27:30. And spitting upon him, they took the reed and struck his head.
27:31. 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.
27:32. And going out, they found a man of Cyrene, named Simon: him they forced to take up his cross.
27:33. And they came to the place that is called Golgotha, which is the place of Calvary.
27:34. And they gave him wine to drink mingled with gall. And when he had tasted, he would not drink.
27:35. 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.
27:36. And they sat and watched him.
27:37. And they put over his head his cause written: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
27:38. Then were crucified with him two thieves: one on the right hand and one on the left.
27:39. And they that passed by blasphemed him, wagging their heads,
27:40. 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.
27:41. In like manner also the chief priests, with the scribes and ancients, mocking said:
27:42. 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.
27:43. He trusted in God: let him now deliver him if he will have him.
For he said: I am the Son of God.
27:44. And the selfsame thing the thieves also that were crucified with him reproached him with.
27:45. Now from the sixth hour, there was darkness over the whole earth, until the ninth hour.
27:46. 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?
27:47. And some that stood there and heard said: This man calleth Elias.
27:48. 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.
27:49. And the others said: Let be. Let us see whether Elias will come to deliver him.
27:50. And Jesus again crying with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost.
27:51. 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.
27:52. And the graves were opened: and many bodies of the saints that had slept arose,
27:53. And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection, came into the holy city and appeared to many.
27:54. 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.
27:55. And there were there many women afar off, who had followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering unto him:
27:56. Among whom was Mary Magdalen and Mary the mother of James and Joseph and the mother of the sons of Zebedee.
27:57. And when it was evening, there came a certain rich man of Arimathea, named Joseph, who also himself was a disciple of Jesus.
27:58. He went to Pilate and asked the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded that the body should be delivered.
27:59. And Joseph taking the body wrapped it up in a clean linen cloth:
27:60. 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.
27:61. And there was there Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, sitting over against the sepulchre.
27:62. And the next day, which followed the day of preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together to Pilate,
The day of preparation... The eve of the sabbath; so called, because on that day they prepared all things necessary; not being allowed so much as to dress their meat on the sabbath day.
27:63. Saying: Sir, we have remembered, that that seducer said, while he was yet alive: After three days I will rise again.
27:64. 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.
27:65. Pilate saith to them: You have a guard. Go, guard it as you know.
27:66. And they departing, made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone and setting guards.
Matthew Chapter 28
The resurrection of Christ. His commission to his disciples.
28:1. And in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre.
28:2. And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and coming rolled back the stone and sat upon it.
28:3. And his countenance was as lightning and his raiment as snow.
28:4. And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror and became as dead men.
28:5. And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you: for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified.
28:6. He is not here. For he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid.
28:7. And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen. And behold he will go before you into Galilee. There you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you.
28:8. And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples.
28:9. And behold, Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet and adored him.