The Gospel According to St. Matthew
1 – And when morning was come, all the chief priests and ancients of the people took counsel against Jesus, that they might put him to death.
2 – And they brought him bound, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
3 – Then Judas, who betrayed him, seeing that he was condemned, repenting himself, brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and ancients,
4 – Saying: I have sinned in betraying innocent blood. But they said: What is that to us? look thou to it.
5 – And casting down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed: and went and hanged himself with an halter.
6 – But the chief priests having taken the pieces of silver, said: It is not lawful to put them into the corbona, because it is the price of blood.
7 – And after they had consulted together, they bought with them the potter’s field, to be a burying place for strangers.
8 – For this cause the field was called Haceldama, that is, The field of blood, even to this day.
9 – Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremias the prophet, saying: And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was prized, whom they prized of the children of Israel.
10 – And they gave them unto the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed to me.
11 – And Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, saying: Art thou the king of the Jews? Jesus saith to him: Thou sayest it.
12 – And when he was accused by the chief priests and ancients, he answered nothing.
13 – Then Pilate saith to him: Dost not thou hear how great testimonies they allege against thee?
14 – And he answered him to never a word; so that the governor wondered exceedingly.
15 – Now upon the solemn day the governor was accustomed to release to the people one prisoner, whom they would.
16 – And he had then a notorious prisoner, that was called Barabbas.
17 – They therefore being gathered together, Pilate said: Whom will you that I release to you, Barabbas, or Jesus that is called Christ?
18 – For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
19 – And as he was sitting in the place of judgment, his wife sent to him, saying: Have thou nothing to do with that just man; for I have suffered many things this day in a dream because of him.
20 – But the chief priests and ancients persuaded the people, that they should ask Barabbas, and make Jesus away.
21 – And the governor answering, said to them: Whether will you of the two to be released unto you? But they said, Barabbas.
22 – Pilate saith to them: What shall I do then with Jesus that is called Christ? They say all: Let him be crucified.
23 – The governor said to them: Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying: Let him be crucified.
24 – And Pilate seeing that he prevailed nothing, but that rather a tumult was made; taking water washed his hands before the people, saying: I am innocent of the blood of this just man; look you to it.
25 – And the whole people answering, said: His blood be upon us and our children.
26 – Then he released to them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, delivered him unto them to be crucified.
27 – Then the soldiers of the governor taking Jesus into the hall, gathered together unto him the whole band;
28 – And stripping him, they put a scarlet cloak about him.
29 – And platting a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand. And bowing the knee before him, they mocked him, saying: Hail, king of the Jews.
30 – And spitting upon him, they took the reed, and struck his head.
31 – And after they had mocked him, they took off the cloak from him, and put on him his own garments, and led him away to crucify him.
32 – And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced to take up his cross.
33 – And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary.
34 – And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink.
35 – And after they had crucified him, they divided his garments, casting lots; that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: They divided my garments among them; and upon my vesture they cast lots.
36 – And they sat and watched him.
37 – And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 – Then were crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand, and one on the left.
39 – And they that passed by, blasphemed him, wagging their heads,
40 – And saying: Vah, thou that destroyest the temple of God, and in three days dost rebuild it: save thy own self: if thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
41 – In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and ancients, mocking, said:
42 – He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the king of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.
43 – He trusted in God; let him now deliver him if he will have him; for he said: I am the Son of God.
44 – And the selfsame thing the thieves also, that were crucified with him, reproached him with.
45 – Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour.
46 – And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying: Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
47 – And some that stood there and heard, said: This man calleth Elias.
48 – And immediately one of them running took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar; and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink.
49 – And the others said: Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him.
50 – And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
51 – And behold the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top even to the bottom, and the earth quaked, and the rocks were rent.
52 – And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose,
53 – And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city, and appeared to many.
54 – Now the centurion and they that were with him watching Jesus, having seen the earthquake, and the things that were done, were sore afraid, saying: Indeed this was the Son of God.
55 – And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
56 – Among whom was Mary Magdalen, and Mary the mother of James and Joseph, and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
57 – And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus.
58 – He went to Pilate, and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered.
59 – And Joseph taking the body, wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth.
60 – And laid it in his own new monument, which he had hewed out in a rock. And he rolled a great stone to the door of the monument, and went his way.
61 – And there was there Mary Magdalen, and the other Mary sitting over against the sepulchre.
62 – And the next day, which followed the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,
63 – Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again.
64 – Command therefore the sepulchre to be guarded until the third day: lest perhaps his disciples come and steal him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead; and the last error shall be worse than the first.
65 – Pilate saith to them: You have a guard; go, guard it as you know.
66 – And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting guards.
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