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Matt. xxvii, 45–54. Mark xv, 33–39. Luke xxiii, 44-47. John xix, 25–36.

"Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple 5 took her unto his own home.

8 And it was about the sixth hour, and 'now ?when the sixth hour was come, 'from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land. And the sun was darkened 'unto the ninth hour.

2 And at, 'and about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, 10 saying, 'ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI ? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? And some of them that stood by, 'there, 'when they heard it, said, Behold, 'This man calleth for Elias, ?he calleth Elias.

*After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, 15 that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar, 'and straightway one of them ran, and took a spunge,

and filled it with vinegar, 'and put it upon hyssop, 'and put it on a reed, and put it to his mouth, 'and gave him to drink. The rest said, Let be, ?let alone, 'let us see whether Elias will come to 'take him down, 20 'to save him.

4 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished.

2And Jesus cried with a loud voice, sand when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And 'Jesus having said thus, the bowed his head and gave up 25 the ghost.

'And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain, ?in the midst, 'from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; and the graves were opened ; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went 30 into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

And ’now when the centurion 'which stood over against him, 'and they that were with him, watching Jesus, "saw what was done, ?that he so cried out, and gave up the ghost, 'saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the 35 Son of God, she glorified God, saying, Certainly this was a righteo man, ?Truly this man was the Son of God.

*The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, 40 and that they might be taken away. Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which was crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake not his legs: but one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw it bare 45 record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should

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Matt. xxvii, 55–61. Mark xv, 40–47. Luke xxiii, 48–56. John xix, 36-42.

be fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken. And again another scripture saith, They shall look on him whom they pierced.

3And all the people that came together to that sight, beholding the things which were done, smote their breasts, and returned.

3And all his acquaintance, and the women that followed him from 5 Galilee, stood afar off, beholding these things. 'And many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him : among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James ?the less and of Joses, and Salome, ’and the mother of Zebedee's children. (?Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, and 10 ministered unto him ;) and many other women which came up with him unto Jerusalem.

2 And now, 'after this, 'when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, behold, 'there came a rich man of Arimathæa, named Joseph, fan honourable counsellor ; 3and 15 he was a good man, and a just : (the same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them ;) he was of Arimathæa, a city of the Jews : who also himself waited for the kingdom of God, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, 'this man 'came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved, 'and begged the body of Jesus, and 'be- 20 sought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus. ?And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead : and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph, *and Pilate gave him leave. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. “He came 25 therefore, ’and he bought fine linen, 'and she took ?down the body of Jesus.

*There came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, abont an hundred pound weight.

*Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

4Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden ; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 35 and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock : and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. *There laid they Jesus therefore, in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, 4because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

3And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

3And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid, 'and there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary sitting over against the sepulchre, ?and Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Joses, beheld where he was laid.

3 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.





Matt. xxvii, 62-66 ; xxviii, 1-8. Mark xvi, 1-8. Luke xxiv, 1-8. John xx, 1, 2.

Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead : so the last error shall be worse than the first. Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

2And 'in the end of the sabbath, 'when the sabbath was past, Mary 10 Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had brought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

And now, 'very early in the morning, 'when it was yet dark, 'as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre, 'to see the sepulehre, bringing the spices which they had 15 prepared, and certain others with them. And ?hey came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll as away the stone from the door of the sepulchre ?

And, 'behold, there was a great earthquake; for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from 20 the door, and sat upon it. His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: and for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men,

And ?when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great, and they found the stone rolled away from the sepul- 25 chre.

*Then the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

2 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on 30 the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted : Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen ; he is not here : behold the place where they laid him.

3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

3And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments : and as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, saying, The Son of 40 man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words. ?But go your way, 'go quickly, and tell his disciples, ?and Peter, 'that he is risen from the dead; and that, 'behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him, 'as he said unto you: "lo, I have told you.

2 And they went out 'and they departed quickly, ’and fled from the sepulchre 'with fear and great joy; ”for they trembled and were amazed:



Matt. xxviii, 8–12. Mark xvi, 8. Luke xxiv, 9–12. John XX, 2–18.


2neither said they any thing to any man ; land did run to bring his disciples word, 4she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him, "for they were afraid, 'and returned from the sepulchre, and told 5 all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest.

'It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not.

10 Then arose Peter, and "Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, oran and came to the sepulchre. So they ran both together : and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw, ohe beheld the linen clothes lying ; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, 15 and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 'the linen clothes laid by themselves. "And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

*Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

*For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Then the disciples went away and departed again unto their own home, 'wondering in himself at that which was come to pass.

‘But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, and seeth two angels 25 in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou ? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

*And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, 'and as they 30 went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they, "saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou.? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. 35

4Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, 'came and held him by the feet, *and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master, 'and worshipped him. 4Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father, 'then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid : 4but

go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, 40 and your Father, and to my God, and your God, 'go tell my brethren

; that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

4Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into 45 the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel,


Matt. xxviii, 12--15. Mark xvi, 9–13. Luke xxiv, 13–33.



they gave large money unto the soldiers, saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

2Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. And she went and told them that had been with him, as they mourned and wept. And they, when they had heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not.

After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country. Behold, two of them went that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

And it came to pass, that, while they communed to- 15 gether and reasoned, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.' But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. And he said unto them, What manner of communications are these that ye have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad ? And the one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answering said unto him, Art thou only a stranger 20 in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things which are come to pass there in these days ? And he said unto them, What things ? And they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, which was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people : and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death, 25 and have crucified him. But we trusted that it had been he which should have redeemed Israel: and beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre ; and when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also 30 seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken : ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his 35 glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, le expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further. But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us : for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he 40 went in to tarry with them. And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him ; and he vanished out of their sight.

And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to 45 us the scriptures ?

3And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, ?and

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