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Matthew 27

Christ is delivered bound to Pilate.

Matthew 27:1 Vpon the morow, all the hye prestes and elders of the people helde a councell agaynst Iesus, that they might put him to death, Matthew 27:2 and bounde him, and led him forth, and delyuered him vnto Pontius Pilate the debyte.

Judas hangeth himself.

Matthew 27:3 When Iudas which betrayed him, sawe this that he was condemned vnto death, it repented him, and brought agayne the thirtie syluer pens to the hye prestes and the elders, Matthew 27:4 and sayde: I haue done euell, in that I haue betrayed innocet bloude. They sayde: What haue we to do with yt? Se thou therto. Matthew 27:5 And he cast the syluer pens in the teple, and gat him awaye, and wente and hanged him self. Matthew 27:6 So the hye prestes toke the syluer pens, and sayde: It is not laufull to put them in to the Gods chest, for it is bloudmoney. Matthew 27:7 Neuertheles they helde a councell, and bought with the a potters felde, for to burye straugers in. Matthew 27:8 Wherfore the same felde is called the bloudfelde vnto this daye. Matthew 27:9 Then was that fulfylled, which was spoken by Ieremy the prophet sayenge: And they toke thirtie syluer pens, the pryce of him that was solde, whom they bought of the children of Israell: Matthew 27:10 and these they gaue for a potters felde, as the LORDE commaunded me. Matthew 27:11 As for Iesus, he stode before the debyte, and the debyte axed him, and sayde: Art thou the kynge of the Iewes? And Iesus sayde vnto him: Thou sayest it. Matthew 27:12 And wha he was accused of the hye prestes and elders, he answered nothinge. Matthew 27:13 Then sayde Pylate vnto him: Hearest thou not, how sore they accuse the? Matthew 27:14 And he answered him not one worde: in so moch that the debyte marueled exceadingly. Matthew 27:15 At that feast, the debyte was wote to delyuer a presoner fre vnto the people, whom they wolde. Matthew 27:16 And at the same tyme he had a notable presoner called Barrabas. Matthew 27:17 And whan they were gathered together, Pylate sayde vnto them: Whether wil ye, that I geue lowse vnto you? Barrabas, or Iesus which is called Christ? Matthew 27:18 For he knewe well that they had delyuered him of enuye.

Pilate, admonished of his wife,

Matthew 27:19 And wha he sat vpo the iudgmet seate, his wife sent vnto him, sayenge: Haue thou nothinge to do with that righteous man, for I haue suffred many thinges this daye in a dreame because of him. Matthew 27:20 But the hye prestes and the elders persuaded the people, that they shulde axe Barrabas, and destroye Iesus. Matthew 27:21 Then answered the debyte, & sayde vnto the: Whether of these two wyl ye yt I geue lowse vnto you? They sayde: Barrabas: Matthew 27:22 Pylate sayde vnto them: What shal I do then with Iesus, which is called Christ? They sayde all: let him be crucified. Matthew 27:23 The debyte saide: What euell hath he done the? Neuertheles they cried yet more and sayde, let him be crucified.

washeth his hands:

Matthew 27:24 So whan Pilate sawe, that he coude not helpe, but that there was a greater vproure, he toke water, and wasshed his handes before the people, and sayde: I am vngiltie of ye bloude of this righteous man. Se ye therto. Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and sayde: His bloude come vpon vs, and vpon oure children.

and looseth Barabbas.

Matthew 27:26 Then gaue he Barrabas lowse vnto the, but caused Iesus be scourged, and delyuered him to be crucified. Matthew 27:27 Then the debites soudyers toke Iesus, in to the comon hall, and gathered the whole multitude ouer him, Matthew 27:28 and stryped him out of his clothes, and put a purple robe vpo him,

Christ is crowned with thorns,

Matthew 27:29 and plated a crowne of thorne, & set it vpon his heade, and a rede in his hade, and kneled before him, and mocked him, and sayde: hayle kynge of the Iewes. Matthew 27:30 And spytted vpon him, and toke ye rede, & smote him vpon the heade. Matthew 27:31 And wha they had mocked hi, they toke the robe of him ageyne, & put his owne clothes vpon him, and led him forth, yt they might crucifie hi. Matthew 27:32 And as they were goinge out, they founde a man of Cyren called Symon: him they compelled to beare his crosse. Matthew 27:33 And when they came vnto the place called Golgatha (that is to saye by interpretacio a place of deed mens sculles)


