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CHAP. XXVn. CHAP. XV. CHAP. XXIJI. CHAP. XVHL

20 But the chief n But the chief i8 And they cried 40 Then cried they priests and elders per- priests moved thepeo- out all at once, laying, all again, saying, Not swaded the multitude rle, that he should Away with this man, this man, but Barabthat they should ask rather release Earabbas and release unto us bas.

Barabbas, and destroy to them. Earabbas:

Jesus.

Kf* [& .*9 (Who for a cer

tain sedition made in

the city, and for mur- - ,Now Barabbu der.was cast in prison) wi^a robbcr

21 The governour '2 And Pilate an- 20 Pilate therefore "^* answered and said unto swered, and said again * spake again to them, them, to them,

K5=> Id" * willing to release

Jesus.
Whether of the "ta *?3

twain will ye that I
release to you? They
said, Barabbas.

22 Pilate faith unto them,

What shall I do What will ye then «

then with Jesus, which that I shall do unto is called Christ.' him whom ye call the

king of the Jews? They all fay i? And they cried 21 But they cried, fay unto him, Let him out again, Crucify saying Crucify him, be crucified. him. crucify him.

22 And the gover- 14 Then Pilate said 22 And he said unnour said, Why, what unto them, Why.what to them the third time, evil hath he done? evil hath he done i Why, what evil hath

he done?

D^ rtff* I have found no

. • - cause of death in him: .

having thus left it to the choice of the Multitude, the Sanhedrim instigated them to desire that Jesus might be put to death, and to have Barabbas freed, who was accus'dof Robbery and Murder. But Pilat choosing rather to set Jesus free because of his Innocency, and his Wife's Dream, ask'd them again aloud whom thev chose, Jesus or Barabbas? The Multitude incens'd, and urg'd to it by the Sanhedrim, again replied, Barabbas. Pilat then ask'd them what they would have done with Jesus, who was call'd the Mefiab or King of the Jews. They told him, they were so far from being willing to have him set free, that they desird he might be crucified. Pilat, still endeavoring to soften their Rage, told 'em he had notupori examination found him guilty of any thing that deserv'd death, according . Xxx w

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I will therefore cha-
stise him, and let him
go.
And they cried 23 And they were
out the more exceed- instant with loudvoi-
ingly, Crucify him. ces, requiring that he
might be crucified:
r£j» and the voices of

them, and of the chief
priests prevailed.

CHAP. XIX.

1 -TTHEN Pitae 1. therefore took Jesus, and scourged him.

a And the souldkn platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they pat on him a purple robe,

3. And said, Hail king of the Jews: and they smote him with then- hands.

4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and fakh unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.

5 Then came Jesus fcrth, wearing the

to the Roman Laws \ wherefore, said he, I will chastise him, and dismiss him. But the Jews notwithstanding continued their Clamors to have him crucified.

Pilot however was not, yet prevail'd with to gratify their Request, but commanded Jesus to be scourg'd, hoping bv that Punishment to appease the Maiiee of his Enemies. The Soldiers not only did what they were commanded, but made a Mock of him, putting a Crown or Thorns upon his Head, and a Purple Robe about him. Having thus a while derided him, and saluted him King of the Jerps^ they abus'd htm more outrageously by striking him. After this Pilot came again out of the Judgment-Hall, and commanded Jesus to follow him, telling the Jens he came on purpose to testify to them that he had not found Jesus guilty of any crime, and that if he had offended in anv particular, by being scourg'd he thought he had sufficiently aton'd for it At the same time Jesus also appear'd, having

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CHAP. XIX.

crown of thorns, and die purple robe. And Pilate faith unto them, Behold the man.

6 When the chief priests therefore and officers saw him, they cried out, saying, Crucify him, crucify him. Pilate saitd vnto them, Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him.

7 The Jews answered him, We ha ye a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God.

8 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;

9 And went again into the judgment-hall, and faith unto Jesus, Whence art thou > Luc Jesus gave him no answer.

io Then faith Pilate unto him, Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I hare power to crucify thee, and have power to release thee i

the Crown on? and the Purple Robe, whom Pilot fliow'd to 'em, that be might excite their Compaction by a view of the Punishment and ignominious Usage one of their own Countrymen had suffer'd undeservedly. When the High Priests and their Followers ( who came on purpose to incite the Multitude) beheld him, they again cried out he ought to be crucified. Pilot then bid them take him and crucify him if they would, but as for his part he sew no manner of crime in him. The Jews then told him, that by their Law he ought to be put to death, inasmuch as he made himself the Son of God, or the Meffiih. Which Pilot hearing, who was not ignorant of the many Miracles that Jesus was said to perform, he began the more to be afraid lest he should be fore'd by their Clamors to condemn not only an innocent Person, but one begotten by a God, as many among the Heathens were by them suppos'd to have bin.

