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LV . Jerusalem and the Day of Judgment
AND Jesus went out, and departed from the temple : and his
disciples came to him
for to shew him the buildings of the
2. And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things ? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon
another, that shall not be thrown down.
3. Then let them which be in Judea flee into the mountains :
4. Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take
any thing out of his house :
5. Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his
6. And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that
give suck in those days !
7. But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on
the sabbath day :
8. For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since
the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
9. Now learn a parable of the fig tree ; When his branch is
yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is
10. So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know
that it is near even
at the doors.
11. But of that day and hour knoweth no man,
no, not the
angels of heaven, but my Father only.
12. But as the days of Noe were,
so shall also the coming of
the Son of man be.
13. For as in the days that were before the flood they were
eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage until the
day that Noe entered into the ark,
14. And knew not until the flood came, and took them all
away ; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.
15. Then shall two be in the field ; the one shall be taken, and
the other left.
16. Two women shall be
grinding at the mill ; the one shall be
taken, and the other left.
17. Watch therefore; for ye know not what hour your Lord
18. But know this, that if the goodman of the house had
known in what watch the thief would come, he would have
watched, and would not have suffered his house to be broken
19. Therefore be ye also ready : for in such an hour as ye think
not the Son of man cometh.
LVI . The Faithful and Wise Servant
WHO then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath
made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due
2. Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh
shall find so doing.
3. Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all
4. But and if that evil servant shall"say in his heart, My lord
delayeth his coming,
5. And shall begin to smite his
fellow—servants, and to eat and
drink with the drunken;
6. The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he
looketh not for him,
and in an hour that he is not aware of,
7. And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him
with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of
LVII . Parable of the Ten Virgins
THEN shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took their lamps, and went forth to meet the
2. And five of them were wise, and five were
3. They that were
foolish took their lamps, and took no oil
4. But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.
5. While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and
6. And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh ; go ye out to meet him.
7. Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.
8. And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil ; for
our lamps are gone out.
9. But the wise answered, saying, Not so
; lest there be not
enough for us and you : but go ye rather to them that sell, and
buy for yourselves.
10. And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and
they that were ready went in with him to the marriage: and the
door was shut.
11. Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord,
open to us.
12. But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.
13. Watch, therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein
the Son of man cometh.
LVIII . Parable of the Talents
FOR the kingdom of heaven
is as a man travelling into a far
called his own servants, and delivered unto them
his goods. 2. And unto one he gave five talents, to another two, and
to another one ; to every man according to his several ability ; and
straightway took his journey. 3. Then he that had received the five
talents went and traded with the same, and made them
five talents. 4. And likewise he that had received
also gained other two. 5. But he that had received one went and
digged in the earth, and hid his lord’s money. 6. After a long
time the lord of those servants cometh, and reckoneth with them. 7.
And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five
talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents :
behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. 8. His lord
said unto him, Well done, thou
good and faithful servant :
thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler
over many things : enter thou into the joy of thy lord. 9. He also
that had received two talents came and said, Lord, thou deliveredst
unto me two talents : behold, I have gained two other talents beside
them. 10. His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful
servant ; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make
thee ruler over many things ; enter thou into the joy of thy lord.
11. Then he which had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I
knew thee that thou art an hard man, reaping where thou hast not
sown, and gathering where thou hast not strawed : 12. And I was
afraid, and went and hid thy talent in the earth : lo, there
thou hast that
is thine. 13. His lord answered and said unto
wicked and slothful servant, thou knewest that I
reap where I sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed : 14.
Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and
at my coming I should have received mine own with usury.
15. Take therefore the talent from him, and give it
which hath ten talents. 16. For unto every one that hath shall be
given, and he shall have abundance : but from him that hath not
shall be taken away even that which he hath. 17. And cast ye the
unprofitable servant into outer darkness ; there shall be weeping
and gnashing of teeth.
