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already dead, they did not break Lord out of the sepulchre, and we his legs.

know not where they have laid him. 34 But one of his soldiers with a 3 Peter therefore went out, and spear opened his side, and imme- that other disciple, and they came diately there came out blood :und to the sepulchre. water.

4 And they both ran together, and 35 And he that saw it hath given that other disciple did out-run Petestimony: and his testimony is ter, and came first to the sepulchre. true. And he knoweth that he saith 5 And when he stooped down, he } true ; that you also may believe. saw the linen cloths lying: but yet

36 For these things were done he went not in. that the scripture might be fulfilled: 6 Then cometh Simon Peter, folYou shall not break a bone of him. lowing him, and went into the sepul

37 And again another scripture chre and saw the linen cloths lying. saith : they shall look on him whom 7 And the napkin, that had been they pierced.

about his head, not lying with the 38 And after these things Joseph linen cloths, but apart, wrapt up of Arimathea, (because he was a into one place.' disciple of Jesus, but secretly for 8 Then that other disciple also fear of the Jews) besought Pilate went in, who came first to the that he might take away the body sepulchre: and he saw, and beof Jesus, and Pilate gave leave. He lieved. came therefore and took away the 9 For as yet they knew not the body of Jesus.

scripture, that he must rise again 39 And Nicodemus also came, from the dead. he who at the first came to JESUS 10 The disciples therefore deby night, bringing a mixture of parted again to their home. myrrh and aloes, about an hundred 11 But Mary stood at the sepul. pound weight.

chre without, weeping. Now as she 40 They took therefore the body was weeping, she stooped down, of Jesus,and bound it in linen cloths and looked into the sepulchre : with the spices, as the manner of 12 And she saw two angels in the Jews is to bury.

white, sitting, one at the head, and 41 Now there was in the place, one at the feet, where the body of where he was crucified, a garden : JESUS had been laid. and in the garden a new sepulchre, 13. They say to her: Woman, wherein no man yet had been laid. why weepest thou ? She saith to

42 There therefore, because of them: Because they have taken the parasceve of the Jews, they laid away my Lord, and I know not JESUS, because the sepulchre was where they have laid him. nigh at hand.

14 When she had thus said, she CHAP. XX.

turned herself back, and saw JESUS Christ's resurrection, &c. standing; and she knew not that it ND on the first day of the week was Jesus.

15 JESUS saith to her: Woman, when it was yet dark, unto the se- why weepest thou ? whom seekest pulchre : and she saw the stone ta- thou ? She thinking that it was the ken away from the sepulchre. gardener, saith to him : Sir, if thou

2 She ran therefore and cometh hast taken him hence, tell me where to Simon Peter and to the other dis-thou hast laid him: and I will take ciple whom Jesus loved, and saith him away. to them: They have taken away the 16 Jesus saith to her: Mary,


She turning saith to him: Rabboni, 26 And after eight days, again (which is to say, Master.) his disciples were within, and Tho

17 Jesus saith to her: Do not mas with them. JESUS cometh, the touch me, for I am not yet ascended doors being shut, and stood in the to my Father : but go to my bre- midst, and said: Peace be to you. thren, and say to them, I ascend to 27 Then he saith to Thomas : my Father and to your Father, to Put in thy finger hither, and see my my God and your God.

hands, and bring hither thy hand, 18 Mary Magdalen cometh and and put it into my side; and be not telleth the disciples : I have seen faithless, but believing. the Lord, and these things he said 28 Thomas answered, and said to me.

to him : My Lord, and my God. 19 Now when it was late that 29 JESUS saith to him: Because same day, the first of the week, and thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou the doors were shut, where the dis- hast believed: blessed are they that ciples were gathered together for have not seen, and have believed. fear of the Jews, Jesus came and 30 Many other signs also did stood in the midst, and said to Jesus in the sight of his disciples, them: Peace be to you.

which are not written in this book. 20 And when he had said this, 31 But these are written that you he shewed them his hands, and his may believe that Jesus is the side. The disciples therefore were Christ the Son of God: and that glad, when they saw the Lord. believing you may have life in his

21 He said therefore to them name. again: Peace be to you. As the

CHAP XXI. Father hath sent me, I also send Christ manifests himself. you. 22 When he had said this : hel AFTER this Jesus shewed him

self again to the disciples at breathed on them; and he said to the sea of Tiberias. And he shewed them: Receive ye the Holy Ghost: himself after this manner.

