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prayer, he came to his disciples, and found them asleep from grief; 46 and he said to them, “Why sleep ye? rise and pray, that ye enter not into temptation.” 47 AND while he was yet speaking, behold a multitude; and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near to Jesus, to kiss him. 48 And Jesus said to him, “Judas, deliverest thou up the Son of man with a kiss?” 49 And when those that were about Jesus saw what would follow, they said to him, “Master, shall we smite with the sword ** 50 And one of them smote the servant of the high-priest, and cut off his right ear. 51 But Jesus speaking, said, “Let this suffice.” And touching his ear, he healed him. 52 Then Jesus said to the chief-priests, and officers of the temple, and the elders, who came to him, “Are ye come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs : 53 When I was daily with you in the temple, ye did not stretch forth vour hands against me: but this is your hour, and the power of darkness.” 54 THEN they took him, and led him away, and brought [him] into the high-priest’s house. And Peter followed at a distance. 55 And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were sitting down together, Peter sat down among them. 56 And a certain maid
servant saw him, as he sat by the fire, and earnestly looking upon him, said, “This man also was with him.” 57 But he denied [him], saying, “Woman, I know him not.” 58 And after a short time another seeing him, said, “ Thou also art one of them.” And Peter said, “Man, I am not.” 59 And about the space of one hour after, another strongly affirmed, saying, “In truth this man also was with him : for he is a Galilean.” 60 And Peter said, “ Man, I know nothing of what thou sayest.” And forthwith, while he was yet speaking, the cock crew.” 61 And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter called to remembrance the word of the Lord, that he had said to him, “Before the cock crow, thou wilt deny me thrice.” 62 And he went out, and wept bitterly. 63 AND the men that held Jesus derided him, and smote him. 64 And having blindfolded him, they smote him on the face, and asked him, saying, “Prophesy, Who is he that struck thee o’’ 65 And many other things they blasphemously spake against him. 66 AND as soon as it was day, the elders of the people, and the chief priests and the scribes assembled, and brought him into their council; 67 saying, “If thou be the Christ, tell us.” And he said to them, “If I tell you, ye will not believe: 68 and if I also ask you, ye will not Hereafter the Son of man will sit on the right hand of the power of God.” 70 And they all said, “Art thou then the Son of God?” And he said to them, “Ye say truly; for I am.” 71 Then they said, “What further need have we of testimony for We ourselves have heard from his own mouth.” CH. XXIII. 1 AND the whole multitude of them rising up, they conducted him to Pilate. 2. And they began to accuse him, saying, “We found this man perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Cesar, saying, that he himself is Christ, a king.” 3 And Pilate asked him, saying, “ Art thou the king of the Jews?” And he answering him, said, “Thou sayest truly.” 4 Then Pilate said to the chief-priests and to the multitudes, “I find nothing faulty in this man.” 5 But they were the more violent, saying, “He stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, having began from Galilee, to this place.” 6 Now when Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean. 7 And ascertaining that he belonged to Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was in Jerusalem at that time. 8 And Herod seeing Jesus, he was very glad : for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard [many things] of him; and he hoped to see some miracle done by him. 9 Then
* i. e. the trumpet sounded.
answer me; nor release me. 69 she questioned him in many
words; but he answered him nothing. 10 And the chiefpriests and the scribes stood and clamorously accused him. 11 And Herod with his soldiers, despised and derided him, and having arrayed him in gorgeous apparel, sent him again to Pilate. 12 And on that day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they had been at enmity between themselves. 13 And Pilate, having called together the chief-priests and the rulers and the people, 14 said to them, “Ye have brought to me this man, as one who perverteth the people: and, behold, I have examined him before you, and have found nothing faulty in this man concerning those things of which ye accuse him : 15 no, nor Herod : for I sent you to him:” and, behold, nothing worthy of death hath been done by him: 16 I will therefore chastise him, and release him.” 17 [For it was necessary that he should release one to them at the feast.] 18 But the whole multitude cried out at once, saying, “Destroy this man, and release to us Barabbas :” 19 (who for a certain insurrection raised in the city, and for murder, had been cast into prison.) 20 Pilate therefore, desiring to release Jesus, spake again to them. 21 But they cried aloud, saying, “Crucify him, crucify him.” 22 And he said to them a third time, “But what evil hath he done I have found no cause of death in him : I will therefore chastise him, and release him.” 23 But they were urgent with loud voices, requesting that he might be crucified: and the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed. 24 So Pilate adjudged that their request should be granted: 25 and released him, who for insurrection and murder had been cast into prison, whom they had requested; but surrendered Jesus to their will. 26 AND as they led him away, they laid hold on one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country; and on him they laid the cross, that he might carry it after Jesus. 27 And there followed him a great multitude of the people, and of women who [also] lamented and bewailed him. 28 But Jesus turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. 29 For, behold, the days are coming, in which it will be said, ‘Happy are the barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the breasts which never gave suck.' 30 Then they will begin to say to the mountains, ‘Fall on us;’ and to the hills, * Cover us.” 31 For if these things be done to the green tree, what will be done to the dry 2” 32 And two others also, who were malefactors, were led with him to be put to death. 33 AND when they were come
* Some valuable copies read, “for he sent him back to us.”
