And having risen, the whole multitude of them did lead him to Pilate,
and began to accuse him, saying, `This one we found perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying himself to be Christ a king.'
And Pilate questioned him, saying, `Thou art the king of the Jews?' and he answering him, said, `Thou dost say [it].'
And Pilate said unto the chief priests, and the multitude, `I find no fault in this man;'
and they were the more urgent, saying -- `He doth stir up the people, teaching throughout the whole of Judea -- having begun from Galilee -- unto this place.'
And Pilate having heard of Galilee, questioned if the man is a Galilean,
and having known that he is from the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him back unto Herod, he being also in Jerusalem in those days.
And Herod having seen Jesus did rejoice exceedingly, for he was wishing for a long [time] to see him, because of hearing many things about him, and he was hoping some sign to see done by him,
and was questioning him in many words, and he answered him nothing.
And the chief priests and the scribes stood vehemently accusing him,
and Herod with his soldiers having set him at nought, and having mocked, having put around him gorgeous apparel, did send him back to Pilate,
and both Pilate and Herod became friends on that day with one another, for they were before at enmity between themselves.
And Pilate having called together the chief priests, and the rulers, and the people,
said unto them, `Ye brought to me this man as perverting the people, and lo, I before you having examined, found in this man no fault in those things ye bring forward against him;
no, nor yet Herod, for I sent you back unto him, and lo, nothing worthy of death is having been done by him;
having chastised, therefore, I will release him,'
for it was necessary for him to release to them one at every feast,
and they cried out -- the whole multitude -- saying, `Away with this one, and release to us Barabbas,'
who had been, because of a certain sedition made in the city, and murder, cast into prison.
Pilate again then -- wishing to release Jesus -- called to them,
but they were calling out, saying, `Crucify, crucify him.'
And he a third time said unto them, `Why, what evil did he? no cause of death did I find in him; having chastised him, then, I will release [him].'
And they were pressing with loud voices asking him to be crucified, and their voices, and those of the chief priests, were prevailing,
and Pilate gave judgment for their request being done,
and he released him who because of sedition and murder hath been cast into the prison, whom they were asking, and Jesus he gave up to their will.
And as they led him away, having taken hold on Simon, a certain Cyrenian, coming from the field, they put on him the cross, to bear [it] behind Jesus.
And there was following him a great multitude of the people, and of women, who also were beating themselves and lamenting him,
and Jesus having turned unto them, said, `Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but for yourselves weep ye, and for your children;
for, lo, days do come, in which they shall say, Happy the barren, and wombs that did not bare, and paps that did not give suck;
then they shall begin to say to the mountains, Fall on us, and to the hills, Cover us; --
for, if in the green tree they do these things -- in the dry what may happen?'
And there were also others -- two evil-doers -- with him, to be put to death;
and when they came to the place that is called Skull, there they crucified him and the evil-doers, one on the right hand and one on the left.
And Jesus said, `Father, forgive them, for they have not known what they do;' and parting his garments they cast a lot.
And the people were standing, looking on, and the rulers also were sneering with them, saying, `Others he saved, let him save himself, if this be the Christ, the choice one of God.'
And mocking him also were the soldiers, coming near and offering vinegar to him,
and saying, `If thou be the king of the Jews, save thyself.'
And there was also a superscription written over him, in letters of Greek, and Roman, and Hebrew, `This is the King of the Jews.'
And one of the evil-doers who were hanged, was speaking evil of him, saying, `If thou be the Christ, save thyself and us.'
And the other answering, was rebuking him, saying, `Dost thou not even fear God, that thou art in the same judgment?
and we indeed righteously, for things worthy of what we did we receive back, but this one did nothing out of place;'
and he said to Jesus, `Remember me, lord, when thou mayest come in thy reign;'
and Jesus said to him, `Verily I say to thee, To-day with me thou shalt be in the paradise.'
And it was, as it were, the sixth hour, and darkness came over all the land till the ninth hour,
and the sun was darkened, and the vail of the sanctuary was rent in the midst,
and having cried with a loud voice, Jesus said, `Father, to Thy hands I commit my spirit;' and these things having said, he breathed forth the spirit.
And the centurion having seen what was done, did glorify God, saying, `Really this man was righteous;'
and all the multitudes who were come together to this sight, beholding the things that came to pass, smiting their breasts did turn back;
and all his acquaintances stood afar off, and women who did follow him from Galilee, beholding these things.
And lo, a man, by name Joseph, being a counsellor, a man good and righteous,
-- he was not consenting to their counsel and deed -- from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who also himself was expecting the reign of God,
he, having gone near to Pilate, asked the body of Jesus,
and having taken it down, he wrapped it in fine linen, and placed it in a tomb hewn out, where no one was yet laid.
