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were warming themselves : and Peter was also with them, standing and warming himself. The high priest 19 then asked Jesus about his disciples, and about his teaching. Jesus answered him, I have spoken openly 20 to the world; I always taught in a synagogue and in the temple, where all the Jews assemble; and in secret I spake nothing. Why askest thou me? ask them 21 who have heard what I spake unto them : behold, these know what things I said. And when he said this, 22 one of the officers standing by struck Jesus with the palm of his hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so? Jesus answered him, If I spake evil, bear witness of the 23 evil : but if well, why beatest thou me? Annas then 24 sent him bound unto Kaiaphas the high priest. And 25 Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said therefore unto him, Art thou also one of his disciples? He denied and said, I am not. One of the 26 servants of the high priest, being a kinsman of him whose ear Peter cut off, says, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? Then Peter denied again; and immediately a 27 cock crew.

Then they lead Jesus from Kaiaphas into the palace; 28 and it was early ; and they themselves entered not into the palace, that they might not be defiled but might eat the passover. Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What 29 accusation bring ye against this man? They answered and 30 said unto him, If he had not been an evil-doer, we would not have delivered him up unto thee.

Pilate then said 31 unto them, Take him yourselves, and judge him according to your law. The Jews then said unto him, It is not lawful for us to kill any one. That the saying of Jesus might 32 be fulfilled, which he spake, signifying by what manner of death he was about to die. Pilate then entered 33 into the palace again, and called Jesus and said unto him, Art thou the king of the Jews ? Jesus answered, Sayest 34 thou this thing from thyself, or did others tell thee of me? Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the 35 chief priests delivered thee up unto me; what didst thou ?

36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world. If my

kingdom were of this world, my attendants would have

fought, that I should not be delivered up to the Jews : but 37 now is my kingdom not thence. Pilate then said unto

him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest it, for I am a king. To this end have I been born, and to this end have I come into the world, that I may bear

witness unto the truth ; every one that is of the truth 38 hears my voice. Pilate says unto him, What is truth?

And when he said this, he went out again unto the Jews, 39 and said unto them, I find in him no fault. But ye have

a custom, that I should release unto you one at the pass

over: do ye wish therefore that I release unto you the king 40 of the Jews? Then they cried again, saying, Not this one,

but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber. CH. XIX. So then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him. And

2 the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his 3 head, and they clothed him with a purple garment, and they

kept coming to him and saying, Hail, King of the Jews ! 4 and they struck him with the palms of their hands. Pilate

went out again and said unto them, Behold, I lead him 5 out to you, that ye may know that I find no fault. Jesus

therefore came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the

purple garment. And he says unto them, Behold the 6 man! When therefore the chief priests and the officers

saw him, they cried out, Crucify, crucify. Pilate says

unto them, Take him yourselves, and crucify; for I find no 7 fault in him. The Jews answered, We have a law, and

according to the law he ought to die, because he made 8 himself Son of God. When Pilate therefore heard this 9 saying, he was the more afraid, and entered into the

palace again, and said unto Jesus, Whence art thou ? 10 but Jesus gave him no answer. Pilate says unto him,

Speakest thou not unto me? knowest thou not that I

have authority to release thee, and have authority to 11 crucify thee? Jesus answered, Thou wouldest have had no

authority against me, except it had been given thee from above: for this cause he that delivered me up unto thee has greater sin. Upon this Pilate was seeking to release 12 him: but the Jews kept crying, saying, If thou wilt release this man, thou art not Caesar's friend; every one that makes himself a king speaks against Caesar. When Pilate then 13 heard these words, he led Jesus out, and sat on the judgment seat in a place that is called Pavement, but in Hebrew, Gabbatha. Now it was the preparation of the 14 passover; it was about the sixth hour. And he says unto the Jews, Behold your King! They cried out therefore, 15 Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate says unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We have no king but Caesar. So then he 16 delivered him up unto them to be crucified.

