Matthew Bible

Matthew 27

Christ is delivered bound to Pilate.

Matthew 27:1 When the morning was come, al the chief priestes & the elders of the people held a counsell agaynste Iesus, to put hym to death, Matthew 27:2 & broughte hym bounde and delyuered hym vnto Poncius Pilate the debitie.

Judas hangeth himself.

Matthew 27:3 Then when Iudas whiche betrayed him, saw that he was condemned, he repented him selfe, and brought agayne the .xxx. plates of syluer to the chiefe priestes and elders Matthew 27:4 saying: I haue synned betrayinge the innocent bloud. And they sayde: what is that to vs? Se thou to that. Matthew 27:5 And he caste doune the syluer plates in the temple, and departed, and wente, and honge hym selfe. Matthew 27:6 And the chief priestes toke þe syluer plates, & sayed: it is not lawfull for to putte them into the treasury, because it is þe pryce of bloude. Matthew 27:7 And they toke counsell, and bought wyth them a potters fylde to bury straungers in. Matthew 27:8 Wherfore that fylde is called the fylde of bloude vntyll thys day. Matthew 27:9 Then was fulfylled that which was spoken by Ieremy the Prophete saying: and they toke thyrty syluer plates the pryce of hym that was valewed, whom they bought of the chyldren of Israell. Matthew 27:10 and they gaue them for the potters fylde: as the Lorde appoynted me. Matthew 27:11 Iesus stode before the debitie: and the debytie axed hym saying: Art thou the Kynge of þe Iewes? Iesus sayed vnto hym: Thou sayest, Matthew 27:12 and when he was accused of the chief priestes & elders he answered nothynge. Matthew 27:13 Then sayed Pylate vnto him: hearest thou not how many thynges they laye agaynst the? Matthew 27:14 And he answered hym to neuer a word: in so muche that the debitie marueyled greatly. Matthew 27:15 At that feast, the debitye was wont to delyuer to the people a prysoner, whom they would desyre. Matthew 27:16 He had then a notable prysonner called Barrabas. Matthew 27:17 And when they were gathered together. Pylate sayde to them whether wyl ye that I let lose vnto you Barrabas or Iesu, whiche is called Christe? Matthew 27:18 For he knewe well that for enuye they had delyuered hym.

Pilate, admonished of his wife,

Matthew 27:19 When he was set doune to geue iudgement hys wyfe sent to hym saying: haue þu nothing to do with that iust man. For I haue suffered manye thynges thys daye in a dreame about hym. Matthew 27:20 But the chief priestes and the elders had perswaded the people, that they shulde axe Barrabas and destroye Iesus. Matthew 27:21 Then the debitye answered and sayd vnto them: whether of the twayne wyll ye that I let lose vnto you? And they sayed: Barrabas Matthew 27:22 Pylate sayed vnto them: what shall I do then with Iesus whiche is called Christ? They all sayed vnto hym: let hym be crucifyed. Matthew 27:23 Then sayed the debitie: what euyll hath he done? And they cried the more sayinge: let hym be crucifyed.

washeth his hands:

Matthew 27:24 When Pilate sawe that he preuayled nothyng but þe more busynes was made, he toke water and washed his handes before the people sayinge I am innocent of the bloude of this iust persone, or on your perille be it. Matthew 27:25 Then aunswered al the people & sayed, his bloude be on vs and on oure children.

and looseth Barabbas.

Matthew 27:26 Then let he Barrabas louse vnto them, and schourged Iesus, and deliuered hym to be crucyfyed. Matthew 27:27 Then the souldiers of the debytye toke Iesus to the common hall, and gathered to hym all the companye. Matthew 27:28 And they strypped him, and put on him a purpyll roobe,

Christ is crowned with thorns,

Matthew 27:29 and platted a croune of thornes & put vpon his head, and a reed in his ryght hande, & bowed their knees before him and mocked hym, sayinge: hayle kinge of the Iewes, Matthew 27:30 and spitted vpon hym & toke the reed and smote him on the head. Matthew 27:31 And when they had mocked hym: they toke the robe of hym agayn, and put his owne rayment on hym, and lead him awaye to crucyfye hym. Matthew 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyren named Symon: him they compelled to beare his crosse. Matthew 27:33 And when they came vnto þe place, called Golgotha (that is to saye: a place of dead mens sculles)


