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He is brought before Pilate,

who is willing to release him. I have spoken evil, bear witness 33 Then Pilate entered into of the, evil : but if well, why the judgement-hall again, and smitest thou me?

called Jesus, and said unto him, 24 Now Annas had sent him Art thou the King of the Jews? bound unto Caiaphas the high 34 Jesus answered him, Saypriest.

est thou this thing of thyself, or 25 And Simon Peter stood did others tell it thee of me? and warmed himself. They said 35 Pilate answered, Am I therefore unto him, Art not a Jew? Thine own nation and thou also one of his disciples ? the chief priests have delivered He denied it, and said, I am thee unto me: What hast thou

done? 26 One of the servants of the 36 Jesus answered, My kinghigh priest, being his kinsman dom is not of this world: If my whose ear Peter cut off, saith, kingdom were of this world, Did not I see thee in the garden then would my servants fight, with him?

that I should not be delivered to 27 Peter then denied again: the Jews : but now is my kingand immediately the cock crew. dom not from hence.

28 Then led they Jesus 37 Pilate therefore said unto from Caiaphas unto the hall of him, Art thou a king then ? judgement: and it was early: Jesus answered, Thou sayest and they themselves went not that I am a king. To this end into the judgement-hall, lest was I born, and for this cause they should be defiled, but that came I into the world, that I they might eat the passover.

should bear witness unto the 29 Pilate then went out unto truth. Every one that is of the them, and said, What accusa- truth heareth my voice. tion bring ye against this man? 38 Pilate saith unto him,

30 They answered and said | What is truth? And when he unto him, If he were not a male- had said this, he went out again factor, we would not have de- unto the Jews, and saith unto livered him up unto thee. them, I find in him no fault

31 Then said Pilate unto at all. them, Take ye him, and judge 39 But ye have a custom, him according to your law. The that I should release unto you Jews therefore said unto him, It one at the passover: will ye is not lawful for us to put any therefore that I release unto you man to death :

the King of the Jews ? 32 That the saying of Jesus 40 Then cried they all again, might be fulfilled, which he saying, Not this man, but spake, signifying what death he Barabbas. Now Barabbas was should die.

a robber.


Christ scourged by Pilate,

and led to crucifixion: CHAP. XIX.

11 Jesus answered, Thou Christ arraigned and crucified. couldest have no power at all THEN Pilate therefore took against me, except it were given TH

Jesus, and scourged him. thee from above: therefore he 2 And the soldiers platted that delivered me unto thee hath a crown of thorns, and put it on the greater sin. his head, and they put on him 12 And from thenceforth Pia purple robe,

late sought to release him : but 3 And said, Hail, King of the Jews cried out, saying, If the Jews! and they smote him thou let this man go, thou art with their hands.

not Cesar's friend : whosoever 4 Pilate therefore went forth maketh himself a king speaketh again, and saith unto them, Be- against Cesar. hold, I bring him forth to you, 13 When Pilate therefore that ye may know that I find heard that saying, he brought no fault in him.

Jesus forth, and sat down in the 5 Then came Jesus forth, judgement-seat, in a place that wearing the crown of thorns, and is called The Pavement, but in the purple robe. And Pilate the Hebrew, Gabbatha. saith unto them, Behold the 14 And it was the preparation man!

of the passover, and about the 6 When thechief priests there- sixth hour: and he saith unto fore and officers saw him, they the Jews, Behold your King ! cried out, saying, Crucify him, 15 But they cried out, Away crucify him. Pilate saith unto with him, away with him ; cruthem, Take ye him and crucify cify him! Pilate saith unto him ; for I find no fault in him. them, Shall I crucify your King?

7 The Jews answered him, The chief priests answered, We We have a law, and by our law have no king but Cesar. he ought to die

, because he 16 Then delivered he him made himself the Son of God. therefore unto them to be cru

8 When Pilate therefore heard cified. And they took Jesus and that saying, he was the more led him away. afraid ;

. 17 And he, bearing his cross, 9 And went again into the went forth into a place, called judgement-hall, and saith unto The place of a scull, which is Jesus, Whence art thou? But called in the Hebrew, Golgotha ; Jesus gave him

18 Where they crucified him, 10 Then saith Pilate unto and two other with him, on him, Speakest thou not unto me? either side one, and Jesus in the knowest thou not that I have midst. power to crucify thee, and have 19 And Pilate wrote a title, power to release thee?

and put it on the crops. And

no answer.


Lots cast for his vesture :

His death upon the cross. the writing was, JESUS OF from that hour that disciple took NAZARETH THE KING her unto his own home. OF THE JEWS.

28 After this, Jesus knowing 20 This title then read many that all things were now accomof the Jews: for the place where plished, that the scripture might Jesus was crucified was nigh to be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. the city: and it was written 29 Now there was set a vesin Hebrew, and Greek, and sel full of vinegar: and they Latin.

filled a spunge with vinegar, and 21 Then said the chief priests put it upon hyssop, and put it to of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, his mouth. The King of the Jews; but that 30 When Jesus therefore had he said, I am King of the Jews. received the vinegar, he said, It

22 Pilate answered, What I is finished : and he bowed his have written, I have written. head, and gave up the ghost.

23 Then the soldiers, when 31 The Jews therefore, bethey had crucified Jesus, took cause it was the Preparation, his garments, and made four that the bodies should not reparts, to every soldier a part; main upon the cross on the and also his coat: now the coat sabbath-day, (for that sabbathwas without seam, woven from day was an high day,) besought the top throughout:

Pilate that their legs might be 24 They said therefore among broken, and that they might be themselves, Let us not rend it, taken away. but cast lots for it, whose it shall 32 Then came the soldiers, be: that the scripture might be and brake the legs of the first, fulfilled, which saith, They part- and of the other which was ed my raiment among them, crucified with him. and for my vesture they did cast 33 But when they came to lots. These things therefore the Jesus, and saw that he was dead soldiers did.

already, they brake not his legs : 25 Now there stood by the 34 But one of the soldiers cross of Jesus his mother, and with a spear pierced his side, his mother's sister, Mary the and forthwith came thereout wife of Cleopas, and Mary blood and water. Magdalene.

