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their voices and those of the chief priests prevailed. 24 And Pilate gave sentence that it should be done as 25 they required. And he released him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they required; and Jesus he delivered up to their will.


And as they led him away, they laid hold of one Simon a Cyrenian, coming from the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it 27 after Jesus. And there followed him a great company of the people, and of women who also bewailed 28 and lamented him. But Jesus turning to them said:

Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep 29 for yourselves, and for your children. For, behold,

days are coming in which they shall say: Happy the barren, and wombs that never bare, and breasts that 30 never gave suck. Then shall they begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us; and to the hills, Cover For if they do these things in the green tree, what shall be done in the dry?

31 us.

32 And there were also two others, malefactors, led 33 with him to be put to death. And when they had

gone away to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified him, and the malefactors, one on 34 the right hand, and the other on the left. And Jesus said: Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they divided his garments, casting lots.

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And the people stood beholding. And the rulers 35. also scoffed, saying: He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ, the chosen of God. And 36 the soldiers also coming to him mocked him, offering him vinegar; and saying, If thou art the King of 37 the Jews, save thyself.

And there was an inscription written over him: 38 THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.

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And one of the malefactors who were hanged 39 railed at him, saying: If thou art the Christ, save thyself and us. But the other answering rebuked 40 him, saying: Dost thou not even fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? And we indeed 41 justly; for we are receiving the due reward of our deeds; but this man has done nothing amiss. And 42 he said to Jesus: Remember me, when thou comest in thy kingdom. And Jesus said to him: Verily 43 I say to thee, to-day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

And it was about the sixth hour; and darkness 44 came over the whole land until the ninth hour. And the sun was darkened; and the vail of the temple 45 was rent in the midst. And Jesus, crying with a 46 loud voice, said: Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit. And having said this, he expired.

And the centurion, seeing what was done, glori- 47 fied God, saying: Verily, this man was righteous! And all the multitudes who had come together to 48 that sight, having beheld the things that were

49 done, smote their breasts and returned. And all his acquaintance were standing afar off, and women who had followed him from Galilee, beholding these things.

50 And, behold, a man named Joseph, a counselor, 51 a good and just man, (he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Arimathea a city of

the Jews, who was waiting for the kingdom of God; 52 this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of 53 Jesus. And he took it down, and wrapped it in

linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in 54 the rock, where no one was yet laid. And it was the day of preparation, and the sabbath drew on. 55 And the women also, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and viewed the sepulchre, 56 and how his body was laid. And returning, they prepared spices and ointments; and on the sabbath they rested according to the commandment.

1 XXIV. Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, 2 bringing the spices which they had prepared. And

they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3 And entering in, they found not the body of the 4 Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, that as they

were much perplexed concerning this, behold, two 5 men stood by them in shining garments. And they being afraid and bowing their faces to the earth, they said to them: Why seek ye the living among

the dead? He is not here, but is risen. Remember 6 how he spake to you when he was yet in Galilee, saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the 7 hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again. And they remembered his 8


And returning from the sepulchre, they reported 9 all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. And it was Mary the Magdalene, and Joanna, and 10 Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who said these things to the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle talk, and 11 they believed them not.

But Peter rose up, and ran to the sepulchre; and 12 stooping down, he beholds the linen cloths lying by themselves; and he departed to his home, wondering at that which was come to pass.

And, behold, two of them were going on that 13 same day to a village called Emmaus, distant sixty furlongs from Jerusalem. And they were convers- 14 ing together concerning all these things that had taken place. And it came to pass, that while they 15 were conversing and reasoning, Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. But their eyes were 16 holden that they should not know him.

And he said to them: What communications are 17 these, that ye have one with another, as ye walk, and are sad? And one, whose name was Cleopas, 18 answering said to him: Dost thou alone sojourn in

Jerusalem and not know the things that have come 19 to pass there in these days? And he said to them, What things? And they said to him: The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the 20 people; and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and 21 crucified him. But we were hoping that it was he who was to redeem Israel. But indeed, beside all this, to day is the third day since these things were 22 done. Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, who were early at the sepulchre ; 23 and not finding his body, came saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is 24 alive. And some of those who were with us went away to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said; but him they saw not.


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Then he said to them: O foolish, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary, that the Christ should suffer 27 these things, and enter into his glory? And beginning from Moses, and all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself.


And they drew near to the village, whither they were going; and he made as though he would go 29 further. But they constrained him, saying: Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to abide with them.

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