Matthew 27:34 they gaue hym veneger to drynke mengled with gall. And when he had tasted therof: he woulde not drinke. Matthew 27:35 When they had crucifyed hym: they parted his garmentes, and did cast lottes, to fulfyll that was spoken by the prophete. They deuided my garmentes amonge them, and vpon my vesture dyd cast lottes. Matthew 27:36 And they sate and watched him there. Matthew 27:37 And they set vp ouer his head the cause of his death written. This is Iesus the kinge of þe Iewes. Matthew 27:38 And ther were two theues crucifyed with him one on þe right hande, and another on the lyfte.

Matthew 27:39 They that passed by, reuyled hym wagginge their heades


Matthew 27:40 & sayinge: Thou that destroyest the temple of God and buyldest it in thre dayes: saue thy selfe. If thou be the sonne of God: come doune from the crosse. Matthew 27:41 Lykewise also the hye priestes mockynge hym with the scrybes and elders sayde. Matthew 27:42 He saued other, him selfe he can not saue. If he be the kinge of Israel let him now come doune from þe crosse, and we wyll beleue him. Matthew 27:43 He trusted in God, let hym deliuer hym now, if he wyl haue him: for he sayde I am þe sonne of God. Matthew 27:44 That same also the theues which were crucified with him cast in his teth. Matthew 27:45 From the syxte houre was there darcknes ouer all the lande vnto the ninthe houre. Matthew 27:46 And aboute the ninthe houre Iesus cryed with a loude voice sayinge: Eli Eli lama sabathani. That is to saye, my God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Matthew 27:47 Some of them that stode ther, when they hearde that, saied. This man called for Helias. Matthew 27:48 And straight waye one of them ranne & toke a sponge and fylled it full of veneger, and put it on a rede, and gaue him to drinke. Matthew 27:49 Other sayed, let be: let vs se whither Helias wyll come and delyuer hym.

dieth, and is buried:

Matthew 27:50 Iesus cryed agayne with a loude voyce and yeldeth vp the ghost. Matthew 27:51 And beholde the vayle of the tempell dyd rent in twayne from the toppe to the bottome and the earth dyd quake, and the rockes did rent, Matthew 27:52 and graues did open, and the bodies of manye saynctes which slept arose Matthew 27:53 & came out of the graues after his resurreccion: and came into the holy citie and appered vnto manye. Matthew 27:54 When the Centurion and they that were with hym watchinge Iesus, sawe the earth quake and those thinges whiche happened they feared greatly sayinge: Of a surtye this was the sonne of God. Matthew 27:55 And many women were there, beholding him a farre of, which folowed Iesus from Galile, ministring vnto him. Matthew 27:56 Among which was Marye Magdalena and Marye the mother of Iames & Ioses, and the mother of Zebedes children. Matthew 27:57 When the euen was come, there came a riche man of Aramathia named Ioseph, which same also was Iesus disciple. Matthew 27:58 He wente to Pilate and begged the bodye of Iesus, Then Pilate commaunded the body to be deliuered. Matthew 27:59 And Ioseph toke the body, & wrapped it in a cleane linnen cloth, Matthew 27:60 & put it in his newe tombe: which he had hewen out, euen in the rocke and rolled a great stone to the dore of the sepulchre and departed. Matthew 27:61 And ther was Marye Magdalene and the other Mary syttynge ouer agaynste the sepulchre.

Matthew 27:62 The nexte daye that foloweth good fryday the hye pryestes and phariseis gothe them selues to Pilate Matthew 27:63 and sayd: Syr, we remembre that this deceyuer sayed whyle he was yet alyue. After thre daies I will aryse agayne. Matthew 27:64 Commaunde therfore that the sepulchre be made sure vntyll the thirde daye lest peraduenture his disciples come, and steale him away, and saye vnto the people, he is rysen from death, & the last errourre be worste then the fyrste. Matthew 27:65 Pylate sayde vnto them: Take watche men: Go, and make it as sure as ye can.

his sepulchre is sealed, and watched.

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

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