to the place which is called Calvary,” there they crucified him ; and the malefactors; one on his right hand, and the other on his left. 34. Then said Jesus, “Father, forgive them: for they know not what they do.” And they parted among them his garments, and cast lots. 35 And the people stood beholding. And the rulers also, [together with them] scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he be the Christ, the chosen of God.” 36 And the soldiers also derided him, coming to him, and offering him vinegar, 37 and saying, “If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.” 38 And there was also an inscription over him, written in Greek, and Latin, and Hebrew, This Is THE KING OF THE JEWs. 39 Then one of the malefactors that were crucified, reviled him, saying, “If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us.” 40 But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, “Dost not thou fear God, since thou art in the same condemnation ? 41 and we indeed justly ; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.” 42 Then he said to Jesus, “Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.” 43 And Jesus said to him, “ Verily I tell thee, To-day thou shalt be with me in flaradise.”f 44 And it was about the sixth
* Gr. Keaviov, called in Hebrew Golgotha, i.e. a place of sculls. t In the state of the virtuous dead; who, though in their graves, are alive to God. See Luke
xx. 38, and the note there.
“This verse was wanting in the copies of Marcion and other reputed heretics; and in some of the older copies in the time of Origen: nor is it cited either by Justin, Irenaeus, or Tertullian; though the two former have quoted almost every text in Luke which relates to the crucifixion ;
hour, and there was darkness over the whole land, until the ninth hour: 45 and the sun was darkened; and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst. 46 And Jesus crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit.” and having said thus, he expired. 47 Now the centurion observing what had happened, glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous man.” 48 And all the multitudes who came together to that sight, seeing the things which were done, smote [their] breasts, and returned. 49 And all his acquaintance, and the women that had followed him from Galilee, stood at a distance, beholding these things. 50 AND, lo, there was a man
named Joseph, a senator; a
good and righteous man: 51 (this man had not consented to their counsel and deed : he was of Arimathea, a city of the Jews; and himself also looked for the reign of God:) 52 this man went to Pilate, and asked the body of Jesus. 53 And he took it down and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb hewn in stone, in which no one had ever yet been laid. 54 And that day was the preparation-day; [and] the sabbath approached. 55 AND the women [also] who had come with him from Galilee, followed after, and be
held the tomb, and how his body was laid. 56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested on the sabbath, according to the commandment. CH. XXIV. 1 But on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared, [and some other women with them.] 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb : 3 and having entered, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it came to pass that as they were much perplexed at this circumstance, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, the men said to them, “Why seek ye him that is living, among those that are dead & 6 He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spake to you, when he was yet in Galilee ; 7 saying, “"I he Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinners, and be crucified, and the third day arise from the dead.’” 8 And they remembered his words; 9 and returned from the tomb, and reported all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and the other women that were with them, who told these things to
and Tertullian wrote concerning the intermediate state
See Evanson's Diss. p. 28.” Hill.
the apostles. 11 And their words seemed to them as idle tales; and they believed them Inot. 12 But Peter arose, and ran to the tomb ; and when he had stooped down, he beheld only the linen bands, lying by themselves, and went home wondering at what had happened. 13 AND, behold, two of them went on that day to a village called Emmaus; which is distant from Jerusalem about sixty furlongs. 14 And they conversed together about all these events. 15 And it came to pass that, as they were conversing and reasoning, even Jesus himself approached, and went along with them. 16 But their eyes were so affected, that they did not know him. 17 And he said to them, “What subjects are these concerning which ye confer together as ye walk? and why are ye dejected 2* 18 And one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering, said to him, “Art thou alone such a stranger in Jerusalem, as to be unacquainted with the things which have happened there so lately 2” 19 And he said to them, “What things " And they said to him, “Those concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in deed and word before God and all the people : 20 and how the chief-priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and have crucified him. 21 But we trusted that it was he who was about to re
deem Israel; and besides all this, to-day is the third day since these things were done. 22 Moreover, some women also of our company, who were early at the tomb, have astonished us; 23 for not finding his body, they returned, saying that they had even seen a vision of angels, who said that he is alive. 24 And some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it thus, even exactly as the women had said: but him they saw not.” 25 Then he said to them, “O inconsiderate, and slow of heart to believe all which the prophets have spoken 26 Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?” 27 Then beginning from Moses, and through all the prophets, he explained to them in all the scriptures, the things concerning himself. 28 And they drew near to the village whither they were going; and he appeared as though he was going further. 29 But they prevented him ; saying, “Abide with us : for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And he went in to abide with them. 30 And it came to pass, that as he was at meat with them, taking the loaf, he blessed God, and breaking it, he gave to them. 31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him : and he disappeared from them. 32 Then they said one to another, “Did not our heart burn within us, while he talk