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having consulted with the elders and scribes, even the whole council, bound Jesus, and brought him away, and delivered him to Pilate: 2 and Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? and he answered and said to him, Thou sayest. 3 And the chief priests accused him of many things: 4 and Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? behold how manythings they testify against thee: 5 but Jesus still answered nothing; so that Pilate marvelled. 6 And at that feast he released to them one prisoner, whichever they asked: 7 and one, named Barabbas, had been imprisoned with the insurgents that had committed murder in the insurrection: 8 and the multitude went up, and began to ask him to do as he had always done to them: 9 and Pilate answered them, saying, Will ye that I release to you the King of the Jews? 10 for he knew that they had delivered him through malice: 11 but the chief priests moved the people, that he should rather release to them Barabbas. 12 And Pilate again answered, and said to them, What then, say ye, shall I do with the King of the Jews?

13 and they again cried out, Crucify him 14 and Pilate said to them, Why, what evil hath he done? but they cried out the more vehemently, Crucify him! 15 and Pilate, willing to satisfy the people, released to them Barabbas ; and after he had scourged Jesus, delivered him to be crucified. 16 And the soldiers led him away, into the hall which is called Pretorium ; and they call together the whole band : 17 and they clothed him with purple, and platted a crown of thorns, and put it round his head; 18 and began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews! 19 and they struck him on the head with a reed, and spat on him; and bending their knees, made obeisance to him : - 20 and when they had mocked him, they took off from him the purple, and put on him his own clothes, and led him out to crucify him. 21 And they impress one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, (the father of Alexander and Rufus,) to bear his cross: 22 and they bring him to the place called Golgotha, which, being interpreted, is, The place of a Skull. 23 And they gave him wine mingled with myrrh; but he received it not. 24 And when they had crucified him, they divided his garments among them, casting lots for them, what each should take. 25 And it was the third hour when they crucified him: 26 and the inscription of his accusation was written, THE KING OF THE JEws: 27 and with him they crucify two thieves; one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 28 And they that passed by railed at him, wagging their heads, and saying, 29 Ah, thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days; save thyself, and come down from the cross. 30 Likewise also the chief priests, with the scribes, mocking him among themselves, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save : 31 let the Christ, the King of Israel, come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe: they, also, that were crucified with him, reviled him. 32 And when it was the sixth hour, darkness came over the

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whole land, until the ninth

hour: 33 and at the ninth hour,

Jesus cried out with a loud

voice, Elo-i, Elo-i, la-ma sa

bachtha-nis? which, being interpreted, is, “My God, my “God, why hast thou for“ saken me?” 34 and some of them that stood by, when they heard him, said, Behold, he calleth Elijah; 35 and as one ran and filled a sponge with vinegar and put it on a reed, and gave it him to drink, they say, Let him alone; let us see if Elijah will come and take him down: 36 and Jesus, crying out again with a loud voice, expired: 37 and the veil of the sanctuary was rent in two, from the top to the bottom. 38 And when the centurion that stood by, over against him, saw that he so expired, he said, Truly this man was the Son of God | 39 And certain women also were looking on from a distance; among whom was Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome; 40 who, when he was in Galilee, followed him and ministered to him; and many other women, who had come up with him to Jerusalem. 41 And as it was now evening, because it was the preparation day, (that is, the day before the sabbath,) 42 Joseph of Arimathea, an honourable counsellor, who also himself waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly to Pilate, and asked the body of Jesus: 43 and Pilate wondered that he was already dead; and calling to him the centurion, asked him, if he was already dead? 44 and when he knew it from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph : 45 and he bought linen, and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which had been hewn out of a rock; and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre: 46 and Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses, saw where he was laid.


ND when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought sweet spices, that they might go and anoint him : 2 and on the first day of the

week, long before the rising of the sun, they went to the sepulchre; 3 and they said among themselves, Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the sepulchre 2 4 but looking up, they saw that the stone was rolled away: (for it was very great:) 5 And going into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right hand, clothed in a white robe, and they were affrighted: 6 and he saith to them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified : he is risen ; he is not here: behold the place where they had laid him: 7 but go, tell his disciples, and Peter, that he goeth before you into Galilee: ye will see him there, as he told you. 8 And they came out, and fled from the sepulchre, for tremor and amazement had seized them; and they said nothing

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CHAPTER I. For Asmuch as many

have undertaken to draw up an account of the things which are fully confirmed amongst us; 2 according as they, who from Acts, i. 21, 22 the beginning were eye-witHeb. ii. 3. - i’sohn, is 1-3. nesses of them, and ministers of the Word, delivered them to us; 3 it seemed good to me, also, who have traced them all accurately from the first, to write them to thee in order, most acts, i. 1. excellent Theophilus; 4 that thou mayest know the certainty of the things in which thou hast been instructed.

5 In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a certain priest named Zachariah, of the weekly course of Abijah : his wife also was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth :

6 and they were both just in the sight of God, walking in all the commandments and

ordinances of the Lord blameless: 7 and they had no child, for Elisabeth was barren; and both were advanced in their days. 8 And it came to pass, in executing the priest's service before God, in the order of his weekly course, 9 that it fell to his lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go in to the temple of the Lord, and to burn the incense: 10 and the whole multitude of the people were praying without, at the time of the incense. 11 And an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right hand of the altar of incense: 12 and when Zachariah saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him: 13 but the angel said to him, Fear not, Zachariah : for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a H

son, and thou shalt call his name JoHN : 14 and thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many will rejoice at his birth: 15 for he will be great in the sight of the Lord : he shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother's womb : 16 and he will turn many of the children of Israel to the Lord their God; 17 and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn all hearts, from fathers even to children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just; that he may make ready a people prepared for the Lord. 18 And Zachariah said to the angel, By what shall I know this 2 for I am an old man, and my wife advanced in her days: 19 and the angel answered and said to him, I am Gabriel, who stand in the presence of God; and I am sent to speak to thee, and to tell thee these good tidings: 20 and, behold, thou shalt be mute and unable to speak, until the day that these things shall come to pass; because thou believedst not my words, which will be fulfilled in their season. 21 And the people were wait

ing for Zachariah, and wondered that he staid so long in the temple. 22 And when he came out, he was not able to speak to them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple, for he made signs to them, and remained speechless. 23 And it came to pass, as soon as the days of his ministry were accomplished, that he departed to his own house. 24 And after those days, his wife Elisabeth conceived ; and she concealed herself five months, saying, 25 Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days in which he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men. 26 And in her sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to the city of Galilee, whose name is Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David ; and the virgin's name was Mary: 28 and, going in to her, he said, Hail! thou highly favoured, the Lord is with thee! 29 and she was terrified at his word, and questioned in her mind what kind of salutation this might be : 30 and the angel said to her, Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found favour with God: 31 and, behold, thou shalt

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