35 And he that saw it bare 26 When Jesus therefore saw record, and his record is true; his mother, and the disciple and he knoweth that he saith standing by whom he loved, he true, that ye might believe. saith unto his mother, Woman, 36 For these things were behold thy son!

done, that the scripture should 27 Then saith he to the dis-be fulfilled, A bone of him shall ciple, Behold thy mother! And not be broken.


Christ buried by Joseph :

His resurrection. 37 And again, another scrip- out of the sepulchre, and we ture saith, They shall look on know not where they have laid him whom they pierced.

him. 38 | And after this, Joseph

3 Peter therefore went forth, of Arimathea, (being a disciple and that other disciple, and of Jesus, but secretly for fear of came to the sepulchre. the Jews) besought Pilate that 4 So they ran both together: he might take away the body and the other disciple did outof Jesus : and Pilate gave him run Peter, and came first to the leave. He came therefore, and sepulchre, took the body of Jesus.

5 And he, stooping down, 39 And there came also Ni- and looking in, saw the linen codemus, (which at the first clothes lying; yet went he came to Jesus by night,) and not in. brought a mixture of myrrh and 6 Then cometh Simon Peter aloes, about an hundred pound following him, and went into weight.

the sepulchre, and seeth the 40 Then took they the body linen clothes lie; of Jesus, and wound it in linen 7 And the napkin that was clothes with the spices, as the about his head, not lying with manner of the Jews is to bury. the linen clothes, but wrapped

41 Now in' the place where together in a place by itself. he was crucified there was a gar- 8 Then went in also that den; and in the garden a new other disciple which came first sepulchre, wherein was to the sepulchre, and he saw and man yet laid.

believed. 42 There laid they Jesus 9 For as yet they knew not therefore, because of the Jews' | the scripture, that he must rise preparation-day ; for the sepul- again from the dead. chre was nigh at hand.

10 Then the disciples went CHAP. XX.

away again unto their own Christ's resurrection.

home: THE first day of the week 11 But Mary stood without

cometh Mary Magdalene at the sepulchre weeping: and early, when it was yet dark, as she wept, she stooped down unto the sepulchre, and seeth and looked into the sepulchre, the stone taken away from the 12 And seeth two angels in sepulchre.

white, sitting, the one at the 2 Then she runnėth, and head, and the other at the feet, cometh to Simon Peter, and to where the body of Jesus had the other disciple whom Jesus lain. loved, and saith unto them, 13 And they say unto her, They have taken away the Lord | Woman, why weepest thou ?




him away.

He appeareth to Mary.

Thomas's incredulily. She saith unto them, Because the disciples glad when they saw they have taken away my Lord, the Lord. and I know not where they have 21 Then said Jesus to them laid him.

again, Peace be unto you: as 14 And when she had thus my Father hath sent me, even said, she turned herself back, so send I you. and saw Jesus standing, and 22 And when he had said knew not that it was Jesus. this, he breathed on them, and 15 Jesus saith unto her, Wo- saith unto them, Receive


the man, why weepest thou? whom Holy Ghost. seekest thou ? She, supposing 23 Whose soever sins

ye him to be the gardener, saith remit, they are remitted unto unto him, Sir, if thou have borne them; and whose soever sins him hence, tell me where thou ye retain, they are retained. hast laid him, and I will take 24 | But Thomas, one of

the twelve, called Didymus, 16 Jesus saith unto her, was not with them when Jesus Mary. She turned herself, and came. saith unto him, Rabboni; which - 25 The other disciples thereis to say, Master.

fore said unto him, We have 17 Jesus saith unto her, seen the Lord. But he said Touch me not; for I am not unto them, Except I shall see in yet ascended to my Father : but his hands the print of the nails, go to my brethren, and say unto and put my finger into the print them, I ascend unto my Father of the nails, and thrust my hand and your Father, and to my into his side, I will not believe. God and your God.

26 And after eight days 18 Mary Magdalene came again his disciples were within, and told the disciples that she and Thomas with them. Then had seen the Lord, and that he came Jesus, the doors being had spoken these - things unto shut, and stood in the midst, and her.

said, Peace be unto you. 19 T Then the same day at 27 Then saith he to Thomas, evening, being the first day of Reach hither thy finger, and the week, when the doors were behold my hands; and reach shut where the disciples were hither thy hand, and thrust it assembled for fear of the Jews, into my side: and be not faithcame Jesus, and stood in the less, but believing. midst, and saith unto them, 28 And Thomas answered Peace be unto you:

and said unto him, My Lord 20 And when he had so and my God. said, he shewed unto them his 29 Jesus saith unto him, Thohands and his side. Then were mas, because thou hast seen me,

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