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that I might not be delivered / man.” 6 When, therefore, the up to the Jews: but indeed my chief-priests and the officers kingdom is not from hence." saw him, they cried out, saying,

37 Pilate, therefore, said to " Crucify, crucify him.” Pilate him, “ Art thou a king then?" said to them, “ Take ye him, Jesus answered, “ Thou sayest and crucify him : for I find no truly; for I am a king. For this fault in him." 7 The Jews anI was born, and for this I came swered him, “ We have a law, into the world, that I might bear and by our law he ought to die, witness to the truth. Every one because he made himself a son that is of the truth, hearkeneth of God.” to my voice.”

1 8 When Pilate, therefore, 38 Pilate said to him, “What heard these words, he was the is truth?” And when he had more afraid ; 9 and went again said this, he went out again to ( into the judgment-hall, and said the Jews, and said to them, “ I to Jesus, “ Whence art thou ?" find no fault in him. 39 But ye | But Jesus gave him no answer. have a custom, that I should 10 Pilate, [therefore), said to release to you one, at the pass- him, “ Speakest thou not to over: will ye, therefore, that I me? knowest thou not that I release to you the King of the have authority to crucify thee, Jews ?" 40 Then all cried out, and have authority to release saying, “ Not this man, but thee?" 11 Jesus answered, Barabbas.” Now Barabbas was “ Thou couldst have no authoa robber.

rity against me, unless it had CH. XIX. 1 Then Pilate, been given thee from above : upon this, took Jesus, and for this reason, he that deliverscourged him. 2 And the sol. ed me up to thee hath greater diers platted a crown of thorns,* sin.” 12 Thenceforth, Pilate and put it on his head; and they sought to release him : but the clothed him with a purple gar- Jews cried out, saying, “If thou ment, 3 and said, “ Hail, King release this man, thou art not of the Jews." 3 And they struck! Cæsar's friend. Whosoever him with the palms of their maketh himself a king, speakhands. 4 Then Pilate went out eth against Cæsar." again, and said to them, “ See, 13 When Pilate, therefore, I bring him out to you, that heard these words, he brought ye may know that I find no Jesus out; and sat down on the fault in him."

judgment-seat, in a place which 5 Then Jesus came out, 1 is called the Pavement, but in wearing the crown of thorns, the Hebrew, Gabbatha: 14 and the purple garment. And (Now it was the preparationPilate said to them, “ See, the day of the passover, and about the third hour): and he said to fulfilled, which saith, “ They the Jews, “ See, your king." 15 divided my garments among But they cried out, “ Away, them, and for my vesture they away with him, crucify him." cast lots." These things, therePilate said to them, “ Shall I fore, the soldiers did. crucify your King ?" The chief 25 Now, there stood by the priests answered, “ We have cross of Jesus, his mother, and no king but Cæsar.” 16 Then, his mother's sister, Mary the upon this, Pilate delivered him wife of Clopas, and Mary Magup to them to be crucified. [Anddalene. 26 When Jesus, therethey took Jesus, and led him fore, saw his mother, and the away.

** Most probably of acanthus or bears foot; a soft and flexible herb, which grew in abundance in the vicinity of Jerusalem. The design of the Roman soldiers was not so much to torment Jesus, as to insult him, and to deride his pretensions to royalty. Pilate still wished to release him. See ver. 4. Bishop Pearce on Matt. xxvii. 29.” Im, Ver. note.

disciple standing by, whom he 17 And he, carrying his cross, loved, he said to his mother, went out to a place called The “ Woman, behold, thy son." place of skulls; which is called 27 Then he said to the disciin the Hebrew, Golgotha; 18 ple, “ Behold, thy mother." where they crucified him, and And from that hour the discitwo others with him, one on each ple took her to his own home. side, and Jesus in the middle. 1 28 After this, Jesus, knowing

19 And Pilate wrote a title also, that all things were now finishand put it on the cross: and the ed, that the scripture might writing was JESUS OF NAZARETH, / be fulfilled, said, “I thirst.” 29 THE KING OF THE JEWS.

