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Who is he that struck thee?" | thou to that." 5 And having 69 NOW Peter sat without, thrown down the pieces of silin the palace and a maid-ser- ver, in the temple, he withdrew, vant came to him, saying, and going out, was choked "Thou also wast with Jesus with anguish. the Galilean." 70 But he denied it before them all, saying, "I know not what thou sayest." 71 And as he went out into the porch, another maid-servant saw him, and said to those who were there, "This man also, was with Jesus of Nazareth." 72 And he denied it again, with an oath, saying, "I know not the man." 73 And after a little time those who stood by, came and said to Peter, "Surely thou also art one of them; for even thy speech discovereth thee." | 74 Then he began to curse himself, and to swear, saying, "I know not the man." And immediately the cock crew. 75 And Peter remembered the words of Jesus, who had said to him, "Before the cock crow, thou wilt thrice deny me." And going out, he wept bitterly.

CH. XXVII. i NOW when it was morning, all the chiefpriests and the elders of the people took counsel against Jesus,

to put him to death. 2 and hav-many things they witness aing bound him, they led him gainst thee?" 14 But he anaway, and delivered him up to swered him not a word; so that Pontius Pilate the governor. the governor was greatly sur

6 And the chief-priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, "It is not lawful to put them into the treasury; because it is the price of blood." 7 And taking counsel, they bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in. 8 Wherefore that field is called The field of blood, to this day. 9 (Then was fulfilled the word of the prophet [Jeremiah], who saith. "And I took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him who was valued, whom they of the sons of Israel valued; 10 and gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord commanded me.")

11 AND Jesus stood before the governor: and the governor asked him, saying "Art thou the King of the Jews?" And Jesus said to him, "Thou sayest it." 12 And when he was accused by the chief-priests and the elders, he answered nothing. 13 Then Pilate said to him, "Hearest thou not how

3 THEN Judas, who had de-prised. livered him up, finding that he was condemned, repented, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief-priests and the elders, 4 saying, "I have sinned, in that I have delivered up innocent blood." And they said, "What is that to us? see

* See note on next page.

15 Now at that feast, the governor was accustomed to release to the multitude one prisoner, whoever they desired. 16 And there was there a noted prisoner, called Barabbas.* 17 When therefore, they were gathered together, Pilate said

to them, "Whom will ye that I release to you; Barabbas*, or Jesus that is called Christ ?" 18 (For he knew that through envy they had delivered him

ting on the judgment-seat, his wife had sent to him, saying, "Have thou nothing to do with that righteous man: for I have suffered many things this day, in a dream, because of him.") 20 But the chief-priests and the elders persuaded the multitudes that they should ask for Barab. bas, and destroy Jesus.

27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus with them up: 19 and while he was sit-into the judgment-hall, where they gathered around him the whole band. 28 And having stripped him, they put on him a scarlet robe. 29 and having platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand and kneeling down, before him, they derided him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews." 30 And they spat on him; and took the reed, and struck him on the head. 31 And having derided him, they stripped him of the robe and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.

32 AND as they were coming out, they met with a Cyrenian, named Simon; whom they compelled to carry his cross. 33 And having arrived at a place called Golgotha, which [signifieth] a place of skulls, 34 they gave him vinegar to drink, mingled with gall: and having tasted

24 Now Pilate perceiving that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was

made, he took water, and wash-it he would not drink. 35 And

21 Then the governor answering, said to them, "Which of the two will ye that I release to you?" and they said "Barabbas." 22 Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do to Jesus, who is called Christ ?" They all said [to him], "Let him be crucified." 23 And the govern or said, "Why, what evil hath he done?" But they cried out exceedingly, saying, "Let him be crucified."

ed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this [righteous man]: see ye to it." 25 And all the people answering, said, "His blood be on us, and on our children." 26 Then he released Barabbas to them: and,

having caused Jesus to be scourged, he delivered him up to be crucified.

having crucified him, they parted among them his garments, casting lots. 36 And, sitting down, they watched him there. 37 And they set up over his head his accusation written, THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWs. 38 At the same time,

*Some very ancient authorities, cited by Origen, read "Jesus the son of Abbas;" which Mi. chaelis says is undoubtedly the original reading. The word "Jesus" was omitted in later copies, in honour to the name. See Im. Ver. note.

two robbers were crucified with him: one on his right hand, and another on his left.

51 And lo! the veil of the temple was rent in two, from the top to the bottom: and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent; 52 and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of saints, who slept, arose: 53 and they came out of the tombs after his resurrection, and entered into the holy city, and appeared to many.

