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015:019 Then they began to beat Him on the head with a cane, to spit on Him, and to do Him homage on bended knees.

015:020 At last, having finished their sport, they took the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.

015:021 One Simon, a Cyrenaean, the father of Alexander and Rufus, was passing along, coming from the country: him they compelled to carry His cross.

015:022 So they brought Him to the place called Golgotha, which, being translated, means 'Skull-ground.'

015:023 Here they offered Him wine mixed with myrrh; but He refused it.



015:024 Then they crucified Him. This done, they divided His garments among them, drawing lots to decide what each should take.

015:025 It was nine o'clock in the morning when they crucified Him.

015:026 Over His head was the notice in writing of the charge against Him: THE KING OF THE JEWS.

015:027 And together with Jesus they crucified two robbers, one at His right hand and one at His left.

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015:029 And all the passers-by reviled Him. They shook their heads at Him and said, "Ah! you who were for destroying the Sanctuary and building a new one in three days, 015:030 come down from the cross and save yourself."

015:031 In the same way the High Priests also, as well as the Scribes, kept on scoffing at Him, saying to one another, "He has saved others: himself he cannot save!

015:032 This Christ, the King of Israel, let him come down now from the cross, that we may see and believe." Even the men who were being crucified with Him heaped insults on Him.

015:033 At noon there came a darkness over the whole land, lasting till three o'clock in the afternoon.

015:034 But at three o'clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "Elohi, Elohi, lama sabachthani?" which means, "My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken me?"

015:035 Some of the bystanders, hearing Him, said, "Listen, he is calling for Elijah!"

015:036 Then a man ran to fill a sponge with sour wine, and he put it on the end of a cane and placed it to His lips, saying at the same time, "Wait! let us see whether Elijah will come and take him down."

015:037 But Jesus uttered a loud cry and yielded up His spirit.

015:038 And the curtain in the Sanctuary was torn in two, from top to bottom.

015:039 And when the Centurion who stood in front of the cross saw that He was dead, he exclaimed, "This man was indeed God's Son."

015:040 There were also a party of women looking on from a distance; among them being both Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of James the Little and of Joses, and Salome-- 015:041 all of whom in the Galilaean days had habitually been with Him and cared for Him, as well as many other women who had come up to Jerusalem with Him.

015:042 Towards sunset, as it was the Preparation--that is, the day preceding the Sabbath-- 015:043 Joseph of Arimathaea came, a highly respected member of the Council, who himself also was living in expectation of the Kingdom of God.

He summoned up courage to go in to see Pilate and beg for the body of Jesus.

015:044 But Pilate could hardly believe that He was already dead.

He called, however, for the Centurion and inquired whether He had been long dead; 015:045 and having ascertained the fact he granted the body to Joseph.

015:046 He, having bought a sheet of linen, took Him down, wrapped Him in the sheet and laid Him in a tomb hewn in the rock; after which he rolled a stone against the entrance to the tomb.

015:047 Mary of Magdala and Mary the mother of Joses were looking on to see where He was put.

016:001 When the Sabbath was over, Mary of Magdala, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, in order to come and anoint His body.

016:002 So, very soon after sunrise on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb; 016:003 and they were saying to one another, 'Who will roll away the stone for us from the entrance to the tomb?"

016:004 But then, looking up, they saw that the stone was already rolled back: for it was of immense size.

016:005 Upon entering the tomb, they saw a young man sitting at their right hand, clothed in a long white robe.

They were astonished and terrified.

016:006 But he said to them, "Do not be terrified. It is Jesus you are looking for--the Nazarene who has been crucified.

He has come back to life: He is not here: this is the place where they laid Him.

016:007 But go and tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you into Galilee: and that there you will see Him, as He told you."

016:008 So they came out, and fled from the tomb, for they were greatly agitated and surprised; and they said not a word to any one, for they were afraid.

016:009 [But He rose to life early on the first day of the week, and appeared first to Mary of Magdala from whom He had expelled seven demons.

016:010 She went and brought the tidings to those who had been with Him, as they were mourning and weeping.

016:011 But they, when they were told that He was alive and that she had seen Him, could not believe it.

016:012 Afterwards He showed Himself in another form to two of them as they were walking, on their way into the country.

016:013 These, again, went and told the news to the rest; but not even them did they believe.

016:014 Later still He showed Himself to the Eleven themselves whilst they were at table, and He upbraided them with their unbelief and obstinacy in not having believed those who had seen Him alive.

016:015 Then He said to them, "Go the whole world over, and proclaim the Good News to all mankind.

016:016 He who believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he who disbelieves will be condemned.

016:017 And signs shall attend those who believe, even such as these.

By making use of my name they shall expel demons.

They shall speak new languages.

016:018 They shall take up venomous snakes, and if they drink any deadly poison it shall do them no harm whatever. They shall lay their hands on the sick, and the sick shall recover."

016:019 So the Lord Jesus after having thus spoken to them was taken up into Heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God.

016:020 But they went out and made proclamation everywhere, the Lord working with them and confirming their Message by the signs which accompanied it.]

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