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up to the Jews: but indeed my kingdom is not from hence."

37 Pilate, therefore, said to him, "Art thou a king then?" Jesus answered, "Thou sayest truly; for I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, that I might bear witness to the truth. Every one that is of the truth, hearkeneth to my voice."

that I might not be delivered | man." 6 When, therefore, the chief-priests and the officers saw him, they cried out, saying, "Crucify, crucify him." Pilate said to them, "Take ye him, and crucify him: for I find no fault in him." 7 The Jews answered him, "We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself a son of God."

38 Pilate said to him, "What is truth?" And when he had said this, he went out again to the Jews, and said to them, "I find no fault in him. 39 But ye have a custom, that I should release to you one, at the passover will ye, therefore, that I release to you the King of the Jews?" 40 Then all cried out, saying, "Not this man, but Barabbas." Now Barabbas was a robber.

CH. XIX. 1 Then Pilate, upon this, took Jesus, and Scourged him. 2 And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns,* and put it on his head; and they clothed him with a purple garment, 3 and said, "Hail, King of the Jews." 3 And they struck! him with the palms of their hands. 4 Then Pilate went out again, and said to them, "See, I bring him out to you, that ye may know that I find no

fault in him."

5 Then Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns, and the purple garment. And Pilate said to them, "See, the

8 When Pilate, therefore, heard these words, he was the more afraid; 9 and went again into the judgment-hall, and said to Jesus, "Whence art thou?" But Jesus gave him no answer. 10 Pilate, [therefore], said to him, "Speakest thou not to me? knowest thou not that I have authority to crucify thee, and have authority to release thee?" 11 Jesus answered, "Thou couldst have no authority against me, unless it had been given thee from above: for this reason, he that delivered me up to thee hath greater sin." 12 Thenceforth, Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, "If thou release this man, thou art not Cæsar's friend. Whosoever maketh himself a king, speaketh against Cæsar.”

13 When Pilate, therefore, heard these words, he brought Jesus out; and sat down on [the] judgment-seat, in a place which is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha: 14 (Now it was the preparationday of the passover, and about

"Most probably of acanthus or bearsfoot; a soft and flexible herb, which grew in abundance in the vicinity of Jerusalem. The design of the Roman soldiers was not so much to torment Jesus, as to insult him, and to deride his pretensions to royalty. Pilate still wished to release him. See ver. 4. Bishop Pearce on Matt. xxvii. 29." Im. Ver. note.

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23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his mantle, (and made four parts, to every soldier a part,) and his coat also: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout. 24 They said, therefore, among them selves, "Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be." So that the scripture was

fulfilled, which saith, "They divided my garments among them, and for my vesture they cast lots." These things, therefore, the soldiers did.

25 Now, there stood by the cross of Jesus, his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. 26 When Jesus, therefore, saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, thy son." 27 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 things were now finished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst." 29 Now a vessel was set there, full of vinegar. And some filled a sponge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and raised it to his mouth. 30 When Jesus, therefore, had received the vinegar, he said, "It is finished;" and he bowed his head, and ex

THE KING OF THE JEWS.

31 THE Jews, therefore, be

20 And many of the Jews read this title; for the place where Jesus was crucified was near the city: and it was written in Hebrew, Greek, and Latin. 21 Upon this, the chiefpriests of the Jews said to Pilate, "Write not, 'The kingpired. of the Jews; but that he said I am king of the Jews."" 22 Pilate cause it was the day of prepaanswered, "What I have writ-ration, that the bodies might ten, I have written." not remain upon the cross on the sabbath, (for that sabbath was a great day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then the soldiers came, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other that was crucified with him : 33 but when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was already dead, they brake not his legs :

34 but one of the soldiers pierc-, removed from the tomb. 2 She ed his side with a spear, and ran, therefore, and came to Siimmediately there came out mon Peter, and to the other disblood and water. ciple whom Jesus loved: and said to them, "they have taken away our Master out of the tomb; and we know not where they have laid him." 3 Peter, therefore, went out, and that other disciple; and they came to the tomb.

35 And he who saw these things beareth witness; (and his testimony is true: he even knoweth that he saith truly;) that ye also may believe. 36 For these things were done, so that the scripture was fulfilled, "A bone of it shall not be broken." 37 And again another part of scripture saith, "They shall looked on him whom they pierced."

4 Now they both ran together: but the other disciple outran Peter, and came first to the tomb. 5 And when he had stooped down, to look in, he saw the linen bands lying; but he went not in. 6 Then came Simon Peter, following him; and he went into the tomb, and saw the linen bands lying; 7 and the napkin, which had been about his head, not lying with the linen bands, but wrapped up, apart in another place.

