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Matthew 27

Christ is delivered bound to Pilate.

Matthew 27:1 When þe mornynge was come, all the chefe prestes and the elders of the people helde a counsayle agaynst Iesus, to put him to deeth, Matthew 27:2 and brought him bounde and delyuered him vnto Poncius Pylate the debite.

Judas hangeth himself.

Matthew 27:3 Then Iudas (which had betrayed him) seyng that he was condempned, repented him selfe, and brought agayne the thirtye plates of syluer, to the chefe Prestes and elders, Matthew 27:4 sayinge: I haue synned, betrayinge the innocent bloud. And they sayd: what is that to vs? Se thou to that. Matthew 27:5 And he cast downe the syluer plates in the temple, and departed and went and hanged hym selfe. Matthew 27:6 And the chefe prestes toke the syluer plates and sayd: it is not lawfull for to put them into the treasure, because it is the pryce of bloud. Matthew 27:7 And they toke counsell: and bought wt them a potters felde to bury straungers in. Matthew 27:8 Wherfore þt felde is called þe felde of bloud, vntyll this daye. Matthew 27:9 Then was fulfylled, that which was spoken by Ieremy the Prophet, sayinge: and they toke thirtye syluer plates, the pryse of him þt was valued, whom they bought of the chyldren of Israel, Matthew 27:10 and gaue them for the potters felde, as the Lorde apoynted me. Matthew 27:11 Iesus stode before the debite, and the debite asked him, sayinge: art thou the kyng of the Iewes? Iesus sayeth vnto him: Thou sayest. Matthew 27:12 And when he was accused of the chefe prestes & elders, he answered nothyng. Matthew 27:13 Then sayeth Pilate vnto him: hearest thou not, how many witnesses they laye agaynst the? Matthew 27:14 and he answered him to neuer a worde: in so moch that the debyte marueyled greatlye. Matthew 27:15 At that feast, the debite was wonte to delyuer vnto the people a presoner, whom they wold desier. Matthew 27:16 He had then a notable presoner, called Barrabas. Matthew 27:17 Therfore, when they were gathered together, Pilate sayd: whether wil ye that I geue loosse vnto you? Barrabas, or Iesus, whych is called Chryst? Matthew 27:18 For he knewe þt for enuie they had delyuered him.

Pilate, admonished of his wife,

Matthew 27:19 When he was set downe to geue iudgement, his wyfe sent vnto him sayinge: haue þu nothinge to do with þt iust man. For I haue suffered many thinges this daye in my slepe because of him. Matthew 27:20 But the chefe prestes and the elders persuaded the people, þt they shulde aske Barrabas, and destroye Iesus. Matthew 27:21 The debite answered, and sayde vnto them: whether of the twayne, will ye, that I let loosse vnto you? They sayd: Barrabas. Matthew 27:22 Pilate sayde vnto them: what shall I do then with Iesus whych is called Christ? They all sayd vnto him: let him be crucifyed. Matthew 27:23 The debite sayde: what euyll hath he done? But they cryed the more, sayinge: let him be crucifyed.

washeth his hands:

Matthew 27:24 When Pilate sawe þt he coulde preuayle nothinge, but that more busynes was made, he toke water, and wasshed hys handes before the people, sayinge: I am innocent of the bloud of this iust person, ye shall se. Matthew 27:25 Then answered all the people, and sayd his bloud be on vs, and on oure children.

and looseth Barabbas.

Matthew 27:26 Then let he Barrabas loose vnto them, and scourged Iesus, and delyuered him to be crucifyed. Matthew 27:27 Then the soudeours of the debite toke Iesus in the comen hall, and gathered vnto him al the company. Matthew 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a purpill robe,

Christ is crowned with thorns,

Matthew 27:29 and platted a croune of thornes and put vpon his heed, and a rede in his ryght hande: and bowed þe knee before him: & mocked him, saying: hayle, kyng of the Iewes: Matthew 27:30 and whan they had spytt vpon him, they toke the rede, and smote him on the heed. Matthew 27:31 And after that they had mocked him, they toke the roabe of him agayne, and put hys awne rayment on him, & led him awaye to crucifye him. Matthew 27:32 And as they came out, they founde a man of Cyren (named Simon) him they compelled to beare his crosse. Matthew 27:33 And they came vnto the place which is called Golgotha (þt is to saye, a place of deed mens sculles)