LIX . The Day of Judgment
AND take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged
with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so
that day come upon you unawares. 2. For as a snare shall it come on
all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth. 3. Watch ye
therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to
escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before
the Son of man. 4. When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and
all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of
his glory: 5. And before him shall be gathered all nations : and he
shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his
sheep from the goats : 6. And he shall set the sheep on his right
hand, but the goats on the left. 7. Then shall the King say unto
them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the
kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world : 8. For I
was an hungered, and ye gave me meat : I was thirsty, and ye gave me
drink : I was a stranger, and ye took me in; 9. Naked, and ye
clothed me : I was sick, and ye visited me : I was in prison, and ye
came unto me. 10. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord,
when saw we thee an hungered, and fed thee ? or thirsty, and
gave thee drink ? 11. When saw we thee a stranger, and took
thee in ? or naked, and clothed thee ? 12. Or when saw we thee sick,
or in prison, and came unto thee ? 13. And the King shall answer and
say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it
unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.
14. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from
me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his
angels : 15. For I was an hungered, and ye gave me no meat : I was
thirsty, and ye gave me no drink : 16. I was a stranger, and ye took
me not in : naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and
ye visited me not. 17. Then shall they also answer him, saying,
Lord, when saw we thee an hungered, or athirst, or a stranger, or
naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee ? 18.
Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily, I say unto you, Inasmuch
as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it
not to me. 19. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment:
but the righteous into life eternal.
LX . A Woman Anonteth Him
AFTER two days was the feast
of the passover, and of unleavened
bread ; and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might
take him by craft, and put him
to death. 2. But they said,
Not on the feast day,
lest there be an uproar of the people.
3. And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the
leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box
of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and
on his head. 4. And there were some that had
indignation within themselves, and said, Why was this waste of the
ointment made ? 5. For it might have been sold for more than three
hundred pence, and have been given to the poor. And they murmured
against her. 6. And Jesus said, Let her alone ; why trouble ye her ?
she hath wrought a good work on me. 7. For ye have the poor with you
always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good: but me ye have
not always. 8. She hath done what she could : she is come aforehand
to anoint my body to the burying.
LXI . Judas Undertakes to Point Out Jesus
THEN one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief
priests, 2. And said unto them,
What will ye give me, and I
will deliver him unto you ? And they covenanted with him for thirty
pieces of silver. 3. And from that time he sought opportunity to
LXII . Precepts to His Disciples, Washes their Feet.
Trouble of Mind and Prayer
NOW the first day
of the feast
of unleavened bread the
disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we
prepare for thee to eat the passover ? 2. And he said, Go into the
city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is
at hand ; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.
3. And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them ; and they made
ready the passover. 4. Now when the even was come, he sat down with
the twelve. 5. And there was also a strife among them, which of them
should be accounted the greatest. 6. And he said unto them, The
kings of the Gentiles exercised lordship over them ; and they that
exercise authority upon them are called benefactors. 7. But ye shall
so : but he that is greatest among you, let him be as
the younger ; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve. 8. For
whether is greater, he that sittetth at meat, or he that serveth ? is
not he that siteth at meat ? but I am among you as he that serveth.
9. And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart
of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son,
to betray him ; 10. He
riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments ; and took a towel,
and girded himself. 11. After that he poureth water into a basin,
and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them
with the towel wherewith he was girded. 12. Then cometh he to Simon
Peter ; and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet ? 13.
Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now ;
but thou shalt know hereafter. 14. Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt
never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou
hast no part with me. 15. Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my
feet only, but also my
hands and my
head. 16. Jesus
saith to Him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his
feet, but is clean every whit : and ye are clean, but not all. 17.
For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all
clean. 18. So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his
garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I
have done to you ? 19. Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well,
for so I am. 20. If I then, your
Lord and Master, have washed
your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet. 21. For I
have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
22. Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than
his lord ; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
23. If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them. 24. When
Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and
said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray
me. 25. Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom
he spake. 26. Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his
disciples whom Jesus loved. 27. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to
him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. 28. He
then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it ? 29.
Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have
And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to
Judas Iscariot, the son
Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man
glorified, and God is glorified in him. 31. A new commandment I give
unto you, That ye love one another ; as I have loved you, that ye
also love one another. 32. By this shall all men
know that ye
are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. 33. Then said
Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night:
for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the
flock shall be scattered abroad. 34. Peter answered and said unto
him, Though all men
shall be offended because of thee, yet
will I never be offended. 35. And he said unto him, Lord, I am ready
to go with thee, both into prison, and to death. 36. And he said, I
tell thee, Peter, the cock shall not crow this day, before that thou
shalt thrice deny that thou knowest me. 37. Peter said unto him,
Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise
also said all the disciples.
38. Then cometh Jesus
with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and said unto the
disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. 39. And he took
with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be
sorrowful and very heavy. 40. Then saith he unto them, My soul is
exceeding sorrowful, even unto death ; tarry ye here, and watch with
me. 41. And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and
prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass
from me : nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith
unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour ? 43. Watch
and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is
willing, but the flesh is weak. 44. He went away again the second
time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away
from me, except I drink it, thy will be done. 45. And he came and
found them asleep again : for their eyes were heavy. 46. And he left
them, and went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the
same words. 47. Then cometh he to his disciples, and saith unto
them, Sleep on now, and take your
rest : behold, the hour is
at hand, and the Son of man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.
LXIII . Judas Conducts the Officers to Jesus
WHEN Jesus had spoken these words, he went forth with his disciples over
the brook Cedron, where was a garden, into the which he entered, and
his disciples. 2. And Judas also, which betrayed him, knew the place
; for Jesus ofttimes resorted thither with his disciples. 3. Judas
then, having received a band of men
and officers from the
chief priests and Pharisees, cometh thither with lanterns and
torches and weapons. 4. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign,
saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he ; hold him fast. 5.
And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master, and kissed
him. 6. And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come ?
Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.
LXIV . He is Arrested and Carried Before Caiaphas, the High Priest
and is Condemned
JESUS therefore, knowing all things that should come upon him, went forth,
and said unto them, Whom seek ye ? 2. They answered him, Jesus of
Nazareth. Jesus saith unto them, I am he. And Judas also, which
betrayed him, stood with them. 3. As soon then as he had said unto
them, I am he,
they went backward, and fell to the ground. 4.
Then asked he them again, Whom seek ye ? And they said, Jesus of
Nazareth. 5. Jesus answered, I have told you that I am he
if therefore ye seek me, let these go their way : 6. And Jesus said
unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come ? Then came they, and laid
hands on Jesus, and took him. 7. And, behold, one of them which were
with Jesus stretched out his hand,
and drew his sword, and
struck a servant of the high priest's, and smote off his ear.
8. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place:
for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. 9. In
that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as
against a thief with swords and staves for to take me ? I sat daily
with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me. 10. But
all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be
fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled. 11. And
there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast
and the young men laid hold on
him : 12. And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.
13, And they that had laid hold on Jesus led
to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were
assembled. 14. And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did
another disciple : that disciple was known unto the high priest, and
went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. 15. But Peter
stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which
was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the
door, and brought in Peter. 16. Then saith the damsel that kept the
door, unto Peter, Art not thou also one
of this man's
disciples ? He saith, I am not. 17. And the servants and officers
stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they
warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.
18. And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said
therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples ? He
denied it, and said, I am not. 19. One of the servants of the high
priest, being his
kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did
not I see thee in the garden with him ? 20. Peter then denied again
: and immediately the cock crew. 21. And Peter remembered the word
of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny
me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.