59 And those who passed by, reviled him, shaking their heads, 40 and saying, "Thou who destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. As thou art a son of God, come down from the cross." 41 In like manner the chief-priests also, with the 54 Now when the centurion, scribes and elders, deriding, and those who were with him, said, 42 "He saved others; watching Jesus, saw the earthcannot he save himself? [If]quake, and the things which had he be the king of Israel, let passed, they feared greatly; him now come down from the saying, "Truly this was a son cross, and we will believe in of a god." him. 43 He trusted in God; let him now deliver him, if he will have him; for he said, 'I am a Son of God.'" 44 In like manner the robbers also, who were crucified with him, reproached him.

55 And many women were there, beholding at a distance; who had also followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to him: 56 among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and of Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.

45 Now from the sixth hour, there was darkness over all the land, until the ninth hour. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?" that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 47 Then some of the bystanders, hearing this, said, "He calleth Elijah." 48 And immediately one of them ran, and taking a sponge, filled it with vinegar, and putting it on a reed, gave him to drink. 49 But the rest said, "Forbear: let us see whether Elijah will come and save him." 50 Then Jesus, having cried again with a loud voice, expired.

57 NOW in the evening, there came a rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself was also a disciple of Jesus. 58 This man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in clean linen; 60 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in a rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the tomb, and departed. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary; sitting over against the tomb.

62 NOW on the morrow,, being the day after the preparation, the chief-priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate, 63 saying, "Sir, we remember that this deceiver said, while he was yet alive, 'Within three days I will rise again." 64 Command therefore that the tomb be made secure, till the third day; lest his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people, He is risen from the dead' for this last imposture would be worse than the first.". 65 Pilate said to them, Take a guard: go, secure it as well as ye can." 66 So they went and secured the tomb; sealing the stone, and posting the guard.


CH. XXVIII. 1 BUT after the sabbath, as it began to dawn, toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary, to view the tomb. 2 And, lo! there had been a great disturbance: for a mes

11 NOW, as they were going, lo! some of the guard came into the city, and told the chiefpriests all the things which had been done. 12 These having assembled with the elders, and taking counsel, gave much money to the soldiers, 13 saysenger of the Lord, having de-ing, "Tell the people, His disscended from heaven, came ciples came by night, and stole and rolled back the stone [from him away while we were asleep.' the entrance], and was sitting 14 And if this be heard of by upon it. the governor, we will appease him, and indemnify you." 15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this report is spread abroad among the Jews to this day.

3 Now his appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4 and for fear of him, the keepers trembled, and became as dead men. 5 But the angel speaking to the women, said, "Fear not: for I know that ye seek Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here: for

16 NOW the eleven disciples went into Galilee, to a mountain which Jesus had appointed to them. 17 And on seeing him,

he is risen, as he said: come, see the place where the Lord lay,* 7 and depart quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead: and, lo! he will go before you into Galilee; there ye shall see him. Lo! I have told you." 8 And they went out in haste from the tomb with fear and great joy; and ran to tell his disciples. 9 And [as they went to tell his disciples], lo! Jesus met them, saying, "Peace be to you." And they came near, and taking hold of his feet, they did him obeisance. 10 Then Jesus said to them, "Fear not: go, tell my brethren that they may go into Galilee; and there they shall see me."

The reading of the Vat. MS. and of the Ethiopic and some other ancient versions, is "where be lay."

they did him obeisance: but some doubted.

18 And Jesus came, and spake to them, saying, "All power is given to me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go ye and make disciples of all nations,



1 THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God

baptizing them into the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy spirit; 20 teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you and lo! I am with you always, to the end of the age.

down and unloose. 8 I indeed have baptized you in water: but he will baptize you in a holy spirit."


9 AND it came to pass in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John, in Jordan. 10 And immediately going up, out of the water, he saw the heavens part asunder, and the spirit, as

2 As it is written, in the prophet Isaiah, "Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, who will prepare thy way: 3 The voice of one crying in the desert, Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make his paths straight;' 4 thus John came bap-a tizing in the desert, and proclaiming the baptism of reformation, for the remission of sins. 5 And all the country of Judea, and all they of Jerusalem, went out to him, and were baptized by him, in the river Jordan, confessing their sins.

tered to him.

6 Now John was clothed with camel's hair, and with a leath-beasts; and the angels minisern girdle about his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey. 7 And he proclaimed, saying, "One mightier than I cometh after me; the latchet of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop

dove, descending upon him. 11 And a voice came from heaven, saying, "Thou art my beloved son, in whom I am well pleased."

12 AND immediately the spirit sendeth him forth into the desert. 13 And he was tempted by the adversary forty days;* and was with the wild

14 NOW after John had been delivered up to prison, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the glad tidings [of he reign] of God, 15 [and] saying, " The

*i.e. he was exposed to various trials for the discipline of his mind. See note on Matt.

iv. 1.

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