68:1 And on that Tuesday evening, as Jesus went out from the temple and was going forth on his way, some of his disciples came to him to show him the buildings of the temple, speaking of how they were adorned with goodly stones and offerings. 2 And one of his disciples said to him, “Teacher, behold, what great stones and what great buildings!” 3 But Jesus responding, said to them, “Do you not see these great buildings and things? 4 As for these things which you behold, truly I say to you, the days will come in which there shall not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.”

5 And as he was later sitting on the Mount of Olives across from the temple, the disciples, Peter, James, John and Andrew, came to him privately and asked, saying, “Tell us, Teacher, when shall this thing be? 6 And what will the signs be when this is about to take place?” 7 And Jesus answering, began to say to them, “Take heed to yourselves and beware of your kinsmen: for they shall lay their hands on you, and shall persecute you, and betray you, delivering you up to the Sanhedrin; 8 and they shall be delivering you up into the synagogues for scourging, and into the prisons where you shall be beaten; and they shall be bringing you to stand before kings and governors on account of my Name and for my sake. 9 It will result in a witness that will become your testimony both to the Jews, and also to the Gentiles. 10 When they lead you away, delivering you up, be not anxious. 11 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to premeditate nor practice beforehand on how to make a defense, when to answer, or what you shall say: 12 for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries opposing you shall not be able to withstand nor contradict. 13 Whatsoever shall be supplied, even given to you in that hour, that you speak: for you are not the ones speaking, but the Holy Spirit of your Father will be the One speaking through you. 14 Yet you shall be betrayed: handed over and delivered up even by parents, and brothers, and relatives, and friends, and even your brethren; and some of you they shall cause to be put to death. 15 And you shall be hated by all men for my Name’s sake. 16 But not a hair of your head shall perish: in your patient endurance you shall gain your souls. 17 And in forty years when you shall see Jerusalem surrounded by Roman armies, then know that her ruin and desolation has finally arrived. 18 Then let those that are in Judea take flight and escape, fleeing into the hills; 19 and let those that are in the midst of her hurry out and depart from her; 20 and let those that are in the rural areas not enter into her. 21 For these are the days of satisfying, retributive justice, and vengeance, and punishment, so that all pertinent things that have been written about Jerusalem in the Scriptures can be fulfilled. 22 Woe to the pregnant and to those women that are nursing in those days! 23 For there shall be great distress and affliction in the land, and avenging punishment on this people. 24 And they shall fall down dead by the edge of the sword, and they shall be led captive into, and made subject to, all the nations: 25 and Jerusalem shall be trampled down under the feet of the Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”

69:1 And then they asked him, “What will be the signs of your coming advent, and of the consummation of the age? 2 And he then said to them, “Take heed and watch that you be not led astray by any man: 3 for many will come upon the merits of my Name, saying that I am the Christ — even the Messiah — and that the time is at hand; and they will mislead people, causing many to go astray: 4 therefore do not go after them. 5 And when you shall hear of impending wars, and seditious instabilities and tumults, see that you be not distressed: 6 for all these things of necessity must first come to pass; but the end is not yet immediate. 7 For ethnic shall rise up against ethnic, and kingdom against kingdom: 8 and there will be famines in various places, 9 and there will be great earthquakes in many places, 10 and plagues, and pestilences; 11 and there will be both ominous, momentous events of prophetic significance which inspire terror, and great signs from heaven. 12 But all these things are merely the preliminaries — even the beginning of the real troubles.

13 “Then shall they deliver you up to afflictions and distressing circumstances, 14 and they shall kill you, and you will be hated by all men and nations for my Name’s sake. 15 And then many shall be affected with scruples and repugnance and fall away from the Faith, 16 and will hand over and deliver up one another to the authorities, and will hate one another. 17 Brother will deliver up brother to death, and the father his child; and children shall rise up against parents for their own preservation, and cause them to be put to death. 18 And many false prophets will rise up, and will mislead and deceive many. 19 And because of the increase of lawlessness, the Christian loving-care of the majority of believers will grow cold: 20 but the one holding out, continuing firm, remaining constant and persevering in the Faith to the end, this one will be saved. 21 And in fairness and mercy this good news of the kingdom must first be proclaimed to all nations in the whole inhabited world for a testimony; 22 and then at that time the end shall come.

23 “So then, when you see the sacrilegious abomination of devastating desolation set up/fixed/established/standing in the holy place in Jerusalem where it ought not — the one which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet — 24 then let those that are in Judea take flight, fleeing into the mountains: 25 and let the one that is on the housetop not descend into the house, nor enter in to take any thing out of his house: 26 and the one dwelling in the field, let him not return back to get his coat and those things left behind. 27 And woe to those that are holding child in the womb, and to those nursing babies in those days! 28 And pray that your flight will not occur in the rainy, cold winter, neither on a Sabbath when all kinds of public services are shut down: 29 for then in those days there shall be great tribulation, such as has never been from the beginning of the world’s creation which God created until now, no, nor ever will come to be thereafter. 30 And unless the Lord had cut those days short, no flesh would be saved; 31 but for the sake of the precious elect whom he has chosen out for himself, the Lord cut those days short — so those days will be shortened.

32 “And then if anyone says to you, ‘Lo, the Christ/Messiah is here,’ or, ‘Lo, there,’ you all should not believe him. 33 For there shall rise up false christs, messiahs and prophets, 34 and they will show great prodigious miracles, signs and wonders, so as that they may lead astray, deceive, seduce and pervert if possible, even the very elect of God. 35 But take heed and watch: see, I have told you all things beforehand. 36 If therefore they should say to you, ‘Look, he is in the desert, or in the wilderness,’ you should not go forth. 37 If they say, ‘Look, he is retiring in private rooms,’ you should not believe them. 38 For just as the lightning comes forth from the east, and flashes even as far as the west; so also shall be the coming advent of the Son of man. 39 For where so-ever the carcass may be, there will the vultures be gathered together. 40 So learn the lesson of the vultures: you don’t have to go looking for me — I will find you.

41 “Now, in those days, immediately after that distressing tribulation, there will be signs in the sun and moon and starry constellations; 42 and upon the earth, anxious distress with perplexity among the nations having doubt and uncertainty over the roaring and tossing of the sea; 43 persons shall be faint at heart, becoming dismayed with fear, and in anticipation of the things coming upon the inhabited world: 44 the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give her light, and bright meteors will be falling from the heavens, and the powers of the heavens will be turned upside down. 45 When these things are themselves beginning to come to pass, lift your heads and look up; for your deliverance is drawing nigh. 46 Then they will see the sign of the Son of man appearing in the heavens — him coming in upon the clouds of heaven with great power and great glory. 47 And then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn for themselves and wail, beating themselves in lamentation. 48 And then shall he send forth his angels with a trumpet sound of great volume, 49 and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost extremity of the earth, to the uttermost extremity of heaven — even to the ends of them.”

