Then, therefore, did Pilate take Jesus and scourge [him],
and the soldiers having plaited a crown of thorns, did place [it] on his head, and a purple garment they put around him,
and said, `Hail! the king of the Jews;' and they were giving him slaps.
Pilate, therefore, again went forth without, and saith to them, `Lo, I do bring him to you without, that ye may know that in him I find no fault;'
Jesus, therefore, came forth without, bearing the thorny crown and the purple garment; and he saith to them, `Lo, the man!'
When, therefore, the chief priests and the officers did see him, they cried out, saying, `Crucify, crucify;' Pilate saith to them, `Take ye him -- ye, and crucify; for I find no fault in him;'
the Jews answered him, `We have a law, and according to our law he ought to die, for he made himself Son of God.'
When, therefore, Pilate heard this word, he was the more afraid,
and entered again to the praetorium, and saith to Jesus, `Whence art thou?' and Jesus gave him no answer.
Pilate, therefore, saith to him, `To me dost thou not speak? hast thou not known that I have authority to crucify thee, and I have authority to release thee?'
Jesus answered, `Thou wouldst have no authority against me, if it were not having been given thee from above; because of this, he who is delivering me up to thee hath greater sin.'
From this [time] was Pilate seeking to release him, and the Jews were crying out, saying, `If this one thou mayest release, thou art not a friend of Caesar; every one making himself a king, doth speak against Caesar.'
Pilate, therefore, having heard this word, brought Jesus without -- and he sat down upon the tribunal -- to a place called, `Pavement,' and in Hebrew, Gabbatha;
and it was the preparation of the passover, and as it were the sixth hour, and he saith to the Jews, `Lo, your king!'
and they cried out, `Take away, take away, crucify him;' Pilate saith to them, `Your king shall I crucify?' the chief priests answered, `We have no king except Caesar.'
Then, therefore, he delivered him up to them, that he may be crucified, and they took Jesus and led [him] away,
and bearing his cross, he went forth to the place called [Place] of a Skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgotha;
where they crucified him, and with him two others, on this side, and on that side, and Jesus in the midst.
And Pilate also wrote a title, and put [it] on the cross, and it was written, `Jesus the Nazarene, the king of the Jews;'
this title, therefore, read many of the Jews, because the place was nigh to the city where Jesus was crucified, and it was having been written in Hebrew, in Greek, in Roman.
The chief priests of the Jews said, therefore, to Pilate, `Write not -- The king of the Jews, but that one said, I am king of the Jews;'
Pilate answered, `What I have written, I have written.'
The soldiers, therefore, when they did crucify Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to each soldier a part, also the coat, and the coat was seamless, from the top woven throughout,
they said, therefore, to one another, `We may not rend it, but cast a lot for it, whose it shall be;' that the Writing might be fulfilled, that is saying, `They divided my garments to themselves, and upon my raiment they did cast a lot;' the soldiers, therefore, indeed, did these things.
And there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary of Cleopas, and Mary the Magdalene;
Jesus, therefore, having seen [his] mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he was loving, he saith to his mother, `Woman, lo, thy son;'
afterward he saith to the disciple, `Lo, thy mother;' and from that hour the disciple took her to his own [home].
After this, Jesus knowing that all things now have been finished, that the Writing may be fulfilled, saith, `I thirst;'
a vessel, therefore, was placed full of vinegar, and they having filled a sponge with vinegar, and having put [it] around a hyssop stalk, did put [it] to his mouth;
when, therefore, Jesus received the vinegar, he said, `It hath been finished;' and having bowed the head, gave up the spirit.
The Jews, therefore, that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, since it was the preparation, (for that sabbath day was a great one,) asked of Pilate that their legs may be broken, and they taken away.
The soldiers, therefore, came, and of the first indeed they did break the legs, and of the other who was crucified with him,
and having come to Jesus, when they saw him already having been dead, they did not break his legs;
but one of the soldiers with a spear did pierce his side, and immediately there came forth blood and water;
and he who hath seen hath testified, and his testimony is true, and that one hath known that true things he speaketh, that ye also may believe.
For these things came to pass, that the Writing may be fulfilled, `A bone of him shall not be broken;'
and again another Writing saith, `They shall look to him whom they did pierce.'
And after these things did Joseph of Arimathea -- being a disciple of Jesus, but concealed, through the fear of the Jews -- ask of Pilate, that he may take away the body of Jesus, and Pilate gave leave; he came, therefore, and took away the body of Jesus,
and Nicodemus also came -- who came unto Jesus by night at the first -- bearing a mixture of myrrh and aloes, as it were, a hundred pounds.
They took, therefore, the body of Jesus, and bound it with linen clothes with the spices, according as it was the custom of the Jews to prepare for burial;
and there was in the place where he was crucified a garden, and in the garden a new tomb, in which no one was yet laid;
there, therefore, because of the preparation of the Jews, because the tomb was nigh, they laid Jesus.
And on the first of the sabbaths, Mary the Magdalene doth come early (there being yet darkness) to the tomb, and she seeth the stone having been taken away out of the tomb,
she runneth, therefore, and cometh unto Simon Peter, and unto the other disciple whom Jesus was loving, and saith to them, `They took away the Lord out of the tomb, and we have not known where they laid him.'
Peter, therefore, went forth, and the other disciple, and they were coming to the tomb,
and the two were running together, and the other disciple did run forward more quickly than Peter, and came first to the tomb,
and having stooped down, seeth the linen clothes lying, yet, indeed, he entered not.
Simon Peter, therefore, cometh, following him, and he entered into the tomb, and beholdeth the linen clothes lying,
and the napkin that was upon his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but apart, having been folded up, in one place;
then, therefore, entered also the other disciple who came first unto the tomb, and he saw, and did believe;
for not yet did they know the Writing, that it behoveth him out of the dead to rise again.
