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Chapter 27

1And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to death. 2And they brought him bound, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor. 3Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, 4Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? look thou to it. 5And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed: and went and hanged himself with an halter. 6But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood. 7And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers. 8For this cause the field was called Haceldama, that is, The field of blood, even to this day. 9Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel. 10And they gave them unto the potter's field, as the Lord appointed to me. 11And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest it. 12And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing. 13Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee? 14And he answered him to never a word; so that the governor wondered exceedingly. 15Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would. 16And he had then a notorious prisoner, that was called Barabbas. 17They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ? 18For he knew that for envy they had delivered him. 19And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent 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. 20But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask Barabbas, and make Jesus away. 21And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said, Barabbas. 22Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified. 23The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified. 24And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made; taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you to it. 25And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and our children. 26Then he released to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him unto them to be crucified. 27Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band; 28And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him. 29And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying: Hail, king of the Jews. 30And spitting upon him, they took the reed, and struck his head. 31And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify him. 32And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced to take up his cross. 33And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary. 34And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink. 35And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: They divided my garments among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots. 36And they sat and watched him. 37And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. 38Then were crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand, and one on the left. 39And they that passed by, blasphemed him, wagging their heads, 40And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God, and in three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self: if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross. 41In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and ancients, mocking, said: 42He 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. 43He trusted in God; let him now deliver him if he will have him; for he said: I am the Son of God. 44And the selfsame thing the thieves also, that were crucified with him, reproached him with. 45Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour. 46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? 47And some that stood there and heard, said: This man calleth Elias. 48And immediately one of them running took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar; and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 49And the others said: Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him. 50And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 51And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent. 52And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, 53And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many. 54Now the centurion and they that were with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed this was the Son of God. 55And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: 56Among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. 57And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus. 58He went to Pilate, and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered. 59And Joseph taking the body, wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth. 60And laid it in his own new monument, which he had hewed out in a rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument, and went his way. 61And there was there Mary Magdalen, and the other Mary sitting over against the sepulchre. 62And the next day, which followed the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate, 63Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again. 64Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest perhaps his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead; and the last error shall be worse than the first. 65Pilate saith to them: You have a guard; go, guard it as you know. 66And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting guards.

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