70:1 And he told a parable to them: “Now from the fig tree learn an illustration: look at the fig tree — even all the trees. 2 When its branch becomes now tender and puts forth its leaves, and they start to shoot forth already, seeing this, you are knowing in your own selves that the summertime is now near. 3 Even so you all also, when you see all these things coming to pass, you ought to know that God’s kingdom is near — even at the doors. 4 Truly I say to you all that the generation that witnesses all these things together, shall in no way pass away until all these things shall be accomplished. 5 The sky and the earth may pass away, but my words will never pass away, but will have fulfillment. 6 But no one knows for sure when that day and hour is — not the angels in heaven, not even the Son, but my Father only.

7 “And as were the days of Noah, so also will be the coming of the Son of man. 8 For as in those days which were before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until which day Noah entered into the ark, 9 and they knew not until the flood came and took them all away: 10 so will be the coming of the Son of man. 11 Then at that time two will be in the field: one will be taken with personal interest, and one will be left with prejudice: 12 two grinding in the mill — one will be taken with personal interest, and one will be left with prejudice. 13 Take heed to yourselves: watch and pray therefore, lest perchance your hearts should be distracted with surfeiting, debauchery, and drunkenness, and the many cares and things in this life, and that day come upon you suddenly: 14 for as a snare, it shall come upon all those dwelling upon the face of the whole earth. 15 So watch, therefore — all the time — praying and making request for yourself, 16 so that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that are about to come to pass, and be made to stand in the presence of the Son of man.

17 “Watch, therefore because you know not for sure when the time is — or on what day your Lord is coming. 18 But this you do know, that if the master of the house had known for sure in what watch the thief was coming, he could have watched, and would not have allowed his house to be dug into. 19 Therefore you also make ready and be prepared: for in the hour you think not the Son of man is coming.

20 “It will be like an absentee man, departing from his house and sojourning in another country, giving authority to his slaves — to each his work — commanding also the doorman that he should be watchful, circumspect, attentive and vigilant: 21 you all be watchful, circumspect, attentive and vigilant therefore; 22 for you do not know for sure when the Lord of the house is coming, whether at the first watch of late evening, or at midnight, or at the third watch of the night near cock-crow, or in the early morning watch which ushers in dawn; 23 lest coming suddenly he should come upon you and discover you sleeping. 24 And what I say to you, I say to all. Be watchful, circumspect, attentive and vigilant!

25 “Who then is the faithful, trusty, discreet and prudent slave, whom his lord has set over his family’s household to give them food in due season? 26 Fortunate is that slave whom his lord, when he comes, shall find so doing. 27 Truly I say to you, that he will set him over all his goods, possessions and property. 28 But if that slave is bad, and should say in his heart, “My lord is long to come,” 29 and should begin to hit his fellow-slaves for his own pleasure, and to eat and drink with those binge-drinking; 30 the lord of that slave will come on a day which he expects not, and in an hour which he knows not, 31 and shall inflict extremely severe punishment on him, and will put him with the religiously moral hypocrites: 32 there will be the weeping of regret and the gnashing of the teeth.

71:1 “Then shall the kingdom of the heavens be comparable to ten ostensibly indistinguishable virgins who, taking their torches, went forth for a meeting with the bridegroom. 2 And five of them were expeditiously prudent, and five were procrastinating morons. 3 The morons, having taken up their torches, did not take oil with themselves: but the prudent took oil in their vessels with their torches. 4 Now the bridegroom was lingering long, and they all nodded and sunk into sleep, and were sleeping. 5 But at midnight a resultant cry occurred: “Look, the bridegroom is coming! Come out to his meeting!” 6 Then all those virgins that had been aroused trimmed and readied their torches. 7 And the morons said to the prudent, “Give us some of your oil; for our torches won’t light.” 8 But the prudent answered, saying, “Perhaps there will not be enough for us and for you: 9 rather, you all go to those selling oil and buy it for yourselves.” 10 And while they were going away to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were expeditious and ready went in with him into the marriage feast: and the door was shut. 11 And afterwards the remaining moronic virgins who procrastinated and missed it came also, saying, “Lord, Lord, open up to us.” 12 But answering he said, “Truly I say to you, I don’t personally know you. We have no relationship because you procrastinators are still not born again from above.” 13 Be watchful, circumspect, attentive and vigilant therefore, for you know not for sure the day nor the hour in which the Son of man is coming.

14 “For it is just like a man, going abroad into another country, who called his own slaves and delivered to them his goods. 15 And to one he gave fifteen thousand dollars, to another six thousand, and to another three thousand; 16 to each according to their own several ability; and he immediately went abroad on his journey. 17 The one that received the fifteen thousand dollars went and traded with them, and made fifteen thousand dollars more. 18 In like manner he also that got six thousand gained six thousand more. 19 But he that received the three thousand went away and dug in the soil and hid his lord’s money. 20 Now after a long time the lord of those slaves came for reckoning and adjusted accounts with them. 21 And the one receiving the fifteen thousand dollars approaching, brought near another fifteen thousand dollars, saying, “Lord you delivered to me fifteen thousand dollars: lo, I have gained fifteen thousand dollars more with it.” 22 His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful slave: you have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.” 23 And also the one receiving the six thousand dollars approaching, said, “Lord, you delivered to me six thousand dollars: lo, I have gained six thousand dollars more with it.” 24 His lord said to him, “Well done, good and faithful slave: you have been faithful over a few things, I will set you over many things: enter into the joy of your lord.” 25 And also the one having received the three thousand dollars approached and said, “Lord, I knew you, that you are a hard man, reaping where you did not sow, and gathering from where you did not scatter, and being afraid, I went away and hid your three thousand dollars in the ground where it would not be stolen: lo, you retain what is yours.” 26 But answering his lord said to him, “You slothful, inactive, indolent, idle slave! You knew that I reap where I did not sow, and gather where I did not scatter; 27 therefore you ought to have put my money to the bankers, and at my coming I could have received back mine own with interest! 28 Therefore, take away from him the three thousand dollars, and give it to him possessing the thirty thousand dollars. 29 For to every one that has shall more be given, and he shall receive abundance: 30 but from the one that has not, even that which he has shall be taken away from him. 31 And cast out the worthless slave into the outer darkness: where there shall be the weeping and the gnashing of the teeth.

