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hath greates from therefore, amo
CHAP. When Pilate, therefore, heard I read this title, for the place where CHAP.
Sia. these words, he was the more afraid, ) Jesus was crucified was near the * wat is afraid and went again into the judgment-city: and it was written in Hebrew, Fews,
hall, and saith unto Jesus, hence Greek, and Latin. Then the chief 21 )
art thou ?" But Jesus gave him priests of the Jews said to Pilate,
to him, " Wilt thou not speak un- but that he said, I am the king
I have power to crucify thee, and " What I have written, I have
answered, “Thou couldst have no Then the Jews, after fastening 23 power against me, unless it had Jesus to the cross, took his outer The sol.
diers take been given thee from above; but garments, and made four parts, to his concerning this matter, he that de- every soldier a part ; and his coat
livered me up to thee hath greater which was woven without a seam
desirous to release him ; but the said, therefore, among themselves,
for a king, opposeth Cesar."" saith, " They divided my gar- Psalm
13 When Pilate heard this, he ments among them, and for iny **11. 18, and con.. brought Jesus out, and sat down vesture they cast lots.” So these Bents that Jesus
de on the judgment-seat, in a place things the soldiers did. should be called the Pavement, but in He- Now the mother of Jesus, and 25 crucified. brew, Gabbatha. Now it was the his mother's sister, Mary, the wife Jesus com14 preparation of the paschal-sabhath, of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene,
Mary Magdalene, care of his and about the sixth hour, when he had placed themselves by the cross mother to
said unto the Jews, “ Behold! of Jesus. Jesus therefore seeing John, 15 your king." But they cried out, his mother, and the disciple whom 26
“ Put him to death! put him to he loved, standing by her, saith un-
swered, “ We have no king but And from that time this disciple
After this, Jesus knowing that 23
the Place of a Skull, but in He | filled a spunge out of a vessel full Psalm 18 brew, Golgotha, where they fast- of vinegar that was there, and after \xix. 2 ened him to the cross, and two putting a branch of hyssop about
others with him, one on each side, it, lifted it to his mouth. When 30
late also wrote a title, and put it on vinegar, he said, “ It is finished,"
“ Jesus of Nazareth, the king of pired.
- 1 He was more swayed by fear to con- should otherwise arise.
the liheth the stone ratio was light the theoretis
CHAP. the preparation for the Sabbath, 1 Now on the first day of the CHAP
*. that the bodies might not remain week, Mary Magdalene setteth XX. A soldier on the cross that Sabbath, which was out early in the morning while Peter and in a great day, besought Pilate, that it was yet dark, towards the.onno
the tomb with a they might have their legs broken, tomb, and when it was light she with Mary spear. and be iaken away. Accordingly seeth the stone taken away from Magdalene,
32 the soldiers came, and brake the the tomb. She runneth there- 2
legs of the first, and of the other, fore, and cometh to Simon Peter,
that had been crucified with Jesus ; and to the other disciple whom 33 but when they came to Jesus, and Jesus loved, and saith unto them,
saw that he was dead already, they" They have taken away our mas34 did not break his legs ; but one of ter out of the tomb, and we
the soldiers with a spear, pierced know not where they have laid
his side, and immediately there him.” Then Peter and that other 3 35 came out blood and water. And he disciple went out to go to the
who saw this, beareth testimony of tomb. Now they both rån toge-4 it, that ye may believe; and this tes- ther, but the other disciple outran tiniony of his is true,and Jesus him- Peter, and came first to the tomb.
self knoweth that he speaketh truth. And when he had stooped down 5 36 And hereby was that scripture ful- to look in, he saw the linen
filled, “ Abone of him will not be clothes lying, but he went not in. Exod. broken.” And another'scripture Then cometh Simon Peter after 6
.. also saith, “ They will look on him, and went into the tomb, xii. 10. him whom they pierced."
and seeth the linen clothes lying, 7 38 Now, after this, Joseph of Ari- and the napkin that had been on He is bu- mathea, a disciple of Jesus,(but se- the head of Jesus not lying with Joseph and
and cretly for fear of the Jews) asked the linen clothes, but wrapped up
" Nicode- leave of Pilate to take away the in a place by itself. Then that s
body of Jesus; and when Pilate other disciple who came first to
had given him leave, he went and the tomb, went in also, and saw, 39 took away the body of Jesus. And and believed ; for they did not 9
Nicodemus (who went at the first yet understand this scripture, that
aloes, about a hundred pounds again.
of Jesus, and wound it in linen the outside, weeping; and as she Jesus is clothes with the spices, according wept, she stooped down to look in
to the custom of embalming among into the tomb, and seeth two
he was crucified, there was a gar- ting at the head, and the other at
tomb, wherein no one had yet been had lain. And they say unto her, 13 42 laid. There they laid Jesus there- " Woman, why weepest thou ?"
fore, because that tomb was nigh, she saith unto them, “ Because
and I know not where they have
The evangelist in applying these texts Spices in large quantities were heaped on to Jesus, does not say that they were origi- | the dead body, when peculiar honour was denally meant of him.
