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railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save 40 thyself and us. But the other answering, re

buked him, saying, Dost thou not fear God,

seeing thou art in the same condemnation ? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due

reward of our deeds : but this man hath done 42 nothing amiss. And he said unto Jesus, Lord,

remember me when thou comest into thy king43 dom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say

unto thee, to-day thou shalt be with me in

paradise. 44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there

was darkness over all the earth until the ninth 45 hour. * And the sun was darkened, and the vail

of the temple was rent in the midst. 4.6 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice,

he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my

spirit : and having said thus, he expired. 47 Now, when the centurion saw what was

done, he glorified God, saying, Certainly 48 this was a righteous man. And all the people

that came together to that sight, beholding the

things that were done, smote their breasts, and 49 returned. And all his acquaintance, and the

women that followed him from Galilee, stood

afar off, beholding these things. 50 And, behold, there was a man named Jo.

seph, a counsellor, and a worthy, upright man; 51 (the same had not consented to the counsel

and conduct of the Jewish rulers,) he was of

* The Jews reckoned the hours of the day from six in the morning, or at sunrise : so that the sixth hour was the middle of the day. The darkness was probably confined to the land of Judea,

Arimathea, a city of the Jews; who also himself 52 waited for the kingdom of God. * This man

went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Je53 sus.

And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn

in stone, wherein never man before was laid. 54 And that day was the preparation, and the sab

bath drew on. 55 And the women also, which came with him

from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the 56 sepulchre, and how his body was laid. And

they returned, and prepared spices and ointment; and rested the sabbath-day, according to the commandment.

CHAP. XXIV.

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NOW, upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sep

ulchre, bringing the spices whieh they had 2 prepared, and certain others with them. And

they found the stone rolled away from the sep3 ulchre. And they entered in, and found not 4 the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to

pass, as they were much perplexed at this,

behold two men stood ty them in shining gar5 ments. And as they were afraid, and, bowed

down their faces to the earth, hey said unto them, 6 Why seek ye the living among the dead ? He

is not here, but is risen : remember how he

* Was expecting the coming of Christ.

1 This was the Jewish Saturday, or day next before the Sabbathe

spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7 saying, The Son of man must be delivered into

the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and 8 the third day rise again. And they remembered 9 his words. And returned from the sepulchre,

and told all these things unto the cleven, and 10 to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene, and

Joanna, and Mary, the mother of James, and

other women that were with thein, which told 11 these things unto the apostles. And thcir

words seemed to thern as idle tales, and they

believed them not. 12 Then Peter arose, and ran unto the sepul

chre; and stooping down, he beheld the linen clothes laid by themselves, and departed, wondering in himself at that which was come to

pass. 13 And, behold, two of them went that same

day to a village called Emmaus, which was 14 from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs. And

they talked together of all these things which 15 had happened. And it came to pass, that

while they communed together, and reasoned,

Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16 But their eyes were holden, that they should 17 noc know him. And he said unto them, What

manner of communications are these that ye

have one to another, as ye walk, and are sad ? 18 And one of them whose name was Cleopas,

answering, said unto him, Art thou only a stranger in Jerusalem, and hast not known the things

which are come to pass there in these days? 19 And he said unto them, What things ? And

they said unto him, Concerning Jesus of Naz. areth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and 20 word before God and all the people : And how

the chief priests and our rulers delivered him

to be condemned to death, and have crucified 21 him. But we trusted that it had been he who

would have redeemed Israel : and, besides all

this, to-day is the third day since these things 22 were done. Yea, and certain women also of

our company made us astonished, who were 23 early at the sepulchre: And when they found

not his body, they came, saying, That they had

also seen a vision of angels, who said that he 24 was alive. And some of them who were

with us went to the sepulchre, and found it

even so as the wonian had said : but him thev 25 saw not. Then he said unto them, How stupid

and slow of heart, in believing all that the proph26 ets have spoken! Ought not Christ to have

suffered these things, and to enter into his 27 glory? And, beginning at Moses, and all the

prophets, he explained unto them, in all the 28 scriptures the things concerning himself, And

when they came near to the village, whither

they were going, he would have gone further. 29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with

us; for it is toward evening, and the day is

far spent. And he went in to tarry with them. 30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with

them, he took bread, and blessed God, and 31 brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were

opened, and they knew him; and he vanished 32 out of their sight. And they said one to an

other, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he

33 opened unto us the scriptures? And they rose

up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalemi,

and found the eleven gathered together, and 34 them that were with them, who said, The

Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to 35 Simon. Then they told what things were done

in the way, and how he was known of them in

breaking of bread. 36 And, as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood

in the midst of them, and saith unto them, 37 Peace be unto you. But they were terrified

and affrighted, and supposed that they had 38 seen a spirit. And he said unto them, Why

are ye troubled ? and why do fearful thoughts 39 arise in your hearts? Behold my hands and my

feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see: for a

spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me 40 have. And when he had thus spoken, he 41 shewed them his hands and his feet. And

while they hardly believed for joy, and wonder

ed, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat ? 42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, 43 and of an honey-comb. And he took it, and 44 ate before them. And he said unto them,

These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of

Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms 45 concerning me. Then he opened their under

standing, that they might understand the scrip46 tures, and said unto them, Thus it is written,

and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise 4,7 from the dead the third day: And that repent

ance and remission of sins should be preached

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