The high priest then asked Jesus of his disciples, and of his
doctrine. 23. Jesus answered him, I spake openly to the world ; I
ever taught in the synagogue, and in the temple, whither the Jews
always resort ; and in secret have I said nothing. 24. Why askest
thou me ? ask them which heard me, what I have said unto them :
behold, they know what I said. 25. And when he had thus spoken, one
of the officers which stood by struck Jesus with the palm of his
hand, saying, Answerest thou the high priest so ? 26. Jesus answered
him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil ; but if well,
why smitest thou me ? 27. And the chief priests and all the council
sought for witness against Jesus to put him to death ; and found
none. 28. For many bare false witness against him, but their witness
agreed not together. 29. And there arose certain, and bare false
witness against him, saying, 30. We heard him say, I will destroy
this temple that is made with hands, and within three days I will
build another made without hands. 31. But neither so did their
witness agree together. 32. And the high priest stood up in the
midst, and asked Jesus, saying, Answerest thou nothing ? what is
these witness against thee ? 33. But he held his peace,
and answered nothing. Again the high priest asked him, and said unto
him, Art thou the Christ, the Son of the Blessed ? 34. Art thou the
Christ ? tell us. And he said unto them, If I tell you, ye will not
believe : 35. And if I also ask you,
ye will not answer me,
nor let me
go. 36. Then said they all, Art thou then the Son
of God ? And he said unto them, Ye say that I am. 37. Then the high
priest rent his clothes, and saith, What need we any further
witnesses ? 38. Ye have heard the blasphemy ; what think ye ? And
they all condemned him to be guilty of death. 39. And some began to
spit on him, and to cover his face, and to buffet him, and to say
unto him, Prophesy : and the servants did strike him with the palms
of their hands. to buffet him, and to say unto him, Prophesy : and
the servants did strike him with the palms of their hands.
LXV . He is then Carried to Pilate
THEN led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment : and it was
early ; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest
they should be defiled ; but that they might eat the passover. 2.
Pilate then went out unto them, and said, What accusation bring ye
against this man ? 3. They answered and said unto him, If he were
not a malefactor, we would not have delivered him up unto thee. 4.
Then said Pilate unto them, Take ye him, and judge him according to
your law. The Jews therefore said unto him, It is not lawful for us
to put any man to death. 5. Then Pilate entered into the judgment
hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King
of the Jews ? 6. Jesus answered him, Sayest thou this thing of
thyself, or did others tell it thee of me ? 7. Pilate answered, Am I
a Jew ? Thine own nation and the chief priests have delivered thee
unto me : what hast thou done ? 8. Jesus answered, My kingdom is not
of this world, if my kingdom were of this world, then would my
servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews : but now
is my kingdom not from hence. 9. Pilate therefore said unto him, Art
thou a king then ? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To
this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that
I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth
heareth my voice. 10. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth ? And
when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith
unto them, I find in him no fault at all.
11. And they were
the more fierce, saying, He stirreth up the people, teaching
throughout all Jewry, beginning from Galilee to this place. 12. Then
said Pilate unto him, Hearest thou not how many things they witness
against thee ?
LXVI . Who Sends Him to Herod
WHEN Pilate heard of Galilee, he asked whether the man were a Galilean.
2. And as soon as he knew that he belonged unto Herod's
jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who himself also was at
Jerusalem at that time.
3. And when Herod saw
Jesus, he was exceeding glad ; for he was desirous to see him of a
because he had heard many things of him ; and he
hoped to have seen some miracle done by him. 4. Then he questioned
with him in many words ; but he answered him nothing. 5. And the
chief priests and scribes stood and vehemently accused him. 6. And
Herod with his men of war set him at naught, and mocked him,
and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. 7.
And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together : for
before they were at enmity between themselves.
LXVII . Receives Him Back, Scourges and Delivers Him to Execution
AND Pilate, when he had called together the chief priests and the rulers
and the people, 2. Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me,
as one that perverteth the people : and, behold, I, having examined
before you, have found no fault in this man touching
those things whereof ye accuse him ; 3. No, nor yet Herod; for I
sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
4. I will therefore chastise him, and release him.
5. Now at that
feast the governor was wont to release
unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. 6. And they had then a
notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 7. Therefore when they were
gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I
release unto you ? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ ? 8.
