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not of this world. After the strictest examination Pilate, convinced of the perfect innocence of Jesus, but seeing that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, took water and washed his hands before the multitude saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person, see ye to it. Не said, moreover, I find in Hin no fault at all. But ye have a custom, that I should release unto you one at the passover.

. will ye therefore that I release unto you the king of the Jews? Then cried they all, saying not this man, but Barabbas. Now Barabbas was a robber. And so Pilate released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast into prison, whom they


had desired, but he delivered Jesus to their will." CHAP. XIII. Of the crucifixion of

Jesus. John xix. Luke xxiii.

“THEN Pilate therefore took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on His head, and they put ont Him a purple robe," and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote Hirn with their hands." Pilate then brought Jesus “forth, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe." “When the chief Priests therefore and officers saw Him, they cried out, saying, crucify Him, crucify Him." Then Pilate delivered Jesus to be crucified. And as they led Himaway “there followed Him a great company of peo


ple, and of women, wbich also bewailed and lamented Him. But Jesus turning unto them, said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children,” “And when they were come to the place which is called Calvary, there they crucified Him between two thieves.” Then said Jesus, "Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do. And one of the malefactors which were hanged, railed on Him, saying, It Thou be the Christ, save Thyself and us. But the other answering, rebuked him, saying, Dost thou not fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation ? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but This Man hath

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done nothing amiss." Now there stood by the cross of Jesus, His mother and His mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene When Jesus therefore saw His nother, and the disciplestanding by whom He loved, He saith unto His mother, Woman, behold thy Son. Then saith He to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that time, that disciple took her unto his own home. CHAP. XIV. Of the death and

burial of Jesus. Luke xxiii. Mark XV. Matt. xxvii..

"AND it was about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.” “And the sun was darkened, and the yail of the temple was

rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, He said, "Father, into Thy hands, I commend my spirit;" and haying said thus, He gave up the ghost. And when the Centurion, which stood over against Him, saw what was done, he said, “Truly, this was the Son of God.” “Now, when the even was come, Joseph of Arimathea, an houourable counsel, lor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldiy unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus, And Pilate, when he knew of the centurion that Jesus was dead, "gave the body to Joseph. And he bought fine linen, and took Jesus down and wrapped Him in the linen, and laid Him in a

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