32 “And when the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, 33 then he will sit upon his throne of glory: and before him shall be gathered all the nations: 34 and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats; and he shall set the sheep by his right, but the goats on the left. 35 Then shall the King say to those by his right, “Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: 36 for I hungered, and you gave me to eat; 37 I thirsted, and you gave me drink; 38 I was a stranger and you took me in; 39 I was naked, and you clothed me; 40 I was sick, and you visited me; 41 I was in prison, and you came to me.” 42 Then shall the righteous respond to him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungering and feed you? Or thirsting and gave you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and take you in? Or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick, or in prison, and come to you?” 43 And answering the King shall say to them, “Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you practiced good to one of the least of these my brethren, you did good to me.” For genuine saving faith always shows itself in good works. 44 Then shall he also say to them on his left, “You who are cursed: depart from me into the eternal fire, having been prepared for the Devil and his angels: 45 for I hungered and you gave me nothing to eat; 46 I thirsted and you gave me no drink; 47 I was a stranger and you took me not in; 48 I was naked and you clothed me not; 49 I was sick, and in prison, and you visited me not.” 50 Then shall they also respond to him, saying, “Lord, when did we see you hungering, or thirsting, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to you?” 51 Then shall he answer them, saying, “Truly I say to you, inasmuch as you did nothing for the least one of these who believe, you did nothing for me.” 52 And they shall go away into everlasting punishment: for without saving faith, in spite of any works, their sin-guilt is everlasting, and evil must be contained forever; but those justified by the Faith that works shall go into life everlasting.

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72:1 And it came to pass, when Jesus finished all these words, he said to his disciples, “You know for sure that after two days the Passover is coming: 2 the Son of man is to be delivered up and cut off according to the prophet Daniel who said, “Seventy sevens are determined for your people to finish the transgression, make an end of sins, and make reconciliation for iniquity. Therefore, from the command to restore/rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince shall be seven sevens and sixty-two sevens. And after the sixty-two sevens shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself.””

3 And in the remaining daytime he was teaching in the temple; and in the nighttime, going out, he lodged in the Mount — that being called Olivet. And all the people came early every day to him in the temple for to hear him.

4 Now after the two days was to be the feast of unleavened bread, which is also called the Passover, which was also a special Sabbath day immediately preceding the regular Sabbath on Saturday; and it was drawing near. 5 Then were gathered together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, into the court of the high priest, named Caiaphas. 6 And the chief priests and the scribes took counsel together seeking how they might subtly seize Jesus and put him to death and destroy him: 7 and they said, “Not during the Friday feast-day, lest perchance there should be a tumultuous uprising among the people;” for they feared the people.

8 And Satan entered into Judas who was also called ‘Iscariot,’ who was then numbered as one of the twelve, and he went away to the chief priests and communed with them and the captains in order that he might deliver him to them, 9 saying, “What are you willing to give me? I will deliver him to you.” 10 And when they heard it they were exuberant, and they covenanted to give him money, and he consented. 11 They weighed out to him thirty pieces of silver, 12 in order that it might be fulfilled which was spoken through the prophet Zechariah, “So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver.” 13 And from that time he sought opportunity in order that he might conveniently deliver him to them in the absence of the multitude.

14 Now on Wednesday, two days before the first day of unleavened bread, before which the Paschal lambs must be sacrificed, the disciples came to Jesus, saying to him, “Where are you willing that we should be going and be making ready so that we can eat the Passover?” 15 And he sent two of his disciples, Peter and John, saying to them, “Going into the city, make ready for us so that we may eat.” 16 And they said to him, “Where are you desiring that we make ready?” 17 And he said to them, “Behold, when you are entering into the city, there you will meet a man bearing aloft a pitcher of water; follow him into the house where so ever he should enter in, 18 and you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “My time is near at hand. I must observe an early Passover at your house. 19 Where is the guest-room where I shall prepare to eat this Passover with my disciples?“’ 20 And he will show you a large, furnished upper room that has been prepared: go and make ready for us there.” 21 And the disciples went forth and did as Jesus directed them, and they came into the city, and they found even as he had told them: and they made ready the Passover.

22 Now this same day, when the evening hour had come, he came and reclined to eat with the twelve disciples — who were also designated apostles — 23 and there arose a contention among his disciples about which of them is supposed to be the greater. 24 And he said to them, “The kings of the nations are exercising sway over them; and those exercising power and authority over them are called ‘Benefactors.’ 25 But it is not to be so with all of you: but he that is the greater among you, let him become like as the initiate; and he that is chief officer, like as he that is serving. 26 For which is typically greater, he that is reclining to eat, or he that is serving? Is it not he that is reclining to eat? 27 But I am in the midst of you all as he that is serving. 28 And you are they that have continued with me through my trial; and I am assigning to you my kingdom, even as my Father assigned to me his kingdom, 29 in order that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom; and you can yourselves sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”

30 And as they reclined, and were eating, he testified, saying, “Truly, truly I say to you all, that one out of you all will betray me — he that eats with me — behold, the hand of my betrayer is with mine on the table.” 31 And they began to scrutinize among themselves which of them it may then be that could be the one about to commit this thing. 32 And they began to be grieved — grieving exceedingly — and each one of them began to say to him one by one, “Not at all, Lord, I am not!” 33 And he responded and said to them, “It is one of you twelve — one that has dipped his hand with mine in the dish — the same shall betray me. 34 Indeed the Son of man is departing from life according to that having been predestined and decreed — to die even as it has been written of him — 35 but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed. It would have been best for him if that man was never born.” 36 And Judas who was betraying him answered and said, “I am not, Rabbi.” Jesus therefore said to him, “So you say.”

37 And as they were eating, he said to them, “With anticipation I have desired to eat this Passover with you all before I am to suffer: 38 for I say to you all, I shall never, not ever, eat of it again until its significance is fulfilled in God’s kingdom. 39 And Jesus, taking a loaf of bread, when he had blessed it and given thanks, he broke it, and he gave pieces to the disciples, saying, “You all take and eat: this is my body broken on your behalf which is being given up for you: this do in remembrance of me.” 40 And taking the cup he received, in like manner, after supper, when he had given thanks, he gave it to them and said to them, “Take this and divide it among yourselves: drink all of it; for in this cup is my blood — that of the New Covenant — which is being shed for the forgiveness of sins, even that which is being poured out for all of you: 41 as often as you may drink it, do this in remembrance of me. 42 Now truly I say to you, from now on I shall not drink any more of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it anew with you in my Father’s kingdom — when the kingdom of God can come.” 43 And all drank from it.

