scripture might be fulfilled,
vinegar, they filled a spunge with vinegar, and
having fastened it to a twig of hyssop, held it to
gar, he said, It is finished, and bowing his head,
main on the cross on the Sabbath , for it was the
day), besought Pidate that their legs might be 32 broken, and the bodies might be removed. Ac
cordingly the soldiers came and broke the legs of the
first, and of the other who were crucified with 33 him. But when they came to Jesus, and found
that he was already dead, they did not break his 34 legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear pierc
ed his side, whence blood and water immediately 35 issued. He was an eye-witness who attesteth this,
and his testimony deserveth credit: ncy, he is con
scious that he speaketh truth, that ye may be. Ex. 12; 46. 36 lieve. For these things happened that the Scrip
ture might be verified, “ None of his bones shall 37 “ be broken.” Again, the Scripture saith else
where, They shall look on him whom they “ have pierced.”
Num. 9; 12. Zec. 12; 10.
Mar. 15; 43. Lu. 23; 50 ch. 3; 1
Yat, 27; 57. 38 AFTER this Joseph the Arimathean, who was a
disciple of Jesus, but a concealed disciple, for fear of the Jews, asked permission of Pilate to take
granted, he went and took the body of Jesus. 39 Nicodemus also, who had formerly repaired to Jo
sus by night, came and brought a mixture of myrrh med
40 and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. These
men took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen
rollers with the spices, which is the Jewish man41 ner of embalming. Now in the place where he
was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden
a new monument wherein no one had ever yet been
Jewish preparation 63, the monument being near.
went early to the monument, while it was yet dark, Lu. 24; 1.
and saw that the stone had been removed from the
and to that other disciple whom Jesus loved, and
the monument, and we know not where they have
ran together, but the other disciple out-ran Peter, 5 and came first to the monument; and stooping
down, he saw the linen rollers lying, but went not 6 in. Then came Simon Peter, who followed him, 7 and went into the monument, where he observed the
rollers lying, and the handkerchief which had been
wrapped about his head, not laid beside them, but 8 folded up in a place by itself. Then the other dis.