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JOHN. CHA P. XXVII. CHA P. XV. CH A P. XXIII. CHAP. XVIII. Jews? And Jesus said And he answering faid And he answered him unto him, Thou sayeft. to him, Thou sayest it. and said, Thou sayelt it. 12 And when he

3 And the chief was accused of the priests accused him of chief priests and el- many things : ders,

buc he answered nothing.. he answered nothing.

13 Then faith Pi. 4 And Pilate asked late unto him, Heareft him again, saying, Anthou not how many swerest thou nothing? things they witness a- behold how gainst thee?

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gainst thee. 14 And he answer 5 But Jesus yet aned him to never a swered nothing ; so word, insomuch that that Pilate marvelled. the governour marvelled greatly.

33 Then Pilate entred into the judgmenthall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the king of the Jews ?

34 Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this. thing of thy felf, or did others tell it thee of me?

35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation, and the chief priests have de

livered thee unto me: Fews, which he own'd without the least concern. In the mean time the Members of the Sanhedrim alledg’d many crimes against him, which Jesus disdain'd to anfwer, not willing to do or say any thing that might argue a desire to escape death. Pilat, who knew not his design, ask'd him why he took no notice of what they laid to his charge, and whether he did not hear what he was accus'd of. But Jésus continued still silent, which made Pilat greatly marvel..

Then coming again into the Judgment-Hall, he sent for Jesues, while the Jems were without, and ask'd him a second time whether he were indeed the King of the Jeros. Jesus ask'd him in his turn, whether he put the Question to him of his own accord, or being instigated by the Jews ? To whom Pilat in a sort of Paffion; I am no for, said he, nor defirous to be acquainted with any of their Cur toms : Thy own Countrymen, and the Chief Priests have deliver'd thee into my






What hast thou done?

36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world : if my kingdom were of this world, then would my fervants fight, chat I should not be delivered to the Jews : buc now is my kingdom not from hence.

37 Pilate cherefore said to him, Art thou a king chen ? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came l into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, heareth my voice.

38 Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he

had said this, he went out a4 Then said Pilate to the gain to the Jews, and faith chief priests, and to the peo- unto them, I find in him no ple, I find no fault in this man. faule at all.

5 And they were the more fierce, saying, he stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from

Galilee to this place. bands : Wherein hast thou offended them? Jesus then told him he was truly call'd the King of the Jews, but that his Regal Dignity was not of that nature, as to create the lealt jealousy among the Romans, his Kingdom not being Terrestrial like that of the Romin 'Empire. For had his Kingdom bin of this World, he should have rais'd-Men to defend him against the Power of the fends his Enemies. But, faid he, my Kingdom, as I have told thee, is not of this world. Which when Pilat heard, he said, Thou art then a King however. To whom Jesus made answer, Thou sayest I am a King, and that truly; for this purpose was I born, that I might found an Empire, and I am come to Men on purpose to show them the Truth which whoever loves, easily assents unto me. Pilat then presently inquir'd what that same Truth was which Jesus taught, but without itaying for an Answer ; and perceiving plainly that Jefus was no way dispos'd to caule a Rebellion, he went out to th: Jers, and told them he found no manner of crime in him. But they the more vehemently urg'd against him, that his Doctrin tended to stir up the Jews to Rebellion, and that he had spread it abroad over all Judea, not excepting Jerufalem, having begun in Galilee,






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8 And when Herod faw Jesus, he was exceeding glad : for he

was desirous to see him of a long season, because he had heard many things of him; and he . hoped to have seen some miracle done by him.

9 Then he questioned with him in many words : but he answered him nothing.

10 And the chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him.

a And Herod wich his men of war fer him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate.

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Pilat hearing Galilee mention'd, inquir'd whether he were a Galilean : which being inform'd of, he commanded' bim to be carried before Herod Anipis, who at that time was in Jerusalem, as one born and educated in his Province'; requiring his Accusers also to repair thither, and impeach hiin; Herod being better acquainted with the Business

. Herod at the light of Jesus was extremely pleas'd, hoping to fee fome Miracle perform'd by him in his presence. To which end he put several Questions to him, to which Jefiis disdain'd making any reply, not willing to fatis fy a vain curiosity, or show any reluctancy againit the Death he knew he was to fuffer. In the mean while several Members of the Sanhedrim prefer'd their Accufations against him. Herod, not being able to get any answer from him, nor judg. ing him any way formidable to the Rom in Government, he and bis Courtiers had him in derision; and having caus'd him to be cloth'd in a white Robe as a token of his Innocency, he sent him back to Pilat. Before that Herod and Pilag had bin at variance, but upon this occasion were that day reconcild.






13 And Pilace when he had called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people,

Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverreth the people: and behold, I have examined him before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereot

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lease him. 15 Now at that 6 Now at that feast 17 For of neceffity 39 But ye have a feast the governour he released unto them he must release one custom, that I should

unto was wont to release to one prisoner,

them at the release unto you one the people a prisoner,

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at the pafsover: whom they would. soever they desired.. .

i 16 And they had 7 And there was one then a notable prisoner, named Barabbas, called Barabbas.

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Fesus being brought back to Pilat, be summond the Sanhedrim and the reit of thë Jeros, whom he thus accosted : You have brought, faid he, this Man before me as one turbulent and seditious, and that has endeavor'd to raise a mutiny against the Roman Government. I have examin'd him, and find him not guilty of what you i lay to his chargę, nor yet Herod the Tetrarch of Galilec (in whole. Jurisdiction you fay he was born and bred) who has also acquitted him. I will therefore chaf.. tise him, and fet hin free. Now it was customary for the Governors of Fudes : to gratify the Jerus with the release of a Prisoner during the festival of the Patover. . At that time having a notorious Robber, whose name was B irabbas, that was taken



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unto chem. 17 Therefore when they were gathered to 9 Bur Pilare angether, Pilate faid un- swered them, saying, to them, whom will will ye that I releale ye that I release to unto you you? Barabbas, or Jesus, which

the king of is called Christ? the Jews ? 18 For he knew

10 (For he knew that for envy they had that the chief priests delivered him. had delivered him for

envy) 19 When he was ser down on the judgment Teat, his wife fent to him, saying, Have thou nothing to do with that just man: for I have suffered many things this day in a dream, because of him.

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with several feditious Persons in a Riot, and had likewise committed Murder; and the Multitude importuning Pilat that according to custom, he would release a Prisoner, as he had always done since he govern'd Judea: Pilt therefore demanded which they would rather have set free, Jejus call'd the Messiah or King of the Jews, or Barabbas ? For Pilat knew very well that the Chief Priests fought his death out of envy to the great Esteem he had among tire People by his Doctrine and Miracles, (having before heard of the Fame of Jesus) not that they thought him guilty of any capital Crime. While these things were transacting, Pilat's Wife sent to him, as he was sitting upon the Tribunal, intreating him to spare that innocent Person whom the Jews accus'd, afirming The had bin greatly troubl’d in a Dream wherein be seem'd to condemn him.) Pilit

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