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30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave

31 up the ghost. The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath-day, (for that sabbathday was an high-day) (r), besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken

32 away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with

33 him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that

34 he was dead already, they brake not his legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and

35 forthwith came thereout blood and water (a). And he that saw it, bare record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture

36 should be fulfilled (iu), A bone of him shall not be

37 broken. And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

38 And after this, Joseph of Arimathea (being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for sear of the Jews) be

. sought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus (x): and Pilate gave gave him leave: He came

39 therefore and took the body of Jesus. And there came also Nicodemus (which at the first came to Jesus by night) and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes,

40 about an hundred pound weight. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes, with

41) Upon a reed, with a bunch of hyssop at top.

(t) An high day, because in the pauovcr week.

(i») The spear having pierced the watery liquor that surrounds the Iieart. Thus the new covenant was ratified like the old, both with water and blood. Heb. ix. 19.

sw) This /hews Jesus to have been the true paschal lamb, of which not a bone was to be broken. Nam. ix. is. See Matt. xxi. 4.

(x) Criminals executed for treason, were notaUowed the rites of kcnal.

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the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury(y). 41 Now in the place where he was crucified, there was

a garden, and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein 42 was never man yet laid (x). There laid they Jesus

therefore (aa), because of the Jews preparation-^',

for the sepulchre was nigh at hand-
ed H A P. XX.

I 'THE first day of the week cometh Mary Magda.*. lene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre (a), and seeth the stone taken away from the se

2. pulchre. Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Feter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they

3 have laid him. Peter therefore went forth, and that

4 other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did out-run

5 Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying;

<6 yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth

y the linen clothes lie; And the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped

6 together in a place by itself (b). Then went in also that other disciple which came first to the sepulchre,

(y) This is theceremony our Lord alludes to, Mall. xxvi. 14.

(z) Thus was fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah in both its parts. He suffered with malefactors, and was buried after the manner of the great and wealthy. Isaiah liii. 9. Sec note on Matt. xxi. 4.

(as) That the body might not remain unboned at sunset: See Mark xv. 43. more especially when se high a sestival was coming on.

(a) The women came to the sepulchre about sunrise, but set out much earlier. Matt, xxviii. 1.

(b) Folded up in an orderly manner; a circumstance not likely to riave happened, had the body been stolen away, as the soldiers were iribed to report. Matt, xxviii. 13.

9 and he saw, and believed (c). For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the

10 dead (d). 1'hen the disciples went away again unto their own home (e).

n But Mary stood without at the sepulchre, weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down and looked

12 into the sepulchre: And seeth two angels in white, sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the seet,

13 where the body of Jesus had lain: And they say unto her, Woman, Why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and

14 I know not where they have laid him. And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw

15 Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekestthou ? she supposing him to be the gardener (/"), saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him

16 away. Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni, which is ito say,

17 Master. Jesus satfh unto her, Touch me not: for I am not yet ascended to my Father (g): but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God.

(r) Believed that the bodv w as taken away out of the sepulchre, as Mary Magdalene had said, Verse 2. of which until then they doubted.

(d) As to his resurrection, they had no expectation of it, though foretold in the scriptures. Psalm xvl. 20. See^ctiii.31.

(e) The two disciples, Peter and John.

ff \ The garden-keeper. From the manner of her addressing him, it is plain that our holy religion doth not forbid us to use anyusual terms of civility and respect. See Matt, xxiii. 8. Note. jiffs xxiv. 3.

1 ig) She and the other women who were with her, endeavoured to hold Jesus by the seet {Matt, xxviii. 9.) probatdy searing lest they should lose him again. But he comforts them by telling them, that he should'not leave the world very soon, but would give them several opportunities of seeing him before his ascension into Heaven.

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18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples, that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut, where the disciples were assembled tor sear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst (h), and saith unto them,

20 Peace be unto you. And when he had lo said, he shewed unto them bis hands and his side (<). Then

21 were the disciples glad when they sawthe Lord. Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be. unto you: as my

22 Father hath sent me, even so send I you. And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto

23 them, Receive ye the holy Ghost. Whose-soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever fins ye retain, they are retained.

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus,

25 was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We haye seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my singer into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe (k).

26 And after eight days (/), again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and

27 said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy singer, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side;

(//) Tlje doors opening miraculously to admit him, as the iron gate- did for St. Peter. AEU xii. 10. (i) See Lukf xxiv. ajj 40. Note.

{k) I will not believe that it is Jesus that you have seen. You must have been mistaken.

(/) That is, on the first day of the following week; being eight days inclusively from his resurrection; and as all the apostles were then assembled together, it is not improbable that they had then resolved to dedicate that day, which was afterwards called the Lord's day, for the purposes of publick worship.

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28 and be not saithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my

29 God (m). Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they

30 that have not seen, and yet have believed (n). And many other signs (0) truly did Jesus in the presence of

31 his disciples which are not written in this book. But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye might have lise through his name.

CHAP. XXI.

1 A FTER these things Jesus shewed himself again

to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on

2 this wise shewed he himself. There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sans of Zebedee,

3 and two other of his disciples. Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing (a). They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered :into a ship immediately; and that night they caught

4 nothing. But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not

5 that it was Jesus. Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat (A)? They answered him,

6 No. And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall sind. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for

1 the multitude of fishes. Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved, saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now

(m) Observe ithat our Lord doth not reprove his disciples for giving him the title of God.

(«) Blessed are they who are convinced on competent evidence, without requiring more. See Mutt. xi. 6.

(0) Many other miracles.

(a) I am going a filhing. We will go with you. (t) Any thing to eat.

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