44 And then Jesus said to them, “During this very night all of you will be caused to stumble, falter and fall away from me: for it has been written, “I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.” 45 But, after my resurrection when I am raised up from the dead, I will go before you into Galilee.” 46 But Peter responded and said to him, “Although all shall be offended with you and caused to stumble and fall away, yet not I. I will never be offended in you, nor caused to stumble, nor fall away.” 47 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan has demanded to obtain you for himself in order to sift you as wheat: 48 but I have made supplication for you so that your faith would not fail: and once you have come back, you confirm, establish, and render steadfast your brethren. 49 But Peter responded and said to him, “Even if all shall be offended in you, yet I will never be offended. I am ready if need be to both go to prison and to die!” 50 And Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you today, that this very night, before the cock crows a second time, you will have denied that you know me three times.” 51 But Peter spoke to him very vehemently, “Even if I must die with you, I will not deny you.” 52 And in like manner also, so said all the disciples.

53 And he said to them, “When I sent you all forth without luggage and wallet and shoes, did you lack, or were you in want of anything?” 54 And they said, “Nothing.” 55 Then he said to them, “But now, he that has luggage, let him take it, and likewise a wallet: and the one having no weapon, let him sell his garment and buy one. 56 For I say to you all, that this which is written is of necessity yet to be fulfilled in me: “And he has been reckoned, even counted with the transgressors:” 57 for that also which concerns me has a fulfillment and realization.” 58 And they said, “Lord, behold, here are two swords.” 59 And he said to them, “It is enough.”

73:1 And Jesus, coming with them upon the place named ‘Gethsemane,’ said to his disciples, “Pray that you be not placed into trial and temptation. 2 You all sit here while I, go yonder to pray.” 3 And taking along with him Peter, and the two sons of Zebedee, James and John, he began to be sorrowful — greatly amazed — and to grieve and be dejected. 4 Then he said to them, “My soul is greatly grieved and exceedingly sorrowful, even unto death: you all stay here and watch with me.” 5 And proceeding forward a little — being parted from them about a stone’s throw — kneeling, he fell down to the ground upon his face, and was praying, and saying that if it were possible, the hour might pass away and be removed from him; for being made to be and bear sin for the whole world, past, present and future, let alone suffering the ignoble, protracted agonies of crucifixion, was extremely repulsive to him. 6 And in his suffering humanity he further said, “Abba — my Father — to you all things are possible, and capable of being accomplished. 7 If you are willing, if it is at all possible, let this cup be caused to pass away from me: but nonetheless, not what I want, but what you want to be done, let that be done. 8 And an angel appeared to him from heaven strengthening him. 9 And being in agony he prayed more intensely: and he suffered hematidrosis, where his sweat became as drops of blood falling down upon the ground because of the great distress he was experiencing. 10 And rising up from the prayer, coming toward his three exhausted disciples, he discovered them sleeping from sorrow; 11 and he said to Peter, being the oldest, “What’s with you, Simon? Why are you sleeping? Were you all not able to watch with me one hour? Rise up! 12Watch and pray lest you should fall into trial and temptation: I know that the spirit is indeed ready and willing, but the flesh is in fact weak and unwilling.” 13 And again going yonder for a second time he persisted in prayer saying the same things, adding, “O my Father, if this cup is not able to pass away from me except I drink it, let thy will be done.” 14 And having returned he came and discovered them sleeping again, for their eyes were becoming grievously heavy, and they didn’t know what to answer him. 15 And leaving them in resignation, going again, he prayed with persistence a third time, saying over again the same things. 16 Then he came toward his disciples again the third time, but said to them, “Sleep on, and you all rest yourselves.”

17 Then after some time he said, “Look, enough sleep; the hour has come and is now at hand, and behold, the Son of man is being yielded up and handed over into the hands of the sinners. 18 Arouse yourselves, you should go! Look, the one betraying me has come and is now at hand!”

18 And immediately, while he was yet speaking, lo and behold, a multitude came as a large crowd with swords and clubs from the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, 19 and the one called Judas — being one of the twelve— was coming ahead of them, and he drew near to Jesus to kiss him. 20 For the one betraying him was to be giving them a sign, and had given it to them saying, “Whomsoever I shall kiss, that is he; you all seize him and lead him securely away.” 21 And immediately approaching, drawing near to Jesus he said, “Rabbi. Hail, Rabbi,” and kissed him greatly with a semblance of affection. 22 But Jesus said to him, “Judas, friend and comrade, for whom are you coming? Are you betraying and handing over the Son of man with a kiss?”

23 And then approaching, they violently they laid their hands upon Jesus and subdued him. 24 And the disciples, those that were around him, perceiving what would follow, said, “Lord, shall we smite with a sword?” 25 And behold, a certain one of those having a sword standing by with Jesus, stretching out his hand and drawing out his sword, he struck the slave of the high priest, wounding him — he cut off his right ear. 26 Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back in its place, for all those taking up a sword, will themselves perish by a sword. 27 Or are you thinking that I am not able at this present moment to entreat my Father, and he will even now place at my disposal more than twelve legions of angels? 28 How then can the scriptures receive fulfillment, seeing that it is thus necessary for this to so occur now? Desist from even this.” 29 And touching the man’s ear he healed him.

30 In that hour Jesus responding, said to the chief priests, and captains of the temple, and elders, and the crowds coming out against him, “Have you come out with the present result that you are now here as against a robber with swords and clubs to apprehend me? 31 I was sitting down with all of you daily, teaching in the temple, but you neither seized me nor laid a hand upon me: but this is your hour, and the power and prerogative of the realm of darkness. 32 But all this has come to pass so that the Scriptures and the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.” 33 And then all the disciples, forsaking and abandoning him, fled away. 34 And one certain young man named Mark, who was following with him — a mere linen cloth having been cast about him upon his nakedness — the young men were laying hold on him also; but relinquishing the linen cloth he fled from them naked.

74:1 And having seized him, those restraining and taking Jesus led him away into the house of Caiaphas the high priest, where there were gathered together with him all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes. 2 But Peter was following him at a distance, even to the court of the high priest, entering into the interior, and he was sitting together with the officers to see the outcome, and warming himself by the firelight.