The disciples therefore went away again unto their own friends,
and Mary was standing near the tomb, weeping without; as she was weeping, then, she stooped down to the tomb, and beholdeth two messengers in white, sitting,
one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid.
And they say to her, `Woman, why dost thou weep?' she saith to them, `Because they took away my Lord, and I have not known where they laid him;'
and these things having said, she turned backward, and seeth Jesus standing, and she had not known that it is Jesus.
Jesus saith to her, `Woman, why dost thou weep? whom dost thou seek;' she, supposing that he is the gardener, saith to him, `Sir, if thou didst carry him away, tell me where thou didst lay him, and I will take him away;'
Jesus saith to her, `Mary!' having turned, she saith to him, `Rabbouni;' that is to say, `Teacher.'
Jesus saith to her, `Be not touching me, for I have not yet ascended unto my Father; and be going on to my brethren, and say to them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father, and to my God, and to your God.'
Mary the Magdalene cometh, telling to the disciples that she hath seen the Lord, and [that] these things he said to her.
It being, therefore, evening, on that day, the first of the sabbaths, and the doors having been shut where the disciples were assembled, through fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith to them, `Peace to you;'
and this having said, he shewed them his hands and side; the disciples, therefore, rejoiced, having seen the Lord.
Jesus, therefore, said to them again, `Peace to you; according as the Father hath sent me, I also send you;'
and this having said, he breathed on [them], and saith to them, `Receive the Holy Spirit;
if of any ye may loose the sins, they are loosed to them; if of any ye may retain, they have been retained.'
And Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came;
the other disciples, therefore, said to him, `We have seen the Lord;' and he said to them, `If I may not see in his hands the mark of the nails, and may put my finger to the mark of the nails, and may put my hand to his side, I will not believe.'
And after eight days, again were his disciples within, and Thomas with them; Jesus cometh, the doors having been shut, and he stood in the midst, and said, `Peace to you!'
then he saith to Thomas, `Bring thy finger hither, and see my hands, and bring thy hand, and put [it] to my side, and become not unbelieving, but believing.'
And Thomas answered and said to him, `My Lord and my God;'
Jesus saith to him, `Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed; happy those not having seen, and having believed.'
Many indeed, therefore, other signs also did Jesus before his disciples, that are not written in this book;
and these have been written that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing ye may have life in his name.'
After these things did Jesus manifest himself again to the disciples on the sea of Tiberias, and he did manifest himself thus:
There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas who is called Didymus, and Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, and the [sons] of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples.
Simon Peter saith to them, `I go away to fish;' they say to him, `We go -- we also -- with thee;' they went forth and entered into the boat immediately, and on that night they caught nothing.
And morning being now come, Jesus stood at the shore, yet indeed the disciples did not know that it is Jesus;
Jesus, therefore, saith to them, `Lads, have ye any meat?'
they answered him, `No;' and he said to them, `Cast the net at the right side of the boat, and ye shall find;' they cast, therefore, and no longer were they able to draw it, from the multitude of the fishes.
That disciple, therefore, whom Jesus was loving saith to Peter, `The Lord it is!' Simon Peter, therefore, having heard that it is the Lord, did gird on the outer coat, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea;
and the other disciples came by the little boat, for they were not far from the land, but as it were about two hundred cubits off, dragging the net of the fishes;
when, therefore, they came to the land, they behold a fire of coals lying, and a fish lying on it, and bread.
Jesus saith to them, `Bring ye from the fishes that ye caught now;'
Simon Peter went up, and drew the net up on the land, full of great fishes, an hundred fifty and three, and though they were so many, the net was not rent.
Jesus saith to them, `Come ye, dine;' and none of the disciples was venturing to inquire of him, `Who art thou?' knowing that it is the Lord;
Jesus, therefore, doth come and take the bread and give to them, and the fish in like manner;
this [is] now a third time Jesus was manifested to his disciples, having been raised from the dead.
When, therefore, they dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou love me more than these?' he saith to him, `Yes, Lord; thou hast known that I dearly love thee;' he saith to him, `Feed my lambs.'
He saith to him again, a second time, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou love me?' he saith to him, `Yes, Lord; thou hast known that I dearly love thee;' he saith to him, `Tend my sheep.'
He saith to him the third time, `Simon, [son] of Jonas, dost thou dearly love me?' Peter was grieved that he said to him the third time, `Dost thou dearly love me?' and he said to him, `Lord, thou hast known all things; thou dost know that I dearly love thee.' Jesus saith to him, `Feed my sheep;
verily, verily, I say to thee, When thou wast younger, thou wast girding thyself and wast walking whither thou didst will, but when thou mayest be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another will gird thee, and shall carry [thee] whither thou dost not will;'
and this he said, signifying by what death he shall glorify God; and having said this, he saith to him, `Be following me.'
And Peter having turned about doth see the disciple whom Jesus was loving following, (who also reclined in the supper on his breast, and said, `Sir, who is he who is delivering thee up?')
Peter having seen this one, saith to Jesus, `Lord, and what of this one?'
Jesus saith to him, `If him I will to remain till I come, what -- to thee? be thou following me.' This word, therefore, went forth to the brethren that that disciple doth not die,
yet Jesus did not say to him, that he doth not die, but, `If him I will to remain till I come, what -- to thee?'
this is the disciple who is testifying concerning these things, and he wrote these things, and we have known that his testimony is true.
And there are also many other things -- as many as Jesus did -- which, if they may be written one by one, not even the world itself I think to have place for the books written. Amen.
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