231The whole company of them rose up and brought him before Pilate. 2They began to accuse him, saying,
3Pilate asked him,
He answered him,
4Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes,
5But they insisted, saying,
6But when Pilate heard Galilee mentioned, he asked if the man was a Galilean. 7When he found out that he was in Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was also in Jerusalem during those days.
8Now when Herod saw Jesus, he was exceedingly glad, for he had wanted to see him for a long time, because he had heard many things about him. He hoped to see some miracle done by him. 9He questioned him with many words, but he gave no answers. 10The chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him. 11Herod with his soldiers humiliated him and mocked him. Dressing him in luxurious clothing, they sent him back to Pilate. 12Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day, for before that they were enemies with each other.
13Pilate called together the chief priests and the rulers and the people, 14and said to them,
17Now he had to release one prisoner to them at the feast. 18But they all cried out together, saying,
— 19one who was thrown into prison for a certain revolt in the city, and for murder.
20Then Pilate spoke to them again, wanting to release Jesus, 21but they shouted, saying,
22He said to them the third time,
23But they were urgent with loud voices, asking that he might be crucified. Their voices and the voices of the chief priests prevailed. 24Pilate decreed that what they asked for should be done. 25He released him who had been thrown into prison for insurrection and murder, for whom they asked, but he delivered Jesus up to their will.
26When they led him away, they grabbed one Simon of Cyrene, coming from the country, and laid on him the cross, to carry it after Jesus. 27A great multitude of the people followed him, including women who also mourned and lamented him. 28But Jesus, turning to them, said,
32There were also others, two criminals, led with him to be put to death. 33When they came to the place that is called The Skull, they crucified him there with the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left.
Dividing his garments among them, they cast lots. 35The people stood watching. The rulers with them also scoffed at him, saying,
36The soldiers also mocked him, coming to him and offering him vinegar, 37and saying,
38An inscription was also written over him in letters of Greek, Latin, and Hebrew: “THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
39One of the criminals who was hanged insulted him, saying,
40But the other answered, and rebuking him said,
42He said to Jesus,
43Jesus said to him,
44It was now about the sixth hour,* and darkness came over the whole land until the ninth hour.* 45The sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was torn in two. 46Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said,
Having said this, he breathed his last.
47When the centurion saw what was done, he glorified God, saying,
48All the multitudes that came together to see this, when they saw the things that were done, returned home beating their breasts. 49All his acquaintances, and the women who followed with him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
50Behold, a man named Joseph, who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man 51(he had not consented to their counsel and deed), from Arimathaea, a city of the Jews, who was also waiting for God’s Kingdom: 52this man went to Pilate, and asked for Jesus’ body. 53He took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid him in a tomb that was cut in stone, where no one had ever been laid. 54It was the day of the Preparation, and the Sabbath was drawing near. 55The women, who had come with him out of Galilee, followed after, and saw the tomb, and how his body was laid. 56They returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
241But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they and some others came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2They found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3They entered in, and didn’t find the Lord Jesus’ body. 4While they were greatly perplexed about this, behold, two men stood by them in dazzling clothing. 5Becoming terrified, they bowed their faces down to the earth.
They said to them,
8They remembered his words, 9returned from the tomb, and told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. 10Now they were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James. The other women with them told these things to the apostles. 11These words seemed to them to be nonsense, and they didn’t believe them. 12But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. Stooping and looking in, he saw the strips of linen lying by themselves, and he departed to his home, wondering what had happened.
13Behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was sixty stadia* from Jerusalem. 14They talked with each other about all of these things which had happened. 15While they talked and questioned together, Jesus himself came near, and went with them. 16But their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17He said to them,
18One of them, named Cleopas, answered him,
19He said to them,
They said to him,
25He said to them,
27Beginning from Moses and from all the prophets, he explained to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. 28They came near to the village, where they were going, and he acted like he would go further.
29They urged him, saying,
He went in to stay with them. 30When he had sat down at the table with them, he took the bread and gave thanks. Breaking it, he gave to them. 31Their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he vanished out of their sight. 32They said to one another,
33They rose up that very hour, returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and those who were with them, 34saying,
35They related the things that happened along the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.
36As they said these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them,
37But they were terrified and filled with fear, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38He said to them,
40When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet. 41While they still didn’t believe for joy, and wondered, he said to them,
42They gave him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. 43He took them, and ate in front of them. 44He said to them,
45Then he opened their minds, that they might understand the Scriptures. 46He said to them,
50He led them out as far as Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51While he blessed them, he withdrew from them, and was carried up into heaven. 52They worshiped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53and were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen
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