Matthew 27:34 they gaue him to drynke, veneger myxte wt gall. And whan he had tasted therof, he wolde not drynke. Matthew 27:35 So whan they had crucified him, they parted his garmetes, and cast lottes therfore: that the thinge might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophet: They haue parted my garmetes amonge the, & cast lottes vpon my vesture. Matthew 27:36 And there they sat, and watched hi. Matthew 27:37 And aboue ouer his heade, they put vp the cause of his death in wrytinge: namely: This is the kynge of the Iewes. Matthew 27:38 Then were there two murthurers crucified with him, the one of the right hande, and the other on the left.

Matthew 27:39 They that wente by, reuyled him, and wagged their heades


Matthew 27:40 and sayde: Thou that breakest downe the teple of God, and buyldest it in thre dayes, helpe thyself. Yf thou be the sonne of God, come downe from the crosse. Matthew 27:41 The hye prestes also in like maner with the scrybes & elders, laughed him to scorne, and sayde: Matthew 27:42 he hath helped other, and can not helpe himself: Yf he be the kynge of Israel, let him come downe now from the crosse, and we wil beleue him Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God, let him delyuer him now, yf he wil haue him. For he hath sayde: I am the sonne of God. Matthew 27:44 The murtherers also that were crucified with him, cast the same in his tethe. Matthew 27:45 And from ye sixte houre there was darcknes ouer the whole earth vnto the nyenth houre. Matthew 27:46 And aboute the nyenth houre, Iesus cried with a loude voyce, and sayde: Eli, Eli, Lamma asabthani? that is, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:47 But some of the that stode there, when they herde yt sayde: He calleth Elias. Matthew 27:48 And immediatly one of them ranne, and toke a spoge, and fylled it with veneger, and put it vpon a rede, and gaue him to dryncke. Matthew 27:49 But ye other sayde: holde, let se whether Elias wyl come, and delyuer him.

dieth, and is buried:

Matthew 27:50 Iesus cried agayne with a loude voyce, and gaue vp the goost. Matthew 27:51 And beholde, the vale of the temple was rente in two peces, from aboue tyll beneth, and the earth quaked, and the stones rent, Matthew 27:52 and the graues opened, and many bodies of the sayntes that slepte, arose, Matthew 27:53 and wete out of the graues after his resurreccion, and came in to the holy cite, and appeared vnto many. Matthew 27:54 But the captayne and they that were with him, and kepte Iesus, when they sawe the earthquake and the thinges that were done, they were sore afrayed, and sayde: Verely this was Gods sonne. Matthew 27:55 And there were many wemen there lokynge to afarre of, which had folowed Iesus from Galile, and had mynistred vnto him: Matthew 27:56 amonge whom was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of Iames and Ioses, and the mother of the children of Zebede. Matthew 27:57 At euen there came a rich man of Arimathia, called Ioseph, which was also a disciple of Iesus. Matthew 27:58 He wete vnto Pylate, and axed the body of Iesus. Then commaunded Pylate that the body shulde be geue him. Matthew 27:59 And Ioseph toke the body, and wrapped it in a cleane lynnen cloth, Matthew 27:60 and layed it in his owne new sepulcre, which he had hewen out in a rocke, and rolled a greate stone to the dore of the sepulcre, and wente his waye. Matthew 27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene and ye other Mary, syttinge ouer agaynst the sepulcre.

Matthew 27:62 The next daye that foloweth the daye of preparynge, the hye prestes and Pharises came together vnto Pylate, Matthew 27:63 and saide: Syr, we haue called to remembraunce, that this disceauer sayde whyle he was yet alyue: After thre dayes I wyl ryse agayne. Matthew 27:64 Comaunde therfore that the sepulcre be kepte vnto the thirde daye, lest peraduenture his disciples come, and steale him awaye, and saye vnto the people: He is rysen from the deed, and so shal the last errour be worse the the first. Matthew 27:65 Pylate sayde vnto them: There haue ye watchme, go youre waye, and kepe it as ye can.

his sepulchre is sealed, and watched.

Matthew 27:66 They wete and kepte the sepulcre wt watchmen, and sealed the stone.

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