Now a vessel was set there, full 20 And many of the Jews of vinegar. And some filled a read this title; for the place sponge with vinegar, and put it where Jesus was crucified was upon hyssop, and raised it to near the city; and it was writ- his mouth, 30 When Jesus, ten in Hebrew, Greek, and La- therefore, had received the vi. tin. 21 Upon this, the chief-negar, he said, “It is finished;" priests of the Jews said to Pi. and he bowed his head, and exlate, “ Write not, "The king pired. of the Jews; but that he said I 31 THE Jews, therefore, beam king of the Jews.'” 22 Pilate cause it was the day of prepaanswered, “ What I have writ. ration, that the bodies might ten, I have written.”

not remain upon the cross on 23 Then the soldiers, when the sabbath, (for that sabbath they had crucified Jesus, took was a great day,) besought Pi. his mantle, (and made four late that their legs might be parts, to every soldier a part,) broken, and that they might be and his coat also: now the coat taken away. 32 Then the solwas without seam, woven from diers came, and brake the legs the top throughout. 24 They of the first, and of the other said, therefore, among them that was crucified with him : selves, “Let us not rend it, but | 33 but when they came to Jecast lots for it, whose it shall sus, and saw that he was already be." So that the scripture was dead, they brake not his legs :

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34 but one of the soldiers pierc-, removed from the tomb. 2 She ed his side with a spear, and ran, therefore, and came to Si. immediately there canie out mon Peter, and to the other disblood and water.

ciple whom Jesus loved : and 35 And he who saw these said to them, “they have taken things beareth witness; (and his away our Master out of the testimony is true: he even tomb; and we know not where knoweth that he saith truly ;) | they have laid him." 3 Peter, that ye also may believe. 36 | therefore, went out, and that For these things were done, so other disciple; and they came that the scripture was fulfilled, to the tomb. "A bone of it shall not be brok- 4 Now they both ran togeen." 37 And again another part | ther: but the other disciple outof scripture saith, “ They shall ran Peter, and came first to the looked on him whom they pierc- tomb. 5 And when he had

stooped down, to look in, he 38 [Now after this, Joseph saw the linen bands lying; but of Arimathea (being a disciple he went not in. 6 Then came of Jesus, but a concealed one Simon Peter, following him ; for fear of the Jews,) besought and he went into the tomb, and Pilate, that he might take away saw the linen bands lying; 7 the body of Jesus: and Pilate and the napkin, which had been gave him leave. He came, there about his head, not lying with fore, and took the body of Jesus. the linen bands, but wrapped 39 And Nicodemus also came, up, apart in another place. (he that at first had come to Je- 8 Then went in that other sus by night, bringing a mix- disciple also, who came first to ture of myrrh and aloes, about the tomb; and he saw and bethe weight of a hundred pounds. lieved not. 9 For as yet they did

40 Then they took the body | not understand by the scripture, of Jesus, and wound it in linen that he must rise from the dead. bands with the spices, as the 10 Then the disciples went manner of the Jews is to em- home again. balm. 41 Now, in the place 11 But Mary stood without, where he was crucified was a at the tomb, weeping; and, as garden ; and in the garden a she wept, she stooped down, to new tomb, in which no one had look into the tomb ; 12 and saw ever been laid. 42 There they two angels in white, sitting, one laid Jesus, therefore, on account at the head and the other at the of the preparation-day of the feet, where the body of Jesus Jews ; for the tomb was near had lain. 13 And they said to

CH. XX. 1 But on the first her, “ Woman, why weepest day of the week, Mary Magda- thou ?” She said to them, “Be- lene came to the tomb in the cause they have taken away my morning, when it was yet dark, Master, and I know not where and saw that the stone had been they have laid him.”

14 When she had said this, of any, they are remitted to she turned back, and saw Jesus them; if ye retain them, they standing; but knew not that it are retained.” was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, 24 But Thomas, called Didyo Woman, why weepest thou ? mus, one of the twelve, was not whom seekest thou ?" She sup- with them when Jesus came. posing him to be the keeper of 25 Then, the other disciple, the garden, said to him, " Sir, said to him, “ We have seen if thou hast carried him hence, our Master.” But he said to tell me where thou hast laid them, “ Unless I shall see in him, and I will take him away." his hands the print of the nails, 16 Jesus said to her, “ Mary." and put my finger into the print She turned, and said to him, of the nails, and put my hand