23 Whose sins you shall forgive, 2 There were together Simon they are forgiven them: and whose Peter, and Thomas who is called sins you shall retain, they are re- Didymus, and Nathanael who was tained.

of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of 24 Now Thomas one of the Zebedee, and two others of his distwelve, who is called Didymus, was ciples. not with them when JESUS came. 3 Simon Peter saith to them: I

25 The other disciples therefore go a fishing. They say to him: We said to him: We have seen the also come with thee. And they went Lord. But he said to them: Except forth and entered into the ship: and I shall see in his hands the print of that night they caught nothing. the nails, and put my finger into 4 But when the morning

was come, the place of the nails, and put JESUS stood on the shore : yet the my hand into his side, I will not disciples knew not that it was JEbelieve.


Ver. 19. The doors were shut. The same power which could bring Christ's whole body, entire in all its dimensions, through the doors, can, without the least question, make the same body really present in the sacrament; though both the one and the other be above our comprehension.

Ver. 23. Whose sins, &c. See here the commission, stamped by the broad seal of hea. ven by virtue of which the pastors of Christ's church absolve repenting sinners upon their confession

5 JESUS therefore said to them :/ 13 He saith to him again : Simon Children, have you any meat ? son of John, lovest thou me? He They answered him : No.

saith to him: Yea Lord, thou know6 He saith to them: Cast the net est that I love thee. He saith to on the right side of the ship ; and him : Feed my lambs. you shall find. They cast therefore: 17 He said to him the third time: and now they were not able to draw Simon son of John, lovest thou me? it for the multitude of fishes. Peter was grieved, because he had

7 That disciple therefore whom said to him the third time, Lovest Jesus loved, said to Peter: it is the thou me? And he said to him : Lord. Simon Peter, when he heard Lord, thou knowest all things: thou that it was the Lord, girt his coat knowest that I love thee: He said about him (for he was naked) and to him : Feed my sheep. cast himself into the sea.

18 Amen,amen 1


to thee,when 8 But the other disciples came in thou wast younger, thou didst gird the ship (for they were not far from thyself, and didst walk where thou the land, but as it were two hun- wouldst. But when thou shalt be dred cubits) dragging the net with old, thou shalt stretch forth thy fishes.

hands, and another shall gird thee, 9 As soon then as they came to and lead thee whither thou wouldst land, they saw hot coals lying, and not. a fish laid thereon, and bread. 19 And this he said, signifying

10 Jesus saith to them: Bring by what death he should glorify hither of the fishes which you have God. And when he had said this, now caught.

he saith to him: Follow me. 11 Simon Peter went up, and 20 Peter turning about, saw that drew the net to land, full of great disciple whom Jesus loved followfishes, one hundred and fifty-three. ing, who also leaned on his breast And althraigh there were so many, at supper, and said: Lord, who is the net was not broken.

he that shall betray thee? 12 Jesus saith to them: Come, and 21 Him therefore when Peter dine. And none of them who were had seen, he saith to JESUS: Lord, at meat, durst ask hiin: Who art and what shall this man do? thou? knowing that it was the Lord. 22 JESUS saith to him: So I will

13 And JEsus cometh and taketh have bim to remain till I come,what bread, and giveth them and fish in is it to thee? follow thou me. like manner.

23 This saying therefore went 14 This is now the third time that abroad among the brethren, that Jesus was manifested to his disci- that disciple should not die. AndJEples after he was risen from the sus did not say to him: He should dead.

not die ; but, So I will have him to 15 When therefore they had di- remain till I come, what is it to thee? ned, Jesus saith to Simon Peter : 24 This is that disciple who giveth Simon son of John, lovest thou me testimony of these things, and hath more than these ? He saith to him: written these things: and we know Yea Lord : thou knowest that I love that his testimony is true. thee. He saith to him: Feed my 25 But there are also many other lambs.

things which JESUS did : which it

eter; Ver. 17. Feed my sheep. Our Lord had promised the spiritual supremacy to St. 8. Matt. xvi. 19; and here fulfils that promise, by charging him with the superintendency of all his sheep, without exception : and consequently of his whole flock, that is, of his whole church.

they were written every one, the able to contain the books that should world itself, I think, would not be be written.


Galilee, why stand you looking up
The ascension of Christ. to heaven; This Jesus who is taken
THE former treatise I made, O up from you into heaven, shall so

Theophilus,of all things, which come as you have seen him going Jesus began to do and to teach. into heaven.

2 Until the day on which giving 12 Then they returned to Jerucommandments by the Holy Ghost salem from the mount that is called to the apostles whom he had chosen, Olivet, which is nigh Jerusalem he was taken up.

within a sabbath-day's journey. 3 To whom also he shewed him- 13 And when they were come in, self alive after his passion, by many they went up into an upper room, proofs, for forty days appearing to where abode Peter and John, James them, and speaking of the kingdom and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, of God.