Now they took Jesus with them; and he bearing his 17 own cross went forth into the place called the place of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha, where they crucified 18 him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst. And Pilate also wrote a title, and put it on 19 the cross; and the writing was, JESUS THE NAZARENE THE KING OF THE JEWS. This title then read many of 20 the Jews, because the place of the city where Jesus was crucified was nigh ; and the writing was in Hebrew, Latin, Greek. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, 21 Write not, The King of the Jews, but that he said, I am King of the Jews. Pilate answered, What I have written, 22 I have written.

Then the soldiers, when they crucified Jesus, took his 23 garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and his coat. Now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. Then they said among themselves, 24 Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be. That the scripture might be fulfilled, They divided my garments among them, and upon my vesture they cast lots. These things then the soldiers did. Now there stood by the 25 cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary the Magdalene. Then 26 Jesus seeing his mother, and the disciple standing by whom he loved, says unto his mother, Woman, behold thy


27 son! Then says he to the disciple, Behold thy mother !

And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own 28 home. After this, Jesus knowing that all things are now

finished, that the scripture might be completed, says, I 29 thirst. A vessel was set full of vinegar : therefore they

put a sponge filled with vinegar, upon hyssop, and raised 30 it to his mouth. So when he took the vinegar, he said, It

is finished; and he bowed the head and delivered up his spirit.

The Jews then, because it was preparation, that the bodies might not remain upon the cross on the sabbath, (for that sabbath day was a great day,) asked

Pilate that their legs might be broken, and they be taken 32 away. So the soldiers came and brake the legs of the 33 first, and of the other who was crucified with him ; but

when they came to Jesus, as soon as they saw that he was 34 dead already, they brake not his legs; but one of the

soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and straightway 35 there came out blood and water. And he that has seen

has borne witness, and his witness is true: and that one

knows that he says what is true, that ye also may believe. 36 For these things came to pass that the scripture might be 37 fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. And again

another scripture says, They shall look on him whom they pierced

And after these things Joseph from Arimathea, being a disciple of Jesus, but a secret one for fear of the Jews, asked Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus:

and Pilate permitted. They came therefore and took 39 him away. And there came Nicodemus also, who at the

first came to him by night, bringing a mixture of myrrh 40 and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. So they took

the body of Jesus, and bound it in linen cloths with 41 the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. Now

in the place where he was crucified there was a garden,

and in the garden a new tomb, wherein none was ever 42 yet laid; there therefore on account of the Jews' pre

paration they laid Jesus; for the tomb was at hand.


So 10

Now on the first day of the week Mary the Magdalene ch. comes early, while it was yet dark, unto the tomb, and xx. sees the stone taken away out of the tomb.

She runs 2 therefore, and comes to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and says unto them, They took away the Lord out of the tomb, and we know not where they laid him.

Peter therefore went forth, 3 and the other disciple, and came to the tomb. And the 4 two were running together: and the other disciple outran Peter and came first to the tomb, and stooping down sees 5 the linen cloths lying; yet went he not in.

Then comes 6 Simon Peter following him, and went into the tomb, and beholds the linen cloths lying, and the napkin that 7 was upon his head, not lying with the linen cloths, but wrapped in one place by itself. So then went in the 8 other disciple also, who came first to the tomb, and he saw and believed; for even yet they did not know the 9 scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. the disciples went away again unto their own home. But 11 Mary was standing without at the tomb weeping. So as she was weeping, she stooped down into the tomb, and beheld 12 two angels in white sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus lay. They say unto her, 13 Woman, why weepest thou ? She says unto them, Because they took away my Lord, and I know not where they laid him. Having said this, she turned herself back, and 14 beheld Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus says unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seek- 15 est thou? She, supposing that it was the gardener, says unto him, Sir, if thou didst bear him hence, tell me where thou laidest him, and I will take him away. Jesus says unto her, 16 Mary. She turned herself and says unto him in Hebrew, Rabbuni; which is to say, Teacher. Jesus says unto her, 17 Touch me not; for I have not yet ascended to the Father : but go to my brethren and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father and your Father, and my God and your God. Mary the Magdalene comes bringing word to the disciples, 18 I have seen the Lord, and he spake these things unto her.

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