And the day was a preparation, and sabbath was approaching,
and the women also who have come with him out of Galilee having followed after, beheld the tomb, and how his body was placed,
and having turned back, they made ready spices and ointments, and on the sabbath, indeed, they rested, according to the command.
And on the first of the sabbaths, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bearing the spices they made ready, and certain [others] with them,
and they found the stone having been rolled away from the tomb,
and having gone in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus.
And it came to pass, while they are perplexed about this, that lo, two men stood by them in glittering apparel,
and on their having become afraid, and having inclined the face to the earth, they said to them, `Why do ye seek the living with the dead?
he is not here, but was raised; remember how he spake to you, being yet in Galilee,
saying -- It behoveth the Son of Man to be delivered up to the hands of sinful men, and to be crucified, and the third day to rise again.'
And they remembered his sayings,
and having turned back from the tomb told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest.
And it was the Magdalene Mary, and Joanna, and Mary of James, and the other women with them, who told unto the apostles these things,
and their sayings appeared before them as idle talk, and they were not believing them.
And Peter having risen, did run to the tomb, and having stooped down he seeth the linen clothes lying alone, and he went away to his own home, wondering at that which was come to pass.
And, lo, two of them were going on during that day to a village, distant sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, the name of which [is] Emmaus,
and they were conversing with one another about all these things that have happened.
And it came to pass in their conversing and reasoning together, that Jesus himself, having come nigh, was going on with them,
and their eyes were holden so as not to know him,
and he said unto them, `What [are] these words that ye exchange with one another, walking, and ye are sad?'
And the one, whose name was Cleopas, answering, said unto him, `Art thou alone such a stranger in Jerusalem, that thou hast not known the things that came to pass in it in these days?'
And he said to them, `What things?' And they said to him, `The things about Jesus of Nazareth, who became a man -- a prophet -- powerful in deed and word, before God and all the people,
how also the chief priests and our rulers did deliver him up to a judgment of death, and crucified him;
and we were hoping that he it is who is about to redeem Israel, and also with all these things, this third day is passing to-day, since these things happened.
`And certain women of ours also astonished us, coming early to the tomb,
and not having found his body, they came, saying also to have seen an apparition of messengers, who say he is alive,
and certain of those with us went away unto the tomb, and found as even the women said, and him they saw not.'
And he said unto them, `O inconsiderate and slow in heart, to believe on all that the prophets spake!
Was it not behoving the Christ these things to suffer, and to enter into his glory?'
and having begun from Moses, and from all the prophets, he was expounding to them in all the Writings the things about himself.
And they came nigh to the village whither they were going, and he made an appearance of going on further,
and they constrained him, saying, `Remain with us, for it is toward evening,' and the day did decline, and he went in to remain with them.
And it came to pass, in his reclining (at meat) with them, having taken the bread, he blessed, and having broken, he was giving to them,
and their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he became unseen by them.
And they said one to another, `Was not our heart burning within us, as he was speaking to us in the way, and as he was opening up to us the Writings?'
And they, having risen up the same hour, turned back to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven, and those with them,
saying -- `The Lord was raised indeed, and was seen by Simon;'
and they were telling the things in the way, and how he was made known to them in the breaking of the bread,
and as they are speaking these things, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith to them, `Peace -- to you;'
and being amazed, and becoming affrighted, they were thinking themselves to see a spirit.
And he said to them, `Why are ye troubled? and wherefore do reasonings come up in your hearts?
see my hands and my feet, that I am he; handle me and see, because a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me having.'
And having said this, he shewed to them the hands and the feet,
and while they are not believing from the joy, and wondering, he said to them, `Have ye anything here to eat?'
and they gave to him part of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb,
and having taken, he did eat before them,
and he said to them, `These [are] the words that I spake unto you, being yet with you, that it behoveth to be fulfilled all the things that are written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms, about me.'
Then opened he up their understanding to understand the Writings,
and he said to them -- `Thus it hath been written, and thus it was behoving the Christ to suffer, and to rise out of the dead the third day,
and reformation and remission of sins to be proclaimed in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem:
and ye -- ye are witnesses of these things.
`And, lo, I do send the promise of my Father upon you, but ye -- abide ye in the city of Jerusalem till ye be clothed with power from on high.'
And he led them forth without -- unto Bethany, and having lifted up his hands he did bless them,
and it came to pass, in his blessing them, he was parted from them, and was borne up to the heaven;
and they, having bowed before him, did turn back to Jerusalem with great joy,
and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
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