Bartholomew and Matthew, James 4 And eating together with them, of Alpheus and Simon Zelotes, and he commanded them, that they Jude the brother of James. should not depart from Jerusalem, 14 All these were persevering with but should wait for the promise of one mind in prayer with the women, the Father, which you have heard and Mary the mother of Jesus, and (saith he) by my mouth :

with his brethren. 5 For John indeed baptized with 15 In those days Peter rising up water, but you shall be baptized in the midst of the brethren, said: with the Holy Ghost not many days (now the number of persons togehence.

ther, was about an hundred and 6 They therefore who were come twenty.) together, asked him, saying : Lord, 16 Men brethren, the scripture wilt thou at this time restore again must needs be fulfilled which the the kingdom to Israel ?

Holy Ghost spoke before by the 7 But he said to them: It is not mouth of David concerning Judas, for you to know the times or mo- who was the leader of them that ments which the Father hath put apprehended JESUS : in his own power :

17 Who was numbered with us,and 8 But you shall receive the power had obtained part of this ministry. of the Holy Ghost coming upon 18 And he indeed hath possessed you, and you shall be witnesses a field of the reward of iniquity, and unto me in Jerusalem, and in all being hanged burst asunder in the Judea, and Samaria, and even to midst: and all his bowels gushed out. the uttermost part of the earth. 19 And it became known to all the

9 And when he had said these inhabitants of Jerusalem : so that things, while they looked on, he was the same field was called in their raised up: and a cloud received him tongue, haceldama, that is to say out of their sight.

the field of blood. 10 And while they were behold- 20 For it is written in the book of ing him going up to heaven, behold Psalms : Let their habitation become two men stood by them in white deselate, and let there be none to dwell garments.

therein. And his bishopric let another 11 Who also said : Ye men of take.

1 Wherefore of these men who man our own tongue wherein we have accompanied with us, all the were born? time that the Lord JESUS came in 9 Parthians, and Medes, and and went out among us,

Elamites, and inhabitants of Meso22 Beginning from the baptism of potamia, Judea, Cappadocia, PonJohn until the day wherein he was tus and Asia, taken up from us, one of these must 10 Phrygia, and Pamphilia, be made a witness with us of his Egypt, and the parts of Lybia about resurrection.

Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, 23 And they appointed two, Jo- 11 Jews also, and Proselytes, seph, called Bársabas, who was sur-Cretes,and Arabians: we have heard named Justus, and Matthias. them speak in our own tongues the

24 And praying they said: Thou, wonderful works of God. Lord, who knowest the hearts of all 12 And they were all astonished, men, shew whether of these two and wondered saying one to anothou hast chosen.

ther: What meaneth this? 25 To take the place of this mi- 13 But others mocking, said : nistry and apostleship, from which These men are full of new wine. Judas hath by transgression fallen, 14 But Peter standing up with that he might go to his own place. the eleven, lifted up his voice, and

26 And they gave them lots, and the spoke to them: Ye men of Judea, lot fell upon Matthias, and he was and all you that dwell in Jerusalem, numbered with the eleven apostles. be this known to you and with your CHAP. II.

ears receive my words. The disciples receive the Holy Ghost. 15 For these are not drunk, as AN ND when the days of the pente- you suppose, seeing it is but the

cost were accomplished, they third hour of the day : were altogether in one place. 16 But this is that which was

2 And suddenly there came a spoken of by the prophet Joel: sound fro: heaven, as of a mighty 17 And it shall come to pass in the wind coming, and it filled the whole last days, (saith the Lord) I will pour house where they were sitting. out of my spirit upon all flesh : and

3 And there appeared to them your sons and your daughters shall parted tongues as it were of fire, prophesy, and your young men shall and it sat upon every one of them. see visions, and your old men shall

4 And they were all filled with the dream dreams.
Holy Ghost, and they began to 18 And upon my servants, indeed
speak with divers tongues accord- and upon my handmaids will I pour
ing as the Holy Ghost gave them to out in those days of my Spirit, and

they shall prophesy.
5 Now there were dwelling at 19 And I will shew wonders in the
Jerusalem Jews, devout men out of heaven above, and signs on the earth
every nation under heaven.

beneath ; blood and fire, and vapour 6 And when this was noised of smoke. abroad, the multitude came toge- 20 The sun shall be turned into ther, and were confounded in mind, darkness, and the moon into blood, because that every man heard them before the great and manifest day speak in his own tongue. of the Lord come.

7 And they were all amazed and 21 And it shall come to pass, that wondered, saying: Behold are not whosoever shall call upon the name of all these, that speak, Galileans. the Lord, shall be saved.

8 And how have we heard every 22 Ye men of Israel hear these

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