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51 a loud voice, and yielded up his spirit. "And behold, the veil of the 'temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake; and the rocks were 52 rent; "and the tombs were opened; and many bodies of the (53 saints that had fallen asleep were raised; "and coming

forth out of the tombs after his resurrection they entered (54) into the holy city and appeared unto many. "Now the centurion, and they that were with him watching Jesus, when they saw the earthquake, and the things that were done, feared exceedingly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God. "And many women were there beholding from afar, which had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering 56 unto him: "among whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Joses, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.



And when even was come, there came a rich man from Arimathæa, named Joseph, who also himself was


(58 disciple: "this man went to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded it to be given (59 up. "And Joseph took the body, and wrapped it in a 60 clean linen cloth, "and laid it in his own new tomb, which

he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone 61) to the door of the tomb, and departed. "And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.


Now on the morrow, which is the day after the Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered (63 together unto Pilate, "saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days (64 I rise again. "Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest haply his disciples come and steal him away, and say unto the people, He 2 Or, a son of God

Or, sanctuary

A. V. the ghost; 52 graves. . which slept arose; 53 came graves..(and) went; 54 those..(they)..greatly; 55 (off); 56 which..Zebedee's children; 57 (the).. of; 58 He.. begged..[the body]. . delivered; 59 (when).. had taken.. (he); 60 sepulchre; 62 next day, that followed.. (of).. came; 63 (will); 64 [by night].


is risen from the dead: and the last error will be worse than the first. "Pilate said unto them, 1Ye have a (66 guard: go your way, make it as sure as ye can. "So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, the guard being with them.

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Now late on the sabbath day, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene (2 and the other Mary to see the sepulchre. "And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the 3 stone, and sat upon it. "His appearance was as lightning, and his raiment white as snow: "and for fear of him the "And the 5 watchers did quake, and became as dead men. angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which hath been crucified. 6 "He is not here; for he is risen, even as he said. Come, (7 see the place where the Lord lay. "And go quickly, and tell his disciples, He is risen from the dead; and lo, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: 8 lo, I have told you. "And they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring his (9 disciples word. "And behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and took hold of his feet, and 10 worshipped him. "Then saith Jesus unto them, Fear not: go tell my brethren that they depart into Galilee,



and there shall they see me.

Now while they were going, behold, some of the guard came into the city, and told unto the chief priests all the 12 things that were come to pass. "And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they 13 gave large money unto the soldiers, "saying, Say ye, His'

1 Or, Take a guard

ities read where he lay.

2 Gr. make it sure, as ye know.

3 Many ancient author

A. V. so..shall; 65 watch; 66 (and) setting a watch.- -CH. XXVIII. I In the end of; 2 the..back.. [from the door]; 3; 4 keepers.. shake; 5 was; 7 (that) .. behold; 8 sepulchre .. did run; 9 [And as they went to tell his disciples] .held him by the; 10 said.. Be.. afraid.. go; II when.. watch.. shewed.. done.

disciples came by night, and stole him away while we 14 slept. "And if this 'come to the governor's ears, we will 15 persuade him, and rid you of care. "So they took the


money, and did as they were taught: and this saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and continueth until this day.

But the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the 17 mountain where Jesus had appointed them. "And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. "And Jesus came to them and spake unto them, saying, All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on 19 earth. "Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and (20 of the Son and of the Holy Ghost: "teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you and lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.

1 Or, come to a hearing before the governor
consummation of the age


[blocks in formation]

A. V.-14 secure; 15 is commonly reported; 16 Then..(away). . into a; 18 power is; 19 teach.. in; 20 (have). . [Amen].





1 I




THE beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, 1 the Son

of God.


Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet,

Behold, I send my messenger before thy face,
Who shall prepare thy way;

"The voice of one crying in the wilderness,

Make ye ready the way of the Lord,

Make his paths straight;

(4 "John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached (5) the baptism of repentance unto remission of sins. "And there went out unto him all the country of Judæa, and all they of Jerusalem; and they were baptized of him in (6 the river Jordan, confessing their sins. "And John was clothed with camel's hair, and had a leathern girdle about 7) his loins, and did eat locusts and wild honey. "And he preached, saying, There cometh after me he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not (83 worthy to stoop down and unloose. "I baptized you


' with water; but he shall baptize you with the 5 Holy Ghost.

9 And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized of John in the 10 Jordan. "And straightway coming up out of the water,

1 Some ancient authorities omit the Son of God.
read in the prophets. 3 Gr. sufficient.
and so throughout this book.

6 Gr. into.

4 Or, in

2 Some ancient authorities 5 Or, Holy Spirit:

A. V. CH. I. 2 | prophets |. which.. [before thee]; 3 Prepare; 4 did baptize. . preach ..for (the); 5 land. .(of); 6 (with)..of a skin.. (he); 7 one; 8 [indeed] (have).


he saw the heavens rent asunder, and the Spirit as a dove (11) descending upon him: "and a voice came out of the heavens, Thou art my beloved Son, in thee I am well pleased.


And straightway the Spirit driveth him forth into the (13 wilderness. "And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him.


Now after that John was delivered up, Jesus came into 15 Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, "and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe in the gospel.


And passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the 17 sea for they were fishers. "And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers. of men. "And straightway they left the nets, and fol(19 lowed him. "And going on a little further, he saw James


the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were 20 in the boat mending the nets. "And straightway he called them and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.


And they go into Capernaum; and straightway on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught. "And they were astonished at his teaching: for he taught 23 them as having authority, and not as the scribes. "And


straightway there was in their synagogue a man with an (24 unclean spirit; and he cried out, "saying, What have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. "And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy (26 peace, and come out of him. "And the unclean spirit,


1 Or, it

A.V.-10 opened..] like |; 11 (there).. from heaven, (saying). . | whom |; 12 immediately; 13 [there]; 14 put in prison.. [of the kingdom]; 16 | Now as he walked |..| his ; 18 forsook [their]; 19 (when he) had gone.. farther [thence].. ship.. [their]; 20 ship; 21 went; 22 doctrine.. one that had; 24 [Let us alone].

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