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18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him..

19 And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, saying: Have thou nothing to do with that just man. For I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him,

20 But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask Barabbas, and make JESUS away.

21 And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said, Barabbas.

22 Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with JESUS that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified.

23 The governor said to them: Why what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.

24 And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing: but that rather a tumult was made; taking water washed his hands before the people, saying. I am innocent of the blood of this just man look you to it.

25 And the whole people ahswering, said: His blood be upon us, and upon our children.

26 Then he released to them Barabbas, and having scourged JESUS delivered him unto them to be crucified.

27 Then the soldiers of the governor taking JESUS into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band:

28 And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him. 29 And platting a crown of

Mark 15. 11. Luke 23. 18. John 18. 40. Acts 3. 14.- Mark 15. 16. Ps. 21. 17.-c John 19. 2.

thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying: Hail, king of the Jews. 30 And spitting upon him, they took the reed, and struck his head.

31 And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify him.

32 4 And going out they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon him they forced to take up his cross.

33 And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is, the place of Calvary.

34 And they gave him wine to drink, mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink.

35 And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying:

They divided my garments among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots.

36 And they sat and watched him.

37 And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

38 Then were crucified with. him two thieves: one on the right hand, and one on the left.

39 And they that passed by, blasphemed him, wagging their heads,

40 And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God and in three days dost

d Mark 15. 21. Lukeo. 26.- Mark 15. 22. Luke 23. John 19. 17.f Mark 15. 24. Luke 23. 34. John 19. 23.-g Pa xi. 19.- John 2. 19

build it; save thy own self: if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.

41 In like manner also the chief priests with the scribes and ancients mocking, said:

42 He saved others; himself he cannot save: if he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.

43 He trusted in God; let him now deliver him if he will have him: for he said: I am the Son of God.

44 And the self-same thing the thieves also, that were crucified with him, reproached him with.

45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour.

46 And about the ninth hour JESUS cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamma sabac. thani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

47 And some that stood there and heard, said: This man calleth Elias.

48 And immediately one of them running, took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar; and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.

49 And the others said: Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him.

50 And JESUS again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.

51 d And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent.

a Wis. 2. 18.-6 Ps. 21. 9.-c Ps. 21. 2.d 2 Par. 3. 14.

52 And the graves were opened: and many bodies o the saints that had slept arose.

53 And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many.

54 Now the centurion and they that were with him watchingJesus, having seen the earthquake and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed this was the Son of God.

55 And there were there many women afar off, who had followed JESUS from Galilee, ministering unto him.

56 Among whom was. Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

57 And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of JESUS.

58 He went to Pilate, and asked the body of JESUS. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered.

59 And Joseph taking the body, wrapt it up in a clean linen cloth.

60 And laid it in his own new monument, which he had hewed out in a rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument, and went his way.

61 And there was there Mary Magdalen, and the other Mary sitting over against the sepul-"


62 And the next day, which followed the day of preparation,

e Mark 15. 42. Luke 23. 50. John 21.38.

Ver. 62. The day of preparation The eve of the Sabbath; so called, because on that day they prepared all 55

the chief priests and the Phari- | you: for I know that you seek sees came together to Pilate, JESUS who was crucified,

63 Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again.

64 Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest perhaps his disciples come, and steal him away, and say to the people, he is risen from the dead: and the last error shall be worse than the first.

65 Pilate said to them: You have a guard: go, guard 't as you know.

66 And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting guards.


6 He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.

7 And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen: and behold he will go before you into Galilee: there you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.

8 And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples.

9 And behold JESUS met them, saying, All hail. But they came up, and took hold of his feet, and adored him.

10 Then JESUS said to them Fear not. Go, tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, there

The resurrection of Christ. His com- they shall see me. mission to his disciples.


AND in the end of the Sabbath when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

2 And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven: and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it:

3 And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment

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things necessary; not being allowed so much as to dress their meat on the Babbath-day.

11 Who when they were

departed, behold some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all things that had been done.

12 And they being assembled together with the ancients, taking counsel, gave a great sum of money to the soldiers,

13 Saying: Say you, His dis ciples came by night, and stole him away when we were asleep.

14 And if the governor shal hear of this, we will persuade him, and secure you.

15 So they taking the money, did as they were taught: and this word was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day.

16 And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where JESUS had appointed them.

17 And And seeing him they adored: but some doubted.

18 And JEsus coming spoke to them saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

CHAP. XXVIII. Ver. 18, &c. All power, &c. See here the warrant and commission of the apostles and their successors, the bishops and pastors of Christ's church. He received from his Father all power in heaven and in earth; and in virtue of this power, he sends them (even as his Father sent him, St. John xx. 21) to teach and disciple, uanteve, not one, but all nations, and instruct them in all truths: and that he may assist them effectually in the execution of this commission, he promises to be with them (not for three or four hundred

19 Going therefore teach ye all nations: baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.

a Mark 16. 15.

years only) but all days, even to the consummation of the world. How then could the catholic church ever go astray: having always with her pas tors, as is here promised, Christ him self, who is the way, the truth, and the life. (St. John xiv.)




ST. MARK, the disciple and interpreter of St. Peter (saith St. Jerome), according to what he heard from Peter himself, wrote at Rome a brief Gospel at the request of the brethren, about ten years after our Lord's Ascension, which when Peter had heard, he approved of it, and with his authority published it to the church to be read. Baronius and others say, that the original was written in Latin, but the more general opinion is, that the evangelist wrote it in Greek,

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with camel's hair, and a leathern | into the sea (for they were girdle about his loins: and he fishermen). ate locusts and wild honey.

7 And he preached, saying: There cometh after me one mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and loose.

8I have baptized you with water; but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

9 And it came to pass, in those days JESUS came from Nazareth of Galilee; and was baptized by John in the Jordan.

10 And forthwith coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit as a dove descending, and remaining on him.

11 And there came a voice from heaven: Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.

12 And immediately the Spirit drove him out into the desert.

13 And he was in the desert forty days, and forty nights: and was tempted by satan, and he was with beasts, and the angels ministered to him.

14 And after that John was delivered up, JESUS came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God.

15 And saying: The time is accomplished, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel.

16 & And passing by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother, casting nets

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17 And JESUS said to them: Come after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

18 And immediately leaving their nets, they followed him.

19 And going on from thence a little farther, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who alsó were mending their nets in the ship:

20 And forthwith he called them. And leaving their father Zebedee in the ship with his hired men, they followed him.

21 And they entered into Capharnaum, and forthwith upon the Sabbath-days going into the synagogue, he taught them.

22 And they were astonished at his doctrine. For he was teaching them as one having power, and not as the scribes.

23 And there was in their synagogue, a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,

24 Saying: What have we to do with thee, JESUS of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know who thou art, the Holy

One of God.

25 And JESUs threatened him, saying: Speak no more and ge out of the man.

26 And the unclean spirit tearing him, and crying out with a loud voice, went out of him.

27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: What thing is this? what is this new doctrine? for with power he commandeth even the unclean spirits, and they obey him.

h Matt. 1. 13. Luke 4. 31.-i Matt. 7. 28. Luke 4. 32.-k Luke 4. 33.

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