3 Now the chief priests, and the elders, and the whole Sanhedrin were seeking to obtain false witness and evil testimony against Jesus in order that they might put him to death; 4 but they were not finding it, even though many phony witnesses were coming forth bearing false witness and giving evil testimony against him; 5 but their statements were not consistent, so they found it not. 6 But afterwards there stood up and drew near two false witnesses that were bearing false witness against him. 7 One said, “This one said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in the course of three days.’” 8 The other said, “We heard him saying, ‘I will demolish this temple made with hands, and in the course of three days I will build another made without hands.’” 9 And so, neither was their witness consistent. 10 And the high priest standing up in their midst, questioned Jesus, saying to him, “Not one response? Nothing? What are these witnessing and testifying against you?” 11 But Jesus was maintaining his silence and answered nothing. 12 Again, responding, the high priest questioned him, and said to him, “I adjure you by the living God, that you tell us if you are the Messiah — the Son of God. 13 Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed?” 14 And Jesus said to him, “You are correct. I am. 15 Nevertheless I tell you, in the future you will see the Son of man sitting to the right of the Omnipotent One, then coming upon the clouds of heaven.” 16 And then the high priest tore his garments, saying, “He spoke of the Divine One in irreverent and reproachful terms injurious to the majesty of our deity! 17 What further need are we still having of witnesses? 18 Behold, you just heard his blasphemy! What does it look like to you?” 19 And answering they all condemned him to death, saying, “He is deserving of death.” 20 And some began to come forth and spit upon him and to hit him with the fist; and some even slapped him with the palms of their hands; then they spat in his face and punched him some more; 21 and some began to cover his face with a blindfold and were subsequently striking his face and questioning him, saying, “Prophesy to us, you Messiah: who is the one striking you?” 22 And those men who were holding him were mocking him and beating him as well. 23 And the officers also received him and beat him with their hands; blaspheming and reviling, they said many other things against him.

24 Then Judas, the one betraying him, when he saw that he was condemned, becoming regretful and repenting of himself, 25 he returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” 26 But they said, “What is that to us? Its your problem.” 27 And casting down the pieces of silver into the sanctuary, he departed; and going away he hanged himself off of the precipice by the valley of Hinnom. 28 And the chief priests taking up the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put this into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.” 29 And taking counsel, they bought with the coins the field of the potter, for the burial of strangers. 30 Wherefore that field was called, “A Field of Blood,” even to this day. 31 Then that which was spoken through Zechariah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, “And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them in the house of the Lord — the value of the One having been so priced by them — then I gave them to the potter as the Lord directed me.”

32 Now meanwhile, Peter was sitting outside in the court beneath. 33 And having kindled a fire in the midst of the court, they were sitting down together, and Peter was sitting in the midst of them. 34 And a certain maid sitting near the firelight got up and drew near to him — one of the maids of the high priest — 35 and seeing in the light, looking intently and significantly at him, she said, “You also were with Jesus the Galilean. This man also was with him, even Jesus the Nazarene.” 36 But he denied him before them all, saying, “Woman, I know him not. I neither know nor understand what you are saying.” 37 And departing he went outside into the gateway of the outer court; and a cock crowed. 38 And when he was gone out into the outer court, the maid seeing him again, began to say to him and to those that were there standing by, “You also are one of them. This man is one of them. This man also was with Jesus the Nazarene.” 39 But Peter was denying again saying to them, “Man, I am not.” And he denied it again with an oath, saying, “I know not the man.” 40 And after a little while, about the interval of one hour, those standing by, coming near, were asseverating and confidently affirming, saying to Peter again, “Of a truth this one was also with him, for he also is a Galilean. You are a Galilean; for even your dialect is the same and is clearly making you!” 41 And Peter said, “Man, I know not what you are saying.” Then he began to execrate, and bind by a curse, and to swear with an oath, and said, “I know not this man of whom you are speaking.” 42 And immediately, while yet speaking, the cock crowed a second time after, and turning, the Lord looked down upon Peter. And Peter remembered the predictive word of the Lord as he had told him — how that Jesus said to him, “This very night, before the cock crows a second time, you will have denied that you know me three times.” 43 And reflecting thereupon, going outside he began to weep; he cried, and began bawling bitterly.

75:1 Now it happened early Thursday, in the morning, that rising up, all of the chief priests and the scribes and the elders of the people held a meeting and took counsel against Jesus so as to ensure that he would be put to death. 2 And as soon as day came, the Jewish Sanhedrin was convened, elders, chief priests and scribes — the whole council; 3 and they conducted him into their Sanhedrin, saying again, “If you are the Messiah, tell us.” 4 But he said to them, “Even if I were to tell you, you would never believe: and if I also were to ask you, you would never let me have an answer, nor would you let me go. 5 From now on the Son of man will be sitting to the right of the Omnipotent One.” 6 And they all said, “You then are the Son of God!” 7 And he said to them, “You are saying so because I am.” 8 And they said, “What further need are we having of testimony? For we ourselves have heard from his own mouth.” 9 And binding him, they led him away and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

10 Now the whole company of them, having brought him before Pilate, they began to accuse him saying, “We found this one perverting the nation, and forbidding men to give tribute to Caesar, and saying he himself is to be anointed king.” 11 And Jesus stood before the governor. 12 And Pilate, the governor, questioned him, saying, “You are the king of the Jews?” 13 And Jesus answering, said to him, “As you say.” 14 And having heard this, he went back out to the Jews, and he said to them, “I detect no fault in this man.” 15 And the chief priests were accusing Jesus of many things, and while he was being accused by the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing. 16 Then Pilate again questioned him, saying to him, “Are you avowing nothing? Behold how many things they are accusing you of. 17 Are you not hearing how many things they are witnessing against you?” 18 But Jesus no more answered anything, and he gave him no response, not even to one word: 19 insomuch that Pilate the governor began to marvel greatly with wonder and admiration. 20 And Pilate said to the chief priests and the multitudes, “I find no cause in this man.” 21 But they were the more urgent and pressing, saying, “He is stirring up the people, teaching throughout all Judea, and beginning from Galilee even to this place….” 22 And Pilate hearing ‘Galilee,’ he asked if the man was a Galilean. And learning that he was from the jurisdiction of Herod, he sent him to Herod, he being also in Jerusalem during these days.

23 Now Herod, “that fox” who sought to kill him, upon seeing Jesus, became exceedingly glad: 24 for he was for a long time wanting to see him, because he had begun to hear much about him; and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. 25 And he questioned him with befitting words; but Jesus answered him nothing. 26 And the chief priests and the scribes stood, vehemently accusing him. 27 And Herod with his guards made light of him by mocking him, rejecting him with contempt and scorn; and casting around him gaudy apparel, he sent him back to Pilate. 28 And both Herod and Pilate became friends with each other that very day: for they were at enmity between themselves before this. 29 And calling together the chief priests and the leaders and the people, Pilate said to them, “You brought this man to me as one that is perverting the people: and behold, examining him before you, I found no fault in this man regarding those things which you accuse him of. 30 But still more, neither Herod: for I sent you all up to him: and behold, nothing worthy of death has been committed by him. Therefore, scourging him, I will release him.”