Being in the Judgment-Hall, he again interrogated Jesus, that he might know who that Man was, from whence he came, of whom he had heard so many strange Relations, and on whose destruction the Jews were so eagerly bent. But Jesus made him no reply, that he might not seem to shun the Death he was to suffer. Whereupon Pilot said to him, Knowest thou not that I have Power to crucify thee, or set thee free, notwithstanding all the Malice of the Jews against theer Why then answerest thou me nothing? Jesus told him, he could have no such Pow

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CHAP. XIX. » 11 Jesus answered, Thou

couldest have no power at all against me, except it were given thee from above: therefore he that delivered me unto thee hath the greater sin.

12 And from thenceforth Fi: late sought to release him : but

die Jews cried out, saying, If

thou let this man go, thou art

"i not Cefars friend: whosoever

maketh himself a king, speaketh against Cesar.

13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and lat down in the judgment-feat, in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha.

14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he faith unto the Jews, Behold your king.

1$ But they cried out, Away t with him, away with him, crucify

him. Pilate faith unto them, Shall I crucify your king? The

er, but by the Divine permission. But of these things, said he, and many others with which the 'Jews are acquainted, thou art ignorant, they therefore offend more against the Divine Justice than thou dost, tho thou hast greater respect to the Favor of the Jews than to the Laws, since thou hast commanded me to be scourg'd wkm thou thy self hast openly deckr'd innocent.. Pilot reflecting on this Reply of Jesus., greatly defir'd to absolve him \ upon winch the Jews redoubl'd their Cries to have him crucified, saying, If he dismissed him, he was none of Casar's Friend, since whoever set himself up for a King in a Roman Province- without Ctfar's Appointment, was to be accountedan Enemy to Cafar. Pilat was not yet Ib terrified, but that he was still desirous to rescue Jesus. He therefore brought him out to 'em again, and sat down on the Judgment Seat, in a place call'd the Stone Pavevtent, in Hebrew, Gabbatha. (Now this happen'd on a Frtday, the 2$th ot ÆnJ, one of the Paschal Days, which according to the Jewijh Custom are reckon'd from the preceding Evening about three hours after the Sun was risen.) Then laid he to the Jews v Behold your King: The Divine Providence instructing.them what 'they ought to think of him by the Mouth of a Heathen. But they with greater furV demanded to have him crucified. What then, said Pilot, shall I crucify

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We have no king but
Cesar.

24 When Pilate saw *t8 "^ "*** that he could prevail

nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. '• • >l

25 Then answered ■

all the people, and ■ .;

said, His blood be on us, and on our chil

CD* i£j* i* And so Pilate, 24 And Pilate gave

willing to content the sentence that it should
people, be as they required.

26 Then released released Barabbas 2$ And he released

he Barabbas unto them: unto them, «nt0*e!,hi? that

for sedition and murder was cast into priand deli- son, whom they had and when he had scour- vered Jesus, when he desired; but he deli- if Then delivered Fed Tesus he deliver- had scourged him, to vered Jesus tor their he him therefore unro eTmmto'be crucified., be crucified. will. them to be crucified.

27 Then the foul- \6 And the soul- «tS ftS" ATM* «]'f? took Jesus, diers of the gover- diers led him away in- and led him away.

vour King? God by him seeming to upbraid them with their nefarious cruelt.i The Chief Priests replied, they had no King but Cesar.

Pilot perceiving he could noway mitigate their Rage, but that they were more and moreinflam'd, to (how that he gave him up unvvill.ngly, he call d for a Basor, of Water to be brought into Court; and having walh'd his hands before them all, he said unto them, 1 am no way the Author of this innocent Mans ckath: Look veto it Whereupon the whole Multitude cried out, If he be innocent, may the punishments due for the shedding of his Blood light upon us and our Chik

dlKtothen, willing to gratify the Jews, commanded Barabbas who was commisted for Murder and Sedition, to be rdeas'd according to theirdesire > and haviSeadv commanded Jeftu to be scourg'd, he now csehver'd him up to the SolS to be auSTwrK/havinggather'd a whole Cohort, carried *7«TMJjth*

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