Matthew 27
1But when the morrowtide was come, all the princes of priests, and the elder men of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they should take him to the death.
2And they led him bound, and betook him to Pilate of Pontii, [chief] justice [or the president].
3Then Judas that betrayed him, saw that he was condemned, he repented, and brought again the thirty pieces [of silver] to the princes of priests, and to the elder men of the people,
4and said, I have sinned, betraying rightful [or just] blood. And they said, What to us? busy thee [or see thou].
5And when he had cast forth the [pieces of] silver in the temple, he passed forth, and went, and hanged himself with a snare.
6And the princes of priests took the [pieces of] silver, and said, It is not leaveful to put it into the treasury, for it is the price of blood.
7And when they had taken counsel, they bought with it [or with them] a field of a potter, into [the] burying of pilgrims.
8Therefore that field is called Aceldama, that is, a field of blood, into this day.
9Then that was fulfilled, that was said by the prophet Jeremy saying, And they have taken thirty pieces [of silver], the price of a man appraised, whom they appraised of the children of Israel;
10and they gave them into a field of a potter, as the Lord hath ordained to me.
11And Jesus stood before the dooms-man; and the justice [or the president] asked him, and said, Art thou king of Jews? Jesus saith to him, Thou sayest.
12And when he was accused of the princes of priests, and of the elder men of the people, he answered nothing.
13Then Pilate saith to him, Hearest thou not, how many things [or how many witnessings], they say against thee?
14And he answered not to him any word, so that the justice [or the president] wondered greatly.
15But for a solemn day the justice [or the president] was wont to deliver to the people one bound, whom they would.
16And he had then a famous man bound [or he had one famous man bound], that was said Barabbas.
17Therefore Pilate said to them, when they were [gathered] together, Whom will ye, that I deliver to you? whether Barabbas, or Jesus, that is said Christ?
18For he knew, that by envy they betrayed him [or they betook him].
19And while he sat for doomsman [or for judge], his wife sent to him, and said, Nothing to thee and to that just man; for I have suffered this day many things for him, by a vision.
20Forsooth the princes of priests, and the elder men counselled the people, that they should ask Barabbas, but they should destroy Jesus.
21But the justice [or the president] answered, and said to them, Whom of the twain will ye, that be delivered to you? And they said, Barabbas.
22Pilate saith to them, What then shall I do of Jesus, that is said Christ? All they say, Be he crucified.
23The justice [or The president] saith to them, What evil hath he done? And they cried more, and said, Be he crucified.
24And Pilate seeing that he profited nothing, but that the more noise was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the people, and said, I am guiltless [or innocent] of the blood of this rightful [or this just] man; busy you [or see ye].
25And all the people answered, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.
26Then he delivered to them Barabbas, but he [be] took to them Jesus scourged, to be crucified.
27Then [the] knights of the justice [or the president] took Jesus in the moot hall, and gathered to him all the company of knights.
28And they unclothed him, and did about him a red mantle;
29and they folded a crown of thorns, and put on his head, and a reed in his right hand; and they kneeled before him, and scorned him, and said, Hail, king of Jews.
30And they spat on him, and took a reed, and smote his head.
31And after that they had scorned him, they unclothed him of the mantle, and they clothed him with his clothes, and led him to crucify him [or to be crucified].
32And as they went out, they found a man of Cyrene coming from the town, Simon by name; they constrained him to take his cross.
33And they came into [or to] a place that is called Golgotha, that is, the place of Calvary.
34And they gave [to] him to drink wine meddled or mingled with gall; and when he had tasted, he would not drink.
35And after that they had crucified him, they parted his clothes, and cast lots, to fulfill that is said by the prophet, saying, They parted to them my clothes, and on my cloth they cast lots.
36And they sat, and kept him;
37and set [or put] above his head his cause, written, This is Jesus of Nazareth, king of Jews, [or This is Jesus, the king of Jews].
38Then two thieves were crucified with him, one on the right half, and one on the left half.
39And men that passed forth blas-phemed him, moving their heads,
40and saying, Vath [or Fie] to thee, that destroyest the temple of God, and in the third day buildest it again; save thou thyself; if thou art the Son of God, come down of the cross [or come down off the cross].
41Also and [the] princes of priests scorning, with scribes and elder men, said,
42He made other men safe, he may not make himself safe; if he is [the] king of Israel, come he now down from the cross, and we believe to him;
43he trusted in God; deliver he him now, if he will; for he said, That I am God’s Son [or I am the Son of God].
44And the thieves, that were crucified with him, upbraided him of the same thing.
45But from the sixth hour, dark-nesses were made on all the earth [or upon all the land], till [to] the ninth hour.
46And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a great voice, and said, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani, that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47And some men that stood there, and hearing, said, This calleth Elijah.
48And anon one of them running, took and filled a sponge with vinegar, and put [it] on a reed, and gave to him to drink.
49But others said, Suffer thou; see we whether Elijah come to deliver him.
50Forsooth Jesus again cried with a great voice, and gave up the ghost [or sent out the spirit].
51And lo! the veil of the temple was rent in two parts, from the highest to the lowest. And the earth shook [or was moved], and the stones were cloven [or were cleft];
52and burials were opened, and many bodies of saints that had slept, rose up.
53And they went out of their burials, and after his resurrection they came into the holy city, and appeared to many.
54And the centurion and they that were with him keeping Jesus, when they saw the earth-shaking, and those things that were done, they dreaded greatly, and said, Verily this was God’s Son.
55And there were there many women afar [or Forsooth many women were there afar], that pursued Jesus from Galilee, and ministered to him.
56Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James, and of Joseph, and the mother of Zebedee’s sons.
57But when the evening was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, Joseph by name, and he was a disciple of Jesus.
58He went to Pilate, and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be given.
59And when the body was taken, Joseph wrapped it in a clean sendal [or a clean linen cloth],
60and laid it in his new burial, that he had hewn in a stone; and he wallowed a great stone to the door of the burial, and went away.
61But Mary Magdalene and another Mary were there, sitting against the sepulchre.
62And on the tother day, that is after pask even, the princes of priests and [the] Pharisees came together to Pilate,
63and said, Sir [or Sire], we have mind, that that beguiler [or deceiver] said yet living, After three days I shall rise again to life.
64Therefore command thou, that the sepulchre be kept into the third day; lest his disciples come, and steal him, and say to the people, He hath risen from death; and the last error shall be worse than the former.
65Pilate said to them, Ye have the keeping; go ye, keep ye as ye can.
66And they went forth, and kept the sepulchre, marking [or sealing] the stone, with [the] keepers.

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