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come out as against a thief, with swords and staves, to take me? I sat daily in the temple, teaching, and ye laid not hold on me: 56 but all this is done, that the writings of the prophets may be fulfilled: then all the disciples forsook him, and fled. 57 And they that had laid hold on Jesus led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled : 58 but Peter followed him, at a distance, to the high priest's court; and went in, and sat down with the attendants, to see the end. 59 And the chief priests, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, that they might put him to death; 60 and found none, though many false witnesses came forward. 61 But at last came two, who said, This man said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it within three days: 62 and the high priest arose, and said to him, Answerest thou nothing to that which these testify against thee? but Jesus was silent: 63 and the high priest said to him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us if thou art the Christ, the Son of God:

64 Jesus saith to him, Thou Mark, xiv.62.

hast said: moreover, I now tell you all, Ye will see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven. 65 Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, ye have now heard his blasphemy; what think ye? 66 and they answered and said, He is guilty of death. 67 Then did they spit in his face, and strike him with their fists, and others with the palms of their hands, 68 saying, Tellus, thou Christ, Which is he that struck thee? 69 But Peter was sitting without, in the court: and a maid came to him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus of Galilee: 70 and he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest: 71 and as he went out into the porch, another maid saw him, and said to them that were there, This man also was with Jesus of Nazareth : 72 and he denied again with an oath, saying, I know not the man: 73 and after a little while, they that stood by came to Peter and said, Thou also art surely one of them; for thy speech betrayeth thee: 74 then he began to curse

Acts, i. 18.

and to swear, saying, I know not the man: and immediately the cock crew ; 75 and Peter remembered the word of Jesus, who had said, Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice; and he went out, and wept bitterly.

CHAPTER XXVII.

AND when it was day-break, all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus, to put him to death: 2 and when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pilate the governor. 3 Then Judas, who had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, was smitten with remorse, and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders; 4 saying, I have sinned in betraying innocent blood: and they said, What is it to us? see thou to that: 5 and, casting the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed; and went and hanged himself. 6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful to put them into the Korban, that is, the treasury, because it is the price of blood : 7 and they took counsel, and

bought with them the potter's field, for a burial-place for strangers: 8 wherefore, that field is called Field of blood, to this day: 9 then was fulfilled the word spoken through the prophet, saying, “And I took the thirty “pieces of silver, the price of “ him that was valued, whom “they of the children of Israel “ did value; 10 “ and gave them for the “ potter's field, as the Lord “commanded me.” 11 And Jesus was placed before the governor; and the governor asked him, saying, Art thou the King of the Jews? And Jesus said to him, Thou sayest: 12 but when he was accused by the chief priests and the elders, he answered nothing: 13 then said Pilate to him, Hearest thou not what things they testify against thee? 14 but he answered him not to any thing that was said; so that the governor greatly marvelled. 15 And at that feast, the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whomsoever they would : 16 and they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas : 17 when, therefore, they were gathered together, Pilate said to them, Which will ye that I release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ? 18 for he knew that through malice they had delivered him. 19 And while he sat on the judgment-seat, his wife sent to him, saying, Have nothing to do with that just person; for I have suffered many things this day, in a dream, because of him. 20 But the chief priests and the elders had persuaded the multitude, that they should ask for Barabbas, and destroy Jesus: 21 the governor, therefore, answered and said to them again, Which of the two will ye that I release to you? and they said, Barabbas: 22 Pilate saith to them, What then shall I do with Jesus, who is called Christ? they all say, Let him be crucified : 23 and he said, Why, what evil hath he done? but they cried out the more exceedingly, saying, Let him be crucified. 24 And Pilate, seeing that he could prevail nothing, but rather that a tumult was made, took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am guiltless of this blood; see ye to it: 25 and all the people answered and said, His blood be on us, and on our children' 26 Then he released to them Barabbas : and when he had

scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the hall called Pretorium, and gathered to him the whole band : 28 and they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe: 29 and they platted a crown of thorns, and put it round his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bent the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, king of the Jews! 30 and they spat on him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head : 31 and after they had mocked him, they took off from him the robe, and put on him his own raiment, and led him forth to crucify him. 32 And as they went out, they found a man of Cyrene, by name Simon: him they impressed to carry his cross. 33 And when they were come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say, a place of a Skull, 34 they gave him to drink, vinegar mixed with gall; and when he had tasted it, he would not drink it. 35 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them, casting lots for them: 36 and they sat down, and watched him there. 37 And they set up over his head his accusation 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 reviled him, wagging their heads, 40 and saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it within three days, save thyself: if thou art the Son of God, come down from the CrOSS. 41 In like manner, also, the chief priests, with the scribes and elders, mocking him, said, 42 He saved others; himself he cannot save : if he is the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in him : 43 he trusted in God; if he will, let him now deliver him : for he said, I am the Son of God: 44 the thieves also, that were crucified with him, reviled him with the same. 45 And, at the sixth hour, darkness came over all the land until the ninth hour: 46 and about the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, “Elo-i, Elo-i, la-ma “sabachtha-nis?” that is, “My “God, my God, why hast thou “forsaken me?” 47 and some of them that stood there, when they heard

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P. xxii. 1.
Heb. ii. 9.

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with a loud voice, expired. 51 And, lo! the veil of the sanctuary was rent in two, from the top to the bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent, and the tombs were opened : 52 and many bodies of the Saints that slept, arose; and, coming out of the tombs, after his resurrection, went into the holy city, and were manifested to many. 53 And when the centurion, and those with him that were keeping watch over Jesus, saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, they were greatly terrified; saying, Truly this was the Son of God | 54 And many women that had followed Jesus from Galilee, to minister to him, were there, beholding afar off; 55 among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses,

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and the mother of Zebedee's children. 56 And when it was evening, arich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself also had become a disciple of Jesus, came ; 57 and going to Pilate, he begged the body of Jesus: then Pilate ordered it to be delivered to him. 58 And when Joseph had received the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth ; 59 and laid it in the new sepulchre there, which had been hewn out in the rock; and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed: 60 and Mary the Magdalene, and the other Mary, were sitting over against the sepulchre. 61 And on the next morning, (which followed the preparation,) the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate; 62 saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again: 63 command, therefore, that the sepulchre be made secure until the third day, lest his disciples come and steal him away, and tell the people, He is risen from the dead; so the last deceit will be worse than the first.

64 Pilate said to them, Ye have a guard : go, secure it as ye judge best:

65 and they went and secured the sepulchre, sealing the stone, and setting a guard.

CHAPTER XXVIII.

ND after the sabbath, when it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Mary the Magdalene and the other Mary went to see the sepulchre: 2 and, lo, there had been a great earthquake; for the angel of the Lord had descended from heaven, and had come and rolled away the stone, and was sitting upon it: 3 his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 and through fear of him the keepers trembled, and became as dead. 5 And the angel answered and said to the women, Fear not ye; for I know that ye seek Jesus, who was crucified: 6 he is not here, for he is risen, as he told you; come, see the place where he lay: 7 and go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead : and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee;

ye will see him there: lo, he c. xxvi. 33.

told you so. 8 And, departing quickly from the sepulchre, with fear and

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