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Saturday, April 6, 2019
The Gospels & Early History
II Corinthians 4-5
II Samuel 10-14
And immediately in the morning the chief priests, having taken counsel with the elders and scribes and the whole sanhedrim, bound Jesus and carried [him] away, and delivered [him] up to Pilate.
And Pilate asked him, Art *thou* the King of the Jews? And he answered and said to him, *Thou* sayest.
And the chief priests accused him urgently.
And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing? See of how many things they bear witness against thee.
But Jesus still answered nothing, so that Pilate marvelled.
But at [the] feast he released to them one prisoner, whomsoever they begged [of him].
Now there was the [person] named Barabbas bound with those who had made insurrection with [him], [and] that had committed murder in the insurrection.
And the crowd crying out began to beg [that he would do] to them as he had always done.
But Pilate answered them saying, Will ye that I release to you the King of the Jews?
for he knew that the chief priests had delivered him up through envy.
But the chief priests stirred up the crowd that he might rather release Barabbas to them.
And Pilate answering said to them again, What will ye then that I do [to him] whom ye call King of the Jews?
And they cried out again, Crucify him.
And Pilate said to them, What evil then has he done? But they cried out the more urgently, Crucify him.
And Pilate, desirous of contenting the crowd, released to them Barabbas, and delivered up Jesus, when he had scourged him, that he might be crucified.
And the soldiers led him away into the court which is [called the] praetorium, and they call together the whole band.
And they clothe him with purple, and bind round on him a crown of thorns which they had plaited.
And they began to salute him, Hail, King of the Jews!
And they struck his head with a reed, and spat on him, and, bending the knee, did him homage.
And when they had mocked him, they took the purple off him, and put his own clothes on him; and they lead him out that they may crucify him.
And they compel to go [with them] a certain passer-by, Simon, a Cyrenian, coming from the field, the father of Alexander and Rufus, that he might carry his cross.
And they bring him to the place [called] Golgotha, which, being interpreted, is Place of a skull.
And they offered him wine [to drink] medicated with myrrh; but he did not take [it].
And having crucified him, they part his clothes amongst [themselves], casting lots on them, what each one should take.
And it was the third hour, and they crucified him.
And the superscription of what he was accused of was written up: The King of the Jews.
And with him they crucify two robbers, one on his right hand, and one on his left.
[And the scripture was fulfilled which says, And he was reckoned with the lawless.]
And they that passed by reviled him, shaking their heads, and saying, Aha, thou that destroyest the temple and buildest it in three days,
save thyself, and descend from the cross.
In like manner the chief priests also, with the scribes, mocking with one another, said, He saved others; himself he cannot save.
Let the Christ the King of Israel descend now from the cross, that we may see and may believe. And they that were crucified with him reproached him.
And when [the] sixth hour was come, there came darkness over the whole land until [the] ninth hour;
and at the ninth hour, Jesus cried with a loud voice, [saying], Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
And some of those who stood by, when they heard [it], said, Behold, he calls for Elias.
And one, running and filling a sponge with vinegar, fixed it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone, let us see if Elias comes to take him down.
And Jesus, having uttered a loud cry, expired.
And the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom.
And the centurion who stood by over against him, when he saw that he had expired having thus cried out, said, Truly this man was Son of God.
And there were women also looking on from afar off, among whom were both Mary of Magdala, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;
who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him and ministered to him; and many others who came up with him to Jerusalem.
And when it was already evening, since it was [the] preparation, that is, [the day] before a sabbath,
Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable councillor, who also himself was awaiting the kingdom of God, coming, emboldened himself and went in to Pilate and begged the body of Jesus.
And Pilate wondered if he were already dead; and having called to [him] the centurion, he inquired of him if he had long died.
And when he knew from the centurion, he granted the body to Joseph.
And having bought fine linen, [and] having taken him down, he swathed him in the fine linen, and laid him in a sepulchre which was cut out of rock, and rolled a stone to the door of the sepulchre.
And Mary of Magdala and Mary the [mother] of Joses saw where he was put.
And the sabbath being [now] past, Mary of Magdala, and Mary the [mother] of James, and Salome, bought aromatic spices that they might come and embalm him.
And very early on the first [day] of the week they come to the sepulchre, the sun having risen.
And they said to one another, Who shall roll us away the stone out of the door of the sepulchre?
And when they looked, they see that the stone has been rolled [away], for it was very great.
And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right, clothed in a white robe, and they were amazed and alarmed;
but he says to them, Be not alarmed. Ye seek Jesus, the Nazarene, the crucified one. He is risen, he is not here; behold the place where they had put him.
But go, tell his disciples and Peter, he goes before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him, as he said to you.
And they went out, and fled from the sepulchre. And trembling and excessive amazement possessed them, and they said nothing to any one, for they were afraid.
Now when he had risen very early, the first [day] of the week, he appeared first to Mary of Magdala, out of whom he had cast seven demons.
*She* went and brought word to those that had been with him, [who were] grieving and weeping.
And when these heard that he was alive and had been seen of her, they disbelieved [it].
And after these things he was manifested in another form to two of them as they walked, going into the country;
and *they* went and brought word to the rest; neither did they believe them.
Afterwards as they lay at table he was manifested to the eleven, and reproached [them with] their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who had seen him risen.
And he said to them, Go into all the world, and preach the glad tidings to all the creation.
He that believes and is baptised shall be saved, and he that disbelieves shall be condemned.
And these signs shall follow those that have believed: in my name they shall cast out demons; they shall speak with new tongues;
they shall take up serpents; and if they should drink any deadly thing it shall not injure them; they shall lay hands upon the infirm, and they shall be well.
The Lord therefore, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat at the right hand of God.
And they, going forth, preached everywhere, the Lord working with [them], and confirming the word by the signs following upon [it].
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