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CH. 19. for this I came into the world, to give testimony

to the truth. Whosoever is of the truth, harken38 eth to me. Pilate asked him, What is truth?

and so saying, went out again to the Jews, and - said to them, For my part, I find nothing culpable 39 in this man. But, since it is customary that I Mat. 27; 15.

release to you one at the passover, will ye that I Lu. 23; 17° 40 release to you the king of the Jews? Then they Acts, 3; 14.

all cried, saying, Not this man, but Barabbas.

Now Barabbas was a robber. XIX, Then Pilate caused him to be scourged. And Mat. 27; 27:

the soldiers crowned him with a wreath of thorn

which they had platted; and having thrown a pur. 3 ple mantle about him, said, Hail! king of the Jews, 4 and gave him blows on the face. Pilate, therefore, went out again and said to them, Lo, I bring him

forth to you, that ye may know that I find in him 5 nothing culpable. Jesus then went forth wearing

the crown of thorns and the purple mantle ; and 6 Pilate said to them, Behold the man! When the

chief priests and the officers saw him, they cried,
saying, Crucify, crucify him. Pilate said to

them, Take him yourselves and crucify him; as 7 for me, I find no fault in him. The Jews answer.

ed, We have a law, and by that law he ought to

die, because he assumed the title of Son of God. 8 When Pilate heard this, he was the more afraid, 9 and having returned to the pretorium, said to Je.

sus, Whence art thou? But Jesus gave him no 10 answer. Then Pilate said to him, Wilt thou not

speak unto me? Knowest thou not that I have

CH. 19.

SECT. XI. power to crucify thee, and power to release thee? 11 Jesus replied, Thou couldst have no power over

me, unless it were given thee from above; where

fore he who delivered me unto thee hath the 12 greater sin. Thenceforth Pilate sought to release

him ; but the Jews exclaimed, If thou release this man, thou art not Cesar's friend. Whoever call

eth himself king, opposeth Cesar. 13 Pilate, on hearing these words, ordered Jesus to

be brought forth, and sat down on the tribunal in

a place named the pavement, in Hebrew Gabba14 tha 57. (Now it was the preparation 58 of the pas

chal Sabbath, about the sixth hour 59.) And he 15 said to the Jews, Behold your king. But they

cried out, Away, away with him, crucify him.

Pilate said to them, Shall I crucify your king ? 16 The chief priests answered, We have no king but

Cesar. He delivered him, therefore, to them to

,be crucified. Mat. 27; 33. 17. Then they took Jesus and led him away. And Mar. 15; 22. Lu. 23; 33. he carrying his cross, went out to a place called

the place of sculls 60, which is in Hebrew Golgotha, 18 where they crucified him and two others with him, 19 one on each side, and Jesus in the middle. Pilate

also wrote a title, and put it upon the cross. The

words were, JESUS THE NAZARENE, THE 20 KING OF THE JEWS. And many of the Jews

read this title ( for the place where Jesus was cru

57 A raised place.
59 Twelve o'clock noon.

58 Friday.
60 Vul. Calvary.


ch. 19. cified was nigh the city; and it was written in 21 Hebrew, Greek, and Latin); whereupon the

chief priests said to Pilate, Write not “ the king

“ of the Jews,” but " who calleth himself king 22 “ of the Jews.” Pilate answered, What I have

written, I have written. 23 : When the soldiers had na

Mar. 15; 24. they took his mantle, and divided it into four parts, Lu. 23; 34. one to every soldier: they also took the coat, which

was seamless, woven from the top throughout, and 24 said among themselves, Let us not tear it, but de

termine by lot whose it shall be ; thereby verifying the Scripture which saith, They shared my Ps. 22; 18. mantle among them, and cast lots for my ves

ture.Thus therefore acted the soldiers. 25 Now there stood near the cross of Jesus, his mo

ther, and her sister Mary the wife of Cleophas, 26 and Mary Magdalene. Then Jesus observing his

mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing 27 by, said to his mother, Woman, behold thy son. . Then he said to the disciple, Behold thy mother.

And from that hour the disciple took her to his

own home. 28 After this Jesus, knowing that all was now ac

complished; that the Scripture might be fulfilled, 29 said, I thirst. As there was a vessel there full of Ps.69; 21.

vinegar, they filled a spunge with vinegar, and

having fastened it to a twig of hyssop, held it to 30 his mouth. When Jesus had received the vine

gar, he said, It is finished, and bowing his head,
yielded up his spirit.
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CH. 19.

SECT. XII. 31 The Jews, therefore, lest the bodies should re

main on the cross on the Sabbath , for it was the preparation 62 (and that Sabbath was a great

day), besought Pilate that their legs might be 32 broken, and the bodies might be removed. Ac

cordingly the soldiers came and broke the legs of

the first, and of the other who were crucified with 33 him. But when they came to Jesus, and found

that he was already dead, they did not break his 34 legs. But one of the soldiers with a spear pierc

ed his side, whence blood and water immediately 35 issued. He was an eye-witness who attesteth this,

and his testimony deserveth credit: nay, he is con

scious that he speaketh truth, that ye may beEx. 12; 46. 36 lieve. For these things happened that the ScripNum. 9; 12. Zec. 12; 10. ture might be verified, None of his bones shall

37 be broken.Again, the Scripture saith else· where, They shall look on him whom they

have pierced.



Mat. 27; 57. 38 AFTER this Joseph the Arimathean, who was a
Mar. 15; 43.
Lu. 23; 50 disciple of Jesus, but a concealed disciple, for fear
ch. 3; 1:

of the Jews, asked permission of Pilate to take

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ch. 90. away the body of Jesus; which Pilate having

granted, he went and took the body of Jesus. 39 Nicodemus also, who had formerly repaired to Je

sus by night, came and brought a mixture of myrrh 40 and aloes, weighing about a hundred pounds. These

men took the body of Jesus, and in linen

rollers with the spices, which is the Jewish man41 ner of embalming. Now in the place where he

was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden

a new monument wherein no one had ever yet been 42 laid. There they deposited Jesus on account of the . Jewish preparation 63, the monument being near. XX. . The first day of the weck - Mary Magdalene Mat. 28; 1.

went early to the monument, while it was yet dark, Lu. 24;i.

and saw that the stone had been removed from the 2 entrance. Then she came running to Simon Peter,

and to that other disciple whom Jesus loved, and
said to them, They have taken the Master out of

the monument, and we know not where they have 3 laid him. Immediately Peter went out, and the 4 other disciple, to go to the monument. And both

ran together, but the other disciple out-ran Peter, 5 and came first to the monument ; and stooping

down, he saw the linen rollers lying, but went not 6 in. Then came Simon Peter, who followed him, 7 and went into the monument, where he observed the

rollers lying, and the handkerchief which had been

wrapped about his head, not laid beside them, but 8 folded up in a place by itself. Then the other dis

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