8 Then went in that other

38 [Now] after this, Joseph of Arimathea (being a disciple of Jesus, but a concealed one for fear of the Jews,) besought Pilate, that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came, therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 39 And Nicodemus also came, (he that at first had come to Je

sus by night,) bringing a mix-disciple also, who came first to ture of myrrh and aloes, about the tomb; and he saw and bethe weight of a hundred pounds. lieved not. 9 For as yet they did not understand by the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples went home again.

40 Then they took the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen bands with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to embalm. 41 Now, in the place where he was crucified was a garden; and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one had ever been laid. 42 There they laid Jesus, therefore, on account of the preparation-day of the Jews; for the tomb was near.

11 But Mary stood without, at the tomb, weeping; and, as she wept, she stooped down, to look into the tomb; 12 and saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 And they said to her, "Woman, why weepest thou?" She said to them, "Because they have taken away my Master, and I know not where they have laid him.”

CH. XX. 1 BUT on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb in the morning, when it was yet dark, and saw that the stone had been

of any, they are remitted to them; if ye retain them, they are retained."

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14 When she had said this, she turned back, and saw Jesus standing; but knew not that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, "Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou?" She supposing him to be the keeper of the garden, said to him, Sir, if thou hast carried him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away." 16 Jesus said to her, "Mary." She turned, and said to him, "Rabboni." Which signifieth, My Teacher. 17 Jesus said to her, "Embrace me not: for I do not yet ascend to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say to nem, 'I ascend to my Father and your Father, and to my God and your God."" 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her.

19 THEN, in the evening of that day, being the first day of the week, the doors where the disciples were [assembled] having been shut for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in, the midst; and said to them, "Peace be to you." 20 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad, when they saw the Lord. 21 Then Jesus said to them again, "Peace be to you: as the Father sent me, so I send you." 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, "Receive ye the holy spirit. 23 If ye remit the sins

24 BUT Thomas, called Didymus, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 Then, the other disciple, said to him, "We have seen our Master." But he said to them, "Unless I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe."

26 And, within eight days, his disciples were again within, and Thomas with them: then Jesu came, the doors having been shut, and stood in the midst, and said, "Peace be to you." 27 Then he said to Thomas, "Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing." 28 Thomas answered, and said to him, My Lord, and my God!"* 29 Jesus said to him," Because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed; happy are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”

30 NOW Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: 31 but these are written, that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that, believing, ye may have life through his name.

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CH. XXI. 1 AFTER these things, Jesus showed himself

"These words are usually understood as a confession. Beza says that they are an exclamation: q. d. My Lord! and my God!' how great is thy power! Eph. i. 19, 20. "Whitby's Last Thoughts, 2d ed. p. 78." Newcome.

again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias

11 Simon Peter went into the and in this man-vessel, and drew the net to land, ner he showed himself. 2 There full of great fishes, a hundred were together, Simon Peter, and and fifty-three and although Thomas called Didymus, and there were so many, yet the net Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, was not broken. 12 Jesus said to and the sons of Zebedee, and two them," Come and dine." Now others of his disciples. 3 Simon none of the disciples durst inPeter said to them, "I am going quire of him, "Who art thou?" to fish." They said to him, knowing that it was their Mas"We also will go with thee." ter. 13 Jesus [then] came, and They departed, and went [im- took bread, and gave to them, mediately into a ship; and on and fish in like manner. 14 This that night they caught nothing. was the third time that Jesus 4 But when morning was now had already showed himself to come, Jesus stood on the shore: his disciples, after he was raisthe disciples, however, knewed from the dead. not that it was Jesus.

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15 SO when they had dined, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon son of Jonah, lovest thou me more than these?""* He said to him, "Yes, Master: thou knowest that I love thee.” He said to him, "Feed my lambs." 16 He said to him again a second time, "Simon son of Jonah, lovest thou me?" He said to him, "Yes, Master: thou knowest that I love thee." He said to him," Tend my sheep." Now, when Simon Peter 17 He said to him the third heard that it was their Master, time, "Simon son of Jonah, he girt on his upper garment, lovest thou me?" Peter grieved (for he was naked), and cast that he said to him the third himself into the sea. 8 And the time, "Lovest thou me?" and other disciples came in the ves- he said to him, Master, thou sel, (for they were not far from knowest all things; thou knowland, but as it were two hun-est that I love thee." Jesus said dred cubits), dragging the net to him, "Feed my sheep. full of fishes. 9 As soon as they landed, they saw a fire of coals lying, and fish laid thereon; and bread. 10 Jesus said to them, "Bring of the fishes which ye have now caught."

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18" Verily, verily, I say to thee, When thou wast young, thou didst gird thyself and walk whither thou wouldst: but when thou shalt be old, thou wilt stretch forth thy hands, and

* Or, more than thou lovest these things? See Bishop Pearce. The original is ambiguous.

5 Then Jesus said to them, "Young men, have ye any food?" They answered him, "No." 6 And he said to them, "Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye will get some." They cast it, therefore: and now they were not able to draw it, for the multitude of fishes. 7 Wherefore that disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, "It is our Master."

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