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Matthew 27

Christ is delivered bound to Pilate.

Matthew 27:1 And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to death. Matthew 27:2 And they brought him bound and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

Judas hangeth himself.

Matthew 27:3 Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients, Matthew 27:4 Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? Look thou to it. Matthew 27:5 And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed and went and hanged himself with an halter. Matthew 27:6 But 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. Matthew 27:7 And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter's field, to be a burying place for strangers. Matthew 27:8 For this cause that field was called Haceldama, that is, the field of blood, even to this day. Matthew 27:9 Then 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. Matthew 27:10 And they gave them unto the potter's field, as the Lord appointed to me. Matthew 27:11 And 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. Matthew 27:12 And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing. Matthew 27:13 Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee? Matthew 27:14 And he answered him to never a word, so that the governor wondered exceedingly. Matthew 27:15 Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would. Matthew 27:16 And he had then a notorious prisoner that was called Barabbas. Matthew 27:17 They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will you that I release to You: Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ? Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

Pilate, admonished of his wife,

Matthew 27:19 And 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. Matthew 27:20 But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people that they should ask Barabbas and make Jesus away. Matthew 27:21 And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said: Barabbas. Matthew 27:22 Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified. Matthew 27:23 The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.

washeth his hands:

Matthew 27:24 And 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. Matthew 27:25 And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and upon our children.

and looseth Barabbas.

Matthew 27:26 Then he released to them Barabbas: and having scourged Jesus, delivered him unto them to be crucified. Matthew 27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor, taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band. Matthew 27:28 And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him.

Christ is crowned with thorns,

Matthew 27:29 And 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. Matthew 27:30 And spitting upon him, they took the reed and struck his head. Matthew 27:31 And 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. Matthew 27:32 And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced to take up his cross. Matthew 27:33 And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary.


Matthew 27:34 And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink. Matthew 27:35 And 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. Matthew 27:36 And they sat and watched him. Matthew 27:37 And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS. Matthew 27:38 Then were crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand and one on the left.

Matthew 27:39 And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,


Matthew 27:40 And 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. Matthew 27:41 In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and ancients, mocking said: Matthew 27:42 He 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. Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God: let him now deliver him if he will have him. For he said: I am the Son of God. Matthew 27:44 And the selfsame thing the thieves also that were crucified with him reproached him with. Matthew 27:45 Now from the sixth hour, there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour. Matthew 27:46 And 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? Matthew 27:47 And some that stood there and heard said: This man calleth Elias. Matthew 27:48 And immediately one of them running took a sponge and filled it with vinegar and put it on a reed and gave him to drink. Matthew 27:49 And the others said: Let be. Let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him.

dieth, and is buried:

Matthew 27:50 And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. Matthew 27:51 And 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. Matthew 27:52 And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose, Matthew 27:53 And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city and appeared to many. Matthew 27:54 Now 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. Matthew 27:55 And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him: Matthew 27:56 Among whom was Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee. Matthew 27:57 And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus. Matthew 27:58 He went to Pilate and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered. Matthew 27:59 And Joseph taking the body wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth: Matthew 27:60 And 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. Matthew 27:61 And there was there Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.

Matthew 27:62 And the next day, which followed the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate, Matthew 27:63 Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again. Matthew 27:64 Command 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. Matthew 27:65 Pilate saith to them: You have a guard. Go, guard it as you know.

his sepulchre is sealed, and watched.

Matthew 27:66 And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone and setting guards.

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