Rabboni.” Which signifieth, into his side, I will not beMy Teacher. 17 Jesus said to lieve." her, “Embrace me not : for 1 26 And, within eight days, do not yet ascend to my Father: his disciples were again withbut go to my brethren, and say in, and Thomas with them : to them, I ascend to my Fathen Jesus came, the doors hayther and your Father, and to my ing been shut, and stood in the God and your God.'” 18 Mary midst, and said, “ Peace be to Magdalene came and told the you." 27 Then he said to Thodisciples that she had seen the mas, “ Reach hither thy finger, Lord, and that he had said these and behold my hands; and reach things to her.

hither thy hand, and put it into 19 THEN, in the evening of my side; and be not faithless, that day, being the first day of but believing." 28 Thomas anthe week, the doors where the swered, and said to him, “My disciples were rassembledhav- | Lord, and my God!"* 29 Jesus ing been shut for fear of the said to him, “ Because thou hast Jews, Jesus came and stood in, seen me, thou hast believed ; the midst; and said to them, happy are they that have not « Peace be to you.” 20 And seen, and yet have believed.” when he had said this, he show- 30 NOW Jesus did many ed them his hands and his side. other signs in the presence of Then the disciples were glad, his disciples, which are not when they saw the Lord. 21 written in this book : 31 but Then Jesus said to them again, these are written, that ye may « Peace be to you: as the Fa-believe that Jesus is the Christ, ther sent me, so I send you.” the Son of God; and that, be22 And when he had said this, lieving, ye may have life through he breathed on them, and said his name. to them, “Receive ye the holy Ch. XXI. 1 AFTER these spirit. 23 If ye remit the sins things, Jesus showed himself again to the disciples at the sea, 11 Simon Peter went into the of Tiberias : and in this man- vessel, and drew the net to land, Der he showed himself. 2 There full of great fishes, a hundred were together, Simon Peter, and and fifty-three : and although Thomas called Didymus, and there were so many, yet the net Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, was not broken. 12 Jesus said to and the sons of Zebedee, and two them, “ Come and dine.” Now others of his disciples. 3 Simon none of the disciples durst inPeter said to them, “ I am going quire of him, “ Who art thou ?" to fish.” They said to him, knowing that it was their Mas. “ We also will go with thee.” ter. 13 Jesus (then] came, and They departed, and went sim- took bread, and gave to them, mediately) into a ship; and on and fish in like manner. 14 This that night they caught nothing. I was the third time that Jesus

** These words are usually understood as a confession. Beza says that they are an excla. mation : q. d. 'My Lord ! and my God! how great is thy power! Eph. i. 19, 20. Whitby's Last Thoughts, 2d ed. p. 78." Newcome.

4 But when morning was now had already showed himself to come, Jesus stood on the shore: his disciples, after he was raisthe disciples, however, knewed from the dead. not that it was Jesus.

1 15 SO when they had dined, 5 Then Jesus said to them, Jesus said 10 Simon Peter, “Si. “ Young men, have ye any i mon son of Jonah, lovest thou food ?” They answered him, me more than these?"* He “ No.” 6 And he said to them, said to him, “ Yes, Master: « Cast the net on the right side thou knowest that I love thee." of the ship, and ye will get | He said to him, “ Feed my some.” They cast it, therefore : lambs.” 16 He said to him again and now they were not able to a second time, « Simon son of draw it, for the multitude of Jonah, lovest thou me?" He fishes. 7 Wherefore that disci. said to him, “ Yes, Master: thou ple whom Jesus loved said to knowest that I love thee." He Peter, “It is our Master.” said to him, “ Tend my sheep."

Now, when Simon Peter 17 He said to him the third heard that it was their Master, time, “Simon son of Jonah, he girt on his upper garment, lovest thou me?” Peter grieved (for he was naked), and cast that he said to him the third himself into the sea. 8 And the time, « Lovest thou me ?" and other disciples came in the ves- he said to him, “ Master, thou sel, (for they were not far from knowest all things; thou knowland, but as it were two hun. est that I love thee.” Jesus said dred cubits), dragging the net to him, “ Feed my sheep. full of fishes. 9 As soon as they 18 “ Verily, verily, I say to landed, they saw a fire of coals thee, When thou wast young, lying, and fish laid thereon; and thou didst gird thyself and walk bread. 10 Jesus said to them, whither thou wouldst: but when “ Bring of the fishes which ye thou shalt be old, thou wilt have now caught.”

| stretch forth thy hands, and • Or, more than thou lovest these things? See Bishop Pearce. The original is ambiguous.

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