For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
9. When he was set down on the judgment seat, his wife sent unto
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. 10. But the
chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should
ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus. 11. The governor answered and said
unto them, Whether of the twain will ye that I release unto you ?
They said, Barabbas. 12. Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do
then with Jesus which is called Christ ? They
all say unto
him, Let him be crucified. 13. And the governor said, Why, what evil
hath he done ? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be
crucified. 14. Then released he Barabbas unto them ; and when he had
scourged Jesus, he delivered him
to be crucified.
LXVIII . His Crucifixion, Death and Burial
THEN the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and
gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers.
2. And when
they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a
reed in his right hand : and they bowed the knee before him, and
mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews ! 3. And they spit upon
him, and took the reed and smote him on the head. 4. And after that
they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his
own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.
5. Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he
was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces
of silver to the chief priests and elders, 6. Saying, I have sinned
in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is
that to us ?
see thou to that.
7. And he cast down the
pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged
himself. 8. And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said,
It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is
the price of blood. 9. And they took counsel, and bought with them
the potters field, to bury strangers in. 10. Wherefore that field
was called, The field of blood, unto this day. 11. And as they led
him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of
the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it
after Jesus. 12. And there followed him a great company of people,
and of women, which also bewailed and lamented him. 13. But Jesus
turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but
weep for yourselves, and for your children. 14. For, behold, the
days are coming, in the which they shall say, Blessed are
barren, and the wombs that never bare, and the paps which never gave
suck. 15. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us
; and to the hills, Cover us. 16. For if they do these things in a
green tree, what shall be done in the dry ?
And there were also two other, malefactors, led with him to be put
to death. 18. And he bearing his cross went forth into a place
called the place
of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew,
Golgotha : 19. Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on
either side one, and Jesus in the midst.
Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was,
JESUS OF NAZARETH THE KING OF THE JEWS. 21. This title then read
many of the Jews : for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh
to the city : and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin.
22. Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not,
The King of the Jews ; but that he said, I am King of the Jews. 23.
Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.
24. Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his
garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his
coat : now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.
25. They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but
cast lots for it, whose it shall be; that the scripture might be
fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for
my vesture they did cast lots. These things therefore the soldiers
26. And they that passed by reviled him,
wagging their heads, 27. And saying, Thou that destroyest the
temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the
Son of God, come down from the cross. 28. Likewise also the chief
priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said, 29. He saved
others ; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let
him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him. 30. He
trusted in God ; let him deliver him now, if he will have him: for
he said, I am the Son of God. 31. 1[ And one of the malefactors
which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save
thyself and us. 32. But the other answering rebuked him, saying,
Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation ?
33. And we indeed justly ; for we receive the due reward of our
deeds : but this man hath done nothing amiss. 34. Then said Jesus,
Father, forgive them ; for they know not what they do. And they
parted his raiment, and cast lots.
35. Now there
stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother'
sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 36. When
Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom
he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son ! 37. Then
saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother ! And from that hour
that disciple took her unto his own home. 38. And about the ninth
hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama
sabachthani ? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken
me? 39. Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said,
This man calleth for Elias. 40. And straightway one of them ran, and
took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and
gave him to drink. 41. The rest said, Let be, let us see whether
Elias will come to save him.
42. Jesus, when he
had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 43. And
many women were there beholding afar off, which followed Jesus from
Galilee, ministering unto him : 44. Among which was Mary Magdalene,
and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of Zebedee’s
LXIX . His Burial
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, and that they might be taken away. 2. Then came the
soldiers, and brake the legs of the first, and of the other which
was crucified with him. 3. But when they came to Jesus, and saw that
he was dead already, they brake not his legs : 4. But one of the
soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and forthwith came there out
blond and water.
5. And after this Joseph of
Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly 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. 6. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to
Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an
hundred pound weight. 7. 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. 8. New in the place where he was crucified there was a garden
; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein never man yet laid. 9.
There laid they Jesus : and rolled a great stone to the door of the
sepulchre, and departed.