31 Now at the feast, the governor in the past had customarily resorted to setting free one prisoner, usually with good results, and was of necessity compelled to liberate to the multitude at this feast one prisoner whomsoever they wanted and asked of him. 32 And the multitude went up and began crying aloud, asking him to do for themselves as he was accustomed to be doing. 33 Now they were keeping there at that time one who was a robber — a notorious prisoner called Jesus Bar Abbas, which is ironically interpreted ‘Jesus son of the Father’ — 34 having been bound with those insurgents that had made a certain insurrection in the city, and who were cast into prison for committing murder in that insurrection. 35 Therefore, after the Jews had been gathered together, Pilate intentionally responded and said to them, “Whom are you desiring that I should set free for you? Jesus the son of the Father? 36 Or do you want me to release for you, Jesus the Son of God — king of the Jews?” 37 For he perceived and knew absolutely with the result that it was settled in his mind, that for envy, jealousy and spite the chief priests had delivered him up with the result that he was already in custody.

38 But while he was sitting upon the judgment seat, his wife sent to him, saying, “You are to do nothing to this righteous, innocent man: for I suffered this day in a dream because of him.” 39 Now the chief priests and the elders influenced the multitudes by persuasion that they should demand for themselves Jesus Bar Abbas, and that they should put Jesus Messiah to death; 40 and they instigated and stirred up the multitude so that he should rather release Bar Abbas to them. 41 But the governor, responding again, said to them, “Which out of the two are you willing that I should release for you?” 42 They all cried out therefore, saying, “Bar Abbas! Not this man, but Bar Abbas!” 43 Pilate said to them, “Are you willing that I should release to you the king of the Jews?” 44 Then again the whole multitude cried out all together, saying, “Lift up and kill this man, and release to us Bar Abbas!” 45 And Pilate addressing them again, desiring to release Jesus, responded and said to them, “What then are you desiring that I should do to Jesus — the One being called Messiah — whom you are calling ‘king of the Jews?’” 46 And they all shouted and cried out again to him, saying, “Crucify, crucify him! Let him be crucified!” 47 But the governor, Pilate, said to them a third time, “What for? What evil has this one done? I have found no cause in him for death: therefore scourging him, I will release him.” 48 But they were more urgent and importunate upon him and were crying out more abundantly with exceedingly loud voices, asking for him to be crucified, and their voices, and those of the chief priests, prevailed, as they cried out exceedingly, saying, “Crucify him! Let him be crucified!” 49 So when Pilate, willing to do whatever it took to gratify and placate the multitude, saw that there was nothing further of benefit, and that he prevailed not, but rather that a tumult was arising, 50 so, taking water, he washed his hands in the presence of the multitude, so that he could be ostensibly clean of wrongdoing, 51 saying, “I am innocent of the blood of this righteous one: You shall be admitted to observe this!” 52 And answering, all the people said, “His blood be upon us and upon our children!” 53 Then, therefore, the soldiers of Pilate the governor took Jesus into the Praetorium, and led him away into the court interior within, which is in the palace, and they called together and gathered against him the whole cohort, 54 and stripping him bare, they scourged him bloody with steel-studded whips, and then they arrayed him with a purple garment, and put around him a scarlet robe. 55 And they interwove a crown made of thorns and placed it around his head, and put a reed into his right hand; and they began to salute him, and they knelt down before him, and mocked him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 56 And they spat upon him, and took the reed from him and struck him on the head with it, and kneeling down again they were “worshipping” him, and then they struck him with their hands. 57 These things fulfilled that which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, “I gave my back to the smiters, and my cheeks to those that plucked off the hair: I hid not my face from shame and spitting.”

58 So therefore, Pilate adjudged their request to be done, and he released to them whom they asked for — Bar Abbas — who had been cast into prison for insurrection and murder. 59 And having already scourged Jesus, he delivered him up to them according to their will, so that he could be crucified. 60 And when they had mocked and derided him, and treated him contumely and with scorn, they stripped from him the robe, and the purple garment, and put on him his own garments, and they led him out and away to crucify him.

76:1 So as they were leading him away so that they could crucify him, going forth, they found and were seizing for themselves a certain man passing by, who was coming from a cultivated field, one Simon of Cyrene, the father of Alexander and Rufus, 2 and they pressed him into service, compelling him to go with them so that he might carry Jesus’ cross; for he struggled bearing it alone: 3 and they laid upon him the cross, to bear it behind Jesus. 4 And a great multitude of the people were following him with women also who were beating themselves, bewailing and lamenting him. 5 But turning to them Jesus said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not over me, but weep for yourselves, and over your children. 6 For behold, days are coming in which they will say, ‘Fortunate are the barren, even the wombs which bear not, and the breasts which nurse not.’ 7 Then they will themselves commence to say to the mountains, ‘Fall upon us;’ and to the hills, ‘Cover us.’ 8 For if they are producing fruits such as these during the good times, what kind of fruits shall they produce during the bad times?”

9 And there were also two others — criminals — led with him to be lifted up and put to death also. 10 And they were conducting them all out to a place which is being called in Hebrew, ‘Golgotha,’ and in Latin, ‘Calvary,’ which being interpreted is: ‘Place of a Skull.’ 11 And when they arrived upon the place, they offered Jesus myrrh-posca mixed with wormwood to drink: 12 and tasting it, he declined it, and was not willing to drink it at all. 13 And it was well after the third hour nigh to midday; and there they crucified him, 14 and with him were being crucified the two thieving criminals, one on each side — one to the right of him, and the other one to the left of him, with Jesus in the middle — 15 and the scripture was fulfilled which says, “And he was being reckoned/counted/enumerated with transgressors.” 16 And hung over his head the inscription of the charge against him read: “This is Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.” 17 And Jesus said, “Father, forgive them; for they have no absolute knowledge nor understanding of what they are doing.” 18 And they parted his garments among them, casting lots over them to see what each should take, thus fulfilling the prophecy of King David who said, “They divided my garments among them, and for my clothing they did cast lots.” 19 And sitting down, they all guarded him there.