CHAP. laid him." And when she said spirit. If ye Sremit the sins of CHAP. xx, this, she turned herself back, any, they are remitted unto them,
XX. and saw Jesus standing by, but and if ye retain them, they are re15 knew not that it was Jesus. Jesustained.”
saith unto her, “ Woman, why But Thomas called Didymus, 24 weepest thou?” She, supposing him was not with them when Jesus Backwardto be the gardener, saith unto came. The other disciples then
1 Thomas to him, “ Sir, if thou have carried said unto him, “ We have seen believe. him hence, tell me where thou the Lord.” But he said unto
hast laid him, and I will take him them, “ Unless I shall see in his 16 away.” Jesus saith unto her, hands the print of the nails, and
" Mary !” She turneth herself and put my finger into the print of the
saith unto him, " Rabboni," nails, and put my hand into his 17 (which means, My master !) Jesus side, I will not believe.” .
saith unto her, “ Embrace me not And eight days after, while the 26
; sensible thren, and say unto them, I shall when the doors were shut, and proof. ascend to my Father, and your stood in the midst of them, and
Father, and to my God, and your said, “ Peace be unto you."
and told the disciples, that she had hither thy finger, and examine my
and put it into my side, and be
were assembled, being shut for fear my Lord!” and, 466 () my God!"
in the midst, and saith unto them, thou seest me, Thomas doest thou 20 “ Peace be unto you.” And when believe? Happy are they who have
he had said this, he showed them not seen me, and yet believe.”
disciples rejoiced at seeing the presence of his disciples many other Design and 21 Lord. Then said Jesus unto them miracles, which are not written in
again : “ Peace be unto you! As this book ; but these are written, gospel.
the Father sent me, so I send that ye may believe Jesus to be the 22 you." And upon saying this, he Christ, the son of God, and that
breathed on them, and saith unto believing ye may have life through
I Having opened the door miraculously, was now convinced. The other part to God,
• He probably meant this as an earnest of Lord, the piety of the apostle naturally led
1 5 On sufficient moral evidence.
4 The first part of this exclamation relates his gospel.
ACTS OF THE APOSTLES'.
CHAP. I MADE the former relation, O spirit coming upon you, and shall CHAP.
he Theophilus, concerning all those be witnesses unto me, both in Jes ? The ascen- things which Jesus both did and rusalem, and in all Judea, and in sion of taught, until the day when he Samaria, and to the uttermost 9 Christ.
was taken up, after giving his com- part of the land.” And when he
whom also he showed himself to up, and a cloud removed him out
he said, ye have heard from me; as ye have seen him go to heaven." 5 for John, indeed, baptized with Then they returned to Jerusalem 12
water, but ye shall be baptized from the mount, called the Mount with a holy spirit, not many days of Olives, which is near Jerusalem, The apose 6 hence.” Then while they were too at the distance of a Sabbath-day's totes gether at Bethany, they asked him, journey. And when they were themselves saying, “ Master, art thou going come to the city, they went into the to pray. at this time to restore the king upper-room, where they usually 13 7 dom to Israel?” And he said, abode, both Peter, and James, and
“ It is not for you to know those John, and Andrew, Philip and Thoseasons of time, which the Father mas, Bartholomew and Matthew, 8 keepeth in his own disposal ; but James the son of Alpheus, and
ye shall receive power by the holy Simon Zelotes, and Judas the bro
tles return and betakt
I This book which would have been in which this record appears, as a valuable more correctly entitled, “ A concise his piece of church-history, it recommends it. tory of the Church of Christ, during thirty self to all Christians, as furnishing, in conyears subsequent to his Ascension," is, with nection with the gospel history, a very every good reason, believed to have been striking proof of the truth of Christianity. written by the Evangelist Luke, A. D. 63, By comparing the character and conduct of or 64. It is evidently a second part, or the apostles, as related in the gospels, with continuation of St. Luke's gospel, as ap
what was effected by their instrumentality pears from the beginning of it; and from
when their Master was gone from them, it its bearing upon it the strongest marks appears almost undeniably certain, that they with respect to style, of being the produc
were divinely assisted; and that the cause tion of the same pen. It forms a central or
in which they were engaged was the cause
| of God and of his truth."
CHAP. ther of James. All these with one lots, and the lot fell upon Mat- CHAP, 1. mind, continued in the frequent thias, and he was numbered with b. 14 use of prayer, with certain women, the eleven apostles.
and Mary the mother of Jesus, and Now when the day of Pentecost CHAP. with his brethren.
was come, the apostles were all 11. 15 And in those days Peter stood with one mind in the same place : Effusion of Peter pro- up in the midst of the disciples, when suddenly there was a noise spirit lection of
if the number of whom then present from heaven, like the rushing of come one was about an hundred and twenty, a mighty wind, which filled all o succeed and said, “ Brethren, it was ne- the room where they were sitting, adas. cessary for that scripture to be ful- | And they saw, as it were, tongues 3
16 filled, which the holy spirit spake of fire distributing themselves, and
before by the mouth of David, sitting upon each of them, and 4
concerning Judas, who was guide they were all filled with a holy
was numbered with us, and had other languages, as that spirit
vice, in which we are engaged. were dwelling at Jerusalem at 18 - (Now this man was the cause of that time, Jews, religious men, out
a field being purchased with the re-of many nations under heaven,
fell down flat and burst, so that abroad, the multitude came toge-
this was known to all the inhabi- every man heard the apostles speak
was called, Aceldama, that is, the were all amazed and wondered,
20 Field of Blood). For it is written in saying one to another, “ Behold, Psalm the book of Psalms, “Let his ha- are not all those who are speaking, Six. 25. bitation be desolate, and let no one Galileans? How then do we hear 8
dwell therein." And in another every man in our own language,
fice.” Out of these men therefore are Parthians and Medes, and 9
that the Lord Jesus was amongst tamia, of Judea,+ and Cappadocia, -22 us, from the time he was baptized of Pontus, and the western part of
by John, to the day of his being the Lesser Asia, of Phrygia, and 10
strangers from Rome, both native
knowest the hearts of all men, So they were all amazed, and doubt- 12
chosen, that he may take the al- can this mean.” But others scof-13
apostleship, which Judas left to go of new wine.”
1 This and the next verse are the words of the historian. .
* After he had strangled or choked himself.'