Matthew 27:34 and gaue hym veneger to drincke myngled with gall. And when he had tasted therof, he wolde not drincke. Matthew 27:35 When they had crucifyed him, they parted his garmentes, & dyd cast lottes: þt it myght be fulfylled which was spoken by the Prophet. They departed my garmentes amonge them: and vpon my vesture dyd they cast lottes. Matthew 27:36 And they sate and watched him there, Matthew 27:37 and set vp ouer his heed the cause of hys deeth, wrytten: This is Iesus the kynge of the Iewes. Matthew 27:38 Then were there two theues crucifyed with him, one on the ryght hande, and another on the lyfte.

Matthew 27:39 They that passed by, reuyled him, waggynge their heades,


Matthew 27:40 and sayinge: thou that destroydest the temple of God and dyddest bylde it in thre dayes, saue thy selfe If thou be the sonne of God, come downe from the crosse. Matthew 27:41 Like wyse also þe hye prestes, mocking him with þe Scribes and elders sayde: Matthew 27:42 He saued other, him selfe can he not saue. If he be þe kynge of Israel: let him now come doune from the crosse, & we will beleue him. Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God, let him delyuer him now, yf he wyll haue him: for he sayde, I am þe sonne of God. Matthew 27:44 The theues also, which were crucifyed with him, cast the same in his tethe. Matthew 27:45 From þe syxte houre was there dercknes ouer all the lande vnto the nynth houre. Matthew 27:46 And about the nynth houre, Iesus cryed, wyth a loude voyce, sayinge: Eli, Eli lamasabaththany. That is to saye: my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:47 Some of them þt stode there, when they herde þt, sayde: This man calleth for Helias. Matthew 27:48 And streyght waye one of them ranne, and toke a sponge, and whan he had fylled it full of veneger, he put it on a rede, and gaue him to drincke. Matthew 27:49 Other sayde, let be: let vs se whether Helias will come, & delyuer him.

dieth, and is buried:

Matthew 27:50 Iesus, whan he had cried agayne wt a loude voyce, yelded vp þe goost. Matthew 27:51 And beholde, þe vayle of the temple dyd rent in to two partes, from the toppe to the bottome, and the earth dyd quake, and the stones rent Matthew 27:52 and graues dyd open: and many bodyes of sainctes which slept, arose, Matthew 27:53 & went out of the graues after his resurreccyon, and came in to the holy cytie, and appeared vnto many. Matthew 27:54 When the Centurion and they that were with him watchinge Iesus, sawe the erth quake, those thinges which happened, they feared greatly, saying: Trulye, this was the sonne of God. Matthew 27:55 And many wemen were there (beholdinge hym a farre of) whych folowed Iesus from Galile, mynistringe vnto him. Matthew 27:56 Amonge which was Mary Magdalen, and Mary þe mother of Iames and Ioses, and the mother of Zebedes chyldren. Matthew 27:57 When þe euen was come there came a riche man of Aramathia named Ioseph, which also was Iesus disciple: Matthew 27:58 He went to Pilate and begged the body of Iesus. Then Pilate commaunded the bodye to be delyuered. Matthew 27:59 And whan Ioseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a cleane lynnen cloth, Matthew 27:60 and layed it in hys newe tombe, whych he had hewen out, euen in the rocke, and rolled a greate stone to the dore of the sepulcre & departed. Matthew 27:61 And there was Mary Magdalene and the other Mary syttynge ouer agaynste the sepulcre.

Matthew 27:62 The nexte daye that folowed the daye of preparinge, the hye prestes and Pharises came together vnto Pilate, Matthew 27:63 sayeng: Syr, we remembre, that this deceauer sayde whyle he was yet alyue. After thre dayes I wyll aryse agayne. Matthew 27:64 Commaunde therfore that the sepulcre be made sure vntyll the thyrd daye, lest hys disciples come, & steale him awaye and saye vnto the people: he is rysen from the deed, & the last errour shalbe worse then the fyrst. Matthew 27:65 Pylate sayde vnto them: Ye haue the watch go your waye, make it as sure as ye can.

his sepulchre is sealed, and watched.

Matthew 27:66 So they went, and made the sepulcre sure with watche men, and sealed the stone.

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