20 And the people stood fixed as spectators. 21 And those passing along by were reviling him, and treating him with contumely and calumny, 22 wagging their heads in derision, saying, “Ha! The One destroying the temple and building it in three days! 23 Miracle-worker! If you are the Son of God, save yourself, and come down from the cross.” 24 And the rulers also were scoffing with them, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if this one is the Messiah — the specially beloved of God.” 25 In like manner also the chief priests mocking among each other together with the scribes and elders said, “He saved others! Is he not able to save himself? 26 If he is King of Israel; let him — the Messiah, the King of Israel — now come down from the cross, that we may see, and then we will believe him. 27 He trusted upon God; let God rescue and deliver him now — if he wants him: for he said, ‘I am the Son of God.’” 28 And the soldiers also were mocking, scorning and deriding him, approaching and offering vinegar to him, and saying, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself.” 29 And the thieves that were also being crucified with him were inveighing against him and insulting him with opprobrious speech, heaping upon him the same reproaches. 30 And one of the criminals being suspended, was blaspheming him, saying, “Since you are the Messiah, save yourself, and us.” 31 But the other criminal, repenting and responding in a moment of sanity, rebuked him, and said, “Don’t you even fear God, seeing that we are furnished with the very same judicial sentence? 32 And indeed we deservedly: for I am receiving the suitable, due recompense for what I did: 33 but this one did nothing improper, amiss or wicked.” 34 And he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when you can come in the course of your kingdom.” 35 And Jesus said to him, “Truly I say to you, today you shall be with me in Paradise.”

36 And it was now about the sixth hour — noon — and the sun became darkened, and a darkness came over the whole land, occurring from the sixth hour until the ninth hour. 37 And at about the ninth hour — three in the afternoon — Jesus cried with a great voice, saying, “Elohim, Elohim, lama sabachthani?” which is being interpreted as, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?

38 Even as the Psalmist David wrote concerning the crucifixion of Messiah, “Why are you so far from helping me, from the words of my groaning? 39 I am a worm, and no man; 40 scorned by men, and despised by the people. 41 All who see me mock at me, they make mouths at me, they wag their heads; 42 “He committed his cause to the Lord; let him deliver him, let him rescue him, for he delights in him!” 43 Be not far from me, for trouble is near and there is none to help. 44 Many bulls encompass me, strong bulls of Bashan surround me; 45 they open wide their mouths at me like a ravening and roaring lion. 46 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; 46 my heart is like wax, it is melted within my breast; 47 my strength is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue cleaves to my jaws; 48 you do lay me in the dust of death. 49 Yea, dogs are around me; a company of evildoers encircle me; 50 they have pierced my hands and my feet; 51 I can count all my bones; 52 they stare and gloat over me; 53 they divide my garments among them, and for my raiment they cast lots. 54 But you, O Lord, be not far off! 55 O you, my Help, hasten to my aid! 56 Deliver my soul from the sword, my life from the power of the dog! 57 Save me from the mouth of the lion, my afflicted soul from the horns of the wild oxen!”

77:1 And some of them standing by there, when they heard what he said, they said, “Behold, this one is calling Elijah.” 2 But the rest said, “Let him be; let us see whether Elijah comes to save him and take him down.” 3 But when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, “Into your hands I entrust my spirit, committing it to your charge.” 4 And having said this, he gave up the ghost. 5 And behold, the earth quaked; and the rocks split; and the veil of the temple was torn into two parts — in the middle from the top to the bottom.

6 Now the centurion standing over by him, and they that were guarding Jesus with him — when they saw how that he so cried out and expired, and seeing the earthquake and the things that took place — feared exceedingly, and glorified God, saying, “Certainly this man was righteous. 7 Truly, this one was the Son of God.” 8 And all the multitudes that had come together upon this sight, when they were beholding the things that were happening, they returned smiting their breasts, 8 even as the prophet Zechariah did prophesy, “They shall look upon me whom they have pierced, and they shall mourn for him as one mourns for his one and only, and shall be in bitterness for him, as one that is in bitterness for the firstborn.” 9 And all his acquaintances stood afar off witnessing these things. 10 There were also many women beholding from afar that followed Jesus, ministering to him from Galilee, 11 among whom were both Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, 12 and the mother of the sons of Zebedee, and Salome, who also, when he was in Galilee, had followed him, and ministered to him; 13 and many other women accompanying him to Jerusalem from Galilee.

14 And Nicodemus, standing afar off in awe of what happened, quoted Isaiah the prophet, saying, “Behold, my Servant shall be lifted up very high. 15 As many were astonished at him — his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the sons of men — 16 so shall he startle many nations; 17 kings shall shut their mouths because of him; 18 for that which has not been told them they shall see, and that which they have not heard they shall understand. 19 Who has believed what we have heard? 20 And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? 21 For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; 22 he had no form nor comeliness that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. 23 He was despised, forsaken and rejected by men; 24 a man of pains and sorrows and acquainted with sickness and grief; 25 and as one from whom men turn their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. 26 Surely he has borne our weaknesses and grief and carried our sorrows and pains; 27 yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 28 But he was wounded for our transgressions, 29 he was bruised for our iniquities; 30 upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed. 31 All we like sheep have gone astray; 32 we have turned every one to his own way; 33 and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. 34 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth; 35 like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth. 36 By oppression and judgment he was taken away; 37 and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people? 38 And they made his grave with the wicked and with a rich man in his death, 39 although he had done no violence, and there was no deceit in his mouth. 40 Yet it was the will of the Lord to bruise him; 41 he has put him to grief and made him weak; 42 when he makes himself an offering for sin, he shall see his offspring, he shall prolong his days; 43 the will of the Lord shall prosper in his hand; 44 he shall see the fruit of the travail of his soul and be satisfied; 45 by his knowledge shall the righteous One, my Servant, make many to be accounted righteous; 46 and he shall bear their iniquities. 47 Therefore I will divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; 48 because he poured out his soul to death, and was numbered with the transgressors; 49 yet he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”

78:1 And behold, evening approaching, there came a rich man named Joseph from a city of the Jews called Arimathaea, 2 who was a councilor of honorable estate — a good and righteous man — he himself was not according with their counsel and deed — who himself also was looking for and expecting the kingdom of God. 3 And because it was between the ninth and the twelfth hour of Thursday afternoon — the latter part of the day of Preparation before the Sabbaths were to begin — this man boldly coming up, went in to Pilate, and asked for the body of Jesus that he might take it away. 4 And Pilate marveled that he could be dead already: and summoning the centurion near to him, he asked him whether he had been any while dead. 5 And when he learned it of the centurion, he granted the request and commanded the corpse be given up to Joseph, who wrapped it in a clean linen cloth that he had bought. 6 Joseph then rolled a great stone against the door of the tomb and departed. 7 And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses, the women that had come with him out of Galilee, followed after 8 and marked the tomb and how his body was laid while sitting over against the tomb, and returning home they prepared spices and ointments.

9 Now on Friday, the next day which was Passover — the first day of unleavened bread after the Preparation — the chief priests and the Pharisees were gathered together to Pilate, 10 saying, “Sir, we remember that that deceiver said while he was yet living, ‘After three days I myself am rising again.’ 11 Command therefore that the tomb be made secure until the third day, lest perchance his disciples should come by night and should steal him away, and can then say to the people, ‘He is risen from the dead:’ and the last deception will be worse than the first.” 12 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard: go your way, make it as secure as you know how.” 13 So they went and made the tomb sure, sealing the stone, accompanied by the guard.

79:1 Now on Sunday, the first day of the week, when the Sabbaths were past, Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene from whom he cast out seven demons, and to the other Mary — the mother of James, and to Salome, and to a few others, all who had set out to the tomb very early so that they could anoint Jesus, bringing with them spices which they had previously bought and prepared. 2 And they arrived at the tomb by the time the sun was risen. 3 And they had been saying among themselves on the way, “Who shall roll away the stone for us from the mouth of the tomb?” For it was exceedingly great. 4 And then lo! there was suddenly a great earthquake; and an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 5 His appearance was as lightning, and his clothing white as snow: 6 and for fear of him the guards did quake and became as dead men. 7 And watching with fear, the women saw that the stone, which was very large, was now rolled back away from the tomb, and so they passed by the angel and entered into the tomb, but found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 8 And it came to pass, while they were perplexed concerning this thing, behold there were suddenly two angels standing by them in dazzling apparel — the one that had rolled away the stone, and another — a young man in appearance — who then went and sat to the right — and both were arrayed in white robes. 9 One said, “Be not amazed nor afraid! Why are you seeking the living among the dead?” 10 For the women were there, amazed and frightened, and were bowing down their faces to the ground. 11 And the other angel responded and said to the women, “Fear not: for I know that you are seeking Jesus the Nazarene who has been crucified. 12 He is not here; for he is risen — even as he said. 13 Come and see the place where the Lord did lay — look where they had lain him. 14 Remember how he spoke to you while he was yet in Galilee, saying that the Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and rise again the third day. 15 Go quickly and tell his disciples — and Peter — that he is risen from the dead, and he goes ahead of you into Galilee: 16 there shall you see him as he said to you. Lo! I have told you.” 17 And when the angels departed, the women went fleeing from out of the tomb; for trembling and astonishment had come upon them: and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. 18 But then they remembered his words, and great fear became great joy, and they ran to bring his mourning and weeping disciples word. 19 And returning from the tomb they went and told all these things to the eleven who had been with him, and to all the rest. 20 Again they were Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary — mother of James — and some other women with them that had told these things to the disciples. 21 But upon hearing them these words seemed in their sight as idle babble; and they disbelieved them.

22 But later, Jesus then met the women, saying, “Hail!” And they came and took hold of his feet and worshipped him. 23 Then Jesus said to them, “Fear not: go announce to my brethren that they should depart into Galilee, and that there they will see me.” 24 Now while the women were going, behold, some of the guard that had recovered came into the city, and told to the chief priests all the things that had come to pass. 25 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a lot of silver to the soldiers, 26 saying, “You say, ‘His disciples came by night, overcame us, and stole him away while we were out,’ and if this comes to a hearing before the governor, we will persuade him, and rid you of any responsibility.” 27 So they took the silver and did as they were told: and this saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and it prevails even until this day.

80:1 And behold, two of the brethren were going that very day to a country-village called Emmaus, which was about seven miles from Jerusalem. 2 And they communed with each other concerning all of these things which had happened. 3 And it came to pass while they communed and questioned together, that Jesus himself drew near, appearing in a different form, and went along with them. 4 But their eyes were prevented from recognizing him lest they should know him. 5 And he said to them, “What are these depressing words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?” 6 And they stood still looking very sad.

7 And one of them, Cleopas, answered and said to him, “Are you sojourning alone in Jerusalem, and know not of the things which have come to pass there in these days?” 8 And he said to them, “What things?” 9 And they said to him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in word and deed before God and all the people: 10 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him up to be condemned to death, and crucified him. 11 But we hoped that it was he who would redeem Israel. 12 Yea and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass. 13 Moreover certain women of our company amazed us, having been early at the tomb; and when they did not find his body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. 14 And certain of them that were with us went to the tomb, and found it to be so, even as the women had said: but him they did not see.”

15 And he said to them, “O unintelligent men — stupid and slow of heart to believe upon all that the prophets spoke! 16 Must not the Messiah suffer these things, and enter into his glory?” 17 And beginning with Moses, and quoting from all the prophets, he interpreted for them in all the Scriptures those things concerning himself. 18 And they drew near to the village to where they were going: and he made as though he would go further. 19 But they constrained him, saying, “Stay with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent.” And he went in to stay with them.

20 And it came to pass, when he had reclined with them to eat, that he took the loaf, and blessed it, and broke it, and gave it to them. 21 And their eyes were enlightened, and they recognized him; and he vanished out of their sight. 22 And they said one to another, “Was not our heart burning within us, when he spoke to us in the way, while he opened up the Scriptures to us?” 23 And they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and the rest of those that were with them, and reported, saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon.” 24 And they rehearsed the things that happened in the way, and how he was recognized by them in the breaking of bread, but neither did they believe them either.

25 And as they spoke these things, Jesus himself appeared and stood in the midst of the eleven, who were reclining at table, and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed that they beheld a ghost. 26 And he said to them, “Why are you being troubled? And why are doubts, hesitations and scruples arising in your hearts? 27 See my hands and my feet, that I am he? Handle me and see; for a ghost has not flesh and bones as you behold me having.” 28 And when he had said this, he showed them his hands and his feet and he reproved them for their disbelief and hard heartedness because they did not believe those who had seen him after he had arisen. 29 And while they still disbelieved for joy, and wondered, he said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 30 And they gave him a piece of broiled fish and a honeycomb; and he took them and ate in their presence.

31 And he said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while yet being with you, how that all those things must needs be fulfilled which are written in the Law of Moses, and the Prophets, and the Psalms concerning me.” 32 Then he opened their mind so that they might understand the Scriptures: 33 and he said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ — even the Messiah — must suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day; 34 and that repentance and forgiveness of sins be preached in his Name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 35 You are all witnesses of these things.”

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